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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Everything is so clean, your conversion-work and your painting is just so crisp, amazing stuff, love the last chimera

   
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Regular Dakkanaut



South East London

Well guys, I didn't realise I hadn't updated my plog for quite so long!

Admittedly that's probably because my "hobby slacking" has been worse than ever, I was doing really well but then lost all motivation to paint.

I do have some pics to show though, although not much, but thought I would prove I was still alive!

So some progress on the Vendetta. The majority of the highlighting on the hull is done and I have started on the decals. This is the first time I have used proper decal products and varnishes and I have to say it is worth it and makes a hell of a difference. Of course I probably should have dusted it before taking the photos, and apologies for the crappy pics too, time for a new camera me thinks.....










And the reason this bloomin' thing has taken so long, the hand painted over a black undercoat white underside!

[img width=600 height=450]http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af307/MacraggePDF/DSC00925.jpg[/img]

I won't ever make that mistake again, it took about a month to get this bit painted, it has about 7 or 8 stupidly thin layers to get it white, but it's still not 100% smooth, but will do for this one. Next one I paint will get airbrushed though!

And I have also done a tiny bit more work on the Vet Squad. I got rid of the melta gun as I didn't like the way it overhung the base, so he now has a lasgun. I did make up a couple of melta gunners to replace him though, still got to drill out the barrels on these guys.

And I also made up another Vet, this one stopping for a cigarette, which I have yet to green stuff (and his arm's held on with blue tac for now).





Anyway, sorry it's such a tiny update, I have benn neglecting the painting side of things a bit recently but hope to resolve that.

As always cheers for looking.

"Dig in and wait for Winter" 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

tiny? TINY? Seriously - an awesome update. Beautiful, classy work as always. Lot o' win there.

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Regular Dakkanaut



South East London

Hey guys,

Well once again, it's been a while!

I have been a bit out of the hobby for the last few months, but things seem to be getting back on track so I have some updates for you.

I have been doing some more work on the army's transports, so I have some Chimeras for you.

First up is my "counts as" Straken's personal transport.

HQ: Company Command Chimera









It's only when you see these things on a big computer monitor that you realise there are a few things to sort out!

The gunner has something stuck to his breastplate and the highlighting on that needs redoing. And I have forgotten to paint a few bits, but it is still work in progress so not finished yet.

I have 3 more Chimeras to show, plus other stuff but don't want to bombard everybody with pics so early in the morning.

"Dig in and wait for Winter" 
   
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Courageous Silver Helm




Amsterdam

I think you have showed applaudable creativity in your pdf and the end result looks very good.

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Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos






Great conversion work in ths thread.

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Neophyte undergoing Ritual of Detestation





United Kingdom

The painting is soo crisp and just lovely and clean...and loving the conversion work going on

Very high quality work

Keeping an eye on this

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Regular Dakkanaut



South East London

Cheers guys,

I have to say the conversions have been the most fun part.

I already had a Cadian army, but wanted to do something a bit different when the most recent IG Codex came out, and I already had an Ultramarines army with tons of bits left over so it kind of went from there.

The army is taking a lot longer than planned though, but that's because I keep getting distracetd.

OK, so a bit more of the same, this time the transports for the Infantry Platoon.

Troops: Tactical 190








Troops: Tactical 450





Troops: Platoon Command








Still a fair bit to do on these, I have to varnish some decals (only spotted I had missed them when I uploaded the photos), finish off a couple of bits and then do a tiny bit of weathering on them.

"Dig in and wait for Winter" 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Yowch. So very, very pretty. And blue IG always a good look Love the lenswork, esp.

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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord







This is fantastic, you've got a beautifully painted force that's stuffed with creative conversions.

I love this kind of blog.

I doth my cap to you good sir!

Keep it up!

   
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Blood-Raging Khorne Berserker




Fife, Scotland

This thread is awesome! Love all the subtle conversions and the neat crisp painting. I'll be watching this definitely.

   
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Melbourne, Australia

Simply Amazing. Great clean and crisp paint jobs! Completely flawless!

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Slippery Ultramarine Scout Biker





Milpitas, California

Just an awesome job man!! AWESOME!! You've inspired me to finish my lot of Ultra's!!! several years int he making lol.. Love how you've added the IG element in there too. Are you going to possibly add a Bane Blade in there too

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Fixture of Dakka






Columbia, SC (USA)



Wow! Lovely work, especially on the vehicle lenses and vision blocks. I'm also a fan of your lighter colors for the PDF's uniforms and the vehicle stowage.


   
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Nasty Nob






Gardner, MA

Awesome work!! Brilliant move going with the PDF. Love your work. More purity seals please

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Honored Helliarch on Hypex





Canada

I hope you don't mind, but after seeing your Chimeras, I will definitely be doing something similar with the few tanks in my guard army. I honestly hate the look of the Chimera, but after you added that predator turret; it somehow seems right.

Great work.
   
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The Beach

That's an expensive looking army, lol. Looks great too. The idea of Ultramarines with supporting PDF was the theme between my Space Marine and Imperial Guard armies. I like how you have mixed Space Marine and Guard tech to show the influence of the Ultramarines resources on their PDF. The Predameras are awesome, though I worry the placement of the turret mechanism and such would interfere with its troop carrying ability. But hey, it isn't like 40K was ever about realism. The Valkyrie looks spectacular. Makes you wish GW had done half as good of a job with the Storm Raven and not ended up with that abortion it turned out to be.

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine






Absolutely beautiful army. Thanks for sharing.

   
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Conroe, TX

An incredibly polished army, keep up the good work!

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Manhunter





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They are painted SO nicely!
Well, if I start IG, I know what color scheme I will do

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Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte





Mellrichstadt, Germany

Great stuff! The clean painting looks really good and I like the imperial Ultramar-theme.

   
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Secretive Dark Angels Veteran






I dont know where to start. This is one of the best IG armies Ive ever seen! The painting is perfect, infantry conversions superb, and the chimeras are perfect. I love how you kit bashed your whole army. Cant believe I just found this thread. Carry on sir.
   
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Fireknife Shas'el





Reedsburg, WI

I love your converted Chimeras! What is the scheme for painting the canvas rolls on the vehicles?

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Regular Dakkanaut



South East London

Well it's been a while since I updates this, and admittedly i don't have a huge amount to show, but I have started two new armies since I began this project, which isn't much of an excuse I know...

Tiny bit more work on the Manticore:



And the army needed some higher AV so in goes a Russ:





The Russ needs to get painted for a tournament so hopefully I should have some progress shots for that soon.


"Dig in and wait for Winter" 
   
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I just read your first post in this thread. You are my long lost brother haha I can never finish anything and I do the same thing with planning new armies

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Regular Dakkanaut



South East London

Hi guys,

Well it's been a while hasn't it?

Unfortunately had a fairly crap start to the year, split up with the missus in January, and in between sorting out my flat etc I haven't really been getting much hobby done of late.

On the bright side though it means I now have a lot more time to paint.

So I have steadily getting back to my man dollies, and have some new pics.

As usual nothing is finished at this stage, but i am currently working on 4 different armies and keep flitting from one to the other.

First up we have some Ultramarines Rhinos, and yes there is a reason there are six of them with Tactical markings........ I must be mental!

Ultramarines Rhinos - Second Company




Next up is the third full Tactical Squad which is almost finished, so half way there.....

Ultramarines Tactical Squad - 2nd Company




Then the beginnings of a Scout bike squad.

Ultramarines Scout Bikes






And some progress on the rough riders.

Macragge PDF Rough Riders










And then just because I am more than a little bit excited about 6th edition, and stoked about the new allies rules here is my army in full, which I can use in standard games.

It's almost as if GW were reading my blog.






"Dig in and wait for Winter" 
   
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Painting Within the Lines




Your painting skills are really good. You've made me almost like the ultramarines
   
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Preparing the Invasion of Terra






Brisbane, Australia

I agree with Krimsun, you'z startin' ta make me like dem ultra marines

Multiple thin coats are always better than one thick coat.
 
   
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Novice Knight Errant Pilot





Stockholm Forge District; Skandian Hive Collectives

Good to see you are still at it StraightSilver. Top-notch painting and modelling as always.

I can understand that you are happy with the ally-rules, as are I with my Alpha Legion army too. Legion operatives for meee!

I have a little hobby-thread going in the P&M section. Some say it's the best blog on Dakka, some don't agree, most belive it would be better if I finished at least one project some time this century and not just kept starting new ones.
Check it out, you just might like it.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/385168.page 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut



South East London

Little bit chuffed, made the GW homepage today.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/wnt/blog.jsp?pid=2800044

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