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Made in us
Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Ok So I didn't get all weekend, but I did get a chunk of time on Sunday. Still alot of glare from the lights. The models are alot more muted that it appears here.

So Here is the 2 Pred done ( There is still a little more to do - Clean up and a bit more detailing )











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WIP Drop Pod. The Inside and outside shell is just basecoated. I made the internal SB and ML replaceable with magnets. Not sure how easy they will be to replace.












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The next pics are WIP 2 five man assault squads. All the Backpacks and Jumppacks are magnitized, so they have some different playable options. They are just basecoated yellow then with an Upper brighter yellow for highlight. I'm quessing My Carmera phone will not be able to pick up the difference; So these may look like yellow blobs.
Once I pick out all the black they should start to pop. (Trying the Eggroll method of painting w/ Meths Oil "dirting" to follow). Tried for more heroic poses. They are a combination of BA, BT, Chaos and DA sprues.

For general purposes I'm calling this Squad 1 - With backpack then Jumppacks.




Close up of my Heroic sarge.


Pic of Squad 2


Everyone will get better bases after they get finished.


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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Everything looks fantastic SL! I'm looking at your assault squad with envy. Will be working on mine in a month or so.

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Thanks

Gitsplitta wrote:Everything looks fantastic SL! I'm looking at your assault squad with envy. Will be working on mine in a month or so.


Hopefully I'll get some more time to start doing some of the other colors. Let me know if you need any parts ( inferno pistols ect.. ) I used so little of all the stuff from the respective boxes.

Ironicly I'll have to buy all these pieces again ones I decide to build my Death company. I'm thinking of doing them white or bone colored with red crosses, or maybe Black robes with white armor underneath ( using the DA boxes. )

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Actually I was referring to the excellent quality of your photographs now that you have my old light box... the painting looks like crap.




Well, let's see... Looking at my list, I could use the following...

Blood Chalice

That's it... all other gear in my army is not BA specific. I had some inferno pistols originally but had to drop them to shave points (and as the role of those squads changed). I can probably scratch build a chalice if you don't have one handy.


You know, robed marines *sound* very cool... and *should* be very cool... but most of the attempts I've seen just fall kind of flat with me. Maybe it's just my aesthetic...

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Sorry no chalices.

I'll have to " robe" one out as a test model. Robes most of the time look too plain. They do beg for decoration.

Went back over my assault guys last night using Egg's technique of hitting the figures with the the darker hightlight from the air brush. Thou I don't seem to have the light touch he does, I thought they came out fabulous. Now I'll do all the black and metals followed by some oil weathering.

Feeling good about how much nicer they are looking. Too bad I have to work all weekend. Also started a GMS Apothacary for Ice
.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Solar_lion wrote:Went back over my assault guys last night using Egg's technique of hitting the figures with the the darker hightlight from the air brush. Thou I don't seen to have the light touch he does, I thought they came out fabulous.

Please post a pic of this, I'd like to see this stage.

   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

Really? A Lamenter Apothecary for me? Oh man, that's gonna be cool!

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Ask and you shall recieve.. My current build will be very simular to the apoth that I used last year at Adepticon.. Inf. pistol. 1H power sword.. unless you have other thoughts.. I have all the parts for just about anything!


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Gitsplitta wrote:[Please post a pic of this, I'd like to see this stage.


Sure, as soon as I get back to paining. Hopefully my camera picks up the contrast enough. Yellow being bright and all.

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Using Inks and Washes






Hello solar_lion,

I was just wondering if you could help a fellow lamenter improve? Ive been asking around for different teqnuiqes for yellow, and i would love to add yours into the mix (pardon the pun)

Also thanks for the kind donation of parts.

Prototype_X

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Git's has a good yellow technique on his blog for his tranquility vets. ( if you can find it ). I started with that. They are a brighter yellow than my current color..

Here is what I currently do . I base white, then I use a air brush paint similar to GW golden Yellow. Then I use another air brush paint called " Yellow rust " using a less than skilled Eggroll technique to hit the shaded areas. I do the highlights with GW sunburst yellow. You can do the same with the brush but have to do more blending between the base yellow and the rust. This step is already done with the abilities of using an airbrush. I have done both with what I think was very successful. The AB just saves time.

After that . I follow eggrolls steps of doing the metallic’s and the " black" areas ( such as joints and weapons ). Any dry brushing, face painting, details are done at this time as well Some chips, scratches and battle damage next ( thou I'm not yet good at it yet) . I then coat the entire figure in a gloss coating. Use an paint thinner ( non - toxic ) to thin some black and or dark rust oil paint. Wash the figure ( this will seep into the cracks and " dirty " the figure up a bit. I take a q-tip and " wipe" of an areas I don't think look right. Let dry for 24 hrs, the spray with a dull coat. ( I call this the Meth method) Then Base.

At least that’s my current method. Hope this helps.



I’ll soon have my scout bikers done and pics posted.

SL

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Green Bay, Wisconson

As Promised.. Somehow my camera doesn't like yellow . Most of these pics have more glare than they really are, making them brighter than they are, but anyway...

Scout Bike squad - 2 of them need weathering on the wheels, all then need to be based.



This pic is the most complete weathering with all the aformentioned techniques to date.

A Dread that is still much a WIP. The Head and the white front body area will get some attention - lots of Glare on these pic's




Lastly my second assault squad WIP - with backpacks

Arg... glare

Same quad with Jump Packs

Arg... glare as well.


Time to invest in a real camera and stop using the phone.

SL

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

You're really making progress SL! Those are coming along great! I can see you're developing a nice touch with your airbrush. Love the way your bikes look.

   
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Alluring Mounted Daemonette





Melbourne

very inspirational

Glory to the Twelfth! Glory to Angron!

‎"Because we couldn’t be trusted. The Emperor needed a weapon that would never obey its own desires before those of the Imperium. He needed a weapon that would never bite the hand that feeds. The World Eaters were not that weapon. We’ve all drawn blades purely for the sake of shedding blood, and we’ve all felt the exultation of winning a war that never even needed to happen. We are not the tame, reliable pets that the Emperor wanted. The Wolves obey, when we would not. The Wolves can be trusted, when we never could. They have a discipline we lack, because their passions are not aflame with the Butcher’s Nails buzzing in the back of their skulls. The Wolves will always come to heel when called. In that regard, it is a mystery why they name themselves wolves. They are tame, collared by the Emperor, obeying his every whim. But a wolf doesn’t behave that way. Only a dog does. That is why we are the Eaters of Worlds, and the War Hounds no longer."

—Captain Khârn of the World Eaters Legion's 8th Assault Company, from his unpublished treatise The Eighteen Legions 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Git: Thanks.. it was nice to have a couple of days of just painting. Made a jump in my list. Using eggrolls method helped. More practice and I'll start to feel more confident with it.
Both the Assault and the Dread have no weathering. So hopefully this week. Got some additional oil paints to try.

Calas: Thanks. and Thanks for posting. Critique always welcome.

Next... plan to finish the Assault squad and the dread. First attempt to do the power weapon with the airbrush. Like to get the dozer blades on the Predators.

SL

 
   
Made in gb
Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

These are epic Solar! Its amazing to see how your painting has evolved since the beginning of the thread, lovely work.
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Thanks. Vit and Git .

I'm getting more comfortable with my Air brush. Better at figuring out the viscosity of the non-air paints and control of the brush itself. Still I consider myself a novice.

I can see where it will come in handy for my other projects/ armies. Time however is my worst commodity.I just can't get the time to match my ambition.

SL

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Weekend update...

Drop pod progress and design. I just keep adding design elements to every model.

Start of drop pod interior...


Drop pod spines...


Two view of the shell. tried some new wear and tear on them.




SL

 
   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Looking sharp SL! How many pods are there? At least 2 from the number of fins I can see.
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Thanks,

I need 3 ( 2 Troop and 1 Dread ) for the tourney. I have 1 painted for my other marine army, and one Unpainted.

The third Lamenter pods spines had a AB painting mishap and will need to repainted.

I'm almost a the point of assembly on this one and about 70% on the second. ( unless I keep adding design elements again.

SL

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Birmingham, UK.

Cwor blimey! Your Lamenters are perfect Solar. The yellow is crisp and sweet. I attempted checks for my own D.I.Y Chapter but I kept messing it up...and horribly to! Your checks are perfect. The Dread is ace as are your Preds. Please, please oh please keep it up.

Count me subbed!

The Rout, Vlka Fenryka, Warrior Kings of Fenris.... the Space Wolves. Horus Heresy. Sixth Great Company. 1500pts. In progress.

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Axe to bare, land paved with dead,
Strode the Jaw, teeth bared in snarl,
Glimmering maw, death in hand."
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Robot Cat






T-county

Gonna spring for the FW dread pod? It's extra big/cool, for all your dread drop needs
   
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Belgium

Nice, always love the yellow you do!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

whalemusic360 wrote:Gonna spring for the FW dread pod? It's extra big/cool, for all your dread drop needs


Not in the near future or for the tourney. Not enough points and wrong slot... there are some bits ( minotaurs pad) I'm getting to add a touch of insult to my bases.
As for my dread drop needs I have 2 storm ravens. More expensive - sure, but the seats are real corinthian leather!

Thanks Commissar!

SL

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Madison, WI

Coming along beautifully SL!

   
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T-county

Solar_lion wrote:
whalemusic360 wrote:Gonna spring for the FW dread pod? It's extra big/cool, for all your dread drop needs


Not in the near future or for the tourney. Not enough points and wrong slot... there are some bits ( minotaurs pad) I'm getting to add a touch of insult to my bases.
As for my dread drop needs I have 2 storm ravens. More expensive - sure, but the seats are real corinthian leather!

Thanks Commissar!

SL


You don't have to actually use the FW pod as a Lucius Pattern Pod, it could be just a regular dread pod. They are quite pricy though, and not the best FW kit I've worked with.
   
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Madison, WI

I does have the tactical bonus of being much bigger than a normal pod... giving you an extra inch or so of deployment threat range. However if you aren't going to assault directly out of it, that doesn't do you much good.

They are insanely priced though... even more so than most FW things.



Hey SL... looking back at your predators... I think the gun barrels are a little bright looking when compared with the rest of the vehicle. You might consider at least a sepia, delvan mud or badab black wash on the various parts in order to make the feel of them match the rest of the tank.

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Green Bay, Wisconson

FW DP not on the need list just yet!

Yeah.. they were done prior to my transition from gold into a more muted bronze.

I got some more work to do on all my units. Just trying to get most of the units playable. Touch ups later ( basing as well )

SL

 
   
Made in gb
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos






Man i love checks.... they should be on all armies.

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Tortured-Robot wrote:Man i love checks.... they should be on all armies.


Thanks TR
I have a method. Thou if you really examine them they are nowhere perfect.
Ironicly.. I cannot do hazard stripes to save my life.

SL

 
   
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Portland, OR

So... Much... Yellow...
Lol my hat's off to you as you're pulling it off.

Your marines are looking good so far, can't wait to see more finished up.

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