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Postby conscriptboris » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:16 pm

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WANTED: INFO PLEASE!!!!!!! im doing my head in! im trying to find the Desert Lions SM chapter colours to make a smal detachment to go with my tallarn IG. I have been scouring the internet, the only info i found is they were featured in Warhammer 40k compendium (1989) and WD 104, i have ordered the WD off ebay but i have to wait for the check to arrive/clear/sent back b4 i look, i need to know NOW :D

Any1 know please put me out my misery :)

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Postby Culven » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:43 pm

Aren't they beige and tan with a sand couloured trim? :p

Sorry, I've never even heard of that chapter.
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Postby Spack » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:48 am

I've got the compendium and WD 104 - there are no Desert Lions in either from what I can see. WD104 only has 1 40k article - about Imperial Robots. If you meant WD101, the Badab uprising with the 2 page colour spread showing colour schemes for the chapters involved, there are no Desert Lions there either.

As noted in the footnotes at http://www.ironhands.com/chapters.htm , the Desert Lions have only ever been mentioned by name - unfortunately it doesn't say where though.

UPDATE: from http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Desert_Lions I found a reference to the Imperial Robots section. There is no picture, just this "When the Desert Lions took the planet's defence forts they were preceeded by a complete Legion Cohort of Robots". There is one paragraph with that line, plus a mention that only seven marines were lost in the assault. No pictures, no descriptions, just a name.
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Postby conscriptboris » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:21 am

DAM! thks spack, that is what i had found, right gona have to make a colour scheme, anyone got tips on making a light desert colour paint scheme? not to good on the old thinking up painting layers,

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Postby Culven » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:58 pm

I picture them with a medium brown armour (Snakebite Leather or Kommando Khaki) and a light beige trim (Bleached Bone) with the light beige used for a lion's head chapter badge and also use it for Veteran helmets. Maybe Bestial Brown for Assault Squad helmets and Chaos Black for Devastators' helmets?

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Postby Ben » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:36 pm

Do you know what type of desert camo you want?
There is the US style, UK style, Old Gulf War (Cookie Chip) style. We can better give colors if you tell us more what you would like.

For vehicles, Tamiya has a nice desert kit for painting up modern vehicles. Don't forget to sandblast your tanks to show the weathering from sandstorms.
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Postby Ljundhammer » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:39 pm

I read that as desert loins - I thought you were looking for a Slanneshi cult...

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Postby Spack » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:06 pm

Ljundhammer wrote:I read that as desert loins - I thought you were looking for a Slanneshi cult...

Wanders off to purge heretical thoughts (oooh errr!)


Could be worse - it could have been Dessert Loins ...
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Postby conscriptboris » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:55 pm

So for the chapter badge:

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The lions head has been officially given to a differ chapter, so im thinking this one would be good,

u thinks?

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Postby ruffian4 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:10 pm

Dip them in pva and sharp sand.

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Postby Culven » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:33 pm

conscriptboris wrote:So for the chapter badge:
The lions head has been officially given to a differ chapter, so im thinking this one would be good,

There are several chapters which share the same symbol, with different colours.

Are you thinking of using the same colours white background with a red lion rampant (Argent, a lion rampant Gules)? It might look ok, but it will depend upon the colour of the armour. Personally, I don't really like red on a white background; though, I don't know why. No real reason.
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Postby conscriptboris » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:14 pm

re you thinking of using the same colours white background with a red lion rampant (Argent, a lion rampant Gules)? It might look ok,


Im doing two desert colours, one for main body, darker one for trim and pads, red lion on shoulder, no white :)

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Postby Culven » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:24 pm

That could work well. Just make sure that the red isn't too orange, or you will have a mono-chromatic colour scheme, and your marines won't really "pop".
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Postby conscriptboris » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:01 pm

Hi,

with the story of the desert lions recruiting the robots into their ranks i thought this would be a good theme to dispaly in the chapter so i bought some old epic imperial knights!!! i thought these would be good 40k robot foot soldiers!!

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its the ebay pic, once ive finished moving house ill get some painted pics up :D

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