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Made in us
Dipping With Wood Stain





Colorado, USA

Very nice work. They look really good in that graveyard. And, they also look good all lined up.
I had a laugh at the one falling over.

Exalted your post.

   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Excellent army shots! And setting the Blood Brides in a graveyard was perfect- sci-fi or no that is their natural element. Inspiring work (and I normally don't pay a lot of interest in Dark Eldar).

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Superb looking army! The leading ladies especially.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great work in such a short time. The newest additions are really cool and the final basing looks very fitting. And gotta echo youwashock, both leaders look amazing in their shot together.
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thank you very much everyone! I'm astonished myself, that I was able to get them done so quickly compared to my usual speed.
Well, there's still lot to be done.

Captain Brown wrote:Exalted Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

Thank you Captain!

Inevitable_Faith wrote:You have an amazing Drukhari army built up dude, great work!

Thank you! Glad you like 'em.

gobert wrote: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

Thank you gobert! Maybe I'll name them angry cheerleaders

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Very nice work. They look really good in that graveyard. And, they also look good all lined up.
I had a laugh at the one falling over.

Exalted your post.

Thank you for the exalt DJJazzyJeff! I laughed quite hard at that one too.

Meer_Cat wrote:Excellent army shots! And setting the Blood Brides in a graveyard was perfect- sci-fi or no that is their natural element. Inspiring work (and I normally don't pay a lot of interest in Dark Eldar).

Thank you Meer_Cat! I'm glad they appealed to you even if they are not usually your thing.

youwashock wrote:Superb looking army! The leading ladies especially.

Thank you youwashock!

Viterbi wrote:Great work in such a short time. The newest additions are really cool and the final basing looks very fitting. And gotta echo youwashock, both leaders look amazing in their shot together.

Thank you Viterbi!


Not much done.
The usual summer hobby hiatus seems to have started a bit. Sunny weather and remote work make me want to spend more time at the garage or outdoors, rather than at my desk.
Buuut I'm trying to get something done regardless.

The other reason for my slow progress is the fact that I moved all my Citadel paints to dropper bottles.
Took a fair amount of time, but I managed to do at least third of the project during remote meetings. So time well spent.

86 of them in total.


I hope I'm able to save some paint in the long run, as they should not dry out so quickly.
I also ordered a few nail polish racks to hold these.

Last night, I managed to build the Incubi from the Combat Patrol box set.


I'm thinking of converting a few of the Kabalites from that box to additional Incubi, as I'm not too keen on the finecast ones I have in storage.

Will have to build the Raider and the Ravager and a few Blaster Kabalites before I get back to painting.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Wow! That's amazing that you transferred all those Citadel paints to dropper bottles That's a huge undertaking. Was there a lot that wouldn't pour out of the paint pots? How did you transfer?

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Ezki,

It looks like you moved the labels as well.

Cheers,

CB

46 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
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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 gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

A few days late but... beautiful army! I love that colour you've achieved on the Venoms, it's very striking and bold. The infantry are really nicely painted, all different and characterful but meshing as an army really well. Excellent stuff!
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Syro_ wrote:Wow! That's amazing that you transferred all those Citadel paints to dropper bottles That's a huge undertaking. Was there a lot that wouldn't pour out of the paint pots? How did you transfer?

Yeah it took a while I can say that. Mut it was oddly satisfying for some reason.
I thinned the paints a bit with water (so they would be slightly pre thinned in the new bottles) and used Army Painter mixing balls to give them a good shake. That way they were quite easy to pour.
A few of them gave me a hard time, as they were a bit chunky, so I had to use a toothpick to stir them.

Captain Brown wrote:Ezki,

It looks like you moved the labels as well.

Cheers,

CB

Yeah, the old labels were really easy to remove. It's like they were designed to be moved

Bellerophon wrote:A few days late but... beautiful army! I love that colour you've achieved on the Venoms, it's very striking and bold. The infantry are really nicely painted, all different and characterful but meshing as an army really well. Excellent stuff!

Thank you Bellerophon! I'm glad they look unified. I'm quite satisfied with the color theme as well, if I may say so.

Did some terrain building today in the game room with a friend.
They need a day to dry, as I covered the bases with PVA + water mix, combined with toilet paper.
Not the most realistic shapes, but they were built for gaming first and foremost.


A friend got inspired by the Tabletop Titans youtube channel, and built two identical sized concrete walls for LoS blocking terrain. I might do the weathering on those.



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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Big fan of the large stacked hill, and very much looking forward to what you do with the Incubi.
   
Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Classic hills are great and the wrecked buildings look cool too. It looks like they will be good for hiding tanks behind

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in us
Dipping With Wood Stain





Colorado, USA

Monster fueled foam construction. I dig it.
Those walls will block a good chunk of sight. I’ll have to check out the Tabletop Titans. I don’t think I’ve seen them before.

   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

youwashock wrote:Big fan of the large stacked hill, and very much looking forward to what you do with the Incubi.

Still waiting on my desk I'm afraid. Will try to get them painted for this months painting contest though.

gobert wrote:Classic hills are great and the wrecked buildings look cool too. It looks like they will be good for hiding tanks behind

Thanks! The goal was to make some proper line of sight blocking terrain, so you can hide the bigger vehicles / monsters as well.

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Monster fueled foam construction. I dig it.
Those walls will block a good chunk of sight. I’ll have to check out the Tabletop Titans. I don’t think I’ve seen them before.

They have some quality battle reports. I also like how they explain many of the decisions why they do certain things with their units.


Summer hiatus creeping in, so I have not been very active on my writing. I'll combine a couple of weeks of progress into one post.

I've been assembling the contents of the Drukhari Combat Patrol box.
I don't necessarily need all the 10 Kabalite warriors that came with the box, but I decided to build a couple of special weapons.


In addition to the five new Incubi, I had an old squad of unpainted finecast Incubi.
I'm not a fan of finecast, and their weapons were already quite bent from years of storage and a few games back in 6th edition.
I decided that it's finally the time for them to get chopped to pieces.

I used the spare Kabalite legs (from the box) and combined them with the finecast Incubi heads, an array of weapons and random female torsos to build five new Incubi.
Or Succubi, if we are being technically correct I guess.
Few of the bits were from my older models, hence the paint.



While building the raider, I started playing around with the roll makers from Greenstuff World.
I saw a few inspiring conversions around the web, and decided to build one somewhat dedicated to the Wracks.

Thought about adding some tentacles, most likely painted metallic resembling the melee weapons that the Chronos has.


Concept.



Having six boats, I have a ton of spare bits. I needed some more objective markers, so I quickly cut and glued a few of the frontal parts into 40mm bases.
Took me a whole 30 seconds per objective marker.


In addition to all this building, I upgraded my hobby station a bit.
I ordered a couple of nail polish racks to store the paints. Quite affordable and neat enough solution. Still need to organize them though.
Anyway, quite and improvement compared to the old Leman Russ cardboard box I had for my paints


That's about it.
Been doing some work on the hills. Should get them done soon enough.

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This last picture is from a catalog, right? Nobody's painting area is this neat, clean and devoid of bits, right?

More seriously, well done all around. I may look into some nail polish storage trays myself- stillhaven't found a good way to fit everything I'd lie ready access to on my work space.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Nice stuff all around Ezki, both the progress on the models and the new set-up is nice to see.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great stuff all around. Tentacly rides will look very cool. Release the Kraken and all that. Incubi kit bashes also look sweet.
   
Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending






The tentacles on the boat are have a freakish vibe to them, kinda creeped me out! The kitbashed succubi turned out great, looking forward to seeing them join the army. The objective markers are simple and effective, the different runes ought to help identify which is which too.

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great new hobby area, enjoy it, while it still looks like this Love the idea of using the leftover bits as markers, they look great that way. And the tentacles coming out of the barge look ace!
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Meer_Cat wrote:This last picture is from a catalog, right? Nobody's painting area is this neat, clean and devoid of bits, right?

More seriously, well done all around. I may look into some nail polish storage trays myself- stillhaven't found a good way to fit everything I'd lie ready access to on my work space.

Haha, I cleaned it just for the picture
The trays are surprisingly useful. They fit Citadel and Vallejo sized paints well. The downside is, that they are not very customizable.

Syro_ wrote:Nice stuff all around Ezki, both the progress on the models and the new set-up is nice to see.

Thank you Syro!

youwashock wrote:Great stuff all around. Tentacly rides will look very cool. Release the Kraken and all that. Incubi kit bashes also look sweet.

Thank you youwashock!

gobert wrote:The tentacles on the boat are have a freakish vibe to them, kinda creeped me out! The kitbashed succubi turned out great, looking forward to seeing them join the army. The objective markers are simple and effective, the different runes ought to help identify which is which too.

Thank you gobert! They are creeping me out as well, so success?

Viterbi wrote:Great new hobby area, enjoy it, while it still looks like this Love the idea of using the leftover bits as markers, they look great that way. And the tentacles coming out of the barge look ace!

Thanks Viterbi! Cheap objective markers are the best.

Also:
The hobby area does not look that clean anymore



Been jumping from one project to another once more.
It's been around 30 degrees celsius (or 86 fahrenheit) for the last two weeks. It's hard to focus on painting. Even the small AC unit is really struggling.
And it's saying something in country where midsummer snow / sleet is not totally unheard of.

I did finish painting the rocky terrain pieces and the Incubi though. I would have not finished the Incubi in a while, but I wanted to submit them to the painting competition.

Nothing too fancy. A ton of edge highlights though.


The rocky terrain pieces. I added some grass and tea leaf moss to make them look a bit overgrown.


I also played around with the Greenstuff World UV resin water effects. I did not dye it for this experiment, so it's not very visible. The volume is also too high: I should have used a lot less of the stuff.
Need to experiment a lot more.



I think I'm going to jump into making terrain / build some conversions over the summer. Maybe paint a model or two, but during the summer time I'm more into building and creating new stuff rather than trying to get models done into the tabletop. My inspiration might shift though.

I finally got around ordering an airbrush!
...But it did not go quite as planned. I wanted to go with the Badger 105 for terrain priming, but the ones with lower prices will not ship to Finland.
I also looked at the Iwata HP-CS, but decided against it for now. I'm quite sure I'm going to buy that one later, but currently the only place where I can paint with an airbrush is at the garage.
That is no place to do detail work, but it's suitable enough to paint terrain. So for that purpose, I think that would be a bit too delicate model.

For now, I went with a dirt cheap airbrush that comes with the compressor. It might be really bad, but at least I get to practice a bit while I'm trying to decide which one to actually buy.
It should arrive in a week or so.


Thanks for reading!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






The hills look fantastic! Great bits of detail and texture. The Incubi came out killer. Good luck with the airbrush!
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






_That's_ more like it: an orderly paint bench is a sign of a sick mind.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice Ezki, and practical as well.

Painting competition is good for getting stalled or less desirable projects finished.

Cheers,

CB

46 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted 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
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
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Edinburgh

The terrain is looking sharp, and of course the filthy Drukhari are looking excellent.
Good work on your paint setup so far - I don’t even use GW paints anymore for drying, cost and incessant renaming reasons

   
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Now that were a lot of edges on the Incubi, great job with them!

Terrain looks cool and I'm interested in your forays into airbrushing.
   
 
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