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Hey folks,

 

been a long time since I last posted some pictures here, and at that time, I used a dedicated thread for it. So, with the ETL 2019 being underway in full speed, I thought I might give it a go again.

 

In this thread, you'll find a bit of my hobby progression regarding my only 40k army, the Blood Angels. This is your Captain Obvious speaking, coulda read the title...

 

 

So without further ado, I'm glad to present to you my most recent additions to my no-longer-stagnant force:

 

Donatos Aphael and my interpretation of his weapon-loadout:

Donatos Aphael, 2nd Company Captain
for Baal.
back
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Some of you may remember him as an unfinished project on my workbench, and he's only recently seen completion.

 

Also fairly fresh out of production is the Librarian Dreadnought. I painted both of these before getting into the ETL, I swear!

 

Librarian Dreadnought
side
back

 

 

And since I've already mentioned it, I've pledged 6 devastators with 2 lascannons and rocket launchers and the points for a Armourium cherub and like 4 squads of scouts for this year's ETL.

 

Spoiler

 

 

Since I've mostly worked on the Scouts, I've added the progress shots below. Their red is shaded and highlighted in quite stark contrast, but it doesn't show too well in the pictures.

 

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They'll get gray-ish pants and the camo cloaks will have some urban-ish camouflage.
 
I picked the devastators up on ebay on the cheap, so there wasn't a blister included that would allow me to build the fat winged baby robot Armorium Cherub.
Good thing I can use that as an excuse to build my own representation of it and add it to my pledge. So here you go.
 
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IMG 8181 (2)

 

Well, that's it for today. I'll paint some of these bad boys up a little more, could be that I can manage to get them done by the end of the week.

I'd love to pledge another unit or two.

 

Thanks for watching.

 

 

Snorri

 


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Lovely painting!
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Excellent work on Aphael and the Librarian Dreadnought.
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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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Really like your paint-job! The CCW of the Libby dread looks especially menacing :)


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Thanks, you guys! I’m making some good progress on the scouts, I’m confident to get them done by the end of the week.
In time too, for I’ve got a little test game coming up on Saturday against the voracious hive fleet kraken! Baal needs reinforcements truly!

I’ll post the lists here soon, might do a battle report of some sort.

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Hey folks,

 

update on my vow - the scouts are finished! Later than expected, obviously, since the game on saturday took a little bit of my time.

 

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If you wanna read what basically took only 2-4 turns to finish, click on the spoiler button below.
Warning! Long text and images.
 

Spoiler

 

Will update the Devs soon hopefully. Sleep now.

 

 

Snorri


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The Scouts are well done.
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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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very nice work!


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Thanks guys!
I would’ve loved to paint tonight, but my apartment is hotter than the devils behind entrance.
I’ll have some time tomorrow after my next game, I think. Need to pick up some micro sol and set as well for the decals I’ve put on the scouts and devastators.

Hope to have an update and perhaps a battle report by Sunday.
I got new dice so looking forward to some better rolls!

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trick to get best results for decals is:

Gloss varnish the area you want to have the decal on.

once dried, apply a small amount of micro set to the area the decal is going to go.

put decal on and smooth out with something like a damp cotton bud.

put micro sol on the decal.

varnish with gloss again


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trick to get best results for decals is:

Gloss varnish the area you want to have the decal on.

once dried, apply a small amount of micro set to the area the decal is going to go.

put decal on and smooth out with something like a damp cotton bud.

put micro sol on the decal.

varnish with gloss again

 

Good run down of the procedure, thanks mate!

Since the decals on the scouts have already been applied, I'll just give them a brush of micro sol or two and then varnish with gloss, before varnishing again with matte varnish.

 

I'll try to refrain from buying the q-tip cotton buds though, those and straws are horrible and will probably end up trashing the oceans. Is environmental awareness a thing in the grim dark future of 41k?no.gif

 

Snorri


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trick to get best results for decals is:

Gloss varnish the area you want to have the decal on.
once dried, apply a small amount of micro set to the area the decal is going to go.
put decal on and smooth out with something like a damp cotton bud.
put micro sol on the decal.
varnish with gloss again


Good run down of the procedure, thanks mate!
Since the decals on the scouts have already been applied, I'll just give them a brush of micro sol or two and then varnish with gloss, before varnishing again with matte varnish.

I'll try to refrain from buying the q-tip cotton buds though, those and straws are horrible and will probably end up trashing the oceans. Is environmental awareness a thing in the grim dark future of 41k?no.gif

Snorri

Yeah I actually use a brush usually, it doesn't work QUITE as well but is still decent. Most tutorials recommend cotton buds though. :)
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Is environmental awareness a thing in the grim dark future of 41k?no.gif

Snorri

I'm afraid that Exterminatus-happiness is dulling it out a bit.

I do remember that in 'Master od Mankind' there was a gal who was executed for stealing the remains of Old Earth oceans. So in M30, Emps was at least making some effort.

Edited by Majkhel, 27 July 2019 - 08:56 AM.

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trick to get best results for decals is:
Gloss varnish the area you want to have the decal on.
once dried, apply a small amount of micro set to the area the decal is going to go.
put decal on and smooth out with something like a damp cotton bud.
put micro sol on the decal.
varnish with gloss again


Good run down of the procedure, thanks mate!
Since the decals on the scouts have already been applied, I'll just give them a brush of micro sol or two and then varnish with gloss, before varnishing again with matte varnish.
I'll try to refrain from buying the q-tip cotton buds though, those and straws are horrible and will probably end up trashing the oceans. Is environmental awareness a thing in the grim dark future of 41k?:no:
Snorri

Yeah I actually use a brush usually, it doesn't work QUITE as well but is still decent. Most tutorials recommend cotton buds though. :)

That was pretty good advice, Blindhamster. The solution agent worked its magic and the decals look a a lot better. Probably shouldn’t have varnished them over first, but hey.

Is environmental awareness a thing in the grim dark future of 41k?:no:
Snorri

I'm afraid that Exterminatus-happiness is dulling it out a bit.
I do remember that in 'Master od Mankind' there was a gal who was executed for stealing the remains of Old Earth oceans. So in M30, Emps was at least making some effort.

Yeah right?

Big E, looking out for his fellow humankind, such a nice touch!


Anyways, just got my rear armour handed to me, I called the game after turn 1 with my warlord slain, both my devastator squads either having fallen back or being wiped and the annihilator also having fallen back.

His list had 2 flyrants, the swarmlord and another hive tyrant. We played frontal assault and he got to go first. 23” move of the flyrant with advance (kraken) right in my face. Then doubled down with the swarm lord and game over basically.

I’ll stick to painting for now. :D

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Hey folks, just some quick shots of the finished devastators from the ETL. This will be the direction I'm going for with the bases from now on. Perhaps I'll bring the scouts up to speed as well, but we'll see.

 

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Is it just me or do these appear to be massively oversized?


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Excellent work on the Devastators.
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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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Lovely work!
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Predator finished! Part 1 of my second vow.

 

A bit disturbed by the way the varnish turned out, it's a bit too shiny for my liking. It's a satin matt varnish, but that's still a bit too much "satin" for me.

 

Predator Annihilator
side
back

 

Started on the Terminators, doing the bases separately first to avoid messing up the rather clean armour. Did a heavy shade of Reikland Flesh over the Pure Red armour and started edge highlights of Wild Rider Red. Will follow up with another edge highlight of Troll Slayer Orange.

 

Will update soon I hope!


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Good job on the Predator.
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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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They all look fantastic!
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