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Treadhead with a Chainaxe
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EDIT: More pictures in post #23, #30 and #36

So, after months and months of talking about getting some pictures up, I finally got around to borrowing a camera and figuring out which side of it was the back and which was the front. But still, I managed to get a few pictures(In my very low-budget studio consisting of a desktop lamp, a white towel and a box) and shared them with the others in LO-chat, who then suggested I should post them here. Besides, it's about time I added something of my own to the painting section, rather than just asking a question every other year or so.

This is squad Bloodwind of the World Eaters Legion, or in game terms;
8 Chaos Space Marines with the Icon of Khorne a Meltagun, led by an Aspiring Champion with a Powerfist mounted in a rhino with extra armor.


From left to right, the front row are The Meltagunner, The Icon Bearer, Anonymous Boltgunner and Average Bolt Pistol Guy. The Back row, from left to right is Ultragrit Dude, Bayonetted Boltgunner Man, Chainsaw-Shield Bob and then the Champion hiding away behind the others since he's a bit camera shy.



Another angle.


Yet another angle.

February 3rd 2009 EDIT: Found this picture on my harddrive:


Side shot of the rhino.

February 3rd 2009 EDIT: Found this picture on my harddrive:


Overview.


The rhino. Extra armor made from 22 Chaos Warrior shields from Fantasy Battles, the Front and the Doors are from Forgeworld and the spikes are scavanged from alot of chaos vehicle accessory sprues. The big Khorne rune on the top hatch is a plasticard cutout.


And the rhino from behind.


I can't use cameras, so the pictures aren't as great as they should be, but someone might be able to discern enough for it to spark some inspiration. :p
 

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I don't know what surprises me more, the fact that you posted or the fact that your models aren't hideous like I imagined in my little world. The shielded warriors and Rhino look great man! I really wish I thought of that, might have the steal the idea for my 'Letters or something.

-K
 

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I finally got around to borrowing a camera and figuring out which side of it was the back and which was the front.
Sweden 1, technology 0 (hey, at least you didn't axe it, or Viking-laser it to fine, black powder).

(In my very low-budget studio consisting of a desktop lamp, a white towel and a box)
Sweden 2, stupid, modern stuff not requiring axes to build, 0.

As I said in chat, they look really cool. Nice work indeed!
But this trend of Swedish members posting their models might be a sign of the apocalypse... Better be careful..!
 

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They look awesome regardless of the lack of camera skills :p Which isn't really discernible I think because I can make everything out fine.

There are certainly some rather inspiring(ie-stealable) ideas in this squad such as the shields on the rhino and for the champion, and all those little details that cover the rhino. It makes it look so awesome!

Can't wait to see some more tributes to the Blood God! :D *reppage*
 

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I like how you have a dark and gritty scheme on the world eaters. If you don't mind me asking what color did you use on the rhino, it looks great and the addition of the shields as extra armor was thinking outside of the box.
 

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Awesome job mate, really like your work.

Look forward to seeing you post some more stuff.

If I do have one criticism, I am not sure about having numbers / letters painted on the edge of the bases - it just seems to be a bit of a distraction.

More please!
 

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Wow!

I really like the Rhinos. Nicely done!
 

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Treadhead with a Chainaxe
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Wow, alot of positive comments and I had thought my ego couldn't grow much bigger. Thanks alot though!

I'm not completely done with the rhino just yet though. I have a small chain lying around here, it's about a metre long but only about two millimetres thick, so I have a plan of collecting a large amount of skulls, drilling holes through them, pull the chain through the hole and then have the chain hanging from the side of it, but like most of my ideas, I haven't gone through with it yet because... well... I need more skulls. Alot of them. I'll be going through my bitboxes after christmas and see what I can scavage from there but I don't think it'll be enough to suit my needs.

Any ideas on where I might find a large amount of skulls without having to plunder tomb king/vampire count regimental boxes?

Also, here's the template I used to make the rune on the rhino top, if you print it out, it should be to-size with the rhino top hatch.



EDIT: [00:39:13] [Martox] Kaiser - mind putting a little 'Martox made this' in your post iwth the icon? Also add I'll do others if asked XD
^ Martox helped out by improving on my mspaint design yes. :>

Cutting friendly version here.

I'll see about getting some more pictures up since I've got some more finished models around here somewhere - my Khornate Raptor Lord, 8 Raptors and 8 Khornate Bikers, I'll probably have some pictures of them up before new years eve. :>
 

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I dig em. Very cool and awesome useage of the shields. It reminds me of how vikings used to hang their shields on the sides of their longships, to add protection to the rowers and added protection. I could see them all piling out and yanking a shield off, to go swinging into combat.

Cool concept. Kudos man.
 

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I really like the models.

A note on the photography, if you can workout how to make the apature on your camera smaller. It will make the range over which it focuses larger. ;) (Though it might mean your photos are a litttle darker.)
 

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I would just go with all manner of heads like the one in the chaos baneblade conversion a while back.

Looking veeeeery spikey over there (not that it's a bad thing).
 

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Treadhead with a Chainaxe
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No pictures in this post, sadly, but I figured I could answer the questions you've asked sofar.

If you don't mind me asking what color did you use on the rhino...
I started out with spraying the whole thing in chaos black, then splashed on a layer of mecharite red, then a quite generous splash of a chestnut ink/red ink mix, followed by a light drybrush of scab red/red gore on the open areas, followed by highlighting with blood red. I'm a big fan of inks and washes and tend to rely quite alot on those. :>

It looks a tad bit brighter in real life than it does on picture, but the colours on the marines are about right. Been thinking of darkening it a bit with devlan mud, but we'll see.

If I do have one criticism, I am not sure about having numbers / letters painted on the edge of the bases - it just seems to be a bit of a distraction.
After I was done with my first squad and had started on my second, I realised that if the two squads where ever to enter the same melee brawl it might be troublesome telling which model was from which squad, which is why I gave them roman numberals as a temporary solution, untill I can think of something better.

I dig em. Very cool and awesome useage of the shields. It reminds me of how vikings used to hang their shields on the sides of their longships, to add protection to the rowers and added protection.
That's accually where I got the idea from. In my room, I have a painting on the wall of three viking longships who're leaving the shores for the open seas, so when I was sitting there by my desk, twisting and turning the unconverted rhino around trying to come up with ideas for extra armor it hit me. :>

A note on the photography, if you can workout how to make the apature on your camera smaller. It will make the range over which it focuses larger. ;) (Though it might mean your photos are a litttle darker.)
I think I accually managed to do that - somehow, but thanks for the tip and I'll try and do it again the next time. :p

Skulls are a bit of a problem I agree, but instead of ravaging the earlier mentioned boxes (they have pretty crappy skulls anyway) you could go HERE.
Wow. Thank you soooo much for this link, skull bits are in quite high demand when building a World Eater army and there's simply not enough of them to suit my tastes on the regular sprues... especially not since half of the trophy racks are just filled with empty helmets. I'm picky, I want proper skulls, so I was overjoyed when I found the 100-pack of 28mm scale skulls there.

There's simply so many uses for skulls in a World Eater army, so not having any was rather limiting.



I'll see about getting another batch of pictures up sometime next week. Hopefully my skulls will have arrived by then so I can finish the skullchain I want hanging from the sides of the rhino and from some of the World Eaters themselves - afterall, World Eaters are infamous for their trophy collection, something my guys posted above aren't really showing.
 
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