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+1 for the Reapers looking good. Easy vote for me because I love Reapers.

Photobooth seems to be doing the trick, too. Small victories rule.
   
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Some nice work there Argive.

Cheers,

CB


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Wicked Warp Spider






I have varnished and finished basing the rangers and the reapers plus eldrad. Added finishing touches on te reapers and am very happy that the varnishing dulled the shine on the glossy cannons. Much prefer this look!

All went well apart from eldrad got reaaaalllyyy frosty
I think its because I went bit heavy with the spray? Im using tamiya acrylic varnish. Now Im really wondering about varnishing my wave serpent because its colour shifted...

Anyhow here are some pics.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Work starting on the Winged Autarch conversion...
Trying to figure out the coours still. I like simple contrasty scgemes but at the same time want the wings to be cool.

Unfortunately Im not willing to spend £16 just to get the current winged autarch head as I cant find it on any bit stores...I subbed in a dire avenger because I have one kicking about.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Very interested in seeing how he turns out. Quite a cool choice of parts.
   
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Cool looking conversion and it'll be good to see how he turns out!

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Thought id update.

Finished painting the Autarch pretty much. Have to do a bit of clean-up and basing but more or less finished.
Really like how the helmet plume has worked out and the fade/blend on the greaves. Not sure if you can see it in the pic so will update once its all complete.

However, feel like the overall paintjob is very gak... . I did experiment with some techniques and colours so that was useful for some exp. Also used a new wet palette I got off amazon but think I need a set of new brushes because it was hard to get a good point/flow for the detail.. I really like orange/red/yellow schemes and blends that I see people do but I'm light years away from that level of goodness. The visarch armor has some cool design. Green-stuffing the flames on was a crazy punt and I think it looks cool and very 40k so im going to keep it.

Question is. What color should the wings be?? The colours are already quite busy on this mini so really not sure how to approach the wings.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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With the exception of the inside of the cape and the yellow, the model is fairly dark. Going lighter with the wings could make for a nice frame.
   
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Hmmm Interesting. I actualy thought he looks really bright and colourful. Too colorful for my liking. I will get the ol lighbox out and snap a shot later because it could just be the photos.

I had an idea of having the wings in similiar style to the fur shoulder piece. But I think it will look too similar and the two will clash.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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The vistarch is finished. Quite happy with the overall finish in the end despite all the earlier grumbling. Now thats hes done it looks pretty cool. The wings blend came out well.
Let me know what you dont like, and how I can improve me bros!

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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The wraith guard/blades are going to be worked next. Looking forward to finally getting these guys done.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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The autarch did finish up nicely.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
The autarch did finish up nicely.


Thanks. Yeah hes turned out surprisingly well, the wings pop nicely.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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The wraith are finished. Theres surprisingly a lot of detail on these lil blighters!

I feel like I didn't go deep enough on the detail on the arms and not sure how I feel about the overall scheme with the red tabbards. Also need some practice with weathering effects. Really enjoyed making the bases. Probably my favourite part of these guys. I have put a lot of time into these fellas and feel a bit drained...

A day or two off and I'm probably going to get stuck into spirit seer to shepherd them along and a warlock followed by some support weapons and a wraithlord.
Looking forward to painting those characters and finishing the current army list I've build before moving onto building some new stuff as I'm a tad painted out..

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Sweet looking models. That primary color scheme plus black is working rather well. The bases are quite cool, too.
   
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Thanks chief

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Dont be shy with critique peoples.. I can take it.
*gets a hankerchief ready*

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Finaly got some motivation and time to paint.

Next on the table is the Spirit Seer and support weapon.
Im breaking out the new w&n brushes i got finaly.

Im going to have a go at some free hand on the cloak. Will see how it turns out. I regret gluing the head on already.... ohh well. Lol.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Hi Argive! First- there is some terrific work here- really well done! I'm one of those guys that always wanted to play Eldar but knew I couldn't carry off the bright colors and intricate patterns, so I stuck with Imperial Guard for a lot of my career (cut my teeth on Napoleonics, so not sure why I hesitated to get into space elves, but there you have it). I've got some Eldar now and will get started on a small task force 'soon'.

For critique of your Wraiths, I can offer mostly only superlatives: the technique is technically very clean, the swords are amazing, the color scheme is very pleasing (and working with yellow is no treat), but undoubtedly the best part of them are the carapaces- I've tried working with semi-adhesive shape stencils once or twice and the experience gave me a command of invective that even for a retired senior non-commissioned officer like myself left me in awe of the unplumbed depths of profanity I never knew I had.

The only area I'm wondering you might improve upon (and it is only my tentative opinion, not being able to cast my Mark I Eyeball on the actual figures under natural light) is if the arms might not benefit from some highlighting, or a bit of metallic edging here and there to emphasize the multiple pieces that make them up?

I really do like 'em just as they are though, I hope one day to have pieces coming out half so good.

As for the new pieces you've started, stay motivated. You've got talent and an appreciative audience. I find for myself the hardest thing is to just 'start', especially on days when the day has been tiring and my motivation levels are low. But once I sit down and pick up a brush, a couple of hours will go by and I won't even notice.

I look forward to seeing how the Seer and the support weapon come out!

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Looking good mate, have fun with the new brushes.
What are you planning on freehanding on the cloak? Runes and such like?

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Meer_Cat wrote:Hi Argive! First- there is some terrific work here- really well done! I'm one of those guys that always wanted to play Eldar but knew I couldn't carry off the bright colors and intricate patterns, so I stuck with Imperial Guard for a lot of my career (cut my teeth on Napoleonics, so not sure why I hesitated to get into space elves, but there you have it). I've got some Eldar now and will get started on a small task force 'soon'.

For critique of your Wraiths, I can offer mostly only superlatives: the technique is technically very clean, the swords are amazing, the color scheme is very pleasing (and working with yellow is no treat), but undoubtedly the best part of them are the carapaces- I've tried working with semi-adhesive shape stencils once or twice and the experience gave me a command of invective that even for a retired senior non-commissioned officer like myself left me in awe of the unplumbed depths of profanity I never knew I had.

The only area I'm wondering you might improve upon (and it is only my tentative opinion, not being able to cast my Mark I Eyeball on the actual figures under natural light) is if the arms might not benefit from some highlighting, or a bit of metallic edging here and there to emphasize the multiple pieces that make them up?

I really do like 'em just as they are though, I hope one day to have pieces coming out half so good.

As for the new pieces you've started, stay motivated. You've got talent and an appreciative audience. I find for myself the hardest thing is to just 'start', especially on days when the day has been tiring and my motivation levels are low. But once I sit down and pick up a brush, a couple of hours will go by and I won't even notice.

I look forward to seeing how the Seer and the support weapon come out!


Hi Meer Cat

Thank you very much for your comments. I really appreciate the kind words!!!!

The Eldar a.k.a. weird space elf aliens have always captured my imagination. For some reason, I imagine them being much more organically hi-tech exoskeleton insectoid carapace alien dudes, so that's what I'm trying to capture in my army. I hope you keep at it and grow your army. Hopefully will get to admire your work!

I think you are right, I should have edged the arm segments and the legs to get them to stand out a bit more. I will have to remember to do that on the next batch. Fun fact half the torsos are glued the wrong way round

Once again thanks for the feedback. I seem to have got some mojo back and enjoying it again so that's made it fun.

FYI the blades are nothing special really. Gloss black primer and two shades of colour shifting blue and then some lothren blue edging. I would like to try my hand at some of the GW style crystal weapons and need to look for a tutorial really. However keeping with the theme for my army I'm trying to make them a bit beetle esque.


ingtaer wrote:Looking good mate, have fun with the new brushes.
What are you planning on free handing on the cloak? Runes and such like?


Yeah they are great. But think some of the hairs on the 0 are showing splitting already though which is a bit disappointing. But they do hold paint very very well!

Hmmm... Well I was just going to try make neat lines around the borders/edges of the cloak so a thick yellow line with a thin black line running through it. I've never free handed before so was just thinking that if I can get a clean result that would be happy days. But I think maybe some runes on the ribbon bits (which will be blue) might work as well as maybe some pattern on the skirt.. I will have to have a think and see how brave I am. Thank you for the suggestion its got my mind ticking.

I have like 9 warlocks to do in the future so was going to go to town on them and really practice cloths/robes and freehand and just go wild so might just stick to basic stuff on this guy.


Thanks Ya'll!!!

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Argive,

I especially liked the hexagonal pattern on the Wraithguard heads. At first I was going to suggest adding some transfers with the eternity symbol...and then I noticed the cool pattern. Well done.

Cheers,

CB


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Finland, Espoo

You have been busy since I last visited, so I had quite a bit of catching up to do. Good work all around.
I especially liked the Autarch conversion and the Wraithblades.

Keep at it!

   
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Good work. Nice work on the bases too. For some reason I can't fathom, I like the little bit of black and white tiling.

I like the green on the Rangers cloaks.

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Looking very good, nice.

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Thanks ma dudes!!

@ Fifty - Thanks man, the tiles ware a test for my WL. I wanted to add a sort of imperial flooring asthetic and aclos add some pop to the models.

The entire basing theme for my army is that my guys are rocking up to a world once part of the Eldar empire they have learned has been colonised by IOM and an Imperial industrial outpost has been set up. The intent to reclaim the maiden world they have foolishly spoiled.

However, somebody got there first and beat them to the punch so they are cleaning up, "liberating" resources as they wade through the derelict outpost ready to cleanse the world of whatever killed the foolish humans.

Some progress has been made but been away this weekend enjoying some roller coasters and training so should hopefully get stuck in from tomorrow

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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So have made a bunch of progress on the spirit seer.

Appologies for the low quality pics.
Still a WIP but for the most part most of the heavy lifting has been achieved. Its now mainly a touch up and cleaning operation.

The plan is to add a bit of white and maybe some blending to the mask and once he's painted and varnished I will go over the helmet with gloss brush on varnish to make it seem like tis made of deep glass. Might even try it for the gems.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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So the spirit seer is done. Not sure how I feel about the face, I sort of just put some ard coat on it... but perhaps I should have maybe researched how to use it instead of just plopping it on... I think it came out looking thick and not the smooth glassy finish I wanted.. Not to mention the slight frosting on the gold work but a slight touch up of retributory armour and it was good as gold(crappy pun intended)

I worked with some edge layering on the yellow which I think came out very well and will be included in my paint jobs moving forward. I wasn't convinced edging works with yellow but it sure does! lol. Last of all the free hand on the bottom of the cloak came out looking like a garbage fire despite my best attempts. I cant draw a straight line with a pen so should not have expected anything more for a model lol! Not giving up and will try again on the farseer whose moving up the que. The gun batteries are well on their way too!

Hope ya'll like it and let me know what you think.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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I like 'im. I think the freehand turned out ok. If it looks this good blown up it should be more than fine on the tabletop.
   
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Looks good mate, it is hard to tell with a photograph on the varnishing but if you are not happy with it maybe knock it back with some dulcoate and try again?
That yellow looks great and I think you are being well too hard on yourself.
My only slight criticism would be that maybe it wants for a different spot colour? Maybe red/orange gems rather than the blue for at least a couple.

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