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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2018/10/27 03:31:46


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I started painting almost 3 years ago, but like many new painters, made many mistakes. Not watering my paints, not priming or washing my models, only using single layers and block colours, and so-on. The height of my ability was to use a dark wash on my weapon-metal and a light drybrush on my body-metal. My best model was my Overlord.
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Well, I decided to start getting a little more serious about my painting. I bought a pile more paints, enough for me to work with layers and edge highlighting. I built myself a wet palette. I'm keeping almost the same basic scheme as with my overlord above, with the main exception being that I'm going to experiment with bone-coloured heads. The Overlord probably is a poor example of the scheme, as normally the ribcages are silver with only the shoulderpads and some extra armour pads being purple, but anyhow.

My first test is on a Heavy Destroyer I picked up, below. It came rather poorly primed, but I was too excited to try out my new paints and techniques to strip it and re-prime it.

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Some things worked better than others. The bone head looks fantastic, as does the shinier metal body. The purple edge highlighting got a little sloppy in places: I need a thinner brush than my current thinnest one, and simply a steadier hand! The green power glow I underestimated how dark it would end up. Part of that is my lightest green I think dried up since I last used it a year or so ago, but also I need to use more white and yellow to really get it to look like it's glowing, way before I try my hand at anything complicated like OSL.

I also need to set up a lightbox and ask nicely to borrow my girlfriend's camera, but I'd be content with this as my new tabletop standard.

Next after this I have 5 lychguard to do, after which I'll need to start stripping models to redo them.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2018/11/22 02:33:55


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Progress is slow, Law School takes priority. Sucks, but well, it's responsible. I've gotten a little bit of painting done though: I've almost finished base-coating the 5 un-painted Lychguard w/ warscythes I picked up off ebay a while ago. The other 5 are very simply painted and washed, I might just keep the level of paint that's already on them and just to highlighting and updates, it seems light enough.

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I've been working on paint-stripping, I bought a jug of Simple Green which works well on layer coats, but even after days and days soaking and a vigorous scrub, barely removes the blue undercoat of a bunch of ebay Warriors I used as my test case. Might have to go get something better.

And I need to do this because a pile of Kromlech Space Egyptian Weaponry arrived yesterday!
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This stuff is gonna be used mainly for various HQ mods. I have an older Overlord in need of stripping, and a Cryptek I made out of the new Overlord that you get in literally every box that both require new weapons, posted below. The Cryptek is gonna get one of the Technostaves, and the Overlord will get a Khopesh. The status on that Overlord is how my poor warriors were painted before stripping, hopefully I'll have a before/after for you guys up soon.
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The red on the Cryptek ties them in to the colours I use on my Canopteks. I have a second official Cryptek from ebay that needs stripping and painting to join his brother, but first things first.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2018/12/05 01:26:09


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Not too much to show here: mostly just did the last bit of base coating: the red that I use for jewels (and also to mark Canoptek and Cryptek stuff, but that's not what this bit is doing).

Been doing tiny bits of painting in between studying. I managed to miss one model on the red pass (because it was the one who I had to finish up the green first), and then gave each model a wash of Nuln Oil. Eventually I intend on getting some more varied washes so I can match better to the purpose, but for now my one wash will have to do.

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That was technically a few days ago. Today I had a much more productive painting session. Fixed up the blade-up guy who was missing his red basecoat, and got most of my next layers down. All the purple went up to the next shade lighter, gold got highlighted, green got the next layer up (pretty happy with the coils on the warscythes), brown got some edge highlighting (I need a smaller brush though, I had such trouble controlling this one, I felt like I was painting the centre of each section of the staff instead of the edge each time), and the guy on the far right got the next layer of silver done as well. Just need to do silver all the way across, but keeping any joints darker like before, do the next layer of bone (keeping the space between the 'teeth' darker), and figure out how to start that 'gem' effect with the next layer of red, and then it's just edge highlighting left on this batch!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/01/13 05:25:32


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Finally finished up those Lychguard! I learned a lot doing them. In the end I'm actually pretty happy with them! The green glow turned out fantastic, although I'm not comfortable enough to have them actually shed light or do any OSL techniques yet. The red gem effect also came out OK.

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I wouldn't have been able to do it without new Christmas brushes and paints! I also got a pile new models for Christmas that will be joining us soon, one of which has already hit the painting table. You can see the two big models in the background of the photo above: a night/doom scythe that I intend to magnetize, and a Monolith that I intend to play with green stuff to make it look hewn out of stone. In addition to those, I got a new box of immortals, a new Szeras, and a beautiful Zahndrekh that, being already primed, I couldn't resist throwing on to the painting table!

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He should be very striking: that gold chest plate will really make him stand out, it really looks like early Roman pectoral armour painted up like this.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/01/24 17:57:07


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I did another coat of paint all around on Zahndrekh, just highlights, gems and glows left!

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Not a huge visible difference on much of him, but it brightens up a lot of him across the board, most notable in the purple and bone.

I also realized I forgot on the previous models that I only wanted the front face-plate of the models to be bone and keep the back of their skull in steel-silver. So Zahndrekh will reflect that, and I may return to the Lychguard to fix that on them.

I also did a little modelling; I had bought a while ago a damaged Overlord without any weapons, so I stuck one of my Kromlech khopesh's on him. I think it looks great in the pose! Just a shame about the damaged cape.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/01/28 23:38:09


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Had a very productive day! I finished Zahndrekh a few days ago, but forgot to put the white line edge on his Staff of Light, and the glue smudged off the paint on his elbow. Everything has been fixed now! He stands triumphant and far superior to his Lordly brethren!
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I bought some of the GW texture paints to experiment on bases. I don't have many shades, so this is Agrellan Badlands, Nuln Oil, and then drybrushed with Karak Stone and Screaming Skull. Wish I had Agrax Earthshade instead, or Lahmian Medium for my own washes but alas. I don't think simply watering down the paint would have the same effect.
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Lastly, got Szeras and a custom Heroforge miniature for my D&D character. I haven't decided on cape, shield or cloth colours for the D&D miniature, but Szeras is all base coated. I'm doing his staff, second vestigial arm, and head separately, so I can get his chest properly painted first.
Szeras and Blaze
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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/01 04:05:54


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Finished the Heroforge mini. The character is named Blaze, and is a Hexblade Warlock, imbuing his weapons with powers bargained from mysterious figures.

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I'm not as happy with this mini as with my Zahndrekh. It's smaller scale I think (possibly 25mm not 28mm?), or is just a smaller person, and requires a more naturalistic approach than my sci-fi death skeleton robots. The cloak came out perfect at least! But the face and clothes... ugh. Oh well, learn for next time!



Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/09 04:02:48


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Lots of work on Szeras over the last week!

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Got all the second coats on and edge highlighted the red and purple, and began building up the green glow. Just need to spot highlight the metal, finish off the skull, yellow-green and yellow to the green glow, and then start working on his flashlight and staff!

Question for y'all: what would be the most appropriate colour to have the flashlight shine? Green would be an obvious answer, but something feels off with it to me. I've had some things like computer interfaces and Canoptek creature lenses in blue, so perhaps a pale blue light would work. Alternatively I could just have it shine a more realistic yellow-y light? What do you guys think!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/09 07:57:49


Post by: tzurk


G'day mate! This blog is ticking along quite nicely - I know how life can get in the way sometimes, but any progress is good progress on the hobbying front.

I actually really like the effect you've got going with the bases, I love the visual of a tide of pitiless robotic humanoids crawling across a moonscape.

Your edge highlighting is really coming along - you can especially notice this on your heroforge hexblade, where you've really picked out some solid places to bring contrast. I bet he looks great on the table.

Green lights always seem appropriate for Necrons, but might get lost in the other green details on your Szeras - I personally think a Tron-style electric blue would look ace. Thanks for sharing your work, hope you keep it up in future!



Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/11 12:57:13


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks for the feedback! I'm leaning the same way on the flashlight. Will start working on it soon. First, I built 5 Tesla Immortals yesterday after I finished the readings for my 11 hours of class today (Law is fun!), so I'm going to do a batch of priming soon; the other Szeras parts, 5 immortals, and 1 or 2 more D&D Heroforge minis, for my girlfriend's character and potentially an old character of hers.

I primed my Night/Doom Scythe a while ago, and I've started painting the interchangeable portal/gun, but I'm waiting on the main part until I can get access to the university 3d printer to print of a cockpit that somebody on Dakka iirc kindly made public.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/20 01:18:05


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Szeras' body is almost all finished! Quite happy with the spine especially of the head: a mix of Mephiston Red, Abaddon Black to darken it, and Reikland Fleshshade to thin it out and give it a more body-fluid tone did wonder as a wash over my usual bone.

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I couldn't decide on skin tone for the skull, so I went through several versions of ruddy-to-pale. I think I like the splotchy end-look is not bad for a decapitated head though. Alas, the red blood seeping from one eye ended up a bit ABOVE the eye as well, but otherwise I quite like it. Next step is his staff (which I went and snapped in two when trying to bend it straight because Finecast), his head, and his flashlight.

Meanwhile, I got a few other new toys. I now have WAY too much on my painting table! I've started with some of my old ebay Warriors (primed in an unfortunate blue that won't come off in Simple Green), and also have built 5 Tesla Immortals, and a few more fun things:

My girlfriend said she'd consider playing Age of Sigmar, so I started looking into their armies and fell in love with Fish Elves. So I impulse bought an Akhelian King, and boy was it harder to put together than a Necron! Not as annoying as Tomb Blades, but trying to fit the harness on without breaking it... it was the fiddliest model I'd worked with yet.
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Until of course somebody near me sold me Lady Olynder. I'd wanted this model since I first saw it. I don't intend on playing Nighthaunts, but rather intend to use her to proxy a C'tan, painted to complement my Necrons. I have some... fun ideas for how to paint her in a unique way. But oh man is she terrifyingly delicate! I'm surprised the only thing I broke was one of the rose vines for the base! I was terrified for literally every part of her, she's absolutely tiny (except still towering over all my non-vehicular models).
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Lastly, I finally got the Night Scythe canopy, courtesy of Ouze. Not quite as good as his versions (I got them printed cheap) and my first try and green stuff to get it fitted. I thiiiiink it'll work out still?
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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/20 18:00:26


Post by: amazingturtles


I really like the idea of using lady olynder as ctan, that is going to be a pretty fun project, i think. But yeah, night haunt are basically held together by the tiniest strands of plastic possible and they stress me out.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/20 20:13:37


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Considering I broke Szeras' staff AGAIN while finishing up painting, yeah I'm gonna absolutely destroy Lady Olynder. I just do not have gentle hands.

On that note, Szeras is finally done! Except I forgot to do the white edge to the blades again, but still worth posting. The green glow came out amazing again, and the blue flashlight actually seems to have worked, thank god. First time doing anything like OSL, so that was stressful. Definitely the best-painted model in my army now!

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Next is probably just going to be those handful of warriors, but I've started basing for Olynder and my Immortals as well. Maybe I'll just do it all at once, who knows!

I also ordered a whole pile of more Ebay fun stuff, some which will get some fun and to my knowledge unique conversions. Stay tuned!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/20 20:17:11


Post by: Captain Brown


Good luck there Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll.

Cheers,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/22 00:28:40


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks! I'll need it.

I know the warriors are supposed to be next, but Olynder is just too exciting...

Base coats and wash done!
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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/02/23 13:51:31


Post by: Flapjack


Great stuff. I like the robes on your latest paintjob, great transition of colours.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/03/03 16:56:59


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Too much on the table at once, put Olynder aside for a while until I finish less interesting pieces. Still putting along with base coats on the Warriors, Immortals, and the Doom/Night Scythe.
No pictures of the Warriors, because they still have ugly blue (I only just glued the arms and heads back on now the chest is base coated), but pics of the Immortals and the Scythe!

Immortals:
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Cut up pieces of sprue became the famed Necron green crystals after I saw one on my eBay Warriors. They work well! Regretting doing the basing before gluing on to the base though, none of my glue seems to hold the immortals very strongly to the texture paint...Just need to base the weapon frame and the head-stripe, then on to washes and layers.

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The canopy looks fantastic! Not quite as smooth as if it were a natural part of the model, but not bad for a first try. Still have to base coat the guns, the gold, and the red front-plate, and do more work on the underslung additions. Decided to switch up how I do my guns. Previously they were simply Leadbelcher + Nuln Oil, but now I'm thinking they'd look better as Black + dulled metallic edges. More contrast with the silver bodies.

Lastly, I picked up what will hopefully be my last big purchase of Necrons for a while.
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Obyron, an old metal Lord, 5 more Teslamortals, 2 destroyers, and a little special something for some conversions in the back.

Ok I say last big purchase. Buuuuuuut my friend is giving me a pile of Glaivewraiths for conversion, and to do that properly I need a Doomsday/Ghost Ark, AND maybe two boxes of Sicarian Ruststalkers, and probably some more claw hands... So stay tuned to see what happens!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/03/03 20:27:53


Post by: amazingturtles


The flowers and vines on olynder are my favorite part, you've done really well with them so far.

The crystals are nifty! it's amazing what you can do with bits of sprues and things.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/08 18:26:50


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Had a battle with my friend's (UNPAINTED! He keeps telling me he's gonna start painting any time soon...) Ultramarines Primaris army. I lost in the end, but it was pretty close call. No good terrain, just played on my table.

Opened up the game by throwing my Olynder-Deceiver into one flank, where she killed an HQ but then died.
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On my other flank, 10 Scytheguard (mix of my new painted and some unstripped ebay finds) plus Obyron (unstripped ebay find) plus, out of picture, a grey-plastic Cryptek and a painted Zahndrekh, absolutely demolished a Captain, a unit of Intercessors, and then next turn was one wound away from dropping Guilliman and another unit with him. Zahndrekh was MVP, especially when he removed the brutal Guilliman buff.
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In the centre, 10 Teslammortals (half unstripped ebay, half WIP) and 5 Gaussmortals (old paint job) did fantastic against infantry, but couldn't really do any damage to this beast of a tank.
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Ultimately, my first turn destroyed a signficant portion of his army, but his first turn he got no less than 6 VPs in a single turn, and while I ended up only losing by 1 VP, I could never quite make up for that brutal turn.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/08 23:06:49


Post by: tzurk


Some great work going on in here! Really love how Szeras turned out - the blue OSL compliments the colour palette and it definitely helps that the photos are so clear.

Lady Olynder is coming along really nicely too - I'm the same with breaking minis and would be absolutely terrified of painting her! She works great as a C'tan though - nice thinking.

Nice finds on ebay - I am exactly the same with my collection...this is the last thing I'll need for a while...oh if I add this unit I'll be at an even 2k points...oh this would be great for the start of a new army...it never ends! Can't wait to see more


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/09 18:32:41


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Oh man it's so hard not to buy things second hand. I'm just starting that Idoneth army, bought the Start Collecting box which I'm slowly putting together, then somebody locally is selling 20 Dark Elf Corsairs as part of a bundle. It's taking all my self control not to get the whole bundle for those Corsairs, swap out some heads and weapons with the ones I'm not using from the Akhelian Guard to pretend they're Akhelian infantry, use them as an arrow-shield ahead of my Namarti... But the bundle comes with a whole pile of other Dark Elves, some of which I don't really have much use for. Some of which I don't even know if they have rules anymore!

Anyhow, here's my very first kit-bash:

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The banner snapped off as I was going to strip the model, so it's gonna have to get reglued after the rest of the model is stripped, and I'm thinking I might reduce the length of the handle of the sword a bit, but otherwise he looks awesome as a Standard Bearer Lord! Luckily the extra hand in the Akhelian King box for the special character is armoured enough to look passably Necron.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/10 20:07:58


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


It's hard to stay focused with so many fun toys! I'm prioritizing the Warriors right now (and I'm gonna touch up my Heavy Destroyer when I do), and then my girlfriend insists that the Monolith go next because it is, she says, hideous, and she doesn't want to have to look at it like that anymore. I concur. No offence nameless previous owner!

It's currently exams, so I get to do some painting as study breaks. Haven't painted in a while due to a whole pile of essays (4 in 7 days!), so here's where I left off before that with the Immortals and Warriors. Both are currently on the shelf until the Idoneth get built, then the Warriors will go back to the table.

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Edit: I lie, I did basing on the Warriors over top of that grass. It came out well, the grass's movement left room for some nice deep cracking.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/10 22:43:35


Post by: Draco765


First time seeing your work, and I thought I was the only one that like the purple armor for the Necrons.

Old pic of some of my horribly painted Xereus Purple armored Necrons.
https://imgur.com/a/7pYm1nk


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/11 11:51:13


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


It’s a natural feeling scheme though, I’m surprised more don’t use it. The royal colour for an ancient dynasty! I like your gold Immortal markings, those fit well! I’m experimenting with a plain white mark for mine, we’ll see how good it looks over bone .


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/13 23:55:28


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Going is still super slow; 2 exams down (Contracts and Criminal Law), 3 to go (Public and Constitutional, Torts, and then Public International Law).

In the meantime, I got a nice snap of how well Olynder fits in with the rest of the army! Considering she's barely started, she looks surprisingly good next to the other units!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/16 01:10:35


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Finally got one of those Detolf cases for my models! No more sitting on an over-crowded shelf gathering dust for these robots! Was a bit of a pain to put together, but with my girlfriend's help it went moderately smoothly.

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Not bad!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/16 02:18:54


Post by: Excommunicatus


Nice.

Is that a Lego Monolith?


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/04/16 02:29:47


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


No, it’s the official model. Bad light plus a pretty awful paint job from e-bay. Planning on adding green stuff texture to the panels to make them look like rough stone blocks.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/14 14:22:55


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Alright, 3/8 done modelling the stone blocks on the Monolith. Some are coming out better than others, but all in all I think it's coming together! I have to get at least base coats down on a pile of models over the next two days for a game on Thursday so only boring pictures for the next few days.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/14 14:40:34


Post by: amazingturtles


I think it's looking pretty interesting. It'll be neat to see it in your color scheme.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/16 12:39:10


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


As is my wont, I rocket back and forth between things. After my hands got tired with green stuff panels, I aaaaaalmost finished my set of warriors. Just need to do the gun highlights (should I go grey or steel for edge highlights?), and body highlights (currently it's just base and wash)

I know one is missing the barrel of their gun, and the other has a painted barrel rather than the green (I have a pile more with painted barrels further down the line), but I'm wanting to experiment with gun barrel effects later so it's useful to have a barrelless gun right now.

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Shortly after this I got a quasi-lightbox set up, so look for better pictures in the near future!

Edit: Uh, the picture looks pretty terrible in the smaller version, click through for a better version.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/16 13:45:50


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Purple is the go to colour for Necrons to me, at least mine were. I really like the bone coloured faceplate, and kudos on your use of the Nighthaunt character as a really good counts as. The Monolith looks intense, really interested to see where that goes.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/16 19:47:00


Post by: Gael Knight


I like the colours you've chosen. It reminds me of some of the ceramic Necron colour schemes from the very first Necron codex.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/16 20:33:37


Post by: Flapjack


That monolith is looking very promising. I'll be looking out for more updates on that.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/17 14:27:19


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks for the kind words everyone! I got in a 1k battle yesterday, and spent the 2 days before the battle hurriedly painting the models for that battle that weren't yet base coated. That's 5 Immortals, 8 Warriors and 1 Overlord all from stripped to at base coat, not bad in my opinion. Obviously they're below true tabletop quality, but at least it meant I didn't have a strange motley of grey blue and black models on the table along with my actually painted models. This is also my first attempt at a quasi-lightbox, now that I got a second table lamp for painting and photos. Much better!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/19 01:50:43


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


The full 1k painted up (at least vaguely) for battle! You can see in behind my old style, with block colours and silver faceplates, contrasted with my newer models with the bone faceplates. Finally a chance for Szeras and the Kromlech swordverlord to see battle!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/21 14:09:38


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


The battle went well, my first win in 8th edition! 1k is a good level for Necrons, RP feels more like it did in 7th at that level. Also getting 4 Tomb Blades return from RP over the course of a battle, in a 3-model unit? Not bad.

I only remembered to take a single picture though! This poor Blood Angel marine, about to be dismembered by the Kromlech Overlord on the centre objective.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/21 19:09:00


Post by: amazingturtles


Congratulations on the win! They look good on the tabletop.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/22 15:48:36


Post by: Theophony


Great looking force you have there. Also congrats on the win .


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/27 14:32:07


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Remember my D&D character from the first page? Well, he's hit level 6, which means when he kills a humanoid he can rip their spirit out to serve him for a day as a slave ghost. Not sure how our cleric, with his odd relation to life, death, and undeath, will respond, but this means I needed a new miniature!

I've only done the base coat for most of it, and the first layer-coat for about half of the cloak, but so far I think it's coming along well. You can tell which areas are still only base coated because a lot of the paint has already chipped off on edges where I haven't hit it with the next layer yet. Looks like I'm gonna have to get a varnish to seal this one in, it's much more likely to chip than my Necrons! Will have a purple wash eventually to match the magic smoke on the D&D character's mini.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/29 01:30:17


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Aaaand, finished! Only a few days to do the whole mini, not bad. Not very happy with the hands, they didn't come out quite skeletal enough, but the rest of the model came out perfect! It's slightly large to realllly be a spectre in D&D, and a bit small to be a Nighbringer Shard in 40k, but I'll just use it for D&D and look at building up a scenic base to mount it on for WH40k.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/31 15:43:17


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Finished modelling the Monolith! Took a whole pile of green stuff (I ended up losing less and less per stone block as I got on), but I think it looks like a lot of fun! Right now I gave it a quick rinse to get the last dust out of it before I prime it, then it's on to the fun of painting!

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I also updated my cheap home-made lighbox by building something wild out of printer paper and scotch tape, as you can see in the pictures above. I think it looks so much better!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/05/31 22:27:32


Post by: Flapjack


This looks like a fun project. The monolith will look great I bet.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/03 13:53:04


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Painting begins! The grey stone is the mass of the piece, with the obvious green power glow, and a silver for the engine pieces. I'm likely to dullen the silver more than usually, as the grey stone will be dirty and weathered (I'm thinking same technique I did for the base of the Grim Reaper, dark grey than a brown wash than a more sandy stone dry-brush).

The large arch will be gold, and the corners will be purple with gold accents. Should make a striking model without being an eye-sore.

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I've since noticed that I forgot to put the green in the crevices of the emblem on the front of the model. That was a quick fix, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see it fully base-coated. I'm also seeing that my pictures managed to perfectly obscure the crystal. I painted it in the same green as the tendrils, so they'll blend in.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/03 14:37:25


Post by: Theophony


Nice work on the monolith mods, just the grey added really helps to bring the model more depth.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/04 15:52:57


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I agree! I hate seeing those plain black panels. They need SOMETHING to break up the silhouette, and I don't have the steady hand yet to free-hand on them (I've seen some beautiful pieces with people painting Egyptian-style friezes, this one linked here jumps to mind, which also inspired me to do the energy arc effect), so making them 3d was really the only other option. Plus I've never seen it done before, so it seemed natural.

Anyways, here's the base-coat, with all the colours blocked out. I think the scheme looks good like this. I was originally going to do the big arc in purple as well, but my girlfriend said gold would look better, and I think she was right!

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Next I've been working on all the green, bringing it up to a glow and seeing what I can do with the central crystal. That'll be a new thing for me, all the gems I've done thus far have been round, not angular!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/04 16:47:22


Post by: Theophony


Gold was indeed the better choice .


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/05 14:27:49


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


It works well! She noticed a bit of the red from the previous paint job still hiding underneath the arch: she really hated that red so much. I kinda messed up with a flesh wash on the gold: doesn't work so well with large flat surfaces without the detail for the wash to pool... Will have to fix that!

But I did all my washes and fixed up the green! First angular gem I've done, I think it came out ok. I need to learn to blend next, get the transitions between each shade a little finer.

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Question: Do you think I could benefit from a second Agrax Earthshade wash on the stone? I think the dirtiness of it is still a little underwhelming, especially once I Karnak Stone highlight all the ridges...


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/05 16:21:04


Post by: Theophony


I like the gem, I would not add any more dirt it as the energy has wiped most of it away. At least that’s my pseudoscience explanation of it .


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/06 00:43:59


Post by: amazingturtles


The gem came out well! I think that the stone could use more shade, it does still seem a bit flat.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/10 00:01:41


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks for the input! I think I'm gonna put it off a minute, get the easy flat panels painted first, and then go back and see what I can do with the stone.

With that in mind, I got all the Metallics finished (with exception of the guns, which will be black with metallic edge-highlighting. The gold isn't super exciting, but the iron with silver edging looks very nice!


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What's left? Purple panels (lighten and edge highlight), stone (wash and drybrush), guns (fix up the black and edge highlight), and then lastly try for a little bit of OSL.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/11 12:55:16


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Aaaand, we're done! The attempt at OSL kinda failed, but not badly enough to ruin the rest of the model!

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Not entirely sure what I'll paint next. Probably either my Standard Bearer, or some random model that my girlfriend selects off the shelf for me.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/11 14:36:25


Post by: amazingturtles


Well done! It has to feel good to get something that impressive finished!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/11 15:13:14


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


It does! The locals are having a "build a small list around a centrepiece unit" themed battle day this week, so I wanted to try and get it done by then. Probably 1k or 1.5k doubles, so I'm thinking the Monolith and just a whole pile of infantry should do ok, a very OldCron army: Immortals, Warriors, Scarabs, a Monolith, and few characters.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/12 21:00:04


Post by: amazingturtles


Sounds like a pretty fun game to me, and it'll look quite nice as well.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/12 21:03:21


Post by: Flapjack


Some nice progress. I'm liking the green a lot. Nice transition of tones.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/13 13:20:14


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


So like last time, my list included a couple of models that were still only primed, so I whipped them up to a quick and sloppy base coat in a day. One classic cryptek, and one standard bearer lord conversion!

Classic Cryptek
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aaaand a picture with his older cousin Cryptek, Illuminor Szeras



Standard Bearer Lord Conversion
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aaaaand a group picture with all of the Overlords!




Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/14 22:39:59


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Group photo of the army that I’m going with tomorrow! Decided to drop the Cryptek in favour of more bodies. Ready to fail horribly!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/20 13:28:11


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Whatever for?

Anyhow, my next project was GOING to be these zombie figures from the board game Last Night on Earth, but my girlfriend wants me to paint her D&D character's mini, so these will have to go on hold for a minute. I think the skin tone came out pretty good! It's warboss green mixed with a flesh tone. Half of the models are mixed with Kislev Flesh, the other half with Flayed One Flesh. The difference is pretty miniscule, and is a lot clearer after I've put the second coat on. I'll have a picture later of the ones that I put the second coat on, and 3 of them I've finished base coating.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/20 18:12:10


Post by: Theophony


 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
Whatever for?

Anyhow, my next project was GOING to be these zombie figures from the board game Last Night on Earth, but my girlfriend wants me to paint her D&D character's mini, so these will have to go on hold for a minute. I think the skin tone came out pretty good! It's warboss green mixed with a flesh tone. Half of the models are mixed with Kislev Flesh, the other half with Flayed One Flesh. The difference is pretty miniscule, and is a lot clearer after I've put the second coat on. I'll have a picture later of the ones that I put the second coat on, and 3 of them I've finished base coating.

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I guess Dakka Dakka ate the rest of my post , I was sorry that I hadn’t been around in a while with time constraints. I like the Gem effect on the monolith .


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/23 13:35:06


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Ahah, no worries From your own blog, you've had some own fun projects on the go, I can hardly blame you.

Just before jumping onto my girlfriend's D&D character, I did more work on some of the zombies. Fixed the midriffs on the two lunging girls, and got 3 of the other models base-coated. The paint isn't so keen on these models, I think it's more rubbery than plastic under there, but it's coming along.

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The light's pretty terrible; this is AFTER some editing to whiten the tones. Not entirely sure why this set of pictures got so off... I'll retake in daylight soon. You can't even see the great denim jean tone on two of the models! Oh well.

The one with lighter brown hair will be highlighted up to blonde. The guy with the light shirt will have his shirt highlighted all the way up to white before I dirty it.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/23 16:57:10


Post by: amazingturtles


Those are some interesting looking zmobies! i don't think i've heard of the game they're from


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/23 17:40:22


Post by: Theophony


Zombies are always a plus.

What sort of character does your girlfriend play?


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/23 19:41:35


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


She’s playing a Fallen Aasimar Ranger, a bounty hunter who’s turned to fighting aberrations since she almost got her brain sucked out by a dog sized brain on legs. A very interesting model, can’t wait to show you!

Last Night on Earth is a great game!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/26 13:13:12


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Bad light again, but here's my girlfriend's D&D character, Heroforge custom mini. Lighting is pretty terrible. The skin and face came out amazing! Especially shocked that I managed to get the eye without it looking like a strange blob. Compared to her, my own mini looks terrible.

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It's not super visible, but the shoulder pauldrons are a dark brown leather, while the chest piece is a black leather. Pants and shirt underneath the leather are dark grey and medium grey, respectively. I guess that's what I get for trying to take pictures in the evening in an old house...


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/26 15:53:03


Post by: Theophony


Looks good to me , I’m not great at taking pictures either, but if you have a lamp try and get the model closer to the lamp and be on the other side, almost looks like your on the same side of the lightsource.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/26 16:09:19


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I tried to create a sort of lightbox, two lamps each at 45 degrees from the camera, and white sheets on all sides of it to try and reflect as much light as possible behind it.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/06/30 14:38:49


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


In the eternal conundrum of my short attention span, we fell into possession of a whole pile of styrofoam. So my girlfriend, first thing she does, is say "want to make some terrain?" Hell yeah I do! But it needs to be top of the list, because this is a LOT of styrofoam to keep around otherwise! So, the slow carving and building begins.

I have two large rectangular pieces, each of some thickness, with a large circular hole in one end. Cue hill-top lakeside for Table 1, and likely active volcano for Table 2 (if I don't end up needing to cannibalize the second large piece to have enough material to finish the first.

It's slow going, I'm starting by creating the crater-lake, carving it into angles. I hope for it to be smooth enough slopes to be vaguely playable, but if it ends up just being a display board that'd be ok too.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/01 02:14:32


Post by: Theophony


Always have to change gears when a windfall drops in your lap. Looking forward to the progress.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/01 15:04:26


Post by: MacPhail


I'm really excited to watch this lake take shape. I tried a pond recently (around page 5 of my blog), but I haven't got the water effects into it yet. I can't quite picture the scale of this one, but it looks like you'll have room for a 25mm base or maybe a 32mm on each tier of the slope? The lesson I learned was to limit the actual texture (sand, gravel, cork, scrap foam) applied to those flat surfaces and make up for it with paint, washes, and drybrushing. I made the mistake of designing exactly 32mm of flat space on the perimeter of a piece and then cluttering a third of it with cork and ballast until nobody could stand there anymore. Awesome project... good luck!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/02 14:26:59


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


It's gonna be wild. Once I get it carved and sealed, I'm also going to practice using my new airbrush on it.

It's 32mm per tier., but I can fit about 2.5-3 tiers between the hole and the outer wall, not counting the very top there. The scale is pretty massive: the hold for the lake alone is 11 inches across! I'm likely going to have it be more tiered than I had originally hoped: the slope is already fairly steep, and I can't get it much smoother without having it be too steep for play.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/02 14:57:09


Post by: Slayer Dragonwing


 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:

I only remembered to take a single picture though! This poor Blood Angel marine, about to be dismembered by the Kromlech Overlord on the centre objective.
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Weird question, but are you in Ottawa? That objective marker looks exactly like one I made and donated to the local gaming shop. Either it's the same one, or someone had exactly the same idea as me, which is hilarious.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/02 19:58:55


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I am! There's a set of them, yes, of small silver and gold objective markers? I quite liked them!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/02 20:51:28


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
I am! There's a set of them, yes, of small silver and gold objective markers? I quite liked them!


Wow, what a crazy coincidence that you happened to take a picture of the marker and he saw it and recognized it!

-Rids


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/03 04:36:31


Post by: Slayer Dragonwing


 The Riddle of Steel wrote:
 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
I am! There's a set of them, yes, of small silver and gold objective markers? I quite liked them!


Wow, what a crazy coincidence that you happened to take a picture of the marker and he saw it and recognized it!

-Rids


That is a crazy coincidence! I'm glad you liked the markers . I made them for the Frostgrave games we were playing at the shop. It's good to see they are still getting used. I made a new set for home, including some much larger ones for dragon hoards.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/04 20:01:12


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


It's such slow going with this project, because the white PVA glue I'm using on the styrofoam to start takes such a long time to glue, but I've gotten the main circle about half built. The main circle will be built like this: 32mm of just the cut styrofoam on an angle that we saw in the previous photo, than roughly 40mm of built up styrofoam, at low enough an angle to still be able to balance a 32mm model. The entire ring has had the inner ring of added styrofoam done, while about half of it has had the outer ring. Then I have to get something to fill in the four square corners of the ring!

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You can fit 2 32mm models between the inner lake-edge of the ring, and the upper edge of the crater. It'll be a tight fit once I add in the water effects (I'm going to practice on my Idoneth model bases first!), but should still be playable.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/11 14:13:29


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I moved the terrain piece into the basement to clear off my painting desk: it's pretty ugly to have in such a public part of the house, at least until I finish carving and get the paint on it. Also, I haven't been founding the modelling to be as relaxing as painting, so I went back and did a little bit more work on my zombies, with mixed results. Adding the bit of flesh colour to their green kinda looks... off. I'll probably have to hit it with a green wash to get it to blend in better. The second batch of zombies, when I do them, will I think be the new Contrast flesh tones with a green wash overtop.

Very happy with the khaki and tan tones especially, and the half-done white dress shirt looks nice as well. Still lots of work to go. All of them need a green wash on their skin, eyes, teeth, and blood effects.
Girl on the left needs to lighten her shirt up to a grey.
Next guy needs a lighter grey highlight on his grey-blue jeans.
Next guy needs to finish his white shirt, and then highlights on his brown hair.
Next guy is pretty much done other than skin wash, face details and blood.
Next guy needs his hair finished, and to redo his shirt: it's supposed to be purple, but I realized after putting the dark purple base coat that I should have done grey with a purple wash instead, so I'm going to go over it to do that.
Girl second from the right needs a hair highlight, and to bring her shirt up to a full orange with highlights. Also maybe a subtle jeans highlight
Last guy I need to put black and grey stripes on his shirt to make it plaid.
Then need to figure out what to do with their bases. Any ideas of basing? The board, for reference, is also in second spoiler below.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/11 14:38:06


Post by: Theophony


Zombies are looking great , having painted up a few hundred Zombicide figs I know it can be a nice palette cleanser.

Are these 28mm figs? I have no experience with this game, so wondering for future use.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/11 17:54:03


Post by: Captain Brown


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll,

Yes, sometimes large projects can get daunting part way through and you need a break to recharge.

Cheers,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/14 19:59:31


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


They're 28mm I believe, but a little on the smaller side for the scale. 28mm portraying non-muscled normal-size humans, I guess. Noticeably smaller than a Necron Warrior, and sliiiightly smaller than my Namarti Thralls.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/14 20:14:59


Post by: Theophony


 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
They're 28mm I believe, but a little on the smaller side for the scale. 28mm portraying non-muscled normal-size humans, I guess. Noticeably smaller than a Necron Warrior, and sliiiightly smaller than my Namarti Thralls.

I’m almost guessing 25mm then, there are plenty of zombie games out there, but they all use different scales. One that I grabbed used 20mm scale while another was 15mm. I guess they worry people won’t buy more of their zombies if they can just use ones from another game.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/07/19 03:13:26


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I wouldn't be surprised: I can't say I've gone and measured them myself.

Played (and lost) a battle last week against Raven Guard and Blood Angels, 2v1. Deceiver+Zahdrekh+Obyron+10 Scytheguard ruined the new Primaris tank 1st turn, but then got wrecked. Deceiver actually survived to do some decent damage after though!


The battlelines are set


Doomscythe popped the Raven Guard autocannon Dreadnought with overkill, but failed to hit anything after that. Wraiths behind had just eliminated the first unit of Raven Guard Eliminator's, but rather than send them against the second unit of Eliminators, I sent them into the various Blood Angels infantry, where they were blasted off the table. Failed to deal with those second Eliminators too, even after a whole Destroyer salvo!


[i]The C'tan proxy hid with the warriors after doing her initial tricks



Zahndrekh, Obyron, and the final Lychguard got charged after weathering a whole turn of shooting on their Turn 2


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/09/03 15:32:16


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Alright, been a hot minute. But the zombies are all done, apart from their bases (I need to pick up some new stuff to do their bases in mud and grass) (As usual click through to see them full size in the gallery).

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I also picked up a better photography app that allows me to adjust white balance, so no more weirdly yellow pictures!

I also went back and finished the basing on my first handful of Lychguard. Just need to clean up the black base rim, which isn't worth it's own photo, and we're away!

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I'm still torn as to whether to drybrush green to make it glow. I gave an attempt on it on one at the front of the picture, you can see it on their eyes and ribcage, but I'm not sure if it works. Do you think that's worth attempting again on the other models?


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/09/04 19:53:08


Post by: Captain Brown


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll,

Nice progress and always a treat to see painted armies on the table top...(well your army was painted).

Cheers,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/10/23 13:32:16


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


So I gave up on the terrain project. Styrofoam is awful to use. Would not recommend.

Decided to try to do some minimal OSL practice on the Lychguard, with the eyes, ribs, and weapons.

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Not entirely happy, but my roommate says it really looks like it's glowing from table-top distance so I'll accept it!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/10/23 13:51:47


Post by: Not Online!!!


Uuhh fancy.
I like them.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/11/28 05:39:54


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thank you!

Inspired by two different Flayed One conversions I saw, I decided to combine the two concepts into one. I would try and fit Sicarian Ruststalker legs under Glaivewraith cloaks, use the Sicarian claws as one of the arms, source left-handed claws from somewhere, and boom, super unique Flayed Ones.

I mocked up a rough proof of concept here: imagine this image, but with the cloak painted to look like flayed skin! In the concept photoshop I thought I would chop the face to make it less animalistic, but having built it, the animal-like legs work really well with the animal skull, so I'm gonna keep it to have this feral theme.
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My first attempt at actually building this almost failed: I couldn't apply enough heat to warp the bodies to open up the cavity without just outright melting them. So instead, the two halves of the glaivewraith body will have the gap between them filled with green stuff!

Here's what it looks like missing one arm, and not yet green-stuffed!
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Any tips or hints on how to make this better or easier? I know it's gonna require some clever basing to get it to stand straight, gonna have to have lots of scattered rocks so the weird feet angles give it enough purchase...


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/04 16:30:56


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Played a battle against a Farsight Enclave featuring the Eight. Had to call the game early, at which point I had the lead, but we agreed that there was only a 1/4 chance I would win if we played to finish.

Drones are tricky!

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The Eight bunkered down in the central shipping crate yard, where they would have a defensive position to trade fire with the Necron defensive lines.

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Lord Cleomqen, the bannerbearer of the Sothis Dynasty, rallies his "Farmer levies" in defensive positions. In the midground, the Immortal warrior-caste lie in ambush in a saloon. In the background, the Tau have seized the centre of the battlefield.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/04 18:24:48


Post by: Captain Brown


Interesting collection of terrain from your battle Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll.

Cheers,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/04 18:43:07


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


The FLGS has this nice collection of sci-fi western card terrain, but it wasn't quite enough to fill the table so I had to put a more traditional Warhammer Gothic ruin on too!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/04 20:25:16


Post by: amazingturtles


That flayed one idea is so great


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/07 17:48:53


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Painted up Vargard Obyron aka Vargard Oddaros. This is him almost completed (i'll get better light for the completed photo). Just had to do basing, a last edge highlight on his warscythe, and then gonna try varnish and maybe a waterslide transfer.

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Like many of the Sothis Dynasty, Vargard Oddaros is stuck reliving the same period over and over again.

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For Vargard Oddaros, that period is a day that saw a close assassination attempt on the Nemesor A'ahotka, pictured here with him

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Ever since then, Oddaros has stayed by A'ahotka's side, taking his orders, and leading his most trusted Lychguard against A'ahotka's enemies, certain that each one is part of the ongoing assassination attempt.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/09 16:34:44


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


While waiting for stuff to dry, I also did a test-paint on one of my Namarti Thralls. I wanted my Namartis to have no silver, steel, or iron. Every metal would be in a shade of bronze for weapons, copper for lower ornamentation or practical items, or gold for fanciness. This is a test of a bronze weapon. I'm pretty happy about it, but wondering whether it could use a touch of verdigris. I wouldn't put verdigris on the Akhelian weapons though, it'd only be the Namarti lower classes.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/09 17:24:12


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, that's a nice bronze color. I like the idea of using all the colors but silver and steelish. A bit of verdigris would be good i think but not so much that it become the dominant color.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/11 16:16:32


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Perhaps just a little in the details? I don't want to lose the warmth of the metal, but differentiating Namarti from the high classes is a good idea. I'll experiment later.

Still working on Obyron. He's taking a varnish right now, so I picked a random model to paint while the varnish dried.

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Just base coat so far, and still needs some touch-ups on the shoulder and the belt (forgot which bump was buckle and which was belt, accidentally bronzed the belt!). Going for a classic Order of Our Martyred Lady look, though I might end up re-doing her as Sacred Rose. My current plan is to get more a blue tint to her black armour. If that doesn't turn out though I think it's strip-and-Sacred-Rose time.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/11 18:42:33


Post by: Captain Brown


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll,

I painted Amalia Novena for the Monthly Painting Challenge as well and found her very difficult to paint as the model was so thin and small. Good work on a basecoat.

Cheers,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/13 13:35:20


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Alright, here's Obyron in all his glory! I initially left him gloss varnish (he is a metallic creature after all). Do you guys think I should keep gloss, or matte him back down?

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/15 21:33:43


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


A shot of the named characters on my shelf, nice to get some more natural sunlight for a shot!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2019/12/17 12:54:37


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Next on the list, is a pile more warriors. These ones are gonna get similar OSL effects, so I'm really amping up the glow on their weapons.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/09 21:41:43


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Christmas gifts involved an actual lightbox! Here's a test shot with some old minis, not my paint-jobs. These ones my mother got me when I was just a kid, she commissioned them from a friend of hers. Alas both of these minis are now Legends only. At least the bolt thrower can be proxied as a Stormcast ballista ally for my Idoneth. Unfortunately no such useful proxy I know of for the sorceress.

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I think I need to place the miniatures a little further back so that the front illuminates a bit more, because the shutter speed is so high from the bright background, they look much darker than they are.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/09 22:07:14


Post by: Not Online!!!


Probably, also this Makes me miss warhammer .


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/11 05:23:53


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Working through this batch of warriors! Experimenting with using the brightest silver on the arms and legs as an edge highlight which I think will work better with OSL from the gun. I think it'll look very strong at tabletop level!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/12 15:47:29


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Finished the light OSL on all of them, and began basing. Just basing, water transfer squad markings, and varnish left!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/12 19:59:32


Post by: gobert


Nice OSL they’ve got going on!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/16 04:40:17


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Progress is slow but inevitable, much like my army! A friend gave me some basing moss, which I'm trying out on these front 3 with the larger bases,

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/16 12:55:18


Post by: Theophony


Great work on this batch, The OSL really sells them.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/18 00:39:31


Post by: Maharg


Nice work on the lighting, looks really good. I wonder if you need to add some glow to the chins of the models with the guns near their faces, same with some of the knees near the pipes to add to the effect even more


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/20 16:02:51


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Good call on the adjustments to the OSL. I'll add a little bit on the chins, legs, and on review the right arms before sealing them.

I grabbed a handful of Nighthaunt models from a friend, and I had an idea for them that I wanted to trial on Olynder; bloody eyesockets. Ghosts wrapped in torn flesh bleeding from their eyes is pretty good horror if I can pull it off.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/25 02:17:25


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I think your suggestions really worked Maharg! A little bit OSL near the face, knees, and arms, then putting on the regiment shoulder-mark waterslide transfers.

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Next: A woodlands base to quickly whip together as a quick break, then the first batch of 10 Chainrasps! Corroded bronze, skeletal bodies, bloody eyes and flayed skin, come floating through the mist. This should be fun!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/25 13:17:41


Post by: amazingturtles


Those bits of glowing armor do look good. And the chainrasps sound like they'll be nice and creepy.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/25 19:07:05


Post by: Not Online!!!


So, i missed 5 contributions....


Feels blind man.
FWIW, i still like the unique painting style on them.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/26 23:25:41


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks for the kind words guys!

The log came out mixed; the fallen log looks amazing, but the upright log in comparison looks kinda... bland and bare. Partially I blame the sculpt; the upright log is pretty much detailless. But at the same time, I should be able to add the bark flecks myself. I may return later and fix that.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/27 18:53:48


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


First test for the Nighthaunt scheme! This is just base coats of everything: contrast for the bone and flesh-shawl, a light wash for the ghost-y-bits, bronze for the metal will all be corroded. Considering replacing my usual wood with the contrast wood it looks really good. Bleeding eye sockets. I think I'm happy, I want to experiment with the corroded bronze before I do the first set of ten but this is very promising.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/28 01:05:01


Post by: Maharg


Good start on the ghosts, they have a nice dirty, old look to them. Eye sockets turned out well too


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/28 05:55:16


Post by: Captain Brown


I echo Maharg, a nice base for the Nighthaunts.

Cheers,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/29 14:47:28


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


It's satisfyingly different from most nighthaunt schemes I think.

Got my hands on some Nihilakh Oxide, so here's how the metal is going to look. Too much weathering, or not enough?

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/30 15:58:14


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Just a minor update, a tiny bit of highlighting on the bone. Taking the teeth a level lighter makes a big difference I think!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/31 15:21:52


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Bronze base coat on the first whole batch. I was a bit unhappy on the Nihilakh Oxide on the test model, so I redid the bronze; I think properly it'll be better done dotted in certain chain links rather than spread across the whole chain and just hoping it'll settle in the crevices, because that way it ended up shading the raised areas as well in strange ways.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/01/31 15:56:58


Post by: Not Online!!!


i think the new brass does look better.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/01 15:46:11


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I had a whole pile of extra bronze paint on my palette, so put a little bit more on what will eventually by my Namarti Thrall test model, testing out how it looks for the armour as well. I think it'll look good!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/02 11:44:34


Post by: gobert


Your bronze on the night haunts and sea elf looks good. I’d call that a successful test!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/02 11:59:51


Post by: Viterbi


Bronze looks really good on the Thrall, excited to see more of Idoneth!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/03 14:08:13


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks gobert and Viterbi! Alas the Idoneth is gonna likely wait a bit, but once I get to them I'm very excited.

Meantime, a LOT of progress on the nighthaunts: finished the bone, flesh, and metal! Only the wood, stone, bases, ghostly cloaks, and blood effects left to do!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/03 20:49:30


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


They look amazing so far. Very ethereal.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/03 22:11:22


Post by: Yorkright


That sea elf looks great with the bronze it really sets off his skin tone. Ghosts are looking good too, as Warboss said very ethereal!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/04 13:34:44


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks Warboss and Yorkright! I’m glad the more realistic items and such don’t ruin the ethereal effect of the models!

The wood came out fantastic! Just one picture here of the best one, the Ghost of the Gallows.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/05 15:30:26


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Ittttt's purple time!

First, the robes got a spectrum of white at the top to black at the tips for the purple wash to tint. The edge highlighting also got progressively darker, with white highlighting light gray, light gray highlighting dark gray, and dark gray highlighting black.
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Then, the purple wash was applied. Here you can see a practice on the candelabra flames which got the same effect, as well as on one robe. The robe didn't get the appropriate spectrum of shades applied first though, so it came out looking too light, so I redid it.
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Here's how it looks with about half of the models done!
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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/05 15:36:58


Post by: Viterbi


Nice work, they look legitimately spooky and threatening!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/06 14:11:36


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks! It's a lot of work for a horde unit, but I prefer to paint real slow so.

Finished the units themselves, all that's left is basing! Blood effects, purple cloaks, stone (the gravestones I'm especially proud of), and dark red candles to match the blood. Actually I've finished basing as well, but I don't have time to take lightbox photos of these guys before I leave town for the weekend, so you'll all have to wait until I get back for those!
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Next minis on the painting list are some aaaancient Terminators from when I was just a kid! Painting Space Marines will be a huge difference from both metallic Necrons and naturalistic and flow-y Nighthaunt.

Edit: do you think the candelabra-bearer's helmet is a bit bare? I'm tempted to try something to bring a little bit more interest to it, but I can't figure out what other than more Nihilakh Oxide...


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/06 15:33:51


Post by: CaptainWaffle


The group looks spooky to me. At first I was indifferent on the color choices. Now that it's all together it looks really quite good. I think the helmet looks good as it is, but if you really want to do something with it perhaps a soft purple or purple\red glaze would help. Looking forward to the terminators.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/06 19:14:00


Post by: Captain Brown


Very nice colouring Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll.

Some uniformity amongst the dead.

Cheers,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/06 23:35:37


Post by: Maharg


Nice work on those nighthaunt, the colours go together really well. Helmet looks ok as is but does blend in with the hood a bit. Captain Waffle's idea of a purple glaze sounds like a good option to help it stand out a bit whilst staying with your colour choices


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/10 13:40:07


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Back from my trip! All of a sudden some photos I'm trying to upload to the gallery here are being turned sideways, and I can't figure out why, they look upright in my phone... In the meantime, here's a few more WIPs of the Chainrasps before I take the final photo. These were before your suggestions on the helmet, which I'll try out shortly.

Close-up on the candelabra before I had filled in the candles, to see the purple smoke effect.
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I'm going for a mud base, but for reasons you'll soon see once I get the finished pictures, most of it will be obscured...
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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/11 12:57:20


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I got a battle in before I finished basing the minis, but I couldn't get the pictures not to be sideways... So, I gave up and here's the battle.

It was just a simple 850pts with my Nighthaunts versus his Ossiarch Bonereapers. My two units of Chainrasps tied down his Kavalos Deathriders and Archai, but the remainder of my army wasn't enough to chew through his block of Mortek Guard, and once he killed my centerpiece characters, he was able to sweep through and wipe out the rest of my army. It was super close until a turn of bad rolls for me meant I didn't kill a single Mortek Guard from all of my attacks!

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Kavalos Deathriders vs Chainrasps
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Archai vs Chainrasps
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Vokmortion overlooking Lady Olynder
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Vandtos fighting Olynder (though actually modelled as Vandtos, he was played just a normal Liege
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The table before Olynder finally bit it.
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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/12 15:31:39


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


I rebuilt the old scratchbuilt Cryptek! He had completely fallen apart when I went to strip the old paint off of him, but the bits could still be used to rebuild him, better and stronger!

Here he is next to the base model I used. You can see how I cut away a lot of the waist in order to hunch him over for a more dynamic pose.
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Next to the classic Cryptek. He's a good bit bulkier than this guy!
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And next to the new Cryptek with Cloak. Looks like I wasn't the only one to scale creep my Cryptek!
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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/12 17:43:32


Post by: Captain Brown


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll,

Nice effect on the candles.

So for the photo flips, I had that when I was uploading...solved it by transferring them from phone to a computer folder and then turning them sideways there and then loading them to Dakka.

Hope that helps,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/13 16:58:16


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks Cpt Brown! I'll try that next time I have that issue.

Still haven't gotten the final pictures of the Chainrasps, hopefully I'll have those pictures for you for tomorrow.

In the meantime, the next thing on my painting table is, well, some models I've had for what must be over a decade. The Assault on Black Reach Terminators! We're gonna work through a single practice model to test out the scheme.

Inspiration is knightly tabards over armour, which means legs and arms are gray to evoke the , and the main heraldry is limited to the chest, pauldrons, and other armour pieces. For the main heraldry, I was stuck between azure/argent, like this:
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Or azure/or like this (except halved instead of quartered; quartering is hard to do without using the full arms and legs):
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I decided, despite my Ukrainian heritage pulling hard for the Ukrainian azure/or, that azure/argent would be cleaner. Plus, I'm doing this Ultramarine-style markings, which means white helmets for Veterans, which I think may look weird against the yellow. Either way, I was gonna be into a wild ride trying to do either white or yellow, neither of which I've done big blocks of before. The below picture is VERY rough, just the main colours blocked out to see how I like them. I know I said that arms would be gray, but the power-fist is such a big central piece it deserves the heraldic colours.

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It's not too late to switch to the Azure/Or if you guys think it'd be more fun! Either case, the chapter badge will be in red, as will be the bolter casings and power swords, if that makes a difference. I'm also looking to do a little OLS from the engine exhausts to show the POWER in the power armour.


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/14 20:05:54


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


These types of clean edge lines on larger panels are so much harder to do than the smaller models I'm used to!

Here's the test mini just about finished up, at least in terms of planning the scheme. I'm gonna try and be a bit cleaner when I go and do the whole batch.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/14 20:31:40


Post by: Captain Brown


Gwyn,

I always pained the lighter color first...then the darker and I worked the darker over from a line that I knew was not close enough, then slowed worked from that.

The other trick was to use a thin black line between the two colors.

Hope that helps,

CB


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/16 13:44:34


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Thanks Captain Brown for the advice! I'll give that a shot, see if that makes cleaner lines. I think just generally even the rest of my edge highlighting needs to be prettied up though. I'm also considering switching my white recipe; my White Scar dried up a while ago and so I've basically been just reconstituting it as I need it, but now... Is it worth getting the Apothecary White Contrast paint? It's awful tempting.

In the meantime, here's what the basing scheme is gonna look like: mix of dirt and moonscape. Mostly so I can use the Astrogranite that I accidentally bought because I wasn't paying attention to which pot I was picking up...

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/17 16:31:09


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Got the legs done on the whole batch. These guys just need to finish off the gold to finish the legs. The wash on the face in this pic is still drying, the skin looks great other than a drop of black paint that fell on the side of his head that I need to clean up that I hadn't noticed.

Then I'll see how clean I get get the blue!

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/17 20:37:45


Post by: Viterbi


Terminators are coming together nicely, love the blue-white color scheme!


Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/18 19:03:35


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


You can see a bit of the preparation for me cleaning up the border between the lines, but mostly this is to show what engine exhausts are gonna look like on these guys! This plus a little OSL should really help these guy seem like their armour really is powered.

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Gwyn's Table: Horror-inspired Chainrasps, Kitbash Cryptek, and AoBR Terminators!  @ 2020/02/18 19:43:02


Post by: Fifty


I really like the ghosts. The dull colour with the (slightly) brighter purple is very effective for them.