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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/16 08:52:19


Post by: Viterbi


Hi everyone! Been lurking for some time now and decided this month to dip my toe into the painting challenge. And because I love going through all the other project logs, I decided to start my own. I've been active again since 2014 (after a nearly 10-year-hiatus), but only really started painting miniatures instead of buying painted armies on eBay last year.

With the arrival of Shadowspear this year I took the plunge and build a Space Marines army. And because I love their metallic green armor and their iconography, but not their heretical world views, I built a loyal Alpha Legion successor chapter: The Emperor's Fangs. I'll highlight the painted models in the next days (or weeks), once I have worked some more on my photo setup (which is just a normal lamp and my phone camera at this point, but I know I have a tripod and better light somewhere).

Down below you can see the current status of "painted", "in painting" and "primed". Still on sprue are 5 Infiltrators, 5 Intercessors, 5 Hellblasters and 3 Aggressors, but they are for next year. My aim is to get everything painted that's primed until the end of the year, but we'll see how that goes.




Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/16 09:06:59


Post by: Etheneus


That metallic green look awesome!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/16 11:28:38


Post by: Bschwi1


I love how the metallic green and the red go together!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/16 15:52:31


Post by: youwashock


Your comp entries look pretty cool. I like the color scheme. The blood in the snow is a great effect.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/16 16:07:19


Post by: Pomander Cask


Very nice, I like your choice of colours!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/16 18:33:06


Post by: gobert


Nice looking army! Great fluffy choice of Alpha Legion Loyalists with the shadow spear box


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/17 07:10:37


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks for all the kind words!

Did a quick color scheme test in the hope that my pre-order of the SoB box goes through. Whereas the armor of the marines is Leadbelcher plus 2-3 coats of Coelia Greenshade (I was nearly 20 models in, when Contrast hit), I‘m using Terradon Torquoise for my sisters armor. It looks very similar, but has the added bonus that I can correct mistakes, which is not very easy with the marines.

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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/17 17:56:22


Post by: youwashock


That's a good look for Amalia. A group of the new models painted to match is going to be sweet. Best of luck with your order.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/17 19:26:12


Post by: gobert


She looks great in your marine colours! Fingers crossed she is joined by a similarly heretical hydrocarbon based Sisters


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/18 06:14:42


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks youwashock and gobert! The shop later posted on Facebook, that he sold out of the english box after 30 minutes, I ordered after 2 minutes so am cautiously optimistic.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/20 10:59:02


Post by: Viterbi


Seeing how it may be good enough weather this weekend to be priming, I started on a new squad:



Not sure yet, if I use the combat knifes as count as chainswords or if there's room on their belts to attach some chainswords from the MK III marines set. When they are ready, they will be accompanying Captain Malleo Tyd, who despite appearances not only has a thunder hammer, but also a jump pack and a storm shield. And one of these days I will find a solution to model them on him, but all bitz I tried out while building him didn't work out, so he'll have to stay put this way.



Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/20 14:03:48


Post by: youwashock


Cool looking model. I like the headlong charge.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/21 16:29:33


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks! It's the Watch Captain Artemis mini with just the armes, shoulderpads and backpack swapped. He really has a very dynamic pose.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/21 16:43:15


Post by: ph34r


Alpha legion successors! I love the idea, cool metallic scheme.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/24 08:01:41


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks ph34r!

Some progress, I painted the last three Incursors, so that's every built Vanguard unit painted, need to make some group shots sometime next week.

In other news, I built the Assault Marines. Backpacks and heads are bluetacked and I beliveve I need to work on the pistol arm of the one reiver dude. And maybe add some grenades and pouches from the Deathwatch set.

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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/26 12:58:10


Post by: Viterbi


Working from home today and made a little push during my break, Assault Intercessors are nearly done, main objective was to get the heads of the Sgt. and grenade launcher guy ready.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/28 13:45:30


Post by: Viterbi


Got the mail that my Adepta Sororitas Box should be on it's way to arrive hopefully tomorrow or Saturday. With this in mind, I took Celestine out of the box and boy oh boy, I really messed up her face while painting her a year ago. I tried to do a glowing eye effect with the gemstone paint from GW. I still don't know why this seemed like a good idea. I than painted over with a flesh tone, took the photo and called it a day. But now, she's getting a make-over into my new color scheme.
And my Jump Captain finally got a jump pack (looted from Blood Angels apparently) and some eyes.

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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/28 18:11:34


Post by: youwashock


That color looks rather amazing on Celestine. Jump pack worked out good, too. After he gets his shield he is going to be a very imposing model.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/30 11:30:02


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks youwashock.

But I had to go back and clean Celestine up, I painted the model a year ago, but had her built directly after Gathering Storm hit and I did not clean up anything. On her leg was some plastic, which I thought was a misshapen purity seal, but it was leftover from the sprue So she needs a new coat of leadbelcher on a few parts and than the green contrast, before I can proceed. But seeing as my SoB Set came yesterday, I'll probably work on them, to maybe get them primed, if the weather allows for that.

And trying something out for the captain, I think round shield is the way to go, just need to find something more suitable in my bitz box than this placeholder

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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/11/30 19:39:23


Post by: youwashock


Part of me loves it the way it is...

Good idea, though. Switching up from the more common rectangular or cross shaped shields looks cool.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/01 07:47:39


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks youwashock. I'm also on the edge, because with the shield you can't see the hand and it really lends to the pose. But seeing as I didn't find a fitting shield, he'll remain the way he is for the moment.

Started on the Sisters, already not loving to have the heads and backpacks separate to get everywhere on the models Flamer sister also has her arms bluetacked on, hope they fit, when I glue them into place after painting.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/01 17:09:42


Post by: gobert


I vote for Captain America’s shield! If you paint it you could swap in the gold, green and red but keep the image.

Glad to see the plastic sisters made it safely to Germany! Good luck getting them all together once painted!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/01 20:44:37


Post by: Fifty


I found painting heads on little bits of metal like that can work really well. Maybe it won't be too bad.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/03 06:34:48


Post by: Viterbi


gobert wrote:I vote for Captain America’s shield! If you paint it you could swap in the gold, green and red but keep the image.

Glad to see the plastic sisters made it safely to Germany! Good luck getting them all together once painted!


I'd love to just use the shield, especially as he would be a mixture of Cap and Thor Good thing, shield and handle are not a good scale, so I'm not tempted to snatch it from Lego Cap, who surely would be sad to see it go.
But a friend is looking through his bitz box this weekend to see, if he finds something appropriate. A Tau shield generator would probably work well. Biggest problem for me would be making straps to go over his outstretched hand. My green stuff skills are sometimes not good enough to fill gaps

Fifty wrote:I found painting heads on little bits of metal like that can work really well. Maybe it won't be too bad.


I did it with flight stands and bluetac with some of the heads of my marines, it really helps to paint them better. But the method to attach the heads was not ideal and I saw on some other plog here the method with the bits of metal and it's a really good idea.

In other news, small progress atm, built two repentias and may start painting the heads and backpacks of the battle sisters, if I find the time this evening.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/03 07:02:40


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


I really like the Terrain turquoise armour on the Sisters, out of interest is it straight out of the bottle or mixed with some medium? Whichever way I plan on using a similar scheme on a CSM army I have planned.

Also that big bit of AOS terrain that Tyd and painted Sister are stood on, have you got a recipe for that as I have one laying around that needs painting. Keep it up!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/03 07:23:52


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks ListenToMeWarriors!

The sisters armor is painted straight out of the bottle. Although there is a little pooling (nothing that really bothers me), but I have contrast medium on the way and may try to thin it down a bit.

The AoS terrain was quite simple: Sprayed with mechanicus standard grey, washed with agrax earthshade and a heavy drybrush with karak stone.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/03 08:23:15


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Thank you Viterbi, the simplest ways are often the best.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/03 16:46:55


Post by: Yorkright


I really like how your space marines turned out, that metallic green is very eye catching, and the gore is in just the right amount. Now that your painting up the Sisters I cant wait to see how they turn out.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/04 07:12:25


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks Yorkright!

Started with the heads, but looks like I won't get to prime the rest of the model in the near future weatherwise. Got the eyes down, but skin color was a little to thin and hair and skin contrast colors bled into another (especially with the repentia head), trying to clean it up this evening (and the eyes of flamer girl, they look weird atm).

Sadly sticking the heads on the metal did not work out the best, probably because the contact point is to small.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/04 14:10:25


Post by: youwashock


A little tidying and you'll be good. Painting stuff in pieces can get a little fiddly. I think you nailed the face on the bottom left with the eye-patch.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/04 23:56:28


Post by: IGtR=


I find that often blue tacking heads is best. That, or sticking the base of a head in the gap in a slotta base so there is more contact. If on the edge you still get lots of access. A metal rod will be too weak I think. I use the slotta base even with metal heads and it works fine


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/05 05:37:52


Post by: Viterbi


youwashock wrote:A little tidying and you'll be good. Painting stuff in pieces can get a little fiddly. I think you nailed the face on the bottom left with the eye-patch.


Thanks, I finished her last evening, it's the best of several great head sculpts.

IGtR= wrote:I find that often blue tacking heads is best. That, or sticking the base of a head in the gap in a slotta base so there is more contact. If on the edge you still get lots of access. A metal rod will be too weak I think. I use the slotta base even with metal heads and it works fine


Thanks, may give that a try, I believe I have some bases with slots somewhere in a box.

And the weather gods smiled on me yesterday so I was able to get the sisters primed, but made it a very short session so had to do some touchups with the brush, but now they are ready for painting and I'm quite excited. Points-wise it should be enough for Kill Team, seeing that I can take Pious Vorne and Thaddeus the Purifier with them, thanks to their updated data sheets in the Kill Team annual.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/05 09:27:51


Post by: Pomander Cask


You can try gluing the heads onto sprue frame sticks, with plastic glue. I guess the real pros don't do it, but I think it works rather well. Once you're done painting, you just use a nipper to snip off the head.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/06 20:22:11


Post by: Viterbi


May give that a try too, thanks!

A little work on my entry for the paint comp. Think I'm gonna do all the other colors first and finish by doing all the blue lines and than cleanup.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/06 20:44:24


Post by: youwashock


That looks like one of those projects that will be time-consuming but worth it in the end.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/06 21:55:43


Post by: Captain Brown


 Viterbi wrote:
Sadly sticking the heads on the metal did not work out the best, probably because the contact point is to small.


Viterbi,

As already mentioned by Pomander Cask...simple popsicle sticks work well...just get yourself some "blue-tac" or similar poster sticking gum and mount the heads/small item on something that will not sway in your hands.

Good luck.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/10 14:43:21


Post by: Viterbi


Not much progress on the bird, but switched from the blue in the pics to a little brighter one and like the effect better. Maybe get some time in this evening to do a bit more on the flyer.

youwashock wrote:That looks like one of those projects that will be time-consuming but worth it in the end.


I hope so, atm I'm fretting with the parts that are painted gold with the standard paint job. Probably gonna go with the original blue and edge highlights with the lighter blue, may test it this evening.

Captain Brown wrote:
 Viterbi wrote:
Sadly sticking the heads on the metal did not work out the best, probably because the contact point is to small.


Viterbi,

As already mentioned by Pomander Cask...simple popsicle sticks work well...just get yourself some "blue-tac" or similar poster sticking gum and mount the heads/small item on something that will not sway in your hands.

Good luck.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks, the next wave of heads I'll try some of your suggestions!

And because work on the bird stalled a little I follow ListenToMeWarriors inspiration and also post pics of what I painted this year so far (apart from the Corvus and some sisters there's not gonna be much being painted the rest of the year).
When I started out this year I aimed for painting as much miniatures as I did in 2018, which was 78 infantry, 2 vehicles/walkers and the kill team terrain. In march or april I realized, that I progressed much faster than I suspected and set my aim for 150 infantry models this year. I'm now standing at 141 but am not sure, if I will reach the 150. It's possible, but I'm not putting much pressure on it because I'm quite satisfied with the output, especially comparing my space marines to my custodes from last year. They will be getting the biostrip treatment
Additionally I did two walkers and a vehicle, but not much terrain. And seeing what I painted for AoS this year (4 SCE) I'm gonna tackle more models next year, I still have some Kharadron Overlords to finish and want to start a Ogor army, which happily will result in not too many models to paint. And now without further ado the pics:





Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/10 17:00:10


Post by: youwashock


Nice. Good job getting so much done this year. Liking the Rogue Trader.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/10 17:21:51


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Agreed, great progress in terms of quality and output. It is great to see them all displayed together like this, and the big scenery elements help to really show them off.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/10 23:40:26


Post by: Captain Brown


Nothing like seeing all the painted progress and the dent in the armies of unpainted grey.

Keep up the long painting war.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/11 16:08:00


Post by: Viterbi


youwashock wrote:Nice. Good job getting so much done this year. Liking the Rogue Trader.


Thanks. Funnily enough I don't like her for Kill Team, but feel she fits perfectly into the Mordheim setting. Although I lazily play her as a rouge trader that fell through a warp rift

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Agreed, great progress in terms of quality and output. It is great to see them all displayed together like this, and the big scenery elements help to really show them off.


Captain Brown wrote:Nothing like seeing all the painted progress and the dent in the armies of unpainted grey.

Keep up the long painting war.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks guys! It really helps seeing grey or primed models disappearing (although some just went to ebay ). Most of the space marines sat primed on my desk for months and it felt so good seeing the silver pile get smaller and the green one on another table bigger.

And did a little work on the corvus, decided to definitely omit other colors and keep black and blue as the main colors with silver for guns and decorations.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/11 17:35:04


Post by: youwashock


Flyer looking good. I see some Repentia warming up there in the back, too. Excited to see how they turn out.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/12 21:13:01


Post by: Yorkright


Thanks for that shot of your army, what a great looking bunch of Marines! How many points do you have painted up? New bird is looking sweet too. Ditto what Youwashock said about the sisters.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/13 03:22:01


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Wow, for someone who has only recently started painting, your stuff looks amazing. That first pic with the marines with the banner is epic. Really impressive details on the banner. And the overall army shots are really impressive. I am impressed by your output in quantity and quality.

The color scheme works really well and is a pretty original look. Is it just me or are the vehicles a different color?

I really like Mr. Capt. America there. I agree the round shield looks great. I see he is still without shield in the army shot. If you don't have one, there are a lot of good ones from third party bits sites. Maybe go for a round Spartan shield.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/13 11:29:39


Post by: Viterbi


youwashock wrote:Flyer looking good. I see some Repentia warming up there in the back, too. Excited to see how they turn out.


Yorkright wrote: Thanks for that shot of your army, what a great looking bunch of Marines! How many points do you have painted up? New bird is looking sweet too. Ditto what Youwashock said about the sisters.


Thanks guys! Made a little start with the sisters, but the battle ones have priority before the repentias
Did a quick check with battlescribe and according to their data I have 2.214 points of painted space marines (although it's 790 points of hq options ).

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Wow, for someone who has only recently started painting, your stuff looks amazing. That first pic with the marines with the banner is epic. Really impressive details on the banner. And the overall army shots are really impressive. I am impressed by your output in quantity and quality.

The color scheme works really well and is a pretty original look. Is it just me or are the vehicles a different color?

I really like Mr. Capt. America there. I agree the round shield looks great. I see he is still without shield in the army shot. If you don't have one, there are a lot of good ones from third party bits sites. Maybe go for a round Spartan shield.


Thanks, that's really nice to hear ! I started painting slowly in 2017 and according to my trello board (yep, I have a trello board for painting and building progress ) I painted about 40 minis and I'm happy to have been able to increase this in the following years and getting better at it. Although if you see closeups of my minis, they are not as cleanly painted as they appear from normal viewing distance Still room to improve although I'm not sure, that I have the patience.

You're right, the vehicles are painted differently because their surfaces wouldn't lend themselves so well to my method for the green metallic. They are painted in the color of the shoulderpads.

Yeah, the captain remains shieldless for the moment, but a friend promised to go through his bitz box, looking for a round one. Of course, that was some time ago, but I have faith in him, that he'll eventually will make good on his promise

And a little progress on the flyer, I still hate myself for that color scheme, but as you said youwashock, it will be worth it in the end. Because I like the outcome. I did a little cleanup on the back of the wing and I'm afraid I won't get the lines better than that. The front and underside are now also done, but still have their cleanup to look forward to, once I painted up the other side. Infantry models are so much easier to paint!

Last but not least a pic from my sisters, started on their tabbards.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/17 17:36:20


Post by: Viterbi


No progress on the bird (really hard to get motivated, because painting those lines is no fun) or the sisters, the last evenings were instead spent with Lego, Uncharted 4 and Brooklyn 99

But because sometimes weatherpeople are right and the forecast for today looked good, I built and primed these ogors, to kickstart my mawtribes army.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/17 17:44:12


Post by: youwashock


Distractions abound. The bird is coming along nicely, and those big boys are intriguing.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/18 08:45:46


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks for the encouragement! Alas the bird is now a sideproject. If I paint some blue lines every now and then, he'll get ready eventually und I won't come to hate it Already took it out of the painting comp.

Still contemplating, if I'll do the ogor skin with contrast, classic colors or a mix of both. Never painted that much skin on a model before.

And yesterday evening saw a little sisters progress. I'll paint those three up first and then the next two with celestine in tow before tackling the repentia.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/18 14:16:03


Post by: youwashock


Shame about the bird, but sometimes you gotta get some distance. Sisters are progressing well. The white hair is going to look pretty cool against those colors.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/18 16:46:21


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


When I painted my Corvus I found the lightest of light dry brushes of the lighter colour on the raised areas really took a lot of the legwork out of it. I then neatened it up with pure black. Once weathering was added it was not *that* much of a chore. Deathwatch infantry, on the other hand, I find a real headache to paint at any decent rate.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/18 18:52:26


Post by: Yorkright


Big models can be pain to paint at times. Don’t set it aside for to long I need to see it finished. :-D. I will throw my 2 cents in for the Ogre skin, the skin contrast colors are good but in my opinion a base white will look better than the gray. Depending on how you want it to let look going back with thin coats of flesh is what I did.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/18 19:35:03


Post by: Captain Brown


Viterbi,

Good luck with the edge highlighting on the Corvus. I did something similar on my Eldar Wave Serpents, it takes forever and in the end I used washes to tone it down and blend the colours together better.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/19 06:43:17


Post by: Viterbi


youwashock wrote:Shame about the bird, but sometimes you gotta get some distance. Sisters are progressing well. The white hair is going to look pretty cool against those colors.


Thanks, I'm a little impatient myself to put the heads on the minis so they look a little more finished. But with so much yet to paint I'm afraid my brush will wander and destroy their faces.

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:When I painted my Corvus I found the lightest of light dry brushes of the lighter colour on the raised areas really took a lot of the legwork out of it. I then neatened it up with pure black. Once weathering was added it was not *that* much of a chore. Deathwatch infantry, on the other hand, I find a real headache to paint at any decent rate.


That sounds like a good method, thanks! I may try that, although I have to admit, that it may be to lazy to try after having the edges outlined on half the model
Deathwatch infantry I found quite relaxing. I used three methods for my minis. The primaris got a dawnstone (?) drybrush and some bronze details on their armour. Vets the same but I tried (with varying success) some grey edge highlighting. And my kitbashed primaris vets got primed with leadbelcher and then one coat of black templar contrast.

Yorkright wrote: Big models can be pain to paint at times. Don’t set it aside for to long I need to see it finished. :-D. I will throw my 2 cents in for the Ogre skin, the skin contrast colors are good but in my opinion a base white will look better than the gray. Depending on how you want it to let look going back with thin coats of flesh is what I did.


No worries, the plan is to have it finished end of January/middle of February That should be doable if I paint a little every other week.

Thanks for the skin tip! The base color for the ogres is wraithbone, it's a little lighter than the picture shows. I'll test it on one model but have white scar on hand, if I need to brighten the base up a little.

Captain Brown wrote:Viterbi,

Good luck with the edge highlighting on the Corvus. I did something similar on my Eldar Wave Serpents, it takes forever and in the end I used washes to tone it down and blend the colours together better.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks! May try your method too, nuln oil could work between the black and the blue.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/19 13:44:41


Post by: gobert


The flyer and sisters are looking good. I feel your pain with the edge highlighting, I never enjoyed large models, they just feel like too much of a slog. I’m sure the end result will be worth the nausea!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/21 17:56:15


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks gobert! The two dreadnoughts and one tank I painted this year were quite fun, but I used other methods that yielded faster results.

Started work on Baldilocks, she's a nice model to paint, should have blocked all colors in tomorrow and than she gets Nuln Oil all around before I'm tackling the highlights.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/22 10:16:35


Post by: Viterbi


And more progress. Forgot to tidy up the cloak with the base color after shading Tried stipling the cloak, not entirely satisfied, but good excercise. Need the gold details now and I'm still at a loss what to do with the cables. At the moment I think the same color as her trousers could work. Any other suggestions?


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/22 16:57:00


Post by: Viterbi


And she's done. Had surprisingly large amounts of time today to do a little bit every hour or so. Additionally my wife said that green would be a good color for the cables and of course she was right Now I only need to do the glamour shots for the paint comp tomorrow.

Also made a little DIY magnetic storage solution. Ikea box, magnetic foil and magnets under the base. Works good and is pretty cheap.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/22 18:41:30


Post by: youwashock


Green was a good call. She turned out great. Like the eyes a lot.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/22 21:56:28


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks youwashock! Eyes were surprisingly easy, just a little white and then aethermatic blue contrast paint.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/23 10:15:52


Post by: gobert


Nice work on baldilocks, and your wife was right (aren’t they always?) about the green. It really helps round her out!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/24 01:27:33


Post by: Captain Brown


Viterbi,

Very nice primaris psyker you have converted there.

Good luck in the painting competition.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/24 07:03:47


Post by: Viterbi


gobert wrote:Nice work on baldilocks, and your wife was right (aren’t they always?) about the green. It really helps round her out!


Thanks gobert and yes, (mostly) they are

Captain Brown wrote:Viterbi,

Very nice primaris psyker you have converted there.

Good luck in the painting competition.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks Captain Brown! Alas, it‘s not a conversion, the model is from the Combat Arena board game and I believe it was also part of a Blackstone Fortress add on.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/25 06:52:14


Post by: Viterbi


Merry christmas to everyone!

And a mini update, one sister is nearing completion, but my goal to have a kill team game with them on the 28th seems unrealistic with all the festivities.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/25 09:33:58


Post by: Max Moray


Merry Christmas to you, too.

Great scheme. The gold is really standing out from the metallic green. Very nice.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/25 22:13:04


Post by: youwashock


It is a great color combination. She is looking sweet. A team in the next 3 days is tight, but don't let that stop you. Charge!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/26 00:09:49


Post by: Heretic Tom


If your space marines are any indication, those sisters are going to look great. I can't wait to see more!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/26 00:37:25


Post by: edwardmyst


Another inspirational blog. Good scheme, different, I also love the background of a loyal legion fighting not only the enemies of mankind, but no doubt the zealots of its own Empire. You know, there is only one thing to do when beset from all sides on Death's Ground. FIGHT!!!
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/26 02:53:30


Post by: Yorkright


Psyker looks great and your color choices for the sisters is spot on. Those new models are tugging at my wallet, must resist. Will just keep checking here for my fix. ;-).


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/26 20:15:45


Post by: Viterbi


Max Moray wrote:Merry Christmas to you, too.

Great scheme. The gold is really standing out from the metallic green. Very nice.


youwashock wrote:It is a great color combination. She is looking sweet. A team in the next 3 days is tight, but don't let that stop you. Charge!


Heretic Tom wrote:If your space marines are any indication, those sisters are going to look great. I can't wait to see more!


edwardmyst wrote:Another inspirational blog. Good scheme, different, I also love the background of a loyal legion fighting not only the enemies of mankind, but no doubt the zealots of its own Empire. You know, there is only one thing to do when beset from all sides on Death's Ground. FIGHT!!!
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more.


Yorkright wrote: Psyker looks great and your color choices for the sisters is spot on. Those new models are tugging at my wallet, must resist. Will just keep checking here for my fix. ;-).


Thank you guys for the nice words, really happy you like the scheme! And welcome edwardmyst to this plog

I'm quite happy with the color scheme, but am still looking for the best method in which order to apply colors and washes. But contrast makes painting the green armor so much easier than doing the washes on my marines.

@Yorkright: I think time- and moneywise I also won't be able to do a complete sisters army in 2020, but I am planning on doing an angelic host, led by celestine und with 2-3 units each of the seraphim/zephyrim kit. That should be a nice ally to the little deathwatch force I have and the abhumans led by the primaris psyker.

And I found a nice pocket of time today, after my wife and I had built the kid's playmobil sets from santa and they set off to their room and were not seen again for the next two hours So I may be able to pull it off, not least thanks to your encouragement @youwashock! The second row with Pious Vorne, Crusader and the special edition sister was already done and the front row is nearing completion. Might be able to finish the simulacrum tomorrow morning, biggest headache is the repentia, haven't settled on colors yet. May try the blue-grey for her cloth that's on the regular sisters on their corset. And because I haven't built any arcos, I may sub a negavolt cultist from BSF instead.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/26 20:26:37


Post by: Vejut


Looking good so far, and almost there!

On repentia colors, mirroring the corset for the cloth would probably work, possibly with your purple on the streamers and ribbons, then you could do the sides of the chain blade in the green you're using for the armor. Good luck!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/26 23:19:44


Post by: youwashock


The group looks very cool so far. I am still a big fan of how the white hair sets off the rest of your scheme. Can't wait to see the full release for these gals next year.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/26 23:38:33


Post by: edwardmyst


Your painting is superb. At first I hated the new repentia in biker shorts. My plan was to paint them in leggings (Using my off-color for Bloody Rose). Seeing these in a skin tone is tempting. Again, thanks for taking some time to post up.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/27 18:59:23


Post by: gobert


They’re a good looking bunch of sisters alright. Whilst the classic sister look is helmetless, I do love their helmets! Do the new sisters come with enough helmets for all of them?

Hoping for a closer look at your Pious Vorne as I’m needing inspiration for my own BSF set, might have a look see if I can use the paints I already have to mimic your sisters?


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/27 19:14:30


Post by: Viterbi


Vejut wrote:Looking good so far, and almost there!

On repentia colors, mirroring the corset for the cloth would probably work, possibly with your purple on the streamers and ribbons, then you could do the sides of the chain blade in the green you're using for the armor. Good luck!


Thanks for the feedback and input! I used your idea a little bit and did some of the things that should be metal in purple. The parchment will be normal color like the purity seals on the normal sisters. I will incorporate green on the blade, possibly for the fleur de lis and the handle.

youwashock wrote:The group looks very cool so far. I am still a big fan of how the white hair sets off the rest of your scheme. Can't wait to see the full release for these gals next year.


Thanks, I'm already excited to build the rest of the army box and hope the full line will release in January and not only some of the kits.

edwardmyst wrote:Your painting is superb. At first I hated the new repentia in biker shorts. My plan was to paint them in leggings (Using my off-color for Bloody Rose). Seeing these in a skin tone is tempting. Again, thanks for taking some time to post up.


Thanks, although I need to point out, that my painting is far from flawless. When I take pictures of my minis I always see at least on or two things, where I could have painted more careful

And the two battle sisters are now fully done and the repentia is awaiting cleanup, paint for spots I missed (like on her forehead) and whitening the parchment for a round of skeleton horde.
And just checked the points, don't need to sub the negavolt cultist as an arco, I come out at 93 points for these models and probably use the sister superior as if she has a combi-plasma, so that it's 97 points for the team.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/27 19:39:50


Post by: Theophony


The sisters haven’t been fighting in a while, they haven’t noticed their barrels are filled .

Color of the armor is ace .


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/27 21:22:15


Post by: Yorkright


Your finished work really brings the whole model together. Looking forward to seeing them all done to this standard. As for the bolter barrels, I am one who does not always drill them out but drop a dot of black in the center works.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/28 13:14:39


Post by: Viterbi


Theophony wrote:The sisters haven’t been fighting in a while, they haven’t noticed their barrels are filled .

Color of the armor is ace .


Yorkright wrote: Your finished work really brings the whole model together. Looking forward to seeing them all done to this standard. As for the bolter barrels, I am one who does not always drill them out but drop a dot of black in the center works.


Thanks guys!

Barrels and me are a history filled with misunderstandings I actually have models with drilled barrels but were way to lazy this year to do them at all. I may try doing Yorkright's dot idea.

And the team is finished, but of course five minutes later my friend writes, that his child is sick and he can't make it. Another friend wanted to watch the game, if time allows and I asked him, if he will bring his orks, if he can make it. So maybe they have to wait some time, before seeing action. But at least they are done!


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/28 18:38:08


Post by: gobert


Your kill team looks great! Well done for getting them finished double quick. Hopefully your friend will bring his Orks so they get to burn some greenskins!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/29 08:12:01


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks gobert! Unfortunately the orks fell ill and stayed on the couch Luckily a swarm of nids became available on short notice. Pious Vorne‘s Vindictor had fun with them too Won both games, but the second was a close one.

I‘ll post some more pics later in the „last game you played thread“.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/29 12:33:40


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


I really like the unique color scheme of the Sisters. Very original. The white contrasts nicely with the metallic green.

Can you please elaborate more on your magnetic foil box solution for miniature storage? I am not having good success with the GW storage boxes (delicate conversions keep breaking in the foam) and I was looking for a magnetic solution. I’m curious to learn what you did.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/29 14:02:52


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Sisters are looking great, I really like that you have tied in your scheme to your Marines. I like the idea of a big united colour scheme Imperial army.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/29 14:18:07


Post by: Viterbi


ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Sisters are looking great, I really like that you have tied in your scheme to your Marines. I like the idea of a big united colour scheme Imperial army.


Thanks ListenToMeWarriors! I would have loved it more, if I'd known two years ago, what scheme I will use I have lots of small units that were earmarked for an inquisition army. I'm now contemplating stripping some minis to unify the scheme, but will first unify the bases to see, if that will be enough. I have used The Fang and Screamer Pink on most minis to have some common ground.

The Riddle of Steel wrote:I really like the unique color scheme of the Sisters. Very original. The white contrasts nicely with the metallic green.

Can you please elaborate more on your magnetic foil box solution for miniature storage? I am not having good success with the GW storage boxes (delicate conversions keep breaking in the foam) and I was looking for a magnetic solution. I’m curious to learn what you did.


Thanks The Riddle of Steel! I'm quite happy with the hair too, because at first I wanted to give them differing hair colors, but I like that unified look. Only Celestine will have hair in other color, but she's a living saint after all.

The storage solution is quite simple: I had some of the Ikea Samla boxes lying around and found self-adhesive blackboard-/magnetic-foil in a Tchibo store (it's a mixture of cafe and household stuff that changes every other week). I just cut it up, put it in the boxes and part 1 was done. I then bought 5x3 magnets and used superglue to glue them under the bases. And that is it really. The Dreadnought fall off, if you turn the box (don't ask, how I know that ), but all other infantry stays put. I haven't field-tested the solution yet, but it's nice, not to cut foam for stuff like inceptors.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/29 15:14:35


Post by: Vejut


Congrats the games and the wins! Need to figure out who's playing in my area one of these days.

Always tempted by that storage solution. Only thing I'd worry about is that dreadnought trying to dreadsock your models if he comes loose. Maybe another magnet or three on him?

Hoping the bases help pull the army together, having to undo paint progress stinks.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/30 00:02:50


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Thanks for the quick answer on the magnet solution. I am going to try this out. I am sick of little fiddly converted bits getting stuck in the foam and snapping off. Thanks!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/30 00:33:49


Post by: squall018


Wow. Not sure how I missed this blog the past 2 months. Really good stuff here. Any many have said, the armor is very striking and makes both the marines and sisters pop. Keep it up!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/30 19:08:01


Post by: Viterbi


Vejut wrote:Congrats the games and the wins! Need to figure out who's playing in my area one of these days.

Always tempted by that storage solution. Only thing I'd worry about is that dreadnought trying to dreadsock your models if he comes loose. Maybe another magnet or three on him?

Hoping the bases help pull the army together, having to undo paint progress stinks.


Thanks, although it was a close-run thing at times. But his dice were really cold and I did more 5+ invuls with the simulacrum, as should have been allowed. What can I say, the emperor really protects

I did some tests and the two magnets I put under the dreadnoughts seem to stop them from moving sideways, but it would be no problem to put more under their base.

Yeah, stripping painted minis feels somehow wrong. I will definitely do it for the 10 tempestus scions, because they were some of my first miniatures painted, so they could use a refresh. The rest of the little Astra Militarum force should be fine.

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Thanks for the quick answer on the magnet solution. I am going to try this out. I am sick of little fiddly converted bits getting stuck in the foam and snapping off. Thanks!


No problem, hope it works for you!

squall018 wrote:Wow. Not sure how I missed this blog the past 2 months. Really good stuff here. Any many have said, the armor is very striking and makes both the marines and sisters pop. Keep it up!


Thanks squall018!

And the last mini in 2019 and number 150, so I hit my goal. Celestine is repainted, but I'm not entirely happy with her. Mostly it stems from her being shoddily built by me when Gathering Storm hit. Then I primed her not very good and because I didn't want to strip her paint, I painted over the old and it shows in places. Rushing the job didn't help either I'll stay on the lookout to get a new on sprue version cheap to built und paint her in subassemblies. But she'll do for now.

Second pic is Graven's fault His mystery machine pics made me look up this "Gaslands" and now I'll dig into the rules over the next days.





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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/30 20:00:44


Post by: youwashock


Uh-oh! More cars incoming. Always cool to see more post-apoc racers. Celestine looks good from here. Congrats on 150!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2019/12/30 23:13:14


Post by: Captain Brown


Viterbi,

Sisters are looking quite nice, and such a unique colour scheme.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/01 08:30:04


Post by: Viterbi


Hope everyone arrived safe (safely?) in 2020! Happy New Year!

youwashock wrote:Uh-oh! More cars incoming. Always cool to see more post-apoc racers. Celestine looks good from here. Congrats on 150!


Thanks youwashock! Getting closer to Celestine you can see where there's to much paint or something not built properly. But overall it's such a nice model, it is nigh impossible to ruin it Already have started to assemble a fleet of cars at a discount store. I only had three childhood cars available and my kids would probably object if I snatched their Hot Wheels I 'll post some pics in the near future, as soon as I've searched through my bitz box and have started work on the cars.

Captain Brown wrote:Viterbi,

Sisters are looking quite nice, and such a unique colour scheme.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks Captain Brown!

And I posted this list in the "your 2020 gaming plans" thread, but have slightly altered it and these a my building and painting goals for 2020:

Warhammer 40k/Kill Team

Goals:
Paint the last primed Space Marines (16 infantry models, 2 tanks and 1 dreadnought)
Build and paint the 5 intercessors, 5 incursors, 5 infiltrators, 5 hellblasters and 3 aggressors still on sprue
Start a sisters army, army box is already in progress and I will first add (probably) 2 seraphim and 2 zephyrim squads to that to build an angelic host led by celestine and her gemini
Paint the Rogue Trader Kill Team and terrain from the box
Finish the last 4 Blackstone Fortress Heroes
Build and paint the Combat Arena heroes
Paint Ghor Half-Horn
Build and paint Greyfax

Stretch Goals:
Build and paint an Adeptus Mechanicus Kill Team roster consisting of 10 Skitarii and 10 Sicarians
Paint my Kastelan Robots and their master
Strip my Adeptus Custodes and repaint them (or sell them)
Paint the rest of my deathwatch (app. 20 models)

Age of Sigmar/WarCry

Goals:
Build and paint at least 1.500 points of ogor mawtribes
Build and paint an Ossiarch Bonereapers WarCry Warband
Build and paint the WarCry terrain
Paint the already primed or WIP Kharadron Overlords models (3x Skyriggers, Lord Big Hat and the ironclad)

Stretch Goals:
Paint some of the already primed stormcast

Other stuff

Goals:
Paint Hellboy, Abe Sapien and Liz from the Hellboy Board Game
Convert 10 cars for Gaslands and build a little terrain or whatever will be needed for the track

Stretch Goals:
Paint the other heroes from the Hellboy Board Game

And I thought about gaming goals. Seeing as I play with three friends (of whom only one has real 40k/AoS armies), the goal is to introduce WarCry, so the other two can join with minimal effort/models and play with the one friend at least a few games 40k/AoS. Last year we managed only two games of 40k.
I want to introduce Gaslands and attempt to have everything game-ready, so none of my friends has to do anything initially.
For February I've already started planning a game night, where we want to play the Hellboy Board Game.
Last but not least I finally want to play Blackstone Fortress. I'm already nagging my wife for a few weeks, it can't be long now until she falters

And because everything is better with pics and I loved how gobert sorted his upcoming projects, I put everything out and in heaps I want to tackle first. Gonna be a nice feeling, when the table and desk are getting clear over time.

Table from left to right:
Kharadron Overlords
Primaris Infantry
Sisters of Battle Army Box
Starstrider Kill Team
Ogor Gluttons
Hellboy Heroes
BSF Heroes
Combat Arena Heroes (red sprue)
Corvus Cabal Warband
WarCry Terrain


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/04 15:24:57


Post by: ChaoticMind


Looks like a good set of goals!

For Gaslands you may want to take a look for this. It comes with 2 of the sprue pictured and makes arming Hotwheels/Matchbox cars waaay easier. Plus each sprue makes a motorcyclist that’s actually close in scale!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/04 21:55:02


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks Chaotic Mind! That goes directly on my to shop list. ATM I‘m scouring my bitz box. Problem is small weapons, because they almost all have hands on them, that‘ll need some work with a file. But there is some usable stuff.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/05 12:36:14


Post by: Viterbi


And a little progress, getting the new year into a higher gear. Trying to get that WarCry terrain out of the way. Built everything according to the assembly instructions and now I have to decide how to build the rest of the wall sections. Want to get it done til the middle of the week, because temperatures might allow for priming.
Also on the table are the two minis for the painting comp, 3 WIP sisters and the Icebrow Hunter I bought used and painted. He is in the progress of being finalised with an add-on paintjob. I would have loved to strip the model, but afaik you can't do that to finecast.
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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/07 06:30:00


Post by: Viterbi


Starting on the first Gaslands cars. Upgrade frames should arrive in the next days and these two cars got stuff from the bitz box. I tried "painting" the black car with dirt, because I liked the color it had, but let's just say, that the experiment failed. It looked weird and came of at a touch, which is not ideally for a game Luckily one bath later he was again in mint condition and both will now be normally painted once I primed them.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/09 18:19:59


Post by: Captain Brown


Viterbi,

Yes, you need to seal the sand pigments down. I do it with a then watered down varnish and then seal with Dule Coat when I am happy with the result.

When you are in a state where there is too much pigment, a brush with a little water can remove the excess.

Less is always better.

Hope that helps,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/10 05:05:22


Post by: MacPhail


Oh man, that armor scheme is bold and super effective! The outcome speaks of the decisions that went into the process. Definitely worth every step, and I love the contrast of both the gold trim and the not-so-futuristic leather straps. So many great Sisters schemes around, I'm kind of losing my mind wanting try to mimic them all!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/11 09:29:39


Post by: Viterbi


Captain Brown wrote:Viterbi,

Yes, you need to seal the sand pigments down. I do it with a then watered down varnish and then seal with Dule Coat when I am happy with the result.

When you are in a state where there is too much pigment, a brush with a little water can remove the excess.

Less is always better.

Hope that helps,

CB


Thanks for the tips Captain Brown! I'm a total noob when it comes to pigments, I have only used them once before on my rhino. And I'm pretty sure I did it wrong because I put some pigment on my palette, got some water on them and slapped them on the rhino. I like the effect, but I'm not sure, it was right I think I'll get back to zero on the pigments and try it on some unimportant miniatures first.




MacPhail wrote:Oh man, that armor scheme is bold and super effective! The outcome speaks of the decisions that went into the process. Definitely worth every step, and I love the contrast of both the gold trim and the not-so-futuristic leather straps. So many great Sisters schemes around, I'm kind of losing my mind wanting try to mimic them all!


Thanks MacPhail! I hope you'll be able to tackle your army box in the near future, excited to see your scheme on the new models! And I gotta be honest, I never gave much thought about the leather a s a contrast to the gold, it is just that easy to do with Goregrunta-Fur over Wraithbone and I'm a very lazy painter

I'm slowly getting into the hobby groove again, atm trying to get a color scheme for my mawtribes down. Quicky did a test on one of the gluttons, needs some detail work on the belt. Mostly contrast and some technical paints. Quite happy with it in terms of speed, but should have left the arms of, there were some parts, that I couldn't reach. On other models I will test another color in the middle of the belly plate, it looks a bit to boring this way. And I hate taking pictures, because while assembling, after priming and while painting I didn't realize the mould lines on his arms.



In view of the learnings of that one glutton the new tyrant will get very special treatment. I glued only his feet to the body and the horns on his bellyplate, everything else will be glued after painting.



Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/11 11:11:14


Post by: Theophony


Ogres with yellow pants .

The pigment you used for the Gaslands car, was that one of the texture paints from GW?


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/11 12:38:14


Post by: Viterbi


Hi Theophony, I used Vallejo Pigment Rust. But as I said, probably not, how it‘s supposed to


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/12 18:14:23


Post by: ChaoticMind


Good luck on the weathering powders, I’ve only been brave enough to try them once. I don’t know for sure but Hotwheels actually seem to have a really smooth, glossy finish which may be the cause of your troubles.

Blood splatter looks good on the ogre, hopefully the tyrant can get some of the same without catching the evil revelations of the camera!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/12 18:40:32


Post by: youwashock


Every time I see one of these Ogres with brightly colored pants I can't help but be reminded of Karnov. Good job and sorry about the mold line. Looking forward to the tyrant.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/13 06:58:41


Post by: Viterbi


ChaoticMind wrote:Good luck on the weathering powders, I’ve only been brave enough to try them once. I don’t know for sure but Hotwheels actually seem to have a really smooth, glossy finish which may be the cause of your troubles.

Blood splatter looks good on the ogre, hopefully the tyrant can get some of the same without catching the evil revelations of the camera!


Thanks ChaoticMind, the tyrant should fare better, because he has so many parts, that I seem to have eradicated the few mould lines that were there.

Yeah, I'll brush up on theory about using pigments before attempting it again And you may be right that the cars normal finish didn't help my attempt. Well, some cars are almost ready for priming now, only the weather stops it atm and need to glue some weapons on. Thanks again for the tip with the upgrade frame. I bought it and combined with my bitz box I should have enough to arm a lot of cars.

youwashock wrote:Every time I see one of these Ogres with brightly colored pants I can't help but be reminded of Karnov. Good job and sorry about the mold line. Looking forward to the tyrant.


Thanks youwashock! And I had to google Karnov. 2-3 years before I started with video games The other five guys are a little more lucky, they'll get the mould line removed and then a bit of Wraithbone slapped on those newly filed parts.

And these cars that will get painted first, need to glue some weapons from the upgrade frame, but am still getting to grips with the rules and couldn't really decide what weapons to use.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/13 10:25:33


Post by: Theophony


Good start with the Gaslands stuff. Nice thing about the game I should how inexpensive it I should to make a new team, so another car with different load outs is always welcome.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/16 07:21:24


Post by: Viterbi


 Theophony wrote:
Good start with the Gaslands stuff. Nice thing about the game I should how inexpensive it I should to make a new team, so another car with different load outs is always welcome.


Thanks! It really is nice, because the cars are only 1-2€. It's really tempting to buy lots of them But I should have enough for now, to build some teams to test the team with some friends.

Was able to prime the cars on tuesday and had 15 minutes to spare yesterday so started with the first car. He's getting the color scheme I started on my corvus blackstar.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/16 07:21:55


Post by: Viterbi


Edit because of double post


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/16 12:53:54


Post by: Theophony


Yep, easy buy in cost, but then when you wind up with a parking lot (full scale size of course ) full of them you start thinking how’d I get here .

I like the paint scheme, seem s very Tron-esque .


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/16 14:06:36


Post by: youwashock


Thought the same thing. Tron or Automan. Big fan.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/16 18:39:02


Post by: Viterbi


And you're both right, Tron was the inspiration for that scheme I did it the first time last February, when I experimented on the spindle drones and did one in that scheme.

And as I'm seemingly a hobby butterfly this month I built the Arcos, because I'll play Kill Team this weekend and against orks I surely need a bit more punch.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/18 18:08:31


Post by: Viterbi


And speedpainted the first two arcos today for kill team later that evening. And holy , that is a lot of scar tissue to paint on them.

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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/18 23:23:35


Post by: youwashock


They look very cool. Suitably gritty and savage. Liking the look of all the cars revving on the starting line in the background.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/19 06:06:11


Post by: Yorkright


Nice job on the Arcos, that bit of blood on the arms looks quite good.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/19 16:19:02


Post by: Heretic Tom


Mawtribe guy looks sweet, I love the skin tone. I love the arcos, super cool minis.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/21 07:22:33


Post by: Viterbi


youwashock wrote:They look very cool. Suitably gritty and savage. Liking the look of all the cars revving on the starting line in the background.


Thanks, they are some gruesome models, so much scar tissue, tubes and other stuff rammed into their skin. Yeah, I have some primed cars and for where I'll keep them in original condition and just need to add weapons. A friend of mine gifted me a 36x36 gaming mat and some painted mdf containers so we should be play-ready some time february.

Yorkright wrote: Nice job on the Arcos, that bit of blood on the arms looks quite good.


Thanks! If something gets used up good on my painting table, it's blood for the blood god paint

Heretic Tom wrote:Mawtribe guy looks sweet, I love the skin tone. I love the arcos, super cool minis.


Thanks, it's actually just undiluted contrast flesh color over wraithbone coat, was super easy.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/25 07:28:35


Post by: Viterbi


Small progress, I only seem to be painting atm when I need the models for play, as is the case with these two ogors for mordheim. Sadly Wyldwood didn't turn out so good as a skin tone on such a big model. I may try some edge highlights to mitigate that. Was thinking about Dommbull brown or something in that direction but would appreciate other suggestions!

And finally did some more work on one of my entries for the paintcomp, he is slowly getting there, nearly everything has it's base color, but with all those details there is a lot of cleanup where I painted on already painted stuff.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/25 19:05:53


Post by: youwashock


I think the Wyldwood may look better after you get some of the other areas painted. If not, a few highlights to pick out the contour will work.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/26 10:32:44


Post by: Viterbi


You were right youwashock, it looked a little better after finishing him (and not putting him under direct light) May try some highlights at some point, but not to soon. Used the ogres in Mordheim yesterday and it does not work well, so they quickly disbanded and will get touched up when I paint the rest for WarCry.

And I have a new mini on the table and am pretty excited for that one. A friend of mine doesn't like painting and bought a painted ork army on ebay for use in Kill Team, but the boss was lacking color. After badgering him for a few month he agreed, that I'm allowed to paint his ork. Started blocking the green yesterday to get a feeling for the mini.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/26 11:21:22


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


I have found that when tackling flatter, larger plain areas with Contrast that the Contrast medium is your friend. Maybe give the next time you tackle Ogor skin with it a go with a 50/50 mix?

The Arco Flaggelants look great, doubly so for a speed paint job. Best of luck with the Orks, the minis from ASOBR are so characterful.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/26 12:54:48


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks ListenToMeWarriors!

And I believe you already suggested once that I should use Medium for skin tones, should have listened

Fortunately it's only one ork, so I can go back to sisters, after he and the beastman are done. But it is a really nice sculpt.



Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/28 02:12:01


Post by: Yorkright


Looking forward to the orc nob! What clan does he belong too?


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/28 05:51:25


Post by: Captain Brown


Now that is dedication to the painting craft Viterbi, painting your friend's model so that all models on the table are painted.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/28 18:50:53


Post by: gobert


The ogres look good even if they don’t play so well. That Mordheim table is amazing, is it yours or a store?


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/29 07:59:00


Post by: Viterbi


Yorkright wrote: Looking forward to the orc nob! What clan does he belong too?


He is clanless, my friend bought the rest of the orcs painted in a kind of desert camo scheme and sometimes switches the clan kultur. I'm trying to match his existing models a bit, but maybe forgo the camo.

Captain Brown wrote:Now that is dedication to the painting craft Viterbi, painting your friend's model so that all models on the table are painted.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks Captain Brown! With one mini not painted from his orks it was a no-brainer to offer it, even if it took some month until he gave in

gobert wrote:The ogres look good even if they don’t play so well. That Mordheim table is amazing, is it yours or a store?


Thanks gobert! Luckily, I started to paint them in anticipation for their WarCry rules, so not really sad, they don't work well in Mordheim. But have a new warband lined up, just waiting for the minis to arrive.
The table belongs to the friend I'm painting the orc for. He built it 2 years ago and it is marvelous to play on it.

Painted a little yesterday, blocked more in on the orc and tried my hand at checks. I painted the black with contrast to have a more sloppy look, because I don't figure orcs as exact creatures. And the beastman for the painting comp got the first hazard stripes and looking at them, I have to redo them I used pencil as a marker, but that was not precise enough.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/29 18:10:19


Post by: youwashock


Spiffy markings for everyone. After you tighten them up, the stripes on the sword are going to be awesome. The beastman is turning out great. Love that armor color.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/30 07:04:59


Post by: Viterbi


 youwashock wrote:
Spiffy markings for everyone. After you tighten them up, the stripes on the sword are going to be awesome. The beastman is turning out great. Love that armor color.


Thanks youwashock, but I caved and painted his sword metal again At one point in the future he may get new stripes, but seeing as I want to finish the orc for the weekend and some nighthaunt a scount-as for an undead Mordheim warband I opted for done instead of a new attempt. And happy that you like the armor color. It's good I have settled on some prime colors for my Imperials, it makes painting that much easier and ties everything together.

But because I didn't do the hazard stripes on the sword, I made sure that my friend's orc got some. The mini is at 80% now, next up is edge highlights, rust and blood on the axe and a little cleanup. And because I imagine he is running towards the foe gun blazing on auto fire I tried the heat effect on his gun.

Edit: On second thought I may try the method I used for the orc hazard stripes on the sword, that may be a quick way.

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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/30 15:30:46


Post by: youwashock


Your friend should be stoked. Looking ready to waaagh.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/30 17:59:13


Post by: Yorkright


Your friend is a lucky guy, that nob is looking great. Let the choppin begin!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/31 03:34:39


Post by: Captain Brown


Nice Ork (and Beastman) Viterbi.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/31 10:41:03


Post by: inmygravenimage


Really like your composition generally. Great work, mate.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/31 11:45:16


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks guys, your comments mean a lot!

And I'm calling the orc done, he gets back to his owner tomorrow evening, we're playing Mordheim at his home. Probably some time until I can shoot the orc from the table with my sisters or marines

The only thing that made me cringe was doing the base like on the other model I had as a reference and that he bought painted. I tried to match that tone and style as close as possible, because I took liberties with the other colors.

And I'm painting up four models for the Mordheim game tomorrow, not sure, if I will make it because it's my turn this evening getting the kids into bed and then my sisters visit for dinner. Keldrek will be the vampire lord, the other ghost a dreg, sorcerer will be used as necromancer and the banshee as a ghoul.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/31 12:55:17


Post by: inmygravenimage


Nice ghosties. My son is just starting out with them so reference pics are handy.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/31 14:06:30


Post by: youwashock


The Banshee is looking quite good already. Looks like a cool warband. Good luck in your game!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/01/31 14:11:46


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


That Ork looks great, really well done. The base does not look bad at all either.

Good start on the Ghoulies as well, hope you can get them done in time for your game.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/01 16:07:49


Post by: Viterbi


inmygravenimage wrote:Nice ghosties. My son is just starting out with them so reference pics are handy.


Thanks Graven. And good luck to your son, I think the minis are a good start for first steps into painting.

youwashock wrote:The Banshee is looking quite good already. Looks like a cool warband. Good luck in your game!


Thanks youwashock and seeing as my Mordheim minis are always quick and dirty, that's also mostly the finished look Excited for the game tonight, hope luck really is on my side.

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:That Ork looks great, really well done. The base does not look bad at all either.

Good start on the Ghoulies as well, hope you can get them done in time for your game.


Thanks ListenToMeWarriors! And I did it, finished them half an hour ago. The Necromancer color scheme was inspired by Gwyn's blog and his skin and blood cowls for the chainrasps. I thought that a skin armor with pooled blood might be "nice" for a post-mortem communicator



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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/01 17:04:51


Post by: Yorkright


I like how the checks turned out on the nob and the base matches up fine with the others. Your friend should be pretty happy how it turned out!
Ghosts and witches turned out well too! Let us know how the game turned out.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/01 22:02:28


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Those pools of blood look fantastic! I also like the little bit of blood around the horns, makes it look like they quite violently burst out of his head!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/02 08:23:53


Post by: Viterbi


Yorkright wrote: I like how the checks turned out on the nob and the base matches up fine with the others. Your friend should be pretty happy how it turned out!
Ghosts and witches turned out well too! Let us know how the game turned out.


Thanks Yorkright, he was pretty pleased with the mini and we'll play a round of kill team next weekend, so I can shoot or hack that model off the table

Ghosts did reasonably well. Played two games and won against Beastmen Raiders, but my Necromancer now has to sit out a game, if I roll a 1. Second game was harsh, failed to wound the ork friend's Reiklanders and their longswords did really hurt. Nearly lost my vampire lord (Keldrek), first rolled multiple injuries, but had only to roll once on the injury chart again. But of course first dice is a one, luckily second one is a six, so I have to roll again and he "lives". That was a close one, but all said all matches seemed very rounded, we were three players and everyone played two matches, winning one and losing one.

youwashock wrote:Boo-tiful.


Thanks!

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Those pools of blood look fantastic! I also like the little bit of blood around the horns, makes it look like they quite violently burst out of his head!


Thanks, your pics of your nighthaunt were a really good inspiration! I would love to say, that the effect on the horns was planned, but I actually had done them in blood too, but it looked weird. Put black contrast over it and suddenly it worked

And a shot from the first game, one round later, the quasi vampire lord could just leave the boat, leaving a dead bestigor and dead warhound behind.



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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/02 08:29:47


Post by: Syro_


The necromancer and ghosts look cool. I wouldn't have thought to make armor the color of flesh nd pooled blood like that, but it looks very cool. I also like the pic from the gme, thanks for sharing it.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/02 10:53:31


Post by: Viterbi


 Syro_ wrote:
The necromancer and ghosts look cool. I wouldn't have thought to make armor the color of flesh nd pooled blood like that, but it looks very cool. I also like the pic from the gme, thanks for sharing it.


Thanks Syro_! Was really fun getting that flesh and blood look, because it was so simple and didn't need much effort, that's how I like painting best

And seeing that my beastman tempestor prime (pic below, had only posted him in the painting comp thread) needs some buddies, I'm trying to paint up those 5 scions this week, that I built sometime last year. Love the look of a squad of converts who were persuaded, that the emperor should be their only god


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/02 19:27:27


Post by: Theophony


The Orc is fantastic. The beastman is also looking great.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/02 20:30:13


Post by: gobert


Your Beastman came out great, he’s going to look amazing leading his band of converts to the Imperial Way


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/03 00:17:42


Post by: Syro_


@ Viterbi: That's how I like painting best too
Beastmen are looking good, keep it up


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/03 03:00:44


Post by: ChaoticMind


YES! Abhumans!

While I'd prefer they were a little more... "independent" from the Imperium always love to see them get attention.

Question is; if kroot use a majority of human(-ish) DNA, are they still kroot or do they become abhumans?


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/03 05:01:18


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


The Tempestor Prime(al) looks great. I really like the red, almost burgundy armour plating. It is odd how I am reticent to pay Forge World prices when a lot of the time the prices of single figures is not that different from clam pack plastic characters.

The Beastmen heads look great on the Scion's, I am less sold on the Kroot heads but that may just be the angle of the photo.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/03 18:31:20


Post by: youwashock


Tembeastor Prime came out looking sweet. I look forward to seeing how his motley band turns out.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/03 22:08:53


Post by: Yorkright


Thanks for letting us know how the games turned out. That beastman looks great, cant wait to see how the rest of the new converts turn out.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/04 11:12:36


Post by: Viterbi


Theophony wrote:The Orc is fantastic. The beastman is also looking great.


Thanks Theophony!

gobert wrote:Your Beastman came out great, he’s going to look amazing leading his band of converts to the Imperial Way


Thanks gobert!

Syro_ wrote:@ Viterbi: That's how I like painting best too
Beastmen are looking good, keep it up


Thanks Syro_! And one of these days I will paint patiently and without "shortcuts", but I believe this is a long way off

ChaoticMind wrote:YES! Abhumans!

While I'd prefer they were a little more... "independent" from the Imperium always love to see them get attention.

Question is; if kroot use a majority of human(-ish) DNA, are they still kroot or do they become abhumans?


Interesting question about the Kroot. I actually started building those guys to have them run around with a more lax inquisitor and maybe he would sell them as abhuman warriors if someone asks And at least ruleswise I'm quite happy they are with the Imperium, so I can put them in withput problems. Have an abhuman detachment planned with some Bullgryns, the ratling snipers, Rein & Raus from Blackstone Fortress and they will be minded by the Primaris psyker and a preacher with chainsword (which I didn't plan to buy, I wanted the missionary with chainsword. But in german they are the Prediger and the Priester with chainsword so I only glanced at the description, no image was included and ordered the wrong mini But it's still a nice one, so he gets painted up and is also an Elite slot unlike the Missionary who is HQ.

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:The Tempestor Prime(al) looks great. I really like the red, almost burgundy armour plating. It is odd how I am reticent to pay Forge World prices when a lot of the time the prices of single figures is not that different from clam pack plastic characters.

The Beastmen heads look great on the Scion's, I am less sold on the Kroot heads but that may just be the angle of the photo.


Thanks ListenToMeWarriors and loving the Primal joke What kills it for me most of the time is the shipping to Germany, because I often want just one mini or one transfer sheet and not spend 99 GBP to have free shipping.

Other angles may be even less favorably for the Kroot I quite like them, but they were option B, because I wasn't able to get enough beastmen heads from my usual bitz dealer.

youwashock wrote:Tembeastor Prime came out looking sweet. I look forward to seeing how his motley band turns out.


Thanks youwashock and also nice wordplay

Yorkright wrote: Thanks for letting us know how the games turned out. That beastman looks great, cant wait to see how the rest of the new converts turn out.


Thanks Yorkright!

And did some work yesterday and a lot of the colors are blocked in. Could kick myself, that I assembled them completely, when I build them last spring, because there are lots of places, that are hard to reach. And after that I would love to kick GW, because even if you can reach stuff, they are very busy models regarding straps and suchlike. But they should be ready for play on the weekend, blocking, cleanup and shading should be done by tomorrow and than only some edge highlighting to go.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/05 15:57:02


Post by: gobert


The abhumans are looking good to me, I always used to paint then assemble, but of late have been happy to assemble first. I find it easier to get the pose I want without worrying about screwing up my paint job with glue/damage. I’ve also taken the view that unless I enter an in person painting competition (highly unlikely) no one is ever going to see the hidden bits I missed painting! It all depends on what your happy with I suppose


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/06 15:45:43


Post by: CaptainWaffle


I agree with gobert. If you're not painting for competition try not to sweat the small stuff. Odds are, if it's difficult to get to you won't see it anyway and can get away with black or basic paint on it. Have your own standards, though. This is your hobby after all.

Great work on the beasties.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/06 19:31:28


Post by: Captain Brown


The Beastman heads on the scions remind me of the original abhuman contingents of the Imperial Guard.

"Beastman bad. Bad Beastman. Dirty. Emperor no like. Beastman love Emperor. Give blood to Emperor. Give heads to Emperor. Say sorry."

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/07 09:17:47


Post by: Viterbi


gobert wrote:The abhumans are looking good to me, I always used to paint then assemble, but of late have been happy to assemble first. I find it easier to get the pose I want without worrying about screwing up my paint job with glue/damage. I’ve also taken the view that unless I enter an in person painting competition (highly unlikely) no one is ever going to see the hidden bits I missed painting! It all depends on what your happy with I suppose


Thanks gobert! With me its the other way round (at least atm), my sisters progress slow, because I paint heads, backpacks and sometimes arms with weapons seperately.

CaptainWaffle wrote:I agree with gobert. If you're not painting for competition try not to sweat the small stuff. Odds are, if it's difficult to get to you won't see it anyway and can get away with black or basic paint on it. Have your own standards, though. This is your hobby after all.

Great work on the beasties.


Thanks Captain Waffle! And yeah, probably only see the stuff if I hold the mini upside down in a certain angle, so you're right.

Captain Brown wrote:The Beastman heads on the scions remind me of the original abhuman contingents of the Imperial Guard.

"Beastman bad. Bad Beastman. Dirty. Emperor no like. Beastman love Emperor. Give blood to Emperor. Give heads to Emperor. Say sorry."

Cheers,

CB


I'm not really versed in lore, but I can get behind that, would be nice if they do some more minis like that.


And I had a painting session yesterday evening and finished them. Although a combination of tiredness, impatience and a brush that wasn't able to keep a point to save his life were a dangerous combination and resulted in some very sloppy "edge" highlights. It didn't help, that I didn't paint the rim of the armor in a metallic color. But all told I'm not disappointed and they are ready for battle this weekend. And some of their brethren already joined them, had to unify the base rim and add snow to the Bullgryns and Rein & Raus.



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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/07 10:16:00


Post by: Theophony


That’s a great collection of abhumans, real oldschool rogue trader vibe .


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/07 13:11:04


Post by: MacPhail


Oh, wow, these Beastmen make me so happy! You've done a really nice job with the color selection and the unit composition. One of my favorite illustrations of all time was of an Imperial Guard regiment standing at ease and posing for the "camera" with all of the unit types represented. I think there some Beastmen in it, definitely Ogryns and Ratlings, a jet bike and a tank and a pile of classic uniformed Guardsmen. It's what me want to play Guard. Your mixed group totally reminds me of that. There was also one of Ogryns and Beastmen on patrol, guns at the ready... classic B&W art. Let me know if you want to me scrounge up some 2nd Ed. art and lore... my buddy has a basement full of old game books.

Loving the abhumans, keep up the great work!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/08 04:14:38


Post by: Yorkright


Great looking squad Viterbi! Would make for a great kill team if possible.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/08 09:59:57


Post by: gobert


Great work on the Abhumans, the colours work really well to unite the bunch of different creatures. The Ogryns are particularly good, the goatee chap ties in well with the beastmen imho!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/10 07:56:38


Post by: Viterbi


Theophony wrote:That’s a great collection of abhumans, real oldschool rogue trader vibe .


MacPhail wrote:Oh, wow, these Beastmen make me so happy! You've done a really nice job with the color selection and the unit composition. One of my favorite illustrations of all time was of an Imperial Guard regiment standing at ease and posing for the "camera" with all of the unit types represented. I think there some Beastmen in it, definitely Ogryns and Ratlings, a jet bike and a tank and a pile of classic uniformed Guardsmen. It's what me want to play Guard. Your mixed group totally reminds me of that. There was also one of Ogryns and Beastmen on patrol, guns at the ready... classic B&W art. Let me know if you want to me scrounge up some 2nd Ed. art and lore... my buddy has a basement full of old game books.

Loving the abhumans, keep up the great work!


Yorkright wrote: Great looking squad Viterbi! Would make for a great kill team if possible.


gobert wrote:Great work on the Abhumans, the colours work really well to unite the bunch of different creatures. The Ogryns are particularly good, the goatee chap ties in well with the beastmen imho!


Thanks so much guys, really happy you like them! As I said, I'm not well up on the lore, but I just love the look of abhumans or even xenos allies, even if the imperium would not approve. Would love to see some more ratlings, I have the sniper squad painted, but they have never seen play, but are earmarked for the next imperial soup game, whenever that will be.

And here are some shots of the kill team commanders game on saturday, my AM vs. my friend's orcs. My mission was to get the beastman leader over the other edge. He had 20 orcs that wanted to stop that and because of the deployment zones for this mission it was carnage from the get go.
I won in the end, but it was a close thing in round three. His snazzgun did wound my tempestor prime twice, but I had one beastman scion take the hit with the look out sir tactic (he was the best beastman, killing a burna boy with his hot-shot-lasgun turn 1) so my boss only lost 2 of his 4 wounds. But of course the stupid flash git rolled a 6 and shot again at my leader. He wounded, I couldn't save but luckily, he just got a flash wound. And in the following close combat phase my two Bullgryns killed 6 orcs and my friend failed the break test and that was it.
Gotta say, with 82 points combined the Bullgryns weren't cheap, but T5 counts for a lot and those mauls with S7 and D2 are amazing in kill team.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/10 20:33:30


Post by: youwashock


Look at that, already proving their worth to the Imperium. Great looking game!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/11 16:56:23


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks, it was, although my friend was a little miffed, once I started clobbering all those orcs

Looking on the calendar it's high time that I start on my painting comp entry, neophyte is gonna be the reference model for clothes and armor and I want to try to replicate and hopefully improve the stipling method I used on the ratling cloak.

And next weekend is probably another bout of Mordheim, so I'm gonna paint both blue ghosts as zombies (still undecided on color), grey one as another dreg and the gryphhounds gonna be direwolves.


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/11 17:22:41


Post by: youwashock


The Geneslinger is a fantastic model. From the looks of it, he is going to be awesome when he is done.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/11 18:30:17


Post by: Theophony


Wonderful work, looking forward to the genestealers.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/12 03:34:08


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


The abhuman scions look great. I love when people explore the dark corners of the 40k setting. And of course it is always nice seeing painted models on painted terrain in a battle.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/12 17:24:41


Post by: Captain Brown


Viterbi,

Always nice to see painted figures of painted terrain.

Cheers,

CB


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/13 06:47:56


Post by: Viterbi


Thanks guys!

And because my hobby table was really crowded, I cleaned up a bit and sorted my paints. It'll probably hold a week or so, before it descends back into chaos


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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/13 18:03:28


Post by: Theophony


 Viterbi wrote:
Thanks guys!

And because my hobby table was really crowded, I cleaned up a bit and sorted my paints. It'll probably hold a week or so, before it descends back into chaos


A project I definitely need to address myself.

Also I find it great that your in German, home of Aldi’s, and have the same plastic storage system that I got from Aldi’s here in the US.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/13 21:59:37


Post by: squall018


Looks like we have been working on some of the same stuff this year. I also have been working on Ogres and have just recently bought a couple Gaslands Cars. Cool stuff.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/13 22:20:52


Post by: Yorkright


Really enjoyed the pics from your game, nice to see painted armies on the table. Your painting area is how mine should look but alas it is in a constant state of disarray. New models are looking good, the genestealer cult has some very nice sculpts. Cant wait to see what you do with them.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/14 19:39:24


Post by: gobert


Nice work on the GSC, the purple fading to blue is great! You’ve also got an amazingly neat hobby desk there, glad to hear you’re like the rest of us I’m not being able to sustain it like that for long!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/16 07:23:23


Post by: Viterbi


Theophony wrote:
 Viterbi wrote:
Thanks guys!

And because my hobby table was really crowded, I cleaned up a bit and sorted my paints. It'll probably hold a week or so, before it descends back into chaos


A project I definitely need to address myself.

Also I find it great that your in German, home of Aldi’s, and have the same plastic storage system that I got from Aldi’s here in the US.


Globalisation can do good stuff too Good to know that stuff is also around in the US.

squall018 wrote:Looks like we have been working on some of the same stuff this year. I also have been working on Ogres and have just recently bought a couple Gaslands Cars. Cool stuff.


It really does, though you are ahead with the ogres. Interested to hear, how they fare in WarCry. I'm building 4 warbands atm, so my friends can test the game without having to build up a force beforehand. Apart from ogres I have already painted models of Kharadron Overlords (albeit a paintjob from when I startetd painting, so I may do a few touchups), Ossiarch Bonereapers (still all on sprue) and SCE Sacrosanct (all build and primed, some painted).

Yorkright wrote: Really enjoyed the pics from your game, nice to see painted armies on the table. Your painting area is how mine should look but alas it is in a constant state of disarray. New models are looking good, the genestealer cult has some very nice sculpts. Cant wait to see what you do with them.


Yeah, I really love the GSC models and actually bought the codex last year with plans to do a 40k army. But after calculating, what I would need to buy, build and paint I stopped that endeavour and have now about 25 models that will get painted for Kill Team and that will be that.

gobert wrote:Nice work on the GSC, the purple fading to blue is great! You’ve also got an amazingly neat hobby desk there, glad to hear you’re like the rest of us I’m not being able to sustain it like that for long!


Thanks, looking back over the models from last year, purple is unmistakenly my go to color when devising a new scheme And no worries, order really doesn't hold long on the desk

Syro_ wrote:Wow! Super organized.


Thanks and what I said to gobert, it won't last

We played Mordheim Friday evening and our modified ruleset seems to work out. We capped the starting budget at 250 GC and max warband size is 2/3 of the normally allowed. Makes for fast games, we managed three that evening. Problem was, that the dwarf player wasn't there last time, so we other two were two games ahead and had the stronger forces. But only one of his models died (the costly one with the crossbow ), but next time he should be more on par.

Had to finish two zombies and one dreg for the game and really love, how a different paintjob on a chainrasp can help with differentiating the models. Painted them to match my necromancer to show they belong together. In reality they did nothing in both my games, because not being able to sprint the ambled over the battlefield never reaching anyone

The gaming pics are first my fight against the dwarves, that didn't end well for those little treasure hunters. Second pic is Middenheimer vs. the dwarves and a big win for humanity and the last shot is kind of exemplary of the last games, that tend to end in a bar brawl in the Stoic Arms. Positioned my vampire (Keldrek) badly and killed to of my friend's model but was lucky in return, that I only lost the dark elf assassin and then my friend failed his rout test, could have ended bad for me.



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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/16 12:55:55


Post by: gobert


That table looks amazing fun to play on. Your chainrasps and necromancer look the part smashing up the bar!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/16 13:26:35


Post by: squall018


Love me some Mordheim, though its probably been about three years since Ive played. I always ran Mercenaries so never played The Undead.

I will probably be trying out the Warcry Ogres Saturday at a GW run tournament. Havent 100% decided if Im going but if I do I will let you know how they fare.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/16 21:45:56


Post by: youwashock


Big love for the game shots. Sounds like the Undead are tearing it up.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/17 09:42:36


Post by: inmygravenimage


Fantastic. My son is now obsessed with your blog!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/17 11:57:53


Post by: posermcbogus


Hot DAMN! Those little bloody ghosts are a really great take on that kit - proper grizzly and horrid looking, like something out of the Witcher. Love 'em! Great idea!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/17 20:54:25


Post by: Viterbi


gobert wrote:That table looks amazing fun to play on. Your chainrasps and necromancer look the part smashing up the bar!


I can't say it often enough, it is an amazing table my friend put together. And well, the necromancer may look the part, but he was taken out of action in 3 of 4 games, so he has to try a little harder next time

squall018 wrote:Love me some Mordheim, though its probably been about three years since Ive played. I always ran Mercenaries so never played The Undead.

I will probably be trying out the Warcry Ogres Saturday at a GW run tournament. Havent 100% decided if Im going but if I do I will let you know how they fare.


I started out with mercs and have a averlander warband currently on hold, but ready to spring into action, they leveled up nicely, nearly every hero has 2 or 3 wounds. And good luck, if you're going to the tournament!

youwashock wrote:Big love for the game shots. Sounds like the Undead are tearing it up.


The table is made for taking pics, it's always great fun, I'm posting an old shot under this post, that got a little editing, vampire lord vs my swordsman. It was our first campaign some time ago and the swordsman fell the vampire.
And can't complain atm with my Undead, although overall it's still pretty balanced between our warbands and hopefully stays that way.

inmygravenimage wrote:Fantastic. My son is now obsessed with your blog!


Thanks and happy, that your son likes it and excited to see his ghosts come together!

posermcbogus wrote:Hot DAMN! Those little bloody ghosts are a really great take on that kit - proper grizzly and horrid looking, like something out of the Witcher. Love 'em! Great idea!


Thanks posermcbogus Actually stole that idea from another blog, Gwyn is painting up some nice ghosts too and used similar colors.

As announced the battle shot from ye olde times and then my current progress on the gunslinger, finally started putting paint on him, 70-80% are now blocked in.



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Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/17 22:10:16


Post by: youwashock


Kellermorph is looking good!


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/18 06:44:06


Post by: Syro_


That's a great set of pics in your last two posts.


Viterbi paints and builds... Sisters of Battle, abhumans, a gunslinger and some g-g-g-g-ghosts @ 2020/02/18 20:00:57


Post by: gobert


Kellermorph is making good progress. With that name though I always think of the Polymorph from Red Dwarf. Apologies for the 90s UK TV reference!