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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Formal shots of everyone finished is a great idea. And it gives you more motivation to get basing done.

Those termies look very WiP. Plenty of time until the end of the month for comp entry, so no worries on that front. You're pushing for the 5 of them, right?

3" of snow?! I loved being out and about today. It was actually warm (doesn't happen much in the UK )

   
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Upstate, New York

As my blog slips down to page 4, I should probably post an update. Not picked up a brush for a bit, I should get on that. I did, however, warm up the wire cutter for a little WIP on the webway project.

Quoteing myself from over in the LoER thread:
Just to show I’ve not given up hope.

Carved out a slot in the hill potion for the light feature:


That was just a hack job with a knife, it should all be hidden. I took the hot wire to the top layer to make the ring base for the webway. Here is where I’m at:


I need to lower the arch, so the base meshes with the ring, and then a lot of smoothing. Plus carve the hill. Not sure if I want to do a gentle slope, cliffs, or some combination. Was also thinking about a path to the portal from table level.

Picked up some 150 grit medium sandpaper at the store yesterday. My experiments with the 100 grit corse I had on hand were a little to rough for finished work.

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Madison, WI

Keep at it Nev, you can do it!

   
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Coming together slowly, keep going!!

It might be worth turning the part that sticks up upside down. Then you can make the smaller part currenty at the bottom into a narrower tip. It might look better having a wider base, narrowing into a pointy tip.

   
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Nice conversions, I really like the master of signals.

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Upstate, New York

Gitsplitta wrote:Keep at it Nev, you can do it!

Zambro wrote:Coming together slowly, keep going!!

It might be worth turning the part that sticks up upside down. Then you can make the smaller part currenty at the bottom into a narrower tip. It might look better having a wider base, narrowing into a pointy tip.

evildrcheese wrote:Nice conversions, I really like the master of signals.


Thanks guys. I’m looking forward to getting some primer on the 30k guys, kinda excited to get them painted and potentially on the table. So much of my stuff at this point is “another xx” when it comes to footsloggers, these guys represent something new.

When I did the rough carve on the standing up part of the webway, I intentionally made it bigger then I wanted. Easier to carve more off then to add more. So the tip is going to end up significantly thinner/smaller. I just wasn’t going to do it on the first pass with the wire cutter.

I got a little more paint down on the terminators, and was planning to do a little sanding on the webway, but my father-in-law called and asked for help taking down the snow fence. So now I’m sitting around wondering when is too early to start in on the painkillers. Probably did a few miles with a wheelbarrow uphill. Ouch.

Here is a WIP pic to prove I’m still alive:

The only base color not on there is the green for the eyes. Next up is some drybrushing and second coats to clean things up.

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Terrain is looking cool. And I like those RT marines you painted up. Classics never go out of style.
   
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Upstate, New York

 40kFSU wrote:
Terrain is looking cool. And I like those RT marines you painted up. Classics never go out of style.


I should get more paint on the termis this afternoon. I might go out and prime a little, weather is nice. Only have 3 things in the box right now though, so no real rush.

On the subject of classics, I put an arm on the new librarian from the archaic supply dump.


Because why go for something simple like a bolt pistol or a pointing hand when you can have a severed demon head. From the GK strike box, if people don’t recognize it.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekends.

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Madison, WI

I like that libby Nev. I wonder if the arm attaches to the body a bit low though...

   
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Very cool, that model actually holds up pretty darn well!

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Upstate, New York

Gitsplitta wrote:I like that libby Nev. I wonder if the arm attaches to the body a bit low though...

I went back and double checked. It might be a hair low, but not as bad as the pic makes it out to be. And if I raised it up, It would cover/clip with some the the helmet detail. One of the reasons it’s where it is is so I could get a solid bond gluing it. If I did a more traditional arm, less outstretched, the shoulderpad might have worked. But as-is, it was going to either require a lot of work, or be a hair out of place. I checked him out from multiple angles, he’s OK from pretty much everywhere but the low/front one.

Good spot though.
Paradigm wrote:Very cool, that model actually holds up pretty darn well!

The old librarians and chaplains are IMHO some of the best characters that GW has ever made. When I was poking around SoL’s page looking for exactly how old this guy was, I was reminded how cool the old librarians were.

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Madison, WI

Cool. Glad it's just a perspective thing. Great choice on the arm.

   
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Got the same libby. Arm can be exactly parallel and even/level and yet, looks off. :/

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Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

Minor progress on the WWP. Little sanding got done.


Also, I put the wash on the terminator’s golds and drybrushed the silver on. Next step is to do a cleanup pass on the blue.

On the workbench side I stuck some magnets into the bits to turn the Stalker into a command tank, and some nails for them to stick to on the tank.

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Weekly update time!

Not a whole lot since last post. Been a slow hobby week. Basement is hovering around 55 degrees, so it’s hard to spend time down there. Also, Blizzard is running a BOGO sale on the Starcraft 2 expansions. Since I only owned the first one, and was waiting for a deal to pick them up, I did. So I might have spent time that could otherwise be used painting on the computer.

I did take some group shots for my showcase thread. 2nd and the former 3rd squad get their formals done.


I really need to get more basing done.

Enjoy your weekends all.

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You do, but they look great!

   
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So I noticed 3rd Squad is retired. Now my mind is wandering on what exactly an Ultramarine would do in retirement. The retirement home would be insufferable.
   
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Upstate, New York

 40kFSU wrote:
So I noticed 3rd Squad is retired. Now my mind is wandering on what exactly an Ultramarine would do in retirement. The retirement home would be insufferable.


Heh. Probably gripe about all those new fangled, non-codex compliant chapters. Or all the new upstart Xenos. Back in my day, we just fought orks and liked it! Kids these days with their “Tau” and “formation” nonsense. Bah!

From a practical standpoint they were pushed off the 3rd company shelf when I finished a better looking tac squad. Still push-fits, but the Battle of Macragge ones, which are leaps and bounds better looking. I did swap out their weapons for a LC/P, and a c-plas sarge, because how many ML/F squads does one man need? But the bolter boys are from there. Some are actually based as well.

Part of me want to track down the tac squad from AoBR, just so I can have a tac squad from every edition of the game. But honestly. I have no real need for them.

In painting progress I did a second pass with the blue on one of my terminators. Fiddly enough work that I only did one, will do the other later. Then just more touchups and the blue wash. Plus basing. Getting there.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Nice looking formal shots, Nev.

Basing is tedious. Too tedious, almost. When I upgraded to 32mm doing 40 or so was painful. Awesome once it was done, but painful none the less.

I never played Starcraft. If I ever go back to PC gaming, I'm afraid I'll fall down the World of Warcraft rabbit hole...

   
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For some reason it feels like a Friday. Week has been very odd. Boy is on break, but is doing a two day overnight at my in-laws. So it’s been very quiet around here. Also, stupidly cold; but I’m too stubborn/cheep to turn the heat on in spring. But I’ve gotten a little painting in.

Guy on the left has his blue wash down, just needs some touching up. Sarge on the right still needs a second clean-up pass on blue, then his wash.

Oh, and I got a game in last night!

1,500 points mechanized CAD. Game was scheduled vs. a dread/cultist focused chaos player, but we teamed up against the 30k guy my last few games had been against.

Not shown is the imp. knight and leviathan dread. He had a chunk of heavy metal on the table; a total of 3 dreads of different flavors, plus the knight. Stuff like this is why I generally put more AV firepower in my lists these days then I used to. Game was relic, which I was holding at the end. Mostly because my opponent got caught up with killing specific units and lost sight of the objective. Figuratively, not literally. I was holding it with the remnants of a tac squad clearly visible to half his army.

Fresh paint report:
This was the first time out in 40k for the librarian. He did a cameo in 30k. Divination: it works. I got the ignore cover blessing, and the rending debuff. Both (plus the primaris) got a good workout. He died under a hail of fire and blades at the end, but the effort used to kill him should have been spent on the relic, so victory.
Vindi did about what I expected him to. Rolled forward 6” first turn and blew a giant chunk out of the enemy line. Was shaken next turn and missed his chance to shoot. Killed the turn after. Via the paper side armor. Still like him. Mmmmm. Pie!
One of my tac squads was full grav. First time out for the cannon and gunner. And the combi on a tac I think. The range of the grav guns did come up. If I had used plasma, I would have got more shots off. But they were tethered to the relic, and had to keep moving up to claim it, and not forward to kill the enemy. But the shots they did get off were well spent. Those things are mean The cannon might be crazy expensive, but it killed a good number of marines.

The old stuff performed well. Not usually a fan of putting the sternguard in a rhino, but they got where they needed to be. Probably because the vindi and the pred were soaking fire. TML speeder took a number of HP off of things. Overall happy with the results. My partner didn’t do a lot of killing, but ate a lot of fire. Good use for traitors and heretics.

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One down. Sarge is plugging along, I did his touch-up blue pass, so he’s waiting for a wash. Next time I hit the bench I think I’m going to start up the remaining 3 guys, just so I can get the squad to the table.

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Terminator is great.

It's always strange when the kids are out of the house, always disconcerting.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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WWP progress. Done with the major carving, need some shaping then pain.


Sarge is done. Need to be based/transfers, but that can wait for the rest of the squad.

Who just got their golds down. Plugging away on them. I started the week with the lofty idea of banging them all out in a week, but that’s not happening. I was thinking back to when my weekly goal was 4 minis, and wondering if I could still do that. Obviously not this week. When the weather gets a little warmer, maybe. I was also hoping to do a whole tac squad, but somehow I doubt that’s in the cards. Maybe a stick of 5 bolter boys.

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OK everyone, repeat after me:

WAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

You may or may not be aware of kb_lock’s crowdsourced Ork Mob. He asked for volunteers to paint a boy each, shipped them out, and we send them back. Sounded like a fun way to paint something outside my normal range, so I tossed my hat into the ring. Well, after some stumbling blocks getting things out, I got a new little friend in the mail yesterday.


Just push-fit in that pic.

Now I couldn’t just let him go without any mods, but I’m no mek, so I just tossed on a few grubbins and drilled out the barrel.


Old RT era bits. Pouch from RTB01 and the stickbomb from the old orc box. Seemed fitting. And those orks need to work on their posture. The way he is standing cannot be good for his lower back! I debated putting a SM shoulderpad on him, partly as an excuse to paint some Ultramarine colors to put my mark on him, but it detracted from his otherwise pure orkish spirit. Kinda like him as a basic boy, nothing too fancy about him. Those mobs don’t make themselves, and not everyone is a Nob. I did clean the mold lines off of a spare helmet, which I will paint up and include as basing material.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. It’s Kentucky Derby day, so don’t forget to drink a bourbon. I’d say a Mint Julep, but those things are heinous; I stopped forcing myself to drink them years ago.
Edit:
And just to start the season off right, I’m going to grumble now about mowing my lawn. I’ll be griping all summer, but just did the first mow of the year. First time is always the worst. Not just because I need to get the mower started and am out of shape, but we have a whole mess of forget-me-nots that grow wild in the back, and I feel bad about massacring them.

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Nice stuff Nev. An ork though? Surely that's heresy!

 
   
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 GrimDork wrote:
Nice stuff Nev. An ork though? Surely that's heresy!


Only a little bit.

If it makes you feel better, I just finished the base coats on the terminators. Next step is to wash the golds and drybrush the blacks.

Plugging along on them!

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Can't wait to see what you do with that. Also, great work on the cataphracts. Easily your best work yet.

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WWP is coming along nicely, and the termies look great. Do you have the newest SM suppliment for the rules for the terminators? Anything good/noticable for them?

An Ork?! Caught me a bit off guard there. Should be a nice change for you!

   
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brushcommando wrote:Can't wait to see what you do with that. Also, great work on the cataphracts. Easily your best work yet.

I wouln’t say they are my best work, but I do enjoy the way they are turning out. Thanks for the complement.
Zambro wrote:WWP is coming along nicely, and the termies look great. Do you have the newest SM suppliment for the rules for the terminators? Anything good/noticable for them?

An Ork?! Caught me a bit off guard there. Should be a nice change for you!

I’ve seen the scan and leaks for them, but don’t own the AoD book. Yet. There is enough stuff in there that I might pick it up, but I hate dropping cash on more rules, particularly ones I might not use much. I’m not up to the FLGS that often these days, and would rather spend my budget on minis, not books. That said, I might pick it up next time I’m there

Their rules look pretty nice actually. They don’t fix all the problems with terminator armor, but do patch a few of them. They are S&P, not relentless, and have a 4++ rather then a 5++. Gear options are pretty much anything you can build from the kit, but nothing more. If I had these rules when gluing them together, I would have stuck a hidden chainfist into the squad. And probably the HF, because why not. For what I use them for (charging down the assault ramp of my LR) they are better then the basic ones. While I don’t have the SSs to tank wounds with the 3++, everyone has a 4++, and paired claws should blender anything resembling a foot unit.

I think they do a better job as tactical terminators. The only real problem there is the equipment option, as the only heavy they can have is the HF. As they are not very fast, getting into range can be tricky, and as S&P they can’t fire overwatch, eliminating one of the major perks for the flamer. But in a list with some homers for them to land on, I think they could work well. And the 4++ will really help their survivability. If I got another stick of 5, I’d build them for this use. Unlikely to happen though.

The rules for the Dread are not bad, but suffer severely from “make rules for this model” syndrome. Not nearly enough options there.

The real gem of the new 40k rules for the BaC stuff is the captain. Because you can stick him in with a squad, he can grant S&P to a unit. Stick him in a pod with some devs, fire on the drop. Like a skyhammer, but without all the cheese. Just a little sprinkle of it He also gets access to all the normal gear charts, so you can tool him up as you like. The re-rolling 1s on his invuln doesn’t say just for his armor’s 4++, so you could in theory give him a SS and have a 3++. Main drawback here is the lack of option to upgrade to CM. The rules fit very well for the mod I did to mine. LC/chainfist should blender things nicely, and the 4++ re-rolling 1’s should make him a tough nut to crack. I feel that the loss of attack for the SS is not worth it with his already impressive base ruggedness.

In other news, I put the clean up coat of blue on one of the guys, so he just needs his final blue wash and touch-ups. It’s also a lovely day out, although a touch windy. We’ll see if it calms down a bit once the dew burns off. Might be a rattle-can day.

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Being S&P not relentless doesn't have any affect, right? S&P is relentless without sweeping advances (IIRC). So if they can't sweeping advance due to terminator armour, does it make any difference? Except in the case of the captain. That's a great call, drop podding him for some S&P devs. How many grav shots?!

   
 
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