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  1. Hi All! I have not ventured into this forum much despite owning a few Inquisitors, I usually keep them more aligned with my IG collection and WIP as they generally don't have their own retinue. I had been holding out for a dedicated Custodes subforum and now with the release of the new FW Beta rules for ALL the units I've decided now is the time to start this thread. I do have a fairly reasonable collection so far, albeit mostly unpainted. I blame that on deciding to go with the Solar Watch colour scheme... The guys have sooo much detail... I do think it is worth it in the end. My hobby goals for this year are to finish some random guard projects I haven't completed and then focus on getting a painted and playable Custodes army. Some pic's of my collection so far My initial purchase I actually have Trajann at a semi decent TT quality, but apparently not uploaded any pics of him yet I've built most my bikes! Although I do have 1-2? boxes left to build since I did these... My first bike and scheme testing, Vallejo colours helped me achieve the ivory and gold I wanted The Terminators are possibly some of my most favourite models in 40k atm And this is essentially my only fully painted model in a year or so of collecting... My xmaspresent from last year Which is now doubly so thanks for FW's release today! He's already washed, ready to assemble and magnetise Over the long weekend last week I managed to build 10 Custodians to finish of my battalion requirement I already had assembled and magentised 1 box, these guys I didn't bother with Local store had a 40-50% clearance sale on GW the other week picked up some more models that I probably didn't need... Hopefully will order some of the new Venatari soon too Having finally kicked off this thread, I hope it spurs me more to finish this army sooner! And for those wondering
  2. This is thread I am going to show what I am doing in the hobby, and what I have done. It will be all Chaos related, mostly Iron Warriors which is my main army, but also some Death guard, in an Iron warrior scheme, some depraved daemons, and the odd knight or two. More to come in the future. Cpt.Danjou
  3. Hey all. Some of you may recognise me making a nuisance of myself over in the Adeptus Mechanicus forum. I have a load of Tech Priests coloured green. Orks are my other green, walker heavy army. Since I've got quite a lot of pictures I am not going to flood the "Show me what you've got" page with pictures, I will post a project log of my work so far. My Ork force wasn't painted to as high a standard as my Mechanicus but hopefully people will find what I've made so far interesting. First up is my Warboss. He is painted in the same style as my rank and file, but he gets to embellish some of his wargear since he's in charge. The sandy yellow and blue stripes were inspired by the 2nd edition codex. The grey urban camo in spots is because I'm a glutton for paint-related punishment. I love this model. I'm just a little sad that the belt fed bullets are a bit to fragile for a gaming piece. Next up is my Deff Dread. This is possibly the first of many. I went for a bit of a dramatic scene on the base, it was good fun trying to get the pose how I liked it. I've got a Big Mek here. He was an experiement with GW metallic, I had quite a bit of fun trying out techniques that I have now completely forgotten how to replicate. When I started my Mechanicus army I kept a notebook to describe the ways I painted various effects. I might do that when I get round to my Orks again. A Warboss, because one Warboss isn't enough to start an entertaining squabble. I've got a 10-strong unit of Stormboys, here are the most interesting three. I have more boxes of Stormboys to bolster the unit, but making them match the first batch will prove tricky. Note here that the camo scheme is reversed on the Stormboys, blue with tan stripes.
  4. Hi, Can anyone suggest any easily available (UK) paints that resemble the old citadel armour wash? This one: It’s very thin but very dark and grippy, and colours more of the surface than say Nuln oil, which is more watery and runs into the recesses more, leaving a lot more of the original colour on the raised areas. The armour wash is also ever so slightly metallic, giving the black a nice sheen. I used it to paint my Raven Guard infiltrators but I only have the one 25-year-old pot and am worried I won’t have enough for future projects. To give you an idea of what I need, here’s some of my marines: See the colour of the guns? That’s what the whole model looked like before I armour washed it. That’s the effect I want to create. Any suggestions welcome!
  5. Hello fellow princeps! Having finally gotten an account in this vibrant community, I guess it's only appropriate to start by showing off some miniature goodness. I have a personal compulsion to convert everything to make it unique, even if only slightly, and a Titan Legio would be no exception. Legio Favilla, the Ashen Gods, are not a frontline battle Legio as such, originally developed for more sombre purposes of acting as final arbitrators of imperial justice for civilizations that resisted too vehemently. Theirs was an unenviable lot, from a sane point of view, to descend in flames to wipe whole worlds' inhabitants from existence until no shred of memory remained. "Imperator Domine, in cinere dona eis requiem" - Lord Emperor, grant peace for their ashes. They've often marched alongside the XIV legion Astartes, with whom they share a grim and humorless attitude towards advancing the great efforts of the Imperium. Currently I'm up at 2 Warlords, 3 Reavers, 4 Warhounds and 10 Knights of some varieties built with some more in boxes or being eyed on the shelves. AT hits just the right buttons, plastic crack train has no brakes Paintingwise, trying out NMM for the first time in any seriousness was a spur of the moment decision that came about as I was starting the first Warlord. Using metallic paints just didn't feel right on this scale, so I went with a more expressive and less realistic style to try and capture some of that sweet, heavy atmosphere of baroque paintings, stepping out of their frames and striding into the furious, mad symphony of war. I apologize for phone pictures, future updates should have an actual system camera behind them from now on. The grand smurf of the order, Iudex Ultionis - The Judge of Vengeance, first to fall from the heavens horns blaring. Here he is, guiding the little lambs to slaughter like a good shepherd. I'll eventually get around to take proper pics of them too. The second lord, Memento Mori - reminder for the opposition of their own mortal frailty. His base will have a despairing soldier staring up, gun fallen from slack fingers. Reavers underway: Aurora Terribilis - the Terrifying Dawn, last gasp of regret the enemy has before their doom and Damnatio Memoriae - fate of those destined to be swept off from the collective memory of the galaxy. First Reaver to get ready: Ruina Superborum - the Ruin of the Haughty, that which inevitably follows for the fools who dared to resist the bearers of the Aquila. What is a Legio without its loyal Hounds of war? Let them run and dance in the ashes. Edax Rerum - (like Time) Who Devours All. Echo Dolorum - the Echo of Sorrows. Occisor Spesi - Murderer of Hope. Cineres Immensi - the Vast Ashes. And some Cerastus waiting their turn. Acherons' flamers were converted from Warhound's Inferno Cannons, fits nicely I find. Cor aut mors, brethren!
  6. Since we seems to lake a thread about discussing how to make our traitor members of Loyalist Legions or loyalists members of Traitor Legions. There are lots of other threads where the discussion have appeared but more as a derailing or side discussions. So here we have a thread for explicit talking about how to make you Traitor Ultramarines stand out from their Loyalist brothers, or your Loyalist Night Lords form their traitors and cowards kin on the other side. And how to explain their existance. With that said, here are links to some of the threads where this discussion have happened before: Will poste some of the thoughts and suggestions from those threads here later.
  7. I've been a long time lurker on here (since 2007 I believe) and finally grew some stones and signed up properly. I'm using this thread to document my return to 40k after not touching anything for 17 years. What will follow is my slow progress on my own Astartes chapter; the Ardent Swords. First up will be the chapter master and honour. The chapter master is still waiting for some bits to arrive so he'll probably be postponed to January at this rate. Hope you all enjoy watching my journey back into the grim darkness. First up; the honour guard. These chaps are built on the reiver base with extra bits stuck on. First time doing hand transplants with these guys and was more fiddly than expected.
  8. As the title says! Are you in the process of, or planning to get any new units ready for your Sons of Magnus for 10th edition? Getting them ready to use from the start, or waiting to see what th datacards look like? My 2023 goals include Magnus the Red, so I'm hoping the datacards do him justice, I'll be breaking that box open soon!
  9. Hi all So I started a WIP thread on my Mordians in the Forge section because it was being swamped by those over zealous pompous astartes. http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/317558-mordian-painting-project/ Someone suggested I post here too. To avoid double posting I thought I would focus more on the tourament I will be entering with it with just the occasion shout out when I've updated the original thread. Quick background started with Mordians back in 3rd before taking a long (15yr) break. Had about 30 odd mordians and some praetorians. Since then I have picked up another 30-40 odd. I've stripped off my 3rd ed paints and the paint from the models I bought and will be updating their scheme to fit with 7th ed. The tournament is only 750pt single allied detachment FOC (no formations). So I am using it as an excuse to get all my mordians done even though I wont use them all. The tournament will be 3 games and scoring consists of primary marker objectives, secondary [bRB] malestrom and tertiary points based on kill point differential as well as the usual 3 suspects from the main rule book. The list I have in mind is Lord Commissar w/ m. bombs Primaris Psyker ML2 1 PCS w/ heavy flamer 3x Infantry squad w/ lascannons and GL (1x sgt w/ m. bombs, 2x dedicated taruox) Vendetta Wyvren That puts me at 750pts on the nose. The tournament is meant to be somewhat friendly. The TO has already stated they will turn down any cheesy/OP lists (scatterbike spam, 2++/2++, 2+ FNP deathstars etc). My goal with the list was to try and exploit IGs ability to spam somewhat useful troops at low points, whilst still having some mobility. I'm hoping for a 4+ on the IG/AM WL trait list to either gain orders or relentless. Also of note as allied detachment was designed not to be a primary detachment you do not receive the ideal mission commander rule. I'm also hoping will ML2 I have a better chance of picking up that 4++ on the divination table. 30 relentless guardsmen w/ lascannons and 4++ sounds like fun :-) Ill most likely be blobbing the guard unless I can see a reason not to do that for any particular game. The taurox with their built in dozer blades and obsec will be running around grabbing objectives until they meet their demise (quite promptly I imagine). The pcs will chill in the vendetta to grab end of game objectives and the vendetta line breaker. I'm sure the wyvren needs no explanation ;-) The tournament is end of January so I have a couple more weeks to get my models painted. Hopefully I'll be able to get a couple of practice games in too before then.
  10. Last week, like many of the people here, I embarked on the Call to Arms forum event, (perhaps foolishly) vowing to paint the Tyranid half of the Leviathan box. This is 47 miniatures in 3 months...easy right? Let's see how I got on... The painting started on Saturday night as I drybrushed all the models with White Scar, this didn't take too long and I was set up to move to stage 2 of my process, the green flesh. I use Ork Flesh Contrast paint here: This was the first batch painted, and as the week progressed, more and more were done. So stage 2 is done...and I think I'm going to be focusing on squad level from here on out...as seen with these two: I used Leviathan purple contrast for the bone/armour and aethermatic blue for their brains, which worked out well. End of this week, I'm hoping to have these two ready for basing with the Neurotyrant on his way at the very least. Let's see if I make it that far! Till then, Keep on hobbying!
  11. Hello Friends, One of my fist Space Wolves Army was the 13th Company from way back in the day. I loved the mixed armor of Space Wolves and CSM, plus it was the first time Wulfen were introduced. I tend to enjoy modeling and painting quite a bit, and it often opens up opportunities to get what I want out of an army on the painting table and battle board. I just bought and began assembling Wulfen for my army and discovered many extra heads, arms, shoulder pads and weapons. So with the new and old bits out of one box of Wulfen I got ten to play with. Here are the conversations and I’ll post updated as I get more of the army done.
  12. I just picked up Baal Red "contrast" paint this weekend and I have to say, after a few decades of trying to get Blood Angels to look RED and not: Red but dark and muddy Red but highlighted obnoxiously Red but actually orange Red but just not the right red Baal Red is really really good, and I finally have a few Blood Angels where I think, hey, these are actually red. I'll post a few up soon. Definitely worth getting a bottle and experimenting. I'll also post on how I used it.
  13. I'm planning on starting a Thousand Sons army with an alternate sandstone colour scheme for their power armour, what paints/techniques do you all use to achieve that effect?
  14. Greetings! I am planning out a paint scheme for a far-future project, I have chose a Artic Ice paint scheme for my Icey armour Orruk Warclan but I'm struggling to find paints for it. The colours I chose are... Celestial Blue/Hex: #4F9CC8/RGB: (79, 156, 200)/CMYK: 0.605, 0.22, 0, 0.215 Iceberg/Hex: #78ADCE/RGB: (120, 173, 206)/CMYK: 0.417, 0.160, 0, 0.192 Pale Cerulean/Hex: #9DBED4/RGB: (157, 190, 212)/CMYK: 0.259, 0.103, 0, 0.168 Anti-Flash White/Hex: #ECEFF8/RGB: (236, 239, 248)/CMYK: 0.048, 0.036, 0, 0.027 Light Silver/Hex: #D1D8E2/RGB: (209, 216, 226)/CMYK: 0.075, 0.044, 0, 0.113 Light Steel Blue/Hex: #B9C8D7/RGB: (185, 200, 215)/CMYK: 0.139, 0.069, 0, 0.156 I believe I am able to make light silver by mixing in other colours but I'm not sure about the rest, I would love some assistance. Thank you in advance.
  15. I was painting some Assault Intercessors tonight and as I got to the last one I had a huh moment. It was when I was painting the bolt pistol holster and had to go between the figure's legs and move my paintbrush upwards to reach. I thought to myself "Huh- why am I painting this area? Who besides me would even know it wasn't painted, even if they picked up the mini?" And this was the tenth figure I had painted tonight and roughly the twenty-something overall that I've done the same way. Just kind of amusing to me, because no one aside from me would ever know that there was a little bit of green basecoat on a leather holster instead of brown, because the way the model is set up you almost have to hold it upside down to see it. Anyone else have any sort of moments that they've thought something like that?
  16. Just wondering if anyone is painting grey knights at the moment? a while back Skywrath did a cool painting challenge, was pretty fun and had some participation. wondering if anyone is interested in doing it again. maybe I do some grey knights if people are interested or start my custodes
  17. Greetings, fellow programs. I've felt motivated to get my Necrons into a full army ready position, having left them to languish in a grey for far too long... thought some were under coated I swear! I'm going to add to this topic but I would be delighted to see what else other people are working on as well. Anyone else motivated by 10th? I'm no good at taking pics, with technology not being my strong suit (ironic huh) but here is what I've completed this week: I need better lighting and will see what I can do I painted their "carapace" parts a dark green, using Nuln Oil gloss over it to deepen things even darker. Edge highlights of lighter greens to ensure depth and make them prettier. Initially used the same lighter green on the contours of the skull shape for the head, but found the latter models looked better with an in-between shade of green (warpstone glow) on the face to make it pop without looking... awful. The early Warriors can stay like that, as they don't look awful. Some of the first Warriors were painted months ago but I finished them and their compatriots a day ago. ***** Next up... I might treat myself to a Skorpekh Lord or maybe the Nightbringer.
  18. Iron Warriors Showcase Show us picture of your IV legion models. We can give each other inspiration and make the other legions envy the metals and hazard stripes of the Iron Warriors.
  19. I've just completed my first White Scars Squadron and thought I'd share some pictures with you guys. These are some of my favourite GW models for a long time and they're an absolute joy to paint up. Rik
  20. In my ongoing series to paint up individual models - first being an Ultramarine, second is a White Scar and now a Dark Angel arrives! It is an exercise to take a break from my armies but also to paint up tribute models to armies of note. In this case it's extra special because in days long gone I originally wanted to collect Dark Angels. I did do a very small 30k DA force before that was a proper thing and have come dangerously close to starting Consecrators more than once. About time I got round to green Dark Angels then? I've kept him more basic on the DA bits, as the idea is to paint up ordinary battle line Marines rather than anything fancy like 1st Company etc. The plan is to paint him up properly so that includes Tactical markings and the like, so I'll need to decide on a company. Last but not least any suggestions or tips etc for painting him up are welcome
  21. For those unaware this is the second in my series of one off models, the first being an Ultramarine. I'm using this as a break from my main projects, try out different things and paint up a tribute to armies I like. So as you've probably figured out second up is a White Scar While sourcing bits I came across an old biker sprue (from 1997) and thought this was made to be, I've got him assembled ready for priming: I did think about changing the torso and altering an arm, but I figured that staying true to the old model would be nicer especially as a one off model who doesn't need to stand out from others. I may glue a bit more together like the torso and legs but the rest is staying apart for easier painting. I do have a reasonable amount of experience with white but I'll be testing out the Apothecary White contrast paint on a Grey Seer base (pot version) to see how it works. Fingers crossed it goes better than the Ultramarine did (had to repaint the blue...) What sort of things do I need to look at, such as company markings etc? If I'm going to do a White Scar he needs to be done properly As always any tips etc are welcome
  22. For those unaware I'm on a small quest to paint up chapters I have particular connections to or like of so naturally this will include the sons of Sanguinius! Back in the Dark Age of Hobby (sometimes known as "2nd Edition") I started with Blood Angels, still have the box set Marines somewhere in red They have black trims but I after that I was taken with the Blood Angel scheme on a later Tactical squad box (98 release I think it was?). I should try and find a picture somewhere for reference. A deeper colour, all red - and a beakie on top. As we all know MkVI is one of the best armour marks I made sure to pay tribute to that with another here I'm looking to prime models soon so should be able to start getting some paint on him before long, so that means sorting a painting method. I'm not unfamiliar with painting red but I'd welcome any advice or suggestions, plus of course anything for markings and company etc
  23. As part of my ongoing series crusade to paint up various chapters of renown it's time I added a Black Templar I'm preparing a small collection of chapters for priming so hopefully I'll be able to get started on him soon: Aside from being pretty cool anyway, Black Templars have been a long feature for me in various forms since 4th Ed. I have the appropriately named Black Templar Contrast to try out as a different approach to my usual black methods, but any tips or suggestions will be welcome of course This extends to appropriate markings and the like - if I'm going to do a Templar he should be done properly
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