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Nice to see someone else appreciate the older stuff :) I've got a few of those and some newer knifes in my bits box so they may end up on something in the future. I think the only other of that type I've used is on my power fist DC (see blog/gallery).
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One of my first conversions used those knives on the front of a bike to make...a stabby bike. Still have that model somewhere, 1999 was the year.

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Long ago vs last year. biggrin.png

 

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Long ago vs last year. biggrin.png

 

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I love your red. What are you using for a recipe?



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Great idea for a thread!  Makes me wish I still had some of my own gloopy red blobs from when I was a kid :lol:


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I love your red. What are you using for a recipe?


I will try and get my process up on my hobby thread later today.
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Here we go, 2 of my efforts comparing 1997 with 2017. I think the old minis are not too bad all things considered. They are neat and not blobby. But I have definitely got the hang of shading a bit better in the intervening years. msn-wink.gif

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I never really got the hang on NMM but at least matallic paints improved enough to make me stop trying. biggrin.png

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Sanguinius stood up, stretching his wings to their full extent. He flexed his hands. "I need no blade".
It was as though Sanguinius gleamed with pale light, his face white, eyes becoming blood-red, surrounded by the golden crown of flowing hair. Guilliman had witnessed glimpses of of his brother's wrath before, but had never seen the true Blood Angel unleashed. Sanguinius surged forward on alabaster wings, half a meter from the floor, whiteness streaming from him like flames.

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Looks like GW are copying our thread :P

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This is my then and now. My first ever model was the Marine that came in the paint set during second edition. The Tactical marine it's next to was completed two months ago and was the last model I've finished. I've got loads of projects on the go at the moment.

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You can honestly say your painting and modeling skills improved between then and now.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Sometimes I wish I had this kind of old models to compare to as well, however I started out with painting dozens of skeletons for WHFB so I already had good grasp of the basics when I got to my first Marines. :D


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It could be anything though. Perhaps your style has changed in a year or two? They don't have to be decades apart, merely a change to show how you are progressing :)

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1500 Light Mech List W:0 D:0 L:2 Dreadnought List W:2 D:0 L:1
1750 Hybrid List W:0 D:0 L:0
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You can honestly say your painting and modeling skills improved between then and now.


Thanks. It shows how far GW have come making their models. The improvement in them is brilliant.

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You can honestly say your painting and modeling skills improved between then and now.

Thanks. It shows how far GW have come making their models. The improvement in them is brilliant.
That doesn't change the fact you painted the newer model, and decorated its base, much better than you did the older one.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Yeah your improvement has only very little to do with GW making better miniatures now. That's all on you. ;)


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OK then, I'll also have a go.
 
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I haven't been painting much since then, to be honest, and when I do it's not red anymore; but I do have a few things in the works that look markedly better than these.  I was shocked to find out how much good equipment can improve a paintjob, I will probably post some photos of newer works soon.

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23 years ago -> six years ago -> one month ago.

 

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1000 Scout list W:0 D:0 L:0
1250 Death Company List (jump) W:0 D:0 L:0
1500 Light Mech List W:0 D:0 L:2 Dreadnought List W:2 D:0 L:1
1750 Hybrid List W:0 D:0 L:0
1850 Death Company List (mech) W:0 D:0 L:0
2000 Heavy Mech List W:0 D:0 L:1 Two Towers List W:0 D:0 L:0
Apocalypse W:1 D:0 L:0 | Heresy 2500 Mechanised IXth W:2 D:1 L:0


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I updated my post above with more pictures and a better commentary of how my style evolved over the years.  But more importantly, I thought this 2014 - 2020 comparison was interesting.
 
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