Fall 2013 hobby challenge

(the content of this post originally appeared on the forums at CrankyOldGamer, a lovely gaming blog run by Greg Buron)

Besides compiling the 8000 pts army list and completing the army itself, I thought it would be nice if we were to create better objective markers for our armies.

So, here’s my challenge: create 1 relic, 5 objective markers and 6 mistery markers (the ones with the number on one side) following the Dark Angels theme by next phase.

Some examples:
http://berkswarhammer40k.blogspot.com/2009/04/objective-markers.html
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2009/07/40k-hobby-objective-markers.html
http://www.sabolstudios.com/warhammer-40k-models/objective-markers
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/214773.page
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/46753-objective%20markers.html
http://www.40kforums.com/vb/showthread.php/10410-Chaos-Objective-Markers

Updated on November 3, 2013

I failed already.

Gents, let me introduce you to the land speeder Namaan, part of the 4th Ravenwing Attack Squadron, piloted by brother Didius and brother Flavius at the heavy bolter.

Let it be recorded as my first completed Ravenwing model

 

naaman1

Updated on November 3, 2013

Okfine. These are the ones used in the Scouring missions, they should all look the same but they have numbers on the back.

I’ll work on the other ones later

 

counters2

Updated on November 8, 2013

Slowly picking up all those little tasks left unfinished…

All Deathwing dreadnoughts weapons are now complete! One more thing off my ever-expanding plate

 

dreadweapons1

Updated on November 8, 2013

Oh, sergeant Abdiel… are you bringing two new Termie squads to the Deathwing? Are you really?

How nice of you

 

abdiel1

Updated on November 13, 2013

Shamelessly stolen. Thanks Marc

 

smoke4

Updated on December 21, 2013

Azrael ready for the finishing touches.

 

azrael1

Updated on December 29, 2013

Mistery boxes. What could possibly be used for?

 

boxes1

Updated on December 30, 2013

Close

3rd Company Command Squad and Company Master Baradiel

 

3-cs

Updated on December 31, 2013

I tried to cut one inch circles to fit the minis standing but it didn’t work for a number of reasons. Now it’s just 1/2″ foam cut to fit the bottom and top of the boxes. Once closed, the minis do not move but they’re not crushed.

Now I’ll paint the boxes in the appropriate colors, green, bone white, black, etc, and stick description, points and maybe some rules under the bottom for easy reference

Updated on January 1, 2014

All together now!

WE LOVE ORBITAL STRIKES!
WE LOVE ORBITAL STRIKES!
NUKE IT FROM ORBIT!
IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE!

 

damocles1

Updated on January 3, 2014

There are pretty much no weapons on this vehicle. There’s a large antenna on the top and I plan to leave the cowl unglued so you can see the inside.

Maybe i can magnetize that, we’ll see…

Updated on January 3, 2014

Makes sense. But what about tomorrow, when Sol will get me my Sammael? How will I be able to stop procrastinating my Ravenwing?

Updated on January 3, 2014

Also, I had to glue the internal compartment of the tank together so it fits square, but now the space is really tight and I am not sure spraying it bone white would actually get decent coverage.

It may be time to resurrect my airbrush and finally have it do something interesting

Updated on January 4, 2014

Apparently my airbrush was still working. It’s a tad bit darker than what I wanted, but it’ll do

 

damocles2

Updated on January 4, 2014

And now the control panels are done. They look a lot less messy in real life

 

damocles3

Updated on January 4, 2014

In other news…

 

sammael1

Updated on January 26, 2014

Damocles done. Using Vallejo pigments for the mud and Tamiya weathering powders (no, it’s not makeup, honey) for rust and paint scratches.

 

damocles5

Updated on February 18, 2014

Am I crazy for lusting after one (or two, or three) of those rumoured Knights?

Updated on February 21, 2014

At $140 each, its a bit of a problem…

So. How would you work one of those in a Dark Angels army? Are knights talked about in any book?

Updated on February 27, 2014

Digital White Dwarf acquired. Imperial Knight on order. Now, to pick a scheme/house…

Updated on March 1, 2014

Oh, hello there.

 

ik1

Updated on March 2, 2014

No, that would be it but I have mountains of models to finish. I need to do them before tackling this…

Updated on March 9, 2014

The armorium is growing!

 

armorium2

 

armorium1

 

Updated on March 9, 2014

Moar progress! (technically, this is from the Deathwing, not the Armorium…)

 

armorium3

Updated on March 11, 2014

The green one is a vanilla Land Raider (with double lascannons and twin-linked heavy bolters), the bone one is a redeemer/crusader. Still thinking if I want to magnetize the sponsons…

In the photo above, the doors are just held together with bluestuff for painting.

Updated on March 13, 2014

Still undecided on the house/scheme. I was thinking the house of Krast (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/House_Krast) because of the mutual “annoyance” with Chaos forces. Their history kinda mirrors the fall of Caliban, so it could be a match.

Thoughts?

Updated on March 13, 2014

Specifically, this scheme:

 

Krast_Heraldry_3

pdated on March 15, 2014

Apparently somebody had a very similar idea (expand to full screen, the text is readable)

 

RighteousVengeance

Updated on March 17, 2014

Very cool, very cool.

Greg! We’ll need bigger tables!

Updated on April 13, 2014

Aren’t they pretty?

Yeah, I got some time back!

 

Updated on April 23, 2014

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/tag/4426402946.html

Guy has not replied yet

Updated on May 11, 2014

Spent some hours today with Bart, reintroducing him to the hobby. In the meanwhile…

 

sammael2

Updated on May 18, 2014

Aaand… we’re done.

 

sammael6

 

sammael5

 

 

sammael4

 

sammael3

 

Updated on May 18, 2014

Moar.

 

sammael81

 

sammael71

 

Updated on May 26, 2014

Look at them all shiny waiting for the Quickshade to dry up

 

deathwing-2

Updated on May 26, 2014

I tried the drill method for those.

Basically, get a large screw or nail, put in the drill bit and then use some heavy duty double sided tape to attach a mini to it. Dip it as it is in the quickshade, let it drip for a second and then put the drill head in a large paper bag.

Go at it for 20 seconds and it’s done. Less messy than shaking it and it can be done inside.

Note: doesn’t work well for metal minis

Updated on May 27, 2014

I have to say, QuickShade (drill method) + Dullcote is excellent.

Updated on May 29, 2014

Yes. I can do demos if needed

Updated on June 8, 2014

Well, it’s still missing a Land Raider (wip), but here’s the 1st company, the Deathwing.

Let’s start with HQ

 

Deathwing-command-1280x709

 

Deathwing-HQ

Updated on June 8, 2014

Now elites

 

Deathwing-1st-Knights-Livius-1280x423

Deathwing-ancient-assault-alpha-1280x510

Updated on June 8, 2014

And then the terminator squads.

 

Deathwing-2nd-Lucas-1280x418

Deathwing-3rd-Shandra-1280x407

Deathwing-4th-Gieyus-1280x393

Deathwing-5th-Abdiel-1280x357

Deathwing-6th-Eremiel-1280x430

Updated on June 15, 2014

Well yeah, that’s it.

36 terminators, one watcher in the dark, 3 dreadnoughts, one land raider.

Updated on June 18, 2014

Well, I would need a proper setting for that. Doing the “fashion shots” on your battletable would be perfect

Updated on June 22, 2014

So, I got this guy all basecoated and mostly painted up. The problem is that I can apply nuln oil to the silver/steel parts but what should it do with the body? It’s probably too big for QuickShade, and I’m going to do some weathering on the edges, but how do I deal with the big flat surfaces?lr2

 

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