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Striking Scorpions & Howling Banshees Commission Update #7 – One-Armed Troupers June 17, 2022

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Their sword arms are magnetized, so maybe they are technically unarmed. The first batch of Harlequin Troupes are done.

Striking Scorpions & Howling Banshees Commission Update #6 – 3 Star Weavers Done June 9, 2022

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It’s great to see a batch complete. Since the last update, the 6 riders and all the weapons were completed as well. As a finishing touch, the windows were detailed. I am always impressed with the magnetization on these. The ball magnet allows for articulation and the tiny magnets are well placed to fit the riders.

Now it’s time for infantry.

Striking Scorpions & Howling Banshees Commission Update #5 – 3 Star Weavers May 29, 2022

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The main bodies of the Star Weavers are done. Just the magnetized crew and cannons are needed to complete the models.

Striking Scorpions & Howling Banshees Commission Update #4 – WIP Star Weavers May 25, 2022

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Technically, these might be more at home with an updated Orange Diamond Harlequins post, these came with the Eldar (though a bit later), so I’m keeping the pictures in the same commission.

We are back to painting diamonds with an airbrush on vehicle hulls. I sometimes have the foresight to record what I use in my colour schemes and this time it has certainly paid off. They are from the same client who painstakingly magnetized a bunch of weapons, the Star Weavers, and bases. The bases have resin chunks of Eldar themed flooring and there are a bunch of troupers to do too.

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.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #21 – Final Characters  December 24, 2021

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The last characters are done for this army! A couple of these are converted wonderfully and make for great alternatives for the heroes.

Each of the Shadowseers have been quite different and I think this one is actually the closest to the original model kit.

The Death Jester was converted so he looks like he’s just about to vault over the rubble. Such an interesting pose! Like the other Death Jester, I gave a leg, and the cloak and cowl the diamonds.

Finally, the show-off Troupe Master/Solitaire. He walks as if he owns the place. The hands are magnetized so he has a selection of weapons and empty hands.

All that’s left are all the arms and weapons for the painted Troupers.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #20 – More Characters  December 14, 2021

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3 more characters are now done. The first is a Troupe Master with magentized arms, an old pewter Death Jester, and a Shadowseer.

The Troupe Master gets a variety of arms. Holding a knife, different guns, or just an empty hand. He is one of the only models in the army without a mask. I think my favourite loadout is with an empty hand so it can look like he is barely balancing on the rubble.

I painted the Death Jester like the others. His cloak is black instead of a dark blue, but I gave that dark blue treatment to his jester cowl. Lots of diamonds as usual.

This was a unique Shadowseer. Fancy floating robes with smoke, fancy huge staff, and big hair. I went for a pale blue smoke with some purple shading. This took me a while to figure out. I knew I wanted the smoke to be blue and purple, just not the tone or brightness. I went for the higher contrast of a bright pale blue to separate it from the cloak.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #19 – Accessories & Characters December 6, 2021

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I forgot that I didn’t post these pictures earlier, I had finished these a couple weeks ago.

First, we have 3 of the heroes. A couple Troupe Masters and a Death Jester. Next are the accessories. 3 turrets for Star Weavers are done as well as the weapons and windows. I wanted the windows to look like they are shielded or holographic so I added a bright blue glow to the top. I think it makes it look like the window is being projected out. I have also finished painting a bunch of hands and arms that were magnetized. I just need to figure out who can have what weapons.