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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Just to say I’m still painting, got the flesh wash down on a pair of stealers. Working on cleaning the others. Will try to grab a pic later.

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Red down

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



First 2 stealers are off the handles waiting for flock, next two working across. Just put the flesh wash down. 2/3 of the marines and 1/3rd of the arms got their blue wash. I realized when doing the arm that they never got the clean up blue. Not a huge deal, but wanted to catch the other two.

2 of the 4 stealers in the build stage are now done. Progress. Painting them at the same time as building helps. Cleaning mold lines on old models might suck, but it’s the hard part. They paint so quick and easy. Or course, I have far more then I’ll ever need, but that’s life. There are still 4 more on sprue, but I suspect that they will stay there for now. Switching the squad size to 5/10 took the need away to get both of my broods to 12 stealers.

Got another game in yesterday. First time I’ve seen Death Guard across the table. They can take a hit, and are pretty nasty. Mission was assassinate, where he was gunning for my freshly returned captain. I might get the pics off my phone and do a full batrep. He had terminators, a plauge doc, blight lord, and some plauge marines. I fielded 2 intercessor squads, incursors, the TDA captain, and a Lt. I spent the game keeping the range open while pouring fire into him, with some mid game charges to help tie him up while my captain performed a fighting withdrawal. End of the game my Lt was dead and most of the rest of my army was mangled. All he had left was the blight lord, who I could have charged with the remnants of all my squads, but decided I didn’t want to risk all the potential out of action rolls for a posable kill. The game was already won as my captain was alive and well.

Fresh paint was technically the captain, but he was just a new mini with old stats. Vengence of Ultramar was really nice here, needed the re-rolls to wound. With the Paragon of War, he did a lot of the heavy lifting. Although shear weight of fire helped a lot. This was the first game my opponent’s blight terminators were killed.

The autobolt intercessors are pretty nice as well. Lot of shots is sometimes better then fewer ones with a pip of AP.

So the warhammer fest revels are a bit tempting. Not sure if they are enough to get me to pull the trigger. New KT box actually has marines, and terrain I like the look of. That could happen. The HH stuff I’m really torn on. “Less then $300 (aka $299)” for the big box is a lot of bang for the buck. The special/heavy weapon boxes to upgrade the guys is a real nice perk. I’ve got plenty of bolter boys, and still a chunk of 30k marines on sprue from the prior boxes. But would I ever actually play? Is this the next project after I finish my primaris battle co? How much hobby budget do I have for the year? Rumors have it that there is a pay boost in the pipe, in addition to out annual merit-based raises, so there might be a little more cash coming in. Of course I have a house to pout money into and the cost of living is going up.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Don’t forget to do something nice for the moms in your life.


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Edit: done building the stealers. And a chaos cultists who hopes that genestealers don’t discriminate against those who follow a different kind of cult.

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



4 down. Moved the last 2 primed ones to painting handles. Need to break out the rattlecan and hit the ones I just built. Would be nice to have all 10 done for the month, choose the best 5 for the comp. Those 2 marines are patiently waiting for their brothers to show up for the decal/base stage.

   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord






"Are you SURE this is the right party, brother?"

"Shut up and chitter."

Nice stealers. Fingers crossed for the raise.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 youwashock wrote:
"Are you SURE this is the right party, brother?"

"Shut up and chitter."

Nice stealers. Fingers crossed for the raise.


This month seems to be pretty good for motivation, I hope I can get a lot done. Thinking about working on the rest of the marines after dinner. More money would be nice, took the car into the shop for some routine stuff, and of course they found more stuff that needed to be done. On the plus side, the more I spend, the more guilt-free Amazon points I rack up. Between the car and the dental work I had done Monday, things are looking good for the hobby budget.

So I’ve been slowly digesting the new Tyranid codex (pun intended). Overall, I should be fine with my little bit of everything approach. The big change is the synaptic link. There is a lot of power to be had by having the right units to click off the buffs, and a continuous web of synapse covering the army. Having multiple nodes, and some fast moving ones to bridge gaps seems like a plan. Visually, I'd like to have small/medium/large expressions of most ‘Nid forms.

What I have
(what I plan)
*Synapse*

*Broodlord*
30+ genestealers

This is all I need for these guys. Probably too many with the move from the troop slot and adjusted squad size. And the odds of getting the 30+ I have painted are low. 2x10 modern ones and my 6 old ones will probably be it for a while.

*Flying Hive Tyrant*
( *Parasite* )
10 Gargoyles

This is the winged contingent. Adding the new parasite will give me a medium bug (shrikes would have been nice) as well as a mobile synapse node. Gargoyles are troops, and have decent guns. I think I’ve got 8 metal ones. Not sure how useful adding more to the list would be. They do make good action units and harassers, but are kind of a pain to build and have a huge footprint and are hard to hide. Passing on getting the actual flyers, as I’m not a huge fan of the models.

*Trygon Prime*
(Raveners)
6x Ripper swarms

This is the burrowing group. It goes from extra big to extra small. For theme I really would like some raveners. Kinda low priority though. While they don’t seem bad, they don’t really bring anything unique to the table. Good for fleshing out a list, but nothing to build around. Plus the models are a little dated.

Exocrine
3xBiovores
3xHive Guard
Spore Mines

Gun bugs. This is the living artillery. No synapse, but otherwise fine.

( *Tyrant on foot* )
( *Warrior Prime * )
2x magnatized carnafexes
( 3-6 *Warriors* )
15 (40) Termagaunts w/fleshborers
15 (20) Termagaunts w/devowerers
13 (25) Hormagaunts

Yes, I’m thinking about the combat patrol. I want warriors and a warrior prime. With the new synapse, they seem vital. Winged tyrants are no longer an auto-take. Sure, they give you mobility, but at quite a few tradeoffs. So a foot Tyrant (magnetized for swarmy) would fit. And with the changes in troop picks, I need more gribblies. Another box of stabby ones was always in the cards, but another swarm of shooters seems like a good investment. Now I have an old metal tyrant, and 3 broken shards of old warriors. So I might be able to do something with them. Old lead is probably closer to a prime than a tyrant these days.

( *Nerothrope* )
( 5x*Zoenthropes* )

Brain bugs. They were on my initial wish list, and the new codex just reinforces that. 2 boxes of 3 each would get me what I need. While the big brain bug seems very powerful, and would fit the role thematically, I think I can pass for now. Although the more I look, the more mechanically advantageous it looks to be. Still, a long list of models ahead of it.


So on the to-get list:
Combat patrol (tryant, 3 warriors, 36 gaunts, some rippers)
Maybe another box of warriors
1 box hormagaunts
2 boxes Zoentropes
Parasite
Raveners


   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Lovely day out, should have gone for a walk over my lunch break. Instead I broke out the rattle can, primed a few things, and put the red down on some stealers. I did the basecoat before work and the flesh on my first break.

Hope everyone is having a good week,
--Nev

Edit:
The two WIPs are basically done. Need to give them a QA check to see if they need any touch ups before swapping out for the next 2. All marines and guns are done with the blue ink. Next step is edge highlighting. We know how fast that will happen. Still: progress.

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Stealers are coming along nicely. I'm jealous that you're having nice enough weather for rattle can priming; the weather here went from rainy to windy to extremely hot and muggy with nothing in between each of those. It's like whoever's in control of the weather is just trolling me!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 4/26/22, including modeled wargear options):
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Astra Militarum: ~800 | Adeptus Custodes: ~1100 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~4300
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Northumberland

Nice looking stealers, is that the Kraken colour scheme?

One and a half feet in the hobby


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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

ZergSmasher wrote:Stealers are coming along nicely. I'm jealous that you're having nice enough weather for rattle can priming; the weather here went from rainy to windy to extremely hot and muggy with nothing in between each of those. It's like whoever's in control of the weather is just trolling me!

We normally get a mish-mash of weather exiting winter, but are enjoying our week of spring. Which is about over, as it’s getting into summer temps now. I need to get a fresh can and do the rest of the pile. Not sure if there is enough juice left in the one I have.
Olthannon wrote:Nice looking stealers, is that the Kraken colour scheme?

Leviathan. Although without the purple from the carapace, hard to tell. No armor for these guys, just fleshy and stabby bits.

Edged the blue on one marine, and then my neck told me it wanted a martini and a pillow, so that’s enough painting for one night. Shoulders have been bugging me all day. Need the weekend and some down time.

   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Marines are all edged, need assembly and final clean up pass. Stealers need a cleanup pass but are otherwise done.

And then decals for the squad of marines and bases all around.

After that I need to figure out what to do. Thinking about building the cursed city stuff. But something should be getting paint. 2 more stealers to do, maybe a marine character and some hellblasters to keep an eye on them.

Enjoy your weekends all.

   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



So some paint going down on a rainy Sunday. Grey Seer on the stealers and the apoth. Decided to start on the BGVs, although no paint on them yet.

Over on the build and base side:


Cleaned and assembled 3 of the CC heroes. Not glued, just push-fit. FIddly models, mold lines are not bad, but tons of thin bits. I should probably glue them, as some seams/joins could use the help.

I should just start cranking through the bases. It’s going to be more work than I do in one sitting anyway, so no need to wait on the last 2 stealers. Marines also need their shoulders.

   
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Macragge

Stealers and Marines are looking good. I like the little flash of green on the ymargrl? strain. Excited to see the Blade Guard hit the bench. Really cool models. I don't recognize the last trio though, are those from AOS?

   
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Upstate, New York

 brushcommando wrote:
Stealers and Marines are looking good. I like the little flash of green on the ymargrl? strain. Excited to see the Blade Guard hit the bench. Really cool models. I don't recognize the last trio though, are those from AOS?


I use the tentacle heads (which might be the ymargrl strain) as acid maws. Helps them stand out.

The new builds are the heroes from Cursed City. I think they do have warscrolls for AoS play, but they are from the box game. Finished a few more of them last night. Only a couple more and than I start on the baddies.

   
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Looking forward to the CC heroes. Good job keeping the swarm growing.
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Quick progress pic on the basing front. Tops got a little white to hide the slop, black rims on the stealers.

Put the blue on one of the BGV. Need to drag out my old apothecaries to use as guides. Also decide if I want to do the vets with the white trim of 1st company, or the gold of chapter heroes.

Edit:
Rocks and tufts glued to the stealers, marines black rimmed.

Edit2: Stealers all done, just need formal picks of the best 5.

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Got all the pics, just need to sit down and do the collage. Rocks and tufts on the marines done. Flock and decals left.

   
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Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

Stealers look great all finished Inspires me to get my terminators on deck.

   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Nevelon.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

brushcommando wrote:Stealers look great all finished Inspires me to get my terminators on deck.

I’d kinda like to get some modern terminators, but have so many old ones. The good captain will have to represent them.
Captain Brown wrote:Nice work Nevelon.

Cheers,

CB

Thanks. And done:


Nothing fancy here, but getting more of the Pile of Shame ready for battle. These guys have hands, rather then talons like the last batch. Should help keep the broods apart on the table if they go after the same meal. Running low on bugs, probably time to buy some more...

All 10 I painted:



   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord






Hadn't noticed before, but I am a big fan of the classic 5 fingers/3 claws look.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 youwashock wrote:
Hadn't noticed before, but I am a big fan of the classic 5 fingers/3 claws look.


Same.

I did the first batch with the talons for a few reasons. Mechanically, they were a free upgrade that gave options, so why not? From a fluff POV, these broods were spawned as part of the hive fleet. They are combat models, designed to infiltrate and blend on the battlefield. Less need for thumbs, more for extra stabby bits.

But I wanted something to separate the 2 squads, and preferred this look anyway. Sometimes thumbs are useful. Plus with the new codex, all their attacks just get lumped together. No reason to have claws and talons


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Finished basing the back half of the ABR squad, off to the YTD shelf. Also done with the CC heroes, next up the baddies!

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

So I’m punting on going to the FLGS this weekend. Allergies are kicking my ass, and I’ve got other going out plans, need a lazy day. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get a decent 25PL nid list to bring down, and not really coming up with anything fair and fun. Really want more than one synape unit, but don’t want to bring something like a flyrant or trygon prime at that level. So I cashed in my rewards points on my credit card and picked up the combat patrol and parasite. They should get here Thursday. Mr. Flappy will be a nice node for the initial invasion wave, while the warriors can shore up the swarm in later phases.

I’ve got to stop looking at the HH leaks. The big box is such a deal. The more I think about it the more it grows on me. I’ve still got a chunk of Mk III/IV bodies, and some more RTB01s to clean up. I’ve got a pair of period rhinos, and 2 land raiders. The spartan would make a great centerpiece for an armored spearhead. And I also have enough boots on the ground to just march for Macragge. Especially if I add another 40 beakies. The praetors don’t do a lot for me. But even if I ignore them, the value is still crazy. It will be interesting to see how they price out all the parts.

Anyway, build the big bad for CC. Didn’t go together as smooth as the heroes, but whatever. Put more paint down. First blues on everything, including the pilots for the speeder. Which I need to finish.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Stay cool; it’s hot out there.

   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Eh, if you want the HH box, I say get it, especially if it'll be any kind of passion project for you. I know you'd enjoy yourself with it. I wouldn't mind getting it myself, but I literally don't have room for the models to yet another game. I'll probably get a Sicaran whenever that kit comes out, as it has 40k rules and I absolutely love that model!

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:
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Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Macragge

I hope you end up getting at least one box of the new beakies if for no other reason then to maintain the continuity of your collection. In your full army shots you can see elements of every era of 40k represented and It would feel like the sundering of a royal line if you passed on them entirely... But seriously, I do understand the problems associated with over-collecting so no pressure.

   
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Upstate, New York

No worries, at least one box of beakies is on the table. And probably a sicarian, as that is one sexy tank. The only thing keeping me from getting one was the issues with FW and resin.

At this point the only games I’m playing are 25 PL crusade games. It’s hard to get behind big full army projects, but that’s kind of 30k HH’s thing. It’s my hobby and I enjoy it, but budgets are a thing. It is hard to argue with the massive discounts in the launch boxes. We’ll see what happens.

   
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Upstate, New York

So 2 of my friends are packing up and moving to Colorado. As part of their lightening the load, my friend Ben is getting rid of a lot of his minis. Ironically, some of these guys are returning home, as I unloaded the nid side of the 4th ed starter on him, and glued and pinned his classic Hive Tyrant.

So surprise supply drop to shore up the swarm:

30 termagaunts, assored guns and paintjobs.


Just the other day I was thinking “I could use another two dozen genestealers” Oh well, they can join the queue.


17 Hormagaunts (Tippy will be glad to see another metal stabby gaunt)
1 Genesteler
3 Termagaunts
8 Spore mines
3 Ripper swarms (who could be rebased to more)
Terrain thing.


Carnefex (claws and cannon, not a bad loadout)
2 foot tyrants (classic VC/ BS+LW) (Newer but still metal VC and rending claws)
Lictor
2 warriors (damaged, talons and devourers)
Zoenthrope (finecast, needs base work)
3 raveners (need work)


And a dusty and battered 2nd ed box set, with rules and a lot of cardstock.

Also nid codexes a 2nd ed, 6th? (it has the flyers) on one from in between. 4th? maybe. I’d have to do the research. And a NIB on sprue modern Tyrant.

Also a crap ton of Clan Wars lead and rules, and some hobby supplies.

So how will this change things?

I’d rather not strip stuff unless absolutely needed. That said, there is a lot of bare plastic/metal here, and the pre-painted stuff can be used for filler as needed.

the 8 bare Horms added to dozen I have now will bring me up to 20. That feels like a much more legitimate brood, so I can drop the second box of them off my to-buy list.
The lone Zoe is a little odd, but a good thing. I wanted to be able to field a squad plus the HQ version, which required 2 boxes. With an extra here, I can use him to fill the space in the squad left by promoting one of them.
Similar with the warriors. These guys need a little fixing up, but can help fill the squad that’s on the way.
Metal Lictor is gold. Wanted one, especially for my vanguard wave crusade list, didn’t want finecast.
Raveners are nice, not plastic, so would be hard to expand on the squad, but should be easy to give them the arms they need to play.
Tyrants. So many tyrants. The RT metal might be downgraded to a warrior prime. Not sure what to do with the alien queen version. And when Amazon delivers on Thursday, I’ll have 2 modern plastics to build. One I’ll do as a magnetized foot, and I think I’ll just glue the other together as the Swarmlord. Not that the magnetized one couldn’t be put together with bits for that job. Might just stay on sprue for a while. There is also the metal RT one I have in parts. Not going to build her now, although a second prime might not be bad?


   
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Upstate, New York



Cleaned up some of the low hanging fruit. Some mold lines were not as neat as I like, so I went over them. Much harder when built. The gaunts also were painted and striped at some point, which complicated things a little. They can go off to the to-prime pile. The RT tyrant went straight to the to paint box.


Slowly getting layers down.

Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. Mine was a little rough, but moving forward.

   
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That 2nd Ed box is treasure. Unexpected mini windfalls can be a real treat. Hope the week improves.
   
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Macragge

Sorry to hear your week is off to a rough start, but hopefully it gets better. Congrats on the new loot. I used to love buying cheap lots of unloved warhammer minis on ebay and sifting through to find the occasional rare treasure. Hopefully these bring you lots of enjoyment.

   
 
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