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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I absolutely love the yellow. And to me that feels perfectly autumnal, especially with a mix of other reds and coppers on other elves.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Agreed. The blond looks really good. Love the flowers, too. Shaping up to be another awesome band. When they're done you should get a shot of all the ones finished so far.

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Sorry to hear that the people that should be helping are making your recovery worse, I hope things turn toward the better soon.

   
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Tree people are looking good!

   
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From the look of the castings- dogwoods, mos' def. The way you're working the browns and contrasting with the bright hair- fantastic!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Affton, MO. USA

inmygravenimage wrote:I absolutely love the yellow. And to me that feels perfectly autumnal, especially with a mix of other reds and coppers on other elves.

I really like the yellow too, so I have expanded it more in the army. Hopefully not too much though.

youwashock wrote:Agreed. The blond looks really good. Love the flowers, too. Shaping up to be another awesome band. When they're done you should get a shot of all the ones finished so far.

I’m really digging these guys, I’ll try a collection shot when I get enough warbands that I like together.

Syro_ wrote:Sorry to hear that the people that should be helping are making your recovery worse, I hope things turn toward the better soon.

Thanks Syro , yeah, and working at a hospital you’d think with one of our core values being COMPASSION, that would be taken into account .

aku-chan wrote:Tree people are looking good!

Thanks Aku-Chan, they are giving me just enough wood .

Meer_Cat wrote:From the look of the castings- dogwoods, mos' def. The way you're working the browns and contrasting with the bright hair- fantastic!

Thanks Meer_Cat, I think they are a nice combination as well.

Okay so question for everyone. I was not intending on keeping the blonde hair, but it looked really good and seemed that everyone enjoyed it, so I redid the orange hair back to blonde as well. The original intent was either all orange hair, or change all hair to green because I wanted the yellow for weapons. I was thinking what sort of energy weapons would trees have, light/solar/photosynthesis power of course . So after about an hour of painting here is what I have currently.

My big question is what should I make the rest of the weapons color wise?
I could do black....a bit boring and not very natural.
I could do dark brown....more natural, but would it blend in to much?
I could go for more of a light wood color, similar to axe guys crotch guard.
I could do a metallic (natural though not vegetable based) like silver or gold.
I could try and do a green to help bring more leafy color in.

What do you all think? Also with hair and weapons both yellow is that too much?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Red. Like, deep, copper beech red.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Red. Like, deep, copper beech red.

Had to look that up, what m finding is almost a purple color in the images, is that what your suggesting? Or more of the bright red?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Are they done with the new Contrast paints? They look brill!

   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Slinky wrote:
Are they done with the new Contrast paints? They look brill!

Only the hair and weapons are contrast paint. White undercoat ilyaden(spelling?) yellow contrast over it for the hair, weapons and spirit stones, also the ward swirl on the ones knee and base(hard to see). I did drybrush the edges of the weapons with praxetti white and do a layer of the yellow wash afterwards to blend the edges.

The body is all Rakarth flesh with washes of agrax and nuln oil. The woven tabard thing has a wash of sepia then highlighted again with rakarth.

I think the weapons I’ll try on a few scraps first to get a deep red like Graven was mentioning. Though I’m also going to try a dark green on some stuff too just in case .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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I'd like to see some green in there somewhere, but also curious about a deep red sliding toward purple.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 youwashock wrote:
I'd like to see some green in there somewhere, but also curious about a deep red sliding toward purple.

I’m really feeling the lack of green too. Even with green on the bases I think I need to add more green out there and the only parts I can think of are the weapon hafts and handles. I think I found a place for the reds though.

Each of the guardians has a little bug friend, and I think they deserve some color, so I hit them each with the blood angels red contrast paint. If I can find my druchii violet I think that will darken them even more and bring them to what I think we were looking for. The next question is do I make the green vibrant or dark. I was testing some colors and got this green from the yellow contrast then a wash of biel-tan green.

Though I’m feeling black more and more.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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A Protoss colony world

I'm liking the color choices on those tree people, and as a fellow Missourian I applaud your painting the blooms as dogwood blossoms. Hope your foot heals swiftly and you get your mobility back soon!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 46 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Mostly, on my phone.

I like the bug friends being red, but I'd consider maybe fleshshade to take them down even more, get that warm leafy vibe?

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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I forgot about how the bugfriends would fit in. Red works, but you could use them to add splashes of several colors and break up the woodsiness a bit.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

ZergSmasher wrote:I'm liking the color choices on those tree people, and as a fellow Missourian I applaud your painting the blooms as dogwood blossoms. Hope your foot heals swiftly and you get your mobility back soon!

Where about in MO are you at Zerg? And thanks

inmygravenimage wrote:I like the bug friends being red, but I'd consider maybe fleshshade to take them down even more, get that warm leafy vibe?

Too late , I got too quick with the brush right after I posted. Hopefully it looks okay.

youwashock wrote:I forgot about how the bugfriends would fit in. Red works, but you could use them to add splashes of several colors and break up the woodsiness a bit.

Break up the woodsiness , it’s a woodsy army.... I get what your saying and my new direction might mean doing that as I think too much red all over will be an eyesore.

So talking about an eyesore.....
All the yellow was too much for me. I still want the blades and weapons to be yellow as it’s the power of the sun being used as a weapon, so against others ideas the hair is going green again. The green is more subdued than the previous green and it matches the bases, so hopefully that will help army cohesion. Also still futzing around with the weapons, but here is the test subject.


These guys have me thinking of Branching (pun intended) off intonations a full AOS army. I must be Barking mad.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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I really like it - Having some green helps the woodsiness, and the weapon/bug add interest .

   
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I like the change to green- and the yellow is a good base color for the weapon; the Folk would be very blended with their environment, one would expect, but forged weapons, they should stand out, and they do.

If you branch out, I'll root for you! Just don't go about it half-ash-ed; do it right else we'll beech you with a stick.

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Ugh. I have a splinter of hope that this pun-ishment won't grow on mulch longer.

Wow. Looks like ditching the blond was the right move. The red and yellow still give it plenty of pop, but now I think the skin stands out more. I like it.
   
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Loving the puns guys

Also loving the start collecting Sylvaneth box in my car . Miniature Market wasn’t on my way to work, but the extra walking inside the store I will consider physical therapy.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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 Theophony wrote:
ZergSmasher wrote:I'm liking the color choices on those tree people, and as a fellow Missourian I applaud your painting the blooms as dogwood blossoms. Hope your foot heals swiftly and you get your mobility back soon!

Where about in MO are you at Zerg? And thanks

I'm in Columbia, actually. And I definitely like the latest tree person better than the others. The more subdued colors seem more fitting somehow (not that the others looked bad at all though).

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 46 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Slinky wrote:I really like it - Having some green helps the woodsiness, and the weapon/bug add interest .

Thanks , I really like the green, figured it needed to be involved somewhere, but there was no other options besides the hair.

Meer_Cat wrote:I like the change to green- and the yellow is a good base color for the weapon; the Folk would be very blended with their environment, one would expect, but forged weapons, they should stand out, and they do.

If you branch out, I'll root for you! Just don't go about it half-ash-ed; do it right else we'll beech you with a stick.

Never any half measures with me and plastic army dudes .

youwashock wrote:Ugh. I have a splinter of hope that this pun-ishment won't grow on mulch longer.

Wow. Looks like ditching the blond was the right move. The red and yellow still give it plenty of pop, but now I think the skin stands out more. I like it.

Yeah, I was really hoping for the skin to be the focal, but the weapons need to also garner (or gardener ) some attention.

ZergSmasher wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
ZergSmasher wrote:I'm liking the color choices on those tree people, and as a fellow Missourian I applaud your painting the blooms as dogwood blossoms. Hope your foot heals swiftly and you get your mobility back soon!

Where about in MO are you at Zerg? And thanks

I'm in Columbia, actually. And I definitely like the latest tree person better than the others. The more subdued colors seem more fitting somehow (not that the others looked bad at all though).

Yep, good old woodsy camo.

So I got the starter box today, spruce sprue pictures.


Started to assemble the lord, but sleep is needed now.

I also picked up another new paint. It’s Barak near Burgundy, and I think it will be the weapon haft and handle colors. I also think the bugs might get the burgundy (or bugundy color too as the pop of color is too much and draws away from the model. I’ll test it out later to see.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

So today is day 1 of the dakkadakka September painting competition (round55) titled Up, Up and away. So having no flying units for Sylvaneth which I just bought , I might as well make my own.

Copied my post straight from the competition page here.
The short story:

The Khardon Overlords and Sylvaneth became embittered over who could use a track of land after fighting off a chaos incursion. The Khardon Overlords paid little heed to the ground dwelling treemen seeing as they possessed air superiority though the Sylvaneth clearly had numbers. Figuring on a quick end to the battle the Khardon Overlords brought their fleet in close....too close it seems. Taking a play from a game in the world that was the Treelord Ancients began throwing their team-mates at the Khardon vessels. The Khardon who had not bothered to prepare fully were taken off guard by the SAP (Surface to Air Plantlife) and were quickly undone. At the truce talks overseen a delegation of Stormcast Eternals, the great growth ancient Cypress was heard to say about the battle

“Who needs air superiority when your limbs reach the sky?”

Picked up a start collecting Sylvaneth box this week after having so much fun building and painting the Warhammer Underworlds Ylthari’s Guardians warband. I always wanted to build a tree man heavy WHF army, never got around to it till now .

Sprues or spruces, guess autocorrects going to get a workout with this . Had to modify the left arm some and trimmed a few branches that were in the way.


This ”Gumball Special” is so inspired by my favorite comic book team the Uncanny X-men with Wolverine and Colossus working together for their Fastball Special.

The first SAP will get a name eventually, and is not glued into place so I can do a flight picture when all painted up.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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That is too much fun. Can't wait to see it finished.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 youwashock wrote:
That is too much fun. Can't wait to see it finished.

Neither can I , started work on him today.


He got primed white, layer of Rakarth flesh and a coat of agrax. Sword is still wet with the contrast Iyaden yellow.

Between layers I redid the bugs, the red was just too powerful, so they have been based with Barak Nar Burgundy.

Weapon shafts also got the same color.

Working the holiday tomorrow, so probably not too much progress to be seen.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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I have always wanted one of the modern(ish) Treemen, but have never pulled the trigger on buying one. He is already looking good considering that he only has a few colours on him. I am a big fan of that new burgundy, great stuff.

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Mostly, on my phone.

Love the palette. The green hair, yellow blades, the autumnal familiar-y thing, it all pops. Cracking.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:I have always wanted one of the modern(ish) Treemen, but have never pulled the trigger on buying one. He is already looking good considering that he only has a few colours on him. I am a big fan of that new burgundy, great stuff.

If you ever get more tempted by them make sure to just buy the Getting Started box. It has all the options for all three treeman variants and just a little more than buying him separately. Also tons of left overs once he is assembled.

inmygravenimage wrote:Love the palette. The green hair, yellow blades, the autumnal familiar-y thing, it all pops. Cracking.

Thanks, I prize your color judgement, and was concerned that I had messed things up royal.

Anyway. did a little work this morning. I got to say I'm in love with the way the sword is coming along.



I also touched up the horns on the warrior.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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I liked the red bugs, but the new colour may be even better... Certainly an army I would think of if I wanted to start AoS.

   
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Too long since I've stopped and commented here.. Looks like you kept busy painting Underworlds. Yltahri's Guardians are looking great, and it's cool seeing you change the colors. If you have doubts about how something looks, just change it! The current iterations are the best, I think: a lot of natural colors and a complementing, eye catching spot color on the weapons.

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