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thanks Theo. You got it - pallid wych flesh, watered down carroburg crimson wash, more wych flesh then highlight by adding whitescar.
   
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Maharg wrote:
thanks Theo. You got it - pallid wych flesh, watered down carroburg crimson wash, more wych flesh then highlight by adding whitescar.

Thanks, I have a project to try that on.....eventually.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Tyranids look good. Jazzed to see some =][= stuff going on. Love that you have used the Locus. Such a great model. Beastman came out very well. I will echo the praise for the fair skintone.
   
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Those gargoyles look great, you seem to have found the knack for the contrast paints on nids.

The Beastman looks cool, will his mates also be similarly toned? Great blending in his skin!

A great start on the inquisitor and his retinue. Given the tight turnaround, will they be getting the contrast treatment ?

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Thanks, I have a project to try that on.....eventually.


No problem, looking forward to see what you have planned

Tyranids look good. Jazzed to see some =][= stuff going on. Love that you have used the Locus. Such a great model. Beastman came out very well. I will echo the praise for the fair skintone.

Yeah the locus is a great model, had to include it in the retinue somewhere. Inquisition stuff is for a narrative 40K event where you need a inquisitor and retinue as part of the army. Went last year and really enjoyed it, good to have an event with more fluffy armies. Good excuse to model up some random dudes. Must dig out last year's retinue for the blog.

Those gargoyles look great, you seem to have found the knack for the contrast paints on nids.

The Beastman looks cool, will his mates also be similarly toned? Great blending in his skin!

A great start on the inquisitor and his retinue. Given the tight turnaround, will they be getting the contrast treatment ?

Thanks gobert, contrast is certainly working well for the little nids, carapaces on the bigger bugs aren't looking too good to be honest. No contrast planned on the retinue - I found with the nids that it takes a lot of trial and error to get the right look before you can get on with the quick painting, not to mention the cost of buying loads more paints! I have a few days off work before the event so hopefully that will suffice...


I've done a bit more building of the retinue, but first up - I've reached page 3 of the blog so time to celebrate by painting a random old mini - this time an old wood elf musician:



Tried to have a go at a crystal blade, went ok for a first try but defintely needs more practice (looks worse in the photos than in real life). Other than that fairly pleased with how it turned out.

The retinue has expanded, just the inquisitor and a familiar to finish. Here are the built models

the familiar so far, still needs some wings, an arm and a lot more work on the green stuff robes (the green stuff robes are new for me as well, only really used it for filling in gaps before. Not really got the skills for it but good learning):

and finally the inquisitor. I didn't want him to be the standard heroic looking inquisitor so I made him small and hunched using a skaven plague monk, though he does look a bit like a child with the big staff, maybe I should reduce its size? Not the finished model as he's going to be riding on a servitor walker thing to make the model stand out a bit more in the retinue
   
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First off, that musician is glorious. The greens are supremely well done. Second, loving the idea of a diminutive Inquisitor leading a group of followers.
   
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I agree, the wood elf looks great, the sword and gems work well together to brighten the model.

The inquisition always struck me as a place where you didn’t have to be double hard. Being overly pious and cruel should work just fine too! Your hunched, twists inquisitor fits the latter bill nicely

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HATE Club, East London

His sword is a bit leafy.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Thanks all for comments. Not got much done but some small progress on the inquisitors transport servitor. Still no paint on them and only 8 or so painting days left...
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Some progress on the retinue, not as much as I'd hoped but most models are at least game ready. Still two days to go
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That black/red/gold scheme is money. I hope they serve you well in the event.
   
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HATE Club, East London

Is that retinue for The Silent War? Have fun, if so. I can't go this year. :(

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Youwashock - can't really go wrong with red/black/gold, good fallback option when time is short.

Fifty - They are for silent war. Were you at the last one at HATE?

Well, I've pretty much run out of time, only finished five of the models though I'm fairly pleased with how they turned out. The rest are base coated/shaded which will have to do, unless I can find the time for a couple of choice highlights. Don't think I've ever taken a fully finished army to an event, maybe next time..

First up the inquisitor - with more time I would have liked to do more with the I he's standing on, it looks a bit thin:


And the other finished models, a hospitaller, interrogator, familiar and pariah:



   
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Great stuff. The interrogator does not look like someone to trifle with. The globes and vials on the hospitaler are superb, and the fiery little Inquisitor is a treat.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice conversions and re-purposed models Maharg.

Cheers,

CB


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Antwerp

The hospitaller looks crisp. The torso on the pariah is also well executed. Nice skin tone you've managed.

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Very talented you are, nice work every thing looks awesome!!.

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Thanks for the comments all, always good to hear some feedback. The event last week went well with our team coming second, only 2 points (out of around 230) behind the winners. Though winning/losing really comes second to having a good time, particularly in this type of narrative event, and in that respect it was certainly a success. Looking forward to another Silent War next year - might have to start working on a warband soon to make sure I finish the models on time..

Not much in the way of models to show, but I have made a start on this month's dakka painting challenge, metal and wheels, base coats and washes done on this Ravenwing biker


I picked up Warcry when it came out and have just started building some of the terrain. I've told myself I'm not going to play it until everything is painted, hoping that might inspire me to get it done, there is a lot of plastic in that box


I'm also considering doing something for armies on parade as a deadline always helps with progress. Could combine this with the warcry project, maybe adding a few more daemons and or chaos warriors to fill out the board, but I'm also tempted to paint up a load of Imperial defense line terrain I never got around to and maybe some guard to go with it. The 40k option could also include my inquisitor retinue which would help with the motivation to finish the rest off

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Finished my painting challenge entry, bit rushed at the end so didn't have time for a few things like freehand on the shoulder pad and energy effects on the sword but it is one more mini off the to do list




I've also built a bit more warcry stuff.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work on the bike Maharg. Every painted model is a victory against the pile of the unpainted.

Cheers,

CB


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Thanks Captain. Long way to go with winning the painting war though..

This week has mainly been building some more Warcry models, now have all the furies and raptoryx built along with most of the buildings. On the painting front I finished some contrast spore mines for the nids and tested a couple of methods for the Warcry terrain on a couple of the small scatter pieces:

   
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Va

Alot of nice stuff in this blog. Your highlights are consistently impressive and clean. Nice work.


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Very excited to see you do warcry stuff. I have the splintered fang and corcus cabal ready to get started. Looking foward to the corvus cabal the most.

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The contrast has given very neat effect on the terrain. The spore mines look very effective. I once played a friend when Tyranids first came out and fielded 200+ spore mines just for giggles. I used pennies and flipped them from head to tales to show which ones I had moved already. Each time. Moved one I’d ask him “do you surrender yet?” Then go through the random movement of each one. He surrendered about twenty moves into the game and then I got out my real army .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Theophony,

Yes, the contrast paints did a stellar job on the terrain pieces.

Cheers,

CB


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Hey Maharg. Yeah, I was at Silent War at HATE last year. I had the Raven Guard, a few Grey Knights and the pair of old-school terminator inquisitors. What did you take?

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Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Alot of nice stuff in this blog. Your highlights are consistently impressive and clean. Nice work.


Welcome to the blog Squall and thanks for the comments

Very excited to see you do warcry stuff. I have the splintered fang and corcus cabal ready to get started. Looking foward to the corvus cabal the most.


thanks flapjack. It's a good set and I'm looking forward to getting it done - I've told myself I can only play it once it's painted. If I like the game I'll add some more warbands. Look forward to your take on those two bands

The contrast has given very neat effect on the terrain. The spore mines look very effective. I once played a friend when Tyranids first came out and fielded 200+ spore mines just for giggles. I used pennies and flipped them from head to tales to show which ones I had moved already. Each time. Moved one I’d ask him “do you surrender yet?” Then go through the random movement of each one. He surrendered about twenty moves into the game and then I got out my real army .


lol, sounds like a good way to lose friends with that spore army!
It seems I didn't write that last post very well - the walls used very little contrast paint, just tinting a few bottles on the floor, the rest of the walls were done using normal paints. Don't want to give any false impressions as to what contrast can do.

Yes, the contrast paints did a stellar job on the terrain pieces.


another one fooled by my unclear writing! I might try using contrast on another small wall section to see how it comes out though

Hey Maharg. Yeah, I was at Silent War at HATE last year. I had the Raven Guard, a few Grey Knights and the pair of old-school terminator inquisitors. What did you take?


Great to see those models again - that event brings out some cool old models and conversions. I took this Magos and retinue, backed up with some AdMech and Armiger knights:



I've not been very productive this week, just done some base coats and wash on a warcry building and built some Shadespire warbands. Played a few games with the Godsworn Hunt, lost most - usual problem for me with Shadespire, agree a game then don't make a deck beforehand and end up just using the faction specific cards which didn't work well for the hunt. Thankfully my friend was as lazy as me with his deck so it wasn't too painful but the Fyreslayer cards seem a bit more focused and work a bit better. Did manage a draw in one game once I swapped out a couple of cards.






   
 
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