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Coventry

Started painting Sigismund today, opted to go with black armour:





   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Off to a great start!
   
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Coventry

Bit of NMM on the leg sections:



   
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Not where I should be

Well you seem to have the knack of that!



 
   
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Coventry

Cheers Cam! Was thinking it looked a bit messy and, well, just brown...
   
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USA

Wow! That turned out great!

   
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Coventry

So I've been quiet on here recently BUT I haven't been idle...









I've got another 4 almost done with just the weathering and decals to do. I've also done some more on Sigismund, with only his head and base to finish:

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UK

Top stuff. Those sandstone bases are really neat, and Sigismund is looking great.

   
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Quite looking forward to seeing Sig finished. Loving the highlights on the black.
   
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Coventry

Thanks both. Question is, do I bother painting the under side of the sword...?

Anyhoo, the next 5 Tartaros are ready for priming and will be completed as part of February's forum painting competition. Reckon I'll have to wait until Saturday though as its been kinda cold by the time I get home from work in the evenings.

I did plan to retrofit another 5 Tartaros with combi weapons but I've managed to lose the pack I bought at WHW: £15 wasted!

So, I've got another pack of them in my cart along with... Something else...
   
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Ooohh...ominous.

Of course you should paint the bottom of the sword. If you don't it is the first thing that someone will pick it up and notice.
   
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Coventry

Yeah I kinda knew what the answer was to the sword (I was just trying to get away with less work!).

And it's my ominous sounding because I can't decide what my next purchase is going to be:

- Couple boxes of Mk. IV dudes
- Deredeo with Aiolos Launcher and Autocannons
- Leviathan with Grav Flux Bombard and Siege Claw
- Spartan
   
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Leviathans are cool looking. You would paint it really well. Just throwing that out there.
   
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Coventry

 youwashock wrote:
Leviathans are cool looking. You would paint it really well. Just throwing that out there.


Well it's nice if you to say so, thanks! In fact, I took a trip to WHW today and bought a Leviathan with a siege claw and a grav flux bombard... I also got my other Terminators primed while the going was good (even if the wind tried to blow them all over the place).
   
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Coventry

Following on from my previous post, I've been trying to find examples where someone has put an unfortunate space marine under the foot of a dreadnought: I'm having trouble finding anything that looks half-decent.

I've got an image in my head off what I'd like to achieve but not sure if will look any good in practice: essentially, I think having a marine hald buried in the base would make sense, as a Leviathan will probably have enough force to crush power armour. It does mean that the rock/ground underneath is subject to cracking given the force involved.

Does anyone have any good examples of squished marines?
   
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UK

I think the best version of that would be to have some masonry or other debris built up around the foot/Marine. That gives you some height to sink the Marine parts into without having to cut into/beneath the base, and can hide any unseemly joins and/or spaces where actual parts can't fit (for instance, the end of an arm and an upper torso/head without having to have the full arm/shoulder pad in between, just cover than in rubble to hide the gap).

   
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Coventry

That's a good suggestion Paradigm, I'll have to give it a go and see what I come up with. In the meantime, I've finished my first five shield Tartaros:









Oh yeah, and Sigismund:








   
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To quote Sgt. Apone: Absolutely badasses!
   
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Coventry

Cheers youwashock!

Next up on the job list is my entry for the forum's monthly painting competition: another 5 Tartaros Terminators with shields! I may even get started assembling the Leviathan too...
   
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UK

Excellent stuff as always. The termies have such a great sense of weight and presence to them.

If I were to be picky for a minute, however, I would suggest a final, extreme highlight on Siggy's NMM gold areas. It looks kind of weird to have that really stark blue highlight on the back, but no matching bright point on the gold. I'd maybe continue those highlight lines with a very bright off-white into white on the trim, just to keep the highlights consistent and make sure the NMM pops as much as the black areas.

That is just a technical nitpick though, so please do ignore me if you're happy with it!

   
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Coventry

Thanks Paradigm.

And you are entirely correct: the gold areas do need a final spot of light on them. I had intended the armour to be less BLOO but got a bit carried away... I shall address those bits as and when I get round to them (probably after I've done the other painting I have to do around the house this evening! Paint, paint, paint!)
   
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ELLLLLNIBBBUUUUUUUSSSS!!! So good to see you back hobbying mate! and what a great re introduction for us :-) I am loving the clever way you approached the black, it looks fantastic!

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" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Coventry

NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRDDDDDDDY....

Yes indeed, the hiatus has ended and I'm fully locked into the Horus Heresy. Lots of my mates play it and are always going to WHW so thought I'd join the band wagon.
   
 
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