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Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Good to see you back in action. We're also planning a kid room swap, must be the time for it I'm also slipping into the grimdarkiverse but with aeronautica, it's funny how no matter how far we explore other hobby avenues we keep coming back to it in some form or other

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 225 
   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

Oh don’t. I swore no more building 40K armies last year… and here I am with a Drukhari one being built as we speak! Damn that grimdarkiverse!

Anyway, great work on those DA. I’m with you on the sameness of space marines and have been down the same route three times before too. It is worth looking at the camo schemes in some of the early Rogue Trader books for some extra variation, and throw in a Deathwatch vet every now and then so the silver arm/pad breaks things up a little too?

   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

inmygravenimage wrote:Good to see you back in action. We're also planning a kid room swap, must be the time for it I'm also slipping into the grimdarkiverse but with aeronautica, it's funny how no matter how far we explore other hobby avenues we keep coming back to it in some form or other

I feel for you with room moves. It is necessary, but also just traumatic with the shear amount of stuff to move and things to pitch. Somehow like us they find ways of stashing more things than what should fit.

endtransmission wrote:Oh don’t. I swore no more building 40K armies last year… and here I am with a Drukhari one being built as we speak! Damn that grimdarkiverse!

Anyway, great work on those DA. I’m with you on the sameness of space marines and have been down the same route three times before too. It is worth looking at the camo schemes in some of the early Rogue Trader books for some extra variation, and throw in a Deathwatch vet every now and then so the silver arm/pad breaks things up a little too?


I Am a big fan of the universe, even with G-man back, the lore is just fantastic. Our group from 20+ years ago was pretty tight. We had a dedicated Eldar, space wolves, Dark Angel, Ultramarine and my Blood Angels which then were replaced by my Chaos marines, and then the inherited Ultramarines and my Imperial Guard (“into the box with you”) that annoyed opponents. Topped off with some Tyranids which were just to really annoy one person.

I did a bunch of painting today in increments, which I could break up with other projects now that the painting area is on the main level of the house. I’ll post some pictures later possibly tomorrow. I also did a quick dive into the basement to grab some things and looked into one of the marine boxes of still sprued happiness. I literally pulled out a small ravenwing bike army that is still on sprues. I think it was 5 bikes, 2 attack bike side car sprues and a landspeeder sprue along with a bunch of ravenwing accessories. This morning I black primed the new speeder that came in the Shieldbreaker strikeforce along with 8 outriders, so I have some ravenwing to start painting later. I hope the primer worked out okay as it was only 25 degrees Fahrenheit out, but I had the primer inside and immediately brought everything in after I sprayed it so nothing would freeze up.

Edit: took progress pictures...walked upstairs and accidentally deleted the progress picture . Well at least you get a photo of the stretch stormhawk. Not sure if I should paint it up black for ravenwing or bone for deathwing/command.


Probably black

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Nice to be able to paint before work again.


Also replacement shot of the Bladeguard DEathwing.



Most still need heads, tilt shields, plasma glow on the guns, but tabletop ready.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Reading, Berks

Ninja'd

They are coming along nicely

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Nice to see you pick up the cool marines! Seriously, DA are a blast to paint and look really cool when done; there's a reason why I picked them as my first army and they remain my favorite.

On the Stormraven, to be fluff-correct it should be green or perhaps bone colored; they are not part of the Ravenwing and wouldn't be black. However, it's your model so you do you; I'm sure it'll look good however you do it.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~18000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~5000
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Total models painted in 2022: 18 | Current main painting project: Stormcast Eternals
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Deathwing are coming along nicely.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great start into the new year and fingers crossed the motivation stays and the army will grow fast
   
Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

ZergSmasher wrote:Nice to see you pick up the cool marines! Seriously, DA are a blast to paint and look really cool when done; there's a reason why I picked them as my first army and they remain my favorite.

On the Stormraven, to be fluff-correct it should be green or perhaps bone colored; they are not part of the Ravenwing and wouldn't be black. However, it's your model so you do you; I'm sure it'll look good however you do it.


Thanks for that info . Green will most likely be the route I go then with it.

Captain Brown wrote:Deathwing are coming along nicely.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks CB

Viterbi wrote:Great start into the new year and fingers crossed the motivation stays and the army will grow fast


Well it’s been a week from heck and still motivated, so that’s some good news.

Progress is progress, even when it’s one model. I really like most of the look on the new speeder, the only part I don’t like is the turret on top. Really just that there is a gunner whose body is I need the engine compartment . I’ll either make it work or pull him out and mount the weapons firm. Over all it’s a nice kit. I even have it partially assembled where the pilot compartment rollbars and roof of the engine compartment are not glued, which made painting the instrument panels easier.



Space inside the back might be perfect for holding the weapon options.


LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

oh yeah, that back piece is definitely worth turning into a little storage box for the options!

I agree that the placement of that turret is a bit... questionable. Is it too late to cover up the gunner and turn it into a servitor, or just a remote turret?

   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

 endtransmission wrote:
oh yeah, that back piece is definitely worth turning into a little storage box for the options!

I agree that the placement of that turret is a bit... questionable. Is it too late to cover up the gunner and turn it into a servitor, or just a remote turret?

I would have preferred no turret at all, just add the forward missile pods as gun pods. Then again I like missiles , still have to do the under wing missiles, but otherwise transfers and basing to complete.


LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

First assaultsquad (5) and a sergeant done.

Basing and transfers still, and a head for the Sgt.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord






You're really burning through these Dark Angels. Very cool to see. Digging the Judiciar and speeder the most.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 youwashock wrote:
You're really burning through these Dark Angels. Very cool to see. Digging the Judiciar and speeder the most.


Thanks, I assembled 10 Intercessors and 10 assault intercessors yesterday from the Shieldbreaker strikeforce box set that I got at Christmas. These were the full kits, which is great as I was burned out with the same models from the Indomitus sets and the Elite edition boxes I had gotten. They are giving me some options to make some changes to the other kits I have as well. I think the first up are the assault intercessors which I also primed and got the initial layer of Caliban Green on this morning before heading into work. No pics as really not much to show. The two sgts I made in the kit had power fists and plasma pistols, not sure if those are even load outs that are allowed, but I liked their looks.

One thing that got me motivated is finding a new (to me anyway) youtube channel that really covered the Dark Angels. Actually they have a lot of the Legions covered, but they gave me a new feel for the Dark Angels in the first video which is long, but enjoyable. Thankfully, the narrator of the channel has a voice I can tolerate while I paint and I do not have to watch as all the videos are just him talking through a pretty detailed script while the images are slow pans of 30K and 40K artwork throughout.


The first video is a History of the Chapter


The second video deals more with how the Chapter functions

I always saw them more as just the robed guys with toys trying to hide their secrets, but he really lays out how they were the First Legion, had access to all the Weapons and were sent not to bring worlds into compliance, but to go and utterly annihilate the enemies of the Emperor. While they did bring worlds into the light of the Emperor they were not looking for accolades. The enemies they destroyed before other Legions even got to the systems were the big bads of Old Night. Also, they defeated the Rangdan (Spelling???) even with horrendous loses. The focus now being their secret shame I think is overplayed.

Anyway, I'm excited to work more on them. I'll be more excited once I can get my printer up and running again. You may see lots of bodies missing heads, I keep looking for helmets and heads that I can print once I am up and running again. I know somewhere in my mountains of shame I have tons of Ravenwing bits, but I think I got rid of most of the heads .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

So one thing I have found is a speedy way to get the results I want. So I was going to take ample pictures and show some progress in the steps.....

well I guess the steps were really simple because I went through them so quick I forgot to take pictures
Anyway, for the green Dark Angels

Prime Black (Rustoleum 2x flat black primer) cheap stuff, but great coverage. Being freezing temperatures outside I take out small batches already tacked to a box top and give them a quick spritz, then back inside with all of us before my fingers get numb.
Once dried and the family has stopped complaining about the smell , then I hit them with an overbrush of Caliban Green (Left) let them dry and then an overbrush of Warpstone Green (Right)

That's where I forget to take any more pictures. Finally a drybrush of Niblet green once the overbrushes are dried.
then it all gets a coating of Biel Tan wash. and they come out something like


armor joints get skavenblight dinge.
Guns: corvus black, mephiston Red, Iron warriors steel
Pouches and leather: Rhinox hide then gothor brown
Chest eagles: Corvus Black, Screaming skull then paraxetti white

The above is more for me to be able to replicate later. But doing 10 models at a time usually means the first step is dry by the time i'm back for the second step. 10 guys with all the green done in under 2 hours is good to me.

also something that speeds up the progress is using makeup brushes for the armor. I picked up these 3 brushes from walmart for less than $10 total.

I think they are made by Elf, or made out of Elves, either way they are cheap and perfect for dry brushes.

see you all later.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Great stuff. Lovely wee tutorial.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 225 
   
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Reading, Berks

That looks like a nice simple, but very effective way of painting marines!

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Oh Theo....

Don't you realise that the culling of elves for brushes is part of the reason we don't see so many these days - it's creating more room in the biosphere for those interloper Aeldari.

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Nice technique and solid results. Love the Keebler brushes.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

While most would think you could just give the Eldar a haircut (#spacehippies), a true son of the emperor knows you must take the scalp along with the offending head off of the body .

Not a great shot, really need a litebox especially in this room.

Still have to do the side fairings/legs and exhausts for these guys.

I have 3 fully assembled and primed and another 3 still on sprue along with one that has taken to the open road I guess as I cannot find him anywhere , though my searching has been kind of secondary to everything else.

Snow tonight , but I might try and get the 10 intercessors and the storm eagle primed when I get home so I have stuff to do over the three day MLK weekend ahead.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

The Lion returns....or at least a huge cat. She must be a chaplain because she is driving the next 10 intercessors to battle with a renewed zeal.


Also finished the cowls on the 5 ravenwing

More intercessors are ready to start and I hand primed the stormraven. I know it’s suppossed to be green or bone colored....but it looks so nice being black . Tactically it should be bone to go into a Deathwing formation and drop a dread and some termites onto the board and give some firepower, just not sure how the bone color will look...guess we will find out. Also since I’m making these all Primaris (except terminators), they cannot ride in the Stormraven, so I guess Bone it is.

Also work related I’m back I need my office after 4 weeks of temporary office due to remodel and Asbestos removal. My coworker also returns today as she has been off for the whole time. Just too much for her to work around since she had her stroke.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord






Forward!

Still making great leaps in progress. It's all coming together nicely.
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

THanks, the next 5 intercessors are done.

Quick basic color scheme is so helpful.

I might have found a whole bunch of old bike marines, unfortunately I used all the wheels in a kitbash years ago . I’ll have to either source some from zinge industries or print some replacements. I did order the new screen for my AnyCubic last night and it should deliver sometime Sunday, so production can start back up soon.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Wow, great progress Theophony.

Cheers,

CB

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Loving the progress mate



 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Excellent work bud, great to see you still at it. And at least they are green, even if they are the wrong race!




 
   
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Terminator with Assault Cannon






You’re ripping through these at a fantastic rate of knots!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






So one visits the plog after two weeks and suddenly there's a whole army hanging around. Is there a nest? Great work pushing through the mountain of Primaris and getting the Emperor's finest done so quickly!
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Well, another update and more completed, 8 more including a little bit of a conversion on a helmet.

I got a new screen for the AnyCubic and the first prints came out good, but then the FEP leaked big time . Of course that was the last of my replacement FEP, so I’ll have to order more of those.

Almost out of Primaris marines....what am I to do . I guess I have to start looking at what’s next on the purchase front, or switch to Necrons.

The Ravenwing could use a bike mounted chaplain , or I could get the Dark Angels Combat patrol, though I think it’s a bit blah. I can’t find 3 outriders on sprue that I know I have, and I still have 4 to paint up, along with the command sprue from Indomitus and a few more intercessors that I could build as assault or tactical.

Oh and 53 models in 3 weeks. It really is the elf Brushes doing 80% of the work.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Reading, Berks

Wow, these are coming along amazingly well!

   
 
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