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Those jackals look great. I am surprised I have not seen more of those painted up. They are such dynamic and expressive models.

The head swaps are looking good, too. I especially like the mohawk pilot. You can picture him screaming with indoctrinated xenos-hate at whatever he is obliterating.

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Kill Team Terrain

I agree with you The Riddle of Steel. Jackals are dynamic and expressive models. I saw some great ones at the Capital Palette Contest at the last Nova Open. Here is a link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/novaopen/48675184942/in/album-72157710681106433/ These are not my models but I really admire them. I suspect that we don’t see a lot of Jackals because Genestealer Cults are a niche army and the Jackals are not real competitive, especially with the recent jump in cost of the demolition charges. I am really pleased with the Mohawk pilot. I paint the heads separately in a batch of ten or twelve and then glue on the heads that best match the models.


Last year I ordered the Kill Team Starter set. In addtion to a Kill Team Core Manual, spruces of Adeptus Mechanicus adnd Genestealer Cult models, and some datacards, it included a gothic destroyed cathedral. I am almost finished with the cathedral and have started using it as terrain. I tried out several new techniques on it. The cathedral and its outlying walls are primed with pastel primer. The pastel primer is full of fine grit that is designed to hold pastels into place. The metal portions are air brushed with reds and turquoise, the red to underlay the iron and the turquoise to underlay the bronze. I painted the wall using pastels and then spray painted on a fixture to hold the pastels. Finally, I painted over most of the metal work with metallic iron and bronze paint. That was too much work but it does make good terrain.




Sector Imperial Ruins


This makes a good background for my models.




Eliminator Squad in the Ruins

   
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I really like your take on the GSC, I assume they are Rusted Claw? Have you got any plans to paint up any Ridge runners? They are my favourite models in the range. And they were one of the few GSC units to get a price reduction in Chapter Approved.

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Thanks, ListenToMeWarriors. I had heard that Ridge Runners were hard to play because they are fast moving vehicles with heavy weapons. Maybe the point drop will make them viable. The pictures of them look really great. I think I will get one, paint it up, and use it. What is the best configuration as far as weapons?

I do like vehicles, especially with the gunners or tank commanders showing so the Ridge Runners should be a fun model for me to assemble and paint. Thanks for the suggestion.
   
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Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator – Over Doing the Object-Source Lighting


I just finished building a Repulsor Executioner. I have been playing around with Object-Source Lighting or OSL, using plasma guns for my source lighting. The Macro-Plasma Incinerator should generate a large glow and I really played with the OSL on this model. I may have overdone it.




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator - Left Front




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator – Left Front Close-up




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator – Upper Front




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator - Lower Front




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator – Front View Close-up




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator - Right Side


I think I should have left off the decals on the side doors or used smaller decals for the skull with roses or both.




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator – Left Side




Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator Rear


The exhaust pipes need some pigment to make them look more realistic. Actually, the whole models needs some pigments to dull down the decals.

   
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Tank Commander - Repulsor Executioner with Macro-Plasma Incinerator

The Tank Commander has a Puppet Wars Officer’s Head with the standard primus tank commander body. I think I got a little careless with the face but it is hard to paint.




Tank Commander - Repulsor Executioner –Right Front




Tank Commander - Repulsor Executioner –Right


The object source lighting from the Macro-Plasma Incinerator is really intense in the picture. Actually, it barely shows up on a direct view of the model.




Tank Commander - Repulsor Executioner –Front




Tank Commander - Repulsor Executioner – Front Left




Tank Commander - Repulsor Executioner – Upper Front

   
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Ad Mech Kill Team


I find that I enjoy Kill Team because it is much quicker than a standard 40K game. Also, it is cheaper to build or modify a Kill Team squad than a standard 40K army. I just finished a twenty model Adpetus Mechanicus army with a display case so that I can easily display and store it. Actually, there are 22 models displayed but two of the models, the radio tower and the Skitarii Ranger with the transuranic arquebus are for show rather than to be played as part of the 20 limit Kill Team.




Display for Ad Mech Kill Team – Front


In the front row, the kill team includes starting at the left, a Skitarii ranger with galvanic rifle, two Skitarii rangers with plasma calivers, a Skitarii ranger with galvanic rifle and omnispex, a Skitarii vanguard with radium carbine, two Skitarii vanguards with plasma calivers, a Skitarii vanguard with radium carbine and omnispex, a third Skitarii vanguard with a plasma caliver, and a Skitarii vanguard with radium carbine. The middle row starting from the right includes a Skitarii Alpha with arc maul and phosphor blast pistol, two corpuscarii and two fulgurite electro-priests, three Sicarian Infiltrators, two with a flechette blaster and taser goad and one with a subcarbine and power sword, and a Infiltrator Princeps with a flechette blaster and Taser goad. The three figures at the top include the decorative Skitarii Ranger with transuranic arguebus and radio tower as well as a Skitarii vanguard with radium carbine and enhanced data-tether.




Display for Ad Mech Kill Team – Top




Display for Ad Mech Kill Team – Rear




Display for Ad Mech Kill Team – Right Side

   
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That's a beautiful display! Definitely looks like an old ruin turned into a hardpoint.

   
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Kill Team Display


Thanks Gwyn chan ‘r Gwll. These displays are fun to make but it took me a while to figure out how to make these displays. I use the foam that they use for insulation on the outside of a house. I basically layer the foam over a wood frame and then use a foam cutting pen to cut the shapes out. Then I slap on a thick layer of Golden Extra Heavy Molding Paste over the foam which hardens the display. I’ll have to take step by step pictures when I am building the next one so I can make a tutorial out of it. Here is another fun from the top picture.




Display for Ad Mech Kill Team – Top

   
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Skitarii Rangers and Vanguard for Ad Mech Kill Team

The bottom row contains four Skitarii Rangers and six Skitarii Vanguard. One Ranger and one Vanguard carry an omnispex. Two Ranger gunners and three Vanguard gunners carry Plasma Calivers. I painted the Plasma white and then sprayed a light fluorescent green over the white and over those portions of the model near the plasma coils as plasma glow. The Skitarii Alpha is in the next level and another Skitarii Vanguard with an enhanced data tether is on the top level.




Skitarii Rangers and Vanguards




Skitarii Vanguards


This view also shows the Vanguard Alpha. I was pleased with the turquoise green on his chest and crest on his helmet. He is my leader. He has a phosphor blast pistol mainly to hit obscured models if he is threatened by other models. I plan to generally keep him hidden to generate command points.




Skitarii Rangers


   
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Electro-Priests


I have mixed feelings about Electro-Priests. In my mind, it makes little sense for a Mechanicus army of cyborg warriors to have half naked men running around as assault troops. Still, I like how these Electro-Priests turned out. The fluorescent blue plasma really glows on these models.




Electro-Priests


This Kill Team has two Fulgurite Electro-Priests and two Corpuscarii Electro-Priests. The Fulgurites are supposed to be good assault units for fighting heavy infantry like space marines. The Corpuscarii are good fighters against hoard armies. This picture also includes the Vanguard Alpha, a Vanguard with an enhanced data tether and a ranger with Transuranic arquebus. I don’t plan on using the arquebus on the Kill team because he is not too effective on the heavily covered Kill Team terrain. Still, I have him on the display since I really like the model. I want to experiment with the enhanced data tether. It should be good but I suspect that my two omnispexs are a better value.




Corpuscarii Electro-Priest with Electrostatic gauntlets


This was a fun model to paint.

   
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Corpuscarii Electro-Priest with Electrostatic gauntlets

I took some more pictures this weekend including these close-ups of the Corpuscarii Electro-Priest with Electrostatic gauntlets.




Corpuscarii Electro-Priest with Electrostatic gauntlets – Front




Corpuscarii Electro-Priest with Electrostatic gauntlets – Right




Corpuscarii Electro-Priest with Electrostatic gauntlets – Rear




Corpuscarii Electro-Priest with Electrostatic gauntlets – Left

   
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Fulgurite Electro-Priest with Electroleech Stave




Fulgurite Electro-Priest with Electroleech Stave – Front




Fulgurite Electro-Priest with Electroleech Stave – Right




Fulgurite Electro-Priest with Electroleech Stave – Rear




Fulgurite Electro-Priest with Electroleech Stave – Left


In this view I can see that I have a hose that become dis-attached on the right side. It is not noticeable in the other views. I will need to fix that.

   
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First Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver

For Kill Team, I am trying to max out the number of Plasma Caliver choices since they are good for killing space marine opponents. I already have three Skiratii Vanguard Gunners but I think that I could use up to five Plasma Caliver so I built two more Skitarii Ranger Gunners. To create object source lighting from the plasma, I spray paint a coat of fluorescent green on the model.




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Front




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Right View




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Left




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Rear


   
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Second Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver

Unlike the hooded first ranger, this guy is bareheaded.




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Front




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Left




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Right




Skitarii Ranger with Plasma Caliver – Rear


   
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Skitarii Vanguard Alpha with Arc Maul and Phosphor Blast Pistol

In Kill Team, the goal for the Skitarii Alpha is to keep him cheap and alive for the command points. He has a pistol and an arc maul in case he gets in trouble but I am not using him as an offensive piece. He has a Phosphor Blast Pistol which may be handy since it ignores cover.




Vanguard Alpha with Arc Maul and Phosphor Blast Pistol – Front




Vanguard Alpha with Arc Maul and Phosphor Blast Pistol – Left




Vanguard Alpha with Arc Maul and Phosphor Blast Pistol – Right




Vanguard Alpha with Arc Maul and Phosphor Blast Pistol – Rear

   
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Dark Angels – Deathwing Knights

Although I am using admech for kill team, for regular 40K games, I am returning to my old chapter figures, the Servitors of the Unnamed Chapter, which I play as Dark Angels. I have made up an army list that uses mostly figures that I already have. Some of these old models need to be refreshed and a few new ones built.


I plan to use Deathwing Knights to support a Ravenwing force so I am rebuilding my Deathwing Knights. I refreshed my old models by painting the left shoulder pad off white to match the robes and the already white right shoulder pads, adding a crystal blue to their Ace of Absolutions or Flail of the Unforgiven, and adding pigment to their bases.




Refreshed Deathwing Knights




Old Deathwing Knight


I enjoy refreshing my old models, especially models that I liked in the first place. I had fun making the Deathwing Knights the first time, especially putting the decals on the robes. Making small changes to models I already like is fun because it seems to renew my interest in them. I had stopped playing Deathwing Knights since they could not move fast enough to engage the enemy. With the new stratagems and abilities in Psychic Awakening Ritual of the Dammed, my Ravenwing should be able to use Combined Assault to place the Deathwing Knights where I need them.

I also built three new models to support the Deathwing Knights. The first is another Deathwing Knight. The second is a Deathwing Ancient with a Deathwing Company Banner. The third is a Watcher in the Dark.




New Deathwing Knight




Deathwing Company Ancient with Deathwing Banner




Watcher in the Dark


   
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New and Old Deathwing Knights



New and Old Deathwing Knight


The new Deathwing Knight is on the left, the old on the right. Some things I like better in the new. In the old I tried to put a decal on the model’s right shoulder pad with the engraved insignia craved off. This time I just painted both shoulder pads white and left the insignia on the right shoulder pad with no decals. The decals covering the whole shoulder pad never sat right.

In the old I used Ork bits on the base and they just disappeared into the green pigment. On the new I use skulls from the Games Workshop Skull packet and they look much better on the base since the skull color contrasts with the green pigment of the base.

Some of the details are better on the old, such as the green glass in the light in the light altar on the shoulder which I missed on the new model and the bronze skull just above the head which I also missed. I also have a little sloppiness on the lay of the decal on the new model and some white paint in the wrong spot.




Refreshed Old Deathwing Knights including Deathwing Sergeant with Flail of the Unforgiven


This view shows the decal put on the models right shoulder pad on the sergeant. In the new model, I just left the shoulder pad white without the decal which I think looks better.




Refreshed Old Deathwing Knights


   
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New Deathwing Knight



This picture shows why I like Deathwing Knights with hooded head, tapestry robe, mace of absolution, and storm shield. Each part is fun to paint.




Deathwing Knight – Front


The body is from Games Workshop. The hooded head is from Puppetswars.eu which is based in Poland. I really like the Puppetswar heads and I have ordered several sets from them. It takes a while for them to ship to the United States, but I order a number of sets and keep them as bits for my models. Puppetswar bits uses resin rather than plastic. Although I like working with plastic since it is easier to use and paint, resin is great for details. Resin seems to love paint and the details are sharper than plastic. Puppetswar heads are even more expressive and fun than Games Workshop heads.

A few years ago, I ordered a three sets of custom made decal sheet from Fallout Hobbies. The first were the skull and roses decals for shoulder pads and I use these as the insignia for the Servitors of the unknown chapter. The second was a mix of manuscripts from Medieval Bibles. The last were selected Tarot cards. All these are on this model. The skull and roses is on the shoulder pad. A tarot card and a manuscript are the ropes to give the robe the appearance of tapestry.

The robes and the shoulders are painted with a mixture of Golden Acrylics Titanium White and Yellow Oxide with just a touch of a gold metallic. This allows variation in the colors for shadows and highlights with the shadows being primarily yellow oxide and the highlights being primarily titanium white. I am using artist grade acrylic paints more and more to paint my figures although I still use modeling paints for certain effects and where I want my colors to be consistent.




Deathwing Knight - Left


I like to show heads on my models but also believe that every model should have a helmet so I suspend the helmet from the models armor, usually on the back hip.




Deathwing Knight – Shield


The shield is another fun part to paint. I use metallic gold and silver over a dull tin. The robed figure in the middle of the shield is silver paint under a fluorescent green coat. The skulls on the base are painted with yellow oxide.



Deathwing Knight - Right


The crystal ball in the mace of absolution is painted with blue ultramarine, then some titanium white for highlights, and then the whole crystal ball is covered with several thick layers of Vallejo fluorescent blue. Fluorescent paints are somewhat transparent.

   
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New Deathwing Ancient



Deathwing Ancient - Front


The Deathwing Ancient’s body is Deathwing Knight with powerfist and a stormbolter. I wanted to keep him cheap and have some firepower to support the Deathwing Knights. The head is an officer’s head from Puppetswar and the flag is made from green stuff. His tapestry robe is a decal over a mixture of titanium white and yellow oxide base. The braid and other brass and gold items over his robe were actually painted after I applied the decals.




Deathwing Ancient with Pig Nosed Storm Bolter


His storm bolter looks like a pig nose.




Deathwing Ancient - Right




Deathwing Ancient – Left




Deathwing Ancient – Rear


Since I took these pictures, I have torn apart this model. I have some more Deathwing Knight models and have decided to increase my Deathwing Knights to ten. I am swapping out this Deathwing Ancient body with that of the Knight Master. I will then use the old body for another Deathwing Knight. I, of course, am hoping that my Deathwing Knights are still viable in the 9th Edition. I am holding off purchasing any new models until the 9th comes out.

   
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Necrons Warriors


Several months ago, I purchased the Indomitus box because I wanted the space marine models to add to my Dark Angels army but I am holding off building any new Dark Angels until the new Dark Angels codex comes out. In the meantime, I started building the Necrons. This gave me a chance to experiment with a new color scheme. I started with Warriors to determine my basic paint theme and was pleased with the results.




Necron Warriors with Gauss Flayers - Front


I had to experiment with a few spare pieces to get the right paint scheme but it is actually a simple color scheme. For each model, the body and the guns are a blend of silver and steel metallic paints. The pronotum (the plate-like structure on the backs of the Necron) is Turbo-Dork Miami Sunset, a dynamic metallic paint that I bought several years ago, wanted to experiment with, and seemed like a good fit for Necron living metal. The head is Turbo Dork pearly gate. I also used the pearly gate as highlights on the silver. The green dots are fluorescent green over titanium white dots.


The base includes fluorescent orange over titanium white. I then covered the base with a blend of pigment. The pigment is made of waste pastel dust I collected several years ago when I did a lot of pastel painting, blended with some blue pigment to darken it. The skulls on the base are a blend of ochre paint highlighted with titanium white.




Necron Warriors with Gauss Flayers - Rear




Necron Warriors with Gauss Flayers – Side


The bases include a few splotches of green stuff for some depth covered by gesso mixed with a mixture of fine and extra-fine model train ballast.

   
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Necron Warriors with Gauss Reapers

I built half of the Necron Warriors with Gauss Flayers and some with Gauss Reapers. The Indomitus had twenty warriors. I bought twenty more so I have twenty with Gauss Reapers and twenty with Gauss Flayers.



Necron Warriors with Gauss Reapers - Front




Necron Warriors with Gauss Reapers – Rear




Necron Warriors with Gauss Reapers - Side




Twenty Necron Warriors with Gauss Reapers


Necron Warriors with Gauss Reapers are good.

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Canoptek Scarab Swarms

The Indomitus box included six canoptek scarab swarms. They were also fun to make and are supposed to be good in the Ninth.



Canoptek Scarab Swarms


I noticed that I missed putting the pigment on the swarm at the left and didn’t paint up the skull. I am out of fixer. I ordered it but it hasn’t arrived yet.




Canoptek Scarab Swarms


This is a different view. The skull is painted and there is pigment on the right swarm. Side view of scarab swarms are not too interesting. The next shot is from the top looking down, which is how the players in a game view scarabs.




Twelve Canoptek Scarab Swarms

   
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Necron Overlord with Hyperphase Glaive and Tachlyon Arrow

The Indomitus box includes a Necron Overlord with Hyperphase Glaive and Tachlyon Arrow. Although I developed the color scheme with the Necron Warriors, this color scheme is even better on the more complex models. Except for the gold on the amulet around his neck, this uses the same colors as the warriors and scarabs.




Necron Overlord

The fluorescent green really pops on this model, especially next to the reddish Miami SunsetTurbo Dork painted on his hyperphase glaive and on his "Tzitzit” hanging from the front of the model.




Necron Overlord - Side




Necron Overlord – Front


This is a good-looking model and I may play it. Unfortunately, it competes with other good Necron models in the headquarters slot.

   
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Plasmancer

The Indomitus box included a Cyptek model, the Plasmancer. This was another fun model to paint and the color scheme worked.




Plasmancer – Front




Plasmancer – Left Side

The left side and the front view show the details in his left hand.




Plasmancer – Rear

   
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Canopek Reanimator

The Indomitus box included a Canopek Reanimator. This was a fun model to make and paint but it isn’t really my favorite model. It is too tall and spindly for my taste. That’s okay since I probably not play it. Most commentators agree that it is too many points for its use. In the codex, it is 110 points. In the FAQ, it dropped to 80 points but still too expensive. So for now it will remain on the shelf.




Canopek Reanimator – Front


I do like the metal pieces on the base and the green balls.




Canopek Reanimator – Back




Canopek Reanimator – Left




Canopek Reanimator – Right Front

   
 
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