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Lanrutcon

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Yeah, I have a small list of paints I'm missing that I'll get ordered. Nuln and Wraithbone are on there.

I need to figure out how to drybrush and apply washes correctly.
 

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Oh! I will keep that in mind. I also haven't tried making a hole for the barrel yet.
If you're going to drill barrels, make sure you do it before you assemble, use a smaller bit than you think you need, then go a size bigger if needed so you don't warp the plstic, and make a guide hole first with a pin or knife to make getting it straight easier.

I've just started drilling them again and man is it a pain in the arse.
 
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Drybrushing Stormsilver...awesome effect, will be doing it on everything going forward.
Nuln Oil tasts vile.
Tried doing a Dark Angel with a Wraithbone base...haha never again. Dark on light? Every single mistake shone like the fucking sun.
I hate purity seals that overlap with laurels, aquilas, etc.
 
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I know that I am late but I am really glad that they didn't redesign the Sisters of Battle when they gave us plastic models.
There's a very vocal group of people who bitch about anything feminine in armor design, like I am sorry if not everyone prefers mountains of steroids and male pec armor?

The plastic models gave me a renewed interest in the tabletop side of Warhammer again, I used to paint them when I was a kid but didn't really have the money to support it long term.
Been thinking about going with Drukhari tho but the Daughters of Khaine have gotten me interested in Age of Sigmar too. Only thing that kinda bothers me is that Morathi's model looks too conservative to me lol. I like it overall but it's weirdly conservative considering who she is it wouldn't stand out as much to me if she was a new character.

Could anyone recommend me some good tips on what to buy?
I am not entirely 110% sure yet but what I've looked at is either Daughters of Khaine or Drukhari.
Are Daughters of Khaine viable on their own in gameplay? I kinda want to try and find a group to actually play with too and not only paint.
For a beginner army what should I look for with either of them?

Sisters of Battle and Sisters of Silence are also interesting to me, even the Undead interest me too in Fantasy/ Age of Sigmar. I really like Neferata's model and her lore too.
Fantasy and Age of Sigmar have more Lords that I like for sure but I just recently got more into the lore of 40k.
It's hard to decide on what to buy tho when I have no clue how things play and work in practice tho lol.
I say Daughters of Khaine tho but I really mean Dark Elves on a whole, but I'd like to theme my army around the Daughtes of Khaine if that's possible. The Dark Elves on a whole tho are my favorite faction in Warhammer fantasy/ Age of Sigmar.

But yeah, anyone know of different good options for Dark Elves ( Daughters of Khaine themed ), Drukhari or the Undead ( Vampire Counts? )?
Different options on what is viable etc would make it easier for me to decide.
Thematically I like all of them but prefer the Daughters of Khaine, the new Khanite models they gave a preview of look really cool too.
 

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Anyone play the PS4 inquisition game? I got it off psnow and it's pretty great. Like the game a bunch but feel it's better with a few others. I'm level 17 right now
 

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I know that I am late but I am really glad that they didn't redesign the Sisters of Battle when they gave us plastic models.
There's a very vocal group of people who bitch about anything feminine in armor design, like I am sorry if not everyone prefers mountains of steroids and male pec armor?

The plastic models gave me a renewed interest in the tabletop side of Warhammer again, I used to paint them when I was a kid but didn't really have the money to support it long term.
Been thinking about going with Drukhari tho but the Daughters of Khaine have gotten me interested in Age of Sigmar too. Only thing that kinda bothers me is that Morathi's model looks too conservative to me lol. I like it overall but it's weirdly conservative considering who she is it wouldn't stand out as much to me if she was a new character.

Could anyone recommend me some good tips on what to buy?
I am not entirely 110% sure yet but what I've looked at is either Daughters of Khaine or Drukhari.
Are Daughters of Khaine viable on their own in gameplay? I kinda want to try and find a group to actually play with too and not only paint.
For a beginner army what should I look for with either of them?

Sisters of Battle and Sisters of Silence are also interesting to me, even the Undead interest me too in Fantasy/ Age of Sigmar. I really like Neferata's model and her lore too.
Fantasy and Age of Sigmar have more Lords that I like for sure but I just recently got more into the lore of 40k.
It's hard to decide on what to buy tho when I have no clue how things play and work in practice tho lol.
I say Daughters of Khaine tho but I really mean Dark Elves on a whole, but I'd like to theme my army around the Daughtes of Khaine if that's possible. The Dark Elves on a whole tho are my favorite faction in Warhammer fantasy/ Age of Sigmar.

But yeah, anyone know of different good options for Dark Elves ( Daughters of Khaine themed ), Drukhari or the Undead ( Vampire Counts? )?
Different options on what is viable etc would make it easier for me to decide.
Thematically I like all of them but prefer the Daughters of Khaine, the new Khanite models they gave a preview of look really cool too.
I recommend reading up on them all first, then seeing if there's any particular faction that really speaks to you, or that sets your imagination off and makes you want to make a 'your guys' force.

Then, maybe pick one or two up for cheap off ebay, along with some basic paints and brushes, and practicing a few different schemes and techniques until you feel comfortable you'll enjoy doing that dozens of times more.

Then get a 'start collecting boxset, ideally from a third party seller as they're cheaper.

Here's a captain I painted up today. So far pretty happy with him, and think I've finally got a handle on my preferred painting style. Now on to the Jump pack!




 

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My tac squad sergeant (still need to finish the chapter insignia)


Devastator sergeant is done.


Heavy bolter dev


Big ass gun...er...dev (grav cannon?)


2 more devastators are almost done


I feel like I'm getting better, but I'm still sucking at things like eyes, dry brushing exact spots, weapon casings...
 
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Stilton Disco

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My tac squad sergeant (still need to finish the chapter insignia)


Devastator sergeant is done.


Heavy bolter dev


Big ass gun...er...dev (grav cannon?)


2 more devastators are almost done


I feel like I'm getting better, but I'm still sucking at things like eyes, dry brushing exact spots, weapon casings...
Looking really, really nice.

I think the eyes might be more of a issue of practice than anything, or just using a bit of green after to correct any bleed over.

One tip I could suggest is to paint them white, then put a dab of metallic silver over them, then use red contrast. Gives a more bright and reflective look to them.
 
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That yellow is incredibly flat, you need to put some tones there to make it look less like a Chinese toy. First thing I would try is heavily diluted brown wash to shade it a bit. The cape has a nice color but try to blend the tones together better, the edges between individual shades are too sharp. The metal (both silver and gold) looks fine as well as that blue cingulum and those laurels. Bright colors like white, yellow and orange are an absolute pain to work with. I am currently working on the Living saint and I made part of her dress white and it was driving me up the fucking wall, it kept looking so fake and artificial, only after I used a bit of brown wash and a ton of water and shaded it did it start to look ok.
 

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That yellow is incredibly flat, you need to put some tones there to make it look less like a Chinese toy. First thing I would try is heavily diluted brown wash to shade it a bit. The cape has a nice color but try to blend the tones together better, the edges between individual shades are too sharp. The metal (both silver and gold) looks fine as well as that blue cingulum and those laurels. Bright colors like white, yellow and orange are an absolute pain to work with. I am currently working on the Living saint and I made part of her dress white and it was driving me up the fucking wall, it kept looking so fake and artificial, only after I used a bit of brown wash and a ton of water and shaded it did it start to look ok.
The yellow does actually have a decent amount of shade/depth to it in person, but it's a bit washed out in photos, in no small part due to the lighting.

Quite honestly though, I'd also rather go with a flatter, brighter yellow than the dull brown and oranges most people recommend. Washing it with brown would just ruin it for me, they always look dirty and like you're seeing everything though the grey/brown/piss filter, that 7th gen games used to make everything 'gritty and realistic', leaving almost a decade of games hideously ugly.

Honestly, having experimented with modern painting styles, I'm growing more included to go back to the old Rogue Trader and 2nd edition more vibrant and colourful style.



These just look vastly better to me, and I'm not worried about my toys looking like toys.
 
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Honestly, having experimented with modern painting styles, I'm growing more included to go back to the old Rogue Trader and 2nd edition more vibrant and colourful style.



These just look vastly better to me, and I'm not worried about my toys looking like toys.
Those look great of course, mostly because they were painted by professionals and even here you can clearly see the deep shadows and tone shifts. I am not saying you should make them look dirty or washed out but to make them look less flat, allow me to illustrate.

This is how it shouldn't look like


And here is how it should look like

 
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Primed my last tac tonight. I'll do most of him tomorrow, and he'll round out my first tactical squad. Also primed a scout marine to start learning how to paint cloth, and my very first vehicle: a Rhino! Super hyped about the Rhino. Going to spend the weekend on it. Already planned some stencils, going to use some excess bits to jazz it up and going to add a banner to it.
 

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I have been interested in how people use oil paints for miniatures, some professionals told me that they aren't very practical on small scale miniatures but this Russian lad has an incredibly impressive skill when it comes to oil paints, check it out. It isn't something I would try myself, I am content with acrylics but if I were ever to go beyond the hobby I think I would seriously consider using oil.

Primed my last tac tonight. I'll do most of him tomorrow, and he'll round out my first tactical squad. Also primed a scout marine to start learning how to paint cloth, and my very first vehicle: a Rhino! Super hyped about the Rhino. Going to spend the weekend on it. Already planned some stencils, going to use some excess bits to jazz it up and going to add a banner to it.
Cloth is all about shading and blending, not much else to it.
 
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First scout done: model didn't fit together as the instruction booklet showed, but I Googled it. It's apparently a known issue. I think the scouts with sniper rifles should fit better, but these are just normal scouts.

Rhino done (apart from some heraldry I can only add once I get a stencil made). I built it differently from the standard config, and did some custom stuff on the back to get one of the front hatches fitted in. Used a Dark Angels beaky helm I had lying around instead of the included ones. Added some bit from the various Dark Angels upgrade kits I had lying around. This was my very first vehicle paint ever, and I think it came out respectably. Learnt a lot.



Now to finish the other scouts, then I'm thinking of a second squad of devastators (another rocket launcher, 1 x heavy plasma, 2 x lascannon). I think I heard you can give a dev sergeant a chainsword and a stormbolter, so I'm gonna try that.
 

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First scout done: model didn't fit together as the instruction booklet showed, but I Googled it. It's apparently a known issue. I think the scouts with sniper rifles should fit better, but these are just normal scouts.

Rhino done (apart from some heraldry I can only add once I get a stencil made). I built it differently from the standard config, and did some custom stuff on the back to get one of the front hatches fitted in. Used a Dark Angels beaky helm I had lying around instead of the included ones. Added some bit from the various Dark Angels upgrade kits I had lying around. This was my very first vehicle paint ever, and I think it came out respectably. Learnt a lot.



Now to finish the other scouts, then I'm thinking of a second squad of devastators (another rocket launcher, 1 x heavy plasma, 2 x lascannon). I think I heard you can give a dev sergeant a chainsword and a stormbolter, so I'm gonna try that.
Those look awesome! I'd say you're a natural with these!

If you want to know loadouts with getting all the different codexes Wahapedia is your best source:

Devastator Squad datasheet.

It's not updated to 9th edition yet, but the equipment is still valid, and the points changes can be found here:

Google doc with known 8th to 9th points change.
 
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First scout done: model didn't fit together as the instruction booklet showed, but I Googled it. It's apparently a known issue. I think the scouts with sniper rifles should fit better, but these are just normal scouts.

Rhino done (apart from some heraldry I can only add once I get a stencil made). I built it differently from the standard config, and did some custom stuff on the back to get one of the front hatches fitted in. Used a Dark Angels beaky helm I had lying around instead of the included ones. Added some bit from the various Dark Angels upgrade kits I had lying around. This was my very first vehicle paint ever, and I think it came out respectably. Learnt a lot.



Now to finish the other scouts, then I'm thinking of a second squad of devastators (another rocket launcher, 1 x heavy plasma, 2 x lascannon). I think I heard you can give a dev sergeant a chainsword and a stormbolter, so I'm gonna try that.
You forgot to paint the hole in the barrel again (on that heavy bolter scout) :D Otherwise, good job, man.