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Old 16 Apr 2008, 20:18   #1 (permalink)
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This is the first model I've ever done any serious converting to, I cut the legs, put them in this position, made his fusion blaster out of several other weapons. Also I'm pretty pleased with the paint job, mostly that lens/eye, it's the first time I've successfully done a jewel effect. C & C welcome



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Old 16 Apr 2008, 20:24   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to the boards , nice work what colors have you used ? its a little difficult to tell
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Old 16 Apr 2008, 21:15   #3 (permalink)
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welcome to the boards , nice work what colors have you used ? its a little difficult to tell
The main color is dark angels green, all the trim on the edges is done in goblin green. The yellow areas are vomit brown, and the red is red gore (I think)

That's the color scheme I use for battlesuits and vehicles, firewarriors get the standard off-the-box color scheme.
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Old 16 Apr 2008, 22:16   #4 (permalink)
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This is very good, I'd just go back one last time into the creases between armour plates with black. Its a pretty minor thing but its always supprising to see what a difference is.
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Old 17 Apr 2008, 01:56   #5 (permalink)
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now thats a fusion blaster!

i like how he's taking a knee to line up that Dred crippling melta blast. As mentioned earlier, add a little bit of clean up on the recessed areas and throw a textured base under him and he's more than a great leader for the greater good.

Any shots of the rest of the army? I see another suit in the background and what looks like a Stealth Suit leg?
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Old 17 Apr 2008, 02:46   #6 (permalink)
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now thats a fusion blaster!

i like how he's taking a knee to line up that Dred crippling melta blast. As mentioned earlier, add a little bit of clean up on the recessed areas and throw a textured base under him and he's more than a great leader for the greater good.

Any shots of the rest of the army? I see another suit in the background and what looks like a Stealth Suit leg?
Here you go

This picture was really dark, so I had to artificially brighten it, but here's some WIP stealth suits (the owner of that unpainted leg in the other picture is here)


Here we have some Firewarriors, just a couple out of the 12 I have painted to showcase the color scheme, which is basically the sort of "standard" scheme plus some embellishments


Here's some kroot, honestly I like the way these guys turned out much better than my firewarriors, i tried to emphasize the bird aspects while keeping them in line with my firewarrior color scheme. I missed the one on the right's eye, though as I was really rushing that one.


Here's a devilfish, only 90% done, I have to add the vehicle wargear and do some minor detailing still


And finally here's my other completed XV8


That's basically my army as it stands, I still have 8 XV8's and a ton of gun drones to paint though, plus whatever I end up buying before then. I plan on basing everything at once, to keep it looking uniform and to speed things up a bit
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