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Been Around the Block

I've been somewhat out of 40k for a couple of years, but after a few months of fairly consistent output, I thought I'd start putting things in one place. I suppose three things have conspired to pull me back in to painting and modelling properly (though I'm still not playing). First and most obvious is probably the new (marine) kits, closely followed by the new edition of 40k not being so silly. The surprising one was realising how much having a pot of brush-wash water next to me when painting speeds things up (I know, most of you have been doing it for years). These three below would have taken me a week or so to get to this (not finished) stage before, but now it's the work of only a half-day:

I'll be posting more pictures as I get further through the pile of grey plastic waiting to be painted, probably jumping theme/army every few weeks. In the mean time, here are a few things I've done lately.

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Been Around the Block

Well, that was a very slow couple of months in terms of hobby output. Apart from a painting up a squad of Fallen, this Ordo Astartes Inquisitor is the only new model I've painted lately (still in progress, comments welcome)!

Hopefully with Necromunda arriving next week, I'll get through some more soon...

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Been Around the Block

More pictures and more paint. Believe it or not, he towers over a Terminator - Ordo Astartes indeed!

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Cog in the Machine

North-East UK

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Been Around the Block

I've been working on a quintet of new Deathwatch marines this evening, but I have a problem. I can't figure out what to do with the Minotaur's right arm.

Drawing on the "Greek and aggressive" theme, I've got him posed as if he running in to stab something with a short sword (which by happy coincidence looks a little like a Xiphos) held horizontal to the ground.

Problem is, all the ideas I can think of for the right arm either unbalance or detract from the aggressiveness of the pose. I've got a pretty sizeable bits box, but I could really do with some suggestions...

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Maybe have the arm pulled up and back with an open hand, ready to grab and pull the enemy onto the sword?
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Been Around the Block

Youwashock - I guess that could work, but I'm having a little difficulty imagining it as anything other than the Han and Kylo Ren scene - I guess I'd best not paint that power sword red...

Meanwhile, I've got four new inductees to the Deathwatch, and a trio of quite individual Inquisitorial henchmen:

Left to right, Death Spectre (really could have chosen a better place to display the pad, and painting's going to be a nightmare), Marines Errant, Star Phantoms, Lamenters (always wanted a Lamenter)

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don't suppose they use shields? looks like it'd be a natural for it especially with a greek theme

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Been Around the Block

Indeed the Minotaurs do Guildenstern. I've seen a couple of self-built shields which do a very good job of recreating the kind of shield the Greek Hoplites used (oval tower shield with a cutout on each of the long sides), but unfortunately I don't think I'm quite good enough with plasticard at the moment for that. I did try some (ok, pretty much all) of the shields in my bitz box, but all of them were either too heavy-looking, or were so large they obstructed the Minotaurs shoulder pad and took all the focus away from the "ready to lunge" pose.

The good news is that while building another five new inductees, I realised that another of the same blade, but held reverse-grip might work. Then I got carried away and glued it all:

What do you think - does it work?

I've also got a trio of gunslingers, with a classic run-and-gun pose for the Viper Legion marine, shoot two things at once from the Iron Fists chapter, and more arrogant and stately plasma wielder from the Marines Malevolent. The obligatory pyromaniac (Fire Lord) and a Tranquillity Veteran Sniper from the Mantis Warriors round the latest Kill Team out to ten.

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A new Space Wolf contingent, separated from their main fleet by the war and warp-storms of the Cicatrix Maledictum, have been loosely inducted in to the local Watch Fortress - fighting their mutual enemies with greater numbers, while keeping a keen ear out for their Great Company's fate.

In truth, this was a good excuse to use the multitude of wolf parts in my bitz box, turn a Stormwolf in to a more Inquisitorial transport (more on that another time), and try out a dark-grey way of painting Deathwatch. While I like it, and I think it works for the Space Wolves, the rest of the Deathwatch will have to remain properly black.

The Wolf Guard pack leader (Terminator) and Wolf Lord

Special weapons bearers

Bolter set one

Bolter set two

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Rumours of a new bounty hunter have been rampant in the underhive of late, with some even claiming he's been sent by an Inquisitor. Whoever he is, Horned Namshiel's been claiming an impressive kill-count, but none can say what he's after yet.

Still got some sculpting to do around the upper arms, and the back of the head (somehow lost the horns so I had to borrow a set from a Gnoblar helmet)...

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Another Inquisitorial acolyte, this one borrowed from others who I've seen use the Scions body and Scourge head together. Reckon I need to work the skirt up some more, and get the eyes a bit brighter though.

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Yay - it's a snow day for me today. With luck, I'll get a few more inquisitorial acolytes or Deathwatch painted (or at least further on)!

Added a few more layers to the Crow and to Horned Namshiel yesterday:

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Time for more models!

I realised that there was a big Ecclesiarchy-shaped hole in my Inquisitorial retinues (being mostly inspired by Eisenhorn and Ravenor, who don't really do the whole priest thing). I reckon three should do it.

So, we've got a generic mendicant/penitent priest, a militant confessor with a nice servo-fist (and a coat covered in purity seals), and a Dialogus with a big loudspeaker. Oh, and mandatory wild zealot beards for all:

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