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Some quality kitbashes here, really love the elegance and sense of movement you have added to your Dark Eldar. And that poker chip base is excellent in both concept and execution.

As for the Orks I agree on the muted skin tone, it suits the Deathskulls well.

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Excommunicatus: Cheers, I've been debating it for a while. Hopefully with some paint slapped on they'll still look good.

ListenToMeWarriors: Thanks very much! Wyches are something you can add a lot of motion to but can be quite jarring if overdone. I tried to match their heads and arms to their running positions for added effect. Same goes for the Archon and the Sybarite.

Update Time!

Finally made it to two pages it seems! My updates are somewhat sporadic so I really need to get myself a bit more organised.

Speaking of organised, I am most certainly not organised in the slightest. My attention has been straying to lots of different half-finished projects from when I stopped painting. I'll get to that later though.

So I returned to my old gaming club and had a game of 40k at a real points level instead of the previous two games. I have no pictures, but I'll write up a mini report for you all.

I went for a fun and fluffy Biel-Tan list, with plenty of shuriken and Aspect Warrior squads to maximise the army trait. I wasn't expecting much from it but it was surprisingly good!
1750pts - Eldar - Battalion and Spearhead for a total of 9 command points.
List
1 Farseer w/ spear, doom, mind war
1 Spiritseer (warlord), w/ the spirit stone of anathlan, jinx/protect and Biel-Tan Natural Leader (pseudo-Guide)
1 Farseer w/ fortune and executioner

3x 5 Dire Avengers inc. Exarch
10 Guardians w/ shuriken cannon platform

6 Striking Scorpions inc. Exarch w/ claw
6 Fire Dragons inc. Exarch

3 Shining Spears inc. Exarch

3x Wave Serpents w/ triple cannons (two had vectored engines)

5 Dark Reapers inc. Exarch
2x 2 War Walkers w/ double shuriken cannons

My opponent brought Space Wolves, consisting of 45 fenrisian wolves, 5 cyberwolves, 2 lords on wolves (1 which makes dogs autopass leadership in a 12" bubble), a rune priest, 15 long fangs (5 Las, 5 Plas, 5 Missiles), an attack bike and some bikers.
He set up first and I deployed my two farseers, dragons and dire avengers inside their respective serpents and largely huddled everything into a corner in case I didn't get first turn. I paid a CP for the guardians to set up in the webway, with my scorpions and war walkers with their own special reserve rules.

Turn 1
I got first turn despite his +1 to take first turn which was great for me. I drove everything forward and shot up his wolves as I felt I needed to neuter his charges as much as possible. I used the spears as a screen for one wave serpent between some terrain after flying up and using fire and fade to retreat 7 inches. The reapers ate some of the long fangs with the spiritseer beside them and the spiritseer protected one wave serpent. I flew one serpent out to the side with a 5 man squad of avengers to see if my opponent would direct some wolves that way.
He did, which split his force in two and away from the 12" autopass morale bubble. He took some wounds off my serpents across the board and assaulted the isolated serpent and my spears which shielded my other serpent. Isolated serpent bit the dust and killed two of my avengers inside. My spears were wiped too and he consolidated towards my serpent.

Turn 2
The guardians came forth from the webway on the same flank as my war walkers, behind his advancing line of doggies, bikes and warlord. The scorpions jumped from their hiding spot to aid the 3 remaining avengers who were tying up 15 dogs and a lord. My other avengers disembarked with the farseers and the dragons did the same. The two serpents backed up a bit and the reapers moved up to get a target on his warlord. I fortuned a serpent closest to the long fangs, doomed and jinxed his warlord, failed executioner and mind war on different targets even with rerolls.
I obliterated the majority of his wolves in this turn with the pincer move of the walkers and the guardians on one side and the avengers on the other. The dragons killed off his bikes and attack bike and I proceeded to murder his warlord with the dark reapers. The scorpions charged and whiffed/didn't do anything worth their points other than kill half a dozen doggies.
His turn two involved charging his remaining wolves into the dire avengers, failing a charge with one squad and making it in with the other. Didn't get very far with them as they died to overwatch and killed two avengers. The rest died to morale on that side. The other lord and his dogs wiped the avengers and the scorpions but they were far away from my main force and were out of the game.

Turn 3
I rearranged my army into good positions and shot the wolves that were left, wiping the squad and putting the lord to one wound. I killed a long fang squad and killed another to a man and that was pretty much my turn.
My opponent called it there, seeing as I was in a much stronger position by the end of my T3.

Overview
Probably a really good match-up on my side, my weight of shots didn't care about the autopass morale bubble and any combat he got wasn't enough to put a dent in my army by the time he got there. I feel like the list I brought doesn't care about first turn due to the low model count on the board at the start of the game and the ability to strike in a pincer move with the guardians, walkers and the potential support of the scorpions.
The scorpions were disappointing and I don't think I'll be taking them again. Maybe it was a mismatch in terms of opponent, wolves aren't infantry so the mandiblasters couldn't deal out any mortal wounds. The 25% chance of a charge is also horrible so I guess they'd need their own transport to get them into combat. I still like them a lot though.
Hope you all enjoyed the read, I need to take photos next time.

Onto the painting and modelling side of things, you'll see what I mean by lack of organisation or rather I'm distracted. When I left the hobby, I left with a bunch of unfinished projects: A squad of dire avengers, a fire prism and a wave serpent. They're all assembled, so it sort of meant I could use them without completing them. Now I'm going to finish them as I don't want to use unfinished models in my games anymore.
With my eBay finds, I decided to do a mass airbrushing of my tanks.I plan on doing a wraithbone underside so I did a basecoat in Zandri Dust. I did the undersides today and I'll do the topsides tomorrow. Here's a before and after:




Here are the topsides, the green stripes are an old scheme I wanted to do but it doesn't really fit the theme of my army anymore so I'll be respraying them dark green and going for some gradient highlights. Haven't tried it before so it'll be an experiment!


I forgot how much I hate assembling the Falcon chassis, its miserable to put together. It's gappy and the pieces don't fit well, I'm shuddering to think of that bloody metal cannon I have, the dry fit I've been trying is awful, I'm going to have to pin the whole thing. I still have one more Falcon chassis after this and I'm grimacing.
Here are the Avengers, I've done a basecoat on the weapons and given them a wash. I need to highlight the armour and improve them overall, but it's a start at least. I did put a half a poker chip on one base to add some variation.




I did make some progress on the Wyches. Their flesh is a little dark for spending their lives in Commorragh, but maybe I can bull some fluff as to why




Holding off a bit on the Archon as I see the Unofficial Painting Competition has a theme which I can apply the model to!

Cheers for reading, even if somewhat random with my set of stuff to do.

-TH

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Coming along there Tyranid Horde.

If you think fitting Falcons together is bad, try adding that hull to a FW resin troop compartment for the old Wave Serpent. Lots of putty and sanding is all I can say.

Cheers,

CB


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Hey,

I like the color scheme you have going on with your wyches. Especially the bone colored weapons work really well!

Sidetracking from one project to another is not a problem in my opinion, as long as the models get finished eventually.
I have had the bad habit of leaving the models half finished for years though

Keep up the good work!

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Thanks Captain Brown, I can only imagine the pain involved with those parts, I tend to stay away from Forgeworld on account of the warping of delicate pieces and it seems to be Eldar that suffer the most (those bendy pulsar barrels ).

Cheers Ezki, they'll hopefully be done at some point or another! Looking through my collection of older models, especially my Tyranids, I never really finished the finer details of each model, I more or less painted the skin, carapace and weapons then hit everything with a wash. No highlights or anything like that so they're a bit comical!

Should be uploading photos of the falcon shells later, I need to hook up the compressor again and mix some paint. My airbrush is a siphon variety from Lidl but it does okay, I need to think about getting a gravity fed one.

I've also entered my Archon kitbash into the painting competition so there should be more of that in the future too!

-TH


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Hey all again,

Got some basecoating done on the topsides of the tanks, I did basecoat the wave serpent turret, the falcon turret and one prism turret but not the metal one turret, which I think I'll do at a later point, I need to properly assemble it before going to paint it. The turrets likely need another coat of green as I don't think I mixed the paint well enough.

My left hand is now green as a result. I think in future I may prime any tanks I have black, the green is much nicer with that colour of undercoat. I'm losing light so tomorrow will most likely be the day I coat the undersides with ushabti bone, focusing on the panels, leaving the recesses as the basecoat.

Might be pretty dull just seeing basecoated tanks but it helps my motivation by having something to document. Here they are:



Some close ups. They may need another coat but I do like them as is.





Finally, I've done some work on the Sybarite. He's received a basecoat>wash>layer>wash so far. Highlights and detailing to follow.



Thanks for reading,

-TH

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Hey all,

Got another update for today, getting a real streak going on and hopefully I can keep it going!

Today I started doing my painting quite late on and I lost the light of the day to take decent photos but I did get some. It gets dark just before 5pm here and the weather has been pretty awful so getting photos with good natural light is difficult.
I made some progress with giving the raised parts of the undercarriage a coat of Ushabti Bone/Ivory. Tomorrow I'll likely do a lighter green highlight on the visible parts of the tanks and then think about doing some panel lining with a sepia tone to enhance the depth of the undercarriages. After I do the lighter green highlight I could do some edge highlights after that, but I'll have to see.



Some close-ups of the two Fire Prisms. One has a grey undercoat and one has a black undercoat leading to slightly different results:





If you want to see the Wave Serpent and the Falcon, I've spoilered them as they're quite similar to the other two.
Spoiler:





Here are the tanks dry-fit together and the dark green/bone combo looks nice as is:



Does anyone have experience with assembling the old Fire Prism cannon? Its a pain. I pinned metal to plastic for one side but I don't think simple super glue will keep the crystal part to the cannon arm securely. Here's a photo for reference:


To round things out, I painted up the Archon in the same way I did the Sybarite and its looking decent so far. I'm doing the whole thing in a sub assembly so its easier to glue into place:







That's all for now, thanks for reading and any comments are greatly appreciated!

-TH

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Wow, what a lot of work you have been doing. It's so nice that you are getting back to your old collection and completing it

   
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Finland, Espoo

Good progress!

Greenstuff might help with holding the prism cannon together. I used to add some of it with super glue when I assembled some old large metal models.

   
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 Tyranid Horde wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
First things first..you have the ugly fire dragons...

Ah man! I always thought they were one of the nicer fire dragons! The older ones than that I always found a bit compact. I don't like their Banshee and Scorpion counterparts from that era though, they really are ugly!
Thanks for the input for the aspect warriors, I reckon its just easier to paint them as their aspect shrines than devise some way of not making them look similar to other models. A sash is a good way to go about it!

Ha yeah, those are the ugly middle sculpts alright. But I think a lot of it depends on what point you came across them. Like, the three generations (so far?) of Dragons, Scorpions and Banshees all have their 'classic' 2nd edition Jes Goodwin sculpt (which most people love), the 3rd ed redesigns which are quite different and therefore most people don't like them, and then their current (4th ed?) versions which go back to being more of an updated version of the Goodwin originals and therefore people like them more. But for me, I said over in my thread, the 3rd ed Banshees (which you quote here as being ugly) had just been released when I got into Eldar, and consequently I love them and think that's what a Banshee should look like. The Dragons and Scorpions however were still the 2nd ed originals at that point so I think the 3rd ed redesigns are awful. All a matter of timing I think.

 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Thanks Captain Brown, I can only imagine the pain involved with those parts, I tend to stay away from Forgeworld on account of the warping of delicate pieces and it seems to be Eldar that suffer the most (those bendy pulsar barrels ).

I was a little hesitant when I bought my Scorpion because of the thought of warped pulsars. I think I'd even noticed on some of the offical painted FW versions that the barrels weren't entirely level with each other, but I loved the model and took the chance. Of course they were warped, but I've actually managed to straighten them out pretty well with the hot water method. Haven't actually assembled it yet so I don't know quite how well I'll get them nicely level with each other, but they're straight now and it wasn't too hard. And I reckon the Scorpion is the worst of them because you need to make the two pulsars match, while the likes of the Lynx and Revenant you don't have another pulsar right next to it so it's not so bad if it's not perfect.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of your Falcon chassis completed. For an old kit I think it still looks great - even if it is a bit of a pain to assemble! I never did the old school metal fire prism, but the actual prism piece definitely looks like it could use pinning. I wouldn't trust straight glue on that one.

Some really cool stuff in here. I love following Eldar threads!
   
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Syro: Cheers, yeah its been fun digging into it again, although it's been sidetracking me a fair amount!

Ezki: Thanks! Yeah I need to think of something, its very gappy as well when I dry fit it so greenstuff or some polyfilla might go a long way and add some rigidity to the cannon overall.

Bellerophon: Thanks for stopping by! My apologies for insulting your favourite banshee sculpts! I think you're right when you say it's when you come across them. I was only starting my Eldar when I was playing Dawn of War with my friends so the fire dragons in that game copy the ugly sculpts. The spade headed banshees make an appearance in that game too but I never used them to any degree so my introduction to banshees are the current sculpts.
I'm always nervous when it comes to bending resin, from my personal experience with finecast, I can never get the bend out of it entirely. Hopefully the pulsars on your Scorpion line up well when you do get to assemble it, I bet it'll be awesome when its done!
I love the Falcon chassis, to me its an iconic model at this point and it's probably worth the time to make sure it's assembled correctly.

Update Time!

Hey all, it's been a couple of days since the last update, had a busy weekend so I didn't have time to sit down and properly get some hobby time in.

That being said, I've done some highlights on the tanks today and I'm pretty pleased with the results! First time for me highlighting with an airbrush so I've made some mistakes which are evident if you look at some of the close-ups below (leftmost tank). The siphon is definitely the limiting factor right now, it sometimes splatters and it has done so at a few points on the models. From the tabletop, they look pretty sweet and I'm pretty proud of them for what they are. I've put the canopies on before I painted them because I want to try some blending as I think the clear canopy is lacking a bit when it comes to my colour scheme. The mistakes I've made can be tidied up I think so I'm not too worried, but I'd love to hear what you all think!

Onto the photos!





Here they all are with the undercarriages attached:


A close up of the tank with the least mistakes (I've spoilered the rest of them as I don't want to flood you with the falcon over and over):

Spoiler:














While I was at it, I decided to hit the War Walkers with a highlight too as I didn't fancy doing their highlights by hand! They're coming along slowly as they've taken the back seat to my tanks, but they're getting attention here and there. I'm looking for magnets for these guys so if anyone knows where to get some good ones for these I'd love to know! (I've spoilered individual shots)


Spoiler:








Finally, I did a wee bit of work on the painting competition project. I've made a start to the poker chip base. Needs more layers of bone as it's quite rough right now:



Thanks for having a look!

-TH

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 Tyranid Horde wrote:


Does anyone have experience with assembling the old Fire Prism cannon? Its a pain. I pinned metal to plastic for one side but I don't think simple super glue will keep the crystal part to the cannon arm securely. Here's a photo for reference:


Tyranid Horde,

I used a pin vice drill to make holes in the metal and plastic and used brass pins to keep the parts stable and then 5 minute epoxy as it is stronger than super glue. Takes a while though.

Hope that helps,

CB


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 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Bellerophon: Thanks for stopping by! My apologies for insulting your favourite banshee sculpts! I think you're right when you say it's when you come across them. I was only starting my Eldar when I was playing Dawn of War with my friends so the fire dragons in that game copy the ugly sculpts. The spade headed banshees make an appearance in that game too but I never used them to any degree so my introduction to banshees are the current sculpts.
I'm always nervous when it comes to bending resin, from my personal experience with finecast, I can never get the bend out of it entirely. Hopefully the pulsars on your Scorpion line up well when you do get to assemble it, I bet it'll be awesome when its done!
I love the Falcon chassis, to me its an iconic model at this point and it's probably worth the time to make sure it's assembled correctly.

No worries, no insult taken. I'm well aware that I'm probably in a minority for liking those banshees so much, I guess because they didn't stick around for long so most people's 'first impression' is either the original or the current ones. Makes mine a little bit more unique I guess - as far as a couple of squads of non-converted metal minis can be anyway. I'm not entirely happy with my pulsar barrels yet, they're in the sort of state where they're not perfect from a couple of angles but they're pretty straight and match each other fairly well. Unfortunately the turret cast points one of them a little bit more upwards than the other one so when I start assembly I'll have to do a bit more adjustment there to get good alignment. Oh well, Forgeworld was never advertised as being easy! At the rate I'm going it'll be ages before I build it so that's not something to worry about just yet.

Totally agree with the Falcon chassis being iconic. They've existed for the whole time I've been interested in 40k - and that's nearly 20 years now (blimey, how time flies), and I've always thought they look great. But then, I expect nothing less from Jes. His sculpts manage to carry some sort of timeless quality where even though they're clearly a product of the casting and moulding tech of the time, they still look cool while others age badly.

Those highlights are looking pretty nice. Do you plan on adding any more? I reckon they'd pop with a really fine, light edge highlight. I'm trying to do my Biel-Tan vehicles in that sort of style, really dark in the middle of the panels coming up to a bright highlight on the edges and I like the effect.
 Tyranid Horde wrote:
While I was at it, I decided to hit the War Walkers with a highlight too as I didn't fancy doing their highlights by hand! They're coming along slowly as they've taken the back seat to my tanks, but they're getting attention here and there. I'm looking for magnets for these guys so if anyone knows where to get some good ones for these I'd love to know! (I've spoilered individual shots)

Yeah - highlighting a War Walker by hand takes ages! I assume when you mention magnets that they're for the weapons? I've magnetised that style of heavy weapon with these. I put one towards the rear end of the slot, slice the back half of the tab off the gun and drill a hole for the magnet so that it's flush with the gun body. The remaining bit of the tab at the front will still sit in the slot and make sure the gun points the right way, and the magents hold it. It works pretty well. In fact I'm running low, could use some more soon.
   
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Captain Brown: Thanks for the input! I figured pinning was the way to go and the two part epoxy is a good idea, luckily for me I have some!

Bellerophon: It really is amazing to think that the Falcon is almost 20 years old, it really is cool how the models hold up to the modern ranges out there. I doubt they'll be updating the sculpt for a long time yet.
I do plan on doing some line highlighting, using the same colour of green (warpstone glow) to go over certain areas and new areas I couldn't do with the airbrush. I could step it up with a line highlight of a bright green like scorpion/moot green. The rest of my army gets a bright green highlight so I was thinking of doing the same for these tanks and the walkers.
Thank you for the link for the magnets, I've been meaning to pick them up for ages and I've never used any before, usually I just glue the weapons or pin them in certain cases but that's a bit restrictive.

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The Falcons look aces and the poker-chip base is definitely working. Are you going to leave it relatively minimalist?

Between you and Ezki, it's becoming quite difficult to resist the temptation to don some pointy-ears for a while.

Elves meddling would tie another overt DoW reference into my plog, too.

Hmm.

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That poker chip idea is so ridiculous (in a good way) and it actually works very well. Great out of the box thinking!

 Excommunicatus wrote:

Between you and Ezki, it's becoming quite difficult to resist the temptation to don some pointy-ears for a while.

Elves meddling would tie another overt DoW reference into my plog, too.

Hmm.


Mwhaha, the elven brainwash is working.


   
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Ezki wrote:That poker chip idea is so ridiculous (in a good way) and it actually works very well. Great out of the box thinking!

 Excommunicatus wrote:

Between you and Ezki, it's becoming quite difficult to resist the temptation to don some pointy-ears for a while.

Elves meddling would tie another overt DoW reference into my plog, too.

Hmm.


Mwhaha, the elven brainwash is working.



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Excommunicatus: Thanks very much! You'd better watch out, Eldar aren't very big fans of the Slaaneshi types! I'm debating just keeping the chips fairly simple, I haven't really thought of a way to make it fancy on a 25mm base.

Ezki: Cheers, I need to do a few larger models with the chips to get a proper feel for them but I don't know when that will be.

Small Update

Evening all (or morning in my case),

Just a smallish update this evening just to keep myself on track with making this a habit. I've been chipping away at the grav tanks and I decided to work on the canopies, as the last time you saw them they were green and I felt that rather than dive into highlighting, I'd break up the green a bit with some layering on the cockpits. I didn't follow any guides and sort of winged it to get the result you see below. They're kind of cartoony with the pretty staggered gradation of the layers but I'm reasonably pleased with how they turned out. I may yet give the canopies a wash to blend the gradation a little bit more but hey-ho. First time in a long time using a wet palette too so it made mixing colours so, so much easier and it meant I could paint all of the canopies in one go without the paint drying. Why I stopped using one I'll never know!

I also worked on some fine edge highlighting, which I applied to the fire prism to start with and gauge what people's reactions are to it. I did a two stage edge highlight and I'd really like to know what your thoughts are on it. Personally, I like it quite a bit, albeit time consuming.

Fire Prism with the painted canopy and highlights:




Falcon:


Thank you all for reading,

-TH

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Neat canopy effects there Tyranid Horde.

I can never bring myself to do that as I paint the pilots.

Cheers,

CB


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I like those canopies. I imagine they look very good on the tabletop!
Gotta try to paint mine a bit better too, as I was just lazy and brushed them with one color.

   
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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

Hate to continue the gush-fest, but yeah.

Sploosh.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,828pts painted (updated 06/06/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Yup, those canopies work for me. I am often torn between the clear or painted canopies but always go for the former as I will not do as good as a job as yours.

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Thank you all, I honestly wasn't expecting such a response but I'm really pleased to see its getting a positive response!

I've always liked to paint the pilots but whenever I'd go to paint the canopy structure I chicken out and just leave it as clear plastic. I didn't have any liquid mask when I was spraying so I just covered it all and tried something new. The wet palette helped and it let me mix a good gradient. It was a bit of a risk as I did it to every canopy I had and I wanted some uniformity. Not sure it'll work on the War Walkers with the same effect, maybe I'll try on an older Walker.
All I can say is just give it a go, eBay bits sellers have spares or try it on a spare piece of sprue!

In terms of the hobby time since the last update, I've not been up to much, I've highlighted one Fire Prism and the Falcon while the other two tanks await the same. I've got my hands full with my girlfriend visiting for the week so maybe I can sneak a quick update somewhere.

Cheers,

-TH

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Hey everyone!

I'm back, after my week long hiatus. That's not to say I've been completely idle, just mostly idle! I had a nice week break to be honest, but I'm still keen to get back to painting properly!

With what I've done so far, you'll have to take my word for it, I dropped the girlfriend to the airport this afternoon and don't have any decent photos of the work I've done. I've been layering up the weapons on my Dire Avengers but I still need to do some recess shading to wrap them up, then they're done for good. I've finished highlighting my Falcon and the Fire Prism so I'll be doing the Wave Serpent and the other Fire Prism next. I started messing around with an old finecast Zoanthrope by sanding a lot of where the mold was slipped and it's still not perfect. I also based it with some Eldar bits so I'm working towards a narrative with all of these poker chips!
I managed to snag some metal swooping hawks from eBay so I'm quite excited about those. I eventually want to have at least one squad of each aspect so when those arrive I'll only need Banshees, Spears and Spectres.

I also bought magnets and while I was at it I bought a lightbox! It's a pretty cheap one from amazon but I didn't feel like building a proper one and this is a decent option as it's collapsible and it has built in LEDs. It came with a bunch of backgrounds which I'll experiment but for now I've used a black background as it gives a clean look. So I'm excited to actually make my photos at least somewhat decent when I finally upload finished models. Here are the results of my initial tests:

Scale shot:


Spiritseer:


Kabalite Warrior:


Fire Prism (WIP still!):


Zoanthrope:


I'll have some proper updates this week but thanks very much for reading again and any comments or even tips on how to get the most from a phone camera is very much appreciated!

-TH

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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

Those photos are so much clearer. How cheap, could I ask?

And maybe a link?

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,828pts painted (updated 06/06/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Yeah, seems to make a big difference! Paid just over £10 for it with free shipping from Amazon but you might find it cheaper. I just bought the smallest one from their range.

Link for your perusal: https://www.amazon.co.uk/PULUZ-Portable-Photography-Shooting-Backdrops/dp/B072148WM9/ref=sr_1_5?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1542624659&sr=1-5&refinements=p_89%3APuluz

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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

Grand. I'm not allowed to order from amazon.co.uk, but luckily amazon.ca has exactly the same product for only $9.20, which is roughly six quid. Kiss-kiss, bang-bang. The cheapest at my local camera-store is $49.99 and doesn't include lights.

Ta, muchly.

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The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,828pts painted (updated 06/06/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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London, UK

For the price you're getting its a steal! I spotted someone else on Reddit using the same thing and I finally got round to buying it.

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Instagram, follow if you dare!
 
   
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Tyranid Horde,

I like how the Fire Prism is turning out. At fist I though your single color was going to make for a very plain model. But with the contrasting color underneath the green highlighting shows up.

Cheers,

CB


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Your motor pool is looking super impressive. Nice color choices and smooth painting.
   
 
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