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Made in my
Screaming Shining Spear






Well, got into 40K a while ago thanks to some friends, and decided to go into Eldar. Needless to say, my 12-year-old self was absolutely rubbish at painting, and I stopped 40K since I left America soon after. However, a few months ago I found my cruddy miniatures and decided to get back into 40K. A battleforce and a cheap copy of AOBR from eBay later, along with my old Battle for Macragge SM and nids, I had restarted the hobby quite nicely, and actually learnt how to prime well. Unfortunately the big GW and Finecast fiasco hit the fan, so now I'm working on what I have, and I don't plan to buy much more GW products any time soon. Expect to see me diversify into WM/H later on.

Dire Avengers Exarch:





The streaks were a mistake at first, but I liked them, so they stayed on the flag.




DA mini-Exarch (in case I ever wanted to swap out the gear for the Exarch. Kept him low on flashy bits)



Shimmershield focus.


Tried doing a bit of a lightning effect on the power blade, but didn't work out so well.


Eyes are a bit of a fail too.


If I had a macro lens for the camera I'd try to use it. I'll try to get one later. Currently working on more DAs and an autarch. Expect progress to be slow considering that I paint from 11pm to midnight usually.

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Update time:
Currently working on Dire Avenger #3
WIP photo:


I'll also put up some photos of other stuff I'm working on, including my BA and Nids. Orks will come up as soon as I get the right colours.
Eldar:
Spoiler:
WIP Autarch:



Blood Martyrs (BA sucessor chapter):
Spoiler:
Couple of tactical marines from Battle for Macragge. Won't use in final list, most just to get my painting skills up.





WIP ML Tact marine:



Rather proud of the weathering on the missile launcher myself. Might be a bit hard to see though.

WIP special character/objective from BfM:



Some terrain from the BfM set:


I realised that the streaks are pretty conspicuous. If I ever get time I'll try and blend them in more.


Hive Fleet Tyr:
Spoiler:
WIP Termagant:


The arms were a bit mismolded, especially where they join the fleshborer. I just decided to roll it into the fluff and make them bloody, and called the Hive Fleet Tyr. I also tried a bit of a feathering effect on the carapace. Not sure if you can tell from the pics.


I might write some fluff up sooner or later. Probably not next week though, I have Chinese New Year to look forward to then. I'll try and update by the end of the week. I'll also try and learn how to use this camera better, and try and get a macro lens.

C&C appreciated

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Dakka Veteran





Southend-on-Sea

Nice, keep up the good work
   
Made in my
Screaming Shining Spear






Update:
Didn't get to go back to my hometown for Chinese New Year, due to dad having quite a bit of work to do. However, did mean that I have more time to do homework and painting etc. Almost done with Dire Avenger #3, just need to finish off the reds, gems and the base.




I've also done more work on the Autarch's wings, mostly feathers and the 'engine'. Still have to finish off the white and layer on more astronomican grey on the 'wing bones'.


Here's some more of my already finished Guardians, and a couple of WIPs.
Finished Guardians:
Spoiler:



I will probably redo this guy, as he was basically the first mini I painted since coming back into the hobby and I've learnt quite a bit since then.



Will redo the white on this guy as I'm not happy with it.


Guardian WIPs:
Spoiler:







Next post will have finished Dire Avenger #3, and possibly a couple of pics of my very first minis. They're terrible paintwise, but modelwise I think my 12-year-old self might have been on to something.

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Dire Avenger #3 finished. Here he is in all his glory.





Also worked on more of the Autarch's wings. Basically finished except the gems, and I'll do those when the entire Autarch is done.


   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Looking great, how are you doing they Green on the armor?

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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I do a base of Knarloc Green (not sure why, I just like doing it), then a proper basecoat of Dark Angels Green, then a coat of Snot Green while leaving the DA Green in the recesses, then a generous wash of Thraka Green.

Thanks for coming by, mate. Really admire your work.

   
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Screaming Shining Spear






Okay, Dire Avenger #4 is all done and dusted. I actually had a gluing mishap with him when testing out my new Loctite plastic glue. Stupidly put the glue on the neck ball instead of in the socket, so it dripped. I tried to wipe it away with some tissue, but that bonded to it. >.< Had to put a knife to my newly finished head. Luckily I could fix most of the damage, and its not too visible anyway.






I also decided to change the Autarch's wing's "engine" from white to gold. I felt that with a white cloak and helmet, the engine would just blend in too much, and I felt that a nice ornate gold would break up the white expanse.



   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Great choice of colors for the feathers are you planning on edge highlighting them at all?

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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For edge highlighting, I'll save that until I have both a greater variety of colours and a smaller brush. Until then I don't trust myself to do a good enough job.

   
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Screaming Shining Spear






Has been a while since I've updated. Mock exams are coming up soon, so it'll be a while until I've got more stuff to show you guys.

WIP: Dire Avenger #5
Will be the first time I've finished painting an entire squad well.


Rather proud of the green on this one.

Also, I completed an objective marker a while back, and just took some photos.



Some WIP Blood Martyrs:
Spoiler:





The marine on the right is actually darker than the missile marine. I have the feeling that I'm not layering enough Red Gore on.


And finally, some pics of my workstation.

My current display racks (will get more sooner or later):

My primer drying area (ran out near the end, just need one more can of Krylon primer. . Also displays my large collection of Discworld books):

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Finally finished a squad. Here's Dire Avenger #5:





And here's a couple of squad shots too:



Will be working on my Blood Martyrs Tactical Squad next. I probably will never use them in a game, but they're good practice.

   
Made in us
Perfect Shot Dark Angels Predator Pilot





Vancouver WA

Great looking models. I love the nice crisp paint job and the dynamic poses really make them look like they are in the business of kicking arse.

   
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Screaming Shining Spear






Thanks mate. Honestly I only think 2/5 of those guys are really dynamically posed.

Almost done with the Autarch. Just gems and the power blade to go. Will post them I have time.

Also seems like I need to reupload my 'vampire arm' photos to a non-Dakka site.

   
Made in gb
Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Coming along nicely! You WIP shelves are very similar to mine I.e crowded!

Keep it coming mate!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






great looking squad dude! they look excellent together like that! very neat painting and even coverage! I look forward to seeing more of your eldar.

Nerdfest09

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Okay, finally finished my Autarch after a couple of weeks. Thanks for the tip about highlighting the feathers, Knightley. Here's some pics, and more in the spoilers:




Spoiler:






Am now working on my Blood Martyrs tactical squad full time. Painting red feels good after a long time seeing green.

   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Look amazing, and I'm glad you like the advice of edge highlighting the feathers

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Looking at the cloak, and wondering if I should put a classic Biel-Tan spiky vine pattern on the bottom border. Would help break up the white, but I doubt my freehand-fu would be strong enough for it...

   
Made in gb
Wing Commander





Kent, UK

Maybe just a Triangle design along the bottom?
Paint two borders and then segment it off?

"In the Grim Darkness of the far future; there is only countless Requisition Forms, filled in Triplicate."

 
   
Made in my
Screaming Shining Spear






Heya guys, sorry that it's been a while. No updates just yet, as I still have mock exams, but I have done 50% of my tactical sergeant and a flamer marine. Expect pics up soon.

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





Staying on target.....

Fantastic stuff mate, really loving the green!!

And good luck with your exams, I know what your going through right now!

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Made in de
Devastating Dark Reaper





Germany

Your eldar look really nice, I like the green DA, and the Autarch is beautiful too.

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Made in gb
Rookie Pilot





Edinburgh


Cool Autarch! Is that a missile launcher he's carrying? Seems an odd choice for someone with a pair of wings :?

Squad shots of the Dire Avengers look really good, mate, using gold as an accent colour was an excellent move!

I too get most of my stuff from evil bay

   
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Gold's only an accent on the Exarch, and I assembled the Autarch when I was 12, so the choices are rather naff.

   
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Okay, it's been a while since I last posted, thanks to exams and other things, but I finally half-painted my first tactical squad. Reds, boltguns and leathers are done, just have eyes, tubing, grills, golds, chapter/squad symbols and bases left to do.





I'll name them later. I'm going to paint up my Imperial lieutenant from the Battle of Macragge set, then will work on these guys again until they're done. After that I think I'll work on my War Walker.

   
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Well, finished my Sergeant. Decided to call him Cael.






The scroll on his shoulderpad does say Cael, it's just hard to read due to the size. My camera can't zoom any further. :(

   
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Okay, finished 3 more marines.

More in the spoiler:
Spoiler:





I especially like the lens on the missile marine's launcher:

   
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So, it's been a while, but I've finally managed to finish my tactical squad.



Also, finished the Imperial officer from the Battle for Macragge set.




My photos are darker than usual, not sure why.

Working on my Eldar War Walker now. Not too much done on it, so no point of photos yet.

   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






So since I last posted, I finished secondary school, got a bachelor's degree and am now working on a master's. Talk about a long break. Getting back into the hobby with the Eldar starter set, and decided to get working on the jetbikes. One's already finished due to being my start to getting back into practice, and the other two jetbikes just need their riders painted now. have been experimenting with the classic thorny vine pattern, as you may be able to tell.




C&C always welcomed.

   
 
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