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Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Nice to see you're still making steady progress. My blog has gotten sporadic enough that I've lost most if not all of my regular viewers . I gotta stop playing video games and get back to the hobby bench more often!

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: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 ZergSmasher wrote:
Nice to see you're still making steady progress. My blog has gotten sporadic enough that I've lost most if not all of my regular viewers . I gotta stop playing video games and get back to the hobby bench more often!


Even with (semi) regular updates I feel I’m getting less traffic on my blog. Might be a seasonal thing. I’ve been back to playing Skyrim lately, so that’s cutting into my hobby time. Plus just not feeling like getting out of the recliner some nights. And I can only blame the cat for half of those. Seasonal blahs. Plus homeowner stuff has been kicking me.


So some good progress yesterday. Layers going down, lot of washes. I didn’t bother including the intercessors in the pic, no progress on them. Need to fix that.

On the build front I finished the gaunts and clipped the warriors. All with 2xboneswords, 2 with deathspitters, one with a VC. It might be the old RT plastics calling out to me, but even if they were not the meta-broken choice, I’d still run them with swords. Seems the right thing to do for tyranid warriors. I don’t think I’m going to magnetize their arms. I could, but it would be a lot of fiddly work, and mean I’d not have set poses, parts could get lost, etc. One thing I am considering is doing a torso swap for one of them. While the kit only has 3 legs, there are upper body/head parts to make the prime. Part of me wants to mag one of the legs to swap, but the other part is looking at a spare tail from the flyrant and thinking of making a ravener prime. If I remember I’ll just not glue the torso on for now and can choose later.


   
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Using Inks and Washes





Sounds like some nice progress, and the eldar colors seem to be working out!
   
Made in us
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Upstate, New York

Thanks. The plan right now is to lighten the sash/tabard and deepen the cloak so it’s not all the same red. I figured I’d leave the helm for last, as my primed white base will stand in for a finished white when looking at the model. If it’s not working as everything starts to come together, I can give it the same treatment as the banshee helms.

   
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Upstate, New York


One warrior built, working on the next. Fun kit.


Getting there.

Some good progress this weekend. Especially as I spent a chunk of it ripping out a leaky dishwasher.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's looking very nice 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
 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Thanks.

And (mostly) done:

Need to base him and put some transfers on that banner


And built. These guys were fun. Lots of options on what to do. the cannon guy is not glued to his legs, might make an alt torso, or just stick a pin in that indea until later.

What I do need to do is clear the handles, get stuff done. And have a nice day to prime.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Edit: clipped 4 more gaunts on my morning break. 3 spinefists and a devourer.

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Mysterious Techpriest





Northumberland

Great stuff with that Autarch, reminds me I still have some Eldar to put together.

One and a half feet in the hobby


My Painting Log of various minis:
# Olthannon's Oscillating Orchard of Opportunity #

 
   
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Upstate, New York

 Olthannon wrote:
Great stuff with that Autarch, reminds me I still have some Eldar to put together.


Same, but they are taking a back seat to the marines/nids. Plus my indecision. I picked up a box of shining spears a bit ago. Eventually, I plan on making a bike autarch out of that kit. But I also want to field a squad of them. Need another box eventually, but do I want the HQ or the squad first? Decisions decisions...

Hit the FLGS for some paints, took advantage of the buy 10, get the most expensive one free deal. Some new paints, some just to replace pots that are getting low. Also got the free LoV mini. Basic grunt with his helmet on. He’s in the clean and build queue.

Autarch just needs flock and formal pics at this point. But it’s a nice day, so I might prime. Or just nap. Lazy weekends are a good thing. Kinda killed myself last night/this morning installing a new dishwasher. No leaks so far. And it’s quiet, as opposed to the last one which was winning vs. the garbage disposal for which was louder.

Enjoy your nice fall weekends all!
--Nev

   
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Upstate, New York



I’m not giving up on the other guys, but am just going to enter the autarch. Quite happy how he turned out. And I get to check off 2 spare weapons off my goal list, so at least that’s not going to be a total fail this year.

Now off to clean mold lines.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Lovely work!

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 ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Nevelon.

Good luck in the Painting Challenge.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

That guy came out pretty nice!

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: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in us
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Upstate, New York

Thanks guys.

I don’t expect to do particularly well with him in the comp, but am happy how he turned out. And he can keep the banshee and WS company on the corner of the YTD shelf.

Hopefully I can get some progress down tonight, but it’s a rough week at work, and grey and miserable out there. Not a lot of motivation going around. But the end of Q3 will be here in a few days, and I’d like to be able to start the home stretch of the year on a clean footing.

Edit:
Edged one of the intercessors last night. Slow progress, but I wasn’t really up for more detail work.

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Upstate, New York



Both intercessor bodies are done. Wash down on the gun arms. Those just need edge work and the red trim cleaned up. Bases and decal will finish the squad after that.

DW are getting there. I think they are ready for their second black coat. After that the grey edgeing. Gun arms plugging away. Need to wash the golds, pick out some silver details, do the wires, and black/edge the arms. Still a ways off, but getting there. Shoulder pads are going to be random chapters. Might use it as an excuse to test some of the new paints.

   
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Upstate, New York


Done and dusted.

And the back half of the squad, off to the YTD shelf


Front half was done like a year and a half ago:
Spoiler:




I’ll get a shot of everyone together at the end of the year. A few squads getting their back halves and going to full 10 men once I integrate the YTD stuff.

So it seemed OK to prime tonight. Primer didn’t seem to go on as even as I’d like, but didn’t fuzz, so should be fine.

Should keep me out of trouble for a while. Still have the tank and ranger bikes that need to be primed, but can only do so much in one sitting.

Need to polish off the deathwatch. But not tonight. Hopefully this weekend. But I’ll also need to start in on the October spook-tacular.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Some models just take longer than others Nev. No worries!

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

Ultrasmurfs looking clean as ever, Nev! I'm sure you've got some Nighthaunt awesomeness ready for October, or are you going to change it up and do something else this year?

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: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 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

I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I’ll post here for my loyal readers.

When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurly-burly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won.
That will be ere the set of sun.
Where the place?
Upon the heath.
There to meet with Macragge.

Maiden, Matron, Crone. The 3 witches. Fates. Furies. We see them all the time in stories, even beyond the bounds of the galaxy. I give to you, three sisters:



I should be painting nighhaunt, or digging into the cursed city box. But when I got the nid drop from my friend, with all the tyrants, I just needed to do 3 together. The young, the old, and the one in her prime.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Awesome. Love the poetry. Very excited to see how you "dress" the sisters too!

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

Just butchering a little shakespeare. They will get the normal leviathan paint scheme I put on all my nods.

   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

So it’s officially October, time for the Q3 report.

The YTD shelf:

There are 5 glass beads and my old captain standing in for models packed in cases to head down to the FLGs. Which I should get back in the habit of doing. From a volume POV, doing quite good. From a variety one, not so hot. Mostly basic blue Ultras and Nids. I really need some lateral diversity, keep the paintbench fresh. Those 3 Eldar in the corner and the 3 non-blue Ultras are not pulling their weight.


So the goals:
1 Paint 20 members for the primaris battle company 16/20
2 Paint more than I buy. 67/119
3 Paint At least 12 spare bits. I've magnetized a number of things, painted the primary set up, but never get around to doing the other options. 2/12
4 Paint at least 3 units that have been in the primed pile/Pile of Shame for 3+ years 3/3
5 Update my blog at least once a week, and maintain a consistent pace of work (1 mini a week).
6 Paint at least one unit for 5 different factions. 3/5
7 Enter and finish an entry every month for the painting challenge. If the monthly challenge stops, enter at least one comp in the year.
8 Buy, build, and/or paint at least one piece of terrain. Try to enter the new format LoER contest at least once.


1 - 3x5 man squads and a character. Doing good here. If I hammer out another 5 man stick before the end of the year, should be able to check this one off.
2 - Yah, so many things I wanted dropped this year. Pile of Shame owning me so far.
3 - The only reason this isn’t a hard fail is the fact that I did 2 of the autarch’s swaps while painting him.
4 - Knocked this one out early. As a bonus, I did a pair of vehicles that were taking up a lot of space. Only old one left is the stormhawk.
5 - Good blogger and a good pace. This is less a goal then a reminder. At this point it’s like the free space on a bingo card.
6 - Once I finish the DW on the bench, this will be 4/5. As I’m not doing undead for Halloween I’m going to have to find another option before the year is out.
7 - So far so good.
8 - Technically painted and flocked a hill. And got hand me downs from the FLGS. Not a rousing victory, but enough to check the box.

So on track for all but 2 and 3. And those are looking like bad fails unless I really get cracking. Even so, might not get close.

Primed pile, looking forward:

So not as full as it has been in the past. Not that the 80+ things there would not tide me over until next summer

On the to-build front:
Swarmlord and a zillion more gaunts. Some ripper swarms.
Some more intercessors for the company. Part of me wants to drag my feet a little and see if 10th drops next summer and what that will bring. It might jigger around what I need.
The HH box has a ton of things that need work. Chipping slowly away at this.
Not a lot of Eldar on deck. Need to get the shining spears built.
Most of the CC box.

Yup. Pile of Shame kinda out of control.

Anyway, hope everyone is having a good start to your weekends and fall.


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's good progress Nev. I think you're doing very well.

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

Quick update

Put the basecoat down on the RT tyrant. And that’s probably it for the week.

Depressing personal stuff under spoilers
Spoiler:

Yesterday my friend Phil had a heart attack and passed away into the undying west. He was my fellow wargamer in our group composed primarily of role-players, partner in team 40k tournaments, GenCon driving buddy, groomsman at my wedding, and in general best friend of about a two and a half decades. The SoB that I painted in this blog were for his army. When there were not good FLGS, I got my 40k fix kicking the crap out of his cousins once or twice a year on his aunt’s dining room table.

Life is a short and fragile thing, and true friends are hard to find. Cherish both while you can.

   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

I am very sorry for your loss, Nev.

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: 51 | Current main painting project: Middle-Earth Easterlings
 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. Getting through things one day at a time.

Some progress:

Deathwatch are waiting for grey edges. Guns need more work. First purple down on the first tyrant.


Cleaned up volkite and chainswords for the squad. Built the HQ. Might field him as a champion consul. Head and cloak/backpack just tacked on now for painting. Pretty stock build. The only thing I changed is snipping off the strap of skulls that hung from his belt.

More gaunts done. Should only be 21 left (4 spines, 4 devs, rest basic)

Ordered some heavy weapons for 30k with the W+ voucher cutting the price by a bit. Also getting the free chaos terminator lord. Eventually I might fall to the ruinous powers, and hey, he was free (and gave the whole order free shipping)

Need to figure out what to build next. Might be another round of gaunts, or the swarmlord. Or something else. Who knows.

   
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Upstate, New York



More gaunts and rippers won.

One base had 5 biters on it from the supply drop. I popped one off to make 3 bases of 4.
Gaunts are 3 fists one dev. 4 bodies on the sprue, but only 3 sets on the gun one. Next batch will reverse that, so I have the 2x4 I needed to bring the swarms up to strength.

   
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Upstate, New York



Still need the black wash and a lot of touch-up work. But progress.

Built a couple more gaunts as well.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Lookin' great so far!

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 gb
Mysterious Techpriest





Northumberland

Lovely work Nevelon, the Autarch and 'nids look brilliant.

One and a half feet in the hobby


My Painting Log of various minis:
# Olthannon's Oscillating Orchard of Opportunity #

 
   
 
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