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  1. A while back I experimented with some new Space Marine paint schemes and found one I liked. I just was happy with the one I had originally chosen. I finally let loose the arrow to land where it may. Now at this point I have a conundrum. Is the red bolter housing too busy; should I go with a more neutral off-black? The squad and chapter markings are going to be red, if that makes a difference.
  2. +DataRequest: HIVEFLEET\NIHILUS\LEVIATHAN\JABBERWOCKY... ... ... +INQUISITORIAL SANCTION REQUIRED.... ...=][= +ACCESS GRANTED. WELCOME BACK INQUISITOR... ++HIVE FLEET JABBERWOCKY++ Welcome to my attempt to get into the Hive. I have a small Tyranid army from a long time ago that never really got off the ground when I discovered chaos, but I've always wanted to have one. Now, 8th 9th ed, and being out of uni and having a real job means all my wishes come true. After reading the WHCommunity article on nids, and feeling some of the buzz, I went and picked up a Start Collecting! set from a GW, and then managed to score the last Brood Progenitor in stock at my FLGS. Between these and all the Tyranids that come bundled with Blood Angels boxed sets, I have a decent force to start me off. ++The Current Disposition of Hive Fleet Jabberwocky++ Leader Beasts (HQ) 'The Consuming Wraith' - Hive Tyrant Warrior Prime (1) 'The Bane of Ballan'Tar' - Neurothrope Trygon Prime (1) Tervigon Patriarch Ymgarl Strain (Genestealers) Brood Lord 'The Icharan Dread' (1) Genestealers (16) Brood Beasts (Troops) Warrior Brood (3) Termagant Brood with Fleshborers (20) Termagant Brood with Devourers (16) Hormagaunt Brood (25) Gargoyles (10) Ripper Swarm (3) Specialist Genus (Elites) Lictors (3) Zoanthrope Brood (6) Venomthrope (1) Venomthrope (1) Harassment Species (Fast Attack) Spore Mines (24) Ravener Swarm (6) A Parasite of Mortrex (1) Destroyer Beasts (Heavy Support) Hive Guard Alpha Pack - note dermal enhancements (3) Hive Guard (3) Screamer Killer (1) 'The Elder Talon' - Tyrannofex Carnifex (1) Big Bertha - Exocrine/Haruspex (1) Mawloc (1) Flyer/Transport Harpy (1) Tyrannocyte (1) The following Imperial forces have lost troops and materiels to the onslaught of the Hive Fleet Leviathan Tendril designated 'Jabberwocky': The Blood Angels; The Grey Lizards; Drukhari Raiding Force; Custodes; The Emperor's Children; Cadians; Orks Imperial Knights My big grey pile of Nids to paint ------------------- Original First Post My initial messing around with schemes, which are spoilered below if anyone wants to see I ended up settling on the blue skin, white carapace scheme, but with a little purple in the recesses. Currently to my name, I have a painted Hormagaunt, Warrior and Ripper Swarm. Thanks for looking!
  3. Hello and welcome to my "other" projects plog:) Being a Blood Angel at heart I usually reside down deep in the Blood Angels sub-forum where I keep my 5th Company Daemonbanes work thread. But as I'm in a hobby for several years now, it's inevitable that some stuff that is not necessarily red-armored comes to my desk. So I've decided to create a separate slow WIP thread here for all that "other" stuff. Hope you enjoy! Things done: Assassins: - Eversor Assassin (below) - Callidus Assassin - Culexus Assassin - Death Cult Assassin (1) Sisters of Battle: - Battle Sisters squad (5) Inquisition: - Inquisitor Nicolau d'Salas - Imperial Navigator (Espern Locarno) - Tech-savant (Larsen van der Grauss) To start off, here is my Eversor Assassinorum agent:
  4. "You are the will of the Emperor. You are the bitter hate of the Lord Commander. You are the fire that the Primogenitors keep close, unleashed upon the enemy. You are the quick blade, the sniper's shot, the hidden hunters. You are the Riven- and worlds will tremble beneath your feet." - Commander Morrigar (later Chapter Master Morrigar), at the battle of Novus Neptu <<<Astropathic duct ready.... Receiving.... ....WARNING...Inquisition Eyes Only...>>> Adeptus Astartes Chapter: The Riven Founding: Ultima Geneseed: [ERROR- Data corrupted] Chapter homeworld: Fleet-based, currently thought to be in Imperium Nihilus Chapter colors: Dark green, bronze trim Chapter emblem: A broken shield Chapter tactics: Urban combat specialty, infiltration/elimination of command elements Summary of Chapter- The Riven are an Ultima Founding chapter, comprised entirely of Primaris Space Marines. Presumed to be descended from the Ultramarines (records are inconclusive/corrupted), the Riven have fought alongside the Ultramarines throughout the Indomitus Crusade. The chapter specializes in urban combat, sending out first wave attacks comprised of infiltrators and saboteurs to destabilize and destroy enemy command posts and defensive emplacements. After the first wave has accomplished its goals, the second wave descends on the target. Infantry-heavy attacks are lead by melee specialist and backed by marine-portable heavy weaponry. The Riven have shown some variance in codex structure, though not enough to be considered fully divergent. Their companies utilize Vanguard specialists in an equal ratio to traditional infantry squads like Intercessors. The Riven's heavy armour is limited (note- possible issues with Mechanicus?), so their heavier weaponry is generally regulated to squads such as Eradicators, Aggressors, and light vehicles such as the Invader ATV. In keeping with their long associations with the Ultramarines, many members of the Riven have received Ultramarine honour badges and commendations. The Riven also contribute to the legendary Victrix Guard of the Ultramarines, sending off the finest members of their veteran honour guard to serve with their brother chapter.
  5. This is where I'll post stuff for my Aeldari of all persuasions. I've been working on the Anger & Arrogance event, so let's start this thread with my latest vow (#5 for those keeping track). Vow 5 I'm also considering how to paint future craft world models. I've extended my galaxy pattern to wave serpents so think new craft world faction is in the works. I'm leaning towards gray with teal accents. I tried purple and daemonette hide, but didn't get the look I wanted. I've got a bunch of stuff including: the new combat patrol a guardians box a rangers box 2 boxes of banshees an autarch box On the drukhari side, I've got one and a half combat patrols to paint. I am not pleased with my prior custodes color scheme, so am looking to use a complement to the craftworld colors - possibly teal with orange or light blue highlights.
  6. As most of you know by now, Photobucket has decided to block the picture of its users if they don't pay the ridiculous ransom of 400$/month. I should be happy they did this when I'm fairly new with my Consecrators, so I can do the rest of my log with the B&C-Gallery without losing too much progress. I won't bother to salvage my log about my Green Dark Angels, that one is lost forever. Good thing I'm not that proud about those models. So here are the models that are currently finished. Further project will surely follow. Tactical Squad with Plasma Tactical Squad with Melta Tactical Squad with Flamer Cataphractii Terminator with Lightning Claws Contemptor Dreadnought Leviathan Siege Dreadnought
  7. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WAAAAGH!!! and hello! I'm toaae* and I've got an addiction to Orks! This thread has been a long time coming, and I'm excited to share my greenskins with this fine board. I use to have a blog here on the B&C when we had an actual blog system, and I found it hugely helpful in maintaining motivation and helping encourage my own creative thoughts. I hope to use this thread to serve the same purpose. I’ve been in 40k since 2003, and I’ve been collecting Orks since 2012. I’ve not managed to complete a lot in that time, as I was in and out of the hobby a lot, but with 8th being a smashing hit in my book, I’m all in for the first time since 5th edition. I’ve recently wrapped up my new Blood Angels project, and have even cut it short so I could get back to painting ORKS!! First off, some pictures of my orks. I’ve completed 51 models, I think, and I have more in various states of progress. From my display cabinet: That is 10 grots, 37 shoota boyz, 2 nobz, pictured here: 3 Big shoot boyz, here: and a rokkit boy, who will be the rookie of an upcoming tankbustas mob: Some pictures of random boyz and the grots: Orks are my magnum opus, and I plan to explore and grow in painting them to the best of my ability. So, what to expect? Well, I've got this new airbrush I've only just started using, so I'm going to be re-learning how to paint orks using that. I'm working on the fluff of my Warboss, which is turning out to also encapsulate future SoB, Mechanicus, IG, and Necron armies. And I cannot wait to start working on kitbashing hoards of vehicles. I wanna share my love for this hobby and this faction, and this thread will be the nexus of that. Without further adieu, the first post: ETL 6 is upon us, and this is my vow: Before I start that, I have 5 AoBR boyz to test the airbrush on. I hope to have those done tomorrow or Wednesday, to get a feel of what I can expect to accomplish with that tool for this vow. *=The Only Allies Are Enemies, a screen name I took from the back of the Starcraft CD case in 1998 for my battle.net username, and have used since.
  8. This is my Crusade Thread; basically a mix of kitbashes, painting logs, battle reports and short story pieces, chonologing the growth of my home-grown crusade. Hope you enjoy something amongst all the nonsense BIG EDIT: Photobucket broke all my pictures... they are back up again, but not sure if this is permanent. In the meantime, here is my library in case you really want to see anything particular: http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/matzeke/library/?sort=3&page=1 First, some background info on the crusade: (For WIP, scroll down to pictures) The brethren of what is now known as the Renascibilitas Crusade were thought lost by their fellow templars when their flotilla vanished into the warp while pursuing a particularly destructive pirate fleet of twisted Eldar sadists, after a long and bitter campaign to push the Xenos back. After many years had passed, the return of these missing brothers came as a surprise. More surprising was their reluctance to discuss exactly where they had been, or why their numbers had dwindled. This information was deemed only for the ears of the high marshal himself. Since their return, the fiery and stoic force have remained distinct from some of their younger and more excitable chapter-brothers. Nevertheless, they demonstrate an unswerving loyalty to the will of the Emperor, and hold strong to some clear truths: The Emperor is the single greatest triumph of mankind and loyalty to him and his design is their highest priority. The Emperor's wisdom is to be respected. He chose to employ certain sanctioned psychic individuals to further his great goals, yet he decreed that his loyal marines should be free from that great burden and temptation. Those battle-brothers who have forgotten this are derided and scorned publicly, and rarely trusted or tolerated on the battlefield. 'Friendly' warning shots have been fired, as have less-friendly ones. This suspicion extends to all pyskers to some degree, but while essential tools of the imperium (astropaths etc) are tolerated within strict boundaries, the reckless use of battle-psykers means that inquisitors and librarians are viewed as one step away from the Xenos and the Heretic. This hasn't stopped the pragmatic leadership of the crusade from working with various chapters, inquisitors and members of the ecclesiarchy, but more than one ally has found that the templars can be fickle in their support. The crusade brothers are closely bonded themselves, likely due to their unspoken experiences in their missing years. As an old brotherhood, they remember the old ways, and the emperors truth. They respect the greatest man to have walked the galaxy, ritualising and dramatising their faith in his mind and design. They crusade in the name of man, not of a god. Their faith and zeal burns bright, a cleansing flame in the dark.
  9. So, this is my first thread here on the B&C and for it I'll be documenting progress on my latest army, the Alpha Legion (30k) So here goes nothing: First up my Praetor Now the autocannons: Thanks for taking the time to look, C&C welcome Apologies for poor quality, only camera I have is my phone
  10. "lost in the warp for 11 years" EDIT: Obviously i have made this my Black Templars WIP/PLOG... so enjoy /EDIT I already made a post in new members, but I feel I need to report directly to the fortress monastery! Hello y'all. I have played black Templar since 1999. Shut it down in about 2004 with the dissolution of my immediate circle of gamers. Getting back into it now. So I've been lurking for a while on this board. Y'all have given me a lot of inspiration. I will be rebuilding my crusade. With the acquisition of 2 tactical boxes, 2. BT upgrade boxes and a stern guard box folded into my existing forces I intend to build 4 crusader squads. For lack of better terms 2 shooty and 2 choppy. Fully 9 initiate and one sword brethren The shooty squads will have bolters, a heavy bolter, a special weapon and the sb will have a matching combi weapon and power sword all in a rhino. The choppy squads will have 5 neophytes with, 9 initiates and a sb, all with bp/cs except imbedded power fist special weapon and sb with power sword and matched combibolter. Both in their compulsory LRC. Leaving room for an HQ in the LRC. I will have 6 sword brethren built all with power swords and combi weapons. 2 plasma, 2 melta and 2 flamer. Also 6 special weapon initiates, 2 each of plasma, melta, and flamer. Seeing a pattern? Plan is to move in matched combo and special to the appropriate squad depending on my enemy. Throw in 2 HQ, i have several Marshalls chaplains techmarine and emperor's champion. Should be a fun fluffy army. Sadly almost everyone I saw at the local 40k night were playing marines which will get old, and require I declare any "loyalist" opponents excommunicate traitoris before the match... Lol Almost forgot, I have a predator, some land speeders, enough initiates for a devastator squad with 4 missile launchers, and a dreadnaught all for support... Guess I need anti air cus that is a thing now...
  11. What happens when the warden realizes that he too is a prisoner? *** Salvete, fratres! I finally decided to stop lurking and got around to making an account... This project is the result of a lot of things; I picked up Dark Vengeance last year for the chaos side, then realized I didn't know what to do with the Chosen, then realized I really like Possessed. While deciding on what to do with them, I ended up split between making them Emperor's Children or Word Bearers (or, briefly, painting it all black and calling them Fallen--I might still do a few of these). A year, a couple handfuls of Dark Angels, and far too many papers on chivalric romance later, I settled on a color scheme and a vague backstory for my spiky dudes. So, now I've decided to put a little effort forth and try and document the process. Expect a lot of rambling. Renegades seemed like a natural choice; as much as I love the IIIrd and IVth, the legions, I think, come with too much baggage from the Long War. As an aside, I think this is part of why the Badab War is so compelling; besides being essentially a blank slate, it's far enough removed from the grand existential melodrama of "Chaos vs Humanity" that it leaves room to imagine more human motivations. Enter the Knights of the Veiled Rose, a merry band of loons, zealots, and thugs united only by their common devotion to their Lady, an enigmatic yet charismatic warp presence who lurks in the far corners of the galaxy. I imagine them to be the result of the natural accumulation of followers accrued by a galaxy-spanning pilgrimage. This is as much due to my fondness for roadtrip stories and collecting odd models and not doing anything with them as it is actual backstory. *** Pictured: Unknown heretic marine bearing the Carcerators heraldry, ca. 522.M38 + Carcerators chapter [PERDITAS] + ++ Founding [M35] ++ ++ Geneseed [unknown//??Suspected V Legion] ++ ++ Homeworld [Carcere V] ++ + History + The Carcerators were founded in the wake of the successful Rosalis Crusade to watch over the newly prosperous Carcere system and its neighbors in the newly-dubbed subsector. Such were the hopes for this chapter that they received a number of rare suits of Heresy-era armor as relics from their parent chapter. The chapter quickly proved itself in service to the Imperium in several campaigns against xenos incursions. Dour and dutifully-minded, the Carcerators became experts in fighting in cramped quarters and fast, fluid operations. Records attribute this to their tradition of training scouts in the dense underhives of the penal world of Carcere IV. The Carcere system was one of many the Imperium lost contact with during the Age of Apostasy. Exactly what transpired in those lost years when the chapter was cut off from the Imperium is known only to a few--and none of them are of the mind to tell. When the interfering warp storms receded, the Carcere system was one of the rare few that had degraded little, owing to its close contact with its neighbors and tight, productive supply chains. When Imperial emissaries arrived, however, the Carcerators had not been seen in over a decade. Care of their domain has since been transferred to the Angels of Vigilance. + Customs and Rites + The rite of the Hunt served as an opportunity for the chapter's neophytes to prove themselves. When it was time for the Hunt, neophytes would be joined by veterans of the chapter in small cadres. Together, they would hunt the most dangerous outcasts and mutants in the depths of Carcere IV. The ritual still exists, albeit in a corrupted form. Where once it was an honorable rite, the privilege of warriors to hone their skills, it is now the domain of those highest in the Lady's favor--those most willing to lose themselves to mindless savagery. To their prey, however, it makes very little difference. + The Lady + One of the numerous minor warp entities that haunt the lonely reaches of the galaxy, the nature of the entity known as the Lady is elusive and manifold--even those initiated in the deepest mysteries have only submerged themselves in the shallowest reaches of the abyss that is Her embrace. To devote oneself to the Lady is to abandon the self and surrender fully to the truest, basest elements of the soul. In battle, the Knights make no boasts or challenges, for they have nothing to prove to their enemy; the slaughter they inflict is enough. The Possessed of the warband--those most esteemed warriors who have communed with and become entwined with fragments of the Lady--wander in a blissful trance until the call of the hunt is sounded; daemonic flesh and plasteel jolt to life in an instant, keening howls fill the air, and the host surges forth with preternatural speed and ferocity. + Combat Doctrine + A significant divergence noted by allies who fought beside them is deployment of Terminator suits and shieldbearer veterans embedded in tactical squads. The chapter's scout companies were used aggressively to harry opponents, herding them into killzones. Survivors from raids across the galaxy report a similar role being played by the warband's baying packs of Possessed. Their battle tactics are even more varied now, having incorporated dozens of smaller warbands, each with their own approach to warfare. Additionally, due to their preference for rapid attack and frequent raids by spacefaring Xenos, the chapter was noted to have an air support wing of above average quality. Since they took to the warp on their great pilgrimage, their air wing has been further bolstered by heretic machines and daemon engines.
  12. Whispers stir deep in Segmentum Obscurus. In the dark hives of Mordia...in the halls of the Naval Academies of Cypra Mundi... The rumors grow. Ships have disappeared, far from the Cicatrix Maledictum's known borders. There are stories of lost outposts and planets decimated by rusted, ghostly figures of steel and bronze. The Imperium's worlds lie quiet. The people pray to the God-Emperor. Rumors wind through the courts of the Necron dynasties. Nobles brood on the threat of the Haunted Legions. These Necrons are unburdened by memory, or even by soul. The murmurs of Crypteks of all stripes in quiet conferences echo through the halls. What do they discuss? The Sarkoni Emperor, the former Master Program that has become so much more. Minor tombworlds lost; their resources and populations fuel for the Severed's plans. A rising chorus of dismay and horror swirl in the Empire of the Severed. The Master Program, the Sarkoni Emperor, the Gestalt-Lord, has awakened and cast its eye upon the galaxy. The galaxy is unworthy. Rusted legions of warriors. Mindless Nobles. Hovering Destroyers. Corrupted Crypteks and their Canopek thralls. All march in obedient, ghostly silence.
  13. Having been barely keeping up with the hobby for several years, Indomitus reignited my passion for 40k last year, so I decided to try to actually build a force. This time it will be Primaris space marines, but still my beloved 3rd Company of the Ultramarines. The plan is to build the complete company, including officers and attached specialists and a dreadnought, plus a ten-man Deathwatch kill team, and such a project needs a fresh thread, so here I am. In terms of bulding the company, I will be dividing it into combat squads, to avoid becoming overwhelmed or bored, and alternate those with Deathwatchers and officers, so that it will go Combat Squad > Deathwatch > Combat Squad > Officer > Combat Squad > Deathwatch... and so on. This should offer a decent balance between progress and sameness of models. I started an Intercessor veteran sergeant (the 30th anniversary model) as a one-off before I decided to make a full army, so I decided to finish him before doing the rest of the combat squad. If you visit the Ultramarines subforum, you may have seen him, but here he is again with one of the Necrons the 3rd is fighting: The Necron is really just a color scheme test model, not the start of an army, any time soon at least. The rest of Combat Squad Ardias is in progress, with their bodies only needing cleanup: The bolt rifle arms are coming along too, I just need to highlight the black and tidy up everything before gluing them on. Then it's just the other arms, backpacks and heads and then finishing touches. Of course, an Intercessor squad isn't the end of it. I have plenty of plans for all the squads and in particular the command cadre. I don't feel like typing out all the minute details of my plan that I've spent the last nine months overthinking, so for now I will just finish off with something black for now:
  14. I swore that the day I actually had a fully completed unit for my Blood Angel army that they would get a WIP page. Ten plus years after I started collecting Blood Angels I have finally produced a fully modeled, painted, and based unit. Yes, ten years and four different paint schemes (Flesh Tearers, Knights of Blood, Ugly Home Brew, and Current). I present for your consideration, the BA successor chapter Hands of Sacrifice (not sold on the name yet, just the idea). HoS are based around the mythos of sacrifice, starting with Sanguinius ultimate sacrifice which then allowed the Emperor to defeat Horus. This is partly an ironic choice because in my gaming circle this army is known as my 'Fail Angels' due to the astonishingly bad rolls I have suffered while playing them. The basic paint scheme is a pure white tinted slightly with diluted Sepia wash (a bright bone color) on the whole body, metalic bronze trimming and ornamentation, and wazdaka red for the right hand weapon, arm, and shoulder pad. The red arm represents sacrifice and honors the last action of the Primarch, reminding every brother what they strive for and the ultimate price that must be paid. Death Company are painted entirely red with their right arm being painted black, representing brothers who are making their final sacrifice to attain redemption. The following represent the units I have that have been completed. I have several dreadnoughts, terminators, tacticals, and characters already painted but they are not yet based. Jump Captain & two squads of Intercessors Sorry about the image quality. Between my phone, my drop box, my computer, and my upload things seem to have gotten very small and fuzzy.
  15. Hi all, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster on here. I'm starting a new project, trying to finish a Night Lords army after just finishing reading the first book in the Night Lords series (and being a fan of the Night Lords from the 30k books). I'm posting here as I'm kinda doing this as a secret project, I don't want any of my friends I play against to know anything about these Night Lords until they hit the board in their fully painted gory glory! But I still want to get some feedback as I'm going, so thought why not post them up on here? I've started out by doing a single terminator: Its my first time painting anything like the lightning on Night Lords' armour, so hopefully it'll start looking better as I get more practice in. I'm also trying to go for a trench/no man's land style for the bases as I know one of the armies my Night Lords will be facing will be a Krieg army. So yeah, any comments or tips would be appreciated!
  16. Hello all! I've been away from the hobby for a year or two as my family grew and I explored a new career path. This COVID quarantine has given me the opportunity to take some time for myself and jump back in! I bought some refreshed hobby supplies before the stores closed along with the Space Marine Vanguard box to start. I started out in the hobby back with the Battle for Macragge box set and proceeded to build a custom chapter of purple and gold space marines. I was a kid with no money, so the paint schemes are....cobbled together from whatever cheap paints I had access to. I have a good number of my purple and gold marines, but that collection is haphazard at best. When I hit college I took a jaunt to the xenos side, and started my Necron army. I love those skelly boys, but they aren't getting a lot of love these days. I couldn't resist the lure of the new primaris hotness forever, so here we are. When deciding what chapter I wanted to create this time, there was no doubt in my mind that it was going to be the Emperor's favorite thieves sons, the Blood Ravens! I've been a big DoW fan for over a decade, I still go back and play 1 and 2 from time to time. I grabbed some new contrast paints and did some paint tests and got to work. +++ The Plan +++ I've got the Vanguard box set and the Primaris half of Dark Imperium on order from ebay. I'm going to test out contrast paints, develop a consistent paint scheme across a unified army, and by the time quarantines are over I should have a respectable Blood Ravens force to expand upon. At some point I will consider returning to my marinelets and stripping some crappy paint jobs / refurbishing some poorly built and painted vehicles. I've also got an unopened box of Space Hulk, and some reappropriated suits of Terminator armor in Blood Ravens livery seems delightfully thematic. +++ Goals +++ To achieve a consistent, tabletop-ready look across an entire army To deepen my understanding of and skill with various miniature painting techniques To be able to start playing games of 40K again by Summer 2021, when I move for hopefully the last time in a while. +++ The Work +++ So truth be told I'm about two weeks into this process already. I'll use the rest of this post to document my progress thus far. First thing I did was experiment with contrast paint. I tested a couple different reds on some old bits of sprue before deciding to go with Fleshtearers Red. It's a little darker and I like the tone against the black and bone shoulders. I painted a couple infantry models and an eliminator to see what the combination of green, bone, black, and red looked like. I followed Duncan's tutorials for lenses, for shoulder pauldrons, and for free handing the Blood Ravens sigil. Here's the first result: I'm generally pleased with how the contrast paint came out. I'm using Americana craft acrylics thinned down for the eyes and then glazing with Tamiya clear green on the lenses, I think it's coming out pretty great. I'll use this green on all scopes and screens as well moving forward. There is some variable shine on the models, but I'll solve that with a matte varnish I've ordered at this point to be delivered. I'm very pleased with how the Blood Ravens freehand came out (thanks Duncan!), but after a couple of these, I'm forced to admit that it isn't exactly uniform. I find some blood ravens transfers on ebay and order those as well, and I find Tigurius Omnis Arcanum's blood angels on google images for some inspiration. I plan to use his pauldron layout with some micron pens in addition to decals once they're delivered. In the meantime I move on to finishing my eliminators squad since they have minimal pauldrons exposed. A little liquid plastic putty from Vallejo helps me shore up the cracks in the cloaks, but after some ink washes I'm pleased with the result. These haven't been sealed in matte varnish yet either, but the one I've tested it on I've found the varnish dulls down the cloaks ever so slightly for a pleasing result. And a quick look at sarge's pauldron, the only one exposed: I'll note here that after 15+ years in the hobby, this is the first time I bothered to acquire a pin drill and drill my barrels. I have to admit...it makes a huge difference.
  17. “Last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship.....” Unknown author, Terra, M2 http://bolterandchainsword.com/uploads/gallery/album_11487/gallery_87021_11487_81459.jpeg “Brothers, fellow warriors, We have sat in the shadows and have watched our legion descend into madness. We have endured the uncontrolled rage of our so called father. We have been shunned for our enduring loyalty to the emperor, banished to the corners of the galaxy to seek and destroy terrors that stalk the night. But our loyalty runs deeper, we lay down our lives for a vision vast in its ambition and millennia in its creation. A vision that is threatened by the actions of one who we once recognised as warmaster. It is clear to us now, that Horus has rebelled against the imperium. His reasoning is unclear but our gene father stands by his side, the loyal remnants of our legion lie slaughtered on the sands of Istvaan III. But we will not succumb to this heresy, and we will bring honour back to the name of our legion! We are shunned because we are feared and rightly so, for our fury comes from a deeper well, natural, innate, not manufactured by a fools design. We will endure and we will exact vengeance for those loyal to the XIIth, those murdered on Istvaan. For the emperor!” Endryd Haar. Extracts taken from a speech to loyal members of the XIIth legion under his command. M32. ——————————————— Greetings fellow warriors! Welcome to my new WIP log, I was intending to finish my iron hands and alpha legion projects before embarking on this, but my desire to start a new project has overcome my ability to focus. I’ve always found following what you enjoy in the hobby, rather than forcing yourself to do something you “should” do is more productive in the end! Ever since we saw the first images of betrayal and the models that accompanied the release, I have always wanted to start a world eaters force. The Typhon in glorious blue and white was such an awesome sight to behold! Even before that, I remember reading various index astartes articles about the traitor legions before their fall to chaos. Alas, I was distracted by bringing my 40k iron hands into the 30k universe and more recently by the beautiful metallic alpha legion airbrushed paint schemes. But now I return to what first drew me into the heresy, the XIIth legion. I’m a loyalist at heart (I know, I know), and reading about Endryd Haars background really got me inspired to produce a loyalist world eater force. He has so much character and the mystery of his background is intriguing. He is also a force to be reckoned with on the tabletop..... So this is the start of my loyalist world eater blog, with a twist. I will be using the blackshield rules to represent the force on the table. The Chymeriae rules (option 3: Fleet, fear and rage) really represent them well, still ferocious but subtlety different to their world eater kin and distrusted by everyone around them (no allies). I also couldn’t resist the modelling opportunity of having marines wielding chain axes and shotguns! I aim to slowly build a 2000 point list, which you can peruse here: http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/361713-blackshields-endryd-haar/?do=findComment&comment=5472970 The force will be modelled and painted in the time just after Nuceria and the legions reorganisation after the discovery of Angron. So they will be painted in the blue and white of the XIIth legion. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am! Cadmus.
  18. The Flesh is Weak "Logic is the key to victory. It guides us, forms our thoughts. To think otherwise is heresy." - Iron Chaplain Josphuus Naehr Hey everyone! Going to be editing this in the future with batreps, list concepts, build & paint jobs as well as my random thoughts on Iron Hands. I will also have separate links here that spread out to other important topics throughout B&C and other websites as I gather them to keep them located in one place. As I said I'll be doing a lot of editing to get this post up to Iron Hands standards over the next few weeks/months. I hope to share my journey towards the machine with all of my friends and brothers, and even some xenos, in the future. http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/bl.php?text=Completed%20Miniatures&fontsize=25&bg=151203 http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/bl.php?text=Battle%20Reports&fontsize=25&bg=151203 http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/bl.php?text=Tacticas&fontsize=25&bg=151203 http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/bl.php?text=Important%20Links&fontsize=25&bg=151203 Iron Hands List Ideas Blue Steel Paint Guide (Deathwatch Steel) - GW Paint Series Painting Black - By Darren Latham (Units) Painting Black - By Darren Latham (Characters) Painting Faces - By Darren Latham (Characters) Painting Ice Bases - By MarcoFrisoniNJM
  19. Hello everyone, this is my very first attempt at modeling and painting so please give me as much advice as you can. I am honestly a little hesitant to post after looking through everyone else's WIP, so please be gentle . I am currently working on some Atlantian Spears, which is a minor footnote successor chapter to the Blood Angels. Their main claim to fame is not answering the call to return to Baal, and having a major emphasis placed on their Librarians. I chose them accidentally, I was trying to make Space Sharks and my attempts at a sea green/gray tinged armor ended up a much brighter teal than I expected. So a quick google search led me to the Spears, and I thought "screw it, let's go for that then". I had the push together marines from the Recruit edition starter box, and they are all painted except for one last guy (the only one without a helmet, which is intimidating me into putting it off lol). So this is my group from the recruit box https://imgur.com/H22TfYT https://imgur.com/ykrJAdD https://imgur.com/8nS5rGS https://imgur.com/rwlwikF https://imgur.com/050vGDd https://imgur.com/050vGDd https://imgur.com/ChozWEF I know they are very rough, but I am torn about whether I should try to go back and touch them up or if they are too chunky looking as it is. I had issues with trying to thin my paints, I could never get the ratio right and it seemed far too watery and light, so I'd end up going back over it not thinned at all to try and fill in the gaps. Which leads me to my next group, I started painting and was instantly hooked, so I already picked up a box of Primaris Intercessors and started to prime them as well. I enjoyed modeling them a lot as well, the recruit edition was push fit and very specific on what goes where so when I opened this box and realized I could just go crazy making them however I wanted I had a blast. https://imgur.com/2UjrlCf This is some of my Intercessors after 1 coat of white Vallejo primer. I was actually curious because I could never tell how primed I needed it to be. This is after 1 coat and I feel like it's still way too gray, but my first batch took 3 coats until I thought it looked right and I'm wondering if that's part of the reason they are so chunky looking. For comparison, here is the last of my squad from the starter set with 3 coats of primer on him, which I feel like looks way better but I am going into this completely blind so I may be doing everything wrong lol. https://imgur.com/6PKKP9g Well, that's all I have right now, comments and criticisms are more than welcome! Like I said, I went into this completely blind, I watched two or three Duncan videos just to get some ideas but for the most part I just went for it. My main questions right now if anyone could help me out are 1.) Are my coats too thick? Everyone keeps saying "thin your paints" but I've never gotten a clear explanation of how EXACTLY to do that? I've been dipping my brush in my wash cup and tapping it dry on a paper towel, but it seems like it still makes the paint way too runny. 2.) Where does everyone land on the primer? 1 coat? 2 coats? Until it's completely white? Or just enough that the paint holds to it? 3.) Did I mess up by gluing them to their bases before painting them? I may try to paint around their feet but I know it won't be pretty lmao. Thanks everyone, I know they're rough looking but I'm honestly loving the hobby and I personally can tell a big improvement with each new model I make. Hopefully a few more months of practice and I won't be causing all of you pros physical pain having to look at what I've done
  20. Hi there! I would like to share my "works in progress". I'm not a very skilled painter or modeler but I enjoy it !!! I'll start with my "Rhino" as I develop the free-hand decoration Averland sunset for the yellow Balthasar gold and gehena's gold for the golden Some more gehena's gold layers will be coming, some black linningto define the patron Some lights with ushabti bone for the yellow and Runefang Steelfor the parts that will be on top and some agrax earthshade and seraphin's sepia for the shadows under. Any coments sugenstions and construct criticism are wellcome!
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