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Cheatah
07-05-2006, 19:32
UPDATE: pictures on subsequent pages!!

My main army at the moment is a Dark Angels successor chapter called the Angels of Destruction. (You can read all about it by clicking the link in my sig)

I've got about 1500pts of models bought and assembled, but about half of them still need painting. That's what this thread is for: forcing myself to paint.

So I'll set up a backlog here using color codes to point out the level of completion of the models.
Painting happens slowly and in batches, squads represented below are batches for painting, not actual squads I use in battle.

Green: finished
Yellow: currently painting
Red: only undercoated

Here's the list:

HQ
Asmodai with jump pack (pic (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/Chap1.jpg))
Terminator Chaplain

Elites
Dreadnought
Terminator squad (pic (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/Termie1.jpg))

Troops
Scout squad: 4 snipers, 1 HB (pic (http://www.cheatah.be/Pics/snipersfront (Small).jpg))
Scout squad: 9 BP+CCW, sarge
Tactical squad: 3 bolters, missile launcher, sarge (pic (http://www.cheatah.be/Pics/tacfront (Small).jpg))
Tactical squad: 3 bolters, plasma gun
Tactical squad: 6 bolters, flamer, sarge

Fast Attack
Assault squad: 6 BP+CCW, 2 plasma pistol+CCW, sarge (pic (http://www.cheatah.be/Pics/chap+ass (Small).jpg))

Heavy Support
Devastator squad: 2 bolters, 2 plasma cannons, sarge

Objective marker: statue

NOTES:
- Tac squad with missile launcher needs some more highlights
- Most models need basing
- Terminators will be painted separately to break up the boredom of rank and file painting.

Here's a pic of my workspace:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/Workplace.jpg
Yes, that is a genuine traffic sign... don't tell the cops ;)
I mounted it on the underside of an office chair (removed what you sit on and lean against... I don't remember what they're called) so it can rotate and I can roll it around... it also doubles as a night stand.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/Desk1.jpg
This is my desk along with my PC (AMD Sempron 3100+, 1.5 GB Ram, 200GB diskspace, sucky GeForce FX 5200) and 19" TFT monitor.

Cheatah
11-05-2006, 16:54
C&C is appreciated (and shameless BUMP)

Blackrock
11-05-2006, 17:46
While I do quite like the look you've got going, I only think that Silver might not have been the best choice for a trim color - have you thought about a using white or red?

Then again, I do seem to have an allergy to metallics so it could just be me whining..

Cheatah
12-05-2006, 00:30
I actually love the silver look... I use the color on about all my models :)

Scorpio
12-05-2006, 02:21
Well hello again cheatah, I said I would be here when you post pics and here I am! They look pretty good,although I would say Asmodia's sword needs re-doing it looks....kind of fake. The scouts look like you used a little too much varnish or some thing to make them shiny. Otherwise they all look good!

-Scorpio

Red Skullz
12-05-2006, 05:38
Hmm, I really like the silver trim as well. I think it gives a refreshing look to the models instead of the usual trim.

Melchiah
12-05-2006, 07:46
Lookin good, love the sliver green contrast

Blackrock
12-05-2006, 14:50
Hah! Well, I'm outnumbered it seems. :)

Glad to see another Dark Angels derivative though - good luck getting it finished.

Cheatah
13-05-2006, 10:38
... I would say Asmodia's sword needs re-doing it looks....kind of fake. The scouts look like you used a little too much varnish or some thing to make them shiny. ...

The sword has been redone... no pictures yet :cries:

I haven't varnished anything yet so I don't know where the shinyness comes from ;)

And thanks for the C&C

Scorpio
13-05-2006, 14:52
No problem:D
Are you going to take these guys to the medusa V campaign?


-Scorpio

Cheatah
14-05-2006, 14:53
Are you going to take these guys to the medusa V campaign?

Here in Belgium there is no big warhammer community, so I usually play games with a couple of pals. So I haven't really thought about that... besides, they won't be finished by the time Medusa V starts (studying, exams, presentation for my graduation project...)

But I think it's time for me to finish the batch I'm working on and the first terminator I started for some diversity...

Pics coming as soon as possible...

Cheatah
14-05-2006, 17:25
Update: Finished first terminator and devastators...

Pics to be expected soon, also updated pics of the rest of the finished models.

Cheatah
15-05-2006, 20:25
Added pic of termie... I tried a photoshop technique someone posted here (or on B&C) and it looks quite good... my photography isn't great but I'm just trying stuff. Also, my dad's digicam isn't great but I'll buy me a better one soon.

Also, check the updated pic of my chaplain.

C&C appreciated.

Scorpio
15-05-2006, 21:18
Dang. It would have been cool to see these guys fight for the emperor.:D

-Scorpio

Cheatah
18-05-2006, 20:08
...,although I would say Asmodia's sword needs re-doing it looks....kind of fake...

Is the sword better now Scorpio?

Scorpio
18-05-2006, 20:49
Is the sword better now Scorpio?
Much although it still seems a little light to me but thats just personal opinion.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
18-05-2006, 21:09
Probably also the photo... and thanks :)

Cheatah
08-06-2006, 10:15
3 weeks and 3 exams later, today I started work on half of the last tactical squad and the second terminator... They only got their coat of DA green because my brother came home and we started playing Pro Evolution Soccer on my Xbox (damn, we're addicted).

Scorpio
08-06-2006, 20:41
3 weeks and 3 exams later, today I started work on half of the last tactical squad and the second terminator... They only got their coat of DA green because my brother came home and we started playing Pro Evolution Soccer on my Xbox (damn, we're addicted).
Have fun being addicted! It can be quite good.;)

-Scorpio

Cheatah
19-06-2006, 16:54
My exams are finally over (YAY, in two weeks I will know if I graduated or not) and I got some work done on the squad I was working on and the terminator.

Also, I finally undercoated the rest of the models.

After a game with the "rules of engagement (http://uk.games-workshop.com/warhammer40000/rules%2Dof%2Dengagement/1/)" I decided to create 2 objective markers.

One of them will be the sarge from the 3rd ed. DA tactical squad, his chainsword replaced with a power sword and painted like a golden statue on a pillar of some sort. I started painting the statue but I need to create some kind of pillar for him to stand on (ideas are welcome). This represents a statue of a member of the Fallen that is being worshipped by a group of people, thus => hint towards the Fallen.

The second objective will be a wounded or killed assault terminator in a pile of rubble or crater or... (once again, ideas are welcome) I have an old Assault terminator which I'm never gonna use so I might as well create a casualty out of the guy. This represents a rescue style marker... either to rescue the terminator or only his suit of armour :evilgrin:

Both will be based on 60mm bases.

the dark angel
06-07-2006, 17:46
me dark angel and me like succseer chapter!:D

Scorpio
06-07-2006, 19:51
For the pillar you could use styrofoam(I KNOW I spelled that wrong) and shape it. Then run little rods through it to the base and the guys feet.:D
Just an Idea.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
07-07-2006, 11:54
That sounds like a good idea... I'll reflect some more upon the issue...

In the mean time the statue itself is finished... I'll try to take some pictures...
Also, the squad and terminator that I'm working on are coming along slowly but steadily... hmm... actually... only slowly :(

Astromarine
07-07-2006, 12:36
My exams are finally over (YAY, in two weeks I will know if I graduated or not

So? :) How was it?

MKachenTzeench
07-07-2006, 15:58
I definately like the green/silver contrast as it confers an almost real-world-army feel to the troops. Also, I love the pose that the Terminator whose pic you have linked is in.

Great work!

Cheatah
07-07-2006, 19:14
@MKachenTzeench: Thanks :)


So? :) How was it?
Oh, I forgot to mention how it was...

I GRADUATED!!
You can all call me Industrial Engineer Cheatah from now on... or not... whatever :)

Now, as soon as I get a job and earn me some money, I'll host a party to which you are all invited... (then again... who's gonna come to Belgium just for some drinks...)

As for updates: no pictures yet, but I finished the final highlight on the squad and terminator and started with some details...

As for pictures: I really need a better camera... but as I said above, I don't have a job yet so this could take a while...

I'm really enjoying painting again, but I fear it won't last for long... let's hope I get some things finished before the "painting-is-boring" mood comes back.

Scorpio
07-07-2006, 20:21
(then again... who's gonna come to Belgium just for some drinks...)

Me:D I like drinks. In fact in my medusa V zone that is our 4th objective drink beer:D :cool:

-Scorpio

the dark angel
07-07-2006, 21:25
lol,ill come for beer:D and youll need a decent amount of cash to fill me;) lol congratulations on gratuating!and keep up this splended work!

Cheatah
12-07-2006, 17:11
Smallish update:
Finished work on the 4 marines I was painting and the terminator as well.
I didn't change the color of the line above because there are 4 more marines to go in that part.

Started work on the dreadnought...

I'd like to say: "pictures soon" but that's probably not true :p

Cheatah
19-07-2006, 12:23
Owkay... yesterday my new Tau battleforce and commander arrived (along with some necron and IG stuff for 2 of my buddies) from Maelstrom. I'm now tempted to start modelling on the Tau and drop the painting of my Angels.

However, I WILL FINISH the dreadnought and if I can hold out, I'll finish all of my Angels before starting on my Tau. (damn fast Maelstrom... and slow painting :p)

The dread can be taken apart due to extensive use of magnets so i have 3 pieces on the dread itself and the 4 weapon arms. The base is finished (except for the basing itself... I mean that the feet and underlying world eater are finished painting), the legs are finished entirely and the torso needs some metalworks done (but I don't have any boltgun metal... I need to buy me some). The weapon arms haven't even been started...

Cheatah
20-07-2006, 23:46
(and still no replies... then again... I posted nothing that deserves a reply :p)

Soooo... I can't continue work on my dread but I started on 5 Scouts and the termie sarge... and also nearly finished them in one fell swoop...

I'm continuing work tomorrow morning and in the afternoon I'm off to a friend to both play an army we've never played before... nids and orks... I wonder what that'll be like...

Scorpio
21-07-2006, 04:47
Sorry havent seen this thread for awhile. Stick with your angels man! I know what it feels like to get new stuff while in the middle of painting another force.( I was painting eldar until i got my SM and then well...SM took over,I painted all of them in a month and well now the eldar lay unfinished and unused(i will probably sell them)) Trust me finish it before you start another force.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
02-08-2006, 16:50
I'll be finishing the painting on my angels but in the mean time I'm constructing some Tau...

Update: The 5 scouts and termie sarge are finished and I completed the dread's torso and lascannon and missile launcher arms.

Tau Update: I stuck together 4 Firewarriors, 4 Kroot, a stealth suit (strange things) and 2 gun and 1 marker drone.

I also had my first battle with Tau (proxy galore) and promptly won! Woohoo!

Next up: The other 2 weapon arms of the dread and the other 5 scouts along with a termie.

Arcane_Blade
03-08-2006, 15:48
Why's there still no pics? We need proof of your work!

Cheatah
06-08-2006, 11:53
PICTURES!! (EDIT: URL didn't work... trying something else)

I'll enhance them when I find the time... for now, enjoy the crappy pics I took...

Scorpio
06-08-2006, 18:32
ummmm sorry to say this cheatah but that link doesnt work:wtf:
it sends me to the log in page with no pictures and i cant log into your account obviously.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
07-08-2006, 10:23
Mmmkay... let's try something else (man... these pictures suck big time... see why I didn't want to use my dad's camera again?):
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040089.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040089.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040088.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040088.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040087.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040087.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040086.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040086.jpg)

Cheatah
07-08-2006, 10:24
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040085.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040085.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040084.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040084.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040083.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040083.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040082.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040082.jpg)

Cheatah
07-08-2006, 10:24
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040081.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040081.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040080.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040080.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040079.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040079.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040078.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040078.jpg)

Cheatah
07-08-2006, 10:25
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040077.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040077.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040076.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040076.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040075.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040075.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040074.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040074.jpg)

Cheatah
07-08-2006, 10:25
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040073.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040073.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040072.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040072.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/th_P8040071.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/4-8/P8040071.jpg)

last picture: stuff to do (including terminator chaplain that I don't really need for the army at the moment)
picture before that: scouts that I'm working on
pictures before that: finished stuff (except basing and chapter markings)

DeXyre
07-08-2006, 12:02
They look better in real ;)
And next time... let me take pictures of your army, you paint better than you take pictures ;) Most look kinda blurry.

BTW Shouldn't you update pics of everything with a powerweapon in it basicly? ^^

Cheatah
07-08-2006, 12:15
Everything's there... you just need to look really close ;)
And yes, next time, drop off your cam and I'll take better pictures..

Scorpio
07-08-2006, 16:33
Lookin good cheatah! One way to make your pictures better(i learned this alittle while ago from this site) is look on your dad's camera for a button with a little flower on/near it. Thats the macro function button it really helps for model pictures.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
07-08-2006, 17:30
Lookin good cheatah!

Thanks...


One way to make your pictures better(i learned this alittle while ago from this site) is look on your dad's camera for a button with a little flower on/near it. Thats the macro function button it really helps for model pictures.

Well... I used that... so there seems to be no limit to the suckiness of the camera...

Cheatah
29-08-2006, 23:40
Update time for the... what... 2 people that read this ;)

Finished the scout squad and moved on to complete the last two terminators...
pictures will be added some day...

EDIT: I forgot to mention that most of the army is based now...

Scorpio
31-08-2006, 02:53
Oh well...:D

The scouts look great. I too just finished my scouts. I love the look of the models. Ya well we Need PICTURES

*Cracks whip*

;) -Scorpio

Cheatah
08-09-2006, 02:10
'nother update without pics: I finished the termies... they only need some basing now...

Scorpio
08-09-2006, 02:16
YAY this thread is back! Pics anytime soon or is it gonna be awhile again???

-Scorpio

Cheatah
08-09-2006, 11:39
I'll give it another shot with my dad's fossil digicam... as soon as I have the time.

Thanks for the continued support, Scorpio (and the gentle prodding and whip-cracking) :)

Scorpio
09-09-2006, 17:08
lol no problem.
:D
-Scorpio

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 14:00
Allright, time for some new pictures (thanks to DeXyre and his a-little-less-crappy-digicam /wink/) although the lighting isn't fabulous, it's better than last time:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TermieSquadFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TermieSquadSmall.jpg
This is my squad of terminators... special features: cool pose for sergeant and "halo" on his head.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/CCScoutSquadFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/CCScoutSquadSmall.jpg
My ten man close combat scouts squad featuring a sergeant with teleport homer (light on his shoulder) and power fist.

continued below...

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 14:02
Next up: my dreadnought with magnetized arms, torso, legs and base.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/DreadMLLCFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/DreadMLLCSmall.jpg
With twin lascannon and missile launcher.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/DreadCCWACFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/DreadCCWACSmall.jpg
... and with CCW and Assault cannon.

continued below...

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 14:06
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/DreadPartsSmall.jpg
The dread torn apart...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/Dread4ArmsSmall.jpg
And just to show how strong those little magnets are: my dread can carry all his weapons at once :D

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/MarkersSmall.jpg
These are some wound counters I made along with my objective marker which is WIP.

More pictures coming up later (they take some time to clean up/resize/upload).

C&C welcome and excuse me for the bad lighting.

Steel_Legion
10-09-2006, 15:42
looks great, dread is awsome! as are the termies and scouts, keep it up!

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 17:30
I was bored so I decided to do some more pics... here they are:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/SniperScoutsFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/SniperScoutsSmall.jpg
These are my sniper scouts, with their Heavy Bolter support dude...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/AssSquadFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/AssSquadSmall.jpg
And here's my army's pride and joy: the assault squad with their two heavy hitters: Chaplain Raziel and Veteran Sergeant with power fist!!

continued below (man, I'm starting to hate those 4 pics per post restrictions)...

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 17:33
Next are my tactical marines...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TacSpecialFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TacSpecialSmall.jpg
Special weapons, pistol-toting-loony and veteran sergeant.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TacHeavyFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TacHeavySmall.jpg
Heavy weapon dudes...

continued below... again...

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 17:35
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TacBoltersFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TacBoltersSmall.jpg
The rest of the tactical marines, all wielding bolters.

Here are some close-ups of the models I'm most proud of:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/VetSargeSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/TermieSargeSmall.jpg

continued...

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 17:42
Another close-up, this time it's Raziel, my interrogator-chaplain:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/RazielSmall.jpg

And some army-shots:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/ArmyFrontSmall.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/ArmySmall.jpg

And last but not least... my army with it's supreme commander lurking in the background... yes, that's me:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/10-9/MeSmall.jpg

Well, that's it for now... I still need to finish 2 tactical marines to be able to field an entire 1500p army, but I'll paint all 4 of them that I have left. Also, the CC Scouts and Terminators need to have their bases painted. The PVA glue to simulate "muddy" conditions is already applied.

After that, it's on to my Tau while I wait for the new DA codex.

C&C appreciated...

Scorpio
10-09-2006, 18:02
OMG:eek: I asked for pics and got them!
Awesome stuff man. Loving all of them. What did you use for the sergeant with like the force lance/pike thing?

-Scorpio

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 18:50
The weapon is made up of a WFB skeleton spear handle and the blade of a sword in the same boxed set. (I started my warhammer career as a WFB Vampire Counts player about 7 years ago, and the skeletons were the first things I bought :p)


Awesome stuff man. Loving all of them.
Thanks man ;)

the_flash
10-09-2006, 19:37
Very nice, and nice to see how another Flemish guy is doing...

DeXyre
10-09-2006, 20:33
We took 62 pics, just to be sure there would be some decent ones amoung them :D
Anyhow the blue/white gradient looks better than my tablecloth ^^

Scorpio
10-09-2006, 21:06
We took 62 pics, just to be sure there would be some decent ones amoung them :D
Anyhow the blue/white gradient looks better than my tablecloth ^^

62? wow you guys had alittle time on your hands;)

-Scorpio

Cheatah
10-09-2006, 22:23
It took about an hour I guess... afterwards, we went out for beer :p

Scorpio
10-09-2006, 22:41
Thats always good(except the part about regreting it the next morning:D )
Well...ya. I just bought some sniper scouts and have assembled them. I love the models. For once GW made cool stuff.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
11-09-2006, 10:58
They look great indeed... IMHO the coolness and level of detail on the most recent models is superb, there are, of course, some exceptions (chaos possessed and venerable dread)

Scorpio
11-09-2006, 22:25
True True. Well porgress?

-Scorpio

Cheatah
11-09-2006, 23:17
Haven't been painting... did a battle though... vs Nids... Minor defeat... if only I rolled a bit better (all but a one on an overrun move etc. etc... *sigh*)

Scorpio
11-09-2006, 23:35
Haven't been painting... did a battle though... vs Nids... Minor defeat... if only I rolled a bit better (all but a one on an overrun move etc. etc... *sigh*)

I know what you mean. My friend plays nids and sometimes i roll just horribly and it really pisses me off.(i once rolled like all 1s and 2s(2s ok with snipers:evilgrin: ) and it was really annoying)

-Scorpio

Cheatah
26-04-2007, 14:09
7 months and 2 weeks later: update!

First let me describe the changes to my life since the last post:
- got myself a job => money!!!
- got myself a girlfriend => less money!!!
- moved out of my parent's house and into one I rent with my girlfriend => LESS money!!!
- constructed all my Tau, painted none of them

In the mean time, the new DA codex is released (YAY) along with some awesome new miniatures...
I don't have a lot of time to spend on the hobby, but I keep myself in it by reading (soul drinkers, warseer, B&C, codices) and some modelling/painting here and there... soooooo

Another non-picture update:
Constructed 3 DA veterans (2 with PF... for my combat squads :))
and started painting my terminator chaplain... (just for kicks)

I'll take some pics with my phone... it appears to be better than my father's camera...

Maybe the (re)kindling of this thread will bring me to doing some more for my AoD.

EDIT: if a mod sees this, please move to SF project logs

Scorpio
26-04-2007, 23:23
Hey good to see your back man!
Sounds like everything is going good for you. Cant wait for pics!

-Scorpio

Astromarine
27-04-2007, 11:55
Congrats on your life changes man, and great minis!

Just... pleasepleaseplease start removing mouldlines. ;) I'd hate to have to summarily execute you, and that's what happens to people that leave mouldlines on.

Cheatah
27-04-2007, 15:22
Usually I don't bother with the mouldlines... when the mini's are painted, you barely notice... (except in pictures apparently ;))

Thanks for the replies, guys... I should get some stuff done this weekend... missus is away for the entire weekend (I'll miss her and I will seek comfort in the presence of my minis and paint/glue... the smell makes me happy...)

Cheatah
27-04-2007, 17:11
Alright, so I tried taking some pictures with my mobile... they look a bit blurry, but it's the fastest way for taking/uploading pics I got... and I'm lazy

Here are some:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00070.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00069.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00071.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00072.jpg

Cheatah
27-04-2007, 17:13
And here's the chap I'm painting atm (for over 3 weeks now... slow painter and not much time...)

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00074.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00075.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00076.jpg

C&C always appreciated... (although there isn't much to see here)

Kasrkin 666
28-04-2007, 03:05
Love the guy with the PF and PW and shield.:cool:

-666:D :D :D

Cheatah
30-04-2007, 10:21
Thanks... I quite like them as well...

Any more C&C?

PS: played my first game with the new codex this weekend... I got slaughtered by IG (1000p... 3 missile launchers, 3 autocannons, 3 heavy bolters, basilisk and russ... and some cannon fodder of course..., butchered my assault marines, devastators and 2 tac squads...)

Kasrkin 666
01-05-2007, 02:02
That sucks.

-666:D

Scorpio
02-05-2007, 21:42
God I love the new DA models.
Well sorry to hear you lost but it was only your first game with the codex and you probably havent played fro awhile so...

Well have fun
-Scorpio

Cheatah
07-05-2007, 11:13
And a new update (yeah... like anybody's waiting for it...)

I constructed some more marines, including a Heavy bolter and Missile launcher devastator...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00097.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00096.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00095.jpg

Sorry for the blurry, crappy, nothing-revealing pics... I think I need to borrow my GFs camera and see if I can get some decent ones...

Cheatah
07-05-2007, 11:18
I also made a Librarian/Ezekiel stand-in (I needed the missile launcher hand... that's why I constructed the kneeling missile launcher dude that is holding another missile...)

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00094.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00093.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00092.jpg

Afterwards it struck me that he doesn't have a psychic hood and I also need to attach a holstered pistol to his belt...

Cheatah
07-05-2007, 11:24
DA characters can now have a BP, a power weapon (or derivatives) AND a storm bolter... but I don't want to constrict all my characters to always wielding a storm bolter, so I created this thing:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00100.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00099.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00098.jpg

Yes, it's a servoskull from the devastator sprue.
Yes, it has 2 bolt pistols glued underneath it to represent a storm bolter.
Yes, it has multiple "kill mark" purity seals (to cover up the join between the pistols)
Yes, it was fantastic fun to create :cool:

Now you lazy gitz... give me some feedback!
;-) (****** 4 pic limit)

whitemagikmarker
07-05-2007, 19:56
that is a crazy good looking librarian, congrats on it, my suggestions would be to add more wires from the forceweapon into the elbow pad or something on his arm, as that seems to be how forceweapons are, and have you thought about putting him on a rock or something made out of cork or something, i always love when characters are on custom bases. neat idea with the stormbolter, that will look cool on the tabletop. your force is comin along nicely. im so tempted to get devastator squads now, bloody plastics!!!!

Scorpio
07-05-2007, 21:16
Looking great man! Are we going to see some paint soon?:confused: ;)
Love the libby, good idea with the hand.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
08-05-2007, 08:49
that is a crazy good looking librarian, congrats on it, my suggestions would be to add more wires from the forceweapon into the elbow pad or something on his arm, as that seems to be how forceweapons are, and have you thought about putting him on a rock or something made out of cork or something, i always love when characters are on custom bases. neat idea with the stormbolter, that will look cool on the tabletop. your force is comin along nicely. im so tempted to get devastator squads now, bloody plastics!!!!

Thanks :)
As for the wires... I'll look into that, nice idea, thanks.
Custom base... hmm, not too fond of that... it's great for a showcase model, but I just can't see characters lugging around giant boulders during battle, just to stand on.
Those plastic devvies are worth whatever you pay for them... it's a really great set :D


Looking great man! Are we going to see some paint soon?:confused: ;)
Love the libby, good idea with the hand.

-Scorpio

Thanks man!
Paint... uhm... I've been putting some paint on the terminator chaplain (scrollwork, helmet, shoulderpad), and it's progressing... slow... I might put up some pics tomorrow (if I get around to taking some this evening)

Scorpio
08-05-2007, 21:05
Slow and steady wins the race. Seriously your probably painting faster then I do when I'm trying to make it look good.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
10-05-2007, 21:58
Before today's painting session:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1010864.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1010863.jpg

After today's painting session:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1010868.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1010867.jpg

Heavily WIP of course... gold will be toned down and highlighted back up, helmet needs highlights, armor will be cleaned up, scrollwork will be written upon, green shoulderpad might need some re-greening as the black wash turned out too dark...

EDIT: does anyone know who I should contact to get this log moved over to SF projects?

Scorpio
14-05-2007, 21:03
Anybody with a gold star, t-tauri and captain brown are two I know of.

The chappy is coming along nicely. Cant wait to see him finished!

-Scorpio

t-tauri
15-05-2007, 09:55
Moved to SF logs. Looking good.

Cheatah
15-05-2007, 11:07
Now that this has been moved to SF plogs, I got some more updates for you... not in picture form I'm afraid...

I received my shipment from maelstromgames: 1 predator (yippee) and 1 SM commander (bits-box-filling). The shipment also included a blister of Eldar Harlequins (heresy, I know, but my girlfriend saw those and she said she wanted to paint them... hey, who am I to say no to that...)

That's it for now... what do you guys think is the best layout for a predator?

Cheatah
16-05-2007, 12:58
Still not any replies... Im getting demoralised... why don't this log get any Warseer lovin'? :cries: :cries: :cries:

jasevx
16-05-2007, 13:22
Cheatah, nowt wrong with it, just can't find fault with it!

golds a little two heavy needs thinning down, but thats all I can see at the minute!

Rogue 7
16-05-2007, 13:48
Just two words on that chaplain- "Bling Bling!". :D

titan136
16-05-2007, 13:48
i like the pose on the librarian, gives me a few ideas for making one of my own. looking forward to seeing them painted

Scorpio
16-05-2007, 22:31
Maybe more pictures would help get you more people?:p ;)
Sounds good. Lets see how well your GF paints.

-Scorpio

Cheatah
17-05-2007, 22:02
Thanks for the replies guys...


golds a little two heavy needs thinning down, but thats all I can see at the minute!

It was thinned down... but it especially needs some toning down, I will wash it with flesh wash to darken it a bit...that'll be a lot better, trust me...


Just two words on that chaplain- "Bling Bling!".

See the above... I hope the wash is enough to bring the bling down a bit, I myself think it's a bit over the top...


i like the pose on the librarian, gives me a few ideas for making one of my own. looking forward to seeing them painted

Thanks titan136... I thought the force-axe was a nice twist on the more often seen force swords...


Sounds good. Lets see how well your GF paints.

Well, before that could happen, those harlequins needed some glue... and to prove that I haven't been TOO lazy lately, some pics:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020019.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020018.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020017.jpg
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020016.jpg

The predator/rhino will have magnetized sponsons (those are ready), but only heavy bolter/shut door options and it will also have a magnetized turret weapon (for autocannon/twin lascannon).

C&C is welcomed...

Scorpio
18-05-2007, 22:35
Nice idea magnetizing the pred/rhino. Looking good.

-Scorpio

Extension
19-05-2007, 21:42
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1010867.jpg


Now THAT'S bling-bling! 50 pence or what the heck your name is, go home! :D

Looks ace

-extension

Sinzaren
20-05-2007, 00:22
Just noticed your log, nice work on the converting, and I have to say I really do love the idea with the servo-skull and the alternate weapons. I'll be having a go at 1 or 2 of those for my own stuff.

Great job

Cheatah
20-05-2007, 14:33
Thanks guys...
ever since I made the stormbolter-servoskull, I've been wanting to do several others, including a combi-plasma to be able to represent Azrael.

In the mean time, not much work has been done (busy week and weekend) but I have sprayed several of my Tau and the Harlequins, so I might have some goodies for you guys during the week (if I get my GF to start on the Eldar pansies...)

Cheatah
21-05-2007, 11:14
Last evening, my GF even ASKED if we could paint a bit together... seeing the models I bought her, she asked if we could do something simple before she'd try one of those harlequins, so I presented her with a Tau gun drone that I conveniently undercoated black on saturday...

I talked her through the process of painting so we actually both painted the same model at the same time, while I explained some techniques...

Here are the drones we did... sorry for the bad lighting/photographing/overall blotchyness of my pot of blood red/shinyness/etc.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00118.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00118.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00117.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00117.jpg)
Mine is a tad bit cleaner, but overall I wished I had this painting-fu when I started all those years ago... she did a really good job even though the blood red is really icky, and next time we'll just use red gore with the same amount of red ink over it... less blotchy...

Here's a blurry picture of me with the love of my life at a party we went to on friday:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00105.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00105.jpg)

And finally, an artistic pic of our cat, Boris... about 3 months old and a real attention-whore...
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00114.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00114.jpg)

So there you have it... I know the pics aren't good at all, but C&C is appreciated...

PS: from now on, I'll post clickable thumbs... the big pics are loading too slow...

Scorpio
22-05-2007, 01:54
Cheatah you dog you;)

Love the pic of the cat, he looks vaguely evil in the pic. Any connection to real life?

Your GF paints good. Cant wait to see those harlies

Well? Get back to work!;)

-Scorpio

cailus
22-05-2007, 02:07
Nice DA's. I really like your plastic librarian. It's amazing to think that a plastic kit allows you to model unique looking independent characters.

Master Bait
22-05-2007, 03:06
your cat looks bummed dude

Cheatah
22-05-2007, 15:06
Love the pic of the cat, he looks vaguely evil in the pic. Any connection to real life?

Your GF paints good. Cant wait to see those harlies

Heh... damn right he's evil, I'm always full of scratches and bitemarks lately...

We're first gonna finish those drones (some highlights etc.) and then she'll do the harlies...


Nice DA's. I really like your plastic librarian. It's amazing to think that a plastic kit allows you to model unique looking independent characters.

Thanks... the plastic kit is really awesome... so many possibilities, so little time...


your cat looks bummed dude

He probably is...

jasevx
22-05-2007, 15:11
Can you please not put pictures of your missus and your cat in the same log, stops me doing the pussy jokes! ;)

Oh, my missus has just slapped me for that, must check over shoulder before being rude...

She did a great job on the Drone! Be careful, women who like this hobby are after something... :)

Cheatah
22-05-2007, 16:13
Can you please not put pictures of your missus and your cat in the same log, stops me doing the pussy jokes! ;)

Oh, my missus has just slapped me for that, must check over shoulder before being rude...

She did a great job on the Drone! Be careful, women who like this hobby are after something... :)

Hah, you had that coming ;)

I hope my girl never finds out I posted her picture on here... she'd slap me for that (and I probably deserve it as well) :p

She told me she wouldn't EVER paint anything like this if she'd have to do it alone, but she liked the fact that I was helping her and just generally being together made her feel good...

I'm very happy that she accepts the time and money I spend doing the hobby, and if she wants to participate... all the better...

I'll tell her that you all liked her paintjob on the drone... maybe that'll motivate her even more...

Thanks guys!

Cpt_NinjaPants
23-05-2007, 12:07
That cat is awsome... You're models are nice too :P.

Cheatah
24-05-2007, 11:11
Thanks... my cat likes my models as well... he always starts to bite on them... until I slap him...

Scorpio
25-05-2007, 02:36
He he he, thats why I have dogs. When you say no they leave. When you yell at a cat it bites you:evilgrin:

Anyways dogs are nicer and they dont have razors for claws:D :p

-Scorpio

Cheatah
27-05-2007, 13:45
Small update: rhino doors for predrhino are magnetized... no pics unfortunately...

Also, I read the blood angels codex today and the rules look cool... I might have to switch to BA successors... (not... but this might be the start of another army... in the far future...)

Cheatah
29-05-2007, 10:14
'nother small update: I got around to magnetizing the predator turret weapons... I'll post pics soon...

Cheatah
04-06-2007, 20:00
First up: the turret with lascannon...
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020025.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020025.jpg)

Next: how I magnetized the turret itself (piece of sprue with magnet, glued into place)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020024.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020024.jpg)

Finally: Lascannon magnetisation:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020023.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020023.jpg)

Cheatah
04-06-2007, 20:01
Predator fitted with lascannon turret:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020026.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020026.jpg)

All pieces for the predator:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020021.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020021.jpg)

C&C always appreciated! :D

Cheatah
05-06-2007, 09:12
I got some paint on the chaplain last night... the pics are on my camera, but my camera is at home, and I'm not... so picture update tonight!

PS: anyone think I should do a tutorial on the magnetizing of the predator and/or dreadnought?

Cheatah
06-06-2007, 19:32
Ok, so no picture update last night... but, there is one tonight!!!

Some more work on the chaplain:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020030.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020030.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020029.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020029.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020028.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020028.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_P1020027.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/P1020027.jpg)

Excuse the crappy pics... so much to do, so little time... now, give me some replies, dammit...

Sinzaren
06-06-2007, 22:33
Looking good so far mate. As for the tutorial, I'm not bothered about the Pred but would be interested in magnatising the Dread (planning on adding one soon).

Sinz

Cheatah
08-06-2007, 10:54
I'm leaving for Scotland tomorrow (departure @ 7.30AM, 1.5 hour flight) for 2 weeks, so I won't be updating until I get back (the 23rd).

Me and my GF are walking the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William... but we're first spending 2 days in Glasgow. I might pop in the GW in Union Street... if I can find it...

Cheatah
01-08-2007, 10:00
Soooooo... nearly 2 months later and an update from me:

Scotland was great... wonderful nature, great people, lousy weather, some great food, some not so great food, frickin' expensive...

We walked the first 90km of the West Highland Way... then I hurt my foot and we decided to take a train up to fort William where we rented a car for the last 4 days... which was nice, it meant we saw a lot more of Scotland than we thought we would. (been to loch Ness, Oban (great whisky), Mallaig, ...)

Anyways, we had a fun time there...
On to the more important issues at hand, pictures!

Yesterday I completed my Interrogator Chaplain (apart from basing) and I took some crappy mobile-pictures which you can enjoy right here:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00150.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00150.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00151.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00151.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00153.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00153.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00149.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00149.jpg)

C&C muchly appreciated...

jasevx
01-08-2007, 10:02
Nicely done on the Chaplain, now lets see the base finished!

Cheatah
01-08-2007, 10:23
I decided to demote my company master model to company champion (since he has a combat shield and power weapon, see below) and create a new company master out of bits from the SM commander box and the DA veterans box.

Old company master - new company champion:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00072.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00072.jpg)

This is what I came up with for the new company master (doubles as master of the deathwing and grand master):
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00154.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00154.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00156.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00156.jpg)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/th_DSC00155.jpg (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/Cheatah43/New%20DA/DSC00155.jpg)

What do you guys think?

I need to come up with some fluff to justify his partly-terminator armor of course...
The guy towers over regular marines and is even bigger than terminators...

Shinigami
19-09-2007, 19:43
hehehe looks like hes got terminator pants?

put that 2+ save protection where its most wanted eh?

iam looking forward to seeing him in paint

Shini

Cheatah
20-09-2007, 08:06
Hehehe, you betcha... we wouldn't want a commander without cojones, now would we :p

Him in paint... that might take a while... I'm not a fast painter and I'm planning on painting my Tau first. That way I can work on 2 armies at the same time... building my AoD and painting my Tau...

But progress is agonizingly slow right now...

Shinigami
25-09-2007, 12:08
can you get some pics of your tau?

id like to see how those are getting along, or are they in another thread?

Shini