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Hello Dakka

At the start of the year I set myself a few hobby goals:
• Slaanesh models to make up at least 50% of painted models this year.
• Paint twice as much as I buy. All models are not equal here – infantry will count as 1 model, cavalry/bikes as 2, vehicles monstrous creatures with less than 10 wounds – 5 models, 10-15 wounds – 10 models, 15-20 wounds – 15 models and 20+ wounds – 20 models.
• Enter the Dakka painting comp run by Paradigm minimum 10 of 12 months
• Start a blog and update regularly
First one is a gentle push towards getting my 40K Slaanesh army (well, will be an army eventually, currently more of a Killteam) progressing – targets for painting the minis but with room for manoeuvre for when I need a change. No real deadlines as I don’t want this to become a chore as that’s a sure way to lose motivation for me. Second is a probably futile attempt to reduce backlog. I’m going with model equivalent numbers, otherwise I’ll do something silly like buying a knight for every two cultists painted then never painting the knights as that’s a lot of time for one model. Third adds some variety. I started entering this last year and is fun competition open to all with a friendly community happy to advise and a wide range of painting ability. I’ve no hope of winning, there are some really good painters there, but that’s not really the point. It gives an excuse to paint something different and adds a deadline which helps getting things done (even better if I can get a Slaanesh model to fit the month’s theme). The fourth you are reading now, hope is this will encourage me to be a little more productive and will simply include anything I'm working on/have finished
Anyway, you’re probably not here to hear me witter on, here are some pics of the Slaanesh ‘army’ to start with
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That's some nice clean work there.

   
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Off to a good start! The autocannon guy is sweet.
   
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Very clean and very pink! I admire how neat your edging is.

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Antwerp

Indeed, great start. You've set yourself up with some though goals, something a lot of us can learn from. At least I know I can.

Nice work on the pink, it looks very consistent.

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Thanks for the comments all. Hope to get a look at your work soon if I haven't already

Thought I'd post a quick update of the things I'm currently working on. First up are these marines for the Slaanesh army, basecoats need tidying before armour shading then its on to highlights


Also on the painting bench is this guy for the dakka painting comp. I've already got a terminator done (pics up soon), will maybe get this one done in time too. Whether he's done in time or not he needs to get finished soon otherwise he'll never get done. I've done a bit more on him since the photo, just the black and silver highlights to go. Hmm, which is most of the model for a Deathwatch marine. I also just noticed that I've got the colours the wrong way round on the imperial fists chapter symbol. Not going to change it as that part was a bit fiddly, I guess he's from a successor chapter instead


So far so good working towards my goals, however flicking through Youwashock's blog the other day I was inspired to dig out this old model. Introducing distraction 1 - a zoat.

He's currently taking a Dettol bath





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Almost forgot to ask - the gallery seems to have rotated a couple of pics, any idea why or how to fix?

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Awwww, yes. Can never have enough zoats running around. Can't wait to see how it comes out.
   
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Looking for ward to painting him, hope to get him cleaned up over the weekend.

Anyway, enough on zoats for now, its the end of the month so its time for a quick goals progress report. Might as well include January as well. Unfortunately a bit of a slow start to the year on the completed minis front but some progress elsewhere. Finished these two zombicide survivors for the dakka painting comp in Jan



and the Feb total was even lower with just one measly terminator, again for the painting comp



Still, fairly happy with how they turned out.

I also got most of a 1250ish point Slaanesh marine army base coated, so hopefully will get these finished in the next couple of months


so on the goals front:
Painting Slaanesh: 0/3 (0%) not a good start here
Painting more than I buy: 3 painted, 0 bought. So far so good, not sure how long I can last without some new shiny things though..
Entering painting comp: 2/2 going well
Blog: started and updated

so 3/4 going ok, though really need to pic up the pace in March...



   
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Terminator is looking like a boss. Loving the highlights on the black. ZC minis are impressive. It always amazes me what people are able to pull out of board game minis.
   
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Will keep watching your progress!

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Cheers guys.

@youwashock, the zc minis are pretty good. Plastic is a bit harder to clean up with than GW plastic and they can be a bit fiddly (very small brush required in places), but they are fairly detailed and it makes a nice change to paint something different - its not very often I get to paint jeans.

I got a little painting done over the weekend, got the Death watch marine finished. Not in time for the painting comp, but pretty pleased with how it turned out




thanks for looking
   
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You call that Slaaneshi?! My eyes are barely bleeding here!

Kidding. Looks nice and clean.
   
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New DW Marine looks superb. Really like that model.
   
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Thanks for the comments. Its been a couple of weeks since my last post so time for an update. Have I done any Slaanesh? Or maybe that Zoat? Nope, again I've gone elsewhere - A while back a friend and I bought a ticket for an upcoming tournament, it's been in the back of my mind for a while now, always thinking it's a long way off, no problem, now realised there are less than two months to go so need to get the army done for that. Not going to get chaos done for this so I've decided to use this as a reason to update my AdMech - I've got a couple of units that need some highlights finishing and also need to add another 15 or so Skitarii, 3 dragoons and a couple of Dunecrawlers by the beginning of May. Not too daunting for some, but considering I managed four models in the first two months it could be tight and means the marines and zoat have been put on hold. I have finished off this unit of Rangers and started building a dragoon whilst waiting for the rest of the models to turn up:


I've also started my entry for the painting challenge, theme is space marine. Doesn't fit with my admech painting and I entered a purple marine a couple of months ago so I've gone for a random model I had lying around instead - an assault marine. Early days on this one but here is a WIP shot:

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Nice work man; shooting you a PM in case you're local, would love to throw down against these models sometime dude; such a clean job on the brighter colours!
   
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Digging how you highlight the black armour, it gives a real sense that the light is bouncing off it.

Your purple marine was great for the Painting Challenge and it's cool to see a group of them. Good luck with this month's challenge!

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@ Tyranidhorde - nice that you remember that entry, I must be doing something right! Hope to get them expanded into a full army by the end of the year. Are you entering this month's challenge? Judging by that tank you did a few months back I imagine you could do a great Rhino/predator etc.

@Gamerguy - thanks for comments. I don't live that near Leicester, though not an insurmountable distance (near London). Maybe in the Summer when I have a bit more time

Quick update, I've now built a Dragoon and a Dunecrawler, here they are guarding a little something that came in the post this morning. Time to get building...
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Quick update time. I've mainly been building Ad Mech so only one model finished since my last post, this assault marine




As it's the end of March, lets see how the goals are going - not great to be honest
Painting Slaanesh: 0/10 (0%) not good and going to get worse this month...
Painting more than I buy: 10 painted, 55 bought - oh dear, still, hope to catch up on this with the Ad Mech this month
Entering painting comp: 3/3 - still going well
Blog: I'm still here!
   
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Great work on that Blood Angel! The highlights are really neat! The joints could be painted black though.

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Mcmattila, thanks for your comments. I can never really decide what to do with those joints so I usually just go with the easiest option of using the base colour plus wash. Agree I need to do something more though maybe black would stand out too much? Maybe a darker shade of red? Something to think about next time I paint a marine
   
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Very nice! Fantastic red. I agree that the joints could be a different color. Black or dark grey, most likely. Also, minor thing but it stands out against the neatness of the rest of the model, there's a splash of red on the gun barrel.
   
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Yeah, I'd just spotted that on the barrel myself. Can't get away with claiming it's a reflection of the armour, will have to fix that later
   
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Love your Slaanesh scheme and the execution, your work on everything is very crisp and you have excellent layering and highlighting schemes.

As for the red on the barrel that is one of the great things about photographing your miniatures, it is amazing how readily apparent mistakes become in front of the lens, you can then go and fix them.

Am looking forward to more.

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Thanks Listentomewarriors and youwashock.

No new painting to report, but have finally built up my ad mech. Now just need to get them painted by the end of the month... Best get painting
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Hi there, its been a while since my las tpost and progress has been slower than I'd hoped. Still, most of the ad mech are at least game ready though only a couple of days to go to get the rest game ready. At least I have a couple of days off work.
Ad mech progress:


and some more detail on a few of them that I've finished for the dakka painting challenge
   
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The finished guys are looking really nice! And it seems you're making good progress on the rest of the force too. A couple of days doesn't sound like much time, but when you only have a couple of days, it only takes a couple of days! Good luck!

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Great looking Ad Mech!

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Thanks guys. And yes a deadline really helps, I've done more in the last week or two than the first three months. Got everything game ready and finished all the infantry. Here are those infantry and the army shot



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Which appear to be upside down, not sure why but Will have to do for now
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Pics come out rightside up after the click. Weird. Sweet looking force from any angle.
   
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Antwerp

They look great in a group. Nice work.

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