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  • #72098

    Evil Dave
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    Last week I managed to finish the black and gems on the Wraithguard, this week I shaded and touched up the orange and finished the highlights on half of them. The other six I hope to finish tonight or next Tuesday. It’s a good thing too, twelve stands was the limit for me. I enjoyed painting these far less than six tanks.

    With these done I hope to convert up some Wraithguard, start on those, and paint some subset of my objectives, Avatar and Phoenix Bombers before Fall In the first weekend of November.

    #72256

    Alexander Wasberg
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    The effort paid off I’d say, the Wraithguard look great!

    #72257
    Mike
    Mike
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    Hi,

     

    Sorry if you have said already, what do you use for the basing?

    #72418

    Evil Dave
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    I make the base tops out of evergreen plastic sidewalk tiles, score down the lines a few times at the sizes I want and then break them off. I then put 10ish in a stack and drill 1/4″ holes through them so the figure bases sit level with the top. I use sticky-back magnetic material as the bottom. Everything’s then covered with fine terrarium sand over primer/glue mix. Once dry, I drop watered-down white glue over it again to lock it in. The bigger rocks I glue on with superglue.

    #72490

    Evil Dave
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    And they’re done. The last six stands took another two hours to highlight last night. They’ll be fun to play with but I’m glad they’re off the table. I started converting their big brothers after that, they, the Phoenix or objectives is what I’ll be working on in these next weeks.

    I also hit all the tanks I’ve painted to date with a gloss coat. I’m looking to print some decals out for them today, getting those on is another project before Fall In.

    #74315

    Evil Dave
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    I gussied up the Eldar this week for a local store’s painting competition. I got the decals on, black boxed them in, hit these guys with a few coats of dullcote and then added some grass tufts. This is six months of work to date, minus the Void Spinners which still need their guns and the treatment above. Hoping to start and finish the Wraithlords before Fall In still.

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    #74322
    Splod
    Splod
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    Fantastic! Easily one of my favourite Eldar armies out there 🙂

    #74338
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    That is one sweet looking army you’ve got there!

    One question.

    Has the dullcoat darkened your paintjobs or is it the camera acting up?

    They look a lot more red in that last batch of pictures.

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    #74348

    Evil Dave
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    It was the lighting and trying to color balance them on a TV. I agree they look too red, I’ll replace them with better balanced ones Monday.

    #74574

    Evil Dave
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    Thanks guys. I went back and tried to color adjust the pics a little better. Still not the best match, but better.

    As I was finishing up my decal/dullcote/grass que I was also working on these guys. They involved a lot of cutting, pinning, plasticard and swearing at CA glue. All twelve had their arms and legs cut off. I pinned the legs after some creative bending and repositioning, and then puttied some ball and socket joints for the arms so they could be positioned any which way. The Bright Lances mounts were squares of plasticard that got some fancy cutting and filing.

    The Wraithseers were even more extensive. I used two 40k Space Marine knives a piece to create their staves and arm blades. As well as some Eldar grenades and strips of plasticard for the rest of the staves and loincloths.

    This was one of my favorite conversions. I was trying to make it look like he’s about to pound a vehicle or something.

    #76774

    Evil Dave
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    It’s been slow going due to some 1:1 scale projects, but I’ve made progress on the Wraithlords. Five are done, I’ve got another seven to do the orange highlights on and they’ll be good as well.

    #76787

    Alexander Wasberg
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    These guys look awesome, Wraithlords are some of my favorite GW models ever.

    The conversion-work on these are really something, proper impressive work there!

    #79673

    Evil Dave
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    It’s been nearly a month since I picked up a paint brush what with Thanksgiving, vacation and newer hobbies but here we are. The Wraithlords are nearly finished. The biggest thing left are the Wraithseer blades, after that it’s just touch up and basing. Hopefully I’ll get to those before EpiComp entry closes at the end of the month.

    #79675
    Mike
    Mike
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    The figures are very good and I am sure the photos don’t do them justice. Having said that I really am drawn to the rocks on the bases.

    #80887

    Evil Dave
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    I meant to get these out last week, but there was much celebrating to contend with. Anyway, here’s the Epic I managed to paint in 2017. The Void Spinners were kept out as I still need to finish their array barrels. Looking at them now, I also want to go back and add one more black panel to the Scorpions and Cobras near the front of the tank. For 2018, I hope to continue with yet more orange. I may take some breaks for sanity’s sake to paint other colors though. Thankfully, the aspect warriors will help with that. Well, not the Fire Dragons. They’re jerks.

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    #80900

    cmnash
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    Very, very nice Dave.  Consider me in jealous mode now …

    #81690

    Evil Dave
    Participant

    Thanks c.

    New year, same old color. This time on aircraft though! I started the Phoenix last night, and have been prettying the Avatar up for some paint. His sword got sharpened and he’s based in such a way that I can plop him down on a Court of the Young King base when I get to it.

    #83096

    Evil Dave
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    The Phoenix needed a bit of touch up after a failed attempt of actual flight from being left on the top of my car. One’s still going to need a bit of putty and I’m going to have to figure out how to make a tail fin tip for another. Anyway, the black is done. On to the gems and weapons this week. Hopefully the orange the week after that.

    #83140
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    Oh no!  I hope their repair is speedy and successful.  I do so like your scheme for this army!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #83141
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    :O yikes!!

    #84118

    Evil Dave
    Participant

    I finished up the weapons and cockpits and got halfway through touching up and shading the orange on the Phoenix. Hoping to finish that next week and move on to their highlights.

    #84255

    Alexander Wasberg
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    Looking suitably epic as usual, great work!

    #85216

    Evil Dave
    Participant

    Thanks Alex.

    I was hoping to finish the Phoenix last night but with friends coming over for dinner tonight the “other domestic duties as assigned” clause in my relationship was activated. Maybe I’ll get to them this Sunday or next Tuesday. Either way, I’m looking forward to being done with them. It’s time for something else. I did manage to get the first highlight done on most of them. Two still need a little work.

    I know it’s time for something else because I’ve been wanting to work on something else. I did cheat a little bit and built a Phantom, as well as a Revenant. Their weapons are magnetised. The last Phantom is going to involve a bit more cutting in pinning as I’m hoping to put it in a running position.

    #85800

    Evil Dave
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    The Phoenix are all finished up, I got the highlights done throughout the week and also did the engine exhaust. I added a little bit of blue and white edging on engines themselves, it’s not overly noticeable though.

    I magnetised the weapons in the Revenant, I need to convert up its Sonic Lances next and get going on the other three.

    The second Phantom is mostly together now as well. I just need to add shoulders and finishing magnetising its weapons too.

    #86334

    Evil Dave
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    I started on the objectives with the hopes of finishing them before Cold Wars next weekend. The Wraithgate is all painted up, the others need most of the bone paints still. After something Maashes Caisteal[/url] said I spit up my three objectives into four. Now I can just swap out the Wraithgate when needed, rather than having to swap it with one of my opponents.

    I also got a few coats of red down on the Avatar. Hoping to have him done for Adepticon.

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    #87928

    Evil Dave
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    I finished these nearly three weeks ago now, but a lost memory card and card reader kept them from being posted. I stuck with bone colors for the wrathbone and warm greys for the rocks. The windows and globe looking things were a CdA violet color that I had never tried out.

    I’d also like to complete some Falcons for the upcoming <abbr title=”Northeast Epic Armageddon Tournament”>NEAT</abbr>, I still need to convert turrets so I just started on the bodies.

    I worked on Rangers too, painting orange on these is a real pain. I think for the Guardians I’m going to have to airbrush the orange and carefully drybrush the bases.

    I took one stand nearly to completion, the weapons and cloaks need to be finished still.

    #88086

    Alexander Wasberg
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    It seems to me that hard work is paying off! They are looking great, even if they aren’t all finished yet.

    #88215

    Evil Dave
    Participant

    It’ll be years before I get this all painted.

    A quick update, I got the orange done on the Rangers. Hoping to tackle the helmets and weapons next week.

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