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The dice has let you down!

Seriously, that is going to be a lovely army. A collection of mostly gold is going to be a doddle to paint.

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Ha! I also got this $5 a can gold spray from Walmart that goes on pretty flat. I might hit them with the aluminum primer I’ve been using first because the gold doesn’t mention plastic on the can but the primer does. Then I’ll just wash brown, highlight gold, and glaze yellow. That should be good enough.
   
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Man with a plan! Be sure to show us.

My third lot of Questoris are late as I ordered a contrast paint to make up the p&p, but iyanden yellow is still out of stock despite being a preorder. I've asked them to change it to akhelian green, which is probably better as I've got 10 kalabites unpainted from last year. Hopefully the knights will arrive next week and I can finally finish the lance for my second battle group.

There will be a Crusade Legion article in the next issue of White Dwarf, so hopefully that might mean that we'll see a "Coming soon" on Sunday for the Acastus and other goodies we've been waiting for...

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SamusDrake wrote:
 Fajita Fan wrote:
You know an easy-to-build Reaver with just just gatling/laserblaster/apoc for $50 might be a good way to draw more people in especially if the wrist mounting points for the guns are compatible with the other guns. Just a simple walking pose would suffice.


You'll be pleased to know that I did make that point to FW and to also swap the Warlords in the GME for two such easy-Reavers for a true starter set. While the second request is most likely going to be ignored, I have a feeling that FW will make sure the Reaver is the only complicated kit we will see from now on.

Personally, I think we are too reliant on the current range of Titans. Although the Reaver was a pain in the bum to work on, I only have one and is "the big daddy" of my collection. He had my undivided attention and pride being put into him, and found the Hounds and Knights much more work, simply because there was more of them. But this poor lady, why she was asked recently to build a full Corsair maniple when five Reaver kits showed up in her Teleporter...

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...and I think we all feel the same way! Who really feels like building and assembling the same model so many times?



kinda why i dont do army games myself in general if it is larger then 15mm, large group identical paintjobs on large group identical models is something i have 0 patience or will to paint. but 2 of the same, that is just fine.

i dont think it is the complexity of the reaver that is the issue, it could be that many of you folks simply buy and build more titans then you actualy need. you only need 5 titans for a maniple, rest is knight support.
this is a skirmish game after all, not an army game.

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That's only one maniple, not all of the options nor are you limited to only one maniple on the field anyway

I mean, I got over five Warhounds alone

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Personally, I go for the smaller force simply because its quicker to play and more manageable. It also gives you the opportunity to create another force sooner, rather than later, and to use a new paint scheme.

Once my second force is complete( its a loyalist force misled by a single traitor unit! ) I'm going to go full-on traitor for the third. I don't do evil well but I do like the House Devine colours and some of the traitor Legios such as Vulpa. Hopefully we'll see a new titan before long.

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
SamusDrake wrote:
 Fajita Fan wrote:
You know an easy-to-build Reaver with just just gatling/laserblaster/apoc for $50 might be a good way to draw more people in especially if the wrist mounting points for the guns are compatible with the other guns. Just a simple walking pose would suffice.


You'll be pleased to know that I did make that point to FW and to also swap the Warlords in the GME for two such easy-Reavers for a true starter set. While the second request is most likely going to be ignored, I have a feeling that FW will make sure the Reaver is the only complicated kit we will see from now on.

Personally, I think we are too reliant on the current range of Titans. Although the Reaver was a pain in the bum to work on, I only have one and is "the big daddy" of my collection. He had my undivided attention and pride being put into him, and found the Hounds and Knights much more work, simply because there was more of them. But this poor lady, why she was asked recently to build a full Corsair maniple when five Reaver kits showed up in her Teleporter...

Spoiler:



...and I think we all feel the same way! Who really feels like building and assembling the same model so many times?



kinda why i dont do army games myself in general if it is larger then 15mm, large group identical paintjobs on large group identical models is something i have 0 patience or will to paint. but 2 of the same, that is just fine.

i dont think it is the complexity of the reaver that is the issue, it could be that many of you folks simply buy and build more titans then you actualy need. you only need 5 titans for a maniple, rest is knight support.
this is a skirmish game after all, not an army game.

I have two legios. I've been doing this since 2005 and consider myself a fairly experienced assembler but the complexity (read: tedium) of the Reaver's lower half is absolutely an issue even for me.
   
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well, then im the odd one, cuz i enjoyed the reaver, and i am looking forward to my 2nd one.

the warlord one the other hand......... well lest just say it is the reason to why im having a AT break now.
sadly, cant do axiom whitout one.

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I bought a fifth Warlord to make an Ordo Sinister ally for my Custodes.
   
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Virginia

Trying to make progress with tinting my gold with black, purple, green, and maybe sepia. I still have to figure out how to highlight this too, really makes me with I'd started practicing this paint scheme on something like a spare dreadnought.
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looks like any of my models after a shade shower

some like brown shade for gold, i prefer black.
details stands a bit harder out using black then they do if using brown.

fine thing about metallics is you dont have to do mutch highlighting. the natural light does that for you. a solid coat is all you need.

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@Fajita Fan What a beautiful scheme! Red and Gold I think it already looks awesome!

I got some pics from inside the local manufactorum, seems like my Griffons finally gonna get something to shoot at (and with!) soon enough!



   
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FInal box of Questoris arrived on the door step this morning. Sigh, better get cracking I suppose...

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SamusDrake wrote:
FInal box of Questoris arrived on the door step this morning. Sigh, better get cracking I suppose...


you better, acastus is released in 2 weeks time

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
SamusDrake wrote:
FInal box of Questoris arrived on the door step this morning. Sigh, better get cracking I suppose...


you better, acastus is released in 2 weeks time


Lets do this!

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well, you cant say knights only forces are a gimmic army anylonger if you include them acastus...




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Wait, seriously? Seven hit points? That’s a beefy lad…
At least crits still insta-vape one.…

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Yeah...but you need an S11 weapon to crit them. How many of those are in the game? And there's no side or rear boosts to be had with Knights.

But it's the weapons that look really beefy. I'll wait to seehow they do on the tabletop, but these seem *very* spicy at first blush. Hopefully the points come in closer to Warhound-level.

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Warlord: "Outmanoeuvred! Can't get a lock and all is lost!"

Acastus: "Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back before breakfast."

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Can you thermal mine these? I don’t have my cards handy.
   
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 gorgon wrote:
Yeah...but you need an S11 weapon to crit them. How many of those are in the game? And there's no side or rear boosts to be had with Knights.

But it's the weapons that look really beefy. I'll wait to seehow they do on the tabletop, but these seem *very* spicy at first blush. Hopefully the points come in closer to Warhound-level.


i am expecting them to be long range hug the back line models, after all they can kill reavers and warlords if their shields are down.
(kinda send in the questoris as cannon fodder/shield strippers and finish the job with the acastus)

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
 gorgon wrote:
Yeah...but you need an S11 weapon to crit them. How many of those are in the game? And there's no side or rear boosts to be had with Knights.

But it's the weapons that look really beefy. I'll wait to seehow they do on the tabletop, but these seem *very* spicy at first blush. Hopefully the points come in closer to Warhound-level.


i am expecting them to be long range hug the back line models, after all they can kill reavers and warlords if their shields are down.
(kinda send in the questoris as cannon fodder/shield strippers and finish the job with the acastus)


Crikey those Acastus guns are kerazy. The lascannon (or conversion beamer) fella is putting out as much firepower as a Warhound with twin plasma blastguns! At long range! Albeit with no ability to pinpoint a damaged location, because blast markers.

On the other hand... unlike the Questoris and Cerastus, which want to sneak up close, the Acastus is going to have to stand where it can trace LOS to the enemy. And unlike the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, if you can see a Titan, it can (usually) see you. Knights in the open don't last long. Even with seven Structure points.


In other news... here's some random kitbashing and terrain!



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OMG I love all of that, especially the Space 1999 model.

Fun fact: the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars was originally the Corellian Corvette called Tantive IV you are at the beginning of the movie running from Vader’s Star Destroyer. Lucas had them change the model to flying saucer it became because he thought it was too similar to that very ship. The Falcon’s B29 cockpit was originally mounted to front of the Corvette and all of the engines in the back were supposed to look like hot rod.

I used a .005 Micron marker to start adding detail to my House Mortan knights but I’m not happy with them, the verdigris on the bronze trim doesn’t look good and the colors don’t grab me like they did in pictures. Still needs recess shading but this may be a freeblade banner as I have to shift some models out of my household to make room for Acastus knights anyway. I may end up just using contract paints over the aluminum primer I used.
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Love the colour scheme on the Questoris Knight.

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Fancy terrain ideas!

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I'm still struggling with a suitable yellow for my Astorum, can anyone offer any suggestions?

I've used these methods:
- GW Iyanden Darksun with brown wash; too dark and came up with a weird texture.
- GW Yellow airbrush paint with very faint brown wash in the receses; took too many coats which clogged up the detail and my airbrush a fair bit, despite how careful I was with the wash it kept staining and ruining the finish
- Same as above but with Vallejo airbrush paint; same issue, except this clogged up the detail much more.
   
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Yellow is quite hard to get right. The constrast yellows might be worth looking into...

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That’s two coats of contest yellow over bright aluminum primer with a very tiny black recess wash.
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i guess it all depends on how yellow you want it.

i did an experiment on yellow some years ago, it gave me a slight dark yellow result
pure white primer: yellow ink from P3, casandora yellow shade from GW.

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That looks really cool!
   
 
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