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  1. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Taylor Thanks man, but I know where to look to find every flaw, every discolouration. The artist's curse. Tonight I got the first 3 of my 10 Stalker Bolt Rifle Intercessors done up, and it turns out, that not only am I not great at painting lightning bolts, I accidentally chose 3 Chapters that feature lightning bolts in some way. So everything up to the shoulder pads was standard fare, except the head, which I tried going paler than usual, but results were sub optimal and I reworked it slightly. That guy was inspired a bit by Scarface's Tony Montana in the "Say hello to my little friend!" scene, mostly in the pose. So after about 2 hours on the pads in which I was sweaty with concentration after finishing the Fulminators pad (I hate wings.) got them based and now I'm going to get 2 more done to get a regulation squad and then set about finishing the other 5.
  2. Hi all, this thread is a repository for all my finished painting projects that I do mostly for my Dark Angels and Mechanicum armies, but I am now starting to branch out into new Imperium based factions. Thankfully, now that Darkshard has a dedicated photo uploader I don't have to rely on Imgur or copying Facebook links that started disappearing in the latter days of my previous thread, I can get back to posting here. I'll post a summary of my latest dive into Deathwatch, I started these in late January and have already finished one squad of Veterans and the Watch Master. I've been working on improving my freehand skills with these Marines and have decided to do a deep dive into later founding Chapters instead of using the pre-moulded shoulder pads to do nothing but First Founding Chapters. (That said, I will avail of them when the icons line up.) Thus far, I've covered 10 Chapters including Marines Malevolent, Scythes of the Emperor, Eagle Warriors and Metamarines among others. The overall plan is to make this a small strike force to complement my Dark Angels force. I'm currently working on 5 Vanguard Veterans next to the force and something fun after that.
  3. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    As always, when coming off a big project, it's always amazing how a little project takes less time in comparison, although that should be obvious. Today, I finished probably one of the best looking models in the Primaris range, the Primaris Apothecary. I was convinced the Primaris Librarian was the best, until they released the Apothecary, which is why I bought both, also because my Deathwatch is comprised of very expensive 1 wound models, and they need to stay alive as long as possible. So this is Brother-Apothecary Shinnos Carnak of the Mentors Chapter, seconded to the Deathwatch. I was a little worried about this project, as white is not a colour I have a lot of practice with, and I still have more practice to do before I get it down, but I think it's getting better. Like my Librarian, I wanted to keep his armour white as is in keeping with his colour of office, and thanks to my Librarian, I found the balance between the white was to paint his tabard primarily black to stick with the Deathwatch theme. I, of course, kept the left arm silver. I was originally going to have him hail from the Hospitallers Chapter, but I felt that was a little too on-the-nose, so went with Mentors, because A: The colour scheme of their shoulder pad is nice and complementary. B: There's a pre-moulded option and I'm not above taking the lazy route sometimes. (I freehanded a whole name on a plane and did stripes on it, get off my back. :P ) So now that they're done, my Deathwatch force needs more bodies and stuff with some range. Solution? Intercessors with Stalker Bolt Rifles. 10 of 'em. Looking forward to it!
  4. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Taylor Too kind sir, too kind. Thank you. Wow it's been almost a month since the last post. Good thing I feel like I've got something good to show for it! The Corvus Blackstar 'Shadowclad' takes to the skies and adds another engine in my burgeoning air force. Starting to get the hang of masking stripes on planes now, I think the effect really worked well. The blue representing the Watch Fortress and a pair of silver stripes calling to the silver left arms of the Deathwatch. Was nervous to see how the small splashes of red would work with the cool blue and black, but I think that the colour is secondary enough that it acts as a subtle contrast that keeps the visual interest high. The weapons except for the Hurricane Bolter and the only thing I'm displeased with is the fact that the magnet holding the guns forward didn't seat right, so one weapon is always going to be on an angle, but I'll learn to live with it. As always, a big, empty base cries out for a neat extra visual, so I went with a recently killed Ork (Because Deathwatch.) slumped against a low wall that fits with my winter themed board and terrain. Super glad this is done, so now I won't have to footslog my expensive-as-hell Veterans across the table. But, they'll eventually take fire, so it's time to get started on a Primaris Apothecary for these guys.
  5. Sticky fingers

    I have a Grav-Cannon Marine that I used a FW Mk. II armour body for and the Devastator kits arms. If they fall off one more time, then I'm taking a hammer to it.
  6. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    Well that took longer than expected. Damn you Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and Forza 7! Got the Primaris Librarian done for my Deathwatch, Codicer Thutmose of the Venerators of Osirion. Love this model, really wanted to keep the traditional blue of the Librarius, so I decided on black robes to help keep the Deathwatch theme prominent and I think it really worked. Although one of these days, I'm gonna do a proper fancy Force Sword. Now I'll be tackling the Corvus Blackstar. I'm thinking of doing a pair of thick-ish silver bands on the left wing, following the silver left arms on the infantry. Good idea or bad idea?
  7. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Justicebeaver Thank you kindly! @Taylor I took 3 of 'em out for a spin last night in a friendly game against an opponent playing Death Korps of Krieg army, after deepstriking and doing barely anything against a unit of Thudd Guns, I proceeded to completely waste the unit (Mostly for the comedic effect) by overcharging them with 14 shots against a Malcador tank. I whiffed most of those 14 shots and did a total of 4 damage against its 18 wounds. The team promptly died to my 4 1's during the hits. Dumb but hilarious. Can't give you a good review just yet because I've got to face an opponent where they'll be useful, but I would suggest bringing a Captain with a Jump Pack and maybe an Assault Squad as back-up. And thanks.
  8. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    Tonight we draw to a close a productive Dark Angels expansion summer and prepare for a xenos-crushing Deathwatch filled fall! The Inceptors got finished tonight and I am very much pleased with their outcome, a bit of a slog at times (Because how about you stare at a pile of 12 arms ready to highlight and try to get fully excited.) but as always the hard work always bares good fruit. And when you have to empty your whole dice cube to roll upon landing, the fruit is sweet indeed. Not to mention how tempting those Plasma Exterminators are going to be, overcharging upon landing, might need a back-up Assault Squad and Captain to safely rock those plasma shots. With the Inceptors done, as I stated before, it's time to dive back into the Deathwatch, I am still intending to keep it small, but that's relative to the Dark Angels, and it's a big Dark Angels army. So the plan is to add a Primaris Librarian, Primaris Apothecary, Corvus Blackstar and a squad of Intercessors, probably with Stalker Rifles because I don't have a lot of long range with the army right now, and it could really use it. So here we go.
  9. Grimdark vs. Newhammer

    Honestly, I can't see the models being a reflection of grimdark because it's Nurgle. There's always a depraved jollity to Nurgle, who truly believes that it's doing good spreading disease and entropy handing out plagues and maladies like its genuine gift, because to it, it is a gift. So that some of these Nurglings are going to look a little goofy, it makes sense because Nurgle does actually have fun with it. The Poxwalkers are all smiling because of the Walking Pox which forces their facial muscles into a rictus grin, which is why they appear so happy. It all fits the theme. But I think the focus on the jolly little Nurglings and the smiling Poxwalkers is missing the background details in the Nurgle models, like the tentacles bursting forth, the disembowelled bodies, the hideous mutations, the stomachs that have literally transformed into fanged maws. I think we're desensitized to what's really messed up, and that these new elements are throwing us for a loop. Has anyone shown these elements to an outside party to get their opinion on how dark these models are?
  10. Funny pictures for Friday

    And with that said:
  11. Funny pictures for Friday

  12. Everlasting Wet Palette

    Already backed it. Getting the Studio version because I want a bigger surface and I try and keep my sheets lasting as long as possible.
  13. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    I play my stuff painted because it brings me much more enjoyment to field an army that is fully painted to a good standard. It also brings me much more pleasure when I play against an opponent because now I can start picturing the engagement in my mind's eye and it becomes a little bit more than just a game at that point. Playing someone who hasn't painted their army kind of sucks me out of it, not that I'll completely refuse to play against an unpainted army, but I'd rather play someone who's got an army that really helps set the mood. I'm also a disappointed when tournaments don't do a "Best Painted" award for the purposes of inclusion for those who haven't painted their army. I get it, you want numbers and opponents to show up, I'm all for that, but it's disappointing for those of us who have put in the time and effort to get our stuff looking good for the table not to be recognized because some people can't be bothered to even prime their models. Tournaments don't have to make painted armies mandatory to include a Best Painted award. A 3 colour minimum would be nice, but it doesn't take into account peoples circumstances, so it shouldn't be enforced but there should be recognition in the tournament scene, regardless of whether painted mini's are mandatory or not, for people who did take the time to paint their models.
  14. My Last 3 Weeks of the Hobby...

    By far the best looking army at the North Bay Tourney in my opinion, followed closely by that Dred Mob army.
  15. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    And last blast before the tournament, a bunch of support critters ready to back up the squads, two Watchers in the Dark and two Armorium Cherubs. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you tomorrow! Already started on my Inceptors, can't wait!
  16. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @dreadpirate Thank you kindly! More tournament prep, just getting a Lascannon Devastator up to avoid using proxies. Next more quick tournament prep getting a pair of Watchers in the Dark and Armorium Cherubs.
  17. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Xander Thank you kindly! @Taylor Saturday! Be ready! It's been a long time coming, but I am finally done my Deathwing Knights to the full 10! Happy with how these came out, glad to see this project done and ready to hit the field. Getting a Lascannon Devastator ready for the charity tournament on Saturday, then after, gonna be getting after my Inceptors for my Greenwing, to bring those guys up to 6. Gotta magnetize those arms for the beautiful plasma action. Finally, after that, more Deathwatch! Left: August 15, 2015. Right: September 11, 2017.
  18. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    I'll get to it eventually. :P Just a quick and simple update tonight, Knight 8 down, and just 2 to go!
  19. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Taylor A backdrop you say? You mean like this? I have a Macromat, but when it comes to setting it up, well... Ain't nobody got time for that. Finished my 7th Deathwing Knight tonight in the march towards getting a full squad of 10. I think the biggest obstacle in regards to reaching that goal is that I'm for sure picking up some Inceptors tomorrow and I also REALLY want to get a full squad of 6 of them as well. But as always, I guess we'll see what happens. (I'm also itching to get to my Deathwatch!)
  20. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Deademperor Thank you kindly! Man, GTA 5 is a great way to get distracted game. Finished my Deathwing Apothecary today! Model was a lot more straightforward than I expected it to be and an interesting model to choose a style of. I went with the classic Apothecary scheme of white main body, but with a twist that's seen throughout my army, keeping the left arm the same colour as the 'wing' they're a part of. In this case it's a bone coloured arm for the Deathwing. Also wasn't sure what to do with his under/overcoat, thought about making it green as a contrast but ended up going with, what I see as the correct choice, of a bone coloured over/undercoat with red accents for contrast. Wasn't sure how he'd come out, but I'm please with it. Going back to Deathwing Knights as I don't think I can hit those Konor Campaign goals at my pace and I really want to get 10 done badly. I am starting to itch at the idea of doing more Deathwatch though.
  21. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    Thanks guys, I do have a display case that hangs on the wall, it usually displays the models of the game I'm not usually play at the time, so currently it's displaying my Mechanicum. Going through a little transition time with my PC, but I'll get pictures for the next update. First Deathwing Knight done, four to go! I am following the Konor campaign, so my next model might not be a Knight, I may go for a Deathwing Apothecary that I could use to score points for the painting challenge. Likewise for the Psykers week and Terrain week.
  22. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    Pair 'o Terminators done! These guys bring me up to 20 standard Terminators, which I'm probably going to beef up to 30 before I switch focus from Deathwing, really need a couple Cyclone Missile Launchers, so that's on the to-do. But the next project is another 5 Deathwing Knights so I can run them in a big squad of 10 to really put the fear in my enemies. (Or two 5 man squads like a rational person.)
  23. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Taylor Well, I tried my hand at weathering with the Lord of Contagion, and I did like it. But seeing as the style of my army is consistently clean, switching it up now would look weird. So this week, I got started on the Deathwing with some standard Terminators and went with a couple Tartaros Pattern and a Cataphractii, as I like to imagine that the Dark Angels, with their heritage of Terminators over 10 millennia will have accumulated more of the esoteric patterns of Terminator armour. From here on out, I'm going to endeavour to put on the decals before calling models done. So next up will be another pair of Terminators, gonna be doing the standard pattern for these next two. Then, after those, Deathwing Knights to bring me up to 10!
  24. Interrogator_Chaplain's Finish Dark Angels, Mechanicum & Others

    @Taylor, thanks as always! :) Oh hey, long time no see. (Speaking relatively of course.) So basically in the time since the last post, I played my first game, then played a shit-ton of Mass Effect: Andromeda (Seriously good, couldn't put it down for a week!) and realized that right now, I am not digging Horus Heresy as much as I am 8th. As such, I've done something I rarely do and put a project aside for a while, that project being my Custodes-Contemptor. 8th is just so much damn fun, that I can't have anything else distracting me from my Angels. And even I myself have gotten bitten by the Primaris bug. I am a fairly narrative player and the dynamic between the Dark Angels and Primaris Marines is a fascinating question to explore, but I feel that I can't add any Primaris Marine command units until I see some official narrative seeing how they've integrated with the Dark Angels famously secretive command structure. Can you truly trust these fresh-faced outsiders with the burdensome secrets of the Fallen? I don't know, but I'm excited to learn more. That being said, line troops don't know jack about the Fallen, so I feel it was just fine to incorporate these fellas into my army. 3 fresh Inceptors ready to drop in and blow heads off. These were done kind of assembly line style so I didn't do a whole lot of individualizing, but still content on the whole with them, even though the process was a little monotonous at times. Plan now is to start working on Deathwing Wave 2 and incorporate some more Terminators into the army. With plans for at least 10 more Terminators and 5 more Deathwing Knights, we'll see how far it'll go before bone starts to bore me!
  25. First Death guard List

    Hnnnnghh, wanna play more games of 8th so bad!