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klstrider28
21-01-2008, 16:48
hello there warseer,

i figured that after my first thread failed, i should start another one...
i have a LOT to paint and thought that i would do some kind of "new years resolution" thread for my many armies to paint that haven't gotten much of a dent in them.

here's the list:

40k:
Tau: Over 4000 points of sa'cea and regular vanilla desert colors.

Eldar: 2000 points of Siam-Hann.

Chaos marines: Red Corsairs.

Orks: Eventually

Fantasy:

Empire: 3000 points of Nordlanders.

HE: 2000 pts.

Bretonnians: 2000 pts.

Ogres: Lots and lots.

BOC: 2000 pts.

BFSP: Meh...

Here's what i have so far...
(sorry about poor camera quality)

HE hero.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m2.jpg

Nordland Captain.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m1.jpg

Nurgle Shaman.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m3.jpg

klstrider28
21-01-2008, 16:51
continued...

Gors.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m5.jpg

Ungors.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m4.jpg

profile of gor.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m9.jpg

klstrider28
21-01-2008, 16:56
and...

crisis suit w. missle pods.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m7.jpg

FW's w devilfish.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m6.jpg

Yriel. (and cat)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m10.jpg

i am hoping to finish as many of these armies as i can this year.

Mr Feral
21-01-2008, 17:31
Nice stuff, the Nurgle Shaman and Yriel are my favourate. Keep going!

Prince Sairion
21-01-2008, 18:10
Good standard of painting you have there mate.

The beastmen are very well highlighted.

hayguyz
21-01-2008, 20:10
I like the pattern on the devilfish.
They look very good from what can be seen, it would be nice if we could make out some detail.

klstrider28
21-01-2008, 22:35
got the HE plastic lord box set today...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m11.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m12.jpg

and here's my nordland scheme for my state troops
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m13.jpg

mrtn
22-01-2008, 00:39
Nice, as a chaos cultist i always like to see more beastmen. Very nice conversion of the shaman, I converted my own as well. It seems you have the minis to close to the camera though, they're out of focus. ;)

However, as a word of caution, it's usually considered a waste to give shields to ungors. For every four shields you could have got a new ungor instead.

lz7947
22-01-2008, 01:49
Absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more!

A13X
22-01-2008, 07:34
Wow, amazing paintjob on all of them...

Looking foreward for more models, keep it up!

colhodg
22-01-2008, 08:06
Really nice looking painting there, keep it up. Think trying to get the light source behind you would help bring the detial out in the photos - also bit of white paper behind the figure to reflect light onto the figure should you wish.

Braad
22-01-2008, 09:42
Keeping the model a bit further away to ensure the pic is sharp is way better then getting it close but having a blurry pic.

Other then that, they look magnificent.

klstrider28
24-01-2008, 00:30
thanks for the feedback guys
i took your advice and hopefully these pics are much better...
at the moment i am focusing on my empire guys

Main General WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m19.jpg

Booze-hound-mace-wielding general WIP :D
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m17.jpg

Blazing sun knight
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m18.jpg

klstrider28
24-01-2008, 00:33
today however i have completed 2/3 of these 10 state troops. all that is left is fine details on scripts and shields... still a WIP

kind of a cruddy shot but showcases the torsos...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m20.jpg

all ten
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m15.jpg

klstrider28
02-02-2008, 00:08
alright
better late than never...:D
just finished my general and my first ten spearmen (only 10 more spears, 20 more swordsmen, 10 more halbraiders, 4 more generals, 30 more gunners, etc. the list goes on...)

so here's the regiment
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m22.jpg

from the side
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m23.jpg

from the back
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m24.jpg

klstrider28
02-02-2008, 00:12
continued...

the general w. eyepatch + hammer + raven
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m25.jpg

all of my finished empire (much more to go :cries:)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m26.jpg

my lazy ass enjoying a tastey kake
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m28.jpg

klstrider28
02-02-2008, 00:15
finally my new elf scheme
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m21.jpg

and randomly...


























































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some harlies
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m27.jpg

Novogord_Vivendi
02-02-2008, 07:04
Your stuff is looking good men, but you got so much stuff to complete, reminds me of meself :(

bluey
02-02-2008, 16:00
you paint exactly like i do............

thats scary!

Davout
02-02-2008, 19:28
I'm really loving your Empire stuff. The spearmen look great. I have not been overly enthusiastic about the new Empire models, but your paint job is making me change my mind.

Can't wait to see that mounted HE lord.

klstrider28
02-02-2008, 22:52
thanks for the kind words guys
i didn't get to paint much today as i was building up some stuff...

such as...

master engineer on mechanical steed w. hochland long rifle (hopefully he will prove useful in my outrider unit...)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m29.jpg

and some militia
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m31.jpg

and some huntsmen
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m30.jpg

sorry about the dark quality in the pics...

Triggerdog
03-02-2008, 01:59
I like the guy with the bow and the sword. Not only does it look cool and is a practical weapon set up but it also conjures this to mind (imagine as if it was being said by some snooty high elf):

"Insolent humans, they believe that their archery can best ours? Do they even know that we WHAT THE HELL?? THEY'RE SHOOTING ********** SWORDS AT US!!!! WHAT THE *******!?!"

I imagine someone like Tyrion saying that and then sounding the retreat.

chuckyhol
03-02-2008, 04:37
How'd you do the beastmen? Is it possible to get a quick rundown? Great job on everything btw.

Reik
03-02-2008, 10:22
Great job. My fav are... all of them:D The Nurgle shaman is outstanding job IMHO. Really can't wait to see more of your empire and beasts...

klstrider28
07-02-2008, 01:43
I like the guy with the bow and the sword. Not only does it look cool and is a practical weapon set up but it also conjures this to mind (imagine as if it was being said by some snooty high elf):

"Insolent humans, they believe that their archery can best ours? Do they even know that we WHAT THE HELL?? THEY'RE SHOOTING ********** SWORDS AT US!!!! WHAT THE *******!?!"

I imagine someone like Tyrion saying that and then sounding the retreat.

nice... just nice lol

chuckyhol, i will hopefully do a bit of a tutorial for my beasties when i can

here's what i've gotten done in the past few days
WIP Hellblaster gun...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m33.jpg

Crew so far
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m34.jpg

and my treasured high elf mage
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m32.jpg

klstrider28
07-02-2008, 01:47
continued...

i figured that i would display my brets and hopefully will get the drive to finish them...

Errant
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m35.jpg

another errant
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m36.jpg

errant three
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m37.jpg

...

klstrider28
07-02-2008, 01:49
yay errant command!!!:evilgrin:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m38.jpg

Finally a questing knight
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m40.jpg

his yellow friend
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m44.jpg

klstrider28
07-02-2008, 01:52
a knight of the realm
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m39.jpg

some filthy peasants (god i love skirmishers...)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m42.jpg


i have changed my chaos marine ideas to something more shaaneshi (correct term?) so i'm going for a quazi-emperors children (probabally just emperors children now that i think about it)

heres the WIP test model (not done yet)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m43.jpg

Luke
07-02-2008, 08:10
Wow, those knights look really good, lovely colours and heraldry and the peasants are really characterful :D Can't wait to see more. I subscribed to this last week btw. Good stuff.

klstrider28
10-02-2008, 02:40
thanks Luke

Sorry, nothing new yet.
Work has been keeping me pretty busy but tomorrow i'm hoping to get something done.

Kasrkin 666
10-02-2008, 03:46
One question has been prodding me. Where do you take your pictures?:p

-Sunny:confused:

Anardakil
10-02-2008, 11:57
Everything's great but I absolutely adore your Nordlanders! They're perfect. And being a swede myself (Nordland is kinda swedish ^^) I feel proud looking at them :D And here I am, sitting at my desk and painting averlanders XD I'm so blasphemous.

Anardakil
10-02-2008, 12:08
I feel bad about the spearman walking around in the snow with bare feet :O

Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood
10-02-2008, 18:40
-subscribes-

i LIKE your elf scheme

And slaanesh is the way

Resurrected
10-02-2008, 19:55
Really great models. You have a unique style which I really find interesting. Love the empire troops and the high elf mage. Really inspiring. Keep it up.

klstrider28
12-02-2008, 00:52
One question has been prodding me. Where do you take your pictures?:p

-Sunny:confused:

on the bar in my basement. I find that the lighting works best there.

if your averlanders look as good as your other armies Anardakil you are forgiven...

i have really gotten into slaanesh lately and am planning on doing more eventually

sadly painting has been slowly thanks to AP Euro Homework but i'll overcome...

here's what i've gotten done today
More of the hellblaster
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m46.jpg

more of the crew
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m45.jpg

klstrider28
12-02-2008, 00:55
i've been experimenting more with my elf scheme

Army Standard WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m47.jpg

Phoenix Guard WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m48.jpg

let me know what you think should be done to improve these models...

thanks...

klstrider28
12-02-2008, 00:58
seeing as how i haven't done anything particularly interesting in the painting world, i figured that i'd display some of my forgotton other pointy-ears from SPACE!!!!!

Farseer WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m49.jpg

Guardians WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m50.jpg

Wraithlord WIP (a bit crummy IMO)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m51.jpg

Kasrkin 666
12-02-2008, 02:13
You have a bar downstairs? Badass! All the models look great BTW!:D

-Suunny:wtf:

Triggerdog
12-02-2008, 02:26
sweet Eldar, really like the Guardians. Those Bretonnias are awesome too.

Meraklis
12-02-2008, 13:09
excellent painting! Keep up the good work!
I have only one complaint however; could you please take better pictures? your pictures don't do justice your models! maybe a better light source?

klstrider28
18-02-2008, 02:19
thanks for the feedback guys..
here is what i've working on recently
i will post better pics tomorrow

Nordland army standard bearer.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m52.jpg

My new tau scheme
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m53.jpg

My Marine progressing
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m54.jpg

klstrider28
09-03-2008, 00:12
hey guys
long time no posting
sorry
i've actually gotten a bunch of things painted but i have been too lazy to post them.
well i'm back

new CSM scheme (you'll find that i change things A LOT)
Black Legion pwns Emperors Children anyway...

Aspiring Champ w. powerfist (WIP)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m56.jpg

Regular Marine w. HB (WIP)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m57.jpg

klstrider28
09-03-2008, 00:19
now on the tau front
my new scheme (see above lol) is looking pretty good even though i admit i'm just ripping off of Jeff Hall's Tau...
oh well... my HE"S are ripping off of Marc Raley (pretty shamelessly i might add)

railhead hull
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m58.jpg

a better look at that crisis suit
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m64.jpg

and that pathfinder again
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m66.jpg

klstrider28
09-03-2008, 00:26
Fantasy Time!!!!!!!
speaking of my HE i just picked up some shadow warriors, some swordmasters, and more importantly some sea guard.
they look pretty standard so i won't show you them, but my captain is unique. I wanted your opinion of him...

Horns
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m62.jpg

recognize this guy?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m59.jpg







just a little bit of re-painting (see, i still can't make up my mind) of this guy

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m2.jpg








I'm going to give him a magic bow as soon as i can as he will lead my seaguard.

klstrider28
09-03-2008, 00:32
i also managed to pick this up for a great deal (bitz trading at my local store)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m65.jpg

which gives me 21 (one extra guy) swordsmen

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m61.jpg

i was wondering from players with more experience how putting these guys in 3 ranks of 7 will fare gamewise?

i assembled the gunners as crossbows
i also got a free mortar
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m63.jpg
as well as 10 cheap warhounds and
8 knights (which i assembled as panthers)

klstrider28
09-03-2008, 00:36
i also got started on my warrior priest
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m60.jpg

i also wanted to know about bound spells (gonna get a popemobile). particularly how an opponent dispells them..
any help would be greatly appreciated

klstrider28
09-03-2008, 00:39
finally i decided that i would re-take pics of some of my beasts

Shaman of Nurgle
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m67.jpg

Ungors (with some removed shields)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m68.jpg

and the mighty gors
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m70.jpg







peace!

Kasrkin 666
09-03-2008, 06:01
Lookin good!

-Sunny

bluey
09-03-2008, 07:04
youre high elves remind me of some by a guy called marc raley.. his look just like yours especialy the mage

http://uk.games-workshop.com/highelves/lord-mage-masterclass/7/

very nice work!

klstrider28
17-03-2008, 01:05
thanks guys
i had to work most of this weekend but luckily got my first rank of spear-elves done

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m71.jpg

i also began on some flagellants for some variety

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m73.jpg

and finally i took a better pic of my WIP army standard bearer

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m72.jpg

Kasrkin 666
17-03-2008, 03:25
Wow, looking better and better!

-Sunny

verydarkshadow
17-03-2008, 03:35
Wow! You paint very well. And quickly too. Which is a great combination!! Everything looks top notch, especially your elves.

Saulot
17-03-2008, 07:50
WOW. This is fast becoming one of my favourite plogs here in Warseer! Why did I just discover this? (Oh, I'm in the General Section, that's why!) I'm loving all your armies! Keep on spamming updates klstrider28!!!

snyggejygge
17-03-2008, 10:10
Great progress. The BSB looks very promising!

As for the swordsmen, donīt put them 7 wide, just go for minimum 5 wide to gain the extra ranks, the 21 first model can still be used, should one die to shooting you still have max rankbonus!

mrtn
17-03-2008, 14:03
For some reason I never commented on your new(ish) beastmen, they look great. :)

poorbareforkedanimal
17-03-2008, 16:06
All your stuff rocks. You're pretty fast painting, too:)

klstrider28
20-04-2008, 22:34
hey guys
thanks for the kind words
i've been gone for a while but that doesn't mean i haven't been painting

here's some of the WIP huntsmen
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m75.jpg


a cannon with drunken crewmember
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m77.jpg


another new captain
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m74.jpg

klstrider28
20-04-2008, 22:37
and a poor pic of my WIP wizard
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m78.jpg

i won a contest at my local store and this was my glorious prize
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m79.jpg

as for my chaos i am starting a new scheme with word bearers
(i swear this will stick)
here's my termie lord
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m76.jpg

i also have a full squad and another lord with jumppack now

Kasrkin 666
22-04-2008, 00:55
Everything lookd fantastic! Loving the cape for the Wizard.

-Sunny

tancrede
22-04-2008, 06:14
Nice minis, man !!
Love the HE scheme, very original !

Daniel36
22-04-2008, 09:32
You be making me jealous with all that pretty painting!!

Good thing you're not limiting yourself to one army, though I would love to see that Empire army grow to a massive size!! I've never been a great fan of the Empire as an army, but your stuff along with some other people here on this forum are making me fall in love with them more and more. You've painted them extremely well! Keep up!

klstrider28
23-04-2008, 00:42
thanks guys
i hope to be posting more now as i have come to terms with my new vices
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m88.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m89.jpg

Kasrkin 666
23-04-2008, 00:44
Who the hell are they? Lol.:p

-Sunny

klstrider28
23-04-2008, 00:48
my chaos lord has unfortunately suffered an "accident" and is now temporarily out of commission

that hasn't stopped his followers
i like painting word bearers. they are the chaos army that seems to work for me
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m82.jpg



i also want to know your opinions on my tau scheme. i am very unmotivated with them because nothing seems to work. luckily i think i have found an easy solution. vanilla tau...

what do you all think?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m86.jpg


and what about the WIP tank scheme?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m87.jpg

Kasrkin 666
23-04-2008, 00:50
Those Tau look great!

-Sunny

klstrider28
23-04-2008, 00:53
Who the hell are they? Lol.:p

-Sunny

they would be "the Raconteurs". One of my favorite modern supergroups...

or are you talking about all of those nintendo characters? lol

now back to fantasy

my hallblaster gun won me that priest but i'm thinking about remaking it into a rocket battery...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m80.jpg

here's my completed empire as of today
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m81.jpg

here's what i still have to do (many more not in photo)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m85.jpg

Kasrkin 666
23-04-2008, 01:15
Oh o.k. The Empire looks great!

-Sunny

MrInsomniac
23-04-2008, 02:27
I think the Tau look brilliant. And I'm loving that Word Bearer! How did you do the red?

Saulot
23-04-2008, 07:47
Vanilla Tau looks awesome! More people should use Vanilla Tau. :p

klstrider28
11-05-2008, 17:53
thanks guys
i agree about the tau

un fortunately my termie lord suffered an "accident" post priming...
but any chaos-minded player can take disaster and turn it it into a positive

i speak of course of nurgle :D

say hello to my latest vessel of unspeakable plagues

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m90.jpg

i also decided to turn a bunch of old chaos marines lying around into his retinue

here's the aspiring champion
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m91.jpg

klstrider28
11-05-2008, 17:57
i also managed to pick up the daemons of chaos army book along with these pretties

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m94.jpg


on the elven front i am painting more spear-elves. i will display them when more are completed.

ethically i feel that i should give you a peek at my WIP swordmasters
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m93.jpg




as for empire, i have onlt managed to work on this humble warrior priest (who apparently has the ability to repel chinese food)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m92.jpg

Coolhand
11-05-2008, 21:11
Nice stuff keep up the good work

Kasrkin 666
11-05-2008, 21:41
Awesome new stuff man!

-Sunny

GalenArtorius
12-05-2008, 11:02
Everything here looks great - whichever way you decide to paint it (and I thought I changed colour schemes a lot!) I really like the skin tones you acheive - any particular techniques you use? Can't wait to see that Nordland army done.

klstrider28
24-05-2008, 22:03
Everything here looks great - whichever way you decide to paint it (and I thought I changed colour schemes a lot!) I really like the skin tones you acheive - any particular techniques you use? Can't wait to see that Nordland army done.

thanks

the skin is pretty basic

i start with tanned flesh

give it a layer of semi-watered-down flesh wash

highlight with tanned flesh

then dwarf flesh

then elf flesh


the word bearers are much simpler

red gore base coat

then merchite red

i love that color...

speaking of my word bearers

here's the lord i mentioned earlier
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m101.jpg

i need to fix his claws. the pic might not show it but they are awkward looking.


the only empire i have to show you is an updated crewman

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m100.jpg



and this knight that has been sitting around for a while

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m95.jpg

klstrider28
24-05-2008, 22:06
back to chaos then...

i've been working on my squad of plague marines

icon bearer

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m96.jpg

and the rest

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m98.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m99.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m97.jpg

let me know what you thing about these guys

klstrider28
24-05-2008, 22:09
finally my daemons

here's a WIP test model for my daemonettes

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m103.jpg

and my scheme for the bloodletters
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m102.jpg

here's a closer look
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m105.jpg

and a bit off topic,

i've recently stripped the paint off of my BFSP dwarfs and am re-working them for a loose 500pt army.

here are the first 5
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m104.jpg

Twilight
26-05-2008, 09:47
Everything looks great!! Can you let us in on how you did the demonette's flesh? I'm thinking of doing a slaanesh demon army.

Twilight

klstrider28
30-06-2008, 02:13
finally i return...
it's been a while but now that summer is in full swing hopefully i will be able to paint more.


Everything looks great!! Can you let us in on how you did the demonette's flesh? I'm thinking of doing a slaanesh demon army.

Twilight

sure. it is largely based off of the 'eavy metal guide in the daemon release WD

70/30 base of hormagaunt purple and dehneb stone respectively.

then keep adding in denheb stone to the mix until it is about 70/30 the opposite

i then mixed in skull white

then ended by highlighting with skull white

IMO my test daemonette looks messy so i claened it up for the following ones. the result looks like this

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m106.jpg


here's another WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m107.jpg

the three together

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m108.jpg

klstrider28
30-06-2008, 02:28
here's an orc BSB that i recently discovered i owned
i have no idea what clan to paint him as so any suggestions would be appreciated
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m110.jpg

idk if i've shown you guys my painted BOC wargor or not but just to be safe
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m109.jpg

and finally on the imperial front i've been working my freehand on my spearmen banner. it isn't much and i need to take better pics of it but here it is...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m111.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m112.jpg

klstrider28
30-06-2008, 02:36
and finally i would like to announce that i will be starting a second plog in the fantasy section to re-vamp and motivate my Ogres. They were my first army and have fallen into disarray :cries:.

i am completely re-painting them and think that an independent log for them might help.

here's a preview
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m113.jpg

Kasrkin 666
30-06-2008, 03:16
Awesome new stuff mate! Everything looks amazing! Lovely freehand!

-Sunny

Killshot
30-06-2008, 05:20
Everything is looking great. I really like the green stuff on the Nurgle Marines and the free hand on the Empire Standard. You sure do jump around a lot! :)

MF3000
30-06-2008, 06:54
ooo I'm loving the crisp finish to the paintjob... brilliant stuff!

sj

klstrider28
01-07-2008, 02:16
thanks guys...
i have more to add as soon as work calms down a bit...

Jos
01-07-2008, 10:31
nice stuff. Any thoughts on painting one army at a time? I'm just like you in that it takes me ages to do a single army.... I always get hooked up on something different

klstrider28
06-07-2008, 01:58
nice stuff. Any thoughts on painting one army at a time?

does not compute lol

well i'm back and have some cool stuff to show you all :D

you all may remember by bloodletters were less than impressive but i got myself some of the new citadel washes an i have to say that they are great. here's my new bloodletter look.

maybe a herald or just a unit champion (bear with me on the crappy looking skulls)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m1-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m13-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m12-1.jpg

klstrider28
06-07-2008, 02:03
i've decided to scrap the ogre plog and just show you them here
here's that leadbelcher i showed you recently done and based
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m2-1.jpg

here's the second one coming along nicely
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m4-1.jpg

both together
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m5-1.jpg

and the horrifying view of neglected ogre carnage ... very sad
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m15-1.jpg

klstrider28
06-07-2008, 02:05
as for empire i am happy to announce that i've started up again and am enjoying paining them

here is what i have been working on recently (they will be my next unit to finish)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m6-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m7-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m8.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m9-1.jpg

klstrider28
06-07-2008, 02:07
finally for all of my miscelaneous stuff here's a shadow walker
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m10-1.jpg

and a fun game called "spot what klstrider is going to prime and waste his time on next :D"
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m14.jpg

Leonathion
06-07-2008, 16:27
I neeeeeed moooore!!!!! Pooooooost!!!!!!

klstrider28
06-07-2008, 23:06
Much thanks Leonathion.

as for the rest of you, no comments? SHAME :mad: lol
now lets try this again
my khorne herald/champion guy with improved skulls
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m16-1.jpg

and lately i have been interested in the new 5th edition. i will be painting a lot of tau for a store contest/progression

as for chaos, i have fallen back to the black legion :cries:
now i have to strip my word bearers, oh well
here's a marine
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m17-1.jpg

Romanus
07-07-2008, 07:56
Love the beast lord mate, but only just. All the other stuff looks great.

Cheers, Rom

mrtn
07-07-2008, 08:14
Nice painting, the favourite from the last batch is the greatsword. :)

Godfiend
07-07-2008, 21:48
Man, you have some amazing quality painting jobs here, and at a rather fast pace, too. Keep it up, it's quite inspiring! :)

klstrider28
09-07-2008, 18:21
let's get revitalizing in here...

Novogord_Vivendi
11-07-2008, 18:54
Now, go back painting my friend, let us see some more stuff.

Kasrkin 666
11-07-2008, 20:09
Goddamn I LOVE the gritty feel to your minis!

-Sunny

Endemion
13-07-2008, 10:58
I must say, your stuff is really impressive, even more so considering how often you seem to repaint everything!

klstrider28
18-07-2008, 02:34
back now

lets get right into it
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m28-1.jpg

*angelic music plays*

This book is amazing IMO and I like where the game is going. With that being said i've gotten back into 40k, painting mostly minis from that game. My LGS has a competition/challenge to paint as many boxes of 40k by September (known as the "Golden Grot"). I've entered with my tau and have decided to stick with the desert tau but am now using more subdued colors in the form of a Tausept Ocre basecoat. I think that it makes them look much more real.

here's my test model that for some reason hasn't been finished yet
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m24-1.jpg

and here's a finished carbine and drone from an all carbine squad for the event
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m25-1.jpg

and with a WIP trooper.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m26-1.jpg

klstrider28
18-07-2008, 02:37
on the CSM front i have painted another marine in black legion colors (i swear i'm sticking to this one guys)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m21-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m22-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m23-1.jpg

and on an eldar note... i am stuck as to what craftworld to paint my revitalized space elves.

so what do you think

Biel Tan or Siam-Hann
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m18-1.jpg

klstrider28
18-07-2008, 02:42
the golden grot competition has inspired me to buy more tau for some reason :cries: (probabally over 5k points-wise now)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m31-1.jpg

contents

1 Tau Shas'o
2 Broadside Battlesuits
1 Devilfish
8 Fire Warriors

and from the box, here's my THIRD commander to date
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m29-1.jpg

and some FWS
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m30-1.jpg

i'm taking my time building these guys as there is little hurry (or so i think)

klstrider28
18-07-2008, 02:48
now for fantasy

*cracks knuckles*

not much i can show you i'm afraid

my daemonettes are progressing like molasses (finally based some)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m19-1.jpg

i have begun to dull down my bloodletters to make them more real (god bless the new cidatel washes). IMO they never take a good pic. They look much better in person.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m20-1.jpg


at least my elves are moving... not really
all i can show is my Prince ATM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m27-1.jpg

Kasrkin 666
18-07-2008, 03:54
Omg, loving it even more! BTW, what kind of spray paint do you use?

-Sunny

Crisis_Core
18-07-2008, 05:50
Those CSM are *******' great - what are you using for the gold? You can never have enough gold recipes :p

I reckon you should do the Siam-Hann, love those reds!

klstrider28
18-07-2008, 21:42
Those CSM are *******' great - what are you using for the gold? You can never have enough gold recipes :p

I reckon you should do the Siam-Hann, love those reds!

Bestial brown
light flesh wash
shining gold
burnished gold
very fine detail flesh wash to make the armour appear worn

my only problem with siam hann (other than the conflicting ways to pronounce it and the fact that i have NO jetbikes) is how to base them. Any ideas guys?

klstrider28
22-07-2008, 02:19
woot 101st post

right now that i'm back from a short picture hiatus i'd like to show you all my slow but steady 40k progressions.

2 more tau FWs with carbines. one was the previous WIP and the other was painted today.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m32-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m33-1.jpg

now the squad as of today
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m34-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m35-1.jpg

klstrider28
22-07-2008, 02:23
Gawsh i love those taus

as for eldar, i think i'll stick with Siam-hann mainly because of how happy i am with how this ranger turned out
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m38-1.jpg

here's a WIP banshee
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m37-1.jpg

my blurry DA's (not sure which scheme to go with)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m40-1.jpg


and finally i though that i should give you all a better look at Yriel
spear not finished obviously but...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m36-1.jpg

klstrider28
22-07-2008, 02:26
and for the fantasy i have very little in the form of pics but hopefully this captain will hold their place until later.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m39-1.jpg

klstrider28
02-08-2008, 17:07
wow no comments :cries:
lets fix that

i have more updates and hopefully i will have the pics by this evening

Slaaaaaanesh
02-08-2008, 17:41
I think that it's probably taken a while for people to pick their jaws up from seeing all your painting awesomeness, so I'm sure more comment will come! :)

Personally I love the Tau firewarriors they look far more menacing than usual.

Harry
02-08-2008, 20:37
It all looks pretty good to me mate.

Those deamonettes are as nice a job as I ahve seen done on them anywhere.

Great stuff.

You have made a name for yourself as far as I am concearned. I always check in to see what you ahve been up to.
Sorry I don't always take the time to post.
Look forwrad to seeing what you have been up to next.

Dino
02-08-2008, 21:31
I've been watchin this log for a while and I think your doing a great job.

I really like the empire stuff as i'm an empire fan myself. I hope we get to see more of it soon.

The elves look nice as well along with everything else.

Keep up the great work.

klstrider28
03-08-2008, 02:37
as promised, here's my update.

on the elven front i managed to finish 5 more spears today (all thats left is basing)...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m41.jpg

here's the unit as of now
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m42-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m43-1.jpg


not sure if i've posted this but here's a bad resolution pic of a silver helm.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m49-1.jpg

klstrider28
03-08-2008, 02:41
Now for Daemons...

I got me some plague-bearers, nurglings, and a GUO. I must thank Skulliz's log for inspiring me to do them.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m44-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m48-1.jpg

as for empire, i've been working on that standard bearer.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m47-1.jpg

and finally for tau i painted another FW for the squad
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m46-1.jpg

BDJV
03-08-2008, 02:46
Outstanding work, those Tau are some of the best Tau I've ever seen.

Dino
03-08-2008, 03:04
Nice job on the standard bearer. I like the symbol on the standard, very nice and clean.

Elves look nice as well.

The plague bearers, very plague ridden. Now lets see how the GUO looks with some paint on it soon.

Tau look just as good. Keep up the incredible work.

MF3000
03-08-2008, 03:26
Oh wow, the green highelves look very nice.

sj

klstrider28
05-08-2008, 21:58
very little new things painted to show y'all except these based elves (though they are already well known in this thread, but to recap...)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m55.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m56-1.jpg

klstrider28
05-08-2008, 22:05
As for new minis though i've been very busy building. Yesterday was "bitz" trading at my LGS and I left with a fair amount of things such as...

5 Horrors of Tzeentch
35 Bloodletters (10 to be lesser daemons for my CSMs)
5 Flesh Hounds
2 Chaos Spawn
13 White Lions with Command
Kurt Hellborg
5 Pistollers

and here's what i've gotten into...


for my fantasy daemons i have started a tzeentch HQ/charactrer project.
here's my herald
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m50-1.jpg



and here are the blue scribes
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m52-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m51-1.jpg



i have also assembled the 2 spawn, and despite GW's claim that no 2 spawns are the same, I tried my best to assemble them just as they appear on the box.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m53-1.jpg

BDJV
05-08-2008, 22:56
The Blue Scribes are awesome, can't wait to see 'em painted!

t-o-l-o
06-08-2008, 02:03
The HE look stunning in green keep up the good work!

Saulot
06-08-2008, 03:51
I always check your thread klstrider28!
Loving everything in it! Even love the 40k Stuff though I don't play it / have any idea about it! :P

Elves are coming along very nicely! Keep it up!

klstrider28
07-08-2008, 01:29
i just realized that i never posted a workspace photo
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m59-2.jpg

klstrider28
07-08-2008, 01:32
^very clean and organized many say

anyway, i got some stuff done today

I've been working on my bloodletters and here's the result (still WIP)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m58-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m57-1.jpg

here's a WIP elf musician for my first regiment. Hopefully they will be done soon (then its on to regiment 2)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m61-2.jpg


and a decent pic of my dire avenger test model
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m60-1.jpg

Nephilim of Sin
07-08-2008, 01:49
I am loving those Blue Scribes. Very, very cool!

By the way, your workspace is clean and organized compared to mine, which also doubles as a closet.

Saulot
07-08-2008, 02:09
You are actually painting THE table!!!

Hahahaha

klstrider28
21-08-2008, 03:34
back now warseer...

I was on vacation last week but that doesn't mean i didn't get anything done...


on the High Elf Front here are my swordmasters coming along quite nicely (still WIP)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m3-2.jpg

and my shadow warriors trekking along slowly
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m2-2.jpg

klstrider28
21-08-2008, 03:39
and then from the chaos wastes....























came daemons.....


i'm liking the lava-themed bases which means that i must painstakingly peel off modelling sand from bases *cries to himself*

but i believe it will all be worth it in the end...

you be the judge... daemonettes!!!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m4-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m5-2.jpg

i'm changing up my GUO
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m6-2.jpg


and heres a new creation of mine that lives close to my heart
my scratch-built changeling
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m1-2.jpg

mrtn
21-08-2008, 08:12
It's looking good.
:)

Hadriel Caine
21-08-2008, 10:44
great log, great variety and very dark painting style, I like it!

best HE colour scheme ever, love the green, they somehow look less poncey...

very nice indeed...

Luke
22-08-2008, 19:07
Wow, those demonettes are amazing! Crazy, I must get some.

t-o-l-o
23-08-2008, 17:35
Looking good a usual!

JLEH
23-08-2008, 20:06
Great colour scheme for the Swordmasters. I'm gonna steal it!

Filie
24-08-2008, 12:32
Really loving the Daemonettes and the Changeling/bluescribes there.

Really characterfull

klstrider28
28-08-2008, 02:43
thanks a lot guys I have no idea where i'd be without kind words to keep me going...

back again

i've been building up my daemons lately. right now my force (including unbuilt) consists of...

1 GUO
1 LOC
1 Herald of Nurgle on Palanquin
the Masque
the Blue Scribes
the changeling
herald of tzeentch on foot
30 daemonettes
35 bloodletters
19 plague bearers
12 Pink Horrors
4 nurgling bases
5 flesh hounds
2 bloodcrushers

anyway here's a glimpse of what i've built

herald of nurgle
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m13-2.jpg

LOC
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m14-1.jpg

btw 40k is coming along but slowly
here's what i can show (another WIP FW)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m15-2.jpg

klstrider28
28-08-2008, 02:47
now for what has been painted

another daemonette done


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m12-2.jpg


with a fifth WIP


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m11-2.jpg



empire wise, i've started on some crossbows (test model)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m9-2.jpg



and for high elves i've started some archers (test model)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m10-2.jpg



as always C&C appreciated.

oh and i can't decide how to paint my Wood Elves
any suggestions?

Kasrkin 666
28-08-2008, 17:24
Wow. Amazing stuff as always!

-Sunny

the-skylord
28-08-2008, 19:10
I've been working on my bloodletters and here's the result (still WIP)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m58-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m57-1.jpg



Hi mate, your paintings amazing!

Is it possible to say how you got the bright red on the bloodletters? and what coluor of undercoat did you you use? Thank you.

Those CSM are looking good, i've changed my own colour scheme quite a few times before I was happy with them!

Arduhn
28-08-2008, 20:30
Subscribed! Amazing stuff man, I wish I could do freehand half as well as you.

klstrider28
28-08-2008, 23:56
no problem the-skylord

I start out with a base of merchite red over all of the model's skin
then I use a wash of Baal Red. The scales then get a devlan mud wash.
For the skin after the wash I build up with blood red, followed by a mix of blood red and blazing orange then finally highlight with blazed orange. The scales end up being blazing orange dots.

klstrider28
29-08-2008, 22:49
a bit more to show you guys

i've based 2 daemonettes and have one short of a rank
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m17-2.jpg

and my death guard aspiring champ still a WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m16-2.jpg

Harry
30-08-2008, 05:44
Your daemonettes are the best i have seen.
Also I Love the lava bases.
I like the robes on the High Elf ... Beautifully done although I can't say it screams 'High Elf' at me.
Maybe you could try a white with blue theme on your woodies. :D

mrtn
30-08-2008, 10:49
Nice painting as usual.

Crisis_Core
31-08-2008, 02:09
Your HE archer rocks! Could I enquire as to what the recipes for the green and brown are?

klstrider28
09-09-2008, 02:06
Your HE archer rocks! Could I enquire as to what the recipes for the green and brown are?

no problem

green= orkhide shade+knarlock green+mix of knarloc green and bleached bone

brown=bestial brown+ taned flesh+dwarf flesh+elf flesh

now i'm back and what do i have to show for it

how about the 2 models from the new WD
imperial fists termie (WIP)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m18-2.jpg
goff nob (WIP)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m21-2.jpg

they will be a good test for this...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m20-2.jpg

klstrider28
09-09-2008, 02:09
i'm going to paint black reach up for a store contest.

for 40k misc here's another chaos marine that i've been working on
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m19-2.jpg

and misc for fantasy
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m22-2.jpg

klstrider28
14-09-2008, 02:28
well i decided that i didn't care for imperial fists or my ork skin tone... :rolleyes:

so here's what i've accomplished with new inspiration (WIP)
an infinately more badass looking Goff
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m23-2.jpg

an ultramarines seargant
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m24-2.jpg

and the first member of his squad
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m25-2.jpg

Hollopoint
14-09-2008, 02:48
You sure have an erratic painting style :D. I like it, lots of variety and some very nice painting on display. Stand-outs so far for me are - Demons, Tau and your Empire. Keep up the good work!

Kasrkin 666
14-09-2008, 03:03
That Ork is beautiful! How did you do it? And the UM are nice too! Love that Captain!:D

-Sunny

Khrangar
14-09-2008, 03:04
The 'badass looking Goff' has mold lines on his axe. I will admit though, he does look badass. Good job :).

Khrangar

klstrider28
21-09-2008, 03:14
The 'badass looking Goff' has mold lines on his axe. I will admit though, he does look badass. Good job.

Khrangar

*sighs*

better? probabally not by much though... i hate filing
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m27-2.jpg


anyway i've been painting black reach solely for this past week

here are the rest of my WIP nobs as they progress
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m29-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m30-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m31-2.jpg

klstrider28
21-09-2008, 03:16
and
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m32-2.jpg

i've started on some boys as well
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m33-2.jpg

here's all of em together ....(WAAAAGHHHH!!!!)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m26-2.jpg

klstrider28
21-09-2008, 03:18
and finally my spess marines

i managed to get two done this week
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m34-2.jpg

giving me a grand total of 3 painted marines
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m35-2.jpg

cheers!

klstrider28
22-09-2008, 02:09
i managed to get two more marines painted today
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m36-2.jpg

i now have a 5-man squad
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m37-2.jpg

Kasrkin 666
22-09-2008, 03:20
Great stuff! The Orks are beautiful! And so are the UM. Can't wait to see the higher-ups get some paint.

-Sunny

Novogord_Vivendi
23-09-2008, 10:20
I personally liked the Imperial Fists more, but that doesn't mean that your Ultra Marines don't look good!

Meraklis
23-09-2008, 11:27
I am absolutely amazed at your painting! Can you tell me how you paint the metal?

klstrider28
30-09-2008, 20:25
I am absolutely amazed at your painting! Can you tell me how you paint the metal?

depends what metal you mean?

usually i use boltgun metal
with a badhab black wash
then chainmail
then occasionally mithril silver

anyway....

back now and have finished my final 5 for the tactical squad
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m38-2.jpg

here's the full squad
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m39-2.jpg

all that's left for them is basing.

klstrider28
02-10-2008, 01:16
wow i guess i need to post at better times :p

well i've now completely based my first tactical squad
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m40-2.jpg
this is quite an accomplishment for me (i haven't ever finished a 40k squad completely)


and now i'm starting my terminators
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m41-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m42-2.jpg

how's it looking?

Kasrkin 666
02-10-2008, 06:30
It's looking amazing friend! And those UM...nice! Crisp paintjob. Lovin it!:D

-Sunny

klstrider28
18-10-2008, 00:22
back again...

grassed the marines
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m44-2.jpg

managed to paint 3 more termies
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m43-2.jpg

after some bitz trading i have come into some more spess marines
here's a seargent WIP
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m45-2.jpg

here are the orks as they slowly progress (started some newbies)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m46-2.jpg

C&C always welcome

MF3000
18-10-2008, 04:35
This is highly impressive.

sj

Kasrkin 666
18-10-2008, 18:52
I still want to now how you did the Ork skin:p.

-Sunny

Ravenheart
18-10-2008, 19:31
That's all looking extremly good. Keep it up!

klstrider28
19-10-2008, 02:09
dun dun dun dun!!!
something amazing has happened
klstrider figured out how to take professional looking pics!!!...
thats right. no more pics of the admittedly fascinating basement background.

see for yourselves

me marines
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m47-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m48-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m53-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m54-2.jpg

klstrider28
19-10-2008, 02:10
and it doesn't stop there
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m49-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m52-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m55-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m51-2.jpg

klstrider28
19-10-2008, 02:11
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m57-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m56-2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m50-2.jpg

expect this to be the norm from now on ;)

Kasrkin 666
19-10-2008, 07:36
Nice! Beautiful mini's now even MORE beautiful!

-Sunny

klstrider28
20-10-2008, 02:18
I still want to now how you did the Ork skin:p.

-Sunny

no problem

1.orkhide shade
2.snot green
3.goblin green
4.goblin green+skull white
and there you have an ork

Kasrkin 666
20-10-2008, 02:56
So simple....yet so, so...AMAZING!:p Thanks bro!

-Sunny

ReaperOfSouls
20-10-2008, 06:05
Soo many great models! Impressive! Keep it up :)

klstrider28
07-12-2008, 20:17
back again

i've been painting this whole time don't you all worry, it is only now that i have pics to show.

to start off with, i've based the terminators
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m59-3.jpg

i've almost finished my dreadnaught
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m60-3.jpg

an a bit of an extended preview to everyone, my salamander captain
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m62-1.jpg

klstrider28
07-12-2008, 20:19
on the fantasy front,

i took a more detailed pic of my spearelves
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m61-3.jpg

i've begun a test scheme for my sea guard
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m63-1.jpg

and have begun some imperial swordsmen
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m58-2.jpg

warflag
07-12-2008, 20:52
That is some mighty fine painting going on here.
Funny thing is, at first sight your stuff looks exactly like the stuff in WDīs. And this is a big compliment! Because I know how hard it is to paint the minis like this.
Keep it up!

Cheers
Bart

Kasrkin 666
08-12-2008, 02:50
Oh that Salamander Captain is amazing!:D

-Sunny

klstrider28
12-12-2008, 20:11
thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
i'm bumping this thread for multiple reasons (aside from my blatant man-whooring)
first because i'm almost finished with the first five empire swordsmen

and second to mention that i'm planning to sell most if not all of my beast and daemon armies on ebay including the painted models that have been shown in this thread.
don't worry, i still have a lot to paint. just trying to lighten up the load a bit.
if anyone is interested in any models, let me know via PM.

i'll probabally post a list of my inventory for both armies later tonight if anyone is interested.

peace...


-klstrider28

Magos Explorator
12-12-2008, 20:23
I really like the Salamanders captain. A good variant on the Black Reach figure.

I'm also enjoying the natural colours on the High Elf spearmen!

klstrider28
15-12-2008, 20:32
managed to finish the first rank of swordsmen
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m66-1.jpg

and am working on a battlesuit
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m65-1.jpg

Edahlo
15-12-2008, 20:59
Nice paint jobs! I like those High Elves, never seen them done in green before.

tancrede
16-12-2008, 05:35
Very nice painting here, man ! Keep us showing good stuff !

klstrider28
20-12-2008, 23:41
thanks guys


managed to finish another rank
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m68-1.jpg

here's the unit
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m69.jpg

here's the army as of now
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m67-1.jpg

i'm pretty happy about this army. it seems fitting to have a blue and yellow army seeing how i just got admitted to the university of Michigan....

cheers.

Dino
21-12-2008, 00:40
It looks really great together. Are the yellows on your guys long and though to paint?

klstrider28
02-01-2009, 18:17
It looks really great together. Are the yellows on your guys long and though to paint?

with time it becomes easier. my only gripe is that GW's foundation paints pass their peak of use too quickly, requiring me to "thin my paints" (to refrence /tg/... i'm so ashamed).

klstrider28
02-01-2009, 19:20
alright, time for an update

i'm working on finishing the swordsmen and their command and hope they'll be done soon.

but now i need some opinions.

as usual i'm conflicted on how to paint my orks... skin that is

first, we have my first scheme, a scheme that i find a bit cartooney
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m71-1.jpg

and here's my new scheme. much darker and more realistic.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m70-1.jpg

klstrider28
02-01-2009, 19:25
it's quite difficult to decide..

especially when i see a model like this and think about stripping his paints.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m75-1.jpg

O SHI- behind you!!!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m72-1.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m73-1.jpg

NOOOOOOO!!!!1!!one!1

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m74-1.jpg

MONSTER!!! Damn you to hell!!!


Oh the orkanity!!!
A fully documented cat attack on my defenseless mini...


/end transmission////

loveless
02-01-2009, 20:38
klstrider28...that post was excellent. I cannot give you enough kudos for the cat attack.


Also, the Orks look great :p

EmperorNorton
02-01-2009, 22:00
Poor Ork...

I like the lighter skin better. As far as I'm concerned Orks are totally allowed to look a bit cartoony.

klstrider28
08-01-2009, 01:16
thanks for the feedback guys
updates will come shortly

klstrider28
11-01-2009, 22:27
and here it is...

Despite all of the vote (only 1) for the cartooney orks, and the none for the realistic ones, i've decided to go with the latter, as i'm disposed to do often...

I've started using fleurescent lights for my pics, mainly because of the white light, which brings out the details in my pics.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m76-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m77-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m78-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m79-1.jpg

klstrider28
11-01-2009, 22:28
the squad as of today
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m80-1.jpg

and the slow progress of my AOBR captain
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m81-1.jpg

as always, thanks for the support

Mr Potato Head
12-01-2009, 08:10
Just come across this thread, lovely stuff. I know its a bit late but I think you definitely went for the right ork skin tone, gritty and real is the way to go.

Just a quick question about your high elves, could you let me know what colours you used for their skin? Cheers

Lt.Rasczak
12-01-2009, 14:52
I really like the skin for your orks, very gritty and realistic. I always imagined orks with skin tones like those, the cartoony bright green orks always felt more like fantasy than 40k. Keep up the great work, any chance for a quick tutorial on the ork skin?

klstrider28
21-01-2009, 01:19
I really like the skin for your orks, very gritty and realistic. I always imagined orks with skin tones like those, the cartoony bright green orks always felt more like fantasy than 40k. Keep up the great work, any chance for a quick tutorial on the ork skin?

no problem


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/ork1.jpg
I start with a base for the skin or orkhide shade. I paint the teeth/horns bestial brown or whatever tooth color suits me. I then paint catachan green over the skin basecoat.


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/ork2.jpg
To brighten up the skin bit by bit, I gradually highlight it with catachan green and bleached bone, progressively adding more bleached bone to the highlight.
I paint the teeth with bleached bone as well as the horns.


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/ork3.jpg
For this phase, i paint all straps/wood/boots/gloves with scorched brown. I paint the metal bits boltgun metal. I then highlight the scorched brown areas with either dwarf flesh or tallarn flesh.


After all of that, come the inking... Devlan mud for browns, Badhab black for metals and for the recesses in the skin to give it more definition.

When it dries, touch up certain areas accordingly (chainmail over some metal, and some tallarn flesh and bleached bone over some straps). Paint goff checkers first with grey on top of the metal, then make a checker pattern with chaos black. I paint the black squares first to make it less complicated, the skull white in the other ones. The blood spatter is red gore with blood red highlighted above it. The eyes are tiny dots of blood red.


Here's the end result
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/ork4.jpg

the ground is the same mix as the boots and other brown straps. The rim is a 75/25 mix of Schorched brown and tallarn flesh respectively.

phew... good?

klstrider28
21-01-2009, 01:21
I'd also like to post the WIP pics of my Salamander captain

pretty damn happy with him so far
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m82-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m83-1.jpg


now i'm off to go read some tales of the sundering...

klstrider28
22-01-2009, 21:38
bump for my self-confidence... :cries:

MF3000
23-01-2009, 08:11
LOL I feel bad for ya. I like what you've done so far. The orks turned out far better than the Sally Commander. I get the feeling that you're painting style suits the Orks rather than the Marines... but who knows.

sj

klstrider28
25-01-2009, 22:19
thanks MF3000.

I think that the sallie captain will look better with some better pics, once they are taken...

D35t0y3r
26-01-2009, 03:17
awesome looking fig's so far! Im also wondering where you gt your magical better picture taking background paper? did you download it or get it with something? other then that

klstrider28
29-01-2009, 02:07
i believe i printed it from the beginning of spikeyjames's 40k thread, though it could've been his older one that is now closed. In any respect though, it shouldn't be too hard to find here on warseer, seeing how many people use it.


as for my painting,

working on some space marine scouts. they'll be done in about a week i'm hoping.

klstrider28
23-02-2009, 22:19
alright update time

I'm considering splitting this plog into 2 plogs, fantasy and 40k...

but for the moment i'll just post my elf progress

managed to finish these 5 today
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m84-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m86-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m85-1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m87-1.jpg

klstrider28
23-02-2009, 22:20
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m89-1.jpg

as well as my 4 SMs
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m88-1.jpg


army shot as of today
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/klstrider/m90-1.jpg

Dino
23-02-2009, 22:38
Very nice work. Now lets see more empire.

MF3000
24-02-2009, 01:46
The High Elves look very pretty. Good job! Keep at it!!!

sj

de Selby
25-02-2009, 19:15
Don't make two logs, you'll end up neglecting one of them and feeling guilty. On the other hand, maybe you work harder than me...

Also, the orks n post 191 look great, not cartoony at all but still bright.

polomarko888
25-02-2009, 19:21
wow you have some very nice models i must say.

how do you get the yellow on your empire so good? can you go through it step by step, do you use a black base coat?