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Poisonous Tomb Scorpion






The real downside to this is that I am now stuck deciding whether I should improve/mar this beautiful yellow with a few Yriel Yellow highlights or not. Looks like despite Contrast I still can't get an Imperial Fist painted!

Nehekhara lives! Sort of! 
   
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Poisonous Tomb Scorpion






Taking a first step into a better world:



I like Mk.X armor well enough, but let's face it, nothing beats Mk.III for coolness. Unfortunately the proportions of old Marines weren't good before GW released Primaris, and it only got worse afterwards.

This is the test model to see how viable the conversion is for mass production and, of course, if it looks cool.

I cut down on the sculpting work by cutting up the Mk.III torso and using the armor plates for the abdomen, but I don't think I can do anything about the extension of the chest plate. That will likely have to be individually fitted because of the bolter possibly cutting into it. Same is probably true for the upper legs. I'll see if I can make a mold of the shin armor to cut down on work further.

I don't play 40k at the moment, so there's no pressure to get an army of these done, but now that i have a good yellow and the means to equip everyone with good looking Mk.III armor the idea of making at least enough of them to use as allies appeals. I hope I don't run out of steam.

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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I like it! that's my favorite of the armors by far, the helmet is the best.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Thanks.

Yeah, the Mk.III helmet is the best, so much so that I based the chapter badge of my homebrew chapter back in 4th ed on it.

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And now for something completely different!

OK, I'm not dropping work on the Marine, but he's got bumped back in the queue because I need a warband for Warcry and that can't wait. I want to be ready on release next week.

So I assembled some Witch Elves. NSFW warning because they don't wear pants:

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Putting the warband together is a bit happy-go-lucky because I don't really have any rules to go on, or points cost to figure out how many models I need. I had a couple of sprues of these guys laying around, and I have a box of winged witches as well. I figure these five will give me a solid enough core without any duplication and the rest of the points for a standard game will be filled with a leader converted from the Dark Elf Sorceress and a couple of winged ones. I'm tempted to get a couple of snake ones as well, but since I don't own any yet they're not a fixed part of the plan. I do like those models, though, so Warcry gives me a good excuse to buy a box.

I'm pretty happy with how the conversions went, getting those five models done in only four days. I usually think of that level of conversion work as tedious when it has to be done on squad level. No idea when they will see paint as it's way too hot for that at the moment. I plan on putting cracked earth and a couple of skulls on the bases, much like can be see on the Sigmarine a on the previous page.

And just so the poor Marine doesn't feel neglected, I added the armor plates to the other leg and started the long process of riveting. Boy, are there lots of rivets! It's needed and will be totally worth it in the end, I just don't particularly care to be the guy who has to put them on the model.

Nehekhara lives! Sort of! 
   
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Following on the heels of the infantry, here's the one winged one I'm going to start out with.

Spoilered for being NSFW.

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Just one? Yep. Points costs are known now, and since I want two snaky ones and that will bring my merry band close to 1000 points I don't currently need more than one. It honestly suits me fine since these guys are more work to convert than Witch Elves. And they take up a lot of real estate. And I'll have to worry that any number of thin bits break off during transportation. This is not to say I won't make any more if need be, but I'm certainly not in a hurry.

More good news is, because the heat wave pretty abruptly ended I had the opportunity to paint the Witch Elves. Pictures tomorrow if all goes well.

Nehekhara lives! Sort of! 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

While no pants+boots will always be baffling to my mind, they are impressive conversions!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in de
Poisonous Tomb Scorpion






Thank you.

It's certainly not a conventional fashion choice. The look isn't without issues for me either, although it's not the principle of it and just down to the style of boots the elves wear. In retrospect, now that they're painted, I think I should have trimmed them down to the knee or added something to them like a belt or strap across the thigh portion. I think the boots are just too long and sleek for my liking. The armor portions are fine but after going through a couple of ideas I ended up going out of my way to paint a pattern on them to give them some definition.

Painted Witch Elves, still NSFW but now in color:

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I couldn't decide whether I liked gold or verdigris better, so I went with both. Bonus is that I can tell them apart for gameplay purposes now.

The snake girls will obviously not have any issues with boots and I'll keep bat girl as is because she has the kind of boot design were there are straps on the side of the thigh to tie the boot, and I'll see how that ends up looking. The leader, however, is currently on hold until I figure out what to do with her. She's supposed to stand out anyway, so it's not a problem if she has a visibly different design. The skin and metal parts will tie her in well enough with the rest of the warband. I'm thinking maybe I should give her bone armor since she also got the skull mask from an Executioner to double down on the death theme. And maybe some belts to break up all that empty space on the boot without armor.

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The MK.III Primaris may or may not be done:



I'm very happy with how he turned out, but I'm not sure he has enough rivets yet.

I want the focus to be on the thick armor on the front, but I'm not sure if I shouldn't add a couple of smaller rivets on the back of the legs to give them a more balanced look. Possibly the boots, too.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Positively loving the Witch Elves and the upsized Mk III is amazing. More rivets!
   
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Poisonous Tomb Scorpion






Thank you.

New version:



Now with a total of 72 sculpted rivets, I think this is it.

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I painted the last of the assembled Daughters of Khaine.

NSFW warning as usual, for all three spoilers.

Bat girl:

Spoiler:


Snake girls:

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And a group shot, because I love group shots but don't often get to do them because I finish so few coherent forces:

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The leader is still unfinished, but I'm feeling the motivation slip away. I'm not really in a fantasy mood anymore, so I doubt I'll get her done anytime soon. Got to add her some time down the line,

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