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Captain Castus
30-12-2006, 05:14 PM
I\'ve been working on trying to get more character into my minis faces... And I think I\'m starting to get somewhere...

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/TerminatorsergWIP.jpg

What do you think?

I\'ll post pics as I progress on the model... I\'m doing an Inquisitor in Termie armour too so I\'ll post a pic of him as well... :)

Post edited by: DarthXander, at: 2007/03/11 17:05

Post edited by: indra, at: 2007/03/13 07:02

Viscount Vash
30-12-2006, 05:16 PM
Looks good from here!
Any change of a close up?

Captain Castus
30-12-2006, 05:22 PM
Errr... Yeah... But my resolutions a bit crap and it gets pixelated:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/TerminatorsergfaceWIP.JPG

That\'s the best I can do...

DarthXander
30-12-2006, 05:27 PM
Shading is very good, yeah that looks really good, almost real!

Very impressed!

I cheat and have no bare heads in my army (apart from scouts!)

Viscount Vash
30-12-2006, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the close up.
Thats a really nice job on his mush, good definition,Stern looking as marines should be.

Solinus
30-12-2006, 06:22 PM
:o nice job dude, now maybe work on the base?

~Nik

Skrall
30-12-2006, 06:23 PM
simple, but highly effective armour, nice facial work,

Good stuff mate,

Captain Castus
30-12-2006, 06:34 PM
The only bit that is finished is the face! The armour is just a base coat so far... Has 2 or 3 Levels of highlights to go over it...

As for the base... I always do them last after the model is finished and varnished....

Thanks for the compliments guys... :)

Hephesto
30-12-2006, 07:31 PM
You say you were trying to get more character into the faces of your guys, I say you\'ve definitely succeeded! Nice and grim looking, as befits a veteran of a thousand battles!

Captain Castus
31-12-2006, 04:28 PM
Progress today...

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/TerminatorsergWIP2.jpg

Nearly done... Then the base... :sick:

Knight of ne
31-12-2006, 04:31 PM
boy,he looks great. if its an ultramarine it looks better than any ultramarine ive seen in ages. congrats, the face is amazing.

Captain Castus
31-12-2006, 05:29 PM
Thanks! He is an Ultramarine...

By the way here\'s that Inquisitor I mentioned earlier, which is at a slightly earlier stage at the mo...:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/InquisWIP4.JPG

He is Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Karakof and his profile and unpainted model can be seen at (about halfway done the page):

http://www.freewebs.com/sonsofaenaeus/cohortseptimus.htm

(had slight problems posting this due to image size!! - doh! - Looks better bigger...)

DarthXander
31-12-2006, 05:40 PM
Woah!

Castus your army is something else!

Its AMAZING!

Captain Castus
31-12-2006, 05:46 PM
Thanks mate! You mean the Sons of Aenaeus one? Cohort Septimus is mine... The others are done by other gamers... (including the \'True\' Sons... Gaius included ;) )

My Sons army is much smaller than my UM and Tyranid ones though.... :)

Skrall
31-12-2006, 05:47 PM
The Sons of Aenaeus?
Can i not escape this! How long am i too be haunted.

ironic, its where i met GJ actully

hawke

edit: I would be the creater of the fallen sons, the third company.

Post edited by: Faceless one, at: 2006/12/31 17:48

Captain Castus
31-12-2006, 05:50 PM
Why \'escape\' mate?! - Was it that bad?!

It\'s still there if you want to start up the \'Fallen\' again! ;)

I\'ve been distracted from The Sons recently...

DarthXander
31-12-2006, 05:53 PM
Isnt this the renegade chapter?

Gj wrote something about them killing the Emperor....

Knight of ne
31-12-2006, 05:55 PM
that inquisitor is amazing, just one question, how do you do those power swords?

Captain Castus
01-01-2007, 11:22 AM
Hmmmm? Power sword? - That\'s a force sword on the Inquisitor... I do them green and power swords blue... :)

As for how I do them \'activated\':
- Base of dark angel green all over the blade
- Blend goblin green into the edges and along the centre of the blade
- Do small thin lines of scorpion green and scorpion green plus white to produce the \'energy lines\' and to define the edge and ridge of the blade....

I do power swords similarly but in blue:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Powersword.JPG

Any more tips gladly supplied on request! ;)

Knight of ne
01-01-2007, 11:49 AM
thanks for that castus, i strugggled to do power swords so ill go test it.

Captain Castus
01-01-2007, 09:47 PM
He\'s done...

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Terminatorsergsmall.JPG

Now just the other 7 to do... :S

Viscount Vash
01-01-2007, 09:55 PM
That is the best paint on a Ultra I have seen in ages!
therefore I ***boost*** thee.V

Captain Castus
01-01-2007, 09:59 PM
Vash the Violator wrote:

That is the best paint on a Ultra I have seen in ages!
therefore I ***boost*** thee.V

Thanking you kindly Vash! I paint my Ultras a bit darker in colour that the \'Eavy Metal scheme... I try and aim for the look of the SM Codex Cover... Dark and gothic... I like that in a Space marine! :)

Viscount Vash
01-01-2007, 10:05 PM
Just the way I like them (and libbys too),
can\'t wait to see the rest!:)

Hephesto
01-01-2007, 10:21 PM
He looks absolutely great, also really like the slightly darker shade of blue!

Aun O Vader
02-01-2007, 08:56 AM
I\'m liking this guy a lot. awesome!

Knight of ne
02-01-2007, 01:08 PM
amazing termie castus, congratulations! you have to be the first person to make me want to paint a model ultramarine colours.

Captain Castus
09-01-2007, 10:50 PM
This one\'s finished, but I guess it still counts as WIP as he\'s the first of my new Assault squad...

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/jumpchapSMALL.JPG

I\'ll post a pic of the Sergeant too... I\'m pretty pleased with how he\'s going so far... Can\'t wait to hit enemy units with a \'Chaplain-ed/serg with PF\' assault squad... Should cause some damage... All those re-rolled powerfist/weapon hits... :)

Captain Castus
09-01-2007, 10:53 PM
Errr? Why won\'t the picture upload?!

Mods?

Anyone?

Says something about \'stream denied\'?! It certainly isn\'t too big...

I\'ll try putting it in the Gallery...

p.s. It worked... It\'s in the Gallery...

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/01/09 22:56

Skrall
09-01-2007, 10:54 PM
Issue with the astro. We have dispatched the techrpriests to solve it.

Hawke

Viscount Vash
10-01-2007, 10:15 AM
Castus,
try the photobucket thing for your photos thats how I have just sorted mine.(Thanks to AunO Vader that is.)
Its free!

www.photobucket.com
Vash

PS Can\'t wait to see them at last class Ultramarines!:)

Check out Castus\'s Chaplain in the Gallery it\'s SOOOO cool!

Post edited by: vash the violator, at: 2007/01/10 10:33

Captain Castus
11-01-2007, 05:38 PM
I know they\'re not converted or anything... But I just had to show you these guys:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Vet_squadsmall.JPG

Can\'t wait to get them jumping out a Razorback and furious charging... :) Or maybe infiltrating :)

They are, of course, my UM Vets.... Next WIP in my UM army (after the Terminators and the Assault squad...)

Hope the picture works this time! If not I\'ll put it on the gallery again!

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/01/11 17:40

Captain Castus
11-01-2007, 06:00 PM
And here\'s my Ordo Xenos Inquisitor... Nearly finished... He\'s a bit shiny as I have to spray him with Purity Seal to take off the high gloss (which I use for protection)... and the base needs doing of course... What do you think?
http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Inqfront.jpg
I can\'t wait for the Alien Hunters Codex to come out!!

Captain Castus
11-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Right...
http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Inqright.jpg

Captain Castus
11-01-2007, 06:01 PM
And left...
http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Inqleft.jpg

Viscount Vash
11-01-2007, 06:02 PM
Class again Castus,
I like him alot.
cant wait to see your Vets when they are done.

Scolar
11-01-2007, 06:03 PM
Just edit your posts in future, saves having to triple post ;)


For a base how about having him standing on a sloped surface (like a temple floor) and have it blood slicked and what not. Could make it look like hes just been victorious in battle and beginning to pray

Aun O Vader
11-01-2007, 06:05 PM
thats just awesome! an incredible model.

And scolar I think the reason its done that way is that they have been uploaded to astro rather than being hosted elsewhere, makes it a bit more complicated to include multiple images!

Captain Castus
11-01-2007, 06:39 PM
Thanks :)

I tried putting them in one post... And had to edit it because it displayed the same pic 3 times! :S I\'m not very IT literate unfortunately...

I think I might make the base a bit simpler than a blood-slicked sloping floor!! He\'s going to be a gaming model...

My Ordo Xenos force so far consists of:
- The Inquisitor
- 10 Deathwatch marines in an Inquisitorial Rhino
- 10 Stormtroopers in a Chimera

I\'m going to do a retinue for the Inquisitor but want to make it individual... Anyone have any good ideas for models on which to base conversions?

And any other fluffy ideas to expand the force (I\'ve already got my UM Tyranid Hunters to help out! :) )

Thanks for any ideas!

Aun O Vader
11-01-2007, 06:47 PM
Well, the mordheim models seem to make pretty effective retinue members, as do some of the Necromunda models. They make nice places to start at least.

When you\'re trying to put pictures in if you are using the image file to attach option at the bottom of the page then you can only include one picture in a post. If you want to post multiple images in a single post then you need to use a remote host like photobucket or flickr.

Captain Castus
16-01-2007, 08:39 PM
Well... It\'s says in the Codex entry \'2-7 Honour Guards\'... And as you only get 2 in the Marneus Calgar Command squad box, I\'d thought I\'d better start making the other 5....

Here\'s the first 2:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/HonourGs.jpg

Anyone got any ideas about which models to base some more on?! I\'m going to use another commander kit and the SW left arm axe for a third... Thanks for your help!

Aun O Vader
16-01-2007, 08:54 PM
those guys look awesome! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the others!

Captain Castus
17-01-2007, 07:13 AM
Thanks Vader!

No one\'s got any ideas on how to model the other ones then? :S

Anyone? No? (cake?) Anyone?...

Drackonis
17-01-2007, 07:51 AM
I suggest looking through Battlewagon Bits for cool SM parts, mix and match! You could also have a look at other army parts for unique weapons and such, dont forget fantasy!

Also, you could slightly modify Black Templar Sword Brethren, get rid of the Templar\'s icon and stuff and you would have some good Honour Guard models, they\'ve all got a tabard and cape, like the metal model you\'ve got.

You would also need to change around their hands, give them more appropriate equipment, and with Battlewagon Bitz it would be easy to get some extra power axes and suped up bolters!

Pyrofoo
19-01-2007, 10:44 PM
Those two guys look awesome! Your inquisitor guy is really cool too! And of course your ultramarine is good too. Karma! Peace! B)

Captain Castus
21-01-2007, 04:14 PM
5 Down... 2 to go... :)

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/honourg5.jpg

I was thinking of using the original HGs with arm/head swaps for the last 2...

Maybe one day I\'ll get \'round to painting them!

Can you imagine?! A full 10 man honour guard and Calgar charging from a LRC?! :cheer:

Edit - scroll down if you haven\'t seen the other 2... :)

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/01/21 16:15

Captain Castus
24-01-2007, 10:03 PM
As promised I\'ve been concentrating on trying to finish my Ultras... I like the way this is turning out so I thought I\'d show you:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/RhinoWIP.jpg

I\'ll post it again with the Tactical squad I\'m working on when they\'re finished :)

The Banished Ranger
24-01-2007, 10:12 PM
Good job there. I see a bit of undercoat though. You\'ll get those smurfs done in no time!

How many points did you say you had to do again?

Viscount Vash
25-01-2007, 12:40 AM
Real nice again Castus or should I say papa smurf.:)
The doors have come out really well mate, nice and dark blue again as well.

Captain Castus
25-01-2007, 08:39 PM
The Banished Ranger wrote:

How many points did you say you had to do again?

I\'ve got around 5000 point worth... About half are painted :unsure:

Must... Paint... More... Ultras... .. .. :sick:

Captain Castus
28-01-2007, 06:43 PM
OK the 3rd Tactical Squad is nearing completion...

Here\'s a sample:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Tact3small.JPG

Will post a pick of them with their finished Rhino (in progress below...) when done... Hopefully next W/E...

The onto the scouts... :blink:

Hephesto
28-01-2007, 07:09 PM
Looking good Castus, really like the backbanner. Is it me or are these guys a bit darker than gw\'s ultra marines, they look great!

Captain Castus
28-01-2007, 07:24 PM
They are darker... I aim for the colour on the SM Codex cover... Darker and a bit more gothic... Better I think than GW \'baby\' blue...

The one in the middle hasn\'t been highlighted yet, so it\'ll end up a bit lighter (like the serg)...

Solinus
28-01-2007, 07:31 PM
That\'s not half bad!

Loving the freehand..

I prefer the darker blue as well, gives em a more \"im a superhuman im gonna tear you limb from limb\" feel.

Nice one :)

~Nik

Viscount Vash
28-01-2007, 11:11 PM
As all your other bits Castus very good.
Its gonna be a sweet Ultras army.

Captain Castus
29-01-2007, 10:05 PM
Another rolls off the production line... I\'m getting quicker!

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/baldum.jpg

Full squad at the WE... Promise!!

Mycosynth
29-01-2007, 10:35 PM
Looks awesome Castus!

Captain Castus
03-02-2007, 10:15 PM
OK... Not quite finshed as promised (I\'ve been busier than expected!)... But here they are:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Tact3WIP.jpg

I\'ve had I slight crisis of confidence when it comes to the basing... Will post again about this soon... Need your help to make a decision...

CC.

Viscount Vash
04-02-2007, 01:49 AM
Sweet looking squad Castus and the transport is very nice.

Captain Castus
04-02-2007, 12:43 PM
About those bases... I think I know the answer already (at least Patriarch agrees with me!)... But which base do you prefer... Light or Dark? Left or Right?

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Basecomparison.JPG

Thanks for you opinions!

CC.

Viscount Vash
04-02-2007, 12:50 PM
Nice scout Castus,
as to the question about bases I prefer the darker option but that would suit my table better.
Does your terrian/table or the ones you usally play on have darker or lighter rocks and gravel?

Captain Castus
04-02-2007, 02:17 PM
I don\'t play on a regular table... A mixture of grass, grey/ash, dark sand and cityscape I guess... So it has to be an all-rounder...

Taking the table out of the equation... Do you prefer the darker one with the UM colour scheme I use? I\'m thinking of changing to this as my \'standard\' from now on...

Scolar
04-02-2007, 02:19 PM
I prefer the lighter tone because your Ultras are a dark blue, the dark base makes the figure look altogether darker

Hephesto
04-02-2007, 02:35 PM
Right now I prefer the lighter one, because it emphasizes the dark tone of the mini. But I think that a highlight with bleached bone of kommando kakki of the darker one could make a world of difference.

Hephesto
04-02-2007, 02:37 PM
....missed your new finish squad:blink:

Real good work, I\'m actually starting to like ultramarines.

Captain Castus
04-02-2007, 02:41 PM
Yeah... This was my problem... I think the lighter one looks better \'conventionally\'... But I\'m thinking I want to aim for a \'dark/gothic\' feel for my UMs... To avoid the \'Ultrasmurf\' image they tend to get labled with... I want people to look at my army and think they look \'hard\'... Think of the SM Codex cover as my inspiration...

Hmmmm... I\'ll try doing a squad dark with more hightlights of the bases and see what it looks like... :S

Captain Castus
11-02-2007, 01:32 PM
OK... In working hard on my Ultras I decided that my Command squad needed \'refreshment\'... Tactically it was a bit crap before... So here\'s the updated version, which will be \'infiltrated\' for quick CC death-bringing:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/115_1562_IMG.JPG

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/02/11 13:52

Hephesto
11-02-2007, 01:46 PM
Captain Castus wrote:

Inspired by recent articles (e.g. Vash\'s!) I\'ve decided to do a tutorial on \'cheats\' banner painting... I take pics throughout and publish it at the end!

CC.

Looking good Castus, captian sicarus and the gamesday mini (I thnink) really add to feel of a hardend command squad.

Looking forward to take article, looks like the article database is really starting to kick off. In no small part due to Vash\'s efforts!

Captain Castus
11-02-2007, 01:56 PM
For those with sharp eyes... Yes, there are 11 members in the squad... I don\'t intend to use the Standard Bearer in battle... Inspired by recent article (e.g. Vash\'s!) I intend to write an article on \'cheats\' banner painting:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/115_1560_IMG.JPG

I\'ll take pics as I go along and publish when I\'m done!

(I had to re-post as the pics in the original one were throwing my screen out! Still can\'t get the hang of \'linking\' images!)

p.s. @Hesphesto - Thanks! It\'s actually the PF marine out of the Vets box... I\'m using the GD one in my Vet squad!

Captain Castus
11-02-2007, 08:13 PM
OK... I finally finished basing my 3rd Tactical squad (see the Gallery)

Here\'s the sergeant for my next \'full\' squad... The Assault squad :)

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/AssaultsergWIP.jpg

I\'ll get you ALL liking UMs before I\'m done!! :woohoo:

Ocelot
11-02-2007, 08:19 PM
Looking good B) keep us posted and nice tactical squads.

Your last comment will never happen I am afraid.

Hephesto
11-02-2007, 08:22 PM
Great pose, and yes when you get this army done you\'ll certainly have convinced a lott of people that ultras can look good!

Captain Castus
11-02-2007, 10:03 PM
Ocelot wrote:

Your last comment will never happen I am afraid.

Au contraire mon amie... ;)

Farskit
11-02-2007, 10:21 PM
Au contraire mon ami

No \"e\" at the end of \"ami\", unless you are talking to a feminine person;) That\'s how complicated the french are.

Anyways, I must confess that altough I don\'t like UM, yours look pretty fine.

And this 11-man command squad... That\'s what they call \"hitting power\"!

Captain Castus
12-02-2007, 06:56 AM
Farskit wrote:

No \"e\" at the end of \"ami\", unless you are talking to a feminine person;) That\'s how complicated the french are.

Ahh! But you are down as \'sister superior\'! :P

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/02/12 07:00

Farskit
12-02-2007, 07:20 PM
That? Oh yes, not my fault if the Daemonhunters rank include it for some unknown reason:pinch:

Just you wait until the fantasy ranks are up and running!

Captain Castus
15-02-2007, 08:36 PM
My 2nd company banner is coming along if anyone can stop arguing long enough to take a look! :)

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Banner8.jpg

Hopefully finished and put in a article over the weeekend...

CC.

The Warsmith
15-02-2007, 08:39 PM
nice castus, i was able to control my anger. U checked my manticore rider topic yet?

Ocelot
15-02-2007, 08:41 PM
Nicely detailed, good job!

Scolar
15-02-2007, 08:41 PM
wow so that is all freehand? Nicely done! I\'m a sucker with banners and a nicely painted one always makes me want to paint my own:P

Keep em coming!

Viscount Vash
15-02-2007, 08:41 PM
That is Brilliant!

Looking forward to the Tutorial on that!
I will do the scratch built banners tut ASAP to \'link\' in.

Skrall
15-02-2007, 08:41 PM
Karma boost!
I hate smurfs, but the banner is brilliant!

~Hawkewood

Hephesto
15-02-2007, 08:43 PM
Al right that\'s it, you\'ve convinced me ultramarines can be cool.

Looking forward to that tutotial.

Captain Castus
15-02-2007, 08:53 PM
Hephesto wrote:

Al right that\'s it, you\'ve convinced me ultramarines can be cool.

WAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Victory is mine! :laugh:

Guardians of the Temple.... Forever! :woohoo:

Scolar
15-02-2007, 09:00 PM
Captain Castus I have to confess something to you....

Single handedly you have destroyed my hate for the Ultramarines (look I even used a capital U for the first time, sign of respect LOL) Bravo! ;)

Captain Castus
17-02-2007, 08:18 PM
OK... The 2nd Company standard is finished:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Banner%20Tutorial/Banner9.jpg

I\'ve submitted an article about how to do similar banners... It\'s a bit of a cheat really! ;)

Now I just have to paint this guy...:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/SBWIP.jpg

...to attach it to!

CC.

Kiefer13
17-02-2007, 08:31 PM
thats really cool. I have to admit Castus you\'ve made me even LIKE ultramarines. Your guys are THAT good.

Captain Castus
08-03-2007, 04:48 PM
Scout squad finished and in the Gallery...

I wasn\'t fond of the new plastic scouts when they came out... They\'re starting to grow on me...

Might have to add some more 10th company to my glorious 2nd... :)

CC.

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/03/08 16:49

Grandpa Ducky
09-03-2007, 04:44 AM
I saw your scouts in the gallery and they look AMAZING. How did you do the faces? They blew my mind.

Captain Castus
11-03-2007, 06:00 PM
Thanks Ducky! The faces are done using a \'standard\' technique... Like in \'How to Paint Citadel Miniatures\'... Nothing unusual :)

OK... Work on the Assault squad continues...

Here\'s the Sergeant (as pictured below just undercoated)... I reckon him and the Chaplain will make a good team... :)

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/AssaultsergWIP2.jpg

I will (of course!) post the whole squad when they\'re done!

CC.

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/03/11 17:01

Grandpa Ducky
12-03-2007, 02:37 AM
Again, wow. Very nice painting.

Dictator
12-03-2007, 02:46 AM
Damn Castus, he looks awesome. I really cannot wait to see the whole squad.
-Dictator

Drackonis
12-03-2007, 02:57 PM
Very nice... High five! *Borat accent*

Great job, thats going to be one awsome looking army when its all done.

Keep \'em coming!!

Indra
13-03-2007, 08:01 AM
Good Work mate. I\'ll change the title on this thread too... its about more than the termie now...

:)

Indra

Hephesto
14-03-2007, 04:40 PM
And yet another great mini, looks like you\'ll be convincing a lott of people UM\'s can be cool ;)

Captain Castus
18-03-2007, 04:14 PM
OK... The Assault Serg has had the finishing touches added (see the Gallery!)

Here\'s the rest following hot on his heels:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/AssaultsquadWIP.jpg

They\'re further forward now, but you get the idea... :)

Enough to make one squad of 10 (plus Chaplain!) or 2 of 6...

CC.

Kiefer13
18-03-2007, 04:19 PM
more biralliant ultramarines Castus, can\'t wait to see \'em finished!
;)

How much ultramarines do you have anyway?

Solinus
18-03-2007, 04:47 PM
I hate you...

Whenever I see good models it makes me want to do some of the same type....grr...

Anyways awesome job mate :D

(p.s come on msn!)

~Nik

Captain Castus
04-04-2007, 10:05 AM
I love this model... And I haven\'t even stuck it together/undercoated yet!!!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TerminatorLibWIP.jpg

Sorry I got excited about it and had to show you... :blush:

DarthXander
04-04-2007, 10:08 AM
It is indeed a nice model!

Though I have waaay to many HQ units already, I need to stop buying them!!

Your assault squad is looking good (I am starting one today, the last models I need to have 1500pts painted!!)

Keep up the great painting and keep us posted!

Captain Castus
04-04-2007, 05:25 PM
OK... So I still felt bad about the whole Carnifex standing on an Ultramarine thing (see \'Castus\' Nid Thread\')... And thought it was time to redress the Karma... Here\'s my WIP UM Tyrannic War Veteran Sergeant:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIP.jpg

It\'s an idea I\'ve had for a while, but haven\'t had the time to start it (off work this week! Hoorah!)...

His left hand is like that because it\'ll be resting on the hilt of his power sword that will be stuck in the Carnifex\'s head (see the hole where his eye used to be?)... The empty scabbard will be on his right thigh...

What do you think? :)

CC.

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/04/04 19:08

Hephesto
04-04-2007, 05:44 PM
:laugh: man, that was funny.

Great looking conversion so far, I\'m having similiar
karma-problems with an inquisitor I\'m putting together.

Really like the sword idea!

DarthXander
04-04-2007, 08:13 PM
Castus make sure you show us what the scabbard looks like and what you used for it please!

Indra
04-04-2007, 08:44 PM
That is a really cool conversion.

I\'m liking it a lot!

Indra

Pyrofoo
04-04-2007, 09:04 PM
nice job! i think it\'s great that your evening out your chi ;)

Captain Castus
05-04-2007, 06:26 PM
Here\'s an update:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIP2.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIP3.jpg

The Shoulders/pads aren\'t finished (the right one will be a TH one) and there\'s some more greenstuffing to do... Fine detailing etc.

I\'m going to add some more gore to the neck wound of the Carni... Trailing out the back... :sick:

@DarthXander - For the sword/scabbard I used the power sword from the SM Commander arm and the sword-in-scabbard from the Black Templar sprue... The hilt from the BT one was transferred to the powersword (after removing from the arm of course!) the top was carved out a bit to \'empty\' it... and a winged skull added at the top for detailing...

Do you think I should add a banner to the back pack?

CC.

DarthXander
05-04-2007, 06:31 PM
That scabbard is perfect!
I always think scabbards add a lot to a character, one of my favourite models is that classic SM commander with the scabbard!
Thanks!

As for a banner, I personally don\'t put them on, I don\'t really like the look of them. I think if they are to be used, they must be used sparingly and as much time spent on them as the rest of the army. You as a superb painter could I am sure do some stunning banners!
However I do feel that in keeping with the Tyranid Hunters, I don\'t think they would encumber themselves with banners, this would just serve as somthing else to be grabbed at by a \'Nid gribbly!

Solinus
05-04-2007, 06:43 PM
Wow... the Deathwatch head really works with him!

I love the pose...simple classic.

The scabbard works...but not really on this model.. as usually scabbards = royalty or Space Marine wise a high ranking commander/captain or something.

\'Nid veterans are usually more....I dunno how to say it.

Equipped for the field...a combat knife and bolter etc.. but if you used it as something other than a \'Nid veteran he\'d be almost perfect!

~Nik

Captain Castus
05-04-2007, 06:47 PM
1st Company Tyrannic War Veteran Sergeant.. One of Cassius\'s proteges... Possible Captain in waiting... Not high-ranking enough for you eh?! Doesn\'t deserve a scabbard to put his sword in eh?!

You... and him... Outside now... ;)

:P

CC.

p.s. am on MSN... You wanted to speak about something?

DarthXander
05-04-2007, 06:51 PM
I must say Nik, my money is on the guy in power armour...

Grandpa Ducky
05-04-2007, 10:11 PM
Sweet looking. I can barely wait to see it painted. Good luck!

-Grandpa Ducky

Captain Castus
09-04-2007, 11:12 PM
OK... Base done this pm:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergbaseWIP.jpg

The marine may have to wait until I get a TH pad for his right shoulder... Which might not be until May 18th (my birthday! :) )...

I\'m happy with the way the base has turned out for the moment anyways...

Anyone who hasn\'t seen the \'whole thing\' take a look down the thread... :)

CC.

Scolar
09-04-2007, 11:16 PM
Nice base you have there, I want to see the marine now I tell you! Hey, your birthday is 4 days before mine B)

DarthXander
09-04-2007, 11:23 PM
That is superb Castus!
Almost a shame to put a model over it!
That \'Nid looks like it was in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Captain Castus
13-04-2007, 12:22 PM
OK... Opinions please...

I\'m converting Lysander to be my Assault Terminator Sergeant:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermsassaultsergWIP.jpg

Should I \'arm\' him with the converted Lysander parts:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermsassaultsergWIP2.jpg

Or give him lightning claws to make him less like Lysander...

What do you think?

CC.

p.s. Yes... I know what you think Patriarch! ;)

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/04/13 12:22

Scolar
13-04-2007, 12:27 PM
go with lightning claws because there are lots of lysander\'s turned into ultramarines with the same weapons.

Hephesto
13-04-2007, 12:40 PM
Love that nids base, great how you dealt with the
chopped of head.

Kind of agree with scolar, with some different arms/
weapons he won\'t look so much like lysander. Just
curious how did you make the UM symbol on his chest?

Captain Castus
13-04-2007, 01:42 PM
Hephesto wrote:

Just
curious how did you make the UM symbol on his chest?

It\'s a FW brass bit... Nothing skillful!

CC.

p.s. No votes for the Hammer then?

Captain Castus
19-04-2007, 10:55 AM
So... I gave him LCs... And here he is:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermsassaultsergWIP1.jpg

What do you think?

CC.

p.s. Woot! Astro\'s back... I was getting withdrawal!!

Captain Castus
19-04-2007, 09:27 PM
Does no-one like him then? :(

(shameless bump)

DarthXander
19-04-2007, 09:39 PM
Looks really nice!

Agree with the others about having claws rather than hammer besides that claws are waaaaay cooler!

Captain Castus
29-04-2007, 03:28 PM
Undercoated and ready to go...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermsassaultsergUC.jpg

I find you can see models better when they\'re undercoated... The details come out more...

CC

Farskit
29-04-2007, 03:50 PM
Yes, it might be because the reflection of light on metal hides the details. But that goes awya with black undercoating.

Anyways, looking great! I agree LC\'s look better on him than Lysander\'s weapons, at least no-one will glance at him and say \"hey, you just painted Lysander blue, didn\'t you?\"

Nice pose as well:)

Ziggy Tempest
29-04-2007, 04:01 PM
hmmm. he\'d look good as an inquisitor. great work:woohoo:

saustin
29-04-2007, 04:56 PM
He looks so \'ard. Those lighting claws look sufficiently beefy, and the detail on the model looks really good as well (the little ultra\'s cog round the neck caught my eye).

Hephesto
29-04-2007, 06:02 PM
Very nice conversion, one would almost forget you based him on Lysander. Great pose as well!

Honsou
29-04-2007, 06:09 PM
looking really good there Castus, pitty it\'s for the ultramarines *cough*smurf*cough*...;)

Honsou

Aun O Vader
29-04-2007, 06:27 PM
You see Honsou, in any other Smurf army I\'d agree, but with the way that CC is doing them I don\'t think I can, the slightly darker colour scheme he\'s using is just so awesome and effective that it almost makes me like them, but then I remember that they are still Smurfs.

Still, this guy looks awesome, nice mini CC.

Captain Castus
29-04-2007, 06:40 PM
AunO Vader wrote:

it almost makes me like them, but then I remember that they are still Smurfs.

Haha! I\'ll make you eat your prejudices with a topping of grudgingly-given respect... You see if I don\'t!!

CC

p.s. Thanks for the compliments guys! :)

Aun O Vader
29-04-2007, 08:58 PM
Hey, I respect your Smurfs, I\'d just love to face them on the field of battle, I\'d even paint some extra plasma rifles just for the occasion!

Honsou
29-04-2007, 09:04 PM
come now gentlemen, we all love canned smurf, ehhrm, i mean ultramarines...

Oh, Castus? the respect is by no mean grudging- it is fully commited respect...
seriously though, your work really is very good, most impressive!

Honsou

DarthXander
29-04-2007, 09:07 PM
I wish I could see these dang pictures!!

Captain Castus
07-05-2007, 09:26 PM
The squad prepares to join their Sergeant:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/Assaulttermies.jpg

Thought I better make use of those Lysander parts I didn\'t use! (see down the thread!)...

Just some FW pads to purchase and some bases to construct amd they\'ll be ready to charge out the LRC! (with the Chaplain and Librarian of course... :) )

CC

Mycosynth
07-05-2007, 09:30 PM
Good job Castus, that looks amazing. I really like the poses.

The Warsmith
07-05-2007, 09:33 PM
Man they look sweet! If only grey knights werent metal, anyone got any ideas bout how to convert em (the only problem is tht grey knight termies heads are ontop as they dont have the same back)

Ziggy Tempest
07-05-2007, 09:36 PM
hmm.
if you used green stuff to bulk out power armour then added brass etchings from forge world?

The Warsmith
07-05-2007, 09:55 PM
hmmmmm forgeworld, good idea

Hephesto
08-05-2007, 12:40 AM
And another impressive UM unit, inventive use of those lysander spare bits. Looking forward to seeing these guys painted up.

Captain Castus
13-05-2007, 08:28 PM
OK... Work on the re-vamped command squad starts in ernest... Time to paint my Captain :)

Haven\'t got very far yet but I just love this model!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/SicariusWIP.jpg

Quite pleased with how the face is turing out:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Sicariusfacewip.jpg

Oh... And thanks guys btw!! After you pursuaded me to give my \'Lysander\' Termie Assault Sergeant LCs (see down the thread) I realised I could use him as a Sicarius in Termie armour too... :)

CC

The Warsmith
13-05-2007, 08:36 PM
oh man, its an older sicarious in termie armour. now thts cool

Captain Castus
16-05-2007, 08:12 PM
Progress is slow... sigh

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/SicariusWIP2.jpg

CC

Scolar
16-05-2007, 08:33 PM
I like the way the face is turning out. One thing you could do to add depth to the lightning claws is to paint them a matt colour, like red, that will look a little more original and be easier to highlight/shade/add lightning bolts to.

The Dim Reaper
16-05-2007, 09:01 PM
Looking great there Castus, though I have to agree with Scolar those lightning claws need something to draw the eye towards them. hey just don\'t look as lethal as they should :P

Cheers,

Dim

Captain Castus
16-05-2007, 09:07 PM
I was going to wash the claws with blue/black ink to give them some colour and depth... Highlight with boltgun and a bit a mithril... And maybe add some electric blue sparks... Don\'t fancy the idea of red claws...

Also... I want to keep them metallic as he\'ll have quite a bit of metallic gold towards the top and I need the claws metallic to \'balance it out\' towards the bottom of the figure...

Do you think I should try and add scripture to the \'loin cloth\' or just keep it plain? I\'m definately adding some to the purity seals...

CC

Post edited by: captain castus, at: 2007/05/16 21:08

Scolar
16-05-2007, 09:14 PM
Ah your method of power weapons would look good as well.

I reckon script to the loin cloth is a must, because it looks painted to look like parchment.

Honsou
17-05-2007, 12:58 PM
Castus, you do good work... that model is very impressive.

Honsou

Captain Castus
19-05-2007, 11:31 AM
Quick update on the Tyrannic War Veteran Sergeant... Done him a back pack... I just need to neaten him up a bit and add some pouches to his left hip and it\'s painting time! :)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIPRl.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIP4Rr.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIP4F.jpg

Hope you like him!

CC

Drackonis
19-05-2007, 02:18 PM
Captain, you\'ve gone and done it again! Its looking very nice.

Honsou
19-05-2007, 02:21 PM
BEAUTIFUL! You have indeed done it again, spectacular work, cant wait to see the rest!

Honsou

The Vulture
19-05-2007, 02:28 PM
Nice Work, its going to look spectacular painted, cant wait to see it finished. Great Work CC!

Indra
19-05-2007, 10:15 PM
Sweet...

:ohmy:

NathanS
20-05-2007, 03:03 AM
Just what every nid deserves to ba a trophy of a space marine.

Captain Castus
10-06-2007, 06:54 PM
Nearly finished:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/SicariusWIP3.jpg

Come an\' \'ave a go if ye fink yer \'ard enuf...

CC

Post edited by: Captain Castus, at: 2007/06/10 12:55

Hephesto
10-06-2007, 07:01 PM
:blink: ....must....resist...the urge to paint...way to much work still to do.

As always great work CC, pretty damn sure you\'ve convinced other (besides me) that UM can indeed be cool!

Indra
10-06-2007, 07:27 PM
Very impressive work there... for a smurf...

:P

Indra

KARMA!

Captain Castus
17-06-2007, 11:54 PM
Done:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Sicariussmall.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Sicariusface.jpg

The Gallery doesn\'t seem to be working? For uploading anyway... I\'m assuming this is temporary? Just another thing to fix?!

CC

Ocelot
18-06-2007, 12:03 AM
Good work there mate! Keep it up!

Indra
18-06-2007, 04:45 AM
:ohmy:

Wow.

KARMA!

Indra

Captain Castus
22-08-2007, 02:42 AM
OK... For the first time in more than 2 months I am going to pick up a paint brush...

The subject? To suit my dark humour:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermiechapWIP.jpg

Wish me luck!

If I\'m pleased with the result it may replace my current potrait pic to match my elevation to the rank of chaplain :)

CC

Captain Castus
22-08-2007, 04:25 AM
Well... It\'s not much so far... But if Hawke can post barely painted models why can\'t I?!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/TermiechapWIP1.jpg

More tomorrow...

CC

Ziggy Tempest
22-08-2007, 04:27 AM
looking good.
how much blue are you planning for him?

Captain Castus
22-08-2007, 04:29 AM
I think just shoulder pads... Maybe the belt buckle...

Predominantly black and bone :)

CC

Hephesto
22-08-2007, 05:14 AM
More UM madness, and happy to see it!

Just a quick idea, how about 1 UM arm/ shoulderpad, while the rest stays nice and chaplainy ?

Captain Castus
24-08-2007, 04:47 AM
Progress is slow... *sigh*

But at least I\'ve got the base colours done now and I can start to \'bring him to life\' tomorrow... :)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermiechapWIP2.jpg

CC

Skrall
24-08-2007, 04:53 AM
lookin good castus, keep the work up and i may have to dish out kharnmic retribution.

hawke

Captain Castus
27-08-2007, 03:23 AM
Just put in another hours work... He\'s beginning to take shape...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermiechapWIP4.jpg

I took your advice Heph... I\'m keeping the left shoulder black...

Now... The red and metallics need work... Back to the paintbrush!

CC

Skrall
27-08-2007, 03:26 AM
Lookin good castus, keep it up and you\'ll top you avatar

Hawke

Hephesto
27-08-2007, 06:53 AM
Jej, my suggestion might actually be useful ;)

Really like how this guy is turning out, from the evil grin to the parchment! Can\'t wait for the next update.

Captain Castus
28-08-2007, 08:44 PM
Nearly done... Just neatening, basing and varnishing...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/TermiechapWIP5.jpg

CC

adders
28-08-2007, 08:48 PM
CC - fantastic.

You\'ve done real justice to what has to be one of the coolest Spacmarine mini\'s out there.

Nice one.

Cheers

Farskit
28-08-2007, 09:08 PM
I second Adders -you could single-handedly make Ultramarines look cool (which is not a minor feat)!

Incredible chaplain here, I think your avatar is on the way to be replaced...

Hephesto
29-08-2007, 12:30 AM
Love this stuff, in fact *KARMA*-time ;)

It is always good to have something to fall back on to keep you busy like 40K.....and you\'re indeed helping to imporve the somewhat negative view of the smurf...I mean Ultramarins ;)...although you already convinced me a few months ago they could turn out mighty cool!

Captain Castus
29-08-2007, 01:59 AM
Thanks guys! :)

And whilst the varnish dries on the Chapie... Onto my next victim... Sticking with the HQ theme... An acolyte for Tigurius... :) Thought I\'d try a different way of doing the Librarian yellow to stick with my \'darker\' UM colour-scheme:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/LibrarianWIP1.jpg
More UM goodness tomorrow!

CC

Skrall
29-08-2007, 02:28 AM
All of this is very cool stuff, and makes me want to go beyond my infantry level of painting at current.

Nice work,

hawke

Pyrofoo
29-08-2007, 07:09 AM
everything looks great. better than my stuff as usual. Keep it up!

Captain Castus
29-08-2007, 06:47 PM
Base-coating complete... Now for the fun bit!

Does he look a bit like Bruce Willis or is it just me?!
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/LibrarianWIP2.jpg

CC

Aun O Vader
29-08-2007, 07:30 PM
Does he look a bit like Bruce Willis or is it just me?!

Umm, just a bit, in fact I can see him wearing a dirty t-shirt under that armour. You can imagine him halfway through the battle getting hit, taking off his armour and just running around in armoured trousers and a dirty t-shirt!

\"yippee-kay-aye ...\"

Captain Castus
29-08-2007, 09:52 PM
He\'s alive.... ALIVE!

I always find painting the face fun :) His just needs some extreme highlighting... Gladly he looks less like Bruce Willis now! :)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/LibrarianWIP3.jpg

CC

Post edited by: Captain Castus, at: 2007/08/29 15:52

DavicusPrime
29-08-2007, 10:05 PM
Now that\'s a spiffy lookin Lib.

Question: Where did you get the Ork skull that\'s on the base? I play both Orks and Marines and have found it fun to give the orks trophies from my marine bits box but really don\'t have much to go the other way.

-DavicusPrime

The Warsmith
29-08-2007, 10:07 PM
fantasy orc warrior box set

Captain Castus
29-08-2007, 10:33 PM
Nah... It\'s from the SM Scout box...

CC

Aun O Vader
29-08-2007, 10:51 PM
This guys is truly awesome, loving him lots, even if he doesn\'t look like bruce willis any more! :(

DarthXander
29-08-2007, 11:28 PM
Make him look like Bruce Willis again!

And give him bare feet!

Nice work though Castus!

Pyrofoo
30-08-2007, 06:24 AM
a bruce willis librarian would kick so much xenons ass it wouldn\'t even be funny :P

Captain Castus
30-08-2007, 07:07 PM
Nearly finished:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/LibrarianWIP4.jpg
Just final detailing, base and varnish to go...

CC

Silver
30-08-2007, 07:20 PM
Do us all a favor and call him at least Bruce!;)

Farskit
30-08-2007, 07:31 PM
Yeah, CC, you gotta do that at least:lol:

Good painting! Your HQ\'s all look truly awesome.

Hephesto
30-08-2007, 08:11 PM
:ohmy: ....now that is impressive, almost warrants another avatar change ;)

Captain Castus
30-08-2007, 10:09 PM
I\'ve put a few pics of my finished Terminator Chaplain in the SM Gallery if anyone fancies a peak...

CC

Captain Castus
01-09-2007, 09:56 PM
Bruce is finished...
CMON Score = http://www.coolminiornot.com/score.php?id=167822
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Librarian.jpg
Really must start painting some troops now... :(

CC

EDIT - Added the score as an experiment, should update... I wonder if it will work?

Post edited by: Captain Castus, at: 2007/09/03 19:12

Farskit
01-09-2007, 10:05 PM
Uh? What? You mean an all-HQ army isn\'t legal? :lol:

Great work, again!

Ziggy Tempest
01-09-2007, 10:31 PM
Farskit wrote:

Uh? What? You mean an all-HQ army isn\'t legal? :lol:

Great work, again!

in apocalypse it\'s legal:)

Captain Castus
01-09-2007, 10:53 PM
I\'ve put him on CMON if you feel inspired to vote (honestly please! I\'m not trying to skew my score artificially!!)

Librarian on CMON (http://www.coolminiornot.com/167822)

CC

Pyrofoo
01-09-2007, 11:41 PM
it looks good although it\'s a little hard to judge when your distracted by the \"live\" models in the advertisement on the side. :P

Captain Castus
03-09-2007, 11:25 PM
Yeah... I know I said I should paint some troops, but I forgot I had this guy (and his squad!) to finish...
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIP4.jpg
At least they\'re Elites rather than HQs :S

CC

Post edited by: Captain Castus, at: 2007/09/03 17:26

Ziggy Tempest
03-09-2007, 11:30 PM
nice conversion.
death to the nids!

Pyrofoo
04-09-2007, 03:54 AM
yes very good! and kill the nids! :P

Captain Castus
04-09-2007, 06:53 PM
See... I am working on some regular guys too:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/AssaulttrooperWIP.jpg
10 of these at this stage... He\'s all shiny \'cos I\'ve got to do markings before dullcoating...

CC

Post edited by: Captain Castus, at: 2007/09/04 12:53

DarthXander
04-09-2007, 06:56 PM
Normal guys?
He\'s fast attack! You\'re gonna need some actual troops as well Castus :laugh:

Looking good all of it though, how much have you got done? Will you have enough for a combat patrol at GD? Enough for Apocalypse?

Captain Castus
04-09-2007, 07:13 PM
DarthXander wrote:

Enough for Apocalypse?

Apocalypse at GD? :whistle:

I know... I know... I should do that 4th Tactical squad and those other Scouts... I know... :blush:

CC

Captain Castus
06-09-2007, 03:00 AM
Should get this guy finished tomorrow... And then it\'s back to rank-and-file... Promise... :whistle:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersergWIP5.jpg
CC

Farskit
06-09-2007, 03:06 AM
Oh my god! And this is \"unfinished\"?

Awesome work, as I expected!

Pyrofoo
06-09-2007, 06:17 AM
I am ashamed to think that that is \"unfinished\" for you. my work is like picasso (meaning it looks like crap not that\'s it\'s strangely beautiful :P ) compared to yours.

Captain Castus
07-09-2007, 02:24 AM
Rank and file... Hmmmm... :blush:

Having done my Nid Hunter Serg I couldn\'t resist finishing off the rest of the Squad... Modelling-wise at least...

Here\'s the flamer dude:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhunterflamerWIP.jpg

And the Heavy Bolter dude... Well... The beginning of him... From the bottom up!
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhunterHBWIP.jpg

The other members are the standard Nid-Hunter figures (with some modifications) except for one guy holding a Genestealer head... Will post these soon :)

Happy Nid killing!

CC

Skrall
07-09-2007, 02:30 AM
very nice stuff castus, look forwards to the complete works

Hawke

Skarfang
07-09-2007, 02:38 AM
Wow! that \'unfinished\' model! :ohmy: That really is something special you\'ve got there Castus! ;) And those converted marines look very nice too! the nids are looking tasty!

Mmm! You\'z gotta love dem fried bugs in da mornin\' ain\'t yer? Even you\'z Marine-boyz love it! :laugh:

Captain Castus
14-09-2007, 08:37 PM
OK... The first proper step in \'Apocalypsifying\' my UMs is taking shape:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/LRCrusadersidepanel.jpg
I love building tanks! :) Hate painting them though... :(

This will be an 8-man squad packing, Terminator Crusader (eventually!)... Vortex grenade anyone? Now to pin those bloody Hurrican bolters together... :sick:

CC

p.s. My finished Nid Hunter Sergeant (http://www.coolminiornot.com/168758) is on CMON if you fancy a peek...

Capitano
14-09-2007, 08:42 PM
very nicely done there

DarthXander
14-09-2007, 08:48 PM
Oh have fun with those hurricanes....!

Good to see the \'Nid Hunters are taking shape but it still looks like I have the largest army at the moment...no one else has a full SM Coy assembled :laugh:

Captain Castus
14-09-2007, 11:46 PM
DarthXander wrote:

it still looks like I have the largest army at the moment...

Size isn\'t everthing Xander! :P

CC

Silver
14-09-2007, 11:56 PM
Captain Castus wrote:

DarthXander wrote:

it still looks like I have the largest army at the moment...

Size isn\'t everthing Xander! :P

CC

Yeah. Please refrain from posting the usual \"Mine\'s bigger than yours!11\" in the future, DX!;) ;)

DarthXander
14-09-2007, 11:58 PM
A challenge perhaps....?

Captain Castus
15-09-2007, 12:34 AM
DarthXander wrote:

A challenge perhaps....?

To who? To me? About what?

I\'ll warn you... I know Kung-Fu! :P

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Ziggy Tempest
15-09-2007, 12:36 AM
i know shinjitsu!!

catachan rising...

The Warsmith
15-09-2007, 12:37 AM
Im a black belt at Origami :laugh:

Skrall
15-09-2007, 12:39 AM
Captain Castus wrote:



I\'ll warn you... I know Kung-Fu! :P

CC

And i know Mod-Fu, keep it polite, or i\'ll slap a silencer on both of you.

Hawke

Captain Castus
15-09-2007, 12:41 AM
Hawke wrote:

And i know Mod-Fu, keep it polite, or i\'ll slap a silencer on both of you.

What I say?! Jeez Hawke... You\'re getting strict! :blink:

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Ziggy Tempest
15-09-2007, 12:43 AM
Captain Castus wrote:

Hawke wrote:

And i know Mod-Fu, keep it polite, or i\'ll slap a silencer on both of you.

What I say?! Jeez Hawke... You\'re getting strict! :blink:

CC

he\'s just afraid of something;)

Skrall
15-09-2007, 01:50 AM
Colonel Tempest wrote:



he\'s just afraid of something;)

of course, i would be a fool to live without fear. I am no fool tempest, but what i fear shall never be known. For the now atleast,

hawke

Captain Castus
18-09-2007, 01:15 AM
The Hurricane bolters are tamed:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/HurricanesWIP.jpg
Each pinned... Time consuming and fiddly, but worth it...

Nid Hunters are coming on:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/NidhuntersWIP.jpg
The guy on the right will have a Heavy Bolter :)

Oh... And the Speeders are coming ;)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/SpeederbaseWIP.jpg

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Captain Castus
25-09-2007, 02:35 AM
Haha! I come back from Gamesday armed... The proud owner of the new Chapter Master and Veteran models...

At last I can complete my plan of having a full squad of great looking Honour Guards! How? Easy... Not being a great conversion-modeller I have to restrict myself to fairly simple stuff... Not too much GS, etc...

Here\'s the plan:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Other%20Stuff/Chaptermasters.jpg
The guy on the bottom right will have his sword (which is short and crap anyhow) replaced with an \'Axe of Ultramar\' (a modified SW axe) in backhand sweep... The head will be swapped for a helmet with wings (I\'ve contrived a cheat\'s way of doing these :) Kaching!)

The guy on the bottom left will have his shield replaced withg a bolter arm and his head similarly replaced... Both of which will hopefully give this \'statuesque\' mini some life...

The other 2 I will leave for now... Although I have plans... I like the thunderhammer guy how he is... And I reckon the other would look pretty cool with the sword upwards and the head looking up towards it...

With the vets?
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Other%20Stuff/Newvets.jpg
The guy with the axe will also join the ranks of the Honour Guards... A bolter instead of the PP and some more cloak around the back... Done!

The bolter guy will join my Tyrannic Vets (at the moment I have 2 repeats in this squad which I don\'t like :()...

The other 3 will make future Sergeants for Tactical Squads if I ever get around to expanding to full Company strength a la Xander...

Hopefully get some of this done next weekend... Look out for updates!!

CC

Ziggy Tempest
25-09-2007, 02:38 AM
nice plan.

i\'d love to see you buy a thunderhawk to carry em in.

i have the apoc rules for em and the other sm stuff *rulebook*
pm me if you wanna know anything

Captain Castus
26-09-2007, 03:43 AM
I think it\'s going to work! :)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Honourguardconv1WIP.jpg
Just need a bit of green stuff to finish the helmet and the axe... And add some \'semi-Us\' to the axe of course...

Interestingly the date on the base of this \'new\' model is \'2004\'... I wonder what it was originally intended for?

CC

Ziggy Tempest
26-09-2007, 03:46 AM
i think that could be the date the space marine name was last copywrited?

Captain Castus
26-09-2007, 03:59 AM
Colonel Tempest wrote:

i think that could be the date the space marine name was last copywrited?

Dunno... How come the Vets say \'06 on the bases then?

Skrall
26-09-2007, 04:02 AM
Captain Castus wrote:

Colonel Tempest wrote:

i think that could be the date the space marine name was last copywrited?

Dunno... How come the Vets say \'06 on the bases then?

Its when they are sculpted, not when they are released. all of the bases a a year pre-release,

hawke

Ziggy Tempest
26-09-2007, 04:02 AM
errrm i blame tzeentch!

nice work anyway.

now bluetack it together so i can see what it\'ll look like:)

Captain Castus
26-09-2007, 06:53 PM
OK CT... He\'ll look something like this:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Honourguardconv1WIP1.jpg
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Ziggy Tempest
27-09-2007, 02:06 AM
nice but i think the head may look better looking to his right.

Captain Castus
27-09-2007, 02:11 AM
Yeah... I think you\'re right CT... It\'s just \'balanced\' at the mo... Not \'stuck-on\' so easily modified...

Here\'s the next one (from the new Vet):
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Honourguardconv2FWIP.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Honourguardconv2BWIP.jpg

The right arm will be the axe he comes with... Modified by \'filling-in the gap\' of the blade... And adding Semi-Us of course :)

CC

Trygon
27-09-2007, 02:24 AM
I think the first one should be posed like that Honer Gaurd from the art in the codex. I couldn\'t find a picture but I have this preview that may help you find it in the Spacemarine codex.

http://us.games-workshop.com/games/40k/gaming/choose/images/HG_130.jpg

Post edited by: TerribleTrygon, at: 2007/09/26 20:25

Hephesto
27-09-2007, 02:24 AM
Not really that sure about the first one, though this will probably change once it gets painted. The one with the robe is just cool, period! ;)

Ziggy Tempest
27-09-2007, 02:29 AM
looking good.
thee guys could pass as honour guard xd.

btw theres a huge macragge polar battle report in the apoc rulebook for ya

Captain Castus
27-09-2007, 02:30 AM
@TT - Yeah... You and CT are right... He would look better with the head looking right down the axe blade... I won\'t be bothered to put the left arm down by his side like in the \'dex though... As it\'s metal it\'s too much bother! Although I might angle the entire limb/gun down more (it\'s not stuck yet either...)

@Heph - Thanks :) What bothers you about the first one?

CC

EDIT:
@CT - What does \'xd\' mean?! I saw the UM vs. Nids list/scenario in the Apocalypse book at GD too... :) It might just have to be made!! :sick:

Post edited by: Captain Castus, at: 2007/09/26 20:32

Ziggy Tempest
27-09-2007, 02:34 AM
it\'s an emoticon which gives a kind of cmiling face type thing.
lord macragge pwning carnifexes:)

and then the one where stern kciked abbadons ass and yarrick got smothered in boiling pus!

Captain Castus
27-09-2007, 02:44 AM
More like this perhaps?
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Ultramarines/Honourguardconv1WIP1b.jpg
CC

Scolar
27-09-2007, 02:54 AM
I like them so far, you should definitely leave the thunder hammer guy alone. He makes for a perfect master.

Here is the 1337 smiley/instant messaging emotion in picture form...

http://images.wikia.com/inciclopedia/images/b/bf/X-D.jpg

I think it originated from Anime cartoons.

Skrall
27-09-2007, 02:04 PM
mighty cool stuff castus, it looks almost like it could be good. It probably would be if it wasn\'t for all those little smurf symbols yet to come...

Hawke

Hephesto
27-09-2007, 06:40 PM
I\'m guessing it must have been the angle and positioning of the helmet as on the new pic it looks great :lol:

Capitano
27-09-2007, 07:58 PM
going through this little smurf collection almost made me want to do some more painting today but instead I will be working on homework and my deathwatch team

haha

Indra
27-09-2007, 08:54 PM
I am taking some models to work on tonight- and curse you Castus, I may be tempted to take some SM and paint them as... *gulp*... Ultramarines...

Captain Castus
27-09-2007, 09:55 PM
You know it makes sense Indra! Paint a few little snacks for your Nids... ;) (be careful though... Some fight back! :evil:)

CC

Indra
27-09-2007, 10:04 PM
The more I think about the idea the more I\'m being sold on it...

Curses!

I may have to think about some other chapters too before I settle on smurfs.

Captain Castus
28-09-2007, 12:12 AM
Just look at the massive Ultramarine army in the latest White Dwarf and you\'ll soon see the light... You want to paint Smurfs... (I mean Ultras!:angry:) You know you do... *swirly hypnotic eyes*

CC

Hephesto
28-09-2007, 12:44 AM
Man this Ultra virus is more sneaky than a genestealer infestation ;)

Though UM can be quite cool to do!

Ziggy Tempest
28-09-2007, 12:57 AM
Hephesto wrote:

Man this Ultra virus is more sneaky than a genestealer infestation ;)

Though UM can be quite cool to do!

you become a smurf fan once you\'ve died.
they#re calling it the U-virus and the only way to stop it is to inflict significant truama to the brain;)

Skarfang
28-09-2007, 01:57 AM
Man this Ultra virus is more sneaky than a genestealer infestation

Hey whats that on my arm? Its turning blue! Oh My God!! My entire arm is blue and metallic... :sick: :S Urgh! UM sickness... Nurse!

Seriously though, i can\'t see what\'s wrong with UM\'s - most people hate them but really they make up a rich part of the 40k background and without them who would there be to moan about and blame for being boring all the time! ;)

Ziggy Tempest
28-09-2007, 04:01 AM
I like the UM\'s.
they have good fluff and just because people see them as the embodyment as boring they get little attention.

Lord Macragge is pretty awesome though

Pyrofoo
28-09-2007, 07:34 AM
MARNEUS CALGAR! he\'s one dude you really don\'t want to meet on the battlefield. i was so sad when i heard i had to do ultramarines to have him in the army. :pinch:

Captain Castus
28-09-2007, 04:13 PM
LP Spartan wrote:

MARNEUS CALGAR! he\'s one dude you really don\'t want to meet on the battlefield

I loved the way MC tore apart 2 Greater Daemons in the Apocalypse Battle Report in this months WD!! :woohoo: Go Calgar!!

Tigurius pulled one into the Warp screaming too...

Chaplain Cassius didn\'t fair so well... He chucked a Vortex grenade at Abaddon and hit an allied Chimera... :pinch: Must have been his arthritis!!

CC