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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Beasts :)

Well, I've finally got around to finishing off my Trygon and Mawloc.

I really wish I had the talent to paint these the way they should be painted but I don't. After the dip has been thinned down with water, I give the can a good shake and apply the dip with a GW tank brush and hang them upside down on the washing line. Once dry, they get a light spray of matt varnish to tone down the glossy effect and any bits that need touching up get done. So without further ado, here are the "dipped" bad boyz:

Pre-dipping-a pretty basic paint job, but as neat as possible
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The trygon prime
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The Mawloc - the base has been designed to look like the mawloc has just ripped out of the ground, and it matches the base of my battle board, whilst also tying in with the rest of the army.

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Overall, I think these are the best models that I've dipped. If I had the talent I wouldn't go down the dipping route, but as a quick alternative I would recommend it. Only a few more models to go and the army will be complete :)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Epic fun

Dragon's Age is finally completed and I am back at the painting table. I simply haven't been bothered to update this recently but here we go...

Picked up another 2 Epic scale Warhounds from Forgeworld recently and I've got round to starting to paint them. I've been struggling on coming up with a suitable impressive paint scheme for my Titan Legion, but figured as warhounds are basically scout titans, they would want to at least attempt to blend in with their surroundings (as ridiculous as that sounds...). I'm therefore going, with the warhounds at least, for a similar paint scheme as the rest of my epic IG army, namely a dirty desert yellow colour:

Just WIP at the minute
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I also recently sold the majority of my Epic scale Chimeras on ebay and replaced them with the slightly smaller Forgeworld variant. These are actually finished now but here's a WIP picture:
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Here we have 4 Forgeworld Valkyries and accompanying storm troopers. I've had these for several years now and simply haven't got around to painting them:
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And finally, a quick shot of my recently "dipped" hormagaunts/Hive guard. Yes, the nids are still getting some love, and I'm due to butcher my trygon and mawloc models by dipping them in the next few days. I only wish I could paint them to a standard that does such lovely models justice...
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