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The misadventures of a mediocre painter into vengeance incarnate.

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Tabletop

Been a while since I posted. I don't really want to spam the blogs section unless I do something new to my scheme which I want to log or if I've finished a unit. Just wanted to say that my army's tabletop standard now and took it to my first tourney in a long old while. Was great to get back into the swing of things. Went to Leodis Games' one dayer event. If you've not been, I'd recommend it. It's in Leeds and the guy who runs it was super nice. Anyway, I got mullered  - ha ha! Lost 2, won 1. Wa

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Lord-Relictor

Just wanted to make a quick post about a new technique I tried out last night. This is my WiP of the Lord Relictor. There's still a fair amount to go and every time I look at the model I'm surprised by how much detail I've missed off. There's always something else which catches me out. Anywho, I've been trying a few techniques on stuff like cloth and whatnot and the normal layering or edge highlighting stuff I just can't get along with. It just appears unnatural to me on some materials and I can

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Almost tabletop

I went a bit overboard. Signed up to a tourney which is happening next weekend. Set myself a target of getting this tabletop standard. I've done all sorts... nothing like a tourney to motivate you. Will make a post using tourney pics but I've not been keeping a photo log due to spending every spare moment painting. For now, here's some WiP of bases. Bases were made by gluing cork down and filling out the rest with Agrellan Earth and Stirland Mud. The mud/earth was painted with zandri, which

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Good to be back in action

Christmas came and Christmas went. I did barely nothing over the festive period and it really took it out of me, hobby time wise. It's hard to get back into the habit when you've had a bit of time away but last week I forced myself to find my groove again. Felt really good to get back underway again. My motivation was also hit as at the minute I've zero opportunity to get a game in. My FLGS has been forced to relocate so until it reopens (hopefully, selfishly, somewhere as equally close to me!)

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Base colours almost done

I've managed to get half the army to the below standard. That's all the Sequitors, Longstrikes and the 3 characters you see here. The gold I've went for is Retributor. I'm a little concerned about it, to be honest. I do like it but I never used it in any of my trials so no idea what it's gonna look like when it's finished. Working with it was a bit of a chore as well. Even with a wet pallet the stuff would dry out pretty quickly.  Once I get the other half of the army up to this, there's on

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I really dislike faces

Finished off the Rakarth flesh - areas covered were cream fabrics, rope, bone and flesh. Really happy with how they're coming on now. They're really starting to take shape and to begin to look actually painted. Next up I'll be painting all parchment using Zandri Dust but soon I'll be on the metals. This will be pretty much the final step in the base colours and I'm super excited to see how they'll all look with everything coloured in. I'm taking forever and a day to do this though so I got a lit

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Nice to start another colour!

Making good progress with the first layer for the white. What you see here is celestra grey. The good news is, the sections which are white are limited and I've made pretty good progress; the bad news is that it's probably gonna take about 3 layers to get a decent opaque base down. I remember this from doing the test model. It's a pretty messy step as well so I can already see multiple spots which will need to be touched up once all base colours are down. Felt really good finally getting some co

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Red ones go faster

Kids recently started back at nursery... first time since the pandemic. Needless to say the whole house has been very ill for about two weeks. Was able to start up again this week though so thought I'd post an update. Managed to block out all black sections with Abaddon Black. This was mainly the guns for the Longstrike and the reverse of the shields. Both can be seen in the pics. Also made a good start with the first coat of red. I chose Mephiston Red for both the red fabric and also the r

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Vindictors are fiddly

I mean, honestly, if the spears don't get snapped off at least once before this is over I'll be super surprised! They're not Nighthaunt fiddly but those spears are awkward! Lush models though.  Managed to get a second layer of grey seer on this week. Finished up last night and started work on laying down the black contrast. I managed to get half the army done - the other half I'll get done tonight. It felt so good getting the grey seer stage out the way. So far I'm pretty happy with how thi

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Wanted to start off...

... with an apology. My phone really doesn't have the best camera and I'm far too poor to invest in anything to improve the situation. Plus, any spare cash I do have, I'd rather spend on modelling gear and paints. Not really buying models at the minute. There's no need really with the amount of grey I have. I totalled up the other night and my unpainted SCE alone sits at over 7k. Ridiculous. That's kinda one of the main reasons why I'm pushing myself with this blog. I've so much SCE suddenly tha

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Harder than I thought...

Managed to get my target for the week done - basecoat the armour. Process started with a zenithal highlight using vallejo model air chrome. This is an absolutely lush colour. Would very much recommend it. Used the air brush for this step - something new for me except for test models for the project. Previously I said I'd been prepping for this project for about a year. Most of that was saving up for the airbrush and compressor and trying to figure out what to do with it! I reckon I've a fair amo

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Undercoat merriment

Managed to get everything undercoated with Leadbelcher. Used a rattle can for this. Know they get a lot of stick online at times but I've never had an issue with Citadel sprays. Suppose I'm fortunate to live in a place that, despite the rain, is pretty ideal for them. One thing did annoy me in this step. For each model, I will dust them off using a soft brush prior to spraying. I used to have a dog and it's become force of habit - I've painted far too many dog hairs onto my minis in my time! I d

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Game changer

Just a quick one as I spent last night cleaning and corking the army. Had contemplated subassembly when making them but have tried it in the past and, unless it's a special model, I really can't be bothered.  What I did discover though is vallejo plastic putty. I mean, this stuff is revolutionary. I've had it sitting around in preparation of this project but never got round to using it. It's unreal. Previously I'd used green stuff for gap filling but it can be a right royal palaver. Liquid

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Celestial Vindicators

I wanted to do this blog just to reflect on the creation of my new army. I'm aiming for ca.2k (as it stands currently) of Celestial Vindicators. I was hoping to start this project when the new SCE tome came out but due to delays... who knows when that would be. I'm good to go now though so thought I'd just push ahead. No doubt the points will be all skewed by the time the book finally does come out but, hey ho, what you gonna do? The list I'm aiming to build is a mix of of new and old. For

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