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Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

That's... a big boy. Nice work, loving the purple
tying everything together, it adds a regal feel to that huge monster.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

 Arakasi wrote:
@Captain Brown: Will do!


And he is rounding the final turn, starting to pull ahead of the unpainted mass. Can he stay in the lead until midnight tonight to get his final pictures in?

Cheers,

CB

39 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures 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+  
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Thank you for the support everyone! I'll get around to personalised comments with the missing updates, but for now I present:

Moucrum

Limbo: Eternal War's "King Moucrum" - Lord of the Deathless.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Pretty awesome.

   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Fancy and gory! Great job Arakasi, good luck in the comp

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Public announcements:
  • Vote for the winner of the 68th Dakka Painting Challenge:Halloween Special
  • Dakka Painting Challenge Round 69: November 2020 Saints and Sinners

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    Made in au
    Alluring Mounted Daemonette




    Australia

    Holy moly that thing is massive! Impressive work Arakasi, from the bloody bone to the bone bone to the royal purple to the spooky glow and the cool blue-silver. I will go check out the voting contest now - good luck!

    t z you are k 
       
    Made in ca
    Deranged Necron Destroyer






    Wow, that IS impressive. The bloody bone is really cool, and I really appreciated you going step-by-step on how you reached that.

    See what's on my painting table Now painting: Myrmourn Banshees 
       
    Made in ca
    Longtime Dakkanaut





    Surrey, BC - Canada

    Arakasi,

    Exalted.

    Cheers,

    CB

    39 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures 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+  
       
    Made in de
    Longtime Dakkanaut






    I'm still weirded out by his weapon, but the finished model is amazing. Lovely work on all the different textures. He looks very... oozy
       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Wow, so many comments to get through... Given they started a page and a while ago, I'll include full quotes.
    endtransmission wrote:He's coming along nicely there; the bones are looking particularly nice. I look forward to seeing the purples next time around. Any plans for glowing eyes on him too?
    Once again you are very prescient of where I was headed.
    gobert wrote:He really is a sight to behold! Good luck getting him done ahead of the deadline!
    Your luck wishes obviously helped.
    Ezki wrote:That is looking gorgeous already!
    Good luck getting the final touches in, not that it needs much

    And that sorted out painting area
    Jealous.
    Thanks and thanks.
    CommissarKhaine wrote:That's... a big boy. Nice work, loving the purple tying everything together, it adds a regal feel to that huge monster.
    As a king, regal was what I was going for - so it's nice to see you were able to pick up on that.
    Captain Brown wrote:And he is rounding the final turn, starting to pull ahead of the unpainted mass. Can he stay in the lead until midnight tonight to get his final pictures in?

    Cheers,

    CB
    Apparently he could.
    Gitsplitta wrote:Pretty awesome.
    Thanks.
    gobert wrote:Fancy and gory! Great job Arakasi, good luck in the comp
    Thanks.
    tzurk wrote:Holy moly that thing is massive! Impressive work Arakasi, from the bloody bone to the bone bone to the royal purple to the spooky glow and the cool blue-silver. I will go check out the voting contest now - good luck!
    Thanks.
    Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Wow, that IS impressive. The bloody bone is really cool, and I really appreciated you going step-by-step on how you reached that.
    As always, I do it mostly for my future self - but I'm always happy to know others appreciate it too.
    Captain Brown wrote:Arakasi,

    Exalted.

    Cheers,

    CB
    Wow, thanks!
    Viterbi wrote:I'm still weirded out by his weapon, but the finished model is amazing. Lovely work on all the different textures. He looks very... oozy
    Thanks (although I still can't do anythng about how you feel about his weapon ).

    With that out of the way, some final in progress pictures:


    Some Asurman Blue and Leviathan Purple washes, mainly in the recessed areas of the bloody bones.


    Highlighted metals - basically Leadbelcher and Stormhost Silver for the metal, Liberator Gold and Stormhost Silver for the gold. I've added strips of Doombull Brown and Tuskgor Fur to the sword grips. Mistakenly I've filled in the gems with Kantor Blue (they are meant to start at Abaddon Black...)


    And this is finished with a full gloss varnish. I followed Darren Latham's How to paint Eldar gems & Space Marine eye lenses for the gems, re-basing in Abaddon Black and working through the blues I had - Kantor Blue, Alaitoc Blue and Hoeth Blue. The sword grips were given an Agrax Earthshade wash in an attempt to pull the colours together a bit better. I'm not sure it completely worked. I used Nihilakh Oxide to add a bit more interest to the skull and his claw hand.


    The final images above were taken after applying Medium to all areas that weren't the bloody bones.

    Another month down!

    This month's theme is Saints and Sinners. I don't have a lot that easily fits into this category (either the category itself, or the work I'd need to do first ). I'm considering stripping and repainting one of these two adventurers:


    Meanwhile, more progress has already begun on the Klinik for the [url=https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/791602.page]
    League of Extraordinary Riveters [LoER] Round 33: "Unfinished Business"[/url] - so you can expect some progress on that in my next post.

    Until then,
    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
    Made in us
    Decrepit Dakkanaut






    Madison, WI

    Yeah, I noticed the gems on the swords... nice work!

       
    Made in us
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Thanks Gitsplitta.

    Still away from home, although back tomorrow, and finally have a moment to upload some of the Klinik progress I've been promising...


    Front section frame together and in place, starting the middle section side walls.


    Putting the middle side walls together.


    Middle side walls in place.


    Middle and back cross walls started.


    Middle and back cross walls together...


    ...and in place.


    Start of back side walls.


    Back side walls together.


    All walls in place.


    To give me a flat surface to put the walls on, and also a lip to create the flooring on, I cut out and add this underfloor piece.


    Measuring the same pre cutting for the back end of the trailer.


    Back end under floor, as well as the door frame for the front section.

    A handful of photos still to come, but then I'll be all caught up for the weekend...

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
    Made in us
    Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






    Late to chime in but beautiful job on the Corpse King! A wonderful macabre project.

    My painting log is full of snakes
    Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
    Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
       
    Made in de
    Longtime Dakkanaut






    Cool update on the Klinik progress, now I feel bad for always just throwing my sprues in the recycling bin Although I wouldn't have the patience for such a project.
       
    Made in be
    Liberated Grot Land Raida






    Belgium

    And I just threw all my sprues away, makes me feel kinda bad. Then again, I have plenty of crap still on sprues, so...

    A Squeaky Waaagh!!

    Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

    Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
    From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
       
    Made in fi
    War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





    Finland, Espoo

    Now this is proper "from the scratch" building
    My friend once said to me, that a true wargamer never throws anything away. Good way to recycle those sprues.

       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Finding time to update this has been... a challenge... but as various things wrap up this month, they need to be posted, so here we are...
    Don Qui Hotep wrote:Late to chime in but beautiful job on the Corpse King! A wonderful macabre project.
    Thank you.
    Viterbi wrote:Cool update on the Klinik progress, now I feel bad for always just throwing my sprues in the recycling bin Although I wouldn't have the patience for such a project.
    CommissarKhaine wrote:And I just threw all my sprues away, makes me feel kinda bad. Then again, I have plenty of crap still on sprues, so...
    Ezki wrote:Now this is proper "from the scratch" building
    My friend once said to me, that a true wargamer never throws anything away. Good way to recycle those sprues.
    I'm a bit of a hoarder - I have plenty more - although finding long straight sections seems to be the biggest challenge. I actually thought I'd use them eventually for terrain rubble (and probably still will, eventually...) They are cheaper than buying the materials, but yes, they require a lot of work to clean up and hide their sprue-i-ness...

    The League of Extraordinary Riveters [LoER] Round 33: "Unfinished Business" comes to a close at the end of the month and... I'm not going to make it. I know you are all very surprised (not). This is where I got to half way through this month before I completely gave up on making it...


    Front door frame test in place.


    All frames tested in place on top of the underfloor. The side section in front is a bit shorter than it should be...


    I cut the short side section in half so that I could extend it. Here I also lay out the frame for the sliding door.


    New height and with sliding door frame.


    Replicate the sliding door frame for the other side.


    Create an internal sliding door frame between the front quarters section and the middle.


    Add some reinforcement frame to the front wall and create a door for the front door frame.


    Internal sliding door frame in place, testing the door in the door frame.


    Where I got to. So much more to do. I'll definitely try to finish it if there is ever another "Unfinished Business" round in the LoER, but barring an influx of time, I suspect this will go on the backburner for now / some indefinite period of time / whenever the muse strikes me.

    Thank you all for the following the Klinik journey up to this point!

    Next - my entry for the Dakka Painting Challenge Round 69: November 2020 Saints and Sinners.

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
    Made in fi
    War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





    Finland, Espoo

    That was an ambitious project to say the least. Good job getting that far!
    No point in trying to force it, so it's not a bad call to let it rest until the inspiration hits you again.

    Good luck on the painting comp!

       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Thanks Ezki. Good advice.

    Unusual for me, you now get an almost start to finish in one post! Unfortunately, with timing considerations, I don't seem to have been *as* meticulous with the step by steps - but then I'm not really trying out much new here other than the skin. So, without further ado - is she a Saint or a Sinner?


    The Games Workshop free store model for November, camouflaged in a Primaris box...


    The sprues. I apear to be missing the Witch Aelf head, which is unfortunate.


    Pieces selected. Even without the Witch Aelf head, I'm going to try to make use of that hair!


    Finished build. Nothing special here, except for modifying the Witch Aelf hair to fit the Sister of Slaughter head.


    I forgot to take an undercoat only picture - this one has the start of the Bugman's Glow base coat.


    Bugman's Glow base coat. Also some Armageddon Dust around the basing material.


    Plus another two layers of Bugman's Glow.


    Reikland Fleshshade wash. Rhinox Hide base on... the base.


    Bugman's Glow layers. Agrax Earthshade wash.


    Cadian Fleshtone layers.


    Kislev Flesh and Screaming Skull layers.


    Gratuitous butt shot... I mean... Kantor Blue base. I thought I had a darker blue base for the shield, which is why it is only partly covered here. It will be fully Kantor Blue too.


    Mephiston Red and Rhinox Hide base coats.


    Asurman Blue wash - over blue *and* red.


    Okay, there has been a lot done up to this point. The hair has been washed twice with Nuln Oil. The leather has been washed with Agrax Earthshade then layered with Rhinox Hide, Doombull Brown and Tuskgor Fur. The red has had multiple layers of Mephiston Red to tone down the Asurman Blue wash, then layered with Evil Sunz Scarlet and Wild Rider Red. The blue has been layered with Kantor Blue, Alaitoc Blue and Hoeth Blue. These are all combinations of colours I have used before - that is my only excuse! (and time )


    Retributor Armour and Leadbelcher base coats.


    Reikland Fleshshade and Nuln Oil washes. Also highlighted the hair with Gorthor Brown and Baneblade Brown.


    Retributor Armour and Leadbelcher layers. Drybrush base - Zandri Dust (heavy), Ushabti Bone, Scremaing Skull (light). Celestra Grey base coat to the ruin.


    Auric Armour Gold and Stormhost Silver layers. Asurman Blue wash to the ruin followed by Celestra Grey, Ulthuan Grey and White Scar layers. Mechanicus Standard Grey base coat to the stone, layered with Dawnstone and Administratum Grey.


    Unflattering close up.

    Just the grass on the base to do to complete... Does she remind you of anyone?

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
    Made in fi
    War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





    Finland, Espoo

    Nice step by step! Cool to see the progress with each color.

    Getting some serious wonder woman feels from the scheme

       
    Made in be
    Liberated Grot Land Raida






    Belgium

    Nice! I tend to do my elves very pale, but the more reddish flesh works nicely with the overall colour scheme.

    A Squeaky Waaagh!!

    Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

    Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
    From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
       
    Made in gb
    Junior Officer with Laspistol






    Reading, Berks

    She looks really good with the richer/redder skin tones

       
    Made in gb
    Charging Dragon Prince






    Definitely getting the Wonder Woman vibes. It must be Gal Gadoy era as her knickers aren’t stripy enough for Linda Carter!

    Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Quick update:

    Final: Sister of Slaughter


    Catchya,
    Arakasi


       
    Made in be
    Liberated Grot Land Raida






    Belgium

    Nice! did you add an additional highlight to the skin, or is the difference due to lighting?

    A Squeaky Waaagh!!

    Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

    Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
    From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    I promise to respond to comments / update this thread properly soon - in the meantime:

    Public announcements:
  • Vote for the winner of the 69th Dakka Painting Challenge: Saints and Sinners
  • Dakka Painting Challenge Round 70: December 2020: Open Round

  •    
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Ezki wrote:Nice step by step! Cool to see the progress with each color. Getting some serious wonder woman feels from the scheme
    gobert wrote:Definitely getting the Wonder Woman vibes. It must be Gal Gadoy era as her knickers aren’t stripy enough for Linda Carter!
    There is no fooling you guys, is there
    endtransmission wrote:She looks really good with the richer/redder skin tones
    CommissarKhaine wrote:Nice! I tend to do my elves very pale, but the more reddish flesh works nicely with the overall colour scheme.
    CommissarKhaine wrote:Nice! did you add an additional highlight to the skin, or is the difference due to lighting?
    No additional highlight, just lighting - which is still poor - I'm going to have to seriously do something about that next year. Although your comments have made me realise I've gone with a light "human" skin tone - which I guess is fitting for the Wonder Woman homage - rather than a pale aelf one. I'll have to find another mini to practise on .

    Next month's theme is open. There are already a few Orks being entered, but I think I might go the other end of the scale and enter a lowly grot (rather than a Stompa!)

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
    Made in gb
    Junior Officer with Laspistol






    Reading, Berks

    Stompa! I hope the stompa will (eventually) have DA style wings on its head?

       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Stompa is definitely not happening this month (athough I do have one, unopened, from late 2013... ). It will definitely (eventually) have DA style wings on its head .

    As I said, I need a grot for December, and also want to start prepping some Orks for later, so...


    Based my grots and sorted into liquid greenstuff piles - none, minimal (back of neck) and more (arms as well). I'll use texture paint (Armageddon Dust) to fill the gaps on the bases.


    Sorted into Klans - Dark Angelz (left four), Rav'nwing (middle three), Deffwing (right three). I'll do the front three as scheme tests. Front left is most likely entry into December painting competition.


    Some Mekz and Slugga Boyz I put together some time ago. The plan is to upgrade their bases from 25mm to 32mm.


    Mekz off their 25mm bases. Apparently one wasn't even glued on .


    Some undercoated Kommando Burnaz from way back. Here one has been separated from his 25mm base, along with the first Slugga boy.

    Once these guys are prepped for undercoating, I'm going to put together one of my Ork buggies. My wife insists I start with the Boomdakka Snazzwagon - although I doubt she will get her wish that I leave off the Grot on the front as well...

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
     
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