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Lt.Rasczak
23-07-2008, 20:09
Hello all,

I'll be using this log to keep myself motivated and get some feedback from the community. I've recently gotten back into the hobby after taking a four year break. My main project now is a pre-heresy space marine army combining the Luna Wolves and the Emperor's Children. However I am about to start medical school and as such I am low on funds, so I am taking all the old models I had accumulated and painting them to sell. I have made a deal with myself that I don't get something new till I sell something old so hopefully that will keep me motivated. Thats what this log will mainly be, me painting my old random models to get rid of, and maybe once in a while some pre-heresy marines.

First up is a hammerhead from my old tau army. All that it had originally was a spotty base coat of dark green but I cleaned it up, added a camo scheme and highlighted it. It took a long time but I am pleased with the results.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphps7Cjn4.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpD64Ncg.jpg

Next up was a box of Kroot warriors. I painted one for a test and would like to know what you think of the cream colored belly on the green model. I have not painted it on the other 15 kroot yet and wanted some feedback before I started painting again.

Test model
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpFkaNgU.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpAhEWWE.jpg

Thats it for now. Thanks for looking and I would appreciate any comments or criticism.

Lame Duck
23-07-2008, 21:43
Very neat camo on the hammerhead, works perfectly.

The cream belly looks fine, and that's a really well painted kroot.

Not really useful comments, but comments nonetheless!

Lt.Rasczak
26-07-2008, 17:54
I have managed to get the bodies of the kroot finished along with all their bases. All that is left is to get these hungry carnivores some arms and guns with big knives.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpvkGpic.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpl0LWik.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpai2g87.jpg

The kroot box has lots of nice little bits that add a lot of color and character to the squad, however since I'm going to be selling these guys off I'm wondering if I should put in the time to decorate the models with more than just the basic arms and guns. If I were keeping them for myself I would spend the time on it but I'm just not sure if its worth it. Let me know what you think and if it is worth the extra time.

Thanks for looking.
C&C welcome as always.

Lt.Rasczak
24-08-2008, 23:49
I've put down the kroot for now and worked on a few of my Pre-heresy Emperor's Children.

I have finished my Lucius and started on my Fabius. I'd like to thank Proximity for his inspiration on Fabius, His model of Fabius is really amazing. Also I know that Fabius's chest isn't pre-heresy but it was the only one I had with Apothecary equipment on it so I used it anyways.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpNV48Nk.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpbG5Rd8.jpg

I also have a model of Eidolon waiting in the wings for some paint.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphp7cPVBy.jpg

Thanks for looking and C&C are welcome as always.

Kasrkin 666
25-08-2008, 01:25
Those Kroot look ace! And so do the EC. Love them!

-Sunny

Resurrected
25-08-2008, 01:45
Your EC stuff is amazing, especially Lucious! Cant wait to see more!

hallowed_are_the_ori
25-08-2008, 02:00
I love the Kroot guys, look really cool.

Lt.Rasczak
14-09-2008, 03:27
Update time, although all I really finished was a back pack and an arm.

Fabius is done.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphp9CIJ3l.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphp5jzk8z.jpg

Also I got AoBR and plan on using the Captain as Lord Commander Vespasian to give Eidolon some company.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpPW7o3O.jpg

Also here is a shot of Lucius and Fabius in front of Ancient Rylanor (just cause I thought it looked cool).
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpzMFwiu.jpg

t-o-l-o
14-09-2008, 04:28
The painting is looking great, especially considering you've been out of the game for 4 years. I really dont have much advice, everything looks great! so, Good luck in med school!! Cant wait to see more

MF3000
14-09-2008, 05:37
Good god! The Emp-Child duo look really great!

sj

Lt.Rasczak
18-09-2008, 22:30
Some work on my Eidolon.

Enjoy.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpVxgvnK.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpsNR6Rp.jpg

C&C welcome as always.

Thanks for looking.

Lt.Rasczak
27-09-2008, 05:59
I finished Eidolon.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpIlg2Bw-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpC0NaKa.jpg

C&C always welcome.

Thanks for looking.

Kasrkin 666
27-09-2008, 17:19
That Eidolon is ace!

-Sunny

Daniel36
28-09-2008, 17:38
Oh... My... Word!!

Why that's a lovely Space Marine project you got going on there. I can't help but be extremely impressed.

I take it those Space Marines won't be sold right? You would be a very bad man if you did!! The colours fit well! They all work together. Not everyone can pull of a red and purple combo, so kudos to you.

Lt.Rasczak
05-10-2008, 19:31
Small update time.

I worked on a few marines from my DIY chapter this weekend, although I still don't have a name for them yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpSoDaox.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpCUXkYM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpujcrIV.jpg

I also did some work on Asuramen who I bought ages ago for about 4 dollars. He's been sitting unpainted for about 5 years so I thought I'd show him a little love. He's no where near finished yet but hopefully I'll get him done soon so I can sell him off to finance my EC.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphp9A37uC.jpg

And no Daniel I will not be selling my EC. Those are all mine.

Thanks for looking. C&C welcome as always.

7th
06-10-2008, 22:55
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpujcrIV.jpg


Can I ask what technique you used on the tactical marines here? keeping my eyes peeled for anything I can use on my deathwing seeing as every attempt I make ends up looking way too harsh (and labour intensive)

Lt.Rasczak
06-10-2008, 23:38
I used Kobrakei's method that I got over at the B&C. Its a quick and easy way to do bone and turns out pretty well.

Here is the link.
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?showtopic=146121

Lt.Rasczak
07-12-2008, 02:33
Update time, It's been a while and school has kept me busy but I have managed to get a few things done over the past two months.

I finished Asuramen.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpN4b8LJ.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpiq5mr6.jpg

And I finished some work on my DIY marines
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphptq4cH1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphp0oUY6q.jpg

More to follow

Lt.Rasczak
07-12-2008, 02:37
I also finished 6 of my Kroot, they are pretty easy to finish, I just need to motivate my self to do it.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpf8qE6z.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpgUBIW8.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpX5YzMB.jpg

The one with the bolter can act as a shaper if he needs to. I used leviathan purple wash over mithril silver to get the metallic purple on the dead marine helmet and the bolter the kroot picked up. I think it turned out pretty well.

C&C welcome

Lt.Rasczak
07-12-2008, 02:44
Sorry for the multiple posts but here is the last part of the update.

Emperor's Children Command Squad.

Standard bearer (minus the standard, have run out of glue and will post a finished shot when I get some more).
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpd4Rpg1.jpg
Combi-flamer
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpzRtmFj.jpg
And a regular trooper
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpjDxfL2.jpg

Also some very WIP troops and a new company champion.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphp7X8oG5.jpg

I have a lot of tactical marines just waiting to be finished and a shinny new drop pod that is lacking a lot of paint. I hope to get some more done soon but school is very time consuming. I do have some motivation however, my anatomy lab partner plays eldar so we are currently gearing up for some regular games. We played a small one last night after a test and I must say I never realized that the eldar have so many AP3 and power weapons. Alot of good marines died out there but my dreadnaught did destroy a squad of guardians, wraithguard and half a banshee squad so that was fun.

Comments and criticism are always welcome.
Thanks for looking.

Edahlo
07-12-2008, 09:09
Brilliant painting! Those Emperor's Children look spectacular. Hope to see more of your work when school doesn't take up your time.

- Edahlo

Lt.Rasczak
10-12-2008, 06:27
Finished Warboss from AOBR
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpMybDbg.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpMPCm4X.jpg

Also here is my EC standard bearer. I am going to try and redo the claw on the wing. Not to happy how it came out. Looks kinda to small to inspire fear into anything.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpQKmle7.jpg

Thanks for looking. Comments welcome as always.

Lt.Rasczak
26-12-2008, 22:24
Some updates from my work over the holidays.

Finished AOBR Dread
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/resize3-1.jpg
WIP Terminators
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/resize2-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/resize1-1.jpg
And a WIP assault squad that were formerly poorly painted black templars.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/resize4-1.jpg

Not too sure if I will leave the dread as is or if he should have some more blue and red on him to tie him in with the army better. I'd love to hear some feedback.

Thanks for looking, Happy Holidays.

Lt.Rasczak
28-12-2008, 21:17
Finished some marines
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/resize1-2.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/resize3-2.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/res.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphplstZ5C.jpg

Thanks for looking.

Death Korp
28-12-2008, 21:25
Great work here, I like the colour scheme on the marines and the work on the assault marines. The Ork Warboss and the Emperors Children banner bearer looks awesome too!

DK

Lt.Rasczak
29-12-2008, 01:12
Finished terminators (minus barrel drilling)
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/res1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/res3.jpg

Shot of the army so far.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphppc1QIb.jpg

Thanks for looking everyone have a safe holiday.

nkicik
29-12-2008, 07:23
Everything looks good, I can see what you mean about the dreadnaught. It looks really nice but maybe try a blue powerfist if you want to tie it in with the army better? It looks good now though so I'd be too worried it would make it worse to fiddle :)

Lt.Rasczak
01-02-2009, 18:41
finished some Emperor's children
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphp30dWbg.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpmKztH3.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpjZWYOt.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/tmpphpO6DJv4.jpg

Thanks for looking, C&C welcome as always

Setha
02-02-2009, 21:03
how did you do the purple/pink , its a very good shade you have there.

Lt.Rasczak
02-02-2009, 22:20
Purple

1. White primer
2. Several watered down layers of Warlock Purple to get even coverage
3. Slightly thinned coat of Leviathan Purple Wash, want even coverage
4. Pick out any of the details and low parts in the armor with straight leviathan purple wash
5. Highlight with Tentacle Pink

Pretty simple scheme, the longest part is picking out all the highlights on the armor.

Enjoy.

Setha
03-02-2009, 13:48
veryy cool , never really used purple much , i might yet find a use for the aobr marines =D

BlazeXI
04-02-2009, 21:15
Really nice work Lt. Rasczak. Subscribed.

Lt.Rasczak
21-02-2009, 01:16
Some more work on the Tactical Squad.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/php3it7i0PM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpqEMlIaPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/php2pr7sZPM.jpg

Hope to have it finished soon. Thanks for looking.

Lt.Rasczak
11-03-2009, 20:18
I finished the EC tactical squad
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpawuWifPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpbgNIy9PM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phptzq736PM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpWa0jsFPM.jpg

More will follow

Lt.Rasczak
11-03-2009, 20:30
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpU3xqovPM.jpg

I also finished a nob
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpLotMKEPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpHMJUQ0PM.jpg

Thanks for looking, C&C welcome. I'll have a tutorial for the purple armor up soon.

Lt.Rasczak
08-06-2009, 00:49
WIP rhino and scouts.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpm28PiQPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/php8m1100PM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpmdcEDSPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phplNKQ5tPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpo2GJZqPM.jpg

Let me know what you think, love them, hate them or ways I can improve them. Thanks for looking.

The boyz
08-06-2009, 15:46
Loving those Emperors Children Lt.Rasczak. Nice freehand on the banner too.

I reckon, if you paint the power fist on the dreadnought, blue. That may help to tie it in with the rest of your marines.

Fechik
08-06-2009, 19:46
I am really impressed with this color scheme and your painting ability. I've often thought about painting marines in a purple scheme but didn't really know a good way to go about it. Great job!!

sea.man
08-06-2009, 21:17
I like this color scheme and it stands out on table. very eye catching!

Lt.Rasczak
11-07-2009, 23:20
Finished my rhino and am currently working on terrain for Planet Strike.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/php4xZoeYPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/php7zQF4gPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpfFisw8PM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpMXGaCAPM.jpg

Would love to hear waht you guys think. Also should have some terrain pics up on sunday after my game. Thanks for looking.

The Laughing God
12-07-2009, 01:11
The inside of the rhino looks great! It's a really nice contrast with the pink , but I think the outside looks a bit to plain. Not sure what you would add though, maybe some freehand?

BoyMilla
12-07-2009, 07:01
Your purple marines look great! As does the rhino interior.
Is the exterior finished?
Could maybe do with something to break up the large armour plates, like laughing god said, freehand or transfers would work!

Nice work, keep it up!

BM

eltanko
13-07-2009, 00:10
Wow!!! I am really loving the look of the Pre Heresy Emp Children, they look great. Im looking at the possibility of making a Pre Heresy army aswell, so I will have to try out that method for painting them.

ElTanko

Lt.Rasczak
21-07-2009, 21:53
Here is my stand in for the thunderfire cannon. Its pretty much done, although I might add some stabilizers at the back if I can find anything that looks good. Would love to hear what you think of it.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpKfx3JkPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpH9Tfj5PM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpPPVaKBPM.jpg

Thanks for looking

duckface
21-07-2009, 22:15
i like the colour scheme of your ec when will u be doing ur lunar wolfs/ sons of horus

Lt.Rasczak
26-07-2009, 23:56
Thanks for the comments guys.

Luna wolves will not be happening any time soon. May do them as a sternguard squad for my EC if I ever get around to it.

In the mean time here are some shots of the terrain my friend and I are working on.
Cathedral for a city board
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/php2yTcj3PM.jpg
The statue and reflecting pool that will sit in front of the cathedral.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phptRiMLRPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phplIHK13PM.jpg
Bell tower
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpwUWEQoPM.jpg
Some craters and trenches
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpqhraRcPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpuA511wPM.jpg

The cathedral is for a local terrain competition. It still has a long way to go before its done so hopefully we can get it done before the august eight deadline.

Would like to hear what you guys think. Thanks for looking

Lt.Rasczak
31-07-2009, 00:36
Some work on my land raider interior
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpUVS4jFPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpu2PXuGPM.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phprUkwoePM.jpg
And here it is assembled and waiting to dry and be primed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phptYlOTyPM.jpg

And some work on the cathedral
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpgjN6BlPM.jpg
We are going to put some pictures in the windows, these are just a mock up but we will have pictures of the emperor and his custodes in the windows.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk139/trainrex16/phpK86KREPM.jpg

Would love to hear what you guys think.

Thanks for looking.

Kriegfreak
31-07-2009, 06:12
Love everything here so far! Nice use of the Emperors pic as a backdrop for the tower to represent windows. Looking forward to more of those pre-heresy EC though!