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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Wow, that beholder is absolutely stunning
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thank you Viterbi!

Been doing a bit of painting, but still lazy on the writing side. D&D, work and other hobbies keeping busy.
One step at a time.

Finished painting the Escher Death Maiden I started in last month.
Keeping with the theme I have going on with the rest of the gangers. Still have a few of the beasts to paint from the kit, but other than that the gang is "complete".




When I get around finishing the various Necromunda terrain pieces, I'll start planning a small campaign for our gaming group.

My girlfriend got the Gloohaven: Jaws of the Lion board game on her birthday from her brother.
It has been quite fun, but playing with unpainted miniatures did not suffice.

Decided to give them a quick coat of paint. Initially I thought about painting them in one go, but did not quite manage that.
The details on the models were quite messy. The casting quality was not the best, but regardless they are quite cool miniatures.

Tried something new with the brown cloak, by following an Instagram tutorial from the user paintingwithphosphex.
Did not quite deliver as I hoped. Great tutorial, but one can't succeed on the first try am I right?






Decided to go with the Incubi head for the Archon conversion after all. I'll post some more pics when I start painting him.
Currently I'm working on the converted Incubi squad I did in early summer.

Regarding my airbrushing journey: the journey has not actually gone very far yet. The cheapo brush that came with the compressor is pretty bad. It handles basic painting sure, but it gets clogged very easily and the trigger is wonky.
Or I'm doing something very wrong.
Should have ordered the Badger or Iwata from the get go. Been trying to find a good deal from the former, but none of the sellers seems to ship to Finland. And the prices here are at least 30% higher than everywhere else.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice work on the Gloomhaven minis, but the star is the tiger striping on the Death Maiden.
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

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It's been criminally long since I've left a comment here... Good to see you back Ezki! Your painting is as excellent as ever, great work on those Eschers! And the Beholder is great, those eyes are really captivating. I think you're right with the contrast idea! Contrast seems to be the most important thing in a successful mini. I've also been very guilty of too little contrast on my models, so with some projects I've set the goal of highlighting every color with Pallid Wych Flesh. That gives nice bright highlights and as a bonus unifies the color scheme.

I also got to compliment you on one of your now older projects - the DKoK Sentinels. Magnificent modeling and painting work, and they definitely live up to their inspiration! When I first saw your model(s), Jakub Różalski's art immediately came to mind!

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Krazed Killa Kan





USA

Your newest painted minis are looking good Ezki
Also, I think you are being too tough on yourself about the brown cloak. It's a higher contrast and a little less realistic than your usual style, but still good looking all the same. How does it look on the table top at the normal distance of a game?

   
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Master of the Hunt





Philadelphia

Gangers and fantasy guys are great

   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant






Another great batch of minis Ezki! The tiger skin and feathers on the death maiden are fantastic! The gloohaven stuff looks cool too, but is the scale a bit different on each of them? The two at the ends seem tiny! The red dude is cool though!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Time flies.

Thank you for all the love and comments guys!


youwashock wrote:Nice work on the Gloomhaven minis, but the star is the tiger striping on the Death Maiden.

Haha thanks! It's all about the little things.

mcmattila wrote:It's been criminally long since I've left a comment here... Good to see you back Ezki! Your painting is as excellent as ever, great work on those Eschers! And the Beholder is great, those eyes are really captivating. I think you're right with the contrast idea! Contrast seems to be the most important thing in a successful mini. I've also been very guilty of too little contrast on my models, so with some projects I've set the goal of highlighting every color with Pallid Wych Flesh. That gives nice bright highlights and as a bonus unifies the color scheme.

I also got to compliment you on one of your now older projects - the DKoK Sentinels. Magnificent modeling and painting work, and they definitely live up to their inspiration! When I first saw your model(s), Jakub Różalski's art immediately came to mind!

Nice to see you too! And don't sweat it, I've been quite absent in the forums as well.
Glad you like the minis. The Escher gals and the Gloomhaven minis are not my favorite, as I half forced myself to get them done in order to get back into painting after the summer. They get the job done I suppose.
Also glad you like the DKoK Sentinels. They are maybe my favorite project so far. I really should do something similar in the future!

Great idea that Pallid Wych Flesh. Might give it a go!

Syro_ wrote:Your newest painted minis are looking good Ezki
Also, I think you are being too tough on yourself about the brown cloak. It's a higher contrast and a little less realistic than your usual style, but still good looking all the same. How does it look on the table top at the normal distance of a game?

Thank you Syro! You are right, I'm usually quite hard on myself
The cloak looks pretty nice on the table, which I guess is what matters for these guys!

gobert wrote:Another great batch of minis Ezki! The tiger skin and feathers on the death maiden are fantastic! The gloohaven stuff looks cool too, but is the scale a bit different on each of them? The two at the ends seem tiny! The red dude is cool though!

Thanks gobert! The scale is the same, but as they are different races, they are sized a bit differently. The guy at the right really is small (sort of like a gnome?), but the size difference between the two on the left looks a bit funny though.



Finally got around painting the kitbashed Incubi (or Succubi?) I did in June.

Following the same scheme as the previous ones:





They are still not based, as I don't have the correct sized bases. But I'll try to sort that out as soon as possible.
Currently working on the Archon conversion. When that's done, all that's left are the six boats.
That's quite an undertaking though, and I'm still not sure how to paint them.

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Lovely ladies of lethality. At least I hope. Have not looked at Dark Eldar stats since 3rd edition. They look great. Six vehicles is quite an undertaking, in my opinion, but you are still really close to finishing!
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Incubi look great, love their glaves, they contrast nicely with their bright red armour! And as youwashock said, 6 vehicles are a hell of a task, but am excited to see you tackle them.
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thanks guys!

youwashock wrote:Lovely ladies of lethality. At least I hope. Have not looked at Dark Eldar stats since 3rd edition. They look great. Six vehicles is quite an undertaking, in my opinion, but you are still really close to finishing!

Thanks youwashock! Luckily the Incubi are pretty darn awesome in the current edition.

Viterbi wrote:Incubi look great, love their glaves, they contrast nicely with their bright red armour! And as youwashock said, 6 vehicles are a hell of a task, but am excited to see you tackle them.

Than you Viterbi!

You both are correct: painting 6 flying boats is gonna take a while. I might wait until I get my airbrush situation sorted, but even then, there's quite a bit to do.
I might require a few in between projects before I can motivate myself to start working on them


Finished painting the Archon over the weekend.
It's kit bashed from the Crimson Court vampire, with an added Incubi head and Archon sword + pistol hands.
The original model is really cool, but I wanted to make it a bit more fitting to the Drukhari army.





Happy how it turned out in the end. Except the sword. I should have painted some sort of coloring to it, rather than keep it plain metal.
Now the HQ situation is finally sorted. Might do another Succubus somewhere in the future though.

Thanks for looking!

   
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Oh, that paintjob is slick. Love all the edges. Really let you get some killer highlights on there. Don't really mind the sword. I get where you are coming from, but that armor is plenty to gaze at. It would almost be a shame to have something competing for attention.
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Not being that familiar with the base models, I wouldn't have even figured it was a kitbash rather than a complete kit. It works fantastically, and really sells the Archon vibe. Love the edge highlighting too.

I agree that the sword is a bit plain, but I think it's absolutely fine. I can see why you'd maybe think it needed more colour, but it's a minor nitpick that I probably wouldn't have even noticed if you hadn't already said so.
   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Albany, NY

Great job on the Archon, smart conversion and crisp painting as ever. I'm ashamed to say I didn't see the Drukhari potential in those vamps but now it cannot be unseen.

Incubi look great as well!

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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant






Looks like you’ve been busy Ezki! The highlights in your Dark Eldar are fantastic, so crisp! You’ve really got the scheme down! As others have said the kitbashing is flawless, certainly my concern over the scale of the Archons head seems unfounded now he’s painted. As for the boats, I wonder if it’s work to play about with alternate colour schemes? Maybe switch the colours so black is dominant and red secondary? Or maybe do them in pairs, red-black-bone, black-red-bone, bone-red-black? Either way, the airbrush should help speed up the base coats

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War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thank you very much guys! I'm glad you like the Archon.

youwashock: Thanks! You might be right, maybe the sword would take too much attention.

Bellerophon: Thank you! I'm glad that the kitbash does not look too much like a kitbash

Boss Salvage: Thank you Boss Salvage! I'm glad I was able to turn your head

gobert: Thank you! I think mixing the color schemes might be a great idea!
I have seen many cool black and red (mostly black) boats while browsing, and thinking if that kind of style would fit the army.
Mixing things up a bit might actually be the way to go!


I set a goal for myself to get the Drukhari army completed by the end of the year. During the spring I thought it would be very easy, as I painted most of it in three months.
Even though the progress has somewhat halted, I'm still aiming for that.

While I'm pondering about the schemes for my Drukhari boats and procrastinating about the airbrush purchase, I started working on my Orks for a change. Let's call it Orktober madness.
Focusing my mind elsewhere for a while might help with the Drukhari project.


I have not yet completed anything, but I started working towards the Mad Max style buggy army.

Took all the unopened / half used Ork kits and went to town:


Decided to build the base structure for the Megatrakk Scrapjet and the Shokkjump Dragsta. From there on I will start customizing them.
I think I will aim towards similar builds I did last time, but with few alterations.
Also took out the old Trukk bits that I started building back then and never finished. Thinking that it might get a plasticard chassis at some point.


Did some progress on the Scrapjet. Cut of the exhaust, as I did not like the idea of having two identical exhaust solutions on them.
I was a bit too brutal with my clippers, so the "rocker panel" on the backside looked quite bad.


Then I realized, that the cutting marks look a bit like the rocker panels from one of the trash cars I had back in the day.
It made me thinking, that how would one fix that kind of rust?

Poorly welding pieces of sheet metal on it of course!
Tried to make it look like a really bad weld, one that only an ork would do (sadly, this kind of weld can be seen too often).


For the exhaust solution, I mutilated the trukk exhaust bits and glued the curves to the holes left by the original bits.
I then cut a few pieces from a thin plastic pipe to extend them a bit. Drilled a few random holes on them.
If orks want to make noise, they don't want to use mufflers. What better way to produce said noise than bolting straight pipes to the exhaust manifold, Mad Max style.



That's all for now. Just wanted to make a quick update on the current project, which I might or might not finish
See you!




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London

Love the converted Archon and lovely to see a conversion of that model that keeps all the best bits but brings it squarely into 40k

Thanks for sharing



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Now you must finish, we want to see the glorious orky results!

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All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.  
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Looks like an orkload of fun! Looking forward to following your progress on these.

   
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Finland, Espoo

Thank you for the comments and interest guys!

A quick progress update.
Pretty much done with the Scrapjet, but it still needs a base and a bunch of cleaning.
Quite mild conversions, but most of the work went to the exhaust bit. Cleaning out the old one took a while. Same design as the last one, but with small alterations. And no spoiler this time.







I'll most likely build the buggies first (not sure how many), and then do the bases for all of them.
A little shorter update this time, as the work continues.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

That really looks like a dakkjet tried to fly low to chase something into a tunnel, smashed down onto a car gaining wheels, but the wings got snapped off because the tunnel was too narrow. So in other words, perfectly Orky

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I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Can't go wrong with some funky-fresh pipes!
   
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Those exhausts certainly look nice and loud! Just as Gork and Mork would wish!

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That Archon is quite something. Apart from the paintjob it's a great conversion, didn't even realize that it's the vampire from the Underworlds warband

And love the orky vehicles. I really dig the scrapjet, but I have yet to find a reason to buy and paint one
   
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Eye of Terror

 Ezki wrote:
Regarding my airbrushing journey: the journey has not actually gone very far yet. The cheapo brush that came with the compressor is pretty bad. It handles basic painting sure, but it gets clogged very easily and the trigger is wonky.
Or I'm doing something very wrong.
Should have ordered the Badger or Iwata from the get go. Been trying to find a good deal from the former, but none of the sellers seems to ship to Finland. And the prices here are at least 30% higher than everywhere else.


Have been watching this thread for some time.

Appreciate you for sharing your work. The miniatures are delightful, I enjoy your style.

WRT the airbrush: the journey never ends. One suggestion for how to make a bad airbrush better: thin your paints.

My journey became a lot more fruitful when I started using paint thinners and flow improver. Tamiya X-20A and Liquitex Flow Improver accelerated my progress quite a bit.

   
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Finland, Espoo

Thank you for the comments everyone!

Theophony: Haha, that sounds like a plausible scenario!

Viterbi: Glad you like the Archon and the Scrapjet! As a car maniac I have to get a buggy or two every now and then

techsoldaten: Nice to see you here! Glad you enjoy the content. Thank you for the tips regarding the airbrush. I have some paint thinner, but I think my mistakes were that A: I did not thin the paint enough and B: I did the thinning process in the cup, which meant that the thick stuff would get into the nozzle while the top part gets mixed. However, I tried one of the Iwata brushes while visiting my friend and boy did it make a difference!


Even though the Orktober swooped over, I've been hard at work with the buggies. Mad Max soundtrack pounding on the stereo and my inner black thumb gets too excited.

First a few progress pics.
I did not take pictures from each step this time, as the Scrapjet and the Shokkjump "buggy" were built pretty much the same way I did the previous iterations. You can check the more detailed process starting here.



Decided to strip one of my old Trukks for parts. It has been unused for quite a while, and is in bad condition. I had previously already stolen couple of tires from it.
Removed the axle and the steering rod from it...


... And inserted them to the Shokkjump Buggy.


Then it was time to lift the engine and the transmission. Disclaimer, the engine would not be lifted from the exhaust manifold


Cut the hood, remove the transmission and lower the engine to a new host:


Had to assemble the mek workshop just for those two pictures. Shame it's still unpainted.
Just wanted to fool around a bit.


And skip to the current situation, as I don't have any more progress pics.
The main differences to the previous one are the engine, smaller front tires and a different method of installing said tires.



In addition to these two, I built the Kustom Boosta Blasta. That one was built as per instructions, as it's so darn cool the way it is.
The model was most likely designed after one of the Mad Max Fury Road cars with twin engines and all.


The random frame I started building a long time ago will be turned into a Kustom Boosta Blasta as well.
I was very lucky, as the length of the frame is really close to the original model. I did not measure it back then.



This time I will build the bases before I start painting. I have noticed, that when the models are complete, I usually lack the motivation to start building a base at that point.

Thank you for looking!




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Love the use of the terrain for the "story" of the conversion!

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Awesome. You might need to extend the Mek Workshop - those vehicles look a tight fit!

   
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USA

I'm really enjoying your latest work on these ork vehicles. It's so orky that you are taking pieces of the one for the others You must be a Deff Skull at heart. A-I alsoreally liked how you set up the mek shop for your pics.

   
 
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