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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






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

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

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

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Last two finished models

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Everything done

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The WIP

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Prime(d) models

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Made in se
Fresh-Faced New User





That metallic green look awesome!
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Thx!
   
Made in gb
Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman





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


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Longtime Dakkanaut






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






Very nice, I like your choice of colours!

   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






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

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Thanks for all the kind words!

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






That's a good look for Amalia. A group of the new models painted to match is going to be sweet. Best of luck with your order.
   
Made in gb
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She looks great in your marine colours! Fingers crossed she is joined by a similarly heretical hydrocarbon based Sisters

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






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






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



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

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Cool looking model. I like the headlong charge.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






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






A garden grove on Citadel Station

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

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Thanks ph34r!

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

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






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

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






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

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Just the storm shield missing

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Longtime Dakkanaut






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






Thanks youwashock.

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

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






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

Good idea, though. Switching up from the more common rectangular or cross shaped shields looks cool.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






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

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

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Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






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

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

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Tyrant of Badab






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

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






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

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


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

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


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

In other news, small progress atm, built two repentias and may start painting the heads and backpacks of the battle sisters, if I find the time this evening.
   
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I really like the Terrain turquoise armour on the Sisters, out of interest is it straight out of the bottle or mixed with some medium? Whichever way I plan on using a similar scheme on a CSM army I have planned.

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

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Thanks ListenToMeWarriors!

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

The AoS terrain was quite simple: Sprayed with mechanicus standard grey, washed with agrax earthshade and a heavy drybrush with karak stone.
   
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Thank you Viterbi, the simplest ways are often the best.

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Wisconsin

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






Thanks Yorkright!

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

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

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