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Love that Chaplin mate, solid work on a great model.

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Love the freehand on the “shield”.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

The shield work is great.
Also looking forward to seeing more LotR figs.

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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Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Australia

Chaplin looks great! Love the addition of the shield. And I think red was a good choice in the end Pinning makes that model a whole lot more sturdy, would be a shame for it to just sit on the shelf!

Look forward to seeing some Lord of the Rings content, its a shame its kind of died out

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Ingtaer - Cheers mate!
Arakasi - Thanks. I'm reasonably pleased with it too! My first attempt at freehanding both a skull.
Theo - Thanks, mate. LotR inbound!
Zahnib - Cheer. Every aspect of the paint job came together really well in the end. Regarding the pinning, two things stopped me pinning his arms. My pin vice is old and shity and the chuck doesn't grip the bit hard enough to effectively drill metal models..... I just haven't bought a new one yet. The other is I'd need to varnish him so the paint wouldn't rub off and i'm kinda apprehensive about varnishing him because i'd hate for it to alter the paint job any or do that horrid blooming it does sometimes.
Interestingly, my local GW has a reasonable LotR following. About a half dozen young fellas who i'm assuming are a bunch of school friends. So the game is still active in my area, which is nice.


Speaking of LotR. Before I start stripping my middle earth back log, I thought i'd do a minor retrospective.

This little goblin is the very first miniature I ever painted way back in the early 2000s. Followed the painting guide to the letter except for the fact I used a Humbrol enamel red. Don't know how well that's going to strip!

On one hand I kinda don't want to strip the paint off them. I get that lovely little nostalgia hit when I look at them. On the other hand, the need to paint must be satisfied, and I ain't made of money. So into the IPA you all go.

A then and now comparison.


And a group of various warriors.


What looking at these old paintjobs has shown me, is that, right from the start, i've been a reasonably neat painter. The skill has improved substanially though, I can say that. I know I never used to water down my paints at all. My style has also changed a bit too. I used to favour brighter colours where now I tend towards a more realistic style.
And now of course I know about blending and washes, etc, which I never used to. Dry brushing was the extent of my "advanced skills" repertoire.
I also rarely bothered about prep/clean up. Mould lines generally got left to their own devices and I often ddin't bother removing the chunks of sprue left over on the model after I clipped them off. I was so slack...



Moving on. I had an absolute corker of a ebay win the other day. I actually got out of my seat and did a merry jig before I contained myself and didn't squeal like a small girl (I squealed).

Nabbed myself a old games day captain, a 3rd ed chaplain, old flamey hands himself and some servitors



More excitingly though. I got some OOP FW etched brass. The DA frame and the numerals will be very useful and who doesn't need ~250 tiny brass eagles?!


But best of all, I got this guy for an utter steal. $20 for a completely intact Ironhand Iron Father. I've wanted this guy for ever.



Got 3 days off now, so with any luck I should get some Rohirrim smashed out. That is if I don't break down and buy Total Warhammer 1&2, first. Steam has them on sale and the call is intensely strong...
As always thanks for looking and sticking around.

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Chaplain is awesome, you should try to get him on the table to purge heretics where he belongs. No resting back at base for the likes of him!

Nice drop of cool stuff. I’d not strip your first model if I were you. Nice to keep as a reminder of how far you have come.

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Excellent finish on the Chaplain. Lots of fun classics from eBay and LotR means good things to come. Keep up the awesome work.
   
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Nice one finishing the chaplain off. Can’t help but think his shoulder pad needs something above the angel skeleton. Maybe a sword or number 1? Perhaps some writing on his parchment on his top armour too?

Great win on the GW order too! Everyone loves a freebie!

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Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Australia

Ah well, I imagine it won't be too hard to pop the arms off once you get a new pin vice And I can relate to being hesitant about using a spray varnish

 
   
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Melbourne

Nev - Getting him on the table would mean getting to a table to begin with. Something i've been historically terrible at! It would be a shame though not to crack some heads though... I've actually put my first goblin aside. He's blu-tac'd to the computer monitor now. I think I might leave my first Rohirrim as well.
YWS - Thanks bud. Yeah looking forward to cracking on with the Iron-father.
Gobert - The freebie got me the glaring of a life time from my lovely, ever-so understanding girlfriend who answered the door for the postie and assumed i'd been buying MORE models. Que garbled explanation. You're not wrong about the shoulder pad though. That got somewhat neglected in lieu of the other frippery.
Zahnib - Shouldn't be too much drama. Now that we've got a run of decent weather I might do a bit of vanishing research and have a crack at it.


Ok, so some PROGRESS! has been made.

I was expecting to get some Rohirrim done on my days off, instead though, buoyed by my success with the Interrogator-Chaplain, I knocked out another chaplain instead!

Antieus, 10th Company Chaplain.


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This bloke was done a little different to the TDA chappy. Used Eshin grey instead of Dark Reaper for highlights and tried for more of a polished bone look for the helmet instead of the grittier look on the other one. The main thing though is I really tried to give this guy a sense of movement. The stock model is already in motion, but I tried to add to that with the long flowing purity seal on his shoulder and the a banner that curled in the right direction. Another thing I did, which im not sure is super obvious, but I think really helps, is I put a small wedge of greenstuff under his forward foot so as to tilt him ever-so slightly to his left. Gives him a little extra motion but also makes it look like he's about to bring his crozius around in a big sweeping arc.
Another thing that was unintentional, but I like so i'm going to run with, was the purple. This guy has a purple book, the others crozius haft is purple. Not only is it a nice spot colour, it also ties the two models together in an additional way. So I think that's a theme I might keep going with the chaplains. I'll also do it with other characters as well like techmarines and librarians too if I can find something that works for them.
I'm calling this guy done. Although I feel the banner is a little drab, so I may go back to him in the future and add some more colour to it. Maybe a campaign or deathwatch icon or some checkers. I'm leaving it for now though.
On a personal note though, a shout-out must be given to a bloke named Jonas Wideen on instagram. He's an absolute free-hand animal and he gave me some good advice on doing freehand skulls. So expect to see 100% more freehanded skulls on pretty much everything from now on...

I've started writing little blurbs for my doods as well. I've found that it helps me "get into the model" a bit more. I'll post them as I post squads/characters. Feel free to completely ignore them!
While being trained as a Chaplain, Antieus was called up to serve in the Deathwatch. During his tenure, Antieus took part in 84 combat missions and fought over 30 different Xenos species. Upon return to his parent Chapter, there was need of a 10th company Chaplain. Antieus' fifty years of experience fighting dozens of various xenoforms in the Deathwatch, as well as over eighty years as a battle brother before that, made him a natural candidate for the scout company where his knowledge and skill would be put to prime use.
Antieus carries two trophies from his time in the Deathwatch, two skulls, from his first and last missions. One is the skull of a corrupt planetary governor, who was in the process of handing control of his planet over to Xenos slavers. The other, the skull of an ork warlord, killed in personal combat during the closing battles of the Twohundred Stars campaign.



As always, comments and criticisms are welcome. Let me know what you think.
Thanks!

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Look at that banner! That's gonna be the grimdarkiest thing I see all day. Really well done.
   
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Pittsburgh PA, USA

Work well done! Looks great

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Cool chaplain, love the gem on his pendant it looks great! More good skull painting too. Are you practicing ready for some more Deathwing?

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Affton, MO. USA

Saw the purple book and was going to call it out as awesome, then read you posting about the book being a happy accident . It really is a nice touch and varies what one normally sees done with models.

Overall a really nicely done model. I like that he is different from your TDA chaplain, but still close enough to clearly be in the same army.

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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Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Australia

Nice dude! That freehand skull is looking great, I look forward to seeing more in the future

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

YWS - Ooh thanks. That means a lot! I try to inject a little bit of grimness into all my minis (Warfare is a grim business after all). Funnily enough, it's so much easier with a mini like a chaplain!
Azalle - Hey, welcome back. Thanks! Are you gonna kick off your own Unforgiven again?
Gobert - Cheers buddy. Assuming you're referencing the bone skulls in relation to the deathwing, then not so much practicing for painting deathwing as just practicing. I do have a few squads worth of terminators waiting in the wings, though I'd be lying if i said I was raring to paint them up.
Theo - Thanks mate. I too like that he's different from the TDA chap. I think it's important for character models of the same sort to look different, even if only in subtle ways. Otherwise they all blend in and cease to be characters.
Zahnib - Thanks! I'm glad you're keen for more, as I have another TWO chaplains sitting on my desk! I'm gonna paint chaplains till you all get bored of them! (I'm not. I'm saving them for later )


Only a small update today.

Got my first batch of Rohirrim finished off.

There's a bit of variation with some of the colours on some of these blokes. Most of it was just finding the right colours/mixes for certain things. (Still haven't nailed down a green I like for the cloaks yet). But they are for the most part fairly unified looking.
10 down only 38 left to go.

Looking for some thoughts here though. Base rims. Tried out a few different colours.

Left to Right: Scorched Brown, Gorthor Brown, Chaos Black, Rakarth Flesh, Codex Grey.

Now normally i'd just leave them black and be done with it. But I think it's too stark a contrast here. Now I don't really like the two on the right, so I am currently leaning towards either the Sorched or the Gorthor brown. Or maybe something in between.
Thoughts? Opinions?



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Scorched.

Also, "To ruin, and the red dawn!" All I can hear seeing them arrayed around big T like that. Dig 'em.
   
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Faithful Squig Companion





Nice Rohirrim! Black base colour doesn't look that bad to me. Still, the browns look good as well, particularly the Gorthor Brown. I think it reminds me of how bases looked some ten years ago (wasn't it called Snakebite Leather back then?).

   
 
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