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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

The gigamech rocks. And it's huge! Nice.

The plasma effect on the Sister's gun is neat. How did you paint it?

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

highlord tamburlaine wrote:They all look good. I like the Wreckage guy a lot. Did I give you the farm animals or any of the other models I had?

I guess you finishing the Tatsu is what has you jonesing for a Wraithknight now, huh?

Want to take a stab at some of those Prodos constructs? I may have a few more...


I have some of the boars and a bunch of other Stakers. I don't think I have any farm animals.

What constructs are you referring to? The skull faced Wraithguard guys? I have one, but I might be down for some more. Or are you just offering me the opportunity to paint them for you?

Theophony wrote: Loving the gigamek, almost bought it a few times, but Prodos .

Will you use it as a wraith knight or some sort of Tau robot?


Most likely as a Wraithknight. I think it's close in size. I just wish I could've attached its gun. It actually had ranged weapon options, but for some reason the options aren't available with the arms I chose. It would've made a better Knight proxy with the weapon attached.


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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The gigamech rocks. And it's huge! Nice.

The plasma effect on the Sister's gun is neat. How did you paint it?


Thanks. The effect is pretty simple. It's just Nihilkath Oxide over a white base with a few additional drops of white over that as highlights.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






The gigamek came out extremely well! I've heard you guys talking bout using the new contrast paints- I'll have to get smart via YouTube and give them a try too!

Very nicely done!

"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."

Montrose Toast



 
   
Made in ca
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Well, one thing I wish I'd known when I was painting it is that there's a bone Contrast paint. Would've saved me a lot of work.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Did the guns come along with the kit? Or was it missing the gun? If you have the gun how about a shoulder mount. Or sling over the back, then it could fit the bill as a Titan.

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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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Yeah, the kit came with two guns. A big gatling gun, and some kind of energy weapon. They both mount into sockets on an alternate right arm. See the white piece on the right forearm? On the alternate, there's a couple of holes there that you can plug either gun into. For some reason, the sword drawing arm doesn't have the mounting holes though.

A back mounted armature could be cool. The only problem would be that it would need to contend with both the hat and the smoke launchers being in the way. If there's some way to do it without being obtrusive, I may try that. Maybe use one of Bandai 's Gunpla Builders articulated armatures.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I’m sure you have gundam parts a plenty to use .

Perhaps a long bar that connects to the back that lets the cannon pivot on it. Similar to war machines shoulder gun. That way the hat doesn’t get in the way.

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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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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I have a Hardygun Mobile Suit RGM-111 kit that is waiting to be converted into an Eldar Titan; the articulated mount for the energy cannon attaches to the middle of the back- the gun can then swing up over either shoulder, or swing around around the left side. Something like that might fit your big guy, and not foul the helmet, sword arm or smoke launchers?

"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."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Highlord Tamburlaine used to have a Hardygun. It was a cool kit for the time. Unfortunately, a central mount won't work as there's a big exhaust smack dab in the middle of the back. I think some of the Build Fighters kits have armatures that could work though.

   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

I was thinking either build fighters or those kotobukiya modeling bits. Bandai probaly makes some frame type stuff to use as well.

We're going to peer pressure you into giving that thing long range capabilities!

...and yeah, I had a Hardygun. Even painted all the verniers and decal areas because all the stickers peeled off over time. It was a joy for its time.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Love the butt-cape on the Gigamek!

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Well, the armatures I wanted to use weren't available, but I did actually order an armature kit from Kotobukiya. So, we'll see what I can scrounge together. Hopefully it'll work well.

Completed one of Anvil's Vindicare Assassin proxies this weekend. I like the figure but coulnd't decide on colors. I thought maroon would look good for the jacket, but I'm not feeling the final result. I'm thinking I may just do the next one with a red jacket and the skirt bit in red as well.



It doesn't show well here, but the black armor is actually metallic. My technique for the metallic black armor on my Custodes and my Daughters of the Burning Rose is a bit of a pain to do and I wasn't really liking my recent results on the plasma gunner, so I tried something different. This technique used black Contrast paint over silver. I think the technique actually works a lot better and its a lot cleaner than the previous technique. The only downside is that the metallic coloring is a lot more subtle and there's no gloss to it.

   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

He(?) is rocking the cape and tunic look. The torso, gun and helmet are very colorful. Do you have plans to add any designs to his cape and boots?

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

She, actually. I wasn't planning on adding any designs, but hmm. Maybe. Perhaps painting a rose on the cape or something? The snipers are clearly meant to be Vindicare stand-ins, but their outfits have a very Rogue Trader-ish feel to them. So, I suppose embellishing them with some brighter colors or designs that make them stand out might not be so bad. I'll consider it when I do the second one.

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Here's the only ASOIAF mini I have, a Tully Sworn Shield. I got this guy from BobtheInquisitor. I'd wanted some of these guys because I liked their armor design, but didn't really want to spring for a whole box. BobtheInquisitor was kind enough to trade me one.



The figure's sculpt is really good except for his face. It's pretty mushy. From a tabletop level, it'll look fine, but up close, eeeeeh. Once again, experimenting with Contrast paints here. The scale-mail tunic was painted using Aethermatic Blue, which is very thin and quite transparent. Moreso than some of the other Contrast paints I picked up. It seems almost more like a glaze. Anyway, most of the painted examples I've seen as well as the art depict these guys with sort of a turquoise color to their tunics. I'd picked up Aethermatic Blue with the intention of eventually using it for some Thousand Sons, but while it's too transparent to really be used for that, it actually worked out nicely here. I just applied two layers of it over silver. The crossguard and hilt of his sword were also painted with Contrast paints over silver. In this case, Iyanden Yellow. It gives a pretty decent gold effect, I'd say. I'm not so sure how it would look used over a larger area, like a Stormcast, but on smaller details like this, it works quite nicely.

   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

The blue scales really pop, but the longer I look at the picture the more I'm drawn to his helmet and shoulder guards. How did you paint those? Just a wash?


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PS because I can't help it: his shield kind of makes me want a Pepsi.


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I'm glad you like the mini, too. Are you interested in any Lannister Crossbowmen?

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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Hmm. Lannister Crossbowmen, you say? Why yes, I might be interested in some.

The Tully guy actually has very little normal paint on him. I just lathered him in a brighter silver, put Contrast on the tunic, and a thin black wash over the silver bits. That's pretty much it. The skirt, pouches, scabbard, the wraps on the blade and Pepsi shield were all regular paints. His face was done using a base of bone white with a Contrast flesh tone over it.

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I actually finished up the rest of my Blood Pact squad. Like the three I did before, they needed some work to get the parts to work together. I'm very happy with my results though. I might even be able to make a Kill Team out of them.

First, a basic rifleman



A second rifleman, though a bit more action-y



I really wish I had some spent ammo casings ejecting out of the gun. It'd really complete the look.

Finally, we have the team grenadier with a panzer faust.



As before, these guys are a mix of bits. Heads, shoulder pads, torsos, and some of the pouches and grenades came from Reptilian Overlords. The arms, guns, legs, and the muzzle flash are all Anvil Industries. The panzer faust and the arms holding it are from Mad Robot, and some of the pouches and canteens are GW.

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Okay, got an actual Vindicare Assassin this time. I've been slowly working on him for about the last week. He's not amazing, but he's good enough. At the very least, I think I have my hunter for the next time we play Urban Manhunt.


   
Made in ca
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

He totally looks the part for Urban Manhunt.

The newer version still reminds me of the powered armor suit from Crysis.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
Made in us
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

Is that one of the old metal ones? He looks cool. Good paint job. The suit looks really smooth.

And I'll try to paint a couple hunters for Urban Manhunt sometime this month. We're still recovering from family and contagion, so my painting is on hold for now.

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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Very nice. Oddly, my favourite thing is the subtle geen barrel. It fits and balances the colours really well.

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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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Yeah, this is actually the plastic Vindicare, Bob.

This was another experiment with Contrast. The suit was painted with black Contrast over a gray base. I like how it came out. You can't really tell, but I had to do cleanup a few times due to some other paints getting on his suit. I just slopped a couple layers of the Contrast paint right back over it and voila, you can't even tell!.

I needed the rifle to be green to help him pop more. Without it, he would've had to rely on just the bits of red, and they're too few and scattered to really make him pop. The green adds a nice bit of visual contrast to the black. Now, I've got a Culexis, and I don't know how I'm going to make him not look boring since he doesn't really have a lot of color to him.

   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Not the most exciting update today. Just three 28mm figures.

Because I'm sure people love seeing my super generic green uniformed Russians, here's a fourth one.



Now I've got a small fire team of these guys in generic green, a squad in A-TACS camo, and a decent sized squad in multicam. More than enough to actually play a game with.

Now, for a decidedly more old school flair, here's a couple of rarely seen human betrayers from Ion Age's 28mm line.





The sculpts are pretty simple, single piece figures. I didn't want to go too crazy with the colors on them. For some reason, they remind me a lot of Void figures.

   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

That one betrayer' leather jacket looks really good. It looks like it should feel like leather.

As for the Russian guy, his facial expression perfectly captures that moment when he was aiming at a tank commander, exhaling in preparation for a trigger pull, then realized that the tank's barrel had fixed on him, softly snorted, and whispered, "nichevo."

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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

The first betrayer is particularly good

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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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Part of the reason I've been quiet this month is because I've actually been working on a fair few 15mm figures. I've been trying to get back into the groove of painting them.

This little guy was the first 15mm figure I've painted in months.



This is one of the Nox troopers from Ion Age. These are actually space elves in heavy power armor. This is from their early set of Nox, simply called The Nox. He's part of a small 5 man squad that I'm pretty sure I've posted the rest of on here. Their sculpts aren't as nice as the newer ones they've done, but he's still got his charm. Yeah, I know he's super plain in terms of color. 1, my lighting washed out the highlights. There's a lot more depth to his paintjob than what you can see in the pic. 2, The Nox have pretty boring armor normally anyway. Their standard color scheme is just a dull red with no ornamentation except for a gold trim on officers. This guy was actually an experiment with Contrast paints, too.

With him out of the way, I've been slowly tackling a bag of random Alternative Armies Laserburn minis Highlord Tamburlaine gave me around Christmas. They're been fun to paint.

These guys are the Imperial Black Guard. They were also a Contrast experiment.



Their sculpts are kind of mushy, so I didn't really bother going in for a whole lot of effort on them. I don't know what their background is, but they're clearly meant to be some kind of elite unit. My guess is they're some sort of precursor to the Adeptus Custodes.

Then we have a Red Redemptionist Dreadnought with a weapon called a Sun Gun. I assume the Sun Gun is a precursor to the Metla Gun.



I thought I'd try and make him a bit more colorful and try out my bone white Contrast paint, so I painted him like a soldier of Menoth. Seems fitting for a religious zealot unit.

Following that, I tried one more 15mm experiment with Contrast. It's pretty obvious what this guy is.



He's clearly a Xenomorph, but he's a chunky little guy. He's quite swole, in fact. Weirdly though, it has a very ropey sculpt. LIke it's a colony of worms or something. It's an odd sculpt. I can forgive its oddness though because the sculpt is probably as old as me.

After that, I went back to more regular painting methods. Again, the lighting in my house washes out much of the highlighting. These guys are Imperial Space Marines. I've posted the two gunners before, but not the officer.



here's a Marine with a heavy boltgun



And a support boltgun



all three together



Here's another Marine in Power Armor. I had erroneously called the previous one I posted a Dreadnought. These are not the Dreadnought. There's a clear distinction between the regular power armor and the Dreadnought power armor. This power armored marine is wielding a Plasma Cannon. It looks very similar to the Sun Gun, but the sculpt is a bit different and unlike the Sun Gun, is hooked up to the suit via a cable.



THIS is an Imperial Dreadnought.



He's got a three-tube rocket launcher on his back, a support cannon on his right arm, and what I think might be a Conversion Beamer on his left. Either that or a cut down support bolter. It's hard to tell. This wasn't the best cast.

Leaving Alternative Armies, I painted a couple of Rebel Mini's rioters.





And grabbing random bags, looking for something else to paint, I found that I still had a bunch of Micropanzer minis that I haven't touched. This guy, I believe is from their SAS faction. No clue if that's supposed to be the Special Air Service, or if it's supposed to mean something else.



I ordered a bunch of US troops in hardsuits from Ground Zero Games last night and I think I may use these guys as light infantry companions to them.

And finally, I started painting my Nuclear Shrimp figures from their Black Earth kickstarter. I'd wanted to avoid painting them in a way that made them look like Master Chief, but it wound up happening anyway. Oh well. These guys are UEF Rangers. A power armored jump unit from their Not-Imperial Guard faction.





And yes, these guys are 15mm figures. They were 3d sculpted, so they were able to produce them in 6mm, 15mm, and 28mm with minimal detail loss. My casts weren't the best, unfortunately, but I was able to make them look decent. I've got four more to do still.


   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

The quality of those 15mm not-master chiefs is astonishing! Both in terms of detail and paintjob

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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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Cool to see more 15mm sci-fi, and Contrast experiments on top of that (verdict: not great?) I recently caught up with Khurasan's 15mm sci-fi offerings and am feeling like that'll happen for me in the next year or two. I don't know what I'll use them for but there's a lot of sweet tiny sci-fi kicking around. Half tempted to do try out some tiny Apocalypse not-40k, fully knowing that Epic is a thing already

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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

The Masterchieves look amazing, and the horned dude is really cool, too. The Trederran stands out, too. Nice paintwork!


....However, the space marine with the plasma cannon is really distracting. Every time I look at him, all I see is this:


   
 
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