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A great start to the year Mcmatilla, the Cabal and Necrons are fantastic schemes. He does look incredibly cold though

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Very nice crow gal...
I'm getting tempted to pick up some of them for myself now, reckon she'd make a great Escher...

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Finland, Espoo

Congrats on snatching a square on the bingo table!

A great first mini of the year. There is just so much to look at, and you pulled the dark theme well.


   
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Nice job on the Crow Woman, some of those Warcry minis are really nifty!

   
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Glad to hear the holidays were well enjoyed And glad to hear more grots are on the way!
Look forward to seeing those ruins painted and maybe some more added Though a bit of a different flavour, Thumpingbear's P&M blog has some very inspirational stuff on there ruins-wise.

Nice job on the Shadow Piercer! That spot of blood works really well as you've said and the touch of blue under the eyes of the severed head adds a very 'dead' vibe to it. And you've managed to knock out a Bingo square

 
   
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Love the Shadow Piercer, good to see more from the warband coming along. And while I'm happy with my speedpainted Cabalists, it's always great to see what they could look like, when someone with patience and care paints them
   
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gobert wrote:A great start to the year Mcmatilla, the Cabal and Necrons are fantastic schemes. He does look incredibly cold though

Cheers! Target achieved then!
Guardling wrote:Very nice crow gal...
I'm getting tempted to pick up some of them for myself now, reckon she'd make a great Escher...

Thank you! Yeah, now that you mentioned it I agree, they'd make probably make great Eschers with some head and weapon swaps. Then just paint those feathers in some outrageous colors! There's four female models in the Cabal box.
Ezki wrote:Congrats on snatching a square on the bingo table!
A great first mini of the year. There is just so much to look at, and you pulled the dark theme well.

Much obliged Ezki! Yeah, it's a pretty busy model. Almost too much going on, but I think it works alright as a whole. Though I'm pretty excited to paint more of the rank-and-file cabalists at some point, should be a a lot quicker to paint!
aku-chan wrote:Nice job on the Crow Woman, some of those Warcry minis are really nifty!

Thank you! Yeah, it's a great kit, lots of cool poses and I like the bird aesthetic. Only one model I don't really like (the other Spire Stalker), but maybe I'll change my mind when I start working on her.
zahnib wrote:Glad to hear the holidays were well enjoyed And glad to hear more grots are on the way!
Look forward to seeing those ruins painted and maybe some more added Though a bit of a different flavour, Thumpingbear's P&M blog has some very inspirational stuff on there ruins-wise.
Nice job on the Shadow Piercer! That spot of blood works really well as you've said and the touch of blue under the eyes of the severed head adds a very 'dead' vibe to it. And you've managed to knock out a Bingo square

Many thanks zahnib! Oh yes, Thumpingbear's Mordheim builds are awe-inspiring! I'd like to try something like that with XPS foam in the future, but I feel like I want to have a hotwire cutter before that. Hobby time being as limited as it is nowadays, it's not realistic, but some day!
Viterbi wrote:Love the Shadow Piercer, good to see more from the warband coming along. And while I'm happy with my speedpainted Cabalists, it's always great to see what they could look like, when someone with patience and care paints them

Much appreciated Viterbi! Ironically, my first cabalist was also started as a "speedpaint", but it seems I'm incapable of doing that.. Of course, my goal isn't to have painted models on the table, but to fill my cabinet with something to look at. Might take me years to finish a warband , but the time taken is a secondary concern to me.

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A couple of WIP pics for a change. I've been painting my last five Necron Warriors, and they're coming along nicely. I still have to do the silver highlights and the OSL, and dust the feet of the models. Not too much to do, but it's still a few hours of work. If I can manage roughly the same amount of painting time next week as I did this week, I should be able to finish them.



Still, last night I made a little detour from painting the Warriors. I had just finished the cream highlights and didn't feel like starting with the steel, but wanted to paint for a bit anyways. I thought that painting some red robes would be a quick, stress-free project, so I picked up the Imperial Cultist (/Cawdor) with heavy stubber and slapped on some red. The recipe is almost the same as with the last two preachers, but I used a green wash instead of a purple one. I'll probably fiddle with it some more, but the red's mostly done now. Have to start basecoating the other areas next so that I'll see how the color scheme works. There's a whole lot of different cloth and straps and ropes and other details on these models! It's a bit intimidating right now, but I think I'll start to make sense of it when I get some paint on model.


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Loving your Necrons, such a great scheme. The green wash on the red seems to have worked well too

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Necrons are turning up very well.

I quite like the tone of red on the robes with the green wash!
Will have to experiment with it as well.

   
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Those Necrons look really good as is. I look forward to seeing the finishing touches on them.

   
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As always Necrons are looking ace. And that ganger is looking real nice! I’m a big fan of the textured look you do on your cloth

 
   
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gobert wrote:Loving your Necrons, such a great scheme. The green wash on the red seems to have worked well too

Thank you very much! Yeah, the green wash is interesting on red. I'll probably put some more on after painting the rest of the model a bit more.
Ezki wrote:Necrons are turning up very well.
I quite like the tone of red on the robes with the green wash!
Will have to experiment with it as well.

Cheers! As I said to gobert above, the green is interesting. You (/I) can't really see green there, but I suppose theoretically it should just desaturate the red. Of course, as these are acrylic paints and don't blend together as such, adding more should make the green more apparent.
Looking forward to your experiments!
ShadowsAndDust wrote:Those Necrons look really good as is. I look forward to seeing the finishing touches on them.

Much appreciated, and you're in luck. The Necrons are now finished and shown below! Welcome to the plog, ShadowsAndDust!
zahnib wrote:As always Necrons are looking ace. And that ganger is looking real nice! I’m a big fan of the textured look you do on your cloth

Thanks a lot! Yeah, I enjoy the textured cloth too. In my opinion it's easier to do than layering (it's just stippling) and adds so much visual interest to a model.

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In what feels like a record time for me these days, I've finished the five remaining Necron Warriors and hence completed the squad. Here's the lot with the accompanying Scarab Swarms:



The painting went pretty much as with the last batch. The OSL ended up a bit different from the previous ones (again), but I think it's the best one yet. This time I tried to be a bit more accurate, especially with the eyes, rather than flooding everything with the fluorescent paint. I think I'm slowly but surely getting a hang of how the paint behaves and when to thin it, when not to. I'm still not satisfied with the actual glow on the gun barrels. It's patchy and rough, which I believe comes from thinning the fluo paint (too much). I might have to try using regular acrylics, as they're more predictable and easier to glaze with.



While painting these models, I tried something new. Not with the actual painting but I tried out an app called Brushrage. It's designed to keep track of your painting projects, where you're going with each and how much time you've spent on them. It's got a bunch of other functions as well, but they're not currently of interest to me. Now, my reason for taking up the app wasn't to clock how much time it takes me to finish a certain mini, but to see how much painting time I actually manage these days. Quite a bit, as it turns out. I painted on nine days out of the last ten, around 30mins to an hour per day. Hopefully I can keep this up at least semi-consistently! And of course it was nice to see how long it took me to paint the Warriors too. I hadn't yet taken up the app when I started these guys, but clocked in just over seven hours on them. I'd estimate that ten hours should be enough for the whole project (after priming, at least), which means around two hours a model. Pretty much what I was expecting, and not bad at all!



I'll be taking a small break from Necrons now, as I've painted all the models that I built back at the start of 2021. I'll get on building the rest of the Indomitus force before too long, but again, as it's winter I'm not sure if I'll get to prime them for a few months.

Finally, as I said in my previous warrior post, now that the whole unit is finished I'm claiming a bingo square with it. "Paint a unit before using it on the battlefield" on this one.
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Your Necrons are a beauty to behold. Way more detailed than I like to put into my own models, but the results are stunning.

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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Great job on the Necrons, they’re stunning. I agree that their glow is the best yet. What square are you going for next?

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Great shot of the complete squad, they look very menacing and not as cartoony as with some other paint schemes. Well done!
   
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I love that weathered ribcage colour. They look great!

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Oof.. Once again, apologies for the embarrassingly late replies.

Theophony wrote:Your Necrons are a beauty to behold. Way more detailed than I like to put into my own models, but the results are stunning.

Many thanks Theo! I'm mainly painting models to sit in my display cabinet, so I don't mind taking some extra time to get those details in.
gobert wrote:Great job on the Necrons, they’re stunning. I agree that their glow is the best yet. What square are you going for next?

Cheers! Hmm.. I'm actually not sure about the square. Lately I've been uncharacteristically juggling a few projects at the same time, so I'm not sure which one of those will be finished first! Painting a model in an unusual color scheme or from a new faction might be coming up soonish..
Viterbi wrote:Great shot of the complete squad, they look very menacing and not as cartoony as with some other paint schemes. Well done!

Hehe! I seem to recall Trovarion, who came up with the scheme, later mentioned that they're a bit cartoony But I'm with you, compared to especially some of the official schemes they look more grim.
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:I love that weathered ribcage colour. They look great!

Much appreciated! Yeah, that cream works very well.

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Whoops! February went by without a single post. I haven't been completely idle on the hobby front however, as I've managed to finish a project that's sat on the to-do pile for years. Here are my Khorne Blood Warriors from the AoS starter set!



These guys have been built since 2018, and I laid down some basecoats in 2020, but only now mustered up the courage to properly start and finish painting them. That Chaos trim is notorious for discouraging painters and not without reason! I wouldn't say it was difficult to paint, just very time-consuming. All together, these five models took around 20 hours of painting time.

The Warriors continue my Khorne army project which started out as a "speedpainting" exercise, though I don't know if that was ever the right word. "Not-to-the-best-of-my-ability" would probably be more apt. Basically I painted the Reavers to GW's "battle-ready" standard and the rest of the models more or less "parade-ready". Heh, I don't even know if it would be possible to speedpaint the Warriors with all that trim!



So yeah, painting these guys was a bit of a slog. I'm happy enough with the end result, but getting there was a paint-by-numbers affair which got a bit dull at times. Painting the red was probably the most fun, as I tried some very simple volumetric highlighting and subtle gradients. The models would really benefit from from one final highlight on the red (and on black, too), and it wouldn't have taken much time either. I think I'll try that with the Lord of Khorne model first and, who knows, maybe I'll update these models and the rest of the army too.

Speaking of the Lord, it's the last model from the starter army, which means my Khornates are in the same state as my Stormcasts - only missing the Big Boss. Maybe by the time AoS 4.0 rolls out I'll be done with the first starter set


My AoS starter set so far

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Cool work mcmatilla, and don’t sweat the slow replies.. time flies when you’ve got a little one!

I know what you mean about these guys being a little daunting, but you’ve done a cracking job. That good trim must’ve been tiresome, but it looks great, even if it’s not to the best of your ability. I’ve seen a couple of these recently that are getting me tempted to paint up mine!

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 gobert wrote:
Cool work mcmatilla, and don’t sweat the slow replies.. time flies when you’ve got a little one!
I know what you mean about these guys being a little daunting, but you’ve done a cracking job. That good trim must’ve been tiresome, but it looks great, even if it’s not to the best of your ability. I’ve seen a couple of these recently that are getting me tempted to paint up mine!

Thanks for understanding! Yeah, between work and the baby, when I get my half-hour/hour of me-time I've most often wanted to spend it painting or modeling, and forum/blog interaction suffers. Still, can't help but feel a bit guilty not getting back at you guys when you take the time to comment and even ask questions. Not to mention commenting on your projects!

Oh, you've got these guys stashed away also? If you're feeling like a few hours of painting trim, go for it! Have you got a paint scheme in mind? I still have the Shadespire warband to paint at some point, I think I'm going to use some other scheme for them, just so that I don't have to use the less-than-ideal Balthasar Gold so much...

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A quick update and a WIP photo of what I'm currently working on:



I'm finally tackling painting the primaris Black Templar that I built in late 2020. Also my first primaris marine... I'm following Maxime Corbeil's guides and tutorials for the paint recipes. This has been fun to paint so far, and I'm pretty close to the finish line already. There's still a bunch of painting to be done and transfers to apply, but as the armor is (almost) finished, it feels like there's just some detail work left to do.

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Congrats on being nearly done with the first AoS starter! Looking at my 2nd edition one, I painted about 2 minis, 2 are primed and I sold the rest

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Oof! That Templar is looking splendid! The black is really crisply highlighted, but the yellow eyes are the standout for me. I’m yet to paint a Primaris, how are you finding the scale creep?

As for my Khorney boys, I’m thinking I’ll do them to match my Chaos Warriors; Metallic Purple and gold

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Viterbi wrote:Congrats on being nearly done with the first AoS starter! Looking at my 2nd edition one, I painted about 2 minis, 2 are primed and I sold the rest
Marine looks great, the highlighting is so crisp

Cheers! Heh, so you're almost finished with your box as well? Only two models left to paint!
gobert wrote:Oof! That Templar is looking splendid! The black is really crisply highlighted, but the yellow eyes are the standout for me. I’m yet to paint a Primaris, how are you finding the scale creep?
As for my Khorney boys, I’m thinking I’ll do them to match my Chaos Warriors; Metallic Purple and gold

Much appreciated! Yeah, I'm very happy with the eyes as well. I was surprised at how easily I was able to get them done.. Are the mk3 lenses bigger or somehow different from the mk7 ones? As for the scale creep, I don't mind at all. They might take slightly longer to paint, but at least I felt that these primaris models are easier to paint than the mini-marines. And of course they look more appropriately sized next to regular human models, so that's cool.
Oh yeah, I remember your Chaos boys! That "Emperor's Children-inspired" look should go well with the Blood Warriors, and be something a little different. Looking forward to them!

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The Templar is finished!



I started the hobby back in the WH40k 3rd edition days, and like countless others, was awed by John Blanche's Black Templar cover art. Even so, I didn't paint my first marines as Templars, and up until now that has continued.



The inspiration and the actual color guides for this model came from Maxime Corbeil (who in turn was inspired by Blanche). I've admired his BT army ever since seeing it in a White Dwarf (2017 Tale of Four Warlords), and dreamed of having models like that in my own collection. The black armor and all the edge-highlighting intimidated me for the longest time, but after I decided to just get on with it, I actually found it pretty fun. Highlighting the black armor took around two hours all together. Funnily enough, somehow I spent around 4,5 hours on the rest of the model, and one more on the base...



But even if I clocked in quite a number of hours on this lowly troop model, at no point did it feel like taking very long. Well, other than painting the shoulder pads white. That took quite many layers... Other than those, everything else was rather quick(ish) and enjoyable to paint. In the future I'll try to keep the pads separate and prime them white to speed up the process.


Now that's a properly sized marine!

More than anything, this model was a test piece. While I'm extremely happy with how it came out, I do see plenty of room for improvement. Mainly the (spot)highlight placement. I'll have to study mr. Corbeil's work a bit more before the next Templar. There will also be a more obvious change with the future models: I'll follow Maxime's guide for the bases as well, to get that classic orange-y dirt look (and hopefully a tad faster basing). This model was always going to join my Imperial Cult collection, and hence got the marble base.

I use this model to claim another square in the hobby bingo: paint a model in a color scheme you don't normally use. Now, as I said, I haven't previously painted any Black Templars, but even if the scheme was "black", I would be OK. Ghaz was black, sure, but one model doesn't yet mean "normally".
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Looking great! The blue highlights on the black armour look fantastic.

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Sweet paint job on the Templar! The highlights look pretty spot on to me and the Mk3 helmet suits the chapter really well. The size comparison with the priest is really cool, properly sized as you say! I think painting shoulder pads separately sounds like a winner to me

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 mcmattila wrote:
Viterbi wrote:Congrats on being nearly done with the first AoS starter! Looking at my 2nd edition one, I painted about 2 minis, 2 are primed and I sold the rest
Marine looks great, the highlighting is so crisp

Cheers! Heh, so you're almost finished with your box as well? Only two models left to paint!


That's technically correct - the best kind of correct

Love the side by side of the Templar and the old priest sculpt. Looks amazing and the chainsword connect both minis to the same universe.
   
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Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Looking great! The blue highlights on the black armour look fantastic.

Much appreciated! Yeah, blue is one of the nicest colors to highlight black with, gives such a clean, cold look to armor.
gobert wrote:Sweet paint job on the Templar! The highlights look pretty spot on to me and the Mk3 helmet suits the chapter really well. The size comparison with the priest is really cool, properly sized as you say! I think painting shoulder pads separately sounds like a winner to me

Thanks, glad to hear it!
Viterbi wrote:That's technically correct - the best kind of correct
Love the side by side of the Templar and the old priest sculpt. Looks amazing and the chainsword connect both minis to the same universe.

Hehe!
I also thought about the chainsaws. It's funny how they're pretty much the same size, but while the priest needs two hands to operate his, the giant Templar can use his single-handed.

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After painting the Black Templar I got the urge to paint some more Primaris. Luckily I had one started; he's now painted up in my Revelators color scheme.



This model was built at the same time as the Templar, and as discussed previously, he's converted a bit and is a mix of Firstborn and Primaris Marines. I'm very proud of the helmet modification, and now with paint on it you can actually tell what's going on.

As he's not a part of my existing army (of mini marines), I painted him a bit differently. I wanted to practice painting volumetric lighting rather than just edge highlighting everything once or twice. It took a bit of back and forth to get the shadows and highlights looking appropriate (ish), but I'm very happy with the result. My goal was to get the armor looking matt, not reflective with the extreme value contrasts of NMM. I think I managed to pull it off pretty nicely, and the gray armor reads more or less as Dawnstone, which was the target.



In addition to paying attention to the volumes, I tried a couple other new things as well. The first was a new recipe for the gold bits. It requires less paints, is more pleasant to paint and, with the additional contrast, looks better too. Needless to say, I'm very happy with the method and will be using it for all future Revelators. Previously I had been using Auric Armour Gold in the recipe, which is just a terrible color. I mean, is it just glitter in transparent medium? I think I can toss the pot now...

The other new thing was subtle weathering of the armor. I've noticed that I often go a bit overboard with weathering. Not necessarily in the sence that it would ruin the model or be unrealistic, just doing more than what I set out to do. This time I paid more attention to it, and again, think that I managed pretty well. There are areas that are really nice and some places that are not so good, but overall I like the effect.


Comparison of Revelators painted at different points during my hobby journey.

Huh... Now I feel like painting more Revelators. Funny how inspiration (/hobby-butterflying) works - it doesn't really matter what I paint, I end up wanting to paint more similar models. I even have a few Revelators models started ages ago that need finishing. But of course, for whatever reason I'll probably end up picking something different for my next project...

To finish off this post, I'll claim another bingo square with this model: "incorporate a technique you haven't mastered". Volumetric lighting and the weathering both count, as I've still got a looong way to go before I start to approach "mastery" in either.
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The keenly-eyed among you might notice there's another new filled square in the card. More on that later...

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I think the Volumetric lighting turned out really well. Now that I know what it is called, I may need to have another crack at it...

   
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Sweet work, the volumetric highlighting has come out really well. It certainly comes across as matte and looks very nicely weathered too. The visor on his lid is really cool as well

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Arakasi wrote:I think the Volumetric lighting turned out really well. Now that I know what it is called, I may need to have another crack at it...

Thanks! Yeah, go for it! Always nice to try something different. I enjoyed painting this model quite a lot, I think I'll try this painting style with some other scheme(s) as well before too long...
gobert wrote:Sweet work, the volumetric highlighting has come out really well. It certainly comes across as matte and looks very nicely weathered too. The visor on his lid is really cool as well

Much appreciated! All goals accomplished then!

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