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Nice work gobert.

The brown wash let me combine three generations of Ork models to make a larger mob.

Cheers,

CB


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 Captain Brown wrote:
Nice work gobert.

The brown wash let me combine three generations of Ork models to make a larger mob.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks CB, I’m pretty happy. Only 32 more minis to finish the set! Sounds like I need to take a look though your Ork thread too! I’ll get around to doing some of mine at some point I suppose.

I’ve decided to focus on getting through the Blackstone Fortress box. Especially since I broke my rule of not buying more minis again by getting the traitor command and dreaded ambull expansions, so that’s me back up to 37 minis to complete my BSF collection! I nearly bought escalation too but decided better of it (for now!). To that end I got these two ready for priming;




as you can see they’re in pretty bad state. They were badly painted by my brother back in the day, then I started stripping them about 5 years ago and promptly left the in Fairy Powerspray for 5 years! What an idiot! They seem to have rusted in places and the original primer hasn’t completely come off. Still their surface doesn’t feel too rough so I’m hoping they prime up ok.

I did actually manage some BSF bits too, nothing exciting just prepped the Negavolt Cultists for priming.



I wasn’t inspired by what I’d seen online, but now I see them together in the flesh, they’re pretty nice. Unlike the others I’ve done so far they don’t have interchangeable arms/heads/legs. I’ve tried bending their wiggly bits to give them some individuality. I might chop the off bit off and will probably do some colour swapping so I don’t end up with 2 sets of twins! Does anyone have any other ideas to simply individualise them without getting too choppy?

Thanks for looking

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That's a long time in the strip bath. If you could lay your hands on some random Ad-Mech bitz you could change up the cultists some.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
That's a long time in the strip bath. If you could lay your hands on some random Ad-Mech bitz you could change up the cultists some.


Yep, WAY too long! Fingers crossed they’re not too horribly deformed!

Sadly I’m too impatient to order any ad mech bits, though I might swap their weapons up a bit.

Did a major building slog tonight and got all of my Traitor Guard ready for priming. They took quite a while as I’m slow at this prep malarkey. It did seem quicker to use my new mold line remover than by hobby knife. I also didn’t help my speed by when I decided to de-spike half of them and do a couple of weapon swaps. One has an RTB01 marine bayonet for a sword (don’t ask him how he got it, he won’t shut up about the time he “killed” a marine and became a traitor), another got an axe from somewhere (no idea where it originated from, the haft is a bit on the large side for his hand which makes me think it might be an Ork one), then the non-Spikey Sgt got a 2nd edition assault marine laspistol.



Not too interesting a picture and not a great angle but just about shows the bits I’ve done. I quite like the RTB01 bayonet, I think my second Chaos marine might get one.

Thanks for looking

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After a couple of marathon prepping sessions and swearing at drilling lasgun barrels I got all of my core box of Blackstone Fortress baddies ready for priming [edit: I now realise i forgot the Chaos Lord! Whoops, I hope he doesn’t get mad!]. I decided to try using the underside of my priming stick as there were so many to get through. It seems to have worked well, here’s the badly photographed proof



Now I’ve just got to paint them all! But that won’t happen until my daughter goes to sleep

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Nice steady progress on the blackstone fortress stuff, urghuls, drones and beastmen all came out great. Building models takes me ages too, well done for getting through all those
   
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Maharg wrote:
Nice steady progress on the blackstone fortress stuff, urghuls, drones and beastmen all came out great. Building models takes me ages too, well done for getting through all those


Thanks Maharg. The BSF guys are really enjoyable even more so with the tutorial I’m loosely following to stop me getting too stuck in the details. It was fun doing the traitor guard minor alterations to add some individuality to them.

Did an hour or so at the new painting desk, which is much more comfortable to sit at than the old one as I can stretch my legs out! Got the skin and coils done on the Negavolt Cultists. I like the idea of their human parts being non-too-well so have gone with bleached bone as their pale flesh tone. As I’m planning to do their metalwork purple and gold I thought green coils would go well with that



They look a bit Borg/Necron right now, but I’m hopeful the green and gold end up good secondary colours for them. If I do the metal purple I’ll have to decide how best to do their rags. Go full on purple, black, white or something else entirely? Thoughts and suggestions are welcomed!

Thanks for looking

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That green is where it's at. Maybe just greys/browns for the rags? Earthtones to balance the green and purple?
   
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Making progress gobert.

I always do a bleached bone, then washed with brown ink and then a highlight of bleached bone again on cloth. Simple and effective, but it might look a little bit like your flesh tones...so maybe like youwashock suggested start with a brown base.

Cheers,

CB


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Good start on the cultists. Definitely something fairly neutral fro the rags, grey/brown as Youwashock suggested or maybe black
   
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youwashock wrote:That green is where it's at. Maybe just greys/browns for the rags? Earthtones to balance the green and purple?


Cheers, I thought it’d be something different to the usual blue for electricity. I agree the purple and green is already very bright so neutral is def the way to go.

Captain Brown wrote:Making progress gobert.

I always do a bleached bone, then washed with brown ink and then a highlight of bleached bone again on cloth. Simple and effective, but it might look a little bit like your flesh tones...so maybe like youwashock suggested start with a brown base.

Cheers,

CB


I think you’ve pretty much described my plan for the skin, though I’m tempted to put a bit of red in with the brown wash.

Maharg wrote:Good start on the cultists. Definitely something fairly neutral fro the rags, grey/brown as Youwashock suggested or maybe black


Cheers, I reckon I might go for a different neutral colour on each. Why not push the boat out and go for black, grey, brown and dirty white? Crazy!

On an unrelated to BSF note, I’ve been mulling over what to do with some RT Terminators that I have stewing in dettol (we’ll below the 5 year record). I had been thinking of doing them as Crimson Fists, for no other reason than their colour scheme looks vibrant and fun. Then on the commute today I was reading about the Knights-Errant (Garro and co) that became the Grey Knights and got thinking it might be cool to paint them up as those guys or maybe the Outcast Dead, or some other loyalist-marines from the traitor legions. Will have to mull that over, but thought I’d post it here before I’d forget!


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Managed about 30mins of painting tonight after deciding to decant my new paints in to dropper bottles. It’s a PITA to do, but worth it once it’s done! Got the secondary colours down, went for 3 shades of grey and one brown. The intent being to shade them with nuln oil before to get black and grey, then Agrax for dirty white and brown. Before that though I’ll do the metal work



And from the back because it’s hard to see their raggedy clothes from the front



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So I stayed up far too late last night, but I made some good progress with the Negavolt Cultists, so it wasn’t all bad! I basically got all of the base colours and washes down. I’m pleased with how the gold and purple are working together, but I might put a few more washes on the Black/Grey skirts but the brown and dirty white seem to look ok.



The darker skinned one was a failed experiment, he was washed with a mix of old Flesh Wash and Red Wash, hoping he’d come out pale but with a red tone. Sadly he looks like he’s had a really bad fake tan applied! After it was too late on the first guy I switched to Seraphim Sepia, which has give the them a nice flesh tone. I’ll highlight those guys back to bleached bone. I will probably do the same with the fake tan cultist as I’m not sure I want to painstakingly block out and fix any overspill. I’ll be bringing back the garish green too after the shade wasn’t quite the right tone.

Thanks for looking

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Managed a bit more painting tonight and pretty much finished the Negavolt Cultists. Tidied up their skin and now quite like the fake tan man! Used some red or purple washes around their connection ports, added metallics and nuln there too. Finished up by bringing back the garish green plus son highlighted bits of the coils



Just need to tidy up their bases now and then I’ll call them done. Pretty pleased with them, still kept things simple so they were relatively quick, but liking the green, purple and gold combo.

Thanks for looking

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Nice job. The colors are working. The fleshtones came out good. I like the extra bit of distress around the ports.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Nice job. The colors are working. The fleshtones came out good. I like the extra bit of distress around the ports.


Cheers! These colour wheels are pretty handy, I’ve been surprised how well the green works with them. The ports on the end of the head wires are meant to be gold, because everyone knows that digital signals need gold connectors... the ominisiah must’ve said it or something?

Anyway back to being serious, I decided that they Negavolt Cultists were good enough so I just tidied up there bases and called them done.






And because they’re impossible to photograph nicely here is one from a lower angle to see past their head wires



I think they look pretty decent, though i have to say they weren’t that enjoyable to paint. They got more enjoyable as the washes went on, but they’re just so fiddly! I wish I had something to fill the lines on their rag-skirts too but sadly I don’t. My next paint/stuff order will have to include to liquid green stuff or similar.

After tarting up the bases of the wigglybois I made a bit of a start on the Spikeyboi traitor guardsmen.



As you can see, I didn’t do much. Just the flesh and bandages basecoated plus the dark grey bits on two of them. These guys will have purple rags and the non-spikeybois will have purple armour and helmets

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Hey mate, been a while since I checked in and good to see you are still chugging along!

Lot to look at & comment on - everything is looking tops mate but my favourites are definitely the space wolf squad (really hit me right in the nostalgia...) and the Empire griffon.

Also good to see a few beasts around in the blog...

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Really like your Space Wolves and Blood Angels, can't get enough of Oldhammer/2E minis.

Good eye for contrasting bases too, nice colour choices - especially the turquoise for the BAngles.

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tzurk wrote:Hey mate, been a while since I checked in and good to see you are still chugging along!

Lot to look at & comment on - everything is looking tops mate but my favourites are definitely the space wolf squad (really hit me right in the nostalgia...) and the Empire griffon.

Also good to see a few beasts around in the blog...


Welcome back tzurk, chugging along is a good way to describe my rate of progress! The wolves do look nice and nostalgic, I reckon it’s the yellow bolters!

Grenb wrote:Really like your Space Wolves and Blood Angels, can't get enough of Oldhammer/2E minis.

Good eye for contrasting bases too, nice colour choices - especially the turquoise for the BAngles.


Thanks Grenb and welcome to my blog. Sadly It’ll be a while til I get back to the Oldhammer, I want to finish all of Blackstone Fortress before I do any more. That said, once I’ve done the baddies I might rebase some of my better painted 20+ year old minis. Glad you liked the base colours, they were my first use of a colour wheel and I'm pretty chuffed with how they make the mini stand out even more.

Anyway, pleasantries done with, painting update: got some work done on the non metallic base coats tonight. Finished off the dark greys, did the purple accents and the brown boots and furs.



A few of the minis are lacking in purple at the moment, whilst the leader will get some purple metallics (sword and chest spike/horn) I only want to use that on him. I’ve already sacrificed the white strapping on them to get more purple down so not sure what else I can do. I thought purple tunics or pauldrons, but reckon I’ll use purple armour on the other squad.

Once I’ve figured that out I need to think how I’ll get some white on them too to keep them close to the theme I’d envisaged. Some I might manage it i brighten the edges of the fur maybe? I’m also torn on whether to keep the mask lenses purple or use the bright green from the Nagavolt Cultists.

So pretty much the only bits I’m decided on are the trousers will get.a black ink wash to make them black but the tunics will get nuln oil to keep them grey. I suppose the metals I’ve decide will be dirty so will get Agrax washed.

Argh decisions, decision! Thanks for looking

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Well, that's a very nice blog you're running here Gobert!

I really enjoy to see so many old school models and the way you paint them in a simple but effective way! (Your Marines and Chaos warriors are really nice!)
And you also did a very good job on the Blackstone Fortress models!






 
   
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Fancy!
Can't wait for more!

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Hyenajoe wrote:Well, that's a very nice blog you're running here Gobert!

I really enjoy to see so many old school models and the way you paint them in a simple but effective way! (Your Marines and Chaos warriors are really nice!)
And you also did a very good job on the Blackstone Fortress models!


Thanks stopping by HyenaJoe and thanks for the kind words. I’ve plenty more old school minis to come once I’ve sorted out the Blackstone Fortress.

Not Online!!! wrote:Fancy!
Can't wait for more!


Cheers Not Online!!! Welcome to my blog

The Blackstone Fortress Traitor Guard squad got some more paint tonight. Got all of their base colours down, a bit of dry brushing and a wash on the brown and purple. I then forgot to wash the grey/black bits and moved straight on to the metals.



Despite my earlier reservations the guys who were lacking in purple got some druchi violet on their spikes. They all got a bit of gold bling too to balance the purple. Fairly pleased with how they’re progressing and I might even get them finished tomorrow night, depends on wash drying time I suppose!

Thanks for stopping by

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Looking good. The grey with the purple is really working.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Looking good. The grey with the purple is really working.


Cheers bud, the wash has really dulled the grey, but hopefully you still like it!

Another late night busy with hobby time last night. So busy that I managed to finish off the first Traitor Guard squad. There wasn’t much left to do, just a few washes and bits of armour that I’d missed. I used an ancient black ink for the trousers and pouches and grenades. Nuln oil for the jacket and then Agrax Earthshade for the metals and the hands that I missed first time out! Then it was touching up and highlighting the purple and off-whites. Then all that was left was to touch up the bases and call them done, and here they are;



Then the spin around shots;






And because I think they came out ok, here are a few close ups of the more interesting guardsmen.


Sgt Spikeybits


The ever popular grenade lobber


Running man


Flamer boi

Having finished them I didn’t want to start painting anything else (rogue psykers next) as I won’t get around to them anytime soon as my mother-in-law is over to look after the kids for us at half term. Instead I stayed up way too late building the Dreaded Ambull, her babies, the Chaos Ogryn, Traitor Commissar and Obsidius Mallex.



So now I’ve built all of my baddies that I currently own, with most primed too. My, now public, goal is to finish all of my currently owned BSF minis this year... we’ll see how that goes!

Thanks for looking!

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Oooh, Ambull coming up. Exciting. The cultists look good. Sarge Spikey especially.
   
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Damn, that blackstone fortress stuff looks great the way you've got it painted up! Those electro heretics are creepy, and the guard renegades look just right for fallen defenders of the imperium.
   
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youwashock wrote:Oooh, Ambull coming up. Exciting. The cultists look good. Sarge Spikey especially.


Yeah, I’m pretty excited about the ambull too! I might even get some Ambots next i order stuff online as I think they look even cooler. I’m pleased how the Traitor Guard came out, the dudes in masks being my favourites.

kestral wrote:Damn, that blackstone fortress stuff looks great the way you've got it painted up! Those electro heretics are creepy, and the guard renegades look just right for fallen defenders of the imperium.


Thanks kestral, I’m enjoying how they’re progressing and the chaos chaos even look fairly cohesive. The Negavolt Cultists surprised me with how they came out, I was nervous about the green but it really works well with the purple and gold. The Traitor Guard really are cool minis and the Spikey bits offer some easy modification options to stop the two squads looking identical. I’ve got a non-Spikey squad to do, who might use more colour and lighter grey uniform.

No opportunity to paint this week with the mother in law visiting, but she leaves tonight so I might get some time for painting tonight.

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That's a really good colour scheme for those guardsmen, they turned out great. Negavolt cultists turned out great too
   
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Maharg wrote:
That's a really good colour scheme for those guardsmen, they turned out great. Negavolt cultists turned out great too


Cheers maharg, the whole box has been fun to paint so far!

I made good progress on the Rogie Psykers tonight;



I got all of their base colours done and stopped at the washes stage. They look quite decent but I want to make their faces paler perhaps with some purple on their bulbous heads/ tentacle. I’ve also decided to give OSL a try on their eyes, so we’ll see how that goes!

Thanks for looking

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Looking good so far. Bring on those glowing eyes.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Looking good so far. Bring on those glowing eyes.


Cheers bud, sadly the glowing eyes didn’t come out as well as hoped,



I think the problem was the thinness of the paint made it useless at dry brushing as per the video i was trying to follow so I went with layers. Sadly that proved too far beyond my ability as you can see. Still I didn’t quite do away with the green instead layering my flesh tone over the green. It’s much more subtle but looks ok in the group shots.






And one more at mini level



Having finished these boys off I decided I didn’t want to start something totally afresh, so went old skool. A while back I dug out some old Blood Angels characters and decided that with a bit of touch up and some new bases they’d look acceptable next to my newer Marines. Their bases are nearly ready, just needing the rims painting. There’s a bit of highlighting id like to do as I’ve applied some Agrax Earthshade to their armour to try to get them similar to my new Marines



I think I might tweak Tycho’s banner as my hand painted company standard bearer looks nicer. Whilst I was there I also found these bad boys



I think I have a couple more bikes somewhere which I’ll have to change away from standard at some point in the next 20 years!

Thanks for looking by

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