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The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/08/31 17:17:38


Post by: Solar_lion


As requested I am putting together a Lamenters blog. Truely not one of the most popular chapters, but from which seems to have gotten more attention thru the release of the Badab War books from ForgeWorld.

Being a Lamenter Player is challenging. I started this Chapter based off of the need to produce a Badab war army for Adepticon 2011. We were all aligned to play one of the Warders and since I did not relish the Executioner or the Astral/Tiger/claws paint scheme I went with the only available choice ( Mantis Warriors were all ready taken by... well if your a regular dakkite you should be able to answer this yourself).

I'm using this as a place to showcase my journey back into 40K. This is the first real Army I have painted since the release of the 3rd ed. The paint standards have greatly improved as well as the techniques. I have been a Dakka regular for some time and have gleened alot of info; My work keeps me from becoming avid painter. So updates will be slow in coming, but will put up what I have to start and hopefull get into a steady pattern.

Again all comments are welcome, thanks for looking.

SL

PS. I'll be updating the pictures . These are alot of WIP shot as I franticly worked to get my stuff done for the tourney.


Here is my opening shot. One of two SR and an Assault squad w/JP

[Thumb - Raven +.JPG]


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/08/31 17:21:49


Post by: Solar_lion


A closer shot of some of my Assualt squad, Notably the Sarge. There were prior to all the bases completed.

[Thumb - Jump 1 sarge.jpg]


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/08/31 19:21:29


Post by: Dual Face


I like these guys it could just be me but the yellows look a little flat, (they're still well done though)

also, great job on the freehand checkers, it looks great


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/08/31 19:28:24


Post by: DX3


I think yellow looks really good when done right - and to me, these look great!

Maybe I should paint my yellow marines..

What are you thinking about for the bases ?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/08/31 23:14:04


Post by: Astroman


I love to see lesser used chapters, regardless of your motive for using them. Very well done start to your army. The checker patterns look good. I've been using yellow quite a bit lately, having generally avoided it in the past. It is tough to work with compared to most colors, but you've got a real strong vibrant yellow going that works well for a full army IMO.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/08/31 23:19:08


Post by: Gen.Von Riech


Looking very good.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/08/31 23:38:57


Post by: Element206


Nice intricate work on the checkered patterns. I love the Lamenters and would have painted my Blood Angels as Lamenters if I hadnt discovered them months after beginning my BA project. You have a very nice start though.

Are those the Iron Pattern Jumppacks from Maxmini?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/01 04:10:38


Post by: slice'n'dice


Hi Solar_lion,

Nice looking marines - I'm also considering doing lamenters as my next project, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours. Will you be theming your lamenters in any particular way?

Look forward to seeing more!

S&D


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/01 04:30:35


Post by: Uhlan


I honestly didn't know the lamenters were yellow. I thought they were a yellow/green or Chartreuse in color.

http://marketplace.hgtv.com/Product.aspx?Lid=4095-8110755


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/01 04:35:23


Post by: Jimsolo


I like it so far. You did a great job with the hair on the sergeant.

I don't do Forgeworld, so forgive me, but what the heck is the big flying vehicle thing? Never seen a model like that before.

Those tiny little checks must have given you fits. Kudos on your patience.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/01 11:28:29


Post by: Theofilos


Really good job!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/01 12:04:08


Post by: Solar_lion


Duel face: I thinks it's my camera. Most of my photos are from my phone. I should run them thru photoshop

DX3" Thanks. The bases are actually done. I went with a High desert look. I'm planning on getting some new picks up af all the completed models this weekend.

Astro: Thanks. still working on getting yellow " right"

GVR: Thanks

Element" Thanks, No there Chapterhouse. I didn't put the small little flaps on.. I just figured there Jump not jet packs, How much steering do you get/need in a short jump?

S&D: Thanks.. My Lamenters are a Pre-Badab and Badab era chapter. So I'm going with almost all beakie helms, more gothic looking vech ( using current models, but looking at making them more retro 40K). I almost don't build anything directly out of the box. I pretty much " bit " out all the sprus and build what looks right to me.

Uhlan: I've seen then lots of shade of yellow. from bright to almost golden. I guess that is cool about it. Everyone has the oppertunity to interpret their own version. Look at all the BA chapters here on Dakka. lots of variations. Same for Ultramarine blue.

Jimsolo: Thanks. Still learning all the ins and outs of face/hair painting. light skinned/ blond hair. lots of fade out. The Stormraven is an actual GW model kit. Ironicly I was all set to build one from scratch. ( there are some intresting scratch built versions out there) and bought a lot of kits to use for parts. Then just months till the tourney, GW releases the SR kit. Pressed for time I go with the kit. It would have been intresting to build from My interpetation thou.

Theolfils: Thanks


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/01 12:07:19


Post by: shingouki


I think they look great,the jump packs are a very cool touch.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/01 18:55:55


Post by: Solar_lion


A glimse at the interior of the SR (early picture)
It also show the need to " mask out" the area you intend to attach other peices too.( assuming you build it in peices)

[Thumb - Raven1A.jpg]


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/02 08:51:21


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Yellows a tough one either its good or it sucks i think its obvious what this one is


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/02 10:51:04


Post by: Bullfrog


They're yellow, therefore automatically great. A touch on the bright side for my taste but still very nicely done.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/02 12:04:12


Post by: Morathi's Darkest Sin


No idea why, but I've seen a couple of Lamenters Stormraven's now, and the scheme really suits them.

Nice work.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/02 18:56:04


Post by: Necroagogo


I absolutely adore these Lamenters - I can't put my finger on it, but the yellow makes the PA look more 'real' than a lot of other schemes I've seen.

Despite your great paintjob, however, the Storm Raven still looks ... not so good.

Looking forward to seeing more of the army!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/02 20:29:36


Post by: Gitsplitta


They look really good SL, glad you finally posted them. I would suggest that the clean yellow paint job does not translate as well through your camera as it does in RL. I have a suggestion for you...

Yellow is one of those colors that responds really well to weathering and battle damage. As a matter of fact it almost requires it to look right. Big surfaces like vehicles just beg for extra detail like that. There are some great tuts on dakka. Give them a go!

A bit of work and your SRs will really look like they've been in the #hit! For a chapter with the storied history of the Lamenters... that's a good thing!



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/09/02 22:05:34


Post by: doowopapocalypse


That's a very crisp yellow. Good job.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/03 19:12:53


Post by: Solar_lion


ok so I been busy getting caught up on other projects. Namely GMS swaps. Fortunitly the trade most prople want are for my Lamenters, so It gives me a chance to work out a few new models and explore some new techniques.
Dev Sarge for Whale music.


First Lamenter terminator I've done. Still would like to do more with the poses and maybe a little more dramatic/ hearldic paint scheme. Still I'm pleased with the first attempt.


I have 4 dev. I'm working on currently and a razorback for them. Will have to re-do the sarge as he will be mailed out soon.

Sl


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/03 19:28:46


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice yellows on both. Crisp and clean.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 11:33:02


Post by: IceAngel


I like the new stuff SL. I think the devs with the razorback will be nice. What weapons layout are you using? Any thoughts on how you will be changing your army for this year?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 13:08:13


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks,

Ice - so far I have a PC, HB, MM and LC, thou I plan to build the additional HB and LC that comes with the spru. I have another Dev. box set as well so I'll do the same. This way I can maximize my load out to any combination.

So that allows me the choice of : 4 LC, 4 HB 2 MM 2 ML, 2 PC. I think I also have bits for 1 of each as well sitting in my bits box. Quite a lot for a assualt army.

Not sure about the AC list. I could use your help here. Git and I have been bouncing around idea as well as trying to work out what we might be facing ( GK - is probably a good bet). Looking at more assualt troops and maybe a dread.

Looking at doing a lot more Air brushing on the razorback. So far I have amazed myself how much you can do with it. I also am doing some conversions to make it look slightly different with an older feel to match my more early era marines. Then on to Lamentering it out.

Any suggestions are welcome.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 13:20:39


Post by: Gitsplitta


Dev's can get pretty expensive if you maxx their loadout. So to a large degree it depends on how you plan on using them. My little group of 4 MLs has been very productive and well worth the cost. I've been told by a friend who is also a very good competitive gamer that folks often run 3 MLs with 1 las cannon in the mix in order to give the unit a little extra punch without adding too much to the cost.

I think I've heard of guys successfully running 4 PCs too as a massed anti-marine/terminator type unit. Expensive though.

The nice thing about 4 MLs is that they don't scare anyone, so they tend to be a lower priority target. This usually means they get 2-3 turns of shooting at the least, which really gives them a chance to get some good kills.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 17:02:45


Post by: Solar_lion


I'm not gonna perm. set them into squads, I just want to have enough to do what ever combi makes sense at the time.

Still 4 PC going off would be cool and dangerous if they all get hot. Irony in the making.

I 'll also have additional ML available from my Tac squads. So far I haven't squad desiginated any guys yet. Assualt squads at this point all have JP , so no need there.



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 17:34:16


Post by: Gitsplitta


You going to magnetize them? Might be an easy way to make the squad flexible w/out having to paint a zillion figures. Come to think if it... I may do that myself.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 18:10:35


Post by: reds8n


Superb work so far, most inspiring indeed !

.. I am going to move this over to the P & M blog board, this'll fit much better there.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 18:14:45


Post by: Fifty


Done nothing on mine for ages, but for what it is worth...

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/339830.page

I do like to see some Lamenter-love.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/04 18:26:55


Post by: Eggroll


Nice looking Lamenter army you have going there Solar. I would have to agree with Gits as the yellow is dying for some weathering and damage. Right now everything looks right off the factory floor and a bit too bright. Anyhow, looking forward to seeing more pics.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 12:41:04


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks everyone.

Egg.. yeah it's on my learn to do list. I just need to practice it. My concern is that it doesn't come across sloppy and overdone. Any suggestions from a pro like you would be appreciated.

You, GD, MajorTom and Gits have provided me with a lot of insperation and I credit you guys for getting me to jump into the AB arena.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 12:49:14


Post by: Gitsplitta


Considering you were the one inspiring me with your 40k armies 20 years ago... turn-about is fair play.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 13:34:57


Post by: Solar_lion


Fifty wrote:Done nothing on mine for ages, but for what it is worth...

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/339830.page

I do like to see some Lamenter-love.


Sounds like you need to jump back into the Lamenter painting. We need to dispel this whole cursed founding nonsense and leave that to the dice rolling!

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 16:07:48


Post by: Meph


Nice & crisp, they look striking. A bit clean for my personal taste but I'm liking them nontheless.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 16:20:36


Post by: Eggroll


Solar_lion wrote:
Egg.. yeah it's on my learn to do list. I just need to practice it. My concern is that it doesn't come across sloppy and overdone. Any suggestions from a pro like you would be appreciated.

Ah, there should be a few techniques I've seen out there that could be useful depending on how much time you want to invest in weathering and damage. The first thing that comes to mind is either a sepia or devlin mud wash. Do some tests first to see if sepia would be dark enough for you, would help bring out some more details and create more shading.

After that, if you don't mind spending the time, you could always use the sponge chipping technique to add battle damage around edges of armor. Skys the limit with this as you can always create a bevel effect on the chips by highlighting the edge of the chips as well as using watered down brown/orange paint to create rust stains.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 16:24:17


Post by: Gitsplitta


grey_death has a really great tutorial on the sponge weathering technique SL... you might hunt it down if you're interested. Check out his Son's of Medusa to see some fine examples.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 16:45:33


Post by: Meph


Well, a quick & easy way is how I do my marines. I don't really weather them but I highlight them by drybrushing them very, very dryly. The layers of consecutive lighter shades and then I give them a pretty dark but heavily thinned wash.

If they turn out to light or too dark you can always give them another wash, or gives them another drybrush and a glaze of light & thinned ink/glaze.

Then I do the detailing, like guns, secondary colours etc.

Another very easy and good technique is the following one. It's something you could perfectly do at your current stage of your models. I guarantee you it's quick, easy, and looks amazing. Give your models a wash with heavily thinned black oil paint.

First seal your models with a spray of varnish, I personally prefer satin.
Thin a little blob oil paint with turpentine. (Take the odourless modeling kind) The ratio can be easily 1:10 or higher as the oil paint paste has a very high concentration of pigments. Easiest is to do it in a little jar are paint pot so you can shake it like crazy, it does take a few minutes to mix it well.
Then; apply liberally over your model with a brush. The nature of the oil paint mix over the smoothness of the slick varnish coat will make the wash literally suck itself into every nook & cranny of your model, detailing all the texture in the paint & model. The cool thing is that this highly thinned oil paint will not coat your model in black like an acrylic ink would so you can easily use it over light colours such as white and yellow.
And there's a cherry on top; it's correctable! Oil paint does not set permanently so even after it's fully dry (takes long though, easily overnight) you can just take a brush damp with turpentine and nudge, feather, or even remove any bit you don't like and you'd like to adjust or correct.

When you're satisfied with the result, simple seal your model again with a coat of varnish and voila!

You can use the exact same technique on smaller parts of your model using brown or Burnt Umber oil paint to add rust or grease stains.

Oil paint and modeler's turpentine can easily be found in most hobby stores or online stores such as Ebay.

Both techniques go reasonably fast in batches.
Don't be shy to ask for specifics or other techniques.


If you want a quick 'level-up', that's it right there.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 16:59:57


Post by: nerdfest09


Do you have any examples of the oil weathering Meph? is it your main technique for marine weathering?

sounds pretty good, i've never tried oils before but need something to practice and expand my painting world.

both of the ideas would look great on these lamenters, especially the second one! actually since reading this blog a few days ago i'm in the process of experimenting myself and painting up 3 spare marines i have as lamenters! I really liked the look of the op's ones and couldn't stop thinking about yellow.....

keep it up, it's looking great!

Nerdfest09


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 17:01:27


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks. I appreciate the help.

My camera makes the pic brighter than they are. I use the Sepia wash on all the joints and cracks, then several more coats of golden yellow followed by a sunny yellow highlight.

I need a way to correct the photo's whiteness.

I 'll check out the sponging technique and the oil techniques. ( I already have the material - wife is art professor).

I'm working on a razorback using egg's AB technique ( thou nowwhere as good) Using Black then to a brownish yellow on the seams, around the hatches ect. Much to learn yet!. So far it is a noticeable improvement from the yellow brightness.

Thanks for all the advice.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/05 17:05:44


Post by: nerdfest09


Try GW's Ogryn flesh on the armour, i'm using at the moment and it gives a really nice wash without being too dark, you can then easily touch it up again with a bright yellow.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/06 13:56:44


Post by: Meph


Well, the oil stage is still on the to-do list for my marines. i still need to apply the decals first.. however... I could do a before & after on the Thunderhawk pilot...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/06 18:27:24


Post by: Solar_lion


Meph wrote:Well, the oil stage is still on the to-do list for my marines. i still need to apply the decals first.. however... I could do a before & after on the Thunderhawk pilot...


Before and after would be good.. or a nice step by step tutorial would be nice.

either way I take all the help I can get.

thanks

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/09 13:47:26


Post by: Meph


Well, I just posted some before and after shots on my Blood Angels thread to avoid hijacking yours. ^^
Go ahead and take a looksee, and I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/120/311030.page#3423951


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/10/10 03:13:12


Post by: Ogryn


Looks great!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/10 15:22:35


Post by: Solar_lion


long time no update. Ive been working on several new concepts and these things take time to learn.

I've taken Majors Toms concepts to Magnitize one of my Predators. Thou not exactly the same way with just switching out the guns, but the Sponsons. I did the turret the same way and it works great. First time I magnitized anything. I have to admit those little magnets and superglued fingers make it more challenging than it looked.

Secondly you all have been telling me to get more " dirty " with my yellows. Git, Egg and Meph all have been giving me some good help as well as examples. The follow pics are WIP but I have learned alot. Still need to get the process down in the right order so I can speed up the process and I still consider this a novice attempt.

Also the pic's are on the bright side a bit. The yellow is much browner and the recesses are more brown red. I will still need to blend the main color with the exsisting paint ( I keep going back to fix the modeling flaws - namely the seams and model fit - drives me nuts) and finish with a brighter highlight yellow on the upper areas. after that the detail scratches and track weathering.

Slow but learning...

Pred as a rhino.


Pred w/ parts

Sl



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/10 16:17:22


Post by: Gitsplitta


Coming along nicely SL. I can see Egg & Meph's influence on your work (that's a good thing). You might take a look at the way I used the airbrush to shade my LS Storms... It looks like what you've started to do here with your rhino hull, just a bit more consistent.

Make sure you paint the edges of the main hatch on the rhino.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/11 14:26:00


Post by: Solar_lion


Yeah. I consider this a first step. I'm still experimenting how much gradiant works for yelow. I'm quessing lighter colors are tougher to do.

Yeah I'll be going over the edges while they are on the model in order to blend them in.

Also learning how important it is to do all the vechicles at the same time ( really the same tech). I'm doing a second predator and 2 Razorback ( all converting to rhinos ) and some of my AB work clearly shows my learning curve.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/11 14:30:26


Post by: Deathshead420


I like them, but the black and white checker on the flyer makes it look like they called a cab for a ride.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/11 15:24:32


Post by: Meph


Cool, that's definitely a good start on weathering.
It's just a matter of building up the layers in a somewhat logical manner. First damaged paint, then rust and oil smears, then soot, then dirt. Of course this by no means a fixed order, I like to play a bit with it. (And also because generally I tend to forget bits and have to over them at a later stage. For ex, I tend to overlook bullet impacts completely until the model is almost finished and then face-palm myself...)


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/11 16:44:04


Post by: Solar_lion


Deathshead420 wrote:I like them, but the black and white checker on the flyer makes it look like they called a cab for a ride.


I get that a lot. Still was looking for ways to incorporate the heraldic elements. I like the tail the most, and the landing gear the least. Also wish I had some 3 D doors to put on them. Maybe I try my hand at GS some day.

The eventual plan is to clean them up and then distress them and make them less new looking.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/11 18:29:53


Post by: whalemusic360


Bout time you got a PM Blog. Now I just have to read it


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/11 20:36:51


Post by: Gitsplitta


I had to brow-beat him into it as part of our Adepticon preparation. Glad I did, great to see SL's step by step & have a chance to comment en-route.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/21 14:53:17


Post by: Solar_lion


Making some progress. Still needs to do some more details and weathering.



This was a quick camera phone pic. Need to set up the light box. The lighting make it look so much brighter than it really is.

SL



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Another too bright photo



I think I need to dull coat to bring down the shine.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/21 17:03:13


Post by: Gitsplitta


Coming along very nicely Solar. Those doors are completely mental. Love the wings on the front plate.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/21 18:36:08


Post by: Solar_lion


There is much more red to the yellow than the current pictures are showing.

The front panel is the red Scorpion Forge world doors. they will be cleaned up and have the bleeding heart in the center, The same motif is on the doors will be I'll used for it's rhino/RB variants.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/21 18:39:46


Post by: nerdfest09


Looking great! I do love a good yellow paint job! mainly because I can't paint it well! like Gits said those doors look great and the wing icon on the front from forgeworld will be a great focal point on the tank, I look forward to you going on with this project.

nerdfest09


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/21 18:47:42


Post by: Meph


Looking great indeed. That front plate is looking awesome already, works great with the colours. And the doors like nice & crisp, me likey!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/21 21:48:23


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks everyone. It gets easier everytime. The actual color is more like the hatch with the marine in it ( left in Picture)

Things I still need to do on this model:


lenses, light battle damage ( sm arms fire) weathering, Add a few more detail peices ( scrolls and seals ect) dirty the tracks, antenna..finish the guns and gun housing.

Do the same for it's sister Predator.

Meph. Like the oil dirty effect. Tried it on a couple of super clean Dev. models. really easy to " wipe away " the excess areas or mistakes. A little more practice forthcoming. Gonna use to weather my SR a bit.

Thanks again



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/11/23 15:36:34


Post by: Meph


Cool, glad to hear you've crossed the threshold. ^^ Oh, and because of a varnish-can-atmospheric-frosting-frak-up (nearly ruined all of my marines and land raider) I had to switch to gloss varnish before the oi inking. I was always a bit skeptical of gloss varnish but that works even better and is easily matted down again afterward with some satin.

Don't be shy to post some pics, as I'm curious.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/09 18:15:57


Post by: Solar_lion


So big weekend planned. Both days off. Been working on getting everything built so I have a day with the Air brush. Most of the time I get about 30 minutes or so a day to do stuff so progress is slow.

What on the agenda.. work on the Predators and all the interchange parts and variations, 4 scout bikes, 2 five man Assault squads with interchangeable Backpacks and Jump packs. If time I'll continue to detail my Dev squad. All above items built and ready to paint. Whew!

I've started building 3 Drop Pods. Here's hoping for no interuptions or a winning lottery ticket. I'll take either

SL



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/12 15:16:56


Post by: Solar_lion


Ok So I didn't get all weekend, but I did get a chunk of time on Sunday. Still alot of glare from the lights. The models are alot more muted that it appears here.

So Here is the 2 Pred done ( There is still a little more to do - Clean up and a bit more detailing )











Automatically Appended Next Post:
WIP Drop Pod. The Inside and outside shell is just basecoated. I made the internal SB and ML replaceable with magnets. Not sure how easy they will be to replace.












Automatically Appended Next Post:
The next pics are WIP 2 five man assault squads. All the Backpacks and Jumppacks are magnitized, so they have some different playable options. They are just basecoated yellow then with an Upper brighter yellow for highlight. I'm quessing My Carmera phone will not be able to pick up the difference; So these may look like yellow blobs.
Once I pick out all the black they should start to pop. (Trying the Eggroll method of painting w/ Meths Oil "dirting" to follow). Tried for more heroic poses. They are a combination of BA, BT, Chaos and DA sprues.

For general purposes I'm calling this Squad 1 - With backpack then Jumppacks.




Close up of my Heroic sarge.


Pic of Squad 2


Everyone will get better bases after they get finished.




The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/12 18:35:29


Post by: Gitsplitta


Everything looks fantastic SL! I'm looking at your assault squad with envy. Will be working on mine in a month or so.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/12 20:01:45


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks

Gitsplitta wrote:Everything looks fantastic SL! I'm looking at your assault squad with envy. Will be working on mine in a month or so.


Hopefully I'll get some more time to start doing some of the other colors. Let me know if you need any parts ( inferno pistols ect.. ) I used so little of all the stuff from the respective boxes.

Ironicly I'll have to buy all these pieces again ones I decide to build my Death company. I'm thinking of doing them white or bone colored with red crosses, or maybe Black robes with white armor underneath ( using the DA boxes. )



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/12 22:23:23


Post by: Gitsplitta


Actually I was referring to the excellent quality of your photographs now that you have my old light box... the painting looks like crap.




Well, let's see... Looking at my list, I could use the following...

Blood Chalice

That's it... all other gear in my army is not BA specific. I had some inferno pistols originally but had to drop them to shave points (and as the role of those squads changed). I can probably scratch build a chalice if you don't have one handy.


You know, robed marines *sound* very cool... and *should* be very cool... but most of the attempts I've seen just fall kind of flat with me. Maybe it's just my aesthetic...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/16 17:23:07


Post by: Solar_lion


Sorry no chalices.

I'll have to " robe" one out as a test model. Robes most of the time look too plain. They do beg for decoration.

Went back over my assault guys last night using Egg's technique of hitting the figures with the the darker hightlight from the air brush. Thou I don't seem to have the light touch he does, I thought they came out fabulous. Now I'll do all the black and metals followed by some oil weathering.

Feeling good about how much nicer they are looking. Too bad I have to work all weekend. Also started a GMS Apothacary for Ice
.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/16 17:27:55


Post by: Gitsplitta


Solar_lion wrote:Went back over my assault guys last night using Egg's technique of hitting the figures with the the darker hightlight from the air brush. Thou I don't seen to have the light touch he does, I thought they came out fabulous.

Please post a pic of this, I'd like to see this stage.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/17 03:22:52


Post by: IceAngel


Really? A Lamenter Apothecary for me? Oh man, that's gonna be cool!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/17 15:23:38


Post by: Solar_lion


Ask and you shall recieve.. My current build will be very simular to the apoth that I used last year at Adepticon.. Inf. pistol. 1H power sword.. unless you have other thoughts.. I have all the parts for just about anything!


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Gitsplitta wrote:[Please post a pic of this, I'd like to see this stage.


Sure, as soon as I get back to paining. Hopefully my camera picks up the contrast enough. Yellow being bright and all.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/28 22:28:21


Post by: prototype_X


Hello solar_lion,

I was just wondering if you could help a fellow lamenter improve? Ive been asking around for different teqnuiqes for yellow, and i would love to add yours into the mix (pardon the pun)

Also thanks for the kind donation of parts.

Prototype_X


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2011/12/29 13:46:20


Post by: Solar_lion


Git's has a good yellow technique on his blog for his tranquility vets. ( if you can find it ). I started with that. They are a brighter yellow than my current color..

Here is what I currently do . I base white, then I use a air brush paint similar to GW golden Yellow. Then I use another air brush paint called " Yellow rust " using a less than skilled Eggroll technique to hit the shaded areas. I do the highlights with GW sunburst yellow. You can do the same with the brush but have to do more blending between the base yellow and the rust. This step is already done with the abilities of using an airbrush. I have done both with what I think was very successful. The AB just saves time.

After that . I follow eggrolls steps of doing the metallic’s and the " black" areas ( such as joints and weapons ). Any dry brushing, face painting, details are done at this time as well Some chips, scratches and battle damage next ( thou I'm not yet good at it yet) . I then coat the entire figure in a gloss coating. Use an paint thinner ( non - toxic ) to thin some black and or dark rust oil paint. Wash the figure ( this will seep into the cracks and " dirty " the figure up a bit. I take a q-tip and " wipe" of an areas I don't think look right. Let dry for 24 hrs, the spray with a dull coat. ( I call this the Meth method) Then Base.

At least that’s my current method. Hope this helps.



I’ll soon have my scout bikers done and pics posted.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/03 23:33:24


Post by: Solar_lion


As Promised.. Somehow my camera doesn't like yellow . Most of these pics have more glare than they really are, making them brighter than they are, but anyway...

Scout Bike squad - 2 of them need weathering on the wheels, all then need to be based.



This pic is the most complete weathering with all the aformentioned techniques to date.

A Dread that is still much a WIP. The Head and the white front body area will get some attention - lots of Glare on these pic's




Lastly my second assault squad WIP - with backpacks

Arg... glare

Same quad with Jump Packs

Arg... glare as well.


Time to invest in a real camera and stop using the phone.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/04 01:19:09


Post by: Gitsplitta


You're really making progress SL! Those are coming along great! I can see you're developing a nice touch with your airbrush. Love the way your bikes look.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/04 01:42:51


Post by: CalasTyphon216


very inspirational


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/04 06:43:38


Post by: Solar_lion


Git: Thanks.. it was nice to have a couple of days of just painting. Made a jump in my list. Using eggrolls method helped. More practice and I'll start to feel more confident with it.
Both the Assault and the Dread have no weathering. So hopefully this week. Got some additional oil paints to try.

Calas: Thanks. and Thanks for posting. Critique always welcome.

Next... plan to finish the Assault squad and the dread. First attempt to do the power weapon with the airbrush. Like to get the dozer blades on the Predators.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/17 15:57:06


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


These are epic Solar! Its amazing to see how your painting has evolved since the beginning of the thread, lovely work.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/18 21:39:37


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks. Vit and Git .

I'm getting more comfortable with my Air brush. Better at figuring out the viscosity of the non-air paints and control of the brush itself. Still I consider myself a novice.

I can see where it will come in handy for my other projects/ armies. Time however is my worst commodity.I just can't get the time to match my ambition.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 17:10:06


Post by: Solar_lion


Weekend update...

Drop pod progress and design. I just keep adding design elements to every model.

Start of drop pod interior...


Drop pod spines...


Two view of the shell. tried some new wear and tear on them.




SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 17:11:18


Post by: whalemusic360


Looking sharp SL! How many pods are there? At least 2 from the number of fins I can see.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 17:25:02


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks,

I need 3 ( 2 Troop and 1 Dread ) for the tourney. I have 1 painted for my other marine army, and one Unpainted.

The third Lamenter pods spines had a AB painting mishap and will need to repainted.

I'm almost a the point of assembly on this one and about 70% on the second. ( unless I keep adding design elements again.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 17:30:09


Post by: crimsonfist832


Cwor blimey! Your Lamenters are perfect Solar. The yellow is crisp and sweet. I attempted checks for my own D.I.Y Chapter but I kept messing it up...and horribly to! Your checks are perfect. The Dread is ace as are your Preds. Please, please oh please keep it up.

Count me subbed!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 18:52:49


Post by: whalemusic360


Gonna spring for the FW dread pod? It's extra big/cool, for all your dread drop needs


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 19:39:35


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Nice, always love the yellow you do!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 20:32:59


Post by: Solar_lion


whalemusic360 wrote:Gonna spring for the FW dread pod? It's extra big/cool, for all your dread drop needs


Not in the near future or for the tourney. Not enough points and wrong slot... there are some bits ( minotaurs pad) I'm getting to add a touch of insult to my bases.
As for my dread drop needs I have 2 storm ravens. More expensive - sure, but the seats are real corinthian leather!

Thanks Commissar!

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/23 21:16:38


Post by: Gitsplitta


Coming along beautifully SL!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/24 14:26:28


Post by: whalemusic360


Solar_lion wrote:
whalemusic360 wrote:Gonna spring for the FW dread pod? It's extra big/cool, for all your dread drop needs


Not in the near future or for the tourney. Not enough points and wrong slot... there are some bits ( minotaurs pad) I'm getting to add a touch of insult to my bases.
As for my dread drop needs I have 2 storm ravens. More expensive - sure, but the seats are real corinthian leather!

Thanks Commissar!

SL


You don't have to actually use the FW pod as a Lucius Pattern Pod, it could be just a regular dread pod. They are quite pricy though, and not the best FW kit I've worked with.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/24 14:35:14


Post by: Gitsplitta


I does have the tactical bonus of being much bigger than a normal pod... giving you an extra inch or so of deployment threat range. However if you aren't going to assault directly out of it, that doesn't do you much good.

They are insanely priced though... even more so than most FW things.



Hey SL... looking back at your predators... I think the gun barrels are a little bright looking when compared with the rest of the vehicle. You might consider at least a sepia, delvan mud or badab black wash on the various parts in order to make the feel of them match the rest of the tank.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/24 21:17:33


Post by: Solar_lion


FW DP not on the need list just yet!

Yeah.. they were done prior to my transition from gold into a more muted bronze.

I got some more work to do on all my units. Just trying to get most of the units playable. Touch ups later ( basing as well )

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/24 21:19:12


Post by: Tortured-Robot


Man i love checks.... they should be on all armies.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/24 21:34:58


Post by: Solar_lion


Tortured-Robot wrote:Man i love checks.... they should be on all armies.


Thanks TR
I have a method. Thou if you really examine them they are nowhere perfect.
Ironicly.. I cannot do hazard stripes to save my life.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/25 01:11:02


Post by: martian_jo


So... Much... Yellow...
Lol my hat's off to you as you're pulling it off.

Your marines are looking good so far, can't wait to see more finished up.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/25 20:54:38


Post by: Solar_lion


OK far enought to call this a finished peice ( By my definition means Playable ) Still need to do some additional weathering and dull coat.

Finished Shell



Open/deployed - Minus magnitized weapons


As always critque with suggestions is welcome.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/25 20:59:08


Post by: Gitsplitta


Sweet work SL... really looks nice.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/25 21:26:27


Post by: STC_LogisEngine


Very nice indeed, I am always impressed by people who manage to tame my mortal enemy: Yellow.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/25 22:41:50


Post by: Solar_lion


I wish I could get my camera to show the contrast better. My yellows are highlight with a brown rust shading. Doesn't translate very well in the pics. Lost of practicing.

Or what I meant to say ... thanks.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 00:31:36


Post by: GiraffeX


Thats a very nice drop pod, nice deep yellow.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 03:20:35


Post by: Shredsmore


Great army. This inspired me to love the Badab war, so I'm gonna try to make some Howling Griffons or Mantis Warriors.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 03:28:06


Post by: Capitansolstice


Looking great!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 03:45:11


Post by: IceAngel


I like the pod solar. I know you mentioned you were still doing some final touches but it occurred to me that you damaged the pod but kept a nice clean white. It messes with my senses a bit. The white is awesome just seems a bit out of place with the great battle damage.

Nice job on the red heart / tear lamenter symbol btw.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 14:13:27


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks all.

Ice: Very true.. yep haven't done the oil weathering yet. This should tone down the white. Thou I must admit I have a preference to the white as it represents the heraldic element of the chapter. Some of the white sections do have a little more damage. Just not the one you see in the pic.

I actually tried doing a stencil for the heart symbol .Total failure. Future learning and practice item. If anyone has any tips, I'd be appreciative.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 20:43:17


Post by: Eggroll


Nice looking drop pod SL. For stencil tips, try printing it out on your printer first, then you can cut it out and use the paper directly or if you want, trace the cutout onto masking tape, then cut out the masking tape and use the tape on the model. I did the paper only method for my skull for my DC rhino a year ago. Worked ok but did have a bit of cleanup to do afterwards.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 21:35:32


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks egg.. means a lot.

I tried both. For such a small heart and drop I had massive bleed thru. it was all clean up at that point. It became easier to paint them by hand . Not perfectly matching but still close.I made a specific design choice to only include them on one side, same with the ramp checkers.

At 50 my hand eye cord is not what it used to be.
I'll try a larger stencil - when I re-do my SR.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 21:38:33


Post by: Gitsplitta


You could use a stencil as a guide to draw the heart using a illustration pen, then just paint it in by hand. You could use a red pen, that way you wouldn't have to worry about painting over the line.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 22:00:47


Post by: Solar_lion


Nice... damn scientifly method trained brilliant idea. I'm not paying you enough .. thats for sure!

or more popular terms.. DOH!

Thanks captain obvious!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/26 22:38:22


Post by: Gitsplitta


I love my illustration pens...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/27 07:19:21


Post by: prototype_X


Wow! Those look great. Your Lamenters are a really great scource of inspiration for mine. Keep it up


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/27 19:32:25


Post by: Solar_lion


Army shot



SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/27 20:01:16


Post by: Gitsplitta


Looking very formidable. I'd take a pic of my 1000 pt army, but then I'd have to weep uncontrollably.



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/27 23:58:32


Post by: prototype_X


Id take a pic of my 1000 pt army but its all gray plastic, and most is still on sprue


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/28 00:18:03


Post by: Ovion


So very yellow.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/28 08:08:41


Post by: CommissarKhaine


I like the overall look of the group shot, but do you have a clearer pic? I wanted to zoom in in the gallery :(


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/28 17:48:57


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks Ovion - do folk have the same reaction to Imp.fist armies?

Commissar: That shot was taken at 4 in the morning in about 20 seconds with one light.

I see what I can do this weekend.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/30 20:57:24


Post by: Eggroll


SL army shot looks nice though you really need a better camera. Your current pics don't appear to be doing your paint jobs or models any justice.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/01/30 21:28:21


Post by: Gitsplitta


SL's coming down to my place this weekend, we'll do a full glamour shoot of his army while he's here.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 01:31:31


Post by: palehorse


Smooth yellow flow my friend.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 07:02:36


Post by: Ouze


Seeing a Lamenters WIP army always makes me want to start a new army. Awesome scheme, awesome rules, what's not to like.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 07:06:44


Post by: MaximusPrime


Wow, nice smoth yellow!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 07:36:07


Post by: sennacherib


Your doing a great job solar lion
I would NEVER sally forth into the wild yellow yonder. Painting yellow is so painfully brutal. In all honesty i am not sure how you do it. BTW. the suggestion that was made about using the artists pen and the stencil to draw in the bleeding heart. Priceless. i am so stealing that.
i too also love the fact that you are modelling up a lesser known chapter. and one that has scout bikes. Amazing. keep up the good work.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 12:49:43


Post by: Avatrass


You're a great painter! Checkered plains look so clean and precise.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 16:28:31


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks Palehorse, Ouze, MPand Avatrass.

Yellow is getting easier. I use a red rust as a base and shading. I find that it works well with Sepia and depending on the Yellow layer, It bleeds through very nicely.
On my figures I use Eggrolls method of highlighting. so some under areas and edges are just the rust color. I try to let some of it bleed thru to the upper plates by top down ABing a lighter yellow. So far so good. Yellow just takes some practice to figure out what secondary colors look good with it. Personally I find white the hardest to do . But recently started adding a bit of blue/grey to my whites and they look more subdued and allow for a white highlight.I recently did this on my side panels on a Vindicator. still looks white but not bright white. Learn as I go. I'll try to get a picture up.

Also started my Death company. Swapped out the heads for he skull looking chaos heads. Removed the arrow on the forehead. I like the way they look. The plan is to paint them white with red X's. Giving them a Bone look. I'll still do the Lamenter badge on the shoulder. Hopefully have a test paint job this week.

Sennacherib: Thank. Yellow was a pain to start with, but It's getting easier with time and the slow learning curve of using my air brush. Thank Git for the stencil Idea. Honestly sometimes the simple solutions are overlooked. We started the Badad war armies in responce to going to Adepticon. Since Git already had the Mantis warriors and I didn't relish the paint scheme for the Tiger claws or the Eexecutioners, I started the Lamenters.

Scout bikes are useful in the right combination of units. See some of Gits battle reports. He has used them sucessfully multiple times. However timing is everything.

Comments always welcome.

SL



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 16:54:32


Post by: Gitsplitta


Looking forward to seeing your Death Company SL... they sound very cool.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/21 18:51:59


Post by: prototype_X


As above, I am very interested to see your take on them. I await eagerley


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/22 14:06:56


Post by: Solar_lion


Here is the first 5 build.







Hope to get them base coated tonight.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/22 14:12:30


Post by: Gitsplitta


Where did those figures come from SL? The're really great! (man those helmets are cool) Excellent poses too...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/22 14:20:39


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks...

These are all out of the DC box set. I didn't try to bring them back to a earlier armor period. I wanted them to be as Heraldric as possible. I'll add the plain pad to the left shoulder so I can do the chapter badge.

I did leave all the BA icons on as direct symbolism to their founding chapter. I think most of them will be picked out in red or bronze.

Still need to Mag the backpack/Jumppacks

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/22 16:59:46


Post by: Eggroll


Those models look very nice SL. The chaos helms really fit with the overall lamenter theme.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/23 02:22:10


Post by: CalasTyphon216


yeah the chaos helms are definitely working
look forward to the painted result


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/23 03:25:18


Post by: prototype_X


Wow, Those helms really fit the theme. I did the same thing with my dcs with a blank pad. Only problem is im runing out of pads!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/23 13:47:55


Post by: Solar_lion


Egg.. thanks. I going to try white with a touch of blue/grey added to the color as a base. I kinda follow your AB highlighting. Any color suggestion for the black you use on your reds for the white I'll be using?

Calas: Thanks.. I'm curious as well to see if I can carry off my paint scheme.

Proto...If I'd only knew! Blank pads or BA DC ones? I have loads of blank pads and some BA stuff I could send you.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/24 00:25:08


Post by: Eggroll


Solar_lion wrote:Egg.. thanks. I going to try white with a touch of blue/grey added to the color as a base. I kinda follow your AB highlighting. Any color suggestion for the black you use on your reds for the white I'll be using?
SL

Hmmm...sorry I'm confused, did you want a colour suggestion for shading black, red or white?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/24 14:07:28


Post by: Solar_lion


White... I went with blue grey. I'm thinking I should have gone darker! Here is some of the results. Only one figure below has all the base colors.







I finished with a top down light spray of white.

On a different topic. Mostly done with my first Vindicator..some weathering on the white and treads need more work.









SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/24 16:57:29


Post by: Eggroll


Yes, it looks like it could have started with a darker base. White is a tricky colour to shade though. One thing you can always do is start with a darker base, AB an off white and do edge highlights with pure white. Another thing that should help is more weathering such as dirt/dust build up along the bottom of the vindi which will offset the flat colours a bit more.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/27 14:04:09


Post by: Solar_lion


Yeah .. I think I should have gone heavier ( used a darker grey) on the blue/ Grey initial color. Too invested to go back. However I have more DC to do so the next ones I do will darker.

My initial attempts with sponge weathering look like crap, so Invested in some weathering powders.

More of the DC with all the base colors..



I like the white but the eventual plan is to wash them in Sepia to give them a Bone look. I have to try one and risk not liking it or do up a test figure. They definitely need some sort of wash for definition.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/27 14:12:11


Post by: Emperors_Champion


Those DC marines are very cool indeed! An awesome addition to an awesome army!

Keep it coming!

Hmm . . . Am I the only one who wants to go watch Star Wars now?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/27 20:37:04


Post by: Meph


Good stuff man, that Vindicator looks especially nice. I'm curious to see how the white DC come out.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/28 18:18:57


Post by: Solar_lion


Emperors_Champion wrote:Those DC marines are very cool indeed! An awesome addition to an awesome army!

Keep it coming!

Hmm . . . Am I the only one who wants to go watch Star Wars now?


Thanks EC

MAN! .. how did I not see that till now! Very funny! If the Emperior in Starwars actualy had troops like the SM's, the rebellion would have been over in months!
Sadly most of my dice rolling is very much representative of every storm trooper in the saga.

Thanks Meph. Was hoping to get to " distressing " them up, but no painting till my work room ( outside workroom/ workshop ) gets a delivery of propane. Too cold to work.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/02/28 22:54:18


Post by: Gitsplitta


Darn... those DO look like storm troopers.. though much beefier.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/02 13:57:27


Post by: Solar_lion


Got some wash on them. Not so bright. will get an Army shot posted soon.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 14:21:02


Post by: Solar_lion


Not much progress on the Models due to spending a load of time on the display for Adepticon (and Money). Now that it it 99.9% complete I'll be diving back in to figure painting. I'd thought I post a pic of my Death Company (as they were previously ) on a section of the display. Please remember the figure are not finished.

Hope you enjoy.. as always comments welcome..







SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 15:04:12


Post by: Gitsplitta


That looks beautiful SL! Gorgeous!

I'm going to have to bring the boys up and we'll play on that piece of terrain your building.. Wow!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 15:25:13


Post by: TH3FALL3N


Really nice dude! Keep it up


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 16:42:36


Post by: whalemusic360


Looks like a nice display, we require more pics!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 17:15:30


Post by: Solar_lion


Not yet.. Don't wanna spoil the suprise. Only Ice has seen the full shots. My teammates have only gotten bits and pieces. I'm sure there will be a Adepticon Warders Blog where we will post eveything. Most importantly pictures of Git. ( single most asked question last year)

I will say this is only a small section of the board. Like they say .. go big or go home. ( where am I going to put this after Adepticon?)

We look forward to you joining us next year as being an
"official' Warder and all.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 17:20:42


Post by: whalemusic360


Well I finally have a stable, well paying job, so it seems much more likely then previous years.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 17:27:53


Post by: Solar_lion


It would be above awesome!..


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/26 17:36:27


Post by: Gitsplitta


"Awesomer"


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/27 20:11:51


Post by: Solar_lion


Truly.. per continued requests...here is another shot ( last one ) teaser... I need to get to my list so I'm postponing any more work on the display till done.

On a side note, I got a real camera,, Nothing fancy, but have photoshop now installed so I can manipulate the poor quality pictures to at least look correct.

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The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/27 20:52:55


Post by: Gitsplitta


Amazing work SL... you're really quite the hand on the airbrush now. I'll be expecting lessons from you soon.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/28 13:47:14


Post by: Solar_lion


Painting terrain is way easier than painting figures. It is I who needs lessons from you. When I get down there again your going to have to give me PW painting lessons.

Started my 2 new sergeants for my assault squads. Changed them up a little by giving them Power axes instead of Power swords.

Also started a DC dread specifically to match my DC.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/28 14:12:12


Post by: Gitsplitta


No problem SL. Painting figures isn't all that difficult either. Not that I'm a master, but it looks decent event to a dakka standards so I'm satisfied. Be happy to show you what I know. I can teach you the zenithal trick for vehicles too if you want. Also easy.

Looking forward to the new figs, especially the dread.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 18:45:27


Post by: Styrofoam04


That is some great work. I really love the terain and can't wait to see more. Out of all the chaos helmets those ones are my favorite.

I still cant get over the detail on the interior.

I'm gald that Gits plugged this otherwise i would a have miss it. Subbed


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 18:53:06


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks. It was a major build designed to keep the judges entertained and at our display longer all in the hopes of getting a boost in our score.

Since this is 100% scratch built ( build as you go plans) Hopefully they will see our figures and display as more than just kitbashed!.

Look for a "Warders" Adepticon blog in the near future.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 19:28:57


Post by: Styrofoam04


I can't wait. . . Maybe if I go to sleep now it will get here faster


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 20:11:08


Post by: Solar_lion


Or.. think about road trip to the windy city - if not his year then next!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 21:28:50


Post by: inmygravenimage


How about a hop across the pond? Sure you'll blow your excess baggage with the board, but still...

The board is looking stunning mate, most impressed. On a side note, your camera seems to be lending a greenish tinge to your yellows? Just doesn't do them justice and all.

Re: the dread (or generally) lmk if there are any bits you need for it, and I'll have a rummage. What loadout are you going for.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 21:30:22


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


That looks amazing SL, cant wait to see what it looks like in full!

Btw, you should get one of these...

Spoiler:


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 22:11:48


Post by: whalemusic360


I am so getting at least 1.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 22:40:20


Post by: MeatShield


@Vitruv: Who made that! I need to know so I can ask them SOooo many stupid questions while I try to make my own!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/29 22:51:15


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Thats a soon to be released FW kit, priced at £80. Thread here
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/439735.page


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/03/30 12:40:44


Post by: Solar_lion


IMGI - Hopping the pond this summer in fact. Actually Ireland for my wife and I's 25th . I'm still playing with photoshop. I don't have much in the way of direct lighting, so I'm on a learning curve on how to correct pics. All good on the bits , I brought 3 Furisos when they came out thinking I wanted each variant.

Vit - Not in the near future, I have 3 SR's right now ( one which is planned for a re-paint for thing 1's Doom eagles ) I already order to much stuff from FW. I got a relic Contemptor and a load of weapons waiting for me at Adepticon. Tried to add the new termies but they are not allowing them to pre-reg them.

On a more personal note - I've managed to get my DC dread all base colored. This weekend will be a paint till you drop for Adepticon weekend. I'll definitely will have new pics. I’ll even promise to take them on the display as it make a great backdrop.


SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 13:00:55


Post by: Solar_lion


98% complete DC - Once the basing is complete should help offset all the white.



New Sargeant for this Assault squad . Somewhat blury picture. Camera has trouble focusing.


Army Shot as of April 1st again somewhat blurry.


Still have basing to do. Chapter Symbols and My Chaplain to finish.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 13:16:48


Post by: Gitsplitta


They're looking spectactular SL... you're going to steal the show! Love the DC. What's your secret on the white?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 13:59:37


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks..

I used a grey blue grey undercoat then a white. The white is Air brushed from the top direction leaving the blue underneath to blend in the white, The dread is more this way than the troopers. ( I didn't go dark enough ). My white is also not pure white- it has some off white qualities. I then hightlight with skull white on the edges.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 15:14:46


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice. Nothing I can repeat with my apoth... but very, very nice.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 16:04:06


Post by: Meph


Good looking stuff indeed. Did I say good? Nay! Great!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 16:16:29


Post by: inmygravenimage


Beautiful amigo! I love the whopping great hole on the board, too!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 17:20:55


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks Meph.. and thanks for all the help on the way!

inmygravenimage wrote:Beautiful amigo! I love the whopping great hole on the board, too!


Yeah.. big rabbits on this world.. or not.. this is whats inside ( Old WIP pic ) or .. last seen image of one of our Charcarodon (sp) breathern before disappearing.
Spoiler:


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 18:02:33


Post by: Miss Dee


Taxi .............. @ SL fab tastic mate


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 18:42:45


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks Marvelous Miss Dee


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 18:45:09


Post by: Miss Dee


Would sooooooo love to have a real one tho .....


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 22:40:05


Post by: alabamaheretic


solar lion,

this is the most impressive yellow i have seen thus far the only other competion i see is git's yellow on his tranq vets. any way thought i'd pop in and tell ya great job!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/02 22:56:36


Post by: Capitansolstice


Sweet stuff SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/03 00:40:28


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks AH.. I started with git 's formula, but since adapted my on variation with trying to imitate Egg's AB techniqueand meph's weathering. Still learning. Git 's is much more yellow and my now strays to the red side.

Thanks Cptn - I wish I had a decent camera so I could take better pics. I still have a weekend to work on some shots.

SL



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/03 01:54:10


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


Wow! Your army is beautiful! I love your DC and their Dreadnought! So cool!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/03 05:16:43


Post by: Eggroll


Really liking that display board and the white DC looks ace with the yellows. Get some better pics - the paintjob deserves it


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/03 13:09:38


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks 3D!

Thanks Egg.. Painting the Terrain was good for helping me get more comfortable with the AB. It's true what you all have been saying.. practice, experiment and more practice.

On my Dread...You were right about going darker with the basecoat on the white. I went with a blue/grey that was akin to what you see on military naval vessels. At first I thought it would be to much of a contrast, but after going with an off white, it blended well, leaving a more purewhite for the highlight. I think at first you try to stay away from contrasting colors , but they do provide strirking results.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

SL



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 13:44:21


Post by: Solar_lion


Ok .. Even due to my cameras ability to focus I managed to ge a few shots I thought were ok. So ...

He is a close up of the DC dread.


My HQ.. Chaplain

Posing on the Imperial Cotton Swab of the Emperor

Leading the Lamented

More pics of the assualt squads still need to finish Basing ( waiting to finish up some Minotaur shoulder pads )








And some army shots..






Still have some detail work to do. Basing, writing on purity seals, Chapter badges ect.. But overall pleased and " on time" to meet our groups deadline.

SL - Comments and critque are always welcome.



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 13:46:26


Post by: Gitsplitta


Looks fantastic SL... really amazing work! Going to be an honor fielding my army next to that!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 13:50:45


Post by: SelvaggioSaky


I think that Your army is up there in the Badab Hall of Fame, together with Git's army.
They will be awesome side by side, great job.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 14:06:00


Post by: indiana1000


These are amazing! They are really impressive! Much better than what I could do!

Keep up the good work mate!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 15:02:18


Post by: inmygravenimage


Brilliant and inspiring - and now I don't feel do bad about using a tub of Vaseline as a plinth for a photo. Your interpretation of dc is outstanding, and your army commitment humbling.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 15:38:34


Post by: Solar_lion


Slevaggio - thanks, but whoa.. you can't put me in the same status as a legend! His stuff is amazing! Some say legendary!
Thanks again . Dakka is a great place to pick up new tricks techniques and learn from others. Git has been ( as many others) a big help in getting me to try new stuff.

Ind1000.. " Much better than what I could do! " add the words "for now". Were all learning. Practice and experiment.

IMGI - thanks brother - why do you keep vaseli... never mind, totally forgot who I was replying too! Adepticon deadlines are a great motivator. Wait till next year when we all do a Tau army!




The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 15:48:48


Post by: Gitsplitta


You are so full of _hit your eyes are brown!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 15:58:58


Post by: Solar_lion


I accept! 1000 point SM armies at 24inches!



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 16:51:47


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


Just curious, how many points is this? (sorry if it's been stated in later posts)

It all looks fantastic, especially that Dreadnought! I love it!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 17:15:01


Post by: Solar_lion


998 pts as written. Thanks. I still got to get at least 5 more DC marines. Feel the needs to add a TH in there somewhere!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/04 17:47:20


Post by: GiraffeX


Very nice SL, I really like the white DC marines.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/05 01:16:00


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


Can't wait to see the TH DC It'll look pretty awesome, I'm sure of that!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/05 15:46:01


Post by: Solar_lion


Thank GiraffeX and Dem...

No more DC till after Adepticon. I'll be adding at least 5 more. Haven't decided the load out yet, but 1 will be a TH for sure.

SL




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After Adepticon the list will be ...not in order
5 more Death Company
Finish the Scout bikers ( I'm adding 1 more to the gang )
Paint an exsisting SR in Doom Eagles colors (for Thing 1) - have to remove the pilot and repaint -ouch.
Finish details on the 2 Predators
Finish the 2 rhinos/ Razorback conversions w/ all the variants.
Finish the 2 additional Drop Pods.
Finish my Dev.
Finish Dread

New for the Lamenter Project in the year.
2 Contemptor Dreads
2 tactical Squads
2 Land raiders
Terminators


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/05 17:20:07


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


OH YES CONTEMPTORS!

Can't wait to see what you do with those!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 13:19:21


Post by: Solar_lion


Done with my Adepticon list. With my painting I find I can spend an infinite amount of time cleaning up my work. ( sucks getting old) . so I call it complete and will focus on getting my other Adepticon projects completed. (Mainly display). So here is a bunch of pictures I took highlighting my army as it is today. I consider this to be table top quality which mean to me playable.















Comments always welcome - Still learning

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 13:25:16


Post by: Nicorex


They look fantastic. Good job.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 13:28:17


Post by: Solar_lion


and more.... these are a bit blurry, sorry for that camera is soon to be replaced!












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The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 13:40:08


Post by: nerdfest09


Beautiful army shots S-L they look fantastic, I love the depth of your yellow and as a whole force it just looks great! I bet the sight of them alone puts the fear of the Emperor into some people!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 13:49:21


Post by: SelvaggioSaky


Amazing army, You should be proud of It!
All together they look deadly, nice job man.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 13:52:49


Post by: Solar_lion


ARMOR -

StormRaven – Now with Plasma cannons



Need to clean up front door ... DOH!

Vindicator






Predators








The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 14:03:16


Post by: alabamaheretic


looking good sl really like how the preds came out.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 14:04:12


Post by: Gitsplitta


That first pic of the whole army is front page stuff! I'm exalting it and voting for it!

Fantastic work SL... really. Very, very impressive!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 14:06:00


Post by: Solar_lion


DC Dread - seeing the pictures I see some clean up to do - Sigh .. easy enough..













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Lastly.. Misc....
Chaplain



Death Co.






Scout Bikers with basing now!




Characters




“ These are not the droids you are looking for”


SL



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Oh.. and here is my Objective marker.. dedicated to Persius.. Lamenter Capt. Slayer of the Minotaur(s) Brianj - enjoy Brother!




SL



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 16:00:32


Post by: Breazer


woah...a very nice and striking force
the pose of the sanguinary priest is quite epic...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 16:23:05


Post by: Solar_lion


thanks

Nerdfest09 - lets hope it does. It won't be my dice rolling!
SelvaggioSaky - I am been quite a ride getting back into painting
Alabamaheretic _ thanks
Git’ - as always brother!
Breazer - thanks.. The Libby is a FW model ,, it came that way! It's a Red Scorpion Libby character. I thought adding the RS shoulder pad was a nice touch.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 16:29:19


Post by: nerdfest09


I just saw your chaplain and went wow! I really like him, the yellow accents are perfectly suited and look fantastic! as does the libby! using yellow armour highlighted with the blue is genius and very individual, you've managed to still convey a great sm force with your own personal touches and schemes that deviates slightly from the usual paint but is all the better for it! bloody good job dude!

NF09


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 17:46:55


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks for the Praise. Glad you like it. More to come.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 18:23:04


Post by: Meph


Woah, that librarian looks wicked.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 19:06:29


Post by: inmygravenimage


Yowser. You're still learning like Einstein was still learning. The apothecary is my especial favourite. Glorious work mister!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 19:13:31


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks, I am still learning so feel free to make suggestions. Still need to do the sword. wasn't good enough to finish it before.

My masterpeice Apoth will be the one I'm doing for Ice as a GMS. He gave me some tough challenges.



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 20:57:40


Post by: Eggroll


Models look great SL. Good luck at Adepticon!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/09 23:50:29


Post by: prototype_X


Those models truly are the inspiration for my lamenters. Keep it up (or I may lose motivation)

Proto.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 00:51:03


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks Proto and Egg..

Our only expectation is to have fun... and hopefully do better than last year ( won't be hard )

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 01:16:08


Post by: whalemusic360


Looking good! Curious choic of blades on the preds and not the vindi.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 01:59:57


Post by: Solar_lion


Ahhhh... the vindi has a blade... I totally spaced it .. Thanks...
I knew if was to easy.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 02:53:14


Post by: IceAngel


Fantastic objective solar. I like all the new stuff. I think that the vindicator needs some checkers though. Those giant white panels demand them.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 03:13:56


Post by: alabamaheretic


I agree with ice on that note


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 09:14:00


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


Your army is turning out just beautiful!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 11:45:46


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks guys..

More checkers? You are going to make me blind.. I 'll have to think about where and how much. Don't want to over do it. First thing is to put the Dozer blade on my Vindi and add the searchlights.

and one of the the best parts .. everything I get done I have available to use for next years list. Every year should get a little easier, time wise.

SL


Automatically Appended Next Post:

I'm guessing that the display " listening station " once belonged to another SM chapter not listed in the IA books. Some damaged and distressed inside wall panels - Very early WIP



My take on the Ice Angels chapter badge.
PS the panel look a bit off as they are removeable and haven't be set in place yet ( early pic )

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/10 17:21:10


Post by: inmygravenimage


Ooooh that's purty... Nicked!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/11 01:45:33


Post by: whalemusic360


Haha, glad I mentioned the blade while you have time. Display looks sharp!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/11 13:42:50


Post by: Solar_lion


Actually the Blade is just about finished. I just didn't put it on the model as it is Magnitized. Good catch though.

On a good note I dropped a load of cash on a new camera; tripod and all. So Hopefully there will be much better pictures in the future ( as well as more battle reports from Adepticon )

Now to figure on how to use all the features - camera maybe too smart!

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/16 13:29:09


Post by: Solar_lion


More to come after Adepticon -- Stay tuned


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/16 13:33:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


Funny how all our threads got quiet now that our Adepticon painting is mostly done... the quiet before the storm eh?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/16 13:42:43


Post by: Solar_lion


Yeah, I expect I will be adding some content to our original blogs .. mostly our own unique pics.

I will post most of my material and Battle reports on the New Wardens Blog the Ice mentioned he will start.

4 days to go . Looking forward to it Brother!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/16 13:50:38


Post by: Gitsplitta


Talk to me again Thursday night... we'll see how "happy" I am then...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/16 13:58:23


Post by: Solar_lion


I'll be up on Thusday to offer what ever support you need!




The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/16 21:54:26


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


I hope the best for you guys in Adepticon! Seriously, you guys have some very amazing skills.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/16 21:57:46


Post by: Gitsplitta


The amusing part is that we'll probably lose more points in the very first battle than all this other stuff is gaining us. BUT... I don't really care about that... we'll look darn good, we'll have fun... and all we have to do is place better than 91st in order to have "improved" over last year.



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/17 00:31:49


Post by: IceAngel


Dont you worry guys. I am not playing this year. Therefore all of your luck will most likely increase 10 fold!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/17 13:07:30


Post by: Solar_lion


IceAngel wrote:Dont you worry guys. I am not playing this year. Therefore all of your luck will most likely increase 10 fold!


DUDE ! you were the rock last year.. without you we coundn't say we actually played the game..

I'm shooting for 90 .. ok maybe 89





The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/24 13:00:32


Post by: Solar_lion


Back from an amazing Adepticon

I'll get pictures of the Lamenters stuff as soon As I go thru all 289 pictures.

Wardens Of the Maelstrom ended up 50th . A 40 some improvement!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/24 14:05:37


Post by: SelvaggioSaky


Well done to You and your team. now PICS!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/24 22:30:28


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


Glad you guys did so good! I knew you would! Can't wait to see the pictures!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/26 21:01:51


Post by: Eggroll


Congrats to you guys on the improvement. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing all the pics.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/26 21:41:33


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks guys.. it was a blast
Check out Ice's adepticon blog.. All the wardens stuff will be dropping there first .. I'll be dropping specific Lamenters stuff later.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/358534.page

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 17:35:27


Post by: Solar_lion


Game 1
First game against Nids. Git and I teamed up. Note this is not a battle report per say. Just some shots and commentary on what was going on…

Set up and opening move

They Covered the back edge!

Ending of the Nid movement

Mass movement Left – We managed to get off some shots, but not enough to thin the Gargoyles. Sternguard and Assault squads go to work

Genestealers on the flank left…

Move up the center

Genestealers on the right flank

Our Position

Death company drops out to push forward on the left flank

After much Close combat the sternguard flamers melt Genestealers in droves. Leaving only. DC finishes them.

Ready to sell ourselves to hold or contest the objective on the right.


Push around the center we go ( note we removed the SR to move things easier

Right flanks Nids push forward

Incoming fire takes 2 Marines and destroys Vindi.

DC and SR make a push to the objective

Not quite enough to make it past the wall and into the nids - Game over! Another turn we would have taken their objective , but the would have swarmed ours as well. Fun game.



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 17:43:58


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Awesome batrep. Yours and gits armies really look awesome together.

Disappointed by the lack of basing on the sr though


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 17:44:14


Post by: Meph


Cool, thanks for the pics. Seems like it was a fun game.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 17:49:33


Post by: Solar_lion


Vitruvian XVII wrote:Awesome batrep. Yours and gits armies really look awesome together.

Disappointed by the lack of basing on the sr though


Funny thing is that I was in such a worry about getting everything packed ( ans did finish with time to spare ) i ddn't pack either one of my SR bases
and had to purchase on from a bit's vendor 2 minutes into the 1st game.. DOH! I was luck to have glue handy.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 17:50:41


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Haha! Oops! Its always the little (or not so much in this case lol) things that you forget.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 17:58:55


Post by: Solar_lion


Well at least now I have a spare

Game 2 coming soon!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 18:11:43


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice series SL... pretty much a bat rep without the bat rep! My one flamer took out something like 11 stealers... pretty amazing & very anti-climactic for the death company mop-up.

We were trying to make a fight of it at the end there, just ran out of turns! (game ended on T5) Fun game, great opponents...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 20:13:53


Post by: Yellowbeard


Very nice batrep, and I agree the Lamenters and the mantis Warriors look great together.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 20:24:35


Post by: Solar_lion


Gitsplitta wrote:Nice series SL... pretty much a bat rep without the bat rep! My one flamer took out something like 11 stealers... pretty amazing & very anti-climactic for the death company mop-up.

We were trying to make a fight of it at the end there, just ran out of turns! (game ended on T5) Fun game, great opponents...


It was the stuff of heros.. that flamer deserves a putity seal.. yeah I was just learning to use the DC... The dread did all the killing with 5 million attacks ( a wee bit stretch there) I did get my points worth in the later games.

SL


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Yellowbeard wrote:Very nice batrep, and I agree the Lamenters and the mantis Warriors look great together.


Yeah .. the whole Green and gold goes over well here


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/04/30 21:59:25


Post by: inmygravenimage


That SR is an eye-magnet, can't stop looking at it. Great pics, way to reignite fires of jealousy!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/05/01 01:55:54


Post by: alabamaheretic


sounds like a wisconsin thing


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/05/01 12:13:32


Post by: Solar_lion


Yellowbeard wrote:Heh:

http://www.coolminiornot.com/67165


just when you think you can't be suprised ... Bam.....Never under estimate the power of pure fandom. Too damn funny!

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/05/01 12:20:31


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's priceless... good find Yellowbeard!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/05/03 22:55:01


Post by: Solar_lion


2nd game against IG and SM .. this time Mr. M. and I
Starting set up


Scouts take shots but are ineffective. Sharks DP seals in the armor. Libby and melta disables the Chimera in the opening.

Flanking bikes jump on the board. SR , Sharks dread and RB start disabling the IG tanks. All the while getting pounded by the Manticore and Thudd gun

Death company deploys to deal with intruders in the quarter of the table

DC take out their rage on the scouts

While the dread feasts of some scout bikers



Bad day to be a scout biker

IG Russes go to work on the sharks Razorback. Sharks pile out o deal with more scouts. More pounding by the by the Manticore and Thudd gun

Finishing up the scouts.. massive fire eliminates all but the Sharks Libby… you can see him on the right side of the DP

Move up to support what we thought was the counter attack with the IG troops.



Push with the DC and assault squads on the left flank. Libby thaken to the Emperors grace ( whats left of him)


Another pounding takes out the other RB. SR and Sharks Dread pound on the tanks

DC moves up.. SR zooms to help put on right flank

Dread takes the brunt of the guard ground attack.


Lamenter assault squad backs up to secure the quarter.

Vindicator tries to take out the remaining enemy RB troops

But scatters almost taking out he Sharks dread

Game ends as the DC and Chaplain take revenge on the veterans that killed the dread.. Game over..



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/05/04 00:28:21


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice little batrep there SL! Very fun read/view.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/05/04 01:07:40


Post by: Yellowbeard


Nice photos and batrep. Fun read! I like the close-up of the DC Dreadnought and the bit where your Vindicator's shot scatters and almost takes out the Sharks!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 15:43:02


Post by: Solar_lion


Crap... I need to post the last two games at Adepticon...

I had some time yesterday to briefly assemble 1 of my 2 Contemptors. the arms are all Magnitized and the elbow joints are all hindged. ( including all the weapon mounts )








Hopefully I'll get some base color on these this weekend as well as my take on YB Fire hawks.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 16:09:55


Post by: Gitsplitta


How on earth did you hinge the elbows?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 16:14:07


Post by: Solar_lion


Pin hinge - Flush the pins - tack the ends.

You can see the movement in the middle picture. The Right arm ( of the Dread ) is in a different position ( Magnitized ) and the guns elevation is different ( elbow hinge ) . Every weapon has a hinge set up. so easy to do.
I also magnitized the Hvy Bolter arm to take the magazine on either side so I can use it on either arm. ( Mag has to be on the outside )

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 16:20:43


Post by: Gitsplitta


So, how do you stop the arm from just flopping freely down from the hinge... what holds the arm in the "up" position?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 16:23:21


Post by: Solar_lion


Your pin and hole need to be tight. I have that issue on only one LC ( the first one 1 did ) I matched up the drill bit with the paper clip wire I was using. no issues with the others, and as time goes by I can repair by using a bit larger wire. Years from now and after the contemptor is no longer a viable choice.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 16:45:10


Post by: Yellowbeard


Wait, I'm not following. What do you mean by "pin hinge"? Do you put a pin in each piece of the arm and then connect? What do you mean by "tack the ends"?

Sounds like a very cool project, though. I could see it being very useful on dreads and other big models. Nice work so far.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 17:07:20


Post by: Solar_lion


Like the hinge on a door, except the pins ends are tacked with Super glue. The center bit move freely.
If the hinge pin is smaller than the hole then the weapon moves with gravity. if tight then you have more posing opportunities.

Yellowbeard wrote: Sounds like a very cool project, though. I could see it being very useful on dreads and other big models. Nice work so far.

Yeah that and magnitizing allows you to pick different load out options

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 17:24:10


Post by: Yellowbeard


Oh, ok, I think I've got it. I'd like to see how you did it sometime.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 17:46:03


Post by: Demdiddydizzy


That model is beautiful! I really, really need to purchase one of those dreadnoughts!

Can't wait to see it in Lamenter colors!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 17:48:15


Post by: Meph


Cool stuff, mate!
So how did the magnetizing go? I've got a Contemptor in the pipeline but still unassembled. At first sight it seemed pretty tricky to magnetize it solidly enough. Any tips?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 19:28:50


Post by: BrotherGnaeus


Great stuff


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/01 21:08:23


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks Meph an Brother G,

Meph wrote:Cool stuff, mate!
So how did the magnetizing go? I've got a Contemptor in the pipeline but still unassembled. At first sight it seemed pretty tricky to magnetize it solidly enough. Any tips?


Actually you'll find it easier than most. the sections are fairly big Again as always use the appropriate magnets and you’ll be fine ( more powerful for the arm to body attachment, less so for the weapon to arm.
If you want I’ll snap some pics of what I did to the peices tonight and post them tomorrow. However once you get it all out and examine the peices it'll be obvious. ( like that word! )

I most likely will not get any paint on it unless I got the other one together. A FW Ven. Contemptor. I'll be taking extra care to get the magnets lined up so I can switch out weapons on both of them; besides the time it'll take to do that ( plus a more dramitic pose), I want to base paint them together so it looks consistent. As I work tomorrow, time is already a premium.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/02 00:10:34


Post by: lipsdapips


Love the work you're doing here mate, keep it up!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/02 08:05:36


Post by: Meph


Yeah, the dread's still on the sprues even. ^_^ I'll see what he looks like all prepped up and in case I run into a bump, I'll give ya a heads-up SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/02 18:12:25


Post by: inmygravenimage


Looking tremendous mate! Got to justify one to myself sometime...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/03 17:58:47


Post by: Solar_lion


Sad news - no progress on the Contemptors as the Relic Dread didn't come with the shin peices. I started to clean it all up and noticed them missing. Now to go thru the process of trying to get FW to send me some.. SHeeesh.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/08 14:20:55


Post by: Solar_lion


I lieu of FW ever contacting me. I started the painting of the first Contemptor. More this weekend. I'll get pics.

SL


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Finally got time to post more of our battles at adepticon.

Game 3. This time I was paired up with Briancj.. Playing against a Ork hoard. I didn’t get as many pictures as the first two games. Starting to get worn down.

Opening set up


Bold plan initiated. Brian’s Minotaurs drops on the left flank right in the middle of the ork buggies and boys.



Meanwhile the battlewagon rams the center building cauing the objective to become dangerous terrain,. SR destroys BW Boys pile out. Baal pred ( not seen on the right off screen ) starts unloading.


SR get blown up by a lucky Kopter rocket ( who knew?) DC goes into action, Brians minotaurs hold position, ready to make a run for the objective



Overall look at the battle – sorry for the blurry pic.


A single minoutaur still holds the buggies at bay! The buggies don’t advance toward the center. Partially as they piled out and would have to pile in again. The also are facing directly a Vindicator who has move forward to threaten the lane between the building and terrain and Whirlwind who keeps there heads down. They are staying out of range.

View from the other side of the table.


Death company goes to work, Dread gets taken out before it could slice and dice, but the Chaplain leads his men into the fray.


Win for us. Great players. Were very friendly and really made this game one of the most enjoyable of the day. Guys I would play anytime.
Was surprised that they took the bait that tied up the left flank and didn’t push forward. Gutsy move by Briancj. They however keep us guessing what was coming next.

Learning for the game. Don’t underestimate them puny Kopters..

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/13 04:26:35


Post by: prototype_X


Oh how I love your stormravens. So awesome! I cant wait to get mine real soon.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/13 20:34:32


Post by: Solar_lion


Good news .. FW is sending my missing parts hopefully I'll be moving on contemptors soon.

In the mean time I'll be working in a very heraldric apoth for Ice and some foot scouts.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/13 20:54:17


Post by: Gitsplitta


I meant to mention... I approve of the change in Avatar... though to be honest your painting is easily good enough to show off some of your work as your avatar.

You guys really accounted for yourselves well in battle at Adepticon. Our positioning in the standings was in large part due to the competence you, Brian and Mr, M. showed on the tabletop. Bravo!!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/13 21:27:36


Post by: Solar_lion


And you as well.. I like how fast you are starting to develop stratagies and tactics.. even if they don't always go as plan. Your advice has made me a better player and saved us from losing horribly; not just by a little we seem to end up with.

Speaking of Adepticon .. Here is the last game.. Git ... feel free to correct or add if I got things messed up.. time fades my old memory..

Here is some pictures of the last game. It was Git and I . Not as many pict of the current action . I’ll try to fill in what I remember.

SW/ BA set up..

Blurry pic.. git drops his sternguard behind the Assault troops hoping to cause enough damage thru shooting to eliminate a unit.

No such luck and they turn around and get ready to charge.

SW cav move up the center

As you can see we backed in the corner hoping to give us extra opportunities to focus on shooting at the incoming SW cav.( and to stay away from the all ML Long fangs. ( how un-BA can you get))

Since there was a designated squad to wipe out ( Gits had it ) I moved my assault up to buffer the TW’s .. their assault squads having finished with gits sternguard move to the objective. The SR moves to intercede and drops the DC as a deterrent.

My assault squad get anninaliated by the Uber TW lord and pounce on the vindi. Meanwhile the DC dread chews through all the BA assault marines near the objective (all of them.. Talons rock) The other DC marines are sad ( thus now really mad) An SW assault squad with a libby take pot shots as it move to secure the flank.


DC goes to engage the TW’s as Git’s assault squad jumps to secure the objective.. Where is that SR? Oh he failed a Difficult terrain test an blew himself up ( WTF ) Vindi had its weapon destroyed so it tank shocks but fails to do anything.

Finally finish off the TW cav.
Shooting .. gets the DC and some of Gits marines killed but the SW assault as well. Nothing left to do Game over.. SW/BA win


Great game with guys that really knew the rules. It was great leaning how some of the rules really work. Love to have a rematch someday!

SL



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PS.. I wanna Flash T shirt now!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/13 21:35:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


Ah yes... not my best game tactically. Actually I don't think I had a good game tactically. Maybe next year.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/13 22:06:25


Post by: alabamaheretic


sl and gits dont you know plans never survive contact? any way looks great as the norm for these part.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 13:26:10


Post by: Solar_lion


AH - Absolutly

Actually ( thou I admit Bias ) Git's assessment is usually very good. - Strategy
Executing the strategy is always the hardest part for any of us. – Tactics..( I find we are getting better ). Truth to playing more develops better decision making.

IMO - Wining armies know this and generally stick to the plan but can and are willing to adjust their tactics with the strategy in mind as things progress. There is something to be said for choosing the right combination of troops and abilities. ( Some codex’s are better than other for WAAC style of play. And the balance issues have been discussed infinitem )

Things we can do better – know the rules. Understand how our armies work and that of our opponents. Playtest and try new tactics.
Things that we can’t.. Dice (Read some of Git’s battle reports – they do him no favor – and yet he still manages to keep it close - something to be said for that! )

Git and I games were very challenging. all in all I think we did fairly well.
Ramblings over.


SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 13:40:15


Post by: alabamaheretic


SL: that was not rambelings that was insight to yalls play style and theory to your amries. I will agree that some armies are suited for WAAC play than others but each army has a fighting chance of winning some more than others.

i totally agree with you that knowing the rules is a good thing, have you thought about picking up other dexes to learn how other armies work?

yea the dice gods are fickle beasts but hey thats half the fun right there.

ya you guys did do fairly well glad to read your reports. always entertaining and full of insight.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 13:53:21


Post by: Calibanite Lion


Great project, Lamenters are one of my old favourites and yours look great. The assualt marines especially. Looking forward to seeing the contemptors


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 13:59:08


Post by: Solar_lion


Yeah. most of us read other codex’s, but really are limited at playing against them.
It one thing to read a book on Brain surgery, another to do it. ( or your not touching my brain defense ).

now we wait to see what 6ed. turns us into. Adepticon will need to have a full compliment of rule judges next year.

SL


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Thanks CL - they are pretty much table top but I'm working at new things to get better. Still its a nice hobby and painting is a form of relaxation. (Now if I didn't have to work,, I'd get 8-10 more hours a day!)

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 14:42:32


Post by: alabamaheretic


fair enough. i have played just about everything the only armies i really dont like playing are orks,nids and grey knights. those armies really just piss me off. (i have lost more games to those armies than i care to count.
i have yet to play the crons though


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 15:59:58


Post by: Solar_lion


alabamaheretic wrote:fair enough. i have played just about everything the only armies i really dont like playing are orks,nids and grey knights. those armies really just piss me off. (i have lost more games to those armies than i care to count.
i have yet to play the crons though


As a person who is deep into actual military history. I often think on why things turned out the way they did. So...your losses are opportunities to develop strategies and on the field tactics to counter you opponent. This is why I love watching others play and bat reps as well. seeing is believing.

Good to know.. you'll have to shout out some tips every now and then. Always use agood advice.
I actually like the concept of playing the orks, nids and crons. if nothin but for the change of trying something different. Someday I mighy do... ( pause) IG or(wisper) Tau . If nothing to ry my hand at painting them. But in reality I'll be putting these things in my will before I get to painting them.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 16:31:06


Post by: alabamaheretic


Well i jsut came into a very nifty trade with tau so that is in the works.
Yea, if I can be any help against certain builds let me know feel free to pm me and I might could help you think of some awesome way to counter it.

So far my toughest match up has been against space wolves. (one game was thunder wolf spam and the other list i play regularly is razor back spam)

they are both touch builds what is strange is they were both light on long fangs. but what that lacked was put into other nasty things.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/14 19:01:07


Post by: Solar_lion


Gitsplitta wrote:Ah yes... not my best game tactically. Actually I don't think I had a good game tactically. Maybe next year.


Strategy was sound. . imagine how different a game if the Sternguard had actualy mangled the BA assault. The game would have gone completely different. you would be saying what a great tactic. Then dealing with the TW would have been a more controled and heavy responce and put us in more control of the flow. TW dealt with by DC and assault squads, SG remnants move to the other objectice joined by vindis dealing with SW libby rhino SR to assist where ever. Coulda shouda woulda....looks like a different. game

This time the SG didn't get the rolls they needed. Doesn't make the tactic wrong. Just risky. We were defensive after that. Still I would be the first to say I'd do that again! Feasibly sound. Point made.

SL
Back to painting,, checkers!!



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/20 14:50:26


Post by: Solar_lion


Good news everybody....

FW sent me the stuff I need to complet the relic contemptor ( actually they sent me a new whole frackin model !)

That what I call service. So back to painting.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 07:29:34


Post by: prototype_X


A WHOLE NEW MODEL!?!? THATS AWESOME!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 07:46:21


Post by: MadMuzza


What do you mean by new model? New design or new as in untouched?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 12:17:36


Post by: Solar_lion


Untouched. Complete. New.

Bits. Something I'm guessing FW doesn't want to get into. Business wise probably doesn't pay out.

If your gonna use the mold it make no sense to just produce the missing part. It would probably cost more to cater to indivdual requests or special orders than replace some models.

Lastly it's good customer service. It in turn brings the customer back to spend more $. I'm proof!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 13:48:41


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Now all you need to do is cast the shins and you have 2 contemptors!!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 14:40:54


Post by: Solar_lion


Yeah, when will I get time to do that

I'll have to gather some more magnets to magnitize a 3rd Contemptor so I can switch out all the weapons. May need to get a several more as well to do decent combinations load outs.

Woe is I

Vit.. love your SOV blog.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 14:45:16


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Haha, poor you, poor wallet may be more apt!

Cheers, not much going on yet, waiting on minis, but me and HF Izanagi are getting pretty excited for the campaign, should be fun.


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 14:50:55


Post by: Solar_lion


Looks like fun. I was a big time player of Necromunda when it first came out. I love the progression of the gangs as it got more experenced.
Look forward to seeing where it goes.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 16:45:29


Post by: Miss Dee


I had a prob with the mk 3 c LR kit


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/21 18:02:35


Post by: Solar_lion


Dee...Did you get a replacement?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/22 12:23:34


Post by: Miss Dee


more or less, not enough bits to make a second one


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/25 12:55:37


Post by: Solar_lion


Ok some small progress on the original Contemptor.

Over all shot with complete load out so far ( standing next to Ices Apoth WIP )





This shot shows more of the darker rust color under the arm


SL



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/25 13:12:55


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's looking fantastic there SL! Going to be a really stunning model when you're done. I think you need to put checks on one side of the body to match the leg. Man would that be spectacular!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/25 14:30:33


Post by: Yellowbeard


Very nice, SL. That rust really does add some subtle depth to the model. Love the checks!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/25 19:02:42


Post by: inmygravenimage


Oooh so pretty! And also capable of some serious disco moves. Saturday Night Contemptor, anyone?


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/25 21:13:46


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks all
Gitsplitta wrote:That's looking fantastic there SL! Going to be a really stunning model when you're done. I think you need to put checks on one side of the body to match the leg. Man would that be spectacular!

like half of the actual torso checkered? or a stipe of checkers?

inmygravenimage wrote:Oooh so pretty! And also capable of some serious disco moves. Saturday Night Contemptor, anyone?

Funny.. I was thinking like " Hi Mom" they look the way they do because the torso isn't guled yet to the legs. I have more interior joints and stuff to finish before I set him for good.

SL


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/25 21:26:30


Post by: Gitsplitta


I think it should be half the torso actually. A stripe would look a bit odd...


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/06/25 21:31:57


Post by: alabamaheretic


i thought you ment on the other side of his left leg


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/07/27 11:53:11


Post by: Gitsplitta


Happy Birthday SL!


The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/07/27 12:39:54


Post by: Solar_lion


Thanks..

Will be back to painting and display building after vacation.



The Lamenter Project - 2016 picture show show @ 2012/08/13 16:06:33


Post by: Solar_lion


Back from Holiday !

OK.. time to start working in earnest. need to get some things going.. I'll start with finishing up the stuff that isn't complete. Contemptors, Scout bikes , Predators and Drop Pods.