2019/05/27

+THE HYDRA'S HEADS+
:: Firebase Chi-Epsilon :: I am Alpharius ::

+TIMECODE:9.179.362.639.M40:18.95 HR+
+ALPHA RESPONSE TEAM HAS ARRIVED+
+MAIN MACROCANNON ARRAY IS DAMAGED+
+13.05 HR UNTIL RELOCATION+



Alpharius, Agent Sign Idolon



Alpharius, Agent Sign Vultus



Alpharius, Agent Sign Moloch

+INCOMING SIGNAL+

+CONFIRM FACILITY STATUS+
+IS FURTHER RESPONSE NEEDED+


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((Some more Space Marines, though not of the usual kind))
((Here we have my personal take on the old-style "blue with green edges" Alpha Legion))
((The green in this case has been reinterpreted as flaking/uneven paint))
((It shows up fairly well in the photos, but in person it's hardly noticeable, which is a bit of a shame))
((I think if I were to restart this project with my current knowledge))
((I would paint the marines' armour the same way as the cultists))
((That sort of blue-cyan dull metallic actually works really well on large panels))
((As will be seen with some later models in this series))

((I have semi-accidentally decided that this Alpha warband is somewhat Dark Mechanicus themed))
((It just seems to fit very well with the Alpha Legion's whole infiltration deal))
((That and it gives me a reason to use all the superb greebly bits from the sort-of-recent-ish Mechanicus Kits))
((Like the Skitarii heads on these three))
((That and Idolon's grav-pistol, from the Delaque kit, are the only non-marine parts on these))
((Plus 3d printed bases to match the rest of the set))

((A little bit of background on the firebase itself, for anyone who is interested))
((Chi-epsilon is essentially a mobile artillery piece in space))
((Imagine a bunch of cannons and thrusters strapped to a meteor))
((It also houses an experimental warp teleportation system))
((And an on-site genetic engineering facility))
((Three guesses as to what this means for the Genestealers))

3 comments:

  1. These guys look very cool. I'll be doing something similar with my Iron Warriors and Mechanicus bits, so it's good to see how they look on the Primaris frames.
    Make sure you drop in a link if you want them included in Mechanismo May's community round-up (when I get to it, it's gonna be late!) https://azazelx.com/2019/04/27/mechanismo-may-19-community-painting-challenge/

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    1. Sure thing! I may have slightly forgotten about this month's challenge, what with being busy and all that. I wasn't entirely sure these would fit with the theme, but re-reading it, there seems to be plenty of space for power armour and that sort of thing. I've also got some other models that would fit pretty well into this too - assuming I get them done and posted in time!

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    2. Yeah, I figure that Power Armour of whatever type is pretty safely mechanical, so it's all good.
      As long as you get them done, I'm cool with taking a few days to get them photographed and posted up. Main thing is getting the links into the comments of the anmouncement to make it easier for me to do the compilation post.

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