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Executing Exarch






 ingtaer wrote:
Looks good mate, it is hard to tell with a photograph on the varnishing but if you are not happy with it maybe knock it back with some dulcoate and try again?
That yellow looks great and I think you are being well too hard on yourself.
My only slight criticism would be that maybe it wants for a different spot colour? Maybe red/orange gems rather than the blue for at least a couple.


Thanks ma dudes.

I think I'll stick to it as a reminder. I'm going to have a look on how you're supposed to use ard coat tomorrow haha...


You might be onto something with the red accent gems ingtear. I added red to my wraiths but I think the tabard plates are too big of a part and didn't like how they turned out.
But orange/deep red gems might be just the thing.

I was considering doing orange trim for my characters instead of the yellow like my man Finnan who inspired the hell out of me when I first got back into the hobby: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2190/269370.page. (Such a shame the guy stopped painting/updating his work) But I wussed out in the end due to understanding the level of work that man put into his models. Paragon of dedication!

I will chuck some red gems onto my farseer to test the waters.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in nz
Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

Nice Eldar man, he is looking absolutely awesome. I love Eldar.

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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Argive, my army has a similar backstory.

I like the Spiritseer a lot. The skulls on the base are a nice touch

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 25 pages of Badab War, Eldar and other assorted projects 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






And finally the support weapons are done. at least enough that im willing to call it a day. The spinners and D- cannons are my favorite. spinners particularly as I enjoy wet blending/blending.

Surprisingly a lot of detail and awkward painting on these. Anyway, I like how they turned out for the most part. They are salvaged ebay models that were pre glued and primed so did some tidying up and re-primed. Lost a bit of the detail but overall it worked out as fine as can be expected.

Learned a valuable lesson; make sure the crew dudes back is not in the way of the weapon and also, to cut away a gap so that the weapons slot in without grinding against the platform...



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I really dont know how to make these not upside down...
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Sweet artillery. I am partial to the Distort cannons, but the Spinners really stand out.
   
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Executing Exarch






Thanks. I was inspired by Bellerophon's war spiders. Nowhere near as good as him but progress I feel has been somewhat made.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice job Argive.

Cheers,

CB

34 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Good to see progress continuing. Are you painting a spcecific army, or bits you like?

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
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Its my specific Eraftworld Eldar.
The have their own fluff/background & scheme. Think I talked about it a bit in my first post.

Im going to do some side pieces for display when I feel I need a break and actualy have some display space. For the time being Eldar is the top, midle and bottom of the pile.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






I have finished my farseer and his two warlock chums.

2 of the conclave are born. Only another 8 to go for a full squad lol. Haven't come up with their names yet. Need to sleep on it. Open to sugestions.
A bit disappointed in how the "heat" singing spears turned out, struggled to blend stuff in such a small area. I think would have been better with an airbrush but couldn't be bothered to set up just for those two guys..


@Ingtaer - Thank you for the suggestion of mixing up different colour gems and spotting some red. I think this makes it pop.
I like the war paint on the warlocks for the mos part/ Turned out a bit thicker than intended. I think I'm getting some new brushes come payday with some better points lol.

Next is the wraith lord finally!
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Looks good. I like the markings on their masks. The spears look cool. If you wanted to add a little more "heat", you could put just a touch of white at the furthest points. Looking forward to a group of 10!
   
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Thanks!

I did but these warlock blades are very thick so there isn't really a proper edge to them so was finding it tricky.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Yeah, those blades really are chunky. The effects aren't as bad as you make out! My eye isn't drawn there anyway, the helmets are really nicely shaded and I like the 'warpaint'/markings. That's something a bit unusual that you don't really see many people do, and especially on the face it draws the focus.
   
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Indeed. Old skool models Really shows next to the farseer lol.


Thanks I'm happy how they turned out. And the eyes as well. Didn't blotch them up and retained detail which I really struggle with lol So will take that as improvement..

The face paint was inspirered by Finans Blog.. His execution was a million times better naturally…

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Executing Exarch






I have finished my wraithlord right on the final day of the paint challenge!

Quite happy how this chap turned out. Apart from the cloth of the tabard. I have completely made a mess of it. I have never painted clothing this long and straight so my usual techniques were laughably inadequate.. Really irks me but wont repaint it. Ill keep it as a reminder to do better next time. I have taken previous advice onboard and have added some highlights to the black so he's not so dull. Worked a treat. I think maybe if I went whole hog and painted all the bumps as gems he would be even more awesome? I know they are not technicaly gems but reminds me of the wraiths in DOW 3. Its a cool look but was afraid it would make him "too busy".

Had a lot of fun converting him and building and with making the base. Bit of varnish to make a puddle behind the barbed wire, some skulls, the Toxic UV resin! That stuff is so dope! The GF said I was excited like small child with his new toy.. I wanted to make it seem like he's just bulldozed through some industrial headquarters ruins and is casually stomping over the muck blapping whatever killed the imperials in the first place. I think that worked to a degree. Really like the tiles for some reason. Like the floor caved in from above. I think they add something unique to the model.

Also did rust/corrosion/weathering for the first time. That was interesting and fun! You just kind of wing it and don't have to worry about being very neat.

Somehow a drop of gray paint flicked onto his head which was lying separately on a bed behind me.. Feth know how that's happened.. So rather than strip it and get the airbrush out again I decided to over it up with some yellow but that just didn't work so In my frustration I decided to go for broke and scratch/chip it off which actually looks really cool I think. To me looks likes he's just barrelled into the battle field and he's just taken a few rounds to the face but absolutely not cared a single bit.. He's an undead killing machine after all! I added a couple more scratches to make it more grimy which I think worked well. In hindsight I think I should have added more weathering around the feet and the model in general.

I was intending to add some transfers to the tabard plate but run out of time for the challenge as I've never done transfers. I will have a go at transfers tomorrow and add follow up images and call it done. I've noticed some specs on the photos I somehow missed.

I did want to have like a decayed skeleton inside a uniform hanging on the barbed wire.. Imagine No mans land WW1.. Does anyone know how I could have done that ? I could not think of anything.

Thanks! Hope you guys like. Please offer feedback so I can get better !

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Executing Exarch






Oops.. Forgot images lol
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

He's beautiful mate, you should be proud! From the blends on the head to the chessboard on the base - everything works. Will be a nice centrepiece for the army!

I also wouldn't have noticed the tabard if you hadn't've mentioned it - and I struggle with painting cloth folds too. Battle damage on the head is aces.

I am also a big fan of the weapon platforms and your psykers; the scheme is really visually striking. Looking forward to seeing more!

t z you are k 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Awesome. Great movement in the pose. Paint is solid, as your wraiths have all been, only moreso due to the larger space to work with. Base is great. That gold on the starcannon is killer.
   
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Thank you both

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Executing Exarch






So I have managed to build and prime this batch of dudes..

Really excited to finish all my troops and just move onto bigger and better things.
Could probably do with another unit of rangers in my arsenal but I find 2 is plenty.

Storm guardians, in particular, will be interesting to paint. I have 2 more squads of stormies and DA to build and prime before we move onto phase 2.
I'm going to baptize them in flames of battle today regardless

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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and pics
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






More Reapers. You have my attention.
   
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Executing Exarch






Yes I had them rebased so thought Id chuck them another spray coat for good measure as the person I got them did a mediocre job of priming.

I need another exarch to make 3 x 3 man squads for my new lists thought.. Think Ill slice and dice one trooper up and promote I mean convert him up with left over AML from the batch I built.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Executing Exarch






Well things have been ticking along. I have been in a mad fit of building...

So far I have built and based:

16 storm guardians
2 wraith lords - converted and scenic bases
15 Dire avengers
10 warp spiders
5 fire dragons
8 warlocks
Avatar of khaine
Metal dark reaper exarch
2 Support weapons
5 wraithguard
5 wraithblades - fully magnetised.

I thought Id treat myself with a fun autarch conversion ive been planning for a while before moving onto shadow specters and wraith seers.

I think I'm going to stop and paint the things that are primed.
Unless Im not going to stop building until I have my entire pile of grey plastic converted into models and boxed up ready for priming... I'm just really in the grove of building right now lol. I think once I'm done I might be in my new place so painting will be more enjoyable in a newer better set up with dedicated airbrush space etc.

I might start painting if I start getting bored with building which may well happen (more than likely)

Anyway here is my autarch conversion creation.
Strictly speaking he should have a forceshield instead of the sword but the DA arm kind of sucks and I liked this pose better.
I wanted to get him dual wielding and it was between this and scorpion chainsword and power sword.. went with this ultimately.
Shadow warriors head works really well IMO.

My shining spear conversions I have planned will probably use their heads.




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Not sure about the banner now that I look at it.. Might go with wings instead.
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






It's a cool helmet, and will make for some good Shining Spears. I like the addition of the blasters. As far as the banner vs wings, you have the winged Autarch from before, this guy looks cool with a banner, and the wings could be a little fiddly with the halberd.
   
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The original kit wings actually look cool IMO.

But I think I'm going to Save those for a spirit seer with falochus wing conversion im planning on doing. Seeing as I got a totally not needed plastic farseer kit like all the other eldar collectors lol.

I also have the kits double banner fine cast bit. Ill dig it out when I get home from my GF's in a couple days and give it a go and see if I like it better but was planning on sticking that on Asurmen so in most likely hood I will keep him as is. Very happy how he's turned out. Much better then the first one lol. I cant to GS necks for the life of me though..

Also in the pipeline / plans. I want to have a go at making some forcefields. Most likely recipient will be a dramatically posed wraithseer. I'm thinking of pouring some UV resin on a small balloon to get a curve and then fix that to a base.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Nice Autarch, looks like a badass!

Interested to see if you decided to give those force shields a go. And I think you definitely should!

   
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Executing Exarch






stripping these bad boys after night shift... Can't sleep due to dr apppt so might as well get some hobby done.
Using cellulose thinner for the first time as its supposed to be super quick.. Hope it works!


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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Executing Exarch






They cleaned up nicely.

Already based ready for priming.

Next stop... Shadow specters
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Executing Exarch






so its 4 am.. Had fun doubles game today. Eldar vs GK.. Yeah.. it went as can be expected.
And i got everything ready for priming tomorrow.. The rest is in various drawers and boxes waiting for its turn. Wish me luck!
Time fo bed..
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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
 
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