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Australia

Well I have gotten under way for the massed painting of my Knights. I am almost following the same principle that I did on the test model. I have however, added a couple of other steps to try and get a little more blue in the finished product. SO the process is now: black undercoat, darkest blue I have basecoat, then using a lighter blue to highlight the edges and then a really light blue over that. I am still deciding if I want to put a very thin white line on the very tips of the armor panels (maybe drybrush). Then I will give it all a blue wash to blend it together and then a black wash over that to turn it from blue to blue black with a gloss varnish to make it shiny. The only other change I may do is instead of a straight black wash it will be a 50/50 blue black wash at the end to try and make it a really deep blue rather than black at the end. We will see.

So the first photo is of the first highlight, please note that I really don't need to be neat with either of the highlights at this step as the washes will really neaten it all up (well that is my excuse anyway and I think the test model came out pretty well).



The next stage is the light blue. It looks pretty over the top at this stage and the flash didn't help, but I assure you the test model looked just like this at one stage.



The final photo in this update is of the painting tray in all its model covered goodness. Please note that I managed to get the light blue highlights onto 12 more Knights after I took this photo so traveling along pretty well.



So I should be able to finish the blue highlighting off in the next couple of days and then I will quickly give one white highlights and wash it to see if I like the effect. I need to go and buy some more paints so my progress may stall if I can't get to a hobby store, but Thursday is looking good for that.

As you can see the Salamanders Captain is still lurking, he has been sizing up that pine tree for a few days now.....

Thanks for reading.

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Looking good Can't wait to see all of these guys ready for battle!

 
   
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You are insane and this blog is awesome!!!!

Keep it up

   
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OH

Keep it up man. It's looking good!
I can't wait to see how the washes look.

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Horus Heresy Raven Guard, Iron Hands, and Imperial Militia - 1500/1000/1000 points
Bretonnia - 2500 pts
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Australia

Thanks for the comments.

No photo updates today unfortunately. Progress is a little slow, although the armor on the horses is completely done. It came out really well, from a little distance away they look shiny black, but take a step closer or under strong light the blue edging really shows through, I am pretty damned happy.

Although I now remember just how much work is in painting cavalry, they are worth at least 3, maybe 4 infantry models each....but I am randomly throwing the "skin" onto the horses now and hope that I can get a big week and then weekend of painting in, the last couple of weeks has definitely not been kind to my hobby. Jervis Bay though was a great break, even if it did rain the whole time.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

I have that concern about ever painting my space marine bikers... way more model there than it looks like, and doesn't necessarily translate to me getting to paint less models (there would be, but not necessarily a huge difference).

Looking forward to pictures

 
   
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Australia

Well the universe or the gods or maybe my wife have been conspiring against my efforts on the Hobby front. Or it might just be that I have been going through some massive upheavals at work and only now am adjusting to them. Anyway, what I am getting at is I have no photos to show (again, I know sorry. Boo Hiss and all that). BUT, I promise that I will have photos of my progress on the Empire Knightly Order in the next couple of days. I have all but finished the horses (hey you can't be a mounted Knight without your faithful steed right?) and will show them off in all their riderless glory. Besides, they are at least twice the work if not more than their stupid riders anyway, maybe I should just run an army of horses....

Ok, I will stop rambling. I have also put together one of those GW Evil temple/ruins things, not sure they still sell it, but I will eventually mount it on a base so it is quick to set up and gives a clear boundary for playing purposes. So I hope to have a few photos to put up as I have made some progress on the Knights themselves as well. Honest.

So treat this post as a bit of a teaser and I will get some pretty pictures (ok some pictures, not sure mine are ever pretty) up for everyone to see.

Stay tuned.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Looking forward to it, take your time though, life stuff can get you down!

 
   
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Australia

Hi all,

Following on from my previous post, I have finally finished off the horses and managed to take some photos, although they are some of the worst photos I have taken to date. BUT, they get the idea across well enough. I have hit a patch of enthusiasm so have been full steam ahead in the small moments of free time I have had over the last week which has been nice. I am pretty happy with the finished result. Although, I am suspecting that the black shade "Nuln Oil" or something along those lines I picked up from GW not long ago has become contaminated somehow as it is leaving a chalky residue. It can be cleaned off easily with water, but definitely not cool.

On that note I am not actually that impressed with this new line of shades from GW, I like there old inks and I still have a few kicking around, yes they would leave your model shiny, but that could be dealt with. My brief experience with the new line of shades is they are somewhat weaker and insipid. Don't get me started on the color of the "Drakenhof Nightshade" blue you say? More like black.... so I guess what I am saying as someone who hasn't experimented a great deal with other companies paints, are there any washes/shades someone can recommend to me?

Now, on to some pictures, please forgive the fact they are largely the same, strangely enough there isn't a lot of variation when it comes to horses.


Here are all 40 of the Knights lined up together. The front right of each block is a horse for one of the Characters. From left to right it will go: Warrior Priest, BSB, Grandmaster, Generic Combat Hero. They all got white horses (and so did the Champion of the Inner Circle Knights, which seemed sort of fitting). I found the white horses actually turned out really well. And even from a distance they stand out from the crowd. I am REALLY happy with the way the horse armour turned out, it looks shiny and black from a couple of feet away, and then as you get closer it looks more and more blue. Thanks go to everyone for their opinions and ideas on that one.


I decided that I wanted a really uniform and military look to the knights, so rather than have a whole mix of different horses and head styles I would try to match them all together so they look like a very disciplined outfit. That left me with a slight problem as there are only three different Empire Knights horse heads. So I came up with the story that the Warrior Priest isn't really a member of the Order, so he rides with an "escort" drawn from the rest of the Order, hence why this unit has mixed horse heads and will also have mixed shields and head options.


I think you are meant to use these heads for the Champions as you only get one I think per box, I was fortunate enough to get enough though (thanks Ebay) to make a whole unit out of them, although the Champions horse uses a pared down Bretonnian head to fit the body. You can see a hole in the body of one horse in the back row (damaged while removing the rider from an Ebay purchase) but like the saddle blanket themselves, almost none of that area will be seen once the Knight is mounted so its a little rough. Yep, a lazy moment that will be concealed with the Knight.


A fairly standard unit without much to discuss, although the Grandmasters Horse is in there rearing up and making a nuisance of itself, its a really great model with heaps of detail. These close up photos though show how the armour looks less black now and more blue, which I think is pretty effective.


These are going to be the Inner Circle Knights, so they got a Christmas wreath each.... had to have a way for the opponent to easily tell them apart. Also, every horse has a sheathed sword on the horse (unfortunately on the opposite side to the photos....) which helps to break the armor up a bit. I ran out of the proper swords for the inner circle so I raided my Mordheim left overs and they now all have a whopping great two handed sword hanging off their horses further putting them apart from the other Knights.


These are close ups of the Command staff horses, the Grandmasters horse is from the Empire General box and is really ornate, very fitting. The cloak was added as a real "look at me" plus the BSB has a stupidly big banner as well...


Down the line. The sort of shot a Cannon is likely to want to line up on this army... hopefully it never happens.


I have also finished the shields off, they are like the Horses armor and look black from a distance and blue as you get closer. I have decided that I will do the same for the Knights weapons, that whole obsidian look. I kept the shields emblems a uniform gold so it blends with the Knights armor better, oh and I had another lazy moment.


This is where I am up to with the Knights themselves. Bronze and Brass over a black undercoat and then a flesh wash. Will follow with a brown wash to darken it further and then paint (not dry brush) probably brass onto the line troops and gold onto the characters. This group has the generic combat hero in the middle with his very large sword.


Phew, the final photo of the update, here we can see the BSB with his stupidly large banner, He will certainly stand out in the crowd. All of the characters are getting the same treatment as the Knights, except will be more golden once finished. I decided to not treat the characters too differently in this army as I wanted a combined Brotherhood where every man is almost equal to everyone else. I must say though that the Empire General box was great value, I managed to kitbash all 4 of my characters from the same box with a few leftover knight bodies, it has worked out really well and a decent price, wait to see the warrior priest and his big hammer.....

Well this has turned into an epic, thanks to those who read. A special mention to Grimdork for the inspiration to mount all the knights on sticks, seems such a simple idea, but I had not even though of it. Has made life a whole lot easier. I have one thing left to do with the Knights and that is to do the movement trays, but that can wait until I have them totally finished. Then I need to find some Demigryph Knights and the army will be rounded out to its 2,000 point total.

I am looking forward to having a game with this army, I don't think it has a chance in hell of actually achieving much, being extremely susceptible to magic as it is, but the sheer laughs of so many knights may just get me a great cinematic. Think the charge of the Samurai in 'The Last Samurai' and how they were mostly gunned down, that is the aim.

Til next time, have a good one.



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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Those look nice, and there are so many. Awesome. Everything paints better on sticks or nails

So to use the title of an old Bolt Thrower song, Where Next to Conquer? 40k army, break, more fantasy? I know yo said this one needs more models but Im sure you've thought about it.

 
   
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Australia

I was tossing up doing 40k Orks, but not sure I want to do an army on an old Codex. I am already concerned about how much shuffling I will need to do for the new Imperial Guard Codex.

But I have always wanted an Ork army, so may start and see where it ends up. Want to do Deathskulls so lots of Meks, Dreads and Lootas.


See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Sweet, Orks have always interested me but I've never been far enough along to pull the trigger, something always more concrete tempts me away.

 
   
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OH

Love the knights, man. The blue/black effect you got out of the armor is beautiful. It really puts me to shame when I see all the armies you've done already, and my nids are just sitting in the corner...

Hive Fleet Erinys - 7500 pts
Horus Heresy Raven Guard, Iron Hands, and Imperial Militia - 1500/1000/1000 points
Bretonnia - 2500 pts
Dropzone Commander (Check out my P&M project: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/717590.page)

Dakka trades (50): Gav99 (3), FenrisianStuart21 (2), gardeth, norrec65, syypher, Sargow, o Oni o, Rommel44, Lloyld, riverrat88, GloboRojo (2), Cocking_08, mickmoon (2), Acardia, Twoshoesvans, Prandtl, Thedragisal, CptJake, toasteroven, allworkandnoclay, CleverAntics (2), system seven, Siphen, Craftbrews, jmsincla, ellis91, HurricaneGirl, Bionic Reaper, quickfuze, VanHallan, quiestdeus, -iPaint-, Shadowblade07, Dez, Gremore, Ph34r, SwordBird, slyndread (2), JoeBobbyWii, VeternNoob, Madoch1, Dax415, CaptainRexKrammer, francieum, Telmenari, Melevolence
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Australia

Don't get down, painting and modelling is the most time consuming part of the hobby. I am sure if I took more time (and I also have the models to prove it) I would get much better results. But I made a conscious decision many moons ago that barring a model I absolutely love the look of I would go for the "whole army look" and this has allowed me to really turn up the painting speed.

I have taken inspiration from those around me here (especially Grimdork and his models on sticks) on tips on how to stay motivated and pick up extra painting time. It helps to have a devoted wife who tolerates, even though she doesn't understand, the painting station to be almost permanently set up.

Thanks for the complements on the armor, it always helps to hear kind words too. I have had a bit of a lull, work is still pretty full on and hopefully there will be a resolution to what is going on with the restructuring that is taking so much of my time.

But seems that my local games club is thinking of starting a Necromunda campaign (SO excited) and since it is my favorite game (closely followed by Mordheim) I must be involved. Now I have a huge Van Saar gang already done and painted, however I want a change and I dug around and found I have 16 of the mulit-part Goliath gang, so I will be going from the tech savvy to the brutal. So they may be shoe-horned in to the painting schedule. Stay tuned.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Oooooh nice, I look forward to seeing your Necromunda work

 
   
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Australia

It has been a little while since I managed some time to post about my hobby going's on, but I now have some free time (largely due to my Wife heading off to Europe for work for 16 days). Almost unsure of what to do with myself with this new found freedom. It has been a long time since I have had free will Makes a change me not traveling for work, so I have written myself a to do list of things I would like to surprise my wife with when she gets back, such as the long neglected tiled kitchen splashback and the door handles for the bedroom....plus a lot of modelling!

So my Empire army has gone almost as far as I can without having to buy the last few models. The only thing left for the regular knights is some movement trays to make handling them a little easier on the battlefield....but they can wait until I have the last 6 models for the army, the Demigryph Knights. I had been hoping I would be able to pick them up for a decent discount from eBay, but no such luck, they just don't seem to be a common item. So I will have a look around at the discount retailers Australia has before I may have to bite the bullet and get it from the parent company (oh no I hear you cry).

So I took some increasingly shaky shots of the finished Knights last night at about 23:30 after I finally got home, not looking for excuses, just an explanation of the poor shots.

To begin with here are all four regiments (I will probably run them as four regiments of 10, but that may be tweaked after a few games of getting whooped) I feel that with four knight regiments and a demigrypgh unit of 6 I can at least make an opponent panic for about a whole turn.....


I also plan for one character per regiment, again this is open for change, but I have always been about spreading the love about rather than all my eggs in one basket (no euphemism intended, honest). Here is the kitbashed warrior priest and his unit.


Army Standard Bearer and his regiment.


My generic combat hero and the unit of Inner Circle Knights, they are distinguished by the blue pennants on the lances, an Imperial Laurel on the horses rump and by having monstrous two handed swords at the front.


The Grandmaster (made from the Emperor Karl Franz metal model with Runefang and the Empire General plastic horse) and his regiment.


You may have noticed a strange pattern on the Knights standard bearers, yep that's right, smiley faces! I know it isn't perhaps grim dark enough for some, but I like to remind myself every now and then that humor is allowed in the hobby and I am hear for a good time. Also it was my wife's suggestion and I thought it was a great idea, even if she wasn't being serious....but I think they turned out really well and I am glad I did it.


Some close up work of a unit Champion and Knight, its a little hard to tell, but the shield and weapons are done the same way as the horses armor. I am also glad I went with a very different armor for the Knights as if I had gone with the blue black of the horses it would have been a giant dark blob. Really happy with the gold armor. Contrasts well.


My command staff, from left to right: The Grandmaster, Warrior Priest, Army Standard Bearer and Generic Combat Hero, of course they all have names and a bit of background, you can find a story about them hidden amongst all the other fluff in the link in my signature.....(sorry obvious plug).


The final picture for this update is a close up of the Army Standard (albeit a little fuzzy). I was really blown away by how many bits were included in the Empire General box, really impressed by it actually and the sculpts are pretty nice.


So now all that is left as previously stated is 6 Demigryph Knights and movement trays all around. So all in all, not far to go with this army, then it will probably be back to 40k and do some Orks. But time will tell as I want to get a House Goliath Necromunda Gang done next in time for a campaign starting at my local club (probably my favorite game). So unfortunately my Crazy Army plan will be a little divergent for that, but it will save me some dollars which isn't a bad thing, especially with the Wife's 30th birthday coming up.

Thanks for the read and hope I have entertained.

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Nice! Those really came together and look very nice in the end. The smilies are hilarious, especially the "oh noes" face on the flag hanging from that one musician's trumpet. It all looks great, looking forward to your next offering.

Is Goliath the group with the muscles chains and leather? Yeah it has to be, orlock is like the "regular no-hook dudes". How are you doing the goliaths? Are you using the old necromunda minis or are you converting? I got part-way through making my own gang but never had anyone to play with so I kind of petered out due to lack of enthusiasm. It's a neat faction, gotta be a little bent if you're up for running around with a big blunt instrument when your enemy may have laser rifles!

 
   
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Australia

Yup Goliath are the S&M club wielding, chain wearing punks of the Underhive. I will be using the second generation mini's (the ones with loose hands and even bigger muscles).

Necromunda as I have said is my favorite game so have jumped at the chance of another Campaign. I have a Van Saar gang (the techie guys) with enough models to do just about every weapon combo imaginable, may take some photos of them too.

But for this campaign I wanted to try something different so dug around and found the old unpainted/unassembled Goliaths and plan to get them together, I have about 16 of them (including Leader, Heavies, Gangers and Juves) so should be able to assemble a pretty decent gang if the dice are with me.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Sounds like it. I vaguely remember reading the sweet spot was 12 or so? Something about a sweet spot of upkeep or income or handicap or something, was more efficient to keep from getting too many. Never got to play though so maybe I'm thinking of something else.

Looking forward to seeing them

 
   
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OH

The knights are beautiful. Not sure if I agree with the smilies... but they are painted so well.
Do you have any idea of what you want to do with the movement trays? Do you have some plan to make them elaborate, or are you planning to match the bases?
And as I said before, love the armor. I'll have to try that if I ever start that Bret army.

Hive Fleet Erinys - 7500 pts
Horus Heresy Raven Guard, Iron Hands, and Imperial Militia - 1500/1000/1000 points
Bretonnia - 2500 pts
Dropzone Commander (Check out my P&M project: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/717590.page)

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Australia

I have no plans for the movement trays, I was probably leaning towards matching the trays and although I would like to probably trick the tray up a bit I don't have a whole lot of room to do much with, this is very much a gaming army so I don't want to risk someone complaining about an over-size movement tray.

Although I will do some research in regards to what others have done and make some decisions from there.

Thanks for the feedback.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Melbourne .au

It's taken me awhile to get through all of this blog, but now that I have I must say you're a crazy bastard! That's one hell of a lot of armies to paint. A man after my own heart! The Empire cavalry look amazing arrayed like that on the table - the brass armour looks very effective on the blue-black dark barded horses - nice use of complimentary colours - Though at one point they looked like Tron horses! The Iron Warriors are also looking good - an impressive force.

So.. what's next?

   
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Australia

Next will be a very brief departure from the armies to show my Goliath Necromunda Gang getting put together. May show the completed Van Saar gang I have had for ages as well.

Then it will be back to finish the Empire cavalry with 6 demigryph knights and then I will start on a 40k Ork army. I have always wanted to do Orks. Am thinking a combined horde/Dread bash list, but will have a look before I leap. I have a couple of characters painted that I really want to include as I think they are some of my best work, I just need to get some boyz to go with them.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Melbourne .au

Long Live Necromooooonda!

ahem.

That sounds pretty sweet. I'll have to paint up some more of my gangs sometime this year. Back in the day, I played with a mix of figures from all of the gangs (plus stuff like Grenadier Future Warriors), called them Grendel (circa the post-apocalyptic War Child era) and just picked a template. I'd love to see your Necro stuff!

Orks are something I'd also like to get (back) to, but painting all those Boyz just makes it hard to motivate myself to. Always good stuff to see other people's though.

   
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Australia

Well I have gone and done it. I have allowed myself to get distracted by the great game that is Necromunda and even more foolishly I decided to run a new gang rather than my faithful Van Saar who have served me well through many campaigns. So I dusted off a box I had stuffed full of Necromunda stuff which included a group of unassembled, unpainted Goliaths (the second generation ones). So since I need to scrape some money together before I can finish the Empire Knightly Order I convinced myself that this was a good little hobby diversion.

On to the very basic pictures:


I forgot to take some photos before I actually started, but here are the 16 House Goliath models I own. Should be enough for an entire Campaign (at least from my experience it is). You may be able to pick out the gangers on the right haven't been given their full weapon options yet. I thought I would just keep my options open with a couple of the models making any changes during the campaign a little bit easier.


I have 4 Juve models, but these are the three different ones. We are using the Community Edition rules and so I just couldn't resist giving one of these guys a massive club, I just think it fits the House Goliath personality too well and I don't get too attached to my Juves, so hopefully he can splat someone before he dies or at least look so threatening my opponent thinks he needs to worry about him.


I have stuck pretty close to the "feel" of the House and so have plenty of close combat weapons floating around. The Chainsword guy won't be in my starting line up, but I figured I would model him anyway as I am sure I will end up with a few Chainsword users over the life of the gang.


This is the small long range contingent of the gang (lasguns aren't allowed by the Goliath House weapon list). They will hang back with the Heavy unitl such time as stat increases and skills change what they are suited to do. Notice the second flesh coat on these guys compared to previous photos, it looks a little yellow I admit, but it will get better I promise.


I always, always, always start a Campaign with two Heavy's. Normally however, one just gets a basic weapon until his skills and credits warrant an upgrade. However, in a practice game I watched a flamer proved quite effective and its relatively cheap, so I am going to see what one can do and it also will probably help out the rest of the gang as most of them are going to attempt to get up close and personal. The other Heavy gets the ubiquitous Heavy Stubber, I never leave home without one. These guys have the third flesh color added on top, looks a lot less yellow, but still needs to be blended together some more.


So here we see the same Heavy's but with a flesh wash to help the three flesh colors blend together a bit better. I think I avoided most of the shininess that a wash can cause and once they are mat varnished they should be fine. They look a little paler in real life which is what I was aiming for, I mean most of these guys have probably never seen the sun....


Back view of my Juve with the stupidly large club, the Juves have a lot less flesh on show (probably intimidated by the ridiculous size of the gangers biceps and pecks). Whoever sculpted the second generation Goliath models need to take an anatomy lesson, the muscles are just stupidly large, they are what I envisage a space marine without armor would look like. Then again with all the exotic drugs of the future maybe House Goliath is using some pretty awesome growth hormones.


Finally here is the model that will start out as my leader, how long he survives is anyone's guess. I have a lot of stubguns in my gang and peoples advice has been to not bother with them as they suck, however, I like them to be cheap and they aren't for shooting, they are for the hand to hand bonus, I will eventually upgrade each stubgun wielder to have a second pistol of a higher quality, but starting out they need to prove they deserve something better. Plus a LOT of the Goliath range already are holding them and I didn't feel like doing mass weapon swaps across the gang. In the future possibly as skills and deaths dictate, but at the beginning they lucky I bought them a pistol at all. I am all for numbers of guns any day.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned, I will get some more photos as they approach completion and may get my Van Saar's out of their cozy drinking hole for a photo shoot. Then I will go back to focusing on my Army plan again.

Oh if anyone has ideas on how I should base the goliaths I am all ears.

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Those are looking pretty sweet. I was going to make my gang pretty bolter heavy as kind of a theme, with jams and explosions being a preferable and hilarious consequence

Looking forward to seeing more!

 
   
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As others have said before me, and others will say after me, this is completely insane, but I love it! I will look forward to seeing how this progresses! A lovely photo at the end of all painted models in one shot?

 
   
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Melbourne .au

These guys are looking good so far - I don't have any of the second-gen necromunda figures at all, since they were released during one of my laps periods when I pretty much just bought WD out of habit and not much else. So it's great to see them getting some love and paint!

   
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Australia

Well I have been quiet on all fronts for far too long and I think it is well past time to have some updates. I have been pretty productive in my internet absence so this update will have a few pictures. I have had to take a break from the Empire Knightly Order, both because I haven't had the time or spare coin to pick up the 6 needed Demigryph Knights and also I had a couple of other projects that I wanted to try and get knocked off. Firstly, with the release of Astra Militarum, my very first army from this crazy idea needed a re-look. I knew that this would be required as new codex's were released, but I hope each time I can update them with a minimum of fuss and pain to the hip pocket. So I eagerly delved into the new codex to see what I needed to do to achieve my 2,000 point limit. And wullah I needed only this:


A Basilisk with an armored crew compartment! Why an armored crew compartment you say? Well once I updated all the points values and whatnot I had exactly enough points left over (after moving the Vanquisher Leman Russ to the HQ slot) to fit in a Basilisk with all the upgrades you see here (note I only had to shell out for the compartment and missile) and the best bit? I already had this bad boy assembled and sitting in a box under the house.

So, as you can see I still have things to do, but have made a solid start.


It took AGES to get the yellow on even remotely smoothly, will teach me to next time not undercoat the stupid tank black.....


I have actually become very fond of the armored crew compartment. I believe it is Forgeworld, but I didn't buy it, so can't vouch for the providence. But it definitely makes it look like a completely different tank.


Now, in the first photo of this update you could see some muscle-bound S&M lovers on my painting tray. Yep, that's right, I have finished off the Downhive Razorfangs for my gaming clubs Campaign. Now I probably ended up rushing these guys a little, but overall I am really happy with what I could turn out in a fairly short space of time. So without too many more words my House Goliath gang:


Now obviously I couldn't start the Campaign with this many members (not enough credits) but, I have enough that I can grow into a larger gang without having to start looking for more models.


Here are the Juves I have available, we are using the Community edition rules so I had the option of equipping members with Huge Clubs, so being a good Goliath I obliged. In my first game my opponent must have been really intimidated because he wasted a whole turn shooting at the poor guy, so you see, its all about size.....


I couldn't play House Goliath without clubs, so here are my two. I have decided that the stub gun is the sign of a "real" Ganger so all my pistols are Stubguns, except the Juves, as they aren't allowed a real mans weapon yet.


The Community Edition doesn't have Lasguns on the Goliath House weapon list, so my ranged support comes from these two unlikely fellas, they generally hang out with the Heavy Stubber and don't do much.


The two Heavies of the Gang. I always try to start a Campaign with two, even if one only has a basic weapon. In my first game the Flamer wielding Heavy set someone on fire and then died. The first death of the campaign. Boo Hiss. But I did happen to capture the enemy gangs leader, so I could ransom enough money to replace the fallen Heavy.


The back packs of the Heavies.


The more terrifying aspect of the gang will be up close and personal once I start getting those close combat skills. The one on the right is my leader and the one on the left hasn't been recruited yet.


It wouldn't be Necromunda if I didn't have a slew of shotguns, so here they are. I tried to be creative when doing my bases and after the double barreled shotgun missed EVERY shot in his first game I had the idea of a pile of spent shotgun shells at his feet.


I initially wasn't going to paint these guys as I will arm them when I actually recruit them. Then I thought don't be silly I am batch painting the whole gang I may as well do them too. Saves motivating me to paint them later. So, they sit waiting for a call up and a gun.


I did the bases myself after looking at maybe buying some resin bases from one of the many suppliers. I wanted a little variety, but not so much that they didn't tie the gang together, so I ended up with either fences like these guys OR


Hazard stripes like most of the gang. You may have noticed the white bar on each base. Firstly it will be where I paint each Gang members name so I can remember who shot who and also facing is important in Necromunda, so the white is also the 90 degree vision arc of each model. Saves any confusion over whether it is where his head or gun is pointing, its the giant white stripe.

Well that is my latest update, I am really happy with my Gang and am almost done with updating my Imperial Guard, sorry, Astra Militarum, please Disney don't sue me.

Hope it is an enjoyable read and next time I hope to have a finished Basilisk and a start on some Demigryphs.....

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Those are great! Looks like a fun gang to play and they're all pretty characterful.

 
   
 
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