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Made in gb
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

@ 1-i, no worries I have something lined up for you too, just trying to set the arm positions and figure a way to put a nice wrap around the axe handle (the bit you hold it by, i never know what it is called). Should have pics for you in a day or 2. Wait 1-i? one eye.... cyclopean..... ooooh are you Magnus the Red or a thousand son? lol, just teasing

@ sageheart: thanks for the compliment, if ever you are interested in doing a swap let me know

Slightly off topic, but as my swaps are to make a Deathwatch Marine squad, does anybody know if thee are any current rules for using Ordo Xenos Deathwatch Marines?

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Kanluwen wrote: What's that quote from Mauleed? "When you can make complete strangers on the Internet hate you, you know you're doing something magical."?
Hatemonger wrote: If that is true, then GW must be run by Gandalf and Nagash and Harry Potter and Tinker Bell, because this site alone is crapping rainbows worth of magical internet nerdrage.
- H8

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Wing Commander





Kent, UK

The "Axe handle" is the shaft.
Carry on!

"In the Grim Darkness of the far future; there is only countless Requisition Forms, filled in Triplicate."

 
   
Made in gb
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

Thank you Disjointed Entity!

Kanluwen wrote: What's that quote from Mauleed? "When you can make complete strangers on the Internet hate you, you know you're doing something magical."?
Hatemonger wrote: If that is true, then GW must be run by Gandalf and Nagash and Harry Potter and Tinker Bell, because this site alone is crapping rainbows worth of magical internet nerdrage.
- H8

18000+ points
3000+ points
Follow my Space Wolf building exploits here@ http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/321095.page  
   
Made in gb
Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot





Birmingham UK

I have taken a bit of a break from the hobby, all been a bit much recently.

Received the Black Templar's captain from 1-i - waiting to hear if my marine has arrived with him.

BBL received my marine, waiting on his.

Am part way through building the Master of the Forge for polyd8 (will pick it up again soon I promise!)

Have base coated the marine for andain841 and will start this alongside polyd8's.

Once he is done I have a Librarian Deathwatch member and a bunch of Deathwatch marines I want to do for swaps with others. But I want to take it slow at the moment

DR:80SG+M+B+IPw40k95#+D++A++/fWD211R+++T(S)DM+

Current Projects:
Pre-Crusade Mantis Warriors force for Badab War campaign
Involved in the Great Marine Swap with the homebrew Defenders of Obscurus
Wedding fund sale: ebay and thread items! 
   
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Stormin' Stompa





Rogers, CT

I'm in quite the Warhammer slump, but I should be back to normal by Tuesday.
BG, sorry again for taking so long to ship, I'll get it out, I've been on vacation and it keeps slipping my mind.

Chrono, your marine is built but I've had nasty weather and can't prime him, same for you Njal

   
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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker





Upper Darby, PA

I too have been in something of a hobby slump. Must be the miserable weather in New York this whole month. BG I'm underway on your Imperial Fist and I'll hopefully have it done soonish. With the holiday this weekend my painting time has been a bit limited. I do have a work in progress photo but it's basically just a body and arms so it's not all that useful. I'll post it below just for the heck of it.

I'm not sure I'm sold on the white chest eagle so I'm thinking of changing it to red. My initial thought was to go with 5th company (that would be black shoulder pad rims) but I get the impression he may well end up looking like a bumble bee. Thoughts anyone?

Edit: The actual model is not quite this bright (I'm still getting used to taking proper photos) and it still needs highlighting etc.
[Thumb - Imperial Fist progress 1.JPG]
BG marine progress 1

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nice painting... contrast and detail between black and yellow are excellent. I think black would look fine. White better maybe so it ties in with the eagle (don't know what the chapter colors are though).

   
Made in gb
Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot





Birmingham UK

That's fantastic andain... I am going to have to step up my skills yet again it would seem!

No painting today, but tomorrow should be a good day for it. Fed up of all this glorious sunshine anyway... too darn hot!

DR:80SG+M+B+IPw40k95#+D++A++/fWD211R+++T(S)DM+

Current Projects:
Pre-Crusade Mantis Warriors force for Badab War campaign
Involved in the Great Marine Swap with the homebrew Defenders of Obscurus
Wedding fund sale: ebay and thread items! 
   
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Using Inks and Washes






@raith its not coming along very well actually, i decided to start a new army (doom legion) so the model to show is also the test. Anyone know how to highlight boltgun mental? its not quite working atm.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Drybrush of chainmail, then a further drybrush of mithril silver, finally a badab black wash.

   
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Using Inks and Washes






thanks ill try that as soon as i get chainmail.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Drybrushes on metallic colors need to be done with the brush really dry... you're almost rubbing the pigment on rather than brushing it on. Effects can be quite good though.

After the wash, you can edge highlight with the mithril. Only the top edges where the sunlight would catch the edges of the armor. It really helps make the figure "pop" to the eye.

   
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Using Inks and Washes






thanks gits, is this the technique you yused on thing ones doom eagles?

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yes, works pretty well. Thing 1 is an expert at it!

   
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Using Inks and Washes






ausome... if i can get this technique right would thing 1 be up for a trade?

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I can ask, no problem.

   
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Using Inks and Washes






cool pm me


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also what time is it where you are????

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

It was 7:25 AM when I sent that last message.

   
Made in gb
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

Cool, 6 hour time difference with me We are ahead here :p

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Kanluwen wrote: What's that quote from Mauleed? "When you can make complete strangers on the Internet hate you, you know you're doing something magical."?
Hatemonger wrote: If that is true, then GW must be run by Gandalf and Nagash and Harry Potter and Tinker Bell, because this site alone is crapping rainbows worth of magical internet nerdrage.
- H8

18000+ points
3000+ points
Follow my Space Wolf building exploits here@ http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/321095.page  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Some progress, quickie update: actual finished models for folk!

A Mental Leejunary -


and some BA termies -


Solar_Lion and counts-as Straken not forgotten, just not presentable just now!

Later,
graven.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Looking very nice graven

The Leejunary is fantastic, very grotty looking The paint really brings the character out.

The termies have a lovely worn looking patina to them, excellent job.

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Mental Leejunary is very cool - some closer/clearer pics would be appreciated!

   
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Chosen Baal Sec Youngblood






@graven- Wow! those BA's looks fantastic!
   
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@gits, huh it was 1:45 am when i asked you that

   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Graven -- yours is going to take a bit longer.. I've decided to step up. More to come...

 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

monkeytroll wrote:Looking very nice graven

The Leejunary is fantastic, very grotty looking The paint really brings the character out.

The termies have a lovely worn looking patina to them, excellent job.


Glad you like him mate, sorry it's taken so long. PM me your address and I'll send him Fen-wards.

Really happy with the effect on the termies, so chuffed folk like it.

Arakasi wrote:Mental Leejunary is very cool - some closer/clearer pics would be appreciated!

Comong from you sir that's high praise indeed. I'll add some to my blog tomorrow hopefully.

Solar_lion wrote:Graven -- yours is going to take a bit longer.. I've decided to step up. More to come...

No worries mate I have a long way to go with Patroclus, I just have the picture in my mind now of how he's going to look.

Brother Captain Christop wrote:@graven- Wow! those BA's looks fantastic!


Well I'm really happy you like your first gms! Only thing I don't like is their freehand blooddrop on pad. Might repaint, they're a bit messy. Ill try to get more pics of them up pm Bloggit tomorrow too. Otherwise done though, so pm me your address. Bases washed by my 11-month old btw - ah, slave labour!

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys - muchas gracias!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Sneaky Kommando






Very nice stuff graven. BBL your guys ready to go, take your time, no rush.

WM360 your termies are almost finished, just a few finishing touches and then a varnish, ill post pics tomorrow.
   
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On a Canoptek Spyder's Waiting List






Hi prototype
would you like to swap a model
arcal

Necmarines, A slightly different army- http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/465866.page
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Using Inks and Washes






hey archon alrox

ok ive seen your minis so i know how good they are

tactical marines?

   
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On a Canoptek Spyder's Waiting List






sure prototype
it may take me a while and i know it will take you a while you as well
arcal

Necmarines, A slightly different army- http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/465866.page
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