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It's all superb quality..


-looks over at my shelf and cries-

 
   
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I love your background pic - and of course the minis in front of it - I dont suppose you would do individual close ups of the malifux?

   
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Hey thanks, I wanted to paint up something simple as a backdrop--I LOVE world building! Yeah I kind of messed up those pics...I zoomed in from a distance instead of putting the camera closer. There's a lot of detail that I didn't capture there so I'll see if I can get some pics posted before I leave for the Canadian wilderness for a month.


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Well putting the camera up close is definitely the way to go.

Here's some much better pics...


Malifaux:

Ortega Clan

Perdita Ortega:





Francisco:



Santiago:





Nino:





Papa Loco:



Desperate Mercenary 2:









And some better pics of my Land Raider Redeemer, Terminator sgt and Dreadnought:

Cyberskull is scratch built



I love these extra large bases for dreadnoughts etc, it's like a diorama!
























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Quick question: drop pods - worth it or not?

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Well it's been nearly a month and I've made some progress. I've bought a thunderfire cannon (absolutely one of the hardest, quirkiest, pain in the ass models I've ever seen from GW) and am working on painting it up. Played a game with it too, and it seemed like a decent unit.

I've also just basecoated another 10 marine tactical squad, and painted an old school librarian in power armor.

And keeping with my focus of recycling old models I already own, I've completely refurbished and remodeled the original style Predator model, complete with magnetized heavy bolter sponsons and autocannon, with many extra bits.

Lastly, I scored a land speeder cheap off ebay, and bought a vindicator tank for next month.

I will have no problem fielding 2500 pts now.

Also used all the random, homeless models I had to create a rough draft of a 5 man vanguard veteran squad.

Haven't got anything done on my dark elves, nor malifaux.

I did however acquire 3 starter kits for warmachine: the protectorate, cyrx and khador I think, plus the card decks, for not a lot of money. =)

Also, on a lark, I stripped and repainted several Eldar models that were lying at the bottom of my bits box, and repainted them in a very militaristic, desert-themed style. I've always wanted to see Eldar painted differently than the traditional colors.

Will post some pics here later today!

 
   
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Well I finally got around to uploading the pics. I'm at work in Canada, so I wont be able to work on my army for a month.

Here's some pics!

Librarian:

This is an OLD model here, mid 80s perhaps? Still relevant though, and he will be playable.



Tactical Squad:

This will be the third tactical squad, mostly (~85%) composed of the original Rogue Trader plastic marine boxed set. I was missing many arms, guns and heads, so there was a little bit of substitution from other models going on here. This squad will field a missile launcher, plasma gun and Sgt. has a storm bolter.



Vanguard Veterans:

I've always loved the idea of elite close combat marines, but have been hesitant based on the many negative comments here on this site and others concerning them. But, who gives a crap? I'm gonna make some anyways, out of various pieces and bits I have. I still need jump packs, and I saw another cool thread here where a guy magnetized the backpacks, so he could swap them out. I like that, gives you some options.

This build I have here would be fairly expensive, and the jump packs would make them even more so. Might not get much actual game use, but they will sure look cool!



Predator Destructor:

Had this tank for ages. Originally I had painted it as looted Ork tank. Then, I stripped the paint off it and restored it as best as possible to its original state. After letting it sit that way in a box for many months, thinking of ways I could beef it up and make it look good, I finally came up with this after a bit of inspiration. I'm pleased with the results.

There are many pieces from many different kits here, including mecha, tanks, sheet styrene, wires, guitar string. I decided to not go for the original lascannons that came with the model, due to their ambiguity (and points cost). So, the heavy bolters were leftovers from a razorback kit I built, along with the hunter killer missile. I'm especially happy with the turret detail and can't wait to give it a filthy, muddy, war-torn paint job!



Magnetized sponsons:



 
   
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Hey again...been awhile lol!

I've not been slack though!

I've done some more work on my predator, given it a basecoat of macarius solar orange and then given it an oil-based wash from AK interactive products. That stuff works REAL nice, highly recommended.

I did some work on the tracks, mainly I thought they looked wimpy and basic:



So I simply overlaid them with some rubber tracks from a Tamiya M113 Vietnam era APC:



Here's some of the details on the front. Note the terminator codpieces.



Some details on the top:



Close up of the turret and cyber skull. I love the way the oil-based wash works, gives such amazing definition to every detail:



Here's a little glamour shot:



And lastly a pic of the old paint job I'd given it. It was supposed to be an Ork looted tank.




Ok, also been hard at work on completing a 3rd ten man tactical squad. Unfortunately most of the pics I took of them turned out bad...out of focus and stuff. Ill have to work on that later. Also have more or less finished a thunderfire cannon, assembled but haven't painted a demolisher cannon.

Finally I have another 10 man squad that I'm going to re-purpose as assault marines and an experimental squad that I'll convert into vanguard vets. And then there's my old-ass lead terminators, 8 in number. They're near and dear to me and will be a squad of deep strilke tactical termies, unless I decide to get another land raider...god the sickness!!!



 
   
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Lordy, that Predator is a work of art. Amazing work on updating the RT-era model!

--B.


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Briancj wrote:Lordy, that Predator is a work of art. Amazing work on updating the RT-era model!

--B.



Thanks bud! It's been fun making use of old bits I've collected to upgrade that tank.
I've already played a game with it and it performed well. I'm so stoked I'm going home today
From a month in the Canadian wilderness...ive been jonesing for some
Painting and gaming!

 
   
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Come to Boston, we'll game!

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LOVE the old school models, ESPECIALLY the Predator!

Nice color scheme too, orange and white together is nice!

Looking forward to more...

   
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That's some amazing stuff you have there. The predator is pretty slick looking. I also really liked your Land Raider.

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I love the color scheme you've got! You'll be king of the LGS every October.

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Seriously, great weathering work. How do you do all the different brown and black stains? It's not just citadel washes I presume?

And I think the old predator looks ace, no need to fancy it up.
   
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Love the predator

   
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Really excellent and inspiring army. The restoration of the Pred is great. The Dread is awesome, and the weathering in general. Great Land Raider. Probably my favorite is the Sternguard squad and the Sgt/Captain. That's an outstanding old model, and you've given him a suitably great paintjob.

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Almarine wrote:Love
Those
Marines

Seriously, great weathering work. How do you do all the different brown and black stains? It's not just citadel washes I presume?

And I think the old predator looks ace, no need to fancy it up.


Actually I have used 100% citadel washes until I switched to the AK-Interactive oil-based wash. I primarily use Devlan Mud thinned down with Tamiya X20-A thinner, and occasionally black wash.

 
   
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Cave_Dweller wrote:



So this one, you just made little pools of badab/devlan? or were the darker areas painted dark?
   
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have you been planning on this for a year now because i know i takes me a while to paint this much stuff let alone a month or two before a holiday


 
   
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Top notch thread - love the old school marines, the theme and the paintwork - subscribed!

Laney
   
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tkrettler91 wrote:have you been planning on this for a year now because i know i takes me a while to paint this much stuff let alone a month or two before a holiday


Yup I started painting this army last October.

@ Almarine

That was the very first guy I painted in this livery, so the technique was a little different. I wasn't using the standardized process I've streamlined now. I think on that figure I spent quite a lot of time shading with various browns and blacks and then highlighting with very thinned down paint to bring out the flat surfaces. I wasn't using devlan mud at that point.

@ Laney

Thanks bud!


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Well it's good to be home, and even better to be doing some serious hobbying! I've assembled and primed a Vindicator tank and contemptor pattern dreadnought, both of which are totally awesome looking models. That Contemptor really towers over everything and will be a centerpiece of my army. I plan on fielding it as a venerable dreadnought or regular dread, and have magnetized the arms so I can switch to something else if I feel like it.

Here's the contemptor with my new (old lead!!) termie librarian for scale:



Also, I've been interested in the idea of a diorama/enclosure/display case for my army, and finally decided to do something about it. About a hundred bucks later, here's what I've built:



It has built in fluorescent lighting, and I'm going to paint a backdrop image for it, as well as sculpted terrain that matches the bases of my army:



I decided rather than simply paint the square box as the backdrop, I should make it curve and wrap around to better make an immersive world for the army, and after scouring home depot for a cheap material to do this, I figured for sale signs etc would work best.



I've gorilla glued them in and there is some seams but hopefully it won't be too obvious when I paint it up:



I'm using insulation foam to sculpt the terrain, and this will be a challenge to get right. I'm also trying to decide if I want to use some chicken wire and plaster of paris on top to further the ground work, or simply go with the foam. My whole army is magnetized, so they'll stick to the chicken wire if I decide to go that route.

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Cave_Dweller wrote:
That was the very first guy I painted in this livery, so the technique was a little different. I wasn't using the standardized process I've streamlined now. I think on that figure I spent quite a lot of time shading with various browns and blacks and then highlighting with very thinned down paint to bring out the flat surfaces. I wasn't using devlan mud at that point.

Well I really like the effect, he looks extremely down to business. The predator turned out gorgeous too, missed it last post.
   
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Wow! The army keeps getting better and better.

The army display is looking pretty nice too. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.



The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
   
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i like the idea of painting a backdrop and i love how you have made the old beakies look cool




NUMBER 1 MOST DESIARABLE THING IN THE WORLD IS DEVLAN MUD FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY BADAB BLACK then food and water  
   
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I've done some more work on my display case, mainly just put the basics of a background in and some preliminary sculpting of the terrain. I used oil paints, which I instantly regretted due to how frigging long they take to dry. Weeks, literally. I use oils quite a lot now on all my models, as you can get some subtle effects that aren't really do-able with acrylics only. But the main drawback is the extreme drying time.



Also basecoated my Contemptor. It sure is an awesome model, although hideously expensive.


 
   
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Traveling at the moment, anchorage and then off to Canada for a month (gonna be cold!). But, I did get in a fair amount of work done. Anymore it seems like I have modeling ADHD...juggling several models and projects all at once.

So, I've more or less completed my display case and will post some pics of it soon as I download them from my camera. Also base coated my vindicator and played a game with it and the predator. They're both kick ass tanks! The vindicator destroyed a dreadnought with a shot that deviated fortuitously and the predator laid down a withering hail of fire and killed several terminators. I'd seriously consider getting another vindicator after seeing how powerful they are.

I also put a heavy oil wash over the contemptor and it's looking good. Haven't used it in a game yet...I have too many elites to choose from now I think. I'm also gonna buy a plasma cannon and auto cannon for it, as that seems like a slam dunk load out. Might also get dual auto cannons for my old lead dreadnought from forge world or other alternatives.

Lastly, in curiosity for the new necron releases I bought a kit of warriors, mainly just to have something different to paint. Painting so much orange does get tedious. I'm painting it in a desert khaki scheme and think I've got a pic of it to post later.

 
   
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Stuck in Red Lake, ON, due to weather so thought I'd download those pics!

Here's the foam cut to the basic terrain layout.



Next I soaked paper towels in plaster of paris and laid them over the foam.



I added quite a lot more plaster of paris and eventually brushed sand and white glue over the whole thing and painted it with polly-S railroad acrylics



The paint ended up cracking quite badly over the entire thing! I guess it soaked into the plaster, which wasn't fully dry. I was kind of rushing the whole thing. But, it does sort of work as mud cracks, so it's not a disaster.



To hide the cracks and add more depth I applied a heavy wash of a polly-s paint called black oil or something like that, which surprise surprise, has a subtle oily sheen. It's actually quite a nice color. Also added some fires and smoke clouds in the background with artist oils.



Here's the case with my army displayed!



Did some more work on the Predator as well, mainly decals.



Slapped a hasty basecoat and wash on the Vindicator before I left home. That tank is sweet.



Gave the same treatment to the Contemptor. Can't wait to use it in some games!




 
   
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This army has a great character to it. I love the old school models takes me back to when I first got into the hobby at the start of 2nd edition. Really really likethe Army case as well. Brilliant idea expertly executed.

   
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Biohazard wrote:This army has a great character to it. I love the old school models takes me back to when I first got into the hobby at the start of 2nd edition. Really really likethe Army case as well. Brilliant idea expertly executed.


Thanks! Already kind of wishing I'd made the case larger, as I ve many more models to strip, refurbish and repaint. And I'm tempted to just keep expanding it to apocalypse point levels.

 
   
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Wow, this is looking really great, and seems to be a very fun army. That case is great, really like the idea of making the backdrop and a complete environment for them.

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@grimteef Thanks! It's been a lot of fun and a real obsession even. Also, your avatar is moderately disturbing, lol

Ok, so got some decent pics finally of my third tactical squad, Squad Bane! These guys are primarily Rogue Trader era beakies, with parts I had to salvage from other marine generations to complete the models. Squad fields missile launcher, plasma gun and sgt with power fist.



This guy is a reference to some of the illustrations in the original Rogue Trader manual, which depict quite grotesque space marines with ugly scars and bionics. I suppose nothing has really changed with the art in that regard! I wanted him to look like he has some kind of needlessly complex breathing apparatus.



Plasma gunner. And yes, it's a GREAT idea to plug your gun sights directly into your eye socket!



Poor quality shot of sgt with power fist, and the missile launcher. I got lazy with this missile launcher and neglected to add the yellow and black warning stripes, but I still think it looks cool.



Also, here's a decent shot of my thunderfire cannon and techmarine. There's still more weathering and paint chipping work to be done on them, as well as clear coating. I experimented with mixing flour into my paint to create the chunky mud.



Close up shot of my WIP Contemptor.



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