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t.dot

Woosh it's weird seeing the above photos on different devices; I think they ended up being under-exposed. Derp.

Had a pretty productive weekend. Finished my 3 Doomsday Arks, and I found some time to squeeze in quick paintjobs of Orikan and Trazyn (who will be generic Cryptek 2 and Overlord 1). I'm just going to say it: finecast sucks. You know it, I know it. It's a shame because the models are conceptually very cool, but the lack of crisp detail and edges (and insane miscasts) on these made me miss painting plastic almost immediately (and why I just rushed through them, because I just hated painting these guys).





Going to take a bit of a quick break and cleanse my hobby palette with Bane, which I'm doing for the monthly paint challenge. I've got some mold lines to remove and gaps to fill, but that should be relatively quick work and then I can start putting paint on this guy. Excited for something a little different (not sci-fi/fantasy)



 Boss Salvage wrote:
Still a baller of a design, even more so en masse. Big bots are looking superb, exciting to see you back on the 'Crons after a break.


Yea, it's nice to be able to jump back on this army and finish off all the odds and ends. I feel like I'm still on track for my year-end goal: Titanicus and Nighthaunt are 100% completed. I've got 2 more models (Stalker and Sentinel) to complete for my Necrons, plus the Bane Crew (which is just 6 models, so should be pretty easy).

If I have extra time in December, I'll paint up a bunch of rando scarabs to add to my bases and maybe 3 more swarms so I can do 3x3 or 1x9. Knowing me, I'll probably find time.

I also did the thing where I bought (almost) all the Bonereapers. Still haven't finalized a list I'm 100% happy with, but I'm probably going to start building them in January and start getting games under my belt. I'm torn between an infantry list centered around Katakros and Immortis, or an all-cavalry list. I think the cavalry list will probably be more effective, I just worry it'll end up being the same kind of forward aggression that I'm used to playing with Nighthaunt, which I kind of wanted to avoid, but might just be my thing. Max aggression!

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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Hot damn, that's a great Bane sculpt! Which I feel like I said before ... but screw it, still an awesome sculpt

'Grats on the 'Cron progress, commiserations on the finecast grossness. I've actually painted Oberyn twice in finecast for some reason (he appears in a Nurgle fantasy army as well as Necrons, is why ) as well as a finecast Cryptek, and wow, did all three experiences suck. I can't imagine they'll be rereleasing all the Necron special characters in plastic maybe ever, but the biggies like Zahndrekh, Imotekh, even Trazyn would be cool ...

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t.dot

Yea Knight Models makes some amazing sculpts. But honestly, I was less than impressed with the casting quality of the set. A lot of miscasts parts and shifted plates (some of the parts have shifted halves that make their weapons basically unusable), and when cleaning some parts, entire chunks of the model would flake off (you can see the palm of Bane's left hand; that's actually a chunk missing of the palm that I now need to fill in.

   
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Albany, NY

 DV8 wrote:
Yea Knight Models makes some amazing sculpts. But honestly, I was less than impressed with the casting quality of the set. A lot of miscasts parts and shifted plates (some of the parts have shifted halves that make their weapons basically unusable), and when cleaning some parts, entire chunks of the model would flake off (you can see the palm of Bane's left hand; that's actually a chunk missing of the palm that I now need to fill in.
Eww. I've heard nightmare tales of snapped ankles and wrists as well, which blessedly Bane here shouldn't suffer from!

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t.dot

A fire rises!



   
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Wisconsin

Awesome work so far DV8.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

DV8,

Nice Doomsday Arks you have finished there.

Cheers,

CB


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t.dot

I was all excited about this piece until I actually started painting it. The resin (or whatever) they use is so porous and absolute garbage that it made this model no fun to paint (especially noticeable in the face, under the arm pits, under his butt, and his torso sides.

But it's done, and now I'm not looking forward to the rest of his crew. :/








Back to my Necrons. I'm hoping to have my Triarch Stalker and Sentinel done by week's end.

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Albany, NY

Damn dude! Big lad looks the absolute business, and I'm still a fan of that sculpt, even if the material is junk (one of the reasons I've stayed away from Knight's stuff)

Strapping in for moar crons!

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t.dot

Yea, it's a game I want to get into more, because it's so mechanically simple and just low-stakes, so having a fun little skirmish game to pass the time is always great to bust out every once in a while (for the longest time, it was Guild Ball, but that community died fast here, and I hate games like Warcry, Kill Team, and Shadespire. yech).

   
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I almost picked up the Harry Potter game, given my wife and like all my friends are HP maniacs, when it went suuuuper cheap online. But I dunno, so many metal minis, so many faces to paint, so unclear what's going on with the game (still looks to be supported, but rapid new editions or something?) Part of me is still intrigued tho. Another part of me is sad I didn't pick up the Suicide Squad starter box, which also went dumb cheap on MM ...

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Bane looks great despite your resin woes.

   
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t.dot

Boss Salvage wrote:I almost picked up the Harry Potter game, given my wife and like all my friends are HP maniacs, when it went suuuuper cheap online. But I dunno, so many metal minis, so many faces to paint, so unclear what's going on with the game (still looks to be supported, but rapid new editions or something?) Part of me is still intrigued tho. Another part of me is sad I didn't pick up the Suicide Squad starter box, which also went dumb cheap on MM ...


Honestly I'm not a huge fan of Knight Models. Their business model and the way they treat retailers is abyssmal, and they barely support an existing game before the continuously change and update rules. It's not even like the game itself has a chance to settle; they'll release a few boxes for DCU and suddenly "NEW EDITION", but they don't send product to retailers to push anything; it's always exclusive to Kickstarter or their online store.

I love the HP minis (I want the Potter-Granger-Weasley trio, but I'm not going to buy the entire core game for those 3, so nix to that).

aku-chan wrote:Bane looks great despite your resin woes.


Yea, like....from the tabletop it's not even that noticeable. It's only really when I'm painting him and under super-close inspection that all the flaws are noticeable. I'm going to blitz through the rest of his crew over December and move on with my life. Hopefully if/when I add to the force, the models will have better quality.

I spent Saturday finishing up my Necrons (my last Stalker and Sentinel). Which also means, minus the Seraptek (which I will get to at some point in 2020), that my Necrons are finito!




And then I spent my Sunday prepping some models for this month (the Bane Crew) and one of my main army projects for 2020 (Infinity Combined).



I also did a thing. My other army project for 2020.

OB half of Feast of Bones, Start Collecting (for Arkhan), Katakros, Liege Kavalos, Boneshaper, Bonereaper, 4x Kavalos Deathriders, Mortek Guard, Necropolis Stalkers, a Harvester, and 2x Crawlers.

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Caught the Necron update on IG, love your stalker conversions so much Also I'm over here flailing about the impending Avatar

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Bedford

So much win in this blog DV8, you are a painting legend in my eyes.

Keep up the amazing work

   
 
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