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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 #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 #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.

40k Harlequins Commission Update #8 – Troupes and Solitaire February 14, 2019

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The last of the harlequins are complete! 3 Troupes and a Solitaire. I have also glued the windows to the flyers and Starweavers.

Free hand of cartoon Cheshire Cat is on the Solitaire to top off the piece.

Harle Group

Blue1 Front

Blue1 Rear

Blue1 Rear

Blue2 Rear

Orange1 Front

Orange1 Rear

Orange2 Front

Orange2 Rear

Blue2 Rear

Orange1 Front

Orange1 Rear

Orange2 Front

Orange2 Rear