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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Good to see you again.

Wish I could have a truly dedicated space. I share mine with Mrs. Captain Brown and Ms. Captain Brown and all my figures have to be packed up in the storage room (no display case here).

Cheers,

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
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Made in gb
Executing Exarch






My workspace complete. Took some time to gather the will and jump back in at the paint brushes.

Nearly finished the batch of dark reapers. Used darren lathams guide and basterdised it to fit my skill/patience threshold but have to say they look much better than my previous ones.

Should have better finished pics ready tomorrow. All i really got left is do the base rims and and varnish them.

Have never painted green gems before and my red are still pretty meh... need to work on these.

Not sure whats next. Got so many things i dont know wherr to start lol. Think will just speed paint a bunch of guardians to get them out the way. And then move on to Dire avengers.

But before all that im going to paint the reapers big daddy-o magun ra himself.

Want to try out contratrasts and hes primed with grey seer...

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Eldar- 4436 pts


AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Glad you got the motivation to do these guys. They look sweet! The Exarchs, especially, hauling out the heavy firepower. Excited to see Maugan Ra!
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






 youwashock wrote:
Glad you got the motivation to do these guys. They look sweet! The Exarchs, especially, hauling out the heavy firepower. Excited to see Maugan Ra!


Thanks!

I need to do some research on how to use contrast paints. Wanted to only paint him using contrast..
I had a plan some time ago but completely forgot what I was going to do lol.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Those Reapers look fantastic! Mr Lathams videos are really good, though I too have to adjust to match my skill level! Still, the results speak for themselves! I’ll be watching out for Maugan

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Here we are.
I think I need to make/get a new photo box. the cheapo one I got is pretty flimsy and a pain to use.

Any tips on DYI or links to off the shelf stuff is welcome

Anyway. I like how these guys turned out. Sadly one of the troopers is missing an "ear?" that's due to finecast being finecast.. :(
However, I decided to paint him anyway and put it down to battle damage

The varnish seems to have made of some blending/transition of the highlights on the armour very bland... I need to take that into account on future projects when using this method.

Feedback is appreciated
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

I think they look great. There is something about them that invokes both classic/retro and modern paintjobs - and that just feels good.

I can see what you mean about losing some of the contrast on them compared to the last pic; it almost seems like they have a subtle oil pastel blend going on, particularly on the red weapons. It's definitely not unpleasant but I can see that it might make them pop less at arm's length on the table.

The bone parts turned out really well, they seem to tie the black and red together.

I have a cheapo lightbox from ebay too; I have pretty much given up on it and just try to take photos in natural light...I am lucky enough to live in the land of eternal sunshine though and if the stereotypes are anything to go by a pom might not be so lucky! Would also love to hear any recommendations...

I've had my share of frustrations with finecast too. An ear is a minor loss given their track record and good on you for rolling with it!

I just had a refresher look through the last few pages; I forgot how much I love the colour scheme of this army. Hope we get to see more soon!

PS did you make any progress with the resin forcefield idea? Felt like you were on to a winner there!

t z you are k 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Thanks! Im glad you like them. The first ones I did look terrible by comparison like the are not even finished!

Im surprised how drasticaly my ability/skills/tools/willingness to paint detail has improved. Its a nice feelgood feeling.

Aye I have been thinking about the wraith a lot. Hes close to the top of the pile so hopefully you will see how it all turns out sooner rather than later.

Currrently im retro fitting all models to have magnetised bases which is goin pretty smoothly pretty fast.
Also got the nee AOS lumineth endless spells. The lightining bits and swirly bits will be nice conversion fodder
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






ive been magnetizing bases (unitl I run out of 3x2 magnets!)
Been busy Housing all of my stuff and magnetizing finally. I think this is a good thing to have the backlog as a visual thing rather than being packed up in boxes so I don't have to look at it lol. Im going to need another detolf soon enough but will just upgrade to a couple more shelves first.

However, now its time to paint again.

Magun ra - The reaper daddy-o man himself is gracing the paint desk.
Pictures will follow.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






I've finished Maguan-Ra to go along with his reaper brethren.
I have also decided from now on I shall call him "wagwan-ra" Dunno why.. just seems apt.

I took what I learned from doing the reapers and applied to the big man himself.
Really like how he's turned out. Apart from the tabard... WHy or why I cant paint straight tabards that look good!? I dont know why but I just cant seem be able to paint how it should look.

If anyone has pointers about how to paint long straight Up--> Down cloth folds Im all ears. Really hate how it looks.

On the upside I really like how the base turned out. Wasnt sure if it will work but I think it worked fairly well. Always fun experimenting with UV resin.
I think I could have added some green OSL to the model's underside in hindsight..not sure if it wouldn't clash with the blue gue armor finish though. I certainly don't feel comfortable trying to pull it off! SO will call it done

Anyway. Hope you guys like it.
As usual please give that sweet sweet feedback so I can do things better.

Going to take a break for the rest of the day and decide what I'm tackling next.
I think I will just do a batch of guardians...
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Rad. Love the base. The black armor is slick. The green gems are a good dash of color. Also, I don't think the loincloth looks as bad as all that.
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Wagwan-Ra looks fab, the bone bits are nice and smooth and the subtle highlights on the black are great too. I think the cloth looks TL old, I’ve been trying (others can judge how well!) to give broader highlights where the light would hit. I try to use one of my lamps to help guide me, though it’s easier on surfaces with a bit of shine. I probably would have done something with the eye sockets on his shoulder pads, maybe purple or green?

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Thanks!
Somebody pointed out his gun is abit flaccid on the paint comp thread.. I stopped noticing it as I was working on him but guess didint straighten it enough lol

@ Gobert, I did consider it but decided it would be too much.. Wanted to keep the armour bits uniform. I was considering the mans eyes themselves might need a dash of airbrush green OSL but again decided against it. Felt like adding more would clutter him up. Maybe it was a bad call.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I echo the thoughts about widening the strokes towards the bottom of the cloth.

I also agree about the eyes, but also agree that bright eyes would be too much. I wonder if black eyes t o match the armour would work?

A lovely model though, especiallly nice black armour.

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 30 pages of Badab War, Eldar, undead and other assorted projects 
   
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Executing Exarch






Straightened out the flaccid gun and reuploaded:

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Magnetized the bases on all of these dudes.
Have to say its somewhat daunting looking at the barrel of this lot.. lol..

Maybe should have done just 10 at a time haha
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Procrastinator extraordinaire





Edinburgh, UK

I don't envy you at all! I still have plenty of guardians to paint myself.

Maugan Ra looks sweet as well. The base looks good and the straightened barrel improves the overall look.

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