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Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/03 16:02:56


Post by: Slinky


*EDIT* - Going to keep this thread going post Salamanders as somewhere to post pics of other things I (very slowly) work on...

Thought I'd actually try a blog thread for my current army project - A 1500pt Salamanders army!

Aiming to make these some of the best models I've painted, so putting a little extra effort in. Going for Forge World Mark IV heads/torsos (the Red Scorpions conversion kit gives pretty good value) and Dark Arts lava bases.

The "fluff" for my army is a small but battle-hardened force accompanying Vulkan He'Stan in his search for chapter relics, I'm giving all the tac marines terminator honour shoulder pads to try and indicate some kind of veteran status, also to avoid too much shoulder pad freehand .

My first finished squad is a 5-man unit of scouts with Pig Iron heads (HATE the plastic scout heads, but the rest of the models are great):


On the painting table at the moment is an AOBR Dreadnought (WIP), tarted up with some FW brass Salamanders symbols:


After that I have lined up my first 5 Tactical marines:


Then a Rhino:


Also worth showing a pic of is my Vulkan He'Stan model that I bought on eBay a couple of years ago - No idea who sculpted it, but I love it - I have now replaced the head with a FW Mark IV head to tie in with the rest of the force:



Hoping that FW bring out a CC variant of the Tartaros terminator armour, as they will tie in beautifully with the rest of my Mark IV marines...

Hope to have a further update soon, any comments gratefully received!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/13 11:58:38


Post by: Slinky


Finished the 1st Dreadnought:






Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/13 12:06:08


Post by: 02Laney


Very cool stuff - the Salamanders have a great fluff and your models are definitely doing it justice so far! Keep it up.

The pig iron heads are a really good fit for the scouts too (their heads work well for IG vets, but don't seem to work for Space Marines.

Cheers Laney


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/13 12:18:52


Post by: Imperial Monkey


Like it, look forward to more...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/19 15:47:39


Post by: Slinky


Got my first Tactical marine finished to act as a template for the rest:





Next job is to finish the rest of the combat squad...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/19 15:49:18


Post by: Young_Logan


Really well painted i have seen lots of salamanders armies spring up recently, but this is one of the better ones, keep going

Young Logan


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/19 15:54:21


Post by: Slinky


Thanks - Planning to stick at this army until it's done, unlike all my other projects


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/19 16:43:51


Post by: Llamahead


Know how you feel nifty idea for the Scout heads have to admit they definitely benefit from it far more than the Cadians.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/21 11:33:30


Post by: Young_Logan


Slinky wrote:Thanks - Planning to stick at this army until it's done, unlike all my other projects


I do the same thing, but trying to stick to my wolves till i have at least a legal painted force, looking forward to more updates

Young Logan


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/04/27 09:40:47


Post by: Slinky


Mini-Update

Have now finished 3/5 of the combat squad I am working on, no pics, will post pics once all 5 are done...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/05/03 09:29:52


Post by: Slinky


Update - Have now finished the 1st combat squad of Tactical Marines:



And here's a pic of what's finished so far:



Next up, the Rhino


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/05/19 21:25:46


Post by: Slinky


Mini Update

Work has been slowed by the arrival of mini-Slinky #2

However I got back into the swing tonight and got some more work done on the Rhino, still a fair bit left to do though...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/05/20 09:34:53


Post by: Brother-Captain Scotti


Congratulations!!! Very good new indeed

The salamanders are looking very smart, keep it up!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/05/20 09:59:04


Post by: ceorron


I concur, that a flipping great. I'd go as far as saying that is the coolest looking SM squad I think I have ever seen.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/05/20 10:15:05


Post by: J-paint


I would hazard a guess, that this might be somehow related to your Vulkan? Nice looking stuff here btw. look forwards to seeing more from you.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/126544-Salamanders%2C%20Space%20Marines%2C%20Vulcan.html



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/05/20 10:34:29


Post by: Slinky


Brother-Captain Scotti wrote:Congratulations!!! Very good new indeed

The salamanders are looking very smart, keep it up!


ceorron wrote:I concur, that a flipping great. I'd go as far as saying that is the coolest looking SM squad I think I have ever seen.


Thanks, guys

J-paint wrote:I would hazard a guess, that this might be somehow related to your Vulkan? Nice looking stuff here btw. look forwards to seeing more from you.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/126544-Salamanders%2C%20Space%20Marines%2C%20Vulcan.html



Yeah, that's definitely him in the process of being sculpted - thank you, will try to find out more!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/05/23 08:04:15


Post by: Slinky


Got my Rhino with Chapterhouse Studios door set finished:




Next up, the 2nd Dreadnought...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/06/03 11:41:54


Post by: Slinky


Mini-update - Been slow going but Dread #2 is prolly 2/3 finished, hopefully have finished pics to show off soon...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/06/03 14:27:25


Post by: kenshin620


Very nice lava effects. Its also nice to see more helmet scout marines. They cant always go to battle without a helmet of sorts, especially in hazardous environments


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/06/13 14:55:57


Post by: Slinky


Haven't really had any time for painting owing to parental responsibility and general sleepiness

I have, however, managed to assemble the next 5 marines, and the Land Raider with added bling from Chapterhouse and Forge World brass:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/07/11 09:33:11


Post by: Slinky


Well, the mini-Slinky is now 2 months old, things are settling down a bit and I've managed to get the brushes out

Dreadnought #2 is complete:



Next up, 5 more Tac marines to complete Tac squad #1 - Hopefully the next update will be a bit sooner this time


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/07/12 09:42:04


Post by: Slinky


Forgot to mention, had a slight panic last week when my ancient pot of Citadel Hobgoblin Orange (bought in about 1990 ) finally proved unusable (turns out there was a tear in the lid so it had dried out enough to be beyond saving). This was one of the main colours I was using for the lava bases

Got a pot of "Fire Dragon Bright", which seems a close enough match. Phew.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/07/23 12:54:07


Post by: Slinky


Mini-Update

3 out of 5 of the Tac marines are finished, pics to follow once they are all done...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/07/23 13:30:11


Post by: Big Boss Grimbad


Nice painting, and I like that they all have mk IV heads. Keep going


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/07/27 16:27:08


Post by: Slinky


They are done!

Struggled to get a good pic as the sergeant's white helmet kept reflecting the flash...



And here's a pic of what's done so far all together:



A massive 510 points!

Next up, Vulkan He'Stan.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/02 22:50:13


Post by: deathstreak2000


This is just pure awesome sauce! Wow

Keeping an eye on this from now on


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/03 08:51:48


Post by: Dicrel Seijin


It's a small force, but that is some nice painting. Looking forward to seeing He'stan painted up sometime.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/03 08:54:28


Post by: Rabid Ferret


I am liking the lava bases. Dark Arts?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/03 10:23:28


Post by: Slinky


deathstreak2000 wrote:This is just pure awesome sauce! Wow

Keeping an eye on this from now on


Dicrel Seijin wrote:It's a small force, but that is some nice painting. Looking forward to seeing He'stan painted up sometime.


Thanks, guys Vulkan is progressing slowly, like all my painting, but I have made a start

Rabid Ferret wrote:I am liking the lava bases. Dark Arts?


Yep, I highly recommend them, and the painting tutorial on their website really helped me out too


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/25 15:40:12


Post by: Slinky


Vulkan He'stan is done!



Next up, Land Raider (lascannon pattern as I felt my army needed a bit more long-range firepower).


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/25 16:41:24


Post by: varl


really nice work, here. I love your take on vulcan (the pose on the GW model really irks me) and I envy your collection of FW and chapterhouse bits


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/25 17:16:59


Post by: Slinky


Thanks!

Not my sculpt of Vulkan, I bought it from a mysterious Russian on eBay

I too am not a fan of the GW model, but love this one!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/08/31 09:19:57


Post by: Slinky


Nothing new to show, just complaining that Land Raiders are BIG - also, Snot green takes at least 2 coats to cover the base coat of Orkhide shade. Sigh.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/09/07 03:15:48


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


Yay! Another Salamanders player! I already LOVE your painting.

And... I'm jealous of your amount of forge world and chapterhouse bits


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/09/07 03:33:39


Post by: SickSix


Nice job! I like your interpretation of Vulkan!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/10/18 09:57:59


Post by: Slinky


Got a bit disheartened by how big the LR is and how slowly I was progressing, so I ground to a halt.

Hoping to re-motivate myself with a post on here...

Here's the WIP so far:



Next up is going to be a set of Terminators - I plan to use the FW Tartaros models:



And though I haven't bought them yet, I did get the weapons I wanted via bits sellers:



Now, I had an idea for these - I thought the shields would be a bit dull in green, but then I remembered the OLD Salamanders colour scheme:



So my plan is to use that yellow/black camo scheme on the shields - I think it might look pretty cool


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2012/10/18 10:05:07


Post by: Yojiro


God damn that LR is going to look awesome!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/19 12:36:00


Post by: Slinky


Well, that particular self-motivation didn't work, but now 3 months down the line I have got stuck in again and the LR is progressing.

Hope to finish it soon, will then post pics


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/20 09:47:57


Post by: Slinky


Finally finished all the green bits of the LR last night! That is a weight off my mind

Done about 50% of the "bling" too - I may actually finish this soon - amazing


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/20 15:58:58


Post by: Young_Logan


Love the land raider and hestan If you can do the shields like that without them looking garish then i would do it, if not i wouldn't as it just wouldn't look right with the rest of your army. ALthough i don't doubt your painting skills, best of luck

Young Logan


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/21 11:49:34


Post by: Slinky


Managed to get my brushes out for the 2nd night in a row, which is quite some achievement for me in the last 6 months. Now the "bling" is progressing well.

 Young_Logan wrote:
If you can do the shields like that without them looking garish then i would do it, if not i wouldn't as it just wouldn't look right with the rest of your army.


I plan to do one as a prototype and see how it looks. Aiming for a fairly orangey yellow, so hopefully won't be too bright...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/21 12:00:18


Post by: sir william the bold


Dang... great work, I really like how you did the scouts!

And I look forward to seeing what your terminators look like


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/21 12:30:57


Post by: Slinky


 sir william the bold wrote:
Dang... great work, I really like how you did the scouts!

And I look forward to seeing what your terminators look like


Very kind words, thank you


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/24 23:08:07


Post by: Slinky


The Land Raider is finished! At last!




Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/01/25 11:34:40


Post by: Slinky


Forgot to mention that this takes me to 950 points of painted models, and I am now out of Salamanders models to paint.

I will order the Terminators from Forge World soon, but might paint some Sedition Wars minis while I wait...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/02/05 10:18:09


Post by: Slinky


Well, my Sedition Wars Kickstarter box arrived, and I have decided that I should paint all the contents of that.

Going for a pretty quick paint style, and so far I have already managed 12 of the Strain, which is world record pace for me

Just a v simple base coat and Devlan Miracle wash, I am pleased with the results.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/02/28 17:47:02


Post by: Gingalain


Damned nice
On the Dreadnought shoulder the salamander symbol, Is that Forgeworld brass etching?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/02/28 17:48:39


Post by: Slinky


 Gingalain wrote:
Damned nice
On the Dreadnought shoulder the salamander symbol, Is that Forgeworld brass etching?


Thanks

Yes, it is, I've also used other brass symbols on the Land Raider's doors.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/10 18:24:03


Post by: Slinky


I haven't been in a painting mood for a few months

But I have got started again - I'm working on the Techmarine for my Thunderfire Cannon!

Pics when he's finished.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/13 08:08:02


Post by: Slinky


The TechMarine is complete!



Next up, the Thunderfire cannon for him to crew. I hope to NEVER have to glue another one of those bastards together


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/13 09:57:01


Post by: TheDraconicLord


I'm guessing your TFC was a metal one. I read stories of how infuriating is to assemble that model.

Lovely tech-marine, I really like that Obsidian-like blade. I'm hoping with so many months away you are ready and pumped for more Salamanders action!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/13 10:07:53


Post by: Slinky


Yes, metal. So many of the bits just plain didn't fit it was painful. I have it together, but it's not perfect...

Thanks for your kind words on the Techmarine - Yes, I am hoping to keep up the painting momentum this time


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/13 10:32:34


Post by: rohansoldier


Looking forward to seeing the rest of those termies, the army so far is amazing!!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/15 14:17:04


Post by: Slinky


The Thunderfire Cannon is complete:



You may notice that there are a couple of bits missing, this is because it was 2nd hand from eBay Thankfully I still had enough bits to make it usable, just the bottom recoil thingy and the 2 rear feet are absent...

PS I have ordered my FW Terminators!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/16 17:14:32


Post by: Master Azalle


The thunderfire cannon is really well done!

I like how you snuck in the original salamander's scheme on the axe!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/16 17:20:40


Post by: Feasible


Beautifully painted Salamanders. More marines next maybe?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/16 19:22:48


Post by: Slinky


Thanks

Yes, more Tac marines will follow the terminators.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/17 20:39:37


Post by: TheDraconicLord


The assembly may have been hellish, but it was worth it beautiful looking TFC.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/17 22:57:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Man that's a neat little force you've got going! I like it! Subbed


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/20 09:37:44


Post by: Slinky


Terminators arrived! However only 1 or 2 of the torsos are usable, the rest have horrible mould slip :(

FW are going to send me replacements, but I can only get 1 or 2 assembled and painted for now...


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Well, the 2nd torso wasn't worth using, so I just have the one assembled:



So I can get him painted up while I wait for the replacements.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/20 15:38:10


Post by: Master Azalle


Can't Wait to see this guy painted up!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/20 15:44:34


Post by: nerdfest09


Nice work Slinky! liking the Landraider with the CH parts! looks really good although i'd like to see some slightly less bright shots one day? :-) the techmarine is good too and I like the concept of the blade, something different that works well, I vote you get a wiggle on and paint that Tartaros! I am yet to see Sallies done in that armour!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/20 16:15:47


Post by: Slinky


Thanks - And yeah, photography is not my strong suit


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/22 14:48:30


Post by: Slinky


A WIP of the terminator, standing next to a Mierce Mjagnir that I am in the process of assembling - big, isn't he?



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/22 15:55:05


Post by: Master Azalle


Dude is Huge!

And the tartaros looks great!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/22 16:10:53


Post by: TheDraconicLord


That Mjagnir looks like he's about to squash the terminator

"Uh, I think I heard something behind me"


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/22 16:23:23


Post by: Slinky


"Call that a hammer? THIS is a hammer!"


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/27 15:58:46


Post by: Slinky


Made some more progress on the Tartaros Terminator.


I am pretty pleased with the way the old Salamander pattern on the shield came out, and I think I'll do the same for all his buddies.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/27 20:20:12


Post by: TheDraconicLord


That's one fantastic mix between the old and new! I absolutely hate their old scheme, but works like a charm on his shield!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/29 12:21:05


Post by: Slinky


My replacement torsos arrived, and they look absolutely fine, so now I'll be able to assemble the rest


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/29 12:48:12


Post by: Master Azalle


Love love love the sheild man!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/29 12:50:23


Post by: Theophony


I've always liked the salamanders chapter and flames , but the colors never looked just right. Your terminator however is perfect. The only thing I might do different if I could opt that would be a yellow helmet. The white just looks weird to me or one reason. It looks great, just doesn't fit my plans.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/31 06:07:44


Post by: Slinky


I ordered a LE Salamanders codex.

I just couldn't resist since the Salamander on the cover has a Mk IV helmet just like all my models.

Half happy, half annoyed at the ludicrous price (£70!!!).


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/08/31 06:23:01


Post by: inmygravenimage


Great stuff here. This rocks my happy place, and your use of parts makes me very jealous. Very cool.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/09/02 06:27:00


Post by: Largeblastmarker


beautiful sheild. the sarge should be fully old scheme tho. how cool would that be?



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/09/02 08:55:06


Post by: Slinky


 Largeblastmarker wrote:
beautiful sheild. the sarge should be fully old scheme tho. how cool would that be?



That's... A VERY interesting idea - thanks! I am going to give that serious thought


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/09/03 15:05:53


Post by: Slinky


The first terminator is complete!



The rest are now assembled, and the second is underway, may post more WIPs at some point next week


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/09/03 20:26:23


Post by: TheDraconicLord


You make the Salamander's proud.

Into the fires of battle, unto the anvil of war!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/09/17 10:46:47


Post by: Slinky


I've got some more work done on the terminators:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/12/08 18:06:45


Post by: Slinky


Finally got the brushes out again, the terminators are nearly complete, pics to follow when they are done.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/12/10 10:05:05


Post by: Slinky


The terminator squad is done!



Next up, a 5-man combat squad of tactical marines - Got the torsos/heads and shoulder pads from FW in the post yesterday, now to assemble them


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/12/17 11:05:30


Post by: Slinky


Trying to keep the momentum up...

I have the 5-man tac squad assembled, primed and getting the base colours on:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2013/12/17 16:08:17


Post by: Big Boss Grimbad


Awesome stuff slinky, I really like the old salamander patern on the schields of those termies.

Keep it up!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/01/14 17:01:52


Post by: Slinky


Made a bit more progress (no pics, sorry). All the green is now done, and that's the bit that takes longest, so hopefully will finish them off soon.

Going to add a squad of 3 bikers next.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/01/16 10:36:59


Post by: Slinky


Made a bit more progress - the bases are now about halfway done...



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/01/22 11:02:42


Post by: Slinky


The tac marines are getting close to completion now! The bases are all done, just some fine details left to finish off - pictures once they are finished.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/01/30 11:33:50


Post by: Slinky


The tactical marines are complete!



Unfortunately I am temporarily out of hobby funds, so can't get the bikers just yet. Will be painting a couple of my Mierce Darklands figures while I wait...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/03/12 13:35:24


Post by: Slinky


I've now ordered my bikers

Going to use these FW chaps:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/03/12 14:19:07


Post by: Nevelon


Every time I hit the FW page I drool over those guys. Looking forward to seeing what you can do with them.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/03/12 15:21:36


Post by: Slinky


They are very pretty, aren't they

Once these are painted up, my 1500pts army will be complete at last. I'm planning to leave it there, any larger battles will be done via allies, as I have so many other half done projects I should be finishing off...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/03/14 20:21:01


Post by: OneManNoodles


Looking forward to seeing them in green .


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/04/01 10:07:39


Post by: Slinky


I have all my bikers assembled now.

Got the bases (from a company called Bases 4 War as Dark Art Miniatures who did my other bases don't have a set of bike bases) painted:


And the first 3 bikers have some paint on, but a long way still to go




Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/04/02 18:44:18


Post by: Dust


Good looking stuff, I especially like the use of Mk4 helmets to tie the force together. It's a small touch but it really shines when they're pictured all together.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/04/03 15:34:18


Post by: Slinky


Thanks

Keep meaning to take another group shot, but I guess I will wait now until the bikers are done and take shots of the finished army all together.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/04/08 08:26:39


Post by: Slinky


The first 2 bikers are done:


Also, just noticed that it's just past the 2 year mark since I started this blog. I really need to paint faster


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/04/08 12:34:37


Post by: Theophony


Well since your like the rest of us with low painting, just give ll your models veterans of the long war skills. They look fabulous at any pace though , really making it hard on me not to build my own salamanders force. I REALLY want to.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/04/26 09:50:41


Post by: Slinky


First outing for these guys last night, ended in a victory!

Though these scouts didn't fare too well:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/07/15 21:19:36


Post by: Slinky


After yet another long painting hiatus, I am back at it.

2 more bikes done, leaving just 1 more to complete the planned 1500pt army!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/02 14:20:23


Post by: Slinky


The last biker is finally done!


And here's the whole squad:


That completes the whole planned 1500 point army! At last!

Whole army pictures to follow soon...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/23 09:42:48


Post by: Slinky


So I thought I might as well keep this blog going, and show pics of other things I am working on, to try to keep my motivation up.

My current projects are:
1) Deadzone terrain and rebels.
2) Mierce Darklands

Here are some pics of Mierce models I have completed recently:




And here are a couple of awesome assembled models:






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And here's a WIP of my first Mierce troll!



Tried to find a different skin colour to the more usual green, and I am quite pleased with the result.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/23 14:03:43


Post by: ckig


Nice work on the troll. What colours did you use on his skin?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/23 15:07:51


Post by: Slinky


Thanks!

It was stegadon scale green, then devlan mud wash, then stegadon again, then dark reaper, then codex grey


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And on the other side, I have some Deadzone things to show:

Buildings:




First 2 Rebs:



And the next Reb:




Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/24 16:00:32


Post by: Dust


Can we get some army-photos of the Salamanders?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/24 16:36:08


Post by: Slinky


Yeah, it's on my list, just trying to think of a good way to get them all in

Thanks for showing an interest


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/25 02:05:37


Post by: Dust


 Slinky wrote:
Yeah, it's on my list, just trying to think of a good way to get them all in

Thanks for showing an interest


You're very welcome, and I certainly don't mean to detract from your Deadzone postings. I don't know anything about Deadzone beyond the fact that it's produced by Mantic. Although your postings just now did prompt me to look into some of their Terrain offerings.

But I'm super interested in your Salamanders army primarily for the usage of Mk4 armor. I've actually been planning and developing a Pre-Heresy army that ideally will use a lot of models in Mk4 suits so it's nice to see so many of them painted up, assembled, and in one place.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/25 09:27:57


Post by: Slinky


Well, thanks to your prompting I have finally got off my arse and taken a group pic:



It's fairly high-res, so if you click it you can then zoom in a bit.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/25 13:23:07


Post by: mega_bassist


Aw man, that looks awesome! Now, if only my Tau looked like that....


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/26 11:29:00


Post by: Slinky


Another assembled Mierce miniature - Jormungand, Troll Jarl:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2014/09/30 09:29:26


Post by: Slinky


The first Mierce troll is finished! (Except the base, haven't decided how the Norse bases will be done yet).



And a bit more progress on the next Deadzone rebel:





Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/02/01 07:52:55


Post by: Azazelx


I've just come through this blog. You've got some really consistently fantastic work here. I know it's a step back in time, but I'd love to see some more (and bigger!) full-army shots of the Salamanders. Perhaps on that DZ scenery?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/02/01 08:28:27


Post by: angelofvengeance


Holy gak Slinky! Gonna have to get me those Legion Outriders bikes for my Ravenwing. They look awesome!


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Also- loving your Deadzone stuff too. Nice scenery!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/02/02 10:42:39


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, guys! I really appreciate the comments

I have been on an extended break from painting, having lost my painting mojo again. I think I am coming to the end of it, though, and hope to get back behind a brush soon, probably to finish off my DZ rebs.

Maybe I need a lofty painting target like yours, AzazelX. At this point if I manage to paint 30 figures this year I think I will be doing well


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/02/05 07:11:55


Post by: Azazelx


Well, set it for something achievable - 50 figures? 100? and allow yourself any number of "cheats". Mine isn't 365 figures painted from scratch - it's "365 figures finished to my current standard". If I rebase and touch up a figure from years ago, it counts (I'm doing round bases). If I finish figures that have been half-painted or 90% painted since last year (or a decade ago) it counts. Scenery? Each individual piece counts.

Then if you fail to hit it by the end of the year, set yourself the "soft" target next year of beating the previous year's output, as well as another go at the original target.

I took a few figures to work this week - along with 3 paints and 2 brushes - just to do a little highlighting in a quiet corner during my lunch break. The plan being to keep me interested, since by Tuesday night I usually lose my painting mojo until the following Saturday. Sunday I'm firing on all cylinders, then Monday I'm back at work...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/08 09:49:37


Post by: Slinky


I have lined up my first ever game of Deadzone for Friday, so I thought I would get a bit more terrain built.

This is the first wargaming-related thing I have done for ages, so even though it's not much, I feel a glow of pride





Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/09 10:01:40


Post by: Slinky


Got a good session in with clippers and glue last night, and assembled some more DZ terrain:



I am going to include a few more "abstract" bits like the 2 walls connected together, as I think they will work well for DZ itself, whereas the more complete buildings will do double duty for 40k as well.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/11 08:14:15


Post by: Slinky


First game of DZ went well, though slowly as we had to look up every rule every time...

Here's an action shot of my survey drone keeping an eye on some scary Plague types.



In the end, I won by having 7 turns of "Survive" and capturing a couple of items.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/13 09:49:21


Post by: Slinky


My game of DZ actually inspired me to get the brushes out, and over the weekend I finished my DZ Grogan and a Sorak too!






Unfortunately I didn't really notice the mould line on the Sorak's face until it was too late. Bah.


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Oh, this takes my 2015 finished models total to: 2

Next up, more Rebs - The female human commander and a male human.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/16 09:16:13


Post by: Slinky


I've been making good progress on the next 2 Rebs. In fact, they are nearly done!

Here are the current WIPs:





Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/18 09:12:08


Post by: Slinky


The 2 Rebel humans are now complete!





This takes 2015's finished model count to : 4

Next up, more Rebs! A Teraton and an Indij...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/23 07:41:22


Post by: Slinky


Got started on the next 2 Rebs:





Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/04/28 15:51:52


Post by: Slinky


No more painting done on the 2 Rebs yet.

But I have managed to get the glue out and assemble some plastic Enforcers, plus the restic Strider.

These 4 models come to 70 points, so are a full Deadzone strike team.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/05/19 13:06:33


Post by: Slinky


Indij is finished:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/05/24 19:47:16


Post by: Slinky


A couple of pics of a battle on my newly arrived Games and Gears battle board from the long-delayed and absurdly handled KS:






My Blood Angels wiped the floor with my mate's poor Imperial Fists.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/05/27 08:59:19


Post by: Slinky


I've got a bit further with my Terraton - All the mid-green on the armour is done, so it's mostly just highlights and details left to do now:


I also used up the rest of my "Ruins" battlezone to create a few more buildings:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/05/28 14:36:52


Post by: Slinky


The Terraton is done:




(Slightly weird colour effects there, using a phone camera...)

That brings me to 6 painted models in 2015!

And the whole Rebs strike team is now done:


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/01 13:05:58


Post by: Slinky


Painting mojo seems to be back with me at the moment, so I am making the most of it...

I have finished another Mierce troll:


With my newly instituted rules, large models like this count as 2 figures painted, taking my 2015 total to: 9

Next up, I am going to be working on some of my Orks, lots of whom are started but need finishing off. These 5 are first:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/03 09:19:36


Post by: Azazelx


Great work on those DeadZone models. They've come up quite nicely. I'm also liking the Mierce Troll - have you decided how you're planning to base them yet? I also like the old-school Orks as well - that's one of my own future projects. (One day!)


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/03 11:31:47


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, Az!

Base-wise I am waiting for one of the pads from the "Basius 2" Kickstarter - It was a long time ago now, but I think I asked for the "forest" base, which has some leafy bits and some rocky bits. Hoping to perfect a way of using oven-baked sculpting clay with that, rather than mixing up that much GS!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/06 18:16:53


Post by: Slinky


The 5 Orks are done and based:



Just a simple paint job to fit in with the others in their respective squads that I painted a couple of years ago.

That takes me to 14 finished models this year


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I have decided to flit between projects to avoid getting too bogged down and bored.

So next I am working on the first of my Enforcers for Deadzone. The ones I am painting first are plastic rather than Restic, so were a nice easy assembly experience

Way back in the mists of time, my RT Space Marines were painted as Marines Errant. Most of those got repainted as Blood Angels when I got back into Wargaming a few years ago (for instance these:


)

But I have been hankering after another force of Marines Errant for a while, but can't really justify starting a THIRD Space Marine army.

So I am taking the chance to paint my Deadzone Enforcers as Marines Errant. Not the halved blue/white scheme, but the Badab War camouflage scheme as shown in the old WD compendium:


I have got as far as doing the legs on the first one, and I am quite pleased with the results - Any comments, anyone?




Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/07 06:56:22


Post by: Azazelx


That looks great. My only concern would be whether you can stay motivated to paint that camoflague pattern on so many models. Will you be giving them the Errant chapter badge?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/07 17:37:04


Post by: Slinky


The joy is that a Deadzone force is so small!

However having painted the legs of one model in a whole evening's painting, it may be putting me off the idea of a whole 40k army in this style Maybe if I do go down that route it would just be the veterans.

Not sure on the chapter symbol yet, the Enforcers don't have big flat shoulder pads to fit them on, but I will try to get them in somewhere.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/09 10:10:08


Post by: Slinky


The first Deadzone Enforcer is done:


I am really pleased with how he came out, though it was hard work...

I also managed to get the Marines Errant symbol on his shoulder with a teeny tiny brush:



Another Enforcer is in progress now, then after that it will be another Mierce troll...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/11 20:34:09


Post by: inmygravenimage


Very cool. My eyes hurt; you must have some amount of patience!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/11 21:51:56


Post by: Slinky


Thanks! Yeah, it's not exactly speedy.

The 2nd one is nearly done now, though. Then I will take a break and paint some other bits


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/11 22:08:30


Post by: Corporal_Chaos


Nice. Subbed.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/12 05:10:41


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work! It's got a very sci-fi look to him. Really nice work on getting that MA device onto his shoulder as well. I also really like the green furniture on his weapon. It works well. Maybe go with that colour for the entire rifle (or do a test?) or black highlighted with grey? The plastic colour makes it look much more like a modern/future war weapon.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/13 09:38:15


Post by: Slinky


I may well try a test of all "plastic" on the next grunt. Black would look good on a different model (giving the look of an AR15 with Magpul furniture):



but with a lot of the armour already black/grey on this model I think it might get lost.

I have finished the Enforcer sergeant now:



I am now up to 16 painted models.

Next up, a break from the sloooow camouflage painting with another Mierce troll, then some cheaty adding on to my painted model count with some resin sandbag emplacements that just need a spray undercoat and a bit of a drybrush



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/15 09:20:26


Post by: Slinky


Made a bit of progress on my troll, but I got the sandbags done over the weekend as they were so satisfyingly quick and easy, with no need for careful brush control

I got these a while ago from a small Kickstarter (Daemon Forge, I think), they are quite nicely cast and useful scatter terrain on a 40k battlefield.



I am still counting these as painted models, so that takes me to 25 this year! Really didn't think I would get back into the swing of things so well.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/15 15:35:45


Post by: Theophony


Nice camo on the enforcers. The symbol on the shoulder made me think of this though


Really nice sand bags. We're they prepainted, or all you? (Never mind, I was looking at the pic and not reading ) good job on them too.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/15 15:53:57


Post by: Slinky


I'm never going to be able to look at that symbol the same way again


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/15 15:58:05


Post by: Theophony


Sorry, but now I want to turn my enforcers into GIJoes


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/16 13:21:24


Post by: Slinky


The 3rd of my Mierce Darklands trolls is now done:



2015 painted count is now: 27


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/21 08:58:31


Post by: Slinky


4 more Orks done for my old-school force:



This takes me to 31!

Next up is another Deadzone Enforcer - A Peacekeeper this time...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/25 10:40:44


Post by: Slinky


I've been busy again

I've finished a Peacekeeper for my Deadzone Enforcers/Marines Errant:


I've also finished my 4th Mierce troll:



34!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/25 18:57:46


Post by: Azazelx


Nice updates! You've gotten a fair chunk done lately. The trolls are looking good, as are the not-Errant peacekeepers.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/28 06:36:52


Post by: inmygravenimage


Looks aces mate! One niggle, there is a dot of orange on the peacekeeper's left knee cap


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/28 07:08:00


Post by: Slinky


He must have bashed into some of that rusty metal

Cheers - Will try to remember to touch it up when I work on the next one!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/30 08:27:50


Post by: Slinky


4 more Orks done:



Next up is the DZ Strider.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/30 08:48:54


Post by: Azazelx


Nice mix of Rogue Trader and 2e Boyz you're building up!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/06/30 09:15:13


Post by: Slinky


 Azazelx wrote:
Nice mix of Rogue Trader and 2e Boyz you're building up!


60 in total to paint 30 of the 2nd ed in one mob, 30 assorted RT in another.

Got 20 of the 2nd ed gretchin to do at some point as well


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/03 13:04:27


Post by: Slinky


Finished assembling my Mierce Ltd Ed Penda on Horse, who's been languishing in a box half built for aaaages.



He's lovely, but I am scared of painting horses


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Also assembled Mjagnir:



He's a big chap.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/04 08:06:05


Post by: Azazelx


Impressive models!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/06 12:52:10


Post by: Slinky


I have completed a Deadzone Strider for my Enforcers - This means I can now field a full 70 points with these 4 models




40 models painted this year now!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/06 13:03:51


Post by: inmygravenimage


Loving that osl! Looks brutal!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/06 13:07:06


Post by: Slinky


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Loving that osl! Looks brutal!


Cheers! My "OSL" mostly involves waving a brush with that colour on around, but the effect is okay from a distance


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/08 08:28:50


Post by: Slinky


I have finished a 5th Mierce Troll now:



I will take a group shot of the 5 together once I have done their bases...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/08 10:19:03


Post by: angelofvengeance


That Mjagnir is pretty badass looking!! As is your completed troll. Don't suppose you could do a couple shots with a Space Marine next to them just so I can get an idea how big they are?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/08 10:43:27


Post by: Slinky


They are big!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/09 12:53:48


Post by: Slinky


I have finished off 3 objective markers - these were made by raiding my bits box:



The other 3 objectives will use 3 metal space marine casualty models.

I've also been busy with the glue after my latest Mierce package arrived, building some Byzantii:




Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/10 00:49:14


Post by: Azazelx


Cool looking objectives!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/10 16:22:51


Post by: Slinky


Cheers - It's surprising how effective a result you can get with a dip into the bits box


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/17 09:23:41


Post by: Slinky


I got the bases done on my Mierce trolls, so they are finally completely done!

I abandoned the "Basius" approach, will now just use that pad to make logs to go on the bases rather than trying to do the whole base that way.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/17 09:42:26


Post by: GiraffeX


Those trolls are looking very nice.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/17 10:20:50


Post by: Slinky


Thanks! I've got one more left to go, a "Jarl" to lead them into battle:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/18 03:05:01


Post by: Azazelx


Great looking unit there!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/24 13:13:05


Post by: Slinky


I've finished the troll Jarl:


And a 4th 40k objective marker, a dead Salamander




Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/24 17:05:28


Post by: GiraffeX


That troll looks like he's ready for some action, very nice.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/24 22:02:32


Post by: inmygravenimage


Love the trolls, and you really do them justice. Great objective, too.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/24 22:15:24


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, v kind


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/24 23:33:44


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work! Now a final Troll Family shot!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/28 10:19:27


Post by: Slinky


Here's an old-school Ork dreadnought:



I stopped and started a couple of times as I didn't like the way it was going. The finished result is "good enough", but I have 4 more to paint at some point! (1 more 4-armed dreadnought and 3 "killa-kans" with 2 arms).

Also, as requested by AzazelX, when I had the camera out I got a "family snap" of all 6 Mierce trolls together:



Next up, a Blood Angels attack bike that has been annoyingly one of the only unpainted things in that army for a couple of years now and it's finally time to put that right!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/28 10:26:40


Post by: angelofvengeance


Those Mierce trolls look spectacular! Particularly the 'uge cleaver wielding fella. Field those in Age of Sigmar for your trolls haha. Might draw a good bit of attention!

I have fond memories of crippling an Ork dreadnought in 2nd ed 40K. Unfortunately for my brother's Ork warboss at the time, I shot its leg off with a Krak missile and it collapsed on top of him. Winning me the game lol.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/28 12:01:51


Post by: Slinky


Heh - Ouch!

The worst thing that happened to my Orks (tail end of RT or in 2nd, not sure) - One of my units got blasted by some Long Fangs in turn 1, and started a chain of rout test failures that saw most of my army flee right back off the table. I was very cross


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/07/28 12:56:32


Post by: angelofvengeance


 Slinky wrote:
Heh - Ouch!

The worst thing that happened to my Orks (tail end of RT or in 2nd, not sure) - One of my units got blasted by some Long Fangs in turn 1, and started a chain of rout test failures that saw most of my army flee right back off the table. I was very cross


Yeah, that sounds like a Cartman moment- "Screw you guys! I'm going home!"


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/08/02 11:59:47


Post by: Cleatus


Nice looking Orks, sir. The old school dreadnaught too. Man, those trolls are huge!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/08/02 18:50:17


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, Cleatus - Just had a wander through your blog, there's some wonderfully mad stuff in there!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/08/04 08:39:10


Post by: Slinky


I have finished Knutr (AKA Nutter) the Viking, a Skipari for my Darklands Norse:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/08/11 13:11:24


Post by: Slinky


I have finished the attack bike for my Blood Angels - Painted the same way as the original so it fits into the unit, not necessarily quite how I would do it now



I've also almost finished another 40k Marine casualty objective - Painted as a Blood Angel while I had the red out

That only leaves a Baal Predator and my "old-school" Blood Angels will be finished.

Here's some of the others:





Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/08/13 08:16:51


Post by: Slinky


I have finished my 5th objective marker:



This takes me to 55 finished models this year! I haven't had a run of painting mojo like this for a very long time...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/09/01 14:17:14


Post by: Cleatus


I really like your edge highlighting. It really stands out.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/09/22 09:08:03


Post by: Slinky


Cheers, Cleatus

I had about a month where I could not be arsed to pick up a paintbrush, but this week some painting mojo has returned.

Almost finished another 4 Orks, and a Mierce banner bearer for my Norse. Pics later in the week.

Also, I've been gluing together a Shadowsword that I got in a swap with a mate. It's big


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/09/24 09:52:13


Post by: Slinky


Here is Kjartan, the banner bearer for my Mierce Norse host:



Camera battery ran out, so Ork pics later


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/09/24 10:02:20


Post by: angelofvengeance


Nice work there Slinky


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/09/24 11:01:52


Post by: Slinky


Thanks!

And here's the Orks:



That takes me to 60 painted models for 2015!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/01 10:04:26


Post by: Slinky


I've been busy

First up is a Norse Gythja (sorcerer):


And also finished is my last 40k objective marker:


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/02 19:16:45


Post by: inmygravenimage


Sorceress is cracking, you bring out the best in a great sculpt!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/03 08:16:52


Post by: GiraffeX


She looks very nice indeed, really like the camo on the marine as well.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/03 08:22:14


Post by: Azazelx


Great stuff. The Norse banner and sorceress look really good, and the camouflaged marine looks great as well. Also nice to see some old-school Space Ork Raiders!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/03 18:47:13


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, guys - Keeping this blog going really helps with my motivation, and doubly so when people pop in to say nice things


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/08 09:10:30


Post by: Slinky


4 Aegis defence lines - Not a very detailed paintjob, but I'm sure they will look better on the battlefield than they did as grey plastic!

I'm sure I should have 4 more somewhere, but can't find them at the moment.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/08 18:22:05


Post by: Cleatus


Yes, they look a lot better than the bare plastic. I can tell you spent some time painting them. It's subtle, but it's there. Nice work!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/10/29 11:13:25


Post by: Slinky


Got the first 3 Holumenn done.

These are my least favourite Mierce models so far, but I need to get them done to complete the army



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/11/11 12:22:57


Post by: Slinky


Had the paints out again this week. I have 2 more Norsemen half finished, and I found the 4 remaining Aegis lines, so I have painted those up too.

Pics to follow once the Norse are done


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/11/14 10:10:22


Post by: Slinky


Here are the finished ADL sections:


And here are 2 more Vikings for my Darklands Norse:


Taking me to 75 models painted this year!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/11/30 08:55:51


Post by: Slinky


3 more Norsemen done:



I also have 3 more Deadzone Enforcers nearing completion, so those should appear soon!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/12/04 16:34:51


Post by: Cleatus


Norsemen look good! Love the color scheme.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/12/23 16:24:08


Post by: Slinky


3 more Deadzone Enforcers:




Got the last 2 Norse Holumenn underway now, and some more old-school Orks painted, then I am going to start on a BIG project


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2015/12/31 09:51:57


Post by: Slinky


REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2015

So, 2015 started badly as I didn't even pick up a brush until April!

Then a few games of Deadzone got my interest back up, and in the end I painted 81 figures this year (using a scoring system where large models count for 2), which I am very pleased with.

The list of things I got painted:

DZ rebs x 6

Orks x 17
Ork Dreadnought

DZ Enforcers x 6
DZ Strider

Sandbags x 9
Objective Markers x 6
Aegis Defence Lines x 8

Mierce Trolls x 5
Mierce Troll Jarl
Mierce Norse warlord
Mierce Norse banner bearer
Mierce Norse sorceress
Mierce Norse infantry x 8

Blood Angels attack bike

To follow shortly: WIPs of what I have on my painting table that will be the first entries in 2016's list!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
And here are the current WIPs (slightly dodgy phone pictures, sorry):

The last 2 Mierce Norse Holumenn:


4 more Orks at a very early stage:


And my "big" project, an Imperial Knight!
I picked this up fairly cheap on eBay and was planning to use the Forge World resin House Terryn packs, but then they got discontinued. Then I was browsing through old WDs and saw Fire Wasps titans, and thought "why not", so I have now printed out some transfers to use, and started work on the leg plates. The body and weapons were assembled and painted when I got him, and will need a bit of tidying up, but saves me the job of painting all that bare metal


The transfers:




Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/07 11:49:10


Post by: Slinky


I have finished the last 2 Mierce Norse Viking types:



I will take some full army shots once I find the good camera...

2016 total = 2


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/07 20:01:45


Post by: GiraffeX


They are looking great Slinky.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/07 20:26:42


Post by: Slinky


Cheers, Giraffe!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/13 09:22:04


Post by: Slinky


Here is the promised group shot of my Mierce Norse so far - This is 1110 "gold", which is a medium size of game I believe.


Also, I have made some progress on my Fire Wasps knight! The home-printed transfers went on quite well, but the yellow that looked so striking on the page just vanished, so I had to repaint that by hand, as well as filling in the wings and eyes with white. Note that I plan to paint the "toes" in red, and I haven't done the pipes/cables on the back yet.

I think the transfer looks quite good - any comments? I was wondering whether to put blue or green behind the triangle when I put these on the rest of the model (Shoulders, shield, banner etc).


And finally for this update I have got a bit further on 10 Orks I am painting for the "tale of umpteen gamers" - 10 is my target for January, so I think I am on track to get em done.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/18 10:31:17


Post by: Slinky


My 10 Orks are now finished! So I have satisfied my "Tale of umpteen painters" goal for January.

Pics to follow tomorrow.

I am now working on another Mantic Peacekeeper for Deadzone who will also act as a Terminator for my Marines Errant, and I am also working on the gun arm for my Fire Wasps knight.

My intention this year is now to paint significantly more models than I purchase - If I can get a ratio of 2:1 I will be really happy!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/19 09:49:00


Post by: Slinky


The finished 10 Orks:



I've also made a bit more progress on my Knight - Painted the toes, and the various cables on the body - Still to finish off are the weapon arms, carapace, shoulders, shield and banner, so there's quite a lot still to do!

And after a long battle with Fairy Power Spray and a toothbrush, here is my next Ork thing to paint:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/19 11:21:05


Post by: evildrcheese


Orks are looking great. Gotta love those old models.

The fire wasps transfers look ace.

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/19 20:46:37


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, Dr Cheese - I'm v pleased with the way the transfers came out, hopefully the results on the rest of the knight will work as well too!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/27 10:49:07


Post by: Slinky


I've had a week or so where I haven't got any painting done :(

However I have assembled some Praetorians - IG are next on my list of armies to finish off, and a small force of Praetorians will be joining my DKOK.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/29 09:37:33


Post by: Slinky


I have finished another Deadzone Enforcer (who will also do duty as a Terminator for my Marines Errant):



That takes me to 13 finished models for 2016!

I've also got some more done on my Knight - This pic shows the "toes" and "hat" done, along with the body plates and the big melta cannon - I have also made a start on the base...



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/29 09:43:55


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice progress on the knight.

Where did the heavy weapons platform come from that you've used with the Praetorians?

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/01/29 10:08:47


Post by: Slinky


Thanks!

It was a Kickstarter a couple of years ago for "curious constructs" - I think you can still get them there or from Zinge.

http://zinge.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=144&product_id=748


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/19 08:57:31


Post by: Slinky


The Ork Dreadnought is done!



I've also stuck together some Mierce Hrafnmenn (Ravenmen)




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Next up will be some finishing off - There are 3 models in my DKOK company command squad to do...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/19 09:24:00


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice Kan. I freaking love those raven men too! Great models.

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/19 09:33:13


Post by: Fifty


Love that Kan, it really pops.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/19 09:53:01


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, guys. I wasn't feeling too happy with it, so you've cheered me up


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/19 20:02:10


Post by: GiraffeX


The Kan looks really good, such an old school vibe coming from it.

The Hrafnmenn look like lovely models, are they ease to base?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/19 20:18:36


Post by: Slinky


They went together pretty easily, just a bit of gap-filling to do...

The ones on the left just had spots in the rock for her feet - the other had a brass rod in the rock that vanishes into him in a very tender area, the champion definitely needed some assistance, so I have set his foot into a GS blob


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/20 00:50:17


Post by: inmygravenimage


Voted, that wee gem made my day! Retro kiddy goodness!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/02/26 09:40:55


Post by: Slinky


I have finished my DKOK command squad (just the 3 models on the right, the lascannon was done a while ago):



This takes me to 19 finished models this year, not too bad but hoping for some more speed!

I have also completed the shoulder pads for my Fire Wasps Knight:



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/10 09:56:00


Post by: Slinky


I've been mostly beavering away on these 20 Gretchin for the "tale of 30 gamers" thread.


Almost done, now (no WIP pic, though).

I have also been working on my Mierce Hrafnmenn, got them gap-filled, primed and done the fleshy bits:


And in between I have got the shield and banner done for my Fire Wasps knight - Just the carapace and base to go!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/11 17:05:39


Post by: inmygravenimage


Loving your freehand, it's fierce.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/11 17:40:26


Post by: Slinky


Impressive, isn't it

However, those are actually transfers I printed onto some decal paper:



I just had to paint on the yellow and white bits.

MicroSol and MicroSet also really help, the clear "border" around the transfers has essentially completely gone.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/11 22:07:49


Post by: inmygravenimage


Doesn't diminish your mighty fu


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 10:09:07


Post by: Slinky


My Mierce Hrafnmenn are done!





Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 12:03:59


Post by: Theophony


Very cool bird men/bird people. I've always heard of women with bird legs, but never seen one like that before


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 12:13:01


Post by: angelofvengeance


Loving the Hrafnmenn Looking pretty badass!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 12:54:02


Post by: Slinky


Thanks - I love painting Mierce minis as they really flatter a mediocre paint job


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 19:48:11


Post by: GiraffeX


They look lovely, I really like how you did the wings.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 22:02:23


Post by: Slinky


After a bit of basing this evening I have also finished my Gretchin:



Taking me to 48 finished models this year!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 22:39:55


Post by: Cleatus


Nice work, Slinky. They look great!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/17 22:42:03


Post by: Slinky


Thanks! I see on your blog you are working on some of the spiky-hatted little chaps too, will look forward to seeing the results


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/25 20:54:24


Post by: Azazelx


Those Mierce Bird (raven?) men have come out really bloody nice, as have the DKOK (I think I have that set somewhere!) The Fire Wasps bling also looks very cool. No shame in custom decals!

Old-Skool Grots take me back as well. Great work on them. I never did paint those models either. I wonder what happened to them?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/27 10:02:04


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, Az!

I have a decision to make re my Knight's carapace - I was planning to paint it in yellow/black chevrons, but now I am leaning towards a camouflage scheme, to complete the homage to old-school Fire Wasps titans as seen in the Adeptus Titanicus days.

I may go with the same camo scheme I have been using on my Deadzone enforcers:



Any thoughts, anyone?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/27 11:21:26


Post by: Theophony


While the Camo scheme you have is awesome, I never like it on Titans. These are God-Machines after all, ,why would they need to conceal themselves. I'd say go loud and proud, but ultimately you get to see it every time you play so go with your gut.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/27 12:32:02


Post by: evildrcheese


Those Ravenmen are off the hook. Great work.

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/03/28 09:09:34


Post by: Slinky


Theophony wrote:While the Camo scheme you have is awesome, I never like it on Titans. These are God-Machines after all, ,why would they need to conceal themselves. I'd say go loud and proud, but ultimately you get to see it every time you play so go with your gut.


I am still agonising over it One factor may be that I am not too sure of my ability to paint the chevrons straight - any wonkiness will stand out a mile...

evildrcheese wrote:Those Ravenmen are off the hook. Great work.

EDC


Thanks, Evil Dr Cheese, I am very pleased with 'em


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/02 18:01:12


Post by: Slinky


Haven't had much painting time/mojo recently.

Got 2 more Orks done, that completes a unit of 30 boyz, though!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/03 14:31:04


Post by: Cleatus


 Slinky wrote:
Haven't had much painting time/mojo recently.

Got 2 more Orks done, that completes a unit of 30 boyz, though!



They look great!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/05 09:21:36


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, Cleatus!

I recently re-watched the LOTR films while getting over flu, and before I knew it I had bought a load of SBG models!

Here's my Rohan force:





Thankfully I covered the cost by selling off some Reaper Bones that I was never ever going to paint


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/15 07:36:01


Post by: Slinky


I just couldn't muster any enthusiasm to work on my Orks, so I finished off my Fire Wasps knight!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/15 08:15:18


Post by: angelofvengeance


Lovely job there, Slinky! Love the pattern on the top! Currently working on my own House Stark themed Knight, so it's nice to see some painted stuff to keep me goin'


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/15 08:32:19


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Love that Ork dreadnought and the camo scheme on the Enforcer. Great use of your self made transfers on the Knight as well.

But best of all is the sheer variety on your blog, so much stuff to gawk at.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/15 08:39:01


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, chaps!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 angelofvengeance wrote:
Lovely job there, Slinky! Love the pattern on the top! Currently working on my own House Stark themed Knight, so it's nice to see some painted stuff to keep me goin'


PS A House Stark knight sounds cool - Hope to see pics when it's done!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/18 05:47:06


Post by: Azazelx


Knight is looking tip top, mate. A lovely job.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/18 05:56:33


Post by: evildrcheese


The Knight looks stonking mate. Really cool.

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/18 08:05:06


Post by: Slinky


Thanks, Azazel and EDC, I am pretty chuffed with the way it turned out! I may add a FW friend for him at some point

I have been trying to decide on a colour scheme for my Rohan, so while I wait for inspiration to strike I have started on some Uruk Hai for them to fight...

Just a very early WIP with some paint splashed on



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/18 18:00:36


Post by: Cleatus


Your splashed on paint looks pretty tidy to me. Nice work.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/19 14:24:47


Post by: Slinky


Cheers

A bit more done - Washed, Armour and leather highlighted.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/22 02:18:02


Post by: Azazelx


Uruk pikemen are looking good so far. How many more of them do you have to do?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/22 07:26:10


Post by: Slinky


 Azazelx wrote:
Uruk pikemen are looking good so far. How many more of them do you have to do?


Thanks - they paint up quite quickly - lovely models despite being single-piece.

I have worked out a 500pt army for LOTR SBG, totals 30 models, so I hope to get them all done fairly quickly (as long as I can keep it going )


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/22 10:43:37


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the Pikemen, looking sharp.

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/25 09:09:47


Post by: Slinky


The Uruk Hai pikes are done:


I also painted up a couple of foam hills:



That takes me to 69 painted models this year!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/25 14:12:12


Post by: Cleatus


Uruks look good.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/25 14:20:09


Post by: Slinky


 Cleatus wrote:
Uruks look good.


Thanks, Cleatus, I really appreciate you taking the time to read my posts


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/05/26 00:21:34


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work - the bases really add a lot to them and finish them very nicely.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/06/03 07:49:57


Post by: Slinky


Got started on the next set of Uruk Hai - A captain, a banner and 4 with sword/shield, this will complete my first SBG warband!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/06/09 09:28:53


Post by: Slinky


No pics, but I have got a bit further on these - Just the skin to highlight, a few "white hands" on the banner, the captain's face and maybe a shield or 2 and then the bases!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/06/12 05:57:25


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work, Slinky - how many Uruk-Hai do you plan to paint all up?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/06/12 06:39:04


Post by: Slinky


 Azazelx wrote:
Nice work, Slinky - how many Uruk-Hai do you plan to paint all up?


30 in total - 3 warbands worth for SBG totalling 500 points,

Then I am thinking of working through all 3 LOTR journey books doing all the terrain and models needed for each scenario - Would be quite a challenge, but it appeals to me


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/06/12 23:43:16


Post by: Azazelx


I started doing that long ago. I didn't get very far, but perhaps I should pick it up and try to do the same again. Just getting the Fellowship done was the annoyingest part - all those alternative models and wanting to batch paint them so they were consistent.. I got halfway through Gimli.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/06/16 11:35:50


Post by: Slinky


Those 6 Uruks are done:



75 models this year now!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/10/31 07:27:40


Post by: Slinky


4 months of no painting activity whatsoever

I may be about to resume, however - I have sorted out my next Uruk Hai warband for undercoating, and actually feel enthused, so hopefully will be picking up a brush again this week


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/10/31 14:37:09


Post by: inmygravenimage


Well it's important not to rush


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/08 09:52:40


Post by: Slinky


Well, after that super-long break, I have finally put paint to model and finished 3 Nazgul!



Not varnished or based yet, but the weather isn't great for varnishing at the moment...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/08 11:45:13


Post by: Dark Apostle 666


Very nice, the warmer metal on the sword hilts and the blue-ish robes really work well together - Often nazgul look like black blobs with silver bits, but with the contrasts on these beauties you've avoided that very nicely.
Oh, and welcome back!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/10 09:49:45


Post by: Slinky


 Dark Apostle 666 wrote:
Very nice, the warmer metal on the sword hilts and the blue-ish robes really work well together - Often nazgul look like black blobs with silver bits, but with the contrasts on these beauties you've avoided that very nicely.
Oh, and welcome back!


Thanks! V kind words.

I have kept up the momentum, and since these are v simple paintjobs, 3 more are done!



I also have 4 Uruk Hai approaching completion


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/10 14:43:30


Post by: Cleatus


Oooh, Nazgul!

Ok, that sounded strange. I'm sure my reaction would be less enthusiastic if I were a hobbit.

They look great!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/10 14:58:45


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Cheers, Cleatus - The scenery on your blog is looking good too


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/13 20:32:38


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A bit more progress - 4 Uruk Hai done (bar varnish/basing)



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/18 10:48:54


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A change from LOTR stuff (though I have 4 Uruk Hai berserkers underway too).

I recently purchased a Cerastus Knight Lancer, and will be painting it up to go in my Fire Wasps force.

Got the carapace finished!



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/23 10:20:06


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I have 4 Uruk Hai berserkers done



89 models for 2016 now


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/23 23:07:12


Post by: JoshInJapan


I really dig those Uruk-Hai. Keep 'em coming!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/11/30 09:55:07


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Another part done for my Cerastus Knight Lancer.

The Lance! I went for a kind of cracking electrical look which I will also use on the shield. The banner on the bottom snapped off, so I will paint it later



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/01 13:26:58


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Uruk Hai shaman finished.

Also the first bits to show from my preparations to work through the LOTR "Journey books" - 5 trees based on 40mm bases.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/01 19:36:57


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The shaman looks good. Which journey book has trees?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/01 20:50:27


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 JoshInJapan wrote:
The shaman looks good. Which journey book has trees?


Cheers!

It's the "Fellowship of the Ring" one, starts in the Shire, so the first terrain it directs you to make are some forests and hills. Then a river and Buckleberry ferry, a bit more challenging


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/01 22:40:38


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Ah, the one that I don't have.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/03 07:41:20


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work on the Nazgul, there - and the Uruks look great as well. I've got some Mordor Uruks on the go that I need to knuckle down and finish off. I just need to get inspired. You available to come over for a painting arvo? I'm sure that would motivate me to finish them off. I've got some trees, but getting a river sorted that would be large enough to need a ferry will be a task in itself. Long sheet of MDF, spakfilla for the river banks, spray paints for the base coat and resin/glosscoat to top it? A proper hardware store jobbie. Hm,.... I reckon I could actually pull that off.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/03 08:20:58


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Painting arvo sounds great, the 18 hour flight less so

The Journey Book river plans are only 8 inches wide, wooden base, shaped foam banks and filler for the water.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/03 08:59:03


Post by: evildrcheese


The Knights Lance is looking great, liking the electrical effect.

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/13 13:36:24


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I have finished the last 3 Ringwraiths on foot to complete the 9. Will picture them all together once the bases are done.



Still got 9 on horses to do at some point!

Also, finished my 20 trees:



That takes my year's count to 96 - Hope to break the 100 mark before the end


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/13 19:38:56


Post by: JoshInJapan


The Ringwraiths look good. Using blue instead of black for their robes was an inspired choice.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/13 22:20:38


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 JoshInJapan wrote:
The Ringwraiths look good. Using blue instead of black for their robes was an inspired choice.


Thanks, v kind! In real life the blue isn't quite so vibrant (I blame my lack of photography skills ) but I am quite pleased...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/20 11:02:34


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Alongside my LOTR models, I am trying to get my various 40k armies finished off.

The last thing I needed to finish for my old-school Blood Angels was this Baal Predator:



Not how I would choose to paint it now, but I wanted it to fit in with the rest of the army. It was an eBay purchase when I got back into gaming a few years ago, and is quite badly glued together. Still, at least it's done, and therefore so is the army!

Takes me to 99 for the year, so close to hitting 100


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/20 17:19:00


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice looking Baal, very old school.

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/20 17:52:47


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Cheers, Dr Cheese

Next up, 3 Dunedain...


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/23 12:03:53


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The Dunedain are done!



That takes me to 102, scraping over my 100 mini target


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/23 20:18:59


Post by: JoshInJapan


Nice use of earth tones--exactly what a Ranger would wear in the field.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/23 22:30:33


Post by: Azazelx


Great work on the Dunedain. The Nazgul also look great - is that a blue-grey you've used for their highlights?

And that Predator.. I haven't seen one of those models for bloody years. Very cool old-school paint on the old-school model there, mate!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/24 10:06:42


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JoshInJapan wrote:Nice use of earth tones--exactly what a Ranger would wear in the field.


Azazelx wrote:Great work on the Dunedain. The Nazgul also look great - is that a blue-grey you've used for their highlights?

And that Predator.. I haven't seen one of those models for bloody years. Very cool old-school paint on the old-school model there, mate!


Thanks, chaps

Yes, it's a blue-grey highlight (stegadon scale) - I was going for an "otherworldly" look, it sort-of came off

A Merry Christmas to you, thanks for popping in here


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2016/12/30 09:12:54


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In 2015 I painted 81 models, and my aim for 2016 was to smash that record.

Review of the year 2016


I started well, but had another 3 month ish break where I could not be arsed to paint anything at all..

Still, I broke last year's record and ended up with 102 models painted, based on my own semi-random scoring system

Mierce Norse infantry x 2
Mierce Norse ravenmen x 3

Ork boyz x 12
Ork Dreadnought x 1
Gretchin x 20

DZ Enforcer Peacekeeper x 1

DKOK command squad x 3

Imperial Knight(!)

Uruk Hai x 13
Uruk Hai Berserkers x 4
Uruk Hai shaman
Witch King on foot
Nazgul on foot x 8
Dunedain x 3

Blood Angels Baal Predator

Hill (Terrain) x 2
Trees (Terrain) x 20


2017 will start with trying to finish off my knight Lancer, and more LOTR models.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/06 10:33:15


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The first finished model for 2017!

Not anything I had planned to paint, but I found it half-done in my IG case, and it looked sad, so I finished it off



Making my 2017 total so far: 2


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/06 11:04:57


Post by: Azazelx


Nice work mate - both in beating 2015's score and the Russ - which looks very nice indeed!


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/06 16:41:12


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Thanks, mate. Just spotted that I forgot to paint the vision blocks on the turret, so will have to get those done tonight


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/13 10:48:35


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While I had my Imperial Guard green paints out, I got this Lascannon done.



It was originally planned to be part of a Praetorian army, but that's on the back-burner now, so I have left it with no crew glued on, will just stand dudes from the appropriate force on top at the back...

The weather is still no good for varnishing, so will go into the huge varnish and base backlog for now.



Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/13 20:59:22


Post by: JoshInJapan


I like that gun. It doesn't look like the official GW Lascannon, though. Is it FW, or something else?


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/13 23:16:59


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I got it from the "Curious Constructs" kickstarter a couple of years ago. Think you can still get them there or possibly from Zinge.

Originally came with not-Praetorian crew, they are shelved for now but will probably make a comeback at some point


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/15 21:43:40


Post by: Azazelx


Yeah, that's a sweet lascannon - both model and paint.


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/17 10:26:57


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3 more Dunedain done (and in the ever-growing varnish and basing queue)



Photo is crap, sorry


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/17 10:57:08


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice! Starting to rack up a good model count for 2017!

EDC


Slinky's P & M blog. [3rd August - Malcador Defender] @ 2017/01/24 10:05:43


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2 LOTR Barrow Wights done:



I tried to give the impression that the armour and weapons were real ancient artifacts from the barrows, but the wights themselves are purely spirits.