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Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





drinking tea in the snow

They are a wonderful horde

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Woooo!!! Well I hit my end of February deadline, sort of. Everything done except the bases, do they count?

After some long extra hours I was able to get the wash of Seraphim Sepia on, and then do all the details for the models to finish up the painting. Rather than post each individual phase here, this one pic sorta wraps it all up. I did the weapon details prior to washing them, this was done with Yriel Yellow, and the "sacs" on the gun were hit with a bit of Camo Green. Then the old Firey Orange post-wash to start the little carapace decorative highlights, Yriel Yellow again, and then a washy Mephison Red to bring the edges back down and enrichen the color a bit. Same for the Zoanthropes, except I started with red on those guys and worked up.

I was able to get sand and paint on all the bases (72 models total) in time for my first game with them. Just some static grass and cleanup with black on the base itself and we have ourselves a finished product.



My first game out with them post-paint was cut short for time, but overall was a mutual slaughter with the Nids having a bit of an advantage at the end. I made a couple mistakes, mostly just throwing my models on the table being happy that they were basically done, but I'll have to improve my generalship for next time around. I think some reorganization of squads is in order, and I'll have to rank up better to protect my shooting a bit more. Also our local Primaris-only opponent has tightened up his list and improved his own generalship a bit since the last time we fought, giving me a bit of a headache mid-game using his Repulsor to charge multiple units and stopping a lot of my firepower for a crucial turn. That said, the loads of Deathspitter shots from the Warriors was awesome. I've already begun organizing my next batch of Warriors with more Deathspitters, since overall I think they're more useful than the Boneswords. It may be a little while before I want to paint Warriors again, but we'll see how they play over the next month or two.








Hopefully I can get the bases done before my next outing with them.

And They Shall Not Fit Through Doors!!!

Tyranid Army Progress -- With Classic Warriors!:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/743240.page#9671598 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Purging on ctf_2fort

AMAZING! Well done!

Fantastic pictures, really glad that you got them all finished, they look incredible. I love the carapaces!

   
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[DCM]
Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny CoCal

Man I love the old warriors...

   
Made in au
Daring Dark Eldar Raider Rider





Canberra

These have turned out so nicely, dang.

"..and all his austeren host..." - my hobby projects tumblr.

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Kings of War/Fantasy: Bretonnians. Full Thrust: Oceanic Union and Sa'Vasku. Bolt Action: Poland. 40K: Dark Eldar. 
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Damn dude, way to see a crazy project all the way through, awesome result when out in force

Small thing, what colors did you use for your basing? I've been looking for a simple badlands scheme for my (very pale) daemons, that might fit the bill.

- Salvage

CORUSCATING III: AOS TIZZ REPORTS 
   
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Thanks guys! I'm really happy with how they turned out as an army and looking forward to adding to it. I'm not sure what unit do next yet. I have a bunch of the original Genestealers though, so that's high on the list. I also have some Raveners scheduled to show up at some point, and that's going to improve my maneuverability as I'm playing Jormangundr and they'll allow my Warriors to come up out of tunnels. That should be pretty epic.

 Boss Salvage wrote:
Damn dude, way to see a crazy project all the way through, awesome result when out in force

Small thing, what colors did you use for your basing? I've been looking for a simple badlands scheme for my (very pale) daemons, that might fit the bill.

- Salvage


I cheated a bit on the bases, using an artists acrylic as the base coat because it's cheaper by volume and a tube lasts for years. Plus I can water it down a bunch so it spreads nice and easy over the sand. I used M. Grahm Artists' Color, either Raw Umber or Burnt Umber, I forget which. I have tubes of both in my mini-paint case and honestly I just use the one that I can open at the time. Looking at the bases, I probably used Burnt Umber as the base, which is a little redder. Raw Umber is darker and a little cooler. Over that I drybrush Tau Light Ochre, and sometimes a light brushing of Screaming Skull. I was a little worried that if I lightened the bases on these guys too much it would blend too much with the brown on the model, so I'll take them to the gaming tables a few times and see if they want that last dusting or not.

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And They Shall Not Fit Through Doors!!!

Tyranid Army Progress -- With Classic Warriors!:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/743240.page#9671598 
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Appreciate the breakdown. I actually have some old Delta Ceramcoat 'Burnt Umber' that's one of my favorite brown paints, may see how that works out for me along with the ochre.

*looks back at the game shots and marvels at the horde of alien weirdness gawking their way towards the UM *

- Salvage

CORUSCATING III: AOS TIZZ REPORTS 
   
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Plaguelord Titan Princeps of Nurgle






Jacksonville, NC

This is amazing! Thanks for this

Nurgle/CSM aficionado - Check out my P&M Blog! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/745328.page 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Fantastic! It is surprising how much a modern paintjob can save old, seemingly bad models. And those warriors are surprisingly big! The orange spots really pushed the look from decent to really good.

   
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Imo the orange was crucial to the scheme, otherwise it was too bland. I wanted a scheme that was sort of natural and dark-ish, so that it looked semi-realistic and threatening, but it needed a little pick-me-up at the end. I took inspiration from poisonous frogs and deep sea fish.

Yeah the old Warriors are taller than the new ones, although the new ones are bulkier. I got a shot of these guys vs. some of the new Primaris. Nice to know primaris marines aren't the biggest troops in the game


And They Shall Not Fit Through Doors!!!

Tyranid Army Progress -- With Classic Warriors!:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/743240.page#9671598 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Purging on ctf_2fort

Really fun shot! I love the retro sci-fi look of these Warriors. It’s amazing just how much detail they have, especially considering that they were hand-sculpted all those years ago. Once again, really superb paint jobs. It will be fun to see what other battles they get into, and what other additions you might make! Perhaps you can find an old-skool metal Tyrant/Flyrant, or some Gargoyles?

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Amazing work. You really have put the hard graft in and its paid off mightily! Nothing but love for this project and huge respect for a job seriously well done.

   
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Killer Klaivex







Absolutely gorgeous. Never seen the classics rehabilitated so well.

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Regular Dakkanaut




Good god this was an amazing project to read through. I love those old sculpts!
   
 
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