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Veteran Loud Gunter by Tarrom Veteran Loud Gunter by Tarrom
This is one of my early works: a heavily converted GW SM. I've used modelling putty, some GW bits, plasticard, Zinge's flexible ammo belt ([link]) and a lot of different scraps.
This miniature got highly rated on CMoN ([link]) and some other Internet communities and I even got CoolMiniOrNot Annual 2011 invitation, even though I don't know, whether it will be in the Annual after all, or not.
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A little story behind the model:
So here he stands tall, "Loud" Gunter, veteran and master of battlefront, famouse not only for his incredible strength, courage and booming voice, but for his weapon of type, rarely seen in the arms of Space Marines - his assault cannon "The Emperor's Roar".
This artifact was a gift from Magos Explorator, whos excavation mission was overwhelmed by the horde of rampaging Orc looters and nearly wiped out, when the rescue team, lead by Sergeant Gunter, descended from the orbit right in between, protecting the remaining Techpriests like a living but impenetrable shield.
With cold blood and Bolter fire they held the line, yet the numbers of xenos seemed endless... So not to say about the defenders.
And it was then he saw an assault cannon amongst other artifacts, recovered by the Techpriests, locked and loaded, ready to spill the blood of unclean, and in a moment later the six barreled vengeance was risen and the mighty roar flew over the battlefield as the veteran shredded through the greenskin ranks with unbridled wrath and thousands shells. The battle was over in no time as the hundreds Orcs were ripped apart in a blink of an eye.
"Now it is yours" - the Magus said as the echoes of cannon fire died away "The spirit of the weapon has chosen you. THE Emperor himself has chosen you".
So the artifact got it's name. And it is interesting to note, that no one of the Expedition can recall the cannon being loaded as it was recovered in unusable condition.
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SoulRebel9 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Incredible!
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Lord-Hetlan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
As a massive fan of assault cannons I love it. As a fellow space marine I wonder what chapter you play?
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Tarrom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cheers!
Funny thing is, I don't have an army =)
I like making the conversions and stories, but most of 'em are way too random and different to combine it in a proper tabletop army.
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Rekrelle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Love your conversion :)
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:iconrindaris:
Rindaris Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is an awesome conversion and I might very well have to steal that idea :)
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:icontarrom:
Tarrom Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot!
Use it at will! ;)
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:iconjdherring:
JDHerring Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hellz Yes !!!
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tautertwiggy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the details on the face.
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Crafty-Jack Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done...the assault cannon looks great and the details sculpted on the armor are awesome. Great paint job too.
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Destroid666 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
any chance fo commision - same model but not painted?
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:icontarrom:
Tarrom Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's quite a flattering proposition =)
I guess, it's possible, though it won't be exactly the same model and won't happen soon, since I don't have much time for the hobby this days =/
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Destroid666 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
but if you find some time someday pm me how much you wanna mate.
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:icontarrom:
Tarrom Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alright, I'll keep that in mind, when I'll be back to my workbench.
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killer-wabbit-slug Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
That model is awesome! Nice job! Really love how you done his assault cannon.
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zen133 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
amazing custom mini! the assault cannon and power armor looks awesome!
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An-ggrath Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fucking great job man. Story and miniature!
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D3V4ST3T0R Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@_@ Great model. Love the MK 8 style and especially the Assault cannon. Good job!
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Lazytroll Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing job, the pose is dramatic and so good!
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MrBeardyMan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work. Had me thinking it was a much bigger model at first.
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Arianod Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is absolutely mind-blowing. I kneel before the might of your converting skills! :worship:
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Rhapsodius93 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!! :D
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BrotherCaptainRamon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Well done.
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Thrownik Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
OME!
I was thinking about some like THIS dor my own Chapter [link]
becouse why Devastators can't use assault cannons?


Amazing done
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theoggster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like it.
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USdreadnaught92 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
very impressive

fav!
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kielari Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been searching for ideas to make Marines with Assault Cannons for a long time now, having set my mind on exhumating the old Space Crusade and use it with new minis.
It seems I've come to the right place :D

This is a very well thought and executed conversion. Will have to check your Dakka WIP gallery at some point, to find out where you got some of the parts I can't recognize.
And possibly know what flex belt you used on it.

Faved, of course :icongrin--plz:
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Tarrom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I've tried to craft such a belt by my own, but after several attempts I still wasn't satisfied with the results... Luckily, I've stumbled at Zinge's shop.
At first I wanted to use the Y-shaped belt ([link]), but I made a mistake ordering only one belt (this one: [link]), instead of the whole Sprue of 6 :D
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kielari Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help :D
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I like it :P
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WoodlandHermit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
lost for words with this one. its exceptionaly executed
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Stahlriven Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn! If only I could legally wield some Devastator marines with Assault cannons. They would get shit done!

Über cool work!
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! One of the best paintings I've ever saw! :eager:
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Tarrom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cheers, mate! I'm very glad that you like my work, but if you want to see the really top notch paintjob, you should check the CMoN Gallery: [link]
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
It should totally be possible for a power armoured space marine to have an assault cannon and this shows why!

The CMON annual is open to any miniatures on CMON to have rated an 8 or higher over the previous 12 months - I've had three minis make it in so far, I think. But you have to be able to provide a high-res version of your image to be included. If you're into miniatures painting, it's actually totally worth getting the annual, even outside the US. It's a tremendous masterclass in high-level painting across a wealth of different scales, periods and genres.

What's the source mini for the arms and legs on this model?
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Tarrom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's what I thought =)

Aye, unfortunately I got HD pics only long after the deadline, so I doubt this work will be on the pages of the Annual. Anyway, I believe the paintjob doesn't hit the CMoN high standart, even though I'm very proud of my work =)

The source for the arms and legs is FW MK III IRON ARMOUR: [link]
I had to reposition the legs and left arm in order to make the overall pose more specific and natural.
You can see all the details in my WIP Gallery on Dakka: [link]
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible model & paint job, excellent story :+fav:
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gundamrx79 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it
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FoxySnowleo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Great miniature, very cool story!
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely bad-ass. Excellent work.
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Justicar273 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
this is awesome, great work!
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