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14-08-2007, 03:07
Well, i have decided it is time to retire my 'Grey' Grey Knights log and start a general purpose log :)
This log will chop and change between different armies and even game systems as it goes, as i find having 2 differing projects on the go helps to break up the boringness of painting the same things day in and day out for a while.

Enough with the essay...on to the plan!!

At the moment i can see the following things around me that need painting;
Pure Infantry Praetorian Army (1500pts)
Mechanised Stormtrooper Army (1500pts)
Armoured Company (all the tanks that aren't in other army lists)
Drop Troops Army (1500pts)
Nearly a compnay of marines
More Grey Knights

Flames of War
British Para's (600pts, but plans to expand to 1500pts)

The beginnings of a Wood Elf Army

All mounted Rohan Army (600pts+)

I am currently working on the Grey Knights and British Para's, once i have finished these two i will leave the choice of the next 2 armies to you, the people of warseer :)

So, the next list...here is what the current 2 army projects are made up of;
Grey Knights
11 Terminators
Land Raider Crusader
27 Power Armoured Grey Knights (incl. 3 Justicars, 8 Psycannon and 4 Incinerators

British Para's
Command Platoon
3 Infantry Platoons (3 sections per platoon)

Just for anyone who hasn't seen them, this is the painted portion of the Grey Knight army here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1573241&postcount=116)

Pictures of current progress will, be up tomorrow afternoon :)

I expect i will also need plenty of encouragement on this huge undertaking of mine, so please help me :D


P.S...this must be the longest post ive ever made!!

14-08-2007, 03:37
big plans eh? got any pics of anything? that might help spur interest.

(SC pimpage didn't work on me, i came because you came to my place. i tend to check peoples logs who post in mine.)

14-08-2007, 05:10
Grey Knights *chants and yells and goes WOOOO!

14-08-2007, 13:55
bring it on. i want to see some para's :D


14-08-2007, 18:45
Well today is a British Para's update (happy SC? ;)).

The HQ platoon;

From left to right; Sniper Team, PIAT Team, 2IC Team and a Light Mortat Team (although this was just my tester team)

Still to be painted for the HQ platoon is; 2 Sniper teams, 2 PIAT teams and the Main Command team.

1st Platoon;

From back left, through to front right; 2 Rifle/MG Teams, PIAT Team and Platoon Command Team.

Still to be painted for the platoon; 4 Rifle/MG teams.

All C&C welcome and wanted.

Tomorrow's update (if i get my lazy **** in gear) will be at least one side of the Grey Knight's Land Raider. :D


14-08-2007, 19:22
Indeed yes ;)

i'm liking the look of them, the bases work well, glad you decided.

keep it up


dave is the best
14-08-2007, 19:36
Looking good Stuart!


14-08-2007, 21:29
Whats the state of play with the Praetorians at the moment?

14-08-2007, 22:21
Thanks for the comments everyone :)

@Col.Gravis...so far they have 2 tanks nearly done and the Command Squad almost complete, i can get some pictures up later for you if you want :)


15-08-2007, 00:55
RG: Nice new log, everything is looking great as always! i'll be starting my new log soon as well! New things are great for new beginings!
Cheers Ice

15-08-2007, 16:33
Thanks for the comments everyone :)

@Col.Gravis...so far they have 2 tanks nearly done and the Command Squad almost complete, i can get some pictures up later for you if you want :)


Would definately be interested in your tanks, I'm just starting painting my own.

06-09-2007, 22:05
Would definately be interested in your tanks, I'm just starting painting my own.

Should be getting some pictures of them for you this weekend.

Sorry to everyone that an update has been so long (went back to school) but lo and behold...a Grey Knight update and possible a Para's update should be forthcoming this weekend :) and also another surprise model ;) which i doubt anybody can guess :p (apart from SC)


09-09-2007, 11:19
Well here is the first update for today;
The Surprise model....i chose it because i wanted something different to nice clean grey knights...so ladies and gentlemen a present to you, a Plague Marine!
Although yet to be based i need your comments on it, especially on the rust on the bolter and knife (my first time using MIG pigments).

So what do people think? Should i start an army of these foul, diseased traitors?


Lord Hjamlar
09-09-2007, 15:31
Dane Cook - I just came!

:O Being honest Stuart I wasn't expecting sth like that, but he's just awesome. Can't w8 to see more of 'em as well as some IG storm troopers :) The handle, or the place where u put the 2nd hand on bolter, looks just superb, same for skin on the chest...

P.S. - No ********ting or being nice in above post :) trust me m8

10-09-2007, 01:56
good on you there RG, he looks really good, I'd like to see you do up a Typhus model!

10-09-2007, 09:47
Cool man, I started painting some FOW not too long ago and I must say yours look great!

Also, did you have an easy time switching to 15mm? I am having trouble painting tanks, infantry goes remarkably well :P

Oh and that is a nice Chaos Space Marine too, good work :)

10-09-2007, 12:17
Thanks for the kind comments guys...i might have some 2nd edition plague marine pics up here next sunday:D

@ Edzard...these are actually the first FoW units ive painted, so i havn't done any tanks yet (although i plan to do some jeeps)...the switch wasn't too bad as they have so much less detail than 40k which means they are alot quicker to paint. I find they also provide a nice break while painting 40k if i get too bored :p

Next updates should be either mid-week or next weekend.


24-09-2007, 12:48
Well, this weekend i bought myself a Cromwell box for Flames of War (4 Cromwells and a Sherman Firefly). So if my week isnt too busy there may be a painted tank (my first for FoW) up on here by sunday:D. I am also going to try really hard and get some more of my Land Raider Crusader done :)

Although painting time for my own models will be quite limited, as ive been commissioned to paint a Thousand Sons army.


P.S for anyone that doesnt know what a cromwell doesnt look like, here is a link (http://http://www.1jma.dk/Pics/hardwarepics/new/Cromwell-1_resize.JPG) :)

24-09-2007, 16:21
Looking forward to them! :)

30-09-2007, 15:51
More Nurgle!

07-10-2007, 18:38
Well...update time!! :eek:
2 Cromwells in WIP stage.

All comments are wanted.

Currently sitting on my painting desk is, the Cromwells, Para Platoon, Thousand Sons and Plague Marines...so the next update will be one of those....but i will let you guys choose, so what do you want to see next?


07-10-2007, 19:21
Cool to see someone FoW! I would but I'm not populer enough to be different...

Didnt know paras drove tanks (apart from a few who had tetrarchs, oh god, the history buffs are going to lynch me)

07-10-2007, 19:46
2 or 3 of the Tetrach squadrons were replaced with Cromwells in the later part of the war...i only know this from the Airborne Recce Army list :p


08-10-2007, 17:00
Looking very nice! Will you someday do some FoW Germans?

08-10-2007, 17:10
lets see some thousand sons there RG! I like the look of those tanks keep it up!

09-10-2007, 13:17
Now then about these Praetorians...?


09-10-2007, 17:22
Looking very nice! Will you someday do some FoW Germans?

I doubt it...i have to get my Para's all painted and play a game first, and there are also 2 German players already where i play and i don't really feel much interest in the Germans. But maybe sometime in the far future.

lets see some thousand sons there RG! I like the look of those tanks keep it up!

Thanks Ice, right now i am doing the blue highlights on the Sorcerer in terminator armour, so maybe some WIP pics by the end of the week.

Now then about these Praetorians...?

Sorry about it being so long...i completely forgot.

Here is the colour scheme i'm using...beautifully modelled by my Destroyer Tank Hunter 'Death Jester' (with a bit of personal art from the crew)

The next tank to be done...'Charger' a Leman Russ Conqueror, with a modified Alpha Mars hull.

And finally 2 shots of Charger's CO in full uniform.


11-10-2007, 13:45
Very nice, definately worth the wait ;)

07-11-2007, 14:35
Well...finally another update, just got to wait for the camera to charge and i will have some thousand sons terminators for your viewing pleasure (although only the lord has had some painting done on it.


07-11-2007, 16:52
Well here we go...picture time! :D

First...the sorceror lord

and the Terminators

Enjoy!, and all c&c welcome.


27-01-2008, 23:46
Well...update time, but unfortunately no pictures.
Just thought i would tell everyone i will be attending the annual 40k tournament here at the end of February.

Yet, i have just realised i have no fully painted army to take with me...apart from the Grey Knights, but i took them last year, which means my chances of being voted for best painted are severely reduced.

I would love to take the Praetorians, but painting nearly 130 of the jolly fellows to any good standard would be impossible, so i have settled on getting my mechanised grenadiers done.

So, the list of stuff to paint is as follows;

Command Squad w/ Chimera
Grenadier Squad w/ Chimera
Grenadier Squad w/ Chimera
Salamander Scout Vehicle
Leman Russ Vanquisher
Leman Russ Demolisher
Destroyer Tank Hunter

Ive got a bit of a headstart, as all the camouflage is done on the tanks apart from 1 Chimera and the Hellhound (which is yet to be built, as i need to get a Leman Russ turret for the conversion)

On the infantry front i have so far painted 1 Grenadier (but still have to find the box that all their backpacks are in) but the plan is to have 1 Grenadier Squad and the Command Squad finished by the end of the week :)

Wish me luck and give me plenty of encouragement...i'm going to need it :P


28-01-2008, 07:57
Good luck, sir! :D

Painting a nearly all-tank army shouldn't be impossible (well, unless you don't have my painting rate :rolleyes:)... I'll follow closely your progress as I'm loving the destroyer (and the rest of the work, of course!)

Even if I reckon this would be quite difficult given your deadline, I'd like to see more of your paras done, as I'm starting my own FoW army... and besides that, there's never too much FoW on warseer (or on any other board :p).

So, go, paint, and show us something :D


01-02-2008, 16:06
Well, so far this week i have nearly completed the first Dragoon (grenadier) squad, just have to paint the metal work, lenses and face of the sergeant, and then i will be straight onto working on the 5 man command squad.
I think this must be a new record for me, as ive only done the painting for 2 evenings.

Also, on another note, yesterday i played my Grey Knights against one of the people in our club who is known for making hard armies (this one was pure infantry marines and outnumbered me 2-1) so i was expecting at least a loss....final result....he gave up at the end of the third turn :D


20-02-2008, 14:29
Update time with pictures!! :eek:

So, 3 days until the tournament. Still lots of painting to do. But this is how it is for me before every tournament, so i think it's becoming something of a tradition now.

But onto the pictures;
First we have the Grenadier Command Squad (still more to do).

Then five men from the squad that was painted a couple of weeks ago.

The other five men from the squad.

Damn picture limit...more pictures in the next post.

20-02-2008, 14:33
Last post continued....

Hellhound conversion (unfortunately i couldnt get hold of a leman russ turret :()

And finally a Support Sentinel (rules in some of the IA books)
I would love to hear peoples opinions on this, as i'm planning on putting it in my combat patrol for some extra firepower.



Lord of Skulls
20-02-2008, 15:04
The Storm Troopers look excellent, the plasma weapons and lenses in particular:) Are you planning to use that army for Winter War 5?

And the Sentinel looks interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing it painted.

By the way, will you be at the club tomorrow? I'd really like a re-match against the Grey Knights ;)

22-02-2008, 01:25
Sweet as man!

02-04-2008, 21:21
Ok, the Stormtrooper followed the tradition of the Grey Knights, and werent finished in time for the tournament....i also managed my worst ever placing of 20th, but i think thats partly because the majority of my games were against Dark Eldar and Eldar sporting large amounts of lance weaponry.

But on with the painting, ive finished the Thousand Sons Sorceror Lord, but have to wait for the owner to bring it back to me so i can take some pictures.

So on the painting desk at the moment is; Thousand Sons terminators, Typhus and some Elysian Drop Troops that arrived in the post today.


09-04-2008, 17:55
Update time with pictures! :eek:
First, a picture of the whole Grenadier army;

And the Elysians that have arrived so far;

Of course as always, all comments are wanted and welcome.


10-04-2008, 06:34
Sweet Elysians dude. Looking ace so far.

15-04-2008, 17:41
Thanks dude.

Another Update! :D

First, the finished Elysians, front and back;

Thousand Sons Sorcerer finished;

More pictures in the next post.

15-04-2008, 17:43
Last post continued...


Progress on a terminator;



15-04-2008, 17:49
Love deep blue of the 1ksons - really nice look you've got there.


15-04-2008, 17:53
Thanks :) I think the guy that's commissioned me is very happy with it too...took him a couple of weeks to finally give me the sorceror so that i could take pictures of it :p


16-04-2008, 02:27
The elysians and chaos dudes look ace man.

21-05-2008, 16:16
Update time!!

Tester for an ogre army ive been commisioned to paint (tabletop standard)

My Elysians have arrived and it seems ive been bitten by the painting bug...all these were painted in one week.
First Sniper Team;

Second Sniper Team;

Third Sniper Team;

More in the next post.


21-05-2008, 16:56
Last post continued,

Trooper, Heavy Bolter and Demolition Charge Trooper;

Also the Elysian stuff i have left to paint;

Heavy Bolters

Rest of the Elysian Squad and the Loader for the painted Heavy Bolter

One last picture on the next page...


21-05-2008, 16:57
The final picture;
I got bored on paint a few nights ago and decided to make myself a badge for the company.

All comments on any of the photo's are welcome.


22-05-2008, 00:35
Ogre looks pretty ace dude.

30-05-2008, 21:24
Another update;
WIP Scratch Built Valkyrie

WIP Terrain piece i'm building for my board

All C&C welcome


31-05-2008, 09:25
:O awesome as. Can't wait to see it built and painted.

The base looks pretty cool too. Needs a corpse though ! haha.

31-05-2008, 09:28
Theres a corpse being hung from the building on the left :P


Captain Brown
04-06-2008, 16:20
Nice Elysians there, good simple scheme is definitely the best for them, as there is so much detail on the models.

Best of luck on the Valkyrie, that is going to be an ambitious project. There are several fellows who have scratch built on CMoN.
Don't know if you have seen them, but they might have some ideas or provide additional inspiration.

Keep up the log.

Captain Brown

04-06-2008, 16:43
Thanks for the link. :)
The only problem i have encountered so far is how to do the engines.


04-06-2008, 20:33
Good stuff. The Thousand Sons look awesome. You've really nailed the highlighting.

Now, how do they fare on the tabletop these fancy new minis of yours? Fancy a game against my Tau before the summer break? You'll have to be gentle, though, I haven't played since WWIV. ;)

04-06-2008, 22:51
Unfortunatly i only have enough for a combat patrol at the moment. But i have a 2 1500pt lists (one codex guard and one using Imperial Armour) written if you don't mind me proxying models :)

Fancy another game against the Grey Knights? See if your Gun Drones kill any more in CC.:p


05-06-2008, 17:52
I got no problems with proxies (I might have to use a few proxies myself... :angel:)

My armylist has changed somewhat dramatically since the last time you saw it, though. I'm in the process of building a new 1500 themed standard all-comers list.

11-06-2008, 09:18
Sounds good! :) Just drop me a message when you next plan to be at gaming club.

On another note, ive just ordered the Command HQ, so i should have some more updates as i will try to finish the unpainted stuff before the squad arrives.


20-06-2008, 22:36
Well more painting has been done and the Command Squad arrived and was built and painted within a couple of hours :D

So just waiting for the weather to clear up before i can take some decent pictures of current progress.

Also have my birthday coming up in exactly 2 weeks, so i'm hoping for some more Elysian goodness (finger's crossed).


21-06-2008, 12:16
Picture time!!!

Finished heavy bolter team:

More Troopers and a Vox Operator:

More pictures in the next post....

21-06-2008, 12:19
Command Squad Sergeant:

And finally, the stuff i'm working on right now:

Enjoy :)

All C&C appreciated.


22-06-2008, 03:29
Oh more Elysians! Love the scheme man.

22-06-2008, 21:01
Thanks man! :)

For everyone to have a look at here is the list i'm planning to build using IA3;
Command Platoon
Command Squad
Fire Support Squad
Anti-Tank Squad
Special Weapons Squad
Special Weapons Squad

Veteran Sniper Squad
Veteran Assault Team
Veteran Assault Team

Alpha Platoon
Command Squad
Infantry Squad
Infantry Squad

Bravo Platoon
Command Squad
Infantry Squad
Infantry Squad

Drop Sentinel
Drop Sentinel
Support Sentinel

Also the Codex IG version for tournament play;
Command Platoon
Command Squad
Anti Tank Squad
Fire Support Squad
Special Weapons Squad
Special Weapons Squad

Veteran Squad

Alpha Platoon
Command Squad
Infantry Squad
Infantry Squad

Bravo Platoon
Command Squad
Infantry Squad
Infantry Squad


All comments welcome :)


26-06-2008, 02:10
Nice work man. I'm an Elysian player as well and seeing a log like yours is always inspirational. Keep up the good work.

26-06-2008, 03:20
Those Elysians are fantastic. I really like the heavy weapon team that's using the crates as a mount for the heavy bolter.

All in all, awesome work.

05-07-2008, 09:27
Thanks guys...knowing people like my work and that i inspire them is great inspiration for me to continue.

Well today is my birthday, and so far ive received an Elysian Missile squad from my girlfriend :D


16-07-2008, 20:15
Update :eek:

Just progress on the Ogre Commission;

Hopefully i will have this army finished in the next 2 weeks, and then i'm onto the Thousand Sons.


08-08-2008, 19:31
Well the Ogres are coming along at a nice and steady pace. But just break up the tediousness of painting Ogre after Ogre ive painted this;

May i present to you His Emperor's Cruiser Invincible, a Dictator class cruiser of the new Taskforce Thor.

The next ship to come out of the drydocks will be the Gothic class Cruiser Thor's Lightning