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No problem

I have to admit, I'm with you on the vehicle front. Perhaps I just need bigger brushes, but I found painting a Fire Prism ages ago a real slog.

Quite liked doing a War Walker though, and Wraithlords are fun

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I completely agree, it seems it's not always a size thing but a model thing. I've enjoyed painting war walkers, I've done 6 to date and my wraithseer was a blast to paint.

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Been a while since I've made an update but I haven't been idle. Work continues on the Scourges with their bodies being mostly done. The wings and bases are most of what's left. Below you can see three of the wings I've started, the idea being that since many scourges get their wings on the whims of what a Haemonculus feels like doing and what specimens he has on hand that day it stands to reason many of them would have varied wings. The goal with these five is to make each set of wings unique so no two are alike. After I finish these scourges I'll be back to work on my Armies on Parade display board so updates after these guys will be of a very different nature (and very likely filled with frustrated ranting).
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Looking good.

My only concern with varied wings would for the visual coherency of the squad. Now all the guys look like they belong together, but will that still hold with assorted wings? I suspect that as you seem to be using a similar pattern, you should be fine. Just a random pre-coffee thought.

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I expect it will work out ok. The colors on the wings are similar enough that when combined with the uniform color scheme on the rest of the model they won't look off.
   
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Thank you Nevelon and youwashock for your input, I really appreciate the different perspectives.

I decided upon doing all different wings with a bit of the express intent of having them stand apart from my army a bit, to give them some unique flair you can't find anywhere else in the force. Having the wings be different from each other within the squad itself I'm hoping will give each model some individual flair but hopefully thanks to the common armor across the group they'll still maintain a bit of cohesiveness. With this unit my goal is to tread the very fine line of a unit that stands visually different from the parent force but still recognizably is part of that force.

This was one unit I knew I was taking a risk on in that they won't fit visually alongside my army at all but I'm hoping the armour ties them in just enough to work. I tried visualizing how they'd look but this ended up being one of those things I had to try and I'll see if it works once it's complete and I place them next to my force.

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Quick update: Got some more work done on the wings, a large portion of the first 4 is done, just some detailing and maybe one or two steps on each left (the black and orange one has a lot more to do). I'll do the last set of wings separate once I get these 4 done. Hope you guys like these so far, lemme know what you think.
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Going to put any tattoos on the bat wings or dye any feathers? Anything fancy planned for the wings on the guy in charge of the squad?

Not that you need to, I just like suggesting difficult things... Push you to improve and all that. Looking good as-is.

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Currently I have no plans to put tattoos on the wings as both the bat-style wings have quite a bit of layering done to them that I'm worried about wrecking. The fleshy one is 4 successive layers of varying degrees of watered down wash and I'll be throwing on some highlights tonight. The black bat wing is 4 shades of grey drybrushed up to build a gradient (that the photos unfortunately aren't quite doing justice in my opinion), seeming as these are DE I maybe should have gone with 50 shades? ...

Ok bad jokes aside, I'm trying to do some blending on the feathers for these wings, that'll be something new as I'm just mostly used to layering and I don't have a wet palette to help. I'll see how things turn out then decide if the feathers need anything more to make them interesting.

The leader is going to have wings based off of hawk wings. It'll blend some tan and darker browns and I'm hoping to achieve a blend to black at the tips as well as some off-white highlights. I don't work on blending similar colours very often, I mostly work with contrasting colours so this'll be interesting to see how it turns out.

thanks to the way GW builds their Scourges kit (one of each special weapon in the kit) I'll definitely be buying more scourge kits in the future so I can make several WYSIWYG squads. I plan on having their wings be unique as well so wing tattoos and all sorts of different colour schemes will be making their way into them at some points.

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Looking good. The effort you are putting into building the layers on the bat wings shows. Going to be a nice unit.
   
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Thank you very much youwashock, I'm glad it's working out.

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What a brilliant idea! It's a challenge to get stuff looking varied yet recognisably the same force, but it looks great when pulled off and I'd definitely trust your colour sense!

It also fits the fluff perfectly as you said. Not only is it up to the whims of the individual haemonculus, but Scourges are sort of like Spyrers. Rich and wealthy individuals that prey on the less fortunate. I'd expect each of them would want a personalised set of wings, given that they're not cheap...

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Yeah, the layers of inks on those flesh-wings are really coming out nicely.

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Thank you Ynneadwraith and goblinpaladin, glad you guys like them. I was hoping to have the initial 4 sets of wings finished last night but life got in the way and I couldn't paint so here's to hoping I can put some brush to plastic tonight.

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Small update, the four initial wings are done. Now just for the leader. Let me know what you guys thinks of these. Please pardon the absolute atrocious lighting, it really washes out a lot of the colours, particularly on the black feathered wings.
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Oh man those look cool. My favourite was definitely the black bat-wings, but not that the washes have been finished on the fleshtoney ones I'm torn.

These are going to look stunning!

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Thanks dude, glad you like em. The two bat wings are definitely my favourites, not sure which one I prefer either to be honest. In person the orange one came out nicer than in the photos but of all the wings that's the one I'm most worried not mixing well with the overall look of the unit. Of everything though I'm quite pleased with how much the green drug lines helped to tie all the wings together and particularly on the bat wings I love the contrast they give.

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Fine work on the wings IF! I wholeheartedly agreed that the green pipes on the black feathers give an excellent DE-style contrast!

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They look real good. I like the light colored bats the most, I think.
   
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Thank you very much Justaerinatthewall and youwashock. The pale bat wings I think are my personal favourite as well, torn on the orange one though, I really like it in person (photos don't do it justice) but it is the one I'm most worried about clashing too much with the rest of the force.

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Nah I don't think you need to be worried about the paler bat wings not blending in, and I'm Mr Unadventurous when it comes to contrasting colours

If you do still find that it's a bit of a jump from predominantly black to predominantly orange then for your second squad you could do a similar set of wings with some black tattoos across them. It'd break the same bit up a little, and also sort of stitch together the spectrum from jet-black to full-orange

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Inevitable_Faith,

The idea of the different wings for the Scourges is really neat and they are progress very nicely.

Cheers,

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Ynneadwraith: I think you're right, the varying wings will be something that will likely look better as groups the more of them I have.

Thank you very much Captain Brown, glad you like them.

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Alright showcase time! Got the whole unit wrapped up and glued together tonight and even managed to get a little phot-op going. Hopefully the photos turned out well. Please let me know what you guys think, I'd love to hear your input.
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Ah! Dude those bat wings turned out so great. I was expecting to like the flesh-wings best of all of them, but the bone on the black really pops, and your shading on those is really top-notch. Is it airbrushing? 'Cause if it isn't, I want a tutorial.

The eagle-ish wings on the squad leader also work really well, but compared to everyone else's the scourge with the black feathers seems a bit pedestrian. Like he's the poorest of the gang and could only get some off-the-rack wings.

I continue to love your pink armour, incidentally.

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Thank you kind sir, glad you like them. There is no airbrushing on the black bat wings at all, it's simply drybrushing successive layers of lighter toned grey over a black base followed by an heavily diluted wash of nuln oil. I'm all out of wings to make a proper tutorial with but I'll keep that in mind when I get more scourges and make some tutorials.

The black feathered wings were the first set I did and I was definitely less ambitions with them as I was with the others. I was attempting to model them after crow wings so I was starting with a less inspired model from the beginning. This unit has been a huge learning experience and I'll definitely be taking these lessons to heart when I paint up some more scourges (which will happen because I'm a sucker for WYSIWYG and GW felt only putting 1 of each special weapon per kit was a good idea...).

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I really like your paintwork on the more natural feathered wings, but the lighter batwings are still my favorite. Great looking unit. A real eyecatcher.
   
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Thank you youwashock, I just placed them with the rest of my force this afternoon and they fit in quite nicely with the force, wings and all.

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Oh man those look absolutely stunning truly beautiful work as ever!

And agreed the fade on the black bat wings is really, really nice

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Thank you very much Ynneadwraith, it's always nice to know when a plan comes together and nets the look you were going for.

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