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Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Mandalorkian
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 18, 2017, 07:46:17 PM
This will be my catch all thread for things 40K and 'grimdark'.

I was waiting until I had all the figures for the Arena of Blood game painted up before I started this thread showing the arena build (there were still three minis to complete after the initial photo, finished them last week). This entry got absolutely slaughtered in the LPL- I had a feeling I would lose anyway but not that badly ;) None-the-less it was a fun project and I plan to take it further with more wyches, some monsters, violet fungi instead of murder stakes, etc...

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-E7E9xtCO8jc/WW5PHP-BWQI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/y8AfXxrzq60GjivQKmmYRxvzQcCCXFPEACEwYBhgL/s1600/DrMathias_Arena_of_Blood_Round7.jpg)

The arena is a combination of cast plaster, cast resin, laser cut acrylic and card, gatorfoam, and foamcore.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cWKaAEzR3vk/WW5ZhfTYwrI/AAAAAAAAA9M/KSOx45Phj-QbJC3gnuN4RJs6G2xyQ5cUgCEwYBhgL/s1600/ArenaBuild1b.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K4OD2tsKz_o/WW5ZhtlM3sI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/aIZpbumQ3FoyTyaOHV5g6ZpKNwadpVtggCEwYBhgL/s1600/ArenaBuild4.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sdhDmlPTf4k/WW5ZiKa1EWI/AAAAAAAAA9Y/yMNiYMIkN7I8ID1fx4QpM45Dh3Efg96wQCEwYBhgL/s1600/ArenaofBlood1.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tgs7WozncXU/WW5PGB9zv9I/AAAAAAAAA8U/CmIKaeoB07caIGQeRZk6XPASKotKsoG2wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Hellion.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dEAOGvA9VKY/WW5PGKchSlI/AAAAAAAAA8Q/NPUzNfwDi3MuQiOLNKYFKztguNf0zKtHwCEwYBhgL/s1600/BeastMaster2.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_7kjM9B-0hA/WW5PHSt9AWI/AAAAAAAAA8g/7TCXINMdO0g1-H10bsXdIl6aw3kT_A8ZgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Khymera.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CjE0GuKPKsY/WW5ZjKykQmI/AAAAAAAAA9g/NSd07p5QNA0Tkbg-pdYBqIYYj4lZmC6lQCEwYBhgL/s1600/ArenaofBlood3.jpg)

My blog (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2017/07/dark-eldar-arena-of-blood-3d-game-board.html) has a lot more detail on the build.



Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Askellad on July 18, 2017, 08:02:15 PM
Nice stuff! Wanna play this game, look fun and remind star wars episode 2 geonosian arena
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Captain Blood on July 18, 2017, 08:04:38 PM
Lovely set up and beautifully painted miniatures, Matt.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: nic-e on July 18, 2017, 08:17:19 PM
It's so clean! Maybe you need some cleaning slaves with mops for between rounds.

It's a beautiful project, really nicely put together! :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: VSF Gamer on July 18, 2017, 08:24:20 PM
Playing this at Recruits would be great!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 18, 2017, 08:26:11 PM
Playing this at Recruits would be great!


I'm going to try to make it- I'll need to register it soon! Thanks for the reminder :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: majorsmith on July 18, 2017, 08:26:42 PM
That's frikkin amazing
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: majorsmith on July 18, 2017, 08:27:46 PM
Some blood would make it a touch better
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Andym on July 18, 2017, 09:14:38 PM
Wow! Great stuff Dr! :-* That skinless puppy is just amazing! :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 18, 2017, 09:52:50 PM
That skinless puppy is just amazing! :o

Not something you read everyday  lol

Looks very nifty Matt  8)

I really like the tiles  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: The_Beast on July 18, 2017, 11:01:31 PM
I'm going to try to make it- I'll need to register it soon! Thanks for the reminder :)

Be sure to leave some space for Randy.

You know me, plenty of intentions, few realizations...

Doug
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 19, 2017, 07:39:02 AM
Nice, in a dark space pixie way!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Inso on July 19, 2017, 08:01:58 AM
A really lovely little project. Excellently presented and very nicely painted.

I will echo the 'needs a bit of blood' comment because it is so beautifully clean at the moment, that it doesn't scream 'arena of blood'.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: hubbabubba on July 19, 2017, 09:16:48 AM
The pj on the skinless beast is fantastic. Beautiful painting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Suber on July 19, 2017, 09:55:16 PM
Wow, man, this is simply awesome :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: beefcake on July 20, 2017, 01:16:48 AM
That looks really nice. Not very bloody that arena of blood though... unless it's white blood :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 20, 2017, 03:03:47 AM
Regarding the blood, I did consider it but haven't made the commitment. Once it's painted on, it would be hard to take off if I think it's cheesy :)

What I have been thinking of doing is using thin acetate with blood on it, cut to hex size so the edges aren't pronounced. Each hit can produce a blood patch, which would track crowd pleasure. Still kicking it around.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: NurgleHH on July 20, 2017, 07:50:16 AM
Looks very good. Is it a GW-Game or something made by your own??? Remembers me a little bit to the movie "Rollerball".
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: The Voivod on July 20, 2017, 08:14:40 AM
Wonderfull stuff all round.
Beautifull mini's and a lovely arena.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Inso on July 20, 2017, 08:59:08 AM

What I have been thinking of doing is using thin acetate with blood on it, cut to hex size so the edges aren't pronounced. Each hit can produce a blood patch, which would track crowd pleasure. Still kicking it around.


I think that would work really well... and ticks all the boxes. Good idea.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: nic-e on July 20, 2017, 11:53:51 AM
Looks very good. Is it a GW-Game or something made by your own??? Remembers me a little bit to the movie "Rollerball".

It's a gw game that came free with white dwarf. Funnily enough it seems to be a sort of precursor to gorechosen.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr. The Viking on July 20, 2017, 01:58:50 PM
Not so bloody but damn fine! :-*

I would fight to the death here any day!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: NurgleHH on July 20, 2017, 06:59:20 PM
It's a gw game that came free with white dwarf. Funnily enough it seems to be a sort of precursor to gorechosen.
Where can I find it? It looks interesting
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: nic-e on July 20, 2017, 07:09:03 PM
Where can I find it? It looks interesting

Issue 229 , It turns up on ebay fairly regularly.

Would you believe it has a wikipedia page!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_of_Blood
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 20, 2017, 07:49:05 PM
Issue 229 , It turns up on ebay fairly regularly.

Would you believe it has a wikipedia page!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_of_Blood

Thanks for providing that info!

If anyone is trying to track down WD #229, make sure the fold-out map is included if you want the character stats and individual ability rules. The first one I picked up was missing the map, which also meant I was missing the stats :)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U-QfGpYp5-k/WW5SCW8uXnI/AAAAAAAAA80/J7GoccKdSd4CXiL6Zg97bXcHhSt8IvajACLcBGAs/s1600/dark-eldar-arena-of-blood-fold-out-play-mat-white-dwarf-pull-out--2301-p.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: beefcake on July 20, 2017, 08:28:50 PM
Acetate sounds like a great idea. I agree blood on it would look cheesy.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Furt on July 20, 2017, 09:08:13 PM
Amazing Matt - cool project and excellent execution.  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Wirelizard on July 21, 2017, 12:09:27 AM

The arena is a combination of cast plaster, cast resin, laser cut acrylic and card, gatorfoam, and foamcore.


When I first saw this in the background of your LPL11 entry, I seriously thought you'd used actual marble tiles 1.5" or 2" across for the base. Are the "marble" tiles and wall panels just paint? They look great!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: War In 15MM on July 21, 2017, 12:19:03 AM
Beautiful painting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 21, 2017, 01:06:39 AM
When I first saw this in the background of your LPL11 entry, I seriously thought you'd used actual marble tiles 1.5" or 2" across for the base. Are the "marble" tiles and wall panels just paint? They look great!

Thanks- they're painted. About half of the casts were tan and the rest were light gray. First they were given a light primer coat, then I gave them a thin coat of white paint, mixed in a bit of dark purple or gray and smeared it around to get the cloudy look. The veins were done with a combination of watercolor pencil and a very thin brush. There was a third layer comprised of paint and clear Future floor wax to carry off the translucency. It actually went pretty quick, less than an hour total if I recall. I did some theatrical scene painting back in the day that was illusionary marble, that helped with this project I think. The acrylic was drying very fast!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5GbPHDbtM40/WW5Zg5QYawI/AAAAAAAAA9E/nUt9hs74CMwQO4bzjvnKfOaOlCMdY5t9QCEwYBhgL/s1600/ArenaBuild1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: nic-e on July 21, 2017, 01:30:44 AM
I just assumed you'd used plaster with a marble filler !
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Agis on July 21, 2017, 06:01:38 AM
Great project, great execution (as expected from an artist with your skills), somehow it was under my radar for way too long.

It really itches me to do something similar...   ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Malebolgia on July 21, 2017, 06:44:28 AM
Really awesome build and painting. Must be cool to game in!
Personally, I would have chosen a darker colour scheme (maybe marbled black?) to make it fit in more with the Dark Eldar aesthetics. But that's just a matter of taste :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 22, 2018, 12:48:43 AM
The Dark Eldar Haemonculi have used their dark arts to raise this thread from the dead...

Having played several games now, and ran a few at conventions, I decided to finish out a second team. This allows people to play matched teams and gives two people that want to play the same Wych an option to do so.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q22puHS2WQs/XB17Poo77cI/AAAAAAAABRY/V14obi7EXuUPvXaYvx7fJIFiYlv7oztkwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Wyches-3.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-87R344wHwsw/XB17PgqcMEI/AAAAAAAABRU/h9mn4gCo-6QzYBs9nkdySpa5mV_An5emwCEwYBhgL/s1600/BeastMaster-5.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qjEwAGfE4i8/XB17PkyDkeI/AAAAAAAABRc/jppwlc_vxjsAySQsBqIaIo2E0AG8C-AcwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Hellion-2.jpg)

There's some notes on conversions etc. on the blog.
https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2018/12/arena-of-blood-dark-eldar-drukhari.html (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2018/12/arena-of-blood-dark-eldar-drukhari.html)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: majorsmith on December 22, 2018, 10:24:16 AM
Brilliant! Love that cockroach looking creature, where’s that from?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Gibby on December 22, 2018, 10:40:33 AM
Great stuff. I've eyed up some Dark Eldar to do something just like this many a time!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 22, 2018, 02:25:01 PM
Brilliant! Love that cockroach looking creature, where’s that from?

I think it was from Mega Miniatures. I believe the proprietor sold off most if not all his molds to a bunch of companies. I have no idea where it is now. I could use another two though! I really like the look of it, even if it is pretty flat.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: syrinx0 on December 23, 2018, 03:27:10 AM
Never understood why LAF punishes the GW entries so hard.   Beautiful work on the Wych teams.  Good choice on the clear stands for the arena teams too.   
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Hobby Services on December 25, 2018, 03:29:38 PM
Missed this thread first time around.  Fantastic work, belated congrats on a wonderful job.

I think it was from Mega Miniatures. I believe the proprietor sold off most if not all his molds to a bunch of companies. I have no idea where it is now. I could use another two though! I really like the look of it, even if it is pretty flat.

Detective mode activated. 

Definitely Mega Minis - specifically 0013 Blood Sucking Demon.  Before that they were part of the Hobby Products range, and before that Metal Magic.

http://miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Monsters_%28Mega_Miniatures%29

Annoyingly, that particular model seems to have been sold to Omni who sold it as OMS0010 Alien Stalker.  Omni is OOB as far as I know.  Good luck finding more, though.

http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Sci-Fi_%28Omni_Miniatures%29
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Bahir on December 25, 2018, 08:14:28 PM
Wow, really nice! I love the marble effect on the floor.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 27, 2018, 05:21:20 PM
Never understood why LAF punishes the GW entries so hard.   Beautiful work on the Wych teams.  Good choice on the clear stands for the arena teams too.   

Thanks! Seems like there’s a bias against GW sometimes, I can’t recall what beat the original entry but the opposition was probably decisively better, the photo wasn’t the best. My non-GW have been beaten by GW entries too, so who knows :) The LAF voters are fickle (myself included 😂).


Detective mode activated. 

Definitely Mega Minis - specifically 0013 Blood Sucking Demon.  Before that they were part of the Hobby Products range, and before that Metal Magic.

Excellent sleuthing, very interesting!

I may need to modify its profile in game if it’s a bloodsucker :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Bloggard on December 28, 2018, 12:37:37 PM
what a great project. Fantastic painting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 01, 2019, 12:30:43 AM
Thanks Bloggard, it's been a fun project.

Anyway, here's my last mini of 2018. Honestly I wasn't super excited to paint this one since I don't like the resin Raging Heroes uses, it doesn't accept primer easily and I've tried quite a few brands- washed the resin, let it 'de-gas' for weeks, etc. etc. She was originally just a test mini for priming. About a quarter of the way in I really began to like where it was headed and I really like how she turned out. Not sure what I'll use her for, but I based her to match my Wyches for the Arena of Blood. She may come out when a Wych avoids combat for two rounds or something.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JxEG6hAACNw/XCqzai8iIfI/AAAAAAAABSQ/33knoCHbaHM63SRJ1c7Aor1K5drYm9CcQCLcBGAs/s1600/Sephea.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: syrinx0 on January 01, 2019, 05:03:46 AM
Beautiful paint job Matt.  The painting of her face is really expressive.  Former boy friend perhaps?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 01, 2019, 09:07:08 AM
Nice painting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 01, 2019, 10:51:29 AM
wow love that miniature what a great DE proxy and brilliantly painted.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: AWu on January 01, 2019, 04:05:21 PM
Oh mini and the paint job are great. But I am not sure whether she holds z weapon or a strange pogo stick.. or something even weirder :P
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 01, 2019, 05:26:01 PM
Thanks for the comments all, appreciated.

Beautiful paint job Matt.  The painting of her face is really expressive.  Former boy friend perhaps?

 lol

Oh mini and the paint job are great. But I am not sure whether she holds z weapon or a strange pogo stick.. or something even weirder :P

I think that this is one of their 'dual purpose' miniatures, in that it can be sci-fi or fantasy. I guess I'd say her weapon is a Husk Blade, although I'm not well versed on Dark Eldar fluff these days so that might not be the best counterpart :)

All I know is if I were her, I'd tie up those braids- they're looking to get caught up in that sword  lol

Then again she has some sort of blade finial on the end of one, so I suspect it's a weapon too  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Dentatus on January 01, 2019, 06:36:33 PM
Remarkable work, Dr. Super clean tho. I agree some janitor-slaves would be appropriate.

"The new and improved Ronco Fusion engine power-washer! For those tough arterial spurts and stubborn viscera chunks. Available NOW!"
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Arena of Blood
Post by: Bloggard on January 03, 2019, 12:34:48 PM
yep, great painting - face particularly.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 30, 2019, 03:31:14 AM
Rather than create separate threads for additions to my 40K collection, I'm going to just collect them here.

A year late to the fight, here's a set of Necromunda Goliaths.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-imdBww5xRAE/XDu-NAnM3iI/AAAAAAAABT4/beml-DqFd8UJy91tiyZT62FpPjH2WzU3ACLcBGAs/s1600/Goliaths-1-Gang.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7oODc8UD1bQ/XDu-Mf-ofwI/AAAAAAAABTw/mTBPD94R73MSLDeM-HjVKmCWujqbR493wCLcBGAs/s1600/Goliaths-1-Mom.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qppANL-FIA8/XDu-M6v3q2I/AAAAAAAABT0/bDjO0pebFM8oHTOfaoXJtN979IDmGagvACLcBGAs/s1600/Goliaths-2.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UpTOm3hxvEo/XDu-NdbQLUI/AAAAAAAABT8/S072a5F65kg7yUCh-AgGfLXw5OBlKc2bQCLcBGAs/s1600/Goliaths-3.jpg)

I added some giant rat pelts (using greenstuff) to give them a more feral look, other than that they are more or less stock.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: LouieN on January 30, 2019, 04:54:55 AM
Great work.  Nice tattoos. 

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: von Lucky on January 30, 2019, 06:48:36 AM
Oh nice  thread, loving the look you achieved on the Goliaths.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Braz on January 30, 2019, 10:57:07 AM
Great stuff  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Agis on January 30, 2019, 12:04:21 PM
As great as always, I just love the pelt and tattoo  :o 8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Ockman on January 30, 2019, 12:09:41 PM
Great Goliaths!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: opponenttheory on January 30, 2019, 12:10:36 PM
They look awesome. Well done!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 30, 2019, 12:16:18 PM
Brill  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Mason on January 30, 2019, 12:30:49 PM
Nice meatheads!
 8) 8)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: area23 on January 30, 2019, 04:28:26 PM
Excellent. Fist of the North Star bad guys.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 30, 2019, 04:55:58 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: AWu on January 30, 2019, 05:21:24 PM
I love the fur added. It fits so well

Now I am sad i havent thought about it myself  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Suber on January 30, 2019, 06:53:29 PM
They are gorgeous! Nice addition :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: syrinx0 on January 31, 2019, 02:13:38 AM
Those look great. The rat pelts are a fantastic touch.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: hubbabubba on January 31, 2019, 10:54:24 AM
Great, the fur really makes them 'yours'.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Inso on January 31, 2019, 12:03:14 PM
Fantastic work on those Goliaths.

The conversions are great but I am particularly impressed with the paint scheme. Very nicely done :) ... dark colors suit these very well.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Exiledadmiral on February 01, 2019, 08:24:11 PM
Brilliant goliaths, love the rat pelts! Cracking scenery too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 01, 2019, 11:00:34 PM
Thanks all, appreciated. I have Cawdor and Orlocks on tap, trying to decide which to tackle first.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Necromunda Goliaths
Post by: AWu on February 02, 2019, 12:00:01 AM
Both great choices..

But do Orlock first  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 03, 2019, 03:41:57 AM
After seeing this cool thread by Blasphemia Blackwood (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=114085.msg1427748#msg1427748), I was inspired to make a mech and pilot myself. I hadn't done snow effects before, so it was pretty fun.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1SDRlWqbhN8/XFZRJW_l3oI/AAAAAAAABXQ/dlbY6i5w82AKDEd1A2vqRy3fOozftgv4wCEwYBhgL/s1600/50866841_10217827398986781_6691772352423788544_n.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-98jHG7pNKgI/XFZQFGWWppI/AAAAAAAABW4/6eCD5L3PB1UcztKENG3qZVkpiWmcPA4IQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Gelida-Sentinel-1.jpg)

Ventor Tentyritæ is one of the last surviving members of the once prosperous Tentyritæ family. The family was the foremost supplier of Gelidan animals to wealthy offworld clients looking for exotic specimens. It was said that numerous xenos beasts supplied by House Tentyritæ made their way to the Necromundan Hive Primus, destined for the laboratories of House Escher or Spire menageries, and rumor has it that some beasts were even seen in the fighting arenas of Commorragh.
After Gelida was cut off from the Imperium, Tentyritæ's patronage disappeared and their fortunes fell drastically...

I see this as a sort of spinoff from the 40K Xeno beast hunter group I painted several months ago.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5Vnyfw2UzCo/XFZQFu-myTI/AAAAAAAABXA/dL33Y-IGauwh1lXOa7LRHgq1bCWVPPLOgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Gelida-Sentinel-Scenic.jpg)

More details on my blog (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2019/02/gelida-frozen-expanse-project-inq28-40k.html)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Andym on February 03, 2019, 07:20:14 AM
Great work on the Goliaths! :-* I've never been a fan of the models, but you've changed my mind on them.

The pain ting is just perfect on that sentinel and pilot! :o Can I ask how you did the face? The skin tone is great!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Blackwolf on February 03, 2019, 07:26:19 AM
Love the Sentinel and the crewman.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: beefcake on February 03, 2019, 09:53:37 AM
Yes very nice, Now paint a Wampa for him to shoot!
I do want to see some monsters for him to hunt though :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Ockman on February 03, 2019, 10:09:41 AM
Excellent sentinel and crew!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Genghis on February 03, 2019, 11:18:02 AM
I seem to have missed the last few updates on this post, so it was a happy surprise rediscovering it.  As ever, some cracking painting going on.  Is the mech pilot a conversion of the objective Aquilla Shuttle pilot figure from one of the 40K starter sets from way back?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 03, 2019, 01:21:28 PM
Excellent.

Nice photo work as well.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 03, 2019, 03:36:00 PM
Great work on the Goliaths! :-* I've never been a fan of the models, but you've changed my mind on them.

The painting is just perfect on that sentinel and pilot! :o Can I ask how you did the face? The skin tone is great!

Goliaths are my least favorite gang. That's why I did them first :) I changed my own mind too!

My generic skin recipe is:

1. Base coat GW 'Cadian Fleshtone'
2. Wash with GW 'Reikland Fleshshade'
3. I often paint eyes at this point, easy to clean up mistakes on the next step.
4. Layer up a bit leaving dark tones in crevices etc. with 'Cadian Fleshtone'
5. Start highlighting by adding a small amount of Vallejo Model Color 'Basic Skintone' to the 'Cadian Fleshtone'
6. Add more 'Basic Skintone' and continue highlighting until you get to the contrast you want (I usually stop around here, I don't often use the range of tonal gradation many painters go for)
7. Add a little red to the fleshtones and thinly paint over the lower lip, very thin.
8. I think I added a little red around the nose/cheeks too- it's cold out there ;)

Yes very nice, Now paint a Wampa for him to shoot!
I do want to see some monsters for him to hunt though :)

I've been thinking about that- I need to make some more hangers-on and some creatures for sure.

I seem to have missed the last few updates on this post, so it was a happy surprise rediscovering it.  As ever, some cracking painting going on.  Is the mech pilot a conversion of the objective Aquilla Shuttle pilot figure from one of the 40K starter sets from way back?

Thanks, yes- that's the pilot from the Macragge set. He was pretty bulky and bundled up and seemed a good starting point. In the following pic I'd already replaced the pistol and case of vials he was originally holding.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y-E6xFlIs3c/XFZRJSzEQhI/AAAAAAAABXM/wXserjkje1IHL73jZV7CovjwQv4830ihACLcBGAs/s1600/50515070_10217769531100120_6201703329681113088_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: AWu on February 03, 2019, 08:00:06 PM
Hmm
Not too keen on thet lasgun though. Strangely unbalances the model.

But it look much better with paint though. You are kinda magician here :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 03, 2019, 08:10:44 PM
Hmm
Not too keen on thet lasgun though. Strangely unbalances the model.

It is pretty big, true. I probably could have used a regular lasgun and modified the barrel. Maybe for the next group :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Suber on February 04, 2019, 06:34:02 PM
Oh, I love it! :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Mech and Pilot
Post by: Shaved Dwarf on February 04, 2019, 11:55:14 PM
These are gorgeous!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress - Pic Heavy
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 05, 2019, 04:45:42 AM
Thanks all, appreciated!

Well, I had three full days and two half-days off in the last two weeks due to inclement weather, which I put to good use. I may have painted half of last years entire output within the first month of this year!

So, here's my Blackstone Fortress set completed. I based them all at once, which I have to say was not fun at all...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--udJUAMjxCw/XFkLzZngNGI/AAAAAAAABYk/nRX3wCm4oCgf2mmZq1EsGGyHUmSQRGkFACEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Group.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LL29e36OfOI/XFkLzs5KWUI/AAAAAAAABY0/F2PIVn68WlYsD-S7S2hb1WhBSaFcW9M6gCEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Heroes-1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Mj6p2bWkFH8/XFkLzmEHhdI/AAAAAAAABYo/3apzIt6hEm45YFDvjJtBYtnbJ25r5yIAACEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Heroes-2.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B2lGRWZTVrs/XFkLzeHgYjI/AAAAAAAABYs/gkH8ZyqtFBczR2HtHgzFdKjCr7S-JYYjACEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Heretic-Astartes.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MxAimfsEgkI/XFkLzIMrQXI/AAAAAAAABY0/nYajz4kqFJoq736XriyJJ0mKZ2q0rTu9ACEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Beastmen.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RHCsEnwwrVo/XFkL0aghgZI/AAAAAAAABY4/iloDhs7yGZ4y9A9Dp4lsjr6a6xQ-xyt8ACEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Psykers.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FNdrtExM_oc/XFkQf11T0YI/AAAAAAAABZI/C93c-xhpcu87h1wab7O9jyLNyYrNs5wJwCLcBGAs/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Negavolt.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3yGsKiHt2Zc/XFkSxh8kEtI/AAAAAAAABZU/8cd-h2dBq5k2xs09P8oSLCwKOYtUTq3PQCLcBGAs/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Traitors-1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-B8M7nA7KFb8/XFkL0pZlwgI/AAAAAAAABY4/Sd_cnH03xmMQnoJLoU-9bbt5_ocRGg68ACEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Traitors-2.jpg)

I stole the gold colored scheme for the Spindle Drones from Agis- hope you don't mind :)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KdKOCApxze4/XFkLz6USRUI/AAAAAAAABYo/ExWytn3Tutwrob450WXI8gJjvW99zty9gCEwYBhgL/s1600/Blackstone-Fortress-Hostiles.jpg)

Phew!!!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 05, 2019, 07:51:03 AM
They are amazing. Well done.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Ockman on February 05, 2019, 11:02:10 AM
Wow, what a haul!

Great work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Bahir on February 05, 2019, 01:40:19 PM
Nice painting! Well done!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: War In 15MM on February 05, 2019, 02:37:08 PM
Let me repeat myself... absolutely beautiful!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Agis on February 05, 2019, 04:43:09 PM
I can only agree to the previous postings, top notch job.

I like them all, but the Colours of Pious Vorne and the Man of Steel are REALLY great!
(Actually, I like them more than the ones I chose…)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Inso on February 05, 2019, 05:45:54 PM
Yep.

That is one nicely painted set of miniatures :) .

I can't pick and choose because they are all excellent :) .
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: hubbabubba on February 05, 2019, 06:09:46 PM
The man is a machine.

Lovely work.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: AWu on February 05, 2019, 09:28:09 PM
WOW. Beauties!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Suber on February 05, 2019, 10:35:35 PM
This is insane :o :o :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: beefcake on February 05, 2019, 10:38:19 PM
This is insane :o :o :-* :-* :-*
Yep
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Mason on February 05, 2019, 10:56:22 PM
That is a truly stunning set of figures, magnificent!
 :o :o

Impossible to choose between yourself and Agis which is best, lets just say that you both have the best Blackstone Fortress sets that I have seen.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Dentatus on February 06, 2019, 02:37:15 AM
That is a great looking set of miniatures. Superb.
Must look gorgeous when you play the game.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: syrinx0 on February 06, 2019, 03:18:19 AM
An incredible output for this month. That is a beautiful set of miniatures.  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 06, 2019, 04:12:24 AM
Thanks everyone, appreciate the comments. Agis's Blackstone is pretty inspiring. At times I think we were painting the same miniature on the same day- I was just putting off basing and photographing all at once :)

I'll probably be slowing down a lot for the next three months as my job responsibilities increase- this was a manifestation of procrastination.

Plus that damn Ambull expansion that GW announced... I couldn't let them release that before I got the set done!

Now I'm on the hunt for a nice 3D terrain set, looks like there's at least one out there.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: ecurtz on February 06, 2019, 08:16:30 PM
There's at least one great looking set of files if you have access to a 3d printer.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Warhammer40k/comments/a36kmy/3d_printable_blackstone_fortress_tiles/
(Sorry for the reddit link, but the images weren't loading at the actual site)

Add my praise to the growing collection.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 06, 2019, 09:57:10 PM
There's at least one great looking set of files if you have access to a 3d printer.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Warhammer40k/comments/a36kmy/3d_printable_blackstone_fortress_tiles/
(Sorry for the reddit link, but the images weren't loading at the actual site)

Add my praise to the growing collection.

Thanks for the link, that looks good.

I'm getting closer everyday to dropping $$$ for a 3D printer :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Exiledadmiral on February 06, 2019, 10:32:56 PM
Amazing painting, I have no idea how you keep them so consistently beautiful.
Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: von Lucky on February 07, 2019, 09:43:14 AM
Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Genghis on February 08, 2019, 06:52:49 PM
Those are some very nicely painted figures, I may well use some as inspiration when I get around to doing my own.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Verderer on February 09, 2019, 10:05:37 AM
Ditto, I am going to use these for inspiration when I eventually get to painting... great stuff!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: The Voivod on February 12, 2019, 09:03:31 PM
Lovely stuff. Many of the Blackstone fortress models I thought where pretty sweet, but I wasn't a fan of some of the heroes.
It's amazing how people from the community are better able to make the mode shine with better colourschemes than the actual tudio models.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Koyote on February 14, 2019, 08:13:59 PM
Wow.  Gorgeous work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 19, 2019, 03:45:08 AM
As a follower of the Eldritch Epistles blog,  I would see some unearthed and exceedingly rare unreleased miniatures- and then lament that I'd never get my hands on them. Wargames Foundry did something amazingly cool and released a set of these previously unavailable Rogue Trader era miniatures, which included some Arbites and an Administratum scribe.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3fmdm_xGP5g/XQmnZhvsbdI/AAAAAAAABgI/_pb5cn-4i9YecL3E7-tZR4GnVRQLPDO1ACEwYBhgL/s1600/Arbites-Foundry-Old-School-Scene.jpg)

These were painted up pretty quickly- they certainly have that mid-80s Citadel chunkiness we Oldhammer fans know and love. I also painted a "Confession Booth" by MaxMini that I've been eyeing for several years.

A few more pics on the ole' blog: https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2019/06/rogue-trader-era-arbites-and.html
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Ockman on June 19, 2019, 07:30:31 AM
Very pretty stuff!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 19, 2019, 07:37:41 AM
Very cool  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: hubbabubba on June 19, 2019, 11:10:24 AM
It's good to see this thread pop up again. Nice blacks on those judicial thugs.

I still cant get over the speed and quality with which you churned out the Bkackfortress figs, awesome.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Muzfish4 on June 19, 2019, 12:28:42 PM
Wonderful work - a real joy to behold.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 19, 2019, 04:24:19 PM
Thanks all. My painting output is basically 'feast or famine'!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Suber on June 19, 2019, 08:53:46 PM
It's good to see this thread pop up again. Nice blacks on those judicial thugs.

I still cant get over the speed and quality with which you churned out the Bkackfortress figs, awesome.

What he said! :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: syrinx0 on June 22, 2019, 03:47:17 AM
Great work Matt.  Nice to get releases that you missed - even if it takes 20 or so years.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Blackstone Fortress
Post by: Bloggard on June 22, 2019, 11:28:16 AM

I still cant get over the speed and quality with which you churned out the Bkackfortress figs, awesome.

this - the standard would amaze me regardless of the speed - ... but the speed ?!  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 23, 2019, 04:56:47 AM
Thanks all :)

Here's a pic of some recently completed Imperial Naval Security I kitbashed. I used Dreamforge Eisenkern bodies, shoulder pads and weapons from Mad Robot, and helmets from MaxMini. The bases are from Champ Industries. The officer is from Victoria Miniatures. She has a new bionic hand, the original came with a hook. The backdrop is a space picture I bought off eBay, with a wall in front of it.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pj9iLKEZGo4/XQwoi9YxmDI/AAAAAAAABhE/0LYo-3qpl0A3Fu08n5OSYYx34ZqwtuK7wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Imperial-Navy-Security-Group.jpg)

The descriptions of the Naval Security troops in Dan Abnett's 'Eisenhorn' books stuck with me, and I'd been wanting to make some versions of the troops ever since I read the books a few years ago. I accumulated the components, and the project went on the back burner for a few years. When GW recently announced the Necromunda Enforcers, which have a similar carapace armor vibe, I knew I had to get them done quick or I'd never get to them!

 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Ockman on June 23, 2019, 05:39:41 AM
Wow, what a team!

Good work, friend!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Captain Blood on June 23, 2019, 08:29:40 AM
Those look exceptionally cool, Matt. Great picture too, of course  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 23, 2019, 05:22:54 PM
Nice work.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 23, 2019, 05:32:35 PM
Cracking figures and set up  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Dentatus on June 24, 2019, 11:18:02 AM
'get them done quick' he says. Wish my speed painting was that good.

Those fill the bill perfectly.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Mason on June 24, 2019, 12:41:44 PM
Lovely work as usual.
They certainly fit Mr Abnett's description to a tee.
 8) 8)

Great idea with photo set-up too, I shall be stealing that one.
 :D

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Billchuck on June 24, 2019, 05:06:02 PM
'get them done quick' he says. Wish my speed painting was that good.

Those fill the bill perfectly.

I wish my slow painting was that good.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: hubbabubba on June 24, 2019, 05:38:34 PM
They look the part, well done.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Naval Security
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 02, 2019, 08:09:10 PM
Thanks guys :)

As always, I'm flitting around between projects and have been working on some stuff for the Gelida: Frozen Expanse community project. I recently finished some canids. Four will get snow bases, one will end up in the Dark Eldar arena :)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_ssh1pgIsmI/XROOn_hxmNI/AAAAAAAABiA/MwunD7j4Fe0bQPlGZ4ajRpaQ88dFRfozACEwYBhgL/s1600/Canid-Hunt.jpg)

There's some WIP shots on the blog. https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2019/06/gelida-frozen-world-project-canids.html
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: fred on July 02, 2019, 08:21:44 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Amazing scene
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 02, 2019, 08:25:13 PM
Splendid  8)

I’d like to get into Gelida (already involved with Mare Solum) but I can’t justify a whole set of ice/snow terrain  :?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: axiom on July 02, 2019, 08:56:36 PM
Those are lovely! The converting really transforms them into alien beasts rather than just being big wolves.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 02, 2019, 10:31:21 PM
Thanks :)

I’d like to get into Gelida (already involved with Mare Solum) but I can’t justify a whole set of ice/snow terrain  :?

I hear ya, I've avoided snow and ice terrain since I started gaming!

Those are lovely! The converting really transforms them into alien beasts rather than just being big wolves.

Thanks! They definitely needed a little somethin' extra.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: Blackwolf on July 02, 2019, 10:47:14 PM
Very cool(pun not intended),love it :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: Ockman on July 03, 2019, 04:12:26 AM
What a scene! Very cool!  :D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: Captain Blood on July 03, 2019, 08:21:21 AM
My word  :o :-*
That’s brilliant Matt.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: Skullhamma on July 03, 2019, 08:31:09 AM
Your painting skills are extraordinary, every single photo is breathtaking!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: Mason on July 03, 2019, 08:34:31 AM
Brilliant work and top scene-setting.
 :-* :-*

Funny that you should post these as I have a couple of LotR Wargs getting similar treatment at the moment, although as fantasy beasts for Palaeo Diet as opposed to alien critturs.
These will provide great inspiration.
 :)

Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: von Lucky on July 03, 2019, 11:14:27 AM
Lovely stuff - really liking those conversions and painting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: syrinx0 on July 09, 2019, 02:16:40 AM
Great scene Matt.  :-*  It doesn't look good for the girl though...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: tomrommel1 on July 09, 2019, 06:00:20 AM
stunning
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida - Frozen World
Post by: Dr. The Viking on July 14, 2019, 09:01:16 PM
Very cool thread. Those old new arbites are my favourites
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Pirates
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 22, 2020, 07:57:20 PM
I decided to make a News Year's Resolution for 2020, and that is to get my collection of Rogue Trader era 40K Adventurers painted. My first batch is a bunch of Space Pirates.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bBrFBDBlYMo/Xieu9zrfE2I/AAAAAAAABto/IW7kknFjp280o_3rbFD7bZeiWrbufNUwwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Adventurers-Space-Pirates-1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xMBdZjVM5pA/XievJqaVtxI/AAAAAAAABtw/1uyEe8DDOBUDw79Uv7EARC6Y8L1uXW-vgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Adventurers-Space-Pirates-2.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AB8922VKKCw/XievJfo34FI/AAAAAAAABts/YhIlYpvCjo0xsuNqNVZb_C0Z7gATwfoAwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Adventurers-Space-Pirates-3.jpg)

My color inspiration was a concept illustration for the Jodorosky Dune project, drawn by Moebius:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EJJm1n_68A4/Xiev5FqmQNI/AAAAAAAABuI/FH9Aal1vdYgQg0QeRfiU0GD5ASpGFBAdwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Dune%2Bcopy.jpg)

I have lots of 40K projects planned for the year, so I hope to get more stuff into the thread.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 22, 2020, 07:59:46 PM
Fantastic  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Jagannath on January 22, 2020, 08:13:21 PM
Amazing! Some of the greatest miniatures ever made. Particularly love the chap with the goiter.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Storm Wolf on January 22, 2020, 08:17:18 PM
Yep I will say it again, so much character with those old models, oh that i had kept them :'(. However I never did a good as job with them as you have :-*

Fantastic stuff and so good to see them again, have fun!

Glen
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Mason on January 22, 2020, 10:35:18 PM
Stunning!
You have painted the crispest, cleanest versions of these classics that I have ever seen.
Love the colour scheme.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Blackwolf on January 22, 2020, 11:05:39 PM
Gorgeous painting, making me feel guilty too,I have a pile of Spacefarers (pre Rogue Trader)miniatures...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Bearwoodman on January 22, 2020, 11:43:08 PM
Wonderfully painted characters!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Captain Blood on January 22, 2020, 11:55:24 PM
Superb Matt. Top painting  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: chickenbane on January 23, 2020, 12:47:15 AM
Really great work. The brushwork is amazing!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 23, 2020, 02:09:25 AM
Thanks all :)

Who wants to pick the next one to take on?

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MO7cVHA4b78/XikADtz1gSI/AAAAAAAABuU/8XZLHz9VDvYchrlJVlOmQRiBK0wXDPKkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/WD099-Adventurers-Batch1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: syrinx0 on January 23, 2020, 05:22:31 AM
I vote for the bottom row.  Amazon first of course.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: axiom on January 23, 2020, 06:11:56 AM
Absolutely fantastic group! I really love the Moebius inspired colour scheme with the stylised skull & crossbones badge and snazzy striped trousers.

Cant wait to see more!
Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: von Lucky on January 23, 2020, 10:00:55 AM
I'm with axiom on this - great choice of inspiration.

And I'd chose the space crew next (pilot, engineer, ships officer, etc).

Although that Amazon is tempting too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Ockman on January 23, 2020, 10:41:14 AM
Amazing gang, friend! Would like to see a ship's crew as well!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: hubbabubba on January 24, 2020, 07:12:54 AM
Gorgeous, I vote for the Amazon too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 24, 2020, 02:35:12 PM
Thanks everyone, appreciated. Amazon it is (she was the most expensive to acquire, and never did settle on a color scheme for her!).
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Mason on January 24, 2020, 02:40:00 PM
Thanks everyone, appreciated. Amazon it is (she was the most expensive to acquire, and never did settle on a color scheme for her!).

Good choice!

Do you have them all now then..?

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 24, 2020, 04:52:58 PM
Good choice!

Do you have them all now then..?

Yes, I've had the full set for a few years. Not sure what I've been waiting for... I have a few painted, some from ca. 1990. I'm considering stripping two of them (the astropaths) for a re-do, since I don't have a bare duplicate of those guys.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Genghis on January 25, 2020, 12:46:23 PM
Those are really nicely done, good work.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 18, 2020, 11:21:28 PM
Continuing with my goal of painting up all of  the old Rogue Trader era 'Adventurers', I recently finished up the 'Space Amazon', 'Punk', and 'Mad Punk' (who, oddly, is more calm than the frenzied and maniacal looking Punk).

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UkT-zUxEdlM/XnKqaNpS0SI/AAAAAAAABv4/kCq08coWiu41OP3kYN1nxiTkpqQRNTBmwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Adventurers-Space-Punks-Amazon.jpg)

As requested, space ship crew up next :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: syrinx0 on March 19, 2020, 12:56:33 AM
Very nice.  Love the flaming stocking.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: hubbabubba on March 19, 2020, 09:59:20 AM
Excellent. Great colour choices on the (not) mad punk.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Ockman on March 19, 2020, 11:50:05 AM
What an amazing bunch!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: axiom on March 19, 2020, 11:51:23 AM
Brilliant painting on a lovely classic trio. I'm with hubbabubba, I really like the colours on the Mad Punk - particularly her black and red suit. Those eyes on the Punk though - completely insane!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: blacksoilbill on March 19, 2020, 12:06:33 PM
Superb! The Space Amazon is the eye-catcher, but I really like the work on the not-mad Mad Punk too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: Mason on March 19, 2020, 03:36:21 PM
 :-* :-*

This is going to be the best set of Adventurers out there when you finish them, I reckon.

You have to recreate the old advert when you have finished them.
 ;)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O5iaNdHwscA/U5W5ah7EdCI/AAAAAAAAHgY/BuncWlgZjCk/s1600/WD099_RT.jpg)

Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Pirates
Post by: von Lucky on March 21, 2020, 04:08:50 AM
All great, but the painting on that Amazon - wow.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 29, 2020, 02:56:27 PM
Thanks all :)

Added a servo-skull and a converted Evangelist (made by Anvil Industry) to the mendicant relic hunter group.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5i4SWl_OrN0/Xn_1NKLs8FI/AAAAAAAABwY/t2bwrD9k-iAIDgnEKHeexaMqXXuTi8oagCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Ossuary-Vox-.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vCId60nfnrU/Xn_1NUQb75I/AAAAAAAABwg/pfwm3k6UZVg1BcJ_3uxTviMW_piLTyAtgCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Ossuary-Vox-WIP.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gFAuXmM30ss/Xn_2L_kb75I/AAAAAAAABwo/YkQGV9i2k705oLDo_MTFXk3cRksImsAuQCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Order-of-the-Ossuary-Parade.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2lqwil_ZByE/Xn_1NBezx7I/AAAAAAAABwc/kQcGJR1L0bQFprrxe2su74BV5Sx1gc-7ACPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Order-of-the-Ossuary.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Agis on March 29, 2020, 03:38:38 PM
Oh my, the mendicant relic hunter group is your best work so far!
I just love the light Colours on the minis.  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: zrunelord on March 29, 2020, 03:45:22 PM
I must agree with Agis.... great idea, minis & especially finish.

Keep it up
Z
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 29, 2020, 03:55:03 PM
Fantastic  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 29, 2020, 04:00:10 PM
They are very good.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Ockman on March 29, 2020, 04:04:31 PM
It is... AMAZING!!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Ray Rivers on March 29, 2020, 04:17:28 PM
Fantastic painting, which of course, I have come to highly respect.

I still am in awe with the freehand on that Relic... wow! :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: axiom on March 29, 2020, 06:14:06 PM
That evangelist is lovely! Great conversion.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: uti long smile on March 29, 2020, 08:12:22 PM
Superb!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: beefcake on March 29, 2020, 09:46:10 PM
Great work. Love that last lot. The colours are amazing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 30, 2020, 02:52:47 AM
Thanks everybody, I appreciate the comments :)

As mentioned before, the credit for the blue and off-white color scheme goes to Suber, from whom I lifted the idea :)

I joined the dark side (3D printer owners) recently and have manged to paint up a vehicle I printed. I was pretty happy with how this came out, I'm not a fan of prominent print lines and this was even smooth enough to apply some small decals.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qPkvMmaGUm8/XoFc0JXPlbI/AAAAAAAABw8/rW40eX8jolk7D7sjAHtEGzSDld888ZB1QCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Loader-1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E10lkx8mikI/XoFcz0wDoGI/AAAAAAAABw4/vYCt6QY221wKkUh5PwoAxIN26vCDcNxaACPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Loader-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Genghis on March 30, 2020, 09:06:53 AM
The vehicle's pretty cool, it's nice to see civilian vehicles in the 40K setting.  I'll also add some slightly late praise for the mendicant relic hunters, that unifying dusty blue theme is very cool.  I'd envisaged those figures as slightly disparate tatty browns, but the cohesive look with the blue really works. 

I also love the photo of the parade through the crowds of civilians - you've got a great collection there.  Is the far right lady in gold-trimmed Navy a Victoria Miniatures figure with a new bionic hand?  Also, where are the lady in purple behind her, and the lady in yellowy-green to the her right from - they look quite cool (not that the others don't, but I can identify most of them).
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 30, 2020, 02:59:32 PM
Thanks :)

Is the far right lady in gold-trimmed Navy a Victoria Miniatures figure with a new bionic hand?  Also, where are the lady in purple behind her, and the lady in yellowy-green to the her right from - they look quite cool (not that the others don't, but I can identify most of them).

Correct, Victoria with a new hand. Good eye! The hand is just a plastic hand from somewhere else, I drilled into the back of it and put in a little greenstuff to give it a bionic look.

The woman in purple is a converted Female Courtesan from Fenryll.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QL59ZvYop4U/XPR5jnJ_wlI/AAAAAAAABfs/merk_PPYFBEn7GxhXDzLhiVQ3rjVPWeGQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Imperial-Noble-1.jpg)

The other is a slightly converted Reaper miniature, Xiafang.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ekixHsrSB3Y/WGf8PX7qaqI/AAAAAAAAAsg/W_9I3rOvTFUdaS6tlQb93n6c52ts-s4UQCLcB/s1600/VeroniqueFidelia.jpg)



Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: aliensurfer on March 30, 2020, 03:48:58 PM
Superb work all round, painting and the conversions!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on March 30, 2020, 03:55:14 PM
That picture of the parade is stunning! Some amazing brushwork skills on display.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 30, 2020, 05:43:00 PM
Nice vehicle, good luck with the printer.

The figures look excellent.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Genghis on March 30, 2020, 09:21:03 PM
Thank-you for the references, they're both very nice minis.  It's surprising what a difference the relatively subtle addition of a few bits to their waists and/or holding a relic can make (plus the not so subtle servo skull).  I may well shamelessly steal inspiration from those conversions at some point.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: syrinx0 on April 01, 2020, 02:20:43 AM
Love the addition to the mendicant group.   Having a 3D printer really allows you a wonderful opportunity to expand your scenery and vehicles.  So far I have resisted buying one but it's very tempting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 01, 2020, 02:51:42 AM
Thanks all :)

Some additions to the Gelida: Frozen Expanse project. A servo skull loaded with grenades:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XP8buow_WbA/XoP-nS6QDMI/AAAAAAAABxE/omDRNNtXE_8B6r-FxiKLfr7RKedJUoS1QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Gelida-Servo-Skull.jpg)

And a guardian/combat servitor:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S0CwXbr8pGo/XoP_wiPfySI/AAAAAAAABx4/SwpDYq4oOjAFYMI0xNPByZbYQbQ6Bby9ACPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Gelida-Wendigo-Front-1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gwvcVh9004Q/XoP_w6w_WeI/AAAAAAAAByA/GtWcPDBror46_Au4owdyN4Rb3lFwEAW-wCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Gelida-Wendigo-Side-2.jpg)

Gratuitous Photoshop scene:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1shsUNM2LlU/XoP_wlhN7-I/AAAAAAAAByE/iS1BvIGDDPA87jQa8CrARsWio1xo11yKgCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Gelida-Wendigo-Ambush-Snow.jpg)

A few more pics up on the ole' blog:
https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2020/03/gelida-frozen-expanse-mechanicus.html

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: syrinx0 on April 01, 2020, 03:36:31 AM
"I also have been wanting to build a combat servitor with an antlered head. "  Not something you hear often...  lol
Nice work on  the servitor.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Genghis on April 01, 2020, 09:32:43 AM
Wow, that's properly sinister - very cool.
Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: von Lucky on April 02, 2020, 06:48:46 AM
Lovely additions. Your whites/greys are in perfect balance.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Ockman on April 03, 2020, 11:37:09 AM
Amazing Guardian!!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Relic Seekers
Post by: Keith on April 03, 2020, 12:45:01 PM
Holy crap - how did I miss this thread.
I've been myopicaly WW2 for a while and didn't spot this beauty. Mother-lode of wonderful things here. Brilliant!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Adepta Sororitas
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 05, 2020, 11:26:05 PM
Thanks for the comments all :)

Now for some more Sororitas. I think I have four different 40K projects going.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lzdjF1pHbkE/Xoa_mbZYsTI/AAAAAAAAByY/g_jDshudE2MWyB-sOtkRgVt0eLLBzhlJwCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Retirbutors-Squad-Flamers.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O3lxEDXjU7s/Xoa_mkbYy1I/AAAAAAAAByg/tafcem8zRlwCKzy5RcJVIBEOjY6il3_TQCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Retirbutors-Squad-Multi-Melta.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2EpjeyxCXgY/Xoa_mXWXP6I/AAAAAAAAByc/8c5cfGhAz9caOtZWV0O7hL40G05-oGNCgCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Imagifier-Standard.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: syrinx0 on April 06, 2020, 12:20:51 AM
That is a really nice white/bone and red color scheme.   The banner is incredible. That is a fantastic freehand painting.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: Battle Brush Sigur on April 06, 2020, 12:34:53 PM
Oooh, this is a bit nice. :D Great work on the wintery photos, and I really like that SoB colour scheme.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: Totleben on April 07, 2020, 10:03:35 PM
What a spectacle  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 08, 2020, 12:40:27 AM
Thanks all!

One of my other ongoing projects is Inquisition- I'm flipping back and forth between oldest to newest as I paint my way through the entire GW catalogue. I forgot to post my Obiwan Sherlock Clousseau (released 1987), who has been joined by Inquisitor Eisenhorn (released 2018).

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m3Lnceyi8PY/XjJd-8CWe-I/AAAAAAAABug/dk1G6_hwwyAdOu9sTkmA73r9ykH0r9YdwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Obiwan-Sherlock-Clousseau.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bCvdM5_bplU/Xo0d2z3EdNI/AAAAAAAABy0/gmBC3ZXj13UUcQhipHoIeXvpW3rJBrL-ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Eisenhorn.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: syrinx0 on April 08, 2020, 01:17:36 AM
Very nice painting.  The older miniatures look so small next to the new ones.  Eisenhorn  looks like his big brother.  lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: Ockman on April 08, 2020, 06:18:15 AM
 :o :o :o

I can't believe what I'm seeing...

You are very skillful, love your paintjobs!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: Vanvlak on April 08, 2020, 06:29:34 AM
Incredible work - the antlered combat servitor is sheer genius, the colour schemes are splendid, and that freehand painting... :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: aliensurfer on April 08, 2020, 11:56:32 PM
very nice painting
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Sisters of Battle
Post by: MadMö on April 11, 2020, 09:56:08 AM
Awesome thread.
Please keep going!
I want to see more. :D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Bearskin Hats
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 14, 2020, 02:46:40 AM
Thanks again all.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hVIeTW8T4WM/XpUiIUwcArI/AAAAAAAABzw/3LXW20vCvFIEOk6m1Fx1awXS6GBLKEVXQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Gelida-Grognards-1.jpg)

I recently finished up some city guards for Gelida. The base models for these are Wargames Atlantic 'Grognards'. I used GW weapons since I already had a bunch of extras. I also replaced the leader's mask with one from the Necromunda Goliaths kit just to make him stand out a bit more. The comms guy received a greenstuff mask.

I wanted them to have a sweet ride but all of the many tanks and walkers in my pile of shame are destined for other projects. I hopped on Thingiverse and found a couple different models I could combine to make a wheeled Repressor/Rhino looking APC.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eANJ6Ifvx_c/XpUiIfp32lI/AAAAAAAABz0/7OqKAWKcBRMCKHTpl0gMvpZLV6OCiCDvACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Gelida-Grognards-Ride-1.jpg)

The next few things I post will be for this snow world thing I have going, then back to oldschool I think :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 14, 2020, 08:14:25 PM
Nice APC.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 15, 2020, 01:32:25 PM
A recently completed terrain piece.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HChrWpd8Ye8/XpY8nXIzqNI/AAAAAAAAB0M/yqx34EgS6CAsRZY4hNXcZMDoEBvLStJOQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Gelida-Frozen-Victim-1.jpg)

Almost done with the snow world stuff.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: axiom on April 15, 2020, 01:40:11 PM
Incredible terrain piece - it's perfectly captured the look of a poor frozen traveller. Inspiring stuff!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 15, 2020, 02:14:02 PM
Aces!  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: RAD on April 15, 2020, 07:55:49 PM
Woaw, don't know how i got by  this thread!

Love the frozen planet theme and particularly the relic hunter party.

Brilliant (and i think i'll take the relic party for myself since i've got nearly all the figs and was wondering what to do with em).

Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 15, 2020, 09:54:48 PM
Thanks all!

Brilliant (and i think i'll take the relic party for myself since i've got nearly all the figs and was wondering what to do with em).

Thanks for posting!

Thanks for looking!

Last of the 40K Frozen World pics:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QoPqOMDOkwo/Xpd-3bicPcI/AAAAAAAAB0o/COdsYzSZztIBErQVrHSeTtPFBw42btdSQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Gelida-Wendigo-Lair-Front.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xJ9TCoc3s80/Xpd-qT8aPrI/AAAAAAAAB0k/twyezFSsbhErs0m618UeVvvA2DchRGR6wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Gelida-Wendigo-Lair-Front-2.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HNi9oLKp-gg/XpeAU_5aN2I/AAAAAAAAB1I/eT6piqswEG0P9H8C00-2yTAdwVCzKCG7wCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Gelida-Wendigo-Lair-View-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: syrinx0 on April 16, 2020, 02:14:12 AM
The frozen figure under the overhang followed by the desolate frozen open gateway is magnificent!   :-*
 What a perfect terrain piece to set the table for the adventure.  Are you planing on bringing these winter warriors and terrain to a convention?  If not, you really should think about it...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 16, 2020, 04:02:22 AM
The frozen figure under the overhang followed by the desolate frozen open gateway is magnificent!   :-*
 What a perfect terrain piece to set the table for the adventure.  Are you planing on bringing these winter warriors and terrain to a convention?  If not, you really should think about it...

I'd like to, the quarantine has made me reflect on the olden days when I would haul a huge amount of terrain to a convention. Used to love running games.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: syrinx0 on April 17, 2020, 12:18:40 AM
Yeah. It can be a lot of work. I'm sure your table would be really impressive.   I still have hopes for Gencon this year and Adepticon next year.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 17, 2020, 05:00:05 AM
That frozen gateway is amazing! Great work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Genghis on April 17, 2020, 10:52:58 AM
That's some more sweet work there.  The terrain is very cool, especially the skidoo (although having picked up Fallout 4 again recently, the vault is kinda sweet too.  The Grognards are very nicely done, it's good to know they take GW arms nicely.  (I got a sprue of three of them free that I'll do something with at some point, knowing the GW arms will work opens up my options.)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 18, 2020, 03:56:00 AM
it's good to know they take GW arms nicely.  (I got a sprue of three of them free that I'll do something with at some point, knowing the GW arms will work opens up my options.)

They fit really well. I fiddled a bit with one set, the flamer arms.

Finished up the next batch of Rogue Trader 40K Adventurers, the ship's crew:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CBX-XYKGZTM/Xppu2UhjYiI/AAAAAAAAB1Y/Gj4VCbkfj3kVCtQ7oMZ-BLZoZjftqrjeQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Ship-Crew-Full.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Lost Egg on April 18, 2020, 04:20:49 AM
Awesome work sir, can't believe I have missed this thread. I am loving the mix of old and new minis.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: axiom on April 18, 2020, 09:05:30 AM
Glorious work on that ships crew! The model selection is perfect, the colours scheme is lovely, and the backdrop is spot on. I'm enjoying this output immensely!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: has.been on April 18, 2020, 09:28:04 AM
Just looked at the wonderful snow stuff, now have to go & get a
nice hot cup of tea, your effects are too realistic. Well done.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 21, 2020, 02:53:16 PM
Thanks everyone :)

I've added quite a few WIP shots of one of my more insane builds to my blog (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2020/04/ambulatory-triptych-40k-altarpiece.html). The Ambulatory Triptych:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Oc1twnL42fo/Xp8DPaGqG2I/AAAAAAAAB4I/BPbEwrKiQyY04azzU37smBs2h4NxCh2FQCEwYBhgLKs4DAL1OcqzVgBXk8PiIKl68Bc1F32rjXqq_mQ9_w1KU3aiqKL2MrOi0qQfnvS-Gd_UvSAraA0NRvuwJj6h2locsnpdik_EmDLNu-zXWPTjsH5MJSu0TsQiAc1247ZWt-wKdO1rtMAsB0IVrHJ5FHNBMAVNAWTsqENJxjICCBBrZ9dHqYur7iCB7OyIq1QstX0HrcsxbVi-lZ3Ydr8ofhhHySyiCk-GCCVpaNbIhDbJfKMHnUxRLGQn_aV_7yzK93MLRmaMbByqcA0V1JP1Ujss4kBmc57TQDejPs9OOCvvXptTq8Cl6j5TVYARgKm-m9O6JnbRGDe2zXxCR4NaEZv1ACKPXV6MLkO4Sxxu-FysODqyTbKE1Gp31wKMf1Lzbe0wJzCz_uFY3kicofg-0tLKrUEPOPKnaDqSTuzPEINxMLPgGwJ3UNdZ4PqPeo9ZjyrqQsgAfRMlSy_pf758EApz7vso71-aBZpSPtLbqFSmY-gxbuNbWhfmLJH69FSdBmNhgE7fh7yjDPWqwwus03SzEKsqT7uJe_WjJFFKCBnjAtlKokcUJY7LAIlWSVPm9Y2f3GCQQdlQOyv55H_f4Jp4jmHxM4YJ6enxuN1qAw4nUMJOP_PQF/s1600/Ambulatory-Triptych-WIP-6-Front-Painted-1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vTZGJ5ebXKM/Xp8DNW-UiEI/AAAAAAAAB3w/HfeUt-4Q7LYClYAFfed-7j8XJbT7WmETQCEwYBhgLKs4DAL1Ocqxfc-l45YdoAKyPqIYTzjUAqY3MdfpctqMx0RFp1YwTzvfxxdiaJDs5Gb0UNQ40Z7ifr03b0GSLrOUeP90mCLkB0waPLbbcrCSX0VqiorYtoE5CCLWRnlPuwfz4Cp8EgKusSgxgFdEdWV6pHnBFhHvW6SOdUFENV9XW-SA21xyRxZYwcd2OKI_tRrNMc89hSLGQ1pvndlDVCkhUDo4_0CAGXICaVZ1ZTVWj0TJBsJS6G6dP4YkbDKVqXvG8uL0qfPWJFc_eiBCwmaHeqVeBvvz_q0qmW-6ZjCZgkhxbof93LFRmafEUkaDDiIur8P8bUuoD29To9qhaAxVmwjH-9iHzYEi5RCFtcB8_tgjPOotsSyA5zU-miFM-CQTv819A5gYTcdS--ja7TjEWyLO_lNeB4mwnlvZVJ_8MNIuKNFwvjQiIbyVZwOQf-ryle9sZdq58eTDXYUzVTPczWrJFiVYwL9D6AMTtD64DWV_b7OENR8iBKsB76xktonQGXvMLeLa7nJv9j6N8s_pAyF39yEyWhBsktEC9gm892Y5wkICTP-kQMhKhg_xBsJBoyTjT_1X3hC-mjc59Rv1jfjukcohFaqa55f-fZMNBMJWQ_PQF/s1600/Ambulatory-Triptych-Painted-Done-1-Front.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Bugsda on April 21, 2020, 04:52:34 PM
That's insane brilliant Doc  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: Timotl on April 21, 2020, 05:17:53 PM
You deserve a hug for this. :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Gelida Snow World Additions
Post by: uti long smile on April 21, 2020, 05:30:39 PM
Wow... amazing work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: AKULA on April 21, 2020, 06:18:02 PM
Some stunningly good paint jobs .... loved the snow terrain, and as for the Triptych  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 21, 2020, 07:00:57 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 21, 2020, 07:37:05 PM
Pure artistic genius. Much respect.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Bearwoodman on April 21, 2020, 08:16:54 PM
Superbly preposterous! And yet... Very 40k.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: aliensurfer on April 21, 2020, 10:02:09 PM
Stunning.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: syrinx0 on April 22, 2020, 01:13:36 AM
Thanks everyone :)

I've added quite a few WIP shots of one of my more insane builds to my blog (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2020/04/ambulatory-triptych-40k-altarpiece.html). The Ambulatory Triptych:

Truer words have never been spoken.  Wow.  What an artistic masterpiece.  The panel on the left reminds me of a painting but I can't place it.  What references did you use?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 22, 2020, 01:51:02 AM
Thanks everyone :)

The panel on the left reminds me of a painting but I can't place it.  What references did you use?

There's a few paintings merged into this. "Fall of the Rebel Angels" by Brueghel:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_The_Fall_of_the_Rebel_Angels_-_RMFAB_584_%28derivative_work%29.jpg)

The horse skull harpist and background in general is from Bosch, "Temptation of Saint Anthony":

(https://d2jv9003bew7ag.cloudfront.net/uploads/Hieronymous-Bosch-The-Temptation-of-St-Anthony.-Image-via-wikimedia.com-.jpg)

Sitting demon on throne is from Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights":

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Bosch_the_Prince_of_Hell_with_a_cauldron_on_his_head.JPG)

You deserve a hug for this. :-*
Hahaha, that's up there with the best of compliments!

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: syrinx0 on April 22, 2020, 03:36:35 AM
Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" was the painting I was thinking of.  I had not seen the others before.  Excellent choices for your inspiration though all of them are a bit disturbing.   You really embodied the gist of their work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Genghis on April 22, 2020, 05:10:51 PM
Wow!  Just... wow!  That freehand is amazing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Andym on April 24, 2020, 06:02:37 AM
Brill! :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Ockman on April 24, 2020, 06:20:15 AM
What a MASTERPIECE!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Mason on April 24, 2020, 07:19:24 PM
HOLY TRIP!!!
 :o :o :o

++++++Please report to your nearest member of the Ecclesiarchy immediately, as you must be probed for possession at once!+++++

That is stunning work, sir.
 :-* :-* :-*


Not jealous at all.....
 ;D

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Keith on April 24, 2020, 07:26:04 PM
Bloody genius!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Grumbledook on April 24, 2020, 07:26:32 PM
Great piece of micro-painting, I particularly like all of the contextual references you’ve given.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 25, 2020, 05:37:00 PM
Thanks gentlemen. I can't believe I forgot to post that build here.

I recently finished up a Plague Doctor made by Anvil Industry. Apropos for the times :)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_atyHPyBUs0/XqOYEwffMHI/AAAAAAAAB4U/OyujTCnlLvMO0VUbkUiChD0nlkeueNWAACEwYBhgL/s1600/Anvil-Plague-Doctor.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Ambulatory Triptych
Post by: syrinx0 on April 26, 2020, 06:27:42 AM
looks great!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 26, 2020, 11:29:31 PM
I acquired a set of the GW 'Skullz' Adeptus Mechanicus many years ago, up till now I've only painted one. I recently finished up an Enginseer from the set, along with a homonculus companion, plus two other little guys that fit the theme, but aren't GW. Anyone know who made them?

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7IdX36gtMIs/XqYS6LEM2JI/AAAAAAAAB4g/AGO3dJyyxlkJ7uzOE83bBRX50i1k0oLuwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Mechanicus-Skullz-Enginseer.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--JKrqDguiuY/XqYS_zMubmI/AAAAAAAAB4k/nlS8IsJeAgYe8cIKTL7trKKAYfsnr8B5wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Mechanicus-Windows-95.jpg)

I also photographed some 40K objective scenery I had done a couple of weeks ago.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ognmMnmgJtM/XqYTOA8nP8I/AAAAAAAAB4s/7vLLEz3M9FM8CQFVimqoF-_aOP5iTRXvgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Objectives-Genestealer-Cogitator.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: syrinx0 on April 27, 2020, 12:43:26 AM
Those are some really interesting old figures.  Beautiful work as always.  What is the monster in the 40K terrain holding tank? Was that scratch built or a repurposed terrain piece?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 27, 2020, 01:30:04 AM
Thanks syrinx0 :)

What is the monster in the 40K terrain holding tank? Was that scratch built or a repurposed terrain piece?

GW Objectives set. Pretty cool scenery pieces in my humble opinion. The creature in the stasis tank is a genestealer by the looks of it, GW has a few different face/mouth types for them nowadays.

(https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/920x950/99220199065_40kObjectiveMarkers01.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: luidinuovo on April 27, 2020, 03:03:46 AM
Nice work,little guys are old Warzone miniatures, Dark Legion Children of Ilian the Hellcart with slaves.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 27, 2020, 05:08:46 AM
Gorgeous work! This thread continues to deliver!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 27, 2020, 05:19:08 AM
Nice work,little guys are old Warzone miniatures, Dark Legion Children of Ilian the Hellcart with slaves.

Thanks for the ID on those :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Genghis on April 27, 2020, 05:57:07 PM
More lovely work as ever.  I love the Windows 55 screen.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Exiledadmiral on April 28, 2020, 06:36:24 AM
 :o Amazing work on the scenery kit, no wonder the imperium is in a rut of they're still on Windows 95!

Just saw the ambulatory triptych on the previous page as well, absolutely stunning! I'm jealous of your freehand skills.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Blackwolf on April 28, 2020, 07:03:53 AM
Cracking work Dr. Mathias!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 28, 2020, 09:27:38 PM
Painted up for "Inq28th", here's an oldhammer Ordo Malleus. The sculptor had been hitting the Moebius graphic novels I think :)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g9EC-taRjZA/XqiPVMVFH-I/AAAAAAAAB5Q/DJ_OHXOErZU1Pec9ANM5zEFiGLD6A7eogCEwYBhgL/s1600/Inquisitor-Rogue-Trader-Shoulders-Moebius.jpg)

Plus an Inquisitorial acolyte reading the Weighted Companion Cube the Litany of Incineration.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vm3oST5HLJs/XqiQ7HOVRzI/AAAAAAAAB5c/JTwouCjSMw8QVXxg8rhJJcOH12qTIfoDQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Acolyte-Brazier.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Ockius on April 28, 2020, 10:02:20 PM
That acolyte is insanely good. The script in the book - do you an artistic gnat working for you that we should know about?!  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: aliensurfer on April 28, 2020, 11:05:42 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 28, 2020, 11:11:02 PM
That acolyte is insanely good. The script in the book - do you an artistic gnat working for you that we should know about?!  :o

That, my friend, is a decal! I don't often use them in books and such but I wanted to give it a try :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Genghis on April 29, 2020, 05:52:56 PM
Some more very nice work there.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Ockman on April 30, 2020, 11:24:45 AM
Brilliant work, love the computer a page back!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 01, 2020, 05:19:31 PM
A group of Sororitas Celestians. Almost done with my metal Adepta Sororitas army. Just some tanks and a couple random priests left.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NdPY_sLL1iU/XqeEoqq6apI/AAAAAAAAB5A/FBBHeTpaShESR52S6GW2z8yBMyoZgYeWQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Celestians-Sqaud.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: von Lucky on May 03, 2020, 03:51:33 AM
Some absolutely beautiful painting!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Romark on May 03, 2020, 07:59:17 AM
Terrific work on those,especially like the acolyte :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: RAD on May 03, 2020, 09:37:55 AM
Brilliant! Too bad some piccies of your previous posts have disappeared.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Exiledadmiral on May 03, 2020, 12:32:20 PM
 The Sororitas are stunning! Where'd you get the creepy cherub heads for the bases?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Skullz Mechanicus
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 03, 2020, 01:55:17 PM
Brilliant! Too bad some piccies of your previous posts have disappeared.

Thanks :)

That's an issue with Blogger, where I post most of my stuff. Not sure what is going on there, but it's a known issue that has happened to other blogs recently. I just made some attempts to repair the URLs so hopefully they're showing up.

The Sororitas are stunning! Where'd you get the creepy cherub heads for the bases?
The heads are from inexpensive plastic Christmas ornaments I bought at Hobby Lobby many years ago. I made a silicone mold and cast some in plaster.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 05, 2020, 09:36:15 PM
Next 40K 'Adventurers' entry, the Eldar Trader.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AwjlzNGdVZ0/XrHWjB_8BnI/AAAAAAAAB6w/DXrrKTcKBG4uGJPemY7iHzdlwlMDSXQJwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Eldar.jpg)

I've been enjoying painting these as small groups, so along with the Trader I painted up two fan sculpts from the old Collecting Citadel Miniatures Yahoo group, three Rogue Trader era Eldar mercs, and a pet Gyrinx. I'm working on a shuttle for them but am waiting on some parts for it :)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: fluffy05 on May 06, 2020, 12:03:03 AM
Perfect!  I really love your painting (Especially the Bone Singer)

Love seeing all these classic minis again.  I have great memories from playing Rogue Trader.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar
Post by: syrinx0 on May 06, 2020, 01:16:51 AM
Love the color pallet on these. Fantastic blending on the dress!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 06, 2020, 05:41:07 AM
Superb  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: oxiana on May 06, 2020, 06:22:53 AM
These are just gorgeous. What colours!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: has.been on May 06, 2020, 07:15:53 AM
What those guys said, +1.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Ockman on May 06, 2020, 09:13:00 AM
Whoa! Amazing!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Genghis on May 06, 2020, 09:39:34 AM
Another very nice little warband.  I've got the female trader in my lead pile, but I'm not really sure how to put the rest of the warband together.  It's way down on my to do list at the moment though, so future Genghis' problem.  I'm intrigued what you'll be doing with the shuttle.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: aliensurfer on May 06, 2020, 11:44:57 PM
lovely work, where are the female and the bone singer from? I have never seen those models. Thank you in advance - and again, lovely painting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 07, 2020, 12:08:56 AM
Thanks all, appreciate the comments. This was another fun group to paint.

lovely work, where are the female and the bone singer from? I have never seen those models. Thank you in advance - and again, lovely painting.

They are both sculpts that were offered up in the 'Collecting Citadel Miniatures' Yahoo Group several years ago. That group has pretty much gone defunct as the Oldhammer groups grew on Facebook and Yahoo stopped supporting Groups.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Timotl on May 07, 2020, 02:20:31 AM
Love it, love it, LOVE IT! :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Ragnar on May 07, 2020, 08:53:28 AM
So much beautiful madness in this thread.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 07, 2020, 08:41:30 PM
Thanks for the comments all, appreciated. I have the next 40K adventurer, the Pilot, cleaned and ready for primer, as well as another RT era Inquisitor and about twenty other random things including Zoats and Arbites. In the meantime here's another installment of mendicant relic hunters and the plastic Inquisitor Greyfax.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z6HM3Ta-Hd0/XrNNmM_dwUI/AAAAAAAAB8M/3qdHJtNYXzoQIT2kPTxg7ZKHURMIT0QkQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Order-of-the-Ossuary-Homonculi-Stickman.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xBJKds90A1M/XrC_8bFgJBI/AAAAAAAAB6k/8LGvSnIgTbU2p6FJ0vKBc8vjqFnsrqe-wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/GreyFax.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: syrinx0 on May 08, 2020, 02:15:14 AM
Beautiful madness indeed.  Is that a family visit to the Inquisition training school?   lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Ockman on May 08, 2020, 06:03:52 AM
Love the relic hunters!

The inquisitor isn't bad either  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: twrchtrwyth on May 08, 2020, 01:05:42 PM
Wow, just read the entire thread. Amazing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 08, 2020, 09:34:14 PM
Beautiful madness indeed.  Is that a family visit to the Inquisition training school?   lol

Haha, field trips in the grim darkness of the far future!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Mason on May 09, 2020, 11:00:15 AM
Brilliant!
Love the family group shot (creepy little blighters..) and the armour on the Inquisitor is exquisite!
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: majorsmith on May 10, 2020, 09:53:57 AM
Amazing thread!!!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Genghis on May 10, 2020, 08:13:00 PM
Lovely work on the Inquisitor, but I really love the tones on the Relic Hunters.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 14, 2020, 06:58:41 PM
I've been wanting to finish up a squad I've had in progress for a couple years now, the 2nd edition 40K Frateris Militia. Last up to finish off the squad of 20 was some special weapons and a standard bearer. All are conversions, new heads or weapons. The heavy stubbers are way too big but after looking for original Necromunda stubbers it didn't seem worth the time, money, or effort so I went with modern Genestealer stubbers. To lift them the priest must be giving them a little dose of Frenzon ;)

I also added two more VOID militia to the group.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-b-PaenXHXVc/XryUQgcCC6I/AAAAAAAAB9U/u9vBbwoCNPosYCXNSdL9Bm2ShpmvZRmxwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Frateris-Militia-Specials.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NtdoBP1oPmQ/XryVezoGx0I/AAAAAAAAB9k/aUD31_-sbjAbp1GbIlKgbebBg3neHRAEQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Void-Militia.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aYO6_ydLmcU/XryWH0ztKeI/AAAAAAAAB9s/O3UJx2GY9rocAT3yAy-ODTIgf1y0IGkIQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Frateris-Militia-Full-Group.jpg)



Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: syrinx0 on May 14, 2020, 09:26:26 PM
An excellent looking militia.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Ockman on May 15, 2020, 03:55:11 AM
That is really cool!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Genghis on May 15, 2020, 06:46:33 PM
Some more lovely figures there.  I like the cohesive look to the group - I went the other way with my Frateris Militia and had a hodgepodge of colours.  Funnily enough I was thinking of expanding my militia but pondering what figures to use; I was hitherto unaware of those Scotia Grendel militia figures - they're absolutely spot on for the job. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 15, 2020, 07:46:40 PM
Some more lovely figures there.  I like the cohesive look to the group - I went the other way with my Frateris Militia and had a hodgepodge of colours.  Funnily enough I was thinking of expanding my militia but pondering what figures to use; I was hitherto unaware of those Scotia Grendel militia figures - they're absolutely spot on for the job.

Thanks- I wanted these to look like a group of former workers or indentured laypeople, with issued clothing, or Imperial citizens with a limited range of local dyes. Keeping them fairly unified is mainly to keep them separated visually as I have plans for a second militia unit... someday!

The VOID militia are great, I love them all.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 17, 2020, 01:16:54 AM
I recently painted up some "Murder Hornets" (acquired when Akula was selling his Dune Space Opera figures) and some Zoats. One of the Zoats is a modern Knightmare Games figure- fits right in with the Rogue Trader guys which fetch a pretty penny these days. I painted them all fairly quick using mostly Contrast paints with just a little bit of direct painting.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8tx7l5-ujlY/Xr8EXrQwd_I/AAAAAAAAB98/YrehtUqbVv0KErP8y8HjAqSsXZrgtk1VACPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Zoats-1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nqGbrnTkpbo/Xr8FaLftbwI/AAAAAAAAB-U/T8xeJBOm2K0Jt8zRCNgI9RbCBro8FEfTgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Murder-Hornets-Nests-Eldar.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Bugsda on May 17, 2020, 11:29:46 PM
Beautiful paintwork Doc, the Zoats and Hornets especially  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 18, 2020, 01:22:42 AM
Great stuff, thanks for continuing to share. I was unsure about the VOID stuff but you really brought them to life.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Genghis on May 19, 2020, 10:45:49 AM
Some more very nice work.  Noting the different basing colours, do you intend not to mix and match your Zoats/Murder Hornets/Eldar on the gaming table with your urban Imperial citizens?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 19, 2020, 06:48:40 PM
Some more very nice work.  Noting the different basing colours, do you intend not to mix and match your Zoats/Murder Hornets/Eldar on the gaming table with your urban Imperial citizens?

I don't know, my basing is all over the place. I have snow, urban ruins, urban, desert, Necromunda industrial, Spacehulk green, generic outdoors, and some that are half and half. I debated on these a lot and decided on what I thought looked best with them. It's a mess.

Since they get such a small amount of table time it probably doesn't matter much :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Exiledadmiral on May 20, 2020, 09:24:50 AM
Looks great! Those zoats are pretty cool, I've never seen the original figures before, only the new one from Blackstone Fortress.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Mason on May 20, 2020, 10:00:56 AM
Lovely stuff!
 :-*

Damn you for reawakening the urge for a Zoat or two, though!
 >:D ;)

You are spot on with the comment about the newer matching the old, though.
Makes the search a little easier.
 :)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 27, 2020, 10:52:12 PM
May's '40k Adventurers' entry- the pilot and psyker. I also finished their ride, an ornithopter I picked up from Ramshackle games a couple years ago.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qKQTiwASQFk/Xs7XZ5F5UvI/AAAAAAAACAc/Hleh6A677hQJBFL87ffH-Kprng5R-oygQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Pilot-Psyker.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yUbhIia-Nog/Xs7XZ4hJ36I/AAAAAAAACBQ/BPo03L87AosIPaHADA2B4KTm_jigRUGxgCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Ornithopter-Front.jpg)

Some possibly boring details on the wings in my blog (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2020/05/40k-adventurers-pilot-psyker-ornithopter.html).
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Trader
Post by: syrinx0 on May 27, 2020, 11:24:56 PM
What a fantastic scene.  Those  were some very characterful figures.  Excellent understated paint job - clean crisp and realistic.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 28, 2020, 04:08:38 AM
Lovin’ it! Brilliant brushwork as usual. The pilot, in particular his face is great.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Jagannath on May 28, 2020, 06:45:14 AM
Really nice, love how sharp those are. That ornithopter is cool!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Ockman on May 28, 2020, 08:54:24 AM
Excellent execution, friend!

Those two are really cool, but the champ in this picture must be the ornithopter. I love it!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Captain Blood on May 28, 2020, 09:59:24 AM
What a brilliant couple Matt. And the reflected scene in the glass of the chopper is genius  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Mason on May 28, 2020, 09:59:37 AM
Stunning!
 :o

Those faces are so expressive and the windows on that 'Thopter are amazing!
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Genghis on May 28, 2020, 02:36:31 PM
Some more very nice work there, really bringing the old school figures to life. Also a very cool ornithopter.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 11, 2020, 11:20:00 PM
Thanks all!

Next entry for my Inquisition project, another Rogue Trader Ordo Malleus, some acolytes (Warzone 'Mourning Wolf' and an 'Etoile Mortant') and some old Adeptus Arbites.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9FhmOz3OlzY/XuK1fyfItfI/AAAAAAAACDU/83I58I2EMj8LND4vpLrMjtZeXU_LvtWTwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Ordo-Malleus-Acolytes.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s8hYPBG6SAE/XuK1f1f0XlI/AAAAAAAACDk/0tuGGudGqksBlrGZfpSSRfjicV7Y7nbBwCEwYBhgLKs4DAL1Ocqwrl6ADiOurmW6NgCp56u5lT8sVpvgVYk0eSRCPnUGkH-0nvyf4N6qFuBbI4ASCq1aFPVqwL7TLkSdowCw3Y9u0Jd1Wxjx4zHECyF5JnJzriuX44NOdeIuoeAUh2DTtwEYFkwaYWCVMOSp2UBPlVQPd654amrbQ46RvtAq93ljEQKdLB19LOMc5QeFOe1TKDRX1pxq9run_I_Mu2GLXj2SZE2wUCYpECcp09IQHTTMi0ENX69KgNF4jy7NKjY7zYUrKNJN2ZLI9JN0NbnkMY58xnQ9It30wsY5J5xsMGUAsuBDFYdZ-DJLeyRiW0wFbVlmMwG23Syf6UBWMsIOYItDj1F09KcquesoFL2MCJ8tQbJuhYev7PUx4z8PnHdXb4W9hFz1oWQpyu39X2n3JQL8Fg2IAncBmet6m4ck7r855yrdgogdpeKGzod-QElgEJL6eSMbKLfEAj3iQzUxb7tNpOv2uOoiNE8gVwbX5AdZ-zgPfzFsVRIZihpTIuhU-vfMVY7ZHC-xdyC-oHD3rJOb4uF7vj8andmMtq563QNHuUVns-ncnECDdvf--fq3Vyy07jFE0SzVTKCjFU7e33YYj9zvZztTY_WbvMIb1ivcF/s1600/Arbites-Squad-Front.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bYYcj8FJ4eE/XuK1gEbQW1I/AAAAAAAACDo/52Umfs038UgiVqUJRSeeEP5o0Ng1PW2wACEwYBhgLKs4DAL1OcqxpPM_4O_lRcqrv7d26E07Mxigbsg4ae_a2WqpdvBRh2_zvSxfW3djOrqmtiz6_I_cguF5MiMRtmAs0vzVDtyxL0Mp6fliSGsJtSYpmtpEP26_PlzeHcfLcl3FTpCWsQti-Oppa4UNay0XjyJZGMJ0OWDC_WPSdcW6_TXHVdjXb_nQ7odGj0FKpbTCLe8DjZMQ4MhqBbMkB52Z7zbzbEStC3QCOrnglldPqpXgOZwqDP1cOo-u9v1ih-SzpStk6-7c4omQbt-qWknONIXznNeEydjNrtBQtDnyDZ-40KudeuKcs94AM8W8RtiueP646GPwaiH-yOVO-BnFpRVARoprfaR69PcZfWV3jfVBegrgo7_ySFPPUMyasvInf-tTQjyh5Q-C4z_3U5SFe3eVhx9VxolAZfOI65bzBjfOHaF3Ue_XjGMT2TvZanEHSJz-jndR2ZLLIPIxDZntIfV5aLj3yOFzSvhdB_DxnWRbZ-PXpL7QC_UPlUy8PaMVWykObC4eZv7VLbDWCx_hVJjTW_Cr4wXjoPc9bdc3MsYjYKKGnhGos1fJBclTwwFLPriGe-KAzBFCMN1oVl2QZoXnEMOrzX9rRLl6y9VZ2MKj5ivcF/s1600/Ordo-Malleus-Arbites.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Mason on June 11, 2020, 11:54:56 PM
Stunning!
 8) 8)

Never seen those Warzone figures before.
They fit in well.

Great Dredd vibe too.

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Blackwolf on June 12, 2020, 12:04:11 AM
Nice work on the Warzone Imperial, still have a few of those,and Lutherans  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: axiom on June 12, 2020, 05:56:18 AM
I love how natural the arbite with grenade launcher is, yet you make no mention as to how tricky that conversion must have been! These look terrific all round.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Ockman on June 12, 2020, 09:34:06 AM
Lovely work, friend!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: aliensurfer on June 12, 2020, 10:44:36 PM
wow, lovely models, lovely paint job  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: gamer Mac on June 12, 2020, 11:25:42 PM
why did you convert the launcher
the original one was nice
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 12, 2020, 11:36:54 PM
Thanks all :) I feel compelled to go with a Dredd vibe :)

why did you convert the launcher
the original one was nice

You may be thinking of the 2nd generation Adeptus Arbites? These guys only had three variants- leader, bolter, and shotgun.

http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Rogue_Trader_Forces_of_the_Imperium_-_Collectors_Guide

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: gamer Mac on June 12, 2020, 11:57:27 PM
Yes that is  the one I have
93 catalog
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Pilot and Psyker
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 29, 2020, 08:07:29 PM
My Inquisitor for the month of June is "Hector Rex" and retinue from Forge World.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Db1SOx7uMYg/XvpHqmPj36I/AAAAAAAACFI/F0I7YgpUCeYXhTI8HiFbd-QSRFB79HKdACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Hector-Rex-Retinue-1200px.jpg)

Not my favorite model, I actually preferred to paint the acolytes. Next month back to a rogue trader Inquisitor.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Captain Blood on June 29, 2020, 08:37:05 PM
Love the acolytes Matt. They’re brilliant.

I mean the main character is brilliantly painted too, but I’m not really tuned into the current over the top GW design aesthetic to appreciate it. Just looks a bit bonkers to me, but that’s my cross to bear  lol

TBH, the backdrop alone is worth the price of entry. Gorgeous.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 29, 2020, 08:49:05 PM
I mean the main character is brilliantly painted too, but I’m not really tuned into the current over the top GW design aesthetic to appreciate it. Just looks a bit bonkers to me, but that’s my cross to bear  lol

I bear the same cross, there's way too much going on a lot of the time :)
I need to paint some Copplestone for therapy now  lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: syrinx0 on June 30, 2020, 12:45:18 AM
Copplestone will definitely be a change of pace from current GW!

Beautifully painted as always.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Ray Rivers on June 30, 2020, 01:21:32 AM
The whole 40k world IMO is pretty over the top, really. But they have been pumping out minis for what... decades! So there must be something to it.

Another great addition to a thread filled with dazzling eye candy!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Pictors Studio on June 30, 2020, 01:55:55 AM
Super nice paint job!  I didn't even know about the existence of this figure.  I just ordered it after seeing your post as well as the other Inquisitor Forge World has posted there, plus some slavers for Necromunda. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 30, 2020, 02:59:34 AM
Thanks all :)

Super nice paint job!  I didn't even know about the existence of this figure.  I just ordered it after seeing your post as well as the other Inquisitor Forge World has posted there, plus some slavers for Necromunda.

Nice! The Forge World Solomon Lok will be coming up in the queue- I really like that model.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Genghis on June 30, 2020, 04:59:49 PM
Some more nice work there.  I know what you mean about some of the GW figures being a bit too busy (I'm working on a couple of the Blackstone Fortress heroes at the moment - they've got a lot going), the acolytes are very cool - I like the less combaty figures.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: AKULA on June 30, 2020, 05:10:38 PM
Not a fan of the sculpts but really appreciate the paint jobs, and that background is worth a photo all to itself

 8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 30, 2020, 06:54:32 PM
Thanks guys :)

Some more nice work there.  I know what you mean about some of the GW figures being a bit too busy (I'm working on a couple of the Blackstone Fortress heroes at the moment - they've got a lot going), the acolytes are very cool - I like the less combaty figures.

You're not kidding, the Blackstone minis took a lot of time.

Not a fan of the sculpts but really appreciate the paint jobs, and that background is worth a photo all to itself

Thanks :) They are not Forge World's best output :)

Next up: June's Oldhammer 40k 'Adventurers' entry, techs and cyborgs.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l8FtijC0J3U/XvuFk1IKMgI/AAAAAAAACF8/CD61rye4DGwYr_EIoTWaeDm9xzhjtIlIACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Techs-Cyborgs.jpg)

Test-bed Slave, Talisman Scientist, Tech-Priest Zon, Converted Zon, Tech-Priest Schlan, Talisman Cyborg, and the Adventurers range Cyborg.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ng9QNb60flo/XvuHfjG4r4I/AAAAAAAACGk/jE_sDIxrocAwomV9U2UKLqUHX1m4yppOgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Scientists-40k.jpg)

I had an extra Tech-Priest Zon, and I felt the urge to convert him and paint him up like Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has been getting a lot of media exposure lately. The gribbly behind them is a 3D print I bought from Dragon's rest when I was picking up my Blackstone layout. It includes a tealight to produce the weird underglow.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MlbdLqIW9pw/XvuI0Kbu-fI/AAAAAAAACHI/hAZj9ffYWKksaFvv_DoWrc4rTdcmOG5qACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/WD099-Adventurers-Batch1-2-3-4-5-6.jpg)

On track more or less to get these painted by year's end :)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: syrinx0 on June 30, 2020, 07:40:54 PM
More excellent work.  Your Fauci looks good. Obviously a younger Fauci when he still worked in a lab.  I bet he remembers those days fondly.   lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Suber on June 30, 2020, 09:34:12 PM
That's inspired!
About the previous one

Love the acolytes Matt. They’re brilliant.

I mean the main character is brilliantly painted too, but I’m not really tuned into the current over the top GW design aesthetic to appreciate it. Just looks a bit bonkers to me, but that’s my cross to bear  lol

TBH, the backdrop alone is worth the price of entry. Gorgeous.

This says it all, I subscribe each word. Gorgeus work.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Hector Rex
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 28, 2020, 02:17:18 AM
Thanks all, as always I appreciate the comments.

July's entries for my 40K Adventurers project are the 'Female Warriors', 'Gabs' and 'Jayne', and the Imperial Assassin.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-40tPK2Mgdek/Xx99IcqwyXI/AAAAAAAACHo/E73G-PgTGnUmpD95pYL8KzR3Iu70eDU5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40K-Adventurers-Female-Warriors.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_QIkGv-xzcI/Xx99nj7lcDI/AAAAAAAACHw/WvuPq-MzdNsqvNCc7nvm1l1MFOICvQgLQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Assassin.jpg)

Taking suggestions for the next ones to tackle :)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_77mi-hMy40/Xx9-EduUUjI/AAAAAAAACH4/WqoJ2gvNH4M1hgz5p-vo7oDG_eMUP9fZQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/WD099-Adventurers-Batch1-2-3-4-5-6-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Female Warriors & Assassin
Post by: syrinx0 on July 28, 2020, 04:13:03 AM
Nice work Matt.  Those sculpts have a lot of character but you wonder how they fit in their armor...  lol

Perhaps some astropaths next?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Female Warriors & Assassin
Post by: majorsmith on July 28, 2020, 05:30:25 AM
Very nice! Love the lady marines! Hey paint the ventolin pirate next!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Female Warriors & Assassin
Post by: axiom on July 28, 2020, 06:33:08 AM
That trio look great, the assassin particularly. The predominantly black colour scheme on all 3 works nicely.

Personally, I'm looking forward to your take on the navigator :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Female Warriors & Assassin
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 28, 2020, 06:35:29 AM
Cracking work  8)

The squat engineer was always a favourite figure of mine so perhaps that one next?

Pretty please  :D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Female Warriors & Assassin
Post by: gamer Mac on July 28, 2020, 09:16:53 AM
Lovely work on these :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Can I ask where you got all these models
paint any of the squats would be good
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Female Warriors & Assassin
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 28, 2020, 04:54:16 PM
Hehehe, thanks for the suggestions all, I'll have to roll a die now  lol

Can I ask where you got all these models

Some, like the Ventolin, I have had in my collection for over twenty years! I decided to make a concerted effort to collect the entire range about ten years ago, and managed to get the last ones around then. Space Amazon was the hardest to find and the most pricey, I think the last one I picked up was the ex-tech or hero though, which weren't that uncommon at that point. I had about one third of the set painted back in the olden days but sold them off  :'(

Those sculpts have a lot of character but you wonder how they fit in their armor...  lol

Indeed!

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Female Warriors & Assassin
Post by: Dr Mathias on September 29, 2020, 01:53:10 AM
I've had almost no time to paint my own miniatures for the last several weeks... who would have thought that COVID-19 would have made my life as a public school teacher more difficult?  lol

As a result I'm a month behind on my Inquisitor project... finally managed to get GW's latest inquisitor done- Lord Kyria Draxus.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yNQPOimL3qw/X3KBVTMcLwI/AAAAAAAACJ0/HDglj5Gsxcs78v8xjNFSlZOXWsGh1V96QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Inquisitor-Draxus.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Draxus
Post by: syrinx0 on September 29, 2020, 03:08:58 AM
Very nice. Beautifully painted overall but I love the color transitions on the "dragon"!

My wife has been teaching and doing therapy remotely with a huge list of applications she never used before and zero training.  Her admin & tech from work have gotten most of the issues ironed out but their focus is the kids, parents and core teachers.  As her dedicated IT resource I have to say I am impressed by how adept she has become with the technology. As you have noted, it actually takes longer to do your work remotely than in person which is the opposite of what most people think. Especially when the rules keep changing.  Ah well, interesting times and all that...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Draxus
Post by: Ray Rivers on September 29, 2020, 11:37:31 AM
She looks fantastic!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Draxus
Post by: Muzfish4 on September 29, 2020, 12:01:49 PM
She looks fantastic!  :-*

Indeed she does - magnificent brushwork.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: Dr Mathias on October 18, 2020, 06:48:12 PM
Thanks for the comments all :)

I'm about two months behind on my 40K Adventurers project, but still chipping away. Since two people voted Squats last time I asked... up for perusal is the Squat Miner and Engineer from the Adventurers range, along with a couple mole mortars they use for surveying, a ratling security guard ('Shorty', from the Mercenaries range) and a Squat crewman.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GLZ5Sq6vv1k/X4yNAFhY2HI/AAAAAAAACKE/q8S9c_MUI0AM_AAAjxCCccZ2-SkUyrKTQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/40k-Adventurers-Squats.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: OSHIROmodels on October 18, 2020, 07:15:29 PM
Cracking  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: aliensurfer on October 18, 2020, 10:01:58 PM
Superb  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: gamer Mac on October 18, 2020, 10:05:35 PM
really like the yellow :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
very industrial
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: syrinx0 on October 20, 2020, 02:44:36 AM
Those figures have a lot of character.  Excellent paint job and weathering.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: hubbabubba on October 21, 2020, 08:26:14 AM
Great stuff, I like your colour choices, they always seem to work very well.

Keep them coming.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: Inso on October 22, 2020, 11:05:01 AM
It's always nice to see some Squats turn up... especially when they are as nicely painted as these ones :) . Great work :) .
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: Dr Mathias on October 28, 2020, 02:18:27 AM
Thanks all! Still working on the 40K Adventurers and Inquisition project. I got a bit behind but hope to catch up and finish off the range by Jan. 1.

The latest entry on my back-and-forth Inquisition project (painting the oldest, then the most recent, working toward the center) is a Rogue Trader era generic Inquisitor. He came in a pack of three. I was not a huge fan of this guy back in the olden days, but he grew on me as I was painting him.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9zqDnlNLMPY/X5jSV3bwJII/AAAAAAAACLk/CGmiF4epGY0-PGgIyc_FAnGubTRpo_xdQCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/Inquisitor-Rogue-Trader-Oct-2020.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: Keith on October 28, 2020, 08:03:01 AM
Some amazing updates here recently but that Inquisitor is just brilliant.
I always liked the slightly awkward 'busy' look of this figure.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: syrinx0 on October 29, 2020, 02:08:55 AM
Very nice.  I like the old Inquisitor's normal human size.  Not like it is now...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: Dr Mathias on October 30, 2020, 01:02:32 AM
True, Inquisitors have gotten pretty bulky and tall :)

Every year, the community painting project 'Orctober' (Orktober for we 40k players :) ) passes me by. This year I decided to make sure I sneaked one in, and since I no longer have any unpainted vintage orks I went with an oldhammer inspired Ork Renegade from Knightmare Miniatures.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_6oJn5qXMqs/X5tlpS8mLYI/AAAAAAAACLw/MstmDhpyFS85AczuWrjHlnHm7thVQwZJQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Orktober-2020.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: syrinx0 on October 30, 2020, 03:48:23 AM
An excellent Orktober addition.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers Squats
Post by: Dr Mathias on October 31, 2020, 06:50:47 PM
Having got behind on my 40K Adventurers project, I made up for it a bit this month and knocked out four more of the range.

The first group is the three most down-and-out of the set- the Hive Worlder, Hero, and Ex-Tech. All look like they have been through the ringer. I imagine them as stranded spacefarers or perhaps crew that resisted a mutiny and were marooned. I also painted the 'Bandit' from the Adventurer's range. Followers of the project have probably noticed that the Talisman Timescape range usually has a very close match to a figure from the Adventurers range. To me anyway, the Bandit bears a resemblance to the Archaeologist, so I painted him up at the same time.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s_MoMy_wIQI/X52vUkJe71I/AAAAAAAACL8/ziHBEX33Arwanj9qRytnjjwIh3-4EVNDgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/40k-Adventurers-Ex-Techs.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mQjNHzbP2dQ/X52wc-a_NBI/AAAAAAAACMI/URU3xG14Ttkszcmfn8esX-qW-5Wl1qDDQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/40k-Adventurers-Archaeologist.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-k5j-aRPelHI/X52wuXbnVyI/AAAAAAAACMM/tHnzWavHYuYsjRPCVBes_9CkfuU6Sbm9QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/WD099-Adventurers-Batch1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Ex-Techs
Post by: Viruz on November 01, 2020, 09:39:42 AM
I love these old school figures. :-*
Thanks for showing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Ex-Techs
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 02, 2020, 11:32:42 PM
The latest Inquisitor, Solomon Lok and retinue from Forge World. I used a decal on the servo-skull.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X-Slxp5XIdk/X6CVgS0MrVI/AAAAAAAACMo/h7oLuvjXRxIXDDKKpW51-DxTPdhEPF4kgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Solomon-Lok.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-efLdnwRoJ3c/X6CVgexOq2I/AAAAAAAACMk/gvu52lFrNcMwFs0fXpm7NvbcByHTzDWFwCLcBGAsYHQ/s800/Servo-Skull-3.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Solomon Lok
Post by: syrinx0 on November 03, 2020, 05:13:38 AM
Very nice.  Nice trim on the cowl.  The decal on the servo skull looks great.  Where did you get that?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Solomon Lok
Post by: Mason on November 03, 2020, 12:00:20 PM
Lovely additions!
 :-*

Great to see those Adventurers getting such great paint jobs, especially as you are almost ready to unveil a complete set!
 8) :D

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Solomon Lok
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 04, 2020, 06:47:25 PM
Lovely painting.

As we slide into almost lockdown, the flying toilet roll dispenser is very timely.

^__^
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Solomon Lok
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 05, 2020, 12:39:15 AM
Thanks all!

Very nice.  Nice trim on the cowl.  The decal on the servo skull looks great.  Where did you get that?

The decal came from this Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forgottenchapters/forgotten-chapters-purity-seals-and-parchment-transfers/description

As we slide into almost lockdown, the flying toilet roll dispenser is very timely.
^__^

I have to admit I never thought that, and cannot unsee it now...  lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Solomon Lok
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 07, 2020, 03:03:26 AM
I've had these miniatures sitting half-finished on the desk for at least three months. "Iona Starkiller" from Hasslefree Miniatures, and two "Fishman" Warriors from Knightmare Miniatures. The first is obviously an Eldar psyker and the fishmen are modern versions of the fairly rare (if not rare, at least pricey) 1987 40k Piscean Warrior.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m-Exk_XoZOo/X6YM4_6U5MI/AAAAAAAACM8/7Hd2mA1c040QC7cR6bM5ElEyvfwhgnXOwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Starkiller-Pisceans.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar and Pisceans
Post by: beefcake on November 07, 2020, 06:05:17 AM
Very nice. I love the fish scales. Are the dots painted on freehand or was there sculpted detail there?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar and Pisceans
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 07, 2020, 02:24:52 PM
Very nice. I love the fish scales. Are the dots painted on freehand or was there sculpted detail there?

Thanks! There is some cross-hatched scaly texture sculpted on, mostly on the tail region. The dots are hand painted though. I also used a metaillic/iridescent under layer which also contributes to the effect I think.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar and Pisceans
Post by: aliensurfer on November 11, 2020, 01:24:11 PM
Really nice painting.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar and Pisceans
Post by: Warboss Nick on November 11, 2020, 03:49:45 PM
Lovely work on those  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar and Pisceans
Post by: Captain Blood on November 11, 2020, 04:40:33 PM
Those are beautifully done, Matt  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar and Pisceans
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 14, 2020, 02:20:00 PM
Thanks all :)

I added a few more crew and some robots to the Squat contingent. I had acquired a couple of crew in a trade but didn't get them in time to prime them along with the previous set.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-570je3u3kwU/X6yXyJxvDdI/AAAAAAAACNU/eR2HFmUYWMYtvOLm6YQCJnyaaDoJm86WgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Squats-Bots-1-1200.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8AXgn0XAJ7g/X6yXxo2p-2I/AAAAAAAACNQ/-PDKd0dm2v8C6Zx1O2a84esGOmnUkEQWACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Squats-Bots-1200.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - More Squats
Post by: syrinx0 on November 15, 2020, 09:25:08 PM
Great looking additions.  Colorful but nicely weathered.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 18, 2020, 02:47:55 AM
Great looking additions.  Colorful but nicely weathered.

Thanks :)

Progressing along on the Rogue Trader 40K Adventurers. Next up: the Navigator.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vv-AB-IlFug/X7NJ0nN9cXI/AAAAAAAACPg/tljX4t5u4oMPWboiFm48FT4IH1Hf7ByRACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Navigator-1600.jpg)

I decided to paint up all my other Navigator types (from GW and 3rd parties) at the same time. I had already completed one, 'Espern Locarno' from the Blackstone Fortress set.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-glqG7UJ3yac/X7NIyLosr6I/AAAAAAAACPU/gaIatp7XgToOEGwM3LFqn181ufcI-WOqwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Navigators-GW-Group-1600.jpg)

40K Adventurer (1988), Forge World Horus Heresy Navigator (2014), and Espern Locarno (2018).

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kr_0X1USccg/X7NL6B195dI/AAAAAAAACPw/ON3kHuIvukIDWHieqAEweArYs7c7QANXACLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Navigator-Trolls-Under-1000.jpg)

Navigator from Trolls Under the Bridge.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mdKnNeVo4_4/X7NMZtw3a5I/AAAAAAAACP4/cBBsUiXS_DsOLyW67PFpe4zmYy_079W5QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Navigators-Astropolis-1000.jpg)

Lead Adventure Astropolis miniatures. Seemed like weirdo navigator types to me!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ2DnMWCeDg/X7NNllNzMgI/AAAAAAAACQI/ppOmoqG3XtsQiqGxp9pVjNPoVbzfDKoJQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Navigators-Full-Group-1000.jpg)

Group shot of the Navigator entourage. I imagine them to be from several different Navis Nobilitie households.

Any suggestions for the next Adventurer?

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2gUwr4id6o/X7NPSwU8MLI/AAAAAAAACQY/V1geHgQbk3kIo4YdYbqVnU8sfMcJFqZvQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/WD099-Adventurers-Batch1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.jpg)



Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: syrinx0 on November 18, 2020, 02:52:47 AM
Scum and Pirate.   Absolutely insanely good painting on the eyes of the Navigator.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 18, 2020, 03:23:10 AM
Scum and Pirate.   Absolutely insanely good painting on the eyes of the Navigator.

Suggestion noted ;)

I wanted the eyes to look unsettling and inviting at the same time, he's a creepy fellow!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 18, 2020, 06:59:00 AM
very nice painted navigators.  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Muzfish4 on November 18, 2020, 07:30:58 AM
Super duper double plus good!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Mason on November 18, 2020, 08:28:04 AM
Amazing paintwork on all of those beady little fellas!
Especially on that 88 Navigators trousers as I know just how skinny those legs are!
Envious?
Yep!
 :-* :-*



Oh, and seconding the suggestion of the Scum.
Such an iconic 40K classic figure.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Ray Rivers on November 18, 2020, 12:26:49 PM
Those are wonderful!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: gamer Mac on November 18, 2020, 01:58:28 PM
Those eyes are amazing :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: blacksoilbill on November 18, 2020, 02:28:55 PM
What a collection of navigators! Love the paint scheme on the old GW one. As for what to paint next: scum in fishnets!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Captain Blood on November 18, 2020, 04:33:10 PM
Sumptuous  :-*
Well done, Matt. This is shaping into quite a collection  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: majorsmith on November 18, 2020, 05:57:28 PM
Excellent, I love those lead adventure figures, never seen them before
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Spacecraft
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 26, 2020, 05:34:35 PM
Thanks all :)

What a collection of navigators! Love the paint scheme on the old GW one. As for what to paint next: scum in fishnets!

No fishnets I'm afraid but I hope what I came up with shows I'm no slouch ;)

I've been working on this next build for quite some time. I first conceived using an Imaginext toy I commandeered from my child for a spacecraft several years ago. I originally intended to use it as a Retro-Raygun Valkeeri craft, but I changed my mind several months ago when working on my Rogue Trader Eldar. Acquiring a 3D printer had also opened up some possibilities and jumpstarted the process.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j3S5REKLWF0/X7_iJkESH9I/AAAAAAAACSA/gaPg_zPUXTwUT65HF3-E93pnTnoeBSjXACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Eldar-Flyer-6.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jiFZAWQTc2c/X7_hQzI_fbI/AAAAAAAACRY/wqe0MqivxwoqGtyGcjh32ruRmBroNAfpgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1672/Eldar-Flyer-2.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WOB3iY-93Jc/X7_hoKxdrmI/AAAAAAAACR0/4Zye649lWccYLE25AMAJzhi-LI1NABS2wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Eldar-Flyer-3.jpg)

A few Eldar vehicle bits and some weapons, along with copious amounts of milliput and sanding produced this Eldar flyer for my small corsair group.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bSBKt9nHrmQ/X7_iJAijipI/AAAAAAAACR8/mRgXGoccl-UEzmT0sa_bTYlDfO2HyP49wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Eldar-Flyer-5.jpg)

Next up, an Inquisitor and then the latest 40K Adventurers :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: gamer Mac on November 26, 2020, 05:49:24 PM
WOW :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: syrinx0 on November 26, 2020, 06:02:24 PM
That is brilliant.  Fantastic re-purposing of an old toy.   It looks so cool your kids might want it back...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on November 26, 2020, 07:09:14 PM
Brilliant work on the ship, the minis and the background. You have a great artistic vision.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Lost Egg on November 26, 2020, 07:24:09 PM
That's cool...at first I thought it was an old Armourcast mini.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Elk101 on November 26, 2020, 08:58:46 PM
What an absolutely fantastic thread, full of fantastic classic miniatures and new sculpts, all with amazing paintjobs. It's a pleasure to read.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Gunner Dunbar on November 26, 2020, 09:16:13 PM
Stunning project mate, really inspirational, I do 40k in 15mm, I’ve amassed a fairly large blood angel collection, which I’m getting ready to paint, Nids next, but I also have a 15mm Inqusitor force, you’ve inspired me to re visit them.
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-htcvrBmKjAg/U8xdX5VONiI/AAAAAAAAI-4/g9v0p_CJXSc/s1600/IMGP1165.JPG)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SYQojTOyaYw/U8xdWKqh_6I/AAAAAAAAI-Y/ZNSAR7zwtxI/s1600/IMGP1162.JPG)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rNO2075-8fo/U8xdU3u0csI/AAAAAAAAI-I/GfLXwnylCWU/s1600/IMGP1160.JPG)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NL2Bsu8-M9w/U8xdSXy1R8I/AAAAAAAAI9w/jYdlbAR-M8E/s1600/IMGP1157.JPG)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 26, 2020, 10:22:03 PM
Thanks all, appreciated :)
This was a fun build.

Stunning project mate, really inspirational, I do 40k in 15mm, I’ve amassed a fairly large blood angel collection, which I’m getting ready to paint, Nids next, but I also have a 15mm Inqusitor force, you’ve inspired me to re visit them.

I wasn't aware there was that sort of stuff out there in 15mm. Pretty cool!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: Gunner Dunbar on November 26, 2020, 10:59:57 PM
It’s all conversions of 15mm sci-fi figures.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Navigators
Post by: OSHIROmodels on November 26, 2020, 11:30:27 PM
That’s a fantastic build  8)

Screams Rogue Trader  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Spacecraft
Post by: 3 fingers on November 27, 2020, 09:18:10 PM
What he said, really captures the spirit of the rogue trader era of 40K 👍
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eldar Spacecraft
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 28, 2020, 12:36:36 PM
That Eldar ship is brilliant.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 29, 2020, 12:25:47 AM
Thanks everyone, appreciate the comments and feedback.

Up next is my November Inquisitor, a guy from the Rogue Trader era.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f__5nUAVldI/X8JiKFrJKKI/AAAAAAAACSQ/jTCO9XVaLckI9Wtr9s6OYiloBNsalUQcgCLcBGAsYHQ/s800/Inquisitor-Purge-Close-800.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - RT Inquisitor
Post by: syrinx0 on November 29, 2020, 02:40:30 AM
Very nice.  Love the banner!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - RT Inquisitor
Post by: has.been on November 29, 2020, 11:31:19 AM
Love his left hand.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - RT Inquisitor
Post by: Gunner Dunbar on November 29, 2020, 12:50:43 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - RT Inquisitor
Post by: Mason on November 30, 2020, 04:37:00 PM
Brilliant!
He looks just the sort of zealous maniac so beloved of some in the Ordos!
That banner is wonderful too.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Scum - Colony 87
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 03, 2020, 01:11:03 AM
Introducing Imperial Governor Aegidius Ophatran and entourage.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r9iuA_zoNvs/X8gyArJY0fI/AAAAAAAACT8/cbrk0XTwncUbm_UilxiTV3fJ1dILnPXUwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Imperial-Governors-Family-1000.jpg)

Having been prompted to paint the 'Scum' (Space Eunuch to me!) as my next 40K Adventurer, I needed to figure out who he was guarding. I decided on the excellent Colony 87 Governor and his wife (now available from Crooked Dice), a damsel from White Knight, and I added a female warrior from the Cobalt-1 range. I think that the Eunuch and warrior woman are both sculpted by Naismith- can anyone confirm?

I also did a few more officials. One, the actual 'Official' from the 40K Adventurers range, plus some other very cool Colony 87 miniatures. This is my second time painting the set of Colony 87. Tedious to do them again, but damn they are a great range.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XEPcPnAt1ac/X8g2QtGwbPI/AAAAAAAACUk/5ZPOO5C34lQO2p752QIYV3OZBCMrpqHegCLcBGAsYHQ/s800/Governor-Officials-Colony-87-800.jpg)

The official reminded me of this guy:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w1Ovb62qCWw/X8g3hmagqsI/AAAAAAAACU4/A0LfR3czkZoHFCescsj9w5gYroPwUdhCQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/Burke-Paul-Reiser.jpg)

Lastly, the Scout:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RdSqdH5TUJ0/X8g3wsNr3VI/AAAAAAAACU8/rcXBK2igdkkZD96v4MMQvtKnpWf7Xhd7QCLcBGAsYHQ/s800/40k-Adventurers-Scout-800.jpg)

Gettin' close!!!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1ZdY_vsADSs/X8g34vbowJI/AAAAAAAACVE/uIS0Ju2SXsQDa0xnkUtDNG2onExI250bgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/WD099-Adventurers-Batch1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 03, 2020, 06:11:24 AM
Great work! I love those Crooked Dice sculpts. And yeah, good call on Burke!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: Mason on December 03, 2020, 08:38:53 AM
Top drawer as usual, but you raise the bar yet again with the checkerwork patterns on the Official.
 :-* :-*

 The use of the bust in the background is inspired too.
 8)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: Captain Blood on December 03, 2020, 11:01:16 AM
Sumptuous work on the Governor  :-*
But all great, of course :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: JollyBob on December 03, 2020, 11:28:01 AM
Outstanding work!

The tattoos on the bodyguards are unbelievable!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: blacksoilbill on December 03, 2020, 11:37:38 AM
The governor and his entourage!  :-* :-* :-* Characterful sculpts, but your painting really pushes them to the next level.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: Keith on December 03, 2020, 12:36:00 PM
Jeepers - so good  :-*
What a thread!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: uti long smile on December 03, 2020, 07:31:04 PM
Superb! But I am biased ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: Earther on December 03, 2020, 10:50:41 PM
Exceptional thread and a superbly imaginative collection!  :-* Gorgeous work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: syrinx0 on December 04, 2020, 04:10:34 AM
Fantastic additions to the Imperial family and auxiliary officials.  Love the Burke inspired palette for the official.  No doubt he will be one of the first to die horribly every encounter...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 04, 2020, 04:12:30 AM
Thanks all!

Love the Burke inspired palette for the official.  No doubt he will be one of the first to die horribly every encounter...

What makes you think that? It's not like he would smuggle a bunch of eggs he found in a Space Hulk or anything ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers and Colony 87
Post by: Genghis on December 08, 2020, 09:27:59 PM
Some more lovely figures, with painting that good you can totally justify the second copies of the Colony 87 figures.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 20, 2020, 04:01:31 PM
My penultimate entry in the year-long '40K Adventurers' project- the Ventolin Pirate (actually a boarding party of them ;))

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pMiIk_uR6pY/X99vGBgJA_I/AAAAAAAACXw/eMlMkKwYl34UiLTVaqedZ1rPjUQ6kJaogCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Ventolins-Group-2.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JcmTJ3eAUeY/X99sD_fOn6I/AAAAAAAACWw/3P0ILVr8YyINS4P1A3_lQ0tB_FnV2oqcgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/40k-Adventurers-Ventolins-WIP.jpg)

I also 3D printed a boarding torpedo by Dragon's Rest.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AzZTbXLTg7o/X991C1XwQrI/AAAAAAAACYs/KLAIc3OqWpQtP6FCruJ9s7qzR5ah0BOkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/40k-Adventurers-Ventolins-Boarding-Torpedo-2.jpg)

I have about a dozen pics on the blog:
https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2020/12/40k-adventurers-ventolin-pirates.html
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: clanmac on December 20, 2020, 04:22:00 PM
Wonderful stuff
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 20, 2020, 04:27:07 PM
Very cool, that boarding craft is brill  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: uti long smile on December 20, 2020, 05:01:41 PM
Superb! Agree that the landing craft is just fab!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: Diablo Jon on December 20, 2020, 06:33:25 PM
This thread is ace, so much coolness in one place, love the pirate boarding party.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 20, 2020, 06:50:07 PM
Yeah that boarding craft is top notch!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: Mason on December 20, 2020, 07:55:54 PM
Stunning additions, taking the Ventolins to full throttle!
 :o :o

The conversions all work so well and the Servitors and boarding craft take them to another level.
 :-* :-*


Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: majorsmith on December 20, 2020, 08:45:40 PM
Just amazing! Love those conversions, and that craft is flipping awesome
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: aliensurfer on December 20, 2020, 11:16:59 PM
Splendid.  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 21, 2020, 12:20:05 AM
Thanks everybody, much appreciated.

I'm almost through the Astropaths now- the last of the 'Adventurers'. Then a scenic piece finale' to show them with. Hope to get the lot photographed prior to the New Year.

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40k Adventurers Ventolin Pirate
Post by: Genghis on December 21, 2020, 10:09:55 AM
As ever, some more very lovely work.  I particularly like the idea of boarding shield servitors and may well steal that idea - I've got one of those servitors knocking around without any particular use, so some photos have been duly saved in my inspiration folder.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Gretch
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 24, 2020, 12:04:35 AM
Excerpt from Esoteric Pilgrimage Destinations of the Gothic Sector, Volume 7, by Adept Matthias Laetorius.

"One of the more charming traditions enjoyed by citizens of Ophatran Secundus is associated with Saint Christophorus. On the eve of his feast day, sacred relics of Christophorus are taken from their shrines and given over to a masked actor known as the "Gretch". The honor of portraying the Gretch in each neighborhood is given to a discharged war hero of the Imperial Guard, and they are afforded special indulgences for taking on the role."

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AXfQSDqVAeE/X-PaNjzFdDI/AAAAAAAACZI/mAEJ-GcVJ6ooBQ6WncfCjSPimJGqfwsXQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Gretch-1.jpg)

"As the sun sets, members of the Ministrorum provide the children of the neighborhood fruits, and they set out to find the 'Gretch who stole Christophorus'. They roam their district hunting for the hidden cache, and upon finding the Gretch, drive it away from the relics in a ferocious mock battle. It is interesting to see the citizenry being taught proper reviling of xenoforms through a whimsical allegory. The children are awarded special confections and printed tracts detailing the lives of Imperial Saints for their enthusiasm in recovering the relics."

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IDKbMyH8__0/X-PaZkfhPMI/AAAAAAAACZQ/38Yk-sbayPICV0vfLaFchXfVUzXqh-2RQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Gretch-3.jpg)

"Although some claim that the Gretch tradition hails from ancient Terra, I have found through rigorous research that many millennia ago Ophatran Secundus was on the periphery of a large Orkish invasion, and it is my belief that the Gretch lives on as a cultural memory from that trying time. Most citizens politely refuse to dig too deep into the tradition... otherwise they would need to confront the uncomfortable fact that if all the relics of Saint Christophorus were assembled, they would provide enough bones to represent two Astra Militarum regiments."
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Gretch
Post by: syrinx0 on December 24, 2020, 07:40:24 PM
What a magnificent retelling of a sacred Saint of the Imperium. The impressive scene is most enlightening.  Why that gretch costume is itself a masterpiece!  But do not worry about the faithful's understanding of the mysteries of Saint Christophorus.  The inquisition will assist those unfortunates that do not properly take the printed tracts to heart.

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Gretch
Post by: Mason on December 24, 2020, 08:40:58 PM
 lol lol lol

A great bit of fluff to go with that wonderful paintjob.
 8) 8)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Gretch
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 28, 2020, 03:05:38 PM
This months Inquisitor is Gideon Lorr. I also managed to squeeze in another Rogue Trader era Inquisitor in oddball armor (the guy in white). That finishes out the Rogue Trader era 3-pack.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YSi4QLD1sUs/X-nu_0S3gEI/AAAAAAAACZk/7_RtQM8ofTA6PzuxRZdr-IAxqdLGX1RqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1930/Gideon-Lorr.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-axXGKDy15LA/X-nvmMFT11I/AAAAAAAACZ8/WKMEyvNGQr8eEiGsLqKv-teOeRl43B9NQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Inquisitors-Rogue-Trader-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Gretch
Post by: Genghis on December 29, 2020, 08:26:25 AM
As ever, more thoroughly splendid brushwork there.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 30, 2020, 09:44:27 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Here's my final installment in my year-long quest to paint the 40k Adventurers- Astropaths. I wanted to go all-out for this last group, and painted six more to go with two I already had.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dFrC4BXS6TM/X-zT8pgZPtI/AAAAAAAACck/h_rFTW5izhQ8UjnaimW6X97vSnBYe7DhQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Astropaths-Full-Choir-1200px.jpg)

I also 3D printed an orrery and modified a bit to "40k" it.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iLfXvQ5dq_o/X-zWx8sCBEI/AAAAAAAACdA/SOPU7qfHTB4_VLmEv6hpj-6NnHi0UQ2lQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Orrery-Scene-Large-1000px.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CyXG9EnJMdM/X-zYDwF_nOI/AAAAAAAACdY/ijhW_n4dPioL1E1ulKrXDf7QKAylwVRgACLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Orrery-Ground-View-1000px.jpg)

I'm hoping to set up the entire Adventurers set for a group photo soon.

More details and photos on the blog.
https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2020/12/40k-adventurers-astropaths-astropath.html
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: beefcake on December 30, 2020, 09:48:46 PM
Awesome. Good to see everything rotates around Holy Terra.  lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: Dr Mathias on December 30, 2020, 11:58:00 PM
Awesome. Good to see everything rotates around Holy Terra.  lol

Anything else would be heresy :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: syrinx0 on December 31, 2020, 05:13:56 AM
A wonderful group shot.  Fantastic scenery.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: uti long smile on December 31, 2020, 10:18:16 AM
Superb! Always loved that Talisman Astropath.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: Captain Blood on December 31, 2020, 10:45:20 AM
Those are gorgeous Matt  :-*
They have a very ‘Dune’ vibe.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 01, 2021, 02:24:30 AM
Those are gorgeous Matt  :-*
They have a very ‘Dune’ vibe.

Thanks! Agreed on the Dune thing, I tend to have Dune in mind when I work on old 40K stuff. The Adventurers project was heavily inspired by the "Jodorosky's Dune" documentary.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 02, 2021, 02:12:52 AM
Well, 2020 is down the tubes... I did however manage to finish out the Adventurers range as planned.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bs056NmbBlA/X-53D7yfBYI/AAAAAAAACjU/aNpHcJHC0scyDvZsNJAT3GZA4png_z7kQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1766/DrMathias-40k-Adventurers-Set.jpg)

Thanks again for all the feedback and comments on these over the year. It was a fun project. I'm having a hard time coming up with something to match for 2021. 40K wise I'm continuing the Inquisition and acolytes for sure- but I have so many other lingering ideas and stuff collected. Rogue Trader Hive Gang, Imperial Navy, Skullz Mechanicus... the list goes on and on.

I think I will try to finish out the Foundry Darkest Africa range (in another thread of course ;) )- I only have about twelve packs left for that :)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: darthfozzywig on January 02, 2021, 04:28:46 AM
Great work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: hubbabubba on January 02, 2021, 10:34:21 PM
A job well done, congratulations.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: syrinx0 on January 04, 2021, 04:21:41 PM
What a project.  Merely collecting them was impressive but the painting definitely took it to another level.  Looking forward to what you paint in 2021.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: Jack Hooligan on January 04, 2021, 04:30:31 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bs056NmbBlA/X-53D7yfBYI/AAAAAAAACjU/aNpHcJHC0scyDvZsNJAT3GZA4png_z7kQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1766/DrMathias-40k-Adventurers-Set.jpg)


Incredible.
This may be one of the most inspirational things I've seen in awhile. Can you share how you staged this shot?

Well done!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 04, 2021, 07:35:06 PM
Well done.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Mammoth miniatures on January 04, 2021, 08:14:03 PM
Beautiful work :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Bearwoodman on January 04, 2021, 08:47:39 PM
A really interesting project to follow that has resulted in a truely impressive collection of beautiful miniatures!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Dentatus on January 05, 2021, 01:23:43 AM
That's... epic.
Well done all around. Thanks for sharing this.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Astropaths
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 06, 2021, 12:16:05 AM
Thanks all :)

I'm having trouble deciding what to do in 2021 :)

This may be one of the most inspirational things I've seen in awhile. Can you share how you staged this shot?

Pretty easy! I hotglued seven tiers of styrofoam togther into steps and then laid a piece of fabric over the whole thing :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 06, 2021, 12:50:18 AM
Most excellent  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Timotl on January 06, 2021, 02:38:06 AM
Should I send my shipping address? Just send them regular mail, I can wait. lol

Absolutely gorgeous. Love them all! :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Inso on January 06, 2021, 10:24:52 AM
That's a thing of beauty :) . Wonderfully painted and presented :) . Excellent work.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Daeothar on January 06, 2021, 11:00:50 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! The recreation of the RT era catalogue page really sets the whole project in the correct light. Perhaps a side by side with the original page (with the goofy names) would be fun to see? It would certainly set off your paint jobs!

And as for topping this; how about recreating another RT catalogue page? There's still some stuff to do before you have to resort to doing Space Marines after all. If I recall correctly, there were at least two pages of adventurers? And there's the dedicated Imperial Army pages, and maybe the Eldar pages might be fun too...

At any rate; your pictures are what always sets these wonderful paint jobs off. You sir, certainly know how to set a scene. I absolutely love the one with the Imperial nobles gathering in hushed silence and awe around the massive orrery. You can almost smell the unwashed bodies and incense there...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: has.been on January 06, 2021, 11:22:59 AM
Plus one to all the praise.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Dr Mathias on January 07, 2021, 02:48:51 AM
Thanks all :)

And as for topping this; how about recreating another RT catalogue page? There's still some stuff to do before you have to resort to doing Space Marines after all. If I recall correctly, there were at least two pages of adventurers? And there's the dedicated Imperial Army pages, and maybe the Eldar pages might be fun too...

I have the "Imperial Agents" (it might be 'Agents of the Imperium') on the slate. They never had a color advert- I could do that ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Genghis on January 07, 2021, 08:37:06 PM
Wow!  Individually throughout the year those have been great, but that group shot is amazingly cool.
Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: von Lucky on April 16, 2021, 11:57:53 PM
Well done Dr Mathias - such beautiful painting and photography!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Blackwolf on April 17, 2021, 12:06:05 AM
That is brilliant  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 18, 2021, 11:52:57 PM
Thanks all, appreciated :)

I have a few more things to add, been behind updating this thread.

Modified holiday decoration church and a pilgrim.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Cj5rHtF3nE/X_PD_AbU9II/AAAAAAAACkY/pkEGE3bqhYgbeqyPtEeM9ZNjtzy4zCq4wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/40k-Chapel-Exterior-Square-2-1200.jpg)

Leet herder and Leets (Leets from Matakishi, herder and hound from Blind Beggar)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r318C5M_C00/YCHmTc8L2sI/AAAAAAAAClI/9VpTxgSureAaGzLeqwRHzd_IyblO1GV4gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Leet-Herder-1.jpg)

Rogue Trader era Inquisitor (it says 'Rogue' on the base tab) and an RT era assassin.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cj1Dx1HX0m4/YE0FWILnbrI/AAAAAAAACl4/tw9HXw1xDk8CG3Y9xBRsuLIZ7vrMiD13wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Inquisitor-Imperial-Agents-Rogue-1200.jpg)

2003 Inquisitor

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dVot7f5MMSg/YGKV8Zr20yI/AAAAAAAACmU/g82JGNGraf4jAMzA9zyTHiqpi03ihEciACLcBGAsYHQ/s1400/Witch0Hunter-2003-Inquisitor.jpg)

A couple Colony 87 workers and a servo-skull from Forge World

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CjwNHNY7xWg/YHG1gg8TRyI/AAAAAAAACmo/aaMzV5DM43QPlwGihavd4vFoXmVxvyhugCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Colony-87-Workers.jpg)

And a self-portrait more or less, based on a Reaper mini with headswap and a few other mods, along with some servo-skull friends.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y3LFVCx6DNo/YHG6rf7HnNI/AAAAAAAACnE/lqCxnZb6eJ4DqczNm7i-Iu_vMl2lExisQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Matthias-and-Skull-2.jpg)

All of these have an individual entry on my blog with some more detailed info.

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Codsticker on April 19, 2021, 03:34:33 AM
Wonderful painting and photos. I think the self portrait is my favourite.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 19, 2021, 04:50:30 AM
Great stuff as always mate but yeah that self portrait is top notch.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Bearwoodman on April 19, 2021, 06:48:33 AM
Excellent painting and artfully composed photos.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: snitcythedog on April 19, 2021, 07:22:19 AM
Very nice additions.  Love the details. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: manic _miner on April 19, 2021, 07:26:56 AM
 Such a great thread with a wonderful mix of miniatures.Love the terrain elements too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Mason on April 19, 2021, 09:05:47 AM
What a wonderful variety of new additions, I love them all!
 :-* :-*

I also failed to comment on the full set of adventurers, shame on me!
It is truly wonderful to see the whole lot together, especially set up in the original advert style.
Top drawer, really top drawer.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: has.been on April 19, 2021, 09:19:58 AM
The personality figure is great, but I am more taken
by the servant skulls, wonderful job.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: syrinx0 on April 23, 2021, 07:08:59 PM
More excellent work.  Added a beard while zooming?  Servo skulls with pencils & quills.  Love the inherent contradictions there.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 26, 2021, 02:52:35 AM
Thanks everybody :)

I added a new member to the Tau kill team- a Wargames Atlantic lizardman with some conversion work to bring him into "The Greater Good".

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DWvJeCprUhk/YIYp2GOyAgI/AAAAAAAACn0/mkjkcyt0NQkTes19HuVgWe8qCbggX78sQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/WA-Cham-Tau-Front.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: Blackwolf on April 26, 2021, 03:34:31 AM
He’s a bit good  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 26, 2021, 03:38:23 AM
Love that  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 26, 2021, 03:59:16 AM
The lizardman looks great!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: beefcake on April 26, 2021, 04:05:48 AM
I like that alot. Warhammer Chameleon Skink has made it to the future.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: Vanvlak on April 26, 2021, 05:18:47 AM
I was actually shocked to be reminded that Inquisitor model dates all the way back to 2003 - getting old when models I consider new(ish) are 18 years old. It's like discovering your friends' kids have just finished a Masters degree...

That chameleon is superb! The rifle works beautifully, and the outrageous scheme is beautiful.  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: NurgleHH on April 26, 2021, 07:56:30 AM
Wonderful figure. And it is definitly missing at GW's Range!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: Mason on April 26, 2021, 08:24:36 AM
Techno-Skink!
Love it!
 :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 40K Adventurers - Full Set
Post by: Major_Gilbear on April 26, 2021, 11:40:23 AM
I added a new member to the Tau kill team- a Wargames Atlantic lizardman with some conversion work to bring him into "The Greater Good".

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DWvJeCprUhk/YIYp2GOyAgI/AAAAAAAACn0/mkjkcyt0NQkTes19HuVgWe8qCbggX78sQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/WA-Cham-Tau-Front.jpg)

The whole thread is beautiful, but this model caught my eye - absolutely fantastic!  :-*

Very well done.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: aliensurfer on April 26, 2021, 04:46:16 PM
Splendid - was it fairly easy (for cack handed people like me) to modify that Wargames Atlantic lizard man?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: Dr Mathias on April 26, 2021, 11:13:30 PM
I was actually shocked to be reminded that Inquisitor model dates all the way back to 2003 - getting old when models I consider new(ish) are 18 years old. It's like discovering your friends' kids have just finished a Masters degree...

Haha, no kidding. I look at the dates and think "That has been in my collection THAT long?"

Splendid - was it fairly easy (for cack handed people like me) to modify that Wargames Atlantic lizard man?

Thanks! I thought it was a pretty quick and easy one, the lizard's hands are about the same size as the Tau, didn't require much trimming to get to fit in place. I should check to see compatibility with the Kroot arms.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: syrinx0 on April 27, 2021, 11:47:24 PM
Great colorful skin on the lizardman.  No bland green lizardman in the dark future.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Downtrodden Adept
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 19, 2021, 01:53:56 AM
Here's a few shots of a miniature and box diorama I made for a 28mag challenge, the "Downtrodden" of the 41st millennium. I have a little narrative to go along with it on my blog.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ftz71VPmtrQ/YKHYKSj770I/AAAAAAAACpg/7vyrzpW_7MIPchCOyHvifApQKdvm5RW_QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1400/Downtrodden-28mag-Challenge-Side-1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6nV3Qd-4Lxo/YKMYnoy7xcI/AAAAAAAACqU/RjiUSNqqYu8IvrhNwQ7a96QQnb4mc3aSACLcBGAsYHQ/s1477/Downtrodden-28mag-Challenge-WIP-2.1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TIdGpUsVtjM/YKHYTrX6xbI/AAAAAAAACpk/SpCAYLxIoUU7LZtFFMmD-3CYo84BcCgmACLcBGAsYHQ/s1400/Downtrodden-28mag-Challenge-Dark-Front-1.jpg)

Miniature Extravaganza Downtrodden Blog Entry (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2021/05/28mag-downtrodden-challenge-lucinda.html)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: robh on May 19, 2021, 10:40:37 AM
 :-*

That is a lovely diorama and fits the theme well.  28mag is home to a lot of superb modelling and artwork.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: Muzfish4 on May 19, 2021, 11:21:49 AM
I think I have run out of superlative with this thread.

This really does tell the story of the Imperium. Maybe not how it got there, but certainly what it has become.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Chameleon Auxiliary
Post by: gamer Mac on May 19, 2021, 10:00:12 PM
Srunning job :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Dentatus on May 19, 2021, 10:17:32 PM
yeah... that's exceptional.  perfect fit for 28mag.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: syrinx0 on May 22, 2021, 01:49:28 AM
Beautiful work on the painting.  The overall weathering is fantastic.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: NurgleHH on May 22, 2021, 07:08:24 AM
This is really fantastic. In the moment I read a 40K Novel and your work feels absolutely like a part of 40K novels. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 22, 2021, 07:09:57 AM
Stonking  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Genghis on May 25, 2021, 09:25:03 PM
Wow, that's amazing, jolly nice work there.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Earther on May 27, 2021, 11:37:32 PM
Superb!  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Totleben on May 28, 2021, 01:10:16 AM
Gesamtkunstwerk  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 04, 2021, 04:40:31 AM
Getting behind again, here's some of the 40K stuff I've been working on...

A few Inquisitors:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y-U6j99Oog4/YNqUT2lwUZI/AAAAAAAACsY/ADRwG7tnSgsfrd-eyAMjAF-JMBgYctUfgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Ordo-Malleus-Inquisitor-1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wtP77PHwnTA/YNqUTbsn-LI/AAAAAAAACsQ/tj01zDYsl40CvclUjG_DH6K82TNckvz3ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/Inquisitor-Bolter-Power-Sword.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jwd7lWjP9KA/YNqUTsm4J0I/AAAAAAAACsU/NW16fZB_3awAD_KmhEsqyyHkweIji5ZYQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1120/Inquisitor-Draco.jpg)

Since I finished up all the old school Rogue Trader era Inquisition I did a little group shot, in the style of an old White Dwarf ad:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kp2ruNqkEic/YOE51UPPhFI/AAAAAAAACtY/78rZQLikwfoJ5sCiiU_rRyR6-mQbWHJUQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1810/40K-Inquisitors-AD.jpg)

Liscensed Relic Dealer (Reaper base fig with some conversion, mostly scratch built mobile kiosk):

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u2nCjIXqODo/YL15GhlAdGI/AAAAAAAACqw/Rk7IR5gOUT0Rs0ZJNK49aAqJpFoPsVGnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1201/Mobile-Relic-Kiosk.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7BiibCG5X1M/YL15GPrtCuI/AAAAAAAACqo/SGxoDd_wy4U4HbVp8sSU_yCV533Ld49ZQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1400/Mobile-Relic-Kiosk-Back-2.jpg)

I've missed posting some other stuff on my blog, which is where I link from- so as I update that I'll be adding more images.



Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Storm Wolf on July 04, 2021, 06:30:14 AM
Excellent stuff Dr. :-*

And your Jaq Draco is superb and now reminds me of my long-ago converision now unfortunately lost to the mists of time and gone to the lead-pile in the sky :-[  it had a hand-drawn and painted banner as well, I must do an up to date one as I already have a Grimm, and a Meh`lindi, but I am still looking for a suitible Googoli...

Cracking work and I love the old RT vibe very much.

Glen
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Mason on July 04, 2021, 09:15:15 AM
Stunning work all round and that 'ad' shot is great!
 :-* :-*

The pièce de résistance for me is that mobile kiosk, though, love all the contents.
Inspired!
 :-* :-*


Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: 2010sunburst on July 04, 2021, 09:28:12 AM
Lovely work there. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Genghis on July 04, 2021, 10:57:32 AM
I've got to agree with Mason, that's all cracking brushwork as always, but the relic trader & kiosk is brilliant.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Bearwoodman on July 04, 2021, 10:57:54 AM
Fantastic! I particularly like Drac's banner and the mobile kiosk is superb.  I have that Reaper figure too (in bones) and I would never have thought to use him for 40k but the conversion works perfectly!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 04, 2021, 11:07:37 AM
Most excellent  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: majorsmith on July 05, 2021, 05:10:02 AM
Never realised there were that many rt inquisitors! Love the white dwarf style advert picture!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Dentatus on July 06, 2021, 01:33:47 PM
Outstanding as usual but that mobile relic kiosk made me smile. Superb. Thanks for doing all that and sharing it here.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: Captain Blood on July 06, 2021, 02:13:49 PM
That is brilliant Matt  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - 28mag Challenge
Post by: AKULA on July 06, 2021, 03:43:24 PM
Brilliant work...that Relic dealer & kiosk is just   :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitors
Post by: syrinx0 on July 06, 2021, 09:26:02 PM
I like the inquisitors but the relic kiosk is a stroke of genius wonderfully implemented.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitors
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 06, 2021, 09:34:37 PM
Thanks everyone, my little (non-ruined) Imperial city continues to take shape :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitors
Post by: has.been on July 07, 2021, 06:59:44 AM
Just got to add a plus one to all the nice comments
about the Relic Trader. :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitors
Post by: Pench on July 07, 2021, 04:46:07 PM
By the Emperor, that is just breathtaking!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitors
Post by: Vanvlak on July 07, 2021, 05:04:19 PM
Superb - the RT inquisitors are still a cool bunch, I am happy to own just a couple of them.
And that kiosk is fantastic!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitors
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 15, 2021, 02:59:50 AM
Thanks everybody :)

Here's a "Trench Shrine" that I won as a prize for placing first in an Instagram contest several months ago (it arrived unpainted and I just got it painted recently). Kind of odd painting someone else's build, but I really enjoyed working on it. Lots of neat details!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NBU6TYcrBxA/YO-fhs3BGUI/AAAAAAAACtk/KbpVy4Cmth0sCtkk8A6mXP5cYzxBVuUEgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Trench-Shrine-WIP-No-Paint.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ekvujrEX63M/YO-kMqyYT6I/AAAAAAAACug/doMLlagwaxIlyUiRBnK_lEOWrsf4pEGeACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Trench-Shrine.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-72P05p_jJeU/YO-gccI9h5I/AAAAAAAACuA/2MeKNfmB35MVsuQCnL-JUACW3G8Q4MQnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Trench-Shrine-4.jpg)

A few more pics on the ole'blog (https://miniatureextravaganza.blogspot.com/2021/07/trench-shrine-alltag40k-prize.html).

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Blackwolf on July 15, 2021, 04:06:31 AM
Nice! Trench Art at its extreme :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 15, 2021, 05:10:05 AM
Nice!  8)

Is that gold foil on the central ‘bullet’?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 15, 2021, 05:23:27 AM
Nice! Trench Art at its extreme :)

Thanks! I actually didn't really know much about trench art until I did some research for this paintjob. I had no idea that they made artillery shells as big as they did  :o

Is that gold foil on the central ‘bullet’?

No, just a weirdly bright yellow :)
I think the camera freaked out on that light spot considering how dark and gloomy the scene was :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 15, 2021, 05:49:49 AM
Works a treat  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Daeothar on July 15, 2021, 08:24:32 AM
That's an awesome scene. It certainly is an inspired build, but the paintjob is what sets it apart even more! 8)

And is that guy on the right actually opening a bottle?  lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: steders on July 15, 2021, 08:29:44 AM
Fantastic stuff, not seen this thread before
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: gamer Mac on July 15, 2021, 08:36:41 AM
Amazing painting :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: majorsmith on July 15, 2021, 02:21:53 PM
That’s excellent
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Chief Lackey Rich on July 15, 2021, 02:28:22 PM
Very nice, and definitely fits the grimdark setting well.  Just the kind of crazy thing I'd expect out of the Imperium.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 15, 2021, 05:10:38 PM
Thanks all :)

And is that guy on the right actually opening a bottle?  lol

Yes, at least that what I interpreted it as! I did a little cleanup on the implement he was holding to make sure it 'read' as a bottle opener :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Mason on July 15, 2021, 05:47:27 PM
What an inspired scene, painted to perfection.
Brilliant!
 :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Chief Lackey Rich on July 15, 2021, 06:16:03 PM
Using the 6mm marine figs as tiny devotional icons is sheer genius, BTW.  I've used 28mm figs as suitably gigantic statuary in Epic in days past but I never considered doing the reverse.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Romark on July 15, 2021, 06:37:01 PM
Wow! :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Elk101 on July 20, 2021, 02:57:10 PM
Fantastic stuff. It just screams 'Rogue Trader'.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Trench Shrine
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 21, 2021, 12:35:55 AM
Thanks everyone, I loved this project.

Using the 6mm marine figs as tiny devotional icons is sheer genius, BTW.  I've used 28mm figs as suitably gigantic statuary in Epic in days past but I never considered doing the reverse.

I have a dozen or so of those little guys, and picked up some more 3rd party 6mm genestealers and Sisters for use as icons and little statuettes- so it was cool to see someone else incorporate them that way. As usual I have an idea and someone else beats me to the punch!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 02, 2021, 12:14:27 AM
Excerpt from Esoteric Pilgrimage Destinations of the Gothic Sector, Volume 7, by Adept Matthias Laetorius.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TqvjGWavd38/YYCAUw7jJuI/AAAAAAAAC1g/bS0aH9ydHx8dpvCVSRhfKF_N2NZbPZ2aQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Halloween-40K-2021-3.jpg)

"The attentive reader has likely deduced that the citizens of Ophatran Secundus celebrate an unusually high number of holidays, some of which can be traced to the pre-industrial era of the planet, or even to Holy Terra. One such event is Harrow’e’en, celebrated in ancient times as a harvest festival and tied to primitive ideas about the nature of spirituality. Harrow’e’en now coincides with the traditional yearly arrival of the Emperor’s Tithe Fleet, and is celebrated a day before the first voidship docks with the orbital stations above Ophatran Secundus.”

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3uOzGgb8a-k/YYCAUPwwD5I/AAAAAAAAC1Y/0yMmuINxIMk-KvifzIqQDJuMlAzfIKR8gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Halloween-40K-2021-2.jpg)

"The arrival of the interstellar voidships cause many  citizens of Ophatran Secundus great concern. The local Ministorum Preachers teach that the veil between the Empyrean and reality is at its thinnest on Harrow’e’en. Hostile warp entities are said to cling to the ships and make their way to the planet surface on this day. Pious citizens  practice reciting prayers and charms in the preceding weeks to protect themselves. They must put their warding phrases into practice if they happen to meet the ‘Spirit of the Warp’ and its attending procession as they go about their daily business.”

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bUhsIq6Nxbc/YYCAUwOIJgI/AAAAAAAAC1c/Q6nYgefY5vcvQm7c0MUQH-DCNJsPNQQPACLcBGAsYHQ/s1200/Halloween-40K-2021.jpg)

"Within each neighborhood, a particularly pious citizen dresses in a fearsome ‘Spirit of the Warp’ costume, and is accompanied by members of the Adepta Sororitas. The Sisterhood round up and test citizens who happen to be outdoors, to make sure they can recite their prayers correctly. Successful recitations are awarded a purity seal, and those who have neglected their duties are taken to be chastised and re-educated. In some districts, children that successfully recite their prayers to the Spirit’s entourage  are awarded fanciful costumes and roam the streets, seeking out citizens for the procession to round up.”

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Blackwolf on November 02, 2021, 01:50:18 AM
Wonderful scenes :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Muzfish4 on November 02, 2021, 07:58:16 AM
Now, that is Lore.

Magnificent!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Mason on November 02, 2021, 09:42:05 AM
Brilliant!
 8) 8)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: jon_1066 on November 02, 2021, 10:08:18 AM
Wow!  This thread delivers.  Great stuff.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: syrinx0 on November 02, 2021, 02:57:39 PM
Adept Matthias Laetorius alway gets to the important heart of the matter. Wonderful stuff.   :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: majorsmith on November 02, 2021, 06:14:19 PM
Ace!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Captain Blood on November 02, 2021, 07:41:56 PM
That’s superb Matt  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: has.been on November 02, 2021, 09:58:56 PM
Continuing to deliver excellence.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 03, 2021, 09:45:05 AM
outstanding !!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: blacksoilbill on November 03, 2021, 10:44:10 AM
What a spectacle! Love it!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Genghis on November 03, 2021, 07:04:59 PM
That is thoroughly splendid, jolly good work.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: hubbabubba on November 04, 2021, 10:38:22 AM
Excellent, that is all.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: aliensurfer on November 14, 2021, 12:28:20 AM
Splendid
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 06, 2022, 10:17:22 PM
I acquired a 'Judge' miniature from Artel W Miniatures a few months ago. He was primed and ready to go at the end of 2021 but I didn't want to rush painting him as he's pretty detailed.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEieG31T3rJ1aAHLKWS2HOGQkio5Y9K1JFty2Acohd3G0d5AV7F_5zdUBFW1oDCAsbA64oTBRFCV9a_OCo39XAazixMBbynGINg8I7Kvt-IGQe4xgcVIbBbuC9P60j68lg1mQyKvJEazG2Riqz_xtH31QKt7cYa8oxJXagk7eFTJDv1lWd7AYODv3e3u=s1200)

I imagined him as a doddering and potentially inebriated Imperial Noble, using his lineage to curry favor and spread his family's influence. I used some decals from Forgotten Chapters, along with some freehand for the tree.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg4uFG949KgaZF_UYt-w5ZiKOnGr9uGLH49FAR-TSE31tL0r7_ETujecTR5J0RvufRrA_MuXej7JceM9vgZnejImrT49wfL7s2Kknx9py7O8VP0oqtDg7G_RRQEiHvuAw-9911rUpjlbPPfrjK_xlCcBQpr2F0u2--TAqN2NQBCM_WMnG6mMAy_eo2G=s1400)

I based his color scheme, and the scroll he is holding, on the Earl of Squanderfield in "The Marriage Settlement" by William Hogarth. He's using his family tree to seal a marriage contract involving his rakish son, so that he can get the money to finish his grand mansion in the background.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: robh on February 06, 2022, 11:02:22 PM
Lovely paintwork on a great figure. Really like that one.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Bearwoodman on February 06, 2022, 11:44:43 PM
Great work! And really interesting to see the inspiration.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Blackwolf on February 07, 2022, 01:01:33 AM
Beautiful painting  :-*  :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Major_Gilbear on February 07, 2022, 09:51:55 AM
Really fantastic model - the paintjob and the inspiration for your paintwork are great. :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 07, 2022, 10:06:54 AM
Superbly done  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: uti long smile on February 07, 2022, 12:48:19 PM
Superb!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Genghis on February 07, 2022, 08:20:26 PM
Egads!  That's some truly splendid painting there, jolly well done.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: manic _miner on February 07, 2022, 08:48:21 PM
 That is a great miniature and very well painted.Also liking the picture and background.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Golgotha on February 07, 2022, 08:49:22 PM
This is all very inspiring and slightly mad - love it.

The wheeled rhino on page 14 takes the cake - such a great idea and it looks so right - I am surprised no one else seems to have done similar...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: hubbabubba on February 07, 2022, 10:24:01 PM
Excellent, really like the reference to the painting, top stuff.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Dr Mathias on February 28, 2022, 03:13:47 AM
Thanks all. Fun mini to paint :)

I added some more oddities to the 40K project. A Reaper Chronoscope that seemed to be a good stand in for a Rogue Trader, and a Tau Xenos Servo Skull to go along with the Ork and Kroot.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjNuVZivIHfcJo4_pJXlG8DwZoP8mOy3wnnmPEIAQjvKE-T174v5ebe2Ar4-Io6Fp3JlrKqu8UxQ8w89bWpLBG9zVvSVdFKibexYpJaH1JXJTOJYKJzuYc9zzxV1M3Nqx_8K1eKLmpxDl5zUcb_mPaECfWmoVWyVf8t_Go3W0wyKnVMIVzoILzVW34a=s1200)

I made a few more paintings for my backgrounds, using embedded magnets and magnetic sheet for the paintings. I found some pictures making rounds on the internet a couple years ago... actors Photoshopped into paintings of Russian generals. They seemed to work for Imperial Navy portraits. I ended up making my own Lt. Ripley, as there were no badass females in the lot. Picture frames were printed on my Mars2Pro.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgJGNN3OVEHe4BEWKGMO5AHlMkzQx13MMD-eOqJjkxtXv_4kHlKCC9pI7hmkk8y37L1jFJYWh1cRx1H8jWzfHZ41DZXCYRrNn8KwKSJXOAdO1hTxQcd2OMky-t7Di58MOB_IuhiqjBLWwXhyw3anmWUXcuqV6wuBG048831e0uBHmpWKuovJkdN9VQO=s413)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjpLYJXBtedyObLTBAObBv5vMDcfBzoXtN-9w7dLJWZ18sfAzACCMpMWGy3Fy5HatdLIIboRdUmWQgklHk7UOLpR37mr71vFR6VJfWJDnBlV2DOYcMcx2YjYklfX-4IXnGU9DaLJ1PmYStHnv7OdX7vKtgrJ8VIN2z5UAp8jvZh_hnIuMQ50FuDnXTk=s1200)

More on the way, I've been very lax in my posting!



Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: has.been on February 28, 2022, 07:00:48 AM
Quote
I've been very lax in my posting!

But, compared to the majority of us,
not lax in the work you do. :-*
Title: Re: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Lost Egg on February 28, 2022, 07:16:48 AM
Cool, I particularly like the paintings.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: swiftnick on February 28, 2022, 01:30:42 PM
That is all really rather cool!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Bergil on February 28, 2022, 03:20:33 PM
Has been an absolute blast looking at all of the hobby stuff you've been doing in this thread. Cannot wait to see more of your results.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Golgotha on March 02, 2022, 12:46:45 PM
Love the Sigourney painting. Everything really... just leaves one feeling like one wants to see more loveliness...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Bloggard on March 02, 2022, 01:31:03 PM
lovely miniature and paint-job, and the portraits are v. nicely done and amusing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Imperial Noble
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 03, 2022, 02:34:28 AM
Thanks everyone. The paintings were a pretty fun and easy way to add some 'lived in' detail to the Imperial setting :)

Added a Jokaero a couple days ago. I picked him up a couple of years ago... so close now to getting the metal Inquisition range done.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgGC_F0_LUo1jWosf6ewpc9g12NZWnMatHJnVGY6eaupq6UE0xh5hz3Jbpcmh3zMUfpYea390Ka-jO4uuIJK3Vf8b2v9YQT5ciSpDsmI-cLgEx0mC53yiP-xbo785jSUt3zYSyrw0BajOEz5luwQCxuJ0KFL2BZgm6uBAcF8jn57wscenXotC8AJoTz=s1600)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Seal on March 03, 2022, 05:46:36 AM
Wow!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: The Voivod on March 03, 2022, 07:30:51 AM
Beautifull models and well painted, but it's that amazing setting that keeps drawing my eyes. Those paintings are so cool
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Wachaza on March 03, 2022, 09:16:35 AM
Beautifull models and well painted, but it's that amazing setting that keeps drawing my eyes. Those paintings are so cool

Absolutely. Very evocative.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Genghis on March 03, 2022, 03:23:04 PM
Yet more lovely work.  (I also really like the paintings.)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Bloggard on March 04, 2022, 09:56:07 AM
paint-jobs are superb.

think I'm seeing le Shat and Bowie (?) up in the portrait gallery (maybe they've been covered higher up in the thread).
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Dr Mathias on March 04, 2022, 10:19:18 PM
Thanks all, fun little project.

paint-jobs are superb.
think I'm seeing le Shat and Bowie (?) up in the portrait gallery (maybe they've been covered higher up in the thread).

Thanks ;)
Good eye :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: syrinx0 on March 07, 2022, 03:21:25 AM
Wonderful work.  Great attention to detail in all of your staging.  The paintings really work in an overblown 40K inquisition way.

The full collection is here I believe: https://replaceface.tumblr.com
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Goodest Boy Tau
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 07, 2022, 10:41:38 PM
I have been running a small 'miniature painting' enrichment session for my high school students, which has been a lot of fun. Some of them are pretty good!

Also, a few selected some very crappy models, and I had to learn a little Meshmixer to make some edits and repairs. After doing that I felt absolutely compelled to make a variation of the 3D printed 'Guard Pug' to try to figure out the sculpting tools a little better... so here's my "Greater Goodest Boy" to join my Tau kill team.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhM6GSzam_LfGhGBSUm6Qw132WKglCer9O79DdaSR2YgV_DAV_kRSSTr0_B1OoyFredN1SpUn5RDc_ru22CgoAGXf7-gVd8VQZZjcAjHzcES5dy_lC6yqGR-1R029708DZ4hmLmTIZIkb7FeZVb3jm_41gh4hnZQYKKkmfTRAKzdqG4F7mK_B2Kkjau/s1200/Greater-Goodest-Boy-Black-BG-2.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhE93zp6IpicjU1-C-GeLsF2aWiDZ9w7T_WqX7cCYBh9GePoBMfBCXhGT2IeST8WAb8T9qflTNfXHi_FVsXoYpUg0reZRR3QM22kLexHuerRy1HPD3K_peIlUmGKRmkB_DUkLnrZbx3nSsxkzzXliLGdlCAw7g3dVySgiNB67Q2S6ObLaKw0akKe6sc/s1200/Greater-Goodest-Boy-Scene.jpg)





Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Furt on May 07, 2022, 10:43:28 PM
Ha! That pug is brilliant.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Blackwolf on May 07, 2022, 10:55:08 PM
Love the little chap :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: syrinx0 on May 08, 2022, 02:50:15 AM
The pug is perfect. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: has.been on May 08, 2022, 06:35:13 AM
Nice addition.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Vanvlak on May 08, 2022, 07:32:38 AM
That little guard pug is so cool!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: blacksoilbill on May 08, 2022, 07:46:36 AM
That dog is brilliant, and very nicely painted.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: hubbabubba on May 08, 2022, 01:27:13 PM
Thats excellent.

Where can I see more pictures of your Tau kill team?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 08, 2022, 02:48:46 PM
Thanks all :)

Where can I see more pictures of your Tau kill team?

Scattered around, in this thread, Instagram, and on my blog. I'll try to do an updated group shot today- it's been a while now that I think about it.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Jokaero
Post by: FramFramson on May 08, 2022, 08:46:26 PM
Pug's brill.

As for the portraits on the previous page, doesn't seem like anyone caught Admiral Walken on the far right.  lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau Kill Team
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 09, 2022, 03:23:25 AM
As promised, the Tau in my smallish "Alien Legion" style force.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh70luWNslItS5ZRw4XU2DxnKEA-haWMtoo-WukeX4cOK_afYB98-2Z5cigeT8ZIIfapM8M5FEVGRg7V7CsrLLRCTCvNRo8VzjJqfvakx0KYxTh3AuyLDLH9bQSmNnBvqykEVba9MBUufZbl-6-FmGnsfDf_lNcRh-Ym1OUPgBu32Q-gS4ryvj4hDc6/s1200/Tau-Group-May-2022-Full-Team.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhnQwwtjzovZM673A9-3ShuuzwFL7WuisoQk3mmTF1HXCLTpytRk8foJm2odHwBfDY9akn2G9RAni2ewK2Q0UpmGMrwJF19ZSUVQweaJb_34MNbF-i7Syu526AA9Tc9Fcogs2k_-nls_yeOIJQuwEgS8wTZKqVUBV_NthBUX3M1_hmPu3zp8c9OMHm_/s1200/Tau-Group-May-2022-WA.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg2e4HDA4EHobHYC6i43xaAwB3FS7aoaHmC6uJsCMR3AheWB49dYVWhrIN_PKKqwfbnDcvj4zzR1cTmhSBjNCgpmPBKd7cTA8ln_vPPEEEGCDIndNVbnOGNNohUGS-LscREgqHrzQbzxQ8b8ZquldoQXvZn30g0X5l6sta8o5JQuM6Daxodw5JBjdxt/s1200/Tau-Group-May-2022-Oddballs.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgvMB50RwLQj68TFfV1wcx7HXh04B0gjAk4v0gQXrdSgpTJEIaE1xQpfYGsrVwWCUHQF7lTAa7x3j9gnOhDTUNvqfkxOXmZiXiCKI85iXEe9RknBymPYLgZF5Wjz0JDt0s2SlNm0AflgzijNv_rd6C9V25-GT3UGAmHBz9vsIvd5eKUlyX-z1ISZ2Xf/s1200/Tau-Group-May-2022-Hasslefree.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj33PDXFOAzIBqA0dmNk6SZUR4NlLJp1GLkCSnw8KZMihGwrAX-HV69PFWf9Ld_DAiUG9gITGQP-VKdYPb3I7YsBNElFFpBeDXvn_1jQNJ_VsR1HSuGtnLWVJb_dla1S41dUPQ8FoSWFJjK4bP4H0ycPlOd0qbHTjcBU8bXRFPXJCh9l_IP2kytQuLr/s1200/Tau-Group-May-2022-GW.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: syrinx0 on May 09, 2022, 03:47:25 AM
That is a fantastically diverse force!  The dogs, spider, dwarf, duck and demon/night gaunt (?)  figure are amazing.  Are those conversions on your blog?

Edit:   I see you updated your blog with the various miniature details. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Vanvlak on May 09, 2022, 04:46:38 AM
Eeeeep!
Those are so superb. The pug is still the coolest, but the earthworm fellow comes in close, with the Squat/Brotherhood type.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 09, 2022, 06:07:06 AM
So very cool  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Blackwolf on May 09, 2022, 06:33:44 AM
Fantastic! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 09, 2022, 06:35:34 AM
For the Greater Good! Brilliant!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Daeothar on May 09, 2022, 08:13:49 AM
Awesome!  8)

I especially love the dark grey colour scheme; should I ever do Tau, this would be my inspiration...
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: hubbabubba on May 09, 2022, 08:26:10 PM
Yep, they're fantasstic, both in conception and execution.

A treat for the eyes, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 10, 2022, 03:09:10 AM
Thanks all, this is one of my favorite ongoing projects. I'm going to eventually add a human, kroot, and all the Stagrave alien heads :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: cutp on May 10, 2022, 05:27:10 AM
I still have the comics but couldn't answer a plot point or character question but have fond memories

the painting and mix of characters is super-outstanding (is that a word?)

very very nice

:)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: beefcake on May 10, 2022, 06:16:50 AM
Love it. I did something like this to a lesser degree with skaven and lizardmen heads on tau bodies.
I love the spider one. I'd love to see some sci-fi spiders with wings, Vespid proxy ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Bloggard on May 10, 2022, 08:44:13 AM
what a great collection of figures, and truly beautiful painting  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: diehard on May 10, 2022, 10:23:41 AM
They look awesome, as does everything your brush work graces us with. Always excited to see what new work you kindly share with us. Also a great idea with a charmingly eclectic selection of figures looking forward to seeing what you add to it next.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Daeothar on May 10, 2022, 01:14:47 PM
That grey has a very subtle purplish touch to it; was that a mix, or is it an existing colour?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 11, 2022, 01:23:54 AM
Thank you all, appreciated.

That grey has a very subtle purplish touch to it; was that a mix, or is it an existing colour?

It is indeed a purple grey, a custom mix probably using Vallejo colors. I made a small dropper bottle full a couple years back and don't really have a recipe- which is unfortunate, as I'm running low!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Tau
Post by: DalyDR on May 11, 2022, 01:50:44 AM
That's a great group of models, with wonderful painting!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Genestealer Servo Skull
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 14, 2022, 10:22:16 PM
For this month's "Servo Skull Saturday" I finished up a rather chunky metal skull that was offered up several years back in a Facebook genestealer fan group. Its a pretty big one, looks to be from a Patriarch.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh1599OVWZ8PIy9z87qLBPI_3bz5GPz319hGEYb6PErJ7aOtr-a9OLAMkN-Ryj59LP8R17-75fHDPowyGFjGXklL4M7A6Zh4Qgq1TK9nrcQ0YvMhVWGb5o5u7InJVgBzw6v7_UWTcCfOgYu38iNQYVSsUse3E8VYPBPu2MaFvwRoeJxMFWVw2588ukP/s800/Old-School-Jean-Thief-Servo-May-2022-Skull-2.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiO6uCGaCgmInN1ug6ukAHVBA-JMgbkQFhmsIIKOLos9Cy34xswGlHoZGT4xz3V-jz0SuR-asxWMhVjPXkG-VvW58lfA-aydbMJ-_oU6V8_rGmXxUfg3v-CsvemQdNJTIXqw6nUrz7Tyjq-FvWkFje5VkmzUvmYsv8iLcfQ09txCZS8oMiVCWrI4pkH/s1200/Old-School-Jean-Thief-Servo-May-2022-Skull-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Genestealer Servo Skull
Post by: beefcake on May 15, 2022, 02:29:08 AM
That's very cool. Nice one.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Genestealer Servo Skull
Post by: Mason on May 15, 2022, 10:56:57 AM
Lovely new additions displayed in some great scenes.
 :-* :-*

That grey has a very subtle purplish touch to it; was that a mix, or is it an existing colour?


It is indeed a purple grey, a custom mix probably using Vallejo colors. I made a small dropper bottle full a couple years back and don't really have a recipe- which is unfortunate, as I'm running low!

It looks very similar to a colour that I made accidentally whilst 'weathering' a new fence in the back garden (true, I tell ya!).
It happened when I mixed black and white with some burnt umber to attempt a brown tinge and it came out very similar to that. Worth giving it a go.
 ;)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Genestealer Servo Skull
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 17, 2022, 10:34:29 PM
I acquired the set of Adeptus Mechanicus from the 'Skulz' program many years ago, shortly after they were released, around the year 2000. I had done some painting for a GW Outrider, and in exchange for that he was able to acquire a set at one of the GW conventions. Its taken since then to get them all painted! I decided to do the unreleased servitors I had acquired at the same time.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhh_zfFWj4EIzlHep9V25X5bELVB7rqq0LJSqnnQUMOzt6ayQBKCouENr404WQ_cgzTi6tICy7MPwt8V9pVars_v_KemeIJDvOwF33_9Svr_ghBcXxd_dkCe3SZf1xsi-gGAJzWmBHkSmaEBpPokutQ0U-UXwbGyfOg9bXxY3zRqlZY6KFIcCwb_2fB/s1200/Admech-Skullz-Set-May-2022-wide.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgr7nuv7IyoOMyfxQyqhliELoeQNdW2YbADXlhsIFiQQBthB4kWPcP3RKm8Kml0NCVdFm5eFJ5IVs5zixv-y9n8OBgW5tmNN9OlyxmBdrgfAM_ESu3vj-rU6U2Fy1Zvh65nMg73MohInSnklEoTs-5bXLT8d9e6JkYP5g5k1QVFn_UHTN4fkf6N_WqJ/s1200/Admech-Skullz-Magos-May-2022.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhLHNtLbofYZnhemvfIQnFZDkrp7T3WyfD5egnnwHE7KVzkAPGGA4hFd6pDaaTluKghC-0o_u6g2kc9vl3Y2A9uy5DF5BwEc-DNL9OlucbnNr2KrHeNqWB1G4qqSByrZcaTBreYG6Dp1dZILllZMOeIIrLgu14rVuPWSvX-ANj1onAyzzYixLKjJ7Op/s1200/Admech-Skullz-Enginseers-May-2022.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiCyTkLDI1dTKQ_h2rMwDbfsYD4k5QWuo-iiQEz2fHA8Lhr-_yzRIWGkdMId7TsdA5VYYyd5kbm74OTIxx_MmSzaqHTRJlyBrmq7uPoP5yFl2SLrCXBFsrMSvVRPl17Kou1dGeFQ-mgbWl40go2eYDKAq2eVf3_fkgB0VOLyl7kXHQw0TUNHhPGQovX/s1200/Admech-Unreleased-Servitors-May-2022.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: diehard on May 17, 2022, 11:00:19 PM
They look outstanding one and all, you really did them justice (like all the other figures you've graced us with really) but I am particularly enamored of the reds, they came out splendidly. Thanks for sharing as always.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Blackwolf on May 18, 2022, 12:42:26 AM
Beautiful  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Daeothar on May 18, 2022, 07:06:29 AM
Ouch; right in the incomplete collection! lol

I have 6 of the miniatures in the set, which I've bought as an undercoated lot almost 20 years ago and I've never come across the ones I'm still missing...

Yours have been painted beautifully (as always), and still in keeping with their temporal origins (i.e. slightly garishly); they're awesome.

And I've never even seen the two unreleased servitors. Shame they were never released; they look like interesting and fun minis to paint; sort of a hybrid between the Rogue Trader one and the later more static 2nd ed ones.

Great work!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: syrinx0 on May 18, 2022, 06:56:00 PM
The weathered yellow and red paint scheme is perfect.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Bloggard on May 19, 2022, 10:02:48 AM
just fantastic  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Genghis on May 19, 2022, 08:06:31 PM
More lovely work as ever.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 23, 2022, 05:30:25 PM
Thanks all. The Mechanicus set was a long time comin'. Still have some old servitors to do then I can take a break from Mechanicus.

Meanwhile, here's the altarpiece from the Space Hulk Chapel 'Build Something' contest:

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg0LreuDUcsimAmyM-cumki2aNu9cwISUVP_j_tB11Ej1Tsz8nAhQPVgVQp8gc5arxdt6uiSVlqXDHSPJ3bSbCeT_ySppAFZ5bPPxD_rUV7psfePKxqnFcgnczhjMLnH0CUNy4DVKrmnkSAqlSMSIbL_AbYg1SfIknud1sBWFCi1z68_UAPJo4n0b1O/s1200/BSC2022-DrMathias-Space-Hulk-Chapel-Final-8.jpg)

And a few more Tau oddities. These were all 3D printed on my Mars2Pro.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgv5SQKurLVQC__208ToPI0SQimtzCXRulOnyHgMdUu6pS8a1vaRRd9yULX1mfQeg0EsFwYSy7xvhL967PhbzvTaa8WuO9nRPJKc2HJ5IjKq5zP8XGBCdDgHNnTFKSXN7DJmF5IDAGCR-QlMUBwJsMYYQlW7cTq0609HoVICN4skdUxvw2noXkWIxzW/s1200/Tau-3D-Printed-May-2022-3.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Orctrader on May 23, 2022, 07:11:35 PM
And a few more Tau oddities. These were all 3D printed on my Mars2Pro.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgv5SQKurLVQC__208ToPI0SQimtzCXRulOnyHgMdUu6pS8a1vaRRd9yULX1mfQeg0EsFwYSy7xvhL967PhbzvTaa8WuO9nRPJKc2HJ5IjKq5zP8XGBCdDgHNnTFKSXN7DJmF5IDAGCR-QlMUBwJsMYYQlW7cTq0609HoVICN4skdUxvw2noXkWIxzW/s1200/Tau-3D-Printed-May-2022-3.jpg)

They are lovely.   :)  Excellent paintjobs on cool figures.

(As I have no intention of purchasing a 3D printer myself, are these available anywhere to purchase printed rather than files?)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Dr Mathias on May 23, 2022, 07:27:44 PM
(As I have no intention of purchasing a 3D printer myself, are these available anywhere to purchase printed rather than files?)

Thanks, I'm not sure if there are licensed printers for any of these, I'd have to dig around. RNestudio is pretty well known, I'd guess they'd have someone. The others might not even be companies :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Blackwolf on May 23, 2022, 10:03:08 PM
Beautiful painting again Dr. Mathias  :-* 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: blacksoilbill on May 24, 2022, 01:30:29 PM
Those Tau are real characters. I love your colour palette for them too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: aliensurfer on May 24, 2022, 09:37:39 PM
Splendid as usual  :D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 25, 2022, 06:43:05 AM
Those Tau are amazing! Your painting is always awesome but added to the character in those sculpts, genius! Top notch!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Bloggard on May 25, 2022, 09:24:03 AM
blimey, yes. The best 3D prints I've bought have pretty much proved to me that quality isn't an issue now - and yours consolidate that, and then some...

but the painting ...  :-* stupendous.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Vanvlak on May 25, 2022, 12:43:11 PM
The Tau in the big hat gives off a Big Trouble in Little China vibe - and that is just so cool!
As is BBTau.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: syrinx0 on May 26, 2022, 03:20:59 AM
I was thinking the same thing.  The big hat Tau is is too cool.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Askellad on May 26, 2022, 09:45:28 AM
In love with the samuraï T'au too!
The big one have a Muun from SW vibe
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Ray Rivers on May 29, 2022, 11:20:41 PM
As always, wonderful execution.

The Tau miniatures are the cat's meow.  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Genghis on May 30, 2022, 08:45:01 PM
Some more lovely work as always, and that freehand is just amazing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Mechanicus Skulz
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 03, 2022, 05:57:58 PM
Thanks all, appreciated.

As usual it is 'feast or famine' in this thread, and now that I have more free time there will be lots of stuff coming down the pipe.
I recently painted the last few figures I needed to complete the acolytes/retinue miniatures from the metal GW Inquisition range, here they are in the family photo (no actual inquisitors in this one, still have one or two left).

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi2QfLmdfaHs8JxiuzUxSJ8Pp0bQif8ovB3uWgTjQ_i6F8Js7dZZwmtXT_VPsmB6waIbDm_HoYjjaLecn5LpzBTqCLdaydD_GWsvJtw8wzkWVJACAxIYz1xf3u_f9b7Mt3L92RIjAMbVvM5S6rLonp0P4daKvJ432rUBFX5qafKgu18w9e7TW0s8ie7/s1694/Inquisition-Acolytes-June-2022-Large.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisition
Post by: beefcake on June 04, 2022, 03:43:33 AM
Great group shot. Love it!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisition
Post by: Genghis on June 04, 2022, 04:00:08 PM
Wow, that is a very cool collection, all nicely painted.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisition
Post by: blacksoilbill on June 05, 2022, 07:31:24 AM
Superb stuff. This is possibly my favourite GW range: so many characterful non-combatants. To see it like this: beautiful!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisition
Post by: hubbabubba on June 05, 2022, 12:53:17 PM
Awesome, that range contains some of the most characterful minis they produced at that time, Juan Diaz I guess, great stuff.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 21, 2022, 02:26:17 AM
Recent additions to the 40K project, Rogue Trader style Space Vampires. This is a side project that has been marinating a while, all starting from a Cobalt-1 miniature for which I had no real purpose in mind, and it turned into reading the Rogue Trader bestiary, watching Buck Rogers in the 25th century, and printing off a bunch of extra stuff to make a pair of vamps and their natural forms.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiZL6Vk8jNHZaPc9Z9yUlu8SymHUYNvGbudhAT6L4xls1ZBVTQNCAK7LbauJG1yQ_TOjy27OiVMX7lImBIssyjksrf77vdvnKhinF3c5R40bmakatlQx5YDP0WhfPi9V9lrjFh1kRxwvWYhQQhiK8DDTzh49HvA_KHjRlM6lMaWjaosc3qINiX0j7Q4/s1200/Rogue-Trader-Vampire-Human-Forms-June-2022.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgqorwKFC-BLMedWyHsVaVtH9KKQhf94F5kVMD7NPfK6rk-X8Q2IoCg1O0vFc1bmLy0BVr1GDlASRSgsUr5W1igm78ey514Vq_eVRGFQvYj1zju21GtKd51aSWn09WOx7rKfzs6zzmiApdTC0WHpZZe2vARfew965oorY3uTE50z_TqIDNs1Ye1b3m4/s1200/Rogue-Trader-Feral-Forms-June-2022.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: DivisMal on June 21, 2022, 04:09:55 AM
That is insane, Dr Mathias! You hear me, insane!! :o
And I love it for just that. That’s what made Rogue Trader so great, that strange Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon/Pulp/not everything is grimdark vibe.

Bloody good painting on those two.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 21, 2022, 05:28:18 AM
outstanding indeed
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 21, 2022, 06:12:40 AM
Very cool  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: has.been on June 21, 2022, 08:02:31 AM
Fang-tastic!  :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: littledeathminiatures on June 21, 2022, 10:33:46 AM
Lovely!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 21, 2022, 05:17:19 PM
That is insane, Dr Mathias! You hear me, insane!! :o
And I love it for just that. That’s what made Rogue Trader so great, that strange Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon/Pulp/not everything is grimdark vibe.

Bloody good painting on those two.

I quite agree.

Great work!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: Orctrader on June 21, 2022, 07:41:33 PM
Those Vampire vampires are very good but in their human form, well, just so full of character.  Love 'em.   :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: Genghis on June 21, 2022, 07:50:08 PM
What a great concept, and thoroughly well executed as ever; nicely done sir.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: joekano on June 21, 2022, 09:52:42 PM
They look fantastic!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Holo Projector
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 24, 2022, 01:05:10 AM
Thanks everyone :)

Fang-tastic!  :o

lol

I finished up a couple old school servitors today, so here they are- along with a 3D printed strategium holo projector I also finished up about two weeks ago and just got around to photographing.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjPFd1od33GsbiYWZP6Und1rAzHvMsPrN3UTray7nmA-fHXdefaRnEocJz9XHZzOTiEmlsw9NXWm5ufPnTaSfiXFB4NGpiLuG9eDBTE2BrTbMzAyaYmC0Y9s0rzhDuX-KT1YLV_HkleaZQvnY9wwJ-ddBK8B-lKFZGK0koIyAFcVuRdBaQqvnS30sFI/s1200/Strategium-Final.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiSApikk0p2f4_BMu_QbcAxsADgihsHSpZoAM1LYOyonpdD7Jd_BlbLYTJuPBceb3nlkgy7vCOFgn65PwKImxkgbFwB4AjbxBwAWeR6-eJiCuoiLUHBeFBlfB4s34bmLxoUT59k3YsMTJihjqwwixu1OHdaXNqgfDAJ_Isv3NjjOf2hScVLkc5nX1tL/s1200/Strategium-Final-2.jpg)

Yet another project that took way too long, with lots of modding of 3D files, tons of decals, and some freehand painting. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: Pattus Magnus on June 24, 2022, 04:45:07 AM
Wow, that looks stunning!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: blacksoilbill on June 24, 2022, 05:17:29 AM
That hologram projector is brilliant: love the hive city.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: Gun bunny on June 28, 2022, 05:50:34 PM
 :o fabulous figures and terrain  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: syrinx0 on June 28, 2022, 09:43:01 PM
The holo projector is very impressive.  That would make a great table piece for a boarding action.  Not sure the candles would survive on the top of the green screen though.  My old green screen monitor could fry food.   lol
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Space Vampires
Post by: Blackwolf on June 28, 2022, 09:48:51 PM
Truly wonderful,those vampires are brill  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Cartavolnus
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 28, 2022, 10:15:06 PM
The holo projector is very impressive.  That would make a great table piece for a boarding action.  Not sure the candles would survive on the top of the green screen though.  My old green screen monitor could fry food.   lol

Hahaha, you're probably right about the candles :)

Plans are to incorporate it into the Space Hulk project :)

Up for "Inq28th" is my latest Inquisitor, Erasmus Cartavolnus.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgR1OxkiAM9kQIa-YGf9OL02T3JRHvmaRUexX0PU3g1C1Rm7dGp4qMt0HclIvp0t0yY2V1ZzEIwKGeJn5mOT8BrtljAP0dgGH65nFqrleeeaBOTGCuqn1XFOwpcqBqg5HyLRNYfYy7rJfvs4lET3fwLc2tFNyS3UvSs5hszWI0Wo0ciES1w0fXLCy_y/s1200/Inquisitor-Cartavolnus-Inq28th-June-2022-Front.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Holo Projector
Post by: Daeothar on June 29, 2022, 07:07:47 AM
That holo projector is just ace. Also; rather massive! I love the detail of the hive city being reproduced on the monitor.

And the candles are obviously scented, to stave off the ozone-smell :D

Also; the flame effect on the inquisitor is simply spectacular! If you don't mind, I'll be nicking that for my Grey Knights, because it's just too awesome 8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Inquisitor Cartavolnus
Post by: aliensurfer on June 29, 2022, 08:56:42 PM
That Inquisitor looks great  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 30, 2022, 03:04:30 AM
Thanks all :)

Finished up the old Necromunda Karloth Valois psi-vampire today, just in time for the deadline on the 'Justice for Gary' challenge in the Oldhammer Facebook group.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhSoRu4iePMM09a9x4HEAahjvgY8r_Ec5mBuWFoE8KL7pJTlGWczQKWETLGBrHQWpbtU0QO4C5MzO1HHG18ygWiChEwzKVet3JO0TJe4YaOmTle5VRAEe7sXqavbyIyKUHKIXrKdZTrpktghuxF4-EJKnDt9TPD2RWPa18NtmvNIU2KLuS52AtkydDC/s1000/Karloth-Valois-June-2022.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: blacksoilbill on June 30, 2022, 04:26:41 AM
Great work: that colour scheme works really well for him.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: swiftnick on July 03, 2022, 12:32:25 PM
That is some face!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: has.been on July 03, 2022, 12:54:06 PM
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That is some face!
One that only a mother could love  lol lol lol
Great paint job none the less.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: Elk101 on July 05, 2022, 06:55:50 PM
Amazing stuff! Your painting style really makes these figures pop too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 05, 2022, 07:11:58 PM
The painting on him really pops  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 05, 2022, 07:41:35 PM
Thanks gents, seemed like an oddball tertiary triad color scheme, done fairly cartoony would be the right move for the character.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: Daeothar on July 06, 2022, 07:00:06 AM
This one particular character was one of few still missing from my Necromunda collection, exactly because he's just a bit goofy. But your paintjob convinced me to go out and nab one myself.

And I was able to find one relatively cheap too, so cheers for that :D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: beefcake on July 06, 2022, 09:28:46 AM
Cool. Love the Karloth Valois. I originally started with a Scavvies warband back in the day and was after Karloth as well.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: Ockman on July 06, 2022, 10:26:53 AM
Amazing thread!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Karloth Valois
Post by: majorsmith on July 06, 2022, 11:18:19 AM
Love the psi vamp! Never seen that figure before!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 06, 2022, 06:06:31 PM
Thanks all :)

I am mostly done with the servitor project I've been on for a while. Here are the most recent metal ones, from the Space Marines range (they accompanied the Techmarine) but they also were sold in packs of two for the Inquisition. Kind of a pain to get all four of the left arm close combat variants in metal in this day and age.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiUgQKYTVZTdPdMcQpfKoMpyaB7GC1YPjaZ-uFo3-0BRWvVkgGP4EAjeC1LC-q-RSuRl3t_hG5rJZEq6pbz3rQ7E7PZ19QBUyvo-49UNgjQHI44rXwH8o-n9n9pw6kTuH6kK4GOyAMkgp0D7TVEOTQ5tzT0Y31nLR6I3Sz5dSSRhNkjfO7gZ_JMtyPS/s1600/Servitors-Space-Marines-Group.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEin8PtOHPuaV4ZNhBo2J8q1tmTy61R366GahGjrcPJxIVt44INBxAMTqhqNHvQZtl4JPbdY6hEZ8dBkd61UK-Kk-P5I0JzzTu8hvEcS2XSjubVEAAmPp5n9tbpUdZTyXmYw_oXtL-QkWbfaeLHoIejFtnlmsiheNt9iRRcTbVt7OF86c6r_Xwbb40dw/s1600/Servitors-Space-marines-Arm-Variants.jpg)

I'm up to twenty-five servitors now, including six from Wargames Exclusive and one from Raging Heroes.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjYNHG_fzr9TX_Le6Z0pFNc1_0sU0Xmhku110fPjnRDZ4AvvvUJHhuEbrtM-cCyZU2WZkOebanZbGIW8T-mggYfikNtzyx2H9JydLaK-CAzfeo-9mcM0BxQIcW_t95gWE3KnArzqeO7FQCKZ2h49QpymftgnTT01YzaNFIgfajrYIpHrtzaz-8LW8ps/s1600/Servitors-Attack-Scene-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 06, 2022, 08:58:41 PM
That’s a great collection of servitors! There’s something extremely creepy about the concept of servitors and the painting on these brings that across.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: beefcake on July 07, 2022, 04:59:14 AM
Nice. You know some old necromunda pitslaves could look nice in there as well, or at least make good conversion fodder if you are into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 07, 2022, 05:07:11 AM
Nice. You know some old necromunda pitslaves could look nice in there as well, or at least make good conversion fodder if you are into that sort of thing.

Actually, I think I have most of those. You're right they would go well with them... guess I'm not as close to being done as I thought!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: gamer Mac on July 09, 2022, 09:14:14 AM
Stunning  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: Bloggard on July 09, 2022, 09:15:50 AM
oh my - been missing more wonderment over the last couple of pages  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: Furt on July 09, 2022, 09:51:12 AM
Wow - what a stunning thread! Mind blowing skill Matt!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Servitors
Post by: beefcake on July 11, 2022, 02:46:37 AM
Actually, I think I have most of those. You're right they would go well with them... guess I'm not as close to being done as I thought!
I look forward to seeing them :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 13, 2022, 05:36:40 PM
Heading to the desert briefly with some Adeptus Mechanicus oddities.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg09FeG6Bkqn4W4flV-nsAXt95526kk42OpygJptjyGq2B_v6K53ZZTZf24Cg7rdLHIATafU_OGVP3UBXAZM0DqpJ63uFv14OJzR85PBUJUXDY9vo0IYuk99h5t8ohVpnbEkc0sM8K3xES6mJ31EMpg20KicTvvwTxPqWsLuigpSuUaVpOhSxpH-XQk/s1200/40k-AdMech-Jawa-Toasters.jpg)

A small Jawa looking fellow and his toaster companion (found on Cults3D I think, printed on the Mars2Pro), a sinister looking nomad from Ramshackle, and a 3D printed walking toaster (also on Cults3D if I recall), which is amusing to me, but also one of the most flimsy and impractical things I have printed.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Vanvlak on July 13, 2022, 05:42:12 PM
Those are superb! The walking toaster may be flimsy, but it's so characterful  8) 8)
Although I was wondering for a minute what the link between Ad Mech and Cylons would be  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: has.been on July 13, 2022, 06:20:50 PM
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one of the most flimsy and impractical things I have printed.

But oh so nice. I am reminded of the sentient toaster in Red Dwarf.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303669102869?var=602908898917&hash=item46b416c915:g:dwQAAOSwDb5fStPC
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Raedwald on July 13, 2022, 08:32:23 PM
Love them. Inspiring stuff and incredible brushwork, as ever.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 13, 2022, 08:52:05 PM
Very cool  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 13, 2022, 10:06:30 PM
Thanks all :)

But oh so nice. I am reminded of the sentient toaster in Red Dwarf.

I need to revisit that show :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Muzfish4 on July 14, 2022, 12:07:38 AM
Brilliant as ever, but that toaster turns up the awesome to 11.  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: DivisMal on July 14, 2022, 05:07:13 AM
That toaster is great! If this is 40k it’s surely armed with an inbuilt melta weapon :D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 14, 2022, 05:52:22 AM
Very clever! 👍
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Genghis on July 16, 2022, 10:51:44 AM
I've missed the last few updates, cracking work as always - very inspirational - but that ambulatory toaster is just ace.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - AdMech Toasters
Post by: Mason on July 18, 2022, 01:21:07 PM
I've missed the last few updates, cracking work as always - very inspirational - but that ambulatory toaster is just ace.

Wot he said.

The eclectic mix you are using really captures the varied and wacky feel of the Mechanicus.
Makes me feel the urge to add to my own Collective.
 8) 8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 23, 2022, 06:55:18 PM
Some recently completed 'Grimdark Citizens' designed by Across the Realms, printed on my Mars2Pro.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEipAReEjeK6shP8HaYcXqUXGopcj6OhQxOyn5Lhpfe_bv0M5GkZKYeB3xlD8duxiXKtJE-fwHKcS4dXp61FSfFQ4SK1lzAypLSlvsEQ1ZIVNFH5rkaQc-4bVQ7bZcWGdXbShDNhm8pGReIscQkpurOgQ33DQInWhQvtQtb9zv5EThi6OInpAMjM-TKt/s1600/Across-the-Realms-40k-Mutant.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEilhkW5_ZKwua2m0xZybgEmz3Qsrycyq00OdxrUaaWKAYLFFt1e6nSdVx1SzbOKL9IbUCZ6FFoSxQnbe9KiEEPuInhqAQwv6QeaYAhfvLGBTkMDpyX0z3h0mSGG0rCjtjX-Dfwe1eqqhFWZ4Y79bScGGQg1XZDpduYMd-g1nt-R7t9E0gDLGke5zmHX/s1600/Across-the-Realms-40k-Bureaucrat.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjgQXdXW2akYd7Q_qtcebVbuxGRiHTA8XfAfV-QCNIWiWTg5YB8dgVyoHGHt99upxKtFutgQMSbNkXzxoz2Zn2JGYXzWuAw1eOib73Vlre_ATu2mmLp1pWzmy5VpRU4f8ijYH24qZY4bXLLFPIDYsdSypmyJOhVZtx-Dv38qsHveBZXpOTKK0-p_RYC/s1600/40k-Trash-Dumpsters-Citizens.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 23, 2022, 07:45:43 PM
Splendid. The backdrops/scenes are great  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: Furt on July 23, 2022, 09:07:37 PM
Brilliant! Citizens look amazing.

That dumpster image is something else.  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: syrinx0 on July 24, 2022, 02:48:24 AM
Fantastic dark and dirty scenes.  Love the attention to detail you show with the posters. 
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: has.been on July 24, 2022, 06:27:42 AM
I love watching the work you do.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: Vanvlak on July 24, 2022, 03:41:20 PM
The painting is SO crisp!
And the scenery is impeccable. Is the hand grenade brain poster original? It's brilliant  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 24, 2022, 04:53:20 PM
The whole effect is great. I love the dumpsters with the gothic arches!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 25, 2022, 03:41:59 AM
Thanks everyone, appreciated!

Is the hand grenade brain poster original? It's brilliant  8)

I cut that out of a graphic design magazine many years ago, been saving it ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Grimdark Citizens
Post by: Seal on July 25, 2022, 05:07:48 AM
There is a lot of incredible painting here. Your creativity is amazing. I have to echo that dumpster scene is fantastic...all of your work is fantastic. :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eisenhorn vs. Glaw
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 30, 2022, 02:15:56 AM
Thanks!!!

Up for perusal is this months Inquisition offering, the Eisenhorn vs. Glaw Black Library limited edition diorama. This was a tough one to get a hold of... all thanks to Jon Boyce, who tracked down someone that had the set and might be willing to sell it. Took well over a year to get a hold of. Sort of rough sculpts, a bit awkward, hard to paint, and certainly not my best work... but here it is.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiuJvRP1y_ew3kbJ1vt1FsIzFn0kQ6-be_KmEdXwj8oR_yzoYJRk_t5kpMVSp0jUEvL4vhQXRvP34GFVjNnc8b_tL9yi_xwHYGZc2lTDkHbp9n8X-PMm_TJCwf4a_zF_5ESuqZ1mcbLZ6_4zmOWaBuTHlCrW5tWxkvcA9WR71mcQb2fnxON721eoXZE/s1000/Eisenhorn-vs-Glaw-1.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgefh6bF2jZ1DucyBIMOusNDxa0G48iR-z5CtyJHdQ4dYJ7K29UOTYjAjwT-G4tkFPFSje_yKfYbF5g9ZvYdreFcJPbC-iufN2PnKOI2cPmN0446OXQzBUQPFmSP9dmDae69XwiD9sbFQljPcynXtxc1etyI5ga7BTtqexsfU-mCB2kUUABsf6N0H0N/s1000/Eisenhorn-vs-Glaw.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjbEBnzRmu2lR60UKSreUKeXS3znkzedk_T07MyyaK1mF3Vn0j8X6J3eH1HoU2qIucvGvs-ye2gqLrj_p_1OaDvrtCIEqcvbRAlIzq9681UtCj6b78Yu573x1PNjD0ONttaaX7ZHClRe4Nk-9oq36qxlfFJUpcdsHiF4SurV7BAKKwPCRvnfBVUzH2g/s1000/Eisenhorn-vs-Glaw-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eisenhorn vs. Glaw
Post by: Blackwolf on July 30, 2022, 02:25:07 AM
Well done :-*
Always satisfying to get some miniatures one has been searching for, especially these two Dan Abnett characters.  One of his best series of books (if only he’d do a sequel to Double Eagle…).
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eisenhorn vs. Glaw
Post by: Dr Mathias on July 30, 2022, 02:59:22 AM
Well done :-*
Always satisfying to get some miniatures one has been searching for, especially these two Dan Abnett characters.  One of his best series of books (if only he’d do a sequel to Double Eagle…).

Thanks, appreciated.

June and July were weird, weird months... managed to pick up six or so really rare minis I'd been looking for- in some cases for several years.

I really enjoy the Eisenhorn/Ravenor series, I've read it twice and it has inspired a few things in this thread for sure. I'll check out the book you mentioned!

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Eisenhorn vs. Glaw
Post by: has.been on July 30, 2022, 06:50:34 AM
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and certainly not my best work.

I'll take that standard of painting any day. :D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Olhammer Style Space Pirates
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 02, 2022, 07:18:37 PM
A little more fun to paint than the last offering, I recently finished up two Oldhammer style space pirates made by Satyr Art Studio. They fit perfectly with the 80s figures.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhEqDbsw_dTdhwWpiITinoZIVufEcw-Tb0dfdWXhozanKjY1S7e7aVdW1QJwukCgCSo2Eih2nR8RbfCLWbdz4NmnuYZ2h2gQwGlW1ANPln1Z2XlIdTkdHk2cA44mUxLdqKPRje-pKsSl6vnyvs4ETzLZ9AJNvdYak7qCdMkLY3NoT5EBnBF2-LnQw02/s1800/Oldhammer-Pirates-Group-1800.jpg)

Satyr Art minis are the first and fourth, from the left.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Olhammer Style Space Pirates
Post by: Orctrader on August 02, 2022, 07:44:41 PM
(http://)
...space pirates...

Are brilliant.   :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Pirates
Post by: Raedwald on August 03, 2022, 05:24:23 AM
They look fantastic, what a superb group shot!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Pirates
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 03, 2022, 07:14:41 AM
outstanding group of figures
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Pirates
Post by: syrinx0 on August 06, 2022, 01:30:38 AM
That is a wonderfully colorful & ragtag bunch of space pirates.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 09, 2022, 11:00:24 PM
Recently painted some oldhammer style squats to join in with my mining survey team (completed over a year ago when I was doing the Adventurers range).
A mix of Black Tree, Kromlech medic, GW, and a Satyr Arts powerboarder.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEic8pOZ45jW4-PsmA7ckmDHN8fz17EqI5eDN8CTnrHkf2mJjRg2ac_O1lt0nBHQuqXk-6gYZTKR9MI69owFGHdG_bVCe1nyHOz2gDRlqBGF1WvtpII79Dx7cbmhmJpE0qaHQZl119zC1rMG04-E6GaqcJ4cZW_3qdUKZrRwMG1R4NiOPlfOD_12k0LQ/s1200/40k-Oldhammer-Style-Squats-Aug-2022.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhnnhwnTf5F_gvXvD4DGGiK28H7s_i6xO0Cr7-30FRm-9D1Pn1C3Gxv4cyL25cTqyEwnB7NcgPMpeqEE8ysiS81FnNU0QWIlSK-VNx_N3sCPL_u61R7UhaZovswR_f_qMEPbQ5lZkePtU7EDY01PPxdtSksKASPg8B2i6nmJmlkE3IvNATfwT5piGsN/s2400/40k-Squats-Force-Full-Group-Aug-2022.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Vanvlak on August 10, 2022, 04:59:27 AM
They fit superbly together even though they're from different manufacturers, and the colours suit them to a t. Those checks on the chainsword are splendid.
Also - mole mortars!  :-*
Industrial yellow works well on them.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: JollyBob on August 10, 2022, 09:38:43 AM
They are excellent.  :-*

I'd always glossed over the BTD squats because of the rubbish pictures on the website, but seeing them done properly makes me want some!
Did someone more reliable take them on when BTD binned all their sci-fi stuff?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 10, 2022, 09:50:01 AM
Superb  8)

They really blend well together.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Mason on August 10, 2022, 10:07:55 AM
Stunning!
 :-* :-*

Checks on a chainsword!
Madness, I tell ya...
 :o :o

I did not know Black Tree did Squats.
If they are the ones with the forage caps, they are lovely.
 8) 8)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: JollyBob on August 10, 2022, 10:20:48 AM

I did not know Black Tree did Squats.
If they are the ones with the forage caps, they are lovely.
 8) 8)

They are, and they don't.... see my post above. They shed all the scifi lines a few years ago when they went international and I've no idea who, if anyone, picked them up.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 10, 2022, 02:55:15 PM
Thanks all, this has been another fun little offshoot project.

They are, and they don't.... see my post above. They shed all the scifi lines a few years ago when they went international and I've no idea who, if anyone, picked them up.

I really don't know about that. I picked these up on eBay several years ago- I originally thought they were Heartbreaker or some other 3rd party group emulating the look.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: manic _miner on August 10, 2022, 05:37:44 PM
 That is a great collection of Squats and wonderfully painted too.

 Also got to say the terrain looks amazing.

 The Blacktree Squats were only three packs as far as i know.I have two of them.The little sci-fi Halflings they did were cool too.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Elk101 on August 10, 2022, 06:54:26 PM
It's the paintjobs that make it work. Great to see them.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Inso on August 11, 2022, 06:25:41 AM
Fantastic little warband of Squats :) . It's a classic case of bringing a selection of different ranges together with a quality paint job. I love it :) .
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Raedwald on August 12, 2022, 05:36:54 AM
These are so good. A delight to behold!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Black Crab Relic Hunters
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 21, 2022, 05:34:56 PM
A few additions to the relic hunter/mendicant procession. Meridian Miniatures/Black Crab and one from Wilhlem Miniatures with a new face from Statuesque.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhk4mU7dDOqFy3J4HvH9T7gu5UfuOYuYyGQoPEM0SXcTNRVUDd2_mh4ASHkb8k6w9XoUFwqvu7zImJRsrK91L8WTxoYblia3ArpknYdlRUaG_fwTBFP5BIJ-J1w4_ZKdXcsiMbP655Wn9mW4hh_x_EfxL2f1rCMPjeamQLt4EiMo9pwcMjTZUNlOcno/s1200/40k-Mendicant-Citizen-Relic-Hunters-Group-Aug-2022.jpg)

Excerpt from Esoteric Pilgrimage Destinations of the Gothic Sector, Volume 1, by Adept Matthias Laetorius.

"On occasion, in the more scared pilgrimage destinations, one may encounter high ranking adepts that have abandoned their important stations for the life of a pious mendicant. Sanctioned with a special indulgence by the Adeptus Ministorum, taking such a vow releases them from their former positions and allows them to serve the Emperor in new ways. Naturally this causes the Administratum a certain degree of consternation, and it is said that many a bloodline engineered by the Orders Famulous has been unexpectedly disrupted by noble pilgrims abandoning their duties due to sudden bursts of fervor and spiritual visions.”

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgy4qTW8BEKSQzdWGzvAKrPe0akn3PbQkd3qsLag8SnMZMfr1mnlpChlz5TayFC8_j_lqfOof0sk2lX6XGRKdqT0a_iX0rYswL1fj8F28oK8aW3Qwzp70fBaVDunujc5UfV5x5uLXIa5f1AlaaqYFAz1aDC4DcpIl8NqKpr1KZg7og_HQ3qqeMiAlr_/s1200/40k-Mendicant-Citizen-Relic-Hunters-Group-2-Aug-2022.jpg)

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: MaleGriffin on August 21, 2022, 05:49:41 PM
I don't usually haunt this topic, but I have to say, this is an absolutely fantastic thread and the brushwork is absolutely brilliant!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Vanvlak on August 21, 2022, 06:45:22 PM
Superb - I just can't decide which is my favourite of this little and supremely weird lot - probably the fellow buried under a mountain of prayer tags.  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 21, 2022, 06:53:14 PM
Excellent, love the blue  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: syrinx0 on August 21, 2022, 09:18:03 PM
Love the procession.  The background terrain is superb.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Furt on August 21, 2022, 11:03:23 PM
That scene is so nicely done. Just awesome.  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: blacksoilbill on August 22, 2022, 12:58:27 AM
Beautiful work on those new figures, and the procession looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: has.been on August 22, 2022, 06:55:40 AM
I agree with ALL the positive comments.
Keep it up, please. :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Ockman on August 30, 2022, 11:56:36 AM
Yet another lovely piece!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: DivisMal on August 30, 2022, 10:08:49 PM
The whole idea is brilliant!  :o And that blue….awesome. :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Oldhammer Style Squats
Post by: Daeothar on August 31, 2022, 08:24:50 AM
Especially all of them together in procession truly shows them off. And to have them with such an epic background pulls the whole scene from great to awesome! :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Harrow'e'en on Ophatran Secundus
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 02, 2022, 12:59:44 AM
Excerpt from Esoteric Pilgrimage Destinations of the Gothic Sector, Volume 7, by Adept Matthias Laetorius.

"The Harrow'e'en celebration on Ophatran Secundus coincides with the traditional yearly arrival of the Emperor's Tithe Fleet. Although major functions begin a day before the first voidship docks with the orbital stations above the planet, there are several preparatory stages. The most important ritual observance, which sets the date of Harrow'e'en, is a confluence of officials from the Adeptus Astra Telepathica and the Navis Nobilite. The assembled adepts consult the planet's ancient orrery, and contact the fleet's chief astropath to pinpoint the imminent arrival.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjTLqOTtf_JIThuC-SPBC_KdQgohVP8ZHDNyuktK6UCz7zTbTDLl-OOEMX_qplHkFTau57otJwnAE0ydfe2RoaDLdgoGaVIfAjnxWayV9r57GgCZELNUGHPeZmLTt8qOLuWbnRNe0F2OzAp1gKTYQH7PmZR2fBEkguCwVFJEAcMFaeSRHth_YyABfgB/s2000/Harroween-2022-Scene-4.jpg)

Once the arrival date has been formally announced by the Imperial Governor, the citizens of the capitol throng to the shrine district. The multitudes pass through the Crusader Gates and into the Ecclesiastic precinct. Crusaders stand in watchful vigil and priests find positions that carry their voices to the crowds. The people of Ophatran believe that vengeful and malignant warp entities cling to the voidships, and that the veil between the Empyrean and reality are thin on Harrow'e'en. The priests recite horrifying tales of these creatures of the Immaterium, and the prayers to combat them.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhivPMdN11PK5fIp7AIOm3uqgvfbB8RQO2P6GXitdhEfnEzbTe7AE6N1B2-6apzSoUG_3lcrwK6L_did0PZV97BArBf5zvVUmJBuhzCmAb0u-hDreAS5Cvl-RBJwjlk6qOKH1lg8acZ9yiGzqt9g9cSRWIf91mPjJBbRMKAjX86D85nW1IR34x3uOQg/s2000/Harroween-2022-Scene-6.jpg)

The most exciting event, certainly from the perspective of the children, is the day preceding the docking of the first voidship. On this day, most of the citizens stay indoors, and those that venture out are likely to meet with a procession led by a ‘Spirit of the Warp’. Children that are able to recite their hymns are allowed to wear outlandish costumes, and roam the streets seeking citizens for the procession to test. Anyone stopped by these roaming waifs must stop and recite the proper prayers of protection, or suffer admonishment from the Adepta Sororitas that accompany the procession.”

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjMIOUI5eyhkMhQtID1YbZDcnsX1OVYuRUZvWRfpB_s8pfS7Sat6p3Qn5sm50t2KyoG4Vm38shqG-3XQbDdJbgdt81jyZpaNpDepb_CqzQIXBIcl-iwtxcRLw5yGed7_FFxSixrlrAjX5uBTkBxDhLPBa5TZWfiEYGSR4QIjCtIKkNSIWHOJpyuq5sl/s2000/Harroween-2022-Scene-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: syrinx0 on November 02, 2022, 02:46:51 AM
The Harrow'e'en celebration is a true instant classic.   :-*

Magnificent story, diorama's and photography.  Have you thought about doing a coffee table book (pdf) of these collected tales?  ;D
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: has.been on November 02, 2022, 06:47:39 AM
Once again lovely stuff.  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Ockman on November 02, 2022, 07:20:13 AM
Dr Mathias, this is utterly amazing! Excellent!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: OSHIROmodels on November 02, 2022, 07:35:10 AM
So cool  8)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Vanvlak on November 02, 2022, 08:17:14 AM
That's a hat trick of pics and a treat  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: hubbabubba on November 02, 2022, 08:34:23 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Bearwoodman on November 02, 2022, 08:59:32 AM
Excellent work! The painting is superb and the writing adds a subtle but deliciously grim flavour.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: YPU on November 02, 2022, 09:27:38 AM
wow
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Daeothar on November 02, 2022, 09:33:43 AM
Storytelling in a single picture is an art in itself. Combine that with wonderful terrain and beautiful miniatures and something truly special emerges.

An absolutely stunning display, Dr...  8) :-*

PS: I absolutely love the statue of the saint with the missilelauncher. Is that a printed or converted piece?
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Belligerentparrot on November 02, 2022, 10:30:02 AM
I'm out of my seat, giving you a standing ovation! Bravo sir, bravo!
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Bloggard on November 02, 2022, 10:40:29 AM
fantastic stuff  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Mason on November 02, 2022, 11:39:26 AM
Great scenes!
Loving the back story too.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 03, 2022, 12:31:45 AM
Thanks everyone, appreciated. My hobby productivity plummets once school starts up, but I managed to find time to paint a thing or two, take photos, and knock out a little narrative. I really enjoy writing as an observer taking in the peculiar practices of the 40k setting.

PS: I absolutely love the statue of the saint with the missilelauncher. Is that a printed or converted piece?

It is printed, from a couple sources I 'digitally kitbashed' together. The launcher was from a paid file, so I'm not really distributing the file as is- but I am planning to make my own launcher and I'll be able to distribute a new mashup somehow or another.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: NotifyGrout on November 09, 2022, 07:33:06 PM
I absolutely love the statue of the saint with the missilelauncher. Is that a printed or converted piece?

Our Lady of the Blessed Fragmentation :D I like that statue a great deal- it's a perfect 40k twist on old fashioned religious iconography.

The story is great, by the way. I much prefer the earlier, less-serious 40k to the current lore, and the idea that the kids can have some supervised fun (but only if they learn their prayers!) feels a lot more believable.

I will add my vote to compiling all of these stories in one place, whether it's a book or a blog  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - Halloween 40K Style
Post by: Genghis on November 11, 2022, 05:21:48 PM
I seem to have been away from this thread for a little while and have had several pages to catch up on.  As ever, it's all wonderful stuff and I'm insanely jealous.   ;)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Mandalorkian
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 12, 2022, 03:46:18 AM
Thanks guys :)

I'll give creating a compilation of narratives and images a thought. Might be fun to do!

For now, I leave the city and offer up 'The Mandalorkian'. I painted a Wargames Exclusive goblin in a Baby Yoda style carrier a while back, and had been wanting to make a guardian for him. Once I saw Puppets War had a 3D printable set with a Boba Fett helmet, it was a matter of printing one off and making a proper disintegrator rifle.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiqomGRIk6CgtVxeaseZ41l5NW1Z8Nloqh8dN5pyh7vCGsNSCDUKFWTiK3ve5OmZ5CVioaAHwL_-aZ6JiSoHMfO3CVOLxJm8T9hj1F_-eShtSRqt6mIppFu7NqnyOYZcCKvqGX37UXbVgCGib9b-l3nEVQqR0iQmSPqa49n7wGLUDRTHQcf5pLo9gmR/s1200/Mandolorkian-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Mandalorkian
Post by: syrinx0 on November 12, 2022, 05:01:35 AM
The Mandalorkian. 

And just like that a new series is born.  How could you go wrong with a Disney series created in the W40K mythos?  :)
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Mandalorkian
Post by: hubbabubba on November 12, 2022, 12:13:42 PM
That's just wrong on all sorts of levels.

You're a bad man and should know better.

Well done.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Mandalorkian
Post by: has.been on November 12, 2022, 01:10:35 PM
Quote
That's just wrong on all sorts of levels.

You're a bad man and should know better.

Well done.

+1, I love it.
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Mandalorkian
Post by: Bloggard on November 12, 2022, 01:57:14 PM
just getting better and better, if that's possible  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Mathias's Warhammer 40K Thread - The Mandalorkian
Post by: Daeothar on November 15, 2022, 11:03:43 AM
That gobbo just hits way too close to the mark; brilliant! And the guardian is pretty spiffy too!

This is the Waaagh!!