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Made in gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

As I suspected, they look excellent. Well done bud, I hope you at least enjoyed some of it, I know you blasted through them quick.

   
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Wisconsin

You were right Knightley, when they are all together the army has a nice cohesive look to it. Looking forward to the Nids.
   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - Thanks dude, I know you were expecting a little more and I hope to be able to provide that for you if/when I come back to the chaos models

@ingtaer - Commissions.... Yes and No, I don't advertise I do it, however, I've had friends on Dakka approach me in the past who were looking for a couple of models here or there. You looking at getting something done?

@Cam - Yeah, in a way, this was a rather interesting test where I had to restrict the number of colours used, as well as no progress past the base/wash stage, trust me it was at time very difficult.

@York - Thanks buddy, appreciate that

Update: I'd been doing mould lining over the past week as well as assembly, I didn't take pics however onto the priming stage

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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. .
 
   
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Wisconsin

Looks like my old biology disection class.
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

What the heck did you dissect in class? I remember frogs! Not really scary spiky things with huge teef.

Looking forward to this, but surely Knightly you must be getting withdrawal symptoms by now? I mean they are primer Grey, but......

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I love the changing blog name I must say as a muted wall of pus, the DG looked rather good. However, I'm proper excited about you tackling nids again thumbsup:

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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

I love the "deconstructed" aspect of the bugs. Looks like a MOMA display of some sort.

   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@York - The NZ science classes must have been terrible, I never got to cut anything up so this is my new childhood eh?

@Cam - Getting twitchy thats for sure, I re-found my last knight Cerastus Castigator, so that will most likely be on the cards next.

@Graven - All inspired by you buddy, I was tempted to flick it back, but hey its not the Grey Knights so it doesn't get the blog name!

@Gits - "And here we have the Genus, Lictor stabicus - DeathLeaper strain, very nasty, but oh so nice to cut up"

Update: On to the white skin, started with an off white, Ulthuian White I think (excuse the spelling) After that dried I hit it with a top down white.

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: Not sure if I should have done this now or later, but I applied reikland flesh shade 50/50 Lamiem medium over all the skin to tint it to the colour of the army. However I suspect this was a fools errand should I make mistakes with the Black.

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

Nice so far. As for your concern about messing it up with the black, if you did highlights on the skin first you might have messed up the black instead, so I think it's six in one hand, half a dozen in the other.

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 | 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: 80 | Current main painting project: Dark Angels Scouts
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Made in nz
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - Fair point, I do suspect that if I went white on black, black would cover it much easier than the reverse (multiple white coats to fix a black mistake) time till tell

Update: Started working on Deathleaper, other 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. .
 
   
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Wisconsin

It is looking good Knightley. Since you are painting then putting them back together would you be Resecting them rather than Dissecting?

Looking forward to the rest!
   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@York - This is true, I would prefer playing god, but you know, Resecting works as well

Update; started on the feathering after waiting for the washes to dry

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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Mostly, on my phone.

That's niddly nasty

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Wisconsin

Feathering? Have not heard that term before can you enlghten me Knightley?
   
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - Or do you mean Kniddly Knasty

@York - I may have the wrong term, however it was told to me like this:
- dark base
- lighter cover on the inside of the dark base, leaving the dark base visable
- even lighter cover on the second layer leaving all three previous layers visable

From what I believe (Again could be the wrong term) its whats used for the chitin armour colours on Tyranids (see old one eye below on his plates)


Update: Deathleaper done, I really need to refine the purple armour colour, its not quite right in my eyes.



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

Fantastic, and so quick, really awesome work. Your style seems to transfer really well, we all know how amazing your marines are, but kids and DG, all looking fantastic.

   
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Wisconsin

Thanks Knightley, I think of layering when using that technique.
Deathleaper looks good how you do those little eyes so well makes me jealous.
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Knidlicious

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
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Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Cam - Thanks man, I can't claim the scheme is my own, it was developed by my brother, and he wanted something simple and quick to do, I'm glad he chose it like this.

@York - Fair point, when I think of layering, its applying the same colour paint back over a shaded base colour, sometimes in two thin coats (as per our painting overlord Duncan Rhodes)

@Graven - Nidlicious

Update: Swarmy had some black, red and tan 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: Washes applied, I also forgot the legs, I need to find them and put paint on them

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

Swarmy's coming along great! Looking forward to seeing him all put together. Nids are an army I've always thought would be fun to paint and model, but as I say very often I need another army like a hole in my head.

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 | 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: 80 | Current main painting project: Dark Angels Scouts
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Zerg - They can be a ton of fun, I'm really enjoying painting these guys, although I do miss the hard lines of marines.

Update: found the legs and got them in line, then started on the feathering/layering

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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Carapace is looking boss.

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 gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Looking great, classic nid. Really nice.

   
Made in nz
[DCM]
Papa Squiggles





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - I'm trying to recreate old one eye's scheme and I'm not sure I'm quite nailing it just yet.

@Cam - Thank you!

Update: Feathering/layering done, with some work on the bone sabres completed

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: Swarmlord 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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Wisconsin

Wonderful work Knightley.
   
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Wellington, NZ

Looks fantastic! What a formidable beast and formidable paint job well executed

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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Beautiful work. I could never figure out the little marks on the plates. Just couldn't get them to look right.

   
 
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