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Title: JULY 2008 - Truescale World Eaters
Description: Dichotomancer puts GW scaling to shame


ShroudFilm - August 7, 2008 03:40 PM (GMT)
Another month, another belated Display Case entry... :rolleyes: I do apologise, but every keep those nominations coming so we can keep it moving for August and beyond!

This month's entry is somewhat unique in that it was the only TGC project ever to receive multiple nominations before the paintjob was even finished! As such, Dichotomancer has earned his rightful place here with his awesome Truescale World Eaters Space Marines, and the finished miniatures look absolutely stunning.

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The full squad and Chaplain

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Tactical squad led by the sergeant

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Scale comparison with Chaplain, Tactical and regular GW Space Marine

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Take that, xenos scum!

Angron's right-hand man speaks, and death shall find he that does not listen! :D

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These models were started about 10 months ago now (yeah, I know all that time, and just 6 finished models!) and at first the project was intended to be an exercise to see if i could do the truescale thing and was never intended to be made into an 'army' or indeed be painted up. I was really happy with the resulting model (the squad sergeant, which I think ended up being the most polished model of them all, probably since at the time I thought it was going to be a single display mini) and decided to paint it up. At first it was going to be a PH Death Guard (my favourite legion!) and I got as far as painting the grey before I realised I had none of the green colours I needed to finish him... so painted him as a World Eater instead!

The feedback I got on the model was a lot more positive than I was expecting, so I decided to make the rest of his squad. The idea was soon born to (eventually) make an entire army of the guys. At the moment I have two five-man tactical squads (which I want to bulk up to ten each) and one of which includes an Ancient and Apothecary; the Terminator Chaplain; the Commander with chainglaive; the Techmarine; and the Fellblade.

To these I'd like to add:
Five-man Assault squad
Scout squad
(veterans in light armour, with lots of kit and even more blood and gore) although the creation of 100% scratchbuilt fatigues, chests and bare arms proved harder than i imagined at first (unsurprisingly!) so ive put them on hold until my skills improve.
Squadron of Jetbikes or a Landspeeder. Again, I wasn't pleased with the Landspeeder so gave up and the mockups of the Jetbikes proved so fiddly and complex that I've put them on hold too.
Dreadnought. The underskeleton of the legs is done though I got stuck on the torso I will finish this when I have enough time.
Combat Servitors. The idea for these guys would be prospective candidates for the legion who failed but were not killed. They would be taken by the legion, windwiped, cybernetically augmented and put into battle as Servitors. Rules I'd be using would be those for Death Cult Assassins.
Kharn. Hehehe...
Spartan. Though the scale problems raised by this model when placed next to the Fellblade means I may not do it,but I'd love to! I really like the shape of the Spartan, and then I'd have to make...
Terminator squad. Four combat dudes with two huge chainaxes each and one Reaper Autocannon. Maybe, one day!

This will all be made far easier once I start casting the IP-friendly scratchbuilt parts!

Anyway, due to real life commitments and my writing (which is really gearing up at the moment, trying to get the first book of my septology finished) I'm finding less and less time for these guys. Though I find that all I need to do to get inspired once again is to just have a look at them (especially the Chaplain, who im still very happy with!)

Well I hope everyone has taken away something from this, and I hope to see your work with truescaling soon! Any questions about the models, feel free to ask!

-Dichotomancer

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As always guys, if you see something you think is truly special on the boards, use the Report Post button to nominate them for inclusion in the Display Case!

Falyaet Morphaeus - August 7, 2008 06:33 PM (GMT)
WOW. These true scale marines are amazing. I want to true scale all of mine, but I'm just not brave enough to attempt it yet. These are some of the best World Eaters I've seen though.

Magos Explorator - August 7, 2008 07:36 PM (GMT)
Fantastic work... nothing more to be said.

Weiss - August 8, 2008 06:33 AM (GMT)
Pictures saved to my screensaver... :D Well done Dichotomancer!

Maratheus - August 8, 2008 07:35 AM (GMT)
Truly awe inspiring, well done!
*Claps hands*

Horn - August 8, 2008 07:56 AM (GMT)
They are utterly gorgeous.. i just wish he'd stuck a few studs in there :)

dichotomancer - August 8, 2008 04:45 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Horn @ Aug 8 2008, 07:56 AM)
They are utterly gorgeous.. i just wish he'd stuck a few studs in there :)

in that case you'll love the next guy on the list

(check him out at the original thread, here) (second pic on first page)

Iacton - August 9, 2008 09:26 AM (GMT)
Dichotomancer, I'm a real fan of your work and attention to detail. There's no shame in taking a long time to make and paint these guys, they deserve every second!

I look forward to seeing the HQ guys completed in the (hopefully, not TOO distant) future ;)

Keep it up, your work is an inspiration!

Congrats, mate.

Tarik Torgaddon - August 9, 2008 12:41 PM (GMT)
Always thought your true scale marines where amongst the best I've ever seen. They look incredible, and actually inspired me to make some some myself.

And as Iacton said, it would be really cool see the hq lads completed.

Keep up your great work mate :)

Lonewolf - August 16, 2008 05:05 PM (GMT)
simply the best pre-heresy Worldeaters there are!
i wish i had your truescale abilities, sadly my gs-fu is weak :(

KRUG_666 - August 18, 2008 06:57 AM (GMT)
They definitely are wicked, and look as if they will rip your face off, hats off to you :D

Horn - September 9, 2008 01:08 PM (GMT)
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Is that a plastic helmet and if so, is it from a GW sprue?

Brother Tiriel - September 9, 2008 01:09 PM (GMT)
I'd say plastic helmet from the BT upgrade sprues.

I have some here at home xD

Vredesbyrd - September 9, 2008 01:10 PM (GMT)
Indeed it is, and I do believe it can be found on the Black Templars Upgrade sprues.

Shockwave - September 9, 2008 03:12 PM (GMT)
Which, unless you're made of money, means they're about as easy to obtain as Phoenix Teeth.

(Can you tell I've been trying to get hold of them?)

Brother Tiriel - September 9, 2008 03:28 PM (GMT)
...Unless you buy them on some bitz specialized websites :D

Vredesbyrd - September 9, 2008 04:02 PM (GMT)
Even then they'll still cost a fortune...


Horn - September 9, 2008 06:16 PM (GMT)
One is enough ;)

Although I prefer the Red Scorpion helmets.

ShroudFilm - September 10, 2008 12:20 AM (GMT)
Amen!

KRUG_666 - September 18, 2008 04:48 PM (GMT)
The BT upgrade sprue comes with some very, very fine bitz, I order that box about twice a month.

dichotomancer - October 1, 2008 02:38 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Shockwave @ Sep 9 2008, 03:12 PM)
Which, unless you're made of money, means they're about as easy to obtain as Phoenix Teeth.

unfortunatley im not...

im not a fan of the FW helmets. theyre too panzy-looking for me. i need a bit of chunk in my plastic.

ahem...

Lord_Mortirion - October 9, 2008 07:18 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (dichotomancer @ Oct 1 2008, 02:38 PM)
need a bit of chunk in my plastic.

ahem...

:blink:

euphoriatea - December 3, 2008 10:48 PM (GMT)
beautifully done..bravo.
i really dig the chaplain!!

be well.

W0lf - January 22, 2009 11:56 PM (GMT)
They look more amazing every time i see them.

The only problem is i know what ever i do for my own minis willpale in comparison... still gives me a standard to aspire to.

Are those fully scaled i see? Mine will liekly be taller but not much bulkier, nice to see you bothered with pre-heresy bolters. Whilst i dont like them as much as normal bolters i will be using them for authentic-ness.

Asterix329 - January 25, 2009 06:37 AM (GMT)
wow, I am simply speachless...venustus, simplex venustus

deadpool2345 - February 18, 2009 09:32 AM (GMT)
Astounding

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DP

Thousand Son - March 28, 2010 09:02 PM (GMT)
What's the deal with true scaling? I take it you don't feel that the GW minis repesent the descriptions of marines being much bigger than ordinary folk?

If so, doesn't it make it difficult when playing other armies - or does that not matter to those doing this?

Would be cool to hear how it's done in detail, unless that's covered somewhere else on here...

ShroudFilm - March 30, 2010 10:42 AM (GMT)
TS - the idea behind truescaling is that GW produce the Space Marines miniatures about 10-20% too small. Everything else is generally fine... Imperial Guard, Eldar, Tyranids, Orks etc.

People undertake truescale armies to bring back that huge superhuman aspect that is always described in the novels. Take a look through the other sections of the board, especially the Tutorials section, for more info.

Thousand Son - March 30, 2010 08:34 PM (GMT)
Just have. Truly mindblowing detailed work going on. Wow. Just when you thought you'd seen it all. Very inspiring. I'm off modelling NOW.

ShroudFilm - March 30, 2010 10:12 PM (GMT)
I'm tempted to use the Lord Zhufor mini to truescale Angron... watch this space! :lol:




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