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Looking fun, got a tail blade you could add so he can do even more sword? :-)
   
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Upstate, New York

Vejut wrote:
Looking fun, got a tail blade you could add so he can do even more sword? :-)


If I was thinking about it while putting him together I probably could have worked one onto the tail. All glued now. He’ll just have to settle with one on each of his 4 hands and the one on his face.

   
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Upstate, New York



So did the second blue pass. Next up is ink. Also put the blackwash on the gaunt, cleanup next for him.

So magnets showed up, experiment phase 2. Still not really happy with how they adhere to the rubberized magnetic sheet. Plus with only one magnet, the mini swung/pivoted around, which is not acceptable. So I might need to do 2 just for the torque to keep them lined up. That might be an issue from the spacer being a hair to tall, so there is not enough contact from the rim for friction. Might have to go with the ball of putty approach for spacers and see how that works. And if I’m going to roll out that plan some green stuff younger then a couple decades and change old.

Clipped 4 more gaunts. Will work on cleaning them up.

   
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Upstate, New York

So I stayed up late to listen to the announcements. Some fun stuff incoming, but nothing for me. The one thing of interest is the teaser on the 4th book of the arc of omen series was redacted by the ordo xenos, not hereticus. As that book should drop in spring, it lends some weight to the fact that the 10th ed starter might be nids. WE stuff looks cool, but not enough to kick me off onto a path of brass and blood. Chaplain should be happy to hear that.



So was cleaning mold lines and building while I listened. These are the last of the gaunts. Total is going to be 40x fleshbores, 10x spinefist, 20x devourers. I’ll have 3 left on the sprue for other projects. Next to build is 3x bases of rippers with 4 bugs each. After that I think the only thing left is a frame with 4 genestealers on it. Not that I need more of them built. They will probably go into the box with the 3 unbuilt gaunts and weapon sprues with the rippers clipped off.

Spinefist guy is down from the painting handle to take a look at progress before moving to join the devigaunt to wait for baseing. Hopefully get some good painting in today, But I still have coffee to drink and some errands to run.

Enjoy your weekends all!

   
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Upstate, New York



Captain and guants at the ready to base stage. The hellblasters and BGV are at the point where they need their second blue coat and another gaunt has started his journey. While I could wait for more stuff to get done before baseing, I think I’ll get these guys done this afternoon, just so I can be wrapped up with my entry for the month. I also need to figure out what I want to paint for next month. It’s the open round, so anything goes. I should do something that doesn’t require the normal painting handles, so I can continue to work on the gaunts/hellblasters/BGVs. So a vehicle, monster, or jetbike. Decisions decisions...


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Last of the guants built that are going to be. Still 3 on sprue, but they are not needed right now. Next nids to build are going to be the rippers.

Bases are cleaned on the 2 and the captain, rocks and tufts glued. Next step is flock.

And based. Might get formal pics of the captain tonight, or just wait. I noticed a spot that needs a bit of a touch-up

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Upstate, New York



And done!

   
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Northern Ireland

Pretty Snazzy Nev.

You can imagine this guy getting dressed and looking in the mirror going “hmmm, I’m liking the dress sword, and the leather lion cloth with dangly golden bling… and I was worried about the red crest and halo combination but it isn’t too much. Let me see… Golden knee skull, check. Purity seal, check. Comically oversized and superfluous additional halo emblem shield obstructing my right arm, check. I don’t know… it just feels like it’s missing something.”

   
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Japan

The Captain looks great. I really like the dark red against the blue armor.

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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A Protoss colony world

That's a very nice Captain. Very snazzy indeed. How many Captains does that make for you at this point?

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.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

theCrowe wrote:Pretty Snazzy Nev.

You can imagine this guy getting dressed and looking in the mirror going “hmmm, I’m liking the dress sword, and the leather lion cloth with dangly golden bling… and I was worried about the red crest and halo combination but it isn’t too much. Let me see… Golden knee skull, check. Purity seal, check. Comically oversized and superfluous additional halo emblem shield obstructing my right arm, check. I don’t know… it just feels like it’s missing something.”

He doesn’t have a cape. It’s probably that lack that keeps him from being promoted to Chapter Master.

JoshInJapan wrote:The Captain looks great. I really like the dark red against the blue armor.

One of the many reasons the 3rd company is the best company
ZergSmasher wrote:That's a very nice Captain. Very snazzy indeed. How many Captains does that make for you at this point?

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So 14 painted? Do we count the praetors from the 30k box? I’ve got the BaC guys here so probably. That will add at least another two. One of whom is already built and primed. So getting close to twice what the Codex allows.

   
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Northumberland

Great work on the captain. I really like the snow effect, it looks as if it's being sent upward by the heavy footfalls of the marine. Very dynamic!

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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

The flock clinging to the legs is mostly an artifact of how I base them, and is not glued on. So will eventually fall off. Although i guess I could just swish them through the tub again to get it back.



Some progress. Put the second blue down on a hellblaster and purple on the second gaunt. Also cleaned up one base of rippers.

   
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Upstate, New York



All the marines have their second blues. Ink next. Gaunts are ready for blackwash.

Still need to decide what to do for December.

   
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Upstate, New York

So this weekend I went over to help my friend Phil’s folks ID some of his gaming stuff. They offered me his old 40k stuff, of which I painted a large chunk of.


Not the best picture, but it’s a big army. On my list of things to do was to ask Phil to break it out so I could grab pics of what I had done. Most of which pre-dates this blog. Which is a long time back at this point. The block of uniform white in the middle is my work, and about half the rhino chassis and inquisitor stuff. Plus some odds and ends like a squad of sisters in black armor. (which had more depth before he sealed them in high gloss) It will take some time, but I should blow the dust off and start to cycle them through the lightbox. I’d like to find them space on a shelf, but don’t even have room for my own active armies. Probably end up back in the foam.

The stuff I didn’t paint was scoured from e-bay, or commissioned from other sources. I know he had more stuff, including a Fortress of Redemption and a loyal 32. Not sure what else. His folks are still sorting through stuff.

The new plastics I don’t think ever hit the table, but the force as a whole had purged a lot of heretics. Even though their rules have been trash for most of the previous decades. I’d like to get them out for a tribute game, blood the fresh paint alongside the vets. That would require getting the new rules, or finding someone who wouldn’t mind me just using the 8th ed book.

So this is why I’ve not put much paint down recently. Bumming around being melancholy. And sorting stuff out, doing minor repairs (Penitent Engines are a true joy /sarcasm) and integrating libraries. Windfall of hobby riches, but not worth the price of a friend.

Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. I should just pick a random nid and start it for the comp. Dithering too much on the options.

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A Protoss colony world

I think your friend would be happy to see his models in your possession, especially since you painted them. Now you've got something tangible to remember him by. As for getting the new Sisters book, I can recommend it; it'll be easier to find a game if you don't have to talk your opponent into letting you use an old book.

Keep on keepin' on, friend. I'm sure you'll come up with something cool for the painting challenge.

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.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

 ZergSmasher wrote:
I think your friend would be happy to see his models in your possession, especially since you painted them. Now you've got something tangible to remember him by. As for getting the new Sisters book, I can recommend it; it'll be easier to find a game if you don't have to talk your opponent into letting you use an old book.

Keep on keepin' on, friend. I'm sure you'll come up with something cool for the painting challenge.


My issue is once I start buying rules support for armies, I tend to keep at it. Sunk cost fallacy at its finest. And right now I’m keeping up on Eldar, Marines, and Tyranids. And once I get the codex, I might want some of those new shiny models... (The temptation to get a modern Celestine is already kinda strong)

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Sat down at the bench. Cleaned a base of rippers. One more to go. Put the black wash on the gaunts. Just details and cleanup left on them. Progress.

   
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That's a table full of immortal memories. I am sure he wouldn't want it in any other hands but yours. Thank you for sharing.
   
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Upstate, New York

Just a few memories. He didn’t start in RT like I did, but the core of that army was laid down in 2nd. OG SoB, metal from way back. Lot of games on the books.

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So I settled on a project for the month:


Going to try to get these guys done. Should be doable.

Finished building last of the ripper swarms. Which would wrap up cleaning mold lines off of nids for the foreseeable future. I’ve played pretty fast and loose with my goal of keeping them Pile of Shame neutral. Getting the big second hand supply drop didn’t help there, but neither did picking up the combat patrol. I might target them with a goal for next year. If not 100% complete, at least a significant chunk. Of course, I also had hopes of polishing off the primaris company. We’ll see what the numbers look like.

I think I’ll build the shining spears next. Might mock together an autarch, but want the squad first. I need to get some paint on the knife ears. Bought a chunk of the new stuff, painted one. Not good.

Hope everyone’s week is going well. probably going to be a rough end of mine at work, but is what it is. Hang on until the weekend.


   
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Upstate, New York

Do you have unfaltering faith in the Emperor? Enjoy shooting/burning/melting heretics? Look good in a classic bob cut? Are a member of the fairer sex? Than the Sisters of Battle could use YOU!

Let’s see where you could fit in...

Do you like to burn things?

Reduce armor and buildings to smoldering rubble?

Shoot things twice as fast or with a gun twice as big? (The heavy bolter sings praises to the Emperor in a voice that never tires)

Or just stand shoulder to shoulder with your sisters with the noble bolt gun?

Do you have what it takes to assume command of the squad?

Or a whole army?

Edgy and dark with an alternative paint scheme?

Or pure and angelic, on wings of fire descending from the sky?

Tired of “women driver” slights and want to crush unbelievers under armored tracks?


Now the Sisterhood is not for everyone, but you can still serve in the armies of the faithful! All you need is the writ of an inquisiter that says you can.

Even some men, such as priests and HQs for assisting guard forces (The psycher is not really welcome, he’ll be purged shortly.)

   
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A Protoss colony world

That's a really nice collection, Nev. Thanks for sharing.

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.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

Not proud of a lot of that paint. But I started painting them a LONG time ago, and after that there was incentive to keep things uniform, and also to keep up the pace. I’m trying to think of exactly when I painted them. Was it when I was still in college/my old apartment? I don’t think so. So early 2000s? Mostly wrapped before this blog started in 2013, with only a few random things left in the pile. I know my original goal rate was 4 minis a week, but that also included all my stuff. Multi-year project.



So some progress. Put the blue ink on the marines. Lot of cleanup needed and then some edgeing. Drybrushed the guns. Put the base coat on the parasite yesterday, but accidentally knocked her off her base this morning, so she’s being re-glued. I think I’ll wait on more handles being free before starting the rippers.

   
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Upstate, New York



So some paint going down on the nid. She needs some cleanup and a second coat on the wing membranes. Getting there. The marines need to be edged, but I’ve done most of the cleanup on them.

Building the spears. Bike is just about done. I need to decide how practical I want to be. There is an option for a long banner flowing off the back of the bike. This would make it too long to fit into the foam I have for my bikes. So I’ll probably omit that and just use the stock part. He’s going to have a pennant flying from his star lance anyway. If/when I get another box to build an autarch from, I might use it for him. But that is a decision for another time. Thinking of which, I still have an old school bike on sprue. If I do get another box, I might poach some spare parts and upgrade him. That way I can still have a character and 2x3 (or 1x6) shining spears. At which point I might need to magnetize the second exarch so he could be fielded as a trooper. Would not be hard.

   
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Northumberland

Great progress Nevelon, the Sisters of Battle collection is awesome. Are you wanting to go at them again in the future?

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 progress Nevelon, the Sisters of Battle collection is awesome. Are you wanting to go at them again in the future?


I thought about it. With the relaunch in plastic, they have a lot more units than they used to, so plenty of room to expand into. But do I need another project right now? I’ve got enough stuff on the books to clear 2023 easy, and if I start digging into my wish lists, even more. Plus if 10th is coming up, I’m going to be on the hook for 3 codexes already. Plus new shinies that come with them.

So I might grab a mini or two as a painting project, but am unlikely to be painting whole squads and bringing the collection up to fighting trim any time soon.

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Finished flappy, awaiting baseing. I should start some rippers across the bench now. And finish those marines.

Edit:
Took the BGV off the handle so I could do all 3 rippers together. Gave them their basecoat. More work on the exarch.

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Upstate, New York

So some progress:

Exarch built. Didn’t use the banner on the back, but his lance might keep him out of the slots in the foam. But the pennant really needs the angle. Not sure if I have any bike trays deeper than 1/2 depth. Oh well, I’ll work something out if he needs to go places. Clipped most of the bikes for the other two. Want to get the core part cleaned and assembled first, then the little wings. Don’t want them getting mixed up.



Rippers moving along. Need to clean up the purple before the flesh wash.

Took Monday off, hoping to get a lot done this weekend. But I also need to rest in a bad way. And bake cookies.

Keep safe and warm all.

   
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Upstate, New York

Blue edged one of the hellblasters, red on both. Rippers got cleaned up and flesh washed.

Plugging away.

   
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Upstate, New York



So the hellblasters need the edgeing on their arms, a cleanup pass on the guns, then assembly and decals/basing.

Rippers need a cleanup pass. i know there is at least one spot that needs a touch of red, and a few flesh spots where I alreay cleaned up a little red splash. Once the eyes try I might neaten up the sockets with a careful pass of purple. But almost done.

Moved the BGV back up, hit his purity seals when I had the BFtBG out. He still needs blue edges.

Brought the hellblaster sarge down. Going to try to finish him by the end of the year. That would give me the 20 company marines I need. Not sure if I’ll bring down the last two guys in the squad, or just call him it for the year and start doing wrap up summaries. Or just paint more nids. We’ll see how much energy and motivation I have.

Probably going to be a bunch of “nopes” in the goals for the year. But it is what it is. Not going to break myself for arbitrary lines.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Edit:
Hellblasters are down and glued. Might need a little post-assembly touch up. Then off to be based. BGV done. Rippers just need the final post-cleanup flesh wash, then they are also done.

Might decal and base the lot of them tonight. Should be tomorrow if not.

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Upstate, New York

Hrm. Problems uploading pictures to Dakka. But everyone is rocked and tufted. Might needs a second black pass on the rims, then time to flock. Marines still need decals.

Moved all the hellblasters down for paint. We’ll see if I can get all 3 done by the end of the year.

Edit:
Everyone flocked. Pictures taken for the comp, need to stitch them together. Moved the last of the spinefist gaunts to the empty handles. Will be nice to finish off at least that 10 bug sub-group.


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Entry for the month. Nothing earthshaking, but out of the PoS

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Upstate, New York

Marines have decals, off to the YTD shelf.

First blue and blacks down on the hellblasters

Gaunts are basecoated and got their purple. Moving along.


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So making some room for the new YTD stuff. It’s come to my attention that I don’t need 1d6+3 of each class of stemware at the ready. So I’m dropping it down to 4 of each, and moving the rest to the upper shelf of one of the kitchen cabinets. I will still grab martini glasses, and more rarely a wine glass or champagne flute. But more room for marines now. One perk of being divorced: I don’t need to justify crap to anyone.

So how to shuffle things around? The Primaris battle company is going to need a lot more space. I’m thinking that and the firstborn company will share the middle shelf, maybe with dreads and transports between them. I think the flyers, pure tanks, speeders, and drop pods will move to the newly cleared space. We’ll see how the space turns out.

And finding space in the rest of my armies. Nids are going to be fun...

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That's a great shot Nev, really puts things into context. Nice work.

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