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Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Great work on the cannoness. It’s good to see that her flame goes the correct way! . Her sword is quite nicely done too, with the fade on opposite ends. The banner looks fantastic, really nice highlights you’ve achieved already

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice zahnib.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






OMG, that canoness is the real deal, how do you paint such intricate details on the face? Banner is also coming along nicely and in size absolutely fitting for religious fanatics
   
Made in au
Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

Tallonian4th wrote:Wonderful banner, it looks really dynamic.

Thank you Tallonian, and welcome to the blog! I'll hopefully have an update on the banner bearer soon
youwashock wrote:She's lovely. The weapons are fantastic. That banner really fits in, too.

Thanks youwashock She was a lot of fun to paint, and yes I thought the banner seems almost made for the SoB!
gobert wrote:Great work on the cannoness. It’s good to see that her flame goes the correct way! . Her sword is quite nicely done too, with the fade on opposite ends. The banner looks fantastic, really nice highlights you’ve achieved already

Hahha, yes! Hot on the inside, cold on the outside, just as a flame should be Thank you, I've been trying to practise painting that contrasting effect on the blades in the army, slowly getting better with it. And thank you, I'm quite pleased with the banner so far.
Captain Brown wrote:Very nice zahnib.
Cheers,
CB

Thanks Captain Brown, always appreciate you stopping by.
Viterbi wrote:OMG, that canoness is the real deal, how do you paint such intricate details on the face? Banner is also coming along nicely and in size absolutely fitting for religious fanatics

Thank you Viterbi! Hahah, with a tiny brush of course! The face has really nicely sculpted details which helps a lot as well. And yes a big heavy banner seemed only right for the forces of the Ecclesiarchy.
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I haven't had quite as much time for painting the past week or two in the meantime some reinforcements have arrived. My Vostroyan Firstborns have been patiently waiting for their time in the limelight and whilst I had the constituents of the force planned out I hadn't acquired all of the pieces, namely the tanks! Two Chimeras, a Leman Russ and three Sentinels are now patiently waiting along with my coveted metal Firstborns. I was lucky to pick them up a number of years ago when GW still sold them and recast weren't rampant. I have yet to paint any of them up but they are next in line after my Sisters of Battle.

Reinforcements have arrived!

I also mentioned a few posts ago that I was thinking of taking some updated pictures of my long neglected Ultramarines. Along with the Terminators I had started this blog off with a picture of my Venerable Dreadnought. Although I painted it three or four years ago I'm still relatively satisfied with the paint job. The purity seals and base will be redone at some point. But that can wait.


My Venerable Dreadnought in a slightly better light! Aside from the base and purity seals I'm pretty happy with my old paint job.

The Army Standard Bearer is still a work in progress so hasn't quite made it into this update but stay tuned, she should be making an appearance soon.

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,
-zahnib

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Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






That is one cool Ven Dread! The new photo set up does the minis well. Looking forward to watching the Vostroyans develop, it must be a big force with all that armour!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Lovely Ven Dread - and good phot!!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That old Dread looks great, love the color scheme on the Tyranid head.
   
Made in au
Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

gobert wrote:That is one cool Ven Dread! The new photo set up does the minis well. Looking forward to watching the Vostroyans develop, it must be a big force with all that armour!

Thanks gobert, its a great old model. The Vostroyans won't be too large a force. If they ever come back as Made to Order I'll probably pickup a few more models.
IGtR= wrote:Lovely Ven Dread - and good phot!!
Thanks for sharing

Thanks for stopping by IGtR
Viterbi wrote:That old Dread looks great, love the color scheme on the Tyranid head.

Thank you Viterbi, was fun to finally paint a Tyranid
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Hello again! When I said last post that the SoB Army Standard Bearer would be making an appearance soon I didn't quite mean two months, but better late than never!
Life has been busy busy so not as much time to paint. I have also made some new acquisitions over the past two months which may see the Vostroyans pushed back... But more about that next time. For now, my Army Standard Bearer is done! I am pretty pleased with her. I had the idea for the conversion many moons ago and was looking forward to painting her up. A good opportunity to practise painting scrolls as well!


My Army Standard Bearer. The old Bretonnian Questing Knight banner fits right in!

I hope everyone has had a good year in amongst all the pandemic craziness.
Enjoy the holidays.
Until next time,
-zahnib

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Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






That really looks good. Love all the scroll work. She looks like she was made that way and isn't a conversion at all.
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Wow! She looks superb! The scrolls are fantastic. The brown text and nice colour transitions are making me very jealous as I always struggle with them.

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice conversion and paint job zahnib.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Now that is a comeback post after the two-month pause! Lovely work and if you had said you found that old mini in an old FLGS I would have believed you. Amazing conversion and the scroll work is great!
   
Made in us
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






I didn't realize it was a conversion at first, I legitimately thought it was an old Sisters model I hadn't seen before. Amazing work. Seamless.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Idoneth Deepkin Akhelian King 
   
Made in us
Guardsman with Flashlight





Northern Virginia

Excellent standard bearer, the conversion matches the styling of the old sister's sculpts and is well weighted visually, great work!

Are you planning any henchmen conversions for your inquisitors or will they be played straight from the box? I'd be interested to see your take on the retinues with these fantastic conversion skills
   
Made in au
Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

youwashock wrote:That really looks good. Love all the scroll work. She looks like she was made that way and isn't a conversion at all.

Thanks youwashock, that's always a sign of a successful conversion I reckon
gobert wrote:Wow! She looks superb! The scrolls are fantastic. The brown text and nice colour transitions are making me very jealous as I always struggle with them.

Thank you gobert, the scrolls were really fun to paint. Was a bit scary when it came time to do the text but it turned out alright!
Captain Brown wrote:Very nice conversion and paint job zahnib.
Cheers,
CB

Thanks Captain Brown
Viterbi wrote:Now that is a comeback post after the two-month pause! Lovely work and if you had said you found that old mini in an old FLGS I would have believed you. Amazing conversion and the scroll work is great!

Haha, thank you Viterbi. I wish I could say my absence was planned for the style points And thank you!
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:I didn't realize it was a conversion at first, I legitimately thought it was an old Sisters model I hadn't seen before. Amazing work. Seamless.

Thank you Gwyn! That is some high praise And good to see you stopping by again.
ValhallanWinter wrote:Excellent standard bearer, the conversion matches the styling of the old sister's sculpts and is well weighted visually, great work!

Are you planning any henchmen conversions for your inquisitors or will they be played straight from the box? I'd be interested to see your take on the retinues with these fantastic conversion skills

Thanks ValhallanWinter and welcome to the blog! Very kind words. Ah yes, the inquisition! They are certainly on my hobby horizon. I fortuitously picked up Inquisitor Cortez and his retinue as well as the unnamed Witch Hunter and his retinue when they were still being made (in metal) so have been looking forward to painting them up. I am planning to keep the models pretty vanilla however. I've seen some amazing retinue conversions but my love of the old sculpts outweighs my desire to make a wild and whacky war band.
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Painting progress has been slow. I've been working on the last infantry models for my Sisters. Due to the age of my collection some parts have unfortunately gone missing or been damaged in one way or another. To remedy this I purchased some BlueStuff. I had seen it pop up here and there on Dakka and on YouTube and it seemed like an interesting (and useful!) product.

After a bit of experimenting and a couple of attempts I got some okay casts sing Green Stuff. The sword hilt has been basecoated and it is looking surprisingly good. I haven't done the backpack yet, I think this will be the real test.


One of my Retributors was missing a backpack and one of my Howling Banshees was missing a sword hilt.

Now you may have noticed something rather unusual about that second image. Yes that is in fact an Eldar. I don't know what I'll call my blog now

I haven't mentioned my Eldar before as for the longest time my collection consisted of a single squad of 3rd edition Howling Banshees. I had always loved the models and had them just because. However, recently I decided that they needed some friends so I scoured the webway and ended up placing a rather large order with the Troll Trader in the UK. The models are a mix of 3rd and 5th edition, mainly Aspect Warriors and some HQ. I plan on expanding the force with some vehicles and troops down the track but this is a project for the distant future...


Supplies!

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,
-zahnib


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Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






This is quite the exciting development.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That looks like a promising new project, really excited for those eldar metals paired with your painting skills!
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Look at all that bagged up vintage metal! That’s the stuff of magic right there.

   
Made in au
Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

youwashock wrote:This is quite the exciting development.

I'm looking forward to getting started on them. And what with all the new Eldar announcements from GW I'm sure there will be plenty of inspiration coming up.
Viterbi wrote:That looks like a promising new project, really excited for those eldar metals paired with your painting skills!

Thanks Viterbi It will be a fun departure from the SoB. All those aspect warriors, all those colours...
theCrowe wrote:Look at all that bagged up vintage metal! That’s the stuff of magic right there.

Sure is Crowe Magic and nostalgia, haha.
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No new hobby updates unfortunately. The holiday season kept me occupied with other things. Hopefully this year I will manage to finish off my Sisters of Battle. There are still a few old models I need to strip and repaint, namely Saint Celestine and a Penitant Engine. After that there is just a few more infantry and then my two Inquisitor squads. And all the vehicles. But the vehicles may have to wait... The Eldar beckon from the webway

I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday period.
Happy New Years! May 2022 smile kindly upon you all
Until next time,
-zahnib

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