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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #5

Did some more work on Zarbag's Gitz. Inspired by the Boggleye in the Gobbapalooza set (seriously, what a great set) I decided to paint Zarbag's hood yellow. I'll also want to add some freehanded "flames" like on the 'Eavy Metal version but in black, kinda inverted. The firefly trapped in his lantern was painted in the same way like my Nighthaunts, hinting at some sort of ethereal spirit. As you might notice, I changed the colour of the wooden bows and staff to a brownish grey, like on my Sepulchral Guard. Felt more consistent. The dark green (seen on the model on the left) also looked a bit weird on the arrows in combination with the yellow fletchings. I'll repaint the models from the first batch to match.Hope I can present you the finished warband soon!

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Dance of Bronze 20

These little fellows were painted during the 30 days 30 miniatures challenges in 2018 and have only now been fully based.All three stands have figures from Rapier Miniatures Greek and Macedonian ranges.Three more phalanxes are needed to reach the required amount for a DBA army and each base will require a rear stand for ADLG as the bases are double depth.The cavalry will see use as medium Greek cavalry in both Greek and Macedonian armies with Companions and more medium cavalry to follow.As always the massed effect of 6mm figures is hugely appealing and perfect for basing on 40mm fronts.Next up will be some work in progress pictures then histoical and fantastical figures in varying sizes.Cheers for now.

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WIP: Dark Angels Primaris Inceptor

Today I'm sharing a quick WIP of an Inceptor I'm painting. I'm actually batch painting this guy along with 2 Hellblasters and 2 Intercessors, I didn't show the others because they're pretty much the same as this guy. It's a weird batch paint but that was the sprue that came with issue 16 of Conquest. I suspect i'll get the same sprue again and then a sprue with sergeants on it at a later date.  Free internet cookie for anyone who can tell what's wrong with this image.Search eBay for Garfy's Get a Grip if you'd like one of these painting handles. It's the PRO version, I also sell a basic version (no cork or finger rest) and there is a bundle deal with savings if you're a batch painter.

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #4

Second batch of Zarbag's Gotz is completed. Now, onto the final three models, including Zarbag himself! The most challenging piece to paint was actually the smoke on the squig herder. I'm always rather impatient when it comes to blending. I'm quite happy with the results though.How do you like the new Gloomspite Gits models? I think my favourites are the Mangler Squigs, Squig Herd and Gobbapalooza. What are yours?

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Back to the Brushes 209

First post of the New Year, so let's not delay over much.Best wishes to everyone and may your brushes never splay.Quick work in progress picture to start 2019 off with.These are from a long stalled project that is the Late Romans. As the original army is being rebased at present to 60mm fronts to suit ADLG, a few gaps are appearing during the rebasing of the same. Thankfully, there were more than enough of these Gripping Beast figures to fill in the ranks when they are rebased. It will be interesting painting these to match their previously painted figures as my painting style has changed a bit since 2006/7 when these where completed. All the more fun!Only 15 days into this years AHPCIX and the plans are changing already. Nothing new there. Cheers for now

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WIP: Death Guard Biologis Putrifier

Just wanted to share my progress on the Biologis Putrifier. The main miniature is finished and I'm currently painting up the base so I can glue him to it. I'm procrastinating a little bit because I'm dreading painting those back pack spikes with all those vials on. So much intricate detail. It's definitely helping by painting it in sub assemblies. The Get a Grip painting handles are helping loads.  You can get your own handle by clicking these links. UK sales, Global sales, alternatively just search eBay for Garfy's Get a Grips. 

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #3

Hope you had some nice festive days and found lots of hobby presents under your tree (or whatever your customs are ;) Anyways, another update on Zarbag's Gitz. They are a lot of fun to paint and the upcoming Gloomspite Gitz release makes them even more exciting to work on! The Grot with the net is done, and he'll serve as the test model for the remaining bunch. As you can see, I try to incorporate more yellow as on the 'Eavy Metal versions. My recipe is a basecoat of Averland Sunset, shading with a wash of Fuegan Orange, then edge highlights with Vallejo Game Color Pale Yellow and Formula P3 Menoth White Highlight [you just could mix successive amounts of white into Averland Sunset for a similar result]. What do you think?

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Back to the Brushes 208

Hope that everyone had a great time over the festive period and are relaxing in preparation for the New Year. Today was the first real painting session for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and a varied host of Undead have been started. The 28mm figures at the back include Mithril Miniatures and Citadel; both from back in the late 80's and early 90's.In the foreground are more 15mm undead archers from Alternative Armies/15mm co. There are a few other figures in the wings that have been started. It's been a in the moment day so moved from one group to the other as the flow went. No worries just going with it and will see what the next session brings. Cheers for now. 

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #2

Season's Greetings to all our readers on Tale of Painters! And an update on Zarbag's Gitz. I completed the two Squig models which were a blast to paint. I also started work on the first Goblin model, which serves as the test model for the rest of the warband. In case you're wondering how I painted the Squig and Grot skin, have a look at my paint recipes after the jump.More after the jump

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Back to the Brushes 207

There are already points on the board and some fantastically painted miniatures to view in the Analogue  Hobbies Painting Challenge.The painting table as it stands with the first figures for this year's challenge front and centre.Next are freshly prepared Ancient Greeks from Foundry. These have now all been undercoated.Will be a few days before there is any real painting time for these retro figures.Cheers for now.

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WIP: Necromunda Classic Cardboard Buildings #2

Another classic Necromunda building is done, 21 bulkheads painted in total, which means I'm halfway through the contents of the classic Necromunda starter box and the Outlaws expansion! For now, I'm gonna take a much-needed break from painting terrain and started working on Zarbag's Gitz, a warband for Warhammer Underworlds. But don't worry, once I'm done with those, I'll work on the remaining Necromunda buildings. Stay tuned, and I'd be glad if you would leave a comment or reaction below.

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #1

And now for something completely else! I needed a break from painting terrain, so I picked up Zarbag's Gitz for a little painting challenge. I haven't painted Greenskins before, so this should be fun. I love painting Warhammer Underworlds warbands, as they allow you to paint a bunch of characterful models without the need to commit to a whole army. My rendition will probably be pretty close to the 'Eavy Metal version, so black robes and light green skin, but with a few personal touches here and there. For example, my Squigs will be a deeper crimson red, and I'll try to incorporate a few more yellow spots. Let's see how this turns out.Did you paint Zarbag's Gitz, too, or have you seen a cool alternate paint scheme? Drop a link in the comments below, I'm open for inspiration!

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WIP: Death Guard Foul Blightspawn

Here's my work so far on the Foul Blightspawn. A Grenadier with a penchant for concocting foul diseases and spraying them over his foes. He came with Issue 12. Wow,  that's three months I've been working on the miniatures from the Conquest publication. If you're wondering why he's hovering in the air, I'll explain after the jump. More after the jump

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WIP: Dark Angel Primaris Aggressors

Started painting a new unit this week. It's the Easy to Build Primaris Aggressors. These chunkybois are kitted out in MKX Gravis Armour. To me Gravis Armour is the bastard child of Terminator armour and Centurion armour and I must say I really like it. The beefed up shoulders, oversized fists, wrist mounted weaponry it takes all the best things of Terminator and Centurion armour and adds them to the already sweet looking MKX armour. A small unit of three is a joy to paint as well. I've glued these together and the backpack cables aren't hindering the painting experience at all, but then I think the grip helps with that as it makes painting the models at funny angles easier. Garfy's Get a Grips available to order with same day dispatch here or here for non UK buyers.

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WIP: Dark Angels Intercessors

Remember me adding a Plague Champion model to my 6 Death Guard to get a favoured squad number of 7? Well, I'm doing the same with my Intercessors from Conquest Issue 1.  That issue only came with 3 models so these two I'm working on will bump me up to 5. The model on the left is from my Dark Imperium set and the model on the right is from the Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 magazine.  Garfy's Get a Grips available to order with same day dispatch here or here for non UK buyers.  

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