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Destris
06-01-2007, 13:58
Hi all,
This is the beginning a a long term slow project log about my new FW Elysian army. First of all, a quick list of thank you's for helping me with various models, rules, inspiration and generally how to work with resin:
Hulkster,
Gitburna,
Wintermute,
Gobboslayer,
Schoolcomorant and Insane Psychopath for making me get this started,
And of course the man himself: Deadleyheadley for various, pictures, bases, hints, tips and inspiration.

Anyway, I now currently have:
2 Valkyrie w/ Door Gunners
1 Set of Rocket Pods
2 Troop Squads
Melta Squad
Heavy Bolter Squad
Command HQ Squad
2 Cyclops
Drop Sentinel
Special Weapons Squad
Hardened Vets Squad.

So far I have built the SW squad, Command HQ Squad, the DS and a Cyclops. I'm currently working on the first Valkyrie.

Anyways, onto the pics:

Sentinel:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0925.jpg
Sentinel w/ Heavy Bolter
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0926.jpg
Sentinel Turned
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0927.jpg
Sentinel in bits
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0928.jpg
On with the comments! BTW, I am pretty slow at this sort of thing, so don't expect the sort of constant updates Deadley comes up with.
Steve

Destris
06-01-2007, 14:00
Special Weapons Squad:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0930.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0931.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0936.jpg
Cyclops:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0929.jpg
Steve

Destris
06-01-2007, 14:01
Command HQ:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0942.jpg
Commander:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0946.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0947.jpg
Yes, he is magnetised. 8 magnets in a guy an inch tall.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0948.jpg
Steve

Destris
06-01-2007, 14:02
What I have done so far on the Valkyrie:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0955.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0957.jpg
Bits partially cleaned:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0954.jpg
Steve

Destris
06-01-2007, 14:07
Valkyrie interior:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0951.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0964.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0963.jpg
With a red light:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0965.jpg
Steve

Destris
06-01-2007, 14:09
Finally my workspaces:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0950.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0949.jpg
Steve
PS: Sorry for the bad quality of some of the pics.

schoolcormorant
06-01-2007, 14:57
nice work so far mate, excellent that you've built so much, glad you've got it off the ground (rubbish valk pun).
you've done an excellent job cleaning up the parts and i bet magnetizing each guy is taking it's time.
any colour shemes sorted yet?
SC

Destris
06-01-2007, 15:31
Thanks for the comment SC :). The colour scheme is going to be Desert yellow fatigues with Grey armour (the taros scheme). I'm also trying it with Vallejo's, this will be my first try with Vallejo paints so I'll see how it goes :).
Steve

Insane Psychopath
06-01-2007, 15:36
All look very good so far. Will be keeping a eye on this topic :D

So how easy/hard do you find putting the Elysian together & same gose for the Valkyrie

IP

Destris
06-01-2007, 16:02
All look very good so far. Will be keeping a eye on this topic :D

So how easy/hard do you find putting the Elysian together & same gose for the Valkyrie

IP

The Elysians aren't too bad, you just need to wait a while for the superglue to take hold, and the shoulderpads are really nasty. The Valkyrie however. Nothing fits. Seriously. Most of it isn't too bad, but the two main fulelage halves seem to be from completely diffirent sized models, and required a lot of bending as GSing when the were stuck together. Behind the nose at the front of the fuselage was nasty, one bit stuck out quite a way further than the other, and required a lot of filling behind it. Also, the bits on the bottom of the fulelage that go onto the nose were set to be a nightmare, but when I got them glued together they weren't actually so bad, just required a bit of GS.

Thanks for the comments, keep them coming!
Steve

schoolcormorant
06-01-2007, 16:28
the shoulderpads are really nasty.

he's not lying, getting them off the sprue is a bitch to start with.

SC

TheOneWithNoName
06-01-2007, 16:30
Another Elysian log is always a welcome addition to this forum. I look forward to your stuff fully painted
.

Destris
06-01-2007, 17:05
he's not lying, getting them off the sprue is a bitch to start with.

SC

Especially when some of them have nasty airbubbles to start with :cries:.


Another Elysian log is always a welcome addition to this forum. I look forward to your stuff fully painted
.

Thanks mate, painting will start as soon as I have everything assembled. I'm going to go do some more on the Valkyrie now, so keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

Astador
06-01-2007, 17:08
Looking good mate! Keep up the good work!

Destris
06-01-2007, 17:10
Thanks Astador :). I'm currently putting the interior into the Valkyrie, so pics should be later tonight or tomorrow :).
Steve

Astador
06-01-2007, 17:24
Good! We need more more more pics! lol Haha

Deadleyheadley
06-01-2007, 17:41
Looking good :) ,as for the shoulderpads there a bit of a pain its not the cutting out of the sprues it glueing them on with out sticking it to your fingers ,out of interest how many are damaged I might have some spares once Ive built all my troops ,PM me with the bits you are short ,I can see what I can sort out ,Use yorkshire men need to stick together :D

Hulkster
06-01-2007, 18:09
congrats on getting that far mate

i had a hard enough time with a FW whirlwind turret let alone an aircraft lol

Destris
06-01-2007, 18:20
Good! We need more more more pics! lol Haha

I'll have them tomorrow morning, promise.


Looking good :) ,as for the shoulderpads there a bit of a pain its not the cutting out of the sprues it glueing them on with out sticking it to your fingers ,out of interest how many are damaged I might have some spares once Ive built all my troops ,PM me with the bits you are short ,I can see what I can sort out ,Use yorkshire men need to stick together :D

Deadley, sir you are my saivour. PM sent :D.


congrats on getting that far mate

i had a hard enough time with a FW whirlwind turret let alone an aircraft lol

Thanks mate, it's not easy but it goes well enough :). The new piece came from FW BTW.
Steve

Destris
06-01-2007, 19:07
Right guys, I've got a spare 10 minutes now so I'm going to go and take a couple of pics of the finished interior of the Valkyrie :).
Steve

Aalok
06-01-2007, 19:14
Sweet. I always like to see Elysians. I'll keep my eye on this.

Destris
06-01-2007, 19:33
Pics!

I got the seating array + arms inside the Valkyrie. That was annoying..

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0971.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0972.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0976.jpg
Steve
Sorry for the goddamn awful pics.

Green-is-best
06-01-2007, 20:10
Great work! I really like the interior work on the Valk.

schoolcormorant
06-01-2007, 20:14
seats down!
very good work Destris, you've put alot of effort in.

did you get door gunners?
SC

Ventris_Fellstorm
06-01-2007, 20:29
We iz wuving it! Nice stuff indeed, more Elysians...more pics...Keep up the good work...

Destris
06-01-2007, 20:50
Great work! I really like the interior work on the Valk.

Thanks mate, it took long enough :).


seats down!
very good work Destris, you've put alot of effort in.

did you get door gunners?
SC

You think I'd put all this effort into a model without accessorising? Course I did! Got some for my other Valkyrie as well, I'll get pics tommorow.


We iz wuving it! Nice stuff indeed, more Elysians...more pics...Keep up the good work...

Thanks mate :).
Steve

Destris
07-01-2007, 07:35
Hi again all,
Last night I got the 2 Fuselage landing skids on, and the sensor array on the front of the Valkyrie. Plan for today is to get the 2 big poles all cleaned up and glued on, which means I will also have to put the tail fin on. I'm going to start on painting the pilots sometime soon as well :).

Pics ASAP.
Steve

Astador
07-01-2007, 07:41
Looking good mate! Keep it up!

Destris
07-01-2007, 08:18
Pics!
Better shots of inside the Valkyrie:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0995.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0994.jpg
My FW stuff:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1010.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1011.jpg
Steve

Destris
07-01-2007, 08:20
More pictures!
Door Gunners:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1008.jpg
Pilots:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1006.jpg
Sensor Array:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0983.jpg
Bits I want to get on in my spare time today:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0986.jpg
Steve

Destris
07-01-2007, 08:21
Even more pictures!
Valkyrie as assembled at the moment:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0982.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0979.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN0977.jpg
Steve

Destris
07-01-2007, 08:24
In the background of one of the pics you can see the box for the ISS model I need to build for display in the crew quaters of KSC. And I haven't even started it yet :eek:.
Steve

Destris
07-01-2007, 09:01
Come on guys, I need comments!
Steve

dave is the best
07-01-2007, 09:23
wow. How much eleysians do you have? Nice start i would quite like to see some infantry done. I might start elysians.

Dave

Destris
07-01-2007, 10:35
wow. How much eleysians do you have? Nice start i would quite like to see some infantry done. I might start elysians.

Dave

About a quarter of what Deadley has :p. There's a list of what I've got in the first post. If you want to start Elysians, go for it, but I will warn you they are a hell of a lot of effort and break ridiculously easily. Then there is the washing, and the goddamn fitting of the Valkyrie. /rant.

If you want infantry, you'll get infantry. I'll do a 10 man squad when I've finished building the Valk.

I still think they are worth it though :D. The resin detail blows your mind (apart from on the Valk, when it blows your patience :p). Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

EDIT: I have £430 of Elysians I think. I didn't pay for the Valk I'm doing, the Door Gunners for it, the rocket pods or the second Cyclops, got them in an excellent trade :). (You know who you are...)

dave is the best
07-01-2007, 11:52
If you want infantry, you'll get infantry. I'll do a 10 man squad when I've finished building the Valk.




Cool thanks:). No one has as much as Deadley:p although Chaos and Evil might.

dave

Destris
07-01-2007, 12:01
Cool thanks. No one has as much as Deadley:p although Chaos and Evil might.

dave

No problem mate :). Yeah, C+E might be close, but how much more can someone have than Deadley's houseload? :p

I've just finished sticking the 2 big poles onto the Valk, they're drying at the moment and covered in elastic bands :).
Steve

Nid123
07-01-2007, 12:09
These look well cool :D. When can u do the melter squad.

Destris
07-01-2007, 12:11
These look well cool :D. When can u do the melter squad.

Thanks for the comment mate :). I'm doing the Valkyrie at the moment, and I'm doing a troop squad next, so I'll do the meltasquad after that :).
Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
07-01-2007, 12:21
Your next purchase should be a lascutter squad just for the fact that this (new) special weapon is too interesting to pass up. Well, I wish at least that Forge World could do lascutters for other Imperial Guard armies, spare or arm-mounted.

Anyway: looking good!

Voronwe

Destris
07-01-2007, 13:22
;1199605']Your next purchase should be a lascutter squad just for the fact that this (new) special weapon is too interesting to pass up. Well, I wish at least that Forge World could do lascutters for other Imperial Guard armies, spare or arm-mounted.

Anyway: looking good!

Voronwe

Thanks for the comment mate :). Where are the rules for the lascutters? I have both the IA3 and IA4 Elysian rules, and I remember seeing them, but I can't remember where :p. Is it something like assault only, strength 10 single attack? I have the experimental rules for the scanner saved :). Keep the comments coming!
Steve

FarseerUshanti
07-01-2007, 15:55
Excellent work. I have always loved Elysians, then I look at the prices and realize why I have only bought one thing from Forge World ever (Avatar) To stinking expensive, but good luck What paint scheme are you looking for with these guys

Destris
07-01-2007, 16:50
Excellent work. I have always loved Elysians, then I look at the prices and realize why I have only bought one thing from Forge World ever (Avatar) To stinking expensive, but good luck What paint scheme are you looking for with these guys

Thanks for the comment. Yeah FW is expensive but I think it is totally worth it :). Colour scheme will be Desert Yellow fatigues and Grey armour. I'm going to try it with Vallejo's, but it's my first try at using them :skull:.

I've just finished getting the main engines and the piece in the middle of the roof on the Valkyrie, damn things wouldn't fit. There wasn't enough space on the roof for them all, lots off filing required. Pics ASAP.
Steve

gitburna
08-01-2007, 12:21
Hey, hope to see more of this work when you get time. Keep the rumours coming too! Thanks for the mention, if theres anything else i can help with just send me a message!

You might want to have a look out for old plastic guardsmen from the rogue trader era , they look quite similar to the elysians, they might be usable in some form or other.

Best wishes

gitburna
08-01-2007, 12:26
Thanks for the comment mate :). Where are the rules for the lascutters? I have both the IA3 and IA4 Elysian rules, and I remember seeing them, but I can't remember where :p. Is it something like assault only, strength 10 single attack? I have the experimental rules for the scanner saved :). Keep the comments coming!
Steve

Thats it.. Theyre on the first page of the d-99 rules, as they were used "historically" to cut through into the anphelion complexes.

pompeyladbfp
08-01-2007, 13:19
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/pompeyladbfp/elysianproject/DSCF0502.jpg

good to see another elysian... mines at 1750 now with 2 flyers. vulture and valk... and yes valk is a **** to get looking good, dremmel helps!
if your looking for flying bases i used art mounting bits of wood (about £1.50 from art shops) they come in nice rounded shape with smoothed edges:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/pompeyladbfp/elysianproject/DSCF0531.jpg

Destris
08-01-2007, 15:25
Hey, hope to see more of this work when you get time. Keep the rumours coming too! Thanks for the mention, if theres anything else i can help with just send me a message!

You might want to have a look out for old plastic guardsmen from the rogue trader era , they look quite similar to the elysians, they might be usable in some form or other.

Best wishes

Thanks mate, I'll have a look :).


Thats it.. Theyre on the first page of the d-99 rules, as they were used "historically" to cut through into the anphelion complexes.

Thanks again :D.



good to see another elysian... mines at 1750 now with 2 flyers. vulture and valk... and yes valk is a **** to get looking good, dremmel helps!
if your looking for flying bases i used art mounting bits of wood (about 1.50 from art shops) they come in nice rounded shape with smoothed edges:


Nice army. Thanks for the advice, I'll have a look around.

Keep the comments coming guys, I'll get some new pics tonight :).
Steve

Destris
09-01-2007, 07:35
UPDATE:
Well, I have the poles on the Valkyrie, the main tail wing on, both engines and intakes on, and the bit in the middle of the engines on. Also, I've cleaned up the boxes for the Lascannon and the Sensor thingy and the navigation lights.
Sorry for the lack of pics, I'm having trouble with the camera :(.
Steve

Destris
09-01-2007, 15:38
1000 views and only 20 odd comments :(. Come on guys, I need support here!
Or is it all rubbish?

Do you wish I never started this?

:cries:

I'll try get some pics tonight.
Steve
PS: @ Everyone: Only pulling your leg, but comments would be nice :).

dave is the best
09-01-2007, 15:48
I love this thread. I know how you feel no one ever posts on my log!

Keep up the good work.

Dave

Destris
09-01-2007, 16:06
I love this thread. I know how you feel no one ever posts on my log!

Keep up the good work.

Dave

Hey, I'm still waiting for that Avatar! :)

Thanks for the comment mate, it really helps me get a move on :D.

Keep 'em coming!
Steve

ghost hunter
09-01-2007, 16:23
Hi i do Elysian D-99 vets and it is definatly worth gettin the lascutters and scanner the scanner model is as sweet as hell and the lascutters give an edge in combat.

Pompay lad what colour scheme do you use i might nick it

Destris
09-01-2007, 17:06
Hi i do Elysian D-99 vets and it is definatly worth gettin the lascutters and scanner the scanner model is as sweet as hell and the lascutters give an edge in combat.

Pompay lad what colour scheme do you use i might nick it

Right then, I've already decided my next purchases will be 2 troop squads and 2 Junior command squads to give me a legal army, and a Vulture for the hell of it :D. A couple of people have told me to get a lascutter squad now, so after that lot lascutters it is!
Steve

PS: Pics soon, uploading in photobucket @ the mo :).

PPS: The only things I want other than that is 2 Cyclops operators, I'm waiting for Deadley to get back to me about that, he's a great guy.

Deadleyheadley
09-01-2007, 17:15
Right then, I've already decided my next purchases will be 2 troop squads and 2 Junior command squads to give me a legal army, and a Vulture for the hell of it :D. A couple of people have told me to get a lascutter squad now, so after that lot lascutters it is!
Steve

PS: Pics soon, uploading in photobucket @ the mo :).

PPS: The only things I want other than that is 2 Cyclops operators, I'm waiting for Deadley to get back to me about that, he's a great guy.

Looking forward to the pictures as for the 2 operators ,I can see there been a problem once ive striped the others down this week i will work out what Ive got left :)

Destris
09-01-2007, 17:32
Looking forward to the pictures as for the 2 operators ,I can see there been a problem once ive striped the others down this week i will work out what Ive got left

What type of problem?

Anyways..

PICTURE UPDATE

Valkyrie:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1012.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1017.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1019.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1020.jpg
Steve

Destris
09-01-2007, 17:34
CONTINUED..
Bits cleaned up:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1014.jpg
Nice huge gap under the engines that needs filling:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1022.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1024.jpg
Steve

Destris
09-01-2007, 17:35
CONTINUED...
Pilots undercoated:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1026.jpg
Test base:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1028.jpg
Painting area:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1029.jpg
Steve

Destris
09-01-2007, 17:40
CONTINUED...
My airbrush, same as Deadley's: (Deadley saves the day again :p)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1025.jpg
And my Vallejo Paints, first try with these:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1033.jpg
I have:
Desert Yellow
Deck Tan
Pale Sand
Medium Grey
German Cam. Black/Brown
Drying Retarder

After trying these out on the base, I am now going to order a Black, a White, and a Flat Earth that I hope is slightly less yellowy than the desert yellow.

Anyways, comments guys!
Steve

Deadleyheadley
09-01-2007, 18:05
Sorry what I ment was i cant see a problem of sorting you out 2 Elysians :)plus the pictures evert thing looks sweet :)

Destris
09-01-2007, 18:07
Sorry what I ment was i cant see a problem of sorting you out 2 Elysians :)plus the pictures evert thing looks sweet

Oh, my bad :). Thanks for the comment mate :D.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

old guard
09-01-2007, 18:17
Urgh! Guilt! Damn I wished you hadn't shown us this. I bought one of these puppys when they first came out and it remains in a box with only the inside of the passenger compartment painted. Mmm well maybe I can draw some inspiration to get on with it. Nice job so far I'll keep looking

Destris
09-01-2007, 18:25
Urgh! Guilt! Damn I wished you hadn't shown us this. I bought one of these puppys when they first came out and it remains in a box with only the inside of the passenger compartment painted. Mmm well maybe I can draw some inspiration to get on with it. Nice job so far I'll keep looking

I'll buy it off you :p. Thanks for the comment mate, glad my thread is helping someone :D.

Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

Insane Psychopath
09-01-2007, 21:08
Destris: Good to see a few of the stuff coming along.

Your talking about how your painting the Elysian, though be cool if you could possible paint one (or a squad :D ) just to let us lot see a perview on how the army will turn out once finish.

Keep up the work

Ip

UnRiggable
09-01-2007, 23:03
Sweet jesus how did you get four pages in four days?! Some guys ahve been around for weeks and still only have one page of comments...

As for the models, very, very nice, although hard to judge on the painting of the valk as of now.

greenmtvince
10-01-2007, 00:19
I'm glad to see that someone else is going flyer crazy with their Elysians. Looking great! Yours is a constant inspiration to get mine done.

Destris
10-01-2007, 07:27
Destris: Good to see a few of the stuff coming along.

Your talking about how your painting the Elysian, though be cool if you could possible paint one (or a squad) just to let us lot see a perview on how the army will turn out once finish.

Keep up the work

Ip

OK guys, you win :p. I can't paint the Valkyrie pilots until my new paints turn up, so I'll finish building the Valkyrie then I'll paint a squad. How does that sound?


Sweet jesus how did you get four pages in four days?! Some guys ahve been around for weeks and still only have one page of comments...

As for the models, very, very nice, although hard to judge on the painting of the valk as of now.

See above :). I got 4 pages because most of the comments are mine :p.


I'm glad to see that someone else is going flyer crazy with their Elysians. Looking great! Yours is a constant inspiration to get mine done.

Thanks mate :).

Keep the comments coming guys, update tonight!
Steve

GobboSlayer
10-01-2007, 15:24
Wow, these look well cool destris. on a scale of 1-10 how hard was the valkarie to put together? keep up the good work looking forward to updates.

Destris
10-01-2007, 17:20
Wow, these look well cool destris. on a scale of 1-10 how hard was the valkarie to put together? keep up the good work looking forward to updates.

Hi mate, thanks for the comment :).

Building the Valkyrie is not easy. A lot of dremmeling, filling and filing is needed. Compared to standard GW models I would give it a 9 or 10, and compared to other FW models about a 6-7. Updates will be tonight or tommorow mate, I've just magnetised the lascannon on the Valk :).

Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

PS: I've decided that when I've sorted bits out with Deadley, I will paint a Cyclops operator to show off my colour scheme :).

Deadleyheadley
10-01-2007, 17:44
Hi mate, thanks for the comment :).

Building the Valkyrie is not easy. A lot of dremmeling, filling and filing is needed. Compared to standard GW models I would give it a 9 or 10, and compared to other FW models about a 6-7. Updates will be tonight or tommorow mate, I've just magnetised the lascannon on the Valk :).

Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

PS: I've decided that when I've sorted bits out with Deadley, I will paint a Cyclops operator to show off my colour scheme :).

Ok I will strip the rest of the Elysians tommorow night ,Then I can sort you 2 guys out once ive sorted through what I need and get then I will get them in the post to you :)

Destris
10-01-2007, 18:05
Ok I will strip the rest of the Elysians tommorow night ,Then I can sort you 2 guys out once ive sorted through what I need and get then I will get them in the post to you :)

Thanks a lot mate :D. You have the specific list of bits I need, if there is anything missing just substitute something else in. Do you want anything in return?
Thanks again mate :).
Steve
EDIT: Did you say you had that bit from the Cadian heavy weapons as well? I've deleted my PM's :(.

pompeyladbfp
10-01-2007, 18:44
Pompay lad what colour scheme do you use i might nick it

black undercoat, vallejo desert colour (or gw) brown inkwash and then rehighlight using a further highlight mixed with bit of bleached bone... armour is dark grey mix.

good work destris keep it up

Destris
10-01-2007, 19:20
good work destris keep it up

Thanks for the comment mate :). The colour scheme is similar to what I'm going for :).

Keep the comments coming guys, it really helps me keep going!
Steve

GobboSlayer
10-01-2007, 20:21
Cool thanx destris are u planning on gettin a vulture?

does every cyclop need a operatar cos were can u get them from?

Destris
10-01-2007, 20:39
Cool thanx destris are u planning on gettin a vulture?

does every cyclop need a operatar cos were can u get them from?

Thanks for the comment again :). Yes, I plan on getting 3 :eek: Vultures in the long run :D. The Cyclops operators are coming from leftover bits and my good friend Deadleyheadley :). Yes, every Cyclops does need one.

Thanks again for the comment mate, keep them coming guys!
Steve

pompeyladbfp
10-01-2007, 22:26
but when hey deepstrike do you place them together or deepstrike indepently?

Destris
11-01-2007, 07:41
but when hey deepstrike do you place them together or deepstrike indepently?

I beleive they have to deepstrike together. Could be wrong though, any rules guru feel free to correct me and call me slow :).

More comments guys!
Steve

Destris
12-01-2007, 16:51
Hi again guys,
Paints turned up today :D. That should give me all the paints I need to do my Elysians :). I've also nearly done the Valkyrie (Fins and Wings to go on) so as soon as I get the Cyclops guys from Deadley expect a test colour scheme :). I also got a new camera, so when I figure out how it works I should be able to get better pictures.
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
12-01-2007, 19:02
Ah, very good. I'll see how this turns out. :) By the way, could anyone post the rules for lascutters?

Voronwe

Destris
12-01-2007, 19:06
Thanks for the comment mate, I really need them to keep me going :). This Valkyrie is been a bitch.

Are you allowed to post rules for stuff? If yes, I'll dig them out for you :).

IIRC they are strength 10 assault only weapons that replace a guy's normal attack with a single strength 10 attack.
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
12-01-2007, 19:11
Thanks for the help and good luck! :)

You're allowed to post rules of a single weapon as one are allowed to discuss background, rules etc.

I wasn't entirely sure about the rules, though I understood they was something about that. Thanks; I might be able to use them in a game, and later on convert a small squad (if Forge World does not release spare ones) with them.

Voronwe

Destris
12-01-2007, 19:13
Thanks mate :). Just checked, those rules I gave are right :). I can tell you FW do have plans to release Cadian lascutters, but they keep getting pushed further and further back with the AM and Knight (yup ;)) and Reaver titans and whatnot.
Thanks again for the comment :).
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
12-01-2007, 19:19
<playing on knuckles and shouting Yoouhooww!>

So they have plans for them! That's wonderful, and the same goes for Adeptus Mechanicus (yes - yes - yes), Knight Titans (ah...) and Reavers (ah!). Thanks for the information. :)

Voronwe

Destris
12-01-2007, 19:27
;1212808']<playing on knuckles and shouting Yoouhooww!>

So they have plans for them! That's wonderful, and the same goes for Adeptus Mechanicus (yes - yes - yes), Knight Titans (ah...) and Reavers (ah!). Thanks for the information. :)

Voronwe

No problem mate, I have to give people some bonus for posting ;). Skitarii sculpts are nearly finished as well. I'll shut my trap for now :p.
Steve

pompeyladbfp
12-01-2007, 22:52
the lascutter is a bonus item for elysian d99, it only works against immobile or static vehicles/buildings..... but id be tempted to use them as meltagun stand ins. destris can i ask you where you order your vallejo from? last 2 places i used have become very unreliable (oracle games=nightmare, and dwhs didnt bother sending and when i complained told me they didnt stock them anymore? cheers for email or refund?)

Destris
13-01-2007, 09:01
the lascutter is a bonus item for elysian d99, it only works against immobile or static vehicles/buildings..... but id be tempted to use them as meltagun stand ins. destris can i ask you where you order your vallejo from? last 2 places i used have become very unreliable (oracle games=nightmare, and dwhs didnt bother sending and when i complained told me they didnt stock them anymore? cheers for email or refund?)

I order mine from here. (http://www.modelsinmotion.com) Just click on paints and tools, and Vallejo. I also got my Vallejo air paints from there. Great guys, excellent delivery times (ordered in the morning and they came the next day!) good prices and generally a great bunch of guys to deal with. I've got a lot of stuff from there now, including my airbrush. They must also have decent stock levels, I've always had everything I ordered in the package with no backorders :). BTW, I have absolutely no connection to them, honest :).
Steve

Destris
13-01-2007, 11:21
Quick question for you all:

Do you think DKoK Grenadiers would look good as stormtroopers? I really want some, but my wife says one army only, so I need to pass them off somehow..
Comments please :).
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
13-01-2007, 12:00
Yes, they would look good (and you've a smart wife - one FW, or perhaps any, army only), though you would have to add gravchutes. The different uniforms might be for historical reasons. What do I know?

Wait a minute. Did you say that the Skitarii - [trap arm smashes down] Ouch! My neck! Hell and well, now I'm well and truly trapped!

Voronwe

Destris
13-01-2007, 12:02
;1214107']Yes, they would look good (and you've a smart wife - one FW, or perhaps any, army only), though you would have to add gravchutes. The different uniforms might be for historical reasons. What do I know?

Wait a minute. Did you say that the Skitarii - [trap arm smashes down] Ouch! My neck! Hell and well, now I'm well and truly trapped!

Voronwe

Thanks for the comment mate :D. Yeah, I'd have to get Grav Chutes for them eventually, when I just have the squad I can say they just jump out of the Valkyrie or something..

Thanks Voronwe, your comments really do help me keep going :D.

Indeed I did say Skitarii ;).
Steve

EDIT: Just finished the Valkyrie pilot's faces :).

schoolcormorant
13-01-2007, 13:26
i don't want to rain on your parade Destris but personally i don't thik DK grenadiers would work. why not get the upgrade packs and stuff, packs and things, then get a trooper squad, just pack them out a little bit.
or use kasrkin and put grav chutes on, i think they fit (cheaper too ;))

SC

Destris
13-01-2007, 13:34
i don't want to rain on your parade Destris but personally i don't thik DK grenadiers would work. why not get the upgrade packs and stuff, packs and things, then get a trooper squad, just pack them out a little bit.
or use kasrkin and put grav chutes on, i think they fit (cheaper too ;))

SC

Thanks for the comment.

Is there any particular reason you don't think the DK would work?

the Kasrkin idea is an interesting one though..
Steve

EDIT: Looking at the pics, I don't think GC's will fit on the Kasrkin unless I don't put their backpacks on..

schoolcormorant
13-01-2007, 13:50
well, you'd have to not put the backpacks on, but i think that you'd need to do something with the terminus of the cables which usually end behind the bakcpack. the grav chutes are a little higher.

when i say i don't like the idea i wouldn't have a go or anything. it's just not the way i'd go about it. only my opinion so go with what you like :)

SC

Destris
13-01-2007, 14:03
well, you'd have to not put the backpacks on, but i think that you'd need to do something with the terminus of the cables which usually end behind the bakcpack. the grav chutes are a little higher.

when i say i don't like the idea i wouldn't have a go or anything. it's just not the way i'd go about it. only my opinion so go with what you like :)

SC

The backpacks come moulded onto the grenadiers. The thing one of the FW designers was having a crack at when i was there was dremelling off the middle of the top bit of the backpack, and the Chutes fitted surprisingly well in there. IIRC the cables plug into the bit of backpack that was still there, so shouldn't be a problem. I dunno, I might have a crak at it when I go down to WHW.
BTW SC, I do value your opinon, that's why I asked :).
Steve

Destris
13-01-2007, 14:10
Here is a very quick and very crap mock up I just did with the pics on the FW website to show the GC idea:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/Stormtroopers.gif
Steve

Destris
13-01-2007, 14:19
Oh dear.. Triple post.. :(.

Just wanted to say that if anyone has any Elysian Grav Chutes going spare, can I trade or buy them off you?
Cheers,
Stee

Great_Destroyer
13-01-2007, 15:01
I would say go with regular troops, then put on the resperator heads and leave on there jump packs then model some hoses instead of a magazine and some kind of scope or targeter.
Sry, man but I dont think the dkok models will work in your army, the just dont look right, even with the grave shoot.
Great stuff so far though.
Another thing to make the storm troops stand out more is to paint the shoulders with a diffrent marking or somthing.

schoolcormorant
13-01-2007, 15:18
yeah, cables could work nicely - use SM scopes for targeters?

SC

Destris
13-01-2007, 15:32
Thanks for all the ideas guys, I'll take them on board :). If I decide not to use them in the army, I'll just get a squad to paint up anyway and just tell my wife they're for my Elysians ;).
Steve

schoolcormorant
13-01-2007, 18:10
hey Destris, any chance of a pic of the valk as it stands?

also, you know you said "my wife says one army only" is that one army full stop, or one army finish before you start any more?!

SC

Destris
13-01-2007, 18:42
hey Destris, any chance of a pic of the valk as it stands?

also, you know you said "my wife says one army only" is that one army full stop, or one army finish before you start any more?!

SC

It's just one army at a time. I can buy all I want for this army, but nothing else until it is finished.

I'll go take a pic of the Valkyrie now :). i've just finished filling random gaps and magnetising the tail fins (don't ask why :p). That was some work though, I had to cut the magnets, enlarge the holes, cut down the tabs etc..
All it needs now is the random gubbins and the wings. BTW, the sensor holder thingy fell off and needs relglueing :mad:.
Steve

schoolcormorant
13-01-2007, 18:54
It's just one army at a time. I can buy all I want for this army, but nothing else until it is finished.

is she into it too? i mean, how does she know whats what?

i suppose it's clear on the FW reciepts though :rolleyes:

SC

Destris
13-01-2007, 19:29
is she into it too? i mean, how does she know whats what?

i suppose it's clear on the FW reciepts though

SC

She knows what's what, but she doesn't collect or anything.

Anyways..

***PICTURE UPDATE***
Valk as it stands:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1048.jpg
Weapon Port:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1054.jpg
Magnetised:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1055.jpg
Side:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1051.jpg
Steve

Destris
13-01-2007, 19:31
***CONTINUED***
Tail area:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1049.jpg
One of the magnetised fins off:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1063.jpg
WIP pilots: (Black and Skin done, apologies for crap pic)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1065.jpg
Comments please!
Steve

EDIT: Looks like I'm going to have to figure out how my new camera works, that pilot pic is truly awful :mad: .

EDIT EDIT: The rest of my paints have turned up, so as soon as I get the bits off Deadley expect a test scheme.

schoolcormorant
13-01-2007, 20:24
looks great D, the time you're speding on it is showing.
looking forward to seeing you slap some paint about :)

SC

Voronwe[MQ]
13-01-2007, 20:51
Me too. :)

Voronwe

Destris
13-01-2007, 21:00
I'm not going to be painting the Valk for a while yet, I'll build myself up to it :).

As I said before though, as soon as I get the bits from Deadleyheadley I'll try out a test colour scheme, and then when I'm happy with that, I'll start painting squads :).
Thanks for the comments, keep them coming guys!
Steve

Destris
13-01-2007, 22:01
Thought I may as well post these in here as well:
Grenadier/Stormie with standard DK head:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/Stormtroopers3.gif
Grenadier/Stormie with Elysian Respirator head:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/Stormtroopers2.gif
Which one do you guys like best?
Steve
PS: Apologies for the goddamn awful photoshops :p.

schoolcormorant
13-01-2007, 23:58
it would be the first good use for a respirator head, i mean, he hasn't got two has he?! :D

SC

THE CHIEF
14-01-2007, 00:14
i actually prefer the elyssian head. looks far cooler (though i am constntly drooling at the DK stuff at the mo!)

Khrangar
14-01-2007, 00:23
The greatcoat would give some huge wind resistance though wouldn't it?

Khrangar

old guard
14-01-2007, 00:36
The coat is wrapped/buttoned around the leg, look at the WW2 german para smock dependent on what photoes you see it looks either like a short legged rompa suit or a camouflage patterned dress. so as a concept its not unreasonable.

Yep! bottom one for sure.

Destris
14-01-2007, 08:29
Right then guys, thanks for the comments. I've now decided I'm going to have 2 units of DKoK Grenadier/Stormtroopers. The first is going to have the DKoK heads (costcutting ;)) and then the second is going to have to Elysian heads, so I can differentiate between the units. I could even mix them together a bit :). Anyways, I've now had old guard and Gen. Steiner say it is not totally unreasonable fluffwise, so that's good enough for me :).

PS: Only problem with using the Elysian heads is that this is going to be one hell of an expensive unit. If anyone has any spare Elysian respirator heads, even just a couple, please can I buy or trade them off you :D. Thanks all.

Destris
14-01-2007, 09:04
Small Non-Picture Update:

Although I haven't quite finished the Valk, I've started looking over one of the troop squads :). The messed up shoulder pads are been a real problem, I tried GS'ing them but they just fell apart :(.

PS: I will finish the Valkyrie soon, honest.

PPS: @ Deadley, if you're reading this: Did you have any spare shoulder pads? I really need some now :cries:.

Voronwe[MQ]
14-01-2007, 15:53
The coat is wrapped/buttoned around the leg, look at the WW2 german para smock dependent on what photoes you see it looks either like a short legged rompa suit or a camouflage patterned dress. so as a concept its not unreasonable.
Ah, then it has actually been used in reality? Not an original idea I had then when I said that the slit greatcoat lower parts would be buttoned around their legs during jump.


Yep! bottom one for sure.
Alright; I give in, I give in. Go bottom one or old stormtroopers.

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
14-01-2007, 15:57
***CONTINUED***
Tail area:
[removed for quote]
One of the magnetised fins off:
[removed for quote]
WIP pilots: (Black and Skin done, apologies for crap pic)
[removed for quote]
Comments please!
Steve

EDIT: Looks like I'm going to have to figure out how my new camera works, that pilot pic is truly awful :mad: .

EDIT EDIT: The rest of my paints have turned up, so as soon as I get the bits off Deadley expect a test scheme.

Sorry if I missed it: I like the magnets idea for interchangeable weapons - but why are magnets at the tail fins ?

Destris
14-01-2007, 20:36
Sorry if I missed it: I like the magnets idea for interchangeable weapons - but why are magnets at the tail fins ?

I'm insane :p? On the bottom fins, it was so they wouldn't snap off all the time, on the top ones it was just because I could :evilgrin:. I just wanted to see if it was possible :angel:.
Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Destris
15-01-2007, 18:45
Small update guys: :).

I just about finished main assembly on the Valkyrie. All it needs now is the fuel tanks under the wings and it's done for now :D. I've scrapped the shoulder pads as well, I failed miserably to save them and they kinda just died.. :(
Steve

Destris
17-01-2007, 18:46
***QUICK UPDATE***

Not too much to say, guys, basically I have just about finished main assembly on the Valkyrie, all it needs now is the drop tanks sticking on. When this is finished, as soon as the bits come from Mr. Deadley I will get a model built and a test colour scheme painted.

Anyways, good to see you guys are commenting :mad::p.
Steve

schoolcormorant
17-01-2007, 18:56
looking forward to it D :)

why not put up a little piccy of the Valk when you've (i'm guessing - magnetized :p) the drop tanks on?!

SC

Destris
17-01-2007, 19:26
looking forward to it D :)

why not put up a little piccy of the Valk when you've (i'm guessing - magnetized :p) the drop tanks on?!

SC

Hmm.. i wasn't going to magnetise, but now you mention it.. :evilgrin:
Steve

Destris
17-01-2007, 20:29
Right then..

Just for you SC, the Fuel Tanks are now magnetised, 6 magnets per joint :eek:. So the Valkyrie is now finished, and the project is not going to get any further than washing squads, because I want to do a test model first. Therefore, as soon as the bits from Deadley turn up expect full mayhem! :D
I'll have pics tomorrow, camera on charge.
Steve

Destris
18-01-2007, 16:37
***PICTURE UPDATE***

The Valkyrie is now as finished as it is getting until I get round to painting it .
Pictures:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1078.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1079.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1081.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1082.jpg
Steve

Destris
18-01-2007, 16:40
***UPDATE CONTINUED***

The canopy and pilots are not glued, as I haven't finished painting the pilots yet:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1083.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1084.jpg
Here is a group shot of everything I have assembled so far:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1085.jpg
And here is my next project: The meltagun squad:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCN1086.jpg
Comments! Now! Please? I really need the motivation.
Steve

jasevx
18-01-2007, 16:46
Apart from the fuzzy camera, its looking good! how'd the aircraft go together?
I know the parts arn't great for lining up!

Keep it going!

Destris
18-01-2007, 16:53
Apart from the fuzzy camera, its looking good! how'd the aircraft go together?
I know the parts arn't great for lining up!

Keep it going!

Thanks for the comment :). Apologies for the pics, I really do need to get a better camera sometime :(.

The Valkyrie was some work. Nothing fitted, and a lot off filing and GS filling was required, but I think the result is easily worth it. One tip is to use Araldite. Seriously, the superglue wouldn't hold a gnat's tail on it! It didn't seem as bad in actually assembly as it did in the dry fits though.. :confused:
Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

TheOneWithNoName
18-01-2007, 16:54
I think you should take some time to practise with your camera. It's ok for now because nothing is painted, but it would be a shame if you have some finished units and you're unable to make out anything.

jasevx
18-01-2007, 17:01
Look at mine Detris, I'm not even using a camera, thats my Nokia N73 fone. Try to use natural sunlight and check the settings on the camera, either be called Macro or close-up.

The ones right, shame not to see the finished product at its best!

Destris
18-01-2007, 17:03
Thanks for the camera critisism guys. I'll see if I can borrow my friend's camera to get some decent pics.
Steve

schoolcormorant
18-01-2007, 17:38
that looks great D, it's so well put together, the time it took has paid off - get it painted!

you haven't glued the pilots in have you?

SC

Destris
18-01-2007, 17:46
that looks great D, it's so well put together, the time it took has paid off - get it painted!

you haven't glued the pilots in have you?

SC

Thanks for the compliment! No, the pilots aren't glued, I haven't finished painting them yet. I'll paint it in about a month, I'll build myself up to it.
Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

PS: Figured out my new camera, better pics uploading now :D.

scrubout
18-01-2007, 17:57
Did you take the fuel tank upgrades?

I know how you feel about comments, lots of people look at logs but few reply, it can get frustrating when your looking for motivation. Keep up the good work.

When are you gonna start painting?

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Destris
18-01-2007, 18:16
Did you take the fuel tank upgrades?

I know how you feel about comments, lots of people look at logs but few reply, it can get frustrating when your looking for motivation. Keep up the good work.

When are you gonna start painting?

-peace out
scrubout

Thanks for the comment. No, I didn't take any upgrades on this one, because I intend to have it carry a Cyclops or Sentinel. I could if I wanted though, the tanks are magnetised.

Yeah, it's awful when no-one replies to your log. It's nice when people do reply though, especially when it's positive.

Anyways..

***BETTER PICTURES***

Valkyrie:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0069.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0070.jpg
Sentinel:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0068.jpg
Cyclops:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0058.jpg
Steve

Destris
18-01-2007, 18:18
***CONTINUED***
Random members of command squad:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0055.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0051.jpg
Pilots. These guys have had the faces done and black highlighted, but the pics kill them :(. The face of the guy at the back is in focus, and is the quality I aim for:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0065.jpg
Any more photography tips appreciated.
On with the comments!
Steve

TheOneWithNoName
18-01-2007, 20:23
Hell yeah, what a difference. Now the ball is rolling.

Destris
18-01-2007, 20:26
Thanks mate :D. It feels really good when I do something right :p.
I'm washing the melta squad at the moment.
Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

Bozza
19-01-2007, 19:03
Wow looking cool. What's next?
Nodz

Destris
19-01-2007, 19:05
Thanks for the comment mate :D. Next I am doing the melta squad, and after that, when I get the bits from Deadley, I'm going to build and paint 2 Cyclops operators.
Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Destris
23-01-2007, 16:06
Bit of news guys.
Looks like the Elysian project is going to be going on hold a bit, I have a commision to do at the moment, so although I will still do some on the Elysians progress will be slow. I finished the melta squad though :D.
Steve

schoolcormorant
23-01-2007, 16:49
that's a shame,what;s the commision on?

SC

Destris
23-01-2007, 16:54
that's a shame,what;s the commision on?

SC

It's space marines. I will keep going on these guys, and as soon as the marines are done it will be back on with the Elysians, promise. BTW, I've ordered a DKoK Grenadier squad :). My Elysians will not die on me yet..
Thanks for the comment :).
Steve

jasevx
23-01-2007, 16:58
Go on, let us know the going rate these days! ;)

Voronwe[MQ]
23-01-2007, 17:10
The cyclops looks really good, mowing down the razor wire in a believable way.

Now go paint the Valkyrie!

Voronwe

Destris
23-01-2007, 17:25
Go on, let us know the going rate these days! ;)

If you mean costwise, I am assembling and painting, with the occasional bit of GS work, a complete SM megaforce for about 40 for him.


;1239034']The cyclops looks really good, mowing down the razor wire in a believable way.

Now go paint the Valkyrie!

Voronwe

Thanks for the compliment mate :D.

I'm not going to be painting the Valkyrie for a while though.

Thanks for all the comments :).

Steve

scrubout
23-01-2007, 17:29
Is it my imagination, or is every cyclops model I see running over razor wire? :p Hell, if I had one I'd probably model it the same way though.

Nice to see the Valk assembled, she's a beut. Now paint some other things! Commission work, pah!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Destris
23-01-2007, 17:53
Is it my imagination, or is every cyclops model I see running over razor wire? :p Hell, if I had one I'd probably model it the same way though.

Nice to see the Valk assembled, she's a beut. Now paint some other things! Commission work, pah!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Commision work => Money => More Elysians ;).

Thanks for the comment :D.
Steve

jasevx
23-01-2007, 17:59
I think thats 40 quid well spent! Your bits could cover ten of that!

Destris
23-01-2007, 20:36
Thanks for the comment :). And so true ;).

Would anyone be interested in a pic of the SM Commander I'm working on?
Steve

Destris
24-01-2007, 21:29
Some pictures of commander...

Torso: (The middle chest pad bit on him isn't stuck on yet)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0084-2.jpg
Banner: (This was undercoated to see how it looked)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0086.jpg
And a couple of pictures of him balanced together:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0087.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0088.jpg
Enjoy.
Steve

EDIT: Anyone got any C+C?

schoolcormorant
24-01-2007, 22:08
wow, did you GS every bit or are they casts?
i lovethe pose, though i didn't at first, but now it's like. RAWRRR i'm going to mash your face.

nice work mate - what chapter are they going to be?

SC

Destris
25-01-2007, 07:39
wow, did you GS every bit or are they casts?
i lovethe pose, though i didn't at first, but now it's like. RAWRRR i'm going to mash your face.

nice work mate - what chapter are they going to be?

SC

Thanks for the comment mate :D.

All the GS bits are sculpted, I prefer that to casting.

The pose isn't stuck yet, but if you like that one :). Or any other suggestions?

They are going to be Ultrasmurfs (Not my choice, honest). 4th Company infact.

Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

EDIT: His crotch pad looks horribly undetailed in the pic, it's much better IRL.

Destris
26-01-2007, 07:42
Thought I mat as well post these here to stop my thread from dying:
(Pictures courtesy of The Flip.)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/flipfire911/sicarius.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/flipfire911/sicarius-back.jpg
Comments and Criticism appreciated :).
BTW, as usual the pics make him look a lot worse than real life :(. IMO the NMM has come out well though.
Steve

Warwolt the skaven
26-01-2007, 07:47
Theres NMM on that guy? Couldn't tell at first, which means its good painted. If you only see metal and not NMM after NKK-painting youve done a great job ^^

Destris
26-01-2007, 07:50
Theres NMM on that guy? Couldn't tell at first, which means its good painted. If you only see metal and not NMM after NKK-painting youve done a great job ^^

Thanks mate :D. It was my first try at NMM so I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I'm quite proud of it :).
Thanks again, keep it coming guys :D.
Steve

Warwolt the skaven
26-01-2007, 08:32
oh poopoo, I wrote NKK instead of NMM. My bad :P

Destris
26-01-2007, 16:34
Good news guys!

I now have no time constraints on the commision, so back on with the Elysians for a bit.

And ever better:

My DKoK Grenadiers turned up today!!!:D
Steve

scrubout
26-01-2007, 16:37
Which should equate to more pics of well-painted and beautifully sculpted imperial guard! I don't want to see space marines Destris, get to work on your guard, true defenders of the Imperium. :p

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Destris
26-01-2007, 16:43
Which should equate to more pics of well-painted and beautifully sculpted imperial guard! I don't want to see space marines Destris, get to work on your guard, true defenders of the Imperium. :p

-peace out
scrubout

Right you are mate :D.

I don't know whether to do any sculpting on the DKoK, or what to do, if anyone has any ideas I'll happily give them a try :).

I agree Marines kinda suck. I only have one marine army.

Thanks for the comment :D.

ATM I have 10 Elysian legs stuck to the base, so over the weekend I want at least the torsos on those. I also intend on doing some more on the Valkyrie pilots.

Keep the comments coming guys!
Steve

EDIT: If anyone is interested, I can get some pics of the DKoK Grenadiers as they come?

schoolcormorant
26-01-2007, 17:06
I agree Marines kinda suck. I only have one marine army.


:mad:

i'd like to see pics of how they come!

SC

Destris
26-01-2007, 17:12
:mad:

i'd like to see pics of how they come!

SC

Fine, fine...

Badly painted marine armies belonging to retarded noobs are bad..

Awesome marines armies like yours are brilliant! :D.

I'll get some pics up ASAP.
Steve

EDIT: Oh dear, camera seems to have died :(. What were you interested in, the amount of flash or just how they are cut?

scrubout
26-01-2007, 17:46
I'd like to see how much flash is on them. By the way Destris, would you have a go over my army background I recently posted? Link in my sig, shameless plug...I'm desperate.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Destris
26-01-2007, 18:05
Right, I'll see what I can do picwise.

Your background seems pretty good to me scrubout :).

If you want it nitpicking, ask 'Steiner.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
26-01-2007, 18:35
Arrgh! That commander is awesome; good luck on painting him. :)

Voronwe

Destris
26-01-2007, 20:22
Thanks for the comment Voronwe :).

Anyways, pictures of how the DKoK come by poular demand:

Bodies with flash:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0099.jpg
Bodies without flash:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0101.jpg
Close up:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0102.jpg

***CONTINUED***
Steve

Destris
26-01-2007, 20:24
Better close ups:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0103.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0104.jpg
The other bits:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0105.jpg
Instructions without flash:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0106.jpg
***CONTINUED***
Steve

Destris
26-01-2007, 20:33
***CONTINUED***
Instructions with flash:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0107.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0108.jpg









And while I'm at it, a random picture of some of my gobbos:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0119.jpg
Enjoy :).
Steve

Dark Angel202
27-01-2007, 08:38
wow thanks for the pictures. I'd been looking for some pictures of death corps for a while to see how much flash? was on them.

u are doing a brill job, your painting is fantastic and you green stuff skills are sick!

lookin forward to next update

wot are you doing now?

o and wat happned to thos syclop guys i want to c your color schem.

Destris
27-01-2007, 08:59
wow thanks for the pictures. I'd been looking for some pictures of death corps for a while to see how much flash? was on them.

u are doing a brill job, your painting is fantastic and you green stuff skills are sick!

lookin forward to next update

wot are you doing now?

o and wat happned to thos syclop guys i want to c your color schem.

Thanks, and glad I could help :).

Thanks for the compliment on the GS and painting :D.

Next update will probably be tomorrow.

At the moment, I am working on a standard drop trooper squad.

As for the Cyclops guys, I haven't got them yet, but it shouldn't be long now :).

Thanks for the comment, keep it coming guys!
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
27-01-2007, 09:19
Thanks for the pictures; it's really good to see how they come. As for the Battle for Skull Pass goblins... well done; although the tinny ropes around the bottom parts of the spear point are metal! :)

Voronwe

Destris
27-01-2007, 09:24
;1248734']Thanks for the pictures; it's really good to see how they come. As for the Battle for Skull Pass goblins... well done; although the tinny ropes around the bottom parts of the spear point are metal! :)

Voronwe

No they are not, they're bone. Try looking at the spear just on the right of the tin plate on the right of the pic, you can see it there.

I'll try and get some better pictures.

Thanks for the comment :).

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
27-01-2007, 09:26
Ah yes they're! I didn't notice at first, but the shading is perfect for it now one sees it's not metal.

Voronwe

Destris
27-01-2007, 09:37
;1248744']Ah yes they're! I didn't notice at first, but the shading is perfect for it now one sees it's not metal.

Voronwe

Thanks mate :D. I've got some more pics uploading now, I'll put them in here and I'll start a thread in M, P+T.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Astador
27-01-2007, 09:49
Can't wait to see those painted DKoK!! I am about to get some help getting hired at Starbucks, which means good pay, and good tip! lol More DKoK for Astador!! lol

Destris
27-01-2007, 10:21
Can't wait to see those painted DKoK!! I am about to get some help getting hired at Starbucks, which means good pay, and good tip! lol More DKoK for Astador!! lol

Lucky you mate :).
Thanks for the comment :D.

Anyways, I now shamelessly point everyone here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66688) to see some decent pics of my Goblins. There are some crap ones, but there are some decent pics in there :).

Feel free to comment! Please?
Steve

G.Hawke
27-01-2007, 10:45
hmmm think i may have to buy some grenadier...

nice work, liking goblins :D

hawke

Destris
27-01-2007, 10:49
hmmm think i may have to buy some grenadier...

nice work, liking goblins :D

hawke

I recommend the Grenadiers to anyone. They are totally awesome models.

Thanks for the compliment on the goblins :D.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Destris
27-01-2007, 10:57
Here are some new pictures of Sicarius. Are these light enough now?
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0146.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0147.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0148.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0149.jpg
Steve

***CONTINUED***

Destris
27-01-2007, 10:58
***CONTINUED***
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0150.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0151.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0152.jpg
Are these light enough now? :)
The NMM seems to work well.

Steve

G.Hawke
27-01-2007, 11:00
Honest crit?
The armour and decals are great, but the face... ooh you better work on it. My advise would be a light watered down brown ink, just enough to get some shadow work on it, then highlight certain areas (or possibly large parts of the face depending how think your inkwork is)

but like i say, loving the base and armour

hawke

Destris
27-01-2007, 11:03
Honest crit?
The armour and decals are great, but the face... ooh you better work on it. My advise would be a light watered down brown ink, just enough to get some shadow work on it, then highlight certain areas (or possibly large parts of the face depending how think your inkwork is)

but like i say, loving the base and armour

hawke

Thanks mate. Criticism always helps.

The picture has washed out the face a little, but I do agree it needs a bit more higlighting or depth.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

GobboSlayer
27-01-2007, 13:37
Wow, your green stuff talents are incredible!

I disagree with whoever said the face was bad, i like the subtle highlights.

Thanks for the pictures of the death corps as well. looking forward to seeing what u do with tose.

Keep up the progress.
-Gobz out

Weregerbil
27-01-2007, 14:14
Nice stuff there but we need to see some painted stuff.

Destris
27-01-2007, 14:26
Wow, your green stuff talents are incredible!

I disagree with whoever said the face was bad, i like the subtle highlights.

Thanks for the pictures of the death corps as well. looking forward to seeing what u do with tose.

Keep up the progress.
-Gobz out

Thanks mate :D.


Nice stuff there but we need to see some painted stuff.

Painted stuff shouldn't be too long now, when i get round to building the DKoK I'll paint them straight away. The Elysians will be started as soon as I get the test models from Mr. Deadley.

Thanks for the comments guys, keep it coming!
Steve

Destris
27-01-2007, 18:06
Well, I've got 4 of the Drop Trooper infantry guys nearly done.

Pics later or tomorrow.

BTW, if anyone in the UK has any spare Elysian Grav Chutes, even if it is just 1 or 2, please can you PM me so I can buy/trade them off you?

A squads worth (10) got melted into oblivion on my window :(.

Thanks guys.
Steve

jasevx
27-01-2007, 18:10
How'd that happy, radiator?

Railgunner
27-01-2007, 18:14
I was wondering...is it possible to swap the arms from a grenadier onto the sergeant model and vice versa? As i'm thinking of getting a few grenadier squads but don't want every sergeant looking the same.

Railgunner

Destris
27-01-2007, 18:16
How'd that happy, radiator?

Oh ********. That'll be it. I thought it was the Sun, but I've just realised the radiator that was <1' away from them is on full :(. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.. :cries:


I was wondering...is it possible to swap the arms from a grenadier onto the sergeant model and vice versa? As i'm thinking of getting a few grenadier squads but don't want every sergeant looking the same.

Railgunner

As far as I can see, yes they are mate. If you want I can get them out and give it a try? :)
Steve

EDIT: @ Railgunner: Just checked for you, they are fully intermixable mate :).

Railgunner
27-01-2007, 18:26
Thanks for that. :)

Your stuff is looking very nice so far. Shame about the backpacks though.

Railgunner

jasevx
27-01-2007, 18:30
I know the feeling, I melted 4 Heavy Weapons Teams that way

Could have worse, at least the squad still can walk into battle! ;)

Destris
27-01-2007, 18:48
Thanks for that. :)

Your stuff is looking very nice so far. Shame about the backpacks though.

Railgunner

Yeah, I'm sure I'll sort it though. I'll just get some new ones I think.


I know the feeling, I melted 4 Heavy Weapons Teams that way

Could have worse, at least the squad still can walk into battle! ;)

Lucky you :).

Ah well.
Steve

schoolcormorant
27-01-2007, 21:18
Destris, i don't know if this has been asked but, what chapter or colour scheme are the space marines going to be?

SC

Destris
27-01-2007, 21:20
Destris, i don't know if this has been asked but, what chapter or colour scheme are the space marines going to be?

SC

Thanks for the comment SC :D.
They will be Ultrasmurfs 4th Company. The Client's decision, not mine. I'm going to try something out on the blue armour though.. :evilgrin:
Steve

schoolcormorant
27-01-2007, 21:27
what, like the fantastic spiky scheme poached by me? :D

SC

Destris
27-01-2007, 21:29
what, like the fantastic spiky scheme poached by me? :D

SC

Nope, my first try at wet blending...
Steve

EDIT: Woot, 601 posts!

EDIT EDIT: Speaking of your marines SC, i haven't commented on your log yet! :eek:
They are awesome!

schoolcormorant
27-01-2007, 21:34
Nope, my first try at wet blending...
Steve

EDIT: Woot, 601 posts!

EDIT EDIT: Speaking of your marines SC, i haven't commented on your log yet! :eek:
They are awesome!

wicked, bet you;ll kick wet blending into shape :)
thanks, i just about finished another marine, only got to base, i'l, put pics up tomorow in my log

SC

Destris
27-01-2007, 21:37
wicked, bet you;ll kick wet blending into shape :)
thanks, i just about finished another marine, only got to base, i'l, put pics up tomorow in my log

SC

Thanks mate :D.

Looking forward to the pics in your log :). I'll comment then..
Steve

Grimgor10
28-01-2007, 16:23
Hi Destris,
Been following your log for a while.

You rock dude. You somehow even managed to get a Valkyrie together!

And I envy your painting and GS skills!

Keep up the awesome work, looking forward to seeing how the Scouts come out!
Tom

liamrob
28-01-2007, 16:35
I neva knew how the forge world models even came. I'm loving your painting and green stuffing skills!!!

I wanna get some DKoK!!

Keep up the hard work.

Destris
28-01-2007, 17:54
Hi Destris,
Been following your log for a while.

You rock dude. You somehow even managed to get a Valkyrie together!

And I envy your painting and GS skills!

Keep up the awesome work, looking forward to seeing how the Scouts come out!
Tom

Wow, thanks :D. The Scouts have been started, nothing big yet though :).


I neva knew how the forge world models even came. I'm loving your painting and green stuffing skills!!!

I wanna get some DKoK!!

Keep up the hard work.

Glad I could help mate :). And thanks for the compliment! :D.

Thanks again both of you, your comments really do help me keep going.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

schoolcormorant
28-01-2007, 17:55
any work done today Destris?

SC
EDIT: nearly 200 posts

Destris
28-01-2007, 17:57
any work done today Destris?

SC

We must have posted at the same time :p.

I have finished the Scout's armour. I am really pleased with it, a very subtle wet blend effect. I'll bet my cap that pictures will make it look monotone and I'll get cries for highlights though! :rolleyes:

Pics tomorrow.
Steve

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to mention, a 10 man squad of Elysians is nearly built :). Just shoulder pads to go.

EDIT EDIT: Dear god please! Someone post! I don't want the 200th post in my thread to be mine!

GobboSlayer
29-01-2007, 10:40
Looking forward to pictures Destris :D.

What did u use to keep your paints wet for the wet blending?

And here is the 200th post for you.
-Gobz out

nb: come on destris how long do we have to wait for those cyclop operators????

Deadleyheadley
29-01-2007, 14:22
Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your work :) the UM captain Is cool ,The armour is just right and the base rocks aswell :)

Destris
29-01-2007, 14:25
Looking forward to pictures Destris .

What did u use to keep your paints wet for the wet blending?

And here is the 200th post for you.
-Gobz out

nb: come on destris how long do we have to wait for those cyclop operators????

Thanks for the comment :). I use the Vallejo Drying Retarder to keep my paints wet :). Shouldn't be too long for the Cyclops guys now :).


Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your work the UM captain Is cool ,The armour is just right and the base rocks aswell

Thanks mate, coming from you that means a lot :D.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Insane Psychopath
29-01-2007, 19:30
Hi Destris

Good to see you been busy with this log :D told you it be good idea :angel: lol

What I seen so far been pretty cool, from the Green Stuff Ultramarine captain, to the painted limited Ed one. Take it your going for a Ultramarine army as well (sorry if you already said) if so what plans do you have for this force.

Also good to see the Death Korps came in. If you built any, how do you find them compaired to Elysian models on the building front. Just I never really built much Forge World stuff myself apart from the odd add on to Speeder, Dread or the Cadain upgread packs.

Look forward to seeing more models.

IP

Destris
29-01-2007, 20:24
Hi Destris

Good to see you been busy with this log :D told you it be good idea :angel: lol

What I seen so far been pretty cool, from the Green Stuff Ultramarine captain, to the painted limited Ed one. Take it your going for a Ultramarine army as well (sorry if you already said) if so what plans do you have for this force.

Also good to see the Death Korps came in. If you built any, how do you find them compaired to Elysian models on the building front. Just I never really built much Forge World stuff myself apart from the odd add on to Speeder, Dread or the Cadain upgread packs.

Look forward to seeing more models.

IP


Thanks for the comment mate :D.

Yeah, you did indeed tell me it would be a good idea. Thanks:).

The LE Sicarius I just got to paint.

The other marine commander is part of a commision for a SM megaforce.

I haven't built any DK yet, but I will let you know what they are like as soon as I do.

Thanks again for the comment.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

GobboSlayer
01-02-2007, 18:30
Destris update! now!

I want too see this colur scheme. plese?
-Gobz out

Destris
01-02-2007, 20:19
Thanks for the comments guys, really appreciated :).

Anyways, I haven't actually got the Cyclops Operators yet, but it shouldn't be long now.

In the meantime, here are some pics of my DKoK/Drop Stormtroop/Grenadier guys:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0170.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0171.jpg
Enjoy, and comments please :D.
Steve

schoolcormorant
01-02-2007, 20:27
suits darn well there Destris. i'm sorry i ever doubted it.

SC

Destris
01-02-2007, 20:42
Thanks mate :D.

If you want any other pictures from any other angles, or even a tut, just ask :).

It's a bit harder on the Serg and Special Weapon guys, because you have to cut the bottom off the Chute, but on the normal guys it's 5 mins coversion work :).

Like to hear more opinions guys, anyone viewing please comment :D.
Steve

Railgunner
01-02-2007, 23:03
Looks nice...can we get a picture of the back of it?

Railgunner

asmodai_dark86
01-02-2007, 23:38
WOO!

Im glad someone did this - I contemplated it but then decided to eat instead, glad it loks as fine as i thought it would

Deadleyheadley
01-02-2007, 23:41
Looks good mate ,Now get it painted :D

Destris
02-02-2007, 07:28
Wow, thanks guys.

As requested, here is a pic of the back, as well as some of the other Special Weapon Troopers and the Serg that need a bit more work because of the backpacks.

Back of regular Trooper:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0172.jpg
Front of other guys:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0176.jpg
Back of other guys:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0178.jpg
Group Shot:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0179.jpg
It isn't too hard to do, the breathing cable will quite happily stick onto the side of the Grav Chute, so fluffwise I can just say the air cannister is built into the Grav Chute or something.

Comments please.
Steve

jasevx
02-02-2007, 08:27
Once again you stretch the boundaries and make it work!

schoolcormorant
02-02-2007, 10:32
yeah, from behind, on the grenadiers at least, it looks like a split power source, you know for the hellgun and for the grav chute.
excellent work Destris mate :)

SC

Voronwe[MQ]
02-02-2007, 13:41
That's true, SC, and jasevyx is definitely right. Good work!

Voronwe

Destris
02-02-2007, 15:16
Wow, thanks again guys :D.

I really appreciate all these comments!

@jasevx: Wow, that's one of the best compliments I could ever hope for! :D

@SC: Thanks mate, glad it worked well :).

@ Vorowne: Thanks :).

If anyone wants any different angles, just ask!

Also, anyone interested in a picture tutorial?
Steve

schoolcormorant
02-02-2007, 16:11
Also, anyone interested in a picture tutorial?


YES!
please, it interests me when you can mingle kits like that....

have you got any ideas how to keep the colours similar between the DK (now patented elysian style ;)) and the Elysians?

SC

Destris
02-02-2007, 16:27
YES!
please, it interests me when you can mingle kits like that....

I'll do one tonight or over the Weekend for you :).



have you got any ideas how to keep the colours similar between the DK (now patented elysian style ;)) and the Elysians?

SC

Not a clue mate :D. Suggestions?

And yeah, DK with Chutes (c)Destris '07 :p

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

old guard
02-02-2007, 17:07
Please tell me you are going to paint these boys WWII german paratrooper styleeeeeeee the way they deserve to be painted. Go on, go on, go on, tell me....go on!

Destris
02-02-2007, 17:42
Please tell me you are going to paint these boys WWII german paratrooper styleeeeeeee the way they deserve to be painted. Go on, go on, go on, tell me....go on!

Get me a picture and as long as I like it, why not? :D
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
02-02-2007, 17:47
I think they looked like this:
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/images.jpg

Voronwe

Destris
02-02-2007, 17:57
Hmm..
Not sure it fits my colour scheme TBH...

I was going to do them something with backs and browns.. keep them subdued but still with the general theme of my army.

Thanks for the idea though. Any more appreciated!
Steve

dave is the best
02-02-2007, 19:46
I love your stuff easpically(sp) your space marrine commander.

Dave

(I wonder what inspired me to post this:evilgrin: )

Destris
02-02-2007, 19:49
I love your stuff easpically(sp) your space marrine commander.

Dave

(I wonder what inspired me to post this:evilgrin: )

Thanks mate :D

And I wonder what indeed.. -Cackles Evilly-
Steve

Destris
03-02-2007, 10:47
***Grenadier Grav Chute Tutorial***

Right, first of all. Apologies for the dark pictures. My camera didn't want to work. Anyone that is any good with PS, feel free to lighten them up a bit and I'll edit them in.

Anyways...

Here is the Grenadier model I will be using:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0180.jpg



***Stage 1***

First of all, cut through the breathing pipe at the side of the top backpack, to seperate the pipe from the backpack:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0183.jpg


***Stage 2***

Next, clip the top backpack off the model. Don't file down what's left:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0185.jpg



***Stage 3***

Attach the Grav Chute in the gap. It should just sit nicely. Also, glue the pipe onto the side of the Grav Chute. If there is a small gap, stick a bit of resin or some GS in: (In this case it's fine)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0186.jpg


***CONTINUED***

Destris
03-02-2007, 10:48
***Stage 4***

Finish the model with arms and whatnot (damn cable), and voila! A Drop Troop Stormtrooper!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0187.jpg
Comments please, but please no relentless pic bashing, I know they are bad. :);)

Steve

schoolcormorant
03-02-2007, 13:02
Cooooooool.
thats a nice tutorial, i really like the finished model, the head pose and the way the gun is it;s really striking for some reason.

good work Destris :)

SC

cookiescrumble
03-02-2007, 13:08
I must say they have came out alot better than I originally thought.

My first thoughts were, "He's doing what with what??? :cries: ."

But they look good.

Destris
03-02-2007, 13:38
Thanks guys :D.

@SC: Thanks as always mate. Yeah, I must say I do like that pose. Goddamn gun cables gave me hell as usual though :mad::p.

@cookies: Thanks :). Glad they came out well in the eyes of people who didn't really like the idea.

Keep it coming guys!
Steve

Insane Psychopath
03-02-2007, 14:01
The Death Kreig conversion do look really cool there, are you going to give them a senice (sp?) base???

I got to agree with Voronwe[MQ] & old guard, on painting them like German Storm Troopers, would be cool.

Look forward to more updates

IP

ps: Destris: The marine drop pod army I told you about, now going to convert my own Liberian & now starting a Marine Biker force as well while I wait for some of the DA release lol.

Destris
03-02-2007, 15:18
Thanks mate :D.

No, I don't really plan on anything special for the bases. Just a basic Desert drybrush :).

Expecting pics of the Marines again ;).
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
03-02-2007, 19:44
Well done tutorial - and please go for a german paratrooper camo scheme - it'd look dead neat beside your Elysians. Come on old folks, convince Destris! :)

Voronwe

Destris
03-02-2007, 19:47
Thanks guys :D.

@Grimgor: Thanks :). I'll try to get an army shot for you. I really don't know when I will get the Cyclops guys, if you really want to know PM Deadley.

@Vorowne: Thanks :). I like the paratrooper scheme, it's just I really don't think green will fit in with my army (which is going to be desert themed). There's no such thing as a black/brown/yellow version of it is there? :)

Thanks again guys. Keep it coming!
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
03-02-2007, 19:51
Alright, that's true, but this attached and integrated squad have been thrown hastily into the battles around a number of strategically important oasis in the deep-front of the desert without the Departmento Munitorum having time to switch their uniforms. Or that's at least one explanation. :)

Voronwe

Destris
03-02-2007, 19:59
Well, mabye then.

Anyways...

Here is the full army pic someone asked for:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0201.jpg
And here is another pic of a couple of my other armies, LoTR from about 3yrs ago, 'nids from 2 years and gobbos quite recent (and unfinished ;)). The 'nids and LoTR are painted crap:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0200.jpg
Steve

schoolcormorant
03-02-2007, 19:59
perhaps they only wear the coats for the drop - darn cold up there ;)

why would they wear the coats in the desert anyway?

christ on a bike destris, you've painted more stuff than 'Eavy metal
SC

Destris
03-02-2007, 20:06
perhaps they only wear the coats for the drop - darn cold up there ;)

why would they wear the coats in the desert anyway?

christ on a bike destris, you've painted more stuff than 'Eavy metal
SC

Very true SC.

You think that's a lot? Let me go get some pictures of the rest...
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
03-02-2007, 20:07
Alright, hold your breath!

Voronwe

schoolcormorant
03-02-2007, 20:07
they might be waring coats to deflect camel spit...?

SC
PS - don't think it, i just slapped myself

Voronwe[MQ]
03-02-2007, 20:09
Alright; old guard, Insane Psychopath: To verbal arms! We must convince Destris he should use the german paratrooper scheme at all costs - casaulties should not be avoided if the goal can be achieved through them. ;)

Voronwe

Destris
03-02-2007, 20:48
Voronwe: May the best man win. (No smilies, too many pictures)

Right, pictures.

Here is a picture of every shelf of my cabinet in turn, a group shot, then some other bits.

So then, here we go:

Buildings, top (Have 10 of them) and Ogres, shelf 1:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0204.jpg
Tau v1, shelf 2:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0206.jpg
'Crons, new Tau and random display stuff, shelf 3:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0207.jpg
Elysians, shelf 4:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0201-1.jpg
***CONTINUED***

Destris
03-02-2007, 20:50
LoTR, shelf 5:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0208.jpg
Gobbos, shelf 6:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0209.jpg
'Nids, shelf 7:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0210.jpg
Marines, shelf 8:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0211.jpg
Group shot coming next.
***CONTINUED***

Destris
03-02-2007, 20:52
Group shot of cabinet: (Unfortunately it's sideways, only way it would fit in)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0215.jpg
Orcs and a bit of Empire stuff:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0216.jpg
A bit of WM stuff:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0218.jpg
And a random shelf:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0219.jpg
That's about the lot. Some of the stuff in there has absolutely appaling paintjobs, but they are from a long time ago and I'm still happy with them.
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
03-02-2007, 21:01
Destris, that's insane!

I wish I had half of that. :D

Voronwe

schoolcormorant
03-02-2007, 21:08
Wakefield eh?....

man Destris, you are a machine god. please can i have a few close ups on the Tau? i like the look of them. oh and Calgar :)

Battlefield 1942 ftw!

SC

Destris
03-02-2007, 21:10
;1269047']Destris, that's insane!

I wish I had half of that.

Voronwe

People tell me a lot :D.


Wakefield eh?....

man Destris, you are a machine god. please can i have a few close ups on the Tau? i like the look of them. oh and Calgar :)

Battlefield 1942 ftw!

SC

SC! Stop posting things I will have to sig! ;)

Sure you can have some close ups, but beware the quality of the painting is quite low..

I'll go take them now :).
Steve

Voronwe[MQ]
03-02-2007, 21:24
You might have to establish a data-base Signature archive which you can occasionally recycle. :)

Voronwe

Destris
03-02-2007, 21:24
;1269099']You might have to establish a data-base Signature archive which you can occasionally recycle. :)

Voronwe

You know what? I'll do one now. Thanks for the idea!

Destris
03-02-2007, 21:33
Right SC, here are some close ups of the Tau for you.

I missed out the Vespids and the Piranha, sorry.

Anyways, pics:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0220.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0223.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0224.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0226.jpg
They're really not that good to be honest, from quite a long time back.
***CONTINUED***

Destris
03-02-2007, 21:35
Final couple of pics:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0227.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0228.jpg
And Calgar, not much better:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0253.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0254.jpg
If there are any other pics you want, just ask.
Steve

All of these are from a long time ago, drybrushed. I have progressed quite a bit since then, so don't be too harsh please?