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The last thing I got stuck into and stuck with through to completion was a Baneblade, it was a great model make and paint (though now finished a nightmare to store without snapping off aerials etc).
In between watching paint dry, I dug out all the little 'projects' that I've started but not finished; these range from terrain pieces both small and large, individual character models to whole squads of chaos space marines and renegade tanks.
I found whilst painting the Baneblade that posting in a project thread really kept me on track.
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-tank-wip.html (Big Fat Tank WIP)
So from now on until I finish what I've started, I will post stuff here. Please feel free to to add comments, 'cat calls' ("would have looked better left in the box. . .") etc
The first thing I did whilst painting the 'fat tank' was this little resin generator that I picked up off ebay last year. It's a lovely quality cast, with no flash or molding lines. It came in two main bits; the big piece on the base and the front piece with the dials. The large rivet/bolts at each corner were also separate parts, the purity seals came from Forge World via my bits box.
Other items in the pipeline:
Set of seven 'dragons teeth' tank traps
Set of 40k urban barracades
Camouflage nets on a couple of previously painted bunkers
Imperial Guard Commissar
Imperial Titan Princeps (another beer fuelled ebay purchase!)
Ogryn 'bone 'ed (spelling?)
Various Chaos Space Marines to finish off several squads
A converted 'counts as' transport for chaos renegades
A fairly large Forge World building ( the one with the sandbagged positions inside)
Plastic crashed shuttle from my son's boxed set
Set of plastic craters
Repaint three old sentinels
Re-base a platoon + of IG
Another Leman Russ (be rude not to)
Shouldn't have to buy anything new for a while (fat chance!)
Last edited by Ash; March 13th, 2008 at 13:25. Reason: Added to list
Nice. I like a lot of your scenery pieces- I was checking them out in the gallery earlier! This has reminded me of a question, too- What did you use to make the power-arm on your techmarine razorback?
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
Ash - as always, excellent work. I do have one question, though.... over the time you've been on LO, I've noticed that 99% of the models you paint have that same brown/yellow color. Whether you're doing IG, Chaos, whatever, it's always very.. similar. Any particular reason for this? Ever thought about doing something different?
I can sum my thoughts of you're stuff up in a few words, exluding those words.
The Techmarine is literally straight out of the 'blister', no bending or attempts at conversion.
The servitors are a bit of a mixed bag from the same boxed set, plus some earlier parts from the second generation gun servitors:
L - R
Marine servitor 1 w/ servitor arm 3(big can opener); @ back Marine servitor 4 w/heavy bolter, backpack (left arm chopped off for the bloke in the turret); gun servitor 1 w/ gun servitor heavy bolter; Marine servitor 3 (had right arm w/plugs and leads removed) w/servitor arm 1 swapped over to right arm plus a standard Leatherman attachment on the left; the one in the turret is another Marine servitor 3 w/ no 4's left arm and his issued plugs and leads arm bent up so that the leads feed into the back of his weapon system.
It started when I changed the colours that I use for basing (stopped buying GW and started changing over to Vallejo). I used to do the green bases with a black surround, then went to a more reddish dessert look. Blood Angle Marines and IG in 'jungle' camo.
I started with all the earth tones back when the plastic Marines first came out, I was going to do Imperial Fist, but having done the best part of 100 red Marines the thought of all that yellow paint was some what off putting. The idea I came up with was (in my head at least) based on WW1 British 'Tommies'. Shades of khaki, browns and brassy metallic for all the iconography. The plastic IG ended up in 'three colour dessert' camo, partly as it was very current when I started and it also had a cohesiant look with the Marines.
Since then keeping everything somewhat mutted and dusty has carried over into Deamonhunters and also the Chaos stuff through a continuity fed similarity with bases (one day I will make some terrain boards and everything will blend in! Better get some side lighting). I blame Vallejo 'Buff' 120, it gets used as the final highlight on all the ground work, mixed with just about everything to provide lighter shades and to outline all the 'chipped' paint effect on all the armoured vehicles. Thinking about it I've probably used the colour somewhere on just about every model I've posted on this site and I've only just finished the first bottle not bad for £1.75
Dragons teeth: A £4 find on eBay, plus an extra £1 & something for the postage. Required the usual resin trip through the washing up bowl!
These were probably the quickest paint job ever. Sprayed black, concrete bits got coat of very dark grey, then dry brushed with two coats of progressivity lighter greys. The ground same deal but with shades of brown. The metal bits on top, started out 'natural steel', then got a few washes of dark brown and rust tones, finished with a final light dry brush of the steel. Not counting time taken to make cups of tea, spent just over a hour on them.
Found these old boys in the bits box; so far I've upgraded their guns and repainted their uniforms. I'm leaving the faces as they are but will redo the bases to match everything else.
Finally added a bit of colour to the Commissar's hat and coat, plus a couple of additions to a veteran squad. Whilst the red was out I started to do this standard, its been black for far too long.
Found this guy on eBay as well, pictures a bit cr#p.
I was lighting for the terrain pieces, should do the figures separately.
Last edited by Ash; March 12th, 2008 at 11:51. Reason: Usual 'Typos'
One of these days I'll finish something too and then it'll all be due to the inspiration you've given
*Goes to finish mo..... but wait, what's that? A brand new idea, better try it out. Gah, I can finish things any other day...
Great looking minis as always Ash. Keep 'em coming.
I'll take a better picture of the Psyker as you can't see the blueish glowing eyes!
I've got some pictures of the bridge that he's standing on(will post later);
Pegasus Hobbies 'Technobridge', it has been sat in its box sprayed green since I painted my first IG IFV. As it's just snap together its now back in the box, but painted!
Also finished this paint shedding nightmare piece.
This is getting the chipped paint treatment:
Last edited by Ash; March 12th, 2008 at 13:09. Reason: Added a picture
One thing at a time!
I'm sort of doing things with a similar colour together. So thats green all round with a lot of mud chucked on at the end then!