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Tabletop Warhammer?

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games, Wargaming and Scale Modelling.' started by Arcimbaldo, 4 Apr 2011.

  1. No1newts

    Capodecina

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    I picked up the Death Guard codex and I was really disappointed. I remember the codex of old were rammed with backstory and detail and we're a fascinating read in themselves. The new ones are really sparse on story and instead seem to just be rules and pictures of painted models. :(
     
  2. Nitefly

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    Forgebain acquired and in hand - as if I didn't have enough to paint :p

    ^ yeah the codex's are a little light on story etc, it all seems to be shoved in the first 10 or so pages.
     
  3. Werewolf

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    My copy of Forgebane arrived this morning as well, I'll have a proper look at it once I've built up my Khornemower/Lord of Skulls.

    You can never have too much to paint
    /looks at 3x 40k starter boxes (different sets), 2x Imperial Knights: Renegade, Shadow War, loads of assorted Tau, Tyranid, Chaos stuff.
     
  4. No1newts

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    I've got 9 death guard to paint (ignoring necromunda until I improve) and I'm daunted! I don't know how you cope :p
     
  5. Nitefly

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    Bjorn the Potato! Complete with unfinished base!

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  6. No1newts

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    Nice work, crisp finish on it.
     
  7. No1newts

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    My newest Death Guard and my finished plaguebearer squad;

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    What looks like unpainted grey on my Death Guard isn't, its the oxidizing effect on the armor but it does not photograph very well :p
     
  8. Vtec9k

    Wise Guy

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    very nice dread, lighting claws look awesome.

    Huge fan of the bone coloured plague marines, great puss! I've just done mine boring green...
     
  9. No1newts

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    Thanks :)

    I love the old Horus heresy stuff so trying to make them look like old school death guard with their white armour, brass trim and green pads. Making it dirty is pretty forgiving when I'm relearning as well :p
     
  10. Werewolf

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    I'm jealous of the painting skills shown in this thread, that dreadnought looks so far in advance of what I've ever managed, and those plaguebearers and deathguard look suitably grotty and well painted :)
     
  11. Nitefly

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    Cheers chaps - I actually painted the dreadnaught bits separately, mostly, then glued him together with super glue. No skill, it took beyond forever! Just getting some fellow space wolves done. Looking forward to taking a pic of the whole squad, but I've got a long way to go!!!

    The skin on this guy is awesome!!
     
  12. Werewolf

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    I'm looking at doing something similar with the Lord of Skulls I'm currently assembling, although before I start painting I've got to clear the garage or the spare room to make space for the airbrush as I haven't had much chance to use it for over two years (and the really fancy one I bought over 3 years ago has only ever been tested).

    My plan is to assemble it as the middle tracks, the outer tracks, leave the side panels completely off, and do the top deck and body all as separate parts prior to finally gluing them together.
    I'm hoping to practice some fancy methods on it as I want to do it in a similar style to my brass scorpions when I do them
     
  13. No1newts

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    I would be tempted to collect Khorne but not until the new bezerkers are released, the current 40k ones look like diddy little babies standing next to Death Guard and the new Primaries models :p
     
  14. ShadowMan

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    Thought I would finally contribute to the thread. Just a couple of pics of stuff on my desk at the moment.

    The AM tanks are part of a larger commission with a lot of troops to do yet.

    The Tau are my own and I have more arriving Friday and once built will start shooting colour. The clear weapons are 3d printed by Shapeways as trying to get hold of bulk Cyclic Ion Blasters from GW is impossible.


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  15. No1newts

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    Tanks look good.
     
  16. DEL 707

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    Could use some help, decided to dig out some of my painting gear, which hasn't seen the light of day in nearly 5 years.

    Most of my citadel paints look solid, anyway to salvage them.

    Also I have X-20A thinner and some flow improver, I can't remember what the hell I used the flow improver for...
     
  17. Syph

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    I've heard Lahmian Medium can do the job. I've sometimes dropped a bit of fresh cold water in an given a stir, revived some pots.

    However, the quality of the new paint system has had me replacing a load of my old paints. Guess it depends on how old your paints are. I've still got a working Goblin Green, and even have some of the even older Citadel paints (tall rounded bottles) that have really lasted. They must be from 1995 or even earlier (see here: http://collector-info.com/Manufacturer/CIT/GAWPAT/GAWPATPAICLA/4970-20-Colour-Bilious-Green.html)
     
  18. DEL 707

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    These are the types of paints I have.

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    Do they have a new range out?

    Also can anyone recommend a decent guide for painting Orks?
    Whenever I do paint, it's always Space Marines, I want to try something different!
     
  19. Syph

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    One on the right is definitely current range. I bet Lahmian Medium and a bit of water would revive it. The one on the left - I've had mixed success with those. They weren't the worst offenders, there was a screw top range before that which was awful. I think it depends on the paint.

    I've got about 10 of the ones on the left and I bet I binned as many coming back to the hobby just recently myself. Used water and stirred them and that was OK. I now have some Lahmian Medium and think it's good stuff just in general.
     
  20. Spuj

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    This is a relatively easy scheme for Orks that gives good results.

    Base coat the skin with Waaagh! Flesh. Once done give the sking a Biel Tan Green wash all over. Following on from that a layer of Warboss Green however don't paint down into the recesses where the shade has settled. Then finally pick out the more raised areas with a Skarsnik Green edge highlight. It's a relatively straightfoward process however I think it looks really great.

    What I will definitely recommend is downloading the Citadel Paint app on your phone. It's completely free and I personally think it's a fantastic tool if you want to find out how to paint something!