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Sorry guys, yes this was an issue with Photobucket which hopefully is resolved now.

However I am a complete luddite so how would I go about uploading them to the Dakka Gallery? Guessing there's a sticky somewhere? Photobucket always gives me grief over Bandwidth and I am not a big fan of Flickr so would be good to get around that.

Anyway, here's another small update, to be honest I have been spending way too much time in the pub which has meant I haven't got that much painting done....

I'm also aware there might be too much marine stuff going on in this blog at the moment so promise to rectify that with more Guard soon.

So a little bit more work on the Librarian.

Once again apologies for the [I Swear Too Much] photos, really need to sort out somewhere decent in the new house to take them.

The arms and head are just dry fitted for now which is why they are a bit wonky, and I have glazed down the yellow at the back but reckon it still needs a bit more work.








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My god! That's fantastic! I'm in awe, such a clean, controlled job so far. Well done

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The painting is very clean, but the blue is still looking a little flat to me. And for the record, there is no such thing as too much time spent in the pub!

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South East London

Cheers guys, I know what you mean about the blue bossfearless, I think it needs one more highlight to make it pop, so gonna revisit him this week.

However I seem to be struggling a bit with power armour right now, think I need new paints to be honest.

And you're right, there is no such thing, but does make painting tricky.


So I have been doing a bit more painting, mainly for practice but also to give my army a bit of oomph.

I have a had a break from the Librarian but he will get finished hopefully over the weekend.

For now I have been painting up 2 new captains, one for painting practice and the other for the army.

Typically the one I was using for practice has come out better than the one for the army, but hey ho.

So here is a First Company Captain with Artificer Armour, Power Fist and Shield Eternal (fancy Storm Shield).

He is still very WIP and looking at the photos the armour needs a bit of attention as the highlights aren't working right now.







You can't really see it very well in the photos but the about the only thing that has turned out how I wanted it is the white cloak at the back.

But he's coming along, he will also have a back banner which should break up all that white and draw the eye back away from the Storm Shield, but I think I need to go back and neaten up his helmet and some of the power armour.

Then there is this chap, another of the single sprue plastics which I have to say I am becoming more and more impressed with, so much stuff to paint on them and they seem to just "work". Still don't think the price is necessarily justified but this guy and the Librarian have been fun to paint.

Obviously still very WIP like the first guy but think this guy is coming on better, which is a shame as I would probably never use this load out in a game.




This figure was primarily for me to practice on, I am feeling a bit rusty and having to relearn a lot with the new paints but also because it's been a while.

The biggest thing was for me to find a new flesh recipe and i think i may have cracked it.




This was very simple and I am happy with the results but will wait and see what it's like on the model, might need one more highlight but will leave it alone for now.

Hopefully have these guys and the Librarian finished over the weekend although it's valentines day tomorrow so might get killed if I do any more painting!!

Then next week I will start on my Devastator Centurions.


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What was your buildup on the flesh?

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Hi wyomingfox, the flesh was painted as follows:

I undercoated with Citadel Skull White undercoat spray.

Then applied a very thinned down layer of Cadian Flesh Tone (Citadel), this was almost like a wash, showing the undercoat through on the raised areas of the face.

I then applied a very thinned down wash of Ogryn Flesh Wash (Citadel) in the deepest recesses (eye sockets, cheek bones, mouth).

Then tidied up areas with Cadian Flesh Tone, then highlighted using Cadian Flesh Tone and Ceramite White (Citadel).

Then I gave the bottom eyelids and lips a very thin glaze of the Citadel red wash, but can't remember the name of that one off the top of my head.

It was very quick and involved far fewer layers than I usually do, but I think that was mainly due to the white undercoat and I don't know why I haven't painted heads seperately up until now......

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Thanks for sharing

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This is just to prove that I am still alive.

I have been pretty slack once again on the painting front although have more free time right now so hopefully will get stuff done.

Also have to make some changes to my Macragge PDF now as the new Codex has made some of my units obsolete, which is a shame as they were nice conversions and i had spent a fair bit of time on them. :(

Anyway just so you know I have the brushes out I got an Imperial Knight for my birthday a month ago and have been slowly getting it painted.

I know it isn't Ultramarines or PDF but it is blue and gold so fits the armies nicely....

And massive apologies for the terrible photos, I don't have a camera at the moment so these are off my phone, which is rubbish...






Still a way to go on it but it's getting there and has been fun to paint, love the model.

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Wow, these are utterly fantastic! I have the compelling urge to add a ultrmar Pdf to my ultramarine force. cant wait to see more.


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OK, so the Knight is pretty much finished. Just some detailing to do and another couple of passes of matt varnish over some of the decal areas.

I'm also unsure of some of the paint chipping, especially on the shield, never done it before so might have to retouch some of that as well.

But she's almost done and I have had a lot of fun painting her, here are some better pics.
















As I have uploaded the photos though I have just noticed a few bits I hadn't realised I had missed... doh!

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Nice! Great painting resemblance to the stuff on GWs website, like the clean finish

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I've just read through this whole thing, and I have to say, amazing work throughout. The PDF elements are really well done and the Ultras are exceptional. Great stuff, and subbed!

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Thanks guys.

Well after I finished off the Knight I decided to start on a squad of Devastator Centurions. Not a massive fan of the models but for completeness sake wanted to add a squad and they are handy against MCs.

They were supposed to take a couple of weeks, but a month later they are still WIP and I have been rushing them a bit to get them finished but here's where they're at.





These have not been that enjoyable to paint, but I should have broken them down into sub assemblies. Plus the decals in the kit don't fit, they are too big so luckily I had the FW Ultramarines decal sheet, which is very handy.

Just a bit more to do on them then it's back to painting Tactical Marines....

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Nice work!

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StraightSilver wrote:
Thanks guys.

Well after I finished off the Knight I decided to start on a squad of Devastator Centurions. Not a massive fan of the models but for completeness sake wanted to add a squad and they are handy against MCs.

They were supposed to take a couple of weeks, but a month later they are still WIP and I have been rushing them a bit to get them finished but here's where they're at.

These have not been that enjoyable to paint, but I should have broken them down into sub assemblies. Plus the decals in the kit don't fit, they are too big so luckily I had the FW Ultramarines decal sheet, which is very handy.

Just a bit more to do on them then it's back to painting Tactical Marines....


OK. After spending a few, albeit under-caffineated, minutes trying to find that “bit more to do” I gave up. I think most of the world would have those on the table at that level. And be getting “oohs” and “ahhs” from their peers. Unless the only stuff left to do is the ritual sacrifices to the dice gods and machine spirits.

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South East London

Cheers guys.

I must admit all there really is to do is paint their right arms, add another coat of matt varnish to the decals and stick the cables on, so about an evening's work.

However it's apparently gonna be over 30 degrees in London over the next couple of days so I don't reckon I'll get much painting done.

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Well, not really a proper update as such purely because I haven't gotten around to photographing anything as such but will be rectifying that later today.

However I attended my first proper tournament this weekend run by the excellent guys over at H.A.T.E (Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts).

This was a 2000pt escalating narrative tournament, so started out with a 500pt scouting mission and increased in 500pt blocks up to 2000pts.

It was great fun but 4 games in a day was a bit exhausting!!

However it meant i really had to get my finger out and actually get stuff finished to the Tournament standards, so everything assembled, based and painted.

As anybody following my plog will know most of my stuff is "almost" finished so I had 3 weeks of furious painting to get stuff finished, and although there are still little bits to do I did attend with 2000pts of models finished to gaming standard.

So my marines finally got their bolt guns attached, decals added (more on that later) and vehicles highlighted etc.

I also picked up a trophy for best painted army which I am very chuffed about as there were some gorgeous armies in attendance. An Imperial Fists army and Eldar Corsair army were two stand outs.

Despite not faring so well in gaming terms (2 pretty bad losses, a close draw and a win) I had a really fun day and think will attend more Tournies in future.

Here are some blurry phone pics for now, but will put up some photos of the models I painted for the event when I get home tonight.





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Looks like fun. There's always something awesome about two well-painted armies facing off over a properly modelled board.

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Hi guys,

Once again I find myself realising how long it was since i last posted any pics!! Must admit I have been actually painting a fair bit but don't seem to have finished anything!!

However I do have some (bad) pics to show just to keep the plog alive. I really need to invest in a new camera, or learn to take photos.

First up is my first ever Razorback. I can't believe I've never actually painted one, I have six Rhinos painted for this army but decided a Razorback made more sense for my Commander as he more often than not drives around in a Rhino with a 5 man combat squad.

I decided to make this one stand out a bit and as effectively he is from 1st Company thought some white accents would differentiate it from all the other vehicles. I have done this with the Macragge PDF and like it although I'm not sure if it works so well in this case.

Here are some WIP shots so far, apologies for bad photos.











I am still unsure about the white, it definitely stands out but looks a bit too much like a Mentor Legion Rhino now.

Next up is my version of Sergeant Chronos. I really like the GW version of Chronos but in all honesty was just being a cheap skate as i have so many marine bits lying around so cobbled together my own version, he is equipped the same so hopefully nobody will have any issue over him.

He looks a bit like Sean Connery at this point... still very WIP but almost done.







I am also working on a Razorback for a Chaplain and 2 Land Raiders but they were still so WIP I didn't take pics.

Hopefully I will be able to get as much of my Ultras and Macragge PDF finished off soon as i intend to start doing some 30K stuff, and eventually getting my Dark Eldar painted....

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The razor looks very much the part of a command tank. The white looks fine.

Your Sgt. Chronos counts-as conveys “veteran tank commander” well, so fits the job just fine. Have you built the dismounted version of him? Just in case his ride gets blown out from under him.

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Cool, cheers, was a bit worried the white was too distracting.

And yes Chronos will get some legs, he's gonna magnetised at the waist once I find some spare legs, I know I have hundreds of legs but my bits box is a bit of a mess - it's essentially a 6' x 4' cupboard.....

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Upstate, New York

StraightSilver wrote:
Cool, cheers, was a bit worried the white was too distracting.

And yes Chronos will get some legs, he's gonna magnetised at the waist once I find some spare legs, I know I have hundreds of legs but my bits box is a bit of a mess - it's essentially a 6' x 4' cupboard.....


The white does stand out, but that’s kind of it’s job. The only shoulder trim I do on my Ultramarines is the white for the vets. And my Ultras are darker then the stock GW ones. So it really stands out. But subdued colors and sensible paint schemes are not for us. “Camouflage is the color of cowardice” We wear our heraldry openly, so the foes of mankind can tremble at the sight of us! And sometimes that involves color combinations that don’t make a whole lot of sense. So embrace your chapter-approved paint scheme, and if anyone says otherwise, purge them with righteous zeal.

Magnets is a great way to do Chronos so you don’t need to duplicate the build. One issue might be his servo arm. And I feel your pain about out of control bits boxes. I’ve got a couple of old tackle boxes that are starting to get a little too cluttered to be useful. But the thought of re-sorting everything out into a better system is a daunting one. Still on the to-do list thought.

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South East London

Cheers guys, I will definitely stick with the white I reckon, which is good as I plan to do a matching Land Raider.

I will post some more pics later, forgot to bring my camera to work, doh!!

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Awesome Rhino and Commander, the white is fine!

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Cheers everybody, the white has grown on me after a couple of days looking at it so happy with it now.

OK, so I had planned to put up quite a few pics but my camera really has died, time to get a new one (the one I am using is about 10 years old...)

I have been painting, got a couple of Land raiders on the go and another Razorback almost finished but the only half decent pic I could get was of my Chaplain.

He is still very much WIP but seems to be coming on quite quickly, really didn't like the model at first but he's growing on me.


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He’s either really pure, or compensating for something. There is a line between “short scrap of parchments with litanies” and “Look at my pretty ribbons!” I think this guy has crossed it. But 40k is all about the over-the-top baroque imagery, and chaplains are a leading force in that. I’ve not seen that model long enough for it to grow on me.

I do, however, like the job you’ve done on him. You going to build him stock, or have different plans for the gun arm a/o backpack?

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Ha ha yes I agree completely, his parchments are way over the top - all I can think of when I look at him is the Andrew puppy, or how he doesn't trip over them every time he moves.

I am going to keep the backpack as it's pretty cool but still undecided on the gun arm.

My plan is to use the dataslate formation for him as it allows me to take him without using up a HQ slot and the rerolling all misses is very good but that means he has to have the bolt pistol.

I think I may magnetise the hand so I can do weapon swaps.

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If you put a combi-flamer on him you could counts-as Cassius. As an Ultramarine, he’s a really nice choice for a chaplain on foot. If not the bolt pistol is a good choice. You want this guy in close combat purging heretics, and the pistol is a cheap and easy extra attack for the crozius. Of course, he would do that better with a jump pack, but I’m not sure how well that would fit with that particular model. You might be able to magnetize it as well.


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South East London

Actually I hadn't even thought about a jump pack but now you say that it's really obvious.

The fitting for the back pack on this model is standard so there's no reason it wouldn't fit, so could be magnetised.

I'll have a look later, cheers for that.

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