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Mysterious Techpriest







 Dr H wrote:
Apologies for taking so long to get back to this, but the Plague marines are now done. You can see them over in my money-making thread, or the other places that I've posted them up... or even buy them on Etsy.

Thanks Comrade, Cam' and Shas'.

Back to painting the Tau suit.
This is blocking in the areas to be not-blue.
I've tried out a scheme test on a few photos and these areas are to be white or bright green. They will be blended up to white and then the green areas will just need a coat or two to finish.


I'll continue to block in colours for a bit before starting the blending.

I also need to catch up on blogs...


That is really very purple.

White with the purple/blue does look good, green is an interesting choice, be cool to see how this turns out.

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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 OneManNoodles wrote:
That is really very purple.

White with the purple/blue does look good, green is an interesting choice, be cool to see how this turns out.
It's not as think as you purple it is.
In normal lighting it's also darker than it looks under these daylight bulbs.

I've managed to do some work on the metal areas.
I was considering making them aluminium coloured as I have 2 different paints for that, that don't get much use. But while thinking about how to shade it I ended up decided to do a more titanium / caesium look to it.

This is the result of:
A layer of gunmetal + brass,
Black wash,
Gunmetal + gold,
Silver + gold.

I also finally remembered to drill the gun barrels.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Looks shiny. Like the satellite dish especially

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven'.

White finally done blending (I have also been working on some secret projects for the end of the month, so it's not all laziness).
As the blending doesn't really show in the photos I think I can call it done.

There's some black areas to do and the select areas to become green and then I can get on the fun details.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







And with green and black and highlighting (bit rough in places, will be hidden with weathering ).


That's the basis of the scheme done. Now it's time for all the additional details, markings, warning signs, labels... etc...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







I like the green I was a little concerned with how it might turn out but that shade works nicely.




 
   
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Battleship Captain






reminds of me neon genesis, but i am digging this unique suit.
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks OMN. I'd have liked to get it a little brighter green, but it's not possible with the paints I have; I'd need a fluoro' paint. But this will do.

Thanks Comrade. I've been purposely avoiding looking at my Evangelion "inspiration pictures" so that I don't end up being too influenced. But yes, a little neon genesis for a little robo-suit.

On to the details:
Mainly transfers, but some painted details too.

I like the white sword on the chest as it
a) fits the white details on the armour,
b) calls back to the Tau bonding knife thing, and
c) resembles the bright lance in shape and colour.

Also notice the campaign badges / medals on his rear right side. To show that he's a decorated hero of The Army; to justify him being a HQ unit.

The rest are warnings signs and symbols.
There's a little silvering on a couple of the transfers that just wouldn't go away. that'll be fixed one way or another when I come to weathering.

That (weathering) and base to do next...

And in other news:
I've picked up this figure after seeing it on Sigur's thread (which you should all be following).
I immediately saw the Princess Mononoke inspiration and decided to make this one even more San looking.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

Crisis suit is looking good, can't wait to see how the Princess turns out!
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks York'. Crisis suit done below. San will be (and is intended to be) a challenge. To keep my planned modifications and the painting to a cartoon aesthetic, rather than the more realistic look I usually strive for will push me to my limits.

And here's the final photos of the Crisis suit; the first HQ built for The Army.

Re-built from a dead/dying, captured or found Tau commander. The (Mad) Scientist has repaired and "improved" the suit, as well as brain-washing the occupant.
While generally looked after, and re-painted from what it may have originally looked like, it does take occasional knocks in battle. So, dirt and chipped paint, but no rust.
While carrying some Tau tech', the suit also carries a Bright lance and a signal broadcaster (works similar to the Tyranid synapse thing, for The Army). Rules to be ironed out in time.



San will likely be next up in here, but I have a load of projects to do over in my money making thread. Keep your eyes peeled for updates over there.

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Crisis suit looks good.

The chibi should be a fun project. Pay attention to the eyes. Chibi eyes must be painted 'just so' or they'll look really goofy.

 
   
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Battleship Captain






Really lovely suit. The basing brought it all together for me.
   
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Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

Crisis looks good Dr. H. So this is the start of a new army for you? What are your plans for expanding on it?
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Red'. Yeah, everything about San will have to be done just right and will be fighting against my nature.
I had a similar problem during GCSE art, where I attempted to draw some cartoon figures. They didn't turn out cartoon-like, and I've not attempted anything similar since.

Thanks Comrade. Notice I used my newly discovered static grass.

Thanks York'. No, neither he nor San are starts of new armies.
San is just purely a display piece, a birthday present to myself.

The Crisis suit is the first HQ unit I've added to The Army of the Second Law. His intro' is just to emphasise this point. I could probably draw up an actual army list from my models now (1HQ, 2Troops...), couldn't do that before.

As for expansion to this army, the aim is to have at least 1 of every type of model/unit/chapter/faction that exists (or has existed) for 40K, plus a few other unique additions (see; the HAW206 tank). It'll be forever ongoing...

You can also check the OP of this thread to see a list of all the unbuilt plastic units I have available now, together with those that I have built and those "in progress". Anything there is more likely to be built sooner rather than later, and serve as donors for mixed parts that I will add to models; such as the bright lance on the above Crisis suit.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic work on the suit.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Cam'. It took longer than I expected to return to my work here, but as you know, I've been busy in my other thread.

To kick off 2018 in this thread, I'll follow the trend of 3 weeks ago and compile a 2017 round-up (I really don't know how much this is going to include, I don't feel like I got many things done...) :
Going on the date of things finished (to include anything that may or may not have been started in 2016), personal projects of 2017 start with the HAW206


more:
Spoiler:


To go with that I painted my first Infinity figure that now represents the pilot of the tank in my army:


I repainted Tactical marine #3:


Made a Deathmark:


Ork boy #2:


Tactical marine #11 of the Revilers (formerly) :


and repainted Tactical marine #4:


With the last thing of last year I finished for myself being the Tau suit above:
Spoiler:


Over in my money making thread, 2017 brought us...
The Junkube:


Other angles and scale shot:
Spoiler:




A squad of Primaris Intercessors:


Closer views:
Spoiler:










And a squad of Plague marines:


More:
Spoiler:















And then as additional projects (not for my army or for selling):
...Ahh that'll explain why I don't feel like I got much done...
I built an airbrush extraction hood:


Some earrings:






A Bilbo and Gollum diorama:

I should really remember to have another look at that water.

More angles:
Spoiler:



An N-gauge train display base:


more:
Spoiler:







Some eggs:


more:
Spoiler:




A Peugeot not-spinner:


more:
Spoiler:


and a switching house at N-gauge:


20 projects for a year... not a prodigious output.
But with my new desk setup we'll see if I improve this year.

Not wanting to leave this thread without anything new...
I've started on the Princess Mononoke conversion of the SDE figure.

This is after the removal of mould-lines (mostly), extracting the rider (soon to be San), carving off the seat (San rides bareback) and filling and sanding the gaps.


Thank you for sticking with me and feel free to pop in to my other thread if anything from there has caught your fancy (many of what is built there is for sale).

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's a really amazing summary... Wow... what a list of achievements!

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Cool overview, nice way to see all those lovely creations together

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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Busy year. Looking back, the Deathmark really strikes me for its elegance and deceptive simplicity.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The level of minute detail is remarkable. I enjoyed the presentation as well. Excellent work. Looking forward to seeing what madness 2018 brings.

 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks chaps. No major progress on this one yet; I have removed the bow from the rider (soon to be San), but nothing worth showing yet.

Thanks Gits'. Yeah, it's not a bad year of work.

Thanks CK. It's good to bring things together every now and then.

Thanks Graven'. Nice to hear, yeah that was a cool idea that I'm glad worked out.

Thanks Skalk. Little details are what I live for. So much madness, so little time.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Are you building an actual layout, or just having fun in N Gauge?

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I do enjoy the challenge of smaller and smaller scales from time to time. But there is an aim to these; My Dad owns all the N-Gauge stuff (originally my Granddad's things) and had/has plans to build a layout.

But the spare room needs to be cleaned out to make space (y'know, the room which has become storage). Maybe one day the things I build will tip the balance and it will happen.

This is why the switching house has a thin base; so that it can easily be incorporated into a table.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I may own an OO Intercity 125 and a Freightliner Class 70. Maybe.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Hopefully, you also "maybe" own some track to go with them, Brian.

Can't say what the trains are that we have, but there are 19 engines (don't know about working condition) and enough rolling stock for 3 large passenger trains and 2 or 3 cargo trains.
This was covered in my other blog, where I built many of the above things, but for those that missed it (for when I made the train display base) :
Why is this such a personal item?
Spoiler:
When I was in single figure years, a visit to one set of my grandparents meant one thing (amongst other advantageous things for a grandchild), and that was trains. Across the bottom of their garden was a train track, so occasionally you would get a close-up view of a train going by. But upstairs was the real treat; in their bedroom was a door to what most would have used as storage, Granddad used it for something else (as well as some storage).

Upon stepping through the door you would enter a space that ran the length of one side of the house, but was the width of a corridor, there were no windows and it was lit by a series of bare lightbulbs. It always felt, to me, as a secret or hidden space, and inside was the largest model train layout I’ve ever seen in person. A tabletop ran along the wall, the full length of the house and was about 2 foot in depth. The back wall was covered with paper backdrops showing rolling hills etc. The area was fully contoured with hills and rivers and over and around these were roads and, of course, train tracks; snaking back and fourth across the landscape and even passing through a thin dividing wall to a store room via tunnel entrances. The landscape was covered with cars, boats, houses, shops, churches, everything you need. I could have watched it all for hours.

After my Granddad died, Nan moved nearer to us and the trains were boxed up. They were then inherited by my parents when she died.
My Dad intended to build his own layout and started with a table getting as far as the basic layout of the terrain, but life (as so often) gets in the way and the trains stayed in their boxes for years, until last year… or so I intended.

Dad had retired, and I thought it’d be a good idea to kick-start him back into the hobby if I pulled out a train and gave it a fresh lick of paint with my new found skills.
However, we couldn’t find the trains. Dad was sure that they were in the loft, many of the buildings and the track were found in the garage, but no sign of the trains or their rolling stock. In the end we had to assume that one of the many contractors that have been in the house over the past decade or so, laying loft insulation, installing solar panels, etc. had stolen them. They were all gone, and what we were left with was worthless without them.

You will have seen the small hut I painted up at that time and nice as it is, it felt a bit worthless as it was never to be used with the trains I intended it to be used with.

Until last week;
Mum and Dad were away and I decided to track down another abandoned project of my Dad’s, a cast resin chess set. I knew we’d found one piece while looking for the trains previously, so I just had to dig it out of the garage, clean it up and paint it (with a view to sculpt future ones to create the set; the moulds have long since degraded and been thrown out).
What happened while I was looking for that?
I found the trains.

All 19 engines, all their rolling stock, more buildings, some other larger scaled trains, and all the vehicles and little people for the terrain.
The plan changed and the birthday present became this, a display base for a single engine and the news of the found trains, thought stolen.

The morals of the story?
If you are looking for something, look for something else.
If you can’t find something where it should be, look for it where it definitely shouldn’t be.
If someone says that what you are looking for is in 2 boxes, ignore them and look in any and all containers.


And some progress on the Princess Mononoke conversion:
Getting there with filling and smoothing off the wolf (although I've seen more things that need attention in these photos),
Added some fur tufts behind where San sits to hide the change in angle of the wolf's back where the removed saddle was,
And I've given San her knife and spear (that's drilled through her tiny hand).

Still a few more changes to make to San, but the wolf is mostly there.

Until next time.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






 Dr H wrote:

If you are looking for something, look for something else.
If you can’t find something where it should be, look for it where it definitely shouldn’t be.
If someone says that what you are looking for is in 2 boxes, ignore them and look in any and all containers.


Brilliant. Advice only a true hoarder collector could offer.

 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Skalk. Sadly, had I stored them, I'd have known where I would have put them and would have been able to find them quickly. When I hoard, I hoard in a logical and predictable manner...

A bit of progress on San.
I've had a go at her mask and carved off quite a bit of what had been added to make it "definitely not a Mononoke rip-off" and left it much closer to how it should be.

Included are a before photo and a reference shot of the mask (fur to be added soon).


Onwards...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Honestly not a clue what this, but interesting wip log nonetheless

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







You need to get some more Anime in your life, Ruglud.

This model is from Super Dungeon Explore, and the first time I saw it (over in Sigur's thread) I immediately recognised the inspiration they got from the Anime film Princess Mononoke.

If you are of the sort that absolutely hates Anime/Manga just because it's "just" a cartoon and not "proper" cinema, then there's nothing I can say that'll help you. (I've known too many people like this)

If you are open to the concept of cartoons evoking feelings, then Princess Mononoke is worth a watch.
Deals with the newly industrialised humans damaging nature in the name of progress.
Guns are new.
Gods and giant beasts exist.
Life, Death, Love, Hate, and compromises are all covered.
And a girl, left as a baby in front of a pack of giant wolves by her fleeing parents, raised by the wolves, considers herself a wolf, and fights to rid the forest of the evil humans. Called San, known as Princess Mononoke.
And it has little forest spirits that are some of cutest little things ever.

Very American trailer:



The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






What you are doing with that SDE model is super neat.
   
 
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