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Ouch, sounds like the Boy might need to throw some dice into Dice Jail after that one. Sounds like the poor kid just couldn't catch a break. Funny you should mention advancing Marines, as I've got a friend who is always recommending that I do that on the first turn. It sacrifices firepower, but it gets the unit into position to do damage on the following turn(s).

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
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He’s using my dice, he can take what he gets. I’ve given him some dice of his own, and he’s looking into picking up a brick of 12mms. He might not know the correct rites and rituals to appease the fickle gods of fate, but due to the restrictions of my divorce, I can’t force him to adopt a religion. He needs to come into the faith naturally. But as long as he’s using my dice, he does not get to punish them.

One thing that separates gamers is system mastery. This carries over across games and platforms. You can know the basics, and the moves that are generally the go-to ones. Gunline in cover, full attack with the fighter, headshot with the big gun. But these are not the only options available, and often in the edge cases, there are better choices. Recognizing those times what what to do is something a newer player will not be able to do. The person with the more in-depth knowledge of the game is going to pull ahead there. And that takes effort and time to get. Being older and wiser does have some perks! He is getting better. Almost always remembers his CT, getting more numbers down pat. This last game he started the Vind on the table, rather then DS’ing him. There might be a time and a place for that, but generally it’s not worth loosing the round of fire.

Anyway, Paint!


Almost done. Need to grey edge the LC arm and the leg guards (which need to be glued as well). Little more work on the base (black rim on the DW, tufts/grass/snow to taste. Decals. I should probably start working something else across the base if I want to keep my one a week goal. I might be delaying a bit to see what next month’s votes are. At some point I also want to go back and decal up some old marines, and put some black stripes on some eldar.

Edit:
Blind luck is the best luck! I picked the colors for the dreads shin guards mostly at random. I mean, I had thoughts, but they were “I want each one different, and to be bright spot colors on an otherwise dark model”. Turns out, that makes him an Eagle Warrior. Which happens to have a decal on one of the older sheets. So he’ll get that on one leg, and campaign badge on the other, and a aquila on his shoulder. Not sure if the WL is going to get a Saim-hann snake to match her partner, but is going to get a banshee rune somewhere.

Also, been blogging for 6 years. Woot persistence!

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Decals done. Might splash a little snow and grass around, not sure.

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Calling it done for the month:


The old man:


Here is the lovely lady with her peers:

and a solo shot


I really do enjoy dreadnoughts.

Need to figure out what to paint next. Hopefully the rain will let up so I can prime some more. Might hit the store this weekend regardless for supplies. running low on primer.

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Those two came out really good. The Wraithlord especially is a resounding success.
   
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Loving the pose on that wraithlord, great work.

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All your wraithlords are really bringing life back into the models. It’s one thing I never got from the Eldar line, they have such technology with wraithbone and soul stones, but the models were just so stiff, you’ve cured that .

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Thanks guys. I agree on the old eldar looking really stiff. I think that’s partially because most of their sculpts date from when things were metal. Being flat was part of the medium. Quite happy how everyone turned out.

Some new progress. I was debating what to paint next, and wanted to wait to see what was going to be next month’s comp. Then it struck me that the whole competition thing should be encouraging me to paint, not restricting me. So I picked something I wanted to do, and started putting down some basecoats.



Powerfist intercessor sarge. And some eldar guns, just to kill some time and give me options. Heading out to the store to get some more primer, maybe some foam. Might engage in some retail therapy online later this weekend, we’ll see how depressed I get.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend, long or otherwise.

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Second blue down, next up is the glaze. Then details, edges, base and decals.

Finished the Eldar guns. Not much too them, leadbelcher, nulan oil, stormhost silver edges and raised bits. Did put some blue on the plasma.

Putting together another SB/CCW deathwatch.

Didn’t end up picking up primer. Lowes doesn’t carry the type I’ve been using, and I don’t want to experiment. I’ll hit Home Depot after work some time this week. Or on my lunch break, it’s just across the parking lot. Lowes had insulation foam in 2’ x 2’ squares, or 2’ x 8’ strips (plus some other sizes) Not the pink/blue stuff, but a green store brand. Probably just the same stuff. Will see what the other options are out there when looking for primer. No rush.

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Nevelon,

Nice Wraithlord versus Dreadnought for this month's painting competition.

Still way behind on finishing mine.

Cheers,

CB


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Slow painting progress here. Not a lot of motivation in the air. Might try to hit the hardware store in search for paint this afternoon, weather might be nice enough to prime. Although scattered showers are in the forecast.



Need to find the time to edge this guy. But it requires a calm and steady hand I’m a little shy on at the moment. Clipped his squad and started cleaning them. Cobbled together a AGL from a spare missile. Might slap a few purity seals on it to help it stand out.

Next month looks to be “Mad Science” might do a techmarine a/o a bonesinger. Unsure. I could dig in the random piles and see if there is something more thematic.

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A Bonesinger sounds cool. Hope you shake off the no-motivation blues!
   
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 youwashock wrote:
A Bonesinger sounds cool. Hope you shake off the no-motivation blues!


Thanks. Knowing that there are people out there reading helps. I’m OK with letting myself down, but much better about not letting other people down. Or at least I try. Still fail a lot.

I need to revisit the techmarine I built and slap a magnet in his arm. I was never 100% happy with how his scratch-built axe ended up looking. Magnets is an easy fix for that. They have more options available these days anyway. But a good axe is very iconic for them. Bonesinger should be fun, but I want to do more than one guy for the comp.

Supply drop incoming. Picked up a box of grey knight terminators. At least two of them are going to be built with power swords and stormbolters, and painted black to join the Deathwatch. Cheep bullet sponges to tank for vet squads with their 2+ save. One is probably going to be built as a TDA librarian for my Ultras. While my old metal SB/axe one has served me well, might be nice to have one younger then 2nd ed on the shelf. Not sure what I’ll do with the other two bodies. Maybe more HQs for DW/Ultras, or just more troopers to spot into DW vet squads.

Finished cleaning mold lines off the AGL gunner, slapped a few purity seals on him to help him stand out, glueing in progress, just need the head and gun support arm fixed and he’s off to the to-prime shelf.

Part of my wants to order a 10 man intercessor box. With the vigilus formations, there is a solid reason to field 10 man blocks of them. But once I finish building these guys, I’ll be at 3x5 man squads. I also want to kitbash some captains and supressors. But I figure that there are very good odds that at some point there is going to be a box that includes them, either a start collecting primaris, or the next wake the dead, tooth and claw, etc. So I’m not in any hurry to slap down MSRP (less online discount) for a box. But I could easily see adding 15-20 more intercessor bodies to the shelf. The patient hunter gets the prey...

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I totally feel you on the no motivation thing. It's been taking me a month to paint some models that should take me a week, tops. I could at least partly blame Warframe, SMITE, Stardew Valley, and other electronic crack, but that's an excuse and we all know it.

That being said, your Dreadnought and Wraithlord both turned out really good. And it's good to see you painting something that isn't a competition entry. I need to get back to doing more of that stuff!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 21 | Current main painting project: Tau XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit
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I’m kinda afraid to compare my minis painted for competition vs. the rest. I suspect the vast bulk of what I do these days is in the comp. Nothing wrong with that, but it does skew what’s on the bench.

Just did the edges and a few of the details on the sarge. One more pass and he’s probably ready for decals and baseing.

Which is good, as I need the space for these guys:


Although before the techmarine gets paint I want to sink a magnet into his (metal) shoulder.

Also, supply drop to add to the pile of shame.


One librarian, and at least two DW terminators. Not sure where they are going to fit in the build queue, but the pile of shame grows.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

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I look forward to seeing how the Grey Knights turn out in their new roles.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
I look forward to seeing how the Grey Knights turn out in their new roles.


It’s a little odd, because I don’t have any normal terminators to steal parts from. I’ve got the spare bits from the horus heresy boxes, so capheracti and tarteros. But all my “regular” terminators are old metals. So if I just want to grab some normal shoulder pads, I’m out of luck.

I used the GK strike box to make regular power armored librarians, so one made from this box should fit in well. Deathwatch are not adverse to a little inquisition iconography, so building a few troopers should be fine. The question is if I want to use the two handed halberds as power axes, or just cheep out and give them swords/stormbolters. The axe is probably worth the point, but I try to keep counts-as to a minimum. I’ll probably give the librarian the staff for thematic reasons, even though a sword/axe is generally the superior choice.

Looking at the kit, plenty of fun options.

In other news did the touch-ups on the sarge, ready to be based. And magnetized the techmarine. Been a while since I sunk a drill bit into metal. Glad that’s a thing of the past. It wasn’t so bad, but plastic is nice for a lot of reasons.

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Rattling around waiting for The Boy to wake up, I actually did go back and compare what I painted for the competition and what was just random. Not as bad as I’d thought.

Non-comp:
1x Eldar grav platform w/ShurCan
8x Eldar Guardians
5x Eldar Scytheguard
1x JP Lt.
1x Repulsor
1x intercessor
1x scout
5x Deathwatch Intercessors

Comp:
10x Salamander Sternguard
1x Salamander Gravis Captain
1x Eldar Wraithlord
3x Eldar Windriders
1x Primaris Captain
2x Primaris Lts.
5x Scouts
3x Inceptors
1x Guiliman
1x Watch Captain Atemis
1x Hormaguant
3x Chaos Marauders
Nighthaunt Knight of shrouds on etherial steed
Nighthaunt Guardian of souls w/ Lantern
Nighthaunt Spirit Torment

23 vs. 35. So about 2/5ths of my total work. That’s not counting the spare bits and weapon swaps, which helps with the rounding error.

So far this year
1 PF sarge (almost done, so I’m going to count him)
2 arcoflagelents

vs.

1 Calgar
2 HG
3 LotD
3 intercessors
2 dreads
5 deathwatch

Significantly lower percentage. Also, my overall volume for the year is behind schedule for my 1-a-week goal. Need to get cracking on that. I’ve got a lot of fun stuff on the to-prime shelf, so once I get a new rattlecan, I think some motivation might return. I’d like to get some of the whistles and bells into the deathwatch squads to make them more viable as an army. The drive to get stuff painted to field is one of my primary tools. But when armies are pretty fleshed out, that falls away.

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Been working on cleaning these guys up in scraps of time. Ready for the prime shelf. Sarge is still waiting for decals and flock. He might wait until it’s more then just him, or I want to get him to the table, whichever comes first.

Put a layer of red down on the bonesinger. Part of me wanted to wait for the new contrast paints and use both him and the tech as testbeds for the new paints, but I can’t let half the month slip by. Going to paint them the old fashioned way.

Realized as I was going through the pile of shame with The Boy over the weekend that the agressors use terminator pads, so I can loot those sprues for spare parts as needed. Will help de-GK the terminators a bit.

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Leaving work is always a mess. There is a 4 way stop that feeds into a traffic light that backs up when everyone flees at the end of the day. Today was no different. So I’m sitting at the stop sign waiting to turn left, sitting still like everyone else while we wait for the light to turn. But if I go straight, that takes me to the Home Despot side of the parking lot. It’s a beautiful day out. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, but I can’t smell any propellant. I’ve been holding off priming more stuff because I know my rattlecan is on its last breath. I turn off my blinker, and go straight. A few minutes later, I’m walking out with a new can, and the traffic has cleared. Flash forward, and I was right about my can. It -almost- made it. I use the new can to finish up.



Not everything on the shelf that needed it, but a lot of stuff to help give me more things to paint and recapture some motivation.

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Ooooh man that's a priming box full of excitement right there!

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It is always nice when things work out. Looking forward to seeing it all get painted.
   
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The question is what to work on first. I’m leaning towards the WS. It’s something that my Eldar could actually use quite a bit. Plus it doesn’t take space on a painting handle and traditionally eldar vehicles paint up pretty quick.

Some progress and thoughts:


Getting some basecoats down on the old metals. Plugging away.

Clipping parts for a UM lib and 2xDW TDA. The chest bit that has the more robust psychic hood also has more inquasition iconography then I’d like for an ultra. Might just go with a basic chest, I don’t think I’ve got the knife skills to transplan the flairs. I think I am going to trim the hoods off the other two though. No need to keep them and it should be pretty simple.

Giving it more thought, I think they are all going to get axes. Well, halbards, but an easy counts-as. For one point more then a sword, they are significantly better. Even for the guys who are dedicated bullet sponges. The Lib might get magnets. Hard to build him without a staff. Wizards, even space-magic psychic ones, should always have a staff.

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You can never have enough wave serpents. Also looking forward to seeing that Bonesinger come together.

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Congrats on 6 years a blogger, Nev! Here's to another 6.

The dreadnought and wraithguard turned out fantastically. Love the pose on the wraithguard, a nice action pose to offset the normally static kit.

That techmarine is my favourite techmarine sculpt even if he is a little stumpy by today's standards.

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Totally agree. The Librarian should have a staff. As far as modding the chest goes, a little GS can fix the odd errant blade stroke if you decide to risk it.
   
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So some slow progress. I need to get back into the habit of forcing myself to the bench a little a day, just to keep things moving. I think I’m like every-other day at this point. And sometimes that’s just a single layer down.



He’s a little droopy here, as the poster tack holding together was done last night, and I just snapped that pic. I tried the two handed halbards, but after trying to position them for what seemed like forever, I decided that the swords looked pretty cool as well. Cut the hood off that guy. I think it looks OK, but does go against the common TDA aesthetic. I think he’s going to get a tilting shield once the arm gets glued on to help toughen up his looks a but.

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Some progress this morning. The Boy needs to finish up some back homework before the year ends, so we are alternating doing stuff together and him banging that out.

Bad focus, but shows the staff:


Painting:


Building:

Alt build with axe/sword. Magnetized at the wrist. Ultra icon might be a little over the top, but hey, it’s 40k, that’s normal. Head just stuck in there with poster tac, not sure I’ll end up using it. But probably will. Also debating sticking a back banner thing up top.

One of the things we did together was head to the FLGS to grab some paint. I picked up a red and brown contrast paint. He got a base blue and a green contrast. Will be interesting to see how they work.


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The two guys with Zandri Dust base (wraithbone for the singer, flesh for the tech). Over that a glaze of Darkoath Flesh contrast. (scroll up for before picture)



Drybrush with Bleached Bone.

Overall pretty happy. Good flow, nice tint, like the shade. Drybrush really brings it home. Quick, easy good.



Blood Angel Red is still wet here. Mostly over a Khrone Red base, although the sash is an older Blood Red. Not expecting much over dark bases

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Singer is basically done, just need to finish the base. I like what the contrast did to the robes. Subtle, but nice. Next time I do a cape I’ll put some highlights under it so the glaze smooths and deepens them. Tech is plugging along. A few more details, then the second blue, wash, etc. Plus his backpack and arm.

Father’s Day weekend was nice. I had The Boy for most of it (let him go early to spend time with his grandfather) but he had a lot of back homework to do before the year end, so not enough time for a game. He got me a Primaris Librarian, so I’ll put him together at some point.

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Singer looks great man, love the wraithbone.

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