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Affton, MO. USA

I think it's one....more than one.....three. Of course spoken in guttural grunts as he's beating you silly, but I think that's proper Orc counting.

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

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Holy Terra.

I can't even fit my legs under my desk, I've literally had to jam every single one of my bits boxes, new eldar kits and BoP under there. Even if it was empty, I wouldn't be able to paint either, since my hobby room has been converted into a guest room.

   
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Pious Palatine






Nice job on the Objectives. Thst floatibg pipe is messing with my brain, but it does look awesome.

Nice progress on tge boys. Keep at it. Seriously i too want to see you work on tge Gorkanaut!

EDC
   
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In the casting shack.

Lovely work on that Trukk.

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Thanks guys!

I'm currently in the process of working on 29 ork boyz (cuz that's what was on my desk) and 1 nob atm, then, then... I can open the Gorkanaut box lol



The lot basecoated (mostly) ^^




couple close up WIPs - got a little fixing here and there to do as well still, and details then on to the bases!

   
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Keep up the good work. Great feeling when you finish a unit that size.

Cheers,

CB

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Thanks Captain! Feels very good to have them finally done. Though technically I have 15 more to paint, to bring my wanted two groups up to 30 each (at 45 right now)

Anyway here's my latest boyz in all their seaweed strewn splendour!














Learned a lot doing these bases, I should note. They're supposed to be seaweed... and I think it kinda works. Hopefully next iteration will be even better! To make them, I used tie wraps, twisted them up, primed them and painted them green. I also used a bit of water effects in places to make it look 'wet'.

To make the polyps I dotted water effects on a piece of wax paper*, waited for them to dry, then painted nurgles rot technical paint over top of that. Once all that was dry, I stuck them to various places on my 'seaweed' using the water effects again to 'glue' them down.

*one exception - one of the times I dropped water effects on the seaweed, I got a great bubble effect that didn't pop. I didn't even realize til I'd come back to check and it was dry! So I painted that with nurgles rot, like I'd done the flatter spheres I'd made on wax paper. Now if I can figure out how to do that on purpose, I think I'll really be on to something!!

Things I plan to do better next time: use thinner tie wraps, get nylon thread (like fishing line) to use to make the droplets for the polyps. It takes a lot more time and is finicky, so I didn't do it this go around, but I think even just a few orbs made this way would make the polyps look even better. I'll also probably twist up the tie wraps a good bit more. In bulk, as I laid them out over all the bases, they looked pretty good, but when I had to cut them up to actually fit on the bases, it made it look not quite so good. Anyway, thus we learn!

   
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Good job on the orks.
Nice idea for the seaweed. I can't say I've ever had the need to think about how to go about it, I'll have to remember this for future reference.


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 Dr H wrote:
Good job on the orks.
Nice idea for the seaweed. I can't say I've ever had the need to think about how to go about it, I'll have to remember this for future reference.


Hehe yeah, I understand that. I may extend the use of the seaweed a bit here, since I'm doing a diorama based on an undersea scene (soon TM) - maybe I'll be able to pick up some more ideas as well.

I'm really supposed to be working on the aforementioned diorama... and my BRUTAL entry for our dakka monthly painting but now that I have the ork boyz pretty much done, I'm very distracted by this guy. His name's Bubba.





He's so cool. I'm actually sad the building time is over. I love building the big kits, like the trukks and such.

I really want another for a Morkanaut too lol but that'll definitely have to wait til I get more actual work done on my orks, play a few games etc.

   
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Scotland

Boys are looking great, and Bubba is cool, can see why you were distracted.

   
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Really love that you paint in batches of 30. Nice gorkanaught too
   
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Bubba is coming along - at least he got primed, not much else to show on him yet. GA weather is so icky for trying to spray prime but I wanted to try the new Leadbelcher spray out, as it'll make weathering him a lot easier.

Also finished basing my Gunny Peegs for the Brutal competition - posted these in comp thread, and I have uploaded more to my gallery as well







   
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North Carolina



I really like the rodents with accessories. .
   
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USA

Great idea for the seaweed! The whole unit is looking great too, glad to see someone getting paint on models

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@TerrainWalker - thanks glad to finally be feeling like I'm making progress after a very slow last year
@oldravenman - hehe they were too cute to pass up! I'm getting a whole rodent kind of collection going now (Reaper mouselings, Darksword rodents, these and of course, Skaven)

I'll probably be slowing down a bit here soon, going to Washington in September.

But in the mean time, progress!!

We had a miraculously low humidity day ('only' 59%) so I took a chance and sprayed Bubba with leadbelcher. It did really well, though I was fairly conservative about spraying, as any build up out here, tends to leave "fuzzy"s on the paint job.

Then I started the rust effect (aka burnt sienna paint sponged onto the leadbelcher):



I'm currently waiting for the chipping fluid to dry, so I can start his basecoat.

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Scotland

Nice rusty base, love the furries from earlier, got a soft spot for the rodents myself.

   
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Holy Terra.

Ohh, nicely done! This kinda makes me want to dig out some of my old ork army (which contains more meks than actual boyz...) and repaint some of them.

   
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USA

Good luck fighting the humidity...i feel your pain.

Had some water effects tske 3 days to dry recenelty down here :|

The Meky beast is looking good so far. Nice base color

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@Cam - thanks!
@EmberlordofFire8 - Dooooooeeeeeeiiittttt
@TerrainWalker - thanks! Thank the lord it seemingly went well thus far.

On to progress sadly these are from phone pix so keep in mind lol

one of best images:



Here Bubba is in (most) of his basecoat. It's quite thin so you'll see the rust through it. It's a side effect of the chipping fluid as well. I have to really let the first coat dry well when basecoating over chipping fluid because of course the water activates the chipping effect! Or can, anyway. Plus I broke another airbrush needle and I'm painting with a hairy brush, so thinner coats helps me keep brushstrokes out (hopefully).




Another minor set back, third times the charm?

This is his claw arm obviously. I had trouble getting the plastic melt glue into all appropriate areas before it dried out (as this was a very long surface for it to work on). I do really like how you can melt edges together with it, but in some places it's hard to get right. This was one. I did the best I could and where I haven't been successful I tried first to use the glue by itself in the cracks but it wasn't quite working. Then I did the superglue fill method, but ended up with still a few places with gaps. Not a technique I've mastered. I'm out of contour fill so I ran down the FLGS and picked up some liquid GS. That was a pain because it had solid layer of GS on top, and after prying it off, mixing some water in, I finally got it to be actually "liquid"y. Thanks GW.

Anyway TL;DR - gaps were eventually filled. Mostly. Still need to sand etc and repaint and see how successful I was this time.

And on a final note - remember the whole K.I.S.S. thing we all learned about in Kindergarten or thereabouts?



I'm probably throwing that out the window because nothing says, let's make it more complicated than deciding, hey! LED lights would look cool here! Maybe.

lol

So yeah, I'm planning on getting some LEDs and figuring out how to maybe backlight the head of the Gorkanaut, hopefully not so as to make it really really overshadowing, just you know, visible back there. And maybe the lower area too. Not sure yet. We'll see.


   
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Good start, and like the LED idea.


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thanks Dr H!

sadly I won't be able to work on him much longer for a bit, heading to my sisters for a couple weeks. So he'll have to get done in October but the kit should hopefully be here by then too.

Anyway, just about forgot to update this with my new MANz unit (Kromlech Juggernaut) - only have 1 in progress atm, the other 2 are just primed. I was dithering about what weapons to give them til I got my xenos book but finally just decided to go for it and worry about it later. Planning on buying more MANz anyway - I do like the GW version too, I just wanted some variety and Kromlech orks are awesomesauce.

This guy is a bit further along than he is in this picture, I'm currently working on pinwashes and edgehighlighting as the contrast isn't as bright as I liked it in areas. Even with highlighting, which just seems to be blending in.






   
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THAT is a good looking model right there!

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@TerrainWalker - thanks =D I have two more to do, but I think I will be finishing the Gorkanaut first

While I wait for the LED kit to come in I've just been working on some edge highlights on the Gorkanaut, and my Kraken for Reaper forums diorama contest

Working out a colour scheme atm - I'm thinking I like it so far. It's not a very solid basecoat atm at all. I may play with some of the ghost tints I think as well. I'm thinking about doing the backs of the tentacles in purple as well

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Still finding moldlines sigh. Bit of a curse with bones - and some of these are in awkward spots on this particular model

   
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I didn't like the warbuggies that much that came in the kit, so I started converting with some bits I had. Can't recall what back end is from, front is from a Gorkanaut, most other bits either original warbuggy kit or from a deffkopta (or plasticard, obviously)

   
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Made another buggy (Or warbike, depends)

   
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Waiting for bits to dry on my warbuggies, GS and what not. Also still haven't gotten Bubba's LED kit in yet, so I'm working on my Kraken Diorama for Reaper's forum contest again.

I got the seafloor base done, messed with layout a bit, and a couple bits of terrain done for the floor itself. My aquarium plants are all ready to go as soon as I get the critters that are going to inhabit the diorama painted, so I can figure out what I want to put where and what'll look good. Then back to painting the Kraken itself. Urge to shout 'release the Kraken' is growing however!



and a close up of the Dead Men's Treasure reaper piece:



It's a lovely little piece, definitely worth picking up. Lots of detail! (This is just basecoated atm, I'm still finishing it off)

   
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Nice buggy builds.
Good looking board too.


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@Dr.H - thanks =D Board's coming along, got more aquarium plants to put it in it later

I'm working on my Orks atm (mostly waiting for LED kit for Gorkanaut at present), my Wyrd Iron painter entry, and my Reaper diorama - and I got my #2 son's DE starter army box coming Monday. So he's pretty thrilled. He's going to do them himself tho I am going to help where needed.

Anyway so a few bits n bobs to update this thread, so to speak:



Random munitions crate



^^ scorpion I painted up, meaning to use for Iron Painter, but I don't htink it's going to fit now



The Kraken for the diorama I'm doing for Reaper forums (it's a bones model, a huge beast!)



^^ and some of the friends that are going in this diorama later

   
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Scotland

You really are producing some amazing minis, this is like visiting Ramos's thread, never know what you will get.

Great work on the sea beasties, they are wonderful.

The ork buggies are a pure delight for me, brilliant work.

   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
You really are producing some amazing minis, this is like visiting Ramos's thread, never know what you will get.

Great work on the sea beasties, they are wonderful.

The ork buggies are a pure delight for me, brilliant work.


Thanks Cam =) really appreciate that

I just finished my Iron Painter entry for round 2 - lotta good stuff this time (as usual) so we'll see. Anyway, at least I finished which is really my goal



Also Bubba's LEDs came in!!! So I'm looking forward to putting them in, and finishing him up!

   
 
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