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sheep
18-04-2009, 13:22
Thanks everyone forthe great comments.


Great work on the valk, mine arrived yesterday and im already working on a review for the brueckenkopf.

Will you build a whole platoon? Im thinking about converting mine into a vendetta.

I'd love too, but i have to finish all my tanks and infantry first :) Vendettas are cool,i'd love to get the FW upgrade with punisher cannons.


*drools everywhere* Goddamn sexy sheep. I thought my day was complete when I saw the Gorgon, but the army shot made it so much better! Looking wonderful Sheep, I can't wait for even more!!!! How do you find the new Valkyrie kit? Is it sexy like? Take it easy mate :)

The kit is pretty good, goes together well, apart from the canopies, they're a bitch to get to fit. And you have to glue them in with PVA so they don't frost up.


Nicely done Valkyrie. Sheep how Strong do you think the flight stand is.
It looks like it is made with that brittle plastic they make their other stands out of.
Also I'm curious about the size too. I made my own Valkyrie a while back and it measures about 30cm long and 24 cm wide.
Does that sound about the right size?
-Tom.

The flight stand is suprisingly strong, there is no pin on the top,the mount is actually a crucifix on the bottom of the valk. Just takes a little bit of trial and error to get it in the right place for the centre of balance on the base. Plus its plastic so it weighs less then the resin brick FW sells ;) The GW kit is about 28 cms long by 24 cms wide, so pretty good fit mate.

Cheers

Sheep

CMDante
18-04-2009, 13:35
Crap, that just reminded me, I have new guard stuff waiting for me at my local GW!

That Gorgon looks wicked mate, the weathering on the deck really sealed the deal for me that it is one of the best scratchbuild tanks I've seen.

Looking forward to more guardsmen! :D

Cheers,

Dante

Ravenheart
18-04-2009, 14:01
Great stuff there, Sheep. Especially the DKoK group shot.

How are the Mortion Tanks comming along, btw.?

Light of the Emperor
18-04-2009, 14:16
Absolutely amazing Sheep! Everything looks great!
Based on that shot, it seems like you don't need to make too many major changes to fit with the new IG codex.

Faolan
18-04-2009, 14:19
Of course Sheep, you don't have to worry about the fogging from using plastic cement if you planned on painting the canopy with transparent paints (like a gold tint or smoke black tint) like you get on some aircraft.

How's the cockpit detail, and the detail on the pilots?

Ash
18-04-2009, 14:57
Painted this today for my mates shop.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Valk001.jpg




Taking the time out to paint aircraft for other peoples shops is an outrageous liberty, when there are not one, but three Mortian tanks awaiting your airbrush!

ps The Valk looks excellent, I'm going to add one to my shopping list.

FearFrost
18-04-2009, 15:37
The army shot is just beautiful.

Wolf Scout Ewan
18-04-2009, 15:53
Good job on the Valk!

The army shot is great!

tancrede
18-04-2009, 19:48
As I said before : Sheep, you've got one of the best army I've ever seen !! :eek:

AD.ASTRA
18-04-2009, 21:55
Amazing! That family photo looks great!
Congrats Sheep.

tk7
19-04-2009, 12:46
Great stuff Sheep, i've had a good look through your log and there are some great pictures. You have been kind enough to post on my log so I thought i'd return the favour, and i'm very impressed by your work.

The army shot is great, the dirty gritty colour scheme makes me very happy, and the army as a whole looks fantastic.

I'm very much enjoying painting guard vehicles, and seeing other projects is always good for inspiration. The valkryie looks good too, I can't wait for mine to arrive.

Excellent stuff, and a very impressive log.

FraustyTheSnowman
19-04-2009, 18:34
Thanks for all the great comments guys.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Armyshot001.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Armyshot002.jpg


So Sheep and Chuck Noris walked into a bar...Obviously the bar exploded because no one building can hold that much BADASS in any one place at any one time...What might not have been so obvious until just now, is Chuck Noris didn't survive.

donuter
19-04-2009, 20:54
No offence Frausty but chuck always survives....always

One if not the best army I've seen in a long time.

Ash
19-04-2009, 21:06
No ones as bad ass as Chuck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLOqwiGAPd4

only joking...
19-04-2009, 22:00
No ones as bad ass as Chuck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLOqwiGAPd4

Except Jesus, or maybe Stewie... :evilgrin:

sheep
20-04-2009, 09:58
Crap, that just reminded me, I have new guard stuff waiting for me at my local GW!

That Gorgon looks wicked mate, the weathering on the deck really sealed the deal for me that it is one of the best scratchbuild tanks I've seen.

Looking forward to more guardsmen! :D

Cheers,

Dante

Oh, interested to see what you get up to with those bits.


Great stuff there, Sheep. Especially the DKoK group shot.

How are the Mortion Tanks comming along, btw.?

The mortian tanks are up too the gloss varnish stage, all the camo is done.


Absolutely amazing Sheep! Everything looks great!
Based on that shot, it seems like you don't need to make too many major changes to fit with the new IG codex.

I still haven't figured out how/what i'm going to do with the new codex. Stormtroopers are so cool but bloody expensive.


Of course Sheep, you don't have to worry about the fogging from using plastic cement if you planned on painting the canopy with transparent paints (like a gold tint or smoke black tint) like you get on some aircraft.

How's the cockpit detail, and the detail on the pilots?

The cockpit detail is pretty sparse, a couple of screens and buttons. The crew were abit disappointing detail wise, but the heavy bolter gunners look nice, and if you get enough of them they would make great veterans with the grenadiers doctrine, though the poses would be a bit static and repetitive.


Taking the time out to paint aircraft for other peoples shops is an outrageous liberty, when there are not one, but three Mortian tanks awaiting your airbrush!

ps The Valk looks excellent, I'm going to add one to my shopping list.

Lol i love being a bad influence on you :D


So Sheep and Chuck Noris walked into a bar...Obviously the bar exploded because no one building can hold that much BADASS in any one place at any one time...What might not have been so obvious until just now, is Chuck Noris didn't survive.

Thats an outrageous compliment mate, thankyou :D


No ones as bad ass as Chuck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLOqwiGAPd4

I love that clip, its one of my youtube favs.

As I said above, work is continuing on the Mortian tanks, they are up to the rust stage, its taking a hell of along time to do, because i'm doing all the weapons and the sponsons as well.

Wish me luck, its getting depressing.

Cheers

Sheep

SSG Snuffy
20-04-2009, 10:30
Good luck, Sheep. I'm sure you're up to the task.

Captain Johan
20-04-2009, 12:00
Sheep, sorry if you already explained this 50 times in your blog, but what kind of paint do you use in your airbrush, and how much do you thin it?

I got an airbrush lying around an seeing your tanks has me wanting to use it.

Ash
20-04-2009, 13:16
Feel free to take a break for photos. :D :D :D

Dark Magos Gillam
20-04-2009, 16:54
Dude....were you like born with a paint brush in hand? Awsome looking army man. The Gorgon looks ******* amazing!

rev
20-04-2009, 17:07
Your IG are amazing Sheep, the gorgon particularly is really effective. Can't wait to see the mort tanks.

Did you airbrush the valk - does foundation go through your airbrush?

rev

sheep
20-04-2009, 20:51
Thanks for the support guys :)


Sheep, sorry if you already explained this 50 times in your blog, but what kind of paint do you use in your airbrush, and how much do you thin it?

I got an airbrush lying around an seeing your tanks has me wanting to use it.

I just use GW paints,i thin them about 50/50 with tamiya's acrylic thinner, i thinkis called tamiya X-20A.


Feel free to take a break for photos. :D :D :D

I'll see what i can do this afternoon afterwork :)


Your IG are amazing Sheep, the gorgon particularly is really effective. Can't wait to see the mort tanks.

Did you airbrush the valk - does foundation go through your airbrush?

rev

Thanks mate, Yeah i airbrushed the base coat onto the valk,foundation paints go through the brush easy, though they smell like housepaint when you do. Its just a matter of getting the thinner just right,and they dry faster then regular GW paint too.

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
21-04-2009, 04:09
X-20A is correct, Sheep. Am looking at my jug of it that I got on your advice.

Also to add in to what Sheep said, while they smell like housepaint when you use them, it's more pleasant than the Tamiya cough syrup smell.

sheep
21-04-2009, 04:50
I am so *********** annoyed right now, went outside on the verandah to add rust with the air brush, and lost all the heavy bolter for the hull mounts :mad::cries::mad::wtf: !!

So now i've spent half an hour under the verandah looking for them, they've done a hoidini on me and disappeared. I've had to convert the lascannons that came with the tanks into a heavy bolter stand in, just cut the barrel short and drilled it out.

Not happy.

Sheep

Faolan
21-04-2009, 05:25
The beauty of an airbrush, chief, is that you can use it in the house.

zapp
21-04-2009, 05:26
I am so *********** annoyed right now, went outside on the verandah to add rust with the air brush, and lost all the heavy bolter for the hull mounts :mad::cries::mad::wtf: !!


That will be the curse of the God of mediochre painting striking you down once more...

Seriously though that blows...

Krieg Marshall
21-04-2009, 05:29
You've got all me sympathy for the lost of your heavy bolters...Snif

Tommygun
21-04-2009, 06:27
I am so *********** annoyed right now, went outside on the verandah to add rust with the air brush, and lost all the heavy bolter for the hull mounts :mad::cries::mad::wtf: !!


That's very odd. Do you have parrots in your area?
I hear they collect odd things.

Captain Johan
21-04-2009, 07:37
I just use GW paints,i thin them about 50/50 with tamiya's acrylic thinner, i thinkis called tamiya X-20A.


Going to try this out in the weekend.

Good luck with finding the Heavy bolters.

CMDante
21-04-2009, 07:46
Yes, I think you need to be more careful mate, I hear magpies are big fans of shiny things and are always looking to add more Dakka Dakka to their nests.

Seriously though, I know your pain, I hate losing pieces too but seem to do it so regularly.

Cheers,

Dante

Ragsta
21-04-2009, 09:29
That will be the curse of the God of mediochre painting striking you down once more...

Seriously though that blows...


Man, I should never have mentioned that evil swine, a nefarious little god he is!

Sorry for those losses Sheep. I blame the parrots.

sheep
22-04-2009, 12:19
Bloody parrots lol.

Well i found them again, but i had already glued the other ones in, they were in a shoe of all places.

Cheers

Sheep

CMDante
22-04-2009, 12:33
The shoe, the obvious place for storing heavy bolters due to its mobility and armour 14 all around....

Krieg Marshall
22-04-2009, 12:37
The mediochre painting god really has something against you. Did you broke a mirror or crossed the way of a black cat?

Faolan
22-04-2009, 12:48
Maybe yer need to magnet it all up, then put it on a piece of steel to paint on? Then it likely can't fall anywhere!

Tommygun
23-04-2009, 04:17
I still like the idea of an angry parrot with bolters in each claw try to attack other birds like an A-10.

Mr Kibbles
23-04-2009, 11:26
Sheep, I deeply envy you mate. Awesome army!

StraightSilver
23-04-2009, 15:28
It's weird how whenever I lose something it always turns up in a shoe too!

Very random...

Anyway, I just wanted to say how lovely your army is, especially your Gorgon! :)

FraustyTheSnowman
24-04-2009, 04:23
Found one of my hermit crabs in my shoe the other day...luckily my toe found his shell before his claw found me...

Desperately awaiting pics of the mortian tanks.

Is the thinner really that much better than just thinning with water? Was really hoping to not have to buy anything else recently, but it's hard to argue with results like yours.

sheep
24-04-2009, 07:37
Thanks guys, been busy with army stuff and work recently so no pics or progress, hopefully get a chance on sunday to do some painting.

Frausty: the thinner is alot better then just water, it has a drying agent in it, so it comes out smoother and dries quicker.

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
24-04-2009, 08:57
Army stuff?

Aren't you Australian? :D

Also, the thinner is, I believe, alcohol based, so it evaps faster, and has a much lower surface tension than water, which means it atomises better.

sheep
24-04-2009, 10:03
Well there you go, knew there was a scientific reason for it, magic just doesn't cover everything :)

And yes, I am Australian, we have an army, not very big, but its there :)

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
24-04-2009, 10:33
Silly me thinking all you guys had was Sea Patrol ;)

I must say, I'd love to see Sheep does Looted Wagonz.

sheep
24-04-2009, 10:42
That show makes me lulz.

What brought the wagonz comment on?

Cheers

Sheep

Mr Kibbles
24-04-2009, 10:44
Sheep what Corps are you part of in the Army? RAAC? Artillery?

sheep
24-04-2009, 10:48
Going in as an officer, hoping for infantry, i'd love to be a para, but 3RAR is going to be transformed into a mech regiment not a para regiment *cries*

Other wise armoured cav.

Cheers

Sheep

Mr Kibbles
24-04-2009, 11:02
THe QMI? Were you in the Army Cadets at school?

sheep
24-04-2009, 11:10
Yeah i did 3 years of army cadets. The QMI or 2 cav, but i would much prefer brisbane to darwin for a posting.

Cheers

Sheep

Mr Kibbles
24-04-2009, 11:15
Yeah Go Brisbane!! Gee, it seems the only cadets who are on these forums are in the Army cadets, no air force cadets (I'm a basic cadet, only just started in March). Just saying.

SSG Snuffy
24-04-2009, 12:40
Going in as an officer, hoping for infantry, i'd love to be a para, but 3RAR is going to be transformed into a mech regiment not a para regiment *cries*

Other wise armoured cav.

Cheers

Sheep

Boo! Hiss! Enlisted is the way to go! :p

Just kidding. Congratulations on your commission... sir. ;)

sheep
24-04-2009, 13:07
Boo! Hiss! Enlisted is the way to go! :p

Just kidding. Congratulations on your commission... sir. ;)

Thanks mate, nice pause between message and honorific ;)

So guys, putting a call out, I need chaos havoc launchers, 6 to be precise. Anyone got any they would be willing to get rid of?

Everything counts in large amounts, and I think mortars are pointless without mass firing, so 9 should go ok :D

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Sheep

Dawn of the Dogs
24-04-2009, 13:50
you can make some pretty convincing havoc launcher look-alikes using chupa-chup sticks and the tips of missiles from the IG HW sprue.

Faolan
24-04-2009, 14:32
I found a few bits sites online that have 'em for like $3-$4 a pop, Sheeperino. I suppose you'll want me to find 'em for you?

What brought up Looted Wagonz was that the wife was stealing one of my Rhinos to make a looted tank earlier.

As fer Sea Patrol, I can't watch that show, looks even worse than the old show JAG, lol.

Bloody officers bloody well mucking things up, no bloody clue as to what the hell's going on, just out there to bloody well get good, competent men killed.

Of course, if you truly want to be a Para, the ASAS is the way to go, but seeing as you have time to model, you're probably too much a lard body for them, LOL.

*goes back to grumbling about the deficiencies of officers*

MrBestor
24-04-2009, 15:16
Hey guys ive been following warseer for quite a while but i have only just signed up and i must say i envy some of you,

Sheeps German esq guard in particular, you see im trying to to do a german style Guard army too, but i suck at camo.

So sheep I was wondering if there was any chance you could do a step by step guide on how you got your peadot troops looking so good, stage by stage pics would be nice so i can kinda copy them ;P and your armour camo is fantastic, when ever i try that it looks to regular or stripy looking.

Hope you can help

cheers

DonKarst0n
24-04-2009, 16:36
Dude there is already a step-by-step on page 44 or for those not using standard page format it is post #876.

MrBestor
24-04-2009, 18:00
oh crap so there is, lol sorry musta skiped the whole page.

Cheers

Mr Kibbles
24-04-2009, 21:57
Sheep, you'd like my log. Its got Aboriginal space marines and Australian IG.

St. Apollo
25-04-2009, 06:26
What did you use for gorgon to look from this:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/GorgonPIP001.jpg

to this:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Gorgonfinished004.jpg

sheep
26-04-2009, 00:09
I used artists oil paints, burnt umber mostly, with a dab of black, and pastel chalks, also known as weathering powders.

Cheers

Sheep

Mr Kibbles
26-04-2009, 07:05
Like form the IA master class?

sheep
26-04-2009, 08:11
Exactly like that :)

Cheers

Sheep

wilsonian
26-04-2009, 10:19
Love this blog - some really good tanks here :D

alphachicken
26-04-2009, 12:31
I'm just really happy for those death korps models, they're in very, very capable hands which makes me happy =)

Great going Sheep, you're probably one of the best painters around here who touched these beautiful models and made it into art.

St. Apollo
27-04-2009, 16:52
I used artists oil paints, burnt umber mostly, with a dab of black, and pastel chalks, also known as weathering powders.

Cheers

Sheep

Did you wash the whole tank with burnt umber or just the special points? And did you varnish it with gloss varnish before wash?

Colonel Jacka
27-04-2009, 17:38
Yeah i did 3 years of army cadets. The QMI or 2 cav, but i would much prefer brisbane to darwin for a posting.

Cheers
Sheep

Sheep,

Darwin's good you would be surprised. Been here a 18 Mths and it's good.

donuter
27-04-2009, 18:56
Why does warhammer seem to go with the military, I have many friends who play and are in the armed forces.

ancient_conflict
27-04-2009, 19:38
Why does warhammer seem to go with the military, I have many friends who play and are in the armed forces.

Erm well only a select few do it the rest pick on those that play the games

Faolan
28-04-2009, 04:30
Because in the military you have two types of people - those who spend all their dosh getting stupidly drunk and insensible, and those who spend their dosh on gaming - be it computers or warhammer or the like.

Sheep, don't listen to Jacka, I met him in person and he's a bit off in the head. He married *quiet voice* an American.

chunk
28-04-2009, 04:55
There is a third type, people who get stupidly drunk AND spend everything else on gaming. But dont try it at the same time.

That IA painting book is just great, I cant wait to try out more techniques from it.

Mr Kibbles
28-04-2009, 07:00
Faolan: Is Colonel Jacka a colonel? And are you in the ADF (the Royal Tasmania Regiment)?

Krieg Marshall
28-04-2009, 07:35
Sheep, don't listen to Jacka, I met him in person and he's a bit off in the head. He married *quiet voice* an American.

You say that because He's married or because He's wife is american?

Faolan
28-04-2009, 08:47
Both, Krieger.

As for Jacka, dunno if he's a Colonel, he doesn't seem to be quite old enough, but I don't know about the aussie promotion rates. And no, I'm not. Former USN (Corpsman, FMF).

So yes Sheep, answer the people, you washing the whole thing with the burnt umber?

Mr Kibbles
28-04-2009, 08:50
Do you live in Tasmania?

Mr Kibbles
28-04-2009, 09:00
I'm sorry Jacka.

parus_ater
28-04-2009, 09:25
Sorry to intrude but since you guys mention the IA masterclass, I just thought I'd drop this link in.... http://www.naritafamily.com/howto/Tiger1/photo_frame.htm Pretty simple stuff and well explained for beginners who want to try 'advanced' techniques.

Colonel Jacka
28-04-2009, 11:33
No problems Kibbles. I'll bitch to Jake!

sheep
29-04-2009, 13:00
Spirited discussion :D

On the oil paint question.

I don't wash the whole thing, just the details, then let it dry for a minute or tow, and streak it down, spreads it out alittle and adds depth to the weathering.

Sorted out 6 havoc launchers, so once i get my hands on those i'll do my second and third mortar sections, contemplating ordering 9 las and 9 auto cannons from FW, it would be a done deal already if you didn't have to get the ones that are moving the weapon in the package deal, not paying another 135 dollars for 3 teams firing teams!

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
29-04-2009, 13:36
I reckon the autocannon on a PAK model looks well for Krieg, Sheep. And for Lascannons, why not use a Puppchen rakettenwerfer on wheels?

IncrediSteve
29-04-2009, 14:50
it would be a done deal already if you didn't have to get the ones that are moving the weapon in the package deal

If you're getting 9 though, you'd end up with 3 that are moving, so you could have an entire Support squad moving, which would actually look pretty neat IMHO. Two squads deployed and one bringing up the rear getting ready to set up. With your excellent scheme and basing it would be pretty good looking scene, and if a moving squad bugs you gameplay wise, there's always those games were you don't have room for all 3 squads

SSG Snuffy
29-04-2009, 15:08
LeMediko has a nice tutorial on making PaK-style heavy weapons mounts over on his log: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122112

Faolan
29-04-2009, 15:15
Yeah he does, but there's easier still - just snag a PAK 37/38 or 40 from Tamiya and mount the 40k weapon on it.

Bungaroo, I think it was, did it with some 28mm metal ones and it didn't look bad either.

cthorpe
29-04-2009, 16:25
Some great and inspirational work going on here.. well done Sheep, giving me some great ideas..

Best wishes,

Carl

SSG Snuffy
29-04-2009, 17:51
Yeah he does, but there's easier still - just snag a PAK 37/38 or 40 from Tamiya and mount the 40k weapon on it.

Bungaroo, I think it was, did it with some 28mm metal ones and it didn't look bad either.

Use the 37/38... the 40 is too big to fit with 40K minis. The weapons fit well enough, but the carriage is too large.

Siam-Tiger
29-04-2009, 18:32
Is this one 1:35 or 1:48?

Rhaivaen
29-04-2009, 19:01
I reckon the autocannon on a PAK model looks well for Krieg, Sheep. And for Lascannons, why not use a Puppchen rakettenwerfer on wheels?

The barrel of a Autocannon fits perfectly on a 37 mm anti tank shield (cannon), and yes i have tried it, though its not yet finished, so i cant show results yet... will do when i get that far, atm i am converting Rough Riders from a mix of Imp Grd + Empire Knights and Pistoliers... :p

Colonel Jacka
29-04-2009, 19:06
Yeah he does, but there's easier still - just snag a PAK 37/38 or 40 from Tamiya and mount the 40k weapon on it. Bungaroo, I think it was, did it with some 28mm metal ones and it didn't look bad either.

Yes this is a good idea I have been thinking this since seeing LeMediko's scratch builds. The shields just look great on the Lasguns. The 1:35 scale is not to bad. 1:48 is better.


Use the 37/38... the 40 is too big to fit with 40K minis. The weapons fit well enough, but the carriage is too large.

The carriage would need modification.

SSG Snuffy
29-04-2009, 22:56
Is this one 1:35 or 1:48?

It's 1/35th... I don't believe that Tamiya makes a 1/48th PaK, but I don't know their product line that well.

The illustrations on the box (which I took for a 1:1 blueprint) are only about 2/3 of actual size. Fortunately, it was an inexpensive purchase and it is still a cool model.

SSG Snuffy
29-04-2009, 23:03
The carriage would need modification.

It isn't worth it, in my opinion. The 1/35 PaK 40 is just too large. The wheels are oversized, the carriage is too wide, the gun breech is too big, and the trails on the limber are much too long. In short, the best item (for conversion potential) from the kit is the gun shield. That being the case, I'd just as soon make my own from Le Mediko's plan. It's much less expensive, more customizable, and I get the satisfaction of having scratchbuilt it myself.

That's just my opinion, of course...

Rhaivaen
29-04-2009, 23:55
thats why i chose the 37mm AT-gun.. its smaller and less wide, and the gun-shield is a perfect fit for an autocannon, the only thing is the support beams, they have to be shortened...

sheep
30-04-2009, 00:58
Thanks chaps, I think i'll go with the cheaper (lol wut?!) option of the FW heavy weps, they'll give me more time to paint simple inf models if i don't have to stuff around converting the heavies.

Lots of great ideas in here for a one off conversion or diorama though.

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
30-04-2009, 05:35
Actually, the FW option is a LOT more expensive, Sheep ;)

And the 1/35 Puppchens work without any conversion, just add crew.

sheep
30-04-2009, 08:18
Well it's moot point, I just ordered the Heavies this afternoon :D

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
30-04-2009, 09:21
Ah, well, cheers then!

I stole your neb idea this evening and ordered 3 Havocs so that I can have a mortar section!

Now to find 3 SoB cannister fed heavy bolters.

Mr Kibbles
30-04-2009, 11:39
Why does warhammer seem to go with the military, I have many friends who play and are in the armed forces.
Or why does it just go with the army for that matter?

SSG Snuffy
01-05-2009, 12:12
Or why does it just go with the army for that matter?

Like calls to like, I suppose. I imagine that the air force types play Wings of War and what not, while the navy guys are into Age of Sail... really, that's just a supposition. It makes a certain amount of sense, though, that you'd gravitate toward a setting you were familiar with.

Faolan
01-05-2009, 13:06
And I'm the odd man out then, eh Snuffy?

Sheep, did you get your new Cadian command and Sentinel yet?

sheep
01-05-2009, 23:12
Nah, If i get a command squad it'll just be for the powerfist (open call for those too btw), and i'm having enough trouble making a list atm, fitting in all the cool stuff is really hard :( I may get a sentinel just because i think the plasma cannon looks awesome.

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
02-05-2009, 05:29
Tell yer what mate, I'm not using my power fist out of it...

Mr Kibbles
04-05-2009, 01:55
I've ordered the Valkyrie, and the codex, and I'm gonna get the sentinel. They'll be awesome! :D

Faolan
04-05-2009, 04:42
Definitely get the sentinel, it's an awesome kit... I assembled mine when I got it Friday night.

Marshal2Crusaders
04-05-2009, 05:45
Sheep, does the White Badge with the diagonal red stripe indicate a Regiment or Crusade?

sheep
04-05-2009, 06:11
I will, though i'm not going to use the bloody thing, just want to see what can actually be done with the articulated joints.

So the rough list i've come up with:

Command squad
Power Fist, Plasma pistol, 2x meltas, heavy flamer, vox, fleet advisor, krak, chimera

Platoon command squad
Power Fist, 2x meltas, heavy flamer, vox, krak

Squad #1
Power weapon,flamer, vox, krak

Squad #2
Power weapon,flamer, vox, krak

3x las cannon squads

1x autocannon squad

Platoon command squad
Power Fist, 2x meltas, heavy flamer, vox, krak

Squad #1
Power weapon,flamer, missile launcher, vox, krak

Squad #2
Power weapon,flamer,missile launcher, vox, krak

2x Autocannon squads

3x Mortar squads

Leman Russ, heavy bolter sponsons

Leman Russ, heavy bolter sponsons

1750 on the nose

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
04-05-2009, 06:18
I'd skip the vox sets, they're a points sink these days. For 2 Vox casters you can get 5 Bolt Pistols for your Sgts!

You know, with some of those officers you could, if you wanted to, do Mini-Marneus Calgars.

I'm not a huge fan of the autocannon squads, generally speaking. They don't tend to work reliably on anything much more armoured than a Trukk.

Mightn't make more sense to include a couple Grenade Launchers in some of those squads?

You could also combine most of your squads into Platoon 1, and then fill in the rest with Veterans, as they're a bit harder and don't require an HQ section. Be a great use for your DKK Grenadiers ;)

sheep
04-05-2009, 06:41
Marshal2crusaders: Its the platoon symbol, but i can't think of another colour to use so it may become the regimental symbol lol

Faolan, this is the eventual Inf list I'd like to run, but not the tournament list, it'll be a bit different

Cheers

Sheep

Marshal2Crusaders
04-05-2009, 07:24
Don't vox-casters let you re-roll orders? That can't be a bad thing.

@ the helmet symbol:
You could invert it for another platoon or leave it.

Either way it does a good job breaking up the helmet and adding some small details that really make the miniatures seem like real soldiers. I know in the US, some division's sew their division patch onto their helmet liners. Just a thought.

Faolan
04-05-2009, 07:25
Well, thats fine. I'm not suggesting power-gamer by any stretch of the imagination, I don't do it myself.

Your bits will be in the mail on the morrow, forgot to send the package with my wife this morning, but she's got it now!

Also, no Heavy Stubbers or Storm Bolters on the Russes? Hrm..

Krieg Marshall
04-05-2009, 18:19
I think I've missed something, Sheep did you decided to switch from Krieg troopers to cadians?

sheep
04-05-2009, 23:04
No, they're still krieg mate, just using the cadian powerfists :D

Cheers

Sheep

Krieg Marshall
04-05-2009, 23:51
I'm glad to hear so:) It would be such a pity that those Krieg guys ends up on one of your shelfs taing the dust.

sheep
12-05-2009, 12:45
Alright, well i found my mojo, and got to into painting the model my mates gave me for my B'day. The inspiration came from this WW2 german camo scheme:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/104_thehunt2.jpg

And this, Mil 24 Hind:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/mi24-hind-helicopter.jpg

I painted it using my airbrush over the last couple of days, the main colour is tau spet ochre, the white is skull white spray touched up with Skull white through the Air brush. I sprayed a bleached bone filter over the finished camo pattern, from the top only.

Weathered the **** out of it, sponged on Chardon granite, and streaked with scorched brown and chaos black, light dry brush/streaks with chainmail, washed with devlan mud.

Transfers from the baneblade sprue, and the leman russ sprue.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/LuftValk001.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/LuftValk005.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/LuftValk003.jpg

Hope you like it, might get another one, or 5 and do an Eylisian army at some stage :)

Cheers

Sheep

zapp
12-05-2009, 12:50
Bugger me sideways that's nice work!

Good job Sheep....

Krieg Marshall
12-05-2009, 13:03
Looks like a italian ww2 Macchi airplane to me...anyway it looks cool as always. Just a suggestion, before starting an elysian army won't you finish the krieg korp one...please...

Tommygun
12-05-2009, 13:06
Beautiful job sheep. It looks like the canopies fit better on this model too.
Are you sure you don't have bigger pictures though?:D
I only have to scroll right 6 inches on my 22 inch monitor to see everything.
-Tom.

Rhaivaen
12-05-2009, 13:10
Looks like a italian ww2 Macchi..

Then your kidding me, right?:eyebrows: , Its a BF109.. For sure

ancient god
12-05-2009, 13:11
Wow, you did weather the sheet out of it. :D

But it looks awesome. I'll use this for weathering reference when I finally weather my own Valk.

sheep
12-05-2009, 13:17
Thanks all

Krieg marshall, I'll try :D


Beautiful job sheep. It looks like the canopies fit better on this model too.
Are you sure you don't have bigger pictures though?:D
I only have to scroll right 6 inches on my 22 inch monitor to see everything.
-Tom.

Lol made the mistake of uploading them as 1mb. Won't do that again.


Wow, you did weather the sheet out of it. :D

But it looks awesome. I'll use this for weathering reference when I finally weather my own Valk.

Good luck with ti mate, the most important thing to remember is to keep the streaks horizontal, in the direction of movement.

Cheers

Sheep

Krieg Marshall
12-05-2009, 14:19
By the way happy birthday to the best krieg painter I know.

Faolan
12-05-2009, 14:59
Huh? Wuh? My birthday was back in late March, and I don't tend to paint Krieg...

Oh wait! Sheep? Happy birthday!

razormasticator
12-05-2009, 15:02
Bad assed sheep, as always!

DonKarst0n
12-05-2009, 16:25
This is one awesome valk. Sweet job. Can't say anything except that this piece seems perfect to me.

Luftwaffles
12-05-2009, 16:58
Looks real good, Sheep.

Any shots of the interior, or is it glued shut?

donuter
12-05-2009, 19:14
Happy birthday sir. A fine example of a valkyrie, very nice, very jealous

Nathan138
12-05-2009, 20:01
Drool, real life camo work good every time.

tk7
12-05-2009, 20:16
The valk looks great Sheep, really nice job on the weathering. I can't see the wing mounted weapons, they magnetised?

SonofUltramar
12-05-2009, 21:54
Sheep, that Valkyrie is both amazing and soul destroying as while I think your paint job is simply fantastic but my own Valkyrie will be no where near as good:(

Oh and happy (belated) birthday:)

Mr Kibbles
13-05-2009, 05:16
Happy belated birthday sheep. That valkyrie looks fantastic.

sheep
13-05-2009, 05:16
Thanks everyone.


Looks real good, Sheep.

Any shots of the interior, or is it glued shut?

Glued shut, not a fan of detailing things like that on gaming models.


The valk looks great Sheep, really nice job on the weathering. I can't see the wing mounted weapons, they magnetised?

Lol, sprung, I forgot to paint the missiles, not magnetised either, just plain forgot.

Cheers

Sheep

Ragsta
13-05-2009, 07:39
BEAUTIFULBEAUTIFULBEAUTIFUL!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR SHEEP!

There, I'm done now, that Valk is gorgeous and I like the fact that obligatory door gunners have been left out- makes a change from everyone elses!

Almindale
13-05-2009, 08:01
Nice work Sheep, and happy b'day mate. That model looks bloody awesome :D And I agree on the comment to if possible please continue with the death korps first!

Faolan
13-05-2009, 08:38
Keep working on the Death Korps Sheep, I'm working on lining up Elysians.

SonofUltramar
13-05-2009, 09:57
Hey Sheep i've just been skimming through your thread, have to say I am totally blown away by your stuff, well done. Just wondering if you managed to get any paint near those Mortian heavy tanks?

ancient_conflict
13-05-2009, 11:31
nice valk very nice.....

sheep
13-05-2009, 11:36
Thanks everyone :)


Keep working on the Death Korps Sheep, I'm working on lining up Elysians.

Sounds interesting!? I'm intrigued. . .


Hey Sheep i've just been skimming through your thread, have to say I am totally blown away by your stuff, well done. Just wondering if you managed to get any paint near those Mortian heavy tanks?


Glad you've liked it mate, hope its inspired you too slap some paint around yourself.

I have painted all the tanks up to the oil paints stage, going to get them done in the next couple of days hopefully for a tournament on the weekend.

Cheers

Sheep

MrP
13-05-2009, 13:15
That's some gorgeous work, old boy. I love that weathering!

SSG Snuffy
13-05-2009, 13:52
I'm looking forward to seeing the Mortian-pattern tanks. Thanks for the pics of the fighter and Hind - it's nice to see what inspires people to paint a particular camo scheme.

Animerik
13-05-2009, 14:10
Great work on the valk! The wheatering and colour scheme are both top notch. Im looking forward to more and thanks for showing.

keep it up

Ash
14-05-2009, 06:18
Very nice paintjob Sheep, the WW2 German camo works really well.

sheep
29-05-2009, 07:25
Okie dokie, long time between posts, but i've been busy/lazy blah blah Rl stuff that no one really cares about ;)

So i have a tournament coming up, in july, the biggest in the local area, and i want to win best painted! But i also want an army that has a good chance of winning, so i need to do some painting that i've been putting off, more specifically INFANTRY, 20 grenadiers to be precise.

But before that i needed to finish their ride:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Death%20Korps%20of%20Krieg/LuftValk001.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Death%20Korps%20of%20Krieg/LuftValk005.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Death%20Korps%20of%20Krieg/Valk2001.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Death%20Korps%20of%20Krieg/Valk2003.jpg

And just to prove there are actually 2 of them:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Death%20Korps%20of%20Krieg/Valk2007.jpg

The first one looked abit more yellow in the finish, i think i may have gone a bit heavy on the bleached bone filters. And the canopy frosted a bit when i glued it down :'(

Hope you like it, let me know what you think.

Cheers

Sheep

Ash
29-05-2009, 07:32
Damn you! Now I know that two look better than one!

Great looking brace of birds.

Siam-Tiger
29-05-2009, 08:01
Damn you twice, i really envy you for your painting skills and motivation. :D

Respect, the paint theme looked already ace on one of those flyers, but both, awesome.

gonzosbignose
29-05-2009, 08:27
Sheep

It seems like i missed your birthday celebrations, so happy birthday. I'll have a lager for you tonight in celebration of your birthday, as long as you return me the favour on mine :-)

Your Valks are inspirational. I bought the Forgeworld master class book a year or so ago as i was interested to see the techniques they use in painting there stuff, but truth be told, your blog here is a masterclass in itself.

Your painting is realy breaht taking, the effects you have achieved on these are awe inspiring.

You seem irritated about the frosting in the wind shield, but i think its such a minor point on a model that pulls your eyes all over the model looking at all the things.

Love it love it love it...

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

BeatTheBeat
29-05-2009, 10:11
Awesome mode... ENGAGE!

Looks beyond great as always, not much else to say really.

Warhound666
29-05-2009, 12:33
They`re looking awesome!

Really great!

Mr Kibbles
29-05-2009, 12:49
My God Sheep, those Valks are fantastic!

BigJon
29-05-2009, 13:07
WoW Sheep, those are some of the best Valk's I've seen. I'm guessing airbrush?

BigJon

razormasticator
29-05-2009, 13:27
Impressive, so very impressive.

sheep
29-05-2009, 22:15
Thanks for all the comments guys.


Damn you! Now I know that two look better than one!

Great looking brace of birds.

I expect to see your second underway soon then mate ;)


Sheep

It seems like i missed your birthday celebrations, so happy birthday. I'll have a lager for you tonight in celebration of your birthday, as long as you return me the favour on mine :-)

Your Valks are inspirational. I bought the Forgeworld master class book a year or so ago as i was interested to see the techniques they use in painting there stuff, but truth be told, your blog here is a masterclass in itself.

Your painting is realy breaht taking, the effects you have achieved on these are awe inspiring.

You seem irritated about the frosting in the wind shield, but i think its such a minor point on a model that pulls your eyes all over the model looking at all the things.

Love it love it love it...

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Consider it done :) The FW book is a god send, and a great purchase, you will notice a vast improvement in your vehicular painting in no time at all, I did :D


WoW Sheep, those are some of the best Valk's I've seen. I'm guessing airbrush?

BigJon

Yeah i used an air brush, a very useful tool taht i think any serious model painter should invest in.

Cheers

Sheep

Tommygun
30-05-2009, 10:02
If you get enough of those Valkyries you can call them the Black Sheep Squadron.

I'm sorry, but I had to say it.

Colonel Jacka
30-05-2009, 11:21
Oh Gawd! Please, Please no more humour TG!

rev
30-05-2009, 11:29
gutted about those canopies mate, I went out and bought some plastic glue especially, glad I made the trip now.

Your valks look awesome, I htink the filters look fine - I wouldn't have noticed it had you not pointed it out.

Great work!

rev

Krieg Marshall
30-05-2009, 12:28
So i have a tournament coming up, in july, the biggest in the local area, and i want to win best painted! But i also want an army that has a good chance of winning, so i need to do some painting that i've been putting off, more specifically INFANTRY, 20 grenadiers to be precise.


You'll certainlly win best painted Sheep. I've no doubt about it.

Could you show us your amy list for the tounament, you may find pepole around here how could give you advice on how to optimize your choances of winning battles...



The first one looked abit more yellow in the finish, i think i may have gone a bit heavy on the bleached bone filters. And the canopy frosted a bit when i glued it down :'(


The frosted canopy looks nice, it often happens that the humidity out of a plane froze a bit when it flies at 50 thounsand meters, it comes very realistic.

Anyway I wish you the best of luck for the tounament, and you don't it for the best painted army.

sheep
31-05-2009, 02:28
If you get enough of those Valkyries you can call them the Black Sheep Squadron.

I'm sorry, but I had to say it.

Sorry but that reference went over my head, clearly painful for C-Jacka though


gutted about those canopies mate, I went out and bought some plastic glue especially, glad I made the trip now.

Your valks look awesome, I htink the filters look fine - I wouldn't have noticed it had you not pointed it out.

Great work!

rev

Thanks Rev, Never heard of this specialist glue before, is it common? Whats it called?


You'll certainlly win best painted Sheep. I've no doubt about it.

Could you show us your amy list for the tounament, you may find pepole around here how could give you advice on how to optimize your choances of winning battles...

The frosted canopy looks nice, it often happens that the humidity out of a plane froze a bit when it flies at 50 thounsand meters, it comes very realistic.

Anyway I wish you the best of luck for the tounament, and you don't it for the best painted army.

Thanks for the vote of confidence mate.

The list is as follows, no points costs for upgrades per the warseer rules:

HQ
Company command
Power fist
plasma pistol
2x plasma
melta
flamer
officer of the fleet
carapace

Chimera

295

Troops
Veterans x10
power wep
2x plasma
1x melta
Demolitions

Chimera

175

Veterans x10
power fist
2x melta
1x flamer
Demolitions doctrine

140

Veterans x10
power fist
2x melta
1x flamer
Demolitions doctrine

140

Fast attack

3x Scout sentinels
3x lascannon
3x hunter killer

180

Hellhound
Smoke

135

2x Valkyries

200

Heavy support

Leman russ battle tank

150

Leman russ battle tank

150

Leman russ battle tank

150

Total: 1750

Cheers

Sheep

Grindgodgrind
31-05-2009, 02:33
Those Valks look wicked, great job!

Tommygun
31-05-2009, 03:17
Sorry but that reference went over my head, clearly painful for C-Jacka though


Me and Jacka are probable showing our ages.
The Black sheep Squadron was a WWII marine air group headed by Pappy Boyington.
Also a TV series from 1976.

sheep
31-05-2009, 03:29
Ah, fantastic.

A great name for sure, not sure how happy all the old boys of the regiment would be about flying around a table in German colours though :)

Cheers

Sheep

Faolan
31-05-2009, 05:19
Sheep, I got stuff for ya, came in the other day, just forgot to give it to the wife to re-post, lol.

Midweek or so for it to get to you, I reckon. Are you closer to Taswegia, or the Canberra? I ask since she could in theory post from Canberra, since she'll be there Tuesday.

CommanderSamirus
31-05-2009, 07:33
Me and Jacka are probable showing our ages.
The Black sheep Squadron was a WWII marine air group headed by Pappy Boyington.
Also a TV series from 1976.

I've seen Boyington's Grave marker at Arlington. I was even born more than a decade after that show and I love it.

-Samirus

cthorpe
31-05-2009, 09:26
Hi Sheep..

For your information.. the 'Black Sheep' squadron were a gathering of misfits that went on to do great things.. Their story can be found here..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Sheep

Great models.. very inspirational..

Best wishes,

Carl

sheep
31-05-2009, 11:50
Thanks for the comments and links guys, really good to read about inspiring things like that.

Well did alittle work on something pretty alien for this log the last couple of months, infantry.

Firstly heres a pic of the demo specialists, the charges are made from cadian heavy wep teams autocannon drums.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P5310124.jpg

Next is the meltas.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P5310123.jpg

Just some random grenadiers, still have 6 to finish assembling.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P5310126.jpg

Finally the flamers, I ran out of grenadier arms for the flamers, and so used regular DK arms, i may sculpt armour on the shoulders to match them in . . . maybe.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P5310125.jpg

Cheers

Sheep

Tommygun
31-05-2009, 12:00
Very nice.
I see many small dots in your future.:)

calcipher
31-05-2009, 14:57
Hello Sheep.

84 Pages!!!! will take me a while to get back through all of that Krieg goodness!

Krieg Marshall
01-06-2009, 05:41
Can't wait to see them painted. I know they get nice. Any work on the mortians tanks?

donuter
01-06-2009, 21:47
Love the demo charges. Have to ask thought, is that fist of the cadian lot?

Dictator
01-06-2009, 22:23
Definitely sculpt the shoulders. They need to be perfect!!! :p

sheep
08-06-2009, 05:58
Hello all, well found my mojo in a box at the back of the cupboard and finished off these tanks.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080123.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080125.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080128.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080126.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080127.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080129.jpg

TBC

sheep
08-06-2009, 06:00
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080131.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080132.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080133.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080135.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6080136.jpg

Cheers

Sheep

Melchiah
08-06-2009, 06:03
There ok....i quess..;)

Tommygun
08-06-2009, 06:13
Beautiful stuff Sheep.
But you should take better care of your toys.
They seem to be covered in dirt and rust.
-Tom.

Ragsta
08-06-2009, 06:44
Vorwaerts menschen!!! Feuer!!! Ja ja schnell!!!

Great tanks. Awesome :)

Kriegfreak
08-06-2009, 06:58
Freaking sweet Death Korps. Your nids are hella good to. Following this thread. Show us those grenadiers when they are done please!

MrP
08-06-2009, 07:06
Fantastic, old boy. That's an exquisite paintjob on a beautiful model - er, thrice over! :D

SonofUltramar
08-06-2009, 07:11
Excellent work Sheep!

Your log is amazing and continues to inspire, keep up the good work

Jono

Faolan
08-06-2009, 07:27
I think I'm going to go puke now, Sheep.

Your awesomeness is making me queasy.

DeathCat147
08-06-2009, 07:44
I secong Faolan's statement! Love those tanks, an excellent combination of your painting and Morts design skills.

Mr Kibbles
08-06-2009, 08:00
Amazing tanks sheep. What are the exactly? VDR?

The boyz
08-06-2009, 08:11
Fantastic work on those tanks, Sheep. They look very impressive. I really like the weathering.

TomG
08-06-2009, 10:20
Oh yeah. One tank isnt enought :)

SSG Snuffy
08-06-2009, 10:26
Those are right lovely, they are!

Did you magnetize the side armor, or are they strictly sponson-less?

sheep
08-06-2009, 10:55
Thanks very much for all the great comments guys


There ok....i quess..;-)

Git ;)


Beautiful stuff Sheep.
But you should take better care of your toys.
They seem to be covered in dirt and rust.
-Tom.

Cheers mate, they were neglected for such along time it was inevitable.


Freaking sweet Death Korps. Your nids are hella good to. Following this thread. Show us those grenadiers when they are done please!

Ofcourse mate, just undercoated them today, so i should have pics in couple of days/weeks


I think I'm going to go puke now, Sheep.

Your awesomeness is making me queasy.

Maybe you're pregnant?

Thanks buddy


Those are right lovely, they are!

Did you magnetize the side armor, or are they strictly sponson-less?

The sponsons and turrets are all magnetized,i just finished them without so i could play with them in my list.

Cheers

Sheep

Pics previous page

Krieg Marshall
08-06-2009, 12:32
They look so cool... So Blitzkrieg Korp is for when? I guess that's going to be your tactic during your tourny? Using hardened vets in carapce armour, two squads in the valks and the third one in the chimeria just behind the "lumbering behemoths". That's unfair.

I can hear the screams of despair of your opponents...Make them cry Sheep.

I was thinking maybe you should add rocket pods on the valk to improve their fire power, to clean the drop zones for your grenadiers...just a thought. Anyway, those Mortian-Korp tanks are awesome. But it's me or the camo is slightly different from your previous tanks? Did you changed technique?

P.S. Blitzkrieg korp would be a nice name for your army list...

pgd75
08-06-2009, 13:08
fantastic stuff mate, love the whole look of the IG army so far. i wish my friend had seen your gorgons before he bought 3 from forge world lol. keep up the good work. more tanks please

Ash
08-06-2009, 14:35
Blinded by the sheer awesomeness of your tanks, drool. . . . . . .

Dictator
08-06-2009, 16:22
They look awesome sheep. Be proud.

Did you paint up their magnetized weapon options?

bp.
08-06-2009, 18:07
Wow, now those are seriously realistic looking tanks. Loving the ww2 feel of them (as with the rest of your army obviously), amazing work!

donuter
08-06-2009, 18:16
How do you airbrush like that?

CMDante
08-06-2009, 18:24
Top notch job on the tanks as always matey!

They fit nicely with the rest of the army, i.e. excellent quality of paint job and highly realistic. The only thing I don't like about the models themselves is that the tracks don't look GW-like, but thats not your doing.

Cheers,

Dante

tancrede
08-06-2009, 18:55
*******' awesome, man !! Some of the best tanks I've ever seen !

Oliver Twist
08-06-2009, 21:36
I have seen some pretty fantastic armies, models, hobby related stuff in my life, and this project is very very near the top of my list. I just discovered it and read all 85 pages. I thought it couldn't get better than the airborne guys at the beginning, but I've been decidedly proven wrong. Fantastic stuff!

sheep
09-06-2009, 08:08
They look so cool... So Blitzkrieg Korp is for when? I guess that's going to be your tactic during your tourny? Using hardened vets in carapce armour, two squads in the valks and the third one in the chimeria just behind the "lumbering behemoths". That's unfair.

I can hear the screams of despair of your opponents...Make them cry Sheep.

I was thinking maybe you should add rocket pods on the valk to improve their fire power, to clean the drop zones for your grenadiers...just a thought. Anyway, those Mortian-Korp tanks are awesome. But it's me or the camo is slightly different from your previous tanks? Did you changed technique?

P.S. Blitzkrieg korp would be a nice name for your army list...

Thanks Marshall :D Pretty close on the tactics too mate, except i'm running the demo doctrine not carapace. I prefer the hellstrikes, they may only be one shot, but they pack a hell of alot more punch.

The tanks haven't had the final coat of matte varnish, so it may look alittle different.


They look awesome sheep. Be proud.

Did you paint up their magnetized weapon options?

The others have been done up to the wash stage, i had to finish these ones so i could play withe them in a month.


How do you airbrush like that?

Practice mate, also don't skimp on your equipment, buying a good brush and compressor will make the learning curve alittle more gentle.

I also highly reccommend the FW masterclass painting book, it has alot of useful tips condensed into one volume that you would other wise have to pick up by accident yourself.


I have seen some pretty fantastic armies, models, hobby related stuff in my life, and this project is very very near the top of my list. I just discovered it and read all 85 pages. I thought it couldn't get better than the airborne guys at the beginning, but I've been decidedly proven wrong. Fantastic stuff!

Really glad you liked it mate.


*******' awesome, man !! Some of the best tanks I've ever seen !

Coming from you thats a massive compliment mate.


Top notch job on the tanks as always matey!

They fit nicely with the rest of the army, i.e. excellent quality of paint job and highly realistic. The only thing I don't like about the models themselves is that the tracks don't look GW-like, but thats not your doing.

Cheers,

Dante

Thanks mate, the tracks look alot more like the Macharius from FW, which the tank is based on, so i guess thats the look he was after.

On a hobby related note, My latest FW order arrived, 18 heavy weapons teams. Unfortunately a month and a half late though :(

Cheers

Sheep

Tommygun
09-06-2009, 08:43
On a hobby related note, My latest FW order arrived, 18 heavy weapons teams. Unfortunately a month and a half late though :(

Cheers

Sheep

18 Forge World heavy weapons teams!
Like me do the mental math.........................OK let me do it with a calculator......Holy @#%* $$$$$$$$$$$$$!

Volker
09-06-2009, 10:01
gotta say I love the army. all of it. one of the best around methinks

do you do comissions? just interested =]

claudiomarino
09-06-2009, 10:49
Wow those tanks looks ace. How have you done the rust on the tracks? It looks SO good.

Demonrich
09-06-2009, 11:16
I've really enjoyed looking through this log! The weathering on your vehicles is realistic and yet nice to look at too, I particularly like the most recent valkyrie. I'm tempted to give it a go myself on some renegade vehciles :D

sheep
09-06-2009, 12:57
18 Forge World heavy weapons teams!
Like me do the mental math.........................OK let me do it with a calculator......Holy @#%* $$$$$$$$$$$$$!

Lol, yeah it wasn't cheap.


gotta say I love the army. all of it. one of the best around methinks

do you do comissions? just interested =]

I have done in the past, but i don't have much time atm. I wouldn't be able to an army at any rate.

What did you have in mind, Pm me.


Wow those tanks looks ace. How have you done the rust on the tracks? It looks SO good.

The rust is made of pigments, the most common ones are mig, unfortunately i only had artists pigments available. You mix them with turpentine and apply them, wait til they dry and rub off the excess exposing the metal tracks underneath, to fix spray the model with matte varnish.

Hope that helps


I've really enjoyed looking through this log! The weathering on your vehicles is realistic and yet nice to look at too, I particularly like the most recent valkyrie. I'm tempted to give it a go myself on some renegade vehciles :D

Give it a go mate, it all helps build your skills.

Cheers

Sheep

Colonel Jacka
09-06-2009, 13:16
Me and Jacka are probable showing our ages.
The Black sheep Squadron was a WWII marine air group headed by Pappy Boyington.
Also a TV series from 1976.

Indeed! And it would be a perfect name as the this guy was a machine and his Squadron was called the Black Sheep! And he was an US aviator!

Hmm! Medal of Honour I think he won could be wrong though??

DeathCat147
09-06-2009, 13:52
On a hobby related note, My latest FW order arrived, 18 heavy weapons teams.


Your sir are absolutely barking mad!:D Constantly astounded by your dedication to your force. Cant wait for more.

Faolan
09-06-2009, 14:47
Yup Jacka, MOH and NC.

Colonel Jacka
09-06-2009, 16:13
Thought so. Sheep great name for a unit! NC = Navy Cross!

the damned artificer
09-06-2009, 16:23
This is some seriousely cool stuff you've got here :D

Dictator
09-06-2009, 16:46
Of those Heavy Weapon Teams I hope you will build some mortar squads. They are too awesome not to take. (Nebelwerfer style)

donuter
09-06-2009, 16:53
Dictator, have you read this log?

sheep
09-06-2009, 22:01
Donuter: i think he means make some more

Dictator: they weren't included in the 18 teams, i got another 6 of them started ;)

Cheers

Sheep

Dictator
10-06-2009, 01:32
Dictator, have you read this log?

Yeah, that is why I said nebelwerfer style (Having seen the ones he had before).


@sheep - thanks for the reply, I cannot wait to see them all :)

Metal Fingered Villain
10-06-2009, 04:47
Ha, the list I've written up for 2000 points is virtually identical to your list. I've ordered some cadian battleforces and the two valk's. Airborne plague cav its going to be. Love the painting on those tanks and the valkyries and god damn thats a lot of Krieg.

donuter
10-06-2009, 21:56
Sorry Dictator, i was a bit rude. There are just so many, the amount of pinning tests hurt

sheep
23-06-2009, 09:50
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6230050.jpg

Finished these guys yesterday, just another 10 to go :D

Then some objectives.

Cheers

Sheep

Siam-Tiger
23-06-2009, 09:54
Awesome, grimlooking Soldiers. You can really see how they will frighten the ***** out of the enemy.

Which seeds did you use for the bases?

Emilio101
23-06-2009, 09:54
Brilliant as always! I need a weekend to sit down and go through all your stuff in detail!

DeathCat147
23-06-2009, 09:56
Very nice, not sure about the powerfist on the sergeant but im sure it will grow on me:).

Kriegfreak
23-06-2009, 10:02
Love your Grenadiers Sheep, especially the fall leaves. My Krieg also kind of have a Fall/German type thing.... it really does look awesome doesn't it? lol. You and Bungaroo are pretty much the idol I set my army out to be.

Amazing work as always.

Whitehorn
23-06-2009, 10:15
Very nice squad, especially the bases! Which grass did you use?

Rhaivaen
23-06-2009, 10:39
agreeing with the rest, Very Nice!, you keep amazing everyone... :)

Tommygun
23-06-2009, 10:41
Beautiful squad, I think that is the first Krieg with a power fist I have seen.

Monsterzonk
23-06-2009, 11:03
Awesome work! Those Grenadiers simply rock! The colour scheme you've chosen for this army is among the coolest I've ever seen. And I really admire the effort you put into your bases. Keep it up!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Mr Kibbles
23-06-2009, 11:06
I love your krieg.

Krieg Marshall
23-06-2009, 11:15
It's been a while since your last update...but it was worthless, those grenadiers looks so cool. You've just triggered my curiosity: Objectives...This is interesting. Do you have any pictures of them, eaven not painted?

sheep
23-06-2009, 21:33
Thanks for all the comments guys, glad you liked them


Awesome, grimlooking Soldiers. You can really see how they will frighten the ***** out of the enemy.

Which seeds did you use for the bases?

I used Birch seeds mate


Love your Grenadiers Sheep, especially the fall leaves. My Krieg also kind of have a Fall/German type thing.... it really does look awesome doesn't it? lol. You and Bungaroo are pretty much the idol I set my army out to be.

Amazing work as always.

Thats some quite illustrious company there, thankyou, i think hes a much more prolific painter then i am.


Very nice squad, especially the bases! Which grass did you use?


Beautiful squad, I think that is the first Krieg with a power fist I have seen.

Thanks Tommy, the cadian fist does seem a "little" big, but its much easier to get hold of then the older metal ones, and the SM alternative really isn't one.


It's been a while since your last update...but it was worthless, those grenadiers looks so cool. You've just triggered my curiosity: Objectives...This is interesting. Do you have any pictures of them, eaven not painted?

Some times i love th combinations of words that english as a second language elicits :) Thanks mate, the objective i have made is of the wounded trooper from the quartermasters set.

Cheers

Sheep

Gropius
23-06-2009, 21:47
As everything you paint, the Grenadiers look great. I agree that the metal fist would have been nicer, but you made one of the, in my opinion, ugliest bits on the command sprue look reasonably good.
Is this squad going to be fielded as veterans with carapace and demolition doctrine? Thats quite an investment regarding points, but I like it.

Xarius
23-06-2009, 21:50
where's the other half of that poor poor titan on page 1

Krieg Marshall
24-06-2009, 00:34
Some times i love the combinations of words that english as a second language elicits :) Thanks mate, the objective i have made is of the wounded trooper from the quartermasters set.

Cheers

Sheep

I'm sorry of my english and sometimes I think is quiet hard to understand but in my case is the third or fourth language, sometimes I mix them. Could you tell me what's wrong in my sentence, I always like to know my mistakes (sbagliando si impara).

By the way, a part from the objectives do you plan anything else for you autumnal krieg army?

Faolan
24-06-2009, 05:57
You meant "priceless". "Worthless" means of no value, junk, crap.

rev
24-06-2009, 08:13
sheep these are amazing, I LOVE the power fist sgt guy, really evocative!

rev

Whitehorn
24-06-2009, 08:53
Aww, you quoted my question and didn't answer :P

sheep
24-06-2009, 11:19
As everything you paint, the Grenadiers look great. I agree that the metal fist would have been nicer, but you made one of the, in my opinion, ugliest bits on the command sprue look reasonably good.
Is this squad going to be fielded as veterans with carapace and demolition doctrine? Thats quite an investment regarding points, but I like it.

Unfortunately you can't run both, so i just run them as either/or, using them as vets with Demo in most games though.


where's the other half of that poor poor titan on page 1

Here:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/Titan/Titanfinished002.jpg

He got finished, theres some more pics somewhere in the log.


I'm sorry of my english and sometimes I think is quiet hard to understand but in my case is the third or fourth language, sometimes I mix them. Could you tell me what's wrong in my sentence, I always like to know my mistakes (sbagliando si impara).

By the way, a part from the objectives do you plan anything else for you autumnal krieg army?

No worries mate, as Faolan pointed out, what you meant to say, was Priceless. I have another whole platoon in bags, and 24 heavy weapons teams, but they won't get done for a while, i think i'll take a break after the next squad.


Aww, you quoted my question and didn't answer :P

Sorry mate, I meant to say I don't know any more, i've had the grass for over 4 years now, and forget the manufactuer. Try scale model sites, and model train making sites, they have a wide variety of manufacturers and colours to choose from.

Cheers

Sheep

Gropius
24-06-2009, 11:55
Unfortunately you can't run both, so i just run them as either/or, using them as vets with Demo in most games though.


Actually, you can. It says "choose any of the following doctrines:" English is not my native language, but to me that sounds like you can have carapace wearing, democharge throwing, cloacked veterans. Might be a bit expensice though.:)

sheep
24-06-2009, 11:57
Actually, you can. It says "choose any of the following doctrines:" English is not my native language, but to me that sounds like you can have carapace wearing, democharge throwing, cloacked veterans. Might be a bit expensice though.:)

So you can :D :D

Guess i should read more carefully!

Dammit don't have the points for all that :(

Cheers

Sheep

hemogoblin
24-06-2009, 12:42
am i right in guessing that the Vets power fist comes from the cadian command squad?
would it be possible the get a closer shot of the fist arm?

ps. still the most awesomest Choas Titan around. love to see you do the upcoming chaos reaver in the same style.

razormasticator
24-06-2009, 13:35
Wow that Titan is gnarly. Totally raw and chaos like.

Melchiah
24-06-2009, 19:28
Take that thing to vet cuz thats one sick little puppy you got there sheep:D

Krieg Marshall
24-06-2009, 19:55
@Faolan: Thanks for the translation and for improving my english.

@Sheep: 24 heavy weapon teams and a platoon...I can easly understand you would like to take a break.

Tommygun
25-06-2009, 01:28
Hay the herpes titian is back!
It's the Nurgle's gift that keeps on giving.

Kriegfreak
25-06-2009, 01:38
Hay the herpes titian is back!
It's the Nurgle's gift that keeps on giving.

lol. I'd hate to see the enemy that gave it to him first.

eltanko
25-06-2009, 01:58
The grenadiers look fantastic, really like the face's, and the armour is super, matches with the bases really well.
That Titan is immense!!

ElTanko

ancient_conflict
26-06-2009, 13:25
WOW.... the vets are pretty...

keep up the good work

Solun Decius
26-06-2009, 22:50
Krieg are looking great. Awesome camo trench coats.
And the chaos warhound is just stunning, love the base!

sheep
27-06-2009, 14:18
Thanks for the comments guys, really helps keep me motivated.

Unfortunatley a non pic update, work continues on the next squad, the camo is done.

Should be finished in the next few days.

Cheers

Sheep

Mr Kibbles
29-06-2009, 02:53
Awesome Titan Sheep!

Shadow Fall
29-06-2009, 16:41
87 PAGES!!!!!

I just read through them all... im tired out by them all, and my jaw is hurting (aswell as my desk is damaged from the constant THUD! as my jaw hits it) there are no words to describe how amazing your painting is...

i can only think of a paragraph i heard from Battlestar Galactica season 4 (i think, but ive modified it abit anyway):

"There is no greater painter, No style more amazing, No army more epic than a sheep who chooses to step from the 40k norm."

the fact that your army corresponds with a real military colour scheme compared to the 'Eavy Metals 8th Cadian which just looks like target practice for the disabled makes your army stand out from the 40k norm of flat colours for camoflage. I am absolutely humbled by your painting skills!

you hav actually inspired me to do more to my models like adding regiment numbers and such than i would normaly do. Your an inspiration to us all and i admire that

(applauses)

wow... its hard to talk like that, now, i wanna see some more troopers as tank after tank is hard to keep up with.... troops!

Keep up the inspirational work

Shadow Fall :chrome: (< see, i actually put my full name instead of just SF)

Ragsta
29-06-2009, 19:13
I think paraphrasing Battlestar Galactica is a noble compliment. If somewhat disturbing and confusing ;)

Shadow Fall
29-06-2009, 19:18
watch it and enjoy, let the madness consume you and over take you into a world of daemons and...

sorry the voices are talking to me again... :D

i think that paraphrasing Battlestar Galactica is a perfect way to compliment someone! :)

SF :chrome:

sheep
30-06-2009, 10:15
Wow mate, amazing compliment, thankyou very much, glad you liked it.

Painting has paused on the grenadiers, working on some terrain tonite, i'll put up pics later tonite, hopefully :)

Cheers

Sheep

sheep
30-06-2009, 13:41
Finished the terrrain.

The Hoff and I have been working on this for the last couple of days, the giant space marines were released by GW about 5 yrs ago for a limited time, they were donated to us by a local gamer who bought 3. We did them for the local store run by a mate, for a tournament this weekend.

He had half reposed one of them, and cut another into pieces, only the running blood angels death company marine was unmolested.

The construction was a joint effort, but I did all the painting tonite, the Hoff was/is working on commissions.

Pics:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300052.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300054.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300055.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300056.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300057.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300059.jpg

TBC

sheep
30-06-2009, 13:42
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300060.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300061.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300065.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300069.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300070.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/P6300075.jpg

Cheers

Sheep

threeShadesOfGrey
30-06-2009, 14:18
Wow, I didn't notice how big there were until I went back and read the paragraph! They're huge now when I look at them! lol

Awesome job on the painting. The statues have that real weathered bronze-y-copper-y look ;D

mel_danes
30-06-2009, 14:48
The statues look great, the bases on the other hand could have used some more attention. Using a spackle solution to cover the foam exterior, I assume thia was a speed issue?

Nocturn
30-06-2009, 15:12
that terrain looks awesome, sheep.

nice oxidation (is it the right word? i dunno..but hope you know what i mean ;) ) on the statues, and the scattered one is especially great :-)

keep it up and coming,

Noc

Mr.chair
30-06-2009, 15:46
Love the statues. Did you base coat them in the verdigris color and then highlight up to the regular bronze, or did you wash the blue/green on at the end?

Dictator
30-06-2009, 16:10
Great job with the statues sheep. Your gaming club is lucky to have such awesome bits of terrain. Also, past the grenadiers, what are your next plans for the death korp?

MrP
30-06-2009, 16:25
Delicious statuary, Sheep!

Faolan
30-06-2009, 16:58
Sheep, I think the bases could have used some Mister Surfacer to add another dimension to them, but otherwise, they look great.