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About the Project

Running this project to try help motivate myself get some hobby done! Will mainly feature 40k stuff!

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More Stormcast

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First Base coating layer is done, with Sotek Green through the air brush.

mixed a dropper bottle with flow improvermixed a dropper bottle with flow improver

Pretty happy with the green-blue ..

Tomorrow I plan to do the first highlight …

 

Progress going well!

Some Sigmar WIP

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It has been a long time coming but I am finally on board with the Age of Sigmar!

I was always going to pick the Stormcast, and luckily Warren was looking the Nighthaunt, so we split a Soul Wars box!

 

Here has been my progress so far..

I built all the models, primed with black, then hit them from above with the white GW primer can.

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Acts of Kindness 2

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My second project for one of the local new gamers at OTT is complete and should hopefully be delivered today..

 

This one is the Blood Angel smash captain thats been kitbashed and converted  to make him unique

Pretty happy how he turned out, he might have even turned out better than my version for my Blood Angels.

 

I did try the Vallejo Liquid Gold range of paints through my airbrush for this guy, I think they look good, but its a real change cleaning the brush afterwards compared to acrylics!

Acts of Kindness

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I delivered my first random act of well getting rid of my models and bits I’m never going to use, while trying to benefit someone at the local club!

I’ve had these Genestealers sat around for ages! They are not going to be used by me so I finished them off up to a table top standard and handed them to the local Tyranid player! He seemed happy enough with them so that makes me happy!

Oh and also clears a small space for more things on my shelf!

Sunday update!

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been doing a bit of hobby today along with some Football Manager!

Todays work was the red base coating on a couple of Blood Angel assault marines.

Started off with the back primer, followed by airbrushing of Mephiston Red, followed by a top down spray of evil Sunz Scarlet …

Having the yellow helmets for the assault marines I decided to keep them off the bodies and spray prime them white separately.

Sunday update!

A technique  I used a long time ago for my Eldar was using a yellow shade over a white primer to try and get a nice yellow colour.

 

Sunday update!
First coatFirst coat
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Blood Angel captain

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I am working on a Blood Angel captain for the Blood Angel player I see most weekends at OTT.

I decided that its probably a good idea to go with the “Smash Captain” load out, and wanted to make him quite unique.

 

Progress so far.. I’m planing on going with the gold armour look and am waiting on some of the vallejo liquid gold paint to arrive so I can try it out!

Slacking?!

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I’ve been slack in updating this project but I have been doing some hobby!

Been working on 2 Death Guard models from the Conquest magazine for the last couple of weeks, not been too keen on them but I’m nearing the final stages of them. Hopefully will be done by next weekend.

Slacking?!

I have also been going to the OTT members suite most weekends now, and there is a bunch of newer players there and I want to do something for them so that they can continue to enjoy this great hobby…

They all play something different, but I have a lot of stuff laying about not doing anything so I will work them up and donate them to their armies.

I found an old squad of Genestealers in a drawer… I will tidy them up and hopefully bring them to the club next weekend for the Tyranid player.

yet more Ultramarines...

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More work this week on the Ultramarine Aggressors. Think these models are growing on me. This is my first run in with the easy to build kit and from what I remember about putting the standard kit together, this one is indeed much easier!

 

I will have to get some work done on the Death Guard side of the collection as well its lagging behind! Stay tuned for that!

More Conquest Ultramarines

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As I have been off this week, I’ve tried to get some work done on the latest batch of Ultramarines from the Conquest collection.

Models included are a Librarian, 2 Hellblasters, 2 Intercessors, 1 Inceptor, and 3 Aggressors.

 

I tried something a bit different for my Librarian.. I attempted to add some glowing eyes and a slight glow to his hand… Seems ok for a first attempt!

More Conquest Ultramarines

Finally the WIP on the Aggressors;

maybe will be complete by the end of the weekend!

More Conquest Ultramarines

Marneus Calgar

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Finally put the finishing touches to this guy throughout the week… .

 

Pretty happy with this one, I think I’m steadily improving.

For now I can get back to building more models so that I can get painting again!

Calgar's Victrix Guard.

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Got these two done over the weekend

Victrix GuardVictrix Guard

Last built model to complete before the next batch of building is Mr Calgar himself!

Space Marine Heroes squad done.

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I havent got all the models form the set yet. Missing the Sergeant and Captain but I’ve converted my own Sergeant and the rest of a 10 man squad from my doubles.

 

I have 2 options now for heavy weapons, the missile launcher from a previous entry and the heavy bolter from this one!

Hopefully will be handy !

Next is Calgar and his 2 guards… Thats the last built models i have to complete painting before I can build some more!

Space Marine Heroes

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Been collecting these for a while, and finally got the first 4 completed!

 

I have also been trying to make slight changes to my doubles in order to complete a 10 man unit. I will have a choice of the missile launcher and the heavy bolter.

The first is a couple of simple weapon and arm changes, with head swaps, and the second is even simpler! A simple head turn. I think that will keep it different enough within the squad of 10.

I plan to get some more work on Mr Calgar done this weekend as I’ll take him up to the OTT visitors centre!

Space Ork 40k Force

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Will most probably try a bit of a clear out of these boyz, but thought I would make in entry showing what I had!

Painted minis first;

Next up the built and primed models;

Finally the stuff still in boxes;

Double post :(

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Double post!

Double post

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Double post

Calgar!

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Took a trip up to the Pro Store at OTT yesterday and picked up Mr Calgar for my Ultramarines. He is massive!!

Started work on him today!

Going to try taking some time over this week to get some work on him done! Will keep all posted!

Ultramarines!

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Finally finished painting all of my built models! I’d set myself that task a couple of weeks ago, before I could get back to my favourite part of the hobby – building!

 

The Ultramarines from the Conquest magazine, Lieutenant Calsius, 3 Reivers, and 3 Intercessors all complete with transfers.

 

Now… My reward… more building !! Keep tuned for more this week (hopefully)!

Wulfen Complete

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Finally got these boys done so than i’m happy enough.

 

Much more detail on these models than I thought! That is all my build Space Wolves complete now!

Moving on to getting the Conquest magazines Ultramarines done! Hopefully got a progress update for tomorrow!

Day out at OTT :)

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What a lovely day out yesterday up to see the pro shop, and members area. I spent the afternoon there getting some hobby work done after I made sure to call in to Burger King for lunch!

 

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Got most of the base coating and washes done on two of the remaining 4 Wulfen models, need to finish a few highlights then tidy up any bits I’ve missed.

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After seeing John’s Ultramarines on the Pro-shop demo board I was motivated to try and improve my own Ultramarine colours, I love the blue he has been able to create so have set out to recreated it as best i can with what I have done already.

Happier with my results now, before I felt the blue was a little flat, I think its looking a little better now

 

What a great set up the whole thing is and although its a whole day out for me to spend an afternoon there it was worth it yesterday… more so if i didnt get a repeat Space Marine Hero box !!! But seriously I cant recommend the place enough, if you get the chance call in!

Oh and thank you Warren for twisting my arm for Sigmar! haha! Enjoyed that little demo whooping! 😀

Wulfen Pack Leader

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Think I’m finished this guy… Most of the work was done yesterday, but today added the finishing touches while watching XLBS.

I hope now that I have this done I can get the remaining 4 guys done quicker. I did find this model had an awful lot of details etc to keep track of!

Next..

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I am closing in on completing all the models that I have built. I have just completed Arjac Rockfist. I’ve had this model in the blister for years, and well I got there… Lets just say that…

I really am not a fan of working with finecast and the hammer is still not quite straight but I got it sorted as best I could.

 

Now before I can build anything else I have promised to finish painting what I have currently built up. That leaves a squad of Wulfen for my Space Wolves and the Conquest Ultramarines..

Work In Progress WulfenWork In Progress Wulfen

Taking my time with this one, once I have him done I think I will be able to fly through the remaining 4 guys. I just wanted to take it slow and plan out what had to be done with these models. There is a lot of detail on them all so having a plan of attack should help!

This-weeks work

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Slow progress with work getting in the way this last week but I have managed to get a few more Plague Marines finished…

Again the simple method for these, but they turn out nasty enough for Nurgles finest! Again as normal I have tried to hide the fact that they are duplicate figures buy adding these slightly different weapons and heads.

 

 

One of my first paint jobs....

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I sold most of my old 2nd edition 40k stuff to a local club when I was in school and moving house. I wish I hadn’t of course but moaning now wont bring them back!

I did however a couple of years ago call into the club and the guy who ran it was able to give me one of my old Space Wolves back! Posting it here to show after watching this weekends Weekender!

 

Simple job !Simple job !

Hobby area update

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Finally got some more paint storage area set up, will just need to full out my collection now!

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New doubled set up!New doubled set up!

2 very cheap nail polish racks I picked up on eBay! Just enough space to have them side by side on the wall. Cant recommend them enough, seem to fit every kind of paint pot that I have! (Citadel , Vallejo, AK Interactive)

I've felt a lot like these boys this week!

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I had these pretty much finished last weekend, but due to being ill this week I’ve not managed to update anything on here yet.

So without further ado …

I've felt a lot like these boys this week!
My favourite guy, for some reason!My favourite guy, for some reason!

Hobby area update

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Something Ive been wanting to look into for ages was my lighting situation, Ive found with the dark evening coming in its been harder to get some painting done when I get home from work.

 

Old lampOld lamp

This lamp was handy, and pretty cheap on Amazon, but the connection wasn’t great, if it moved the light flickered or shut off. It did  good job for me over the last few years but its time for a change.

New beastNew beast

I picked up this floor lamp from a tattoo supplier, was £120 so a lot more expensive, but if it enables me to keep working on my hobby in the winter months it will have been worth it!

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The light it gives is fantastic, its adjustable and on the floor. That means it frees up some space on my desk as well! Win win so far.

I’m very happy with this change, and hope to add a couple more to my hobby area shortly. Better paint storage is next on the cards.

Plague marines

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Well finished off these 8 marines, and well the varnish frosted slightly on them…. was quite annoyed, but some gloss varnish touch ups and I think they turned out alright!

I think the big axe fella might be my favourite so far!

I have 5 more marines to work on through the week as well as 6 more poxwalkers!

Further weekend work!

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Poxwalkers pretty much done 🙂

 

I have always wanted to try out the new GW painting handles… So I started work on the first Conquest Ultramarine.

Further weekend work!

Its GREAT! I have always blue-tacked my models to bottle tops to paint… But this handle is so comfortable, and the model is much more stable and secure! I will certainly be picking up a couple more when I can.

This weekends Weekender and XLBS update!

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Busy week hobby-wise and again it kicked off on Saturday morning with the Weekender. Love watching and listening to the shows while painting or building models!

First up is the Death Guard. I’been working on a number of Plague Marines along with some Poxwalkers.

 

This weekends Weekender and XLBS update!

I also received my order of stuff that will go alongside my Conquest and Dark Imperium Death Guard….

This weekends Weekender and XLBS update!

Excited to start work on them but, have made a deal with myself that I will complete what i have built first….

Weekender and XLBS hobby!

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Bit of work on the Conquest magazine minis this weekend while watching the Weekender and then continued while watching XLBS.

So with the magazine issue 2 and 6 you get 3 easy fit Plague marines. I actually already have these three already with the First Strike box. I wanted to make sure I didnt have 3 sets of exactly the same marine in the army so I ordered a box of the multi part Plague Marines so that I could interchange parts etc.

The first image is of a multi part marine built and sprayed with the DeathGuard green.

Second pic is the much the same with one of the easy build guys in the front!

The last 3 pictures are the three replicated marines together so you can see how i have tried to change them up. The hardest I found was the guy with the bolter. With my limited converting skills i attempted to hack certain bits off and add tiny little differences. The other two I found a bit easier to change weapons and arms etc.

Issue 5 - primaris lieutenantIssue 5 - primaris lieutenant

Have been looking forward to this miniature, have always loved the idea of a model drawing a sword from a scabbard… Now its a real thing!

Done!

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Finished the smash captain finally last night, pretty happy with him, fits in with the rest of my Blood Angel force.

I did hum and  haa over if he should be red armoured or gold… I decided with the red in the end as well hes just a generic captain, and wanted to keep the gold armoured guys as the special characters or Sanguinary Guard 🙂

Further progress on the Smash Captain..

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A few washes done, and most of the colours done. Need a little more tidying and highlighting. Bit more work on the blood droplets to be done too.

Trying to make sure I do a little each night at least! Tough after a hard days work I must admit 🙂

Base coloured

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I have the base reds down, first Mephiston red, then I added Evil Sun Scarlet. That was sprayed from the top of the model again at an angle.

After it was dry I gave it a very light dry brush using Troll Slayer Orange. That was just to try and pick out a couple of the armour edges.

The face is base coated, and the hair… Plenty more work to do!

Blood Angel Smash Captain

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Ive been missing a generic Captain for my Blood Angels, and had decided to build one of these “Smash Captains” I had heard so much about online!

First I wanted him to stand out from the rest of the army so I build a rocky base to give him a bit of a height increase. I mainly used sanguinary guard bits to make the model itself. I added a shield from the Adeptus Custodes set, with a few Blood Angel markings added on. The hammer head is from the Blood Angel terminator captain, and is attached to one of the Encarmine axe hafts.

Paint wise, I’ve airbrushed the black primer on to all of the model, once dry I’ve sprayed a light grey colour from the top of the miniature, at a slight angle. I’m hoping this can help me with shading the red once I airbrush that on.

Done...

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Very happy with this big boy! I’ve had the kit sat there for a long time, so its well overdue.

The model its self, looks cool, looks like there are plenty of options for posing with some minor adjustments it looks like. So on my next one of these I might try my hand and making it look a little more unique.

The Gatling cannon is awesome looking and I suspect I’ll try using it the most 🙂

Painting is underway

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Both weapon options are available.Both weapon options are available.
Finishing touches are close!Finishing touches are close!

The first Space Wolf redemptor dreadnought.

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And so it begins... And so it begins...

This is some model kit, very impressive!

Its also much bigger in person than I thought it would be!