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As my Ghost Archipelago project nears its end I've started thinking about what's next. With the impending start of the Imperium subscription this seemed like a natural candidate. It's my hope that I'll be able to keep up with the release schedule and paint everything as it comes in. That however would make this less of a main project and more of side one to break up the monotony of the larger projects. 

 

Today I spent time building everything from the first two issues. That was a real learning experience too as I had no idea just how difficult the easy to build Necrons could be. Eventually I cobbled them all together though and based them in preparation of priming. 20211217_004006.thumb.jpg.5fee4773b203b607c0749f1f2bc77114.jpg20211217_004106.thumb.jpg.f98b2fbaaad37fee345256a31751d322.jpg

As you can see one is missing its head/face as it was used in a conversion project. As luck would have it though it was never painted so I added it to the project. 

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On 12/17/2021 at 4:15 AM, Glitterwolf said:

I like Necrons, basically Undead so...figures.

My sentiments exactly, I feel like I already have too many skeletons but everytime I come across a new pose or interesting sculpt I grab it. I've always liked the Necrons figures but what really got me was the way they were created for the game.

 

With the primer dry I decided to take a break from my other project and get a head start on this one. Knowing I'd be able to batch paint the Necrons I decided to start with the Space Marine. Unsure just how this scheme would look I've chosen to approach this model more like a test than anything else. I'll be using this one to figure out where I can cut corners and speed up my painting on all the other figures.

 

That all being said It painted up fairly quickly. I found myself working on details way before I expected too. In just one painting session it's close to its final look.

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That's right I'm buying into Imperium just to paint some Angry Marines.

 

Right off the bat let me say I'll be avoiding the profanity usually found on Angry Marines for two simple reasons. First I'm a father and though I can laugh at the absurdity and heavy handedness behind this chapter I wouldn't want my daughter to ask me what those words are. Secondly I like posting to this forum and I know that would be a violation of the rules. So these will end up fairly tame in comparison to most Angry Marines but hopefully they'll still look "good".

 

I'd also like to warn anyone unfamiliar with this fan made chapter. Google at your own risk, this chapter uses a ton of aggressive and inappropriate language as they are meant to be overtly offensive. 

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4 hours ago, Rat13 said:

Right off the bat let me say I'll be avoiding the profanity usually found on Angry Marines for two simple reasons. First I'm a father and though I can laugh at the absurdity and heavy handedness behind this chapter I wouldn't want my daughter to ask me what those words are. Secondly I like posting to this forum and I know that would be a violation of the rules. So these will end up fairly tame in comparison to most Angry Marines but hopefully they'll still look "good".

Angry Makes successor chapter?  Mildly Annoyed Marines? Curmudgeonly Marines? 

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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

No idea what an Angry Marine is supposed to be.

They're a fan made chapter that isn't exactly easy to explain. I tend to think of them harkening back to the old GW where everything was taken to its extreme no matter how ridiculous it may be. In their case they are simply angry and that is taken to its extreme. 

 

For me the real appeal however comes from their unique weapons. If we're strictly talking power weapons they have access to power wrenches, power baseball bats, power boots (somewhat similar to power fists), and power chairs (think metal folding chairs found in wrestling).

 

Rocket launchers also have two interesting variants, there's the almost normal sized one that fires exploding chainsaws and an oversized one that fires actual Space Marines. This is also carried over to their vehicles with rocket/missile pods also firing Space Marines as well.

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After a small break for the holiday I'm returning to this project in the hopes I can finish what I already have on hand before more figures show up. My Angry Marine recieved the most attention in the form of details and a wash with very mixed results.

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It looks like my usual tactic of just throw some wash on it isn't going to work on all that yellow. Everything else looks "good" but the yellow definitely needs touched up. 

 

I also started work on my first "Necron" model. Sure it's more Reaper than GW but I had to start somewhere.

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As I'm planing to base everything in a rocky desert motif this also gave me a chance to play around with color combinations. I'll have a better idea once the wash dries but as of this writing I may have already chosen my basing color scheme. 

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Using a bit of free time I got in a little painting. I went back and attempted ro clean up the Angry Marine with mixed results yet again. Repainting most of the yellow I brought it up quite a bit and it now looks closer to what I originally intended. It's still not great but it is closer.20211228_105831.thumb.jpg.27c32a299b49aaa2ca4fe52fbac26c46.jpg20211228_105846.thumb.jpg.28ab318e16348a95e13d790a714bac43.jpg20211228_105906.thumb.jpg.19a1e38656cec4ec044aa25ca36c9431.jpg

Looks like painting this scheme is going to take a lot more practice.

 

 

My first Necron also got some attention and is just about finished.20211228_105750.thumb.jpg.8fa931c42174eb673f035b18aae7fab4.jpg20211228_105817.thumb.jpg.af82b5a13e46dc055fede09c7d13c77b.jpg

 

Moving on to the remaining Necrons I started blocking out the colors on one. Unsure exactly what I want to do with them I figured the best thing to do was experiment with colors.20211228_105935.thumb.jpg.c6fbaa9b0594e3773a23bdc6aa7d35c7.jpg20211228_105946.thumb.jpg.9eb6d27db3222483e3b0ca388e05fa80.jpg

In the end I decided to go with the typical color scheme. Some of the wilder colors did have appeal though, unfortunately I forgot to take and pictures of the more outrageous ideas.

 

 

With a color scheme locked in I started basecoating the others as well.20211228_110007.thumb.jpg.5529949d57f3108e1f7a6a11513e1017.jpg

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No actual progress tonight as my time was spent readying for my end of year post. I did however realize I forgot to post a picture of my finalized Necron scheme. After finishing that batch of models yesterday I tinkered around a little with my test Necron and nearly finished it as well.20211228_151828.thumb.jpg.306252072f0fba1a82b20dcc20086abe.jpg20211228_151842.thumb.jpg.a910292b38401c3c33d9c0d72167f49b.jpg

It may not be flashy but I can certainly see me painting an entire army like this. Only four colors and a couple washes means this army scheme might be my most limited color palette yet.

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Decided to change my Necron mook scheme just a bit by adding a little more metal on the rifles. I think the scheme is truly locked in now however, I felt so confident I went ahead and painted the other two as well.20211230_225107.thumb.jpg.483a1497f4ef3a1838d410beddc64a25.jpg20211230_225121.thumb.jpg.32b54a074edb74733a2662db35f97dda.jpg

 

Feeling happy with three nearly finished mooks I started on the character as well. I really only basecoated the metal but it is progress.

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Last but not least I went ahead and added a small tuft to the Angry Marine's base. I just thought it needed a little something more and I'm happy I added it.20211230_225152.thumb.jpg.39945ffccb5139767724c018e6654325.jpg

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Not too much progress tonight but I did get a few things done before all the festivities. The three Necron mook's bases recieved a highlight but it didn't really change them enough to warrant another picture. The character however is just a few details and a couple washes away from finished.20220101_010120.thumb.jpg.4a0ade0d3791ca5791a2284e1261a9bf.jpg20220101_010129.thumb.jpg.5c8476d7b7cfa83907b8ba1e7ead4b0b.jpg

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As of tonight everything I have is painted. So aside from sealing, flocking, and final pictures I am all caught up and ready for the next issue.20220101_222524.thumb.jpg.d59a74860188bc0a6636622869e0ca03.jpg20220101_222537.thumb.jpg.c6f67905136ecbb2a27d6db74558067d.jpg

Some of the highlights are a bit too overpowering (or big) up close but they read very well at tabletop distance. As I'm no display painted that was exactly what I was aiming for so I'm happy.

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Well bases are painted, everything is sealed, and flock was applied so there's just one more thing to do...final picture time.20220102_233352.thumb.jpg.e790f15b7f654f6b268dcd75a18c644b.jpg20220102_233405.thumb.jpg.f3e804be37c5364c733bd058f56d2987.jpg

 

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This ended up working very well as a palette cleanser project. Now the waiting game begins as the next issue is slated for sometime near the end of the month (if I've been informed correctly of course). Until then it's back to my other project.

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