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Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Thank you all, glad you liked them!

gobert wrote:Can’t wait to see the whole cultist gang, hopefully you get a nice sunny weekend to get the group together. It’s a lovely purple you’ve got, much warmer than my usual attempts, what colours did you use?

Thanks Gobert! I'm using Screamer Pink as a base color. Then the cloth gets a Nuln Oil wash (purple might also work, did not try that yet) and another coat of Screamer pink everywhere but the deepest recesses. Then I work my way gradually up towards Pink Horror. The highest points and edges are pure Pink Horror.

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Great colors. The poses don't look that bad, NSFW girl is just flaunting that bum.

Haha, yeah that must be it

Statistx wrote:Nice, I already figured out that Escher bodies and Daemonette heads fit nicely together (and adding a daemonette arm too to make them fallen), but adding wych parts too is a great idea

Thanks Statistx! I had ordered some Wych legs before for similar conversion ideas. The downside is, that it's quite a bit of work to get them to fit.

Viterbi wrote:Of course, the daemonette Escher goes commando Lovely work all around, the colors fit them really well!

But of course! Chaos is beyond such things. And following video game logic, she should have the highest armour save right?



Did not have a sunny weekend, but quite a bit of light nevertheless, so I was able to grab some group shots.
Had to set a small studio in our bedroom ('oh, you have reorganized the whole room eh?'), as it's the only room that has two windows. Student cribs and all that.
Normally I can use the living room floor for big army shots, but it's a lot darker there. As the gang has under twenty models, the details are more important than the numbers when comparing to big armies.

I did some slight improvements to the older gangers: gave most of them a 'fifteen minute brush up' with a bit brighter highlights and some details.
I also enchanced the old heavy stubber guy and the Witch a bit.



As with the Eldar and Ork groupshots, I'd like link a piece of music to go along the pictures.
Music really inspires me while I'm building and painting. Sometimes I get ideas for models or complete armies just by listening to music.

While converting and painting the gang, I listened the 'Chaos Legions' album from Arch Enemy at least half a dozen times.
When I first heard the album, I instantly knew that I had to convert and paint a chaos army or a small warband. That's when I started painting my first cultists back in 2018.

This one is not for everyone as it's pretty rough Death Metal, but for those who enjoy that kind of stuff, here you go:
Spoiler:






The first group shot is too large to post here full sized, so you can check the first one in the gallery
The rest are somewhat action shots from different angles. The same models are seen in many pictures, as there is a limited number of guys and gals in the gang.


"Chaos is creation
A swirling mass
Of atoms and ideas
Natural selection
The sculptor of all life
Survival of the fittest
All your tall tales are dead
"


"We are legion
One will and one heartbeat"





"There are many ways to die
But only one way to live
Let the cult of chaos reign
Be as free as you can be"






The rest are in spoilers to keep this to a reasonable length.
Spoiler:

"Legions marching
Ready to fire
These streets will burn
Let the black flag ride"





"This is the Apocalypse
Where the nameless live and breathe"







"The fires of corruption
Crash and fall
Under black flags we march"




"Rattling the chains
Shaking the cage
Heed our war cry
Let there be no doubt
We want out
This is reckoning day"







"You all fall
All the players in this world
Won't help you now… "






The quoted texts were borrowed from various lyrics from the said album.


Thanks for looking!


Edit: fixing typos. 4 in the morning is not a good time to write stuff.



This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/09/27 07:21:50


   
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USA

Thanks for the beautiful group shots on the terrain, they look great.

   
Made in gb
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Man they’re spectacular! They look even better amongst your scenery, the guys taking aim out of the window and the boss man directing fires are my favourites. Loving the Ork bomb in the last few shots too. Good luck getting the bedroom back together! Oh and thanks for the recipe!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Awesome glamor shots! A fine looking batch of minis.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Glamour shots really deserve the name, they look so cool!
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Excellent work Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

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Finland, Espoo

Thanks all! Always appreciate the comments.


Got my quick entry for the monthly painting contest done, just in time!
The theme for this month was 'The long war'.

Now, I've been meaning to finish painting my two Wraithlords for a long time. For 10-12 years in fact.
I've repainted them again and again with different color schemes every time. And on top of the old layer of course. So you can imagine how thick the paint was at that point.

The final repainting stage got it's inspiration from the star pattern color scheme I started doing back in ~2012 (link to the first trial here).
Man, that's quite a while ago. Did not even realize how long this army has been in the works
Anyway, I never quite finished painting neither of the lords. One reason was the fact that I could not decide where to put the colors, and the other was the fact that I rarely used them in games.
So, they were one of those 'long forgotten' minis, that I still counted as a part of my army, but whose only job was to lay dormant in their foam tray.

While playing the game against the Slaanesh army couple of weeks back, I wanted to give them a new chance. For ninth edition's sake.
Not sure if it was the fact that the Slaanesh army could not shoot much, or the just sheer luck, but they managed alright. I thought that they might deserve another game.
And if they are going to see fairly regular play in 9th, they will have to be properly finished.

I started this overhauling from the first Wraithlord I acquired back in the day. The 15-year old me converted (slightly) this guy to field a lance like a rifle.
The only problem was, that for some reason it had two right hands. The thumb of it's left hand was sticking the wrong way around
It looks a lot better in the picture than it looked in my hand.


I've always quite liked this pose and the model itself though, even if it was really a mess.
In addition to the thumb sticking to a wrong direction, the paint was really thick, the lance was bent and some of the smaller parts were about to break off.

So I removed most of the bits that I was able, soaked it three days in Fairy Power Spray and brushed most of the paint away.


I worked on this fellow for three nights plus an hour or three during the remote meetings.
The goal was to paint it to match the rest of the army, but in a way, that I could be able to finish it in a few days.

Painting this was actually a lot of fun, even though I generally 'hate' going back to my old half finished models (stupid young me, shame on you).
Exept the spirit stones. Oh why do I have to paint each and every one of them.



Glad to finally get it done. After guarding the foam tray for so long, he deserved a spot in my cabinet.
Only thing left to do, is to put some snow on the fence. I run out of PVA glue just before taking the pics :/

Not sure when I'm going to do the next one. Might be next, or I might jump back to Necromunda.
I also ordered some magnets for the Stompa (I have not forgotten it! Will still try to finish it this year like promised).
Was going to order some more Krieg, but I noticed that some of the models I wanted were out of stock. Some of the models have also disappeared the Forgewold site. Hopefully they are not out of print.

We were also looking around some of the Raging Heroes minis with my girlfriend. There were a few that could fit an Escher gang, so I might order a few of those just to be able to work on something different.

Well, a bit of rambling in the end.
But thanks for looking! I'll get back when I figure out what to paint. Might take a couple of days break after the intensive sprint with the lord

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Va-va-voom! Looks rad! It is a great pose, and a wicked paintjob, soulstones and all. The singularity/celestial body on the helm is a sweet touch.
   
Made in us
Three Color Minimum





Lafayette, CO, USA

So many spirit stones! They look awesome, though.

And the Chaos gang shots are right on.

   
Made in gb
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I can see why the fun might stop when you got to the stones! Still he/she looks great, the black hole on the side of the head is a great addition. Good luck in the comp

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Wow, the Chaos gang looks superb, as does the Escher leader! Your color choices are great as always, the rusty orange go well with the purple, and the green is an awesome contrasting spot color. The leader's color palette also works really well, it makes him stand out but is still similar enough to read as one of the gang.

My one critique/comment is on the black on the Chaos/Escher leaders. To me it reads very clearly as blue. And don't get me wrong, it looks beautiful! But if you want black, there needs to be more black (at least 50% of the area you're painting), and the blue highlights should be thinner. I think you achieved the best black on the Eschers boots, but the jacket/coat are definitely more on the blue side. Again, I think the color is beautiful and I wouldn't change it, but maybe something for future models..

Also, painting all those gems on the Wraithlord really paid off, they work so well with the rest of the scheme!

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Resentful Grot With a Plan






I like the wraithlord!

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Amazing wraithlord and dang, those were a lot of gems to paint
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I love the space theme you did you paintjob in
And wow that was a lot of spirit stones, looks like you did the complicated lighting effects of a gem or lens for each one?

   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Thank you very much for the comments and compliments everyone! Really appreciate it.
Glad you liked the Wraithlord and the group shots!

Sorry it took me a while to write a reply. I've been a bit lazy on the writing side once again.
Aaand we have been playing quite a bit of Age of Empires II Definitive Edition lately. Great nostalgia feels.

mcmattila wrote:Wow, the Chaos gang looks superb, as does the Escher leader! Your color choices are great as always, the rusty orange go well with the purple, and the green is an awesome contrasting spot color. The leader's color palette also works really well, it makes him stand out but is still similar enough to read as one of the gang.

My one critique/comment is on the black on the Chaos/Escher leaders. To me it reads very clearly as blue. And don't get me wrong, it looks beautiful! But if you want black, there needs to be more black (at least 50% of the area you're painting), and the blue highlights should be thinner. I think you achieved the best black on the Eschers boots, but the jacket/coat are definitely more on the blue side. Again, I think the color is beautiful and I wouldn't change it, but maybe something for future models..

Also, painting all those gems on the Wraithlord really paid off, they work so well with the rest of the scheme!

Thanks macmattila!
Critique is always welcome. It's what drives me forward while learning new techniques!
It's a valid point, there is a bit too much blue going on on the capes. I have noticed that it's a fine line between the perfect amount and too much of the highlight colors.
Something I need to work on some more. I guess that I could practice more with the positioning of the colors and how much should I use, rather than focusing solely on the galzing and blending part

Syro_ wrote:I love the space theme you did you paintjob in
And wow that was a lot of spirit stones, looks like you did the complicated lighting effects of a gem or lens for each one?

For most of them yes. The smaller ones were painted a bit more quickly. The effect is quite simple: I use a few different shades of blue, with a white spot on the darkest area.
Then the gems are covered with a gloss, to get some real light reflections to help with the effect.


So, I have not managed to finish anything since the last update, even though I have been painting a bit.
But instead, I've been doing some other hobby related stuff. Been also jumping from one thing to another.
And as mentioned, the rediscovered Age of Empires has taken a huge chunk of my time


The friend who donated me some Eldar a couple of years ago, visited me and brought some surprises with him.
He managed to find an unopened box of Dire Avengers from his parent's house, which he offered to me.
I decided to paint them up to a quick "battle ready" look to so that I can get them on the tabletop as soon as possible.
Been working on them bit by bit during remote meetings and in short 20-40 minutes sessions over the last week or so.

They are still WIP, but getting closer to completion. The Exarch's head needs some paint, as well as some highlights all around.


Now the other surprise he brought with him, was the more exiting one.
As I've mentioned earlier, I used to paint and play the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle game when I first started with the hobby.
As a poor youngster, I used to sell my older armies in order to buy some new and more exiting models.
One of these armies were my Uruk-Hai warband. I sold them to my friend's younger brother and pretty much never saw them since.
I did not actually even miss them, as I transitioned to Warhammer Fantasy and 40K soon after that.

I thought that the models were gone for good (lost, sold forward etc.), but for my great surprise, my friend brought most of the bunch with him!


Painted back when I was 13 or 14, so around ~15 years ago.
Couple of pictures in the spoilers:
Spoiler:

One of my first ever conversions: A banner made out of printer paper and a tooth pick.


Some Warg Riders.


Some characters. I guess the left one is an Uruk-hai Captain, and the right one is Lurtz?




In other news, we decided to re-organize our living room a bit.
This made it possible for me to get a better desk for working and painting.

My old work / hobby desk. I had to use the drawer as and extension to hold the paints.


New desk with a lot more room. I can have a separate working area and a small painting area.
Thought about getting an electric desk, but I decided against it in the end.



I mentioned that I've been jumping from one thing to another:
In addition to working on the Dire Avengers, I started stripping the second Wraithlord. It has been soaking in Fairy Power spray for a couple of days now, and the old thick paint is coming off.

While visiting one of the hobby stores here, I noticed that they were selling Greenstuff World's inks.
Decided to buy a couple of different shades and finally take a shot at tinting some the Eldar vehicle canopies.
I always disliked painting them, and the ones on my vehicles look quite horrible at the moment.
I had couple extras around, so I tried tinting the to another color.

I bought the orange and purple inks. Couple of thin layers on both of them.


Took me a while to decide which would be cooler, but when I test fitted them on my serpents I came to the conclusion that the orange would work better.
Gives them a bit more contrast at least.
Both in the spoilers to prevent this post getting way too long.
Spoiler:






I kind of like that effect!
The old rushingly painted canopies have annoyed me in every single game I play with Eldar, so I will start removing them off the vehicles, stripping them and tinting them.
This also means, that I have to paint the pilot and the cockpit, but that's okay.

In other news I started a showcase thread for my Eldar. It's similar to the Ork army thread I did half a year ago.
You can check it here.

I also created an Instagram account for my hobby stuff. Mostly because it's easier to point my non-hobby friends and relatives to IG, rather than the ever growing hobby thread.
It works as a photo dump for now at least. I'm usually not very active on social media, but we'll see where it goes.
If you are interested, the name is tarkamos_mini_workshop.


Phew, a long one once again. And a bit incoherent with all the different stuff going on.
Will get back once again when I either finish something, or start yet another new project




   
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Good update! It’s pretty cool that you managed to get your old army back, there’s not many that would be that lucky! Did you pay your friends brother back what he paid you?

The new canopies look great, the orange definitely looks the nicest. It works with the vents/intake colours for sure. Good luck painting up all of the pilots and interiors

The new hobby setup looks cool, though I must say that your PC looks as if it might be a bit overpowered for AoE2! It was a fun game iirc

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Awesome that the Uruks have found their way home. Lovely set-up, and the orange windshield looks very cool. Have fun with the various projects!
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Smashing wraithlord!

I like the vents/armour joints cleanliness. I seem to really struggle with those :(

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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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Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

gobert wrote:Good update! It’s pretty cool that you managed to get your old army back, there’s not many that would be that lucky! Did you pay your friends brother back what he paid you?

The new canopies look great, the orange definitely looks the nicest. It works with the vents/intake colours for sure. Good luck painting up all of the pilots and interiors

The new hobby setup looks cool, though I must say that your PC looks as if it might be a bit overpowered for AoE2! It was a fun game iirc

Thanks gobert! Did not need to pay for them. I have provided quite a bit of help in IT and car related matters though, so it evens out
With a powerful PC I miss the nostalgic frame drop when more than 100 units roam around the screen

youwashock wrote:Awesome that the Uruks have found their way home. Lovely set-up, and the orange windshield looks very cool. Have fun with the various projects!

Thanks youwashock!

Argive wrote:Smashing wraithlord!

I like the vents/armour joints cleanliness. I seem to really struggle with those :(

Thanks Argive! For the joints, I used really thinned out dark gold, washed it with sephia and did some highlights with a really bright Vallejo gold to give the vents some definition.


Okay then. I decided to jump to yet another project.
But don't judge me yet.

I've been feeling like crafting something for a while, but just have not had the idea nor storage space for any more terrain pieces.
The crafting space has been a small issue as well, as I'm not too keen on making a mess at home.
Even though I have the 34 square meter rented garage, for some reason I have not utilized it for other terrain projects than the AoP board done two years ago.
Not sure why.
Lately the reason might be the combination of the global pandemic and working remotely from home, that somehow makes you lazy an unable to leave the house for no good reason.
Even the idea of heading to the garage to work on my car has felt impossible, which is something I enjoy a lot (except when there are rusty bolts ).
Which feels a bit counter intuitive.

That has changed recently.

A few factors made that happen.
Firstly, the current theme for the painting competition is something horror related.
I don't have any models that would properly fit the theme, so I though about crafting a piece of terrain.
Secondly, my girlfriend wanted the house for herself the other day, as she had some friends coming over. Only thing I could come up at the spot was to evacuate myself to the garage.
That was the nudge I needed. I decided to pack my tools and crafting materials, and try to come up with something to do there.

I laid down my stuff on the garage floor, set up the table, put on some music and started brainstorming and trying out different things.
I did not have to care about the mess nor noise I was making. It was just me, a few tools and some good tunes.
It felt really good. Even more so than normally.
A change of setting and the fact that I did not have to care about anything else than the materials in front of me was a liberating experience.

After that night, I have gone to the garage for three days in a row.
I just have to be careful, that my girlfriend doesn't end up as a hobby widow

Okay, that was the diary section.
Now to the real stuff.

Before leaving, I did some really quick sketches. Thinking about building a graveyard type setting.


Crafting area up and running!


I decided to start with the easy part: making some gravestones.
It was cool to play with the wire cutter first time in a looong time. Still smelled horribly bad though. I really suggest using a respirator for this.
And for any many parts of the crafting process actually.


First iterations.


Using a piece of aluminum foil and a pen, I made some texture and engravings to the stones.


A quick undercoat with black crating paint and couple of layers of gray later they were done.
I will do some foliage or something on them later on.



Then, I decided to start designing a building for the piece.
It took me a while to figure out the design. I was not sure, if I wanted to make a small chapel or a shack. Chose the latter in the end.
The theme will most likely be something related to Mordheim, so I want to make it look a bit rugged.

After pondering for a while, I decided to do two iterations.
The first one will have stone walls with a few supporting planks and a roof made out of shingles (not sure that's the right word).
The second one will be entirely made out of planks.

I did two frames out of foam core for the buildings.
I made some measurements sure, but in the end I will always mess them up at some point. And that's fine.
I'm usually more exited in building gritty and ruined buildings anyway


Using a saw, I cut a pile of ice cream sticks to pieces. Balsa wood or even cardboard could have worked too, but the sticks were an easy and quick solution.




I then glued each piece individually on top of each other. I tried to make it look a bit random and like it was built really quickly.
The first one was made two days ago, and the latter I finished today. The first one bent a bit, even though I tried to cover both sides with PVA glue.
Maybe super glue might have been a better choice, but hey ho. It's nothing I can't fix.


The second one was covered entirely by planks made out of balsa wood. I built a small support structure for the roof as well.


I left the second building to this stage to dry out. I will then cut the excess wood away.
It will be a surprise to see how bent the building will be when I return to the garage in a few days



I took a ton of progress pictures from each step, but in order to keep this to a reasonable length, I decided to pick the most relevant ones.

All the painting will still happen at my house, as the garage is a bit dusty for that kind of business. Plus the chairs and tables there are not that great for delicate painting work.
When I'm home, I will keep on working on my Eldar projects for now, and when I feel like the walls are closing in, I will head to the garage and keep on building this terrain piece.
Will try to get most of it done by the end of the month though.

This turned out a lot longer than I intended.
Thanks for reading!

I will keep the next one shorter, I promise!





   
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Wow, those were some immense updates That's really cool with the old LotR army surprise and those Dire Avengers are already looking great.
Excited to see the crafting project move forward, already onto a good start!
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

It's great to hear how inspired you have been feeling lately! Nice progress, and a very impressive roof. Putting all those shingles on looks like it took forever.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Ezki,

Doing the shingle roof must have been a bit of a pain.

Looks great.

Cheers,

CB

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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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