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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

OK, third option.

Dug up the Kromlec bits I bought way back. Have 2 sets, includes a backpack, but not a huge fan. But the arm works. I have one left handed heavy bolt pistol remaining, used here. Extra grubbins as requested. Second pistol, medic bag, tubes and such. Much better feel with this one.

The stuff on top of the backpack will probably be trimmed to be a little shorter, to integrate better. He does need a new head. I was hoping to find a primaris one with optics, one did not leap to hand at first pass. I’ve got a billion spare heads, and they are not sorted well.

Put a few more licks of paint down, forgot to grab pics despite being right there with the camera.

   
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A lot more gun focused on that pose, still looks good. I actually kind of prefer the 2nd, but still a nice look.
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Vejut wrote:
A lot more gun focused on that pose, still looks good. I actually kind of prefer the 2nd, but still a nice look.


A good point. #2 is more of a medic. I should revisit him with a less shooty pistol arm, focused on the wrist.

   
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Upstate, New York



And here is a mock up of the less shooty version.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Also in the news the Heavy Intercessors I ordered showed up. So now the question is how to build them.

Probably not assault. There are some arguments for it, but honestly if I’m going to be that aggressively forward, I’m probably already there with infiltrators or want a sarge with a power weapon to help fend off the inevitable close combat.

The heavy snipers look like they would do mean things to marines. It’s the meta choice as my primary opponent is a Salamander. The fact that he ignores AP1 makes it doubly good. Downside, I’d feel dirty.

Rapid Fire is the classic middle option. Very Ultramarine. The fact I can move and shoot in tac doctrine like I’m standing still helps.

I suspect these guys are going to be rapid fire, and the eventual second squad of 5 will be snipers. I’m not going to magnetize magazines; too small and fiddly.

Also also in the news, subscribed to the Warhammer+ streaming thing for a year. I figure I should be able to get enough entertainment out of it to justify the price. When you figure the free mini and a rebate voucher, not hard to do.

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Upstate, New York

Sometimes it take a lot of hard work to get a head in this world.


Search parameters were something with optics, preferably primaris. Bare heads had to be focused, not yelling. Bunch of hits, although a lot of them were old style helms which didn’t really grab me. Best ones were either bare, or the half helms from the infiltrator/incursor box. Narrowed it down to these two.


The question is “Is less actually more?” Something to be said for the simple elegance of the basic bionic eye. But also for the exrta lights and grubbins on the fancy head, which fits in with SM characters and the modern aesthetic.

Cleaning up the first heavy intercessor I’m a little unhappy. In a lot of the starter box easy build models they made compromises with part count vs. molding. You’d end up with layers merging into each other due to lack of undercuts. This normally showed up on shoulderpads and backpack vents, but sometimes legs. Getting a bit of that from the HI backpacks, and the leg plates. I’m a lot more forgiving for discount stater minis, but this is a full kit. I should not have to break out my square file and hobby knife at this level.

But besides that, going fine. Got a new head for the sarge while I had them out.

And some paint.

Guy one the left is ready for his ink, others still need the second blue.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

--Nev

   
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Madison, WI

I must admit I'm not a fan of that first head... The second reminds me of the Apoth in the "Space Marine" movie.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Gitsplitta wrote:
I must admit I'm not a fan of that first head... The second reminds me of the Apoth in the "Space Marine" movie.


I’m not a huge fan of the raised visor, but it’s got all the accessories for the job. The other one is very simple, which might actually work with the relatively unadorned body.

Nothing glued at this point, so I can still swap arms and such around if people have ideas.

   
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Upstate, New York

Medic!


So a few last minute swaps. Decided on a simpler backpack. Gun arm swapped for one more off the the side, rather than cross body. Went with the bare head. The one with all the bits had an odd cut on the neck, probably to fit at a certain angle in the phobos armor. Did not want to line up, so got the boot. While I have an assortment of plasticard rods and tubes, none of the tubes were the right size, so I drilled out a rod like it was a gun barrel and cut it at an angle for the needle. Drilled a bigger hole in the arm to set it.

Back angle shot.


Legs still feel like they need something, might poke around the grubbins pile and/or just slap some more purity seals down. Or freehand a helix on one of them. Going to have to do that for a shoulder anyway.

First of the thic boys done, the sarge:


Glued the head to a nail to paint seperate. Non-helmented heads set back in the gravis armor seems like it would be a pain. If “Heavy Metal” wins the subject poll, I want to get these guys from sprue to done in the month. Better get clipping!

   
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Upstate, New York



Clip clip, file, shave.

OK, mustered up and ready to be primed. I should check the humidity out, see if tonight works.

Not a lot of painting progress over the weekend. Spent a chunk of it removing a twisted stub of a street sign out of my yard. One day was digging, and then stopping when it got deeper then I could do without killing myself. Next step was using my hobby dremel with some cutting disks to trim it off about a foot below the ground line. Shockingly, I’m a bit achy and not up for fine detail work. Remember kids: Don’t get old, it’s a trap.

I still want to finish the stalker rifle intercessors before the end of the month, but that’s probably not going to be happening. I can see what progress I can make over the weekend, but I have The Boy for most of it, so who knows how much bench time I’ll get. The heavy intercessors are going to be my entry for next month, which will do good things for my demi-company goal.

Hope everyone’s week is off to a f=good start,
--Nev

Edit: primed over lunch. Will check to make sure it went on clean next break. Perks of WFH.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

 Nevelon wrote:
Remember kids: Don’t get old, it’s a trap.


It happens to all of us.

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Upstate, New York



Prime down. Not to make room on the handles.

Second blues done on all of them. Ink and edges next. Plus all the cleanup. Arms and such can be finished when they’ve made room for the month’s project.

Edit: 9-2 WIP, ink down on the two troopers

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Upstate, New York



Bodies all inked, started a little cleanup, all the arms.

   
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Glad you have the medic sorted. Looking forward to those heavies. Getting old is a drag.
   
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Upstate, New York



Did some cleanup work, progress on the arms. Still need to edge, but that’s a post coffee task.

   
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Upstate, New York



So a productive weekend so far. These guys are all done. This brings the gaunts up to a round 20 bugs, and finishes off the SBR front half.



And unless I’ve done my math wrong, that’s 52 models for the year.


I thought this was going to be my Q3 picture, but that’s not until the end of the month. Oh well, here is a summery anyway. It’s a Sunday morning rambling kind of thing to do anyway.

So that’s my 1-a-week goal, with about a third of the year to go. 7/12 spare bits. Need to step up the pace on those. Battle Company is well on track. I’ve got the first blues down on the heavy intercessors, and the bike still plodding along. The 20 marines is pretty much set unless something drastic happens. Getting my primaris collection to a full Demi-co stretch goal is looking good as well. Once I finish everything WIP, I’ll have the front half of all the battleline squads, 10 close assault brothers, but only 5 heavy support (the old hellblasters). So in the last 3 months I’ll need to paint either 5 more hellblasters, or 2 of the 3 man squads (Eradiacators, Aggressors, Supressors). Plus the last biker, because I hate leaving squads unfinished. If the November painting comp fits any of the 3 mans, I’ll probably go with the 2x3, else I’ll do the Hellblasters for the Dec open round.

On the Nid front I’ll paint what time and space allows. Doing 3 man squads opens up handles for running little gribbles across in tandem with other projects. I would like to finish at lease 6 more stealers, so I have a full 10 man squad that matches my modern scheme. And probably another unit or two. I think I’m almost at parity for keeping them Pile of Shame neutral after last year’s mega box. I’d like to get a little ahead of the curve in case another big bargain wanders across my path. Or we get a new codex. Or both.

October will be nighthaunts. I should build some more undead, just to keep levels up. I keep getting tempted to buy some of the new stuff, as soulblight is really the Dead army I play, and the recent releases are quite nice. But I should clear the Pile a bit more first. No reason to rush. Although still a bit torqued I missed the Cursed City.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

   
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Nice! Always good when things are running bit ahead.
Both the bugs and the intercessors look good, and sounds like the armies are both coming along nicely. Hopefully everything stays running well!
   
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Upstate, New York

So far, so good.

Putting down some basecoats. I really need to clean up the blue on the bike, just no desire to do so. I did touch up his browns while I had it out for the new guys.

Updated the Nids in Battlescribe, they are at 1,372 points with normal upgrades. Can I get that to 1,500 by the end of the year? Maybe? You would think that 130 points isn’t that much, until you realize that the 20 bug blob of termagants I have is 110. Admittedly, the ones in the to-paint pile are all devigaunts, so cost more PPM then the basic fleshborers that make up 3/4ths of what I currently have finished. Painting the hive guard would do it if I can fit them into the painting cycle. If not, it’s going to be a lot of gribblies.

Thinking I might actually do squad number decals for the primaris company. I think once the heavy intercessors are done I’ll break out everyone onto the table and work out who’s who. I know I’ve run lists of the even and odd squads of my old firstborn company, would be nice to try to balance things so that can still work. But there is also something to be said for having the front half just be 50 guys in power armor, and the back half all the odd squads (or vice versus)

   
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Upstate, New York



Jut about done with the basecoats on the bodies. Moving right along..l

   
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Upstate, New York



Incremental steps are incremental. But steps forward. Done with washes and drybrushing. Next is the clean up blue. Which is where the bike is at, so I should make sure he gets done as well.

   
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Madison, WI

Just keep hammering away at it Nev. You're making great progress!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Gitsplitta wrote:
Just keep hammering away at it Nev. You're making great progress!


Thanks for the support. It really helps.

Put the second blue on the bike this morning. Ugh. So much hate for those things. It’s all bad angles and undercuts that you can still mostly see, but getting a brush to is a massive PITA. Honestly, I think I might just paint these on the sprue next time (which there probably won’t be). Of course if I did that, there would be massive seems and what not. Just the ink and all the tidy up work left on him. Then just one more to go.

Hopefully I’ll get to the HIs this afternoon. And I should pick something to work on building/cleaning up. Lots of sprues around, not going to get out of the Pile of Shame on it’s own.

   
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A Protoss colony world

Heavy Intercessors are looking good so far. I really need to pick up some of those for my Dark Angels (and perhaps some for my Wolves as well). I also need to get back to my long-neglected P&M blog; lots to talk about but a bit overwhelmed by how much content I've got for it.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 9/25/20, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~16000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~3800
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Officio Assassinorum: ~600 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~1900
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 ZergSmasher wrote:
Heavy Intercessors are looking good so far. I really need to pick up some of those for my Dark Angels (and perhaps some for my Wolves as well). I also need to get back to my long-neglected P&M blog; lots to talk about but a bit overwhelmed by how much content I've got for it.


Just like the painting, one bit at a time. Just because you have a lot going on doesn’t mean you need to info-dump it all in one post. Maybe give a quick teaser of what’s in store, then what you have time/energy to write up. Leave them wanting more; keeps ‘em coming back. How would wolves do in gravis armor? Seems like it would be hard to fit all the wild hair/beards in there. Although thematically, it seems they might be the last stop before longfangs. Pondering that, how to wolves do progression with primaris? Instead of switching units, maybe they switch guns? Lots of primaris units have the assault/rapid fire/heavy options for guns. Blood Claws are given an assault bolter/plasma/heavy assault rifle, and use it till they calm down and they get the rapid fire version? I should probably not think about too hard. I suspect they did the same level of work integrating primaris into the other chapters as they did codex marines, which is to say a pretty piss-poor job. Or actually look up the answer. I suspect they fit just fine into a greenwing DA force. Standing around shooting guys is kinda their thing while all the fancy guys zip/DS around.

The HIs were a little more irritating to work with. Backpack vents needed to be carved out, arms a little harder to line up. Nothing horrid, just a little less fun the a normal marine kit. I also found it harder to get pistols/pouches/grubbins on them. Painting is ticking along nicely, although I’m expecting a screeching halt when I get to edging. Gravis armor has more nooks, crannies, and ridges than normal.

Put the blue down on one guy and started the guns last night. It’s amazing how a Saturday can just drift along with absolutely nothing getting done on any front. Oh well. I’ve got all today to waste.

   
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Keep plugging away Nev, they are looking good so far. I recently finished mine and have used them in 3 games so far. They performed well vs space wolves but not so much vs t-sons. Looking forward to how they work for you.
   
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Japan

I still get shocked every time I see the patchy first coat of blue you start with, and am then surprised with how well they turn out.

Now showing two Tranquility crewmembers from Blackwater Gulch!!

Painting Total as of 10/17/2021: 84 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!

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Upstate, New York

Yorkright wrote: Keep plugging away Nev, they are looking good so far. I recently finished mine and have used them in 3 games so far. They performed well vs space wolves but not so much vs t-sons. Looking forward to how they work for you.

Mine are going to have the complication of going up against Salamanders primarily. The whole “we ignore AP-1” think they have going on screws up a lot of math. Especially with doctrines.
JoshInJapan wrote:I still get shocked every time I see the patchy first coat of blue you start with, and am then surprised with how well they turn out.

I hear you. The first blue is almost there as a placeholder as I block in the rest of the colors. But also part of the “2 thin coats” mantra. Of course, they get 3, the last of which is a very saturated ink glaze. I could probably skip it if I had better brush control a/o used a wet pallet to get my paints to the right consistency all the time. I thin my paints by dipping my brush in a clean drop of water and then doing a rough dilute on the lip of the pot. Not ideal, and one of my many bad habits. But it works for me. Maybe one day I’ll try just one blue coat before the wash and see how it turns out.

In other news, the cat I rescued from the shelter a little over 3 months ago finally came out of hiding for pettings yesterday. And again at 3 in the morning. I’ll take what I can get.

   
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Upstate, New York



3 riflemen done with the second blues. Heavy and Sarge to go. Plus arms.

   
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Upstate, New York

Ahoy!



Sarge and bike inked, edges next. Plugging away.

Nothing I need to get revealed in the GenCon news, which is a good thing. It will be interesting to see if there are any marine wide releases when the BT stuff drops. Not sure what I’d do if they re-did scouts for the primaris range generically, rather then just neophytes for crusader squads. Their role has been largely taken by phobos marines. All scouts would bring would be less bells and whistles and a lower point cost. But that 10th company won’t fill itself up, and I’m a sucker. We’ll see what shows up. More curious to see if they roll that flamer guy out into a squad of like-armed peers. Or just cut to the chase and give us primaris tac squads.

I want to get into the new KT, but GW is not giving me an onramp. Going to have to wait for marines to come out of the compendium. Those rules just do not excite me. And I’m not going to drop $100+ the rules to play just placeholders. Honestly, if GW just gave us the rules I’d start all sorts of hobby projects and buy all kinds of models. But the fact that I need to pay huge amounts for short lived dead tree shelfwarmers kills so many things before they start. I’m a hair’s breadth away from grabbing a SC: GSC box to give the magus I painted last month some friends for a little KT cult/ally force. The issue is once I start buying rules, I want to maintain them. And right now I’m already committed to SM/Eldar/Tyranid codexes, plus all the core books.

Don’t forget that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. One of the holy days of the Pastafarians. So spice up your language with archaic nautical terms, drink some rum, and have a meal in the image of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. May he watch over us and guide us with his noodly appendages. Ramen.

   
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Shiver me timbers, and such.

GenCon reveals also not of any real interest for me. Lately, GW releases are seeming dull or unattainable.

The latest boys in blue are coming along nicely.
   
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Upstate, New York

 youwashock wrote:
Shiver me timbers, and such.

GenCon reveals also not of any real interest for me. Lately, GW releases are seeming dull or unattainable.

The latest boys in blue are coming along nicely.


The middle bit had me thinking. Unless you are a crazed loon with money burning a hole in your pocket, you can never need all GW’s releases. We are always going to just be interested in a sub-set of what gets put out. Now I play a few armies, so am a little more open. But GW is also pushing a lot of side games. While I’ve still got some WHFB hooks in me tugging me towards AoS, I’ve not succumbed to necromunda, titanicus, or most of the other specialist games. 30k is a bit twitchy, we’ll see if I can escape that lure. And KT is something I want to get into, but the cost of entry is high and with half of that for placeholder rules.

Marine stuff has been hit or miss? Winners that I picked up are the Bladeguard Vets and Assault intercessors. Lot of fun with both those kits. The Heavy intercessors I’m working on now are kinda a middle of the road thing. They have solid rules, and fill a battlefield role I need (tough anchor unit) I don’t mind the look, but didn’t buy them for that. As a kit, kinda a pain. Bike chaplain and the Gladiator are on my short list. But the ATV, Speeder, Bunkers, Turrets, full Eradicator kit; those I can pass on.

Eldar and Nids havn’t seen anything new in a while. Although the Banshees are not that old, an a lovely kit.

Cursed City I would have bought once I could get a discount on it. File that one under “unobtainable” I doo love what they’ve done with the soulblight. Vampires were always a big part of my Undead army, and the new kits look great.

All the other stuff I see come out looks cool, but not “I need to start a new army” cool. That might just be me getting old and slow. I remember the shiny model syndrome of my youth. It burned hot, and was hard to resist. I just don’t feel that pull anymore. Could be my current fiscal situation. I bought a house, need to keep a closer eye on expenses. I’m not tightening my belt back to the “Is it load bearing” level it has been in the past, but I’m not dropping big bucks casually. Older and wiser.

   
 
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