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post #1091 of 1276 (permalink) Old 07-18-12, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Horns are the f... worst, better stay loyalist man!
It is coming along nicely though, but what colour is the sword going to be? It would be easier to suggest colours for the casing if we knew
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The Firebelly get´s better and better. for starters i was "meh", what's that for a wierd thing, but now it's getting together for me. About the right hand; Some flamer/plasma-thingy to support the meltas ?

The Inquisitor seems to get more balanced with the extra yellow, imho.
And paint the casing of the bolt pistol bone, like the horns. Maybe whith some of the fabulous Xeno-freehand.
I'm still working on the Firebelly. I have constructed most of the parts needed for the right hand but I'm still debating if he's going to hold something or not. I'll probably leave that till later and continue on actually finishing up the details I do know how I'd like them.

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So, you're calling me a radical? I can hear the temptation on your tongue, old friend, wishing to call me a heretic instead, and doing it in the name of the Emperor. Wouldn't it be nice for you to simply brand me as such and drive your sword through my chest? Granted, of course, that I'd actually let you get close enough.

No, it isn't a threat, not at all. A threat is what you delivered to me as you opened your mouth and questioned my authority in this matter. I have yet to be shown any proof that your claims are in any way real and I'd also like to question why the High Inquisitor would send out a fool such as you to deliver such a message to me. Surely he knows of your history as well as mine, does he not?

This has no effect whatsoever in the continuing work in the sector. I shall not pass judgement on those you seek to blame for crimes committed by others - had you been here at the time you would also have seen that with your own eyes. Proof? Of course there is no proof left since all of the settlers where killed or dragged away. You have nothing but my word or statements from the very Astarte you claim to be heretical. If you wish to disperse your cloud of doubt I suggest you take these claims directly to their leader, though I must warn you - even though we are enemies, I do not wish the treatment they might afflict on you should you pass judgement quickly or wrongly worded to these gentlemen. While not heretical they have little understanding of the rankings of Inquisitors, I guess that's the downside of them being isolated in their quest and journey for so long...

- Haxtes, Radiant (and somewhat Radical) Inquisitor of the High-Lords of Terra speaking to a fellow Inquisitor about the Void Sharks and their latest activites.


The bolt pistol casing ended up as yellow because I felt it evened the miniature out a bit and it saved me the trouble of having to try a lot of different options out. Those with keen eyes might notice the white and black pieces of paper stuck to the inside of his cloak - the Inquisitors very own modus operandi in marking things as he see fit on either list (you don't want to be on the black one) as he progresses in his investigations.

The base is obviously not weathered, I'm leaving that till later.

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Looks brilliant mate! The addition of the blue to the sword really provides the contrast the model needed. I think he turned out great!!!

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Your log never fails to impress Xeno. I love the leathery look to the cape in particular on this last model.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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The inquisitor is awesome, I love the cape and the yellow of the armour. The only thing I'm not too keen on is the purple skin, just something about it that doesn't seem to go as it's in between the yellow of the bolt gun and bluey-black of the cape. It's more prominent on that last side-on pic but then again it might just be me ;)

Loving the firebelly conversion too, keep it up :D
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Every new Post is simply epic :D
Extreme nice work keep it up!!!
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Impressive. I really like that the power sword isn't as "flashy" as I often expect them to be, so it doesn't go to war on the yellow for attention, if you know what I mean.

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Looks brilliant mate! The addition of the blue to the sword really provides the contrast the model needed. I think he turned out great!!!
It was a bit of an experiment but I felt it was needed to do something bright yet subtle, kind of hard to balance all that bright yellow in a good way without the miniature turning into a yellow blob. I'm glad you like it, thanks for the continuing support and comments, Midge!

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Your log never fails to impress Xeno. I love the leathery look to the cape in particular on this last model.
Means a lot coming from you, Wraithlord. I do feel that my time invested in each miniature is taking it's toll on my actually pleasure of painting. I'm starting to approach these ridiculous standards for myself which in the long run means I'm getting very little done, which sucks tbh.

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The inquisitor is awesome, I love the cape and the yellow of the armour. The only thing I'm not too keen on is the purple skin, just something about it that doesn't seem to go as it's in between the yellow of the bolt gun and bluey-black of the cape. It's more prominent on that last side-on pic but then again it might just be me ;)

Loving the firebelly conversion too, keep it up :D
It could be the pictures, tbh, the purple is a tad more vibrant on the miniature IRL and it helps break up the yellow sections of the miniature. I fear that if I had painted it in a flesh tone it would have been one giant mess of yellow hues tbh. I also like the though of him wearing Synskin which was the original idea that stuck in my mind I guess..

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Extreme nice work keep it up!!!
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Impressive. I really like that the power sword isn't as "flashy" as I often expect them to be, so it doesn't go to war on the yellow for attention, if you know what I mean.
I felt it was needed, I've done more elaborate designs before but I felt he needed something more subtle as there was just so much going on with the miniature already. Artistic balance perhaps? I'm pleased with him from every angle but one right now, which is probably partly to the way I sculpted the arm - it's bugging me somewhat but I'm not going to change anything now, haha.

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So, what the hell happened? It's been over a month again, time really flies sometimes doesn't it? In some ways I guess a lot of things happened since last time I updated the plog, sadly not so much on the miniature wargaming side of my life though so I have pretty minimal progress to actually show you. I believe I encountered the phenomenon known as "hobby burn-out" and I completely put away all miniatures for about 3 weeks before being able to pick them up again. I had this abysmal feeling about painting (close to revulsion) and at a few choice moments I was actually considering giving it all up to focus on my other creative projects (which mostly revolve around painting/drawing). However there is a special kind of bond to the universe that is warhammer and I guess that's just one of the reasons behind calling it plastic crack - it isn't that easy to quit and let it go.

I did however manage to finish of this picture while dealing with my doubts:


And while doing that I had this nagging feeling in my head that I - at least - should get some of all this stuff (probably thousands of £ of miniatures) I have accumulated painted before I toss the torch in. In a fit of hobby burn-out rage I was looking over my alternatives and laying out the miniatures I have in my mind looking for a good project to make some headway in the hobby and get my interest back to the level I used to have. I realized I had a lot of Daemons of Chaos still in boxes which I hadn't touched since.. Well, beginning of 5th edition (40k) I believe. Since I have a friend interested in starting up warhammer fantasy I figured I could use those miniatures for that... Now to the issue at hand. I think I can do a reasonably good job painting an entire Daemons army - but I really don't want to do it by hand with a brush only - I don't have that kind of patience right now but I sorely need the motivation I get by finishing something.

My solution? Spend even more money on the hobby of course! I think I'm ready to take the plunge and get myself something I've been eyeing for a long while now - an airbrush - problem is, I know very little about them so I'll need to get some good info first and make an informed decision and take the plunge. I figure I can do some easy - priming (black) - shading (grey from one angle, white from another) - washes/glazes - details - and get away with a decent looking Daemon army for fantasy so I can learn the ropes with my friend and get the ball going. An airbrush would also help immensely when it comes to painting all those drop pods and the Caestus Assault Ram I've planned for my Space Sharks so it would most likely be a good investment.

Oh, another bonus use would be the ability to FINALLY varnish my miniatures (since I've only had bad experiences with spay can varnishes and brushing the varnish on isn't an option with my pigment use for weathering).

So... Any tips on where I start to look regarding airbrushes? I'm a competent googler but sometimes tips from the horses mouth is the best ones you can get. I'm prepared to drop quite a chunk of cash into this in order to get a quality build that can last for a long time.

While on the subject of big animals with big mouths I guess I do have some hobby related progress to show. As you might have guessed I have put some work into the Firebelly servitor and I'm quickly approaching my vision of the finished miniature now. There are some minor details to adjust (resculpting some of the leg bandaging and parts of the head where the tubes to in, readjusting the position of the tubes a bit so they "fall" more naturally) but all in all this is pretty much where it will be before I start painting. I hope you like where this conversion have gone, it's been a long one but I've enjoyed it:


I've also started to work on the control servitors for the Firebelly. They will walk behind him and type things on their "pads" which will then remotely control the Servitor (or at least adjust his behaviour). I'm planning on this first one having a bionic eye on one side so that's why he looks a bit goofy right now:


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the Firebelly is turning out even better than I had envisioned mate!!! The bionic arm came out fantastic. Something I have noticed about other scratch builds is a lack of symmetry and balance that is found in the humanoid form. You however, have really captured that symmetry in a very dynamic way with this piece. Well done mate, seriously.

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Xeno,

Again, great looking conversion work buddy. Sorry to hear about your burn out, I know the feeling, as do most others. Good luck with those Daemons!

As for the Airbrush...well I will swear by it, but I think the Infinity 2-in-1 Harder and Steenbeck is one of the greatest Airbrushs. I picked one up and have never had any issues with it. The controls and spray are flawless. Djinn even went with my recommendation, it really is a quality airbrush and you being an artisit know that quality tools are important...(link attached)

Anyways, stay motivated and good luck with the choices!

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