Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Epic 6mm Flesh Tearers - New Units

After a thoroughly enjoyable game of second edition 'Epic - Space Marine' with my best mate last weekend I have suddenly had my interest in 6mm toy soldiers reinvigorated once again! In truth it has been a while since I've worked on any Epic models (3 years since BOYL/ Oldhammer Day 2014 as it goes) so I was quite excited to get back on the micro warrior bandwagon once again.



First up I decided to complete my Veteran Company of Flesh Tearers by painting up one final 'six-stand detachment' and a company command stand. As the majority of this Veteran Company (including the two previously completed detachments) will be mounted in Thunderhawks for increased mobility I only need to pain up one Rhino for the command unit (more on this later).


Next I decided to go for an assault detachment that I had assembled and undercoated way back in 2014. Given the fearsome, blood thirsty reputation of these descendants of Sanguinius it makes sense to make this force relatively melee heavy... So I might do a few more assault stands at some point in the future to push this up to a full assault company.


I needed to paint a Rhino for the Veteran Company command stand that I mentioned earlier, so I thought I might as well make the most of this and do a few more vehicles at the same time. 

As I'm probably going a to do a load of the 'Special Units' next I though I might as well do their transports first. Here we have the transport vehicles for an Apothecary (white), Techmarine (Red), Librarian (Blue), Chaplain (Black) and Chapter Master (Yellow). As these will be the transports of Soecual Characters I decided to spend a bit more time on these vehicles and so I painted specific role-related symbology on the frontal armour of the APCs.


I also had a couple of unpainted Land Raiders close to hand and so I gave these guys a quick paint job to; again each of these models was painted with bespoke symbology.


I thoroughly enjoyed painting these models up and they are really rewarding (and quick) to knock out, they also make a nice, refreshing change from the 28mm Primaris Marines that I've been working on recently. I genuinely can't wait to get these troops deployed on the table soon!

Next up I'm going to try and do some more 6mm infantry to bolster my Flesh Tearer force... Possibly the Special Stands that I now have transports for.



12 comments:

  1. Cracking work on the Fleshtearers!

    I love the 2nd edition rules with all it's additional units and card based unit structure!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    Richard

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    1. Cheers mate! Looking forward to playing a few more games soon! Defo my favourite game system!

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  2. Lovely paint jobs! That was my favourite edition of Epic - I loved putting together armies using the cards and then day dreaming about how the army would look if I could this or that.

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  3. Cheers dude!

    Yeah I really enjoy the card based system! It makes sense and it is nice to have some tangible book keeping apparatus!

    I'll be doing a few more Flesh Tearers... then back to my Epic Dark Angels!

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    1. Thanks mate! They were a real joy to paint!

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  5. Good stuff mate.. my eyes hurt just remembering painting 6mm.

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    1. Thanks pal! Yeah it is tiny... but it is more forgiving

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  6. Ooooh, those are pretty!! I love all of them!

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    1. Thanks Suber! Hopefully I’ll be able to paint a few more friends to join them soon!

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  7. Fantastic work on these, really lovely.

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    1. Cheers mate! The individual chapter badges were time consuming... but less so than the ones on my Epic Dark Angels

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