Blackwrath - Space Wolves - Challenge completed! :D

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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Blackwrath » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:54 am

Ulrik is done, turned out quite nice. I'm especially happy with the way the glow effect on his plasma pistol ended up. Compared to my usual technique, using my airbrush and multiple layers of colours, drybrushing grey and white over the coils and then washing the area with the 'new' (sort of) blue wash was a lot easier and faster but still looks decent.
Also the glowing red eyes look much better than in the photo...
Anyways, he's probably gonna be my only progress for the next 4 weeks - I'll be very busy studying hard for my written exams. I hope to get more done afterwards.

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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Blackwrath » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:16 am

Exams done - check.
Goal for July done - check.
Final miniature(s) ready for painting commitment - nope :?

Check out the Wolf Guard Terminators, turned out nicely - got a lot more experience with the frosted blade effect on the Wolf Claws and Power Swords. It's easy and looks neat, I think :)

Problem is, I can't get the Wolflord to sit on the Bear I got from Scibor. In Power Armour it looked dumb, switched to TDA which made it look less silly - but I can't get the legs right atm.
I might switch him out for something else, but maybe I get him decent enough before the end of the month... Dunno yet.

Cheers
Black
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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Blackwrath » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:53 am

I decided to change the Thunderlord to a Rune Priest in TDA and a unit of Long Fangs with multimeltas.
So for August it'll be the Priest, for September the Long Fangs - if I happen to get the Lord sculpted well, I might add him later on. Now it's time to make some more progress ;)

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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Inquisitor Valeria » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:30 am

Those are some nice-looking Wolf Guard! Love the basing.
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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Blackwrath » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:19 am

Thank you :)
Going into this project half a year ago, I was going to give them snow themed bases. But then they wouldn't have fit into the rest of my Wolves, my Raven Guard... or even on my table :lol:

So I decided to stick with my initial basing technique - it's nice to see 2 complete forces, roughly around 10k points together (by far the larger part are Raven Guard), that seem to fight side by side on the same battlefield.

To quench my thirst for different bases, I decided to give my Warmachine / Hordes projects selfmade lava bases :)
Legion of Everblight... 'dem Dragons! and some Cryx.
I started around the same time as this Challenge started... part of the reason why my progress here dropped considerably was that I got my Archangel :lol:

So for my August goal, the Rune Priest in TDA is done. I noticed a couple of BA specific iconography I needed to remove, so he looks slightly different than on the previous shot.
Barely noticable though, this guy has almost nothing that identifies him as a BA.

Up next, a bunch of Long Fangs that I still need to tidy up and primer, so pic yet to shoot ;)

Cheers
Black
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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Blackwrath » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:06 am

i had a little hiatus with the wolves, mainly cause i was very busy with multiple warmachine/hordes
projects and the new semester...
but as we are close to the end of the challenge i figured i needed to finish this project :)

first of all, here is the final list i'm going to finish:

+++ IC Challenge (1850pts) +++
+++ 1850pt Space Wolves 5th Ed (2009) Roster (Standard)) +++

Selections:

Space Wolves 5th Ed (2009) (Standard) Selections:

+ HQ +

* Logan Grimnar (275pts)

* Ulrik, the Slayer (180pts)

* Rune Priest in Runic Armour (130pts)
- chooser of the slain

* Rune Priest in Terminator Armour (120pts)

+ Elites +

* Dreadnought (105pts)
Multi-Melta, Searchlight, Smoke Launchers
* Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon
Storm Bolter

+ Troops +

* Grey Hunters Pack (180pts)
10x Grey Hunter, 2x Meltagun, Power Axe, Wolf Standard


* Grey Hunters Pack (180pts)
8x Grey Hunter, Plasma Gun, Plasma Pistol, Power Fist, Wolf Standard


* Wolf Guard Pack (Troops) (570pts)
* Wolf Guard in Power Armour
Frost Axe, Storm Shield
* Wolf Guard in Power Armour
Melta Bombs, Plasma Pistol, Wolf Claw
* 2x Wolf Guard in Terminator Armour
Cyclone Missile Launcher, Power Weapon, Storm Bolter
* 2x Wolf Guard in Terminator Armour
Twin Wolf Claws
* 4x Wolf Guard in Terminator Armour
Frost Axes, Storm Shields


+ Heavy Support + (115pts)

* Long Fangs Pack (115pts)
* 4x Long Fang
Missile Launcher
* Squad Leader
Bolt Pistol, Close Combat Weapon
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that leaves me with only the missile launcher long fangs to go :)

i'll attach a picture of all the long fangs i want to paint, including the missile fangs in the front row.

cheers
Black
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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by World Bleeder » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:10 pm

Look forward to see how this unit turns out. I have to do my missile fangs for next months commitment. Good Luck!
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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Loopy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:55 pm

Some really nice work, there. Dirt's looking good. :)
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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by Blackwrath » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:23 am

I'm glad you like my dirt xD

So here they are, my very final commitment for the IC Challenge is done.
I liked how they turned out, especially the lascanon guy who wasn't even part of the commitment :lol:
I still wanted to show him off, I really like his pose, holding the las like it was a mere boltgun.

That completes my 1850 list as of my last post.

All I can say is: thank you so much, Independent Characters, for giving me the opportunity!
I wasn't only able to finish assembling and painting a large upgrade to my Space Wolves force.
I also improved my techniques along the way by a significant margine.

When I first started playing Space Wolves in 4th Ed, it took me a whole evening to paint a single Grey Hunter.
Throughout this Challenge I've tried out and successfully used a number of new painting techniques that enabled me to finish this very last unit in a single day. And that weren't even just the 5 models for the commitment - we're talking 16 Long Fangs total :)

And although the painting quality doesn't match my best painted miniatures at eye level, the difference is barely noticable at arms length - on the tabletop the whole force melds together as if they were one.
And that was the whole point, right?

Last weekend I returned to 40k after a very long break spent with Warmachine/Hordes.
Almost half of the list I posted here hit the tabletop and won me the game against bugs.
It's a great feeling to play 40k with a fully painted army, more so winning it :lol:

Next weekend my long time 40k campaign will continue - my 2k list I'll use then consists of close to 1300 points painted during the IC Hobby Progress Challenge.
Although the Wolves are quite a bit behind, mainly because a lot of games were lost when the Daemon White Dwarf Update came out :(
I'm totally positive I'll be able to fight my way back in with all the flexibility I added to my list.

So even if I don't win anything from the challenge, I definitely won :lol:

Thanks IC's

cheers
Black

ps: crappy photo again, sorry :/
pps: just noticed the plasma cannon guy wasn't part of this months commitment either.... oh well xD
They are going to hit the table like this next match (minus 1 missile launcher)
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Re: Blackwrath - Space Wolves

Post by cornu mortem » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:32 am

I like your basing, what do you use for the little chunks of rock?

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