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The sword and eyes look damn good. How did you do the 'flames' look? (I've got like 2 salamanders that could do with sprucing up!)


Noice!
Thanks dude
I got the effect by.....
1 start with a nice black base.
2 dry brush khorne red all over till you have a nice tint. But not thick
3 dry brush evil sunz scarlet, concentrate on the outer edges and the raised centre.
4 edge highlight the top, bottom and some chosen areas on the sides of the blade. I use Vallejo game air “bloody red” for this, but that is just the brightest I have.
5 edge highlight troll slayer orange the top, bottom and a smaller area, then add a small touch of flash gits yellow to the orange and repeat step 5
6 add some touches of pure yellow to the very edges of your step5 highlight. Then add a touch of pure white where appropriate.
As Duncan would say “remember to thi your paints” especially for the later highlights.
Hope that helps
 

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Well this bad boy has been starring at me in a primed manner for the last year and a half. So I thought I would brush off his cobwebs and bust out my airbrush. Very wip at the moment.
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Thinking of doing something on the shoulders but can’t decide what. Any suggestions for inspiration are welcome.
 

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Thinking of doing something on the shoulders but can’t decide what. Any suggestions for inspiration are welcome.
Is it dedicated to a particular god, or CSM faction? You're working on DG, so maybe add a few bits from the various Nurgle kits, like bells, triple skulls, or a really big burst zit with Nurglings swimming in it?
 

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Is it dedicated to a particular god, or CSM faction? You're working on DG, so maybe add a few bits from the various Nurgle kits, like bells, triple skulls, or a really big burst zit with Nurglings swimming in it?
It’s not god dedicated, so want it to go with any of the aspects of the warband.
Tried a small skull stencil this morning, back to the drawing board for that idea, I’m thinking maybe get some decal paper. The image I was trying was just to small, it ended up looking like a Disney Halloween special laughing skull, so I will try the decal route.
Haven’t done anything with decals since building airfix kits in the eighties with my dad. So let’s see what happens.
 

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I saw a really cool conversion / addition to the shoulders on an IW knight (which I'm stealing for my own one) which had a guardsman crossed with a skeleton and chained to the shoulder and pinned in place.
Also, you cant go wrong with spikes all over the place!
 

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Here’s an update on the knight.
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Got the trim colour base down. I am quite happy with where it’s going. I’m thinking dirty white/cream with a red stripe for the banner. The tattered cloth on the knees will be a dirty red. And then some bright green spot colours for the eyes and any other glowing areas.
I’m going for a ghostly “wraith of the battlefield” kind of look.
 

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Here’s a little update on Mortarion, I think I’m about halfway.
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Then I’ve got to build and paint Typhus, paint the surgeon, finish another bloat drone and my tournament list is complete. Now I’ve just got a week to do it.
 

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Looking good again dude!


For the wee nurgling, could you pin it back on? Might be worth seeing if you can pin it, but only glue one end - would potentially help for transport. Or magnets. Magnets are great!
Poor bugger doesn't want to be wasted, all those blessings of papa nurgle cant go to (toxic) waste!
 

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Looking good again dude!


For the wee nurgling, could you pin it back on? Might be worth seeing if you can pin it, but only glue one end - would potentially help for transport. Or magnets. Magnets are great!
Poor bugger doesn't want to be wasted, all those blessings of papa nurgle cant go to (toxic) waste!
:grin2: I’ve already pinned it back on dude :grin2:

Another update. Here’s where I’m at with Typhus
Just the weapon, head, small details and base for the win.
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I will put some pics of the list I’m taking to a local tournament this Saturday tomorrow.
Not everything is finished but it’s all to a good battlefield standard.
 

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Unfortunately I completely forgot to take any pictures Saturday. All in it was a good day, in the end everyone played 3 games.
My list
Mortarion
Typhus relic armour prince with axe
2x 15 pox walkers
Death Guard 2x plasma and a fist
Plague surgeon
2 spitter bloat drones
Each round was a different mission and set up. Round one
I played an Eldar list with 3 wave serpents asurman, Jane zar, a Psyker dude some other heavy shooty tanks then a big squad of banshees, a big fire dragon unit and another large deep striking scorpions squad. This was the first time I’ve played against Eldar since second edition. As the codex was out on the day it was not aloud so he was using the index. I was expecting his close combat aspect warrior squads to rinse through my pox walkers but it’s amazing how much they can take. And most surprisingly how much they can dish out. We set up on the diagonal battlefield setup, he had fist turn but I stole the initiative. Moved up and took three objectives. His turn he moved up and assaulted my pox walker line with his banshees who just couldn’t really damage the toughness 5 pox walkers. He shot basicaly everything else at my bloat drones, one of which I made 8/10 dr rolls of a star cannon thing. Turn 2 I advanced the blob and chose my assaults the bloat drones split up one decimating his unit of fire dragons and the other shutting down two of his tanks. At this point his psyche got smited out I got Jane zars toughness to 2 and Mortarion took care of her. While my other pox walkers took on asurman. He did nothing on his next turn and the game ended 8/5 to me.
Second game was the relic on table quarters. Against what looked like a nasty genestealer cult list he had some las sentinels, four squads of guardsmen equivalents with mortars some characters, a patriarch and two max squads of stealers. I closed down my deployment so unless he rolled high on his infiltration I was all safe. Then I stole initiative grabbed the relic with toughness 5 pox walkers and a blob of my characters and let them come to me while my drones and morty killed his support units. Again the 15 man buffed walker unit just tanked and then brutalised a 20 man stealer unit and a patriarch with the help of the surgeon. The surgeon really came through for me in every game. Well worth the points for what he brings. I tabled the dude in turn 3.
The final game was the real test of death guard resilience against a admech list with some inquisition support. He had big shooter robots, stalker tanks, cawl and a load of other dudes i have no clue about backed by the lady inquisitor with the hat and a bunch of acolytes. Which he was using some old marines scouts on small bases which when looking at there stats I thought was a little suspect, but hay ho the dude seemed like a bit of a Richard. So with my lack of shooting I hunkered down and sent the lads over the top.
It was a spearheaded deployment with one objective in each deployment zone. He had first turn and as I expected shot everything at Mortarion. So my first turn Mortarion is still up and running on 10 wounds but due to terrain out of position to do anything but soak the firepower while everything advanced. At this point I had no choice but to leave the plague marines on my objective and move everything else forward. Thankfully Mortarion died to the last of his shooting leaving the rest of my army untouched. So the remaining pox walkers engaged his units the wound soaking mechanics for acolytes and characters is very frustrating. My drones took his objective. The previous turn he had killed the death guard on my objective and turn 3 he put his anti psycher assassin on my objective. Ran some tech priest over to his objective. .
At this time I thought I would have more time but this was not to be. Just as my hitters make contact with his centre and I basically shut down his list. iMovie my drone to his objective and he fails to kill the priest. He gets a turn 4 promptly eliminated my drone on his objective and the game ends conveniently after his shooting. Leaving me on a 2 points loss to his 7.
I came 5 in the tournament which I’m happy with. Each game I played my list worked exactly as planned. I just need to not get carried away trying to crush some one I have a personality clash with and remember to always play the mission. That’s what cost me the last game and a higher placement.
For the future I think maybe in that environment it’s worth swapping the plague marines for a Sorceror and some cultists. Getting Mortarion right up in there grill first turn would massively increase his effectiveness from a gun magnet distraction to a combat beast.
 

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So been building some of the new plague marines. Going to use the champion as another plague caster. Just can’t think of anything to use for new arms yet so any suggestions would be welcome for inspiration purposes.
But here’s the new champion.
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I think he looks rather menacing!
 
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