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THE SISTERS OF THE EMPEROR’S MERCY

THE SISTERS OF THE EMPEROR’S MERCY

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Project Blog by dolgath Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Since the beginning of all things. The Emperor of Mankind has stood as the light in the darkness. We sisters, ordained and consecrated in battle, defend that beacon against all who come against it – Traitors, Heretics, Xenos – we defy them all. And when the time for vengeance comes: We shall bring the Emperor’s Mercy! (The mantra of the Sisters of the Emperor’s Mercy)

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The Family Photo

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The Family Photo

Heavy Weapons

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I’ve got a load of heavy weapon to do:

5 Multimeltas

4 Heavy Flamers

3 Heavy Bolters

Heavy Weapons

Well, updating the heavy weapons teams.  Laying down some white as a base for the Red Gore that I use as the base of the cloaks and what-not.

In addition, I have prepped the legs of the Paragon Warsuits to be cut up into something more dynamic.  Pics coming soon.

Mortifiers Complete

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Mortifiers

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The Mortifiers got a base coat of Warplock Bronze and a heavy drybrush of Leadbelcher.  I am plum out of both of those, I guess I got to leave my house - goddammitt!!!  The Mortifiers got a base coat of Warplock Bronze and a heavy drybrush of Leadbelcher. I am plum out of both of those, I guess I got to leave my house - goddammitt!!!

Fortunately the GW store is right across the street from the wine store, which is not far from the cat food store, and a Starbucks….

These Mortifiers don’t have all the purity seals that the penitent engine had, but they do have a bunch of filigree, which I am thinking I need to trim in brass.  So, apparently GW decided that Brazen Brass should no longer exist.  This is a trim color that I have used in three of my armies!  The so-called replacement is not even close.  Nor is the supposed equivalent with any of the other manufacturers.  I am now trying to mix something that is somehow close…

I am using equal parts GW Runelord Brass, Brass Scorpion, and Sycorax Bronze.  It comes close…

Penitent Engine Completed

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This was a pretty enjoyable mini to do.  I know some people hate this model, but I liked it.  The only pain is all of the purity seals.  For the final weathering I really wanted to grime it up, so I used some Secret Weapon Sewer Water and Algae to give it that final bit of grunge.

Next I think I will move on to the other two walkers – Mortifiers I guess they’re called.  Should be easy enough using the same techniques.

Penitent Engine

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Next up is an old school penitent engine.  I want to make this grimy and rusty as befits an instrument of torture.

Penitent Engine
This model has a ton of purity seals.  I use a fine tip pen to scrible on some text onto the ribbons. This model has a ton of purity seals. I use a fine tip pen to scrible on some text onto the ribbons.
To give the ribbons a parchment-like look, I use a mix of Secret Weapon parchment and flesh wash.To give the ribbons a parchment-like look, I use a mix of Secret Weapon parchment and flesh wash.

Completed Another Basic Squad

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This is a mix of old metal and new plastic.  I particularly like the metal Imagifier.  I think that was a model released with a previous edition, but not one of the original metal models.

Painting Update

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Gerry hooked me up with some conversion charts for old GW paint matching!

https://herrickgames.com/pages/paint-comparison-chart.html

https://redgrimm.github.io/paint-conversion/p3.html

Old GW Paint

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Red Gore and Scab Red.  I love these colors.  Nothing GW currently makes come close to replicating these colors.  I now find myself rationing out my small stock of pots of this that I have horded to paint my sisters army.

Does anyone know of any options for new sources for these classic colors?

Back At It

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So, I’ve been away from this project for a bit.  Mostly because my attempt at doing a vehicle failed horribly.  I am not even going to post it – a huge embarrassment!

Then, I got distracted by Dropfleet.  I spent lots of time building ships from their excellent Colonizer sets.  So much fun!!!

Now I’m back to the Sisters, and I think I just need to do a basic squad to get me back in the game…

Back At It

Next

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I think I need to mix it up at this point and try a vehicle.  I’m thinking I’ll start with one of my basic, old school Mad Max rhinos…

Seraphim Done

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My first squad of Seraphim done.  The hardest part was the bases.  Even though they are weighted, they are still very teetery!

More Progress

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Nearly done with these.   The bases are going to take a bit more work…

Seraphim progress

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I have never painted a squad of Seraphim ever.  These girls have been in a box in a closet for 25 years…

Mithrill silver for a final dry-brush over the armor – yes I still have an original pot of it.  Then, I added white over the tabard areas, because red goes over white much better!  Then Red Gore as a base red for the tabards.

Armour Base Coat

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My typical thing – Warplock Bronze and a heavy drybrush of Leadbelcher.

Armour Base Coat

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Battle Sister Squad

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Finished the first of my new old school metal sister squads.  In the third and forth images you can see a comparison with my original models I painted 25 years ago.  Obviously I couldn’t match all the colors with the current GW line, but I think the main difference is the grime that the Nuln Oil gives the new models.  It should be easy enough to give the old models a wash of it and match them up a bit better.  Also I have to redo the old bases at some point.

Distractions

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Not much work has got done on the sisters because the pimps over at TTCombat keep putting out stuff I can’t resist.  I will be making a new project to handle my Dropfleet obsession at some point…

Progress

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Progress

Armour

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So, I am using the same painting techniques I used on the original squads I painted 25 years ago.  I started with a base of Tin Bits and then a heavy drybrush of Boltgun Metal, followed by a light drybrush of Mithril Silver.  I don’t have any more Tin Bits or Boltgun Metal, but I still had an old pot of Mithril Silver.  So I substituted with the closest thing I could get.  This method really brings out the depth in metallic armor, as apposed to just slathering on a layer of Leadbelcher.