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Lanrutcon

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Speaking of kitbashed Dreads...I made a Helbrute for my Alpha Legion. (feet and basing WIP)




 
Painted up a couple of experimental Deathwatch marines this weekend, a Minotaur and Blood Raven. Reasonably pleased with the results and will try some more I think.

 
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T8SC

Member
Not sure if this was posted anywhere but for those who are unaware, this months issue of White Dwarf contains a Steam code for 12 Warhammer games.

 

Makariel

Member
THE GUNS WITH NUNS JUST GOT A TANK.


My wallet will not survive the next two months. I want those, I want the Nundams, I need a zllion sister squads.
I was hoping that the sisters would get some sort of Predator-alike tank, that seems to be pretty much what we're getting here, plus option for battle cannon!
 
April has been damaging to my wallet.

Cursed city
Indomitus
AoS Soul Wars
Titanicus (starter box and all the new releases)
2k points of Harlequins
Various codicies of older armies to bring up to date
An epic amount of paints

I look forward to modelling and painting with a dry and boring summer. Does anyone else here play Titanicus? What do you think of the new Cursed City fiasco? Will sisters bro up with more mech looking models?
 

Lanrutcon

Member
I am hiding in the bushes with my wallet.

When the new Sisters stuff is available to order I will leap out.

But the delays makes me sad.
 

Lanrutcon

Member
That sisters stuff is nice. How big is your force now?

Tiny! Was anticipating the release of the Sisters patrol box by now. I've got 1 x 10 woman Sisters squad, 1 x Retributor squad, 1 x 5 woman Seraphim squad, 1x Rhino, 1 x Flamey Tank, 1 x Palantine, 1 x Canonness and 1 x Imagifier.

Need a few more Rhinos and basic squads (two things the patrol box will 100% have), another Imagifier, another Serephim squad (want to run 2 x 5 with melta pistols) another Palantine (but they don't have a stand alone kit yet! will kitbash), 2 more Retribtor squads (maaaaybe the box will have that, but I doubt it). Then I want 3 of the new kits they announced: Castigator tanks (as a replacement for Excorcists), Paragon warsuits and Celestian Sacresants. The warsuits and Sacresants will make up the melee portion of the army and maybe get a Preacher. Everything that can will wear a melta, running as a minor order spinoff from the Valerous Hearts.
 
Tiny! Was anticipating the release of the Sisters patrol box by now. I've got 1 x 10 woman Sisters squad, 1 x Retributor squad, 1 x 5 woman Seraphim squad, 1x Rhino, 1 x Flamey Tank, 1 x Palantine, 1 x Canonness and 1 x Imagifier.

Need a few more Rhinos and basic squads (two things the patrol box will 100% have), another Imagifier, another Serephim squad (want to run 2 x 5 with melta pistols) another Palantine (but they don't have a stand alone kit yet! will kitbash), 2 more Retribtor squads (maaaaybe the box will have that, but I doubt it). Then I want 3 of the new kits they announced: Castigator tanks (as a replacement for Excorcists), Paragon warsuits and Celestian Sacresants. The warsuits and Sacresants will make up the melee portion of the army and maybe get a Preacher. Everything that can will wear a melta, running as a minor order spinoff from the Valerous Hearts.

I have about 3500 points of sisters packed away all metal from years ago. The plastic models really are brilliant and I cannot wait to start adding to them but I made myself promise I would go through and try another army first. Sisters will be a welcome change after a few months of 4k Harlequins going from extreme speed to extreme melta will be a welcome change. Coming back into this hobby has been crazy as the game and models are just absolutely bonkers now.
 

Lanrutcon

Member
They just announced the head of the Sisters of Battle, a High Lord of Terra, as a model. She's fucking huge.

Look at this shit. LOOK AT IT.




She's the new head of the Sororitas, and a High Lord (Lady?) of Terra. 9W, halves damage and is meant to fight the big boys like demon lords and Primarchs on the tabletop. She's not tied to a specific order, most likely meant for a supreme command detachment. She's one cockpit away from being a goddamn Mechwarrior model. Look at those twin LRM pods.

So the new Sisters codex is launching with 2 new HQs, 3 new elites and 2 new vehicles. The dev on stream said the sisters' rules are fine but "things have changed a lot" (paraphrase), implying they're being brought onto the new 9th ed power curve. Miracle dice are being kept, and you're going to have more stuff you can do with them. They adding 'hymns' that will be able to provide buffs that you'd normally get from psykers. They're also improving the single-faction rules, and adding to the order specific rules. The new Codex has Sisters specific stuff for Crusade play.

Given GW, the sisters stuff is at least a 2 or 3 months out. But man...that's a lot of new shit.
 
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Liljagare

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Is there a dedicated model thread on GAF? For some reason, I find the search function here to be a bit, odd.. :p

Started a new project, most common WW2 Panzers built in numbers and fielded, with the exception of the Maus, just want to build it, all in 1/72.

Getting started and relearning how to paint with the small guys.



Finished the first bigger buddy, and got the first big kitty on the table now.



 
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The tank stuff is really neat. As suggested check out bolt action, especially the tank stuff. Getting into airbrushing as doing vehicle work to field armies by brush is a little insane time wise. Any tips, suggestions or thoughts on airbrushing?
 

Lanrutcon

Member
Started working on some terrain. Bought a pack of modular terrain to give it a whirl, and I'm really impressed. Might pick up another 1 or 2 to fill out a 6x4 mat.



 
I assume everyone here saw the Warhammer+ streaming service announcement? Looks pretty neat. My only concern is that people will be interested but will want some kind of forward advancement of the overall story at some point.
 

klosos

Member
Wow some great looking paint jobs here, good job guys.

Am pretty new to Warhammer and have just purchased the new Dominion Box. Just putting together Kruleboyz to paint over the weekend. Can anyone recommend a good newbie painting you tube channel that could help me along?
 
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Mikado

Member
I never really got into 40K because honestly I always thought the GW Space Marine aesthetic was a bit goofy and dated, even back in the 90's (that's Heresy to some people, I'm sure). I'm really digging the newer Primaris models though. Much better proportions and posing for my taste while still fitting in the same universe. Someone called it more tacticool and I agree, but I'm all about that look so I'm fully on board now.

Ordered a couple Combat Patrol boxes to start the foundations of a shame pile but I live in a pretty rural town so it might be a challenge to find anyone to play with; it's a 90 minute drive to the closest thing that passes for civilization. At least my wife says she's in if she can have a Aeldari Craftworld army hah.
 

Lanrutcon

Member
I never really got into 40K because honestly I always thought the GW Space Marine aesthetic was a bit goofy and dated, even back in the 90's (that's Heresy to some people, I'm sure). I'm really digging the newer Primaris models though. Much better proportions and posing for my taste while still fitting in the same universe. Someone called it more tacticool and I agree, but I'm all about that look so I'm fully on board now.

Ordered a couple Combat Patrol boxes to start the foundations of a shame pile but I live in a pretty rural town so it might be a challenge to find anyone to play with; it's a 90 minute drive to the closest thing that passes for civilization. At least my wife says she's in if she can have a Aeldari Craftworld army hah.

Recently bought a Blood Angels patrol box and some...stuff. Trying to get 1,500 points of Raptors going. I am embracing the tacticool.





Still a WIP. Transfers have to be custom ordered, and I still need to get some of the gloss off, finish basing, weather the tank, etc.
 

Lanrutcon

Member
Wow some great looking paint jobs here, good job guys.

Am pretty new to Warhammer and have just purchased the new Dominion Box. Just putting together Kruleboyz to paint over the weekend. Can anyone recommend a good newbie painting you tube channel that could help me along?

Man, I could rant about this for ages. 99% of the channels out there are crap because they aren't meant for the newcomer. I spent so much time watching stuff that I only figured out later wasn't a great starting point at all. Duncan Rhodes is a very down to earth starting point.
 

Andodalf

Banned
My brother has started getting into the game, so I’m looking into jumping in. He’s building tyranids, does anyone have suggestions for a good force to pair against that? We’ll probably start with some small 500 point battles as painting is very new for us.
 

Lanrutcon

Member
smoov

Are you using an airbrush for that OD basecoat or is that a spray/primer?
Primer, then a heavy green spray, then the actual color I want spray. Make sure your cans are shaken for a minute and put in a warm water bath for 5 before use. Mark the distance you want to spray from on the spray board to ensure you don't stray.
 

Mikado

Member
Drove into town to check out the LGS there and to just pick up a can of primer. Came home with a T'au Starpulse Cadre box with around 700-800 pts worth of models. With the speed GW is releasing codices, I'll probably even get them all built/painted before the 9th edition T'au book comes out...
 

Lanrutcon

Member
Drove into town to check out the LGS there and to just pick up a can of primer. Came home with a T'au Starpulse Cadre box with around 700-800 pts worth of models. With the speed GW is releasing codices, I'll probably even get them all built/painted before the 9th edition T'au book comes out...

If I owned an airbrush I would consider doing some of the cooler looking Tau vehicles. Their models practically beg for a very clean, very surgical paintjob. When I do marines or whatever I can get away with hiding my mistakes as wear & tear, but on Tau I would want everything pristine.

Is everyone ready for 30k plastics!!!

That (rumor) with pics has me hyped to get into heresy.

I would pay chunks of my income for some of those vehicles in plastic. Resin is just...no.
 

Mikado

Member
I would pay chunks of my income for some of those vehicles in plastic. Resin is just...no.

I've been out of the minis game for about 30 years; the last time I painted, figures were still made of lead or _maybe_ sometimes pewter.
For some reason I always expected plastic was going to look cheap and crappy (like dollar-store army men hah), but I'm amazed by the amount of detail the new plastic models can hold.
 

Mikado

Member
I've been getting into Infinity lately. I dig the the early-90's-era-Shirow tacticool aesthetic (back before he went all-in on his hentai career). The lack of GW-style codex-creep shenanigans is great too.

Tried the Giraldez-style edge highlighting for the first time. Kinda messy (my old-man eyesight is failing me; gotta get reading glasses apparently :messenger_face_screaming:) but not too bad at tabletop scale.
Need to pick up some basing materials to finish this guy, while I wait for my Kaldstrom/Crimson Stone boxes to arrive.

 

Razvedka

Member
Recently bought a Blood Angels patrol box and some...stuff. Trying to get 1,500 points of Raptors going. I am embracing the tacticool.





Still a WIP. Transfers have to be custom ordered, and I still need to get some of the gloss off, finish basing, weather the tank, etc.
Dude this is a great color scheme.

I don't think I posted my Custodes in this thread:







 
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Lanrutcon

Member
In the process of moving atm, but I painted a looooot more shit. Once I unpack I'll post some stuff.

I might just pick up a starter box of Custodes, once that it exists. Looks like fun to paint!
 

T8SC

Member
I decided that I needed a relaxing hobby after training (exercise etc) so I thought I'd go back to my youth and buy a number of White Dwarf mags (for painting guides mainly) and a set of Primaris Intercessors with paints (Came in a set) from a local independent store that sells GW stuff.

It's for Winter mainly once I get my studio sorted. It'll be fun to get to grips with miniature painting again. Some well painted models in this topic.

I won't be doing too much as I won't get a lot of time, but I'll keep an eye on this topic for some ideas & advise etc.
 

Malakhov

Banned
Ive just bought a douzain of citadel pots and a box of Space Marines Primaris Intercessors, im getting back into painting minis.

Any advice gaf?
 

T8SC

Member
Ive just bought a douzain of citadel pots and a box of Space Marines Primaris Intercessors, im getting back into painting minis.

Any advice gaf?

You'll need to buy a brush too.



I actually did the same thing a few month ago, and then life got in the way. I bought the "starter set" which had a few marines, some paints & a brush. Then I topped that up with some more paints etc ...... and that's as far as I got. :messenger_unamused:
 

Lanrutcon

Member
Ive just bought a douzain of citadel pots and a box of Space Marines Primaris Intercessors, im getting back into painting minis.

Any advice gaf?
You'll need to buy a brush too.



I actually did the same thing a few month ago, and then life got in the way. I bought the "starter set" which had a few marines, some paints & a brush. Then I topped that up with some more paints etc ...... and that's as far as I got. :messenger_unamused:

Your first box will always be a mess, so take it slow.

- Paint 1 marine at a time. Don't do bulk or assembly line anything until you got your process down and your skills honed.
- Assemble the model, file the mould lines off, wash and dry the model, prime the model with primer (black, sometimes white or grey), wait to dry, basecoat the model (use the color that will cover the majority of the model, so blue for Ultramarines), wait to dry, basecoat individual areas, wait to dry, wash areas (Nuln Oil is a good starter), touch up any mistakes you made. Done.
- The thicker your paint, the harder it is to paint smoothly. Rather thin it out (add a few drops of water to some paint you put in a palette, make-shift or otherwise, mix well). 3 thin coats gives an amazing look. 1 thick coat looks like a disaster. Do not thin washes or metallics.
- Do that model by model and note where you can improve, where you messed up, etc. Just learn from the experience. Aim to have your shit sorted by the time you've tried 5 models.
- Watch some GW tutorials on Youtube to start out with
- Now do the remaining 5 with what you've learnt. These will be much better than your first marine, I promise. You'll mostly be fielding Intercessors in groups of 5 unless you're going for a firing line.
 

Malakhov

Banned
Your first box will always be a mess, so take it slow.

- Paint 1 marine at a time. Don't do bulk or assembly line anything until you got your process down and your skills honed.
- Assemble the model, file the mould lines off, wash and dry the model, prime the model with primer (black, sometimes white or grey), wait to dry, basecoat the model (use the color that will cover the majority of the model, so blue for Ultramarines), wait to dry, basecoat individual areas, wait to dry, wash areas (Nuln Oil is a good starter), touch up any mistakes you made. Done.
- The thicker your paint, the harder it is to paint smoothly. Rather thin it out (add a few drops of water to some paint you put in a palette, make-shift or otherwise, mix well). 3 thin coats gives an amazing look. 1 thick coat looks like a disaster. Do not thin washes or metallics.
- Do that model by model and note where you can improve, where you messed up, etc. Just learn from the experience. Aim to have your shit sorted by the time you've tried 5 models.
- Watch some GW tutorials on Youtube to start out with
- Now do the remaining 5 with what you've learnt. These will be much better than your first marine, I promise. You'll mostly be fielding Intercessors in groups of 5 unless you're going for a firing line.
Thanks for the advice. I don't plan to play since I don't know anyone around here that does. For now I just want to paint models I think looks good, hence why I went with intercessors :)
 
Anyone interested in these?:

Seems like they could be a real game changer, especially for someone like me who has avoided the hobby due to painting. I've been watching a bunch of previews on these and they seem amazing....outclassing the Citadel contrast paints. I'm thinking about buying some when they come out and finally get into 40k.
 
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