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only joking...
26-07-2009, 19:01
Hey there, bob_the_small, Rubicon and myself have finally begun our project log which will feature numerous 40k armies, from Salamanders to Eldar and Space Wolves to Cadians. Hopefully this log will show our progress as painters, modellers and gamers over the coming months.

The armies I will try to stay focussed on are:

Salamanders
Blood Axe orks
And a hell of a lot of Guard regiments (just couldn't stick to one could I :D)

Anywho, enough talking here are the pics. Enjoy!

This is my Salamander dreadnought, still WIP.

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1161.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1162.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1163.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1164.jpg

More pictures to follow in next post!

Warlord Nazgred
26-07-2009, 19:02
sweet like the freehand flames

only joking...
26-07-2009, 19:05
Okay, more pictures, these are very much WIP.

My Salamander Assault Squad

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1190.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1194.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1196.jpg

Praetorians next!

only joking...
26-07-2009, 19:13
Here are the Praetorians, made using Wargames Factory British zulu firing line bodies. They are by no means perfect, but I simply don't have the money to spend 4 per Praetorian on ebay :(

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1172.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1173.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1174.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1177.jpg

More to follow!

only joking...
26-07-2009, 19:14
Here are the other pictures :

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1178.jpg

More stuff to follow tomorrow!

bob_the_small
26-07-2009, 19:24
Okay guys, here is my first post for this log, I'm sure Rubicon will post soon, he is away atm so, without further ado, here are the armies I am going to be doing:

Eldar : Craftworld Alaitoc
Space Wolves
Daemons of Chaos

So, here are my converted squads of Grey Hunters with one handed bolters, these are extremely WIP and since I took the pics, I have made a few changes to the coluor scheme and I have fully paited a few more, so expect updates soonish....

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1205.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1209.jpg

A couple of pics of my Daemons( I also want to use them for fantasy, hence the square bases)

My herald

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000587.jpg

And my bloodletters

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000598.jpg

An update to follow mid-week!

only joking...
26-07-2009, 20:09
59 Views, one comment :(, would really appreciate feedback...

FearFrost
26-07-2009, 20:57
I like your style, its really effective. If there is anything I can suggest it would be to clean up the freehand a bit, especially the checkers. Just thin the black a little and clean it up nice :)

Flames are very, very hard to freehand at first. Try to not make them taper to a point as much as they should flare out and then come back together

the praetorians are perfect :)

only joking...
26-07-2009, 23:28
I like your style, its really effective. If there is anything I can suggest it would be to clean up the freehand a bit, especially the checkers. Just thin the black a little and clean it up nice :)

Flames are very, very hard to freehand at first. Try to not make them taper to a point as much as they should flare out and then come back together

the praetorians are perfect :)

Thanks for the advice on the flames, I am struggling to get them to a TT standard at the moment, but I guess I will have to keep practising. Your log is seriously inspiring FearFrost. :)

sir_shvantselot
26-07-2009, 23:29
59 Views, one comment :(, would really appreciate feedback...

That is about the ratio, alas. Really impressive painting. I was particularly impressed at the Praetorians, but it must be a massive amount of work into each mini...worth it for an entire army?

The new dreadnoughts look amazing, and your paintjob brings out the best of them.

only joking...
26-07-2009, 23:39
That is about the ratio, alas. Really impressive painting. I was particularly impressed at the Praetorians, but it must be a massive amount of work into each mini...worth it for an entire army?

The new dreadnoughts look amazing, and your paintjob brings out the best of them.

Yeah would love CC...

On the Praetorian front, it does take me about 2+ hours to make a simple sqquad of five. However my GS skills are definately improving with every attempt. I am not sure if I will do a full army though, as it looks as if Nick (for anyone reading this is our local GW manager) won't let me use them in store :cries:

Could you PM me the pics of the new dreads, thanks shavvy

Edit- 3 comments, come on guys really want some feedback...

Rubicon
27-07-2009, 00:49
...and I quite like commissars

only joking...
27-07-2009, 00:51
Good to have you aboard Rubicon. Will you be mainly focusing on your new guard? Oh and I love the commisars shiny boots :p

Rubicon
27-07-2009, 00:58
Yes this will initially be mainly Guard, although I may dabble in other things!

only joking...
27-07-2009, 01:00
Very good, I am gunna call it a night. There will be orks tomorrow!

Maharajah
27-07-2009, 02:38
You have a good eye for detail OJ. Perhaps you could thin your paints a little more when highlighting. Your weathering is nice and harsh.

By the way, the link in your sig is broken. There seems to be some extra junk inside angled brackets after the word "forums".

TheDarkDuke
27-07-2009, 05:54
Lovely painting. My suggestion is to drill out the gun barrels ;)

Keep up the good work.

only joking...
27-07-2009, 11:22
Hey again everyone.

@Maharajah, I hope for my sakes (:D) you are referring to the paint job on the Dread, it is really thick (Bob has nagged me to death about it :p) as it used to be an Ultramarine.

@TheDarkDuke I am really bad at drilling holes, I'll see if I can get Bob to do it for me...

Blood Axe Orks

I am only 15, and I still paint with a sort of cartoon style, with these guys I wanted to keep that but with some toning down. Big thanks to El Diablo (not sure if he is still on Warseer) whose orks are the inspiration to mine. Everything here has been done quickly in order to achieve a TT standard. Anyway enough yacking here are the pics:

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1180.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1183.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_1186.jpg

If there is enough interest I'll post up the Warboss later...

Maharajah
27-07-2009, 11:37
@Maharajah, I hope for my sakes (:D) you are referring to the paint job on the Dread, it is really thick (Bob has nagged me to death about it :p) as it used to be an Ultramarine.

Yes, that's what I meant. Keep up the good work!!

bob_the_small
27-07-2009, 12:53
Okay, a quick update here :

My work area

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000641.jpg

A finished wave serpent (you may notice that this is better than my standard, but OJ is attempting to help me with all things yellow, any easy and quick tips for painting yellow - I'm all ears)

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000642.jpg

A very WIP falcon, just the blue basecoated

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000643.jpg

And some Fire Dragons, Striking scorpions and Wolf Scouts in the pipeline

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000644.jpg

More pictures to follow.

bob_the_small
27-07-2009, 12:55
More pictures

Some WIP Dire Avengers

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000644.jpg

And a finished Dire Avenger

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000647.jpg

C&C Greatly Appreciated, another update soon....(ish)

only joking...
27-07-2009, 13:05
Good to see you've started on the falcon Bob, who knows when we get to 400 views we may get another comment :p

Col.Gravis
27-07-2009, 13:08
Very, very, nice Praetorian's, easily the best looking ones I've seen using the Wargames Factory plastics upto now, possibly the arms could be filed down a little more to they don't end up being quite so wide but excellent stuff none the less!

only joking...
27-07-2009, 13:18
Thanks very much col.Gravis, they were the first batch and as such suffer from a bit of experimentation :p

I am busy working on a second squad, command section and mortar squad.

wolfen
27-07-2009, 18:09
Re- only joking

Looking good so far, a few of bits of advice I could give is to drill the barrels of weapons as it gives a more realistic look and you could use a fine artist pen to outline the checkers. Feel free to ask about anything else you like the look of on my log.:)

only joking...
27-07-2009, 19:23
Wolfen that is a fantastic idea for the checkers! :D
More updates this evening or tomorrow!


EDIT- currently uploading pics of workspace and 3 more sallie dreadnoughts...

bob_the_small
27-07-2009, 21:07
Another update, done some work on the falcon, although it's mostly pictures of a game I had today.... I did win!

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000648.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000649.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000653.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000652.jpg

More pictures to follow...

bob_the_small
27-07-2009, 21:09
More pictures

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000654.jpg

And I've washed and highlighted the falcon, the yellow has been basecoated.. so still a way to go!

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000655.jpg

C&C Appreciated...

only joking...
27-07-2009, 21:19
Come on someone give bob some feedback :(

only joking...
27-07-2009, 21:32
Well hopefully this will get a comment other than from me, bob or rubicon :p


My Workspace

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0120.jpg

Some of my artwork

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0251.jpg

And finally a cookie to anyone (other than bob or rubicon) who can name me the movies behind these T-shirts: :D

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0254.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0253.jpg

wolfen
27-07-2009, 21:35
Come on someone give bob some feedback :(

Bob, the eldar are looking good, what is the army going to consist of?. I am about a third of the way through painting my ulthwe army but have stopped to paint my UM and UDF.:evilgrin:

only joking...
27-07-2009, 21:43
Well maybe some more comments with these next pics :confused:

The Chess Dread :p

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0134.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0132.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0136.jpg

I would really love some more feedback...

MR.MAN
27-07-2009, 21:43
DUDE WHOP GAVE U PERMISSION TO TAKE A PIC OF MY BELT ... anyways the space wolves look promissibng and so do the eldar anyways only joking never seen ure salamanders but blimey wow

bob_the_small
27-07-2009, 21:43
Bob, the eldar are looking good, what is the army going to consist of?. I am about a third of the way through painting my ulthwe army but have stopped to paint my UM and UDF.:evilgrin:

At the moment, it is going to consist of a farseer, an avatar, 20 dire avengers, 10 guardians, 5 pathfinders, 10 striking scorpions, a wave serpent, a wraithlord, a falcon and 6 fire dragons.... Good luck on your Ulthwe!

MR.MAN
27-07-2009, 21:44
that also means the ones u just posted. i never normally say this but OMG

wolfen
27-07-2009, 21:45
How many dreads have you got ?

only joking...
27-07-2009, 21:48
How many dreads have you got ?

Just the three, for now :p *cackles wildly*

EDIT: thanks very much MR.MANN

wolfen
27-07-2009, 21:49
Just the three, for now :p *cackles wildly*

EDIT: thanks very much MR.MANN

cool i am going for 10:evilgrin:

MR.MAN
27-07-2009, 21:50
wen u say wildly wat exactly do u mean are u talking about an omid djalili lifting only ythe top part of the head and the jaw remaining stationery or a more mad witch type of cackle. :l

only joking...
27-07-2009, 21:56
The latter kind of cackle...

MR.MAN
27-07-2009, 22:01
k kl just veryfying anyways cya keep me updated with more awesomeness

only joking...
27-07-2009, 22:07
Ok last update from me for the night:

Chaplain Dreadnought

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0126.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0127.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0128.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0129.jpg

MR.MAN
27-07-2009, 22:21
definetly enough awesomeness for today next time u see me could u tell me who u do the gold it is close to godly (sweet ass)

bob_the_small
27-07-2009, 22:46
Ok, here is my falcon , with the yellow and blue finished, and the metal started....

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000656.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000657.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000658.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000660.jpg

Just realised I missed a bit of yellow!

Okay, thanks for looking! C&C appreciated and there should be an update tomorrow!

only joking...
27-07-2009, 22:50
It looks good bob, but the blue highlighting on the right hand side needs a little cleaning. The yellow could do with a little more highlighting as well :)

Vimes
27-07-2009, 23:17
A great coloursheme Bob you have there Bob. Just asking if you will put a even smaller highlight with a finer brush on the more prominent edges?

Hope you guys keep up this great thread.

only joking...
27-07-2009, 23:35
Hope you guys keep up this great thread.

Thanks very much Vimes, keep playing your cards right, you may get a super heavy update tomorrow ;)

mrinnella
27-07-2009, 23:45
finally a cookie to anyone (other than bob or rubicon) who can name me the movies behind these T-shirts: :D

Too easy. Blade Runner and Aliens

only joking...
27-07-2009, 23:54
finally a cookie to anyone (other than bob or rubicon) who can name me the movies behind these T-shirts: :D

Too easy. Blade Runner and Aliens

Yeah it was wasnt it? Well Bob struggled with it :p

Here you go:

http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/2009/06/chocolate_chip_cookie.jpg

EDIT: is that big enough for you :D

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 02:13
Very good models! All of them. One thing about the plastic Praetorians. I don't think the gernade launcher can shoot anything... Maybe drill holes. Where are the hats from? Scratchbuild?

only joking...
28-07-2009, 10:42
I know I should really drill the holes but I am just rubbish at it! :p The hats are from the kit availible from wargames factory here:

http://www.wargamesfactory.com/_product_16676/British_Firing_Line_-_Zulu_War

bob_the_small
28-07-2009, 10:50
I know I should really drill the holes but I am just rubbish at it! :p The hats are from the kit availible from wargames factory here:

http://www.wargamesfactory.com/_product_16676/British_Firing_Line_-_Zulu_War

Sounds like you need some help OJ? Who you gonna call?

Vimes
28-07-2009, 11:05
Sounds like you need some help OJ? Who you gonna call?

Bob_the_small!:D

only joking...
28-07-2009, 11:17
Ghostbusters... actually I think they disbanded :(


Looks like it will have to be Bob then... :D

Orange1095
28-07-2009, 11:25
Nice workspace im only 14 and my problem is acctually getting the models painted. I love converting but not so much painting i only have about 14 models painted out of two 1500+ points armies.:cries:

OJ as long as you do your drilling slowly you should be fine. you could make some sort of rig if it is that difficult but i don't see that as worthwhile.

only joking...
28-07-2009, 11:32
Praetorian Sergeant

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0143.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0144.jpg

More to follow...

Dezmord
28-07-2009, 11:32
I like those two new dreads - they are definately an improvement from the first one. Keep it up!

Orange1095
28-07-2009, 12:20
This is what my workstation thing is like. btw: any model that is not tyranid that looks painted is not.
65801
My shelf
65802
Station
65803
Station
65804
Nids through stages of painting
65805
Scratch ork LBwaggon
65806
2 rhinos stuck together by orks
65807
My baggage
65808
My buggies and trakks + mek

I only have orks and nids at the moment.

OJ your dreads are nice BTW your second lot are much better tho.

only joking...
28-07-2009, 12:22
Apologies in advance for the dark pictures...

Assault squad (on foot)

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0137.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0140.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0139.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0138.jpg

Edit: Really nice wwork Orange, have you thought of starting a log yourself?

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 13:57
Nice workspace im only 14 and my problem is acctually getting the models painted.

Hey, I'm only 14 too! Except I can paint and don't like assembling...


Really, Really nice Salamanders OJ.

only joking...
28-07-2009, 14:00
Sorry to double post but:

Wow Lazuli you're only fourteen! I thought I was good at painting for a fifteen yr old! :D

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 14:01
Looking very good so far. I think the guy is putting to mortar in backwards and I won't remind you about drilling holes... :) Can't wait to see them painted!

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 14:02
Sorry to double post but:

Wow Lazuli you're only fourteen! I thought I was good at painting for a fifteen yr old! :D

I thought you were an adult. Us younger people paint (in most cases) Better than adults :) At my store I know a few of people under 20 who paint better than the staff...

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 15:40
Great Tank, care to post more pictures?

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 15:48
Yes, it looks very nice.

only joking...
28-07-2009, 16:32
Not sure now whether I will have 10 more Praetorians ready for this evening. 5 is far more likely to happen :p

-=Lazuli=-
28-07-2009, 20:07
I am liking this very much. Orks have a nice yellow.

only joking...
28-07-2009, 20:13
Thanks ver much Lazuli. There is nothing that a bit of sunburst yellow can't do :D

bob_the_small
28-07-2009, 20:36
Thanks ver much Lazuli. There is nothing that a bit of sunburst yellow can't do :D

Except cover a falcon!

Vimes
28-07-2009, 20:58
Aw man, thats gunna hurt the wallet :p
No wonder:p, you already had one! :D

Looking good if i may add.

P.S.: Your Praetorinas are in big trouble, you know it.;) "Flame e'm when ye zee zte white of da humies eyes! :p

-=Lazuli=-
29-07-2009, 02:22
Looking very good. I like the cannon. Any chance of pictures of those orks? They look pretty good!

Gargobot
29-07-2009, 04:18
I like those two new dreads - they are definately an improvement from the first one. Keep it up!
QFT. Like the gold on the chappy.

Just went through the log, some lovely stuff in here.

@OJ: Love the abbreviation, but don't go and start killing people; that's only wise if you have the money for killer lawyers. :p
If you'd drill some holes (:D) or let bob drill for you (:evilgrin:), that would be a nice addition to your lovely painting.
Love the orks, I'm a fan of cartoony paintjobs.
The praetorians look better than the GW minis, at least what I can remember of them. I didn't check if my memory fails me though, didn't want to (possibly) ruin the compliment.
And the glass effects on the Baneblade are damn sweet. Really, really love them. They are great, awesome and beautiful. :) (Tank doesn't look bad either so far)

@bob: Eldar tanks look nice, no shame if you let OJ help you. When I started I had a mentoring friend too. The blue looks smooth.
Are you starting lizzies sometime soon? I think I saw a Stegadon.

@Rubicon: Like your darker painting style.

So, I hope I didn't jumble anything up. It's 5 o'clock in the morning here, and I was to lazy to check everything. Basically all that I wrote is undistilled pure honesty.
Keep it up guys!

only joking...
29-07-2009, 11:18
Damn I probably don't have the money for that kind of lawyer :p and yes I will probably just nag bob to drill some holes for me :D

More Praetorians and Salamander scouts incoming!

bob_the_small
29-07-2009, 14:24
An update from me now methinks.....

Some more Space Wolf shots

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000667.jpg

My WIP dreadnought

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000670.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000672.jpg

And my first completed SW, a sergeant with a Powerfist

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000673.jpg

More to follow...

bob_the_small
29-07-2009, 14:26
A WIP space wolf

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000674.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000674.jpg

And my proxy Wolf Lord, when the new book comes out he will probably be a wolf guard instead...

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000676.jpg

And a crazed axe murderer!

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000677.jpg

C&C Appreciated

Vimes
29-07-2009, 15:50
And my first completed SW, a sergeant with a Powerfist

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000673.jpg

That sergeant is great, especially the weathering/scratches.:)
Seems he met OJ Orks. :p

only joking...
29-07-2009, 17:15
That sergeant is great, especially the weathering/scratches.:)
Seems he met OJ Orks. :p

:p Actually it was my Salamanders!

only joking...
29-07-2009, 23:45
Sorry for deleting all the recent posts, I am not sure I am cut out for all this project log stuff so I am gunna call it a day for now I guess there is just not that much interest in it... :(


MAJOR EDIT: I am really sorry about this above post its mainly a big cry baby mood swing because I was unhappy with the way my Sallies were going. Well they have been put on the shelf indefinately now so I can faocus on my guard and orks. Big apologies to Rubicon and Bob I am truly sorry for being a selfish little git.

spetswalshe
30-07-2009, 00:21
Everything here looks awesome. Only, Bob and Rubicon, I would genuinely give you a cookie if you lived nearby or we had a decent postal service.

edit; I posted before reading the above post. Once again I am make to look the fool. Curses!

Remember, though, not everyone posts to say well done. Some merely gorge themselves upon the visuals then leave without paying the bill, as it were.

bob_the_small
30-07-2009, 00:32
Only, Bob and Rubicon, I would genuinely give you a cookie if you lived nearby or we had a decent postal service.



Now I am confused!

only joking...
30-07-2009, 00:37
Everything here looks awesome. Only, Bob and Rubicon, I would genuinely give you a cookie if you lived nearby or we had a decent postal service.

edit; I posted before reading the above post. Once again I am make to look the fool. Curses!

Remember, though, not everyone posts to say well done. Some merely gorge themselves upon the visuals then leave without paying the bill, as it were.

Yeah its just got me down a bit that the average is one in every 20 people who views the thread comments on it (give or take a few numbers)

Thanks very much though...

donuter
31-07-2009, 00:24
This is awsome. Really nice weathering.

only joking...
31-07-2009, 13:09
A few Leman Russ shots...

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0390.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0392.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0354.jpg

C&C welcome

spetswalshe
31-07-2009, 13:50
Praettorians look fantastic. I don't remember the last time I saw painted fingernails. Love the weathering on the lasguns and Russ, too.

What's going on with the Praet arms? Are they just hand swaps, or have you cut down the Cadian shoulderpads?

only joking...
31-07-2009, 13:52
Praettorians look fantastic. I don't remember the last time I saw painted fingernails. Love the weathering on the lasguns and Russ, too.

What's going on with the Praet arms? Are they just hand swaps, or have you cut down the Cadian shoulderpads?

Thanks very much, the arms are the usual cadian arms with the shoulder pads clipped off and filed down smoothly. I then usually add a few folds in the cloth with GS and add the epaulettes soon after...

The fingernails were done just to annoy bob :D

only joking...
31-07-2009, 13:59
Sorry for deleting all the recent posts, I am not sure I am cut out for all this project log stuff so I am gunna call it a day for now I guess there is just not that much interest in it... :(


MAJOR EDIT: I am really sorry about this above post its mainly a big cry baby mood swing because I was unhappy with the way my Sallies were going. Well they have been put on the shelf indefinately now so I can faocus on my guard and orks. Big apologies to Rubicon and Bob I am truly sorry for being a selfish little git.


Just in case anyone is wondering why I am updating the log again...

Raka
31-07-2009, 15:17
Hi! Only 5% of people commenting is about right, im most pleased to look at what you guys get done ^.^

only joking...
31-07-2009, 16:36
Yeah I was being stupid, thanks very much Raka :)

-=Lazuli=-
31-07-2009, 17:14
I congratualte you for being the first person to ACTUALLY paint the lips on the rank and file troopers. Cheers!

only joking...
31-07-2009, 17:20
I congratualte you for being the first person to ACTUALLY paint the lips on the rank and file troopers. Cheers!

I guess I just have waaaaaaaaay to much time on my hands :p

Rubicon
31-07-2009, 23:16
Just a quick update from me, i'm in the middle of building a game board so there won't be many Guard/40k specific things from me in the next few days. Might post the board when it's done though (if there is any interest in such things!)

@OJ: Welcome back dude, loving the Guardsmen- Is that your own board? I like the thatched cottages

only joking...
01-08-2009, 01:41
Just a quick update from me, i'm in the middle of building a game board so there won't be many Guard/40k specific things from me in the next few days. Might post the board when it's done though (if there is any interest in such things!)

@OJ: Welcome back dude, loving the Guardsmen- Is that your own board? I like the thatched cottages

Wow Dave a board! Sounds great, had it got any particular theme and does it use GW products.

Nah thats not a board (:() just one of the old citadel battle mats, the cottages are great I got them from a company called battlescape (IIRC) and its good too be back...

Raka
01-08-2009, 07:52
An incomplete summary of commendable features in OJ, Bob and Rubicon's Log
Compiled by Raka.

-Weathering and freehand on the salamander's dread.
-The little purple light above the purity seal on salamander dread.
-Use of checkers on the salamander kneepads.
-Heavily worn bolters, minimal blood splatter
-Blood splatter OVER checkers... oh HELL YES!
-Consistant use of bright colours + understated bases on praetorians.
-Blending on the demon herald.

-Metal on the orks (turquoisey colour rusting)
-Eldar Vehicles are very smoothly painted.

-The cookie the size of a pizza.
-Round shield on a spacewolf
-Wear and tear on the SW sergeant with powerfist.

-Face details + fingernails on the grim looking praetorian closeup

^.^ THERE WE GO, and a pleasure to read your log once again. I like what is happening here: ) Get thee to practising!

only joking...
01-08-2009, 10:22
Wow thanks Raka, thats a good summary so far :p

And checkers + blood is easily the most fun I have painting ever! I should have another Russ done before the end of the day and I think Bob has painted some striking scorpions so those should be up soon as well :)

bob_the_small
01-08-2009, 22:09
Its update time from meeeeeee!

Right here are my WIP striking scorpions.. the green is done and the yellow is started on 2 of them...

Exarchs

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000681.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000686.jpg

basic scorpion

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000684.jpg

And the unit]

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000687.jpg
C&C Welcome

spetswalshe
02-08-2009, 01:04
I do like that green. It looks nicely beetle-shell-like. And I must commend OJ on his shoulder-pad removal; I've found trying to remove those is a fair comparison to trying to get my cat to let me take her temperature. Hint; the thermometer does not go in her mouth.

only joking...
02-08-2009, 11:57
Have you ever tried to brush your cats teeth? :D It is a lot like that, especially the flamethrower arm :p

Nice green bob, can't wait to see 'em finished.

kizzt
02-08-2009, 12:22
I too really love the green on those eldar... what is the recipe for it?
I kinda wanna steal it for my Dark Angels, which i'm in the process of stripping and repainting right now...

Dezmord
02-08-2009, 16:52
The battle-pics look very entertaining. i think you've captured the feeling of a fight quite well.

On the miniatures: The Praetorian conversions look great and the colourscheme is well executed. I also like the green on the scorpions - it's very vivid.

only joking...
02-08-2009, 21:19
Thanks very much Dezmord and bob have you finished them yet? And how are the fire dragons going...

Anyway I have been hard at work this weekend painting about half of the baneblade (pics on tuesday) and completing another Russ as well as assembling one of the new excecutioners (no track guards )

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0419.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0420.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0421.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0422.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0430.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0434.jpg

Uriain
02-08-2009, 21:30
OJ, I really like the way you paint your viechles, They have a really good "Just finished a fight" look to them which I think looks really good.

Also, the Preatorians look really good, I as well dont remember the last time I saw a good set of them.

Also have to say, the SW Sergent with Power Fist.. Wow.. that is a crazy amount of battle damage.. That is why you dont stand infront of a squad of Loota's!!

Eldar are comming along really nicely and look forward to seeing more from that side of things as well. I have been a secret eldar lover for a long time, so its always cool to see project logs with them.

Lastly, I hope you bring the Salamanders back.. they were looking really good. Your painting style is very solid and the skin and the way you paint gore is very well done.

only joking...
02-08-2009, 22:12
OJ, I really like the way you paint your viechles, They have a really good "Just finished a fight" look to them which I think looks really good.

Also, the Preatorians look really good, I as well dont remember the last time I saw a good set of them.

Lastly, I hope you bring the Salamanders back.. they were looking really good. Your painting style is very solid and the skin and the way you paint gore is very well done.

Thanks very much, I'm glad you like the tanks, the fresh battle look is exactly what I wanted to achieve. I am to have a full armoured company and the baneblade done by this time next year at the latest...

I still have my doubts about the Sallies although it is a bit late now seeing as I have painted about 30+ mini's :D They may return at some point but I really need to focus if I ever want to finish an army. So guard from now onwards (well maybe some orks :evilgrin:).

The armour as of yeterday (have done a lot more on the baneblade since then):

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0436.jpg

bob_the_small
02-08-2009, 22:49
The armour as of yeterday (have done a lot more on the baneblade since then):



Its true, he has.. ;D

i still think that NMM attempt is very good OJ!




Also have to say, the SW Sergent with Power Fist.. Wow.. that is a crazy amount of battle damage.. That is why you dont stand infront of a squad of Loota's!!

Eldar are comming along really nicely and look forward to seeing more from that side of things as well. I have been a secret eldar lover for a long time, so its always cool to see project logs with them.


Thankyou very much! I love my eldar too, but space marines are always a close second!


I do like that green. It looks nicely beetle-shell-like.

Thats quite an interesting analogy, now that i look at it, it does actually! thanks for the comment!


I too really love the green on those eldar... what is the recipe for it?
I kinda wanna steal it for my Dark Angels, which i'm in the process of stripping and repainting right now...

Well, it's :

Basecoat Orkhide shade
Drybrush Snot green
wash thraka Green
Drybrush goblin green
Wash thraka green
drybrush/highlight 60/40 mix of snot green and scorpion green and thats it!

Seems my green is a hit!


I also like the green on the scorpions - it's very vivid.

thankyou Dezmord, I must say that means a lot from you, considering your necrons are the rule of cool!

So, enough chit chat and thanking! Its time for an update! I cannot stick to one thing when painting, I will paint a part of it, then move on to a completely new set of models. So, in true me fashion here are my very WIP fire dragons... the bone and red are both tests so C&C is greatly welcomed (especially criticisms)

group shot

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000689.jpg

FD with the red done
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000690.jpg

and the back ( I must say that these models, like most of the eldar range, have very pronounced buttocks, a bit disturbing from GW, as they are seen as "PG" now.) EDIT : (just noticed I have fluffed the highlighting on the back of him, at the top, must fix that!)


http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000691.jpg

The model with the finished bone test!

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000692.jpg

Back

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000695.jpg

back ( but from a different angle)

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000696.jpg

C&C Welcome!

an update tomorrow

only joking...
02-08-2009, 22:58
I had never heard the phrase "pronounced buttocks" on warseer until your post :p

The red is actually excellent bob, the highlighting needs a little clean up but that is a minor thingy. The white helms are good as well.

Gargobot
03-08-2009, 00:29
I see you two have been busy.
@OJ: Tanks look sweet! Love the battle-worn look.
@Bob: Striking Scorpions look good so far, you have a nice green tone there.
Fire dragons look promising too. Nice red, but with the bone color, I think the phase before you go white on them looks even better. Just keep 'em like this.
I could of course be wrong, as I didn't see a white bone head (:p) with the finished red. So for now keep it up! :) You too, OJ!

thoughtfoxx
03-08-2009, 09:59
I really enjoy looking at Pblogs and seeing how people finish off their models. [not being a very good painter myself]. The praetorians are simply superb! The weathering on that SW just made me gag. It is awesome! I really need to try and spend some time practicing that kind of 'hammered' finish on my marines, they look as if they have just walked of the forgeworld after picking up brand new kit. Nothing says hard days night like a little metal showing through!

I like the heavy weathering on the armour as well. Just one comment, perhaps concentrate the weathering on the edges more and the battle damage on the flatter inner areas a little more. Also as mentioned previously drilling out the gun barrels and spending a little more time on getting rid of mould lines and joints [ork biker wheels for eg] will really bring the models up to the level of the painting.

Excellent! I will be following this Pblog with interest.

only joking...
03-08-2009, 12:26
Thanks Gargobot & Thoughtfox for the excellent suggestions.

I know what you mean about the armour fox, and with my latest tanks I have been aiming to do just that(e.g getting the weathering on the edges). As for mold lines its just a case of me missing them as I try hard to catch 'em all (pokemon :D). Oh and with gun barrels, I am really awful at drilling them so I'll have to paint something for bob if I want them done :p

bob_the_small
03-08-2009, 21:43
Yet another update from me!

I finished painting 1 fire dragon today, Im quite happy with him, just want to know what you guys think...

front

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000706.jpg

Side

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000707.jpg

Back

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000708.jpg

Other Side

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000709.jpg

Helm Close Up

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000710.jpg

Gun Closeup

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000711.jpg

Hope you like it!

C&C Appreciated

More updates to follow tomorrow...

serpentus
03-08-2009, 22:15
A nice and fun thread to read and watch through you 3. Keep up the good work!

Maybe some army shots, when a few units are finished? (or even the 3 armies together?)

MR.MAN
03-08-2009, 22:19
u 2 are just 2 awesome i think the gems are excellent on ure firedragons bob oh and OJ ure baneblade is godle, like its supposed to be :l

bob_the_small
04-08-2009, 00:15
u 2 are just 2 awesome i think the gems are excellent on ure firedragons bob oh and OJ ure baneblade is godle, like its supposed to be :l

thaank you! I think, that if you actually thinned down your paints, you would be a very good painter, you have the techniques and the skill, you just need to add some water!!!


A nice and fun thread to read and watch through you 3. Keep up the good work!

Maybe some army shots, when a few units are finished? (or even the 3 armies together?)

Ask and ye shall recieve...

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000723.jpg

Dire avenger attempted Closeup

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000725.jpg

Wraithlord (WIP)

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/P1000728.jpg

C&C Appreciated!

only joking...
04-08-2009, 00:39
I love the gun on that fire dragon but I am unsure about the gems, I'll pop next door tomorrow! :D I have nearly finished the baneblade and two more russes, pics of completed Armour soon...

kizzt
04-08-2009, 10:12
Well, it's (the green recipe) :

Basecoat Orkhide shade
Drybrush Snot green
wash thraka Green
Drybrush goblin green
Wash thraka green
drybrush/highlight 60/40 mix of snot green and scorpion green and thats it!

Seems my green is a hit!


Quoted because it's awesome, and thank you very much! I'll be trying this coming weekend :D

-=Lazuli=-
04-08-2009, 17:19
Very cool Eldar, can't look at them in detail yet, have to go! Better comment later.

MR.MAN
04-08-2009, 17:36
THANKS MAN, u might be surprised very soon for my deathwing im thining down all my paints to the point there are no brush marks they look sweet, anyways one thing i saw it in the store, y is ure wraithlord leening over as if it has just suffered brain death....?

only joking...
04-08-2009, 17:41
He bought it off someone else I think...

MR.MAN
04-08-2009, 17:42
oh ok that kinda explains it if it was one of those 11 year olds who storm gw all over the land

only joking...
04-08-2009, 17:53
No I actually think it was one of the vets :p

MR.MAN
04-08-2009, 17:58
OH RIGHT MY BAD LOL (one thing i forgot to mention oj is the dread chap wings on the front painted in nmm if so excellent work)

only joking...
04-08-2009, 18:06
OH RIGHT MY BAD LOL (one thing i forgot to mention oj is the dread chap wings on the front painted in nmm if so excellent work)

Nah its not because:

a) I simply don't have the talent to do so :p

b) I am still not sure whether I am complete sold on NMM

Oh and I have finished the baneblade and nearly completed yet another basic russ as well as a demolisher/excecutioner/punisher! Pics this evening hopefully :)

only joking...
04-08-2009, 22:10
Here are some WIP pics of the new punisher/demolisher/excecutioner which although easy to put together looks very plain without a bit of help from my bitz box:

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0452.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0453.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0454.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0456.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0457.jpg

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/coolgerbil/IMG_0458.jpg

C&C welcome. Finished baneblade pics and more painted russes tomorrow hopefully!

-=Lazuli=-
05-08-2009, 21:46
The LR looks very good now that you have added cool bits!

only joking...
05-08-2009, 21:50
Thanks very much Lazuli, I guess it pays too keep a bits box :D

-=Lazuli=-
05-08-2009, 22:16
I just a gave my bits box away!

only joking...
05-08-2009, 22:38
*FACEPALM* :p

Explodingboy
05-08-2009, 22:54
the bits either side of the engine block,

thats not new demolisher, it's from the planet strike bunker right?

only joking...
05-08-2009, 22:57
Yeah that is from the planetstrike bastion sprues, I added them to 'gothic' up the new russ, which is a bit plain IMO.

-=Lazuli=-
05-08-2009, 22:59
There's the guy who has my bits! *points accusingly at Explodingboy*

only joking...
05-08-2009, 23:09
Unlucky mate. Those blood pact = just got harder to make :p ;)

Explodingboy
05-08-2009, 23:11
There's the guy who has my bits! *points accusingly at Explodingboy*

*runs of into the sunset laughing manically and twirling his mustache*

-=Lazuli=-
06-08-2009, 01:40
Oh I can aquire bits pretty easily. I just freeload off my friends :). Yes, about the blood pact... I'll get bits soon.

Must I tell you again about drilling barrels?

Just don't try to drill out the Metal Cadian Snipers' lasguns with a .5mm drill. Had one go almost half way through my finger. Good thing it was small though, felt like a shot :)

only joking...
06-08-2009, 02:08
Oh I can aquire bits pretty easily. I just freeload off my friends :). Yes, about the blood pact... I'll get bits soon.

Must I tell you again about drilling barrels?

Just don't try to drill out the Metal Cadian Snipers' lasguns with a .5mm drill. Had one go almost half way through my finger. Good thing it was small though, felt like a shot :)

NOOOO I hate drilling :D:cries:

And you drilled through your hand??? I thought you sliced through it! :p

-=Lazuli=-
06-08-2009, 02:11
Just my finger, last year I think.I need to be more careful :)

only joking...
06-08-2009, 02:15
You can say that again ;)

Sparda
06-08-2009, 02:49
Some amazing work here. The yellow on the Falcon is great, I can never get a good yellow.:( The Praetorian Guard conversions are sweet, especially the pictures fighting against the Orks. Nothing better then two full painted armies going at each other:D.

bob_the_small
07-08-2009, 22:42
Okay all, not an update per se, but just to tell you all that there will be no more updates from me for the next two weeks due to the fact that I am going on holiday to Spain! So, hasta la vista and all that, see you later!

only joking...
08-08-2009, 01:39
Same here off to Cornwall tomorrow. Cya folks!

Loki73
08-08-2009, 18:52
Nice stuff guys! Some is a MINI COOPER fan! Yay!

only joking I saw your stuff on Wargames Foundry website I think. I have some of thos models and was thinking I may order mordians and saw off thier heads and replace them with the wargames foundry ones. I like your idea alot though and would be darn cheaper too!

only joking...
15-08-2009, 22:43
Nice stuff guys! Some is a MINI COOPER fan! Yay!

only joking I saw your stuff on Wargames Foundry website I think. I have some of thos models and was thinking I may order mordians and saw off thier heads and replace them with the wargames foundry ones. I like your idea alot though and would be darn cheaper too!

Hereeeessss OJ!

Thanks very much Loki, the WF mini's are certainly cheaper than many of the alternatives out there. I was honoured to have some of my mini's featured on the wargames factory website recently:

http://www.wargamesfactory.com/AnnouncementRetrieve.aspx?ID=25558

Anyway, enough prattling, its great to be back! Completed baneblade shots coming soon...

Orange1095
19-08-2009, 22:01
sry about being on holiday for a week, otherwise i would have commented on things.
BTW: i will start a modeling & painting log tomorrow.

Queekvondrak
26-08-2009, 22:06
looks good guys like everything i see on the log although the vehicles look really good i'd go a little less on the battle damage because it looks a little overkill but other wise everything is fantastic

Momada
27-08-2009, 22:14
Some really nice models here guys :)
I like your freehand OJ and the "liney" skin effect on your orcs.
I also really like the gemstones on your Waveserpent and your Fire Dragon Bob ^^

Really nice work guys :)

brendino
21-06-2010, 23:13
nice stuff my fellow children! I myself am only 15 and consider myself an above average painter, and its good to see some more gamers my age not just painting basecoated ultramarines! I especially like the fire dragon bob, cant wait to see some more.