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Phoenix Knights - Expeditionary Force (1st & 2nd Cie)

DIY Deathwatch Imperial Fists WIP

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My only suggestions are that you paint more of them!

Great work.


On a slightly more serious note, the only thing that stands out for me are the Teal purity seals, i think it could have been a good chance to add a splash of colour when they have Teal eyes, symbols, adornments, patterns etc...

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Very cool! Definitely one of my favourite DIY chapters around at the moment, loving the colour scheme.

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My total fave so far. Heaps of action and really nice subtle styling, love the OSL.

Superb looking force you have sir, kudos!

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Wow, this thread has come along. The sternguard I particularly like.
I may be about to ruin your chapter name but it just hit me, Phoenix Knights.......you have to call your Captain Brian Potter.

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Not my kind of references^^ <_< Isn't Potter more linked to griffin than to phoenix ? Anyway (will ask my son^^)

Btw, I use the same Umbra ferrox FW bolters as your Lamenters, they're great (except I change them to combi-melta).

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It was a reference to Peter Kay's character in Phoenix Nights. Nothing to do with wizards.

Do love the FW bolters. Your conversion for combis is very clean. I didn't realise at first.

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not harry potter lol

pheonix nights was a tv show with peter kay in it.

the 2 worst sergeants should be called max and paddy <_<

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sorry guys, completely missed it ! /facepalm.
That tv show doesn't exist here in France so ... Yes I know the wizard boy's firstname is Harry but hey, could have been his uncle ...

I shoulg go back painting

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The SG is really nice, fantastic conversion! The only thing I'd say as constructive criticism is that the green is a little overpowering, especially on the band of colour across the knee pads, cloth, seal and gem; I think I'd leave one of the pads in yellow, or maybe the cloth in plain black? Not to say I don't love the green, cos I do, it's gorgeous, but I think it works best as it is on the regular Marines, a sparsely used accent colour.

Still beautiful though. :evil:

Edited by Strike Captain Lysimachus, 18 July 2011 - 09:03 AM.


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:D These are amazing! So well painted and converted! They're just...plain....awesome!
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Thanks Alaitoc :)

The second veteran knight of my sternguards is finished. This old battle brother was both awarded the Imperial laurel and the Iron skull through his long and glorious life as a Phoenix Knight.

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The pose is a bit common (= static), but I like how he looks like shooting the alien scum :FA: I used a little less teal for this one, following your advices (thank you for contributing !). I like how they sculpted a phoenix (ok, raven...) on those bolters, they're so great when painted.
For the shield, this time I used a GK one, and painted it with a slightly different scheme from his battle brother, to give each one of the sternguard a specific heraldry. Knights and veterans !

A shoot with his (only...) mate :

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The colors you achieved on these fellas are downright electiric! Beautiful, I'd love to see what a vehicle would look like this vivid *hint hint*. Looking forward to more, man!

Edited by 1000heathens, 24 July 2011 - 02:54 PM.

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These are fabulous, brother. Love the paintwork, keep it up. :tu:
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These are so cool. Well done army. The colors are great together. I paint quite a bit of yellow and I really like yours. It is smooth and bright and well executed. The posing is well done. I wonder what some color would look like on those backpacks. Great army and I look forward to seeing more.
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<_< the colours are just that...well done fella
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"going up against Stealers with lightning claws marks you as borderline psycho in any case...."

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Thanks for all the kind comments.

The third sternguard will be a bit longuer to finish, due to an additional detail :

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just a teaser to stay tuned :cuss
Any comment or suggestion before I begin the painting process ?

Edited by One-eye, 29 July 2011 - 01:39 PM.


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WOW..... i think have the back of the banner like a bone white, and then the front your yellow and have the eagale black with the flame that gorgeous blue/turquise you have....thats my input
"My brothers we have been sorely wounded and brought to our knees, but i ask you to rise from the ashes of despair, by flamer we'll burn, by bolter we'll purge and by blade we'll cut out the heart of the greenskin body, Brothers rise, for you are sons of Dorn, for we the Crimson fists and we shall never fail" - Pedro Kantor

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Really stunning colour scheme, the vets look particularly good.

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WOW..... i think have the back of the banner like a bone white, and then the front your yellow and have the eagale black with the flame that gorgeous blue/turquise you have....thats my input


I like your proposal, but the only thing I have a slight problem with is that the phoenix will be black and not yellow (firish...) The thing is, if I paint it yellow it won't be possible to paint the sun and rays in that color... Well, maybe I should make a few photoshop tries.
Thanks for the input !

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Second SG is beautiful and the banner kit bash is pure genius.

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The only thing I would recommend is toning down the OSL on the eyes just a bit. You have surfaces that wouldn't actually be reflecting light colored blue, such as the underside of the grill on the first marine. Of course, if you are happy with it, it is lovely painting. :)

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You're probably right on that Brother-Captain Sharp. It's my first try at OSL, and I overdone it a bit. I will try to make it more subtle in the future.
Thanks for the input !

@ Lysimachus : :huh:

Edited by One-eye, 01 August 2011 - 05:41 PM.


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WOW..... i think have the back of the banner like a bone white, and then the front your yellow and have the eagale black with the flame that gorgeous blue/turquise you have....thats my input


I like your proposal, but the only thing I have a slight problem with is that the phoenix will be black and not yellow (firish...) The thing is, if I paint it yellow it won't be possible to paint the sun and rays in that color... Well, maybe I should make a few photoshop tries.
Thanks for the input !


No problem and I see your dilemma, try the yellow front, black Pheonix and blue flame on photoshop :-D
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Fantastic looking standard... I rarely see backbanners or standards that look worthwhile in marine forces, but this is looking like it's going to be one of the few exceptions. Any idea what colour/s you'll be using for your detailing?
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really awesome work. The including teal in the paintscheme is sort of whacky but you pull it off so well, making it irresistably awesome. Great OSL eyes, too!. I'll definately be checking this regularly :)
 
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