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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




These took me a lot longer than anticipated, due to getting distracted by other projects.

I also tried something a little different- instead of glossing the models with Pledge and then washing, I mixed the Pledge directly into the wash. Unfortunately, I think it worked a little too well- they're not as dark as the previous models, and some of the shading is a bit too stark for my taste. I might try reducing the proportion of Pledge slightly and see what it does.

   
Made in fi
Emboldened Warlock





Finland, Espoo

Beautiful stuff oncce again.

I really liked the group shot.

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




After a little more experimentation I think I've got the wash behaving the way I want it to. There's a little bit of unwanted pooling, but overall it's giving a good mix of shading recesses and blending transitions.

So, here's my Grenadier suicide team. They never last longer than the turn after jumping out of a Centaur, but usually that's all they need to make their points back.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Canada

Beautiful work catbarf.

A great scheme and wonderfully painted.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

These are wonderful. They manage to be gritty and grimdark without being dingy and black and hard to actually see.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
Made in qa
Fresh-Faced New User




These are all really good. Query: on the last picture what gun is the lead soldier carrying?
   
Made in de
Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

Qyleterys wrote:
These are all really good. Query: on the last picture what gun is the lead soldier carrying?

It is a hot-shot lasgun of the pattern carried by DKoK (I think a Lucius-pattern).

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




Thanks all for the praise! I'm really happy that all the time I spent with R&D has been worth it, as the scheme is quite simple to paint- mostly just basecoat, one highlight, wash.

Fifty, you basically read my intent perfectly. I think the bright, vibrant WW1 French uniforms are a perfect base for weathering and mud. I really feel it does the sculpts a disservice to paint them in dark colors that hide their details.

Qyleterys- Haighus is right, it's a hot-shot lasgun (or hellgun), standard armament of Grenadiers. Because the BBQ squad is otherwise kitted up, only the watchmaster (sergeant) is actually carrying one.

Anyways, after some general reflection I came to the conclusion that while I really enjoyed converting and painting the AdMech sculpts, a whole army isn't for me. I've sold them to a guy who was looking to get into 40K, so they've gone to a good home, and instead I plan to paint some Tyranids, returning to my first army. I'm taking the approach of not having more than one box of Tyranids in my backlog, so I'll buy them as I paint them and see how committed I end up being.

Here's a final test scheme for the tentatively-named Hive Fleet Karkinos. It's mostly painted with washes, and the only traditional highlighting is on the eyes and teeth, so this makes for a low-effort and relaxing diversion from the Death Korps.



I'm simultaneously working on the Death Korps officers (two Lieutenants and a Marshal), so I should have those up next.
   
Made in de
Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

That scheme looks amazing!

catbarf wrote:
low-effort


*Looks at model covered in tiny dots*

My own painting efforts are lacking

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
Made in fi
Emboldened Warlock





Finland, Espoo

Really well working color scheme for Tyranids! Loving the vibrant colors.
Looking forward to see those officers.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Great painting, and great plog It's a joy to hear your thoughts and see your progress as these armies really come to life. Like these lads:
catbarf wrote:
And lastly, here's the full army:

Have an exalt months after the finish

Nid looks great, going to be another tremendous army.

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
 
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