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Thought to share these here. Vanguard Miniatures are primarily oriented at producing 6mm models, but also have some space ship stuff. Their Tusculum Nova range makes up for fine Imperial Guard and Marine proxies whilst those who want proxies for their Titans and mechanicum would probably go for their Cybershadows. Some teasers of upcoming 6mm scaled elites:
So for a while I've been toying with SketchUp to make all sorts of models with the idea of 3d printing them and then having them cast. It originally started with some Homeworld inspired ships which then kind of became my interpretation of pre-Imperial vessels: http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/LEGION%20ship/Somevariants_zps6b58178e.jpg And the first print: http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/LEGION%20ship/2013-11-01115818_zpscf693308.jpg Later on I started working on some other ship models that are more BFG influenced: http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Fleetteaser_zpse59fe328.jpg I've been collaborating on them with Fox Box Games who will produce them. We eventually managed to do a first print thanks to the lovely fellows at the Cardiff University: http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/prints_zps8fcda915.png http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/2014-12-02160004_zpsad11030b.jpg And now we're in the process of casting the ships in resin (please ignore the filthy xenos in the background): http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/miscast%20destroyer%201_zpsrbg8wkrb.jpg I currently have four types of escorts (2 destroyers and 2 corvettes) and some boarding pods printed, and hopefully we'll be able to release them later in the summer. Depending on how those will go, I can contemplate finishing up the larger transport ships and maybe also these. Besides ships I've also worked on some more 28mm scaled stuff. Space Hulk and Necromunda have always fascinated me and for a long time I've tried to make a model version of Philip Sibbering's Ecopolis. I eventually moved to something based more on my own ideas, which you can see here: http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Underground%20facility%201.0%20-%20006a_zpskf1dwgwl.jpg http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Underground%20facility%201.0%20-%20006c_zpsvucpmoxc.jpg http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Underground%20facility%201.0%20-%20006b_zps2c2bokgt.jpg http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Underground%20facility%201.0%20-%20008%20equipment_zpsz2zstyix.jpg I still haven't been able to build my own infantry models (yet), but I have been working on designing some equipment for them: http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Clubs%201.0%20-%20001_zpst5tskn7y.jpg http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Auto%20pistols%20-%20teched%20up%20002_zpsxh3g9ouv.jpg http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Stefmanovic/Rifles%201.0%20-%20002_zpse7znj2qy.jpg So yeah...let me know what you think! I'll keep this thread updated with my process as we go along!
Yes I know- yet another project... but I've been waiting to do this one for some time so it's nice to finally get going. As you may recall from my Martian pilgrim project I really found exploring the Red Planet in the pre-heresy period absolutely fascinating. I've always been attracted to the idea that the Machine Cult is suffused with Eastern influences in the same way that the Terran part of the Imperium is influenced by a gothic sensibility, and in my diorama from way back with Martian pilgrims, I imagined the Martian backwaters as being very Tibetan, dotted with little tech-stupas, prayer flags and fortified monasteries. I've always wanted to expand on that idea, and when the Warlord Titan came out several years ago I came up with a great idea for my own god engine. Unfortunately I don't have the space or the money for a full-size (well, 28mm- you know what I mean) God-machine (and even if I did I would probably be single in very short order were I to buy one), but when Adeptus Titanicus was announced I realised that I could explore some of the same concepts but transposing what I wanted to do into Epic scale; taking that Inq28 sensibility and doing things on a grander scale than before while retaining the same care, attention and interest in the more obscure bits of the lore. The plan is to model and paint the Warlord Titan Verum Semita, of the Legio Claustritumus (also known as the Iron Wardens), one of the more devout Legios of the Collegia Titanica, as it appeared in the period immediately following the Treaty of Olympus Mons. (As a side note, why Verum Semita? Translated into Low Gothic from the techna linguis it means "True Path", referencing the Sixth Universal Law of the Machine Cult, "Understanding is the true path to comprehension"). I really want to stress the nature of a Warlord as an individualised living avatar of the Machine God, a venerated religious artefact, while calling back to some of the old accessories that a Titan could have back in the day. In practice, this means replacing the upper superstructure and weapons hardpoints with something more devotional, as well as various other more subtle changes. It also means giving my God-machine a nice scenic setting with plenty of people scurrying around underfoot like ants in order to show off the scale. And yes, this means that I am recreating a little piece of Mars- and in many ways this is more the focus of the piece than the Titan. We'll be visiting part of the Planum Australe, Mars' rural southern highlands. But more of that later. Next up, some thoughts as to traditional Martian architecture, a few examples and how that'll all fit together!