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LPC: In the name of the Emperor - Ravenwing


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So this is the start of my thread for the LPC, which I'm using to motivate me to finally finish my Ravenwing army.

Not much to say to begin with, except show you the models I intend to try (!) and finish for the LPC. Due to a maths fail on my part I actually only have 11 bikes, not 12, that I can enter for the LPC. However I do need to buy another Attack Bike so I'll be doing that to make up for my extra bike. Considering my usual painting speed I think I could be setting myself up for failure but we shall see... Anyway, this is what I'm starting with:

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Oh, and apologies for the pics not being great, the lighting in my painting room isn't great. One of the things I'm trying to get sorted soon is some better lighting.

Edited by Piousservant, 15 January 2012 - 10:35 PM.


"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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12 bikes eh? Better you than me!

But good luck with your vow brother, don't let us down! Complete them all to a bad standard if needs must just complete them all! :D

Oh and, for it's purpose, the lighting is pretty much spot on, and certainly nothing that can't be fixed in photoshop if you're really not satisfied with how they came out

Edited by Tengo, 15 January 2012 - 11:52 PM.


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Thanks brother!

It's taken a little bit longer than intended to update this, but I've pretty much finished 1 bike! (At this rate, I should be done by Christmas!!) Just the base to do really. I have started on a few others and have got them all based now so it's not all bad news. Oh and a shout out to Company Veteran, whose advice on painting the bike wings was very helpful.

I've also got a free weekend for once, so I intend to pick up the pace, the plan is to at least finish the three bikes I'm part way through painting and maybe start on some more. Anyway, here's some pictures of my progress:

The (almost) finished bike:

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The others:

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All together:

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You can see the horde of bikes yet to be done in the background :)


One question for you guys, the red on the bolters looks really bright in the photos - I didn't think it looked too bad in the flesh (so to speak), but I'm now wondering whether to put a bit of a wash over them to tone it down a bit? What do you think?

Edited by Piousservant, 25 January 2012 - 09:42 PM.


"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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Good start brother - looks solid so far! I really like the sergeant with the power maul seconds before impact with a heretic's head!!! :)

Red looks fine to me. Leave it as is. If you go for red casings you might as well make them stand out a bit -and since they look proper in real life, just leave them!

Looks terrific overall - keep the pace!

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I think you jinxed me Semper!! I've kept the same pace, about that of a snail! ;) At this rate, I might be finished in time for the end of the next LPC!


Actually, I've made a few steps forward, just been rubbish at updating the thread here. I've finished the first four bikers and made a good start at the next four over the weekend so things are moving on. I'm still doubtful but Anyway, finally here are some pictures of the finished (yay!) bikes:

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And these are the guys currently in progress, showing how messy my painting is...


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"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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I think they're looking pretty ace. I like the way the bike is leaning 'into the hit' as it were, on the Sergeant. Great stuff.

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Hey they look great! It seems to be that you are at least 40% there! I'm confident you'll make on time - no prob! Have you bought the missing bike?

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Thanks guys!

No, I've not picked the extra bike up yet, thanks for reminding me - would not be good news if I forgot to get it!!

"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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*brushes cobwebs from thread*

Well, I've certainly failed at keeping this updated...

However, you may be pleased to hear that I've failed slightly less at getting on with my vow. I've finished the batch of bikes pictured above now and I've finally bought the last attack bike I needed. So 3 normal bikes and an attack bike to go! Unfortunately my internet connection is currently incredibly sloooow which makes uploading the pictures from my camera a painful process



Since a picture of an attack bike box would be a bit boring, I thought I'd show it in the background of my whole Ravenwing army (including bits not in the vow):

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So this is what I have left to complete, over this weekend hopefully:

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And these are the guys I've just finished, put in the correct squads:


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(A shaky camera moment which I thought actually turned out looking like the bikes were speeding, so thought I'd share it with you guys too :))

"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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Your bikes look great Brother Piousservant. Twelve bikes is quite the vow to make, glad to see you're nearing completion. And that action photo of the bikes "speeding" looks great, almost like you planned it!

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yeehaa, great work P', we're all hoping you get finished in time.
They look great too, RW for the Win.

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Piousservant:

Excellent work, brother. I can't wait to see the entire army fully painted, and a '2012 vow complete' in your signature. Bikes certainly aren't the friendliest of models with which to work. I am doing the same thing myself, but failed to sign up for the LPC in time. (Hopefully, Captain Semper doesn't mistake me for an Unforgiven)

I plan on using the pose of your biker with the melta gun pointing straight up towards the sky. Thanks for the inspiration! Also, your red is fine as is.

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Hey Piusservant, well done so far! you have the bulk of the force ready and only three bikes left! I think doable to complete this weekend. Congrats for your progress so far! The shaky picture is very cool! :lol:

So with only 3 bikes left to do I'll update your status to 75%. If you think this is inaccurate, let me know and I'll change it to whateve you think is fair.

I have a good feeling about this...

@ FynilCut: Not an Unforgiven eh? Ok, please report to your closest Interrogator Chaplain, don't worry, everything will be fine. I promise. :)

Edited by Captain Semper, 22 March 2012 - 06:52 AM.


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Nice work, Pious, keep it up!
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Thanks guys! I'm still not quite done, didn't get as much time over the weekend as I had planned but I'm almost there! Will post some pics of my current progress on the final few bikes when I get home tonight (promise!). Hopefully I can get them finished before COP Friday...


@ FC - Thanks, that's my favourite dude too, I wish I'd done that pose earlier as I'd have done a few more of them like it.

"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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Well, pics of what I accomplished over the weekend, as promised. Not very much at all, however I've grabbed the paint brush every spare minute I've had the last few days and I am now basically finished, just a little bit more to do on the attack bike and I am done! So though it is going to be right down the wire, I think I shall have completed my vow by tomorrow evening.


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An attack bike, yay.

"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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Good news Piusservant! To me, your vow is a task of titanic proportions! Keep up and get it done!

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For the Lion and the Emperor!

Phew! Done, I should be packing as I'm off for the weekend but I've just got enough time to get these pictures up, my vow is now complete.

So here is the final squad and attack bike completed:

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And here is the entire vow completed, together:


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Ravenwing, attack, attack, ATTACK!!

"Here lies a toppled God,
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one."
-Tleilaxu Epigram,
Dune, Frank Herbert



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Awesome stuff Piousservant!!! You managed what is effectively a RW army in less than 3 months!!! :)

Great quality and I love the slight angles you've given the bikes! Combined with the "shaken" pic is a win combo from heaven! hahahaha!!! Enjoy your weekend - well deserved mate.

Oh, before you go, grab your "Vow Complete" banner - unless you want to wait until Monday! ;)

Edited by Captain Semper, 30 March 2012 - 04:40 PM.


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Nice looking Ravenwing there - and LPC too!

Great work.

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Well done and congratulations on your LPC victory, Piousservant! May your next games with them result in conquest.

If you have the time, I'd enjoy seeing an updated photo of the entire army in all its colorful glory.

FC