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Hi Guys, just using this thread as a way to chart my progress now I've got started with AdMech.
This is Forge World Selhurst
Got a couple of start collecting boxes and other bits, but so far this is what I've painted. Punch the Datasmith and his 2 Kastellan Charges, SAK-0 and SAK-40

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The models look good. The colors seem cloudy, like those of Night Lords with streaks of lightning painted on their armor. Did you intentionally paint weather patterns on the models, or is it due to the lighting?
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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It's my first attempt at edge highlighting. Think I might keep that to smaller models or small parts and go back to drybrushing large areas
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Got my first Dominus painted up last night. Designation HOD-950-N or Roy.

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Again, c&c welcome
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It's my first attempt at edge highlighting. Think I might keep that to smaller models or small parts and go back to drybrushing large areas


I wouldn't give up on edge highlights if I was you, is just make them a little subtler. So it looks like you painted blue, washed it, then highlighted lighter blue, so it's a big color jump. I would start by just highlighting the same shade of blue you started with because it will be lighter than the washed blue. Then very lightly hit some spots with the lighter blue. It will be a more gradual transition. You've got a good start here!
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Thanks for the tip!
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The Dominus looks good.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Edge highlighting is something you improve on quickly as you get more experience. Like Tyriks I usually use the colour I just washed as it's not too different, depending on how much wash you use. It also usually gets reserved for special character models and the like but it's something you can return to on models later so don't focus too much on it :tu:


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Thanks. I wanted this to be an army that pushes me to try new things and be a better painter. So I'm hoping to improve as I go.
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That's a great plan, I did the same for my Chaos army and it's worked nicely smile.png I'd still recommend focusing on getting models done for now, as putting them on the table is great motivation. It'll also give you a better idea as to what you may like to do/change/etc so you can return to the scheme and it can grow "organically" along with your skills thumbsup.gif

 

I think that's the most important part of improving, it's done in smaller steps so works best that way as well as being easier. Sort of building a foundation, if you will. It won't be long before you can visit the first page of your WIP here and see the improvement. You've got a great start here so keep at it - don't forget there's The Forge if you need more detailed painting advice. I'd recommend looking into magnetisation too especially for the larger kits as a great way to develop your hobby in a different direction if you fancy it.


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Have magnetised the robots and Dunecrawlers. Will probably magnetise the Kataphrons when I get some.
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Got the leg section for my Dunecrawler painted up last night. Will be doing the top section tonight.
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In other news, I used the Kastellans as shooty bots with my TPD for rerolls in a game against Custodes last week. They did not disappoint. And Wrath of Mars makes them absolutely lethal to custodes with the MW in addition. Possibly my new favourite tactic against the custard creams
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I like the silver color of your Onager.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Those legs are looking good so far!
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And it's all done

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The highlights on the blues look much better, more subtle but still very noticeable. I like them!
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Thanks. Went back to the base blue after washing, drybrushed that over, then watered down the Alaitoc blue to try and make it subtler.
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Well done, might be worth considering a few "extras" on the base since it's a large one? What's next on the list?


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That's what I'm thinking. Haven't glued it down yet. It feels like it's missing something. Might add a couple of barrels or bits of old tank trap I have in my bits box. Going to get some slate and gravel pieces for larger bases, so will give that a go on the other one I have to build.

Currently have 10 Skitarii from the same Starter Box that need making, so I think they're going to be next. Then I have another Starter Box and Sicarians to make up.
Probably make up all the Skitarii as 2x 5 vanguard and 2x 5 Rangers. Will make up the arc rifles and Plasma as vanguard and the Arquebi as rangers. The sicarians are going to be infiltrators with cattle prods.
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Nice work thus far!  Blue is a neat counterpoint to the standard red though I see you've kept a bit of that in with the "rusty" red-brown on the weapon casings, etc.  Make sure to get us an army pic so we can see it all together!  :)


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Got my first 5an vanguard unit done. Almost finished on the rangers
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Good job you're coming right along with those figures.


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Great looking minis mate and love the Crystal Palace references
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Great looking minis mate and love the Crystal Palace references


I had to. Probably one of the easier factions to do it with!
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You’ve just inspired me to do a Sheffield Wednesday colour scheme when I get forgebane lol
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