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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/13 05:39:50


Post by: MacPhail


There's been some great work on the new plastic Sororitas models lately... I feel like the Sisters community here on Dakka tripled overnight and everyone is showing off great stuff. A bunch of us got sidetracked in the Tactica sharing our paint schemes, and every new sprue that surfaces gets analyzed in the News & Rumors forum... but news threads die off and tactics threads aren't for hobbying, sooo....

How about a standing thread where we can get into the weeds on what's on each sprue, how to maximize the value of each box, which bits swap easily onto which models, where to find good third-party options, don't-screw-this-up-the-same-way-I-did admonitions, and so on? If so, sound off with what you're up to, buying strategies, lessons learned, feedback requests, and so on. If there's anything worth compiling here (sprues? links? paint scheme gallery?), let me know and I'll try to keep up.

For my part, I'm building on about 3500 points of classic metal Sisters, so I'll be building and painting a little bit at a time and probably doing lots of conversions to fill in gaps in my existing lists. I am building the Penitent Engine-- it's an awesome model, but it's built in layers and I'm very glad I painted as I built rather than afterwards-- and I'll be looking at trying to squeeze 4 multi-meltas out of the standard Retributer box, either by scratchbuilding or casting if I can get my head around that.

What are the rest of you faithful servants of the Emperor up to with your new goodies?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/13 08:14:57


Post by: Max Moray


Would gladly support such a plastic sisters hobby thread.

Yes, the MM already seems to be a limited and sought after item being the only real anti-big guy option besides the exorcist. Swapping still might be another option to aquire two, since some are aiming for HF or HF squads, but building or casting sound more fun.

Still busy with standard troops myself, got about 50 custom putty heads (and the corresponding bodies) to play with. Further hoping to get a heavily mechanized, bolter rich and mobile force together this year. I know the current codex does not favor this, but I like the looks of it and am just playing with friends for fun.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/13 20:55:31


Post by: Hankovitch


In addition to the new box set, I have several squads of counts-as Sisters I've been working on the last couple years. Additionally, some Immolators and Exorcists made from a mix of GW rhinos and third-party bits. With the new kit coming out, I feel like these vehicles need to be rather more baroquely decorated, so I've been contemplating how best to do that. I may end up busting out the greenstuff and trying my hand at sculpting some bas-relief panels an other gubbins.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/14 06:30:01


Post by: Racerguy180


I'm down with this thread.

I have;
"Limited" box
Amalia Novena
Death cult Assassins(finecast)
Pious Vorne
Taddeus Purifier
Retributors
Sororitas Rhino(marine w bits)

Looking forward to what else comes down the pipe.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/15 00:24:26


Post by: BrianDavion




thats my first sisters squad painted and ready to play, really happy with how it turned out


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/15 00:44:56


Post by: Nevelon


BrianDavion wrote:


thats my first sisters squad painted and ready to play, really happy with how it turned out


What are you doing for the white armor?

Right now in the building phase of the big box. Once spring comes and I prime, they will be white armor and black robes. Thinking contrast paints for the white.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/15 01:40:57


Post by: BrianDavion


yeah the white armor is contrast paint over wraith bone. that stuff's a mircle for getting good looking armor. you might want a bit of normal white (I use Valejo cold white) for edge highlighting but you really don't need much, it's really good stuff


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/15 04:36:52


Post by: MacPhail


Awesome, I thought there was some good energy in this direction.

BrianDavion, those models look fantastic. I've messed with the "cooler" version of white-on-contrast with my White Scars, but the "warmer" version is awesome. Great visor, too... I've been debating red vs. blue lenses for mine.

Hankovitch, how about something like this? Baroque Photo Corners I haven't messed with it myself, but they seem about the right scale... but they're metal and maybe harder to work with. Maybe some SVG files to print and trim?

MaxMoray, I'm glad you dropped in... it was your mini-tutorial on casting Sisters heads that got me thinking "there should be a one-stop place for all this good stuff." Do you think we could cast multimelta barrels using the same approach? It seems like we should, but you might have a sense otherwise...


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/15 07:32:00


Post by: Max Moray


 MacPhail wrote:
MaxMoray, I'm glad you dropped in... it was your mini-tutorial on casting Sisters heads that got me thinking "there should be a one-stop place for all this good stuff." Do you think we could cast multimelta barrels using the same approach? It seems like we should, but you might have a sense otherwise...


I'll receive some soon, will give it a try probably next week and post it here. So far looking at the sprue pics I see no reason why not, probably would just copy the entire MM depending on how the bit actually looks. The stormbolters in my latest squad and I think almost all meltas of my older domnions are putty, too. If it's too difficult and the quality lacking, a frame (e.g. from lego) around the press mould can also improve the quality. For happy little mistakes there's also purity seals with parchment and battle damage. The power lines should be easy with green stuff and a Roll Maker tool (or a comb), then there is only the proper backpack, but this should be doable, too. The surface of the MM pointing towards the sister in the 360 degree image on the GW page look quite bland. If one is going to make a MM from putty this could be a spot to add something (a fleur, I)...


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/15 20:02:48


Post by: Hankovitch


Macphail: gonna have to check those photo corner things out, they look potentially very useful! I've used the bead/charm section of craft stores to find fleur-de-lis bits in particular, as well as a number of other useful shapes. A ship's wheel, books, chains, etc.

Here's my first set of GW sisters. I need a better lightbox though.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/16 02:31:34


Post by: BrianDavion


regarding painting, I linked this awhile back on the sisters rumors thread but thought I'd link it here

Colour Symbolism in Christianity

it's pretty useful in that it details what colours symbolize in christianity (sure the ecclisiarchy aren't christian but it's no secret they borrow a lot from catholicism)

it's a good way to devise a colour scheme for an order and make it mean something.



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/16 07:11:18


Post by: Viterbi


BrianDavion wrote:
regarding painting, I linked this awhile back on the sisters rumors thread but thought I'd link it here

Colour Symbolism in Christianity

it's pretty useful in that it details what colours symbolize in christianity (sure the ecclisiarchy aren't christian but it's no secret they borrow a lot from catholicism)

it's a good way to devise a colour scheme for an order and make it mean something.



That's an interesting link. I didn't consult it beforehand, but my sister's colors stand for hope, christmas, Trinity season in the summer, trust, Advent and Lent



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/16 07:42:47


Post by: Hankovitch


I like that green armor scheme a lot. I've always been a bit disappointed that all the canonical Orders are variations in black, white, and red. Lacks a certain amount of variety.

On to this week's experiment...

I had some leftover shields and heraldric pieces from the Raging Heroes heavy-armor teams. They have great details and I wanted to duplicate the iconography, but didn't want to start chopping up the only bits I had.

So I got out some thermoplastic and made a couple basic press molds. Wasn't concerned with the reverse side of the shields, they were going to be trimmed and sanded flat anyway to serve as decorative applique on Rhino hulls. I used fine Milliput, and think they turned out pretty well. I'm going to trim the shape a bit to give them as more symmetrical profile, but I think these can go on largely as-is.






A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/16 08:45:30


Post by: Max Moray


BrianDavion wrote:regarding painting, I linked this awhile back on the sisters rumors thread but thought I'd link it here

Colour Symbolism in Christianity

it's pretty useful in that it details what colours symbolize in christianity (sure the ecclisiarchy aren't christian but it's no secret they borrow a lot from catholicism)

it's a good way to devise a colour scheme for an order and make it mean something.



So my new ones apparently stand for earth, monks' robes, signifying humility and god’s connection with the commonplace and theordinary. Can live with that.


Viterbi wrote:That's an interesting link. I didn't consult it beforehand, but my sister's colors stand for hope, christmas, Trinity season in the summer, trust, Advent and Lent


Love the green!

Hankovitch wrote:
I had some leftover shields and heraldric pieces from the Raging Heroes heavy-armor teams. They have great details and I wanted to duplicate the iconography, but didn't want to start chopping up the only bits I had.

So I got out some thermoplastic and made a couple basic press molds. Wasn't concerned with the reverse side of the shields, they were going to be trimmed and sanded flat anyway to serve as decorative applique on Rhino hulls. I used fine Milliput, and think they turned out pretty well. I'm going to trim the shape a bit to give them as more symmetrical profile, but I think these can go on largely as-is.


Looks good. Great minds think alike some say.



Those shields are simply great and fit an Adepta Sororitas army so well. Used them on tanks, crusaders, statues... Was hoping for CC sisters (Celestians) to use more, but the codex says: no. Maybe I'll make some one day.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/16 16:40:01


Post by: Hankovitch


Do you mind IDing the other add on pieces? Looks like a wargames exclusive turret base, and the armor panels from the GW Repressor or exorcist?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/16 20:33:48


Post by: deviantduck


Hankovitch wrote:
Do you mind IDing the other add on pieces? Looks like a wargames exclusive turret base, and the armor panels from the GW Repressor or exorcist?
Flamer+Stormbolter. Looks like a repressor.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/16 21:23:20


Post by: Max Moray


Hankovitch wrote:Do you mind IDing the other add on pieces? Looks like a wargames exclusive turret base, and the armor panels from the GW Repressor or exorcist?


You are right.The passenger compartment is said modified part from WGE, headlights are also WGE. The Dozer blade is slightly modified from Kromlech. The Gunner (I call her Tank girl) is made from Brown Stuff and Magic Sculpt with press moulds from Celestine, Amalia and a Sequitor’s head (made it prior to the army box and the announcement of the new exorcist). The flames on the exhausts are copied from the metal Canoness backpack, the shrine on top is from a Bretonnian banner and the fleurs below the headlights are press moulds from an earring, armor and other details from the Immolator/Exorcist box. The girl on the blade is based on a piece of art by Liam Hammond.

More pics here:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/769412.page

Really would like to repait it for more grit, but am not sure how, yet. Got 2 more of the same to assemble and will try with one of these first.


deviantduck wrote:
Hankovitch wrote:
Do you mind IDing the other add on pieces? Looks like a wargames exclusive turret base, and the armor panels from the GW Repressor or exorcist?
Flamer+Stormbolter. Looks like a repressor.


A repressor is what I count it as in this setup. The dozer blade and the passenger compartment are magnetized. The gunner girl and the Stormbolter turret are on corks and can also be changed, so this vehicle can still be used as a Rhino.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/17 13:01:32


Post by: MacPhail


Those door badges look great, and the whole rig in general. Raging Heroes? I may have to check it out. Here's a few of mine... much less baroque, and probably harder to match to the new stuff for that reason. But for those looking to source trim bits, I can recommend the etched brass fleur de lis kit from Hasslefree Minis (top doors and blades) and Zefig's shop on Shapeways (top plates and turrets).
Spoiler:


What I'm in need of is a big pile of Sisters scale power swords and chainswords, not too clunky, to drill and pin to basically every Superior in my army and to covert the army box Seraphim to Zephyrim... who's got a favorite third-party weaponsmith?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/18 06:10:50


Post by: BrianDavion


 MacPhail wrote:
Those door badges look great, and the whole rig in general. Raging Heroes? I may have to check it out. Here's a few of mine... much less baroque, and probably harder to match to the new stuff for that reason. But for those looking to source trim bits, I can recommend the etched brass fleur de lis kit from Hasslefree Minis (top doors and blades) and Zefig's shop on Shapeways (top plates and turrets).
Spoiler:


What I'm in need of is a big pile of Sisters scale power swords and chainswords, not too clunky, to drill and pin to basically every Superior in my army and to covert the army box Seraphim to Zephyrim... who's got a favorite third-party weaponsmith?


it's not third party but It occured to me today the MK 3 space marine bits box would be a fantastic box to raid for chainswords.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/18 08:18:11


Post by: Viterbi


Hankovitch wrote:
I like that green armor scheme a lot. I've always been a bit disappointed that all the canonical Orders are variations in black, white, and red. Lacks a certain amount of variety.


Thanks. I'm also a bit disappointed, that - as good as they look - there are not many interesting official color schemes. But that's what I love in this forum, we've already have blue-grey, yellow and earthen ones kicking about.

 Max Moray wrote:
Viterbi wrote:That's an interesting link. I didn't consult it beforehand, but my sister's colors stand for hope, christmas, Trinity season in the summer, trust, Advent and Lent


Love the green!

Those shields are simply great and fit an Adepta Sororitas army so well. Used them on tanks, crusaders, statues... Was hoping for CC sisters (Celestians) to use more, but the codex says: no. Maybe I'll make some one day.


Thanks, it's really easy to do, just Leadbelcher and the Terradon Torquoise over it.

You could built CC sisters and then play them with the crusaders rules. Not perfect, because they wouldn't have <ORDER>, but maybe one day we'll get some in a Psychic Awakening kind of supplement.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/18 15:29:58


Post by: Piano Man


I have about 100 metal sisters, including Celestine and Seraphim, all painted in black armor with red with gold trim robes, not including two DCA, a Penitent, an Exorcist, and two Immolators and three Rhinos. Picked these up over the years because I like painting sisters. (I seem to have lost my Hospitaller though which bums me out).

I love to play wargames - KOW (current game of choice), Hail Caesar, Warhammer Ancients back in the day, but unfortunately could never get into 40k. It doesn't seem like a wargame (to me!), and the scene here appears very competitive. However, I am willing to try again.

The question here though is more for you painters and modelers. I am tired of painting black. Would you just paint new sisters in a new scheme, and I would continue to get old sisters and paint them in my old colors? Would this bother people if I ever played? I dont want to be 'that guy'. I just like painting Sisters, they are some of the best miniatures out there.

I was thinking either a white (cream) and red, or maybe a silver and red? What would look good in combination? Or do I just continue in the old style?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/18 15:36:53


Post by: Asmodai




Done my first batch of Sisters of the White Raven - these are from the starter box so they'll be split up into different squads once I get today's releases assembled and painted.

Amalia's chainsword (half buried in snow) is an Imperial Guard one with the army symbol and hand shaved off.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/18 16:42:48


Post by: warspawned


I fully support such a thread
It's nice to see different schemes painted up.

I'm working on an army for my Store and I've my own metal army for 2nd Ed as well to work on.
I'm yet to finish a mini fully but I should have something to share next week.
I will be getting at least one of every kit so it'll be interesting to see what's spare at the end.

I'm almost done putting the Triumph together - lovely minis.
There's no reason why you couldn't use the Sisters as Simulacrum's and use the actual SImulacrum's in the Sisters kit as Imagifiers.
That would give you some Sisters spare to go towards a squad and you could use the body of the Shield sister for a Canoness kit bash.
The Sister with the shroud and the book could easily be a Dialogues.
Then you could use the Tomb as a fancy Objective marker or add it to a standard ruin for the Shrine terrain piece.

The Retributor kit is lacking with only two of each.
I guess you could cut off the Heavy Flamer muzzles and swap them with Meltagun ones to create Multi-meltas?
As for the heads you can simply cut off the tabs and use them however you like - loads of spares there in every kit it seems.

Trolls Under the Bridge do some nice sets for Sisters:
https://www.trolls.cz/collections/conversion-corner?page=1
The Meltagun set in particular is very useful.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/19 00:34:45


Post by: BrianDavion


I've a hunch that given time third party bits for sisters are gonna really pick up steam. some of the arms options in ther current Battle sister kit are limiting so arm bits that can work as subs will be popular


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/19 16:32:35


Post by: Max Moray


Viterbi wrote:You could built CC sisters and then play them with the crusaders rules. Not perfect, because they wouldn't have <ORDER>, but maybe one day we'll get some in a Psychic Awakening kind of supplement.


That would be nice.

Piano Man wrote:The question here though is more for you painters and modelers. I am tired of painting black. Would you just paint new sisters in a new scheme, and I would continue to get old sisters and paint them in my old colors? Would this bother people if I ever played? I dont want to be 'that guy'. I just like painting Sisters, they are some of the best miniatures out there.
I was thinking either a white (cream) and red, or maybe a silver and red? What would look good in combination? Or do I just continue in the old style?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks!


I currently repaint my old ones so the entire army has one color scheme. I would not be bothered by different color schemes in the army of an opponent, but if you field detachments of different orders it might become a little confusing.

For your own scheme idea, maybe try it on one test model and ask for feedback. White and red as well as silver and red work and can be combined e.g. with gold and/or black among others.

BrianDavion wrote:I've a hunch that given time third party bits for sisters are gonna really pick up steam. some of the arms options in ther current Battle sister kit are limiting so arm bits that can work as subs will be popular


Am very curious what 3rd party companies will come up with.

Maybe the following is also of interest in this hobby thread: Finally our group order of dice from Chessex arrived.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/19 22:28:42


Post by: tneva82


What i have been working this weekend. After 13h assembling and about 14h painting new this is state. 40 slsters so that first 3 steps for red and white are done on bottom half(i figure places i can't reach once glund should be darker anyway so lack of last highlights aren't issue). 23 more need ulthuan grey layer on white parts plus gluing. Can i get them tomorrow for game?

Sisters started today primed, cherubs with bases part done needing trim, glue, priming and magnets.

Busy weekend but soon back to reqular 6 model at time paint schedule. Need to move fast though. 4 weeks to paint 2k for tournament assuming canoness and imagifier gets announced next sunday.


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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/20 15:30:33


Post by: Max Moray


tneva82 wrote:What i have been working this weekend. After 13h assembling and about 14h painting new this is state. 40 slsters so that first 3 steps for red and white are done on bottom half(i figure places i can't reach once glund should be darker anyway so lack of last highlights aren't issue). 23 more need ulthuan grey layer on white parts plus gluing. Can i get them tomorrow for game?

Sisters started today primed, cherubs with bases part done needing trim, glue, priming and magnets.

Busy weekend but soon back to reqular 6 model at time paint schedule. Need to move fast though. 4 weeks to paint 2k for tournament assuming canoness and imagifier gets announced next sunday.


That's awesome progress! Usually I don't get more than one mini done in a week.


Max Moray wrote:
 MacPhail wrote:
MaxMoray, I'm glad you dropped in... it was your mini-tutorial on casting Sisters heads that got me thinking "there should be a one-stop place for all this good stuff." Do you think we could cast multimelta barrels using the same approach? It seems like we should, but you might have a sense otherwise...


I'll receive some soon, will give it a try probably next week and post it here. So far looking at the sprue pics I see no reason why not, probably would just copy the entire MM depending on how the bit actually looks. The stormbolters in my latest squad and I think almost all meltas of my older domnions are putty, too. If it's too difficult and the quality lacking, a frame (e.g. from lego) around the press mould can also improve the quality. For happy little mistakes there's also purity seals with parchment and battle damage. The power lines should be easy with green stuff and a Roll Maker tool (or a comb), then there is only the proper backpack, but this should be doable, too. The surface of the MM pointing towards the sister in the 360 degree image on the GW page look quite bland. If one is going to make a MM from putty this could be a spot to add something (a fleur, I)...


Removed - please don't show how to recast things you don't own the rights to.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/20 23:10:47


Post by: Gruuler


I always said when GW got around to redoing the line, I'd buy some AS. Now that they are here, I've kept my end of the deal and bought some troops and an exorcist. I'm looking at these new models and wondering how well magnetizing the Canonness, the Heavy Gunners, and the Retributor squad models so that we can switch around heavy weapon and specialty weapon options would work. It seems like a bit of a pain, but I'm going to be using the models for kill team and would rather have the ability to swap setups than a bunch of static models. Anyone attempted it yet? Any thoughts from more experienced magnetizers?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/21 08:09:47


Post by: tneva82


 Max Moray wrote:

That's awesome progress! Usually I don't get more than one mini done in a week.


Well not single one done ;-) Lower half of armour and cloaks/whatever got 3 steps out of 5 only. Bases have got 2 steps out of 6(plus base edges) only.

Bare minimum to get to playing stage so that the insides of cloaks aren't pain to paint.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/21 10:08:35


Post by: warspawned


That's great use of those Shield bits - I think a unit of Sister-style Crusaders would be supreme.

I'm not great at magnetising but I'd say even experienced guys would have a hard time magnetising these minis - it's the arms/hand joins and the way the backpacks glue together.
They're so small they'd be very tricky to magnetise.
They're great minis but multi-pose they are not, head swaps and occasional hand swaps are doable for most I reckon, but beyond that it's getting into more green stuff territory.
I could be proven wrong though.
The most I've done was put a combi-melta on a Sister Superior using the Sanctum Imp. mini as a base.

I've got a bit of a WIP picture dump in the spoiler tag.
The Triumph is a bit tricky thus far - those cherubs are going to be a real pain!
Spoiler:










A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/21 16:51:43


Post by: Max Moray


 warspawned wrote:
That's great use of those Shield bits - I think a unit of Sister-style Crusaders would be supreme.


Made these last year to count as Crusaders (but please don't ask how I made them )




 warspawned wrote:
I'm not great at magnetising but I'd say even experienced guys would have a hard time magnetising these minis - it's the arms/hand joins and the way the backpacks glue together.
They're so small they'd be very tricky to magnetise.
They're great minis but multi-pose they are not, head swaps and occasional hand swaps are doable for most I reckon, but beyond that it's getting into more green stuff territory.
I could be proven wrong though.
The most I've done was put a combi-melta on a Sister Superior using the Sanctum Imp. mini as a base.


Even if the new sets are a little monopose I've already seen some great conversions including magnets for the retributors. So I am sure magnetising works, done that with Geminae arms in the past, should work just as well with the new ones, but the standard sisters now don't cost a lot and I don't know if it is worth the effort for most ideas.

Good work on the base!
Can't wait to open my triumph box.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/21 22:04:32


Post by: MacPhail


Man, nice pace everyone! I love the various non-Majoris color schemes... just goes to show what can be done. I realized that most of the way through my Penitent Engine build-n-paint blitz I'd left a piece on the sprue... doh! That's what you get for hobbying under the influence, I guess, but it's easily fixed. I've been distracted from Sisters by three Assassins for this month's painting contest, but I'm thinking the Simulacrum and a few of the plastic bolter Sisters from the Army Box are my next project... I have to rip a few stormbolters from converted metal Sisters to be wysiwyg, so maybe I'll try a few gun swaps on those monopose models... anyone tried this yet?

Since it's page 2, I'm going to take the question mark out of the thread title... great work, all!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/21 22:18:02


Post by: Hankovitch


Trying to come up with a good paint scheme for my penitent engine(s). As they are brutal execution devices of the Ministorum rather than glorious Sororitas units, I wanted them to have a more grimy and subdued appearance compared to core Sisters units. Haven't settled on anything yet besides a slightly uninspired gunmetal-and-black scheme.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/21 22:33:16


Post by: MacPhail


Hankovitch wrote:
Trying to come up with a good paint scheme for my penitent engine(s). As they are brutal execution devices of the Ministorum rather than glorious Sororitas units, I wanted them to have a more grimy and subdued appearance compared to core Sisters units. Haven't settled on anything yet besides a slightly uninspired gunmetal-and-black scheme.


I started with Leadbelcher + Nuln, did some dull gold trim (the spikey bits), and picked out the wood grain stuff. I'll do hoses and tech bits, maybe a few more gold decorative bits, and detail the weapons (not sure how yet... soot? heat damage? blood?). That'll be about it... I own a single "classic" PEngine and I did try to add some color to tie it in with my army, but I wasn't thrilled. I think pure grimdark will be my direction there.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/21 23:49:53


Post by: generalchaos34


I made a melta! This was actually super easy from the starter box. All I did was cut off the canister on the bottom, slice it in half, put that half on the side after filing it down smooth. I then trimmed out the nozzle and (not pictured because I can't find my most current picture >< I trimmed and smoothed off the top handle. It looks like an extra baroque relic Melta gun! All I need to figure out is how to put some muzzle slots in the side but im not sure if I even want to bother.

Spoiler:


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/22 01:29:35


Post by: Mud Duck


 MacPhail wrote:
Those door badges look great, and the whole rig in general. Raging Heroes? I may have to check it out. Here's a few of mine... much less baroque, and probably harder to match to the new stuff for that reason. But for those looking to source trim bits, I can recommend the etched brass fleur de lis kit from Hasslefree Minis (top doors and blades) and Zefig's shop on Shapeways (top plates and turrets).
Spoiler:


What I'm in need of is a big pile of Sisters scale power swords and chainswords, not too clunky, to drill and pin to basically every Superior in my army and to covert the army box Seraphim to Zephyrim... who's got a favorite third-party weaponsmith?


I've been experimenting with changing Seraphim to Zephyrim, and found that the two handed swords that are in the Grey Knight Strike squad work with a little modification. Just trim down the 'power box' and power cord and cut the blade off above the hilt and you've got a blade that is the right scale and has a nice bit to glue to the hand and a base to green stuff the fingers back around. Chainswords, that's something else, no idea.

As for Kill teams, the metal Heavy weapon sisters work well with chaos marines arms cut to the right shape and glued to the proper weapons. The indents for the joints on the sisters make for a good start for mounting the magnets, and with a little dremel work the head can be changed with one of the newer ones, for a bit of variation in the squad.




A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/22 17:28:20


Post by: Hankovitch


I converted the box set Seraphim to Zephyrim swords:



I took Imperial Guard chainsword hands and tacked on Space Marine power sword crossguards/blades. Couldn't say what specific sprues they came from; I pulled them from the bits pile. But I'm sure that standard sergeant/command sprue weapons do the trick. Similar size weapons should be available from the Neophyte Hybrid boxes.

Cadian sized chainswords should work with a simple wrist swap if chainswords are what is needed.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/22 21:01:38


Post by: MacPhail


Mud Duck & Hankovitch, this is exactly where I'm headed (slowly). I already have what I need to run 3x7 Seraphim with any loadout combination, so the plastic Seraphim are destined to be Zephyrim. I'll harvest swords for them from my existing Sister Superiors (full hand swap rather than just the sword) and then sub guard chainswords on the infantry until I run out. Ill yank now-illegal stormbolters and replace them with inferno pistols and maybe a condemnor for kicks. By the time I'm done I bet I'll have destroyed and rebuilt a dozen or more... so much for "done."


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/22 21:25:54


Post by: Asmodai


 MacPhail wrote:
Man, nice pace everyone! I love the various non-Majoris color schemes... just goes to show what can be done. I realized that most of the way through my Penitent Engine build-n-paint blitz I'd left a piece on the sprue... doh! That's what you get for hobbying under the influence, I guess, but it's easily fixed. I've been distracted from Sisters by three Assassins for this month's painting contest, but I'm thinking the Simulacrum and a few of the plastic bolter Sisters from the Army Box are my next project... I have to rip a few stormbolters from converted metal Sisters to be wysiwyg, so maybe I'll try a few gun swaps on those monopose models... anyone tried this yet?

Since it's page 2, I'm going to take the question mark out of the thread title... great work, all!


Gun swaps are super-easy on the multi-part Sisters holding their bolter with one hand - just nick the bolter off and substitute a Stormbolter of your choice.



The monopose ones may be easiest to leave as Bolters.


EDIT:

Army box Canoness done:



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/23 03:30:49


Post by: Nimiu


I'm fairly new to the hobby (started last summer). This is the second army I'm working on but I think it's the one I'm going to put a lot of effort into. My bf and roomie got me the CE box for christmas. Got a squad of battle sisters painted up already (working on uploading a picture!). This army has me super excited and into the hobby


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Figured out uploading pictures, sorry for the quality!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/23 13:30:13


Post by: MacPhail


Asmodai, solid tip on waiting for the multipose box... and where did you find those awesome name plates for your bases?

Nimiu, very cool paint scheme, and awesome bases too! I can't tell if you painted them on directly or punched little discs of something?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/23 13:43:54


Post by: Nimiu


Thank you MacPhail! I hand painted those bases! I got the idea from a video on GW's youtube channel. I thought they would look really cool and thematic for an army of battle nuns Pretty quick to make too. A lot less time than my usual mud-paint and grass flocking.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/23 14:06:41


Post by: Asmodai


 MacPhail wrote:
Asmodai, solid tip on waiting for the multipose box... and where did you find those awesome name plates for your bases?

Nimiu, very cool paint scheme, and awesome bases too! I can't tell if you painted them on directly or punched little discs of something?


Versatile Terrain - https://www.versatileterrain.co.uk/


I, too, am loving those marble bases of Nimiu's.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/26 10:04:49


Post by: BrianDavion


Just finished assmblying my exorcist (sorry no pics) but gotta say I enjoyed building the model, it's gonna be fun to paint, lots of embellished detail, but at the same time none of it feels unnesscary


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/27 23:58:20


Post by: jivardi


 Nevelon wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:


thats my first sisters squad painted and ready to play, really happy with how it turned out


What are you doing for the white armor?

Right now in the building phase of the big box. Once spring comes and I prime, they will be white armor and black robes. Thinking contrast paints for the white.


Why wait until spring to prime? Check out the Stynylrez line of primers by Badger (the airbrush company). You don't need an airbrush to apply them, you can use a standard brush.

I paid $12 on Amazon for a 4oz bottle and it's probably enough to paint an Apocolypse size Sisters army, even more if you apply it with an airbrush (paint goes further with an AB than with a traditional brush).

If you have an AB than prime indoors. You don't need a fancy mask or biohazard level precautions as they are acrylic. Paper carpenters masks work just fine for acrylic paints. If you don't have an AB grab a standard basecoat brush and go to town. I've used Citadel black primer with a brush and it's awful. I love the Stynylrez brand of primers and will never use another for indoor use. When the weather is warm (I live in MN) I prefer Krylon or Rustoleum primers because I don't need to clean out my AB after I prime.

And no, "hobby" primers are not BETTER than automotive/household aerosol primers, no matter what you might read or hear.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/30 13:06:15


Post by: MacPhail


I've switched over almost completely to Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2X Paint & Primer... I still shell out for GW's Leadbelcher spray because I haven't been able to find anything as good, but for white, black, and gray I use 2X. Incidentally, Contrast works fairly well over the white.

I've got my eye on my next project... the Canoness from the army box needs a new head, less dangly stuff on her robe, an inferno pistol, and the biggest chainsword I can find in my bits box for a Bloody Rose Canoness with Benificence. It's a model that absolutely dominates on the table and that I'm sick of proxying. I'll get started this weekend after I get done with this month's painting contest.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/30 13:24:37


Post by: Lance845


 MacPhail wrote:
I've switched over almost completely to Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2X Paint & Primer... I still shell out for GW's Leadbelcher spray because I haven't been able to find anything as good, but for white, black, and gray I use 2X. Incidentally, Contrast works fairly well over the white.

I've got my eye on my next project... the Canoness from the army box needs a new head, less dangly stuff on her robe, an inferno pistol, and the biggest chainsword I can find in my bits box for a Bloody Rose Canoness with Benificence. It's a model that absolutely dominates on the table and that I'm sick of proxying. I'll get started this weekend after I get done with this month's painting contest.


Paint + primer products are not primer. Primer and paint are 2 entirely different things that do entirely different jobs. Paint and primer in 1 is a sales gimmick that is based on peoples ignorance of primers primary purpose. They say it because 1) it has good coverage. Because people think primers job is a stain blocker. 2) the paint sticks to itself. Which all paint does. This product might be working fine for you, which is fine. But make no mistake, you are just base coating.
You havent primed anything.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/30 18:15:42


Post by: Excommunicatus


Do you reckon that I could pull off a convincing Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor with the Sisters box? I'm thinking that if I use the torso with the big =][=, the Condemnor Boltgun and the Power Sword, that might work.

9 Sisters and a counts-as Canoness is ca. 150pts in Kill Team, is the why.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/31 21:10:59


Post by: Nicky J


Not exactly Sisters related, but I feel like it can sort of go in this thread - I stuck someone different in Junith’s pulpit, and quite happy with how good it looks:



Not totally sure where it’s going to end up, possible on the back of a rhino, depending on how well it fits...


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/01/31 21:16:50


Post by: Excommunicatus


 Nicky J wrote:


Not totally sure where it’s going to end up, possible on the back of a rhino, depending on how well it fits...


Baneblade. Put it on top of a Baneblade.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/02 17:00:26


Post by: Nevelon


Still building the box. One thing I dislike is the duplicate poses, especially in small squads. Cut the guide pegs off the arm and head, and clipped and repositioned the “I” on the bolt pistol arm so it hangs better in the new position.

Sister 3B, and her not-twin.


Edit:
Sister 3c was a little harder to make unique without a lot of work. Altered the angle of the arm for a more cross-body duel wielding pose.

The squad:


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/03 02:29:30


Post by: Asmodai


Progress on the Sisters themselves is going slowly, but I did get a flock of Cherubim painted during Super Bowl commercials:



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/03 03:41:16


Post by: Lance845


Do the sisters come with enough helmet heads for everybody and people just choose to go with bare heads or are there not enough of the bits?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/03 11:03:57


Post by: Nevelon


 Lance845 wrote:
Do the sisters come with enough helmet heads for everybody and people just choose to go with bare heads or are there not enough of the bits?


I can’t speak for the full kit (but IIRC from following rumors it has plenty of helmets).

The big box has two heads for the battle sisters on the B sprue, the one you get 2x of. The A spure with the unique models just has one head per body IIRC.

I chose to use half unhelmeted ones to help make them look different and less clone-like.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/05 09:03:33


Post by: tneva82


 Nevelon wrote:
I chose to use half unhelmeted ones to help make them look different and less clone-like.


This. And with me having 2 copies of big box I also positioned heads to look different way so with 4 identical poses each head type/position is unique at least.

From 2 big box, 6 BSS box and 2 retributor apart from ~10 celestians for alternative colour scheme(waiting for more of melee options like Zephyr so I can do the bloody rose detachment properly) last 12 power armour ladies are nearly done for pre-gold stage. Then just the gold details to about 80 sisters and then power armour + repentia are done...Next 30 arco flagelants and then exorcists and walkers...

Did run into issue in game for separating squads so decided I'll forego uniform black base trim and do one colour, one squad. I can duplicate colour on clearly different models(seraphim and foot infantry) but troop sisters, dominions, retributors and dominions get each own unique colours. Decided to go:

Troop: green, blue, red, yellow, purple, black
celestian: gold
dominion: silver
retributor: white, orange

That's the first 10 colours. Arco flagelants, repentia, seraphim will use same colours. If(or rather when...) I get more infantry squads need to come up with more distinct colours. Guess could go for light/dark versions or do 2 coloured ones.

Hurts flexibility a bit(no swapping superiors etc) but keeps game going smoother and less chance of unintentional cheating.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/05 11:08:06


Post by: Excommunicatus


 Lance845 wrote:
Do the sisters come with enough helmet heads for everybody and people just choose to go with bare heads or are there not enough of the bits?


It's hard to be 100% about it but from looking at the sprue pics on the GW website it does appear there are enough helmets for everyone, even if you don't want to use that stupid 'face-flap' one.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/05 11:10:44


Post by: tneva82


Minimum of 9 regular helmets for sure.

And if you still need you could trim the fleur symbol of from celestian helmet anyway


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/05 12:48:35


Post by: MacPhail


tneva82 wrote:
Did run into issue in game for separating squads so decided I'll forego uniform black base trim and do one colour, one squad. I can duplicate colour on clearly different models(seraphim and foot infantry) but troop sisters, dominions, retributors and dominions get each own unique colours. Decided to go:

Troop: green, blue, red, yellow, purple, black
celestian: gold
dominion: silver
retributor: white, orange


I know Jancoran does this and swears by it. I've seen someone out there making little rings of plastic or vinyl that click onto the base for this purpose, so you can still change squad composition. Movement bases are another option. I just leave a little gap between units or change the facing if they have to mingle.


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 Nevelon wrote:
Still building the box. One thing I dislike is the duplicate poses, especially in small squads. Cut the guide pegs off the arm and head, and clipped and repositioned the “I” on the bolt pistol arm so it hangs better in the new position.


This is so good to see... I'm about to embark on the same project, with the addition of power sword and a pennant.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/05 20:36:50


Post by: tneva82


Assembled first exorcist. Fun kit. Easier to assemble than marine vehicles have been though tons of bits. Painting will be quite an undertaking...

Drilled up holes to tracks to which I inserted magnets. 4 magnets, exorcist hangs upside down if I felt so inclined. Normally I will carry 4 exorcists on bottom of my big box leaving layer of infantry it seems up. Might have to skip the cherubs or at least magnetize them for transport.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/06 05:05:05


Post by: ZergSmasher


One thing I think I've found with the actual Battle Sisters kit is that it's pretty easy to make 2 units including Superiors from one box. I think if you use Battle Sister A as a second Superior (she's the one that can optionally take a Simulacrum or have her helmet under her arm) it works good, especially if you can put any bits on her that make her stand out (thinking of the little dove with the scroll for mine). If you want to make Dominions with 4 specials, you're kind of hosed on the others, but then you probably could use a few extra Bolter girls anyways, or another actual Simulacrum bearer, or a Heavy Weapon sister, or something.

Edit: Sorry, I should elaborate a little bit. On Sister A, you're good to use her as a Superior as long as you don't want a Combi-weapon, and even with those you might be able to pull it off with a little bit of modelling work. And maybe you could swap out the Bolt Pistol with a spare Chainsword from a Space Marine or something (unlikely you'll have a spare Sisters one).


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/06 13:37:44


Post by: MacPhail


 ZergSmasher wrote:
One thing I think I've found with the actual Battle Sisters kit is that it's pretty easy to make 2 units including Superiors from one box. I think if you use Battle Sister A as a second Superior (she's the one that can optionally take a Simulacrum or have her helmet under her arm) it works good, especially if you can put any bits on her that make her stand out (thinking of the little dove with the scroll for mine). If you want to make Dominions with 4 specials, you're kind of hosed on the others, but then you probably could use a few extra Bolter girls anyways, or another actual Simulacrum bearer, or a Heavy Weapon sister, or something.

Edit: Sorry, I should elaborate a little bit. On Sister A, you're good to use her as a Superior as long as you don't want a Combi-weapon, and even with those you might be able to pull it off with a little bit of modelling work. And maybe you could swap out the Bolt Pistol with a spare Chainsword from a Space Marine or something (unlikely you'll have a spare Sisters one).


With the wealth of special weapons, what's the reason that couldn't be two squads of Dominions? Are there limited arm combos that hold all those fancy guns? I'm flush with bolter Sisters from my classic collection, so I'd build all stormbolters and meltas from that box if I could.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/06 14:28:49


Post by: tneva82


Poses. Not all fit arms without some more or less serious cutting. These are not multipose models. These are monopose with couple options.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/06 19:34:29


Post by: MacPhail


tneva82 wrote:
Poses. Not all fit arms without some more or less serious cutting. These are not multipose models. These are monopose with couple options.

Mmmm... bummer. Also, challenge accepted, GW! If I end up with an extra bolter that puts up too much of a fight, I've been wanting to try Max Moray's muted color scheme.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/08 09:17:48


Post by: Max Moray


In my opinion it is doable (with some cutting and a little bit of green stuff of course) to make two squads (dominions or battle sisters) out of the battle sister box.

Alternatively, one could make at least 3 superiors using the bodies of the intended superior, the simulacrum bearer and the grenade sister using the three swords (power, sheathed power, chainsword), combiweapon, bolt pistol, arms with helmets tucked, pointing hand, condemnor, plasma and chaplet.

PS: Looking forward to the muted color scheme!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/08 09:42:17


Post by: BrianDavion


for those looking for an easy way to do more sister superior's the chainswords from the MK 3 spacer marine kit fit perfectly on the belt of a sister.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/09 22:48:14


Post by: Albertorius


Painted my very first plastic sister:






I guess she technically isn't a full sister, but hey


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/10 00:54:17


Post by: carlos13th


Piano Man wrote:
I have about 100 metal sisters, including Celestine and Seraphim, all painted in black armor with red with gold trim robes, not including two DCA, a Penitent, an Exorcist, and two Immolators and three Rhinos. Picked these up over the years because I like painting sisters. (I seem to have lost my Hospitaller though which bums me out).

I love to play wargames - KOW (current game of choice), Hail Caesar, Warhammer Ancients back in the day, but unfortunately could never get into 40k. It doesn't seem like a wargame (to me!), and the scene here appears very competitive. However, I am willing to try again.

The question here though is more for you painters and modelers. I am tired of painting black. Would you just paint new sisters in a new scheme, and I would continue to get old sisters and paint them in my old colors? Would this bother people if I ever played? I dont want to be 'that guy'. I just like painting Sisters, they are some of the best miniatures out there.

I was thinking either a white (cream) and red, or maybe a silver and red? What would look good in combination? Or do I just continue in the old style?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!


I would have no problem with this. You could even use a similar spot colour (Lets say red) but different Armour colours.

Can be boring doing the same colours for a large number of models, if you want to change it up you do you.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/10 13:27:24


Post by: MacPhail


Albertorious, I love the scheme! Very striking, regal, high contrast, and both the metal and fabric you've done with nice depth. Looking forward to more!

Piano man, with all these new Orders, if you're going to find a few games, you'll be glad to have the option to run 2 different Orders in the same army. If you're not going to get many games, you should do whatever feels fun to paint! Either was it sounds like you'll probably leave the black scheme to your metal models and choose something new for your plastics, which is largely what I have done.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/10 20:35:22


Post by: Hankovitch


I picked up a Neave Blacktalon mini back when that box set first came out, because it was such a badass mini that I wanted to convert her to a Sister of Battle. I never painted the conversion, and with the plastic releases I went back and updated a few details (adding a SoB backpack in particular) and finished the job. Canoness Hildegard may come from a heavy-gravity world, but doesn't loom over her companions so massively anymore.





A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/13 15:19:56


Post by: Inquisitor Lord Katherine


I've completed 2 whole models since buying the set. I'm very productive.



I think it'll take me a while to get to all of them, since I kind of want to plug through everything else that's been on the stack first. I've got:
2 Immolators
1 Rhino
25 BSS
2 Seraphim
8 Repentia
1 Penitent Engine
[Also: 5 Interceptors, 1.5 Dawneagle Jetbikes, and 1 Panzer IV]

to finish before I start work in earnest on the new stuff. Also, a Basilisk and Ven Dread, which I bought recently and are on the fast-track because I want them in my lists soon.


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 Lance845 wrote:
Do the sisters come with enough helmet heads for everybody and people just choose to go with bare heads or are there not enough of the bits?


It comes with enough helmets by a factor of like 2.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/13 16:04:33


Post by: youwashock


Hankovitch wrote:
I picked up a Neave Blacktalon mini back when that box set first came out, because it was such a badass mini that I wanted to convert her to a Sister of Battle. I never painted the conversion, and with the plastic releases I went back and updated a few details (adding a SoB backpack in particular) and finished the job. Canoness Hildegard may come from a heavy-gravity world, but doesn't loom over her companions so massively anymore.





Love this. Great use of a great model.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/13 17:57:09


Post by: Spoletta


My first painted squad. Nothing exceptional, but i have 6 armies to build so i needed a fast painting standard.



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/14 01:07:40


Post by: Asmodai


Finished up my Hospitaller:



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/14 05:30:54


Post by: mrwhoop


Here's my gallery for my Order https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-23066-62187_Order%20of%20the%20Aegir%20Chalice.html

For the most part I painted these this year while some Seraphim and older metal repentia I did while I was assembling these plastic ones. I also took a reply from Asmodai about squad markings by using the I on the left shoulder pad. The blue and green are more different in person but I may still use a lighter blue like temple guard or mixing with a lighter color.

Spoiler:












A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/14 09:59:03


Post by: Rybrook


Anyone know when the seraphim will be released as a kit?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/14 11:37:01


Post by: Asmodai


 Rybrook wrote:
Anyone know when the seraphim will be released as a kit?


Short answer: No. Nothing has been announced publicly.

Long answer: GW confirmed Sisters as getting a Psychic Awakening book yesterday. We already know the armies in Saga of the Beast and Engine War, so if they're in War of the Spider or a later book and the new models tie into that, it wouldn't be till at least May.

I'm certainly hoping for sooner since my goal is to have them ready for a GT in May.


GW just announced on Facebook the rest of the kits will be out in March.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/16 13:28:39


Post by: Nevelon


Building the Pen Engine from the big box. Thinking about leaving it in some parts for paint. How are people partially assembling this? Because there are a TON of details it’s going to be hard to get a brush to. But I also don’t want to leave it in 20 parts to prime and paint.

Thoughts?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/16 17:24:20


Post by: MacPhail


 Nevelon wrote:
Building the Pen Engine from the big box. Thinking about leaving it in some parts for paint. How are people partially assembling this? Because there are a TON of details it’s going to be hard to get a brush to. But I also don’t want to leave it in 20 parts to prime and paint.

Thoughts?

I might have a couple of useful things to offer. I also painted pre-assembly. I was mainly looking at doing a good job of painting the pilot and the really cool vault of vials on the back when I planned my approach. I think I got both of those, but maybe not with the gains I'd imagined. The vials aren't very visible on the assembled model, and I'm glad I didn't go big on trying to paint liquid levels or bubbles on them. I found that painting the pilot separately means giving up the opportunity the fill all the gaps on the pilot's neck and torso. Because of the way the components slot into and pass through each other, assembling the pilot has to be the last step, and I found even a couple layers of paint made the fit a little snug. I'm still glad I went the route I did and will do the same again, but with reasonable expectations... the vials won't be a striking visual centerpiece, and the pilot will show some seams. I'd say go for it, but dry-fit the assembly a few times to see what actually merits extra time and effort.





I have some painting and photos planned later tonight, so I'll try to upload a pic of the vials.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/16 18:04:34


Post by: warspawned


It's great to see the progress and conversions etc people are making!
Sadly my own army has come to a screeching halt due to work but I did get some minis painted up a while ago.

Spoiler:








I built the Exorcist but screwed it up a little at the back - distracted by a dog and dinner simultaneously.
Also regrettably I've changed the colour scheme since painting the Repentia, which means all that white work on the cloak might be wasted


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/18 23:16:28


Post by: carlos13th


Could just keep the Repentia a different colour to make her stand out.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/19 00:13:30


Post by: Nevelon


(Ignore the right hand side, and the filthy xenos in the back)


Finished the build stage. Now to wait for spring and mild weather for the rattle-can primer.

Box went together quite well. Very few places where I needed to do more knifework then just clipping and cleaning.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/19 04:40:55


Post by: Oppl


Cranking through these Sisters. Forgive the blurry photo.

Absolutely beautiful models and such a joy to paint. I have a very quick Order of Our Martyred Lady scheme which lets me paint models quickly as I don't have too much time to spend on the hobby. I also customised a Sister Superior Amalia Novena model to now have a Power Sword, hooded head, pointing hand alongside the standard Bolter. Using parts from the Battle Sisters sprue with barely any clipping involved - the kits CAN be customised to some degree!



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/20 05:52:12


Post by: tyvb


Getting these ones painted up has been a lot of fun learning to make black "not-so-boring" to look at. I am a novice compared to some of you :O

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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/02/20 06:34:47


Post by: BrianDavion


love it!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/03 17:23:09


Post by: Hankovitch


I already own a set of metal repentias and a Mistress of Repentance; and to my tastes the classic Mistress fell within the bounds of "endearingly weird" rather than painful to look at. I'm keeping her, which left me with no particular need for the Repentia Superior from the box set. She is a very nice sculpt though. So I clipped the whips and made her an Imagifier instead. Converting her to a junior Canoness would also be easy.



Here's an Imagifier from the regular troops box. I really like the "scripture-text" waterslide decals GW included. They're almost too good though; the lines of scribble-text are so fine that they almost disappear at arm's length.



Only the penitent engine shall pass...



And finally a group shot of the new-sisters I've finished since the release.



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/04 05:47:48


Post by: MacPhail


Oh, man...this thread is getting awesome. Really cool model poses, color schemes, paint skill, and base design. I'm super impressed and inspired.

Here's the Canoness conversion I did for the monthly painting contest. I'm not happy-- or done-- with her face, but I'm getting some good tips on eyes and skin tones in my P&M Blog. Please share any ideas you have here as well!



Here's a rough summary of the conversion in photos.
Spoiler:


















A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/04 22:25:19


Post by: Sentionaut


 MacPhail wrote:
Oh, man...this thread is getting awesome. Really cool model poses, color schemes, paint skill, and base design. I'm super impressed and inspired.

Here's the Canoness conversion I did for the monthly painting contest. I'm not happy-- or done-- with her face, but I'm getting some good tips on eyes and skin tones in my P&M Blog. Please share any ideas you have here as well!



Here's a rough summary of the conversion in photos.
Spoiler:


















Nice, what's that sword from?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/05 02:22:01


Post by: MacPhail


 Sentionaut wrote:

Nice, what's that sword from?

I wish I knew. I got it probably 20 years ago at the peak of the old GW Trolls mail order service, which was pretty awesome for bits. No idea whose sword it was or whether it ever had a handle of it's own. But I'm glad people like it!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/05 08:54:18


Post by: Duskweaver


 MacPhail wrote:
I wish I knew. I got it probably 20 years ago at the peak of the old GW Trolls mail order service, which was pretty awesome for bits. No idea whose sword it was or whether it ever had a handle of it's own. But I'm glad people like it!

I'm pretty sure it's from the Devotee Malicant model made for the 54mm Inquisitor game.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/05 12:33:48


Post by: MacPhail


 Duskweaver wrote:
 MacPhail wrote:
I wish I knew. I got it probably 20 years ago at the peak of the old GW Trolls mail order service, which was pretty awesome for bits. No idea whose sword it was or whether it ever had a handle of it's own. But I'm glad people like it!

I'm pretty sure it's from the Devotee Malicant model made for the 54mm Inquisitor game.


That's exactly right... nicely done. http://www.solegends.com/citcat2005ussc/c2005usscp0062-00.htm

So that one isn't around anymore, but I did a size comparison and a mockup with a photo in my P&M blog with a Space Marine chainsword that would have delivered a similar effect... but not quite the same as using a 54mm sword on a 28mm model!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/05 16:44:17


Post by: Red__Thirst


Painted this up for a friend of mine. Really enjoyed the model, despite it being resin. The parts were crisp and clean and painted really well.

I hope to get some sisters in the future to paint up. The models look so very awesome and after painting one up, I would enjoy painting more of them in the future.

So, without further ado:





Thanks for looking, and awesome thread also. Really enjoying seeing the sisters projects here.

Take it easy.

-Red__Thirst-


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/05 20:42:13


Post by: Hankovitch


That purple-and-white looks good. Stands out from the black/red/white combos if the official orders, but still feels like Sisters of Battle.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/06 16:14:25


Post by: Red__Thirst


Hankovitch wrote:
That purple-and-white looks good. Stands out from the black/red/white combos if the official orders, but still feels like Sisters of Battle.


I agree! My buddy initially wanted a different color combo (a teal green and purple instead of red and purple with white armor) but we talked and settled on the purple and red instead. Really pops nicely with the white power armor and gold accents I think. He was also insistent on her being a red head.

I really enjoyed the challenge of this mini. White is not easy, though contrast makes it a little less difficult. He was very pleased with the results thankfully.

Take it easy.

-Red__Thirst-


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/06 16:52:38


Post by: Col. Kurtz


Viterbi beat me to it, but ever since the contrast paints came out, I've loved the way they look over metallics. I love the turquoise contrast paint and could not wait to try it on sisters. I have a small force from back in 2003-4 when they were done with witch hunters, and I've picked up one box of the new sisters. Now that my wife has a full time gig again, reinforcements will be in bound shortly!





A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/06 17:26:20


Post by: petrov27


the colors are outstanding on that mini - really dig the white armor and contrast against the gold and purple tabard/loincloth or whatever its called

What brand purple is that you are using?

-that teal/white combo is also really great - I like these differences from the standard black/white/red


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/06 20:32:08


Post by: Red__Thirst


petrov27 wrote:
the colors are outstanding on that mini - really dig the white armor and contrast against the gold and purple tabard/loincloth or whatever its called

What brand purple is that you are using?

-that teal/white combo is also really great - I like these differences from the standard black/white/red


I used Citadel Paints. I believe it's Xereus Purple in two thin coats, followed by a heavy Druchii Violet Shade and highlighted with more Xereus Purple and then a highlight of Screamer Pink over top of the Xereus Purple.

Hope that helps.

Take it easy.

-Red__Thirst-



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/10 06:25:07


Post by: Viterbi


 Col. Kurtz wrote:
Viterbi beat me to it, but ever since the contrast paints came out, I've loved the way they look over metallics. I love the turquoise contrast paint and could not wait to try it on sisters. I have a small force from back in 2003-4 when they were done with witch hunters, and I've picked up one box of the new sisters. Now that my wife has a full time gig again, reinforcements will be in bound shortly!





Nice start and yeah, the contrasts over metal are to good to miss. I actually tested a few (a poor deathwatch veteran got sprinkled with a whole rainbow with red, black, yellow etc.), but turquoise was my instant favorite. I just regret that the paints came out after I started painting my space marines, because their armor needs a lot more work.

Love the tabard, painting that's a really hard color to get right.

I'm planning on continuing to paint my primed sisters in April atm WarCry is blocking my painting table.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/10 13:18:51


Post by: warspawned


That Canoness Veridyan casting has never turned out 100% for me sadly, on I think 3 occasions now. She's such a great model but why oh why didn't they do her in plastic?
Anyway, nice job

Well, I haven't got much done on the army but I did just polish off Junith for my store (All brush painted too, no airbrush trickery as it stopped working right).
Another great mini but I was disappointed the writing wasn't sculpted on - but what can you do?



Spoiler:






Next up to finish the damned Triumph


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/11 17:38:01


Post by: Red__Thirst


 warspawned wrote:
That Canoness Veridyan casting has never turned out 100% for me sadly, on I think 3 occasions now. She's such a great model but why oh why didn't they do her in plastic?
Anyway, nice job


Thank you for that! Yea I was super pleased that the cast was so nice. It's been one of the only GW resin casts I've seen with no flaws outside of general mold lines.

Take it easy.

-Red__Thirst-


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/11 17:48:17


Post by: Captain Brown


My contribution with my only plastic Sister.



Cheers,

CB


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/11 19:32:33


Post by: youwashock


I, too, have only the one plastic Sister so far.



Bought the Battle Sister squad, but have not gotten to it yet.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/21 20:45:06


Post by: MacPhail


If you're only going to paint one Sister, you both chose an awesome one, and did a great job to boot. youwashock, is that a stock Sisters head from one of the new boxes? I love it!

Big props on the bold color schemes, too... both the purple/white and the metallic turquoise.

Nice to see Junith getting on the table... good choice on the head swap too!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/21 21:54:34


Post by: Xfrawg


Here are my sisters.

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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/22 02:22:22


Post by: youwashock


Thanks, MacPhail. It is the head from an ETB Stormcast. I sculpted the cable you can see in this shot and she has a port on the left side behind her ear. The combi-melta is from the Sternguard kit.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/03/27 07:49:58


Post by: tyvb


Finally getting a start on painting! At least I can say this is the least amount of GW grey showing in my army I've ever had!




A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/02 21:27:37


Post by: BrianDavion




my exorcist. I need 2 more but those will have to come later. it's a neat looking model but... SO MUCH DETAIL


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/02 23:44:51


Post by: Wakshaani


Is anyone working on a Sacred Rose force? I could really use some painted examples to eyeball but everyone's sticking to the same Martyred Lady/Valorous Heart/Bloody Rose schemes.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/04 06:28:35


Post by: MacPhail


Wakshaani wrote:
Is anyone working on a Sacred Rose force? I could really use some painted examples to eyeball but everyone's sticking to the same Martyred Lady/Valorous Heart/Bloody Rose schemes.

I've painted a lot of white Sisters armor, but messing around with White Scars is what led me to Contrast. Apothecary White might be worth a look... there's a squad of fresh tactical marine in my blog if you want to have a look, but it's not over the GW primer. If it's close to what you're looking for its an easy way to paint white.

Great progress on these armies, everyone! I see vehicles, Imagifiers, some good sized armies, and an awesome array of paint schemes. Very cool to see everyone's development.

Here's my latest: converting army box Seraphim into Zephyrim, starting with the pennant.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/07 01:31:58


Post by: BrianDavion


yeah, apocathary white works great on sisters


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2353/12/04 12:06:04


Post by: Asmodai




Finished my first Exorcist last night. Still have two more to do, but it was enough of a chore that I'll probably paint other things a bit before I come back to them.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/10 04:08:10


Post by: Racerguy180


 MacPhail wrote:
Wakshaani wrote:
Is anyone working on a Sacred Rose force? I could really use some painted examples to eyeball but everyone's sticking to the same Martyred Lady/Valorous Heart/Bloody Rose schemes.

I've painted a lot of white Sisters armor, but messing around with White Scars is what led me to Contrast. Apothecary White might be worth a look... there's a squad of fresh tactical marine in my blog if you want to have a look, but it's not over the GW primer. If it's close to what you're looking for its an easy way to paint white.

Great progress on these armies, everyone! I see vehicles, Imagifiers, some good sized armies, and an awesome array of paint schemes. Very cool to see everyone's development.

Here's my latest: converting army box Seraphim into Zephyrim, starting with the pennant.


That looks great!


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 Asmodai wrote:


Finished my first Exorcist last night. Still have two more to do, but it was enough of a chore that I'll probably paint other things a bit before I come back to them.


That blue looks killer.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/10 09:23:33


Post by: CoteazRox


 MacPhail wrote:
Wakshaani wrote:
Is anyone working on a Sacred Rose force? I could really use some painted examples to eyeball but everyone's sticking to the same Martyred Lady/Valorous Heart/Bloody Rose schemes.

I've painted a lot of white Sisters armor, but messing around with White Scars is what led me to Contrast. Apothecary White might be worth a look... there's a squad of fresh tactical marine in my blog if you want to have a look, but it's not over the GW primer. If it's close to what you're looking for its an easy way to paint white.

Great progress on these armies, everyone! I see vehicles, Imagifiers, some good sized armies, and an awesome array of paint schemes. Very cool to see everyone's development.

Here's my latest: converting army box Seraphim into Zephyrim, starting with the pennant.


That is a good idea. I am doing the same conversion using Grey Knight parts and have to remove all the power hands.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/11 20:13:55


Post by: Nevelon




First test sister done.
Apothecary white over grey seer, with minimal codex white edges. Trying to keep the edges down to a minimum (aka not every armor edge) so I can actually get them done in a reasonable amount of time. Sent this pic in for feedback from my friend who’s army it is. Thoughts from the forum?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/11 21:14:42


Post by: AzureDeath


This is my start of my order of the Cerulean Shroud.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/12 15:54:19


Post by: MacPhail


BrianDavion, Asmodai, great Exorcists! The two different schemes reveal how much detail the kit has, especially the gold-on-blue.

AzureDeath, another great color scheme! The two colors are close enough to lack contrast, except that you've preserved two very different finishes that set them apart nicely.

Nevelon, she's looking pretty good. The brushwork is as good as ever, and I love the brown you've worked up for pouches and hoslters. On the armor itself. I was thinking it looked a little washed out (I've done this by "picking up" too much of the pooling Contrast paint with my brush rather than letting it really collect in the detail of the model), but when I clicked through to the high rez versions I could see the relief of the armor better. The gold trim looks a little thin in spots... is that built up on Retributor Armor? The purity seals look great, as do the lenses. I think your friend will be pleased!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/12 16:31:33


Post by: Nevelon


 MacPhail wrote:
Nevelon, she's looking pretty good. The brushwork is as good as ever, and I love the brown you've worked up for pouches and hoslters. On the armor itself. I was thinking it looked a little washed out (I've done this by "picking up" too much of the pooling Contrast paint with my brush rather than letting it really collect in the detail of the model), but when I clicked through to the high rez versions I could see the relief of the armor better. The gold trim looks a little thin in spots... is that built up on Retributor Armor? The purity seals look great, as do the lenses. I think your friend will be pleased!


The brown and gold are Mounfang Brown and and old pot of Shining Gold, both hit with a thin glaze of Darkoath flesh. Nothing more than that. Purity seal is the same contrast over Zandri Dust for the parchment, and BftBG over Khorn Red for the wax. Lenses are Waystone Green over and old pot of Glistening Green.

I’m still getting the hang of using the contrast paints as intended. I’ve mostly been using them as a substitute for old inks as glazes. Actually using them to do the one step highlight/shade bit is going to take some practice for how much to use, how to let it pool, etc. I was thinking of trying the Apothecary White as a pin wash, and just dotting it on the rivets, thin lines down the seems, etc. and see how that looks. But that might be too much work. Still figuring this out.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/13 02:20:05


Post by: ZergSmasher


I finished these girls a while ago but I never got around to sharing them in here. My only completely painted unit of Sisters (so far):

Not the cleanest of paintjobs, but for basic troops I feel like they are adequate. I think in the future I'm going to dilute the Shyish Purple contrast paint that I used for the cloth; in these pics it almost looks black rather than purple. Unfortunately I've already finished the cloth portions of the Repentia and their Superior from the box set, so it'll be the next unit that will get the new formula for the purple. Of course, if it's not me putting too much paint on and something else I'm doing wrong please chime in and tell me.

I'm happy with the Iyanden Yellow for the armor; it came out exactly how I wanted it. No way in hell I'd try to do yellow any other way!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/14 06:23:51


Post by: BrianDavion


Nice, very "Imperial fists"esque


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/19 22:20:26


Post by: Arcanis161


Current WIP. Still need to finish the Bolter, hair, leather, and the base. There's a lot of detail on these gals and the scheme was fairly complicated because of it. Not sure I want a full army, but I still think it looks good, may just paint what I have and do a Kill Team.

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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/21 23:42:16


Post by: carlos13th


Loving the work here so far. It's helping inspire me to get my sisters box done.

Started with the Arco Flagellants that are far from done. Trying to make their artificial limbs a little more ornate with the brass detailing to give the idea that the weapons are valued even if the hosts are not. Also didnt want two poses to be identical so replaced a whip with a chainsword arm.

Want to work my way up to repentas then the penitent engine and then battle sisters sisters as I figure the cleaner look of the sisters will be more difficult to achieve than the lower level cannon fodder.


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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/04/30 21:33:31


Post by: MacPhail


Here's the finished product on my Seraphim-to-Zephyrim conversion... individual pics are in the painting contest thread and conversion details are in my blog. If they're as good as everyone thinks, these will soon be joined by an official boxed squad. For now I'm going to keep hammering away at the army box contents... which with last longer, my pile of plastic or the stay-at-home orders? I'm seriously considering a small diorama of 2-3 Sisters on a long-range patrol, with dusty robes, scratched armor, and lots of extra packs and pouches.



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/01 00:28:34


Post by: Porphyrius


Well Celestine isn't part of the new range of plastic sisters, but I hope that she still fits in this thread as I'm immensely proud of this mini!













A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/01 04:11:55


Post by: Racerguy180


She's a plastic sister so why not?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/01 11:36:35


Post by: Asmodai


That's a nice Celestine.


Rhino for my Bloody Rose Vanguard:



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/02 01:13:53


Post by: Racerguy180


the red looks really nice. Bloody Rose looks bloody good.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/07 14:32:16


Post by: Nicky J


Corona Conversion Corner:

Wanted to give my Canoness something different to rest her foot on - think this shrine thing works pretty well:



not sure about having burning braziers on your backpack, and then swinging a massive banner near it, but rule of cool wins, as always!



and I got a Victoria Miniatures Kangaroo APC when they had the promotion on to support the Australia bush fires (remember when that seemed like the worst thing that would happen this year!), and am finally getting around to assembling it, and have decided its gonna be for the Sisters - only got the turret done at the mo, but loving how it looks so far - guns from underneath Junith's pulpit fit perfectly in the weapon slot - needs some greenstuff in a few places (under her right armpit), but looking good:



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/09 04:52:12


Post by: ms07b3


I finished some customized sisters like these anime style ones.
Just for share




more pictures in my thread.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/786560.page


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/12 13:42:58


Post by: General Kroll


How are people tackling the stained glass windows on the immolator?


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 Nicky J wrote:
Corona Conversion Corner:

Wanted to give my Canoness something different to rest her foot on - think this shrine thing works pretty well:



not sure about having burning braziers on your backpack, and then swinging a massive banner near it, but rule of cool wins, as always!



and I got a Victoria Miniatures Kangaroo APC when they had the promotion on to support the Australia bush fires (remember when that seemed like the worst thing that would happen this year!), and am finally getting around to assembling it, and have decided its gonna be for the Sisters - only got the turret done at the mo, but loving how it looks so far - guns from underneath Junith's pulpit fit perfectly in the weapon slot - needs some greenstuff in a few places (under her right armpit), but looking good:



That Canoness looks very cool, where is the shrine piece from?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/12 14:29:34


Post by: Nicky J


 General Kroll wrote:
That Canoness looks very cool, where is the shrine piece from?

Thanks. It’s from the back of the AoS Mortis engine - see top right pic here
Spoiler:


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/12 15:36:02


Post by: General Kroll


 Nicky J wrote:
 General Kroll wrote:
That Canoness looks very cool, where is the shrine piece from?

Thanks. It’s from the back of the AoS Mortis engine - see top right pic here
Spoiler:


Thanks, looks like a handy little piece.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/18 20:00:50


Post by: carlos13th


Anyone got any tips on painting the Rhino, Exorcist and immolator in a black scheme?


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/19 02:50:10


Post by: MacPhail


 carlos13th wrote:
Anyone got any tips on painting the Rhino, Exorcist and immolator in a black scheme?


Captain Brown has a massive force of the Order of our Martyred Lady... they're all classic models, but his black tanks are beautiful: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300/700674.page


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/19 03:51:30


Post by: tyvb


I've got these beach babes I'm painting and basing up while I'm locked away!

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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/19 19:56:43


Post by: youwashock


Nice looking group, tyvb. Dig the basing.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/19 22:10:05


Post by: carlos13th


WIP penitent engine from the box set

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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/05/20 03:06:12


Post by: Racerguy180


 tyvb wrote:
I've got these beach babes I'm painting and basing up while I'm locked away!


daaaaaammmmmnnnnn, that's some D-Day realism for those fine ladies.

Nice Work!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/06/16 19:35:45


Post by: Asmodai


I'm pretty happy with the results on my Zephyrim.





Not sure how 9th edition will affect my two-order force, but pressing forward for now.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/06/18 06:57:20


Post by: Racerguy180


Those Zepharim look great


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/07/03 15:42:30


Post by: tyvb


Getting closer to finishing my Triumph. Just had to take a picture through the arches of a terrain piece with a retinue of Sisters, very dramatic lol

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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/07/03 16:48:11


Post by: CancelledApocalypse


Super dramatic! Love it!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/07/03 18:30:27


Post by: Nevelon


Slowly getting paint on Sisters.


The goal is to finish the box by the end of the year. While we are at the halfway point, I knew it was going to be a late start as I couldn’t spray prime until spring broke.

Edit: (Dec 27th, 2020):

This thread hasn’t been posted to in enough months to count as necroposting if I just added a new post to the end. But is wanted to post for posterity that I did finish my project in the year, and the results:


Spoiler:





And some extra sinners along for the fun:



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/07/12 03:14:32


Post by: Red_Lives


my contributions

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A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/08/05 14:49:21


Post by: Asmodai


Bumping this thread as I've now completed my plastic Sisters (at least till the Palatine comes out).

Triumph:



Group shots:







A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2020/08/06 02:56:06


Post by: Mothsniper


DUDE! Congrats!
Let thine hand never falter and thine flames be forever on thy backs of thy Xenos, thyheretics, and thy mutants!


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/01/22 05:02:38


Post by: MacPhail


Long overdue bump, with a tip I'm interested if anyone else has made use of. I had a couple of models pop apart at the waist... I had used a tiny drop of the glue and relied on the perfectly fitted joints to hold them together. The result was that it was way easier to paint both leg armor and robes. I'll look for models that lend themselves to it and do it again when I can... not too many, but it was two out of five in this squad. Anyone else figured this one out?



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/01/22 05:30:12


Post by: ZergSmasher


Took me way too long, but I finally finished all of the models from 2019's Sisters of Battle Army Set:

As far as useful hobby tips, the only one I can add is that Penitent Engines/Mortifiers should be painted in subassemblies. I know, Captain Obvious speaking, but it would have made painting the Penitent Engine a lot easier for me.

Now that I've done the box set, time to get all the rest of my Sisters army done.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/01/22 11:53:10


Post by: Nevelon


I have painted the legs/robes separate before. The one big problem with it is that the non-base parts get your fingers all over them. This can lead to rubbing layers off, or just the natural oils causing issues. Using a little tack of glue to attach them to sticks fixes that, but then you need to do a little final cleanup.

I should have done more paint in parts on my box, but mostly just glued everything together. Other big shout outs for part work would be the seraphim’s backpacks/stands and the pengine. Robe interiors are one of those “if you can’t get a brush there, you won’t notice it" things. At least when working for table top play.

I edited my final pics into my post upthread. Was a fun project.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/01/23 02:19:38


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


The box set looks great! I still haven't finished mine... :(


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/03/05 04:56:22


Post by: MacPhail


Anyone else plotting to convert some extra Simulacra now that the convent is handing them out for free? I'm working up an easy one with the extra Simulacrum arm from the Army Box and the Mistress from the Repentia box. I was also eyeballing the heavy bolter left arm holding the front handle in a nice vertical position... that could easily be a fist on a banner pole. Unfortunately these Sisters sprues don't have a ton of swag on them for building a little reliquary of some sort. I have some Ravenwing sprues that have lots of purity seals and censers that might do the job for another one.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/03/22 11:54:58


Post by: Nicky J


I'd just like to point out that I totally came up with the idea of putting a turret on top of the Immolator/Exorcist chassis, and GW stole the idea from me







I got most of the chassis (relatively) cheap from a bits store, but I couldn't get a hold of the exhaust stack/braziers at the time, so had to use Leman Russ exhausts instead. I'm gonna try and find some little icons/shields to cover up the pentagonal fixing point things under them, and need to find some headlights too, but pretty pleased with how it turned out



A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/04/14 00:44:17


Post by: Porphyrius






Imagifier kitbash I’m working on.


A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread @ 2021/04/14 09:56:48


Post by: Hankovitch


I'm hoping to see decent options for modifying or replacing the legs on the Paragon Warsuit when that comes out.