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Made in au
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Dakka Veteran





Australia

Hey everyone, long time reader first time poster.

well, not a long time but some time my friends and I have just started getting into 40k and after viewing the many projects here, I thought i might put mine up for comment/advice.

a friend of mine who was already into 40k suggested that i go Imperial Fists. being innocent about the ways of yellow i thought "why not". so, i've started my army. here are a few of the pieces i've done so far; the photos may seem a bit haphazard as they were taken more to show friends than the internet.

after looking at the many awesome IF armies out there i decided to go with a Golden Yellow army as it kind of sat in between the sandy Iyander ones and the super bright ones (though they both look awesome). i also modified the look a little, changing the red chest aquila to bone. for me, the red and yellow were a little too much and i figured, with the Fists being so into scrimshaw a company with a bone motiff isnt too hard to believe?

i would absolutely love any comments or tips folks have - im really new to this whole painting thing. i know the bases arent done; trying to get the figures right first, then i will move to bases.

anyways, for what they are worth:

My first three sternguard:



another sternguard:



Terminator Sergeant WIP (Front)



Terminator Sergeant WIP (Left Side)



Terminator Sergeant WIP (Right Side)




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Made in gb
Stubborn White Lion





Gravesend Kent

Apart from needing basing they look perfect to me - be very proud!

"As a customer, I'd really like to like GW, but they seem to hate me." - Ouze
"All poletitions are upperclass idiots"
 
   
Made in nl
Regular Dakkanaut






awesome job on the yellow! and I like the contrast with the green and red parts!
   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

Thanks so much guys! i really wasn't expecting replies so fast!

yeah, i want to get into basing. you see so many good ones. i just thought i would start with the figures themselves as, well, you cant have too much yello right?

   
Made in nl
Regular Dakkanaut






I wouldnt worry to much about the bases. even if you would keep it simple your space marines would still look awesome!
   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

Yellow is one of the harder colours to get right on a finished and consistent level so to have such a clean and crisp end product is something to be very proud of... well done.

I'm looking forward to seeing this army grow as you complete more, as for the bases don't over state them too much let the miniatures speak for themselves, maybe a metal textured floor
like checkplating or gangway mesh.

Gangway
http://www.knightboatdocks.com/uploads/images/gangway-2.jpg

Checkplate
http://us.cdn2.123rf.com/168nwm/rustyphil/rustyphil0708/rustyphil070800178/1439784-large-image-of-old-weathered-and-grungy-diamond-plate-with-algae-starting-to-grow.jpg


 
   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

Thanks guys, its awesome you have taken the time to look/comment.

Santo, i really like the idea of metal plating as a base. only thing is, i've glued them to the plastic bases so i would have to paint the grate on and i honestly dont think ive got the skill.

i was thinking maybe gluing some sand on or something? future ones i might organise a more interesting base first, before painting. lesson learnt lol

   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

If you pop into a local hobby shop you can buy the grating for only a few dollars in sheets snip your guys off the bases (doesn't matter if the base gets holes in the top) trim the feet up and re-stick
them to the grating, then probably wash or paint rusting etc on the grates.

The grating comes in brass tin or plastic(white) normally.


 
   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

Cheers mate, will check it out for sure.

   
Made in ca
Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fantastic work. I myself am not a fan of painting yellow 'cause I just can't get it right but you have pulled it off my friend. Top notch, 8 thumbs up and a cupcake.

   
Made in gb
Powerful Orc Big'Un





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

These are lovely figures, loving the yellow on them. For a beginner in the hobby I'd say that you shouldn't worry too much about 'improving', you're already showcasing some great skills here. Looking forward to seeing more of your work...

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Stubborn White Lion





Gravesend Kent

If you want to base with sand - 5 simple steps
Glue the sand on the base with PVA - GW's is surprisingly one of the best and cheapest commercial modeeling sand suppliers.
Basecoat the dried sand with Scorched Brown - let dry
Overbrush heavily with Snakebite leather
Drybrush Bleached Bone
Glue on a couple of clumps of GW's darker green grass

This is the method ive been using on my Catachan: http://paintingservitorcommision.blogspot.com/

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"As a customer, I'd really like to like GW, but they seem to hate me." - Ouze
"All poletitions are upperclass idiots"
 
   
Made in gb
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





UK

I too am an imperial fist collector and think your yellow is great, very bright and clean. I'm guessing it is a think coat build up from brown?

   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

You are all too kind!

Optio, I will give that a go . You think sand and some grass will look ok?

Ceorron, I use the following recipe:

- prime in black
- base in iyander darken
- 1:1iyander and golden yellow
- Wash in gryohonne sepia
- shade recesses with devlan mud wash
- coats of thin golden yellow till I hit the tone.
- highlights in 1:1 golden yellow and skullwhite.

It's a bit of a mash together recipe from various dakka folks and some advice from my local GW guy.

Thanks again everyone for the encouragement and taking the time to respond. Hopeful will have more pics up soon

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Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

@- San76 - Just saw the flag next to your name, if your in Perth I can give you the name of a couple of stores that sell the grates


 
   
Made in us
Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot





Colorado Springs CO USA

Those look amazing. I noticed it didn't take long to slap some forgeworld kit onto the terminator.

I build fists as well and I go the hyper sunshine yellow color for mine. But I like what you've done.
The Bone looks good on the Aquila. I also like that you went with shoulder trim that isn't red. Too many of us, (myself included) have gone for the 3rd company and the red shoulders

If not for the mediocre who would be great, and thank goodness for those who are just terrible they make even those who are mediocre look great

May the Sons of Dorn forever be vigilant  
   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

@Santobell Hehe you caught me, I'm from Perth. Only store I know is stanbridges...def. up for tips.

@dalsiandon thanks so much mate. Hehe yeah, I actually ordered the forgeworld shoulders before I got the terminator. I'm a sucker for cool looking armor, found them while trawwling the internet for my new addiction and just had to get them. I'm glad you like them, and the bone. Been feeling guilt about not making them totally codex....

Have started painting a captain but I'm stuck at work :(

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Made in gb
Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries





Devon, UK

Very very good start chap. I am now following this with great interest.

BK

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Very nice so far. Subscribed.
   
Made in us
Widowmaker





Georgia

Very nicely painted, especially since yellow is so tricky.


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Tau Empire - 500pts  
   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

San76 wrote:@Santobell Hehe you caught me, I'm from Perth. Only store I know is stanbridges...def. up for tips.


Right well Perth city hobby would be your best bet matey, it's on murray street in the city not quite in the mall about two streets up next to a Wilson outdoor carpark and near sony central.
I don't think I have ever come out of that place without finding what I needed, they are also a top spot for pining wire and plastic card sheets and pipes.

Other than that Tactics in the dungeon under london court in the hay street mall is a good spot for alternative gaming systems tools basing kits terrain etc they have a good set of grating kits for bases there as well as just about everything else.

Other than that if you head to the Perth GW store and are in need of tips and it's not Sunday, ask for Stewie or Jake they normally come up with somthing and often know where to get it, tell them the 40k Skaven Airship guy sent you.


 
   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

Cheers mate, I will. I'm up on a trip for work atm but here are a couple more pics if anyone interested. I hope you like them.

Completed stern guard squad.



Sternguard and sergeant from AoBR



Terminator and rank and file from AoBR. These wrre.my first figures and I chose red eyes. Will have to redo, I think i prefer the green.



   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

Looking good mate and yeah go with green eyes.

I'll be passing those shops tomorrow, I pop in and have a look at what they have (need smome as well for the pimp my wiz 40k comp)
I'll let you know price etc.


 
   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

Many thanks mate, can't wait to get back in town.

   
Made in gb
Stalwart Space Marine





its weird because one of my mates on here had painted a random marine in yellow and white/bonewhite and it just looked excellent. white and yellow is a great mix, and you've proved that with these models. can't wait to see more!

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Wiltshire, UK

Very nice marines the yellow looks a lovely deep colour, the bone really ties in as well.

I'll be watching this blog

   
Made in nl
Regular Dakkanaut






Hey nice to see some more stuff of you. Still looking very nice!
   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

@ San - You mine working matey? or just working away?


 
   
Made in au
[DCM]
Dakka Veteran





Australia

Mine working :(

I have secreted a figure and some paints up here for the evenings but its been a shambles of s trip and I havent had a chance.

   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

Yeah I have a bunch of mates doing mine work of different types here and there, mostly up north based out of Broome or Darwin and Portheadland.

sheets of recut plastic card in the shape of grates (plain) $8 (from Perth Hobby)

Base cut sized grate style basing kits from 20 and up but it's all ready to glue and use (from tactics)

pinning wire was 55 cents

and plstic card sheets on their own were 4 dollars up to 8 dollars.


 
   
 
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