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Melbourne .au

Classic Praetorians are looking good! I never enen got started on mine back in the day. Maybe after seeing yours and 8th incoming I'll actually get them done?

   
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Macon, GA

Ketara wrote:I like those heavy mortar bases!


Thanks, they were a bit of a PITA to build up, but I'm really happy with how they came out. Just matchsticks and glue!

Azazelx wrote:Classic Praetorians are looking good! I never enen got started on mine back in the day. Maybe after seeing yours and 8th incoming I'll actually get them done?


They're quite nice models. After collecting a ton and getting stuck in with them, I realized that I think the Cadian and Tallarn ranges were the real winners from the time, but really, all of the 2nd edition metal IG were fantastic. Even the catachans were much, much nicer in metal. There's probably no range GW makes in which there's a bigger gap between plastic and metal quality. The plastic Cadians are, at best, "fine."

Anyways, I'm always looking for more lads, so if you feel like parting with your Praetorians, let me know!

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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Macon, GA

I spent some time today at the gaming store, doing some painting. Despite having four heavy bolters already painted, I decided to just go ahead and paint all 40 men I had planned for the blob platoon. (The leaked index shows that AM squads can no longer combine, and heavy bolters now run 8pts per, and can move and shoot with -1 to hit, so I see little reason not to include a heavy weapon in each squad) Despite being such a large task, I was able to get through four colors: the scarlet base, the dark blue for the trousers, the orange base for the yellow braiding, and the dark brown of the weapon stocks.







This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2017/06/04 02:57:46


My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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Japan

That's some pretty serious batch painting. I always liked the Praetorians, so I'm looking forward to seeing these all finished.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Macon, GA

 JoshInJapan wrote:
That's some pretty serious batch painting. I always liked the Praetorians, so I'm looking forward to seeing these all finished.


thanks, it's a lot to chew at once... I'll probably aim more modestly in the future. I was able to spend some serious time today painting, so I got all of them base painted, as well as washed. Here's a group pic, and close up, of the models pre-wash.




My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
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Macon, GA

I applied the various washes to the praetorians. I usually paint over black primer, which adds an inherent depth to models, so working off a white primer means I'm much more judicious with my washes. Instead of using one general, "all over" wash, I actually targeted washes to areas. Red and yellow got a strong red wash, skin and the pith helmet can flesh wash, the trousers and the webbing got Paynes Grey, the lasguns got black wash, and the boots got a layer of uncut black ink. I still have some high light layers, but they're rounding into form:




My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Looking good.!

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Macon, GA

I finished my first Praetorian platoon in about ten years, right around the time that Platoons stopped being a tangible aspect of the Astra Militarum rules! When I built and primed these guys, they were going to be a large blob squad, without heavy weapons. With the switch to 8th edition, blobs no longer exist, and there seems to be little reason not to slide heavy weapons. the heavy bolters shown above are going to fit in, which leaves me with an extra eight lasgunners. I resisted the urge to only paint 32 men, and isntead I painted them all:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/883792-.html?m=2

The core 32 men:



The platoon with heavy bolters:



The command squad:



the platoon commander:




A Sergeant:





A flamer



Lasgunners:












My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

That platoon is spectacular-- the heck with camouflage, regimental pride will protect us! Also, I love that gigantic old-school flamer.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Seattle, WA

Great stuff! Makes me inspired to paint some more Valhallans.
   
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Melbourne .au

They've come up excellently, old boy!

   
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Macon, GA

I apologize for not posting more. I haven't been taking a lot of pictures, and then I've been a little derailed by life. Anyway, I do have some WIP pictures of my first Taurox. It's ready for decals and weathering:








My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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SoCal, USA!

Every time I see a Taurox, I just have to laugh at how cartoony it is. It's a GI Joe toy!

   
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Macon, GA

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Every time I see a Taurox, I just have to laugh at how cartoony it is. It's a GI Joe toy!


the more I work with it, the more I like it. I think the only irredeemable part from an aesthetics standpoint are the tracks, which are goofy and add a lot of unnecessary height to the model. I also think that the version that were painted by the studio had unflattering color schemes, which really emphasized the cartoony aspect. I'm hoping with some weathering they look better.

And they do look good with the aftermarket wheels, but that makes them about $75 a pop, which is too spendy for me!

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
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SoCal, USA!

It's the quad tracks and the hot rod exhausts and the autocannons. Yes, wheels would make it better, but it's still not a good design.

Especially compared to the Chimera. Now, why not bring back the Epic Chimera variants? That'd have been better.

   
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Macon, GA

I haven't updated much lately, in large part due to my wife having a bad ankle break. Still, I've done a bit of work here and there, so I thought I'd post an update.

I finished my Taurox, and while the picture washes out the green, I liked the way it came out:





I also got to apply my new vehicle color scheme, first tried with the Hellhound, on some Chimeras. This is also my first time working with the updated Chimera kit, which is a solid kit, even second hand.









I also started on my conscripts. Since I play Praetorians, buying 40 or so lasgun minis is... tough. I thought about using Zulu war British Riflemen, and I still might, but I wanted to go with a completely different look. I grabbed Boer War Boer irregulars from Black Tree Design, and they match pretty nicely. I've got them built and base painted so far.





Finally, my local GW had a Dark Imperium painting contest. For that, I painted a Blight Bringer in a rusty armor scheme:


My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in au
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Melbourne .au

Nice work on the vehicles. The weathered desert scheme looks good. I'm looking more closely at things like this as I eye off my own IG army for 8th. Great idea (and execution) with the conscripts as well, and the Blightbringer looks good. How did he fare in the GW?

   
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Japan

Is that 40 conscripts? You take batch painting to a whole new level. I can't wait to see the finished unit.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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In the casting shack.

Nice use of Black Tree Design figs! It's a shame they no longer carry a sci-fi range.

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Macon, GA

Azazelx wrote:Nice work on the vehicles. The weathered desert scheme looks good. I'm looking more closely at things like this as I eye off my own IG army for 8th. Great idea (and execution) with the conscripts as well, and the Blightbringer looks good. How did he fare in the GW?


I didn't win. There was a pretty good Primaris captain done in yellow, so I'm not salty about it.

JoshInJapan wrote:Is that 40 conscripts? You take batch painting to a whole new level. I can't wait to see the finished unit.


Well.. they're pretty simple models, and I'm just using base, heavy wash, highlight to paint them up. I'll have some pictures up once I get more dull cote and I can finish them off.

I was able to finish off another platoon. This one includes some converted plasma guns, and a few conversions on the office.











My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in au
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Melbourne .au

Great work on these guys. You're really turning these guys out. How many Praetorians have you got completed now?

   
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Macon, GA

 Azazelx wrote:
Great work on these guys. You're really turning these guys out. How many Praetorians have you got completed now?


With the new paint scheme, I have eight infantry squads, two officers, four grenade launchers (command squad?), and 21 artillery crew. That's just actual praetorian sculpts.

I hadn't done much work on the Praetorians since 2009 or whenever the 5th edition IG book launched, but I had a pretty sizable force painted:



All told, I have 20 infantry squads, 4 veteran squads, 8 heavy weapon squads, 7 command squads, and probably 7 officers.

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Dang, that's a lot of troops. I wonder how long one turn of 40K would take if you decided to move them all...

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

I finally complete the conscripts. My initital plan to simply base, dip, and highlight more or less went according to plan, and I like the way they look as a mob:












My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Nice work. They certainly look the part of conscripts!

   
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Seattle, WA

Nice job on the conscripts. Also, good to see so much metal in one place with all the infantry together.
   
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Macon, GA

Azazelx wrote:Nice work. They certainly look the part of conscripts!


Yeah, I was stoked when I found them. They just scream "rag tag."

bogalubov wrote:Nice job on the conscripts. Also, good to see so much metal in one place with all the infantry together.


At some point in the next few months I want to take an updated picture of my praetorians.

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Looking SHARPE. (Bad pun)

I'm still pondering what I want to do for Conscripts, as they've become quite powerful in 8th.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Macon, GA

 Briancj wrote:
Looking SHARPE. (Bad pun)

I'm still pondering what I want to do for Conscripts, as they've become quite powerful in 8th.



Thanks! I had bought the boers prior to 8th. Since the AM codex is coming out in a month or two, I wouldn't invest a lot right now based on the index. There's no way that conscripts get at least some sort of nerf.

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Fully agreed. I am both excited and horrified for the new codex. I expect a half dozen new vehicle kits, etc. etc. But we shall see...

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
 
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