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Yeah I did. To be honest, I have never heard of a Birthday being called and anniversary. It has always been Birthday to everyone I know. Cultural differences I suspect :)
I would imagine it is because the meaning of 'anniversary' can be translated from English in to Dutch with more than one meaning, assuming my meagre grasp of the Dutch language isn't failing me. So I would assume that they read it as Birthday (anniversary of your birth) rather than anniversary as used more commonly in English as anniversary of your wedding. :p My apologies for rabbiting about semantics :)

Looks like a fantastic project anyway Wraith, can't wait to see what you do with the paint schemes!
 

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Ya, Wrath Those models look soo sharp I think doing and custom work would actually take away from them unless it was your fantastic base work. I like how you are not limiting yourself to one god though i think that will make them look better. I personally always want to creat some sort of paint scheme that incorperated all four of the major gods as one. But their colors i find are so vivd and just dont seem like they can work off one another. Waiting patiently to see what you come up with!

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You know the sad thing? My Tsons army is -this- close to being finished and I want to paint these knights so badly that I can't even look at them right now lol. I will probably do a couple of washes on my vehicles and some details, finish them up basically, before I start these guys however. Maybe.. :)
 

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You fell for it buddy, don't buy em until you can paint em.

For anybody of a certain age didn't GW get shit hot at making toy soldiers? In an age where bleating about GW is cool these miniatures are superb.

I can't wait to see them with a few coats of paint.
 

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Here is a pic of the champ with the first bit of paint on him. Not entirely sure if I will keep him this way or not, possibly add a few more black washes to him to really darken it down. Anyway, here is a quick update.

 

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Nice bronzed look. I assume you used a similar technique as you did on your Thousand Sons? If I ever get into WFB I might have to try that technique and the Warriors of Chaos.
 

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They are a lot better than they look in the pics in WD seeing them up close, its odd how GW seems to do that. I was convinced the hounds looked awful in the mag, but when I saw them unpainted at GD I noticed there where pretty good.

Nice painting so far though Wraithlord, really nice, I'll be watching this thread with interest.

Dang, must stay focused on Dark Elves. Even though everytime I look in the current White Dwarf I see that map of the Northern Realms and find myself looking at the two tribes named after Wei. I can't help but think how cool would it be to have chaos heroes of Zhang Liao and Xiahou Dun.

Your tempting me with this thread man.. arghhh! :grin:
 

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Here is another shot with some more work done. So far I am liking the almost monochrome look I have going on.

 

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Speaking of anniversaries..., it's a good thing that your wife doesn't read these posts because I think that it would be you last anniversary if she knew that you were starting another army!:grin:

They look great so far. I can't wait for show-and-tell on these.:victory:
 

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All hail, Wraith, master of the metalics. Stunning, that is all I am going ot say about your knights, how many coats do you have to paint on with your paints?2-4 per color layer?
 

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Lol Fist you might be right :)

Squeek and djinn: Not as much work as you might think. The armour is simply a mix of tin bitz and black drybrushed on fairly heavily, followed up by roughly 4-5 washes of black basically. Some highlights have been painted in between each wash to keep some of it showing through. Needless to say, I really love the new washes as they have really allowed me to bring my painting abilities up a notch.

New pic. Mini is mostly done now, just the shield, horse legs, sword, and cloth to do. And the base of course. I am also thinking of doing some light sourcing off the sword but haven't given it much thought yet as I want to get everything else done on the mini before I really think about that part. The first pic is the last one I posted with the second being the new one so that a comparison is a bit easier.

 

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how do you get that pristeen white background mate?
 

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Pic is taken with the mini in front of a white piece of paper and the camera has the shutter left open a bit longer to take in as much light as possible. Then I use Photoshop to lower the light levels a bit so that the model looks normal instead of washed out.
 

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New pics. Model is finished with the exception of the sword and a couple of highlights to make things pop. Not entirely sure how I want to do the swords at this moment either. Still thinking of doing OSL but I really don't know at this point what colours I would use or IF I will even do it at all. Same thing with the base, not entirely sure how I am going to go with that but I am thinking of snow and ice, dunno.

 

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Like the sound of snow bases. Colour wise, for the swords, red or green would be good to do the OSL in. I'd be leaning towards green. Awesome work so far; as others have said, your metallics are superb.
 

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damn. thats awesome. I was gonna have 40k Daemons be my next army... but after reading the WD article, and seeing these minis... its gonna be Chaos Warriors.

speaking of OSL, whats the best way to do it? I would defianately go with a snow base and green or blue OSL in your position... combined with the coloration of the mini, it would look freakin sweet!
 

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At this moment, I am not all that certain of actually doing any OSL for one single reason: it will very much take away from the monochrome look I have going on. I might try it on a test model but we will see. Anyway, for the hell of it I used a skeleton I had lying around to test out making a snow base. Not the best pic but you can get the idea.

 
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