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Martox' WIPs - a slow, slow blog

Emperors Spears Adeptus Titanicus Blackstone Fortress Kill Team

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Ave fraters,

 

Another post in which I attempt to motivate myself to finish things. These threads seem to take a nose dive off the deep end for a few reasons:
 

1 - I have a problem with starting things over. When I say starting things over, I mean 'this looks naff, into the methylated spirits with you for an undefined amount of time'. A perfectionism streak really, really doesn't help.

2 - due to number 1, I move on to other projects. I'm there fore sat on so many projects that it's a nightmare to get anything done.

3 - I love converting. I can spend weeks on the small things in a conversion. But nothing gets painted.

 

So, this is hopefully, hopefully, something to keep my random, scattershot hobbying on some sort of course. A few pics of things on the table at the moment, put in spoilers to save on screenspace for folks:

 

1 - Deathwatch Primaris Killteam

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These guys and 2 Reivers who've had some work on them are ready for painting, with the guy on the left actually beign complete and slightly modified already:

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2 - Emperor's Spears
Some may remember my Iron Knights/ Astral Knights WIPs from a while ago. Well, turns out, painting a lot of silver gets really boring really quickly. Then A-DB dropped the cover artwork for Emperor's Spear and that was it. One order from Shapeways from parts later I dropped in full force. I also managed to get hold of the Lieutenant from the Conquest mag to cut up a bit

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This guy has been a bit of a labour - the fur cloak is made from a Greenstuff World texture plate. Learning how to use that has been a trial but I feel I've got the hang of it now. Icons are from Shapeways. I may extend the fur on the shoulder further down the front of the shoulder at a similar angle so I can add a clasp to it, followed by some clean up. Next on the cards is to build/clean up 10 Primaris so they can all be painted at the same time (roughly).

 

3 - Legio Pallidus Mor

Also on the paint table - but not photo'd - is a full titan maniple awaiting painting in Legio Pallidus Mor colours (black, bone and yellow with silver trim)

 

So, there we go. A start to this whole afair. Lets see how far this one goes.


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"We attack without warning, mercy or hesitation. Let the enemies of Mankind know we will purge every last one of them, and let them shake in fear."

 


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Now this looks interesting. I like the Spear Lieutenant specifically. Might try something like a fur cloak like that when I work on my Spears (and my mini-me Emperor's Spear for my Deathwatch project)



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Beautiful works. I'm surprised the fur cape didn't come with the head of the beast it came from, which would make its wearer look more dangerous.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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The Spear lieutenant is excellent, he looks a true warrior-king with the crest and cloak.

 

The painted Deathwatch member looks good too.



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So, an update.

 

I've built 5 marines to be test pieces for the paint scheme, however a few things got to me when I undercoated.
1 - The joints where the sprue connected, particularly on the backpack and legs, has 'torn' away leaving gaps/dents. I can only assume this is due to my clippers potentially being blunt. These will need filled in.
2 - One marine was in a state I'd call fit for painting, so I cracked out the wet palette and set to work. Seems I was being a bit too liberal with it on the brush, as it didn't go on smooth.

 

So as it stands, there's 2 marines in the methylated spirits bath awaiting attempt number 2, whilst the other 3 need some smoothing over/gap filling.

Not a great deal of an update. The struggle is real.

 

Hopefully tomorrow morning before work I can get the ones in the methylated spirits cleaned and undercoat them again. Gap filling/smoothing over these other 3 shouldn't be too much of a problem.
 


"We attack without warning, mercy or hesitation. Let the enemies of Mankind know we will purge every last one of them, and let them shake in fear."

 






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