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Re: HPC 2016 - Malahat Mike - Astra Militarum and 30K

Post by Malahat Mike » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:14 pm

Thanks Adam and Skip. And stop being so positive and uplifting. Geez.

Anyways another big dump coming in. I try to keep the photo sizes small so it doesn't overlord on anyone.

So I successfully completed May's commitment... By taking my painting on the road for the family camping trip. So imagine if you will a yurt, which is a more permanent tent that's 8 feet high and is heated with beds. Well that's where I finished these guys...

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Which lead me to silly pictures in the woods that I need to find an post up here.

This leads to this months commitment. Another two tanks.

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Current progress on the Exterminator:

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Nedrogg or whatever his name is. Personally I've named him Moose Jaw Jackson since it fits the Canadian theme and its a nice call out to one of those great podcasts.

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Lastly I've been bitten by the fantasy bug. I'm promising myself I will only paint one unit. In this case its some Black Knights... with a Vampire Lord. He can sub into my Blood Angels in a pinch.

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Re: HPC 2016 - Malahat Mike - Astra Militarum and 30K

Post by Malahat Mike » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:38 pm

Another hour tonight spent building up some of the colours.

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Post by SRM » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:16 am

Those blue stripes on the side of the Russ are classy as hell. I like how you're able to get a bright color scheme and still have it look grounded and gritty on your vehicles.
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Post by Loopy » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:13 am

Haha. "Big dump."

Looking forward to seeing all the tanks together.
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Post by Malahat Mike » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 pm

SRM wrote:Those blue stripes on the side of the Russ are classy as hell. I like how you're able to get a bright color scheme and still have it look grounded and gritty on your vehicles.
Thanks SRM. That's especially big coming from you. I look to a lot of your work for inspiration.
Loopy wrote:Haha. "Big dump." Looking forward to seeing all the tanks together.
Thanks Loopy. I really hoping to have a cohesive Armoured Company to show at the end of June. Lots of little loose ends. I'm now organizing it similar to Skips and will probably use the IG Armoured Battle Group Army List from IA1.

And appropriately this post will now be "Big Dump 2: The Flushing".

In the last week this is what I've been able to get done.

1. My fourth finished Leman Russ (minus some transfers).
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2. Finished Moose Jaw Jackson who needs a Company Command Squad to guard.
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3. Also here is the Ryza pattern Vanquisher which will be painted up a Commissar tank.
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4. I used some left over bits to make up another Vanquisher with a tank commander as an alternative HQ for Pask (Primarily for IG Armoured Battle Group Army List).
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5. Ksarkin Storm Troopers. I found this randomly at a LGS buried in a glass cabinet. I love these dudes and my painted Chimera needs some occupants. Also still valid for the IG Armoured Battle Group.
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Post by SRM » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:37 pm

Oh man, I love those Kasrkin models! Looking forward to seeing some paint on them. Also, I'm always happy to see another Russ from you.
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Re: HPC 2016 - Malahat Mike - Astra Militarum and 30K

Post by Malahat Mike » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:03 pm

SRM wrote:Oh man, I love those Kasrkin models! Looking forward to seeing some paint on them. Also, I'm always happy to see another Russ from you.
Thanks SRM!

Speaking of that other Russ, here it is...

Base colours
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Wash
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Layering
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And finished
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And the family photo.
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Re: HPC 2016 - Malahat Mike - Astra Militarum and 30K

Post by Elbows » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:27 am

Excellent. That's a lot of armour!

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Re: HPC 2016 - Malahat Mike - Astra Militarum and 30K

Post by Malahat Mike » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:39 pm

Elbows wrote:Excellent. That's a lot of armour!
Thanks! At some point I'll plan out an army, rather then just buy what I like at the time. Luckily I found a Detachment that would allow this army to work (Thanks to Skip). Its an Armoured Battle Group from Imperial Armoury Volume 1. You can take Leman Russ' as troops.

So I made it offical.

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Along these guys I've also been working on something a little special to spice up this Armoured Corp. A Stormlord...

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The goal is to finish this guy off in the next couple of evenings.

Today I spent much of my time assembling though.

Macharius Vanquisher
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The new Praetor for my 30K Ultramarines (I wish hadn't been so hasty assembling it).

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A Dark Angels Rhino? :?:

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Last but not least a Demios Pattern Rhino for my 30K Ultramarines. Some comparison shots with an old school Rhino.

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Re: HPC 2016 - Malahat Mike - Astra Militarum and 30K

Post by Malahat Mike » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:51 am

I wrapped up my Stormlord earlier today. Though not an offical commitment I wanted to have it for all my first half completion photos.

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My actual commitments done.

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Now with all the extra units I completed.

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