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Made in us
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Columbus, OH

Wowzers! You're getting an Apoc game in when?!

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

That is truly LEGENDARY. I bow down to your epic hobby dominance.

I want to know how on earth you store all of those models. Do you need a full garage or what? There is no way that could all even fit in a single room, unless you have some pretty space-efficient storage systems (or some very large closets!).

Amazing work.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Great Scot! That’s immense, it must’ve taken many a year to paint up that many tanks and little guys!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice army shots Polonius. It is always nice to see and share the fruits of our painting labour.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Macon, GA

Boss Salvage wrote:DUDE.

Inspiring legion of men and machines, extreme props


thanks!

JoshInJapan wrote:Great googly moogly! That's a truly impressive army. How much more do you have left to paint?


Very little, relatively speaking. probably little more than 20-30 infantry models and a couple of vehicles, but a lot of those are either incomplete, or still NIB as collectors items.

MegaDave wrote:Wowzers! You're getting an Apoc game in when?!


Man, I wish. I moved to a small city with no 40k, so I won't be playing anything anytime soon. It does lead to a lot of time to paint though!

The Riddle of Steel wrote:That is truly LEGENDARY. I bow down to your epic hobby dominance.

I want to know how on earth you store all of those models. Do you need a full garage or what? There is no way that could all even fit in a single room, unless you have some pretty space-efficient storage systems (or some very large closets!).

Amazing work.


Battlefoam and shelving units. Just good old steel and particle board shelving units.

gobert wrote:Great Scot! That’s immense, it must’ve taken many a year to paint up that many tanks and little guys!


The older paint scheme, with khaki trousers and the tank stripes, was done off and one from 2002-2017. I started the new scheme in late 2017. so it's a mix of decades of work and a huge push in the last four years.

Captain Brown wrote:Nice army shots Polonius. It is always nice to see and share the fruits of our painting labour.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks!

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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Macon, GA

We aren't really back up to real time yet, but it's time to start showing off things I've painted in less than two months. A local store had a black Friday sale, and I grabbed Shadowspear to add to my retro style ultramarines. After months spent rehabbing used, 20 year old minis, I'm always delighted by how detailed new models are, and how easily they go together. In addition to Shadowspear, I also build up some scouts to beef up the 10th company, as well as metal hybrid devastators and old metal veterans.






My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

Today we've got some shadowspear WIP to share. Starting with an Eliminator, where instead of trying to paint a camo pattern (which looks good maybe 1/3 of the time) I went for a washed out, desaturated version of my basing color highlighted up. So I take Delta Ceramcote Autumn Brown (don't laugh, I go through a 2oz bottle a year) which is my main base color, and I mixed in some Trail Tan, which I normally use to highlight the gravel. I really like how it ended up looking:





You can see a pretty finalized version of that cloak on my Vanguard Captain, who combines the stealth and discretion of a mud brown cloak with a scarlet red cord. I think he's also one of the few non-space wolf Marines who rocks facial hair.


The Lieutenant really shows off how I paint the ultramarine blue itself, which while I'm not 100% satisfied, I do enjoy. I work from black primer, and then block in with Reaper HD Solid Blue. I then hit it with a Warcolours Marie 5, which is quite dark and basically translucent. This provides some depth and shading. I then just layer up two coats of Marine 4 (maybe one if I'm lazy), a blend of 4 and 3, and then some final highlights with marine 3. IMO, it gives a really rich blue.



I'm pretty reserved about model quality. Very rarely does my "jaw drop," but there are minis that I really like from the get go. the Vanguard Librarian is definitely one of them. One of the things that I really like about the Vanguard line is that they keep the original spirit of RT era 40k alive. Not necessarily the specific aesthetic, but that weird "high tech meets gothic fantasy meets 80s counter culture" mashup really caught me. The vanguard isn't the exact same mix, but I find it's combination of sci-fi aesthetic, low level gothic, and modern tacti-cool gear to be a great combination. There's something about a person in power armor using a leather belt that just grabs me. To me, while the Captain is a great model, the Librarian really captures that aesthetic at a high level. The trench coat, the hood, the gothic gubbins, and the pose all combine for something both unique to 40k and very representative of it.



I'm a lot less enthusiastic about the repressors. They double down on Inceptors as jump pack heavy weapon troops, and I guess that's fine. I simply take points away from any models that use the new crappy flying stands.



Finally, a basic infiltrator. Like the libby, I dig the little touches. The antennae, the pouches, and the purity seals all present a really relatable look for a completely bonkers setting. Also, the asymmetry of only one shoulder pad having the trim looks sharp.

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My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

+1 for Delta Ceramcoat-- I use charcoal and chocolate brown on pretty much every model I paint. I wish it were available locally.

Now showing Frostgrave Soldiers!

Painting Total as of 1/2/2021: 4

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

+2 from me, DC Dark Burnt Umber is hands down one of my favorite paints (and the color of my first CSM army - brown, after all, is the new black)

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Macon, GA

yeah, the DC earth tones are great. Anything with strong color is more suspect, but I still use their Dove Grey, Chacoal, Autumn brown, burnt umber, trail tan, and a forest green.

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

I finished the vanguard marines from shadowspeare, and they are simply gorgeous models. While monopose, I really like the variety and appearance. Starting with infiltrators:



Eliminators:



Suppressors (and a pox on the flying stand!)



Characters:



And not strictly shadowspear, but part of the 10th company, a squad of bolter scouts:



My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

Quick update: finsihed some Aggressors for my primaris ultramarines!





I also completed some Reivers:







My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

Time for a big update! I've been busy painting under isolation, and honestly most of hte winter, so I've got a lot to share.

Some old school metal scouts:





Razorback:




devestators:


Intercessors:


My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Those scouts are probably my favourite space marine sculpts of all time. They look great all together! Really digging the classic UM scheme.

t z you are k 
   
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Macon, GA

 tzurk wrote:
Those scouts are probably my favourite space marine sculpts of all time. They look great all together! Really digging the classic UM scheme.


thanks!

yeah, the metal scouts are really interesting, because they're an amazing range, stuck between the hilariously goofy 2nd edition scouts, and the deeply underwhelming plastics, which are currently pushing 15 years old themselves!

My actual favorite SM sculpts are from a bit later.. the 4th edition metal vets! (ominous foreshadowing!)

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
Made in us
Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos






Macon, GA

So, we're about a month into lockdown... I guess it's time to share what I've been up to. I decided to start out by making sure I had plenty of stuff to paint, so I cleaned, built, and primed a few old marines:







Next, I painted the last of my primaris marines, starting with the big boy himself, the primarch!





With adepticon cruely denied to me, I did get a chance to finally paint my event model from last year:




you can always use a little psychic support:




And in case anybody gets hurt, you've got to have a medic:



Finally, I broke out blackstone fortress for some solo play, and while I'm not quite done with the hidden vault arc yet, I've already got my next challenge ready:





My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
 
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