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

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Bronze looks really good on the Thrall, excited to see more of Idoneth!
   
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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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They look amazing so far. Very ethereal.

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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!
   
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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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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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Nice work, they look legitimately spooky and threatening!
   
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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...

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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.

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice colouring Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll.

Some uniformity amongst the dead.

Cheers,

CB

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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
   
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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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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!

Pictures in no particular order:

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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Nice, real nice.

   
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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 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

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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.

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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,

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

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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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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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Terminators are coming together nicely, love the blue-white color scheme!
   
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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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I really like the ghosts. The dull colour with the (slightly) brighter purple is very effective for them.

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I know these have been done and sitting on my shelf, but it's been a wild time and I needed a good time to take actual lightbox photos of them. So without further ado...

A Quiet Sigmarite Village
A quiet stroll through the village graveyard normally is a relaxing time to unwind after a long day's work at the tavern. By this point of the night, even the most insistent of drunks have gone home (or at least partway to pass out in the road), so it allowed Bea some rare time to sit in her own head, undisturbed. At least, undisturbed until she got home and her mother berated her about how late she was coming home. Nobody else ever walked through the graveyard, so she knew she would not be disturbed. Peace and quiet, albeit the peace of the grave and the quiet of the dead. But the graves didn't demand to be wiped clean of drunken vomit, and the dead didn't try to cop a feel as she brought them ale.

Tonight though, something was different. Perhaps it was the white mist that lay heavy amongst the tombstones, so that at least twice Bea almost tripped over uneven ground, and once even kicked an overturned gravestone that must have fallen across the path, hidden as it was in the ground-hugging cloud. She kicked it so hard she was sure her toe would be purple and swollen when she finally got home. She was grateful that there was nobody else in the graveyard to hear her near-blasphemous swearing; how disturbed would Sister Theresa be if she heard the words that Bea had learned from the old veterans who would swap war stories over a bottle of cheap whiskey!

But now, she wasn't so sure that she was alone. The hair on her arm was stood on end. But nobody else ever walked through the graveyard. There couldn't have been any movement in the mist, her eyes were playing tricks on her. That distant sound of clinking chains must be the tavern sign, the sound floating to her on the wind (though Bea's treacherous mind wouldn't let her forget that if there was a wind, she couldn't feel it, and it hardly disturbed the mist). The sound of the scrape of metal on stone was... what innocent explanation for that could there be? "Hello? Is anyone there?" Bea called out into the fog, praying to Sigmar that there would be no reply; nobody else ever walked through the graveyard.

The reply came floating through the mist; skulls with jaws open in noiseless screams, blood flowing freely from staring eye sockets, gripping in shackled hands copper blades with the familiar patina she daily fought to keep off the mugs. She was transfixed to the spot as the shapes came towards her, the leather draped across skeletal shoulders flapping in a wind that did not blow. It wasn't until they were nearly close enough to touch her that she realized that the leather was not tanned, but freshly skinned. She saw her own mother's face hanging over the shoulder of the closest spectre. Only then she screamed, but there was nobody to hear her. Nobody else ever walked through the graveyard. The dead would not be disturbed.

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Edit: If there's any specific ghosts you want solo pictures of, do ask!

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Love the story bit and the bases, nice work simulating the mist! It was really cool seeing those ghosts come together.
   
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Antwerp

Those spooky boys look awesome. Great paintjob and I like what you did with the bases

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Creepy cool. Nice work on the fluff and the minis.
   
 
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