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Tale of Tuesdays: Stahly's Month 3 – Naggaroth Nightmares

My #taleoftuesdays journey has come to the finish line: Here is my completed Dark Elves team. Unlike my fellow coaches, I'm a cheat and didn't paint a complete Blood Bowl team, but a six model team for the board game version Blitz Bowl instead. Nevertheless, I spent more time on them than I thought, but I'm quite pleased with the result. Check out more pictures after the jump – and help my find a team name in comments!More after the jump

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WIP: Silver Skulls Librarian in Phobos Armour #2

Update on my Primaris Librarian in Phobos Armour painted as a Commander for my Silver Skulls Kill Team. For those who remember my last post, I wasn't sure about the bright bone robes so I changed the camo cloak to a dark grey camouflage pattern like on the studio version. I think it was the right choice, as it makes the blue metallic armour really pop and fits the sombre appearance of my Silver Skulls models. I wanted a similar abstract pattern like on the studio version, with colours matching my Sector Mechanicus terrain. I just started blocking in some shapes until I achieved an aesthetically pleasing distribution. Painting camouflage on miniatures is always challenging. You want a convincing yet eye-pleasing effect that doesn't break up shapes like real camouflage. What do you think?

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WIP: Blood/Blitz Bowl Naggaroth Nightmares

Working on finishing my Blitz Bowl Dark Elves team for our #taleoftuesdays project. The lineman on the left is almost complete, while the runner and Witch Elf need some more effort. Hope to finish this team in time! Share your thoughts on my progress in the comments section and read on if you want to find out how to join #taleoftuesdays for a chance to win a plastic Blood Bowl team box!More after the jump

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Tale of Tuesdays: Stahly Month 2 - Naggaroth Nightmares

My models from month one are finished: A slightly reworked Blitzer, two line women and men, a ball and a turn marker. I‘m pretty happy with the paint scheme I‘ve settled with and as you read this, I‘m working on finishing this team for next month (I‘m a special snowflake and will only paint a six model team for Blitz Bowl). Hope you all get along nicely with your #taleoftuesdays team, and, if you haven‘t joined already, there is still time to paint your team for a chance to win a plastic team box. Find out more after the jump.More after the jump

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WIP: Silver Skulls Librarian in Phobos Armour #1

Hey guys, it's been a bit quiet from me "thanks" to a combination of hot weather, outdoor activities and a slight lack of hobby time. But I'm chugging along with my Dark Elves team for our #taleoftuesdays project and also started working on this Vanguard Librarian (or Prognosticar as they are called within the Silver Skulls chapter) to bolster up my Silver Skulls Kill Team with an HQ choice. Silver Skulls wear dark metallic silver armour, so I thought it would be cool and a bit novel to paint the Librarian's armour with a metallic blue as well. It's a basecoat of Vallejo Mecha Colour Metallic Blue (the metal paints of this range are fantastic, they are acrylic based, super smooth, boast great coverage and work with both brush and airbrush), an all-over wash of 2:1 Nuln Oil Gloss and Drakenhof Nightshade plus a gentle drybrush of Metallic Blue and a bit of Vallejo Mecha Color Light Steel [Stormhost Silver].I thought of painting his coat in a classic bone/linen colour instead of camouflage, but I'm not complete

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Showcase: Ultramarines Space Marine Heroes Brother Sergeant Sevastus

Remember this guy? Brother Sergeant Sevastus from the Space Marine Heroes Series 1, started before our Tale of Tuesdays Blood Bowl project. Here he is in all his blue and gold glory, which means three out of five models for Space Marine Adventures down. Check out more pictures after the jump.More after the jump

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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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