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Nottingham

Time to start a p&m blog, and what better way to start with a brand(ish) new project? About a year ago I did a large trade with Tim of miniature-heroes.co.uk and got half a high elf blood bowl team as a part of it. Over the last year, I've managed to get the rest from eBay, by regularly checking and making reasonable offers on overpriced items. The final pieces are now stripped, and I am ready to begin painting.



I decided to go for 30mm lipped bases, as I think they look better if you are wanting to make a scenic base, due to the framing of the lip. I'm hoping to get some paint on them today, and the patter of rain on the French door suggests that it will happen. I'll get some more pictures up later, but I'm planning on very light grey robes, with caledor sky as a spot to break it up. I've no idea about what the team name will be, so suggestions are very welcome. I was thinking about 'the ulthuan ?'s' but I'm not fixed on it.

Cheers

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Good luck man. Have you set yourself a date for completion or are you just going to let them take their natural course.

Also, ade you painting them individually or batch?

D
   
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Nottingham

Cheers mate. I'm on half term now, and fortunately am pretty up to date on my marking, so I'm hoping to get them done this week. I'll do the preliminary undercoating and base coats together, then break them up into types for the detailing.


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So base layers are done on the whole team and look like this:


That's a black undercoat, followed by a grey one at 90degrees, and a zenith with pure white. Next thing is to coat them all in ulthuan grey, change the Cure to Covenant on the cd player, and after that I'll switch from the airbrush to a paint brush for the rest of the project.

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Nottingham

I've done a few colours on a lineman to check how it will look. It isn't finished, the gems need doing, the base needs grassing, and few other finishing touches. It looks much better in hand, I'm still figuring out how to use my light box to get better pictures.


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Nottingham

So here is the first one pretty much done, just the decal to add, followed by 18 layers of varnish so it will survive the game. I decided to make the unsymmetrical facial features work for me, rather than against, so he is sporting a black eye and split lip.



I thought I'd use the black background to see if it helps soften the light. As for the rest, the base layers for the skin and metal has been done, so they are moving on. It's my birthday tomorrow, and I've some assessments to mark this afternoon, so probably won't get any more done until Thursday.

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Nottingham

Taking longer than expected, but nevermind. Here is a pic of where the team is at present


Another highlight to do on the blue before moving on to the skin. Put a 50/50 mix of black ink and water on the armour, so looking forward to seeing how that compares to nuln oil which I normally use. I'm liking how much more it reveals the details.

Managed to find this fella on ebay for a bargain price, so cleaned him up and got some paint on him so he is at the same point as the rest. Always loved this model, and he'll make a good centrepiece with high elves having no big lads to take along.

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Nottingham

So today I attended the Meatgrinder event at warhammer world today, which was nice as I got to pick up an order to begin a new project;



which, when the big boxes were unpacked looks like this:



So I thought I'd blog it as I work on it. It didn't really happen with the bloodbowl team (still look the same as they do in the last picture), and my 31k Crimson Fists I just plain didn't want to spend the time recording or writing about working on (no reason why, just didn't feel like it). I got nine tiles, and these



Blast doors, the scribe's desk and the containment tanks. Thought some extra supplies would be needed
.

Hopefully I'll have some WIP pics soon. First though I've got three attempts at winning a titan to work on...

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Nottingham

It has taken longer than anticipated to get started on these, but finally got them base coated;



Took 3/4 of a can to do all nine, which I was impressed with, as I needed 1.5 to spray 4'x4' of sector imperialis boards. I'm going to try and get one tile done soon to see how the colour scheme looks, before starting batch painting them.


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Quick colour test, not the best picture but the colours are clear.



I think a bit less rust, but I'm happy with the scheme. Walls are dark reaper and thunderhawk blue. Will bring out more of the details as i go. Any comments or suggestions welcome.


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Done the base layers on most of the tiles now. Used the airbrush to do the silver, coated all the sculpted tiles, then another blast in the middles and edges for an easy highlight. I started to drybrushed the walls, but ran out of dark reaper after doing six (I'd picked up eshin grey by mistake as the replacement). I'll do the rusting with ryza and doombull, then highlight with a drybrush of runefang. Typhus for some dust on the edges of walls, and get some of the details picked out.

The white room will be made dirty, I want it to be a lab where something has escaped.

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Nottingham



The floor has been finished on six tiles now. I'll try and get some of the detailing picked out tonight. At some point I'll get alcoves painted in different colours, and some brass work picked out, but priority is getting it game ready.

Here is a closer look at the lab with the tanks and a blast door;


I need to get a coat of varnish down, the paint peels off really easily despite the undercoat.

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Nottingham

Quick update, all walls are drybrushed, silver, rust and hazards done on the flooring.



Closer look at the floor



Next step is to varnish it so it can be used for gaming, then picking out large details such as on this one;



Then I'll start adding some variation to alcoves, some lighting, propaganda pictures etc, and start on scatter terrain to fill it up a bit.

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Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
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Nottingham

Well, only seven months after beginning a project I intended to last a week, the high elves are finally done. I got into a grove with them this week and, with a couple hours each night, I have finally got them done. They still need numbering, and some decent pictures taking, which I'll try and get done tomorrow, but I felt compelled to share.


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Nottingham

Right, so I'm going to take on a self imposed challenge that I will try to document here. In 6 weeks I have a big game coming up just before I get married, a hobby stag if you will. I'd like to use my Crimsons Fist 1st company (or at least my version of it.) 128 models. They all need to be tabletop to be allowed in the game. 30 are near enough done to the standard that I will eventually get them all to. That leaves near enough 100. They are in varying states;






So, six weeks, on a very limited timetable, to get 100 marines ready. The intention is to get the blue fully shaded and highlighted. Then all the basing properly done. After that, base coats on the hands, black and silver bits. That will be enough for the game. Any left over time I will do lenses, shade and highlight the base coated details etc. I'll try to get everything to at least all blue by tonight, and post an update.

Here goes...


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As hoped, I managed to get all the bare plastics undercoated, then all of the undercoated ones blue;



Placed an order today for more thinner and cleaner, the armour will probably take a good week or two (150 exams to mark doesn't help), so I'll be needing plenty. Hopefully I'll be able to get the first stage done tomorrow.

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Nottingham

Got two layers of highlights on all of the marines done today and yesterday. One left to do;


As soon as the armour is done I'll take some better pics of units.

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Rampaging Carnifex




West Coast, Canada

Horde Marines! Sounds awesome. You can do it, hammer through!

   
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Nottingham

Cheers mate! I'm determined to at least get them looking reasonable on the table.

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England

Have looked before, but I didn't reply for some reason :/

Look forward to the project! Crimson Fists are my SM as well, and to see such a massed force doesn't happen every day.

Good luck and I look forward to more updates.

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Nottingham

Cheers WB Dakka, I'll try to keep it as regular as I can. I'll get the painted ones out as well so you can see the end result I'm working towards, and see the full company in all its glory.


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I've done the final highlight on the armour on them all. After I did a qc check on them all and touched up a few runs with a regular brush. Just gloss varnished them all. Next time I get to them I'll pin wash, then matt varnish. It's too dark to be able to take even a half decent pic of glossy marines, so when they are matt again I'll take some then. I'll do some separate units so you can see what's in the army, and if I have the energy maybe a bit of fluff to go with them.

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Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
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Nottingham

Quick update, poor picture unfortunately;


It's not clear in the pic, but the pin washing is done, matt is down and they have all been glazed with blue ink to help blend the highlights in and darken the overall colour. I'm pleased with the results given how long I have spent on them. 32 bases base coated in steel legion drab, about 70 left to do :(

These arrived today in the post, so once the bases are done they will go straight on and make the models look deceptively close to finished with just a couple of base coats on the model to break up the colour.


I'll post again when the bases are all done with individual unit pics, including the already finished units that haven't been in the pics so far.

Thanks for looking, and comments are welcome

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Nottingham

Right then, a long overdue update! All the basing is done, and grass tufts on everything except guys with loin cloths. All the crimson is on, and I have started applying the black, by far the most labour intensive step, I anticipate at least a week just on this. That will still leave me three weeks to do the silver, then as much more detail as I can. I'm really please with how quickly they have come on, and how good they are starting to look. I'm itching to move on (everything to complete another project is ordered and on way, tbc between the game and the wedding, and I've started plotting a one week new army project for summer). So, rather than a big group shot, here are a few individual units to give you an idea. Apologies for the poor quality pics, there isn't enough room for the lightbox out with 100 marines on one table the the ZM tiles on the other. Comments very welcome, as is some support

Warders/Honour guard


Command squad


Sternguard


Seekers/tactical squad


Assault marines


Fists? Don't Fists use devastators...

I have a unit of missile launchers as well, but they are finished and still in the case.

Miscellaneous


The twins



So you may have noticed that a lot of the models are BaC marines. This was a deliberate choice as it made the army much cheaper, but also allowed me to use it as a second founding army (led by Polux), or as a 40k army (led by Kantor) immediately after the destruction on Rynn, and having to reuse antique weapons and armour after the loss of the main armoury. I have shown both Kantor and Polux in the P/M showcase, but have some much better pics of Polux that I never posted. I'll put them here as starting another thread for a model I've already shown there seems abit much. Hope you like him...

















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Nottingham

Been a little while since my last post, but I have been painting as much as I have been able. I'm about half way through the black layering now, and it is taking around ten minutes a model to do. I have about 55 more to do to complete the step on them all. The pile on the right are still to do, and the rest are done. Realistically, I think it will be at least another week until the current step is complete. The good news is that after then, my available time will dramatically increase, and the pace will pick up again.






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Also, it occurred to me that the army was missing some psychic support. I picked up the librarian from the deathwatch game, and with a little jiggery-pokery with the hobby knife and bitz box, made him more suitable for the army. Splashed enough paint on him to get him to the same point as the rest, except for the base, which I sanded earlier today.

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Australia

Looking good man. I love your version of Pollux. It's a great model and perfect for Crimson Fists.

   
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Pious Palatine






Awesome work dude. Really nice stuff, love all the subtle conversions, especially your captain from the B@C Chaplain.

EDC
   
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Super cool, good looking army.

   
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Peterborough, UK

Love it this looks great!

   
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Nottingham

Cheers everyone. It's a shame that the pictures are terrible, but as soon as the term is over I'll be able to get the light box out and get more at the quality of the polux shots.

Cheers EDC for the compliment. Back in the 90's I was heavily in to converting. I don't do much now as time is so limited, but I try to do something now and again to remind myself that I can. My grey knight grand master from the BAC praetor (pics in gallery) is one of my recent favourites. Shame Gk gm's never get used, but nevermind .

Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

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Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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Nottingham

I picked up a pot of the gw gloss wash today to experiment with for the next next project (got a secret one to finish after this one), and whilst playing with it finished one guy to the standard I'm working towards for the game;



I think he is my favourite, and the only bare headed marine in the army (it was too good a head not to use). His helmet has a bullet hole in the appropriate location

After summer I'll spend the long evenings finishing the highlights and other details on them all, but for the game this point will be perfect for the tabletop. By the sounds of it, it won't be the only full company on the table.

Can't wait

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Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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England

Nice stuff man. Loving the painting quality.

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Nottingham

Cheers bud. I'd love to have the time and patience to paint every thing to the best of my ability, it's been a balancing act between quickest time per mini, and actually being happy with the results. I'm a little worried about the transfers, I picked up the last ever FW A4 sheet, and it was faulty, and I haven't had much luck with the citadel ones going on cleanly either. I've got all the potions to do it, and I've put them on many times before. Just not working out well on these guys :(.

Now, the stormtalon, I have been putting full effort into, I'll hold on posting pics until it is finished (don't expect it soon, but it will happen ) but I think you are going to like it...


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Quick progress update; 29 Marines left to do on the black stage. That's the last quarter

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30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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Nottingham

Quick update, unfortunately no pictures, the black stage is all done now! Finally I can move on to the silver. I've also put a few transfers on, so I'll aim to get those on too. After tomorrow my work load will decrease massively, so I will be able to get more done quickly. I'll get some pictures taken over the weekend for a proper update. Hopefully some units will become table ready by then.

Cheers.

Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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Nottingham

The long summer nights, whilst beautiful for long runs, and sipping wines and coffees on the balcony, are making my attempts at photography impossible. I'll try and stay up late enough to get some pictures that I can post tomorrow, but here is the "done pile" so far;



Where possible, they all have icons and squad marking, and are starting to look pretty good! I took my time with the banner, which you can just see at the back. I'll get a better pic soon, as I'm pretty pleased with him. I'm 95% confident in full completion by the deadline; it's my stag this weekend, but have four evenings and Mon&Tues next week, and I think 55 bods left to do...

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Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
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