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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




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I like the green cannon things on the rat. Fancy knight person lookin' sweet too!

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 WarbossDakka wrote:
I like the green cannon things on the rat. Fancy knight person lookin' sweet too!


Thanks! I was kinda worried the cannon ammo looked too much like tennis balls!


So it's been a little while.
I managed to hurt my back again, so painting has been off the agenda, and instead I've been putting together all my unassembled Kingdom Death minis:-



Turns out I have a lot more than I thought!

So as my New Years Resolution, I've decided to spend the year working to reduce this particular pile of plastic.
I've started with the Gorm Armoured Survivors:-



I'm still not a huge fan of these multi-pose minis, but the amount of detail and general weirdness does make up for the awkwardness of the assembly and posing a bit.


The stuff I was painting will return one day, unfortunately I do rapidly lose interest in things if I stop working on them, it's why I have so many unfinished minis packed away in boxes.

   
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Hello again, apologies for the lack of updates.
I've been painting, but this whole plog thing has been feeling a bit pointless, so I kept putting off making updates.

Any ways, making slow but steady progress on my Kingdom Death stuff, painted up the Dung Beetle Knight:-






Who was a fun , if time consuming, mini to paint.

Finished 3 of my Gorm Armoured Survivors:-

Old Man


Creep


Creepette


I'm waiting until I finish the set before I take nicer pictures of them, but I'm pretty burnt out on them (I'm not very good at this batch painting thing), so it'll be a while before that happens.


On the work in progress front, I've got a test Sunstalker Armoured Survivor who is mostly finished:-



Despite being an archery heavy armour set, I hate the quivers that come with it, so this is the only one I've assembled with a bow, and I'm using it as more of a funky double ended sword.

And a mostly finished Twilight Ninja:-



Just her sword and shoes to go.

Away from the world of KD, I'm also working on an Tauvox (I think I spelt that right).

...And it appears I forgot to take a picture of that one, so that will have to wait for next time.


   
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Fantastic work all around, I'm really digging your style. That Twilight ninja is that a KD model too? It looks fantastic even if the photos are a bit blurry. Can't wait to see what you do with that Taurox, I have a couple to paint myself but haven't gotten around to it, I can't decide on a scheme.

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Ehh? I could have sworn I put a reply in yesterday. I'll try and repeat what I said though.

I love the stone (boulder? I think its a boulder. I kind of hope it's a boulder ) head model, and you've nailed the ancient stone look on it. The technique you've used is great for the model!

The scaled armour also takes a lot of skill, an impressive feat if I do say so

As for the lady at the bottom, the white and blue is a very refreshing colour scheme after looking at more gritty stuff recently. I know it isn't finished, so it should look great when the detail is put in on the face and hair in particular. That model is full of character, and a bright colour palette has served it well. Fantastic work mate

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Inevitable_Faith wrote:Fantastic work all around, I'm really digging your style. That Twilight ninja is that a KD model too? It looks fantastic even if the photos are a bit blurry. Can't wait to see what you do with that Taurox, I have a couple to paint myself but haven't gotten around to it, I can't decide on a scheme.


Thanks! Yes, the Twilight Ninja is from KD, she's their company mascot and they're always putting her in different costumes.
I haven't settled on a colour scheme for my Taurox either, I've been busy painting the inside (I know it can't be seen, but if I don't paint it, it'll bother me).

WarbossDakka wrote:Ehh? I could have sworn I put a reply in yesterday. I'll try and repeat what I said though.

I love the stone (boulder? I think its a boulder. I kind of hope it's a boulder ) head model, and you've nailed the ancient stone look on it. The technique you've used is great for the model!

The scaled armour also takes a lot of skill, an impressive feat if I do say so

As for the lady at the bottom, the white and blue is a very refreshing colour scheme after looking at more gritty stuff recently. I know it isn't finished, so it should look great when the detail is put in on the face and hair in particular. That model is full of character, and a bright colour palette has served it well. Fantastic work mate


Thanks! I was really pleased with the textured look I managed to get on the stone, it's one of those rare times I got drybrushing to work right!


Not much to report on, I've been incapacitated with a bad back for most of last week, but I did a bit today and want to get into the habit of regular updates again.

Twilight Ninja is finished, but I can't get to my photo set-up to take a nice piccy, so here's some desk piccys after I'd finished painting but before I'd based her:-



I've finished painting the inside of my Taurox:-



Now I just need to finish the two crewmen, before I seal them inside forever:-



I'm taking my time with them as they're the test colour scheme for the rest of the troopers in the set.

Also, despite my good intentions to concentrate on my Kingdom Death stuff, I've dug into my Games Workshop box again, and I've started an Ork Painboy:-



Just done the skin so far.

   
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I continue to make slow but steady progress!

Finally got some finished pictures of the Twilight Ninja (I needed to figure out a new photo setup and an annoyingly simple solution popped up after much time wasted faffing about):-




Not much to report on the Work in Progress front, I managed to hurt my back (again), I have now learnt how I can still paint while it heals but it does still slow me up considerably.
My Ork Painboy is nearing completion though:-



Should be done by next week.
The Taurox is on hold at the mo though, I managed to lose the driver and until I can move out the sofa to rescue him there's nothing I can really do to it.

   
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Looks like an ace model, fantastic highlighting on the hair. You've got the impression of the reflecting light dead on.Well done! Hope the back gets better.

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I like your use of color and the different subjects. Your metallics are really awesome too. Not sure about the KD purple and blue guys, but to each their own!
   
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WarbossDakka wrote:Looks like an ace model, fantastic highlighting on the hair. You've got the impression of the reflecting light dead on.Well done! Hope the back gets better.


Thanks! Yeah, I think that's some of my best painted hair to date.

kestral wrote:I like your use of color and the different subjects. Your metallics are really awesome too. Not sure about the KD purple and blue guys, but to each their own!


Thanks!
The idea was to highlight how weird and exotic the materials that they made their armour from are, but I admit it may have gone a bit wrong.


Got the Painboy finished:-




Had a lot of fun painting him up, I will have to get some more Orks in the future.

On the Work in Progress front, still can't rescue my Taurox driver, so I've made a start on the Bloodreaper, a large scale display mini from Mindworks:-



He's been a serious pain in the bum to assemble (why can't everything be hard plastic?), but things are going smoother now I'm at the painting stage.

   
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The Twilight Ninja is really nice. Great job.

I like the Painboy. Interesting choice on the skin tone.

Thanks for sharing!


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Nice work all around! It's always fun to see a different take on the typical green ork skin.

   
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Thanks guys! I can only really paint the one skin tone, so I use it for everything.


I've finished a mini, but not the one I was working on, it's Grand Master Voldus:-




Gotta get myself some more old man Space Marines, they look so cool!


In case anyone is wondering what happened to the Bloodreaper, the assembly problems kept reoccurring and the stupid thing just wouldn't stay together, so he's back in the box for now.
In other Work in Progress news, I'm back to getting some more Kingdom Death stuff done:-


Starting with getting the Manhunter finished.

   
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Manhunter's coat is looking good.
   
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He's one sweet looking miniature. I'm also envious of your clothing painting skills, I can never get that right.

If you're looking for more old men to paint, I always loved the pose for the Watch Master. A stoic pose for an old Marine.

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Very refreshing to see a grey knight who's not all silver, great job. The skin tones and clothing on that manhunter are fantastic.

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youwashock wrote:Manhunter's coat is looking good.


Thanks!

WarbossDakka wrote:He's one sweet looking miniature. I'm also envious of your clothing painting skills, I can never get that right.

If you're looking for more old men to paint, I always loved the pose for the Watch Master. A stoic pose for an old Marine.


Thanks!

Yeah, he's already on my (ever growing) wishlist.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Very refreshing to see a grey knight who's not all silver, great job. The skin tones and clothing on that manhunter are fantastic.


Thanks!

I like coming up with my own colour schemes, plus it stops me endlessly comparing my minis with their vastly superior official versions.


Another finished mini, when I dug out my half-painted Manhunter, I also dug out 'Smiler' my half-painted Blightking colour scheme test mini:-




Now I've got the colours sorted, I can get the rest of the set painted... Eventually.

On the Work in Progress front, the Manhunter is all painted up, just got the base to do (I based him when I was going through a phase of using lots of resin bits on my bases, so they take a while to paint).

Fresh to the painting table, I've got another Gathering Storm mini Cawl:-



Well his lower half at the moment, had to leave him in quite a few bits to get into all the nooks and crannies.

   
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Though I'm not too fond on skin toned Nurgle, you got the metallics down pat. Well done!

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 WarbossDakka wrote:
Though I'm not too fond on skin toned Nurgle, you got the metallics down pat. Well done!


Thanks! I was worried he was a bit too shiny for a Nurgle dude.


Finally got the Manhunters base finished:-



Glad I've got another Kingdom Death mini out the way, but there's still so many left to do!

On the WIP front, Cawl continues slowly but surely:-



I think the colour scheme is making him look kinda evil though.

   
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The manhunter model came out fantastic and that base is stunning. Great job. Loving the alternate take on Cawls colour scheme, to me he always looked "morally ambiguous" at best anyways, I'm not getting an evil vibe from your colour scheme at all.

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Thanks! All my Kingdom Death minis were originally going to have bases like that, then I realized it was going to cost me a small fortune in resin accessories! Plus the range seems to be moving towards unique base inserts for each mini.


Finished another mini, not Cawl (more on him later), but Kingdom Deaths Percival:-




I went a little too pale with her face, so it bleaches out pretty bad in piccys, but it looks okay-ish in hand so I'm happy.

On the work in progress front, I'm getting there slowly (very slowly) with Cawl. I've finished his bottom half:-



And made him a snazzy base:-



And made decent progress on his top half:-



but I've still got a lot of fiddly bits to paint up and attach.

While Cawl is going to be my main focus for now, I've also made a start on my remaining Blightkings:-



They are at a very early stage though.

   
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Gorgeous work as always Aku-chan. I don't know if it's the paint you use or the colour selection or what but your style is very unique and appealing, the word "soft" comes to mind and they remind me of well animated cartoon characters. That Percival is great, the padded skirt looks plushy (a standout feature to me) and everything has a nice crispness to it. If I had to make any critiques it'd be that his eyes could use the brush. I know it's a pain to paint eyes on models so small but in his case I feel it'd be well worth the effort.

The progress on Cawl is looking great, can't wait to see him all put together. I'm normally not a fan of nurgle models but what you've done so far looks great. That skin tone emphasizes once again that "soft" style and makes me feel like if I were to poke them they're skin would actually be squishy. Good job.

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Wow, the blue skirt on the Percival miniature is awesome, it looks watery but gem like as well. I love it!

Cawl is shaping up very well too, it's nice seeing Cawl in a different colour scheme to the usual Mars scheme. Well done Aku!

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Inevitable_Faith wrote:Gorgeous work as always Aku-chan. I don't know if it's the paint you use or the colour selection or what but your style is very unique and appealing, the word "soft" comes to mind and they remind me of well animated cartoon characters. That Percival is great, the padded skirt looks plushy (a standout feature to me) and everything has a nice crispness to it. If I had to make any critiques it'd be that his eyes could use the brush. I know it's a pain to paint eyes on models so small but in his case I feel it'd be well worth the effort.

The progress on Cawl is looking great, can't wait to see him all put together. I'm normally not a fan of nurgle models but what you've done so far looks great. That skin tone emphasizes once again that "soft" style and makes me feel like if I were to poke them they're skin would actually be squishy. Good job.


Thanks! I've never considered that I have a painting style, but cartoony seems very fitting!
Yeah, Percivals eye is a little too large to leave unpainted, I might go back and tackle it one day, when I'm feeling a little braver.

WarbossDakka wrote:Wow, the blue skirt on the Percival miniature is awesome, it looks watery but gem like as well. I love it!

Cawl is shaping up very well too, it's nice seeing Cawl in a different colour scheme to the usual Mars scheme. Well done Aku!


Thanks!
The blue is a colour I don't use too often as it has a weird finish when dried, but it worked out well if not the way I intended!


So it's been a little while, most of May was pretty much a write-off painting-wise, but Cawl is finished:-




Now I have him finished, he is a little bit too busy detail-wise, but overall he was a very fun project to work on.

On the work in progress front, the Blightkings are getting there slowly:-



Not sure why I keep trying to batch paint things, it's just not something I'm good at and actually means they take longer to finish.

Also working on a Screaming Antelope from Kingdom Death:-



Wanted something a little simpler to work on after the madness that was Cawl.

   
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Looks like Cawl is a heretic after all - he's looking menacing! Green is a great colour choice for him, and contrasts well with the cream colours on his back. The cloak looks realistic too, very well blended I think. Well done!

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Cawl looks stunning, great work. That green sludge on the base is so vibrant, I love it. It looks like it's glowing, what did you use and how'd you get it so bright?

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WarbossDakka wrote:Looks like Cawl is a heretic after all - he's looking menacing! Green is a great colour choice for him, and contrasts well with the cream colours on his back. The cloak looks realistic too, very well blended I think. Well done!


Thanks!

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Cawl looks stunning, great work. That green sludge on the base is so vibrant, I love it. It looks like it's glowing, what did you use and how'd you get it so bright?


Thanks!
With the sludge, I painted the bottom of the puddles white, then filled them up with several layers of PVA glue and then finally painted over that with Vallejo Fluorescent Green.


Finished another mini, my 2nd Blightking Mr. Jingles:-



Unfortunately, I'm completely burnt out on Blightkings now (again, why am I trying to batch paint?), so it'll probably be a while before I finish the final 3.

Nothing on the work in progress front.
I made a start on one of my Sky Dwarves, but messed up his armour, so that kinda killed my painting enthusiasm and I'm going to take a little break until I feel motivated again.

   
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Thank you for the puddles advice, I'll definitely be throwing that technique in my painters toolkit. The blightking looks great, hopefully you get your mojo back quickly so we can see more of your fantastic work.

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Thanks!


Since I can't seem to stop buying things, I had to get back to the painting.
Got a couple of minis finished this time, first there's the Screaming Antelope from Kingdom Death:-




I'm not actually too fond of the monsters from Kingdom Death (I prefer my minis to be a lot more detail heavy), so it was a bit of a struggle to finish, but I think it turned out okay.

I also finished my 3rd Blightking, Wriggly Jim:-



Just two left!

   
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