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Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

A really nice, eclectic collection of models you've got on the go there! You've reminded me again about how cool a lot of the Skeven stuff is and gotten me worried I'll miss out on finishing (the purchases of) my Skaven army since I don't have the cash right now to do a big US order before they feth fantasy up completely by discontinuing half of the models with the End Times stuff.

   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

Thanks for the kind words.

Time to get started on painting what I've got then, as sadly my purchases have come to a dramatic halt as my wife tabulated just how much I've spent on various things in the past few months, and a moratorium has been placed on all hobby purchases effective immediately.

So I started trying to paint my Deathwing terminator. Was satisfied with his base color, started adding more to it, and thought all was well and good, and went to put some ink around the joints and stuff.

I should have heeded caution and cracked open the new bottle. Instead I used what was left at the bottom of the spilled one, and all it did was just cake on to my terminator, making a layer of filth. It sucked. Completely ruined the paint job.

I went back in, trying to scrub away at the mess I had made, to some degree of success. Totally had to redo the purity seals all over him. They were suck mucky you couldn't even see the white parchment or the scribbly text I had made on them. Will have to redo my scribble lines tonight.
Here's the poorly lit results so far. I'll continue to work on him. Maybe I can stick him in that painting contest. Hah!


I also started painting this random undead guy I had found for a buck. Why? Why not? I had some leftover gold paint from something, and tried to judiciously spread as much of it out as I can. Obviously the gold needs a few more passes.


And while I was painting something else, I was inspired to use the paint I had out to get rolling on this Dwarf ranger from Kings of War. I know he's got a name, but what it is, I don't know.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!


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Made in au
Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Looking cool. I'm actually painting (and trying to finish) a mounted version of that same skeleton at the moment. What kind of legs does he have - and is that an official Mantic Dwarf? It looks like quite a nice model you're doing there.

   
Made in us
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

That's an official Mantic Dwarf. Goes by the name Herneas the Hunter.

http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/dwarfs/product/herneas-the-hunter-1-figure.html

I have no idea what legs that grave guard has. Walking legs? They're armored, I know that.

Haven't been able to get much done this past week. I did try starting up on this guy.



This is the first of the grey knights I've tried doing. He's definitely not done, but I'm happy with what he looks like so far. You can see Captain Stern off to the side there.

I was supposed to get a bunch of other grey knights this past week, but all the sellers I ordered from seem to have forgotten to mail them. Annoying to say the least.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Ouch that sucks about delayed orders =/

If I ever get to play my own character in a D&D game, dwarven caver/ranger is up on the list... Herneas would work well!

 
   
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Consigned to the Grim Darkness






Svalarheima, MA

Hot damn - your Grey Knights look great!

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
Made in us
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

Thanks.

I'm thinking I'm going to cheat and use a Gundam pen on the scrollwork on these guys and save my sanity from trying to paint readable words with my crummy brushes.

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Made in us
Consigned to the Grim Darkness






Svalarheima, MA

Link to said 'Gundam pen' please!

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
Made in us
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

These kinds of Gundam pens:


For panel lines. Super fine tip permanent marker types.

They make paint markers too, in all sorts of various sizes, but I've never been as big of fan of those. Panel line pens are awesome.

I used to be totally addicted to panel lining all my SD Gundams. It's so time consuming and meticulous. A lot like cleaning up restic figures!

Only reason my addiction stopped is all my Gundams got panel lined.

You should be able to find those pens from sellers on Amazon or ebay, or Hobby Link Japan. Heck, some of the local hobby shops even carry them around our neck of the woods. They should get distributed through Right Stuff along with all the other Gundam stuff. Barzam would probably have a better idea than me in that regard.

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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Word of advice, don't use the pen until after you've sealed ththe paint. Otherwise, you run the risk of scratching the paint off and ruining the pen.

Grey Knight does look good though. How many of them did you wind up with?

   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

At this point, I've got these Grey Knights:



A box of Terminators, who all at least have a metallic base coat. I'm thinking I'll use these guys as Paladins. Or at least a few of them, since they're expensive points- wise if we ever play a 40k game



Brother Captain Stern, who I got in metal, new in box, for a fraction of the finecast version's cost, as well as a box of Dreamforge Valkir.

Not entirely pleased with the Valkir. Not a lot of freedom in how they get built, and I screwed up a few of their legs, even though I was following the directions. I do however very much like the bulky knight look to them, and I think they'll look pretty decent hanging out with the other knights.

I did however actually start painting one. Yet another unfinished work in progress.



Not sure what their official colors are, as I tossed the box in the trash as soon as I got them, and I'm too lazy to look online. As annoyed as I was with how these guys fit together (especially their legs, and lack of arm choices) and whether that was my own ineptitude, I am still tempted to pick up a box of the basic troopers to use as an Inquisitorial force of stormtroopers or whatever an Inquisitor is supposed to have.

Barring that, I might grab a few of the Bones scifi dudes instead. I think I have a few... somewhere.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

IMEF dudes (reaper, and several are in bonesium now) are preeeety chunky. Like, their proportions make space marines look good. Or well, they're probably thicker even than cadians and that's saying something. I think they have another group though, Nova something maybe, that run thinner.

I don't like the Eisenkern storm troopers myself because I don't usually do WWII in spaaa'aaace, but the Valkir are interesting. As power armor, not terminator armor, at least for me. They just aren't bulky enough. And they have to have the knight helmets for me to like them. With the knight helmets and swords they really do look like space knights though... not sure *what* I'd use them for but they're kinda growing on me.

Thanks for sharing

 
   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Looking good here Lordy. There's one Mark of FW Terminator armour that's quite a bit less bulky than most of the others, so they work for me.

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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

WELL.

I finally had a moment to actually upload some of the junk I've been working on. It's been quite some time, has it not?

Unfortunately I don't think I've finished any of those Grey Knights or Eisenkern yet. Woops. Got sidetracked by a million other things.

One thing that continues to preoccupy me are my Skaven. Why? I don't know. I painted up a big batch of the old monkey proportion ones, but haven't photographed them yet. Maybe later. I also put together and painted quite a few rat personality types, but we'll get to them later. I did manage to snap a photo of something that has sat on my table for a LOOOOOOOOONG time.



That weapon team has sat on my desk for close to a year probably. I finally sucked it up and started working on them. Then I stopped for a few weeks, and built and painted those rat ogres standing with them. They all need their bases finished in one form or another, but the figures themselves are pretty much done.

Now to get to the other six or seven weapon teams laying around, the doomwheels, the lightning cannons, the storm vermin, the vermin in general... ugh.

Next up is this big guy, who couldn't even fit in the photo entirely.



Can't remember his name, but he's sat semi finished for probably close to a year as well. He was pretty much done for a long time, except for his base. I should probably do something with his teeth and mouth- they look a little plain. I'm just happy I got his base done. I've been trying to play around with grasses and stuff. I think it looks decent for a starting effort.

I've been trying to clear out a lot of stuff that I know I'm just not going to do anything with. That meant a lot of my Privateer stuff has made visits to ebay. Which is sad, because now I'm missing some of them. Some, not all. I cleared out all my Cryx stuff, Khador, my Circle figures, all my Troll troops/ non- personalities, and most of my Minion metals. Thinking I was clear of WMH, I went and bought this because it was really cheap and I've wanted to paint one for a long time. I got him last night, and got this much done on him so far.


His armor colors match up with all my giant mammal units (and skaven heroes) for whenever we have our "Song of Fur and Scales" mammal versus reptile skirmishes.

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Made in us
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

Progress!

Progress continues on my Warpwolf. He's just about done- need to give him a wash and some highlights, but that's about it. Some shading on his nails as well.



Only thing I'm not happy with is how his base photographs. It looks like mushy fungus. Not at all like what it actually looks like. I was trying to be all good and painter- like, putting layers of lighter colors on top of each other to make a nice sandy look, but it all comes out photographed mushy.

Here's what I was working on all weekend though, when I wasn't touching up the wolf.


Tyrant Xerxis! One of the first Hordes figures I ever saw, and one of the figures who got me interested in the line in the first place. I have had this guy for a long time. A LONG TIME. I never thought I could do his design justice. I've been doing so much painting these last couple of years, I felt I could finally give him a shot. I don't know if I zoomed in too closely or what, but the paint looks really splotchy. Wish it hadn't come out like that. I was happy that I got all those stupid intricate details and panels filled in on him. Very time consuming. Thankfully there weren't that many colors involved!

Finishing him has given me a bit more confidence in actually being able to put together an actual Skorne group. I think I'll take it really simple, and just do Xerxis and a pile of Titans. I've got Tiberion, a Gladiator, a Sentinel, and a Bronzeback all waiting to get done. Maybe I'll do the 4 of them together to speed things up. Of course, that Sentinel is metal and in need of serious work...

Here's something I don't think I've ever posted. My Teratons!



I'd gone and sprayed them with a finish this weekend (before it started raining). The Rebs one I feel a bit so-so about, but I'm happy with the results of my Plague version. I have some Dreadball ones coming as well. We'll see how they turn out.

Here's another set of Deadzone figures I started working on as well...



I think it'll be time to do some Relic Knights after all this random stuff! Ooh, and all the ShadowsSea guys that just came out need paint too!

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[DCM]
Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

Love the Teratons. The werewolf looks great, too. Can't really tell what the Forge Guard are up to.

   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Love the Teratons. The werewolf looks great, too. Can't really tell what the Forge Guard are up to.


Forge Guard are doing what they do best- guarding their forges.

I just put a basecoast on them. I'll get them up to snuff once I've got the Skorne and rats out of the way.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Yay terratons! Also, forge guard woot.

 
   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

Forgot to post these guys up the other day.

I actually finished this guy before I did Xerxis.


I was happy with how he turned out. Doing him made me feel like I could tackle Xerxis in the first place. Naturally the photo is way too dark, but I tried to get all that freaking intricate armor detail on him. This was made worse by the fact that he has so many pieces of armor shoved directly into his skin.

I might go back and change the color of the bandages on his arms, as the photo makes it look like the same color as his skin. Maybe it's just the poor lighting that's the problem, or the fact that I took this in the middle of the night.

Next up are my Skorne titans. I spent the evening last night trying to yet again get the paint off my sentinel. I don't know what they used to paint this thing with. Possibly some industrial military grade stuff. It was done up in a nasty garish red. I've got the bulk of it stripped, but there's still clumps in all the cracks and niches, which unfortunately there are quite a few of on this guy. My goal is to have him built and primed by the end of the weekend. We'll see if I can stick to it.

I also finished up this guy.



It's funny how dinky this guy looks, but has such awesome stats in Kings of War. On the other hand, he makes a pretty good dwarf player character. Happy with how his face turned out. He actually has eyes!

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[DCM]
Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

The dwarf looks good. The other guy is a bit too blurry to make out details.

At least on my iPad. Or maybe it's my eyes.

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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

It's quite irritating that my pictures keep coming out blurry. On my phone they're pretty sharp and clear. Not sure where the issue lies.

Happy today since I'll be getting my Hatriya Warriors for Relic Knights. As far as I can tell there are NO pictures of these guys straight out of the box out there. Only photos I can find are pics from shows where painted copies are on display. Curious to see how big they are, as they're a bit more money than any of the other Noh stuff.

In honor of their arrival, I started working on my other Noh figures.



Obviously they still need work, especially the Render dude in the back with the gun. Bases would probably help too. A nice was would help as well. We'll get there.

I spent what little free time I had last night working on my stupid Skorne Sentinel, scraping away crappy paint that will NOT leave the figure under any circumstances, and started filling gaps. I hope I have enough green stuff for the job! It looks like my Bronzeback will be here this weekend as well, so hopefully I'll be priming my elephants on parade soon.

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

The Noh are looking great so far, they look really fun to paint.

   
Made in us
Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

BEHOLD THE GAPLESS SKORNE.



Today was a milestone for me. I don't have a lot of experience with greenstuff. Today I finally sucked it up and gave it a try.

That metal Skorne sentinel on the end with the halberd had massive gaps. Big enough to stick limbs of other figures straight through him. I should have taken photos of it! Got EVERYTHING filled in on the big . Was on a role, so I went ahead and touched up Tiberion as well a Bronzeback that showed up on my doorstep the other day. Happy with my results. They blended in well!

Plus I tried out a new Tamiya primer that I'm quite happy with. Didn't get all grainy on me like my last primer I tried out. Also got a bottle of Army Painter silver I plan on using to batch spray some Mantic Elves as well as some Grey Knights. Fun!

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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

You've done a ton of stuff since I last checked in. I especially like the Warpwolf, the Skaven and the Noh. Those Skorne things look like they'll be bloody scary once they're done as well!

   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

Work has begun on the Bronzeback Titan.



Now to figure out how to make his back bronze. I'm thinking an orange- brown blended in around the height of his back maybe? Something subtle.

At least trying to do all that gold trim is a little easier on such a large figure, compared to when I was doing Naaresh and Xerxis. My goal is to have this one done by the end of the week, and hopefully the entire team done by the end of the month. Still going to need quite a bit of touch up in various spots. Next time I do one of these large models that has their limbs in all sorts of positions, I think I'm going to start painting it in pieces beforehand. Not sure why I didn't this time. I usually do!

With the wife and kids bailing on me to go to Japan a week earlier than me, I'll have some time to possibly get an actual game of Hordes under my belt, which I will no doubt horrendously lose.

Since today is an early dismissal day, I hope to take care of bases for all my Relic Knights and Titans which should clear a rather large spot off my painting area.

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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

The Bronzeback is looking good so far, looking forward to seeing what you do with the orange/brown.

   
Made in us
Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

Your stuff is looking good. I've been very slow since getting back, so I think you've overtaken me in terms of productivity. Then again, I'm slowing myself down by working on stuff other than figures.

   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

You got that house to work on.

Oh lordy lord do you ever have to work on that house.

Been there, done that.

I find the urge to paint comes in waves. I'll go gung- ho for a while, get a bunch done, and then lethargically sit and stare at everything on the table waiting for it to magically paint itself.

I'd ask you to get your Menoth stuff out, but it's all in storage so I doubt that happens any time soon. I may just have to loan you some Hordes stuff if I want to play against you.

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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

The house is going. I mean, we've got the downstairs painted.

I've been working on 15mm stuff, terrain, and my new walking tank. That stuff takes time.

   
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Mighty Kroxigor Ancient





California the Southern

 Barzam wrote:
The house is going. I mean, we've got the downstairs painted.

I've been working on 15mm stuff, terrain, and my new walking tank. That stuff takes time.


Show some work in progress pics then. I'm curious about your terrain and 15mm stuff. You never did show me any!

Was it vehicles or just infantry? I know you got infantry.

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