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Skidion

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Trying to get back in the hobby, Call of Chaos is a good way.
Will be updated later on for CoC MKIV, since I haven't actually started even stripping the raptors. I'm planning on trying to make each model at least slightly individual, so these squads will be smallish.

My pledge:
one squad of raptors
one squad of chaos marines
one chaos spawn

edit:
a marine I painted a couple months ago, to illustrate the color scheme. This isn't actually part of my pledge.
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May, Update 1

Raptors:
I've had these for a long time, and as you can tell by the before picture they were in awful need of stripping and repainting:

before simple green:
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after simple green, and with a spawn mock up:
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Chaos Marines:
still on sprue. :cuss

Spawn:
in the idea phase, as seen by the group photo

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Skidion

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May, Update 2
I haven't gotten too much done in the past two weeks due to finals and whatnot, but here's my meager progress:

CSM:
Ready to paint, after some work on the horns:
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A head I sculpted, will be the icon bearer or champion's. The body is an old one, but fits one of my thoughts for the bearer's pose:
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I should just assemble the rest normally and get to painting, but I feel like each one should at least have something individual about it. :)

Raptors:
ran into some problems pinning them, mainly that the pin vice won't drill into them past a couple millimeters... But I won't be doing any major conversions on them, maybe some slight additions, but that's all.

Spawn:
Given the crappiness of spawn in the game, and the non-crappiness of the spawn models: I am going to be using the spawn model for something that both looks cool and won't suck if I ever decide to play. So instead of using the model, I started on this today:
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Looking good,
I am impressed with how smooth the Greenstuff work is.
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Skidion

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@Nihm: Thanks: it's pretty simple really, if you're just sculpting additions onto the plastic. Pretty much the whole "rubbing your finger over it makes it smooth" thing, but also spreading it extremely thin at the edge. So it melds into the surrounding plastic and whatnot.

Probably not enough to justify an update, but I've got a question on the spawn.

Raptors:
Taking a while, but they're gradually coming together. Not sure about basing though, since only two are still attached to their flames.

CSM:
No more modeling progress, but I did get the flat armor sections fairly done on this guy:
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Spawn:
Made a bunch of progress, two tentacles more or less done (the thick ones) and four more to do (the thin ones). A mockup with the shoulder pads, head, and weird talon thing stuck on:
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Anyways, the question:
Do you think smooth tentacles would look better than my current attempts at texturing (just the thick ones, the thins are armatures)?

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I think it looks good, but you should use a different head, with your sculpting skills you could come up with something better.
Also could we have a side shot of this guys head, it looks pretty cool from the front.
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June, Update 1

@ Gunthar: Yeah, I might try to do that. I don't know how it'll turn out, but I agree that the posted head probably isn't the best choice for the spawn. As for a side shot:
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As for my progress:
Took a several week hiatus from it, but got started up again yesterday.

Raptors: Finally got down to basing three of them and priming. Also made a lot of progress painting one of those three.
Group:
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Painting wip:
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CSM:
No significant progress, but did get metals done on the previously posted wip.

Spawn:
got a tentacle bulked out, but haven't felt like sculpting/modelling, so no progress on potential heads or anything else. Of the ideas bouncing around in my mind, I think I might try to sculpt/modify a head so the spawn is sort of screaming, but with a bunch of tiny tentacle things bursting from his mouth.

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lord gunthar

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I really like that head !!
Wish I had one ...

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July Update 1.
Well, I think at this point with work and upcoming vacation, it is nigh impossible for me to finish, but I will try my best.
Made some great progress on the spawn, and it is now in painting stage:
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Unfortunately, the thing seems to be impossible to photograph, so the pictures aren't the best, and lack the nuances of color or whatever.

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thats the ruinous powers for ya, messing up cameras and whatnot :lol:

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