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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Ta chaps.

@Zambro: Yep, Shadespire would definitely be a candidate when I get some time for gaming, trouble is that I'm not a massive fan of any of the warbands other than the skellies; Stormcast don't do much for me, the Khorne guys are just like the other Khorne guys I have dozens of and the Orruks I just don't like the style. That said, the Skaven crew look neat and I'm looking forward to the Fyreslayers, so there may be more Shadespire here in future.

But that is then and this is now! First mini of 2018 is a-go! And yes, it's another bloody Space Marine. But this is also an example of what I mentioned above about painting to a very specific theme and feel. Here, I wanted to capture a really bleak and muted tone (even more than my usual style), a Marine that's been in full survival mode for a long, long time and is unrecognisable as the proud warrior he once was. Fallout meets Logan meets 40k, odd as that sounds!


Yes, the name is a dreadful pun. No, I don't feel bad about it!

Ta for looking, any thoughts welcome!

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

I always love raven guard. Nice work.

   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

Can't help it if you've got a dissertation to do, I'd rather focus on that then crank out minis to show us folk on here

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Nice summery of last year, and good start to this one. Keep up the good work!

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Nice summary of 2017! It's funny how your slow year model count is almost double my best year model count! Your first model of 2018 is really creative and awesome, and the name you picked is actually a clever pun IMO.

Hoping your college stuff goes well, and that you can actually get a few games in 2018.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 85 | Current main painting project: Ravenwing Talonmaster
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Just catching up and an interesting retrospective for the previous year. Especially when it comes to being more discerning with choices of stuff to paint. Definitely relate to that one.

Also, I too share your love for the stunning new skelly model it really is a fantastic sculpt (which you've done excellent justice!). Been eyeing it up for a Kearl conversion actually...

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Cheers all!

More new stuff, this time a model built from Anvil's new Dress Uniform range in the style of GW's Vostroyan Firstborn that the new parts allow a fairly accurate recreation of. This is just a test paint for the squad, but I think so far so good.


Any thoughts welcome, thanks for looking!

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Longtime Dakkanaut






He has a bugle? That rules.
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Yep. I was going to give him the slung rifle and an empty hand, but the bugle was too cool a part not to use in the end.

And while I'm here, a quick preview of the rest of the squad, these minis are top notch even by Anvil's always-excellent standards and the Regiments range is so extensive now that if you're looking for a modern take on any of the old-school GW Guard regiments then they should be your first port of call.


These guys are done as Vostroyans, but with the parts Anvil offer you could easily recreate DKoK, Steel Legion, Praetorians, Mordian Iron Guard, Valhallan Ice Warriors, Catachans... Basically any kind of Guard regiment you can think of.

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

 Paradigm wrote:
These guys are done as Vostroyans, but with the parts Anvil offer you could easily recreate DKoK, Steel Legion, Praetorians, Mordian Iron Guard, Valhallan Ice Warriors, Catachans... Basically any kind of Guard regiment you can think of.

Just to jump on the Anvil Industries bandwagon, their not-space marines range of exo-lords and conversion bits look very cool.

My hobby blog, weekly updates hopefully http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/641714.page#7702117
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 CREEEEEEEEED wrote:
I'm just here to play 40k and buy overexpensive paint and rattlecans man, I want no part in this sigmarine crap.
 
   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

Wow, they look ace. Anvil Industries have some great kits, as well as upgrade kits for definitely not Marines. Can't wait for the full squad.

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Whoops, forgot to post these guys up here. The finished Vostroyan Command Squad. Featuring much bigger pics than normal thanks to a new lighting setup that actually makes that doable.





Thanks for looking, any thoughts welcome! Come back soon for something very cool and very different!

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Those Vostroyans turned out really nice! Your gritty weathered style fits any Astra Militarum regiment, and it certainly worked for these guys.

I've looked through Anvil Industries' site before trying to find something that looks like it would work for Chaos Cultists. Most of what I found seems much better suited to Guard, though, but maybe I'll have another look now that I've seen how good their models look with paint on them.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 85 | Current main painting project: Ravenwing Talonmaster
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic work, good solid consistently brilliant work. Guard look fantastic.

   
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Noble Knight of the Realm





Hawt damn.

Love the command squad!

   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





Pittsburgh PA, USA

Your work made the newsletter from anvil! Congrats man!

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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Thanks folks!

@Azalle: That's awesome. I knew I'd been featured on their FB page, but to actually make the newsletter as well is something I'm particularly pleased with. As a fan of Anvil for a good few years now, it's really quite exciting to have them show off my work.

And now for something completely different...



A bust of the Covenant Commander Rho Barutamee, from Halo Reach. This was released as part of a set of 3 by Spartan Games when they launched their Fleet Battles range, and with the company going bust I was slightly miffed that I'd not managed to grab the set. As luck would have it, I managed to grab the last copy Chaos Cards' online store had, and at half price to boot! Score!

This is my first time working on a bust and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. The larger areas give a great canvas for texture work, so it really suits the authentic style I like to try and capture as there's plenty of room for little imperfections and marks on armour, or folds in his cloak ect. He's fairly sizeable, slightly larger than a Dreadnought with the plinth attached, and all in all, I'm rather pleased for a first attempt on this scale/type of model. There's still 2 more to do, so look out for those soon.

In the mean time, thanks for looking, any thoughts are of course welcome!

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Very nice work on the bust Para. Love the skin.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






That's very cool. Love all the wear n' tear on the armor.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

I love the armour on him, can't wait for the next bust.

My hobby blog, weekly updates hopefully http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/641714.page#7702117
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 CREEEEEEEEED wrote:
I'm just here to play 40k and buy overexpensive paint and rattlecans man, I want no part in this sigmarine crap.
 
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





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

Great job on the bust mate. Really impressive paint work on a scale you dont normally work with. Love the scuffs and marks on the armour.



 
   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Cheers folks. Working on the next one now, so that should be done soon enough.

@Carlos, it's been a while, nice to see you on here again! Hope you're well.


Since I'm here, can anyone recommend a (preferably UK or Europe based) manufacturer that does some decent busts/larger scale models at reasonable prices? I'm really enjoying these and would love to do some more larger-scale stuff. I've looked around a bit but a lot of them seem very pricey for what they are, so if anyone has experience here I'm all ears.

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

Since you've already dipped your toes in the anvil industry world, they do a bust.
http://anvilindustry.co.uk/Boutique/special-edition/Pulse-Mech-Bust

My hobby blog, weekly updates hopefully http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/641714.page#7702117
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 CREEEEEEEEED wrote:
I'm just here to play 40k and buy overexpensive paint and rattlecans man, I want no part in this sigmarine crap.
 
   
Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending





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

@Para

Cheers mate, was away for a long time. Messy life stuff for a bit then multiple house moves, then just general busyness left little time for painting.

Im doing really well now though and I am trying to find time to paint among the rest of life.


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Also these busts seem reasonably priced

https://www.blacksunminiatures.co.uk/product-category/busts/

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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Presenting Bust #2, The Imperial Admiral in classic Covenant purple.


I don't think he's come out quite as nicely as The Supreme Commander, but I'm still pleased enough with it, given that I always find purple to be a bit of a pain in the backside to paint smoothly.

Thanks for the recommendations, Black Sun I was already aware of but I'd forgotten Anvil had that one. I shall likely invest in something from either of those sooner or later.

Thanks for looking, any thoughts welcome!

Paradigm's Hobby Blog: last update: 06/07: Stormcast Sequitor test model

Available for Commission Work. Click the banner or PM me for details.
 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Very cool! You must give us a group shot when you finish the last one!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 85 | Current main painting project: Ravenwing Talonmaster
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





The Rock

Love me some Sangheili. Cool stuff, Para

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Longtime Dakkanaut






These are coming out really cool. Makes me want to paint the pieces from Relic.
   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant





Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

I like your busts! (the model kind, just to be clear )

Something I've always been curious about, but never tried. Not being able to use them in a game is the main drawback for me.

Can you do a size comparison picture? For some reason, I can't see that being dreadnought sized.

   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Thanks chaps. I'm not in a massive hurry to paint up the final bust, he's by far the least interesting of the set (a minor Prophet rather than an Elite, so no cool armour to play with) but he'll get done eventually.

@Zambro: I've attached a quick scale pic with a Tactical Marine on a 32mm base, hopefully that'll help give you an idea. In terms of measurements, the bust in the picture is about 90mm tall and 90mm wide at the shoulders. The other guy is slightly taller thanks to his fancy hat, and about the same width. Not sure exactly what scale these are to as the box doesn't say.
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