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LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/11 05:09:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey Guys!

My name's Matt, and I have decided to run a blog showing all the updates, progression, and painting of my current Ultramarines force, I hope you enjoy looking at this stuff as much as I enjoy creating it!

I figured i'd start with some photographs of recent miniatures for comparative purposes and to give a taste of how my skills develop over the course of the blog's 50+ pages After that it goes right back to the old stuff *shudders*. To me, the paintwork becomes respectable around page 27.

Lipsdapips

P.S. Please excuse the immature nature of most of my early commentary...I was thirteen when I started up this blog :( It gets ironed out as I grow up, grow some sense and grow an appreciation for constructive criticism









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LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/11 05:15:21


Post by: Grass4hopper


Very nice work, great freehand. I like the small details you've added such as the kill marks on the heavy bolter.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/11 05:24:45


Post by: lipsdapips


More stuff! I'll do some work tomorrow and post on the scout WIPs


LDP
(Matthew)


Automatically Appended Next Post:
@Grass4hopper
thanks for the feedback!
more coming soon

Lipsdapips




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/11 10:36:49


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys
Jawaballs test painted some Imperial Fists for me! this was just for a test I did a while ago, I think they look great! tell me what you think.
Scout updates tomorrow.

LDP
(Matthew)



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/12 05:02:25


Post by: lipsdapips


Scout update

Ok guys, today I basecoated everything else, including the helmetless scouts hair black (dont worry, they're not going to be emos!) more to come, sorry I couldn't get too much done today, I had a painful dental appointment :\

Matthew
(pics below)



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/12 05:26:56


Post by: nerdfest09


Well, lipsanpips, nice stuff, jawa's fists are looking good and your lightning effect on captain number 1 is executed well, I also like your kneeling libby. great work so far you obviously have a passion for the space marines...keep going


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/12 05:56:45


Post by: lipsdapips


@nerdfest09 Thanks alot! I certainly love SMs, and am planning on making a command squad through kit-bashing tons of different sets (i'll obtain the parts required through bits sites).
You see it's been my ambition to have a command squad with sanguinary guard 'chesty' torsos and SM commander capes, and cool combinations of BA & GK legs, and assorted helms.
I can just picture them now, it'd be sweet. But it'll be a while before I can get this because I'm short on money at the mo'

thanks for the feedback,

LDP
(Matthew)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/12 08:15:38


Post by: Two Spartan


Yo dude looks good. With the Imperial Fists i think the white extreme highlighting is a bit strong tho, i think it should be little thinner or use a lighter yellow instead of straight to white.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/12 08:39:39


Post by: lipsdapips


I liked the style that Jawaballs put on those fists, different and cartoony, thanks for the tip though!

ldp
[matthew]


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/15 01:47:49


Post by: lipsdapips


UPDATE:

If any of you have read my command squad loadout thread, you'd know that i'm going to try and make an 'aesthetically superior' command squad, which was successfully ordered today!
Since the bits site was in america, and im in NZ, it'll probably be anywhere between 1-2 weeks, maybe even a month! But when it arrives, i'll be sure to update you all on anything that happens.
In the meantime, though, I modelled another plastic libby and a plastic chaplain (whom i need to paint over) and started work on 2 veteran sgts for my 'list' and will update you on these until my command squad arrives.

I also modelled some placeholders for my command squad (they're just dry fitted with the shields and helmets im using so I know where they are when the squad arrives ) and I modelled on that looking cool, sort of a 'landing' pose, and thought I'd show you.
Lastly, I made an Iron halo for my RB/SS Captain from chopping the top off a Nemisis Warding Staff and snipping here and there, and i'll show you what he looks like in the next update (if I remember )

pics below, enjoy.
LDP
(Matthew)



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/15 10:14:56


Post by: lipsdapips


UPDATE

I've painted 3 of the 4 veteran helmets i'll be using today.
I had 3 GK helmets left from a box set i bought you see, so this explains why I have them now, as oppose to the rest of the command squad. Im using the 3 GK helmets and the BA death company helmet that looks similar.

Also included are the captain with iron halo pics.

Matthew



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/16 09:17:24


Post by: lipsdapips


Command squad update:

I finished the last of the veterans helmets today. Sorry I couldn't do much, i basecoated the 2 tac squad sgts, but theres not much point posting pics of that

nonetheless, I just need to wait for the parts to arrive before full operations can commence on this Command squad

Till then!

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/16 15:16:10


Post by: nerdfest09


Someone's painting's getting better! :-) I can actually see your progress as you paint more! really liking the vet helmets and the lenses you did are great too! the chaplain you kit bashed is really cool! have you been on the combat company for the bits you're after? I only buy my stuff from them now!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/16 19:24:19


Post by: lipsdapips


@nerdfest I was checking out the combat company, and they had the majority of the bits I needed, for a great price, but they didn't some some crucial bits I needed at the time like the apothecary parts, and some of the torsos, but when they have stock, ill sure a heck be there, way cheaper then the warstore!

P.S thanks for the compliments about my painting. It was a real challenge painting the eyes on all four of those veterans because the grate-things cut off some of the angles that I normally paint eyes from, leading me to have to do several minor touch ups, which surprising turned out to be almost invisible, much to my delight

Thanks again
LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/18 08:57:45


Post by: lipsdapips


Small update for today,
I based everything not blue with black on both the sergeants today, and finished their helmets.
Sorry for not doing to much today, i'll try to get more work done tomorrow.

LDP
(Matthew)



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/18 09:14:04


Post by: Grimtuff


Can't say i'm a fan of the liberal sprinkling of other Chapter's iconography throughout. By all means use the BA and SW bits etc. but remove the blood drops and stuff, it just detracts from the integrity of the army IMO.

It is, the one turd in the candy basket however as on the whole they look very nice.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/18 10:23:34


Post by: lipsdapips


@Grimtuff as true as what your saying is, I generally have 2 issues with removing iconography from other chapters
which are
1. I struggle when it comes for filing/removing icons, as I always tend to leave small marks, making the model look worse then before
and 2. I find the fact that the kits come with these parts nice, and what's so different if an ultramarine has a blood drop on his backpack or arm? I think it makes an army stand out. But after all it all burns down to opinion.

But thanks for your comments. I appreciate it


LDP
(Matthew)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/19 19:47:00


Post by: lipsdapips


Update
I did some more work one the Sergeants today, they'll be done soon.
Also note the detalil on the power fist, and note that I did all the little plasma gun lines individually and higthlighted them

I also did another Catattafish styled power weapon in preparation for my incoming command squad. (im going to do all my power weapons like this from now on)

Enjoy!

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/22 10:14:24


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all

Did more work on the sgts, just need to do gold on the shoulder pads, and their backpacks. This is where I have a problem. I don't like painting gold, the method I use is Scorched Brwon, Dwarf Bronze then Shining Gold. This can be extremely tedious and can take a long time, especially when doing shoulder pads, and it usually ends up coming out uneven and blochy. do you guys have any advice? im not sure what to do about it, I can't water the paint down, it comes out even worse. (and before you ask, i'm rubbish at nmm )

i've been doing some work on terrain recently, I have an imperial strongpoint that needs working on. I don't have any airbrushes though, so I can't paint anything major without using lots of GW paints :\. Ah well. (pics below)

I did some work on 4 winged shoulder pads in anticipation for the command squad, but they didnt fit on the minis, and they didn't look to good. I'll use 'em for something else. They took alot of time so I have to use them somewhere! (pics below)

anyway, the pics include the sgts, some examples of my gold, and my next project: (probably, or atleast until the command squad comes) and termie squad!

pics below

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/22 17:46:51


Post by: d.fear


Where did you get the Ultramarines shoulder pad on your plastic veteran sergeant (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/downloadAttach/77028.page) from?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/22 19:27:12


Post by: lipsdapips


@xXH0LYCRUSAD3Xx Thanks alot!

@d.fear that shoulder pad is from the SM captain sprue, i'd like to get more, but they're always out of stock on bits websites.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/23 17:39:07


Post by: d.fear


Thanks sooo much for clearing that up.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/23 17:46:31


Post by: nerdfest09


Hey matthew, nice stuff, liking that gold you did, nice rich colour and the catachan style powerfist= cool as! :-) they're starting to really take shape now, you should get a group shot of all the ones you've completed fully and let us have a look!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/24 08:51:46


Post by: lipsdapips


@Nerdfest09 i'm going to try get some picture organised somewhere . Problem is, my display board is nowhere to be found since I moved house. I'll try find it somewhere.

anyway, on to the big update.

THE COMMAND SQUAD ARRIVED TODAY! I was delighted when I checked my mailbox and saw the package in there, about 1 week earlier then I had expected. So predictably, after some non-40k stuff, I got straight into it. So far what i've got are basecoats / foundations of the 1st veteran, who has a power axe and a SS. He's going to look great! I also modelled a body with the sanguinary guard torso and fitted the apothecary vials and puches onto the side. Came out quite nicely for an amatuer modeller like me

but without further ado,
the pics

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/24 12:36:31


Post by: Flying Pooo


Nice Ultramarines. Keep up the good work.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/24 19:32:25


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks!
I'll do some more work on the squad later on today.

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/24 19:36:21


Post by: nerdfest09


More paint please LDP! and if you're painting right now you are certainly up early and keen to get them done!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/25 04:20:58


Post by: lipsdapips


Off to paint now - expect an update in a few hours!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/25 07:01:30


Post by: lipsdapips


As promised - heres a command squad update!
Did more work on the first veteran, and dry fitted 2 more vets and the apothecary. I just need to do the SS, shoulders, backpack and base of the first vet, then i'll be 1/5th of the way there already . Anyways, i'm proud of what I achieved today, and hope you all are too

Pics below,
LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/26 08:07:56


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey, hey hey!

Finished the first veteran today, base and all!

lots of pics, and i'm extremely proud of the result. Hope you guys are too!

pics below,
LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/26 10:59:41


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Very nice mate. I love that blue. One concern though - the tassle on the cloak?

It's also oddly nice how well the BA and DA bits just blend and don't seem out of place if painted right!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/26 11:37:19


Post by: Flying Pooo


Very nice, this just keeps getting better. Keep up the good work.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/26 19:33:27


Post by: lipsdapips


@Flying Pooo thanks alot! I'll sure try! I have 3 vets and the apothecary to go, so i'll do my best to keep it up!

@DarkStarSabre thanks too! I appreciate the feedback. and with the tassle - when I paint my capes I imagine the tassle being made of the same material, and being the same colour. But we all have different interpretations, so there you go!

But thanks alot guys!

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/26 19:50:17


Post by: Popsicle


Nice stuff. Any chance of a painting tutorial?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/26 20:14:57


Post by: prototype_X


looking good! btw that captain looks even better in person!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/27 08:52:47


Post by: lipsdapips


@Popsicle I have a painting tutorial on my Blogger blog, but it's a little out of date. I suppose I could do another. Probably not for a while though ;P but don't worry, i'll get there. oh and thanks prototype

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/27 09:27:11


Post by: Vimes


Very nice Ultramarines.

Nice use of other chapter bits and nice conversions.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/27 10:28:15


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Vimes!
I appreciate all this feedback!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/27 10:34:08


Post by: nerdfest09


Good stuff going on here, don't think i'm being rude but I can actually see your work getting better the more you paint! I'm really impressed with your robe on the command squad guy with the templar body! very nice job, good colour and blending, and the red cloak is really nicely done too!

so i suppose you should keep it up! you have quite an impressive army at the moment, maybe you could treat all of us (your loyal followers) with a group shot of the entire army?

happy painting LDP! :-)

Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/27 14:24:44


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Seconded. A group shot would be most appreciated. And yes, it is improving the more you paint.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/27 20:19:01


Post by: IamIronMan


Awesome work. Subbed


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/27 21:55:24


Post by: lipsdapips


hehe Thanks one, thanks all!

@Nerdfest09 thanks! I too am glad with the improvements i'm making, and i'll set up a small army shot of my finished - 'FINISHED' models (i'll have to include one that havent had their base done yet, because i'm yet to base quite a few painted models :\) but i'll try to set up some small diorama thing today and get some pictures.

@DarkStarSabre same as above ^ i'll get a diorama going.

@IamIronMan thanks alot! Hurrah! A sub!

more stuff on the way, I probably cant to any work on my vets until sunday, but I will endevour to set up some sort of 'dramatic picture'.
until then,

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/29 09:50:31


Post by: lipsdapips


hey guys
I was very busy this weekend and couldn't get much work done at all.
All I did was the apothecary's helmet. He is the 2nd command squad member I am painting, and i'll probably do more work tomorrow
until then,

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/30 09:33:18


Post by: lipsdapips


Did more work on the apothecary, based some stuff like the cape in black, and basecoated and washed everything else. I also switched out his BP for a chainsword for bettter CC effectiveness.

More work tomorrow

until then...
LDP

pics below




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/31 08:35:40


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey lads, more work.
Everything is now basecoated blue / black respectively, and i've done the white parts. And on Friday I will post a sort of 'diorama' of my completed models for my friend Nerdfest09, whose blog can be found here by the way, check it out, it's great! : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/356350.page [and anyone else interested, like DarkStarSabre]

I'm also very interested to see what you guys' opinions are on this 'counts as' Shrike I modelled from miscellanious bits and pieces from around, and want your advice on the best pose, please post your opinions guys!!
C&C welcome!

Anyway, on to the pics, i'll try to finish the apothecary either tomorrow or the day after

until then!

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/31 10:56:38


Post by: Asylum_Inmate


Gotta say that I personally like pose 3 for the Shrike 'counts as' whilst the there is nothing wrong with the other 2 poses they are fairly generic and you see lots of them, you dont see many like pose 3 which is a pity, you get the feeling that if he fires his jump pack someone is getting impaled at high speed.

Just one other thing, there is a little bit of mold lines/flashing on that model, I trust that will be cleaned prior to painting, nothing worse than seeing a really nice model with obvious mold lines it can spoil the overall effect.

That being said there are some really cool ideas there, keep it up


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/31 11:00:53


Post by: Wazzdig Dagga


Really good attention to detail there and I love the kitbashing.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/31 19:40:34


Post by: lipsdapips


Small update [very small ]

@Asylum_Inmate I do agree, I was fond of both the 1st and 3rd poses, and realise now that the fisrt one is pretty generic and the 3rd is pretty badass so i'll go with it.

@Wazzdig Dagga Thanks! One of my favourite things about the hobby is the kitbashing you can do!

Anyways the small update is that i'm changing the termie honours shoulder pad on the apothecary because it'll be on the wrong side. Nothing major, the apothecary shoulder needs to go there, for obvious reasons, he's still been a termie before!!

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/05/31 20:39:18


Post by: nerdfest09


Your apothecary helmet is great! a real crisp layering of colour and the lenses and light look fantastic, this is what i'm talking about when I can see your improvements! if you keep this up at this rate you'll be amazingly good before we know it! :-)

Seriously, I think you've done a really good job! well done dude!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/01 05:07:25


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks alot Nerdfest! I can't wait to see your updates on Friday! I really appreciate your comments, and can't wait to see more from both you and I!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/01 05:36:44


Post by: Mr.Malevolent


I have to agree with nerdfest09, your painting-fu has definitely progressed better and better since you first started this thread. I love that your use of the Blood Angels bitz has given your boys a "gothic" feel, there is so much detail and everyone has their own individuality. I'm def. subscribing!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/01 07:40:03


Post by: lipsdapips


Hurrah! A second man announcing his subscription!! Thank you so much, and thanks to every/anyone else who's subscribed, it means one heck of alot! I'll get some pics of the work I did today and endevour to post em tonight.
Thanks again!!

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/01 10:41:07


Post by: lipsdapips


Sigh

I typed everything, and it was all ready and loading the pics, when my internet disconnected, so this is my second time writing this.

I did more work on the apothecary, he'll be done by tomorrow almost certainly.
I did some tonal modelling on the light on the backpack but its hard to see in pic form

I'm going to try and update the blog once a day, but the posts will probably be relatively minor (considering how long it takes me to paint stuff :L)

anyways, on to the pics.

Until then,

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/01 10:46:42


Post by: Flying Pooo


I really like the Apothecary. Keep up the good work!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/01 19:31:09


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Flying Pooo! I'm looking forward to the finished result very much! I'll try to finish him today.

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/02 07:07:16


Post by: lipsdapips


Hurrah! He's finally done! 'Brother Aeven' - My Apothecary.

It was a pretty tidious miniature to paint, and there was heaps of details because of all the kitbashes etc, but I think it came out pretty good. Tell me what you guys think!

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/02 07:44:42


Post by: DarkStarSabre


I still love that blue sir. Probably because it's so much darker in appearance than GW's own soft smurf blue. And the different kits in that command squad mesh so well together.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/02 08:12:31


Post by: prototype_X


i love that nartheceium


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/02 10:08:21


Post by: lipsdapips


@DarkStarSabre Thanks! I too find to blue to be sort of unique in a sense. I appreciate the feedback!!

@prototype_x Cheers mate, It was fun to work on


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/02 10:22:13


Post by: nerdfest09


Yep you are definitely getting better in leaps and bounds! that apothecary looks fantastic! I really like how you did the gold on the legs, it's a damn good job! very neat and clean and looks great! if I haven't already I may just........subscribe.... :-)


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/02 10:39:58


Post by: mwnciboo


Very nice, I love the Style reminds me of the old style painting in the early 90's with lots of black lining which I really like.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/02 10:51:48


Post by: lipsdapips


@Nerdfest09 Hurrah!!!! I considered you a loyal follower of my blog anyways, as I am of yours

@mwnciboo yeah, that was an awesome style. I love heavy black lining on white and red. It looks awesome

Thanks all

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/05 03:44:42


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys,
sorry that I haven't updated the past two days, I haven't felt inspired and didn't get much work done.
But recently I modelled the plastic chaplain into a way cooler pose, (he looks great now! I'm definately gunna paint him soon.), as well purchased a normal command squad which I will run in games. They be kitted out with 4x meltas.

pics below,

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/06 08:04:48


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey lads
I took advantage of the long weekend and did a fair bit more work then I usually do, so I basecoated all the command squad members bodies and legs and washed them, completed all the veterans helmets (im yet to do the apothecary one though - I need a break from them!! ). I also basecoated all the meltas, and did a fair bit of work on the chaplain

pics below,

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/06 08:27:09


Post by: blacktemplars


Not normally a big fan of ultramarines but those look amazing, looking forward to seeing more


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/06 08:32:52


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks man! It means alot!
Really appreciate it.

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/06 13:45:42


Post by: DarkStarSabre


That Chaplain is progressing nicely. Loving the darkened bone effect on that help. Any chance of a side shot to see how it goes along?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/06 17:34:49


Post by: nerdfest09


Nice work LDP! really like your chaplain, it's funny but I just swapped the head on my ven dread for that exact helmet today! great minds dude, great minds! I think it looks a touch more sinister without being too chaos-y? the vets are looking good as well, I like the way you're doing the helmets they look really nicely done and gritty! if you can perservere and get all the armour as good looking then you'll definitely have a force that wouldn't look out of place on any battlefield! keep it up dude, you know we'll be watching!


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/06 19:35:19


Post by: lipsdapips


@DarkStarSabre thanks man, i'll try to remember to get a side shot later today.

@Nerdfest09 I know what you mean about the helmet! It's sinister, but could still be considered imperium-y

more coming,

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/07 07:51:02


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys, basecoated all the models details in black, and finished the meltas. I also did a test on one side of one of the chaplains wings in order to see how I should go about doing it, what do you guys think? I also got some close-up shots of the helmets that are finished, and @DarkStarSabre i'm sorry I forgot to get that side pic of the chaplain, i'll try to remember tomorrow! D: If you really want to know it really is just the same down the side until it comes to the metally bits.

anyways, on to the part all you guys love, the pics!! Here they are, enjoy.
LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/07 08:52:52


Post by: DarkStarSabre


The feathers on the wing look like they could do with another layer or a sharp highlight to bring them out a bit.

Those helmets on the other hand - the weathering and freehand are quite impressive though I'm not 100% sure about the orange - perhaps darkening it a tone or two?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/07 09:28:15


Post by: lipsdapips


Really? I'm a fan of the sharpness of the orange, perhaps in future I should do a blood red layer first, slightly thicker?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/08 08:51:27


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey lads
Today I modelled a captain for the melta squad out of spare parts.
Nothing more to reports really.


enjoy the pics

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/08 09:03:52


Post by: DarkStarSabre


I -like- that. The pose is superb. There's just the right amount of weight in that pose. He looks as though he's just fired the melta and is about to stride forward to finish off the thing he shot!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/08 10:14:03


Post by: lipsdapips


That's excactly what I thought - thanks for the feedback!
- LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/09 07:16:29


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys, got the captain up to the same stage as the rest of the squad. I'm very glad how the wash dried, looks great IRL, doesn't come out as nicely on camera, but its really smooth, and sort of weathered. It's gunna match the whole look nicely

More to come,
LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/09 07:27:59


Post by: Baldsmug


Everything looks awesome. I love the use of blood angel bits and the poses are epic. I think i am going to have to totally copy your powerfist captain though.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/09 08:24:15


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha sweet! Makes me feel good knowing people like my work
Thanks for the feedback
LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 09:53:40


Post by: lipsdapips


Did some shots of the finished units in my army (there are alot more, but I only took ones that had their bases done too).
Enjoy the pics, finally posted
What I need to do is work on more normal infantry, because I only have like 10 finished models, most of which are older and I dont want to use.
I'll get onto that when my command squads are done.


LDP




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Sorry that the pics are blurry :/ I can't take good pictures holding my cam - I need a tripod



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:02:21


Post by: nerdfest09


Looking really nice again LDP, your army is coming along nicely! quite a force so far, but i can imagine them bursting out of a transport and looking at each other "hey, where are the troops? didn't you bring them?" "nah, i thought you were organising the tac squads?" "Dammit!" :-)

you've obviously been working hard on these guys and your patience is paying off with a nice army using bits from everywhere to give it some character without going crazy and spending hours on each one! keep it up dude! if you need any parts or anything just let me know and i'll see if i can help you out! :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:18:49


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha Nerdfest thanks man!
I'd love to discuss what parts one another has, I have a ton of parts to keep me going though but we could probably organise some form of trade - Yeah, i've made a pact to paint everything I have before buying anything else - which will probably be very hard to stick to, but i'll do my best!
Anyway, the order i'm planning to do stuff in is as follows:
Command squad/s
Tactical squads
rest of my Devastators
Shooty termies
Dreadnought
Ironclad Dread
vanguard kitbash perhaps
Rhino

All this before I get more -NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I'm sure i'll manage, anyways, until then lads!! See you all soon!

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:27:09


Post by: nerdfest09


All i can say is.....Good luck sticking to that lot! I tried the same..... now I need to go to meetings! it never lasts! you WILL buy more models, I promise you that! :-)

you don't happen to have a terminator power sword arm just lying around you don't need?.......


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:30:28


Post by: DarkStarSabre


lipsdapips wrote:Haha Nerdfest thanks man!
I'd love to discuss what parts one another has, I have a ton of parts to keep me going though but we could probably organise some form of trade - Yeah, i've made a pact to paint everything I have before buying anything else - which will probably be very hard to stick to, but i'll do my best!
Anyway, the order i'm planning to do stuff in is as follows:
Command squad/s
Tactical squads
rest of my Devastators
Shooty termies
Dreadnought
Ironclad Dread
vanguard kitbash perhaps
Rhino

All this before I get more -NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I'm sure i'll manage, anyways, until then lads!! See you all soon!

LDP


You got nothing on me.

Thankfully my painting pledge is 1000 points = £50 to spend on minis.

Otherwise I'd be dead. DEAD.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:33:23


Post by: lipsdapips


sorry Nerdfest, the only one I have i'm using for the termie, but now you mention it, I do have 2 termie power sword arms from the DA sprue if that's of any use?


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hehe Dark, I'll probably have to organise something like that too! would motivate me to get more stuff done, I like it!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:35:55


Post by: nerdfest09


That'd be awesome! what do you need in return? perhaps I could paint and send you a marine? :-) shoot me a pm and i'll give you my address and we'll work something out?

cheers dude!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:40:08


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe i'm all excited now, got all these trades going I'll send you a PM, we'll work something out!!
thanks man


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:41:22


Post by: nerdfest09


No!...thank you!.... :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:41:44


Post by: lindsay40k


Nice army, I like how you're combining kits and will definitely try some of these when get round to my Tyrannic War 1st Company. I do like how you paint power weapons, and it's good to see how your white paint technique has developed over the project.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:50:20


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Lindsay! I do like the way I paint white, with all the thick black lines, but the truth is, I USEEE ASTRONOMICAN GREEYYYY It's not actually white - but hey, it all follows the sort of "Darker" scheme of my Ultras.
Hehe Nerdfest


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/10 10:53:39


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Ah, so you use faux white! You cad! Mind you it's just off-white enough to be either a base for white in itself or an off-white white



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 09:14:22


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys,
today I batch painted the captain and command squad chest eagles and details.
I did the captains targeter and eyes too, which I though came out quite nicely. I did my quicker method for painting "cheagles" (chest eagles), which was to paint it all in one, not each individual feather followed by a heavy, controlled wash of devlan mud. Hope yall like it! I'm still going over poses for these guys, and am open to suggestions!!
Until then, enjoy the pics!

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 09:42:22


Post by: nerdfest09


Looking good Matt! loving the vet helmets on those models, they're looking great, any ideas how they're all being based? grassy knoll? tyranid intestine? macca's car park?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 10:14:45


Post by: jirc


Mc d's FTW! Lol. But in all seriousness, love the look of these guys, the blue is really cool!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 10:24:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks guys!
I'll probably just base them like I normally do, dirt soily style jobby with grass.
thanks for the input guys!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 10:25:59


Post by: Flying Pooo


Nice progress, remember to clean the mould lines off the 2nd veteran.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 10:28:29


Post by: prototype_X


wheres the pointy arm from?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 11:09:24


Post by: nerdfest09


Isn't it from the dev sargeant?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 11:20:53


Post by: lipsdapips


Nah the pointy arm is from the command squad set.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/11 22:29:56


Post by: lindsay40k


Actually, that's a very good idea, using Astronomican Grey for White bits. You can highlight it, and when it's painted against a blue background contrast won't make it appear to have a yellow tone (which appears dirty).


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/12 00:13:14


Post by: lipsdapips


Excactly Lindsay!

Another Update guys!!
Got all the veterans and the captain up to the stage where everything is done apart from the shoulder pads and backpacks. (I fell behind on the apothecary, which probably wasn't smart. But oh well!) all the helmets and arms and guns and all that are now glued on, and all leg/body details are finished. Hope you like what i've got so far!

Enjoy
LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/12 08:57:26


Post by: DarkStarSabre


The speed of this scares me. All I say though is....I can see mold lines!

And it's annoying cause I'll bet you were sure you'd got rid of them before! (I did a test Minotaur and huge one ruined it....)

But I love the poses. They seem more than natural and give an impression of weight!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/12 09:22:13


Post by: lipsdapips


GAH! You're right!
Problem with removing them now is it scratches the paint off. :\


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/13 13:47:53


Post by: nerdfest09


Mold lines.... ahhh the odd mold line builds character! :-) i've got a few i've missed myself but never fear! as long as they all look as good as these no one will care about them, especially when your army smashes them on the table! I hate it when i miss them too, but I just get too excited about painting so i only roughly remove them...


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/13 13:51:39


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Yep. The problem of a camera's macro function is that it makes you feel bad about yourself!

No worries, it's the overall effect that has impact.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/13 19:41:13


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe. Yeah to be honest I usually say screw the mold lines, most are to minor to be noticed. But of course some are larger then others, and some are even flashed, in which I do endevour to remove them (oh and I remove mold lines on an important figure like an HQ )


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 07:35:31


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys
Today I couldn't get any painting done, but instead I decided to snap some pics for my entries into the next golden daemon competition (whenever it is ). But this is where i'm stuck. I have 4 models that I can't decide for/against, and i'm only allowed to enter 2.

so here's where I need your help, I need you to help me choose which models to enter. So without further ado, here are the 4 models:




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 07:55:56


Post by: DarkStarSabre


I vote the Captain. No visible mold lines that I can see, a good use of bits from multiple different kids, some fancy lighting effects and a bit of different basing.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 08:49:22


Post by: lipsdapips


That's true! But i'm also a fan of Mallarus and the veteran!
To me it seems that the veteran probably has the best paintjob in terms of smoothness and blending etc.
but I love Aevens position and conversions,
and mallarus is well done too! I CANT DECIDE! D:


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 10:03:40


Post by: prototype_X


captain and apothecary


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 11:10:04


Post by: jirc


Captain in my opinion. The shading on his cloak is sexy!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 11:18:01


Post by: Flying Pooo


I vote the Captain, the shading on the cloak and the lightning effects are extremely well done.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 13:38:39


Post by: Asylum_Inmate


Gotta say Captain too, the scroll work his leg is really nice


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 13:48:12


Post by: nerdfest09


Captain dude! nicest one you've done! :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 19:37:14


Post by: lipsdapips


OK thanks guys, so i'll use the captain!
But remember, there's another one I can enter, so what do you guys think should be the other Golden Daemon entry?


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I think I should do the veteran, because IRL the paintjob looks very smooth, and I think it's a good use of parts, what do y'all think?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/14 19:55:17


Post by: prototype_X


APOTHICARY!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/15 07:15:49


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Seconding Apothecary as the second model - the white is surprisingly clean for not being white and it's a very good use of different kits, much like the captain.

The gems around the collar are superb.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/15 07:36:37


Post by: Fattimus_maximus


This is some fantastic work! keep it up!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/15 10:09:23


Post by: DijnsK


good looking ultramarines... some of the shading is too hard for my taste, but the freehanding on the symbols is pretty spot on!!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/15 12:57:50


Post by: lindsay40k


Relic Blade/Storm Shield captain gets my vote.

Tiny rules aside: RB's a two-handed weapon. Will SS still confer a save when swinging the RB?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/15 13:04:11


Post by: DarkStarSabre


lindsay40k wrote:Relic Blade/Storm Shield captain gets my vote.

Tiny rules aside: RB's a two-handed weapon. Will SS still confer a save when swinging the RB?


Apparantly it does. I think the only thing 2-handed weapons do now is negate the +1 attack from pistols or additional ccws.

I think the actual handed-ness matters very little now. (As can be demonstrated by a Dark Angel Captain with Twin Lightning Claws, a plasma pistol and a bolt pistol - this is a legal build )


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 08:23:06


Post by: lipsdapips


Ok guys, so i'm going to enter into the Golden Daemon competition (whenever it is):
-the Captain
-the Veteran
I think its fair to do one model from both the followers and the painter - the paintjob of the veteran is fantastic in real life, sometimes pics take away the glory
thanks guys,

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 09:45:06


Post by: nerdfest09


I'm hearing you lips! I did my powersword and it looks pretty damn good actually and in the photo it looks rubbish :-( good luck with your entries too! if you hear when it is I may try and actually do a decent paint on something and enter just for the hell of it :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 10:36:41


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Nerdfest!
hope to see you enter something, heck maybe we'll get luck and make the austrilasian finals and I could meet you in the Sydney battle bunker XD highly unlikely though hehe, although my models did go to australia last year (goodness knows how, some of the stuff out there is much better!)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 10:39:59


Post by: nerdfest09


Well even if we don't meet at the bunker maybe one day we can meet up and have a game! and talk painting for hours over a cold drink....Ahhhhh! :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 10:41:09


Post by: prototype_X


hehehehehehehehe would that drink be alchaholic


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 10:51:14


Post by: nerdfest09


Sounds like you've already indulged yourself :-) but yep, probably lol!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 13:14:57


Post by: prototype_X


this amuses me.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 14:01:08


Post by: lindsay40k


Re photography. If you don't have access to a pro studio and equip, try snapping your models outdoors in a grey overcast day, with no flash, and preferably with a mini tripod. Much less of an issue with glare and colour balance.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/16 19:48:03


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks for the advice lindsay!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/18 01:52:06


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey lads, been a few days since I last updated, sorry about that.
Today I basecoated and washed all remaining parts for the command squad.
I also basecoated all their details black, which took a long time, and was VERY tidious!
as well as this, I 'sanded' (glued the sand on) the marines bases.
tomorrow (if I have time) I should have all the squad finished (except the apothecary, I really wish I kept him up with the batch coats of the rest, he fells behind, which is why he is unfinished - but I can use Aeven in the squad, he'll just look a little different.

pics below,

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/18 10:02:53


Post by: mwnciboo


Top tips for photography...

1. Use a piece of A4 and curve it upwards. E.g weight the bottom corners then place a bottle or something behind it.
2. Use macro mode on Digital Camera, don't use the flash and use a long exposure time, use a tripod or books stacked up and use the timer function.
3. Use a Desk lamp, with a Daylight bulb if possible, otherwise just as many lights as practicable and adjust the yellow light to white light in Photoshop.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/18 10:36:40


Post by: prototype_X


i just realised how demorialising it will be when i fight you


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/18 11:24:31


Post by: lipsdapips


Why prototype?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/18 11:56:53


Post by: prototype_X


cause its so well painted and that up againd my unpainted orks would make me cry...


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/18 21:29:40


Post by: lipsdapips


*Some of it is "so well painted"
I dont think i've ever fully painted a squad
but soon my command squad will be done.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/21 10:20:46


Post by: Knightley


Looking good Lipsda,

I see you've entered entered your Kit bashed Apothecary into the Silvia Park GW model comp Best of luck with it!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/21 10:27:46


Post by: jirc


I might have to head out to Silvia Park and take a real life nosey! Nice dude.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/21 10:29:09


Post by: DarkStarSabre


And now I'm wishing you luck and wishing I wasn't stuck on another continent!

And now that I think about it...

Derp. Forgot my camera. There will be no pictures of the Extinction Angels in action tonight.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/21 19:29:35


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe thanks DSS! And jirc, the pic was taken from home, hes not in the store :|, thanks knightly! and honour to have you read the blog!

FINALLLY AN UPDATE GUYS!
Did feel inspired for like, a week.. until...!
I saw the space marine battle company on eBay for sale for a mere $377 (NZ - $305 USD) - THATS A BARGAIN! $1008 off RRP!
so as you could imagine I started to bid, but being located where I am, the bid finished at 5:20am, and I woke up just minutes late, and my autobid thingy got outbid too (which was set at $400)
So, as you could imagine I was greatly dissapointed. But then I remembered my local GW had a SM strike force on their shelves, and i'm going to endevour to give them a ring and ask them to put it aside (all I know is that they had one a week and a half ago, hopefully they still do or else i'll be dissapointed again D
But the home prep has been going on too, last night I moved my army away from next to where I paint to a table on the other side of the room and am going to open up the space where they were for my 'strike fofce WIP (hopefully!)' to begin, which will keep you guys entertained for probably the next couple of months
So heres a few pics and stuff of whats been happening -

P.S Nerdfest09 here's what the DA power sword looks like, there also a storm bolter and some legs that go with it I think if you want.

thanks for all your patience,

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/22 06:05:20


Post by: lipsdapips


Nerdfest09, your sword:



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/22 15:10:10


Post by: nerdfest09


Heya LDP! thanks dude that's a great sword arm I think i can use it! :-) what was i giving you in return? I can't remember :-/ a combi bolter and??

workspace looking good too! more mini's soon?

Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/22 19:39:34


Post by: lipsdapips


I can't remember either :\ and yep! More models on the way! Got the go ahead with the Strike Force! I'll have to update yall on Saturday at the earliest though i'm afraid, but I think it'll be worth it, because this is big!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/23 04:17:36


Post by: prototype_X


now your inspired,


GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/23 07:43:02


Post by: lipsdapips


I did a brief and I mean BRIEF check of what guard I had, 5 assembled command squad dudes somewhere, 1 sentinel, 5 assembled and painted command squad guys, and 5 or 6 on sprue cadian troops, theres probably 5 or 6 more somewhere.

HAPPY?!?!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/23 07:50:20


Post by: lipsdapips


HEY LADS!
HURRAH!
It's finally done! finally! (except the apothecary still ) but apart from that, my command squad is DONE!
I'll get straight on to the pics, I am most certainly happy with the results!! yay!
I also did more work on the model i'm testnig to see if I can assemble more of a marine and paint it to the same standard without detailed being obscured/screwed up

cheers for the support guys,

LDP
Pics below.




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/23 08:59:18


Post by: nerdfest09


Looking good Matt! well done! I really like the eye lenses on the captain in the command squad! that's good work right there, they all look bloody good man! can't wait to see your updates on sat!

Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/23 09:05:23


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe thanks man! I can't wait until Saturday either!

BUT THERE'S SOMETHING I NEED TO KNOW FROM THE COMMUNITY!

What do you guys think the best captain weapon loadout is for anti-infantry?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/24 04:49:52


Post by: prototype_X


sorry but im not happy

how much for the lot, still tring to strip the rhino.

also, are the heavy weapont teams around


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/24 06:19:23


Post by: lipsdapips


Ah yes they are


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/24 21:09:18


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all!
THE STRIKE FORCE IS HERE!
Just in time too- I finished my morely assembled marine and it looks the same if not better then my usual marines, and was alot funner to do!
This is a short one, because i'm off to paint! WOOHOO!

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/24 21:14:46


Post by: LoneLictor


I must say that you have an excellent army and are clearly a very good painter. Keep up the good work.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/24 22:10:54


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Hee. Strike Forces were fun when they were out. I've got the Chaos one for my FW Death Guard, still sat waiting!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/24 23:50:45


Post by: lipsdapips


I assembled my first tactical squad today, kitted out with as many extra little bits and bobs as possible they look sweeet already!
but I still need to know what you guys think about what the best anti infantry captain is (whether its shooty, cc or both)
thanks for all the comments and support guys, keep it coming please it really inspires me to keep going!

thanks, more on the way.

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/25 06:58:40


Post by: Lord Kaesar II


Well, I always tool my SM leaders out to get into close combat, just because A) they're going to be there eventually anyway, B) they really have the options to be pretty sick in close combat, and C) it's just the way I roll.
So, if you're going up against light infantry, I would advise either a storm bolter (my favourite, just because of the high rate of fire prior to combat) or a pistol (because, of course, of the convenient extra attack), unless you instead want to involve a power fist and a reg. initiative weapon, depending on the situation. With the weapon, really anything will tear through the light infantry, but I would go with a reg. initiative weapon just because you don't seem to be looking too much for heavy hitting, just a lot of it. If you do go with a bolter or storm bolter, you could load up with a relic blade, since those aren't going to bonus any extra attacks anyway. On the other hand, a lightning claw is good for its rerolling ability, and, if you're not needing to beat higher str opponents, it'll serve you rather well.

To this end, I would recommend either a power weapon and pistol, or a lightning claw and assault weapon. Auxiliary grenade launchers and digital weapons could be pretty cool, and artificer armour gives you a better save than terminators, combined with the standard Iron Halo.

Hope this text block helps. Kaesar II


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/25 07:13:41


Post by: lipsdapips


It certainly does help!
so should I do something along the lines of,

-BP/PP/SB and PW and artificer armour? I'd like as many attacks as possible in CC
and he has a command squad so they could be kitted out similar?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/25 07:39:45


Post by: Lord Kaesar II


I'd go for kitting the command squad to be rather similar- after all, they're there to augment the captain's power. You could have them with some cc men, with some close range weapons, just to add some ranged edge to them. Here, the champion and some special weaponry helps out. And when it comes to attacks, the PW and BP or PP is your best bet, with some good old artificer armour. The storm bolter has a lot of shots, but won't give you that extra attack, which is very handy when staring down lightly armed hordes.

By the way, what manner of enemy are you anticipating- orks, guard, or what? Certainly both types lend toward an emphasis on horde fighting, but orks are, of course, a bit better held at range with some heavy support, like that whirlwind involved in the strike force. And how much did that even cost? That's a lot of units.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/25 09:25:08


Post by: lipsdapips


thanks for the in depth responses Kaesar!
So how sounds:

-Captain w/ PP and PW
-Command Squad:
-Apothecary w/ BP
-Company Champion
-veteran with PP and chainsword (Melta bombs?)
-veteran with BP and PW
-veteran with BP and chainsword (Melta bombs?)

Im not sure how to kit the veterans, im scarce on PW parts. :\ any advice?

Anyway, another update- all marines are assembled, based and washed after the first day!!
yay! I'm so excited!

pics below

LDP


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sm9


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/25 09:39:13


Post by: Rawson


Battleforce = Christmas in June

Myself, I'm trying to show some restraint and get everything I have painted before I buy anything else. I'm sure I'll have no problems atr all accomplishing that goal

I saw a lot of mold lines and sprue remnants on your new marines. Even though they're primed already, you should clean those up. I think the battleforce boxes are the worst thing in the world when it comes to making yourself go slow, what with all the new, shiny toys to play with, but it will be worth it in the end!

Keep it up!

Cheers,
Rawson


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/25 11:25:37


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks man, I can never really be bothered cleaning up mold lines, I probably should though, I'll take note of this is future, thanks for the reminder!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/26 07:38:25


Post by: lipsdapips


Ok, another update.

Today I basecoated all the details in black for 5 marines, and did the sgts helmet completely (I was surprised at how long it took to do the basecoats, but there you go!)
These are coming along nicely, and quickly!

pics below,

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/26 22:35:27


Post by: Lord Kaesar II


Some more nicely painted marines, I see. And on the power weapons, how many you decide to involve is up to you. If the main problem is the pieces, there's plenty of room for the creation of new ones- I have one I made out of a chainsword arm, a paper clip, and a scout's knife. Otherwise, that's looking like a solid enough line up (while remembering that a lightning claw is the same cost as a power weapon for command squad marines-- more hits and more conversion potential). And you may also want to look into some of the ranged assault weapons for a couple of them, so you can kill time prior to combat more effectively. A flamer is particularly effective when battling horde types, but really, the final decision rests with you.

Giving an opinion since 1988. Kaesar II


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/26 23:44:57


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks again Kaeser!
I think your allowed to take a flamer AS WELL AS a ccw for command squad marines, if I remember correctly, (i dont have my codex on me). if so, how does that sound? Because flamers are always fun


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/27 01:53:51


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys! Hurrah! all the basecoats are on! They're all now ready for proper colour! I took a marine at random to show you what progress they're all at.
pics below guys,

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/27 19:10:09


Post by: Rawson


Have you picked out a bolter color yet? Something with a bit of contrast could look cool, I think.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/27 19:46:20


Post by: lipsdapips


They all have the same scheme as my previous marines, black casing, the rest being silver.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/27 20:23:16


Post by: Xenith


I have to say, awesome work, consistently good paint jobs, and a lot of cool poses.

One thing, maybe start to undercoat your models? I have painted without undercoating before and the paint tends to rub off after a while.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/28 04:00:38


Post by: lipsdapips


Yes, this has happened a few times, but with basecoats it tends to make the model either to light or too dark, and I feel that Mordian Blue basecoats just as nice if not nicer then a black or white primer.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/06/30 07:04:44


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all! I'm extremely happy with todays progress. I originally said to myself that I wasn't going to do anything today, but then I decided to go and dry fit my captain (who is going to have two LCs) p.s in the pic none of those parts are being used, I just grabbed em to test the LC poses. Anyway, I got up there and did all that, and then decided to do the gold part of just 5 of my marines, but once that was done, I knew I had to finish them all so here we go, the squad now with all the gold bits done:

thanks all,

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/05 13:39:52


Post by: prototype_X


hi, you know the sheild weilding captain, you wouldnt happen to have any of those sheilds going spare??? if not, where did you get them?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/05 13:44:04


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Hey prototype_x - shields LDP's used so far? For the Captain iirc he used a Terminator Storm Shield. The WIP photos on the first page also use the DA Terminator Storm Shields as well.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/06 04:01:46


Post by: lipsdapips


Yep, you got it DSS! I used the termie sgt SS for the chaptain with ss and relic blade


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/06 04:02:44


Post by: prototype_X


aahhhh, i see now tanks.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/06 09:27:31


Post by: nerdfest09


just dropping in to say G'day! :-) the more you keep plugging away at these guys, the more you are definitely going to need a bigger place! you seem to have one of the biggest swag of models since DSS! but even 4 of us together couldn't match his awesomeness at collecting mini's! but you seem to be doing a good effort and the fact that you've painted heaps only makes it even cooler! can't wait to see what's next for your guys dude!

Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/06 09:57:45


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha Thanks man!

I've done more work since these last pics, I just havent snapped any pics yet. I modelled a 'counts as' Vulkan He'Stan and started some freehand on all the marines, i'll try to get some pics when I can!

and yes, haha DSS has a MASSSSSIVE collection!
hehe,

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/06 10:30:17


Post by: DarkStarSabre


It's only a small collection, really. I mean, even if the points values of the Tyranids is actually about 2,000 points short.



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/07 07:44:53


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all! Finally an update! I finished up all 10 marines freehand, and all now have the ultramarines logo, and a tactical arrow and miscellanious scribbles, arrows and company numbers. Pics below guys, enjoy what there is, i'll try to do some more work in the weekend! Till then!

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/09 06:45:11


Post by: lipsdapips


The squad is almost done! I should have them completely finished by tomorrow!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/10 01:43:37


Post by: lipsdapips


My tactical squad is finally finished!

Reflecting, I found this a much funner, quicker, easier and better experience to do in batch than do them al individually, and I love the result.
I found it hard and inconvinient how the shoulder pads got in the way of the bolters alot during assembly, but IMO, it's a small price to pay.
So so far in the Strike force:

SM Tac Squad 1 - DONE!
SM Captain and Command squad
SM Tac Squad 2
Land Raider
Rhino
Rhino
Vindicator
Whirlwind

And thus, next up is the tactical squad, that I want to be effective shootily, and then also effective in the following assault (good to make use of 2 attacks IMO), Opinions? Im thinking a few PPs, BPs, and SBs, and some PWs, and LCs in the mix? suggestions? I want it cool looking and effective, so i'll probably run company champion aswell.

pics below,

enjoy - LDP


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ML


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/10 09:00:26


Post by: nerdfest09


Yay, looking great as usual dude! I still really like the color of your armor on them! thry all look great together, the power sword looks nuts! i've never seen one done quite like that before! also the little tac arrow on the helmet is nicely done and a bit different!


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/10 09:04:24


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers man! Always rocks to hear from you! I'll probably get started on the command squad and captain if I can get some feedback for tomorrow.

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/10 09:21:36


Post by: nerdfest09


I'll write a note so i make sure i check back in :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 03:21:30


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe looking forward to it!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 06:27:07


Post by: Roleplayer


Your painting skills are very crisp and you show great talent.

it is unforunate that the end effect is really hindered by the obvious mould lines on your backpacks, arms and legs.
You should really take the 3 odd minutes per model it would take to file these off...it is really spoilin your otherwise great looking force.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 07:20:32


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Well, mold lines aside as that's sort of a known issue - let's look at the painting.

I love the different markings and iconography used. The sword is rather nice and I like that sort of sparking effect with it.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 08:12:42


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks guys!
@Roleplayer thanks for the words of advice, it's an honour having you check out the blog after owning such successful a blog of your own!

@DSS thanks man! It means alot, starting with my command squad now, i'll endevour to remove the mould lines from my models.

Thanks again lads,
LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 08:24:16


Post by: Loricatus Aurora


Looks excellent, especially that pw lightning display. I second removing mould lines, it takes time but they will bug you if you leave them, IMO.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 13:04:30


Post by: Roleplayer


It's not that i'm trying to be nitpicky. You just have a really good natural talent and I want to see you paint as well as you can!
It's important to see model prep as not something seperate to painting, but as important as any painting technique you can learn.

Just your skills have clearly progressed beyond beginner painting now. And you are moving into upper-intermediate painter, and at the skill levels you are reaching things like mould lines will become more and more of an issue.

if you were just a beginner level still I wouldn't bug you about your mold lines

Keep up the great work! Subscribed!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 19:37:59


Post by: lipsdapips


Hurray! Thanks for your words once again. I've done my best to remove the mold lines form my captain, and i'll post pics of him today.

Cheers guys,
LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/11 19:59:51


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys, I assembled the captain and command squad today, so far i've only scraped the mold lines off the captain, and with the the slight pose readjustment, I think he looks great!


EDIT- After looking at the pic, I still need to do the captains storm bolter arm.
Pics below

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/14 07:47:18


Post by: jirc


Looking cool dude, nice poses on those new marines!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/14 08:39:00


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks man! I was really happy wth how the BP/LC guy came out, I think he's great.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/14 11:06:59


Post by: nerdfest09


Captain pose-a-lot for the win! he looks excellent like that, regal and forceful nice job! looking good minus mold lines too :-) he's gonna be the best you've painted i reckon dude! because I bet you'll take more time with him as you've already spent more time on him! mark my words dude he'll be a winner!


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/14 19:21:33


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha thanks alot Nerdfest! I'll start working on him today if I can, and I will spend more time on him, i'll probably do complete highlights, and that sword effect that everyone loves ;P

updates coming (sometime) soon!

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/16 02:53:12


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys.
Today I got the captain t owhat i call the "based-black" stage. I also added miscellanious tidbits to both him and his command squad.
Also, if you guys follow Nerdfest09s blog you may've noticed that he's goingt to paint a marine for me! So, I had to return the favour, Nerdfest, here's the marine i'm going to paint in your chapter's colours:
EDIT: I also readjusted the company champs sword to the stereotypical position, I didn't like the previous pose.

Enjoy the pics lads.




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/16 22:24:03


Post by: jirc


Nice work LDP, looking good!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/16 23:47:52


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks alot!
Have had any responses in a while, means alot


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 02:30:20


Post by: nerdfest09


Niiice :-) Nerdfest marine looks languid and powerful! as all good nerdfests should look! I can't wait to see how these guys look with some paint on them! the poses are really,really good, I like the fact that you can get them to look so different without going crazy and converting and sculpting new bits! you have quite a talent for it Matt, seriously!

And thank you for returning the favor! I appreciate the gesture! gonna look good glaring over the battlements at my paint station urging me to do more! :-) painting an Ultramarine is going to be really fun the more i think about it! I'll paint him up third on the list at this stage for you dude!


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 04:00:07


Post by: lipsdapips


I'm looking forward to painting the exemplar up too! Do you think Adeptus Battlegrey then a wash of badab black is close enough to your colour scheme? That's the way I invisage myself doing him up with the red arms and helmet of course (i want him to be important )


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 05:15:57


Post by: nerdfest09


Yep, i'd say that may work well for the scheme, it'll at least be pretty darn close :-) and important is good, especially as i kinda like the way you do your red helmets!

keep it up dude!


nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 06:25:58


Post by: lipsdapips


@Nerdfest09
Haha congrats on the 200th post btw - righto, i'll paint him up as soon as.

Meanwhile, time for a (minor) Update!
I highlighted the captain and did his eyes, delighted with the result.




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 06:34:19


Post by: nerdfest09


Holy Gak dude, you be gettin' good bro! those lenses are top notch! the paint is neater and cleaner and highlights are really nice! man, you're doing some great painting at the moment! enough hanging out on dakka just get that darn brush out and finish him!


seriously, he looks awesome so far!


Nerdfest09


Automatically Appended Next Post:
200th post! oh yeah, Nerdfest09 for the win!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 06:37:59


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha,
I'm off to play DoW


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 06:39:42


Post by: nerdfest09


Nooooo paint,paint paint! :-) although DoW is fun!.....


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/17 11:15:15


Post by: lipsdapips


Just did alot more work - pics tomorrow


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/18 05:22:09


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all! Today I did up his cape, red parts, and his relic blade (and the little gem). I also thought I'd do a few close ups of his eye, boot, gem and cape.

Enjoy lads!

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/19 09:18:08


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all I finished my captain today! Yay I really pushed myself, and am pleased with the result!

Enjoy,

The command squad is next. I wanna try do a space wolf for the heck of it too, so I started him.
And also GUESS WHAT I STARTED NERDFEST09! {very early wip}




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/19 16:55:49


Post by: nerdfest09


Nerdfest marine is looking buff as dude! :-) I like the pics....Ultramarine......ultramarine.......ultramarine........SPACE WOLF......Ultramarine.... :-)

speaking of ultramarines, i bought ultramarine blue and it seems very light in colour? I'm not sure it's going to look right for me when i paint yours up for you? do use the straight colour or do you mix your own shade?


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/19 21:56:07


Post by: lipsdapips


I use Mordian Blue (foundation) and then use a wash of Asurmen blue, they look great together, and are pretty dark (the right depth for battle hardened bio engineered supermen!)
So yeah give that a try

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/20 00:12:00


Post by: jirc


Looking good LDP, I really like that pose, makes him look very imposing! That wolf is going o look nice man, you should check out my blog for some ideas. I love the wolves!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/20 01:10:04


Post by: lipsdapips


Righto! How sounds building up colours from chaos black, codex grey to SW grey? I have no SW experience, so what would you suggest?
Ah i'll just check the blog. Thanks!

EDIT
Your method seems really good man
but I don't have any shadow grey :\


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/20 07:49:34


Post by: jirc


Hey there LDP, how's it going dude? Hey would you mind PM'ing me a step by step guide on how you paint your Ultramarines. I'm taking a leaf out of Nerdfest's book and I am really keen to paint you up a marine. I've never painted Ultra's so it will be a very cool learning curve for me and help to break up my painting workload. Any time would be cool. Keep up the good work dude, I look forward to seeing more of your awesome Ultrasmurfs!


James


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/20 09:46:06


Post by: lipsdapips


Wow thanks man! Good to know you're enjoying what you see. I could leave you a link to my blog page with a step by step if you want?
Here's the link:
http://ultramarinesblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-paint-ultramarines-guide.html

And on how to do the eyes:
http://ultramarinesblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-paint-space-marine-eyes-red.html

Hope it helps!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/20 09:50:27


Post by: lipsdapips


Update time! Looky what I finally bought! A finecast chaplain. I figured it was about time.
Contrare to most, I think the quality is fine, a great and detailed mini. Sadly (for you guys ) i'm going to be away from Thursday-Sunday so I can't do any work on the blog, but I can still talk to you guys and answer any questions, so keep posting!

Pics below

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/20 10:00:07


Post by: jirc


I am yet to get my first fine cast, keen for Canis, but I probably won't end up fielding him so seems like a waste... Might have to get something I simply like the look of.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/20 10:30:20


Post by: lipsdapips


Well let me just say the Finecast range is great from what i've seen.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/21 08:00:41


Post by: prototype_X


the only finecast model ive seen was the lord commisar

i think it was nice but the guy who painted it used three coulors, and they were way too thick i couldnt see the detail. And to top it all off he hadnt even painted the parts right, literealy half the face was bright pink the other red, the rest of the pink was on the boots, the boots! i went home and looked at the price of the mini and i cried a little inside.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/21 10:13:30


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha! What a shame! Although I suppose a block of paint can still be game worthy considering you can see his gun, sword and hat!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/22 09:39:29


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all!
That's right! I couldn't resist, so I brought my paint station on holiday with me! (it wasnt overseas or anything). So i've had lots of free time here at my bach and managed to get the Chaplain painted (beautifully if I may say so myself ) up in a mere 2 days! [I cant do the base because I don't have everything with me] but i'm extremely pleased with the head, armour and the blue shoulder pad (i'm very proud of the 'U' freehand)
This was my first resin peice so be nice :p, on and p.s what's the best way to glue them? Plastic? Super? Mix?
So, enjoy the pics.

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/22 15:05:58


Post by: Lord Kaesar II


What you want to use is super glue- plastic glue has no adhesive effect on non-plastics. And the U is pretty good, besides that it looks a bit chunky at this resolution. Otherwise, it's looking rather nice, though I wouldn't personally want to take my paints on vacation, at least to free myself of guilt, if nothing else.

By the way, what are the parts of the chaplain? Just the body and the jump pack?

Nice work. Kaesar II


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/22 21:21:16


Post by: lipsdapips


The chaplain comes with the bolt pistol arm detatched and the jump pack.
Hope it helps
And yes I was contemplating the risk of taking my gear along, but eventually concluded its just a car ride


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/23 09:24:02


Post by: jirc


Man, that chapy looks bad ass, and wow, that paint just flew onto him! Nice work LDP! Where did you go on holiday?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/23 09:44:06


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe! I admit I was surprised by how fast I finished him.
I'm at Matakana
Great fun


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/23 09:45:14


Post by: jirc


Nice, I love Matakana! Lucky you.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 04:31:35


Post by: lipsdapips


Yep well i'm back now so full speed work can continue!
Hurrah! I'll start my command squad tomorrow.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 04:42:30


Post by: 40k Ninja


Looks cool. Did you paint the words on the scrolls? If you did there is a easier way to do the writing. Just buy a .25 sharpie. You can find them at micheals or probably any other craft store. Nice pieces.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 05:55:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Yes I did paint them. Thanks for the tip 40k Ninja, i'll have to get around to it!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 06:13:05


Post by: nerdfest09


Wow dude nice chappie! works a treat! now it appears you should stop painting such nice models as you seem to be distracting jirc from painting his own mini's! *insert frowny face at jirc here!* the 'u' is nicely done, a touch thick in the pics but it could be the actual pic? but the face and tabbard are tops! love the worn look to it, like it's been used for ages and is nicely weathered with the glory of battle!

keep it up dude, next thing you know you'll be painting on the loo, painting in bed, painting in the bath..... be careful don't want to have an intervention now do we!


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 06:52:09


Post by: lipsdapips


Hahaha! But I want to paint more!
Oh and explaining the 'u', the models in my store have a sort of general, layered 'chalky' look to them which I love (its chalky without being drybrushed and is somehow really thin too.) and in an attempt to copy that, I did several thin heavily diluted layers of astronomican grey until nice and uniform, the picture makes the 'u' slightly chunky but in real life the thickness is almost impossible to see.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 08:54:34


Post by: nerdfest09


Ah makes sense now, i know the finish you speak of, hard to replicate but looks the goods.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 23:42:07


Post by: lipsdapips


Yeah, it kind makes the models look 'smaller' and more complete (in a way)?

P.S LADS -AS WE SPEAK I'M BUILDING MY LAND RAIDER AND HAVE ALREADY BUILT MY NEXT TAC SQUAD [to be painted after the command squad].

see yall' soon!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/25 23:55:40


Post by: Lord of Caliban


Love those awesome Ultramarines!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/26 02:01:05


Post by: lipsdapips


@ChaosLordSam
Haha thanks man! Glad you're enjoying what you see!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/26 05:24:51


Post by: jirc


Can't wait to see the land raider! I think I might have to buy one soon, as I just love the look of them!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/26 08:57:09


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe Jirc, you asked for it, so you got it!
P.S does anyone know the best stages in which to assemble then paint land raiders? the build looks pretty confusing.
ANYWAY,
I painted the interior for y'all today, and did a dry fit and took some pics, also included are pics of the new tactical squad I built ready for painting (once i've done the command squad.)
Enjoy what ya' see lads!

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/26 13:58:09


Post by: nerdfest09


I find building the sides first is a good way to start on the raider then you can paint the interior detals and pop him all together and add the top part then touch up any paint and edge highlight until you're done! easy! :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/26 16:22:08


Post by: Lord Kaesar II


Piece of advice I would offer, from personal experience-- the mechanism for the front hatch, though cool, breaks pretty easily. You may find it conducive to have some alternate form of closure for the front hatch, if you want the interior to remain.

Kaesar II


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/26 23:40:49


Post by: lipsdapips


Hmmm, I may have to look into something like that. Thanks for the tips Kaeser and Nerdfest!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/27 07:45:59


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey lads, unfortunately I didn't get any painting done today, BUTTTTT
I made myself a kinda 'crude' light box, and want to know your opinions, do you like the pics more or less then my usual stuff? I snapped shots of pretty much all my HQ models [except for my command squad lads [got like 4 command squads not featured ])
here are pics. The pics are in chronologic order from dates when I painted them. I also put close ups on a few guys. I did close ups of the plasma cannon and plasma gun guys from my tactical squad too
ANOTHER PROBLEM!
Golden Demon is coming up soon, and since i've painted some more minis recently, the choice has gotten harder! how do I make a poll thing?
we need to pick two of the following: (there have been pics of em all dotted round the blog, so you should know who they are!)
Captain with relic blade and storm shield
Veteran with PW/SS (the one with the axe and GK helmet
Apothecary brother Aeven
My Latest captain (SB, Relic Blade/PW)
And my chaplain

HELP!!!

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/27 08:37:33


Post by: jirc


Man that is really cool, it clearly shows some mega improvements! You should be very proud of how far you have come in such a short time. That last captain is very close to perfect!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/27 09:14:46


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe...aww Thanks |


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/27 09:50:58


Post by: jirc


By the way, I'll have to go to the shop this week end and get all the paints I need for painting up your Ultradude. I have very few blues in my paint stash. But will get right to it after that!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/27 10:07:43


Post by: lipsdapips


Ooh! Sweet! Looking forward to it! I'll need to try find the time to paint up that space wolf.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/27 14:24:48


Post by: nerdfest09


You and me both LDP! I need to take more time off work now just to paint the things for everyone! :-) it may take a little while but i won't forget and it WILL be done! i can promise you that!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/27 23:42:08


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe, I'll continue to paint your languid captain whenever I can find the time


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/28 19:40:44


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all, so I finally got some more plastic glue (which might I add has been made SMALLER!) and constructed my land raider, for my first land raider I think i've done very well, and in a cinematic pose, it looks mean! i'm going to try paint it as soon as because of how excited I am but it's going to take a long time with a brush :\. This is where an airbrush would come very much in handy



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/29 03:19:31


Post by: Lord Kaesar II


I'll have you know, young whipper snapper, that I've painted all of my tanks by hand, even my baneblade. Sure it might not be so convenient, but when you don't have spray paint or an airbrush you do what you've gotta do Anyway, I like the land raider, besides that the heavy bolter barrels are looking... incomplete. The sprue left on the front looks bad, and though drilling the barrels is optional, I always like that asthetic. By the way, are the top hatches glued down? I always like to be able to change stuff out up top- I always find it handy to have a multi melta ready for the close firefight.

But! Good for you, adding the Land Raider to your force. Always a good decision to make. I can't tell you all the times it's just been stunned and still effective because of the Machine Spirit in it. Really great for holing up a squad of assault terminators or just holding off most shots to it (besides 1 time when a Salamander iron clad podded right beside it and twin link melted it up first turn :( )

Anyhow, it's still going nicely from what I can make out. Just remember to love on the bolters a bit! Kaesar II


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/29 06:41:21


Post by: lipsdapips


Yes I agree the bolters still need some work :\


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/29 07:16:16


Post by: nerdfest09


Fix them now! :-) then tell everyone you won't be contactable for 2 days, stock up with energy drinks, snacks and something heartier to sustain yourself hmmm maybe like a leg of lamb considering where you're from (make sure you have roast potato's with it) and paint that bad boy up! don't stop, don't sleep, don't ....well don't do anything i wouldn't do anyway!

Looking forward to seeing it finished dude!

Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/29 10:31:16


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha! Not much I can follow that up with, i'm very excited to work on it and definately want to get it finished! I'll try and do as much as I can if not ALL this weekend. But remember! I don't want to rush it!
Thanks for the feedback

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/29 13:07:31


Post by: Asylum_Inmate


Definitely don't rush it, I am sure it will look great when its done however, can't wait to see the end result.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/29 14:01:31


Post by: lipsdapips


Lol thanks Aslyum Inmate, neither can I! hahaha!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/29 15:35:54


Post by: Asylum_Inmate


At least you get to see it before the rest of us lol


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/07/31 04:41:20


Post by: jirc


Looking forward to seeing that Raider broseph, keep it up!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/01 06:06:08


Post by: nerdfest09


JAMES! get off DAKKA and paint dude!:-) leave ldp to fondle his landraider into a glorious tempest of wrath for crushing the emperor's foes! you need to stoke the fire and wolve up my man!


LDP.....hey dude :-) how's the raider looking? any sneaky pics for us? and stop encouraging jirc to get stuck looking at you models! if you were a little less entertaining and didn't paint so quick he'd have his army done by now! lol

and you should be close too? much more to paint for it?


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/01 08:34:45


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey Hey! Nerfest! How's is going?
I'll try to get some pictures up tonight or tomorrow. Thus far I've got the entire hull painted up to the blue stage and the top has been highlighted. It's taking much longer then I thought! I've been working quite long and hard, but will increase my output . Since this is my first proper tank, (after experiences with old rhinos where washes looked horrible, and things generally went wrong) I decided that I wouldn't wash this tank, making the task longer still! I've had to paint wash into all the recesses individually which took a while, but worry not, for it's all done, all I have to do is highlight the sides, and i've done all the large flat work that i'm not so good at, then detailing which hopefully wont take too long, and i'll hopefully have the finished product up on the blog anytime between Wednesday and Sunday (depending on how inspired I feel throughout the week.)
So yeah, i'll talk to y'all shortly!

Keep cool,

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/01 10:31:28


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey lads, most of the update was mentioned in the previous post, so here are the pics!

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/01 10:35:02


Post by: MaximusPrime


Great colour scheme, love the landraider, great job.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/01 11:09:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks alot! I want to get it finished as soon as! Look out for updates

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/11 15:25:47


Post by: Doggles


Hiya Lips - nice Ultras, mate. Land Raiders are cool and that's starting to look like one cool Land Raider. Particularly like the posing of the gunner - looking off to the side like that works well. Keep up the good work!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/11 19:48:11


Post by: lipsdapips


hehe cheers Doggles! I'm going to get some pictures up tonight of my progress, most of the stuff that will be painted not blue has been done black, and ive done the front of the tracks, the HBs and some details on the front!

Seems like alot to do still, but know that i'm getting there.
hehe!

;D LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/12 07:52:58


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys, long awaited update I guess, i've been working, just not blogging, so sorry about that.

anyway, I'm going to be entering for two Golden Demon categories and i'll post models and any results (unlikely! ) at the end of the competition, but i'm entering them tomorrow. So wish me luck!

But yes, what have I been working on? I searched deep into the bowels of my boxes and found some of the old Tau I had, we bought a battleforce a while back. I managed to find 2 unpainted fire warriors and have started to paint one as the traditional Tau colour scheme (the sandy one) and so far its coming out ok, just takes layer after layer to get it uniform, that's all. I also did some detailing on the Land Raider, but it still has alot of work to be done, so without further ado, I present to you, the pictures:

(LDP)



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LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/12 08:16:02


Post by: jirc


Looking good dude! I have been eagerly waiting for more updates! Are the Tau something you wish to get back into or just to break up the monotony of painting Ultramarines? I just watched the Ultramarine movie, have you seen it yet?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/12 08:31:01


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey jirc, I been loving the tau for as long as I can remember, and after playing Dark Crusade practically non stop as tau, my spark was re kindled and I would love to collect a small force, but alas I possess insufficient funds , but I will get there, someday.

And yes, ive the ultramarines movie, pretty darn good ;P


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/12 09:36:11


Post by: jirc


Yeah I quite enjoyed it. Hey I've got a few Tau, nothing special, a few old models my brother gave me. PM me your address and I'll post them over at some point.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/12 11:46:50


Post by: lipsdapips


Awww you dont have to do that ;P


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/12 20:11:11


Post by: jirc


Not a worry. They will just sit here in my cupboard otherwise, I'll never get around to painting them... If you want them they are yours.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/13 01:47:56


Post by: Mr.Malevolent


Wow I've been away for too long from your thread. That Land Raider is fantastic! Also, awesome job on the Fire Warrior, a man after my own heart


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/13 02:51:31


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Mr.Malevolent! It really means alot!

LDP

P.S Jirc, it's up to you dude, do what you want, they belong to you after all. But thanks in advance for whatever response you choose, making the offer is what counts


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/13 03:54:14


Post by: nerdfest09


Dude that Tau is great! nicely done! imagine if you had of done that to a whole army! wowsers :-) I have a partially finished devil fish if you want it? it's only missing a side thruster (the big one on at the rear) and the landing feet and one side circle hatch, it could be fixed easy with parts or used to make some sweet terrain, you can have him if you want it? save you some coin!

where's the landraider updates? anything soon dude? :-)


Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/13 06:44:43


Post by: jirc


Just PM me your address, I'll post them when I get the funds bro!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/13 07:03:13


Post by: Doggles


Raider's looking great (when you get a chance, drill them there gun barrels out...) - nice finish on the tracks now. Tau's looking great. It's all great!!!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/13 22:56:17


Post by: lipsdapips


Hehe thanks all.
I'm going to try my haaaaardest to get alot of notable work done tonight on the land raider, but be warned I only got about 2 hours of sleep last night so I may fall asleep in the process ^^
haha i'll try to get some paint down!

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/14 03:49:04


Post by: James23105


Awesome work man, very impressive!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/14 19:51:16


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks alot James!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/15 10:44:41


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey all! Sorry to say I did fall asleep on Sunday for 5 and a half hours, and couldn't get any work done, but hey, It's monday! And i've done plenty! So nearly finished with this beast of a tank and should have it DONE AND FINISHED AND COMPLETED AND CONCLUDED AND READY FOR TOMORROW! (Phew, took long enough!). But in all honesty, without trying to sound cocky, I must say what what is my first (will be) completed tank, my personal reflection would say that I feel i've done fantastically, but i'll leave that to you guys to decide, enjoy!

P.S You may notice that this is my personal command tank - written on it is 'lipsdapips' I may have to make a captain Lipdapepus or something later down the line to represent me and what I enjoy in game, I think that would be a heap of fun

LDP




LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 06:48:38


Post by: Doggles


Like.

A.

Boss.

First completed tank, eh? - there's nothing like finishing off a larger project like this - it always takes longer than expected but it's always worth it.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 07:40:39


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha my good old doggles, what you say is SO true, i'm working on it as we speak and am SOOOOOO close to finishing, and i'm excited as ever, will DEFINATELY have finished pics up tonight!! WO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 09:11:57


Post by: Doggles


Hee hee - stop posting on Dakka and get painting :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 11:13:13


Post by: lipsdapips


WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO! I finished it! Yayyy! This is what's so wonderful about the hobby, admiring the finished product. I love how my tau came out, it really shows that it is the base that completes the models, looks entirely different to an unbased mini, for sure. I finished my Land Raider! (finally). I'm proud of the marines shoulder pad and some of the wrinting etc, overall, for my first tank, I think it came out ok.

pics below, enjoy!!

LDP



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 12:38:49


Post by: nerdfest09


Nice Tank dude! looking pretty sharp right there! now you've done one I am imagining a armoured assault will be on the cards! and i still love the tau! you've done a great paintjob on him, really nicely done! the base suits him too, stalking an agri world for a place to colonise for the greater good! ;-)

Nerdfest09


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 13:26:53


Post by: Doggles


Congrats Lips - nice tank. Bask in the glory of its awesomeness for a while... then start another one ;-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 19:35:39


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha! Thanks guys!

@Nerdfest I'm probably going to paint my command squad next, then maybe a rhino or some other tank in the strike force, and then my final tac squad, and the rest of the tanks. Thanks for the feedback

@Doggles Thanks man, I sure will! hehe. Btw is the dog in your picture yours? because he's awesome!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 20:51:17


Post by: Doggles


Thanks Lips - the doggy in the picture is sadly no longer with us, but yes, he was absolutely awesome! He was a mighty (150lbs) Newfoundland. Quite a presence - like sharing the house with a lion! Our new dog is a great little scenthound who's only 20 months old at the moment and he's a barrel of fun. We're seriously considering getting another one - the house would be a complete madhouse if we did but dogs are cool :-)


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 22:37:10


Post by: jirc


I'm loving that Tau dude, looking awesome! The LR looks minter too, but photos never do a large vehicle justice, I will have to see it in person some time! Seeing how you paint Tau has fully convinced me that you need more! Do you also want Kroot, as I have a few of them too? Hurry up and PM me your address, so I can send them too ya!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/16 22:46:02


Post by: tipios


Loads of great minis going on here, and I like your lightning effects.


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/17 04:41:40


Post by: lipsdapips


@Doggles That's such a shame. He would've been awesome to be around :(

@Jirc as much as i'd love to recieve stuff from you, I feel really selfish in doing so and dont find it fair :( it's hard for me to recieve stuff as I always feel I have to return something back to you (the space wolf guy that I should probably get round to doing sometime. - but he doesn't cut it ofc!)

@tipios thanks for the feedback mate! I could probably do a guide on lightning effects if anyone was interested.

LDP


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/17 20:21:15


Post by: Lennysmash


Love the progress on the blog Lips, I always check up on this thread first because after many changes I've decided to give in to my inner smurf and re-start my boys in blue.

Keep up the awesome updates


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/18 04:19:13


Post by: lipsdapips


Woo!! Ultrasmurfs for life mate! Trust me, you'll have a great time


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/19 14:06:00


Post by: Lennysmash


Yeah, the smurf-hate used to get to me, but now I'm thinking it. I bought the blooming things, I'll paint them blue if I wanna .


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/19 21:02:55


Post by: lipsdapips


Hahaha! That's the spirit!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/22 10:59:57


Post by: Doggles


Lennysmash wrote:I bought the blooming things, I'll paint them blue if I wanna .


Quite bloomin' right too! - If blue works for you, then blue they should be. Get your Smurf on.



LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/22 12:44:53


Post by: Rawson


The script on that LR is looking great! It's little details like that that really make things pop.

Keep it up!

Cheers,
Rawson


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/22 17:15:10


Post by: Lennysmash


Doggles wrote:
Lennysmash wrote:I bought the blooming things, I'll paint them blue if I wanna .

Quite bloomin' right too! - If blue works for you, then blue they should be. Get your Smurf on.


Haha, I was going to use another instead of the "blooming" but I thought I may appear to be suffering from tourettes.

Lips, what do you have on the horizon now the LR is nearing the end? Are you going to focus on the Tau for a bit of a break, or continue on with the UM's?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/23 09:48:11


Post by: lipsdapips


@Rawson thanks a heap man! That sort of thing really motivates me to carry on!

@Lennysmash I ordered some stuff over e-bay, and am expecting it soon. I sort of want to keep it a surprise a little. But lets just say they are a little bit...blue ;P (armour or skin you start thinking, wait and see )


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/23 11:00:02


Post by: Asylum_Inmate


lipsdapips wrote:(armour or skin you start thinking, wait and see )


actual smurfs?

with heavy weapons?


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/23 21:12:41


Post by: Knightley


Those Tau look pretty cool, nice work!


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/24 08:46:47


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Knightley! I'll have to swoop over to your blog and see what's happening!

Asylum Inmate I'll post pics tonight, because 'the items' (well, 1 of 2 items) came from ebay today! You'll see


LDP's Blog: 14th Nov - T'au Sept Shas'o Coldstar Battlesuit Commander @ 2011/08/24 10:00:07


Post by: Skylifter


I just found this, and I really like your painting style and your conversion work; however, I do think all the SW and BA bitz look out of place on ultramarines. Blood drops and wolf heads just do not fit them.