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Astador
19-11-2006, 05:11
Hey guys! After years of collecting, I have realized I need to paint it all! I currently have 5 armies built and ready to be painted, and one I am going to order. So here is a list of the armies I have to paint in order.

Flesh Tearers(close to 1000 pts)
Black Templars(1850 pts)
Dark Angels Company(Over 2000 pts)
Deathwing(2000 pts)
Tau(1500 pts)
Death Korps(Over 2000 pts)
Eldar(1850 pts)

My army that I am currently ordering is a 2000 Points of Death Korps of Kreig. It will consist of 3 Vanquishers, a Stormblade, and plenty of fire power.

Well, lets see how this goes! It should be fun. I plan to take my time on most of them. The Death Korps should take the longest as the deal with the 'rents was that I would order it in parts, and I had to paint the part I had before I could order the next part. I'll post pictures soon! I have a pic from the club tonight of the Dark Angels Company with my Deathwing sitting out. I'll get other pictures soon!

Astador
19-11-2006, 08:20
First update. Sorry for the poor pic, but you can see what I have assembled so far. All I have left to assemble is the second tactical squad, the Baal Predator, and a few more Death Company marines. Anyway, this isn't much, but I hope yall will be satisfied till I get some better pictures.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/umm037.jpg

Cheers,
MCA.

Deadleyheadley
19-11-2006, 11:48
Looking forward to seeing some painted minis :) ,Good luck with it all :)

Astador
19-11-2006, 14:54
Thanks! I have no were near as much to do as you, but hell, I have to much! lol

I'll probably do a table somewhere in here as well!

love your log btw!

Astador
19-11-2006, 17:23
Update on the Libby. I think my photos would be better on my phone than this PoS camera. I'll borrow my dads and take better pics soon!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/umm040.jpg

Astador
19-11-2006, 19:28
Ok well, I’m at work so I can’t get any painting done so I thought I would write up lists of what I have to paint. This project will extend till the release of the new Dar k Angels, It will involve me painting over 500 models I hope. Currently waiting painting is around 200. Add 100 Death Korps, 100 Tyranids, 100 Tau, and 100 Eldar. So if I do the armies I want it should be around 600 models in all. So here is what I am looking at painting. As before, I’ll list it in order. It is also split by Good guys and Bad guys.

Flesh Tearers
Librarian in TDA
Command Squad of 5
Death Company Chaplain
9 Death Company marines
1 Death Company Rhino
20 Tactical Marines
1 Rhino
1 Baal Predator

Black Templars
Marshall in TDA
Chaplain in TDA
Emperors Champion
1 Venerable Dreadnought
5 Sword Brethren
5 Sword brethren Terminators
20 Neophytes
10 Initiates
1 Land Raider Crusader
1 Predator Annihilator
1 Predator Destructor
Allied Daemonhunters
Inquisitor Lord
Retinue of 6
20 Storm Troopers
2 Rhinos
Orbital Bombardment

Dark Angels 3rd Company
Grand Master in AA
Command Squad of 5
Chaplain w/Jump pack
2 Dreadnoughts
1 Venerable Dreadnought
60 Tactical Marines
20 Assault Marines
20 Devastators
1 Predator Annihilator
Grand Master Azrael
Chief Librarian Ezekiel
Interrogator Chaplain Asmodai
Brother Bethor
6 Dark Angel Veterans
Rhino

Deathwing
Grand Master Gabriel
Command Squad of 6
Librarian Lucien
Master Chaplain Astador
2 Dreadnoughts
1 Venerable Dreadnought
18 Terminators

Tau
Commander in Battle Suit
Bodyguard of 2
2 Broadsides
6 Stealth Suits
20 Firewarriors
20 Kroot
2 Krootox
2 Pathfinders with Rail Rifles
4 Pathfinders
Hammerhead
Skyray
Devilfish

Death Korps of Krieg
69th Infantry of Verdun
Heroic Senior Officer
Command of 5
Anti-tank squad
Fire Support Squad
Commissar
Grenadiers
Junior Officer
Command of 5
60 Death Korps
6 Fire Support Squads
30 Death Riders
9 Heavy Mortars
68th Armour “Death Jesters”
Vanquisher Command Tank
2 Vanquisher Battle Tanks
6 Leman Russ Battle Tanks
1 Storm Blade

Eldar
1 Farseer
Seer Council of 5
Avatar
6 Howling Banshees
6 Striking Scorpions
30 Guardians
30 Dire Avengers
Wave Serpent
3 Wraith Lords

Ravenwing
Grand Master Gideon in LS
Command of 2 LS Tornados
Chaplain
16 Bikes
4 Attack Bikes
3 Land Speeder Tornados


Total Troops- 535
Total Vehicles- 27

Enemies of my Death Korps.
The 215th Krieg Rifles (devoted to Nurgle)
Chaos Lord in TDA
Great Unclean One
60 Zombies
40 Traitors
Fire Support Squad

The Night Stalkers Reserve Regiment (devoted to Undivided)
Senior Officer
Command of 5
Anti-Tank Squad
Fire Support Squad
50 Traitors
2 Leman Russ’

Daemon Alliances
40 Plague Bearers

Cities of Death
Omega level table big enough for a 6000 point+ battle.


Well that’s all I plan to do over the next couple months. Hopefully I can pull it off. I already own all but the Death Korps, the Eldar, and the Ravenwing; I also need to get the 20 Storm Troopers, 10 Devastators, 5 Assault Marines, and the Dark Angel characters.
The table will be completed slowly while I work on everything else. I need to decide how big 6000 pts+ will be on a city fight table. Any help is appreciated.

I’ll be sure to post more pictures soon! I am also thinking of doing a Cadian and a Grey Knight army sometime soon. Unlike Deadly who has a display case, I do not. Although I am going to try and find one I can use. It will either be mine or Hobby Towns who supplies me with paints or glue for my projects as long as I buy stuff that costs more money! Lol
Cheers,
MCA.

Astador
20-11-2006, 04:24
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/umm050.jpg

Well aside from breaking this PoS camera and an Xbox control(curse my bad night) I got some more work done on this guy. Hard to see from the picture but all that it left to do is the gems and lenses and his right arm. Hopefully I can finish that in the next 20 minutes or so. Anyway, sorry about the shittacular pics.
Cheers,
MCA.

Zodiac
20-11-2006, 13:40
cant really see anything sir, it looks good from what I CAN see, and thats not damn much.

Astador
20-11-2006, 15:49
Yeah, I have no idea whats going on with this camera. I am going to stick a ruined building in the backround and see how he comes out. For some reason it will work with something behind the model. I'll see what I can do. But I might break the camera! lol

Astador
20-11-2006, 16:24
Ok well this one is abit better. I'm working on fixing the camera.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/umm056.jpg

leeoaks
20-11-2006, 17:00
you need to focus on the model! what cam do u have?

Astador
20-11-2006, 18:14
It was! :P The reason it appears I focused on the building is because I cropped it! lol The camera just likes picking out things in the backround! lol Anyway, I finished him up and I'll use a better camera tonight or tomorrow. The better one is a nice Nikon, this is a Samsung Digimax 4010 and it sucks! lol

Astador
20-11-2006, 23:42
Well I am going to talk to the 'rents and see if I can crash at my dads, or have him bring me the camera at work so I can use it tonight. His is a really nice Nikon D70, I want to say thats the right model but I'm not sure. I finsihed my Librarian completely aside from sealing him. I found Razorwire so I added it to his base. I'll post pictures when I get off work tonight!

Astador
22-11-2006, 02:48
Finished the first two scouts, working on the third! Pics up as soon as my brother and his friend get off the Xbox and I can get there to take the pics!
Third one done.
Working on the Sergeant now.

Althanan
22-11-2006, 05:26
I wouldn't be so sure that you're focusing on the model, as the focus is strongly in the background in every shot.

From what I can see, though, it looks nice :)

Astador
22-11-2006, 05:56
Yeah, I'm not sure anymore! :P But I'll be at my dads the rest of the week, so I'll be able to use the nice Nikon. I was hoping to get more pics tonihgt, but my brother and his friend are still playing halo and I need sleep before going to work in the morning. I need to finish the Sniper Sergeant and seal them all. I'll post pics in the morning hopefully!

Scorpio
22-11-2006, 14:59
I saw you talking over on captain wolfy's thread so i thought i'd post over here and tell you to hurry up!:D ;)

-Scorpio

Astador
22-11-2006, 15:03
Haha yeah, he is keeping me in line! lol

I'll hurry up with the pics! I'll have the Nikon the rest of the week which means I'll be able to take some very good pics! haha, not to mention I can finish my Flesh Tearers tomorrow! NO work!! YAY! lol

Scorpio
22-11-2006, 15:11
Good good. Now back to Work!;)

-Scorpio

Astador
22-11-2006, 15:42
Well thats where I be heading! lol I get off at 4:30 and have to go to a birthday party, then it is home to work! lol

Astador
23-11-2006, 21:38
Ok just thought I would post a quick update on my Turkey Day Progress.

Before I go out to play some football, I finished the first Tactical Squad- 8 men, 5 Scout Snipers, and the Librarian.

Left to paint;
Chaplain, Death Company, DC Rhino, Rhino, Second Tactical Squad, Land Speeder Tornado, Baal Predator.

The Tactical Marines took me about 2 hours to paint. I tried to do some weathering like dust around their feet, I think it looks really good. Definatly a Table Top Quality, which is what I am aiming for.

I'll post pictures after Turkey Day Dinner, my dad is to busy cooking to let me use his camera so he said I have to wait.

Hopefully by the time I post pictures the DC will be done.
Cheers,
Astador.

Scorpio
24-11-2006, 03:02
You havent eaten dinner yet? Its like 9:00.(for you and me)

Come on we want pics!:D ;)

-Scorpio

Astador
24-11-2006, 03:40
I've been at dinner since 7 till about 45 minutes ago. Second squad is almost done. Just abit more work to do on them. My stepmom is bein a bitch and won't let my dad and I set up the camera. She's like does it have to be done on Thanksgiving? And I was just like uh yeah. And she goes, their not going anywhere, you'll live. I just took my incense and walked off like ugh bitch! haha That was definatly a typical teenager moment for yall!

Scorpio, where you from?

Astador
24-11-2006, 05:04
OK, well no pics, to late for them now. But I thought I would let yall know what I got done today.
Today finished was 16 Tactical marines, both squads done.
Started today was the Death Company and the Death Company Chaplain. Hopefully I'll finish them after work tomorrow so I can begin painting the Land Speeder. I did some freehand work on the Sergeants, just a couple of red spikes on ones power fist, and some flames on the others power sword. Also tried doing freehand notchs for the first time. I think it looks pretty good. Another first time thing I did was dust around their feet. Never tried it before and I think I managed to pull off a very realistic effect. Although I know on the Librarian I should have gotten the back of the cloak, I didn't. Don't kill me! lol

Scorpio
24-11-2006, 16:25
I'm up in Minnesota. Much colder up here.

These marines are sounding good. I cant wait for some pics.

-Scorpio

Astador
24-11-2006, 16:29
Ah. I know some people up that way. Family friends though.

Thanks, I'm stuck at work atm so no work on the army. I realized today though that these really are Flesh Eaters, not Flesh Tearers. But I think Flesh Tearers is a better name, so I am going to stick with it! lol

Easy E
24-11-2006, 16:30
Regarding the photos, the reason it focused on the background is that most cameras have an optimum focus point (I don't remeber the technical term now) that they will focus in on. Most cameras are not designed to take close up pictures on minis. Look on your digital camera and see if it has a button with a small flower next to it. If it does, hit that and it will activate your macro lense, this will let you take in focus close up pictures. If you do not have this option, try photoing your minis at a greater distance. Also, keep a solid colored background when possible.

That's a lot to paint, and seeing photos of your work will help inspire you to progress.

Astador
24-11-2006, 16:33
Well that photo was taken with Macro, anyway this is what my photos should be looking like tonight.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Unforgiven%20magazine/chaplain.jpg

That be the Chaplain from my Dark Angels. It really is the Camera I used not me! lol

Astador
24-11-2006, 21:29
Well the internet here at work was down for awhile. While it was I worked on my DK lists. I figured what the hell, let’s give them some spice.

First up is the first half of my army, the 69th Rifles of Verdun

The 69th Rifles of Verdun

Headquarters
Senior Command

Heroic Senior Officer Barbarossa, High Lord of the 69th Rifles of Verdun.
Power Weapon, Blessed, Carapace Armour.
Sergeant Marcus, command squad of Barbarossa
Master-vox, Standard of the 69th, Special Weapons
Sergeant Brandon, Anti-Tank Support Squad of Barbarossa
Lascannon Teams 1, 2, and 3
Sergeant Aune, Fire Support Squad of Barbarossa
Heavy Bolter Teams 1, 2, and 3

Lord Commissar Vladimir
Power Fist, Bolt Pistol, Carapace Armour

High Priest Azle
Blessed Chainsword

Junior Command

Junior Officer Fitch, Apprentice to High Lord Barbarossa.
Power Fist, Bolter Pistol, Carapace Armour
Sergeant Bartholomew, command squad of Fitch
Vox, Special Weapons
Sergeant Hampton, Anti-Tank Squad of Fitch
Lascannon Teams 4, 5, and 6
Sergeant Russe, Fire Support Squad of Fitch
Heavy Bolter Teams 4, 5, and 6

Commissar Alek, apprentice of Lord Commissar Vladimir.
Power Fist, Bolt Pistol, Carapace Armour

Repentant Ariel, apprentice to High Priest Azle.
Blessed Chainsword

Veterans

Sergeant Shane Conways Last Chancers, Veterans of the Butchers of Krieg Rebellion.
Demo Charge, Suicide Squad

Sergeant Deadeyes Snipers, Veterans of Medusa V
Sniper Rifles

Sergeant Grimes Grenadiers, Veterans of the 215th Krieg Rifles Uprising
Heavy Flamer, Flamer

Infantry

Frontline

Sergeant Bates Frontline Infantry
Vox, Special Weapons, Heavy Bolter
Sergeant Caleb’s Frontline Infantry
Vox, Special Weapons, Heavy Bolter
Sergeant Hughes Frontline Infantry
Vox, Special Weapons, Heavy Bolter

Reserve

Sergeant Schwalls Reserve Infantry,
Vox, Special Weapons, Heavy Bolter
Sergeant Rufus Reserve Infantry
Vox, Special Weapons, Heavy Bolter
Sergeant Reeds Reserve Infantry
Vox, Special Weapons, Heavy Bolter

Cavalry

Sergeant Nolan’s Death Riders
Carapace Armour, Heavy Lances, Lasguns

Sergeant Morgan’s Death Riders
Carapace Armour, Heavy Lances, Lasguns

Sergeant Michael’s Death Riders
Carapace Armour, Heavy Lances, Lasguns

Armoured Support

Sergeant Shields Heavy Mortar Squad
Heavy Mortar Batteries 1, 2, and 3

Sergeant Lindsey’s Heavy Mortar Squad
Heavy Mortar Batteries 4, 5, and 6

Sergeant Lawrence’s Heavy Mortar Squad
Heavy Mortar Batteries 7, 8, and 9

Second is the Armoured Company that supports the 69th Rifles, the 68th Death Jesters Armoured Company.

The 68th Death Jesters Armoured Company

Headquarters

Senior Command

Lord Marshall Cole, High Lord of the 68th Death Jesters Armoured Company
Vanquisher Command Tank, Improved Comms, Reinforced Armour

Tank Ace Lord Commissar Jenkins
Vanquisher Tank, Reinforced Armour

Tank Ace Lieutenant Celica
Vanquisher Tank, Reinforced Armour


Junior Command

Junior Marshall James, apprentice of Lord Marshall Cole.
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Reinforced Armour



Mobile Infantry

Tank Commander Jacob
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Reinforced Armour

Tank Commander Robin
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Reinforced Armour

Tank Commander Fraley
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Reinforced Armour

Tank Commander Gregory
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Reinforced Armour

Tank Commander Brutus
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Reinforced Armour

Tank Commander Ethan
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Reinforced Armour


Artillery Support

Tank Commander Cecil
Basilisk Artillery Tank

Tank Commander Dylan
Basilisk Artillery Tank

Tank Commander Derek
Basilisk Artillery Tank


As well as their enemies.

The 215th Damned of Krieg
Servants of the Plague Lord
Headquarters
Senior Command
Lord Bereavement, Lord of Death and Plague
Manreaper, Mark of Nurgle
Chosen of Krieg, Bereavements Command
Terminator Armour, Mark of Nurgle

Lord Helzberg, Commander of the 215th Damned of Krieg
Power Weapon, Carapace Armour
Champion Ashlist, Helzbergs command
Master-Vox, Corrupt Standard of the 215th, Corrupt flesh.
Champion Penitent, Fire Support Squad of Helzberg
Heavy Bolter Teams 1, 2, and 3
Champion Ravener, Anti-Tank Squad of Helzberg
Lascannon Teams 1, 2, and 3

Junior Command
Aristocrat Valion, Voice of Helzberg
Power Weapon, Carapace Armour

Infantry

Champion Aristotle’s Damned of Krieg
Plague Zombies of the city of Ashland

Champion Octavian’s Damned of Krieg
Plague Zombies of the city of Sparta

Champion Aurelius’ Damned of Krieg
Plague Zombies of the city of Helzberg

Champion Gorium’s Lost Legion
The Missing Death Korps assigned to the planet of Cadia.

Champion Garro’s Plague Bearers
Death Korps from the ash land of Slav.

Daemon Alliances

Great Unclean One, Lord of Nurgle

Plague Bearers


The Butchers of Krieg
Reserve Regiment
Headquarters
Senior Command
Lord Luko, High Lord of the Butchers of Krieg reserve regiment
Power Weapon, Tough Skin
Sergeant Raven, Command of Luko
Master-Vox, Special Weapons, Tough Skin, Corrupt Standard of the Butchers of Krieg
Sergeant Alex, Anti-Tank Squad of Luko
Lascannon Teams 1, 2, and 3
Sergeant Brock, Fire Support Squad of Luko
Heavy Bolter Teams 1, 2, and 3

Junior Command
Aristocrat Klein, Voice of Luko
Power Weapon, Tough Skin

Infantry

The Butchers of Krieg, the remains of the 666th Death Korps Regiment
50 Traitors, Tough Skin

Fire Support

Tank Commander Argoth
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Corrupt Armour

Tank Commander Sanchez
Leman Russ Battle Tank, Corrupt Armour

Scorpio
24-11-2006, 21:32
Ah. I know some people up that way. Family friends though.


And i have some family and friends who live down by you:eek: CONSPIRACY!;) The chappy look sweet.
Those lists look good though i'm not that experienced with guard.

-Scorpio

WarWolf
24-11-2006, 21:41
That be the Chaplain from my Dark Angels.
Hey, man, I love this mini ;), nice panting job...

And BdW, good photo ;).

Astador
24-11-2006, 21:42
Insane, where at?

Thanks, it is more of a fluff list/make up of the regiments than my actual army lists. Tough Skin and Reinforced armour are Carapace Armour and Extra Armour, I just liked the way they sounded, Corrupt armour is Possessed.

Thanks! I did it awhile ago as a display quality to show off my commission level work, although with this project taking full swing, I don't think I shall have much time for commissions! haha

Scorpio
25-11-2006, 05:42
I have a good friend in Austin and an uncle who lives part time in dallas.
Awesome chappy as said.

-Scorpio

Astador
25-11-2006, 06:00
Haha cool cool, I'm really from Benbrooke/North Crowley, but its all good! lol

Thanks again, sorry no pics tonight, went to a parade downtown and just got home. 'rents are pissed that I didn't call but I was chillen with my best friends.

EmperorsChamp01
25-11-2006, 06:17
Looks great man. What list are you using for the DK?????

Captain_Wolverine
25-11-2006, 15:13
Thought I'd better show my face in here after all the time you have spent in my log.

You gotta get your self a camera dude, save you nagging you Father.

MeatGrinder
25-11-2006, 16:25
That chap is really cool

Scorpio
25-11-2006, 16:32
Have fun explainin to your parents i know what you mean:rolleyes:

Now more pics!

-Scorpio

Astador
25-11-2006, 16:55
Haha their cool with it as long as I don't tell them it was my friends mom, but one of my friends from work that took me home at 12! lol Alright, I don't go to work till 4 today so I shall be finishing my DC and taking plenty of pics.

Emperors Champ; your way ahead of me! lol I am only thinking about what I am going to use, but my loyal DK are the 215th Rifles of Verdun, so that will more than likely be what the list somewhat looks like. Junior Command is Platoon Command, I am trying to make the list somewhat fluffly so it might not follow the rules like it should, but for games it will.

Captain_Wolverine; Glad to see you show your face here since most the time in order to get you to harass me to work on something I have to go to your thread! :P I have a Nikon but it is broken, my parents are getting it fixed, they just haven't yet! lol

MeatGrinder; Thanks mate! I did it almost two months ago! lol

Scorpio; I know I know! Don't worry there will be more today! lol

Aquilla
25-11-2006, 19:22
Looking good!

How many parts does the jump pack chappie come in? I'm considering buying one and I need to know before I start parting with the money.

Astador
25-11-2006, 20:18
He comes in 3 Parts. Body, Jump Pack, and Bolt Pistol. I had a left over GD Captain from 2005 and used his Storm Bolter Arm instead.

Taking pics now, working on getting them right. I love my dads Nikon! lol

Astador
25-11-2006, 21:39
OK well here are the pics! Sorry their not the best I can do with this camera, I found out I was supposed to be at work at 3:30 and that was 10 till 3. So I did these quickly.

Librarian;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4434.jpg

First four of squad 1;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4450.jpg

Last four;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4449.jpg

Sergeants Sword;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4451.jpg

Astador
25-11-2006, 21:40
First four of second squad;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4445.jpg

Last four;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4448.jpg

First 3 scouts;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4452.jpg

Last 2 scouts;
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/DSC_4453.jpg

Well? What do you guys think?

Scorpio
25-11-2006, 22:06
Awesome! If you could get alittle closer on the pics next time i'm sure they would look even better. But you pulled off the scheme well and bases look sweet.

-Scorpio

Astador
25-11-2006, 22:12
Thanks mate! Yeah I took these really fast for yall so I could post them when I got to work, I'll get better pics of the completed army! lol

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 05:11
You're getting a lot of blue tint within the pictures. Use the following settings on your camera based on these light conditions

Standard yellow/neon/saver bulbs/outdoors/ultra white: Tungsten lighting settings

Natural light bulbs/Natural flourescent etc etc (which you should be using to paint with): Flourescent or Flourescent H



Tungsten under natural bults will give a blue tint.

Flourescent/H under standard bulbs will give a red or orange tint.

Astador
26-11-2006, 05:16
Thanks, yeah usually I photograph at night with a second set of lamps but since family is in this past week I have to make due with the one lamp. I need my multihead one bacK!! lol

Damn I don't think I'll post pics anymore! lol I don't get comments! I get more comments without the pics than I do with them! lol

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 05:21
Hey listen, I learned something important when I attended adepticon 2006. I know one of the judges and he told me the absolute biggest disapointment was the lack of GOOD display boards for armies. This also includes people's ability for dynamics and scenic bases. Right now you're on the perfect track. Paint quality is good, but honestly, modeling time is where it really counts. Puting forth the extended effort to create large and extensive scenic bases is really important for getting past TTQ. I'm not a really good painter, but I love making a model stand out with bases. Why do you think I dropped $100 on epicast bases for my tson army? :cheese:

I will also put in a note that almost every digital camera these days has exact duplicate instruction booklets in PDF form online. PM me details on your camera and perhaps I can help you clear those picts up a little bit. Feel free to AIM me too. I use trillian, so the links under my avatar won't show me online, but you can click on them for acct details.

Astador
26-11-2006, 05:26
Haha yeah, I learned the same lesson at Golden Demon Chicago 2005. I spent hours on a dreadnought, finished the night before. My first real attempt at freehand, but I didn't have time to do the base I wanted. Didn't make first cut, I was bummed. Talked to a guy, Rymer on B&C who entered his dread as well, get gave me alot of great pointers on it. He said the same thing as you! lol

I looked at Epicast for my DK army, but I am already spending over 1.5K on it so I'd rather not add the bases to that. But I plan on doing them myself. I'm very independent, if I can make it myself, I will. I'm not the best sculpter, but I try anyway.

Speaking of the dread. I think I have a pic somewhere. One sec.

Astador
26-11-2006, 05:29
Found it. Not just my first freehand attempt but also one of my earlier expirements with NMM.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/MCA/Blood%20Angels/0c0312e7.jpg

I know the paint was a tad thick in places with is prolly why it didn't make first cut, but I am still to proud to strip the baby and repaint her.
What do yall think? Did I do good for first attempts?

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 05:29
Some judges look at bases more than the model because models are pre-rendered so to speak. It takes creativity and scratch building know-how to make a good base. :) A model has three main parts. Paint method, model dynamics, presentation(base)

The dread looks pretty good for freehand though. I have very little experience with this myself. I just love to play and model. :) I'm not a fan of actual painting to be honest. This is why I will probably speed paint my eldar red with the airbrush. You'll see a lot of unpainted picts of my stuff though. :)

Astador
26-11-2006, 05:32
I agree with you on that. I love seeing beautifully painted armies, but if their bases suck, then I tend to not like them. I love City Fight, I am a big fan of Saving Private Ryan, and I like the thought of the last city in the movie. I want a 40K table like that eventually(Last thing in this project) but I like making my bases so they remind me of the cities from that movie. I'll probably do Cobble stone for one of my armies. I am not sure which though. Pic of dread above.

Astador
26-11-2006, 05:37
I am officially adding a fantasy army to my blog. I am going to paint a Brettonian army for display only, I'll paint a unit of them between each 40K unit. I want to base it off Kingdom of Heaven and the Crusades. I love Balin and the Knights from that movie and am planning converting him and his knights. This army won't be for games, I just want it for display so I will not be buying the rule books or anything. This army will start next Saturday.

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 05:41
Ahh fantasy. Not a fan myself. Although I did have $500 in lizardmen that I just sold recently. It paid for my airbrush. :) Brets are pretty scurry tho. You should get yourself lighted glass tower for them.

Astador
26-11-2006, 05:45
Lighted glass tower? As in the ones they have a GW?
I tried to convince my parents to buy me one from Ikea, is that how you spell it? Your american you should know! lol

I don't like the way fantasy plays but love Brettonians, I love the Crusades so Brettonians fit my love! lol

Thanks for the comment on the dread. I tend to speed paint, thats what I'm doing with my FT and most my other stuff. I like to have TTQ so I don't freehand on most my models, but I will do minor freehand on characters. You can't see it, but on the Librarian I did for them I did a Freehand BA symbol on his right shoulder pad above the scroll.

Astador
26-11-2006, 15:42
Ok well, I am at work, there isn't a single person here so I figure what the hell I'll do some FW planning. Ok well I get paid Thursday, so I will be ordering my first Death Korps. I am getting 2 Firing Squads, 1 Running Squad(for command), 1 Heavy Flamer team to convert the Senior Officer and Junior Officer from, and a Tank Commissar. Also, Saturday I shall be buying the first of my Brettonian Knights, so I'll post a list of the Brettonians I plan to paint in about 15 minutes. Right now I need something to eat or something.

Astador
26-11-2006, 17:33
Ok, well the knights are on hold. I decided I wanted 2 Valkyries from FW, and I began making a third ally to my Death Korps. So Allow me to introduce you to the remains of the Cadian 110th.

Headquarters
Senior Command
Lord Castro, Commander in Chief of the Cadian 110th.
Sergeant Astro, Command of Lord Castro
-Special Weapons, Standard of the 110th.
Fire Support Squad- heavy bolters
Anti-tank- missile launchers

Junior Command
Castellan Franson, Junior Officer
Sergeant Yuriko, Command of Franson.
Fire support- heavy bolters
anti-tank- missile launchers

Infantry
60 Guardsmen

Armour
3 Leman Russ Battle Tanks.

Phox
27-11-2006, 00:28
Thoughtd I'd pop by since you've been dipping into my log ^^

I love the scouts, their bases make them look much more...well scouty. Also the pose of the guy on the far right in the first four of squad 1 is awesome. I just like modles that seem to tell a story as it were :D

Astador
27-11-2006, 00:34
haha thanks mate! Yeah I love my models to have stories to them and be able to convey emotion. I'll hopefully get some pics of the Deathcompany Chaplain tonight.

Keep painting, and I'll keep popping in your thread and keep ya going! lol

Captain_Wolverine
27-11-2006, 00:52
I pictures of your marines very good very nice but you know what I am after mate so you done it yet.

Astador
27-11-2006, 01:20
I know I know, he's the lone Tau. He'll be done once I finish the Chaplains base. I don't want to work on the DC so I shall take a break for the lone Firewarrior.

Easy E
27-11-2006, 07:32
I like the Bi-pod one of the scouts is using. Nice touch.

Astador
27-11-2006, 13:24
Thanks! I wanted them to look somewhat dynamic without having to completely repose them.

Astador
27-11-2006, 22:21
Hey guys, I was thinking today and realized I am going to have 60 extra Cadians and 9 Heavy weapons teams from my Death Korps so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to actually use them for.

Also, not this weekend but next I plan on ordering my first 70 Death Korps. $440 worth of DK! The following order, after I paint the first 70 will be 2 Heavy Bolter squads(3 man squads), 2 Lascannon Squads, 2 Grenadier Squads, and the following order is a Valkyrie. Once I finish them I should be starting my armoured company or another army, haven't decided yet.

My Vostroyan/Ad, Mech army is starting to come together in my head.
Arch Magos
Command
Tech Priest
Command
30 Tech Adepts

Not much further than that yet though. With the almost $900 for my Death Korps bit counting supplies and stuff, this one will take more time.

Althanan
27-11-2006, 23:30
Hmmm... with a bit of converting, the Vostroyan models WOULD make a nice AdMech force... nice thinking

Astador
27-11-2006, 23:34
Saw someone come up with the idea in LotE blog and looked into it. It will take much work, but well worth it I think. We'll just have to see, right now I am only focussing on ordering the first 70 Death Korps and finishing my other 4 armies.

Astador
27-11-2006, 23:35
Oh almost forgot, I finished the Chaplain for my Deathcompany last night, I have off of work the next 3 days, so I shall be finishing up the Flesh Eaters and starting on the Black Templars and their Demon Hunter/Witch Hunter allies.

Althanan
28-11-2006, 00:12
Aye, I may consider doing that myself. However, I first have to finish my own armies I've got going right now (Eldar, Tau, IG, and possibly DH) before I can consider doing that.

Astador
28-11-2006, 00:39
Yeah same. I have to many models, but I like the idea so I will keep toying with it! lol

Scorpio
28-11-2006, 01:14
70 Death Korps and finishing my other 4 armies.


Must i sat more?;) :D

-Scorpio

Astador
28-11-2006, 01:20
Heh heh. I like going big now that I have a job that I get payed to sit on the computer and talk on myspace. I mean What could be better? Well besides a job a Warhammer World, but thats on the other side of the ocean and I don't think GW hires part timers anymore.

Astador
29-11-2006, 03:35
Small update, sorry no pics, to late to break out the camera set up.
Anyway, I finished up the Death Company, I have off until Friday night so I should finish my Flesh Eaters either tommorrow night or Thursday. All thats left is the Rhino, the Baal Predator, and the Land Speeder.

FearFrost
29-11-2006, 05:59
Astador, what are you shooting your pics with?

Do you have photoshop?

Astador
30-11-2006, 00:16
its a Samsung my mom bought awhile ago. I use a Nikon when I can.

And sadly my photoshop decided it hated me and no longer works.

Light of the Emperor
30-11-2006, 02:02
Vostroyans are bought mainly for two reasons: Witchunter stormtroopers or AdMech infantry. They can pull both off quite convincingly. There's so many opportunities with an AdMech army...the conversion possibilities are endless. I look forward to you taking on that project...oh and the Death Korp one too.

Good stuff overall! Keep doing what you're doing!

Scorpio
30-11-2006, 02:15
Vostroyans are the russian ones right? Well that would be interesting. Vostroyans have always seemed pretty cool to me. But stay the course and finish up man!

-Scorpio

FearFrost
30-11-2006, 02:53
You should play with your white balance settings, because your photos have a ton of blue in them. Try and shoot with a white background, too :)

Astador
30-11-2006, 03:54
Thanks for the comments guys. Fearfrost they are taken on a white backround. I was messing with the camera for these photos.

LotE; thanks for dropping by mate. Yeah yours look good though! But I have always liked the Admech stuff.

Scorpio; Yes they are the russians. lol
Don't worry I will stay true to my path and finish my other stuff first. I finished the Land Speeder today, all thats left is the Rhino and Baal left.

I just bought Dark Gods, I know I should have read Horus Rising first, but I couldn't find it so I will get it later, but hopefully this will inspire me to do some preheresy stuff soon! lol

Captain_Wolverine
30-11-2006, 04:02
I beg you from one Welsh hobbit to an Texan Ranger plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz

Do just one Tau fire Warrior (with a pic) before you start the next army!!!!!!!!!

plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz

If you do not Spam will not only be a processed meat in a can lol!!!!










I mean it ..................................






But Great work by the way!!!

Astador
30-11-2006, 04:11
Hahah I will! I might have off from school tomorrow, cuz as I said in your thread, it is about to snow here, and lucky for me the Firewarrior is already primed. :P He will be seeing paint tomorrow, just for you mate.

FearFrost
30-11-2006, 05:07
Oh man, if you can wait, read Horus Rising first. It will really screw up the story for you if you read them out of order...HR totally sets up the characters and feel of the narrative.

Frosty

Scorpio
30-11-2006, 20:55
I think you mean false gods, not dark gods. But yes trust me in this READ HORUS RISING FIRST! Not only is it a good book but there are so many times that false gods references HR. You'll be lost and trust me in this.

-Scorpio

Astador
30-11-2006, 22:12
I read parts of Horus Rising just never finished reading it befor someone took it back from me. I'll try to finish it, but I'm really pulled into False Gods. lol It was late when I typed that. Unfortunatly FWISD's new superintendent is from Rhode Island and doesn't think abit of snow in Texas is a reason to get out of school when every other district here was out. Stupid people.....
Anyway, now I'm off to work on finishing my Flesh Eaters. 2 Tanks left. Then it will be a Fire Warrior just for Captain_Wolverine.

Scorpio
01-12-2006, 00:36
I remember hearing once that it took only 2 inches to close schools in texas. Its was in 2nd grade(some years ago obviously) but we were using a "smartboard" to talk to some texas kids a few grades ahead of us. Quite interesting. And i know what you mean about annoying superintendents. I swear ours was from Alaska. Several occasions we had 2 feet of snow or more and the stupid guy still made us go to school...Well thats life now lets see some marines!

-Scorpio

Astador
01-12-2006, 01:22
haha no sorry mate. All it takes here to close schools used to be the words "Roads frozen over" and it was all hell. lol

I finished the Rhino, well did, until I decided to add more freehand and try my hand at something new on it again. Im going to do a winged blood drop on the top hatches, half will be black with a red half of the drop and angellic wings, and the other half will be red with a black half of the drop and leathery demon wings. It will represent the part of the Chapter suffering from the Black Rage, and seeing as it is my DC rhino without all the stupid red X's I think it fits well.

Astador
01-12-2006, 02:20
Alright well it is only fair to give yall some pics since I have been talking about the rhino.

Here are some pics of the freehand, the gloss won't be noticable when I seal the army.
Top Hatch
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/umm061.jpg

Front
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/umm062.jpg

The back will have the angel of death I think, or Sanguiness. idk yet. Gah can't spell tonight.

Captain_Wolverine
01-12-2006, 02:30
theres somethiing not sitting quite right with me but not sure the pic is not telling me the whole story, but looking good.

Astador
01-12-2006, 02:33
In the first pic you can't really see the divide between black and red on the blood drop. I might change it to one color since I didn't realize that the area was smaller than I thought.

Anything else that looks wrong?

Captain_Wolverine
01-12-2006, 02:34
You using a daylight bulb mate or standard bulb?

Astador
01-12-2006, 02:35
Flash. lol I just took quick snaps, nothing fancy till he is done! lol

Captain_Wolverine
01-12-2006, 02:39
well turn off flash then use daylight bulb not as professional as the deadley set up but is cheap and is doing some justice for my models

templar1013
01-12-2006, 02:41
They look good so far, the color scheme is a little hard to see very well on the rhino and some of the marines, but it looks pretty good!

I think its maybe just the dark red not contrasting much with the black...probably looks better in person.

Astador
01-12-2006, 02:41
I will, right now just wanted to give everyone a quick crap pic of what I am working on.

Did I do a good job on the freehand?

Yeah mate, they actually look really good sitting on my yellow kitchen table! :D lol

Captain_Wolverine
01-12-2006, 02:43
The flash seems to be bleeching some of it out so it is hard to see but what I can see lookks great keep it up.

Your braver than me I never freehand to scared to cock up.

Astador
01-12-2006, 02:46
I love freehand, I was talking to my art teacher at school(Aparently the class is required?) and was like I love art, and she was like well why don't you try harder in here? And I had to explain to her how I work. I can't draw for **** on paper, but something is different about models. I couldn't draw my freehand things on a piece of paper, but I can do them on a model, idk.

templar1013
01-12-2006, 02:48
Wow...thats the opposite of me...i cant do anything freehand with a brush!

Astador
01-12-2006, 02:51
haha I am weird. Like stuff other people can't do one way but can do another, I tend to be the opposite. Like last year I studied for a final for a class I was failing, and I failed the final after studying for a week. I bet if I didn't study I would have passed. I never study and I don't fail tests! lol

Captain_Wolverine
01-12-2006, 03:12
you wait for uni it changes big style

Astador
01-12-2006, 03:21
I bet! lol I will be studying when I graduate in '09.

Anyway, I am about to get off for the night, I am tired. I added freehand to the back of the rhino, angel of death holding his scythe while his birds fly away. its a greyscale freehand work, I think I might carry some of that style over to my LatD and definatly my Admech stuff will see lots of Grey Scale art.

Captain_Wolverine
01-12-2006, 03:26
Let me just say I am 25 done uni even a postgrad course and I am now a qualified science teacher studying has never been more important and now I can see both side of the coin from the student and fromt he teacher point of view

Astador
01-12-2006, 03:31
Haha I hear what your saying, what kind of science?

Captain_Wolverine
01-12-2006, 03:40
Well there is 3 main levels of science in the Uk:
KS3 which is ages 11-13/14: General Science is taught
KS4 which is agea 14-15/16: At this level physics, biology and chemistry are taught separately by specialised teachers.
A levels ages 16 to 17/18: Again separated specialism but at a advanced level this is also before uni and are usually require to attend uni too

I can teach all the above levels but at KS4 and A level my specialism is Biology

TanithScout
01-12-2006, 04:43
hey astador, so far the army looks good. better pictures could definatly help though : )

the shot of your chaplain was great...

also, just an fyi, it seems you are using the flesh eaters scheme. are you just using the scheme for a flesh tearers army, or were you actually intending to do the flesh eaters?

Astador
01-12-2006, 22:38
Well now I know who to ask if I need some help with my science! lol

TanithScout; I realized that after I had called them Flesh Tearers. I'm not sure what their name will be yet, I like the name flesh tearers but the colors of the flesh eaters and would rather use the logo of the plain Blood Angels. So I suppose they shall be called Astadors Flesh Tearers! lol

Thanks for the chaplain comments, IW ish I could have used the same set-up for all my photos. But now that the grandparents are gone I should be able to while I am at my dads. So for now until I get my camera fixed these crappy ones will have to do. Just got my paycheck today. $205.55 for 32.5 hours of work, not bad eh? About $150 will go to ordering 70 Death Kords of Krieg the other $55 will pay for their Senior Officer and my usual expenses. I think I need to either do commissions again or sell some things.
Cheers,
Astador.

Scorpio
02-12-2006, 04:32
Not bad at all astador. Well lets see more pics..scratch that lets see more pics when you have your good camera!;)

-Scorpio

Astador
02-12-2006, 04:39
Haha I'll try and take some tomorrow at the club. I need to finish the Baal while I'm there, I have to be at work at 7 tomorrow so now work tonight unless it is assembling and priming the Baal.

Astador
02-12-2006, 19:49
Ok well I'm at work till 4 but I brought False Gods with me to keep me busy! I'm finished wth the first part about to start Plague Moon. Its really good! haha Anyway, now to explain this post.

Ok well while reading I have been thinking about how to go about getting my Black Templars out of the way as fast as possible painting them to a tabletop standard. Here is my plan for today while I am at the club.
Step 1.
Beg for commission work to make extra money, whether it is painting an army, painting a squad, character whatever, the money is good.
Step 2.
Beg for parts and more marines. Get very stingy with my money and only offer around $3 for 5 marines that have been painted and assembled and look crappy but I can save.
Step 3.
Build and prime the Baal Predator before I go to the club. Paint it as soon as I get there and set up the Flesh Eaters for a group shot.
Step 4.
Layout the Black Templars and Daemonhunters on the second table and begin working on the cleaning up the assembled models and preparing the new ones.
Step 5.
Finish all the units of Black Templars that were painted over the summer.
Step 6.
Beg for Kasrkin models, offer discounts on commission work and light cash bribes.
Step 7.
Beg for either Rhinos or Chimera for the Storm Troopers. Again light cash bribe and commission discounts.
Step 8.
While working on everything else, paint Captain_Wolverines damn Tau model!
Step 9.
Buy Commissar Yarrick before store closes.
Step 10.
Begin thinking of display base for Flesh Eaters.

That is my plan for the day. If anyone has any of the things I plan to beg for, let me know! Please I could really use them! I can only afford so much so much, but I can hopefully work something out with someone for the item.

Scorpio
02-12-2006, 20:21
Unfortunately you have caught me a rare time where i have no extra marines lying around. All i have is plenty of unpainted eldar. Sorry man i cant help on the parts front.

-Scorpio

Astador
02-12-2006, 20:25
Damn! lol I need like I think I said 25 more marines, 15 Assault Marines and 10 Devestators! lol

Scorpio
02-12-2006, 22:16
Usually i have about half of that sitting around unassembled and unpainted. But i was on a roll recently.

-Scorpio

Astador
03-12-2006, 04:57
Well my Flesh Eaters are complete. On the Baal my friends wanted to hee how good of freehand I could do in 7 minutes. It isn't bad, but not my best. I'll get pics soon!

Astador
03-12-2006, 05:00
Oh I almost forgot. I got hired to do some terrain for Kyle Pajak the club hero here in Tx for Xmas, one of the guys at the store doesn't know what to get him and asked me to do some rock formations, and while we were talking about what I could do for Karl, he asked if I could paint him a Fantasy force, so I shall be adding that to this log. He is willing to pay me very good money to paint a Dragon and several troops aparently. Tonight was a good night. lol

TanithScout
03-12-2006, 08:13
glad to see the flesh eaters are complete!! i cant wait to see pictures

i just finished assembling my first squad of flesh tearers

Astador
03-12-2006, 08:23
I would kick my brother off the xbox so I can take pics but I am very shaky tonight! Although it didn't mess me up while painting nmm on my inquisitor lord, I am sure my pics would suck worse they they currently do! lol

Lesson learned for the hundredth time, 1 monster XXL is enough, don't drink a smaller one after it.

Scorpio
03-12-2006, 16:03
Why would you need to kick your brother off the xbox to take pictures?:eyebrows:

Well cant wait!

-Scorpio

Astador
03-12-2006, 16:54
Because the spot where I take pictures is infront of the tv!! lol

I am almost done with Valten/Inquisitor Lord, I need to finish the base and seal him. Any ideas on how to weigh down a 40mm round base?

Scorpio
03-12-2006, 19:12
Rocks!;)

But seriously a few small real rocks on the base would work.

-Scorpio

Captain_Wolverine
03-12-2006, 19:24
Half a dollar coin will work

Astador
03-12-2006, 19:31
Well I thought about rocks, but then thought that it might throw off the rest of the bases abit, and the problem with a coin is A; I am flat broke! lol and B; it has pegs on the underside. The plus side of it is I haven't painted his base yet so I can still add to it. I am waiting till I get my varnish which I am about to go get. I've been wokring on a Nurgle Demon Prince with NMM it looks insanly good! lol Alright, well I am off to go get my varnish, I shall be back in about 30 minutes.

Captain_Wolverine
03-12-2006, 19:40
you can get rid of the pegs easily

Astador
03-12-2006, 19:41
Haha yeah I can but I'm lazy mate! lol

Captain_Wolverine
03-12-2006, 19:44
a small electric sand bit in a multitool buzz it off in seconds

Astador
03-12-2006, 20:22
Good point! lol I'll take care of it! lol I couldn't find my damn varnish so I am going to try something different. Airbrush+Ardcoat+water=?? lol

Answer

Airbrush+ardcoat+water=****.

Looks like I need new varnish.

Scorpio
03-12-2006, 22:42
Wait until you have your varnish. Lets see some pics of this daemon prince you speak of. NMM is awesome and way beyond my skill. Lets see it!

-Scorpio

Astador
03-12-2006, 23:08
I'll try and take a quick one when I get off work at 10. I was actually wrong about using Ardcoat! It worked really well after it dried. It looked rough and then dried smooth and glossy which gives the NMM on my Inquisitor Lord more of a shine that I thought it lacked before. The problem is it takes alot of Ardcoat pots to do an army, so I will either be buying alot more Ardcoat or a large can of varnish.

Scorpio
04-12-2006, 23:37
Go ardcoat. Sounds better. Cant wait for the pics!

-Scorpio

Astador
04-12-2006, 23:44
Haha I am! I just have to keep my pot of them stocked up! I will more than likely use Matte though on some if not most of my stuff.

Astador
06-12-2006, 00:43
Ok well I have some good news! Currently I am finishing the Inquisitor and beggining his Retinue. But thats not the good news, thats just news. My dad found a great site with a tutorial for building a light box out of a cardboard box, so we're going to give it a try. They had some amazing pictures, so hopefully it will look very nice, I'll have more on that when I finish it. Well back to my Inquisitor.

Astador
06-12-2006, 23:40
Well got some pics of the last of my Flesh Eaters and some of my stuff I be working on. Mostly some NMM expirements. Anyway, to feed your hunger.

Death Company Chaplain; tried to do his eyes almost as if they were glowing. The pic is somewhat ****** as the staff got in the way of the model. I'll get a better one as soon as my dad gets home from his trip.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/deathcompanychaplain.jpg

Death Company group 1; I tried hard to give some of these old metal models dynamic poses, like the guy almost flipping off the wall. The squads Sergeant is the one firing his Bolt Pistol with his power weapon. The other PW counts as a CCW.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/deathcompany2.jpg

Second Set of DC; Mostly the stock 3rd/2nd ed. BA models.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/deathcompany1.jpg

Astador
06-12-2006, 23:42
Baal Predator front; This piece was abit more rushed, but I think looks better in the pics than the rhino, but both look better in person.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/baal.jpg

Baal Predator Rear; My friends wanted to see how fast I could paint the symbol with some extra decoration. Being the good fellow I am, I treated them to a freehand demonstration. Not my best freehand, and abit off center, but I am somewhat happy with it. Took me 12 minutes.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/baal2.jpg

Land Speeder; Not much to say about it. Terrible pic. He will be glued so he doesn't fall like that very soon.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/landspeeder.jpg

Astador
06-12-2006, 23:44
Rhino Front; just a picture of the freehand on the front. It looks alot better irl.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/rhino.jpg

Rhino Back; Alittle greyscale piece I did as an expirement. Look forward to doing more of it on my LatD. In the end it was fun to do.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Flesh%20Tearers/rhino2.jpg

Astador
06-12-2006, 23:46
I'll take a group pic asap. Anyway now for my other stuff. One is for Fantasy and the other for my LatD.

Demon Prince; Tried NMM on him with some other stuff.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/LatD/demonprince.jpg

Fantasy Khorne Warrior; Had a handfull of Chaos Warriors around and decided to paint one. I chose Khorne because I like them, although my true calling is Nurgle.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Chaos%20Fantasy/khorne.jpg

On the side I tried faces, although their not great, I'm proud of them for my first try.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Chaos%20Fantasy/khorne2.jpg


C&C as always. Thanks!

templar1013
07-12-2006, 00:37
Wow, looking pretty good there!

Scorpio
07-12-2006, 00:40
Awww it takes you awhile to get pics but when you do you get lots! All of them look very nice. Especially the khornite warrior. The designs on his shield look pretty dang cool. Love 'em all. O btw the baal looks really cool. I should get to work on my pred he he he. In fact i'll go do that right now cya.

-Scorpio

Astador
07-12-2006, 02:00
Thanks guys! I am about to start painting a Sicracious model I was commissioned to paint. I wish I could get a pic of my Inquisitor, but I need Lead Tape to weigh him down in the back so he doesn't topple over. I'll also take a pic of my cheap lightbox that took me 30 minutes and an old storage bin and Babies 'r us box to make.

Alsiaie
07-12-2006, 04:03
Free hands look pretty good. The only thing you need now is to increase your light exposure on your camera. :angel: At least you're getting painting done unlike me!

Astador
07-12-2006, 04:09
Haha yeah but your building all of your stuff! My stuff most of it was already built, I just primed and painted it! Besides, your stuff looks amazing without paint why paint it!? lol just playing. Thanks for the comments. The pics were done really fast, and I am not an expert with the camera like my dad is. I'll get Sicracious pics this weeked. He looks amazing! I am having a blast painting him. Perhaps I will have to do an Ultramarine army soon? lol

Captain_Wolverine
09-12-2006, 03:08
You getting some good minis done, but not sure if its the pic but are you getting a good paint coverage the red on the rhinos looks a bit patchy but i do like it a lot

liamrob
09-12-2006, 03:24
Hmm what mega pixel is ur camera astador.

I might start practising some camera shots and start a army log similiar to this. I love the chaplain on the second page and these other models are great. You gonna do any codex/fortress grey highlights to the black???

(makes the black brighter tho so u might stay on how they are)
Peace

Astador
09-12-2006, 04:25
Thanks for bumping this up so I didn't have to search Guys. The red is patchy, yes. Although I intended for it, it looks worse on Camera than it does to the human eye. I was expiramenting with new highlighting techniques of my own, which I am not sure I accomplished what I set out to do, but I took a step forward.

Liamrob; The black is highlighted, but I am no photo expert. I have my father for that. Thanks for the comments on the Chaplain. All that I have left to do on him is his jump pack but that will wait until I begin working on my Dark Angels Company. Anyway, just thought I'd share some WIP of Captain Sicarius I am doing as a commission piece. Pics make some of my hard work look poor, but INR it is really good! lol

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Commissions/sic.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Commissions/image0001.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Commissions/sic2.jpg

liamrob
09-12-2006, 04:43
that captain sicarius whatever the name is lol. Is he glued onto base if not would u sell him?

Astador
09-12-2006, 04:53
Haha no he is not glued. I am awaiting the friend to give me the 40mm for him.

Sorry he isn't. But contact me about commissions. This piece is being done for a good friend of mine.

Astador
09-12-2006, 06:50
Captain Sicarius is almost done. Just have to do his base and backpack. I'm waiting till the base is done so I have something to hold while I do his backpack. Also started the Chaplains source lighting!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Commissions/sic3.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Commissions/chap.jpg

Again, excuse my shittastic photo skills. My dad is currently asleep!

Scorpio
09-12-2006, 22:15
Your photo skills arent bad at all. And Sicarius looks awesome!

-Scorpio

liamrob
10-12-2006, 03:17
LOL unless its me/camera my photo skills are s**t. My dad only has a 4mp camera and i can't be bothered saving for like a 12mp one. Oh i'm confused commisions?????

I'm also confused (random question) what the hell is a glaze??? I was reading on da games workshop site and it said like do a dwarf flesh glaze or something.

Nice work on sicarius. (kneepad especially)

Astador
10-12-2006, 04:02
Hmm, give me some more depth to the contex at which you are using glaze andf I can be of better help.

I really am not a camera wiz, I only use mine for Myspace pics, my dad tends to do most my 40K pics.

Thanks for the comments guys, keep them coming! I'll post more pics when I get home!

liamrob
10-12-2006, 04:23
Heres what it says. Anyone help me with medium glaze? normaly glaze pls help

First, I basecoated it with Bestial Brown mixed with water. I applied thinned layers until I achieved consistent paint coverage over the black undercoat without obscuring detail. Once the Bestial Brown was dry, I painted Dwarf Flesh thinned with water over the previous layer. Then, I applied a glaze of Dwarf Flesh, Bestial Brown, glaze medium, and water to the recesses and shadowed areas of the face and allowed it to dry completely. Next, I painted on an even mix of Dwarf Flesh and Elf Flesh with glaze medium and water. While this layer was still wet, I mixed some Skull White into the paint mix on the palette and quickly blended this new mixture into the previous one for a final highlight.

It is on this area of the site for skin
http://uk.games-workshop.com/spacemarines/painting-chaplains/5/

Astador
10-12-2006, 05:16
Oh wow! I don't think I could ever really explain that one! Lol I don't use glazes very often. I can tell you how I do my flesh if you'd like to know, but I'd say to find that one out, ask the pros! lol

liamrob
10-12-2006, 05:43
Oh ok just painted 1 cloak for my scouts. Accidentelly ruined one of my brushes nearly. It slipped out of my hand into my paint pot :( Hmm ye how do u do ur faces if u could tell me. I need a mix of them so all da faces aren't da same lol

ss_cherubael
10-12-2006, 08:43
looking good there, i like the death company sgt with the bolt pistol and the pw (beasts of chaos sword?.) that sicarus is very nice btw. although im not the biggest fan of the flesh eaters they look nice!

liamrob
10-12-2006, 13:09
Oh no more pictures. Keep the pics coming!

Astador
10-12-2006, 15:50
Thanks SS_Cherubael! Ah you caught me! lol not the entire arm, just the hand. I have a box of them waiting to be used as Mutants in my LatD army.

Liamrob; I posted how I painted a few of my stuff in your thread asking for recipes. I'll get more pictures when I get off work today. So it should be around 4.

Captain_Wolverine
10-12-2006, 16:09
you should make a link to your pic bucket

Thargrund
10-12-2006, 16:28
Good job, keep it coming i really like w atching your progress :)

Astador
10-12-2006, 16:36
Thanks for the comment Thargrund.

You know your right Captain_Wolverine. I'll go fetch the link now before security makes their rounds again.

The army log on my Photobucket. The rest of the account is filled with Various junk from myself and the rest of the Mod team at Golden Palace forums.
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/

Captain_Wolverine
10-12-2006, 16:47
Well I have been very nosey had a look at the non mini pics wow the girls are tasty

Astador
10-12-2006, 17:01
Haha thanks. Most of them are either ex girlfriends or good friends! lol

Scorpio
10-12-2006, 17:10
More pics more pics!;)
nice pics on your photobucket there;)

-Scorpio

Astador
10-12-2006, 17:13
Haha I'll get more pics when I get off work! lol
So your just going to have to wait till 4. But intil then please feel free to enjoy everything on the photobucket account! lol

Captain_Wolverine
10-12-2006, 17:16
More girlie pics :)

and not girlie ones of you

Astador
10-12-2006, 17:19
haha well I do not know what is on my pther account so I don't think I will give yall the links to it.

Captain_Wolverine
10-12-2006, 17:20
go on dare ya

Astador
10-12-2006, 17:28
Hmm alright.

If you can find this picture in the gallery and tell me where it is. I'll give you a cookie!
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Dark_Angel/Project%20Nemesis/Black%20Templars/1500%20in%2014%20hours/ELITES/DSC_3502.jpg

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Dark_Angel/

Captain_Wolverine
10-12-2006, 17:34
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/Dark_Angel/Project%20Nemesis/Black%20Templars/1500%20in%2014%20hours/ELITES/

it is here

Astador
10-12-2006, 17:37
haha you win a cookie mate! I'm going to finish that BT army like this week I think! lol

Astador
10-12-2006, 19:34
Well I thought I'd give you some fluff that is going to tie three of my armies together. My DKoK, my Ad.Mech. and my Daemon Hunters.

I know its not the best, but I was bored and just did something.


Inquisitor Lord Joseph Hampton led the Imperial forces to suppress the Hellsborne Uprising.* Upon the planet Hellsborne, he tried and convicted hundreds of cultists of Heresy and executed them with a righteous fury.

During one such hunt of a group known only as the Cult of Serpent House, they were ambushed by Daemons conjured by the cult members. Ritual sacrifices drew Bloodletters from the Warp as well as other deities. The men of the Imperial Guard Regiment protecting him fought bravely in the face of the Warp Spawns and died in the Emperors service. Lord Josephs Bolt Pistol spat holy bolts of light into the beasts as they erupted in flames. When the dust settled Joseph had survived. He was surrounded by twenty Storm Troopers who had survived the ambush. These became known throughout Hellsborne as the Warp Stalkers. On the spot in the backwaters of Hellsborne, these twenty men swore an oath of loyalty to the Inquisitor. The only way they are pardoned from there oath to protect is through death. Many say the immortal Emperor of Mankind watches over them, for none have fallen in battle, nor aged as the years past.

Shortly after leaving Hellsborne, Hampton was assigned to command a regiment of the famous Death Korps of Krieg. He led them in their Crusade to reclaim the Salem System lost many decades ago. The flagship of his fleet, Emperors Gaze, suffered heavy damage entering the Salem system as fast well constructed ships of the Heretics flew directly into its port side. Large tears opened throughout the hull. Thanks to the quick action of the Captain of Emperors Gaze, and the suppressive fire of Angels Mercy, they prevented the Emperors Gaze from going critical in orbit. Dues Ex Machina dispatched many repair crafts to begin working on the Emperors Gaze’s hull immediately following the engagement. Within a few days many of the scars had been covered and she was ready for battle again.

Slowly Imperial forces began making Planet fall as Thunderhawks and other light fighters performed strafing runs on Launch pads and other Anti-Aircraft positions. The first attempt at deployment led in disaster. Anti-Air fire tore apart many troop transports before they landed, and the few that did suffered heavily as well planned ambushes tore the leaderless Guardsmen apart in crossfire. The second wave breached the enemy positions and over took the planet.

The first of many planets to fall, St. Joan’s was a shrine world where the millions of pilgrims turned to the Dark Gods and dealt a heavy blow to Imperial Forces as they strived to reclaim the planet.

The Crusade moved quickly through the system until it reached the Capital planet of Salem. In the ruined ancient cities of Salem, the birthplace of the St. Joan, hundreds of bloody battles were fought. For twenty years Joseph has led the combined forces of the Death Korps of Krieg, Adeptus Mechanicus, and his own Warp Stalkers, in their crusade to reclaim Salem.

*Hellsborne was declared a Daemon world and exterminated by the Holy cannons of the Emperors Gaze after 5 years of fighting. None of the inhabitants were spared.

Scorpio
10-12-2006, 22:08
Pretty cool. Pretty good fluff there man now more pics!

-Scorpio

Astador
10-12-2006, 23:00
Alright, so my Cadia/Inquisitor army will be next instead of the BT so I can play a game with them and maybe my DKoK after New Years! I'll get some pics of my first few Cadians now.

Captain_Wolverine
10-12-2006, 23:32
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Astador
10-12-2006, 23:47
I can't! I need a grunt army to play against Orks! lol

Astador
11-12-2006, 01:46
Well this is my current Daemon Hunter List for fighting the Waagh! I might change the Black Templars to DKoK, what do yall think?
Inquisitor Lord- Artificer Armour, Daemon Hammer, Bolt Pistol, Consecrated Scrolls, Icon of the Just, Master Crafter Weapon, Hammerhand,Holocost; 166 pts
Retinue- 4 Warriors, 1 Acolyte, 1 Sage; 118 pts

Death Cult Assassins- 2 Assassins; 80 pts
Daemonhost- 1 Host; 85 pts

Storm Troopers- 10 Storm Troopers, Flamer, Veteran- Power Weapon, Hellgun; 132 pts
Storm Troopers- 10 Storm Troopers, Flamer, Veteran- Power Weapon, Hellgun; 132 pts
Storm Troopers- 10 Storm Troopers, Flamer, Veteran- Power Weapon, Hellgun; 132 pts
Storm Troopers- 10 Storm Troopers, Flamer, Veteran- Power Weapon, Hellgun; 132 pts

Crusader Squad- 10 Space Marines, 1 Power Fist, 1 Flamer, Crusader Seals; 201 pts
Crusader Squad- 10 Space Marines, 1 Power Weapon, 1 Flamer, Crusader Seals; 196 pts

Predator Destructor- Autocannon, Pintle Mounted Heavy Bolters, Extra Armour; 125 pts

Total pts; 1499 pts

asmodai_dark86
11-12-2006, 01:57
Bit... hmm. I dunno.
Not read the book in awhile, do the storm troopers carry frag and krak? Against Orks you should be fine but against anything else I'd say switch to DKoK and nab a few cheap heavy weapons in there.

Astador
11-12-2006, 02:40
Well I keep thinking lets drop the Crusader squads and take out my DKoK since by then they'll be in. That way I can get in a handful of Heavy Bolters for less points. And the guy has already told me he isn't using tanks, he is going to be fielding only grunts!

asmodai_dark86
11-12-2006, 03:04
Hmmm but then taking the DKoK might be inviting destruction. The crusader squads will at the very least be able to jump in and knock his primary assault units about while the storm troopers gun things down.

It depends on how you want to play really although personally I'd either be jumping into his army and put him on the back foot, or sit back and pound away with as many guns as I could squeeze in.

Astador
11-12-2006, 04:03
Well to be perfectly honost, I think I am just going to pound away. Throw in a Leman Russ to mix things up! lol

liamrob
12-12-2006, 08:28
oo i like the venerable dreadnought. I can't wait for your black templars to be done.

keep up the great/excellent work!
Any questions u need answered?? Like colours u wanna paint ur dudes cause i love thinking of ideas for em.

Astador
12-12-2006, 13:02
Haha thanks! It might be awhile before I finish my BT, but we'll see.

Nope, I got it all in my head! lol

liamrob
12-12-2006, 13:50
Can't wait for some more pics by u!

Boss_Salvage
12-12-2006, 15:48
That's a load of flamers! I think grenade launchers (or plasma too) would serve you better, as I really hope your troopers don't want to be close enough to cook them some ork - hanging back and giving them some krak grenade & hellgun love for several turns is going to work better than some hellguns and then getting charged trying to get those flamers into range.

Keep the flamers on the Templars, but I'd drop some of the kit on the =][= (like hammerhand especially) to pay for grenade launchers to replace some 'trooper flamers.

Otherwise, neat stuff, bring pics on.

- Salvage

Astador
12-12-2006, 22:18
Hey thanks for the tips! The real reason I chose flamers was availability. But I will look into getting me some Plasma, I love it more than grenades! lol

Hmm, I'll draft up a second list tonight. I have to work on my Safe City Project for art, so I'll also try and take a pic of that for yall! I'll have more pictures asap!

Scorpio
13-12-2006, 03:07
I havent read the book in quite some time but it looks pretty good. As said take out some of the flamers if your going to sit back and pound him. Nade launchers will serve you better especially with how many orks there are likely to be. I don't know whether i would trust him saying that hes not bringing any tanks. I would take tanks again =][= but thats me. Looks good now on to pics!

-Scorpio

Astador
13-12-2006, 03:20
You might be right, but I plan on taking a Leman Russ to deal with tanks. Vanquisher Cannon should do the job. If I can get enough DKoK I won't bother with the =][= and Storm Troopers.

I'll get pics probably tomorrow when I order my DKoK

liamrob
13-12-2006, 05:49
Yay more pics coming tonight :) Can't wait.

Btw don't forget the group shot!

Astador
13-12-2006, 13:12
Haha I won't!

This art project is taking so much time!

Scorpio
13-12-2006, 20:58
Haha I won't!

This art project is taking so much time!

Ha ha. Screw art try my math on for size!;)

But agreed a group pic would be awesome!

-Scorpio:D

Astador
13-12-2006, 22:38
Well still working on my art project. I should have most of that done tonight so I can get back to painting my Storm Troopers. Also, I am about to order 30 DKoK Running and 20 Firing!

liamrob
14-12-2006, 01:35
Oh sweet looks like u wanna buy more paint less? just jking.

I can't wait for the DKoK running and firing dudes to come. Keep up the good work!

Astador
14-12-2006, 01:39
Well I did Express, the 12 Pound one, so I hope that garuntee's them to be in in 5-7 days! In the mean time, I will finish the 20 Storm Troopers. I need to get my camera back from my dad to take pics of stuff though.

liamrob
14-12-2006, 01:50
Oh ok i can wait 5-7 days i think.

Dam i wish i had a good camera. When will u have ur camera back?

Scorpio
14-12-2006, 01:51
Sounds like good progress. Well have fun on your art project!;)

-Scorpio

Astador
14-12-2006, 02:39
Haha thanks Scorpio! It ain't very fun though! Drawing thousands of Koi Scales is a painful task! Only half done drawing in the scales, and I've been working since my last post.

I should have my camera back tomorrow night. So I will take a pic of my art project for yall before I do more painting on it!

Scorpio
14-12-2006, 02:46
Well i've always sucked at drawing so dont look at me;)
Always been better at math and such.

-Scorpio

Astador
14-12-2006, 03:30
Haha I suck at drawing as well my friend. I don't know how I am able to draw a Koi fish! lol But after getting 3/4's of the scales done my back is killing me! I plan on finishing the scales tomorrow and doing more color work! I am going to end up applying SENMM to it! It will be amazing!

Scorpio
14-12-2006, 21:01
Man if you can draw a koi fish your pretty darn good. Its funny that today we had a discussion about how hitler could only draw landscapes not people and so he was rejected from the school he wanted to get into. Its just funny because if he had gotten into that school we might not have had WWII.

Sorry off topic.:rolleyes:

-Scorpio

Astador
14-12-2006, 22:27
Haha its cool! It has something to do with art! lol

Yeah, well I am about to go pick up my camera and begin taking pics of my project! I have till 3 PM tomorrow to finish it!

Scorpio
14-12-2006, 23:00
Sounds like plenty of time to finish it but i really dont kow how big it is soooo:rolleyes:

Good Luck
-Scorpio

Captain_Wolverine
14-12-2006, 23:25
move time zones so you get more time

Astador
14-12-2006, 23:57
Haha I wish I could! Well for me to finish this it will take alot of work tonight, and tomorrow during the day! lol

Anyway, went got my ****** camera but couldn't get my broken one, my dad wasn't home to let me take it back!

Astador
15-12-2006, 02:08
Alright well I have some almost finished pics of my art project.
Comments?
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm065.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm066.jpg

Scorpio
15-12-2006, 02:19
Better then i'll every draw:D

-Scorpio

Astador
15-12-2006, 02:23
Thanks! Did I do a good job on it then?

Scorpio
15-12-2006, 02:30
Yep. I'm sure your art teacher will be proud. Certainly as i said far better then i'll ever draw.

Now back to painting or whatever it is you do. While your doing that i have to re-paint a christmas ornament that broke!(ahh the things i'll paint):D

-Scorpio

Astador
15-12-2006, 02:56
Haha thanks! I am almost done. About to get yall another picture!

Astador
15-12-2006, 02:59
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm.jpg

Almost finished.

Scorpio
15-12-2006, 21:58
Looks good. Now more painting:D :p

-Scorpio

Astador
15-12-2006, 22:24
Thanks. I'm stuck at work tonight, more painting tomorrow night. I did manage to get this turned in today before leaving school and got props from my teacher on it. Woot! lol

Astador
15-12-2006, 22:54
Alright well since I plan on my DkoK being a Tournament army I am also going to be building a display base for them. I plan on recreating much of the city from Saving Private Ryan. Right down to the germans bringing the heavy guns over the hill and smoking halftrack although in our case it will be traitor guard and a blown out Chimera. The idea I had for them is the Heavy Weapons will have shells impacting the wall made from Green stuff and troops will have trails of fire kicking up dust near them. For the crew moving up the hill with the traitors heavy bolter or Autocannon there will be shells pounding him which will be done the same way as the ones of walls. The sniper will be hidden ontop of a building and two Heavy Bolters will have positions in the ruins of two small buildings on opposite sides of the street. The Grenadiers with the grav-chutes will be positioned around the Valkyrie which I am unsure if I will be painting on impacts and other such damage but I am really considering it. If I ever add a Demo squad they will be set near the front of the board hiding in buildings. I’ll know before their done. Although many of my full army will not be on this board, it will be on a separate board made for the reserve units. I might do some casualty models for my DKoK and put them on their own base so I can remove them from the display and use them in games. Perhaps for every wound a model with multiple wounds takes, a DKoK casualty is placed next to him? I will sculpt the first base this weekend and prepare to cast is. Each will have cobble stone under the sand to make the streets covered in rubble and other such damages. Razor wire will not be casted in the base because it will be much to brittle to mold affectively.

Comments? Ideas?

Astador
16-12-2006, 04:24
Well I did a little doodle at work. Not the best but oh well.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/marinedoodle.jpg

liamrob
16-12-2006, 04:51
Ooo some nice art. I hardly paint things like that only my minis :p I found some of my old army men $2 a bag or so. Tryed painting them. They can turn out good but i prefer 40k minis. I then stripped em i think.

Astador
16-12-2006, 04:56
haha nice! I am working on another one I am about to scan for yall!

Astador
16-12-2006, 05:38
Another one.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/marinedoodle2.jpg

liamrob
16-12-2006, 05:59
Better than what i can do off my head. Do u use battle wagon bits at all. Cause i'm wondering are they in USD or AUD prices?

I hope there in AUD cause they are real cheap!

Astador
16-12-2006, 06:09
I think Battlewagon is in US. I'm not sure though!

Thanks for the comments on my art! lol

liamrob
16-12-2006, 06:23
I did a good SM pic once. I think i threw it away with all my yr 7 work 2 years ago :p

Well he was kneeling on a rock aiming over it. I copied a bolter from when the new 40k came out (4th edition) i found the limited editiong veteran concept art and copied the bolter. Found in WD 297 i think page 6.

I can't wait until u can get home and get more pics.

Astador
16-12-2006, 06:28
Well hopefully after work tomorrow I will be able to get the ones on the memory card! lol

Astador
16-12-2006, 23:26
Well while I was at work I got very bored and drew this. Comments?

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/atrumangelus.jpg

Image is stretched.

Astador
17-12-2006, 04:25
New IG stuff!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm072.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm068.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm070.jpg

Astador
17-12-2006, 04:25
20 more to build

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm069.jpg

Well? Any comments on anything?

Astador
17-12-2006, 04:28
Workspace stuff
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm073.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm074.jpg

Scorpio
17-12-2006, 04:53
The guy on the rock will look superb. IG have always been cool to me. Keep goin!

-Scorpio

Astador
17-12-2006, 04:54
Thanks! Keep up the comments guys! If I can ever find my black spray I'll start painting tonight! If not, then I have to go find it tomorrow morning before work! But good news is, I have half days most this week so when I'm not working, I'll be painting these guys and my DKoK which come on Monday! Their on time!! haha

Astador
18-12-2006, 01:18
Small update! I finished assembling the first 20 Cadians but didn't get out before work to find my primer. I have off almost all day tomorrow save an hour and the night so I'll be painting atleast 10 of them. Also be ready, tomorrow we'll be seeing some unpainted, unassembled pics of some DKoK!!

Astador
18-12-2006, 20:41
More pictures! DKoK came in today!
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Death%20Korps/umm090.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Death%20Korps/umm092.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Death%20Korps/umm095.jpg
Not giving to much away about my own DkoK yet! Anyway, I only got my running ones, the firing ones are out so I am waiting for FW to send them to me!

liamrob
19-12-2006, 09:51
What my post was deleted i wonder why.

Hmm can't wait for those DKoK to be done. What a bummer u couldn't find the spray. I'm finally getting to paint more :) So hopefully there'll be a new log on this site if i can be bothered to keep up to a good level with it.

Yes i guess a nap after doing heaps of painting is worth it :)

t-tauri
19-12-2006, 18:08
What my post was deleted i wonder why.
Since you'd read the private message before you posted I assume this is a rhetorical question?

To repeat the point publically: because it's spam-posts with no useful content. Warseer isn't a chatroom or blog. Off topic posts will be deleted. Take chat to private messages or IM systems.

Please read the posting guidelines (http://www.warseer.com/forums/faq.php?faq=rules#faq_posting_guidelines) and follow them.

t-tauri

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Astador
19-12-2006, 21:09
Well I started on my DKoK today. The first two are primed and I am finishing the bases of the other 8! I'll post some pics up soon.

Scorpio
19-12-2006, 21:42
Good Astador! Now that you finished your project i have one of my own to finish! Now more work!(for both of us)

-Scorpio

sheep
19-12-2006, 22:08
All these people with DKoK are making me extremely jealous :(

Great work so far and i can't wait to see what you do with the Kreig.

Cheers

Sheep

Astador
19-12-2006, 22:47
Well due to a call from my boss work on my DKoK has halted for awhile. I have to go out and search for jobs. We're closing Xmas Eve after we close for the night, so I need a new job to pay for my DKoK!! I'll start painting when I get back later tonight!

liamrob
20-12-2006, 12:21
Oh thanks t-tauri i understand it all now.

Same thing as sheep said earlier. Its s**t that u have to get another job over the holidays. I hope u get a good one u like :)

I hope u can get back to the DKoK soon.

Astador
20-12-2006, 16:10
Well hopefully I will, I need to find one that will pay $7+ an hour to balance out what I make now! lol Alright, well I just woke up, so I shall be finishignt he test models and taking some pictures,

Astador
21-12-2006, 04:03
Test model for my DKoK!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Death%20Korps/umm101.jpg

Captain_Wolverine
21-12-2006, 16:38
looking good!!

Astador
21-12-2006, 16:40
Thanks! And thanks for being the first reply. I know I kinda bugged you to do it! lol

Captain_Wolverine
21-12-2006, 16:53
was waiting 4 better pic or closer one but was bullied into it.

Astador
21-12-2006, 17:29
haha well to please you. Here you go. Not much better, but it is finished.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Death%20Korps/img458a0d2600010.jpg

Khrangar
21-12-2006, 17:35
They look pretty good. I'd maybe add some more contrast between the lenses and the skull mask. Right now they kind of blend together from afar in the photos.

Khrangar

Astador
21-12-2006, 18:57
Thanks, yeah in person there is more contrast, but the photo kind of made it run together.

Astador
23-12-2006, 06:51
More work on the artwork I posted earlier.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/atrumangelus2.jpg

Needs background, this is just a color I did while sitting up tonight.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Acies3.jpg
Someone elses drawing with my own color

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/umm0882.jpg
my myspace pic with weird wings and color.

The rest of my DKoK are on their way, so I will have my first 50 DK soon! I need to get back to work on the scheme. Anyone know how FW painted theirs?

Astador
24-12-2006, 06:59
Well since there haven't been any comments yet, lets post up the next DKoK test mini. I tried a different scheme and some nmm this time.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/Golden_Palace/Army%20log/Death%20Korps/umm899.jpg

Captain_Wolverine
24-12-2006, 14:31
more pics< well i am now selling my cadian infantry to get DKoK and elysians

Astador
24-12-2006, 14:37
I'll work on more pics tonight after church and dinner! I am stuck in a 12 hour shift at work today, so nothing will get done. I will however promise good pics because I shall be staying with mi padre tonight which means I can use the good camera and my lightbox!
Keep the comments coming guys!

But but but.... I want the tanks!! lol

Astador
24-12-2006, 15:57
Alright well I am currently stuck at work today as I said beofre, but I get off at 6, so after family plans tonight I shall paint and photograph what I can. I have off tomorrow(Christmas Day)) and Tuesday as well, so in that time, I plan to paint most of the 30 DKoK that have arrived so far, the other 20 should be here Tuesday, and my Deathwing army. The DKoK I figured out takes me around 5 minutes to paint each model without doing mud and weathering, and out of 50 should take me close to 4.1 hours to complete them. I am also thinking about buying a Hellhound for them, but have not decided on it. Would it be worth the money and the points? Hopefully after Christmas, either Tuesday or Thursday I can make it up to GW to buy a Commissar Yarrick so I have an HQ choice for my DK. While I am there, I will most likely buy either more Cadians, or a Leman Russ. So my plan for the next few days is to paint my Deathwing, my DKoK so I can order more, and get some Tanks for them!

The Deathwing list will look something like this.

HQ
Master of the Deathwing
Sword of Secrets, Storm Bolter
Librarian
Fury of the Ancients, Storm Bolter, Force Weapon

ELITES
Venerable Dreadnought
Tank Hunter, Assault Cannon, DCCW, Extra Armour
Dreadnought
Twin-Linked Lascannon, DCCW, Extra Armour
Dreadnought
Plasma Cannon, DCCW, Extra Armour

TROOPS
Squad 1
5 Terminators, Sergeant, 4 Storm Bolters, 5 Power Fists, 1 Assault Cannon
Squad 2
5 Terminators, Sergeant, 4 Storm Bolters, 5 Power Fists, 1 Assault Cannon
Squad 3
5 Terminators, Sergeant, 4 Storm Bolters, 5 Power Fists, 1 Cyclone Launcher
Squad 4
5 Terminators, Sergeant, 5 Lightning Claws, Furious Assault


Should come close to 1500 pts. Maybe just a bit over.

C&C?

Astador
24-12-2006, 16:32
Plan for tonight!

Christmas Paintathon
Christmas Eve! We’re all still up waiting to see what goodies Santa brings us for our armies! Well while some of you dawdle away on the computer or other such tasks, I will be sitting down to paint some models. Currently on my desk to be painted are the first 3 squads of 10 Death Korps of Krieg, only 4 are primed, and my Deathwing army in all of its ebony glory! I plan to at least finish 10 of the Death Korps, assembling the other 20, and paint my entire Deathwing army, including the 3 Dreadnoughts, 24 Terminators, and some Characters. By completing 10 Death Korps it will provide me with a Senior Command Squad, and a Platoon Command Squad. Although both will be missing the Senior Officer and Junior Officer, they will be a complete squad. I have set up a goal for each hour I work until I stop or feel that I have reached a point in the night that I may take a break and sleep for a few hours before getting up and getting presents. At the end of each hour I will take pictures of what I have painted and what I have started to paint. Hopefully I can stay on task for the night and get plenty of work done.

Hour 1
By the end of the first hour I plan having finished the first 10 Death Korps of Krieg. The only way this will happen sadly, is if I can get some new black primer. As for the Deathwing; this hour I plan on reassembling them to fit in with the confirmed 4th Ed. Rules for the Dark Angels codex due out in March, which means 1 special/heavy weapon per squad, and squads of 5. The current army has two squads with 2 assault cannons and 6 Terminators per squad, and 1 squad of 6 terminators with 2 cyclones in it. The last 6 of the Troop choices is a squad of 6 Lightning Claw armed Terminators. I will either field 5 Squads of 5 or I will choose the best 20 I have and field 4 squads of 5, I have not decided this yet.

Hour 2
With the Deathwing reassembled, save the few pieces I did not get to, I will begin base coating the bone. I plan on having at least 5 Terminators armour done by the end of the hour as well as the Librarian. As for the DKoK; I plan on assembling the next squad of 10 while I wait for the Deathwing to dry. Once their assembled I can begin priming them and they should be dry and ready to paint by the end of the hour.

Hour 3
With the DKoK almost dry, I can begin work on them. I plan to have the second squad painted by the end of the hour, including bases. As for the Deathwing; the Deathwing is a painstaking task, and requires much effort to complete a squad. I will have at least finished the first 5 Terminators down to the little details. The only thing that should be left is to apply the snow to the base which will not be done till the army is complete.

Hour 4
Once I finish up the Terminator Squad I can begin assembling the third group of 10 DKoK. This will give me the first 30 DKoK almost finished. Once I prime them black I can continue working on the Deathwing. The end of the hour, I hope to have at least the armour done on the second squad of 5.

Hour 5
While the basecoats on the Deathwing dry I will paint the last 10 Death Korps. I hope to have them done with enough time to finish the second squad of 5 Terminators. At the end of this hour I should have finished 10 Terminators, 1 Librarian, and 30 Death Korps of Krieg. This is where I will be calling it a night. With the Death Korps done until Tuesday when the next 20 should arrive, that leaves me Monday to paint the rest of the Deathwing.

Captain_Wolverine
24-12-2006, 22:21
of the new DKoK what did you buy and how much u spend on it?

Astador
24-12-2006, 22:25
Nothing new yet! lol The other 20 are the DKoK Firing athat were sold out when I placed the first order, they were payed for then, just didn't ship. So I haven't bought anything else yet!

Captain_Wolverine
24-12-2006, 22:28
what I mean on pg 6 it say 150 for 70 dkok but how, what are your plans for your DKoK e.g. spending wise with what your getting?

Astador
25-12-2006, 01:14
Oh haha ok well right now my plans are 4 10 man Squads, 2 5 man command squads, 2 10 man grenadier squads, 1 valkyrie, 1 vanquisher, 1 Leman Russ. This will expand into 6 10 man squads, ect ect. I am looking at an unknown amount of money! lol We'll see what happens! I hope to get a Warhound Titan though! And a StormSword.

Deadleyheadley
25-12-2006, 01:27
The Kreig look sweet :) the more I see of the DK the more I want to start mine :) keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing more

Captain_Wolverine
25-12-2006, 01:52
Well I am going to be doing a Praetorian/elysian/ DKoK theme IG army But need more of all with my current IG command as HQ choice