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Alpha Bitz

Postby Lucyth » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:06 am

At Mason and Fred's insistence, I'm posting up the mediocre progress on my Alpha Legion.

So far I've assembled one CSM squad and a Rhino. I fucked the rhino up so it's soaking in Simple Green right now (I don't know how to paint tanks apparently).

But here's a meltagunner and a bolter CSM. These are "tabletop quality," not my best work (or fastest), but it's good enough.

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the pictures suck. For some reason these guys look purple instead of the Kantor Blue that they look like in person.

Note the SM bits (Backpacks, helms). I wanted them to look like Space Marines from afar but have minimal indications of Chaos allegiance that becomes more obvious the closer you look. Why? Cause Alpha Legion, bro.

Haven't yet decided on a basing scheme, though I'm thinking subdued greenery or wasteland. Or generic ruins.
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Postby tinfoil » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:14 am

He's on the board, in "Painting and Modeling"!

Nice start. Clean and neat, with just a hint of sinister. I'm looking forward to following this army.
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Postby afeinman » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:56 am

Good n' tidy. What are you thinking for the weaponry? Classic red bolters, or all silver, or...?
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Postby DAPatrick » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:18 am

I like it. Especially how neat and tidy it is. Also you did a superb job on the shoulder transfers. That is something I have been unable to do. Do you have any advice on how to achieve it?
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Postby stormboy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:14 am

That blue does look a little purple, but that could be the flash/lighting reflecting off the red bottles in the background adding color to the shot.

I like the overall ascetic. Forgoing the chaos backpacks and sticking with Marine stuff is super cool. Are you planning on adding anymore green hues other than the highlighting?

Great look so far. These guys could be played as regular old Marines.... because they have resisted the taint! Hurray taintless Chaos!
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Postby mace_ace » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:24 am

Looking good so far. As far as the purple hue I can see that really working with the green highlights. Speaking of green, have you thought about doing any of the metal banding (rims of shoulder pads, chest rims or leg banding) as green? I think it would add a lot of pop.

edit: Or maybe just green bolter casings?
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Postby 92acclude » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:30 am

I like this.
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Postby xxfltcom » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:20 pm

Looks good
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Postby Lucyth » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:02 pm

Thanks, guys. I'm amused that some of you remarked on how tidy it is, but for me this is pretty sloppy. Different views and all. And I can be a bit of a perfectionist (hence the taking forever on painting).

@Patrick. Microsol. It's amazing. It's like 6 bucks a bottle and it'll last you for at least two armies. Basically: I cut the decal down to just the hydra, then I put on a thin layer of microsol where I'm going to put it, place the decal and let it dry. Then I come back and lay down another layer of microsol. And another. About 3-4 applications of Microsol will have that decal looking great. It'll still be a bit shiny, but it looks a ton better.


@Mason. I don't want to change the silver lining to green, but green bolter cases is a GENIUS idea. I'm going to try that and see how it looks. Thanks for the idea!
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Postby Lucyth » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:33 am

Green bolter. Can't decide if I love it or hate it.

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Postby Exokan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:07 am

Fucking love it. It does a lot for the model if you're not gonna do the crazy alpha scales or or other themes. Keeps them very in the realm of infiltators.
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Postby stormboy » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:29 am

I also love the green bolter.

I don't know how it helps them infiltrate.... But it looks great!
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Postby 92acclude » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:12 am

That is nice. Looking really good, nice and clean, the time you are taking on these guys shows.
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Postby mace_ace » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:39 am

I love the green Bolter. It adds just enough contrast to the armor to stand out but not too much. It really makes the model pop.
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Postby afeinman » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:03 am

Nice.

Can you take a shot from the other side, so we can see how the green bolter goes with the green decal?
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