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Made in nz
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Wellington, NZ

 Nevelon wrote:
No squiggles?



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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

I understand your feeling towards this lot, in so far as you are painting them, but not really interested in them. It is a shame.

You have done a really brilliant paint job on this, but somehow even when you are trying to make it look a bit dirty, it still comes out clean and tidy. Also at this rate you're going to be through them quick.

No worries bud, it is all good, soon be done and back to more pleasant things.

   
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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Nice!

   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - Thanks, I got the idea from another painter who I've known for a while, he put a gloss varnish on his one and it really looked good!

@Graven - I am all for CC, in fact its quite the refreshing honesty I expect from ya! I whole heartily agree with your observations, it is to crisp, there is no weathering nor goop, nor corrosion. These are the exact things I would add if I were to add another pass at the models, It wont happen today, probably not in the next two years, but when I do come back to add more, that's what you can expect

@Nev - These guys would need to adhere to the crisp and grey mentality to get that treatment

@LDP

@Cam - Don't get me wrong these models are insanely detailed, If they had been released like this back in 2011 I would have done a DG army without question! Now imagine that as a change to this blog!

@Gits - Thanks

Update: On to the lord of contagion.


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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Still brilliant and beautiful work sir. I truly wish I had half your skills with a brush. So tidy.

   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Cool to see a different scheme from what GW recommends. Your color choices should work very well!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
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 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in nz
Tough Tyrant Guard





Auckland, NZ

Right so your going for one and done for now and perhaps hit them again in the future, it's all good. Means you can get onto other stuff as well.

Bloat drone looks good, like others have said a bit too clean, but perhaps it's a newly "shoved in a machine" daemon that hasn't had a chance to be too nurgled yet

LOC looking good, intriguing to see yellow smoke, keen to see what you do with that.

Hive Fleet Ngaro 4800 points
Cult of the Red Saviour 1700 points
Zerg Infested Terrans 2300 points

P&M thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/592277.page 
   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Cam - So weird, I look at the model and instantly see overspill. I guess thats the curse of painting your own models, you tend to focus on the items which aren't perfect, thanks for the kind words however

@Zerg - Funnily enough this scheme was determined back in October 2015, back when I did some plague marines in a quick scheme to this
Spoiler:


@Mad - This hits it on the head, get them done quick now, means I could go back at a later point and save myself so much time having to not do base/wash stages

Update: Lord 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 us
Dakka Veteran




Wisconsin

He looks good Knightley, got that fresh out of the reclamation pit feel to him.
   
Made in nz
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@York - Haha yeah, everyone has that look when I paint, fresh from the tombs, fresh from the warehouses and fresh from the sept worlds

Update: On to the plague caster now


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: Plague caster 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
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

Update: On to 3 of the 7 Plague marines

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
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Ah, the Plague Marines. I hope you find them as fun to paint as I did. So much disgustingly awesome detail!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 93 | Current main painting project: Various Dark Angels
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Can I suggest/request a rusty drybrush? Just to given them a bit of edge crud?

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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - They are a ton of fun to paint, If/when I come back to do more to these guys I can totally see myself spending hours on these guys, so much to work with!

@Graven - Suggest noted, filed for future work

Update: First 3 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 gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Cranking through them as usual, all looking good bud.

   
Made in nz
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Cam - Thanks dude, looking forward to what comes next

Update: Onto the next 3

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: Next 3 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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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

They look really good Knightley. Nice work!

   
Made in gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

You know something, these are really growing on me, was looking at that last, and thought they look ancient, dusty, kinda ghostly, actually a cool look for these. I think the army will look quite cool.

Most of that is due to your hyper-clean paint work, if I took these to this stage and stopped it would look like a massacre in a paint factory.

   
Made in nz
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Gits - Thanks Gits

@Cam - A massacre is sometimes whats required to get the job done, I can't wait to take a full shot of all these models I think it'll be very cool

Update: On to the plague champion

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
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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

I like the pinkish hood. As pale as it is it still really jumps out on the mini.

   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Gits - chur, I wanted any cloth to look like a basic flesh layout, if/when I go back for another run it'll be a diseased flesh look.

Update: Champion 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
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

Update: last on the board is the Blightbringer, base colours being 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: Blightbringer 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 us
Ambitious Space Wolves Initiate





Wow, nice. I like the fleshy-pink cloth. It stands out nicely from the green while still being a very subdued color.
   
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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Nice. Spot of color on the plasma pistol really makes a difference.

   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@AshNomad - Thanks for commenting, it means a lot any particular model you like the most (even from the back catalogue)

@Gits - Yeah, I was going to do it yellow to keep the colour palette down, but it looked really bad, so orange it is!

Update: Group shot - I got through these guys quite quickly, so I'm going to add a Tyranid commission to the push to inflate the model count. Stay tuned

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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 us
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Those Death Guard, while perhaps a bit too clean for my tastes, are really well done. You also blew through them a lot quicker than I ever could and still made them look good! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the bugs!

My armies (re-counted and updated on 6/7/18, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1100 | Space Wolves: ~2000
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6300 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8400 | Death Guard: ~2700 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2400
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Stormsurge blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2017: 65 | Total models painted in 2018: 93 | Current main painting project: Various Dark Angels
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in nz
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Villanous Scum






Looking good!

And you do commissions? I have no idea of how I missed that info.

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