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Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #7 – Harlequin Jetbike June 5, 2021

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One more Star Weaver crew was done, but the star of this post is the Jetbike. Set on a sphere magnet, like the Star Weavers, the jetbike is looking nimble and floaty. The underslung weapon and the riders aren’t glued on.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #20 – Ursarax Complete May 24, 2021

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These were a relatively fast batch. Only 9 in this unit. The Ursarax are done! I really like the saturated yellow on these. It’s so vibrant and eye-catching. There is plenty of blood splatter to imply how many infantry they turned to paste.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #19 – Ursarax are Back! May 15, 2021

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I did a batch of these with pointy claws in the last Mechanicum commission and now more are needed, but with power paws. Hazard yellow with black accents and a good amount of iron and brass. You can tell they’ve gone to work already due to the blood splatters. I’m told a squad of these are a terror on the battlefield.

For the first time in forever, I have recorded my painting on one of the Ursarax. Over the next little while, I will be editing that video and posting it on Youtube. Hopefully, my new desk setup and lighting work out so the footage is usable.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #6 – Star Weavers Complete May 9, 2021

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The last of the Star Weavers are done. I haven’t done enough of the crew to man all of them yet, so I’ll take another set of group pics when they’re done. I’m very impressed with the sphere magnets and the joints they fit into. I would have thought the vehicles would be swerving around as they’re moved, but the friction holds them pretty well together.

The stencil I used for most of the diamonds started to break apart so I got another one and I think it made it easier to keep the diamonds looking like diamonds on the rounded surface.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #18 – White Scars Outriders Complete May 2, 2021

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With the completion of the bolter bikes, the Outriders are now complete. They all have some sort of power weapon, I think they are going to be used as some sort of special weapons unit.

Included is also the Warlord on bike. He is the one doing a wheelie and has a glaive. I was also asked to paint some eagles and one of them is attached to a base. It looks like it’s going to be some kind of marker during the game.

The next batch for this commission will be some Mechanicum models, but they are getting prepped for painting, so I will be painting more Harlequins right now.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #17 – White Scars Outriders Batch 3 April 27, 2021

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The next few bikes are done. They’re the first of the bolter bikers and are equipped with fancy weapons.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #16 – White Scars Outriders Batch 2 April 20, 2021

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Finished another handful of bikes. 6 more plasma bikers with a couple chainsword wielders. There’s a few more plasma bikers to go before I get to the bolter bikers.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #5 – Star Weaver 3 April 12, 2021

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Progress on the Harlequins is slow but still going. The third Star Weaver is now done. I’m particularly proud that I’ve managed to keep the diamonds in mostly the same spots as previous ones and the colour transition is nice and smooth.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #4 – Star Weaver 2 March 26, 2021

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The second Star Weaver is done with a couple more crewmates. I brightened the orange on the diamonds a bit from the first one and I think I like it more. I’ve updated the old one to be brighter too.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #3 – Solitaire March 17, 2021

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While putting together the next batch of Space Marines to paint, I painted up a Solitaire. He’s going to be one of the leaders so I put in more diamonds across the piece.

I painted the orange in first so I can get the proper transitions before painting in the black diamonds. There was some diamonds added to the cloak so it looks like his trail is melding in with the cloth. Similar to the Shadowseer, I put diamonds on the hood, fading to the black.

The wraithbone masonry he’s vaulting over is a bit of a treat. I made sure to add bright highlights all along the runes, especially in the shade so it looks polished. Quite the dynamic looking mini, very striking when you have the bright diamonds and costuming that we all love with the Harlequins.