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Affton, MO. USA

I love the desert themed camo, at a trivia contest right now, and we just had a desert storm question and these guys would have fit in nicely.

Speaking of armies, there's new Vikings by warlord games, they could bulk out your Viking pro wrestlers. There's also a Viking longboat

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Melbourne .au

I saw those. I'll likely pick up (most of? the full?) range of them around the end of the year when WLG has a Black Friday or Boxing Day sale. I've got about 4-8 boxes of plastics between Gripping Beast, Wargames Factory and... I want to say Conquest? As well as a good several dozen metals from a mix of companies unpainted yet - and one of those Revell Longboats! Plus several boxes of Saxons that pretty much look identical.

I've been thinking about what to do for my Summer Historicals unit(s) recently. It won't be Vikings, though - it needs to be much more of a uniform force for me to smash out 20-40 models inside a couple of weeks of work. I'll probably put up a poll in a month or two, but I'm thinking Spartans (again) or Romans or Templars or Perry 1400-1500 stuff, maybe WW2 Germans or Aussies or US or British or Soviets, or (less likely) Athenians or Celts or Zulus.

Too many bloody choices there! But it's nice with my time off work over Christmas/Summer to knock out a decent sized batch of something different to either cap off my painting numbers for the year or give me a big boost going into the new year. I'm now at 392 models for 2017 with 3 months to go (finishing those 40 dwarfs in January as well as a bunch of Terminator Endoskeletons helped, followed by painting 40 tank traps early on made a difference as well, let's be honest!), so maybe 2018 will need the boost!

   
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Affton, MO. USA

I didn't realize wargamesfactory had Vikings, these are probably the same figs because Warlord bought the samurai figs from them and only changed the bases to those. Same with the zombies and survivors.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Melbourne .au

Hm, good point. I'll have to double check before I buy any.

   
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Melbourne .au



I’d planned to finish three specific models this past weekend, but as it happens I got distracted by cleaning the house, sorting miniatures, mowing the lawn and watching the Mae Young Classic with Marouda, so in the end I only managed to complete a single figure – this Apothecary. Despite buying this model (and all of his contemporaries) on release back in the mid-1990’s, this is the first post-RT apothecary that I’ve painted, and boy, is he one fiddly model! I thought the Dark Angels Veteran Sergeant that I finished a couple of weeks ago was saturated in detail, but this guy puts him to shame.



The model itself is an Apothecary circa 1995 or so, with a metal arm with power sword from the 3rd edition Death Company box from 1999 pinned on. Not the first of the contents of that box that have popped up in my other units… The shoulder pad is a Forge World Minotaurs pad with a cloth draped down the arm, which looks good on one hand, but obscures a bit more detail than I’d like on the other hand.



“Clean” white is a notoriously tricky colour to get right. I can see why painting dirty white (Death Guard) and weathered white (World Eaters) is so popular. Still, I thought it best to keep his armour to the traditional white and keep the accents to red with a touch of gold and silver – keeping him tied in fairly strongly with the rest of the Minotaurs.



His Narthecium was a right bloody pain in the backside to paint. There are a lot of fiddly elements on it, and wanting to achieve a neat and clean look to it while picking out all of the distinct parts took a toll on my patience.



Similarly, all of the vials on his belt (and those on his backpack) also added to the over-fiddlyness. I chose to paint his spotlight lamp in silver tones to represent it being unlit, rather than the more commonly seen bright yellow. Between the vials and lenses all over this model and the wreath on his shin and the bluish tinge of the power sword there are already quite a few colours on him and I want to avoid the “skittles” look that Space Marines (particularly HQ specialists) can sometimes start to have. That’s also why I kept the vials on his belt and backpack to a couple of tones of red with a little yellow for the sole variation. We don’t need blue and green on the vials as well.

In the end, I’m very happy with the final product, and I’m aware that I need to sort out an Apothecary for the Dark Angels as well, but I’m not massively enthused by the thought of doing another one of these guys particularly soon. I might have to give the DAs one of the Forge World sculpts instead to keep it interesting…

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A Protoss colony world

I know the Apothecary was tricky for you to paint, but you did a really good job on him. I've got a couple of Apothecaries of my own for my Dark Angels; both are kitbashes with the Company Veterans kit as a base. One has parts from the Space Marine Command Squad kit; he's painted, but very very poorly as he's one that I did before I learned to thin my paints and all that good stuff. The other is more recent, using Apothecary bits from the Ravenwing Command Squad kit; not finished due to the fact that Apothecaries can no longer carry special weapons (which they could in 7th, at least for Dark Angels command squads RAW). I'm in no hurry to finish him up as I already have one Apothecary, but maybe I should finish him and post a comparison shot showing how my painting has progressed at some point. I do think Apothecaries are cool models when done right, which yours definitely is.

Enough about my models, I look forward to seeing more of yours!

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Illinois

Sounds fiddly especially with the white. But he looks awesome so good job!

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

He looks great, nice work on the vials and the narthicum.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Japan

Nice work on the Apothecary. I have always liked the 3rd ed. command squad models, but never had a reason to pick them up. If my son keeps his interest, that may give me an excuse to visit Ebay...

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