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  1. Here are the final figures done for the genestealer cult army as well as a full army shot. The army is not quite complete. It desperately needs some anti tank support and I will be adding that in time. I'm in Wargames Atlantic's damned gamefound campaign and will be getting a bunch of support weapons from that - I'll transfer a fair few to this army.
    6 points
  2. My Reaper Miniatures Stygian Barge is just about done! I only need to tidy a couple of spots shown up in the photos. The skull motif is strong on this model. I think the anchor poking out the side is for bonus sideswipe damage in case adventurers bring an escape boat. Younger daughter, who will be running a game with this model, suggested I paint the tray and use it to hold the model to minimise handling during transport and game set up. Next pic shows the bow with the bilge grate in place. A 28mm ticketmaster is shown for scale: perhaps he will be directing the paying passengers to their seats. Non-payers ride in the bilge. The green slop may be tainted with Styx water, so adventurers will need to watch their step. The anchor and rope was a massive pain to assemble: the paint hides plenty of glue. A closer view of the stern. The rails, poles and canopy did not fit properly due to unfixable warping of the plastic, so there was a lot of glue used. The main mast is also tilted due to warping. The patching and ropes are continued on the underside of the canopy, showing a good eye for detail by the sculptor. This also brought out my painting OCD, as I have matched the colours on the underside of the canopy. I spent ages trying to come up with a plausible colour scheme for the canopy. What you see here is my second attempt. I wanted to avoid painting symbols, especially skull artwork, as the rest of boat has enough skulls to make a Games Workshop fan happy. Now a view from the other side of the stern. Most of each skeleton is integral with its support pole, but the arms and shields were separate and very fiddly to glue in place. I kept the shields plain red as the two at the rear are partially blocked by the stern rail, so would have been difficult to paint a consistent pattern. The 28mm ticketmaster is glad to be off the boat. The boatman is one of the many models on my painting table and will be a goal for July. This Stygian Barge is the most difficult gaming model I have ever assembled and painted. I'm glad I tackled it, but I won't be attempting any more like this for a while! I had to have breaks from working on this model over the past two months. The other figures I worked on were mainly just repairing, tidying up and picking out details painted in a simpler style years ago.
    4 points
  3. Scratch my last plan. The lure of an RAAF Hornet was too strong…
    3 points
  4. I think I’m finished with the pencils and powders for a while.
    3 points
  5. Here's what I've finished for the month. I'll get a few more bits and pieces done for this army next month but as an army it's really close to finished.
    3 points
  6. With the release of Bolt Action V3 comming up I though I might unpack this box that Iwas a freebite from Warlord gamess several years ago and has been lying around. These Brits thought they were going to be skiving off over in the peaceful desert of tunisia, but they've been sent over the pacigic jungles to fight as Australians. I used Deathguard Green as an undercoat becasue that's wht I had lying around. I've only been painting 10mm & 6mm for the past few years, 28mm is going to be a big change.
    2 points
  7. I do, but guitar string is not malleable enough for the shapes I will need to create to get the cables into the underside of the hull. The florist wire has done reasonably well, especially for something that is difficult to see. This is how it all looks after a gloss varnish.
    2 points
  8. Resin can be a real bugger, need to have some serious grime and gunge seeping out of the cracked section. Small mercies for the aesthetic of Nurgle to cover up those spots.
    2 points
  9. The leg armour is back in one piece, but will require some heavy weathering to disguise the break. There have been many horse and cart situations in the assembly of this titan. I’ve been deliberating over whether to varnish and wash prior to any further assembly, but today I’ve bitten the bullet. I’m assembling the rest of it and then varnishing/weathering. After that, I will concentrate on the base. One of my long term painting clients is sending me a batch of flesh tearers to get done so I’m expediting the Titan assembly.
    2 points
  10. Even thought you're going with dirty traitors, I really like the colours and paint job so far. That pale green is great, especially with the weathering!
    2 points
  11. $86, 1 month of painfully slow painting, and 35 points later…
    2 points
  12. Unsure if I'm going to do the oil wash at this stage, might jsut do a sepia wash
    2 points
  13. The new, slim line reactor has been cobbled together using and old land raider engine and some miscellaneous vehicle posts donated by Big (thanks!). I’ve given it a very basic paint job.
    2 points
  14. So progress is being made on the remaining tanks of the Guard army (there are only three of them left). And the massive hurdle of getting the base colour done is finished. I think I have done a pretty reasonable job of matching what I had done previously, especially since it has been a while since I last did a few units for this army. I have added the completed Hydra into the mix so I could compare my colours as I went. I also think the proxy Hellhound and Devildog aesthetically work quite well with the actual Guard vehicles. Time to start what I expect to be a long process of detailing the tanks. Although the scheme is fairly simple, the Stormlord in particular just has so much going on it is likely going to be a pain. I am thinking of making use of some yellow and black hazard stripes on edges and hatches if I feel it needs a little extra something. An aerial view to really show off the size of the Stormlord compared to the other tanks of the army, still not big enough to actually position 20 passengers on the firing deck, Glad to have the base colour sorted out on all three tanks, using the big scenery brush helped a lot to get the drybrushing done in a reasonable time frame. I have doubts I will get the whole army finished for the big game, but at the very least I should have the armoured contingent in a position to make the table. Thanks for reading.
    2 points
  15. So I have made some progress on the Guard, although it seems pretty small. The Stormlord is now basecoated and had its first wash. Although the below picture doesn't show the wash (have been too lazy to take more photos of it). It is a chunky beast as you can see it on the painting station next to the Hellhound and Devildog as well as the chassis of the Hydra sitting above it for moral support. It needed to basecoats to get it smooth and even and a hell of a lot of wash to get a decent coverage. You can see the officer that you get to assemble with the Baneblade kit on the left and I felt it a shame to not include him, but since I already painted the officer that will be in command of this army I didn't know what to use him for, but decided to do a little switcharoo with the other Guard army and pull the Lord Commisar out of that army and move him into this army (makes sense since it is full to the brim of abhumans and psykers) and put this guy into the other army as a Senior Officer. Looking at the sheer size of the Stormlord compared to the smaller tanks makes it just silly in how big it is. I am not a big fan of the four sponsons (too late now) especially as the rear Heavy Stubbers sit directly over the top of the rear sponsons. But I guess the Omnissiah isn't concerned by practicality. Thanks for reading.
    2 points
  16. The thread for all of July's efforts 🙂
    1 point
  17. Some space British to add to the ones I already have. Shiny uniforms that disdain any attempt at camouflage, so they intimidate the xeno enemies of the hive-Empress. Apologies for the slight blurriness: this was the least worst of my photographic attempts, so perhaps the shininess does hinder observation. Mostly 40K with a Black Tree Zulu War bugler to fill a gap. I bought most of these figures second hand unpainted many years ago, and am happy they are finally painted ready for use. Recent Ebay prices for 40K Praetorians are just insane, so I am going to have to use alternates when I add a command squad. Eureka's Pax Limpopo range and Victoria Miniatures look to have some suitable proxies. Also finished the Boatman to run the Stygian Barge: he is seen here examining a coin payment. Reaper miniatures 'Bones' plastic. The casting detail is good in some places, but shallow and soft in others.
    1 point
  18. So bit of an update on the painting front. The previous Imperial Guard army was led by an Officer that I used a Commissar model to represent. However, with this new army having so many abhumans it only makes sense that they should actually have a Commissar to make sure everything is above board. So, I will use the Officer model that comes with the Baneblade kit to take over as the Commander of the previous Imperial Guard army and the Commissar will slide into this new army. And on that note: The new and improved Specialist Murdoch, Company Commander of the 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armoured on the left and Overseer Tobias Martinez attached to the 17th Tullarium Immovables on the right. But what could that enormous track next to these two Imperial Officers be...? That would be the 34/87th Tullarium Armoured 2nd Super Heavy, 1st Street Fighter Brigade “Ever Hungry”. It is pretty much done for me. Once I have finished the other two outstanding tanks (Hellhound and Devil Dog) I will come back and apply some transfers to all the tanks in one go, but as far as painting goes I feel I am done. The Stormlord next to the Hydra that was completed some time last year. I think I have matched the paint jobs pretty well. I think this one gives a real sense of the scale of the Imperial superheavies vs the normal sized tanks. I have even somehow managed to keep all the turrets with full mobility, although when I finally get around to varnishing it that may change. I think they actually look better with only two side sponsons, but who can go past that much firepower. The Heavy Stubbers sitting over the top of the rear sponsons bugs me a fair bit, bit what are you going to do? The rear of the tank where the most detail is. Quite enjoyed the shrine. No way 20 soldiers could fit up on the firing deck, but at least enough to look busy. I tried to tell a bit of a story with the tool boxes and loose las pistol. I also tried a bit of oil "spatter" below the coils/cables/springs in the top left of the picture that I think worked pretty well. The Megabolters I feel are a bit of an underwhelming main gun, when you compare how much plastic is in almost every other main gun, these seem a little puny. 40 passengers, one ladder...methinks it would be a slow procession to get on or off. I did stick a ladder on the other side, even though it wasn't meant to be for some reason. Hazard striped to add a little interest. I only noticed it as I started to paint the Hellhound last night, that it has the same armour details as this kit (those silver bits above the tracks and the hinged armour plates). I wonder if the sculptor of that 3D print used this as inspiration? It is a giant hunk of plastic and trying to deploy the thing on a table will be a pain in the backside, let alone trying to move it around. And to sum it all up some people to hitch a ride. I think I also managed to match the armour of the crew to the guardsmen that have already been painted. Probably needed to go heavier with the drybrush looking at this photo though. Well there it is, the Stormlord is largely finished and I got a good amount of the initial detailing onto the Hellhound last night as well so hopefully the armoured contingent of this army will be finished soon. Thanks for reading.
    1 point
  19. But of a mini funk these last few months, though I did get some games of OPR not-40k in and finish building the necron flying croissant. Then the other day some WGA minis arrive (impulse purchases when bored at work on the mines, hey at least it's not a jetski!) and it was very much indoor winter weather so I slapped on some hobby podcast and punched out a full squad of prisoner soldiers (sadly there's not any decent rules specifically for penal squads in OPR), some not-rough-riders for my nit-French and a few foot knights. Very impressed with myself for a few hours work, now to get it all based and sprayed next time I'm home. Looking forwards to just slapping the penals with contrasts and punching out a tabletop standard without getting too overly precious!
    1 point
  20. You have been racing through this, you must be working like a man possessed.
    1 point
  21. Got and guitar string? The coiled wire of that looks quite effective as cabling.
    1 point
  22. That is a possibility, but I’ve done that several times over the years and I’m keen to try something different with this mistake. The waist magnet has been glued in and the head attached. I am considering replacing the weapon and head resin cables with something home made. Maybe florist wire.
    1 point
  23. I have a mixed bag planned for July. Some sci-fi British in colonial uniforms (a mix of companies), tidying 40K and Space Crusade orcs and goblins to add details to an earlier simple paint job, some sci-fi/fantasy RPG characters, the Boatman for the Reaper Stygian Barge I did last month, plus some more of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh's court from Dark Fable (now Dragon Bait) Miniatures.
    1 point
  24. While waiting 24 hours for the epoxy glue to set on the main body, I decided to cut some mesh for the cockpit. I figure the crew of a dedicated Nurgle Titan should be open to all the noxious fumes of a battlefield.
    1 point
  25. Can't believe it's already July
    1 point
  26. Haha, I need some dirty traitors to balance out all the self righteous imperials I have. Weathering continues
    1 point
  27. love that! It looks great, worth the effort!
    1 point
  28. Well done everyone for June. Always a crazy time with end of Financial year and all. As a last minute Larry I managed to get my last Reb artillery base done and finally finished 1 and a bit Phoenix Guard Warmaster (10mm Warhammer) after year or so half painted in my in-tray. One thing I confess to have skills in is procrastination lol. Next month, a unit of Warmaster Silver helms and six 28mm British 95th Rifles for Waterloo (Reb & patriots rules). Piccy's to be posted in July's thread once available. Happy painting/gaming folks. cheers G
    1 point
  29. Haha, but worth it! That two tone brown plus yellow really works. I imagine this army will look fantastic on a desert themed table.
    1 point
  30. Let me know if you want me to bring my bits box around for you to have a look through, plenty of left over bits from the Baneblade kit....but a lump of space invader and some tentacles would suit a Nurgle aligned Warhound as a reactor I think...
    1 point
  31. More construction and a little bit of painting. I have decided that the reactor has to go. It is way too thick, even with the modifications I have made. As such, I think I will scratch build a new, flatter reactor. It doesn’t have to be highly detailed, as it won’t be very visible under the brass etch grill. Time to raid the bits box.
    1 point
  32. wow, thanks for the heads up. I did not know of a v3 was even dropping. Played a few games in V1 and they were quite fun but then again I am pretty easily pleased with games as its so rare to get to play one. Have the v2 stuff but never played it. Also be interested to what they are tweaking with to deserve another version. Still got a Marder and some Perry North Africa Germans to assemble and paint (only been 3 or so years so nowhere near the top of the painting back log). cheers
    1 point
  33. One magnet glued into the chassis. It will get a lot more glue around it tomorrow. The repairs on the rear of the chassis.
    1 point
  34. The magnets arrived today! 20mmx8mm. I have drilled a 22mmx20mm hole in the waist so the magnets should sit flush once some green stuff and glue is applied.
    1 point
  35. Yep, I've always thought of Bolt Action as a game with WWII Flavour rather that a WWII game if that makes sense. I think this is what most Warlord Historical games are though. It will be interesting to see what V3 brings.
    1 point
  36. Still has a lot of work. Triple board for the ceiling to add some insulation, which I have a timber vinyl i'll stick to it. The corner filled with crap i'm going to build a bar in, and timber panel that wall. Then bluestone crazy paving for the floor. And at some point heat. i'm thinking open fire.
    1 point
  37. I have a few armorcast Eldar tanks 😛
    1 point
  38. A significant swing towards how not to… While fitting the leg armour I managed to snap one of the pieces.
    0 points
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