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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Pretty damn magnificent progress old son.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - Thanks mate appreciate the comment

Update: a bit late on the update, did a trip to Fiji which paused the painting, carry on as they say.

Shin armour WIP 4


Shoulder plates WIP 4


Legs WIP 4


Legs and plates WIP 5


Armour plates WIP 5


Legs got finished





Moved on to the body


IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Great work, lovely squiggles. I like all the subtly contrasting cabling, looks ace.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

Breathtaking. Cant remember if i asked you, but you do predominantly use brushes?. Also do you just use medium and paint? or water aswell?


Thanks so much, wish i had your skills.

Learning about 40k and painting models.


 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I just love all the fine detail on the armor plates. Beautifully done Knightley.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Brilliant work sir.




 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

@Stormatious - Thanks for stopping in, historically I used brushes for everything till I did the tank push in 2014, after then the base armour colour was applied by airbrush. Everything else however is done by brushes using water as the thinning medium.

@Gits - Thanks mate.

@Cam - Cheers.

Update: So over a year after I started this push I finished, first up the remaining pics of the Castigator.

The gun:





Shoulder pads


Carapace


Body now done




Sword



Castigator done!




The Push is now done


Now for the review, I had some goals for 2018, I was making some good gains on them, infact I was on track to making all of them within the year! Then I broke my ankle and basically took a 6 month break while getting back to fighting fit, on to the Goals:
2018 goals:
1. Paint up the Nurgle models from the 8th Edition starter set
I had smashed this out very early on and was very happy with the quick and dirty look I gave them, perfect for table top
2. Convert and paint a Robute Guilliman model for my Grey Knight army
Very very happy with how the conversion came out and stoked with the paint job as well!
3. Interact more with folks here from Dakka, I've been very quick to look through blogs I'm subscribed to and not post my thoughts, I hope to change that this year.
I started out so well, then as soon as I broke my ankle I holed up and even towards the end of the year and this first part of this year I've remained in the hole and I don't know why.
4. Paint at least 1 more special Character for my Brothers Nid army
Smashed this out with the Nurgle models
5. If time permits, finish the last LoW the last remaining Cerastus Knight (not hopeful on this one)
So, I did have this listed as a green, but I had only completed it this year (2019) so it was completed but not in time

In 2018 I had painted, 51 models a drop from the previous year, but to be expected with a 6 month break.

Goals for this year, I'm not sure so open for some feedback here, I want to get through more models painted and maybe help my brother with some of his army, who knows.
The next push has the following models:
2 x Chapter Masters
5 x Bikers /w 2 Grav guns
5 x Sternguard
5 x Space Marines (for Devastators)
5 x Command Squad Marines
1 x Corvus Blackstar

Oh yeah the annual army shot, also a bit late











IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Must be nice to finish a big push like that, huh? The Castigator turned out great! I love seeing big army shots like that too; gives me inspiration to get more of my stuff done so I could maybe eventually post such a picture.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 16 | Current main painting project: Daemon Prince of Khorne
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Nice work on the giant stompy robot, goals, and army shot!

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That is phenomenal... all of it!

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Staggering level of work. Most impressive.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - Yeah finishing off all those models was great, seeing them all on the table was even better

@Nev - Thanks!

@Gits - Cheers

@Graven - All these models and all painted to my exacting standard!

Update: Another month gone, the new push is underway, I spent a LOT of time on magnets for the corvus blackstar, just check that out below:

Storage is a real thing when you have many models, the fliers are by far the worst for space taken up, I wanted to come up with a way it would 'break' down and store with the minimum of space, the first hurdle is the tail, I needed to magnetise that

This bit sits inside the tail section.



I messed up and didn't put magnets on the inside before I glued the body together, I got them in though.



The wings needed some creativity



All of them done


Lightening claw terminators


Group shot


Paint begins!


On to a command squad marine with a special weapon



IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

Interesting thoughts on storing the flyer. Im curious on how to will look with all those magnets. Looks like you went big, so that should help.

Btw, i love the annual shot with everything. Very impressive and probably fun setting it up. How often do you find yourself criticizing your own earlier works?

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I think it's astonishing that you have managed to stay "in love" with Knights. Very impressive.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
 
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