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Northern Ireland

@youwashock, I'm not certain if I should thank you for the pun, but thanks for everything else

@Sherrypie, thanks! It was definitely a bit of a tricky thing to do but it was totally worth it.

@gobert, thanks! I wasn't quite certain what colour to do the fire, but I feel the classic look helps draw the eye to the model.

@Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll, thanks! Hopefully it'll remain that way by the time it's finished

@tinfoil, aw thanks! I really appreciate all these compliments

@Don Qui Hotep, as I said to tinfoil, I really appreciate the compliments. They really help me to keep up the work!

I've done a few more wee bits and bobs on the model, in particular the sub-assemblies of the curtain and curtain rial/icon holder, and the big pot of stew. All that's really left is the small symbol at the front, the two daemonettes, and the cow hanging off the back.
I've only got a picture of the stew as I felt the other parts were just too tricky to picture by themselves, so here it is!

Famine Throne WIP stew


Not really much more to say. I was sort of hoping to have this all done by the end of February, and spend March on the Knight. However life happens, so that's where we're at. Hopefully I should get the three ladies done before the end of next week.

As always I'd love to hear your feedback on anything and everything.

Thanks!

Chapter VII

A mouth in the Materium ripped open and sucked the Esuriis Throne through with tentacled tongues of warpfire. Hida Strav did not care. He let the crew scream and die around him, their lives as meaningless now as they had been for the eternity of cycles before this one. Slowly he rose from his throne, stepping over the bodies of the dead without even needing to look where he was going. He had made this exact trip so many times, too many times. He went to the duelling cages on the ship to hone his already immaculate skill with the blade. He did not drink, he did not eat, he did not sleep. By now Hida knew that no matter where or when he died, he was returned to the very same spot. For whatever reason, he’d lead himself to truly believe that as soon as he had made every last move, strike, and parry with this weapon, he would finally be free. And so he practiced for hours on hours. Never leaving the cage under any request or plea. The crew screamed at the corners for him to return, to put the ship back in order. But their screams meant nothing to him now. Only the blade in his hands, and the voices that talked through it.

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 tarar2d2 wrote:

The Great Hunger WIP front


The Great Hunger WIP rear



Interesting figure, he reminds me of Mojo, an X-men villain.
   
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Northern Ireland

@Tim 121RVC, you're not the first one to think that! Although I can't claim him for inspiration, it's great to see the same sort of idea!

As much as it may have seemed, and especially with what's happening in the world right now, I am not in fact dead. What had happened was something much worse. A load of great thinks happened in my personal life all at once, and it took me away from my hobby for a while, but I'm back, and with a bang! It has taken me over 2 months, but the leader of the Feast Eternal, the Great Hunger who sits upon the Famine Throne, is done! And not just 'he's mostly done, I might need to go back to him at some point'. No, fully 100% done. I'm happy with him, hopefully you enjoy him, and I'll talk more after showing you the pictures

The Great Hunger front


The Great Hunger right


The Great Hunger back


The Great Hunger left


The Great Hunger himself


The Great Hunger's 'aides', with the soup


Face of the Famine Throne


Snack 1


Snack 2



And there we go! Sitting next to the other models, he's an absolute monster. Easily the largest and most intricate model I've done to date (although the next one on the list is a Knight, so the title won't last long).

You may be thinking to yourself, "but tarar2d2, didn't you have to have all your models done by mid April? That's less than a month away and you say you want to do a Knight!". Well, my curious friend, if you haven't heard, Papa Nurgle is currently pretty strong right around now, and since the planned campaign would have meant a load of us travelling and going to crowded areas, the group have collectively decided to postpone it until things clear up a bit. It was a case of all of us going or none, which I entirely stand behind. So unfortunately we won't be seeing battle just quite yet. But a silver lining that's so big it nearly takes over the entire cloud, I've plenty more time to actually finish my army! (I doubt I need to mention this, but there's no harm in reminding yous all to wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing, and stay safe ). Right now there is no exact date for when we'll actually play the game, but that's the least of our worries.

I'd love to hear what you guys think of this fella (and fellettes), and any and all comments and criticism is welcome!

Thanks!

Chapter VI

A mouth in the Materium ripped open and sucked the Esuriis Throne through with tentacled tongues of warpfire. Hida drew his bolt pistol from the holster resting on his hip. The ancient piece glinted in the ship's carmine warning lights. The casing covered in the scrawling history of battles the weapon had drawn blood in, each gold etched word told of a world that had been plunged into the very depths of hell only to be dragged back out by the wilder of the pistol. With a lazy finger, Hida caressed the overly responsive trigger. Light took over the bridge as a bolt left the chamber. Before the sound had even reached the ears of the furthest crew members, the captain's head and upper chest exploded outwards, showering those nearby in the viscera of a once living human. Without hesitation, Hida drew sights on the next nearest person and destroyed their mortal body with a second shot. Screams of fear erupted in short order, as those on board saw their once trusted leader turn on them in a heartbeat. But to Hida this was just another cruel cycle in his endless life. Those around him meant nothing, and so he destroyed them without thought or feeling. When the pistols magazine was spent, he dropped the relic and took to cleaving those onboard with his sword. Within scant seconds of the ship having entered the warp, the entire bridge was covered in the dark-red blood of a few dozen mortal crew. This wasn’t the first time Hida had passed the time this way.

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Holy cow. No qualifications, this model is incredible. It's been really impressive to watch it go from conception to completion. Not enough nice things can be said, but I will say a few more:

The composition of it is really effective. Viewed from head on, the purples and greys are backgrounded at first view by the pale bloat in the middle. This keeps his lordship from being overshadowed by all the rich detail in the rest of the model, because although everything is painted to an astounding quality, the big guy is a relatively simple design. From there, my eye was next drawn to the gold of the cauldron, the gold of the standard, and the yellow of the flames, and in so doing was able to take all the lovely little details, both paint-wise and modeling-wise, that you put in there. This is what I think separates a good painter from a good miniature painter, is understanding how the space that the miniature takes up will inform how the viewer reads the details. All this to say, well, gosh, well, I mean, it's pretty cool.

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That is an AMAZING miniature. Both as a conversion, and as a piece to paint. I agree with Don Qui Hotep, the big man himself is framed in a way by the bright reds, oranges and golds of the standard, flames, cauldron. And it's only after that, that one goes to the head of the famine crawler's daemon-engine bearer, which adds a lower secondary focus point. Brilliant!

   
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drinking tea in the snow

He is beautifully hideous!

I'm glad that he's got some snacks too. Got to stock up a bit in these rough times

realism is a lie
 
   
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David Hasslehoff voice: "I don't like it."




"I LOVE IT!"

A real triumph of a model. Been great watching it come together. Only thing I could ask for is a shot of it with the Terminators. Looking forward to the next models and hope you and your friends don't have to wait too long to get together.
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Big congrats on finishing the big dude, friends and ride Stupendously involved piece, and easily the best use of a venomcrawler I've seen

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Looks hideously gorgeous! Slaanesh would approve :Slaanesh: . A great paint job to ton off a great miniature! Awesome work! Shame he won’t see battle any time soon, but best to stay safe!

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Northern Ireland

@Don Qui Hotep, a massive thanks for that explanation(?) of how the paint scheme works. I certainly didn't put that much thought into painting it A lot of it does come down to the miniature itself, and the original designers. The Coven Throne is a beautiful model to begin with.

@Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll, thanks! I love interpreting art, so it's amazing to be on the other side of the process. It really is awesome to hear!

@amazingturtles, thanks! He's certainly ready to battle COVID-40k!

@youwashock, haha! Thanks! You might like the little surprise I have just for you near the end of this post...

@Boss Salvage, Thanks! There's a load of great Venomcrawler conversions out there, so I just hope I can add something a bit different to the ever growing pile.

@gobert, thanks! To be fair, there's very little Slaanesh wouldn't approve of The slight delay gives me plenty of time to figure out how in the warp I'm going to transport this guy though!

This quarantine, for all its drawbacks, has been pretty great for my hobby. My mates over in England who I'm playing this campaign with and I actually had a google hangout a few days ago to try and dispel some of the cabin fever I'm sure we're all feeling. It was a boatload of fun, and I'm sure there will be plenty more where it came from (and hopefully after the coronavirus has frakked off too. Living in a different country makes chatting beyond messages a bit of a pain). That said, what did I get up to while we were chatting? Well, I had no new minis to build, so obviously I had to paint! And paint I did. But also this is me we're talking about, so a lot of painting in one go means doing one small segment of a single model . But that was all I needed to continue on to finish one more of the Terminator squad, bringing the total number of painted model for this army up to 7! That means with only 4 more models to build, and a total of 6 models to paint, we've passed half way! And here's the model that got us there!

Terminator 3 front


Terminator 3 right


Terminator 3 back


Terminator 3 left



And one last photo for you lovely lot (and because youwashock specifically requested it);

All finished models so far


Please excuse the white on the side. My lightbox is only so big

As always, I'd love to hear what you lot think.

Thanks!

Chapter LXVII

A mouth in the Materium ripped open and sucked the Esuriis Throne through with tentacled tongues of warpfire. He had lived a thousand on a thousand on a thousand lifetimes. He had done everything he could think of, and many things he couldn’t. Every experience he had done countless times. Every emotion he had felt in immeasurable quantities. Life had no meaning; death had no meaning. Hida Strav knew there was nothing left to experience, and it left him with a cold empty void in his chest, as if he was wrapped in lead and given to oblivion. As he lay there, surrounded by the nothingness of human activity, whispers at the very edge of sound started to flow towards him. At first, he did not care. He had heard every possible sound from the entire crew innumerable times, often them talking amongst each other, more often from him ripping them out of their squealing mouths. But as Hida lay, the voices grew like the closing arms of a forgotten embrace. The words they said, were they words at all, made no sense. But they spoke exactly what Hida craved. When he finally reacted, his ears pricking forwards in attention, a blinding light washed through the ship.

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Oh, yeah! That's the good stuff! So gloriously tubby. Got a chuckle out of them pushing beyond the bounds of the lightbox. Here's to passing the halfway point and looking forward to the next models!
   
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Chubstery goodness! It’s amazing how so few models have such mass!

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Nice group shot! Congrats on reaching halfway.

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@youwashock, I'm going to need a bigger lightbox by the end of this!

@gobert, thanks! And yeah, but then even the infantry are bigger than Primaris, so it's not too surprising

@Don Qui Hotep, thanks! Here's to the next half.

I've got 3 out of the 5 members of the terminator squad done, and with the country currently in lock down,obviously I'm going to bash out the last 2, right? April fools! I'm actually going to start an entirely new model! And one that will take a long time and mean the last two aren't done for ages! It's time to start the Knight!

So, a Knight. In 1,250 pts. You probably think that's not too fair, and you'd be entirely right. Well, I've two excuses that have so far been sufficient to quell any major uproar from the other players; a) the rest of the list is shockingly bad, and b) I'm shockingly bad at the game (if memory serves I lost every game in the last campaign). So hopefully this quite large, and unarguably powerful unit should help counteract some of those.

As of right now, all I've really done is cut the bits off the sprue, clean them up, and stuck some together. No conversion work has commenced as of yet, and the picture you'll see in just a moment is being held together with blu tack and hope. The plan is to use a lot of the ghosts from the Coven throne and similar to make this guy into a big ol' ghost Knight, as lore-wise he'll actually be a physical manifestation of a battle from millennia ago.

Chaos Knight WIP


Obviously still a long way to go, but I was wondering if I could get some input into the colour scheme for this guy. I'm not a fan of Knights that have the exact same scheme as the rest of the army (it's a perfect place to add an accent, and lore-wise they'd rarely be the exact same scheme), and since this is a giant ghost fella, I had a couple of ideas. The first is obvious, and just make him look like the classic ghost colours of faded green. I was even thinking of taking a lot of inspiration from the WHFB Green Knight, as the filigree would tie the army together. Not to mention the light green is sort of complimentary to the pink/purple I've got going on for the rest of the army. The other idea is slightly odder, at least in its inspiration. At my house there's a well used frypan that has a reddish copper colour, but the interesting thing about it is that there are these beautiful grime streaks all around the outside from food that has splashed out and was eventually caked into the side of the pan. I would do the majority of the knight this colour (maybe with a brass trim), and have the ghosts surrounding it be in the green ghost colour (blending the two together, so there are parts of the Knight that are green, and part of the ghosts that are red). With green and red being complementary, the two colours would work well together. However, I'm not certain how well they'd work alongside the rest of the army. I want the Knight to be different, but not clash with the army. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks!

Chapter X

A thousand on a thousand lifetimes.
Colours that would make the great artists gouge out their eyes so they would never see something less, always that final image imprinted in their ravaged minds.
Musics of the living, the dead, and all those who sat on the threshold between. Choirs of children born too late, the sounds of every emotion bursting through seams of flesh held tight with the chorus of darkened eyes.
Scents that fill the mind with ecstasy, choking on the edge of smoke-filled lungs.
A generation of flavours passed down from parent to child, all just on the back of your mouth, never ceasing and never coming into their full.
An endless staccato of fine hairs hitting the edge of nerves, like each cell was knitted unyieldingly to an electric coil, forever bursting with thoughtless energy.

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Exciting new model. Really like the idea for it. I don't see how one can go wrong using the Green Knight as inspiration.
   
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Either scheme would work! The latter scheme I might steal for Adeptus Titanicus, the ghosts on a larger scale could be really interesting around some Titans...

   
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Cool idea, though I’m a tad disappointed the knight won’t be a fatty too! both ideas sound great, but I think the green knight steals it for me. A straight up ghost effect could also look pretty striking, and it’d cut down the paint time quite a lot

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