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Made in nz
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@WarbossDakka - Thanks mate, I like the darker colours to contrast the light armour, so thanks for noticing

Update: ton of edge highlighting done!

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in nz
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

Update: TA captain done, no final pics yet


IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Lovely face mate. Beautiful work all over.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Agreed. Very sharp work.

   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - Thanks dude!

@Gits - Thank you

Update: Base colors underway!

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Ancient Venerable Dark Angels Dreadnought






A Protoss colony world

Termie captain looks great, and you're off to a good start on that Dreadnought! I've always loved dreads, so I look forward to seeing what you do with this one.

My armies (re-counted and updated for 8th Edition on 7/24/17, including usual wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~9500 | Blood Ravens Space Marines: ~800 | Space Wolves: ~700
Inquisition: ~120 | Officio Assassinorum: ~175 | Imperial Knights: ~Coming soon!
Tau Empire: ~5500 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~5300 | Death Guard: ~800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights: Renegade blog | Total models painted in 2016: 50 | Total models painted in 2017: 25 | Current main painting project: Dark Angels Intercessor Squad
I'm totally sick of seeing people use the word loose for lose. You "lose" a game when you don't win. If your clothes are too big they are loose. You don't loose a game unless you somehow release it from captivity. Get it right people! [/grammarnazi] 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Excellent work on the Cataphractii Captain. Tge Storm bolter conversion is pretty seamless too.

EDC
   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

That Captain looks great Knightley. Much more regal than most SM Captains, so nice work there!

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
Made in nz
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - Yeah I saw the new redemptor dread and I secretly want one, but I'm doing everything not to buy more models!

@EDC - Thank you! I did have to cut it down quite a bit to get it to fit, so its nice to hear it fits nicely

@WarbossDakka - Cheers

Update: washes applied

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

Update: started with light grey edge highlighting, I really like doing edges on models where it is very defined, nothing worse than trying to highlight rounded edges!

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Super sweet, looks awesome.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)

"  
   
Made in au
Taciturn Dark Angles Company Master





Melbourne .au

Both the Tank and the Terminator look great! And that much of the dread done so quickly as well - you're a painting machine!

   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

You speak the truth on the highlighting round edges - it's really difficult to get right because of how thin that line has to be on a curved surface. Dreadnoughts (and most Imperium vehicles for that matter) are great in that aspect, due to how blocky they are. Great progress Knightley.

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - Thanks dude

@Azazelx - I have had a bit more than an hour a day on this guy so this will be why its progressing so quickly

@WarbossDakka - Agreed, so for all those out there saying I should try eldar, I may do, but much later

Update: Got reds and parchment basically done

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's coming along beautifully Knightley. So crisp and grey...

   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Gits - Thanks Gits! I hope your Birthday went well?

Update: Model done, wasn't feeling very well over the weekend so I may need to come back and tidy some things up at a later date, specially the base needs another layer.



Launcher in place

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Very nice, creepy actually with that face !

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)

"  
   
Made in nz
Tough Tyrant Guard





Auckland, NZ

Nice looking Dreadnought you've done up there!

I agree that the face is creepy as on this model. hehe

Hive Fleet Ngaro 4200 points
Cult of the Red Saviour 1500 points
Zerg Infested Terrans 800 points

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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

Looks awesome Knightley, good amount of squiggles on it as well.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

It went beautifully. Thanks Knightley.

That's an eye-popping dread. Really top-quality work on your part my friend.

   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - Cheers, I wanted a sinister look, I had thought about doing a half red half white face, but with out any good reference points it may have looked a bit naff

@Mad - Thanks Man

@WarbossDakka - Thank you!

@Gits - Tbh I was worried there wasn't a lot of red/white contrast on the model, but due to how I had applied gubbins it didn't lend well to the scheme. Ah well I've learned that now, on to the next thing!

Update: On to 5 bolter scouts, base grey applied

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

Update: Base colours applied

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in us
Ancient Venerable Dark Angels Dreadnought






A Protoss colony world

Dread turned out great, although the creepy face would be more fitting on a Chaos model or something I would think. Nice to see you're still cranking out models at a good pace; I've stalled yet again myself. I really need to step on it if I want to finish my goal of doing all the Dark Imperium Primaris guys by the end of the month. Do you set yourself little deadlines like that to help motivate yourself?

My armies (re-counted and updated for 8th Edition on 7/24/17, including usual wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~9500 | Blood Ravens Space Marines: ~800 | Space Wolves: ~700
Inquisition: ~120 | Officio Assassinorum: ~175 | Imperial Knights: ~Coming soon!
Tau Empire: ~5500 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~5300 | Death Guard: ~800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2300
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights: Renegade blog | Total models painted in 2016: 50 | Total models painted in 2017: 25 | Current main painting project: Dark Angels Intercessor Squad
I'm totally sick of seeing people use the word loose for lose. You "lose" a game when you don't win. If your clothes are too big they are loose. You don't loose a game unless you somehow release it from captivity. Get it right people! [/grammarnazi] 
   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - Yeah, I can totally agree with you on the face it perhaps should have been bronze or silver? Regarding motivation, it is something I tackle daily, there are some times after a stressful day all I want to do is veg out on the couch watching some netflix, and I do. But I'll watch one episode of something to relax then get up and tell myself is only an hour, then I can go back to veging out. It's not a fool proof method but it seems to work for me.

I was rapidly approaching burn out on painting around the end of 2013 as I had been painting a sea of grey since 2011 and was trying to paint as much as I could as often as I could and it was shattering me. I ended up taking 3 months off to look after my 3 month old son and had a chance to sit back and re-evaluate. I ended up creating mini projects that I would focus on and not deviate until it was done (although it didn't stop me from buying a ton of new models in the mean time) which lead to me repainting my Ultra Marines and Dark Angels, creating a gaming table, doing a Necron and Tau army in their entirety. It was those breaks which allowed me to recharge for another sea of grey push.

If I were to evaluate where I am at now, I probably have another push of my Grey Knights/Gray Nights before I'll need to recharge the creative juices so you may get another full army completed.

Personally I found setting myself a time frame didn't work as the second I fell behind it was a bigger and bigger struggle to get back on top of things, so now I just sit to an hour a night and let time do its thing. A bit of a wordy reply, but I hope it helps any one reading.

Update: finishing off the base colours (doing 5 models at a time is quite time consuming)

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

Update: washes applied

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

I like the russet brown you've got for your bases, very martian; what do you use, I don't think I've ever asked?

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)

"  
   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - In terms of the gravel, its simply the GW sand, then a watered layer of pva, wait till try, then Prime of Army painter brown (not sure of the name of it) then its a agrax wash, then a medium brown dry brush, then a bone drybrush, dark brown base lip and the jobs done

Update: edge highlight on the grey done

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Pasty face Dread looks great .. nice way to break up all that white/grey with all the scrolls.

Wise words on the motivation topic. Thought mine is more like an hour or 2 a week at this point.

New GK codex out soon so this should help motivate.

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Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Leuven, Belgium

Good stuff in here, man. The latest batches of models in particular. That grey and bronze looks awesome.

   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Solar - Yeah, I'm itching to buy the new dex, although I've not heard very good things so far, time will tell (I really want to do a GM in a NDK suit)

@Meph - Thanks mate!

Update: started on the reds and browns

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
 
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