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Missionary On A Mission





Denver, CO, USA

After a fair bit of messing around, I finally got a reasonable fix on a homebrewed Nuln Oil recipe. I don't think it's good enough for shading minis yet, but it's good enough to slather on to textured bases in bulk. It's basically half water, half matte medium, a few drops of dish detergent, and a few shots of carbon black artist's pigment. I tested it on the Sororitas bases I was cranking out and was pretty pleased with the match. These were sprayed in matte gray, drybrushed with Unbleached Titanium, and highlighted with White Scar before the comparison.


   
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Denver, CO, USA

Oof, I just started switching to droppers and it's a PAIN. I got six done in an hour.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

 MacPhail wrote:
After a fair bit of messing around, I finally got a reasonable fix on a homebrewed Nuln Oil recipe. I don't think it's good enough for shading minis yet, but it's good enough to slather on to textured bases in bulk. It's basically half water, half matte medium, a few drops of dish detergent, and a few shots of carbon black artist's pigment. I tested it on the Sororitas bases I was cranking out and was pretty pleased with the match. These were sprayed in matte gray, drybrushed with Unbleached Titanium, and highlighted with White Scar before the comparison.



Looks good!

For black wash I use craft store black paint (satin, but has some gloss effect) with a little brown of the same cheap paint line, thin it down with water (about 80-90%) and some drops of dish detergent. Used this long ago for minis before I had Nuln oil available and still do, usually I can't tell on which parts I used Nuln oil or the home brew. I always *think* I should use the real stuff for the expensive models to be on the safe side, which is why I always have Nuln oil available, but I also *think* I actually don't need it.
   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Your home brew wash looks to be pretty much spot on! I feel your pain with transferring to droppers. It took me ages but does make life a bit easier with thinning and consistency of mixes. Adding a glass ball helps with mixing them up and keeping them alive with a bit of medium if they’re old

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
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Missionary On A Mission





Denver, CO, USA

Thanks for the moral support on the droppers.... the process has completely stalled at about 6/50ths complete! I guess I'll do a few at a time, but man, what a bear!

I did make some progress on the assassins this week... pretty pleased with my detail work, but not impressed with my highlighting, which will need some touchups. I like all three of the schemes I've gone with so far. I'm happy with the leather look to the belts on the classic Vindicare, but I'm tempted to try gray instead of brown on the new one for more of a monochromatic look. Not sure... but I need to hustle to make the end of the month. I also knocked together some quick scenic bases out of cork to provide more unity across the three figures, but I don't love them and may not bother.


   
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Denver, CO, USA

I got the three assassins done for the monthly painting contest... barely. I'm pretty satisfied: this is my first real attempt at lenses, I got some old (and newer) models painted (I've had that Culexus since it was released however long ago), tried out three different color schemes (I think Skavenblight Dinge on the classic Vindi is my favorite), kind of nailed (imho) the leather straps for once (just in time for lots of them on my Sisters), and I built some custom bases so everyone could stand next to something made of crumbly brick.



There's a few more pics in the contest thread, and the voting thread will be up eventually. Next steps: making the Army Box Canoness into a Benificence+inferno loadout!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Really nice work! Personally I like the green eye lenses best. Leather looks good too and yes, there's a lot of that on the new sisters
   
Made in ca
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Surrey, BC - Canada

MacPhail,

Nice work and good luck in the monthly painting competition.

Cheers,

CB


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Denver, CO, USA

Thanks guys! I also like the green best, but that may just be the closest I came to proper technique, rather than color choice.

Here's a progress update:


I got a Battalion's worth of Scouts painted, including the magnetized and dismounted Landspeeder Storm Scouts . There's a bit of detail work to do, and most of them still need to be switched onto finished bases (which I've already made). But they're playable, and I really want to get to the new Sisters plastics, soooo...



I'm hacking up the Canoness from the Sororitas Army Box to enter he in this month's painting contest (theme: "Final Boss"). She'll get a chainsword (the relic "Beneficence, S4/5, AP-3, D2, and up to 9 attacks) and probably an inferno pistol. I've already chopped her power sword, I'll need to file down the plasma pistol on the robe, and maybe do a full arm swap for the gun hand. I'm going to juggle heads between the Canoness, Mistress of Repentence, and at least one other Sister from the box... the Mistress will be the more matronly one to put a more youthful and angry head on my melee monster. I kind of want to modify for hanging censers, too, but I only have the month. I was wanting to use the massive "REPENT" chainsword I found in my bitz box, but I'm afraid both the scale and the vibe is off. I've started a mockup with a Marine chainsword, but I'm not sure about that one either... it's too short, and needed some GS to meet the hilt (not just length, the robes are in the way too).





Ideas and feedback welcome!

   
Made in ca
Freaky Flayed One






The scale would be ok for a Final Boss I think. It’s appropriately imposing

   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Might be a bit too much work but perhaps you could use the long REPENT Chainsword if the end of it were buried in a victim? A Chaos Space Marine or daemon would look really cool

Your scouts look to have come out well, is it just the bases on the none land speeder based chaps to finish them off?

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in us
Missionary On A Mission





Denver, CO, USA

I think I'm going to have to at least try it as I've done above with the Marine chainsword. I've got to pop that one off to shape it anyway. A little riser made out of styrene card on the base would do it.

gobert, the Scouts need gravel bases (already made), probably lights and lenses, maybe grenades. I decided that for the sake of speed painting, all webbing, pouches, and boots would be the same color. For all that, they're mostly done... they've been cluttering up my painting station and I just want to get them back in storage so I can crank out this first box of Sisters. They'll venture out whenever anyone requests a 1k game... that's where my Scouts + Bikes classic White Scars army will stay for now until I add some Primaris in down the road.

   
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New York City

I love that the Sororitas have barely been released and folks are already looking to convert their models. It warms this Orky Bigmek's heart...or spleen...ah whichever. They're all interchangeable.

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Denver, CO, USA

 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
I love that the Sororitas have barely been released and folks are already looking to convert their models. It warms this Orky Bigmek's heart...or spleen...ah whichever. They're all interchangeable.

LOL... I've spent twenty years hacking at metal models, snapping off tiny drill bits, and permanently altering my thumbprints with exacto knives. I'll be surprised if a single one of these Sisters gets assembled by the instructions. All my starter box Seraphim will definitely get turned into Zephyrim, that's for sure.

   
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Denver, CO, USA

I made some headway on the Canoness, starting with switching her head for the one with the eypatch from the squad (the bionic eye got my attention too). I think the "REPENT" chainsword is the winner, even though the aesthetic is a bit off. It's so big she can't actually hold it tip down... she's not tall enough, even after I trimmed down the blade as much as I could. So I cut a riser out of foamed PVC, hammered on it a bit to look like a rock, and glued it down. The extra ground clearance did the trick, but I'll probably texture and paint the base and maybe lay down some of the base colors on the model before I assemble it.





I also started working on the arm swap. I stole a left arm with bolt pistol from a Seraphim (she won't miss it because she's applying for the Zepyhrim job, and may use the Canoness "rod" arm to gain a sword). The inferno pistol is the last of my printed "thermal injector pistols" from The Reliquary on Shapeways. It's a bit clunky and oversized, but works well enough. I'll need to drill the shoulder, drop a wire armature in there, and build up the arm out of green stuff, but the robes overlap most of it, so my mediocre modeling skill should be adequate.



Once I get the arm built I'll clip the dangling censers from he robe and replace them with little beads of green stuff... the censers will probably become part of the Zephyrim banner. Then she's ready to paint!

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Great choice on the Repent sword and all round on the mods you’ve made to her! She’ll look suitably unique in the flood of new sisters entering the world!

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Upstate, New York

The repent sword pairs well with the eyepatch. The Emperor might protect, but safety goggle should be used when employing tools that spray gore and bone chips in a 10 meter radius.

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Nice work so far. I like your head choice.
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

MacPhail,

Cunning use of the base to fit the parts.

Cheers,

CB


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Denver, CO, USA

Thanks, y'all... plastic toys are so much fun! Nev, Bill Nye would not approve. Safety glasses on! I hesitated on the sword, but it was the right call. I'll build the arm this weekend and then wait for it to quit snowing so I can spray on a base coat and get started. I'll probably throw together the Simulacrum from the box and maybe get going on the Zephyrim conversions and see what I can get done before the weather clears.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

Great Canoness conversion!
   
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Upstate, New York

 MacPhail wrote:
Thanks, y'all... plastic toys are so much fun! Nev, Bill Nye would not approve. Safety glasses on! I hesitated on the sword, but it was the right call. I'll build the arm this weekend and then wait for it to quit snowing so I can spray on a base coat and get started. I'll probably throw together the Simulacrum from the box and maybe get going on the Zephyrim conversions and see what I can get done before the weather clears.


I was referring to the chainsword, and the canoness head with the eyepatch. But yes, also take care of your self. Don’t want to have something to contribute next time a “share your hobby injury” thread makes the rounds.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
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Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut






Canoness looks great, excited to see her painted. And you picked one of the best heads for her.
   
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Denver, CO, USA

Thanks, everyone... the encouragement is awesome and I really appreciate it.

I forged ahead on the Canoness tonight, built the armature for the gun arm and posed it. Next is to build a sleeve from green stuff. I also trimmed the censer-mantle and built up the clasps a bit. Those bits are headed for the Zephyrim pennant for sure. I also cut and reshaped the robe to ditch the slung plasma pistol, as there are stronger loadouts that the stock one.







I got started on the next big terrain project, too, etching some classic iconography into foamed PVC.



And, I built an awesome thing: A cork mount for the painting handle for heads and little bits mounted on pins. I'm sure someone else has done this, but I feel very clever. Thanks again for the excellent support. Onwards!

   
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Denver, CO, USA

Well, I had hoped to get the sleeve built on the new gun arm this weekend, but two sick little boys cut into my hobby time. I started on the arm and built the Simulacrum model from the Army Box while I was at it. I might get some good spray painting weather next weekend, so I want to have a few things ready to go. That gives me 2 weeks to paint the Canoness for the contest.

I also picked up the Battle Sisters box and started scheming how I'll use all those wonderful bits. I think I can get most of them to accept a meltagun or stormbolter and use them to develop my two deviant paint schemes. Most of my collection is white armor with green robes, and they have all of my specials and heavies. As I was finishing up my pre-plastic models, I did 15 in green armor with white robes and another half dozen in gold. Those will be my subsidiary order (maybe Valorous Heart objective campers) and my Celestians respectively, but they need some upgrades. I was pleased to find a choice of 2 Simulacra in the box... I have a metal sister running around with a empty banner pole!

   
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It seems a good box for bits. They certainly erred on the side of giving extra options this time, which is good because with nu-GW you can never really tell how limiting a box will be...

   
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Denver, CO, USA

Friday night, 7:22pm Mountain Standard Time. Wife out of town. Children in bed. Six pack in fridge.

How much can I get done before I crash?


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Feel free to suggest a playlist. Right now it's Rush, but I'm always down for something new.

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Upstate, New York

 MacPhail wrote:
Friday night, 7:22pm Mountain Standard Time. Wife out of town. Children in bed. Six pack in fridge.

How much can I get done before I crash?


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Feel free to suggest a playlist. Right now it's Rush, but I'm always down for something new.


Honestly, if you are already listening to Rush, why change? I think I have more of their CDs then any other band. Runners up would be Jethro Tull and/or Depeche Mode. But my musical collection ranges from Abba to ZZ top, 80’s pop/new age to Norwegian metal, so take that with a grain of salt.

Been a long time (10 years?) since I sat down to marathon paint, seeing if I could still do an all nighter. Not worth it, but doable.

Best of luck!

Edit: if you are painting SoB, give Broadsword, buy Jethro Tull a spin.

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Denver, CO, USA

One hour in, I've built a new arm and sleeve for the Canoness with green stuff, etched some foamed PVC for a terrain project, and clipped a Simulacrum Imperialis bearer from the sprue. She's got SIXTEEN parts! WTF, GW.

Great call on Jethro Tull. I'm going all in on The Broadsword & The Beast.

   
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Denver, CO, USA

So, a pretty good last night... thanks for the music. I fabricated an arm, built two custom bases, prepped a Simulacrum, made two lists for pickup games at the local GW, prepped the army for travel, and packed the car. Not as much hobbying as I'd intended, but I'm going to go try to squeeze in a quick game today and then get back to the Canoness laster today. The weather was poor, but tolerable, so I sprayed the Canoness and the Simulacrum I'd already built. They'll get paint tonight after the boys are in bed, and maybe I can get the Canoness far enough along to assemble her.



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