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Which one os your favourite?

  • Cherry Blossom Wood Elves Army

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  • Salamanders army

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  • Ceramic Necron Army

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • Infinity Yu Jing Army

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  • Dark Elves Army

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Cerastus Imperial Knights Household

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  • Hexagonal Pattern Tau

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  • Shadow Harlequin Army

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  • Da Orkz

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • Space Wolves Army

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Hello there,

After some time of our painting, we had a nostalgic moment when we looked back and recollected the most memorable commissioned armies we had the pleasure to paint up to this date. Painting the whole army to reflect the idea that was begotten in someone’s mind is perhaps the best opportunity that may happen to the painter – and for that reason we really like to paint whole armies that look great and coherent on the battlefield afterwards.

We have chosen ten armies, painting which we liked most – now we’re wondering which one of them you like the most? Please vote in the poll and tell us why in the comment!
The armies (click on the photo to open the high resolution image):

1) Cherry Blossom Wood Elves Army:

It is one of the most unusual projects upon which we had pleasure to work with, themed around the Japanese cherry blossom - a pattern present on every squad in the army (on their cloaks, the cherry-flower inspired banners and custom bases), reflecting the time of early spring, when the snow is melting down and vegetation begin to sprout out. The little shrine and the cherry trees forests were also a part of the commission. The overall scheme is really nice and surprisingly fitting the models.

The photo is quite big, feel free to click on it and see the full army in detail!



2) Salamanders army:

It was (well, still is, as one part of an army is still being painted) a very big project - a massive, Horus Heresy army, featuring not only the mass of troops and vehicles, but also a Primarch of the XVIII Legion. We've done a special diorama for him - you can see him in the center, taming the giant Fire Salamander diving in the lava river of Nocturne. We also like the bright green scheme of this army and the flaming pattern on vehicles.



3) Ceramic Necron Army

We are all used to see the metallic Necron armies with green glow around them, so painting the ceramic scheme was really fun and refreshing. Cold blue glow is a nice touch-up, very fitting the primary color.



4) Infinity Yu Jing Army

Painted to resemble chrome-like, high-tech surfaces (inspired by Tron as well), this army was really a great opportunity to piant (and the models were one of the nicest sculpts we had the pleasure to deal with).



5) Dark Elves Army

With toned down and muted purples (and blue tones on the warbeasts) this army is a really nice sight on the table when present as a whole. Also, the swamp, watery bases make nice addition - to the warbeasts particularly, where the bases are big enough for the water to be present in a bigger amount!



6) Cerastus Imperial Knights Household

Perhaps not a classic army, since there are only several models there, but the overall commissioned force really was carved in our memories – the models are such nice and the chosen paintjobs for every one of them made each one unique.



7) Hexagonal Pattern Tau

We’ve enjoyed painting it in the high-tech, chrome-like scheme complimented by hexagonal patterns that nicely highlight the difference of technological approach when compared to the human technology in Warhammer 4000 – we find these patterns really fitting the technologically advanced, alien race.



8) Shadow Harlequin Army

One of our newest work, it was also a first time we used airbrush stencils - you can see them on the Voidweavers. The customer wanted the shadowy color scheme, so the Harlequins are not the classical, colorful troupe but rather dark, shadowy webway-stalkers.



9) Da Orkz

Technically not exactly an army, but a bunch of biggest creations of an Ork Mek, the yellowish armor turned out so nice, that we are often quoted for the Orks in this painting scheme.



10) Space Wolves Army

We've painted many Space Wolves forces in our history in every possible painting quality, but we really like the white fur of Thunderwolves in this one.





Vote and comment!
 

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Orks hands down. Close run with space wolves tough. Probably orks won in my mind, 'cuz orkz are tha best!
 

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Orks for me, I would put the salamanders next. While I appreciate the skill involved, I'm not a fan of the painting style on most of the other armies, but them orks I like
 

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All your models are very well painted, that can't be denied. But as I've said before (and I still feel this way), they all look the "same" to me.
 

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Not normally a tau man, but the shading and colour transitions across a huge number of small panels, along with the OSL and patterning, are simply outstanding!
 

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I like the orks best, they are by far the most traditional painted army of the lot and the one most like how a well painted ork army to look (though the yellow tone feels slightly off).
The one i absolutely detest however is the harliequins, they are so bland and samey and so not how i envision the army to look , they are well airbrushed but they look mass produced and bland, totally not how i see them, they should be vibrant and spectacular.

Edit: also an honourable mention for the necrons , nice alternate pallete used there ,ironically these guys look great because they are uniform and bland which is as they should be.



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Definitely the Orks, they stand out amongst all the other armies. That said, they are all excellent, and I would be proud to own any of them.
 

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Definitely the Salamanders! :good:
 

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I like the dark elves the best by far. With a close second going to the Orks and the Necrons.

I really don't like the airbrushed look. It tends to be flat and have a really unsatisfying visual texture. The Tau for example are like the airbrush version of a 3 colour tabletop standard.

The Orks have a beautiful amount of detail and are showing some real care.

The Necrons also have some nice weathering and a novel colour scheme.

The dark elves by contrast have a really nice mix of hand brush and airbrush work. The hand detailing could be better but your team made a much more interesting texture and mix of colours.
 
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