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Woah! You’ve cranked out the Ultras fast, nice work. The Mordians are already looking good, nice classic scheme so far as well. Guardlings idea for a manageable white sounds good, but I really like a nice dark gold on Custodes (check out tarar2d2’s blog for a good example)

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Those Ultramarines came out of nowhere. Very impressive. I like the head on the Gravis Captain. White Custodes sound very cool.
   
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Guardling wrote:Great start to the year!
I'd say go with the white for the custodes, be a nice break from all the gold you usually see...
You may be able to get away with gloss white spray (probably that GW one) with that white contrast paint and some touch ups, should give a nice polished look suitable for them.
Or just do them the way you did your knights white panels for a grim dark vibe...

I think a white spray is definitely the way to go, I haven't tried the white contrast paint, so I'll give it a look, although I might break out some sepia wash and highlight it back it to white as I've done that before.

gobert wrote:Woah! You’ve cranked out the Ultras fast, nice work. The Mordians are already looking good, nice classic scheme so far as well. Guardlings idea for a manageable white sounds good, but I really like a nice dark gold on Custodes (check out tarar2d2’s blog for a good example)

Those Custodes are stunning (well done tarar2d2!), although it seems the white is winning the vote (maybe I can just do two combat patrols ).

youwashock wrote:Those Ultramarines came out of nowhere. Very impressive. I like the head on the Gravis Captain. White Custodes sound very cool.

The ultramarines were a quick job, I decided to go for a bit of an old school colour scheme and I wanted to see if I could do it nice and quickly. It was pretty much spray blue, base colours, nuln oil wash (which hides so many sins) and then a couple of highlights.

I was looking at my half finished combat patrols and decided that I really should get one of them finished off before I start on any more, so I built some Tau Fire Warriors for the T'au Empire Combat Patrol


And then I realised that you get loads of spare bits, almost enough to build a 5 man breacher squad, so some quick bitz shopping resulted in these guys for the Farsight Enclaves combat Patrol:


And then I actually got around to finishing off a combat patrol, so my tyranids got painted (although I need to finish up the bases):
Neurothrope and lictor

Tyranid Warriors

and a pair of Carnifexes:


Because who needs little things in a Tyranid Army:

Although I've just realised as I was writing this that the combat patrol comes out to 23 power, so I can fit in three ripper swarms, so those will get added to the todo list before I can call it done.

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Cool idea using Skitarii bits for the Breachers...

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 Guardling wrote:
Cool idea using Skitarii bits for the Breachers...

I wish I could claim credit, but I saw some done by @fat_nurgling on instagram with his "Junker Tau". The arms need a little work to fit, but I quite like them.

I dug through my bits box and it turns out I had some ripper swarms hiding in the bottom, so here they are:


And with that my Tyranid Combat Patrol is complete! 20/32 Combat Patrols, and 53 models so far this year.

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Nice work finishing off those Tyranids, especially with the classic scheme! The Tau look great too. I love it when the bits box allows you to make a whole new figure, but a whole squad is just awesome. 53 is an amazing figure, keep this up and you’ll smash a mini a day

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 gobert wrote:
Nice work finishing off those Tyranids, especially with the classic scheme! The Tau look great too. I love it when the bits box allows you to make a whole new figure, but a whole squad is just awesome. 53 is an amazing figure, keep this up and you’ll smash a mini a day


I expect I'll be slowing down as I'm finishing off some part done models, but at least I've got a good lead

And to add to the lead I managed to finish of the Ultramarine Captain's shoulder pad:

Which completes the Ultramarine Combat Patrol!

I've also painted these guys last night (green, bone, red, purple and then agrax):

I've painted them up to match the plague bearers in the Alice in Nurgle-land army, so with the Cheshire Cat (Great Unclean One), the plaguebearers and the nurglings, that's another Combat Patrol done!

21/32 Combat Patrols, and 59 models so far this year.

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Those nurglings are nice! Simple and effective!

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Loving the vibrant look for the Tyranids. The long coats do look very cool on the Tau.
   
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gobert wrote:Those nurglings are nice! Simple and effective!

The nurglings have so much character and detail that they really don't take much, I'm glad you like them!

youwashock wrote:Loving the vibrant look for the Tyranids. The long coats do look very cool on the Tau.

It was a happy co-incidence for the Tyranids, I wasn't sure what scheme and happened to have a red spray can around, so went with that. I like the coats on the tau, however I've seen a rumour floating around that all the tau squads will come in units of ten, so I might need to acquire another five coats...

Something not intentionally Combat Patrol related (but they might end up being the CSM Combat Patrol):

I got Betrayal at Calth a long time ago to add the terminators to my Death Guard (with minor conversions into Grave Wardens), and had the Word Bearers half of the box sitting to be done at some point, and as they were in mk4 armour I didn't really want to add them to my Death Guard. I've decided if I do a Word Bearer force it's going to be Gal Vorbak heavy, so probably not a lot of normal marines, so they've been shifted to the Emperor's Children (because who doesn't love purple). I thought I would try and push myself with some edge highlighting, rather than just soaking everything in washes, although I'm still tempted to go over the with a purple wash to tie it together and add more shading...
I've got the 20 marines mostly done, just waiting on some shoulder pads to finish them off, and then I'll add flowers to their bases too.

21/32 Combat Patrols, and 61 models so far this year.

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Good basing colors. I used the same red tufts for my sons of horus.

Good purple

   
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That's fabulous. Can't wait to see the rest.
   
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Stevefamine wrote:Good basing colors. I used the same red tufts for my sons of horus.

Good purple


I got the tufts for an unrelated project, but thought they might look good. I'm glad I'm not the only one using them

youwashock wrote:That's fabulous. Can't wait to see the rest.


As you asked so nicely:




The shoulder pads arrived, so a quick gold and white paintjob seems to have done the trick.

With what I've painted I can run a CSM combat patrol (Dark Apostle, 10 man squad, 5 man squad and a Contemptor), so they'll be filling in as the "normal" Chaos Space Marnie Combat Patrol, as I've already got a plan for someone else to fill in the Emperor's Children Combat Patrol.

22/32 Combat Patrols, and 81 models so far this year.

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I mentioned in the Emperor's children post above that I had picked up Betrayal at Calth with the aim to add the terminators to my Death Guard force. I got them mostly done and then they got relegated to the pile of shame as I moved house and never got around to finishing them off. As I was on a 30K jaunt, OI thought I might as well get them finished off:

Not the neatest conversions on the smoke stacks when you blow them up to monitor size, but they look okay on the table top.
The grenade launchers the heresy tactical squad heavy bolters with grenade launcher barrels from Imperial guard.
I also finished off a Siege Breaker I converted up.

Not sure how efficient he is in game, I was aiming to add some phosphex quad launchers (because you've got to make use of the Death Guard rerolling dangerous terrain ), but haven't got round to getting them...

I did however get the rest of the army done, so without further ado, here is my Mid-heresy Death Guard:
Calas Typhon, First Captain:

And a body guard of Death Shroud:

Primus Medicae (because Death shroud with feel no pain seemed a good idea):

An Apothecary (I really need a second):

And a Contemptor Dreadnought:

And on to the troops, I went with the thematic sizes of 7 or 14, so 2 quads of14 Tactical marines (I used big banners instead of little vexillas because I thought they looked cool):


2 support squads with flamers (and power fists because I ran out of scythes):


2 Heavy Support Squads with missile launchers:


And as I had him lying around when I did the army, they got a daemon prince to go with them, however I'm not sure there are rules for them yet...

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Whoa, these Death Guard look sick! Get it? But seriously, they look very cool. Love Typhon and the Contemptor. Nice work.

Jumping back a post to praise the EC. That scheme is killer.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Whoa, these Death Guard look sick! Get it? But seriously, they look very cool. Love Typhon and the Contemptor. Nice work.

Jumping back a post to praise the EC. That scheme is killer.

Glad you liked them!

I've been trying not to buy too many models this year, and get the ones I had finished instead, so I've spent some time rummaging in my half finshed projects and my biots box to see what I've not got around to finishing (far too much ). With my recent 40k 2nd ed kick I did my Eldar army, but realised that technically it needed a farseer to lead it and I came across this guy looking decidedly worse for wear:

He's been poorly paint-stripped, and his sword has obviously been donated to a conversion at some time in the distant past, and the staff head is only held on by the cable on the left...
I could have rummaged through and found another sword, but...to eBay!
This guy was going cheap, and is also missing bits (his original staff and head-crest), but he did have a sword!

So with a bit of proper paint stripping (I use some CarPlan paint thinner, it works really well on metal models, but use it outside and rinse the model in IPA afterwards, and it will melt plastics in seconds..) and a bit of trimming I had all the parts:

A few drill holes, paper clip and super glue and he's back together:

The sword-less, staff-less and crest-less Eldrad will probably end up being converted another day.

Whilst I was trawling eBay looking for Eldrad bits I came across someone selling the card bits of a 2nd edition starter box, and they aren't models...
Well, apart from this guy:

It turns out that whilst I had lost my original cardboard dread at some point, I miraculously still had the base
So now he can join his brother:


Should I do the cardboard dread's base to match?

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Basing the cardboard Dread would be phenomenal.

Nice rescue on Eldrad, too.
   
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I think you’ve got to do the big base for the cardboard dread! . Great rescue job on Eldrad too

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You're both right, it would be wrong to leave it un-based, so here it is:

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So I picked up a couple of armigers last month that I thought I should get around to:


To go with the Moirax with laslocks to give me a shooty knights Combat Patrol:

These guys are going to be my "Imperial" knights Combat Patrol.

Through a bit of miscommunication in the lead up to Christmas I actually ended up with an "extra" moirax, so the Green one has a twin:

I'll pick up a Armiger Warglaive at some point to finish off the green trio for another combat patrol.

With the Imperial knights combat patrol finished, that puts me up to 23, and a quick tally of what I've got left:
  • 3 Drukhari (Cult missing a beast, Coven missing lots, Kabal just needs painting)

  • 2 Tau (T'au, Farsight)(missing lots although I bitz ordered cloaks to expand the breacher squad)

  • Harlequins (missing a solitaire)

  • Ynarri (No idea what I'm doing...)

  • Custodes (got half of it...)

  • Chaos Knights (missing a warglaive)


  • Depending on the Aeldari codex, I might switch out a combat patrol for a corsairs one, I'll probably drop the Coven Drukhari list.

    23/32 Combat Patrols, and 90 models so far this year.

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    That’s a fantastic horde of knights! You don't see that many too often. The streaked panels and metal work are really effective, it gives the feel they’ve been in use for millennia.

    What’s you’re plan once you’ve got all 32 patrols? Playing a tournament at a club?

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    These armigers are sweet. I really like how menacing the one with the twin laslocks looks.

    I realize you're on a timed mission with all the killteams, but when you have these big open bases they just scream for some scenic detailing. Skulls, corpses, wrecks, barbed wire, cowering Tau....

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    Absolutely metal. The Machine God smiles on this last batch of models.
       
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    gobert wrote:That’s a fantastic horde of knights! You don't see that many too often. The streaked panels and metal work are really effective, it gives the feel they’ve been in use for millennia.

    What’s you’re plan once you’ve got all 32 patrols? Playing a tournament at a club?

    A knock-out tournament was the plan. I don't have a regular gaming club unfortunately, but I might be able to rope in some friends to help out, or it might be a good way to introduce myself to a new club

    DoctorDanny wrote:These armigers are sweet. I really like how menacing the one with the twin laslocks looks.

    I realize you're on a timed mission with all the killteams, but when you have these big open bases they just scream for some scenic detailing. Skulls, corpses, wrecks, barbed wire, cowering Tau....

    I know what you mean, those 100mm bases look a bit plain. I think I'll revisit them when I've done the last warglaive, and try to tie all of them in together with something, and as it's 40k there will probably be skulls in there somewhere...

    youwashock wrote:Absolutely metal. The Machine God smiles on this last batch of models.

    Glad you like them!

    Not much actual hobbying done since last time, but got these guys glued together:


    I think I'm going to have to disappoint some people as I'm going to go with the gold and red colour scheme, because just look at these guys:


    And if I can add the power correctly, that makes a combat patrol (3 Aquilon, 3 Guard and a Shield Captain comes to 24 I think).
    I know Forgeworld make Aquilon terminators, however the arms are...less than inspiring (I don't know why they decided to go terminator style with a gun on one arm and a claw on the other...)
    The Allarus plastic ones have arms that look like they would work, so I might have to get some and then hack the arms off and add flame-spewing eagle heads to the spears...
    If anyone happens to own both types of the temrinators, can they let me know if an arm swap would be as simple as it sounds?

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    I’m loving those Death Guard - nice basing efforts too. The Armigers are very big pompon’ too!

    Pretty formidable productivity for the new year already, I can tell I’m going to have to send my special task force to your address before you demotivate me entirely!

       
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    Gold and Red are classic colours so no disappointment here! The tourney sounds cool, to the point you could even start your own club instead of joining an existing one!

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    Ragsta wrote:I’m loving those Death Guard - nice basing efforts too. The Armigers are very big pompon’ too!

    Pretty formidable productivity for the new year already, I can tell I’m going to have to send my special task force to your address before you demotivate me entirely!

    So a lot of the productivity is actually me finishing off old projects, for example the Emperor's children had the purple done, so the numbers a bit inflated as I'm not painting everything from scratch.

    gobert wrote:Gold and Red are classic colours so no disappointment here! The tourney sounds cool, to the point you could even start your own club instead of joining an existing one!

    It's kind of worrying that I have enough armies to run a tournament, maybe when I finish the combat patrols I'll be finished collecting 40k...

    Yeah right, we all know how this hobby is

    I managed to throw paint at some models:

    They're probably 90% done, there's gems on them and I'm debating between red (using Blood for the blood god) to be in keeping with the colour scheme, or blue (soulstone blue) to complement the colour scheme.
    I'm leaning towards blue to give it a bit more interest, but if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear either way.

    I also took on board the comments about the knights basing, so hopefully these are a bit more interesting
    I also got this guy mostly done to lead them:


    He's mostly the forgeworld shield captain, had a couple of tweaks to try and make him closer to the artwork. I replaces the Misericordia that he was holding with his helmet (and filled in the back where it used to fit), switched the head for a plastic space marine one, and repositioned his arm and spear.
    Again he needs the gems done, but he's pretty close to finished.

    Unlike these guys:

    I'm still debating what to do with their arms. I've primed the one's they come with, but I'm still really tempted to switch them for the plastic ones to match the artwork...

    23/32 Combat Patrols, and 90 models so far this year.

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    So as I couldn't decide between the red and the blue, I thought why not both
    Blue gems, and red shiny shoulder pads. I went with spiritstone red rather than blood for the blood god to try and keep it a bit lighter and closer to the red I had already painted, so here they are:

    Shield Captain


    Aquilon Terminators (with their original arms, I may replace them at a later date):

    And Custodian Wardens (who will stand in as Custodian Guard):

    And then a group shot of the entire combat patrol:


    That puts me at 24 Completed Combat patrols, three quarters of the way there!

    24/32 Combat Patrols, and 97 models so far this year.

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    So for I've managed to get some paint on the Drukhari (Kabal) combat patrol. I've been really struggling with these, as I just can't seem to get the motivation to really work on them, not sure why. I think they'll probably do for now, but could do with some touching up or detailing when I get the energy to work on them.

    The two Archons:


    Two Squads of 5 Kabalite Warriors:


    A squad of 5 mandrakes:

    And two venoms to transport everything except the mandrakes:


    The lack of enthusiasm for these is probably partly down to me painting a lot of models (with these it's 114 this year) but also the fact these are a lot more detailed and a bone/dark green colour scheme needs me to be much more careful, rather than just blocking in most of the colours and throwing a wash over it.
    I've got two Tau combat patrols, a warglaive (which I don't have yet), and then more Aeldari (of lots of flavours) to finish off the combat patrols. With the new Codex coming for the Eldar I'm going to hold off doing the Harlequin combat patrol, and depending on what the corsairs get I might switch them for the haemonculous coven Drukhari combat patrol, because those are some nice looking models (imho).

    In the meantime I might get on with some T'au to try and get me out of the hobby funk, I just need to decide on what I'm arming some Farsight enclave's crisis suits with, and what colour scheme I'm doing the other t'au in (that isn't white). I might try and follow some of the eight's loadouts on the crisis suits, as the rule of cool beats efficiency in my book

    With the Kabal done (for now) that puts me at 25 Completed Combat patrols!

    25/32 Combat Patrols, and 114 models so far this year.

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    So with the thought that I might not do the Haemonculous Coven Combat patrol, I realised that I could repurpose the only finished unit I had for it, a venom:

    So it lost the gunner and got some handles put on instead from the bitsbox, and with a bit of reshuffling (and a minor tweak to add a back banner to a wych) I now have a full 25 power Wych cult combat patrol:
    The succubus (who made a brief appearance back on page 4):

    3 squads of wyches, 2x5 and 1x10 (see if you can spot which leader has the converted banner) They've all got grey helmets, but they vary in shade (dark, mid and light) to differentiate the squads:


    And a pair of beast masters with some razorwing flocks (which are a bit droopy in places due to being finecast ):


    So whilst I've not painted any more models (apart from the handles and back banner thing), that does finish off another combat patrol, so that's 26! Just 6 left, 1 Chaos Knight, 2 Tau and 3 Aeldari.

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