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Subject: Master of the Unfinished AoV's Hobby Blog 15/3 Kairic Adept WIP & Kairic Acolytes P42
The Karic's looking really good there. I think the pale flesh suits well.
I've got a couple of questions for you about Execution Force: And yeah, I have the game out in the shed, but I haven't played it yet or opened up the card packs, etc
Does it matter how the Chaos Sorceror is armed?
Does it matter how the Cultists are armed?
I'm working on putting together an IW sorceror, but I want it to look really different, so I'm not using the Lord model at all, and similarly, I've got a whole lot of cultists, so I'm wanting to know if I need to paint specific models or if I can sub models in and out without any issue?
Lord Drask is armed with a force staff and combi-melta. Cultists are armed with auto pistols and close combat weapons or auto rifles. Then youve got your traitor marines with bolters. For interest: There's also rules for daemons in one of the recent white dwarfs.
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This past week, I've been working on my freshly assembled Kairic Acolytes for my Disciples of Tzeentch. I've also been working on my miniatures photography with my lightbox. On to the pics!
Kairic Acolytes WIP:
Mostly just blocking in the colours (Rakarth Flesh, Retributor Gold, Leadbelcher, Screamer Pink and Celestra Grey) and a few initial washes (Reikland Fleshshade, Druchii Violet) here. I mixed it up a bit with the Screamer Pink since not all of them have the loin cloth bit on them.
So.Much.Flesh to paint. Ugh.
I went and had a gander at the Warhammer Community page again and had a pop at using my (phone) camera more effectively. Here's how that went. Bear in mind, I still need to go back and do some bits on this mini but I think he really pops in this pic.
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Someone's been watching Duncan in the past few days! Cloak looks great, mate. If you add a tiny highlight using silver to the gold I think it'll look fine. Even a mix of gold and silver to get a really pale gold for the highlight.
After a couple of nights of painter's block, I managed to get started again on my Cataphractii and a test model for Sisters of Silence.
The Cataphractii armour is pretty ideal for dry brushing with all the hard edges on it. As are the combi-bolters for that matter. For the black armour, I hit it with Dark Reaper and Fenrisian Grey. Then on the bolters, I dry brushed Mechanicus Standard Grey (to be followed by Administratum Grey.)
Sisters of Silence
For these, I'm just going with GW's Tip of the Day video scheme, more or less. I didn't get as much done on her as I'd have liked, sadly. My Sycorax Bronze basically went to gak in the pot. Regardless of how much frantic pot shaking and adding ball bearings to it :-(. No armour highlighting for me :(.
I also paid a little visit to Pop Goes the Monkey's ( https://www.shapeways.com/shops/popbits )web store on Shapeways to get me some sweet Successor chapter pauldrons for my Deathwatch. By no means cheap, but it allows for a bit more variety.
One last thing... I'm now in possession of x2 copies of Shadow War Armageddon . Sector Mechanicus incoming!
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I had a short break from the hobby for a few days, but yesterday I set to work on building the awesome new Sector Mechanicum scenery that comes with Shadow War: Armageddon. Managed to get the first set of core buildings assembled so there are just the walkways to go at now. Really gorgeous kit . I think the plastic is similar to the stuff they use on the Sector Imperialis but obviously with a good deal more detail on the moulds.
I also started building the Scouts kill team, starting with Brother Blain and his heavy bolter, "Old Painless"
Pop Goes the Monkey
In other news, I received my awesome new shoulder pads from Shapeways. These are really nice! Very sharp detail.
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I've been a little busy with my Dark Angels Legion lately, trying to slog my way through the troops so I can get on to the fun stuff. I made a vow to not build anything else til I get this lot done. It's proving a little difficult because my options for paint schemes and legion markings is limited until the next big black HH book, Angelus comes out. I guess I can get everything else done while I wait!
Yesterday's announcement of the 8th Edition of 40K has given me a little nudge on the hobby side. Hopefully, it should make for a much more enjoyable experience than 6th and 7th ed 40K.
Anyways, here's my first 8 tactical marines, on their way to being painted up .
I'm a little stuck with the crozius and inside of the cloak. I was thinking either a red, bone white or just black for the cloak. Not sure about the crozius, though. What do you guys think?
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More or less finished this Carcharodons fella . Looks pretty violent, yes? I'm considering repainting the beard of the chainaxe in either his chapter colours or bare metal. What do we think? I also painted the teeth on his chain axe in bone to make it look like he'd used the teeth of some super predator or whatever.
Void-Brother Ke'ohi (Pronounced keh O hee)
And this weekend I managed to polish off the construction of my first box of Sector Mechanicus. Throw in some promethium pipes, void shield generator, the munitorum containers and voila... decent size gaming table for skirmishing! Now all I need is a little battle mat or board section.
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The Legion is looking promising. How well do the Shapeways pads fit/compare to the official ones? Really like the build on that Carcharodon as well. I've been tempted to paint up a squad of those guys for a few years now, and of course putting him into the Deathwatch works perfectly.
Also in agreement with the good Doctor. I'm very jealous of all that SW:A scenery. It looks great!
evildrcheese wrote:The black on the inside of the cloak actually looks really good with the green outside and black armour.
Gold would be my go to for the crozius, if you wanted to differentiate it from the gold on the armour you could try doing it in NMM perhaps?
Nice job on the Carcharodon terminator, the bone teeth for the chain axe is an excellent touch.
Totally jealous of all that new terrain you've got built up :p
Cheers EDC, Yeah it's bloody marvellous stuff the Sector Mechanicus kit. I need more . Didn't bother with NMM on the crozius, and I also went with a deep red on the inside of the cloak. Might go back and change the colour of the beard on the axe.
Azazelx wrote:The Legion is looking promising. How well do the Shapeways pads fit/compare to the official ones? Really like the build on that Carcharodon as well. I've been tempted to paint up a squad of those guys for a few years now, and of course putting him into the Deathwatch works perfectly.
Also in agreement with the good Doctor. I'm very jealous of all that SW:A scenery. It looks great!
The Shapeways pauldrons are pretty great. Terminator ones don't cover quite as well as the GW plastics, but it does allow you to see the layers of armour involved in Terminator suits.
Paid a visit to WarhammerFest on Sunday, which was a nice opportunity to talk to Holly Goodwin about her work on the decals (and give her a nudge about the Dark Angels Legion decals ). I still have box #2 to build for the SWA terrain.
JamesY wrote:Nice progress mate. How have you found Shapeways? There are a couple of bits I fancy, but the p&p seems overly high.
The whole lot was dear, but my god they look fething amazing on minis . Shapeways was pretty damn quick to dispatch the stuff as well! PGTM has also started making insignias to mount on the pauldrons for minis.
Automatically Appended Next Post: In other news... I gone dun stuff!
Been flitting around a bit like a hobby butterfly to keep things fresh and stave off the hobby fatigue.
Here's a bunch of things I've been on with the past couple of weeks.
Tzeentch stuff: Sons of the Cyclops Rubricae WIP.
Tzaangor Twist-bray with a really big fething sword...
And finally a Blue Horror gribbly which was surprisingly fun to paint!
And now for some Deathwatch: (Just a WIP at the moment. Needs more doing)
I went back and did some more work on Garran Branatar also:
And finally, WarhammerFest 2017 loot:
Legion Praetor with combi-volkite and thunder hammer
Traitor Librarian (not my paint job here just a google img)
Thanks for looking . C&C is welcome.
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As you might have guessed, I have a new box of plastic crack to play with! Space Marine Big 'Uns and Nurgle gribblies. Picked up this mighty box of stuff on Tuesday, and it didn't disappoint!
I've assembled this lot, so far. Bloody lovely stuff! I'm going to have to paint the Captain and the Inceptors (Jump pack guys) in sub-assemblies, as the cowls hide a good bit of their heads.
Primaris Lieutenant with Auto Boltrifle
Hellblaster with plasma incinerator
Inceptor orbital drop trooper with assault bolters. Basically miniaturized heavy bolters
Annnd a Nurgle Sorcerer (Januine doesn't like this model )
I also took some time to return to my House Stark Knight over the past couple of weeks. Neatened up some of the silver trim and built up the layers of Ushabti Bone to get a solid colour. Brought all my armour panels back except 1 thigh plate. FFS!. I'm also working out the decal placement in the hopes of breaking the painting standstill on this guy.
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