Switch Theme:

Nevelon’s Workbench: Building some beakies  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 youwashock wrote:
Getting flashbacks to 3rd edition, when a charging chaplain was something to be rightly feared.

Cursed City making an appearance is an exciting proposition.


Amen

Every edition has had HQ’s who were in the spotlight, and those in the shadows. 3rd was the day of the Chaplain, and it’s been downhill ever since. Mind you, that’s not stopped me from fielding mine over the years. I do miss his aura just being on all the time. This 2/3rds of the time is for the birds. We librarians at the whim of the warp here?

It was good to see him on the table carving a bloody path through the enemy. None of this castling up around a captain to min/max auras. Go out, kill, repeat until victory or death. The codex approves of this action.

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Slow progress.

Marines arms need the second blue, then ink and highlights all around. I’ve been dragging my feet hard on these guys.

Captain is doing better. Almost done with basecoats. Then I need to start with the washes and freehand. Going to quarter and put heraldry in the tilting shield, and do the Lt. Commander pad for his shoulder. Top 2/3rds white with an :ultra: with the bottom in blue with 3 gold stars. We’ll see how much I can get done in the next day or two. Going on vacation next week, so will be away from the paintbench. Going to be a rush at the end of the month when I get back.

   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Sounds like solid plans for the Captain. Good luck getting him done.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 youwashock wrote:
Sounds like solid plans for the Captain. Good luck getting him done.


My freehand skills are not the best. Still needs a lot of cleanup.


Getting there.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2022/04/14 14:39:26


   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Coming along nicely.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 youwashock wrote:
Coming along nicely.


Looking forward to finishing him up. AFK for the rest of the week, next week is going to be a race to the finish,

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






The game sounds brutal, but congrats on the win!

Captain is coming along nicely, freehand looks good!
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

Ooh. It's really cool to see the termie captain getting some paint. Is that the one who canonically led the 1st in the polar fortress battles?

   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Terminator Captain is looking pretty good so far. That sculpt is so cool! I can't wait to see how it looks when it's all finished.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~18000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~5000
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Total models painted in 2022: 18 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knights
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Thanks guys. I’m back and need to finish up the good captain. Hopefully get some work done tonight.

Cpt. Invictus was the TDA captain who died holding the fort. He had special rules in 3rd (maybe 2nd, missing that codex) but is not this model. He was equipped with a plasma blaster.

Cpt. Agemman is the current 1st co. captain, and as far as I know does not have special rules or gear listed. Although I don’t keep up on a lot of the non-codex fluff.

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



running out of time, but getting there.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Looking good Nev. Stick with it.

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
 
   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Now I can't help but feel he needs a plasma blaster. Strong finish, Nev!
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

There is a plasma blaster in the tarteros terminator kit. But this guys is the rebirth in plastic of the original RT guy, so no kitbashing here.

Put the blue ink down last night, edged the blue this morning. Need to do some work on the cape, fix the face, and a lot of cleanup. Getting there. I’ll try to grab a pic later.


Automatically Appended Next Post:

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2022/04/27 14:16:47


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

He's looking great Nev!

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
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Zoom is not kind to him, but done with the paint. Need to flock and put a transfer on his shoulder. then pictures.

   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Nice work on the skull-encrusted scabbard. A great holdover from the original.
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Zoom is never kind to anything... I think he looks great Nev. Pat yourself on the back for that model.

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
 
   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

That looks excellent; one of your better pieces in my opinion. Be proud!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~18000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~5000
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2021: 114 | Total models painted in 2022: 18 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knights
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept





Northumberland

Yeah I think he looks great! Nice blending on the red and the face looks really nice.

One and a half feet in the hobby


My Adeptus Mechanicus Painting Log:
# The Explorator Fleet of Labrunnia IX #

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Thanks guys.

All done here:


So this guy was a lot of work, but fun. Throwback to the old RT TDA captain, so I took a lot of cues from that. The shoulder pad is from the old “How to paint space marines” pamphlet as the markings for a lieutenant commander. This was the old RT rank of the second in command in the chapter (CMs were just Commanders back then) so I figured it would fit for the 1st company captain in the modern structure. The quartered tilting shield is from the belt buckle heraldry that was on the original model. Tons if little detail on this guy, as befitting a captain of his stature.

I think this brings me up to 13 UM captains painted. I might have a problem...

And a “Then and now” pic


I also finished building on stealer. Need to keep at them so I can start on other projects. Next month looks to be “Mayhem” and I think I’ll paint as many as I can, hopefully priming and doing 10 total. At least all the ones in the primed pile. And I still need to finish the marines that have been WIP for 2 months now? Ouch. I blame Izzy for my lack of progress. When the kitty decides to come and take a nap in your lap, you need to scrub all other plans.

Going to head to the local GW today. They are giving away the old store terrain with purchase, scaling depending on how much you buy. I figure the new Nid book and a box of something like shining spears should put me in a decent bracket. Sure, I could get a discount online, but pre-painted 40k terrain makes up for that, and I need more for my home table.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
There were people waiting for the store to open when I got there. Free stuff did not last long, but I got mine.

Also ordered a Nid codex, as they were out of stock.

Started work (again) on some hills.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2022/04/30 17:09:24


   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Captain looks great! Love the side-by-side pic

Interesting idea from the store to give old terrain when you buy stuff, nice stuff you got there.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Viterbi wrote:
Captain looks great! Love the side-by-side pic

Interesting idea from the store to give old terrain when you buy stuff, nice stuff you got there.


I think it’s GW policy that they only want to use what they currently sell on their tables. So rather then bin the old stuff they did a promotion to generate sales. There were a handful of people waiting for the store to open and more to follow shortly after. The staffer was ringing people out pretty much from when the door opened, and it went FAST. There wasn’t a huge stock of terrain, but he probably did $600-$1000 in sales in the first half hour.

I’m trying to think of how many models I’ve done that have direct inspiration like the captain here. There is Calgar and maybe my old metal-faced chaplain. I should get a side-by-side of him. I’ve also had a hankering recently to gather all my captains together for a group shot. I’ve got far too many.

Second guessing myself if I just want to do stealers for Mayhem month, or swap out one for the cultist or ‘Fex. All the bugs need to get paint. Gotta keep the army Pile of Shame balanced.

   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Columbus, OH

Captain looks great, I particularly like his face. Job's a good 'un!

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

Really cool to see the two side by side like that. You get to show off how far your painting skills have come while maintaining the continuity of the character. And much like the orks and their dakka, I'm not sure it's possible to have too many captains...

   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

 Nevelon wrote:

There were people waiting for the store to open when I got there. Free stuff did not last long, but I got mine.

Also ordered a Nid codex, as they were out of stock.


Nevelon scores!

CB

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

MegaDave wrote:Captain looks great, I particularly like his face. Job's a good 'un!

Magic of contrast paints on the face for the most part. Still some fine detail work, but a lot easier these days for the bulk of the face.
Captain Brown wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:

There were people waiting for the store to open when I got there. Free stuff did not last long, but I got mine.

Also ordered a Nid codex, as they were out of stock.


Nevelon scores!

CB

It was a major victory to grab those bits. If not a polar fortress, my other theme for my table was going to be abandoned, frozen over, mining camp. These fit right into that.
brushcommando wrote:Really cool to see the two side by side like that. You get to show off how far your painting skills have come while maintaining the continuity of the character. And much like the orks and their dakka, I'm not sure it's possible to have too many captains...


So, I had the thought to do it, so why not? First, the chapter commanders:

Calgar and Guiliman. Don’t get much table time, but they are the guys in charge. Old Calgar is collecting dust, not pictured.

Skipping around a bit, the lieutenants:

Reasonable number here. 2 firstborn for my old battle company, 2 primaris for the new. And one each from the 1st and 10th. Don’t really feel the need to get more. There is the rever Lt. who could join his brother in the 10th, and maybe some alt weapon builds. But pretty happy here.

And now, the Captains:

All told, 16 of them. We can get a little technical on the counting. Not pictured is my old metal Ven Dread who wears captain’s bars. Dreads are not formally in the chain of command, so he got to stay home. The guy who I used as my first avatar here on Dakka, between the old metal TDA captain and the 3rd ed one is a lieutenant commander, not a captain. And the new TDA captain also wears that rank.

But they would all hit the table using Captain’s stats, in some form.

1 bike
1 jump
3 TDA
1 counts-as Sicarius
6 assorted other foot captains
1 primaris
(3 unpainted primaris, one in gravis armor)

And I could use a few more.
I’d like the phobos captain. The 10th is growing, and actually has a pretty decent command element. Would like the Captain to head it up. Not a huge deal, as I’ve got the Chaplain over there, and they commonly head up demi-cos.
I’d also kinda like to grab one or both of the other Gravis captains. No legit reasons. The rifle guy would make for a decent backfield buffer, but I have other guys do that job. And the multi-option one just looks good, and could be magnetized for flexibility. But doesn’t offer much over the gravis captain I already have. I’d say I’d look forward to picking them up in a bundle box some day, but honestly I don’t picture me getting a SM one again. I’ve got WAY to many marines on the shelf as it is, hard to justify just bulk troops to fill out the roster, which is what they mostly are.

As an aside, these are not all the captains in the house, just the Ultras, and ones slated to get the blue treatment. Few in black and red kicking around, and who knows what else in the Pile of Shame...

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

An impressive array. I think the I like the newer TDA, the painted Primaris, and the old Lieutenant Commander models best out of the bunch.

   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






A fine assortment of Ultramar's greatest heroes.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

youwashock wrote:A fine assortment of Ultramar's greatest heroes.

brushcommando wrote:An impressive array. I think the I like the newer TDA, the painted Primaris, and the old Lieutenant Commander models best out of the bunch.


Now I need to think about my favorite.

From the unpainted, I really like the fist/plas guy I built. If I don’t screw up his paint he has a lot of potential.
Of the old lead there is a lot of nostalgia. The Lt. Cmdr. is probably the oldest serving officer in my Ultras. If you look close, he’s got red eye lenses. I switched to green early on, mybe sometime in 2nd, could have been late RT. But he never really saw the table a lot. The 3rd ed captain with the SB/PS saw more time, but still not a huge amount. Chaplains were king of the roost in 3rd. That said when I started my move to a full company, he was my captain, a position he held for years. The TDA captain saw some play as my only one suited up, but his wargear was often a little sub par. The other metals are newer paints, with little nostalgia despite the age of their sculpts.

The bike captain was my go-to for a while, still proud of his helm. Modded the BaC guy, but the rules changed. Should have left the c-melta. Not particularly happy with the Sicarius. I do really like both the jump and foot captains in the center. They see a lot of play. Probably favor the foot as a model, but the JP gets more work done. BaC guy is OK, not unhappy with him, but he doesn’t do a lot. I like the new TDA, technically probably one of the better ones, and a nice nostalgic throwback. And I’m very pleased with my primaris one painted. Rules are a little lackluster, but he’s a great model.

If I had to pick 3 as favorites, it would probably be the 3rd edition (lot of nostalgia) the foot captain with the teeth of terra, and the primaris. But it’s hard to weigh them against each other.

   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: