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Made in au
Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer






Beautiful work

   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Hi All!

Spooky Diorama is done!

Apologies in advance, but this is basically going to be just a big photo dump as I'm very proud of how this turned out, and it was a challenge to get all the various details into just a few shots.

Anyway:

The big guy




Crawling out of the grave and gettting toasty


I'm pretty happy with that sheild tbh


Candles, more candles (very happy with how they turned out too)





With the amount of fire needed to get this level of glow, those candles must last about 3 sseconds each

someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my family is dying

The mosh pit around the disco ball
Disco's had mosh pits right?




The better seats are closer to the band


And some arial views:




Cheers all!
KT





   
Made in us
Executing Exarch






Mind blown.

Absolutely awesome work!
   
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rAdelaide

Cheers Youwashock - im pretty happy with how they turned out

But, its time to move on to Novemeber's new challenge which is...
...
...
...osl.



haha, no, its ok good chance to practices some more.

Anyway - time to revisit and old model that I am NOT going to convert. At all. Because the sculpt is just too good.


Yeah baby. He's coming back!

THis guy had a previous painted existence dating back to 2009 and was one of the earliest photos I ever posted here!



Unfortunately this lad was not able to survive a 1 metre drop onto a hardwood floor (this is why DP's with wings are better lol) and he has been sitting like this in the warp waiting for a chance to return to realspace.



A little acetone and he's both stripped of paint and gently moisturised (according to the bottle of acetone I used) and ready to rock and roll



I originally planned to put some wings on him, but every pose I tried just looked worse than the DP itself. Its a classic, seems reasonably popular and it'd be tough to get another one for a reasonable price in Australia.

So no conversion on the min.

But the BASE tho...

You can see from the earlier pic that I've mounted it high on a decorative base that I'm making at home. This base is a lasagna of garbage and trash i.e. the following:
1) The lid from an empdy drain cleaner tub (its quite thick plastic), trimmed and sanded down
2) a thin *real* 60mm base superglued on top (superglued so it can be 'cracked off' reasonably easily if I *REALLY* want to play a game with it in the future).
3) a rough disc of HIPS polystyrene plastic (cut from the lid of the crappy watercolour paint dish - I used the blue base in my last diorama)
4) 'shards' - i.e. offcut bits - of HIPS left over from other builds (the aforementioned lid and crystal CD cases)
5) otehr scraps of polystrene - mostly sprue, a bit of leftover coathanger (from the nurgle DP) and a busted dental floss holder
6) I then covered most of this in aluminium foil (from yogurt lids)
7) the 'cables' are left over bicycle brake cable
8) a mostly complete layer of Milliput (this is obviously not trash of course)
9) and back to garbage - bits of garden bark I stole from the front yard of a house I walk past every day. not quite finished with this bit yet.



Current state:





So, do we have any guesses at this stage about how I'm planning the OSL?

(on a little kill team update - progress is hindered by these challenges, but does continue. current wip gretchen dude:





Cheers all!
KT






   
Made in au
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rAdelaide

A quick base update:



I finished the bark, added the spikes and now its time for the flames!









And I took some time to get a photo of the DP with some bright light from the bottom - hopefully giving some guidance on where the light is going to hit








Cheers
KT
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Wow! The diorama turned out great kt! Excellent mixing of the light sources, the extra brightness on the flames worked well.

The reimagined daemon Prince should be cool standing over his fiery pit of doom!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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rAdelaide

Cheers Gobert, I'm pretty happy with how the skele's turned out.

Time for another super quick update and I like to start today's post with the BASE:



so the flames have grown since my last post


This was a multi-stage process, but very comfortable with the result
then undercoat

Then yellow


and finally the one I posted at the top with reds and oranges blended in


as for the DP himself:

Base coats

Nuln oil and volupous pink as a wash

added an old blue wash


and then I started mapping out the OSL


Might look a little odd at this stage, but
This is the angle that he light will be coming from, so I think It makes sense...



Cheers all!


   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Looking good kt. That skin colour looks gnarly, he should see someone about that! The fire pit looks great and the OSL looks to be coming quite well

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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rAdelaide

Thanks mate
just a single pic update today - progres on the OSL highlights

Cheers
KT
   
Made in us
Executing Exarch






Another epic in the making. Really digging the sculpt on that fire.
   
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rAdelaide

Cheers
Another super quick update:


   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






He looks nice and toasty warm! You’re really getting on with this OSL malarkey

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in us
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






This OSL daemon prince is going to be amazing, if your OSL undead diorama is anything to go by.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Lychguard 
   
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rAdelaide

gobert wrote:He looks nice and toasty warm! You’re really getting on with this OSL malarkey


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:This OSL daemon prince is going to be amazing, if your OSL undead diorama is anything to go by.


Thanks guys, the osl practice has been a lot of fun

But...
We interrupt this ChaosDiscordComp with a word from our Model of the Month.

SQUIG









We now return you to your normal Daemon Prince over a Roaring Fire programming

Progress?
Some.
The big lad is now attached to his base


It lines up... reasonably well. I dont think its perfect, but its a bit too late to change things now. Oh well. Still pretty happy

To be honest, I think it looks far better from a different angle:





The NMM turned out more yellow and grey than gold and iron, but I'm still pretty happy with my results so far. I will do some more touch ups, but nothing too significant.



That big wrinkly gun arm was hard work to get anywhere near NMM... lots more pracitice required!

Quick close up of the sword from both sides


And the backpack/skin



so I think Im at the finishing touches right now. I'm leaving it alone for a few nights, getting a little distance so I can come back to it later in the week - maybe even next week - with a fresh set of eyes.

Time to go back to my Ork Kill Team for a little while


cheers
KT










   
Made in au
Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer






Looks great! Tho you could've made it harder by making the sword glow too

   
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rAdelaide

 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Looks great! Tho you could've made it harder by making the sword glow too


Oh i thought seriously about it lol
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice work darkkt.

Cheers,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted 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
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Made in gb
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Gorgeous OSL on the last couple of pieces

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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rAdelaide

Hi all
I forgot to post the final pics!

My final entry to the OSL challenge
















Tomorrow* I'll update on my new project!



*an undefined point in the future
   
Made in au
Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer






The OSL is fantastic, obviously, but I do also like the colour change as the backpack mutates.

   
Made in us
Executing Exarch






Ding-ding-ding! Winner.

That looks amazing. Fantastic tonal range.
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Yep, like the others said, this guy looks great! Thanks for Captain Facebeard for pointing out the backpack too, your skin to metal has always been good, but this is even better!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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rAdelaide

Cap'n Facebeard wrote:The OSL is fantastic, obviously, but I do also like the colour change as the backpack mutates.


youwashock wrote:Ding-ding-ding! Winner.

That looks amazing. Fantastic tonal range.


gobert wrote:Yep, like the others said, this guy looks great! Thanks for Captain Facebeard for pointing out the backpack too, your skin to metal has always been good, but this is even better!


Thanks lads - I am *super* happy with how this bad boy turned out. Feels good to do a paint job that you feel does justice to the sculpt itself.

The skin-metal also turned out better than I expected, and better than my prior efforts, which was nice . Part of this is me improving (which is good cos I'm doing a fair bit of practice!) but I also think that the fact I didnt use true metallic paint here helped a lot. Blending tan & purpley coloured paint into TMM steel and silver is a reall challenge. Another reason to keep practicing my NMM!

And now - its time for a new challenge - or should I say - challenges. That's right, plural baybee.
hahah that is super misleading tbh - what's happening is that Im doing my monthly discord challenge AND im going to use the same models to submit to this month's DakkaDakka challenge (https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/802271.page)!

I only discovered the dakkadakka challenge the other month, and this is the first one that aligns with my discord challenge so its the perfect opportunity.

The theme for the challenges this month is "Open". No restrictions, go wild.

My Brain: - This is a great opportunity to knock off some models that have been lurking around for a decade! December is busy with work and family, its time to take the foot off the painting pedal and ease into the end of the year. Nothing too hard, no conversions, no OSL, no NMM, right. ...right?

Also My Brain: hahahaha greenstuff go brrrr


That's right, its "Biting off More than you can Chew" time once again - I'm doing an 11 person Traitor Marine Kill Team Squad.

First up - Icon Bearer

this guy is actually a mid-biold Master of Possesion (MOP) but the big assed icon means he will sit in this role nicely.

This guy started as an exercise designed to see if I could make a weird pointed pyramid head with teeth that a guy described on the discord.




I threw one together quickly, really liked it and then decided to make the whole MoP model.

Starting with a Dark Angel Veteran body I did some upscaling and am currently here:



It's not a MoP without a little hand flame, so he's got that too:

As an Icon bearer, this will be ignored.



Cant be an icon bearer without an icon tho Time for some sprue scraps and greenstuff


And I carved up a Dark Angels backpack for this:

Oh. Icon bearers need a sword I think...


I'm making a smoking censor too:


Final steps are to do his feet, legs and extend the robes a bit.

Next up is the Aspiring Champion. Not much done yet, but because I was raiding the bits box I grabbed this as its base body:


very little chopping and changing gets us this


and a start on the head:


The final space marine is... not started yet.
But will be a heavy bolter dude



These three will be my entry into the Dakka Dakka challenge - which is limited to 5 models max.

For the discord I have also committed to 8 cultists, which are based on these craptachans:


You can the work i started a decade ago as I was building a traitor guard force... sigh, i musta really drank a lot... anyway, they will heavily changed cos I despise the craptachan sculpts. I'm thinking of basing them around Mai Varnus (or at least how he ended up) in the Word Bearer's book Dark Apostle.

oh, lunch break is over, I better get back to work lol
cheers all
KT
   
Made in au
Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer






Why didn't you pick something complicated to do?

Pyramid head is great, just creepy enough to not look silly.

   
Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought






Loving that sorceror man. Amazing work on that Icon, I find it pretty hard to come up with a design for those.
   
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rAdelaide

Cheers folks I think pyramid head’s head might be a fraction too wide, but I’m otherwise comfortable with it so imma leave it for now.

The icon needed to have most Of the spikes replaced as I made them too thin, glad I did, looks far more striking with chunky spikes

Quick update-
Storm cast conversion progresses:







And I’ve gotten a little further on the icon bearer:



Want to start on the cultists soon - I’m thinking two stubbers and 6 auto pistols + brutal weapon. Mostly because converting the brutal weapons should be fun

I’m planning on disguising the ugly heads by modeling them on the Varnus character from Anthony Reynold’s book Dark apostle.
Cheers
KT
   
Made in au
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rAdelaide

Progress shots from the kill team build

Aspiring Champ






Begun work on the cultists
Start with ugly catacjan head


shave its head, add chaos star and get up in its grill (by adding grill).


Where are its pocketsess?


Never mind, armoured pockets!


And scratched together some stubbers from left over tubes and sprue + bits






Cheers
KT











   
Made in us
Executing Exarch






Bringing those killer sculpting skills out again. The Champ's helmet is really sweet.
   
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Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Oh yes, that is a beautiful smile !

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Those heads are amazing, great sculpting!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Lychguard 
   
 
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