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Theo! These may be your best paint jobs yet!

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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 dsteingass wrote:
Theo! These may be your best paint jobs yet!


Thanks dave, I've really enjoyed these guys. Plus the videos I watched have given me new ideas on another older project. The Wolfen. While rearranging the basement I put all my Wrath of Kings Gorsiti and Confrontation Wolfen into a box, but that might be the next project.

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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Wow, Theo, beautiful skin tones! Great subtle highlights on the leather boots too. Purple is a bright spot colour, but doesn't look overdone here. Nice work!

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Really beautiful stuff Theo. Maybe edit the OP to reflect change in direction?

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Beyond the Beltway

The purple looks fine on the bases. But consider how I do bases Nice painting too. Fairly dynamic minis.



 
   
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Scarper wrote:Wow, Theo, beautiful skin tones! Great subtle highlights on the leather boots too. Purple is a bright spot colour, but doesn't look overdone here. Nice work!

Thanks Scarper , just multiple levels and taking more time than I normally do.

inmygravenimage wrote:Really beautiful stuff Theo. Maybe edit the OP to reflect change in direction?

Thanks Graven, probably a good idea, I'll try and get to it tomorrow.

Red Harvest wrote:The purple looks fine on the bases. But consider how I do bases Nice painting too. Fairly dynamic minis.

The purple does stand out , I might tone it down, but for now it's done.

Well it's been a few days. Not much sleep as all three of my kids and around 170 others went to church camp Monday morning and I got to load all their luggage (everyone's) into two huge trailers. With the heat we've been having, lack of sleep and missing the kids I've worn myself out. Finally got my day off today and wound up taking my wife's refrigerator, microwave and kurig coffee maker to her school and set it up in her classroom. Took the last two hours to do some painting for myself. I picked up some blue paints this week after watching the warhammertv video on how to paint a crimson fist space marine armor and wanted to try it out. Of course I didn't feel like painting a marine though , so what else should I paint in crimson fist colors besides their greatest nemesis....an ork or orc as this case would be.


One of the new bloodbowl orcs. I think I'll paint one knuckle duster red when I pick up those colors and name this team the Crumpin' Fist.

Comments welcome as this is the first time I've really tried painting an Orc (non-Mantic) and I've never done checkers before either.

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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Great work on that Orc, Theo! And... have you moved into a classroom to live?

   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Azazelx wrote:
Great work on that Orc, Theo! And... have you moved into a classroom to live?

that's what I get for trying to type too fast and not thinking straight. My wife has been a teacher for the last 17 years and year 18 begins in a couple weeks. Each year they empty their classrooms over the summer so the janitors can strip and relax the floors and do needed maintenance. My wife has her room tricked out with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. During her lunch period other teachers come to her classroom and hang out because it's all set up and they don't have to hang out with loser teachers in the teacher lounge . It's nice for her since she is trapped in that room basically 8+ hours a day and makes it a little more like home.

I was able to do a second Orc bloodbowl fig this morning. This is usually how I decide if I'll continue a project, if I can duplicate the results a second time. Still needs edge highlights on the metal, basing and I'm still trying to think of how to get red onto the model besides blood.

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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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Started the armor on two more Orc players before leaving for work. I'm thinking of keeping it blue everywhere, except changing the skull chest/back/face plates to a different color. Not sure if I should do red (crimson fists become da crumpin' fists) or silver/boltgun metal and come up with something else.

Also stopped by a local shop Game Nite and looked around some. They had two copies of Betrayal at Calth for $99 each. I made my willpower save, but I really want to go back and get them both . I love mark IV armor, and this would net me 60 tactical marines, 10 cataphracti terminators, 2 contemptors and 2 each of 2 special characters. I have a full company of mark IV marines from forgeworld red scorpions when they were released. It's hard to pass that up, especially with the point system they use I'd get almost another $20 certificate. They normally don't do discounts, so most of my buys go to miniature market. I'm also right at getting a $10 certificate from them, so I'm really tempted.

I do not like the look of mixed old marines and nu marines in the same army, and I don't want to build a whole new army after building more than half a chapter so if I buy any more marines it will be the old school guys and they are telling RG to F-off.

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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Really good work on your Guild Ball and Blood Bowl figures. I am especially jealous of the rich skin tone on your GB minis. I like the choice of strong,bold colours for the time of the bases as well.

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Not where I should be

So just when did you clone Ramos, and trap him in the basement, and it is disgusting to claim it as your work........

JK, WOW bud, excellent work, Those Guildball minis are all looking amazing, Of course I am bias here, but the orks are looking spectacular.




 
   
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Teachers, eh? Start at 9, finish at three? That's what people who have NFI, say isn't it? Nothing easier than being trapped all day in a room with other people's spawns. Did I say easier? I meant horrifying! Still, mini-fridge, coffee maker and microwave sounds pretty decent at least.

The Blood Bowl Orcs look great, I like the checker pattern you've added to their armour as well, you sneaky git!

   
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Nice work, Theo'. People look good, as do orks.

Checks look perfectly serviceable.
Gits' has a good tutorial if you really want to tidy them up (and it may even be easier than how you currently do them).
Your's look consistent, which is better than neat and wonky.


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ListenToMeWarriors wrote:Really good work on your Guild Ball and Blood Bowl figures. I am especially jealous of the rich skin tone on your GB minis. I like the choice of strong,bold colours for the time of the bases as well.

Thanks, skin tones were all learned from Duncan on WarhammerTV. I am a huge fan of his right now.

Camkierhi wrote:So just when did you clone Ramos, and trap him in the basement, and it is disgusting to claim it as your work........

JK, WOW bud, excellent work, Those Guildball minis are all looking amazing, Of course I am bias here, but the orks are looking spectacular.

Thanks Cam, it's an honor to be compared to Ramos. I tried to clone him but all the clones came out in this crazy 1980's striped pattern . Also thanks for the complements on the orks, you are the master of the fungi-fighters in my book. I was looking at some AOS brutes thinking of what I could do with them.

Azazelx wrote:Teachers, eh? Start at 9, finish at three? That's what people who have NFI, say isn't it? Nothing easier than being trapped all day in a room with other people's spawns. Did I say easier? I meant horrifying! Still, mini-fridge, coffee maker and microwave sounds pretty decent at least.

The Blood Bowl Orcs look great, I like the checker pattern you've added to their armour as well, you sneaky git!

Teachers are overworked, underpaid and unappreciated. I respect everything my wife does and how she gets attached to her students. We constantly run into her students when out and about and even ones that had her 15 years ago still gush about how great she is.

Dr H wrote:Nice work, Theo'. People look good, as do orks.

Checks look perfectly serviceable.
Gits' has a good tutorial if you really want to tidy them up (and it may even be easier than how you currently do them).
Your's look consistent, which is better than neat and wonky.

I'll have to look into his tutorial. It wasn't as terrible as I thought it would be, but it worked fine.

Well I worked a bit on another Bloodbowl Orc, this time the thrower.

Still need to tidy some things up, metals need to be done along with teeth and nails. I still feel like another color is needed, but I'm going to finish the team first and then I can go back and fix them all.

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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Neat murder footballers.

 
   
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Not where I should be

I think because they are predominantly blue/green it is taking something away, being orks I would obviously say where is the red, but actually I think maybe orange would be better with the blue, it is close on your cloth at the moment.

OH just had a spark, give them all red shoes to go faster, 3 white stripes on each.

And finally, the accolades are genuine, the last bunch of models are really impressive Theo.




 
   
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Okay, I'm waivering. What first founding chapter used mark IV armor? I know I could do any group I wanted, but if anyone has a list or knows which chapters had a penchant for that mark it could sway me. Right now I'm leaning blood angel, night lords, iron warriors (though I think they wore more mark II and III. I'm even contemplating Ultras.

I'm currently painting up rest of my off Blood Bowl team. Skins are done, almost all of the blue armor base coat is done. Very limited time to mess around with these guys over the last week.

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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 vote for red shoes.

 
   
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MKIV? You've got a lot of options with that. Especially given how GW have written up the size of the legions and how individual chapters of those legions were supplied, resupplied and upgraded at different times.

Even though Prospero came with Thousand Sons, I think of MKIV As "their" armour rather than MKIII.

Imperial Fists and Iron Warriors wore it as well as MKIII (and look the business in it).
Iron Hands (who apparently still produce the stuff in the 40k era).
Word Bearers, Ultras, Space Wolves, Alpha Legion. Blood and Dark Angels, Emperor's Children, Night Lords, Sons of Horus....

Uh... yeah. So those 12 Legions are ones I'd personally happily model and paint in MKIV. Some I'd definitely give a variety of marks to, especially like Iron Warriors, Space Wolves, Iron Hands, while others I might easily go more exclusive - Sons of Horus, Alpha Legion, Thousand Sons.
Legions like the Ultras and Fists are especially large enough to choose whatever you like.

I'd say whittle it down to the ones that you like the most based on colour scheme and fluff. Even within Colour Scheme there's a lot of variety within legions with their chapter differences and so forth.


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Plenty more out there - Just google away!

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Red Harvest wrote:I vote for red shoes.

I'll consider giving them the go Fasta red shoes . But they are definitely wearing their lucky blue armor

Azazelx wrote:MKIV? You've got a lot of options with that. Especially given how GW have written up the size of the legions and how individual chapters of those legions were supplied, resupplied and upgraded at different times.

Even though Prospero came with Thousand Sons, I think of MKIV As "their" armour rather than MKIII.

Imperial Fists and Iron Warriors wore it as well as MKIII (and look the business in it).
Iron Hands (who apparently still produce the stuff in the 40k era).
Word Bearers, Ultras, Space Wolves, Alpha Legion. Blood and Dark Angels, Emperor's Children, Night Lords, Sons of Horus....

Uh... yeah. So those 12 Legions are ones I'd personally happily model and paint in MKIV. Some I'd definitely give a variety of marks to, especially like Iron Warriors, Space Wolves, Iron Hands, while others I might easily go more exclusive - Sons of Horus, Alpha Legion, Thousand Sons.
Legions like the Ultras and Fists are especially large enough to choose whatever you like.

I'd say whittle it down to the ones that you like the most based on colour scheme and fluff. Even within Colour Scheme there's a lot of variety within legions with their chapter differences and so forth.


Spoiler:





Plenty more out there - Just google away!

I know many chapters wore different marks, but I still can't get over certain types being specifically favored by certain chapters. I see iron warriors in III and death guard in II. Oh well, I've decided to not do more marines.

Watching 2Dsick's thread made me dig out some guard tanks. I'm trying his method out, looking more desert themed compared to daves jungle troop colors. Here's the test off of a Russ. It's shown with the orcs that I've been slowly chugging away on.

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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Sorry for slow updates. Not a lot of free time lately. Life has been full of grandmothers, in laws, guns, car chases, police, lawyers and stupid cats waking me up after two hours of sleep. Everyone is alive and fine, even the cat. This morning was me taking it easy and doing next to nothing to allow for body and mind to heal up.

I did lay down more paint on the Russ, all armor plates are done, now I just need to do weapons, find tracks, and come up with weathering ideas. I also started painting up another crashed Aquila lander and have one section pretty well done to match the tank.

In other news I picked up a Nuhu mandarin for my BtGoA concord army this morning and just stopped by a FLGS an bought a couple new cheap brushes and lahmian medium to try that out this week.

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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Hopefully the majority of those things were "just" going on outside your family/house/car etc. and the worst was just keeping you up.
Although you can't really keep grandmothers and in-laws out.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Thanks Dr. H,

I must have been Hitler in a previous life for all this karma
Spoiler:
all those things were/are linked unfortunately . Grandma has started to lose it and has been moved into assisted living. She picked the place months ago and had visited it 5-6 times. She has an infection which amped up her anxiety and dementia, unfortunately it was right when we had to inform her that the doctors said she had to have 24 hour care and could not go back home and would be staying permanently at the assisted living. All 3 grandkids and their spouses were there to tell her. Nanny was not happy with any of us and threatened to call her son/my father in law. My father in law who is Nannys only child but has been written out of the will for 20+ years and didn't bother to show up for grandpas funeral decided this was his chance to get back in the will so he rushed over to take her out of the assisted living home. When he called us to get a key to her house we had to tell him he couldn't take her and that someone (him since he would take her out) had to stay with her 24/7. He said he didn't care and he had his 9mm and was getting her out of there and anybody who got in the way would get it. So coos were called, police chases and grandma getting taken out of my father in laws car on the highway ensued. Much more drama over the last week.


Little time today to paint, but all the parts of the crashed aquila that I could find have paint now.

I need to figure where I can do some splash color. I was thinking of the wing tips in black, and once I determine my army badge then it will get stripes to match. Any suggestions are as always welcome.

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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Wow. I thought you were being facetious. Instead you were being real-life Springer.

The Aquila is looking good, though....

   
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I'm blood bowled over at your work.

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Crashed Aquila is looking good. BB Orks are coming along nicely too

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Jings. Dramarama. Stay strong amigo. Also, nice plane wreck

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Loving your work Theophony, sorry to hear about your family issues. Keep plugging away, a hobby is a nice distraction it has always kept me more sane when things are a bit nutsy.
   
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Oh, right. I didn't quite expect it all those aspects to be so involved together (except the cat, or is the cat behind it all, they are evil after all).
Some people have a funny way of thinking sometimes.
Still. glad nobody was hurt in the end.

Good work on the crash.
For colours, a deep blue-purple would work against the yellowy armour colour. Or a deep red to contrast with the cockpit green.

I'd keep my eye on that cat, it's planning to eat your face one day.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Cat's telling you to up your game. You need to be a better pet to it. Petting a cat helps reduce stress y'know. Lowers blood pressure and all that. Maybe the cat was trying to help. Certainly it doesn't want to have to go through the effort to train another human to serve it. (Yes, I understand Cat Logic... which is why I have a dog and a couple of parrots. )

Looks like you are missing just a couple of tail fin parts. If nothing else you could scratch build them for that Aquila.

Y'all will get the family drama sorted. Sad to hear the F-in-Law decided to make things difficult for everyone.



 
   
 
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