Switch Theme:

Quest for Perfection, Crimson fists & Helbrute  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

I feel you, Weety. Painting on that sarcophagus scroll in particular is a pain in the backside. Much moreso than others of the same size. Chapter icons look great as well, and at actual size I doubt you'd be able to tell without looking really closely.

For the fantasy models, I'd go round. Not because it's my own preference for fantasy, or any particular love for AoS, but it's the new, current, marketed, pushed thing. All those Start Collecting boxes have round bases, after all - and if anyone wants to play Oldhammer/8th/9th Age they're already used to rebasing models that they eBay. AoS is where the new players are, and also the ones who are more likely (IMO) want to buy and immediately play without needing to work on the models.

Also, games like Frostgrave, etc are base-agnostic, and a lot of people I've seen blogging it seem to prefer rounds purely on the aesthetics.

The Fists you speak of sound like this upgrade pack.
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Crimson-Fists-Tactical-Squad-Upgrade-Pack

Paint them yellow or blue - the icons are the same so go with the one you prefer/feel will sell better. If it's a full 10-man squad, I cant think of why they'd lack their heavy, unless the seller decided against Fists but decided to keep the lascannon model, etc....


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 weetyskemian44 wrote:
@Dsteingass hell no - nobody likes the 3rd edition dark eldar. I could snap a whole army up real cheap but I don't like them either - the newer ones are much better. I always usually do older stuff but not dark eldar they are shonky looking.


The new DE are SO Much nicer. I've still got a bunch of the 3e ones. I plan to (eventually) build them using spare parts from my modern DE replacing a lot of heads, arms and weapons. So using the bodies as a place to get use from my modern spare parts, basically.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/06/25 07:58:00


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







I'm not adding sponsons to my Armored Division.

In reality, you just want the battlecannons shooting and not moving much, The Infantry and AP stuff is usually in a line near it to keep everyone away.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Thanks for the advice. I think I will go round. Also I might think of them as a warband rather than a regiment and give some bows, some clubs, some spears? I think that is a thing now maybe.

Thanks dsteingass I'm reassured about my leaman's adequacy.

I think I'm keeping the 90s imperial guard so I'm going to need more display space. The cabinet is one of those with many notches, so I just need the right size piece of wood.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work on Dreddy, and that is a pretty flag.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Huge Hierodule






Nottingham (yay!)

I have to ask - why do people prefer the old Leman Russ kit?

   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

I dunno but I reckon dsteingass does? Something bout more detail (probably more RIVETS).

   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Whilst preparing the harlequins I noticed these five orks who got forgotten last year and were very nearly ready. Painted them as evil suns as i haven't done them yet.



Harlequins are drying off from their first wash, a delicate grey mauve.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






LOVE THOSE ORKS!
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Classics, and such good work on so many subjects of painting,
I do like the excellence here.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







@lindsay Nostalgia, perhaps. The Leman Russ was designed in 1995 (retailed for $30), it had the larger, more comical lascannon and the Original accessory sprue (Hunter-killer missile in a big box launcher, spikey searchlight, etc.), but it was Nottingham Plastic, so it was the light grey plastic that got somewhat brittle over time. . It was redesigned with a different Lascannon and a completely new Accessory Sprue around 2000ish (Dark Grey Plastic era beginning) , and when 6th Edition Apocalypse (I think) dropped, they redesigned the entire kit to fit on fewer sprues, saving the company money, charging you the more, and removing most of the cool curves and details and replacing them with Space Mariney-angles.

The new Chimera kit is far inferior to the old Chimera Kit on detail though, although easier to build (the Old Chimera Kit was 5 Sprues + the Accessory Sprue, the new Chimera Kit is only 2 sprues, 80% of the box you buy is air.

@weets Orks Look Great! Even without the Goblin Green bases. I was digging through a box of shame yesterday and I found two old RT-era Imperial Army officer minis and a Standard Bearer, where they wore Roman-esque helmets.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2017/06/30 12:59:09


"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

@shasolenzabi thanks. I'm specialising in diversity. In the post this week are death guard and space wolves - better buy some space wolf paint I don't fancy mixing it myself.

Thanks Dsteingass, more orks where they came from soon. I love those roman helmets.

A good holiday - lots of pre-painting-prep got done but only a little painting; some harlequins:


   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Oh, a blast from the past! I love the pastel colors.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Hooray for classic Harlequins.
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Lively work on the classic Harlies, Weets. I especially like the ice/shard pistol.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nice work weets. You really did find the mark on these.

   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

There's 15 more where they came from, painting up another 8 tonight. Got all of these http://solegends.com/citrt2/rtb06harlequins/index.htm and a few of these http://solegends.com/citrt2/rt4305harlequins/index.htm

Gotta catch 'em all!

   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Here are some more harlequins. I added an extra colour - a sort of luminous lime colour for the power weapons. I'm not sure about it though I don't think it fits and may repaint them with blue lightning, what does anyone think?


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







It's a nice green, but I'm not sure it even fits the muted pastels you used on the rest.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Beautiful work. The muted colours really suit the models, that green for the power weapons is nice, I like it, but maybe take the green toward the blue side instead of the yellow, might help fit in better. Though as I say, I like it as is.




 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Added more blue to those power weapons and I think it looks good:


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Good call weets.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Love them!
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Spot On Weets! as usual!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Great Harlies!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in us
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Very nice work. Were the lozenge patterns as frustrating as they look?

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

An absolute pig, which may be why I just did the one leg on each!!

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Beautiful, really nice job. Look spot on. Love coming here, these old school types are just so wonderful.




 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

I've got 8 more to go. Then its the guardian squads and the wraithlord dread which I'm going to do Biel-Tan green and white the old school way around; green bod, white helmet. I seem to have spontaneously segued into doing a whole army of ye oldie eldar. I've got eldar on the brain and a day off tomorrow.


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Cant wait to see your guardsmen!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Lovely painting on some characterful old models. I envy your patience on the diamondwork!

Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: