HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

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HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Mills » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:52 am

Hey all,

Bit late in posting it here, but this year (after taking 2015 off due to lots of moving houses) I am ready to go forth for the HPC,

I have done 2 White Scars armies in the past, first in 2002-3 and the second in 2009, fun at the time but as with most of us I am a better painter now, and think I can do a much more impressive job this time,

I am planning it as a tournament force, so I will be trying to take the filth, but hopefully people will be a little happier when they see an actual white White Scars force at a tournament, not just a random colour of marines on bikes,

My aim is for them to look somewhat wild, not just clean lined white marines, but true warriors who like to go into battle with their hair blowing in the wind, lots of weapons and pouches, kind of how Space Wolves don't look like other marines either. There will be a lot of Space Wolf and Forge World parts and the Age of Sigmar Marauder Horsemen have some great models with topknots/ droopy moustaches.

In addition I've been having an odd yearning to paint Ultramarines in a super-crisp, almost 2nd edition style, so think I will put in a formation of them to break up the white and give a contrast between the two chapters.

The list I am planning, from the Scarblade Strike force:
Hunting Force
Khan on Bike (April commitment, completed)
Chapter Master on Bike (April commitment, completed)

Command Squad on Bikes with Grav and Apocathary (August commitment, completed)
3 Bikes, Grav (March commitment, completed)
3 Bikes, Grav (June commitment, completed)
3 Bikes, Melta (February commitment, completed)
Attack Bike, Multi Melta (May commitment, completed)
3 Scout Bikes (July commitment, completed)

Speartip Strike
3 Scout Bikes (July commitment, completed)
Attack Bike, Multi Melta (May commitment, completed)
1 Landspeeder (September commitment, completed)
1 Landspeeder (September commitment, completed)


Skyhammer Annihilation Force - Ultramarines
5 Assault Marines (October commitment, completed)
5 Assault Marines (October commitment, completed)

5 Devestators, Multi Melta (November commitment, completed)
5 Devestators, Heavy Grav (November commitment, completed)

Drop Pod (November commitment)
Drop Pod (November commitment)

Inquisition Detachment
Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor, 3x Servo Skull (no monthly commitment, completed)
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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Mills » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:57 am

February finished, more or less the look I was going for:

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I think its really important to have movement in the squad and have them looking around/ jinking,

My only issues right now is basing, with the bikes being so broad you see very little of the base, giving more limited opportunity to go to town than I would like, think I need to have some going over rocks and ruins,
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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Mills » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:13 am

Second squad, think I have a little too much light in the photos, but happy with them, got the right amount of equipment and bags and extra weapons I think

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The guy with no helmet does not have a droopy moustache, but does have a scalp-lock so it's all cool
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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Phase » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:25 pm

These are looking great man! Challenging scheme, and you pulled it off!

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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Mills » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:31 pm

Chapter Master and Khan,

Not happy with the Chapter Master, I thought the Storm Shield would look better on the 30k bike than it does, but could not think where else it would work and be so bold, may look better when I do the command sqaud all on the same bikes, quite pleased with Kor'sarro, though he does have a tiny head for a marine,

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Looking at them I may have to add more colour to the bases
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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Mills » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:43 pm

And the Attack Bikes done,

I still don't have a single marine who is holding onto the handles with both hands, kinda helping with the "wild" look

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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby cicero » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:49 am

These look great, Mills

Using marauder horsemen bits is a great idea.
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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Mills » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:40 am

The third and last normal marine bike squad:

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Command squad next, I think.

And the bikes so far all together:

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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Fez_Findie » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:59 am

Mmmmh, I can hear the engines wroomin' as the white death arrives :D

Also, that Terminator Stormshield on the bike of the commander is pretty boss (dammit, didn't think of that myself <XD)

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Re: HPC 2016 - Mills' White Scars

Postby Bubo » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:41 pm

Beautiful smooth white paintjob, nice one! That ain't easy...
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