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UK

Cheers Grim!

The librarian is on deck now, and it's refreshing to paint something that isn't red!

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 Paradigm wrote:
Cheers Grim!

The librarian is on deck now, and it's refreshing to paint something that isn't red!

But.. but...
"If it ain't red, it's bad!"

   
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Their looking sweet para.

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Great to see some of your painted work at last Paradigm, you are so supportive on so many blogs that it is good to see your work. Are the Space Hulk minis single piece? If so they are very impressive. Great work so far, at this rate you will soon have the whole box done!

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UK

Cheers chaps!

@Thraxas: thanks, good to see you drop in here! I do enjoy following others blogs, so I decided to start my own and hopefully people will enjoy following along! It's actually been very motivational so far.

The minis are all snap fit minis like you'd get in Dark Vengeance/Black Reach, three pieces at most, but they are phenomenally detailed for it, and have so much character for it!

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





The Rock

Looks like I'm not the only one who's giving Brother Calistarius a lick of paint.
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Looks good, AoV!

Mine's done!


Pretty happy with how this came out, he got the dark and shadowy look I was going for. Considering this is the guy who later becomes Mephiston, the Lord of Death, he's not a guy you want to mess with, and I think the model and paintjob shows that pretty well.

Here's a close up of the Force Axe:


This is probably one of my favourite power weapon effects of the many I've tried, I'll likely replicate this on other axes in the army.



A close up of the face. Again, I like how this has come out, he looks suitably angry, I think.

That's all for today, thanks for reading! Keep the feedback coming!

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He does look quite dour and SRS-bidness, colors have come out well. I like the axe too

 
   
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UK

Cheers!

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I think your Calistarius' force axe came out better than mine here Paradigm.

Excellent stuff though

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Looking good man. Keep up the work

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Thanks guys!

AoV: I do like what you've done with your one's axe, the green red give a nicely ethereal contrast.

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Man, I need a better camera lol. I'm still rockin' an iPhone 3GS :(

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Nice work on the axe!

The Librarian is probably my favourite model out of SH

   
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Thank ckig! The Librarian was great fun to paint, but I think Sgt Lorenzo is probably my favourite!

Got another termie and some other stuff done today but I'm away from the camera at the moment so probably no pics until Wednesday, I'm afraid.

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Nice work on that Librarian, sir. The effects on the axe are well done.
   
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Thanks!

New Update:

I have been absent the last few days, but not unproductive, and now I'm back with a camera I can show off the fruits of my labour, such as they are.

To open things up today, I give you Brother Valencio, Chainfist-wielding lunatic:


And next, Brother Omnio, who has, in his wisdom, stopped to take a call on his Apple iPunch




Between a slightly off-colour gold mix and the lighting today being frustratingly variable at best, he doesn't look great, but I'm happy with it.

And the Blood Angel revival continues with these two chaps from the First Squad, Second Company:



As holdevers from my 'get everything done as fast as possible' days, the posing on these guys leaves something to be desired when compared to my newer marines, but I don't currently have the parts to cut apart and rebuild everything, so they'll do. If the paint look a little thick, it probably is, these minis were only sort-of stripped before the repaint.

They're also a good example of how motivating this blog is; I did a lot of touch-ups on them that, had I not been photographing them, I probably wouldn't have bothered with. So thanks to all you guys who are following along and anyone who's commented!

That's all for today, any comments are welcome as ever.

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More Stuff!

After a few days of non-productivity and being distracted by Horus Heresy novels, I've got back to the Boys in Red, of both the Space Hulk and 40k variety. From the top, then.

Sergeant Gideon of the Blood Angels, Breaking both the rules and the enemy with a massive hammer:


The hammer:


I might redo this, it doesn't look too great zoomed in, but does in real life.

The shield:


Just 2 Space Hulk Termies to go now...


And some more Tactical Marines, rounding out the first demi-squad:






Thanks for reading. Any feedback welcome and appreciated.


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Illinois

Looks great

I quite like the tactical squad, seems like you don't see a lot of BA tacticals running around.

 
   
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Nice work. Ive been considering a Blood Angel army for a while. Your work is pushing me that way.
   
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UK

Thanks!

@GD: you don't see them too often, thanks to our neat Assault Marine troops trick, but they are good for holding objectives while the more choppy stuff runs forward, and the box set I started with had two Tactical Squads in. One was converted to Assault Marines, but thanks to a shortage of Chainswords this squad were given bolters.

@40kFSU: hah, I'm afraid you'd probably show me up if you did BA! Now back to work on Guard!

Got a bit more done today, another Angel and some ++REDACTED BY ORDER OF THE HIGH LORDS OF TERRA++

now what could that be, I wonder...

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Now if only someone would show the best founding legion raven guard some love

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I do plan to do Raven Guard one day, and have a couple of test minis in boxes I could dig out and photograph at some point. In the mean time, check out that RG log from about a year ago by 40k FSU. Too old to comment on, but well worth a look through.

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Nice work! Like the little freehand details on the marine armour. Makes the flat surfaces more interesting

   
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I love the litanies on the shoulder pads. Great work!

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Really nicely painted stuff, Paradigm! I really liked the impromptu comparisons of Librarians haha. Would love to see some more pics of Sergeant Gideon, his photos seem a little blurry, but he seems perdy (in a manly, destructive and Bloody Angel-y way!).

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Thanks Y'all!

@ckig and Warboss: I do try and add detail to SM where possible, and most if it gets freehanded as I hate decals. These guys are actually a little boring next to my more recently built Ultramaries, which I'll try and snap some pics of next time I dig them out. Good to see the idea and execution works, though!

@AkhilleusK42: Cheers. I've retaken a couple of shots of Gideon below, if those don't look great either it's probably my paintwork!

Right, it's a bit of a mixed bag with updates today. No Space Hulk, but there is a Blood Angel, the limited edition Sternguard from a good few years back:





Yes, the eagle on the back is damaged, it was like that when I got it, but as I was given it for free by a player quitting 40k, I won't complain; it's a great mini I otherwise wouldn't have owned. I just chalk it up to battle damage! In game, he's seen various uses from sergeants all the way to a Captain Tycho stand-in.

Next up, a Raven Guard Scout Sergeant. What with Ustrello mentioning them further up the page, I dug out a Scout Squad I'd converted and put aside a few years ago, and fixed up the paintwork on the sergeant. I've now got his fellows in the paint queue, so you might be seeing more of these over the next week as and when I feel up to painting black again!





Suitably gory and weathered for an agent in the field, I hope.

The clearer Sergeant Gideon pictures requested above:



Looking at these, I think I need to hit the legs with another wash. The lighting makes it look flatter than it actually is, but Agrax Earthshade fixes anything, anything!

And finally, something of an experiment which I need some honest opinions on. Going through my old stuff looking for things suitable to be used for Inquisition conversions, I came across my old WFH HE Swordmasters of Hoeth, and it hit me. Adeptus Custodes!

Lore-wise, they're supposed to have halberds with bolters built in, but there was no feasible way to convert that with what I have, so massive power swords will have to suffice. As for the rest, I think they match pretty closely with the description. Their power armour is thinner than Astartes
stuff, so that works, and the plumed/masked helmets also fit.

But ultimately, my opinions are biased, so here's a couple I painted up.




As you can see, they're a bit bigger than SM in height but less bulky, which works, and I think they're ok. For those not familliar, here's a picture of what they 'should' look like,


Thanks for reading, and feedback is welcome as ever, and please do be brutally honest about the Custodes; if they look like Fantasy minis with glowy swords and shouldn't be put anywhere near a 40k table, then do tell me!

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Cheers for the clearer pics of Sergeant Gideon, he really is nicely done, now he even has pics to do him justice.
I really like the HE Swordmasters as Custodes, the art you've got as the reference of Custodes actually had me thinking for a second someone had spliced HE art with 40k art. I had no idea they actually looked like that, but you've found something that works and are rolling with it. They do look Fantasy-ish, but so do a lot of things in 40k, so the look is not out of place as far as I am concerned.

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I was gonna say no way till you linked that picture and they look almost just right. Need power cables and scifi gubbins but they don't look too bad as is.

 
   
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For someone who hasn’t player WHFB, it would probably work fine. I have, so the HE vibe from the mini is very strong. And because there isn’t much visible work to 40k-ify it, nothing is overriding the “bese” mini and telling me it’s something else. Tossing some grenades, purity seals or some imperial iconography would probably help. I’m not up on the currant lore of the custodes, so don’t know how much is applicable.

The old metal GK terminators used to have halberds with bolters built in. Probably hard to find these days. One problem would be their hands are set for a sword, not a hafted weapon, so a simple weapon swap would look odd.

They look nice, good paint job. I just can’t see past the filthy xenos.

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