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The termites are a triumph, gobert. Really first rate job.
I am ashamed to have abandoned mine in primer for so long, they deserve better.

   
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Very regal. Purple and gold are great together.
   
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All those tedious highlights on the terminators really paid off. I'll add my congratulations to the others - you deserve it!

I remember Boltgun Metal, specifically not liking how poorly it covered. Nowadays I use GW's Leadbelcher as a base for silver and then use brighter silvers, like GW's Stormhost Silver or Vallejo's variety of bright silver, to bring the color up to what I want. GW's Leadbelcher has such great coverage that I need only one layer of it before brightening it up. Same goes with GW's Retributor Armor for gold. One layer of that then I brighten it up.

   
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Nice to see the main colors blocked out, I really like this scheme. Bold livery, nice and heroic. Do these guys know their founding chapter?

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I like 'em! That's a really pretty looking purple too. Purple and gold always put me in mind of a bee theme for some reason. Hm... has anyone ever made a bee themed chapter?

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Those are definitely regal marines, you are off to a good start!
   
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The termites have come out great, nice highlighting on them.

Loving the look of the purple and gold , purple and yellow (gold) are my kids high school colors GO COUGARS!!!

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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 amazingturtles wrote:
I like 'em! That's a really pretty looking purple too. Purple and gold always put me in mind of a bee theme for some reason. Hm... has anyone ever made a bee themed chapter?


I didn't know how badly I needed to know the answer to the question until you asked it. Some quick googling reveals: yes!

In the 90s someone won the Design Your Own Chapter contest with their custom chapter, The Yellow Jackets, which became canon. Also there are the Mantis Warriors, who are mantises and not bees, but this looks pretty bee-ish to me:
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Ha, nice find! Yellow Jackets are an appropriately aggresive insect for space marines, but I now want to make a bumble bee themed chapter.

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theCrowe wrote:The termites are a triumph, gobert. Really first rate job.
I am ashamed to have abandoned mine in primer for so long, they deserve better.

Thanks theCrowe, they were pretty fun to do again after all these years! If you keep doing your amazing sculpts I’m sure the God Emperor will forgive you leaving his finest in their underwear so to speak!
youwashock wrote:Very regal. Purple and gold are great together.

Cheers, I think so too!
CaptainWaffle wrote:All those tedious highlights on the terminators really paid off. I'll add my congratulations to the others - you deserve it!

I remember Boltgun Metal, specifically not liking how poorly it covered. Nowadays I use GW's Leadbelcher as a base for silver and then use brighter silvers, like GW's Stormhost Silver or Vallejo's variety of bright silver, to bring the color up to what I want. GW's Leadbelcher has such great coverage that I need only one layer of it before brightening it up. Same goes with GW's Retributor Armor for gold. One layer of that then I brighten it up.

Thanks CaptainWaffle. Although the highlights took a while i find them quite relaxing to do. I really must switch out the boltgun metal, it’s just horrible, it gets too wet on the palette, but still dries out quickly! I just can’t win with it! If leadbelcher is as good as Retributor then I’m definitely switching!
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Nice to see the main colors blocked out, I really like this scheme. Bold livery, nice and heroic. Do these guys know their founding chapter?

Thanks Don Qui Hotep, I don’t think they know their founding chapter but their colour scheme is quite Emperors Children... Their 1st Company Terminators if (when) I get series 2 of Space Marine Heroes will black, kind of like the Sons of Horus’ 1st Company/Chapter. The Black will have purplish highlights along with gold trim as per my BSF Black Legion Marines. I like the idea of them falling from Grace. When I get the No Respite expansion for BSF, the plague marines will get a similar paint scheme I think. After the success of the stripe on my Terminators I think the Sgt will get one too. White usually looks cool for that, but I’m also tempted by black.
amazingturtles wrote:I like 'em! That's a really pretty looking purple too. Purple and gold always put me in mind of a bee theme for some reason. Hm... has anyone ever made a bee themed chapter?

Thanks amazingturtles, I’m glad you like them! As you might be able to tell, I too am fond of purple and gold! Though I’m not sure how you get to ned’s. But it’s great when others take an idea and run with it!
Viterbi wrote:Those are definitely regal marines, you are off to a good start!

Thanks Viterbi, I’m slowly beginning to realise that I might have marine ADHD though as I’ll soon have 4 different chapters of marines in my collection!
Theophony wrote:The termites have come out great, nice highlighting on them.

Loving the look of the purple and gold , purple and yellow (gold) are my kids high school colors GO COUGARS!!!

What’s with all the big references! autocorrect I guess! Thanks though Theo, the highlights have come out pretty much as bright as I’d hoped. I was thinking Wolves with my gold marines, but maybe cougars would be cool. How hard would a cougar be to freehand 8+ times?
Don Qui Hotep wrote:
 amazingturtles wrote:
I like 'em! That's a really pretty looking purple too. Purple and gold always put me in mind of a bee theme for some reason. Hm... has anyone ever made a bee themed chapter?


I didn't know how badly I needed to know the answer to the question until you asked it. Some quick googling reveals: yes!

In the 90s someone won the Design Your Own Chapter contest with their custom chapter, The Yellow Jackets, which became canon. Also there are the Mantis Warriors, who are mantises and not bees, but this looks pretty bee-ish to me:

amazingturtles wrote:Ha, nice find! Yellow Jackets are an appropriately aggresive insect for space marines, but I now want to make a bumble bee themed chapter.

Cool find Don, the Yellow Jackets look great! Mantis Warriros was a chapter I considered, but there are too many great versions out there that I wouldn’t be able to compete with.

I got a few hours painting in tonight and finished all of the blocking in of the main colours. The watery boltgun metal still dried out really quick but I got it done. Then I went for black for gun casings and pouches/holsters. Instead of being sensible and going to be I decided to give them an all over nuln oil wash

Nuln Oil really is fantastic, and even more so on these guys. I just flows so nicely in to their armour seams. Hopefully it dries nicely and I can bring back the retributor armour next.

Thanks for looking!

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Nice bit of progress. I know it is an if/when situation, but I like the sound of the SMH2 Terminators painted like your BSF Marines.
   
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Finland, Espoo

These are coming along nicely.

The finished terminators are pure gold! Nice contrast with the bases.
Pictures are looking good as well. You can see all the details really nicely.

What helped my with my DSLR camera, was the realization that I could utilize the exposure meter seen in the screen.
Now instead of taking 200-300 pictures with a dozen of decent ones, I can usually stick with 20-30 pics and pic the best ones.
Not sure what your camera is (or I have missed it if you mentioned it somewhere), but that meter can help a great deal when playing around with different shutter speeds and aperture values.


   
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youwashock wrote:Nice bit of progress. I know it is an if/when situation, but I like the sound of the SMH2 Terminators painted like your BSF Marines.

Yeah, I’ll be honest, it’s probably more of a when than an if! Damn this plastic crack!
Ezki wrote:These are coming along nicely.

The finished terminators are pure gold! Nice contrast with the bases.
Pictures are looking good as well. You can see all the details really nicely.

What helped my with my DSLR camera, was the realization that I could utilize the exposure meter seen in the screen.
Now instead of taking 200-300 pictures with a dozen of decent ones, I can usually stick with 20-30 pics and pic the best ones.
Not sure what your camera is (or I have missed it if you mentioned it somewhere), but that meter can help a great deal when playing around with different shutter speeds and aperture values.

Cheers Ezki, I’m dead chuffed how they turned out and their bases too!

My camera isn’t a full on DLSR, it’s an old Panasonic bridge camera (DMC-FZ8 I think). I haven’t spotted an exposure meter yet, but I’ll have a look next time I get it out. Hopefully it has one so I can reduce the number of very similar pictures to look through!

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 Theophony wrote:
The termites have come out great, nice highlighting on them.

Loving the look of the purple and gold , purple and yellow (gold) are my kids high school colors GO COUGARS!!!


That's funny, it also reminds me of Northwestern Wildcats.


I really like the look of Nuln over gold (wasn't that a Dire Straits album?), it's not a combination I've tried before.

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 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
That's funny, it also reminds me of Northwestern Wildcats.

I really like the look of Nuln over gold (wasn't that a Dire Straits album?), it's not a combination I've tried before.


Oooh, that’s a cool pinboard, there’s some cool logos there. I like the Kansas State University Purple Wild Cats logo, I wonder if I could freehand something like that? Without the TM obviously! I might need to dig out a few shoulder pads to give it a try. I wonder if black would work on the purple? That might stray away from the tenuous link to the Lunar Wolves though... hmmm decisions

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Howdy, I’m steadily making progress on my Series 1 Space Marine Heroes. 3 of them got a layer of Retributor Gold to bring back the bling after the Nuln Oil wash.

It strikes me how much crisper the details are on these compare to the Terminators I did before them. It makes it so much easier to pick out details.

In other news I’m struggling to resist buying more minis. I’ve been watching a load of RT marines on eBay, but I’ve set a limit per mini that’s on the cheaper side of what they go for. I'll keep watching as I want to paint some beakies in to match my Terminators. Simultaneously I’ve been waiting for No Respite and Deadly Alliance to both be in stock at the same time at my go to online store. So much for fighting the pile of shame!

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Shiny! More RT Crimson Fists sound good. Bring on the Zoat! Hope to have it soon, myself.
   
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I like the reverse Hawk Lords scheme, then again they are basically Celestial Lions with purple instead of blue so it is all good to me.

And good luck resisting those RT minis on eBay, all I will say if you think the price is good then go for it.

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youwashock wrote:Shiny! More RT Crimson Fists sound good. Bring on the Zoat! Hope to have it soon, myself.

Yep, they’re so shiny! I missed the first ones I was watching, they went for a decent price, but I’m a tight Yorkshireman, so want a good price! No Respite is still out of stock, at this rate Deadly Alliance will be out of stock soon too!
ListenToMeWarriors wrote:I like the reverse Hawk Lords scheme, then again they are basically Celestial Lions with purple instead of blue so it is all good to me.

And good luck resisting those RT minis on eBay, all I will say if you think the price is good then go for it.

I hadn’t spotted the Hawk Lords resemblance, but yes, they’re unashamedly inspired by your Celestial Lions. Not sure I’ll resist, but I’ll have to stick to what I think is a good price.

I did a bit more tonight, but it was too hot in the loft on the hottest day of the year, so I only layered up 2 more marines. I forgot a photo so maybe it didn’t happen!

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Nice update on the marines! And because it is a "when" I will already wish you luck in advance, so you get all models in your Space Marine Heroes 2 box
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
Nice update on the marines! And because it is a "when" I will already wish you luck in advance, so you get all models in your Space Marine Heroes 2 box


That would be nice! I expect I’ll end up missing at least one of them, but I’ll try to resist buying too many boxes! Though I’m already eyeing up a Start Collecting Space Marines box to allow me to complete the squad and convert my duplicates for a second squad. So much for fighting the pile of shame...

I did make some decent progress tonight. First I finished up the Retributor Armour layering, then highlighted using Liberator Gold. It’s really hard to see in these pictures but I tried to use the shine from the lights to pick out where the highlights will go;

Then I continued the idea with mithril silver and I think it looks a bit easier to see in the picture.

I might’ve been better off following a more defined scheme, but I think it looks pretty decent in person. Hopefully my camera pics it up better than my phone! After that I tidied up the Liche Purple folllowing the Nuln Oil wash and did a purple edge highlight on their weapons;

I’ll probably keep using the lights to pick where to apply highlights with the purple next. Not sure when that will be as I need to start some prep for some building work we’re hoping to start soon. Fingers crossed I’ll get these guys done before I have to start that.

Thanks for looking!

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Yes. These guys need to be completed ASAP. That way you will feel zero remorse over buying them some friends.

That gold is sumptuous, by the way.
   
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Haven't popped in here in a while, those terminators turned out beautifully!

Heroes series are looking good, the gold is especially nice.

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
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youwashock wrote:Yes. These guys need to be completed ASAP. That way you will feel zero remorse over buying them some friends.

That gold is sumptuous, by the way.

Yep, I need to finish them, ideally before my next purchase arrived! Thanks, the last photo looks pretty bling!
MegaDave wrote:Haven't popped in here in a while, those terminators turned out beautifully!

Heroes series are looking good, the gold is especially nice.

Thanks MegaDave, I’m pretty stoked with how well the terminators came out. They’ve got me hankering after painting some more Crimson Fists! The Heroes models are lovely to paint, the sharp detail makes it kinda feel like cheating after doing old minis!

No painting progress, but I made a slightly cheeky offer on some RTB01. The seller offered to meet me half way, so now I have WAY more RTB01s than I can paint this year! I might have to sell some bits to justify the quantity! Do you guys think stripped minis will earn more than badly painted ones?

I’ll definitely do 2 squads worth, with 1 being minimal modification and the other with adjusted poses. I’ve seen a few people stand them taller and/or more dynamically, but not seen any details as to how they achieved it. If you’ve done any such mods, or have seen some good ones, I’m open to ideas!

From memory and looking at pics I think it’s their legs that are the main issue, but their thighs are quite narrow, so should be quite easy to cut. I think my pin vice might come in quite handy for creating a groove in the back of their shin guards (is there a proper name for the lower leg armour plates?) to allow them to stand taller. I expect I’ll need to develop my GS skills to achieve a good look, but I’m looking forward to the challenge! They’ll all be getting larger bases, hopefully they don’t look too tiny on them!

I’ll also be digging through my collection to see if I have any other RT minis that might like to join the Crimson Fist ranks. I know I’ve a medic awaiting a visit to the dettol strip joint, not sure if I’ve any others. Maybe some of my 2nd Ed/RT BA beakys might like to get promotion to Sgt to lead a squad or two of the Fists?

Is it obvious I’m excited!?!? Sadly the house works we’re about to embark upon may curtail my hobby time as it looks like we’ll have to take on some of the prep work ourselves.

Thanks for looking

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Congrats on the old school haul and I would recommend to strip them first. Did it with the 15 metal sisters I had and got a bit more than other auctions I had watched beforehand.
Most people on ebay still love convenience and not having to strip the model could pocket you a bob or more.

And echoing MegaDave and youwashock, progress on the squad looks good!
   
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 gobert wrote:
youwashock wrote:

No painting progress, but I made a slightly cheeky offer on some RTB01. The seller offered to meet me half way, so now I have WAY more RTB01s than I can paint this year! I might have to sell some bits to justify the quantity! Do you guys think stripped minis will earn more than badly painted ones?


Stripped will do better than badly painted.

My two cents,

CB

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