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Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

Ok, summer vacation starts at 12:30 today, and lasts until august (with an unfortunately timed birthday of mine that only means "moar models), so I decided to make a list of all the KSons units I need to finish.

THINGS EMBER NEEDS TO PAINT
5 HB Marines.
2 Terminators
3 Seekers
5 Tac marines
7 Vets
Ahriman's base
3 ZM Tiles

THINGS EMBER NEEDS TO BUILD
15 Tactical marines.
Techmarine
20 thralls (you'll see those later since I don't actually have the models now, a friend is giving them to me )
2 Sentry guns.
9 ZM Tiles

THINGS EMBER NEEDS TO BUY
RHINOS!
PREDATOR!
RAPIER LASER DESTROYERS!
CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT! (jk)


   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

You've got your work cut out for you m8, but I'm no better, buying Dark Imperium just before summer begins.

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Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

To be fair, that isn't the BIGGEST pile of models that you could have at one time, but it'll need a good bit of resolve to get through. Summer is a long time though, I think you'll be fine

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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Hi everyone!

I kicked off the summer holidays with a quick game of HH kill teams, Raven Guard vs Thousand Sons. I, unfortunately, loaned my Sons to my opponent and brought Raven Guard (more on that later).

Here are the armies (250p)


My Raven Guard force, lead by Chaplain Irrenaeus. Under his command were brothers Demiphio, Arvaan and Caruclio armed with volkites, and brother Galaglion, wearing cataphractii terminator armour and armed with a pair of lightning claws.


The Thousand Sons, lead by Tolbek. They had a pair of terminators, both Raptora cult, one armed with twin claws and one with a chain fist, who was also using the Sanctic discipline. They also had a veteran with Biomancy for good measure.


We played on a 2' by 2' ZM board (mostly unpainted, sigh...) so the game was quite quick, but none the less full of exciting turns where unexpected things happened. Tzeentch definitely had his fingers in this game. The only special rule was one I play with often: at the beginning of each turn, each player rolls a dice and the winner goes first, like AoS.

TURN 1

Raven Guard
I did this:

My entire army moved and then ran. Thats is.

Thousand Sons


The terminator rocking Telekinesis tried to use levitate and get behind my lines. Luckily, due to some quick deny the witch roles (triple sixes), it was prevented. Nothing else happened.

TURN 2

Raven Guard


My marines moved up again, getting within range of the enemy. Demiphio took a few shots at the nearest terminator, but they all bounced off his armour. Irrenaeus then tried his hand at killing something, but his plasma pistol overheated, costing him a wound.

Thousand Sons

Tolbek then powered up and cast Sunburst, but failed again to do anything. The other terminator attempted to cast Hammerhand again, but he was denied.

Turn 3

Raven Guard

More shots were fired at the terminators, but they all failed.

Galaglion then charged the other terminator, chopping him to pieces. I actually wanted to charge the other one before remembering that one had cast hammerhead the turn before, and I didn't want to deal with s6 lightning claws. Unfortunately, I also charged Tolbek with my chaplain, who was then chopped in half by Tolbek's force sword.

Thousand Sons

More failed psychic powers. The remaining terminator charged Galaglion, but failed his wound rolls. Galaglion turned and calmly knocked his opponent aside, before setting his sights on Tolbek.

Turn 4

Thousand Sons

The Sons went firsts this time, and did surprisingly well. Tolbek attempted to cast Sunburst again, this time managing it.

The blast killed everyone but Demiphio and Galaglion, leaving an even number of Sons and Ravens.

Unfortunately, the other Thousand Son managed to roll perils while casting Life Drain, leaving Tolbek alone. Without his allies aid, Tolbek decided to charge Galaglion. His force sword bounced off Galaglion's energy field, and Galaglion retaliated by knocking a wound off Tolbek, who then failed his leadership check and ran off the board, no doubt calling for reinforcements.

The Raven Guard had managed to secure this area of the ship, but the fight would go on. Their Chaplain lay wounded, and they had lost several marines, but it was a victory non the less.

Thanks for reading, the game was a lot of fun to play and writing the batrep was cool to.

Stay tuned!

Ember

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Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

Hi everyone!

I'm on vacation now, and have plenty of time to paint. I have decided to set a goal for myself every week, in order to keep myself busy, until my birthday.

So what am I going to do this week:

For my Thousand Sons, I decided to paint this tactical squad (and build the other half).

I will paint my farseer and first Squad of Windriders for my Eldar, and do a squad for one of my old armies (BTW, i decided to revive the small armies I have in storage HERE )

Stay tuned!

Ember

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Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

All out painting, you should get these done fairly easily. One thing I will recommend is not to do a lot of the same stuff in one week. Make sure you don't find yourself doing infantry for all 3 projects - mix it up a bit. Maybe some Marine infantry, an Eldar vehicle, and a Tau character for example. Good luck!

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

Ok, I dropped one of the tactical marines and this happend:



How?

   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






Huh...is that a plastic backpack? That is really strange. At least there's a flush fit for you to glue it back on if it's just sheared...

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Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

How DID you manage that? That's a really weird split Ember

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Canada

Weakness in that particular piece exposed by the drop (which was likely table height would be my guess). As long as you are using liquid plastic cement repairs should be a breeze.

Cheers,

CB

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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

I blame Tzeentch...

   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Hi again,

I haven't finished too much for my Sons recently, but I'm nearly done with the firsts tactical squad and the last seeker (as soon as I find his power fist). I did some experimenting on my bases, trying to incorporate different elements into them.


I applied left over decals to some of the larger pieces of rubble, and added more BFTBG.

I also tried creating glowing psychic energy by painting the base blue, covering it with masking tape and then spraying it black. The tape was peeled off and I then applied Agrellan Earth, Agrax Earthshade and then a dry brush of Skink Blue followed by White Scar.

Stay tuned, the finished tac should be up by monday.

Ember

   
Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Nice work on these guys, they've come up very nicely, as have the bases. You can also try using some white wash followed by Niklah Oxide wash into those gaps for the psychic energy effect.

   
Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

Ok, its been a while since my last update, but I haven't been sitting idle: I have finished painting a tactical squad (pics will be up later, as soon as the bases dry) and built the rest of my BoP box. In other, somewhat unrelated news: its my birthday! So there may be some... resin... models appearing on this blog later. Also, if anyone was wondering, Exploding Kittens is an awesome game.

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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

I demand pictures! Loving the bases that you did btw.

Also yeah, Exploding Kittens is a hilarious game

   
Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

Hi everyone.

As promised, here are the pics of my tactical squad (on my last day of vacation)...

The entire squad:


These pics don't do the minis justice. And the scratches look much better on the tabletop.


The sergeant and vexilla bearer, whose pose looks much less squat irl. They both have glowing eyes, to represent them acting psychic powers.


I'm wondering if I want to paint their straps a darker colour. What do you guys think?


The first bunch of battle brothers. The reloading conversion was really simple, I just sliced off the magazine and glued it to the hand, because it looks cool and totally not because I painted the wrong arm pair...


I decided to do more glowing effects on the bases.


The last part of the squad. All the minis have freehand glyphs on them, and I'll add transfers once I figure out the FW ones.


And the rear.

So, I'll probably take a break from painting new stuff after these guys, and focus on finishing up all the half-painted squads. After that, well, you'll see!

Cheers,

Ember

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Canada

EmberlordofFire8,

The Tacticals look nice...not so sure on the glowing effects on the bases, but the colours are solid.

Cheers,

CB

Please Check out my Painting Logs - More than 1000 individual photos of completed models shown.
13 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop.

Forge World Elysian Army | Tau Sept Cadre | Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar

Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment

DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

Looking good Ember. I'm interested in what you used for the non glowing bases, paints rubble etc.

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Courageous Questing Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I like the reloading guy! i think some of the best conversions start out as those kind of not quite mistakes

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

Captain Brown wrote:EmberlordofFire8,

The Tacticals look nice...not so sure on the glowing effects on the bases, but the colours are solid.

Cheers,

CB

Thanks. The glowing effect was actually supposed to be covered by aggrellan earth, but I used the wrong pot of it (I have one that doesn't crack too well) and had to scrape some of it off.

WarbossDakka wrote:Looking good Ember. I'm interested in what you used for the non glowing bases, paints rubble etc.

Aha! I actually have a basing box, which is full of sand, plaster rubble (I filled a can with cling film, then with plaster and finally smashed the whole thing) and dried wood glue. There's also a bunch of foam flock and a few plastic parts, and to make the bases by painting a portion of the base with PVA, then propping it into the box and leaving it there to dry. After that, I spray the whole thing with Chaos Black, pick out a few bits with Leadbelcher (normally the dried wood glue) and some with Gorthor brown. Finally, the large slabs are painted with off-white (can't remember the GW name...) and then it alll gets washed with earth shade and drybrushed with Sylvaneth Bark.

amazingturtles wrote:I like the reloading guy! i think some of the best conversions start out as those kind of not quite mistakes


Thats true, sometimes my best conversions come from me trying to fix stuff.

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Pious Palatine






Top work on the Tac Marines. The glowing eyes look great.

EDC
   
Made in ca
Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Looking good Ember! What wash did you use on the guns? I like the dirty white look it produces. The gold barrels on the guns are a good idea, tempted to steal that idea for a squad of mine down the road

Are you not going to paint the tubing around the legs silver or black? I find it really helps to break up the armour plates, especially on the MKIII suits.

   
Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

evildrcheese wrote:Top work on the Tac Marines. The glowing eyes look great.

EDC


Thanks! I'm really happy with how they turned out too.

Commander Cain wrote:Looking good Ember! What wash did you use on the guns? I like the dirty white look it produces. The gold barrels on the guns are a good idea, tempted to steal that idea for a squad of mine down the road

Are you not going to paint the tubing around the legs silver or black? I find it really helps to break up the armour plates, especially on the MKIII suits.

The guns were done in a variety of ways, with the ones I had already attached to the arms painted with Rakarth Flesh, with a recess shade of Agrax Earthshad and an edge highlight of White Scar. The ones I didn't attach to the arms were sprayed Corax White, got an all-over shade of slightly thinned Agrax Earthshade and the white scar again. The gold is just Retributor Armour and agrax earth shade.
I actually went back ti them and painted their joints and cables black...

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Made in us
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You need to buy this literally. CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.

it is amazing and a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT! It can carry many marines because it is a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT!

All silliness aside, your Tsons are awesome, and also my favourite chapter of marines.

The eyes, and weapons are supurb. The models also feel grim dark.
   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

Nice work Ember! Thanks for sharing your basing scheme - I'm trying to move away from boring mud and rock colour base you see so I need all the tips I can get!

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Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

cormadepanda wrote:You need to buy this literally. CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.

it is amazing and a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT! It can carry many marines because it is a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT!

All silliness aside, your Tsons are awesome, and also my favourite chapter of marines.

The eyes, and weapons are supurb. The models also feel grim dark.

Thank you. I'd buy a ton of CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORTS if 30k marines could use CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORTS. Unfortunately, they can't take CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORTS so I'd have to use the CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT as a land raider or something. Plus, I currently don't have the funds for a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.

WarbossDakka wrote:Nice work Ember! Thanks for sharing your basing scheme - I'm trying to move away from boring mud and rock colour base you see so I need all the tips I can get!


You're welcome! I really enjoy basing, and I've done nearly every style of base imaginable (Ice, Melting snow, jungle, forrest, swamp, warpstone mine, 3 different types of desert bases, urban ruble...) so I'm always glad to share my experiences.


Now, on to the purpose of this post. I want a tank for my army, but I'm not sure what kind. It'll probably end up being a predator, since I don't have the funds for another sicaran (I bought the arcus for my raven guard). So my options are:


This thing. I like it because fire, but it doesn't seem too space egyptian. Whereas This one:

does. The plasma could be painted to match my models' psychic glow, which would be awesome. Unfortunately, this is written on the models page:
This product will take longer than normal to dispatch. We expect to dispatch it within 10 working days of you placing your order.

Which means it'll take more than a month to ship.

Any other ideas?
Ember

   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






Hmmm, do you have anything else to occupy your time while the tank you want arrives?

Also, I'm always impressed by people who take the time to actually paint their bases. All of mine are little more than a coat of PVA and dunked in sand, then a couple of tufts of static grass added...

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Well, I'm trying to finish up all my semi-painted squads, and I have the second tactical squad to do. I'm debating whether I or not I want to do them as breacher marines, but I'm not sure where I'd get the shields. FW's boarding assault upgrades would be one option, except the arms are MK VII, not MK III (that sounds really nerdy now I wrote it...). I'm wary of using 3rd party ones, since I want to use these in GW tournaments.
Oh, and there may or may not be a certain clump of resin with legs that'll be arriving soon, but I didn't just say that, did I?

i'm hoping to get the Sons finished by December, along with the Eldar (everyone has been built, so I just need to undercoat everyone and spend a week or so painting everything blue), and then it'll probably be DG for christmas.

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Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

I played another game last Sunday, 1000 points of Sons vs Raven Guard. I brought tolbek, 3 squads of 5 vets (each squad had 1 heavy bolder) and a rhino that I shamelessly stole from my old SM army. I ended up winning after Tolbek destroyed an entire 10-man veteran squad (with 9 power swords and a raven's talon), a Contemptor and a kitted-out chaplain in close combat, albeit with a little help from one of the vet squads, who stood on a hill and did telekinesis stuff the whole game. Alas, I also had a squad forget how to magic after I rolled perils while trying to cast levitate. They redeemed themselves by killing my opponents CC centurion (he had a 50 points left over, so it had a raven's talon and nothing else). All in all, it was a fun game, and as soon as my FW stuff arrives I'll be able to play a bigger one. Hopefully I can go kill some of my FLGS owner's DG!

Cheers,

Ember

   
Made in ch
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Holy Terra.

Well, this happened:



I decided to gat a copy of First Strike, partly because I wanted to paint some death guard and partly because I wanted to finally get the rules for 8th edition, which I still haven't played.
So here you guys go: the start of the Apostles of Oxidation, my new nurgle war band.

I do have another Sons librarian on my desk that's nearing completion, so pics of that will be up soon for those of you that need to see more thousand sons. In somewhat unrelated news, the primaris half of the First Strike will be painted up as future-KSons, AKA Bloodravens

   
 
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