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Bikes are looking pretty cool. I like the use of the space marine heroes helmet on the pistol marine. It looks like he's got an extra targeting lens to help with that motion compensation that you totally intended for him to making. Excited to see you slap some paint on these guys.

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Nice work on the bikers, the reposing with the pistol looks great!

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Yeah, he’s really cool. I was bidding on the original sculpt too, but he went for twice what I got the young version! Apologies for providing the temptation (not really, he’ll look cool with your imperial colours


Found one in eBay but lost the auction by 50 cents. Wasn't inclined to pay too much, because I have no immediate gaming use for him and with Indomitus and other stuff on the horizon a weeping wallet But will keep looking.

Hope you don't have to wait too long for Indomitus. I already got one of my two boxes I split with my friend here and can't wait to get to the new Space Marine models. Although the new bikers are of course partly already modeled on the bikes, I have yet to check if subassemblies are possible, will leaf through the assembly guide later.
   
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Don Qui Hotep wrote:Nice, I love dynamic bike poses. Bikers and 40k just fit so well together for some reason. Hope they're doing sick tricks and flips off of rocks and things.

I think the exhaust holes look just fine, the muzzles are large enough that going through still leaves enough plastic that it looks realistic. The first time I read your post I thought you meant drilling the exhausts of the bike, and spent too long looking at the pipes saying "well I don't see any holes here. Looks fine to me!"

Cheers, I need to get some bases so that I can have them leaning for permanent dynamism! The Sgt has extra 40k by having his Chainsword swinging! I did mean the exhaust exits getting drilled, though I’ve not taken any photos from the rear to show it. I’ll get one tomorrow whilst priming. I’m getting a decent system going with the barrel drilling, they’re quite satisfying to do!
brushcommando wrote:Bikes are looking pretty cool. I like the use of the space marine heroes helmet on the pistol marine. It looks like he's got an extra targeting lens to help with that motion compensation that you totally intended for him to making. Excited to see you slap some paint on these guys.

Cheers brushcommando, the targeting lens was actually intentional unlike the motion compensation . All 3 are ready now, but the weather is a bit so they’ll have to wait!
Viterbi wrote:Nice work on the bikers, the reposing with the pistol looks great!

 gobert wrote:

Yeah, he’s really cool. I was bidding on the original sculpt too, but he went for twice what I got the young version! Apologies for providing the temptation (not really, he’ll look cool with your imperial colours


Found one in eBay but lost the auction by 50 cents. Wasn't inclined to pay too much, because I have no immediate gaming use for him and with Indomitus and other stuff on the horizon a weeping wallet But will keep looking.

Hope you don't have to wait too long for Indomitus. I already got one of my two boxes I split with my friend here and can't wait to get to the new Space Marine models. Although the new bikers are of course partly already modeled on the bikes, I have yet to check if subassemblies are possible, will leaf through the assembly guide later.

Cheers Viterbi, they’ve been pretty fun to put together even if there was a bit too much filing to close the gaps! 50c, that’s what I hate about eBay, could be worse, I think I won the bikes by 1p over another bidder... sorry if that was anyone on here!

I was actually hoping that my Indomitus box would be shipped in December as the site advertised, but they shipped it today, so there’ll be no chance to clear some of the backlog first. Oh well more toy soldiers and shiny books! I’m pretty excited about the Necrons, as I want to give John Prins’ Necron recipe a try. The Primaris won’t be joining any of my existing Marines, so I need to figure out what chapter to go with. I enjoyed the sharp highlights on my Crimson Fists and they’d be front runners to cross the Rubicon Primaris. I want to do a different colour, probably dark green, making a Dark Angels or Salamanders Successor quite likely. We’ll see when the box arrives... black is also quite tempting but I’m worried it might be a bit boring. Decisions!

Anyway, enough rambling about what to do about my pile of shame growth issues. Progress has been made with the bike squad, and they’re all built and ready for priming. The Sergeant got his raised Chainsword as is demanded by 40k and his helmet is from another duplicate Space Marine Hero.



So that’s the squad ready to prime and join my other new old marines in the painting WIP pile. Next up will be to finish the Space Marine Heroes, I’m clear what to do on the marines, but I’m thinking the grey/steel of their bases is a bit dull. I’m not sure what to do there, maybe some beige stone or black and white tiles on some of the bases. Any ideas?

Thanks for looking!

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The bases probbably just want a big dip in black ink really. Darken them way down.

   
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Bikers are looking good. Much more dynamic than the usual Sunday drive pose.
   
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theCrowe wrote:The bases probbably just want a big dip in black ink really. Darken them way down.

I like it, though I’ve selectively darkened the bases, it seems to to work well. Cheers for the direction!

youwashock wrote:Bikers are looking good. Much more dynamic than the usual Sunday drive pose.

That’s what I wanted to avoid on most of them, they’d get a bit monotonous otherwise!

The weather wasn’t good today, so no primer applied to the bikes yet. Instead I did the chapter and squad symbols on my New Old Marines and a bit on the green trims. I decided to go with black, whilst white would probably be easier to see, the black was much easier to get smoothish. I did a few attempts at the outline of the shapes, but couldn’t get it right. I had much more success filling the rough outline in black, then painting the purple back in.


Rough outline

Filling in the mouth

First “swoosh”
I then missed photos of a few steps. Next was the second swoosh, followed by the ear. I then decided to put line the symbol using dawnstone grey as it looked good on the squad symbol. I’m pretty happy that I managed to do it, I think it helps define the image a bit better, but some are a bit sloppy or too busy.

What do you guys think? I’m pleased I gave it a go, but might see about getting to decal paper to print the symbols instead.

The tactical squad symbol was much easier, I started with a symmetrical cross, then added diagonals at the top. Then horizontal lines half way along the arrowhead. Then vertically up to create the arrow. Most of them seem to look pretty similar


After I’d done that I cracked on washing the green with Ork flesh and bits of the bases with black ink. Then I reapplied Emerald green and called it a night. Here’s a few snaps of where I’m at;




Only a bit more work on the green, the plasma glow, parchments and base details to sort out. Oh and a second highlight on the Sgts newly added black helmet stripe. Hopefully I’ll get w bit of time to finish them off before we go to visit my brother for a few nights next week.

I need to sort out a name, I’m thinking something like Royal/Regal/Imperial Panthers/Wildcats. Or perhaps their High Gothic/Latin equivalents. Not sure yet, I should probably pick something before their done. Suggestions welcome!

Cheers for looking!

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Solid work on those symbols.

Can't help with the name. Everything I came up with sounded like Regis Pantalones.
   
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Woah, excellent freehand work! I wouldn't blame you for picking up some custom decals to help speed things along, but I'm super impressed with the freehand chapter symbol you've done. Showing progress shots across three different marines only demonstrates your skill.

I think the white (or rather, Dawnstone) outline really helps things pop, but I was surprised how well the black stood out on its own over the purple. If you were to decide to nix the outline to save time I think you'd still have a very good looking set of marines.

Re: names, for some reason I'm stuck in the heavy metal tradition. All the names i come up with are different iterations of Panteras Rex, which I think is neither proper Latin nor any kind of Linnaean taxonomy. That's what I get for spending too much time with Cowboys from Hell, I suppose!

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Great job on those shoulder pad free hand paints . Look every bit as good as a decal could.

When I saw your bike posings I remembered years ago someone posing the biker doing a handstand while staddling the bike . All because the bikers got the toughness buff back then.

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youwashock wrote:Solid work on those symbols.

Can't help with the name. Everything I came up with sounded like Regis Pantalones.

Thanks youwashock! I quite like that name, Royal Trousers has a nice ring to it too!
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Woah, excellent freehand work! I wouldn't blame you for picking up some custom decals to help speed things along, but I'm super impressed with the freehand chapter symbol you've done. Showing progress shots across three different marines only demonstrates your skill.

I think the white (or rather, Dawnstone) outline really helps things pop, but I was surprised how well the black stood out on its own over the purple. If you were to decide to nix the outline to save time I think you'd still have a very good looking set of marines.

Re: names, for some reason I'm stuck in the heavy metal tradition. All the names i come up with are different iterations of Panteras Rex, which I think is neither proper Latin nor any kind of Linnaean taxonomy. That's what I get for spending too much time with Cowboys from Hell, I suppose!

Thanks Don, I’m pleased I gave it a go to prove I could do it. The whitish outline was stressful but successful on the whole, the purple and black are a bit shiny so the black was hard to see. The outline helps with that I think. I spent the day trying to figure out how I might sort custom decals, but I’m currently trying something a bit different. Panteras Rex isn’t too dissimilar to what I’ve been coming up with, and my only Latin comes from google translate.
Theophony wrote:Great job on those shoulder pad free hand paints . Look every bit as good as a decal could.

When I saw your bike posings I remembered years ago someone posing the biker doing a handstand while staddling the bike . All because the bikers got the toughness buff back then.

Very kind of you Theo, I’m pretty pleased, but might be switching things up. That meme is awesome! I might have to get an extra bike just to give that a go, especially the multimelta aimed shot! It’s a shame the Indomitus bikers don’t seem very poseable certainly not without a bigger bits box...

So whilst thinking about the freehand symbols I couldn’t help but feel they had more of a Lion than a Wildcat feel to them. So after deciding printing my own decals would be a faff as I don’t have a laser jet. That got me thinking about 3D Printers, but I don’t have a spare £500+ on printer plus computer. Getting them done via a website would be silly money too, I saw $65 for one website! Then I remembered how well the Crimson Fists casts turned out, and wondered if I could make my own.



I think they came out really well. The Wildcat is pretty spot on to the original image. I’m desperate to cast it up, but I’m old and can’t handle 2 late nights in a row! It was pretty fiddly, but I printed a few copies of the cat at 8mm width (based on what the internet said the width of GW transfers were). I used a photo paper version as a base, then used some thin card to cut out the raised shapes. The ear was too fiddly to have a recessed outline, so I overlaid a photo paper version. There’s a bit of overhang on the top layer, so I’ll probably have to cast one, fill and sand before making the final master (though maybe I could do that on the card version?). I’ll finish the Space Marine Heroes with their freehand symbols but the I’ll try the cast symbols on the Bikers and see how I like them.

After some of the problems getting the Crimson Fists Terminator bits out of their moulds I thought I’d try something new. So I’ve bought some Oyumaru (multicoloured blue stuff), it looks really good for making moulds and thought I’d give milliput a try. If they work well I’ll try similar on some other stuff, so printed this bunch;



Thanks for looking... and now I realise that the Bikers need assault squad markings.

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Wow. That works pretty good. Will Milliput work with the Oyumaru? Will it stay flexible enough to not break coming out of the mold?
   
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Nicely done! Excited to see your casting progress.

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Very cool work on the symbols! I'm impressed by the highlights. Also, if you're still working on a name, I suggest something along the lines of void lions or void panthers. I think both are officially still up for grabs.

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youwashock wrote:Wow. That works pretty good. Will Milliput work with the Oyumaru? Will it stay flexible enough to not break coming out of the mold?

Yeah, I was surprised too! It’s going to need work to smooth some imperfections before I keep the master. I’ve never used either Milliput or Oyumaru, so I’ve no idea on how they’ll work together. I’ll find out next weekend!
Don Qui Hotep wrote:Nicely done! Excited to see your casting progress.

Cheers, I was worried it’d look but it turned out ok. Hopefully the casting works for me
brushcommando wrote:Very cool work on the symbols! I'm impressed by the highlights. Also, if you're still working on a name, I suggest something along the lines of void lions or void panthers. I think both are officially still up for grabs.

Thanks, the highlights were particularly stressy! Void Panthers sounds cool I like it!

Minor update... not content with Indomitus arriving today I bought a copy of Space Marine Adventures so I can finish my squad of Space Marine Heroes. Squad 2 will have to wait until I have a few more kitbash options for regular Marines


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Oh so close to finishing the Space Marine Heroes now. I focussed on the greens tonight, and got them done. The green plasma looks pretty good in the pics but is a bit disappointing in real life. The scorpion green wash was too thin to show up so I added some white. That was too thick, but thankfully I managed to rescue it but thinning it in situ! I could then wick away the excess. All of the parchments and bones got Skeleton Bone from Army Painter (it’s don’t but it!) followed by Seraphim Sepia and highlighted back to Skeleton Bone. The bases had their metallics touched up and some of the pipes and spent ammo got a brassy colour (GWs Brass recipe from their app). The rims got my standard black coating. I finished by touching up the outlines of their lenses with nuln oil. That didn’t cover all my sins, so I need to touch up their helmets around the lenses with purple. That should be it to finish them off.

They’re looking pretty good and I’m liking the extra details on the bases too. If I get more vanilla Marines for these guys I need to get some sculpted bases. I think Sector Imperialis bases would match, do you guys think they would? Before calling it a night I mixed up some GS to make press moulds of the shoulder pad icons I made yesterday. I’m worried the card won’t like the process so I painted it last night then soaked it with oil. Fingers crossed it doesn’t ruin the original!



Bonus pic of the squad with the moulds.

Thanks for looking!

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The freehand on the shoulderpads is amazing and cool to see the process. But I really love the glow of the plasma gun, it looks nearly translucent
Good luck for the last push on these and with the moulds!
   
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I know i already said it, but i just love this color scheme.

And for a name, how about the Princely Pumas?

(maybe not, ha)

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Nice work gobert.

Cheers,

CB

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Your work on these guys is showing a lot of love. They look awesome. Good luck with the molds!
   
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A+ on the green accents; love the plasma glow and the targeting monocles. Chapter badges look fresh.

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Just waiting for that last push on the SM:Heroes, they are nearly there. It is odd how the monopose Heroes sculpts have a lot more life and movement to them than the traditional Tactical kit.

That gold, purple and green scheme really looks beautiful altogether...always good to see the birth of another glorious chapter of Space Marines.

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Viterbi wrote:The freehand on the shoulderpads is amazing and cool to see the process. But I really love the glow of the plasma gun, it looks nearly translucent
Good luck for the last push on these and with the moulds!

Thanks Viterbi, they’ve been good fun to paint, the plasma glow probably looks better in the photos than it does irl. That’s ok as more people see them here than irl!
amazingturtles wrote:I know i already said it, but i just love this color scheme.

And for a name, how about the Princely Pumas?

(maybe not, ha)

Thanks Turtles, hmmm not too sure about Princely Pumas! Void Panthers, as suggested by brushcommando, is my current favourite, it sounds cool and works with the black symbol.
Captain Brown wrote:Nice work gobert.

Cheers,

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Cheers Captain!
youwashock wrote:Your work on these guys is showing a lot of love. They look awesome. Good luck with the molds!

Yep, they’re lovely models so deserve the attention, really pleased I got the rest of the troop choices too.
Don Qui Hotep wrote:A+ on the green accents; love the plasma glow and the targeting monocles. Chapter badges look fresh.

Cheers Don, the monocles are looking pretty nice if I do say so myself! Some eye lenses need a bit of a touch up though.
ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Just waiting for that last push on the SM:Heroes, they are nearly there. It is odd how the monopose Heroes sculpts have a lot more life and movement to them than the traditional Tactical kit.

That gold, purple and green scheme really looks beautiful altogether...always good to see the birth of another glorious chapter of Space Marines.

I’m hoping to finish them tonight, fingers crossed my girls are good at bedtime! They really are very dynamic, I’m hoping to mix up my 5 duplicates to create a few more decent poses. I seem to recall you did similar? I might need to wait until I get a tactical box to give me a few more options though. Either that or get an eBay win of 3 or so marines and hope to reuse some of the arms.

No painting progress so far tonight, but hopefully you guys have some ideas to help me. I pride the GS press moulds off the shoulder pads. Whilst the concept worked really quite well it seems that the GS and card like each other too much as it came off with the mould. I’m tempted to drop the moulds into some dettol as the card was painted I’m thinking it might brush off quite easily. I could also scrape off the card, but I fear damaging the mould. Do any of you have ideas? Will the dettol destroy the GS?

Thanks!


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So I finished off the Space Marine Heroes, but didn’t get around to setting up my camera. Instead I set about building stuff for priming over the next week of decent weather and ahead of having next weekend to myself. I set off by building the 2 squad mates for the Space Marine Heroes squad;

They still need their barrels drilling, but I still needed more building. So I turned to Chaos and built the Cultists of the Abyss from Blackstone Fortress: Escalation;

As with the main box they’re all really cool models. The leader chap is going to be a to paint what with his head hiding in his horn crown thing. Still not content, I started building the Adventurers too;

After the slow progress of the past couple of months, I’ll be cracking out the Mid Winter Minis speed painting tutorials to get Escalation done quickly. At some point next weekend I also want to get as many of the RTB01 beakies stripped ready to build. I’m tempted to build a squad of Necron Warriors from Indomitus too. Then again I’m probably over estimating what I will have time/motivation to get done. I will though get some pics of the Space Marine Heroes

Thanks for looking and reading my ramblings

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No idea how Dettol will react to anything, having never used it. However, all the new stuff coming up looks like fun.
   
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Excited for the Escalation stuff! The cultists look really cool, but I resisted buying them, because a friends has them. I already had the adventurers separately from combat arena so we just bought the escalation gaming stuff on its own. Although they are cheap enough to pick up, maybe I change my mind later
   
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youwashock wrote:No idea how Dettol will react to anything, having never used it. However, all the new stuff coming up looks like fun.

I’ll find out and report back! The builds have been fun, can’t wait to get the priming stick out!
Viterbi wrote:Excited for the Escalation stuff! The cultists look really cool, but I resisted buying them, because a friends has them. I already had the adventurers separately from combat arena so we just bought the escalation gaming stuff on its own. Although they are cheap enough to pick up, maybe I change my mind later

Yeah, they’re really cool minis, they have a few gaps between parts but I’m not sure I can be bothered to fill them.

So whilst catching up on the F1 (what a last lap!) I built a few more minis, getting all of Escalation ready for Primer. I even started a few Necron Warriors;


Once the race had finished I grabbed my camera to get some glamour shots of the Space Marine Heroes Series 1 Marines. I’ve really enjoyed painting these guys, and I’m pretty happy how they’ve turned out. Clearly the chapter needs a name and brushcommando came up with something way better than I could, so I’m sticking with Void Panthers. I’ve even picked a motto for them; Power & Grace. So here they are;

Brother Castor

Brother Gaiun

Brother Titus

Brother Vanial

Brother Garus

Brother Promethor

Brother Remus

Brother Sergeant Sevastus

It looks like I forgot to add the second highlight to Sevastus’ helmet stripe, nevermind, maybe I’ll do that when I finish the squad. I started taking all round shots of them individually, but my battery ran out, so only got 3 of them done so far. Spoilers for the full size pics and to hide the mistakes!
Brother Sergeant Sevastus
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Brother Garus
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Brother Remus
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I’ll do the rest of the all round individual slots when I finish the other 2 squad members from Space Marine Adventures. They’ve been a fun bunch to paint and took a lot longer to finish than the hours that went in to them. Hopefully I’ll pick up the pace next weekend!

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Looks great with striking colors. Wonderful to see it all come together!

   
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They look beautiful, man. The gold has a great tonal range, the greens are nice and vibrant, and they play so well off the purple. A solid victory.
   
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Good job on the space marine heroes, freehand symbols are well done and the lenses came out really well.
   
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It's always nice to see custom chapters.

Also cool work on the free hand, something I found usefull for highlighting fiddly bits was to just paint it the highlight colour and then fill it in with the intended base colour leaving the edges.
It's actually how I did the boots on most of my guardsmen as the angle was to hard to get into half the time.

   
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They look great! Excellent work on the lenses.

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Go Void Panthers! Congrats on finishing the squad, they look amazing! Hadn't noticed the green purity seals before, really cool look.
   
 
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