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My local GW store has recently started a 'tale of gamers' style marketing stunt (in that they're challenging people to buy and then paint loads of their products) which I have fallen for hook line and sinker. It's a fairly standard affair, 500pts per month of a 40k army of your choosing, games to be played in store at the requisite amount of points for that month, etc. Initially I was going to be a bit of a wimp and do an all wolfguard terminator army, since even I can paint 25 models in 4 months. But then I went to the forgeworld site and saw the new Sevrin Loth mini and changed my mind entirely, so I've now tied myself into painting 2000pts of Red Scorpions over 4 months worth of weekends. Oh dear.

So far I've managed to complete a Razorback and a Tactical Squad, but the first 500pts must be FOC legal, so I need an HQ and another troops choice. Here's the progress on the HQ so far:

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Will post photos of the Razorback and Tactical Squad as soon as the light is better.

Q&A on the librarian very much appreciated, I know it's just a coat of blue so far, but it's taken me 2 hours....

Edited by blackbabyjesus, 08 March 2012 - 10:43 PM.

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Looks a tad dark right now and needs some highlights of UM blue tone lighten the color of the armour up. But over all great start on him.....and I am jealous cause I want just him not the rest of the figures he comes with!

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Nice red scorpions another brother to the red scorpion army . Come take a look at my topics theres loads of red scorpions there .

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Some really nice scorpions in that thread Crazy Eight, though quite a lot of the pictures are broken -_-

So, he's getting a little more complete, still a long old way to go though.

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heres a link to my red scorpions pics red scopions pics

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That blue colour is amazing. Very nicely done, Sir. The rest of the model is also painted really well, just especially the blue ^_^
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Did a little more to the librarian last night, managed to get some metallics onto him. Normally I save metallic paints til last to avoid possible cross contamination with non metallic paints, but since this is just one figure and I'm not touching it I think I should be safe.


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Shoulderpads (now complete):
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Getting halfway decent photos of the really small parts with my iPhone camera was a real challenge, think I need to get something with a proper macro function and make myself a little photobooth type job.

As always, suggestions and criticism welcome
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double post! Crazy eight, those are some trule epic red scorpions, I can only hope mine turn out half as good.
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Now that is one nice shade of blue! I am itching to get my hands on that Loth model.

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love the loth model and you do it proud with that painting

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That model is really sweet! The model is cool, and you are doing it justice! I'll be really interested in seeing your progress. I am working on a similar project, although it's just because I wanna get some decent games in now that I have some free time. Anywho, great looking work, keep it up.
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nice..:verymad:
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He's finished! Woo!

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Just 5 tactical marines to do and my first 500 points are done. Go me.

I think I'll probably keep this thread going as a project log of sorts if I can, depends if I remember to take WIP photos of any of the other models.

Comments/Criticism etc still welcome, I've not varnished it yet so changes can still be made!
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when taking pics, try not using a flash from the camera and/or set up more natural lighting. hell even taking pics of them in the day would do wonders. the blue looks excellent but the white (evident in the helm) looks kinda splotchy? the "snow" looks really fuzzy too, might want to dust some white elsewhere to help it blend in with the rest of the base and his legs. at the moment the "hairs" of the white flock are really bringing an otherwise excellent model down.
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Yeah, I think most of the problem there was me taking the photo with an iPhone camera (no flash) using just an anglepoise lamp for lighting, the white definitely ins't blotchy, I think the white balance feature in GIMP may have just messed with it a little. Will try and get some daylight shots when/if it stops raining today.

The snow will be fixed when I varnish the model, purity seal tends to make it all stick together and form more of a lump than a tuft.

Edited by blackbabyjesus, 24 October 2010 - 10:50 AM.

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Awesome Librarian :) !!!!

Could you maybe put up some pics of the other 500 Pts
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Very very nice. I cant figure out how you people get you extreme highlights so neat. Like at his chest, that is very nice. Mine come out all large and not so good looking :)

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He looks good - I'm currently painting my own Sevrin Loth for my Blood Ravens, and he is a tough model to get done, so well done!

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Awsome work, but I mostly like to shoulder pads, and I don't think that the Iphone is doing it any justice.

Camera phones never do.

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any chance of a pic of the other 500 points? :huh:
coming soon; 1k sisters of battle!...(on hold till GW do plastic SOB)

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Will see what I can do this weekend, weather permitting!
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Pic heavy update! Apologies again for photo quality, still haven't managed to get my hands on a half decent camera. Though the lighting this time is much better, so the colours are slightly closer to how they really are. Still a little washed out and low contrast (the grey is highlighted, I promise!).

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Fantastic painted models so far, keep up the good work :) .

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very nice! :)
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Ahh the las-twinplas razorback, a classic. Nice anc lean paintjobs, all loots very good.

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