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Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Hi there,
and welcome to my second blog (my first one is about my IG Armored Battle Group: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/663147.page !

I'm taking a break from the Imperium at the moment, and as I always loved the Heresy-era Emperor's Children, and had a discount on a Betrayl at Calth box, I began a little force of the third Legion !



Disclaimer: I did not invent this metallic purple, I found it on the internet, but I cannot find the website again, so I can't credit it.
I follow the tutorial from Dlicious for painting golden.


I use Forge World heads and torsos for the sergeants and the officers, and a Forge World transfer sheet for the Legion's emblem / number..
The phoenix power spears are home made, from Chaos warriors (warhammer battle) bitz.

So, this is the paint scheme I chose for my standard marines, after some feedbacks from DakkaDakka (special thanks to MajorTom11 and sm3g) :

PAINT SCHEME:
Legionaries:
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Sergeants:
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FIRST MODELS:

Legionaries:
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Contemptor:
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The same models, but now BASED with Agrellan earth and Ushabti Bones highlights:

The legionaries:
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The contemptor:
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CHAPLAIN :


Front face:
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His face was really nice to paint:
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However, I'm not pleased with his mantle, I shouldn't have varnished it:
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The last one:
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CONVERSIONS:

A sergeant with home-made phoenix power spear:
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And the chaplain from Betrayl at Calth:
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(I'll drill the barrels, don't worry)

TUTORIAL FOR THE PURPLE :

First, paint the area you want to be purple with a metallic paint (I used leadbelcher), I did 2 thin layers:
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Then, with Druchii purple, do several layers (I do 5 layers on the infantry IIRC, this is the dreadnought with just the first one):
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Then, do it again until you are satisfied

For the white parts, it is simple enough:
2 thin layers of administratum grey, and then several super thin layers of white, until I think it is ok.

For the golden, I do the following:
a base of rhinox hide,
then a mix 2:1 of Auric Armour Gold and runelord brass
then a wash of agrax earthshade
then again mix 2:1 of Auric Armour Gold and runelord brass ( not in the recesses),
then a mix of 2:1 of Auric Armour Gold and ironbreaker for the lightnings,
and, eventually, just ironbreaker for lightnings (be careful when doint it, be very light).

(This is not exactly the tutorial, Dlicious wrote)

My army will be based with desert bases, when I have the paint. Something like that:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/tWm38GgtGVs/maxresdefault.jpg


I'll try to paint a little every day, updating this blog once every week at least, and add everything to THIS post.

Feel free to criticize / express yourself.

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Made in gb
Stalwart Space Marine






Lancashire, UK

Great looking marines you have there!

I love the simple yet very effective way you've achieved that purple

   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Thanks, it is true that it is simple, but it takes time, as I have to wait for it to dry each time...

A little more purple if you want: I just finished 5 more legionaries, and took a picture of everything (light isn't good as it is 3 am in France, sorry )

GROUP PICTURE:

Legionaries and contemptor:
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This is all for today !
Happy wargaming everyone !

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Made in us
Secretive Dark Angels Veteran






These guys look really good. The purple is very unique and the white sets it off perfectly.
   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

I have eventually based my legionaries !
I used Agrellan Earth on a Rhinox Hide basecoat, then I drybrushed it with Ushabti Bones (even if you can't see it on the pictures ! ).
The vexilla's base isn't exactly like the others, but I don't mind.

A LEGIONARY:
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THE EIGHT LEGIONARIES:
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THE CONTEMPTOR:
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Made in us
[DCM]
Never Forget Isstvan!





Chicago

Looking good I would suggest maybe sealing the base though as it will eventually flake off. I personally seal it in with watered down PVA glue.

Ustrello paints- 30k, 40k multiple armies
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/614742.page 
   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Oh, thanks, good idea ! I didn't even think about it.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Never Forget Isstvan!





Chicago

 godardc wrote:
Oh, thanks, good idea ! I didn't even think about it.


No problem! It acts as a matte so it will bring down the color so be careful not to get any on the model if you dont want to matte it.

Ustrello paints- 30k, 40k multiple armies
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/614742.page 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






These are some awesome looking EC, I really like the little conversions and the extra bits you've been using. Subbed.

EDC
   
Made in us
Changing Our Legion's Name






Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Nice Choice of Colours, the metallic Purple Sets these Marines Apart from others from the IIIrd Legion.

My Only Thoughts are that the bases could use some variety of slate/gravel to make them more interesting and add detail. Models are very nice themselves, great work!.

"You Were Born Too Late, You Will Never Be Immortal."

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Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

I agree Spetsnaz0129 : the bases could and should be better. But don't worry ! I plan to add sand and rocks on them, just give me time^^

Eventually, I painted my CHAPLAIN , he is a conversion from Betrayal and Forge World's bitz (torso and head) :


Front face:
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His face was really nice to paint:
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However, I'm not pleased with his mantle, I shouldn't have varnished it with:
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The last one:
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What do you think about him ? I have the feeling I am missing something with thim. Maybe I should add purple on his helmet ?

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

I think he looks great, cape and all.

If you were wanting to add more purple then how about doing the chestplate that the insignia is on in purple and changing the circles to another color,,, maybe gold. But don't go changing anything unless you feel absolutely sure you need to as he looks great as is.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

So, this my first cataphractii miniature.
I tried something new on his power sword, but it looks gawky.
The next one will have the leather things ( I don't even remember the french name for this) painted red, to see if it is better.
Overall, I'm satisfied of my painjob. I hope you like it !
I won't paint anything else during my exam period.
(I took these photos with an old phone, I broke mine yesterday...).
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Cataphractii Face

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Cataphractii Back

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Cataphractii from above


   
Made in gb
Been Around the Block






These are really, very good. Stunning painting and great, simple basing.

Any phoenix terminators on the horizon?

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Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Hey, thanks !
I won't buy anything else (except maybe the red books) until I have painted everything I currently have, so no phoenix terminators before several months, I'm sorry.

I have added sand to the bases, what do you think about it ?
How would you paint the sand ? I don't know what color to paint it !
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Marines with sand, front

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Marines with sand, back


   
Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

They look great! This is probably my favorite heresy-era legion and you've certainly done them justice.

   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Thanks Heretic Tom !
But now that I see the pictures on my computer' screen, they are awful !
I tried to show you the sand I've added on the bases, but I don't think you can even see it with those pictures.
I broke my Xperia last week, and I use an old phone now.
I guess I won't post more picture until they fix my Xperia...

I washed the sand with Agrax Earthshade, and I plan to paint it tomorrow, using probably karak stone and hilglighting it with ushabti bones.

Any advice to paint on sand ? I've never did it^^

   
Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

I'm pretty new to all of this, so take that into consideration, but I would suggest starting with your darkest color and then dry brushing a lighter shade on top of that, and then dry brush your lightest shade on top of that, only hitting the highest areas. And your pics aren't THAT bad

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Made in lt
Longtime Dakkanaut






Oh, it's Ancient Rylanor also, if you don' like the glossy look on the cape, you could try washint it with Lahmian Medium, b/c it also works as a matting agent.

   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Looking good dude.

Basing looks fine as it is from the pics, nit sure you need to paint the sand any further.

EDC
   
Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 evildrcheese wrote:
Looking good dude.

Basing looks fine as it is from the pics, nit sure you need to paint the sand any further.

EDC
I was looking at them again and thinking the same thing. Looks like sand to me

   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Yes, I did Rylanor !
I loved him, even if we don't see him a lot in Fulgrim, and, as I still don't know if I want to play traitors or loyalists, I did a loyalist character.

For me, it was quite obvious the sand was just sand glued to the base: I don't like when real objects are glued to a base without being painted, I'm sorry^^
So I painted 3 bases (agrax earthshade wash, then karak stone, then screaming skull drybrushing).

Here is the result:

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EDIT: two more pictures:

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I think it works better on the terminator: maybe bigger sand areas are better ?

Do you think it adds something to the minis ?

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Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Hi there !
After a long, long time without posting, I'm back.

I have painted some more stuff, and I have taken some better picture (I hope) of old stuff.

So, new pictures of the chaplain:
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New pictures of Rylanor:
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The first squad completed, 15 marines:
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The second squad, in progress, 8 marines:
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Some models:
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I won't paint anything else for this army in 2016, (exams, others minis to paint...). However, this blog will show some more exciting things in 2017, like Palatine Blades and vehicles, and the first battle reports.
If you have some MK IV jump pack to sell, let's me know, I need 6 for my Palatine Blades, currently unglued.
Thanks for watching, and Happy Xmas to all !

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Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

So, I forgot to post some new stuff I had and I am currently working on !
Here we are:



Two apothecaries, and phoenix power spears for my sergeants and palatine blades (at last I am able to assemble and paint them !).

Dice and book for my own pleasure

Wishing you a happy wargaming !

EDIT: here is a preview of what is coming:
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Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

So, I have spend a lot of time painting my Palatine Blades, but they aren't finished yet.
I have two questions for you, guys:
Firstly, I have painted the clothes white, as you can see.
However, I'm not sold on it, do you think black or red would be better ? Black like the weapons, or red like the eyes.
And, secondly, I have taken the pictures outside this time, are they better ? A better light ? Thanks !


First Palatine Blade, WIP:

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Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Nice! Loving the use of purple and silver.

EDC
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Love the purple armour!

Unfortunately, the same can not be said about the chaplain. It might be the camera angle, but he looks WAY to short to be a marine.
Cant wait to see the palatines finished!

Ember

   
Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

Thanks, guys !
Be assured that the chaplain is the same height as the others marines: he is the one from BaC with some adjustments.

So, pictures of the finished full squad !
Unfortunately, the pictures aren't that great, I will take better pictures later this week..
I'm really happy with how they all turned up. Just the power effect on the spears I am not sure about, but I can't do better (I really need to learn how to do power weapons).

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Made in fr
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

As I have promised, here are better pictures of the Palatine Blades squad.
I had a lot of fun painting them and magnetizing their backpack. Now I'm painting the two apothecaries, who are going to be finished for the end of this month.
As always, feel free to tell me what you think about the Palatine Blades !

The prefector:
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The squad:
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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Those are quite good. Keep up the good work!!

   
 
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