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odmiller
26-06-2007, 19:29
I have a lot of 40k projects I work in the cracks in my Bretonnian Fantasy Army painting schedule. I decided I should keep track of them here.

Here you'll find mostly IG and DA stuff.

The first entry will be a female IG squad for my IG force. Here are the assembled minis with the GS cleanup.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/femalesquad1.gif

Here's my progress so far. I was most interested in how the heads would paint up, as if they fail, the whole mini fails. So, here the girls are, heads complete.

Since I'm happy with the faces, I'll get working on the rest of the bodies ASAP.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/femalesquad2.gif

Ninners
26-06-2007, 19:41
Awesome idea! The berets are a very nice touch, very femenine. Why are the bodies that white colour? Looking forward to more progress.

jasevx
26-06-2007, 19:42
are they tour own casts?

odmiller
26-06-2007, 21:40
Glad you like them so far.

The casts are from a gaming group I belong to, not for sale.

odmiller
06-07-2007, 08:36
Well, for what it's worth, here'e the finished product, ready for battle.
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/femalesquad5.gif

jasevx
06-07-2007, 09:49
FW would be good to make these, they are very good.

sheep
06-07-2007, 10:17
They look fantasic mate, very nice urban =][= scheme, and I saw those models before, glad to see they turned out so well, my compliments to the sculptor.

Cheers

Sheep

Rogue Trader
06-07-2007, 10:29
they look great, very nicley done :D

odmiller
06-07-2007, 19:04
Thanks for the kind words guys, glad you like them. The Sculptor was very good, the casting left something to be desired, but it's not professional so there's only so much that can be expected..

I agree ForgeWorld could really do a great job with their talent levels. I've never understood why GW or FW don't just put one female body on each sprue.

The best thing is the finished models fit right into my existing army.

Inquisitor Konig
07-07-2007, 00:01
I like these models a lot... Does only the Inquisition use females in battle?

odmiller
07-07-2007, 00:11
Ahh, my whole army, the 304th Cadian Mechanized Brigade, has been seconded to the Inquisition, but they still fight most often as a Guard formation.

Colonel Stagler
07-07-2007, 17:25
Nice female guard, there isnt enough mixed gender guard regiments about these days, and especially as nearly all the books about guard are about regiments that are mixed and have women in. Nice scupts
Stagler out

floyd pinkerton
07-07-2007, 20:40
cool sculpts. Where do you get your resin from?, as I would like to do some casting, and I wondered where you guys would recommend

odmiller
07-07-2007, 21:06
cool sculpts. Where do you get your resin from?, as I would like to do some casting, and I wondered where you guys would recommend

I don't know any of the casting info. The guy to ask is Dr. Thunder on these forums. He will know more details.

odmiller
12-07-2007, 09:10
Thought I'd revive this for an update on some 40k stuff, this time a Deathwing squad.

Here's the position they were in sitting on their shelf, making me feel guilty for working on fantasy...

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/termieip.gif

Here's the update after a couple of days' work.

The blacks are done, the greens, and the reds. The bone colors are basecoated and the golds are still not started.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/termieip2.gif

The next step is to base coat the golds, give the bone and golds a brown wash, then go back in and highlight, hitting certain details like nail heads and campaign marking last.

After these guys are done, I have a Belial to convert, his command squad to build and paint, and then finally an inherited landraider to clean up, bling up, and paint.

That's all in between my IG army updates and my Fantasy Bretonnian painting.

the angel chosen
12-07-2007, 12:58
arenīt deathwings armor bone white?:confused: or is this a pre-heresy amry?:p

odmiller
12-07-2007, 17:49
arenīt deathwings armor bone white?:confused: or is this a pre-heresy amry?:p

Lol, I have to explain this every time I show them. After the Heresy the Deathwing stayed in black armor like the Ravenwing. Some thousands (3-7) of years later, they changed to white armor after the Plains World incident. That gives us thousands of years post Heresy where the Deathwing had Black armor. So my army is from some time in the past but not 10,000 years ago.

odmiller
13-07-2007, 09:01
As an update, got all metallics done tonight, and the wash on the bone stuff. Campaign badges also done. Will try and highlight the bone areas tomorrow, then finish the bases and seal them. Pics tomorrow no matter where I end up, but hopefully the finished squad.

Warwolt the skaven
13-07-2007, 10:36
Very good minis here ^^

odmiller
14-07-2007, 20:05
Well, the squad is finished.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/flamertermies.gif

C and C welcome.

My next project is a Belial conversion, and I'll post pics at the starting point this weekend.

odmiller
16-07-2007, 08:07
I got the work done on my Belial today. Just need to sand the green stuff hood and base him, but I'll do the basing last. I've gone pretty straight forward, DA bitz on the Termie Captain, however, I've always liked the model. A raised base will give him the stature he needs I think.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/belialwip1.gif

odmiller
20-07-2007, 09:30
Here's an update to my Belial. I saw some problems in the photos where the hood was rough, so I've fixed those since I took this. Off to bed.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/belialwip2.gif

Dark Apostle197
20-07-2007, 09:47
looking good!

Eniac
20-07-2007, 10:08
Awesome stuff, those female guard are crazy-good. They look like actual people, not gigantic jugged warrior women (rare for tabletop gaming or....any gaming for that matter)

odmiller
20-07-2007, 18:49
Awesome stuff, those female guard are crazy-good. They look like actual people, not gigantic jugged warrior women (rare for tabletop gaming or....any gaming for that matter)

Thanks for the kind words. You'll have to thank the sculptor for most of it though on the female guard.

odmiller
21-07-2007, 17:38
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/belialwip3.gif
So here's Belial, 99% done. I made a couple of small corrections after looking at the image. Now it's on to the base.

mistformsquirrel
21-07-2007, 17:46
Well, for what it's worth, here'e the finished product, ready for battle.
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/femalesquad5.gif

WOW! I love those! <^_^>

odmiller
21-07-2007, 18:20
WOW! I love those! <^_^>

Thanks for the kind words.

odmiller
23-07-2007, 00:37
Here's the completed Belial.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/belialfinal.gif

odmiller
30-07-2007, 17:32
Here's my next project, a Deathwing Command Squad. First step done, cutting and shaping the minis together. From the left, LC termie, Sgt, Apothecary, Assault Cannon, and then Standard Bearer.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/termiecmndwip.gif

Tonight, I'll be greenstuffing the cracks and joins where the parts don't match. Then on go the arms and the various bitz from the DA sprue. I'm planning to have them all complete and painted in the next 10 days or so.

odmiller
31-07-2007, 06:33
Here's tonight's work. I GS'd the seams and cracks, and finished construction.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/termiecmndwip2.gif

The only thing left to do is clean up the standard bearer's stormbolter strap, base them and prime them.

Marovian
31-07-2007, 16:20
That squad looks cool, and apart from a few very minor points, your Belial is very good. Loving the marble effect on his sword, keep up the good work!

odmiller
31-07-2007, 17:43
That squad looks cool, and apart from a few very minor points, your Belial is very good. Loving the marble effect on his sword, keep up the good work!

Thanks Marovian. It's great to get feedback. It's not quite so shiney in person.

odmiller
08-08-2007, 02:47
Well, it's been a while but here is an update. Still a long way to go, but, progress. I'll post better pics when I near completion.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/termiecmndwip3.gif

Evil Bones
08-08-2007, 06:03
your Fem IG ROCK!!!

cheers

odmiller
08-08-2007, 06:16
your Fem IG ROCK!!!

cheers


Lol, glad you like them.

hallowed_are_the_ori
08-08-2007, 07:31
I like the bases on your space marines, how did you do them? fancy giving me a step by step?

odmiller
08-08-2007, 18:43
I like the bases on your space marines, how did you do them? fancy giving me a step by step?

The bases are pretty straight forward. Black base coat. Codex grey drybrush. Spacewolf gray drybrush, and viola.

Here's the finished group shot. Now I just have to work on painting the Deathwing banner.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/termiecmndwip4.gif

odmiller
08-08-2007, 19:25
Lookin' pretty tight, man. Can't wait to see the banner.

Glad you like them. I'll be working on the banner today, need to get it done to meet my timetable.

odmiller
09-08-2007, 22:05
Well, here's the final DW Command Squad.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/termiecmnd.gif

C and C welcome

Colonel Stagler
10-08-2007, 08:18
that is one ******* sick ass banner, its amazing, just like it is in the codex, nice work odmiller, that is badass that mate :)
Stagler out

colmarekblack
10-08-2007, 11:46
http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/catalog/poledancer.jpg

Thinking about putting this on the base of my DE lord, what do you think?

Marovian
10-08-2007, 14:07
Those terminators are brilliant, and the banner is so superb, I'm almost upset I'm not you. :cries::p

odmiller
10-08-2007, 18:37
Wow, thanks for the kind words guys. It's nice to hear that the banner works for you. Hopefully it will disract from some of the flaws in termies!

odmiller
10-08-2007, 18:41
http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/catalog/poledancer.jpg

Thinking about putting this on the base of my DE lord, what do you think?

Umm, it looks like a good choice?

odmiller
17-08-2007, 08:32
I did some painting to finish up my Carapace Armored Command Squad. Got to get my IG ready for Apocalypse. They're made from the regular Cadian Command Squad and the Character Blisters, with GS to make them Carapaced up.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/carapacecommand2.gif

C and C welcome.

jasevx
17-08-2007, 10:33
I like them alot, highlightings is amazing

odmiller
17-08-2007, 18:02
I like them alot, highlightings is amazing

Thanks Jasevx. These guys are my "quick paint" army, so the highlights are way more stark, but often times that actually looks better on the table.

odmiller
17-08-2007, 18:59
Thought I'd add a paint scheme for my IG -

As this is my "tabletop" army, I went for a stark striking highlight regimen that would look good on the table.

Everything is two tone with no blending.

Greys -
Codex Grey base
Space Wolves Grey Highlights

Browns -
Scorched base
Snakebite Leather highlights

Reds -
Red Gore Base
Blood Red Highlights

Greens -
DA Green Base
Goblin Green Highlights

Blacks -
Chaos Black Base
Codex Grey Highlights

Then finally, all glass areas got a white highlight on top. Viola.

Death Korp
23-08-2007, 20:36
How did you do them Gas Masks? They might look good in a renagade army :evilgrin:!

DK

hallowed_are_the_ori
24-08-2007, 02:49
How'd you do the bases on the DW in the pic on the top of this page?

odmiller
24-08-2007, 05:17
How did you do them Gas Masks? They might look good in a renagade army :evilgrin:!

DK

The gas masks are just a blob of greenstuff, shaped with a wet exacto knife, Taking your time and keep the blade wet. The little knobs were put on the next day, sothe mask could firm up enough to have the knobs pressed on without warping.

The DW bases are GW gravel, primed, then drybrushed Codex Grey then spacewolves grey.

odmiller
03-09-2007, 01:25
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rwsdrnwip.gif

Making some more progress on my Ravenwing. Here's a quick pick of step one, metallics.

odmiller
08-09-2007, 04:54
It's been a while since I posted, but I haven't been idle.

I was working on some RW bikers, and finished the metal parts..

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rwsdrnwip1.gif

But I have been co-opted into doing an Apocolypse Demo with my IG army, so I have done some work on it first. I added another sentinal to finish my squadron.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/sentinalsqd1.gif

And I have started work on my old armorcast baneblade. Base painting is done, next step, adding the dust and weathering to dirty it up.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/banebladewip.gif

hallowed_are_the_ori
08-09-2007, 05:12
Nice work Odmiller

jasevx
08-09-2007, 17:27
lovely baneblade, looks great in the colourscheme

odmiller
08-09-2007, 21:13
Thanks guys. Will try to finish tonight and get pics up.

tancrede
08-09-2007, 22:08
nice minis, man !
your guard is very cool, but i like your termis squad.
can we expect a bigger pic of them ? i want to take a closer look on details.

odmiller
08-09-2007, 23:23
nice minis, man !
your guard is very cool, but i like your termis squad.
can we expect a bigger pic of them ? i want to take a closer look on details.

Sure thing, I'll take some individual pics of the DW Command Squad next time the camera is out this weekend..

My IG army is my "tabletop" force, simple clean scheme for faster, assembly line painting.

My DA army is my "display" army, although I still sacrifice in some areas to make sure I actually get things done. The army still has to hit the field painted, I hate fielding non-painted stuff.

My local store is having a painting competition with some pretty great prizes, so I'll post up pics as I go with my first "for display only" paintjob in a long time. We'll see how that comes out, everyone's doing Saint Celestine, so it's a pretty cool model.

odmiller
15-09-2007, 08:39
Here's the completed BaneBlade. I'll take better photos later. I was hoping to get more done this week, but work's been brutal. The good news is I get to use it in an Apocalypse demo tomorrow.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/baneblade.gif

odmiller
18-09-2007, 01:56
Might as well add these pics to this thread, as they detail the Baneblade on the table.


http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/apoctrenchlinefront.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/apoctrenchlineside.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/apoctankjam.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/apocbanebladeview.gif

Orcdom
18-09-2007, 02:00
gotta love the armorcast terrain, BTW they are back up for sale, armorcast sold thier molds and someone is selling them on thier old site.

Steve

3vilX
18-09-2007, 02:34
these are nice... inspiring, really, anyways, are you gonna use kell and creed as themselves or as part of your own command squad?

odmiller
18-09-2007, 02:39
I just use them as a regular command squad.

hallowed_are_the_ori
18-09-2007, 04:04
Nice baneblade odmiller, i love it.

odmiller
18-09-2007, 04:58
Thanks for the kind words! More to come, as I've got Apocolypse fever now.

odmiller
20-09-2007, 09:11
Here's the next update on my RW. Bone sections done. More tomorrow.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rwsdrnwip2.gif

jasevx
20-09-2007, 09:15
i like the bone alot, you've given it great depth

Marovian
20-09-2007, 12:27
Liking the baneblade.
Love the bone on your RW, what method did you use, was it the GW one?

hallowed_are_the_ori
20-09-2007, 13:47
I like the bikes a lot!
What brown did you use to do the sides of the bases?

odmiller
20-09-2007, 17:53
Liking the baneblade.
Love the bone on your RW, what method did you use, was it the GW one?


I use a rather limited pallete because I am a cheapscape. Lots of colors have to de double duty.

The bone is painted flat over black. Then, I use scorched brown to give it a wash, like an ink wash, but with paint. Then I go back with the bone to highlight.

Scorched Brown is the color for the base trim.

Novogord_Vivendi
20-09-2007, 18:29
I use a rather limited pallete because I am a cheapscape. Lots of colors have to de double duty.

The limited pallete just makes them very unified. Just very lovely models:)

odmiller
20-09-2007, 19:30
The limited pallete just makes them very unified. Just very lovely models:)


Thanks for the kind words, glad you like them.

Here is the next step, whites done...

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rwsdrnwip3.gif

odmiller
21-09-2007, 17:35
Well, I worked late into the night and got these guys done. I will post pics tonight. Just a land speeder to go then I will post an army shot.

odmiller
22-09-2007, 09:21
Here's the finished Bike Team. I'll paint the speeder then take a shot of the whole squadron together.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ravenwingsqdrn1.gif

hallowed_are_the_ori
22-09-2007, 09:51
Nice work Odmiller.
Your Dark Angels are one of my favourite armies on all of the logs on Warseer :)
I love your guardsman too. What are the Dark Angels like gaming wise?

odmiller
22-09-2007, 22:15
Nice work Odmiller.
Your Dark Angels are one of my favourite armies on all of the logs on Warseer :)
I love your guardsman too. What are the Dark Angels like gaming wise?

That's great to hear, I'm glad you like them. I like the way the DA play. They're probably not a great tournament army, but their cool rules and formations make them a lot of fun in regular game. You really can play the army a lot of very different ways. I had two very suprised opponents last night facing a "Wing" army.

I now have to paint St. Celestine for a competition at my LGS. Pics to come.

hallowed_are_the_ori
23-09-2007, 02:51
Oh ok, sounds like fun.

I love the bikers, so much detail and character to them :D

odmiller
02-10-2007, 08:53
OK, back on track from a non-related project. Actually, I am going to get to game Friday, and only like to use painted stuff, so this speeder must get done. And yes, I do live in the US, and that is DoA in the background!

Anyway, primed and based...

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rwspeederwip.gif

odmiller
06-10-2007, 23:24
Well, the Speeder's finished.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rwspeeder.gif

And here's a shot of the entire Ravenwing Attack Squadron.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ravenwing.gif

C & C welcome!

Next I'll post some pics of my entire DA army as it stands, Stage 1 done, as well as the boxes waiting to be assembled for Apocalypse.

odmiller
07-10-2007, 07:07
Thanks Hallowed. I get lots of views but very little feedback, so I really appreciate you taking the time.

unwanted
07-10-2007, 08:09
Those Ravenwing look stunning!

All of your DA bannerwork is really great, love it to bits!

odmiller
07-10-2007, 19:04
Those Ravenwing look stunning!

All of your DA bannerwork is really great, love it to bits!

Thanks for the feedback. I like the banners to be mini showcases/focal points on the table. Glad you like them. If you take a methodical approach to their painting, it's pretty straightforward.

Marsekay
07-10-2007, 19:54
I really like your work.
i have to say i really like your bases best! how do you do em?

odmiller
08-10-2007, 01:00
Well, as promised, here is a shot of my army today, everything built is painted (wish I could say the same about my guard).

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/daarmy10_07.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/daarmy10_07v2.gif

I have a wholebunch of stuff still in boxes I've been collecting for apocalypse. Heres a rough list:

- Master of the RW on speeder
- Librarian in Termie armor
- Azreal
- Ezekiel
- DA Company Commander
- 2 Devastator boxes
- Whirlwind
- Predator
- Old Landraider to reclaim
- Forgeworld Dread
- Veteran Squad
- Another old speeder or two to reclaim

and maybe more, I have to check.

Orcdom
08-10-2007, 03:06
that a librarian in the front left corner witht he green? if so can i see a better pic?

the army as a whole looks good. all the individual pics as well too.

Steve

odmiller
08-10-2007, 03:27
that a librarian in the front left corner witht he green? if so can i see a better pic?

the army as a whole looks good. all the individual pics as well too.

Steve

Sure, here you go. He was one of my first HQs in the army, and I tried to model psychic powers on him. Not sure if it worked.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/librarian.gif

Temprus
08-10-2007, 05:59
Very good, like how individual all the figures look/feel.

odmiller
08-10-2007, 19:36
Thanks Temprus.

hallowed_are_the_ori
09-10-2007, 06:08
Impressive army Odmiller. Might i suggest one thing? Maybe if you havent already, get a display shelf for them because they are really nice!

odmiller
09-10-2007, 08:03
Impressive army Odmiller. Might i suggest one thing? Maybe if you havent already, get a display shelf for them because they are really nice!

Lol, I've got one already. Actually, my wife made me get it. I gave up my office for the baby, so I needed somewhere to store them that was presentable. I'll show pics next time.

odmiller
13-10-2007, 22:59
Well, before making DA progress, I wanted to get my IG in the same state: painted - everything built painted.

I painted three more sentinals to give me 6 las cannon tank hunting sentinals. I have my Armorcast Shadowsword to paint, then it's only stuff to build.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/sentinals.gif

Stuff still in the box: another leman russ, a basilisk, some infantry, and.......a new BaneBlade!

It's very hard not to jump to the new stuff I have until I finish the painting of what's built. Help me be strong!

odmiller
14-10-2007, 06:44
Well, I'll reply to my own thread - the basilisk is next. I cleaned it up tonight and got it ready to prime.

Orcdom
14-10-2007, 15:06
Do you have a snowboard to play on or just like it for the variation

Steve

I <3 W
14-10-2007, 15:22
Goood ol' armorcast baneblade. I bought one too, but too bad you didn't make it current-ish. i put this huge barrel on it.

odmiller
14-10-2007, 17:40
The snow's just for variation. My IG army in all in a snowy urban theme.

I didn't modernize the baneblade because I didn't know the weapon loadout (don't have IA and didn't have a way to play it - it was just for display) until I got Apaocolypse.

However, I haven't have any problems from opponents if I just use it as counts as a real baneblade. Same thing for my shadowsword when it's painted. The only rules I have for superheavies is Apoc, so
i will count it as a Hellhammer until more datasheets are published.

odmiller
28-10-2007, 18:12
Well, I'm finishing up a Basilisk for my IG, but I thought I'd show a sneak peak of my next project, the Masters of the Chapter. Backpacks and backbanners will be done separately.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mastersodchapterwip.gif

Khrangar
28-10-2007, 18:17
The masters look good, I especially like the Mk3 guy on the far right.

I can't help but notice the lack of the Mk6 Master, does that mean you want to give him to me? lol.

Khrangar

odmiller
28-10-2007, 18:22
The masters look good, I especially like the Mk3 guy on the far right.

I can't help but notice the lack of the Mk6 Master, does that mean you want to give him to me? lol.

Khrangar

:)Actually, I split the box. It worked out well, as I had one painted and the second DA master mini already, so I just needed two of the new ones. Add a few DA bits, a little mix and match, and viola!

Marovian
28-10-2007, 19:03
Some pretty brilliant work there, the DA look very good.

I'd like to see more of you guard as well.

AbyssRaven
29-10-2007, 04:54
I love this log, its looking great.

3 questions though:
1. how do you paint black? I cant ever get mine to look that good
2. What are the robes on the second termie squad? from the DW box or the BT box?
3. The female Ig, are they simply male ig bodies + female bits, or are the bodies in general more slender? if its only the prior i may work at modeling some via greenstuff

Love this, keep it up!

odmiller
29-10-2007, 17:38
I love this log, its looking great.

3 questions though:
1. how do you paint black? I cant ever get mine to look that good
2. What are the robes on the second termie squad? from the DW box or the BT box?
3. The female Ig, are they simply male ig bodies + female bits, or are the bodies in general more slender? if its only the prior i may work at modeling some via greenstuff

Love this, keep it up!

Glad you like them.

The black for the marines is Chaos Black with a codex gray drybrush. Then I give the entire piece a blackwash to tone down the highlights. Then I use diluted black to clean up the drybrush residue from any large flat surfaces.

After a Matte Varnish, my marines get a light spray of gloss varnish. It makes the overall armor effect more to the way I want them. My IG stays Matte, but the marines need a little more shine.

2. The command squad's robes are all from the BT box with hooded heads from the new DA box.

3. The female IG bodies and heads are cast by a gaming group. Here's a link.

http://www.thephoenixwargamersclub.com/forums/index.php?sid=b299ec4db78445959db46ec7b735d39f

odmiller
30-10-2007, 08:56
Here's the Bassie almost done. I just need to paint the loader servitor, and clip the bases off the minis and glue them down. I'll post better pics then, but I just wanted to prove I am working.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/basiliskwip.gif

odmiller
30-10-2007, 09:10
Oh, and last week I decided to salvage an old Commissar I acquired in a bulk bits trade. He was in bad shape, but now he lives to serve the Emperor again. He's the one on the right.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/commissars.gif

odmiller
02-11-2007, 08:47
Well, after a crazy week, I finally finished the Bassie.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/basilisk.gif

Hope you like it.

Reflex
02-11-2007, 08:49
it looks great...

one question... how is a officer with a powersword meant to help? :p

odmiller
02-11-2007, 09:01
it looks great...

one question... how is a officer with a powersword meant to help? :p

He doesn't help. He just yells at the loading servitor, feeling powerful.

odmiller
05-11-2007, 17:55
Well, I may have been getting ahead of myself with the Masters of the Chapter. I just realized I have only two weeks before a big Apocalypse game I need my IG for.

This means my BaneBlade needs to take top priority on the painting table. I built it over the weekend, and primed it this morning. I'll get WIP pics up tonight.

By the way, the tank is a joy to build for anyone who hasn't yet.

Novogord_Vivendi
05-11-2007, 17:57
By the way, the tank is a joy to build for anyone who hasn't yet.
I don't have one yet. And it will take a while before I get one. First I will try to paint through all the stuff that is left before I buy some new goodies.

And how can a person hope to encourage a servitor? They aren't human anymore, so how would affect it then? Just love your work.

Serraphim
05-11-2007, 18:14
I can definately say that the pics don't do them justice. They look a lot better in person.

P.S: How was that blue win on sat, made me a happy man.

odmiller
05-11-2007, 19:47
I can definately say that the pics don't do them justice. They look a lot better in person.

P.S: How was that blue win on sat, made me a happy man.

Did you get to see it? None of the big games were on FSC, so all I got to see was Newcastle get thrashed over and over. It made me sad.

By the way, thanks for the knid words Jamie.

odmiller
05-11-2007, 19:49
I don't have one yet. And it will take a while before I get one. First I will try to paint through all the stuff that is left before I buy some new goodies.

And how can a person hope to encourage a servitor? They aren't human anymore, so how would affect it then? Just love your work.

I think it would be much the same as yelling at your computer or car. It doesn't really help, but certain types of people seem to do it anyway!

Glad you like the minis.

Serraphim
05-11-2007, 21:12
Didn't see the whole game, just the highlights on the interwebs. One of these days, I'm gonna need to borrow your camera so I can take some pics of my own.

Reflex
06-11-2007, 04:27
He doesn't help. He just yells at the loading servitor, feeling powerful.

oh... i should have realised that when i called him an officer of the imperial guard... :p

Tehkonrad
06-11-2007, 05:55
nice one reflex

odmiller
06-11-2007, 08:51
oh... i should have realised that when i called him an officer of the imperial guard... :p

Exactly my point. And one who sits way behind the front line too.

Well, here's the first Hellhammer update.

Primed and tracks first coated. The Russ is just for scale and painting reference.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hellhammerwip1.gif

MF3000
06-11-2007, 11:34
Very kool stuff.

sj

odmiller
06-11-2007, 17:31
Very kool stuff.

sj

Thanks MF3000.

odmiller
06-11-2007, 23:58
Made some progress at lunch today, almost finished one of the tank commanders. They're quick and easy to put in a box of paints and leave in my car. Pics tonight, along with any other updates I get done this evening.

Orcdom
07-11-2007, 02:16
hows the old armorcast baneblade size up to the new plastic one?
Steve

odmiller
07-11-2007, 04:14
hows the old armorcast baneblade size up to the new plastic one?
Steve

It's quite a bit smaller. I'll post it up for comparison in my next updates.

odmiller
08-11-2007, 09:35
Here's the promised update.

The crew are complete. The turret's colors are painted but the weathering hasn't been added yet. I'm too tired.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hellhammerwip2.gif

Serraphim
08-11-2007, 23:53
8-0 WTF?

On topic - Very nice and clean. Especially the commanders. You'll have to bring it by the store so that I can take a closer look at it.

odmiller
09-11-2007, 05:38
8-0 WTF?

On topic - Very nice and clean. Especially the commanders. You'll have to bring it by the store so that I can take a closer look at it.

Will do.

Man U is looking pretty brutal at the moment too, 4 goals a game, every game.

odmiller
09-11-2007, 18:56
Well, for what it's worth without pictures, I completed the weathering on the turret today. I'll try to post pics tonight. Now, it's on to the main bode of the beast.

Inquisitor Konig
09-11-2007, 19:27
That is the first Hellhammer I have seen. What made you want to make it rather than the Baneblade?

odmiller
09-11-2007, 19:55
That is the first Hellhammer I have seen. What made you want to make it rather than the Baneblade?

Well, I have an armorcast baneblade and stormsword (not the same I know, but still) so have a third type of super tank seemed to make sense. Also, I love the hellhounds in my army, and that theme of cleansing fire seems to fit with a Brigade seconded to the Inquisition.

jeremy1391
09-11-2007, 21:51
wow that hellhammer looks sweet!!!

odmiller
10-11-2007, 00:05
wow that hellhammer looks sweet!!!

Thanks! It's nice to hear people like the way it's going.

MF3000
10-11-2007, 05:14
My god that is the best painted version of the baneblade commander.

*applause*

sj

odmiller
13-11-2007, 08:24
Sorry for the wait. Here is the next update.

The base painting is complete. Next I need to complete the distressing, then the road dust, then the snow.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hellhammerwip3.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hellhammerwip4.gif

Novogord_Vivendi
13-11-2007, 10:09
Looking good, keep going.

odmiller
13-11-2007, 17:01
Looking good, keep going.

I'll get there. The weathering turns into a bit of a slog, especially with all the rivets, but I'll get there!

Earthbeard
13-11-2007, 17:10
Lovely Hallhammer there, the weathering just adds that much more to the model.

Dark, brooding and menacing...this model needs to "slaughter" the enemy now :)

odmiller
13-11-2007, 17:21
Lovely Hallhammer there, the weathering just adds that much more to the model.

Dark, brooding and menacing...this model needs to "slaughter" the enemy now :)

I have a big apocalypse game this weekend to break it in. With my luck, it'll be out first turn, but I look forward to at least getting the maiden game out of the way.

odmiller
15-11-2007, 08:31
Well, made some more progress. Just the side weathering to do now.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hellhammerwip5.gif

The_Dark_Raven
15-11-2007, 08:48
That is one damn good tank really like the way you have made it very clean.

odmiller
15-11-2007, 17:11
That is one damn good tank really like the way you have made it very clean.

Thanks. I am hoping to get the rest of the weathering done today.

odmiller
15-11-2007, 21:32
Well, the good news is that I got the weathering done at lunchtime. I'll add the dust tonight and hopefully the snow, and get pics up.

odmiller
16-11-2007, 07:45
OK, here's the completed Hellhammer.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hellhammer2.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hellhammer1.gif

and here's a size comparison to the armorcast Baneblade

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/superheavycomparison.gif

odmiller
16-11-2007, 17:45
I think next it's back to my Marine Masters of the Chapter, although, while I'm on a role with the guard, I just may finish up some final units.

odmiller
21-11-2007, 01:27
Thought I'd show some pics of the tanks in action at an Apocalypse game over the weekend.

Here are pics from the game. I tried to put up a key one from each turn.

Set up
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/setup.gif

Turn 1
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/turn1_squiggothsarrive.gif

Turn 2
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/turn2_speedfreaksarrive.gif

Turn 3
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/turn3_orks_assault.gif

odmiller
21-11-2007, 01:28
Turn4
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/turn4_marineassault.gif

The End
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/turn4_-imperium-holds-de.gif

odmiller
21-11-2007, 01:29
Now, Masters of the Chapter next.

odmiller
21-11-2007, 02:06
Thanks! The game was a blast and my baneblades did not suffer the Shiney New Model fate, the hellhammer was brutal on those orks and DE.

Serraphim
21-11-2007, 17:42
Yay, my arm is in one of the photos.

odmiller
21-11-2007, 17:58
Yay, my arm is in one of the photos.

Lol. I tried to cut you out completely but it just didn't work!

chuckyhol
21-11-2007, 18:00
How did you paint those fantastic tanks?

odmiller
21-11-2007, 20:23
How did you paint those fantastic tanks?

If you look back through this thread at the baneblade you should get a pretty good look. If you need more info, I/m happy to oblige.

Inquisitor Konig
22-11-2007, 01:44
Who won? Did the Hellhammer poke any "battle tank sized" wholes in those Squigoths?

odmiller
22-11-2007, 02:44
The Imperium held for the 4 turns we played. The Hellhammer, helped kill one squiggoth turn 1, wiped out a 30 ork squad and helped finish the second squiggoth turn 2, killed a DE beastie turn 3, and wiped out 1/3 of the DE army turn 4.

It, and the baneblade, performed very well.

chuckyhol
22-11-2007, 06:31
Do you even drybrush the actual tank hull at all? Or is it just flat black with the weathering and chipping?

odmiller
22-11-2007, 17:55
Do you even drybrush the actual tank hull at all? Or is it just flat black with the weathering and chipping?

Flat black under the weathering and chipping, then drybrushed grey road dust on the bottom half of the tank.

Well, I've started the next DA Master. Green highlighted armor and base coats for all bones/whites/golds done. I'll try to get pics up before the next step.

Inquisitor Konig
22-11-2007, 19:39
What do you think was better; the Hellhammer or the Baneblade...? I havnt decided which to do yet.

odmiller
22-11-2007, 19:42
What do you think was better; the Hellhammer or the Baneblade...? I havnt decided which to do yet.

Well, to be fair, it was in a cityfight against DE and Orks, the exact type of game the hellhammer's made for. It never got to fire its short range side sponsons, while the baneblade obviously did. If you don't have either, I would go for the baneblade, but for being a bit different and standing out, the hallhammer's the one. I do like the look of the hellhammer.

odmiller
27-11-2007, 09:19
Finally a picture. Here's an update pic of the first new Master of the Chapter. A couple touchups, and varnish to go. Sorry about the quality of the pic, but I just wanted to prove progress. I'll take proper ones when there's more to show.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/master1.gif

MrInsomniac
27-11-2007, 13:03
I wondered how thae masters would look painted up to be Dark Angels. Wasn't sure whether they'd fit, but your conversion is very good. Maybe I will bite the bullet ad get them.

As others have said, awesome tanks! Keep up the good work.

odmiller
27-11-2007, 17:54
I wondered how thae masters would look painted up to be Dark Angels. Wasn't sure whether they'd fit, but your conversion is very good. Maybe I will bite the bullet ad get them.

As others have said, awesome tanks! Keep up the good work.

Thanks Mr. I think they work pretty well, especially with the new DA bitz and some weapon swaps. The next one is my favorite.

odmiller
04-01-2008, 01:07
Well, it's been a long time since I've added anything. I just finishing the second DA Company Master. The pics aren't great, but you get the picture.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/master2.gif

I'll try to get either the last master or Azrael himself painted this weekend.

dr.oetk3r
04-01-2008, 01:13
You have some inspirational models there.

Nice headswap.

EmMeTt
04-01-2008, 05:41
The female guard are great, as are the DW terminators.

How do you make the berets?

odmiller
04-01-2008, 16:00
The female guard are great, as are the DW terminators.

How do you make the berets?

The berets are just a blob of greenstuff, molded into shape with a wet exacto knife. You can probably see better here...

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/femalesquad1.gif

Glad you like them.

Death Korp
04-01-2008, 16:05
Pure Gold here mate. I'm especially liking the DA, but i am in a Space Marine mood anyway :)

DK

odmiller
04-01-2008, 16:19
Pure Gold here mate. I'm especially liking the DA, but i am in a Space Marine mood anyway :)

DK

Thanks Death Korp. Glad you like them.

odmiller
07-01-2008, 19:31
Well, I made some progress last night on the Masters of the Chapter, finishing up Azrael's banner and backpack. I'll try to make some more progress and get pics up tonight.

odmiller
08-01-2008, 08:13
Here's my WIP of Azrael. His banner and Jawa are complete. Now onto the big man (actually he's smaller than his Captains). I hope to have updates tomorrow.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/azraelwip.gif

Angel Robertson
08-01-2008, 08:15
That banner looks superb! Did you think of giving azrael some platforms perhaps to make him bigger?

AR

odmiller
08-01-2008, 08:33
That banner looks superb! Did you think of giving azrael some platforms perhaps to make him bigger?

AR

Lol, I'm still thinking about it. He may stand on some scenery to compensate!

odmiller
10-01-2008, 09:08
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/azraelwip2.gif

Here's an update. Bone, skin, and white areas done. Gold is next.

Borsil
10-01-2008, 09:22
I have to say I love your dark angels! only problem I see is its putting my off starting my own as they'll never be as good :(

watching with interest!

odmiller
10-01-2008, 18:33
I have to say I love your dark angels! only problem I see is its putting my off starting my own as they'll never be as good :(

watching with interest!

I'm glad you like them, but don't let that stop you! Remember, the darker the paintjob, the more forgiving! That's my motto anyway.

odmiller
14-01-2008, 00:13
Well, here's the progress. Azrael is complete, and I've made the base. Next step is to paint the base up and glue him down.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/azraelwip3.gif

odmiller
14-01-2008, 09:04
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/azrael.gif

Azrael's finished except for the sealant. One more Master to go.

odmiller
22-01-2008, 00:38
Well, I made progress today. The backpack and back banner for the last Master are complete. Pics tonight.

[Glory] Wulf
22-01-2008, 09:51
Azrael's finished except for the sealant. One more Master to go.
What's sealant? Do you mean (purity seal) varnish? If so, how do you prevent the grass from clogging?

And might I add: the finished Azrael looks great!

odmiller
22-01-2008, 18:22
Wulf;2283603']What's sealant? Do you mean (purity seal) varnish? If so, how do you prevent the grass from clogging?

And might I add: the finished Azrael looks great!

Yeah, I meant varnish. I use spray sealant and have never had a problem with the grass. I use the GW Matte, and then a light spray of Testor's gloss on my marines, just to give them a bit of the look I like. My IG are matte only.

Glad you like Azrael.

Here is the promised back banner, better late than never...

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/master3wip.gif

odmiller
22-01-2008, 23:04
Well, I got some painting done on my lunch break, base coats for all the gold and bleached bone areas on the Master

odmiller
24-01-2008, 09:15
HEre's the next update. I've finished the gold and bleached bone areas.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/master3wipb.gif

odmiller
25-01-2008, 08:50
Here's the last Master complete. I'll take better photos of the whole group over the weekend.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/master3.gif

Temprus
29-01-2008, 05:14
The white cloth ties him in much better with the Dark Angels than the red colors GW used.

odmiller
29-01-2008, 07:55
The white cloth ties him in much better with the Dark Angels than the red colors GW used.

Thanks Temprus. I'm not a fan of overdoing the red either (bolters, etc.). Here are better pictures of the completed Masters Data Sheet:

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mastersazrael.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/azraelfinal.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mastersofchapter.gif

odmiller
29-01-2008, 17:42
Well, I've decided my next project, the Master of the Ravenwing...

Novogord_Vivendi
29-01-2008, 17:48
I really like your figures. Please continu.

odmiller
29-01-2008, 19:48
Thanks man.

odmiller
08-05-2008, 08:04
Well, I'm resurrecting this thread as I've finished my fantasy army, and am back in 40k mode.

This will mostly be Dark Angels stuff, as I first have my Master of the Ravenwing to paint, and then I'll be working on adding units I need to my standing DA army for GT later this year. However, I'm sure some IG or Inquisition stuff will sneak in from time to time!

So, pic for tonight, my WIP MotRW. First off, I have to say how much I love this model. I've been waiting to get to it for months as I made myself focus on finishing my Fantasy army first, and boy was the wait worth it.

I still have all the black areas to touchup and highlight, and also his shoulderpads and a little more on the bike console. If all goes well I can finish that stuff tomorrow night. After that, it's the cloak, and then done.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/motrwwip.gif

odmiller
08-05-2008, 23:09
Made some progress at lunch today. All that's left is the black cleanup and highlighting and the cape.

Dictator
09-05-2008, 02:33
looking really good. how are you going to field all the commanders, if at all?

systmdownxer
09-05-2008, 03:16
those masters are fantastic!

odmiller
09-05-2008, 08:07
Thanks guys. I only painted them up for Apocalypse games, which I never play in anyway! I will try to get a big game in this summer for a chance to field them.

Finished the MotrW tonight. I need to get some gloss varnish tomorrow, as right now he's just got a matte coat and I like my marine armor to have a little shine. I'll try to get a pic up tonight before the final one tomorrow.

odmiller
09-05-2008, 08:37
Well, here's the completed Master of the Ravenwing. I need to put a light gloss varnish on and take a final pic, but all the work's done.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/motrwwip1.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/motrwwip2.gif

odmiller
10-05-2008, 22:37
Here's the finished shot

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/motrwfinal.gif

G.Hawke
10-05-2008, 22:45
wow very nice work, something cooler than normal about these dark angels

hawke

odmiller
10-05-2008, 22:54
wow very nice work, something cooler than normal about these dark angels

hawke

Hawke, glad do you like them, you say the nicest things.

G.Hawke
10-05-2008, 23:02
Hawke, glad do you like them, you say the nicest things.

Beleive me its not intentional, i don't like compliments, their seedy things, all nice and smiley...

like ultramarines, compliments are very common, but there are very few with any actual uses or point to them. However, there are a certain number of logs worth these useful comments.

One minor painter note though, the cloak of the ravenwing would do with a touch up, it seems to be a bit two tonal, maybe a washed down bleach bone over the edges so the inking is less obvious?

hawke

odmiller
11-05-2008, 00:37
Beleive me its not intentional, i don't like compliments, their seedy things, all nice and smiley...

like ultramarines, compliments are very common, but there are very few with any actual uses or point to them. However, there are a certain number of logs worth these useful comments.

One minor painter note though, the cloak of the ravenwing would do with a touch up, it seems to be a bit two tonal, maybe a washed down bleach bone over the edges so the inking is less obvious?

hawke

I think you're correct on the cloak. I'll touch it up. Stuff always shows up in the pics that isn't obvious in person.

odmiller
18-05-2008, 20:11
My next project is a DA Devastator Squad.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/devsquadwip.gif

Tiller5
18-05-2008, 21:33
odmiller, your Dark Angels are simply amazing. I adore your paintwork, its so crisp and detailed! I am ashamed I've only just come across this log of yours!

odmiller
19-05-2008, 19:28
odmiller, your Dark Angels are simply amazing. I adore your paintwork, its so crisp and detailed! I am ashamed I've only just come across this log of yours!


Thanks Tiller5, glad you like them. I don't think it's any fault of your own you haven't seen my stuff. I had shut 40k down for a few months to finish my fantasy army, and just started reposting here again.

odmiller
23-05-2008, 09:33
Here's the promised update. Bone areas done. Not sure what's next, but will try to make progress tomorrow.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/devsquadwip1.gif

odmiller
03-06-2008, 08:57
Thought I'd post an update. It took me a couple of days to recover from my trip, but I got a bit of work done today. All done except for the silver parts and the icons.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/devsquadwip2.gif

odmiller
06-06-2008, 09:25
I finally finished the first combat squad. The other half should be much faster with no heavy weapons.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/devsquadfinal1.gif

odmiller
24-08-2008, 01:11
It's been a while since I posted, but I figured I'd put my finished GT Army up here in the thread where I blogged the painting of many of its components.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gtarmyfront.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gtarmyright.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gtarmyleft.gif

odmiller
04-09-2008, 23:36
Well, I made some changes to the army, substituting a vet squad and adding some objective markers.


http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gtarmy2.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gtarmy3.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gtarmy4.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gtarmy5.gif

I'll spend the next two evenings pouring over the rules and DA codex, getting ready for the games.

odmiller
04-09-2008, 23:38
Here are the final Shots of the Veterans (all successor chapters), one straight on, and one showing off the Chapter Badges.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/vetsquad.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/vetsquad2.gif

PotatoLegs
05-09-2008, 00:11
Frikkin dope. Stuff like this makes me wet, but then again I do similar stuff as well

Two thumbs up soldier

odmiller
05-09-2008, 00:22
Lol, I don't know what to say about that, other than thank you?

Glad you like them.

Temprus
05-09-2008, 05:44
Awesome as always, hope to get some pictures of these over the weekend.

odmiller
05-09-2008, 08:16
Awesome as always, hope to get some pictures of these over the weekend.

Look forward to seeing you there. What are you playing?

Temprus
08-09-2008, 03:02
I was just a visitor. I had wanted to get there well before the tournament started but it was not meant to be, then I got called into work almost as soon as I did walked in the doors. :cries: I barely got to see any of the armies. The place was too packed for me to get any shots in or to look at the armies in the inner tables without interrupting the games.

The_Fendler
08-09-2008, 03:23
Looks great! I can't wait to see more.

odmiller
08-09-2008, 20:53
Thanks Fendler. GT was a blast. Lots of great armies to remind me how far I have to go to be considered a good painter.

I have some 40k projects brewing. I'll post them up once I decide what to tackle next.

odmiller
09-09-2008, 19:35
On to the next project. I was inspired a couple of months ago by a thread painting old IG in the Necromundian color scheme from RT days.

My exisiting Guard army is getting redesignated as the Necromundian 8th, the Spiders. I'll be doing some touch ups, and adding the new unit markings, as modified to fit with the current wargear. I've done a test model and should have pics tonight.

odmiller
10-09-2008, 08:39
I have about 4000 painted pts of IG that I will be updating from a nondescript gray to Alpha Company of the the Necromundian 8th, the Spiders.

I was inspired by another thread a few months ago using the old RT models.

I've decided to drop some of the old RT era markings, and modify others. I've decided that when the Necromundian Regiments received their new gear, some changes were made.

I am playing in an escalation campaign starting in a couple of weeks, so there will be some method to my unit selection, as I want to only field the new elements.

Here's a shot of my first two updated elements. In the front you see the 1st platoon command squad, and in the back, a Veteran Squad.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrowip.gif

Aside from unit markings, each soldier has a facial "chevron" tattoo. The vehicles will have Spider markings, etc.

odmiller
10-09-2008, 08:40
Forgot to mention, I have two 1st Platoon Squads, and two Sentinals to get updated to complete my opening 500pt selection for the campaign next Friday.

odmiller
12-09-2008, 09:02
Made some more progress. Here is the first squad in the platoon and 1/2 of the second.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrowip2.gif

odmiller
13-09-2008, 07:54
I actually got a lot more done today than I thought I would. I finished the squad and then updated my sentinals. You can see on one side of the sentinals there is the Regiment # and on the other side a spider logo with the Company designation.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrosentinals.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrowip3.gif

MF3000
13-09-2008, 09:25
Wow your infantry platoons are really looking mean!

sj

odmiller
14-09-2008, 03:12
Wow your infantry platoons are really looking mean!

sj

Glad you like them MF3000. I thought I was going to have to start offering money to get a response of some kind!

Unfortunately, no matter how mean, they still die quickly.

zaza
14-09-2008, 12:17
I first saw your DA army over at Fortress of the Unforgiven, great work. I'm suprised you don't get more comments on your amazingly painted models!

Looking forward to seeing more guard, although is there anymore DA stuff in the pipeline?

odmiller
14-09-2008, 19:01
There might be. I have a couple of black reach sets I need to paint, as well as a couple of new drop pods, but I'm not sure if they're going to be DA or some other chapter.

odmiller
17-09-2008, 09:10
Recent updates.

First stormtrooper squad.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrost1.gif

And my Command Squads. One Senior and One Junior. After this was taken I noticed the banner needed updating!

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrocmndwip.gif

odmiller
17-09-2008, 09:11
Another update.

Chimeras (since they support the Stormtroopers, crew get the red assault stripes). Note the Regiment designation on the turrets and the Company Designation on the side armor via spider.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrochimeras.gif

Hellhounds

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrohellhounds.gif

My second Stormtrooper squad

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrost2.gif

and of course my Company banner, edited to add the Company number and Regiment.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrostandard.gif

odmiller
25-09-2008, 08:58
Here's the third squad from my infantry platoon.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrowip4.gif

Next it's on to some tanks I think.

zaza
27-09-2008, 08:35
That's awesome. I really love the helmet stripes, they really set a great focul point on the models.

As I'm about to start on a plasmacannon having never done one before, any chance of a close up of the plasma gunner in the first stormtrooper squad?

odmiller
28-09-2008, 04:50
Here's my updated Bassie.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrobassie.gif

odmiller
28-09-2008, 04:52
That's awesome. I really love the helmet stripes, they really set a great focul point on the models.

As I'm about to start on a plasmacannon having never done one before, any chance of a close up of the plasma gunner in the first stormtrooper squad?

I'll take a pic next time I have a camera out.

Serraphim
29-09-2008, 22:47
Your IG is coming along nicely. You going to be entering the comp at the store?

odmiller
09-10-2008, 23:55
Your IG is coming along nicely. You going to be entering the comp at the store?

For the Space Marine Character? Yeah.

Here's a shot of an updated Demolisher and a Russ in Necromundian colors.
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrotanks1.gif

odmiller
20-11-2008, 22:46
Finally got back to my IG after some other projects. I've finished updating the other tanks to the Necro scheme, but it's not that exciting, so i won't take pics.

My next project it to bring a second platoon up to date. First I need to complete the last 5 in the squad. You can see that the first 5 have had the update, and now the second five are built.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrofemalesquadwip.gif

I'll try to base them tonight and prime them tomorrow.

odmiller
21-11-2008, 16:17
Here's a picture of one of the projects that sidetracked my Necromundian retrofit.

This is Veteran Sgt Dercius from the 2nd Company Command Squad. I did him for a local painting comp, which had to use a majority of parts from the plastic commander box. I alo wanted to see if I liked painting ultramarines enough to make them a new space marine army.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/cmndsqdvetsgt.gif

odmiller
21-11-2008, 16:23
Here's a pic of my Hellhammer after the retrofit. I decided the 8th had its own attached tank units, which probably isn't correct, but what the hell. You can see the facial tattoo of a local boy done good, as well as the Spider markings and 8th Necro Regimental ID.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrohellhammercu.gif

Finally, here's the next 5 grunts afterbeing based. I'll get them primed today. As you can see I've decided the 8th is a mixed regiment. All those Escher gangers that get rounded up have to go somewhere!

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrofemalesquadwip2.gif

odmiller
24-11-2008, 20:22
Here's another squad update before I start on the next 5.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecro5thsquad.gif

odmiller
11-12-2008, 08:45
Well, I've finally started making progress again on the 8th Necro. I took some time off to work on some Warhammer projects, but I'm moving again. First layer of grey done.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrofemalesquadwip3.gif

odmiller
16-12-2008, 09:23
Well, I've finished the rest of this squad finally. I'll try to have pics up tomorrow.

Dictator
16-12-2008, 12:27
Are those the oldschool stormtroopers?! If so, right on! If not, they still look perfect!

Marovian
16-12-2008, 13:18
Nice work on the grunts, and I really like the Hellhammer

odmiller
16-12-2008, 17:47
They're the newest plastic versions with GS berets.

I'm glad you like the Helhammer. I have another superheavy to paint.

Here are the final shots, first of the 5 just completed, then the entire squad.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrofemalesquadwip4.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecrofemalesquadfinal.gif

I have a command squad for this platoon still to update, and then the entire army will have been repainted into the Necromundian scheme. After that I need to paint my big tank.

odmiller
17-12-2008, 06:40
Here's the last updated squad, the second platoon command squad. There's also my demo charge thrower when I decide to put together a special weapons team.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/8thnecro2ndplatooncmnd.gif

T_55
17-12-2008, 09:23
This is a great army Odmiller, i really like your Demolisher and Leman Russ, the battle damage is a nice touch and the yellow panels provide a nice little contrast. Can't wait to see more.

Magos Explorator
17-12-2008, 10:00
I really like the way you've done the chipping on your vehicles.

odmiller
17-12-2008, 16:11
Thanks guys, glad you like the tanks, I'm working on some ogryns now. Hope to have some pics soon. After them, I think it's the shadowsword.

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 16:21
This army's really very attractive. The dark colour scheme and the slick execution very seriously make me consider starting a Guard army! As an old Necromunda player, the fact that the "Spiders" has been revived is something I like very much.

Keep up the good work, ODM!

odmiller
17-12-2008, 18:08
This army's really very attractive. The dark colour scheme and the slick execution very seriously make me consider starting a Guard army! As an old Necromunda player, the fact that the "Spiders" has been revived is something I like very much.

Keep up the good work, ODM!


Glad to make an old Necromunda player happy. I picked up the old RT era WD compendium again, which has a wealth of info on the old guard formations and paint schemes, and also some cool units to add. I used to have all this stuff, but I got rid of everything over a decade ago so it's kind of cool rediscovering all the fluff.

I think I'm going to add a special weapons squad made of penal legion troopers down the road. I've figured out how I'm going to put them together and paint the uniforms already, now it's just to put the concept in the project queue.

Noserenda
17-12-2008, 19:39
Very Impressive army, love the berets and the black and snow looks very effective.

odmiller
18-12-2008, 09:15
Very Impressive army, love the berets and the black and snow looks very effective.

Thanks!

Here's the next update, my WIP ogryns. The flesh areas are done (although may add more tattoos later). I love these models.
http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ogrynswip.gif

odmiller
19-12-2008, 20:40
I've made some progress on the ogryns, the gray cloth is done. It's a little washed out in the pics, but you'll get the idea.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ogrynswip1.gif

odmiller
22-12-2008, 09:26
Here's the next update. I've finished the leather areas, the grenades and bionic eye, and the imperial eagles. I think the buckles and armor will be next, and then the ripper gun last.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ogrynswip2.gif

odmiller
23-12-2008, 18:34
Here are the final Ogryns. Hope you like them. As promised, I'll set up some full army shots before starting anything else.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ogrynsfinal.gif

odmiller
24-12-2008, 00:22
Here are pictures of A Company, 8th Necromundian Regiment, at the moment.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necrocomplete.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necrocompletefront.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necrocompleteleft.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necrocompleteright.gif

odmiller
24-12-2008, 00:24
And some closer shots...

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necrocmnd2.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necrocmnd.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necro1stplatoon.gif

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/necro2ndplatoon.gif