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I’m going to paint the chaos space marines from Blackstone Fortress for this month’s entry. I’m planning to continue experimenting with contrast paints, and this time I’m going to play around with them over a metallic undercoat:

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Chaos Space Marines Blackstone Fortress

   
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Allright, i`ll do my first attept at this, the avrage painter has to be represented too (so dont expect mutch)

Axis Heavy Grenader Assult Squad from Dust1947 (they come pre assembled and primed from the factory, one of the selling points of the game)

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That's such a strange concept - factory primed models . What are they like for mold lines etc? I would have assumed that you'd still need to re-prime after surface prep?

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 Flinty wrote:
@Vetirbi - more dogs! good choice

I have a few more printed dudes and dudettes to add to my Stargrave stable. Pics later tonight.


I‘m a little anxoius about painting the „good boy“. May try to blend black and brown contrast paints.

And a splash of color on the first three minis.

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 Warpig1815 wrote:
That's such a strange concept - factory primed models . What are they like for mold lines etc? I would have assumed that you'd still need to re-prime after surface prep?


Pretty visable on infantry, like you can see it is two halfs put together and if you try to clean up the line, you have to reprime as you said. I will not clean them up, as i am treating these models not as minins, but as gameboard pieces.
Allso the mg barrels and knife blade is bendt and cannot be straighten out. I tried 3 times in hot water and they just return to their bendt position whitin 30-45 mins. (i am assuming the primer may have some form of memory?????)
(and they allso sell them factory painted called premium, for double the cost on a limited run basis that sometime gets restocked, nothing fancy to speak of, just 1 layer whitout any shading, but looks good on an armlengs distance and as a whole force)

Dust 1947(formely know as Dust Tactics when Fantasy Flight Games was the prev publisher) is a very casual game, core rules uses large grid movment so you need the play math that comes in the starter forces to game, but rules for inch movment on normal table exists as advanced rules . Idea of the game is basicly, buy the models, unpack them, and game with them straight away. (just like a board game) It is a good game for thouse who dont like the hobby aspect of wargaming and want a casual game set in a sci-fi world of 1947. (game got walker robots too)

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I'm thinking about entering some old Berzerkers I never got around to painting, but I can't find the backpacks. I say "old" since they were assembled and primed more than a decade ago now, but they're technically current sculpt since the models haven't been updated yet.

I know I've got those backpacks somewhere, but not sure where since they weren't in the storage case with them. Will they be alright as an entry if I don't end up finding the backpacks for them?
   
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This month, I'll be starting a Stargrave crew with these fine fellows here. My son wants to assemble them, so who knows how they'll be equipped?

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 SergentSilver wrote:
I know I've got those backpacks somewhere, but not sure where since they weren't in the storage case with them. Will they be alright as an entry if I don't end up finding the backpacks for them?


Why not do a backpack conversion if you have some spare SM or Chaos SM ones laying about?
   
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 Barcode wrote:
 SergentSilver wrote:
I know I've got those backpacks somewhere, but not sure where since they weren't in the storage case with them. Will they be alright as an entry if I don't end up finding the backpacks for them?


Why not do a backpack conversion if you have some spare SM or Chaos SM ones laying about?


Unfortunately, I don't have any spares that I know of. I technically do have a bunch of bare plastic backpacks of SM both new and old, but I'm actually running a deficit on total backpacks per model that needs one. And I know those are original berzerker ones are around somewhere and were primed at the same time. Probably in some container of stuff I haven't opened in years. xD Maybe in with the spare bases and transfer sheets that I've never used.
   
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 SergentSilver wrote:
 Barcode wrote:
 SergentSilver wrote:
I know I've got those backpacks somewhere, but not sure where since they weren't in the storage case with them. Will they be alright as an entry if I don't end up finding the backpacks for them?


Why not do a backpack conversion if you have some spare SM or Chaos SM ones laying about?


Unfortunately, I don't have any spares that I know of. I technically do have a bunch of bare plastic backpacks of SM both new and old, but I'm actually running a deficit on total backpacks per model that needs one. And I know those are original berzerker ones are around somewhere and were primed at the same time. Probably in some container of stuff I haven't opened in years. xD Maybe in with the spare bases and transfer sheets that I've never used.


Might be time for a third party vendor backpack. I'm sure someone somewhere has a cool one you'd be down with. Just don't go to like shapeways cuz they'll take a few weeks to print em.

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Early finish here, got nothing else on the table atm and like i said, i am an avrage painter that dont aim above tabletop quality, so dont take long to finish up a few models. (yes blades and mg barrels are bendt, yes i have tryed to fix it 3 times in hot water and all 3 times they returned to their bendt position again after 30 mins. gaming pices afterall i guess)








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Okay, working on a five-man team from Planet Tempest for 28mm.

Here's my proof:



 
   
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 Freya wrote:
 SergentSilver wrote:
 Barcode wrote:
 SergentSilver wrote:
I know I've got those backpacks somewhere, but not sure where since they weren't in the storage case with them. Will they be alright as an entry if I don't end up finding the backpacks for them?


Why not do a backpack conversion if you have some spare SM or Chaos SM ones laying about?


Unfortunately, I don't have any spares that I know of. I technically do have a bunch of bare plastic backpacks of SM both new and old, but I'm actually running a deficit on total backpacks per model that needs one. And I know those are original berzerker ones are around somewhere and were primed at the same time. Probably in some container of stuff I haven't opened in years. xD Maybe in with the spare bases and transfer sheets that I've never used.


Might be time for a third party vendor backpack. I'm sure someone somewhere has a cool one you'd be down with. Just don't go to like shapeways cuz they'll take a few weeks to print em.


Hmmm could work. I have recently been looking at some Pop Goes the Monkey pieces. Have been thinking about making a squad or two in the LotD look and their skull helmets look good to mix in. Know any other good pieces to mix in for the theme? Maybe I'll order them and do that instead since I got an old Tac squad NoS recently.
   
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@Frozen Dwarf - 'Average'. Pshhht - they look great! And a damn sight better than the 4 bare plastic redcoats glaring out at me from below my monitor! Must make a start soon....

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 Warpig1815 wrote:
@Frozen Dwarf - 'Average'. Pshhht - they look great! And a damn sight better than the 4 bare plastic redcoats glaring out at me from below my monitor! Must make a start soon....

If they're bare plastic, wouldn't they be Graycoats?

I'll see myself out.

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I'll be entering 1-5 (probably only one... but I'll have started five...) Sluggas:


A start on the flesh base coats...


Also - feel free to Vote for the "People's Choice" in the LoER Terrain Contest #34: Dangerous Terrain.

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ZergSmasher wrote:
 Warpig1815 wrote:
@Frozen Dwarf - 'Average'. Pshhht - they look great! And a damn sight better than the 4 bare plastic redcoats glaring out at me from below my monitor! Must make a start soon....

If they're bare plastic, wouldn't they be Graycoats?

I'll see myself out.


And the award for Dadliest dad-joke of Dadvillle-upon-Daddington goes to...

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 Warpig1815 wrote:
@Frozen Dwarf - 'Average'. Pshhht - they look great! And a damn sight better than the 4 bare plastic redcoats glaring out at me from below my monitor! Must make a start soon....


Thanks.

You can hide alot of flat single layer colour behind drybrush, shadewash and chipping if the model suits it, there is no highlighting on thouse 3, just one single basecoat.
I guess the trick to painting for the table is how mutch "cheating" you learn to do

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I'm going to paint a dwarf this month. They are a race who definitely like to keep their boots on the ground.


Edit. Adding some more as dwarves don't usually take as long to paint.
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A little progress:



 
   
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 KidCthulhu wrote:
A little progress:



The uniforms and helmets on those make them look remarkably similar to the original Imperial Army models.
   
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I may have gotten a little head start.

It's got feet. That counts, right?


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I'm going to get some of my Frostgrave warband painted up this month
   
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Making some progress:

That's actually a lot of the work already done thanks to the magic of Contrast paints. They don't always give the cleanest finish but they are quick and easy.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 9/25/20, including modeled wargear options):
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 SergentSilver wrote:
The uniforms and helmets on those make them look remarkably similar to the original Imperial Army models.


Purely coincidental, I'm sure


 
   
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Looks like another month of great entries. Here’s my proof pic, 3 eradicators, some heavy boots on the ground.
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My Proof shot for the challenge. 4 Cygnar Rangers.

   
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An hour or so of random largely unplanned progress. In my defence, a Stargrave crew is unlikely to be wearing matching track suits

Although the blue motif is likely to continue because hot damn is Tallassar Blue sexy (ymmv)


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 SergentSilver wrote:


Hmmm could work. I have recently been looking at some Pop Goes the Monkey pieces. Have been thinking about making a squad or two in the LotD look and their skull helmets look good to mix in. Know any other good pieces to mix in for the theme? Maybe I'll order them and do that instead since I got an old Tac squad NoS recently.


problem with pop goes the monkey is the wait time of a couple weeks. Could put you out on timing... I've been looking at Liber Daemonica but haven't ordered yet. Puppetswar.eu was also on my list to try as their parts look fantastic every time I see them painted. Not sure what their lead time is tho. In any case, I'm interested to see what you find.

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