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Thank you guys!

Viterbi: Haha, so do I! . Thanks!

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gobert: Thank you! Yeah the engine bay and the general shape are a bit misleading.



Got the Haemonculus done last weekend.
Some of you might have spotted in in the Dakka painting contest or the gallery already, but I did not have time to write a post here before our summer cottage trip.

Here goes:


Still not sure about the basing style for the army, but I decided to try the dark and dead ground style for this one.
The base looked boring, so decided to add the crow piece that I found from my bits box. I guess it's from one of the nighthaunt kits I bought for Mordheim.

Next up I'll either work on the Wracks or the Wyches. Most likely those two will anyway be the next projects I'll finish. Maybe.

Edit: Bam! Thirty pages. This calls for a celebration.

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Nice! The Haemunculus looks suitably gribbly, yet elegant.

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Yes, I concur, gribbly yet elegant. Love the glossy black helmet visor too.

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She's beautiful. The spot-gloss on the mask is 100% win.
   
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That Haemonculus is excellent. I particularly enjoy the Hamlet-style skull in hand pose, and the choice of colours really suit the mini. Great work!
   
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The Haemonculus came out fantastically! The red is great, as is the gloss face mask, but it’s the eye and scar on her left hand side that wins it for me

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Interesting take on a Haemonculus model Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

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Great work on the Haemonculus and it looks so weird to see normal flesh colour on the mini when you only know it in Banshee colors I think the base looks good, I found with my last projects that too elaborate steals the attention a bit from the minis themselves.
   
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Appreciate the comments, thank you everyone!

Sherrypie: Haha, indeed!

Bellerophon: Thank you! I just could not resist putting a skull in the hand after attaching it

gobert: Thanks gobert! I was a bit worried that the scar thingy would not be visible enough.

Captain Brown: Interesting is what I aimed for, thanks CB!

Viterbi: Thanks Viterbi! I agree, that sometimes the base can indeed steal the show a bit too much.



Finished painting the Wrack conversions.
They were quite fun to paint, except for the skin. I think I have developed some kind of mental block when it comes to painting skin.
When you keep telling yourself that "I can't do this step at all", it comes a reality. Even though I'm aware of that, I still do it. Gotta stop and just keep on practicing and favor good contrast instead of quickly trying to smooth out the transitions on tabletop miniatures.

Other than that, I quite like the result.

I thought that the Wracks would be yesterday's Kabalite Warriors, whose lust for blood (the vampire theme and all that) has grown too much, consuming them into these horrifying creatures that lurk the dark caves and corners of their home world.
These beastly creatures only care about feeding and cover their mutated bodies with the bones of their enemies.
Lacking all reason, they would not be a good asset in a delicate raiding force if it was not for the Banshee Haemonculus, whose command they exclusively follow.
A bit of a cliche, but that's what I though while painting these fellers.

I should start thinking about the backstory a bit more for this army. I have some ideas, but nothing written down. I usually think about story and character concepts, backgrounds etc. but I'm not good at writing them down

Anyhow, here:

The dakka gallery images are quite large, so I did not post the full sized version here. I encourage to check the full sized versions.


One picture with a white background.


A couple of shots with the Haemonculus.





Still working with the odds and ends of my new phone and it's camera (Google Pixel 4a). There are not very many settings to it, as it's almost completely automated.
Even though the camera phone takes quite good quality pictures, it really has a hard time to get whole units in focus.
So my DSLR still has it's uses (yay).
These pictures were taken with the phone, and the Haemonculus pics in the last post were taken with the DSLR.


Thank you for looking!


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Awesome! Great idea & conversions - really like how these are genuinely creepy & feral but still kinda baroque, much rather than just being BDSM elves in space.

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Amazing work on those, they're super creepy!

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Wow! The wracks painted up great. The new phone gives good pics, I find mine had the same depth of focus issue when getting group photos. Great for WIP pics though!

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The Wracks and Haemy look great as a unit. Fantastic work.

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Very impressive start to your Coven Ezki, the conversions are so unique! Liking the backstory, I think the bloodlust from excess is a plausible story for any Dark Eldar going a bit mad. (Also, lovely Dodge, although I am partial towards the Volvos you've got!)

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Now that's a scary squad. My sisters of battle may like to have a word with them about following the god-emperor
   
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Fleshy and brutal. Excellent work.

   
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Super creepy, but in a really fitting way

Thanks for sharing



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Nice work Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

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Thank you for all the comments and praises, I'm flattered!

MobileSuitRandom wrote:Awesome! Great idea & conversions - really like how these are genuinely creepy & feral but still kinda baroque, much rather than just being BDSM elves in space.

Pretty much what I had in mind, so I take it as success! Thanks

Tyranid Horde wrote:Very impressive start to your Coven Ezki, the conversions are so unique! Liking the backstory, I think the bloodlust from excess is a plausible story for any Dark Eldar going a bit mad. (Also, lovely Dodge, although I am partial towards the Volvos you've got!)

Thanks Tyranid Horde! Gotta fill in some more fluff for the army sometime in the future. And I understand, I'm quite fond of the old swedish bricks myself

Viterbi wrote:Now that's a scary squad. My sisters of battle may like to have a word with them about following the god-emperor

Haha, that would be a showdown to witness!


Bit of a slow haul for now.
In between working my day job, working on the car, teaching my sister to drive, planning a D&D campaign and playing some video games, painting time has been cut a bit short.

Been doing some work on the Hekatrix Bloodbrides though.
Painting them is a lot of fun, but also a lot more time consuming than I imagined. The sheer amount of skin and small details some of which are really hard to reach, takes quite a bit of time.

Painting the skin could have been faster, if I would have primed these gals white or light grey for example.
But noo, when I built them a couple of years ago, I thought priming most of them black would be a good idea
For some reason that I do not remember, some of them had a grey coat.

I decided to with light and pale skin, with some traces of warmer tone. I could have also gone with a lot paler tone, but painting it would have been a pain (especially on top of the black primer).


They should be done in a few days if I can manage some painting time. Few details and highlights left.


... And the bases. I'm still undecided with the whole basing thing.
On one hand, I would like to do some cool cork bases for the whole army, and on the other hand I would just like to get them done quickly.
Don't want to go with urban nor snow bases (already got two armies with snow).
Been thinking about a dead wasteland or a graveyard look. Or a base with autumn colors. Or.. something. Maybe I'll figure them out soon enough.


In addition to this, I've been ordering some new toys!
Bunch of terrain making supplies and other fun things from GS world. I'm especially excited to give the water effect resin a try!


I also have a "little" project in ahead of me:
I've been thinking about moving my Citadel paints to dropper bottles for a while. Recently a friend of mine did it and is still breathing, so I finally decided to go ahead with it.
I decided to do this for two reasons: This way I can save some paint in the long run as it can be pre thinned in the bottles, and it will be easier to use with an airbrush, which I'm going to order in near future.



That's all for this time folks!
Thanks for reading.




   
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 Ezki wrote:
... And the bases. I'm still undecided with the whole basing thing.
On one hand, I would like to do some cool cork bases for the whole army, and on the other hand I would just like to get them done quickly.
Don't want to go with urban nor snow bases (already got two armies with snow).
Been thinking about a dead wasteland or a graveyard look. Or a base with autumn colors. Or.. something. Maybe I'll figure them out soon enough.


Ezki,

You really cannot go wrong with fine sand, as you can paint a brown, yellow, or grey texture to suite a theme...easy to paint over it if you change your mind later. Easy to do with water soluble white glue as your adhesive...then if you want to remove the sand at a later date, just sit the figures in a low tray and put in water to a level that just reaches the edge of the top of the bases and capillary action will do the rest and loosen the sand for easy removal without damaging your paint job. If you have sealed it, just a couple of pokes with a sharp craft knife will let the water in and the melting glue will usually lift the sand making removal even easier.

My two cents,

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Bloodbrides look like they are going to rock. Have fun with the new materials.
   
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I agree with Captain Brown. A little bit of sand and a couple tufts go a long way.

   
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The switch to dropper bottles is a time consuming business, but the results are good imho. Much less messy for starters and being able to mix colours with repeatablity is great. Good luck!

Oh and thanks to CB for the pointer, I hadn’t thought of dissolving old PVA in water. That should come in handy!

The water effects sound interesting, I’ll be watching that one closely!

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Thank you very much guys!

Captain Brown: That's a great advice CB!
I originally thought that I would do something "special" for them, but basing a 60 model (and counting) army quickly for the tabletop might not be the right target for that.
So, I decided to go with texture paint and sand (on the older models that already had that).

gobert: Might be a full day's work to do the switch, but like you said, mixing colours will be a lot easier after that.
I'm looking forward to playing around with the water effects. Got to just find the right project and the time to practice it.


Almost there with the Hekatrix Bloodbrides! Everything is painted, except one arm that got torn off earlier and I had to pin it in place. For some reason, I kept going with the painting process without that part haha.
Final pictures real soon, hopefully.


For the bases, I finally chose something between a dead ground and an "autumn" style look.
Still trying to define the process which produces best results, but I quite like using yellow wash on the grass tufts. Did that with the graveyard board six months ago as well.


Excited to finally figure out the look for the bases, so I gathered all the previously painted infantry guys and gals on my desk and started basing.


Aaaand I got yet another shipment.
Some new space elves to nearly finish the current composition of the army and some more Necromunda terrain pieces.


I still need a proper Archon for the army.
I have been thinking, that the new red armoured Vampire from the Direchasm Crimson Court kit would be pretty much perfect. Such a cool mini, so it would be a good excuse to paint it.
Might also do a conversion from some other model, not sure yet.

Thanks for looking!


   
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The bases look good Ezki, simple yet effective, which is just what you want with 60 to do! The new buys look exciting too, plenty to keep you busy for a while

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Autumn bases sound cool. The idea of an Archon converted from one of the new vamps is very exciting.
   
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Thank you gobert and youwashock!


Hekatrix Bloodbrides and basing the rest of the army finished!
Less text and more pictures this time.


Forgot to lower the size of the gallery images, so I did not dare to post the full sized versions here due to scaling issues.
EDIT: the thumbnails look a bit messy, but the actual pictures in the gallery are a lot sharper.







To celebrate the new bases, I took a few more pictures from the rest of the guys:





From this angle, the warrior in the middle looks like she is losing her balance with a horrified face
Cannot unsee!









The whole bunch.
I forgot to attach the gunners on the Venoms, but I'll do it next time. Still many spiky elves to paint, so there will be more group shots in the future!







Not bad for a two and a half month's work. Especially with my usual speed.
Still have 10 Incubi, 6 boats (3 Ravagers, 3 Raiders), some Kabalites and other random stuff unpainted.

Thank you for looking!


Edit: It seems that the gallery thumbnails got a bit messy. This time I used .jpg instead of the usual .png after editing the pictures (white balance etc.).
In the gallery they look the same, but it seems that when the .jpg pics are compressed to ~1/3 of the size for the forum post, they get a bit messy.
It's a compressed format after all, so the .png might be the way to go after all...?
At the same time, this answers to my question from years ago, when I wondered the same thing (in some of the earlier posts).

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Exalted Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

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Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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You have an amazing Drukhari army built up dude, great work!

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Wow! What a great looking army! The speed you’ve knocked these out at such a good level is astonishing. The vipers make a great backdrop to the army too, great work!

I love how shouty and angry the latest squad are, like angry cheerleaders

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