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gobert wrote:You’ve been busy Guardling! A nice blue would be good on the dome, or maybe a yellow?

Thanks, Going for dark blue, but may lighten it as I go along
Captain Brown wrote:Nice idea/job to make the tower plug into the board.

Is that smoke coming out of your tower?

Cheers,

CB

Thanks, yes it is smoke, I have one of those hand portable ones that keep me away from the Lho Sticks...

Anyways, been sick and so not much to say

Got my "judge" done:


For some reason my nuln oil is drying super glossy which is messing with my ability to finish off the 1/4 silo and dome...
Any ideas to fix or just buy a new pot?

Also been picking at some other terrain:

Quick and dirty bit of plasticard to cover the hole, then to figure out how to make it into a storeroom

I wanted something to help blend/hold the silo in place and settled on zone SecMech platform offcuts that I had.
They line up with the platforms on top of a ZM wall, eventually I plan on adding some ladders and some LoS blocking stuff beneath the platform, not sure yet
   
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Northumberland

Nice work on the terrain, love the colour of your Tau. Most of all though, love the feathered hats on your Kroot. Very fancy!

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My Adeptus Mechanicus Painting Log:
# The Explorator Fleet of Labrunnia IX #

 
   
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 Olthannon wrote:
Nice work on the terrain, love the colour of your Tau. Most of all though, love the feathered hats on your Kroot. Very fancy!

Thanks I believe the hats were from the two piece empire spearmen and maybe some from the empire militia kit as well

Anyways gotta remember to actually post some photos now and then...
First up got my base colours on my 1/4 silo and dome:




Just need some washes now but I'm holding out for an experiment with my nuln oil and some spray varnish to see if it kills the gloss problem I've been having.
The dome will get some railings at some point.
Got some paint on my full silo to get so I don't have any bits I can't get to when/if I add more stuff.

Also did a little bit on my diagonal pipe, turns out measurements were a little off so I used a scrap of pipe I had to pad it out:

Also put some paint on the sump boards I'd made up.
I tried using some watered down no more nails to seal it but it didn't work that great:

I've put some of that sand paint on the sump liquid that I'll later paint as floating rust for interest.

Also got a supply Drop of Bolters originally for my enforcers, but they seem a little to big:

Digging around my bits box I found some Deathwatch Bolters so might use those instead
I may use these heresy era Bolters and the arms that came with to update my not so secret "Ultramarines" kill team...


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Trying out some purple on this lady...

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Good progress Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

   
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Merry Christmas!

I wonder who he's giving this gift too?

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in March: 23
2022 total: 69 
   
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Feeling a bit bluegh need to get out of my slump.
Here's a space marine
I got the idea after I saw the loader whilst looking at heavy bolters.
The space marine is Brother Pende, the loader I'm provisionally calling Negruj


   
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Northumberland

That's a really sweet colour scheme on the marine.

What model is the loader? The blue uniform is a great look.

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# The Explorator Fleet of Labrunnia IX #

 
   
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He's a Praetorian heavy bolter crewman.

They're basically Mordian Iron guard with pith helmets, usually painted up like Victorian era British soldiers

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in March: 23
2022 total: 69 
   
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That’s a cool idea Guardling. I like the cross hatch highlighting that you’ve done too, it’s funky

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Thanks Gobert, the hatching came about as the heavy bolter looked super plain without it...

Anyways got some Mantic pipes and conveyors for Christmas... The plastic was much nicer than the other Mantic bits I got so spent some time smooshing some bits together:
.

I was thinking about doing a retrospective look at the stuff I've been doing the last year but never got the time or energy to do.
I am however getting ready to plan my plans for the new year, just picked up some paints and primer I think I may need.
Had a slight distraction on seeing the new outcast gang, but now I have the sprues in hand I'm sorely disappointed.

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in March: 23
2022 total: 69 
   
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That marine/loader team is looking great, but what we really need is more pics of the judge! Color scheme is looking great and works really well on him.
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
That marine/loader team is looking great, but what we really need is more pics of the judge! Color scheme is looking great and works really well on him.

Thanks, here's a slightly better pic:


Also been working on some more of my "Ultramarines" Kill team at about the same time as Brother Pende, I was just more interested in him so he got the spotlight.

They still need their white markings and maybe some cross hatching as well

My main focus of the first day of the year was to dig through all (or so I thought) of my notes to see if I can find anything on the fluff for my Tau army.
Not much was found except a few ancient sketches that I've decided to share.
Spoiler:





I did however find out the name of my Tau force's primary planet:
An'Saun'Kio'Era
I think it has something to do with exploding plants.
No idea what the Imperial name for it is, but probably something thing fire related.
Now a new memory has been unlocked, I recall that one of the dominant plants produces and stores a gas that can easily be refined into fuel grade Prometheum.
I had models for them that I'll have to recreate...
The Imperial presence on the planet was primarily scientific in nature in figuring out how to get the stuff to grow on other planet.

First minis of the year are some Tau:


From left to right, original colour scheme, current colour scheme, and my attempt to replicate it. In the back are the paints I used, for posterity, or the next time I forget how I did it...

And also because I call this a Necromunda blog:


The left girl has been on my painting queue for a while, I "finished" her sister a while ago but decided to make some little changes, like darkening the head dress bling and painting the lion cloth yellow to both contrast the white leggings and to tie back to my other Eschers.
The white and yellow were shaded with Agrax, and I'm pretty chuffed with how the covered face came out...
   
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Nice work on the Judge and the Death Maidens. The sketches are a lot of fun, too.
   
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Great update Guardling! The tau sketches are really cool, as is the idea of exploding plants. Good luck replicating the latest colour scheme.

The death maidens came out well. How populated are all of your gangs now?

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youwashock wrote:Nice work on the Judge and the Death Maidens. The sketches are a lot of fun, too.

Thanks, gotta get back into the drawing, im pretty rusty

gobert wrote:Great update Guardling! The tau sketches are really cool, as is the idea of exploding plants. Good luck replicating the latest colour scheme.

The death maidens came out well. How populated are all of your gangs now?

Thanks Gobert, the Eschers are the biggest gang at 19 models (including their Ambot and kitties). Goliath have the basic 10, an Ambot and then five more gangers in the paint queue. Orlock and Van Saar have another ten each and then the lone ranger Palanite for a total of 56 Models.
Unless you count my N8th as House Spider who have 20-30 (edit: 37) lads and lasses and a dog

So anyways been promising myself I'd make a plan and to do that I've been cataloging my minis:

Paint Queue:
Spoiler:
Goliath Stimmer 0/1
Goliath Forgeborn 0/4
Rouge Trader Cohort 0/2
Chaos Cultists 0/14
BSF Traitor Guard 0/10
BSF Servant of the Abyss 0/8
BSF Negavolt Cultists 0/4
BSF Beastmen 1/4
BSF Ur-Ghuls 0/4
BSF Chaos Marines 0/3
Regular Chaos Marines 0/9
Spacehulk Terminators 1/12
Spacehulk Genestealers 0/22

Imperium Magazine:
Necrons:
Spoiler:
Royal Warden 1/1
Necron Warriors 2/13
Skorpekh destroyers 0/3
Plasmacyte 0/1
Necron Overlord 0/1
Scarabs 1/4
Flayed Ones 0/5
Technomancer 0/1

Primaris Marines:
Spoiler:
Lieutenant 0/1
Assualt Intercessors 0/11
Captain 0/1
Aggressors 0/3
Librarian in Phobos Armour 0/1
Inceptor 0/1*
Reivers 0/3*
*From My bits box

Necromunda:
Spoiler:
Delaque Gang 0/10
Palanite Enforcers 1/10
Palanite Subjugators 0/6
Underhive Outcasts 0/12
Floor Tiles 2/14

Tau
Spoiler:
Kroot 3/38
Kroot Hound 0/2
Krotox 0/1
Kroot Shaper 0/1

Devilfish 0/3
Hammerhead/Skyray 0/2
Pirannah 1/1

Drones
Gun Drones 1/25
Shield Drones 2/6
Sniper drones & Controller 4/4
Recon 1/2
SMS (Hammerhead) 4/4
Missile Pod 0/2
Missile Pod Turret 0/2
Markerlight 1/2
Pulse Accelerator 1/2
Grav Inhibitor 1/2

Crisis Suits 5/11
Broadside 1/1
XV15 Stealth suits 2/6
XV25 Stealth Suits 1/6

Fireblade 1/1
Fire warriors:
Pulse Rifles 4/36
Pulse Carbines 0/6
Pulse Blasters 0/6
"Disarmed" 0/12

Path finders
Pulse Carbines 0/12
Ion Rifles 0/4
Rail Rifles 0/4
Metal 6/6

Etherals 2/2


Also have some boxes with Orks, Eldar, LoTR, Advanced Heroquest and lots of old metal minis, including the dreaded Chaos Toilet.

Err... It's a lot...
So my New Year Resolution PLAN:
1: Try and finish at least one whole unit a month, whole gangs count, addons don't. I don't have to start the same month as I finish, or I'll have a fail snowball.
2: Probably going to have to change the name of my blog as I will be more than likely diversifing
3: Think about trying one of them Hobby Bingo Cards,looks like a good way to look for more
4: Paint some of the Imperium Magazine models, the whole point of them was to give me time to do little and often not hoard them like I did
5: Post more on Dakka. I get anxiety, so I like lurking, but I can probably contribute more, especially to other people needing that little pat on the back that keeps them in the hobby.
6: Dig a model out of my ancient pile every now and then and paint it.
7: The one that hurts me the most... Sell some stuff, I haven't touched an Ork in nearly ten years, I've moved three times since I've last looked at the Eldar box...
8: Maybe think about modernising my Tau, with new codex coming out soon, now seems like a good time, I have a severe lack of big stompy or flying things...
9: Photograph, Strip and repaint my Vampire Count, the first mini I ever bought, maybe 25 years ago, back when characters came with mounted and dismounted versions...

To start off going for an easy one, an eBay rescue, stuff in the freezer for smashing up:

Who ever assembled this unit needs to be shot shown the light of the Greater Good.
The poses are very drunk and one has his pants on backwards... But I can't complain that much, mine were much the same when I first got them...
Taking them apart has been interesting as they are the only "Modern" crisis suits I have, much nicer than what I had to work with back in my day

Slapped some base layers on the Krootox and hounds hoping for an easy Unit win for January...

...Before remembering that both Krootox and Kroot hounds are addons for a unit and by my own rules don't count

Also some base layers on two Goliath Forgeborn:

I had the other two ready to paint, but they fell off thier temporary bases, these guys were premtively pinned.

First Unit of the year, is probably going to be Kroot, they're easy to do (so far, theres some conversions) which should give me some breathing room.
But I want to do Palanites...
We shall see...
Till the next time!

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Some interesting stuff to expect in 2022, excited to see your plan develop! And selling stuff is hard, but was something that helped me get the head clearer. It's so easy to amass plastic and lead, but realizing how long it would take to actually paint it... On the other hand, there sometimes comes the feeling of "Hey now I could paint this... oh no, I sold this" It's not an easy decision.
   
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Sounds like the gangs are developing nicely! Your plan is a good one, certainly I should follow a similar one. I’m not one for selling; a big part of me carrying on with this stint of hobbying has been the variety that my hoard gives me… but most of my recent stuff has been purchases… so I’m not doing so well on that front! The tau suits look like they’ll be a fun rescue, with any luck they’ll come apart easily for you

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Viterbi wrote:Some interesting stuff to expect in 2022, excited to see your plan develop! And selling stuff is hard, but was something that helped me get the head clearer. It's so easy to amass plastic and lead, but realizing how long it would take to actually paint it... On the other hand, there sometimes comes the feeling of "Hey now I could paint this... oh no, I sold this" It's not an easy decision.

Thanks, I'm hoping I can stick to the plan.
My problem with my hoard is that I have a very small hobby space, it's about 1.5x1.5m and is shared with my other expensive hobby. I did manage to bring myself to chuck a load of junk that I had collected to start off the new year.

gobert wrote:Sounds like the gangs are developing nicely! Your plan is a good one, certainly I should follow a similar one. I’m not one for selling; a big part of me carrying on with this stint of hobbying has been the variety that my hoard gives me… but most of my recent stuff has been purchases… so I’m not doing so well on that front! The tau suits look like they’ll be a fun rescue, with any luck they’ll come apart easily for you

Thanks! As for the Tau suits, spoiler alert: They didn't.

Finished up my Krootox and hounds:


I used Dawnstone as a base for the Krootox skin, and then Agrax. When it came to highlighting it back up, I used Dawnstone mixed with Agrax (which handily watered it down) and then regular Dawnstone.
With both the Krootox and the hounds I tried to highlight the colour back up with stripes, which you can sort of see best on the hounds ribs.
They're a bit more defined in real life, but my phone is my only working camera right now...

Also a new Tau Fluff memory has been unlocked:
While moving my Kroot to a smaller easier box I noticed that quite a few of them had different coloured guns...
Most had brass and brown wood and some had gunmetal and grey(ish) wood...
Pretty sure the background was that the brown wood guns where brought to the planet, where as the grey wood guns were made locally.
I think this was due to me noticing none of my plants or trees were brown, yet Kroot guns are made with wood and so any new Kroot I painted would now get a grey gun.
   
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Northumberland

Nice work with the Kroot, the warpaint is a nice contrast.

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 Olthannon wrote:
Nice work with the Kroot, the warpaint is a nice contrast.

Thanks, needed a way to tie them back to the Tau,

Had an idea, spent way to long painting it:




Howling Griffons seemed like a good paint scheme to go with for the Imperium magazine Primaris Marines.
I half wanted to do Void Sons as they don't have much background, but now I have an excuse to buy some gryph-hounds...
Not super happy with the robe I think I put to many highlights on it... Might simplify it later on, which could give me some room for some freehand...
   
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Librarian turned out very cool. That coat is awesome. Krootox looking very good, too.
   
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Terra

Kudos to anyone that paints the Howling Griffons.... That's an awesome Librarian

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Haven't done one of these in a while:

Adeptus Mechanicus survey team and work party secure a possibly working void shield generator in the depths of the Underhive...

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in March: 23
2022 total: 69 
   
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Oooh! Howling Griffons will be a great use of your Imperium Marines and you’ve certainly got them off to a cracking start.

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That librarian paint scheme is very striking. You painted the cloth very convincingly, especially the top part.

This thread also makes me want to do something with genestealer cultists. I reckon they'd make good ruffians for Stargrave
   
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youwashock wrote:Librarian turned out very cool. That coat is awesome. Krootox looking very good, too.

Capt. wrote:Kudos to anyone that paints the Howling Griffons.... That's an awesome Librarian

gobert wrote:Oooh! Howling Griffons will be a great use of your Imperium Marines and you’ve certainly got them off to a cracking start.

Thanks all, I had the idea that the robe could be fancy instead of the camouflage it's supposed to have and then did not look to see if anyone had already had the idea.
Not sure if I'll carry it on to any future Eliminators(?) though
DoctorDanny wrote:That librarian paint scheme is very striking. You painted the cloth very convincingly, especially the top part.

This thread also makes me want to do something with genestealer cultists. I reckon they'd make good ruffians for Stargrave

All my GSC stuff has been converted back to civilian use, as that's where it should be, in the hands of good, Emperor fearing, citizens.
There's also the Underhive Outcasts Gang that would fit the ruffian bill well, but you're probably gonna get better poses and equipment off the GSCs

Anyhow onto what I've been up to...
Tau!
I got up the gumption to go and blitz through a squad of Fire Warriors:

And then I realised that they need basing, so I got a nice reminder on why I really really like the the Zone Mortalis bases.
Okay back to paint--
Uh-oh, their shoulder pads are damaged, sprue slurry to gap fill, back to painting...
Oop... They need their head antenna...
They've all mysteriously disappeared, no problems, I can make some:

This small detail work is uncomfortable...

At last good enough, hand sore, but now I can paint...

...Some base colours, my wrist is killing me...
Need a hobby time-out for a few days...


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But then, I hear it...
Guardling...
In the back of my head...
You know what you need to do...
It won't leave me alone...
You know, Guardling, you know...
Constantly there!
You need to do it...
Constantly whispering!
...You need to make a train...

Choo Choo...

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I feel you on the pre made bases! The tau are making a good start. Hopefully the train eases your pain

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Northumberland

Love the little admech diorama, very cool. The inside of the robes is such a nice contrast.

Good luck with the train!

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Quick update on the train:

Got a gap to fill in the side, but I've got an idea...

...
It's meant to be small BTW, seeing as it mainly for pulling those armoured Chacons around...

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 Guardling wrote:

But then, I hear it...
Guardling...
In the back of my head...
You know what you need to do...
It won't leave me alone...
You know, Guardling, you know...
Constantly there!
You need to do it...
Constantly whispering!


The first stage in the madness that comes from using the one power, is the voices in your head. Care full Guardling.

Then again, you pretty much convert every piece of GW terrain you acquire.

Cheers,

CB
   
 
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