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The eye of terror

Oh hell I wondered where you'd gone then I read the replies, gotta be annoying putting that much time into something for that to happen, looking forward to your return! Of course I'll be a little jealous of the kickstarter stuff when you do get it, only really started getting into them at what seems like the wrong time, the malifaux one went awful quickly, and I'm not holding out much hope on BtGoA now. Hope you're feeling better soon.


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@WM: Definitely will do. Thanks man.

@Ignatius: Thanks. I do appreciate the sympathy. I'm feeling much better now. And yeah, Im really excited for the KD kickstarter- going to add a bit more onto my final order so I'll have a good selection of models to paint! Definitely going to do a review or two of them once they arrive.

I even got back to painting! Everything is washed and flatcoated.





Beyond this, I've managed to get all the gray done, even the light edge highlights. Painting the first bit of yellow on the Razorback now.


Thanks for all the well-wishing, guys.

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Yellows are done!



I decided to try something a little different on the Razor's paint job, with black in the recessed panels. I actually like this a bit more, and wish Id of done this on the other one... ah well, now they're easily distinguishable!

Left to do on these guys are Metals, blacks (on shoulder pads), whites, and of course the reds!

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6 foot underwater

Nice.....
Liking the addition of black to the razorback

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Ha, forgot I put a different mark torso in that group. Threw me for a loop for a second.

I like the difference in rhinos. They are relics of the chapter (is anything not a relic of the chapter?), so would have their own personality as much as the dudes.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very good choice. Different, interesting... nice!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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@Monkey and Gits- Thanks!!

@WM: Yeah it threw me for a loop too when I was building them, but figured you had meant to send it xD
I have to admit, I rather like the yellow aquilla on the model...


No progress shots today, as my dad "borrowed" my camera again, though plenty of progress. Whites are done, and golds and blacks are started.

What I do have for you guys is another tutorial! This one is how I paint power weapons:

You will need:
=> An airbrush- Double action is best as it allows finer control over the paint
=> Masking tape
=> Paints- a base color (this will be the brightest color of the weapon unless you opt for a highlight color), a shade color, black. My color choices for this project are GW Warlock Purple, GW Liche Purple, and GW Chaos Black.
***optional: a highlight color. usually a mix of your base color and white.


Prepare the mini:

It is best to do use this technique before you paint details an the weapon's hilt. even though you are masking it off, you will inevitably hit parts of the hilt. When I did this, it was after a majority of the gray was airbrushed and washed.

You will want to isolate the blade from the rest of the model with masking tape. take special care to ensure all the little gap are covered. Spray mist has the annoying tendency to find these and ruin paint jobs! I find that burnishing the edges of the tape with a q-tip gets a good seal.


Next, spray the entire blade with your base color (Warlock Purple in my case).


Then add a bit of your shade color right into the airbrush (a little extra thinner will probably be needed). you are aiming for a 1:1 mix. Spray onto your palette until you start seeing the new color mix, then spray your weapon, leaving a band of your base color untouched in the middle of both sides. (**NOTE** At this point, if you are choosing to use a highlight color, spray it now, at the extents of the base color. Remember to leave a bit of the base color untouched, you want a gradient!)


Clear all the paint from your airbrush and load it with straight shade color. Spray towards the top and bottom of the blade, covering even less of the surface. You want to form a smooth gradient from the base color to this shade.


Now add in a little black. Remember: a little will go a long way! Ultimately you want a color that is black with just a tint of the shade color. Repeat as before, spraying mostly towards the tip and base of the blade.
Clear the airbrush again then spray pure black on the very tip of the blade and along the very base.


Let this set for 15-20 minutes (while you're waiting, clean your airbrush VERY well- don’t want black showing up in the next step), then mask off half of the blade lengthwise. Generally, you will want to mask of the "bottom" half of the blade (I mixed it up in the picture), as this will give you a blade that has more "natural" looking highlights, with your base color at the top, and black on the bottom.


Repeat the previous steps, starting with spraying the whole thing your base color, and working the gradient towards a thin line of pure black, only this time the darkest area will be in the middle.


After that, remove the tape, and you're done! A beautiful new power weapon!


   
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So firstly, a very exciting announcement:
The Wardens of the Maelstrom needed someone for the tourney at Adepticon this year, and WM asked me if i was interested. So now I'm going to Adepticon!! Financial struggles be damned!

What's more is that I have the incredible urge to try to paint my own army for the event. Fortunately there are a ton of loyalist chapters to choose from, so I've selected the Marines Errant:



So here's to the journey of not only acquiring and painting the 100pt army, but also to learn how to play it!!


At least the Scorpions are nearing completion, eh?





Metals are just washed, other than that, its the red and detailing that's left!

   
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Madison, WI

Scorpions are looking fantastic mate. You realize that now you'll be painting 2 out of your team's 4 armies??

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Thanks Gits. And yeah, the thought crossed my mind. I might just be the tiniest bit insane

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Looking good! Nothing is more motivating than getting to be a real part of it I expect. Looking forward to seeing them, and seeing you have a painted, playable army
   
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Indeed indeed!!
2 months left! Can he make it!?!


Assault squad IX got competed today, and they're looking forward to joining up with the rest of the army!
















And the Razorback- Similar to the first, only this time with heavy bolters as the alternate turret!










This means that WM's army is 2/3 complete, with just the Objective markers and Terminators to go!
Mine on the other hand.... well...

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They look awesome! Keep it up. You should be able to knock out the last squad pretty easily. Then its on to your army. I'm already excited. Have you decided on how you would paint them? More of the newer Forgeworld half silver half blue, or old school white and blue? Lots of options there Ramos.

What about some of their camo scheme? That'd be awesome!

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Oooh the camo DOES look cool! Thanks Ice.

Well I'm definitely gonna use white, rather than silver, for the same reason that I chose not to do Fire Angels who are all silver). I'm not a fan of the metallic look on SM armor- I feel it looks better painted. Leave the boltgun metal armor to the necrons!

As to the blue, I don't think I'm gonna use pure blue like in the artwork. Rather I think i'm gonna go the route of the wiki article's figure and use turquoise!


This is the image that made me ultimately decide on Marines Errant

I think i may paint a certain squad in camo depending on this list Im writing.

I just primed a test figure, so we shall see!

   
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I'd save camo for vets ala gits snipers.

Lol, brother ahaiku.
   
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hmmmmmmmm, turquoise. I always liked a good turquoise. I think that'll look nice. However, I am more excited about the camo pattern. I'm assuming you've seen my teammates Executioners. He painted them all their old school camo pattern. I'm a sucker for a good camo scheme though, like Grey Deaths fast attack guys or Gits Tranquility Vets. Maybe you should pick one particular kind of troop to be your camo scheme, some assault guys for example.

   
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Madison, WI

Excellent work Ramos!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Pick up some boarding marines at adepticon, make them and a custom IA dude. That's kinda what he does (gives a squad void hardened armor). Maybe some assault termis too?
   
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Green Bay, WI

Beautiful work, Ramos!

Can't wait to see the ME.

Dying's the easy way out. You won't catch me dying. They'll have to kill me before I die!

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@WM: Yes. THATS WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING A SMARTASS!
For the rest of you- I asked him what he wanted on the name plate. He said a haiku. So I did.

@Ice: Yeah I saw his Executioners. I actually attempted to mimic the scheme on the assorted bits of junk on the bases. I couldnt get the grey blue he used though. mine came out much more sky blue.
As to my camo, I will probably paint my assault guys like that (if I ever use em. Who knows, maybe next year?) I do like WMs idea though. The boarding marines look pretty damn cool, and coolness could only be intensified by using the IA character (again, perhaps next year ).

EDIT: Just found him: Captain Anton Narvaez (135 pts) - Marines Errant DAMN thats perfect!! Gives a Tac squad Void hardened armor (still looking for what it does) as well as looking like a decent character. Definitely next year!

@Gits: Thanks!! Cant wait to see the MWs in person. Who knows- Might even be fighting them!

@YB: Thanks! Ive finally ironed out a feasible list, so Ill be able to start painting a few guys hopefully soonish. Ive got a bit of downtime while WM sorts out the next wave of scorpions, so I'll definitely try to get some idea how Im gonna paint em! Might even just get a jump on the Razorback.


So white is a fething pain to paint.

I knew this, but thought I had a trick to it. I dont. I could use my recipe for "detail" white on "armor" white, but the final color would be ragged around the edges and look more gray than white. I wanted a crisp armor color.

So went the tests:

First, the same Oil Wash I used on WMs Scorpions.

Didnt work, for obvious reasons.

Then i tried it over gloss coat.

Also a failure, as the color wasnt intense enough in the recesses

Then a very careful wash of Black Ink and flow release.

Failed, but on the right track. The color is ok, if a bit strong, but the edges are ragged as it dries. same thing happens with using Badab Black.

Next I tried fine black lining-

Id call this a fail, as I dont like the harsh contrast. its TOO black, i guess. Plus I couldnt paint a thin line to save my life today ><

Adeptus Battlegray was next, and I really like it.

The contrast is great, and I think this is the winner, along with the next try.

Where I used a 005 Micron pen.

It looks great, and works wonderfully on the little panel lines in the armor (like the legs) While this wont be a fix all solution, it gives a great line on the shoulder pad insets, as well as the armor joins. Whats more is that its infinitely more controllable.

Another test figure is required, but I think that using the pen in darker areas, then gray in "shallower" shadows will work well.
Ill mess with the turquoise later. Shouldnt be nearly as difficult!

Tomorrow Im going to go visit friends in Columbus, so probably no updates till monday!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
So- A quick update before I run to my bus:

Void Hardened Armor is a huge letdown.
Here I thought itd be an awesome upgrade- but all it does is cancel out a special rule in certain scenarios in the Badab War Book, specifically the rule "Cold Void" which makes all weapons rending, and those that have rending go off on a 5 or 6.

Well damn. And here I thought it was somethin special

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Micron pens are wonderful for stuff like this. I've used them to line marines myself!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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If your still looking for a good white tutorial,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXwbU7NGqj8

its made by a good friend of mine
hope it helps

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No, void hardened is pretty meh, but some siege themed assault dudes, now that has so cool stuff. Some FW boarding marines, termis (TH/SS?), and maybe even a dread would be a cool fire team.
   
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@Gits: I got it years ago and rarely ever used it. I actually think I got it after you mentioned it was great for purity seals and banners. I figured there was nothing to lose in trying it out on the model. I'm definitely excited it worked so well!

@crazyrossboy: Thanks! I gave it a watch over the weekend, and it was very helpful!

@WM: We shall see, we shall see. I'm definitely liking the idea, but first I gotta finish what I have for Adepticon!!


So I was in columbus for the weekend catching up with my old roommate, and what should I find when I got home? BOXES!!
Not only did I get stuff from ebay, but also from the Warstore and most exciting of all- a box of marine goodies from WM!


These guys are destined to be Marines Errant- The ML guy I picked up for 3 bucks on ebay- The terrain set I got along with a Dystopian Wars model and several cans of Dullcote from Warstore. Traded in a handfull of MTG cards and got like 60 bucks for it all! I had made the order before I knew I was going to Adepticon, otherwise I'd certainly have gotten some Marine stuff! Ah well.... for future projects xD


These are O-Scale trains that Ill be using for my entry in the LoER Terrain competition.... If I manage to complete it in time- Now that Im going to the tournament, I'm focusing all my energy onto the Marine army!


Other than that, Im currently cleaning the Termies for WMs Red Scorpions, and his army will be complete! Then its my long road towards Adepticon 2013!
Thanks for reading!

   
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Madison, WI

What a haul Ramos! That'll be fun to mess around with for certain!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Im interested to see how you de-Ravenwing the talon. Good luck!
   
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So I got really excited about the Nephalim, so I actually got it all put together in its various sub-assemblies. No pics yet- Will shoot a few when I paint the cockpit!
I have to say, its a real pretty kit- much bigger than I thought too! (cant really say I approve of the >$70 price tag, but, eh. GW will be GW. )


Anyways, Got the gray finished on the Terminators-



Most of these guys are Space Hulk Termies, with the various BA swag removed. Still a ton of gorgeous details left, though. Gonna be a treat painting them!

I'm going to wash them tonight, then tomorrow Ill work some on the Neph's cockpit while they're drying.
Till then- Thanks for reading!

   
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Not all of them are space hulk! The one is FW and a whole other one is an actual multipart kit Several do have stock arms though.

Did mean to check before you got this far (forgot till pics), what do you think about swapping the genestealer the one dude is wreaking with, say, a Mantis Warrior or Tiger Claw?
   
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The eye of terror

Oh I love terminators, there's just something about them stylistically I think this may well end up being my favourite thing so far for the scorpions.


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I noticed xD
Its surprising to see the subtle differences in them, actually. The FW one is ultra sharp and looks a bit thinner than the multipart plastic, which has a slightly "chunkier" feel to it. The SH ones are their own animals- though I have noticed the heads aren't as defined as the multipart, due to obvious casting requirements.

Hmh... shoot, i wish you'd of gotten to me earlier xD the ab gray is tough to touch up in certain parts.
I could see what I could do, though... How much of the marine do you want in his hand? Like a head with a bit of spine/entrails? might snag a bit of the stealer's spine, now that I'm thinking of it...

I can work on a mock up here in a bit.

EDIT: @ Ignatius: I know what you mean. I wanted to run some in my Marines Errant army, but they ended up being too expensive for what I was running xD Definitely looking forward to these guys!

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