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Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Much love for the classic Tyrant.
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



RT tyrant is all done bar the base. 3rd ed got her flesh wash, next up is the reds. Halfway through the month, and about halfway through the project. So far so good.

Finished the gaunts being cleaned, started the next batch of 4. This will be the last of the special weapons. After that I think it’s just 17 fleshborers to do.

Got the box of 30k heavy weapons (and chaos lord). Want to check how they fit on older bodies. Work on some heavy support squads.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend,

--Nev


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It being a nice mild day out, I figured I better prime while I can. Emptied out the pile and broke out the rattle can. Managed to get the last spinefist done in time, but the devigaunts are still in parts.



Also put the red down on the middle sister.

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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Middle sister is almost done. Noticed one spot I missed on the cleanup pass that I need to go back to.

Little sister got her carapace on. Next step is cleaning that up before the flesh wash.

And I need to work on her arms. And finish those deathwatch.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Keep plugging Nev, you're making fine 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
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Reds down on the young one. Started the arms. Basecoats down the the one bit of purple. Body needs the nuln oil wash, then details and cleanup.

Minor supply drop today. Magnets, one lot of 4x1mm and some more general 3x2mm. Still well stocked on 2x2mms. I needed the 4s for the contemptor. I’m sure I’ll find other uses for them as well, just not a size I kept on hand before.

   
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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Tyrant sisters are coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing them all side by side fully painted since they are different iterations of the same 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: 58 | Current main painting project: Adepta Sororitas Exorcist
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Almost there. Last thing that needs to be done is flock, and glamor pics. Maybe include their flappy sister in a group shot. Still need to build the Swarmlord, but he’s not a big priority.

Need to finish up the DW on the bench. They are so close, but at the irritating edging stage. No more excuses. I’ll try to get them done today. I also should move some bugs across them empty handles. Part of me wants to do something different, but the other part says I should just churn out some gaunts. We’ve still some time before the November poll goes up. I really shouldn’t do the “I’m saving it in case it would be a great fit for the challenge” thing, but I do. I’d like to get some of the specialist bugs painted, but I just did 3 tyrants. I should bang out at least a round of rank and file before I do something wacky. The need for some smaller synapse creatures can be filled by using the old RT tyrant as a warrior prime.

I’ve got 3 devigaunts in blister clipped ready to build. I think next up in the build queue is the dreadnaught. Need to clear out the gribbles first though.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


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Pictures done. Need to assemble the collage next.


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And done!

Some individual shots:






Painting all these tyrants made me thing back to a great blog here on Dakka. If you are lurking out there Ratius, hope you and Hissy are eating well.


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OK almost there. Need a check after the glue dries to see if they need any touch-ups, and then basing. The two guys that were previously painted are visiting to make sure the squad is coherent. As they were painted <checks calendar> two and a half years ago, I needed the reminder.

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Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



DW off to wait to be based in the next batch. one of three of the one deck gaunts built, and 3 rippers and a pair of spinefists getting paint. Arm popped off one, so he’s in time-out for a day while that sets.

We’ll see what the next 2 months bring, but there is a very real chance that the nids might acutally be able to win the YTD shelf war. Had to move the Eldar down a shelf to make room. And it’s not just carpets of gribbles, but some big monsters up there as well.

   
Made in gb
Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus





Northumberland

Great work on the 'nids! I like the Hive Tyrant family.

One and a half feet in the hobby


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

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Olthannon wrote:
Great work on the 'nids! I like the Hive Tyrant family.


I think the swarm heard me talking about how I had more marine captains than was allowed in a chapter and went “Hold my can of fermented biomass” and showed them how excessive headquarter picks really works.

   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






The Tyranid Fates turned out great. Really like the DW heavies, too.
   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

The Hive Sisters turned out really great; the side by side shot is pretty cool with the models from different eras. More Deathwatch are always welcome too; somebody needs to squish all those bugs!

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: 58 | Current main painting project: Adepta Sororitas Exorcist
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nids look great!

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 jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

All three Hive Tyrants look great, but I'm especially impressed by the oldest (the Crone sister). I remember how, er, vivid that model was in photos in WD and such, and it looks much, much better in your color scheme. She's metal, right? She must weigh a ton.

Now showing Battlemechs!

Painting total as of 1/16/2023: 5 plus four Battlemechs

Painting Total for 2022: 116 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car and a Big Gun and a Mech and two Eldritch Horrors and a dragon.







 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Thanks for the kind words all.

Both the old and middle sisters are metal, and I’m smart enough not to comment on a lady’s weight.

2nd edition nids were very bright. It was the era, but I don’t think it suited them particularly well. As the range got almost entirely overhauled in 3rd, we don’t see a lot of the old sculpts in more neutral tones in official artwork. I agree that I think they look better more natural.

Edit:
Put the purple on the nids and built the second gaunt.

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Upstate, New York

Gaunts built, 3 sitting in the to-prime pile. That’s it for the special weapons. Nothing but basic gaunts from here on out.

Started on the contemptor. Wow. After building the basically monopose Mk VI marines it’s night and day. Started cleaning and building the left leg. 2 different toe options (flat or slightly bent). Ball/socket ankle. Significant angle in the knee join. Ball/socket on the hip. These guys could do yoga. Going to have to give a lot of thought on posing.

Passing thought as I looked at the guns. I’ve never been a big fan of “rifleman” dreads. They were the meta pick back in the day. Duel mounted twin linked autocannons. Of course, being the old school pedantic battletech nerd, I know that a true Rifleman would mix ACs and LCs. I’d have to cut the guns off the sprues to see if I could set up the arms to have one of each per arm. Which would lock me into that build and unable to mix/match or take a fist. But the thought amused me. First order of business to to get the body built.

On the paint side got the flesh wash on all the nids. Reds on claws/guns/spikes/feet up next.

   
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Upstate, New York

Red down on the rippers. But I ran out of lunch break before getting to the gaunts.

Edit: and the gaunts.

I’d get more done tonight, but it’s national black cat day. Izzy demands pettings, and the fuzzy mistress must be obeyed.

Edit2:
And a pic:


Next step is black wash the reds and the detail pass (eyes, teeth, tongue). Then cleanup and basing (where the DW await)

Edit3: and the blackwash done

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Everyone is off the handles and rocks and tufts have been glued down. Having problems uploading images to Dakka right now, otherwise there would be a pic. Will try to add one later. Which might be after they get flocked.

Edit: trying to directly attach file

OK, that worked.

Everyone done and flocked. Nobody is for the comp a/o a full squad, so formal pics will be at year’s end.
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



So on deck for November is going to be a mix. Contest entry will be the captain. I also want to paint some hellblasters and at least one BGV so I have a squad of 3. Spare space on handles will be gaunts. Stretch goal will be all 3 remaining vets, and more Hellblasters. I’d like to get them all done by the end of the year, but didn’t want to burn out


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First blue on the captain. Dread has both legs done in parts, working on the hips and waist.

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York



Some paint going down on the captain. Need to splash some around on everyone else. Gaunt did get his base, so purple on next.

Dread is coming together. Top and faceplate on the torso are not glued yet, as well as the head. Decided the one that came in the kit wasn’t brutal enough, so grabbed a spare from the ven dread kit. Need to put a magnet in the top to switch between the havok launcher or targeting array. And start on the arms. I tried a few mock poses with sticky tack, and think it’s going to be a bit fussy to get a good stance. I wanted one foot up on a rock for a little dynamism, but we’ll see if that actually happens. Might just go for a striding forward pose.

Also need to figure out what the primary build is going to be. I’ve got the BaC one who can swap between the assault cannon and MM arm, stuck with the fist. He’s a good run up with the troops support dread. I think I might do this guy as a primary shooter. Not that it matter with all the magnets, but I like to have an idea of how things are going to come together.

   
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Upstate, New York

More building, more cleaning.



Not going to do this, but as a proof of concept. Just slap a RFL-3N on the side and call it done. The old-school Battletech player in me really just wants to glue it up like this. But the more practical 40k player is going to build the arms as normal for interchangeability and options.

Paint going down.


Should be done with the basecoats. next is drybrush, washes, and a LOT of cleanup.

Also in the news picked up a few amazon giftcards for my birthday, so I ordered some very useful boxes and magnetic sheets to make some transport boxes for my nids, as they don’t do well in soft foam.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That would be a pretty fun looking dread pose.

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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Using Inks and Washes





I'm just saying, if you set up the magnets right, you could totally do both...
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Gitsplitta wrote:That would be a pretty fun looking dread pose.


Vejut wrote:I'm just saying, if you set up the magnets right, you could totally do both...


If I was on like my 3rd or 4th contemptor. I’d totally do it, just for the retro-throwback. I’d need a way to model heat problems and bad leg armor though. Setting it up for magnets is absolutely doable, but would leave each arm in about 4 pieces. That’s both more work then I’m willing to put it, as well as too many chances to screw things up.

Started to put the powerfist together. Just glueing it together with the HF inbuilt. Magnetizing is possible, but a bit of work. I try to be WYSWYG, but magnets for the tertiary weapons is getting to be a little much.

   
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Upstate, New York



So prepped to build. In case you were curious how many points of articulation we get with the dread.

And the two most likely loadouts:

Stand back, shoot things. Especially things on the wing or in cover.

Run and gun. Advance and support the line, charge and crunch chunky things the infantry would have trouble with.

And now to figure out what else to build. Might just do more gaunts. But kinda want to get the swarmlord done.

So thankfully I don’t covet any of the battleforces. Which is good, as it’s been a bad year for buying stuff already.

   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

So over the week the parts have trickled in. 3x4L Really Useful Boxes, 1x9L box, and a 10 pack of magnetic sheets.

So the sheets could have been bigger. I read that the boxes were designed for A4 paper, so went with the 8x10 sheets. The paper behind it is a standard US 8.5”x11” sheet.

If I need to branch out and make another batch of these, I’ll get the bigger sheets. But it’s not so much wasted space I’m going to reorder.

Next step was to base mag a gaunt.

Using 3x2mm magnets I had on hand. If they were bigger and stronger, the fact that the 2mm is a little lower then the inset rim of a GW base might not have made the spacer necessary.
I first tried just one mag, no spacer. Not enough grip, slid all over the place.
1 with spacer was a lot more solid, but still some wiggle.
2 with spacers is solid. Holds to some jostling, and flipped upside down. I did not aggressively rattle it to find how much it could take.

Rigging 2 magnets with spacers per model seems a lot of work. I think I’ll order some 5 or 6 mm ones and see how they work.

Rawr!

I got the 9L box a day before the magnetic sheets arrived. I honestly thought the thickness of that would make him not fit, but he does. Not a lot of spare space though. The flyrant is too tall. And if I had the talons angled different, the trygon might not have made it either.
Some of the warriors fit in the 4L boxes. If there are boneswords raised, they are not going to work in the shallower boxes though.
If you are planning to go this route for transporting minis, it might be worth considering the hight of how you pose guys. Or magnetizing the wings on the flyrant. I knew when building her that transportation would be an issue, but decided on making a more solid model. Don’t regret it.

And paint going down:

Captain is chugging right along. Next step is some cleanup passes. Mostly on the blues. Other guys have farther to go, but getting layers.

Almost to the weekend. Hang in there guys and gals.


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Upstate, New York



So some good progress. Touching up the captain. Still a bit of work left, but getting there. BGV is almost done with his basecoats, as are the hellblasters. Finished the devigaunt, started a spinefist. Grey seer done, next is the carapace.

Finished building 4 gaunts. Need to decide what to build next. I should probably get back to the cursed city box. The main reason I picked it up was for fun things to splash into my paint queue. Can’t do that on sprue.

Ordered some 5x2mm magnets. Should get here Tuesday.

   
Made in us
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain






A Protoss colony world

Good to see you're still plugging along; your Captain is really shaping up nicely. I got Star Trek Generations flashbacks when you mentioned your magnets should get here on Tuesday...

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: 58 | Current main painting project: Adepta Sororitas Exorcist
 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

 ZergSmasher wrote:
Good to see you're still plugging along; your Captain is really shaping up nicely. I got Star Trek Generations flashbacks when you mentioned your magnets should get here on Tuesday...


I think that’s one of the Star Trek movies I only saw once on release. Reference lost on me.



So some baddies going together. Push fit and fiddly bits are not the best combo. Trying not to snap anything off, and cleaning these is rough. Luckily minimal mold lines, but smoothing the sprue connect points on whisper thin plastic is entertaining. Only a couple guys left on the Lt. sprue.

On the paint side I think i’m done with all the base coats on all the marines. Assorted washes and cleanups to come.


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Finished the baddies on the sprue. Still all the skeletons, zombies, rats and other odds and bobs. Those can wait a bit. Started the swarmlord. I think I’m going to try to get all the nids off the sprue and built. At least everything for the army profile. Should be Swarmlord, 8 gaunts and 3 ripper swarms to go. I think I’ll have a handful of unallocated gaunts and probably some genestealers leftover. Should make for a solid year-end pic on how the nids are progressing.

Put some more washes down. Always fun when putting down the wash on a tabard and flip the mini around to see that you never put the basecoat down on the back of it. BGV going to need to play catchup.

Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. I know for me my work is going to be real bad at least until the end of the month, and probably into next. Luckily I’ve got some time off for thanksgiving, but next week is going to be fun.

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Upstate, New York



Because sometime you need to stab ALL the things.

   
 
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