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Offline Slick

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Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, 40k)
« on: June 10, 2008, 05:07:21 PM »
This will be a painting blog of my various fantasy armies. I mainly play DOW but I also have Empire and am restarting Bretonnians. For non-humans I have Tomb Kings. A lot of my units will work for either of my 3 human armies. First up is my captasus who pulls triple duty and sometimes serves as my merc general in DOW as well (usually just a hero).



Here are some pics of my Captasus - I used an old 5th ed Bretonnian dragon head instead of the new one and added the dragon shield from their special character as well. I also picked up an orc casualty and added him to the base witha  broken shield next to him to represent the captasus having run him through. Comments welcome.
























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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 06:05:14 PM »
Looking good, nice colors and checkers
keep it coming!
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 10:35:44 PM »
Some pics of my wizard lord











Bow to me haha!









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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 11:45:15 PM »


Great special effects on that pic! ;)

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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 01:38:07 AM »
The sheild and blanket look hand painted, and well done. :eusa_clap:

I also like the choice of grey for the pegasus, and the red and yellow color scheme.
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 01:41:40 AM »


Great special effects on that pic! ;)

sunlight :)
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 01:46:53 AM »
My other wizard














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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 05:26:54 AM »
Here is my unit of Voland's Venators













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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 05:35:26 AM »
DOW Duellists aka Pistol Thugs :) The unit is mostly done except for some touchups here and there and then some fine detail work on the faces.































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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 06:27:48 AM »
Lovely stuff. The photos are nice and clear, but it's difficult to see the details. But that's not that important. You've got a really well painted army.

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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 06:41:21 AM »
Kudos for the neat stripes on the duellists as well as for the neat checkers on the pegasus captain  :eusa_clap: Nice Wizard and Knights also  :mrgreen:
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, Blood Angels)
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2008, 03:14:38 AM »
Switching gears a little bit and taking a short break from fantasy. Next up a unit of BA terminators w/Forgeworld shoulder pads. They still need detailing but for now they're good enough for the table.





























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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2008, 09:52:49 AM »
Lovely pegasus, nice knights, great stripy duelists.  :icon_smile:

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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2008, 09:59:17 AM »
Wow, you seem to have a really steady hand! Great paintjobs, keep it up!
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2008, 05:29:18 PM »
Yup, those stripey duelists look mighty fine.   :-D
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2008, 06:07:58 AM »
Some 40k terrain from Armorcast









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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2008, 06:12:20 AM »
Here are some fantasy terrain pieces just recently finished - large wooden bridge from Armorcast and a small hut from JR Miniatures





I just recently picked up a 2 story inn from JR minis and thats almost done as well, pics coming soon
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian)
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2008, 06:23:11 AM »
Ahh more terrain madness! I picked up the jumbo Wargames Terrain Set from GW and I must say I'm impressed despite the price. Did I mention the price? $120 regular, on sale for $99, -$27 in points - $77 after discounts. The set includes 3 huge tree bases, a sect of ruins, a modular hill which can be arranged in 2 different ways or each used separately, and a large 1-piece gaming hill - all in plastic, oh, the set also includes two tubs of static grass/flock


Yep thats right, all of the terrain needs to be painted/flocked - nothing premade here...



lots and lots of sprues to assemble



note the size of the forest bases - only 3 trees each but theyll still take up a lot of board space which is nice, also bottom center is the base of the ruins - good objective for scenarios

Got everything basecoated - took about 1/2 the primer can should be able to assemble it all tonight & pics to followone thing to note - the crappy design of the small pillars for the ruins - half of em fit together perfectly, the others just do not match up, surprising since their plastics have been topnotch lately

Everything has been basecoated, all of the trees have been assembled.

Here is a pic of the large hill - painted and flocked













As you can see there are two differnet types of static grass here. I ran out of the darker one (thanks GW for not providing enough to finish the terrain in the box) and ended up buying a lighter color. I tried blending it a little bit as I dont feel like going back and redoing that whole section.







Finished all 3 tree bases for the forests. These are perhaps the best part of the whole scenery box - great looking forests with removable trees so its not a hassle moving units through them.



Base of the temple with skull in center. Works great as its own piece or you can add any number of the other temple pieces.







Overhead of the assembled temple. As you can see it takes up quite a bit of space and looks fantastic. A great place for lone characters and skirmishers to hide :)





Overall, I'd rate this kit as 9/10. Everything is excellent here from the forests and hills to the ruined temple. This is a onestop way to have an entire table's worth of terrain in one set. I don't give it a perfect score because it is a really expensive set ($120) although you could easily spend that much on similar terrain. I also didn't like some of the temple pieces as they just wouldn't glue together properly so you will see some gaps here and there in the temple columns. Definitely room for improvement there GW. The other issue is the amount of static grass they provide you with. I did all 3 forests with the scorched grass and there is plenty left (probably not enough to do one of the hills. I used the glade grass (?) to do the regular hill and it got me about half of one piece of the modular hills. They should either provide more of the static grass types that are included or add a 3rd container of static grass.
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, 40k)
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2008, 02:25:27 AM »
Finished some more terrain - The new fences & walls set from GW is really nice and you get quite a bit.





















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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, 40k)
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2008, 02:35:56 AM »
I took a few more terminator pics with some better lighting





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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, 40k)
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2008, 02:54:45 AM »
Enjoyed the Pegasus, Knights, and Duelists! :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:

I like the plastic terrain that GW has produced, yet prefer the idea of producing my own and being able to create more options for changing things up from battle to battle.
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, 40k)
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2008, 06:04:03 PM »
Nice Terminators, I've been thinking of starting an 40K army, probably Blood Angels.

Yours are Blood Angels, right?
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, 40k)
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2008, 10:02:41 PM »
Yep, Blood Angels is the only way to go :D

I couldn't get a real good closeup of the termies otherwise you could see the Blood Angel shoulder pads :)

They should be fairly strong in 5th edition, but we'll have to wait and see what the new marine codex brings and how it'll affect Blood Angels

One thing is for sure, plastic drop pods are coming  :eusa_clap:
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, 40k)
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2008, 06:30:50 PM »
Yeah, I'm starting up totally new to 40K so I guess I'll by the new starter set and work my way to a glorious 3rd company of Blood Angels  from there!
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Re: Army Painting Plog (DOW, Empire, Bretonnian, 40k)
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2008, 02:07:26 AM »
OK, long time no update! I painted up the baneblade commander that comes with the kit. He'll double as a senior officer in my guard force.










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