Saturday, May 11, 2019

So... what have I painted since February? Quite a bit, by my standards. Take a look.

First up were some Devastators- one unit of lascannons and one unit of heavy bolters. I actually got a chance to play a game against Tyranids a couple weeks ago, and I'm glad I had the lascannons- they took out a Tyrannofex in the first round. It was the only thing that went right the whole game!



I gave the Dark Imperium lieutenant some Dark Angels bitz, and tried to use the airbrush to do the classic power sword fade. It came out okay... I'm hoping it gets better with practice.



I gave Librarian Turmeil a new jump pack (magnetized, natch). He might have been useful against the 'Nids, if I didn't keep forgetting the psychic phase.



When I found out that I would be playing 'Nids I decided that I should probably get a flamer in my list somewhere- when I started looking, I realized that I didn't have any aside from this old Battle for Macragge dude. I also painted up an Assault on Black Reach missile launcher to keep him company.



I also got my hands on an old metal Terminator Chaplain on eBay. He came out pretty good, I think-



He's going to give these Hammernators some rerolls. These guys were also from eBay. I got them for $9 shipped. They were in pretty rough shape but stripping the thick old paint off, some command squad bitz, and a little fresh paint got them looking decent. It's just too bad that I didn't realize that they can't take missile launchers anymore.



My whole Deathwing to date-



I also chopped up the old metal assault marine (that Turmiel's jump pack came from) and made him a Tactical Sergeant with a big-ol' banner. I'm not sure that I like all the different white fabrics together, but I'm not sure that I don't like them either. I just finished this guy up a few minutes before posting this.



This isn't even everything- I also finished up all the Blackstone Fortress bad guys and a few of the explorers, but I'm going to do a post just for that once everything is done. Up next, though, are some Lannisters from CMONs Song of Ice and Fire minis game that I told a co-worker I'd batch out for him.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Dark Angels Inceptors, and a Palate Cleanser

I finished the 3 Dark Imperium Primaris Inceptors- everybody is right, the GW flight stands for these are awful. They look pretty but I don't see how they can possibly be expected to stand up to any kind of use. At any rate, I've been painting on my Dark Angels for a while and I needed a palate cleanser, so I took one of the hero models (the Ember Mage) from my original Super Dungeon Explore set that's been sitting half painted for years and years and finished her up.

Here's some pics.



The Paladin in the background there is the only other model that's painted- yikes! Maybe I can speed-paint some of the mooks this weekend!

Until next time...

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Hellblasters, Intercessors, and Filthy Heretics

Last month I finished the Dark Imperium Intercessor squad, the Hellblasters (and ordered another squad of DI Hellblasters from eBay). I painted up some Knights of Casterly Rock from CMONs Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game for a co-worker, and I primed and basecoated the Dark Imperium traitor marines (they'll be in the same orange scheme as all my chaos dudes). I finished painting one of the 'raptor claw' Chaos Terminators, I just need to find the right blood filling for his base, and I also started on 2 squads of Devastators for my Dark Angels.

Of course, I painted the bullet babies first.

I have one final squad of Tactical Marines to build, and I guess that will be the last one I do, ever. It's pretty obvious that they just won't be usable in the game for much longer, but it seems a shame to not at least paint them and have them around for display.

Anyway, enough ruminating. Here's pictures.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Filthy Genestealer Cult Killteam

The other day I saw a tutorial for a quick, dirty, and good-looking Genestealer Cult paintscheme. Since I had the Cult Neophyte dudes from the Kill Team starter kicking around I decided to give it a shot.

It came out better than I was expecting, so I dug out some Genestealer purestrains that have been collecting dust since Battle for Macragge and painted them as Hive Fleet Leviathan to bring the list up to an even 100 points. For the very little amount of time I spent on them, I am very please with the results.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Dark Angels Primaris Intercessors



I finished the first 5 Primaris Intercessors to go with my Dark Angels. These are the basic guys from Dark Imperium, with pauldron markings from Pop Goes the Monkey on Shapeways.

Part of me wishes that I'd gone with a darker green a little closer to my Tactical Marines, but another part of me thinks that the lighter green looks better at tabletop distance. Also, I'm not sure if I should be doing more edge highlighting or just letting the airbrush handle most of the heavy lifting, like I have here. I like edge highlighting on minimarines, but the Primaris are large enough that they pick up natural highlighting from ambient light and I almost feel that for tabletop standard you don't have to go nuts.

That might just be me, though.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Kill Team Cruor Dexter

A week or two ago when the hashtag #myfirstwarhammer was going around, I got inspired to make a Kill Team using the old Marines Cruor Dexter colors (that I haven't really used since I started painting Dark Angels). I still had half-built Veterans made with the ancient metal Iron Hands upgrade pack, cut into even smaller bits to spread out the love. So using my new-ish airbrush, here is the Kill Team Cruor Dexter...

This is the leader- a standard Astartes sarge with plasma pistol and Auspex.



Here are a couple of non-specialists- a beakie with a bolt pistol chucking a grenade (as you can see, his bolter is empty, and he has an entire purity page...) and a cybered-up standard dude.



The three minimarines, before painting. You can see that I split the legs from the Iron Hands upgrade pack to get twice as many augmented guys (although in the fluff for these guys they are primarily prosthetics rather than augmetics- the result of a Dark Eldar incursion on a shrine world they were defending). I might go and finish up a whole squad of Veterans using these old guys at some point.



The last of the old-school Marines is this sniper scout. He was originally painted around 2004.



And wrapping everything up are 3 Primaris marines- 2 Reivers (Combat and Zealot) and a Primaris Lieutenant pretending he's a non-specialist Sergeant with auto bolt rifle and auspex (he probably has one in a pouch somewhere, IDK).





So that's them. I'm really pleased with how they came out- the first real group of dudes I've done more than simple basecoating on with the airbrush! The main purple is P3 Beaten Purple with edge highlights of Vallejo Warlord Purple and a wash Citadel Druchii Violet/Secret Weapon Soft Body Black mixed , the reds are Plaid Folk Art True Burgundy glazed on over some Vallejo brown leather color, and the gunmetal is P3 Pig Iron. The golds are Vallejo Liquid Metal (the old alcohol based ones).

... and I'll leave it with the guy that started the whole thing...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

April Showers Bring May Updates

So, since February I've-

-Finished that Dark Angels Rhino. The gloss clear spray that I used on it lifted and crinkled the paint underneath. I opted not to strip it and start over, but rather just accept it as a learning experience, airbrush some Vallejo Satin Poly over top, and move on.



-Added 5th Company knee markings to my Dark Angels tactical dudes.

-Finally found a good deal on an Interrogator-Chaplain Seraphicus from the "limited edition" Dark Vengeance set. He's an eBay rescue and will need a bit of love. Also in the 'eBay Rescue Box' is a plastic Interrogator-Chaplian (he's my current project to give me a break from blue-grey Dark Eldar), a command squad, and I'm also working on a magnetized standard bearer/Ancient. He's fun- I can't wait to show it off.

-I've finished up the Scourges, 2 units of Kabalites, 1 unit of Reavers, and primed and base-coated some Wyches, a unit of Hellions, a Venom, and 2 Raiders for my wife's Drukhari army. I've also got some old-school Incubi and a Beastmaster that we aren't sure what to do with.



So until next time...