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Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Thanks Guys. I appreciate the encouragement. I still have plenty of SW if I really want to game, but TBH, I'm more interested in the painting and modelling aspect right now.
There are so many conversion opportunities with some of the wonderfull new small companies offer bits, custom shoulderpads and so many other fiddly bitz to play with. I just wish I had another $5-600 to throw at the hobby. A company of nohing but FW marines would be awsome. :-P

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Hey wolf, coming along nicely. With the photos it's a little hard to see & make specific suggestions, but you might thinking about lining the recesses with a dark wash (use a brush) and some edge highlighting to make the pop a bit. My apologies if you already have these covered, as I said... hard to tell.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I'm really low on supplies (6 paints, and a can of spray primer and some plastic glue) , so no washes yet. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up some supplies on Wed or Thursday. Hence why everything is still WIP.

I'm hoping to pick up a box of IH, and some paints at the local GW, and some major re-enforcements in the nature of a pretty major swap with another Dakka member.

Really need some dullcoat (Purity seal) to dull down the minis too.



A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yeah, you want to protect the fruits of your labors... just came back from my FLGS over lunch and resupplied with paints and dullcoat... necessary supplies.

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





SoCal, United States

wolfshadow wrote:Thanks Guys. I appreciate the encouragement. I still have plenty of SW if I really want to game, but TBH, I'm more interested in the painting and modelling aspect right now.
There are so many conversion opportunities with some of the wonderfull new small companies offer bits, custom shoulderpads and so many other fiddly bitz to play with. I just wish I had another $5-600 to throw at the hobby. A company of nohing but FW marines would be awsome. :-P


Just sell your soul. I hear you can even trade it for sprues if you can't get cash. :p

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






PerilsoftheBrush wrote:
wolfshadow wrote:Thanks Guys. I appreciate the encouragement. I still have plenty of SW if I really want to game, but TBH, I'm more interested in the painting and modelling aspect right now.
There are so many conversion opportunities with some of the wonderfull new small companies offer bits, custom shoulderpads and so many other fiddly bitz to play with. I just wish I had another $5-600 to throw at the hobby. A company of nohing but FW marines would be awsome. :-P


Just sell your soul. I hear you can even trade it for sprues if you can't get cash. :p


I would, but my Soul is already heavily mortgaged for the promise of plastic Grey Knights.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





SoCal, United States

Haha. Sometimes you have to take out a second mortgage. So is life.

   
Made in us
Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest





Arlington TX, but want to be back in Seattle WA

wolfshadow wrote:I spend WAY too much time on Dakka. It's become something of an addiction. I tend to get fixated on forums once I become a member, and Dakka has such a wonderful scope of topics to discuss and comment on. Between here and my Gaming clan forums (Which I moderate), the forums for the computer games that I play, and a couple of other wargaming forums I can generally kill a 12 hour shift @ work with little to no problem.


I know what you mean. I am the same way at work as well. Its a good thing something like this exist, otherwise I would ACTUALLY have to do my job! Its like my break between breaks. I try to act like a stranger to the internet once I come home...I figure I can always jump on during the next work shift . So between Dakka and assembling my models at work, I stay pretty busy

4250 points of Blood Angels goodness, sweet and silky W12-L6-D4
1000 points of Teil-Shan (my own scheme) Eldar Craftworld in progress
800 points of unassembled Urban themed Imperial Guard
650 points of my do-it-yourself Tempest Guard
675 points of Commoraghs finest!

The Dude - "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man."

Lord Helmet - "I bet she gives great helmet."

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Well, no modelling updates as of yet. Hopefully that will change tomorrow and thursday.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to pick up an Iron Hands box @ the local GW. Thursday, I'm hoping to complete a major trade that will significantly augment my chapters combat abilities.


Anyhow, a bit of fluff. I've tossed a few ideas around. This is what I've come up with so far:

Background Chapter: Ebon Gauntlets

Sucessor Chapter to the Iron Hands Space Marines, they follow the Codex Astartes, but have a significantly higher % of marines that have visible cybernetic Augmetics, as they have some of the same reverence for the Omnissah that their parent chapter does.

The Ebon Gauntlets are a fleet based chapter, who recruit on worlds that they campaign on, with particularly noteworthy members of the PDFs and sometimes particularly brave members of the Imperial Guard that they have fought with are offered the chance to test to undergo the process of becoming a Space Marine. They are Fleet Based, as their homeworld was destroyed by a Necron incursion, wiping out their Fortress Monestary, and causing heavy losses to the reserve companies of the Chapter, which they have still not recovered from.
As such, the Chapter has a virulent hatred for the Necrontyr, and will sometimes divert away from whatever their current primary mission is to destroy any Necrontyr forces they may encounter. Their hatred of the Necrontyr has resulted in a fairly cordial relationship with the Ordo Xenos of the Inquisition, with many Veteran Marines serving with the DeathWatch, and almost all members of the chapter command structure, Librarians, Chaplains, and line Command Staff have served in the DeathWatch at one time or another, and many still wear the DeathWatch shoulder pad to honor that service. Many veterans still use the Ancient DeathWatch pattern bolters in their tireless fight against the Xenos threats to the Imperium.

The Chapter has ancient ties still with the Ordo Mechanicus, and the Chapter has a higher than average number of Techmarines. The Master Of the Forge frequently sees direct combat, overseeing operations and maintaining watch on the # of Dreadnuaghts and Thunderfire Cannons that the Chapter fields.

They also maintain an ancient SuperHeavy Fellblade tank that they TechMarines will, on dire need, remove it from Stasis, and field it from their primary Battle Barge.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






So I managed to grab myself a box of Devestators, aws well as some crazglue and some azureman blue and badab black wash.

Yay.

Gods above, I'm hoping the sswap shop is kind with the availablity of the minis I want to get for this army over the next few months, otherwise I'm going broke.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






After a pretty massive trade witha fellow Dakkaite, I now have more than enough models to keep me going for a while. I placed an order with maxmini for some Bionic bitz, and I'm hoping to order a box or 2 of Iron Hands from GW at some point, which aside for a tank or 2, should leave me in pretty good shape for this army, with plenty of bitz left over.

I'm really hoping that they give us a plastic Libby at some point. That would make for some nice conversion/kitbash possbilites.

If the wife hasnt hijacked the camera, hopefully I'll have soem pics later on today.




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Slightly better pic.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2010/12/03 15:57:26


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Stalwart Skittari




California

Looking good. I think that an IronHands successor has the best potential.
I like the blue marines. The only thing that bothers me, is the guy with a powerfist, thats pointing at the ground.

Black Fists 1st Company Thread
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BITZ SEARCH!!!! PLEASE HELP?? (link)

I am accepting commissions for Forgeworld building. I know many of you may love Forgeworld, but I'd just love to get my hands on something just to build it, you can keep it. You don't even have to pay me! Just for the product!  
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






shortsonfire79 wrote:Looking good. I think that an IronHands successor has the best potential.
I like the blue marines. The only thing that bothers me, is the guy with a powerfist, thats pointing at the ground.


He's a kitbash from some De-chaos'd CSM. One of my first test minis for the scheme. I really liked the PF, but also really liked his bolt pistol, which closely resembles a DW patter bolter. Hes posed looking down the sights/tageter of the BP shooting at somthing. Having the PF upwards without bending the arm looked kind of silly. Basically he was from parts that I wanted to use but only had a few available. Not sure if he's going to stay put together at all. He may be 'sacrificed' for the benifit of the imperium. (IE used for parts.)

I'm not sure where I got those MK1 helmets. I think I might have either bitz ordered them or bought an Iron Warriors box or somthing. They are metal.

Anyone point out where they are from. I bought them so long ago I don't remember.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Got to muck around with some models @ work:




A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut







EDIT... ignore my insanity, due to the internet I am forced to tolerate at this moment i thought I was posting in a different thread.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/12/13 10:27:49


Happiness is Mandatory!

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






btemple0 wrote:Well, I know that on LBursley's website that he has a tutorial where he airbrushes a space wolf, maybe you can get some ideas from there.


I will gladly look into all the airbrushng tutorials once I have an airbrush.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I really have to figure out how to get some decent photos. The ppics really dont show the detail on the minis that well. I didnt get all that much done this weekend as I actually had to do 'work' while @ work yesturday.

Hoping that the OT that I have to work this holiday season gives me a nice bit of $ for models. We shall see what comes from the swap shop as well. :-)

I have my eye on quiet a few conversions. I want to see if I can find someone to sculpt me a 1 head for artificer type armour, and then maybe make a few extras.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Jacksonville, FL.

Practice Practice Practice. All I can say about taking pictures.

Shiny! 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Best advice I can offer for photos no matter what they are, make sure your light source is in front of the model. If the light is bright behind your model it will always be a dark picture.

Looking good btw

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:Best advice I can offer for photos no matter what they are, make sure your light source is in front of the model. If the light is bright behind your model it will always be a dark picture.

Looking good btw


You know, thatas a surprisingly straightforward, obvious piece of advice that will probably help my photos immensely.

And thanks.

Hoping to get a bit done a bit later on. Gotta love night shift.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






So things have be quiet on the modelling front for the past few days. Been working the swap shop pretty hard though, and should have some bitz and reiforcements on the way soon. I also caved, and bought 2 boxes of Iron Hands off the GW website, along with the Techmarine with Servo Harness. (Potential MOTF)

Also went out today and hit a couple of local business for some sensible purchases.

A Bitz box and 2 Micropens. Micropens are surprisingly cheap and holy **** is the tip tiny. .07mm

I got a black one and a red one.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Some progress shots.

Termies




Dev Squad (Mostly done)



More Devs/A WIP Dread














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A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






I really like the amount of "Chaos" you have in your force. Gives it a pre-Heresy look and feel.

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:I really like the amount of "Chaos" you have in your force. Gives it a pre-Heresy look and feel.


Yeah. Thats mostly some old Iron Warriors heads that I had floating around, and a handful of Chaos Space Marines that I had that got chopped up and 'purified' for the benifit of the cause.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Hey wolf... have you decided how you're going to do the bases?

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Gitsplitta wrote:Hey wolf... have you decided how you're going to do the bases?


Not yet. Prob something to do with sand and rocks, as I live right next to a beach and basing materials are free.

My last ones were pretty simply done with PVA and sand.

I want to get my hands on some cork for 'rock' but TBH, it migh just be easier to go down to the beach and pick up some real rocks.

EDIT: Anyone have any ideas on how to do a Psychic hood from plastic? I'm going to do my Libby out of a plastic kitbash, prob with one of those bloody awsome new Kromlech Kopesh' for a force weapon. I really dont like most of the metal libbys.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/12/13 15:30:40


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

You might experiment with colors and textures. The right base with colors that compliment/contrast the figure can really make it stand out. I don't think my figures would look anywhere near as good as they do without the basing system I cooked up.

I'm not suggesting you use MY basing system mind you... but I think considering carefully how the base will interact with the figure can make a big difference in the overall effect.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Oh, I definately will contemplate the basing scheme. I may hold off on basing for a while so I can figure out a scheme once I have the budget for some decent basing supplies. I dont even have any PVA glue on hand at the moment.

And I really am stoked to get into converting/modding some minis, but so much of that is on hold waiting for bitz and ordered stuff to arrive in the mail. Even my 2 IH boxes from GW haven't arrived yet.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut







Maybe you could take a small diameter thin walled piece of PVC pipe, and then use some actual wires from something like a cat-5 cable or some guitar or other wires, to fabricate a psychic hood.

Happiness is Mandatory!

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






btemple0 wrote:Maybe you could take a small diameter thin walled piece of PVC pipe, and then use some actual wires from something like a cat-5 cable or some guitar or other wires, to fabricate a psychic hood.


Yeah, I'm looking around at various conversions.

And WOOT! I just got 10 Deathwatch Bolters in the mail thanks to a trade with a Dakka user (Thanks fett14622) Looking forward to making some SternGaurd vets with them. Now I just need my GW shipment to come in.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
 
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