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Made in jp
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Japan

The warwalker is coming along nicely. The lighting effects on the guns are particularly effective.

Josh kicks off the New Year with Chaos Familiars

Painting Total as of 1/2/2022: 3

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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 JoshInJapan wrote:
The warwalker is coming along nicely. The lighting effects on the guns are particularly effective.


Some of that is using actual metallics and real light.

Basecoat leadbealcher
Polished blue (old metallic blue) on the plasma bits
Nuln oil over the whole thing
Edges (including on the blue), raised bumps in runefang steel
Soulstone blue as a gloss tint over the plasma bits.

   
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Walker needs some red highlights on edges and bumps, some work on the base. But almost there.

Bugs needs tounges glossed and the final touch up contrast coat. Also almost done.

Edit:
Everyone is off the handles and ready for basing. Moved 4 genestealers and the judicar down. I figure the stealers should just zip across the bench; I need 3 spots free for next month. Mr. Sword can take his time. First grey seer down on the stealers and base coats on the bare heads.

Edit2:
Rocks and tufts down. That’s the last step for the walker. Gaunts need flock. Started getting basecoats on the Judicar.

Edit3:
Everyone done, onto the Judicar and the Stealers. Probably do the photos this afternoon.

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Walker looking good. Anticipating finished pics. Also looking forward to your take on the Judiciar.
   
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Upstate, New York



Walker done. Turned out OK. Could have been cleaner, but i skipped putting the extra coats for a real smooth coverage in the irritating to get too spots. Hard to tell at the table-top distances.

And some finished gaunts. The last box of 12. One fleshborer, 11 devourers.


Which brings us up to 30 total, split 15/15 between them. A few hormaguant bodies splashed in for variety, and a half dozen old metals. 2 views, ranked and swarming:



Used some cheep white poker chips as risers in the back. Think it gives a good view of the overall mass of bodies. Little focus problem, should have shot farther back so the F-Stop defaulted to a bit deeper. Oh well. Good enough for the gribbles.

   
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Macragge

Congrats on powering through the walker! The end result looks pretty good. Also the 'gaunts look pretty impressive all massed up. Excited to see the judiciar and the stealers hit the painting bench.

   
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Blocking in colors. Need to decide how I want to do the jacket lining/cuffs. Planning on trying to weather/distress the outside a little. Stealers need the wash, just being lazy.


This is like 3 thin layers of Darkoath Flesh over the old Snakebite Leather. I would like it to be a little more of a richer, deeper brown, but might just paint the details and leave it like this. Or mix a little bit of the mournfang brown into the darkoath and see how that goes. Thoughts?


   
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I think it looks pretty good as is. From my experience mixing in mournfang can lead to a red/orange tone that is a bit too bright for a lot of purposes. I'm not sure about the darkoath flesh color you'd be working it into though, so your mileage may vary.

   
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I think at this point I’ll wait for the rest of the model to be done, and see how the head looks as part of the whole.

So painting the walker made me think about the Eldar I’ve done for the comp. I’ve literally played a marine list using just what I’ve painted (with models still left out). Could I do it with the pointy ears?

Yes. It might even be functional. Just a few points shy of 1,500 with no real upgrades, could hit that easy (there is a little cheating, as some of the squads were a little light, but only a guy or two)

Farseer on foot
Autarch on bike

Bonesinger
5x Banshees
5x Wraithblades

5x Rangers

5x Swooping Hawks
3x Windriders
3x Windriders

Fire Prism
War Walkers
Eldar Dreadnought (Or Wraithlord, as the plastic ones are called these days)
Wraithlord
Wraithlord

I’ve written more dysfunctional lists. Rangers camp a backfield objective with the prism. Walker/bikes/hawks skirt around doing secondaries and picking off loose objectives, and a huge block of wraithbone moves to hold the center with psychic support.

I should make a point to paint the DAs and the WS for the comp at some point. Could use the transport and more troops.

On the painting side, put the gold on the judicar and washed 2 of the stealers.

   
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The warwalker looks pretty good to me. Kudos for painting the canopy-- I always painted over the clear plastic on mine because I couldn't seem to paint in the lines of the frame.

Josh kicks off the New Year with Chaos Familiars

Painting Total as of 1/2/2022: 3

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Upstate, New York

 JoshInJapan wrote:
The warwalker looks pretty good to me. Kudos for painting the canopy-- I always painted over the clear plastic on mine because I couldn't seem to paint in the lines of the frame.


I admit, it was less then fun. Especially as the red needs multiple coats. The targeting rune was fun. As it’s engraved/recessed into the plastic I used a wash and a good brush to just fill it in and push the wash into the corners. I think in the past I tried to use paint, but didn’t thin it enough so it looked bad. Or just ignored it. I’d have to check the shelf.

   
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Congrats on finishing the walker and gotta echo Josh, the canopy is really cool, especially the rune.
   
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Part of me wants to soldier on and do the second one, but the other part wants to move on, and maybe move the hive guard across the monster handle. I’ve been playing fast and loose with the nids and my pledge to keep them pile of shame neutral. Depending on how I count it I’m kinda sorta OKish, but i’ve got a glut of genestealers on sprue that really make a mockery of my goals here. Nothing says shame like models still on sprue. Once I finish the ‘Fex I should probably build at least a couple frames of them. And finish painting the ones on deck.

Which I am making progress on.


Next stop for them is the red on the claws. Judicar is plugging along. I think I might just do the cuffs in the same color as the coat. One thing I liked looking at the official pic on GW’s site is the red lining. I might go over the interior bits bit my BA Red contrast and tint mine.

Extra long weekend here with no plans, so hopefully I can get some progress in. Although I’ve got a lot of kitchen stuff to do today. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans (and Canadians; I celebrate yours, so turnabout is fair play) and happy Evacuation Day to the New Yorkers and you imperialists across the pond.

Edit: Reds down on the stealers

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Stealers are done and off to be based. Brought the last 2 built ones down, and also one of the hive guard for the big handle. Running low on primed nids, but that’s a good thing. I’m not supposed to have a lot of them hanging out in the Pile of Shame.

   
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And done.

Put the first Grey Seer down on the other nids. The hunched over posture of the hive guard is not fun to paint. Good thing I’m just slopping contrast paints around. If I actually had to detail him, I’d have to pop him off the base or paint him in parts. But as I’m not, going to be just fine getting him to the same level as the rest of the swarm.

Little more clean up as well, paint on the Judicar, mold lines on the fex. Could have been a more productive weekend, but I fired up Civ 6, and that pretty much killed that. Plus vegging on TV.

   
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Stealers came out pretty nice. I think the technique you used on the eyes was a cool touch.

   
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 brushcommando wrote:
Stealers came out pretty nice. I think the technique you used on the eyes was a cool touch.


Thanks. It’s the gloss blue soulstone paint over a blue metalic. I wanted something different for them from the normal nid catseyes.

   
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Dedication exalted on those gaunts Nevelon.

Cheers,

CB

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 Captain Brown wrote:
Dedication exalted on those gaunts Nevelon.

Cheers,

CB


The only hard part was the mold lines. Although the devourers made it hard to get a brush to spots. Mostly they just breezed across the workbench in small batches. That said, if I were a serious nid player, having to do another 30-60 of them might drive me mad.



Morning progress. Black wash down on the stealers. Next up is details and finish the tentacles. Running critically low on the flesh wash, need to hit the shop this weekend.

   
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Crab Claws are looking good. It will be cool to see that carnifex come together.

   
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 brushcommando wrote:
Crab Claws are looking good. It will be cool to see that carnifex come together.


I’m painting these as part of my spare parts program. Full fex is going to be at some later date. Although in unrelated fex news, I finished cleaning the parts for the second one this morning. Magnets and final assembly up next for him, and off to the to-prime pile.

   
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Judiciar is looking good!
   
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Thanks. Got s few cleanup passes on him, still need to do the washes, but getting there. Stealers are waiting for flock, have been rocked/tufted.

So a few years ago I did an advent calendar of some of my favorite things from my collection. It’s been 3 years, so I went back over them and chose a few high points across the things I’d been painting. I probably should have put more thought into the order of things, (which I did before) but this was a last minute kinda thing

December 1st
Spoiler:



I like a number of things about this guy. The big one is how the kitbashed ML arm came out. It’s really easy to have things look like random bits jumbled together, but I think I avoided that. most of my models are in deep snow, but he is in a more windswept area. Looks good. In general I like the bright spots of color on the dark black/steel base that is Deathwatch.


This month is going to be the eradicators to finish up my demi-co. And probably other stuff. We’ll see what I have time for.

Edit:
Just flocked the stealers. All done with them

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Hey, alright! Advent's back. Always a cool thing to see.
   
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I just went back and read through the posts when I did the advent before.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2520/528437.page#10250330
Fun times. As this time it’s just the last 3 years, going to be less old lead and historical ramblings. I’ll try to keep in interesting.

   
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Started putting washes on the Judicar and more work on the heads. Also got the base blue down on one of the eradicators.

Day 2:
Spoiler:


I don’t do a whole lot of converting work. Some of it is cutting my teeth on metal (not literally) where it was much harder (literally). I’ve got a few failed projects, mangled beyond salvage. The wraithlord is an amazing kit, despite its age. Tons of possibility and options, but not running. So this one got some knee surgery. Not unhappy with how that came out. Could have been braver with the arms. The idea was for her to be pointing the cannon at her target, shooting while she charged. Sword trailing behind, ready to snap around. I got the reverse grip done, but probably should have adjusted the shoulder/elbows a bit.

I’ve always loved wraithlords. Great models, great lore. Often crap rules, but that’s life. I’ve got 3 and would not mind more. Just fun kits to build. Refreshing to see the grey edges/highlights I spent the time on working on this one. It’s a step I hate, but it is worth it.

   
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Great start to the first two calendar doors. Love all the spot colors on the Dread and Wraithlord looks very dynamic.
   
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That's a good one. Many WL just standing there, looking bored. Mine included. The pose and reverse grip are money.
   
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Northumberland

That wraithlord looks fantastic, the colour of the sword is really cool.

One and a half feet in the hobby


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Viterbi wrote:Great start to the first two calendar doors. Love all the spot colors on the Dread and Wraithlord looks very dynamic.

Thanks!
youwashock wrote:That's a good one. Many WL just standing there, looking bored. Mine included. The pose and reverse grip are money.

I think the only one of the WLs that is bored is the old RT one. Mr. Brightlance looks like he’s got a job to do.
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Olthannon wrote:That wraithlord looks fantastic, the colour of the sword is really cool.

Most of my eldar use the blue gloss soulstone paint on their power weapons, much like I use the green on my marines.

So some good painting progress today. Judicar is basically done. You might recall that I was on the fence about his head:


Not glued on yet, so the angles can be tweaked to try to get the mood from the orginal pics (which I think captured the nature of the faces well)


Thoughts?



   
 
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