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Focused Fire Warrior






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

Thanks, The train scratched an itch for sure, but now I don't want to go back to the tau, the guys with pulse carbines are the original firewarrior kit and there is a very noticeable difference of quality and paintablity between them and the breachers...
Olthannon wrote:Love the little admech diorama, very cool. The inside of the robes is such a nice contrast.
Good luck with the train!

Thanks, I painted the admech guy from memory so I just assumed that they had white inner robes, just a happy little accident...

Captain Brown wrote:
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

I'm blaming the inq28 community, I binged neil101s blog and then the latest 28 magazine came out... It's only a matter of time before I start going crazy...
Regarding terrain, my first thought was "that's not true!" And then I looked in my terrain drawer to prove my point and...

Anyways not much this week due to playing to much Resident Evil Village and prepping for my other hobby this weekend.
On the flip side I've somehow signed up to playtest a friends skirmish game.
I did get some layers on my forge born last night while avoiding my Firewarriors:

Just got sort out the straps and gloves and then I'll be calling them done...

Also did a bit of work on my Howling Griffons Librarian, evening out the robes and trying to decide on a pattern to paint on them:

I gave him a thin layer so you can still see the previous highlights, it just a bit more subtle and doesn't photo well...
   
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Reading, Berks

Great stuff, the librarian is looking really nice in those colours. I hear you (and many other internal voices) about the hobby ideas too :/

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Guardling,

Gangers are proceeding nicely.

CB

   
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Those forgeborne are cool! Are you going to do camo over the red and yellow on the Libby? Brave!

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 Endtransmission and Captain Brown
Gobert, no I'm not going camo, going to do some fancy trim and/or a griffon rampant, but need to work up the courage to freehand it...

Quick update, finished my two forgeborn but no pic yet, got a wash on my Firewarriors, using Agrax instead of nuln, which after finishing a test model, feels better.
And then there's the train:

I spent an awfully long time opening up some gaps in the funnel big enough for my personal smoke machine to waft out...

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in May: 4
2022 total: 73 
   
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Great mix of stuff atm. A little sad, that the Tau took the back burner, but if you don't feel the minis, it's good to concentrate on other stuff. And a HG librarian and scratchbuilt train are great alternatives for us
   
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The train is looking great, it certainly seems to have made the tech priest driving it happy

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Finland, Espoo

Nice work on the train

   
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Viterbi wrote:Great mix of stuff atm. A little sad, that the Tau took the back burner, but if you don't feel the minis, it's good to concentrate on other stuff. And a HG librarian and scratchbuilt train are great alternatives for us

Haha, concentrating on one thing... It was more that I was focusing on my other expensive hobby, so it was easier to do tiny bits at a time than the batch painting...
gobert wrote:The train is looking great, it certainly seems to have made the tech priest driving it happy

Haha thanks, I don't the ganger out front is sharing the tech priests enthusiasm...
Ezki wrote:Nice work on the train

Thanks

Now I'm winding down from my energetic Sunday shooting BBs at people, pretty sure I gained the Killer Reputation skill (don't know the N17 equivalent)...
Got some time to photo what I've been up to last week...

First up some Agrax earth shade on my Firewarriors:

As a test I fully painted a Breacher:

I used layers of Sotek green mixed with Temple Guard Blue instead of my previous drybrush of TGB over Sotek and I like the results much better if more time consuming...

I played a game for the first time in a while:
Friend of mine is writing his own rules for a mainly historical skirmish game and needed playtesters to mess things up for him...
It's alternating activation but the leaders can issue orders (move/shoot/etc) to anyone nearby, we played at a twice the intended size to check scalability and boy did we mess things up for him...
General moving, shooting and H2H was fun, but mass H2H was not.

That's the end of the game shot, my guys have the brown bases
Literally should of read the rules before I set up, I hid my leader in a corner out the way because that's what I learned to do with my Tau...
Good fun was had though...

And lastly my Forgeborn:
Spots, my favourite ganger at the moment:



Premo, with a GSC backpack:
   
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Northumberland

Nice work on the gangers, I think of all the new models, the Goliaths match up well with the old ones.

Your Tau colour scheme is great

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A whole unit done!

Except I forgot to glue and paint the Firewarrior shoulder pads...

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Nice work Guardling, the tau are looking great, even if you missed the shoulder pads! It’s easy done that’s for sure.

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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The Tau unit looks great, love the color scheme! And looking at the Necromunda newbie, I gotta say, someone went to the gym
   
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Those Tau are gorgeous Guardling. I'm still looking for an excuse to start a Tau army. Hmmm... I'm also looking for an excuse to get some Necromunda Goliaths or corpsegrinders for that matter.
   
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Olthannon wrote:Nice work on the gangers, I think of all the new models, the Goliaths match up well with the old ones.

Your Tau colour scheme is great

Thanks!

gobert wrote:Nice work Guardling, the tau are looking great, even if you missed the shoulder pads! It’s easy done that’s for sure.

Thanks, the shoulder pads were all damaged so I put them to one side for fixing

Viterbi wrote:The Tau unit looks great, love the color scheme! And looking at the Necromunda newbie, I gotta say, someone went to the gym

Thanks he's looking buff, but he's not as big as the other gangers, got a stimmer on the paint queue as well and they're massive
DoctorDanny wrote:Those Tau are gorgeous Guardling. I'm still looking for an excuse to start a Tau army. Hmmm... I'm also looking for an excuse to get some Necromunda Goliaths or corpsegrinders for that matter.

Thank you, I recommend Goliath just because it's easier to do a full "force" with a lot of options...
Also they have a pet crocodile... That I want...

Anyways a lots of little bits today:
Finished my unit of the month, but technically it's two half units as I believe Breachers are a separate unit to Firewarriors (they're not in the codexes I have).
This brings me up to 24 models for the month, yay almost a model a day!


Also did a little servo skull:

This little guy is inspired by Osjclatchfords servo skulls, his base is a green stuff press mold from a blue stuff mold of a ZM tile on a button.


I also splashed some paint on my train:
Rust layer:

Metal:

Yellow paint:

And finally weathering:

Kinda regret doing yellow as it's the colour used by my Eschers, but its too late now and looks good as it is...

After seeing the Ash Wastes announcement, I decided to do something ash wastey...
...And started work on a sump diver:


This one started life as the GSC Wolfquad rider, with some catachan legs, but when comparing them to a regular Orlock they seemed a bit short, so I cut the legs off at the knee and added some shoes from another GSC rider. Then there was some sprue slurry to make the baggy trousers and fill the gap between the knees and boots.
I'm not sure on arms yet, but looking at Scions for now...

Had to stay home today to look after sick child but got some time to dig out the first model I ever bought:

The concept and passage of time is bit of a mystery to me but I reckon I got him mid to late nineties for a small undead army of mostly skeletons, pretty sure that's his second coat of paint though.

While I was at it, I noticed a couple of cool little freehand shields I did:


Not sure when I did this, but I got the ork orc in my Advanced Heroquest box...
Dwarfs work is peeling as I believe I used an Imperial Fists decal underneath so I could "trace" it...

And this monstrosity as well:

Don't mind that the painting is a bit... ...crap...
Yeeeah I'll see myself out...
   
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24 minis is a great haul for the month! The Tau and train are looking great, good job getting them dome. It’s cool to see some of your early work, it’s pretty good tbh

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Northumberland

Loving the paintjob on the train, the rust looks excellent.

I also really like that vampire model, I think my brother might have had that one, the opera cloak is brilliant.

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Love the month recap shot and what fun stuff you have around from the mists of time. The shields look very cool!
   
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Distracted:

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in May: 4
2022 total: 73 
   
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Aww that poor lad looks really under the weather.

I love how your projects are all over the place. Keeps it fresh.

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gobert wrote:24 minis is a great haul for the month! The Tau and train are looking great, good job getting them dome. It’s cool to see some of your early work, it’s pretty good tbh

Thanks, I haven't counted the train as a mini, I wonder if I should as it's terrain?
Olthannon wrote:Loving the paintjob on the train, the rust looks excellent.
I also really like that vampire model, I think my brother might have had that one, the opera cloak is brilliant.

Thanks, I've gotta remember to get some more Dettol to strip it and start again with more skilled hands. Hopefully steadier hands as I dropped the mounted version this morning and knocked him off his horse...
Viterbi wrote:Love the month recap shot and what fun stuff you have around from the mists of time. The shields look very cool!

Thanks, I'll be posting some of them up again soon, if I remember...
DoctorDanny wrote:Aww that poor lad looks really under the weather.
I love how your projects are all over the place. Keeps it fresh.

Thanks its mostly that I make and paint for the fun of it so if I'm not enjoying it, I switch projects.
But it does mean that I'm really bad at finishing things, Necromundas small model count makes that easier...

Anyhows...
This week(last week?) started off with some bases for my Noctilith Necrons.
In a sudden inspiration while bemoaning the lack contrast between my scarabs and their Blackstone Fortress bases I decided to copy the marblish base on my Librarian:

That means sanding the bases flat with a rasp file and scoring a few lines in with me mate Stanley.
I somehow ended up with a pot of astrogranite which I used to blend the rubble on the base and draw lines of dust.
Given some of them a coat of pallid flesh for now...
The necron warriors bases where a bit harder as they had divots in them, sprue slurry to the rescue, big blood, trimmed down filed flat, job done.

Onto the Necrons proper, the warrior sprues that came with my copy of Imperium were the same instead of the part A and B, but I didn't notice until I cut the sprue, end result is I lost two warriors but gained a scarab swarm. Acceptable.
I did however have some parts left over to make two half necrons:

Left guy has an old style torso from my bits box.
Not sure what to do with these as in lore Necron bodies disappear when killed, maybe have them stepping out of a portal somewhere...
Had a pot of Tesseract Green so wanted to test it out, also secretly want a green glow on my necrons:

Some I painted white first, some silver, some left as the previous orange...
So go some paint on the warriors:

Dark green base coat, blue drybrush and a lighter purple one on top.
Started highlighting the lower edges with teal but my brushes were having issues with my hands so onto the next thing...

Which is this thing that I saw in a YouTube video when I should of been sleeping...

Pretty simple, I just used copious amounts of sprue slurry to hold the barrels in place so it's taken a while to dry...
So green stuff is my friend now:


Not really, but it's looking alright. Loosely based off of one of the harnesses we make everyone wear, it does connect as it should under the air tank.
Speaking of the air tank, logically they should be wearing a rebreather, rather than air cylinders as that gives you a lot more time, but rebreathers look boring so cylinders that everyone can easily identify it is...

Poked some bits at the Underhive Outcasts trying to make civilians, but there's not a lot of non weapon hand in my bits box:

But I had a spare rock saw from the Forgeborn kit. This one has the females arms and they seem the right first for a regular male.
Had to drill divots for the arms and gap fill with sprue slurry.

Now for my previous distraction, presenting the Wyrdvane Psyker Deupavor:

Spoiler:
+++
It was time for the end.
He knew it, just as his tutor/master had known it two hundred years ago.
His body was failing him and soon the black ships would return for him, or more likely, the Commissariat.
But he wanted to know, just as his master wanted to and yet warned him against.
His student sat at his desk opposite, with the guilded box in front of him, scared eyes flicking between it and his master.
Inside was and equally guilded needle pistol, the toxins infused with water and ointments from Holy Terra, blessed a thousand times.
He opened his minds eye and surveyed the room and extended his warp feelers, ten little fingers and ten little toes.
He saw his students mind glowing brightly, and further away the the dim lights of the guardsmen that were assigned to him.
They were his responsibility, to keep safe, no matter how much they despised him.
He extended futher, never look up, never look down he had been told.
He knew what was up, the great and noble houses, protected by psykers much more powerful than him who would rip his mind from him for mearly being in the wrong place, as was their instructions.
But down?
The Underhive?
It was teeming with life, millions and millions of little sparks, some bright, some dull, some just nothing.
But it was still dangerous, there were things down there skirting on the edge of his vision, brushing past his feelers...
And he needed to know.
He took a breath and hooked a feeler toe into the box and dove.
Miles down, past the lights of workers toiling, past the lights of gangers fighting, past the little lights of the vermin...
And he saw each mind as he passed, concern for the amount of corpse starch they'd recieve tonight, anger at the bullets ripping into to flesh and the chittering...
little minds drawing him further down and Then he saw them.
Bright minds.
With claws and hooks.
Circling him, unsanctioned psykers, probing at him.
But they were nothing to him, and he punched a finger out, startling them with his speed and accuracy, snuffing out a grotesque light.
The others retreated to what they thought was the edge of his vision, thier illusion of power shattered.
He dove further down, they did not follow.
Down here, most minds were that of beasts and insects, including those of mankind, however tenuously they clung to that claim.
But there was a light!
Clear, intelligent and refined, drawing him closer.
As he grew closer, more appeared, welcoming him, dancing around him, showing him the path he should take...
Without warning they tightened around him and he saw that they were not minds, but fingers, claws, hooks, a net!
And they had him, and yanked him downward towards what he knew would be teeth, so he kicked and punched with his fingers and toes to no avail...

+++

The guilded box flew open, scrolls on my desk whipping into the air.
I looked at my master, his face, his face was terror.
I took the gun in my trembling hands.
"Do it!" his wretched twisting visage screamed at me, "You must do it Deupavor!"

So I did.
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He was a delight to paint, really happy with how his face came out, used Druchi (sp?) Violet wash to get a cool shade, and his skin ended up being paler than his purity seals parchment.

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An eclectic and impressive amount of work done on interesting projects. I like how the colors came out for the scarab swarms.

For your extra warrior torsos, how difficult would it be to customize some floating bodies and turn them into Destoyers?

Rock on.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Nice work on the Psyker, not sure he looks that well though!. The warp background is a good addition for him too. The boat looks intriguing, not sure now safe it looks being so low in the water!

The train should 100% count in your tally

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Lovely fluff piece for the Psyker and as you said excellent skin! And the shot with the star background is great

Half-warriors coming out of a portal might be a good save to get some use out of them.
   
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Meer_Cat wrote:An eclectic and impressive amount of work done on interesting projects. I like how the colors came out for the scarab swarms.

For your extra warrior torsos, how difficult would it be to customize some floating bodies and turn them into Destoyers?

Rock on.

Thanks, as for converting to Destroyers, I have no experience with Necrons or the Destroyer model so it would be pretty hard for me, also on of them is missing his back

gobert wrote:Nice work on the Psyker, not sure he looks that well though!. The warp background is a good addition for him too. The boat looks intriguing, not sure now safe it looks being so low in the water!

The train should 100% count in your tally

Thanks, I imagine the boat as more of a large row boat but I'll be figuring out and engine soon, besides H&S doesn't come that far down the hive...
Viterbi wrote:Lovely fluff piece for the Psyker and as you said excellent skin! And the shot with the star background is great

Half-warriors coming out of a portal might be a good save to get some use out of them.

Thanks, my partner got a laser/light projector and now I spend half my time staring at the wall.
Portal Necrons is probably gonna be the easiest...


Anyways onto what I've been up to:

Got me a LED strip to replace the fairy lights on my display shelf, it cheap but:


Colour options!
Had to use tape to help hold down the strip as the sticky is not very good on its own, but a great improvement for lighting options for photos.
Edit: It just fell down anyway... Maybe I should of used better tape..
Now just need to get a decent camera, but unfortunately I've maxed out my hobby budget for this month... ...and next month ...

Did some work on my what is now a sump tank:

Added some plasticard for the sump, a couple of sprue sticks for the impression of support beams, some sprue slurry to blend them together.
A broken SecMech platform and a chunk cut off to finish it
Some paint:


Slapped some paint on this while I was at it:


Put some little panels on the half sump tank, not sure what to do with it yet:

I'm thinking having it lying on its side but not sure how to cap the ends yet...

Made another platform:

Splashed some paint on it and then as I was getting ready to put on the grey that I had previously used I decided it'd look better in black:

And then threw on some red, yellow, blue and green for pipes and cables:

Then realised I hadn't put a wash on before adding the black, whoops...

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Cool lights, hopefully you can get them fixed to frame with better tape. The sump is developing nicely and I definitely like the black on the new platform

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Northumberland

Man I love stuff like that, lighting on game boards is just so cool. Really nice scenery!

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Well it's pay day and I was wondering where all my money was, turns out it was in the post...

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2022 total: 73 
   
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Excellent work on the Necromunda terrain. I look forward to seeing what you do with you new supply drop.
   
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Lots of cool stuff happening here. Love the train. A super cool and unique piece. The sump diver is a great idea. And you even built a place for him to hang out!
   
 
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