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Houston, TX

Starting the painting with the cockpit crew.





I thought it would be easier to paint them separately before assembling.

But, I warn you to dry fit everything together before gluing the crew in. I found out after painting these guys that the canopy would not fit due to the arms sticking out slightly too much. I had to break off an arm and re-glue it as well as shave down hands, elbows, and especially the big skull shoulder pad. I even had to shave down the inside of the canopy glass where the arms were to make it thinner, which of course makes it look all scratched and foggy. I did not realize how tight of a fit the canopy would be over these guys, especially the one in front. The only thing I can figure is that I put the wrong arms in the wrong positions. Something to be much more cognizant of next time...

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
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Images stuck again.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Houston, TX

 Briancj wrote:
Images stuck again.


Thanks for the heads up. Should be good now. I swear I changed the permissions last time...

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Damn, GREAT job on the cockpit!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Models look great, the black of the cockpit really is nice, great edge highlighting.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

 The Riddle of Steel wrote:


Thanks for the encouragement. I magnetized the weapons on my sentinels as my first attempt. That was pretty simple and its been nice to be able to swap weapons. But the Valkyrie has been more work in terms of complexity and labor. For example, the hard points on the wings are not really set up to be easily magnetized. It took me quite a bit of cutting to get the magnets on the weapons to line up with the ones on the hard points, in terms of the depth/height of the magnets compared to the bodies (and the rocket pods just don't fit in those slots, with or without magnets).


The Riddle of Steel,

I just shaved the top of the Rocket Pods right off and replaced them with plastic card of the correct width. Shot of it in my Necromundian log, as I am slogging through the Valkyrie for this month's painting contest.

Very nice crew.

Cheers,

CB

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Nuremberg

That detail on the cockpit is really well worth it. The edge highlighting will look fantastic on the table!

   
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Houston, TX

Briancj wrote:
Damn, GREAT job on the cockpit!

Much appreciated, Brian. I'm painting the crew the same way as my infantry. Like the Elysians, my drop troopers have their own Valkyries as a core part of their regiment so I decided to make the crews match up.

Theophony wrote:Models look great, the black of the cockpit really is nice, great edge highlighting.

Thanks, Theo. I thought I would go for solid colors and bold edge highlighting to have something that could be seen through the glass.

Captain Brown wrote:
 The Riddle of Steel wrote:

Thanks for the encouragement. I magnetized the weapons on my sentinels as my first attempt. That was pretty simple and its been nice to be able to swap weapons. But the Valkyrie has been more work in terms of complexity and labor. For example, the hard points on the wings are not really set up to be easily magnetized. It took me quite a bit of cutting to get the magnets on the weapons to line up with the ones on the hard points, in terms of the depth/height of the magnets compared to the bodies (and the rocket pods just don't fit in those slots, with or without magnets).


The Riddle of Steel,

I just shaved the top of the Rocket Pods right off and replaced them with plastic card of the correct width. Shot of it in my Necromundian log, as I am slogging through the Valkyrie for this month's painting contest.

Very nice crew.

Cheers,

CB

Great idea, CB. I will have to copy that for next time. I think I learned a few things about magnetizing the hard points and how to do it better. You learn as you go and hopefully get some ideas from the good folks of dakka along the way.

Da Boss wrote:That detail on the cockpit is really well worth it. The edge highlighting will look fantastic on the table!

Thanks, Boss. I'm more in my element with infantry than vehicles so I started with the crews. Hopefully the bulk of the vehicle turns out as well as the people inside...

Speaking of crew, here are the gunners, again in the same style as my infantry.



Pretty simple paintjob, but they will hardly been seen stuck inside the doors under the wings and behind the weapons...

The vehicle is now primed, sitting in a few subsections and painting has begun. More updates to come.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Great looking crew riddle - really looking forward to the finished ship.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

The Riddle of Steel,

Are you going to glue them in place or magnetize them so that you can have Heavy Bolters or not for WYSIWYG?

Cheers,

CB

38 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Houston, TX

Gordy2000 wrote:Great looking crew riddle - really looking forward to the finished ship.


Thanks for checking in and giving some feedback, Gordy. I love your battle reports.

Captain Brown wrote:The Riddle of Steel,

Are you going to glue them in place or magnetize them so that you can have Heavy Bolters or not for WYSIWYG?

Cheers,

CB


Cap, I decided to glue them in. I decided if I am going to take all the time to paint them and assemble them, then they are going to be in every game just because they look cool! Plus, as neat as it is for the door to slide open and closed, it seems like it is more practical to just glue it open or closed. I don't think the few points saved is worth the hassle of making them removable.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Worst case, the heavy bolters ran out of ammo on the way into the battlefield.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Houston, TX

 Briancj wrote:
Worst case, the heavy bolters ran out of ammo on the way into the battlefield.

--B.



Haha, that seems like it would be fairly likely for my Ork army, actually. Just shooting rocks and critters on your way to the battle and show up with no ammo...

In the old Taros Campaign army list, the option says "The Valkyrie may take a pair of sponsons armed with: heavy bolters + 10 pts" so I read that as you get both heavy bolters for 10 points. I can't imagine I will ever care enough about the 10 points to want to leave them out after going to the trouble of painting them and gluing them in. It is a lot more work than painting an extra missile or lascannon that can easily be swapped.

Here is the interior with a quick drybrush of metal. Considering how little of this you will see through the open doors, I think this will do well enough. I painted the big lights on the ceiling but I can't see painting all the little detail on the inside when no one can really see it anyway.





I also started assembling and painting the cockpit around the crew.



My paint scheme for the body is pretty simple. Base coat, wash the recesses, two light dry brush coats on the raised areas. After getting bogged down with my Horus Heresy White Scars (I don't know if I will ever paint a white army again...), I am trying to keep the painting process economical from a time standpoint (and I am an old fashioned brush painter, not an air brusher). I think once I add some decals and weathering, the simple paint job will look just fine.

Thanks for the comments, feedback and encouragement.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Antwerp

Shaping up nicely, the crew look very good.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Love the minis and the heads used !

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Surrey, BC - Canada

The Riddle of Steel,

Very nice interior work. For my Taros - Elysian Valkyries I just did a green light highlight over a black basecoat to hide any interior details.

Cheers,

CB

38 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Houston, TX

Flapjack wrote:Shaping up nicely, the crew look very good.


Thanks, Flapjack. Hopefully when this is all done, they can still be seen.

ghostmaker wrote:Love the minis and the heads used !


Appreciate the feedback, Ghostmaker. I think the heads give a new feel to the army, a bit more sci-fi maybe.

Captain Brown wrote:The Riddle of Steel,

Very nice interior work. For my Taros - Elysian Valkyries I just did a green light highlight over a black basecoat to hide any interior details.

Cheers,

CB


CB, I think that would work just as well. I am leaving mine with the single drybrush of metal over black because so little of the interior will be visible through the open gunner doors. I did the big lights on the ceiling in the off chance that one or two might be visible.

Here are the gunners and the heavy bolters installed:






I glued these guys in before gluing the top or wings on to help with access during assembly. I really love the idea of the door gunners. Reminds me of Full Metal Jacket and one of the great dark comedy movie quotes.

Private Joker to door gunner: "How could you shoot women and children?"
Door gunner: "Easy. You just don't lead 'em so much!"

It is too bad that with the wings and the weapons installed, they are hard to see and have a pretty narrow field of fire without shooting their own rocket pods.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Houston, TX

It took some time, but I finally finished the Valkyrie. After many years in the hobby, this is somehow the first flyer that my brothers or I have done.

It still needs a few fixes, maybe some static grass to liven up the base, and the dull cote. But it is done enough to share.

It is really a beautiful model and was fun to build and paint.




The crates on the base represent gear that has been dropped from the rear hatch as part of the jump.


Here is the rocket pod switched out for the missile, and you can see the door gunner's heavy bolter. It's a shame the gunners are so well concealed under the wing. I can see why most people don't bother with them.


She has a great profile. It has the chunky sci-fi, classic 40k look that I love. If they built it today, I fear it would be over the top with extra stuff, trying too hard to make it so distinctly grim-dark and could only fit in their universe. This still fits the motif without being a giant flying skull cannon with angel wings.


It is really cool to be able to see the crew. It gives a vehicle more personality and helps tie it in with the rest of the army.


I magnetized the rear ramp so it can open for games. Maybe I will stick a drop trooper in the back, getting ready to jump, for a good battle report photo.


Thanks for looking.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Bad links again, sorry. :(

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Houston, TX

 Briancj wrote:
Bad links again, sorry. :(


Thanks for the heads up, Brian. I can always see the pics on my screen but obviously they do not show up for others. Not sure what the sharing issue is with Google Photos. I just re-pasted all the links and it seems to be fixed no (I can see them from other devices now).

Should be good now, but let me know.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Gtg, GREAT work on that Valk!

--B.

PS: You can always check the post via incognito mode.

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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Excellent work The Riddle of Steel. Post exalted.

Has she already been sealed with a varnish to protect your painting?

Cheers,

CB

38 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Very nicely done- the weathering is extremely realistic! Flying cannon with wings- just like they describe the A-10 Warthog!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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The Wastes of Krieg

Honestly, these look so much more badass than the actual models. I'm going the easier route and just doing Tempestus droop troops, but yours looks simply awesome. Keep it up!
   
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Houston, TX

Briancj wrote:Gtg, GREAT work on that Valk!

--B.

PS: You can always check the post via incognito mode.


Captain Brown wrote:Excellent work The Riddle of Steel. Post exalted.

Has she already been sealed with a varnish to protect your painting?

Cheers,

CB


Meer_Cat wrote:Very nicely done- the weathering is extremely realistic! Flying cannon with wings- just like they describe the A-10 Warthog!


DeathKorp_Rider wrote:Honestly, these look so much more badass than the actual models. I'm going the easier route and just doing Tempestus droop troops, but yours looks simply awesome. Keep it up!



I really appreciate the feedback, everyone. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

CB, I was about to spray on a varnish today, but then I realized I don't know what it will do to the clear plastic of the cockpit glass. Being my first one, I didn’t think to wait to glue it until after the varnish coat. Can I spray it or will that ruin it? I need some advice from some experienced Valkyrie painters.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Do not spray, it will fog the canopy. Mask off the canopies tightly, THEN spray if you want a clearcoat.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Houston, TX

It's been a while since I posted an update. I still haven't sprayed the Valkyrie because I don't want to mess up the canopy. That's still on the to-do list.

In the meantime, here is a commander I painted a while back but never posted. In Horus Heresy, he is an Auxilia Force Commander. In the Taros Campaign Elysian Drop Troops, he is a Company Commander.







He is made from bits from the Anvil Industries Regiments line. With the hunting bird and the wolf pelt, I was hoping to convey the look of a militaristic society that has recently upgraded their technology with their inclusion in the Empire but have not fully given up their more primitive traditions that they maintain as a way to demonstrate personal skill and bravery. It also identifies them as allies to my White Scars Legion in games of Horus Heresy. I wanted to keep the closed-helmet hostile-environment look of the rest of the regiment so I went with the gas mask and officer hat. Bare heads can add character, but it just seemed too unrealistic (how many 40k battlefields across the galaxy would really have an atmosphere breathable by regular mortal humans?) and a bare head just didn't fit with the rest of the army. The color scheme is pretty consistent with the rank and file, with only a few modifications such as the addition of black and the increased use of the contrasting blue spot color. I kept the faces of both the officer and the bird the light bone color so that the blue and orange on their heads would really pop, just like the regular infantry.

Let me know what you think.

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I like it!

-B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Wisconsin

Just took a look thru your plog and have to say your attention to details I makes me bit envious. The battle damage to the Valkyrie looks quite realistic.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

The Riddle of Steel,

Nice detailing and highlights for a multi-use model.

Cheers,

CB

38 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
 
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