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i saw this forever ago but forgot about it...

after spending a good while re-reading posts and eye humping your minis.... i really like how you cannibalized several different kits for a truly unique feeling army!

have some much deserved rep!
 

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That is Truly FANTASTIC work! Can't wait to see more:victory:
 

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Some very impressive work in here, definitely going to be watching this log from now on.
 

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Just read through the whole log. I love this stuff..makes me want blood angels...uh oh :/.

Your freehand is great and very neat. Great job on the blending too. With your last tank I love the wings and I love the planet but I don't know if it looks too busy when they are put together.

Keep up the great work. I shall be following this thread.

Have some rep :)

Regards LTP :)
 

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First of all, thanks to all of you for the rep and encouragement, I'm truly not worthy of all these kind words :no:

LTP said:
Just read through the whole log. I love this stuff..makes me want blood angels...uh oh :/.

Your freehand is great and very neat. Great job on the blending too. With your last tank I love the wings and I love the planet but I don't know if it looks too busy when they are put together.

Keep up the great work. I shall be following this thread.
I believe someone has a Reaver Titan to finish before getting any other ideas :wink: Also, for my sake I wouldn't want you to come outshine my work with your skills and talents with the brush, LTP!

I'm not entirely sure about that rhino myself just yet. I bet it will be more obvious as I'm closer to the finishing touches (forcing me to redo the whole damn thing if it doesn't work, doh). I will see how it goes, at the moment it's resting (a small hiatus can sometimes help you figure these things out, something I often use when drawing).

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I saw this forever ago but forgot about it...

After spending a good while re-reading posts and eye humping your minis.... i really like how you cannibalized several different kits for a truly unique feeling army!
Cannibalizing is what I do best :spiteful: I find that the more you do it the better you get at spotting just the right pieces, sadly I'm sometimes a tad overenthusiastic when it comes to the possibilities of a certain bit (oh, the pile of abandoned projects). Thank God for bit sites and friends with bitboxes though!

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This log is incredible. Can't believe I hadn't seen it til today.

Well worthy of rep! This is wonderful stuff, well done!
Means a lot to me, your project is an inspiration for me to keep going! Sadly it will be ages before I reach something even close to your SM-army with these boys.

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That is Truly FANTASTIC work! Can't wait to see more
More you shall see!

First of all, please excuse me for the shitty pictures, this update is not done from my usual workbench!

I've been fiddling around with weathering. I'm not entirely sure on the results but the gritty white armour is starting to appeal to me more and more (also much easier to paint, heh). Here are some more dozers in some kind of WIP stage (the feather might be a chapter symbol or just a squad designation, I haven't decided yet):



Being addicted to freehanding I started to doodle on my Repressor even though I probably should have finished the Razorback before staring this one, ah well.

Inspiration is taken from pictures taken by the Hubble telescope. I'm thinking of painting a Phoenix bird at the end of each of the "lines" that emerge from the swirl (3 in total). Which would give me a bird on the back and each side. I think that would be a nice way to tie the vehicle in with the "planets/universe" motif as well as the angelic motif of the Blood Angels and the hint of bird imagery my chapter has.

Here's the current stage of the freehand (about 2 hours of work :headbutt:):


And one with the dozer on:


Sadly, updates will be absent for the coming 2 weeks, I'm taking a long and well deserved vacation to celebrate my B-day amongst other things. Next updates should be within a week after I get back.

Fly safe and what not. Keep the brushes at work.
 

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I believe someone has a Reaver Titan to finish before getting any other ideas Also, for my sake I wouldn't want you to come outshine my work with your skills and talents with the brush, LTP!

I'm not entirely sure about that rhino myself just yet. I bet it will be more obvious as I'm closer to the finishing touches (forcing me to redo the whole damn thing if it doesn't work, doh). I will see how it goes, at the moment it's resting (a small hiatus can sometimes help you figure these things out, something I often use when drawing).
Yeah :( i know i do lol just cant help myself haha. I wouldnt upstage you lol im too nice to do that. I like the latest freehand you have done.

I know what you mean about taking a break, ive just just back off a short deployment and im all refreshed and ready to paint again so have fun and relax.

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Amazing work, both converting and painting

also have you used the imperial armour masterclass techniques?

I picked up a copy of it and it is truly amazing, although i don't feel confident in using any of the things in there just yet :p

keep it up

cheers

edd
 

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Yeah :( i know i do lol just cant help myself haha. I wouldnt upstage you lol im too nice to do that. I like the latest freehand you have done.

I know what you mean about taking a break, ive just just back off a short deployment and im all refreshed and ready to paint again so have fun and relax.

:)
This is the truth ;)
Love the Reaver, your skills makes the "miniature" pop :D

Amazing work, both converting and painting

also have you used the imperial armour masterclass techniques?

I picked up a copy of it and it is truly amazing, although i don't feel confident in using any of the things in there just yet :p
It's all more or less from the imperial armour masterlass book. I've used the basic "non-airbrush" requiring tips. I've looking into getting an airbrush after my vacation, so hopefully I can try it all out then :) It's worth having a go at some less delicate parts, just pop them in a bucket of green goo should everything go wrong.

A quick update, couldn't resist the brush when I was home for a day!







And yes, the phoenix is headless at the moment, heh.
Worktime on this vehicle is now 4 hours.

See you in about two weeks or so!
 

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Love the Reaver, your skills makes the "miniature" pop :D
Thanks dude. I love your latest freehand. If i may suggest one thing that i think will make it look that little bit better?

Where you have done the "swirl" if you add a thin yellow/white line around the outside edge of it where its the smoothest i think it will really Pop. It will just finish it off i think.

Great work and i look forward to your next update.

+rep if i can :)

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I've used the basic "non-airbrush" requiring tips. I've looking into getting an airbrush after my vacation, so hopefully I can try it all out then :)
I have an airbrush at my house at the moment, it is an absolute lifesaver, the smoothness of the coats is magical

awsome work so far, and have a good holiday

cheers

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Thanks dude. I love your latest freehand. If i may suggest one thing that i think will make it look that little bit better?

Where you have done the "swirl" if you add a thin yellow/white line around the outside edge of it where its the smoothest i think it will really Pop. It will just finish it off i think.
I'll most likely add another layer to the swirl with a mixture of blazing orange/bleached bone and later on topped with bleached bone, I'm still mostly doodling it in to get a good feel for it before I add depth to it.

Critique is still welcome :)

I have an airbrush at my house at the moment, it is an absolute lifesaver, the smoothness of the coats is magical

awsome work so far, and have a good holiday
I'm thinking it would save me ages when I'm going back to painting infantry (if not with this army then at least with my daemons when I decide to finish them).

This update:
Spent some time with the repressor. Sorry if you had your hopes up for something else but I'm not at my "home base" so I make due with what I have around and the repressor is keeping me busy at the moment. I do have alot of infantry waiting around, and some more on different levels of conception (preparing for a campaing my group is in the process of starting up asap).

As soon as the semester starts again I'll have no more of these shoddy pictures and hopefully I'll be able to spread the love all over the army again :)

On topic again:
I added another bird design on the left side, decided not to do one at the rear. Did a marble (jasper) effect pattern along the roof extension and the turret. Hope you like it, input is welcome:





Time spent on this tank: 10 hours :shok:
 

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I'll most likely add another layer to the swirl with a mixture of blazing orange/bleached bone and later on topped with bleached bone, I'm still mostly doodling it in to get a good feel for it before I add depth to it.

Critique is still welcome
Looking good buddy, I like the extra definition now. I can Imagine that the tank would stand out on the gaming table.

Keep up the good work.

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Just read this from start to finish (slow day at work) and damn :shok: Thats some fine work, love the progretion through out, plus my max rep, and again amazing keep it up.
 

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Is that all?:shok: Christ man, that is unbelievable. It looks good enough to have taken at least a couple of days worth of work.
only 10 hours.. wow its looks sick, well done..
10 hours of painting, yes. The rebuilding of the tank after I got it from e-bay took me almost 5 days, however I had to wait for GS to cure and the paint to soften up for stripping - but still!

Looking good buddy, I like the extra definition now. I can Imagine that the tank would stand out on the gaming table.

Keep up the good work.
Hopefully you wont think I've ruined it now then :D

Just read this from start to finish (slow day at work) and damn :shok: Thats some fine work, love the progretion through out, plus my max rep, and again amazing keep it up.
Thank you for the kind words!

Here comes another "boring" repressor update, spent 4 more hours on it today, starting to see the end of the tunnel aswell as getting aggrevated for accidently wearing the paint of as I work on it. Need to finialize the paintjob so I can spend my time on weathering the armor.

Let us see if you see any differences from last time:




Time spent painting: 14 hours

One thing that did come out very shoddy was the stormbolter on the turret, I might have to give just the bolter a soak in green goo. It had been pretty abused by its previous owner and my paintjob got all messy trying to get it white. Will have to think about it.

Left to do:
Front Icon
Bare metal areas
Highlight all the red parts
Wash on rivets and plates
Lenses and spotlights
Battledamage & Weathering
 

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Dude, how the hell...It took me 9 hours to paint some dreadnought legs, and that's all simple highlighting. I am ashamed.

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Repressor finished, another 55 pts to the total!

Tanks this pretty shouldn't be used for war :p

It looks absolutely stunning from the top down, can't wait to see it finished.
Although these marines share your love for the arts they apparently do not share your thoughts on leaving them for display at the chapter armoury.

Also: Ask and you shall receive, the Repressor is "finished" after a total of 24 hours spent painting it.

Dude, how the hell...It took me 9 hours to paint some dreadnought legs, and that's all simple highlighting. I am ashamed.

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I guess I have learned something from my dabbling with watercolours :) It goes faster the more freehand I do, which is a great reward to keep going as well!

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Famous even amongst the Brethren of the Phoenix themselves this vehicle has since its induction into the chapter had a web of mystery over it. Initially a vehicle used by the Sisters of Battle this shrine and many others had to be abandoned during some of the most intense battles seen by the Sisterhood. The Birds of Paradise, nowadays the most elite of the Phoenix brethren, was then but a contingency of tactical and assault squads led by the chapters masterful tacticians, managed to reclaim the vehicles left behind, sadly many brethren had to give their lives for this to be accomplished. The Sisterhood while thankful in the more official manner fitted for the Inquisition also made sure these sacrifices did not go completely without reward. Given to the Master Forger of the Birds of Paradise company was this repressor, for the chapter to utilise as they see fit. Marked twice with the blessing of the Emperors aquila as well as the blessing of the Sanguinary Priests it was to become a beacon of light to all of the Brethren of the Phoenix. Since then it has been known to be a bringer of hope and an omen of victory wherever it travels. Because of this it has earned its name: The Auspice.



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The Birds on the side of this vehicle can be interpreted as Phoenixes or perhaps the Huma bird of Persian origin. They can represent the rebirth after ones life has come to its end. But also the bringer of an everlasting source of light, which is the key element in the battle against darkness within the human mind and the the flickering of the true belief (in the Emperor and the sacrifice that Sanguinus did).






The weathering is made from a drybrush base of Khemri Brown mixed with Devlan Mud wash drybrushed along the lower edges of the vehicle, The splatter was made from a mix of Grey Ash weathering powder from Forge World mixed with Water and Devlan Mud wash and splattered across the vehicle. A number of other techniques from the Imperial Armour: Masterclass Volume One was used as well.

I like the light colour of the weathering, think it suits well with the deeper red I have going. I also envision these guys doing alot of "desert" fighting in their sector, often stumbling upon ash planets of different types where mud and sand would have a lighter hue.

C&C welcome as always. :angel:
 
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