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Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

Communications trooper completed.

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Grey Knight Purgator firing around corners






Think really really hard and you may just find me.

So how do you paint them? Is it the same as before just took more time or what? Really liking the communications guys. and the hoverbike. and just about everything on this.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@ lunarghost - More time yes, however the over all painting has changed as well.

Original painting

Armour -
White Primer
Fortress Grey
Black wash
Heavy Dry brush of Space Wolf Grey

Weapon bodys -
Mecharite Red
Black wash
Scarab Red
Blood Red highlight

Weapon blades -
Regal Blue
Enchanted Blue dry brush over half of the blade
Ice Blue dry Brush over 1/4 of the blade
Skull white edging

New Painting

Armour -
White primer
Fortress grey
Black wash
Fortress grey over large plates
Space wolf grey high lights

Weapon bodys -
Mecharite Red
Black wash
Scarab Red
Blood Red highlight

Weapon blades -
Regal Blue
Blue wash
Regal Blue mix to Ice Blue from centre to edge of blade
White leading edge

It all takes more time but I really like how it ends up

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

Update I've painted the bike in a very basic outlay and im a but stumped as to what to put as markings/icons/shoulder pads. Can anyone suggest things?

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Also I know there are mould lines, when I put it together the frame slipped when I wasnt watching and the plastic glue is well and truly bonded.

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot





North Carolina, US

Well, you could just do the individual markings, the heraldry many Grey Knights have from their own experience

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Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@Lord Kaesar II - Sounds good, I might put 3 lots of it on the bike will get onto that now.

Update one tac marine down - decided to try some bionic arms on him as well.

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Working on the bike and another tac marine now.

Comments encouraged

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Hey,
Have just read through all this and am most impressed! Great stuff; I love the level of customisation you've got going on, and really impressed by how your painting has come so far in such a short time. I particularly like the C-Beamer (great use of flamer nozzles!) and the servo-arm, might steal the latter in particular. Are you going to invest in much in the way of new GKs?

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Stealthy Space Wolves Scout






Birmingham, UK.

Your work is amazing Knightley, I love the subtle blends of the DA parts in your force and your Venerable Dreadnought looks mind-blowing, he's been for to many trips to the chapter armoury I just hope my GK's will look good when painted as yours do

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Axe to bare, land paved with dead,
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Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@inmygravenimage - Massive thank you, that c-beamer came to me while I couldn't get to sleep one night, what you can see there is what I remembered the next day (I swear it looked even better the night before haha) The Servo arm was my first real attempt as using plasticard to create something out of nothing (the hover bike was just adding stuff on to a pre-existing frame) and I learn't some very important things from doing so.

Investing into the new GK's? I would say yes, I've Pre-ordered 1 squad of TGK's, 2 squads of PAGK's, 1 Dreadknight, 1 Stormraven and drag. It's a hard time waiting for the new models to be delivered but yes I will be investing a lot of time into the new ones.

@crimsonfist832 - Cheers man I greatly appreciate your comments, I'm not that great a painter, I suspect having a light box makes up for quite a bit. When you've posted your pic's let me know I would be very keen to have a look

Update: Biker has about 4 layers of white on the 3 areas, 2 more then I'll do the red, do some black and post.

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in us
Sneaky Kommando






This is some good stuff here. I don't know if I'm too crazy about the blades, there a bit too blue and seem to lack a bit of dimension, i really like the treatment you did to Stern's sword though, are they all gonna end up that way?
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@TheChronoTrigger - Yeah absolutely, the first blades were part of my get the force done quickly mind set, as such when I spent some time on sterns blade I was much happier with the result. I'll still do blue through to white but definitely will be doing the blades again!

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Great use of the different kits!

I'm repainting a lot of my BA stuff at the mo and currently working on my bikes so i'll be watching with interest on what you do with the bases for your bikes!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I've decided to shameless pinch your recycling of chapter specific backpacks, if you don't mind; I'm going to use DA&BA ones for my counts-as LotD.

I know what you mean about servo arms being a learning process, I pimped out a mechwarrior one with plastruct and that was an experience in itself!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@Emperors_Champion - Thanks for the compliment, I've based my bike now (see below) would like to see your bike bases to see what idea's you've come up with.

@Graven - Hmmm, pinching an idea... I guess that will be fine, I do have one request however, you have to show your results so that maybe I can pinch an idea from you

Bike pics.

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Working on a Heavy Bolter marine and a Servitor.

Please feel more than free to comment

as a side note - hover bike tutorial is here
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/350911.page#2513793

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





Chicago, Illinois

Awesome army. All I can say is I want an army just like it

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Krielstone Bearer





Denver Colorado

its probably me, but they look kinda like spacewolves?

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Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@Asherian - Cheers! thanks for the compliment, having an army like this just takes a bit of time, you could have one if you have the time and money (getting 1 tac squad, 1 DA bits kit, 1 BT bits kit and 1 Deathwatch kit adds up in terms of cost)

@Papaskittels - haha, you're not the only one who has thought that, the second incarnation of the army looked even more space wolf than the current third incarnation. Any ideas on how to make it not look so spacewolfy?

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator






The Midlands

All looking amazing, but in my opinion bike bases with gravel surely should have a wheel track through the centre?

 
   
Made in gb
Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Knightley wrote:
@Papaskittels - haha, you're not the only one who has thought that, the second incarnation of the army looked even more space wolf than the current third incarnation. Any ideas on how to make it not look so spacewolfy?


Other than changing the grey to silver, which is daft cause they look awesome, I would suggest maybe waiting till the release of the power armour dudes and swapping out some of the heads and shoulder pads.

Need more 's in my life!  
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

massive rep to you knightly.i too have thought about doing grey knights with a what if flavour.i think what you have done so far is jaw dropping in terms of creativity and effort.


 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@phantommaster - Ah, yes in hind sight your quite right, I have 2 more wheeled bikes to finish so ill pick that up for their bases, thank you for the C&C!

@Emperors_Champion - sounds like a good idea, I want to keep some form of unit coherency so the 10m Tac squad, command squad and bikes will carry on as they are, the other 20+ troopers could use some bits lovin' once the pre-orders arrive.

@shingouki - Huge thanks! I'd been keen to hear your Ideas on the what if parts you were going to run with, assuming you're not going to pursue it (I could make your ideas in to live models)

Update marine 2 from the bionics squad completed

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Almost done the HQ Heavy weapon trooper.

Let me know what you think

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Another awesome kit bash with a truly great turn out!

The more I see your use of other chapter bitz the closer I get to pre-ordering the new GK Power armour stuff to kit bash myself. . . screw it, I'm doing it!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
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Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin






Whangarei , New Zealand

I know you wanted some C&C from me Knightley but I have been watching your thread for a while and can't think of anything to say! I could chime in now and then with an 'Awesome" or "Cool" but you have enough of those already!

One request...can you do a dreadnaught? I want to see what you come up with!

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Been Around the Block





CA

nice work!

 
   
Made in nz
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@Emperors_Champion - Thanks, I'm happy to have allowed you to give into the urges and kitbash to your hearts content, feel free to show me your results, I'd be keen to see what you come up with!

@blackhand - even just saying your keeping an eye on the thread is motivation enough, I'll keep plugging along as people keep wanting to see things. I'm taking a guess that you mean Dreadknight, but yes I will be having at LEAST 1 of these in my force, hopefully 3 by the end of it all, and yes, they will be converted!

@kronkle - Thank you!

Update, HQ heavy weapons trooper done.

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C&C welcome as usual

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






great stuff here, all the models have great personality. I'm happy I found this!

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Great stuff ya got here. I can honestly say I like all of them. Keep it up.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

@Sageheart - Thanks! I'm happy your found this blog as well

@AngerFist - Cheers, thank you for the kind comments!

Update, servitor done. I'm not to pleased with the skin, I was trying a few to many new things and I think i made a bigger mess of it because of it. Tried doing purple/red washs near the mechanical joints, also tried to use a skin technique for rotting flesh, but used the wrong base colour I think as such the colour looks terrible, he's very close to a ninja turtle.

Overall it is just a servitor, and I have one more left to paint so I'll do better on that one.

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Would really like some comments on what could be done differently for the skin, so please fire away.

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in nz
Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin






Whangarei , New Zealand

Have you tried a wash yet bud? after that highlight itwith the skin tone you want and it may bring it into line with your original vision.

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Auckland New Zealand

I had tried a Green wash from the base coat, which looked ok and I think had I worked up the skin tone as a normal skin tone it may have looked ok. What I may have to do is just try a Ogryn skin wash or hell, even Devlan mud for giggles. Thoughts?

Update: Sgt at about 80% done.

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
 
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