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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/05/30 07:54:59


Post by: tipios


Nice work LDP, Knightley will be pleased, then he might RAGE when he sees the base, but then he'll look at the figure again and relax

That captain is very nicely done


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/05/31 00:10:08


Post by: Knightley


Looks good LDP, It's fine, leave the base unpainted I'll scrap some sand off and fix it to match my scheme!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/05/31 05:32:55


Post by: lipsdapips


^Ok cheers Knightley *wipes sweat from brow*


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/05/31 05:41:50


Post by: cormadepanda


good work going in here. Keep it up.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/05/31 14:06:05


Post by: nerdfest09


Every time you seem to post lately I'm just astounded again and again by how good you are! you are knocking out some seriously great paint lately and it's all a pleasure to look at! probably some of the nicest Ultras i've seen to be honest with you!

keep up with the great painting dude! I'll keep my eyes peeled for more!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/05/31 22:30:18


Post by: Faust


I've been through all the thread even though I'm not a bif fan of imperial smurfs -sorry i had to -
anyway, consider me subscribed for your work here is astonishing.

actually you convinced. i'm going to do my own thread now..
thanks for my eyes and for the motivation you gave to me

keep up the good Work dude, you Australians are so damn good Anyway!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 02:11:12


Post by: Knightley


Faust wrote: you Australians are so damn good Anyway!


Ooooh burn, sadly LDP isn't from Aussie, he hails from the land of the long white cloud... Hobbiton! located in New Zealand!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 05:31:34


Post by: lipsdapips


Hah! Australian.
NZ for life! Glad to see i've motivated you nonetheless, and cheers again Nerdfest, you've supported me for months on the blog now, love hearing from you every time

Oh and Knightley, Prototype tells me you're meeting him tomorrow at 10? I may pop in If I can get your model finished in time and see what can be done. DD


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 05:33:06


Post by: Knightley


Course man, the more the merrier


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 10:26:21


Post by: Faust


Ooooh burn, sadly LDP isn't from Aussie, he hails from the land of the long white cloud... Hobbiton! located in New Zealand!


Ouch ! my bad..i deeply apologize for this mmh'.. anyway.. mmh your work 's awesome ?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 11:23:27


Post by: lipsdapips


Finished him up finally Knightley. I hope you like it. I'll see if I can make it to GW tomorrow.

Pics below, enjoy!
LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 14:55:39


Post by: nerdfest09


Fantastic LDP, you know next year i'm planning atrip to NZ 'cos i just love the place and i've never been there! part of my plan is to catch up with as many NZ Dakkaites as I can while i'm there, a pure Nerd holiday :-) LDP,Knightly,Jirc.... you know, the usual amazing bunch of artists


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 20:52:52


Post by: Knightley


Auckland would be the main stop for us three then send us a PM when you do come over


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/01 21:07:20


Post by: nerdfest09


Sweeeeeet :-) I shall certainly do that, I better make sure I keep up to date with everyone's work so we can converse passionately about this beloved hobby!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/02 03:02:51


Post by: prototype_X


Hey LDP, you werent there today :( Anyway, I have ended up with the marine knightley painted up for you... PM me


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/04 10:48:38


Post by: lipsdapips


Working on a black templar test model atm, going quite well. I post pics of it tomorrow and i'm fairly sure i'll be recieving the chapter upgrade tomorrow too!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/05 10:42:13


Post by: lipsdapips


What can I say, I wanted a wee cool looking dramatic squad. The box came today and I created the centerpeice. I'd been planning his pose for days and when I finally got to make him I have to say he came out near perfect. Also included is a pic of the test mini I did. Hope you enjoy, i'll probably be focusing on these guys for the next few days/weeks
Tell me what you think,

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/05 11:21:12


Post by: DijnsK


TBH the stabilizers on the backpack of the UM can use a bit more blending on the highlighting, but other then that its friggin amazing! i can give no other critic except that its really well painted!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/05 19:06:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Yeah I was thinking the same thing. This backpack was a test really and if I wanted it highlighted like that I probably should have blended it


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/09 05:56:43


Post by: lipsdapips


Crawling along with this guy. I'm hoping he'll look kickass when he's done.
Tell what you think guys, missing the feedback!

LDP
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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/09 06:35:45


Post by: Flying Pooo


I'm loving the robes. Great shading mate!
The eyes are also really well done too.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/09 07:03:26


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Flying Pooo, hearing from you always brightens up my day


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/19 09:19:44


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys! Long time
It's because i've been working on a THIRD blog of mine. I did a wee bit of work on the BT captain though, the reds on his straps and finished the white of the shoulder pad
The new blog is IG and the link is in my signature.
Here's a pic of a model from the new blog and the BT captain.
Enjoy!

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/06/19 19:39:33


Post by: tipios


Nice IG, and BT look amazing!!!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/04 23:36:26


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


REAL nice BT there LDP!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/07 09:56:39


Post by: HAZZER


The black templar is looking good man! Bte I'll check out that new IG bog of your too. Btw had update on my blog too!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 07:11:05


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys! Got a game with Prototype coming up on the 18th of August against the painting legend Knightley. It's a 1500 point game so Proto and I will be using 750 points each and allying against Knightley. I've prepared my list and have quite a bit to work on, so look forward to quite a few updates over the next few weeks!
What needs to be done:
A Marine with combi melta and chainsword
A sgt with BP and CS
5 Sternguard Marines - I've built them and am working on one, i've almost completed him, they're looking great, I made the sternguardeque bolters as best I can and am using Knightleys heads that he gave me for all the marines (except for the sergeant
5 man command squad
rhino (WIP)
razorback (WIP)

Here are some pics, ill get pics of other models when it comes to painting them, dont want to give Knightley too much intel

Enjoy!

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 07:19:49


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


Ooh, nice, You & Proto vs Knightley, my 3 favourite gamers from NZ!
Will there be a batrep by any of you?
And dem marines look nice!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 09:38:27


Post by: Biohazard


The gms marine and the Templar look great. Can I ask how you do your white? I saw you said you wash with asurmen blue.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 10:38:05


Post by: lipsdapips


I base the white area in black, then a layer of astronomican grey. I follow it up with a very heavy badab black wash, it can be messy because then I go back over with the astronomican grey, leaving the wash showing making the grey-black line in the crevices, and that's all there is to it!
Thanks for your words Bio!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 11:13:55


Post by: Biohazard


Thanks for that, Ill have a play around.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 11:32:23


Post by: lipsdapips


It's a much easier method of painting white, although some argue in person it's a very light grey (which it is, but it does the job ) its alot better then layers of skull white I think, especially since Astro is a foundation and is so easy to reply, but in saying that I hear the new white is supposed to be quite good, so I may have to give that a try


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 11:35:26


Post by: Biohazard


Im thinking you could probably add a little skull white to the very edges after the second layer of astro? Im just looking for a less time consuming way to paint white as my Star Phantoms force is growing quite rapidly lol


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/17 19:58:42


Post by: Squigsquasher


It's amazing just how much your painting has improved since the start of this blog. I love this army, subscribed!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 00:17:47


Post by: Knightley


I'll be watching this like a hawk, gotta get me some more intel


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 04:42:43


Post by: lipsdapips


@Bio, yea I tried some skull white mixes etc on Knightleys marines' helmet, skip back a few pages and see what you prefer. The Star Phantoms look sweet btw!

@squigsquasher thanks a ton mate! Good to have you on board!

@Knightley NOT ALL THE INTEL IN THE WORLD CAN HELP YOU! MWAHAHAHA
might even post my list up as a tease probably a bit too much though haha


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 05:43:02


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


Hehe, intel...
Anyone going to make a batrep for it?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 06:02:13


Post by: lipsdapips


Perhaps, might take a few pics but I cant guarentee a full on summary of the game


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 06:04:44


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


Few pics MAY suffise...


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 06:31:36


Post by: Knightley


I'll bring the camera and try to make notes along the way


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 07:42:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha sounds good, by the way Knightley does this LR belong to you?
Cuz GW shared it from the Flickr pool!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=496336813714487&set=a.496336757047826.130547.172179092796929&type=1&theater


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/18 08:13:54


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


I'd say it's knightley's, especially as the link in the facebook post contains a section with knightleynz


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/19 00:12:37


Post by: Knightley


Yep, so happy to be featured on their Facebook page!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/19 05:32:06


Post by: lipsdapips


Then I guess Craig was right, it's about time you put some stuff on the Flickr page

Update tonight! Stay tyoooooooooned


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/19 09:01:16


Post by: lipsdapips


Sup guys, the force is slowly coming along, should speed up in leaps and bounds though, Proto is coming over this weekend and we'll have a painting session that will be godly. You'll see the results then I suppose.
But yes got a small pic of the units i'll be using on the 18th of August against knightley with Proto at my side (He'll cover most of the anti tank)
and yes, tell me what you guys think of the work so far, and i'll catch you in the next update!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/20 13:02:24


Post by: lipsdapips


Whatup guys! Finished the first sterngaurd and I have to say they're going really well so far! I'm gunna need to speed it up a smidge though if I want to meet my deadlines. I should be alright with my paint blitz weekends with Proto.
Tell me what you think!
P.S the 'I' on the helmet is a representation of the veterans first company status for those who were unsure.
Also I will fix the 'I' on the backpack, as it's a wee bit sloppy

EDIT: Diggin the new forum avatar photo?!

Apart from that, enjoy!
Sternguard 1:

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/20 14:50:34


Post by: nerdfest09


It's been bugging me for a while now about your painting style, as you've improved it seemed really familiar and i couldn't put my finger on it! but today i finally realised who's style yours is very similar to :-) a guy by the name of James Karch, not sure if you can find pics but he's very good and featured in a few white dwarf mags and that's where I saw his ultramarines!

so anyway i reckon that's a pretty good compliment! :-) keep up the great work dude!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/22 11:11:36


Post by: lipsdapips


Prototype came over today and we did our first weekend painting blitz. I finished the razorback, based the command squad and worked more on one of the sternguard. Hope you enjoy it, the force is coming along nicely! Can't wait to get more done

Til then,

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/22 13:02:53


Post by: Squigsquasher


Looking great! The Sternguard does have some nasty mold lines on his backpack though.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/23 00:09:46


Post by: Knightley


Pumping through the models!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/24 14:25:14


Post by: bubble


Hey, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Ultras!

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog or I might never have seen these lol

Great stuff! xxx


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/24 23:09:49


Post by: Manbatapus


Been following you for quite awhile now, but didn't make an account till recently, so now I must say your UM like fantastic! So much better than the standard. I've even used your extreme highlighting as a model for my own just amazing stuff. Please continue.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/25 05:27:18


Post by: lipsdapips


@bubble why it's great to have a fellow smurf lover along! Thanks for tuning in
@Manbatapus Good to see you man . Thanks for your feedback and it's great to have another user along for the ride!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/25 21:04:44


Post by: HAZZER


Wow! That stern guard looks really good but mold lines?!?!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/29 11:49:57


Post by: lipsdapips


Evening lads,
Just because I didn't update this week, doesn't mean no work was done! Preparations for the big Knightley game on the 18th are still underway! Some of you may remember this captain (I thiiiink I posted him a while ago perhaps, he was on a 40mm base) anyway, I managed to get him off the 40 and put him on a 25mm and give him a combi melta instead of the bolt pistol. So there you have it. ANOTHER CAPTAIN! (If I ever got DCMhood i'd make my rank papa captains or something along those lines because I have millions) But they're all neccessary! Been building the command squad up in bach too, just have to do the details and base them and they're done. And for any of those who saw my unnamed BA post in P&M here's a test model to try out the scheme I came up with
Enjoy!

LDP

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[EDIT] A few P.S's: The splatters on the captains legs are blood splatters I painted over a small wash error where it sprayed over from one leg to the other, I'll put a wee bit of blood on him arm too to make it uniform and seem like it came from the chainsword
Also, you may notice i'm using a plasma marine from a tac squad (signified by the tactical arrows strewn over his armour) this wont be a problem though, it's just because of the time constraits im using him instead of the other plasma guy I had.

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/29 12:12:23


Post by: bigfish


how many plasma guns seriously cool though, liking the guy with the combi melta and also the plasma guy with the grey knight head. all cool keep up the good work


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/29 15:33:23


Post by: bubble


Love love love... urgh, just love them all. Love the highlighting on the blue, wish my Ultras looked as good! Xxx


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/29 16:19:55


Post by: blood lance


I usually Dislike the ultramarines. But these...Wow.
Amazing paint jobs here! Amazing conversions and such, do you have an army list for them yet? Id love to see what to expect? How do I subscribe to a thread, Because I'm going to!

Also, What are those ammo drums your sternguard veterans were armed with?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/29 19:42:46


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


Nice!

Stealth Edit, Resulting Post Below: I won't


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/29 23:46:58


Post by: Knightley


Oh Man, these will look awesome on the table! Grey, blue and Yellow/White so sweet!

Stealth edit.. don't tell Proto


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/30 01:22:22


Post by: prototype_X


You forgot white.....


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/30 01:31:04


Post by: Biohazard


Great looking work mate, keep at it.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/30 04:38:56


Post by: Knightley


*cough* yes I did *cough* nothing to see here


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/30 05:17:44


Post by: lipsdapips


@bigfish ah my friend you are mistaken! That's the Company Champion head from the command squad sprue

@bubble yours are better in different ways!

@blood lance Good to have you on board matey! You should have subscribed already simply by leaving the comment. Look forward to more updates very soon!

@M.K Cheers friend, always good to hear from you

@Knightley That's what I try to tell Proto but he won't believe me D; He's probably right though, people will see our force and say 'wow!' then slightly notch their heads to knightley and just
yeah
no words...Good to hear from you as always Knightley! Better be ready for the 18th! Cuz we sure will >;P


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/30 06:53:47


Post by: prototype_X


They will look at his force and cry. weep tears of joy.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/30 07:04:32


Post by: lipsdapips


What are you doing commenting on my blog Proto!? You should be updating your own! UPDAAAATE!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/07/30 07:07:06


Post by: prototype_X


I just need to finish the thunder hammer.... shall I do this now?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/04 09:18:23


Post by: lipsdapips


Here he is! Captain Pirimis is complete. He is the only marine in my force with a red chainsword. Fluffwise the reason is basically he's used for more than 100 years and it's an old SM relic (Hence the outdated colour). Enjoy! I hope you like him as much as I did

Command Squad should be done next week!

LDP

[EDIT] Rats! That helmet mould line isn't so noticable in real life. Please don't criticise it!

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/04 10:49:01


Post by: nerdfest09


Nice Cap LDP! and to make you feel better you'll be happy to know that yours is the ONLY Ultramarines blog I ever browse or am subscribed to! so you gotta be doing something right bro!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/04 12:42:49


Post by: lipsdapips


That's good to know Nerd, glad I can save the reputation of the ultras somewhat. They aren't as cocky as everyone thinks! Well, mine aren't atleast...


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/04 12:52:29


Post by: bubble


Wow... he looks amazing! Really good job, inspiring stuff xxx


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/04 17:05:00


Post by: Biohazard


Great looking captain mate. Nice work on incorporating the different kits.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/04 17:52:30


Post by: Tappers


Awesome! Perhaps a faint highlight of a light silver on that gold would look quite nice. Keep up the brilliant work, lipsdappips!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/04 18:16:06


Post by: djphranq


Great job! I like how the combi is on the other hand. and I don't see a mold line I see...um... 'battle damage'


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/05 05:17:21


Post by: lipsdapips


....Yeaaahhh....Battle damage.... >.> <.< v.v ^.^


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/08 07:58:44


Post by: lipsdapips


Found an awesome site that sells cheaper than GW and delivers in under a day
For NZ that's greater than a miracle! So I scooped some stuff up.
Look forward to updates on these guys after the 18th!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/08 09:07:53


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


What is this said website?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/08 13:19:03


Post by: Squigsquasher


New captain looks great!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/08 19:57:09


Post by: bubble


Excited to see what you do with them xxx


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 10:14:33


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey there all!
Finallllllly did the last touches on the command squad. It's a bit of a pain I didn't do it earlier to be honest, it's going to be hard to reach that deadline now, but fret not! I will persist!

Anyways, here's the squad, enjoy!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 10:18:56


Post by: prototype_X


Looks ace mate! I love the highlights on the knees etc! They are gonna look so good on the table!



LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 10:20:43


Post by: HAZZER


Wow!!!! That command squad is looking pretty sweet!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 10:47:46


Post by: lipsdapips


@Proto thanks, i cant wait to see a fully painted army from me FINALLY either
@HAZZER cheers mate


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 12:43:43


Post by: bigfish


They are going to need that medic if your running 4 of them with plasma's, very very cool though and will be great in the new edition since plasma's are ap 2 (i think)
good show


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oh and they look very well painted


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 20:47:35


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


Oo es ver ice!
da t, keboard is stffig p aai...


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 0009/02/09 05:03:29


Post by: bubble


Ugh, just beautiful work as usual Can't say a bad word about it! Your work is so inspiring to me xxx


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 21:03:32


Post by: Knightley


Looking tight LDP!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/09 22:12:19


Post by: Astelan


I don't wanna be a douche, but your painting is really really good and not cleaning your bitz properly is really letting you down now.

Especially where you clip them from the sprue, like on the top of your powerpacks and sides of your plasma guns.

You could try using sharp plastic cutters, knives and files to clean it up before painting.



LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 0002/08/10 06:12:04


Post by: lipsdapips


@bigfish cheers mate, that's why I spammed plasma in the command squad and nowhere else

@M.K I got the jist of what you said, Thanks!?

@bubble glad to hear someone is benefitting from my work keeps me motivated!

@Cheers Knightley, hopefully they wont let you down on the table

@Astelan http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJI/S_5IHGcf5II/AAAAAAABSjk/9PsNThMctCM/s1600/Haters_Gonna_Hate_03.jpg
Nah, no offense taken. I agree entirely. I've been telling myself to get onto sorting this stuff out for so long now but it's half lazy and half monetary getting things to clean them with


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 06:14:08


Post by: prototype_X


I have a spare craft knife if you want one...


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 06:29:23


Post by: Astelan


lipsdapips wrote:@Cheers Knightley, hopefully they wont let you down on the table

@Astelan http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJI/S_5IHGcf5II/AAAAAAABSjk/9PsNThMctCM/s1600/Haters_Gonna_Hate_03.jpg
Nah, no offense taken. I agree entirely. I've been telling myself to get onto sorting this stuff out for so long now but it's half lazy and half monetary getting things to clean them with


Are you guys going to Guardcon?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 06:37:27


Post by: lipsdapips


Nah, just gunna have a wee game at GW sometime


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 07:20:34


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


I said:
"Ooh very nice!
Damn it, keyboard is stuffing up again..."
So, yes, the correct answer is thanks

Also, what is this website you are buying from? Sounds like one to check out...

Note: Using a different keyboard so that's why you can read it


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 07:28:54


Post by: lipsdapips


I used Mightyape.co.nz
but it looks like you're from Aussie so it may not be as convinient for you


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 07:38:21


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


damn it...
sticking to DA EBAYZZZZ.....


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 08:51:28


Post by: nerdfest09


Lookin' good LDP, I'm liking the Apothecary, you've done a great job as usual man!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/10 22:34:59


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers Nerdfest, glad you like 'em


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/11 07:34:42


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Hah. Astelan, I've been riding him since the beginning on that.

Leaps and bounds mate - painting has definately improved and they do look that part but my inner perfectionist is weeping at the mold lines man.

Admittedly, I don't bother with them for my 'nids....but....if you think I'm cleaning mold lines off that many 'gaunts then you got another thing coming


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/12 05:35:24


Post by: lipsdapips


K guys, heres where we stand in terms of the game next weekend.
I have 6 days left in which I must:
Finish the sternguard
paint the entire rhino
paint the arms of the tac sgt (i switched the body out for an already painted one)
and if i have time left i will highlight the tac squad and scouts to bring them up to speed with my current painting ability.

What are you guys' thoughts on how i'll do? I'll update again on Friday night, and we'll see then!

Wish me luck! And post throughout the week to try to keep me motivated please

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/12 07:19:11


Post by: bigfish


dude you have suc an awesome little task force there, everything is just up to such a high standard across everything. you need to finish it just so you can sit back and say "yeah, i did that"... (thats what it was like when i painted all my 1500 point list )


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/13 18:41:21


Post by: HAZZER


Wow!!! This looks amasing it really. One together now!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/13 20:46:08


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


I have faith in you, LDP!
Now that means I have only a few days to decide who to root for, you and Proto or Knightley...


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/19 10:53:50


Post by: lipsdapips


GAMES CHANGED!
With the release of 6th edition, and allowance of allies, The Ultimate Ultramarines Blog has been renamed The Ultramar - Sipho allegiance (homeworlds of the blood siphons (my made up BA successor) and the ultramarines)
That's right folks! The Blood Siphons have arrived! A successor chapter I have planned for a while now. 6th edition has allowed me to infuse the Ultramarines and Blood Siphons into 1 list and fight side by side, and from now on, that's the plan! (Although the blog will still mostly be Ultramarines).
Been planning a bit of fluff:
Sipho is the closest Space Marine planet to Ultramar, though the Ultramarines didn't pay much attention to the Blood Siphons until they assisted them in a battle against a massive chaos insurgence on a Guardsmen recruiting planet nearby.
I'll create more in future, but basically,
The Blood Siphons, clad in Dark red and Dark grey armour, with gold trimmings in areas are special. By having a ritual of Siphoning their fallen brothers blood and infusing it with their gene seed when recruiting new marines, their sanguinary priests have been able to find a way to numb the black rage. Whilst chapter members still succumb, they do not lose sanity. This means members of the Blood Siphons death company are still brutally powerful and fearless, fighting for sanguinius after seeing his visions, but they also can be controlled and respond to orders and act like other marines off the battlefield

Ultramarines and Blood Siphons OFFICIAL alliance track!



anyway,
So far with the Blood Siphons, I have a captain (or archangel in BS ranks), archangel (Nameless) you guys decide!
I plan to add some more over time to have a decent BS force, but nowhere near the size of the Ultramarines.

So that's that.
Also, you'll be glad to know that I painted everything for the game against Knightley, and what a game it was! Unfortunately, Proto and I were defeated. The game was victory points, and although Proto and I got first blood, into his deployment zone, killed his commander and killed an entire squad of his first, we lost 6-4 because Knightley held 2 priamry objectives, worth 3 points each, where each secondary objective we did was worth one, so we lost 6-4. But it was a cracking game! Knightley will post a battle report soon, so keep an eye out for that.

I got the opportunity to do (FINALLY) an army shot of everything I have painted, which I was pleased with, because it was more than I expected! (when I say painted I mean current edition of my painting ability, so models from earlier in my blog arent there because I dont consider them worthy ).
Here are the pics for you all to enjoy, one of my biggest updates I think!

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/19 15:09:02


Post by: Biohazard


Loving the army shot and the Siphons are sounding promising. Do you have any ideas for characters or vehicles as well?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/19 19:08:55


Post by: lipsdapips


Well I think ill expand the hq choices to get a chaplain and librarian and a chapter master (you know, to have the full set ) and ill probably get the dreadnoughts and a baal predator


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/19 19:18:51


Post by: Biohazard


Nice one, will you be building BA proxies for the characters? Meant to say I like the colour scheme on the Siphons especially the Vets.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/19 19:43:51


Post by: prototype_X


Oooh, looking shiny.

That was a good game, and those death company took quite a pounding! Single handedly claiming us 3 of our 4 victory points.

Was it 5 or 6 jump packs you wanted?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/19 21:26:21


Post by: nerdfest09


Love it LDP! looks fantastic, you should be totally stoked with your force dude! it's all cohesive and painted to a high standard that makes having a game really come to life, especially as 6th is so 'cinematic' :-)

I can't wait to see how you do your Blood Siphons! it'll be interesting to see how you do your reds etc. and it'll give you near unlimited scope to play with as far as army lists go!

keep it up man, when I come to NZ i'll hunt you boys down and have a game eh!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/20 03:13:59


Post by: Knightley


Aaaaaaaaaahhhh, more Death company, they will be the bane of my existence!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/20 05:38:29


Post by: lipsdapips


Ah, Nerdfest, us NZers would be delighted to demolish your forces when you pop down for a visit! (And dont worry Knightley, the DC will be on your side this time!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/20 05:43:38


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


I'm hoping to go to NZ too sometime in the future, if only to play you guys
Try kicking the OP Necrons
Nah, I wouldn't use crons, I'm fair like that

And I'm loving the Blood Siphons


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/20 06:30:07


Post by: lipsdapips


Try use your OP necrons vs the obviously not OP BA and GK! (and the awesome as ever ultras! who actually arent op really)


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/20 07:50:03


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


BA, OP? You have to be kidding me! (No Offence BA players)

Nah, I'd probably go easy on you with Daemons, give Knightley a chance to use his Daemon-Destroying army against the army he's meant to verse


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 07:36:59


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys!
You should all consider yourselves lucky and grateful of my laziness! It's exam week at school, but along with studying, I painted today. I've started the first Blood Siphon model, and considering i've made all the paint schemes and methods etc as I go, AND it's the first time i've painted red on this scale, i'm extremely pleased with how it's going! I also tried a new method for gold, which works quite well.
The blood siphons, to have some coherency with the ultras, have the same basing and power weapons, and heres the problem. Just before I picked up one of my outdated models and outlined his power weapon in white, and I think it looks quite neat, so my question to you is, do I keep my PWs the same or put that white outline on all of them? (should be easy enough to get all the other PWs up to date)
Also the Blood Siphons emblem is a shield with a sword down the middle, simple quick easy (and sadly not really siphon related, but meh! I wanted something easier then that damned ultramarine symbol!)

Cheers for checking in, talk to you all soon!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 08:20:32


Post by: Marine_With_Heart


I think keep the power weapons the same, the blue contrasts the red of the BS's armour very nicely already, which by the way, their colour scheme is great

Note: edited for spelling and grammar.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 09:16:08


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks for tuning in Marine_with_heart!
The PWs will still be blue, but it would have a white outline like in the picture, but thanks for the feedback, good to hear your views.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 09:33:19


Post by: Knightley


Nice work on the UBA

My vote would be do the edge highlight but not so white, probably a 50/50 white/ice blue and water it down a whole bunch so its quite see through


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 09:37:26


Post by: lipsdapips


UBA=Ultra Blood Angel?
I may give that a whirl, but I need a sword to give it a whirl on and i may have run out :\


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 10:25:44


Post by: nerdfest09


I like the scheme LDP! looks good and will certainly look awesome when you see a whole squad of them all done! the grey is a nice touch for a secondary colour too, something you don't see often. As for the power weapons, i like the white outline on them, it works well, perhaps a bit bluer but the same technique will look perfect!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 10:31:01


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers Damo, your old Marines exemplar was a large inspiration you know

Ok that seems to be the consensus forming, people want a bluey outline on it
Ill do the other side of the axe bluey tomorrow and glaze this side see if it works


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 10:35:39


Post by: nerdfest09


Now you're just pulling my leg! :-) my old Exemplars! inspiration! serious, really? I'm honored, especially as your painting trumps those old guys by a mile!

but i will tune in to see the power weapon experiment tomorrow night!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 10:42:40


Post by: lipsdapips


It'll be tomorrow or the day after
Mathematics exam on Friday :\
I hate maths

Alot


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/22 14:54:12


Post by: bigfish


quite like the without the white outline


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/26 02:05:45


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys, over the weekend I finished the Blood Siphon and did alot of work on my little diorama display thing. In the picture, the grass is still drying so if it looks like too much it's because the excess is still on, but it's going very well and I look forward to the finished result! Just have to finish the details

Enjoy! I'll check in later, LOTS OF UPDATES COMING IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

I also rearranged some formations in my cabinet for yall to see

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/26 02:10:39


Post by: Biohazard


That looks awesome mate, care to share how you did the gold?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/26 08:29:09


Post by: lipsdapips


It's a new easier method i've been trying recently, a mix of iyanden darksun and shining gold and then jjust pure shining gold over the top, and it works quite well


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/27 04:54:32


Post by: lipsdapips


You read it right fellas! Dark Vengeance will soon be coming to the blog and taking it over for the next few weeks! In anticipation I painted up a Dark Angel and a Crimson Slaughter marine. (please ignore the poor build quality on the CSM the only CSMs i had were from yeeeeears ago). I've completed a vanilla Dark Angel and after scouring into the depths of my bits boxes/half empty sprues I found the requirements to make a robed dark angel and I will do my 2nd test. I am SO keen for Dark Vengeance!!! Who else is!?

Also I finished my Diorama and set up a little wee Ultramarines task force defending the hill, which I think is quite neat ;P
And finally I finished the base on the captain because it was bugging me that all I had to do was the base and it had been weeks since I worked on him1

So there you have it folks, today's updates. Enjoy, please drop me some comments and look forward to the many intense updates in the future! (As im still waiting on the Masters of the chapter and veteran finecasts to arrive from GW and its been a couple of weeks :I, so theyll be here any day now)

Have fun 'yall!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/29 00:16:35


Post by: Legion of Damnation


Personally, I think the green is a bit too dark. The smurfs look beautiful as always though.

Legion


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/29 00:19:33


Post by: Biohazard


Im really keen for Dark Vengeance. I may have gotten a little carried away and ordered two starter sets. I dont even play 40k...yet. I actually really like the very Dark Green, how did you do that Deathwing tester? The Ultras are looking awesome as usual.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/29 11:09:08


Post by: lipsdapips


I can assure you guys the green isnt that dark in person, it is (in my opinion) the perfect green and ill be using it to paint my dark angels.
Oh and ill be painting the Dark Vengeance chaos warband black legion scheme, to start off a small chaos force will very slowly grow getting like 1 box every 6 months or something.

The deathwing test was simple, dheneb stone, gryphonne sepia dheneb stone. Let's just hope it looks that good on a full model DD


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/08/29 12:01:48


Post by: Biohazard


I'm gonna be painting mine as Black Legion as well, the long term view is to have a large black crusade army with a stand alone force of maybe 1500-2000pts of each god represented. Plus I may have an idea or two for an Abaddon conversion.

Thanks for the tip on the DW. I just picked up the White Dwarf for this month. I'm not too keen on how the eavy metal team have painted their DW but there is a pic of one of the Termis painted by Dan Harden that looks awesome. Looking forward to your updates mate.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/02 00:56:16


Post by: Knightley


Wow LDP, that blood siphon looks awesome, you've certainly kicked it up a notch!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/04 05:54:32


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys!

Happy to announce that 2-3 days ago my Masters of the Chapter and Veteran MK II resin kits arrived! Dark Vengeancey spirit aside, I got to work on the ultras. I have finished the first and my personal favourite master of the chapter. Tell me what you think please!
Also did alot of work on a robed Dark Angel test model I threw together, I think it's gone well. I will be painting the chaos black legion because they're badass.

Hope to see you soon with more updates!
And Cheers Knightley!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/05 03:59:57


Post by: Knightley


Looking tight LDP

Question: when do we start organising another game? I'd be keen to find a place that has a large board (bigger than the GW ones) and setting up like 4000 points each side and having it just be carnage, of course you guys can use my other marines from my other armies.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/05 04:43:48


Post by: lipsdapips


I'm also quite keen for a game of death on such a scale!
I wonder if we could combine boards hahaha
I think the best time for Proto and I would be after our exams which are in around 6-8 weeks time
That way I also have time to expand the force some more and prepare an effective army list to wreak horrible vengeance upon you! The Blood Siphons are now with the ultras to help beat you down

I also think that playing maybe a 3k point game on GW boards would be a good fun size


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/05 07:30:57


Post by: prototype_X


Would that be 3k points each? or between us?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/05 07:36:40


Post by: lipsdapips


3k a side 3k Knightley 3k us


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Post by: prototype_X


Now that I can probably get and feild.


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Post by: Knightley


Coolio, 3k would be epic on an epic scale!


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Post by: lipsdapips


YES! I'm so pleased.
So, I gathered the courage to attempt a feat I hadn't tried in years. A standard bearer. I was instantly struck by a second major threat. NMM! I tackled both of these very well with help from a guide and am so pleased with the result! (even if the laurels are a weee bit offset.) I'll finish the rest of the standard and then the marine soon. Can't wait to see how he looks! I'm going to run him in a game just because of how happy I am with him
Obviously there are still touch ups to be made, I was just too excited and my back hurt from painting this all in 1 sitting
LDP
Pleeeeease tell me what you guys think!

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Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Matt, can't wait until it's done!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/06 14:33:55


Post by: nerdfest09


Hanging up my brushes............. now!


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Post by: bigfish


That is a sweet looking banner!


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Post by: prototype_X


Mate! I'm so glad you worked up the courage to give this a go. It's stunning! I can't wait to see you run this. Keep it up, your work is a major insipation for me to keep improving. I love it


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/06 22:14:08


Post by: Knightley


Wow, You've certainly stepped up there, I am VERY impressed with what you've done!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/07 06:26:47


Post by: jirc


The free hand is epic LDP, really empressed. Everything is looking great, your skills just keep on improving, well done.



LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/08 05:48:14


Post by: lipsdapips


DARK VENGEANCE (Limited edition of course!) FINALLY CAME TODAY! (well it came yesterday but I was busy from when I got it until this morning)
I've assembled it all and displayed the unpainted models in my cabinet. I'm going to paint them all and soon that cabinet will look sick!
Updates to come, stay tuned!

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Post by: lipsdapips


What's up guys! Gotta make this quick because I gotta go, but here is my work so far on the first model of DV that i'm painting, im very pleased at the moment, but it's down to you guys!
Also finished the UM banner

Tell me what you guys think!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/12 07:56:12


Post by: prototype_X


Looking stunning man, that axe looks perfect. And the bone is a nice contrast.

Banner is incredible. Keep at it mate!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/12 11:34:01


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers Proto, glad you like it. Can't wait to see this whole force done!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/12 19:31:34


Post by: Charky


Hey LDP!

Well ive bin through your blog now, and you got some really nice work here. Its really fun and nice to see a fellow hobbyist work so hard on his models, and what speed!

Keep up the good work, looking froward to see more from you!

Btw the Chaos chosen looked wicked!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/13 07:18:20


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers Charky, great to have you on board!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/13 07:46:43


Post by: FoxPhoenix135


You and I think very much alike... I too just got my DV set, and plan to paint the chaos up in Black Legion colors! You pretty much already painted what I have only begun to plan, and you probably painted it better than I would have. Props!

Consider me subbed... can't wait to see how you tackle that Hellbrute. Now you have gone and inspired me, so I think I'll go paint some of my own models!

EDIT: BTW, I never seem to be able to pull off the eyes like you do. Mind giving me a quick run-down of the technique you use, or a link to a good tutorial?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/13 10:12:08


Post by: bigfish


:O that chaos guy
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Wow, i am loving the way you have done the axe and the armour and the bone and everything else... just awesome. And that banner looks cool too


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/13 10:39:32


Post by: lipsdapips


@FoxPhoenix haha yea! Black Legion rule! Gosh I feel so 40k mainstream with Ultras and Black Legion. Oh well haha
now you mention it with the eyes, I did a tutorial on my ancient blogger blog, but dont worry, the tutorial is still up to date and thats how I do them today, heres the link: http://ultramarinesblog.blogspot.co.nz/2010/11/how-to-paint-space-marine-eyes-red.html

@Bigfish Glad you like it! I initially had doubts about the red power axe being done in the same way as my blue ones but it's turned out ok, for the first black legion model i've painted for nearly more than a decade, I think he's going ok!


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Post by: FoxPhoenix135


It's not mainstreaming if you paint them better than everybody

Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to give that a shot!

Also: It's awesome to see how much you have improved through this blog. A great example are your standards:

From This:


To This:


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/13 22:05:31


Post by: bigfish


That pic just made me notice the U for the ultra marine symbol is not symetrical, im sure you know, but just thought i'd say. The smaller side could be made a bit more even and then it would look even more awesome


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/14 06:09:54


Post by: lipsdapips


On the up to date banner? It may be the deceptive angle of the banner because it's sculpted to be flowy in the wind you know, I think it's relatively straight in real life (I hope )


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/15 19:54:35


Post by: bubble


Sorry I've been off dakka for a while so haven't kept up to date with your work... but that banner! WOW! Amazing! I only hope I can make mine look half as good as yours xxx


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/15 20:30:20


Post by: Charky


Yea i gotta say LDP, during this blog, you have improved so much.

The banner is really stunning. You got some really good freehand skills. Good colour choice, good lines, smoothe highlights, its just a very good piece, keep it up!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/09/15 22:04:47


Post by: Squigsquasher


This is looking incredible. Loving the Blood Siphons, and the Black Legionaire looks boss!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/06 11:33:13


Post by: lipsdapips


Sorry i've been away for so long guys, I dont even know why I was, jeez! Works been done at a steady pace, almost finished the dark vengeance tac squad (no pictures im afraid), I finished the standard bearer, did a company champion and am halfway through a 5 man assault squad. I've built a scout sniper squad, a captain / sgt and a techmarine. Next up to be painted are terminators, tac squad and captain/sgt.
Also, Proto and I had another intense game against Knightley in which legendary things happened. Stay tuned to his blog to read all about it soon!

Anyway, here are the pics.

LDP

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Post by: Tappers


Your painting has improved soo much!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/07 04:26:27


Post by: lipsdapips


Why thanks Tappers! I', pleased with my improvements since this blog started and im glad others are too! I can't stand looking back and my older stuff >:^P


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/08 06:31:22


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys
Up at the bach til Wednesday, so i've been getting some quality painting done. Finished a whole scout sniper already, very pleased with the look (using my Urban Regiment IG camo for cloaks and cloth) except im yet to do the base because I dont have the materials with me.
Also i've done alot of work on Hammernator the Legend, who i'm sure if you've read Knightley's batrep, you'll agree he is worthy of the name, shrugging of a dreadknights 3 incinerator overwatch burns and 3 greatsword atacks and finishing him off in close combat BY HIMSELF, and if that's not enough, he came back to life, killed a purgation squad (With help) and bought time for my captain to escape the wrath of Draigo, stopping Knightley grabbing an extra VP. AND IF THATS NOT ENOUGH, this solo legend held off against draigo for 3 rounds of combat, and was still alive at the end of the game. So the least he deserved was a tasty bit of heraldry. The broken sword represents him killing the dreadknight and the 'VII' represents how many player turns he held Draigo off for. A bit of a boss if I do say so myself.
We lost the game, but I'm etremely pleased with Hammernators efforts.

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/08 19:17:58


Post by: Knightley


That heraldry is perfect and I really like that you can tell it means something!

Definitely need another one of those games!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/08 20:36:38


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers Knightley! And congrats on making it onto the main page blog


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/08 20:41:41


Post by: prototype_X


That looks awesome! Really cool that he has a story behind it.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/09 06:01:16


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers Proto, it came out better than i was expecting it to if im honest, i thought it was going to look bad


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/17 10:07:49


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys, Finished painting a Sgt / Captain model for me collection.
I'm using him as a sgt if I just want a basic bolter sgt and as a captain w/ auxilliary grenade launcher (hence the wee conversion that im quite pleased with ;P)
On another note, i've been completely immersed in the LOTR universe recently and im considering starting up a force when the hobbit comes out.
I pulled out my old Rohan from a while back, I have a couple minas tirith dudes ill paint too. But the question is, what would you guys rather see? Mordor (I just offer that for the ringwraiths ;P), Isenguard, Minas Tirith, Rohan or a mix of everything? (ill chuck elves and dwarves etc in the mix)
Nonetheless, i'll leave you with pics.
Enjoy!

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Post by: nerdfest09


Yay Blaze! I do love me a good dog pic on a blog lol :-)


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/17 13:40:43


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Excellent job on the dog, looks very lifelike.


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Post by: Flying Pooo


That Dog defiantly does look blazed...
Nice minis especially the Sgt / Captain. I love the Terminator Loincloth used as a cloak. I will be stealing that.
Awesome paintwork as always.
*cough* Acquire a drill and drill those barrels... *cough*


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/18 11:36:50


Post by: lipsdapips


Oh guys, the dog took days to paint!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/22 21:26:36


Post by: Knightley


Oh Snap! I just heard you mentioned on another sit and talk with Matt from Miniwargaming, mentioning our apoc game!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/22 21:37:11


Post by: lipsdapips


Haha, it's fun dropping comments in those videos, it feels like being mentioned by a celebrity!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/24 04:55:02


Post by: lipsdapips


been working on a tactical squad recenlt. I finished the sgt and all the marines are up to level that the one in the pic is currently at.
Hope you like it! These Finecast vets make great tac sgts!

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/24 09:08:57


Post by: DarkStarSabre


Would like to see a brighter, better lit picture of the tabard. From this shot it looks a bit too dark and patchy.

Also, who would be game to club together and send LDP a drill for the barrels?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/24 09:58:17


Post by: lipsdapips


^My weekend project this or next weekend is to construct a light box so I can get decent pictures for once. And haha, that's the first remark about me uniquely undrilled barrels to put a smile on my face


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/24 18:55:58


Post by: prototype_X


Looking stunning mate, really I don't know how you do it but each model is better than the last!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/24 21:56:06


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheerz Proto! I didnt like the new paints at first and during wip
but they make the finished product make pretttty sweet. Oh and he's finecast, and finecast are awesome


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/25 22:47:00


Post by: lipsdapips


Help me out guys!
I have the finecast veterans, who in my most recent list are veteran sergeants (Fluffwise red helms)
But i want them also to be 1st company vets if need be (white helm) and command squad members! (blue!!)
So you guys choose, should I do:
red helm, white and blue kneepads
white helm, red and blue kneepads
blue helm, white and red kneepads

HELP!
(heres one of the vets I speak of)

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/25 23:08:44


Post by: Biohazard


Why not go the old school olour scheme of Red helm with a white strip. Im sure that was used to denote a Vet Sgt in 2nd ed.

I love that model btw, cant wait to see him painted up.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/25 23:31:24


Post by: lipsdapips


Damn, that's a good idea! Who'd've thought I'd get a solution from one comment! Cheers Biohazard. You've contributed to my works ;P


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/25 23:40:40


Post by: Biohazard


This makes me happy.


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Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys,
over the last few days I bursted it and painted this whole tac squad. It's about time really, i've had only one for too long. Also it was a lovely day earlier today so I took my LOTR models out and took pics there to see how it looked, and on adys such as that I will take my pics from outside from now on! Tell me what you think guys.
Cheers,

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/26 10:31:22


Post by: prototype_X


Dude. Those look sick! I can't wait to see them in person. Then flatten them with the forces of chaos! mwahahaha!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/26 11:44:24


Post by: The Dark Apostle


Can you show a picture of your entire force or at least say how big your force is, do you plan on making an entire chapter?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/26 12:13:17


Post by: lipsdapips


I have plenty of plastic, sadly not much is painted. Well alot is, just the ratios are all uneven and wierd. For example
I have some 8 captains, 3 command squads, marneus and friends, a chaplain, only 2 tactical squads, 1 painted razorback, 1 painted land raider (and another in the process), a predator 1 more tac squad (unpainted), plenty of veterans, a 5 man sternguard squad, 5 man assault squad, a vindicator, a land speeder storm, telion, scouts, sniper scouts, a techmarine, masters of the chapter, sicarius, some assault termies and 3 dreadnoughts
I think thats about it, heaps of stuff I know, but heaps of stuff I need to finish!!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/29 19:38:04


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys! This is one of my favourite models and i'm proud to say that I feel as if I've done it justice. So pleased with how this helmet came out, I was worried about it for a while, but now i'm happy. Tell me what you guys think!
C&C MUCH apreciated!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/29 20:20:57


Post by: Squigsquasher


The helmet came out brilliant. Excellent work!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/29 20:45:13


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers man! I'm so proud of how it looks


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/30 20:28:14


Post by: Knightley


Hmm,

Stepping the game up son! very tight I would also be very proud of a model that looked like that


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/31 01:45:45


Post by: Biohazard


Looking swet buddy! Great job.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/31 04:08:15


Post by: lipsdapips


Seeing these words typed through the fingers of Knightley...I am truly honoured! Thanks! Oh and we've got to get another game in sometime soon. My exams are over next week and Protos finish in around a month or something :|

glad you like it Bio! Did I do your suggestion justice?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/10/31 18:10:59


Post by: Biohazard


Blew my expectations out the water mate, he looks awesome.


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Post by: lipsdapips


Good to hear Bio, good to hear! Thanks alot!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/01 14:47:28


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


Spectacular work on those two Sergeants.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/04 21:30:06


Post by: bubble


Stunning as always! xxx


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/05 00:44:43


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers bubble! Good to hear from you again
Oh and Veteran Sergeant I was so insanely psyched out when I saw Veteran Sergeant comment on my Veteran Sergeant update. I just thought it was cool


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/05 06:12:40


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


That's how I roll.

Sadly, my own project has been on indefinite hold since like June or July. Heck, I even finally boxed up all the supplies simply because there was no point in them sitting out. :(

Keep up the good work though. I do like the pose on the bald guy. I may have to my own interpretation of it if I ever dust off the knives and plastic card again, lol.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/08 21:02:22


Post by: Squigsquasher


Aww, that sucks. Hope you can start it again...Hang on.

What project?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/20 18:34:40


Post by: HAZZER


looking good! Btw i think that you have done it justace!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/30 02:09:42


Post by: lipsdapips


Greetings all! I constructed this model here yesterday, and I love him. So pleased with how he's turned out. He's constructed from many different kits and materials (kudos for naming them all) and i'm going to try and make some fluff about him. All I have so far is that he is Lt Colonel Grimbold (named after the Rohan captain mentioned in the LOTR novels) and he serves basically as Marneus / the chapter masters personal bodyguard / advisor in the 1st company (marked on his helm).
Here's where he's at so far:

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/11/30 07:09:58


Post by: KillaCam


I really like your blue. And that helmet on the sergeant is sweet. Keep it up


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/02 06:05:21


Post by: lipsdapips


I present Lt. Col. Grimbold, Hand and Advisor of the Chapter Master. He is my Latest piece
He is without a doubt in my opinion the best model i've painted yet. I'd really love to know what you guys think of him. Please drop me some replies! Hope you like him!
Battle report to come on Sunday the 9th, so look forward to some more awesomeness! Check in with you guys later,

LDP

EDIT
Much appreciated if you vote for him in this comp! Just like the picture and ill repect y'all forever!
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Post by: Biohazard


I have to agree with you, that is some of your best work yet, that blue is stunning and the whole model just demands respect. Fantastic work buddy.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/02 11:38:31


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Biohazard, you are too kind :p


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/02 11:46:59


Post by: Biohazard


Credit where its due buddy. Also I hit the 'like'. best of luck


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/02 12:25:14


Post by: lipsdapips


Cheers good friend, means alot


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/02 13:29:34


Post by: nerdfest09


Crisp!...... LDP, that's the only way I can describe it! so nicely done dude! and the subtle highlighting on the cloak is spot on! really good man well done!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/02 16:13:38


Post by: bigfish


I like him but i want to know why he is holding his cloak instead of a boltpistol or something. I like him though.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/06 21:07:11


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks Nerdfest, hearing feedback from you is always very much welcome, glad you like it!
and Bigfish, it's because he's badass ok, what other reason is needed?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/06 21:13:07


Post by: bigfish


LOL, oks thats fair enough


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/22 22:30:36


Post by: lipsdapips


Sup Guys! Been a while.
I figured. Hey, I have alot of Captains! (Yeah no $h!t) but not many/any CHAPTER MASTERS! Hey hey! Cant have enough HQs if you ask me. So I present Master Arcadius, Lord Commander of Ultramar. I made him out of spare parts I have lying around. Im going to shave that mold line off the head before I proceed with the painting further and Im giving him a gold body like the commanders in DoW to see how this looks, pleased so far. Also what do you guys think about the helmet plume? Im pleased myself, it's sicarius' plume but I cut the bottom connector off and rotated it to follow the vent on Arcadius' helm. I'm still not toooo sure about the arms, but I think they're final, atleast the lightning claw arm is.
Tell me what you think, i'll have another update in no time!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/22 22:35:21


Post by: Biohazard


Great to see an update on these guys LDP, this guys looking really good so far especially the gold but I have to be honest the LC really isnt doing it for me. Maybe if you cut it at the elbow and twisted it slightly into a little more of an open hand pose it would fit the flow of the model better at the moment it just isnt sitting right. This is obviously just my opinion though.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/23 03:58:08


Post by: lipsdapips


You're right. I've switched the wargear around to reflect the items i'd personally take if I were a space marine and I think you'll be quite satisfied with how he looks now
update soon


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/25 08:53:19


Post by: lipsdapips


Switched Octavians wargear around and am making progress with the painting now. Very pleased with how he's looking.
Tell me what ya'll think

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/25 10:01:47


Post by: Biohazard


Now THAT looks awesome. Keep up the sterling work buddy. And merry Xmas


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/25 10:30:16


Post by: lipsdapips


Ah my loyal Biohazard. I swear you're the only one who checks out my blog anymore hahaha. Glad you like the change! I certainly approve, you were right saying the LC was wrong. Can't wait to get him finished


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/26 15:46:58


Post by: HAZZER


Hi
Loving your work so far can't wait to see more love the new chapter master now al you need is some fulf fro him he cant be the 1st ([primarce) amd cannt be the current one i beclve 88? (clager) . possabily fisrt time back on dakka for months!!! Btw blog has had update….
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/810/357188.page


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/26 18:29:29


Post by: Legion of Damnation


I'm not too keen on the gold chest plate (it seems a little too OTT for my tastes) but the rest of he model seems to be looking good. I'm liking the alternate crest too.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/27 10:28:15


Post by: lipsdapips


@Greeeat to see you back HAZZERRRR
@Legion i'm calling it now it'll look good at the end I can see where you're coming from but it's looking more and more in place as more of the model is completed


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/30 02:43:53


Post by: Legion of Damnation


Fair enough, it's your model mate


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2012/12/31 17:08:25


Post by: HAZZER


thx man you too!!!!!!!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/07/29 10:25:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Jeez, over 7 months since I posted on this blog...here's some third company marines I've been working on to be allies for the IG i'm working on over at their blog

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/07/29 13:48:19


Post by: nerdfest09


Looking good Lips! I really love that blue you got goin' on! any chance of a little recipe for how you get it so clean? :-) the banner is pretty damn epic too!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/07/29 21:35:50


Post by: Biohazard


Fantastic update, only minor crit I may have is the power sword on the standing dude, I'd maybe go for a red or possibly green to break up the wall of blue. Awesome work regardless buddy


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/07/30 04:33:20


Post by: lipsdapips


@Nerdfest heyy man! Been a while. My blue painting method consists of a macragge blue base, followed by a drakenhof nightshade wash. I then highlight with altdorf guard blue and the extremely with a 50/50ish mix of altdorf guard blue and space wolves grey to finish. Sometimes I glaze certain areas with guilliman blue but not often. Hope this helps!

@Biohazard Yea the main paintjob is from a while back but that's a good call. I've changed the shoulder colour and basing style on the 3rd company and I think I should change power weapon colour. Im thinking green, but red would be cool but is very hard to paint well in a lightning style.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/01 23:05:04


Post by: Phrixus


I have just spent the last hour or so going through and looking at all your work and it is all phenomenal.

The kitbashes are amazing and the ideas I now have for my troops are going to be poaching some of your ideas.

Thanks a million!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/02 11:49:10


Post by: lipsdapips


@Phrixus Mate! Thanks for that comment man, made my day! You've inspired me Gunna get some stuff done. Makes me happy knowing people enjoy some of the stuff here! Poach at will, friend!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/16 00:00:12


Post by: Largeblastmarker


Cool. Nice clean blue. you should update with more consistency as people do love to see your work.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/16 06:12:54


Post by: lipsdapips


Dont worry largeblastmarker, when those new SMs get released, this blog will be moving faster than it EVER HAS! Ultras will become my priority again


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 04:07:30


Post by: lipsdapips


Yo yo! Attention is being redirected back to my Ultramarines for two reasons:
- The 9 month hiatus has gone on 9 months too long
- NEW SPACE MARINES COMING!!!!

So, I painted up a test model for my revised ultramarine scheme. He will serve as sergeant of my sternguard squad.
Revisions include:
- A new power weapon colour: Green, to break up the model's composition
- A new method for painting white: Adeptus battlegrey, Codex grey and space wolves grey replacing astronomican.
- A new grass colour, because I think it looks better
- New methods of painting metallics
- Attempted thinner highlights
- An extra layer of Macragge blue over the wash leaving only the recesses showing to try and improve cleanliness
- A blue glaze over all the armour to blend it better

Hope you like him! Please drop some comments telling me what you guys think!
More to come soon, keen as for the new SM release!!

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 09:39:58


Post by: GunboatDiplomat


Just blew through this entire thread after discovering it. Incredible models mate, also great to see your photography has improved as well

Really nice job on the white on that last vet, hope I can match it with my models!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 09:44:05


Post by: Knightley


Green Power weapon - Ace work, it may look a little contrasting if the over all green was lighter?
White Helm - Looking like a cool white, opposed to the warm white I get on my whites, It suits your model very well
Highlights on the Armor - Very very good, the washes and glazes really blend the highlights amazingly.

A word of warning however, changing the way you base can lead to a schism when you put all your guys together, I would vote keeping the bases the same across the army.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 09:46:04


Post by: Paradigm


It's great to see this blog back in action, and the new scheme looks great, especially the power weapon. Green is not a colour you usually see, but really works here with the blue. These Ultras have been a great inspiration for my own, so keep it up. Great Work!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 09:55:32


Post by: Phrixus


YESS! LDP is back on a smurfs kick!!!

Can't wait to have this updated regularly again.

Quick question, have you used the Army Painter ultramarines blue before LDP? I just bought a batch to revisit my marines with and it seems way to light.

I like the deeper blue of your marines. Quick tutorial / colour guide?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 10:22:03


Post by: lipsdapips


@Gunboat diplomat welcome mate! Glad to have you along for the ride! Gunna be updating as soon as possible

@Knightley Thanks man! I share similar concerns, but I mean, it's only the grass tufts that are changing, and it's a sacrifice i'm willing to make to improve the look of any new marines I pump out

@Paradigm Great to hear from you again man! Yea I think the green works relatively well, it was the only colour that worked with the same style I used to do my blue power weapons with

@Phrixus I'd be happy to lend a hand man. Never used the primer before no, my method for blue is as follows:

-Macragge blue base
-Drakenhof Nightshade wash
-Macragge blue again, leaving recesses free
-Altford guard blue highlight for 1st layer
-between 35/65 and 50/50ish mix space wolves grey/altdorf guard blue for 2nd fine highlight
-Glaze of Guilliman blue to bring everything together

Hope this helps!
Cheers for the feedback guys!

LDP


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 12:05:39


Post by: Phrixus


Awesome thanks LDP.

I might grab a macragge blue and do some testing. I was hoping I could speed the process up with the Ultramarines Blue spray from AP but clearly it isn't the colour I was hoping.

I will give your method a try! Thanks again!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/21 12:50:35


Post by: Nevelon


The painter in me says "Wow, looks really nice!"

The gamer says "What are you doing taking the special ammo bolter away from a sternguard!"

Close up pictures make some of the highlights look a little distinct/chalky on the helmet, where you can see the transitions of the greys. At arms length, I'm sure it would be undetectable. Better then I could do.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/22 08:39:40


Post by: Largeblastmarker


 Nevelon wrote:


The gamer says "What are you doing taking the special ammo bolter away from a sternguard!"

.


THIS


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/22 10:13:53


Post by: lipsdapips


Alright alright hes not the sternguard sergeant D:


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/28 22:48:46


Post by: Zambro


Hi,

Just found this thread, and i like it! With the new SM book dropping into the world within the next week, i've been toying with the idea for a Ultramarines army. This is definately springing some inspiration and motivation for me.

The picture on pg27 of Lt. Col. Grimbold is incredible. I love it. I have so much adoration for that pic

Definately sticking around to see what comes off the painting table next


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/30 07:07:46


Post by: lipsdapips


Just a veteran I Suppose. Command Squad or Veteran Sergeant for a tac squad


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/30 22:56:43


Post by: Legion of Damnation


[Brian Blessed Voice] LDP's alive [/Brian Blessed Voice]

The green on the PWs works well, keep it up


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/30 23:00:04


Post by: lipsdapips


@LoD hahaha I could picture that image very clearly
gotta love that guys booming kingly voice

I should have a WIP pic of my next marine going up today


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/31 02:41:11


Post by: lipsdapips


Finished the whole armour process on the second vet, hoping to finish him soon

*EDIT* New Marines have been preordered, sternguard, vanguard, and a new tac squad will come soon! SOOO EXCITED

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/31 12:42:51


Post by: Nevelon


I love that guy. If I didn't have to grab the rest of the vet box filled with marines I'm so-so on, I'd have one of my own.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with him.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/31 13:48:25


Post by: Paradigm


Nice to see just a shot of the blue, it's actually very helpful for seeing just how and where you put the highlights.

Can't wait to see what you do with the new Marines, especially the sternguard. Are the tacs going to be 2nd or 3rd company?

@Nevelon: If you want just that one guy, keep an eye on ebay, the veteran boxes show up as individual models quite a bit. They might become a tad more expensive now the box is OOP, but you should be able to get one fairly cheap.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/08/31 23:37:22


Post by: lipsdapips


@Nevelon yea this models a great one, practically the only one before now to actually be aiming his bolter
@Paradigm yea its a interesting stage in the painting. This specific model is kind of annoying actually as you may notice there's nothing between the elbow and wrist and elbow and shoulder to highlight so they sort of form dark areas :(
Also, definately 2nd company. Returning to the classics
So keen for the new models aye!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/03 19:32:48


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys!
He's finished, the second miscellanious veteran.
Each day is one day closer to the new SM release and I am so excited!
Tell me what you think of the vet guys, updates soon.

Cheers,
LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/03 20:06:13


Post by: Paradigm


Very nice, as always. Is there freehand on the shoulder-pad or is it just the angle of the pic?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/03 20:53:39


Post by: Nevelon


Looking sharp. I'm with you on the whole waiting till release thing. It will be interesting to see how everyone puts together their new veterans.

<gets a notepad ready to steal LDP's ideas>


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/03 20:55:19


Post by: Develain


That's some tight work, you are really picking out some great models to paint for this army.




LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/03 21:14:49


Post by: Zambro


Very nice.

I'm also waiting for the new C:SMs.... 4 days till i can get my hands on it and plan my project


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/04 02:39:12


Post by: Largeblastmarker


O my god... its beautiful. What does the "i" on his kneepad stand for?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/04 03:53:49


Post by: Develain


 Largeblastmarker wrote:
O my god... its beautiful. What does the "i" on his kneepad stand for?


That's a 1 in roman numerals.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/04 05:53:36


Post by: lipsdapips


@Paradigm Thanks for the lovely comments as always man. The shoulder pad has a sculpted aquila-esque thing on it that I painted silver

@Nevelon hahaha yea man you dont know how excited I am to build up NEW, unique marines after all these years. Hopefully I can get some nice poses out of em Already have a few ideas

@Develain Thanks man, hearing that from such an established painter as yourself really boosts my self esteem. Thanks for the input!!

@Zambro LONGEST 4 DAYS OF OUR LIVES D:

@Largeblastmarker what Develain said


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/05 00:15:38


Post by: Largeblastmarker


Oh ok. I thought that cuz it was a fat "i" it was something special. i just use transfers for stuff like that.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/07 00:56:36


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys. Just some filler whilst im away from home
Got these beauties from Empressminis.co.uk? (I think) and I have to say theyre brilliant. Small, intricate. More detailed then some of gw's stuff! And it's accurate. I have 16 rangers and 4 delta force troops. All the soldiers are unique, and great. Most have M4s or M16s, some have Machine Guns, one has an m14 and some of the delta forces have SCAR-Ls. It's awesome because they all have their own unique attatchments and stuff, it's great!
So yea, some eye candy for y'all till I get back.

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/08 03:45:31


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys!
I know that once again it's not Ultramarine related but this is all I can really work on til the new SMs arrive. Which should be within the next 2 days (I hope)
Finished the trial US Marine. Pretty quick and fun. I like em! Got a scale shot in there too.

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/08 04:08:10


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


Those are pretty slick, and I like the paint job. Even if that camo pattern had been abandoned long before either his harness or the optic on that M4 came into service.

You might get a 2003 Iraq invasion Marine who had been issued an ACOG and still wearing 3 color desert (underneath those awful woodland MOPP suits), but the chocolate chip helmet cover would have been long gone. Also, black boots would have been a no-no. Marines still had black boots during the Mogadishu peacekeeping mission, but his harness and weapon are clearly contemporary (and would be a flat coyote brown, not black). The neck piece is actually also part of the armor, not a uniform collar.

I like it though. Just helping you out because your guy seems to be stuck in about three different eras, lol.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/08 04:25:29


Post by: lipsdapips


Hahaha yea
I based the scheme on the uniforms from Black Hawk Down, which I know was in the early 90s, so that's where i've gone wrong. Not the best in terms of military knowledge. I just know about wars etc :\


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/15 02:32:39


Post by: lipsdapips


Sorry for the long wait guys, my new SM actually came a few days ago, but I couldn't update until now, but work has been done!
I present you pics of my wip tac sgt and some sternguard I built.
Hope you like! The unhelmeted sgt is being entered in NF09's painting comp

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/15 02:46:38


Post by: ScootyPuffJunior


Nice... A bit of advice: make the pupil bigger so it almost touches the top and bottom. It help prevents the wide-eyed drugged out look. You could also add a splash of color for the iris if you are feeling adventurous.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/15 03:27:46


Post by: lipsdapips


I've taken your advice. He now looks a lot less lazy eyed.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/15 08:46:35


Post by: Paradigm


Nice work on the sternguard, you have got some really cool poses there. The sarge in particular is nicely balanced with the PF and the pistol outstretched.

Great work on the head of that tac sergeant, very good skin tone and variation.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/15 10:41:05


Post by: Biohazard


Still love this thread, I haven't ben around for a while and you've been busy in my absence LDP. Great looking stuff on the new models cant wait to see them all finished.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/18 10:29:41


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey guys!
Finished my first new SM, i'm quite happy with how he looks considering (not sure if you noticed) that almost noone in this blog has a bare head (I fail to see the logic/helmets are cooler), but seeing as nerdfests competition was raging I figured it was about time an unhelmetted lad came along

Tell me what you think guys! Sternguard sgt up next

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/18 11:19:49


Post by: Biohazard


He looks awesome mate. Can't wait for the Stern Sgt.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/18 11:47:26


Post by: Nevelon


Looks sharp. He has a very intense look. When you can see whites all around the eye, you normally get into crazy eye territory. This guy just conveys a lot of built up hate. "I know I can spit acid, but right now I want laser eyes; I hate you that much"

Not a big fan of bare heads myself, but they do break up the army and add a distinct element to characters.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/18 17:27:42


Post by: Paradigm


I'll second what Nevelon said, this guy really does look menacing, through a combination of posing and the astartes-pattern death-glare.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/19 03:44:10


Post by: Largeblastmarker


BARE HEAD = MOAAR plot ermer!

Realy sharp looking dude!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/19 04:05:47


Post by: Igice


Wow I would hate to be on the receiving end of that glare!
very nicely done though!! the highlights are amazing!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 07:00:23


Post by: lipsdapips


Hey team.
Been chugging in hours already to this guy. Sorry the updates are coming so slow, it takes me around 5-15 hours to paint a single mini (depending on detail, and excluding tactical marines), and as I improve, my newer techniques take longer to do etc etc
excuses aside, here's where i'm at, and it's going ok so far.

tell me what you think!!
Cheers guys,

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 07:11:43


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Great. LDP, your painting is making leaps and bounds! Super sharp and vivid. Great work. Keep striving for more!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 08:15:50


Post by: Biohazard


Excellent work, your painting really gives the effect of highly polished armour. I say it with every mini you show but this has to be your best work yet.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 10:11:33


Post by: Paradigm


Coming along nicely, and I must say, the 5-15 hours spent on each model is certainly worth it. Out of interest, how long do you spend on tactical marines?


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 10:23:42


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks for the feedback fellas! Means alot.
Paradigm i'd say about 3 hours per if I do them individually, or maybe 2-2.5 per if I batch paint (which I should really do more often)


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 10:46:25


Post by: Ruglud


Wonderful work LDP, I'm ashamed that I haven't visited your pages before... The blue on the Sternguard is so rich and deep

As for your unhelmed dude, he looks suitably bad ass to me, the eyes are great...


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 12:31:40


Post by: Nevelon


Looking great. Can't wait to see him done. The time you spend is well worth it.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/21 20:36:26


Post by: Largeblastmarker


Great work! He looks suitably badass.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/23 09:38:57


Post by: TheDraconicLord


You really are taking your sweet time with that bad boy and it shows. I hope you are loving every minute of it

Keep up the great work!


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/23 11:27:59


Post by: lipsdapips


Thanks for all the lovely feedback guys! Sorry I couldn't individually respond, but it's very late and i'm very tired and have stayed up just to finish this guy off, and i'm relatively pleased with how he came out.
Starting on a vanguard marine next.

Tell me what you think!

LDP


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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/23 11:52:35


Post by: TheDraconicLord


Freakin' fantastic, that's what I think! Here's some criticism I hope you don't mind

- I feel that gravity gun is a perfect opportunity for some OSL. The gun is very dark so some green OSL would really pop and look darn good. IMHO the OSL only really works on dark surfaces.

- The Red eye lenses. I think that with a red helmet, a red lense just doesn't pop. It looks great sure, but no "popping" makes me sad I would paint them a different color when the marine in question has a red helmet.

I feel it's the only critics I have and are minor ones, the marine looks gorgeous!

Keep'em coming!



LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/23 11:57:05


Post by: Nevelon


The only thing I'm not 100% wowed with is the red trim on the tabard. I think keeping it just a single color might have been a better choice.

But that's just going out of my way to find something to nit-pick. Love the mini. Great job.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/23 23:07:14


Post by: Largeblastmarker


 Nevelon wrote:
The only thing I'm not 100% wowed with is the red trim on the tabard. I think keeping it just a single color might have been a better choice.

But that's just going out of my way to find something to nit-pick. Love the mini. Great job.


Me too.
But over all, It is an amazing mini!

can't wait to see whats next.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/24 14:35:08


Post by: San76


Just found this log this evening and its been a great read! Lipsdapips oh ultras are looking great, the last two particularly impressive. Though I agree, helmets are the go, the face you pointed or nerdfest comp is really good.

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/26 00:47:10


Post by: Schmacker10


Hey lipsdapips, very nice Ultras. I really like the text written right onto the armour, and am going to use that for my own guys. Looking forward to more to come.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/26 11:02:00


Post by: lipsdapips


YO!
Thanks for all your constructive feedbacks guys. I see that some people arent fans of the red tabard lining, but i'm sorry to say, I need to keep coherency with other models and personally I prefer the red lining as I feel it makes the cloth more regal and thick. Sorry guys.

ANYWAY
Vanguard vet 1 is in progress! Just finished the white on the helmet and his laurels, really happy with the results! Tell me what you think and i'm sure i'll be blitzing more progress out of this guy because i'm enjoying the painting experience

LDP

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LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/26 12:50:38


Post by: Nevelon


Looking good so far.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/26 16:18:55


Post by: Paradigm


Coming along nicely, that hammer is particularly awesome.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/26 23:31:23


Post by: pupitbackster


Hey LDP, Great work.

I am in the process of painting my sternguard, I wondered if you could tell me what colours you use for the tabard on the sternguard sergeant?

And if you have the time a quick idea of the process, ie do you layer them all up or wash several times over a very bright basecoat.


LDP's Blog: 12th June - Ultramarines Tactical Specialist & Skitarii Vanguard Alpha @ 2013/09/27 00:30:36


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Sweet Hammer LDP. I pintrested some of your minis to my ultramarines board Hope you dont mind