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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Thanks for all of the comments everyone.

That song is awesome, if you haven not listened to it click the link. I had never heard it before, so thank you.

I thought about going with the tan hats, but the helmets are pretty clearly supposed to be metal and I didn't think that it would look quite right.

Orkeosaurus, I don't even know what to say. Well played sir.

Should have some more pics up shortly, but I will be away for the weekend so we will see if I can finish some more vets before then.
   
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Kid_Kyoto






Probably work

Sorry to jump back to something on the front page, but this just caught my attention. Do you know offhand how your brother made the blade arm on his dreadnought? The sheath is pretty obviously a tank tread cover, but what is the blade?

Assume all my mathhammer comes from here: https://github.com/daed/mathhammer 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







daedalus wrote:Do you know offhand how your brother made the blade arm on his dreadnought? The sheath is pretty obviously a tank tread cover, but what is the blade?


Hey not a problem at all, any and all comments are welcome. The blade is from Inquisitor: Battle Brother Artemis. This should take you to the GW page - http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1060067&prodId=prod1110218

He is pretty expensive just for that, but we had the parts floating around for a couple years.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







And here is the progress on some more veterans. I need to pick up white paint, some sandy yellow for the hair, and a lighter skin tone to finish up the rest, I ran out. I am happy with it so far, the plasma guns will hopefully look better with some white added to it. I am done for the weekend and will probably not be able to access a computer until the middle of the week, so I apologize in advance for any delays on my response to questions.
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Wicked Warp Spider






The empire coversions look really cool IMO. Are you going to give them a brown wash? It might make the armour look a bit dirtier/more used, which would fit well with the character of the heads (which also look damn good!)

Eldar Corsairs: 4000 pts
Imperial Guard: 4000 pts

Corregidor 700 pts
Acontecimento 400 pts 
   
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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Somewhere in space, close to Beetlejuice

Looking awesome, I really like the beardy screaming guy... he looks piratey! I really like the paintjob and the detail your putting on them is brilliant!


 
   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

Nice painting, no problem about the quotes!

Those veterans look really awesome, every man is unique and has a ton of character. The holstered weapons are especially fantastic.
   
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!





Covina, California

Amazing, I love the look you went with and that Commander and the Vet Sergeant are amazing.

Orks are like those neighbor children who aren't invited to your parties and they come right in anyway.

Veritas Crusade 2000pts
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman





Ya your vets look pretty great, are you going to go with the same red for vehicles

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Regular Dakkanaut







Thanks for all of the input, and hopefully I should get a little further tomorrow.

I-bounty-hunt-the-elderly wrote: Are you going to give them a brown wash? It might make the armour look a bit dirtier/more used, which would fit well with the character of the heads


I really like this idea, and I will try it out. I'll put a picture up on the sight and see what everyone's opinion is. The heads are definitely rougher than the uniform.

Einherjar wrote:Ya your vets look pretty great, are you going to go with the same red for vehicles


That is a really good question, and I am torn between going with the red for the tanks, or black with gold highlights. I would really like to hear some more opinions on this because I am going back and forth. I might try and work a couple of images up in photoshop, but I am not very good at it. It also really needs to be compared to the troops. Again any input would be helpful. Fortunately I need to finish a few more footsloggers before I make the final decision.
   
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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

This is epic - these guys look fancy, but hard. For the tanks - black with gold & red bits. Bright red tanks look great, but can be difficult to pull off (ive tried!).

Also, recommend the brown wash for some serious depth in the clothes - ive used it on some of my Khorne Zerkers, and really liked the effect. http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/43342-Zerker%2C%20Red%20Stage.html for the example I put on my gallery.

I will be watching these guys with interest!

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Regular Dakkanaut







darkkt wrote:Also, recommend the brown wash for some serious depth in the clothes - ive used it on some of my Khorne Zerkers, and really liked the effect. http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/43342-Zerker%2C%20Red%20Stage.html for the example I put on my gallery.


I really like how that model looks. How many washes did you use on him? I have tried using a brown wash on the clothes, and I didn't really get the effect that you did. I am also using Ogryn Flesh, so let me know if there is a different brown wash I should be using. Thanks for the help.
   
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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Somewhere in space, close to Beetlejuice

Oh, use Devlan Mud, that stuff is gold-dust, by about 2 pots or more of it, you'll use it quickly! It creates much darker shading than the flesh one

 
   
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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Glad you liked it (although its rated a 1 paintjob and 1 coolness, so you may be the only one!).

I did a base coat Mechrite Red, then a devlan mud wash (which is indeed golddust mixed with pixie dust mixed with equal parts awesome and win), then I did a blood red drybrush (heavy), and topped it off with a baal red wash to blend it all together.

Note that I did this as a base coat so you may want to do your red jackets first (its a bit messy with the drybrushing), then do your pants and faces.

Its a few steps, but Im so happy with the effect I'm going to use it for the rest of my Zerkers.
   
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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Somewhere in space, close to Beetlejuice

Indeed, thanks for that little tutorial, I might have to steal that for future reference XD




 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







sweet deal, I will pick up some gold dust tomorrow and try it out. I was going to do some painting tonight, but it turns out somebody offered me tickets to game 5 of the world series, and you just don't pass that up. Go Phillies!
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







Well, not much to show you, but here is what I have. I finished up the veterans, a few more coats of paint on their face, hair, and plasma weapons. I also finished their bases. I have started work on a few more of the veterans, and the final 2 are ready to be spray painted. Here are the pictures so far.

I went with a few coats of red, orange, and built up to white on the plasma cannons. I am not sold on them, and if anyone else has a better way let me know. I may just need to blend it a little better.

This will be the last post until the weekend, I am going away again. Oh and my hobby store is closed today, so I could not pick up the brown wash, but I will.



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Mysterious Techpriest







Hammers are always win in my book.

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2800pts Dark Angels
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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Somewhere in space, close to Beetlejuice

Indeed, to make blending more subtle, give the blended colour a wash of that colour, if you are happy with it but just want a little bit of it done then use a thinner wash


 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Those are great vets, are they all empire models?

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







Kid_Kyoto wrote:Those are great vets, are they all empire models?


Not entirely. The legs and body are from the new empire great sword kit. The heads are from the new chaos marauder horsemen kit (The head for my general is also from this kit.) The arms are regular imperial guard arms, and the various weapons are pulled from all of these kits. I'm glad you like them, feel free to steal any ideas.


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Oh and the head of the hammer is from the last edition dwarf warrior frame.

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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge






Wow that is a really cool converted army! Maybe you could buy some more space wolf heads off BB with the braids. That guy with the braids and the lasgun looks sick! I also like the creativity with the power fist cape dude.

Check out IG army at
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/264086.page
Go the IG Fans


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Wow that is a really cool converted army! Maybe you could buy some more space wolf heads off BB with the braids. That guy with the braids and the lasgun looks sick! I also like the creativity with the power fist cape dude.

Check out IG army at
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/264086.page
Go the IG Fans

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IG Gunhead
3000pt Blood Angel
1000pt Imperial Guard
750pt Evil Sunz Orks

and Maybe Black Templars  
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







Sorry for the delay, but I have had some other hobby projects going on. I played a game with my orks against tau this weekend, and got destroyed. I had 1 crippled Killa Kan left at the end of the game. I am also working on getting my eldar up on the army profile, which you should check out here http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/The_Bunky_Eldar.

I will hopefully be back to all things Imperial Guard in a few days.
   
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Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM






In the Wasteland

i like those conversions!



 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut







Ok everyone, sorry for the delay. I got a new job, and you know how that goes. I should be getting back into things over christmas break though, and hopefully will be able to continue with the army. Here is my chimera, I got bored with the troops and needed something to jump start my interest. Hope you guys like it.


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what do you guys think of this color scheme? I was going back and forth between red and this, but I think this contrasts the troops well.
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

An all-red tank is more Space Marines.

Go with what you've got, but maybe limit the red and yellow to the sidepod immediately above the forward compensator?

This lets you paint the ID colors on both sides of the tank for army coherency, while not having overly large colored bits that don't match easily tank to tank.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut







so right here?
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Fixture of Dakka





Moore, Ok.

i think that's right.
i personally just use #s to tell the squad, vehicle etc...(512 = fifth co., first platoon, 2nd vehicle).
and i do like the color scheme.

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Come again some other day
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Tunneling Trygon






I love this, amazing work!
   
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SoCal, USA!

npeircemitch wrote:so right here?


Yup. It's a quick and easy bit to color.

   
 
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