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Really like how your advent calendar is shaping up. Nice to see some of your older models, especially the old marine and the falcon. I went through a phase of black wash everything on my entire Tyranid army, but with very little finesse about it, they don't look the best now.

Your boy's Salamander looks good and he should be rightly proud, it's a very dynamic model.

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He’s actually made more progress on his entry this month than I have. I put a coat of blue down, and he’s almost done with basecoats. I’ve got a half day tomorrow and a quiet weekend, hoping for some good progress.

Anyway, on to Day 6

Spoiler:


When the march to a full company started, it needed a captain. I honestly forget who I used for a HQ before I got him, probably the Lt. Commander or Chaplain. I picked up the command squad box (which was full of awesome) sometime early 3rd, painted him up, and he took the job. At the time, SB/PS was a great combo. With the rapid fire rules being a lot harsher then they are now, assault 2 was significant. Power swords ignored all armor. Now, IIRC 3rd was a much better time to be fielding chaplains, but as a captain he was pretty good. Something that would not be the case until recently with 8th. After years of languishing SBs got a boost and a price cut, power swords as well. He works great as a low cost buff bot supporting a gunline
You may note the backpack. He’s got a spare from the old Calgar. The banner was too tall for the one I was using for him, so I cut it off and re-glued it. It’s since snapped off and I never bothered to repair it. Banners are such a pain.

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Started gilding Guiliman. Man he’s got a lot of bling. Finished his legs. Also put some black on the bolter for its basecoat. Put a few more layers on the TLHB that’s on the bench. Just the green for the lenses, then it’s drybrush time and the cleanup/wash stages

Day 7
Spoiler:



I’ve got some old IG on the shelf. a box of RT plastics, a metal squad, and some command elements. Probably not enough to field as an actual army, loyal 32 might be stretching it. Things like shoulder carried lascannons make it hard to judge. I know I had 2 tac, 1 assault, 1 support, and 1 command squad. Not sure how many ordinary Joe’s with lasguns in that.
Anyway, this guy might have been picked up purely for a painting project. I pretty sure I picked him up after I has resigned myself to not being able to field guard on the battlefield. But he was just so cool looking! He’s saturated in the 80’s action hero motif of the catchecans. Just oozing character. And I think he was one of my better paintjobs at the time, and still holds up pretty good. The grey camo fatigues are from the Necromundian 8th. More detail than the line troops, which were blob camo (and poorly done at that), this was multicolor tiger stripe. I’m not sure if he came before or after my scouts which also use the same style, probably around the same time. The mirrorshades might be another example of me dipping into my old gloss enamels for an accent color. You can tell I tried a brown wash to try to add some depth to the skin. This was a new technique at the time for me. Most of my old skins were just flat flesh-tones.
For early me, this guy pushed a lot of boundaries in painting, and turned out pretty good. For years when I looked at my collections and picked out my favorite work, he made the cut. I’ve built up large quantity of work at a higher quality these days, but he remains one of the early pieces that I am proud of how it all came together.

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Another classic. I still have this model hanging around somewhere, too. Never played IG, but he is too cool to get rid of.
   
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This month is zipping by. No surprise there, the holidays are like that. Need to pick up the pace, not just in painting, but holiday baking and shopping.

Day 8
Spoiler:


(someone needs to dust more)
People talk about tactical marines, and how they are not worth fielding, and all the other options. But it doesn’t feel like a marine list unless you’ve got some battle-brothers standing shoulder to shoulder, tapping out a nice bolter drill. Especially Ultramarines, where the humble tactical squad should be the backbone of the army. So I field them. In almost every list. And have done so for the last ~25 years. And when it comes time to pull a tac squad from the shelf and put it on the table, the honor of leading it goes to this guy. Sargent of the 3rd company’s 1st squad. This guy has been fighting for the Emperor longer than some you you have been alive. He has seen the tables at 7 different FLGS, plus basements, apartments, and homes beyond count. He and his squad have slain more foes than you’ve had hot breakfasts. And he doesn’t need any FOTM wargear or special rules. He’s got a bolter and a pair of binoculars he liberated from the RT orc sprue. His squad has a missile launcher and a flamer, a classic loadout from a more civilized time. He does not fear being replaced with primaris; he knows no fear! He has loyalty served since the dawn of time, and will continue to do so until every foul xenos, heretic, and traitor that taints this galaxy has been purged.

But eventually he would like to be promoted to veteran sergeant, and get the cross hatches on his helmet stipe.

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OK, yesterday’s progress was mostly in cookies (2 batches done, 3 ready to bake as needed. Plus scones). But I did get some work in at the bench

Soooo much fiddly little details, but the gold is down. Real sloppy in places, will trim it back into place with the second blue coat; which will be a massive pain. TLHB just needs the wash at this point, and I need to polish off the last steps in the DW. Hopefully today.

Day 9
Spoiler:


Mounted wights used to be really good. T4, 3W, and they weren’t separate unit, just an upgrade to normal foot wights, So they ended up costing peanuts (a 2 point upgrade, rather then a 2x cost) Now, if they ever failed a break test the whole unit crumbled. But stick a vampire lord with a crown of command (Ld10, break tests were unmodified) and they were not going anywhere fast. Undead deathstar. The heroes in the front would turn anything they touched into a gore-smoothy, while the wights provided banner/rank bonuses, kept the guys up front from being targeted, and could occasionally put some wounds down.
This guy was from my centaur phase, and probably the best example. I had some light centaur cavalry for my undead, and some heavy chaos knights as well. He was a wight lord to lead the undead half. Simple head/torso swap with an armored skeleton and the mounted vampire’s steed. Simple, except we’re talking about metal here, so there was no such thing as a simple conversion. Every time the snips and files came out, you hoped you didn’t mangle things beyond repair. One of my earliest major conversions, and still very proud of the way he came out.

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Great advent mini. Awesome history and a wonderful reminder of how things used to be. LOVE converting metal.
   
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Can’t say I miss working with metal. I love old metal scuplts, but it was a pain to deal with. Better than resin, worse than plastic overall.

Some progress:


Not that it shows a lot from the pic, but the DW have their second black down and I just washed the silver. Greylines and touchups left for them. Guiliman got his purity seals down. I know, not much progress on him.

I finished off the TLHB, and get to check of one of my goals: Paint 12 bits.


We’ll see if I can get more done tonight. My normal every-other Sunday game might be getting scrubbed. Which would give me more time for another coat or two.

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Day 10
Spoiler:


Chaplains. The red-headed stepchild of the HQs. But they were not always that way. This guy ruled the roost back in 3rd. His gear was built into his price, which was low, and the game was more CC friendly. Captains returned to prominence in 4th, Librarians from 5-7, and now back to captains in 8th. Now me being me, I’ve fielded him throughout, but only a pale shadow of his glories of 3rd.
I love this guy. He’s angry, he’s aggressive, and he hates you so much he gains special rules for him and everyone nearby. Along with dreadnoughts, chaplains really get the spirit of 40k across. With very few exceptions, chaplains are some of the best models in the marine range, and have been from the start. He’s magnetized, so I can swap out the JP/BP for a regular backpack and combi-flamer to field him as Cassius. Ironic, since the original 3rd edition Cassius was based on this model.

I’ve got multiple chaplains on the shelf, but this is The Chaplain. When you see me posting in Chaos blogs, or painting Eldar, it’s His angry gaze and disapproving scowl that follows me.

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Think it's really cool that you've painted up your bits, it's something I never do because I haven't magnetised but it's a great idea going forward.

Love the theme of Chaplains, they're pretty much all cool models and I picked up the terminator chaplain ages ago but I don't know when I'll actually get round to painting him.

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I feel you Nev, I still have quite a love affair with chaplains, and I'm in the process of collecting every named one for my own amusement. I too keep my foot Chaplain and Cassius around because I love them


 
   
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Funnily enough, I actually have that Chaplain model, which I bought for my Dark Angels Battle Company (which I never actually got to field ). It's really cool, and is one example of why I love the older metal sculpts. They were just so characterful!

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Great idea for an advent calendar, it has been fun following it! I like seeing old models and hearing their stories.

 Nevelon wrote:


When the march to a full company started, it needed a captain. I honestly forget who I used for a HQ before I got him, probably the Lt. Commander or Chaplain. I picked up the command squad box (which was full of awesome) sometime early 3rd, painted him up, and he took the job. At the time, SB/PS was a great combo. With the rapid fire rules being a lot harsher then they are now, assault 2 was significant. Power swords ignored all armor. Now, IIRC 3rd was a much better time to be fielding chaplains, but as a captain he was pretty good. Something that would not be the case until recently with 8th. After years of languishing SBs got a boost and a price cut, power swords as well. He works great as a low cost buff bot supporting a gunline
You may note the backpack. He’s got a spare from the old Calgar. The banner was too tall for the one I was using for him, so I cut it off and re-glued it. It’s since snapped off and I never bothered to repair it. Banners are such a pain.

I love this model, and the awesome squad box he came with! A shameless plug for my plog here, I'm trying to recreate the captain and some other characters from that box with modern plastic bits.

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Upstate, New York

Tyranid Horde wrote:Think it's really cool that you've painted up your bits, it's something I never do because I haven't magnetised but it's a great idea going forward.

Love the theme of Chaplains, they're pretty much all cool models and I picked up the terminator chaplain ages ago but I don't know when I'll actually get round to painting him.

I’m slowly working my way through the spare bits. Although I need to make more. It’s nice to have stuff when, for example, the new edition makes things like stombolters and power swords viable for sergeants.
AUGmaniac wrote:I feel you Nev, I still have quite a love affair with chaplains, and I'm in the process of collecting every named one for my own amusement. I too keep my foot Chaplain and Cassius around because I love them

Every chaplain? That’s a lot of rage and anger there. Good luck with that!
ZergSmasher wrote:Funnily enough, I actually have that Chaplain model, which I bought for my Dark Angels Battle Company (which I never actually got to field ). It's really cool, and is one example of why I love the older metal sculpts. They were just so characterful!

One thing about the old metals is that it’s possible to get a lot more flow and coherency out of the pose/sculpt then you can with multipart models.
mcmattila wrote:Great idea for an advent calendar, it has been fun following it! I like seeing old models and hearing their stories.
I love this model, and the awesome squad box he came with! A shameless plug for my plog here, I'm trying to recreate the captain and some other characters from that box with modern plastic bits.

And just to prove my last sentence wrong, is someone getting the same poses with mulipart plastics! Nice work on those guys, you can really tell their roots. Spoiler alert: Unless I change my mind last minute, at least one more marine from that box will show up this month. It was pretty much full of concentrated awesome.

Day 11 already? It’s like day 10, but one louder. Or a lot quieter as the case may be.
Spoiler:


These guys are part of my scout exchange program. They are lurking around the polar fortress of Macragge, keeping an eye on the Ultras, while their counterparts in the 10th company are defiling a verdant maiden world with their presence. The root cause of this is the fact that my scouts were originally painted in forest camo green before I had even though about basing. The reason for this is so I could use them in both my BA and Ultra armies. This was back in 2nd, where I hadn’t quite given up on the BA side yet. By the time I got to painting these guys (which was fairly recently) the base schemes for my armies were set. Rather than paint the rangers in green to match their army, I thought it would be fun to try my hand at arctic camo.
One thing about camouflage: when it works, it’s boring. That’s it’s job. Turning things into lumpy shapeless blobs your eye just glazes across. My philosophy is to paint camo like Hollywood makes movies based on real life events. You can tell what it’s supposed to be, but there are more car chases and explosions. That’s why I keep some bright accent colors and shiny buttons. Another thing to consider is army coherency. These guys might be in a different scheme then my normal Eldar paintjob, but many elements tie them together. The red ribbons can be found on everyone, from guardians to aspect warriors. All lenses are that green, all tubes that blue, all guns that silver. So while the core colors are opposite from normal, all the details mesh.
These guys were the nail that made me swear off finecast. Cleanup wasn’t terrible (that was the fire dragons) but it’s the bendy, wobbly nature. If they only lived on a climate controlled shelf, things might be fine. But in a case on a warm day put enough stress on the guns to bend them. One I snapped trying to fix and had to pin. I love these sculpts, would gladly use another squad for my army. but will never buy them until they get replaced with plastic. The same could be said for large chunks of the Eldar range.

I find it a little amusing that I think of anything I’ve done while I was blogging “recent”. But that encompasses over 5 years and 4 editions. OK, it was only the very tail end of 5th, but that still counts.

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Day 12
Spoiler:


That bit where I said I was going to use this to showcase older stuff that didn’t get as much time in the sun? Not so much today. It’s Cpt. Fabian 3rd co., my modern magnetized foot captain, with the Teeth of Terra. You've seen him every time I post for the last couple years. One of my favorite models I’ve built and painted.
Two thing dropped at the same time to make him happen. A new assault marine box, and the UM accessory sprue. I know I jumped the gun when I built him. Those boxes came out before the full codex. I assumed that with AM being able to take eviserators, they would be added to the armory and captains could grab them. It’s not like that would be broken, they were basically two handed chainfists. But I had a vision of this guy running around, carving up tanks. Sadly, that was not to be. But we do get a relic chainsword, so all was not lost. He just carves up troops instead. ToT has always been a decent budget relic. Nice enough to get the job done, won’t break the bank.
I don’t have a chance to do it often, but the running legs from assault marines make for very dynamic characters. Shame they all get used for actual jump troops. But I love the sense of motion and purpose he has. While I use a lot of bare heads for leader types, I prefer helmets. Not just because they are easy to paint. With this one here I get a feel of focus, determination, and professionalism that a screaming head would not convey. He’s got a job, he knows what needs to be done, and is going to make it happen.
If you play Ultramarines, and don’t have the sprue with all the awesome bits, you are doing your army a disservice. So many cool bits there. Not as impressed with the Primaris version
This guy actually sees a lot of time on the table. Either The Boy or I choosing him to lead our army. He sometimes gets different gear, but the ToT is a solid staple, and has laid low many an enemy. I think it’s a toss up between him and my jump captain about who sees more battlefields these days.

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That captain is a great mini. He deserves your fondness.
   
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That assault marine kit is great for the poses you get in them, purely for the legs, adds so much to the model.

Great looking captain!

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I really like those scouts. Before I even read your blurb I thought to myself, "love how they blend in, but lots of accent and spot colurs also make them pop out. Best of both worlds."

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Thanks guys.

Day 13
Spoiler:



So I don’t talk about my old chaos army a lot. They were my second WHFB army. It seemed like their rules and army structure was always getting shifted around. Some of that was edition changes, others were the retinue army book. Building an army was step one: take a HQ type, step two: take an equal (or more) amount of troops. Fluffy and fun, but made for weak lists that were hard to build. But in an edition often called “Herohammer” chaos was a solid choice. I mostly played Slaanesh. The whole “immune to psychology” thing at the time. There was a trend of my armies. I wanted my army to do what I told them to do. Sure, Khorn might be choppier, Nurgle tougher, and Tzeench nastier with the zapping. But I never have my Lord kited around the table by little sticks of chaff. Fun story there. Big 3x3 player game (Masters of Evil 2) the other guy has a super tricked out Khorne chaos lord in a chariot pulled by bloodcrushers. This is an immune to magic, first striking, frenzied blender, probably half his army points. I (with my undead army) summon a little stick of skeletons within his charge range and arc, but off to the side a bit. Frenzy boy must charge the closest target. Bone bits everywhere, he gets a VP for killing them. Repeat 2-3 times, until he’s sitting nose in the corner, totally out of the fight. Meanwhile, we are tabeling him and his allies. Anyway, back the the trend of me picking armies that don’t play with the psych rules. Undead, and slannesh at the time. But for similar reasons, Ultras. Back in 3rd, BA were basically marines +1, but you had to roll for every unit every turn to see if the moved towards the enemy. And might randomly loose guys to the death company at the start of the game. Random crap that was your army doing things you didn’t want. I wanted to win or loose based on me and my skills. I tried to eliminate as many variables as I could. I like our fickle little 6-sided friends, but try to mitigate their moody nature when I can.

This guy represents my rank and file of those days. Nothing spectacular. I think he’s the spare guy from the chariot kit with an arm swap for a sword. I just really like the pose he ended up with. He’s seen a lot of time on the D&D battlemat, either as a PC fighter type, or a mook. My chaos army is solidly in the middle of my blackwash everything phase. And I’m not talking about the modern, flow nice ones. These were more inks/glazes. Paint scheme is fairly simple. Boltgun metal, blue wash on some of the flat plates for accent (same wash as used on my Ultras), pick out a few details, blackwash.

Chaos almost came back from the dead to become my primary fantasy army. When I got the 8th ed WHFB book as a gift one year, I looked into what it would take to get my old armies up to snuff. Chaos seemed the more solid choice. I even got the army book. Never played that edition. But when AoS dropped, it seemed like everyone was playing chaos, so I gravitated back to Death. Don’t regret that choice, but it does mean my forces of chaos are collecting a lot of dust these days.

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 Nevelon wrote:
Day 10
Spoiler:


Chaplains. The red-headed stepchild of the HQs. But they were not always that way. This guy ruled the roost back in 3rd. His gear was built into his price, which was low, and the game was more CC friendly. Captains returned to prominence in 4th, Librarians from 5-7, and now back to captains in 8th. Now me being me, I’ve fielded him throughout, but only a pale shadow of his glories of 3rd.
I love this guy. He’s angry, he’s aggressive, and he hates you so much he gains special rules for him and everyone nearby. Along with dreadnoughts, chaplains really get the spirit of 40k across. With very few exceptions, chaplains are some of the best models in the marine range, and have been from the start. He’s magnetized, so I can swap out the JP/BP for a regular backpack and combi-flamer to field him as Cassius. Ironic, since the original 3rd edition Cassius was based on this model.

I’ve got multiple chaplains on the shelf, but this is The Chaplain. When you see me posting in Chaos blogs, or painting Eldar, it’s His angry gaze and disapproving scowl that follows me.


I loved Chaplains in 3rd Edition. For 10pts one and less Ld (I think) less than a basic, no equipment Captain you got a Chaplain with a power weapon and a 4+ save. It was an easy way to get a cheap and effective HQ. Especially in a Blood Angels army when more Chaplains = more Death Company.

 
   
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 Dreadclaw69 wrote:

I loved Chaplains in 3rd Edition. For 10pts one and less Ld (I think) less than a basic, no equipment Captain you got a Chaplain with a power weapon and a 4+ save. It was an easy way to get a cheap and effective HQ. Especially in a Blood Angels army when more Chaplains = more Death Company.


3rd left a solid impression on me. I played RT more like a RPG, and only caught the fringes of 2nd. But I played 3rd like nobody’s business. And it’s left a mark on how I think about the game. Chaplains being awesome is part of that. For most people these days, chaplains have always been that crappy HQ that’s in the codex that nobody uses. They don’t remember the glory...

Day 14
Spoiler:


We Ride for Macragge!
(alt pic)
It's my bike captain. One of the first things I did after selling my MtG cards at the start of this blog was to expand the bike element of my army. I’m neutral on them from the fluff. I prefer my marines in rhinos/pod, but every army needs a fast attack element, and bikes do that well. But mechanically, they were the hotness for a number of editions. There is a period of this blog I think of as “I can’t believe it’s not White Scars” due to me churning through all of them. (There is also a JP phase). Glad that’s over. Not that I disliked them, but the bikes are an old kit, and take just long enough to paint to get tedious. So it dragged slogging though them all.
He was born with the 6th edition drop of the new vet kits. I think the helmet is from the VV box, with the crest from the SG. Which frankly, makes him as a model. In my mental fluff, he fought alongside the White Scars for a campaign, and as a sign of brotherhood, he and the WS captain exchanged helmets at the end. The alt picture shows is so much better, but I’m really thrilled how that red tribal mark came out. All freehand with a fuzzy stick, yet straight and crisp.
The old RW battleforce was great for adding bikes to an army. And I still get occasional use out of the accessory sprues that came with it.


In painting news I made some slow progress on Guiliman. Put down the browns and reds for the purity seals, and a coat of white on the wires so the orange/yellow will show better. I also did the grey edges and assembly for the Coms guy, so he’s in the baseing phase now. Working a half day, and don’t pick up The Boy until 4, so will get some more work and hopefully some pics this afternoon.

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 youwashock wrote:
Power fist and a motorcycle. Awesome.


For punches on the go! He’s still one one hand on the wheel, it’a all good.

Some progress pics, as promised:

Deathwatch intercessors almost done. Once the glue dries on the blackshield, he’ll get the black rim done on his base, then all 3 will get flocked. And that will wrap up the 5 intercessors from that KT.

Big G.

Just feels so sloppy. Really not enjoying painting him. So much overwrought detail. It’s kinda funny; The Boy has been encouraging me to paint him, and I was putting it off. But once I’m done, I’m going to have to field him. And then unseemly things are going to happen on the battlefield. He might regret prodding me to get him painted.

I should be mostly done with my holiday wrapping. Just waiting for one more thing in the mail. And almost done with the baking, just need to bake off and frost one batch of cookies, and make a holiday bread. So in theory I should be able to spend more time at the paintbench. in theory.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekends. Remember; time is running out!

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Glad to see you chugging along with Bobby G and the DW. Is there any way to repost your cookie recipes again? I need some for a party at my FLGS
Thanks!


 
   
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 AUGmaniac wrote:
Glad to see you chugging along with Bobby G and the DW. Is there any way to repost your cookie recipes again? I need some for a party at my FLGS
Thanks!


The old ones I posted back in 2014:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/390/528437.page#7438679

The only new one I made this year was bourbon balls, but replaced the booze with Fireball, as that’s what the kids are drinking these days (at least the ones I work with)
Spoiler:

1 cup crushed Vanilla Wafers
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts)
2 T. cocoa
2 T. corn syrup
1/4 cup bourbon.

Combine dry, add wet, roll into balls, then roll in sugar/chopped nuts/sprinkles. Will be sticky when rolling, refrigerate/keep sealed.

This is a photocopied card. Every time I made them they were almost too sticky to work with, so I added more dry ingredients to compensate. I wonder if it’s supposed to be teaspoons rather than tablespoons. Recipe is definitely a capital “T” though.

Also good with rum. I used Kraken black spiced rum last year


Day 15? Month is half over. I need to pick up the pace.
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I was going to just post the new WL, but thought I’s use the buddy pick for a little nostalgia.
It will also give me a chance to talk about materials. The old guy languished in a box for decades. He was beyond my skills to assemble and keep together. Look at those contact points, and remember that boy is metal. There is also not a lot of thickness to sink a pin into. And the joins are not snug. He’s no Hive Tyrant, but he’s pretty bad. Liberal use of greenstuff was the key here, and even that was touch and go. If I had to do it again, I’d just drill through both the limb and the joint, drive a pin in, and hide the damage.
I’ve always loved the Wraithlord. Not just because they were tough as nails back in 3rd. (the start of the “why is this not a vehicle” arguments) but the elegant death machine, striding across the battlefield, meting out destruction is a very cool, very alien image. Like the imperial dreadnought sums up the grimdark of the IoM with it’s blocky construction and disregard for individual life, (mortally wounded? no excuse, get into this weaponized coffin and get back to fighting!), so does the eldar equivalent. They are a desperate dying race that loathes the very concept, but they call the souls back of their revered heroes to fight again, out of necessity. And they do it with style.
I hate edge highlighting. I really do. But I do it these days. And it helps, and it looks good (at a distance). But it’s soooo fussy. The old guy I just drybrushed. Not the same.


Flocked the intercessors last night. Will grab a picture once slug-boy gets out of bed. That finishes the core of the first kill team, so they get their glamor shots. And being a KT, probably names and a little back story. We’ll see.


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Let me introduce the brothers of Killteam Solari, the first of my two planned primaris fortis KTs.

Brother-Sergeant Vorn Solari is a charismatic young sergeant from the Novamarines. He has a quote from the Codex Astartes appropriate to any situation ready to inspire and encourage his squad to victory. A Veteran of the Indomitus Crusade, he is no stranger to the fight against Chaos. But he was seconded to the Deathwatch to gain knowledge against xenos threats. This will help round out his experiences on what is thought to be a fast track to captaincy.

While Sgt. Solari is the heart and spirit of the kill team, Brother Markus Apollon of the Ultramarines helps keep it running smoothly. As another devoted adherent of The Codex, he can anticipate the thoughts of his sergeant and help communicate that to the rest of the team while Solari is already tackling the next problem. Apollon is a solid member of the squad, always looking to make sure his brothers work efficently together, even at the cost of forgoing glory for himself.

The Vox-net is often filled with the dry humor of Brother Tor Markov of the Imperial fists. While he may remain apart from his brothers in a vantage point for overwatch, He always shares his joy in bringing the word of the Emperor to the Xenos, one well placed bolter round at a time.

While Brother Markov might remain motionless as he covers the squad, Brother Navaer Ordaris of the Ravenguard is never still. He is constantly moving ahead of the squad, checking for signs of the enemy or traps. As he moves, he will often place charges of his own, to ensure that any who try to follow the squad will meet with an untimely end.

Nobody know from what chapter Brother Galorr Namaat hails from, and he rarely discusses his past. The few clues he has let slip point to service on the eastern fringe, a fact reinforced by the tyranid claw knife he bears. In moments of quiet, he will read from an ancient book of names he carries with him at all time, a lost relic of his fallen chapter.

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Day 16
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Back before the boys in blue, there was the red guys. They were my first chapter, due to the fact that their decals were included in the first RTB01 box. I think it was random. While I stripped a number of them recently to add to the Ultras, some I kept for nostalgia, or if I need an op force for something like the BaC game.
This guy might have been my first conversion ever. And all that was is the bolter and some fishing line. But I like that he turned out OK. I can’t pinpoint what the first 40k mini I painted was, but it would be one of his squad mates.

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Such a great set. All the little bits and options. At the time it seemed limitless.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Such a great set. All the little bits and options. At the time it seemed limitless.


At the time it was. 2nd ed was a major step back, but 3rd came back swinging with the new marines.

Day 17
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Have I mentioned I have too many captains? As marine players we just can’t stop collecting/building them. So many options, so much character. It might turn into a slog painting rank and file, but the HQs are always fun.
Again, running legs are a good thing. This guy is angry at someone over there, and is on his way to put the hammer down. Quite happy with the wya his pose turned out, and thing I did a decent job painting him. He’s mostly Vanguard Vet parts. Despire my general dislike for bare heads, he needed an angry one, which is hard for a helmet (although some come close). And while frequently on the table, he never uses that gear in 8th. Sadly the days of paired weapons is gone. Luckily, he’s magnetized, and has a new toy
He represents the not-BA phase of this blog. At one point I think I had 15+ jump guys in my primed pile. Assault marines, Vanguard, HQs. Fast moving and hard hitting. I’ve always believed that a well balanced list should have a t least one things from every force org slot. The early days of this blog gave me a lot of FA options.

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Bristol!

Loving the Advents. The commentary is great. Some great memories too, I've a marine using those Orc binoculars as well. I love the DW KT, have they seen action yet? I'm nervous using my Primaris KT as there's only 6 guys, now you only have 5! I think they should have all been UM successors as well ;p

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 RandyMcStab wrote:
Loving the Advents. The commentary is great. Some great memories too, I've a marine using those Orc binoculars as well. I love the DW KT, have they seen action yet? I'm nervous using my Primaris KT as there's only 6 guys, now you only have 5! I think they should have all been UM successors as well ;p


There will probably be more UM successors going forward. I’d rather not duplicate chapters, and statistically, that means a lot of the Ultra geneseed. They have not yet hit the table. Weekend just didn’t line up for a game when I had The Boy. However, last time we played he tried fielding a KT of reivers. While he did loose, his MVP was the one guy with the carbine. Special ammo is some really nasty stuff. I think one thing that we ignore about it in 40k is the ability to juggle range. In KT, being under half is a huge deal, as it gets rid of that -1 to hit. Sure, every casualty is going to hurt, but they should play the way marines feel. Just a few guys, tough and elite, hit like trucks. We’ll see how that pans out on the table.

Been trying to get a little paint down every day. Did a few tubes and wires, the laurels on the head, etc. Eventually I’ll get there.

Day 18, 1 week to go folks!
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While growing very slowly, Manfred is the face of my reborn, undead, army of Death. Hard hitting cavalry units just seem to pale to hordes of skeletons carpeting the battlefield. Can’t really fault that. When you build a list around a focused side aspect of an army, you risk it becoming non-viable. Sure, you might still be able to do it, but if you double down on a gimmick, don’t expect it to play well forever. My undead army was built for the hero-hammer age of 5th edition Undead is dead, long live Death!
But while my army construction and mechanics are still being hammered out, my painting is finding its stride. Manfred might be my top voted work from all the challenges I entered. The Zoat might have been close, but he got there on pure novelty and nostalgia. Manfred earned his votes the hard way. Large centerpiece model, topic was “Legendary” (Probably did better here then if I entered him in October), and frankly one of the best paintjobs I’ve ever hashed out. Using some new blending techniques to make for an amazing focal point of a cloak.
He’s not just a one-off bit of luck either. I used what I learned from him and carried it forward. While they might not see the table a lot, I do enjoy my undead as a side project, and am having fun with them. Hopefully you will get to see more of them, and not just my October entries.

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