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Made in lt
Longtime Dakkanaut






Captain Brown wrote:
CragHack,

That is a unique look for an Eldar vehicle...your Vyper is unlike any I have every seen before. Did you get some inspiration from the ForgeWorld corsairs?

Cheers,

CB


Yes, indeed. Actually, I've looked for "Sunblitz Brotherhood" over the internet found some Falcon (or was it Warp Hunter, I don't really remember). The thing is that I fell in love with the yellow metallic scheme and been wanting to try it out for a very long time. I will also try painting the drivers in a darker, non metallic yellows too

   
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Sooo, I finally finished those bloody TAU warriors (they are in the shop now and I'm too lazy to make a final picture). Well, actually, they aren't THAT finished - some need more highlights, extreme highlights and minor details to finalize, but I simply can't work on multiple models - it's just no my thang. (Yeah, I know, guardsmen... )

We still ended up taking them to some expo and people got quite excited to be able to play with painted miniatures.

As this is finished, I can finally start working on Ophidian Archway(s) and Dragonfate Dais. So here's a picture for the first Archway wip:


I also pre-ordered some FW Knight heads, so I can finally finish assembling them Ended taking these ones:

and


   
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So, I did some more work on Ophidian Archway: put a second layer, some details, washes and some drybrush on the brazen/golden dragon, though I still think it needs to be a bit brighter...Other than that, it s like 80% finished, just a few drybrushes, few highlights... Though I have to admit that I would rather hihlight than drybrush - I never manage to get the right amount of paint and end up overbrushing :(


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Having finished Ophidian Archway, I decided not to waste any more time and move on to the next terrain piece - Dragonfate Dais.

A rather cool looking kit. As one person once said, "true black does not exist", so I decided to add a blueish tint to it. I don't think I'll be spending too much time on it: some gold details, some silver details, some osl for the flaming skulls, a lava pool at the bottom and some drybrush (as much as I'd hate it).

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Soo, moving forwards with Dragonfate Dais. Did some lava effects, gold parts and decided to try to make the skulls jade - darker, cooler color, imo, kinda fits here.

Also, my Questoris Knights heads arrived. Despite crappy FW phots (and some easily cleanable mold lines) these came out to be nearly perfect (because nothing is really perfect, except Slaanesh himself).


   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Sooo, did some more work on the pillars. At first I thought to make the fires green, but then I opened this months WD and saw regular ones, that looked pretty awesome. Also, it KINDA makes more sense with the lava at the bottom, etc.


Protip: DON'T use isopropyl as a thinner. Just don't. I mean, don't even try. Bloody hell

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Sooo, I finally finished painting Dragonfate Dais.


Here I have to say that while the plastic seems sturdyer, this kit (as well as the previous Archway) is a bitch to put together: gaps, gaps, more gaps, wobbly parts and some places that simply refuse to glue...bleh.

Moving on onto the next Ophidian Archway which I'm planning to paint in greys/blacks/reds and maybe some blue glow. Jeez..

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

CragHack,

Excellent work on the Dragonfate Dais.

Cheers,

CB

43 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
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
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Made in lt
Longtime Dakkanaut






Thanks, Captain :>

Soo, I finally managed to get some work done on second Ophidian Archway. Didn't want them to look all the same, so decided to go with a black/red paint scheme. Though black/red, IMO, looks kinda cheesy. You know, "cool" colors.
Anyways...

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Sooo....What I've been doing for the past month:

*Assembled Atrapos.
*Bought some more resin crack.
*Played some Kill Team.

Aaand, most importantly, started working on Porphyrion! I really wanted to begin from the Interior, but since it had some broken parts, I decided to start with weapons, until replacements come.

So the first impressions are: WOW, WHAT A MESSY KIT. Really, mold lines freaking everywhere. Luckily, most of them appear to be on parts that will look straight down or be covered by armor plates, so they won't be really seen. But seriously, mold lines on pipes/hoses are just way too annoying to handle well.

The second thing is that I FINALLY got to know those legendary ForgeWorld gaps. Seriously, there's like 0.5 mm if not whole 1 mm gaps. At first I thought I'd wait for the greenstuff to arrive, but I think I'll just fill them with epoxy and be gud, since I won't be using super glue for the heavy parts anyway.

As for now, I kinda finished pinning all the needed parts, but I'm not sure, whether I should magnetize it in a fancy way (drill a 15 mm hole) or just slap the magnet on top and then greenstuff the other magnet inside, so it fits well.

As for the cockpit, I'm planning to paint it teal, like you would see it in some russian jets.

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Fiery Bright Wizard





My happy place.

 CragHack wrote:
 General Kroll wrote:
I really like what you've done with the interior of those vehicles, they look great.

The base for the Knight looks cracking too, may have to steal that idea!


That would, actually, be a steal from an already stolen idea well, At a certain degree, to be exact. I saw some picture on the internets with the knight standing on a base made from Garden of Morr pieces, but didn't want to make a direct copypasta, so started to place all of them pieces randomly, until something more suitable came out. I really like it, because it fits the whole gothic feeling

And here's a Knight who has some existentionalistic problems :(


that made me laugh and startle my dog. he needs to be based like this, sitting on a heap of ork bodies like gimli in lotr two towers extended edition.

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

Co-owner of Two Idiots Printing Service, a 3D printing service. 
   
Made in lt
Longtime Dakkanaut






Haha, actually, that was an old Knight. So my inner perfectionist went crying (and I also badly needed cash at that time), so I ended up selling it and later buying a new one (which I still kinda failed at).

Anyways, moving on with my Knight. Heck, I don't even know why I'm painting those bloody interiors - nobody's going to be looking at them anyways. It's kinda a copy pasta of my old idea, though with different palette. It was also my first time painting red lenses. Gosh, it's a slowed color to paint.

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Druid Warder





But it does look very neat, especially with that coordinate grid! Looking forward to see this wonder in person, sometime.

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






I really doubt that will happen any time soon :( I mean, the Knight is almost finished, but I'm just not happy with it. I just might sell it and buy a new one... I'm afraid, I'm more concerned about the imperfections* than being happy with it (though it's a truly stunning kit)

*To some they might be simple green stuffed areas that won't be seen once the model is primed, but deep down inside I'll always know it. And that SHOULDN'T happen with ForgeWorld kits. Especially ones for 350 euros.

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Robot Cat






T-county

What are you unhappy about? It isn't super dynamic like the other FW knights for sure, but not sure how a new one would help.
   
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Nah, it's not the posing. IMO, it shouldn't be super mobile for its bulk. Actually, I'm pretty happy the way its pose turned out.

It's the minor imperfections, like small mold slips I only really noticed when I glued the whole arms together, so it was too late to ask FW for replacements.

I/e,



So, I just checked and it appears that I have exactly 370 quid in my paypal (thank you, maniacs, who auctioned those referees, dice cubes and data cards for x2-x10 retail price). If I won't feel any better by tomorrow, I'll buy a new one. And the Sword and Shield Custodes dread :>

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T-county

That's a bummer. Doesn't look unserviceable though, especially since you've already cleaned it up.
   
Made in gb
Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

My thoughts exactly, and likely as not the next kits will have the same.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Gah, maybe you, guys, are right. Maybe I should prime it, give it some decent basecoat and see where that takes me.

And in the meantime (mostly while epoxy was drying), I opened some terrain kits I accumulated over the time and built something, as our LGS badly needs terrain. I'll paint this in some vivid Mechanicum reds :>




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T-county

Well painted terrain is always nice to see.

   
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Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





Suffolk Virginia

You have some skills buddy. I understand the forge world conundrum. Expectations are always high. But sometimes it just isn't right. The reality is whalemusic is right. They all have imperfections. Clean them up. Paint like you do and no one will notice. Even you will feel better for putting one on the table and crushing some poor fool across the table. Lol
   
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Nnngh, still torned.

Gave it a good brush. Should have made the weathering powders as a paste, because the powder just went missing after varnishing. Might've also needed some brighter, more 'rusty' color spots too. But I'm just not sure how Mechanicum views rust :C




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Taking shape now. Next step: highlight with Tamiya flat red. Just because I have it laying for about 6 months and I never tried it


   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Looks like a nice change from the normal grey buildings we always see. The details should tone it down quite a bit. I assume they wouldn't like rust, but they'd like having half their building blown away even less.

Timing isn't great, but if you do decide to sell the Knight let me know.
   
Made in lt
Longtime Dakkanaut






Yeah, Mechanicum and half destroyed buildings doesn't add up either

Anyways, my Porphyrion is now travelling to New Philadelphia, where whalemusic360 will, no doubt, take care of it. And I might just buy a new one tomorrow, since there's the "women's day" and I'll definitely need some good vibes/good distraction.

Besides that, I've started working on the Deathguard Centemptor, that's been on the shelf for quite some time. The arms, the torso and the head are all magnetized. Now all I need it some water effects to make a murky/toxis pool.



Lastly, there's the terrain piece - still adding weathering effects.


   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Looking forward to adding him to my Knight household. It will also be one of my bigger models (3rd biggest I think?).

Deathguard Contemptor is one of my favorites. Nice an understated.
   
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And I'm looking forward to see it painted I mean, so far I've seen like 5 painted Porphyrions...

In the meantime, mostly while the greenstuff was drying, did some weathering on the terrain:


   
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Nasty Nob






Looking good!


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Made in lt
Longtime Dakkanaut






 Cleatus wrote:
Looking good!


Thanks!
Did some more work...Eh, I just don't know what to do now...how to merge several weathering techniques, because I want to use everything! I need Phil Stutcinskas to appear in my dream and show me the proper ways of weathering

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Pious Palatine






Nice work on the terrain dude!

EDC
   
 
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