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 Alpha Legion, Getting ready for Adepticon!
Legion XX
Posted: Mar 12 2012, 06:43 PM


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Nothing like a looming deadline (Adepticon in April!) to FINALLY motivate me enough to get painting...

Not many pictures yet, but squad #1 is almost ready - just a Leviathan Purple wash on the blue armor parts away from complete.

Well, that and painting the bottoms of the bases black. And maybe hitting them with another coat of black wash.

And make a few touch-ups here and there...

Ugh!

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More pictures to come!
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Morden279
Posted: Mar 13 2012, 05:09 PM


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Excellent, simply love the embossed Chained-Alphas. May I ask how you did the drum magazines?
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Legion XX
Posted: Mar 13 2012, 05:33 PM


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I honestly can't quite remember!

I made one up and then cast a bunch, but that was so long ago, though I want to say that the drum bit from an Ork gun?

This project has been on the back burner for me for a long, long time.

The Alpha Legion is by far my favorite Marine force, and I wanted to do them justice.

These are the first miniatures I've painted since 40K 2nd edition.

So, first minis in close to 15+ years?

Biggest lesson I learned between circa 1995 and now was to thin my paints! smile.gif
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Pacific
Posted: Mar 13 2012, 10:16 PM


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I love the shade of blue/purple you have used. No-one really knows the exact version, so I'm glad you've gone for a colour that looks so nice!

Nice touch as well using the same head for both marines.
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Legion XX
Posted: Mar 13 2012, 11:53 PM


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The color is a bit on the dark side, but I do like it.

And all of the helmet-less marines in the force will have the same head.

(The gene-seed and all that surgery really paid off!)
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Legion XX
Posted: Mar 19 2012, 01:22 PM


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Havoc squad is now ready!

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The list for the Adepticon Team Tournament will be:

1000 Point Limit

Chaos Lord w/ jump pack, lightning claws and MoS

6 Raptors w/ 2 meltaguns, Champ w/ Power Fist

10 CSMs w/ 2 meltaguns, Champ w/ Power Fist and a Rhino

8 Chosen w/ 2 flamers, 2 meltaguns and a Champ w/ Power Fist

8 Havocs w/ 4 plasma guns and a Rhino

It all comes to 999 points.
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Michaelangelos
Posted: Mar 23 2012, 12:15 AM


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wow they are looking quite good keep bringing more in!

I really like how you have painted them can you tell me how you did it?

Im looking at what legion to start and i need a colour scheme to go with it. Thanks
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Legion XX
Posted: Mar 23 2012, 12:31 AM


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I should have more pictures to add soon - I'm finishing up the "Veteran" (Chosen) squad...

The colors I used were:

1) Base of Vallejo Prussian Blue on all the armor parts
2) Metal areas = Vallejo Gunmetal Metal (Boltgun)
3) Leather bits were painted GW Foundation Calthan Brown
4) Weapons were painted with GW Rotting Flesh and Gunmetal
5) Any skin was painted with Vallejo Bronze Fleshtone
6) Anything green was given a first coat of Vallejo Sick Green followed by a coat of GW Goblin Green

After all of those colors were done:

1) Flesh areas given a wash of P3 Flesh Wash
2) Armor given a wash of GW Badab Black, and then a wash of GW Leviathan Purple
3) Everything else given a wash of GW Badab Black

I think that's about it...
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Legion XX
Posted: Mar 24 2012, 10:18 PM


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Marching forward!

The Veterans (Chosen):

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Closeup of my attempt at free-handing a 3-headed Hydra:

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Next in the queue, the Assault Squad (Raptors) and Commander (Chaos Lord):

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Legion XX
Posted: Apr 4 2012, 02:40 AM


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The Commander is ready:

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And so is his Retinue:

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Only the 2 Rhinos left to complete...
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Pacific
Posted: Apr 8 2012, 09:51 AM


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Looking really good so far, I think nothing like a deadline to help try and force someone to finish an army! Do you think it will be finished in time?
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Legion XX
Posted: Apr 8 2012, 11:49 AM


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I'll definitely be ready!

Only the 2 True Scale Rhinos left to do...

Here's some preview shots of it:

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And a quick scale shot of my TS Marine next to a 'regular' Marine:

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Dakka Detachment 3 WILL be ready in time for Adepticon...
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Legion XX
Posted: Apr 15 2012, 01:15 AM


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Second Rhino done!

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Adepticon 2012 Army Complete!

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With a full 4 days to spare!

Now to brush up on the rules...
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ghostmaker
Posted: Apr 18 2012, 04:56 AM


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Great looking true scale army !
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Noserenda
Posted: Apr 18 2012, 05:36 PM


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Great work, and that banner is stunning!
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Legion XX
Posted: Apr 18 2012, 06:24 PM


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I'll be using them in the 40K Team Tournament on Saturday, if anyone is at Adepticon in Chicago stop by and say hello!

My team (Dakka Detachment 3) will be in these shirts:

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And as the team captain, I'll have the variant shirt with this on the back:

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Team Banner:

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We had a team member pull out due to a family emergency.

He was playing a Custodes (counts as Grey Knights) army, and we were setting everything during the events of "Deliverance Lost".

So, change in plans!

We've now set our theme as Pre-Heresy, Pre-Istvaan, with the Alpha Legion pulling the strings on a mixed force of Raven Guard, Blood Angels and Imperial Army:

QUOTE

Located on the southern edge of the Ultima Segmentum, the Calvor system was brought to compliance 3 years ago with relatively little resistance, and the feral world of Calvor Prime adjusted well to its new role in the Empire of Mankind. Technology and knowledge made life on the hostile planet more comfortable, and the environment produced hardy soldiers willing to fight for their new Emperor. But 4 months ago all communication from Calvor Prime suddenly stopped, and now the planet's orbit is filled with Imperial ships. The first regiment of the Imperial Army arrived about a month ago to investigate why contact with the planet was lost. The planetary defenses greeted them with fire and the Army was unable to establish an effective landing site. With the encouragement of his new advisor, the regimental commander ordered his astropath to send a message to the Warmaster to ask for reinforcements.

The commander was surprised when the orbit around Calvor Prime filled with ships from 3 separate legions. The Blood Angels, previously ordered to the Signus Cluster by Horus, were ordered to send a company to support the efforts to bring Calvor Prime back under compliance. A company of the Raven Guard was also dispatched to the system to assist with reconnaissance behind enemy lines. The most surprising reinforcements were the ships from the Alpha Legion. The regimental commander knew little of the Legion, but most people knew that they preferred to work alone. Even in orbit, communications were minimal and the ships of the Legion remained separate from the remainder of the fleet.

On the surface of the planet, Sergeant Miles Fortis' patrol is positioned on the edge of the jungle awaiting orders. The patrol left the base when the harsh sun started to rise, reaching their assigned coordinates shortly before noon. He did not know who or what he was waiting for, his only orders instructing him to reach this clearing and to stand by for new orders. A sudden noise causes him to turn around, just in time to witness one of the monstrous creatures still roaming the jungle killing one of his soldiers. The las-fire from the other soldiers only leaves small burn marks on its scaly skin as it looks up and focuses on Sgt. Fortis. Whatever it is, it seems to recognize him as the leader of his squad and starts to run towards him. He watches the fire from his las-pistol bounce off the creature's head as he is staring into its wild eyes only a few feet from his own.

Those eyes are the last thing he sees before the creature's head explodes and the now limp carcass misses him by mere inches... A noise from behind causes him to turn around, expecting another one of these monsters, the sun in the sky blinding his vision. As his vision adjusts he is able to see a human shape step out of the tall grass surrounding the jungle, the blue armor changing colors as it reflects the sunlight, smoke rising from the boltgun in his hand. “Astartes...”, the only word escaping his mouth. The space marine stops a few steps short of Sgt. Fortis and begins to speak. “I am Alpharius.” As the armored warrior stands still, Sgt. Fortis notices more footsteps on either side of him. Another Astartes warrior steps out of the jungle to his left, clad in red armor, “I am Alpharius.” A third warrior clad in onyx black armor appears to his right, “I am Alpharius.” Miles feels the sweat running down his face as the trio of warriors turn their gazes towards him...




The story is perhaps a bit too "Gav", but we had to come with something short notice that kind of explains why the Alpha Legion, Blood Angels, Raven Guard and Imperial Army are all hanging out together...

Anyway, it should be fun!
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TyraelVladinhurst
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 01:29 PM


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how may points are allowed at adepticon, Legion XX? because if it's max 2000 my night lords will gladly support you (seeing as i just pointed up a 2000 point list with them coming in at 1960)
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ShroudFilm
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 05:51 PM


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Considering that the players are already registering in Chicago right now for this weekend, I think you may be a little late to the party...
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TyraelVladinhurst
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 07:25 PM


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QUOTE (ShroudFilm @ Apr 20 2012, 11:51 AM)
Considering that the players are already registering in Chicago right now for this weekend, I think you may be a little late to the party...

maybe, but meh had to try
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Legion XX
Posted: Apr 27 2012, 01:36 AM


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My team won "Best Hybrid Army" for the 40K Team Tournament (Theme and Presentation only)!

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Adepticon is a lot of fun, but also very tiring - it is a loooong weekend of 40K and other games, meeting lots of people, staying up late, and getting up early!

Still, all worth it!
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