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McMullet
01-11-2007, 08:30
Please read this post before replying!

Greetings, fellow painters, and welcome to the fourth Tale of 40K Painters monthly update extravaganza!

For those of you who don’t know what the Tale of Painters is, look here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/general-project-logs/91272-the-tale-of-40k-painters-working-thread.html). For those of you who are participating, this is the official thread in which you should post the work you have done in the last month. Over the next seven days, participants in the Tale should post here ONCE, and ONCE ONLY, for each army you are painting! If you are not participating in the Tale of 40K Painters, please do not post here before the 7th of November. This is so that we can keep the posts containing everyone's work from last month together as an "intro" to the project. If you wish to comment on anyone's work before then, please use the current working thread (http://warseer.com/forums/general-project-logs/105473-tale-of-40k-painters-monthly-update-3-and-october-working-thread.html) or look at their project log. :)

In your post, you should include a description of each unit you have painted, including the number and type of models, and any upgrades or equipment they carry, followed by the total points cost of the unit. Please, DO NOT post the points costs of individual upgrades or models, as GW don’t like it and so neither, by extension, do the moderators. If you have painted more than one unit, give the total points cost of your monthly painting endeavours.

Next, please post photos of each unit you have painted, and of the army as a whole. Photos should be cropped or resized to less than 1024 by 1024 pixels to avoid scrollbars and ensure the thread doesn’t take too long to load.

The rest of your post is up to you. You can say anything you like here, about what you enjoyed or found hard, what you were especially pleased with, etc., etc., and any additional photos you wish to show. However, please post no more than 4 images per army per month (i.e, please don’t use multiple posts to add extra images). If you want to add more than 4 photos, then either include them as links to your photo album, or as attachments. You could, of course, take a photo including more than one unit as long as the image isn’t too big. Also, include a link to your painting log here if you have one, so that anyone viewing the thread can give you some feedback if they want to.

Feel free to use this post (http://warseer.com/forums/1790884-post2.html) as a template for your update.

If you have to play a joker, please post saying so, and include a suitably amusing image. If you do not post within the next seven days, then you will automatically count as having jokered October.

Thanks for reading all that. I look forward to seeing your work!

Sam (McMullet)

As of the current time, the enlisted painters are as follows:

Spikedog : Armoured company
AnkhAngel : Ankh Angels (homebrewed Marines)
BrightRedRazor : Dark Angels
cpl_hicks : Daemonhunters
Crazed_monkey : Cadians
Deakor : Blood Angels
El diablo : Black Legion
Fishborne : Imperial Guard
Frgt/10 : Alpha Legion
G.Hawke : Blood Pact
greyclaw : Renegade Guard
Harry : Space Marines (Desert Lions)
Heldane : Space Marines (Raptors)
Ikafrai : Crimson Fists
Iziuth : Eldar
Jim Reaper : IG
lord_blackfang : White Scars
Lostanddamned : Armoured company
Marksekay : Imperial Fists
McMullet : Tyranids
Meticulous : Space Wolves 13th Company
Norsehawk : IG
Norsehawk : Marines
penguin663 : Death Guard
PMTN : Necrons
PMTN : Eldar
Shadowphrakt : Armoured Company
Silvereye : Eldar
sir.spamalot : Sisters of Battle
skidrow : Ghost Templars (Marines)
ss-cherubael : Flash Boaters. With Wretch Hanter Oilies.
SuavelyDunn : Eldar
Thoth62 : Space Marines

That makes 31 painters and 33 armies, distributed as follows:

Chaos/Renegade Marines: 3
Craftworld Eldar: 4
Imperial Guard: 9
Inquisition: 3
Necrons: 1
Space Marines: 12
Tyranids: 1

Note: As with last month, please continue to use the current working thread until the submission deadline (7th of November), when this thread will transmogrify into the new working thread.

PS. This was a copy/paste from last month, so if any of the dates look off then please shout at and abuse me until I edit it. :angel:

Norsehawk
01-11-2007, 11:15
School sucked this time around so I barely accomplished anything, I had tons of things come due at the same time, and It is continuing into November as well, I am going to have to go with part of the baneblade as was suggested in the working thread, and I have one single marine mostly finished, I just need to find his backpack and glue it back on.

So on the marine side, not a Joker, but pretty far under points, on the IG side, 200 points worth of baneblade.

Pics after I get back from school and the sun is up.

Jim Reaper
01-11-2007, 14:27
Wave after Wave of Jim Reaper's Men: October 2007

Unit 1: Sentinel, Autocannon. 50 points.

Unit 2: Mortar squad, 26.67 points.

Unit 3: Infantry squad, autocannon, grenade launcher. 83 points.

Unit 4: Platoon command squad, power weapon, bolt pistol. 46 points.

TOTAL PAINTING FOR OCTOBER: 205.67 POINTS

TOTAL ARMY POINTS: 616 POINTS

BACKGROUND/THEME:
An entire army of fodder. Joy!

BUILD/CONVERSION:
This month: Exactly no conversions at all. I've been engaged in nefarious planning as to how to convert my command HQ, though. Hopefully I'll be able to use spare time over the coming months to work on these guys so I don't have to do them all in one month, so with any luck there'll be pictures and so forth.

PAINTING:
Much the same. Red blah blah brown blah blah flesh.

BASING:
The standard grass 'n' earth. I've used almost half a pot of Black Ink already just inking the bases.

STILL TO DO:

Nowt!

HIGHS AND LOWS:

The officer's face looks pretty good I think. The sentinel is repainted from my aborted attempt to start an IG army about two years ago and looks a lot better IMO. And finally, first to post my work this month, woop!

On the other hand, I'm not looking forward to next month as it's very model-heavy.

PICTURES:

Sentinel:
http://images.fotopic.net/yqjwtg.jpg

"A" Platoon's Command Squad:
http://images.fotopic.net/yqjwth.jpg

Another infantry squad, plus a mortar team:
http://images.fotopic.net/yqjwti.jpg

The whole bally lot thus far:
http://images.fotopic.net/yqjwtx.jpg

Next Month: 10 Conscripts, yet another Infantry Squad, yet another Sentinel and a stormtrooper with a meltagun.

El-Diablo
01-11-2007, 19:31
Joker from me this month. Once the baneblade came out I knew where my painting time was going. That plus commissions has had me away from the Legion this month, hopefully I can pull something dread shaped out for november.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/El-Diablo/joker22.jpg

Lostanddamned
01-11-2007, 22:19
TOTAL PAINTING FOR OCTOBER: 147 POINTS

TOTAL ARMY POINTS: 691 POINTS (plus 1000 of Baneblade...)

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Armoured Company - expanding on to Armoured Regiment. Cadians, with all the Militarised awesome that goes with it.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight Forward out of the box and bag, crewman & hatch required a little trimming for a good fit

PAINTING:
Chaos Black Undercoat. All over coat or three of Catachan green, the Metal heavily drybrushed Boltgun Metal, All the rivets picked out in Chaos black, Boltgun Metal, then inked with black ink. Any White details were picked out with Codex Grey then a few coats of Skull White (!), Lenses were Ultramarines Blue, Enchanted Blue, Ice Blue and Skull White.

The Crewman Has Catachan Green Fatigues and Scorched Brown Armour, the skin is painted with Bestial Brown, then Dwarf Flesh, Chesnut Ink, and Dwarf Flesh/Elf Flesh Highlights.

BASING:
N/A

STILL TO DO:
A few rivets in places you could only see if you sought them out

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Low - Oh crap its Halloween and I haven't started painting it yet
High - Finishing this morning.

PICS

Whole army (plus a few mates...)
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y132/Will_C2005/Tank%20Company/DSCF0466.jpg

Front
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y132/Will_C2005/Tank%20Company/DSCF0468.jpg

Boom! (well more dakka but y'know)
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y132/Will_C2005/Tank%20Company/DSCF0470.jpg

Lostanddamned
01-11-2007, 22:21
Sides
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y132/Will_C2005/Tank%20Company/DSCF0469.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y132/Will_C2005/Tank%20Company/DSCF0467.jpg

Next month will bring a Vanilla Russ and the Techies servitors, for which I require 2 new Heavy Bolters and a Lascannon, so any nice guard players after bits... contact me :D

spikedog
02-11-2007, 18:55
Spikedog's Desert Themed IG Armoured Company: October 2007

Unit 1: Demolisher [Extra Armour, Smoke Launchers, Track Guards, Sponson Plasma Cannons, Hull Lascannon]: 193 points.

TOTAL PAINTING FOR OCTOBER: 193 POINTS

TOTAL ARMY POINTS: 583 POINTS

BACKGROUND/THEME:

This army is an all female IG Armoured Company that are defending their desert homeworld from invasion from hostile forces. They make up for their lack of numbers by mass ARMOUR!

BUILD/CONVERSION:

Stock Demolisher. Nothing else to say really.

PAINTING:

White undercoat with an airbrushed on camo pattern of Desert Yellow and Graveyard Earth. This was washed with a mix of Graveyard Earth and Vallejo Transparent Smoke. Then drybrushed with Desert Yellow and White. Finally it was detailed and chipped with various colours.

The weathering was done with Mig Pigments, Gulf War Sand and Dry Mud. I still plan to add some more weathering and improve on what I have done so far. These have been a learning process for me as I haven't painted any vehicles in over 10 years and have never used an airbrush at all.

BASING:

N/A

STILL TO DO:

A couple of details need finishing but it has at least got 3 colours done and such can be posted here on time.

HIGHS:

The extra armour looks nice so I enjoyed putting it together.

AND LOWS:

Not getting enough time to finish it to the standard of the others (Not that any of them are really finishe yet anyway though).

PICTURES:

Demolisher:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Armoured%20Company/demo.jpg

Group Shot:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Armoured%20Company/ACM3.jpg

OTHER COMMENTS:

As I said above, this project is a learning experience for me so I expect things to get easier, faster and to look better the further in I go.

NEXT MONTH:

Not sure what I am doing for next month. It may be some Storm Troopers as I can't really afford to buy anything else at the moment and I have some of them that need doing.

Feel free to check out my project log for more pictures and information.

heldane
03-11-2007, 14:01
Heldane's painting. Month 3

Units complete.

Captain - 76 Points
Bolt Pistol and power weapon

5 Assult marines - 110 Points
Bolt pistol, close combat weapon

Total - 186 Points

TOTAL ARMY POINTS - 874 Pts

BACKGROUND/THEME: I've got an entire companies worth of marines to build and paint, all armed with mk8 errant armour and M40 pattern deathwatch bolters. Originally they were going to be Blood Ravens, but I painted a total of 5 models for them in 2 years, so I changed my mind to Raptors as I fancied doing a quick to paint and underused chapter. I do have plans to complete this force as a complete company with additional support units though.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Assault Marines - A couple of basic conversions and weapon swaps to make the sergeant look a little different.

Captain - Lots, 2 seperate set of legs kitbashed, Icons have been placed over a couple of skulls (gorget and belt). power sword added to a missile launcher left arm.

PAINTING:

Ogre flesh basecoat, catachan green armour with a mix of VMC ivory and desert yellow added to highlight with 2 drybrushes and 2 line highlights. After that a glaze of catachan green and brown ink. Black was done with either codex or shadow highlights depending on what it was, guns or armour. Metals are boltgun with an armour wash.


BASING:
Rocks made from plaster of paris smashed up, painted grey and drybrushed. Sand is just that, sand. Painted Scorched brown, dry brushed snakebite and then bone.

STILL TO DO:

Base the assault marines and transfers

HIGHS AND LOWS:

Actually being able to continue on with a 4th month. Also the phot's are a little better.

Low points for this months are not having time to finish the assult marines entirely.


Well, heres the piccies.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/heldane/Raptors/Fast%20Attack/DSCN0630.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/heldane/Raptors/HQ/DSCN0626.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/heldane/Raptors/HQ/DSCN0627.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/heldane/Raptors/HQ/DSCN0628.jpg

Cheers guys.

Dan

Hespithe
03-11-2007, 14:17
I love those armoured company tanks!

Dan, that color scheme is excellent. I always did prefer the muted colors to the typical brighter colors worn by most astartes. You've done a wonderful job with yours!

Jim Reaper, those IG are sweet. I really like the scheme as you painted it on the Sentinels.

sigur
03-11-2007, 17:10
@Jim Reaper: Nice IG army there. I like the fact that you chose this unusual camo scheme and it which works really well.

Marsekay
04-11-2007, 09:37
MARSEKAY. Month 4 - October

ARMY -Imperial fists.

UNITS COMPLETE THIS MONTH

1 whirlwinds +HQ marine in TA

TOTAL - 200 on the nose :)

CURRENT ARMY POINTS - 805

BACKGROUND/THEME: the backround is yellow imperial fists. these are space marines.. um next question?

BUILD/CONVERSION:
no converting on the whirlwinds but i did give them forgeworld doors and front plates!
also captain had a nicer base than usual

PAINTING:
Usual yellow method. primed white painted 2 coats of "imperial fist mix" and washed. highlighted to taste

BASING:
Used a big stone from the garden, then just based as usual

STILL TO DO:
tempted to add weathering and highlight a little more on whirly

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Highs was having lots of heavy support, lows were the fact i have had 3 whirlwinds to paint and they got VERY tiresome
Captain was fun, need a tech pen for blacklining though

COMING UP...
Up for november will be a termy squad

this months units
Captain
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/marsekay/hq.jpg

and the 3 whirls together (2 from last month)
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/marsekay/whirlwinds1.jpg


And an army shot
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/marsekay/army.jpg

SuavelyDunn
04-11-2007, 19:30
ARMY - Ulthwe Eldar

UNITS COMPLETE THIS MONTH

6 x Pathfinders - 144 points

Total this month - 144 points

ARMY UNITS

10 Dire Avengers (including Exarch with power weapon & shuriken pistol & defend skill)

Avatar

2 x Vyper Jetbikes (Starcannon & Scatter Laser)

1 x Farseer (Runes of Witnessing, Spirit Stones, Mind War, Guide)

1 x Warlock (Spirit Seer Upgrade, Enhance)

6 x Pathfinders

CURRENT ARMY POINTS - 757

BACKGROUND/THEME: Originally played Ulthwe Eldar for many years and bought the new codex and models earlier this year. Saw the "Carnage Tale of X Gamers" on Warseer and the eldar of Rob Peck. Loved the idea & scheme and this gave me the inspiration to start my army in July.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Not very adventurous in the conversion front so most of my figures are "out of the box".

PAINTING:
Decided that pathfinders would be camouflaged. Tried a grey scheme, but it just didn't feel right so went back to browns/greens.

BASING:
My friend has designed and produced in plaster a series of bases which match the gaming table we play on. Drybrushed grey, black edges with the addition of static grass plus leaf scatter.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing for these figures.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Low: Time again! Damn that clock, damn work & family - always getting in the way of quality painting time...:(
Meant to paint the last Vyper jetbike but didn't manage it - will try to include that next month.:cries:
High: Finishing them!:D

NEXT MONTH:
Finishing the 3rd Vyper jetbike, a unit of 5 Wraithguard and possibly starting the harlequins...:evilgrin:

Hope that you like & look forward to feedback!


Andrew.

AnkhAngel
04-11-2007, 21:26
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/AnkhAngel/joker-lair.jpg

*sigh*

Regretably I'm going to have to joker this month (Oct).
Starting my 2nd year at uni has just eaten away any time I could have had to paint over the last few weeks
(especially over half term, I had so much damned work).
So I've barely got anything (modelling/painting wise) done.

On a side note however, I did do a bit of blacklining and such on my terminators from last month,
so I'll post some new pics of them after the 7th.

Thoth62
05-11-2007, 14:24
Thoth62's Brotherhood of Iron Space Marines: October 2007

Unit 1: 7 Assault Marines + Sergeant [Furious Charge, Preferred Enemy - Eldar, Terminator Honours, Power Weapon]: 233 points.

TOTAL PAINTING FOR OCTOBER: 233 POINTS

TOTAL ARMY POINTS: 611 POINTS

BACKGROUND/THEME:

A newly formed Chapter which specializes in both Urban Warfare and Anti-Eldar engagements.

BUILD/CONVERSION:

Almost all stock with a few minor conversions. The sarge has a deathwatch shoulderpad, and all bases were made using plasticard.

PAINTING:

Black undercoat with Codex Grey for the main colour. Highlighted with Fortress Grey. Shoulderpads and Helmets are bleached bone, and the yellow strips on the chainswords are desert yellow. Trim is Red, and various details done with gold.

BASING:

Cut and trimmed plasticard with added details. I.E. sand, flock, and bricks using bits of sprue. Plasticard painted and drybrushed with grey, followed by a black wash to darken them up a bit. Sand was Graveyard Earth with a light Bleached bone drybrush. Bricks are a mix of blood red and scorched brown for a terracotta type look.

STILL TO DO:

N/A

HIGHS:

My first major attempt at freehand was the chapter symbols and the FA symbols on the shoulder pads. Not exactly consistent, but I'm happy with how they turned out. The swords also ended up better than I could have hoped.

AND LOWS:

My first major attempt at freehand on the shoulderpads... Really... It was pretty finicky work, and a few times I caught myself thinking, this isn't as easy as it looks, and there are some ********** talented painters here who do some amazing work. I'm getting better though. (I hope.)

PICTURES:

Squad

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Thoth62/Brotherhood%20of%20Iron%20-%20Space%20Marines/ToP001.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Thoth62/Brotherhood%20of%20Iron%20-%20Space%20Marines/ToP004.jpg

Group Shot:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Thoth62/Brotherhood%20of%20Iron%20-%20Space%20Marines/ToP005.jpg

OTHER COMMENTS:

The grey is beginning to get a bit tedious, and the bases are sometimes feeling like more effort than they're worth. And then I finish them and think, that's nice, I should do more... I don't think I'll ever learn.

NEXT MONTH:

At this point I'm undecided. I've got the models for some tactical marines assembled, or I could also work on some devastators. All are without bases though, so that's the first priority, is getting some bases done.

It feels good to get this update in after missing last month. Nice work all around so far guys.[/QUOTE]

penguin663
05-11-2007, 17:42
Yet again I must joker. School is kinda really important right now(exams) but I promise I will be back next month with more Nurgley goodness.

Meticulous
05-11-2007, 18:14
Catachan Devils, Squad One

Eight 'Grey Slayers,' two armed with flamers, Pack Leader w/ Mark of the Wulfen and a power weapon.

Total October Painting: At least 200 points, probably more like 230.
Total Army Painting: 600-ish.

Background/Theme: Two bands of warriors, trapped in the same war-battered city.

Build/Conversion: Stock tactical marines with some minor reposing and a sprinkling of Berserker limbs and Kroot accessories.

Painting: Black undercoat. Metals drybrushed Boltgun Metal. Green is a layer of Orkhide Shade with highlights of Catachan Green. Vines are Dark Angels Green/Goblin Green/Snot green. Leathers are just a layer of Vermin Brown. Faces are Dark Flesh up to, um, some other Flesh.

Basing: Glue, sand, watered down glue, drybrush.

Still to Do: Scorch marks on second flamer (found it after taking the picture), fix up a kneepad that got glue on it, paint bases, take a decent friggen picture, actually calculate points.

Highs: That moment where the miniature goes from looking half-done to looking pretty much done. Getting these guys done and the next day having next month's points primed (thank god for heavy weapons!) Not having a major screw-up.

Lows: Painting all the armor twice. I have a spare Devil I just primed, I'm going to try out a new method for Orkhide Shadw application. See Thoth's comment about freehand.

Pictures: Between the two, everything's shown.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/Ildred/GW/DSC00195.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/Ildred/GW/DSC00196.jpg

Full Army:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/Ildred/GW/DSC00200.jpg

I'm planning on making both a better picture of this squad and a group photo, as soon as I can get everything set up again. I'll edit this post with those shots and accurate point totals.

Next Month: Long Fangs!

McMullet
06-11-2007, 10:11
McMullet's Tyranids o' Custard: October 2007

Unit 1: 1 Warrior - Leaping, extended carapace, adrenal glands (both types), flesh hooks, rending claws and scything talons. 42 points.

Unit 2: 1 Ravener. Rending claws and Scything Talons. 40 points.

Unit 3: 1 Ravener. Rending claws and Scything Talons. 40 points.

Unit 4: 4 Hormagaunts. Toxin sacs. 48 points

Unit 5: 4 Hormagaunts. No upgrades. 40 points.

TOTAL PAINTING FOR OCTOBER: 210 POINTS

TOTAL ARMY POINTS: POINTS

BACKGROUND/THEME:

Nids. They like eating people. To eat they have to be close. If they're close they might as well be good at beating people up. Hence, no guns. To get close without dying, they are also very fast.

BUILD/CONVERSION:

Okaaaaay... The 2 Raveners are both converted. The first one is bursting up through the ground, to represent its deep strike ability. This was pretty easy to do, I used slate for the concrete slabs, and just sawed off the bottom parts of the model. That actually meant it stuck to the base better than the standard build and there was less of it to paint...

Ravener #2 is much more converted. I have effectively "uncoiled" the snake-like body by cutting part of it away and sculpting a new midsection from green stuff. I go into more detail in my project log.

The warrior is converted much like the last ones I did: Green stuffed carapace on the front of the torso, reposed legs and rending claws built from Genestealer scything talons.

The hormies are stock. Yay!

PAINTING:

Much like last time. I have pretty much settled into my painting method now.

BASING:

Oh darn, I used the wrong colour for the bases this time. Other than that, same as last time.

STILL TO DO:

Oh, nothing. Unless you thing that my experiment this month, where I leave parts of the models black, has been unsuccessful, in which case I guess I'll repaint the claws as I did last month's.

HIGHS:

The Ravener conversions were most satisfactory to my eyes.

AND LOWS:

Oh, multitudinous lows, how I loathe thee. Let's list them shall we...

Taking a month off painting and still being 6 days late.
That bloody Ravener not standing up even after I drilled holes in it and filled its base with rocks.
Still not 100% happy with the Warrior rending claws.
I painted the bases the wrong colour and now I have to go back and fix them with some clever washing.
PICTURES:

The Warrior:

http://images.fotopic.net/yqm6n6.jpg

The only model that's actually finished, Ravener #1:
http://images.fotopic.net/yq4i0t.jpg

Ravener #2:
http://images.fotopic.net/yqm6nq.jpg

Well, I'm running out of pictures and, frankly, you've seen hormagaunts before. So, I'll just link to the pictures of the hormies.

The ones with toxin sacs. (http://mcmulletsminis.fotopic.net/p46462493.html)

The ones without. (http://mcmulletsminis.fotopic.net/p46462492.html)

Finally, the whole army so far:

http://images.fotopic.net/yqm6nu.jpg

OTHER COMMENTS:

Gah... those bright orange bases look awful. How did that slip by?

NEXT MONTH:

Zoanthrope, Genestealers and more hormies.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to check out my Project Log for more info!

Silvereye
06-11-2007, 13:54
Silvereye's Eldar: October 2007

Despite working a whole lot of hours, I've almost finished the titan (just got to glue the hip engines into place and I even got my mitts on a camera this month :) go me.

Unit(?) 1: Revanant Titan, 800 points (apocalypse)

Total painted to date: 800 points

Build/Paint/Conversions: As the August post.

Basing: I'll be finishing the basing of all my models at the same time (probably after doing the cammo on the Rangers cloaks) once I have decided on a colour scheme.

Still to do: Glue on the hip engines. I may go back and do a bit more white in places, just to neaten things up, or add a few more gems.

Highs: Its Done!

Lows: It was beginning to get a bit monotonous. However, its done!

Pictures: See thumbnails. Hmm... It seems to get lost into the black background. May have another go with a different background later.

Next Month: 10 Guardians, 1 Wraithlord.

Norsehawk
06-11-2007, 19:36
Ok, this time around is a very lean update for both of my projects, frankly, this month, school sucked verily. No group shots since I only got 1 figure done/half done for each.

Marines, company champion, a meagre 46 points
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/norsehawk/IMG_0685.jpg

For the IG, I have started on a baneblade, we will call it 200/500 points (200 points of the tank is painted out of a total of 500.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/norsehawk/IMG_0687.jpg

I have had 2 major tests (in the same class) another major test, writing assignments, and a big art journal all due this month, I am hoping that after this week is over things should be back to a dull roar again, and I can catch up on some painting and points.

greyclaw
07-11-2007, 18:04
Unit 1: Company Command Platoon. Power Weapon, MasterVox, Melta Gun and a Veteran with with a Chaos Banner. 106 Points.

Unit 2 Militia Command Squad. Power Weapon, Vox and Melta Gun. 60 Points

Unit 3 Enforcer. Power Weapon. 45 Points

Total for the month 211 Points
Total so far 837 Points

Finally its a legal army. Its also had its first outing with a bit of back up from my other guard army. The first game was against Blood Angles where they got totally wiped out, the second game was against a terminator heavy army which luckily deepstriked bit at a time so I was able to take out 1 squad at a time.
What I discovered from the games that the massed worker rabble backed up with a command squad with a few power weapons are very affective. They managed to take out a death company squad and a large squad of terminators. So next month is going to be more worker rabble to take that squad to 30. Also I need some more amour killers in the form of some las cannons.

Pictures
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/greyclaw80/command.jpg
Company Command

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/greyclaw80/company.jpg
Militia Command

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/greyclaw80/enforcer-1.jpg
Enforcer

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w3/greyclaw80/army-3.jpg
All the army

Harry
07-11-2007, 21:39
my stuff isn't finished yet so I will talk about everyone elses for a bit......

@Jim Reaper. the face on 'A' Plantoons Comander is top notch. Really. and well done on posting first. :D

@El D.
Blah... Baneblade Blah, Blah... commision...Blah, Blah, Blahhhhhh . FOCUS!!!!!

(Drunk Posting FTW:D)

@Lostanddammed
The green looks a tad flat and the silver a tad bright. I am desperate to set about your tanks with a wash of colour or two and a highlight but.... you are doing a bang up job and are several tanks closer to an armoured company than I will ever be so crack on.
Nothinhg to stop you tarting these up a bit more in the future when you are painting as well (neatly) as you are.

@spikedog
Your tanks are also coming along very nicely. The subtle variation in colour across the bodies is graet and the weathering is to really very, very good. I am less convinced about the tracks. They look a bit light/bright. If thats the way the dirt is wouldn't more of that be up the sides of the tanks??? I don't know. I am sure you have done your homework. What do I know about tanks. I am just a chicken and mushroom pie.

@Heldane.
Your guys this nmonth are looking good. Although I can only see the top half of the unit. it may be the quantity of cooking sherry I ahve consumed or it may be the photo. I just cant say. But i like the green... subtle highlight. I would be tempted to add a mor eextreem highlight here and there on the top edges of armour ... just to lift them a little but they are very nicely painted ane the captain fellow is great. I like his pose a lot.

@Makesay
Your yellow stuff rocks my world mate. Makes me want to drop the whole dessert Lions thing and paint fists and have done. Not bothered about the scouts but the rest of the the army looks wonderful. (obviously the scouts can't be wearinmg bright yellow you would see them coming .. I am just saying I like the bright the bright yellow stuff.
You went and extra highlight on the commander chappie and I am not sure he needed it. the other fellas you have done looked great now he is a bit lighter/brighter. Small thing. this is a beautifully painted mini. The red fabric is especially well done.

@SuavelyDunn.

Can't Knock the painting at all. Wonderful stuff the noses of those jet bike type things are great and the scouts this month are great but I really do have to introduce you to a good friend of mine , Matt ... Matt Varnish.

@Thoth62
I like the Grey. But I know what you mean about tedious. I have had enough already of Bubonic Brown. Don't care if I never paiont anything bubonic brown ever again TBH. I think Your feehand is great for a first crack at it. It is not easy. Mine is sh!te. :D I think the hazard yellow an dblack on the swords is really well done and well worth the effort. I also really like the bases. How'd you do those?

@Meticulous
I look forward to the edited post but they look pretty good from what I acn see right now.

@McMullet.
Yeah, Yeah, yeah... Custard nids. seen one custard Nid you've seen 'um all. Thats's what I always say. These are however beautifully painted. Bases a bit orange. Whats that all about? :D

@Silvereye
Well its only one mini but its a well painted one. A reallllly well painted one.

@Norsehawk
Don't worry you did not get so much done. What you have done you have done well and you have made progress. You ahve also brought out lots of the detail in that tank very nicely.

@greyclaw
I must confess, for those who don't know I know little or nothing about 40K. But I know this ... This is a great army. Nice modelling, great painting really tight theme, great character minis.Wonderful stuff. Mostly I love the use of those the really old Chaos champions in there. They could have been made specifically to fit this army. I have no idea what thes eguys represent (in terms of 40K background) but it does not get to look any better than this.

Great stuff everyone. I will try and post mine up soon. (Work is hell ATM... Blah, blah).
You can all tear mystuff toi shreds and get your own back then.

Apologies if I have upset anyone I may have had one to many.

Arhalien
07-11-2007, 21:48
What do I know about tanks. I am just a chicken and mushroom pie.


Surely some alchohol in the mix as well Harry? At least going by your latest post :p

@Greyclaw: Lovely army as ever; I like the use of HE archer legs on the command platoon, although maybe they're a bit too clean and neat to fit in perfectly? Those FW upgrade packs are very nice, and it's great to see someone making full use of them

@Thoth62: Any chance of some closer pics? It looks good from what I can see, but some closer detail would be nice to see.

@Marsekay: I've never liked that Terminator captain before now; incredible paintjob you've done there :)

@Silvereye; Ok, that's big, and very impressive :) How did you get the white so smooth?

@McMullet; where's the crumble? :p

@Norsehawk: Great start on the Baneblade; I really like that camo scheme.

@Spikedog: Very nicely weathered tanks; the latest pictures show them far better than the last ones IMO.

And a very big well done to everyone who got stuff done this month!

Silvereye
08-11-2007, 06:05
@Silvereye; Ok, that's big, and very impressive :) How did you get the white so smooth?

Thanks for the kind words (and you Harry). There are a few bits of shading that I'm grudgingly happy with, but that's just me being picky (part of the reason I paint so slowly). Bad photography hides a multitude of sins.

The white was slowly built up in lots of watered-down layers (the consistency was about halfway between paint and ink) over a Codex Grey base coat (engine grills and other deep recessed areas had a Charcoal[1] wash). I find Black-lining leaves the shadows too deep. With the thin white coats, the paint goes on smoother, and you can control the shading through the number of coats you put on an area. You just need patience to let the last coat dry properly before moving onto the next one.

I was tempted to build the white over Ice Blue to start with, but I wanted a strong, bright white finish.

[1] Charcoal is a dark grey colour I mix myself, about 40%ish codex grey and 60%ish black ink.

Frgt/10
08-11-2007, 06:38
Frgt/10's Alpha Legion, October

Unit 1: Chaos Dreadnought, Twin lascannon, Extra Armour. 140 points

Unit 2: 4 Chaos Marines. 60 Points

TOTAL: 200 points

TOTAL TOTAL (erm..): 580 points.
Any calculation errors are due to the fact that i forgot my combined total from previous months so i recounted :cheese:

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Nothing special, they are Alpha Legion; which means they are sneaky and they eat all the pie. The deadnought gets away with it cause he can walk through walls to get to said pie.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Dread is a converted loyalist one. A chaos star was added to a filed-down and green-stuffed front panel. Trophy racks and a chaos smoke launcher was added to the top. rhino combi-bolter added to combat arm in place of the storm bolter, and finally various skulls were added.
Marines are nothing special.

PAINTING:
Marines the same as usual; lots of enchanted blue and boltgun metal. the dread uses the same colour scheme on a bigger level.

BASING:
gravel and static grass on the marines. out of the box base for the dread. all painted to look urban.
i also bought a 40k basing kit last month which i plan to use on the rest of the army.

STILL TO DO:
finish the marines :rolleyes:
legion symbols on the dread

HIGHS AND LOWS:

Highs: the dread. Converting it was fun. Finally painting it was better.

Lows: Chaos marines are too detailed :p

PICTURES TO COME (when i charge the camera)

spikedog
08-11-2007, 09:26
@ Arhalien and Harry - Thanks for the kind words guys. I also like these pictures more than the last ones. The group shot is using a flash which normally washes things out for me but for some reason seemed to work when taking that picture.... The wonders of photography aye.

@ greyclaw - I love your army, I think they are looking fantasic and you should be very proud. The only thing I would say is because you have used inks for shading they have a slightly gloss look to the shadows. Have you thought about giving each one a blast of Dull Coat to take the edge off?

@ Marsekay - Between you and McMullet I think you have the yellow side of the ToP threads well and truely covered. However being serious your stuff is looking great. I tried some test IFs before so I know how difficult it can be to get smooth looking yellow. Something you have managed to do again and again. Top work!

@ Everyone else - Everyone is doing great, we have had a lot of people drop out since the start so it is great to see so many great painters left in. Keep up the good work all!

Thoth62
08-11-2007, 14:56
my stuff isn't finished yet so I will talk about everyone elses for a bit......

Why not? SLACKER!!!!


(Drunk Posting FTW:D)

QFT. :D


What do I know about tanks. I am just a chicken and mushroom pie.

True story. I was once a chicken and mushroom pie. But consumption of vast quantities of alcohol fixed that like a poor little doggy at the vet... The cone really is embarrassing though.


@Thoth62
I like the Grey. But I know what you mean about tedious. I have had enough already of Bubonic Brown. Don't care if I never paiont anything bubonic brown ever again TBH. I think Your feehand is great for a first crack at it. It is not easy. Mine is sh!te. :D I think the hazard yellow an dblack on the swords is really well done and well worth the effort. I also really like the bases. How'd you do those?

Thanks. The bases are one of the parts that are getting tedious as well. But that's because I'm a fool and didn't want to waste all kinds of money on lots of GS. So I'm wasting all kinds of time on chopping up sheets of plasticard into those little tiles you see on every base. I do have the new basing kit though, so you'll probably start seeing some more of that stuff. After all the cutting and bandages, it's just a simple matter of drybrushing with several shades of grey (again...) and a quick dark wash.


@Thoth62: Any chance of some closer pics? It looks good from what I can see, but some closer detail would be nice to see.

There is a chance, but it would probably be better if you came and had a look yourself... :evilgrin: Especially if my schedule stays the way it is right now.

So far this week, Monday is the only day I've had where there wasn't anything planned, be it sports, or meetings or otherwise. This weekend won't be much better. I've got some painting and reno work to do around the house, and then on Sunday I'm going to a Canadian Football League playoff game. So I'll be too **** drunk to do anything afterwards.


And a very big well done to everyone who got stuff done this month!

Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!

McMullet
08-11-2007, 16:34
Jim Reaper: Good stuff as ever. Looking forward to some (minor) sentinel conversions and the command HQ!
El-Diablo: I saw the baneblade. It's very nice so I can't really complain...
Lostanddamned: Yet another nice tank! Though harry may be right about the wash, some very thinned down black paint would shade the green and the metal very well I think. By the way, I have some Land Raider lascannons if they're be any use for your Russes.
Spike: Also another nice tank! The green works well as a spot colour, although a bit of it on the turret as well might be more balanced.
Heldane: The commander looks excellent, the white is really well done. And I love that ninja pose! I also like the orange trim on the Assault Marines, it contrasts very nicely.
Marse: Lovely as ever. In case no one has mentioned it, you paint yellow very well.
SuavelyDunn: Look forward to the pics!
Ankhangel: Fair enough mate. Your Joker reminds me of Brian Viglione...
Thoth: Looking very nice there. Don't worry about the freehand, it always looks bad when you've been looking at it up close. It looks great from here!
Penguin663: No worries mate. :)
Meticulous: Very nice work, that dark green looks excellent on the marines!
Silvereye: Wow! It's finished at last! Shame some of the pictures didn't come out but it looks fantastic. Can't wait to see its friends finished!
Norsehawk: Nice champion - and you aren't too far behind. You can easily make the point sup. The plasma camo looks awesome on the baneblade.
(Note to self: Stop looking at baneblades)
Greyclaw: Fanastic stuff as ever - both quantity and quality! I'll be interested to see whether you or Jim Reaper have more models at the end...
Harry: Nothng like a bit of drunk posting. That was quality, no extra spelling mistakes, just eccentric content. Chicken and mushroom pie indeed... Good luck with the marines! (by the way, there's no such thing as one too many... 3 or 4 too many is where you have to start worrying).
Arhalien: The nids are in a ruined city. Ruined buildings = crumbling. Happy?
Frgt/10: Looking forward to the pics.

That's 18 of us still alive and kicking this month... not bad going!

Jim Reaper
08-11-2007, 19:18
I can't be bothered to paint right now, so instead I shall comment on other people's painting, much easier!

Lostanddamned: Some very nice tankage. I'll chime in with the recommendation of a bit of a wash, watered down black paint works a treat for armour I find, it's not as shiny as inks. Looking forward to seeing those Baneblades done...
spikedog: More very nice tankage. Myself I tend to disagree with Harry, I like the tracks - they look like the dirt has got really compacted in.
Heldane: Nice. I like the captain a lot - a very effective kitbash.
Marsekay: Excellent 'Fists! I almost started an IF army myself back in the day, but wound up doing Salamanders instead. You've almost made me regret it - but only almost, I love my Sallies!
SuavelyDunn: Looking very nice, nice enough that I can briefly suppress my knee-jerk hatred of Space Elves - and it has to be pretty damn good to manage that.
Thoth62: I thought the Assault markings were transfers until I read your preamble, so I suppose the freehand must be okay!
Meticulous: A nice colour scheme and the extra Berserker bits work very well, some very nice work there.
McMullet: Great conversions on the Raveners, and the paint job is as good as ever. I imagine your hatred of Hormies must be somewhere approaching my hatred of Guardsmen by now.
Silvereye: Ooo, stompy. I admire your persistence - I would probably get fed up painting a Titan - and you've done a bang-up job too.
Norsehawk: Gah, these Baneblades are making me regret this whole infantry-only thing. An excellent job (so far), the camo scheme looks grand on this scale.
greyclaw: Clearly my main rival for Biggest Army, and looking really good along with it. Stirred up some proper nostalgia too with those old Sorcerers - I'm sure I have the scythe one knocking about in a box somewhere from days (long) gone by...

Ah well that's my excuse for not painting used up, back to the grindstone I guess. I'm beginning to see conscripts in my sleep :cries:

Thoth62
08-11-2007, 19:40
Thoth62: I thought the Assault markings were transfers until I read your preamble, so I suppose the freehand must be okay!


Thanks. I think my biggest problem with it is just the consistency. If you see them up close, they all look a little different, and sometimes it bugs me.

They could very well be available in a transfer format (and I think they are...) but I much prefer to do this for several reasons. I think it's a good idea to work on my freehand stuff with something thats not too difficult. It helps keep the frustration at manageable levels. I also absolutely detest using transfers on shoulderpads, mostly because I don't have any decal set solution, and I'm not a huge fan of the finish that transfers give in the first place. I've used them in a few places (see the upper wings on the land speeders), but not a lot.

SuavelyDunn
08-11-2007, 20:51
@McMullet: Look forward to the pics!

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@Harry: Can't Knock the painting at all. Wonderful stuff the noses of those jet bike type things are great and the scouts this month are great but I really do have to introduce you to a good friend of mine , Matt ... Matt Varnish.

Does he do home visits??? Have struggled to find a matt spray since GW stopped doing their one - anybody know of any?

@Jim Reaper: Looking very nice, nice enough that I can briefly suppress my knee-jerk hatred of Space Elves - and it has to be pretty damn good to manage that.

My thanks. Have struggled with wanting to play eldar ever since Dawn Of War game made them sound effeminate...

Well done to all this month - cracking paint jobs all round!!!!

Jim Reaper
08-11-2007, 20:55
I also absolutely detest using transfers on shoulderpads, mostly because I don't have any decal set solution, and I'm not a huge fan of the finish that transfers give in the first place.

I agree all the way - I don't like the shiny finish of transfers, and getting them to sit flat on shoulderpads is a nightmare. With my Salamanders I tried to avoid using them wherever I could, I think I freehanded everything bar the chapter symbol (which I tried, but it looked rubbish). That I was forced to use a transfer for, though I painted over the top of them to make them fit in with the scheme.

More than anything else in terms of painting, I think freehand is just something you need to practice at in order to improve. Things like doing the squad markings and chapter symbols on every model means you'll be a past master by the end of the year.

Arhalien
08-11-2007, 20:56
@Suavely Dunn; the most widely recommended matt spray is Testor's Dullcoat. Haven't used it myself (I don't varnish my minis, mostly because I can;t be bothered ;)), but people generally seem to consider it the best.

Thoth62
08-11-2007, 21:07
And ponder this Jim. Why do you think I chose such an easy Chapter symbol? It's just 6 straight lines...

Meticulous
08-11-2007, 21:21
Ah, finally added the other pics. Thanks for the kind words!

Silvereye
08-11-2007, 22:13
Silvereye: Wow! It's finished at last! Shame some of the pictures didn't come out but it looks fantastic. Can't wait to see its friends finished!

Me too. Just got to paint the pesky things. As for the bad photos, its that time of year when we have to start importing daylight.

The titan's been booked in by GW Edinburgh for their crazy tank fest' thing in a couple of weeks time. So I should get to try it out in anger. Just need to think up some crazy long-winded name now.

McMullet
09-11-2007, 13:22
@McMullet: Look forward to the pics!

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Err... That's the problem when trying to comment on umpteen gazillion posts, errors creep in. *curses lack of embarassed/blushing emoticon*

The shiny thing others have commented on my not be such an issue. Are they that shiny in real life or is it just the pictures? The problem is, a bit of shine suits the armour/guns of those models, though the cloaks could do with a matt finish. I would also recommend Testor's Dullcote, though for metal models you need a coat of GW 'Ardcoat first to give it a tough finish. The only problem with dullcote is that it's very, very matte - it really dulls down the colours which is OK for some things, but can spoil certain colours (eg, shiny gold) as it takes away their natural gloss.

Excellent camo cloaks by the way. :)

Oh, meticulous, one thing that just occurred to me: Are you going to paint the bases of both types of marines the same way? That would help tie them together (though they do match surprisingly well in spite of the different colours).

In terms of posting, we actually have an improvement this month: over 2600 points of models posted so far, compared to 2322 last month, and that's before Harry gets his bikers done. *looks sternly at Harry*

Jim Reaper
09-11-2007, 19:45
Have struggled with wanting to play eldar ever since Dawn Of War game made them sound effeminate...

So am I to understand that before Dawn of War you never found them effiminate at all? Not in the slightest? Not the merest tiny bit? :p

And Thoth62 - sometimes I wish I had your foresight...

Meticulous
09-11-2007, 21:01
Oh, meticulous, one thing that just occurred to me: Are you going to paint the bases of both types of marines the same way? That would help tie them together (though they do match surprisingly well in spite of the different colours).

Yep, right now they're just suffering from me being a lazy git. I'll probably stall until it's time for the Long Fang bases as well (which, at the rate I've been painting, will just be another week or two).

heldane
09-11-2007, 22:26
Heldane: The commander looks excellent, the white is really well done. And I love that ninja pose! I also like the orange trim on the Assault Marines, it contrasts very nicely.

Orange? Do you mean the knee pads? thats meant to be yellow...looks like I need to take piccies in a little more light.


That's 18 of us still alive and kicking this month... not bad going!
Its all good!


Dan

SuavelyDunn
10-11-2007, 07:32
So am I to understand that before Dawn of War you never found them effiminate at all? Not in the slightest? Not the merest tiny bit? :p

Nah, hard manly (elfly?) and butch can be used to describe eldar.

Besides, anybody with the courage to go to war wearing a large pointy hat is alright in my book.....;)

SuavelyDunn
10-11-2007, 07:47
Err... That's the problem when trying to comment on umpteen gazillion posts, errors creep in. *curses lack of embarassed/blushing emoticon*

The shiny thing others have commented on my not be such an issue. Are they that shiny in real life or is it just the pictures? The problem is, a bit of shine suits the armour/guns of those models, though the cloaks could do with a matt finish. I would also recommend Testor's Dullcote, though for metal models you need a coat of GW 'Ardcoat first to give it a tough finish. The only problem with dullcote is that it's very, very matte - it really dulls down the colours which is OK for some things, but can spoil certain colours (eg, shiny gold) as it takes away their natural gloss.

Excellent camo cloaks by the way. :)

In terms of posting, we actually have an improvement this month: over 2600 points of models posted so far, compared to 2322 last month, and that's before Harry gets his bikers done. *looks sternly at Harry*

That's alright, we all have craft moments!

Thanks for the input re shiny elves - they are not that shiny in "the flesh", I think that the problem is that I haven't quite figured out how to control the lighting effects when I take the pictures.

With the bases being plaster, they have to have a coat of clear car lacquer (if you think the elves are shiny, then you should see the bases after this...) which is then dulled down by GW Purity Seal (Satin finish).

Have used matt spray before and found that it left a whiteish finish to the figure thus spoiling the paintjob. Is Dullcote a clear finish?

Besides, you could always wear dark glasses when you look at the photo's...:D

Excellent news on the points total for this month - well done guys!!!

Can anybody design a smilie for *looks sternly at*...

Lostanddamned
10-11-2007, 21:25
@ All - I will give that black wash Idea a shot acutally - it sounds mughty tempting - as I would quite like to be able to differ between tank armour and crewman's fatigues, any ideas on a good highlight to Catachan Green?

The Baneblades will be painted once I have built the other one, so as to do the company at once

@ Greyclaw - Buuuuuuuh! those militia, so damn nice... I have nothing else to say on them.

@ McMullet - cheers for the offer, but I actually have quite a few Land Raider Lascannons and they aren't quite right (I don't know why, they just feel wrong) I did a test fit with them way back when I started this.

Jim Reaper
10-11-2007, 22:58
Hmm, Catachan Green is a difficult one as very few of the other greens have that much brown-ness in them. About the only similar colour is Camo Green, but that's too light - so myself I'd go for a Camo/Catachan mix.

Meanwhile, in the world of me: 10 Conscripts are about done, that's the most gruelling part of this month out of the way. I've also ordered some lovely Forgeworld goodness (the Canadian upgrade sprue thingy) which I'll be using to aid me in converting the Command HQ, and then spreading the remainder amongst the rest of the army for a bit of variety.

heldane
10-11-2007, 23:06
any ideas on a good highlight to Catachan Green?


Try addint bleached bone in small succesive amounts

Dan.

Lostanddamned
11-11-2007, 17:46
Good ideas - I will do a small test of each on a spare bit of tank and then compare a gentle drybrush of Camo/Catacahn mix and a Bleached bone/Catachan mix.

McMullet
12-11-2007, 10:01
Thanks for the input re shiny elves - they are not that shiny in "the flesh", I think that the problem is that I haven't quite figured out how to control the lighting effects when I take the pictures.

With the bases being plaster, they have to have a coat of clear car lacquer (if you think the elves are shiny, then you should see the bases after this...) which is then dulled down by GW Purity Seal (Satin finish).

Have used matt spray before and found that it left a whiteish finish to the figure thus spoiling the paintjob. Is Dullcote a clear finish?

The best way to avoid shine when taking photos is to ensure reasonably even lighting. If you light from one direction (especially using the flash) it tends to enhance the gloss look of the fig. Using a long exposure and ambient lighting is a good way to do that (you'll need a tripod).

Dullcote doesn't give a white finish in my experience - I have dullcoted (almost) my entire Crimson Fists (http://mcmulletsminis.fotopic.net/c406318.html) army and it improved the evenness of the paint no end. The only problem, as I mentioned before, is that is tends to reduce the gloss on parts you want to shine a bit - but there was very little gold in this army so no biggie for me.

I started assembling this months work over the weekend. 10 Genestealer bodies, easy. 10 heads, not a problem. Now, all they need is some arms. How many's that? 10? Sorry, did you say forty arms?

Frgt/10
12-11-2007, 23:48
sorry it took so long. the quality of the pic is rubbish as it was done on my phone and not my camera as i dont have it atm.

dread:

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z24/th_frgt10/dread.jpg

Meticulous
13-11-2007, 20:13
Ooo, I like it. The bayonet on the storm bolter makes for a nice touch.

Iziuth
14-11-2007, 07:32
Sorry for posting this late. I'll post some pics tonight of my (almost) finished wraithlord.

(it will be 155 point for me this month).

Thoth62
14-11-2007, 17:24
Me thinks the deadline is long past... by over a week.

Quick update on my progress this month.

Almost nothing. I think I'm going to be in trouble.

I've got the plasticard down on the bases for the squad this month, and the models are assembled, but I have much to do, and very likely, not nearly enough time to do it.

I need to get my hands on some sandpaper (could happen tonight) and then I need to sand down those resin bits from the new basing kit to get them to not stick out too much. Then I need to wash and glue them in place. I need to glue the sand down on the bases to finish them. I need to prime all the bases and all the marines for the squad. Which means it goes without saying that I need to paint the entire squad of ten, which takes me longer than you think. (I'm a really, really slow painter)

That's where I stand at this point, and with any luck I could have the priming done by Friday, provided the weather co-operates. It's cold, and there is now snow on the ground, so it does make for interesting times. I will not be doing anything over the weekend, because I will be travelling halfway across the country for 3 days to go to a celebration of my grandparents 50th anniversary. But I ramble, as is my tendency, so I'll go away now.

Meticulous
14-11-2007, 17:30
Somehow, my month's work is coming very close to done. I've painted nearly every bit of base gray I need to, and from there it's just taking care of the guns, highlights, the pack leader's EC armor, and basing.

I have no idea whether it'll take as long as it sounds like it will...

Thoth62
15-11-2007, 01:23
Good news! Progress has been made! I finished assembling and priming the bases for the tactical squad, as well as priming the marines themselves. Painting may begin tomorrow, but it's more than likely that it won't really until next week sometime. Which means I might be running short of time again this month.

Norsehawk
15-11-2007, 03:47
Well, lets see, so far this month I have been having school stuff, but in the rare moments where I am not running around crazy, I have been getting stuff assembled. Right now, I am finishing up the building of the rhinos from the battle company, as well as starting to assemble marines, I have separated the different bits from most of the sprues so I can grab parts as I need them, one each bag of legs, torsos, backpacks, shoulder pads, weapons, close combat arms, and the like. One of these days I am going to actually figure out how many marines I actually have, but with all the marines I have collected over the years its gotta be very high.

On the IG side, I will get the sponsons and turrets of the baneblade primed, do the base coat for the colors, and then if time is there, I will start the gouache on the tank to bring it all together. That work will fill the month's worth of painting for IG with 100 carrying over into next month as well.

lord_blackfang
15-11-2007, 09:49
Hey guys. It's been a hectic two months with moving house, a nasty cold, a part-time job with 12-hour shifts, college exams, and other assorted real-life ****. I even forgot to find a nice Joker pic for last month. And I've got another hectic week to go before life slows down a bit again. So I'll have to do all of this month's painting in the last week. After which I'll have to switch armies because it's still impossible to get white undercoat in Slovenia :rolleyes:

McMullet
15-11-2007, 16:10
Sorry for posting this late. I'll post some pics tonight of my (almost) finished wraithlord.

(it will be 155 point for me this month).

Yep, that's pretty late... I'm feeling generous though. :p


Quick update on my progress this month.

Almost nothing. I think I'm going to be in trouble.

Boooooo!


Good news! Progress has been made! I finished assembling and priming the bases for the tactical squad, as well as priming the marines themselves. Painting may begin tomorrow....

Hooray!


...but it's more than likely that it won't really until next week sometime. Which means I might be running short of time again this month.

Nooooooooooooo!


Somehow, my month's work is coming very close to done. I've painted nearly every bit of base gray I need to, and from there it's just taking care of the guns, highlights, the pack leader's EC armor, and basing.

I have no idea whether it'll take as long as it sounds like it will...

Well, you sound pretty organised at least. :D


Well, lets see, so far this month I have been having school stuff, but in the rare moments where I am not running around crazy, I have been getting stuff assembled. Right now, I am finishing up the building of the rhinos from the battle company, as well as starting to assemble marines, I have separated the different bits from most of the sprues so I can grab parts as I need them, one each bag of legs, torsos, backpacks, shoulder pads, weapons, close combat arms, and the like. One of these days I am going to actually figure out how many marines I actually have, but with all the marines I have collected over the years its gotta be very high.

On the IG side, I will get the sponsons and turrets of the baneblade primed, do the base coat for the colors, and then if time is there, I will start the gouache on the tank to bring it all together. That work will fill the month's worth of painting for IG with 100 carrying over into next month as well.

Good stuff Norsehawk, looks like your the only one keeping up two armies now so all kudos to you! Looking forward to the first completed TOP Baneblade!


Hey guys. It's been a hectic two months with moving house, a nasty cold, a part-time job with 12-hour shifts, college exams, and other assorted real-life ****. I even forgot to find a nice Joker pic for last month. And I've got another hectic week to go before life slows down a bit again. So I'll have to do all of this month's painting in the last week. After which I'll have to switch armies because it's still impossible to get white undercoat in Slovenia :rolleyes:

That's life I guess... :( Have you tried car/bike shops for undercoat? I recently started using white car primer instead of GW white spray, it's cheaper and I find gives a better finish (and takes acrylics surprisingly well). I guess you don't have Halford's in Slovenia so I can't point you to exactly the same place, but any general car repair type shop must have some white spray-on primer...?

I've now finished my 'Stealers. Mr. Zoanthrope has half his base done and is ready to be pinned on as soon as I finish it. Then all I have to do is assemble 4 Hormies (YAY HORMIES!!!) and paint everything.

Iziuth
15-11-2007, 20:04
Thanks McMullet!

Ok here I go.


Iziuth purple and bone Eldar; Oktober 2007

Unit 1: Wraithlord EML and BL 155.

TOTAL PAINTING FOR OKTOBER: 155 POINTS

Total painted:
Farseer 120
5 Rangers 95
Wraithlord 155

Total points: 370

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Haven't made up any background yet

BUILD/CONVERSION:
none

PAINTING:
I picked my craftworld colors to be purple and bone, I'm still looking for a symbol for it think of some kind of stylised dragon or something.

BASING:
The army will be based with urban basing

STILL TO DO:
Maybe soem gemstones and a symbol on the loincloth

HIGHS AND LOWS:
High finally having any time to paint in months, lows were actually painting after some months and getting the hang of it again. (did I mention I was very critical about my own painting)

Ok now to the photos:

First the Wraitlord then the groupshot
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/Iziuth/Wraithlord1.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/Iziuth/group1.jpg

Thoth62
15-11-2007, 20:52
Ooooh. That's looking really nice there Iziuth. I especially like the cloaks on the rangers, but that farseer is looking slick too. From what I can tell, that white is looking very smooth on the wraithlord as well.

Meticulous
15-11-2007, 20:56
That wraithlord's what, three colors? Looks awesome, especially with keeping the heavy weapons nonmetallic.

AnkhAngel
15-11-2007, 22:59
If the weather is clear tomorrow, then I intend to undercoat 403 pts worth of stuff that I've got built.
Then, as long as I can get an hour or so painting at least every other evening for the next 2weeks, I should be able to get it all painted in time for the deadline :)

Hooray for impulse purchase of sniper scouts! (they've pushed my pts for this month from just under 300 to just over 400!)

Iziuth
16-11-2007, 08:28
Thanks guys.

@ thoth, the white is actually bleached bone. It took some coats over graveyard earth to get a real good and smooth finish.

@ meticulous yes I like the non metallic weapons as well as I think it suits the look of Eldar as being a sophisticated race. And yes it has a core of three colors. Purple, Bone and Graveyard earth and some small bronze/gold accents.

Hope to triple the model count for this month by painting some troops:angel:

To everybody else: Happy painting the next couple of weeks!

Thoth62
16-11-2007, 13:36
I know, I just always refer to bleached bone as white. I use that on my marines as well for their shoulder pads and helmets.

I've found that starting with a brown undercoat on the bone usually gives it a very nice, smooth finish.

heldane
16-11-2007, 19:40
Thanks guys.

@ thoth, the white is actually bleached bone. It took some coats over graveyard earth to get a real good and smooth finish

If you want to make life easier for yourself, then you could try using vallejo model colours. theres a paint called deck tan, whichcovers in 2 coats and allows you to lay white/bone/yellow over in one go after.

It's what I've used for the yellow knee pads on my marines.

Just a thought.

Thoth62
16-11-2007, 19:49
As opposed to a Graveyard earth, and two coats of bleached bone?

Same number of coats. I've heard good things about vallejo, but I'll stick with citadel for now. I know how to make it work well for me, so I'll keep doing it.

Meticulous
18-11-2007, 14:51
2-3 more hours of work, and November's work will be done early. Whew!

If I feel productive enough, I may just get 400 points done in December. Can't say I'd mind.

McMullet
18-11-2007, 17:23
Iziuth: No worries, thanks for posting! Love the scheme, as everyone else already said (I'm so original, aren't I?) the weapons look great in bone. It looks very... Eldar.

AnkhAngel: Good stuff! Hope the weather was OK...

Meticulous: Early? Early? Outrageous! You'll make slackers like me feel guilty!

I have now nearly assembled everything for this month - there are some pictures in my thread if anyone's interested, but they're just of (partially) assembled, largely unconverted models. It was really nice to do something different this month ('stealers) and the Zoanthrope went together really nicely. Looking forward to painting!

Anyway, with Iziuth's post, I think we can call submissions closed for this month. So, without further ado, here is the monthly list of doings:

PAINTER : ARMY : THIS MONTH : TOTAL
Spikedog : Armoured company : 193 583
AnkhAngel : Ankh Angels (homebrewed Marines) : JOKER 425
El diablo : Black Legion : JOKER 615
Frgt/10 : Alpha Legion : 200 580
greyclaw : Renegade Guard : 211 830
Harry : Space Marines (Desert Lions) : JOKER 446
Heldane : Space Marines (Raptors) : 186 874
Ikafrai : Crimson Fists : NO SHOW 478
Iziuth : Eldar : 155 370
Jim Reaper : IG : 205.66 616
lord_blackfang : White Scars : NO SHOW 406
Lostanddamned : Armoured company : 147 691
Marksekay : Imperial Fists : 200 810
McMullet : Tyranids : 210 608
Meticulous : Space Wolves 13th Company : 230 586
Norsehawk : IG : 200 809
Norsehawk : Marines : 46 476
penguin663 : Death Guard : JOKER 385
PMTN : Necrons : NO SHOW 485
Silvereye : Eldar : 200 800
SuavelyDunn : Eldar : 144 757
Thoth62 : Space Marines : 233 611

The following painters played their third Joker (i.e., didn't turn up) this month, and are now "out". Please check this list to make sure I haven't been an idiot (again) and put you in the wrong list.

BrightRedRazor : Dark Angels
cpl_hicks : Daemonhunters
Crazed_monkey : Cadians
Deakor : Blood Angels
Fishborne : Imperial Guard
G.Hawke : Blood Pact
PMTN : Eldar
Shadowphrakt : Armoured Company
sir.spamalot : Sisters of Battle
skidrow : Ghost Templars (Marines)
ss-cherubael : Flash Boaters. With Wretch Hanter Oilies.

Right, time for the McMullet StatAttack™...

This month 15 painters produced 2760.66 points of painted 40K models! That makes a grand total of 15591 points! So slaps on the back all round. We already have enough for a hell of an Apocalypse game.

18 Jokers were played this month, though 11 of those were played by painters in the second list above, as were about 2200 of the total points...

As a sidenote, we actually did better this month than last month - so that's a good sign. The wheat has been sorted from the chaff, the men from boys - now it's just the hardcore of real painters. :p

Attached is the provisional current status of the TO40KP - I'll give people on the "out" list time to correct any errors I may have made then upload a revised one soon.

El-Diablo
19-11-2007, 13:40
Im still bloody annoyed at having jokering last month. Stupid baneblade. It was nice taking a break from the Legion, but I think that the time has come to get some more painted.

This months offerings will be a dread and a sorcerer, hopefully i'll have some wip pics up later.

Good job everyone for what you've done so far, there's some seriously nice looking armies coming out of this little adventure. Long may it continue!

heldane
20-11-2007, 19:52
Well I've taken a day off work sick and decided to spend the day painting.

I've managed to chew through about 75 of 3 rhino's so far....a little painted out now though!


Still have another 5 assault marines and 5 tac marines to paint for the 9th december though as well as the rhino's :S


Dan

Meticulous
21-11-2007, 01:41
I've managed to chew through about 75 of 3 rhino's so far....a little painted out now though!

Either the fractions are wrong or I missed something...probably the latter.


My Fangs are still where they were last time I posted. May get further tonight, though.

spikedog
21-11-2007, 14:37
Hmm.... I think I smell another Joker this month from me.

I had planned to buy and paint another tank and was waiting to get that but it turns out that I can't get it this month. So I have to fall back on my backup plan which is the Storm Trooper Squad however there is a lot to do and I have only about 10 days left to do it.

And on top of all that I start a new job on Monday so I will have even less time! I will try to get it done but sorry in advance if I can't.

heldane
21-11-2007, 20:31
Either the fractions are wrong or I missed something...probably the latter.


My Fangs are still where they were last time I posted. May get further tonight, though.

Hah!

Thats what happens when you post after a drink.

I meant 75%!


Dan

El-Diablo
22-11-2007, 20:50
It lives!!!

Im not dead, really. Just resting :o

I'll let you see the dread at the end of the month, but seeing as I didn't come up with the goods last month i'd get you started with this.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/El-Diablo/Black%20Legion/Sorcererwip1.jpg

Normally I cant stand the Ahriman figure, its been used in far too many generic sorcerer convertions for my liking but hey, if you cant beat em......

It still needs a decent base but my problem is with the bolt pistol hand. I don't like it. Does anyone have any ideas for a new hand?

Thoth62
22-11-2007, 21:13
You've obviously changed it already, as it seems to be plastic, but I do have a question. Why don't you like it. Is it because of the actual pistol itself, or the pose and way that he's holding it? If it's the first, the solution is easy. Just find a pistol that you like. The second is not so much. I would venture to guess (having built Ahriman before) that it is virtually impossible to repose that arm. You could choose a different weapon to hold, whether it be a different ranged weapon or another close combat weapon, but aside from that, I don't really know how to help you.

In other news, I will finally get around to painting today. My entry has been primed since last Thursday, but I haven't had the opportunity to paint untill today. I should be able to get a solid 3 hours in tonight, so provided all goes well, I should have the bases done tonight. I can almost guaruntee that I'll have trouble finishing this month though, for multiple reasons. This weekend, both the local university and the professional Canadian Football teams that I support are playing in the national Championships, (University of Manitoba Bisons for the Vanier Cup, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the Grey Cup) so it will be a weekend of partying and boozing... No painting. Next week Thursday is my 21st birthday, and as such, I shall also be boozing for Thursday and through the weekend as well. Life is busy, but good right now. I will try my best to finish the squad by next Friday.

El-Diablo
22-11-2007, 21:23
You've obviously changed it already, as it seems to be plastic, but I do have a question. Why don't you like it. Is it because of the actual pistol itself, or the pose and way that he's holding it? If it's the first, the solution is easy. Just find a pistol that you like. The second is not so much. I would venture to guess (having built Ahriman before) that it is virtually impossible to repose that arm. You could choose a different weapon to hold, whether it be a different ranged weapon or another close combat weapon, but aside from that, I don't really know how to help you.

Its a mix of not really liking the pistol and its looking a little too much like Ahriman still. The only other thought I had was removing the arm at the elbow and adding something suitable from the possessed sprue, there's a power fist sized hand thats in the perfect pose but im not quite sure if it would 'feel' right.

Inquis. Jaeger
22-11-2007, 21:54
What about removing the gun and hand entirely and replacing it with some sort of 'hand in clawed position' like a zombie hand? It would look like he's conjuring up some infernal sorcery. He's already frowning about it

El-Diablo
22-11-2007, 22:34
What about removing the gun and hand entirely and replacing it with some sort of 'hand in clawed position' like a zombie hand? It would look like he's conjuring up some infernal sorcery. He's already frowning about it


I think thats what im going to go with, I think i'll break out the GS tomorrow.

Thoth62
23-11-2007, 15:00
Sweet, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

After about 2.5 hours last night, I finished painting the bases for my tactical squad. I just need to add a bit of flock and they are done. I'll do that, and then start painting the actual models tonight.

Wish me luck! ;)

Silvereye
24-11-2007, 00:22
Kind of an update, I started a new job this month, and the available time for painting has plummeted. This is mainly due to leaving home before the sun rises and getting home after it sets, while I used to do this anyway, I did have a day or two extra free each week. Sunlight has also been pretty optional recently, usually it was blocked by heavy rain and/or clouds. Which left spray undercoating a "fun", and decidedly likely to screw up the minis prospect. Hoping for a lucky break in the weather failed miserably. And with pending desperation a week or so later, I decided to ignore all those nice health warnings plastered on a can of GWs spray undercoat..... Enclosed spaces? Yep, really narrow. Adequate ventilation? Was happening somewhere else. Suitable gloves? I forgot to "borrow" some from work. Keeping away from open flame? Warming the can up up by the fire before use was not a good plan then...? Still, at least I didn't decide to undercoat my eyeballs by forgetting which way the nozzle was pointed.

On a serious note, the warnings are there for a reason. Don't muck about and ignore them. The propellants used in aerosols can mess you up in a fatal kind of way.

Anyhow the Guardians are looking very blue at the minute, but one week to paint ten models.... And the Wraithlord is progressing nicely (I just need to get some of it's weaponry back from Catferret - my greenstuff skills are mince, his aren't) blue highlights to finish and some gemstones to paint.

Lostanddamned
24-11-2007, 17:33
If I can highlight all my tanks - can I not count as jokering, because I'm currently massively in debt, and cannot afford to buy new models.

sorry - but I may end up dropping out, due to the cost, however Christmas is coming and I might be able to buy myself a tank or 3 next month and get myself back on track-ish.

Thoth62
24-11-2007, 22:26
Another semi-update.

Spent the afternoon working and the bases are now completely done, and the first coat of grey is down on the entire squad.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll get the second coat done, and then it's details and such for the rest of the week. That's the plan at least. Alcohol might get in the way.

Meticulous
25-11-2007, 00:07
Update: done with November's work, and did bases on October's, no pics. Halfway done assembling December's work (ten Grey Slayers). Two are complete, but as one is a single-part metal mini he doesn't really count. Most will be in 'true grit' poses, with bolters and CCWs.

Also dug up a few more Storm Claws; might just do a couple more and add a half-strength unit into the mix. I dunno.

Edit:Ten grunts done, save space-filling gubbins.

McMullet
25-11-2007, 12:44
spikedog: Hope to see something from you tomorrow. Either way, good luck with the new job!
El-Diablo: [generic jokes about people being nailed to perches] He doesn't look too Ahrimanny, good work. I look forward to seeing the converted hand, though I was wondering if the reason it looks like the original is that it's at the same angle - would just rotating the pistol hand by 90 degrees make it look better? That seems a more natural and, well, "businesslike" manner to hold it...
Thoth62: Happy (belated) birthday!
Silvereye: Quite right about the "fun" of indoor spraying - kids, don't do it! Sounds like you're making good progress though, and I look forward to the Catferreted Wraithlord!
Lostanddamned: You have 91 points in hand so if you miss this month you only have to paint an extra 100 or so next month to "catch up". Do you think that's do-able?
Meticulous: As ever, your organisation is an inspiration to us all!

In other news: Seems that Shadowphrakt did paint something this month, he just forgot to post it in this thread as well as his own log. So he's back in. No one else from my list of lost souls has appeared, so they're all officially deleted from my Spreadsheet o' Doom - leaving 22 of us painting 23 armies:

Chaos/Renegade Marines: 3
Craftworld Eldar: 3
Imperial Guard: 6
Necrons: 1
Space Marines: 9
Tyranids: 1

We've used 26 jokers so far between us - leaving only 20 in reserve for the next 8 months. It might be time to start moving the goalposts a bit.

EDIT: Incidentally, I've been on holiday for the last four days and am once again rushing my **** off to finish in time. Not exactly setting a good example am I...

Norsehawk
25-11-2007, 13:25
I'm busting my butt to get finished on time with stuff too, I think next month will be the time where I can catch up on stuff overall. I started the priming of the turrets and sponsons today for the baneblade, have already finished a rhino for my marines this month, and got a few bikes primed, but beyond that I've been busting my ass for school.

any free time I've had has been assembling stuff which is good, I've got 5 rhinos ready to prime sitting on top of my printer, a handful of marines, and a land speeder.

I have a mess of stuff still to assemble as well, for the IG I have around 25 more tanks to assemble.

Thoth62
25-11-2007, 20:29
Thoth62: Happy (belated) birthday!


Not till the 29th, but thank you.

Lostanddamned
25-11-2007, 22:09
Common sense has kicked in - doing my best to paint a baneblade for this month - kind of obvious now AnkhAngel has pointed it out...

heldane
25-11-2007, 22:11
Common sense has kicked in - doing my best to paint a baneblade for this month - kind of obvious now AnkhAngel has pointed it out...

Wont it actually be accountable for 3 months worth of work being as its 600 points?

Dont rush it dude!


Dan

AnkhAngel
25-11-2007, 23:11
Yeah, Lost if you just undercoated it and did a first coat of your main colour then that would probably suffice for one month. That's still a lot of surface area :P

As far as my painting goes...

I ended up getting 213 of the 400ish points undercoated between showers of rain the other day.
I should at least have a Vindicator done by the end of the month, so that'll be 133 pts.
If I can get the land speeder tornado done before the deadline as well then that'll be good.

Next month I'm going to try and get a whole load of stuff done to get an extra bunch of points.

It will probably consist of 1 (or 2 land speeder tornados, depending on if I get the 1st one done by the deadline this month), 5 sniper scouts, 5 assualt marines, and a chaplain.

So it'll either be 133pts or 213pts for this month; and either 460ish or 540ish for next month (depending on the land speeder).

Lostanddamned
26-11-2007, 20:46
Wont it actually be accountable for 3 months worth of work being as its 600 points?

Dont rush it dude!


Dan

It's not gonna get rushed - its a third of a regiment in one go. I reckon to have the basic idea of the armour done by the end of the month, and possibly the metals. Got myself ("borrowed" from parents) a HUGE (by mini standards) brush to apply the Catachan Green basecoat with..

El-Diablo
26-11-2007, 21:58
Finally managed to get the dread finished tonight, some bits are a bit rushed but overall im pleased with it. Seeing as were nearly at the end of the month i'll wait until then to put the pics up.

On the other hand, the sorcerer hasen't even been gs'ed yet. Gonna be a fun few days.

AnkhAngel
26-11-2007, 22:18
Ok wow.

I bought a pot of Astronomican Grey Foundation paint the other day, and I can safely say it rocks.

I've only done one coat of it, followed by a coat of white with a drop or two of the grey in, and I should only need one/two coats of pure white on top to finish the white.

This stuff has saved me so much time, and I got a nice, even finish.
I can easily get the vindicator and land speeder done by friday now.

:evilgrin:
!!AWESOMENESS!!

McMullet
27-11-2007, 10:41
Glad you guys are all getting along OK. :)

I'm still awaiting a break in the weather to undercoat this month's work...

Thoth62
27-11-2007, 13:30
I did some work last night, and I plan on doing some more tonight. Up to now, I'm at the point where I'm ready to start the white. I've got the brown coat for under the white done, and so I'll do the white on the shoulders and heads tonight.

If I have time after that, I've got some details I can do, as well as the highlighting. I guess what I'm saying is that as soon as the white's done, I'll have all the basecoating done, and it's just highlights, shading and details left.

Norsehawk
27-11-2007, 20:28
I spent some time last night after finishing the paper that is worth 40% of my grade for one class. The baneblade is fully painted now, I am just starting the gouache on it now to get the shading looking right. so the IG side is done for this month.

As far as the Marines, thats a bit more bleak, I have finished 100% a rhino, another needs a few bits painted and added to it and it will be done. I have also started 2 bikers, with an attack bike, a third normal bike, and a land speeder all primed. (there is another rhino that is half primed as well that I can get started as well.

I really don't want to toss a joker for my marines, but right now, I'm trying to stave it off.

For Next month, my IG will be the last 100 points of the baneblade, and 3 heavy bolter teams, from that point, I will start to figure out what else to start work on to get the list in playable form for each. Marines will probably be a tactical squad, sometime I will have to get a commander done for them too so I have a legal list painted at minimum.

Thoth62
28-11-2007, 03:12
O.k. Here we go. I have 3 pictures of not good quality. They were taken in somewhat of a rush, and as you can see, I didn't really get done as much as I was hoping to. I'm living up to my reputation as a slow painter.

The first two pictures are of the squad to date. The grey highlighting is done on two of them, and the highlighting is also done on all of the bolters and the plasma gun. The trim on the shoulderpads is not done. The golds are not done, but they are basecoated (brown). The white is done except for shading. The eyes are done. All in all, there is a lot that isn't done, and I'll be cutting it close for the deadline, but at least it's progress.

The last picture is that of the bases. They have been done for a little while already, and use bits from the urban basing kit that was released alongside Apocalypse.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Thoth62/Brotherhood%20of%20Iron%20-%20Space%20Marines/IMG_7471.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Thoth62/Brotherhood%20of%20Iron%20-%20Space%20Marines/IMG_7474.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/Thoth62/Brotherhood%20of%20Iron%20-%20Space%20Marines/IMG_7477.jpg

Meticulous
28-11-2007, 18:55
I'm glad someone else shares my love of Astronomican Grey! That paint alone has made my Chaos army not a chore.

So, I've finished November's work (but not putting up any pics until the submission thread), and am all set to prime December's work. I'll slap on some pouches where the empty space is too big, but other then that, they're all based and ready to go.

Unfortunately, I'm starting to run out of standard marine legs. I'll dig through my stash to see if I can scrounge up any more, but if I can't, I'll put in an order with BWBits sometime in December. I need some more back torsos anyway...

In a couple months, I'll just joker and assemble/prime the rest of the army, so for the rest of the tale I can relax and just work on the painting. Give me breathing space to work on my other projects...

Jim Reaper
28-11-2007, 19:44
Well thought I'd post a little update - my Forge World goodness arrived yesterday, and in my excitement I've built the first (and easiest) member of my Command HQ. This guy is just a kitbash, rather than a proper conversion which some of the others will be. He's the Colonel's batman, and is therefore tasked with carrying loads of things.

http://images.fotopic.net/yq0fh6.jpg
http://images.fotopic.net/yq0fhu.jpg

Meanwhile my painting for this month continues slowly, 10 Conscripts, a stormtrooper, and five guys from an infantry squad are more or less done, leaving me with the other five infantrymen and a Sentinel. I am of course looking forward to painting them. Honest.

Thoth62
28-11-2007, 20:19
I'm glad someone else shares my love of Astronomican Grey! That paint alone has made my Chaos army not a chore.

I'm not gonna lie. I absolutely love Astro Grey. But there's none of it on these models. They're based with codex grey and highlighted with fortress...

I did use astro grey for a speed painting comp that I did as a base for some skull white, and I ended up winning my heat. I love the foundation paints in general, but I haven't actually purchased any.

I can't wait to see your submission. It's likely that I won't post pictures untill the submission thread opens up either, so untill then happy painting!

Meticulous
28-11-2007, 20:32
I'm not gonna lie. I absolutely love Astro Grey. But there's none of it on these models. They're based with codex grey and highlighted with fortress...

I was referring to AnkhAngel, actually XD. But hey, having that wonderful nearly-white Foundation as a base has saved my hide a few times in the Tale.

Thoth62
28-11-2007, 21:23
Heyo!

I just figured that because it was right after my post...

Nah, I'm lieing. I have a superiority complex. I just assumed you were talking to me.

:rolleyes:

heldane
28-11-2007, 21:37
McMullet,

Whats the deal with us painting stuff for our armies with a view to apocalypse? The reason I ask is that I'm getting a little bored of painting Marines (done almost 2000 points in the last 7 months now) and I'm thinking of fielding some guard (ok, I lie...the need for a shiney new baneblade has overtaken me!) with them in apocalypse.

Can we be cheeky and shoehorn such stuf in to the tale, or would you prefer it to remain as non apocalypse as possible?


Dan

AnkhAngel
28-11-2007, 22:33
One thing I will say before I post pictures of this months work, is that I cant remember why I thought it would be a good idea to put the dozer blade on the vindicator, and the crew in the landspeeder before painting the front of the tank, and themselves.

It really wasnt a good idea.

The tanks not impossible, just challenging. But the speeder crew... well the inner sides of them will be damn well physics bending.

:cries:

Lesson learned... think... then model!

Norsehawk
29-11-2007, 01:08
Well, for my guard, an ebay purchase arrived today, Not sure if I am going to shoehorn it into my painting for the months or not. But lets just say, its big, its stompy, its got big guns, and its made out of resin.

Meticulous
29-11-2007, 01:17
I wouldn't rush a titan. You have what, a week and two days for this month's submissions? Take your time with that thing.

Or, like, paint two legs and call it 200 points XD.

Norsehawk
29-11-2007, 02:14
I've already working on a multi month project, and this month will be 400/500 of the baneblade. next month I'm aiming towards finishing the blade, and then probably some heavy bolter teams since I started them the other day when I hade a few minutes

McMullet
29-11-2007, 13:06
McMullet,

Whats the deal with us painting stuff for our armies with a view to apocalypse? The reason I ask is that I'm getting a little bored of painting Marines (done almost 2000 points in the last 7 months now) and I'm thinking of fielding some guard (ok, I lie...the need for a shiney new baneblade has overtaken me!) with them in apocalypse.

Can we be cheeky and shoehorn such stuf in to the tale, or would you prefer it to remain as non apocalypse as possible?

Dan

As far as I'm concerned, if you can reasonably field it as an army, it's OK by me. I'm not personally bothered about tournament-legality and such things. A Marine army with allied Guard is a perfectly reasonable combination (for apocalypse or just a normal game) so that's fine by me.

If anyone else has thoughts on this feel free to share them. :)

I actually started painting last night, 10 'Stealers and a Zoanthrope now have bases mostly done, and I started painting one of the 'Stealers...

Thoth62
29-11-2007, 14:28
One thing I will say before I post pictures of this months work, is that I cant remember why I thought it would be a good idea to put the dozer blade on the vindicator, and the crew in the landspeeder before painting the front of the tank, and themselves.

It really wasnt a good idea.

The tanks not impossible, just challenging. But the speeder crew... well the inner sides of them will be damn well physics bending.

:cries:

Lesson learned... think... then model!

I did the same thing with my Landspeeders. The only thing was that I didn't learn with the first and did it again with the second. I've done my best to paint around the crew, but it isn't easy. Thankfully they both look pretty good though.

AnkhAngel
29-11-2007, 15:22
The only other problem I'm having with my land speeder squadron is that I have two tornadoes but want three tornadoes. I bought one from Eastbourne GW and one from Brighton GW (the only 2 GW's within reasonable distance of where I live). Unfortunately they seem to have been the only land speeder tornadoes in my county. :mad:

Hopefully one of them will stock at least one more soon.

The red shirt I spoke to in Brighton 2 weeks ago, told me they dont normally have many because the normal ones and typhoons are the speeders most people use... Trouble is, I'd much rather have an assualt cannon than a typhoon launcher. :p

lord_blackfang
29-11-2007, 17:50
Wow, is it really the 29th already? And I'm only just starting my work for this month :rolleyes:

Well, there are the humble beginnings of a Predator (130 pts) and Whirlwind (85 pts) for my White Scars. The first two pics are from yesterday, the last one is how they look right now. Obviously I've mostly been blacklining. It's not cheating to use a 0.05mm felt pen, right?

Meticulous
29-11-2007, 18:29
Ankh, I'm pretty sure that the Ravenwing sprue has plastic upgrades for both sort of land speeder. One assault cannon out of the two is meant for the Master, but some kitbashing could make a convincing fourth tornado (for Apocalypse or something).

lord_blackfang
29-11-2007, 18:47
The RW sprue has two Assault Cannon and one Typhoon Launcher, but sadly no Heavy Flamer.

And there's no kitbashing needed, each Assault Cannon comes with its own mount. For the Master, you just put both on the same mount.

Meticulous
29-11-2007, 20:34
There are two mounts? Awesome.

McMullet
30-11-2007, 10:57
Right, I've got 200 points of models with at least 3 colours on them! Woohoo!

Lord_blackfang: Good idea with the blacklining, looks very neat!

AnkhAngel
30-11-2007, 23:22
Cool, I might have to look into that then.
Failing that, I'll be in Brighton again on the 10th, so they might have a tornado in then.


...Obviously I've mostly been blacklining. It's not cheating to use a 0.05mm felt pen, right?

I wont consider it cheating, I use a 0.005mm pen as well.
I dont have particularly steady hands, so blacklinging with a brush and ink (especially thin recesses, like on marines' armour) tend to turn out bad on my models.

McMullet
01-12-2007, 14:50
Folks, you have a spangly new thread for you to post your updates in!

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2143438#post2143438

Enjoy!

lord_blackfang
01-12-2007, 18:55
Still working on my tanks... well, I've got until the 7th, right? :angel:

Arhalien
02-12-2007, 11:24
Looking very nice Lord Blackfang; the blacklining and detailing is very nice anc neat. Are the symbols on there Forgeworld? (can;t remember if FW do White Scars pieces or not)

lord_blackfang
02-12-2007, 11:32
Thanks! The Predator's front plate is Forgeworld. The smaller icons I sculpted and cast by myself.

McMullet
02-12-2007, 15:05
lord_blackfang: didn't realise those icons were home-made - excellent work!

I should be able to get my stuff into a reasonable shape over the next couple of days. Would've had it mostly done for today but I spent last night playing with my toys instead of painting them (one win and one loss for the forces of BIOMASS).

Guys, since we're mostly slowing down a bit and posting our monthly updates over the course of a few days, I think it might be better to follow the Harry school of thought and move the whole thread over from now.

Hence, this thread is now lock'd... please post your comments in the new thread: http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2143438#post2143438