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post #31 of 76 (permalink) Old 07-19-15, 06:35 PM
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Hey man, extra cool stuff here
I'm not sold on the robe: it needs another layer of lights, imo.
Btw, no more Dark Eldar?

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post #32 of 76 (permalink) Old 07-23-15, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Honestly I'm unsure about my Dark Eldar, I haven't been feeling them for a long while now, at first I thought it was me being overwhelmed with Ad Mech finally coming to 40k, and getting all the new toys that came with it. But I've just become bored, playing, looking at them, building them etc. But I've got a friend who has been looking at getting into the game and actually fancies DE as his first army - despite my frequent attempts to point him in the direction of an 'easier' army. So I'm tempted to sell him my DE rather cheap so he can play and they go to a good home. That being said, if I did that I'd be sad for my Project Log since I seem to be one of the few here that's sporting Dark Eldar in their Plog.

Yeah the robe I'm not sure, I like them being Dark Red and looking a little oily on the other hand I do think the robes need some highlights.

Start of a day off, more progress, this time my 30k Thanatar! Hoping to get him finished so I can post him as my entry for the army painting challenge.



I know the ammo belt isn't connected, but no matter how much I heated it to twist it, that's the closest I could get them to connect.

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Well managed to get a little bit more progress done today on my various Mechanicum stuff.



My Thanatar is doing nicely, the armour plates are largely done, just waiting for some paints to arrive and then that will be the plates finished, leaving me to just do the little bits.






Just touched up the robes on the Dominus and my Datasmith. I've settled on the yellow stripe and it's spread to the rest of my army. As you will will see by my in progress shot of my first Destroyers.






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Hello fellow Magos. You've got some rather nice looking Mechanicum going on there.

Some thoughts if I may. The paint seems to be going on a bit thick. This is especially noticeable on the Destroyer. While yellow is an incredible pain in the shiny metal ass, it also ends up the easiest at seeing the paint being too thick. I recommend thining down the yellow a bit more than you have with either water of mixing in some http://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Professional-Flow-Effects-Medium/dp/B000KNPM46 into the pot. I've done that with my lighter colors, (whites, yellows, greys, skintones) and its made a big difference in smoothing out those colors. It makes it thinner, requiring more coats, even the base colors, but looks so much better.

That all said, the Thanatar looks amazing. I, personally, would add some brass or gold accents on the base metal but thats just me.
Keep it up.

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Hello fellow Magos. You've got some rather nice looking Mechanicum going on there.

Some thoughts if I may. The paint seems to be going on a bit thick. This is especially noticeable on the Destroyer. While yellow is an incredible pain in the shiny metal ass, it also ends up the easiest at seeing the paint being too thick. I recommend thining down the yellow a bit more than you have with either water of mixing in some flo-aid into the pot. I've done that with my lighter colors, (whites, yellows, greys, skintones) and its made a big difference in smoothing out those colors. It makes it thinner, requiring more coats, even the base colors, but looks so much better.

That all said, the Thanatar looks amazing. I, personally, would add some brass or gold accents on the base metal but thats just me.
Keep it up.

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Thanks for the reply. I'm continually in awe of the Ad Mech in your Plog. Yeah that's my first time painting yellow, I've avoided it for years because I've heard and read about all the horror stories trying to paint yellow. Yeah I had used water but even then it still seemed rather thick. Was considering picking up some Lhaemean Medium since I'd read that helps but I think I'll try Liquitex stuff first. Also planning to pick up a wet pallette since I've read that helps painting immensely. That being said, I'm not sold on yellow as my colour scheme anyway. I was drawn to it since it seemed different, for Ad Mech at least, since I just want to paint something other than red, but I'm not settled on yellow being that colour.

Thanks, my Thanatar, I'm sponging it, only time I've used a brush on it is for the silver metal parts and the washes. The plates are all done with a sponge. I'm waiting on a specific vallejo rust colour to arrive which I'll be sponging on next. Followed up with a touch of Nihilakh Oxide and Ryza Rust, then the bulk of the model should be done and it's just the little bits. Then if it looks decent I'll probably copy it over to the rest of my 30k Ad Mech.

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Okay, another post for you all, though it is pretty much a battle report though. So my apologies. I'll probably put this in BR section too as I hopefully dabble more into that side of things.

My first game with the Cult Mechanicus, I avoided formations and such since I just want to try units as they are and get to grips with the army before I eventually move onto the formations and eventually the War Covocation and Cohort Cybernetica. I took what's in the photo, a basic combat Castelan squad with Fists and Flamers, a ranged Castelan squad with Phosphor out the yazoo, 5 man Electro Priests - the ones without the ranged weapon -, Grav Destroyers, 2 Arc Rifle and 1 Torision Breachers, Dominus.

Was up against Tyrannids, 1250 pts, he took a Flyrant, Swarmlord, The MC that can grab things, Hive Guard, Tyrant Guard and an assortment of Hormagaunts and Termagaunts.



This is the board, I really liked it, terrain seemed nice and even, it ended up being The Relic with it sitting in the middle of the destroyed circular ruins.



I got to deploy first, now I have a somewhat rather bad habit of if I deploy first, i spread out in a line. My line was stretched so far you can't even see my Destroyers on the right. Because of how I deployed, my opponent looked at either side, one side having Grav, the other having Phosphor, so deployed as far away from my Destroyers as possible.



First turn, I stupidly, stupidly let him go first. He moved up ran a few things, and took some pot shots that did nothing and got Hormagaunts onto the Relic. I activated my Canticle that allowed shooting rerolls, I moved my Destroyers just to even try to get them into range, moved my Priests up, ran them, moved my Breachers towards the Relic, took shots at the bug thing with the tongue with everything I could, did a single wound and flamed a 10 man termagaunt squad down to two.



Second turn, the Tyrants failed to fly in, he moved stuff upwards, charged my Power Fist Castellans with the Swarmlord, tongue bug and two Hormagaunts, sent the Termagaunt squad at my Electro Priests, shot them, I lost one, then charged them, I lost all 4 in his combat turn giving up first blood. I activated my Canticle that gave rerolls in Combat. My Dominus finished off some Gaunts. My Breachers mowed down the Hormagaunts that were trying to run away with the relic. Lost my Datasmith and a Castellan leaving the 2nd one on a single wound though I did manage to take out the Guard. My other Castellan squad shot the Termagaunt squad who had moved into cover following their victory in combat. Destroyed all but 3. My Grav Destroyers were only in range of one of those Termagaunts so I decided to throw all 18 shots at that gaunt, I made made 5 hits, no wounds.



Third turn, he destroyed my 1 wound Castellan with a Psychic Scream which took all his stuff out of combat. Charged my Phosphor Castellans with the Swarmlord, Tongue Bug and two Hormagaunts. Challenged my Datasmith with the Swarmlord, I accepted, completely slaughtered him and overkilled the Castellans, fresh from their feeding on what little Biomass they could the Swarmlord headed into cover, the Tongue Bug headed over to my Breachers which were closest to the Relic. The Flyrant pumps fire into my Dominus, but making 8 saves, my Dominus looked on undisturbed. My turn comes around and my Breachers pump shots into the tongue bug, do 3 wounds in total. My Grav Destroyers, also shoot tongue bug but don't do any damage. My Dominus backs away from the Swarmlord and pumps all of its weapons into him, inflicting two unsaved wounds from his Macrostubber.



Fourth turn, my Destroyers get pinned thanks to The Horror, he sends the Flyrant over to the Breachers, shoot and killed 2, followed along with Tongue Bug which promptly charged and massacred the last one with ease gaining one wound followed up with Regeneration putting it back onto 4 wounds, just after it picked up the Relic. The Guard make pot shots at my Destroyers loosing me two. Swarmlord failed to charge my Dominus which was soon charged by two Hormagaunts until they were slashed into nothing by his Power Axe, I consolidated my Dominus 5" away from the Swarmlord. My turn and nothing else I can do except have my cool calm and collected Dominus slay Swarmlord, aims his Macrostubber, fires, all hits, 1 wound, doesn't get saved and Swarmlord promptly died giving me Slay the Warlord.



Fifth turn, he sends his Flyrant and Tongue Bug after my Dominus, the Guard kills my final Destroyer. I move away and the turn ends, we roll to continue but the game ends. He had first blood, linebreaker and The Relic, I just had Slay the Warlord.



My dead pile, everything except my Dominus.



What my Dominus was staring down had it continued.



All in all, I think my deployment is what cost me the most, my Grav Destroyers could have done a lot of damage had they actually been in range, especially with the Cabticle that rerolls shooting. I'd also have positioned my Phosphor Castellans more centrally so they could have activated their programming and just sat and shot stuff. The Fulgarite were a total waste and may be one of the worst combat units I've ever come across. T3 means they die to a small gust of wind, their low initiative means they are hitting so many things last. 5++ and FNP aren't enough to get them into combat and not enough to let them survive to strike back. The weapons even then are so so, they may nip a model or two but without taking a massive squad they will probably never do enough wounds to get that 3++. I'll give the Corpuscarii a try and see what they're like but I'm not optimistic. Not even sure I fancy the formation either. Still have plenty to learn though, but I enjoyed myself despite my loss and nothing will take away from my Dominus owning the Swarmlord with a pistol.

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Great stuff so far Loli, I really like your aged gold effect that you have going for armour plates. I think that the yellow works really well as a spot cover like you have on your two humanoid priests, but on the Kataphron it may work better if you confine it to trims on the amour plates and a line (like your on your robes) on the forward edge of the weapon, with the rest being in red or metal.

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Great stuff so far Loli, I really like your aged gold effect that you have going for armour plates. I think that the yellow works really well as a spot cover like you have on your two humanoid priests, but on the Kataphron it may work better if you confine it to trims on the amour plates and a line (like your on your robes) on the forward edge of the weapon, with the rest being in red or metal.
Thanks @Iraqiel . Im still not finished with the Thanatar, just need to get around to ordering some Valejo Light Rust and then i can get around to finishing the plates on it. Once the plates are done, I can actually make a start on the back, its cannon and ammo belt.

The yellow, I've now dropped it, from my Destroyers anyway, at first I liked it but the more I saw it, I just grew to dislike it. Instead gone for more metal colours on my Destroyers. Not entirely finished but almost there. Honestly though I'm more settled on this scheme. Just need to finish up the weapons , do the skin, then they should be finished.





I've almost finished two more of my Castellans now, my Power Fist ones. The photo makes them look alot more silver than they actually are which is funny since no silver has touched it aside from its backpack.





Also, finally got around to building my Sydonian Dragoon. The first bit of my Skitarii built. Had to go with the Taser, because I have a soft spot for Lance and Jousting. Don't care about the rules or effectiveness, it's a freaking lance. Ive not glued the legs, rider or the main carriage because I think that it would be much easier to paint that way. I also know the power cables don't match up to the legs but I went through the instructions as a assembled so didn't realise that they were meant to connect to the legs.



Still need to get around to assembling this lot yet though.



Lastly, I've now started a new army, feel free to take a guess which.

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New army - imperial knights? That was the first (and so far only) model I've done up for my Adeptus Mechanicus army.

The breachers are looking good, I'm anticipating a really nice effect all up when you've finished them.

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Spent last night just doing a little bit more on my Thanatar. Almost finished now, just need to do the weapons and then fists. Oh and I also need to sort out the base, going to change change the theme of the base because the scheme on my Thanatar makes the base look pretty much the same.


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