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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 youwashock wrote:
I look forward to seeing how "Shadowsun" turns out. She does look a little light on armor, but is a great figure. Cool models over rules any day.


It’s a well established fantasy trope that a chainmail bikini offers the same protection as full plate. A little cheesecake Tau should be up to battlesuit levels, depending on her cup size.

Nice work on the suppressors. I keep thinking I need to kitbash a squad of those guys. With the UM super tac doctrine, they become a lot less confused in their role..

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

@York: Thanks!

@YWS: Yeah, I'm really looking forward to painting that model!

@Nev: Shadowsun's rules give her -1 to be hit, so I'm saying that the enemy is too distracted by her "assets" to shoot straight. As for the Suppressors, you really should find someone to split the Shadowspear box with so you can add all those Marine models to your Ultramarines army. Or find just the loyalist half of it on eBay or something. The models in there are awesome!

Finally got the Suppressors done. Here is the photographic evidence of this:



I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I freehanded the devastator symbol on their right shoulders since the purity seals on two of them would have gotten in the way of transfers. I feel like they turned out okay, so maybe I'm finally figuring out how to do freehand. Also, the assembly painting handle was no help at all for attaching these guys to their flight stems. I struggled mightily to get them on there, hence why they are kind of at odd angles. I decided to quit while I was ahead instead of trying to adjust them.

Next month's painting challenge will most likely be the usual "spooky" theme for October, so I'll probably be returning to my Blackstone Fortress set and doing the Chaos Beastmen. I've already got a few models from that set started, namely the Chaos Marines and their Lord, and the Navigator (yes, he's still WIP months after I started him ). My next blog update will probably have the finished Navigator and the start of my Beastmen.

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 | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Yeah. Those are pretty cool. Shoot. Now I want some for myself.
   
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London, England

Returning to the hobby and Dakka after a long time away. Good to see that some of the old blogs are still going. You mentioned a few pages back about maybe dropping the blog. I'd echo what others said at the time and say persevere as not only does your blog inspire you to keep painting but also people like me. Great work as ever and looking forward to when you do decide to paint a few of those DG.


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Japan

It's nifty to see you plugging away at the Dark Angels. Possibly due to my advanced age, I imagine DA as being darker and shinier, but your flat military green really makes the models seem like they'd seen action.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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@YWS: Thanks!

@Lenny: I appreciate your kind words. I do sometimes hit a hobby wall where I feel like I'm not accomplishing anything and nobody cares what I'm doing, but then I remember that I care, and so I keep going. Not sure how soon I'll get around to doing more Death Guard though.

@Josh: Thanks! I don't particularly like the glossy look I've seen on some Space Marines, although obviously people should do whatever floats their particular boat painting wise. I've also seen plenty of Dark Angels that had a somewhat lighter shade of green, which while it does look okay, also doesn't really do it for me. Dark Angels should be, well, dark!

As I promised last time I posted, I've finished the Navigator, so here are a couple of decent (ish) photos:

My feelings about how I did on this guy are kind of a mixed bag. I'm very happy with how the purple robes ended up looking, but the helmet details could have been much better if I had wanted to spend a bit more time. I just got tired of looking at the model though. Glad it's off my desk and ready to go explore the Blackstone Fortress. That's half the Explorers knocked out (if you count the Ratlings as one, that is).

I've also had a bit of a change in plans for that tournament next month. There's no way I'm going to have my Guard and Knights ready in time, so I've decided to go with Dark Angels (because my Tau, although much more competitively viable, are boring as hell to play). I'm planning to run a list similar to what Chase Garber ran at the Iron Halo GT recently, with a bunch of the Phobos units. I even picked up a Leviathan Dreadnought from an acquaintance (no photos yet, the model isn't even primed). To that end, I've been doing a lot of work over the past week on my Phobos characters and I even got started on the Eliminators from the Shadowspear set. Here's some WIP shots:

How did I get so much done so fast? Contrast paints. They really do speed up painting, although the dark colors don't look as uniform as I'd like. Skeleton Horde works great for the camo cloaks to give them a desert look (which matches my overall Dark Angels basing scheme reasonably well). I'm not using only Contrast though; some of the smaller color areas and the metallics are done with regular paints.
Here's a WIP of those Eliminators:

Again, Contrast paints are making my life easier. I've got more Eliminators coming in the mail (two of the actual kits), and I'll probably do Contrast on them too.

As for my Beastmen for the monthly challenge, not too much progress on them yet. I hope to have some soon, though.

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 | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Contrast paints are very interesting, for sure.

Now, about that Navigator. He rocks. Love the purple and gold, but those eyes are the star. Super good.

Phobos Librarian looks good, too.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I think you did great on the navigator, makes him more realistic in my mind.

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Wisconsin

I have to agree with the others the navigator turned out great!
Keep up the good work I almost want to add some more DA to my old 6th edition list.
   
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A Protoss colony world

@YWS: Thanks! It's funny you mention the Navigator's eyes, as I was originally going for a slightly different effect. Kind of a "happy accident" as it were.

@Theo: Thanks!

@York: Thanks! If you do happen to paint up some of your own DA and post pictures, I'd be happy to have a look.

Finally have a little bit to show on my Chaos Beastmen. The skin is basically done, and I've basecoated and shaded the hair:

Lots more work to do, but it's hard considering my Dark Angels are kind of the priority at the moment. Speaking of which, I've made good progress on my Leviathan Dreadnought:

This model has been a lot easier to paint than I feared it would be. I'll probably to be able to completely knock it out in no time.

I've also been making progress on my Phobos-armored guys. Here's a second WIP shot of the Eliminators:

Still some work to be done, but they are definitely getting there. The Master and Librarian have gotten a little more work as well, but it's mostly small stuff that doesn't really rate another photo. They are very nearly done, so maybe I'll have some finished shots of them soon. The Libby has been cut from my tournament list though. I'm also still waiting on the other Eliminators in the mail. I ended up having to order some from a different seller, as the first seller has either lost my order or never sent it or something. I've asked for a refund, so hopefully that situation will be resolved soon.

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 | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

That dread looks like he means business! Nice chunk of mean right there.

Phobos stuff is coming along nicely. Contrast pains look to be working well for you. I do think a mix of them and classic techniques are the best way to go. They are a great tool to have available, but not all encompassing.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Yup, the Dread is great. Big boy, big guns.
   
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Wisconsin

Hey Zerg is a pic of my DA and allies army. These were painted back when 6th edition dropped.
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A Protoss colony world

@Nev: Thanks! I totally agree about contrast paints. I don't see myself switching to them exclusively, but they are very handy for some things. Gives a basecoat and shade in one coat of paint, basically.

@YWS: Thanks!

@York: Those are some nice looking Dark Angels there! Thanks for showing them to me.

Well, I'm back. I've been painting and stuff, but I just haven't been taking any pics or anything until this evening. I ended up not finishing the monthly challenge for October (doh!) because I had too much to do to get ready for Mid-Mo Maelstrom (a GT that I played in). I ended up going 2-3 in that tournament and was the only Dark Angels player, but I did get some compliments on my army, so I guess I'm doing something right, eh? Anywho, one thing I did manage to completely finish was my Leviathan Dreadnought, so here it is:


This is my first painted Forge World model, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's pretty powerful on the tabletop too, so it'll likely get plenty of play time unless GW decides to nerf it or something.

Now, my entry for the November painting challenge. The theme is Heroes and Villains, so with plastic Sisters coming soon I decided to enter Saint Celestine and her Geminae Superia. Here is where I've gotten to on them:

I'm more than halfway done already. Nothing like a big Warhammer tournament to get my painting juices flowing, as I did see plenty of inspirational stuff and got to talk to some friends of mine who also like to paint.

Coming soon, I'll probably start working on some non-GW stuff, namely the Bolt Action models of the cast of the TV show M*A*S*H. I'll be painting those as a Christmas gift for my brother, who really likes the show. I'll probably get a bit further on Celestine before I start on those, though.

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 | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Wisconsin

That is one beefy Dread! He looks great Zerg, are those 4 autocannons?
I really like how Celeste and the sisters are turning out too, any plans to add some Sisters to your army?
   
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Affton, MO. USA

That’s one mean green washing machine

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Eastern edge

I agree, the dready is looking fearsome! Sisters looking of top quality as well Zergsmasher!

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Awesome Dread followed by Celestine and M*A*S*H to follow? What's not to like? Good stuff, man.
   
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A Protoss colony world

@York: Thanks! The weapons are the Stormcannon Arrays. Each one fires 10 shots per turn (so the dread gets 20 autocannon shots per turn basically, except with better penetration). As for adding more Sisters, I'm starting a whole army of them!

@Theo: Thanks!

@shaso: Long time no see, and thank you very much!

@YWS: Thanks!

Well, I was having so much fun working on Saint Celestine and her gal pals that I went ahead and finished on them:



I'm overall pretty happy with how they turned out. Not my best work ever, but I definitely feel like I'm getting there, as it didn't seem as difficult to get these models painted as I thought it would be. I'm not sure what I did wrong that ended up with Celestine leaning at an angle, but honestly it doesn't look bad so I'm not complaining. Here in a couple of weeks I'll be picking up the Sisters army box to give her the start of an army to lead into battle. My FLGS put in their preorders so I made sure to snag one.

In other news, I just brush primed the M*A*S*H models so I'll probably get started painting them pretty soon. Getting the colors right for their clothing will probably be a major challenge, as I do want them to match what was seen on the show as much as possible. I'll have to do some research and look up clips from the series and stuff.

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 | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

Gals are looking sharp. We are getting a lot of pics of what’s in store for the sisters; going to be a TON of awesome stuff. Looking forward to seeing you paint it up. Going to do the whole army in gold? Or just save that for Celestine?

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
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Saint C and her backup singers came out great. Glad to hear there will be plenty more Sisters in the works.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

 ZergSmasher wrote:

I'm overall pretty happy with how they turned out. Not my best work ever, but I definitely feel like I'm getting there, as it didn't seem as difficult to get these models painted as I thought it would be. I'm not sure what I did wrong that ended up with Celestine leaning at an angle, but honestly it doesn't look bad so I'm not complaining. Here in a couple of weeks I'll be picking up the Sisters army box to give her the start of an army to lead into battle. My FLGS put in their preorders so I made sure to snag one.

In other news, I just brush primed the M*A*S*H models so I'll probably get started painting them pretty soon. Getting the colors right for their clothing will probably be a major challenge, as I do want them to match what was seen on the show as much as possible. I'll have to do some research and look up clips from the series and stuff.


ZergSmasher,

Nice Celestine, while she is leaning a bit, the burst of doves is level so I do not think anyone would think that out of place.

I see you did not paint her with the scrolls attached, smart move as a gaming buddy of mine who used to be a professional painter did and discovered she basically bounced as he painted her.

Good luck in the painting competition, there is a bit of a Sister's theme this month.

Cheers,

CB


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Wisconsin

I really like how they turned out! The flesh tones and gold is very good plus the blue gem on Celestine really pops.
   
 
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