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A little tidying and you'll be good. Painting stuff in pieces can get a little fiddly. I think you nailed the face on the bottom left with the eye-patch.
   
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I find that often blue tacking heads is best. That, or sticking the base of a head in the gap in a slotta base so there is more contact. If on the edge you still get lots of access. A metal rod will be too weak I think. I use the slotta base even with metal heads and it works fine



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youwashock wrote:A little tidying and you'll be good. Painting stuff in pieces can get a little fiddly. I think you nailed the face on the bottom left with the eye-patch.


Thanks, I finished her last evening, it's the best of several great head sculpts.

IGtR= wrote:I find that often blue tacking heads is best. That, or sticking the base of a head in the gap in a slotta base so there is more contact. If on the edge you still get lots of access. A metal rod will be too weak I think. I use the slotta base even with metal heads and it works fine


Thanks, may give that a try, I believe I have some bases with slots somewhere in a box.

And the weather gods smiled on me yesterday so I was able to get the sisters primed, but made it a very short session so had to do some touchups with the brush, but now they are ready for painting and I'm quite excited. Points-wise it should be enough for Kill Team, seeing that I can take Pious Vorne and Thaddeus the Purifier with them, thanks to their updated data sheets in the Kill Team annual.

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You can try gluing the heads onto sprue frame sticks, with plastic glue. I guess the real pros don't do it, but I think it works rather well. Once you're done painting, you just use a nipper to snip off the head.

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May give that a try too, thanks!

A little work on my entry for the paint comp. Think I'm gonna do all the other colors first and finish by doing all the blue lines and than cleanup.

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That looks like one of those projects that will be time-consuming but worth it in the end.
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
Sadly sticking the heads on the metal did not work out the best, probably because the contact point is to small.


Viterbi,

As already mentioned by Pomander Cask...simple popsicle sticks work well...just get yourself some "blue-tac" or similar poster sticking gum and mount the heads/small item on something that will not sway in your hands.

Good luck.

Cheers,

CB

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Not much progress on the bird, but switched from the blue in the pics to a little brighter one and like the effect better. Maybe get some time in this evening to do a bit more on the flyer.

youwashock wrote:That looks like one of those projects that will be time-consuming but worth it in the end.


I hope so, atm I'm fretting with the parts that are painted gold with the standard paint job. Probably gonna go with the original blue and edge highlights with the lighter blue, may test it this evening.

Captain Brown wrote:
 Viterbi wrote:
Sadly sticking the heads on the metal did not work out the best, probably because the contact point is to small.


Viterbi,

As already mentioned by Pomander Cask...simple popsicle sticks work well...just get yourself some "blue-tac" or similar poster sticking gum and mount the heads/small item on something that will not sway in your hands.

Good luck.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks, the next wave of heads I'll try some of your suggestions!

And because work on the bird stalled a little I follow ListenToMeWarriors inspiration and also post pics of what I painted this year so far (apart from the Corvus and some sisters there's not gonna be much being painted the rest of the year).
When I started out this year I aimed for painting as much miniatures as I did in 2018, which was 78 infantry, 2 vehicles/walkers and the kill team terrain. In march or april I realized, that I progressed much faster than I suspected and set my aim for 150 infantry models this year. I'm now standing at 141 but am not sure, if I will reach the 150. It's possible, but I'm not putting much pressure on it because I'm quite satisfied with the output, especially comparing my space marines to my custodes from last year. They will be getting the biostrip treatment
Additionally I did two walkers and a vehicle, but not much terrain. And seeing what I painted for AoS this year (4 SCE) I'm gonna tackle more models next year, I still have some Kharadron Overlords to finish and want to start a Ogor army, which happily will result in not too many models to paint. And now without further ado the pics:


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All together

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Space Marines Part 1

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Space Marines Part 2

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Space Marines Part 3

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A little Deathwatch

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Models for Mordheim

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Mordheim heroes

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Blackstone Fortress heroes

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BSF Baddies

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More BSF Baddies

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Start of a GSC kill team

   
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Nice. Good job getting so much done this year. Liking the Rogue Trader.
   
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Agreed, great progress in terms of quality and output. It is great to see them all displayed together like this, and the big scenery elements help to really show them off.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nothing like seeing all the painted progress and the dent in the armies of unpainted grey.

Keep up the long painting war.

Cheers,

CB

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Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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youwashock wrote:Nice. Good job getting so much done this year. Liking the Rogue Trader.


Thanks. Funnily enough I don't like her for Kill Team, but feel she fits perfectly into the Mordheim setting. Although I lazily play her as a rouge trader that fell through a warp rift

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Agreed, great progress in terms of quality and output. It is great to see them all displayed together like this, and the big scenery elements help to really show them off.


Captain Brown wrote:Nothing like seeing all the painted progress and the dent in the armies of unpainted grey.

Keep up the long painting war.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks guys! It really helps seeing grey or primed models disappearing (although some just went to ebay ). Most of the space marines sat primed on my desk for months and it felt so good seeing the silver pile get smaller and the green one on another table bigger.

And did a little work on the corvus, decided to definitely omit other colors and keep black and blue as the main colors with silver for guns and decorations.

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Flyer looking good. I see some Repentia warming up there in the back, too. Excited to see how they turn out.
   
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Wisconsin

Thanks for that shot of your army, what a great looking bunch of Marines! How many points do you have painted up? New bird is looking sweet too. Ditto what Youwashock said about the sisters.
   
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Wow, for someone who has only recently started painting, your stuff looks amazing. That first pic with the marines with the banner is epic. Really impressive details on the banner. And the overall army shots are really impressive. I am impressed by your output in quantity and quality.

The color scheme works really well and is a pretty original look. Is it just me or are the vehicles a different color?

I really like Mr. Capt. America there. I agree the round shield looks great. I see he is still without shield in the army shot. If you don't have one, there are a lot of good ones from third party bits sites. Maybe go for a round Spartan shield.

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youwashock wrote:Flyer looking good. I see some Repentia warming up there in the back, too. Excited to see how they turn out.


Yorkright wrote: Thanks for that shot of your army, what a great looking bunch of Marines! How many points do you have painted up? New bird is looking sweet too. Ditto what Youwashock said about the sisters.


Thanks guys! Made a little start with the sisters, but the battle ones have priority before the repentias
Did a quick check with battlescribe and according to their data I have 2.214 points of painted space marines (although it's 790 points of hq options ).

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Wow, for someone who has only recently started painting, your stuff looks amazing. That first pic with the marines with the banner is epic. Really impressive details on the banner. And the overall army shots are really impressive. I am impressed by your output in quantity and quality.

The color scheme works really well and is a pretty original look. Is it just me or are the vehicles a different color?

I really like Mr. Capt. America there. I agree the round shield looks great. I see he is still without shield in the army shot. If you don't have one, there are a lot of good ones from third party bits sites. Maybe go for a round Spartan shield.


Thanks, that's really nice to hear ! I started painting slowly in 2017 and according to my trello board (yep, I have a trello board for painting and building progress ) I painted about 40 minis and I'm happy to have been able to increase this in the following years and getting better at it. Although if you see closeups of my minis, they are not as cleanly painted as they appear from normal viewing distance Still room to improve although I'm not sure, that I have the patience.

You're right, the vehicles are painted differently because their surfaces wouldn't lend themselves so well to my method for the green metallic. They are painted in the color of the shoulderpads.

Yeah, the captain remains shieldless for the moment, but a friend promised to go through his bitz box, looking for a round one. Of course, that was some time ago, but I have faith in him, that he'll eventually will make good on his promise

And a little progress on the flyer, I still hate myself for that color scheme, but as you said youwashock, it will be worth it in the end. Because I like the outcome. I did a little cleanup on the back of the wing and I'm afraid I won't get the lines better than that. The front and underside are now also done, but still have their cleanup to look forward to, once I painted up the other side. Infantry models are so much easier to paint!

Last but not least a pic from my sisters, started on their tabbards.

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No progress on the bird (really hard to get motivated, because painting those lines is no fun) or the sisters, the last evenings were instead spent with Lego, Uncharted 4 and Brooklyn 99

But because sometimes weatherpeople are right and the forecast for today looked good, I built and primed these ogors, to kickstart my mawtribes army.

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Distractions abound. The bird is coming along nicely, and those big boys are intriguing.
   
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Thanks for the encouragement! Alas the bird is now a sideproject. If I paint some blue lines every now and then, he'll get ready eventually und I won't come to hate it Already took it out of the painting comp.

Still contemplating, if I'll do the ogor skin with contrast, classic colors or a mix of both. Never painted that much skin on a model before.

And yesterday evening saw a little sisters progress. I'll paint those three up first and then the next two with celestine in tow before tackling the repentia.

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Shame about the bird, but sometimes you gotta get some distance. Sisters are progressing well. The white hair is going to look pretty cool against those colors.
   
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When I painted my Corvus I found the lightest of light dry brushes of the lighter colour on the raised areas really took a lot of the legwork out of it. I then neatened it up with pure black. Once weathering was added it was not *that* much of a chore. Deathwatch infantry, on the other hand, I find a real headache to paint at any decent rate.

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Wisconsin

Big models can be pain to paint at times. Don’t set it aside for to long I need to see it finished. :-D. I will throw my 2 cents in for the Ogre skin, the skin contrast colors are good but in my opinion a base white will look better than the gray. Depending on how you want it to let look going back with thin coats of flesh is what I did.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Viterbi,

Good luck with the edge highlighting on the Corvus. I did something similar on my Eldar Wave Serpents, it takes forever and in the end I used washes to tone it down and blend the colours together better.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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youwashock wrote:Shame about the bird, but sometimes you gotta get some distance. Sisters are progressing well. The white hair is going to look pretty cool against those colors.


Thanks, I'm a little impatient myself to put the heads on the minis so they look a little more finished. But with so much yet to paint I'm afraid my brush will wander and destroy their faces.

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:When I painted my Corvus I found the lightest of light dry brushes of the lighter colour on the raised areas really took a lot of the legwork out of it. I then neatened it up with pure black. Once weathering was added it was not *that* much of a chore. Deathwatch infantry, on the other hand, I find a real headache to paint at any decent rate.


That sounds like a good method, thanks! I may try that, although I have to admit, that it may be to lazy to try after having the edges outlined on half the model
Deathwatch infantry I found quite relaxing. I used three methods for my minis. The primaris got a dawnstone (?) drybrush and some bronze details on their armour. Vets the same but I tried (with varying success) some grey edge highlighting. And my kitbashed primaris vets got primed with leadbelcher and then one coat of black templar contrast.

Yorkright wrote: Big models can be pain to paint at times. Don’t set it aside for to long I need to see it finished. :-D. I will throw my 2 cents in for the Ogre skin, the skin contrast colors are good but in my opinion a base white will look better than the gray. Depending on how you want it to let look going back with thin coats of flesh is what I did.


No worries, the plan is to have it finished end of January/middle of February That should be doable if I paint a little every other week.

Thanks for the skin tip! The base color for the ogres is wraithbone, it's a little lighter than the picture shows. I'll test it on one model but have white scar on hand, if I need to brighten the base up a little.

Captain Brown wrote:Viterbi,

Good luck with the edge highlighting on the Corvus. I did something similar on my Eldar Wave Serpents, it takes forever and in the end I used washes to tone it down and blend the colours together better.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks! May try your method too, nuln oil could work between the black and the blue.
   
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The flyer and sisters are looking good. I feel your pain with the edge highlighting, I never enjoyed large models, they just feel like too much of a slog. I’m sure the end result will be worth the nausea!

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Thanks gobert! The two dreadnoughts and one tank I painted this year were quite fun, but I used other methods that yielded faster results.

Started work on Baldilocks, she's a nice model to paint, should have blocked all colors in tomorrow and than she gets Nuln Oil all around before I'm tackling the highlights.

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And more progress. Forgot to tidy up the cloak with the base color after shading Tried stipling the cloak, not entirely satisfied, but good excercise. Need the gold details now and I'm still at a loss what to do with the cables. At the moment I think the same color as her trousers could work. Any other suggestions?

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And she's done. Had surprisingly large amounts of time today to do a little bit every hour or so. Additionally my wife said that green would be a good color for the cables and of course she was right Now I only need to do the glamour shots for the paint comp tomorrow.

Also made a little DIY magnetic storage solution. Ikea box, magnetic foil and magnets under the base. Works good and is pretty cheap.

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Green was a good call. She turned out great. Like the eyes a lot.
   
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Thanks youwashock! Eyes were surprisingly easy, just a little white and then aethermatic blue contrast paint.
   
 
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