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Dunno what a fireblade is, but the cloaked gunner is a sweet model.
   
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Antwerp

Thanks!

A Fireblade is a veteran firewarior who has earned the right to pilot a crisis suit, but has chosen to lead firewarrios at the heart of the gunline instead. It's a kind of infantry commander. I hope I got the lore correct.

So, a new page deserves a little groupshot I think. Here is what I have finished painting for the tau project. Not much. Three firewarriors, a piranha, the official sculpt for the fireblade and some gundrones.



I have a lot more tau to paint before justifying buying more.

I also found a neat little bookstore which sells an assortment of hobby magazines. So I got an older issue of conquest including a sprue of 5 SM scouts and an issue of miniature wargames that had some abysmal dwarfs included. Kinda like the old fantasy chaos dwarfs.

So I've gotten my hands on 2 more neat little sideprojects.

Stay tuned for more, thanks for visiting!

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'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Antwerp

Good evening gentlemen.

Managed to take a quick snap of the latest 'completed' miniature. Basically it's a test model for the mechanicum stuff I have laying around. Not a lot, but nothing of it is painted yet. Great way to reduce the plastic mountain of shame.

I am happy with how it turned out, works great for the standard infantry but how I go about doing the vehicles and armoured models is still a question. Not sure how the alternating colors will hold up on say, a dunewalker.



I also wanted a slightly rusted feel to it, really complements the colors of the robes.

Base still needs work, hoping I can get a sulpherous look going. Time for practice me thinks!

Other than this I have a fantasy assassin in the works and some firewarriors, but this is what I could get done in between work and changing diapers.

Thanks again for dropping by and see you soon!




'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
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I like the colours on the tech priest. Should work well enough on the vehicles in a quartered scheme on most of them. Maybe halved on the two legged ones with the skitarii robes halved the opposite way? Look forward to seeing more of these
   
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Australia

Hey mate,

Really enjoy the quartered look on your tech priest. Makes him feel a bit like a medieval knight in his livery - a cool contrast with the grubbed up armour underneath. Turquoise as a tertiary colour was a great choice I think. I think vehicles should work alright; they will be a bit trickier but Howling Griffons space marines have a similar scheme and there are plenty of dreadnoughts/rhinos about for a bit of inspiration.

I also love the heavy use of turquoise on the Tau - it makes such a good colour combo with the orange and is a fresh and interesting take on the classic orange/brown tau fire warrior.

The historical asian stuff is very impressive too. Love the mounted samurai and fat monk in particular.

Good luck clearing some more of the mountain!

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Keep up the fight against the unpainted Flapjack.

Cheers,

CB

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Tech-priest is awesome! The color scheme really works to give him that feudal-tech feel. Props for the group photo, too.
   
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Antwerp

I'm glad you like the tech priest, guys!

I've taken some looks at Howling Griffons vehicles and I'm more confident that it will work on the Mechanicus stuff as well.

There really isn't that much time left between life and work, but somehow I have a little bit to show you!

First up is a fantasy assassin. Wanted a dark feel to it so I used lots of dark grey and dark blue for this one. Pretty happy with it myself.



Then there's this little mess. I picked up some cheap scouts a while back and it was time to get started on em. I wanted a weathered bone white main color. I started woth some Mig paints I had never used before. Used dunkelgelb (first mistake) but it came out way too glossy. I figured, maybe use a yellow wash (second mistake) will make it a bit better.



At first I thought, yay accidental Imperial Fist. But then again, I have so much yellow going on already that these guys should go back to the drawing board.

Maybe next time I should start with a color that is acually close to what I want to achieve

Thanks for all the kind words and motivation! See you next time.


'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
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Antwerp

Ah, another update. Lovely

I found some time to scale Ol' Plastic Mountain again. A few different Different bits this time. I'll start with the Tau updates, as that army gets most of my time lately.

The Fireblade is ready and I'm happy with it. Pictures will be a bit more wonky than usual as I've got a new camera. Still need to figure out the settings on that. The face will need a touch more love and the edging is rough if you look closely, but from a distance it looks alright.



Next squad I'll tackle is a unit of stealth suits, of which I've painted the first member. Edging looks a bit better here in my opinion. I think I tend to over edge Tau guns, which makes it look too messy. I'll need to tone that down from now on.



I also have this little conversion to show. I wanted to have breachers who look as if they've seen a fair few fights, so I've fooled around with some Skitarii bits. I've used a torso from the infiltrators kit on this one. looks OK to me, will move on to other bionics like arms and legs soon. Any tips are welcome here. I don't have much experience with these sort of things. (Really crappy picture, sorry about that)



Moving on, there's another fantasy sneaky boy.



Finally, A death Guard champion. It was nice to paint something dirty, and I'm also fairly happy with this one.



And that's all there is today. I'm happy to have knocked a few boys off the Pile of Shame.

See you later!







'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
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A nice varied update, the plague marine is my favourite, nice and grimey

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Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Antwerp

Greetings, and a happy new year!

A bit late.

Thanks Gobert. The plague marine was a nice change to painting up tau.

It is february and my completed model count is up to 7! Humble, yes, but it's something. Still, two more squads finished for the Greater Good.

I'm more or less posting to prove I'm still alive. My apologies if the quality of the pictures hurts your eyes, my camera lens took a few knocks, so these pics will look very wacky. I'm still looking into a fix for that.

Stealth suits ready to sneak up on unsuspecting foes.



A marksman preparing to take his sniper drones on a camping trip.



Looks ok from a distance so I'm happy.

And that's all folks, thanks for dropping by!

See you later!



'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Flapjack,

Nice to see your painted army growing there.

Cheers,

CB

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Bromsgrove, UK

Liking the variety of projects you're working on! Those Tau are looking really effective as a group together, with that slight twist on the usual tan-coloured Tau colour scheme.

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Northumberland

That teal colour looks excellent! Really like the contrast on the Tau. Looks like a lovely day at the beach, just with lots of plasma rifles and drones!

Great work on your tech-priest as well, that quartered scheme looks ace. Reminds me I have that same tech-priest sat gathering dust in the corner!

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Thanks for all the kind words guys!

I have not been idle. Pushed through the Sohei kit and finally have them all painted and based. I only need to do the multibases for now. I am pleased with how they turned out. They've been on the painting que for far too long.

Now that I have them finished, I shouldn't feel guilty about buying the newer Sohei kit by Grey For Now Games.





Up next is another building for test of hnonour and a trio of Oni. More on that later as the WIP is still very early.

Thanks for dropping by!

Cheers

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
 
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