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Tale of Tuesdays: Stahly's Month 1 - Naggaroth Nightmares WIP

Now it's my turn at Tale of Tuesdays. As you can see, as a lover for anything with pointy ears, my team of choice are Dark Elves, and I painted a test model already. I might change a couple of minor things, but in general, I'm happy with the paint scheme I came up with. My main sources for inspiration were the 'Eavy Metal Kabal of the Black Heart Drukhari army for the armour, cr0wmaster's Dark Elves from whom I nicked the turquoise undersuits, and the Idoneth Deepkin range in general. I wanted to go for a kind of nautic feel.Now, I must admit that I'm a bit of a cheat. As I don't play Blood Bowl but only the board game version Blitz Bowl, I'm not gonna paint a complete team. Blitz Bowl requires only six models, so I'm gonna paint half a team in half the time, then lean back and watch the others finish their teams. Sorry not sorry guys... ;)

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WIP: Ultramarines Space Marine Heroes Brother Sergeant Sevastus

While I'm painting my Space Wolves character, I'm working on Brother Sergeant Sevastus simultaneously. He'll be an Ultramarine, as the model is depicted in the Space Marine Adventures game. The recipe of the armour is the same as I used for my Ultramarines army, but all the other details will be painted with the more "modern" recipes and techniques I use for my Silver Skulls Primaris Kill Team and other Space Marine Heroes. My Ultramarines army was started back in the days before the new Citadel paint range, before Retributor Armour and Mephiston Red. This model is how I would paint Ultramarines if I would start an Ultramarines army nowadays.

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Review: Citadel Contrast Paints

There has been a lot of coverage about Citadel Contrast before, but this review is your one-stop resource for everything there is to know about Contrast, including a handy "cheat sheet" of mixes of Contrast paints mixed with various mediums and comparisons with other washes and inks on the market. Find out what Contrast can do (and what it cannot do) after the jump.More after the jump

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WIP: Space Wolves Space Marine Heroes Brother Aethor

I enjoyed working on the Salamander Space Marine so much that I decided to paint another model from the Space Marine Heroes series: Brother Aethor. He'll become a Space Wolf, as I'm painting them for Space Marine Adventures, where every Marine hails from a different chapter. I wonder why they chose Aethor to be a Space Wolf and not a say White Scar, as Aethor is a pretty vanilla model with plain Mk7 armour, and none of the details of the Space Wolves range... still, coming up with my take on the classic Space Wolves paint scheme was a lot of fun and who knows, maybe there'll be a tutorial...

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WIP: Salamanders Space Marine Heroes Brother Calistus

Here comes a small but fun project: Painting one of the models from the Space Marine Heroes Series 1, Brother Calistus with flamer and MkIV armour (and, strangely, MkVII arms and pauldrons). After painting Primaris old Marines feel so small (even though they slightly upscaled the lower bodies of the Space Marine Heroes models). I painted him as a Salamander for the Space Marine Adventures boxed game, where he is called Brother Infernus. Space Marine Adventures contains 5 models from the Space Marine Heroes collection, each one representing a different chapter. I probably won't paint all five models in one go, but sneak in a model here and there between larger projects.Would you like to see a tutorial for my go at painting Salamanders? Tell me in the comments!

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Tutorial: How to paint Ultramarines (the Stahly way)

Over the years, I've been often asked about how I painted my Ultramarines collection. Ages ago, I created a tutorial, but time has moved on, and since then we've launched our popular step-by-step tutorials. So it was about time to create a tutorial in our new format. Check out the extensive, 28 steps guide for painting the chap above, after the jump.More after the jump

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WIP: Blitz/Blood Bowl Human Team #2

Another update on my human team for Blitz Bowl, the Nordland Navalists. Or Nordland Seagulls? Can't decide on the name... Anyways, two more models to complete the Blitz Bowl box!When painting these models I learnt a lot about painting over white primer. With every new project, I try to learn something new – focussing on a certain painting technique or use colours I haven't used before. It's a great way to pick up new skills and keep painting fresh. How about you? Do you like experimenting or do you stick to your established techniques?

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Tutorial: How to paint Goff Orks / Ironjawz / Blood Bowl The Gauged Eye

Here is a detailed tutorial for painting Blood Bowl Orcs in a classic Goff Klan inspired paint scheme. This tutorial is applicable to all sorts of greenskins: Goff Orks (obviously), Ironjawz, Greenskinz, Gloomspite Gitz... I aimed for a nice compromise between speed and quality and therefore, the tutorial is suitable for army painting as well. Find out more after the jump.More after the jump

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WIP: Blitz/Blood Bowl Human Team #1

Back from my vacation, I'm working on this batch of Human players from the Blitz Bowl boxed game, the Nordland Navalists. Painting goes a bit slower than with my Orcs, but I still think they're shaping up nicely. As I used Matt White Colour Primer for these models, those new Contrast paints from Games Workshop would have come in really handy. I'm really curious about this new paint range. Even though they're probably "just" specifically formulated inks, I think they're a great way to speed up painting organic details like fur, trousers or skin. Even for experienced painters. What are your feelings about Citadel Contrast? Yay or nay?

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Review: The Army Painter Colour Primers and Anti Shine Matt Varnish

The Army Painter's Colour Primers are a combination of primer and coloured spray in one. The formula has been designed to be used on metal, plastic and resin miniatures. There are 22 colours to choose from plus two varnishes – advertised to be 100% matches to their corresponding Warpaints, the acrylic paint range from The Army Painter. Let's take a closer look in this review.More after the jump

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