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Dedicated to Painting and Collecting Citadel Miniatures - mainly Warhammer 40.000 and Warhammer Fantasy.Stahlynoreply@blogger.comhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/062260255503882288352018-02-19T23:12:23+00:00Blogger2922125
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WIP: Shadespire Stormcast Eternals

February 19, 2018 - 11:00

Hey everyone, this is a request for help. Progress on my three Stormcast models from Shadespire have come to an abrupt halt. I'm posting this in the attempt to kickstart this project again. So, to help me, post your best motivational techniques or advice in the comments, or just plain right shame me into finishing these :)
Categories: Fantasy/SF

Review: Citadel Munitorum Varnish

February 18, 2018 - 11:00

Protecting your precious paint jobs is important. Even with just a moderate amount of handling, paint rubs off the edges easily. Thus, varnishing is essential. It's surprising that it took Games Workshop so long to come up with a successor for their Purity Seal spray varnish.  Munitorum Varnish is supposed to have "a semi-matt or satin finish that is very much like the natural sheen of the paint itself" - let's see whether it lives up to its promise.
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Showcase: World Eaters Rhino and Dark Apostle by Uruk

February 17, 2018 - 11:19

Hi everyone, Uruk here with some updates to my World Eaters force! See you inside.
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Garfy's Get-a-Grip MKII Painting Handle

February 15, 2018 - 11:00

Garfy's Get-a-Grip is back and it's better than ever! Video Demo and details after the jump. More after the jump
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Showcase: Nighthaunts Spirit Hosts by FruitBear

February 14, 2018 - 11:01

Hello everyone, it's been an age since I've posted here. I hope everyone has had a good start to the year as we move forward into 2018. With that I'm also starting a new Nighthaunt army for the new Malign Portent campaign as well as a doubles tournament coming up at my local Games Workshop store. The first unit I'd like to share are these three spirit hosts.
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WIP: Ultramarines Tactical Squad #1

February 12, 2018 - 11:00

I'm currently reworking a Vindicator, but inbetween I'm preparing my next Tactical Squad. Like my other Ultramarines projects, there'll be a mix of old and new models. The old models, painted about six or seven years ago, will be retouched to match the painting level, while new parts and models will add a modern touch to the squad. You can see I added Marines in MkIV and MkV armour, I also exchanged a model from my other Tactical Squad (the one on the left) for a more even allocation of MkVII and older armour marks. What do you think?
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Showcase: Ultramarines Whirlwind / Rhino IX

February 10, 2018 - 11:00

Today there is even more Ultramarines goodness! This time, I reworked another older vehicle of mine to match the Razorback / Rhino I recently painted. Check out more shots of my Whirlwind / Rhino after the jump, including some pictures of the original paint job to see what has changed.
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Showcase: Retro Second Edition Ultramarines by Rich

February 8, 2018 - 11:00

Hi there, Rich here to share a few pictures of my growing Ultramarines force. As you can see it is a "second edition inspired" army. It is actually a collection of figures from late Rogue Trader through to early 3rd edition with a couple of exceptions. I collect old White Dwarfs from that era and was inspired to paint my own (not least by Garfy’s 2nd edition marines too).
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Showcase: Khorne Bloodbound Slaughterpriest

February 6, 2018 - 11:00

Hi all! Today I would like to share this Slaughterpriest I finished recently. After a long time I had another go at painting some NMM (non-metallic metal). One more picture from the backside after the jump...More after the jump
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Showcase: Ultramarines Apothecary

February 4, 2018 - 11:00

Another older model of mine I upgraded to a 32mm base. Otherwise, I didn't change much, and while the paint job doesn't reflect my current skills, I guess it's still fine. I like the head with the half mask, it somehow reminds me of a chirurgeon wearing mouth protection. Check out another shot after the jump.
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Showcase: Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle by Aurélie

February 3, 2018 - 11:00

Hi all, it's Aurélie and I'm back with my rendition of Mortarion. What a stunning (and daunting model) to paint. Unlike the 'Eavy Metal version, I opted for the Horus Heresy era paint scheme with bone armour and green shoulder guards. Check out more pictures after the jump.
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Showcase: Stormcast Eternals "Silverlions"

February 1, 2018 - 11:00

Hi all! Quick post of some more Stormcast Eternals for my "Silverlions" Stormhost. Once again I used a Space Wolves head, which I think fits very well for these models. In addition, I gave the two Liberators spears from the Vanguard Palladors. There is more to come and from time to time I intend to post more pictures of the models I've done so far. 
Hope you all enjoy your hobby year so far...
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Showcase: Ultramarines Rhino / Razorback II

January 30, 2018 - 11:00

Hi all, I've finished my new Rhino and also repainted an older Razorback Heavy Bolter turret... check out all the pictures (including Rhino mode) after the jump.
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Showcase: Maggotkin of Nurgle Great Unclean One

January 28, 2018 - 11:00

Hey all and hope you are enjoying the new year. Today I'm showing a Great Unclean One.

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WIP: Shadespire Stormcast Eternal Warband

January 27, 2018 - 11:00

It would be really nice to complete the Shadespire boxed gamely finishing these three Stormcast so I can add them to the Bloodbound Warband I painted. These are the first models I'm painting with my Get-a-Grip. I must admit I really like painting models on a handle now. I haven't rubbed or scuffed the paint once with my fingers. I'm a total convert. Have you tried any new hobby techniques recently? Let me know by posting them in the comments.
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Tutorial: How to Paint 40K Ruined Buildings

January 25, 2018 - 11:00


Welcome to part two in this terrain mini series (part one on building the ruin is here). Today I'm going to give you a fully detailed step by step tutorial on how to paint the ruined building in the picture above. Let's get started after the jump. More after the jump
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Showcase: Ultramarines Company Champion

January 24, 2018 - 11:00

Hey there, just a quick update of an older model of mine while I'm working on the Rhino. Originally, the model was armed with a power axe because I thought it was cool and something you don't see often on a Company Champion. But in 8th Edition, this combination is no longer legal, so I swapped the axe for a sword. Check out another picture after the jump.
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