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Ghaz is looking marvelous already, really excited what weathering will do to finish the amazing paintjob!
   
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Finland, Espoo

Looking so tasty already!
This might definitely be one of your best work, like you said yourself. Can't wait to see him after the final touches.

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Whoo, two weeks have whizzed by! I went back to work after my last post and didn't have any time for painting during the week. This week has been the fall break, so I've had some time to paint. Not much, but just enough to finish a model...

Olthannon wrote:Congratulations on the newborn! Hope the first month has gone well!
Ghaz is looking fantastic, love that orange colour on the armour, nice edge highlights too.

Thank you very much Olthannon, and welcome to the plog! The first month (and a half now) have gone well. The boy wants to be carried around all the time during the day, but for most nights he's let us sleep comparatively well!
gobert wrote: I think you’re right, Ghaz promises to be your best mini yet. That must the joy of parenthood for you . The crispness of the highlights and smooth blends are certainly white dwarf worthy, get submitting him to Warhammer community!

Hehe! That might be it! Cheers gobert! Yeah, I've been thinking about submitting some of my photos to White Dwarf, this might be the time!
Viterbi wrote:Ghaz is looking marvelous already, really excited what weathering will do to finish the amazing paintjob!

Much appreciated Viterbi!
Ezki wrote:Looking so tasty already!
This might definitely be one of your best work, like you said yourself. Can't wait to see him after the final touches.

Thanks a lot Ezki! There were quite a lot of "final touches", but I got him finished in the end!

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WAAAAGH! I've finished my Ghazghkull, appropriately for Orktober! If I'm only going to finish one model this month, I can think of no better one than him. I got the model as a birthday present from my wife and started working on him in June. So yeah, it took quite a while to finish (to be fair, there were a couple of other models in between, as well as some other distractions), but I couldn't be much happier with the finished model! I think it might be my best work yet!



There were quite a lot of firsts and otherwise experimenting with this model. The biggest one was the black armor with multiple edge highlights, but using glazes to alter colors for fades and weathering were pretty new to me, as were the subtle OSL effects. Not to mention that this was the first model to be completed after the birth of my son!



For the color scheme I tried to replicate the studio scheme. As Ghazghkull is a legendary Goff character I wanted him to keep the black armor, but I also wanted him to tie in with my "orange orks". That's why I replaced the red accent color for orange on my model. I also used the same recipes that I'd used on the boyz for the skin, cloth, leather, and of course the wasteland base.



For the black armor and the metal bits I followed the recipes from "Painting Ghazghkull" article found in White Dwarf #453. That involved some paint mixing (purple-ish highlights for the armor and a brownish basecoat for metals), which was interesting and not all that scary in the end. Just for the convenience though, I'll probably be using paints straight from the bottle for my future black armor highlighting needs. But yeah, I'm loving the final result! While painting, I thought that the highlights on black looked a bit too much like TRON, but when the model's all together the armor looks black as it should. The highlights are a bit too chunky in places, but I'll improve my highlighting game with future models!



The orange presented me with a peculiar challenge that I hadn't really noticed before: orange is a color that doesn't have a lot of tonal range. There is no dark orange like there is dark red, for example. Dark orange is brown! In the 'Eavy Metal version the power klaw (and the glyphs) are dark red, but I didn't want mine to be brown. I had to leave these bits more vibrant so that they would read as orange, so in that way the studio model is stronger compositionally, but I did try to punch the highlights on the iron gob so that they would draw the eye towards the face.


Ghazghkull towering over the boyz.

Weathering was done by glazing various brown tones on the crevasses and the lower parts of the armor plates. Scratches were painted pretty much only on the freehand patterns, otherwise I ended up relying on the modelled damage. I considered doing some sponge weathering as well, but in the end I left it out. Mostly because I thought the model looked great already but I was also feeling a bit of painting fatigue.


A lone Space Wolf about to be pooped on.

There are still quite a number of things that I could improve or add to the model, but I'm calling it done. Seriously, I think the more time I spend painting a model, the more I notice places where I could do better if I spent the time! My original goal was to give this centerpiece model the paintjob it deserves, but it's not a competition piece so I'm not sweating over every tiny detail. I'm super happy with how it came out and proud to have painted such a big, initially very intimidating model! Next up, something much smaller!

Last but not least, I'm one square closer to scoring that elusive bingo. Ghazghkull qualifies as a monster, which means that I only have to build a piece of scenery before the end of the year! I've been thinking about going into build mode for a bit now that I've finished a major painting project, so maybe I'll have a simple piece of scenery in my hands before too long!
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And oh yeah! I updated the orruk in my avatar to this more recent ork! And found out how to change my "rank" to something other than "Regular Dakkanaut"

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Lovely work - well done!

   
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Sweet Ghaz! He’s a corker! Definitely your best work to date, it’s not possible to spot a flaw (other than Makari being missing, though I see he was nearby at some point ). The fade on the orange/black checks is just lovely, using that technique could give you more tonal range for the shades/highlight in future imho. The glow on the light on his backpack is amazing, it has a real energy about it. We look forward to seeing what scratch-built terrain you come up with to finish that bingo

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Honestly awe-inspiring

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It's the Great Ork King umie smasher Charlie Brownpants .

He looks great. Awesome work my friend.

Sadly my work blocks the images, and I only get to see him on my phone's tiny screen.

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

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Ghazzy looks absolutely bloody wonderful! A triumph, and awesome that the colour scheme translated over so well

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Now that's a great finishing job on Ghaz. Love the freehand graffiti on the pillar behind him And the detail on the space marine helmet lenses are mental for base decoration
   
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Thank you so much everyone for the kind comments! Once again you've made my day!

Arakasi wrote:Lovely work - well done!

Cheers Arakasi!
gobert wrote:Sweet Ghaz! He’s a corker! Definitely your best work to date, it’s not possible to spot a flaw (other than Makari being missing, though I see he was nearby at some point ). The fade on the orange/black checks is just lovely, using that technique could give you more tonal range for the shades/highlight in future imho. The glow on the light on his backpack is amazing, it has a real energy about it. We look forward to seeing what scratch-built terrain you come up with to finish that bingo

Thank you so much gobert! Yeah, Makari is still in the to-do pile, but at least he's primed so there's a chance that he'll show up before too long. He should be a lot quicker to paint than Ghaz, that's for sure! I like the OSL effect on the backpack too, but that might've been just beginners luck. The lights on the gob are not as successful (not as visible either..). Haven't started on the terrain yet, but I've got some ideas. Whatever it'll be though, it's going to be a small scale project.
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Honestly awe-inspiring

Many thanks Gwyn!
Theophony wrote:It's the Great Ork King umie smasher Charlie Brownpants .
He looks great. Awesome work my friend.
Sadly my work blocks the images, and I only get to see him on my phone's tiny screen.

Thanks Theo! Heh, at least the pictures should be sharper! Everything looks good shrunken down!
IGtR= wrote:Ghazzy looks absolutely bloody wonderful! A triumph, and awesome that the colour scheme translated over so well
Thanks for sharing

My pleasure! Yeah, I guess the color swap was a success!
Viterbi wrote:Now that's a great finishing job on Ghaz. Love the freehand graffiti on the pillar behind him And the detail on the space marine helmet lenses are mental for base decoration

Much appreciated Viterbi! The pillar looked so bland before the graffiti, I decided to try my hand at tagging. Tried to do the classic(?) "Kilroy was here" with the picture and all, just with Makari. Of course, as I didn't look at the Makari model before starting, I forgot that he has horns in his helmet Oh well.. And the original idea for the helmet lenses was to have them dark ("lights out"), but they looked unfinished with just a dark blue basecoat. Honestly, the highlights took just a minute!

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A week ago I started building some models, and continued working on them this last weekend. It seems my hobbytime is now limited to a couple of hours in the weekends, so progress is slow. But yeah, some classic WFB/AoS models and a trio of Imperial cultists / Cawdor gangers.

First the Wightking and the Cairn Wraith. The Wraith is built as per instructions, it's a brilliant model as is. The king is reposed a bit, I tried to replicate Maxime Corbeil's take on the model. I don't think I quite succeeded, but it's fine. I've been thinking about trying a "blanchitsu" paintjob on these models, but that might be a while off, as the weather's getting colder here and after the move I don't have a garage to do indoor priming anymore.



Then the Cawdor models. The ones on the left and right have minor conversions, I think they're very good models out of the box. On the one on the left, I changed the flail for a Chainrasp sword, and for the one on the right I tried to sculpt a flaming rag on the bottle for a more classic Molotov cocktail look. I'll see if I can make it look like something with paint

The guy in the middle is a bit more involved: I swapped the flamer for a revolver and the head is from the Flagellant kit (superb heads and some nice accessories in there, even if the rest of the kit is shoving its age). I kitbashed / scratchbuilt the banner, and while there are some problems, I'm pretty happy with it.


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Ooooh, interested to see where you go with both of these. My pile of shame has both sets of models!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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The Undead ones are really fun to paint, I did the Cairn Wraith last year for my Warcry Nighthaunts and painted the skellie for my friend who uses him as a vampire in our Mordheim games. Should be fun to see what you will do with those!
   
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Australia

How did I miss Ghazkul's grand reveal?! He looks amazing and I 100% agree with gobert, get those pictures in the mail to GW, you'll be on the front page of Warhammer Community in no time. Love the graffiti on the base and the whole colour choice works so well with the light base and dark armour *chefs kiss*. And the fade with the checkers on the power claw, so so good.

Look forward to seeing your terrain and those undead minis coming together.

 
   
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IGtR= wrote:Ooooh, interested to see where you go with both of these. My pile of shame has both sets of models!
Thanks for sharing

No problem! I'd wager that these guys have been pretty popular, and hence can be found in many of the piles!
Viterbi wrote:The Undead ones are really fun to paint, I did the Cairn Wraith last year for my Warcry Nighthaunts and painted the skellie for my friend who uses him as a vampire in our Mordheim games. Should be fun to see what you will do with those!

Cheers! Yeah, I remember seeing your Wightking! It reminded me of how cool this model was and was almost enough to dig mine out of "the pile"
zahnib wrote:How did I miss Ghazkul's grand reveal?! He looks amazing and I 100% agree with gobert, get those pictures in the mail to GW, you'll be on the front page of Warhammer Community in no time. Love the graffiti on the base and the whole colour choice works so well with the light base and dark armour *chefs kiss*. And the fade with the checkers on the power claw, so so good.
Look forward to seeing your terrain and those undead minis coming together.

Thanks for the high praise! No worries, the plog's still here I haven't had much time lately for writing or reading others' plogs, let alone painting. Yeah, I still haven't sent any photos to WarCom, but maybe now's the time as I have Ghaz's little buddy painted as well! Getting featured in White Dwarf would be a dream fulfilled, but there's no chance of it happening before I send them some pics!

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It has been a while! After Ghazghkull I had an urge to build something (more on that soon, I hope), but it also made me want to paint all kinds of models. Painting time being at a premium these days, I decided to work on something small so that I'd have a chance to finish before the holidays. It started to look like this would be a close one, but I got Makari finished!



I think I started working on him around a month ago, but only got to work on him during some weekends. Still, I've put at least five hours of work on him, which is probably more than a model of this size should take. I enjoyed every bit of the occasional hobby getaway, however, and am very happy with the end result!



As with Ghazghkull, I followed the studio scheme pretty closely, just replacing red with orange. The one notable omission are the white dags on the banner flaps. I left them out partly as it cut down the painting time (though not by much, I reckon), but mostly because I don't like them that much. For pretty much the same reason I changed the yellow glyph a bit: I didn't like the tiny black-and-white dags, so I used a "bad" glyph transfer instead. The rest of the glyphs are also transfers; I thought about freehanding them, but transfers were the faster option.


Makari with my old metal grot. The proportions of these guys have changed!

I used quite a bit of glazing on the model, much like with Ghaz. The big horns are based with silver and colored with Nazdreg Yellow and Guilliman Flesh. The white skull is glazed with Basilicanum Grey and the bone with Snakebite Leather. I even used some OOP Bloodletter for Makari's nose!



I'm using Makari to claim a cheeky square on the bingo card: paint a unit with unique markings to be your general's retinue. I suspect this isn't quite what the original intention of the square was, but I'm saying it counts! I tried to mirror some of the color scheme elements on Ghaz to Makari, such as the orange to black gradient, orange teef and white skull, yellowish bone and the use of blue as a very tiny accent color. Of course, much of it is down to following the studio schemes, but when the end result works, it works! Honestly, painting Ghazghkull and Makari has been a superb exercise both for learning painting techniques and color composition.
Spoiler:

I think this was good practice for the eventual Zarbag's Gitz (or Rippa's Snarlfangs), but as much as I'd like to start painting them they're yet unprimed and I don't know if I'll be able to spray them before spring. Of course, it's not like I'm running out of things to paint! I think I've got a couple dozen models in various stages of completion, so with the hobby time I manage these days, I'm probably set for next year as well

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Makari is looking just as good a Ghaz! I’m not sure where you’ll be spending 5 hours on him as he already looks way beyond my standard! Each time I look at either of them I see something new to admire. Speaking of which I see you’ve changed your Orkish eye colour from red to yellow, looks good

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 gobert wrote:
Makari is looking just as good a Ghaz! I’m not sure where you’ll be spending 5 hours on him as he already looks way beyond my standard! Each time I look at either of them I see something new to admire. Speaking of which I see you’ve changed your Orkish eye colour from red to yellow, looks good

Much appreciated gobert! Based on your comment about finding new details, I take it that I've achieved the "display" quality level that I was aiming for And whoops, I had phrased the sentence about time spent on Makari wrong, I meant that I've put at least five hours on him, not that there's still painting to be done. The base rim's painted black, so that's a finished model
Regarding the eye color, that old grot is actually my only ork model with red eyes (disregarding the ones painted in my teens..). I borrowed the yellow eyes from the same source as the pale green skin and orange armor, Amy Snuggs. I also like the look, somehow fits better than red on this skin tone. Though it might not be a fair comparison, as if I recall correctly, the red eyes on the grot are only single paint, no highlight of any kind.

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Finland, Espoo

You know it's not cool to take the box art / studio picture and post it in your own plog right?

Jokes aside, really good work!
From the weathering on the banner to the reddish nose tip, top notch!




   
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The red noses are what takes it from "that's really good" to "this is canon what Makari looks like now."

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Ezki wrote:You know it's not cool to take the box art / studio picture and post it in your own plog right?
Jokes aside, really good work!
From the weathering on the banner to the reddish nose tip, top notch!

Haha! Well what if you slightly adjust some of the colors in post processing? That's fine right?
Much appreciated Ezki!
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:The red noses are what takes it from "that's really good" to "this is canon what Makari looks like now."

As far as I know, grots and other goblins are supposed to have red noses Thank you very much Gwyn!

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Stunning work on Ghazghkull mcmattila - I must admit I'm not a fan of the new model, but I'm beginning to see the appeal with your paintjob. Makari looks great too (and you're correct - grots always have red noses, it's from Orks grabbing them by the nose and shaking them around).

Looking forward to your take on the Imperial cultists and Cawdor. The Cawdor gangsters are some of the best sculpts GW's put out in a while IMO, a suitably grimy paintjob will look fantastic.

 
   
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 Thumpingbear wrote:
Stunning work on Ghazghkull mcmattila - I must admit I'm not a fan of the new model, but I'm beginning to see the appeal with your paintjob. Makari looks great too (and you're correct - grots always have red noses, it's from Orks grabbing them by the nose and shaking them around).

Looking forward to your take on the Imperial cultists and Cawdor. The Cawdor gangsters are some of the best sculpts GW's put out in a while IMO, a suitably grimy paintjob will look fantastic.

Much appreciated Thumpingbear, and welcome to the plog! Yeah, when I first saw Ghaz's new sculpt I wasn't enamoured either, but this alternate pose made me appreciate it a whole lot more, and after painting it I love it! I might still prefer the previous pose, but the model is so tiny..

I agree with you on the Cawdor, great all-purpose models.

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Happy holidays everyone, hope you had an enjoyable Christmas! Today I've got something a little different to show you. It's not a finished model, that's for sure, but a piece of terrain! It's basically my first try at scratch built scenery, and I went with the most classic of subjects - a corner piece of a ruined building.



I'm a sucker for good DIY-scenery, but haven't really tried doing it except for a couple of very humble attempts in my teens. Of course, me being primarily a painter, I don't have much use for scenery, at least for gaming purposes. Display boards, dioramas/vignettes or photography backdrops would be really cool however, so I thought I'd see what scratch-building was like.

As you can see, I decided to start my terrain-making journey with a staple of scratch-builds, the ruined corner piece. I'm not super happy with the result, but that's fine as first and foremost this was an opportunity to try out different materials and see what they're like to work with. For the building I used XPVC sheets for the walls and the tiling, cork for the floor bases and some ABS pipes and paperclips for detailing. Greenstuffworld putty was used for some gap filling. The base was made out of foam board, some sort of wall filler and sand.



Trying out all the materials was an educating experience: if/when I make more buildings like this, I'll probably use foam board for the building and XPVC for the base. XPVC doesn't warp and it's great for making bullet holes and such details, but it's too hard to cut the main shapes. That being said, making tiles from it was great and I'll be using it for basing in the future, instead of ABS plastic sheets!

I wasn't too happy with the GSW putty, I felt it dried way too quickly. I don't know if Tamiya or any of the other alternatives work any different, but I might try another one some day.  The wall filler I used to smooth the base on the other hand worked pretty well - it's super light, didn't shrink and dried quickly (but not too quickly). It was pretty expensive though, at least if I don't end up using the rest of the jar...



So yeah, not a complete success, but I think I learned a lot. I also feel like the build is missing some crucial elements, mainly heaps of rubble and broken tiles around the base of the building, but it's finished for now. I can always come back to it later, but if I'm being honest, I'm not sure if this model is ever getting painted..

But again, it's all fine, since the second reason for building this piece was to score one more square on the hobby bingo ("scratch-build a piece of scenery"). Even if the build is not a triumph it counts, and the square doesn't say anything about painting! With that, I've finally scored a bingo! This is the third year I've attempted it, so it took some time, but it's done now. Let's see if I can repeat the feat next year!
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Congrats on getting the Bingo! A corner ruin is a classic, like you say a bit more rubble and it’ll look the part. Hopefully you do get around to painting it, pics with scenery always add a little extra imho. Hope you had a good first Christmas with mini-matilla

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Finland, Espoo

Great work on the terrain piece! Certainly a lot better than my first attempts. Or even some of my more recent ones
And congrats on getting a Bingo!

You should definitely paint it, especially it being your "first" terrain piece (disregarding the earlier attempts in your teens).
When I build terrain, I always feel it looks dull or "off" before slapping some paint on it. When it's covered in appropriate color, the elements get magically pulled together.
Even if it's just a quick coat of dry brushed grey on top of a black primer.

Happy New Year!

   
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That scratchbuild is looking great, can't wait for paint on it!
   
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gobert wrote:Congrats on getting the Bingo! A corner ruin is a classic, like you say a bit more rubble and it’ll look the part. Hopefully you do get around to painting it, pics with scenery always add a little extra imho. Hope you had a good first Christmas with mini-matilla

Cheers! Yeah, pics with scenery are really cool. Hopefully some day I'll have some sort of scenery set or a couple to take pictures in. The holidays have been very enjoyable! We spent the Christmas at our relatives, and noticed that mini-mattila was a bit restless there. Nothing too bad, but getting to sleep took a little more time than at home.
Ezki wrote:Great work on the terrain piece! Certainly a lot better than my first attempts. Or even some of my more recent ones
And congrats on getting a Bingo!
You should definitely paint it, especially it being your "first" terrain piece (disregarding the earlier attempts in your teens).
When I build terrain, I always feel it looks dull or "off" before slapping some paint on it. When it's covered in appropriate color, the elements get magically pulled together.
Even if it's just a quick coat of dry brushed grey on top of a black primer.
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you too! Yeah, paint has a way of tying things together! And painting a piece of terrain would certainly be a new experience, so I'll probably get to it at some point. Probably in the summer, when I (hopefully) have a little more time and can use spray cans again. I'll also have to get some cheaper paints than the Citadel pots
Viterbi wrote:That scratchbuild is looking great, can't wait for paint on it!

Much appreciated! Most likely won't be any time soon, but hopefully this year!

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That's another year done and dusted. This one felt like it whizzed by very quickly, a lot happened but unfortunately not many minis got finished... Still, some progress was definitely made on the painting front: here's my 2021 output.



-AR Standard Bearer
-AR Vox-caster
-SCE Prosecutors (3 models)
-Necron Warriors and Scarabs (13 models)
-Necron Plasmancer and more Scarabs (4 models)
-Space Wolf Grey Hunter
-Ghazghkull Thraka
-Makari

Seems like I was pretty firmly in the 40k side of the hobby... That's 25 models for the year, and while that's not a lot by most standards, I'm once again super happy with how they came out. Well, the Prosecutors are a bit "meh", but they're done! I painted my best model so far (Ghazghkull), started yet another collection and practiced new things like OSL and power weapons.

Looking back at the previous wrap-up post, it seems I achieved what I set out to do, that is finishing some Astra Rodentia and working on the Indomitus box. Of course, that was pretty much it. Whereas in 2020 I added something to pretty much all of my collections, now only my Orks, Stormcasts and space rats got new models, in addition to the new collection of Necrons.

This was also the year that I scored a bingo on the hobby bingo card! Kind of ironic as the model count was lower than ever, but I guess it shows that I focused a bit more. I'll continue playing the hobby bingo with a fresh card in 2022 and trying my best to score another five across.

(the card was show in the previous post, but here it is again for completeness-sake, and without the spoiler-tags)


I'm not going to set any hobby resolutions for 2022, as I know myself and my painting speed. Not to mention minimattila's around now (26th mini of the year?), so trying to maintain any sort of painting discipline is pretty much off the table Right now I feel like I'd like to paint more greenskins and finally start that Black Templar collection. Going back to the Imperial Cult would be nice as well and maybe painting another Underworlds warband for a change... Oh my, there are still so many cool projects to choose from!

Well, better get on with it then! Have a great 2022, hobby- and otherwise, and a big thank you to everyone who takes a look at this plog every now and then!


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I think you can count mini-matilla in your efforts for the year! A great collection of amazingly well painted minis, and looking back at the previous post too I’d say there’s been progress on what was already a high standard! Happy New Year!

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Great shot of the minis, every one wouldn't feel amiss on the White Dwarf painting pages. Great quality and excited for new stuff in 2022!
   
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gobert wrote:I think you can count mini-matilla in your efforts for the year! A great collection of amazingly well painted minis, and looking back at the previous post too I’d say there’s been progress on what was already a high standard! Happy New Year!

Much appreciated gobert! Happy New Year to you too!
Viterbi wrote:Great shot of the minis, every one wouldn't feel amiss on the White Dwarf painting pages. Great quality and excited for new stuff in 2022!

Cheers! Yeah, I guess I should make 2022 the year that I finally shoot an e-mail to WarCom and hope to see some of mine in WD.

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I had some time to paint during the holidays, and managed to finish five more Necrons. These guys narrowly missed the New Year’s Eve deadline to be counted for last year’s minis, but now they provided a great start for my hobby year 2022!



Not much to say about the painting that I haven’t said in the previous Necron posts. The painting felt quicker than with the last squad, which of course was welcome. When I compared these new ones to the previous squad, the paintjobs are pretty much indistinguishable from each other, apart from the OSL effects. On this new batch the light is brighter, less saturated. I think I had a better idea about what to do now than before, and went a little easier with adding red. I still have ways to go with OSL, but I think I’m going in the right direction.



Hopefully I’ll make short work of the remaining five warriors too, though I’m taking a quick(-ish) detour to work on something else before returning to the robot skellingtons.

Sadly no bingo square with this lot – yet. I’ll claim one when I finish the other half of the squad.

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Happy New Year mcmatilla! I hope you and the family all had an enjoyable festive season

Makari is the cherry on the Ghazghkull cake. The creamy smooth blends on the banner and horns are ace. Nice to see all your models for the year in one place, as Viterbi said they would look right at home in the pages of a White Dwarf.

That scratch built ruined corner looks great as well. I second Ezki, I think a coat of primer would tie it all together and you'd be more on board with giving it a lick of paint.

The Necrons are a strong start to the year, you've got a really nice scheme for them. Look forward to seeing what you get up to for 2022

 
   
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 zahnib wrote:
Happy New Year mcmatilla! I hope you and the family all had an enjoyable festive season
Makari is the cherry on the Ghazghkull cake. The creamy smooth blends on the banner and horns are ace. Nice to see all your models for the year in one place, as Viterbi said they would look right at home in the pages of a White Dwarf.
That scratch built ruined corner looks great as well. I second Ezki, I think a coat of primer would tie it all together and you'd be more on board with giving it a lick of paint.
The Necrons are a strong start to the year, you've got a really nice scheme for them. Look forward to seeing what you get up to for 2022

Thanks a lot zahnib! The season was well enjoyed!
Makari was a really fun little model to paint. And I might be able to return to the small greenskins sooner than I thought! I just noticed that the Zarbags Gitz have been primed after all! So starting to paint them before the summer is possible..
Heh, everyone has told me to get some paint on the ruin. Will do, eventually.
Yeah, starting the year with a bang with those warriors felt good. I love Trovarion's scheme, and it's not at all difficult to paint either. I've now started working on the next batch, so hopefully get to show them before too long.

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After finishing the last five Necrons, I still had a couple of free days before work started. I wanted to work on something that I could most likely get done quickly, and picked up the Shadow Piercer. She took me about a week longer to paint than I'd have hoped, but she's finished now.



Painting the figure was pretty fun, and largely similar affair to the last two Cabal models. In some ways I still think that the first Cabalist I painted is still the best one, probably due to overall contrast, but I tried to push it here with the clothes and think that the result is pretty good. I've improved in painting skin, ironically by reducing contrast there! I even added some light blue to the eye lids and lower parts of the severed head, which I think was successful. Some pink tones could work well to make the (Cabalist's) skin more interesting, but I have wanted to paint this warband mainly in cold tones. Who knows, maybe I'll change my mind in the future and come back to experiment with these models...



Speaking of keeping the color palette in the blues and blacks, I made a little concession with the Blood for the Blood God. I pretty much had to add it to the trophy head and its sculpted blood drips. I debated on whether to add it to the sword as well, but it seemed appropriate in the end. The additional spot color also works to differentiate the Shadow Piercer as the leader of the Cabal.

In addition to the blood, the other new feature on this model compared to the two previous ones is her armor. This presented me with another dilemma - in the studio version gold is used to separate elements. I was very close to caving in and painting the armor trims and the beak gold, but I think I got just enough contrast in there to make the model not look boring.



For a minute I was worried that I wouldn't be able to claim any bingo squares with this model. And then I realized that yes, this model too has been in my to-do pile, and even started for more than a year. That's my hobby bingo card started for the year 2022!
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