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AridMonk's WIP Log - Deathwing 18/1/13


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Hiya folks! Been lurking on here for a wee while now, but thought it was high time I got back into the hobby, and I'm back with a vengeance.

So, after seeing some of the amazing Red Scorpion pieces (Severin Loth! Posted Image) I went on a splurge and bought this lot:

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That is :
2x Red Scorpion Shoulder Pads
1x Red Scorpion Terminator Pads
1x Brass Etch Red Scorpion
1x Red Scorpions Symbols
1x Mk3 Iron Armour (soooo cool)
1x Red Scorpions Veterans Upgrade Pack
1x Red Scorpions Vanguard Veterans
1x Sm Battleforce
And 2 (yes 2) Severin Loth and retinue

I also went back to GW and along with paints etc, picked up the new SW codex, which is really rather nice, and will base these guys around that.

Theory goes that these guys are from a clan based world much like the Space Wolves are, and as such use a similar force organisation etc etc, but I'll post a fluff thread in the other forum when I can get all my thoughts and theories all typed out.

So, this purpose of this thread is to actually keep me motivated enough to see this through to its end- I've decided I want 2 full companies of White Scorpions.

Eek.

Started work on some of the characters, but only really have the Chaplain up to any reasonable state:

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Picture of his Crozius handle, tried to green stuff a long purity seal/scripture round the handle:

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Painted up a scout as a colour test, pretty pleased with how he came out, but feel free to c+c him and I'll work it into future mini's.

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aaand one with a flash in case it makes a difference.

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Edited by AridMonk, 18 January 2013 - 09:22 AM.


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Looks very nice so far, love the Chaplain! Looking very nice. Your scout is very well painted. Can't wait for more pics!!!!!!!!
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Seconded. The chaplain looks legit. Is it just an old normal skull for his helmet?

I think the beardy head looks a bit big almost for the Scout body but that might be because of all the hair.

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The Chaplain looks very good. I would not want to be on the receaving end of that crozius. The paint scheme looks good as well. Nothing to fancy, but a lot of room for extra detaliing and new colours to break it off. The painting is great also.

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This looks awesome. I'm loving that chaplain. I'd love to know where that skull helm came from. IT would be handy for one of my special characters.

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Lookin' good!
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All of my paints are in storage 😔

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The helmet is actually from the old vampire counts zombie(?) kit, its one of the standard bearers pole icons :)

The crozius is the Chaos Warriors curved mace with two aquilas off of the Imperial guard sprue, stuck together, cut in half and then stuck on the sides.

Doing the Scorpion Guard today, as well as a test for the Long Fangs (Stinger Squads) and Skyclaws (Oath Breakers - Will explain this in fluff I'll post), stay tuned!

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Progress has been slow, but getting back into the swing of things now!

Came up with some ideas for my Oath Breaker squad which will accompany the Chaplain (keeper of oaths), basically these guys have been deemed to have sinned or failed in their duty, and are busted back to a low level footslogger, and are assigned to the front lines in the most dangerous squad until the chaplain decrees them to have redeemed themselves in the eyes of the Emperor, or die in battle, whatever comes first. They are whipped up into a religious fury by their Keeper and will throw themselves at the enemy (which covers the headstrong and beserk charge rules quite nicely i thought :) ) They will count as Skyclaws on the table.

With this in mind I made up a test model, using a Chaos warrior helmet and a supposed-to-be-simple-turned-out-to-be-complex leg reposition. Want the whole squad to look like fanatics, throwing themselves at the enemy.

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Also made up a Devastator, always thought these dudes looked far too puny, so using the FW Mk3 Armours to bulk them up and make them look like really really heavy weapon troops.

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The helmet is an idea shamelessly pinched from Lamenter, and I think it works really well.

Couple of weeks after I decided to do some work on a tactical squad, get some practice on for doing other (cooler) squads, and so knocked this Joe-Nobody up, equipped him with a phobos pattern bolter:

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Then I started feeling adventurous, and with the sarge, decided to sculpt some custom leg greaves for him, and kit him out with a FW Vet head and the Bionic Arm which is magnetised in case I wanna swap it:

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Aaaand then I got over-confident, and for the Honour Bearer (counts as wolf standard, each squad will have one with its own personal heraldry etc in flowing script and with battlefield tokens), and did a leg reposition, weapon swap, fancy rock base and am mid-way through sculpting the pennant part of the banner:

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And so now I look at the sarge and Joe-Nobody and think "Well they suck". May go back and re-do, but probably won't, due to resin being a pain in the ass to remove when its glued.

So, C+C purdy pleez

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I'm loving your custom work! Great sculpting, everything looks fantastic.... except for the rivets on the chaplain. IMO they are too large, and several of them are lopsided. Everything else is incredible.

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Just love the Chaplains head and pose......

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@ Ferro: Yup those rivets are on my to do list, if anyone's got any tips on how to do those style of rivets using thin plasticard rods could you please advise? I've tried using Grandt line rivets but they just dont look right :/

Thank you for your kind words though Ferro, your Red Scorps are also looking very good :rolleyes:

Edited by AridMonk, 27 April 2011 - 03:28 PM.


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Well, you're certainly off to a good start mate...everything is looking real good so far.
As for the Chaplain - good choice of parts, especially the torso...I've had that piece in mind for the exact same function for a while now ;)

Since you've bought 2(!) Sevrin Loth packs, I've been wondering does the squad actually come with plastic legs, arms etc. as it's described on the FW website?

Keep it up, can't wait to see those lovely MK3s assembled...gotta get those asap! :rolleyes:

edit: Just saw your question regarding rivets...I do mine using so called "micro-beads", which are used as decoration for acrylic nails and usually come in just the right size. And they're cheap as hell too...might wanna try those out :)

Edited by ozris, 27 April 2011 - 03:31 PM.

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It comes with the full command squad box, I was more than a little surprised (and very very pleased) when I got it. Its a very good deal, and the resin parts are ace, particularly love the chest pieces (and Loth himself, obviously).

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Although it's something I don't usually like - the mismatching armour marks on your Sergeant are quite good. I'm glad to see you've taken steps to make it look customised. Reminds me of Tyranid Vets. :rolleyes:
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Did some work on Loth today, for the Painting competition over on the Relicnews forums, and I decided I hate painting blue.

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Whaddya think?

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Did some work on Loth today, for the Painting competition over on the Relicnews forums, and I decided I hate painting blue.

Whaddya think?


Looks pretty good at the moment. I very much like the blue you've done. Keep plugging at it, brother! :)
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So envious of you and your enormous amounts of Forgeworld epic-ness. Some day soon I shall delve into the money pit that is Forgeworld! Until that day I say, cant wait to see more!

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Okay, blue is finished, next up, my favourite colours, white and red and bone :)

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Looking to finish most of him today, off to Africa again on wednesday so need him done before then!!

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Okay, so here he is now (took him into work to do some more on him). I'm bloody determined to get him finished in time for the competition, entered about 12 and not finished one yet!!

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Tried a new (for me) technique on the force weapon, what do you guys think?

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Let me know what you think please :D

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Loving the force weapon, wish I'd gone for something a bit more exciting on mine! The eye glow is really nice too, strong enough to be noticeable, subtle enough to not be overpowering. The white on his right knee is a bit ropey though, I assume it's PiP?
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Lovely :D

Wasn't expecting his eyes to be yellow, though. But the yellow OSL is good - kudos. :(
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@BBJ - Thanks, your loth is also ace, i have been looking at it for some inspiration for mine. The white looks a LOT better in person, stupid iPhone washed the hell out of that :/ May go over it with a badab wash and redo the highlights.

@Olisredan - Thanks, the OSL on the eyes is actually green, its very very very thin scorpion green over the white kinda gives it a yellowy look. Again, it looks better in person.

Stupid iPhone *mutters something about Steve Jobs*

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haha, I feel your pain with the iPhone camera! I keep telling myself I need to buy something better, even if it's just a crappy compact camera it's got to be better surely?! I find that lighting and a suitable single colour background help LOADS, as do the auto white balance and auto levels features in photoshop. The latest photos of my honour guard dudes kinda bear this out, the white background and a couple of light sources really helped me get a better image.
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So its 2.30 in the morning and I've decided I'm finally happy with his robes and scrolls.

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Particularly pleased with the text and script on the book and parchments, never thought to use red before but it definately offers something a bit different to him :)

To do tomorrow - Book Leather, Pistol Holster and Handle, fix that bit on the bottom of his robes I've just spotted :D, Axe grip, Any non metallic cables, matt varnish, then metals, shoulderpads. Base can wait til wednesday.

Really happy with my progress so far, feels like for once I am giving a model the attention it deserves! :)

Of course, C+C very much appreciated.

@BBJ: Yeah I usually do mess around in PS, may have to do some manual mess arounds and maybe set up a lightbox affair.

Or buy a decent camera.... ;)

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