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Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:07 am
by warcanvas
Hi,

I have been meaning to put together a WIP thread for a while now, so here goes.

I started to put together a small task force of Rainbow Warriors for a few games of 2nd edition 40k, however I'm very much more of a collector than a gamer (last game I had was 20 years ago), but it is still sometimes good to have something to aim for in terms of putting an army together. I went with the RW as imo they are one of the true Rogue Trader chapters and are somewhat a little bit of a joke, so decided to do them justice in true RT style.

Rainbow Warrior in Rogue Trader

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So, a little back ground story, The Rainbow Warriors will be tasked to insert into the jungle death world of Catachan in hope of finding and detaining a rogue group of Catachan Jungle fighters (Imperial Guards). So these minis will have a heavily jungle theme (mainly the bases) running throughout, a second objective is to find and capture a Barking Catachan "baby" toad in order to extract the poisonous resin to aid in the Space Marine assassin programme for future operations (more on these 2 objectives later).

The base blue colour will be very vivid and different from the normal dark blue/Ultramarine schemes that one would assume they would be, even a "quick" Google search brings up a few in dark blue, so im pretty happy that this colour will be unique :D

All the minis used will be from my personal collection from 91-92 from back in the day. :roll:

Also most of the sculpts will be from the RTB01 box set (good old beakies) which I absolutely adore, they have so much character and class, and also can be pretty much built in any position.


The first three I finished last year were more or less test pieces, I have since changed a few of the painting stages to make them a little more darker and reduced 2 phases to reduce painting time... :o

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In this pic you can see I have used a much darker shade to make the highlights and midtones stand out more.

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The flamer Trooper received some graffiti, classic "Flamin Death" from the RT rule book, the gas canister was made to look like an Military style HE round.

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This Trooper received a Broken Heart motif to represent the nick name of the team he is in "Heart Breakers". Also note that the base is not yet finished.

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This is the Veteran Sargent, you can see I used white on the shoulder pad and helmet to denote the 2nd in command Sargent and also I was inspired by the old Space Marine painting guide Ultramarine for the star burst stars in his armour.

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From the early 90s painting guide

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Further detail on the Sargent, note helmet attached to belt and battle damaged bolter. Also the word "HURT" on powerfist.... :twisted:

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Random Trooper with long grass base

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Group pic of squad "Heart Breaker".

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Bases, all the bases are based with PVA and sand painted and then jungle foliage added and then painted, a finally double glaze of gloss varnish is added to give the impression it has been raining.

More updates soon.

Re: The Rainbow Warriors project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:12 am
by warcanvas
Three chaps left to do to complete the 10 man tactical squad,

Classic "posed" heavy missile launcher and Trooper hacking the dense jungle foliage

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Communication Trooper, I converted one of the breathing regulators from the RTB01 pack into a radio/scanner.

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After I have completed this tac squad I will be moving onto a RTB01 Assault squad with jump packs, I have already started the first 5 already!!! ;)

Re: The Rainbow Warriors project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:55 am
by warcanvas
Company Captain in power armour.

Ok so this one will be metal and will be a converted from the old 1990 sculpt of the Ultramarine Captain (cpt), I will be converting it from Mk7 armour to mk6 Corvus armour to match the beakies, also I will be reducing the detail on the armour as well.

Comparison, before and after, I have 2 of these sculpts and the one I am converting was damaged so I have given it a second lease of life so to speak. Main issue was replacing the helmet and fading away all the panels and feet to blend into the less detailed Corvus armour. Lots of liquid green stuff was used.

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Filling in the panels took many layers of builder up and sanding down.

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Small plastic rod was sliced to create the studs on the left shoulder pad, these were positioned uniformly, very much like the mk5 armour.

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Primed and ready for paint

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Undercoated black with Temple Guard blue base coat

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Current result, still a while to go yet

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8-)

Re: Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:53 am
by Niibl
Thanks for sharing. These are brilliant.

Re: Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:01 am
by Mason
Good to see the Rainbow Warriors getting some love.
Great brushwork on these fellas, it really brings out those classic beakies.
Love that conversion, too. He blends in really well now.

Re: Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:16 pm
by Mr Tough Guy
Amazing work, especially love the veteran sergeant with the star burst pattern, and love the contrast between the bright armour and the kaki bolters, and just very high standard of painting overall, best marines I've seen in a long time

Re: Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:51 pm
by Blue in VT
Looking fantastic!!

Cheers,

Blue

Re: Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:41 pm
by AsgardUK
Your already know my thoughts on these mate, they look brilliant and you are really playing to the strengths of your painting style

Can't wait to face them with my Griffons!

Re: Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:12 pm
by warcanvas
Thanks for the comments guy.

Dan, hell yes, maybe when we both finally get round to finishing our armies....''when I'm sixtyfour''..... :lol:

Re: Rogue Trader Rainbow Warriors "Jungle Fighters" project

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:39 pm
by Chico
These are bloody spanking, good job :)