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Finished Skull Cannon of Khorne

So I finally finished my skull cannon and now I have been sort of pawing through my stuff trying to figure out what I would do next.  I also knocked out 21 cobblestone bases for my CSMs as well, but I don’t have pictures of those currently.  So I figured I have these fantasy miniatures that are cool, I’ll paint some of those.  The new Age of Sigmar game is catching my interest more as it matches my fluffy play style and is very simple and destructively brutal.  This is in no way suggesting that I am going to be a convert, like I said previously, it’s just a reason to buy all the super cool minis I have wanted from the fantasy line…think Nagash and war hydra.

So, these are the final shots of the Skull Cannon.102

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These pictures are of the Elyrian Reaver that I finished.   Took the opportunity to work on my shading of white.

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Thanks for reading,

KI


Damn near done!!!

So, my last post for the skull cannon before it is done!  The base is done as are most of the details.  Just a quick post with some half-hearted pics, but it may be all the progress I make this weekend so I figured I’d get a post up just in case!

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Thanks for reading!

KI


Obliterators, Vindicator Shield, Possessed, and More! (Pictures in progress)

So, it’s been a while since I got a good hobby update in.  So, since my last set of pics, I have made some good progress.  First, the painting.  I finished my Predator.  I airbrushed the base, wash, and highlights.  The wash was rough, but worked fine.  I really need to work on my freehand writing though.  I think I may get a caligraphy pen and work with that for fine writing on models as black ink will work well.  If anyone has tips on stylish freehand writing, let me know.

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Bonus points for anyone who gets the Chi-Rho and the term “Under this Sign” Statement.  Fitting, as I play Word Bearers.  The guy on top reminds me of the meme “Drive closer, I want to stab him with my sword!”.  Overall, I like it.  I matches my style and the paint job is solid.  May go back and highlight those black areas with the same scorching streaks that adorn the infantry.

Now, here are the last of the possessed.

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The other four still need their scorching streaks on their black armor, but I really like them.  The combination of all the different colors and textures made them fun and challenging to paint.  They served as an opportunity to practice blades, metal, skin, eyes, teeth, horns, hooves, power armor, wings, claws…yeah, pretty much everything I paint.  I have 4 more to paint and that will finish my possessed squad.

I continued working on the vindicator shield, though making only a little progress.

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I have the basics for bits and now I am going to start cleaning it up and blending.  Basically, adding the initial layer, another layer of bits, one more structural layer, then finishing details.

I also have started a project of revamping my terminators.  I wanted something more chaos-ish.  I plan to get the horus heresy terminators for REGULAR (ie-non-aligned terminators).  HOWEVER, I wanted these guys for my chaos lords retinue…this guy:

 

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So, I didn’t want to do tentacles.  I wanted something else.  Partly because while this guy turned out REALLY well, he was a) a royal pain in the ass, b)used a metric ton of bits and GS, and c) there was no way to keep him on a 40mm base and not look awkward.  Now, I am perfectly fine making my bases bigger for very small squads (oblits), characters (my lord or thirster) but for terminators I wanted them smaller and obviously subordinate to this guy.  So yeah, I came up with this idea:

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Yeah, so he is attached to a goblin spider rear.  I used a possessed head, though I am not sold (it’s just on a ball of GS as a mount).  But I really like how it came out.  It still needs some GS work (the bottom of it is hollowed, the joining area and the leg bases, plus the areas around the underarms).  But yeah, this is something that I think when the lord and retinue are on the table, they will draw a good bit of attention.

Lastly, my second oblit is ready for GS.  I wanted a dynamic pose on this guy, so I came up with this.  He is the exact same size as the other one (so much larger than a normal terminator) but he is more reared up in a striking pose so looks taller.  Excited to get this guy done and then one more.  It’s the kind of squad that people really like seeing on the table.

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He still has to get some more bits after the GS work, but most of the primary bits are done.  GS work will be daemonic flesh, cabling, skulls, and the joints of the legs.  This guy has less complicated legs than the other one and thus will take more effort in the post-production phase.

 

Hey, would love comments and suggestions!

 

Thanks for reading!,

KI

 


Combating Hobby ADD

So, recently I have been trying to hammer to ground all of those half-way models.  So, in the past weeks, I have finished my Contemptor, all three Slaanesh chariots, my new furies, and my Blue Scribes.  Here they are.  Now, I will be working on finishing my second blood slaughterer, possessed, and obliterator.

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Just a quick post to let everyone know I am still alive, just been painting, trying to clear that queue.

Thanks for reading,

KI


The hoard grows!

Well, settled into my new home at Fort Campbell, home of the screaming eagles and I finally have internet…surprisingly, it took a long time. But I have made some solid progress on my nids.  I have largely managed to keep up on the pledge of painting as I go, though I didn’t realize I hadn’t finished the guns on the Termagaunts before I moved onto the hive guard, then I got a Toxicrene and immediately painted him.  Oh, and I picked up a zoanthrope for cheap (like 12 bucks) so he isn’t painted yet either.

SOOO, without further ado, PICTURES!:

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I also have a sporocyte (didn’t build the drop pod…I just like the other one.  Will eventually get a drop pod though), Mucolid spore, and Hive tyrant.  Gonna get them assembled and then finish up hive guard, Termagaunts guns, then start rocking on the spores, and finish up on the hive tyrant.
Thanks for reading,

KI


The new army…

So I have long been fascinated by Tyranids, especially as I enjoy the underdog army.  Since daemons have become the powerhouse that they are, I have been sort of drifting from them and painting legions of power armor is tiring.  SO, I decided to investigate the gibbering masses.  I REALLY like non-traditional units form the codex (well maybe some people use them, but they aren’t typical to see in uber competetive lists).  Things like biovores, Lictors, Pyrovores.  Ironically I have little desire  to run a hive crone or harpy because I just don’t like the models.  I LOVE the nid elites though…all of them,  So, the first thing I had to do was figure out a paint scheme I like, so here it is:IMGP0002

The skin is layered like this: Hormagaunt purple, Genestealer purple, Leviathan purple wash, Emperor’s children drybrush, changling pink highlights (need to pink a pink with more pop, may just use the emperor’s children to highlight areas so that they are a little brighter).

The Carapace and sub-carapace are Loren Forest base, Warboss Green, Biel-Tan green wash, Snot green dry brush (up to start creating streaked effect), waywatcher green glaze, scorpion green to accent the streaks on plates.  The streaks are not heavy enough here, will redo them or highlight the entire plate with green and then use pink to make the streaks.

Eyes are simple, they are golden yellow with sunburst yellow centers.  Big monsters will be more complex, with a black cat-eye center.

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I like how it looks, and it is surprisingly simple.  This guy took a long time because I was figuring things out, but I want a scheme I can crank out gribblies at a rate of 1/ 30 minutes so I can crank out a good size blob in a day of painting.

THanks for reading,

KI


Painter’s ADD

Oh my, I never realized how bad my painter’s ADD was.  Until I have about half dozen projects that are all going at the same time.  

Bloodslaughterer

Blood Thirster

Flaming Chariot

Obliterators

Mutilators

Chaos Contemptor Dread

Possessed CSM

Oh…plus a plethora of other stuff that hasn’t even begun or I just have a solid plan for (for example, I have an exalted chariot that I worked on but the only thing I like about it are the seekers but the metal chariot is just boring looking)…

I am closest to done on the Mutilators I think, then the Thirster, then about 30-50% on the rest.  Ugh.  I need to pick a project, crank through it, and then finish it and move on.  Here are the pics of the works in Progress

The Bloodthirster:

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I still need to detail the steel, highlight the leather, work his face, claws, hooves, wings, and finish the bone plate on the shoulder.  

 

Blood Slaughterer:

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I worked on the brass last night.  I still need to highlight the brass, work on the cabling, and paint the steel on the joints (I think the joints are all going to be steel colored).  Currently he doesn’t have a base.  Lots of work to be done, but coming along nicely.  I am looking forward to painting all the bodies sticking out of the cabling and the gore I hope to work onto the blade.  

Burning Chariot:

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Oblits and Mutilators:

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I don’t have any pics of the oblits handy, but they are still a VERY rough WIP.  I have done a little work on these guys (the mutilators) since this point, mainly their bases.

Chaos Contemptor Dread:

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This guy has a lot of the basics done, it is a matter of knocking out the highlights on all the brass and black, and working the small details which there are a metric ton of.

 

Possessed CSM;
My last big thing I have started, though hardly in earnest.

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I have actually 5 more assembled and with no paint on them besides primer.  Want to get all 10 done for my CSM army.  I love possessed models and they are really neat in gameplay, especially now that they are troops with the crimson slaughter.  

 

So, this is what’s on my table and what I am working on.  Now…to figure out what to finish.  Sort of leaning towards the slaughterer.  

 

Thanks for reading,

KI