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Palatine Katinka
17-08-2007, 22:32
Since I started posting here folk I know (face-to-face) have told me I should start posting pics of my models. Also, I could do with something to encourage me to paint more so here goes...

Sooo.... Where to begin... Here's a list of stuff I need to paint, sorted by game, with description/approx. points of what needs painted/completed:

Warhammer 40,000
Dark Angels (Deathwing 1500, Ravenwing 1500 and assorted extra stuff.)
Sisters of Battle (1500, about a squad done.)
Chaos Space Marines (1500, couple of squads done, needs a lot of reworking.)
Eldar (1500, not even fully assembled.)
Baneblade (Conversion of plastic one, inspired by Tank Girl)

Warhammer Fantasy Battle
Dark Elves (Some stuff needing finished, couple more units to add)
Hordes of Chaos/Daemonic Legion (2000, two dozen daemonettes done, a lot to go.)
Wood Elves (Just some nice models, not an army, yet.)
High Elves (Nice models and completes the elven trilogy)

Lord of the Rings
Rivendell (A selection of Elf Warriors and other nice models.)
Moria (A few Cave Trolls and a Balrog.)

Necromunda
Spyrers (Matriarch and Patriarch.)

Warmaster
Dark Elves (Couple of units, almost complete actually...)

Battlefleet Gothic
Dark Eldar (4 cruisers and 12 escorts.)

Mordheim
Undead (Dregs, Zombies and a Dire Wolf to paint.)

Legends of the Old West
Outlaws (About a dozen to paint.)

Warmachine
Khador/Mercenary (Got them as pretty models, don't really play it.)

Then there is random display stuff...
Gotrek, Felix and friends.
54mm Reaper models I got because they look cool.
Daemon Prince based on my flatmate Konrad.
...Other stuff I can't remember just now, but if I do remember I'll add it and if it gets painted I'll post it here!

Will I get it all painted before I die?

Palatine Katinka
17-08-2007, 22:46
The first new addition to my Chaos army, the third incarnation of Alisha the Sorceress.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Alisha2.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Alisha1.jpg

Batteries permitting I may put up some pictures of Dark Angel stuff tomorrow or maybe more Chaosy stuff. I'll see what I feel like working on tomorrow!

konrad
17-08-2007, 22:53
Peas and Rice my friend that is alot of stuff. Perhaps a cattle prod will need to be brought so i can shock you into painting. Ha ha don't hurt meee.

Alicia looks cool. Her wings still moving?

Maybe bring out the daemon Prince of your truly?

Palatine Katinka
17-08-2007, 23:04
Alicia looks cool. Her wings still moving?
They're removable for storage/transport, so, yeah. Those are actually old pics now, I need to put up some with the little holsters added and the tail repositioned.


Maybe bring out the daemon Prince of your truly?

It's added to the list! Maybe it'll see the field during Apocalypse.

natedogg710
17-08-2007, 23:09
Jesus, you rival even the infamous DeadleyHeadley in amount of unpainted stuff. 7500 points of just 40k stuff, you better get painting. Good luck and great job on the Sorceress.

Palatine Katinka
17-08-2007, 23:20
Je7500 points of just 40k stuff, you better get painting. Good luck and great job on the Sorceress.

I hadn't thought of it that way! I'm scared now... Thanks for the praise/support.

Discover&See
17-08-2007, 23:57
nice job there but the tail looks alittle out of proportion, other than thati would like to see how this turns out good luck with the rest!!! :D

Best regards
Discover&See.

Catferret
18-08-2007, 00:18
I go away for a couple of hours then come back to find a log by a flatmate... He's been talking about starting this for ages but never got round to it.

He has missed Mordheim off the list too. He has Undead to build and paint.

Just adding to the list of things to do... Now get on with it! :p

Palatine Katinka
18-08-2007, 00:33
nice job there but the tail looks alittle out of proportion, other than thati would like to see how this turns out good luck with the rest!!! :D

Best regards
Discover&See.

Cheers, the tail is something I'm still toying with. It might change length and shape, I might use some pre-sculpted spikes from the CSM sprues. I've already repositioned it a bit and I'm considering moving it more. Thanks for the input.


He has missed Mordheim off the list too. He has Undead to build and paint.

It's been added now.

Onto what I've been doing tonight since starting this, Ravenwing badges...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/RavenwingBadge.jpg

Forty-bloody-two of them. That's the bikes from three battleforces almost done, then onto the riders.

Discover&See
18-08-2007, 10:01
42 of them thats gonna be fun :P well good luck with that one can't wait to see them painted :D

Best regards
Discover&See.

Palatine Katinka
18-08-2007, 19:48
Its going to be a while before they get painted. I want them all built first and I haven't started the riders yet. Today I was doing some greenstuff work on the Master to patch up his robes,

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/MasteroftheRavenwing.jpg

and his gunner's.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/MasteroftheRavenwing-Gunner.jpg

As I mentioned Alisha now has a pair of little holsters for her little Bolt pistols (they are very little) and her tail has moved slightly to her right so here's a new pic.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Alisha3.jpg

Finally, if anyone hasn't figured out the inspiration yet, here she is, Alisha, the mascot of the band Alisha's Attic. She does have wings, they just can't be seen from the front and I couldn't find a picture on the 'net that showed them.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/Alishaoriginal.jpg

Discover&See
18-08-2007, 20:11
they are all comming on really nice there, your green stuff skills are quite good only some minor faults but nothing to worry about, finally get this stuff painted!!!!!! lol just can't wait :P keep up the good work some really nice models there :D

Best regards
Discover&See.

Shadowphrakt
18-08-2007, 21:11
i think the name will be well deserved, and, dude, love the tail. such a cool little touch.

Palatine Katinka
20-08-2007, 00:58
get this stuff painted!!!!!! lol just can't wait :P

It'll be a while before I get the bikes painted, Alisha might see paint soon depending on how happy I am with the sculpting. I might post a pic of my Belial soon if i get some more work done on him and there is still my new plastic Abaddon to unveil, if only the pics I took on Saturday had looked good. The Deathwing contingent of my new Dark Angels is all built and awaiting painted so they will probably be the first new painted models I put up here. I say first new coz I may post old stuff.


love the tail. such a cool little touch.

Cheers, the tail will be a feature of the final model, it might change though, still have to consider using plastic spiky bits from the Chaos sprues for it.

konrad
20-08-2007, 19:15
I'm sooo looking forward to Plastic Abbadon/Horus
:D

Palatine Katinka
20-08-2007, 21:07
As I said, pics of Belial...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Belial1.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Belial2.jpg

Still needs the armour highlighted amongst other things. The weaponry is barely started. This is just one weapon fit for him, the most likely to be used and thus first to be painted. The arms are magnetic and so can be removed and swapped for Lightning Claws or Thunderhammer and Stormshield whicth me having to build a whole new model! Yay!

As Konrad has asked for Abaddon pics, here goes...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Abaddon.jpg

Unfortunately our camera was having trouble focussing on it and the batteries were running too low for me to keep trying. This is the best pic I got.
The Twin-Bolter needs shortened a bit. The sword arm needs much greenstuff daemonifying and is, once again, magnetic! (I love those little things!) I'm going to make an alternative arm so he can be used as Horus in a big battle in the Edinburgh store, recreating the Siege of The Emperor's Palace. Have to decide on extra claw or big mace. Big mace looks cool and fits with recent qart and is easy but... claw is traditional and could have another gun on the back for much choppy dakka death. Maybe I should do both... Oh and I'll probably be giving him the cloak because it is cool.

Discover&See
20-08-2007, 23:55
looking really nice :) the paint job is looking nice and clean :D
your free hand is awsome nice and tidy :P keep up the good work!!!

Best regards
Discover&See.

Ravik
21-08-2007, 00:32
It really is about time you made one of these threads. You should show of those daemonettes of yours - and that FW Keeper of Secrets that has a bad habbit of going pop :D

Looking good on the Abaddon model, will need to check that out tomorrow (today?).

Palatine Katinka
21-08-2007, 03:12
It really is about time you made one of these threads. You should show of those daemonettes of yours - and that FW Keeper of Secrets that has a bad habbit of going pop :D

Looking good on the Abaddon model, will need to check that out tomorrow (today?).

It's about time you updated your logs! You haven't posted on them since April! I could post pictures of the Daemonettes that I painted recently if I get round to photoing them but there's no point puting up pictures of the Keeper of Secrets since it's not painted.

konrad
21-08-2007, 04:53
it may be blurry but i likey the abbadon

Harry
21-08-2007, 05:50
Oh great. Another one of catferret's mates. :D
Just what we need around here.
Another log with lots of chat and no pics. :D

Although this log is of to a better start. Theres more pics on here already than we have seen on the ferrets log in the last month or two. :D

Looking good. BTW.

konrad
21-08-2007, 19:36
hahaha way to burn Catferret. It's always good

Arhalien
21-08-2007, 19:39
Very impressive looking work so far :)
I look forward to more.

Catferret
21-08-2007, 20:25
hahaha way to burn Catferret. It's always good

And when was the last time you posted on your log Konrad? :p

Palatine Katinka
22-08-2007, 00:40
Welcome and thanks to the new posters. I'll try to get some more stuff up fairly regularly, unfortunately I've got a great ability to procrastinate and a limited attention span when it comes to painting armies, hence the mix of Chaos and Dark Angel stuff. After reading Arhalien's Eldar log I'm tempted to back to working on them, never did get round to converting my Autarch...

(For those who don't know me, I got my Eldar when the new Codex came out and still haven't built them all, I got my new Deathwing and Ravenwing when the new Codex came out, built Deathwing, still need to paint, still building Ravenwing, now I'm doing new Chaos stuff with the new Codex coming out! In the midst of all this I brought 2250pts of Dark Elves to 'tournament standard' and tried to get 2000pts of Slaaneshi Daemons ready for Nemesis Crown, failed that.)

No pics today. No time to do anything in the morning as I was sleeping off the drunken debauchery of the night before. (Damn you Weregerbil, and your days off!) Then I was working until 10. Highlighted some of the green and red bits on Belial but still not finished (and I've still got his other arms to do). Working tomorrow followed by going to Edinburgh League of Gamers [elg] so not likely to post much then either. Thursday/Friday I'll hopefully have achieved something worth showing!

Daredhnu
22-08-2007, 09:33
don't worry about the amount of points you still have to paint, i have a good deal more to paint so no worries.

your conversions look really cool by the way

keep going and i know you can finish all of it :)

Palatine Katinka
22-08-2007, 22:34
Thanks for the support, hopefully i'll have something to some tomorrow.

Palatine Katinka
30-08-2007, 22:55
Quick post, not done much recently. Drilled barrels on the bikers and started building the sidecars for the attack bikes. Master's Landspeeder now looks like this:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/MasteroftheRavenwing2.jpg

Phaia
31-08-2007, 10:12
Hey, I really like your conversions. Only one thing I don't get. No Belial with Twin Lightning claws?

I also have tons of models to paint so don't worry you are not the only one. I now must first paint my Dark Angels before I let myself start with DKoK. That's a good motivator for me.

Palatine Katinka
31-08-2007, 19:04
Hey, I really like your conversions. Only one thing I don't get. No Belial with Twin Lightning claws?

The arms are magnetic so they can be changed from game to game. I've made Lightning Claws and a Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield set for him but I haven't painted them yet. Today I shortened Abaddon's twin Bolter (remembered to dig out my saw, yay!) and painted some more of Sammael's Landspeeder. If I remember to grab the camera sometime soon I might get pics up after the weekend. Not going to have much time this weekend, taking the Dark Elves to a tournament.

Just have to remember what needs posted up, Abbaddon/Horus, Belial variants, Sammael.

Shadowphrakt
07-09-2007, 18:44
dude, love the MOTRV tis really cool.

Palatine Katinka
08-09-2007, 01:33
About time I posted some pics. First Chaos stuff, Alisha with some colour on her (the pic turned out a bit blue but it's actually Scaly Green) and the Big Bad Man in Armour in his Horus guise. I've got a deadline to try to paint him up as Horus so I'll do that first. The alternative Abaddon (Drach'nyen) arm is still getting faces and spikes sculped to it.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Alisha4.jpghttp://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/BigBadManinArmour2.jpg

Palatine Katinka
08-09-2007, 01:40
And now for how things are on the loyalist front. The Master of the Ravenwing as gained some colour, the Deathwing Standard is getting sculpted (I think it'll be easier to paint if I sculpt it first, I've already been told I'm mad for it) and, as Phaia wanted twin lightning claws, there's pics of Belial with his alternate weapons. They're not as painted as the storm bolter and Sword of Silence because I don't expect to use them as often but, with the wonder of tiny magnets, I can swap them around between games.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/MasteroftheRavenwing2-1.jpghttp://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCompanyStandard.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/BelialThunderandLightning.jpg

konrad
08-09-2007, 09:04
Looking good there. Horus is looking pretty smart. And this is the first i heard of you sculpting the banner. You are indeed CRAZY. Of course i can't say anything cos i am indeed crazy. But for different reasons :P

Shadowphrakt
08-09-2007, 11:39
nice, very nice. and go for the sculpted standard. twil be aewsome!

MF3000
08-09-2007, 12:33
I envy your painting skills!!!

*bows head in shame*

sj

Palatine Katinka
08-09-2007, 23:34
Thanks for the support guys! Now I just have to get some of this stuff finished. I keep getting tempted to back to working on Eldar, possibly get the ForgeWorld Avatar. But I must resist... Need to get this Chaos and Dark Angel stuff done first.

nymraif
08-09-2007, 23:52
hey man, your stuffs lookjing really nice and that sculpted banner is uber win, Im pretty impressed by your motivation to keep painint ALL those models, I mean, Ive had me WE since before christmas and still havemt finished them :(

lz7947
09-09-2007, 02:15
I like your Master of Ravenwing on Landspeeder very much.

Palatine Katinka
12-09-2007, 19:19
Had an unproductive day so far, got roped into helping out with something at work so all I got done was a few more colours on The Big Bad Man in Armour and some sculpting on Drach'nyen.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/BigBadManinArmour3.jpghttp://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/BigBadManinArmourDrachnyen1.jpg

I still have to add the screaming faces to half the other side and then add spikes and stuff, warp up the hilt.

Arhalien
12-09-2007, 19:20
That is some lovely scultping on Abbadon;'s sword there; very impressive work :D

Shadowphrakt
12-09-2007, 20:06
great sculpt on the sword dude! thats crunchy!

Palatine Katinka
12-09-2007, 20:39
Thanks guys. I think the other side will have to be angrier looking though, that side looks a bit spooky-ghosty rather than scary-daemony.

Toschenko
12-09-2007, 21:35
Eheh... the face on top recalls me scary movie, could be the pointy end of the sword though :D. Besides that, great sculpting and painting!

Don't worry too much about your "to be painted" stuff, I've a similar load too (mmh, maybe I should worry about mine... :eyebrows:)

Oh, and loving your Horus :chrome:

Toschenko

konrad
13-09-2007, 07:12
OOOhh Drach'nyen looks kick ass.

Catferret
13-09-2007, 13:12
Thanks guys. I think the other side will have to be angrier looking though, that side looks a bit spooky-ghosty rather than scary-daemony.

Aw, I liked the ghosty faces... :cries:

Paint it all swirly/smoky! But not gassy. That would be Max. :p

Discover&See
13-09-2007, 17:50
the sword is looking nice, good GSing there and the lord is looking nice so far keep up the good work!!!!

Best regards
Discover&See.

CaptainSenioris
18-09-2007, 12:39
They're looking very good, it's been such a long time since I was in GW I've not kept up on what everybodies been doing.

Your Abbaddon got the crazy magnets treatment as well?

Weregerbil
18-09-2007, 19:09
OOOO painting stuff are we, looks nice anywho.

Palatine Katinka
20-09-2007, 01:21
First off, thanks to everyone who's recently posted, sorry for not updating more often. To Captain Senioris, yes more magnets. As to Drach'nyen, the faces are all done now. Next up is the spiky bits near the hilt and the daemonification of the hilt itself, I'm considering a basket hilt melding into his arm kinda thing. Now, here's how the painting is going, Horus version. Yes, I know Horus doesn't have a top knot and wouldn't have a Tyranid head but it's primarily Abaddon, the Horus arm was just a quick way of getting a Horus for GW Edinburgh's Siege of the Emperor's Palace game on the 29th.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/BigBadManinArmour4.jpg

Next, back to what I'd originally planned to be getting ready for Apocalypse before the temptations of Chaos came along. I got some bikers built! Here's the "command" squad, still have to add three regular bikers, 2 with plasma guns, to finish this squad.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Ravenwingcommandapothecary.jpghttp://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Ravenwingcommandsergeant.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Ravenwingcommandcompanystandard.jpg

The standard bearer needs a base to stop him leaning like that, or to be constantly turning right. I was hoping to not need bases for my bikers but I might have to make some. Unfortunately, they'd need to be 60mm long to fit properly (I think cavalry bases look to short) and I don't like the 'half a 25mm at each end of a cav. base' method. 60mm circles would be too wide. Anyone know where I could get eliptical bases?

Arhalien
20-09-2007, 11:57
Horus is looking great; lovely work :)

CaptainSenioris
20-09-2007, 15:18
Ah now the mace makes sense, all nice work, I may be able to free up a biker base if you like?

Toschenko
20-09-2007, 15:30
Horus looks amazing. Great work!

The biker command squad is ace too, especially the apothecary (sp?), but I'm not too fond of the banner: since you clearly have the skill, why don't you sculpt a floating one? That which comes out of the box is too static to be beared by a insanely fast running biker in my opinion :p

Toschenko

Shadowphrakt
20-09-2007, 18:23
that horus/abbadon looks awe inspiring! cant wait for me army to get the s*** kicked out of it by him!!!
and i like the banner bearer too. much better than the conversion on tinterweb.
good work, keep it up!

Palatine Katinka
21-09-2007, 02:15
Cheers guys. I like the banner the way it is, the slight curve in it and the tilted angle he's holding it at give some impression of speed. The next step with it is to decide on and sculpt the design that'll be on it. Still have to finish the Deathwing banner sculpting... Looks like tomorrow may be a green stuffy day! On the matter of bike bases, I have plenty of cavalry bases, they came in the three big boxes that all the bikes came in but thanks for the offer Cpt. Senioris. Unless you are talking about the (possibly mythical) oval bases I'm looking for?

the varks
21-09-2007, 06:12
im 70% sure micro arts studio ( or whatever its called(hothwerth has something to do with them)) do oval bases specifacly for bikes. or you could do the gw method of putting the end of two 40mm round bases on a square 40mm base.

Marco

natedogg710
21-09-2007, 10:51
I use the GF9 oval bases. They work well and they are magnet too (although I don't use them for the magnets).

CaptainSenioris
21-09-2007, 11:51
Nah I've only got the cavalry style ones.

Just noticed the raven on the sergeants shoulder...Awesome.



That Raven's gotta have some strong claws

Palatine Katinka
21-09-2007, 16:23
I use the GF9 oval bases. They work well and they are magnet too (although I don't use them for the magnets).

Cheers. Do you have a pic of a Marine Bike on one so I can see how big they are? The GF9 site didn't list measurements for them. :(

natedogg710
21-09-2007, 18:47
Cheers. Do you have a pic of a Marine Bike on one so I can see how big they are? The GF9 site didn't list measurements for them. :(

The only pic I have with the bases on them is this one:
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/natedogg710/000_0145.jpg


It's tough to tell with the angle of the picture, but the bases fit the bikes almost perfectly. Hope that helps.

Palatine Katinka
21-09-2007, 19:05
Cool, I may have to order some of them. I'll need enough for 18+ bikes though...

The Cynic
21-09-2007, 22:06
They are pretty nice bases, and your stuff is pretty good.

jon23516
24-09-2007, 15:11
I was hoping to not need bases for my bikers but I might have to make some. Unfortunately, they'd need to be 60mm long to fit properly (I think cavalry bases look to short) and I don't like the 'half a 25mm at each end of a cav. base method'. 60mmm circles would be too wide. Anyone know where I could get eliptical bases?

Another option are pre-done bases the same size as GW's custom bike bases online:
40mm x 80mm "pill" shaped.

LitkoAero has a set designed specifically for Ravenwing squads (6 bikes+1 Attack Bike):
http://www.litkoaero.com/page/LAI/PROD/MB_Bike/B001
http://www.litkoaero.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/B001_250wide.jpg

Personally, I think the 40x80 is too large and have hand-made a couple of 30x60 "pill" shapes which I like better.

I didn't think I'd like Natedogg's ovals from gf9 but they could grow on me. I might have to consider those before I hand-make 18+ 30x60's for my own Ravenwing force.

Back to Litkoaero's product, I also don't like the 80x80 square for the Attack Bike. The whole set seems like it would hamper the number of bikes you could get into combat thus reducing their on-table effectiveness. Never mind the aesthetics.

Good luck and good work.

Jon

Weregerbil
25-09-2007, 18:22
Soooo any more paintin gdone yet?

Palatine Katinka
26-09-2007, 00:55
Well... Not got as much done as I would have liked. I picked up Lucius and Huron because they are cool models, assembled them today, who knows when they'll see paint. I did some more painting on the Big Bad Man in Armour and sculpting on the Drach'nyen arm and Deathwing Company Standard.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/BigBadManinArmour5.jpg

This is pretty much finished, just basing and touching up to do.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/BigBadManInArmourDrachnyen2.jpg

Need to finish to spikes at the base of the blade, greenstuff on the last one and cutting/filing all to shape. Also need to sculpt over the wire coming past his hand as a crazy daemony tendril guard.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCompanyStandard2.jpg

Need to sculpt wings and legs onto the angel, rubble in the sky above him and the other half of the broken sword beneath him.

Discover&See
26-09-2007, 01:57
looking really nice, chaos lord is very well done!! great job there:cool:
the sword is awsome nice GSing like everything about it very chaosy!
the banner is iteresting too good start! can't wait to see it finished!
keep up the good work!!!

Best regards
Discover&See.

konrad
26-09-2007, 06:55
Curse your mad greenstuff skills. Curse them i say.

CaptainSenioris
26-09-2007, 07:27
Wow that banner is gonna look fantastic, great work

Toschenko
26-09-2007, 08:45
I love more that sword every time I see it! Great work!

Sculpting banners instead of painting them freehand is a great idea: now, if only I had half of your GSing skills :eyebrows:...

Keep up the good work

Toschenko

Shadowphrakt
26-09-2007, 15:37
love the sword man! and great paint job on abbadon/horus. this is a good log

R3DM0H4WK
30-09-2007, 00:51
So whats going on with the modelling im quite interested in the biker command squad, as it has made me consider making one myself

edit: i've started making a bike command squad myself basically thanks for the inspiration, also a quick note on the banner, why dont you try heating the plastic up with hair dryer and bending the plastic, i personally cannot do this as i have neither the skill or a hair dryer

Palatine Katinka
06-10-2007, 22:35
Well, another weeks gone by...

What have I done... Sadly, taking pictures is not something I have done!
Start of the week I was in a bad mood so didn't get motivated to paint and played computer games and/or watched cartoons instead.
Later in the week I got some more sculpting done on Drach'nyen and the Deathwing Company Standard. Drach'nyen is getting spikier and the hilt is starting to take shape as a strange tentacly twisted growth around Abaddon's hand while the banner has most of it's details done.
Also got some more bits painted on Belial's varient arms and Sammael's Landspeeder.

I'm going to be in Belfast next week so wont have time to paint or post pics for a while. Hopefully I'll have some progress worth posting up in about a week and a half.

Palatine Katinka
24-10-2007, 20:24
Well... I'm back from Belfast now. I wasn't in the mood for painting for a while so I haven't got much progress done recently but... I did get myself a Baneblade which shall be converted in honour of the great Tank Girl.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/TANK1.jpg

I still need to add some gubbins and do some greenstuff work on Tank Girl herself but the basic structure is assembled.

I also went to the trouble of drilling out and pinning the hinges on the turret hatches and the maintainence hatches at the back, so here's some pics of them.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/TANK5.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/TANK3.jpghttp://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/TANK2.jpg

If you're wondering why some parts have already been partially sprayed, I wanted the weapons to move without leaving exposed bits when they did, so I sprayed them before fitting them in.

Shadowphrakt
24-10-2007, 21:04
dude, awesome! but WTF with all the drilling of the hinges!?!?!? i mean, alright its cool but why? oh right. i just answered that. cos its cool. anyway good job!

Palatine Katinka
24-10-2007, 22:07
It winds up Max no end. He's the self proclaimed tread-head yet he didn't do any funky stuff like that! With such a centrepiece model, you have to go to town on it to do it justice. The sponsons and side armour plates are all removeable. If I ever get round to making a Slaaneshi super heavy sonic tank I'll be able to add extra sponsons and/or replace armour plates with damaged ones when it loses structure points. :D

MF3000
24-10-2007, 23:41
Tank Girl! Sexy!

sj

konrad
25-10-2007, 06:55
Yoy a crazy fool yo. Awesome tho.

andymeechan
26-10-2007, 08:20
For more sculpty banner ideas, the top of this chaps Shrine is neat:

- z11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=7873

And this guy made bike bases the way I was pondering:

- warseer.com/forums/general-project-logs/87490-this-week-i-have-mostly-been-painting-39.html?highlight=katinka

Removable side panels? You magnetic freak-monkey!

Palatine Katinka
26-10-2007, 12:43
That shrine is pretty cool.
I've seen the bike bases before but I don't like the flat sides, I want ovals like the LotR Mumak and Dragon but smaller. I was hoping to not need bases but the Standard Bearer does lean alot without one.
The side panels aren't magnetic, they just hook on. Glue the top and side into an L shape and trim the blocks off the back of the side panels. The top panels have a square bit underside that holds it in place.

andymeechan
27-10-2007, 10:49
I suppose you could make one by blending a 60mm with the 40mm, but the time it would take... just buy them!

I didn't mean the panels were magnetic, rather that YOU were a magnetic freak-monkey. Sheesh! ;)

Looking forward to seeing that finished sword for Abadabadoo.

Palatine Katinka
01-11-2007, 22:42
Did some more work on my Deathwing today, after building three movement trays for five-wide cavalry because my mate needs them for the GT on the 17th. Had a look at Abaddon's sword and didn't like what I'd done with the hilt so far so I'll have to chop some bits off and add more. (The last pic of it isn't up to date by the way.) Anyway... Piccy time!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCommandMooks.jpg

The two normal guys from my Deathwing Command Squad, the assault cannon and the first casualty. Sorry, dude, but it's true though.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCommandSergeant.jpg

The Sergeant for my Deathwing Command Squad.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCommandApothecary1.jpg

Two angles of my Apothecary, who the first guy above has to rely on.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCompanyStandard3.jpg

Finally, the Deathwing Company Standard Bearer, with detail of the Standard and his Watcher in the Dark storm bolter porter. Yeah, I missed a bit. The pauldron was possibly going to have heraldry on it and thus not need to be basecoated Snakebite Leather, then I forgot that idea and painted all the others, even went to the trouble of picking it out on the Apothecary, didn't notice until I looked at the pics on the PC!

Ive finally found inspiration for the Ravenwing Company Standard now. A Dark Angel holding a pair of swords (same pose as my Alisha model, shown earlier, now I think about it) over flames, with a raven flying on each side, between his legs and swords. If you're not sure what I mean, check the picture on p17 of Codex: Dark Angels, the design on the biker's banner in that pic.

Arhalien
01-11-2007, 22:54
That standard looks very nice; excellent sculpting :)
Is the weatherbeaten look to the armour intentional or is it just because the model is WIP?

Toschenko
01-11-2007, 22:55
The terminators are awesome, both the sergeant and the apothecary are massive and awe-inspiring. The casu... the normal terminator is a bit static compared to the others, but I guess it's ok (he's going to leave the battle early after all :eyebrows:)
I really like the standard, lovely execution and perfect theme for dark angels (the guy holding it seems to have had a bad day though, is he looking downwards?). I look forward to see it painted.

Toschenko

Palatine Katinka
01-11-2007, 23:08
That standard looks very nice; excellent sculpting :)
Is the weatherbeaten look to the armour intentional or is it just because the model is WIP?

Cheers and, yeah, WIP, just a Snakebite basecoat for the Bleached Bone so the recesses are the important bit to cover at this stage. ;)


The terminators are awesome, both the sergeant and the apothecary are massive and awe-inspiring. The casu... the normal terminator is a bit static compared to the others, but I guess it's ok (he's going to leave the battle early after all :eyebrows:)
I really like the standard, lovely execution and perfect theme for dark angels (the guy holding it seems to have had a bad day though, is he looking downwards?). I look forward to see it painted.

Toschenko

The normal terminator has the most static leg set from the sprue, his only funky bits are the pauldron and the FW shoulder pad. I think the standard bearer is looking down! If I remember correctly, he was the first one I gave the hooded head to and I didn't get it to fit as well as the Sgt. and Apothecary. I think it's ok though because he has the stepping forward legs so it looks like he's marching forward, holding the standard high, to me anyway...

Thanks for the fast replies guys! :D

Catferret
02-11-2007, 04:55
I hadn't noticed the beard and stuff on the sergeant before... Always hiding things from me! :p

Shadowphrakt
02-11-2007, 07:07
that is really nice sculpting, good work! The sergeants beard is excellent and just great sculpting on the banner.

CaptainSenioris
02-11-2007, 08:59
Those terminators are looking great, especially likeing the conversion for the sergeant's head and is that a different sword?

andymeechan
02-11-2007, 09:31
Looks like you're going for cream/bone robes. I assume you've thought about green robes for the 'negative' of normal DAngels then discarded the idea?

konrad
02-11-2007, 10:59
Those terminators are looking great, especially likeing the conversion for the sergeant's head and is that a different sword?


Looks like the Company Champion Sword yo.

Palatine Katinka
02-11-2007, 22:27
Thanks for the compliments about the beard, all four Sergeants have some kind of converted hair. It is the Company Champion sword, Deathwing don't get a Company Champion but I thought the first squad sergeant would be the closest thing and swords are quite important to Dark Angels, I wanted his to be different from the other Sergeant's power sword. As to the bone coloured robes, I did consider dark green but thought it wouldn't work for the Librarian (who'll be in blue armour) so went for a different base colour to make the robes subtly different. They'll also have decorated trims on the hoods a la the hood on ther cover of Descent of Angels.

Shadowphrakt
02-11-2007, 22:30
Don't you have a sergeant converted to look like Mr T, or is that just me being silly?

Palatine Katinka
02-11-2007, 22:41
I do, the guy with thunder hammer and storm shield. There's one slightly Wolverine style hair and, you guessed it, lightning claws! The final one has the non-hooded head with short hair from the Dark Angels Veteran sprue but with a little chin-only beard, he has storm bolter and power sword.

konrad
03-11-2007, 09:30
I pity the fool who defy the Emperor.

andymeechan
05-11-2007, 08:00
"I ain't gettin' in no drop-pod!"

The_Dark_Raven
05-11-2007, 08:37
i can't belive i missed this!

great work and some master skills shown thus far, can't wait to see some more updates

Palatine Katinka
07-11-2007, 01:38
Splashed some more paint on the Terminators, a few more bits are black than in the pictures above, nothing worth taking pictures of.

In the meantime, look over there! A High Elf! (Katinka hides until more painting is done on the Terminators.)

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Caradryan.jpg

MF3000
07-11-2007, 05:29
Zomg... that is beautiful! I just don't like the green base sides... but that's just me so you can throw sharp things at my direction after that comment.

Great work!

sj

The_Dark_Raven
07-11-2007, 07:48
sweet high elf, i am in the same way with MF on the bases. I feel that brown or black are the only colours that really show off i model green seems to make a models base too out there.

But thats just me

Toschenko
07-11-2007, 08:57
The halberd blade is brilliant! Great shading, I'm liking it a lot. An overall fantastic mini, but maybe the red robes would benefit of a little more highlighting (or shading), they don't seem to fit the rest of the paintjob (although the pic is quite dark, so I could possibly be wrong)

Keep up the good work,

Toschenko

LittleLeadMen
07-11-2007, 14:31
Do you have any more WIP pics of the greenstuff sculpt on your deathwing banner? It's really great. :)

Palatine Katinka
07-11-2007, 22:40
Thanks for the comments guys, came somewhat unexpected, thanks! :D

The plain base has kinda become tradition for my elves. The Dark Elves needed based quickly so I did them with flock and patches of grass, for speed. The Camo Green edges then make the model blend into plain GW grass mats, which are what I normally play on. It grew on me and then I continued it on the handful of High Elves I've actually painted. The red is fairly flat, almost deliberate. I wanted a very vibrant pure colour so its just Blood Red on a white undercoat with some coats of red ink. I like it though. With other High Elves it contrasts the white/silver well, Caradryan's got alot more gold than I'd normally do. The halberd was an experiment that seems to have worked. It's supposed to be magically burny so I went for the style in which I do flame (bright yellow through orange/red to a touch of black at the tip) but with metallics, Mithril Silver at the base, Burnished Gold/Shining Gold/Brazen Brass and Tin Bitz at the top. This is repeated on the pheonix in front of his legs but it doesn't show as well because of the straps across it.

The Deathwing banner is still currently plain white, I might get some work done on it thursday/friday and get pics up if I do.

andymeechan
08-11-2007, 07:54
Yo! The Caradryan model is better IRL and the metals do look fab.

Suggestions: #1 a bit of cold or contrasting colour wouldn't go amiss; perhaps some green gems? The model's great an' all, but is a bit... red. (Okay, he's a Pheonix Guard :P )

#2 Now that you don't have to base the Dark Elves, why not take the opportunity to develop a new basing style. I still like the Camo Green edges, but the flock-only gaming-standard lets your models down. Roll out the turf. And rocks. And clump foliage. And... you get the idea.

Cheers 'ears.

Andy (CamRB - Campaign for Real Bases ;))

Palatine Katinka
09-11-2007, 00:19
I'm happy with flock and grass for the elves, and prob'ly eldar, as they should be fighting over lush verdant lands in my opinion, places worth fighting for. Also, it does look good when they are on a standard green table, not moving their own little piles of rocks or worn patches of earth with them. Other armies get more interesting bases, such as the snowy bases my daemons got and the more rubbly bases I plan to give my Sisters.

andymeechan
09-11-2007, 08:15
You thought about adding clump foliage, or trying out the darker static flocks?

It's likely you have, you magnetic freak-monkey! Meh.

Palatine Katinka
14-11-2007, 11:09
Not much to add today, haven't finished another model yet but I did some more work on the Deathwing Standard

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCompanyStandard4.jpg

It still needs some layers of colour added to it and the Marine holding it needs a lot of work. I may get some more done today if I don't procrastinate too long!

CaptainSenioris
14-11-2007, 11:45
That looks awesome. Keep it up

Shadowphrakt
14-11-2007, 17:01
wow. superb. good work! keep it up!

Palatine Katinka
15-11-2007, 01:07
I didn't get much done today due to hangover and lazyness. See if you can spot the difference. :p

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCompanyStandard5.jpg

Kasrkin 666
15-11-2007, 01:20
The building got somewhat highlighted, right?

-Sunny:D

Palatine Katinka
15-11-2007, 01:40
Yeah, not as nuch as it looks there though, the camera exagerated it somewhat. The sword, purity seals, scroll and sky all saw a lick of paint too. I started work on the armour but not enough to warrant showing.

Maleagant
16-11-2007, 05:18
You're stuff's really cool - good work.
I'm in the same boat...I have tons of mini's which I love to model and assemble...but I hate painting - even though I'm actually decent at it.

Again though, cool conversions!

CaptainSenioris
16-11-2007, 07:39
Just curious what is that banner meant to be depicting, I've never really thought about it till now.

Wow someone pinched my old avatar! ^^

andymeechan
16-11-2007, 09:09
Some angel dude is sunbathing on a rock, minding his own business and juggling 7 rocks one-handed, when ZAP! one of the rocks blasts off into space to explore.

It's a metaphor.

If you have to ask, what it's a metaphor for, well, jeez...

See you Saturday Cap.

PS Lego Chaos Dreadnought (http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=21531&id=/user_brickshelf_resized/gallery/Jerrec/Wh40k/chadread/cd001.jpg)

Cirrus the Blue
16-11-2007, 09:39
Since I started posting here folk I know (face-to-face) have told me I should start posting pics of my models. Also, I could do with something to encourage me to paint more so here goes...

Sooo.... Where to begin... Here's a list of stuff I need to paint, sorted by game, with description/approx. points of what needs painted/completed:

Warhammer 40,000
Dark Angels (Deathwing 1500, Ravenwing 1500 and assorted extra stuff.)
Sisters of Battle (1500, about a squad done.)
Chaos Space Marines (1500, couple of squads done, needs a lot of reworking.)
Eldar (1500, not even fully assembled.)
Baneblade (Conversion of plastic one, inspired by Tank Girl)

Warhammer Fantasy Battle
Dark Elves (Some stuff needing finished, couple more units to add)
Hordes of Chaos/Daemonic Legion (2000, two dozen daemonettes done, a lot to go.)
Wood Elves (Just some nice models, not an army, yet.)
High Elves (Nice models and completes the elven trilogy)

Lord of the Rings
Rivendell (A selection of Elf Warriors and other nice models.)
Moria (A few Cave Trolls and a Balrog.)

Necromunda
Spyrers (Matriarch and Patriarch.)

Warmaster
Dark Elves (Couple of units, almost complete actually...)

Battlefleet Gothic
Dark Eldar (4 cruisers and 12 escorts.)

Mordheim
Undead (Dregs, Zombies and a Dire Wolf to paint.)

Legends of the Old West
Lawmen (Mostly unbuilt, mostly to be converted.)

Warmachine
Khador/Mercenary (Got them as pretty models, don't really play it.)

Then there is random display stuff...
Gotrek, Felix and friends.
54mm Reaper models I got because they look cool.
Daemon Prince based on my flatmate Konrad.
...Other stuff I can't remember just now, but if I do remember I'll add it and if it gets painted I'll post it here!

Will I get it all painted before I die?

I would say that easily you should be able to get the LotR, Warmaster, Necromunda, BFG, Mordheim, and Warmachine along with your random figs finnished within the next year and I'll explain how.

It is a widely known fact that LoTR is the most effortless and fast game to paint full armies for and I would be surprised if you couldn't get all of that finnished by the end of 2007 even with casual work and having taken a peek through your pics in this thread being well above the average. :D

Warmaster is pretty close to Epic in the style of painting which honestly is very easy to assembly line paint even if you've got hundreds of troopers. The lack of needing to paint any sort of gemstone or facial expression (among other such aspects of super detail) makes this game a breeze to paint armies for.

The 'gang' choice you've chosen for Necromunda is a great one for getting things finnished for the obvious reason you only have 2 to 6 figures in total (assuming I'm not mistaken) and they're mostly different which makes them fun to paint as you get bored with one, but hey, you're finnished him anyway so move to the next!

Mordheim you have also chosen a great choice. Zombies are dead (excuse the pun) simple to make look fantastic with speed wet and dry brushing and everything else is minimal afterward.

BFG fleets besides the lights and dots which get insanely tedious are easy with a tank brush to fire off in an evening or two for most fleets that aren't Imperial.

And Warmachine as you said have strictly pretty models in your midst along with your singular figures for display, I would say paint one figure from that as casual enjoyment after each of the previous games I'd mentioned as a reward. I tend to do that with Confrontation figs in much the same way. :D Don't rush these if you don't need to though as you'll want them to look as good as you can make 'em.

After all of that, the list doesn't seem so big once you get down to the two 'Hammers, eh? A word of caution, however. Either start with the High Elves, Eldar, and Daemonettes, or finnish with them. You'll go absolutely bonkers with those and it'd be a good idea to do those when you have the stamina for smooth and perfect flesh/cloth (not to mention 40+ gemstones per figure on the blasted Eldar and High Elves...).

Don't worry, the Wood Elves are lots of fun to paint and will be a good break from all of that, even if you still need to be careful on smoothness. Greens are your best friend (Scaly as a basecoat for Summer is quite pleasant. :D). The end is in sight! Good luck!

- Cirrus

Catferret
16-11-2007, 12:12
Just curious what is that banner meant to be depicting, I've never really thought about it till now.

It's Lion el'Jonson after he's been beaten up. The Citadel of the Rock is being all brokenified by big *******' lasers and Chaos widgets. Sucks to be him.


Some angel dude is sunbathing on a rock, minding his own business and juggling 7 rocks one-handed, when ZAP! one of the rocks blasts off into space to explore.

It's a metaphor.

If you have to ask, what it's a metaphor for, well, jeez...

I just choked on my coffee damn it! :p

Palatine Katinka
16-11-2007, 20:38
Thanks for the support (new and continued). I think one problem is that I buy models faster than I paint them! I'm supposed to be focussing on getting the Deathwing and Ravenwing stuff done yet I bought Chaos Space Marine swhen they came out and now I'm getting interested in High Elves. At least Orks will give me a buying reprive, hopefully so will Vampires and then I'll be back onto Daemons. Of course, I will end up buying more Daemons instead of just finishing the stuff I have...

konrad
17-11-2007, 14:42
High Elves oh how wimpy :P

Shadowphrakt
17-11-2007, 15:57
High Elves oh how wimpy :P
They'd kick your ass. If they were real. And not made of plastic. And came from this world. And didn't have such sunken cheeks. I mean, i know elves have high cheek bones but come on!

Palatine Katinka
17-11-2007, 18:27
I'm avoiding most of the sunken cheek models. I'll prob'ly stop High Elves after 1000 pts because that'll get me all the models I like. I might go to 2000 pts just so I can use Teclis. :D

I got the horsies for the Dragon Princes built today. Not worth taking pictures and I prob'ly wont be doing much more painting/modelling until Wednesday due to work. :cries:

lolooo5
20-11-2007, 12:39
Nice Models! Keep the good work up

Silvereye
24-11-2007, 01:30
Just curious what is that banner meant to be depicting, I've never really thought about it till now.

As far as I remember from the old Deathwing expansion to Space Hulk, the banner is supposed to be the the death of Two Heads Talking calling down the Emperor's Wrath on the 'stealer stronghold on 'Plainsworld'.

From the Deathwing Ruelbook (translated via babelfish from a french website because I cannot find my copy at the minute)

"The fallen angel with the broken sword represents Two Heads Talking which calls upon the anger of Deathwing, the Emperor's stead, on the genestealer city. That east depicts by the fulgurating flash which destroys the remote tower. The motto on the top of the Terminator Cross translates as: "On the wings of death".

The electronic copy of the Deathwing rules are missing the page that explains the iconography on the banner.

Harry
26-11-2007, 21:33
Theres a lot of very nice stuff in this log but that banner is really something.

Palatine Katinka
03-12-2007, 21:24
Thanks for the support everyone! Thanks especially for the compliments about the banner, even if it's a cheat for me. Really, I'm better at sculpting than free hand painting! I've been incredibly slack recently and distracted by High Elves. Things I might post soon, if I finish them, include a Baneblade, Dragon Princes and Deathwing stuff. Speaking of Deathwing, here's another picture of the Standard Bearer now that he has some more paint on him. So close to being finished...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/DeathwingCompanyStandard6.jpg

I still have to decide how to base this army, bearing in mind that one half is bone and the other half is black...

CaptainSenioris
03-12-2007, 22:38
Fantastic...stuck for words otherwise.

Toschenko
03-12-2007, 23:23
He's looking beautiful, now that is painted your scuplting work pops even more. I really like that standard (as well as the guy who's holding it)

For the bases, why don't you go with a reddish gravel/sand, something like martian ground? It should tie with both colors

Toschenko

Shadowphrakt
04-12-2007, 06:11
That is awesome. The paint just shows how detailed and great the sculpting is.






*boing*

Weregerbil
09-12-2007, 11:21
Looking good there with the deathwing, did u manage to stop being all soggy last night then?

Palatine Katinka
09-12-2007, 19:06
No, I was soggy all night.

Now for a random question, all may seem clear later, after the chopping and glueing and sculpting flurry ends... Does anyone know how easy it is to cut up Barbie? Would a craft knife do the job or would a saw be better? Also, what effect would spray paint have on her hair and skin? Would it be safe or melty?

Shadowphrakt
09-12-2007, 21:00
From personal experience, a saw would be better. Like the razor saw from GW. Though i wouldn't spray. it might have the same effect as spraying a paint brush.

Palatine Katinka
09-12-2007, 22:44
I might remove the hair anyway, then test the spray on a random cut off bit of body to make sure it doesn't melt or blister it.

CaptainSenioris
10-12-2007, 07:44
So is Barbie going to be Fulgrim? Richard is making AngryRon from an action man, so this is merely a Poirot esk deduction.

Can't believe no-one asked:rolleyes:

Shadowphrakt
10-12-2007, 16:29
Richard is making AngryRon from an action man

I was talking to him about it in Wonderland today, and it sounds ace. I mean, really, really huge. Dwarfs any of the other primarch models i've heard of.

Palatine Katinka
10-12-2007, 19:15
Angron did become a daemon who dwarfed buildings so it's fair enough for him to dwarf non-daemon Primarchs.

I wasn't planning to make Fulgrim but that might have to be done sometime. I was planning to make some kinda counts-as-brass-scorpion Slaaneshi daemon thing out of Barbie and a Defiler with some extra bits added. Half mechanical walker/half happy daemon running across the battle field with chainguns blazing.

Shadowphrakt
10-12-2007, 19:24
:D A sassy scorpion of sorts. lol.

Palatine Katinka
10-12-2007, 19:46
Indeed. But not that Scorpiony. Just steals it's rules. She's going to be bipedal with wrist mounted guns and no tail. Prob'ly, if things go the way they currently are in my head...

CaptainSenioris
10-12-2007, 21:19
That's insane... you should do it.

Palatine Katinka
10-12-2007, 21:45
I have a spare Defiler kit sitting in the corner of the room from when I got the army set. I always thought something was wrong with the Defiler and was trying to think of a way to make it cooler, possibly just by lowering the torso a bit. However, then I came up with this mad idea, partly inspired by RedTerror's slaaneshi scorpion talk on his project log (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99834) where I said he should use Barbie bits on it. A quick search on Amazon later, short by price low to high and by the cheapest appropriate one. A Marvel tie in, Barbie dressed as Elektra, I didn't know such a thing existed, not that I have reason to. Hopefully I'll be able to get started by the end of the week.

Edit: I just reread RedTerror's log, I'd forgotten that I'd suggested his scorpion could be a 'sassy' scorpion. Did you remember that, Shadowphrakt, or was it coincidence?

Shadowphrakt
11-12-2007, 06:15
I just reread RedTerror's log, I'd forgotten that I'd suggested his scorpion could be a 'sassy' scorpion. Did you remember that, Shadowphrakt, or was it coincidence?

Yeah, that was a quote from that. I had remembered it because it made me laugh and was a good idea.

andymeechan
11-12-2007, 16:47
I've read a lot about car/auto spray, which will cling to anything. Perhaps using that, rather than GW spray.

There's also a latex-paint which is used to prime canvas. I think it's called 'acrylic gesso'. It goes on gloopy, but shrinks to give an exceptional basecoat. Cheap as chips too, but is a hand undercoat. (Although you may be able to source a spray; try Miller's Graphics on your lunchbreak.)

Both are getting rave reviews on other forums.

Palatine Katinka
26-12-2007, 22:04
It's been the best part of a month and still no pics to put up....
Hopefully I'll have something up by the weekend. If he gets based I'll put up a finished shot of the Deathwing Standard Bearer and his Watcher in the Dark stormbolter bearer. I might also get some pics of the High Elf army that has driven me to distraction. Maybe I'll get a Dragon Prince finished. Maybe I'll get a pic of a converted spearelf. The whole army is built and hopefuly wont take long to paint, being only 1000 points, you don't get many elves for that, if you take elite stuff...

the vicar
27-12-2007, 03:25
I can't wait to see it.

Catferret
27-12-2007, 07:39
I'll be back this evening so shall do my best to motivate you into finishing something. And by motivate, I of course mean irritate the crap outta you.

Your welcome. :p

andymeechan
27-12-2007, 08:40
Indeed. But not that Scorpiony. Just steals it's rules. She's going to be bipedal with wrist mounted guns and no tail. Prob'ly, if things go the way they currently are in my head...

Just had the image of a Fembot from Austin Powers...

Palatine Katinka
29-12-2007, 19:39
Painting got delayed this week due to work sending me to Livingston for Thursday followed by much drinking that night leading to Friday being a bit of a wasted day. Today, however, I started work on painting some High Elves, none finished, just kinda checking out how the colour scheme will work on the other units.

First up, the Spearelf champion. This still needs some highlights on the metal and gems, but gives an idea what they'll be like when done. Also needs the shield done.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/HelfSpearelfchampionrightside.jpghttp://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/HelfSpearelfchampionleftside.jpg

Here's the rest of the command with the initial ink wash slapped on along side the Shadow-Walker. I considered giving the Shadow warriors brown cloaks to be more stealthy looking but decided that I'd stick with the bright red. Means I'm less likely to forget about them mid game!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Helfgroupcomedy.jpg

Arhalien
29-12-2007, 21:33
Nice looking stuff; the colours are wonderfully smooth and clean.
Good work :)

(I'm ignoring the mess on the helmets as I assume they're still WIP ;) :p)

Palatine Katinka
29-12-2007, 21:37
Thanks. I find the white undercoat gives a really crisp look to the model. Good for High Elves in my opinion.

Yeah, they have some black ink slapped over a white undercoat which will then get chainmail put over it to look like the champion and then mithril silver highlights. Finally finished with a spray of purity seal. The champion still needs mithril and purity seal put on.

andymeechan
30-12-2007, 09:44
That Shadow Warrior really does have Hatred of everyone, doesn't he!

Harry
30-12-2007, 09:51
LOL

Your scheme looks great. I assume from the red we can expect a Caledor army?

A Dragon winging it's way in our direction?

Palatine Katinka
30-12-2007, 10:51
That Shadow Warrior really does have Hatred of everyone, doesn't he!

Yeah, I've spent too long on the Dark Elf rumour threads arguing over whether or not it makes sense to have units that hate themselves. That was posted just before reading part of 'Defenders of Ulthuan' in which a Shadow Warrior pretty much says that but in more words!


LOL

Your scheme looks great. I assume from the red we can expect a Caledor army?

A Dragon winging it's way in our direction?

The red is more because I like the colour than being a Caledor theme, although I do have a unit of Dragon Princes... I don't have room for a Dragon in 1000 points and don't currently plan to step up to 2000. I was tempted to do 2000 points so I could include Teclis because he seems awesome. Then I remembered I wanted to do this army just to paint some really nice models, not for in-game benefits so dropped the idea of Teclis and stuck with 1000 points. Once I get the rest out of the way I'd consider expanding to a Dragon and other stuff but its unlikely as I'll soon be getting tempted by the lure of Chaos and bring my Slaanesh Daemons back out. Also, I've already painted the new Dragon for the Edinburgh store, went for a slightly experimental colouring, wanted to see what a peach Dragon would look like.

Harry
30-12-2007, 11:11
How did it look?

Palatine Katinka
30-12-2007, 11:20
Ok, if you like peach. The rider ended up being a bit rushed as the dragon skin took so long to do. I'll try to get a picture of it up by the new year.

Palatine Katinka
31-12-2007, 18:58
I tried to take some photos of the dragon I painted but they came out terribly. I'll try again next year.

Played a game with the High Elves today. Lost horribly, thanks to a damn jammy White Lion Chariot! (Yes, it was a crazy Asur vs. Asur game.) But I took the opportunity to take some more pics of the army.

First up, the Mage (Alarielle, painted ages ago, done just as a nice model originally, needs details tidied up) and the spearelves (minus shields for painting) that she hides amongst.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Spearelves.jpghttp://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Alarielle.jpg

Next the Dragon Princes. There was also an eagle, six Shadow warriors and Caradryan leading some Phoenix Guard but they've either been shown before or haven't had anything done to them.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/DragonPrinces.jpg

Finally, the army I faced against. A hurriedly constructed list based around the thought "I like Chrace".

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/FatedesignsWhiteLionArmy.jpg

One of the Chariots managed to get a charge against the Dragon Princes, pursue into the Spearelves, get beaten, flee through my eagle, rally, kill my Shadow warriors, pursue into the Spearelves again and run them and the Mage off the board. Single-handedly dealing with everything except the Phoenix Guard.

konrad
31-12-2007, 19:04
Damn Chrace, Dragon Prices are looking sooper. There lances gona be bone or a off white?

Palatine Katinka
31-12-2007, 19:13
Damn Chrace, Dragon Prices are looking sooper. There lances gona be bone or a off white?

Pale wood/bone kinda colour. Like Caradryan's halberd shown previously. (If I can remember how I did that! :eek:)

penguin663
31-12-2007, 19:22
Those Dragon Prince's look ace your army and Dan's really make me want to get a High Elf army but then again people will acuse me of collecting all the newly updated armies, dam new shiny and fancy models:p

Shadowphrakt
31-12-2007, 20:16
Those elvses are really good so far. I really liked the look of Dan's army when he beat Tim today, something about it just screamed "ELVES!" really loadly and in my ear. But still....the red on your elves makes me wanna collect fantasy...

Good work!

biscuit
05-01-2008, 21:36
That shadow warrior is one angry dude! awesome! i lol'd! :D

high elves are looking great mate, keep it up!

Palatine Katinka
07-01-2008, 20:55
No news on the painting of High Elves sadly. Waiting for a day off work... I did mange to get a game against some of Catferret's Ogres today though. His trappers got man of the match for killing over half the Phoenix Guard (including Caradryan) where the Bulls (with Buthcer) and Ironguts (with Bruiser) had failed. Once again the Dragon Princes under performed, so many attacks... so few wounds caused... how?

Also took some pictures of old stuff. Mages painted for display at Edinburgh store back when they were released, sadly the elemental thing doesn't look as good in real life and for some reason the camera insisted on focussing on the Dwarfs in the background. :rolleyes:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/OldMages.jpg

Next up, the peach Dragon. The gems and details on the rider were rushed because the Dragon skin took so long to work up from orange. The rider looks really sickly, like the magic has worn him out. Not that was the intention, it was just rushed. Don't ask why hes' wearing yellow. I didn't know what to do with it, it started brown!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/DragonMage.jpg

Finally, my current project for the shop, a Ork Warboss in mega armour conversion, the Ork King!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/WIPOrkKing.jpg

Kasrkin 666
08-01-2008, 02:51
Wow, looking good. I, oddly, love the dragon!:D

-Sunny:eyebrows:

Catferret
08-01-2008, 10:17
Hail to Da King baby!

He needs a chainfist instead of a power claw...

Pfffft.

:D

Palatine Katinka
08-01-2008, 10:49
Thanks Kasrkin 666. I do like the Dragon, I'm just a little disappointed that it took so long I had to rush the end.

Catferret, does he also need to be sucked into a warprift created by the Nekronumikon to lead an Orc Waaagh! against the Undead?

biscuit
11-01-2008, 11:17
hmmmmm i have a fanatsy orc army that would benefit from a reluctant leader withchainfist weilding,sloggan saying,awe inspiring chin owning machine of death in a massive can! :D and the vampire counts are inbound..............oh the possibilities

CaptainSenioris
11-01-2008, 11:22
hmmmmm i have a fanatsy orc army that would benefit from a reluctant leader withchainfist weilding,sloggan saying,awe inspiring chin owning machine of death in a massive can! :D and the vampire counts are inbound..............oh the possibilities

Paul quit rambling and get back to your essays :p

Anaz
13-01-2008, 17:33
Those High elves are really nice looking! How you have done that white colour? It's really smooth and clean..

Palatine Katinka
13-01-2008, 19:34
White spray is the trick. Followed by a thin coat of Fortress grey to shade and touch up with layers of white.

andymeechan
14-01-2008, 08:05
Next the Dragon Princes. There was also an eagle, six Shadow warriors and Caradryan leading some Phoenix Guard but they've either been shown before or haven't had anything done to them.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/DragonPrinces.jpg

"It's not pink. It's a lightish red. (http://www.roosterteethstore.com/rt0033.html)" - Donut, RvB.

CaptainSenioris
14-01-2008, 08:17
"It's not pink. It's a lightish red. (http://www.roosterteethstore.com/rt0033.html)" - Donut, RvB.

LOL!!!

I second Milla's approach to white.

Catferret
14-01-2008, 17:22
He was light-reddening up some more elves today. He didn't have his camera though. No pics for you.

konrad
14-01-2008, 19:42
The Barbies have arrived finally yay. Crazy Elektra version.

Palatine Katinka
14-01-2008, 22:05
It was the cheapest on Amazon. Guess that licensed collector's piece didn't sell so well... i never knew she was into cosplay...

The chopping has begun but I now have to decide, 4 arms or 2? She'll have they defiler claw arms for definite but should she keep the normal arms as well or scrap them?

Cutting through her thighs was more difficult than I thought it would be... and damn she's creepy, staring at me all the time, with that permanent casual smile...

Catferret
15-01-2008, 06:14
Four arms. It's a Slaaneshy thing. I'd probably either remove the doll arms completely or have them merging like bionics with the mechanical ones.

CaptainSenioris
15-01-2008, 07:52
Don't let konrad near them or he'll be re-enacting small soldiers before you know it.

OT: Pix please

konrad
16-01-2008, 18:41
Hey you just went and put ideas in my head now. Maybe my ogryns can have a little r'n'r? hehehe

Arkzein
16-01-2008, 19:16
If you're ever stuck for pictures and your models are on display in the Edinburgh Store I could drop by it sometime (when I get a new tripod, my old one was trashed). I'm not a fabulous photographer by any stretch of the imagination however I have a fairly decent prosumer camera with a great macro function (Just below the DSLRs, Nikon Coolpix 8800) and can take a decent enough miniature picture with it even without ideal lighting (and Photoshop fixes that). The Dragon looks damned nice from what one can see in that picture though.

May as well ask this here too, and sidetrack another Edinburgh painter's thread *laughs* ;). I take it most of the Edinburgh folk are ELG members? I was holding off joining until I had my army painted (I've never fielded an unpainted model that I can recall) but after a year and only 10 finished minis I've had to give in. Is the club against allowing unpainted armies? As at my rate it'll be a couple of years before I've finished my 1500. Added to that I haven't played regularly since 2nd Ed, so would need a few slow intro games if anyone runs them. ;)

Palatine Katinka
16-01-2008, 22:50
Don't worry about using unpainted figures. A gaming club should be about having fun, not getting bogged down by excessive club rules. I'd offer to give you a game but I'm all booked up next week. Maybe Captain Senioris could could give you a refresher game? He should know what Chaos can do and make sure you don't forget anything, although he is on door duty next week... Konrad's out of town, Catferret would probably rave about barely knowing the rules himself if I suggested him... You could try popping a PM to andymeechan or biscuit (see a few posts up) and ask if either of them are available.

Also, GW Edinburgh doesn't require painted armies on club nights (6-10 every Tuesday for 16+'s) or the Apocalypse nights (one Thursday a month for over 18's, 6-11, this month it's on 31st) and the staff rarely enforce the rule outside club hours. As long as progress is being made it's cool. Even if it's slow!

biscuit
17-01-2008, 14:49
Yoyo! my ears burned there! :p i reckon captain seniorusnessism would be a good teacher, especially for chaos! andy would be cool too, but i don't know if he plays 40k (never seen him play anyways) but knows the rules. i'll give ya a game at some point though cause playin new people is always good! :D

now back on topic.................paint summit now so i can see more pretty pictures and develop my inadequate painter (and spelling) disorder! ;)

CaptainSenioris
17-01-2008, 14:59
Maybe Captain Senioris could could give you a refresher game? He should know what Chaos can do and make sure you don't forget anything


i reckon captain seniorusnessism would be a good teacher, especially for chaos!

:wtf:Holy roasted marshmallows I have a reputation and didn't even know it:D

I would be more than happy to give you a refresher game, I can make myself available for the 8.30 slot next Wednesday if you like? If you don't have a list for your chaos just bring what you've got and we can work on one together whilst I work the door.

Army's with un-painted models are more than welcome at [elg], I only get slightly miffed when really out of place terrain gets used on our lovely newly painted/textured boards, but that's just me being picky.

Arkzein
17-01-2008, 15:18
Cheers. Tuesdays in GW are out for me as I'm usually at something else from 6-9. (Mondays as well for that matter when Badminton gets going again) but 8:30 on Wednesday is perfect, gives me time to finish up a weekly meeting beforehand that usually ends around 5 or 6 and get home for something to eat before heading out.

No worries about lists/books etc. I've got Army Builder and everything from 2nd Ed. onwards despite not playing much (and never 4th), my only worry is whether or not some things I've ordered arrive before then (Especially Army Transport foam as otherwise moving the minis will be an utter bugger), but I'll knock up a list using what I have built at the time. Really I'm just looking to run through the mechanics of how everything works now so any models will do.

I'll try and arrive a bit early for a chat as you work the door with any questions I have after reading the rulebook again, at least I won't have the worry of spotting who I'm meant to be meeting! :p

Anyway, cheers again and I'll allow normal programming to resume on the thread. ;)

*edit* Oh, name's Aaron by the way, though I'm more than used to Ark by now. *laughs*

Catferret
17-01-2008, 17:36
I think I'll head along to [elg] as well next week to find out who Arkzein/Aaron really is. Also play some Necromunda...

As for normal service resuming, Konrad has taken the digicam on holiday so there won't be any pics of Katinka's models for a week or 2.

Palatine Katinka
12-02-2008, 01:06
Wow. It's been a while since I last put something up here. The High Elves have a bit more ink on them and hopefully I'll have some new pics of them to put up soon. If I get in gear with the painting I'll hopefully post fresh pics tomorrow.

In the mean time, here's the arms and legs for my first Defiler conversion.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Lilith.jpg

Here's some old stuff I haven't posted before, as far as I recall... First up, Skippy the Giant and his bestest friends, Dagron and Elfy Girly. :D

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Skippy.jpg

Lastly (for this post) a selection of pics of the Herald and Champions for the Slaanesh Daemon army I started last summer. I forced myself not to paint the Forge World Keeper of Secrets until the Daemonette units were finished. As you can see, Bastet (and a handful of others) are yet to be finished. So... The Keeper of Secrets, Mounted Daemonettes, Pleasure Seekers and Chariot all still need done. Then, of course, there will be the new stuff in April/May.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/DaemonetteChampionMeddly.jpg

CaptainSenioris
12-02-2008, 07:37
Those Defiler bits are looking awesome.

de Selby
12-02-2008, 13:30
*subscribes*

I've not been through this log before, it's all good. Particularly like the 'tower struck by lightning' banner, like everyone else. Looking forward to the barbie conversion too.


Cutting through her thighs was more difficult than I thought it would be... and damn she's creepy, staring at me all the time, with that permanent casual smile...

I've never connected barbie with Kevin from Sin City before, but now you mention it...

Palatine Katinka
13-02-2008, 04:53
I go tsome more work done on the High Elf Spearmen tonight, the front rank are looking almost finished! But not quite... Here's them with the Mage they escort.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Spearelves2.jpg

Also, I don't think I've shown the Phoenix Guard since the inking was done on them so I took a piccy. Then when looking at it realised that Caradryan's helmet has been chipped and I'll have to re-do the gem on the front of it... :cries:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/PhoenixGuard1.jpg

Arhalien
13-02-2008, 09:18
Very nice Spearelves. The red looks a bit flat, but everything else is very clean and very nicely done :)

Daniel36
13-02-2008, 09:39
Wow that High Elf guy looks WICKED!! The shading on the gold is awesome!!

But for such a talented painter, why on earth are you painting your bases green? It looks so... Plastic! Grass is green, yes, but dirt is more like brown... So I suggest painting your bases brown and then flock them with green grass...

I'd say your model would look twice as nice just by doing that...

Anyways, your paintjobs are awesome, so no comments there...'

EDIT: Just read through your post... I guess you gave your bases enough thought.... So sorry for pointing that out YET again....

Palatine Katinka
13-02-2008, 13:01
:D Yeah, the bases are a bit plain and the red is quite flat but... I like the vibrant red as it is and its only the elves that ended up being on such plain bases, kinda traditional now. My other stuff tends to be on soil with grass patches. I do feel that the plain green flock and grass works when on a plain green GW gaming mat covered table. The models look like they belong there rather than being separated by their own little border.

McMullet
13-02-2008, 13:47
That gold looks fantastic! I'd love to see some close ups of the Elves.

Keep up the good work!

de Selby
13-02-2008, 13:48
I like the red. Red HE look so fresh after seeing blue HE all your life. As for the base edge, I've always felt that this isn't supposed to be part of the model or its surroundings, just a necessary mechanical support, so any colour that isn't a distraction is fine with me.

biginbelgium
13-02-2008, 18:13
Those Slaaneshi daemons are very nicely done, good job on that spider like conversion.

Palatine Katinka
13-02-2008, 23:26
No High Elves today. Left them at home and did some work on Alisha while I was at the local GW today. For those who might have forgotten and don't want to have to go way back to find out whether or not I've actually mentioned Alisha before (even I can't remember whether or not I explained her), Alisha is a Chaos Sorceress in my 40K Chaos Space Marine army. She is based on the imaginary friend of Karen and Shellie Poole (formerly AKA Alisha's Attic). She has the appearance of being part angel and part devil (a 'dangel') and her personality is equally split between good/evil, kindness/mischief etc. For more information read the lyrics to the song "Alisha Rules the World" by Alisha's Attic or better still by the album of the same name, if you can still get it... Here's what the original character looks like again...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/Alishaoriginal.jpg

Originally my Alisha was going to be made for a 2nd ed. Chaos army but that never happened. Along came 3rd ed. 40K and Alisha MKI was made and looked fairly horribly by my current standards. I can't actually remember where the model is so sadly have no pics. Late 2001 I decided to redo the model as I revamped my Chaos army with the release of the newer Noise Marines. This is Alisha MKII...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/AlishaMKII.jpg

Looking back, I'm not happy with that and so I'm working on a third version of her. Also the Saint Celestine model and plastic pegasus wings became available and seem to be perfect for her! Here is the progress so far on Alisha MKIII (I highlighted the green bits and washed the skin bits today)...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Alisha5.jpg

Lastly, just because I can squeeze four pics into a post, here's a screenshot from Dawn of War of Chaos Cultists claiming territory in the name of Alisha and kneeling before a banner to her glory.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/Alishancultistsbowtobanner.jpg

Shadowphrakt
14-02-2008, 12:33
Woo! That be a groovy model Katinka! I was wondering what the Halo model was when you were taking photos in GW. Looks really small with the newer model.

Just realised that i forgot to initial my Gandalf yesterday, can i do it the next time i'm in?

Still, Great work! love how she is turning out.

CaptainSenioris
14-02-2008, 14:27
Lastly, just because I can squeeze four pics into a post, here's a screenshot from Dawn of War of Chaos Cultists claiming territory in the name of Alisha and kneeling before a banner to her glory.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/Alishancultistsbowtobanner.jpg

Lol. You drunk again?

Palatine Katinka
14-02-2008, 19:52
No! I was stone cold sober when I posted that (and when I took the shot!)

Today was a surprising day, I turned up at work to find out that the last day of my holiday was today not yesterday. So that gave me a whole day of painting without losing half the day to being too lazy to get out of bed in the morning! (Also , no Valentine's day lovin' for poor ol' single me, so nothin' better to do than sit in GW painting.)

Thinking that I was going to be working today and not have much time to paint, I had left my High Elves at home along with my Daemons (which I'm starting to think I should get back to painting, what with new rules forthcoming) so I ended up spending some more time on Alisha. Here's how she looks now...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Alisha6.jpg

Since I've only got one painting pic tonight and the Captain seemed to appreciate the previous screenshot, here's some more of my DoW art...

First up, one I did for Biscuit. A "Crucifiers" (Biscuit's own Chapter) Scout setting a banner bearing his well known war cry....

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/CrucifiersScoutssendingoutamessage.jpg

Second, "In the grim darkness of the far future..." there is still the Edinburgh League of Gamers...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/elgMarines5.jpg

Lastly, after being reminded of the awesomeness of Cobra in G.I. Joe (or more particularly, The Baroness) I decided to bring them into DoW with the simple application of a badge to Imperial Guard. Shame there isn't a hot female Comissar in glasses in the game...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/CobraKasrkin.jpg

Ravik
14-02-2008, 21:23
You really need to get to work on those daemons, especially that ForgeWorld Keeper of Secrets. Even I had more painted models than you yesterday!

Palatine Katinka
14-02-2008, 21:31
Atleast all mine were in one piece! :p

Arhalien
14-02-2008, 22:53
Ok, this is getting scary; the Edinburgh people are taking over!!!!11eELVENTEyeone!31!1 :p

Slightly more on topic: Palatine, how do you upload your own badges for DoW? (Althouhg given my graphics the badge hardly matters :rolleyes:)
Very nice work on Alisha btw ;)

Palatine Katinka
14-02-2008, 23:20
1: Make badge/banner image file to correct size and format. (64x64/64x96 .tga)
2: Put file in correct folder. (something like ...Games\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\Badges for badges. I'm sure you can guess the banners one.)
3: Fire up the game and it should be sitting amongst the other badges/banners in Army Painter.

For some reason I find the image always flips upside down. A problem easily solved by flipping the image file upside down!

For more info check out this (http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=148055). It'll tell you the details on how to create the correct file type including the option of transparencies and where to find a free image editing pack (GIMP) if you don't already have one capable of saving .tga files.

Come Soulstorm I'm going to have to move all those badge, banner and teamcolour files across...

Girathon
15-02-2008, 04:16
Very nice stuff here. Especially like the Celestine conversion (just because she is one of my favorite mini's ever). Wouldn't mind seeing some progress on those Dragon Princes though, I have 10 to paint but I cant seem to settle on a scheme.

Cheers,

G

CaptainSenioris
15-02-2008, 07:46
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/elgMarines5.jpg

LOL awesome. I hear that [elg] dice are Chuck Norris' weapon of choice these days....:p

I'm definitely willing to bet that Biscuit yells GET OFF MY LAND! whenever he captures a strategic point.

There does seem to be a lot of Edinburgh folk on here, there are even some I have never met.

Shadowphrakt
15-02-2008, 08:30
Lol. ELG to the max! Sounds awesome, wish I could come. Alisha is looking good in a paint wise meaning, and the screenshots just made me snort my coffee! Damn you!

@captainsenioris: I can just see Chuck Norris throwing an ELG dice through someones head...

Kasrkin 666
15-02-2008, 17:11
Those Phoenix Guard look great!:D

-Sunny:cool:

konrad
15-02-2008, 21:28
Atleast all mine were in one piece! :p

Haha Burn

Looking good there dude. I think i remember fighting against Alisha mk2. I think i hated her :P

Palatine Katinka
16-02-2008, 00:58
Very nice stuff here. Especially like the Celestine conversion (just because she is one of my favorite mini's ever). Wouldn't mind seeing some progress on those Dragon Princes though, I have 10 to paint but I cant seem to settle on a scheme.

Cheers,

G

Cheers for joining this ever maddening group! (Apologies if you've posted before, I don't recognise the name.) The Dragon Princes may or may not get some lovin' soon depending on how I feel when I've finished Alisha and the Spearelves. It'll be them, the Shadow Warriors, the Phoenix Guard or Daemonettes. There's a slim chance it'll be a Vampire next, every time I look at them I get tempted...


LOL awesome. I hear that [elg] dice are Chuck Norris' weapon of choice these days....:p

You know when they land in a pool of gore they will still be [elg] side up. I just noticed that the die on the Sergeant's banner is not [elg] side up! Andy, how did you get that picture of the die? They don't roll 2's!


I'm definetly willing to bet that Biscuit yells GET OFF MY LAND! whenever he captures a strategic point.

Actually, Biscuit is uncharacteristically quiet when playing DoW. Then, all of a sudden you realise that while you've been building up a decent force he's already taken out half the enemies by himself. (It's spelt 'definitely')


There does seem to be a lot of Edinburgh folk on here, there are even some I have never met.

You've probably met more than you think. The wonder of internet anonymity.


Those Phoenix Guard look great!:D

-Sunny:cool:

Thanks! They're far from finished though, that is just the ink base colours put on. The red needs strengthened, the silver and gold need applied and the woodwork on the halberds needs done, to give a shortlist.


Looking good there dude. I think i remember fighting against Alisha mk2. I think i hated her :p

Probably. In the previous Chaos Space Marine Codex she was fairly tooled and capable of taking on whole squads by herself. Frankly, that was silly. I'm happy with her just being a Chaos Sorcerer with Wings, Mark of Slaanesh and Lash of Submission in the new Codex. She's still powerful and tricksy without being ridiculously so.

Crisis_Core
16-02-2008, 08:11
Amazing thread mate, I especially love those HE of yours. Just wondering, whats the recipe for your gold?

cheers!

CaptainSenioris
16-02-2008, 09:13
Gah my internet based spell checkers are still following me...

I took that line out of my sig because it got quickly dismantled in the wastes. It was messy :p

Palatine Katinka
16-02-2008, 20:21
Amazing thread mate, I especially love those HE of yours. Just wondering, whats the recipe for your gold?

cheers!

Thanks! :D

On the High Elves it starts as chestnut ink over a white undercoat. On Alisha's halo it was Tin Bitz over black. Then Shining Gold, followed by Burnished Gold, followed by a Burnished/Mithril mix, all applied in fairly thin watered down coats. The finishing touch is a highlight of thin Mithril.

Girathon
16-02-2008, 21:42
There's a slim chance it'll be a Vampire next, every time I look at them I get tempted...

Yeah I'm the same way. I see the new VC and it automatically moves me away form the 1500 pt HE list I am supposed to have ready by March.

But I will say it again, Dragon Princes!!!

Cheers,

G

biscuit
21-02-2008, 21:47
hehe, @captain- funny you should say that, i do explain that my land should be vacated when i capture strategic points!

GERROF ME LAAAAAAAAND! Ahem

back on topic! sweet stuff dude, by your request, with regards to your unit champion........'silly catface!'

Palatine Katinka
27-02-2008, 02:55
It's been over a week since my last update and after a short period of illness and some time spent inefficiently trying to get stuff painted I've got some pics to put up. Bases are still needing finished, hopefuly that'll be done tomorrow if I remember to bring my basing materials along to the shop when I go in to do some painting/modelling.

First up, I did get distracted by a Vampire. I'm not planning to do an army anytime soon, just some of the nice models for display. I decided to paint Konrad Von Carstein in a different scheme to that used by 'Eavy Metal for a couple of reasons, one to see how he'd look not in red, two, to make the blood show up.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Konrad.jpg

Next, back to my current 'main project', the High Elves. I'm so close to getting the first unit finished, I just need to stay focussed and stop getting distracted by other models and the games going on while I'm painting! The front rank just need the bases finished, the back rank have started getting actual paint on them (as opposed to inks).

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Spearelves3.jpg

Lastly for tonight, Alisha. Again, the base needs decorated. I'd planned to use bits from the 40K basing kit on it but forgot to bring it with me so that'll have to wait until tomorrow. The symbol on the right shoulder is the Slaanesh symbol with 'aA' inside the circle ('aA' in a circle being the logo of Alisha's Attic). The green pattern down the swords is an attempt to jazz them up a bit since she counts as wielding a force weapon. Normally I'd do that sort of thing in blue but I didn't want to add a new colour to the model so continued the green theme. The helm on the base is white because I have an Order of the Sacred Rose Sisters of Battle army (white armour). I had considered painting it as her helm but then realised it can't be her's because it wouldn't fit over her horns!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Alisha7.jpg

Killshot
27-02-2008, 03:30
Wow, the green is amazing! Lovin' the HE too. Fantastic work.

Shadowphrakt
27-02-2008, 15:18
Mmmmmmmmm...........blood

Girathon
28-02-2008, 03:29
Fantastic work as usual PK. Any chance on letting us in on how you did the armour on Konrad?

andymeechan
28-02-2008, 06:47
I like the swamp effect surrounding the base of the vampire and Alisha :P

Palatine Katinka
28-02-2008, 11:31
Fantastic work as usual PK. Any chance on letting us in on how you did the armour on Konrad?

Quite simple really, Hawk Turquoise basecoat, mix in Bleached Bone for the highlights, keep going until you're almost using pure Bleached Bone on the very tips. The blood was then slapped on using a mix of Blood Red, Red Ink, and Flesh Wash. Approximately 1:1:1 but change the levels depending on shade and consistency required.


I like the swamp effect surrounding the base of the vampire and Alisha :p

Yeah, I lifted up the tile I'd been working on and underneath it was flooded! Guess it was still damp from getting washed the night before.

Palatine Katinka
05-03-2008, 20:54
Well, since the last pics, Alisha's base has some decoration and is almost painted and spear elves have painted and flocked bases because I got sick of doing woodgrain. Only three spears need it and a few other details need tidied and they're done. Except the shields, most remember to get the shields done soon. In the mean time I took a bit of a break to start the Shadow Walker who will be doubling up as an elf outlaw in a WFRP game soon.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Shadow-Walker.jpg

He still needs some work done such as the woodgrain on the sword handle and the lower half of the bow (cunningly hidden in this pic! ;))

Next up a sneak peek at the first model for posse for the Tale of Old West painters thread. Lucia the 'soiled dove'.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/Legends%20of/Lucia.jpg

Again, a couple of small details need done to call her finished.

Shadowphrakt
06-03-2008, 05:58
Fantastic work, really cool. Lucia looks really cool, muct remeber to stay out of her way. :eyebrows:
still, good painting.

de Selby
06-03-2008, 11:08
I like Lucia, and Konrad is nice in that scheme. He's the est of the new metal vampire sculpts IMO

Palatine Katinka
07-03-2008, 00:20
I was about to reach for the thanks button but... its gone!
Anyway, thanks guys.
Quick situation check: I'm still waiting on the rest of the Old West stuff to arrive, the next vampire I paint will either be Vlad or the female Lord, the spearelves all have shields and flocked bases now (just need to finish woodgrain and faces on 3 then decorate all shields) and, due to an upcoming vet's night campaign in Edinburgh, I may well start work on the Autarch conversion I was supposed to do ages ago. The next picture update will prob'ly be Monday evening.

Goruax
13-03-2008, 10:35
Aha, so this is where he's been hiding?
Well, no that I've found you...I must give praise and lots of it.

I am most definitely envious of your damned Green Stuff skills.
Love your work.

liamrob
13-03-2008, 11:31
Can't believe i didn't subscribe to this earlier. Bleeping amazing! Another log i'll follow closely!

Is that NMM on the phoenix guard captain thingo? What colours do you use if it is.

Catchya!

Boss_Salvage
13-03-2008, 14:17
Excellent thread PK, I too am amazed I'm not subscribed to this puppy!

Many many good things to be had in here, but wondering what happened to a few of my favs -- Any new work on Tank Girl? How about Abby with his demonic sword buddy?

- Salvage

Palatine Katinka
13-03-2008, 20:00
I am most definitely envious of your damned Green Stuff skills.
Love your work.

Thanks dude, feel free to ask for tips.


Can't believe i didn't subscribe to this earlier. Bleeping amazing! Another log i'll follow closely!

Is that NMM on the phoenix guard captain thingo? What colours do you use if it is.

Catchya!

Thanks. It's not NMM, that's something I have been meaning to try but not got round too yet. The gold on Caradryan was done from white with a chestnut ink wash. I think it was shining gold then highlighted with a little mithril/shining mix. The halberd was a little more complex because I wanted it to look like a cross between fire and metal (it does 'flaming attacks') so I darkened the upper parts using brazen brass and tin bitz while highlighting the lower parts. A quick spray of Purity Seal to finish stops the metallics from looking sparkly and helps bring the colours together.


Excellent thread PK, I too am amazed I'm not subscribed to this puppy!

Many many good things to be had in here, but wondering what happened to a few of my favs -- Any new work on Tank Girl? How about Abby with his demonic sword buddy?

- Salvage

Once again, thank you. Abbadon hasn't been touched for a while but he is almost done, I should really dig him out and get him finished off. I don't think I have posted up to date pictures, I didn't like they way the hilt was turning out, cut it off and tried again but I can't remember if I posted pics when I did that...
Tank Girl kinda stalled when I couldn't think where to put the clothes line. I also have to figure out how to make a fish tank. Then get it painted of course!

...And onto what I've been doing this week...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/VampireLady1.jpg

Started work on this vampire just because I like the model, curiously I thought she'd look awesome in green with red details. I seem to be in the midst of a 'women in green phase', Alisha, Lucia, this vampire, my Autarch conversion...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Autarchfront1.jpg

She's going to be from Biel-Tan, so, green. I've tried to fit all her equipment on which leaves her looking a bit cluttered and laden down but I think she's cute, not that that is a important quality for an Autarch...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/40k/Autarchrear1.jpg

Lastly, a couple of elven outlaw/highwayman types with repeater pistols purely for fun and because I thought the concept was awesome. I know elves aren't supposed to like blackpowder but needs must when the devil drives and all that jazz. (One of them might end up getting used as a WFRP character, not sure which.)

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Elthin-ArvinElves1.jpg

Count Sinister
13-03-2008, 20:14
Love those dark elf repeater pistol conversions, PK. And I agree - I think dark elves would use whatever works. I also think that they'd be attracted by the coolness factor of repeating pistols. In any case, the models look great!

andymeechan
14-03-2008, 07:53
... I think [the Autarch] cute, not that that is a important quality for an Autarch...

It isn't normally, but it is for one of your models :P

You won't be accused of being non-WYSIWYG at least! Perhap she needs retainers? (Hey man, a chance for yet more cute models!)

Nice work - looks better than you'd described on Wednesday night.

Mazdug
14-03-2008, 15:11
Could you take a few more pictures of the vampire countess, the lighting in that isn't so hot, and I'd really like to be able to see more of the details.
PS. Keep up the goodwork, your painting is awesome, I especially like your use of greens.

Harry
15-03-2008, 07:51
Love Alisha and Lucia and the darkelf highwaymen are just brilliant.

Palatine Katinka
15-03-2008, 22:40
Thanks everyone! I'll get some more pics of the vampire up once I've done some more painting on her, probably not until Wednesday. :(

The elves aren't actually Dark Elves, I haven't decided what colour to paint them but they're from Marienburg. They're from a line of elves that refused to leave the Old World (or Elthin-Arvin) during the time of the War of the Beard and the Sundering, like Wood Elves except they now live in larger cities of The Empire (and Marienburg, before anyone points out it isn't actually in The Empire anymore).
Kinda building my own 'City Elves' concept here, there's not enough Elves living in The Empire for an army but there is enough for Elf Quarters to develop in major cities and, in WFRP, most PC's are too young to have anything to do with the defining times in elf history so, if born in The Empire, maybe they have nothing to do with the three elf archetypes as defined by the WFB army books. Which leaves me free to break from the traditions of WFB Elves, hense Repeater Pistols and Empire style crux belt buckle.
I've always been told that Elves are distrusted in the Empire and sometimes get attacked by uneducated mobs. Enter these guys... Sick of persecution they do what they have to to defend the Elf Quarter.

Count Sinister
16-03-2008, 14:51
I had noticed the belt buckles, PK, and the background makes a lot of sense - sounds cool, in fact! Looking forward to seeing more models to fit into it!

colrex
24-03-2008, 15:19
PS. Keep up the goodwork, your painting is awesome, I especially like your use of greens.

Green is evil. bad green. bad.

One.Fit.Outcast.
13-04-2008, 01:07
Wow, you're like me and seem to get distracted by new pretty things to paint all the time instead of working on an army lol...

Palatine Katinka
13-04-2008, 19:21
Yeah, I'm now getting distracted by Daemons, so I'll be going back to painting them soon, might have a pic of a chariot to put up soon...

One.Fit.Outcast.
14-04-2008, 21:49
Haha fair enough, at least im being distracted by something constructive at the moment..assembling my 2250 points of empire...only 20 state troops (10 handgunners 10 halberdiers) left XD...then painting most of them though...
But yeah, good blog/log/general painting report thingy =]

DarkstarSabre
28-04-2008, 20:16
So having read through the entirety of this thread....

I want to move to Edinburgh. And think those Deathwing look beautiful.

Gah. Can't stay and post. Am being whipped by a paint monkey to paint more Sisters.....and then paint more Extinction Angels CSM.....and then paint Daemons.....

Also.....

I really freaking like those Deathwing.

Palatine Katinka
28-04-2008, 22:58
Thanks! Although moving to Edinburgh because of my (unfinished) Deathwing seems a bit crazy!

Shadowphrakt
29-04-2008, 06:04
Chuck Norris can prove hes not in denial...

DarkstarSabre
29-04-2008, 06:46
Sanity is for the weak.

Trust me. Hull got real quiet quick when people moved away after uni....

Shadowphrakt
29-04-2008, 15:25
'Lo. How is the Barbie hybrid coming along? Was looking cool, want to see it finished!
BTW, are you running the Apoc. game on Saturday? Cos if you are..can I gain overall control of the Imperial forces? I have some really cool tactics brewing in my noggin.

Palatine Katinka
30-04-2008, 22:52
Cheers 'phrakt. She still needs a ton of greenstuff work, maybe i'll get some of that done on Friday. To be honest I don't know who'll be doing what on Saturday.

Onto what's new...
My Chariot of Slaanesh was lucky enough to get some paint recently and finally I've worked up the effort to take piccies. Under the new rules for Daemons of Chaos, the two Daemonettes count as one Herald of Slaanesh.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/SlaaneshChariot1.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/SlaaneshChariot2.jpg

PS: This has been distracting me from painting/modelling recently. (http://www.bitstrips.com/user/11183/)

CaptainSenioris
30-04-2008, 23:02
That's looking pretty cool, are the daemonettes wearing gold armour or is it just bad light?

I may turn up for this apocalypse game, would I be restricted at all?

Cycorax
30-04-2008, 23:28
You've got some mini's here you should be extremely proud of, Subscribed!

Palatine Katinka
30-04-2008, 23:57
That's looking pretty cool, are the daemonettes wearing gold armour or is it just bad light?

I may turn up for this apocalypse game, would I be restricted at all?

They've had a coat of flesh wash put on and are waiting for highlighting so look a bit bronzed at the moment. They'll have the same pale skin as the rest of my Daemonettes when finished and white loin cloths/veils.

We've been telling people to bring upto 3000 points. Other than that no restrictions.


You've got some mini's here you should be extremely proud of, Subscribed!

Thanks!

Shadowphrakt
01-05-2008, 05:58
Cool chariot Katinka! Is looking really good. I love how the deamonettes are bonded together! lol. Bondage.

The captain mightbe in the apoc. battle? w00t! Imperial fists ftw! Down with the smelly chaos and their stupid dreams of boiling water above sea level.

I was taking about tactics to a few of my mates, and I said i was gonna try a Speartip-esque tactic, cos i've done it before and it works. Well. And then they said that I couldn't do anyhting attributed to a traitor legion so then we shouldn't use Chaplains. Word Bearers. And I am not keen to give up chaplains.

Can't wait to see more Deamons!

Boss_Salvage
01-05-2008, 12:59
Love the chariot, nice pose on the two chicas. Are they holding hands or actually bound together? The people must know!!

- Salvage

Goruax
01-05-2008, 15:02
Either they're holding hands or doing a wierd dance. Wouldn't put either past them TBH...

Catferret
01-05-2008, 20:24
PS: This has been distracting me from painting/modelling recently. (http://www.bitstrips.com/user/11183/)

Ooooh, there be a new one since I last looked!

Goruax
05-05-2008, 11:27
Just wondering, do you have any tips on how to model/paint battle damage without going overboard?
I don't like my Commander being so clean...even though he is shinyyyyyy.

Palatine Katinka
02-06-2008, 16:04
I'm back! I managed to find some time last week to do some painting and today got round to taking some pictures.

First up, Bastet the Alluress for my red daemonettes.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Bastet3.jpg

Also, Bastet along side her standard bearer, the musician from the pink daemonette unit and a couple of regular Daemonettes.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/ian_trudgett/WFB/Daemonettecommandgroup.jpg

They all still need their bases done and I might do something more to the banner, it's currently shinier than it looks in the picture because I used gold ink to do the symbol.

@Goruax: Not sure about the battle damage, not really something I tend to do. I'd suggest thinking carefully about where would be damaged first and start with those areas, be sure to stop after doing a couple of bits and then decide whether or not to continue. As to how to actually do it, start by painting black over the damaged area then use metallics so as to leave a black line around the damage. Without black line definition battle damage tends to look lame.

konrad
02-06-2008, 18:48
Ahh the misunderstanding of that muscians drum stick last week. Fun times, fun times.

Looking good matey. How much more of the Metal ones now?

de Selby
02-06-2008, 19:01
The freehand on the banner is very neat, is it deliberately feathered? Looks like it's burning gold.

Shadowphrakt
02-06-2008, 20:14
*grumble grumble, getting my **** handed to me, grumble grumble*

Nice painting dude.