Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Double post...ohhhh

so I decided I am gonna work on a side project, During my Hidden Hands of the Emperor ETL. Parts, models, and other stuff has been ordered and now I am just waiting for it to come in. This will be a small project that will lead into a Huge Project for my 40k armies leading up to a Massive Combined Imperial army.

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Post 3- Vow#1 day 2 and Day 3

I fell behind updating the blog a little....

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Update #2

Not much to report today did more black painting on the squads down to Squad IV needing there black paints and 1 member of Squad III remaining.


Squad V is seen at the bottom in this photo but does not count towards the vow.

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Update #3

Black paint completed, still need to highlight it.

To do still:
Pouches, grenades, gear
Odds and ends (optics and such)
Camo cloaks

But once that is done I'll have 25 scouts done for the Army.


And figure out if I want to camo paint the sniper rifles or do them green and black or green and brown

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Post 2- Vow #1 day 1

Day 1 down!

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Update #1

After work last night I took my "before" picture and submitted it for my ETL Vow. I then started getting some colors down on the scouts. I vowed to paint 20-25 scouts from 4 squads, but as I took them out of the display case I went ahead an pulled the squad that was started out too. This squad wont count towards the vow but it would nice to get them painted up too. I am hoping to get time to build and prime the other 10 bolter scouts for the 2 bolter/ missile launcher squads (5 each) but they are not being included in the vow as I did not vow them but plan on cranking them out as part of Vow #1.

What I got done so far:

Before Pictures:
Squad VII Venze to the Left and Squad VI Archlift to the right

Squad III Felk on the Left and Squad IV Tomez on the Right
After pictures:

Squad V led by Veteran Sgt Helios (not pictured/ not part of the vow)- One bolter scout was primed green and his camo cloak was Steel Legion drab. I painted parts to be metallic and black, abaddon black. The 2 other bolter scouts and the missile launcher scout were already this far and Veteran Sgt Helios is done. 

Veteran Sgt Hector Helios of the 10th Co Raptors, V Scout Squad

Squad VI led by Veteran Sgt Archlift (squad closes to the bottom)- Camo Cloaks based with Steel Legion Drab, metallic and black areas received first coat of abaddon black. Veteran Sgt Archlift also received his black Veteran stripe. 

Squad VII led by Veteran Sgt Venze (second from the bottom)- camo cloaks base coated, 3 of 5 weapons done in black base coat- this may change to a different color unsure currently. Fatigues and hair and other metallic parts are black on 3 of 5 models.

Squad IV led by Veteran Sgt Tomez (second from top)- Veteran Sgt Tomez received his black Veteran Sgt Stripe. 

Squad III led by Veteran Sgt  Felk (top squad)- Veteran Sgt Felk received his black Veteran Sgt Stripe. 

Hopefully I'll finish the black sections tonight. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hidden Hands of the Emperor Post 1- Vow #1 made

So the Hidden Hands of the Emperor ETL Vow is now Live!

Originally slated to start at midnight on June 15th, 2017 12:00 am and run until September 14th,2017  11:59 pm, Valaas the ring leader for this ETL said it was ok to start vows with midnight already hitting New Zealand and Australia.

 the Vows/ Challenges available 
  • HQ
  • Elites
  • Troops
  • Fast Attack
  • Heavy Support
There will also be three bonus awards available during the challenge:

  • Race Bannon Challenge - complete a model to represent our hard working Raven Guard moderator, it can be a character or a rank an file trooper. I know a few have done this already so rather than you making another one, you can post your completed Race. (easy win for those who have done one before).

    If a participant completes the Race Bannon Challenge a Laurel Wreath will be added to the unit type 'pip' i.e. If a Sternguard Veteran Sergeant is modeled as Race, the Laurel will appear around the Elites 'pip' on the Banner.
  • Flyer Challenge - A bonus 'Pip' will be awarded for those participants who vow and complete a Flyer choice, though this is not required to 'light' the Aquilla.
  • Lord of War Challenge - A bonus 'Pip' will be awarded for those participants who vow and complete a Lord of War choice, though this is not required to 'light' the Aquilla. (I will not be competing this one at this time) 
For my 1st Vow, I went with my 4 scout squads so this will complete my troops option. I may be upgrading my 2 bolter squads to 10 man during this depending how long it takes me to paint the other squads. Squad V lead by Sgt Helios will not be part of the vow as that squad was started and is not allowed to be a participant, even if I added the extra 5 men to it, but ill work on them along the others so I can have them all done.  

At this time I'm not sure what I'll make my 2nd vow....not the planned predator for heavy support tho.