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I can see those photos. The models look pretty good, but the focus is slightly off so I can't see the details well.
 

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These look great Dutchy. I would add a wash to the chaplains face and the handle of his crozium however to help give the model a bit more depth. otherwise very nice work. especially liking the splashes of yellow thrown in on them.
 

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These look great Dutchy. I would add a wash to the chaplains face and the handle of his crozium however to help give the model a bit more depth. otherwise very nice work. especially liking the splashes of yellow thrown in on them.
Thanks Swede. Hopefully this is better?:

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I've also been quite productive and started magnetising a razorback/rhino. This is my first attempt but so far it looks a mess:

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Ah, those photos are much better!

The troopers look really nice. Really tastefully done, with just a little subtle weathering. I also like the name banners on the bases that's a very nice touch. And I can attest from many Necromunda games that means models add to the fun.

I think the chaplain might still need some more work. Specially I mean armour highlights.

Right now the edges of the black plates seem to get lost compared to the accordion areas of the joints. Usually I try to highlight the edges of the joint ribbing with gray or white but this is more complicated on an all black model. I want to reserve a suggestion in how to work with those areas . . . Could we see a rear photo of the chaplain? I want to make sure my suggestion fits the whole model.
 

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Could we see a rear photo of the chaplain? I want to make sure my suggestion fits the whole model.
Thanks both. Attached is the rear, hopefully the photo shows it properly:
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I am going to adjust the osl on the jump packs to copy an image I found on the net:

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Also I found this old model in collection. I'm not sure what to do with him as his scales a little smaller than the modern models. Maybe a statue? Any suggestions welcome.

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Great thanks. So the chaplain could really use another highlight. The black is eating up the detail, at least in the photos.

The vintage sergeant would be great with tac marines, or devastators where the bulk of the weapons would disguise his size difference. Don't forget his current base is much smaller too.
 

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So the chaplain could really use another highlight.
Up to you Dutchy, but I'd go with either Ulthuan grey or Fenrisian grey for an extreme edge highlight, and I'd use a 10/0 or similarly tiny brush to keep the line very thin.

I think your models are looking great mate, and I'm loving the crisp photos that you have going lately.
 

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Thanks guys, I'll add the next highlight. I've been working furiously and have now completed another trooper:

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Please note the old school backpack. I've taken the opportunity to go over all the blood drops to make them stand out a little more:

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I've also partially finished one death company, though his jump pack needs completion. I've changed the basing style slightly on this one and would like to know everyone's thoughts on whether I put this style on the other models:

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I've also adjusted my lighting inside the jump packs:

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I'm not sure whether to change the wings on the blood angel symbol on all the models from black to white either to make it stand out more like in the death company model above.
 

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Looking good. On Jerichosal, it looks like you over-painted part of the cord from his bolter with red, check the side of his right hand.
 

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Ah, lovely Khorne followers in disguise. I kinda like the neat and tidy red you paint.
 

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Thanks guys. I've been looking and looking for the error on the bolter, but I cant find it. The red paint job is very simple, a couple of layers of watered down Mephiston red, shading with Devlan mud and a highlight of Wazdaka red.

The first combat squad of Tactical Squad Orpheus is now finished.

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I also found a 90's missile launcher which will be used in the second combat squad.

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Okay so another weeks gone by and I've painted up the assault squad:

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Also I've had this come through the post:

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This will fill out the Blood Angels to a 1000pts and give me a decent start to the nids army. Also a rulebook, which i hadn't owned beforehand.

Finally for the awesome photo:

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I picked this bad boy up for £40 off eBay, which I thought was reasonable. I've had a gander through and its all there barring one models base. Some of them have weapons broken off, but the seller kindly included those in the box.

The models have been semi painted to a low standard. Now, I'm not sure what to do here, do I repair and repaint to my standard, or leave as is?

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As always C&C welcome.
 

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I'll do a full update now. Thanks Iraqiel for the comment.

I've moved jobs so not much time recently to do anything GW related.

I did have my first 40k game in 6 years two weeks ago. Playing my nephews Orks, it didn't go well. 600 pt lists and ended in a 13-1 victory to the Orks. That said it was a lot of fun and I prefer this rule set to the rules I used to play.

I did find some old DC from the 90's which it be started working on. I'm trying to magnetise all my DC so they can have jump packs or back packs.

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I'm hoping they'll end up like my test:

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As well as this I also have the rest of the tac squad primed:

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And some space hulk termies I'm basing up.

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Also I did manage a little more work on the dread this morning.

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I have another game or two coming up on Monday against my nephews Orks again at 750pts this time. So hopefully I'll fair a little better.

Also, I can't tell you how difficult it is to get hold of Mephiston Red Spray! I had to travel to Bedfordshire from Northamptonshire to get two cans that I put on order while on visit to a store in Milton Keynes. None of the stores near me had it! Well worth it though.
 

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It's been a while since I've posted or done anything so I thought I would share my latest idea.

I'm thinking of adding an Imperial Guard contingent as allies to the Blood Angels. So I bought a box of guard and rumaged through my bits box to draw up a test model. I would like to do the guard as a desert army in camo similar to that of the British troops in Afghanistan etc

Here's the sergeant, the backpack is from Kromlech.

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Hmmm that's a beardy tough looking Sergeant. Looking forward to seeing a characterful squad to follow!
 
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