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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Nice guardians. I like how the blue on their helmets almost looks like blue flames. Very cool!

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Storm guardians look great, particularly with all the weapon swaps. Grey looks done to me
   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Here are some final army shots!

Quality of photography is not that great. I might need to rephoto in better lighting. I used a light box but not sure I am happy with the photos.

I also ought to do a whole army shot, but I need better light for that, and I am getting married next Friday, so god knows when I'll manage to get that done.

Regardless, I am incredibly proud of my work on this army. I am especially proud of the Storm Guardians that I put new arms on and especially the Wraithlords that I converted.

First, some HQ units.





And some troops...






And a dedicated transport



And then the Wraith Construct detachment:

HQs



Elites



And the heavies!




Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

These are exquisite. Fantastic work, and the colours just balance out perfectly. Great job!

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Very pleasing color scheme, nice crisp lines where needed and great shading and blending where not. Animated and dynamic posing. Great attention to detail (it would interesting to witch all the gems on everything!). Very, very well done.

Some of those older metal figures are hard ot make look good and easy to make look bad. These look terrific!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

The set up of the wraithlords was brilliant, but the paint job was amazing, especially the eye on the seer.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Congrats on the army and congrats on the nuptials!
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

So much character with all the old old guardians and dreads. And I love the red checkerboard bases. Really makes an impact against the white. An increadible job all round.

   
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Sneaky Striking Scorpion





Midlands, UK

Those are all looking fantastic. I love the old school models, and the painting style, and they work together really well. The red and white tiles make for some unique and interesting basing too.

Also, congratulations on the upcoming wedding!
   
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Albany, NY

 Theophony wrote:
The set up of the wraithlords was brilliant, but the paint job was amazing, especially the eye on the seer.
That seer continues to blow me away every time I see it

Lovely stuff all throughout, really shines as a cohesive force. Shout out to the lil' Epic wraith boi, love all those Epic Eldar Thingies, happy to see one sneak into this army (as a ... bonesinger??)

Congrats and good luck on the wedding!

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Upstate, New York

Amazing looking work. Looking forward to a full army shot when you have time. So many cool and characterful models.

Congrats on getting married. Best wishes for a long and happy life with the better half.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
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HATE Club, East London

graven, thanks. They are surprisingly grimdark, for such bright paints. The colour balance was a fluke, but at least I recognised it once I hit upon it.

youwashock, thanks. Wedding is more important, but I am merely my fiancee's assistant for getting that ready. This is mine

Captain Brown, I am very pleased with how the weapon squads make them look like a militia instead of a military force. Your two will actually be in the next batch of eight. They will be in the next 1000 points. But they are still very necessary

Riddle of Steel, I only know colour theory from what I have read online, but I think it all works partly because the bone is warm and the blue is cold. Conversely, the bases have warm sand and red, and colod grey/white.

Argive, I have a bunch of actual Guardians too, and I might mix bits in with them. Undecided.

Ezki, thanks, I think they look a bit mercenary, which fits in with the background that many of them were former Corsairs.

Gobert, the flames were an accident, but not I like it.

Maharg, thanks. Weapon swaps have worked really well.

Meer Cat, thanks. I tried for a very particular style on the bone and I feel I have accomplished it. I would be scared to count how many gems there are.

Theophony, thanks. I am not sure I am 100% happy with the seer compared to the others. I can't figure out what is bugging me though.

theCrowe, thanks. I think the bases is what makes it all work.

Bellerophon, thanks. I wanted this army finished before the wedding, so I am glad it is.

Boss Salvage, the little guy is actually a Rogue Trader Eldar Assassin Droid. In some cases, they are referred to as Battle Droids. I do have some of the Epic Eldar Knights, and may use them as Wraithguard.

Thanks Nevelon, I'll get that shot done ASAP. Frankly, I shouldn't have stopped doing wedding stuff long enough to write this post!

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

So, with my Eldar complete for now, it is time to go Back to Badab. I'm helping to run a new slow-grow campaign, this time mostly at Bethnal Green HATE, with HATEstings getting involved too. I decided to go back to Badab, but to use an army I built a large number of models for a few years ago.

The slow-grow will start with 500 points, then 750, 1000, 1500 and 2000 in subsequent months. I don't intend to add anything to this army once it hits 2000 points.

My first 500 points will be;
Chaplain Amon Kull, the apprentice of Thulsa Kane (converted from Primaris Chaplain and Master of Executions)
Lieutenant (pics to follow)
Scouts with CCWs (pics to follow)
Sniper scouts (pics to follow)
Crusader squad (pics to follow)
Land speeder storm (built, but no need to see an unbuilt Land speeder)
Drop pod (yet to build)

Here is how I built the lieutenant. I need a name for him. I need to decide whether to put the bottom of the Mk2 armour on, or the waist cloth.

Almost certainly, I need something from Robert E Howard









I built these two scout squad literally years ago. I've lived where I am now for three years, and it was well before that!





And I built these guys about a year ago, maybe two.


And I made this guy today, using bits I bought from Anvil Industry about six years ago! He just needs a bolt pistol.

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Right on, man. Good to see you back. The scouts look like a rough bunch and I am liking the Lt. I prefer the loincloth look. Just a little bit less scifi and a little more fantasy.
   
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Congrats on the wedding.

Eldar look great, good to see them finished. It's a good feeling to finish an army, something I rarely get to celebrate myself. Nice start on the marines looking forward to watching your progress on these. Might even have to get myself to HATE some time to see these in the flesh, it's been ages since I was last there
   
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Madison, WI

Wow... that's every bit as obsessive as my most finicky builds... I approve!

   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Cheers youwashock. I think you might be right about the loincloth.

Maharg, definitely get down to HATE. Not too late to join in his slow-grow campaign. If you join at the start of phase 2, you won't really have a disadvantage.

Gits, cheers. This next one is even fiddlier...

Depending on what edition and/or game I am playing, this will either be my Thulsa Kane, or his appentice, Amon Kull.



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Oh...wow. That rocks. Totally bad-ass grim servant of death. And the Emperor.
   
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Houston, TX

Nice conversions on the scouts and lieutenant! Lots of character in them. The Badab War rocks so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of this.

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HATE Club, East London

I did some green stuff work on Amon Kull. The front is probably done, but the back is just structural and needs the belt done properly.



Also, because I can never make life easy for myself, I made some bases for my scouts. The idea is that the bases have a bit in common with the treadplate bases all of my Astral Claws and Lamenters are on, but will also suit my board. There are photos of my board in my gallery, which also matches my Eldar bases. I might even put some red and white tiles on some of the Executioners bases, just to show how dominant the Imperium is over the degenerate Eldar.

I could potentially cast these in resin to use on othe scouts in future, but I am not sure - it might just be easier to make more, as I am all out of resin anyway.


Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Lovely, lovely bases.

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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Surrey, BC - Canada

Fifty,

You do love converting. I can see what you mean by the back being just filler for a base for you to do later blend in like you did the front.

Cheers,

CB


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Madison, WI

That's an awesome kit-bash Fifty.

   
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HATE Club, East London

Cheers guys. I've done some colour testing wih contrast paints on a spare marauder legs and scout torso, so hope to have some painted models to show soon. Contrast paints should relaly help with gettiing these models to tabletop nice and quickly. Even if I get a bit too detailed, it can't take as long as the Eldar did!

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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HATE Club, East London

I've done a tiny bit of work on my Executioners, enough to get me started in earnest over the next week or two.

I'll be running my Executioners as Black Templars. I figure Fafnir Rann was Sigismund's sidekick, so although tthe Executioners are not an actual Black Templar successor chapter, it would make sense for them to have a similar approach.

This is therefore a Crusader, not an assault marine. The head and axe are old Anvil parts that I've had for this project, unused, for over five years. About bloody time! I bought all of these bits for the Badab Campaign from early in this blog, but never got to the Executioners.

It was undercoated with Army Painter Chainmail. I then mixed Contrast Black Templar, Contrast Leviadon Blue and Contrast Medium in a 1:1:2 ratio. On the left is just with the contrast. On the right it has been lightly drybrushed. It doesn't look much different, but I think it helps a little in real life.



I want to match to these images from IA10, and I am pretty happy with the match.



I'll be painting the skin and cloth wih Wraithbone, then continuing with Contrast paints to finish it. I was planning to use Foundation Iyanden Yellow to paint yellow shoulder pads, but now I am tempted to go with Wraithbone and then. Snakebite Leather for the yellow bits. I'll probably do the weapons with Greyseer, then Black contrast.

Next, a spare scout body with a bunch of test paints. The greaves on scout legs will be done with the same mix as the guy above. Most of the rest of their armour will be done with contrast blacks and greys. Skin will be Gulliman Flesh.


Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

 Fifty wrote:
This is therefore a Crusader, not an assault marine. The head and axe are old Anvil parts that I've had for this project, unused, for over five years. About bloody time! I bought all of these bits for the Badab Campaign from early in this blog, but never got to the Executioners.


Fifty,

I can understand the delay in a planned project...I think my Eldar were on a 20 year repainting plan that did not finally start until 2017.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Looks like you've nailed that colour match Fifty, a good start on the army. Can't wait to see that awesome Amon kull conversion painted up in that scheme
   
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HATE Club, East London

Cheers guys. I've had incredibly little time for painting lately. This is due to a combination of factors. One is that I've been writing missions for a slow-grow campaign at HATE in Bethnal Green, London, and playing those same missions; practising, playing and then even ringing for people whose opponents couldn't make it. By far the bigger reason is that I am embarking on a big change in life. I now only teach four days a week. Every Wednesday, I sit in the library writing. I submitted a piece for the last Black LIbrary Open Submissions window and am still working on the story it came from.

However, I also managed to force myself to tidy my painting space and get some progress made this evening.

I still need to undercoat and paint the base for this guy, and more obviously paint his shoulderpads. Annoyingly, I now don't like his eyes in red, as the photo shows it is definitely not a lens. I need to cheeks and eyes.

Anyway, this army will not be as well painted as my Eldar, but it should look decent on the table once I get it done...


Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Looking nifty, Fifty. Good luck with your writing efforts. Teaching is one of those things where you need some sort of outlet. Or indeed off-ramp.

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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New guy is coming along nicely. Hope you get the eyes sorted out and good luck with the writing.
   
 
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