Today I'm breaking my rule of "one marine per chapter" for my Deathwatch army, and for good reason! I found the backpack banner that I painted for my very first miniature (homebrew marine chapter), so I am now working on a fancy Deathwatch Terminator to carry it.
I was going to paint Sableclaw Sammy this week but promised a coworker I’d paint his hero forge character. Got distracted and haven’t gotten Sammy past sub assembly, prime, and base. Maybe next week...
Was supposed to play 30k tournament but stomach bug stopped. Instead about 10h on these. Yellow, blue, brown and black highlights left. Then just eyes and base edges. Also worked on 2 shockjumps and 3 scrapjets
Starting actual painting of my Shadowspear stuff. I will admit, I wasn't a fan of Primaris stuff until I actually started working on it myself. If I could afford it, I wouldn't mind building a full Primaris modern army in Raptors chapter colors.
The spoiler below is a lineup of classic CSM, a Dark Vengeance Chosen, a Shadowspear CSM and Shadowspear Interceptor. Also have a few things in the background (mostly CSM( since the pic was taken on my painting table
Couple of games of SAGA, also picked up the Perry's "American Civil War Battle in a Box" box, which looks pretty nice - contents not being the expected "generic" models but the actual confederate models and unions ones they do, plus the more fancy ones.
Assembled doomsday ark, 3 tomb blades and 10 immortals to point I can start painting(lots of sub-assemblies and painting required). Also started working on first 5 bases to try out theme I want to run.
Started on skin for Cheshire and Talia in between working on some little bits on Damian Darhk and Liam Neeson Ra's. Just need to finish the black suits on them now, but will be working on Talia and Cheshire first
Built 75% of one road section and 25% of a second. First target is to build four sections to be able to cross the table. Then two cratered road sections to add variety, then two shorter road sections before attempting the three way T crossing.
Gonna prime 20 Slave to Darkness Marauders, prime 30 Slaves to Darkness Chaos Warriors, and possibly base-spray the Warriors black too. If I get to stop at the GW after work (questionable and unlikely).
Trying to work out how to arm 2x 5 man sternguards
Base models are 1998 vintage tactical squad (still on sprue), also have metal deathwatch stalker bolters but they are slightly smaller than the plastic ones so I want to put silencers on to make them a tad more beefy
been out and about so not too much this weekend, put the filler on the bases of some spearmen for SAGA and painted up the Riza ruins from Conquest, which are I have to say actually pretty nice when painted
So my buddy bought a Vindicator Laser Destroyer that was all janky, build bad and everything. I have been fixing it and turns out it's a recast. I don't like working with recasts wlcause who knows what is in it. But it's garbage but I got it to where the super glue dissolved and and know I'm rebuilding it.
Worked on Mortarion last night; base and two layers on the backpack fumes, based the scythe and Lantern, and did all non-detail work of the rocks he's on. He's coming along. Should have finished him ages ago, since he was a gift from my wife! He should have been the top of the queue!!
Played that game earlier today, which was a great refresher, but quite the one-sided slaughter. Dude at the store was cool about it though, answering my questions and giving great tips and advice, like using a Thundercoil harpoon on a Primaris captain, who managed to survive it through his Iron Halo.
I'm certainly motivated more than ever now to wrap up my Warden. Not that it'll see a game any time soon, but still great motivation.
Also got a Genestealer Cults Nexos and a pair of Ambots as gifts, not sure what I'll be doing with them, but I'm sure I'll think of someway to press them into service for my baronial court.
Assembled some easy-build plague marines and we ran the test game of the first 2 warhammer 40k conquest magazines.
The plague marine captain's plasma blew up first turn and I learnt Disgustingly Resilient apparently doesn't work for failed plasma rolls.
Still waiting for Dark Imperium to be delivered so I can get on with learning 8th edition.
Last couple of evenings I've been getting on with the Greenskins from Warhammer Quest (1995). Did the 6 Goblin archers last night and tonight almost finished the 6 Orc swordsmen, just their teeth and eyes to stick some paint on.
Nothing fancy, just basic colours and a couple of quick Citadel shade washes, i.e. a "good enough for the tabletop" paint job.
Only another 89 models (including doorways) and I might finish the set...
Built an Ambot, it's.. something? Not an amazing kit as some parts don't have great fits, but still some nice chunk to it. I'll probably use it as an alternative to the Bullgryn with shock maul and something shield for Halloween this year.
Also really pleased with how the Nexos conversion turned out so far, all that's left now is to remove the holographic display on the table and replace it with something less tactical, more maintenance looking:
Worked a little more on the Ur-Ghuls, I think I've found a nice scheme for them now.
Thanks. I was debating on it(and asked on the paint forum here with little help) but pulled the tricker. Figured it adds some pop over all that metallic blue. Seems to be working. Bit of pain to get there especially as retouching isn't easiest things with this but blue but...
Now need to get that gun done. That's the biggest thing that is left from done.
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Tyranid Horde wrote: Are Ambots worth the buy? I don't play Necromunda but what are they like for conversion potential?
I have seen some nice ork conversions as meganobz or warboss in mega armour. Not much cheaper than official models(if you need to buy bits more expnsive...) but if you like the look...
So a lot of things and very little. What I am doing is planning out my armies and stuff. So I have a Forum RP going even if it is a bit quiet with my 487th Cavalry, Wyrm Guard. Working on my terrain and table in my new house for gaming with my wife, and looking at conversions for biker rough riders again for my 487th Lunar Venatorii Panther Cavalry Regiment the Wyrm Garderme. In Dakka fiction I am building up their lore a piece at a time.
Leaved some trees and clumping foliage to desert terrain. For wooded desert.
Greenstuff-ed a ghillie suit on operative that will act as a Vidicare assassin. Because chameleonic stuff might be nice but a chameleonic ghillie suit is way awesome.
I've basecoated the second half of my custodes army, which is 25 strong at the moment and I'll get it finished this week. Started to paint strip a sisters of battle army I picked up at a fair price, the models are in good condition, with the exception of the vehicles which are quite awful conversions, and I've also got to finish off my hassassin force for infinity. Those are already base coated but they are a lot tricker to paint than heroic scale 40k stuff.
"Finishing" my 30k Iron Warriors army. Nearly 5k points when all's said and done, painted, based, decal'd and varnished. I started in the summer and just finished up now. It's the first army I've had in the 10~ish years that I've been playing 40k that I can say is complete.
Of course, I put "finished" in air quotes because I'm always adding to it. The last layer of varnish is just drying and I'm already building a siegebreaker consul to supplement my Warsmith's inability to unlock phosphex shells for my rapiers.
Working on tomb blade weapons. Green lines in parts are annoying to paint. First the green, then paint surroundings in black. Ugh. Lotsa small touch up needed. Didn't even do the particle casters yet as they aren't priority weapons anyway.
My Dark Imperium box arrived yesterday and Ive only just finished assembling the poxwalkers.
Made 1 of the sprue of 10 how instructed then swapped some heads and weapons around and removed some spikes on the duplicates.
Took alot longer than I thought it would. They are very thin and I almost broke a few spikes and nurgle ornaments off.
Apart from the toes the lower body frame of the Warhound is finished and assembled. Can now begin the basic frame of the upper body, although the two engine-exhausts( at the rear ) will be tricky to implement. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it...
Also played a game of Titanicus. Which was hilarious as my warhound got gang-banged by two banners of knights, causing a magazine detonation. I think its time to arm the inferno cannons...
Finished all the necrons I could work with. 24 immortals, lord, DDA, 3 tomb blades with tesla or gauss weapons. Enough for 1st round of escalation league with spare.
Rest of necrons I own are assembled, primer and gunmetal layer done. Now need silver before transparent blue but I'm lacking silver so necron painting is officially halted until I can get more paint! ARGH!
12 warriors, overlord, cryptek, 6 wraiths, 10 lychguard, 4 scarab bases just waiting for one stinking paint. Ah well. At least bases for those done already to the point they are just waiting for model before final touches.
I'll be lucky if I get anything done. Work is going to be long and I have to be up incredibly early tomorrow for work again. But last night I managed to build two reaper chaincannon Flawless Host marines in Heresy Era armor (being how "pure" they consider themselves, they refuse to chaos-ify their armor). And by "build", I mean I cut the ends off heavy bolters and attached Dark Angel assault rifle ends to them. They actually legitimately look like chaincannons.
DIY Titanicus Warhound. Whittled and added the front toes with just the rear two to go. Had a stab at creating the upper body but simply does not fit the hound kit's carapace, and thus became a glorified cargo container.
Now thinking about using the Lucius or the 90s classic designs as very loose guides for a more unique looking warhound.
Working on some Malifaux models now that I'm in between Batman crews, getting Leviticus table ready. Finished the Dust Storm and got most of the way through Ashes and Dust and the Ashen Core, plus nearly finished on the Abominations and putting some work on Hollow Waifs
Started on the last 14 (to make a regiment) ironwatch to dwarf ranger conversions.
Eyeing the 3D printed dwarf statues on my shelf though, primed and ready to paint, so I'm just a two miniature mostly dry brushing paint job away from having a greater earth elemental for Kings of War and an earth elemental for Vanguard.
Finished painting Magnus last night (as seen in the showcase subforum), hopefully tonight will see some work on Mortarion. If it doesn't, then he'll get some more work tomorrow. He's about 70% finished already.
After getting back to work(having been on first holiday and then sickleave for a while) got silver for airbrush so got back on new batch of necrons. Going to work on those and hopefully nightbringer comes today as well.
Once these are done I have 1725 pts necrons painted. Can get up to 2004 after I get command barge and triarch stalker done painted but those have bits missing :-/
Does drawing/sketching out my ideas for the artwork on a second AT2018 Warlord Titan's armour plates count? If yes: I'm currently wondering on how to paint something of an expression of doubt on a lion's face... (Might have to watch the good old Lion King some time soon )
Attended competive tournament getting 1-2 with orks. Alas defeats were 0-20(one I gave up on my 1st turn...He had blown up all mek guns, most lootas and I failed to do anything so basically all my hard hitters were gone) and win was 13-7.
Now assembling necron warriors I got with me from tournament.
Bit more paint on some Knights and assembled and undercoated a Laser blaster cannon for a reaver.
Read some of Doom of Molech's fluff and...its really cool. From the single page summery they have enough for a rather epic movie. Godzilla meets Robotjox meets Lord of the Rings. Hollywood - get on it!
Built a new KoS yesterday (that boy is tall!). Started rebuilding my custom KoS to make him taller and added plastic bits from the leftovers; you basically get everything except a torso as extra bits. The sprue does look kinda bare though. It’s a very EASY build!! There are about 26 pieces of plastic to make the model.
timetowaste85 wrote: Built a new KoS yesterday (that boy is tall!). Started rebuilding my custom KoS to make him taller and added plastic bits from the leftovers; you basically get everything except a torso as extra bits. The sprue does look kinda bare though. It’s a very EASY build!! There are about 26 pieces of plastic to make the model.
Do you mean the Keeper of Secrets? If so, I'd love to see your final work.
Will do! He’s built, but that’s all. It’s definitely an excellent sculpt, and comes w/ 4 claws, a spear and a sword hand, two whip hands, one dagger hand and two shield hands (one shield). Three heads in total. So you can use leftover bits added onto a different model (like my double-torso’d Daemon Prince kitbash KoS) to make a second one.
I think this is gonna be a fun paintjob. And my wife claimed the Shallaxi Helbrone build for herself.
Reading some of Cadian Blood last night, and it's given me inspiration to get some of my poxwalker and cultist part painted/unpainted horde worked on. 7 Poxwalkers and 1 cultist completed so far, time to take the dog for a walk, then back at it. Would love to complete 20 models today.
Work continues on necrons. Current painting desk has doom scythe, 10 lychguard, 24 warriors, cryptek and overlord. Also did bases for 4 more bases of scarab swarms so those too will join the painting queue. That's just metal parts though.
Waiting for nightbringer to arrive. Starting to worry I got scammed there.
Went to my local GW this morning for some paint and new books. Had a chat with the manager, mainly about Sisters of Battle, he said the new Pentitent Engine looks epic, and that the release goal seems to be September/October.
Then I came home and carried on working on some Deathwatch. 3 more models completed. will see if I have the motivation to continue doing any more.
assembled some 28mm wood panel fencing from 4Ground, then stuck them to plastic sheet as otherwise they fall over, very nice fences, look really goo, but typically laid flat face down without a small modification.
also started painting a group of Wracks I think they are called, Dark Eldar whatsits for a guy at the club in return for a bunch of poxwalkers and characters for my Death Guard.
pretty nice kits, they look horrible but go together well and loads of variations in the box so you would have to make a heck of a lot before you ended up with duplicates.
Today saw the brown leather, black armour and skin tones go on
Worked on these today. Got lychguard shields to point where I felt could glue them to bodies. Death scythe main gun got some work done. Also put magnets on 3 tomb blade bodies and assembled weapons(magnets in today) so they can be played with at least. And removed whip coils from 2 wraith.
Next(apart from magnets) put some leadbelcher to 6 wraiths. I want to have at least some colour for all models on saturday when I play first 2k game with necrons. It's held on bit bigger gaming event with possibly people who don't know about 40k so want it to be bit presentable force. At least main colour is there, some metal work and bases done. Good enough.
Corrected some painting mistakes on my intercessors. They have buttons on their vambraces that I just painted in the same color as their armor and as I filled in these details I noticed some sloppy mistakes on both squads. That was fun to fix. Now that is done I am working on an Ironclad Dreadnought.
Finished the last model in my first batch of Deathwatch veterans and now it's time to base them. All 31 have Astrogranite on their bases, need to give them a while to dry, so I'll probably start on batch two of Deathwatch.
Been out of wargaming and miniature making/painting for about three years, but after getting some motivation to make my own ruleset for a 40k-type game (crap rules being one of the reasons I stopped wargaming) I decided to put together a Get Started! for Imperial Guard:
Still needs the treads doing, but I'm waiting on a pantbrush for it.
Just put together the revell snaptite A-wing . Scales nicely with legion and took ten mins to build.
As it comes with lights and sounds it’s currently being flown on an alliance mission around the living room by my 7 year old. Damn kids always play with my stuff lol.
Was going to make some riflemen to balance out my specialist heavy force.
Ended up putting together some IG sappers, (will count as demolition charge weapons specialists) includes 3x in full respirators (assault engineers)(waiting for more parts for the rest of their section, 3x riflemen) and 2x sappers using mine detectors(the third is the Anvil Industry EOD in bomb suit). Their rifle support is at least at the same stage of completion.
More AT work. Added more detail to the DIY warhound and assembling a Reaver Gatling blaster. It was a fun evening when the Warhound fell apart( God might forgive me, but I sure as hell don't! ) and the Blaster wasn't cut right for magnetizing. Somehow the Reaver is a bastard to work with...
Finished up 24 necron warriors, got 6 wraiths nearly done(mind you they were far ahead to begin with). Today no painting but instead game of 1550 pts. Necrons vs blood angels with blood angel player practicing tournament(tournament with 1550 pts...imagine that!)