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Emboldened Warlock

Thanks Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll & gobert!!

Had to get a new PC so couldn't do proper updates - started with the CSM Greater Possessed for the monthly Dakka Challenge, and got them a lil buddy off ebay - a metal 90ies CSM champ:

Need to find an spare left arm / weapon & backpack for him now, ugh.

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Indescriminate Explicator

Northern Ireland

Lots to like so far. Hope you have no problem finding the bits you need for the Champ!
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Procrastinator extraordinaire

Edinburgh, UK

The Lumineth character turned out really well, I really enjoy how vibrant your style of painting is with them.

Keen to see the possessed finished for the challenge, coming along really well so far!

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Fighter Pilot


Welcome back! Lovely painting here - I know it was years ago but I really like that white to red armour concept for your Marines.

Possessed looking very promising already!

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Emboldened Warlock

Thanks for looking and commenting everyone! This was a somehow tedious month, so I didn't get much done - should have been less stressful as I didn't have to teach at Uni in March, but I guess pandemic fatigue etc. just had piled up. Meh.

 Ragsta wrote:
Welcome back! Lovely painting here - I know it was years ago but I really like that white to red armour concept for your Marines.

Thank you! I really need to get back to my Marines, I still like the concept myself, but somehow I need to find a more fun process to get more of them actually done :p

Here's one of the Possessed finished, the other one needs an evening more or so and getting the bits for the olde champ is more complicated than I thought, oh well.

I've assembled a box of Sisters of the Thorn for April's Dakka painting challenge - judging from the number of podcasts I listened to in the meantime this was about 4 hrs of clipping and removing mold lines and gluing and cursing but they're pretty amazing minis, I still hope GW finds a way to integrate them back into whatever Sylvaneth become whenever they flesh out the Kurnothi ... at least with the new gal for the WHQ box it seems like there's a place for halfway 'mortal' aelfs in the faction ...

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Emboldened Warlock

OK so as there are quite some organic surfaces to paint on the deer I'm finally trying oils! Or something like this, got a set of Winsor Newton water mixable oil colours, for a start. The last time I really used oil paint was as a teen in the 90ies (and never on minis, just on canvas) but yeah, loving it so far, pretty sure I'm going to somehow incorporate this in my painting process for blending on larger areas. (I guess that's something airbrush would be just as useful for, but that's not really feasible in my tiny home office / flat ...)

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

That deer fur looks fantastic!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Idoneth Deepkin Namarti Thralls 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Surrey, BC - Canada


Very nice work on the Possessed.



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Emboldened Warlock

Thanks Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll & Captain Brown!

Not much of a hobbying month as uni started again ...
Finally done with oils on the deer, three are already waiting for the matte varnish to dry, gonna do some detailing + washes tomorrow.
Went for individual fur colours for all five, they're magical critters after all plus I had fun mixing colours.

Also assembled most of the Cursed City minis, that's the gray mass in the background!

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Charging Dragon Prince

The different colours are really great, gives them some real magical individuality

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Emboldened Warlock

Thank you gobert!!

Don't think I'll finish more than the banner bearer til Friday for the Dakka challenge, but they're all slowly coming together, at least

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Been Around the Block

in the computer?

Excellent stuff here, you paint with the vivid colours of old-school Citadel, but with modern techniques. Great stuff all around.

Stag riders are coming along nicely.

Going back a page, I'm a big fan of the Iron Golems. I particularly like the greenish coin/scale mail elements hanging from them, do you have the recipe for that effect?

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Emboldened Warlock

Thanks Thumpingbear! Yeah I got into GW stuff in the early 90ies before quite a long hiatus, so much of this is somehow translating 'red period' aesthetics into today's painting styles. ^^

About the Iron Golems, the coin parts were quite straightforward - my paints are quite over the place so I'll just use generic paint names:
# Base Layer - Anthracite / dark gray
# Layer - Bronze
# Thin Layer - Bronze/olive green mix - olive green wash should also work
# Bit of shading in the recesses with anthracite, might also have been Vallejo black ink
# Bit of highlighting with Bronze
I also picked out the little joints between the 'coins' with black and then steel, this made quite a difference in the end.

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Damsel of the Lady

drinking tea in the snow

His flag is quite stylin'!

realism is a lie
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Emboldened Warlock

Thanks amazingturtles!
Nice Shauna Wickle profile pic btw, long-time Bobbins etc reader myself ^^

Finished the banner bearer gal:

Quite happy how she turned out, hope I'll manage to finish the other 4 eventually :p

Picked a Craftworlds Vyper for the next Dakka painting challenge, "From Ages Past". Should fit because it's not only Eldar tech and kinda ancient by default, but it's also one of the oldest Citadel plastic kits still around (maybe even *the* oldest?) - from something around 1998, when I also bought it. Must have been somewhere before I went to uni, I remember picking it up in a big media store alongside an obscure Blur remix CD ^^ Anyway, like most stuff I got in the 90ies I never finished painting it, so let's have another go at this. First of all, the gunner got a new head (leftover bit from the Wood Elf cavalry kit). And, more importantly, a neck!
Then, weathering, to make it even more fitting for the "From Ages Past" theme. There's a lot of great rusty Eldar vehicles on the internet but somehow I don't feel like these should be made out of metal, so I'll much rather be going for something more organic - started slathering GW crackle paint on some spots and building up vines that'll be crawling across the hull. Let's see how this works out!

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Emboldened Warlock

Hmmm, not unhappy about where this is going. Going to maybe add some more weathering effect paints near the vines & exhausts later? The gems & the 'techy' details are next, though.

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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets

Houston, TX

Beautiful job on the banner bearer. Everything from the freehand to the blending to the basing turned out great.

The vines on the hull is an extremely interesting idea. I have never seen that before. I like the way it is blending into the hull with the cracks and weathering. Very cool way to mix the futuristic Eldar with the fantasy Elven tie to nature.

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Emboldened Warlock

Thanks a lot The Riddle of Steel!! YouWaShock here on Dakka is doing some really interesting Wood Elf Exodites, if you haven't seen them https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1350/657264.page#11043176

I still have a metal RT era Eldar Dreadnought that will get the same creepy vines treatment, but as it's the most basic version with just the wrist-mounted shuriken catapults and no heavy/cc weapons I'll need to get some newer stuff to kitbash it with, and I really shouldn't buy moar minis right now :p

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Thanks for the shout-out! Loving the aged finish and vines on that Viper canopy. Your Sisters of the Thorn are fabulous, too. Great banner!
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