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"For Others, The Great Crusade Ended Long Ago."


"For us, it will not cease until all the worlds of Mankind are united once more.."

These 6mm scale metal models of five Adeptus Astartes Terminators used to be produced by “Games Workshop” as part of their now long out of production (OOP) “Epic” range, and were bought second-hand as part of a job lot from "eBay" at the start of this year. Disconcertingly, all of the figures had already been partially-painted, with all but two of them actually being dark blue in colour (presumably in preparation of becoming Ultramarines..?).


As a result my first task was to slap some "Vallejo" White over the quintet prior to properly pigmenting them with a couple of coats of Sun Yellow so as to mark them out as belonging to the Imperial Fists. Due to the sculpts being crisply cast I wasn't too worried about their details becoming overly soft with this approach, and was reasonably happy with the heavily-armoured space marines' definition once they'd been shaded in "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Sun Yellow.

"Outside the Legion, Horus' corruption spread to every organisation with which he had dealings."

Finally, all of the Terminators' storm bolters were treated to a combination of “Vallejo” Gunmetal and “Citadel” Nuln Oil. I did at this point consider also applying some “Vallejo” Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson to their power-fists. However, having perused numerous illustrations of the Chapter's over-sized, armoured gauntlets I got the impression that they were predominantly yellow in colour, so left them alone. Perhaps in future I might use such a palette on a sergeant, lieutenant or captain to help mark them out on the battlefield..?


In addition to my latest "Epic" additions, I have also completed three more 15mm miniatures by “Alternative Armies”, which are sold as part of their "The Ion Age" range. All of the figures can be found inside IAF008 Retained Knight Post Charlie, and despite carrying Angis Rifles, have actually been painted to proxy some Sons Of Horus space marines from the "Warhammer 30K" universe.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - These three Killbots have been weathered

The trio were initially undercoated with "Citadel" Sons Of Horus Green, and heavily shaded with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then dry-brushed them with (more) Sons Of Horus Green, before applying some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to their shoulder-pads, as well as the tops of their backpacks and firearms. All the miniatures' power units and rifles were later treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil.


Lastly, I've been steadily progressing three Killbots by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" to use alongside their soon-to-be-released Corporate Wars range. I'm aiming to make these veteran automatons of yesteryear really show their age (and service to the United States of America) by being rather rusty, and rather badly beaten. Any excuse really to get the ever-reliable "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash out.

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planetmut
Sep 01, 2022

Oooo, little Termies! Nicely painted, they really stand out. Have you thought about painting their chest eagles black to give them a bit of trim? The SoH are excellent as always and I still love those Killbots, the rust effect you've applied is superb.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Sep 01, 2022
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Cheers Matt. The thought of painting the Terminator's chest eagles never once entered my head I can assure you. LOL!!! Should have some of the finished Killbots posted up soon. 😁

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undercoat2670
Aug 30, 2022

Great unit of terminators, they look really effective, although I am a little disappointed you haven't painted their legion symbols on! Lol.

Your 15mm Sons of Horus look great once again and your Killbots are coming along nicely. They are great looking sculpts and I can't wait to see the finished results.

An interesting mix of miniatures and scales.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Aug 30, 2022
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Thanks Undercoat. LOL!! Just trying to clear some space on the hobby table, so a few more odd scaled bits & pieces to come.

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wsd50
Aug 30, 2022

The Epic terminators look really nice great shade of yellow there, as do there 15mm brethren, they are such good proxies for "Space Wombles" 😁


Great rusting of you robots as you know I do like a bit of rust!


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Aug 30, 2022
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Cheers Roger. I'm so impressed with the combination of "Vallejo" Sun Yellow and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade on the Epic models, that I might paint some of my 15mm Space Wombles in it as a tester - maybe then even consider a squad of five or so 28mm Space Marines. 😉


You are indeed the master of rusty miniatures, imho. Always enjoy seeing your vehicles and veteran robots. 😀

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Aug 30, 2022

Great work on the classic epic models Simon, the 15 mm Sons look excellent as well, and you must have quite the force now ? Really like the rust effect on the Killbots gives them a very aged look.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Aug 30, 2022
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Thanks Dave. The Imperial Fists have been sitting around for ages - so thought I'd clear them out the way, LOL!! Definitely got enough SoH Ion Age stands for a small game - still got some vehicles to complete yet though. Hoping to have the Killbots finished soon, and then they can be safely stored in anticipation of CD releasing their latest KS stuff.

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