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Wisconsin

Missed some of your latest work and your work is as stellar as usual but the Harlequin has to be my favorite so far. Color choices are well executed and the model is a real standout.
   
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I actually think the denim turned out pretty well - it looks acid-washed more than anything. And given the number of caustic substances an ogre is likely to encounter in their travels, I think the pants suit quite well.

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drinking tea in the snow

I love the ogre! He's wearing jeans because he's fashion forward (by ogre standards)

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Golem2God wrote:Good job on all of your hobby work. Extra mention for still updating the blog from time to time.


Thanks Golem2God and welcome to the plog!

gobert wrote:That helmet works really well on the ancient, that and I think it looks cooler in white than bone. Great job! The two headed ogre looks mean, I hope he stomps some of the other side next game!


Thanks gobert! This week is Mordheim break, but he is already anxious to make it better next game.

youwashock wrote:With the Judiciar head, the Ancient looks even more like a Stormcast. That said, I think it works pretty well. A different helm is always good to break up a Marines force. I like the coat color, too.


Thanks youwashock! And now that you said it, he definitely has a Lord-Relictor vibe.

inmygravenimage wrote:Bladeguard looks exquisite. Your ogre is a lot of fun, love the colours.


Thanks Graven! Was nice to paint something without my usual colors.

zahnib wrote:That two-headed Ogre is great, kind of looks like a big bearded baby (in a good way )


Thanks zahnib! And you're right, he is not mean, he just wants to play

Yorkright wrote: Missed some of your latest work and your work is as stellar as usual but the Harlequin has to be my favorite so far. Color choices are well executed and the model is a real standout.


Thanks Yorkright! Harlequin was a lot of fun to paint, good to see he is well liked.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:I actually think the denim turned out pretty well - it looks acid-washed more than anything. And given the number of caustic substances an ogre is likely to encounter in their travels, I think the pants suit quite well.


Thanks Don Qui Hotep! Mordheim is not known for its safety standards, you could be right.

amazingturtles wrote:I love the ogre! He's wearing jeans because he's fashion forward (by ogre standards)


Thanks amazingturtles! It would explain, why he charges so much gold for his services. Those pants probably aren't cheap.

Bladeguard Ancient has been done for a few days, very happy in how he turned out. I wanted him to be very gloomy and grimdark. Mission accomplished. And good to see some mistakes right after uploading the pics (for example gold on the skeleton on the banner)






This evening will play my first 9th edition Combat Patrol with a 25 PL Sisters force. Planned on bringing the Penitent Engine and the two Stand-Ins for Death Cult Assassins. I'm sure I could've gotten them nearly done yesterday and finished on my lunch break today, but I wasn't that motivated last night so they will get a slower paintjob and some play in a later game.

   
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Melbourne

Hobbits!! Even if not for LotRs, HOBBITS!!

They look great. The contrasts have done their job really well. They are quite useful for fabrics and the like.

As others have said, the Zoat and the Harlie are fantastic! Good choice of colour on the zoat. Makes it look like a giant teched-up lizardman.


And thanks for shots of your collection and backlog. Quite impressive!

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Nasty Nob





USA

Nice, I hope you have a good time gaming. Let us know how the combat patrol goes.

   
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Looking cool. I like the more washed out look so far on the Penitent Engine.
   
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Great job finishing off the Ancient, certainly grimdark! As for those murder-buckets, they look a little impure to me

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One of the joys of doing a blog is feeling great about completing a miniature and then the resulting pictures draw your eye to mistakes that you never noticed in person. Why are our eyes so useless???

The Judiaciar head looks best on that Ancient, like many I am not a fan of that head but it really works in this context. The robes and armour look great, excellent stuff.

Let us know how the Combat Patrol game went.

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drinking tea in the snow

He looks great, and don't worry about mistakes. If any miniature were painted perfectly, the universe would explode. Or something.

What i particularly like about him is the leather for his gun holster, it looks really worn and well used!

realism is a lie
 
   
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Wisconsin

Make sure you post up some pics of your game! That Ancient is a good conversion, the judiciar head looks fine.
   
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Snrub wrote:Hobbits!! Even if not for LotRs, HOBBITS!!

They look great. The contrasts have done their job really well. They are quite useful for fabrics and the like.

As others have said, the Zoat and the Harlie are fantastic! Good choice of colour on the zoat. Makes it look like a giant teched-up lizardman.


And thanks for shots of your collection and backlog. Quite impressive!


Thanks Snrub! I'm already eyeing the other Hobbits from GW to built a complete Halfling Mordheim warband. They are weak, but they should be fun to play.

Syro_ wrote:Nice, I hope you have a good time gaming. Let us know how the combat patrol goes.


Thanks Syro_! Small batrep under my replies.

youwashock wrote:Looking cool. I like the more washed out look so far on the Penitent Engine.


Thanks youwashock! Tried some Gryph-Charger Grey for the metal after seeing the GW painting tip video using this over Leadbelcher. You need two coats, but it's a nice and simple finish.

gobert wrote:Great job finishing off the Ancient, certainly grimdark! As for those murder-buckets, they look a little impure to me


Thanks gobert! And don't you worry about the murder buckets, the purity seals and reprograming will definitely hold back their urges to kill all humans. Nearly 100% sure

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:One of the joys of doing a blog is feeling great about completing a miniature and then the resulting pictures draw your eye to mistakes that you never noticed in person. Why are our eyes so useless???

The Judiaciar head looks best on that Ancient, like many I am not a fan of that head but it really works in this context. The robes and armour look great, excellent stuff.

Let us know how the Combat Patrol game went.


Thanks ListenToMeWarriors! Yeah, after seeing the first pic of the ancient I was like "His normal head is way to jolly in contrast to his banner"

amazingturtles wrote:He looks great, and don't worry about mistakes. If any miniature were painted perfectly, the universe would explode. Or something.

What i particularly like about him is the leather for his gun holster, it looks really worn and well used!


Thanks amazingturtles! Universe exploding sounds about right And I can't take too much credit for the holster, just Grey Seer base paint, some Gore Grunta Fur Contrast paint and that's it. Love that stuff for all the holster and puches, makes painting them so much easier and faster.

Yorkright wrote: Make sure you post up some pics of your game! That Ancient is a good conversion, the judiciar head looks fine.


Thanks Yorkright!

And as requested some pics of the game. As said, we did Combat Patrol. My friend has very recently (sometime last year) rejoined our gaming group after a longer hiatus, but had only played Mordheim, Kill Team and some WarCry. So this was his first game of 40k in over 15 years and my first that was not a narrative mission, but with objectives.
We each had a 25 PL force and had real fun. Me a little more, because he didn't reinforce the flank where his Scarabs and Spider were holding the objective. My inquisitor slowly advanced over the course of the game and held the objective after round 4. My squad in the ruins held the objective after turn 1 and raised the banner to generate even more victory points.









Both our Warlords came back from the grave, his Overlord died the first time in quite a fun way. I can use a stratagem that let's me roll a D6, when a Repentia dies. If I manage to get a 4+, she deals a Mortal Wound to her opponent. So the Overlord basically killed himself first time round Stratagem brought him back with one wound, but at this time my Canoness with her relic blessed blade arrived and with 4 attacks hitting on 2, wounding on 3s and flat 3 damage he soon was scrap metal.

The first fight, Repentia Superior was a little disappointing, but the Repentias themselves were quite formidable.



After her killing his Warlord (and netting me 6 VP) it's quite understandable that my friend was quite joyful, when his Flayed Ones tore my Canoness to shreds. But I too had a stratagem with which to revive my character models once and give them as many wounds back as I can with 1-3 miracle dice. So suddenly the Canoness stood there again, fresh, shiny and with her normal 5 wounds. Next turn she shot the spider, charged and slaughtered the Flayed Ones and last turn killed the remaining Warriors. Those were a little pesky, because they wouldn't stop returning Must've killed that squad one and a half times over



I was also up on victory points at the end, but that was because of me playing the mission. Had my friend made some slightly different choices it would have been much closer.
But looking at the pics makes me so happy, because that's what I'm painting for. Not to have them standing in my cabinet, but out on the battlefield, writing their own history. We are thinking about starting a Crusade campaign shortly and I'm already excited.



And because of his loss, my friend asked, if we could do a rematch this evening So there will be another game and I'm tweaking my list a bit to test some units. Repentia and their Superior are out and Thaddaeus plus 3 Arcos in. Also built the special edition sister, but converted her to have a bolt pistol (to have the Wrath of the Emperor relic pistol), put a Kromlech silencer on top and changed her other arm to a power sword. Backpack is from the Canoness set, just had to clip of the sheathed chainsword on the side.



This morning I changed hand and sword, because the first try wasn't cut well at the glove and the second fitted better. Then I thought "well, you could prime her". After that, I was like "well, you could put one or two colors on". Three hours later she is ready for her first battle this evening





Very happy with her, although I had forgotten to cut off the pistol grip on her holster before painting so had to do it on the finished model. Because she has her pistol in hand, we couldn't have one sticking out the holster now, could we?
   
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It’s always fun when well painted armies clash on the battlefield. I fully agree that’s where they belong, not on the shelf.

Nice work on the sister. I love it when a project just takes hold and you need to finish it. Such a rush. Not slog, not tedium, just the thrill of the hobby. She turned out great, now go out there and purge some filthy xenos and heretics!

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drinking tea in the snow

Ah, i love painting days like that, when things just seem to work. And she looks great! completely unworried about the fact that her foot is almost on fire. that's the power of faith!

congratulations on your victory too!

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USA

Thanks for the batrep Viterbi
That sounds like a fun battle. That power of the repentias sounds scary to go against.

   
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Nice game shots. Minis in action are always good to see. Really like the turbo-painted Sister. She turned out sweet!
   
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Wisconsin

So glad you posted up your battle report! Game looked like a lot of fun, congrats on the win and let us know how the next one turns out.
Great job on the speed painting, funny how the idea of getting a game motivates a person.
   
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Nice work on Sister Speedy! I love when folk aren't precious about "special" minis.

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Lafayette, CO, USA

Painting in the zone is always nice. She looks great.

   
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Great battle rep Viterbi, your mate has some colourful Necrons! The new sister looks really good, even better to have done her so quickly!

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Very, very well done Sister there Viterbi.

Cheers,

CB

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Great game pics, thanks for sharing! I feel like no matter how long a painted model sits on my shelf, it's not fully finished until I get a game in with them. Congrats on your win and on knocking out your new cannoness in record time. You added a lot of character even with a few weapon/backpack swaps!

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The silencer is a great addition to the Canonness, and great to see your in game pictures.

By all accounts it looks like the Necrons will be a different proposition once the new codex drops

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Nevelon wrote:It’s always fun when well painted armies clash on the battlefield. I fully agree that’s where they belong, not on the shelf.

Nice work on the sister. I love it when a project just takes hold and you need to finish it. Such a rush. Not slog, not tedium, just the thrill of the hobby. She turned out great, now go out there and purge some filthy xenos and heretics!


Thanks Nevelon! Have a short batrep later in this post, she did well!

amazingturtles wrote:Ah, i love painting days like that, when things just seem to work. And she looks great! completely unworried about the fact that her foot is almost on fire. that's the power of faith!

congratulations on your victory too!


Thanks amazingturtles! And pft, that's no fire, that's a little rise in the ambient temperature for a battle sister

Syro_ wrote:Thanks for the batrep Viterbi
That sounds like a fun battle. That power of the repentias sounds scary to go against.


Thanks Syro_! Repentia can make mince of a lot of things, but they have to get there, they have no armour and only a Feel No Pain throw. But if they get there, it can turn nasty for the opponent.

youwashock wrote:Nice game shots. Minis in action are always good to see. Really like the turbo-painted Sister. She turned out sweet!


Thanks youwashock!

Yorkright wrote: So glad you posted up your battle report! Game looked like a lot of fun, congrats on the win and let us know how the next one turns out.
Great job on the speed painting, funny how the idea of getting a game motivates a person.


Thanks Yorkright! I always paint fastest, when I really want a mini in a game. Give me a deadline and suddenly I can paint very fast indeed

inmygravenimage wrote:Nice work on Sister Speedy! I love when folk aren't precious about "special" minis.


Thanks Graven! I only hesitated for a second before converting her. But for what she cost I thought that making her a canoness would make more sense than a standard battle sister.

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Painting in the zone is always nice. She looks great.


Thanks DJJazzyJeff!

gobert wrote:Great battle rep Viterbi, your mate has some colourful Necrons! The new sister looks really good, even better to have done her so quickly!


Thanks gobert! It took him some time to find this scheme, but he is very happy with them and he will hopefully paint some more in the next weeks, we want ti start a Crusade campaign,

Captain Brown wrote:Very, very well done Sister there Viterbi.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks Captain Brown!

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Great game pics, thanks for sharing! I feel like no matter how long a painted model sits on my shelf, it's not fully finished until I get a game in with them. Congrats on your win and on knocking out your new cannoness in record time. You added a lot of character even with a few weapon/backpack swaps!


Thanks Don Qui Hotep! I echo your sentiment and it made it very hard to decide which models I sent into our little Combat Patrol game, because nearly all of them hadn't seen the table before.

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:The silencer is a great addition to the Canonness, and great to see your in game pictures.

By all accounts it looks like the Necrons will be a different proposition once the new codex drops


Thanks ListenToMeWarriors! Everything is better with a silencer And my friend is already excited for the new codex, I preordered for both of us, Necron codex for him, Space Marines for me.

I didn't take a lot of pics from our second battle and unfortunately for my friend, the sisters still scored a major victory. In retrospect his choosing of his deployment zone wasn't optimal and he just didn't have enough units to go around scoring.



Although I got pretty lucky and killed his Canoptek Spyder turn 1 with Smite. It was quite fun, because my friend had a second read and realized that the Spyder can negate psychic powers. And what did I roll? A 12 I gladly took the 2 Mortal Wounds from perils of the warp and smote the little Spyder. That meant he couldn't bring back scarabs and lost a good unit.
After that I was able to snatch two objectives (stood on one already and got the second with my arco-flagellants). Action moved to the middle and my new Canoness did me proud. She shot some Necron warriors with her relic bolt pistol, charged the Overlord, didn't do much damage (he neither) and unceremoniously shot him in his turn in the shooting phase



Last round I let the arcos get to his warriors to test their offensive output. And dang, they can bring the hurt. May pick up a whole squad, three are not enough
My friend is now eagerly awaiting the new codex and will try to get some more objective grabbing units into the fold.

I'm still fighting a battle to get my rhino painted, but am slowly winning. It's mostly details now and then I can have fun with some weathering and call it a day. Although now seeing the pics I realize that all the gold details are only gold on the front, but not the sides






Last but not least, patience paid off and I got the Marvel Crisis Protocol Core Set for 68€ delivered on ebay. Built the terrain and 7 of the heroes and villains. They are very fiddly minis and I'm glad I never have to assemble an army of them


   
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Like that Rhino. Somebody may need to have another look at that back hatch, though. Some heretic seems to have defaced it. Excited to see the super heroes come together. And that face-off pic with the Canoness rocks.
   
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Wisconsin

I agree with Youwashock that is a nice rhino but that hydra on the back...
   
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Great battle pics again, your rhino is looking good too. I often cheat with things like the gold trim and use an Agrax or Nuln wash to line them, that way I don’t have to be so neat!

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The big, metallic green seal on the side is super sick, though.

   
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drinking tea in the snow

I'm sure that's just a harmless three headed snake of some kind, nothing at all to worry about.

Those are some nifty looking little cars!


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Great batrep- nice to see the store mannikins get their plastic kiesters handed to them once in awhile (John Conner says hello, Biotches!).

As with the other commenters- I like the Rhino and have no problem with the three headed snake- very symbolic of the three natures of Womankind: Caring, Nurturing and Don't Piss Me Off!

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