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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

Thanks for all the words of encouragement, praise and advice guys, makes me feel a lot better. Nevelon, I'm only really getting the Jump Chaplain because I like the model, I've got Cassius in the army already, he'll probably be the one I one I use most of the time, he's a killing machine.

On a modelling note, though I am really not up to doing any converting, my friend popped round today with the Dreadnought and a half he said I could have for injuring myself helping him. One is just legs and exhausts with a separate front plate, he's been put aside for now. The other is very static, caked in glue and slathered in paint, he's currently being stripped of all paint, I've ripped the leg guards off, which were destroyed by glue, and pulled both arms off. I'm going to use some of the many left over parts from the Venerable Dreadnought kit to rebuild him, and I'm going to try and repose him as best I can. This will all be in the future though, since I caused myself a great deal of pain ripping the arms off (with my freshly repaired thumb almost joining them!).

Aside from all this, I managed a bit more painting, not much, but the Assault Sergeant is coming along, I may even get him finished by tomorrow.
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Looking good!

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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries




Looking good, as a relative newbie to the site just been catching up on this thread and have to say i like your work, keep it up
   
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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot






San Jose, California

I recommend just putting some caliban green on a strand of a brush and working it over the assault sergeants eyes. Over light greens clash a bit. Also i like how you do you plasma. also, his purity tabard is crying for script!

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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
Holy crap, you have been pumping out Smurfs like a man-possessed
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Morris, tragically sold his soul to the Chaos Gods of Flowers, Dancing, Laughter and Friendship. The Morris Heresy is on record as the shortest and least successful heresy in Imperial history.
 Camkierhi wrote:
thats the best group of ass I've seen on the net, and I've looked at alot.
 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

Cheers guys, keeping me motivated, sorry about there being no update yesterday.
@Largeblastmarker: There will be script don't worry, I'm mainly using this guy as practice really. I can't paint for longer than a few minutes at a time, and I'm on pretty potent pain killers half the time, so I'm a bit jerky. The eyes should be darker, I just went OTT with the Moot Green, so they'll be darkened, don't worry
I'm going to finish him today, no matter how much pain it causes, it's good hand exercise anyway.
Once he's finished, I'm either going to get the squad done, finish the LotD off or work my way through the Sergeants, I haven't decided yet.
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

As promised, here's the finished Assault Sergeant, I know it's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with the result. Obviously there's parts where I've highlighted too thickly, I'll clean it up when I have proper control back.



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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot






San Jose, California

Where do you get all the neat border only transfers?

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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
Holy crap, you have been pumping out Smurfs like a man-possessed
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Morris, tragically sold his soul to the Chaos Gods of Flowers, Dancing, Laughter and Friendship. The Morris Heresy is on record as the shortest and least successful heresy in Imperial history.
 Camkierhi wrote:
thats the best group of ass I've seen on the net, and I've looked at alot.
 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

 Largeblastmarker wrote:
Where do you get all the neat border only transfers?


Enjoy. Cannot recommend them enough.
   
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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot






San Jose, California

Add 1 more thing to the list of what California lacks; forgeworld. D:

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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
Holy crap, you have been pumping out Smurfs like a man-possessed
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Morris, tragically sold his soul to the Chaos Gods of Flowers, Dancing, Laughter and Friendship. The Morris Heresy is on record as the shortest and least successful heresy in Imperial history.
 Camkierhi wrote:
thats the best group of ass I've seen on the net, and I've looked at alot.
 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

Well guys, sorry for the silence these past few days, the Doctor had a go at me for using my hand too much. I painted up another member of the assault squad and had a go at painting scorched thrusters. I've got the rest of the squad roughly 40% done too, so things should keep going, slowly but surely.




All C&C appreciated and encouraged as usual guys.

And on a side note, I'm picking up that jump Chaplain tomorrow, don't know how long it'll take for me to build him though, I'm not really too good with a knife at the moment, so I don't want to carve another chunk o' hand off trying to trim the Finecast.
   
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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot






San Jose, California

Jp chaplain is like a 3 piece model. You shouldnt have to cut much!

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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
Holy crap, you have been pumping out Smurfs like a man-possessed
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Morris, tragically sold his soul to the Chaos Gods of Flowers, Dancing, Laughter and Friendship. The Morris Heresy is on record as the shortest and least successful heresy in Imperial history.
 Camkierhi wrote:
thats the best group of ass I've seen on the net, and I've looked at alot.
 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

There was barely anything to cut off him, a thoroughly pleasant model to assemble.
After a weekend involving a fake stag prank, one of my best friends losing his girlfriend and helping my dad train his new puppy, I've finally got some time today to work on my army again. Here's a little teaser.


As you can see, I've given Cassius a cloak and resculpted his helmet, not too happy with the helmet, but I'm quite happy with the cloak, it just needs extending over the back, some large decoration at the back and the backpack gluing on.
The marine and Chaplain need painting, I don't think I need to expand on that really.
   
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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot






San Jose, California

Ummn... didja wash the chaplain in soapy water.If not, i strongly recommend dumping him in whatever you use to strip your paint and then washing him with soap and toothbrush. otheerwise for some reason i have found that paint simply does not stick to him! and it apears to be flaking on yours

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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
Holy crap, you have been pumping out Smurfs like a man-possessed
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Morris, tragically sold his soul to the Chaos Gods of Flowers, Dancing, Laughter and Friendship. The Morris Heresy is on record as the shortest and least successful heresy in Imperial history.
 Camkierhi wrote:
thats the best group of ass I've seen on the net, and I've looked at alot.
 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

I wash all my Finescast is soapy water as part of the prep, what do you mean it appears to be flaking? You may be seeing something in the picture that isn't there. I'm holding him now and all the paint I've put on appears to be fine (and there's now more colours than on that picture).
   
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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot





Nottingham, UK

Awesome work! i have habbit of jabbing a knife into my thumb, but never anything that dramatic, you musta got a 6 for rending.

Serious love for the Captain, he was well worth the effort of repainting. can i ask how you apply your transfers? i have a tonne of ultramarines who need some shoulder pad love. Do FW ones apply better than the ones that come with the tactical squad?

I'll be keeping an eye on this, and may start uploading more pics of my ever growing 2nd company.

Keep it up!


 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

Yeah, I think I just need to roll a better armour save next time haha.
Cheers about Fabian though, I'm made up with how he ended up, he's the new standard for all my models now.

What problem are you having with the transfers? The problem I used to find that they wouldn't go on straight, so I started cutting into the empty parts of the transfers to allow them to fold over themselves and better contour to the ridges of the model, it really helps and it takes less than a second extra prep time per transfer. The FW transfers to appear to be ever so slightly gummy though, and they the transfer sheet is tougher, so the transfers themselves are more durable.

You should totally upload some pictures, I'd love to see them.

I'll be posting more pictures up soon, I've gotten a fair bit done since I haven't been out the house for the past two days. Though not going out means I haven't bought any batteries for the camera. I'll pick some up after physio tomorrow and then take some pictures.
   
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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot





Nottingham, UK

Yeah i find they bunch up and crease like crazy. Most of my tacticals are from AoBR or DV so alreasy have the tactical markings but unfortunatley my free hand U's look awful!

I will get my Marines out and have a go at snapping some decent pics (i have a few on my profile but the lighting isn't great)

I admire the detarmination to paint despite doctors orders, i think i would be exactly the same.


 
   
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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot






San Jose, California

I suppose it was lighting or the flash from the camera that make it seem like there are a bunch of white areas on him.

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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
Holy crap, you have been pumping out Smurfs like a man-possessed
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Morris, tragically sold his soul to the Chaos Gods of Flowers, Dancing, Laughter and Friendship. The Morris Heresy is on record as the shortest and least successful heresy in Imperial history.
 Camkierhi wrote:
thats the best group of ass I've seen on the net, and I've looked at alot.
 
   
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Steadfast Ultramarine Sergeant





Liverpool, England

There's no easy way to say this guys, so I'll just come out and say it. I didn't take the doctor's advice and I've now seriously done myself in. Because of this I'm having to totally pack in, it's a tough one to handle, but I may have completely destroyed the delicate bits of my thumb, so I an't do anything for a long time.
I'd just like to say thank you all for following me and putting up with my late posts, all the kind words when I've shared my problems on her, and the encouragement you've given me. Hopefully one day I'll be back with another blog, and I'll be able to build the 3rd company up even better than before. Until then, thanks for watching, it's been a blast
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Oof. Sorry to hear that. Hope things turn out for the better in the long run.

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Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot






San Jose, California

Aww man. sorry it turned out this way. thanks for all the inspiration though!

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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
Holy crap, you have been pumping out Smurfs like a man-possessed
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Morris, tragically sold his soul to the Chaos Gods of Flowers, Dancing, Laughter and Friendship. The Morris Heresy is on record as the shortest and least successful heresy in Imperial history.
 Camkierhi wrote:
thats the best group of ass I've seen on the net, and I've looked at alot.
 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman






Hiding in a ruined Chimera

Really sorry - its been a great blog and its a shame to see it go down. Hope your thumb heals soon enough

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 mattyrm wrote:
Yeah, I don't have PTSD after five combat tours, and frankly I'd rather get parachuted back into Helmand province armed with only a fething Nerf gun and my underpants than go into my local GW.
 
   
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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot





Nottingham, UK

Sorry to hear that. Hope you make a full recovery and can get back to plainting table as soon as possible!


 
   
 
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