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The Company of the Firefist


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Alright, so I've decided to put up a picture, name, and fluff for every model in my company. This may take awhile. I'll start with a quick summary of the Great Company, followed by the good stuff. I haven't based them yet, so I'll change around the pictures when I do.

The Company of the Firefist was ruled by the mighty Lord Hrothgar Firefist. However, during the Reclamation of Gordain's Hold, he was cut off from the rest of the Great Company when his Thunderhawk was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. According to those Wolf Guard who survived the crash, he was sucked out the hatch, and lost amid the myriad rocks and snow on the planet. Ever since, the company has sworn to find him, following hints and clues that dot the region, such as bodies with large hammer blows to the head, and security footage of a Space Wolf bashing said heads. They have not returned to the Fang since he was lost, meaning that they fight at a reduced strength, though they have often been aided by the Iron Flames chapter, who inhabit the region. The Rune Priest now leads the company, though refuses to accept any title other than regent, as he will not accept that the Lord is dead until his body is found.

Rune Priest Egill Skallagrímsson the Skald
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An old veteran of many campaigns, the Skald currently leads the company as Regent, and has guided them through many, many battles. He is quite good with the axe, and has been responsible for the deaths of many foul beasts, including the infamous Kalnak the Bloody.

Wolf Guard Erngald Strongarm
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Strongarm was the Wolf Guard who was right next to the Lord when he fell, and feels responsible for the loss. He earned the name Strongarm after beating an Ogryn in an arm wrestling match, though both were drunk at the time.

Pack Leader Erik Ironhelm
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Probably the best tactician in the company, Ironhelm is often asked for advice by Rune Priest Wolfheart, and is being considered for promotion to Wolf Guard. He leads the most successful pack of Grey Hunters in the company

Wulfgar Iceclaw
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One of the many brothers who has succumbed to the Curse of the Wulfen over the years of the hunt, Iceclaw has been able to hold it in check so far, but may not be capable of doing so for much longer.

Sigvald Sunwolf
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Like many in the company, Sigvald favors the Plasma Gun, though that is an understatement. In fact, he is a master of plasma weaponry, able to destroy almost anything with a single, well-placed shot. He has been eyeing up the Long Fangs' plasma cannons for a while.

I think I'lll post in bursts of five...

Edited by Chapter Master Ignis Domus, 22 July 2011 - 06:22 PM.

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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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great job, and awesome fluff. But I think it's more of a warband than company. Either way, keep up the good work

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Thanks! They will resume their company status upon completing their vow.

Next five. And yes, they are standing on a memory stick.

Hendrik Trollbane
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The assistant to Erik Ironhelm, Trollbane is an excellent unit commander, and will probably take over when Ironhelm joins the Wolf Guard. Unfortunately, he is not very good on the overall stategy scale, as he admits himself, and it is doubtful he will advance any more.

Hungar Firmrock
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A skillful warrior, proficient with both bolter and blade, though not a leader. He will probably become Trollbane's second in command.

Aenar Fellarm
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One of the many Grey Hunters, Aenar has a penchant for minor insubordination and recklessness that wasn't quite bred out of him as a Blood Claw. Many jokes are made about how he was promoted when the Wolf Lord was drunk and missing essential mental faculties, as well as not being able to see what he was writing.

Maverik Boldheart
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A brave warrior, the first in the line and last out, Maverik has won many accolades and awards. He has one of the longest sagas in the company, though he remains a Grey Hunter, with deeds like single-handedly capturing a traitor guard command center, beating an Aspiring Sorcerer of the Thousand Sons in single combat, even after he cheated and ordered the Rubrics to open fire, though they were killed by the rest of the pack upon doing so.

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I'll break off from fluffy fluff temporarily. I've got a rather large supply of Octavians from the Macragge set lying around, and like to include one or more in any army I make. My story is that they are Alpha Legion Infiltrators.
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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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Well, I've finished the first pack, except for my special plasma gunner who's arm fell off. :D Now to the second one. If I ever meet any of you in a tournament, I'd like to apologise in advance for foisting this large packet of stuff that constitutes my army list upon you.

Erik Sigurdson(who was nearly accidentally named Erik Leifson. Bonus point to whoever gets the historical reference.)
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Erik is an efficient and logical leader, capable of directing the firepower and abilities of whatever pack he is assigned to, be it Long Fangs, Blood Claws, Grey Hunters, or Wolf Scouts, to their greatest effect. His pack is typically assigned to hold a landing zone or base camp and can be relied upon to protect that area from almost any form of attack, be it from aircraft, tanks, hordes of Orks, biomonstrosities, or, on one occasion for which he is renowned throughout the company, a Warhound Titan, using a mixture of cunning stratagems and a knowledge of both his allies and enemies weaknesses and strengths.

Cnut Ramseye(Yes, Cnut is a real Norse name)
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Another of the unfortunate cursed Wolves, Cnut used to be a jovial comedian, often making up elaborate jokes that revolved around his name. Sadly, his personality has gone away, to be replaced by a more feral, confrontational person.

Arez Greenhorn(I couldn't resist :P )
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Though young and lacking in experience, Greenhorn has risen rapidly through the ranks, going from the top of the crop of aspirants to Pack Leader in an as yet unheard of amount of time among the company. The only other who can claim to be even close to that is his rival, Erik Ironhelm.

Harald Firetongue
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Like Sigvald, Harald has chosen to wield a plasma gun in battle. He is a member of Sigvald's group of followers, whom Sigvald givs instruction on the use of plasma guns and the quaffing of ale. Harald once stopped a horde of Orks during a rear guard action when he toppled a massive obelisk on top of them, crushing their warboss and slaying hundreds.

Somerled Boldblade(Another historical figure)
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Unfortunately, I need to go, so you'll have to wait on him. Think of it as a cliffhanger.
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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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Well, I've finished the first pack, except for my special plasma gunner who's arm fell off. :P Now to the second one. If I ever meet any of you in a tournament, I'd like to apologise in advance for foisting this large packet of stuff that constitutes my army list upon you.

Erik Sigurdson(who was nearly accidentally named Erik Leifson. Bonus point to whoever gets the historical reference.)
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Erik is an efficient and logical leader, capable of directing the firepower and abilities of whatever pack he is assigned to, be it Long Fangs, Blood Claws, Grey Hunters, or Wolf Scouts, to their greatest effect. His pack is typically assigned to hold a landing zone or base camp and can be relied upon to protect that area from almost any form of attack, be it from aircraft, tanks, hordes of Orks, biomonstrosities, or, on one occasion for which he is renowned throughout the company, a Warhound Titan, using a mixture of cunning stratagems and a knowledge of both his allies and enemies weaknesses and strengths.

Cnut Ramseye(Yes, Cnut is a real Norse name)
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Another of the unfortunate cursed Wolves, Cnut used to be a jovial comedian, often making up elaborate jokes that revolved around his name. Sadly, his personality has gone away, to be replaced by a more feral, confrontational person.

Arez Greenhorn(I couldn't resist ;) )
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Though young and lacking in experience, Greenhorn has risen rapidly through the ranks, going from the top of the crop of aspirants to Pack Leader in an as yet unheard of amount of time among the company. The only other who can claim to be even close to that is his rival, Erik Ironhelm.

Harald Firetongue
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Like Sigvald, Harald has chosen to wield a plasma gun in battle. He is a member of Sigvald's group of followers, whom Sigvald givs instruction on the use of plasma guns and the quaffing of ale. Harald once stopped a horde of Orks during a rear guard action when he toppled a massive obelisk on top of them, crushing their warboss and slaying hundreds.

Somerled Boldblade(Another historical figure)
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Unfortunately, I need to go, so you'll have to wait on him. Think of it as a cliffhanger.

Hey Arez is a special name.i think i might take my pack(thanks for making me leader,have a keg of ale and some meat)and bring them to my company(well 29 troops 11 puppies(:D ) and 2 preadtors).



But over all good job.

The memory stick could represent the Astartes awesome memory :)

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QUOTE (Brother Ramses @ Sep 20 2011, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of our companies has spent more time in the field then your second founding skirt wearers. Yea, I said skirt! DA wear the dresses, BT are just a trashier, sluttier version of the DA with high cut skirts.
QUOTE (Wolf Lord Kieran @ May 9 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
only a Marine who's primarch is being held by Jawa rejects would remark on the rumors of traitors and mortals.. 

...Arez, thats one of those jokes that i laughed and winced at the same time.

Arez is like a case of space herpes in remission; gone but never forgotten.


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I thought you'd like the fluff on him. :D
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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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I thought you'd like the fluff on him. :P

I do.but i have the uncontrolable urge go rip people apart os i'm more twin lightning claws ;).besides that head makes me look like a GH.hmmmm imagine the chaos i can cause if i'm a GH :D ,but good job on the models.

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QUOTE (Brother Ramses @ Sep 20 2011, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of our companies has spent more time in the field then your second founding skirt wearers. Yea, I said skirt! DA wear the dresses, BT are just a trashier, sluttier version of the DA with high cut skirts.
QUOTE (Wolf Lord Kieran @ May 9 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
only a Marine who's primarch is being held by Jawa rejects would remark on the rumors of traitors and mortals.. 

...Arez, thats one of those jokes that i laughed and winced at the same time.

Arez is like a case of space herpes in remission; gone but never forgotten.


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Maverik Boldheart
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A brave warrior, the first in the line and last out, Maverik has won many accolades and awards. He has one of the longest sagas in the company, though he remains a Grey Hunter, with deeds like single-handedly capturing a traitor guard command center, beating an Aspiring Sorcerer of the Thousand Sons in single combat, even after he cheated and ordered the Rubrics to open fire, though they were killed by the rest of the pack upon doing so.

I'm honored wolf brother! it's only fitting and funny now, since I've had you represented in one of my packs already hahaha keep up the good work!

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Arez: I actually have a twin Claw model. Maybe if he performs well, I'll promote him to Wolf Guard and give him the claws.

Maverik: Really? This should be interesting.
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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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Nice work. Make sure your bases get a bit of paint to help show the miniature off more.

Good one making Greenhorn, Arezs surname ;)

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I tend to base all my models at once, so I'll edit in those pictures when I do.
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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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Arez: I actually have a twin Claw model. Maybe if he performs well, I'll promote him to Wolf Guard and give him the claws.

Maverik: Really? This should be interesting.

yay.will i be promoted on here?

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QUOTE (Brother Ramses @ Sep 20 2011, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of our companies has spent more time in the field then your second founding skirt wearers. Yea, I said skirt! DA wear the dresses, BT are just a trashier, sluttier version of the DA with high cut skirts.
QUOTE (Wolf Lord Kieran @ May 9 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
only a Marine who's primarch is being held by Jawa rejects would remark on the rumors of traitors and mortals.. 

...Arez, thats one of those jokes that i laughed and winced at the same time.

Arez is like a case of space herpes in remission; gone but never forgotten.


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Alright, I realized that my lighting setup was off, so these should look better. Also, their eyelenses are painted, I just use a dark red that doesn't show up very well next to the grey in the pictures. Any helmetless marines are assumed to be blinking at the same time

Olof Swiftfeet
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When there are no Wolf Scouts around, Olof is one of those used for reconnaissance. He's one of the fastest of the company, and it was this that got him into the chapter. One day, as part of the Rites of Manhood in the Darkblade clan, the youths of the chapter were sent to each get a winterlily from the top of the mountain. One of his fellows, Darmal Darkblade, realized that Olof had the best chance of success, and decided to kill him on the way. He started by sending up two youths to set off an avalanche, only for Olof to outrun that. Next, a pit was dug and spikes planted in the bottom. Olof then jumped that. Finally, a pack of Ice Trolls was sent to kill him. Unfortunately, they turned on Darmal. When Olof saw this, he began attacking the trolls, though he knew it was hopeless. Though both warrriors fought valiantly, and killed many trolls, they were eventually driven to the edge of a great precipice, only for a great clap of thunder and a blast of lightning to kill the trolls. They then became Space Wolves.

Thorgir Grimhammer
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One of the oldest Grey Hunters in the second pack, Thorgir has the honor of carrying the standard. He is a quiet but firm marine, not afraid to give counsel or bash an enemies head in. He is most famed for his rallying speeches, as well as stopping an oncoming Carnifex with a single, calm shot to the eye.

Sweyn Bluetooth
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The standard bearer for the first pack, Sweyn is named for a strange deformity in his canines that resulted in them turning blue after drinking from the cup of Russ. He is a bit of a loudmouth, and can often be heard boasting about his many exploits in the Great Hall of the ship. If even half of what he says he did is true, he is one of the most accomplished warriors alive in the company.

Godfrid Klakson
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Another stand-in for the Wolf Scouts, Godfrid is an excellent tracker. He has a tendency to dispatch his enemies with swift, silent shots to the head, a result of his minor modifications to his bolter. Fortunately for him, no Adept of Mars has ever examined his bolter.

Ivar Lodbrok
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Ivar Lodbrok is one of the best swordsmen in the company, and spends hours in the practice cages perfecting his bladework. Whenever the Firefists come in contact with a group of Dark Angels, Ivar is the one chosen to fight in the ritual battle, and has won many times, just as Russ had done all those millennia ago.


I found an excellent name for my dreadnought: Ivar the Boneless. I love Wikipedia.

Also, I'm trying to think of a way to make a display board for these guys. I've got a nice rabbit fur, so I'm thinking of using that. Any advice?

Edited by Chapter Master Ignis Domus, 23 April 2011 - 07:15 PM.

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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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Loving the fluff, Great work. Perhaps start with a black undercoat to make it easier to paint

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Hendrik Trollbane
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The assistant to Erik Ironhelm, Trollbane is an excellent unit commander, and will probably take over when Ironhelm joins the Wolf Guard. Unfortunately, he is not very good on the overall stategy scale, as he admits himself, and it is doubtful he will advance any more.

i hope you're not refering to my pup, not very good on the overall strategy scale, i just told the damn sod of an inquisitor he could sod off! nothing else! :angry:

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Beef: I do use a black undercoat, I just paint it on by hand. That's why a lot of the stuff on their base is just plain grey.

Hendrik: I had two pages open while I was loading these, so I guess I must have seen you name and used it subconsciously. If you give me a better description, I could stick it in there as recompense.
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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

On vacation.

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Hendrik: I had two pages open while I was loading these, so I guess I must have seen you name and used it subconsciously. If you give me a better description, I could stick it in there as recompense.

BAH! i was just kidding you, don't worry :pirate:

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Beef: I do use a black undercoat, I just paint it on by hand. That's why a lot of the stuff on their base is just plain grey.


I think the last time I spray painted a model was when the 2E codex was the most current. It leaves too much to chance, in my experience, by accidentally spraying too thickly and overcoating details, or the paint gets old and/or gummy and doesn't spray on smoothly. Plus, I always found myself going back in and hand-painting the inner joints and undersides that the spray couldn't reach due to angles.

I will disagree on one bit of advice from Beef, that many others will likely argue... using a pure black for the undercoat immediately puts the model at a disadvantage in regard to soaking up a whole range of color. As an example, there's an adage in oil painting where painting a full head of hair on ANY human being requires at LEAST 17 different colors. This view can be applied to shadow tones.. the shadow on a red cloak won't be the same color as the shadow on the joint of an elbow. To paint both black diminishes it.

In my recommendation, an off-white or non-black dark color like fenris grey, charadon granite, adeptus battlegrey, or dheneb stone and use a single coat of devlan mud, gryphon sepia, or even a watered badab black wash will make for a very excellent (and smooth) undercoat for any model.

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I'm back, after a long break,caused mainly by the fact that I couldn't find my pictures and was too lazy to bother taking more. I'm currently in the process of painting an unassembled Stormraven(Heresy!), and just got one of the best protected packs of Bloodcrushers ever. The packaging on that could stop a bullet or three. Plus a rocket, several AT rounds from an old AT rifle, and a Nova cannon for giggles. So I now have a question for you:

While assembling the Crushers to make TWC, I started filing down all the heretical symbols of the daemon gods. So should I make them disappear, or simply wreck them as an insult to the heretics while I smash them?
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QUOTE (shortysl @ Jul 2 2012, 03:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

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I don't mean any offense, but your painting is not very good. It is sloppy, you miss details, you haven't painted faces, there's no highlighting....Not everyone is a Golden Daemon painter, so not painting intricate details or blended highlights is understandable, but the sloppiness is inexcusable.

I'm only being blunt to motivate you to go back over your figures and make them look nicer.

Black undercoat is fine for dark figures, but I have used grey automotive primer and that's really good too.

My advice...take your time, be neat, work on brush control and paint the easy details ( faces, plasmagun coils etc).

It might be the lighting, but your figures look shiny....could it be the paints you are using? Do you gloss varnish? I advise some dull cote ( pretest any dull varnish sprays btw).

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Maybe use one of those lighted magnifiers that is mounted on a swivel arm to do your finer details. This way you can really see where the paint is going.

This is all I would suggest for those hard to reach/find areas.

I think your army looks fine the way it is, thanks for some useful ideas.

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I don't mean any offense, but your painting is not very good. It is sloppy, you miss details, you haven't painted faces, there's no highlighting....Not everyone is a Golden Daemon painter, so not painting intricate details or blended highlights is understandable, but the sloppiness is inexcusable.

I'm only being blunt to motivate you to go back over your figures and make them look nicer.

Black undercoat is fine for dark figures, but I have used grey automotive primer and that's really good too.

My advice...take your time, be neat, work on brush control and paint the easy details ( faces, plasmagun coils etc).

It might be the lighting, but your figures look shiny....could it be the paints you are using? Do you gloss varnish? I advise some dull cote ( pretest any dull varnish sprays btw).

Good luck.


there is one member here that's always come-off as highly opinionated or overly critical, when it comes to modelling and painting. Which in turn rubs off in certain circumstances, as more of a know-at-all, or annoying instead of actually being helpful. When we were all young, back at school.. you remember rolling your eyes, and at times despising the know-it-alls or teachers pets. It's not their fault really, they just know more than most people. But how it's perceived, or how they go about it freely tends to do more harm onto those who have a harder time understanding a certain skill-set.

I honestly think some people need to step back a little, and realize that not everyone here is as skilled or knowledgeable in art/colors. Because let's face it, we're all here to play toy soldiers! sure some of us have more pride in our army than others, or have that OCD going with table-top quality. But not everybody here is the same, when it comes to the hobby. Some people focus more on playing than painting. We are all perfectionist in our own way, you just have to realize that the perfection is not always aimed at one aspect of the hobby.

There are also times when some people that don't mean to take offense with their wording, but still end up coming out as an ass, by not showing some understanding or empathy. I'm sorry Captain Talon, I know you mean well... but your words ended up sounding like your an ass. We don't all start up as Michelangelo's (DV8, Iacton Qruze), even they had to start somewhere like most of us. I realize that sometimes being blunt can help motivate people, but at the same time how it's worded or handled can put-down your good intentions. I would have just stayed with your "my advice is to take your time, be neat, use a nice brush etc." instead of it's sloppy, you miss details, you haven't painted faces, there's no highlighting yadda yadda yadda.

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being helpful and detrimental at the same time, doesn't help anybody.

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Criticism is always welcome, even if it crushes my dreams. :D

I don't mean any offense, but your painting is not very good. It is sloppy, you miss details, you haven't painted faces, there's no highlighting....Not everyone is a Golden Daemon painter, so not painting intricate details or blended highlights is understandable, but the sloppiness is inexcusable.


The faces are a result of my bad hands, as well as never getting the color down, and I personally hate highlights, but that's just me. What details/sloppy painting did I miss? It may be that it's 3 am when I'm cleaning up the model, and that I can't see it quite well enough.

My advice...take your time, be neat, work on brush control and paint the easy details ( faces, plasmagun coils etc).


My plasmagun coils are just a very dark blue. I don't go for bright colors. Gollum! Gollum!

It might be the lighting, but your figures look shiny....could it be the paints you are using? Do you gloss varnish? I advise some dull cote ( pretest any dull varnish sprays btw).


Just the lighting.

EDIT: Thanks, Mav!

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It makes sense to me that if the Tactical Marine intercepts the bullet with his face then the Captain really shouldn't lose his Iron Halo. Not unless Captain and Battle Brother were hugging at the time, in which case it's: bullet shorts out shield and then kills Marine. Captain looks on shocked as Marine slides down his body, then sinks to his knees shouting "nooooooooooo" with his hands in the air.

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I don't believe in living in namby pamby land where we are all nice to one another and wear pastels, where kids soccer teams don't keep score and everyone eats cake and doesn't get fat.

Chap, I'm going to be away the next couple of days, when I get back I'll work on a "guide" as to what you can do to improve your work.

I totally understand the shaky hands...I have them but with a little bit of effort we can overcome that.

And painting faces is easy! I know you can do it.

In my original post, I did point out I liked the fluff alot and color scheme you are using. Sorry for omitting that.

@Mav sorry dude, I'm just really tired of people telling people who aren't doing a top notch job that their stuff looks great. They will never improve. I come from the stick a grenade down the pants school of motivation. I hope Chap appreciates honesty and criticism...I do so not to denigrate, but to help him improve.

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@Mav sorry dude, I'm just really tired of people telling people who aren't doing a top notch job that their stuff looks great. They will never improve. I come from the stick a grenade down the pants school of motivation. I hope Chap appreciates honesty and criticism...I do so not to denigrate, but to help him improve.

all good, I completely understand what you mean! I'd rather have someone tell me what I need to improve on, instead of having "yes-men" at your back. My comments were only made from the impression I got from your comment. I know you meant well, and I understand your good intentions.. however it was just a little harsh when I read it. There is a difference between constructive criticism and destructive criticism. Being honest is good, and I've always said that being an a-hole is the purest form of honesty, because I'd rather be an a-hole than a dumb-ass. That being said, there is also a line to cross and when to cross it.

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