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MegaDave wrote:Camera pic looks good, you really can tell the difference between the two!

Yeah, I’m pleased given it was only a quick fumble with the settings.
Viterbi wrote:Termies are coming along nicely, painting minis is always a marathon, not a sprint (at least that's what I tell myself every time I visit Graven's plog and marvel at his output )
Good luck experimenting with the camera!

Yep, I really have no idea how some people are so quick. Either that or they have more free time in a day than I get in a month!
Don Qui Hotep wrote:I like the look of the Terminators! I love the Crimson Fist color scheme and you've done it service here. New camera is looking good!

Cheers, I’ve had a craving to paint some fists since getting back in to the hobby, so figured what better set than some RT Terminators?
Fifty wrote:Seeing that lovely old set get some paint gives me a warm and happy feeling in my tummy.

Me too, hopefully they’ll be finished at some point! I’ve entered the Cap and Libby in the Dakka Painting Challenge, so I really ought to get them progressing!
Captain Brown wrote:You know they look decent (bulky enough) on the new sized bases. Whish I could convince the three marine players in my gaming group to do that...their Librarian's are constantly tipping over.

Cheers,

CB

Yeah, I was worried that they’d look a bit lost on all of that real estate, but they’re not too bad size wise and certainly much more stable!
Ezki wrote:A bit late to the party, but great job on finishing the whole box! They look really good together.

The Terminators look good already. Keep up the good work!

Playing around with camera settings can be daunting at first, but it will be very much worth it in the end.
At least for me it took a while, but I'm slowly learning with the help of fellow hobbyists and patience.

Cheers Ezki, the Blackstone Fortress stuff has been great fun, can’t wait to do more of the expansions!
amazingturtles wrote:Slow and steady is fine! it works for turtles after all...

Indeed, sadly I’ve been slow even for a turtle this past week!

No progress on the Terminators, but like a spotty teenager I was excitedly awaiting the Amazon delivery man today, for he was bringing plastic! My Space Marine Heroes box arrived!

In my head I had pictures the box being at least twice it’s size, but that was probably the spotty teenager in me!

Whilst getting dinner ready I hurriedly unboxed them all to see who it got. Unsurprisingly I got all of the regular marines including the sergeant, missile launcher dude and the plasma marine. Sadly there was no captain, so I’m left having to decide how much I want him...

I built and cleaned up a couple of them. They both went together easy enough, but they could probably do with some glue and maybe a few gaps filling. Really nice poses though and I love their bases too! Looking at them they are a little larger than my 2nd Ed Marines, though Tycho seems comparable. I even stood them next to my RTB9 lads on the desk

With base heights they’re slightly taller than the Terminators, but with their feet level, they’re comparable. A while back I bought a Blood Angels upgrade sprue, the Bolter Marine has a similar breast plate design to the one on the upgrade sprue. A quick test fit shows it might be an option for mixing him up, though he’ll look a giant amongst my 2nd Ed Marines! It might be reason to buy some more marines... maybe, but I need to pain these guys first!

Anyway, thanks for looking!

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I don't recall if the Barnes & Noble Space Marine games were available in your neck of the woods, but one of the expansions had the Captain in it. Could be a solution, if you can get one of those. I haven't checked the secondary market to see what he goes for.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
I don't recall if the Barnes & Noble Space Marine games were available in your neck of the woods, but one of the expansions had the Captain in it. Could be a solution, if you can get one of those. I haven't checked the secondary market to see what he goes for.


Yeah, he seems to go for about £25 + p&p which is a bit steep for me. Sadly that expansion isn’t available in the UK, but the first one is so maybe the second on will be available soon. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it, GAME seem to have the necron game and series 2 on exclusive, so maybe they’ll pick it up post lockdown?

Anyway, I did some hobby time after finishing Homeschooling yesterday. That allowed me to finish building and prepping all of the unique Space Marine Heroes. I’ve gotta day they’re nice sculpts, but there are a few bits where they had to deform the cast to avoid overhangs. A little bit of filing and it looks to have improved things a bit. Here they are with their cards;



I think I’ve pretty much settled on a scheme for my New Old Marines. Borrowing heavily from ListenToMeWarriors’ Celestial Lions I’m going for mainly gold, but instead of blue I’m going to use Purple for the accent colours. If they still work I’ll use some really old Space Wolves transfers for the chapter markings and I’ve got plenty of tactical squad markings for the other pads too. In potentially trying to tie in to the Purple Black Legion Ive got and as an excuse to buy Series 2, I wonder if I could adopt the Sons of Horus black for the First Company? Maybe they’re paying lip service to a past transgression?

Whilst I was busy with the Marines, both of my daughters wanted to do some painting. So I treated them for getting their school stuff done. They both really loved painting the “little guys” and I loved watching them. My eldest finished off one of the dwarfs she started a while ago, and my youngest did one of the Orcs from the same set. They both had a great time and actually listened to the odd bit of advice really well. Learning from last time though I pretty let them get on with it, and the cuteness was HIGH!


Here’s the Orc, not bad for a 4 year old i think! At first she was just putting huge blobs of paint on, but I showed her how to spread it out and she copied really well. We’re probably a way off doing two thin coats, but not a bad start. She wasn’t using my paints as she wanted to use her own so coverage wasn’t great.

Now i don’t know about you lot, but i think this is amazing that a 6 year old painted this. She chose all of the colour herself and got the hang of it really well. I can’t get over how neat the beard is, and the chainmail pattern is still visible under the blue. I know I’m biased being her dad but it’s probably better than quite a few of the early minis that I painted at twice her age! She was very proud of her little guy, and informed me that he’s the leader because he’s different. She was very pleased to be sharing hobbies with me and my wife (she’s trying her hand at sewing too) and I was a very proud dad!

Thanks for looking, I’ll be back to the RTB9 Terminators soon I promise!



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Awesome! Great to see the next generation at work.
   
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Agreed, start em young! My parents did the same. Great way to spend family time, and also just a great way to spend time. "He's the leader because he's different" is not only perceptive it is also adorable.

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For 4 and 6 they're not bad at all! My first minis at 12 weren't as good as the dwarf!

 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
"He's the leader because he's different" is not only perceptive it is also adorable.

Agreed!

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Fantastic work by your girls! I agree they look great for their ages. I’ve had my kids make attempts at painting with mixed results. I thought contrast would be easier for them but I actually think mine did better with regular paints, for what it’s worth. I’m also impressed the younger one went with an orc. Most kids want to do the good guys. She must be a cool kid to want to do an orc! Try to encourage them to keep it up.

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Sorry you didn't get the captain in the SM Heroes box, but excited to see your color scheme, those new sculpts are really great.
And hobby time with the family looks fun. Your girls did a good job, that dwarf is still recognizable a dwarf and I know that I wouldn't have done such a neat beard at 6 years old I let my five-year-old drybrush some buildings, but he's more for building stuff out of Legos, so may have to do some more convincing
   
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I soooooo want that SM Heroes 1 Captain, but am unwilling to hand over the moolah.

A good start by your daughters, for the 4 year old I would just be pleased that the paint is not all over the walls. And your older girl did a great job on that Dwarf.

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Nice work little gobertesses. Blue orcs are really cool and I'd follow that dwarf. He looks like a wise leader.

The next step is adapting your other toys to play daddy games. Playmobile sets are great for Roleplay settings. We have a playmobile sail boat, pirate island and Egyptian pyramid that all see pretty regular gaming action with the miniatures.

   
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Her dwarf came out amazingly! That is really great work for that age, i know i sure wouldn't have been able to do that when i was six. It's just so neat to see family involved, i played games with my nephews but i just couldn't get them interested in the painting part as much

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youwashock wrote:Awesome! Great to see the next generation at work.

Yep, it truly is, hopefully their enthusiasm continues.
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Agreed, start em young! My parents did the same. Great way to spend family time, and also just a great way to spend time. "He's the leader because he's different" is not only perceptive it is also adorable.

Yeah, it’s really a pleasure to watch them concentrating so hard and enjoying the end results. She really is adorable!
MegaDave wrote:
For 4 and 6 they're not bad at all! My first minis at 12 weren't as good as the dwarf!

 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
"He's the leader because he's different" is not only perceptive it is also adorable.

Agreed!

Yeah, she’s bettered most of my early efforts too I reckon!
The Riddle of Steel wrote:Fantastic work by your girls! I agree they look great for their ages. I’ve had my kids make attempts at painting with mixed results. I thought contrast would be easier for them but I actually think mine did better with regular paints, for what it’s worth. I’m also impressed the younger one went with an orc. Most kids want to do the good guys. She must be a cool kid to want to do an orc! Try to encourage them to keep it up.

Thanks! I had a chat with the local GW store and he recommended staying away from contrast for the young ones. Having heard so many having to redo the Basecoat when they stray I’ve the lines I can see why. Kids just want to see results fast, last time out I tried getting the eldest to do a wash ad drybrush, but she just got bored. This time I just let her block in the colours she wanted to do.

The youngest is a very cool kid (i might be biased...), she really wanted her own little guys and wanted them to be different to her big sis. I got a mixed set of Orcs and Dwarfs from em4miniatures as they were cheap as most of my minis are nearly antiques! They’ve been great for them to learn with so far.
Viterbi wrote:Sorry you didn't get the captain in the SM Heroes box, but excited to see your color scheme, those new sculpts are really great.
And hobby time with the family looks fun. Your girls did a good job, that dwarf is still recognizable a dwarf and I know that I wouldn't have done such a neat beard at 6 years old I let my five-year-old drybrush some buildings, but he's more for building stuff out of Legos, so may have to do some more convincing

Yeah, me too, but not £25 sorry . Letting the kids drybrush could be a good idea for random patterns on terrain! My 2 aren’t really interested in lego sadly, too much time spent playing mummy’s and babies! Still a bit of little guy painting seems to be a good bribery treat right now!
ListenToMeWarriors wrote:I soooooo want that SM Heroes 1 Captain, but am unwilling to hand over the moolah.

A good start by your daughters, for the 4 year old I would just be pleased that the paint is not all over the walls. And your older girl did a great job on that Dwarf.

Yep, hopefully they release the Space Marine Adventures with him in this side of the pond. I too was happy that the youngest didn’t create a massive mess! Amazingly she closed the lids on each pot when she changed colour. All 6 of her orcs are different colours so far! I like her style!
theCrowe wrote:Nice work little gobertesses. Blue orcs are really cool and I'd follow that dwarf. He looks like a wise leader.

The next step is adapting your other toys to play daddy games. Playmobile sets are great for Roleplay settings. We have a playmobile sail boat, pirate island and Egyptian pyramid that all see pretty regular gaming action with the miniatures.

Cheers! Yeah I need to figure out some fun and short games like you do with your kids. I particularly enjoyed your goblin olympics iirc
amazingturtles wrote:Her dwarf came out amazingly! That is really great work for that age, i know i sure wouldn't have been able to do that when i was six. It's just so neat to see family involved, i played games with my nephews but i just couldn't get them interested in the painting part as much

Thanks, she’s rightfully very proud!
monkeytroll wrote:Good work from the girls, great to be able to share hobby time with them

It sure is, hopefully it continues!

Thanks for all of the kind words guys. I read out the comment for my daughter and she was beaming with joy at all of the comments! You made a little girl very happy!

Back to daddy hobby time with some progress on the RTB9 Terminators. Having finished cleaning up after the wash I got to do some highlights! I only had time to do them on 3, but I think they’re heading in the right direction.

I’d forgotten how many edges terminators have! I have a few spots I’ll need to tidy up with regal blue, but not too many. Im currently trying to decide how best to do the highlights. My main decision is around the spurs/beams on the legs. Do they get a single second highlight or one either side? Similarly the panel next to them, so I outline the whole lot or leave them as two edges? Comments and criticisms welcome on this one as I’m fully on the fence!

Thanks for looking!

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Looking good, gobert! I think a single additional highlight will work.
   
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One more for the spurs, keep the panel as two edges. My opinion only, even if I stated it like a fact

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They're looking better each time! I agree that a single highlight more would work

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Oh those leg beams! I have them on my pewter Chaos Terminators too. They were a real pain. I decided to give them the double highlight instead of the intervening leg armor and I don't think it looked as good - definitely agree with the others. Double edge, single bar!

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Lovely progress on the termies and with so many answers I'm excited to see your probably single highlight
   
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youwashock wrote:Looking good, gobert! I think a single additional highlight will work.

Thanks, single 1-0 double
Captain Brown wrote:My two cents is one more like youwashock.

CB

Thanks, single 2-0 double
monkeytroll wrote:One more for the spurs, keep the panel as two edges. My opinion only, even if I stated it like a fact

Opinions are always best stated as facts. It’s far more convincing that way. Single 3-0 double
amazingturtles wrote:They're looking better each time! I agree that a single highlight more would work

Thanks, single 4-0 double
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Oh those leg beams! I have them on my pewter Chaos Terminators too. They were a real pain. I decided to give them the double highlight instead of the intervening leg armor and I don't think it looked as good - definitely agree with the others. Double edge, single bar!

Good to know the hassle the double option causes! Single 5-0 double
Viterbi wrote:Lovely progress on the termies and with so many answers I'm excited to see your probably single highlight

Cheers, single 6-0 double

Well that was a rout! Who am I to argue with the masses?!? Sadly I’ve not got much progress to report as work has been nuts this week. Then to compound my slow progress I watched The Big Lebowski last night and imbibed too many White Russians. As a consequence my plan to make good headway tonight resulted in a short session as I was too tired to concentrate. Still, great movie, great drink and good times were had! The little progress I did make allowed me to edge highlight the Heavy Flamer Terminator. Though I now see that the tiredness made me forgot his knee pad

I had hoped to enter the Librarian and Captain in the Dakka Painting Challenge, but short of a miracle I don’t think I’ll get them done before the month is out. I’ll see how I get on with a late session tomorrow.

Thanks for looking, the dude abides

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Can’t wait to see the terminator captain finished! Love those helmet stripes too.
   
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Heavy flamer looking good. Do they have helmet stripes because they are veterans?

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Fun fact: i've never watched the big lebowski, but i think i've basically seen the thing in terms of internet references.

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Those are nice helmet stripes. They really tie the scheme together.

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BigJim wrote:Can’t wait to see the terminator captain finished! Love those helmet stripes too.

Hi BigJim, welcome to my plog! I can hardly wait either, his skull cod-piece is a suitable accompaniment to tonight’s background viewing with Joe Exotic. I was debating how to paint his face, but perhaps you’ve just helped me decide that there’s a handle bar behind that mask?
Don Qui Hotep wrote:"Does the heretical form make you uncomfortable, Mr. Librarian? My art has been commended as being strongly heretical which bothers some men."

Heavy flamer looking good. Do they have helmet stripes because they are veterans?

I see what you did there Don Qui Hotep, very good! Yeah the stripes are going to be veterans stripes. From the RT era they also had black stripes going horizontally, but I’m digging the red, so I might stick to that. The Vet Sgt should also have yellow stripes either side, I’ll probably give that a go.
youwashock wrote:A good man. And thorough.

Any time you can watch Lebowski is a good time. I have faith you can get your guys in at the buzzer.

It is a good movie, we watched at the same time as a bunch of friends and bantered the whole way through. A friend set it up at the beginning of lockdown and we’ve relived many classics, for Indiana Jones to Bill and Ted. I made decent progress on the terminators tonight and I realised that I also have next weekend. So they might just squeak over the line!
amazingturtles wrote:Fun fact: i've never watched the big lebowski, but i think i've basically seen the thing in terms of internet references.

Every day of progress is a good day, that is what i say

Yeah, it’s really one of those movies that’s so cultified that you don’t need to have seen it to know large chunks of it. It’s definitely worth a watch, and gets better with more viewings as you see some of the more subtle bits.
theCrowe wrote:Those are nice helmet stripes. They really tie the scheme together.

Cheers, I’m enjoying them too, but it’s nerve wrecking every time I paint near them!

As eluded to above I made good progress today. A bit of time painting while the girls played in the paddling pool and i made dinner helped move things along. First up I got all of the first highlights done on the blue armour;

After finishing the Alaitoc Blue I got the Hoeth Blue out for the second highlight. I was going to concentrate these on the corners, but it seemed too subtle. I wanted them to have an almost glow to them so went full length edge highlight. I might go back with a third highlight on the Librarian and Captain.

Then I put Darkest Hour on for a bit of Churchill witty retort and tidied up the Khorne Red.

They do look much more spiffy now their Red has some colour back. I’ll throw a couple of highlights on the red next session then it’ll be a few highlights of their little bits of black. And maybe the black stripes within stripes! Bases always seem to take me ages, so that’s a bit of a worry time wise. Oh and as the movie had 10mins left when I’d done the red, the Libby’s bonnet got its enchanted blue tidied up. I forgot pics of that so you’ll have to take my word for it that the blue looks better now it has some Nuln oil in the recesses!

That’s it for tonight, I now need to extract a tooth from underneath my daughters pilllow without being caught again... third time lucky right?

Thanks for looking!

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The red is nice! Really coming along, those termies

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These guys are going to be fabulous. I really appreciate the love you are giving these classics.

Tooth Fairy could always suggest a receptacle (modestly priced, of course) placed on a shelf or desk for the tooth rather than the traditional under-pillow deposit. Makes it easier for clumsy would-be teeth-mongers. Like me.
   
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MegaDave wrote:The red is nice! Really coming along, those termies

Cheers MegaDave, you gotta love a bit of Khorne Red!
youwashock wrote:These guys are going to be fabulous. I really appreciate the love you are giving these classics.

Tooth Fairy could always suggest a receptacle (modestly priced, of course) placed on a shelf or desk for the tooth rather than the traditional under-pillow deposit. Makes it easier for clumsy would-be teeth-mongers. Like me.

I hope so, as the minis that first inspired my love of the hobby I’m happy to be able to finally do them a bit of justice. As opposed to globbing on inch thick paint!

Sadly, but appropriately enough given I’m painting Crimson Fists, I was caught red handed. Thankfully her excitement at keeping the magic alive for her little sister allowed her to pull through the disappointment. She’s also hoping that I made my move too soon and the real tooth fairy will come next time. Oh the innocence of youth!

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Termies looking better in every update (which is probably your intent anayway ), excited to see them with their arms on.

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