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Nice! I look forward to seeing your take on these guys. They weren't terribly popular minis around here, and I only recently came into some myself to use for revisiting some very old conversions.
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

 Captain Brown wrote:
Thank gentlemen.

Next up are some metal and plastic Shining Spears.



The long painting war continues...

CB


If these are anything like as good as your Farseer jet bike then I think we'll be in for a treat. Looking forward to it.

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you guys.

So while I should be painting the Shining Spears instead I have been working on a lone metal Dire Avenger Exarch.



Speaking of metal Exarchs. Did anyone ever take on of the original metal Dire Avengers and do a head swap with the metal heads from the first rollout of plastic Guardian bodies?

The long painting war continues...

CB

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I can't recall ever seeing a conversion like that, Cap'n. The Spears being pre-empted by this guy is ok. There are few sculpts in the range more iconic. Can't wait to see how he turns out.
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

I assume the main reason for that would be to rescale a bit because the classic dire avengers are that bit smaller but much of the character of that classic loo is in the helms.

While I wouldn't say its stricktly heresy to cut a Jes Goodwin original mini's head off, I'd say it would have to be worth it. And I also like the old shuriken catapults so that would be a loss. Unless you could find plastic versions of those from back in the day too. Maybe from a plastic guardian spru.

Also, fully understand the distraction with that exarch, one of the greatest of all time Eldar classics!

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Thanks for the suggestions.

Maybe a back banner for one with a Shuriken Catapult to mark out a bare bones Exarch.





The long painting war continues...

CB

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36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Wisconsin

I’m getting nostalgic seeing the Exarch. Looking good Captain Brown.
   
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Loving that crest and the green gem. Solid classic.
   
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Great work on the exarch, love all the contrasting colors, very good choices and nice work on the white on his helmet.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Yorkright wrote: I’m getting nostalgic seeing the Exarch. Looking good Captain Brown.

Thank you Yorkright.
youwashock wrote:Loving that crest and the green gem. Solid classic.

Thanks youwashock
Viterbi wrote:Great work on the exarch, love all the contrasting colors, very good choices and nice work on the white on his helmet.

Thank you Viterbi

So I have made some progress on one Shining Spear so far, I do not think I will get all three done by the end of the month, so I am focusing on one as a pilot.

It is a challenge to build up white and give it some depth.



The long painting war continues...

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Looking good, already. Like those stripes!
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Thanks youwashock.

Finished the first Spear.








The long painting war continues...

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

They're looking spiffy, Cap. Love the green red gems on the wings. Pretty funny.

   
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Skillful Swordmaster






Great job Captain, the white looks really nice and smooth. The banners are a neat touch too, how’s your get them so wavy?

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That looks really good, Cap'n. The gems are great and the pennants are perfect.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

This is a great model. The white is clean and crisp. Very rarely have I ever seen the spears being used, and they always needed better attention than they received.

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Kent

Lovely white there : )
Great to see old school paper banners too!


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Really good model there captain. Lovely clean white and the pennants are nicely done too
   
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Edinburgh, UK

Said it in the painting challenge thread but that's a sweet shining spear. The banners are very nostalgic!

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Sooooooo much white I get jitters just thinking about painting such models Great job on the shining spear!
   
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Australia

That DA exarch is a great paintjob on a brilliant model. Amazed by your patience on the shining spear too with the flag and white!

Amazing stuff as always, CB. Thanks for sharing!

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Surrey, BC - Canada

theCrowe wrote:They're looking spiffy, Cap. Love the green red gems on the wings. Pretty funny.

Thanks theCrowe, you have to have proper running lights.
gobert wrote:Great job Captain, the white looks really nice and smooth. The banners are a neat touch too, how’s your get them so wavy?

Thanks gobert, I used the round handle of a small file.

Thank you youwashock, Theophony, finnan, Maharg, Tyranid Horde, Viterbi, and tzurk

Second two finished, it took a little longer than the first one, every time l looked at the built-up white on the nose cones and grabbed my blue I kept thinking "I will not fear the stripes." Although each stroke my pulse was saying "damn I am afraid of the stripes".








The long painting war continues...

CB

36 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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They look even better as multiples, Cap'n. Great job.
   
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Wisconsin

They are grand Cap! I have to chime in like the others your whites are so smooth and the contrasting blue really makes the models pop.
   
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Australia

Sweet nailed those stripes; those jet bikes are crisp
   
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Those shining spears look superb, cutting my heartstrings with nostalgia. Oh how I wish for my Eldar army of old. Full marks for the pennants, they make all the difference to the models.

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Australia

Well done CB! Great work on the other spears. I love the different coloured gems on the back wings/engines - a very nice touch!

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You had every right to fear the blue stripes, especially since most mistakes happen at 90% done
Great job and the whole squad will look magnificent together.
   
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Tyrant of Badab






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 Captain Brown wrote:
Thank you guys.

So while I should be painting the Shining Spears instead I have been working on a lone metal Dire Avenger Exarch.



Speaking of metal Exarchs. Did anyone ever take on of the original metal Dire Avengers and do a head swap with the metal heads from the first rollout of plastic Guardian bodies?

The long painting war continues...

CB


I never saw such a conversion, no.

That model is one of my all-time favourites. I painted one back in the early nineties, when I was about 13! He was one of my best paint jobs at the time. I want to paint another soon.

The colours on yours work really well, especially the yellow and black plume with the white helmet.


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Those are some white whites! They look fantastic cap, great work

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