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Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

That sounds like a pretty straight forward process, I'd love to see a step-by-step They look great!

Awesome models, I miss the old Citadel days.

 
   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Agreed, they came together really well. Nice touch with the embossed RIP on the shields

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks for the kind words guys!

Sorry I've been slow to update. I have been busy painting and trying to occupy my time away from my phone as to not go crazy quarantined in a flat.

 zahnib wrote:
That sounds like a pretty straight forward process, I'd love to see a step-by-step They look great!

Awesome models, I miss the old Citadel days.


So I should state that I am by no means good at casting. I have a very haphazard it'll all work out in the end kind of mantra when it comes to hobbying. So to that end here's my step by step:

Step 1,
Make your push mould out of blue stuff.

Step 2,
Gather your 2part resin and mixing pot and tool.

Step 3,
Mix equal parts of your resin 1 to 1 ratio.

Step 4,
pour resin into mould and wait till cured. The resin I use typically takes an hour.

Step 5,
Demould and clean up your new resin shields.

I Know this is only basic but I'm pretty basic like I say.

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Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Clearly I'm also going to post some of the picks of what else I've also been up to!

I've been pretty busy painting and modelling.

I've done lots of finishing up, trying to finish projects that I've lost steam on.

First up 30 skeleton archers with 2 catapults for good measure.

Secondly there was the fire wizard which came in one of the army boxes. Thoroughly enjoyed repainting this guy after initially not knowing what I really wanted from him.


Thirdly a pair of galloper guns for my empire/ DOW army

Fourth on the list was a beasts wizard which came from the fireforge Kickstarter. Which reminds me I've got an entire army in boxes


So what's next I hear you cry? More yellow puffy armed pikemen of course and a duellist to accompany them.

I hope you like the update! Any C&C would be welcomed.
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Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Looking really good, I always loved the Empire.

 
   
Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

Thank you for the step-by-step howie That looks like a simple enough process with good results!
Your Empire minis are looking great. Was that Fire Wizard a limited edition piece, you could only get it with the army set or something? Also, is that a FW Empire standard-bearer aI see in the background?

 
   
Made in gb
Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Norn Iron

 zahnib wrote:
Was that Fire Wizard a limited edition piece, you could only get it with the army set or something? Also, is that a FW Empire standard-bearer aI see in the background?


Those aren't as exciting to me as Marco Colombo commanding one of the cannon.
   
Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

 Vermis wrote:
 zahnib wrote:
Was that Fire Wizard a limited edition piece, you could only get it with the army set or something? Also, is that a FW Empire standard-bearer aI see in the background?

Those aren't as exciting to me as Marco Colombo commanding one of the cannon.

True! That Lustria campagin was great

 
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

 Vermis wrote:
 zahnib wrote:
Was that Fire Wizard a limited edition piece, you could only get it with the army set or something? Also, is that a FW Empire standard-bearer aI see in the background?


Those aren't as exciting to me as Marco Colombo commanding one of the cannon.


LOL didn't notice him, I was too distracted by the Mordheim scribe

 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Wow much appreciated guys, perked me right up to come back on and see so many comments!

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Looking really good, I always loved the Empire.

Everyone loves the empire, those puffy sleeves. I'm hoping out for the new Old World boxset, someone rumoured/wishlisted it would be like the Heresy boxsets where it's near enough two of the same armies fighting. Think I'd buy a ton of those boxes and go through that rabbit hole

zahnib wrote:Thank you for the step-by-step howie That looks like a simple enough process with good results!
Your Empire minis are looking great. Was that Fire Wizard a limited edition piece, you could only get it with the army set or something? Also, is that a FW Empire standard-bearer aI see in the background?

Thanks, it is very simple which is why i keep on doing it instead of paying silly money for expensive shields on eBay. Yeah it was a limited edition wizard from the army boxset, nice model to play around with. The BSB will be getting some paint more than likely next month as i really should be cracking on withe me peasants.

Vermis wrote: Those aren't as exciting to me as Marco Colombo commanding one of the cannon.


Yeah I thought he looked like the engineering type, so while he's not exploring the new world, he can launch cannon balls at it.

zahnib wrote: True! That Lustria campagin was great

I've got the soft back with all the rules, once quarantine is over think me and my mates will be playing lustria or albion.

Kid_Kyoto wrote: LOL didn't notice him, I was too distracted by the Mordheim scribe


I've had the scribe for a good few months now and I didn't know where to put him. I think he fit's in pretty well as Marcos sidekick, writing all his deeds of greatness.



I should have some updates this evening work willing!

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Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Not much of an update I'm afraid. I've just been washing some new troops for the front line. Getting that yellow contrast on.
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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some nice older models there Howie.

Cheers,

CB

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Made in be
Skillful Swordsman





Antwerp

Nice progress, I like the canon and crew. Great job!

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks Captain Brown & Flapjack!

While I like old models, I'm certainly not against getting new AOS models as long as there's a place for them in my army.

Speaking of which. The Barrow Kings Legion is nearly completed. This an army picture is needed.
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Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

Nice army shots howie! Yeah, it can get a bit crazy price-wise trying to pick up old pieces! For something simple like those shields, your casting method seems perfect. I look forward to seeing that banner bearer painted up!

 
   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Wow! That’s a serious number of Skeletons. The undead chaos dwarves are my favourite though. What’s your skeleton recipe? Their rib cages seem too neat to have been dry brushed, or maybe I’m rubbish at drybrushing!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks guys much appreciated!

@Zahnib, there may be more of those shields getting made. Debating whether to make some skeleton Halberdiers for the army. More rule of cool than anything. We shall see. Haha

@gobert, I'm not going to try and wow you with how the skeletons where painted. Because they're the easiest thing I paint. White undercoat, Vallejo brown wash. Sit back and appreciate the awesome skellies I have produced. No drybrush, no touch ups. I need to get some more of that wash infact as I've used it for so long. Comes in a big bottle as well. Could not recommend it enough.

Hope you're all well, peace out.

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Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






I love it! I’ll have to give that a try. Is the Vallejo wash similar to any of the new/old GW washes, or should I add it to the to buy list?

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

 gobert wrote:
I love it! I’ll have to give that a try. Is the Vallejo wash similar to any of the new/old GW washes, or should I add it to the to buy list?


I think it's similar to a few of them like Seraphim Sepia or Gyrphonne sepia. But it's also different in it's own way, it's biggest draw for me was that it got into recesses better than the GW ones and I liked the colour also I used those colours on a lot of my minis and this was bigger and cheaper.

In other news my beasts wizard has come to fruition. I'm really pleased with how he's turned out.
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Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Afternoon all,

Been back at work this week so just been painting in my evenings. The spare time the wife gives me. Thought I'd listen to The Old World Lives podcast and paint some more of my state troopers. Coming along nicely I think. Once these guys are complete, I'll get a complete unit shot of the pikemen in all its yellow glory.
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Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

Looking good howie. That yellow is really vibrant. Are those pikeman casts?

 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks Zahnib!

Yeah they're cast. The fingers didn't come out well at all. I think I'll probably do another mold to be honest. If I'm going to carry on and make this a large army it'll need sorting.

As well as working on the pikemen I've also tried to get my unit of Fimir ready for the tabletop. Had these for a while and while I really want to give them a dark and gritty paint job at the moment I'm unsure how I'm going to achieve this.
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Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

They look great! I didn't notice the fingers until you mentioned it and even still they don't look too bad to me! Nice work on the Fimir as well

 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

No great update.

I've been plodding along with the Fimir. I've had these models for a while, when I put them together I was pretty excited to paint them. After I base coated them I got even more excited. However painting them, I don't know, I really can't seem to my mojo. Not feeling them at all.

Anyway Here's the first four nearly done. I've got to do there eyes, teeth and claws.

C&C?
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Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

I think the Fimir are looking great! I really like the combination of the turquoise skin colour with the darker, muddy bases. Somedays I think you just get into a painting funk and everything looks terrible but then a few days later you'll look back and have no idea what you were so worried about.

 
   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






I think they look pretty good howie, it’s not easy when the inspiration doesn’t come. Nearly down with them so you’ll hopefully get it back with what comes next

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks for the kind words guys! To get away from my painters block I put the Fimir on the shelf and I decided to go back to the Estalians. Some sort of Merchant Prince character. Changed his original sword as the original wasn't a good casting.
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Made in us
Furious Raptor






These army projects are super impressive! I love the bright red beard on your prince. Loved seeing some retro minis get new leases on life in you artillery pieces.

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My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here! 
   
Made in au
Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

That is a mighty headdress on the merchant prince. Is the skull part a face mask? I can't quite make out the direction of the head what with all the orange locks!

 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Good evening all, it's been a while. I'd love to say progress has been booming but I would be lying.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:These army projects are super impressive! I love the bright red beard on your prince. Loved seeing some retro minis get new leases on life in you artillery pieces.


Thank you very much! I'm literally trying to clear models I've had in draws or boxes for a while.

zahnib wrote:That is a mighty headdress on the merchant prince. Is the skull part a face mask? I can't quite make out the direction of the head what with all the orange locks!



Yeah the skull is part of some sort of headdress. Least that's how I think it's meant to be. Death mask or something of that Ilk.

This evening I've been painting my BSB as part of the old world lives mid month pledge. The base isn't done. But tte rest of him is pretty much sorted.

I thought I'd also show off the pikemen banner. Hope you like them both
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