Warhammer 40,000 |OT| In the Grim Darkness of the 40K Era There Is Only War

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Gareth

Gareth

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Oct 25, 2017
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The free Apocalypse datasheets are up now:

Forld World models covered there too, further down the page.

 
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Brazil

The Dude of Prophecy
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Oct 24, 2017
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Hey, everyone. This thread is this week's Community Spotlight! :)

One of these days I'll paint the Warhammer 40k miniatures I bought in 2006.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Not sure how much folks here pay attention to 40k tournament scene, but a well known player had his army stolen today. I can't even imagine. Thief probably thought they were stealing nice camera equipment or something.


 

Siggy-P

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Mar 18, 2018
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Ah that sucks. What's worse is if it was a crime of opportunity then likely the person just empires the case and chucked them away once he saw they weren't anything immediately obviosuly expensive.
 

Infi

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Oct 27, 2017
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After browsing the Lexicanum site I decided to read up on the Excorcists and the Lamenters chapters that are mentioned in the Deathwatch books as I didn't know anything about them.

The Excercists being an off shoot of the Grey Knights was a surprise as I didn't think the Grey Knights had any splinter chapters. The Excorcist induction process having such a high casualty rate they need to have extra scout squads of neophyes in order to maintain enough recruits is interesting too.

Then theres the Lamenters. Poor, poor Lamenters. Those guys have been through some shit. Chyron in the Deathwatch novels always says he's the last of the Lamenters but it turns out these guys are still around and have even got Primaris Marines. Wonder if anyone will tell poor Chyron.
 

Bombless

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Oct 25, 2017
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You could just start with a killteam, it's what I'm doing right now. When Sisters launch tho I'll be going bananas with purchases.
 

dapperbandit

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Oct 30, 2017
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Not that I particularly have the collection for it, but Armageddon isn't really catching my interest in the way it presents gameplay. The datasheets that are up now just seem so devoid of flavour compared to regular 40k. I gather the command assets will help with that, but I'd rather units keep their more unique abilities.

The things that do interest me about it are the system changes. Like a new way to resolve turns, so you take turns activating units. That and a 12D system for wounds: helps expand the difference between a bolt rifle and gauss flayer. I sort of hope both things make it to the next edition of 40k bit I guess Apocalypse is a good testing ground.

Lastly looks like they're going to be using universal key words to tag rules, like flamer weapons having the "Inferno" keyword, or "Deep Strike". It means less RAW/RAI arguments if the rules are more cohesive.
 

Astartes

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Nov 12, 2017
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I didn’t notice this was spotlighted. Was going to recommend people watch the Astartes series but I see that was already posted. So I’ll recommend some books to introduce people to the lore.

The Gaunts Ghosts series really eases you into things pretty well but if you want to know about different chapters of Space Marines I’d read the space marine battles books. If your interested about the events that essentially create the status quo in the 41st millennium as well as a titans worth of backstory I’d start reading the Horus Heresy books.

Or do what I’d did and read a few hundred wiki articles before buying an Imperial Guard omnibus. Slowly becoming obsessed with collecting black library books and expanding my collection until i have no space in my bookshelf.
 

MistaPropella

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Oct 26, 2017
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Thank the Emperor for the Community Spotlight, because otherwise I would have never found this thread.

Quick question, years ago, GW had the 54mm Inquisitor Figures. Do they still have them or maybe something similar?

I have to say, 40k is the best fantasy universe EVER.
 
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I didn’t notice this was spotlighted. Was going to recommend people watch the Astartes series but I see that was already posted. So I’ll recommend some books to introduce people to the lore.

The Gaunts Ghosts series really eases you into things pretty well but if you want to know about different chapters of Space Marines I’d read the space marine battles books. If your interested about the events that essentially create the status quo in the 41st millennium as well as a titans worth of backstory I’d start reading the Horus Heresy books.

Or do what I’d did and read a few hundred wiki articles before buying an Imperial Guard omnibus. Slowly becoming obsessed with collecting black library books and expanding my collection until i have no space in my bookshelf.
Very much agree with this – to get a great flavour for the universe its best to start with the Heresy – keep an eye out on Humble Bundle as they sometimes have deals going on.

I’m half way though the Gaunts Ghosts series and it is excellent, if you fancy something a little less grimdark I would also say the Ciaphas Cain books are a lot of fun!
 

Mindwipe

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thank the Emperor for the Community Spotlight, because otherwise I would have never found this thread.

Quick question, years ago, GW had the 54mm Inquisitor Figures. Do they still have them or maybe something similar?

I have to say, 40k is the best fantasy universe EVER.
No, GW are pretty firmly at 28mm now. There is a fan remake of Inquisitior at the 28mm scale that is reasonably popular.
 

Doober

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Jun 10, 2018
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I'd probably buy a lot more Warhammer figs to paint if I didn't have to fuck with glue.

I hate gluing figs together, especially limbs.
 

Bombless

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'd probably buy a lot more Warhammer figs to paint if I didn't have to fuck with glue.

I hate gluing figs together, especially limbs.
Half the fun for me is assembling the minis however I want. It's mostly why I loathe the snap together, monopose models, despite them usually having fancy bases.
 

Doober

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Jun 10, 2018
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Half the fun for me is assembling the minis however I want. It's mostly why I loathe the snap together, monopose models, despite them usually having fancy bases.
I'm just not neat with glue at all, so I usually end up getting it smeared and gooped up along and near the joints. Either I put too little glue on for it to bond, or enough for a good bond but it's squeezing/leaking out the joint.
 

BigDes

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm just not neat with glue at all, so I usually end up getting it smeared and gooped up along and near the joints. Either I put too little glue on for it to bond, or enough for a good bond but it's squeezing/leaking out the joint.
Tamiya plastic cement

Comes with a little brush applicator. Also is non goopy.
 

Vilix

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Oct 25, 2017
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Good watch for anyone just peeking in and curious about some 40k media:

First let me say this is one of the best, if not the best , fan art I’ve ever seen. From what I understand one person put this together. But I could be wrong.

However, while it has a lot of the elements from the WH40k universe it doesn’t feel like it. Everything’s all lit up and clean. Where’s the gothic, almost mid evil environments? WH40K is basically the dark ages. But far in the future, and in outer space. To me the artist doesn’t capture it.

Having said that I look forward to seeing the next installment. 🙂
 

Avitus

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Oct 25, 2017
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First let me say this is one of the best, if not the best , fan art I’ve ever seen. From what I understand one person put this together. But I could be wrong.

However, while it has a lot of the elements from the WH40k universe it doesn’t feel like it. Everything’s all lit up and clean. Where’s the gothic, almost mid evil environments? WH40K is basically the dark ages. But far in the future, and in outer space. To me the artist doesn’t capture it.

Having said that I look forward to seeing the next installment. 🙂
The sequences take part in the interior of ships. If you look at part 2, the exterior of the ship being boarded definitely fits 40k, and if you look in the background during the shootout you can see the trademark gothic arches on the interior of the ship. The detail is there. It's not super in your face or anything, but it's there.
 

Vilix

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The sequences take part in the interior of ships. If you look at part 2, the exterior of the ship being boarded definitely fits 40k, and if you look in the background during the shootout you can see the trademark gothic arches on the interior of the ship. The detail is there. It's not super in your face or anything, but it's there.
I’m mainly referring to part 1. Look at the first episode as the Astartes walk down the hallway. All lit up, modern, and clean. But in the book, graphic novels, and other CGI movies I’ve seen and read the interior hallway of a ship is dark with light coming mainly from candle light. I mean, most of the ships in WH40K are flying cathedrals.

Also, who are they fighting exactly? Are those suppose to psykers in part 4? I hate to keep using the word “clean”. But they literally look like Mr. Clean. 😂 I guess I’m used to seeing a psyker a little more corrupt looking.
 

Siggy-P

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Mar 18, 2018
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I’m mainly referring to part 1. Look at the first episode as the Astartes walk down the hallway. All lit up, modern, and clean. But in the book, graphic novels, and other CGI movies I’ve seen and read the interior hallway of a ship is dark with light coming mainly from candle light. I mean, most of the ships in WH40K are flying cathedrals.

Also, who are they fighting exactly? Are those suppose to psykers in part 4? I hate to keep using the word “clean”. But they literally look like Mr. Clean. 😂 I guess I’m used to seeing a psyker a little more corrupt looking.
The creator has chosen to focus on the more industrial aspects of 40k than the gothic. Gothic is more of a vague overarching stylistic theme than a requirement in 40k.

As an example, Inquisitors are always shown in artwork dressed like real historic witch Hunters, yet a lot of times in books have been dressed merely in basic fatigues and stuff.
 

Keasar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Smaller escort ships like the Cobra class Destroyer in the Astartes series are usually newly built cause they are hammered out in such speed to refill the losses in battlefleets. They don't often have time to get that grimy look. If you really wanna go the full depressing gothic style then you'd probably have to look inside one of the larger battleships which are built often on ancient tech, salvaged, reused, over and over for millenia cause the Imperium don't have the knowledge (or limited knowledge only) how to make them anymore.
 

Xaszatm

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finished my Dark Eldar kill team, 35 models completed (still missing 5 models but those need to be ordered so those can wait)





 

Bombless

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Nice. 😈

Edit: Question: I read on YT it’s just one person putting this together. Is that true? I understand you can make a CGI still pic from scratch. But don’t you need people in body suits, covered with something, to give points of reference for movement?
Yep, the guy is a freelance animator. He does everything in there ALONE. It's insane.
 

LTWheels

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Nov 8, 2017
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I picked up a couple of contrast paints. I put some wraithbone on some sections of one a few miniatures I have been working on. The brown contrast paints work extremely well. You can really see the effect. The blues seem more like glazes.

I've picked up some nightvault teams and am going to give them a proper go with the contrast paints.
 

Doober

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Jun 10, 2018
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Do you guys paint your figs in pieces and then glue them together or try to paint fully assembled?

I do the latter, but it makes for such messy paint work on inward-facing limbs and bottoms of figs that I'm considering trying the former.
 

Nazo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do you guys paint your figs in pieces and then glue them together or try to paint fully assembled?

I do the latter, but it makes for such messy paint work on inward-facing limbs and bottoms of figs that I'm considering trying the former.
I usually do them fully assembled but I'm probably going to start leaving the backpacks off my space marines. Its a nightmare to paint shoulder pads or apply transfers when they're getting in the way.

People who paint directly onto the sprue terrify me.
 

Xaszatm

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do you guys paint your figs in pieces and then glue them together or try to paint fully assembled?

I do the latter, but it makes for such messy paint work on inward-facing limbs and bottoms of figs that I'm considering trying the former.
I do both. I do any parts that would be difficult to paint completed on the sprue, start building, and do finishing touches per step.

I usually do them fully assembled but I'm probably going to start leaving the backpacks off my space marines. Its a nightmare to paint shoulder pads or apply transfers when they're getting in the way.

People who paint directly onto the sprue terrify me.
Boo
 

Bombless

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Oct 25, 2017
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I basically assemble the body and keep weapons/backpacks/any other piece that would get in the way separated.
 

BigDes

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Trying to find pauldron sets of different chapters is a nightmare for a Deathwatch army

So far 90% of my army are Ultramarines, Fists or Blackshields

Oh except for my Apothecary who is Alpha Legion but ssshhhh
 

Nazo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Trying to find pauldron sets of different chapters is a nightmare for a Deathwatch army

So far 90% of my army are Ultramarines, Fists or Blackshields

Oh except for my Apothecary who is Alpha Legion but ssshhhh
Doesn't a box of Deathwatch Veterans come with a load of sholder pads on the sprue?

You' could also look at Shapeways for some, I recommend POP Goes the MONKEY's stuff: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/popbits?section=--+Deathwatch+Sets&s=0
 

BigDes

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Doesn't a box of Deathwatch Veterans come with a load of sholder pads on the sprue?

You' could also look at Shapeways for some, I recommend POP Goes the MONKEY's stuff: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/popbits?section=--+Deathwatch+Sets&s=0
It does but I'm being a scumbag and making my Deathwatch Primaris.

Only non Primaris is one Venerable Dreadnought and the Watch Commander

Though I think if I take a Venerable Dreadnought I can also take a Leviathan Dread as well, so the Watch Commander might go