View Full Version : Sparda's Log- Ultramarines, Orcs, and others

28-07-2009, 21:32
An original name for a painting log, but I couldn't think of anything else to name it:D. So this is my new painting log after the other one failed, due to me leaving the hobby for about a year. Anyways, some pics of stuff I have been painting, mostly some Death Korp I'm painting for a friend and my Orcs I got off ebay. I also have some Ultramarines that I haven't taken pictures of, but those will come eventfully.

The thing on his leg is a crusade badge.

A Vostroyan that I painted for fun, I think it turned out pretty good, minus the face. I need some practice on them.

Some Orcs I painted up. I'm wondering if I should choose Orcs or Dogs of War as my Fantasy army, any advice on this would be appriciated. Overall, the Orcs are decent, but could have been better. Still WIP on the metals and the rear ranks.

A Dog of War/Empire General. I like the way the metal turned out, but I think it could still use a wash of Black ink. The head looks kind of weird from this angle...

28-07-2009, 21:35
The Death Korp I'm painting for my friend. I'm not entirelly happy about them, but he thinks they look alright.
Close up on the banner-
My freehand sucks:D.

28-07-2009, 21:37
And some Dwarfs-
The Death Korp still need backpacks and squad markings, the dwarfs need work on their beards and faces, and everything needs to be based.
My cat Mini. He never stays still....:D

29-07-2009, 03:00
I'm going to post most of my Ultramarines army now, they aren't nearlly as good as the one posted above:p. I'm hoping to collect a whole company eventually, I'm about halfway there.
So some pics-
The First squad I painted, Squad Two of the Second Company.
Squad Three, painted a week or so after Squad Two. Still needs to have the Sargent's head repainted. I covered the Plasma dude with sacred litanies or whatever to prevent his weapon from blowing up, and I like the effect.
Squad Four, more of so a mix between Four and Five, due to my inabilty to remember what squad I was working on...:D.
And Squad Five, which I hope to finish painting by this saturday. I still need to order arms for most of them though.

29-07-2009, 03:04
My favorite model out of the bunch, here is where I want the quality of painting to be for them all. But I'm not going to bother restripping them all again:rolleyes:.
I have no clue what to do with this guy. I was just messing around with different shades of blue. He turned out pretty nice, but the yellow strioe ruins it IMO.
I have a dread and two Rhinos i'm going to post tomorrow, and thats all I have painted unless you guys want to see some 1/72 US Infantry.

The Laughing God
29-07-2009, 03:23
Looks like you have a lot of stuff on your plate. I'm liking the DKoK, they look great!

Not sure about your avatar though,;) (I'm a packers fan)

29-07-2009, 07:17
They look good, the first Ultra at the top is especially good, nice highlighting. The DOW knight, does need a bit more wash to give it depth, looks a bit samey at the mo!

But a solid start, keep going :)


02-08-2009, 23:44
Looks like you have a lot of stuff on your plate. I'm liking the DKoK, they look great!

Not sure about your avatar though,;) (I'm a packers fan)
But the Packers didn't have a perfect season;).

Anyways, thank you and Eltanko for the comments. My Camera ran out of batteries, and I didn't start on the squad. But I do have pics of the Rhinos and some terrain I've been making for WFB.-

Dreadnought, still needs some work, like everything else I have.
Other Rhino with cardboard extra armor.
The Chapel of my little town, WIP.

02-08-2009, 23:46
More Buildings.
The only finished is the one with the shingles. I also have a painted one that you can see in the picture on my other post.
Town Hall-
I'll post some more Death Korp I've been working on tomorrow.

03-08-2009, 21:34
I got the trench coats and the leather done on some Death Korp, I'm hoping to get these guys finished by the end of August. After this squad I have another Firing squad and a Stormtrooper sguad, along with basing and such.
Death Korp Command squad-
More Death Korp infantry(Arms are done, just not attached)
Some 1/72 Italeri Saracens, last three horses still need work.
More Saracens-
I really enjoyed painting these guys, los of detail and a cool subject. I really wish GW would make an Arabyan list.

I decided to start a Dogs of War army instead of Orcs, but I'm not paying $55 for 12 pikemen. after looking online a bit I found the Old Glory range and am wondering how the quality is. I found some pictures of painted ones, but still not sure if I should buy them. Any advice from people who have? $30 for 30 guys seems like a great deal, compared to Foundry's, Perry's and GW's relative high pricing.

04-08-2009, 13:43
My Schedule for the next month is two DKOK and either 3 Orcs or 2 State Troops per day. Hopefully this will get the Death Korp and the Orcs finished by the end of the month. Last night I painted some Empire troops in a Talabheim scheme.
Spear Front-
Spear Rear-
Overall I'm pretty proud of them. I think that painting up a regiment or two will help my painting skills with white and flesh. Comments and criticism welcome.

04-08-2009, 21:36
Some WFB stuff, more Orcs and Empire-
They need 3 more guys done, eyes painted, and bases.
More Empire Spears
Canon with base and crew, just primed.

only joking...
04-08-2009, 21:38
I love the Ultra's. Nice and gritty!

06-08-2009, 01:16
I love the Ultra's. Nice and gritty!

Thank you!

My Ultramarines and Warhammer guys after a battle. My Ultramarines got decimated by artillery but the command squad took out 4 squads by themselves.:evilgrin: I'm giving them a promotion!:D

In Fantasy I played the orcs in some 500 point games. I one 2, but lost two. But, overall it was a great day as we introduced two more guys to the hobby.:)

06-08-2009, 03:19
Some Empire guys-
These are the ones I finished today.
A small group shot, only 8 but getting there! The bearded guy still needs his beard painted but that will happen eventually :D

07-08-2009, 03:01
Some Ultramarines I worked on today, they still need a bit of work but I'm pretty proud about how they turned out.
Everything I worked on today.
An assault marine.
The Meltagunner.
Thats it for tonight.:)

07-08-2009, 08:48
Nice start on the last batch of Ultra's, your highlighting for them is spot on.


The Laughing God
08-08-2009, 03:49
Ultamarines look great!

They'll be an awesome force once finished.

30-08-2009, 21:59
Thanks for the replies!

Some updates!
I picked up some old blisters at my local gaming store at %60 off. Nothing for Orcs, DOW, or SM, but some Empire-
I haven't updated in a while due to football and a non wargaming related project. A 1/700 Scale model of the USS Lexington. This one looks better then my aircraft :D.
Crappy pic, but thats what you get for taking pictures in a basement:evilgrin:.
What I've finished and don't have pics for-
Assault squad
Spear Regiment
Orc Regiment
Death Korp Command Squad
What I'm working on at the moment-
Squad Five
Another Death Korp Squad
Orc Arrar Boyz
What I have left to start, all currently residing in a tub of simple green-
2 Librarians, one in Terminator armor
About 30 Guard, including 10 Vostroyans
15 Brettonian Peasents
And then after that theirs some Handgunners and a canon. And I need to get arms for the Ultramarines. But the only thing I really have to finish is the Death Korp, I've had those guys since the start of summer and my friend is looking forward to gaming with them soon.

02-09-2009, 19:14
Some Better pics of what I had recently finished, minus bases(of course:p) and metallics.
Tactical Marines-
A redo of squad 4, I decided to add a squad marking to the kneecap to make it easier to pick out the different squads.-
I'm going to try to sell the Empire guys to my friend, and if that deal goes through then I'll be getting Bfsp, where I can probally sell the dwarfs to another friend. After that any advice? As in army composition for Orcs and Goblins. I'm kind of stumped on what's effective or not, pretty much all I've heard is that the Orcs are much better in this edition and regular Goblins suck. Again, any advice welcomed!

02-09-2009, 22:02
The smurfs look really good, your highlighting on the blue is spot on, really nice. I see a couple of older marines in there aswell, love it :)


Fire Harte
04-09-2009, 21:29
Hi there mate! Just came across this log by chance. Lovely stuff so far but if there is one thing you I reccomend you apply a bit more depth and attention to the metallics as they are taking away the coolness of most of your models. Like your ultramaines best and I shall subscribe to this blog to follow your progess. :) (also don't want to seem as a nay sayer who makes one comment then never again!)

EDIT: Also I definatley reccomend better quality pictures. As somebody who spent half a year posting worse images I can tell you from experience they need to improve.

08-09-2009, 00:25
Hi there mate! Just came across this log by chance. Lovely stuff so far but if there is one thing you I reccomend you apply a bit more depth and attention to the metallics as they are taking away the coolness of most of your models. Like your ultramaines best and I shall subscribe to this blog to follow your progess. :) (also don't want to seem as a nay sayer who makes one comment then never again!)

EDIT: Also I definatley reccomend better quality pictures. As somebody who spent half a year posting worse images I can tell you from experience they need to improve.

Thank you! I can see what you mean about the metallics, honestly I hate painting them. I intend to pick up the GW washes pretty soon though, I'm hoping that they will make the metals look a bit better.

And about the photos, what do you suggest? I get a few decent pictures using my current setup, but I have to guess on the focus becuase my camera is at least 6-7 years old and doesn't have much of a macro setting. What I'm doing for pics is taking three pieces of computer paper and forming a half box with them, is their a better way?

I'll have some pics of my repainted land raider and some Orc Arrer boys. After that the Ultramarines have two Librarians and then I'm out of space marines :cries:. But I stil have some orcs!:D

My gaming group also stopped playing 40k, so more fantasy will be expected. Take that mods who put me in Sci-Fi!:p But I did play some this weekend, the Ultramarines took home a loss, losing nearly half their number to Leman Russ battle cannons and an Earthshaker. Man these things kick Marine ass! The only thing they couldn't touch was my land raider, which took my comand squad and decimated a 35 man platoon. Things on the orc side were better, althogh mostly due to poor deployment on the side of the Empire. My Orc boyz stood arund squabbling for 3 turns and caused 4 wounds on my archers, but chariots are awesome. They Killed a mage, ran down a spear unit and 2 handgun units, killing nearly three times what they are worth. But thats it for now, thank you for your comments and views!

08-09-2009, 16:33
So, a picture update!
Orc Boss-
Orc Arrer Boyz-
And my repainted Land Raider. The Metallics and treads will get redone, just not now.-

09-09-2009, 08:51
Is there one lascan missing? 0o

17-09-2009, 00:28
Is there one lascan missing? 0o

I said I wasn't quite finished with the metallics :p

But anyways an update. I got a bit done painting wise, an Ultramarine Librarian.
I'm pretty proud of this figure. The bone/parchment is just a place holder, I ran out of Bleached Bone and don't have any suitibal replacements. I have the old terminator Librarian to paint next, along with a devastater squad I assembled out of spare heavy weapons.

Again, thank you all for your comments.

As always, C&C is welcome.

17-09-2009, 05:24
He looks great, very well painted. My only crit is that he needsto look more librarian-y?!? He needs one of those psychich hoods they have, can make it out of a spare shoulder pad, then he would have the full on lib look :)


17-09-2009, 11:09
He looks great, very well painted. My only crit is that he needsto look more librarian-y?!? He needs one of those psychich hoods they have, can make it out of a spare shoulder pad, then he would have the full on lib look :)


Thank you!
I blame the sculpter. This is one of the newer metal Librarian models with just an arm swap, and I still don't get why he doesn't have one. Plus the fact I've always found them silly:D. I can see what you say about the not very libby look, what if I added a servo-skull?

03-10-2009, 20:01
Pictures Later today(Can't find the camera), but I got a BFSP and a Black Orc Regiment. So thats an 20 more orcs, 60 gobbos and a troll. I also painted up a test model for the goblins. I will have an update later today.

03-10-2009, 22:27
And now for the update-
Test Goblin. I like how the colors worked out, but the red needs more work. And any opinions on the basing? I don't think it really works, but I'm not sure what to do with it.
First rank of Black Orcs. I do not like how these are moulded, having to put each leg on seperatly. I would have prefered the torso/legs as seperate peices.
But thats it for now. I need to finish up the Death Korp pretty soon, thats what I'm going to be working on this weekend and next. I got 7 Infantry done, but will wait untill the squad is done for pictures.

11-10-2009, 22:03
Realised that I had failed to post pictures of Death Korp Models.
Command Squad. I'm semi proud about how these guys came out, except for the Commander.
The Commander. I don't like him to much as I accidently got some metal paint in on the leather. This will be fixed. Other then that all the metals will get a wash of Badab Black, my hobby store has no stock and its always swooped up before I can get some. The white also needs to be redone.
The squad I am currently working on. The metals need to be started and the gloves need to be done.
A poor group shot.
Primed the Goblins and the Black Orcs and because of the weather thats probally going to be the last time I can do that this year. Weather is around mid forties today and I don't want to spray it when its to cold.

12-10-2009, 14:06
Convincing stuff. The Death Korps are more than decent, although some washes on their armour and weapons could improve them further. You've got many balls in the air, I see.

14-10-2009, 17:18
Convincing stuff. The Death Korps are more than decent, although some washes on their armour and weapons could improve them further. You've got many balls in the air, I see.

Thank you!

An Orc update today, a test model for the Black Orcs and 5 gobbos. I messed up on the Orc though and painted some of his armor as flesh. Also note that the bone areas are WIP, I ran out of bleached bone and my store never has any.
The shields I kind of messed up on, next time I'll mix it up to yellow instead of just painting it on bestial brown.
So what do you guys think about them? I'm not 100 percent sure on the brown base, I just figure it will blend in with any type of board.

14-10-2009, 22:02
The black Orc looks great, they are my fave of all the Orc models, nice armour. The goblins look really good aswell, nice blue on the robes.


18-11-2009, 00:01
The black Orc looks great, they are my fave of all the Orc models, nice armour. The goblins look really good aswell, nice blue on the robes.


Glad you like them!
More Black Orcs, just finished less then 30 minutes ago.
A peasent I finished a few days ago, toying with ideas for bases and I'm going to be honest I really like the Goblin Green ones.
Rieksguard Knight. I got this guy and the other command figures for $3 at my gaming store. Great deal. But I'm working on painting armor with these guys and for this one I used an enchanted blue wash. The effect is really good and I'll be using this recipe on other models in Plate.
And a 1/35 Walker Bulldog, just for the hell of it.

18-11-2009, 07:58
Hey Sparda, it's been a while!
More kick ass Black Orcs, man those models kick ass! They look so brutal! Like the reiksguard aswell, good work my friend :)
and nice bulldog too ;)


27-11-2009, 16:36
Hey Sparda, it's been a while!
More kick ass Black Orcs, man those models kick ass! They look so brutal! Like the reiksguard aswell, good work my friend :)
and nice bulldog too ;)


Thank you! I agree with the Black Orcs, these are some great sculpts.

But an update-
Black Orcs
Ran out of Scorched brown, so need to pick some more up before work can continue. And I'm going to wait until all the models are done before starting on the metallics.
Some more NGs-
Again, out of brown so the shields are going to wait.
What I've been distracted by recently-
I need to get a PE set for the railings and a Helo but its almost done. 1/700 scale by DML if anyones wondering.

27-11-2009, 17:41
Those gobbo's look so tiny compared to the brutish Black Orcs! Look forward to seeign them all painted :)


27-11-2009, 19:25
Those gobbo's look so tiny compared to the brutish Black Orcs! Look forward to seeign them all painted :)


Me too. But with nearly 100 models to go its going to be a long time :D.

Working on group painting 25 NGs right now. Hoping to get that unit done today and then the Black Orcs tomorrow. Then I need to run out and get some Primer before it gets to cold to spray.

Finished the unit of Gobbos, minus shields and yellow areas. Can't take a picture though as my camera is out of batteries. I think I'm going to try to finish the Ultramarines pretty soon, all thats left is a terminator Librarian and a Devastator squad. For 40k after that I'm not sure what to do next, maybe some Dark Eldar.

18-12-2009, 19:58
Huge update. I finished the Ultramarines and am organizing a deal for some more orcs. So, some pics-

18-12-2009, 20:03
And some Bretonnian men at arms-
Some night Goblins. Need to be finished.

18-12-2009, 21:20
The Ultra's are looking good, a real mix of old and new, and conversions!
And the gobbo's are spot on. Nice work.


05-01-2010, 20:59
Sometimes I feel like I'm just showing these to Eltanko...:p

But seriously, I thank you for commenting after nearly all of my posts.

Been distracted a bit, but got all 18 black orcs nearly done. 70 more to go!
Poor pic here-
What I really like is the champion in this bunch. I put on some white teeth/markings and the effect really makes him pop out. Might be doing it to the entire unit, what do you guys think?
The red on these guys doesn't look like it has much depth, but I assure you it does.

And some of what I've been distracted by-
1/35, Tamiya.

Detroit Lions finished 2-14. An improvement over last year. I say give them 2 years for a winning season, but I'm optomistic.

As always comments and criticism welcomed.

05-01-2010, 22:21
The ultramarine's are amazing, (as is the rest of your work) but the very first pic of the ultra is immense, well done, keep up the good work

06-01-2010, 07:09
Hey Sparda

I only comment because I really enjoy your stuff, and I know how much it helps keep you going when you get comments :)

Great stuff as usual, I love black orcs and yours look great. Love the armour, they are beasts. Nice to see some WW2 stuff aswell, halftrack looks very nice.


p.s I support the Bucs, 3-13, so I share your pain, though better than your 0-16 last year! For us it's a "building season" so it's been said!! Roll on the superbowl next year then!!

06-12-2010, 23:18
I only started painting again about a week or two ago so here are the results-

Perry spear men, will be using these as pikes maybe. The spears are shorter than I thought they would be so I may just put them on the shelf. Only a test so still needs some work.

C & C welcome, especially on the new bases. I really like them more than the sand ones.

08-12-2010, 19:59
On the 40k front- traded the Ultramarines for Black Orcs. Kind of regret it because I now want to get back into it. So, my choices are IG, SM or Tyranids. what do you guys think? To not keep this update boring here is a guardsman I painted up for the fun of it.
And some more black orcs-

Got the armor and metal done on 4 more, will post when I get everything else on them finished.

Farseer Emrys
08-12-2010, 20:03
I've been tempted by the hive mind.. And I'm not complaining.
painting a trygon at the moment.
There's already so many marines out there... right?

11-12-2010, 23:48
I've been tempted by the hive mind.. And I'm not complaining.
painting a trygon at the moment.
There's already so many marines out there... right?

Trygons do look pretty epic....

So anyways took me a while to get the (bad) pictures. I rebased the entire unit-
(with flash due to basement, they do not look pink in real life).
(without flash)
New guys.
1/72 Russians. Its my log.
WIP NG boss.

I will get better pics when I have something other than Black Orcs to post.

So now some questions. How should I run the Black Orcs in the new edition? I was planning on fielding them in 2 35 man units but would I be better suited to a single 50 man unit?

Farseer Emrys
13-12-2010, 20:25
mostly people around here seem to use cheap rank and file troops like regular orcs or goblins to form hordes or provide rank bonus.

Black orks an other elites are mostly used in smaller units (20/25) to provide PUNCH (and I don't mean the alcoholic variant..... :shifty: although Black orks that give you punch would be cool! :p)

But there is the Epic nature of a horde of black orcs to contemplate ... Sheer intimidation :chrome:

13-12-2010, 20:43
mostly people around here seem to use cheap rank and file troops like regular orcs or goblins to form hordes or provide rank bonus.

Black orks an other elites are mostly used in smaller units (20/25) to provide PUNCH (and I don't mean the alcoholic variant..... :shifty: although Black orks that give you punch would be cool! )

But there is the Epic nature of a horde of black orcs to contemplate ... Sheer intimidation.

Time to run out and buy regular Orcs then. :evilgrin:

Got a test model of the Knights. I will be adding these via DOW to add a bit of hitting power. I would have gotten Boar Boyz but i'm sick of giving dwarfs rerolls to hit.

I think if I paint some more brown horses I'm going to have to paint the leather black. As is the brown got drowned out a bit. I also think the horses face could use more definition. This is a result of me using cruddy brushes. Other than that I like how it turned out.

Farseer Emrys
14-12-2010, 11:48
nice work.

the only drawback with these kinds of 'galopping'cavalry is the stick portruding out from the ground connecting the hoves with the base.

Although the GW horse models have been hit and miss regardig looks, they have always been able to disguise these 'sticks' as tufts of grass or boulders.

i like the idea of dogs of war... its a shame the DOW are no longer all that 'official' It was/is a great oportunety to paint and field som other miniatures without starting yet another army..

do you use existing DOW troop/stats or do you make them up?
im curiuos

16-12-2010, 00:01
i like the idea of dogs of war... its a shame the DOW are no longer all that 'official' It was/is a great oportunety to paint and field som other miniatures without starting yet another army..

do you use existing DOW troop/stats or do you make them up?
im curiuos

I use the old rules of the GW site. DOW do need to come back. Maybe not as an addition to other armies but as a stand alone army. (Being a bit of a hypocrite their aren't I?:p) Its fine though because I don't game as much as paint and even when I do play its not with anyone who really cares as long as a good game is played.

A bit more progress. Did some Night Goblins archers.
Chose red instead of blue to fit in more with the Orcs and because all of my blue dried up. I think it works. Not my best but will do for gobbos. Seeing the moldlines also, oh well.

So, whats up next?
6 Knights
12 Spearmen
10 more archers
35 Black Orcs
2 Orc heroes

I will get some nids...eventually....I promise:shifty:.

16-12-2010, 14:14
the greenskins are lookin' mighty fine :)

17-12-2010, 14:21
the greenskins are lookin' mighty fine :)

Thank you!

So got the archers complete.
I'm happy with these guys. They look great as a unit and took under 3 hours for the entire regiment. I will be repainting my other Night Goblins hoods and rebasing them, will also be rebasing all the other orcs. What I want to do though is do some work with the original orc unit. They never perform in combat with the dual hand weapons and I don't like the way they look so I'm going to order some bits to give them HW and shield and also increase the unit size.

Farseer Emrys
18-12-2010, 14:30
maybe you could get some small extra details in with those goblins Just to make them look less.... ' the same' those mini's al have virtually all in the same pose, they now nearly look line a uniform unit, like, dare I say... HIGHELVES!! :p

Don't get me wrong, the Goblins are done well, especially in such short time span, a skill worthy of praise on it own, but is you have them painted that fast, you could actually be left with some spare time to ' individualise some of the gobbo's?
It will be worth it!
A friend of ine did this with his gobbo's and it gave them a really nice diverse look.

anyways, nice work, looking forward to seeing the rest of the greenskins!

also wondering how the conversion of the orks with 2 handweapons will work out!

18-12-2010, 15:30
maybe you could get some small extra details in with those goblins Just to make them look less.... ' the same' those mini's al have virtually all in the same pose, they now nearly look line a uniform unit, like, dare I say... HIGHELVES!! :p

Don't get me wrong, the Goblins are done well, especially in such short time span, a skill worthy of praise on it own, but is you have them painted that fast, you could actually be left with some spare time to ' individualise some of the gobbo's?
It will be worth it!
A friend of ine did this with his gobbo's and it gave them a really nice diverse look.

That is a great idea. I'm going to be honest I put minimal effort into this unit and while I think it looks good as a unit it is lacking individuality. Will add some checkers etc. next time I paint.

22-12-2010, 16:22
Was painting for a while but didn't take pictures, here they are now-
Got two more knights painted, still got to do the shields.
This is kind of what I am thinking with the shields.
Orc warboss. Needs shield, weapon and little dude.
Goblins with spears.

Got some red on the Musicians hand, doh!

22-12-2010, 16:30
Night goblins with checkers. Adds more color but I'm not doing it on more then half of the unit.
Looking at the Halbrediers makes me want to redo the shields.

My friend wanted me to paint his empire for him. So in the next few days there will be about 40 spears, 20 handguns, 5 knights and a Cannon, blus some dwarfs. With the Orcs and Goblins I want to rebase my Arrer boyz and eventually get the orcs with HW and shields done. The only painting for the O&G will be some spider riders and maybe some characters.

15-01-2011, 20:24
Pics, but not of Warhammer. Me being lazy and all didnt take any pictures of the Empire but I will take some next time I see them. So some 1/72 Americans-

15-01-2011, 20:25
So pics kind of took some of the shading out, but what can you do? Proud of the tank though, and these guys look really good on the gaming table. I'm not sure which system to use, but am leaning towards Blitzkrieg Commander.

24-05-2011, 21:55
Back again! This time with some, guess what, more Black Orcs! Yeah!
These are the new ones. These five are WIP, with just the metal done. Armor needs one more Highlight.
Here they are in their unit.
I apologize for the pictures. I think I'm getting better painting these guys but I admit that some of the guys need another go over with the red to ad a bit more strong of a color, but I'm lazy and you only notice it up close. :D the new ones will be getting that extra layer though. Got these and 4 more and then I am done with black orcs. After that I'm either saying this army to be done or buying Mantic for rank and file, depending on where I'm at in a half a year.

24-05-2011, 22:06
And know to put the random in random project logs.
1/16 DML German infantryman. Need to buy some filler for this guys neck! Insert joke about pepsi can too.
1/1200 USS Enterprise. You may think it lacks detail but shes smaller than a 1/700 Tico and only a hair longer than a Perry.
Pike test model.

Warlord 30 years war pike and shot. I like these models but I really hate assembling them. They have no instructions and the kit is intended for certain sets of arms to go on certain bodies, so its a hassle to go through and find the right matches. But saying that they are very nice figures. The handgunners would go very well with an Empire army as long as you don't mind the heroic v. truescale. The difference between the two is not much of a bother as to me it does not jump out to you when you paint them unless you are right on top of them or have small units. I want to double duty these guys and use them in both historical and warhammer. Well, until next time! C&C welcome on the Pike!

Farseer Emrys
25-05-2011, 07:05
what are the pikes made of, I can imagine the pikes bending and beaking al the time!Especially when they are plastic... is tha

25-05-2011, 14:35
what are the pikes made of, I can imagine the pikes bending and beaking al the time!Especially when they are plastic... is tha

Yeah, they are plastic :wtf:. The set came with 4 brass pikes but I'm just going to use those for the metal pikemen that came with the set. I don't think the plastic will bend because it is a pretty hard plastic but I am worried about them breaking. Worst comes to worst I'll just replace them with some Perry ones!

08-06-2011, 14:48
Some orcs!
Not terribly new but this is what I'm going after for these guys. they will also get their cloths repainted to fit in as a unit as I don't like the different colors anymore.
And back to warlord's pikes.
WIP command group.
The other half of the box set.
I don't even know why I bought these guys. Some Saxon Thegns from Gripping beast. I originally meant to order Wargames Factory saxons but due to them shipping the wrong set I got these guys instead. I'm not complaining. 44 guys for 16 bucks is a great deal.
I really need C & C on the shields. I tried giving them a brown wash to make them look more worn but I'm not sure what I think of it yet. And another question is should I have the same shield design or mix them up? Thanks in advance!

27-06-2011, 00:13
Got the German guy finished.
This guy should get a sling made out of paper but that detail is for another day. The markings on his neck also need to get fixed. Painting white is a bitch, especially on something like that. For him I tried out a lot of things I heard online, like adding some red to the cheeks, nose and lips and adding some purple under they eyes.

27-06-2011, 23:22
that is some really nice painting on that German figure where is it from

28-06-2011, 00:04
that is some really nice painting on that German figure where is it from

Thank you! he is a 1/16 Dragon figure. I got him for less than ten bucks from my local hobby shop on an overstock sale :D.

06-07-2011, 00:08
Pike and shot regiment, complete except base rims/flags-
Pike alone-

06-07-2011, 00:21
And because we all love a triple post, some more pictures!
I decided to scrap the unit mentality with the Saxons and went for a more historical individual look and I really like the result.

Overall I am really happy with how the Pike and Shot turned out. The unit looks good individually and as a group. The basing is simple and in my opinion looks good. The Saxons I am still pretty happy with but the unit suffers from my laziness. I put them together with little regard to how they rank up and I left some of the parts from the sprue on the shields. They still look good from table top level, so that's good. If you hadn't figured it out I ordered the Warlord army box, so look for more cavalry and pike here!

In other news I'm going to be trying out Mantic's figures. I have wanted to pick some up for a while and finally put in an order with the Warstore. I got a little bit of everything because they were cheap and I heard if you aren't sold on the sculpts that they look better in person.

06-07-2011, 05:48
nice work on your historical stuff!

The black orcs look mighty fine too! Red is FASTER! :D

27-12-2011, 21:13
Back from the dead! Again!

First part of my semi-massive update is a little diorama I've been working on. what I need to do here is add some more grass on the areas you can still see the Styrofoam and where the grass is flaking off. Needs about 2 0r 3 trees to complete the landscape. The tank is pretty much in the place I want it. My idea behind this is having a squad of Americans marching behind the tank with some Germans waiting in ambush. Any other ideas of what I could do with this are appreciated. I'm stuck in the 15mm-20mm scale. I'm planning to just use 1/72 plastics.

Wargames factory Greek. I heard a lot about wargames factory and a lot of it is probably by people who never bought the figures. I am willing to admit that some of the poses look a bit wonky but you have to make sure that your assembling them as they are meant to be, You cant go crazy with creating a bunch of poses. I also think the pose quality is kind of low. A regiment of these guys would make a unit look like a group of rabble, but for 16 bucks these problems can be tolerated. I bought the Greeks, Romans, German warband and Saxon Fyrd. The figures are decent but well priced. These Greeks are by far the best of the bunch. The only thing I really don't like is the way they set up the hands, lack of bases and time it takes to assemble the models. That is really what lets plastic down. It's not so bad with games workshop were you don't have as many models but I think I'll be buying more metals from now on.
WGF Roman, these poses aren't awful but I wish you could make the whole unit in the same pose.
WGF Saxon Fyrd. You can see the poor poses here. By the way if your making these figures

27-12-2011, 21:18
And for what I'm sure most of you want to see, Fantasy! Ok not GW but still some solid models. The only thing I hate about mantic is the amount of armor they put on their models.
A figure I painted for my little sister, Reaper grey maiden.

27-12-2011, 21:21
And I lied a bit. Expect some If my order from GW comes in before new year I bought the tyranid hunters, an orc shaman and that new graveyard of mor. Strangely when you have an income GW doesn't seem like your paying an arm and a leg, just an arm.

28-12-2011, 08:18
That's a lot of different figs from different places in one page!

I really appreciate the reviews you give to the figs. Personal project logs like yours do offer another perspective other than the professional ones. It's always nice to hear what people think of the various miniatures out there.

29-12-2011, 18:28
That's a lot of different figs from different places in one page!

I really appreciate the reviews you give to the figs. Personal project logs like yours do offer another perspective other than the professional ones. It's always nice to hear what people think of the various miniatures out there.

I think one of the problems with historical minis is that there are just so many of them! For me it was tough to get into historicals so I want to give as much insight on as many figures I can manage. I'm glad you appreciate my humble opinion!

So I'm getting a few figures through the mail now. Got more coming tommorrow. I wont be able to touch many of these because I'm going to FNM with my brother and two sisters and then I'm headed back down south, leaving my legions to sit on he shelf, eagerly waiting my return.:cries:

Crusader minis, wow am I impressed. Bought them off of Old Glorys site before they stopped stocking the range and I'm going to be buying a lot more. I got enough for a Norman army(Plus some of the plastic Knights from the warstore.) 2 units of spears and one each of dismounted knights and crossbowmen.
Everything a man needs, Normans, Magic Cards and a rip it!
And I also the Adventurers Crusader makes. Love these models.

31-12-2011, 16:16
Nice to see more historicals in the random section. Thanks for the reviews too. Have a good new year.


14-03-2012, 03:54
OMG an update! Maybe!
I have painted one guy. However Im saving him. Also known as the only camera I have is my phone...
But to raise this thread once more, pics of a battle fought long ago... Bet you don't see to many of these.

End of turn 1 shooting phase.

14-03-2012, 14:16
The game looks really cool! But how come there's a mix of figs and formations? What rules were you using?

14-03-2012, 21:47
I dont exactly remember how we did it because it was so long ago but I think that we just used each systems rules for the units like IG could move 6" Orcs could march 8" etc and when it came to combat just used IG like skirmishers.It was one of the funnest games I played though. BTW Earthshakers are Not fair i a game like this.

10-04-2012, 00:28
So havnt had any motivation to paint. The only figures I have here are Some empire Militia and a handful of mantic orcs. Im just so tired every day during the week and have better things to do on the weekends. Also no one plays here so there isnt even the promise of playing a game.
But heres what I have finished so far-

11-04-2012, 03:27
love it when people throw balance out of the equation and have fun with it all. Sorry to hear that you don't get the opportunity to play anymore. Surely there is a games store or hobby club somewhere?

05-08-2012, 23:05
So not a whole lot going on painting wise but I want to at least get enough guys painted for a skirmish game. so heres what I want to finish by next weekend- http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/IMG_01411.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/IMG_01401.jpg

08-10-2012, 03:44
Look at this an update! And 40k! I told you all I would get back into it... eventually...
Rhino does not have its top glued on I still need to finish metallics and misc stuff. Plus treads. Might add more markings as well. But this is what I've been doing. What to expect from here- Guard and Tau plus lots and lots of breaks. Thats right I found players! However they don't have armies here... so might take a while till i get in a game. Fun times for all!

BTW sorry about poor pictures I only got my Iphone and I can no longer borrow my sisters camera.

15-10-2012, 08:51
Me and my buddy went to the hobby shop with the intention of picking up dark vengeance.... that was before we found out that there will be a 750 point tourney next weekend. Well this is why we leave our credit cards at home when we go buy model soldiers. Bad angle but there is a battleforce and hammerhead in that pile
And we got our lists together, assembled all our forces and got a game in all in one night.
His tau
My marines.

Ok so 6th is quite a bit different... last game i played was 4th. I like some of the rules but feel like it can get confusing with ability to move 2-3 times a turn and hate how the rulebook is set up. I need to give it a real good read through I mean for the first half of the game i thought they got rid of morale modifiers because I couldn't find the chart. But I guess thats what happens when you try to play without really knowing what your doing lol.

12-11-2012, 22:21
Hey I got a little work done. going back home next weekend for a couple of weeks so yeah.
The imperial fist is like a combat adviser or something going with the ultramarines to learn new tactics. I don't know what the Rhino door is but I wanted something to break up the blue a little I think it turned out nice.

22-12-2012, 05:26
Well got a lot less done than I wanted to but ill show some pictures of my basement/work area.

19-01-2013, 09:55
A plastic soldier company 15mm m4a2

Caiphas Cain
20-01-2013, 20:54
Nice log. It's the very definition of random. :D I love the old painting style of the Ultramarines.

22-01-2013, 02:33
Everything looks nice so far. Really like the crisp old-school colours of your Ultramarines.

01-02-2013, 09:05
Thank you for the comments! The randomness is a result of being in one place for a month and another for another etc. and the fact that I do have a very short attention span. The Ultras will not be touched until june-july but I did pick up two old school vindicators for them and I am real excited to paint those up. For now a flames of war infantry platoon.

(Really bad pictures one day I'll get a camera thats not m Iphone)
Got all these done in an afternoon. Was not satisfied with 2nd and 3rd squads flesh and helmets so they'll be redone next time i get around to painting infantry.

21-05-2013, 10:11
KK so going home in about a month, looking to get a lot of work done then because my family will be working during the day so thats like a week and a half of nothing to do during the days. Until then what ive been working on-
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/0F175A2A-EFB3-4C7B-93D1-9A95B31F9E98-2370-0000032EB5FAE4FA_zpsff8170ec.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/0F175A2A-EFB3-4C7B-93D1-9A95B31F9E98-2370-0000032EB5FAE4FA_zpsff8170ec.jpg.html)

21-05-2013, 20:32
Good show chap! The ultramarines looks especially tasty :)

23-10-2013, 21:47
Been busy but haven't posted anything cause.... well I've been busy lol. I got a company of marines now, about 35ish painted. I need rhinos and a chaplain but got the whole ten squads. Right now- Command squad, minus banners-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/null_zpsa49a84d3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/null_zpsa49a84d3.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/null_zpsd3ce71f6.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/null_zpsd3ce71f6.jpg.html)
And WIP Dev squad
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/null_zpsa2118ee1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/null_zpsa2118ee1.jpg.html)
I got three and a half tac squads painted but need to redo the shoulder trim to 4th company

24-10-2013, 10:45
Great work on thr ultras! The captain looks very well-painted. Also, love the casual way you mentioned that you have a hundred marines!

I have always wondered... Each chapter is supposed to have 1000 marines, or am I wrong here? Assuming I have understood it cirrectly, each company is supposed to have 100 marines, in 10 squads of 10. But who drives the rhinos and predators, vindicators and whirkwinds? Adding the hq in, wouldn't that make it quite a few marines more than a hndred per comoany and a thousand per chapter?

Not taking anything from your project, of course. Just asking a question I have wondered about for a while and seeing as you have a company of marines, perhaps you might know something about it?

24-10-2013, 10:58
I am jealous of your D&D stuff!! I love those Reaper minis.

24-10-2013, 12:45
Your ultras are really well done in good old school colours. I feel you have managed to keep the gritty modern look to the marines, whilst at the same time getting that retro yellow trim involved. Your fourth company look good too. Have your thought about how you are going to do the banner? The ultramarine banners in the book are very, very elaborate (hence why mine don't have any :shifty: ). Have you had any plans for the patterning? Given your good looking rhino door, maybe something connected?

24-10-2013, 17:29
Juicytomatoes- I've always wondered the same thing and i think it might work if A. you don't count the scout company and B. if the marines from the reserves company drive all the vehicles and stuff. Idk its always bugged me cause even with that what about the fleet? Like you may have all the I forget what they are called but servants manning guns but how many marines are supervising? lol I think alot of it is either in older background or just forgotten about.

Daniel36- Thanks man I've always felt the same way. I get a reaper mini every time i order from the Warstore or go in the hobby shop back home =D

Sureshot05- Thanks and yeah the yellow trim is getting changed though lol. I'm going to try to copy the 4th company one from the book, hey worst case scenario I mess it up till i get it right lol.

Got the devastators nearly done last night
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Need metals retouched and a few areas I missed like on the backpacks. C&C appreciated I think I finally got the yellow right on the chest

26-10-2013, 20:36
More bad pictures! lol I got a few shoulder pad trims updated but decided to get them all out for a group shot. Still need to assemble 15 assault marines
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/null_zps1a60baa5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/null_zps1a60baa5.jpg.html)
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By the end of this weekend my goal is to get all these guys already painted with green trim, then work on the assault squad. Idk when ill primer all the other dudes.

18-11-2013, 05:27
Ok so been busy kinda-
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Kitbashed chaplain
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WIP banner
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4th squad rhino
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4th squad
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9th squad

18-11-2013, 05:27
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7th squad (excuse my finger please =p)
C&C welcome always looking to get better

09-12-2013, 03:39
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/Mobile%20Uploads/C18C559A-0635-41F5-B9F8-424051FB0A2D_zpsmgalesgq.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C18C559A-0635-41F5-B9F8-424051FB0A2D_zpsmgalesgq.jpg.html)
Group shot missing 5 assault marines I don't have the jump packs for them. Only need to buy the jump packs 4 rhinos and 2 dreadnoughts

15-12-2013, 02:04
Got a Vanguard squad done-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/11F2C5DB-E00D-4809-B534-52CD506F56F1_zpsmoxxm8wq.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/11F2C5DB-E00D-4809-B534-52CD506F56F1_zpsmoxxm8wq.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/40F86FBA-3ADA-4D7C-ADF2-0861E50C6BE7_zpszicmxv02.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/40F86FBA-3ADA-4D7C-ADF2-0861E50C6BE7_zpszicmxv02.jpg.html)
I like these guys except for the helmet respirator area the white and metal didn't work too well there but oh well they look good on the table =D

19-12-2013, 05:16
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So this is what I got done since the vanguard, finished 1 dev squad re painted 1 tac and finished the markings on an additional squad. This leaves one assault squad to have the infantry in my company complete :D.

Edit: forgot about plasma and eyes :/

2nd edit: all scopes and the like will be done company wide I'm thinking green to show night vision either that or gloss black

20-12-2013, 15:56
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Finished these guys last night. I go home today till the 1st so yeah. And I got drunk and ordered a bunch of stuff on ebay. Again. Lol

So sm eyes are a lot easier than I thought they'd be. Kinda want to redo my entire army now lol

06-01-2014, 06:12
Got back last Wednesday had a blast while I was home. Didn't do too much hobby but played a bit of magic. But what I've been working on-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/8780F375-6136-4BC6-A40E-B9E5FBAA83DB_zpsbtgrjoia.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/8780F375-6136-4BC6-A40E-B9E5FBAA83DB_zpsbtgrjoia.jpg.html)http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/9D20F059-15F2-43DE-8577-A7BF79178385_zpsuzxbdnyt.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/9D20F059-15F2-43DE-8577-A7BF79178385_zpsuzxbdnyt.jpg.html)http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/AC4933A5-25ED-42F5-82BC-09BE123C3047_zpsqvtk0bq5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/AC4933A5-25ED-42F5-82BC-09BE123C3047_zpsqvtk0bq5.jpg.html)http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/68302549-E6F4-4DE7-BD60-FF345DB3ED43_zpsuest85de.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/68302549-E6F4-4DE7-BD60-FF345DB3ED43_zpsuest85de.jpg.html)http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/117F50F2-45E9-4371-A229-CE3EDDEEBC1E_zpstv4pvqzu.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/117F50F2-45E9-4371-A229-CE3EDDEEBC1E_zpstv4pvqzu.jpg.html)
Working on all 4 of these at once got the Vindicator and one rhino from black to there the other two already had blue done just did the red. And got some allies for my marines =D-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/Mobile%20Uploads/374E62D0-D85A-4996-9B5F-D783DA550034_zpsifjygztf.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/Mobile%20Uploads/374E62D0-D85A-4996-9B5F-D783DA550034_zpsifjygztf.jpg.html)
Working on fluff for these guys I'm thinking of calling them the Vandin 135th airborne. Gives me an excuse to add vendettas!

06-01-2014, 11:02
Wow you got heckuva lot of painted marines! Congrats! Dunno how you do it man, but getting thru so many of the same-ish models became a killjoy for me. You deserve a pat on the back! As someone once said (can't remember who), in a contest between power and patience, bet on patience.

07-01-2014, 05:53
Wow you got heckuva lot of painted marines! Congrats! Dunno how you do it man, but getting thru so many of the same-ish models became a killjoy for me. You deserve a pat on the back! As someone once said (can't remember who), in a contest between power and patience, bet on patience.

Thanks man got alot more where them came from.....
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/5FBB4168-1593-48B8-8886-145770E825FA_zpsjit0yexs.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/5FBB4168-1593-48B8-8886-145770E825FA_zpsjit0yexs.jpg.html)
Ima get a list of whats there tommorow.

Well heres what I got done today-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/89561A05-26D4-44A0-8125-F604DDEF1CFF_zpsgm5zzd39.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/89561A05-26D4-44A0-8125-F604DDEF1CFF_zpsgm5zzd39.jpg.html)
And perry ACW dudes, I've had these guys forever and got mad seeing them undone so rushed through them. Individually they're not to my standard but I think they look good as a unit.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/474C9D02-C66F-4CD0-A3BE-4EA4811C2904_zpsuhxn80cy.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/474C9D02-C66F-4CD0-A3BE-4EA4811C2904_zpsuhxn80cy.jpg.html)
And what I want to get done before I head to the big island for a few weeks-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/569E13C3-D46C-4002-85C3-7CFCF4DEF10D_zpsiow23rc9.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/569E13C3-D46C-4002-85C3-7CFCF4DEF10D_zpsiow23rc9.jpg.html)
Perry ACW(now just need base and command), 40ish Gripping beast Saxons, Basing for those dudes and 10 sternguard/5 assault marines not in the picture. I leave this Sunday but I think I can do it

08-02-2014, 02:23
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/9A730FA2-D052-4072-9929-FAC233DE4D71_zpsvrvnxluj.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/9A730FA2-D052-4072-9929-FAC233DE4D71_zpsvrvnxluj.jpg.html)
I got the remaining assault marines and based all unbased models(not shown). Working on ten sterguard and a venerable dreadnaoght for these guys.
Now, for what I've been busy with-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/4A91C902-F4BA-4850-96F3-DFD71AA0E365_zps0xszmo5e.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/4A91C902-F4BA-4850-96F3-DFD71AA0E365_zps0xszmo5e.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/A25A60C8-24F0-4A91-991E-9C85AFEEEFE9_zps96cgcvnu.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/A25A60C8-24F0-4A91-991E-9C85AFEEEFE9_zps96cgcvnu.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/AB0C77E8-94F8-4870-A7AA-DEA81D2BFE7F_zpsylitzu6a.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/AB0C77E8-94F8-4870-A7AA-DEA81D2BFE7F_zpsylitzu6a.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/3CBD9FB3-80E0-47D9-B3D4-0BC76708F5C6_zpspckgm307.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/3CBD9FB3-80E0-47D9-B3D4-0BC76708F5C6_zpspckgm307.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/1FA014B4-B640-4C4A-B5F9-42002359A7F3_zpsgqtbau29.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/1FA014B4-B640-4C4A-B5F9-42002359A7F3_zpsgqtbau29.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/28E54DCB-E9FF-4DE4-A8C2-AE7146BAD5F2_zpsq3oh8wgr.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/28E54DCB-E9FF-4DE4-A8C2-AE7146BAD5F2_zpsq3oh8wgr.jpg.html)
Normans. Got two spear units with metal/colors done and 18 knights not touched.

15-02-2014, 05:56
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/9F5A2E0F-2834-46D2-8DA2-8C31BAFED97D_zpsrbyn17cr.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/9F5A2E0F-2834-46D2-8DA2-8C31BAFED97D_zpsrbyn17cr.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/739A3A28-D93F-4CFA-A510-BF6A2BE85149_zpsbrskcrwq.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/739A3A28-D93F-4CFA-A510-BF6A2BE85149_zpsbrskcrwq.jpg.html)
Finished chaplain I like him =D

06-04-2014, 06:09
Ok so a collection shot -
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/E96E3C93-3734-4109-A5FC-DCF2AA3C7295_zps6i1n5rsu.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/E96E3C93-3734-4109-A5FC-DCF2AA3C7295_zps6i1n5rsu.jpg.html)
Game shots-
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/BE4DBC6C-B8CA-4CB6-A2EF-862D33876890_zpsz59xvzp0.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/BE4DBC6C-B8CA-4CB6-A2EF-862D33876890_zpsz59xvzp0.jpg.html)
2k points
Ok so only one shot =p We have been playing a game a night and needless to say I have yet to win. But we have a ton of fun, and one day the Xenos will be wiped from the board!

13-04-2014, 11:28
Chaplain is great and that is a serious amount of Ultramarines. You will figure out victory soon enough and then the xenos will suffer.

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13-04-2014, 17:15
Thanks for commenting!

Were playing a 5k game today, I finally figured out weve been playing the game wrong and his shield drones do not give his entire unit a 4+ invul lol

Ok so after getting some used and terrible assembled predators on ebay I'm doing my best to make em look better. This is my first time working with sheet styrene so c&c is appreciated, especially what I can do better.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/Mobile%20Uploads/2CDA4FC2-80AF-4850-BB12-79A4A2D7B6F2_zpscdlkrpxr.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2CDA4FC2-80AF-4850-BB12-79A4A2D7B6F2_zpscdlkrpxr.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/Mobile%20Uploads/5BE2842E-C0C2-4C41-8025-58FD71188BD1_zpsdqho1qpu.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/Mobile%20Uploads/5BE2842E-C0C2-4C41-8025-58FD71188BD1_zpsdqho1qpu.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/Mobile%20Uploads/132D4598-96E4-4CA0-81F8-A14972D8834B_zpsgm9gqcl1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/Mobile%20Uploads/132D4598-96E4-4CA0-81F8-A14972D8834B_zpsgm9gqcl1.jpg.html)
Ok so things I already know= missing some tracks, the visor thing and headlights are missing and there are some gaps in the tank. Other than that what do you all think needs to be done? I have some stowage I can add in the back, really id like to add vents and stuff but I dont have the parts. Also the piece that has the turret fits fine the rectangle just looks wonky

17-04-2014, 00:22
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/713D4EE6-E861-4C81-A128-EB81C3C186E0_zpshxyrsqrx.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/713D4EE6-E861-4C81-A128-EB81C3C186E0_zpshxyrsqrx.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/0606E288-DEAE-420A-8EEC-6A0246788EFB_zpsp61vo2vb.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/0606E288-DEAE-420A-8EEC-6A0246788EFB_zpsp61vo2vb.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/5CF7AE95-85E3-4C1F-A7F4-5BC5DAED16E7_zps6anmya57.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/5CF7AE95-85E3-4C1F-A7F4-5BC5DAED16E7_zps6anmya57.jpg.html)
And 5 tactical marines from 5th company, these guys have all been stripped, some better than others so I'll be weathering the entire company, I like how it turned out.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/22A11689-E231-49BD-A623-CB2C4F0FF220_zpslhuacuc9.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/22A11689-E231-49BD-A623-CB2C4F0FF220_zpslhuacuc9.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/63B6701C-10BF-4A6B-A220-49855E28C1A5_zps58omiwog.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/63B6701C-10BF-4A6B-A220-49855E28C1A5_zps58omiwog.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/19D28177-FCFE-4578-8F62-FE7D3F61DCF2_zpsciljqtkc.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/19D28177-FCFE-4578-8F62-FE7D3F61DCF2_zpsciljqtkc.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/1A4B2733-A8DD-4E94-B057-23F6776FCCEF_zps1zh7b9ut.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/1A4B2733-A8DD-4E94-B057-23F6776FCCEF_zps1zh7b9ut.jpg.html)

17-04-2014, 15:27
Your Sternguard are brilliant, and put mine to shame! I think your Ultra's just keep getting better and better with each post. Also, I forgot to note earlier, but lovely to see the old school vindicator. Made me smile.

As to advice on the tanks, I would suggest a few symmetric square panels with bolts and maybe an engine coil in the central region. I would suggest buying plastic tubing and carefully scouring the surface to make the engine coil. Something to give you the idea that the rear section is full of power for the guns.

19-05-2015, 06:08
Sooo... I've been doing alot. Sadly no 40k.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/7A463E8F-0540-48CC-9765-F173D94DEC1D_zpsnqpeagpw.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/7A463E8F-0540-48CC-9765-F173D94DEC1D_zpsnqpeagpw.jpg.html) WiP
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/B9DD2F72-D55B-4232-BA4D-4DEC066D9DB5_zpscjdrldab.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/B9DD2F72-D55B-4232-BA4D-4DEC066D9DB5_zpscjdrldab.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/4859A66F-7033-4E7B-B3EB-787F45724AA1_zps7yrt3mb2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/4859A66F-7033-4E7B-B3EB-787F45724AA1_zps7yrt3mb2.jpg.html)
Finished minus basing
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/EB6BB733-1F82-4646-A4BA-4B97B4DD427B_zpsykl2dmzh.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/EB6BB733-1F82-4646-A4BA-4B97B4DD427B_zpsykl2dmzh.jpg.html)
Gave these away before I could base
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/DADBE5E5-25E2-45C2-AF1C-715174CAAB62_zps2awssyar.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/DADBE5E5-25E2-45C2-AF1C-715174CAAB62_zps2awssyar.jpg.html)
Sold these

19-05-2015, 06:11
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/E2FB5CB8-A3F4-46BB-9A86-0F0D9F46A5A6_zpsbfyxezyt.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/E2FB5CB8-A3F4-46BB-9A86-0F0D9F46A5A6_zpsbfyxezyt.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/F80AB11C-683C-4328-92EA-48600F6F021B_zpskea8cm3m.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/F80AB11C-683C-4328-92EA-48600F6F021B_zpskea8cm3m.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/CEB23EA9-5147-4273-BF18-44D0B05E5B18_zpsharm83bl.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/CEB23EA9-5147-4273-BF18-44D0B05E5B18_zpsharm83bl.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/3F7D7BA9-00F4-44A3-8D5F-3BC0296A93EE_zpsttcdfely.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/3F7D7BA9-00F4-44A3-8D5F-3BC0296A93EE_zpsttcdfely.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/1201319F-E312-41FA-BEDD-6A8D4CC570A9_zpsm3vgljev.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/1201319F-E312-41FA-BEDD-6A8D4CC570A9_zpsm3vgljev.jpg.html)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s221/Sparda_010/2C24C816-B902-4BD3-9E8A-1C6138903AF1_zps4whe4pqh.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/Sparda_010/media/2C24C816-B902-4BD3-9E8A-1C6138903AF1_zps4whe4pqh.jpg.html)
Been doing prettymuch just Flames of War for now. Lemme know c and c always looking to improve. most of these are wip lol