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Ooh, colour me intrigued. I like the 30k aesthetics for death Guard, but in 40k they just seem a bit silly to me. This sounds like a good half way house of corruption! Will be following this on closely!

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Thanks guys. It'll be an involved project, without a doubt. And i'm honest, i'm not entirely sure how well I'll be able to pull it off. But we'll see.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that nonsense.

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Cool concept, looking forward to seeing it evolve devolve . I never felt the need for tentacles everywhere, I leave that up to Dr. H and the Japanese .

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I'm really liking the look of the cloth on your Lord of Blight Snrub! Nice work. I'll be interested to see how the Dark Souls Death Guard progress as well.

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The Lord of Bilghts is looking top notch. I look forward to seeing progress on the Death Guard, as well. I am curious to see how the models mesh with the inspiration.
   
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 Theophony wrote:
Cool concept, looking forward to seeing it evolve devolve . I never felt the need for tentacles everywhere, I leave that up to Dr. H and the Japanese .
Did someone mention tentacles!
Come over to the dark side, Theo', we have tentacles.

Aww, I'll have to find something to add more tentacles to, to keep the universal balance of tentacles in the universe.

Good work. At least with keeping the battle damage and rusty bits it make the removal of the tentacles etc. easier as you can hide a problem with more battle damage.


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Theo - I always thought that the tentacles looked out of place on Nurgele models and were more suited to Tzeentch or Slaanesh stuff..
Zahnib - Cheers! I was pretty happy with the cloth despite falling short a bit on the crosshatching.
YWS - Honestly, I'm curious myself to see how well it ends up working. It would have worked better with a fantasy nurgle army rather then 40k, but i'm hopeful none the less!
DocH - Exactly right on the battle damage. Some of those ETB plague marines have some natty mutations in hard to access areas!

~~~~~


Not much done in the way of anything lately. Haven't been overly well. However I did make some bases for my veteran squad.

I used the a combination of Sector Imperialis base bits and Astrogranite debris texture paint.
Painting is just a successive layers of drybrushing ever light shades of grey. Threw in some patches of nuln oil and agrax here and there to add some variation to the look.





Brothers Jehoash and Kokabiel of 5th Company veteran squad. Seen here equipped with storm shields and close combat weapons.


These two were kitted out with plasma pistols and power fists, but I altered their wargear for a list i'm working on. There's room on the big shield for a design of some sort. Not sure what i'll put on there yet but i'm leaning towards a hooded skull at the moment.


I'm going out this weekend to finally get a game in. I've made up a 1000points list to take with me. It's not remotely competitive but it's simple and I should be able to remember everything I need to.

Here's the list if anyone cares to peruse.
Spoiler:
1000 Points/61 Power
BATTALION DETACHMENT...618/38

Company Master...89
Frag/Krak Grenades, Iron Halo.
Combi-Plasma Gun
Power Sword
[relic: Heavenfall Blade]

Lieutenant...60
Master-crafted Boltgun
Bolt Pistol
Frag/Krak Grenades

Tactical Squad...71
Boltgun, Bolt Pistol, Frag/Krak Grenades.
Plasma Gun

Tactical Squad...152
Boltgun, Bolt Pistol, Frag/Krak Grenades.
x10 Tactical Marines
Plasma Gun
Plasma Cannon
Sergeant -
[Plasma Pistol]
[Chainsword]

Scout Squad...80
Bolt Pistols, Frag/Krak Grenades.
Camo Cloaks
Sniper Rifles

Assault Squad...166
Bolt Pistol, Chainsword, Frag/Krak Grenades.
x10 Assault Marines
Jump Packs
x2 Plasma Pistols
Sergeant -
[Bolt Pistol]
[Power Axe]
[Combat Shield]



VANGUARD DETACHMENT...382/23

Lieutenant...60
Master-crafted Boltgun
Bolt Pistol
Frag/Krak Grenades

Apothecary...50
Bolt Pistol
Chainsword
Frag/Krak Grenades
Narthecium

Company Ancient...63
Chainsword
Frag/Krak Grenades
Astartes Banner

Company Veterans...32
x2 Company Veterans
Chainsword
Frag/Krak Grenades
x2 Storm Shields

Predator ...177
Twin lascannon
Two lascannons
Storm Bolter


The basic idea is to hide the scouts in terrain backed up by and Lt. and try to pick off characters while the company master and co. chew their way through whatever they can. The assault squad is a distraction/counter assault unit. The 2nd Ld will sit with the predator and tac squad boost them. So the two veterans pictured above are really just extra wounds for the company master.
I'm not expecting much to happen other then get wiped off the board, but who knows!

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Bases look good. Best of luck in the game this weekend!
   
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Melbourne

Hey guys.

Quick update before work.
Went and had my game the other day. Managed to get it in before the end of the month, so whoo hoo!
I pulled a convincing win against some primaris Imperial Fists. 11 VP to 1. I also wiped him off the table. I'll write up some highlights later on.

Got an order of Scale75 paints in today. I've been hanging for these to arrive and i'm really keen to start using them.


Also been working on some Uruk-hai.
They're not quite done yet. Bases need to by painted and some of the white hands need to be touched up. But the models themselves are done.

I had a blast painting these as a good portion of it was drybrushing. Which is a technique I love to use. I'll give them a proper write up when I finish them off and take a half decent photo.

I know there was also a call for an army shot of my DA, which I haven't done yet. So i'll get them all out and do that later as well.

Alright, thanks for looking. See you later!

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Jumping back a week.
Toddled on down to my local on 26th for a game, so I managed to get one in before the end of the month!
Played the store manager. Good bloke. Top painter.
1000pts per side. My angels vs his Primaris Imperial Fists.
Army Lists
Spoiler:

Dark Angels
Company Master w/Combi-plasma and Heavenfall blade
2 lieutenants - stock
1 Apothecary
1 company ancient
2 company veterans w/chainswords and stormshields
2 tactical squads - plasma guns, 1 plasma cannon
1 sniper scout squad
1 Assault squad
Predator

Imperial Fists
1 Gravis captain
1 Librarian
3x 5 man intercessor squads
5 reivers
3 eliminators
1 impulsor
1 redemptor

Pretty daunting once he gave me the full run down on what each of his units could do and his army special rules. I was particularly wary of his eliminators and their las-fusils and the Librarian, as I had no real counter for the psychic powers.

I'll spoiler my fairly rambly and imprecise battle report.
Spoiler:
Fists went first and I failed to seize the initiative.
Turn 1.
Redemptor moved forward, impulsor and a squad of dudes made a break for an objective on the board edge.
Redemptor took 3 wounds off my pred. Eliminators failed to even hit the predator. Intercessors dropped a couple of tactical marines
I moved the tacticals towards some objectives. The master and his "command squad" hugged terrain and all moved forward.
Scouts take out 2 intercessors and 1 wound off the librarian. Predator destroys the redemptor in one round of shooting. (stunned looks on both sides). 1 Tactical squad 1 takes a few wounds off the impulsor.
Turn 2.
Impulsor moves towards objective, 2 intercessor squads move towards other objecives. Captain and librarian move towards company master.
Eliminators fail to wound predator again. Intercessors kill 3 scouts. Impulsor take 4 wounds off predator with krak missiles.
Company master & Co. move up towards intercessor squad tactical squad 2 captures objective, apoth doubles back to heal scouts.
Predator fails to wound eliminators and impulsor. Company master krak grenades an intercessor.
Company master & Co. charge intercessors. Veteran kills 1, Master kills 2. Squad wiped out.
Turn 3.
Impulsor disembarks squad, captain moves towards master & co. Reivers deepstrike in my back field near predator.
Eliminators YET AGAIN fail to wound the predator, Impulsor destroys predator with crack missiles. Newly deployed intercessors kill 4 tactical marines from squad 1.
Reivers fail charge against tactical squad 1 and take a wound for their trouble.
Master & Co. move up a little into terrain, Apoth advances back towards master. Assault squad deep strikes as close to reivers as they can.
Scouts kill another intercessor. Crappy shooting round from me.
Turn 4 is a bit hazy. Can't quite remember the details. The eliminators finally manged to kill something, one of the veterans. My assault squad knocked off a few reivers.
Turn 5 is also mostly forgotten. All I remember of this is that my company master blatted the gravis captain in close combat with the aid of the apothecary.
Turn 6
The eliminators killed the company master after I foolishly tried and failed to charge them. The impulsor ate 3 of the assault marines I was down to about 6 at this point after the fight with the reivers. And the Librarian got gibbed by a plasma shot after he smited the company ancient.
We ended on turn 7 with me killing the last eliminator and taking the final wound off the impulsor with my final attack from the assault sergeant, which was incidentally the last roll of the game.

It was great fun and I learnt a lot.
Imperial Fists have some nasty rules available to them. Like ignoring cover (so much for my camo cloaks!) and getting an extra shot with bolt weapons on a natural 6 to hit. The amount of extra shots he generated over the course of the game was heinous.
The primaris, and IF especially, are really brutal close range shooters.
The Company Master & Co. preformed admirably. The master himself accounted for 8 intercessors and the gravis captain, while the two vets w/shields tanked quite a few wounds. So i'll be adding a couple more of them to the force.
The scouts also claimed a a few intercessors and knocked the libby down a peg, but otherwise didn't do as well as I hoped they would. I think part of that might have been because I hid them away where they couldn't be shot after I learnt their camo cloaks were useless. Might have to be a bit bolder with them next time.
The Assault squad did quite well. Claimed 5 reivers, 3 intercessors and the impulsor. But more so, they threw a spanner into the works too once I deployed them. I'm thinking my opponent was expecting them to drop in near the eliminators early on to get rid of them, and once they appeared near his reivers he was forced to target them with over the tactical squad holding an objective.

We both agreed though that man of the match went to the impulsor. It claimed 8 wounds on the predator, 3 assault marines, 2 tactical marines.
But in the end I won both on VP, as I claimed 3 objective out of 4, slayed the warlord and got first blood vs his 1VP for slaying the warlord. I also wiped out all his units so I won on that too.




Ok time for stuff.

First up, what's finished.

Five Uruk-hai.

Loved painting these guys as the armour was all drybrushing, which is a favourite technique of mine. They're a little dull, but I think that's because they're all metal and flesh. There's not much in the way of other textures to break them up aside from the hair (which i've drybrushsed dark grey) and the armour straps which are brown and blend right in. The bases also aren't very eye catching. I'm waiting on some "dead grass" tufts to arrive which should give them a little more visual interest.
Also need to get better at painting white hands...
I did do some playing around with them though to find a method I like. Each of them is actually painted a slightly different way, by being stippled with a different colour before the drybrushing. The far right was catachan flesh, the braced pike was black/leadbelcher, the middle wasn't stippled and was straight drybrusing, left of him was scorched brown and the far left wasn't drybrushed at all, but was a more traditional base/layer/highlight method. I did him that way just to act as a sort of control group, if you will. Incidentally, he's also the one I like least.
In the end, I liked the scorched brown stippling best. So that's the method i'll be using going forward for the Uruks. I might even be able to production line these guys if I try hard enough. Something i'm not very good at at all.


Second, the wip.
Next in line for my Dark Angels is a land speeder.

This is going to be a multipurpose unit. It's all magnetized so I can swap it out for what ever I need.
Hopefully it'll be a quick one to paint up as all it really needs is some highlights and details picked out.


Thirdly, the army shot.
I had fun with this. My girlfriend, not so much. She wasn't enthused about me taking up the dining table. And kept giving me dirty looks whenever I pulled something else out of another box. Can't imagine why....
Click on the images for bigger, clearer shots!

1st. Everything that is painted. (not everything is based yet)

Full list...
Spoiler:
-1 Company Master
-1 full Command squad
-1 five man Veteran squad
-5 full Tactical squads (minus 1 sergeant)
-1 full Assault squad
-2 five man Scout squads (1 sniper, 1 CCW)
-3 Ravenwing bikers
-3 Ravenwing Black Knights
-2 Deathwing squads (1 Indominus, 1 cataphractii)
-1 partial Deathwing squad
-1 Dreadnought
-1 Rhino
-1 Predator
-3 Librarians
-2 Chaplains
-1 Techmarine
-1 Apothecary

2nd. Everything that's off the sprues, but not painted. Nominally referring to these as /wip/.

Full list...
Spoiler:
-5 Captains (1 AoBR, 4 Masters of the Chapter)
-2 Chaplains
-1 Librarian
-1 Company Champion
-4 Techmarines
-7 Servitors
-2 full Tactical squads
-9 assorted marines (veterans, sgts, etc.)
-19 Termiantors (11 Space hulk, 5 AoBR, 3 regular)
-3 Dreadnoughts (1 contemptor, 1 venerable, 1 AoBR)
-6 Ravenwing bikers
-1 Attack bike
-2 Rhinos
-1 Land Raider (actually my brohers, but he hasn't collected in a decade, so i'm claiming it by right of salvage! )

3rd. Everything still on Sprue. As yet unstarted. But I have ideas for it all!

Full list...
Spoiler:
Clockwise from top left.
-4th edition Tactical squad
-3 mkIV Tactical squads
-3 mkIII Tactical squads
-1 Tartaros terminator squad
-1 BaC heroes (cataphractii praetor & chaplain consul)
-1 Terminator Captain
-1 Librarian
-1 Chaplain
-1 Captain
-1 LE Terminator Chaplain
-1 Plague Surgeon (conversion fodder)
-3 ETB Plague marines (conversion fodder)

The ONLY thing that isn't pictured here is the Land Speeder I showed above, and only because I had resprayed it just before I took these shots.

So that's the extent of my Unforgiven force. It's been fun and interesting cataloging it. I might have to go and do the rest of my collection now.
And on that note, I think i'll got to bed now. Thanks for taking the time to look and as always, let me know what you think!


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Congrats on the solid win.

All about those army shots. You have a force to be proud of.
   
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Cool army shot! They look great all together. That’s a serious amount of firepower still to come too! By my rough guess you’ll have nearly 2 Companies worth of Space Marines, plus a good chunk of the Death and Raven Wings! Plenty to keep you busy for a while too

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Melbourne

YWS - Thanks you! Yes it has been a labour of love for a long time now.

Gobert - You're not far off! 140 tactical marines in total with 10 assault marines. 25 Deathwing and 1.5 Ravenwing Attack squads. My next conquest delivery will have 5 more scouts in it too!

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Perth, Australia

Do they count as painted if they are not based?

Congrats on the win and progress.

   
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 Snrub wrote:
Gobert - You're not far off! 140 tactical marines in total with 10 assault marines. 25 Deathwing and 1.5 Ravenwing Attack squads. My next conquest delivery will have 5 more scouts in it too!

That’s very close to 2 companies, switch up some of the excess Tacticals to Assault or Devastators and you’ll be nearly there. Intact don’t the MkIII marines come with Chainswords for everyone?

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Nice shots. Good to get a grasp on how much you have accomplished, and the road forward.

Now get painting!

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Australia

Awesome army shot Snrub! And nice to seem some metal boys in the works.

 
   
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Melbourne

Howdy all.
Apologies for the absence. Last two months have not been kind to me. Been unwell for most of Feb and March. Just one illness after the other. Seems like the only thing I haven't caught is Corona.... yet.....
But i'm better-ish now, so i've managed to get some gak done over the last week.
Namely, finished off my Lord of Plagues for Darren Lathams Masterclass. I've also painted up some Orcs too for a little online comp. So pics of that after.

Arakasi - They count as painted. Just not completed!
Gobert - The MkIII marines do indeed come with a chainsword for everyone. Very kitbasher friendly those kits are!
Nevelon - Thanks! Yes, it's often easy to get lost in what your currently doing and forget what you've done and how it's lead you to wear you are. Never hurts to look back at where you've been.
Zahnib - Cheers mate. I love the old metal minis. Shame they swapped them to finecast and then phased them out. I love the heft of a metal mini. Plus the detailing on them was always superiour to plastic minis. Maybe not so much these days, but back then they were the best.


So what have I been working on?

My finished piece for Darren Lathams Lord of Blights Masterclass.





Super pleased with the final results of this. This is the most effort i've put into a single mini in 15 years of painting. All told it took me roughly 10 hours and really took me out of my comfort zone on a few things.
Couple of aspects that i'm really happy with
-The skin. Comfort zone #1, skin has always been a hard one for me. I tend to shy away from models with lots on show, just because I don't feel confident of the results. But the way Darren laid out his skin tutorial makes it feel really achievable. More practice is needed for sure, but I'll feel a lot more confident going forwards.
-The Armour. Textures aren't something I've given a lot of thought to in regards to painting. The odd bit of battle damage here and there, or the weathering of a cloak maybe. But the strange stippling effect on the armour was a new one for me. Really gives it a old, battle work appearance without resorting to conventional weathering and battle damage techniques. (Same again with the crosshatching done on the cloth.) But using highlights/lowlights in the texture to provide the basis of traditional highlights was an interesting challenge. One i'm keen to explore a bit more (and have on the orc models i'll show after.)
-There is also the axe head that I surprised myself with. The orange and blue on the axe not only provides some stark contrast to each other, but cleverly tie in with the tones on the rest of the model. The orange rust keeps with the warm skin tones and the red of the cloth. While the blue verdigris ties back into the armour and the deep cool creases in the flesh folds. Again, this sort of colour cohesiveness never would have crossed my mind in a million years, but when it was explained it all just kind of clicked into place and made me understand how all the colours draw themselves together.

There are also a few things i'm not overly happy with.
- The horns for starters. The blending on them is fine, no issue there. But I certainly could have taken a bit more care with the bone coloured striations. Too chunky and a little haphazard.
- The bronze armour. The actually LoB mini has a lot more metal on it (the hammer head, shield, bell, shoulder spike) which were painted bronze. The LoPs only has his chainmail and the fly on his vambrace. So I didn't get to practice the metallics as much as I would have liked.
- There's also the big white pustule on his chest that I didn't do anything with. I was going to turn into a rheumy eye or something, but couldn't decide/forgot about it in the end. It's not a huge problem though.

Love to hear your thoughts on him. Anything you feel could be improved on or changed in the future. Let me know!


Finally, some Orcs. I'm painting these up a for a online challenge. It's more focused on techniques and cohesion rather then overall skill or colours used. I've tired to use only neutral earthy tones with a little blue/grey thrown in.
They are mostly done, they just need weathering and damage applied now and the bases need painting.

Again, thoughts and suggestions always appreciated!

Thanks for looking guys!

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There's a lot to love about the Nurgle guy. The axe is fantastic, beautiful rust and the vivid blue working so nicely. I am also a huge fan of the range of color in the armor. It has a real richness to it. Great job!
   
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The Lord of Plague looks great Snrub!! I especially like the red cloth, really rich colours you've got there. And yes, totally agree about the metal minis, such a shame they don't do them any more although I must say I don't miss trying to pin together large multipart metal kits.

 
   
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Very nice.

I particularly like the axe head - the two tones of corrosion work well together, and tie back nicely to the figure. Maybe the two spots above the handle need to merge though? Not sure, but it seems to work better on the blade where they are adjacent, rather than separate patches? That could just be because it's a blown up close-up though

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Nice work on the Plague Lord (love the color of the armor) and those orcs. I hate it, whenever I see nicely painted minis of another gaming system, because I always get the urge to start it I had some LotR first time around and sometimes miss it. But seeing your minis will be enough for the time to quell that urge
   
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That Lord of plagues is disgusting! Well done Snrub. He looks like a real technical challenge. Like others have said his armour is a real triumph, I’ll l have to try and remember to find the video you were following when I do the BSF plague marines. Keep up the great work!

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Good job. Always worth pushing yourself every now and then, that's the way to improve.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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Melbourne

Hey folks.
How's being locked up at home treating everyone?

Got a largish sort of update today. Been working on a couple of different things. Few things finished, few things started.


YWS - Thank you very much! The Blue/Orange combination is certainly eye catching. There's a reason it gets used so often on movie posters!
Zahnib - Thanks. I like the cloth too. I enjoy painting red, although I don't do much of it. I'm with you on pinning metal models. It's a pain in the arse and no mistake.
Monkeytroll - Cheers, mate. Do you mean the intestines and the goop dripping onto the stone? Yeah they are kind of distinctly separate, aren't they? Maybe a light glaze of the lighter blue over the intestines to help pull them in together would help mitigate the starkness? Not sure i'd go changing anything on him now that he's finished. As you say though, could just be the blown up close-up that makes it obvious. But it's definitely something i'll keep in mind for the future.
Viterbi - Oh I'm the same. I see someone paint something in a way I like and the urge just overwhelms. It's doubly worse if it's something I already own as I know I *could* start painting it.
Gobert - Thank you! He certainly pushed by technical skills, that's for sure. I'd 100% recommend giving it a go. The videos are by Darren Latham on his youtube channel. The green armour is Masterclass video #3. If you do want to give it a go you might want to be quick about it, as unfortunately he will be closing his channel and removing the tutorials there.
Doc - 100% agree. It can be hard to step out of your comfort zone and do something different. But you always come out better for it in my opinion.


Right. So on to the update. As I said it's a bit scattershot today, but we'll start with the completed stuff.

First up the Landspeeder
Fully magnetized for all weapon options (barring the Heavy Flamer). Only thing that it doesn't have is unit markings. But I left them off because i'm still working out the structure of the 2nd company.


The completed Uruk-hai from earlier.
At first I wondered if the grass tufts were too yellow, but I quickly came around to liking them.


Gamling the Old.
Really enjoyed painting this model. I love the aggressive pose and all the details. I used a much more vibrant green on his cloak to hint at his position within the Kings Royal Guard. I'd do this with all the Royal Guard. Help them stand out from the Hoi polloi.


And to round out the completed stuff, a group shot of all the Rohirrim painted so far (including the extra 5 I painted along side Gamling).
As you can see, a few are missing shields. That would be because i've put them somewhere and can't find them.



Onto the /wips/
Made a touch of progress on the Abyssal Brethren with the start of some greenstuffing. I know a few people have been looking forward to these guys.
This first one was relatively easy. Just had to match the flow of the existing robes. I wasn't too concerned about it being overly smooth as i'm planning painting on a lot of texture for robes and the like.


This one was a little tougher as it involved getting the belly quite round and getting the banding on the leg somewhat narrow and even. I wasn't even going to attempt to match up the chainmail. Well beyond my current skill level. Maybe later.


This last bit required some precising cutting to fit the chainmail, but wasn't too hard. Just need to remove the horn now.


Last of the wips is just a quicky of some shotgun scouts. I didn't realise that the kit only comes with 4 shotguns/botlers, which is really annoying.
Sculpted some masks to cover up the hidous faces. So they're on the backburner while I source the parts I want to finish the sergeant off.



Currently on the bench is some terrain (walls & fences), a land speeder which i'm debating as whether to build it as a regular LS or Talonmaster, and i'm playing around with some tactical marines.
Finally, since it's just past the end of March (fething March), I thought i'd do just a quick quarterly update on my 2020 Goals.

Spoiler:
1. Play 1 game of 40k a month.
Jan- 1 game. Dark Angels Vs Imperial Fists: Win.
Feb- No game due to me being unwell.
Mar- No game due to EVERYONE being unwell. However I have been playing a bit of Warhammer: Underworlds with the missus. We're even keeping a leader board! 2 wins each at the moment.
Apr- Likely to be the same as March!

2. Finish Dark Angels 5th Company.
Done some of the bases for a Tactical squad, the command squad. About to start work on some tacticals.

3. Paint 15% of all Lord of the Rings miniatures I currently own.
Completed: 5 Gondorians, 7 Rohorrim, Gamling, 5 Uruk-hai,
Almost completed: 9 Orcs, 1 Orc Captain

4. Make headway with 2 other armies.
Little bit of work on the Abyssal Brethern. That's it as of now.

5. Paint a Bust or 54mm Miniature.
Haven't found anything for this one yet.

6. Finish Dark Angels Auxillery forces.
So far this year i've finished 1 Terminator and the land speeder.

7. Paint 3x Random things.
None yet.

8. Finish Tablescape tiles and enough terrain for a 4x4 table.
None yet.

9. Enter a competition (gaming/painting/AoP/etc).
The orcs i've been painting are for a friendly online comp among a bunch of Autralian/New Zealand Instagramers. Not exactly what I had in mind for this goal, but hopefully if nothing else it will serve to get the competition juices flowing.

10. Hit 20 pages on Dakka Blog. Keep posting on Dakka
I'm currently on temporary stand-down at work. So I have 10 days off. I'm hoping to at least get a couple of updates in during that time. Gotta keep that motivation going!


Right. Well thanks for slogging your way through that! As always, C&C more then welcome!
Thanks!

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6 foot underwater

No issue with the gloop and intestines What was bugging me - and isn't now - was the separate patch of blue oxide and rust on the blade - for some reason when I first looked at it that seemed to jar when compared with the areas where rust and blue mix. However, when I went back to check the gloop it didn't bother me at all - just how I felt at the time. Long story short, ignore my rambling critiques

New lot all looking good.

Nice work on chopping up the marines, especially like the chainmail in the helmet - noted for future use

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Melbourne

Ahh I see. I entirely misread your post. And going over it again, I see why. I thought you meant the parts physically above the handle (the stomach) rather then on the axe head above the handle. And yes, you're correct, they probably could be joined up to give it a more cohesive look.

Also note with the chainmail head. If you do it the way I did, it wont actually fit anymore. At least not on the specific model the head is made for. As I discovered that shortly after I was finished with it.

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6 foot underwater

Well who puts heads on models they belong to anyway

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Rohirrim class photo is fabulous. Great set of minis. Really nice work on the Chaos conversions so far. I will second the praise for the chain-veil. Awesome look.
   
 
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