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Grey Knights, Sons of Heracles. Update 9.3.16 Honour Guard.


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zxyogi

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Hello Brothers,here is my first attempt at GS.....which i enjoyed doing but at times found frustrating!!! blink.gif But as they say,practice makes perfect!!!....and i envy you guys that can do it well!!
When mixing said GS i found when moulding bits that even tho it was soft when in use when nearin completion of being made a hard lump would appear in the GS!!! furious.gif ....any suggestions....and i was mixing it well!
Anyway here are the pics.......C&C always welcome.
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Edited by zxyogi, 09 March 2016 - 03:36 AM.

'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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for a first attempt verrry nice , are you sure its your first? :)

Edit: BTW for the hard lumps, you probably have ribbon GS, along the ribbon where the blue and yellow join is where over time those lumps form. Moral buy tubes of GS in yell and blue in seperate tubes. I get mine from GF9 minatures

Edited by Terminatorinhell, 22 March 2008 - 06:46 PM.

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Very Dynamic: The epitomy of what a librarian should look like.
Love the staff head and can't wait to see it painted.
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overall a very good mini, espicially for your first time using the stuff that is green. Something about the powerfist arm just doesn't seem right to me though, it appears to be a very awkward positioning of the arm, but I'm not entirely sure. It could just be me.

Props on the staff and front tabard, both look excellent :tu:

and about the greenstuff, I found the tubed version on battlewagon bits, they've got the gf9 as mentioned, and they have the straight from the manufacturer. They both cost the same, not sure about the amount though... The really nice thing though is that you get the same product, except a lot more for the price and a lot less lumps than if you had bought it from gw.
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Cheers Bros!!
The GS was from GW,will look into the tubed stuff!
Re the power fist,at the mo its just stuck on with blu tac....i cant make my mind up...power fist or bolter/plasma pistol.....suggestions please.
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'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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I use the ribbon GS as well, and I have to cut the 'middle' section away (where the blue meets the yellow) before I combine the two, so the cured stuff isn't mixed in.

...didn't know it came in tubes though - I've got a tonne of the other stuff.

re: the power weapon. I'd lose it in favour of a pistol; I think you want the staff to be the focal point, and theres a risk of the model looking unbalanced if the fist is left on. Also I think it only 'works' from the one angle (the last one posted) in which, admittedly, it looks pretty dramatic.


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For the first try, completely awesome!

My only real critique would be to make sure you always keep the GS and your fingers moist with either water, or KY. Yes, KY. It's water soluable and doens't leave a oily residue like vaseline. I only say this because I can see some fingerprints in the GS.

Another way to help avoid this is to let the GS cure for about 20 minutes or so after mixing. It makes it a little more firm and can hold a shape easier. It also attracts less fingerprints that way.

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Hello Brothers!
I have taken on your advice on using GS and the pose of the Librarian.
I have been practicing with the GS making things like banners and cloaks,will get adventurus soon and........ :)
Here are some pics of the new pose,next....prime and paint!!

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As usual C&C welcome!
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'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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i really like how the cloak is being held up with the mouths.

thats a mighty nifty little addition.

overall a very dynamic model.


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Like a phoenix this thread rises from the murky depths of B&C........soon to be completed!!


just thought....you know,pull me finger out and get back into it again!!! :o

Edited by zxyogi, 02 March 2009 - 05:43 PM.

'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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Your GS is much much better than my first attempts. It looks really good so far.

I use both the ribbon from games workshop and the tubes. I find the ribbon from GW is much better at small things and detail work and the tube stuff is better for large projects. But, that just be me not getting the portions right.

Keep working with the GS and I'm sure you will be less frustrated and really improve fast.

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Well the Phoenix rises once again......
Here are the latest pics...have not finished it as getting frustrated with trying to do detail work,not toooo happy with it really...its been a year or so since i picked up a paint brush been to busy with my track bikes lately to do any painting BUT have been sticking the odd figure/vehicle together!!

C+C welcome!! :P

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'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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That is an excellent 'first time GS' my friend! Good paint job as well!
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me likey, me likey alot! For your first shots at greenstuff (which mind you are better than most of mine) you did amazing! And I suppose the bolt pistol looks a bit better.

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I did like the powerfist if I'm honest...

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:P i dunno cant please everyone all the time!! ;)

Thanks for the comments Brothers!! ;)

Must finish it off before starting summat else!! :o

'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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Damn, makes my recent kitbashed Librarian look really feeble.

must.. do.. better.

nice job man. B)
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:huh: .........Archaeologists have been in my crypt!! :D

Its time for the Sons to rise once more.....The Sons of Heracles have returned!......got Yellow fever with my Malevolents so need to do summat different for a while....read alongside my Malevolents.

Anyway,here is a mini from Hitech Miniatures,this is going to be my Chapter Master. Got lots to do to him yet. What do you think so far?
Excuse the pics they came out....err...crap!
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C&C welcome!
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'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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Almost finished Chapter Master Sisyphos.......
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Few more things to do to Him yet,detail work and His base.
C&C as always welcome.
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Edited by zxyogi, 24 November 2012 - 10:34 PM.

'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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that chapter master looks awesome.
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Thanks Deathknight!!
Finished mini now in HOH.

'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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Hello,update for my Sons of Heracles. These are the original minis I done years ago,all I have done is whip off the standard Marine helmet and replace with these awesome helmets from Puppets of war...and tidied the paint up a bit. The next batch will be fresh minis not old reclaimed ones. These are still very much wip.
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C&C most welcome!
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Edited by zxyogi, 04 December 2012 - 04:43 PM.

'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/


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wow ;), I love those Spartan helmets, where did you get those? Your army btw looks fantastic so far, can't wait to see more Spartans join the fray. For the three-hundred and leonidas!

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These look great, love the theme and the colours. How did you do that tarnish on the bronze?

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Daemon...the bronze on the shield?....Start off with a dark Bronze/Gold and go lighter with lots of dry brushing and washes,to get a sort of mottle effect I tend to do lines and dots with thick paint so it is raised a bit so that I can dry brush over the raised bits. Hope that helps!

Update with Squad Theseus...nearly done,bit of tidying to do and the Chapter symbol to add.
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And this is Assault Squad Crius,again nearly finished but.....not quite!
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Sorry about pic quality will get it sorted by the time they reach HOH.
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Edited by zxyogi, 11 December 2012 - 06:29 PM.

'Brothers! These foul Aliens stand before us, thinking they are powerful enough to resist us! But they have made one, massive, terrible mistake; they have forgotten who they face!'
'FOR WE ARE THE MARINES MALEVOLENT, CHOSEN OF THE EMPEROR, THE ONLY TRUE SERVANTS OF HIS GLORIOUS WILL!! FORGED WITH HATE, ARMORED WITH TRUTH, TEMPERED WITH BLOOD!!! THESE XENOS SHALL FALL!!!! FOR GLORY! FOR HATE!! FOR THE GREAT CRUSADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marines Malevolent.........The Emperors Finest.
Hall of Honour: http://www.bolterand...p...lent&st=125
WIP: http://www.bolterand...p;#entry2872270

 

Sons of Heracles

WIP http://www.bolterand...htsupdate-1314/