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Glad to hear your week is going better! Loving the work you've done here, Valkyrie is so vibrant, lovin that yellow and those feathers. Great colour scheme. The Hellion and Wyches are very striking too, good contrasts and colour choice, Totally digging your DE. That Space marine came out great too, the green is a nice shade and I'm a sucker for the light armour. Smart move on keeping the parts for your Reaver and Kabalites separate, definitely makes getting them all painted a lot easier.

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@Inevitable_Faith: The yellows are working well but I'll be glad when the Crows are done. Tamiya clears give fun results but holy Svarg are they a pain. Also, yellow is a dedicated PITA. Hopefully the next gang's colors will pass muster also.

I just really wanted to paint something in Pre-Heresy Death Guard colors and I had the parts for that kitbash sitting in a bin for a couple years now. Didn't want to paint up a squad and didn't have any other mahreens so Brother Influzia was born. Luckily, he worked!

I learned the value of sub-assemblies long ago. Even basic bolter mahreens had their arm/weapon/pad sub assembly left off. Especially with plastics it saves four letter words for when they're really needed.

However, on to today!
Ooh! Ooh! Tell 'em! Tell 'em!
First off, the Crows. Actually have 4 more now that Talon (the wrack) is done. They have their body gloves done but TBH that's not really interesting. Well, the pearlescent one is but I didn't bother snapping a pic.
GAGH! Not that! The, the, gualghhh,*happy drooling noises*
Fine, before you explode, Today's goodies:


MWAHAHA! The gangs have grown!
On a more immediate note, finished Fey:


From L to R, The Thorn knight of spring, The Tooth knight of summer, Aeslin knight of autumn, The Claw knight of winter.
... Okay, that is good news.
Considering that's twice the number of knights the goal was, That is very good news.
Now, resolutions. dun, Dun. DUN!
I cast anti-drama-llama.
A critical hit! ... It wasn't very effective. Drama-Llama readies Drama Strike!
... Svarg. I cast get back on topic?
AIEEEG! A critical hit! It was super effective! Drama-Llama faint-sploded!
Seriously,Resolutions:
1) Every Monday I post: Ha ha! Success!
B) Set weekly goals: Svarg yeah! For next week, the rougarou.
3) Try to shrink the backlog (fewer buys & more progress): No gaming so no buying!
D) Don't anger the Succubis: You're good.
Holy, 4/4. Probably best to end on this high note.
Bye bye!

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I hear ya on yellows, my Scions are yellow and it is a difficult colour to paint.
Those Fey are gorgeous, love the idea of having each one represent a season and you nailed the colours fro each. Great job. And 4/4 on goals?! That's a double win.

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@Inevitable_Faith: On the upside if you get your large area of yellow smooth and it has any depth the compliments come pouring in.

The season thing comes from their rules actually, I just did my best to bring it out in their paint job.

As for today, 6 Svarging years. That is how long these Svargers have been taunting me. 6 years of taunting, never quite removed from the que.


Felt like painting something but didn't want to put too much effort in. Remembered these guys were in the FINISH THESE ALLREADY! Que and had a lazy scheme smack me in the face. Scorched Metal bulk, Natural Steel worky bits, Gem Purple cloth, and probably Old Gold accents. And they even have fluff!

During the Mongh-Kiegh's so called "great crusade" a contingent of "Night Lords" were engaged and eventually captured by a gang in H.A.M.Y.'s employ. Upon their return these "Night Lords" escaped and caused the local gangs significant trouble. After their eventual extermination several gangs expressed regret at the loss of such stimulating opponents. In response H.A.M.Y. entombed the first of what would eventually become many un-augmented Mong-kiegh in the still functional suits and given "freedom" amongst the spires. Over time the process has been refined and the "hosts" now have the skills to operate their armor-tombs encoded in their minds which is slowly added to and overwritten by a gestalt consciousness housed in each suit. This repeated and unending forced life has resulted in the gestalts bonding emotionally, going quite insane, and becoming almost as cruel as their nominal captors. Almost.

Do we need to lock you up with a shrink?
Probably. More soon!

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Oh man the old Raptor models! These are by far some of my favourite sculpts GW has ever done, definitely my favourite in the chaos lineup. I was so disappointed when they made the new plastic Raptors with a totally different design philosophy. The colours you're gunna do these in sounds like an excellent compliment to them, looking forward to seeing this get done.

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@Ineviteable_Faith: They are great sculpts but suffered two awful (for them) materials. They were completely impractical stability wise in metal and the debacle that was early Finecast hurt them. I have the Finecast versions and between casting issues and hating the swishy whatever they were supported on only one full pair of feet survived via Frankenstein-ing together the good bits. Another only lost its toes but the other three had full foot-ectomies.

As for how the colors come together I'll let the cruelty of the inter-tubes decide:


They still need a universal application of Army Painter Dark Tone Ink but are otherwise "done".
Where's my puppies?
Tomorrow.
*Glare* You better.

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Good job on them, they look menacing, the ink will help add a bit of depth to the purple which will be good.

Yeah the fiddly little warp flame they balanced on was a ridiculous idea on the sculptors part, in metal they were too heavy and tipped over far too easy (often times dislodging the extremely heavy jump pack from their back), and finecast was... well it was finecast. Without their flames what's your plan for basing them?

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Can't really see it but to base them I drilled 1/16 diameter holes into their bell bottoms, glued 3/64 diameter brass rod in, cut the rods to rational length, carefully bent the rods so they weren't flying drunk, glued them to their bases, and applied black.



As for the rest, 'Thulu obelisk has been sitting finished for a while but pups, Vash, and 3-Purple-0 were finished today.
Also:



Corvus, Jack Daw, Tengu, and Craw are PiPs!

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Very clever idea for standing them Raptors up. The DE are seeing some good progress too . Out of curiosity what's the gold you used for that Hellion Skyboard, it looks to have applied very smoothly which is a struggle with the gold I currently use.

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Vallejo, Model Color, 70.878, Old Gold. Without thinning it requires 1-2 coats on most trim and such but 2-4 on large areas. You do have to let it dry good between layers or it will peel badly creating ridges. If you've ever seen latex body paint it does that easily torn second skin thing if it isn't completely dry. A couple of Vallejo's other metallics have had the same quirk but the golds and brasses are the best I've tried for coverage so I think it's worth the hassle.

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Excellent, thanks for the info, I may have to go track down a pot for myself.

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Not much to report, rougarou are based and progress continues:


I thought those wisps were finished!
They were, but I got them on the table and decided they need, something done to the pearlescent white.
Okay, so update?
Resolutions:
1) Every Monday I post: Close enough.
B) Set weekly goals: Yup, yup. This week, wisps and silurid henchmen.
3) Try to shrink the backlog (fewer buys & more progress): ... They don't count. What don't? The, technically first, copy of Gangs of Commorragh I had ordered via the FLGS came in and those barbarians are for reference. ... Doufus. Yes.
D) Don't anger the Succubis: Meh, good enough.
.... Messy/4
Bed time?
Bed time.

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So you have two boxes of gangs of Commoragh now? Oh man so many Hellions, other than growing your backlog with it you'll have lots of FA models for DE. Still loving how that yellow looks.

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@ Inevitable_Faith: Yup, 2 copies. One is remaining sealed until I need it or decide to sell it off. As for stupid amounts of hellions/DE FA, eh, it keeps the gangs small.
As for the yellow, not much left for it. Once the Crows are done I plan on avoiding it like the plague.

However 2 more gangs are ready to go, the previously shown Strike II
Booooring!
I was wondering when you'd show up. They've expanded since last time:


Next up the unnamed:

Spoiler:







And the solos, albeit temporarily for at least the hellion:


Jetbikes, no riders yet:



ILLEGAL! Jetbikes can't take Dark Lances! Can they?
Well, it's not in the box. Of course you missed plenty of... "Creative" loadouts:


AKA, Wrack abuse!
AIEEG! THE HORRORORES!
And there's more.
*Gasp* Oh no!
Urias will be getting 10 Wracks on the ground using 2 sprues of Mantic Succubi:


Well I think it's bed time. Sooo, SVARG OFF!
That, was not nice. Night all!

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Some really cool conversions in those pics, really gunna add lots of personality to the force. Great work.

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@Inevitable_Faith: Thanks! It's definitely more fun building GW models when you're not worrying about WYSIWYG or effectiveness. You can build something cool and just PLAY.

So I'm late with this but, Resolutions:
1) Every Monday I post: Yeah, no.
B) Set weekly goals: This, however, is a yes. Uh.. this week will be... The Crows and... Something!
3) Try to shrink the backlog (fewer buys & more progress): YAY! I couldn't AFFORD anything.
D) Don't anger the Succubis: Fool, I will destroy you all. ... That would be? I'll get back to you.
Loading /4

So the completely done stuff:


Vash based, Wisp wing veins picked out, and Silurid evolution complete.
"With a rebel yell I cried: MOAR! MOAR! MOAR!"


Better view of wings and Vash's base.
... Not what I meant.
Oh, you mean the slow trudge:


Yes, that.
Whole lotta little svarg and basics. Now, about the resolutions?
Hmm, you may live.
Sooo, you're not angry?
Oh I'm going to let the hordes devour you but that's just because I'm evil. No hard feelings mmkay?
I'm calling that a success. Final tally: 3/4. Acceptable.
ByeeeEEEeee333EEE333Eee3Ee!
Scary muse, SCARY MUSE!

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Let's start this out with the resolutions:
Fail fail-ity fail fail
Okay now that that's dealt with, WHAT THE SVARG ME?
Family medical emergency right into Musecon dude.
Um, excuse me, but WHAT THE SVARG ARE YOU DOING?
We're talking to myselves.
... Oookay then.
...
Carry on.

Thank you, now where were we, ah yes. Well dude?
Oh, uh, yeah, that'd be a couple good reasons.
Still, not a total loss.
Oh?
SPAZ-A-LOPE-ATTACK!!!


AGAIN!


Crows done.
Uuuuuhhhh,
3 dewbacks bought, Mummies and Marble living statue weapons swapped, 105th Draconis Guard started, random drips and drabs for Zombicide BP, replacement ShockLances prototyped before mangling goes too far, monthly painting competition statue started, The Crows are done, and Draconis Guard final test squad done.
... I knew that.
Uh-huh.
FINE! TO BED WITH YOU!
... In the immortal words of the Animaniacs "Muah, goodnight everybody!"
Shaddap.

EDIT: Emergency wasn't a big deal, Mom found out she needed to have her gall bladder removed. Common, easy procedure, just resulted in a couple stressful days waiting and needing to be muscles for her for a week.

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