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Hobby / Re: They came from the trenches
« Last post by Cammerz on November 17, 2022, 07:26:41 pm »
And now for my Inquisitor's first big friend, the Captain of my Outcast Anvils.

On the tabletop he will be given the Forge Master Warlord Trait and the relic, The Salamander's Mantle. Toughness 7 and -1 to enemy wound rolls means that you'd need a Banesword's Quake Cannon to wound him on any less than a 4+

The model is almost entirely the new Gravis Captain, with only the additions of the scaly loincloth that I ordered from Spellcrow (one of nine so I plan to give them to all of the Marines) and the hand emerging from the mud which was a spare component I had left lying around after giving my Eldar Corsair Felarch a power sword.

The chapter icon started off very simplistic, I thought that a downfacing triangle would work as a stylised anvil. I messed around with a small rectangle as a base for the anvil but it never really worked. Some friends suggested that it needed a little something else and I eventually settled on half of an iron halo transfer. The triangle itself is the top part of a tactical squad icon (Battleline to the new kids) from the Tome Keepers transfer sheet that came in a couple of issues of White Dwarf, the icons will appear in their entirety on the right shoulder pads of my upcoming line infantry.

The cloak took some thought as I'm not at all experienced with greenstuff besides filling in small gaps so I decided to try some Agrellan Earth texture paint on some spare Stormcast Eternals and the effect seemed to work. I tried it a little thicker on the Gravis Captain's cloak and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

Coming next will be the Heavy Intercessors. Watch this space...
Hobby / Re: They came from the trenches
« Last post by Narric on November 11, 2022, 05:03:32 am »
Cool new project, and interesting Lore :3
Hobby / They came from the trenches
« Last post by Cammerz on November 09, 2022, 07:47:38 pm »
I have begun work on a new project, putting aside the clean reds, whites and golds of the Carmine Blades and descending into the mud.

When Games Workshop first revealed the Heavy Intercessors my first thought was of them as First World War tanks, slowly grinding across the No-Man's Land of the Somme. From there I developed a colour scheme and a few army lists, steadily increasing in points value from a simple 500pt Combat Patrol up to an unfeasible 5000pt mess that will never see the light of day.

From here I began to construct the lore of this custom Chapter, a successor to the Salamanders (for rules reasons as much as fluff), These marines would be amongst the first new Primaris Marines to be gifted to their parent (as-of-yet unnamed Salamander's successor) chapter from Guilliman's Grey Shields. While it was rare, some chapters of Firstborn really disliked these new boys and they were immediately thrown into the middle of an endless global conflict, two sides completely entrenched, the fighting taking place underground in tunnels beneath the surface more than out in the sun. They were positioned at the front, between the loyalist Imperial defenders and the oncoming traitorous forces (possibly Nurgle-worshipping cultists, that sounds fitting). They were to be the anvil whilst their Firstborn brothers would form the hammer, to smash apart the heretics in a pincer action. But the hammer never came, the chapter above decided the war was unwinnable and, while the traitor forces were otherwise occupied, they launched a devastating salvo of orbital ordnance at the planet before leaving, assuming the work was done. But it was not done, the opposing armies had dug in so deep that even a Battlebarge barrage couldn't reach them all. Those who survived were the heaviest-armoured, the Gravis-equipped living tanks who now hold the line for their friendly neighbourhood subterranean Guardsmen. They were abandoned by their chapter, so deep beneath the surface, they formed their own. The Outcast Anvils.

Going from this, I decided that maybe they changed their colours using all they had to hand, Munitorum-issue paint that the Guard would use for their tanks. Supplies would be limited so they'll be weathered, grimy and another synonym that I haven't thought up right now. I also wanted to include some Firstborn Dreadnoughts so we'll assume that they were left down there as well, it would have been too difficult to recover them without tipping off the Primaris.

So now we get onto the models. I currently have everything I need to construct a 500pt list but so far I have only finished one, and this one isn't actually a Space Marine. Presenting my as-of-yet unnamed Inquisitor of the Ordo Malleus, up to her ankles in AK-Interactive's Wet Ground diorama texture.

Mostly constructed from plastic Death Korps of Krieg and various assorted components from Space Marine sprues. Her head is a Forge World Stormcast Eternals piece and her backpack is from the original metal Kasrkin.

Stay tuned for more...
Hobby / Re: Carmine Blades Crusade
« Last post by Cammerz on October 30, 2022, 07:24:11 am »
Mechanically still Firstborn, as is the Sanguinary Priest, although since Firstborn gained a wound it doesn't quite matter as much, I just can't give them Transhuman Physiology or other Primaris-only stratagems.
Hobby / Re: Carmine Blades Crusade
« Last post by Narric on October 29, 2022, 10:33:17 am »
Excellent take one Primaris Sanguinary Guard! I'll planning on using the Stormcast for a 40k unit as well in future :3

Have the golden boys actually received a Primaris upgrade yet, or are they mechanically still just Firstborn?
Hobby / Re: Carmine Blades Crusade
« Last post by Cammerz on October 28, 2022, 05:03:44 pm »
The initial 1000pt Crusade force is complete, may I introduce to you The Risen Stars, my Sanguinary Guard who will hopefully end my losing streak (although obviously not in their first game, as is tradition).

Not content with the standard Firstborn Sanguinary Guard, especially next to an army of Primaris Marines, I turned to the internet for some conversion ideas and came across someone who constructed a unit with the heads, arms, jump packs and wings from the existing kit but the torso and leg assemblies from the main troops of the Adeptus Custodes.

The torsos required some sculpting and sandpapering to fit their new jump packs but the effort is well worth it.

And so now I can display the full 1000pt Crusade roster, although my photography skills may need some work, you can at least see each unit properly further up in this topic.

I'll be moving onto something else for a bit before eventually returning to the Crusade as we increase the points limit.

Hobby / Re: Carmine Blades Crusade
« Last post by Narric on September 16, 2022, 10:29:40 am »
Fantastic work as usual Cammerz! :3
Hobby / Re: Carmine Blades Crusade
« Last post by Cammerz on September 15, 2022, 07:34:42 pm »
Some time later...

I have moved house, which was a pain. I was without internet for about three weeks, also a pain but it gave me some motivation to paint my next unit.

Presenting Squad Sychal, five Incursors with their pet Haywire Mine. Sergeant Jophis Sychal is the closest 10th company have to a veteran, his backstory being that he was a Greyshield who went along to Baal with Guilliman and demonstrated his abilities with Cawl's new Incursor gear, the Deathwatch were very interested and 'borrowed' him for a few decades, on his return to the Carmine Blades they basically told him "the Deathwatch may have made you a sergeant but you still need to prove yourself to us, back to 10th company with you".

Once again, I wasn't pleased with the heads that came with the kit so I acquired some Devastator MkVI helmets on ebay, Sgt Sychal's head came from one of the Space Marine Heroes (the one with the Missile Launcher) that a friend bought me for Christmas a few years ago.
Hobby / Re: Carmine Blades Crusade
« Last post by Narric on July 24, 2022, 01:07:16 am »
Damn, those look epic! :3
Hobby / Re: Carmine Blades Crusade
« Last post by Cammerz on July 23, 2022, 09:00:53 pm »
And just in time for the opening battles of our Crusade Campaign tomorrow, presenting Squad Jorio.

I wasn't overly fond of the official Suppressor models, I have three of them for my Alpha Legion but wanted something a bit different for the Carmine Blades. To start with, I wanted them in Phobos armour like most of the rest of the force so they've been based on a pair of Reivers and the Lieutenant in Reiver armour. The jump packs are standard Firstborn ones, the heads are from the FW Blood Angels Mk IV helmets and the autocannons are the now-OoP FW Horus Heresy ones. The scenery that the two Marines are jumping about on are from the Eliminators kit.

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