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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.

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.

Warmaster Bretonnia Army – Progress so Far February 18, 2022

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Just wanted to show off what the army is looking like so far. The infantry is done, so next is the knights and light cavalry. The painted models so far are 3 units of Men-at-arms, a trebuchet, and 2 stands of heroes.

Warmaster Bretonnia Army – Last Men-at-arms Unit February 16, 2022

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The final unit of Men-at-Arms is done for my first 1000 points of army that has been printed. There will eventually be brigades worth of men-at-arms, but for now we will continue on painting knights.

This third unit I decided on a different colour scheme, yellow and turquoise. It’s definitely a different scheme than what I have done on many other models, including Harlequins. Turquoise being an uncommon colour in my repertoire.

Warmaster Bretonnia Army – Men-at-arms & Knights February 7, 2022

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While waiting for coats of Mod Podge to dry for the Normandy model, I got to painting my Bretonnians. I finished a stand of knights and a unit of Men-at-arms in an alternative colour scheme.

The banner designs are freehand. I thought about making stencils, but I’m doing different designs on each flag, so I don’t see it being too useful. I’m going for a common colour scheme between units that I would thematically keep together as a brigade, then have different schemes for different brigades.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission More Closeups January 26, 2022

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Some more close ups for select minis.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Complete January 23, 2022

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They’re all done, done I say! Pictures needed to be done on the kitchen table because I don’t have enough room for all of them on my desk. There’s only like 50 or 60 minis in the commission, but all the magnetized options really increased the time it took by quite a bit! But I didn’t do the assembly on this one. All the basework was made of chunks of plastic Eldar flooring. Almost all the models have been magnetized and/or converted in some way. The bikes and Star Weavers are on ball magnets so you can rotate them as you want.

I put on all the riders for the vehicles and bikes. Most of them are not glued on or they are magnetized to keep them in place. The windows on the Star Weavers haven’t been glued on, but they can still show off the pilot I painted on the inside. Part of the challenge in painting the diamond design in different sizes is to make the layout relatively consistent even though they are being painted on different sized models. I really wanted there to be a center column of diamonds to anchor the design across all the models. I think it came out fantastic.

For all the infantry, it was a combination of diamond and vein designs on their chest, arms, and legs. Since they are orange as well, it looks like they are a lava or fire scheme. I felt like the scheme needed a small pop of blue and you can see traces of it on the different models. Either as a weapon and grenades, the baby blue colour really comes out and pops against the black and orange of the rest of the model. Some of the models have cloaks and I made them a dark blue and grey to add contrast against the orange. Those ones, I think, get more depth to their black as a result. Even though there are a few varieties to the same scheme in the army, the models are so dynamic and unique, I think it would have looked out of place if the models were too “same-y”.

The characters are pretty unique. A bunch of them are converted and look great. You can see a couple of them were kitbashed.

Look at all those extra arms to equip the troupers how you want!

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #22 – Arms, lots of arms January 11, 2022

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The rest of the commission is arms. All the arms of the Harlequin troupers. I don’t know what anything is called, but there is a variety of weapons for the arms. Swords, guns, hand, all the things for a 40k unit. Only like 3 more baggies of these.