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Macragge

Lol. Using the archers to hold up their buddies reminds me of how my metal commisar (The one firing a bolt pistol with one hand tucked behind his back) used to bully my assault marines into staying upright while the glue dried. (The me of ten years ago never really thought of just letting the legs dry and THEN attaching the torsos. That was an "advanced techinque" I learned later )

   
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 brushcommando wrote:
Lol. Using the archers to hold up their buddies reminds me of how my metal commisar (The one firing a bolt pistol with one hand tucked behind his back) used to bully my assault marines into staying upright while the glue dried. (The me of ten years ago never really thought of just letting the legs dry and THEN attaching the torsos. That was an "advanced techinque" I learned later )

Yep, it’s all next level stuff here! … though I’m not sure I thought to let the legs dry first on my assault marines!

I finished off the texturing of the bases tonight after the kids went to sleep, you’ll all be glad to hear that I did carry on letting them support one another though seeing as it worked really well.



The first batch was all dry and whilst there isn’t the variety of texture that the original batch of basing paint had, it still seems to have come out pretty decently. I’m hoping that the colour is close enough to abaddon black that I don’t feel the need to give it a coat of that before the dry brushing can commence. I’ll check tomorrow night and report back.

Thanks for looking

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Northumberland

Looking good Gobert, the bases are nice.

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"Buonarroti, when will you make an end of it?"

I envy the feeling of accomplishment you are about to have. Good stuff, gobert.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Steady progress gobert.

Cheers,

CB

   
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Olthannon wrote:Looking good Gobert, the bases are nice.

Thanks Olthannon, now they’re all dry brushed they fit in pretty well with the originals.
youwashock wrote:"Buonarroti, when will you make an end of it?"

I envy the feeling of accomplishment you are about to have. Good stuff, gobert.

When I’m finished! Which for the archers is now oh pointy hatted one! (I totally had to look up that quote!). The sense of accomplishment is pretty high right now!
Captain Brown wrote:Steady progress gobert.
Cheers,
CB

Indeed, and it seems to be finally nearing the end!

I couldn’t leave the bases all finished and not dry brushed so I got straight to it once the kids were in bed tonight. I even had time to paint their rims too. That meant that all of the bases are now done! And with it the Archers are complete!

The eagle eyed will notice that there are a few more than previous pics as their previously finished 10 mates were brought in on the action too. I think they look pretty good all together, and they’re not too dissimilar despite having different recipes for the robes. I prefer the newer ones, but I’m not so fussed as to redo the OG bowmen.

For those who are sad that this project is done, fear-nought as there is more work to be done! The spearmen need some shields and the banner bearer needs his banner of course. The banner is done (courtesy of teenage gobert) but I’m short a few shields, so I’ll have to make them before I can paint them. Looking at the OG spearmen I painted their spears brown, and it looks a bit naff, so I’ll redo them to match the later ones. Even then I won’t be done, there’s the display board I started at the weekend, but there’s also another spot that’s vacant, for a Chariot that needs updating. That’ll be done at some point this year so I can finally say I’ve finished a project… *checks eBay saved searches* for now!

Thanks for sticking with this epic batch paint!

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Northumberland

Congratulations Gobert! They look fantastic, I really like those bases. Look quite straightforward, but very effective. I'm sad the Elves are finished but I bet you bloody aren't!

Looking forward to more. I need to get back in to my Elves and finish them off, but I've got too much to do haha.

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Olthannon wrote:Congratulations Gobert! They look fantastic, I really like those bases. Look quite straightforward, but very effective. I'm sad the Elves are finished but I bet you bloody aren't!

Looking forward to more. I need to get back in to my Elves and finish them off, but I've got too much to do haha.

Strangely enough I am a bit sad, it’s been a fun journey in a kind of mindfulness way. Still, there’s one more mini to go, so the fun ain’t over yet! Having said that, I maybe wouldn’t recommend such a large batch of minis to paint!
youwashock wrote:Three cheers!

Hooray! Hooray! HOORAY!

I managed to find my spare Elven shields and confirmed that I’m 4 shy of what I need . My previous mould for them was also broken so I tried some more. Sadly it looks like I’ve not quite got it right, I think because the water for the Oyumaru wasn’t hot enough by the time I figured out what I was doing. Hopefully I’ll find some time to sort the mojo out tomorrow.

Putting that failure behind me, I commenced the display board basing material for the Elves. Earlier I’d cut out some cardboard pieces to mask off the areas that the units will stand. I decided to make small hills for the repeater boot thrower and one of the Archer units so I glued their tray in place and built a slightly raised area around them. Here they all are arranged on their future home

I then slapped on the last of my black basing texture paint

And then most of the rest of my yellow paint

I had hoped to use the yellow as the base colour for the glowing volcanic bases, but it’s a bit flat now that it’s dry. So I think I’ll give it a prime all over and then crack out the airbrush to get the base colours right before I get started with the mega dry brushing saga!

Thanks for looking!
   
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Well done Gobert


now you only need to embrace the batch painting more and become as insane as me

or rather not
still great job on the old school elves, makes me miss WHFB even more.

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OMG the elves are done Congrats on that great accomplishment! It really was amazing to see them progress over all that time and must feel so good to make a check mark on them. Excited about the display board!
   
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Macragge

A force to be proud of. Love the old-school banner on the central block.

   
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Northumberland

Gobert you have a lovely looking army, I love those old school Silver Helms. I never had a chance to pick those up. I had a lovely wee time going through your gallery to get some close ups. Awesome work, really looking forward to the display.

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Not Online!!! wrote:Well done Gobert


now you only need to embrace the batch painting more and become as insane as me

or rather not
still great job on the old school elves, makes me miss WHFB even more.

Hehe, the result of having a mass of minis ready does make it tempting to join the insanity. I’m half tempted to do something nuts with my Necrons given they’re such a simple paint scheme. I need to think about what my next WHFB projects will be, maybe my Chaos.
Viterbi wrote:OMG the elves are done Congrats on that great accomplishment! It really was amazing to see them progress over all that time and must feel so good to make a check mark on them. Excited about the display board!

It really does feel great, I’m so close to having a fully painted collection! I need to start the chariot sometime before October to finish it completely this year. I’m glad you enjoyed their slow progress towards completion.
brushcommando wrote:A force to be proud of. Love the old-school banner on the central block.

Wait til you see the next pics if you like the layout pics! I have another banner or 2 to add to complete the force too.
Olthannon wrote:Gobert you have a lovely looking army, I love those old school Silver Helms. I never had a chance to pick those up. I had a lovely wee time going through your gallery to get some close ups. Awesome work, really looking forward to the display.

Thanks Olthannon, it’s been a long journey to this point! I too love the old Silver Helms, I wish I had more, but I don’t have hobby pockets that deep right now

So the Monaco GP was a long one, so I decided to crack on with my display board… and I seem to have finished it! Woot!





I’m a bit annoyed that I didn’t take any WIP pics, but it was fairly simple. The lower level got an Averland Sunset coat, then I did some stripes of Blazing Orange, Wild Rider Red and Mephiston Red, then a mix of black and Mephiston. I then went to town on it with a big old dry brush, starting with a heavy Blazing Orange over the yellow, wild rider over the yellow and orange, and so on until the whole area got a light dry brush of black. The black areas then got Eshin Grey and Dawnstone highlights to match the rank and file bases.

I’m pretty chuffed how it’s turned out, so I took a few pics of individual units;









They’re ready to take pride of place next to my Blackstone Fortress display. I think I might look for a battle of mount doom background to use for it, as plain white is a bit dull.

Thanks for looking and giving encouragement through the work on the Army, I hope you enjoy the pics!

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These are awesome and the display piece is even more awesome, great job on the lava and lighting, but i see, there is a unit missing?

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Fantastic army, and fantastic display board for them too!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Immortals 
   
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I've said it before, that there is what it's all about. Amazing display, gobert! You have done those old minis proud.
   
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Northumberland

Looks fantastic! The lava light effect looks spot on. Brilliant display and those Elves look ready for a scrap.

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Macragge

...And there, on the slopes of Mt. Doom they stood -- looking totally RAD.

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Exalted gobert.

Cheers,

CB

   
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USA

Wow! All that work and perseverance really paid off! Are you anxious to get that last chariot done? Or currently sick of High Elves? The display board for them looks great too.

   
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Edinburgh

They look bloody brilliant mate!! That display board and the bases matching up colour wise just smashes it out the park!

Well done on your results, just awesome

   
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Finland, Espoo

Wow, truly a great achievement gobert!
Finishing a project that huge can be oddly sad yet really satisfying.

They look very good on the display board. I could imagine those pictures in the old White Dwarf magazines

And the blue armor is just *chef's kiss*

   
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Northern Ireland

Fantastic work. Timeless classics brought respectfully up to the 21st century.

   
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Not Online!!! wrote:These are awesome and the display piece is even more awesome, great job on the lava and lighting, but i see, there is a unit missing?

Thanks Not Online, I’m well chuffed how it came out, and yes there’s a unit missing. I have a classic Tiranoc chariot to slot in to the gap. I realised it was missing a few pieces but yesterday won an auction to get them! Result!
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Fantastic army, and fantastic display board for them too!

Thanks Gwyn, I’m glad you like it
youwashock wrote:I've said it before, that there is what it's all about. Amazing display, gobert! You have done those old minis proud.

Cheers youwashock, it really is what it’s all about. I think teenage gobert would have been amazed at this, though shocked at the bases not being goblin green!
Olthannon wrote:Looks fantastic! The lava light effect looks spot on. Brilliant display and those Elves look ready for a scrap.

Thanks Olthannon, I’m always amazed how easy it is to get a decent looking lava/hot coals look with just a bit of dry brushing.
brushcommando wrote:...And there, on the slopes of Mt. Doom they stood -- looking totally RAD.

Ha! Yep, that’s the look I was going for! Ultimately I want my Chaos side to match, but that’s a good way off yet and thankfully I have the last post to help my poor brain remember the recipe!
Captain Brown wrote:Exalted gobert.
Cheers,
CB

Thanks CB!
Syro_ wrote:Wow! All that work and perseverance really paid off! Are you anxious to get that last chariot done? Or currently sick of High Elves? The display board for them looks great too.

Thanks syro, it was a long trek, but I’m loving the end result. I’m certainly anxious to get the chariot done, even if I am a bit sick of Elves right now! I’m waiting on a couple of missing pieces to arrive, and I need to sort the base out too. Once that’s done it’ll probably jump the queue.
Ragsta wrote:They look bloody brilliant mate!! That display board and the bases matching up colour wise just smashes it out the park!
Well done on your results, just awesome

Thanks Ragsta, I was surprised how well the board and bases match as they’re slightly different recipes on all areas, but even I can’t spot the differences!
Ezki wrote:Wow, truly a great achievement gobert!
Finishing a project that huge can be oddly sad yet really satisfying.
They look very good on the display board. I could imagine those pictures in the old White Dwarf magazines
And the blue armor is just *chef's kiss*

Thanks Ezki, sadly satisfying or satisfyingly sad is a good way to sun up this project. Being this close to completely finishing a collection makes me quite proud. Just that Chariot to sort out now! I’m not sure they’d have made White Dwarf as their bases are heretically not goblin green! I think dakka needs a :chefs kiss: orkmoji though
theCrowe wrote:Fantastic work. Timeless classics brought respectfully up to the 21st century.

Thanks theCrowe, the board and basing really helps bring them up to date, though part of me misses goblin green

After the epic Elven marathon I’ve unsurprisingly not done any painting. Having the MIL in town meant I didn’t want to be rude and disappear to paint of an evening. I did however manage to find a bit of time after she left to build some more Necrons;

These tomb blades were a bit fiddly to put together, there were some cables that were ridiculous to fit between the riders spine and the blades spine! Amazingly I managed to find them the couple of times I dropped them on the floor. Having tasted the nectar of finishing the Elves, my oldest Army I’m tempted to do a John Prins and smash out my Necrons too. I’ll not be anywhere near as fast as John, but the plagiarised recipe makes for quick progress and I’ve got nearly all of my Necrons built now. If I do, it won’t be as a single batch, probably finishing them a unit at a time. That said, I’ll base, prime, basecoat and contrast them all at the same time. I need to check Johns plog to see whether airbrushing the contrast paint worked well or not. That’s a plan for future gobert to worry about though!

Thanks for looking and all the lovely comments on the oh so nearly finished Elves!


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Also, somehow I’ve resisted the Horus Heresy Pre-orders as I’m feeling pretty hyped for my existing pile of shame! Had it been MkIV again it might’ve been a different matter

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Well, it’s been a few weeks and I don’t think I’ve so much as picked up a paint brush! I have however been busy doing other hobby related things. The most hobby thing being building more Necrons:

That Overlord was a right PITA to put together, mainly because I broke his weapon by his foot, which meant it was nigh impossible to align everything ! Still, he’s gone together well enough. As well as the 3 Lychguard pictured I also finished the 3rd of the Tomb Blades I showed last time. I also made that one difficult by putting a couple of bits on the wrong side! I think I only have 2 Lychguard and 5 Deathmarks to finish building all of my Necrons. Then they just need basing and painting, easy right!?

I also did a bit of GS moulding on my 3rd Void Panthers Tactical squad, seen here playing with the Necrons.

I ed up a couple that need redoing, but the others came out well, without too much excess GS/milliput overspill. I must be getting better at guessing how little the moulds need

A decent bit of my hobby time though has been taken up sorting through my pile of shame. I spent a couple of evenings sorting out my 2nd Ed Blood Angels and Warhammer Fantasy Battle Empire armies. Looking back through the Blood Angels was really quite nostalgic and got me excited to do some stuff with them. I haven’t taken a pic of them all bagged up ready for future gobert to get to them, but they look similar to the Empire lot.

I’ve got a plan for these guys, they’ll ultimately be getting a display base which I central to the inspiration to bag them up in preparation. It’ll also need a decent bit of 3d Printing to come through, as I want to do a town square for them. Complete with town houses and cobblestone bases. Don’t get too excited as it’ll probably take me 3 years! . What am I saying, it’ll be more than that!

The thing that brought on all of the sorting though was my new Hobby storage area:

Previously I only had piles of boxes and everything was inaccessible, needing to play Jenga to find the bits I wanted. I will also be able to stash my printer in there, keeping the dust off it a bit between usage. Clearly I still have work todo, but it feels like good progress already. The drawers were recovered from an old wardrobe we had and the other bit is a kitchen cabinet corner unit I bought. I need some hinges and a worktop and it’ll be much neater storage.

Thanks for looking!

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Northumberland

Good to see you updating Gobert. Looks like you have a lot of bits and bobs on the horizon. The empire look cool! I hope that's a project on the closer horizon!

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Just caught up with this - I'm in love with your High Elves display! They were my first and still dearest WHFB army (you'd never tell I liked High Elves from my love of eldar... ), though mine were all newer sculpts than these. This vintage of sculpt are things that I saw as lovingly painted armies in magazines and the like when I was a kid, so it's a fantastic sight to see a paintbrush applied to them once again. So well executed too, and such a classic scheme. Nicely done!
   
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ah yes, saving old hobby mistakes and being nostalgic..

Happened quite a bit when i touched up on my orks.

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Great to see you tackle the Necrons next and with the paint recipe they should go relatively fast compared to the elves Love the new hobby storage area.
   
 
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