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Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/12 01:34:13


Post by: Ustrello


Haven't tried my hand at a painting blog before but I recently picked up a large DKoK army so I thought why not now.

First up is my vanquisher which is by far the most fun model I have ever painted. I have decided to give it a winter urban camo scheme. I decided to paint the tank commander in a style reminiscent of panzer crewmen with the blackish grey color and burgundy for the accent color.










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Next up is my heavy weapons squad.













Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/12 15:23:35


Post by: Ustrello


Next up I have my Knight errant from my own custom house, House Vasa. Same thing as before winter type urban camo scheme, but with dead deathguard who were foolish enough to try and fight him.











Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/12 20:01:26


Post by: Trondheim


Agreed, have to say I love that Knigth Titan.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/12 20:41:49


Post by: Ustrello


 Trondheim wrote:
Agreed, have to say I love that Knigth Titan.


Thanks man it is probably my best painted knight, even better than my lancer


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Speaking of Lancers here is mine. Sorry for the static pose, but it was my first large model from FW I ever made. Hopefully the castigor turns out better lol. Also sorry for the picture overload













Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/13 17:44:11


Post by: Ustrello


Now my second tank, but the first I painted. After I took the pictures I realized I forgot to wash the metal on the gas filters on back but no worries I did.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/13 21:30:24


Post by: kinratha


Looks good. Nice to see another DKoK general.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/13 22:35:14


Post by: Ustrello


 kinratha wrote:
Looks good. Nice to see another DKoK general.


Thank you. I've been eyeing the DKoK for a long time now and I can finally afford the arm and leg to pay for them


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/14 16:14:34


Post by: Ustrello


Quick update got a squad plus an extra melta gunner and troop all base coated up minus the sarge and vox caster, waiting on bits for those two. First time using the new base coat sprays from GW and they are pretty good.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/15 15:59:08


Post by: Ustrello


Now for something a little different, my VC for fantasy. I recently started painting my converted grave guard and here is the first one I have finished.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/16 02:45:55


Post by: 40kFSU


I like the way you are using camouflage. Very original look. And I have to say that knight is rocking the house.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/16 14:33:22


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
I like the way you are using camouflage. Very original look. And I have to say that knight is rocking the house.


The camp scheme was actually a mistake, I was trying for something else when I stumbled onto it. Thanks though the errant is probably my best knight yet


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/21 02:23:25


Post by: Ustrello


Just a small update, I got my Hoard o bits order so I am able to make my sergeants. On a side note I will probably not be using the gw base coat spray again. The time I saved with the base coat I spent on covering it up in the really small details it covered that had to be changed





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 03:06:11


Post by: Ustrello


Finished one squad this weekend, minus the vox operator waiting on FW for that.











Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 08:51:18


Post by: Paradigm


Looking good! The red works well with the blue.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 09:10:57


Post by: Elnibbus


Cool stuff. Liking the blue and red together, reminiscent of WW1 French.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 15:04:40


Post by: Ustrello


Paradigm wrote:Looking good! The red works well with the blue.


Thanks man!

Elnibbus wrote:Cool stuff. Liking the blue and red together, reminiscent of WW1 French.


Thanks, I was going for a bit of a german look with the red just being an accent color but now that I look at pictures it does seem french lol


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 17:03:33


Post by: Elnibbus


Don't despair, the French looked pretty swish! You'll have a coherent and sizeable force in no time. Bases are looking good too.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 18:58:20


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Don't despair, the French looked pretty swish! You'll have a coherent and sizeable force in no time. Bases are looking good too.


Yeah I got about 1500ish of krieg to make but I will probably stop there for now. The bases are super easy I didnt want them to look all uniform though so I try and add some barbed wire or other trench warfare type stuff


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 19:05:44


Post by: Elnibbus


That's cool. Are you using the FW Siege list?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/23 21:50:44


Post by: Ustrello


Until I can pony up for the grenadier squads and the Hades drills I will just be running them as normal AM


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/24 02:33:21


Post by: M138


Awesome stuff. DKOK are my favorite kind of guard other than the ones that follow the path of chaos. Keep it up.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/24 03:06:46


Post by: Ustrello


 M138 wrote:
Awesome stuff. DKOK are my favorite kind of guard other than the ones that follow the path of chaos. Keep it up.


Thanks man DKOK is by far my favorite followed by elysians, damn you fw for making me want to spend all my money! . But there is a pretty awesome Sons of Sek P and M blog on here somewhere if you like traitor guardsmen


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/24 05:00:43


Post by: Forlorn


I like the added barbed wire to the bases. What company did you get it from?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/24 14:35:00


Post by: Ustrello


 Forlorn wrote:
I like the added barbed wire to the bases. What company did you get it from?


It is made by army painter its like eight or ten dollars for a package of eight feet of it.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/26 15:45:33


Post by: Ustrello


Small update I finally got my FW kit for the vox casters, so with the vox operator now I have a full squad





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/27 02:02:36


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Looking good!


yeah sadly it wasnt as good as I hoped so chalk that up to my scultping not being the best. I may try using some sort of needles to make the antennae


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/27 10:06:06


Post by: Paradigm


Needle would work if you can drill it in, or even some thin wire that would have the added bonus of being flexible.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/28 15:45:02


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Needle would work if you can drill it in, or even some thin wire that would have the added bonus of being flexible.


I am thinking of a needle as I got a lot of them sitting about.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/29 11:07:32


Post by: Elnibbus


I actually used a paper clip for the antenna on my command vox operator. Worked rather well as it is slightly thinner than the GW Cadian ones but sufficiently thick so as not to bend (repeated bending what probably result in a snap).


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/29 16:37:09


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
I actually used a paper clip for the antenna on my command vox operator. Worked rather well as it is slightly thinner than the GW Cadian ones but sufficiently thick so as not to bend (repeated bending what probably result in a snap).


I am thinking a needle and just cutting it down and drilling it into the vox caster as I would probably break the paper clips too easy. I assume GW primer works well on steel?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/29 17:15:20


Post by: Elnibbus


As far as I know it works OK. Might want to take some fine grit sand paper to key the surface of the needle first and give the paint something to adhere to.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/30 02:47:43


Post by: Ustrello


Small update. Started working on my wyvern today and got the base coat and camo done on it. Next up all the metal bits and details.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/30 03:03:06


Post by: M138


looking good so far. Can't wait to see it finished.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/30 13:00:22


Post by: 40kFSU


Nice work. You plan on using Death Korps as the crew? or should it be Krew......


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/09/30 15:03:07


Post by: Ustrello


M138 wrote:looking good so far. Can't wait to see it finished.


Hopefully by this weekend you will!

Elnibbus wrote:Looking good Ustrello


Thanks man

40kFSU wrote:Nice work. You plan on using Death Korps as the crew? or should it be Krew......


Possibly, for the moment no as I dont want to spend the money for just two models or so. But who knows maybe sometime in the future


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/04 05:40:42


Post by: Ustrello


Just finished my wyvern and onto the first of two chimeras tomorrow. Also should I leave the grates on the actual firing platform alone or rust it up like the secondary one.











Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/04 06:16:34


Post by: brushcommando


That's a good looking tank. I vote for rusting the firing platform up like the secondary one.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/04 16:54:14


Post by: Ustrello


 brushcommando wrote:
That's a good looking tank. I vote for rusting the firing platform up like the secondary one.


Thanks man I was afraid it would take a while to paint but I was able to finish up all details and metal bits in one day.


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So I decided to rust up the firing platform and I must say it does look a hundred times better.




Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/06 00:11:10


Post by: Ustrello


Just finished up my first chimera for my veteran squads.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/06 08:51:47


Post by: Elnibbus


Nice work Ustrello! As for the crew for the Wyvern, if you are planning on getting any Basilisks or field guns it may be worth buying the Heavy Artillery Crew set.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/06 10:00:41


Post by: Meph


Goof stuff, mate! All they need is an oil paint wash. Muhahahaa


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/06 10:10:20


Post by: Paradigm


Nice Chimera, very well weathered!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/06 16:22:27


Post by: 40kFSU


The rust looks great on the Wyvern. Matches the whole Death Korps fighting in the muck thing. One thing, if I may. The brass piping on the Wyvern is kinda bright. Would a wash be appropriate? Kinda dull it a little? Chimera looks great.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/06 16:40:18


Post by: Ustrello


Elnibbus wrote:Nice work Ustrello! As for the crew for the Wyvern, if you are planning on getting any Basilisks or field guns it may be worth buying the Heavy Artillery Crew set.


Thanks man, and it is defiantly on my top things to buy once I even out more financially.

Meph wrote:Goof stuff, mate! All they need is an oil paint wash. Muhahahaa


I tried washing a small section on a leman russ once after I put the camo on and didnt like the effect too much

Paradigm wrote:Nice Chimera, very well weathered!


Thanks, though the only thing weathered is the heavy bolter sheath, the tracks, and the comms system...actually that is a decent amount haha


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 40kFSU wrote:
The rust looks great on the Wyvern. Matches the whole Death Korps fighting in the muck thing. One thing, if I may. The brass piping on the Wyvern is kinda bright. Would a wash be appropriate? Kinda dull it a little? Chimera looks great.


That is what I was hoping to convey actually. But you are right I did hit it with Riekland fleshshade, I know it sounds weird but tim lison when he was running the bunker said to use that on coppers and frankly it works very well.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/08 02:30:53


Post by: psnmario


Definitely an awesome paint scheme on the titans and the tank.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/08 15:10:45


Post by: Ustrello


psnmario wrote:
Definitely an awesome paint scheme on the titans and the tank.


Thanks man. The scheme was actually a mistake at first but I realized it looked a lot better than what I had in mind


Also I finally put together my quartermaster counts as commissar that I got at gen con this year



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/08 15:37:43


Post by: Elnibbus


Ooooh, I have the same figure sat on my desk at the moment! He will either be a Tempestor Prime in a normal Astra Militarum list (thanks for the crappy copy-writing names GeeDub!) or the QM in either of the DK lists. Have you seen the Assault Brigade list by the way?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/08 15:53:57


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Ooooh, I have the same figure sat on my desk at the moment! He will either be a Tempestor Prime in a normal Astra Militarum list (thanks for the crappy copy-writing names GeeDub!) or the QM in either of the DK lists. Have you seen the Assault Brigade list by the way?


Just on 1d4chan, I remember seeing the actual pdf from forgeworld once but it seems like it isnt up anymore


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/08 16:27:22


Post by: Elnibbus


A friend of mine emailed FW about the validity of bothe the Siege and Assault lists and the reply was that while they are working on FAQs they are still valid.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/08 16:54:32


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
A friend of mine emailed FW about the validity of bothe the Siege and Assault lists and the reply was that while they are working on FAQs they are still valid.


Ah okay so thats why the pdf isnt up anymore


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/12 04:11:37


Post by: Ustrello


Small update

First up I fixed my first knight. Filled in some holes with more stirland, and changed the english to nordic runes. Also rusted up the barbed wire some more



Secondly I have my WIP shot of my quartermaster/commissar





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/12 23:27:07


Post by: Ustrello


Finished my Lord/Commissar. Sorry for the hand but the camera just wasn't showing any brightness even with two natural light lamps above it.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/13 01:05:36


Post by: brushcommando


Cool! Very nice work on the commissar and I love those skeletons coming out of the knight's base. Almost makes me wish I still played 40k.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/13 07:56:18


Post by: Elnibbus


Looking good Ustrello. One thing I forgot about for antennae on vox units- florists wire. I used it on the radio on my first tank and my first vox trooper.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/13 07:56:19


Post by: Paradigm


Awesome! Love that mini!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/13 15:40:43


Post by: Ustrello


brushcommando wrote:Cool! Very nice work on the commissar and I love those skeletons coming out of the knight's base. Almost makes me wish I still played 40k.


Yeah I wanted to go with that after reading "With the Old Breed". But 40k isn't for everyone and boltaction/flames of war is still super cool

Elnibbus wrote:Looking good Ustrello. One thing I forgot about for antennae on vox units- florists wire. I used it on the radio on my first tank and my first vox trooper.


Thanks for all the help on this einibbuss and everyone else I still have two more vox casters to make so hopefully these will turn out nice

Paradigm wrote:Awesome! Love that mini!


Thanks! Its probably one of my better ones.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/19 02:25:14


Post by: Ustrello


Quick update between mid terms. Haven't had much time to paint or build due to aforementioned mid terms but I finally got around to building my company command squad and I gotta say this was one of my worst cast FW models yet. Lots of pitting and what not, but nothing that couldnt be fixed with some time. Hopefully I will have these guys finished before armies on parade.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/19 03:25:01


Post by: 40kFSU


Mid terms. I remember that beat down. Good luck with those, in the meantime your Death Korps are rocking right along. I love that supreme commander model. He just looks like a boss.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/20 15:47:09


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
Mid terms. I remember that beat down. Good luck with those, in the meantime your Death Korps are rocking right along. I love that supreme commander model. He just looks like a boss.


Thanks man, I've been trying my best since I spent an arm and a leg on them . The company commander does have a certain air about him not wearing the trench coat and with the command pose.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/23 02:14:46


Post by: Ustrello


Update time. Got the trench coats and the armor all done along with the banner.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/25 19:25:19


Post by: Ustrello


Finished these guys up just in time for AOP, I don't believe I will win since I didn't have time to make a proper board but I am loving the way these guys are turning out









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/25 20:29:49


Post by: Paradigm


Badass Command Squad there!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/26 00:38:07


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Badass Command Squad there!


Thanks paradigm. I was afraid that it wouldn't come out too great with the brown belts holding the armor but it grew on me.


Also I entered my DKoK and knights into the armies on parade at my local gw. I didn't think I would place but I ended up getting second and barely lost to a beautiful nurgle space marine army





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/26 10:29:18


Post by: Paradigm


Congratulations on placing 2nd! Very nice army like that deserves to do well!

Did you get any shots of the other entries?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/26 10:46:52


Post by: ayoku


Congratz on second place!
Grtz
Mark


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/26 19:00:07


Post by: Ustrello


Paradigm wrote:Congratulations on placing 2nd! Very nice army like that deserves to do well!

Did you get any shots of the other entries?


Thanks man like I've said a before its a labor of love for me lol and yeah posting them now

ayoku wrote:Congratz on second place!
Grtz
Mark


Thanks man!


Now for the pictures, First place was a nurgle space marine army with some awesome heldrake and demon prince conversions. Third place was Night of the living guard, a zombie guard horde attacking a small bastion of inquisitors and stormtroopers











Night of the living guard











The fifth person packed up and left before pictures but the fourth army was done by a new person to the hobby and I think he did an awesome job for his first time



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/27 13:38:27


Post by: Littletower


Congrats on your placing, a great army indeed!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/10/27 16:17:04


Post by: Ustrello


 Littletower wrote:
Congrats on your placing, a great army indeed!


Thanks man!

Also I have some better pictures of my entries so here they are. All in all I had a great time at armies on parade and it was awesome seeing a lot of interesting, and well painted armies.













Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/03 22:36:08


Post by: Ustrello


Sorry for the lack of updates. Been super busy with midterms, but I stripped an old chimera and aegis I had and will be painting those soon.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/10 01:09:00


Post by: Ustrello


Hey all. Well midterms are over and I finally have had some time to paint. So I have about half of my aegis defense line all painted up. Next the chimera and the remaining squads. I also have a battlezone ruined sector and two frontline gaming mats coming in fairly soon so I will finally be able to finish my table at home.




Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/10 08:35:56


Post by: Elnibbus


Good work work Ustrello- I like how the Aegis matches the camo on your tanks.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/10 16:18:03


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Good work work Ustrello- I like how the Aegis matches the camo on your tanks.


Thanks man, I was afraid it wouldnt come off as well since it doesn't have the flat surfaces that vehicles have. Also I never would've thought it but the aegis is such a pain to paint and I have no idea why.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/10 17:59:44


Post by: Elnibbus


I'll take your word for it- the Aegis has never been something I've thought of fielding.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/10 20:42:47


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
I'll take your word for it- the Aegis has never been something I've thought of fielding.


For 50 points and getting a 4 up cover, I'd say give it a try sometime.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/11 13:42:52


Post by: 40kFSU


Dude, I like how you are using your camo scheme on the defense line. Dont see that very often.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/11 15:59:28


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
Dude, I like how you are using your camo scheme on the defense line. Dont see that very often.


Thanks! I don't know why people don't, the model lends itself well to camo schemes.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/11 16:16:23


Post by: Elnibbus


4+ Cover save for 50 points? Huh... Might have to invest at some point but first, MOAR METUL BAWKSIES for me!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/11 16:33:28


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
4+ Cover save for 50 points? Huh... Might have to invest at some point but first, MOAR METUL BAWKSIES for me!


if you give your vehicles camo netting its a 3 plus cover save then, if you wanna gun line that is. Plus 50 points for a twin linked skyfire quad gun and 35 for a skyfire las gun with like 90 inch range, dont hold me to that range but its fairly long distance.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/14 19:58:44


Post by: Ustrello


Update time. Finally free of pre thanksgiving break papers and test and my frontline mats finally came in! Only unwrapped the urban combat one to see what it looked like in person. Now I am just waiting on the mantic battlezone terrain to get in and I will finally have the table almost done.






Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/16 05:20:41


Post by: Ustrello


Well finally finished my aegis line. I will just include the last three sections as I have posted the rest in the past.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/16 11:51:09


Post by: Paradigm


Looks good! It matches the tanks nicely!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/16 16:32:44


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Looks good! It matches the tanks nicely!


Thank you very much! Was hoping it would turn out nicer than I expected in the end and it did.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/17 21:25:55


Post by: Ustrello


Decided to take a small break from the krieg and make some objective markers for 40k. Nothing special just some ideas that I had floating around in my head for a bit.





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/17 21:27:07


Post by: Paradigm


A pair of crossed skulls atop a pile of skulls! 40k approved!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/17 21:31:39


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
A pair of crossed skulls atop a pile of skulls! 40k approved!


In before skulls for the skull throne haha


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/17 21:37:32


Post by: Elnibbus


Skull objective marker is suitably GrimDark.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/17 21:47:55


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Skull objective marker is suitably GrimDark.


And its nice because it could double as a fantasy objective also.

But I was thinking, does the skull pile need more skulls or would it take away from it?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/17 21:57:42


Post by: Elnibbus


I'd err on the side of less is more.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/18 00:21:33


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
I'd err on the side of less is more.


Thats about what I figured, thanks for the advice!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/21 20:53:28


Post by: Ustrello


Been kinda slow around here with the holidays rolling around, that and my work space has been fairly cold so I've been setting up some heaters so nothing goes wrong with my paints. Otherwise here's another marker. I took a terminator banner drilled out the base and inserted a vampire counts skeleton spear shaft to make it a flag pole.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/24 02:25:48


Post by: Ustrello


Finished two objective markers and a WIP on a thrid

The first one is just a fuel drum



The second is a sword surrounded by a pile of eye glowing skulls. What sort of foul magic does it hold? and is it worth your soul to capture and wield?



The WIP is a death guard space marine torn asunder by a massive blast still clutching a grenade.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/24 14:43:26


Post by: Elnibbus


Fuel For The Fuel God!

Nice work dude


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/24 16:46:32


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Fuel For The Fuel God!

Nice work dude


I'm just here for the gasoline. But thanks man, it annoys me though that I went through and mold lined everything and there are still some mold lines or they weren't taken all the way off by the exacto knife


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/24 16:55:40


Post by: Paradigm


Good stuff! I like the glowy skulls!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/24 17:55:32


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Good stuff! I like the glowy skulls!


Thanks man! It is actually a skill I have honed with my VC and the hundreds of core troops that have glowing eyes haha

In other news I am writing a small biography if you will about my knight house and DKoK regiment, I am not the best writer but would anyone want to see it?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/27 01:46:05


Post by: Ustrello


Hey all, this is my first time writing fluff so bear with me if it seems dry. I tried to write it in the sense of a categorization article to give a sense of my knight house and DKoK regiment. As always criticism is welcome.

Iophus prime

Planet type: Knight feudal world

Segmentum Tempestus

Sector: Uthuna

Sub sector: Iophus

Iophus prime sits as the capital planet of the Iophus sub sector and the planet of the Imperial knight house, House Vasa. Iophus is a hospitable planet with great fjords and roaring seas, making it a perfect planet for fishing to feed the hungry sector. Its spanning forests make for perfect fuel and building materials, though legends say large predators roam the deep forests and prey on the unwary. Iophus prime’s biggest contribution to the imperium though is its knight house, House Vasa.

Moons of Iophus prime

Polia- Polia is home to a medium capacity forge which excels in the production of ammunition void ships and armored vehicles. It mass produces sword class frigates and dauntless class light cruisers for the Imperial navy based out of Bakka. The moon is also home to the dockyards for House Vasa’s massive transport ships and small armada. The forge world trades trained tech priests, and ammunition for the food stuffs and building materials produced by Iophus prime.

Eshoth- A moon made almost purely of adamantium, it is the site of hundreds of mines and tunnels to get at the valuable ore to feed Polia and her ship yards. House Vasa holds lordship over the moon and trades the material to Polia for new knight suits, and vehicles for their liaison imperial guard regiment.

House Vasa

House Vasa is an ancient house tracing their lineage all the way back to Terra; it is led by a hot tempered gregarious man by the name of Baron Gustavus. House Vasa while ancient is a relatively small house with only a small amount of knight suits to its name, but the house makes up for it with a large percentage of ancient revered suits like the lancer and acheron. House Vasa makes up for the lack of suits with raw talent and unrelenting martial prowess. The knights hone their skills in hand to hand duels between their fellow nobles where anything short of maiming or death is allowed. These duels, while seen as un-noble like, allow for a greater martial skill that a house as small as Vasa need to survive in the imperium. The nobles also test their skills by riding deep into the great forests of Iophus prime and seek out the great monsters that live within, a kill of a great beast brings great honor to a knight and possible deployment to warzones to fight for the pride of the house.

Due to the lineage and the skill of the house’s pilots the Munitorum has seen fit to assign a regiment from the death/war world of Krieg to the house to help in their exploits. This regiment is the 78th death korps of krieg regiment, a mechanized assault regiment. The 78th takes the house color of burgundy for their armor along with their blue grey trench coats. The 78th has a high number of veterans which take to the battle in chimeras armed with melta guns and carapace armor, knowing they will be protected by their comrades with their autocannons leman russ battle tanks, and their knightly allies.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/27 07:04:57


Post by: RBeijers


Wow it's looking really good. Keep up the good work.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/27 13:02:25


Post by: 40kFSU


Nice objective markers. I like your fluff too, good way to the your Krieg and Knights together.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/27 15:59:49


Post by: Ustrello


RBeijers wrote:Wow it's looking really good. Keep up the good work.


Thanks man!

40kFSU wrote:Nice objective markers. I like your fluff too, good way to the your Krieg and Knights together.


Thanks! It was my first time writing any so I had no idea if it would be good, I was hoping it would help explain why my krieg have the house colors of my knight house.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/27 20:27:33


Post by: swampyturtle


Gustavus Adolphus of House Vasa? That's a nice Swedish empire reference (as a historian I approve). Can't wait to see more!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/28 00:17:06


Post by: sir william the bold


Great work! I love the ADL you made, it looks sweet.

~Subbed


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/28 03:36:08


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Nice job, lots of mold lines still visible though


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/28 16:19:46


Post by: Ustrello


swampyturtle wrote:Gustavus Adolphus of House Vasa? That's a nice Swedish empire reference (as a historian I approve). Can't wait to see more!


I was wondering when someone would pick up on that . Honestly I wonder how different Europe would be if gustavus hadn't bit the bullet, quite literally, so early on.


sir william the bold wrote:Great work! I love the ADL you made, it looks sweet.

~Subbed


Thank you very much!

Jehan-reznor wrote:Nice job, lots of mold lines still visible though


Thanks! and yeah that was me being super tired and doing a terrible job mold lining. I thought I got them all but noticed some of them half way through painting and it was too late at that point to go back.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/28 18:14:40


Post by: swampyturtle


 Ustrello wrote:
swampyturtle wrote:Gustavus Adolphus of House Vasa? That's a nice Swedish empire reference (as a historian I approve). Can't wait to see more!


I was wondering when someone would pick up on that . Honestly I wonder how different Europe would be if gustavus hadn't bit the bullet, quite literally, so early on.


Having done a major research paper on him, i can tell you that his story fascinated me too. The Battle of Lützen on November 6th 1632 was a great loss for the Protestants in Europe. With Gustavus dead, literally everything changed again. A swedish metal band called Sabaton did a CD on him and his descendants from the 30 years war to the Great Northern War of 1700-1721. Its worth the listen.

Keep up the hard work, Im enjoying this P&M a lot.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/29 03:29:57


Post by: Ustrello


 swampyturtle wrote:
 Ustrello wrote:
swampyturtle wrote:Gustavus Adolphus of House Vasa? That's a nice Swedish empire reference (as a historian I approve). Can't wait to see more!


I was wondering when someone would pick up on that . Honestly I wonder how different Europe would be if gustavus hadn't bit the bullet, quite literally, so early on.


Having done a major research paper on him, i can tell you that his story fascinated me too. The Battle of Lützen on November 6th 1632 was a great loss for the Protestants in Europe. With Gustavus dead, literally everything changed again. A swedish metal band called Sabaton did a CD on him and his descendants from the 30 years war to the Great Northern War of 1700-1721. Its worth the listen.

Keep up the hard work, Im enjoying this P&M a lot.


Yeah he has been a historical figure that has always interested me. You might want to check out the ring of fire series, you'd really like it. It is also probably fitting that baron gustavus uses the lancer and dies in close combat or charges a lot


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/30 02:01:05


Post by: Ustrello


A bit blurry but a picture from my game today. But I got to play nids for the first time and man the wyvern is the best investment to fight against them



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/11/30 21:13:45


Post by: Ustrello


A somewhat busy sunday, finally got my mantic battlezone terrain and one of my MERCS armies, kemvar, so I spent the day building them. I really like the mantic terrain, but one thing I have a grip with is that the connectors don't want to go all the way in sometimes so it makes for an annoying build. Otherwise the terrain looks good and it is nice to not have terrain covered in skulls and other grimdark stuff







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/01 12:45:03


Post by: 40kFSU


You know, I've never read a history lesson in a PM thread. That terrain looks pretty cool, I feel you on the skulls. I was considering one of those realm of battle boards but fissures full of skulls doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Keep up the good work.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/01 16:32:44


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
You know, I've never read a history lesson in a PM thread. That terrain looks pretty cool, I feel you on the skulls. I was considering one of those realm of battle boards but fissures full of skulls doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Keep up the good work.


Yeah that was unexpected, Gustavus is an important historical figure but not very well known outside of a few fields. Yeah the giant pits of skulls turned me off of the realms of battle boards, plus the price tag . The imperial city sector is nicer but is a hellpit for cocked dice. So that is why I went with the frontline gaming mats and the mantic terrain, it saved me like 140 dollars and I get terrain as compared to just the realms for 300.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/03 20:13:56


Post by: Ustrello


A test scheme for my mercs USCR faction, made it about 6-8 months ago. But I am fairly happy with it and I thought I'd share since I will be painting more of these soon.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/06 03:28:55


Post by: Ustrello


As some of you may know I play warhammer fantasy with VC, and my group is doing a competition on who can paint the most units by the end of the month. Well I don't plan on winning that because I have hundreds of zombies to paint up, but I figured I would at least get one of my filler units done a zombie araknarok





Also what is everyones opinion on the color of the spiky bits growing out of the spider carapace?



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/06 08:40:41


Post by: Paradigm


Looks cool! The tones are nice and work well together. What will you be using it as?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/06 17:18:32


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Looks cool! The tones are nice and work well together. What will you be using it as?


Thanks! I was afraid the fangs would be too much, but when I looked at them again this morning I really liked them. But this will be used as a zombie filler model, about 35 zombies worth, because I run around 120-150 base zombies in my lists so I wanted to mix it up besides the terrible gw sculpts.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/08 01:10:51


Post by: Ustrello


So I finished my zombie arachnarok and another objective marker. As usual c and c is welcome.

Zombie arachnarok







And another objective marker, these have been surprisingly fun and I look forward to finishing the last three.





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/09 02:31:55


Post by: Ustrello


Okay last of the objective markers. Sorry for nothing super exciting lately guys and gals, but my cerastus archeron is on its way and that is going to be one of my most planned out models yet. Otherwise what should I build next the platoon DKoK squad or another infantry squad?







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/09 06:18:43


Post by: Frankenberry


Some seriously cool stuff here, you've given me ideas for some objective markers of my own.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/09 14:23:28


Post by: 40kFSU


Thats a cool spider. I could never get that model because spiders freak me out.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/09 18:09:32


Post by: Ustrello


Frankenberry wrote:Some seriously cool stuff here, you've given me ideas for some objective markers of my own.


Thank you very much! I am glad to have helped you get some ideas for your own. I feel that custom markers add a bit more character to the table and game.

40kFSU wrote:Thats a cool spider. I could never get that model because spiders freak me out.


I know it is a bit of a creepy model, though it does look less creepy when it has the goblins hanging all over it with their siege weapon platform.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/15 23:39:05


Post by: Ustrello


Sorry for the low uploads and updates, its finals week time so lots of studying. I did get some time in to make another DKoK squad, and I took everyone's suggestions and used a pin to make the voxcaster antenna. I also sanded it so the primer will hold when applied.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/16 11:00:10


Post by: Elnibbus


Nice vox trooper Ustrello, good shout on the pin. If I were to do mine all over again I'd use very fine brass wire and loop it up and back down the side of the unit like a whip aerial.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/16 17:21:29


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Nice vox trooper Ustrello, good shout on the pin. If I were to do mine all over again I'd use very fine brass wire and loop it up and back down the side of the unit like a whip aerial.


Thanks, and that is actually a good idea but I didn't have any brass wire on me otherwise I'd totally steal it


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/16 17:56:23


Post by: Paradigm


Yeah, that pin works! Good stuff.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/18 09:18:35


Post by: Meph


The pin is a great touch.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2014/12/21 16:16:32


Post by: Ustrello


 Meph wrote:
The pin is a great touch.


Thanks man, sorry I didn't see your comment until now.

Otherwise I got some more fluff written up for my DKoK regiment and Knight House. It is about their current conflict that they are both deployed in force to.

Ethilia-4
Planet type: Argi world with extensive orbital dockyards
Population: 12 billion
Segmentum Tempestus
Sector: Uthuna
Sub sector: Daturn
Current status: Open rebellion against the Imperium and forsaking the God Emperor
Belligerents: Traitor PDF and Death Guard space marines
Friendly forces: Loyal PDF, House Vasa, 78th mechanized Death Korps of Krieg, local Skitarii

Ethilia is a unique planet; with its rolling fields on its massive super continent its fields provide the grains and meat for the imperium. Ethilia owes this to a unique blend of nitrates in the soil and an agreeable environment. The location of the system also makes it the perfect location for orbital dry-docks to re fit and re arm the Imperium’s many fleets. But this also has attracted the wrong sort of attention. In 800 M41 rebellion broke forth, with the sudden appearance of a Death Guard fleet. Nearly 2/3rds of the PDF and the governor denounced the Imperium and the Emperor, with only Hive Aria Hive Pirn and Hive Solime keeping with the loyalists. The Imperial navy ships were able to beat back the chaos space marine fleet, but they could not leave the dry docks least the chaos fleet outmaneuver them and destroy the docks. Orbital bombardment and other actions of those ilk were deemed to hazardous to a planet as valuable as Ethilia. Ground forces were needed to take back at the planet from the traitors, the astropath messages went out and the first to respond were House Vasa and their seconded imperial guard regiment the 78th mechanized. House Vasa deployed in force with nearly a dozen knight suits and their allies. But this would not be a quick war, but one of muddy trenches and attrition.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/05 03:22:36


Post by: Ustrello


Hey all, hope you have had an good holiday season and end of the year. I finally got around to starting another platoon squad and have some WIP pics. Also wanted peoples opinions on the edge highlighting on the shoulder armor and the flamer shroud weathering.





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/05 14:03:55


Post by: Paradigm


Looks good to me. Quite understated, but I like that.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/05 14:21:26


Post by: Elnibbus


Looking good Ustrello, nice clean lines on the edge highlights.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/05 15:02:57


Post by: Stormwall


Nice clean and simple, love the highlights and the overall blue you've applied.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/05 15:18:51


Post by: 40kFSU


Weatheing and edge highlighting both worked out pretty well in my opinion.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/05 22:50:24


Post by: Ustrello




Paradigm wrote:Looks good to me. Quite understated, but I like that.


Thanks! I was trying to go with a metal worn from flames so I used a purple wash towards the front and worked in nuln oil

Elnibbus wrote:Looking good Ustrello, nice clean lines on the edge highlights.


Thanks! I was worried the red would be too bright, but looking at it again today it looks better.

Stormwall wrote:Nice clean and simple, love the highlights and the overall blue you've applied.


Thanks man. The grey blues are probably my favorite to paint.

40kFSU wrote:Weatheing and edge highlighting both worked out pretty well in my opinion.


Thanks! You getting back to painting yet?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/06 16:28:55


Post by: 40kFSU


Yeah, I started some Space Wolves. Have a Blood Claw squad, small Grey Hunter Squad, and working a Dreadnought. Ill probably post a thread soon.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/07 01:04:21


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
Yeah, I started some Space Wolves. Have a Blood Claw squad, small Grey Hunter Squad, and working a Dreadnought. Ill probably post a thread soon.


Good to hear, I am excited to see how they turn out.


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Just finished the first five guardsmen including flamer, sergeant, and vox operator.





Give them the cold steel boys!





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/07 02:03:00


Post by: ae1989


Looking good. I'm so tempted to buy a squad of every type of Guardsman. I may have to get a squad of these guys next.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/07 10:02:30


Post by: Littletower


Looks very good, I really like the blue coats. Maybe - and just maybe, it's fine as is - some chipping on the chainsword?

The soot on the flamer came out great as well!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/07 14:07:46


Post by: Awcalaj


I gotta say the paint scheme is really nice. I also like the barbed wire bases.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/07 23:13:59


Post by: Ustrello


ae1989 wrote:Looking good. I'm so tempted to buy a squad of every type of Guardsman. I may have to get a squad of these guys next.


Thanks man! I would get the elysians sooner than later as I heard they may discontinue them.

Littletower wrote:Looks very good, I really like the blue coats. Maybe - and just maybe, it's fine as is - some chipping on the chainsword?

The soot on the flamer came out great as well!


Thanks! But that sounds very interesting, I may try that.

Awcalaj wrote:I gotta say the paint scheme is really nice. I also like the barbed wire bases.


Yeah the barbed wire is from army painter and is like 8 dollars for large amount.

Paradigm wrote:Very nice work there.


Thanks para!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/12 00:07:11


Post by: Ustrello


Nothing super exciting this weekend. Sat around watched some football and started the last five guardsmen. I also got my Knight Acheron in yesterday, and looking through the pieces it all looks solid and no major bends.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/15 22:45:31


Post by: Ustrello


Been a slow painting week with school starting, but I should have the last five DKoK guardsmen done by saturday. I also got the rest of the parts needed for a custom banner for my Knight Acheron. Tell me what you all think



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/15 22:52:11


Post by: Elnibbus


Oooooh this should look good!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/16 14:53:03


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Oooooh this should look good!


I am hoping so! I've had the idea rattling around in my head for a month or so now, but I've been hesitant to try it since I've never tried anything like it so far. But it turned out well imo.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/17 14:39:32


Post by: Ustrello


Well I finished another DKoK squad, next I plan on getting the acheron together and finishing that up.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/18 21:39:35


Post by: Ustrello


Happy sunday, and happy championship day to all my fellow football fans!

Finally got around to washing my knight last knight and I will be assembling it mostly today, I will be working on this mainly for a while so I may have less updates than usualy



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/20 17:39:45


Post by: Ustrello


Not a whole lot done since sunday, finished up the rhino sans the tracks. Going to then cut it down for the base for the knight, so hopefully I will have the thing built by this weekend.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/25 21:32:53


Post by: Ustrello


Finally got around to building the base for the acheron, originally the sharpie marker line was going to be the first cut but I ended up under shooting it. But I liked it after I dry fitted the rhino to the base so I decided to keep it. I then added some death guard brass etchings I had laying around, the are the main antagonists of my knight house, and used my drill to make the bullet holes and green stuff to close any gaps for the base.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/25 21:48:48


Post by: Stormwall


Oh this is going to be fantastic.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/26 14:11:35


Post by: Ustrello


 Stormwall wrote:
Oh this is going to be fantastic.


Thanks! I really hope it turns out well.

Otherwise I finished making the knight last knight so here is the pose it will take on the base and the custom banner attached to the arm. The pose looks a little off because I had to slide it back so it could stand up on its own without falling over.





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/26 23:56:22


Post by: Brother Chaplain Kage


That banner looks awfully close to a gigantic flame thrower.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/27 02:11:54


Post by: Ustrello


 Brother Chaplain Kage wrote:
That banner looks awfully close to a gigantic flame thrower.


Something something grimdark(tm) something something...I have no idea where I am going with this lol. But in all seriousness, it does seem a bit close but I thought setting it this far back and down it would be far enough away from any blow back or made of fire retardant material to withstand the heat.


Otherwise I was messing around and painted skin tone/ a face for the first time. Any suggestions or constructive criticism?



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/27 14:10:10


Post by: Paradigm


Blimey, if that's your first try at faces then you are off to a stunning start!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/27 20:14:58


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Blimey, if that's your first try at faces then you are off to a stunning start!


Thanks para! I went with the gw scheme bugman reikland shade, cadian, highlight with kislev. But I did another wash of reikland after the cadian and idk if it came out too red.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/27 20:31:19


Post by: ae1989


 Ustrello wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
Blimey, if that's your first try at faces then you are off to a stunning start!


Thanks para! I went with the gw scheme bugman reikland shade, cadian, highlight with kislev. But I did another wash of reikland after the cadian and idk if it came out too red.


As someone who's been working on 50 Guardsmen, I hate painting faces. Looking good though


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/27 20:51:08


Post by: Ustrello


 ae1989 wrote:
 Ustrello wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
Blimey, if that's your first try at faces then you are off to a stunning start!


Thanks para! I went with the gw scheme bugman reikland shade, cadian, highlight with kislev. But I did another wash of reikland after the cadian and idk if it came out too red.


As someone who's been working on 50 Guardsmen, I hate painting faces. Looking good though


yeah I've shied away from faces as much as possible, helmeted marines krieg etc. But now I am doing a side project and the HQ model only has a non helmet head so my hand is being forced, so I want to try on heads I don't care about before I work on that one


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/27 23:09:19


Post by: ae1989


My next army will definitely not have any faces. Helmets only. Although I've always liked Orks, and their faces aren't exactly the same as human faces. They seem a lot easier to paint


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/27 23:39:42


Post by: Ustrello


 ae1989 wrote:
My next army will definitely not have any faces. Helmets only. Although I've always liked Orks, and their faces aren't exactly the same as human faces. They seem a lot easier to paint


Yeah I think they would be much easier to paint that skin tone humans.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/28 00:27:45


Post by: Xilvi


i love your work on the DKoK and the fellow Knights, keep it up man and i look forward to seeing more!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/28 03:40:51


Post by: Ustrello


Xilvi wrote:
i love your work on the DKoK and the fellow Knights, keep it up man and i look forward to seeing more!


Thank you very much! I actually will be taking a break from knights after this current one and working on a horus heresy side project.


In other news I primed and washed the rhino, but only to find out I ran out of white scar to highlight with. So hopefully I will be getting some more by thursday so I can finish it by this weekend then work on the knight.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/28 05:45:57


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Like what is going on in this blog!

Spoiler:

Why is the symbol straight? shouldn't it follow the tank lines?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/28 14:40:51


Post by: Ustrello


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
Like what is going on in this blog!

Spoiler:

Why is the symbol straight? shouldn't it follow the tank lines?


Thanks! and that was actually a hobbying mistake. It was going on at the right angle when my finger got stuck to the model, when I went to move my finger it slide into that position and was already hardened by the time I went to fix it lol.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/28 18:35:51


Post by: 40kFSU


Nice Knight. You are going all the way on the base, very impressive.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/28 19:16:30


Post by: Elnibbus


Ooooooo I say! This is looking great Ustrello


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/01/29 03:52:21


Post by: Ustrello


40kFSU wrote:Nice Knight. You are going all the way on the base, very impressive.


Thank you FSU! I honestly was a bit worried that it wouldn't turn out, but it has so far.

Elnibbus wrote:Ooooooo I say! This is looking great Ustrello


Thanks man! I plan on taking some of your weathering techniques and using them on the rhino



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/01 01:04:39


Post by: Ustrello


Finished the rhino for the base of my knight, overall I am pretty happy especially since this is my first time weathering.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/13 04:55:09


Post by: Ustrello


So I ended up picking up this guy on the necron release day as a nice overlord for my upcoming necron army and I gotta say I absolutely love it



Also got a tiny bit of work done on one of the acheron arms



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/15 05:04:24


Post by: Ustrello


Happy Sunday everyone. I have completed the chainfist and the fuel line for the acheron and have about half finished the hellstorm flamer. My guess is that this will be done by the end of next weekend.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/15 22:04:48


Post by: Paradigm


The Knight is coming along nicely! That Lord is cool too, what kind of scheme are you going for?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/16 04:30:36


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
The Knight is coming along nicely! That Lord is cool too, what kind of scheme are you going for?


Thanks! I think I will paint the necrons in the normal scheme style, but with oxidized brass for accents


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/16 15:29:55


Post by: GawdamSumbish


looking good, man! i don't play DKoK, but yours look pretty awesome. like that they aren't black, grey, and tan...little pop of color is nice.

your work station looks remarkably organized...i wish i could be that organized!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/16 21:15:24


Post by: 40kFSU


Dude you are like a surgeon with Knights. It's gonna look great. What colors are you thinking for your necrons?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/16 23:20:36


Post by: Ustrello


GawdamSumbish wrote:looking good, man! i don't play DKoK, but yours look pretty awesome. like that they aren't black, grey, and tan...little pop of color is nice.

your work station looks remarkably organized...i wish i could be that organized!


Yeah I really like the dark blues and felt they would look super cool on krieg models. But thanks, the table is just a shelving unit on a porcelain top table, so I place my models to be worked on up there and the paints in little school supply containers I bought from target.

40kFSU wrote:Dude you are like a surgeon with Knights. It's gonna look great. What colors are you thinking for your necrons?


Thanks FSU! I am really excited to finally put it all together soon. But for necrons I am thinking the classic scheme with brass accents and oxidizing them every once and a while.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/21 07:35:28


Post by: Ustrello


So I finished up the hellstorm flamer and the shoulder pads tonight. I also wrote up a bit of fluff on the knight pilot, and I plan on doing a few small stories about her so this is more of an overview of her life as is.

Knight Pilot: Blenda Vasa
Experience: Twenty deployments
Current knight suit: Acheron

Blenda Vasa is the grandniece of Baron Gustavus born on Iophus prime 700 M41. She is a spindly woman with hawkish features, long brown hair and dark blue eyes that flash with anger when upset. When she was born, it was thought she would be a diplomat for the house to further its interests. But she soon showed ferocious appetite for war in the dueling rings. Blenda honed her skills over the course of fifteen deployments in which she used the errant knight suits to great effect racking up hundreds of kills. She recently has been piloting House Vasa’s Acheron knight suit, but not without a cost. The Acheron is an ancient suit and with that comes a machine spirit that is quite powerful, and devious. Soon the machine spirit began to take its toll on Blenda and asserted its personality onto her. Blenda now refers to herself as Fafnir, and it seems that she is now just a vessel herself for the machine spirit to spread its hatred for the enemies of the Imperium.






Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/21 22:15:27


Post by: Elnibbus


Awesome stuff dude- looking forward to seeing this beast done!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/02/22 05:59:31


Post by: Ustrello


 Elnibbus wrote:
Awesome stuff dude- looking forward to seeing this beast done!


Thanks, I am excited to see how it turns out in the end also

Not a whole lot done today, went to my local gw and picked up the last vehicles to run my DKoK assault/Knight list, so I only got the head and the beginning of the torso done.4





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 6015/02/01 00:14:54


Post by: Ustrello


Happy sunday everyone! I was able to finish the torso for the acheron and glued the head in, made the mistake of gluing on the shoulder pads before the weapons on the lancer so that'll wait. I am trying to go for a very weather worn look on this knight like the suit has been out in the field for a long time without refit.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/01 01:31:12


Post by: Ustrello


Has a 1850 point game today against a friends dark angels list that has beaten me black and blue the past two times. I got my revenge with a solid 8-4 thumping. Here are a few pictures from the game, you may see something new lurking on the battlefield also.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/01 11:21:16


Post by: Paradigm


Looks like fun! It's funny how the Acheron makes the normal Knights look tiny!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/02 00:31:10


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Looks like fun! It's funny how the Acheron makes the normal Knights look tiny!


It was a good game, and I got my revenge on the dark angels . But yeah the forgeworld knights make the GW ones look stumpy by comparision.

Also here are some better pictures of my acheron. After this I have a shift of pace in my new project and am looking forward to it.













Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/02 00:32:56


Post by: Paradigm


Awesome, the armour in particular is amazing!

Out of interest, how does the Acheron play?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/02 01:04:29


Post by: Stormwall


Same! Also, if you just want one knight, would it be better to get a Paladin or an Acheron?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/02 14:47:54


Post by: Ustrello


Paradigm wrote:Awesome, the armour in particular is amazing!

Out of interest, how does the Acheron play?


Stormwall wrote:Same! Also, if you just want one knight, would it be better to get a Paladin or an Acheron?


Thanks guys for the compliments! But the acheron plays pretty well, its twin linked heavy bolter allows for two potential charge choices and the flamer is str 7 ap 3 ordnance which is super helpful. Also to which one I'd rather have that actually comes down to how many knights you already own and if you are running them as a lord of war or in a knight codex army, because with the forgeworld ones you cannot take more cerastus knights than normal knights. So for a knight army you need at least one other normal knight to get the forgeworld one.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/06 00:51:48


Post by: Ustrello


I got some new toys in the mail for my new project, I will begin to assemble them tomorrow and hopefully prime soon since it is slotted to be over 50 F the next week. For now I will leave it a mystery as to what they will be.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/06 16:50:28


Post by: 40kFSU


Acheron looks fantastic. Still love the way your armor looks. Are you about to take a 30k plunge?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/06 16:56:27


Post by: Paradigm


Certainly looks 30k, I see Tacticals and the Praetor set. As for the Legion, I'm pretty sure you've mentioned a penchant for Raven Guard in the past, but going by the Death Guard scheme on your Acheron's base, I'm going to make them my guess.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/06 17:39:30


Post by: Ustrello


40kFSU wrote:Acheron looks fantastic. Still love the way your armor looks. Are you about to take a 30k plunge?


Thanks man! I can honestly say it was my favorite mistake discovering how to do that armor style. But yes I kinda am, though it will be a small force that sometimes doubles as a 40k space marine detachment

Paradigm wrote:Certainly looks 30k, I see Tacticals and the Praetor set. As for the Legion, I'm pretty sure you've mentioned a penchant for Raven Guard in the past, but going by the Death Guard scheme on your Acheron's base, I'm going to make them my guess.


You are heading in the right direction but that is all I am going to say for now


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/07 19:03:18


Post by: leffegnu


I just got my DKoK army from FW delivered this week and have been reading this thread with great pleasure today =)

I have got a thousands of ideas now
Very cool color selection I must say, thumbs up Ustrello


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/07 21:04:04


Post by: Ustrello


leffegnu wrote:
I just got my DKoK army from FW delivered this week and have been reading this thread with great pleasure today =)

I have got a thousands of ideas now
Very cool color selection I must say, thumbs up Ustrello


Glad I could help man! You should start a p and m blog to show them off!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/09 01:10:56


Post by: Ustrello


Fairly un eventful weekend, wasn't quite warm enough to prime. But I did get the marines bodies built and pinned to their new bases, so hopefully I will have them primed by tuesday.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/09 12:12:25


Post by: leffegnu


 Ustrello wrote:
leffegnu wrote:
I just got my DKoK army from FW delivered this week and have been reading this thread with great pleasure today =)

I have got a thousands of ideas now
Very cool color selection I must say, thumbs up Ustrello


Glad I could help man! You should start a p and m blog to show them off!


Sure will do =)

"Just" need to be done with all the assembling and green stuff so I can start get some paint on

Are we looking for a new SM army here perhaps? :>


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/09 16:42:24


Post by: Ustrello


leffegnu wrote:
 Ustrello wrote:
leffegnu wrote:
I just got my DKoK army from FW delivered this week and have been reading this thread with great pleasure today =)

I have got a thousands of ideas now
Very cool color selection I must say, thumbs up Ustrello


Glad I could help man! You should start a p and m blog to show them off!


Sure will do =)

"Just" need to be done with all the assembling and green stuff so I can start get some paint on

Are we looking for a new SM army here perhaps? :>


Very nice. But a small 30k/ sometimes 40k army in the making.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/09 18:41:01


Post by: 40kFSU


Nice. If I ever take the plunge and do a FW heresy marine army it will be off a 40k codex.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/10 01:35:41


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
Nice. If I ever take the plunge and do a FW heresy marine army it will be off a 40k codex.


yeah it allows for some versatility. I personally was going to order some cataphractii terminators, but the rumors about plastic HH that gw will be selling have got me pausing.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/12 23:42:04


Post by: Ustrello


"We are the voice and the clarion call; We are tyrant's ruin and rival's fall."
—Battle Mantra of the Dusk Raiders


So for my new project I will be creating probably one of my favorite space marine legions, before Mortarion made the legion all angsty, I personally love their color scheme in its simplicity but also for its meaning behind the crimsion arm. This was my first mini to test the color scheme and I gotta say I am very happy with the results. As per usual I am going for a more battle worn look on my marines which I think I achieved.











Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/14 12:05:52


Post by: Paradigm


The pics are a bit dark, but what I can see looks great, especially the weathering.

Death Guard are one of the Legions I'm less aquainted with, is this the scheme they had before Mortarion was reunited with them? Or is this scheme just for a specific section of the Legion?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/14 14:52:49


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
The pics are a bit dark, but what I can see looks great, especially the weathering.

Death Guard are one of the Legions I'm less aquainted with, is this the scheme they had before Mortarion was reunited with them? Or is this scheme just for a specific section of the Legion?


Yeah even with the white box they turned out day =/. But yes this is pre mortarion death guard color scheme.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/18 13:02:53


Post by: 40kFSU


Dusk Raiders, nice choice. Pre-pre-Heresy.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/18 21:37:00


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
Dusk Raiders, nice choice. Pre-pre-Heresy.


Thanks man! pre primarch legions are sometimes cooler than the post primarch legions tbh.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/18 21:39:13


Post by: Stormwall


Oh man, I read the fluff. I kinda fell in love with them.

I now know what my Epic 40k army is to be.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/18 23:47:56


Post by: Ustrello


 Stormwall wrote:
Oh man, I read the fluff. I kinda fell in love with them.

I now know what my Epic 40k army is to be.


I would like to see that! I have always liked epic but a dusk raiders epic army would be so cool.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/19 05:04:35


Post by: Stormwall


Well, it's not like my army is big haha, it's only three Land raiders for now! (I picked up five originally for 15$.) I was really unsure when you first posted that but, the name seemed familiar so I googled it.

With the wonky light the black/grey slate almost looked green on the last picture. I can tell from the first picture that it was a really well done miniature though. The chipping/weathering is ace.

Spoiler:




I mean, how could you not love that or their warcry? Thanks for bringing more awareness to them, wouldn't have learned about them without this blog. You better update soon!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/19 14:50:14


Post by: Ustrello


 Stormwall wrote:
Well, it's not like my army is big haha, it's only three Land raiders for now! (I picked up five originally for 15$.) I was really unsure when you first posted that but, the name seemed familiar so I googled it.

With the wonky light the black/grey slate almost looked green on the last picture. I can tell from the first picture that it was a really well done miniature though. The chipping/weathering is ace.

Spoiler:




I mean, how could you not love that or their warcry? Thanks for bringing more awareness to them, wouldn't have learned about them without this blog. You better update soon!


Yeah it does look a little green in the picture and that is weird . But I really like the way GMM did his dusk raiders, though I felt like the storm grey would infer being dark so they could blend in at dusk so I went with a darker grey color. I am glad though I brought awareness to them for you and hopefully after adepticon I will be back to painting.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/30 03:02:16


Post by: Ustrello


So spring break is finally here so I have some more time to get some painting in since the weather is still terrible. I finished the praetorian's base and his head, I am afraid to paint eyes after a few failed experiments. I also base coated and washed three more marines, the last ones I have primed the other five are waiting on better priming weather.











Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/30 06:10:48


Post by: Stormwall


Excited, keep it up!

Also, the base turned out swell and the head is better than what I can do.

Hey! I think it's happened before but, gratz on front page.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/30 15:30:08


Post by: Ustrello


 Stormwall wrote:
Excited, keep it up!

Also, the base turned out swell and the head is better than what I can do.

Hey! I think it's happened before but, gratz on front page.


Thanks man! It was my first time trying to paint old brick but I think it worked out well. What is the front page though?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/30 17:22:40


Post by: Stormwall


There is a blog roll on Dakka's home page with three or four blogs displayed at any time.

That is what I meant by it.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/30 17:31:30


Post by: 40kFSU


Keep those Dusk Raiders coming! Looks like you are making some hard core bases too.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/03/31 02:22:42


Post by: Ustrello


Stormwall wrote:There is a blog roll on Dakka's home page with three or four blogs displayed at any time.

That is what I meant by it.


Oh nice! Well I am glad to have been on it!

40kFSU wrote:Keep those Dusk Raiders coming! Looks like you are making some hard core bases too.


I will do sir! I am really liking this project, haven't felt this motivated in a while. But yeah I love the bases they are done by a company called dragon forge design, you should check them out as they are fairly cheap and have lots of great options.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 6015/07/09 22:38:28


Post by: Ustrello


Small update, I put the layer coat down on the dusk raiders and my thudd gun crew came in and I posed them for their hydra. They are just balancing on right now, I will glue them on after everything is painted.





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/02 17:14:06


Post by: Ustrello


Hey all I got a new lightbox, well I actually bought one instead of using printer paper, and I re took my dusk raider pictures. I have noticed a distinct difference in picture quality but was wondering what everyone's opinion on the pictures was? Better, about the same? Worse ?









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/02 17:24:04


Post by: Paradigm


That pic is much better! Some General tips on photography, if you're interested;

If your camera has a setting called ISO, turn it to minimum, this will make the colours sharper and reduce blurring/glare on bright days.

With the setup you have there, up the exposure time; this lets much more light in, and therefore give a more accurate representation of the colours. This is the best thing to do when using a white background, I've found.

If you are holding the camera close, try instead moving away and zooming in, this will reduce the chance you or the camera cast a shadow.

You may already be doing some of that, but it might help if not.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/02 22:20:29


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
That pic is much better! Some General tips on photography, if you're interested;

If your camera has a setting called ISO, turn it to minimum, this will make the colours sharper and reduce blurring/glare on bright days.

With the setup you have there, up the exposure time; this lets much more light in, and therefore give a more accurate representation of the colours. This is the best thing to do when using a white background, I've found.

If you are holding the camera close, try instead moving away and zooming in, this will reduce the chance you or the camera cast a shadow.

You may already be doing some of that, but it might help if not.


Thanks for the advice man, I was able to lower to ISO to a minimum and set exposure to maximum on my s3 and I think the pictures came out better, but do you think I should lower the exposure a tad, like instead of 2.0+ maybe 1.75+?

Here are some of the pictures I re took













Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/02 22:27:10


Post by: Paradigm


Woah, loads better! I'd just say try it at +1.75 or even 1.5, and don't be afraid to vary it depending on the results each time. Presumably it's not a massively difficult process to change it on your camera, so it is worth taking the time to play around and find the best setup!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/02 22:57:52


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Woah, loads better! I'd just say try it at +1.75 or even 1.5, and don't be afraid to vary it depending on the results each time. Presumably it's not a massively difficult process to change it on your camera, so it is worth taking the time to play around and find the best setup!


Yeah it is a phone camera, albeit a galaxy one, so it is easy to make changes on the fly.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/06 03:55:33


Post by: Ustrello


Hopefully everyone had a good easter weekend, I didn't get a whole lot of painting done due to a 8 hour warhammer fantasy game on saturday and family stuff on sunday. But I did get some paint on my Dusk Raiders praetor aka Praetor Hengist. I'll hopefully have him close to done or done by next week.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/07 15:39:19


Post by: Ustrello


I was able to get the three tactical marines almost finished minus the bases, the guy on the far lefts arm would not reach up to the bolter and none of the other arms would either. Honestly I should of blue tacked the arms in to get the poses but I didn't. So I found an auspex in my bitz box and will be placing that in his hand instead.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/07 15:47:32


Post by: Paradigm


Looking good, especially the Praetor!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/07 17:21:23


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Paradigm wrote:
Looking good, especially the Praetor!


I have nothing more constructive to add. Additional "looking good, excellent work, keep it up" comment, Ustrello.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/07 23:10:52


Post by: Ustrello


Paradigm wrote:Looking good, especially the Praetor!


Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
 Paradigm wrote:
Looking good, especially the Praetor!


I have nothing more constructive to add. Additional "looking good, excellent work, keep it up" comment, Ustrello.



Thanks Para and Warboss!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/09 22:42:04


Post by: Ustrello


So I finished the three marines and got some more work on praetor hengist done. It was my first time painting leather so tell me what you all think!











Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/12 02:47:31


Post by: Ustrello


Today was a fairly productive day, went down to the local store and played a few games and almost finished up my praetor. What does everyone think of the leather? It is my first time trying it and am looking for some tips and pointers.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/12 02:50:23


Post by: Stormwall


The leather is good looking. Perhaps a highlight on the studs and edges?



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/12 15:48:24


Post by: Ustrello


 Stormwall wrote:
The leather is good looking. Perhaps a highlight on the studs and edges?



Yeah the studs are next I am just afraid of running over them and having the repaint the leather, I probably should of done the studs first then the actual leather but I didn't.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/13 13:38:48


Post by: Ustrello


So I finally finished my praetor for my dusk raiders, it was a lot of firsts for me specifically skin tones, and leather but I am very happy with the way it came out.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/13 13:52:10


Post by: ckig


Looks great! Think you nailed the skintones. The weathering and blood looks great too.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/13 14:04:35


Post by: Paradigm


Looks ace to me! Great colour choices, great painting!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/13 22:07:54


Post by: Ustrello


ckig wrote:Looks great! Think you nailed the skintones. The weathering and blood looks great too.


Thanks man! The skin tone was much easier to learn than I thought so I will be using it a lot more in the future.

Paradigm wrote:Looks ace to me! Great colour choices, great painting!


Thanks para!

My forgeworld order of ten cataphratchii terminators and rhino should be coming in soon so I will have the rest of the army done before june hopefully.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/21 03:21:57


Post by: Ustrello


Been pretty busy this past week, but after talking to a friend who's painting skills I greatly respect I made a few more tweaks to the praetor and am finally calling it finished.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/21 09:41:00


Post by: Paradigm


He's excellent! From the base to the face, I reckon he's the best mini in this blog so far!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/21 16:12:08


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
He's excellent! From the base to the face, I reckon he's the best mini in this blog so far!


I think it is my best painted yet also, but then again I say that about every new model . But thank you for the kind words!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/27 01:57:41


Post by: Ustrello


So I got my adepticon order a few days ago and I finally got around to putting the terminators and rhino together, still waiting on the bases from dragonforge. I still have five terminators to left to go.





I also have put together some dumpsters for my urban terrain table and made a test base for my upcoming necrons. Tell me what you all think of the base, I am trying to go for a sorta mars feel to it.





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/27 02:41:50


Post by: 40kFSU


Man, been a while since I commented. I don't know where to start. I'm glad you are sticking with the DKoK, nothing quite matches up with them aestheticly. The Dusk Raiders look great too. I particularly like the chainsaw bayonets. Very grim darkish.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/27 04:50:06


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I really dig those dumpsters.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/27 05:40:58


Post by: Stormwall


Those marines have a sweet ride. Those dumpsters are epic by the way.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/27 10:49:20


Post by: Paradigm


Ah, Cataphractii. Without a doubt the best Terminator armour in 40k. This should be awesome!

Love the base, very nice without being distracting!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/04/27 16:41:27


Post by: Ustrello


40kFSU wrote:Man, been a while since I commented. I don't know where to start. I'm glad you are sticking with the DKoK, nothing quite matches up with them aestheticly. The Dusk Raiders look great too. I particularly like the chainsaw bayonets. Very grim darkish.


I love the chainsaw bayonets ever since they used them in gears of war. But I will be switching back to krieg once I finish up these marines, told myself I can't start the krieg until I finish them first.

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:I really dig those dumpsters.


I do too, I got them from

Stormwall wrote:Those marines have a sweet ride. Those dumpsters are epic by the way.


Thanks man! I love this style of rhino, especially the side doors

Paradigm wrote:Ah, Cataphractii. Without a doubt the best Terminator armour in 40k. This should be awesome!

Love the base, very nice without being distracting!


Honestly they are the best looking terminators, and their armor actually protects their necks! I am glad the base looks good to others, I was a bit worried it would be too little.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/05 23:49:26


Post by: Ustrello


Been a slow week for me painting wise with finals coming up, but once those are over I should be cranking out more figs. In the meantime I have finished the sergeant for my tactical squad.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/05 23:54:43


Post by: Paradigm


Looks great to me!

Good luck with the exams!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/05 23:55:43


Post by: Stormwall


Good luck on exams!

Looks good so far!

Edit: May I ask why you chip heavily? Sometimes I feel like it detracts, however it does make your marines look properly vetted up. (Don't take this wrong, I can't paint at all really.)


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/07 02:42:03


Post by: Ustrello


Paradigm wrote:Looks great to me!

Good luck with the exams!


Thanks para! It seems like the finals will be on the easier side, but still you gotta study on the off chance they aren't.

Stormwall wrote:Good luck on exams!

Looks good so far!

Edit: May I ask why you chip heavily? Sometimes I feel like it detracts, however it does make your marines look properly vetted up. (Don't take this wrong, I can't paint at all really.)


I think you are a decent painter man no worries. But I felt like with this urban theme I am going with they would be running around scraping up against buildings and other debris chipping their armor. Also lots of imperial compliance were pretty once sided, so I felt like they could scratch the paint on them but not actually hurt the armor. Really its just playing to the narrative in my head.

But what is everyone's opinion on the chipping? Too much maybe?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/07 05:00:22


Post by: Stormwall


 Ustrello wrote:
Paradigm wrote:Looks great to me!

Good luck with the exams!


Thanks para! It seems like the finals will be on the easier side, but still you gotta study on the off chance they aren't.

Stormwall wrote:Good luck on exams!

Looks good so far!

Edit: May I ask why you chip heavily? Sometimes I feel like it detracts, however it does make your marines look properly vetted up. (Don't take this wrong, I can't paint at all really.)


I think you are a decent painter man no worries. But I felt like with this urban theme I am going with they would be running around scraping up against buildings and other debris chipping their armor. Also lots of imperial compliance were pretty once sided, so I felt like they could scratch the paint on them but not actually hurt the armor. Really its just playing to the narrative in my head.

But what is everyone's opinion on the chipping? Too much maybe?


Hm. I didn't think of it that way. It just doesn't suit my fancy but, then again I like absolutely clean, or clean and slightly chipped, or knees deep in mud astartes.

I think the others should weigh in. Your miniatures are stellar, that is really my only nit pick.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/07 11:44:23


Post by: Paradigm


Your chipping is done well, so while o wouldn't go quite that far on every model, on the odd one it certainly works. I mean, if some rebel or insurgent lobs a frag grenade right in front of him, or he takes a hit from a low-tech missile, then it would quite possibly have that effect of basically stripping all the paint from his armour without actually doing any damage to him.

Narrative: forged!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/08 01:49:53


Post by: Ustrello


Stormwall wrote:
 Ustrello wrote:
Paradigm wrote:Looks great to me!

Good luck with the exams!


Thanks para! It seems like the finals will be on the easier side, but still you gotta study on the off chance they aren't.

Stormwall wrote:Good luck on exams!

Looks good so far!

Edit: May I ask why you chip heavily? Sometimes I feel like it detracts, however it does make your marines look properly vetted up. (Don't take this wrong, I can't paint at all really.)


I think you are a decent painter man no worries. But I felt like with this urban theme I am going with they would be running around scraping up against buildings and other debris chipping their armor. Also lots of imperial compliance were pretty once sided, so I felt like they could scratch the paint on them but not actually hurt the armor. Really its just playing to the narrative in my head.

But what is everyone's opinion on the chipping? Too much maybe?


Hm. I didn't think of it that way. It just doesn't suit my fancy but, then again I like absolutely clean, or clean and slightly chipped, or knees deep in mud astartes.

I think the others should weigh in. Your miniatures are stellar, that is really my only nit pick.


Paradigm wrote:Your chipping is done well, so while o wouldn't go quite that far on every model, on the odd one it certainly works. I mean, if some rebel or insurgent lobs a frag grenade right in front of him, or he takes a hit from a low-tech missile, then it would quite possibly have that effect of basically stripping all the paint from his armour without actually doing any damage to him.

Narrative: forged!



Good points all around guys, thanks for the advice/criticism


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Also I picked up Krell lord of undeath today to add to my VC army/ enter it into a local painting competition. I absolutely love this mode, from his menacing look on his face (skull?) to the loping forward motion with the black axe.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/08 10:54:38


Post by: Paradigm


Love that mini, I'd love to paint one just as a 1-off!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/08 16:30:07


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Love that mini, I'd love to paint one just as a 1-off!


Its by far the best VC hero/lord sculpt and is my top three for fantasy in general.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/12 03:41:32


Post by: Ustrello


Been a bit busy with school, but I managed to get some paint on krell and I am liking the way its looking so far, the sculpt was not the greatest and didn't have the detail that the webstore picture did. But I am happy with it so far.





Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/12 16:03:14


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Coming along nicely!


Thanks para, what do you think of the ghosty hilt on the axe? I tried my usual ethereal technique that I used on my cairn wraith and spirit hosts, but skipped the last step.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/12 16:09:33


Post by: Paradigm


I'd be tempted to darken the recesses just a little more to really bring out the faces, but other than that it looks pretty fantastic!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/12 17:13:59


Post by: 40kFSU


Nice work on Krell. Your skills are really growing. He looks great so far.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/13 04:04:45


Post by: Ustrello


Paradigm wrote:I'd be tempted to darken the recesses just a little more to really bring out the faces, but other than that it looks pretty fantastic!


Hm maybe add a bit more of a greenshade to it

40kFSU wrote:Nice work on Krell. Your skills are really growing. He looks great so far.


Thanks FSU!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/14 23:16:32


Post by: Ustrello


Got around to finishing most of krell, all that is left is the edge highlights on his armor plus some more weathering, then the edge highlights plus details on the black axe head and basing. I am waiting on an edge paint though from gw to finish that.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 0020/05/08 15:43:10


Post by: Ustrello


So I finished up krell yesterday along with a dumpster for my terrain. Overall I am happy with krell, but slightly less enthused with the black axe. I tried using a blue with the edge highlights on it but it was just too contrasting and so I went with a light green since black and green tend to go well together. As per usual C and C is most welcome!









And here is the dumpster, quite a nice little model and I feel that it will add more character to my urban rubble table!









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/19 16:25:01


Post by: Paradigm


Looks great, both Krell and the dumpster! Only things I'd suggest for the former are a couple of glazes; a green or blue on the axe just to tie the highlight in a little better, and very thin red on the cape, if you wanted it to look like flayed flesh, or brown if you were going for leather. Nitpicking aside, he's smashing!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/19 16:52:37


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Looks great, both Krell and the dumpster! Only things I'd suggest for the former are a couple of glazes; a green or blue on the axe just to tie the highlight in a little better, and very thin red on the cape, if you wanted it to look like flayed flesh, or brown if you were going for leather. Nitpicking aside, he's smashing!


I will try waywatcher for the axe, and yeah I was going for flayed flesh. I tried to put a very light BFTBG on the bottom part of his cape and it looks okay but not great. For the watered down red wash just spot check it then you think?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/19 16:56:20


Post by: Paradigm


Yeah, do it on a small test area first, and if it works, repeat it on the whole thing. For some idea of how it'll work, see the Word Bearers I painted last month, all the tattered flesh on those was done with a very similar cream followed by a red glaze and a wee bit of BFTBG.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/19 17:03:07


Post by: Ustrello


Okay sounds like a plan!


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Would you suggest a red glaze or a red wash watered down?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/23 22:42:55


Post by: Ustrello


I recently challenged my friends orks to a 1850 point game with my death korp. Only realizing after the gauntlet had been thrown that most of the army was still in plastic bags awaiting washing and assembling. So for the next 6 days I will be frantically washing and assembling nearly 1k of krieg. Today I got three thudd guns plus crew finished along with two rapiers. Sadly my dusk raiders will be put on hold for a week until this marathon is finished, but I did get a basecoat and wash down on the rhino.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/23 23:00:51


Post by: 40kFSU


Dude nice choice on the Thudd Guns. I've always thought the artillery angle and crews were the coolest part of Death Korps.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/24 07:45:17


Post by: OneManNoodles



Good to see the marines not hogging all the lime light, and to echo 40kFSU thudd guns rock they are really nice models.

Also you might want to try taking images against a darker background. The shading on krell looks fantastic, but with some of your other models it's lost.

Where did you get that dumpster from btw?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/24 17:06:52


Post by: Ustrello


40kFSU wrote:Dude nice choice on the Thudd Guns. I've always thought the artillery angle and crews were the coolest part of Death Korps.


They are to be honest, they just feel right behind artillery.

OneManNoodles wrote:
Good to see the marines not hogging all the lime light, and to echo 40kFSU thudd guns rock they are really nice models.

Also you might want to try taking images against a darker background. The shading on krell looks fantastic, but with some of your other models it's lost.

Where did you get that dumpster from btw?


My lightbox only has grey or black, I assume try grey frist then? I got the dumpsters from http://www.modelsandminis.com/.
They are having a memorial day sale right now with 20 percent off, so if you want to get anything nows the time.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/25 22:32:59


Post by: Ustrello


As the building grind continues I have finished three more units. A platoon command squad, two melta grenadiers and a grenadier squad. Plus what is probably my most favorite unit in the death korp arsenal, the death riders!





I love these models, and while a bit on the higher side for points I still will field them quite often. Giving the ridemaster a power axe was a tough one since DKoK are not heroic scale and are a bit smaller. So I decided to use chaos warriors axes and the metal pole given in the kit to make the axe.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/25 22:40:39


Post by: Paradigm


Lots of nice minis to work on there!

Is there a fluff reason for the feathered attachments to the Riders, or is it just for coolness?

Oh, and since OMN mentioned photo backgrounds, take a look at this tutorial. Copying it has done wonders for my minis, it should do the same for yours, and really show them at their best.

http://www.40kforums.com/vb/content.php/144-Taking-Photos-And-Using-Backgrounds


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/26 00:13:48


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Lots of nice minis to work on there!

Is there a fluff reason for the feathered attachments to the Riders, or is it just for coolness?

Oh, and since OMN mentioned photo backgrounds, take a look at this tutorial. Copying it has done wonders for my minis, it should do the same for yours, and really show them at their best.

http://www.40kforums.com/vb/content.php/144-Taking-Photos-And-Using-Backgrounds


Oh the wings are a nod to the polish hussars of old and my mother side of the family. But thanks for the tutorial I will be reading it over tonight!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/26 03:43:23


Post by: Lone Cat


 Ustrello wrote:


I love these models, and while a bit on the higher side for points I still will field them quite often. Giving the ridemaster a power axe was a tough one since DKoK are not heroic scale and are a bit smaller. So I decided to use chaos warriors axes and the metal pole given in the kit to make the axe.









Now we have Polish Kriegsche,



where do you get this hussar wings and lance tips?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/26 07:27:00


Post by: Singleton Mosby


 Lone Cat wrote:

where do you get this hussar wings and lance tips?


The lance tips are part of the Death Riders kit. But I'm wondering where you got the wings as well. It looks wonderful. Perhaps think of making the models a bit more dynamic for an even greater effect. If you wanna know how, see the thread in my sig.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/26 15:12:59


Post by: Ustrello


I got the wings from maxmini, they come in packs of six which is awesome so you can do one for the scrubs and two for the ridemasters. But I saw your thread and it is amazing, though I am terrible with greenstuff and would be afraid of messing up great looking models


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/28 02:28:56


Post by: Ustrello


Well I finished up the death riders, I gotta say they were a joy to build. One qualm though was that they are on the smaller size so heroic weapons do not fit them very well. So the power axes look a tad large on the ride masters, otherwise they are gorgeous models.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/28 02:34:50


Post by: Stormwall


Loving the hussar influence. It was something I almost wanted to include in my Marines but, they're basically vikings.

I loved how you mentioned the heritage bit, very nice.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/28 06:14:05


Post by: Singleton Mosby


Just awesome with those wings. I would love to see them painted, which colorscheme will you use?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/29 03:03:55


Post by: Ustrello


Stormwall wrote:Loving the hussar influence. It was something I almost wanted to include in my Marines but, they're basically vikings.

I loved how you mentioned the heritage bit, very nice.


Thanks man! I always try to include a bit of history or heritage in my models.

Singleton Mosby wrote:Just awesome with those wings. I would love to see them painted, which colorscheme will you use?


Probably my normal death korp color scheme, but with some weathering.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/29 12:55:42


Post by: 40kFSU


NIce work on the Death Riders. I think the wings really make them unique. Quite an army you are building here.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/05/29 23:17:30


Post by: Ustrello


 40kFSU wrote:
NIce work on the Death Riders. I think the wings really make them unique. Quite an army you are building here.


Thanks FSU! I am looking forward to having the entire army painted, which at the current pace maybe a year


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/07 23:20:37


Post by: Ustrello


So after a long week and some actual only death korp army games, I started painting my first death rider squadron and I gotta say painting horses somehow is tougher than I though. I also decided to give my hussar wings paint scheme idea a whirl so tell me what you all think!







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/08 10:59:22


Post by: Paradigm


Lovely work on the feathers!

Horses look good too, nice and subdued.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/08 16:41:05


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Lovely work on the feathers!

Horses look good too, nice and subdued.


Thanks para! Yeah the horses were a lot tougher than I thought, especially the grey one.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/22 03:27:42


Post by: Ustrello


Eesh its been a while since I posted, well I have gotten some stuff done. Mainly I have painted the gas masks and the armor plating for the mounts, minus the tubing but that is a easy job. I plan on restarting my raven guard now that the new codex is out, specifically being lead by the shadow captain korvydae. So I will be using a lot of assault marines and scouts, for this I have decided to go with a wetlands theme base and am using secret weapons miniatures blasted wetlands kit, and today I got one base done minus the water.









Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/22 08:32:38


Post by: Paradigm


Riders are coming along really nicely! Looking forward to more Ravens, they're a very underused Chapter, I think!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/22 22:15:43


Post by: Ustrello


 Paradigm wrote:
Riders are coming along really nicely! Looking forward to more Ravens, they're a very underused Chapter, I think!


Thanks para! Its defiantly been interesting painting them so far, hopefully I will have them done in time for the competition . As for the raven guard I really like them now, especially with the bulky troops getting shrouded til turn 2 and a plus one to night fighting. Along with of course the jump packs being able to be used both in assault and movement phase. Hopefully being paired with shadow captain korvydae, making assault marines troops, they should be like the old blood angels kinda.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/28 17:08:28


Post by: Ustrello


So I finished my death riders yesterday, but was only able to get one quick picture before I entered them into my local gw painting competition. I will get more/better pictures when I pick them up later today. Otherwise these are probably my favorite models in my DKoK army thus far and I will be fielding them quite a bit.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/28 17:31:39


Post by: Singleton Mosby


They are lovely. The Polish Husar wings fit them very well. Congrats on a job well done and inform us about the outcome of the painting competition.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/28 17:53:36


Post by: Paradigm


Oh yes, very nice indeed! Get some photos againt a nice clean background and I foresee you getting a lot of votes in this month's challenge!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/29 03:05:13


Post by: Ustrello


Singleton Mosby wrote:They are lovely. The Polish Husar wings fit them very well. Congrats on a job well done and inform us about the outcome of the painting competition.


Thanks mosby! Though I wish I was better at modeling so I could make them more dynamic like yours. On the outcome though I did not place in the competition, a converted heldrake won (who deserved to win it was absolutely beautiful) and the 2nd/3rd place winners were part of a gaming group that had all of its members in that day. Though I am not mad about it because that gak happens.

Paradigm wrote:Oh yes, very nice indeed! Get some photos againt a nice clean background and I foresee you getting a lot of votes in this month's challenge!


Thanks para! I took 5 pictures and idk which ones I want to use in the competition lol.











Also my fantasy group has decided to start mordheim and I decided to go with undead, of course. So here are the start of the henchmen




Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/29 03:48:48


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Those horsemen look great. I really like how the reds came out.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/29 09:53:48


Post by: Paradigm


Great stuff!

The Mordheim stuff should be good!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/29 10:11:23


Post by: MagosBiff90


Those riders look awesome.... this may have been mentioned earlier.. I will go back and read... but the wings and the whole "Polish Hussar" Theme works really well! Personally I like my DKoK to be dirty and grimy and filthy..... but the strong reds and blues... and the yellow flags on the lancer really stand out!

Really well done!!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/06/29 16:44:06


Post by: Ustrello


Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Those horsemen look great. I really like how the reds came out.


Thanks! I finally got around to finding a good edge highlight color for them and I think it really makes it pop

Paradigm wrote:Great stuff!

The Mordheim stuff should be good!


Thanks para! and I am super excited for mordheim I always wanted to play but the mordheim league at my local store died out before I started fantasy

MagosBiff90 wrote:Those riders look awesome.... this may have been mentioned earlier.. I will go back and read... but the wings and the whole "Polish Hussar" Theme works really well! Personally I like my DKoK to be dirty and grimy and filthy..... but the strong reds and blues... and the yellow flags on the lancer really stand out!

Really well done!!


Yeah I have noticed my DKoK are a bit brighter than most and thanks for the kind words!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/02 01:23:55


Post by: Ustrello


So I picked up a new model to lead my new raven guard army, Shadow Captain Korvydae. I have always wanted this model since I have seen it on forgeworld and his rules are so well suited towards the new raven guard chapter tactics. I am pretty hyped about this army since it was my first army and I have always loved the lore and fluff behind the raven guard.



Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/03 01:09:05


Post by: M138


Been a while since I've looked at this thread and wow I've missed a lot! Those riders look awesome!


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/03 23:16:17


Post by: Ustrello


 M138 wrote:
Been a while since I've looked at this thread and wow I've missed a lot! Those riders look awesome!


Thanks man! And yeah looking back at previous pages it has been a while lol


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/06 03:34:00


Post by: Ustrello


So I put some paint to model with my mordheim vampire. This was my first time painting pale skin since my failed attempt 2 years ago and I feel like I achieved what I was going for.







Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/06 08:32:45


Post by: MagosBiff90


I have to admit, I painted my first ever mini, a DKoK this weekend and I have a new found appreciation for those who can paint these things well! So hats off again! Really good work!

Maybe if you had a spare minute you might pop on over to my blog an give your opinion on my attempt...... would appreciate the comments.

cheers,


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/06 09:18:32


Post by: Paradigm


Looks good! Practice for the XX Legion?


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/06 16:37:13


Post by: Ustrello


MagosBiff90 wrote:I have to admit, I painted my first ever mini, a DKoK this weekend and I have a new found appreciation for those who can paint these things well! So hats off again! Really good work!

Maybe if you had a spare minute you might pop on over to my blog an give your opinion on my attempt...... would appreciate the comments.

cheers,


Thanks man and I will check it out!

Paradigm wrote:Looks good! Practice for the XX Legion?


Yeah because I am actually comfortable enough to paint faces now lol. Though I think I will go with more of a grey for the faces instead of this white now that I look at it.


Ustrello paints- Unleashing the 10,000: Shield captain complete starting on Vexilla bearer  @ 2015/07/08 02:01:55


Post by: Ustrello


So I finished up my mordheim vampire, for some odd reason light that wasn't from my daylight bulbs was getting in so the picture was a bit off but not too much. I also got to work on shadow captain Korvydae, mainly his jump pack and his head, I decided to go with more of a grey skin tone instead of a white.