View Full Version : Mika´s 40k log (with SM, orks, and valhallans)

14-12-2008, 12:45
Hohoho, seasons greetings to ya´ll! Well, I figured that since I got some unpainted mini´s for valhallans, I might as well gather them in the same log. Also, I have recently also grown more and more fond of marines, mainly because of some excellent painted examples that I have seen here @ warseer by many of our talented members! And since I have been literally bombarded by requests (does 3PM´s equal bombardment?) for more valhallan orks, I might do some of those as well.
To kick off, I have ripped the plastics off this thing and started to examine the contents...


14-12-2008, 13:37
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with on the marine side of life and also more of your guard etc.

also good that it'll all be in one place too!


14-12-2008, 15:01
Mika doing Spacies? This is going to be very interesting.

15-12-2008, 10:59
After following the progress of your Traitor Guard and your stuff on DakkaDakka, I'll definitely subscribe to this! ;)

Monsterzonk :skull:

15-12-2008, 11:08
ooo, this sounds promising!

any thoughts on the colour scheme yet? as in will it be the standard ultramarines or something else?

15-12-2008, 11:54
Yes! More stuff from Mika! I'm always eager to see your work, can't wait to see what you have in store for the Valhallans.

15-12-2008, 16:04
Good stuff - I'll be following closely.

Asmodeus' Swordhand
16-12-2008, 03:58
Yay Mika + marines... I can't wait.

Seer Drakon
16-12-2008, 04:15
Oh man I cannot wait for this! It is going to be great.

21-12-2008, 22:12
Busy as a beaver @ work, but painting has started on the terminators! Mighty impressed with the quality of the single piece mini´s, especially the dread. I´m going for the basic cookie-cutter ultrasmurf scheme, but with dirt & dust, oh and desert basing! Should have something to show tomorrow, hope to not disappoint ya´ll... :)

21-12-2008, 22:14
After following the progress of your Traitor Guard and your stuff on DakkaDakka, I'll definitely subscribe to this! ;)

Monsterzonk :skull:

I have been posting @ dakka?? I must have dementia becuase this is news to me.. :wtf::D

22-12-2008, 08:53
I look forward to seeing what you come up with, always been impressed and envious of tthe work i've seen you produce thus far.



22-12-2008, 16:53
Ok, here´s a late WIP on the first terminator, lots of MIG pigments all over the mini for rust & dust. Shot the basecoat of grimy blue (enchanted blue + chestnut ink) on all the terminators with an airbrush to speed things up. This one needs some tidying up and maybe tone down the dirt and dust on the legs and add a final round of extreme highlights, but I´m quite happy. I´m still undecided on grass on the base, what do ya´ll think? Maybe some brown, really scorched grass here and there? Sorry about the shine, WIPs are always a bit of a pain to photograph without the matt varnish treatment.


Green Shoes
22-12-2008, 20:19
Dayum! Looking real good! I'd advise against extreme highlight because right now the "realism" look is going strong, and unless you want to cartoon-ify the model you should leave as-is.

23-12-2008, 04:27
Fantastic, another thread from Mika! A Christmas miracle!

31-12-2008, 08:29
Ok, christmas holidays are over, but I haven´t been completely slacking off, as the number of WIP termies is now three.. Sorry for the quick ´n nasty wip pic, but you get the idea.


I was thinking about painting the dread as a black templars one. Maybe I could source some black templar-ish bits from my archives, shields and stuff? Might be nice.. Black and white are my two favorite colors.. :D

Ps. Santa was good this year!


Getifa Ubazza
31-12-2008, 10:48
Those are brilliant looking Termies. Loving the weathered look on them.

31-12-2008, 11:02
That's the way Marines should look like.
I have always wanted to paint my marines that way,
but I don't have the patience to paint 100 marines with that much detailed weathering.

31-12-2008, 13:34
Lovely white on that boot - but the black could do with some highlighting IMO ..

Also, will you remodel the laces in a tied position?

Looking forward to see what they'll look after the pigment treatment though..

31-12-2008, 15:23

And you just sold me on those MIG pigments... yowza.

31-12-2008, 15:33
Thanks guys, the pigments really are kick ass stuff. One good way to use them for rust is to make a simple wash with pigment & water, and when then brush the dried wash with a stiff drybrush to smooth the effect and leave the desired rust only in the recesses & such.

31-12-2008, 22:23
Does the weathering disappear much when you added the final varnish?

01-01-2009, 07:53
keep in mind a pigment + water wash will not dry solidly, so will rub off. remember to varnish them after that!

EDIT: btw great colours on the terminators :p

01-01-2009, 08:26
because of this thread and the awesomeness of the terminators I now officially give up on Warhammer and life. I will be auctioning off all my stuff (including my soul). But, no... seriously those are some great looking minis.

Elazar The Glorified
01-01-2009, 09:40
Those are some beautiful Terminators! Look like they've been in the thick of the fighting with the weathering effect you've done, which is exactly where terminators should be! I really like the glowing light of their visors etc. Very well done. Can't wait to see some more of these!

Suicide Messiah
01-01-2009, 12:03
Mika your one of my favourite painters. Always an inpiration. Ill be obsessively checking back for updates.

01-01-2009, 12:28
I'm not sure if it's usually done, but I think the termies should have red eyes: it will give them a better focal point. I'm sure you knew that anyways, and I look forward to seeing more from you.

p.s hyvää uutta vuotta

01-01-2009, 14:41
Thanks guys, glad to be an inspiration for sure! I know about the red eyes, and I´m not sure about the turqoise ones I´m using, maybe it´s not different enough from the armor color. We´ll see when the models are finished, maybe go more green with the eyes. And doesnt´t red eyes = evil dude?? :D
A bit of converting done on the dread, I guess I can now call it a black templar one? Added more purity seals, lanterns on the roof (oooh, medievil!), and empire shields with the right iconography already molded on them (very handy!).


I might still add the skeleton in the iron cage from the wfb giant sprue somewhere, what do you think, should I?

Terminator jax
01-01-2009, 16:28
Nice models, your painting is amazing. About the skeleton cage the forgeworld BLACK TEMPLARS VENERABLE DREADNOUGHT has a skeleton on it so you could turn it into a venerable dreadnought, blutack it to see if it looks anygood doesnt hurt to try.

01-01-2009, 22:23
beautiful paint jobs cool dread.

18-01-2009, 03:42
Well, I just came back to Warseer to check out if you had been painting some more miniatures. So please, just update this, and if you ever do Crimson Fists (or anything with Dark Blue for that matter) please just pm me (I'm always on the hunt for the best CF 'dark blue'!)

By the way, could you post some step by step on your miniatures? It's great to see a beautiful paint-scheme taking shape.

P.S. Anyone might've missed this but I really, really love your painting. Keep it up!

18-01-2009, 08:19
Wow! Great use of those MIG pigments on the Termies. They look astounding!

I also really like the lanterns on the dread. Very gothic.


10-10-2009, 15:39
Mika your one of my favourite painters. Always an inpiration. Ill be obsessively checking back for updates.

I second that, not the third part perhaps ;)

Flying Toaster
15-10-2009, 20:46
Stop the threadromancy!