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Striking Scorpions & Howling Banshees Commission Update #3 – 10 Scorpions  May 12, 2022

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I forgot to take pictures of these when I finished the first half. Then I finished another 5 and it became 10 minis. I will be switching to Harlequins from here for a bit.

Para Bellum Conquest: Hundred Kingdoms – A Couple Crossbowmen  May 11, 2022

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A small update on the 100 Kingdoms. 2 models done for the Crossbows. It just leaves 4 more minis to complete a regiment, plus the stands.

Warmaster Bretonnia Army – Knights May 10, 2022

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I got around to finishing the last stand for my first regiment of Knights. Red and white for this. I’ll be trying other colours for the other units of Knights.

Striking Scorpions & Howling Banshees Commission Update #2 – More Scorpions April 23, 2022

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Another batch of 5 minis are done.

Striking Scorpions & Howling Banshees Commission Update #1 – First Scorpions April 10, 2022

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Hot on the heels of the Normandy, I start the next project, Aeldari. This is a mix of Striking Scorpions and Howling Banshees. A spin off of the Harlequins I just finished. I started this off with the first 5 Striking Scorpions.

This time, we have a very saturated scheme. All the colours, even the golds, are very vibrant, almost to the point of a comic book kind of scheme. I have not painting gold without my standard silver highlight in a very long time. Just letting different golds highlight each other makes them pop in such a natural and clean way. I think without the full saturation of the other colours, letting the golds stay gold wouldn’t work as well. This is going to be a very pretty number of Aspect Warriors.

The Normandy Commission Complete *Updated* April 2, 2022

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Could this be it? The Normandy is complete? The detailing ended up being the red windows along the middle of the hull and the black lines all across the hull to make it looks like the ship has armour panels. I tried to slightly shade within those panels to make them look a bit 3D rather than lines I painted on after blocking in the main colours.

I added intake ports on the top and bottom of the ship, I assume they are some kind of intake port. Since they aren’t part of the printed model, I needed to paint them on freehand. Though I made a stencil to use for each one to make them as similar as possible. Hopefully they come out a bit 3D looking.

The stand is another 3D printed piece with a magnet in it. I painted it black so it might blend in with space backgrounds.

I was asked to add some lettering to the engines for some last details. Now I will be sealing this model for protection and sending it to its forever home.

The Normandy Commission Update #3 – Lettering  March 27, 2022

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I needed to make my own stencils for the “SR2” lettering. One is larger and underlined on the wings and the other is smaller, without the underline, closer to the nose of the ship. There are yellow triangles that were added in, as well as some intake(?) ports on the wings and hull that are not part of the model itself. Those need to be freehand, and I want them to look three dimensional.

The Normandy Commission Update #2 – Colours  March 17, 2022

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The next step on the Normandy is in progress. I have finally gotten the yellow strips to where I want them. I spent a painting session adding in the red squares for the window lights. I will be brightening the windows to yellow or orange and then bring it back with a few washes. I want the red glow to be much darker and the pin pricks of light to really stand out.

Para Bellum Conquest: Hundred Kingdoms – Imperial Officer WIP March 4, 2022

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This is a very exciting piece to show off my progress on. I carefully filled in and sanded out a center hole in a normal stand to make a mold of what I will be using for character stands in this army. I hand laid the bricks on this and magnetized the quadrants. Why do this you ask? To attach tiny furniture.

In Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings, the characters get their own stands like the unit they are attached to, but they can be upgraded with a retinue instead of taking on the models from the unit the have been embedded with. Some people put them in a regular base as if they were part of the unit, some people make display bases. I am making tiny furniture that represents the retinue that I can add or take off as needed. The first pieces I have done are a tiny table and a weapons rack. The table is going to have a map on it.

I also decided to go a bit further and try my hand at NMM, after a very long time not practicing it. I think my blends still hold up and the lighting is pretty good, but I am still encountering the issue of colour. I am never sure what I want to add to get the tone I am looking for. I want to go for the reddish brass I have for the rest of my army, but right not it’s pretty much gold. I think I need more orange. So far, i just have most of the highlights, the shading hasn’t been touched yet.

The Normandy Commission Update #1 – Masking March 1, 2022

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This is one of the larger models I have gotten the chance to work with. First rounds of cleaning was a lot of sanding and adding a bit of filler to get those striations as minimal as I can. After that, I primed the model in black and white, in generally the areas I wanted. There are a lot of angles in the design of the colour scheme for the Normandy, so masking was necessary. I did the black first, so now I’m masking that to do the white.

The scheme with the yellow splashes has more of a warmer white, so I will be going for that when I build up the layers. I have to admit, I made a mistake in doing the yellow strip in the front. It’s supposed to zig and zag, but I only made it zag. I will have it fixed after I finish the white.