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 Solar_lion wrote:
Never in doubt. Congratulations. Death guard will suit your painting style nicely.


Thanks! I think so too. Very excited to see the Codex and models. Today's teaser got me very excited!

   
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So yea... while may Night Lords are on hiatus as we wait for the "Age of Darkness" rules for 30k, I did see something I am thinking I will do with my Primarch (maybe).

Just look at this helmet! I am magnetizing Curze's head so I can do his normal head (ugly as it is) and helmet options (was one... now maybe two!).

The major hangup would be size and fit. I would need to basically shave this to fit a suitably sized helmet (maybe a Guilliman one if I can get it).

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I really like how you did the grey on your bases, did you use different colors to drybrush to make it look so diverse? Perhaps some blues in there?
   
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Msolve wrote:
I really like how you did the grey on your bases, did you use different colors to drybrush to make it look so diverse? Perhaps some blues in there?


Thanks!

I airbrush in my base color, then follow up with green and brown in spots. Then I drybrush to pick out the texture. I also do washes and airbrush brown inks as well. I generally do it based on what looks good and what other stuff is present on the base.

   
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Lovely idea on the helmet. should go well in the NL colors.


 
   
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WA

 Solar_lion wrote:
Lovely idea on the helmet. should go well in the NL colors.



Hope so. Just waiting for that AoD rulebook before I dive into 30k... plus, you know... those Vyronii decals.

Also, CHOICES CHOICES!

Debating on which Death Guard color scheme to do!

Leaning heavily to the Fecund Ones at the moment, just because I have done a light-color army thus far, so dark with intense weathering would be a nice change of pace.
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WHICH ONE!?!?

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Yep... Jumping into Team Yankee! West Germans! Going to paint the commission first, then mine.
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WA

So... This happened.
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Neat. Looking forward to your version of him.
   
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For anyone actually keeping up with my silly P&M posts here... I have hit a serious wall. My muse vanished after the League ended and now I am left unhappy with my AdMech army (rules are awful), unsure where to go with my Death Guard (can't find a list I like), and a commission that should be quick and painless that seems daunting at the moment.

I am debating on selling my AdMech, funding an Eldar army, and going back to purchasing some stuff for my 30k projects now that the AoD rulebook will be out shortly.

Also, per the Twitch feed from last week - House Vyronii decals confirmed for 2018.... allegedly. And who knows when! Could be Q4 for all I know.

   
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That's a bummer, I really liked the the white scheme of your admech. But I do want to see your NL army come together, so at least there is that.
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
That's a bummer, I really liked the the white scheme of your admech. But I do want to see your NL army come together, so at least there is that.


Metalica got the absolute worst rules in the AdMech Codex. On top of that, Guard and Eldar are looking stupidly potent - overshadowing the few things AdMech does well at all.

Just doesn't seem worth it for me to keep the army if I am never going to take it out of its cases. I might hold off on the off-chance that Fires of Cyraxus gives me some more tools, but the aesthetic difference for the 30k/40k AdMech make it less appealing than if we got proper GW support.

As for the Night Lords, I am excited. Just need to see how the revamped 7th Edition rules shake out and what FAQs/Erratas hit. I still want to do a drop pod army, but might also expand out into a Caradara Armour Claw list too, just so I can paint a slew of Night Lord vehicles.

Going to need to brush up (pun!) on my lightning effects and figure out how the heck I am going to edge highlight them given that. Most likely will try out going midtones for the edge, instead of a brighter color, so it doesn't compete with the lighting.

And I look forward to getting my Knights out there whenever those decals hit. I have a list with a Lancer, Acheron, Warden, Acastus, Styrix and a Warhound! Now that should be a blast to paint and play. Just waiting on those stupid, stupid decals.

   
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The good part about being a collector first is that it doesn't matter what is good or bad I can see how it would be annoying for a gamer though. Paint up a nice looking bunch to play games with and they are terrible.

At least you have confirmation the decals still exist. The worry they got mothballed would have been a letdown after all this time.
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
The good part about being a collector first is that it doesn't matter what is good or bad I can see how it would be annoying for a gamer though. Paint up a nice looking bunch to play games with and they are terrible.

At least you have confirmation the decals still exist. The worry they got mothballed would have been a letdown after all this time.


Yea, I have cooled down a bit and likely will just put my AdMech under glass on display somewhere in my house. Cool models and they were an ordeal to build and paint and I would never get my money back on them anyhow.

And yea, I am going to see about getting a 3D artist to render me up that crown helm once they release too. So I can do Vyronii up right! Probably will have him to it for my Lancer though, not a generic Knight.

   
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That was in a game wasn't it? Can't remember which one at the moment. Just remember thinking "man, that would be a cool thing irl".
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
That was in a game wasn't it? Can't remember which one at the moment. Just remember thinking "man, that would be a cool thing irl".


From a preview from Adeptus Titanicus game. I have all the FW standard Knight faceplates, but for my Lancer I want a crown to mark him out as the Warlord.
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WA

Small Update:

Sold my Nurgle stuff. Wasn't digging it.

Purchased some Eldar, going to do Mymeara most likely.

Still staring at that creative wall I hit, not sure when I will be back up and running with the hobby.

   
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Gotta go with what grabs you. Not every person is going to dig every army. And since it is your personal army project and not a commission the worst is that you are out some money.
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Gotta go with what grabs you. Not every person is going to dig every army. And since it is your personal army project and not a commission the worst is that you are out some money.


Sadly, I loved the Nurgle stuff creatively, but the army didn't hook me play wise. As much as I love the hobby aspect, I play 40k too. I can't invest in an army that doesn't pique my interest gaming wise.

Eldar offer a lot of what I feel like I was missing - transports, psykers, flyers, and whatnot. Should be fun and painting Mymeara will be interesting!

We will see. Right now, I am in acquisition phase and enjoying time not in my studio. I wrapped up those Team Yankee West German tanks and realize I didn't even post about it! That was my last commission for the foreseeable future, for sure. After almost 10 years, its about time I put focus on my projects exclusively.

   
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FINALLY!!!

I'll be ordering three the second these go up on the FW store.

I have the following to do for my 30k Knight army:

Acastus
Acheron
2x Magnetized Questoris Knights
2x Styrix
Lancer

And related but not reliant on those decals is my Lucius Warhound.

I am so excited, I can't even express it adequately. I have been waiting over two years for these!

   
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The fine print actually says "Only available at weekend event. Limit 1 sheet per person. Illegal to send overseas"
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
The fine print actually says "Only available at weekend event. Limit 1 sheet per person. Illegal to send overseas"


I'LL FIND A WAY!

   
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And two sheets ordered. That should suffice for my ~7 Knights.

It won't feel real until they are in my hands, but this has been quite a wait and I can't believe I am finally about to be able to get my project going.
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Shoulda ordered a third and framed it.
   
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WA

 whalemusic360 wrote:
Shoulda ordered a third and framed it.


...dammit. I might do that eventually, because that is hilarious.

   
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WA

Dreams do come true!
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But now you can't be "the guy that wants those decals that are never coming out".
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
But now you can't be "the guy that wants those decals that are never coming out".


I know... this has robbed me of my Dakka identity. Tragic, but worth it. Now I can go back to crying for Fires and being salty about AdMech as my key features.

   
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Complaining about Fires is lame. Everyone complains about that. Maybe you can complain about the new Knight not being out yet you'll be safe?
   
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Complaining about Fires is lame. Everyone complains about that. Maybe you can complain about the new Knight not being out yet you'll be safe?


Oooh! Good call. And then once it is out, I'll hate on it for being crappy (it will be).

   
 
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