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Made in fi
Painting Within the Lines





Finally I get to contribute something on this thread!

This is an old Warzone 1st ed. Capitol model that I've had since early 2000s. It was originally painted by a friend of my brother's.





I cleaned it up, built a base and primed the figure last October, and now finally got to painting it. Finished model:





If you want to read a bit more about the model and painting it, pop over to my P&M thread or my blog.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

I haven't got pics of my rescue job just yet, but, I do have picks of a rescue job I'm attempting right now. I'm currently stripping most of my Blood Ravens for repainting. Here's what my "Marneus Calgar" looked like initially









Attempted save with drybrush and wash






Restored pics incoming - currnetly on my painting table for the Dakka monthly comp.






And while, out of shame, I deleted the existing pics of my Honour Guard, you can see them in the background of Calgar. Here's what they look like now
















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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





He's not painted yet, but the satisfaction I got from peeling the paint in one go was incredible.
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Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Spoiler:
 mcmattila wrote:
Finally I get to contribute something on this thread!

This is an old Warzone 1st ed. Capitol model that I've had since early 2000s. It was originally painted by a friend of my brother's.





I cleaned it up, built a base and primed the figure last October, and now finally got to painting it. Finished model:





If you want to read a bit more about the model and painting it, pop over to my P&M thread or my blog.


This guy is great. In fairness to your friend it wasn't the worst painted before but you brought it up a level. Several levels! I can't get over that guys butt bulge though! Too many centralized squats

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






That's a butt!? I though it was his helmet slung back.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Tikay: I know those feels...nothing better than a non-primed paint job which just slides right off.

Deadshot: I can't wait to see what you do with Marneus ---- if you're going to bother (I don't know if you're upgrading to the new model etc.) The new saved guard fellas are superb...and Marneus should join them!

I haven't done a bunch lately - mainly because my armies are so large I'm runniing out of excuses to buy metal minis and add them in...still haven't looked into fantasy stuff which I need to do!

I felt like I had posted this but didn't see it:

eBay:


Rescued:


eBay:


Rescued: (poorly in this case...)


And I have this fella on the way:


To be similarly converted into a Dark Apostle for my Renegades. Also working on another set of Warp Spiders....


   
Made in fi
Painting Within the Lines





 boundless08 wrote:

This guy is great. In fairness to your friend it wasn't the worst painted before but you brought it up a level. Several levels! I can't get over that guys butt bulge though! Too many centralized squats

Thank you very much! That's not his butt though, as Argive said, it's his helmet, styled very much like a football helmet. If it were a butt bulge, I think a trip to a doctor would be in order

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Finally finished those Warp Spiders...and I'm not a fan. Just didn't have a good colour concept and just pushed through without thinking it over. I'll use them, but I'm...unimpressed with the palette.

   
Made in gb
Been Around the Block






Maybe put some darker washes over the blues. They are technically great, but I agree they are just a bit off with the palate
   
Made in ru
Screaming Shining Spear




Russia, Moscow

They look okay. I would highlight main armor edges into lighter color - like Ivory, brighten the helmets and use dark brown instead of light brown for bases to make models look more striking.
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

This an eBay recovered hull and some resin parts, supplemented with some plastic and resin parts I cooked up to replace the missing parts and restore the tank to something close to her original configuration.
Purchased in 2002 (based on this photo information)



Rebuilt from the component parts up. Including replacing or rebuilding missing parts. Including using a current Wave Serpent plastic kit to replace the troop compartment (the one it came with was badly melted and missing the rear ramp completely), going through bits to replace the secondary weapons, casting my own jewels, a FW purchase on a second turret and weapon, and some trading on WarSeer and Dakka.

Starcannons and shuriken cannon

Starcannons and shuriken cannon

Starcannons and shuriken cannon

Starcannons and shuriken cannon

Scatter Lasers and shuriken catapults

Scatter Lasers and shuriken catapults

Scatter Lasers and shuriken catapults

Scatter Lasers and shuriken cannon

Scatter Lasers and shuriken cannon


For those wondering the pilot is fully painted, but the previous owner did get some sealant on the canopy, giving one side a frosted look.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB

48 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
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Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland


Found these three sad rejects in an old bits box from yesteryear. No feet, no weapons, orcs barely alive. So I've wired them onto some new bases and re-armed them with some likely weapons. The one with no arms at all is getting a crossbow. I'll keep yous posted as I get busy rescuing these to at least tabletop usable standard.


This is the crossbow addition which I'll be greenstuffing into orkishness.

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Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





I'm almost curious how they ended up that way...aren't they the original Hero Quest orcs? Who hacked them up?

I've not done any rescues lately because I'm more or less done with 40K, but perhaps I should start perusing eBay for old Reaper metals to rescue...hmmm...
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Im going to be saving these poor wretches..
Asurmen is missing the banner pole so will have to magic up a replacement.

About to go strip these using cellulose.. Not sure if it will work as I have a suspicion the Asurmen model has lacquers on it.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
Made in de
Terrifying Doombull






Nuremberg

Man, this thread cheers me up so much. I recently dug out a bunch of my 90s era 40K stuff and brought it to Germany with me, so sometime this year I hope to be adding to this thread!

   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Phew...that Asurmen is rough! Would love to see what you do with it!
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





The great thing about metal minis is that you can use MUCH stronger stripping agents. Stuff that would turn plastic or resin minis into goo at the bottom of the jar doesn't even touch metal. Stuff like turpentine and acetone will take care of that paint no matter what it is.

Just... use them in a well-ventilated area away from open flame, okay?

CHAOS! PANIC! DISORDER!
My job here is done. 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

 Elbows wrote:
I'm almost curious how they ended up that way...aren't they the original Hero Quest orcs? Who hacked them up?

I've not done any rescues lately because I'm more or less done with 40K, but perhaps I should start perusing eBay for old Reaper metals to rescue...hmmm...


They are. Evidently 14 year old me had a better use for their weapons and apparently no use at all for heroquest orcs. 36 year old me is discovering HeroQuest for the first time however am giving these fellas a welcome return to the board.

I'm also reviving some old metals for hero characters.

Here we have a couple of Ral Partha knights and a Marauder elf. All with replacement bits box plastic parts as required.

   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Yeah pretty sure those were lacquers of some kind. The spiders stripped down near mint. Asurmen was a bit less sucessful, still some hues left but the thickness is gone. Certainly workable. That thinner stuff is great! Recomend wearing a respirator.. pretty sure i got a bit high lol. An old oral b electric toothbrush was an excellent experiment! Although it did start to melt in my hands. This stuffs strong

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Photo
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Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland



Here's the two old Ral Partha metals done after decades in the bits bin. Gone for some kind of a Dragon Knight and a Unicorn Rainbow Warrior. Not a great picture but then they're not really so great paint jobs either.

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland


So here they are along with another Heroquest Orc I found that apparently hasn't seen quite the same abuse. He had both his feet and is holding what looks like a plastic Necromunda Goliath blade. Not the finest of repair jobs or paint jobs but they're all restored to usable condition and I kept the daft colour coded tunics so we can refer to them by colour in games.

   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Good work sir!

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Amazing what plastic surgery can be done today!
   
Made in fi
Painting Within the Lines





Oh, I've forgotten to add a couple of my rescue-jobs here! Both of them are saved from my teenage-self

First up, a rather straightforward repaint of Lt. Varras from Battle for Macragge. I stripped the model of old paint, cleaned the moldlines and gave him proper basing.

The old guy can be seen here (along with some Tyranids):



And the repainted one here:



Next up, an Ork boy. He was a bit more involved, as he was a victim of an ambitious conversion which didn't quite end up as cool as I had envisioned. I rebuilt him into a stock shoota boy, giving him new arms (the same type as the originals, though) and the shoota. Everything else is from the original, including the sight.

The original conversion:



Rebuilt and primed (the Chaos Marine on the right is another rescue job, but more on him when I eventually paint him):



And the painted boy (front and back):



If you want to read some more words / see more pictures about Lt. Varras or the Ork, pop over to my P&M thread.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in gb
Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Norn Iron

That's some levelling-up with Lt. Varras.

Inspiring and very impressive thread. Got to admit that my enthusiasm for rescuing minis tailed off - I'd open the post, look at all the caked primer and plastic glue, and bits glued on at weird angles, feel my face fall, put them back in the jiffy bag, and kinda forget about them.

That's plastics though. I've got some rehomed metals but, again, I'd have to go open some dusty boxes.

   
Made in gb
Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Nottingham

Always wanted Aekold Helbrass, and found one on eBay looking like this;



Stripped and repainted, it now looks like this;


Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






I've just finished stripping about 2Kg of metal space marine models from a collection I found on ebay, which had basically been dipped in red or purple paint! I will post pictures up once I've got them all laid out ready for rebuilding!

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I'm Selling Infinity, 40k, dystopian wars, UK based!

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Made in no
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Always love seeing the old goofy metals painted up with modern methods. They looks so good with a modern palette like the one you chose. Great work

   
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Regular Dakkanaut



South Africa

Hahahaha literally my entire collection besides my GK, one Assault Captain and his unassembled squad and maybe my Karskin/Storm Troopers I've just finished need "rescuing" if this is your standard of what needs rescuing.

Although admittedly I have just stripped literally all my metal IG models because they were painted in 1995's colours and techniques (when I used any technique).

I hope I can anywhere near as good as you have, this is amazing.

KBK 
   
 
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