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PostSubject: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Fri Mar 30 2018, 17:06

Hello fellow archons.

With the announcement oft the new codex I guessed it’s the right time to start a new army or rather repaint my existing force. The main goal is a completely painted army, at best in a consistent look Razz While time passed in 7th I changed my colour schemes twice but I’m still unhappy with the current scheme (Kabal oft he Black Heart).

As a quiet observer in this forum a collected a huge amount of inspiration from the other plogs here. Some of you may recognize some models I  showed at Dakkdakka (SoaJ). These will be repainted once i figured out the final colour scheme incl. style of bases. The main colour of the new (and hopefully last) scheme will be a metallic dark green/turquoise.




For test purposes I stripped my Incubi and repainted them. They are more colourful than intended but I’m pleased with it because they are elite. Lower models will get a paler/colder scheme.

For the bases I thought of black marble or something like that. I imagine my Dark Elda rare invading an imperial palace or so but I need to test it. But maybe some 'outdoor' base works still better…

That’s it for the beginning. Feel free to comment and criticize Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Fri Mar 30 2018, 18:06

I like it. The glow on the klaives is pretty cool.

Speaking of which - where did the klaives come from on the bottom two? I don't recognize those.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Fri Mar 30 2018, 20:01

The bottom two klaives I believe are from the woof elf rangers, if I had to guess...

Anyway, about the incubi...I think they're gorgeous, really, the color contrast makes them super interesting and I think the best part is how they are painted it should be easy to tell that they are striking even from a distance. Good, clean, incredibly solid.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sun Apr 01 2018, 15:58

Hey,
thank you for the kind words. Korazell is right about the bottom klaives. The models were once called wild wood rangers, don't know the current name Razz These incubi were some kind of an adventure to build. I got them boxed as new, metal models, but when I opend them first one klaive was missing. Instead there was the impaler of Lelith Hesparex inside... Luckily a friend of mine gave me the rest of his fincast incubi. Most of them were exploitet for conversions but the missing klaive was untouched,  Smile Now I got one metal and one finecast klaive for the bottom two. Long story short both broke off, no finecast bitz left and then I found the swords shown on the picture. At least they are not that fragile anymore.

Some words about the painting. I wanted a cool scheme which isn't that common but easy to paint. Basicly its a silver base colour followed by a blue and a green wash, all done with airbrush. The paints I used are more unusal, some may say heretic: GWs Drakenhof Nightshade and Coelia Greenshade. By the way the klaives were airbrushed with Nihilak Oxide.

Meanwhile the incubi are finished and I had to solve my basing problem. Black or green marble (or something completely different)? Therefore I painted a few bases and these are the two best results:

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I like both and each got its benefits. The green one looks warmer but there's a lot of green. Don't know if that could work with e.g. kabalites which will be less colourful. The balck one enhances the contrast, especially the klaives pop out some more. But the model looks a lot colder. I would like to here some opinions to that Smile Oh, and I will put them on 32mm bases. The old 25mm are just too small...

Because I suffer from (hobby) procrastination I began painting new miniatures before the first were completely done Wink Here's a little teaser what will come next Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sun Apr 01 2018, 16:18

is that the OG warp beast? It looks so cool

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sun Apr 01 2018, 20:03

They look amazing!
I like the black marble a bit better but they are both great Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Mon Apr 02 2018, 22:16

Both are great, confirmed!


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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Fri Apr 13 2018, 20:35

Heyho,
thank you for the responds. I did some kind of survey about the base question and the result was clear (~60% for green marble). But that result didn't help me anyhow. The bases would be to flat and to uniform, plus for e.g. flyers it would be a bit illogical... That's why I skipped the idea and put my incubi on some rocky bases I had left. With some rust pigments I wanted to create a strong contrast to the models. It is not that innovative but it works Smile



With that, the first five models are finished.

@RedRegicide: These are the barghest models by puppetswar. I love them Very Happy They're a good and cheaper alternative for khymaeras.
The khymaeras are more or less done. Again just the bases are missing xD Pictures will follow.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Fri Apr 13 2018, 21:04

O man those are some sweet, sweet looking incubi, makes me wish I had some. How did you get that nice glow on their klaives?

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Fri Apr 13 2018, 21:21

I'd imagine it's white base coated with some light washing of oxide?

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sat Apr 14 2018, 10:13

Those do look fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sun Apr 22 2018, 21:18

Hey, thank you guys Smile

@Lord Asvaldir: Korazell is right. Basecoat of white grey and then Nihilakh Oxide applied with airbrush. Highlights with white grey again and white. I think it makes a difference wether you wash or airbrush the oxide. Through airbrush it appears somehow glowing Smile

The Khymerae are finished. The paintjob was simple and done in about a hour or two. What took so long were the bases again. Painted and repainted them until I finally found a recipe for the bases.

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The next models on the table will be some Kabalites:


C&C welcome Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sat May 05 2018, 22:07

Hey,
after I made some little progress on the kabalites I spontaneously picked up two old venoms and repainted them. The paintjob for both took about as much time as it would take me to paint a single kabalite...




Maybe I should paint infantry in smaller blocks to keep me motivated painting them... xD

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sat May 05 2018, 22:17

Those Venoms look absolutely incredible! Are they airbrushed?
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sat May 05 2018, 23:46

Oh my my! The venoms! That crisp finish is stunning!

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Thu May 10 2018, 20:59

Hi, thanks to you Very Happy

yes, they are mostly airbrushed. First a metallic base coat and then blue and green washes. Applied by paintbrush the result wouldn't be that flat.

I reduced the kabalites on my painting table down to 5 but while I was painting them I accidently finished my archon xD It's a small conversion I made last year and stripped him to repaint him. He's my favorite archon conversion (there are another three archons, which will be repaint somday).



He doesn't need weapons to kill anyone Wink

In case I'll be unable to fnish these kabalites, there's another model waiting in line Smile The base is already finished...


Hope you like it, C&C as always welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Thu May 10 2018, 21:20

That archon looks pretty good. Who needs blast pistols when you've got three Ravagers nearby doing all the shooting? The Incubi are neat too.

One thing I'd suggest is to do a very thin highlight on the upper edges of the armour to really make it pop. In my experience, airbrush alone doesn't work as well as airbrush with a few magic touches from a brush.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Thu May 10 2018, 22:02

Hey Siticus, thanks for the advice! When I tested the color scheme I had a step where I did some edgehighlighting before the final layer of wash. But the result wasn't that good so I skipped that step. I see your point and you're right, the armour looks a bit flat... I guess I have to do some testing again xD

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Sat May 19 2018, 08:39

Hello fellow archons,

still there is now progress in painting the 5 kabalites... As expected I was able to finish the RJF xD Stille without edgehighlighting but I guess I keep it that way, except I find a way/colour to add them to the already painted models.
Also I tried do do some tribals with selfmade stencils. Well I should have taken not the cheapest adhesive tape but the mistakes are not that visible on arm's length. All in all I like the result but the colours of tribals and canopy.





Let me know what you think Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Fri Jun 22 2018, 15:22

Well, after more than a month I got something new to show you. Decided, to make a "low cost" Reaper conversion out of a Raider kit. The Raider was already build an partly painted in an old scheme.




The sail is made of plastic card and wasn't as much difficult as I thought. The gun and the engine were made of a Wraithknights wraithcannon. So I can go for a second Reaper if I get the next Raider kit Smile Everything is magnetized so I can switch between both. I decided to use the Raider kit over the Ravager because of stability issues with the sponsons of the Ravager.

Hope you like it, can't wait to paint it. As it turns out, the sail is smaller than the regular model and the gun might be shorter too. But that's not that big of a deal since I don't play on tournaments Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Tue Jun 26 2018, 18:47

I really like the reaper conversion. I may end up building some sails out of Plasticard to replace the sails that came with FW’s kit.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of the evil space elves (proper name will follow)   Tue Jul 31 2018, 16:05

Wow, forgot to post my progress all the time... And there was some in July^^

First of all there is my reaper conversion. I wanted to try something new and added some lightnings on the weapon. The result was better than expected and I started to add a freehand rune on the sail since there are no decals big enough Smile

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Also I managed to paint the incredable amount of 10(!) kabalites just in 2,5 months!


A second archon (again without any weapons xD):


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And two ravagers are also done. Again I practiced some freehands/lightnings.

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Group shot of my kabal stuff so far:


Of course more kabalites are planned but first I want to finish a small wych cult detatchment Smile

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