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Looking forward to seeing the bases and how they look with that purple armor.
   
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Youwashock - ask and ye shall receive! And thanks for getting me to page 2.

So 2 nights of labours have brought the unit close to completion and I’m pretty happy with them.





The lava was pretty simple in the end. I painted the base yellow in the centre, then orange, then red around the outside. On its own that didn’t look great after the first dry brushing with black so I applied a liberal wash of red before. I then did a couple more dry brushes of black, followed by a light dry brush of eshin grey and dawnstone on some of the more raised rocks. I’m really pleased how it came out, and I think it even looks good on the photos!

The warriors themselves are nearly finished. Their halberds need a different colour, I think I’ll leave the purple wash but dry brush them back to a more steel colour. Their shields also look a bit bland so I might try a freehand symbol. I’d like to get a bit more white on them too, but there just wasn’t any suitable space. ing up the freehand aside I’m hopeful to finish them off next I get a chance to do some painting.

Cheers for stopping by!

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So my stellar rate of progress continues and I’ve finished the Chaos Warriors from Battle Masters. These boys have to be more like 25 years in the making, but I’m pleased with how they turned out.






I’m really liking the bases, the front rank in particular have a decent glow to them irl. The purple armour turned out really nice and was really straightforward to do. I’m also pleased with my first attempts at freehand painting in 20 years on the Slaanesh symbol . Some turned out better than others, but overall I’m happy. The only thing that lets them down for me is that they’re a bit too dark. I’d have preferred them to be a bit brighter or get some more white on them though I’m not sure where that could be. Perhaps if I find the rest of the Battle Masters Warriors?

I also made a start on some hormagaunts too. I’m planning to use Ezki’s orange from his Swooping Hawks for them as my current thought is that they’ll be broadly based on Zog!

Cheers for looking!

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Sweet! Another unit down! Good on you making it through the shields. That is a fairly tall order. The bases are cool. Or hot. Or cooling? Anyway, keep it up!
   
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Columbus, OH

Chaos Warriors look great! Love those old models

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
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drinking tea in the snow

Congratulations! They look great, and the freehand shields are just right.

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Finland, Espoo

That is some mighty fine paint work you've done.
Bases look very cool too!

   
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Youwashock- cheers! The Shields were pretty fun to do. I couldn’t quite get the crescent moon part right at the top of some of the symbols and it was a bit hairy as the metallic purple would be quite a repair job to match any touch ups! I like to think of the bases as cooling, eventually I’d like to have my Chaos minis facing up to similarly based High Elves who’s vanguard units are starting to encroach on the hotter parts of the plain, but that’s a way off yet.

Megadave - Thanks, the Battle Masters minis are my main reference for what Chaos Warriors should look like. Solid and Staunch!

Amazingturtles - the Shields are a pretty decent first re-attempt at freehand I reckon, cheers!

Ezki - Thanks, the more is look at the bases the more I want to paint some more! Hopefully my next batch of minis live up to your recipe I’m borrowing!




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So it seems I’ve made the Dakka home page with my plog. Not sure how it happens but it brought a smile to my face so I’ll assume someone in power liked it or felt sorry for me!

No progress today but I did manage to snap the Hormagaunts I started yesterday. They’re going to be mainly drybrushed so should come together quite quickly as long as I don’t get too over enthusiastic with the brush! They’re going to be loosely styled on one of my kids favourite book characters;

Having seen Ezki’s awesome orange swooping hawk wings, he kindly shared the recipe so I’ll be following that, though for some reason I decided to add a wash after the first dry brush layer. Here’s what they look like after that;



Plus a close up of the one on the right



Kind of semi miniature related, my daughter was distraught when she saw a tree in our garden being cut back. So much so I promised to make her a fairy play ground using the wood. Here is my first attempt; a fairy swing set



Not sure when I’ll next pick up a brush but hopefully get the odd dry brush layer in once the kids are asleep during the week.

Thanks for looking!

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I managed a bit of dry brushing time and got the basics of the Hormagaunts pretty much done. I quite like how they’re looking, but I’m regretting the wash as it’s made them a bit too brown.








Next up will be the claws and eyes. The claws I’m going to try got do as a pale bone, but I never had much luck with that in the ancient past, perhaps I’ll manage better this time. In the book Zog has white eyes, but I’m not sure that works for Tyranids, so might have to change that.

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A bit more progress has been made on my Hormagaunts. It’s a very simple scheme and is nearly complete. First image is pre-wash, then the rest are post wash.





And the whole gang together



I’m sure it’s not a revelation to most but the citadel shades are awesome! So easy to use compared to the old washes. 15 year old me took ages to figure them out, partly because that was pre-internet!

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Columbus, OH

Looking good, love the old hormagaunts. Swing is pretty nice for a first try, doubt I'd have the inclination to make one myself! Also, where is the fairy?

Thanks,

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drinking tea in the snow

Nice work! I love their angry little faces.

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Nice bugs! The bone color breaks up that orange nicely.
   
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Not a fan of the old termagant models, but your paint scheme is solid! The slaaneshi Warriors are also impressive, kudos for painting all those shield icons!

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MegaDave - I was never really a fan of nids back in the day, but for some reason I was inspired to paint these in the style of Zog. The dry brushing I did really brought out the details compared to the poor effort my brother did c20 years ago, they really look like Aliens, nearly to the point of copy right infringement. Next time my kids play with their fairies out there I’ll try to get a picture, but I too wasn’t particularly inclined to build it but my daughter was so distraught at the tree being heavily trimmed it was all I could do to console her! Suffice to say there’ll be more to come when I find my hatchet...

amazingturtles - cheers, they are pretty angry, ready to devour all biomass!

youwashock - you’re right they were looking a bit bland before the bone went on.

mcmatila - likewise I didn’t like them, but the dry brush really brought out the Alien detail which has grown in me. The shield icons weren’t too bad in the end and were actually quite fun. I think I’ll keep any freehand simple for now though as it’s too easy to make mistakes

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Last night i managed to finish my Zog themed Hormagaunts. There wasn’t much left to do after the last post, just some more bone painting, the eyes and their bases. In the books Zog has white eyes, but that wasn’t Tyranid enough for my liking so I went for a bright green. So without further ado, here are the pics;





There are a few close ups for those that want a better look at my shoddy brushwork in the spoiler

Spoiler:












I think they came out pretty well, I’m particularly liking the couple that are mid sprint with only the underside of their claws still on the ground. They look pretty rapid, dynamic and scary! I also hadn’t realised quite how sculpted and bumpy their heads were.

You may have noticed that their bases are similar to my blood angels, so I got a group shot



Whilst i was at it I thought I’d get one of the Chaos Warriors squaring up against the High Elves



Now I need to have a look in my box of random minis to see what to paint next. I had hoped to paint some Rogue Trader era Terminators but the dettol they were in must’ve been contaminated with water so they went all gunky. There are some more Elves that wouldn’t take much to finish off.

Thanks for looking

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drinking tea in the snow

Well done on finishing them up! i agree on the green eyes, it's the right choice.

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Looks like you are really starting to unrust, Gobert! Those slaaneshi warriors are stunning, and the hormies look great too - nice to see the contrasting painting techniques still turning out top results. Your basing is really coming along too. Lava ones are inspired, and you can see the improvement from BAs to tyranids. Exciting times ahead

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tzurk wrote:Looks like you are really starting to unrust, Gobert! Those slaaneshi warriors are stunning, and the hormies look great too - nice to see the contrasting painting techniques still turning out top results. Your basing is really coming along too. Lava ones are inspired, and you can see the improvement from BAs to tyranids. Exciting times ahead


Thanks tzurk, High praise indeed! I think I’m already better than what I could achieve back in the day. I think it’s a combination of a bit more patience and the magic of the Internet showing how to do new things and do old techniques properly! The basing is a good example of the latter, though I think the new turquoise ones look better for not having a discarded colour underneath the turquoise!

amazingturtles wrote:Well done on finishing them up! i agree on the green eyes, it's the right choice.


Cheers turtles, the green is quite nice!

I managed a bit of modelling in the week between looking after the kids for the school holidays. Nothing too exciting, just getting some Battle Masters Beastmen ready for priming. They had some pretty impressive mood lines and young gobert did a poor job of getting them off the sprue. It looks like I just snapped them out



Apologies for the poor pic. I reckon I’ll go for a mix of skin/fur/hide colours, probably painting the leader with white fur. Most will end up brown and blackish though. I’ll tie them in to the Chaos Warriors with purple shields and purple or goldish tummy armour (is there a proper name for the little round plate over their stomachs?). I need to figure out how to get some white and gold on them too. Maybe their horns could be white?

Thanks for stopping by

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More classics! Looking forward to seeing them develop.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
More classics! Looking forward to seeing them develop.


All I have are classic minis! I was nearly tempted by the plastic crack fiend, but brought myself back from the brink and bought painting supplies instead!

Sadly I’ve not much progress to report, been busy travelling to see family and hosting my mother in law these past few weeks. I managed to get an hour or so in last night and got the base colours and a wash done on the Beastmen. I decided to do a variety of furs to hide that they are all identical. Two of the colours seem to have come out nigh identical so far though. I guess I’ll have to differentiate them by their manes instead.

First up are the triplets, they started with Bronzed Flesh followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade. I think they look pretty decent so far.



I then used gradually darker browns, next was a really old pot of snakebite leather. I added some water to thin it, forgetting it was already close to being an ink in consistency! Oh well, the second coat wasn’t thinned and gave a smooth enough finish for a wash of Agrax.



The next pair are a fair step different using Bestial brown



All of the above Beastmen will have darker manes, but the next pair will have lighter manes. I’m thinking one will have a reddish brown and the other more of a Doberman type colour. So far though, they’re just base coated black



The final Beastman is the unit leader. As my Chaos army is currently aligned with Slaanesh I thought I’d taint his fur with purple undertones. He started with a Space Wolf Grey base with a Druchii Violet wash. I’ll highlight him up to white though so it’ll only be the shade that has a purple tinge. I reckon on a black mane, perhaps his mum was a deamonette?



I also did the undercoat on their bases. This time instead of them individually glowing I tried to tie the whole unit as a single glow. The photo was taken just after I applied the red wash so the yellow and orange aren’t as visible. Last time the wash dried our showing more of the base colours, so hopefully it’ll do the same again!



Next I need to decide whether to dry brush or layer them.

Thanks for looking, comments and criticisms always welcome!

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drinking tea in the snow

Purple is always a good choice! I like colorful beastmen. I once had the idea of trying to paint one of the newer ones with striped and polka dots but my skills failed me.

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Shaping up to be a fun unit. Sprinkling a few off-color guys in there is a good idea.
   
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amazingturtles wrote:Purple is always a good choice! I like colorful beastmen. I once had the idea of trying to paint one of the newer ones with striped and polka dots but my skills failed me.


Hmm, stripes... I’ll have to think about that... The polka dots are definitely beyond my skills, though a Friesian cow type affair might be easier. My dry brushing on the black ones hasn’t gone very well, so I could change them up to zebra/cow Beastmen... I’ll see if I remember next I pick up the brushes.

youwashock wrote:Shaping up to be a fun unit. Sprinkling a few off-color guys in there is a good idea.


Cheers, they’ve been quite fun so far and the purple/white one is still looking quite bright purple now the drybrushing is done.

On a slightly related note I splashed some amazon vouchers on a cheap bookcase with the intent to fill it with models... that might take me a while unless I get out some old, less well painted models. I’m thinking I’ll get some acrylic sheets to try to keep some dust out, but worry it might warp. Has anyone had experience using it?

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It’s been a while and I’ve not managed much painting time, but I have made a little progress with the Beastmen. They’ve all had their dry brush highlights done on their skin now, with the black basecoat guys having a bestial brown layer added in after the dry brush didn’t really work how I wanted. They’ve all had a black wash applied to their head leg and chin furs. It’s quite basic, but they’re not exactly high profile characters!

I’ve also started on their hooves, horns and axe handles. All three areas had a coat of old school Bestial Brown, with the horns and hooves getting a striped layer of Bronzed Flesh in preparation for grading up to Bleached Bone and possibly Skull White.

Anyway, here are the Beasties:







Thanks for looking, comments and criticisms always welcome!

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Here’s where I got to last night with the Beasties;



I’ll pop their purple was on and do a bit of highlighting on their weapons. I’ll save the freehand on their Shields for another night though. Any suggestions for symbols to use? I could go for the Slaanesh symbol like my Chaos Warriors or perhaps a Beastman skull or maybe something from the Battle Masters stickers?

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I finished up my Chaos Beastmen from the old MB Battle Masters game. I’ve kept with the Slaanesh theme from my Chaos Warriors, but given their lesser status their purple metal work only got a single coat of Druchi Violet. As their loin cloths are a dull white I decided to do their Beastmen Symbol in black, with the leader getting a mark of Slaanesh. At first I was quite happy with the Beastmen symbols I started seeing a Mr Incredible like man flexing his muscles, without a head though!








I didn’t think through the position on the base of the leader so his shield is invisible when they're all ranked up, so here is a shot of one of each flavour standing slightly apart so their shields are visible.



If you look closely their eyes are red which I quite like, especially after an Agrax wash darkened their eye sockets. As I don’t have any ponies for the Chaos Lords I only have a unit of Chaos Archers to do before I’m out of Chaos peeps for this small force.

Next on the desk are some more Blood Angels, they’re all based and primed. Three of the four were left in Fairy Power Spray for about 5 years and seem to have suffered some strange surface corrosion. I’ve also bought some Mephiston Red spray, so looking forward to seeing how they come out. Fingers crossed that the corrosion isn’t visible post priming!

Thanks for looking

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drinking tea in the snow

They came out excellent! I'm really just liking seeing all of these old figures come to life, and the varied colors work really nicely with these guys.

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They look top notch togethe, and the skin of the leader is really impressive. Good stuff as always mate with a healthy dose of nostalgia!

The Alien. The Other. The Inconceivable. The Eldritch Abomination is a type of creature defined by its disregard for the natural laws of the universe as we understand them. They are grotesque mockeries of reality beyond comprehension whose disturbing otherness cannot be encompassed in any mortal tongue.


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Thanks Amazingturtles and Tzurk, really appreciate it. I’m really liking how these Battle Masters Chaos types are coming out. Spotty Teenage Gobert was never inspired by them, but they’ve been great fun so far. Looking at the pics again though I seem to have missed a few mould lines, never mind I’m happy enough with them.

I managed a bit more painting again last night. Nothing major, just a touch up of the Mephiston Red and a bit of Agrax for the recesses on the next lot of Blood Angels. As I’d primed them up I also put some Shadow Grey on a bunch of Space Wolves. I thought I’d go darker on the wolves than I have previously so also gave their recesses som a Agrax too.

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