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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some wonderful old models there Arakasi. The bases are cracking.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@monkeytroll: Flicked splatter was always planned, and is now in place (although difficult to see in the image below).

@Captain Brown: Thank you.


@gobert: Group shot! (pre proper photo shoot)

I'm not planning to do any more on these...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

I missed the fact that was still on the 'to-do' list

Great job on them all, very nice group

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Looking pretty cool Arakasi, the proper pics are going to be great!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@monkeytroll: No harm done, and thanks again.

@gobert: Thanks again.

Well, I set up the lightbox and the following pictures ensued. One of my lamps died during the session so I'm considering retaking some of the darker ones after sourcing a new globe - tomorrow. Otherwise it is simply a case of choosing which six to submit...


First frontal attempt.


Second (and I think better) frontal attempt (less shadow on Cedric).


Left.


Right.


Back.


Back from above. Better picture of the lava base and Gladstone's shield. (I think this was when the globe had died).


Front from above. Also a good picture of the lava base.


Angled, so the miniatures are facing more straight on.

Bigger pictures as always in the gallery - just click through.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Apparently the globe hadn't blown, must have just been a loose connection.

Final entry:


Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in de
Dakka Veteran






Congrats on finishing! They are looking great, that bloody hand on their faces is marvelous!
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Fantastic shots! They look amazing all together and in good light too. I’m glad you got your bulb issues sorted, it really helped bring out the colours. Good luck in the competition

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Excellent work Good job on finishing all 4.

The white armour really paid off, contrasts nicely with the bases, and overall they still have a retro feel even though it's not a typically retro scheme - I can't recall seeing white armour back in the day with the exception of some designed to look like bone.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Much congratulations of finishing them all!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Nice set of chaos warriors. Not often you see them in white but it works well. Really like the little details like the tattoos and red hand markings.
Thanks for documenting your basing techniques, I have been thinking about something similar and it looks like you've saved me some effort working it out. I might try tinting the ironearth with some base paint eg mephiston red, wonder if it still cracks?
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@All: Thank you.

@monkeytroll: Yeah, wasn't planned to be a retro scheme. I just like playing with stereotypes. The colours are meant to be a more "royal" / good guy scheme.

@Maharg: I only attempted mixing the ironearth twice - once with black (came out brown) and once with Carroburg Crimons wash (came out very liquidy - wouldn't recommend). Both were mixed in place on the base, as I didn't want to try mixing more than I needed to - but both still cracked as expected. The experiment needed here is twofold - does mixing in another colour affect or stop the cracking, and if so, at what ratio does this occur? I guess a third question is, can you get the desired colour outcome at this ratio . It's not on my current plans to find out, but if you do, I will be very interested in the results!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





I dunno if you can get Vallejo, but they do make a clear crack medium to mix into paint, if you've got a paint color in mind, might be a place to start. I've got a bottle, just not had a project speak to me in terms of needing it...
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

 monkeytroll wrote:
You should look for Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint if it's available over there - great product, wide range of colours, cheaper than GW. You could also try painting pva glue over a base colour, then a colour on top of that before it dries - however brush application can be tricky for that.
Vejut wrote:
I dunno if you can get Vallejo, but they do make a clear crack medium to mix into paint, if you've got a paint color in mind, might be a place to start. I've got a bottle, just not had a project speak to me in terms of needing it...

That makes two alternatives to try / experiment with

   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Hot damn, take a few weeks off and Arakasi comes out and finishes not only his chaos warriors but also does up the lava bases to stunning effect! Congratulations on what you've done. Those classic figures have been lovingly restored. Great work on the handprints and tattoos.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice work Arakasi.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Thank you Don Qui Hotep and Captain Brown.

So, completing four miniatures in a month sort of knackered me, and between the Dakka Painting Challenge Round 63 May 2020: Old-School Cool theme being more aged, outdated or historical than the retro I was originally hoping for, and the need to start cleaning up my hobby disaster - I mean room - well, I'm off to a slow start this month!

If the DPC had been more retro, I was going to go with Sally Starfield from Bombshell Miniatures.


Instead, the room cleanup had to go as far as finding something a bit more Old School, a little less challenging than last month, without just being more Chaos Warriors or Chaos Marauders/Thugs. My search provided a couple of options:


The head to head options - one of the Chaos Champions monkeytroll submitted in the April DPC (I didn't even remember I owned this!), or the Chaos Warrior of Snrub or the Chaos Centaurs of JoshInJapan for this month . Not sure if I have an extra Chaos Centaur torso or I am missing a body...


More likely I will go with one of these Chaos Champions or Chaos Sorcerers. Probably a Chaos Sorceror to make it a bit more different from last month.

Meanwhile, I have collected a large assorted group (mainy Chaos and Beastmen) for the stripping bucket:


I've also put my name forward for the League of Extraordinary Riveters [LoER] Terrain Competition Round 32: "Honor Our First Responders". I have no idea what I'm doing yet - but leaning towards a Painboy Surgery, or maybe a Necromunda Clinic. Any thoughts or ideas welcome!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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Honestly, I'd just go with the rocketgirl if that's what your passion's on. Its not that far from the theme, and really, feeling motivated to paint something and well is more important I'd think.

I'd lean towards the chaos centaurs of the other options except they'd probably be better painted as a set, and you said you weren't looking for quite that much effort this month, and I'm also obviously a bit biased in my tastes. Also, how big are those torsos? could you rob a loose plastic horse sans head and with a little green stuff for a spare lower body to complete them? Still looks like a fun set of ideas in any case.

LoER wise, I think both might be a fun chance to play with stuff--part of me wonders if you could use the paint test piggys for the painboy version, but don't know what other bits and bobs you'd have that'd fit. Still hope to see what you come up with.
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

I'd say Sally is covered in the spirit of the theme. It would be good to see someone tackle one of the Bombshell no is too - I have a reasonable stack that I keep ignoring....

Slightly biased towards a painboy klinik for some obvious reasons, I'm ignoring the call of my cyborks and going dark mechanicus for LOER, mainly because I don't want to start pulling out all my Ork bitz.

Having said that I can't recall seeing a Necromunda clinic, and that's always exciting. Plenty of opportunity for dark, damaged, held together equipment but on a different level to that of orks.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

The call of Chaos is neverending and irresistible. I really like how your off-white warriors turned out, and I can't wait to see what you come up with this time around.

Now showing dwarf berzerkers from Mantic


Painting Total as of 7/7/2020: 112 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Chase your bliss in all things, obviously, but I'd vote to see those chaos centaurs get some love. I remember seeing them in the Bitz Catalogues back in the day.

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Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here! 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Vejut: Thank you for the support. I think I must have portrayed more disappointment (ie than none) than I had intended. You are probably right, it would be better to paint the Chaos Centaurs as a set - and yes, that would be too much effort this month. The torsos (and bodies) are not large - the torso may look a little lost on a fantasy horse. In fact, I just checked, and yes it will look disproportionate. However, Lord of the Rings horses look a perfect match - size wise. So then it becomes a choice between converting and Chaos-ing a Lord of the Rings horse, or my original thought, casting one of the bodies... Either is definitely a project for another time. How were you thinking the paint test boars would fit into a Painboy surgery?

@monkeytroll: Spirit yes, voting and seeing all the cool old school being entered? Meh. Sally and the rest of her Bombshell Babes friends will surely get another chance in the future. As my goal right now is to just keep painting momentum, that will also help with that! Painboy Klinik sounds better than Painboy Surgery. Also requires less, finesse, than a Necromundan (or help me, an Infinity) clinic/hospital.

@JoshInJapan: Yes, yes it is. Thank you - I know you weren't sold on the idea to begin with.

@Don Qui Hotep: Another vote for the Chaos Centaurs - I'm obviously going to have to start thinking more about them in the near future!

Some more options - I specifically went after miniatures stamped 1985 this time around - while I wait for the stripping process:

Sir Kit Breaker (F5 Paladin), Vlad (Krakhead, not von Carstein) and Manfred (also not von Carstein) (BC7 Heroic Fighters of the Known World), Battle Lords (2), Skeletons (standard bearer and regular), Wraith and a solitary Chaos Thug.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in de
Dakka Veteran






Excited to see you tackle more chaos warriors, but also can't wait to see Sally in the future painted up!
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Wow, I have a couple of those fighters (Vlad and Manfred), but not the rest. I love those old Jes Goodwin sculpts.

Now showing dwarf berzerkers from Mantic


Painting Total as of 7/7/2020: 112 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Thats some characterful old metal.

On the pigs, honestly wasn't sure. My brain just figured IRL experiments would be themeatic with orky mad scientist doctors. First thought would be pets/on hand donors or something...
   
Made in gb
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Some fantastic old school you have in your collection Arakasi. As for your competition entry, do whichever one sings to you the most!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Viterbi: You may need to curb that enthusiasm for a month...

@JoshInJapan: Any painted up? They are quite characterful!

@Vejut: Cool, I can see that. In order to keep things within my time limitations (and not over extend myself), I was planning to keep integrated models to a minimum. But, such limitations can always be lifted when inspiration strikes - so I like to keep my mind open to it. Also - I haven't finished the fur paint experiments on the boars yet...

@gobert: I'm double blessed - I started early (1992? I remember holding out for the 2nd edition 40K boxed set) and failing to get rid of it all when I moved to the UK for a stint (my poor Orks... ).

Right, a decision has been made, I'll be going with Manfred, Heroic Fighter of the Known World for this months DPC!


Cleaned up, and base prepared for pinning. A you can see, I've clipped the tag and glued it under the base for posterity. Trying something new, I'll paint the miniature and the base separately this time. He takes up most of the base, so there won't be much to do there hopefully.


Pins and holes. Just need to run some liquid greenstuff between the base and the base topper (0.5mm plasticard sheet). The base topper was to hide the slot in the slotta base. Like my Chaos Warriors, he will be looking slightly off centre to the quarter base mark.

Current plan is a very Dark Angels paint scheme - dark green, white (not bone) and red - hope to do some freehand and/or decals on the shoulder pads and robes.

On a side note - my stripping bucket has provided quite a bit of variability with that large assorted group of miniatures. The paint is sliding off of Slambo and the plastic Beastmen, being a bit stubborn on the rest and particularly so on the Chaos Sorcerers. Glad I chose Manfred now. I also have a reason to try out the recommended Isopropyl Alcohol to see if it makes a significant difference. There were a pair of resin bases in there that appear, slightly damaged? They had prior impact damage, and I think the Methylated Spirits just softened the cracks.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I have a few, including Manfred there, in my gallery. I'm curious as to why you're basing this model at an angle-- won't that have him sort of staring off into space?

Now showing dwarf berzerkers from Mantic


Painting Total as of 7/7/2020: 112 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Very nice. Same reason as the Chaos Warriors - in case I ever want to rank him up. It's only a slight angle , but it's enough that his sword should come out in front of someone to his left, rather than forcing him to the left of a unit.


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Also - voting thread for last month's DPC is up! Vote for the winner of the Dakka Painting Challenge Round 62: Pile of Shame. Lots of cool entries, a bit of old school in there too.

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Nice choice, looking forward to seeing him progress.

Were you not tempted to lose the feathers, grow some spikes and make him a chaos warrior?

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
 
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