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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Stunning is the same word that came to my mind Ramos. Paint some little black leaf patterns on them and they'd be perfect for my Mantis Warriors... just sayin.

   
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Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Gosh Darn they look amazing, I would have used more colourful language, but you know, mods...

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Those Dreads turned out amazing! I look forward to seeing them in person at Adepticon.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Beautiful, as others have said. My favourite bit, oddly, is the edges of the shoulder pads. The lighting and contrast on them is just perfection.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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@Cam: Haaah! Hey thanks
Its almost a damn shame that I paint on commission these days... Nothing of mine ever gets done!! D: One day, one day...

@Gits: Thanks, man! Hehe, I think my client might have a word or two for me if I was to put some Tranquility camo on these two

@Knightley: HEY! You watch your darn mouth with those epithets! Thanks a ton for the compliments. Very glad you like!

@Zerg: Alas! These aren't mine!! These guys are destined for another person's army. Still totally on board to running into you at AC- Hopefully gonna get a couple games in with the Wardens, so should have a lot of minis hanging out!

@Graven: Thanks! I'm really happy I changed the shoulders to black... Really does balance nicely with the big curving plates on the upper "shoulders". Very happy with how they all turned out. Should make for some perfect centerpieces to the final army!

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So er.... Not terribly much of an update this week...
Too much garbage going on at work lately. Keeping me so darn busy :/

Biggest bit of noticeable progress is on the Knight Porphyryonyonyonyonyonyon
Just about all built up and ready to paint. I think I'm only going to be able to do a quick metal coat, though. I want this to be a competition entry in the future, so big murals on all the armor. At the very least, it'll be playable for the Knight Fight!!




This week should be considerably quieter. hoping to nail down a few projects, including a rebasing mini-project for a good friend that has been legendarily patient with my screwed up schedule!

   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Ooooh hell yeah! a Knight Profiterole :-) is it yellow?? huh huh? is it?

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Looking forward to seeing this particular miniature come together.... and I expect Tranquility Pattern camo on it as recompense for not putting it on those other miniatures.

   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Very Nice. I'm assuming you can somewhat unassemble it to paint?

 
   
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@Nerd: Mmmmm.... Cream Puff Knight..... =D
No real idea what colors to paint him... All I know for sure is that he'll get a number of murals on him... I would really love to enter him in a few painting contests... Perhaps even next year's Crystal Brush? *optimism*
Any ideas, I'd be more than happy to listen to. Maybe a big mural of the fighting on Badab for the main carapace?? That could be pretty wicked! (and would get Gits his Tranquility camo, eh?)

@Gits: Taking bribes now for whether or not you guys are "winning" or "losing" on the Knight mural... History is written by the authors, after all~ <3

@SL: Yes indeed! Main body is the only thing glued. Arms are pinned/magneted and the "lid" comes on and off easily. I regret to say that only a little of my stuff will have color on it (Probably only a couple of the marines D: ), but I just ran out of time... I way way overloaded myself between this and normal work!
Hope that it's still ok to play with you guys!

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Welcome to Sun-depticon number 4, the GRAY UPDATE!
Late, but never missed!


As Adepticon draws closer, I do my best to have some new stuff to play with. I need to learn 8th edition as well as participate in the Knight Fight!

So this week has been a TON of assembly, including a bunch of Mk 4 marines with some Kromlech bitz. Mostly some cybernetic legs and heavy flamers. I also got some sweet looking jump-packs!




Bashed together a new Captain from the Calth box set (wow is this box COOL!!! So much nicer than black Reach!)



Close-up of the two Vanguard Vet squads:




The guy on the front far right is my favorite accidental pose... Very much a "Come oooooon? What is this crap!?" Egging on the enemy, etc


After years in storage, my Mk2 Breacher squad is assembled- Still have to sculpt up their left arms to have the right bracers. A little detail, but one I definitely want to take care of!!



And lastly, while I was cleaning the Kromlech stuff I prepped an eventual diorama I want to paint up... These two minis just go together, eh?




And thats the news!
Next time on Sun-depticon... ZERO HOUR!

   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Whats the thing on their should pads? Doesn't look like the chapter logo, but maybe it's just the angle.
   
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Those would be some 3d printed insignia from Shapeways:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/JLRE4L6WP/60x-marines-errant-shoulder-insignia-pack?li=shareProduct


My IF client uses them for his army, and wouldnt ya know it, the guy also had them for my weird chapter! They're actually really nice. No 3d print marks, nice and smooth, and they fit right onto the shoulders of regular marines with little issue.
Adds a nice bit of detail without overpowering the model.

And then there are of course several marines with a Deathwatch pad. As to the lore, the Marines Errant are said to have an unusually high number of marines returned from the deathwatch.
Its so much easier to get these things now, its crazy!

   
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T-county

Nice, I was wondering if thats what it was. Talked with the designer at A-con last year, super nice dude. He had to pull a ton of things off the site though, they were to GW-y. Glad your icon made it.
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Are you painting all that for Adepticon? That should be an interesting project to get all those guys painted that fast. I do like the custom parts and the poses are very cool! Looking forward to seeing you there in person!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Ramos,

Good luck with the completing all your stuff before Adepticon. Reminds me of some of my worse college procrastination occasions.

Glad to hear the Shapeways icons are working well for you. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how the errants turn out.

Have a great time at Adepticon, please have some drinks on me, you deserve it after those amazing leviathans.


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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Good luck sir.

That walking monstrosity looks amazing. Very much looking forward to seeing you paint that up.




 
   
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Sun-depticon V : Or, How I Learned to Stop Painting and Enjoy the Build!


Army is built! Mostly...

Unfortunately this past week at work was a COMPLETE bastard, and as such I got next to nothing done. I had at least planned to paint up a little bit
Sadly this is all I was able to manage. Small steps I guess? :/

Here is a shot of everything I'm bringing to Adepticon. Should be able to manage up to 1850- maybe 2k if I play the fliers and Devastators. I know that a couple of the Sternguard need bases, but thats something Im going to take care of this year at Secret Weapon. Going Desert Bases on these guys!
The Titan is a project all of its own, and really needs special attentions.




On the Imperial Fists front, I have made more progress on the Character minis, a Librarian and a Tech Marine:







And I do have some final shots on the scouts I had finished previously-











And so I bid you adeiu! See everyone at Adepticon!!

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Have a wonderful time sir, scouts are looking fantastic.




 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Scouts are beautiful Ramos, well done. Also nice to see your marines get some love, even if they aren't all painted yet. Be great to see you again! Hope we get a game in.

PS: I love the fact that all your marines are headless... reminds me of a Dr. Who episode.

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@Cam: Gracias!! Expect the usual smattering of pics during/after the event.

@Gits: Hah, yeah... I just had too much on the plate this past few months.... shoot the whole last year really D: Next year's goal is to get myself a totally painted army!!
And you bet we're gonna get a game in- I'm looking forward to it. I have to learn how to play 8th, after all!

As to the headless marines... Hah! Yeah... A side effect of painting in sub assemblies! This way I can get the split to look right on their faces and backpacks, which are otherwise rather blocked off. All a work in progress!!

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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

The Scouts turned out amazing, Ramos! I look forward to seeing you in person at Adepticon.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Just a quick check-in update here to say that Adepticon is finished and Im back to work!

What an awesome event... I dont think I've ever been kept so busy!

I'll do a more in-depth recap later (still catching up at regular work D: ), but a few of the highlights:

1) KNIGHT FIGHT!!
Solar Lion again organized the magnificent knight fight event for the Wardens, and it was great!! I encourage anyone interested to pop over to the recap thread here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/210/709119.page#9899373

Ill have to pop in later to post my own limited pics. I just have a few this year!

2) FOOD!
Crikey, this could be an updatye in itself... so much good food, including the mammoth Doom Feaster from Kuma's Corner- an AMAZING metal-themed burger bar... I didnt even mind shelling out 17 bucks for the thing... it was that good <3

3) MORE PROJECTS!
Needless to say, I got some focus on some personal projects as well as an update to a couple others down the pipe... Tzeentchian Creature Caster mini is in the queue and looks sooooo nice!!

4) ADEPTICON SWAG BAG!
Geez was there a lot of stuff this year. I sprung for a VIG bag this year (just meant more stuff, so why not), and boy does it seem worth it! A metric ton of minis and games... And impressively almost no junk (papers and the like). I really like some of the random miniatures they gave out... maybe something to play with in the future




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Almost as soon as I got back Monday night, I set to work on my next project- A couple months ago I was commissioned to paint up a bunch of Buffs (the little red cars) for Kickstarter backers. This was put on hold in order to prep for Adepticon and the Fists army, but now that the event is over I gotta get cracking on these.
Compared to the 40k minis, these are considerably easier to paint, so even doing a dozen of them (!), it shouldnt take terribly long.



Also in this shot are a number of resin bases I got for my Marines Errant. I'm going to be rebasing them all on Desert bases, with windswept dust and everything. Should give a nice contrast with the white and blue!


Ok, guys. Till net time!~

   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Was great gaming with you again. We had a blast with Xwing. Looking forward to updating Knight Fight for the masses next year as well as the new Modcubes to use with it.

Get to painting so you are ready for next year!

 
   
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Alright, so IM not dead, lets get that out of the way first!

Cripes, been a long while since I poked my head in here... Sorry about that, guys!
Long story made short, Work has been killer. More than that, though, is getting into Monster Hunter on my PS4... Whoops


I have been keeping busy painting, though... Just slacked off updating you guys here.
For example, I completed the miniatures I was hired to paint for the Riding Bean kickstarter. Was interesting painting so many at once...








And the final group! (Now sent out to their new homes)




On the Imperial Fists front, I shipped off the first batch to the client and he's all happy (always good to hear!)




Currently, I'm working on a bunch of the characters: A Librarian, A Techmarine, and the special edition Chaplain. Cream is a pain in the butt to paint ><







Still a fair bit to go, but starting to make decent progress again!

Thanks for checking back, guys! More progress soon

   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Good to see progress. Those cars are magnificent. Although I think I preferred them before the gloss.

Imperial Fists look excellent, the librarians cloak is really, really good.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The cars are beautiful. The IFs look fantastic as well. Nice handling of the gold and black. The job you've done on those cloaks for the characters is just amazing.

Enough superlatives for one post?

   
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Ramos,

Glad to see you back alive and kicking. I have to echo the praise for the new models particularly the cloak of the librarian and the vellum. Love the look so far and can’t wait to see how the completed models come out.

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Affton, MO. USA

Whole fleet of cars . They look great.

Fists are fantastic too. Always nice to see a mob of yellow marines.

I’m glad your not dead, I WAS worried the wallpaper finally got you though.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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@Archer: I agree with you completely! Much bigger fan of the matte finish (though that picture sure doesnt do the actual finish any favors)
I had to put something on them, though. It was a bit of a panic moment though... Turns out the primer I used didnt key in, so when I put my matte spray (a rattlecan) on the test mini, the paint just started to peel away!!! The gloss was the only thing I had readily available that I could send through my airbrush and that wouldnt curdle the paint.

@Gits: I think you missed a few
But seriously, thanks. Good to be back and posting again

@Alb: Hey thanks man! YEah the parchment bits were actually a bit of an experiment. Just messing with feathering colors out, getting them just the right consistency... Moreover than that, a big part was going back to the darker color to touch up the blends.

@Theo: Oh the wallpaper's bark is worse than its bite... Its a big softy really

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Last night's progress (today was the late shift at work D: )






And I actually forgot to show off this during the last post-
I threw down for some dungeon tiles from Secret Weapon Miniatures during a kickstarter. Neat stuff- hopefully I can break these out one of these days for 5e





And Thursday while I had the day off, I finished a project that I had been meaning to take care of for years... MORE SHELF SPACE!
Very simple affair of a pair of 4' long 1x10's set atop fence posts screwed into the cabinets. End result is a beautifully massive storage space.



   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

At some point, there need to be SM scouts with camo cloaks like your wallpaper.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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T-county

That sounds like the best idea for some ME sniper scouts.
   
 
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