Posts Tagged ‘painting’

 

 

Hello folks!

 

Another month, another model finished. I’m almost in the end, and reaching this point gives me an extra boost to try harder to finish everything as soon as possible (that, and a few new models in line that I want to work at after I finish this army).

 

In my last article, I said my former 2000 points list had become a 1901 points list with the new Codex: Space Marines. I had to redo it, but without altering the units that were already done. The modifications were as follows:

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Hello folks!

 

It’s been a while, right? Over the course of the last months I was very busy taking care of my personal life, while also working on some projects different from this. I’m studying again (for an inorganic chemistry doctorate degree), and this will consume part of my free time for the next few years, and when it comes to our hobby, big changes in our routine take away all the time you dedicate to the hobby until you find a way to fit the hobby back into the new routine includes and you re-adapt to it. It’s a slow process, but everything fits in the end.

 

Since the last article, a new Codex: Space Marines was released. Obviously I had to get a copy, read it, and check the army list’s points. Aparently my former 2000 points list is now a 1901 point list and I haven’t decided yet what to do with these extra 99 points, but I’ll do that while a I work in the units I am sure I won’t change.

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Hello! This is Vitor from the “Vamos ver no Pano Verde” blog. In this article I’ll showcase the progress of my Tyranids collection.

 

For this month I’ve decided to paint all the small models I had available here, as the painting process for them is quite repetitive.

 

The models I had here were a Zoanthrope, three Hive Guards and four bases of Ripper Swarms.

 

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Hello.

 

So we’re back with another article for the “A Tale of X Gamers” project. This is Vitor from the “Vamos Ver no Pano Verde” blog writing here once more.

 

This month I have decided to work on my Genestealers and the Broodlord. I looked over the Broodlord figure and decided to take my chances with a conversion, as it seemed simple to do it. I noticed the model was only a regular Genestealer, albeit a bigger one on a more erect position, so I got hold of a regular Genestealer, sawed the torso and repositioned it over a wire frame, fixing it in place with some greenstuff.

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Hello folks!

 

Real life has been charging its price lately, leaving me very little free time to keep building my army, but I managed to organize myself a schedule and paint one more unit: another tactical squad.

 

Something I noticed, that indeed happens, is that as you gain more and more practice, not only with painting, but also your color scheme, you will begin to paint faster. The ideal sequence and places to paint first comes naturally after a while.

 

In an earlier article I wrote about about showing how to draw freehand designs on your miniatures. Below I describe a simple sequence that serves as a guide to almost anything you want do draw on a miniature. And it doesn´t need to be anything complex, it can be as simple as an arrow for a tactical squad or a written number for squad marking, or more elaborate designs. I´m not an expert about this, but here I share the recipe that serves me well enough.

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Ok! So we’re on the sixth article for the Project “A Tale of X Gamers”!

 

I finished painting 16 Termagaunts this month, using a pretty fast technique, since these are basic troops and I’ll need 30 of them or more. I’ve kept track of how much time I spent on these models (only in painting them, setting aside the time spent on prepping them for painting).

 

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Hello to all Warhammer 40K fans.

 

The “A Tale of X Gamers” initiative intends to illustrate that it is possible to build an army for 40K, Fantasy or any other wargame spending a small amount of money over a one year period.

 

In the project I want to illustrate all the process from the choice of an army and its list of miniatures, all the basic material one must have to start in the hobby until the end when we’ll play a 2000 point game with it.

 

I hope you enjoy this series.

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What´s up!

 

One more month, one more unit. Like last month, I´m getting the new stuff that showed up in the sixth edition, and this time I got a Fortification. An Aegis Defense Line with Icarus Lascannon.

 

I read much about the quadgun as being better, but the points limit let me choose only the lascannon, besides, with BS 4 I got more chances to get a hit with its single shot, which has S 9 and can do some serious damage to my enemies’ armor or flyers.

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For this month I have assembled the HQ choice for my Tyranid army: The Hive Tyrant. On this article I’ll share with you a step by step on how it was done.

 

Now that my color scheme has been defined and tested painting this figure was really easy. Applying light and shadow to a big piece such as this is different from a small piece and might present a challenge such as on this model.

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Hello folks!

 

This month I decided to adhere to one of the new additions to the 6th edition of WH 40k, a flying vehicle. As I said on the previous article I love tanks, so nothing more adequate as my first choice of a flyer, a vehicle that is at the same time a ship and also a tank: Forge World’s Caestus Assault Ram.

 

Images help, but don’t show completely how cool this ship is! Even with a relatively simple design, it is imposing and elegant. After removing the resin reservoir blocks from the cast, cleaning mold lines, a few test fits quickly showed the steps I should follow to assemble and paint it.

 

Of course, besides being such a magnificent model, choosing it was also due to its use in games. A flying tank that can transport up to 10 Terminators, or serve as beacon for teleporting them; and also even if it is a flyer, it can still make ram moves (move 18” and ram, yes!) and you still get the Magna Melta, a 5”blast melta weapon. I can barely wait to see it in action!

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