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Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/26 21:16:21


Post by: Captain Brown


So how do you restart a PLOG that went on for years before being wiped out with a demise of a forum? I guess I will find out. I have decided to start with one of my smaller armies with some models and some vehicles still to paint.

So this army started back in 2001 when I was looking for work after the tech bubble burst and there suddenly was not a lot of demand for Oracle developers or other tech industry types. I was selling painted figures/units/armies on eBay to supplement my income and was doing quite well...knowing that my stock of armies would eventually run out I started looking for the which armies did the best price wise and noticed at since there were very few painted Sisters of Battle figures/units/armies for sale and those that did get put up tended to go for good prices. I also noticed that there were quite a number of Sisters for sale...I guess lots of gamers purchased a few with big plans and then after sitting gathering dust they decided to sell them. So I started placing minimal bids of groups of figures and every so often I would win that auction.

2003 came and I had found full time employment again and the Sisters I had collected to paint and sell started to gather dust as I no longer had any real interest in selling any more. That same year the Witch Hunter Codex came out and I decided I would paint the army for myself. Being a Guard player I built the army as you would expect a Guardsmen to do with large units of infantry and some Exorcists to back them up. It was about that time that I basically stopped winning any eBay auctions for Sisters on minimal bids as a lot of other players got interested...but I had more than enough...if a somewhat eclectic collection. I think it was 2005 before I won another auction...but by now it had become a point of pride to see how cheaply I could build a Sister's army of metal figures. In fact 2005-2006 was about the time many who had jumped into Sisters started selling those models to finance a new army or project and I started picking up things like Repentia and some newer models with my minimum bid shot gun approach.

I did have an old style Immolator and two converted Exorcists using the Mark I Rhino Chassis...it was at this point I decided I would stick with that style and expanded my eBay purchases to look for those models and old Sisters as other players migrated to the newer models like the Mark II Rhino based Immolator, Canoness or Seraphim Sister Superior.

The army around 2008:


The army in 2012:


The army completed in 2017:


The one thing that building a Sister's Army on the cheap is that the types of models was limited and I ended up with more than my fair share of Storm Bolters, Seraphim and regular Bolter armed Sisters...with the models appearing to disappear from GW's shelves I broke down and purchased 15 Special and Heavy Weapons and a few Sister Superiors...these models cost me more than the entire rest of the army. I also purchased a pair of Mark I Immolators from a gentleman in the Netherlands and I think these additions will make the army more effective in 7th Edition MSU tactics...although the army I have now was a respectable 50% in the 11 years it has taken the field.

The long painting war continues,

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/26 21:49:46


Post by: Januine


That's a great looking force you've got there.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/26 23:05:40


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Looking good, the old manned turrets on Rhino chassis tanks looked cooler even if they made less sense


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/27 01:50:04


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Always nice to see more sisters of battle love, your force looks amazing. Sorry to hear about your old site going down but I hope you find it nice and cozy here. Those Excorsist tanks look amazing, I like those much more than the original GW model.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/27 08:50:05


Post by: FabricatorGeneralMike



Very very very smexy looking army. I do love a well done SoB army. My one huge regret is selling my 5000+ points sister/arbites army.

I can't wait to see more pics of them and more units added. Do you plan on converting up some 'frothing church nutters'? or just sticking with the stock models?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/27 09:23:44


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Ah, Captain! I've missed your Long Painting War stuff. Your Sisters are lovely - really nice paintjob in a classic style.

My little force pales next to yours, but it's good to see another Sisters player who uses the old Mk1 Rhino chassis. They're hard to find now, trying to pick up Immolators for less than £25 is difficult.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/27 20:51:24


Post by: Captain Brown


 Januine wrote:
That's a great looking force you've got there.

Thank you Januine.
 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Looking good, the old manned turrets on Rhino chassis tanks looked cooler even if they made less sense

Too true. Thanks for the reply.
 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Those Excorsist tanks look amazing, I like those much more than the original GW model.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, the are shots in my gallery of the Exorcist's and I post more when I get to Heavy Support force spot.
 FabricatorGeneralMike wrote:
I can't wait to see more pics of them and more units added. Do you plan on converting up some 'frothing church nutters'? or just sticking with the stock models?

Thanks FabricatorGeneralMike, I did do up a complete unit of Frateris Militia and the Inquisitor Squads, but I don't know if I will post those as they are no longer part of the newest codex.
 Gen.Steiner wrote:
Ah, Captain! I've missed your Long Painting War stuff. Your Sisters are lovely - really nice paintjob in a classic style.

Another exodite. Thanks Gen.Steiner...I would say post in the wanted adds section, but here it is the Swap Shop...the two I picked up were less than half that price...so there are options out there.

Now for the close ups, figured I would work through the codex using the Force Organization slots.

So first from the HQ Section is the Living Saint:





Seemed an appropriate HQ for a Sister's Army of The Order of Our Martyred Lady, usually she accompanies a unit of Seraphim.

More to come as the long painting war continues,

CB

PS: Corrected an image





Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/28 10:43:33


Post by: Gen.Steiner


She's ace. I love the smooth layering on the cloak, and the contrast of the black armour with the white detailing is wonderful. Top notch, old fellow!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/28 11:16:52


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


That is a nice cloak


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/29 00:06:33


Post by: Splagbot


I always enjoyed your plogs over on Warseer, I look forward to following you over here on Dakka.

Question: Are those Rhino's Forge World jobbies or are they original casts from when the Rhino was released back in the day?

Like mentioned in an earlier post, the paint scheme has a real classic look to it. Good show old bean!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/29 13:23:06


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 Splagbot wrote:
Question: Are those Rhino's Forge World jobbies or are they original casts from when the Rhino was released back in the day?


Just to answer for Cap'n Brown, those Rhinos are, I think, the old plastic and metal Immolator kits with the Immolator turrets removed to make Sisters of Battle Rhinos. That said I can't remember if, back in 2nd Edition, there was a Sisters Rhino kit released... either way it's definitely the old Mk 1 Rhino.

The Exorcists are a mix of Immolator and Whirlwind I think!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/29 18:49:20


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks for the comments on the Living Saint Gen.Steiner and Cap'n Facebeard

 Splagbot wrote:
I always enjoyed your plogs over on Warseer, I look forward to following you over here on Dakka.
Question: Are those Rhino's Forge World jobbies or are they original casts from when the Rhino was released back in the day?

Thanks Splagbot, the Rhinos are the original GW Mark I kit with Sisters of Battle doors, spare tracks and front armour. I got the first two off eBay from someone else who obviously had the original idea of creating Sisters of Battle Rhinos and then figured out a way to make more parts to add to regular Rhinos. One Rhino I obtained off eBay for $0.99 because it was in such bad condition and missing parts, but my replacements made it back into a paintable Rhino. One other Rhino began its days as a Predator and when I got my hands on it was missing the turret and side sponsons, although you can still see the original back plate.
 Gen.Steiner wrote:
Just to answer for Cap'n Brown, those Rhinos are, I think, the old plastic and metal Immolator kits with the Immolator turrets removed to make Sisters of Battle Rhinos. That said I can't remember if, back in 2nd Edition, there was a Sisters Rhino kit released... either way it's definitely the old Mk 1 Rhino.
The Exorcists are a mix of Immolator and Whirlwind I think!

Entirely correct, only addition is that the Exorcists have the old Mark I Rhino Upgrade Armour to give them the feel of the heavier, better armoured tank chassis.
And now the second HQ selection from the Force Chart:
The Canoness


The Canoness and Command Squad in a couple of variations.



Now I also had a Uriah Jacobus model, but I traded him for additional Sisters, in fact I often traded Sisters for Sisters parts as I found most players seemed to want the helmeted heads and were willing to trade more to get those models. The two Multi-Melta sisters are actually Heavy Flamer bodies someone traded to me for the helmeted models and they threw in some additional models as part of the deal. Now I know someone is going to say, how could you trade Uria? The reason I had played Sisters with two large squads for so long I just got bored with it and the newer Priest rules had not come out making for a pretty good tar pit unit. Besides I ended up with a ton of Sisters models in trade. To tell the truth I had traded/sold two Uriah models as one of my gaming buddies had me sell his as well…that is likely sacrilege in some Sister player’s minds.

The long painting war continues…

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/30 01:25:25


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Ah, the good old Inferno Pistol! I love the book, although I must admit my own Canoness totes an Eviscerator instead. More choppy, y'see.

Uriah Jacobus... meh. I can take him or leave him. Certainly I haven't picked him up yet (though I will), and I think swapping him for more Sisters is no bad thing!

As usual, lovely crisp and simple painting Captain. I especially like the text on the Sister Dialogus and the converted Seraphim Superior. Simple and effective.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/30 11:46:59


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Very nice reds on these ladies, its a very rich colour.


 Gen.Steiner wrote:
I love the book, although I must admit my own Canoness totes an Eviscerator instead. More choppy, y'see.?"


Obviously someone never had a bad paper cut.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/30 12:04:17


Post by: emptyhat


The red on your fabrics looks really vibrant, I love it. Are you still adding to your army or is this a completed project?

This is making me think I should post up my own sisters project, I've stalled a bit lately because painting skin and vehicles has been a bit annoying and I haven't had a chance to put them on a table for a bit.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/30 16:34:41


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Gen.Steiner and Cap'n Facebeard, I will keep working through the Org Chart.

 emptyhat wrote:
The red on your fabrics looks really vibrant, I love it. Are you still adding to your army or is this a completed project?
This is making me think I should post up my own sisters project, I've stalled a bit lately because painting skin and vehicles has been a bit annoying and I haven't had a chance to put them on a table for a bit.


Thanks emptyhat,

Still need to paint two more tanks, 16 Sisters and a flyer...yes I caved and got a Forgeworld Avenger to try and deal with flyers …and yes, like the 15 Sisters from GW the cost of the Avenger is more than the cost of the rest of the army collected over years.

Never too late to start.

Now the first Troop Choice, not a big surprise as there is only one option in the Sister’s Codex.

Sisters of Battle Squad One:

And their dedicated transport the Rhino Sepulchra




Now the squad does not have the most powerful special weapons selections…and the reason I finally broke down and purchased the new Special Weapons to replace the Storm Bolter. But the squad does have all five of the variants of the helmetless Sisters with Bolters for variety.

The long painting war continues,

CB

PS: Added second angle shot of Mark I Rhino


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/31 04:12:39


Post by: MacPhail


Woohoo, another Sisters P&M blog, and a great looking army to boot! I'll be watching this one for sure. Love the classic Rhinos!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/31 05:54:59


Post by: evildrcheese


Awesome. Always good to see a well painted Battle Sister Army.

It's cool that you only have the old rhinos, I have one for my Battle Sisters but never field it because it's tiny compared to the new chassis!

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/31 11:40:39


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 evildrcheese wrote:
Awesome. Always good to see a well painted Battle Sister Army.

It's cool that you only have the old rhinos, I have one for my Battle Sisters but never field it because it's tiny compared to the new chassis!

EDC


Is it the proper old one with the fleur de lys doors and the tank tracks on the front with the built up driver's compartment? If so... I'll buy it off you!

Lovely Sisters as per usual, Cap'n. Can't wait to see what you do with the Imperial Navy air support!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/08/31 19:29:16


Post by: Captain Brown


 MacPhail wrote:
Woohoo, another Sisters P&M blog, and a great looking army to boot! I'll be watching this one for sure. Love the classic Rhinos!


Thank you MacPhail, I have seen your excellent posts over on the New Sisters of Battle Codex Tactica thread and always look forward to your battle reports. Your tactica for Sisters was always much larger and far more active than the ones on WarSeer and was my main reason to visit.

 evildrcheese wrote:
Awesome. Always good to see a well painted Battle Sister Army.
It's cool that you only have the old rhinos, I have one for my Battle Sisters but never field it because it's tiny compared to the new chassis!
EDC


Thank you evildrcheese, I have just used the old Rhinos for everything and now I am thinking of how to convert a Rhino Mark I to a Repressor.

 Gen.Steiner wrote:
Is it the proper old one with the fleur de lys doors and the tank tracks on the front with the built up driver's compartment? If so... I'll buy it off you!
Lovely Sisters as per usual, Cap'n. Can't wait to see what you do with the Imperial Navy air support!


Getting deals scooped by Gen.Steiner on my own thread. No worries General, thank you for the kind words.

Now the next Troop Choice selection, the second Sisters Squad:


This time I used an old Canoness model as a Sister Superior with a Compi-Weapon (legacy of very few Sister Superior models in my trading and collection) and the squad does have all five of the variants of the helmetless Sisters with Bolters for variety. On the tactics front this squad also has the less than optimal Storm Bolter and Flamer combination.

And the Sister Squad’s ride the Rhino “Gloria”:



The long painting war continues,

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/01 01:32:25


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Very nice closeups, those sister squads look fantastic. I've never been a fan of the older rhinos but here I kinda like them, they fit nicely. I think one reason I may not like the older ones is because every time I've seen them they've always been a lone old rhino in an army full of the newer ones so they look totally out of place. Great work, keep it up.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/01 09:01:49


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Your Rhinos are much cleaner than mine. I like the look though; I never really know how much dirtying down is best.

That old Canoness model is a lovely figure; she makes an excellent Celestian Superior in my opinion.

Out of interest, what's wrong with the storm bolters? I have a squad with three in (two Sisters with storm bolters, and one carried by the Superior). Lotsa dakka!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/01 17:40:24


Post by: Dysartes


The force is looking good so far, Captain.

No plans for a unit of Frateris Militia?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/01 18:09:57


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Ooh, Frateris Militia, and don't forget the Redemptionist Zealots!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/01 19:12:11


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Very nice close ups, those sister squads look fantastic. I've never been a fan of the older rhinos but here I kinda like them, they fit nicely. I think one reason I may not like the older ones is because every time I've seen them they've always been a lone old rhino in an army full of the newer ones so they look totally out of place. Great work, keep it up.


Inevitable_Faith, only old Mark I Rhinos here, event my Exorcists are based on the Mark I chassis.

 Gen.Steiner wrote:
Out of interest, what's wrong with the storm bolters? I have a squad with three in (two Sisters with storm bolters, and one carried by the Superior). Lotsa dakka!


Thanks Gen.Steiner, the Storm Bolter is really only an extra shot at long range over a regular Bolter…so not really a special weapon of substance.

 Dysartes wrote:
The force is looking good so far, Captain.
No plans for a unit of Frateris Militia?


Thanks Dysartes, all in good time, I started the army on the old codex when units like that were added in White Dwarf magazine…so I did do a unit.

Now the third Troop Choice, the third Sisters of Battle Squad (when an army has only one troop choice type there is little drama in the announcement):



Again an old Canoness model as a Sister Superior with a Compi-Weapon and the squad does have all five of the variants of the helmetless Sisters with Bolters for variety. This squad is more traditionally armed with a Melta Gun and Flamer combination.

Their Rhino Transport the “Honorum”:



The long painting war continues…

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/01 19:40:19


Post by: Buttery Commissar


Very nice, and seeing these out in numbers is always sweet.
[Bangs on table] More!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/02 00:09:44


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Ah, the good ol' melta-flamer combo! I do like the Rhinos a lot, especially the purity seals.

I've also just noticed that you've painted the lipstick! I never dare to do that on figures. Congrats and hats off!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/02 04:04:26


Post by: MacPhail


Captain Brown wrote:
 MacPhail wrote:
Woohoo, another Sisters P&M blog, and a great looking army to boot! I'll be watching this one for sure. Love the classic Rhinos!


Thank you MacPhail, I have seen your excellent posts over on the New Sisters of Battle Codex Tactica thread and always look forward to your battle reports. Your tactica for Sisters was always much larger and far more active than the ones on WarSeer and was my main reason to visit.


Wow, thanks! I'm glad someone finds them worth the effort. Let me know if you're on the hunt for more old school Rhinos, I'll have a couple to sell once I build their replacements.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/02 06:54:01


Post by: Dysartes


Captain Brown wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
The force is looking good so far, Captain.
No plans for a unit of Frateris Militia?


Thanks Dysartes, all in good time, I started the army on the old codex when units like that were added in White Dwarf magazine…so I did do a unit.


Ah, cool - only reason I was asking was that I couldn't see any in the two army shots you posted earlier.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/02 10:50:17


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 MacPhail wrote:
Captain Brown wrote:
 MacPhail wrote:
Woohoo, another Sisters P&M blog, and a great looking army to boot! I'll be watching this one for sure. Love the classic Rhinos!


Thank you MacPhail, I have seen your excellent posts over on the New Sisters of Battle Codex Tactica thread and always look forward to your battle reports. Your tactica for Sisters was always much larger and far more active than the ones on WarSeer and was my main reason to visit.


Wow, thanks! I'm glad someone finds them worth the effort. Let me know if you're on the hunt for more old school Rhinos, I'll have a couple to sell once I build their replacements.


Ooh, I'll have to have a look for this thread.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/02 15:24:15


Post by: Captain Brown


 Buttery Commissar wrote:
Very nice, and seeing these out in numbers is always sweet.
[Bangs on table] More!


Buttery Commissar, thanks for the comment and as requested more painted Sisters and tank.

 Gen.Steiner wrote:
Ah, the good ol' melta-flamer combo! I do like the Rhinos a lot, especially the purity seals.

I've also just noticed that you've painted the lipstick! I never dare to do that on figures. Congrats and hats off!


Thanks Gen.Steiner.

 MacPhail wrote:
Wow, thanks! I'm glad someone finds them worth the effort. Let me know if you're on the hunt for more old school Rhinos, I'll have a couple to sell once I build their replacements.


MacPhail, thanks and the Battle Reports are worth it. Always interested in old Mark I Rhinos, just don't let Mrs. Captain Brown know.

 Dysartes wrote:
Ah, cool - only reason I was asking was that I couldn't see any in the two army shots you posted earlier.


Dysartes, you are correct in that those old crazy units are not in the photos, as when I did that one the list had changed again and they were removed, but I will post some photos for you after I have completed the Force Organization.

And now the forth Sister’s Squad (completing the Troops Section):


Armed with the classic Melta Gun and Flamer to burn and purge the enemies of the Emperor.

Their Rhino Mark I Dedicated Transport the “Imperius”:



Thank you for all the views and all the comments.

The long painting war continues,

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/02 21:56:49


Post by: evildrcheese


New troop squad is looking awesome dude. Keep up the fine work.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/03 17:10:52


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
New troop squad is looking awesome dude. Keep up the fine work.

EDC


Thanks evildrcheese,

Now that we have worked through Troop choices it is over to Fast Attack. First one is the lead squad of Seraphim who normally escort the Living Saint:



A fairly standard squad of 10 models with two armed with a pair of Hand Flamers and the Sister Superior. One conversion I am particularly proud of is in the back rank, a Seraphim Superior converted into a regular Seraphim (although if I field only one squad and don't want the Sister Superior to have a Plasma Pistol and Power Sword I can swap this model in).

Here she is a three times normal size:



She is the legacy of having obtained at least five or six Seraphim Superiors when making low bid eBay actions...some have been traded away and others converted as at least one lacked a jetpack.

Thank you for the feedback.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/04 18:59:16


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Oh - that's a really inspired conversion! Simple and effective; like the rest of the army!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/05 04:44:38


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Gen.Steiner,

Second Fast Attack Choice is another Seraphim Squad. It was interesting to note how many Seraphim I picked up over the years with a few here and a few there in almost every Sister's lot I won on eBay. As previously mentioned I had 6 Sister Seraphim Superiors at one point, but the one with a helmet was traded as part of the deal for the Living Saint and another was converted to be on foot with a Bolt Pistol and Chain Sword (in the Command Squad right now) as it was missing the Seraphim backpack.

Seraphim Squad number two:



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/05 05:50:30


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the Seraphim squads. Well done on not breaking the stands connecting the feet to the base. I'm having to rebase all of mine with extra scenic stuff to cover the past breakages.

You're really churning these out, keep up the amazing work (and pace!).

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/05 06:20:43


Post by: Gen.Steiner


So many Seraphim... so many! A quick note on the bases; I like the grass tufts a lot, and then I saw that you've also picked out larger bits of gravel in grey. Does that take a long time to do?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/05 07:42:44


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Nice, the bluish highlights on the black work very well.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/05 12:24:54


Post by: dracpanzer


Love the Sisters, always a big fan of subtle conversions like your Seraphim Superior. Kudos on all the old style SoB rhino's. Keep up the good work!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/05 12:26:11


Post by: Mr Morden


Looking good - thanks for sharing


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/06 05:18:02


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
Nice work on the Seraphim squads. Well done on not breaking the stands connecting the feet to the base. I'm having to rebase all of mine with extra scenic stuff to cover the past breakages.

Thanks evildrcheese, although there are three Seraphim with brass pins instead of their regular bases scattered among the two squads.

 Gen.Steiner wrote:
A quick note on the bases; I like the grass tufts a lot, and then I saw that you've also picked out larger bits of gravel in grey. Does that take a long time to do?

Thanks Gen.Steiner. Yes, it does take some time, so I don’t usually bother any longer. Although it does add some more detail to the base.

Thanks Cap'n Facebeard, dracpanzer and Mr Morden appreciate the feedback.

Now the last Fast Attack Choice the Dominion Squad:



With four Melta Guns and a Sister Superior with a Combi-Melta…one of the Melta Sisters is a conversion of a Heavy Bolter Sister that I received in an auction who was missing her Heavy Bolter…so a little work with a Marine Melta Gun, a Guardsman hand and now I have four Melta Gun in this squad.

Their dedicated transport “Ordinatus”:


Thanks for the comments, the long painting war continues…

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/06 05:57:22


Post by: evildrcheese


In the name of the Emperor! How do you get this stuff done so fast?!

Doms looks awesome. Melta doms are easily one of our best units. Ignores cover Melta? Yes please!

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/06 09:32:50


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


There's something special about the old Rhino exhausts


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/07 23:00:01


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
In the name of the Emperor! How do you get this stuff done so fast?!

Doms looks awesome. Melta doms are easily one of our best units. Ignores cover Melta? Yes please!

EDC


evildrcheese,

I am slowly posting up the completed models as I try to finish off the last dozen, my painting speed used to be about four to six models a week, so no magic I am afraid. No it is even slower.

Thanks to Cap’n Facebeard for your post as well.

Now the Elite section of the Sisters of Battle list, it was always a wasteland with very few choices. I ended up with seven Repentia, no Mistress of Repentence in an eBay lot (I guess the others were used for something else). So this Elite Unit looks like this with a Necromunda Escher standing in with whips to drive the Repentia forward.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 01:20:16


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Was never a fan of those models personally, but you've done them very well.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 01:31:32


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Nicely done, nice crisp colours and wonderful basing.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 05:53:20


Post by: evildrcheese


I do like the Repentia, although i don't think I've managed to make them useful in a game. Ever.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 15:32:21


Post by: Gen.Steiner


I do like that converted Simulacrum Imperialis, and the Rhino's lovely.

The Repentia figures are quite... Marmitey. Either you love 'em or you hate 'em. I enjoyed painting mine up, although I do only have three at the moment! Could we see a close-up of the Escher conversion please, Captain?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 15:45:17


Post by: bogalubov


 evildrcheese wrote:
I do like the Repentia, although i don't think I've managed to make them useful in a game. Ever.

EDC


The tactics section has a thread regarding Sisters. In there I stumbled upon some useful tips of how to use a T3 assault unit. The key is a priest with the relic that allows for auto-passing hymns and then a Canonness with the eternal warrior relic. You use the Canonness to tank wounds with the re-roll and then use the repentia to pummel people with eviscerators. You also use a rhino to block line of sight to them as you walk forward behind it.

I gave that tactic a shot and had some good results. Took down a necron lord with a unit of lynchguard thanks to doing enough damage to win combat and then sweeping the metallic cowards. Not the easiest unit to use, but could have good results.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 16:58:20


Post by: Gen.Steiner


But.. but... a Canoness in the same unit as the Repentia?! The shame!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 18:21:03


Post by: Captain Brown


Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Was never a fan of those models personally, but you've done them very well.


Thanks Cap'n Facebeard.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Nicely done, nice crisp colours and wonderful basing.


Thank you Inevitable_Faith.

evildrcheese wrote:I do like the Repentia, although i don't think I've managed to make them useful in a game. Ever.

EDC


Thanks evildrcheese.

Gen.Steiner wrote:I do like that converted Simulacrum Imperialis, and the Rhino's lovely.

The Repentia figures are quite... Marmitey. Either you love 'em or you hate 'em. I enjoyed painting mine up, although I do only have three at the moment! Could we see a close-up of the Escher conversion please, Captain?


Thanks Gen.Steiner.

As requested, it has been a stopgap and since I tend not to field the Repentia very rarely seen on the battlefield.


bogalubov wrote:The tactics section has a thread regarding Sisters. In there I stumbled upon some useful tips of how to use a T3 assault unit. The key is a priest with the relic that allows for auto-passing hymns and then a Canonness with the eternal warrior relic. You use the Canonness to tank wounds with the re-roll and then use the repentia to pummel people with eviscerators. You also use a rhino to block line of sight to them as you walk forward behind it.

I gave that tactic a shot and had some good results. Took down a necron lord with a unit of lynchguard thanks to doing enough damage to win combat and then sweeping the metallic cowards. Not the easiest unit to use, but could have good results.


Thanks for sharing bogalubov.

Now the start of the Heavy Support section. A unit of Retributors:



Four Heavy Bolters, which are not quite as dependable or deadly as they were in the previous WD Codex.

Thanks for all the comments.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/08 19:44:02


Post by: Gen.Steiner


But it really is a lotta dakka, which is ... appropriate for this forum!

The converted Simulacrum is really ace, I love the box o' bones look.

Amusingly you've picked the same Sister Superior as I have for that squad - must be something about the pose!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/09 18:37:31


Post by: Captain Brown


 Gen.Steiner wrote:
The converted Simulacrum is really ace, I love the box o' bones look.


Thanks Gen.Steiner, that is exactly what the Simulacrum conversion was supposed to look like, the bones of a saint or priest looking over and inspiring the Sisters.

Now the next Heavy Support Choice are my converted Exorcists. These were constructed long before any model existed (even the early Forge World one).

First one:




To give it the look of the heavier front and side armour I used some old lead Rhino Extra Armour parts. The turret and front upper hatch came from the Whirlwind kit with an Immolator Gunner set between the missiles. I removed the Heavy Flamers and replaced them with purity seals to make the operator more appropriate.

Some close-up's:







It made for a little rear heavy model, so I ended up adding some weight at the forward end.

The long painting war continues...

CB




Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/09 18:49:59


Post by: Gen.Steiner


They are a very characterful and suitably bonkers approach to the Exorcist. I do like the purity seal guns


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/09 21:45:26


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Much nicer than the weird organ gun.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/09 22:05:27


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Agreed. This still has a good sisters flare and looks like a weapon of war. Great job.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/10 09:31:09


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Much nicer than the weird organ gun.


Yeah, the Organ Gun always confused me. That reminds me, I don't think I actually took a picture of my own Exorcist for my plog... must do that today. Thanks Cap'n!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/10 15:48:33


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Gen.Steiner, Cap'n Facebeard, and Inevitable_Faith for the kind words. I started with the purity seal to cover up scars and damage as the Rhinos were both recycled from eBay and the first Exorcist turret conversion did not go as well as I hoped...but I learned for the second.

Gen.Steiner wrote:That reminds me, I don't think I actually took a picture of my own Exorcist for my plog... must do that today.


I'll go check it out.

In the meantime the second Exorcist:




Some more of the detail photos:



Then the backs of the Exorcists, they had been built up with the rear hatch and rear door to bulk the tanks. A neat Idea from another member of the forums.


Thank you for all the posts and comments. More to come as I show the remaining odds and ends and perhaps so old style Inquisition madness.

Presently working on two more Immolators.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/11 09:58:45


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Oh, I love the built up rears! It looks like a proper exit/entrance hatch, and really works to counter the hefty rocket pods too.

Excellent conversions. Looking forwards to the odds, ends, and Inquisitors.

(still haven't taken that Exorcist photo)


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/11 11:30:59


Post by: Nevelon


Great job on the exorcist. And everything else for that mater.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/11 16:52:58


Post by: Captain Brown


Gen.Steiner wrote:Oh, I love the built up rears! It looks like a proper exit/entrance hatch, and really works to counter the hefty rocket pods too.

Excellent conversions. Looking forwards to the odds, ends, and Inquisitors.

(still haven't taken that Exorcist photo)


Nevelon wrote:Great job on the exorcist. And everything else for that mater.


Thanks Gen.Steiner and Nevelon.

Here is the lone painted Immolator (working on two more), normally it has served as the transport for the Canoness Command Squad as my Heavy Support is full.



Some of the old wacky units of the Inquisition from Codex Witch Hunter.

Inquisitor and Retinue


Zealot Unit


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/12 08:11:50


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Nice use of Necromunda figures there Captain! It's strange seeing Escher used as Zealots but the whole disparate mob really pops and fits well with the lunacy of the Imperium and 40K. Top notch!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/12 09:53:25


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Gotta agree with Steiner, the necromunda models really make for a good mob


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/12 10:12:49


Post by: evildrcheese


Rets, Exorcists and Immolator are looking great.

Love the inquisitor and the zealot unit, very cool. Wish we could still get squads of zealots.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/12 13:07:45


Post by: Gen.Steiner


You can with opponent's consent! Just use the old rules for them - 4th Edition, I believe it was - that were found in White Dwarf.

Bob's your uncle. They're not even slightly overpowered but are a great way to get a cheap bunch of basic humans on the table to die heroically for the Emperor and thus enable your Sisters of Battle to actually do things.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/13 04:59:01


Post by: Captain Brown


Gen.Steiner wrote:Nice use of Necromunda figures there Captain! It's strange seeing Escher used as Zealots but the whole disparate mob really pops and fits well with the lunacy of the Imperium and 40K. Top notch!

Thanks Gen.Steiner, I did go a little loony with some of the Zealots:


Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Gotta agree with Steiner, the necromunda models really make for a good mob

Thanks Cap'n Facebeard.

evildrcheese wrote:Rets, Exorcists and Immolator are looking great.

Love the inquisitor and the zealot unit, very cool. Wish we could still get squads of zealots.

EDC


Gen.Steiner wrote:You can with opponent's consent! Just use the old rules for them - 4th Edition, I believe it was - that were found in White Dwarf.

Bob's your uncle. They're not even slightly overpowered but are a great way to get a cheap bunch of basic humans on the table to die heroically for the Emperor and thus enable your Sisters of Battle to actually do things.


Thank you both for your comments.

Since the disappeared from the list I have not fielded them as a unit, in fact the WFB artillery crew member has found a new home and I have looked for more Cawdor to fill in for Priests other models elsewhere, but there just has not been the urge. I need more old Mark I Rhinos before I re-finish this unit.

Maybe one day.

The long painting war continues...

CB

PS: Updated the name of the Necromunda gang.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/13 23:00:59


Post by: Captain Brown


So some more photos, these of the Priests...for what Ecclesiastical Army would be without Priests?



This figure could double as a Preacher or even a low level Inquisitor.


Now the two on the left of this image were only touched up by me, as they came in an eBay auction in just the right colour scheme and were quite well painted (and based but that is easy work).

More to come, but I am getting near the end of the fully painted portion of the army.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/14 13:21:42


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Ah, the Ecclesiarchy. Pray for the sinner, and purge their sins with holy fire!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/15 19:05:27


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Gen.Steiner,

In the meantime it is time to get some more painting, here is my to-do pile:



In the meantime, I am looking for old Mark I Rhinos like these to trade for:




Now I know there are none out there with Sister's markings (unless they are Immolators) and I am quite happy looking for old Marine Rhinos is various states of degradation. One thing you can see from my PLOGs is I am very proud of reviving old models and giving them life back.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/15 19:38:31


Post by: dracpanzer


I dont have the rhino models, but i have a few of the sisters doors, front plates and what not. Not sure but I think I still have a couple of Immolator turrets as well.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/16 10:55:29


Post by: Gen.Steiner


I do like that Avenger ground attack ship. Like a cross between a Stuka, a Henschel, and an A-10.

How are you planning on painting it? Imperial Navy colours I hope!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/18 07:54:52


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Can't wait to see paint hitting that avenger, it's such a great model.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/18 09:52:21


Post by: evildrcheese


Ooo looking forward to seeing what you do with the Avenger.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/19 03:14:59


Post by: MacPhail


Hey Captain, I have your classic Rhinos... three of them, in various states of repair. I'll PM you to set something up.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/20 18:02:11


Post by: Captain Brown


dracpanzer wrote:I dont have the rhino models, but i have a few of the sisters doors, front plates and what not. Not sure but I think I still have a couple of Immolator turrets as well.

Thanks dracpanzer, might be interested in the Immolator turrets and gunners.

Gen.Steiner wrote:I do like that Avenger ground attack ship. Like a cross between a Stuka, a Henschel, and an A-10.

How are you planning on painting it? Imperial Navy colours I hope!

Gen.Steiner, not certain...I saw a Sister's Scheme that really called out to me...it would also fit with the army better.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Can't wait to see paint hitting that avenger, it's such a great model.

Inevitable_Faith,

It certainly is a larger Forge World model:


evildrcheese wrote:Ooo looking forward to seeing what you do with the Avenger.

EDC

EDC,
I had some 'fun' with the assembly.

There was some spots were there resin had not filled the mold.


The nose cone was far larger than the fuselage it connected too.



MacPhail wrote:Hey Captain, I have your classic Rhinos... three of them, in various states of repair. I'll PM you to set something up.

Thanks MacPhail, PM sent.

Some more of the wacky militia:


Thank you for all the replies.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/20 22:23:20


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Noo! Do it in a funky camo scheme or a nice low-vis all-over grey two/three tone!

How about some of these?



Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/20 23:38:27


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


The Escher plasma gunner! You could sell her and live like a king!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/21 19:04:12


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Gen.Steiner and Cap'n Facebeard.

Gen.Steiner, I painted my last Vendetta in a grey pattern and it has sat unfinished for quite a while as I have not been loving the paint scheme. Does someone have some of the recent Forge World Imperial Navy patterns to share?

More on the progress of the Avenger:





Now one issue was that the rear gunner would not fit in the after cockpit with the canopy added. So lots of using a file to remove resin.


Did Forge World change all their cockpit canopies to this resin variant versus the old clear plastic you made yourself?

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/21 23:07:51


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Jeebus this is not turning out a good advert for the Avenger


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/22 14:51:12


Post by: Captain Brown


 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Jeebus this is not turning out a good advert for the Avenger


Yes, I was a little surprised myself having purchased and assembled and painted three previous Forge World Aircraft and other than one issue with the troop compartment of a Valkyrie they were great models with superior resin castings.

Work on the nose cone to get it down to a similar size to the fuselage.


More putty repairs and some detail I rebuilt out of styrene card.


Looking like a Fighter Bomber now.


Thanks for the views and comments.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/23 11:12:17


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Ah, that's sweet. I do love a good ground-attack ship.

...

No! I can't afford one! *smacks self*


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/24 18:59:30


Post by: Captain Brown


 Gen.Steiner wrote:
Ah, that's sweet. I do love a good ground-attack ship.


Thanks Gen.Steiner,

So from the photos above you will note I had to repair/replace some of the connections to the flaps (ailerons being the outer ones on the other side of the engines).

Tinkered with the weapons adding some rare earth magnets to the outer hard points.





Now I just used the missiles from my Valkyrie kit so far...not certain if I will build all the options or the bare minimum as the Avenger is pretty well armed already.

Still no set on a camo scheme so I should get on the tanks or Sisters waiting to be finished.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/24 19:31:52


Post by: CragHack


Oh my, now I'm scared to even try to assemble my Avenger...*shudders*


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/25 10:48:56


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 CragHack wrote:
Oh my, now I'm scared to even try to assemble my Avenger...*shudders*


I'll take it off your hands for free!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/28 22:30:47


Post by: Captain Brown


CragHack wrote:Oh my, now I'm scared to even try to assemble my Avenger...*shudders*

CragHack, it was not that bad, not as high quality as some of my earlier Forge World models.

Thanks Gen.Steiner, although I am certain CragHack wants to keep it.

So two things, first I have finished two Heavy Flamer Sisters to give me some more options for the Sister's Squads.




Second I am starting to question the paint scheme I had chosen for the Avenger, I was going to paint it traditional Order of Our Martyred Lady Black and Red...but now I am thinking I might paint it my standard desert camouflage I used for my Elysian aircraft (you can see it in my Elysian PLOG). What are peoples' thoughts?

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/28 22:37:54


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


HF sisters look great. On the aircraft scheme, personally I prefer aircraft not to have gaudy schemes, so a vote for the camo here. After all, isn't it actually coming from an Imperial Navy reserve? Or am I missing some fluff here?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/30 12:40:20


Post by: Gen.Steiner


I vote for standard desert camo. It'll blend in with your other armies, enable you to link them with your Sisters, and also fits the background better.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/30 13:02:44


Post by: Nevelon


As striking as a black/red flyer would be, aren’t they technically part of the Imp. Navy? So not a SoB piloted/owned asset? I’d paint it camo to match your other flyers.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/30 21:48:45


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 Nevelon wrote:
As striking as a black/red flyer would be, aren’t they technically part of the Imp. Navy? So not a SoB piloted/owned asset? I’d paint it camo to match your other flyers.


Nothing technical about it. With a tiny tiny handful of exceptions *cough*Phantine*cough* all aerospace assets are controlled and deployed by the Imperial Navy in support of Imperial Guard ground actions. Adepta Sororitas elements would, along with the Guard, and other Imperial forces, be allocated air support much in line with any modern military - request it, you get it, assuming it's available.

Most of the other exceptions concern Valkyries, Vultures and Vendettas, some of which have been permanently attached to Guard regiments. Although it's worth noting that even in these cases the crews are all still Navy trained and ranked.

Oh, and the Inquisition, who if they wanted, could I suppose order a fleet of Thunderbolts painted electric blue and hot pink and flown by church mice.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/30 21:53:45


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


 Gen.Steiner wrote:
fleet of Thunderbolts painted electric blue and hot pink and flown by church mice.


* immediately orders Reaper Mouselings set and several thunderbolts *


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/09/30 21:56:14


Post by: Gen.Steiner


*rubs hands with glee and awaits Plog*


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/10/29 05:09:27


Post by: Captain Brown


OK, the consensus is to paint the Avenger in Imperial Desert pattern colours, picked up my Dark Yellow base.

Since I did the initial black primer and then a dark red I was wondering if anyone had a good idea on removing the red in four areas easily? Then once dry and clean I would just extend the black primer upper works. Then applying my Dark Yellow base on top of a level black primer. I would rather not dunk the who model in Simple Green...it is too large.

As part of my promise to always post images with every PLOG post, here are the three Rhinos I trade with MacPhail (recommended trader) for. Striped them down and removed the superglue to break them down to the constraint parts. MacPhail had built them with some unique chassis extensions to keep them from looking too small beside his Mark II Rhinos and all I am doing is getting them back to the basic Rhino model as that is how the rest of my Sisters tanks are built.



Prepare for more cheap Rhinos or Immolators to purge the enemies of the Imperium.

The long painting war continues...

CB

PS: That means I have found the three Mark I Rhinos I was looking for. Prepare for Immolator spam.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/11/05 20:27:39


Post by: Captain Brown


Captain Brown wrote:
Since I did the initial black primer and then a dark red I was wondering if anyone had a good idea on removing the red in four smaller areas easily? Then once dry and clean I would just extend the black primer upper works. Then applying my Dark Yellow base on top of a level black primer. I would rather not dunk the who model in Simple Green...it is too large.


I'm quoting myself and there was only silence and tumble weeds rolling through...

Anyone?

Buhler?

Did flock and paint the flying base for the Avenger in the meantime. Need to post some sort of image.







The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2016/11/06 00:10:52


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Not sure I completely understand the questions but instead of cleaning the dark red off wouldn't it be possible to just mask around where you want it and re-prime in black? Depending on the areas you do this to you may not have much detail loss to worry about.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/23 05:50:39


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Not sure I completely understand the questions but instead of cleaning the dark red off wouldn't it be possible to just mask around where you want it and re-prime in black? Depending on the areas you do this to you may not have much detail loss to worry about.


That might work, I just hate extra layers of paint.

To prove that this PLOG is not dead, a WIP of my Mistress of the Repentia conversion WIP:



(Updated and added some other angles)

More to come as I have almost finished the infantry and have only some more Mark I Immolators to go.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/23 08:02:06


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Nice conversion, really digging that pose.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/25 04:55:14


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Nice conversion, really digging that pose.


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

It is a Heavy Bolter Body with some replaced arms and weapons.

And now for some progress, not of the Avenger (sadly) but of some of the remaining Sisters I still have to paint.





(Took some better photos and uploaded them)

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/25 05:53:11


Post by: evildrcheese


Oooo many meltas.

Looking good dude.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/25 09:10:41


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Very nice Dom squad, they look ready to bring some pain.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/25 13:20:45


Post by: Anpu-adom



Great work!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/25 14:12:16


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


They look awesome!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/04/26 04:13:59


Post by: MacPhail


Nice details on the robes... how many layers? Nothing like 4x melta Doms to melt someone's shiny toy.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/01 14:48:32


Post by: Captain Brown


evildrcheese wrote:Oooo many meltas.

Looking good dude.

EDC

Thanks EDC.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Very nice Dom squad, they look ready to bring some pain.

Thank you Inevitable_Faith.

Thanks Anpu-adom and Warboss_Waaazag.

MacPhail wrote:Nice details on the robes... how many layers? Nothing like 4x melta Doms to melt someone's shiny toy.

Thank you MacPhail, there are four layers on the robes since I used black as the primer...a ochre base, then a dark red, bright red and then an orange final highlight.

Four more Heavy Flamers completed:





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/03 23:33:21


Post by: Captain Brown


More Sisters painted up, three Sister Superiors with Bolters:







The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/04 01:21:24


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Those heavy flamer sisters are looking great and the three superiors too. That particular superior model is one of my favourites.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/04 07:23:40


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice job on the Heavy Flamer and Superiors.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/05 18:57:41


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks guys.

Two more Sisters with Melta Guns, so now 12 are ready to melt heretics.






Photo of these two are pretty poor...at some point I should photograph all 12 as units seem to show up better.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/05 19:02:24


Post by: Anpu-adom


Nice work. I only have 8 melta sisters right now... and they aren't even primed yet.
It truly warms my heart seeing the progress you are making on your Sisters. Keep it up!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/06 05:33:12


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Three full dom squads ready for action. That's scary any way you look at it. Good job.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/06 23:34:51


Post by: Captain Brown


Anpu-adom wrote:Nice work. I only have 8 melta sisters right now... and they aren't even primed yet.
It truly warms my heart seeing the progress you are making on your Sisters. Keep it up!

Thanks Anpu-adom, that is my goal for this year is finish each one of my armies in preparation for them needing to change for 8th.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Three full dom squads ready for action. That's scary any way you look at it. Good job.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith.

Thought I would take some better pictures of the last few completions:




Since these were taken I have gone back and fixed the nose of the Sister Superior (Centre Right when looking at them...you can see the one I mean).

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/08 11:30:19


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


Subscribed! I really like those crisp paint jobs.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/08 16:45:17


Post by: Captain Brown


 EmberlordofFire8 wrote:
Subscribed! I really like those crisp paint jobs.


Thanks EmberlordofFire8.

Now the second and third Mark I Immolators (I am calling these the Second Flight as there are one or two changes from my first Mark I Immolator):





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/08 21:07:07


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the Immolators. The mk I version does have a certain amount of class. (But to be honest I'm a convert to the newer plastic kit). Top work as ever!

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/09 18:27:06


Post by: Captain Brown


evildrcheese wrote:Nice work on the Immolators. The mk I version does have a certain amount of class. (But to be honest I'm a convert to the newer plastic kit). Top work as ever!

EDC


Thanks EDC.

Now the forth, fifth and sixth Mark I Immolators (I am calling these the Third Flight as there are one or two changes from the previous three Mark I Immolators - I acquired Sister's Icons to add here and there, as well as plastic purity seals):




Only three infantry models and one aircraft to go.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/11 02:47:18


Post by: oldravenman3025





First-rate work and excellent skill demonstrated here, Captain Brown. It's nice to see somebody give the Sisters the love they deserve. And I'm really digging those Mk I Rhinos you're using. It takes me back to the good ol' days when 40k was made of 80's and AWESOME.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/11 12:45:52


Post by: Dysartes


Looking good, Captain - glad to see you're still working on these SoBs.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/12 23:27:13


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks oldravenman3025 and Dysartes,

Now all six Immolators together.



Ready to burn Heretics.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/18 15:03:02


Post by: Captain Brown


Did some touch-up on my two converted Exorcists.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/18 15:58:23


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I l0ve these (didn't mean to put a 0 there, but Im to lazy to change it ).


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/18 18:30:34


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Much prefer these to the pipe organ thing. Good job dude.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/18 18:40:47


Post by: AshNomad


Nice Job. Love the Immolators.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/20 23:39:37


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks EmberlordofFire8, Inevitable_Faith and AshNomad.

Now for the last large vehicle in the army, the Avenger Strike Fighter:





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/21 01:15:52


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


The ASF is such a gorgeous model and you've done an absolutely lovely paintjob for it, another home run man, good job.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/21 03:13:57


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Very nice strike fighter. Your army is growing by leaps and bounds.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/21 05:13:23


Post by: Dysartes


That's come out really nicely, Captain - well done.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/21 17:21:36


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith wrote:The ASF is such a gorgeous model and you've done an absolutely lovely paintjob for it, another home run man, good job.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith.
Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Very nice strike fighter. Your army is growing by leaps and bounds.

Thanks Warboss_Waaazag, it is done with three more figures.

Thank you Dysartes.

Now the last little bits and bobs, with 8th promising more for often ignored or derided models I have finished the converted Mistress Repentia to complete that squad.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/21 17:28:56


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Loving the Avenger, and the Sister Repentia are pretty nice as well


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/21 23:20:43


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Love the pose on that Mistress, great job, the Repentia squad looks ace.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/22 05:53:46


Post by: evildrcheese


Top work on the Avenger. Nice conversion on the Repentia Mistress too.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/22 14:49:16


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks CommissarKhaine, Inevitable_Faith and evildrcheese.

The last two Sisters armed with Multi-Meltas...it sounds like in 8th they will be mobile enough to use again.





And some extra shots of the Avenger.



There is a little silvering of the decals, so I will be touching them up in the near future, but next up is an army shot with the entire army.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/22 20:37:23


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


MM sisters look great dude. I think they'll definitely see more table-time in 8th. Looking forward to that army shot.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/24 00:33:25


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

And since you requested it:





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/24 01:30:57


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Wow. That's quite stunning. Any clue how many points that adds up to?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/24 02:48:47


Post by: Anpu-adom


Nice!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/24 03:28:13


Post by: amazingturtles


That is a wonderful force and inspiring to see. Well done as per always


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/24 04:34:43


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Such a gorgeous force dude, I love it. Great job.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/24 05:28:58


Post by: Dysartes


Great looking army, Captain - any plans to get the trio from the first Triumvirate box, or might you just convert two models for the Seraphim bodyguards?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/24 15:20:02


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


I wish I had the dedication to build that kind of army, but between my 11+ armies I can't find the time or money to work on just one.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/26 00:12:53


Post by: Captain Brown


Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Wow. That's quite stunning. Any clue how many points that adds up to?

Thanks Warboss_Waaazag. No idea since I have never fielded the entire army at once but instead 1500 or 1850 point games…this is what I laid out:

HQ:
-Living Saint
-Canoness with squad including 3 Storm Bolters, Sister Dialogus, and Sister Hospitillar

Elites:
-Repentia Squad of 7 Repentia and 1 Mistress in a Rhino Transport

Fast Attack:
-Dominion Squad with Sister Superior armed with Combi-Weapon (Melta), 4 Sisters with Melta Guns, Sister with Simulacrum Imperialis, 4 Sisters armed with Bolters and a Rhino Transport
-Dominion Squad with Sister Superior, 4 Sisters with Flamers, Sister with Simulacrum Imperialis (Don’t ask me why, I just put the models in this combination for the photo), 4 Sisters armed with Bolters and a Rhino Transport
-Seraphim Squad with Sister Superior armed with Power Sword and Plasma Pistol, 2 Seraphim with Hand Flamers and seven Seraphim
-Seraphim Squad with Sister Superior armed with Power Sword and Plasma Pistol, 2 Seraphim with Hand Flamers and seven Seraphim

Heavy Support:
-Avenger Strike Fighter
-Exorcist
-Exorcist
-Retributor Squad with 4 Sisters with Heavy Bolters and 3 Sisters with Bolters

Troops:
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior, 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Heavy Flamer, 2 Battle Sisters with Bolters and an Immolator Transport
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior, 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Heavy Flamer, 2 Battle Sisters with Bolters and an Immolator Transport
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior, 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Heavy Flamer, 2 Battle Sisters with Bolters and an Immolator Transport
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior, 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Heavy Flamer, 2 Battle Sisters with Bolters and an Immolator Transport
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior, 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Heavy Flamer, 2 Battle Sisters with Bolters and an Immolator Transport
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior, 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Heavy Flamer, 2 Battle Sisters with Bolters and an Immolator Transport
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior armed with a Combi-Weapon (Flamer), 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Multi-Melta, 7 Sisters with Bolters and a Rhino Transport
-Sisters Squad with a Sister Superior armed with a Combi-Weapon (Flamer), 1 Sister with a Melta Gun, 1 Sister with a Multi-Melta, 7 Sisters with Bolters and a Rhino Transport

I think that is all the squads, I also have 5 Priests (not shown) to add to units.

Thank you Anpu-adom, amazingturtles and Inevitable_Faith

Dysartes wrote:Great looking army, Captain - any plans to get the trio from the first Triumvirate box, or might you just convert two models for the Seraphim bodyguards?

Thanks Dysartes, yes to Sisters Superiors in the Seraphim squads would make perfect bodyguards.

EmberlordofFire8 wrote:I wish I had the dedication to build that kind of army, but between my 11+ armies I can't find the time or money to work on just one.

It will happen for you EmberlordofFire8, it will, just keep at it...start with your favourite or smallest army and start a model at a time.

Some more close-ups of the army:




The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/26 00:24:04


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Wow. Quite a force. I'm really impressed. What's next?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/29 04:41:26


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Warboss_Waaazag,

Going to work on the last of my Elysians next, finish that army and then perhaps Guard or Eldar...with the Eldar I would have an end-point like my Sisters, Orks and hopefully Elysians will have.

Some close-ups of the Avenger and her Navy makings to show why she is not Black and Red.




The long painting war continues...although for this army is it won.

CB



Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/05/29 06:43:18


Post by: Dysartes


And the unstated advantage of it not being black and red, of course, is that you can use it to give the Elysians some air support too


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/06/15 20:31:07


Post by: Captain Brown


 Dysartes wrote:
And the unstated advantage of it not being black and red, of course, is that you can use it to give the Elysians some air support too


Thanks Dysartes.

Now something a little different, a last pair of battles in the old edition:

So I had a couple of battles with my group's resident Tau player. One win and one loss over two battles at 1500 points.

First battle was Purge The Alien with a Hammer and Anvil Deployment. Tau had first turn and with his 1500 points he brought a Riptide with two Shield/Missile Drones, Commander in Suit with Bodyguard and six Marker Drones, two full squads of Firewarriors with all the fixings, an Ion Head, a full Broadside Squad with six Missile Drones, a squad of Pathfinders and an Ethereal for the Feel-No-Pain.

Some photos of the first battle:






These show some of the initial deployments, mostly from the Tau perspective.

What you see in my deployment are the two Exorcists and Retributor Squad (hidden in the ruined building), Canoness with command squad is just in front of the building, three Sister Battle Squads in Rhinos, and an Immolator with Multi-Melta (the transport for the Retributors). My Dominion Squad and Seraphim were in reserve.

Well the Exorcists did yeoman's work and surprisingly the Heavy Bolters of the Retributors did great work as they were just in range of many of the Tau units. My Rhinos were just targets for the Tau weapons and their squads did not get close (although the blasted out hulks made excellent cover - never forget your mission). Dominions did what they do best, take out enemy tanks. Canoness Command Squad was only a glorified target as everyone tries to grab the quick Slay the Warlord victory points.

Save your Exorcist shots for the Riptide and Tanks first, Crisis Suits only make good targets when their Drones have been removed, otherwise they are ablative wounds...especially for Command Squads with the boadguard Shas'vre being characters for 'Look-Out-Sir'.

More shots as the battle progressed.




Here are some Tau Pathfinders moving forward with their scout move to get those Marker Lights in range.


These Broadsides are nasty, with the Drones serving as cannon fodder.


A shot of my Retributors in cover.

Here is the first turn or two as the Sisters try to push forward with Rhinos. I needed to get to the Tau and draw them out otherwise they would remain in cover and snipe away at me for Victory Points.


You can see my Canoness and her Command Squad have used their Faith to get the maximum distance and reach a crater to avoid Tau fire. Already one Rhino is a smoking ruin and is just a crated near the Exorcist. At least the Tau were focused on the transports instead of the Heavy Support tanks.

Next turn and the Canoness is all alone and my other Sisters are starting to bail out. This was due to my failing every reserve role. However the Riptide has taken a lot of Exorcist fire and has failed several saves and the invulnerable ones from the nearby Ethereal...then a reactor failure takes it down to one wound.

Now the Seraphim have finally arrived and only one Rhino remains, but every Sister's squad other than the Canoness is still in the fight.

Finally my reserves come on and the Tau left flank collapses as the combined fire from Exorcists and Retributors destroys the deep striking Tau Command Squad and the Seraphim burn through most of the Broadsides with all their fire.

On the Tau right flank the Dominions have taken out the Ion Head and the Riptide actually feel to small arms fire (a lot of small arms fire).

However I did not have the same success in the second battle with our resident Tau player. For the next battle I tried a different army with a Living Saint instead of a Canoness Command Squad. The Living Saint would accompany a Seraphim squad.



The set-up was diagonal making for a critical area of building ruins right in the center.

The Tau built a firebase situated in the main buildings on their deepest portion of the board.



I built a refused flank set up with most of my vehicles set up behind builds on my left with the intention of trying to hammer his right, which was his very deadly XV-88s with their missile Drones and was isolated enough that his Firewarriors would be too far away to assist, although those two Hammerheads looked ominous and could drive out to cause trouble.

Tau had first turn and used it to do as much damage to me as possible, whenever a Rhino was destroyed the Sisters squad would bail out into cover or start moving to objective sit. The real pain was my one of my Exorcist exploding in spectacular fashion (watch out for those Railguns from Hammerheads).

I stuck to my plan despite the heavy loses as my army was mostly on the table and was concentrated still. Unfortunately I failed a difficult terrain roll and trapped one Rhino before it got off the line. My forces advanced and removed a few Missile Drones from the XV-88s.

Then it was Tau turn two and disaster struck...all his reserves came on and a Riptide and Command Squad landed right where he wanted them...in front of my left flank assault. He hit with everything...I mean everything and destroyed Rhinos or in the case of one squad that had disembarked earlier he wiped them out. His Riptide eliminated the second Exorcist.



My turn and things did not look so good, my reserve roles only brought on one Seraphim squad...and they scattered. Basically to the worst possible spot, out of range of their Bolt Pistols but in range of a whole load of Firewarriors.



Perhaps a better view of that scattering is here.



My first unit of Seraphim were going to die, it was just a matter of when.



My main mechanized units (well not any longer) too the battle in the ruins to the Crisis Suits...but the cost was horrendous leaving on the remnants of two squads in the ruins holding on to objectives.



The Tau took their revenge by destroying the Seraphim drew all the Firewarrior pulse rifle fire and the XV-88's and their drones as well...but they ignored my one remaining Rhino still in play (albeit an empty Rhino). Not only that, there was another unit of Crisis Warriors who had not come on yet...although with the Riptide moving forward there was not much chance I would have any Sister's left to hold the objectives and their victory points. Revenge for the Sisters did come with my Dominion Squad in their Immolator arriving to find two Tau tanks in short range. The Seraphim led by the Living Saint came down...despite deviation they were close to the Tau Firewarriors in one building who had massacred their sisters a turn before. Even better was the lone Rhino accelerated across the table and slammed into the XV-88s in a tank-shock attack...a failed leadership roll and the XV-88's ran off the board!



In the shooting phase, out came the Dominions and their Melta Guns destroyed the Ion gun Hammerhead, the Immolator with it's Multi-Melta removed the Railgun Hammerhead. The Seraphim and Living Saint's fire destroyed a Firewarrior Squad. Now the Tau were faced with the possible loss of their objectives.



A short ranged firefight was raging around the Tau objectives and the Firewarriors even moved out of the second building to get close enough for extra rapid fire shots. Now normally I would always take a short range firefight with my Sisters, however the dice were no landing my way as the Riptides extra shots, the Crisis Suit teams fire and the Firewarriors combined to destroy the Immolator, Dominions, most of the Seraphim and let the Tau control one and contest the other objective.



My counter charge against the Crisis Suit team was short by an inch and thus the game as the Riptide moved in to finish off the last of the Sisters holding the objectives on my side of the board.



Victory for the Tau and a loss for my Sisters. Although by the time all the points were counted it was really close because I had held or contested a lot of objectives before attrition took it's toll.

Apologies the photos are a little grainy, when you are caught up in the action and taking shots during a battle sometimes the photographer has to duck for cover.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/07/16 10:48:14


Post by: Camkierhi


Aaaargh can't see pics in last post.

However the army shots are jaw dropping.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/07/17 17:21:11


Post by: MacPhail


Great job, Captain! The army has looked sharp in all it's smaller incarnations and looks that much more awe-inspiring when arrayed for battle as a whole. Plus, from the looks of your vehicle configurations, it should play very well in 8th edition! I'm only sad to hear that it's done... moving on to other things?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/07/18 05:44:11


Post by: oldravenman3025




Outstanding job, Captain Brown. I just wish that "Photo-junkit" hadn't screwed the pooch with your last series of images.


The Avenger is especially nice.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/07/19 06:00:22


Post by: evildrcheese


Argh! God damn photo bucket denying me!

Army shots look magnificent though, really impressive work.

EDC


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/07/30 04:33:31


Post by: Captain Brown


Camkierhi wrote:Aaaargh can't see pics in last post.

However the army shots are jaw dropping.


Thanks Camkierhi,

Image links fixed.

MacPhail wrote:Great job, Captain! The army has looked sharp in all it's smaller incarnations and looks that much more awe-inspiring when arrayed for battle as a whole. Plus, from the looks of your vehicle configurations, it should play very well in 8th edition! I'm only sad to hear that it's done... moving on to other things?

Thank you MacPhail, next is to finish my FW Elysians.

oldravenman3025 wrote:
Outstanding job, Captain Brown. I just wish that "Photo-junkit" hadn't screwed the pooch with your last series of images.

The Avenger is especially nice.

Thanks oldravenman3025,

Images have been loaded and hosted off Photobucket now.

evildrcheese wrote:Argh! God damn photo bucket denying me!

Army shots look magnificent though, really impressive work.

EDC

Thank you EDC,

So next posts were over on my Elysian PLOG as I have corrected the Photobucket links there as well.

Thank you all for watching the Sisters get finished.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/07/30 05:45:47


Post by: EmberlordofFire8


with his 1500 points he brought a Riptide with two Shield/Missile Drones, Commander in Suit with Bodyguard and six Marker Drones, two full squads of Firewarriors with all the fixings, an Ion Head, a full Broadside Squad with six Missile Drones, a squad of Pathfinders and an Ethereal for the Feel-No-Pain.


He got all that in at 1500 points?! Are you sure he wasn't messing with you?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/08/01 14:53:38


Post by: Captain Brown


 EmberlordofFire8 wrote:
with his 1500 points he brought a Riptide with two Shield/Missile Drones, Commander in Suit with Bodyguard and six Marker Drones, two full squads of Firewarriors with all the fixings, an Ion Head, a full Broadside Squad with six Missile Drones, a squad of Pathfinders and an Ethereal for the Feel-No-Pain.


He got all that in at 1500 points?! Are you sure he wasn't messing with you?


EmberlordofFire8,

I seriously doubt it, our group has been playing since Rogue Trader days. Besides in 8th we have only been playing with Force Levels and the points are never even there and we have had close games in all but one instance.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/09/02 21:08:06


Post by: Captain Brown


Right, I have fixed all of the blocked Photobucket images and replaced them with Imgur images.

Back up for your viewing pleasure.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/09/02 21:53:50


Post by: Camkierhi


Bout blooming time! Lol. Cool. Thanks for making the effort sir.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2017/09/04 20:51:35


Post by: oldravenman3025


Captain Brown wrote:
Right, I have fixed all of the blocked Photobucket images and replaced them with Imgur images.

Back up for your viewing pleasure.

Cheers,

CB




Much thanks. And I enjoyed the BatRep.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/17 16:56:28


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks folks,

So I have gone and converted two Seraphim to make a pair of Geminae Superior to escort my Celeste. I also gave Celeste a larger base.





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/18 11:22:31


Post by: mcmattila


Really nice work on those Geminae and Celeste! Wonderful reds and blacks!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/18 11:48:58


Post by: Nevelon


Very nice work. A trio of vengefully angels.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/18 21:08:01


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you mcmattila and Nevelon,

Now doing up another Canoness.




Customizing her with a Storm Bolter and Eviscerator...however I think that the regular eviscerators are gone from the CA list...which would make it a Chainsword. :(

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/18 21:22:07


Post by: tzurk


Nice work on the Seraphim, and the Canoness is coming together nicely. Love your rich, smooth reds.

It's amazing how well those old Sisters models have held up. Sleek, detailed, and to me, one of the standout ranges to actually capture the feel of 40k. Good stuff!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/19 03:41:14


Post by: amazingturtles


Nicely done! And chainsword or otherwise, i think it looks nifty.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/19 17:42:47


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you tzurk and amazingturtles,

Converted Canoness is pretty well done.






So the Storm Bolter allows the Canoness to keep up fire at a range in line with the Sister squads around her.

Obviously the model pose does not lend itself to holding the Storm Bolter in two hands, so I built a smaller version...even so it is still quite large.

The long painting war continues...

CB




Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/22 06:43:48


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Nice conversion, storm bolter is a good pick as with the new SoB rules they look to be pretty solid choices.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/22 08:35:14


Post by: Camkierhi


She is looking great, very 40k, very cool.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/28 23:39:25


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith wrote:Nice conversion, storm bolter is a good pick as with the new SoB rules they look to be pretty solid choices.


Camkierhi wrote:She is looking great, very 40k, very cool.


Thank you Inevitable_Faith and Camkierhi,

So I took photos with two different backgrounds (blue and white) and I am wondering which looks better.

Here are Geminae Superia converted from metal Seraphim and Seraphim Superior models with the white



You have already seen the blue.


Which actually presents the models better?

Thoughts?

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/28 23:55:26


Post by: dracpanzer


I like them better with the blue background, great stuff as always.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/29 00:46:30


Post by: Ezki


Hey,

Just now tuning in.

Your army looks really good.
I especially love the older rhino chassis and the Exorcist conversions are amazing!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/29 05:44:06


Post by: Camkierhi


Blue .



Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/29 05:54:52


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Personally I prefer black or white backgrounds (they are colour neutral) but the blue background has certainly made the colours on the models pop much more and show up clearly. The same could be achieved on a white background but you'd have to play with camera settings to get the colours to pop since white backgrounds tend to flare lighting and wash the colours out. For simplicity I say blue is the easier background.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/29 14:03:30


Post by: Nevelon


I’ll toss another vote for the blue.

Very nice looking ladies there, on either background.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/29 23:19:57


Post by: Captain Brown


Ezki wrote:Hey,

Just now tuning in.

Your army looks really good.
I especially love the older rhino chassis and the Exorcist conversions are amazing!

Thank you Ezki, I finally broke down and got some of the new vehicles here on Dakka, but have not started assembling them yet.

Thank you dracpanzer, Camkierhi, Inevitable_Faith, and Nevelon for the thoughts on colour. The only challenge with the Blue is that my flesh tones seem to vanish...likely because they are so light.




The long painitng war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2018/12/30 02:18:06


Post by: kestral


The black highlighted with blue looks very good - I need to do that more often, especially with the white hair. Classic!


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2019/01/03 23:02:59


Post by: Midget Gems


Nice Work Captain B, it was really interesting to see the different between the Models on the white and blue background. They look really good when you can see all the detail on them

Your SOB Army looks great and nice to see them getting some action on the battlefield.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2019/01/07 23:14:24


Post by: Captain Brown


kestral wrote:The black highlighted with blue looks very good - I need to do that more often, especially with the white hair. Classic!


Thanks kestral.

Midget Gems wrote:Nice Work Captain B, it was really interesting to see the different between the Models on the white and blue background. They look really good when you can see all the detail on them

Your SOB Army looks great and nice to see them getting some action on the battlefield.


Thank you Midget Gems.

The completed Canoness conversion, did some final work on her face and some touch-ups on her chains.



Next up is another Canoness getting similar treatment, but she will have the Relic Sword.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2019/01/11 20:16:23


Post by: Captain Brown


Did the second Canoness.

Again built a customer Storm Bolter to let her add her fire to nearby squads.





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2019/01/11 20:26:11


Post by: youwashock


Digging those Canoness models. I think sticking with the blue background is the right move.


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2019/01/12 09:51:37


Post by: Dysartes


The Canoness looks great, Captain - where is the storm bolter from?


Captain Brown Paints Sisters of Battle - 160+ pictures  @ 2019/01/14 22:20:20


Post by: Captain Brown


youwashock wrote:Digging those Canoness models. I think sticking with the blue background is the right move.

Thank you youwashock.
Dysartes wrote:The Canoness looks great, Captain - where is the storm bolter from?

Dysartes,

Thanks. The storm bolter is made from an Ork Shoota magazine and trigger parts and one side of a Imperial Guard Tank Accessory sprue Storm Bolter.



This shot of the two of them might help as you look at the Storm bolter from the side.

The long painting war continues...

CB