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Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Hello All,

I have started this blog in solidarity with Brother Kal (a newbie to the forum).

A bit about me: I have 5k or so of Tau, some of which you can see in my gallery, or here-
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/464486.page#4561587

I love them dearly but getting spanked in 5th ed. CC got tiresome after a few years. Plus I need a new project as I love painting and converting 40k models.

*sept 2012 edit*
As an aside, I've been thinking about diffent approaches to modelling and converting recently. I am very much a doer rather than a planner - my conversions arise in the spur of the moment, or from the kernel of an idea (or a stolen idea in the case of my counts as vespids!). I also tend to use the bits that I have or can acquire via warhammer buddies. I don't ever purchase sprues just to get the right weapons - I'd rather scratch build or kitbash. The flipside is that I tend to be a bit slapdash - my conversions are not about accuracy, scale or anything like that. They are about spur of the moment, recession economics, and fun! If this appeals to you, read on!

ALSO - I'm currently looking for a P&M blogger buddy to tag team with. I'm the sort of person that needs deadlines to get anything done.. I found I did much better when blog tag teaming with Bro Kal, sadly not around much. If anyone fancies being my tag team-mate send me a PM (if it doesn't sound to homo-erotic/ space marine-ish)!

*end edit*

Sisters are thus the new project for 2011. The criteria for my sisters were as follows:


- no metal sisters aside from seraphim (cost constraint)

- lots of seraphim, as the models are beautiful, and I want a beautiful army

- all vehicles will be scratch build (cost constraint)

- approx 1k (to start with...)


I decided wood elf glade guard and dark eldar could give me a good source of plastic sisters to convert. This involved begging my friends for SM bolters and backpacks, which were kindly supplied!

The first pics I will post are of the first converted glade guard I have done. I wanted to have some interesting poses and the glade guard kit was actually excellent from this viewpoint.

C&C welcome, especially from Brother Kal!




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First Sister from Glade Guard Conversion

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Made in nz
Depraved Slaanesh Chaos Lord







This chick looks great, and im loving the sound of whats to come

any definite army that your going for apart form the seraphim or just take them as they come?

Skullscreamers 2000

My best friend wrote:See nerds can get hot gorgeous girlfriends... does she have a friend???
 
   
Made in cn
Gnawing Giant Rat




Shanghai, China

Looking forward to see the progress

Skaven - 4000pts
Ogre Kingdoms - 2000pts
Beastmen - 500pts
Sister of Battle - 1000pts 
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Thanks guys,

TM I have purchased 20 seraphim as I really wanted an assaulty army. Having said that, the exorcist is one of the best things in the codex. I plan to scratch build 3.

   
Made in nz
Depraved Slaanesh Chaos Lord







Sounds good, Who are you running as HQ? Celestine?

Skullscreamers 2000

My best friend wrote:See nerds can get hot gorgeous girlfriends... does she have a friend???
 
   
Made in ca
Sister Vastly Superior





Keep us updated.

I always like watching what other people do with their sister army.

18 / 3 / 6 since 6th ed. 
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

I plan to run Celestine eventually due to her beauty, however in the meantime I am using the female inquisitor model as a cannoness.
   
Made in gb
Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries





Devon, UK

And so the moto blogs take shape...

TT - I shall be following this with great interest, great start so far too.

Now if I can just put the xbox360 controller and Bad Company 2 down for an hour I shall get some pics up for my side of the deal eh?

BK

   
Made in us
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The Great State of Texas

Keep posting. I had not considered doing this for sisters.

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Made in gb
Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Essex, England.

What a cool idea. I love the sisters but they don't make enough models and definitely not enough variation in the ones they do make. Your idea is brilliant. Consider me subscribed I hope you keep up the good work.

 
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Thanks for the words of encouragement folks. The plastics make conversions such a joy.

Funilly enough I had considered using chaos raptors and converting them as seraphim (crazy idea i hear you say).

Well it was crazy. Metal is a rather unforgiving conversion medium!

Now as soon as BK puts up his next blog post....

OK as BK has given us an update with his very interesting nova marines (i like this paint scheme alot - please do more!) its time for more sisters stuff.

The following pics are of models that will eventually be used as Celestians (but for the moment i need another sisters unit!).

These are dark eldar wtyches.. converted using glade guard heads and cloaks. The meltaguns are made from Tau fusion blaster, rogue trader bolter and plastic rod.

What I like about these is their dynamic poses. I wasn't sure about the cloaks at first but I think it works ok. Plus celestians should have cloaks

Anyway C&C welcome.. BK what do you think? When will we see more Nova Marines?
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Celestians Prototype

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Made in nz
Depraved Slaanesh Chaos Lord







These look promising... verrry promising

and fair enough about the canoness, and you should definitly get Celestine ASAP shes a gorgeous model

Skullscreamers 2000

My best friend wrote:See nerds can get hot gorgeous girlfriends... does she have a friend???
 
   
Made in gb
Leader of the Sept







Hmm.. its an interesting idea, and I'm sure you'll get some great poses, but they certainly don't look like they're wearing power armour

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Fair comment Flinty, however in this context looking feminine is more important than looking armoured. I mean seriously I'd pick a wytch over a space marine any day
   
Made in us
Gangly Grot Rebel





Dallas, TX

isnt Codex WitchHunters coming next month? Which could mean plastic Sisters, right?


 
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

I know! Still I doubt I will get 16 in a box for £18 like I did with the glade guard. Plus most of the fun for me is converting. Converting sisters, converting vehicles....
   
Made in us
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A garden grove on Citadel Station

The conversion seems decent but they really don't scream Sisters of Battle to me at all. They look like female guardsmen.

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Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Heh, in TT conversion world 'decent' is good enough! Thanks for the feedback though.
   
Made in us
Fixture of Dakka





dead account

*subscribed*

I like your work so far!
   
Made in gb
Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries





Devon, UK

As previously stated chap good work man, each to their own taste eh?

Update is up friend I wait with anticipation while the ball sits in your half of the field

BK

   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

OK BK has returned with a cracking cross shot to the base line, time for me to return!

The celestian rules state that one of the unit carries an imagifer containing a simulacrum imperialis - a fragment of a martyred saint.

I had thought of various ways of representing this, such as skeletal hands and so on. But I settled on a less explicit physical manifestation of simulacrum - that is bolter prayer.

Next up will be Exorcists and Seraphim..
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Made in gb
Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Essex, England.

Lovely conversion work mate can't wait to see some paint on these honeys.

 
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Thanks - and you will.. hopefully holiday prep and work won't slow me down too much.
   
Made in gb
Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries





Devon, UK

That there is a very gd prayer conversion. I'm impressed with what you have shown. I think my hand will have to start dabbling in the conversion world now that I have my 2 test mini near completed

Again chap gd effort.

BK

   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Thx BK, looking forward to your next update. I'm heading to Exeter at the weekend but might take some painting with me..
   
Made in nz
Depraved Slaanesh Chaos Lord







As always loving the work, do you mind uploading a few more pics of the Prayerbabe? Different angles etc?

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Skullscreamers 2000

My best friend wrote:See nerds can get hot gorgeous girlfriends... does she have a friend???
 
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Yep will do that after BKs next update.
   
Made in gb
Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

OK BK - apologies but I've decided to update now because I'm not taking my 40k stuff to Exeter, and I'm leaving tomorrow (I only have a week there!).

OK so this is a marathon update by scottish sisters standards.

First, Tyranic Marta was kind enough to ask to see bolter prayer from a few angles, so I have attached several of these.

Next, bolter and flamer sisters converted from wood elf glade guard.

Last, some shots of the process of scratch building an exorcist. I also want to use them as chimeras sometimes to thats why they look a little chimera-esque.

The various bits were

Launcher - random attachments from a folding workbench
Structure - 3mm plasticard (the acrylic type is better for doing joints) and foam board
tracks - milk bottle tops and tank treads from envisioncraft


C&C more than welcome, though after this evening I will be offline for a week or so. BK its over to you!

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Made in nz
Depraved Slaanesh Chaos Lord







Absolutely loving the tanks

And thanks for the extra pics of Bolterprayer

Loving your work as usual although i must say, those bolters look over sized

Skullscreamers 2000

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Made in nz
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





Auckland, New Zealand

Subscribed to this, can't wait for more!

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