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Warhammer 40,000 Painting

Alright guys, I've been a fan on Warhammer 40k for god knows how many years. My fandom began with the tabletop game. In my 10+ years of collecting and playing, I've amassed a large collection of several armies including but not limited to:

 

Space Marines:

     - Iron Hands

     - Salamanders

     - Crimson Fists

     - Dark Angels

     - Blood Angels

     - Grey Knights

     - Deathwatch

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard of older fans):

     - Standard Astra Militarum

     - Militarum Tempestus

 

Adeptus Mechanicus:

     - Cult Mechanicus

     - Skitarii

 

Inquisition:

     - Inquisition

     - Officio Assassinorum

 

and Tau Empire

 

I just pre-ordered the new Triumvirate of the Primarch box because I want the new Cypher and Grand Master Voldus miniatures for my collection. A buddy of mine actually plays Ultramarines (and is stoked that Guilliman is back), and has agreed to let me paint the Primarch for his army. As the box isn't released until next weekend, I am curious if anyone would want to see my progress from base coat to final version on this or any of my miniatures? I hope that maybe getting some support here might lead me to getting my painting gloves back on and get cracking on my unpainted miniatures. I'm open to questions and critiques from anyone, I'll try and answer/respond between my two jobs.

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Tiddy-bits:

I haven't seen how this progresses before, so sure. =]


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I'd be rather fascinated by this actually, I want to get into painting miniatures as a hobby. Do you use airbrushes or conventional methods, what kind of paint do you use, blah blah blah,  I've got a ton of questions but I'm eager to see how they turn out. Personally, even though I know little to nothing about 40k, I'd love to see the Tau, they have the coolest designs, and seem like the equivalent of dark elves in the 40k universe. They even have the same logo as the Marathon logo, which is amazing.

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11 hours ago, Risk said:

I'd be rather fascinated by this actually, I want to get into painting miniatures as a hobby.

 

It can be an incredibly expensive hobby. In the years I've been playing 40k I've spent thousands of dollars on miniatures and probably just as much on hobby supplies (paints, brushes, basing materials, glue, etc).

 

11 hours ago, Risk said:

Do you use airbrushes or conventional methods, what kind of paint do you use, blah blah blah...

 

I use a combination of airbrush and brush painting on my miniatures. There are effects I paint that can only be achieved with an airbrush (gradient shifts from one color to another) while there are details on the miniatures that can only be hand painted. As for paints, I use GW's own Citadel miniature paints because my local shop stocks them, Vallejo Game Air paints (airbrush paints, but I use them as brush paints because I like the consistency of the paint itself, it's a very smooth paint to brush with) and Badger Minitaire paints for my airbrush. Sometime in the week I'll post a picture of my hobby space after I prepare it for the work ahead of me. I can also dig out and post some of my other miniatures, most aren't finished but are at least tabletop quality.

 

11 hours ago, Risk said:

I know little to nothing about 40k, I'd love to see the Tau, they have the coolest designs, and seem like the equivalent of dark elves in the 40k universe. They even have the same logo as the Marathon logo, which is amazing.

 

There are actually "Dark Elves" in 40k. They're called the "Dark Eldar". The Eldar were once the rulers of the galaxy long before the days of the Imperium of Mankind. I'm not exactly up to date on the fluff of the Eldar, but basically there was a fracturing within their civilization. This fracturing of the Eldar spawned the birth to the Chaos God, Slaanesh (God of Pleasure, Sensation, and Desire). The Tau are, fluff and IRL, the youngest army of the 40k universe. Every other force has been included in the 40k universe at some point previously in the game's history.

 

This is all I have time for before I start my day today. Feel free to ask whatever questions you have and I'll answer when I can!

Eldar:

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Dark Eldar:

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Tau Empire:

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I'd be interested in seeing these.  40k is a hobby of mine as well.

 

Not that I actually have anyone to play the game with, but I also have all the digital games.


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10 hours ago, Tiamat said:

Not that I actually have anyone to play the game with, but I also have all the digital games.

 

I know how that feels. I have people and a community I can play with, but no time to play. I've been trying to teach a buddy of mine how to play using Tabletop Simulator and Vassel because you can just save and walk away. It's hard to remember where you left off after a week or two though.

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Finally got some pictures for you guys.  This is my work/hobby desk in my room. It's still a mess, but it's the cleanest it has been since I had to move my room around. The drawer units on the right is my bits box, all of my extra pieces from old kits are kept there so I can "kit bash" my Space Marines to make them more unique. Vallejo and Citadel paints are kept on the desk in the organizers, base paints on the far right, layer paints in the middle and washes/glazes on the far left. Minitaire airbrush paints are kept on the wall so I can organize and order more paint at a glance. Unbuilt kits (bags and clamshells, usually characters or 1-model units) and tools are also on the wall.

 

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Here are a few WIPs that I've been working on and off with over the last few months...

 

A Deathwatch Librarian from the Blood Angels Chapter. The Deathwatch hunt aliens throughout the galaxy, searching for infestations of Tyranids or securing Tau and Eldar technology for the techpriests of Mars.

 

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A bare head I've been working on for a squad's Sergeant model. Need to give him another coat of wash and highlight to sharpen the detail, but heads are so tiny. Yes, I have him pinned to a wine bottle cork while I paint him.  I don't use magnifying glasses, by the way. They're annoying and get in the way.

 

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Last one for a bit. A Deathwatch Vanguard Veteran from the Crimson Fists chapter. This is one of the more recent miniatures I've been working on. Armor needs washing and highlighting.

 

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I have more pictures somewhere on my hard drive from a while ago. Let me know if you guys wanna see more. My order from Games Workshop with new miniatures should be coming in sometime mid-week along with new paints for me to try out.

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On 3/12/2017 at 9:13 PM, Cru3lD3m0n said:

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Nice work on the Deathwatch models, although I wouldn't say that encompasses their entire job description.  I GM a Deathwatch game so I find those quite cool; at some point I want to add a Deathwatch Rhino and Land Raider to my collection.


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