Switch Theme:

Quest for Perfection, Crimson fists & Helbrute  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Ohhh yes - I'm subscibed to your thread. I love your big old school army - It is bigger than mine.

If you mean by that can you steal my paint scheme (mars regiment) then yes. On the other hand if you want to buy them, yes but with reservations (I guess I will have to think about it basically) I have a few duplicates that I could paint up and sell for sure but I'm not sure about the rest. I had always intended to sell on eventually - so I can buy more and paint them too (never ending hobby for someone with limited space and money).

I have two squat heavys one special weapon!! but no trikes or bikes (too expensive - people keep outbidding me)

   
Made in gb
Hubcap





Yorkshire

I had a sneaky look at ebay yesterday, do you price your bids at 99p per model or 99p for the job lot?



 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

well You would be increadibly lucky to win a job lot at 99p but some people do start them at 99p to encourage bidders


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Its my birthday! So there probably won't be ny more posts that make sense today. In anticipation of that, here is what i did today with my day off. I think there is a definite improvement since the last one



This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/09/08 16:40:37


   
Made in ca
Neophyte undergoing Ritual of Detestation





canada

Very nice and crisp! keep em coming!

In death you shall serve!
 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





New York, Technocratic People's Republic of Vinnland

Happy Birthday! Go on, treat yourself... get some more squats!

Oh yeah - and those new paint jobs on the marines are excellent.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/09/09 01:20:36


My blog about old minis, painting, restoring, sculpting: http://gholascale.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

@ Weety! Nah...I meant the uniforms were similar so they might be closet sigmarites! Haha.I don't think I should get more models-I am running out of workspace already, and apparently I need to get some Griffons and Dragons.

I shall look up this mars regiment! I like the respirator on the SM. If you don't mind I will half inch that - as I think I have the same model.

I really like the look of your SMs. Are you just drybrushing the bolters? Can you give me some tips - your painting is clearer than mine!


Makati Marauders Gaming and Painting Club.
 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Thanks everyone. Birthday was great! my car passes its M.O.T. which is the best present ever and has never happened to me before!

Monoknok - I havn't seen your paint scheeme yet - looking forward to it. You have beastmen? always wanted some 40k beastmen. And I concur, your army is to big to buy more!!

The boltgun was gently dry brushed with boltgun metal, very small amount of. then I highlighted the edges in mithril silver and washed with armour wash - or was it the other way around?

Ambull you are totally right - I will go shop immediately - Good hangover cure

   
Made in us
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





I really like your scheme, very crisp and classy.
   
Made in us
Yellin' Yoof





Portland, OR

Awesome collection of old minis. I wish I had the time/money to hunt down all my old favorites on ebay.

I really love the old imperial assassin you've got.

DA:80-SGM+B++++I+Pw40K97/re-D+A+/areWD213R++T(M)DM++
Morbog is movin' on up (RT inspired orks)
 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Nice, feel the old-skool love Nice crisp painting too, good stuff, looking forward to more.

And just to throw my tuppence-ha'pennys worth in I use Fairy Power Spray to strip old minis, squirt, leave for 15 minutes, scrub with a toothbrush - works with metal and plastics and has been stripping my 20 year old enamel of some of mine

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

That sounds promising! Thanks for all the feedback. I will do some more soon.

   
Made in au
Dakka Veteran




Brisbane, OZ

I was in a bidding war with you for those marines. You bastard.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Also Adrian Mole books were halarious.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/09/10 00:07:41


Son can you play me a memory? I'm not really sure how it goes... 
   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

If they are solid metal meth (spirit) is the way to go....however - if do not do it if there is any plastic!!

Makati Marauders Gaming and Painting Club.
 
   
Made in gb
Deadly Tomb Guard





London, England

Sir, you are my hero! A really lovely idea, I will be following this blog closely. Seeing these has brought back alot of fond memories

DR:80S+G+M++B+I+Pwhfb92#-D++A++/cWD153R++T(M)DM+

Stick Damn You! - Painting, Modelling and Yodeling... 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Ordo dakka -Youlooked closely at that photo, love adrian mole.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
I'm a bit of an ebay shopaholic I'm afraid!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/09/10 07:57:12


   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

The Squats have arrived and they are lovely, There's a dude with a plasma gun, a vox caster/musician, a guy who looks like a squat commisar with a hand flamer and a pirate with a peg leg. Oh and two chaos squats. The normal chaos backpack seems too big for em so I might try and build a smaller one If I get the time. Haven't got around to doing any painting for a while what with birthday and social round.




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Finished the Guards woman. But its too dark in here for photos. I must get a daylight bulb and a light box


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Just a bit of shameless self publication now - These have been in the gallery for ages, but I feel like putting them in the thread as they are the core of my painted Rogue Trader army and provide a good background for the things to come. It also gives me something to do while I wait for the light conditions to improve - I swear I'm going Long-sighted and I cant take any pictures.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2010/09/10 22:23:24


   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

I finally finished private vaskez. She is not to bad - Although the sunlight from one side is washing out the right eye a bit and making it look like she has a serious cataract



Next up - More necromunda and space marines. Please leave some feedback - any suggestions on how to do the bases would be great - anyone here with experience drilling and pinning minis to resin bases? I love the resin bases bit i fear my guardsmen have very skinny legs and might not be suitable - I also have some sand from the beach I can use for gravel


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Right. Kid kyoto requested clearer pictures of the unpainted ones


This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/09/11 11:42:04


   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Nice! I love the old Ultramarine with his cape and the old Librarian with a 2 handed grip.

 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Thanks Kid.

Did some painting yesterday and tried out my beach sand for basing. Basing worked great, I based one of my random minis - this nurgle marine, and I'm pleased with the results

Then I painted another RT marine. Stil having trouble with up-close smoothness. It doesn't really matter when you look at them with the naked eye, but the camera is cruel. So I went to GW today and got some proper spary primer - which is much smoother tan the crappy car primer I was using. So there should be a marked improvement soon.

   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

Do you dip you models in something? I am sure I read somewhere that you are supposed to dip models...


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Beach sand...is that just beach sand painted? Sorry...I am trying to work out how to base my oopers.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/09/13 07:33:05


Makati Marauders Gaming and Painting Club.
 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Yeah its beach sand! I live next to the coast so its easy - I would recomend getting very fine sand and then some corser sand for when you want it. If you just walk along a beach for long enough you will find different grades of sand. Its a nice walk too.

Dipping - well all the ones I did a while ago (most of the imperial guard and the goblins and the squats) I dipped in a mixture of fleash wash and green wash which is my best approximation of devlin mud. Its a sort of all round shade which will do for most things - although from there I had to repaint the skin tones and squat beards.

More recently I have not used this and I add washes were and when needed. What I do do is after I spray them with white primer I wash all over with armour wash to give a shaded grey base - this eems to help me with neatness and picking out detail.

If you have a bit of cash to burn look up army painter dipping wash as It looks like a really quick and easy way to shade an army


   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

They sell the washes in the hobby store here (manila)...do I literally just dip them in it? Sorry I am going a little bit of topic, but you have nicely painted minies which are basically the same as mine...except they are nicely painted! haha

Makati Marauders Gaming and Painting Club.
 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

work in progress on my medic. He needs more doing yet



Automatically Appended Next Post:
well you can just dip em and then shake them off. But if you drop the mini when yoy shake then its a disaster. Or you can just load up a brush and wipe it on all over. You might still need to shake, depending on how much wash is on. Shaking just removes the excess


Automatically Appended Next Post:
I never shook the imperial guard. I just kinda wiped my finger over the raised areas to take off a bit of the excess

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2010/09/13 10:40:06


   
Made in gb
Hubcap





Yorkshire

another way of doing it is to use a second, dry brush to leach some of the excess ink.

I water my inks down lots and slowly build the layers up. but more often than not i get impatient!



 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

OOO I love your farseer anthony

   
Made in gb
Hubcap





Yorkshire

thanks, I've gotta get some more of my painted stuff up, have 90% finished another farseer, and Ghazgull's done too...



 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Is he the new ghazgull? I haven't seen him yet. Used to have the older one.

Speaking of Ghazgul Thraka I have just gotten the first edition version of his ultimate nemisis, Commissar Yarrick. He is a little smaller than the second edition one, but full of character and I'm looking forward to painting his flag

   
Made in gb
Hubcap





Yorkshire

I think he's the new one, not sure though...

it's a massive version of him in mega armor. I've got an old one about someplace.



 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Here's a fascinating piece of lead:


I got this elegant beauty for 99p plus 2 pound postage.
its made out of all the same parts as the wraithlord but its got no arms or torso. I have a feeling that it was a cheaper alternative they had back in 2nd edition. Not sure, will do research. Anyone can tell me and save me the effort.

But seriously 99p!!! I have a feeling I'm going yellow and blue for my craftworld colour scheme, Nearly got an army now!!

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






That looks like some-one has built a Scout Walker. It was a homebrew variation on the War Walker/Wraithlord components by a Mr Rupert Hammerton Fraser (a Golden Daemon winner, apparently), the 2nd edition rules and datafax for which were featured in Citadel Journal issue 8.
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: