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Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I've been hanging around for a couple of months now, back on Dakka after a very long absence from the hobby. (6-7 years)

I made my first purchase of modelling supplies a couple of days ago. Some Tamiya and Vallejo paints. ($45 for a can of primer and 6 paints.) o_O




And then took apart an old, badly painted bolter marine, and hit him with a quick coat of tamiya spray primer. Now going to try and decide on a color scheme for my Iron Hands sucessor chapter.



I know, nothing really exciting yet. But its a start. If my local GW has a box of Iron Hands I may pick that up next payday. (Just over a week from now.)

Other than that, its going to be dissasembling old minis for parts and making do with what I have on hand as the money slowly rolls in. This will probably transition to a Grey Knights blog once they are released.




This message was edited 11 times. Last update was at 2011/01/23 14:59:41


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





England , Plymouth

Hey Wolfshadow , When you get some progress on the marine bolter be sure to post us up some pictures of your work.

I will be keeping an eye on this thread

~UnDeAd~

Skyfall Spearhead




 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Some of the detail is obscured, as I didn't strip the mini, and this is more just to mess around with paint for the first time in....... ages.

The tamiya blue paint leave a definate gloss finish. Will def need some dullcoat/matt varnish to tone it down.

Looking forward to getting my hands on some of the weathering powders and washes. That will have to wait untill I can get some more $$. I forogt just how far a couple of drops of paint can cover. :-)






A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





England , Plymouth

Looking goos so far , although it is slightly hard to tell from the picture , i would be sure to use some dullcoat to take the shine off of te blue. Also what weathering powders will you be using Forgeworld ?

Nice work so far ~UnDeAd~

Skyfall Spearhead




 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Probably not forgeworld. There is a local hobby shop run by a freind of my family that I will be buying from. It will be whatever he carries. I saw a few pigments/poweres that he carried. Again, not sure I'm keeping this color scheme. I like the blue but it is way glossy.

I'll hit GW for some colors that he doesnt carry, the big ones being the sepia and badab black washes, along with bleached bone.

This guy probably wont make it into my force... But I just had to get some paintning in. I'm already fining it much easeir to deal with detail work than when I left the hobby.




A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Welcome back. I came back after an extended break as well. There's a surprising number of us (old timers that came back) popping up these days, I see threads all over Dakka from them. We should all get together and talk about what brought us back.

Looking forward to seeing your work.

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






WIP CSM being 'redeemed'.













Automatically Appended Next Post:
Did some more work.

They need to be dulled down a bit, but for average squaddies, I'm not totally unhappy with these guys.

I especially like the converted chaos dude, with the chainmail and the helmet.

Was nice to spend some time working with the exacto knife and the paintbrush for the first time in 7 years.







C&C Appreciated.





This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2010/11/23 03:55:41


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






What Legion are you working on, and do you have any specific plans or are you just looking at the stuff you have and going with whatever inspires you?

A comment on your photography- it's dark. Even the lighter pictures are dark. Not sure what advice to offer except maybe reposition the lamp or something.

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






It will probably be an Iron Hands Sucessor Chapter. Not sure what iconography it will use.

They will have close ties to the Adeptus Mechanicus, lots of techmarines and dudes with bionics. HQs will probably be a MOTF, and either a Libby or a Captain. If the Iron Hands ever get another rule set or spec charachter, I'd probably use him. I'm contemplating, fluff wise, them being a SM force accompanying a Ad-Mech search fleet on a 'crusade'/STC search.

Def planiing a Thunderfire Cannon or 2 in there, and possibly a SM superheavy based off of the Turrets Machinator is working on.

Most of those pics were taken really late last nigh with a desk lamp. Will see if I can get some more pics up today in more natural light.

Cheers.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

Welcome back to the hobby how do you find painting miniatures with the tamiya's? i only ever used them on vehicles and found it slow going because of the drying times.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






If you thin tamiya down with water, drying time isnt too bad. The big thing is to work with small amounts and thin it out. I find it takes 2-3 drops of tamiya paint to cover pretty much a whole mini. And tamiya is cheap. $3.25 a bottle. Although its only a 10ml bottle...

If your airbrushing, thin it down with some alcohol. Its tack dry almost on contact if you have a thin enough coat.

More progress:

God, I cant wait untill my holiday pay comes in and I can buy some new minis as opposed to repainting.



A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

Yeah,i buy them for because they have better colours for them, and at £1.50 a jar they are a 3rd cheaper than gw paints.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I'd recommend getting a high % Isopropyl alcohol to thin tamiyas if working with any quantity. No good for thinning small amounts as it dries too quick. IIRC, GW paints dont react well to alcohol thinning. They used to get all gummy on me.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

I always buy thinners with them, it should also say i only use tamiya on vehicles, stupid keyboard must have missed that out lol

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Progress on SGT.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Ultramarine Scout with Sniper Rifle





England

Nice thread.

I have also had an absence from the hobby. I was with friends when walking past GW local store and they siad they wanted to start an army choas/necrons and they both spent about £200 to get a small force. I just went in the cupboard and got out my space marines, 13,000 points and counting - all of which i am re-painting.

also i only use GW paints, so it's great to read up on guys using others. keep up the good work.

Darkness always triumphs over the light, it needs no energy, it has no fuel.

13,000 pts
Trying to re-paint after 8 years off!
 
   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

Coming along nicely mate, I also have used tamiya paints in the past but mainly on Resin models, I find it tacs better to the resin than the GW or Army Painter posts do, but I've always found it too thick on the models I lose detail to quick and again the drying times has always held me back as well.

That said my only source for the stuff until recently was a Toy store and they did not sell the Alcohol based thinners which is probably where all my issues stemmed from.

Keep em coming!


 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Santobell wrote:Coming along nicely mate, I also have used tamiya paints in the past but mainly on Resin models, I find it tacs better to the resin than the GW or Army Painter posts do, but I've always found it too thick on the models I lose detail to quick and again the drying times has always held me back as well.

That said my only source for the stuff until recently was a Toy store and they did not sell the Alcohol based thinners which is probably where all my issues stemmed from.

Keep em coming!


TY Santobell. Most of the Tamiya stuff thins fine with water. I work with tiny amounts on a plastic lid thinned down with a drop or two of water from my brush cleaning cup. (If the waters not too dirty.) The alcohol is more for when it gets old and is starting to thicken up, or if you are airbrushing. If you think with alcohol when airbrushing, it dries super fast... almost as fast as you can get it on the model, if your working under bright, incandescent light from a desk lamp.



A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest





Arlington TX, but want to be back in Seattle WA

love that dak is on the screen when you took the photos

4250 points of Blood Angels goodness, sweet and silky W12-L6-D4
1000 points of Teil-Shan (my own scheme) Eldar Craftworld in progress
800 points of unassembled Urban themed Imperial Guard
650 points of my do-it-yourself Tempest Guard
675 points of Commoraghs finest!

The Dude - "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man."

Lord Helmet - "I bet she gives great helmet."

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Element206 wrote:love that dak is on the screen when you took the photos



I spend WAY too much time on Dakka. It's become something of an addiction. I tend to get fixated on forums once I become a member, and Dakka has such a wonderful scope of topics to discuss and comment on. Between here and my Gaming clan forums (Which I moderate), the forums for the computer games that I play, and a couple of other wargaming forums I can generally kill a 12 hour shift @ work with little to no problem.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






wolfshadow wrote:I spend WAY too much time on Dakka.


Impossible. There's no such thing. And I'm not certain those words can really be used in a sentence. I think I just quoted a hallucination.


 
   
Made in ca
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De-chaosed bakpacks and bolters




Squad shot, so far.





A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Three Color Minimum






It might just be lighting, but the last pic has your blue much darker then before. This looks awesome! It might be a little bit "night-lords"ish though.

"Never let your morals get in the way of doing what is right" -Issac Asimov (open to interpretation)  
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






powerclaw wrote:It might just be lighting, but the last pic has your blue much darker then before. This looks awesome! It might be a little bit "night-lords"ish though.


Thats the lighting indeed. Not sure why that pic the paint looks so dark. But thats the color I'm going for... almost a midnight blue. Once I get my hands on some black wash we shall see how things go. I'm using Tamiya royal blue over light grey tamiya spray primer.

And the night lordish look is pretty much what I'm going for. Except my guys are loyalist.

Prob going to get some sort of ChapterHouse shoulder pad for them, but not sure which one.

I need a "Hand" or "Gauntlet" name for them if I want to use Iron Hands pads.

Thanks for the comments folks. :-)




A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Ultramarine Scout with Sniper Rifle





England

Tooo much time on dakka?? Now I am new to all this forum thing, never been into it before but decided to extend the amount of people I talk to about my Hobby, but I don't post I just look through thread after thread.
Even as I type I am at work waiting for a delivery on my Blackberry. I think I should be glad we have wireless here to make it all quicker!

Darkness always triumphs over the light, it needs no energy, it has no fuel.

13,000 pts
Trying to re-paint after 8 years off!
 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






usukgoose wrote:Tooo much time on dakka?? Now I am new to all this forum thing, never been into it before but decided to extend the amount of people I talk to about my Hobby, but I don't post I just look through thread after thread.
Even as I type I am at work waiting for a delivery on my Blackberry. I think I should be glad we have wireless here to make it all quicker!


I Dakka @ Work and @ home too. :-)

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Sgt, with De-Chaos'd backpack




Plasma Gunner WIP







A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






THngs have been pretty quiet for me modelling wise the past couple of days. But I'm working on a pretty big trade that could end up with SIGNIFICANT renforcements for my battle brothers.

Now to decide on a Chapter Name.


Iron hands sucessor, somthing with either 'hands' or 'Gauntlet' in the name....

Obsidian Gauntlets?


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot





North Carolina, US

Welcome back to the hobby. However, I see you need a name and, seeing your paint scheme, would like to suggest the Cobalt Fists (fists works better than hands for me on that one) or the Steel Gauntlets. It might just be me, but I figure Steel should be the natural successor to Iron. Steel Brothers, perhaps, using their parent chapter's symbol to show a continued allegiance to the Iron Hands and the pact with the Adeptus Mechanicus

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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot





Cupertino, California USA

Welcome back to the hobby Wolf Shadow, I too was out for a bit and actively getting my army back to strength (note to everyone do not sell your army) and your squad is coming along great.




 
   
 
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