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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Llamahead wrote:I've got this image of Wraith's decloaking but I think the colour choice is wrong for aircraft sky tones would work but the spectral green to my way of thinking doesn't make sense and Tau to me are the most practical of 40k races. Something similar shifting out of cloak or chamoleonic camo would look cool however. However I'm a fan of relatively realistic camouflage on most things.

Well, I'm thinking that they could be T'olku which are jade, but I could equally see it as Ksi'm'yen (stealth and subterfuge, greys) playing on superstition.
Don Qui Hotep wrote:I dig it! I like the idea of dorsal and ventral having different colors, a lot of aerial predators do the same. Do they usually have a lighter belly? I know in the ocean it helps blend in with the light above, but I'm not sure it matters in the sky, cuz they tend to stay in the sun. Anyway, I dig purple as an accent color - you never see bad purple paint jobs.

I'll be honest I was thinking in terms of fish lol
Theophony wrote:I like the spectral green, you just have to imagine an alien planet an the different flora colors from a strange atmosphere. Plus imagine that the Tau don’t see colors the way we do either .

Indeed !

So here are the test pics
The top view

Yellow still needs a bit of highlighting but it's more about blocking at this stage
Belly

I almost like this colour scheme more

Shot from the rear

I think I need to tone the base down also

I've not done engine glow, as with the other stuff. But then again I've not done weapon glow either and weapons glow seems so very Tau


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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Oh looking very nice Graven!

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 inmygravenimage wrote:
Theophony wrote:

Viterbi wrote:Happy belated birthday, nice haul you got there! AI planes are looking great, how complex are the rules? It may be a good entry to try and get my eldest son involved in gaming (although he will turn only 6 in October, so maybe still too early ).

The rules are probably slightlytoo complex. It's a modified reskin of Wings of Glory, which is easier. We started with Settlers, King of Tokyo, Talisman, and Hey that's my Fish! at that age. Dreadball is pretty easy to get into also.



Thanks, well there's enough board games around at home to get him hooked on other stuff first But he already likes the minis, may give WarCry a try over Christmas, rules are simple enough to learn and see, if he has fun with it. Dreadball always looks fun in your pics, may have a closer look at it.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

If your toning down the base, might I suggest painting it similar to the top of the Tau ships? That way their camouflage is blending in with the “ground”.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Very nice - Sadly I agree that the bottom is slightly nicer than the top - Just have them fly upside down

   
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 inmygravenimage wrote:
Don Qui Hotep wrote:I dig it! I like the idea of dorsal and ventral having different colors, a lot of aerial predators do the same. Do they usually have a lighter belly? I know in the ocean it helps blend in with the light above, but I'm not sure it matters in the sky, cuz they tend to stay in the sun. Anyway, I dig purple as an accent color - you never see bad purple paint jobs.

I'll be honest I was thinking in terms of fish lol


There you go! Figures I've got to make things more complicated than they need to be.

I am super impressed with the updates! I love that belly scheme. I think it works really well at scale. I'm thinking about Theophony's suggestion and it makes a bit of sense - the blues from below to look like the sky, and the camo from above to help break up the silhouette?

6681 points of
My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here! 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

GiraffeX wrote:Oh looking very nice Graven!

Cheers chum!
Viterbi wrote:
Thanks, well there's enough board games around at home to get him hooked on other stuff first But he already likes the minis, may give WarCry a try over Christmas, rules are simple enough to learn and see, if he has fun with it. Dreadball always looks fun in your pics, may have a closer look at it.

Dreadball is EXCELLENT and extremely easy to learn.
Theophony wrote:If your toning down the base, might I suggest painting it similar to the top of the Tau ships? That way their camouflage is blending in with the “ground”.

Hmm. Mebbe.
Slinky wrote:Very nice - Sadly I agree that the bottom is slightly nicer than the top - Just have them fly upside down

Lol so true. Excellent plan
Don Qui Hotep wrote:
There you go! Figures I've got to make things more complicated than they need to be.

I am super impressed with the updates! I love that belly scheme. I think it works really well at scale. I'm thinking about Theophony's suggestion and it makes a bit of sense - the blues from below to look like the sky, and the camo from above to help break up the silhouette?

Well I'm thinking of it flying over water, I suppose.

So make of them what you will:

Ksi'm'yen stealth mode! Fairly happy with my ethereal bioluminescence.

I know very little about Tau but I liked the Ksi'm'yen fluff so this pleases me.

Tiny Valkyrie and Vendetta are also built, very lovely, great kits. Again, Imperial stuff feels generally less fiddly than xenos. However, I've not got to the Lightnings yet...

Fun day with the kids today. Out of nowhere, they asked to play D&D?! So that was interesting, a bit of scrabbling around the internet and, actually, rather good. Who knows what weirdness tomorrow will bring?

Hey ho
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Awesome paint theme. How does the game play? ( Sorry if you already addressed this - Still catching up on folks blogs )

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Nice work , I do like the undercarriage as well, but still like the alien top.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Reading, Berks

Great work on those Tau. I'm still trying to catch up on the last couple of years worth of content here... stop being so prolific! (or maybe I should stop getting too busy with work? Who knows...)


   
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Affton, MO. USA

I wish shipping prices were not stupid. I just found the perfect print to make for your death guard.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4057326

Great Unclean one riding a scooter (Blight hauler)

This is why everyone needs a 3d printer

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

I saw that blight hauler the other day and had a chuckle. It's great

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Solar_lion wrote:Awesome paint theme. How does the game play? ( Sorry if you already addressed this - Still catching up on folks blogs )

It's a cracking game. Convinced the young spawn to try it and we had a proper belter of a time; details below.

Theophony wrote:Nice work , I do like the undercarriage as well, but still like the alien top.

Phew!

endtransmission wrote:Great work on those Tau. I'm still trying to catch up on the last couple of years worth of content here... stop being so prolific! (or maybe I should stop getting too busy with work? Who knows...)

Good to see you back squire!

Theophony wrote:I wish shipping prices were not stupid. I just found the perfect print to make for your death guard.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4057326

Great Unclean one riding a scooter (Blight hauler)

This is why everyone needs a 3d printer

You're a bloody trouble maker lol. That is genius, for sure.
endtransmission wrote:I saw that blight hauler the other day and had a chuckle. It's great

not going to lie. A printer would be lovely but a terrifying distraction
Bits and pieces done. Finally did the evil zombie AI, Gemini:

Do love some zombie murderbots. Had a great game of Dreadball over TableTopSimulator, got thumped but it was excellent. Learned a lot; having now played against two of the game's top players in the last month (and lost) I feel much more confident about the game; for all that I love it, there's always stuff to learn. The best compliment from my opponent last night was that he was terrified of me going into the match

Aeronautica continues apace. Got the Punishork mounted on a base:

Nice to know it works! And had a game Vs Tau with the kids:

We played using the Low Altitude rules from Taros. Really adds to the tension as you have to be MUCH more careful (Aeronautica is actually pretty forgiving with maneuvers) as collisions are much more of a risk.

The tau are a funny mix. They're maneuverable enough for dogfighting but Barracudas are super fragile. They are inevitably best at long ranges, although at any range, when they hit, they hit hard.

I do love how dynamic the models feel.

It came down to a face off between these two, one structure each left. Terrible destroyer rolls meant Tau won the day, much to the kids' delight! Using the card decks made a big difference, the game flows much more smoothly and the kids found it a lot easier. Good stuff!

It never ceases to surprise me when I get "stuck" in a couple of colours.

SJS judge Gerhardt

Fun figs

And my Orion female themed Kalyshi

Horrid old soft 1st gen mantic plastics, but glad they're done.

Which means... More than 500 painted this year in 6 months! Not too bad lol
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

The Khalasyi(Spelling ), look good in the Judge Color scheme

500 thats just insane, but so are the times.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Reading, Berks

But printers are sooo much fun! Just think of all the objectives etc. you could print for Aeronautica </troublemaker>

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Affton, MO. USA

 endtransmission wrote:
But printers are sooo much fun! Just think of all the objectives etc. you could print for Aeronautica </troublemaker>


And the files for all the planes. You could have a full air battle with dozens of planes .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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