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40k Hobby Weekend – Dan Does Militarum Tempestus

40k Hobby Weekend – Dan Does Militarum Tempestus

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Project Blog by darkdanegan Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

For the inaugural 40k Hobby Weekend I picked up a digital ticket, Start Collecting Militarum Tempestus, and here is where the progress will be documented!

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A bigger project!

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Thank you BoW/OTT Team for the cool hobby weekend prize! Wow it really is a kit isn’t it… very much a new challenge for me. Can’t really call this a miniature!

The dry fit tower is like a chainsword jenga!

Death from Afar

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The Vindicare completes the models purchased for this force so far!The Vindicare completes the models purchased for this force so far!

Imperial Commendation!

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Thank you BoW team for the Golden Button! The commissar will dispense extra gruel to the troops as a reward!Thank you BoW team for the Golden Button! The commissar will dispense extra gruel to the troops as a reward!

Start Collecting Family Photo

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Start Collecting Family Photo

Bit more WIP on the Taurox

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The A-Team van of imperial vehicles!The A-Team van of imperial vehicles!

Death from Afar

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Again not for Kill Team but I’m going to add a Vindicare Assassin. I was chatting to my brother about the project and he said the Vindicare would match the aesthetic really well (colour scheme, mask etc). I violently agreed, so he’s about to get painted up too.

Oh dear this is turning into a full 40k army isn’t it?!

Death from Afar

Ullo John, got a new motor?

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Finally to round out the Start Collecting box, the Taurox. I don’t need it for Kill Team but it would be wrong not to finish properly!

Ullo John, got a new motor?

22th Thetoid Gryphonnes - Standby for Insertion!

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22th Thetoid Gryphonnes - Standby for Insertion!
22th Thetoid Gryphonnes - Standby for Insertion!
22th Thetoid Gryphonnes - Standby for Insertion!
22th Thetoid Gryphonnes - Standby for Insertion!

Sunday Morning Update

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I might actually be in danger of finishing the troops. Still a bit scruffy but the end is in sight..

Sunday Morning Update

Oh dear...

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I completely forgot I agreed to go to a BBQ followed by a rock night…Oh well…Little plastic soldiers take a back seat AGAIN! But at least I am on brand…

Oh dear...

For Lloyd

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I wish this side of the fleg was the front but hey ho…

For Lloyd

Hard Yards!

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Saturday lunchtime and well into the hard yards now. Batch painting all the common colours. Nothing fancy to describe here – just getting the paint on!

Hard Yards!

22nd Thetoid Gryphonnes - Call to Arms!

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Well there I was all set to batch paint the troops.. Howver, while the very first wash was drying I thought I’d just put some initial colours on the banner..then got a bit carried away and the evening vanished. The good news is that by taking the miniature ‘almost’ to completion I have my colour scheme sorted and confirmed that I’ll be doing 22nd Thetoid Gryphonnes pretty much true to their original codex appearance.

Hopefully I can get him some friends today!

Also hoping the light improves to get better pictures but I’m guessing these boys are happier in the dark!Also hoping the light improves to get better pictures but I’m guessing these boys are happier in the dark!

Excuse me, do you have a fleg?

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Excuse me, do you have a fleg?

Final piece of airbrushing is to give some base colour to the fleg, er, I mean flag, er, banner? Whatever it is, it’s the last thing to receive airbrush treatment. Out with the horse hair next.

Primer & Zenith

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Primer & Zenith

Primed with Vallejo black primer through the airbrush and then a super subtle zenith with a 50:50 mix of Vallejo Black and Vallejo Black Grey. So a dark kind of dark!

I want a hint of shade but the armour overall needs to be black so didn’t want to overdo it.

Primer & Zenith

Starting Kill Team

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I’m going to paint the whole Start Collecting box but already thinking about games/lists. I’m going to need to buy more troops to make a 40k detachment but I have everything I need to make a Kill Team with models to spare.

++ Kill Team List (Astra Militarum) [97pts] ++

+ Configuration +

List Configuration: Matched Play: Kill Team

+ Commander +

Lord Commissar [30pts]: Plasma Pistol, Power Sword
. Leadership

+ Leader +

Tempestor [13pts]: Plasma Pistol, Power Fist
. Leader

+ Specialists +

Scion [9pts]: Hot-shot lasgun
. Veteran

Scion [14pts]: Hot-shot lasgun
. Scout
. Vox Caster + Hot-shot laspistol: Vox Caster

Scion Gunner [13pts]: Hot-shot volley gun
. Sniper

+ Non-specialists +

Scion [9pts]: Hot-shot lasgun

Scion [9pts]: Hot-shot lasgun

++ Total: [97pts] ++

Go!

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“No one cared who I was until I put on the mask”...”I was born in it, moulded by it”“No one cared who I was until I put on the mask”...”I was born in it, moulded by it”

Wait for it...

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Tempestus Assemble!

Wait for it...

I decided I wanted the squad to be specialists in toxic environments. So it would be a bit suspicious if the Commissar could breathe normally! Slight conversion required..

Wait for it...

Get Set....

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I have yet to establish a photo setup that I am happy with indoors so I’m going for the natural light option which seems to work ok (provided these dark clouds part at some point!)

Get Set....

On your Marks..

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Painting area clear of all the other half finished projects.  Room for another one!

On your Marks..