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Sisters of battle army by Kovski Sisters of battle army by Kovski
So, here's my complete sisters of battle army. It took about four years to finish, mainly due to my own laziness and other projects.

It's hard to get a good photo of the whole force, but hopefully you can at least get an idea of what they look like.
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where is the organ?
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WarioPunk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work, the seraphim wings conversion is very cool.
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KingNothing90 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Really nice... I'm starting to like Warhammer 40k a whole lot and The Sisters can probably become my favorite faction. I'm curious: Are there only metal miniatures available? Are there pros and cons to metal /plastic miniatures? So far I only have some plastic miniatures since I've just started collecting and painting miniatures.

One more thing: According to you, do you know why or if the Sisters are a bit... "poorly presented" compared to the other factions? The only codex I've seen for The Sisters so far was... pretty "meh"...
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Kovski Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)

As far as I know only metal miniatures are available for sisters. Back in the day metal minis were better looking (IMO) than the plastics in general. However, now it seems that plastic minis are pretty much as good looking (just take a look at the dark eldar range) while also being waaaaayyyyy easier to convert.

I guess sisters just don't sell enough for GW to make them stand out more. No sales, no presentation. They remain a bit of a curiosity I guess. As for the latest codex that was published in white dwarf, well, I haven't played a single game with my sisters since... Anyway, since the new 6th edition allows allies I think a few sister units might make a fun addition for another army.
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KingNothing90 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
A real shame, I find them to be a very inspiring faction, even though they're pretty much the most fanatical of what mankind has to offer (if I'm not mistaken). I suppose the "go to kitshen and makes I sandwitch woman lolz" attitude isn't helping too much. Seriously... Whenever I've tried finding lore on the Sisters I pretty much always end up on some freaking site where people are more interested in twisted pornography rather than actual lore, making it pretty damn hard for a "noob" like me to find some proper facts... Apparently it's very intriguing to the "fans" whether the Sisters "fall" (as they call it) to Slaanesh or not... I'm not too surprised though, as long as it looks "female", you can make pornography out of it. Fun! -.- I'm ranting.

So! Could you recommend some units for me? I'm probably going to order some Sisters as soon as I'm done with my other miniatures, are there any "easy to paint"/good "starters" units you could recommend for me?

Thanks for your time.
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Kovski Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The fluff in the 3rd edition codex (their last proper book) is pretty good IMO, but you're right about the fanfic...

As for the minis, hmm, there really aren't any "easy to paint"-units as they all have basically the same heavily detailed power armor. However, since you're going to need a few troop units anyway I'd go for them. That is, your basic battle sisters. In fact, apart from the heavy weapons troops, sisters repentia and seraphim there really isn't much variation in the sisters line :D So get some basic sisters, some special weapons and maybe a sister superior and make yourself a battle sister squad. You could of course get them an immolator or rhino as transport if you like painting tanks.

Oh, and the excorcist tank is good on the tabletop, or so they say :) I never got one myself since the original tank looks rather odd IMO and the forge world variant, while nice looking, is pretty expensive. But anyway, check it out.

As for painting them, blacks, reds and whites seem to be popular (so if you wish to stand out steer clear of them :D ) IMO down-to-earth tones suit them well, metallics might be good too. Anyway, good luck with them and have fun!
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skaterneogirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
The official games workshop model for the exorcist is really nice both to look at and to paint.

Fluff wise there's some in the newest rulebook to do with Sisters but the most of it is in the white dwarf issues with the sisters codex in them.

And your models look really nice, I wish I could paint as well :(
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KingNothing90 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks a lot for the advice, I'm probably going to get myself some Battle Sisters, a veteran (superior?), Repentias and a Mistress of Pain once I'm done with my old Chaos marines and Eldar guardians... If memory serves, the Exorcist looked really snazzy.. ^^ Instruments on it and all, I'm probably gonna get something like that if I ever get better at painting miniatures in general. I haven't really checked out all the orders yet, but I'm probably not going to pick the Red, Black & White, at least not before I know more about each order..

Again! Thanks for the info, have a good one! ;)
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dudescifi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Fantastic! I have one squad started, spent a LONG time on my Inquisitor and retinue.
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Phototoxin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Looks awesome :-)
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anjetto Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful
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hizoka299 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
pinta, niņa y santa maria.
exelente detalle.
exellent detail :D
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RoryCoreII Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
awesome stuff man
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wisemantonofski Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Magnificent, I wouldn't want to see that staring at me from the other side of the battlefield that's for sure!!!!
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EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Nice!

I dropped everything and started collecting SOB when they first came out.

I can field 200 Sisters plus 5 tanks, 20 Seraphim, 20 Retributors, and then HQ.

Plus Assassins, Librarians, Inquisition, etc...

I like to use big blocks of troops (20). They soak up a ton of damage and can dish some out in return.

Whirlwinds, they gotta be used in tandem, otherwise they don't do too much.

Good stuff!
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HarryBulger Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice hawk wing conversion on the seraphims, ive started a sister army and only have 1 model finished.
itll probably be apocalypse ready by 2012.
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F4S4N Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Awesome painted army!
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol u named ur tanks after Columbus's ships?
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Not being a WH40K player myself, but more of a Dawn of War player, I really love the work you've put into these.

The drybrushing on the tanks is great, I especially like the way you've personalised them and named them (though personally I would have given them latin names).

I always used to paint WH40K models when I was in my early teens and you, my friend have inspired me to grab a box of Battle Sisters and get painting again!
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eatorsofthedead Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Nice Army, good color scheme
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TheMikko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
LMAO Ja NYT mä tajuun et puhut suomee. XD Helvetin hieno armeija, mahtoi olla aika urakka vaikka noin isolle aikavälille jaettu. Just itse aloittelen oman mariini ja/tai Tyranid armeijan väsäämistä (ostin Tyranid armeijaboksin, mut sit hankittiin kaverin kaa Black Reach boxi ja mariineist tulee nyt sit mun #1 armeija. XP ).
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Kovski Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Kiitoksia. Kyllähän noissa tietennii oli työtä, mutta toisaalta jo aloittaessa oli ideana käyttän näihin enemmän aikaa. Sivussa tuli jatkettua vanhaa kaarti-joukkoa ja aloitettua Imperial Fist-marinet, joita maalasin vähän nopeammalla tahdilla (ja siltä ne myös näyttää, ei passaa katsoa metriä lähempää :D) Vaihtelu virkistää...
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Oz-Walsh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Glad to see someone collected the Sisters.
Very nice paint job, especially the grimy detail on the vehicles. Love the touch of them being named too :)
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japookins Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
that is a sharp looking army
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wethops Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Wow..awesome...and um mine is not anywhere near that amazing. Well done
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daeda1uss Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Beautiful work, but you know someone has to ask... might as well be me...

How Many Points???

:)
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Kovski Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) It's almost exactly 1500 points.
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Dexxter011 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
The army is stunning! Great color scheme! Good job!
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sanduuur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
wow nice force, i'm plannin on startin a army of sob myself, any pointers?
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Kovski Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) As for advice on the sisters, go for the units you like the most (be it their appearance or game effectiveness, but do not just go to a random 40K-forum and pick a ready-made, tournament tested min-maxed army list, that's just plain uncreative...) :D Really, it all depends on your preferences. I for one like the pure SoB-force without any inquisitorial forces.
As for painting them, first of all try to pick a color scheme that you like. The GW's black-red-white scheme is quite obvious, but almost any combination of those colors suit the sisters well. Of course, if you wish to create a completely new color scheme then go for it! I'd just try to stay away from too bright or "happy" colors though.
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work.
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MobiusKlein Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Really really really awesome! I love your army
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zashaa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Wow! Greatly painted.
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Filmographer
That blessed weapon is one huge motherfucker o_o

Four years? I'm at two now, and didint even finish a single squad yet xD
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Saekhor Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Woah, nice army and colour scheme...it really brings out the detail and theme of the army of the Ordo Hereticus..well done.
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Kovski Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comments and the fave :)
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Saekhor Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
No problem...

My sister of battle army isn't as highly detailed as yours, no way near to be honest..but yeah

My one has Gold for the armour and Red for the cloth, going for a Cosdondians (sp?) look..

Can't wait for more pictures.
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Van-Schneider Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
wow, fantastic work here :wow:
your diligence has certainly paid off ;)
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Kdar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
The overall look is really great, neat and clear.
This army is definetly worth the time spent on it, congrats for this good work ^^
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gowsk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Yikes, and I thought my sisters looked good! Solid colour scheme and a masterful paint job. I love what you've done with the Seraphim's jump packs. The tank names are a nice touch too. :)
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Taapi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
"Mad Max kohtaa TMNTurtlesit" Hauskasti nimesit nuo... vaunut. Ensin ihmettelin tota "Pintaa" mutta sitten tajusin viittauksen Kolumbukseen.
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Kovski Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
' "Mad Max kohtaa TMNTurtlesit" ' Kreisein kuvaus näistä kyllä koskaan :D Täytyy pohtia mitä tällä tarkoitetaan.
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