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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Vitruvian XVII wrote:They look great as a group! Im continually impressed by your level of output, i always get so distracted!


Thanks, I have been aiming this year into focusing on one larger project all the time. In the beginning of the year it was my skorne and then in the autumn I switched back to cygnar. It also helps to have very specific subgoals, so when I have been painting this eNemo theme list I have divided the figs that need to be painted to groups for each month. December's goal is to paint the second firefly along with storm tower to finish the stormcaller section of the army.

Then on parallel with the main project I have one or two figs to paint to get some variation to painting. The problem is in keeping these under control. Currently I have malifaux crew, infinity, spherewars, a soda pop fig, confrontation Drunes along with Space Hulk trying to compete for the place in the spotlight. I have the Waagh Dakka ork and a Malifaux fig almost finished, but I already painted the space hulk dead terminator before finishing either.

I just try to focus on the main project and then do the other minis when inspiration strikes, it seems to work pretty well for me. Also keeping the main project to certain quality level, they are not perfect and in some areas they might be quite roughly painted, but it doesn't matter as they are for gaming. Display figs are then worked and reworked until perfect, but I haven't painted many figs to that level in years. Now I have the urge to do the Soda Pop fig to top level I can achieve so let's see how it goes.

   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

To kick of new year I'll give you pictures of the last figs painted last year: the stormtower for my Nemo2's theme force. It is included in the army as a tier bonus for free, but the figures are so nice that it was a pleasure painting it. The leader and grunt were both painted to fit among the rest of the stormsmiths already painted for my cygnar force. Stormtower was painted using the worn brass and steel used on my cygnar jacks. I opted to paint the hair of the smiths in regular colors as opposed to the gray look that the studio smiths have. I like it a lot better as the figs seem to represent pretty young humans.







And here is a group shot of all of the stormsmiths for now, I think that I need another blister of 3 for my force though.



I did miss my deadline for getting also the second firefly painted during December. It is base coated, but still needs a lot of attention to get it finished. I aim to get it and another fig for the force still finished during this month, but lets see how it goes.

   
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Doc Brown





Spring, Tx

I love THIS! All of this!

Great work on the highlights, I dig the khaki + blue paint scheme for your Cygnar. Great bases!

I'll keep coming back for more!

   
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Fixture of Dakka







Nice Stormsmith group, Metsuri. How was the Storm Tower to assemble?

I'm also putting a 50pt eNemo Tier 4 list together, so I know what you're going through

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Hmelrose wrote:I love THIS! All of this!

Great work on the highlights, I dig the khaki + blue paint scheme for your Cygnar. Great bases!


Thanks Hmelrose, I wanted my infantry to look more rugged and natural than the studio scheme and khaki was a good neutral light brown. It is quite nice color to paint and is not too difficult to shade. The bases are done to give good contrast to the lighter figs. I've tried to make them look natural and neutral, but still have some detail in them to make them more interesting.

Dysartes wrote:Nice Stormsmith group, Metsuri. How was the Storm Tower to assemble?

I'm also putting a 50pt eNemo Tier 4 list together, so I know what you're going through


Thanks Dysartes, I saw that you are on the same boat as I am from your blog and new years resolutions here.

What kind of list are you planning on? Or how many stormsmiths are you planning on fielding

The Storm Tower is not too hard to assemble, the grunt is one piece (or she has sword to attach to the hip). The gunner is two pieces, goes together easily and the tower is one piece. The only part where you need to pay attention is when attaching the tower and gunner to the base as there is a power cable joining the gunner to the tower. I pinned the cable to the gunner and then pinned the tower to the base near the lip. After that I just needed to pin the gunner to the base so that the cable reached the socket in tower. Not too difficult, but needs to be done with some attention to make it look good.

   
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Fixture of Dakka







The list I'm looking to field at the ETC at Maelstrom is as follows (subject to the Avenger kit coming out):

General Adept Sebastian Nemo
- Thunderhead Heavy Warjack
- Avenger Heavy Warjack
- Firefly Light Warjack
- Firefly Light Warjack
- Sentinel Light Warjack
- Squire
6 Stormguard
6 Stormguard
Stormsmith Storm Tower
Stormsmith Storm Tower
5 x Stormsmith Stormcaller

Three of my Stormsmiths are already painted, and I've just picked up the package with my remaining two (well, three, but you know what I mean ) in it.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Dysartes wrote:The list I'm looking to field at the ETC at Maelstrom is as follows (subject to the Avenger kit coming out):

General Adept Sebastian Nemo
- Thunderhead Heavy Warjack
- Avenger Heavy Warjack
- Firefly Light Warjack
- Firefly Light Warjack
- Sentinel Light Warjack
- Squire
6 Stormguard
6 Stormguard
Stormsmith Storm Tower
Stormsmith Storm Tower
5 x Stormsmith Stormcaller

Three of my Stormsmiths are already painted, and I've just picked up the package with my remaining two (well, three, but you know what I mean ) in it.


Interesting, we have gone for a bit different directions as I am going to try the list with 3 heavies. That list will mow infantry spam as it has so much anti-infantry autohitting power that it should really give all something to think about to kayazis and other units depending on high DEF for survival.

It is interesting to see how the towers work in the list. On the paper they seem pretty powerful, but the lack of movement worries me, that is why I have only one on my list. The stormsmith spam seems to be the way to go with the list, I agree that more than 3 is required. I will probably run 6 in my list.

Is the ETC this year still rewarding destroying enemy models?

   
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Fixture of Dakka







As far as I'm aware they'll be rewarding killing stuffs. I'm waiting for SR2012 to come out officially before I judge the scenarios, but I feel sorry for anyone trying to hold a zone if the Stormsmiths and Fireflies get into position to drop multiple Triangulations on them...

My problem is what to do if the Avenger isn't out in time - my current plan B is to tag in a Cyclone, for even more random death

I suspect the Towers will need to advance or run on turn 1 (as unless I've missed something, they can run) to get into position. With 14 inch range, they should be able to start annoying the enemy from T2 (or possibly even T1 if I go second).

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Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.


 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Dysartes wrote:As far as I'm aware they'll be rewarding killing stuffs. I'm waiting for SR2012 to come out officially before I judge the scenarios, but I feel sorry for anyone trying to hold a zone if the Stormsmiths and Fireflies get into position to drop multiple Triangulations on them...

My problem is what to do if the Avenger isn't out in time - my current plan B is to tag in a Cyclone, for even more random death

I suspect the Towers will need to advance or run on turn 1 (as unless I've missed something, they can run) to get into position. With 14 inch range, they should be able to start annoying the enemy from T2 (or possibly even T1 if I go second).


That is the way to go with it, just wait for enemy to move into place and then saturate area with lightning from all of those sources.

Avenger is much more versatile jack than cyclone, I would personally switch him around for stormclad in your list. It has the shorter range gun without AoE, but so much more melee presence than cyclone so it would match avenger better. It cost a bit more on points tough.

Towers should run as they are unable to move and shoot during the same turn unless I remember wrong. They have nice range though and the way that the electric damage works you can shoot your own jacks/ figs in the back for some nice lightning arcs.

Yesterday I got some more paint slapped on Nemo2, it was nice to take up the brush for the first time this year. Lets see if I can finish either him or second Firefly during this month.

   
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Widowmaker





Stretford, Manchester

Some truly awesome work going on here. What colours do you use for your khaki? I am planning on making my own Cygnar a khaki base, with blue trim.
   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Mutley wrote:Some truly awesome work going on here. What colours do you use for your khaki?


Thanks Mutley.

The khaki is just straight from the bottle Vallejo Game Color khaki, shaded with a wash of VGC earth and Vallejo Model Color black brown and finally highlighted with VGC bone.

Looking forward on seeing your paint jobs, I should put the xbox controller down and put some paint on my Nemo2 and Firefly, which are looking at me with a sad eyes forgotten on the painting table

   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

It's been two months since the last update. I have been painting my Malifaux crew in the meanwhile, but got back to getting the Nemo2 themeforce to fully painted. Next up on the queue was the caster himself, which is one of the nicest pieces in Cygnar line. Great character and detail, he fits really well among the lightning throwing troopers. He was again painted with the same basic colors as the previous figs in my cygnar army, this time I tried to play around with the blue glow, but didn't go for full OSL treatment. Next up is the second firefly to support my stormsmiths and then I will tackle Thunderhead, which is going to be the centerpiece of the army.









   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

About month after the last update I have the rogue alchemist di Wolfe. A really good utility solo, that has been hanging around in my to paint queue since last days on Mk1 I finally got the encouragement to paint him from Lost Hemispheres Paint the Target Challenge last month. He is again painted in the colors of my cygnar to make him part of my army even though he is a merc. The model is nice and has aged really well, he was a blast to paint. I didn't go for anything out of the ordinary, the only new thing is the green vials on the front. I haven't painted green gems for a while, but I think I did manage to do nice job with them.

I finally got around to ordering the missing unit of storm guard so hopefully soon I have all the pieces to finish Nemo2 theme force before summer.





   
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Fixture of Dakka







Nice spots of blue to tie him in with the rest of your army, Metsuri - I take it he is for general play, rather than the eNemo army?

2021 Plog - Here we go again... - my fifth attempt at a Dakka PLOG

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Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.


 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Yup, the try to get some blue in all of my cygnar figs to tie them together. I think there are only couple without any blue in the army: some of the rangers have very few pieces of cloth where blue could be introduced.

And you are right in that he cannot be part of Nemo2's tier force, he would be very useful piece if he could be introduced. I managed to play one game during March with my Cygnar and he was definitely worth his price of admission.

Yesterday I got some work done on the blues of Firefly 2 and it is proceeding well so I'm hoping to finish it during this week.

   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Returning to the Nemo2 theme list I have finished second to last jack needed for the list: the second Firefly. This one was posed in more static way and more off white was added to the paint job to differentiate it from the first. Otherwise it is following the same lines as the jacks before it. I tried to get away from the rock basing I have been using for my jacks so there is no large rock on this base. That will be balanced with the Thunderhead's base though.











Next up is the Nemo's pet jack and after that I only have the second min unit of stormguard for completed 50 point list

   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

Nice! The white definitely separates him well.
   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

I agree Vitruvian and I think that somehow this one fits better to the army than the first. I think I will be doing these broad cream colored areas to all of the new jacks.

   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

Yeah it looks very nice. Acts as a good focal point too.

Are you gonna get a colossal when it comes out?
   
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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Don't know about the colossal yet. It looks a bit out of place among the other minis as it is so much larger than the rest. I haven't gotten a battle engine either so I might skip the stormwall too. The skorne battle engine looks to be the most inspiring model to paint to me, but I'm not sure I am comfortable in forking out the cash to buy it as it looks like it wouldn't fit to my armies on the table top.

   
 
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