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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine


I have to paint my Space Marines by July 17th for the Big Waaagh! (An Indy GT in memphis, TN)
I thought this thread might encourage me to keep on it and make my deadline.

My List...


5x TH termies
w/ Land Raider

10x Tac Marines
flamer, multi-melta, PF
w/ Rhino

10x Tac Marines
flamer, multi-melta, PF
w/ Rhino

10x Tac Marines
flamer, multi-melta, PW
w/ Rhino

5x Assault Marines
w/ DP

Iron clad Dreadnought
melta, flamer
w/ DP

Iron clad Dreadnought
melta, flamer
w/ DP


Here is what is done so far...


Land Speeder

Rhino 1

Rhino 2

Rhino 3

Rhino Group Shot

Group Shot of Painted Junk

On the Table Now 3x DP's

The Land Raider is going to have Micalangalo's God and Adam on it as well as other old school art...

And Lastly for tonight my 2 WIP Ironclads


**that red is not that overpowering in life, I'll have to learn how to take better pics**

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Horrific Hive Tyrant

London (work) / Pompey (live, from time to time)

amazing work!
the scheme is great, but the style you have used when painting it makes it even better
any chance of close up pics of the free hands on the rhino's please? they look brilliant, but cant see them too well.

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Grey Knight Psionic Stormraven Pilot

Sacramento, CA

Wow, nice stuff. Are those Rhinos free hand painted? Or did you make a decal? Either way, they are fantastic. Can't wait to see the Dreadnoughts.

REPENT! For tomorrow you die!

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New Hampshire

littleboyblues wrote:Group Shot of Painted Junk

Well, that explains why this stuff looks so good. Seems like 'the best' are always hardest on themselves

Fantastic job! I too look forward to close-ups of the Rhino pieces.

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Bounding Assault Marine


MY GOD! i love your rhinos

The whole world's a stage, you're either an actor or a prop; it's up to you which one.



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Steadfast Grey Hunter

Austin, Tx


Those vehicles are badass.

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok

Cherry Hill, NJ

Frigging incredible. Honestly some of the best freehand (at least it looks like freehand) that I have seen. Also, love the marble effect that is going on with the rhino paint scheme. I cant wait to see this army completed.

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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot

Portsmouth, UK

I have to agree, these are beautiful. they are some of the best looking Rhino's I've seen. I would live to see a tutorial on how you created that marble stone effect. its very effective.


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Pragmatic Collabirator

The East Coast of the USA

I am sad that Dakka does not have a jaw-drop smiley.

Because if it did, I would be using it now.

You sir, just broke the sound barrier of awesome.

Though that third Rhino seems a bit NSFW. Lol.

I must say, all in all, spectacular painting.

Sola Deus Gloria!
1500 2000 WIP

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Tail Gunner

Dundee, Scotland

Gorgeous free hand painting. Are you going to do anything special on the drop pods?

Looking forward to seeing the rest, especially the LR!
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Been Around the Block

WOW......those look great. I have all types of difficulty starting off w/ white spray.
Any chance of you sharing how you got your colors?
Keep up the great work.


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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine


Thanks for all the kind words!

I'm incapable of using decals for some strange reason... all my stuff is hand painted.
I'll try and get better shots of the murals on the Rhinos. I'm still learning how to photograph mini's

@StubbyGB - I was thinking about doing a tutorial on the land raider start to finish. The marble would be included in that. But the quick run down is...

Prime white,
Watered down graveyard earth weathering,
Graveyard earth toothbrush splatter,
Devlan mud wash in spots that need to be darker,
Touch up highlights or spots that got too dark with bleached bone and skull white where needed,
Chaos black/codex gray mix for the cracks (look at cracks in side walks or concrete and such for shape)

@Brother Captain Andrecus - Thank you.... but what is NSFW

@Mohaniker - I AM DOING NOTHING ON THE DP'S!! I love how the look and play. I hate drop pods in all other respects! (modeling/painting) If I do murals on them, they'll just get scratched up from the door opening every game.

I should post more pics with better quality Sunday (and start on that land raider b/c I'd take a needle in the eye over painting on those DP's this weekend!!)


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Evasive Eshin Assassin

NSFW = not safe for work.

simply amazing work. i cant beleive that those murals are hand painted, outstanding...
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Slaanesh Chosen Marine Riding a Fiend

Uppsala, Sweden

oh, those handpaintings... You know, I think the world is a better place because you are incapable of using decals. This is amazing.
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Servoarm Flailing Magos


Those look....


I love how they look like they actually have been in service for more than a single battle... Most people paint as if their models came fresh off an assembly line. And your hand-painted designs are just stellar. top rate work! Definitely get those dreds done! They have to look equally freakin awesome for your tourney!

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine


Didn't get any new painting done this weekend had a great 1 on 1 apocalypse game though. (5k a piece)

I figured out the macro button on the camera and bought a lamp and posterboard so hopefully I have some better pictures for all of you.


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Sneaky Sniper Drone

New Zealand

Just have to say, gorgeous renders on the Rhino doors, the overall Renaissance styling is just great. The wash effects you are using to get that marble stone is just as intriguing. Looking forward to the Dreadnaughts and the Land Raider!

~ Tael.
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Never Forget Isstvan!

The Netherlands

Can't wait to see you do a full tutorial on how to paint those marines!

keep up the good work man!

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine


Been a while since I've updated. Between Apocalypse, Commissions, Beer, Work, and Shear Laziness I haven't got a lot painted however I am undefeated in non-flyer, non-titan Apocalypse and I had a reputation to uphold....

So I've started on the Land Raider. This pretty much keeps me excited before I have to deal with the horrid drop pods and mass assembly line troops. I've got everything planned on it for the most part. I still need to find 2 small murals I can put on the top, but they cannot be complicated. I'll do skulls or symbols. Something along those lines anyway.

The prep work involves getting a plan or a basic idea and placement.

First up! Hand draw your mural on the surface. Luckly I prime white so this was relatively easy. I hand drew mine, however if you lack in the artistic area you can print it on paper scaled down to the size you want and place a piece of carbon paper under the picture. Simply trace the design onto the surface. (Your surface pretty much needs to be flat to do this... land raiders would be bad for this!)

For the Marble effect, I take graveyard earth and kinda randomly mix it with water. You'll want to keep it more paint than water... (That is the best description I can give.. Us artist types just kinda stir stuff together and hope for the best. ) Next you take an old toothbrush, a roommates toothbrush or an ex girlfriends toothbrush and wet it slightly and dip it in the paint and run your finger over it so its flicks out. Do this over the sink until you get the desired spatter pattern. Now just flick it all over the model and make a big mess.

Next I mixed graveyard earth with water about 50/50 and did a runny weathering technique from the recesses and overlaps. On the flat parts use the same paint but quickly wipe your thumb over the wet paint and smear it.

I now took devlun mud and washed in the cracks and did more smear and weathering techniques over the previous layer. All these thin transparent layers will be very subtle. Your eye picks up on all the layers and makes a bland tank look much better than a solid color.

Finally I mix skull white and water to a milky consistency and hit all the high points and large flat areas. This mutes all the previous layers while making a new layer in itself. At this point it will look very messy.... because it is! After all the detail and murals are added, which are all darker colors, it averts your eyes away from my horrible sloppyness and creates the desired effect of marble.

And here's all the art that will be adorning my Land Raider. It will all be changed slightly here and there to fit more in with 40k fluff.

That's it for now! Hope you all like it so far!


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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos


Great work, particularly on the ornamentation, and the tutorial information is very helpful. The vehicles in particular are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this.

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Unshakeable Grey Knight Land Raider Pilot


MORE MORE MORE please. For an art guy you are actually kinda easy to understand. Good work, amazing.
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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker


Well, erm what can I say...
Very unique work, stunningly executed..
yeah that should do it

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Lurking Gaunt

Los Angeles, CA

O_o Oh, god of miniatures, hallowed be thy name. Two questions:

1) Are you planning to do anything special for the Tactical Squads? Details on the shoulder armor, etc?

2) If you ever end up with a standard bearer, what piece would you use for all that empty space? Something from the Sistine Chapel again?

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Fixture of Dakka

Sterling, Virginia

Wow. This is just dead on amazing. Thank you very much for posting this, and thank you again for taking the over all realm of mini-painting up a level. My theoretical hat is off to you sir!

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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator

holy gak amazing your tanks really look like they have fought alot of battle's

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Earlobe deep in doo doo

I am reminded of Migsula's comment that miniatures can be art both literally as an expression of art and literally as a canvas for a piece of art amazing stuff. You are so much of a genious I doubt your sanity.

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine


Hey fellas!

@NinjaPenguin : 1) Wasn't planning on any super fanciness on the tac's yet. I need the whole army done in about 2 months. I might come back and add some at a later time though. 2) I mostly play DA's so I have a banner guy now (terminator) I want the banner to be classical art. I haven't put any thought into it yet as our codex is mildly outdated compared to the new dex. So I have plenty of time to think about it. However suggestions are welcome.

@everyone : Thanks for all the kind words!

I'm excited to have mural 1 of 5 done so I thought I would share.
If you have any constructive criticism please throw it my way.



P.S. If anyone would help a new guy out... how do I change the name of the thread to change the date as I up date? I have looked everywhere for it. Thnx.

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Fixture of Dakka

drinking ale on the ground like russ intended

Just edit the main post you can change it there.
We need a jaw drop smiley but this will do.

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Servoarm Flailing Magos


You should definitely post that in the tutorial section... you might just win this month's competition!!! I would vote for you!

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Tunneling Trygon

The base reminds me of John Blanche's style. Definitely looks like you're a painter turned model painter (as Blanche is).

Very unique look. None of the usual conventions of mini painting (i.e. Eavy Metal style).

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