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Dances with Smurfs


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Hi, everybody!

While I'm currently struggling with my budget, working schedule and my PhD to build my new Blood Angels army, I've found pics of my first 40k army on my PC - the pics of the famous Ultramarines. This army was created around 10 years ago, when I was a 14-year old kid, and I was overwhelmed by 40k universe and particularly by the space marines. I chose smurfs as my first army (well, actually I dindn't choose - they were on the Tactical Squad box front :cuss ) . It was my first wargame experience, as well as experience in painting small minis, but I knew then it would be my passion for the rest of my life :cuss

To cut a long story short, here are my fist smurfs. Don't judge me stricktly - remember, they were painted by a kid, who had never held paintbrush before :P

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PS My chappy has lost his banner somewhere.

Dances with Smurfs - my 12-year old Ultramarines army

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They look tabletop quality to me...I'm 32, and only picked up my army about a year or two ago, and I can say mine aren't much better than these;) Good luck with the budgeting and the new army. I guess the only thing that bugs me is the colored bolters, but then I like guns to be straight metallic, maybe with black gun casings here or there, and that's more a paint scheme thing.

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You were and amazing 14 year old. If you had tried it a little sooner I wouldn't have been surprised to see you being a Youngblood at the Golden Daemon competition. Most people can't produce that type of work as soon as they pick up the brush, I know I didn't... 'looks at old minis'

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I've certainly seen worse, but I would also STRONGLY recommend you grant these Marines the Emperor's Peace and put them in a Simple Green bath...or whatever is available in Russia.
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Thanks for your replies, guys! It pleases me that you find my painting skills worth such praise  :D

@Arikel
The red bolters were Ultramarines color scheme back then, and soon after I finished that army the 4th ed introduced the black (or dark grey) bolters for Ultras... I also the grey or black weapons more, but....

@Solid Zaku
In Russia we have vodka  ;) Seriously though, I though of such 'retirement' for my smurfs, but I decided to keep them. They're still my first army, my first experience with 40k, so I wanted to savor those moments and to be able to see how my painting and modelling skills progress through time  ;)

Dances with Smurfs - my 12-year old Ultramarines army

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O the yellow, the bright, bright yellow!

Very old school, very classic. Burns its way straight into your head :HQ:
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That army suffered the same fate as my first army (I was a bit younger) which was the classic GW staff telling you "use white under coat!" - which when your that age/experience with paint leaves all those horrible white spots under arms and in the recesses - which wouldnt show at all if you use black - but they never tell you that - they let you drop £100 on a army, then realise once you learn brush control you need to spend another £100 because your not happy lol!.

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That army suffered the same fate as my first army (I was a bit younger) which was the classic GW staff telling you "use white under coat!" - which when your that age/experience with paint leaves all those horrible white spots under arms and in the recesses - which wouldnt show at all if you use black - but they never tell you that - they let you drop £100 on a army, then realise once you learn brush control you need to spend another £100 because your not happy lol!.


Damn right, man! Damn right!  ^_^

Dances with Smurfs - my 12-year old Ultramarines army

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Very old school, very classic. Burns its way straight into your head :tu:

I agree :)

I must say they are good for a 14 year old (better than mine at that age anyway) ^_^

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I must say they are good for a 14 year old (better than mine at that age anyway)  :D

Ludovic


Thanks! When I started that army I expected to have some sloppy blue freaky gnomes (well, actual smurfs ;) ), but I was pretty surprised when my first tactical marine was finished. 

Dances with Smurfs - my 12-year old Ultramarines army

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This reminds me of my own 10year old first SM army :) . Looks good :D .

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Strip 'em :woot:

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That army suffered the same fate as my first army (I was a bit younger) which was the classic GW staff telling you "use white under coat!" - which when your that age/experience with paint leaves all those horrible white spots under arms and in the recesses - which wouldnt show at all if you use black - but they never tell you that - they let you drop £100 on a army, then realise once you learn brush control you need to spend another £100 because your not happy lol!.


Plan A: Washes
PLan B: Brake fluid

Neither costs another 100 quid.

Although what army you can make for 100 quid I don't know.... Maybe AoBR commander, AOBR termies and tacs en masse....

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