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Battlefleet Gothic/Dark Mechanicum/Minotaurs Chapter

Battlefleet Gothic/Dark Mechanicum/Minotaurs Chapter

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Project Blog by deaddave Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Just me working on my battlefleet gothic, mechanicum, Minotaurs chapter and occasionally random other things.

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Mines

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Rebased these mines as well. Might have to get hold of some of the vanguard miniatures ones as these are rather hard to come by these days.Rebased these mines as well. Might have to get hold of some of the vanguard miniatures ones as these are rather hard to come by these days.

Fighters Assembled

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Much prefer them on these square bases compared to the rectangular ones. Just a right pain prepping them as you have to blank off three of the holes and make one new one!Much prefer them on these square bases compared to the rectangular ones. Just a right pain prepping them as you have to blank off three of the holes and make one new one!

Imperial Fighters

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Managed to get hold of some original new on the sprue imperial fighters for Battlefleet Gothic. Just tidying them up before I’ll glue them to the bases.Managed to get hold of some original new on the sprue imperial fighters for Battlefleet Gothic. Just tidying them up before I’ll glue them to the bases.

Pin Washing the tile gaps.

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Next step was to darken the gaps between the tiles. So I used raw umber paint, peed it down to wash consistency and spent the next two hours carefully pin washing the lines in. Just adds some depth to the tiles and covers up where any paint went in the gaps from stippling. Before and after pics included.

Repainting The Gaming Board

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Had a bit of spare time so decided to have another go at my gaming board. Decided to go back over the tiles using a sponge stippling method as opposed to dry brushing it like I did the first time. Just mixed the colours dark first and gradually added more white on each layer with a tiny amount of yellow in each mix as it takes away the monotone greyness. After I’d finished the stone effect, I let it dry and applied water to the whole board and dabbed on brown paint and stippled it to weather the stone.

Base colours on.

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Nearly there. Next will be the Agrax wash on the red, and a nuln oil wash on the silver.Nearly there. Next will be the Agrax wash on the red, and a nuln oil wash on the silver.

Dreaded Mould Slip

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Skill 5
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Well the ordinatus arrived, went through all the parts with a fine toothed comb. As the money you spend on a kit like this, you want it to be top notch casting. Mould lines are part and parcel with resin miniatures, but mould slip* can be an absolute nightmare to repair. Luckily I only found two parts that I thought were more effort to fix than I thought reasonable. I have fixed parts like that before, but they usually involve resculpting that section with greenstuff and I just can’t be bothered lol. So sent an email off to Forgeworld and I await a reply.

* For anyone that doesn’t know, mould slip is when the mould hasn’t settled into its neutral position during casting, so parts and details don’t line up. Unfortunately, you can’t tell until you’ve already cast the piece.

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Only went on there to buy paint 🎨 how’d an Ordinatus end up in my basket for my Dark Mechanicum 🤣

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Dark Mechanicum Fleet

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Just started the dark Mechanicum support fleet to go with the iron warriors. Two different coats of bronze drybrushed over a black undercoat and two heavy coats of Agrax Earthshade to really age up the hulls on the ships. Got an old pot of boltgun metal, so painted all the guns with that. Next step will be nuln oil wash on any parts I painted silver, then red gore spot colour.

Thunderhawks for BFG

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Well, finally got them all assembled. Next to undercoat.

Thunderhawks for BFG

Remembering the late, great Alan Bligh

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Well, three years certainly went quick Mr Bligh, still think fondly of our chats at warhammer world and at various GW events. Always made the time to talk to everyone and eagerly answered questions. Even questions you probably shouldn’t have answered 😂 RIP buddy.

Remembering the late, great Alan Bligh

Thunderhawk proxies for BFG

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Got these rather nice looking ships from vanguard miniatures. Using 1.6mm welding rod that I’ve snipped down to size for the base stems.

9th edition 40k?! Already?

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9th edition 40k?! Already?

Not regretting my choice to stick with the Age Of Darkness ruleset for Horus Heresy 🤔

Old Sprue Rubble Mix

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Just filling in a couple of gaps on my round skirmish board. So started with some ground up old plastic sprue, I actually used a meat grinder for this to give the sprue a rough texture. To make the rubble mix and set it in place I poured the sprue in a pot and mixed in varying amounts of black paint, ready mixed filler, pva glue, sand and wall bonding plaster powder. Don’t ask for exact amounts, I was just winging it till I got a texture I was happy with! Then I applied cardboard edging to the board to stop spillage over the edge. I then carefully applied it to the board and tried to make it look random. With the leftovers I made some random splats that I’m hoping will work as damaged ground for the board. I’ll get pics when it’s fully dried.

Forgeworld Resin easy mould release clean

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Going to be starting this FW model soon, so thought I’d start with the washing. Over the years I’ve done the usual soaking and washing in soapy water to clean the mould release agent off. But since I got a sonic cleaner I’ve never looked back, 6 minutes in this with a drop of washing up liquid and I’ve had great results with none of the fuss. I will say, if you’re going to try this, don’t run the sonic too long. The water can get hot and warp your parts.

Mass Conveyor

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Just assembled this for my Iron Warriors fleet. In the rules it counts as two normal transport.

Dread Claws

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Flights of dread claws assembled.

Fighter/bomber bases

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Making bases for the ordnance markers. Using old epic 20mm bases to match the cardboard ones included with the game. Having to fill some of the original holes, and drill out a new one so I can fit three models on and still have a recess.

Iron Warriors Fleet

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Decided to paint up a Horus Heresy era Iron warriors fleet, so it’s a mixture of chaos, imperial and space marine ships. Have to say painting yellow sucks and doing black detailing over the top is a nightmare! But it looks good and I’m pleased with the results.

Let the harvest begin!

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Had these guys in the hobby pile for quite a long time… jackal class raiders. Or the croissants of doom! Gota say, I miss models this simple. One piece!