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StormCrow
01-12-2008, 09:37
DISCLAIMER: I DID NOT START THE ToFP THREAD FOR MONTH 4. HARRY DID, MY REPLY JUST GOT JUMBLED UP IN THE TIME/DATE MESS THAT'S BEEN PLAGUING WARSEER LATELY.

Anyways...

TOMB KINGS

POINTS THIS MONTH : 200
TOTAL POINTS : 880


THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

10 Tomb Guard and 10 Archers


BUILD/CONVERSION: straight out of the box...blister...whatever

PAINTING: Exactly the same as month 1 if you wanted the recipe. This time around i did a bit of drybrushing bleached bone as well.

BASING: citadel sand sealed onto the base with PVA glue.

STILL TO DO: I'd like to add some glyphs to the champions shield to make him stand out a bit more

HIGHS: These units were exceedingly easy to paint. Took about 2 days all up leaving me plenty of time to get ready for next month and slouch around.

LOWS: Posting straight after fluffystuff...


http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0887.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0886.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0891.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0888.jpg

silverstu
01-12-2008, 10:08
Harry could you put me down as 1 joker and 3 months- tried to avoid jokering last month but i think it was better it get back in sinc with everyone else.

PAINTER:Silverstu
ARMY:The Dead of Winter [Vampire Counts]
TOTAL POINTS SO FAR:545
MODEL COUNT:[/B] 42
JOKERS USED: 1

THIS MONTHS PAINTING

One big Vargulf.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
The vampire who leads this army is driven by a cold fury for revenge which manifests itself throughout the army, the cold winter snows follow the army into battle, freezing the body with cold and the mind with fear..

I plan on writing up some fluff for this army at some stage- it is lead by a female vampire seeking revenge for the death of her husband at the hands of the witch hunters. She seeks to bring him back by slaughtering her way across the old world, dragging his funeral coach to every battle and has enlisted her the help of her daughters in her personal war against the living. This vargulf is one her boys gone feral, overcome with grief and rage he has given to his bloodlust completely.

BUILD/CONVERSION:Straight out of the box and plonked on a big stone.

PAINTING: Codex grey, space wolf grey and bleached bone, shaded with heavy washes and highlighted up to almost white.

BASING: Made a bit of an effort- used a wedge of of slate panted up and added my usual snow touches

STILL TO DO: Lots of bits need finishing off- parts of the fur, some claws and I want some details on the base.

HIGHS: After a second go at him I'm REALLY pleased with how he came out- I really got back into my painting doing him.

...AND LOWS:Well he still isn't finished and my first crack at him wasn't good- I had a few redos- but ultimately way more highs than lows!

POINTS:175

Just the pics from log- I'll add an army pic and maybe finished pics later[I just wanted to post reasonably early for a change!]

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee1/silverstu_photos/varg10.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee1/silverstu_photos/varg7.jpg

GalenArtorius
01-12-2008, 12:25
Due to a severe case of ĎReal Lifeí, my Empire painting could not take priority this month, so Iím gonna have to Joker it...

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/pjkernow/Joker1.jpg

The swordsmen will have to wait til the new year now. With all the Christmas preparations and whatnot, Iíll be pretty short of time, so a smaller unit to keep the points up will be done. Perhaps my Outriders - they are only 134 pt unit, but with the excess points from my finished units and characters I should still be up to date with just over 800pts painted at the end of the month.

Jimjim
01-12-2008, 13:09
ARMY: Orcs and Gobbos


THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

7 Forest Goblin Spider riders

BACKGROUND/THEME: Tribe from the highs pass (the goblins were found on the way)

BUILD/CONVERSION: Standard Spider Riders

PAINTING: Same as my other greenskins.

BASING: None yet, will do it in the end.

STILL TO DO: More boyz.

HIGHS: Hmm.. finishing them.

LOWS: None.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk119/jimjim_019/DSC00200.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk119/jimjim_019/DSC00201.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk119/jimjim_019/DSC00202.jpg

Like last month I've painted a lot, but I will save them for decembers posting, as I'm moving now, and I have 2 exams in the near future..

Harry
01-12-2008, 13:22
HE TALE OF FANTASY PAINTERS 2008-2009 MONTH 4

Hello chaps,
Well that month just flew by. I expect December will fly by even faster so I would crack on and get this months stuff posted early to give you plenty of time to get next months stuff posted.

Lots of great stuff posted last month and some lovely armies starting to come together so please keep up the great work.

This is the thread on which you post your forth months painting. (The work you have done in the month of November).

Your post should include:

1) The description and points of the unit.
2) Any additional information you care to share with us about your painting.
3) Up to three photographs of your months work.
4) One photo of the army so far.

A WORD ON PHOTOGRAPHS

You can use up to four photographs (the maximum allowed in a post by warseer). To show us your months painting and the 'army' so far.
The best size for showing your work is 640x480
It can be smaller or you can use Ďthumbsí which link to bigger pictures but they must not be bigger or it takes too long for the pages to load.
The best thing to do is to resize them, wherever you are hosting your images, and then drag and drop the Ďimg codeí directly into the text.

THIS MONTHS WIP THREAD (DECEMBER).

AFTER THE FIRST WEEK ... This thread will become the 'normal' ... comment and crití of others work, Work In Progress (WIP) pictures of your work as it develops, how you are getting on, seeking advice and encouragement for your ideas and your painting and generally chatting about the project, life and the cosmos.

However, Lets continue to only post our work for the first week. This is to give everyone a chance to post up their finished work before it gets lost amongst a sea of chat and WIP shots.

The MONTH 3 Thread will remain open through-out this week so folks have somewhere to continue to chat about the Tale.

I hope everyone has had a great months painting.
I look forward to seeing everyoneís work.

All the best
Harry

Harry
01-12-2008, 13:24
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

The aim of The Tale of Painters (TOP) is to help motivate those involved to start and complete an army in the next twelve months.

We made a decision early on to split the Tale into two separate 'halves' one for 40K and one for Fantasy. They have continued to evolve in slightly different ways but this is how the Fantasy Tale works.

The painters involved have made a commitment to paint and post, by the last day of each month, approx 200 points of their chosen army. They do this each month for the next 12 months. Starting with their first post on the last day of August 2008 and finishing with their last post on the last day of July 2009.

However, because people have real lives with exams, holidays, honeymoons, new babies etc, etc. They get two 'Jokers'. For two months within the year you can ‘play a joker’ and rather than post an update they can post "sorry guys couldn't get it done this month. Real life got in the way." But the other 10 Months they have to come up with (approx) 200 points of painted and based figures. That is 200 points for 10 of the next 12 months.

At the end of each month a new thread will appear for the painters to post your previous months painting.

In twelve months time we will all end up with a finished 2000 point army.


THE PAINTERS:

These are all the painters who have signed up to try and paint one or more armies this year.

75hastings69 : Vampire Counts : 1 months painting : 2 Jokers
Alathir : High Elves : 3 months painting.
Almindale : Wood Elves : 1 months painting : 2 Joker
Andymeechan : Dark Elves : 1 months painting : 1 Joker
Animerik Daemons : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Arduhn : Empire : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Arhalien : Warriors of Chaos : 2 months painting : BUT THREATENING TO DROP OUT!
Barrebobby : Tomb kings : 1 months painting : 2 Jokers
BigJon : Ogre Kingdoms : 3 months painting
BDJV : Warriors of Chaos : Currently out of action
BDJV : Ogre Kingdoms : Currently out of action
Bluesabre : Dark Elves : 3 months painting
Braad : Goblins : 3 months painting
Bra'tac : Ogre Kingdoms : 2 Jokers ?
CactusCheff : Orcs and Goblins : 2 months painting : 1 joker?
Cerion : Orcs and Goblins : 2 months painting
Chicken Pig : Dark Elves : 3 months painting
Colenel Haizelhoff : Lizard men : 3 months painting
Count Sinister : Vampire counts : Currently out of action
Danny 76 : Empire : 3 months painting
Darnok : Zombie Pirates : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Dead Orc : Wood Elves : 1 months painting : 2 Joker
Death korp : Warriors of Chaos : 2 months painting
Derv : Dark Elves : 3 months painting
Devolutionary : Wood Elves : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Digital-Punk : Dwarves : 3 months painting
Dino : Chaos Dwarves : 3 months painting
Dino : Warriors of Chaos : 2 months painting: 1 joker?
Doi : Goblins : 3 months painting
Ego Ninja : Chaos Warriors : 2 months painting
EmperorNorton : Wood Elves : 3 months painting
EmperorNorton : Vampire counts : 3 months painting
Fat Olaf : Lizardmen : 1 months painting : 2 Joker
fbi boy : Vampire Counts : 2 months painting
Fenix Felder : Dwarves : 1 month painting : 2 Jokers?
Fenix Felder : Vampire Counts : 1 months painting : 2 Jokers
Filie : Khorne beastmen : 3 months painting
Firestorm Falcon : Vampire Counts/elves : 3 months painting
Fluffystuff : Vampire counts : 3 months painting
Fredmans : Warriors of Chaos : 1 Months painting : 2 Joker
Frgt/10 : Vampire counts : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
GalenArtorius : Empire : 3 months painting
Geep : Orcs and Goblins : 2 months painting
Harry : Warriors of Nurgle : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Harry : Warriors of Khorne : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Harry : Lizardmen : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Harry : Orcs and Goblins : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Iziuth : Warriors of Chaos : 2 Jokers
JimJim : Orcs and Goblins : 3 months painting
JimReaper : Warriors of Chaos : 2 months painting : 1 Joker (or half a Shaggoth)
Jonahmaul : Dark Elves : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Jonahmaul : Lizardmen : 3 months painting
Joseph Vintila : Warriors of Chaos : 1 months painting : 2 jokers
Jullevi : Lizardmen : 1 months painting : 1 Joker
Kaine : Dwarfs : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Kodamus : Warriors of Chaos : 2 Months painting : 1 Joker
Kraal Lord of Blood : Goth-Viking-y Vampire Counts : 3 months painting
Knighta : Orcs and Goblins : 3 months painting
Krzyek : Empire/Dogs of war : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Leonathien : Lizardmen : 3 months painting
Lionofthebegs : Chaos/Dogs of War : 2 months painting?
Lorcan : Orcs : 2 Joker
Lorcan : Daemons of Chaos : 2 Joker
Lord Dan : Dark Elves : 3 months painting
Lord of Death : Orcs and Goblins : 2 jokers
Magus explorator : Skaven : 1 months painting : 1 joker
Magus explorator : High Elves : 3 months painting
Math Mathonway : Deamons of Chaos : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Matthias Thulmann : Warriors of Chaos : 1 months painting : 1 Joker
McMullet : Lizardmen : 3 Jokers
Nagged : Bretonnians : 2 months painting : 1 joker
nathanonicus : Lizardmen : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Nephlim of sin : Orcs and Goblins : 1 months painting : 1 joker
Niibl : Zomie pirates : 3 months painting
Nightsword : Warriors of Chaos : 1 months painting : 1 joker
Nitz : Ogre kingdoms : 1 months painting : 2 jokers
Papa Dan : Empire : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Prince Sarion : High Elves : 3 months painting
Pug : Vampire Counts : 1 months painting : 1 Joker
Redd : Wood Elves : 2 months painting
Reik : Warriors of Chaos : 3 months painting
rkunisch : Tomb kings : 3 months painting
Sainthale1988 : Vampire counts : 1 months painting : 1 joker
Saltpappa : Dwarfs : 3 months painting
Sideorder_of_Chips : Ogre Kingdoms : 2 months painting
Silverstu : Vampire Counts : 2 months painting
Skott4991 : Wood Elves : 2 months painting
someone 2040 : Empire : 2 months painting : 1 joker
Sparks : Dwarfs : 1 months painting : 1 Joker ?
Spikedog : Beasts of Chaos : 2 months painting
Stormcrow : Tomb kings : 3 Months painting
SuavelyDunn : Vampire Counts : 3 months painting
SuavelyDunn : Tomb Kings : 2 months painting
Tauren : Beasts of Chaos : 2 months painting
Tizz : Dark Elves : 3 months painting
txamil : Beasts of chaos : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull : Orcs and Goblins : 3 months painting
Wib : Dwarfs : 2 months painting : 1 Joker
Zark of the Dammed : Dogs of war : 3 months painting
xarius : Orcs and Goblins : 1 months painting : 2 jokers
Zujara : Orcs and Goblins : 3 months painting.

OK I have recorded painting and jokers
I have removed all of the 'NO SHOWS' who have not shown for the past two months.
I have left white anyone who posted previously but 'not shown' month 3 (even with a joker)
Any no shows who don't show again this month will be removed from the list.

I will be turning you green as you post this month.It is not much of a reward for all your efforts but it is something. :D

If I got anything wrong please let me know.

All the best,
Harry

derv
01-12-2008, 13:28
THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT: War Hydra with crew
CHARACTER: Focus Familiar for my Sorceress

BUILD/CONVERSION: Standard build straight from the box. Familiar is the concubine model from the Hasslefree miniatures range.

PAINTING: The Hydra was drybrushed up with various shades of Grey. Underbelly was done with an Iyanden basecoat, washed with Ogre Flesh and highlighted up with Kommando Khaki and Bleached Bone.

The familiar was painted in the same style as my Sorceress from month one (I know she has a distinct lack of clothing which I hope doesn’t offend anyone. PM me if you want the picture removed…)

BASING: Same as previous months.

STILL TO DO: These are done.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Still lots of highs. I’m really enjoying painting up the Dark Elf models, and having used them in a recent tournament with friends I’m having no problem with motivation (apart from a couple of weeks when Fallout 3 on the Xbox took over my life, but I’m over that now!)

The lows will come over following months as I have some duplication coming up (i.e. another unit of warriors, witch elves and black guard).

POINTS: 200 points, 175 for the Hydra and 25 for the familiar. Current army total now stands at 930 points.

PLAN FOR NEXT MONTH: Not too sure. Probably a character model, either another Sorceress or an Assassin. I would like to paint up another unit of Warriors but I don’t think I can stand any more of those at the moment!!!

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~derv/TOFP/Month4-Hydra1.jpg

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~derv/TOFP/Month4-Hydra2.jpg http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~derv/TOFP/Month4-FocusFamiliar.jpg

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~derv/TOFP/Month4-CompleteArmy.jpg

Ego Ninja
01-12-2008, 14:11
This months painting - Sorcerer, level 2, Mark Of Tzeentch, Power Familiar, Dispel Scroll, Conjoined Humunculus - 210

Points so far - 836 (I cant believe its been four months already)

I was planning to post up my marauders this month, but due to work/family commitments I wasnt able to get them finished, hopefully they will be finished by next month.

I apoligise for the poor quality of the photo's, I wasnt able to use my usual camera.

On to the Pics


Sorcerer
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i260/mwbeer/001-1.jpg

Army Shot
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i260/mwbeer/004.jpg

spikedog
01-12-2008, 14:14
PAINTER: Spikedog
ARMY: Beast's of Chaos
TOTAL POINTS SO FAR: 824
MODEL COUNT: 10
JOKERS USED: [][]

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT 1: 3 x Minotaurs with MOK, Standard Bearer, Champion, Heavy Armour, Great Weapons = 223 Points.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Basically the army is a tribe of Minotaurs with a small contingent of Gors that follow them around basking in the blood of battle and feasting on the carnage that follows in their wake.

I will flesh out this section with a little more detail and some in character junk as the tale goes on and I get more ideas.

There are several themes in this army that I plan to take through every model, such as:

* Almost every model is armed with an axe, (Stupid Ungors)
* Almost every model has hooves, (Stupid Dragon Ogres)
* Every model has horns, (I think I might actually be able to do this one)

BUILD/CONVERSION: Lots of little conversions on these guys, The Champion has a custom built Khorne symbol axe, the regular Minotaur has a custom built axe and the Standard Bearer's Standard is all built out of lots of bits. Oh and the Standard has had his feet replaced with hooves.

PAINTING: Lots and lots of browns! But seriously several layers of drybrushing on the fur, several layers of highlights and washes for the skin and other parts. I think I am getting better at the various methods used to paint them with each model, especially the metals.

BASING: I have used resin cast forest bases with various types of plants both real and brass etched. I have created a guide for anyone that is interested which can be found here. (http://warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3055250&postcount=512)

STILL TO DO: I need to add the resin for the water effects on the base.

HIGHS: Having the Standard come out looking like it did was great, I love it!

...AND LOWS: I think I may have to re-do the rust effects on the Khorne symbol axe as I am not sure I liked how that one turned out.

POINTS: 223 (A little over that will be made up for in next months painting.

UNIT 1:
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Beasts%20of%20Chaos/DSC01810.jpg

Close up on the Champion:
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Beasts%20of%20Chaos/DSC01815.jpg

Army Shot:
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Beasts%20of%20Chaos/DSC01818.jpg Click for larger picture. (http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/spikedog_woof/Warhammer/Beasts%20of%20Chaos/DSC01818l.jpg)

More pictures including WiP's and sneak peaks at next months work will be in my project log as soon as I get around to updating it later today, link in my sig.

@ Harry: I have painted each of the 4 months so far just FYI for the list at the start of the thread.

Braad
01-12-2008, 14:23
THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT: 2 Rock Lobbers

BACKGROUND/THEME: This army will represent a horde of mainly goblins led by Grom the Paunch with some 'elite' orcs and a few trolls as back-up.

BUILD/CONVERSION: 2 rock lobbers: did some minor conversions to make them look less alike. Positioned one with the arm upwards, and extended the rope. Flipped the upstanding part of the lobber on one. Added a few extra bits here and there, also sculpted a few new joints (metal plate pinned on the lobber). Also the crew is converted, to have no identical models. One was given a pickaxe, a new plastic bully added, 40K grot included, squig includedÖ Made scenic bases for both.

STILL TO DO: Finished

HIGHS AND LOWS: I like the way the lobbers look now. Not too identical, and a few funny things (squashed gobbo) added. Lows is the painting time: it took soooo long. I would not have made it if I didnít have to weeks of holiday.

POINTS: 150

THE ARMY LIST :
(in fat, the finished stuff)

Lords:
Grom the Paunch of Misty Mountain (255)

Heroes:
Goblin Big Boss (best basha, collar of zorga, shield, light armour, 59)
Orc Big Boss BSB (Best boss 'at, 127)
Orc Shaman (Level 2, 2x dispel scroll, 150)

Core Units:
24 Boyz (2 choppa's, 198)
29 Gobbo's (hand weapon + shields, 146)
21 Gobbo's (bows, 104)
5 Spider riders (spear, bow, shield, 100)
10 Wolf riders (spear, shield, 170)

Special Units:
10 Boar Boyz (258)
Rock Lobber (75)
Rock Lobber (75)
Goblin Wolf Chariot (60)

Rare Units:
4 Stone Trolls (240)

TOTAL armylist: 2017
TOTAL painted: 795

Both lobbers:

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh299/Braad-82/Warseer/2lobbers.jpg

The first one, from all sides. I really like the way it worked out with the arm up. Makes it look big.
Also, the squashed gobbo was a nice detail to add.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh299/Braad-82/Warseer/lobber1.jpg

The second one. Note the squig is actually just a gobbo, but I didn't have any suitable gobbo's to convert, and I quite liked this idea too.
Also first attempt at making continuous bases (the dirt on the ground passes through several bases, as does a bit of rock).

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh299/Braad-82/Warseer/lobber2.jpg

And the army shot. It really needs some troops now...

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh299/Braad-82/Warseer/Entry4-4.jpg

For next month... Dunno yet. I got a bunch of boyz, boar boyz, a gobbo big boss and a black orc BSB on my desk right now. It will probably be a random mix of these models. Or I might joker. Still got a Hellcannon left to finish too.

EmperorNorton
01-12-2008, 14:41
PAINTER: EmperorNorton
ARMY: Wood Elves
TOTAL POINTS SO FAR: (800)
MODEL COUNT: 15 + 2

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT: Branchwraith & Highborn on Forest Dragon (WIP)

STILL TO DO: The Branchwraith is done, the Highborn and his dragon are very much WIP, but they are 465 points without any equipment, so I'm counting the work so far as 135 points (plus the Branchwraith for an even 200) and hope to finish them next month.

HIGHS: The Branchwraith is pretty nice, I think.

...AND LOWS: The metal dragon is a pain to work with, the Highborn is a way too busy model for my taste, the month went by all too fast and I'm frustrated.

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01078.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01090.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01108.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01137.jpg

Dino
01-12-2008, 14:50
Magnie Taurus's Raiding Army

Units: 2 chaos dwarf warriors with blunderbusses and unit champ., 6 Bullcentaur with heavy armour and full command.

Backround/Theme: Chaos dwarfs that are wandering the lands fighting whoever comes infront of their path.

Build/Conversions: The Blunderbussers are made from the BFSP thunderers. Cut of the heads and shaved the beards some and removed the tip of their guns. Then I glude on heads from the chaos warriors and normal thunderer sheilds at the ends of the guns. GS the beards were needed and the armour as normal and called them done. The unit champs gun is made fron an outrider bit I hade lying around. The Bullcentaurs were made from BFSP grudge ponies with the ponies heads, tail and almost all of the harneses filed off. The GS the scale mail on the backs. The upper body is made from dwarf, beastmen heads and arms, and a few chaos marauder arms as well. GS the the body some and beards.

Painting: The skin for my chaos dwarfs and their bullcentaurs is basecoated dark flesh. Then a mix of dark flesh and tanned flesh was made as the first highlight and then proceeded by strait tanned flesh. The a mix of tanned flesh and dwarf flesh was mixed for the second to last highlight and dwarf flesh was the final highlight.

Basing: Like the others.

Still to do: Not a darn thing.

Highs: Getting it all finished and eating turkey.
Lows: Nothing I can think of.

Points: 2 chaos dwarf warriors with blunderbusses and unit champ. pts.34
6 Bullcentaurs with heavy armour and full commend pts.171
Total this month pts.205
Points from last month pts.593
All around total pts.798
Blunderbussers
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture069-1.jpg
Bullcentaurs
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture070-1.jpg
Army Shot
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture071-1.jpg
Next moth more blunder bussers, warriors, and a death rocket.

EmperorNorton
01-12-2008, 15:01
PAINTER: EmperorNorton
ARMY: Vampire Counts
TOTAL POINTS SO FAR: 800
MODEL COUNT: 15

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT: 1 Vampire & 5 Fell Bats

PAINTING: The Fell Bats were painted to fit in with the Varghulf and Bat Swarms. The Vampire shows my army's colours of red and white. Especially the red was quite an effort as I tried more and thinner layers than I usually do.

BASING: For the Fell Bats' bases I once again was inspired by Harry's VC army. On the base on the left hand side are a couple of the small bats which I had left over from building my Swarms, because I thought it'd be a fun idea for the little ones to hang with their big cousins.

STILL TO DO: Except for varnishing these are all done.

HIGHS: My thanks to SuavelyDunn, because only after seeing his take on the Vampire lady did I remember that I had that mini as well and wanted to paint it, which was fun and turned out fairly well, if I say so myself.
And while I'm at it I'd like to thank spikedog again for trading me the Fell Bats, which leads me to...

...LOWS: Because I'd be kicking myself if I had paid money for those models. I've read several times how horrible the Fell Bats are, but I've only come to understand that now that I have painted some.
And earlier, while I was glueing them to their bases, one tipped over and fell from the table. Having to fix it added to my frustration level even more.

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01117.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01141.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01126.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01132.jpg

Dino
01-12-2008, 15:09
The Raven Host

Units: 2 Chaos spawn

Backround/Theme: The chaos warriors from the game Warhammer Online: Age of Reckonning.

Building/Conversion: Strait from the box(well with all the bitz I was able to use).

Painting: The spawn with the bird head was started of with mordian blue the highlighted with ultramarines blue. Then with mixes of ultramarines blue and fortress grey for the highlights. The freathers are shadow grey as a basecoat and then highlights of shadow grey and skull white until it became just skull white. Beck and claws are basecoated graveyard earth. the highlighted with kommando kaki and then debith stone for the final highlight. The spawn with the huge claw is painted with three diffrerent colours. The blue is bascoated with midnight blue. Then a mix of midnight blue and regal blue and then straight regal blue. The final highlight was a mix of regal blue and enchanted blue. The white areas are the same as the feathers of the other spawn but with a wash of blue ink and then highlited with shadow grey. The purple is basecoated lich purple and washed with blue ink. Then highlighted with lich purple and highlighted with a mix of lich purple and hormagaunt purple until it was strait hormagaunt purple. Claws and talons are painted the same as the bird spawn.

Basing: Same as the rest of the army with the addition the bird spawn has the familier from the tzeentch character blister.

Still to do: Not and thing. But I think I may have some touch ups to do(let me know if you see anything)

Highs: Getting it all finished and turkey.
Lows: Not sure of any.

Points: 2 chaos spawn with mark of tzeentch pts.130
Total from last month 392
Total from this month 130
All around total 522
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture072-1.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture074-1.jpg
Army Shot
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture077-1.jpg
Next month it will be chaos knights.

fluffystuff
01-12-2008, 15:42
ARMY: Vampire Counts
POINTS THIS MONTH : 245
TOTAL POINTS : 856
MODEL COUNT: 25


THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

25 Skeletons with hand weapon and shields. Full command with magic standard. = 223 Points.

BACKGROUND/THEME: None really, they're undead.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Standard skeletons out of the box. To make things easier I used the plain un-helmeted heads for the standard troops.

PAINTING: Good old FAP strong tone dip followed up with rust.

BASING: Adaptus Battlegrey, washed with black ink then dry-brushed up to nearly pure skull white in places.

STILL TO DO: Nothing, in fact I've nearly finished Konrad aswell. I'll post him in my plog in about a weeks time, then use him for next months tale.

HIGHS: Finishing the unit, I think the rust effect looks even better than last time.

LOWS: Batch painting 25 skeletons can become very monotonous, luckily they're very easy to paint.

POINTS: 245

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/munkyf/army1208.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/munkyf/skel12081.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/munkyf/skel12082.jpg

Chicken Pig
01-12-2008, 16:33
PAINTER:Chicken Pig
ARMY: Dark Elves
TOTAL POINTS SO FAR:799
MODEL COUNT:45
JOKERS USED: None

THIS MONTHS PAINTING

Replacement Master (the old master becomes the champion for the warriors)
20 Warriors with Full Command
2 Dark Riders with Repeater Crossbows

BACKGROUND/THEME:
In the works...

BUILD/CONVERSION:
The Master is straight from the blister, but has a Great Weapon from the High Elf commander boxed set.
The Warriors Are mostly from the box but with the odd Glade guard cowled head added. The standard is a warrior body with a head from the Cold One Knights sprue and a standard from the Chaos Warriors set.
The Dark Riders are Glade Guard/Warrior hybrids detailed in month 2's work.

PAINTING: Black undercoat with Mithril silver, hawk turqoise, bestial brown then coated with a badab black wash. This is then overbrushed/highlighted up. The skin is elf flesh then highlighted with increasing amounts of skull white.

BASING:Sand, undercoated black then built up to codex grey and almost pure white with added static grass.

STILL TO DO: Shields on the back 2 ranks of warriors, added highlights on the shields.

HIGHS: The Warriors are a lot better than the pictures attest, I am glad to have such an individual, but also instantly recognisable core unit. The Master replacement is also far more characterful.

...AND LOWS: Deciding what to do next.

POINTS:199 (excluding master, he was in last months points).

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c70/pauloso151/armyagain001.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c70/pauloso151/armyagain2005.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c70/pauloso151/armyagain004.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c70/pauloso151/armyagain008.jpg

SuavelyDunn
01-12-2008, 19:33
Hi Guys!

Early posts look brilliant!

@Harry - I see that you have me for a no show on the Tomb Kings - I withdrew that army from this tale last month owing to real life hitting with a vengeance. Can you remove me from the list please for them?

As I thought, I haven't been able to pick up a brush for the last few weeks, so would it be possible to use some of the points "bank"? Or do I have to play a joker and immediately buy it back? Help!

ARMY:
Vampire Counts

POINTS PAINTED SO FAR:
906 points

UNIT/S:
None this month

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Sort of a lord being turned and his loyal retainers have risen from the grave to serve him in all eternity.
Either that or he just leads a load of dead people...

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight out of the box.

PAINTING:
I use the Wargames Foundry Paint System so my colours will be a little different to the GW names.

BASING:
Using a mixture of bases from Back-2-Base-IX (dirt) and Foundations of War (battle debris). Undercoated black, drybrushed with all three drab colours, with the stones picked out with all three granite colours. Varnished (dullcote) and static grass added. Drilled, Pinned, Glued & Magnetised!

STILL TO DO:
Banner on the skellies & grave guard.
Varnish & flock one base on the ghoul unit.

HIGHS:
Army Painter - what a fantastic product!
Think that the new washes are brilliant from GW and can't recommend them enough.

LOWS:
Work, work, work and more work...
November/December are awkward months for me workwise I can now have some "time off" to do the zombies - slowly as you would expect.

This is the army picture from last month;

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll37/SuavelyDunn/DSC_2298.jpg

THE LIST :

LORD
Vampire Lord (205 points)

HEROES
Vampire (100 points)

Vampire (100 points)

Vampire (Dread Knight) (125 points)

Necromancer (55 points)

Wight BSB (100 points)

CORE
20 Skeleton Warriors (hand weapon, shield with full command) (180 points)

20 Skeleton Warriors (hand weapon, shield with full command) (180 points)

10 Ghouls (including Ghast) (88 points)

10 Ghouls (including Ghast) (88 points)

5 Dire Wolves (40 points)

5 Dire Wolves (40 points)

20 Zombie Horde (including standard & musician) (92 points)

SPECIAL
5 Black Knights (full command and barding) (180 points)

4 Fell Bats (80 points)

20 Grave Guard (including full command) (270 points)
4 Spirit Host (260 points)

RARE
5 Blood Knights (including full command) (325 points)

5 Cairn Wraiths (including Banshee) (275 points)

1 Varghulf (175 points)

TOTAL:
2918 points...........

NEXT MONTH:
Nothing, owing to work pressures
Will start work on the horde, ready for January!

Krzyek
01-12-2008, 20:28
Quick question: Does the mini need to be painted 100% ? Can it be let say painted in 70% and finished later?

silverstu
01-12-2008, 20:40
Quick question: Does the mini need to be painted 100% ? Can it be let say painted in 70% and finished later?

Quick answer- thats fine- three colours and based is the only requirement.

Leonathion
01-12-2008, 21:51
THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

2 units of 10 skink skirmishers + 3 eventual characters aka unit champions (for the moment).

BACKGROUND/THEME: Nasty lizzies from the jungle, they'll eat you alive and spawn in your bathtub.

BUILD/CONVERSION: One unit had javelines before being painted, but then I heard rumours about skirmishers only taking blowpipes in the new book so I went with the flow. Unfortunately, the blowpipes from the sprue were gone (bought these suckers a long time ago) so I had to convert two of them from javelines, doesn't show IMO.

PAINTING: One unit based on regal blue+iceblue highlight (took faaaaar longer time, looks better though), one on the new asurmen blue wash, with a whitened down highlight. The crests are based on that ages old painted colour pic of two blue skinks with bows, pointing at unknown foes.

BASING: Usual catachan green + pizza herbs, dipp, varnish and flock, some etched brass plants comes in here and there.

STILL TO DO: Nothing, these newts are done!

HIGHS: Painting details on the metal skinks, they are realy something, those minis...

LOWS: Sad about the different looks on the skinks, will try to not highlight at all next time, just go with the wash like on the saurus, looks best IMO so far...

Unit Entry:

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/Month4Entry1.jpg

Extras:

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/Month4Entry2.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/Month4Entry3.jpg

Army so far:

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/Month4Armyshoot.jpg

NEXT MONTH: I've been busy painting, not spending so much time on the forums (thanks for all the coments from the last thread, didn't have time to answer, but I'll try this time, so fun to see everyones great job!) so I've acomplished painting the stuff for next month and the month after. This is mainly by the motivation of moving to the US for a time. I'm not going to paint much during the school start and the traveling (xmas holidays etc). Next month will feature more characters, 2 priests to be exact. The month after this will feature Tehenhauin. This is a tad bit more than 200 pts, but I make up for it by some other weak posts, a unit of terradons will go under 200, and probably 2 ranked skink units as well (and of course, this entry!). I will keep painting though, and hopefully, I can later remove the characters and replace them with the 2 saurus units I'm planning. It's a bit confused, but you'll see. Anyway, I hope its ok that I paint a lot and post it as well. It's hard too keep to the 200 pts limit/month when you wan't to have a big list of units to choose from (especially when the thing motivating your painting is the deadline in this thread, it just makes me wan't to paint more!!!), I will do my best to not go over the edge. This month is fine though.

Keep it up you guys, and lets see more of all your splendid work!

CactusCheff
01-12-2008, 22:51
Painter: CactusCheff

Have to go for:
http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080702/dark-knight-joker_l.jpg

Have had all too much other stuff to do. This month hopefully sees a unit of deamonettes as I started greenstuffing them tonight.

@Harry: Allthought I have Orcs and Goblins army, which actually won best painted army trophy last weekend on tournament:D, this tale is about Slaaneshii deamons for me. To clear out my attenending for tale I have now painted two months and used two jokers(better shape up:o).

Magos Explorator
02-12-2008, 17:10
After several months I finally found time for some Skaven. As my first month of painting for the Tale was over 200 points (months 2 and 3 were sadly Jokers), this one is a little under. I really wanted to finish my Clanrats, but have only done 9 of 20, so they will hopefully appear next month.

Anyway, on to the pictures. Have been having great difficulties with lighting (taking pictures in quick succession with quite different colour balances, for some reason) but they're all reasonably near the true colours. The first warpfire thrower picture is the most accurate.

A Warlock Engineer:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/skaven_warlock_1_front.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/skaven_warlock_1_back.jpg

A Warpfire Thrower team:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/warpfire_thrower_1_front.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/warpfire_thrower_1_back.jpg

I really like these old models, and am happy with the way they've turned out. Liberal use of foundation paints and washes.

So... hopefully Clanrats to come soon. I may post pictures of them as they're ready. After that, probably some Moulder stuff.

Magos Explorator
02-12-2008, 17:11
For this month of the Tale, I have slightly over 200 points. In common with my Skaven I'm having real troubles with the colour balance on photos being wrong, even when I don't reposition the lights or anything. This first picture is the most true-to-life.

For my High Elves this month I have a Noble and a Giant Eagle.

The theme is Nagarythe, explaining the dark palette. I'm really happy with this Noble; it's just a stock figure (which I think is called "Selafyn"). The runes on the sword are my first attempt at lighting effects, so any comments or criticism are welcome. The cloak is meant to be grey, not black.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/high_elf_noble_front.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/high_elf_noble_back.jpg

And here's the Eagle, which was almost exclusively Foundation paints and washes. This guy's awaiting weather sufficiently good to varnish him, then I'm going to replace this flying stand with one stuck on a base painted to match the rest of the force.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/high_elf_eagle_1.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh255/andy_sayer/high_elf_eagle_2.jpg

I like the angle of this second shot, although it does show the slightly ungraceful join.

Next time, probably more Archers or some Shadow Warriors. I may have to resort to a Joker to get my Skaven and Imperial Guard done, but let's hope not!

FatOlaf
02-12-2008, 20:04
Sorry Guys, RL has given me such a bashing in the last 3 months, that I have no time (or inclanation) to paint. So since this would be my 3rd Joker, it looks like I have to leave TOP...

@ SilverStu - great varg mate, top work

@ Everyone - keep up the great work, I will remain an avid viewer of your work...

Joseph Vintila
02-12-2008, 21:08
THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

CHARACTER: Exalted hero

BUILD/CONVERSION: Build straight from the box.

STILL TO DO: Bases, still not sure how i'm going to base them.

HIGHS AND LOWS: highs. Finally getting back to painting after 2 stressfull months.
Lows. it was painfull painting for anything longer than a few minutes at the start of the month after my accident.

POINTS: 185 with all his equipment. Current army total now stands at 457 points.

PLAN FOR NEXT MONTH: A chariot and some marauder horsemen.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/jimp103/100_0048.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/jimp103/100_0052.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/jimp103/100_0053.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/jimp103/100_0047.jpg

Sorry about the bad pics.

someone2040
03-12-2008, 03:11
The holy order of Sigmar is back. This month sees more Warrior Priests join the fight against Heresy and Damnation, as well as some State soldiers rustled up by the Witch Hunters.
I would like to thank everyone who commented on my work last month. I didn't get a chance to reply, or comment on anyone elses, works been pretty harsh. Unfortunately I probably don't have time to do it this month either (Work doesn't slow down until like... Christmas :S) but hopefully in the New Year I'll have a bit more time to comment on people's work.

THIS MONTHS PAINTING

THIS MONTH POINTS: 203
TOTAL POINTS : 491

UNIT : The 3 command of the Inner Circle Knights + War banner. 10 Swordsmen.
BUILD/CONVERSION : The Warrior Priests are obviously converted. Using green stuff, the White Wolf sprue and some stuff from the Flagellants set. Swordsmen are old Swordsmen with a mixture of the new stuff sprinkled in. (Not pictured, the Champion has a scroll flowing down his back).
PAINTING : Same old, same old. Metal is chainmail over black with a wash or two of badab black. Green is dark angels green with snot green over it. The yellowish colour is iyandan darksun -> kommando khaki -> devlan mud wash -> Reapply Kommando Khaki.
BASING : Back-2-Basix bases for the guys on foot. Knights still need to be done.
STILL TO DO : Knights and Pistoliers still need basing done. I'll probably do them all at once when I finish my 2nd unit of Pistoliers and the rest of the Knights. The rest of the Swordsmen (15) are done and primed, but I just haven't had the time to paint them all. I also have to convert 5 more Warrior Priests according to my list. But I think I'll leave them for later on.
HIGHS : I really like how my Swordsmen are coming out. They look nice I think, and It's a pity I won't have more state troops in my army. But that's what I get for theming. The Warrior Priests have come out decently as well.
LOWS : I'm not so fond of the Warrior Priest dresses. It doesn't show up in the pictures due to the range, but you can tell where I added creases (Cause the green stuff doesn't smoothly join). But it's all a learning experience, can't go from 0 to 100 in no time. Metal is still a pain in the ass, I try to drybrush it on properly and I just get mixed results. Sometimes it goes well, othertimes looks like crap.

First up, the Mounted Warrior Priests. First two images are just the new guys. The last is the squad including the character (Who will definately have a special base and stuff to elevate him a bit. He's a bit short at the moment).
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/ToFP/Month4/knights1.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/ToFP/Month4/knights2.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/ToFP/Month4/knights3.jpg

someone2040
03-12-2008, 03:11
Following up, are the Swordsmen and the army shot's.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/ToFP/Month4/swordsmen1.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/ToFP/Month4/swordsmen2.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/ToFP/Month4/armysofar1.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/ToFP/Month4/armysofar2.jpg

Lord Dan
03-12-2008, 03:36
Joker for this month (I'd be fun and post an image, but I don't want to needlessly slow down the page download).

I've been sidetracked with my Gobtonnian project, so hopefully I'll find the time to paint up the corsairs that need only a couple highlights left for next month.

Doi
03-12-2008, 08:45
PAINTER: Doi

ARMY:All Mounted Goblins

THIS MONTHS PAINTING: 2 units of 5 wolfriders with bows and musicians

BACKGROUND/THEME: I'm working on it, I swear!

BUILD/CONVERSION: Minor conversions all around (weapon swaps from other armies, couple of head swaps etc) and a metal squig herder converted to be riding a wolf.

PAINTING: Snot Green, 50/50 Snot Green/Goblin Green, Goblin Green, Goblin Green with some Bleached Bone for Gobbo skin.

BASING: My usual snow method

STILL TO DO: Maybe a shield or two thrown in for looks, otherwise naught.

HIGHS: Having the bulk of my goblins now out of the way. One month of 14, a month of 7, a month of 2 and then its all single models from here on out.

...AND LOWS: Having had two months of painting where for one reason or another I couldnt make up the full 200pts so I've effectively played a joker even though I painted for all four months so far. Having forgotten to put rocks on the bases until I got to the last base, so I only have one model to break up all of the snow on the two units...

POINTS: 2 x 76 = 152

TOTAL POINTS: 634

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/TOFP116.jpg
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/TOFP117.jpg
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/TOFP119.jpg

And since I've had two months where my points fell short, I effectively count as jokering this month!

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/art_dr_whiteface_2.jpg

Doi

Dead orc
03-12-2008, 10:58
Harry: I've been listed as doing 1 months painting and two jokers when it was two months painting and one joker for my woodelves. Going to have to use my second joker now anyway since I didn't have enough woodies to make up 200 points this month.

Bluesabre
03-12-2008, 11:53
Dark Elves.

Unit:
Cold One Chariot
Reaper Bolt Thrower

Points: 200

Background: This army represents a small portion of the forces of House Uthorin during the invasion of Ulthuan. These forces are lead by the Dreadlord Irum. Some of the heavier units have finally managed to make it ashore.

Build/Conversion: Straight from blisters/box.

Painting: Regal Blue and Brass colour scheme across army, all highlighting done by adding Vallego GC Stonewall Grey to base colour. Nothing new this month.

Basing: Chariot base is from Back2Basix, well worth the cost. The Reaper is mounted on some 2.5mm balsa wood.

Highs/Lows: Getting the chariot fixed to the base without breaking apart too often, one of the CO's is still a bit loose under the cross beam. Balsa woos base warped a bit with the pva glue applied to it.

Still to do: They're done.

Cold One Chariot:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l126/bluesabre/Warhammer%20Fantasy/DECharoit.jpg

Reaper Bolt Thrower:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l126/bluesabre/Warhammer%20Fantasy/DEReaperBoltThrower.jpg

Army so far:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l126/bluesabre/Warhammer%20Fantasy/DEArmyNovember.jpg

Next Month: Dread Lord on Cold One.

Prince Sairion
03-12-2008, 12:17
Hola!

Excellent work so far on the thread, its good to see theres so many of us working away each month.

Month four, a third of the way through, and the swordmonkeys have arrived to play!

Unit: 14 Swordmasters with full command.

Points: 240

Painting: Same style, paints, same lack of chaos black on the edges of the bases . . .

Still to do: You could argue that the banner doesn't have a cross-pole yet, and you wouldn't be too far off accurate ;)

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee290/Parkerbrum/DSCF0852.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee290/Parkerbrum/DSCF0853.jpg

Next month, Shadow warriors and something else that conveniently takes the total to more than 200 points!

Danny76
03-12-2008, 20:31
Hey all, so here is my month 4 entry,

PAINTER: Danny76

ARMY: Empire

THIS MONTHS PAINTING: 15 Flagellants, Prophet Of Doom

BACKGROUND/THEME: -

BUILD/CONVERSION: None really, i decided what colours/weapons each would have so noone is stood next to someone of the same colour rags or the same weapons, but nothing interesting to speak of this month.

PAINTING: Did the cloth just a base colour from the foundation range (calthan, adeptus grey, etc) and have washed over them with the new washes.
They need several more washes though to get a good look though i think, The skin is washed a few time with flesh and brown to darken it suitably.
The banner/book/skulls have been painted Dheneb stone, and they still need to be washes to darken them and add depth to them.

BASING: Three browns then flock.

STILL TO DO: The mentioned washing. Still have lots of washes to do on all my miniatures in the army really.

HIGHS:

...AND LOWS:

POINTS: 160

TOTAL POINTS: 800

Sorry for the bad pics, weather was against me getting good ones.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j191/Danny76_photos/ALIM1793.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j191/Danny76_photos/ALIM1788.jpg

Zodiac
04-12-2008, 15:14
Great painting everybody! Keep it up and keep posting all of your great results!

Malorian
04-12-2008, 15:59
How are people playing jokers already?!?!

Come on people, it's oly 200 points! Just paint up a character if you have to, hell even just keep it simple with three basic colors and finish it later, but there is not reason why you can't get this done.

I'm looking at you FatOlaf!!! ;)

Krzyek
04-12-2008, 19:49
ARMY: Empire/Dow

THIS MONTHS PAINTING: 4TH LEVEL FEMALE WIZARD

BUILD/CONVERSION: Normal Ice Queen, a 5ed warhorse with Manfred's horse head

PAINTING AND BASING: If you want details ask me in my log

HIGHS: Face?

LOWS: Horse

POINTS THIS MONTH: 231

POINTS IN TOTAL:908

WIP pic
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Tzarinawip.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Tzarina1.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Tzarina2.jpg

Army so far
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Topfarmy2.jpg

Cheers,
Krzyek

Arduhn
04-12-2008, 22:39
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww45/arduhn/corsairsandbtcrew004.jpg

Here is a WIP for my Dark Elves. The Corsairs are almost done, but the Bolt Thrower still needs a lot of work.

Jim Reaper
05-12-2008, 13:05
I've run into problems this month I'm afraid to say. Essentially, whilst painting Knights I've come to the conclusion that the colour scheme isn't really worth the effort it takes to paint up each model. I mean, it looks okay, but for the time it takes I reckon I could do a simpler scheme much better. So I'm going to be jokering this month, and spending my time testing out some ideas. Hopefully I'll be back next month, back on track!

McMullet
05-12-2008, 16:01
PAINTER: McMullet
ARMY: Lizardmen
MODEL COUNT: 1

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT 1: Skink Chief, with Spear, Javelins, Shield, Mark of Sotek and Stegadon Helm. 129 points. Riding the Stegadon from last month.

TOTAL POINTS SO FAR: 364. A bit short on the target of 400, I thought the Chief was worth a bit more than he was. I should easily make that up though, and hopefully get a joker back, next month.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Dinosaurs!

BUILD/CONVERSION: The Howdah is made from plasticard, sprue, green stuff, a couple of bits of the actual howdah, 5th ed Saurus shields, and Lord Kroak's deathmask. The Chief is mildly converted; his front foot is reposed to make him lean back less on the rearing Stegadon (he's still leaning a fair bit), and his weapon is replaced with a Spear.

PAINTING: Blue is regal up to ice, glazed with lots of midnight. Gold is tin > brass > shining gold > chestnut ink or devlan mud > brnished gold. Copper is tin > copper > bronze > wash > mish of bronze and silver.

BASING: None, the stegadon was already based last month.

STILL TO DO: I think the glyphs around the howdah need glazing with a lighter grey.

HIGHS: Finishing in tme having basically done nothing all month (except Epic Orks).

...AND LOWS: Being short on points; the howdah is far from perfect.

PICTURES

This month's work:

http://images.fotopic.net/yvv2be.jpg

The "army" so far:

http://images.fotopic.net/yvv2bh.jpg

http://images.fotopic.net/yvv2b4.jpg

Well done do far everyone!

Next month I'll be doing a Carnosaur, and maybe some Salamanders.

Niibl
05-12-2008, 23:28
This month it is Joker time for me.
http://warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=49016&stc=1&d=1228523277
After 50 years some wires took a smoking break and stopped working.
So, It is home improvement time for me.
Well, until yesterday I didn't even have light and still lack a place to paint.





@Storm Crow
very nice army so far. Purple is an interesting variant.

@silverstu
brilliant paintjob and a stylish choice of colours.
The snow doesnít look like snow though. It lacks the powderish consistency.
Well, maybe it is just the pic.

@jimjim
I always loved spiderriders and this includes the new models.
Try a wash on those spider legs to blend the different paint layers.

@derv
Fine paint job, fine selection of models, fine familiar (yesss), even a fine avatar J

@Ego Ninja
Pics are good enough. I donít know if I should recommend more high lights.
They might cause the model not to fit in with the rest of the army.

@spikedog
Very cool axes. Are they scratch built? I love the minos, the hooves and horns are too clean for my taste though.

@Braad
Aaaargh what horrible basesÖwas my first thought.
In combination with your playing mat suddenly everything looks all right. Strange isnít it?

@Emperor Norton
The dragon is so weirdly designed that it will only look good with crisply highlighted scales-so, I wish you a lot of patience and a steady hand.
The branch wraith surely is not GW-whatís the manufacturer?

@Dino
The warriors seem to have too long necks for dwarves.
IMHO you should have cut away a bit from the helmets to position the heads closer to the chests.
I love the centaurs though.
All in all, is seems to become a stunning army.

@Emperor Norton (again)
The bats look great but the vampiress could benefit from a little more brushwork.
Maybe it is the picture but there seems to be an ungainly blotch of ink next to the nose which could be toned down with some thinned skin paint.
The blood around the mouth looks a little too much like ketchup and possibly looks better in a darker tone more contrasting to the clothes.
I think I know what effect you tried to achive but that is quite tricky to do good.
ATM it lacks some sprinkle or smear effects to look realistic (again, it might be the picture).
Is the rim of the skirt damaged? The crotch section looks strange.

@Dino
A touch of (black?) ink on the bonecoloured areas will improve the looks.

@fluffy stuff
speechless. Nothing to improve. NOTHING!

@chicken pig
Nice army. The blank shields need getting used to though.
I like your choice of horses.

@Suavely Dunn
A very strong paint sceme.
And yes, painting lots of zombies will be slowly, will happen on the dead of night and causes you to groan quite often ;)

@Leonation
Verrry nice. May the new army book be kind to you and your army.
The change in basing looks a little bit irritating.
It doesnít look homogenic. Maybe a wash could help?
I have never tried that though, so beware of this advise.

@Magos Explorator
Old school! I loooove old school skaven.
It would have been my first army but the ravening hordes list said 80 skaven models minimum-just for the slaves.
The urge to have such an army still burns in my wallet.

AgainÖthis time High elves:
Good paint job. The glow effect on the blade is a little bit to strong.
I recommend to blend the edges a little bit more with thinned silver.

@Joseph Ventila
Not finished but on a good way.
Sometimes you get stuck with indecision-donít rush it with the bases but add more painted models instead.
If you have enough modes and time, do some testbases.

@someone 2040
Will you make the horse bases from back-2-base-ix bases too?

@Doi
The bases look too plain.
Maybe you could add some scrub, twigs and other stuff to the bases?
Once you have put more snow on the bases these corrections should blens in well.

@blue saber
Still using the old cold ones? You have guts. The mini Godzillas donít look that bad anyway.
The paintjob is quite good. The riders in the back need a touch of bloe IMHO to better fit the colour sceme.

@Prince Sairion
The red is a nice fresh variant. The banner looks untidy though.

@Danny76
Wash? Highlights?

@Kryzyek
The paintjob on the ice queen is somewhat messy.
I recommend the use of a thin pen like the edding 1800 to outline the gold decorations.

@Arduhn
Sadly the picture is not that good.
Keep on painting.

@McMullet
Very nice conversion.
I never thought about giving the steagadon model such a dynamic pose.
With well converted howdah it makes a very stunning model.

Reik
06-12-2008, 10:43
THIS MONTHS PAINTING:
Name: Reik
Army: Warriors of Chaos
Models in army so far: 33
Months painting: 3 /this is the forth one/

This month entry: Pulper Spikehead/exalted hero/ 10 poison dogs
Points this month: 200pts
Whole army points count /with updated point cost/: 880pts.


BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight from their box
Pulper is one of those golden oldies

BASING:
The same as with chaos warriors

STILL TO DO: A lot of touch ups on dogs /Iíve started them and finished last night/


HIGHS AND LOWS: Painting the dwarf was a great pleasure

Pulper
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/vonReinhardt/UTF-8QDSC5F0745.jpg

Doggies
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/vonReinhardt/UTF-8QDSC5F0754.jpg

A pic of Harry on his scenic base/still a wip/
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/vonReinhardt/UTF-8Qharry_base.jpg

A blurry army shot.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/vonReinhardt/UTF-8QDSC5F0759.jpg

Death Korp
06-12-2008, 12:04
I'll have to joker this month guys ( :( ), real life got in the way yet again. But, as you can see from my plog, things are starting to get better for my WOC!

DK

Zark the Damned
06-12-2008, 12:10
Had this ready all week, but never seemed to get the chance to post... I shall try to respond more this time round.

Army: Dogs of War

This month's painting: 2x Hireling Wizard

This Month's Points: 60 + 60 = 120 (ok, short of 200 this month, but I haven't chosen equipment for them yet either)

Total Points: 826 (over 200 per month on average still, thanks to expensive units!)

Build: Nicodemus is from the Mordheim range, Leopold is from the Empire Wizard box.

Painting: Have distanced these guys from the previous work, as each has a strong emphasis on one of the two main army colours. There are still hints of the other colour though (Nico's feather, Leo's staff).

Highs: I really enjoyed painting these guys, Nicodemus in particular (as he is an old model I repainted, I have been using him as my WHQ Wizard for some time)

Lows: Nico's cloak was a pain to do, kept coming out either too light or too shiny depending on the inks and paints used (eventually solved this using old black ink, then the new purple wash over the top to kill off the shinyness)

What's next: I guess by popular demand, I oughta get on with those Pikemen. I have acquired more base models and brass rod so am aiming for a big unit of 30.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/zarkthedamned/Miniatures/Dogs%20of%20War/2008-11-wizards.jpg

No army shot this time, these guys wouldn't make much different to my previous shot...

Frgt/10
07-12-2008, 09:51
I'm going to have to joker for this month as well
my mothers been in hospital so i haven't really been in the mood to do any hobbying lately

Darnok
07-12-2008, 20:42
Consider me jokered again. I just can't get my self motivated for anything these days, with painting being no exception.

[include funny pic here]

Zujara
07-12-2008, 23:14
ARMY: Orcs & Goblins

TOTAL POINTS SO FAR: 927

MODEL COUNT: 14 this month + 44 previously, 58 total.

THIS MONTHS PAINTING: 14 Black Orcs with Shields, Musician and Standard Bearer with Gork's Waaagh! Banner.

PAINTING: I wanted the black orcs to look as metal as possible to contrast the light armour the rest of the army has, and done with boltgun metal drybrushed over chaos black, then washed with badab black and drybrushed with chainmail. Skin was basecoated with Orkhide shade, drybrushed with Snot Green then highlighted with a 50:50 mix of Snot Green and Goblin Green to make them darker than the other orcs will be. The dwarf on the banner was done with my brothers dwarf warrior paint scheme, because the only good stunty is a dead stunty.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/blackorcs.jpg

Army shot so far:

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/army1og.jpg

Doi
08-12-2008, 03:32
PAGE 1

@ derv: Very nice. The army is really starting to shape up. Did the find the hydra hard to paint at all? Iíve got one sitting on my desk waiting for some paint at the moment and it doesnít look as relatively simple to paint as the previous hydra model.

@ Ego Ninja: Great job. The green mouths really stand out

@ spikedog: All I can say is Ďwowí. The championís axe is stunning. Made from plasticard I presume?

@ Braad: Nice job. They look quite individualistic (as all O&G contraptions should)

@ EmperorNorton (WE): The Branchwraith is really nice. Hopefully the dragon lord isnít so much of a downer for you next month.

@ Dino (CD): Very nice. The Bull Centaur conversions are fantastic.

@ EmperorNorton (VC): Nice job. The arcane ruins on the fell bats are a nice touch. The red on the vampire is also well done.

@ Dino (WoC): Good job. The Bird spawn is my favourite.

@ fluffystuff: Once again your VC leaves me gobsmacked. The painting is just amazing.

@ Chicken Pig: Very nice. The blue does suit the DE models. What did you use for the banner?

@ Leonathion: Wow, those are some bright skinks. Canít help but think theyíd glow in the dark. Good job.

@ Storm Crow: Nice job. The purple really suits the Tomb Guard.

@ silverstu: Absolutely fantastic. The cold colours really suit the model. The background is excellent too. Probably one of the best VC backgrounds Iíve read

@ Jimjim: Nice job, the green skin really stands out from the blue spiders. Whatís the plan for the basing?

PAGE 2

@ Magos Explorator (Skaven): Great job. The old models really do have some character to them

@ Magos exploratory (HE): Wow, the eagle is stunning. How did you do the feathers (brown and grey)?

@ Joseph Vintila: Nice job. The purple is well done. Looking forward to seeing more next month

@ someone2040: Very nice. How did you do the cobblestone bases? Green stuff or did you buy pre-built ones?

@ Bluesabre: Very nice. The base really sets off the bolt thrower, might have to go and add bases to mine from last year I think.

@ Prince Sairion: Didnít even notice that the banner was missing the crosspiece until you mentioned it! Looking good, nice job.

@ Danny76: Great job. How did you do the skin?

@ Krzyek: Nice job. She really fits in with the rest of the army, and the freehand is well done too.

@ Arduhn: Looking good. Canít wait to see the bolt thrower.

@ McMullet: Wow, the skink character is stunning. How did you do the blue skin? Itís such a nice colour.

PAGE 3

@ Reik: Very nice. The pupler is an ace model, is it a conversion or from another range?

@ Zark the Damned: Great job. Nicodemus is my favourite, How did you paint the beard? Canít quite pick out the base colour

@ Zujara: Nice job. The dead stuntie adds a nice flash of colour to the unit, Keep it up



A fantastic job once more by everyone who has posted so far this month, and I cant wait to see what the straglers have to come as well.

Doi

Doi
08-12-2008, 03:38
@Doi
The bases look too plain.
Maybe you could add some scrub, twigs and other stuff to the bases?
Once you have put more snow on the bases these corrections should blens in well.

I admit I completely forgot about adding anything to the bases this month until I had already done 9/10 of them (which is why its the last model in the second unit with a rock :p). I might go back and add something to them at a later date depending on how the look amongst the army when it gets bigger if they still look pain. Or are you referring to the bases of the entire army?

Doi

Braad
08-12-2008, 09:00
Ow, its comment-day again... I'll put something up right after work :)

Danny76
08-12-2008, 10:09
@ Danny76: Great job. How did you do the skin?
Doi

A mixture of the GW washes.
Just need to do all the cloth with these washes now too. =)

someone2040
08-12-2008, 10:36
@Niibl
Not sure yet. I was thinking of having the Cavalry on regular type bases to represent that they're fighting outside of town while the troops are rampaging through town. But I'm slowly disliking that idea, and heading towards just basing the whole army coblestone. Probably will end up with everything cobblestone just to make the army fit together nicely.

@Doi
The bases there are pre-built ones. I was thinking of building my own, but the time it took me just to make four(I have one of those rank bases for 4 models on one long base) I figured it was totally not worth it, and I'd fork out the extra money for the bases. Gives me more time to convert, and not have to worry about making bases at this point.

Jimjim
08-12-2008, 11:01
@Doi: Plan for Spider Rider basing is the same I've used on my army, with the exception that I will use fewer rocks, and more flock and static grass. They are after all FOREST Goblins... ^^

Digital~Punk
08-12-2008, 15:51
Well a bit late but at least i made it. Great work everyone ill get to some comments at the end of the week.
Here we go again:cool:

Army: Dwarfs

This months painting: 10 hammers ST/MU/C , 10 Thunderers

Build/conversion: Stright out of the box

Painting: With the hammers i decided to go back to the metal paints to help there armour stand out against the rest of the army. As for the thunderers, I wanted to do something different so i thought the green would make standout and tie in with my rangers later.

Basing: Just rocks and static grass nothing special.

Highs: I really liked painting the hammer models, lots of detail although they took forever.

Lows: I think the lowest part this month was just trying to stay motivated, its been such a busy month. Being part of the tail has certainly helped.;)

Points: 335
Total: 991 (I told you i would make up the points:D)

Jonahmaul
08-12-2008, 16:09
OK, comments time:

PAGE ONE

@ stormcrow – very nice looking TK’s

@ silverstu – that Vargulf is amazing, nice to see an alternative colour scheme especially when pulled off so well

@ jimjim – very nice colour scheme & nice painting too

@ derv – very nice hydra & a nice focus familiar too!

@ Ego Ninja – I really like this miniature & some excellent painting to boot

@ Spikedog – very nice miniatours & an awesome idea on the axe, looks really good too

@ Braad – excellent rock lobbas which look very characterful as a ‘unit’

@ EmporerNorton (WE) - looking good, that’s an awesome miniature for a branchwraith. Looking forward to seeing the Dragon

@ EmporerNorton (VC) – awesome stuff, the red on the vampire is very good although I’m not a fan of the blood around the mouth (but that’s just personal preference). The bats are very nice.

@ Dino (CD) – you really are lagging this year, the 9th person to post, that’s not like you! Still, definitely worth waiting for, in particular those bull centaurs are amazing, very nice conversions and painting. This is definitely one of my favourite armies & I can’t wait to see it finished

@ Dino (WoC) – very nice looking spawn, I particularly like the bird-esque one, very Tzeentch like

@ fluffystuff – a stunning army & another very nice unit

@ Chickenpig – excellent stuff again, I didn’t think the champion needed replacing but another excellent character all the same

@ Leonathian – I love your army so much, amazing stuff again, an incredibly striking army & very smooth painting

PAGE TWO

@ Magos Explorator (Skaven) – pictures look slightly blurrey but some very nice stuff, I do like those older warpfire thrower teams but I think the end of them looks a little too small for the madness of skaven!

@ Magos Explorator (HE) – very nice eagle & noble and I like the theme too, is always nice to see some alternative colours & there’s some very nice alternative elves in this years TOFP. I think the lighting on the sword looks good but perhaps end a bit suddenly,
I tried painting is a bit further up the sword but thinned down or maybe a slightly lighter but thinned down blue just to blend it in a little more

@ Joseph Vintilla – nice looking hero

@someone2040 – fine, I won’t comment on your work either then! Actually I will, very nice looking stuff again this month, really like those bases, are you planning on doing the whole army like this?

@ Doi – cool looking stuff, that army is lookg mightily impressive already & we’re only on month 4

@ bluesabre – excellent looking stuff once again from you, the back to baseix bases are awesome! The army is looking very impressive

@ Prince Sairion – hurrah for, umm, swordmonkeys?! Another nice colour scheme & another good effort from you

@ danny76 – good looking stuff although the photos are slightly blurry

@ krzyek – good work, very detailed work on the horses barding and the army shot is very imposing

@ Arduhn – looking good so far, if you want any help with painting the bolt thrower drop me a PM because my mate gave me some help painting mine which I found very useful and I was quite happy with how it came out

@ McMullet – you got that painted quickly! Looks very very good & an excellent centre piece for the army. The ,umm, ‘army’ shot is very nice too!

PAGE THREE

@ Riek – some very nice stuff, love that pulper! Any chance of some more pics of Harry?

@ Zark – cool looking wizards

@ Zujara – nice impressive looking unit there, that army is looking massive already

@ Digital~Punk – very good looking Dwarfs again from you

i hope to get my stuff finished on or over the weekend so although it'll be late it should be posted to save myself having to joker. Been mega busy recently so not had much time to paint

Magos Explorator
08-12-2008, 16:56
@ Magos exploratory (HE): Wow, the eagle is stunning. How did you do the feathers (brown and grey)?


Doi: Thanks, I am very pleased with how it turned out! I explained in a post in my painting log (linked in my sig) after someone else asked.

Jonah: Thank you. Photos are not my strong suit so practice makes perfect!

Braad
08-12-2008, 17:12
StormCrow – Just a very neat army. Nice. And since warseer was messed up, your post is not right after Fluffystuff’s post :p

silverstu – Very cool scheme! Just gave me some interesting ideas…

Jimjim – Greenskins, very good! They look very good, keep more coming!

derv – Excellent hydra! I’m loving it! And don’t even get me started about that ‘familiar’…

Ego Ninja – Nice paintjob on a nice model. Very good!

spikedog – Very sweet! Loving your army! The Khorne-axe is a really nice touch.

EmperorNorton – Very sweet models. The colourscheme on the branchwraith works very well.

Dino – Simply excellent models! Good work on those.

EmperorNorton – Bats rule!

Dino – Well, chaotic indeed! Did you put on extra limbs there?

fluffystuff – Excellent! Still one of my favourites. You manage to give a very nice ‘feel’ to the army.

Chicken Pig – Excellent models. Starts to look like a solid army.

SuavelyDunn – Nothing new right? But it still looks nice.

Leonathion – Excellent use of colours! I also like what you’re doing to the bases.

Magos Explorator – I’m usually not much of a fan of the older models, but more often than not this is because of the paintschemes of old. Yours prove that oldskool can look very good!

Magos Explorator – For the eagle, I would say put some greenstuff to fill up the bits between body and legs. Otherwise it’s a very solid (paint)job.

Joseph Vintila – Excellent incarnation of Harry!

someone2040 – Great conversions. I like your background bits!

Doi – Woohoo! Snow-gobbo’s! Always great work, the stuff you deliver us. Are you planning, or maybe already got, a snowboard to fit these fellow’s?

Bluesabre – Very nice, neat painting. The army looks very good already.

Prince Sairion – The cross pole is missing… but otherwise they look excellent!

Danny76 – I miss text in the book, but otherwise they look nice.

Krzyek – Nice! A not-so-standard model. I’m always a fan of those!

McMullet – A very solid piece of work! Looks very good.

Reik – Looks very nice. Good chaotic army!

Zark the Damned – Great, Nicodemus! Always one of my favourite wizards. Did you make the smoking bottle yourself, or is that also part of the kit?

Zujara – Orcs for da win!!!!!

Digital~Punk – Those are some good looking dwarves! … Paint-wise I mean, of course! Very nice.

Regarding comments on my work:

Niibl – The whole point of the bases is to work well on the battlefield. For some reason I always found it odd that models where running around with mountains and forests… But I promise I will do something more for my next army, but all my O&G will be in line with each other.

nathonicus
08-12-2008, 18:07
Posting my first joker for November's painting....

Between an Apocalypse battle, multiple family birthdays, and visiting guests, I just didn't get any Lizardmen painted.

I plan to make up for that in December, though, as I am already close to having 15 Saurus and 35(!) skinks done.

derv
08-12-2008, 18:13
Sorry I didn’t comment on any work last month. Time to correct that…


StormCrow: Your army is coming along nicely. Is it me or are the bases on the Tomb Guard bigger than usual?

Silverstu: Simply stunning. I really like the blue fur, very unique. I’d like to know how you painted up the wing and skin, both look amazing.

Jimjim: A nicely done unit. Get them based up and they’ll look sweet.

Ego Ninja: Love the pose on this model. You’ve done a good job – I particularly like the skin tone.

Spikedog: More of those trademark bases! I love the work you’ve done on the weapons, they look very nasty. Looking forward to seeing how the Ungors look!

Braad: Such character. Excellent conversion work and I love the squig. Brilliant!

EmperorNorton (Wood Elves) : Looking good. The Branchwraith looks a bit washed out in the photo though – the colours don’t seem very natural (everything is a bit too yellow!). I’d like to see a good shot of the base.

Dino (Chaos Dwarves): You continue to impress me, particularly with your commitment. I saw this army in month one and had my doubts you would continue with so much conversion work. You are doing a fantastic job, keep up the great work.

EmpororNorton (Vampires): More great work, particularly on the bats. Very dynamic and a massive improvement over the stock models. What did you use for the ruins?

Dino (Chaos): The army shot says it all. Very impressive work.

Fluffystuff: It’s official – this is my favourite army in the tale (closely followed by Harry’s Lizardmen). Your work continues to amaze me. This will look incredible by the end of the tale.

Chicken Pig: Fellow Dark Elf painter! Your army is coming along very well. Love the work on the Dreadlord, particularly the metals. You made the right decision on the old master, he looks very well suited as a champion.

SuavelyDunn: Looking forward to the Zombies.

Leonathion: Beautiful. Your army shot is very inspiring. I quite like the way you have different skin tones on the skinks, it makes them stand out all the more.

Magos Explorator (Skaven): I love the old classic Skaven models. You’ve given them an excellent paint job. Good luck with the clanrats – I still have nightmares after painting up 90 of the blighters, and I won’t even mention ranking them up!

Magos Explorator (High Elves): The metals on the Noble seem very dulled down for a High Elf, although this may be the photo as the sword really stands out. Excellent work on the eagle – are the claws going to remain black?

Joseph Vintila: Get these based up and they will look great. Any plan for some freehand work on the Warriors banner?

Someone2040: Coming along nicely. Watch out for those Skinks in the background trying to pose as swordsmen!

Doi: More snowy goodness!!! Your army is coming along very quickly and you are doing an excellent job considering how cheap these models are points wise. You have to paint up twice as much as everyone else!

Bluesabre: Superb work. The blues are really bringing the army together – I like the way you’ve incorporated the blue on to the bolt thrower.

Prince Sairion: Or otherwise known as Mr orange! Another excellent unit. I hope you will give the bases another touch up with paint, it distracts from the good work you are doing on the models, I’d like to see an army shot of all your work.

Danny76: Paint some scribbes on the guy with the book in the front rank and paint up the movement tray and that will be a nice unit!

Krzyek: Not too keen on the sword as it looks quite fat, but otherwise good job. I like the detail work on the horse and the wizards face.

Arduhn: Don’t let the side down!!! Lets have a pic of those models painted up and a nice army shot. The Corsairs are looking good.

McMullet: Brilliant work, very impressive. I’d really like to know how you did the grey part of the howdah with the etchings. It looks so realistic. Excellent conversion work too – one of the best entries this month for sure. Can’t wait for the Carnosaur if it’s painted to the standard of the Steg!

Reik: Looking good. Love the “Pulper”, great model and great paint job. Very much looking forward to seeing Harry finished.

Zark the Damned: Nice work on both those models. Yellow is quite hard to pull off over large areas – you’ve done a decent job!

Zujara: That’s what a call an Orc horde! Have you considered giving the Black Orc’s weapons a splash of blood here and there?

Digital~Punk: Very nice all round, and it’s nice to see someone building movement trays to match the units. I particularly like the green rune – simple but effective.

derv
08-12-2008, 18:20
@ derv: Very nice. The army is really starting to shape up. Did the find the hydra hard to paint at all? Iíve got one sitting on my desk waiting for some paint at the moment and it doesnít look as relatively simple to paint as the previous hydra model.

The Hydra was a pain to put together (the infamous rear leg which is very bent and a lot of pinning/greenstuffing), but the painting was fairly easy as it's much of the same colour throughout the model. A drybrsh is your friend for this beasty! I wouldn't say it's any more difficult to paint than the last version - give it a go!

EmperorNorton
08-12-2008, 18:57
@Emperor Norton
The branch wraith surely is not GW-whatís the manufacturer?
Reaper.



@Emperor Norton (again)
The bats look great but the vampiress could benefit from a little more brushwork.
Maybe it is the picture but there seems to be an ungainly blotch of ink next to the nose which could be toned down with some thinned skin paint.
The blood around the mouth looks a little too much like ketchup and possibly looks better in a darker tone more contrasting to the clothes.
I think I know what effect you tried to achive but that is quite tricky to do good.
ATM it lacks some sprinkle or smear effects to look realistic (again, it might be the picture).
Is the rim of the skirt damaged? The crotch section looks strange.

Most of the points I'd like to blame on the picture, but I did some cleaning up (partly literally - the small white points that made the skirt look damaged were particles of dust).

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01162.jpg

I never intended to have a blood effect around the mouth, just red lips. It appeared that way because the Ogryn Flesh wash looked darker in the picture whereas it wasn't all that noticeable when looking at the mini. Same for the blotch of ink next to the nose.
Still I tried to tone it down a bit, as well as the shadows in the crotch area.

saltpappa
08-12-2008, 19:31
Month 4
DWARFS

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT: 5 miners with command, Hammerer standard and musician and a Runesmith with three runes of spellbreaking.

STILL TO DO: Nothing, they are finished

POINTS: 269

PLAN: More Miners, warriors and thunderers...

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp226/saltpappa/IMG_6575_1lav.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp226/saltpappa/IMG_6582_1lav.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp226/saltpappa/runesmithlav.jpg

McMullet
08-12-2008, 20:31
Magos Explorator: Great Skaven. The painting is veery smart and you have a geat balance between clean and colourful and a weathered look. The Eagle and Elf look good too, though the light sourcing hasn't really worked; i think maybe you're setting yourself a difficult task because the background is the bright metal of the sword, and it will be hard ot make somehting "glow" against that. Perhaps if you paint the sword a darker colour? By the way, have you rtried picasa for sorting out your colour balance?

Joseph Vintila: Good going this month, I wish you a speedy recovery.

someone2040: All the books on the cavalry look class, and the infantry is very nicely painted too (I like the bases).

Doi: There're some great little conversions in there, I love the squig piper! And that's quite the horde you have already.

Bluesabre: Very nice colours, and very smooth painting.

Prince Sairion: Swordmasters are looking excellent there, I wouldn't have been convinced by the red and orange in theory, but in practice it contrasts with the cold metal very well.

Danny76: Really smooth painting, they'll look great when the washes are done too.

Krzyek: The gold freehands are beautiful! Great idea and really well done.

Reik: That Pulper dude is great. The grimace is priceless, that's a really classy old-school model. Good stuff.

Zark the Damned: Love Nicodemius, the cloak turned out really well. And the smoke from the other guy's bottle is cool.

Zujara: Good job on the metal, it really does make the Blorcs stand out fromt he rest of the puny greenskins.

Digital~Punk: Lovely stuff, the painting on the Thunderer standard is particularly nice. Really looks like a bit limp of jade or something.

saltpappa: Really smooth painting. The blond beards are very good!


@ McMullet: Wow, the skink character is stunning. How did you do the blue skin? It’s such a nice colour.

Thanks! I think the key to a vibrant blue like that is to just use lots of blue. I know that sounds like a truism but a lot of people paint blue using lots of black washes and mixing in white/bone for highlights, which subdues the colour. Of course for some things you want that, but for a vibrant blue, I use regal, enchanted and ice blue, and glaze the whole lot with midnight blue (it's an awful colour for painting in my opinion, but makes a great glaze).


@ McMullet – you got that painted quickly! Looks very very good & an excellent centre piece for the army. The ,umm, ‘army’ shot is very nice too!

Thanks! It was great to finally get the thing done. I had plenty of time the last few days so it was pretty easy to get it done.


McMullet – A very solid piece of work! Looks very good.

Cheers!


McMullet: Brilliant work, very impressive. I’d really like to know how you did the grey part of the howdah with the etchings. It looks so realistic. Excellent conversion work too – one of the best entries this month for sure. Can’t wait for the Carnosaur if it’s painted to the standard of the Steg!

Very kind of you sir! The attached image shows how I did the glyphs: It's actually quite easy as long as you can do small freehands. You just paint the shape you want in a darker grey, then go over any "upper" edges in black, and any "lower" edges in white. Being so small, it doesn't have to perfect.

I'm looking forward to the Carnosaur too, I've had it for about 5 years and it's one of my favourite models ever. Talk about deferred gratification...

StormCrow
08-12-2008, 20:45
StormCrow Ė Just a very neat army. Nice. And since warseer was messed up, your post is not right after Fluffystuffís post :p



Haha, saved by the internet! Thanks Braad. Your orc horde is coming along nicely, the bolt thrower troll is still a fave of mine. All he needs is dynamite and a red head band and you're set ;)


Sorry I didnít comment on any work last month. Time to correct thatÖ


StormCrow: Your army is coming along nicely. Is it me or are the bases on the Tomb Guard bigger than usual?

Thanks Derv, the bases are bigger. I bought 50 odd tomb guard off ebay (cheap too!) and they came with magnetised bases that I later learned were 25mm rather than 20mm.

Loving your dark elf army. The black guard were very impressive, and that hydra is huge! I'll have to get my hand's on one.

@Doi: With that huge amount of models you've almost got a full blown waaagh. It's scary to think all those troops and you still managed to use a joker :eek: They're looking awesome by the way.

Magos Explorator
08-12-2008, 22:47
Derv: Thank you! The armour is all meant to be quite dull. As for the claws, they are highlighted to a dark grey, though it's hard to see on the pictures. I figured that bird's toes are often black.

McMullet: Thanks; I am very happy with how the Skaven are turning out so far. I've fiddled with Photoshop a little to try to fix colour balance, but I think the key's probably just going to be picking the best time of day and positioning my daylight bulb. Not sure what I'll do for future source lighting attempts like the sword, but there's a few more models in the army I may try it on, so we'll see... I should find more tutorials.

Saltpappa: You have some great naturalistic tones on those dwarves! Nice work.

Doi
08-12-2008, 22:51
@Doi
The bases there are pre-built ones. I was thinking of building my own, but the time it took me just to make four(I have one of those rank bases for 4 models on one long base) I figured it was totally not worth it, and I'd fork out the extra money for the bases. Gives me more time to convert, and not have to worry about making bases at this point.

Would they be Back2Bas-ixs bases by any chance? I remember seeing some similar at my local store.


@ Doi Ė cool looking stuff, that army is lookg mightily impressive already & weíre only on month 4

Thanks. Not bad for what is efectively 3 months painting eh :D? Only three months more with more than one model to paint (and one of those is two models)!


Doi: Thanks, I am very pleased with how it turned out! I explained in a post in my painting log (linked in my sig) after someone else asked.

That is quite a nice (and simple) paint recipe that one. I'll have to keep it in mind


Doi Ė Woohoo! Snow-gobboís! Always great work, the stuff you deliver us. Are you planning, or maybe already got, a snowboard to fit these fellowís?

Took me a minute to realise you werent talking about the sport there :angel:. I have a snow board, but it's half way between planning and finished. The board is built, but I cant figure how to do the snow on such a large scale. Tried glue then bicarb soda, but it just didnt stick to the board. Might have to give sand a try or just paint the board as is.


Doi: More snowy goodness!!! Your army is coming along very quickly and you are doing an excellent job considering how cheap these models are points wise. You have to paint up twice as much as everyone else!

Not for much longer I dont! Only three months of painting left with more than a single model (and one of those is only 2 models)!


The Hydra was a pain to put together (the infamous rear leg which is very bent and a lot of pinning/greenstuffing), but the painting was fairly easy as it's much of the same colour throughout the model. A drybrsh is your friend for this beasty! I wouldn't say it's any more difficult to paint than the last version - give it a go!

I actually didnt have a problem with asembling this model. I always pin my larger metal models anyway and the green stuffing of gaps was nowhere near as much as on the previous edition.Nice to hear that drybrushing will work on this model too, the detail on the skin seemed too fine for it to work to me at first glance.


Doi: There're some great little conversions in there, I love the squig piper! And that's quite the horde you have already.



Thanks! I think the key to a vibrant blue like that is to just use lots of blue. I know that sounds like a truism but a lot of people paint blue using lots of black washes and mixing in white/bone for highlights, which subdues the colour. Of course for some things you want that, but for a vibrant blue, I use regal, enchanted and ice blue, and glaze the whole lot with midnight blue (it's an awful colour for painting in my opinion, but makes a great glaze).

Thanks. I'll have to keep that in mind. Admittedly would have done the white/bleached bone method for highligts myself.


@Doi: With that huge amount of models you've almost got a full blown waaagh. It's scary to think all those troops and you still managed to use a joker :eek: They're looking awesome by the way.

Thanks for the comment. Decided to get the bulk of my army out of the way first so I wouldnt find myself struggling with a large model backlog in the final months. Other peoples armies will catch up in size towards the end of the Tale as I've got about 1000pts tied up in 6 models (charactes and giants)


@ Digital~Punk: Very nice. I really like the glowing green orb thing on the first units banner

@ saltpappa: Nice job. How did you do the white beard? Never quite been able to get them looking right myself



Doi

Knighta
09-12-2008, 01:39
Lork's Waaaaaaaaaaggggghhh

Units: 10 Wolf Riders with bows w/ full command, goblin wolf chariot with extra crew.

This Month's Points: 193

Total Points: ~930. Didn't know Iíd done that much...

Build/Conversion: Nothing fancy for the wolf riders, put an axe head on the crew member... Not really special this month

Painting: Wolfs were dry brushed codex over black, greens gobbo->Scorpion, Reds scab->Blood

Highs: Seeing that I'm a bit in front comes as a relief, as Iím tackling a bigger painting project this month, namely my house. Meaning, I wonít have much time to paint little dudes. Being in front gives me a bit of space...

Lows: Pictures, yuck! Back 5 riders didnít get quite the same amount of time as the front 5, but Iíll go back over them and fix 'em up a bit.

What's next: 6 Trolls, or a character, and hopefully a pump wagon.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd314/Knighta22/Picture035.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd314/Knighta22/Picture033.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd314/Knighta22/Picture029.jpg

Comments to come soon.

Alathir
09-12-2008, 11:54
Disclaimer: First of all, apologies for not posting in the first week and...Okay... so I kinda went overboard on the background part... I started writing and couldn't stop! Free cookies to anyone who reads it all..

High Elves

This Months Painting

Models: 1 Prince and Noble Battle Standard Bearer – Prince Baralei Silverspear and Captain Andriel Lightmane

Background: This is him, Prince Silverspear of Yvresse. He was the son of a seamstress and an unaccomplished Sea Guard officer. He seemed fit for no other destiny than one of an unremarkable nature, to fight and die in service of the Phoenix King and fair Ulthuan. However, this silver haired elf proved to be an exceptional warrior, serving bravely as a Sentinel for many years as his skills with the spear heightened until he was recognized for his talent by the grim Captain Arhalien of Yvresse. He was enlisted into the Captain’s elite unit; Valour’s Heart and served as the personal guard of Prince Talion Oaksong.

Many years passed and soon Baralei was Arhalien’s second in command, it was in these years that a great shadow spread its wings over the world as the Great War was waged and the freedom of all things became threatened. The foul druchii came to Ulthuan, marching alongside were there fell chaos allies, and the lush fields of Ulthuan became stained with the blood of the pure. The Dark Elves pushed through Nagarythe and into Yvresse, Prince Oaksong was charged with its defense and whilst he was a powerful and keen minded politician he was a less than exceptional warrior. In that fierce battle, the Druchii employed a devious trap to lure the Asur forces out into the open and the trap was sprung. Talion was defeated in single combat by a famed Executioner but spared a grisly death as Baralei came to his rescue, narrowly defeating the Dark Elf with Prince Oaksong’s mystical spear – a weapon from the time of Aenarion and proof of his princely lineage.

With his dying breath, Talion declared Baralei to be the inheritor of that weapon as the house of Oaksong had been spent. The young elf took the weapon with pride, not fully understanding how Talion’s final act would change his life. The Great War would come to a close with the battle of Finuval Plains and though it was a great victory for the Asur, Baralei was forced to watch his mentor slain in a moment by the foul Urian Poisonblade. As the war ended, Baralei realized he would never return to the life he had known. He was now the owner of a weapon of Aenarion’s time, a Prince of Ulthuan and thus the house of Silverspear was born.

Baralei possesses a far different mindset to that of a traditional Asuryan, he refuses to believe the his race is in their twilight, that they are merely counting down the days until the time comes that the High Elves are nothing but a memory. He believes that the sun is merely setting on Ulthuan and just as a sun sets, so too must it rise. By not obsessing over what was, what could be can be made possible and Baralei seeks to use his princely influence in order to reform Ulthuan’s way of thinking.

In battle, Baralei is first and foremost a warrior; a warrior that would defend Ulthuan and it's people to his death. He has often remarked that he would never send a soldier where he would not go himself, and thus can often be found in the weakest portion of his army’s defense, not wanting to send any young elves to their doom needlessly and bearing a heavy heart for every son that does not return home to their family.

This soldier-turned-Prince seeks nothing more than a new dawn for his people. It is with a steely determination and boundless hope that he seeks to restore Ulthuan anew.

* * *

Captain Andriel Lightmane was originally a young student of the White Tower in Saphery, he was sent on what was meant to be a simple expedition to investigate a disturbance in the waystones in outer Yvresse. When the small force arrived they came upon a legion of bloodthirsty demons that quickly overwhelmed the unprepared force. Word soon reached Baralei by way of messenger and his force was quickly rallied to aid the fleeing survivors. When the Prince came upon them, there was barely a dozen elves left, Baralei made safe those few souls and pressed on to rescue any more he could. After three days march he came upon the demons and his army was able to banish them back into the abyss from which they came. On the return journey he came across the badly wounded form of a young mage; Andriel had not been able to keep pace with his allies and was left behind.

The Prince returned the mage to his estate and tended to his wounds, not content to let any elven soul leave this world needlessly. Finally Andriel’s strength returned and he became enamoured by the Prince’s compassion and determination, he pledged himself then and there to Baralei's cause and has served with him ever since, learning the art of combat at the hands of a Prince of Ulthuan. In battle, Andriel often carries Baralei’s personal standard, fighting in the thickest with great skill. Despite never complete his training in Saphery, Andriel is still often able to lend his magical skills to the battle, proving a versatile and valuable asset to the Host of the Golden Dawn.

Points: 260

Building Conversion: Nothing special here, just straight out of the plastic noble kit.

Painting: Very pleased with how these guys turned out, they fit in really well with the army while Baralei, as it’s leader, stands out enough to be noticed. I particularly like how Baralei’s shield and the standard match and was quite amazed at how well my Prince’s face turned out, considering how awful I am at them usually! The spear was painted in a way that it appeared enchancted or magic as it had to look like it was crafted in the legendary age of Aenarion.

Basing: Standard stuff here, just the usual method.

Highs and Lows: Lows were definitely being unable to finish my Phoenix Guard... again! But despite that I am still very pleased with my two nobles. Baralei’s hair was a particular high, it looks quite natural I feel.

Still to do: Gotta make sure I can get that banner to stay on! It’s not an encouraging sight for the young elves to see their army’s standard topple in half as the breeze picks up...

Total Points Thus Far: 856

Next Month: Okay, the Phoenix Guard WILL be done... I swear..

And the pictures...

Prince Baralei and Captain Andriel...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0898.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0899.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0900.jpg

And the always cool army shot...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0901.jpg

Almindale
09-12-2008, 12:22
Well that's me out. I've had a severe lack of motivation until all my friends got sick of computer games and have all just started Warhammer 40k so I may have the inclination to start painting more of my Eldar. I've also had my wood elves get boring bloody quickly, and have gone back to playing Brettonians so they'll be on the painting table for sure. That and in 7 weeks I'll graduate from my degree!! So keep an eye out for a thread of my random stuff some time :P

This tale is still an inspiration to me, so for everyone in the tale, I'll definitely be keeping an eye on proceedings as I'm thoroughly impressed so far. Great work everyone and of course Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it :)

CactusCheff
09-12-2008, 14:19
I have been working on my next deamonette unit and decided to take some WIP pictures of their current shape. Sorry about picture quality as I didn't bother to set much of an lightning for shots.
http://ameba.lpt.fi/~varrolli/Figut/Deamons/WIPDeamonettes1.jpg
http://ameba.lpt.fi/~varrolli/Figut/Deamons/WIPDeamonettes2.jpg
As my units are mix of new plastics and old metal, of which the later are my favorites so I have to do some modeling work on plastics. These have their stupid punk hair-dos removed and replaced with bunch of tentacles and one quite massive horn to mimic old metal ones. Horns are made from rough Milliputty shape over paperclip armature, and carved to shape with knife, quite simple procedure over all. Tentacles on the other hand have proved extremly tedious to make. Those are simple greenstuff rolls, added in steps of three or four per session per deamon, but I need lots of them, about 10 per deamonette so this bunch alone have about 70, and four on the right side still need some more to be finished.
I have began to doubt about the initial ideas brightness as I still have one equally sized unit to make after these. First unit I made only had four plastic deamonettes so workload didn't seem too bad at the time. Quality of work has also suffered due to this and some of these look quite OK for me but others suck big time.

If you wonder about one lone deamonette on monster base she is going to have some friends join here after modeling and painting is done to be a unit filler of some sort. I found some Kislev models on discount from my local store and they will be appearing on units and eventually on object markers.
http://ameba.lpt.fi/~varrolli/Figut/Deamons/WIPFourSome1.jpg
This is the basic layout of unit filler with the plastic deamonette going to right from the poor Kislevian whose trying to cope a feel from deamonette. I don't think the boy is going to be lucky this night:P. Rather bad picture of the same from different angle (http://ameba.lpt.fi/~varrolli/Figut/Deamons/WIPFourSome2.jpg).

Also started painting first batch of the deamons, these four have skin done:
http://ameba.lpt.fi/~varrolli/Figut/Deamons/PIPDeamonettes1.jpg

Jonahmaul
09-12-2008, 15:27
@ saltpappa - gorgeous dwarfs, very smooth

@ knighta - impressive stuff again, that squig unit is cool!

@ Alathir - nice stuff again & get out the cookies :)

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
09-12-2008, 19:59
I unfortunatly need to use my first joker:( but I will paint 400pts this month

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/476WGG/Jesterwip.jpg
(damn why isn't he done in this pic)

Greetz

sparks
09-12-2008, 21:53
This Months Painting

Models: 8 Rangers, 1 converted Dragon slayer, 1 test hammerer, 1 test warrior, 4 crew for various warmachines.

Points: Rangers = 112, slayer = 75 (with magic axe), hammerer = 12, warrior = 10, crew (at 8 points each? =32)

Building: Majority of the models are standard, with the exception of the hammerer and the slayer. I shall be starting a log shortly with better overall pics of the WIP models. The slayer was converted from miner arms, 6th ed dwarf boots, a champion's head trimmed down and a fair bit of sculpting! The hammerer has received a rather plain looking cloak made of green stuff just to make the hammerers a bit different than the usual, and allows for another splash of colour.

Painting: Hammerer, Slayer, and 1 crew member definitely done. The rest are TOFP basic level entries, and have their three colours, primarily some metallics and flesh. This will all be rectified by the end of Dec, possibly even by the end of the week.

Basing: Eventually they will have bits of melting snow, but for now they are a mix of fine slate and sand and painted black.Then they are drybrushed with a mix of graveyard earth and codex grey, highlighted by adding fortress grey into that mix.

Highs and Lows: Highs- getting enough time into the month around Uni work to get something entered! Finishing the slayer to see how the sculpting came out on his muscles! Very happy with most of the models so far.

Lows- getting bored of production line metallics! Not quite finishing everything I'd hoped to.

Still to do: the unit of rangers needs more highlights and detailing, the warrior and crew need a bit of finishing up as well.

Total Points Thus Far: just shy of 500 (but including magic items and 'unfinished' models)

Next Month: A fully painted ranger unit! More caped hammerers and a couple of war machines in a vain attempt to claw a joker back before I go abroad (and have to use that earned joker again) in January.

Please check out my project log for pics of the crew, as I wanted to show back and front of the slayer and there's a 4 pic limit!

Slayer:
Front
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/Parky1984/IMG_5827.jpg

Back

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/Parky1984/IMG_5828.jpg

Rangers:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/Parky1984/IMG_5825.jpg


Hammerer/Warrior:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/Parky1984/IMG_5829.jpg

Nightsword
09-12-2008, 22:57
I am regretably announcing I'm having to leave the tale. I haven't finished a model since May not really, and i just don't have the time at the moment for anything other than uni. You guys are a credit to the hobby, thanks for entertaining me for the last couple of months with your spirited painting ;)

I PMed harry also informing him of this, but time will tell whether he got it or not.

Nephilim of Sin
10-12-2008, 03:15
Sorry for the delay in the post, I would have had these boyz up on the seventh if not for RL getting in the way. The good news is I am not out of the Tale just yet! Alright, let's proceed:

Orcs!

This Month's Painting: 24 Models, Orc Boyz with 2 Choppas

Background: The oft-confused for 'White Orcs', which are in reality the light-skinned orcs of the SkullTaka Tribe (name needs some work). The white facepaint and pallid skin gives the impression they indeed have white skin. This is the beginnings of the horde to be gathered by the 'Once and Future Git (maybe)', who will make an appearance late in the Tale.

Points: 198

Building/Conversions: A mix of 6th ed. boxest Orcs and standard regiment Orcs, pretty straight-forward build. No conversions this time!

Painting: This unit, although you may not be able to tell from the pics, has been given a lot more attention that my previous entry. Even the tongues have been painted this time! Wanted to go for more muted colors, with a Gretchin green skin (and mixed with Rotting Flesh for Highlights), and plenty of washes on the clothes. Skull paint is outlined with Orchide shade instead of Chaos Black to give it more of a 'green' feel to it, and I also included more reds in the form of bandages, eyes, banner, and such.

Basing: Sand/stone flock mix (old stones from GW way back). Painted Scorched Brown, drybrushed Vomit Brown then Rotting Flesh, Scorched Brown Wash with Scorched Grass added. Still need to work on this.

Highs: Getting to have something painted to enter! Also, I think I am getting used to Orcs a lot more with this unit, so the next one might be easier to paint.

Lows: Mainly RL completely getting in the way for the past few months. Painting is still painful, but luckily I have a lawyer now! Also, the banner did not come out as I really wanted it too, so some more bitz may be added.

Still to do: Loads. There are many things that I can nickpick about these guys to expand upon.

Total Points: 396. I have been slacking it seems....

Next month: Time and weather warranting, I want to try and buy back a joker, but that may not work. Right now I am thinking either 15 Black Orcs, or 30 SpOrcs with shield. Really want to get those SpOrcs done.

Alright, enough talk! Let's get on with the pics!

From the front:
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/DSCI0012-3.jpg

From the Side:
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/DSCI0011-4.jpg

Army Shot (not impressive yet, but we'll see!):
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/DSCI0013-1.jpg

Will be back later to comment on all the excellent work so far (especially since Warseer doesn't seem to be having any downtime). Until then, great work everyone, it is truly inspiring!

Jonahmaul
10-12-2008, 07:59
@ Cactuscheff - you must've been posting at same time as me as i didn't see these before my last post. some very nice stuff, that's a lot of effort for a unit but certainly looks like it's going to be worth it, those painted ones are looking really nice. looking forward to seeing that unit filler too

@ sparks - very nice looking stuff, i especially like that slayer, excellent conversion. do you have any WIP pics of it? be interested to see what it looked like before tha painting

@ Nephilim of Sin - awesome looking Orcs, any chance of some close ups of some of them? Would really like to get a closer look at the skin tones

rkunisch
10-12-2008, 08:45
ARMY: Tomb Kings of Khemri
TOTAL POINTS SO FAR: 805
MODEL COUNT: 45

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT: 5x Tomb Swarms (CORE unit)

BACKGROUND/THEME: Nothing special yet. This is simply an army like it is pictured in the army book

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the blister.

PAINTING: Primed white. Painted most parts with Tausept Ochre (for the base). Washed with Gryphone Sepia and Devlan Mud. Painted all the insects with Chaos Black. Highlighted them with Shadow Grey. The bones got a highlight with Bleached Bone. and the coffins are painted Scorched Brown. Reundercoated metal parts with Chaos Black. Painted all metals with Brazen Brass.

BASING: Bases are integrated in the model.

STILL TO DO: The unit is finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS: I still did not manage to complete the minis in time. I thought it would be an easy task and I could finish the last parts of the other minis. I am very proud that I did not drop the ball and played a joker, though (and believe me, I thought more than once about it!). Motivation is at an all-time low at the moment. :(

POINTS: 225

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/rkunisch/Warhammer/Tomb%20Kings%20of%20Khemri/TombKings07.jpg

THE LIST (growing with the minis) :

HEROES
Tomb Prince - General (100 points - without bling)
Liche Priest - Hierophant (115 points - without bling)

CORE
20 Skeleton Warriors with Spears and Shields (including full command) (205 points)
10 Skeleton Warriors with Bows (80 points)
10 Skeleton Warriors with Bows (80 points)
5 Tomb Swarms (225 points)

TOTAL:
805 points.

NEXT MONTH:
Four Ushabti (one of every flavour).

Malorian
10-12-2008, 14:51
Sometimes I wonder if this tale is doing more to stop people from painting than to help them.

I know it's suppose to act as a support group, but when novice painters (like myself) come on here and see all the high quality painting, it makes you feel like you can't post unless you can bring it to the same level.

I mean all that is required is three colors, which is so easy that there is no reason why someone can't complete in time, and yet I'm seeing jokers and people dropping out all the time.

Right now there is a lot of support for those that do post pictures (giving them praise and tips) but I think more effort has to go into those playing jokers and letting them know that they don't have to be perfect to be posted on here and that the main aim is to get a 2000 point army painted, not to become a master painter.

Braad
10-12-2008, 16:32
I think it has a lot to do about people wanting to paint their units to their own standard. If you have a very nicely painted army, suddenly only using three colours won't even be an option. So those people will need time...

At least I can assure you that I won't show anything here that is of a lesser standard than what I have shown up to now. Otherwise it is not really usefull in joining...

Of course, people coming in and telling they think of quitting can count on some supportive comment trying to keep them in... But for that they do need to join into the conversation a bit...

Magos Explorator
10-12-2008, 16:50
Sometimes I wonder if this tale is doing more to stop people from painting than to help them.

I know it's suppose to act as a support group, but when novice painters (like myself) come on here and see all the high quality painting, it makes you feel like you can't post unless you can bring it to the same level.

I mean all that is required is three colors, which is so easy that there is no reason why someone can't complete in time, and yet I'm seeing jokers and people dropping out all the time.

Right now there is a lot of support for those that do post pictures (giving them praise and tips) but I think more effort has to go into those playing jokers and letting them know that they don't have to be perfect to be posted on here and that the main aim is to get a 2000 point army painted, not to become a master painter.

I agree with Braad. I don't think it is necessarily easy to paint 200 points to even 3 colours in a month--I often don't even get an hour of time to paint during a week.

Malorian
10-12-2008, 17:28
The trick is just to break it up.

I HATE painting but right now I have to paint to be ready for a tournament.

All it is is putting on the base coat in the morning, and then painting five guys a day (or at least 5 out of the seven days). Then at the end of the week you have a full squad done.

All it takes is that bit of time in the morning and then about half an hour to an hour after supper, and that's if you're keeping to a weekly schedule rather than a monthly one!

Now my painting isn't perfect, and some might even say it sucks, but at least it's getting done and I think that's what might be hurting this thread. That instead of looking at how little time you need to put in to get your guys done, they are looking at it as an hour per model to match some of the other entries in here and so instead they just play a joker or drop out.

I'm not attacking those that are playing jokers, I'm just saying that they should get discouraged and to just try a do a little bit each day and to keep at it.

Chicken Pig
10-12-2008, 17:35
To me one of the main features of the TOFP is seeing how quickly people build up sizeable armies over just a few months, irrespective of the standard of the painting for said army. I see no competitive element in how well painted my army is compared to others, it is my army and thus I can be proud of it. My painting is probably only ever going to be to a good "gaming standard", but that is good enough for my needs and ultimately the only way that us painters will get any better is by spending more time doing the painting. The TOFP can help people get ideas on colour usage and techniques and has only served as a spur to me. In the end it is always going to take a degree of self motivation to actually make the time it takes to paint and meet the aims of the Tale.

There is also no shame in dropping out, as long as you come bouncing back and have an army to be proud of at some point, be it 8,15 or 32 months down the line.

Paul

Magos Explorator
10-12-2008, 19:31
The trick is just to break it up.

I HATE painting but right now I have to paint to be ready for a tournament.

All it is is putting on the base coat in the morning, and then painting five guys a day (or at least 5 out of the seven days). Then at the end of the week you have a full squad done.

All it takes is that bit of time in the morning and then about half an hour to an hour after supper, and that's if you're keeping to a weekly schedule rather than a monthly one!


Yes, but it still relies on having time enough to do that half-hour every now and then. ;)

Jonahmaul
10-12-2008, 20:17
I don't think we are seeing jokers from people because they feel they are not able to match up with other people (although i would be interested if anybody is doing this?) but because real life gets in the way sometimes so you may be working a lot (people in retail will be doing this a lot at this time of year), have a lot of other things to do or maybe just not motivated for one reason or another, that's why we have jokers after all & even the best painters on here use jokers.

The idea of TOFP (and TO40KP) is to motivate people by giving them something to aim for (200 points a month) which other people are also doing and therefore motivating them. Personally I love seeing some of the better armies in both tales as acts as inspiration for me & a standard to strive towards. However, I equally enjoy seeing armies that are not as well painted to see peoples different styles of painting & converting. In last years TOFP for example I took great pleasure in watching the improvement in standard from one of the painters each month.

Harry
10-12-2008, 20:46
Sometimes I wonder if this tale is doing more to stop people from painting than to help them.

I know it's suppose to act as a support group, but when novice painters (like myself) come on here and see all the high quality painting, it makes you feel like you can't post unless you can bring it to the same level.

I mean all that is required is three colors, which is so easy that there is no reason why someone can't complete in time, and yet I'm seeing jokers and people dropping out all the time.

Right now there is a lot of support for those that do post pictures (giving them praise and tips) but I think more effort has to go into those playing jokers and letting them know that they don't have to be perfect to be posted on here and that the main aim is to get a 2000 point army painted, not to become a master painter.
I would hate to think this was the way of things.

I feel partly to blame.

In the first year there were so few participants and I had so much more time to throw at this project that I made a rreal attempt to make a fuss of everyones work ... whatever standard. We all offered advice and honest critism as well as encouragement.

It is true last time around we paid much more attention to jokers and posted encouragement (and no small ammount of peer pressure) to anyone jokering or even thinking of dropping out to encourage them to stick with it and still get something painted that month. We have not done so much of that this time around.

I guess it is like a small restaurant that provides an excellent standard of food and service until everyone gets to hear about it and then they can not maintain the same standard of service when they have twice as many customers.

It was the reason I tried to to establish the deputy system at the start to try to ensure that folks got the support they needed. In the end many of us have tried to comment on everyones work and the the jokers have not got a look in.

Not sure what we do about it to fix it. It is difficult with so many painters to even keep track.

But let me just say that all contributions are gratfully recieved. We are lucky this year to have been joined by so many excellent painters and the standard has been raised BUT this is not a competion. The only competition is with the challenges of other pressures on ones free time and ones own motivation to get stuff painted. There are numerous competitions for people to show how good their painting is. This is not one of them. (although it is obviously nice for all of us to enjoy beautifully painted miniatures and see what can be achieved). This is a test of stamina and determination to see a project through.

Please, please, please let nobody think that there painting does not meet the standard or that there efforts will be looked down upon. I take my hat off to anyone who can keep this up and paints every month. I have to sit down this week to avoid using my second joker for all my armies (and we are only four months into this!). This is not an easy challenge whatever your standard of painting.

I absolutely garantee that whatever your standard of painting at the start of this project you will, at the end of this project, have improved and your next army will be an even better standard. I echo Jonahmauls comment above. One of the greatest enjoyments from last years tale was watching some folks standard improve dramatically over the year.

I have spent too many years in this hobby not getting stuff painted because my painting did not reach the standard I set for myself. I decided just to get on and get stuff painted. Guess what my standard of painting started to improve. I found by painting a little and often my skills developed faster. This simple fact was the original motivation behind this thread.

Do keep painting.
Do keep posting.
The prize is a finished 2000 point army at the end of the year.
The bonus is your standard of painting will ahve taken a big step forward.

All the best
Harry

Braad
10-12-2008, 21:28
It took me nearly a whole month to paint just that AOW shaman... I'm already very afraid when I need to start showing whole bunches of orc boyz and gobbo's. Thing is, I'd rather drop out and take it slower, then to reduce painting quality to stay in. This is just a nice thing to gain some motivation (or in my case, a nice excuse to not call my friends and stay home painting :p), and show a bit of work to a big public... I can imagine others also not wanting to rush things just to stay in, for the same reason.

I can already tell you that I'm quite likely to joker coming month. Work work work! And if anyone has a job this busy all the time, I can imagine he/she can't keep up at 200 points a month. Luckily for me its just this month (me postman -> christmas -> lots of postcards around here) that is the busy one.

I don't think it really has a lot to do with painting standard. I guess its often the people who paint the 'prettier' models that also have a bit more time and patience to hang on to such an effort like this tale, since they already had that time and patience to develop these skills.

I do have to say, I got the feeling only few of the people who signed up, actually jump in on the conversation during the month, telling us their successes and problems. If they would, more could be attempted to get them going :P

No quit this jibba jabba and get sum paintin' done boyz!

Fredmans
10-12-2008, 21:49
Well, time for me to step up and be an inspiration to those not quite finished yet. I have been straggling due to a mighty overload of work lately (not to mention the participation in the rival tale). This weekend I must do what Harry is doing, get my models for last month finished, even if it means three colours and basing. I can touch them up later (washes, highlights and all that) and I promise you all (plus Malorian) that it will be posted no matter what. Someone has to go there.

On the tale note, I followed last year's tale with an increasing curiosity, not because of the level of painting, but because of the growing armies and the inspiration I found in other people dedicating so much work into their modelling and painting. I also think that the level of painting in this year's tale is a result of that dedication. For many of us, painting 2000 points in a year is an effort and I think the drop-outs (which I might eventually have to join) are more caused by that effort than being scared off by good-looking minis. To me, good-looking miniatures is an inspiration. To be honest, finished units are an inspiration. There are many seriously good painters and modellers and fluff-writers in this tale and I will do my best to keep up with them. What I can do is join in their effort.

/Fredmans

Nightsword
10-12-2008, 21:50
I also don't think Harry should any blame. I remember a steward system that was set up so that painters of a certain army had someone to encourage them and guide and advise them. It was a good idea, the number of participants on here is fair too unweildy for any one guy to handle. Imagine teh lengths of the posts if you were to do all that. Some people do and it is insane.

I myself, have found myself with next to no time to paint, not even that half hour in the morning. My painting atm comes on a wednesday evening, after 9 and concentrates on my Troll Forged consignment. I have neither the time or the inclination to do my own stuff until I've completed that and my coursework, which is eating the other 95% of the total time I'm awake. When I made the commitment to the TOFP, it was to paint 200 points a month to the standard I set myself, not anyone else. Noone should feel frightened or scared to post because someone else is better. It's your work, be proud. Or ask "how the hell do I get it up to that standard?" and ask that person because that is part of the social aspect of this group. This is hobby dedication. You want to know how I paint my metals? Ask. You want to know how Braad does his greenskin? Ask him. You want to know to how Harry churns out the huge amount of models each month? Ask him (but don't expect to be able to do it as well XD). Unfortunately, it's a harsh reality of this life that there is always someone better than you, but that shouldn't disencourage you, that should motivate you. Keep at it until you can do it too. Until then, enjoy painting your armies that you plan to game with, enjoy the army you've always wanted to build, enjoy the army that you want to show off to your friends.

If anyone has dropped out because they felt scared or nervous, then we should set Jonahmaul on them to beat them around the head, sit them in a chair and stand over them until they pick up that brush again. I sincerely hope that other peoples work isn't putting others off.

I'm off to have a look how 'eavy metal paints their horns.

EmperorNorton
10-12-2008, 21:59
I have to admit that I sometimes get discouraged when I see minis painted to a standard that is so far out of my league that I have no hope of ever reaching that level. I have brought up that point before in regard to the painting forums here as a whole, as there are so many great painters and logs rightfully rated with five stars that painters like myself (the mediocre, unremarkable...) may feel disheartened, although there is no reason to, as a painted army, no matter to what standard, is always better than an unpainted one. And the average standard of painted armies in general is probably lower than the logs on these forums would have us believe, or at least I believe it is.

Because of all that I was especially delighted to see a good mix of standards in this Tale, some that were closer to my own and some that give an example of what to aspire to.
And the Tale has helped me a lot, as for the first time I'm sticking with my projects and I see my painting improve. So I for one will try my best to stick around and I hope everybody else will, too.

silverstu
10-12-2008, 22:40
Hmm - well I hope people aren't put off by the standards- I mean I crawled through last year- some of my posts where very basic[see my longbeards!]. But i was delighted to have 2000 points painted at the end of it and it was great to be a part of it. It really is about motivation and persistence and seeing everyones stuff every month really pushes me to get something done to stay in the tale along side everyone else. I have been a bit tardy of late with my support role- but I'll try and chip in a bit more[been very knackered from work- but who isn't!]. Seeing armies evolve with individual character reflecting each painter is the best thing- and sharing comments/tips/support is all part of the fun. But Malorian makes a good point- it IS 3 colours and based minimium- always remember you can touch them up later [i swear I'll finish those long beards one of these days!]. I also don't want ot give people a hard time for jokering/dropping out because I appreciate that it is hard to stay motivated and find the time. i just hope that seeing everyones efforts folks are less inclined to leave the fun!

sparks
10-12-2008, 22:55
I think much of what of being said here holds true for me as well. I followed this thread religiously last year when I couldn't take part, and now that I've got a chance to be involved, it is frustrating that real life has gotten in the way thus far. Now that it seems to be back under control (ie uni coursework and school placement over), I've had time to get the basics done. Mind you, I have dwarves, so flesh, beard and some chainmail goes a long way! Like Harry and Fredman, I've been trying to use the deadlines as a motivation to get something out of the way, and the challenge has been very much a personal one so far!

I'm actually more disappointed in myself for not taking the time to comment on other people's efforts, as it was this camaraderie that got me interested in the TOFP in the first place! Looking at the last few posts, it's clear to see that people care for this thread and that social aspect that Nightsword mentioned is still alive and kicking. Lets hope that spurs us on to greater things!

someone2040
10-12-2008, 23:04
Everyone's standards are different I guess. I mean personally, I don't want to show stuff as finished unless it's finished right. My goal is to get a properly painted army by the end of the Tale (Or at the very least, try to). I don't want to be at the end with half my army with 3 different colours and still needing a lot of work. That's my personal reason to get through the tale, and others may be fine at other levels of detail. The important thing is, we're all doing the Tale to paint some models, and that's what brings us all together 'ey?

Personally, I don't know whether I'll make it. I convert and paint when I feel like it. Conversion especially, because I can't paint what I haven't converted. But at the end of the day, I love my army and the direction I'm taking it in, and I'm not going to rush things to get it done. If I can't make it till the end, well, I can't make it. It doesn't mean that the army won't get done, it just means it'll be done outside the Tale. Even if one doesn't complete the army within the Tale, if it encourages you to get the army completed in the end, I think the Tale has done it's job.

As for being discouraged by better painting. I don't really feel that anymore. Maybe once I did, but now, I've just accepted my level of painting. That isn't to say, I don't try to improve - but more that, I'm not going to let high quality painting demoralise my own.

Doi
11-12-2008, 08:23
Sometimes I wonder if this tale is doing more to stop people from painting than to help them.

I know it's suppose to act as a support group, but when novice painters (like myself) come on here and see all the high quality painting, it makes you feel like you can't post unless you can bring it to the same level.

When I first joined the TOFP last year I was also a novice painter. The models I painted for the first month (War Hydra and handlers) were the first models I had ever painted to a standard higher than flat colours with the occassional drybrush on something like chainmail. I joined the Tale to get an army finished and at the same time figured that it was as good a time as any to step up my painting skills and not because I wanted to match the standard of the other painting I'd seen in WIPs in the sign up month but rather because I wanted to see what I could do. The standards set by those in the Tale along side me provided a level I wanted to strive for. I have seen some painting in the past that has left me somewhat disheartened with my own abilities (especially when they are by someone younger than myself or have been in the hobby for a shorter period of time) but now they just act as motivation and inspiration.


Of course, people coming in and telling they think of quitting can count on some supportive comment trying to keep them in... But for that they do need to join into the conversation a bit...

Just ask Arhalien :D. We not only got him to start this Tale but continue for a couple of months before he finally quit, and not because he was disheartened by his efforts but rather because of time restraints. Thanks to some friendly jibing from Jonahmaul I've also been convinced into doing two armies next time around so that I can stay in the TOFP when I do my Orks in the TO40kP next year. Braad is right though, those who do join the the conversation in the thread generally do recieve more support in the 'Don't Drop Out" department.


To me one of the main features of the TOFP is seeing how quickly people build up sizeable armies over just a few months, irrespective of the standard of the painting for said army. I see no competitive element in how well painted my army is compared to others, it is my army and thus I can be proud of it. My painting is probably only ever going to be to a good "gaming standard", but that is good enough for my needs and ultimately the only way that us painters will get any better is by spending more time doing the painting. The TOFP can help people get ideas on colour usage and techniques and has only served as a spur to me. In the end it is always going to take a degree of self motivation to actually make the time it takes to paint and meet the aims of the Tale.

Exactly. There is no competition in the Tale, it is all about a group of like-minded hobbyists getting together and getting an army painted. Seeing an army come together is as rewarding for someone with expert painting skills as it is for a novice. There are also people like Chicken Pig and myself who enjoy watching an army come together irrespective of the painting standard of the army. Together we should be motivating and inspiring each other


The idea of TOFP (and TO40KP) is to motivate people by giving them something to aim for (200 points a month) which other people are also doing and therefore motivating them. Personally I love seeing some of the better armies in both tales as acts as inspiration for me & a standard to strive towards. However, I equally enjoy seeing armies that are not as well painted to see peoples different styles of painting & converting. In last years TOFP for example I took great pleasure in watching the improvement in standard from one of the painters each month.

Agreed, part of the enjoyment of watching a person's army come together is also watching their skill level evolve as they go along.


I have spent too many years in this hobby not getting stuff painted because my painting did not reach the standard I set for myself. I decided just to get on and get stuff painted. Guess what my standard of painting started to improve. I found by painting a little and often my skills developed faster. This simple fact was the original motivation behind this thread.

Once again I have to agree. I felt much the same before the Tale began. I was never really satisfied with my work as it never reached my own high standards.When the Tale began I decided to do something about it and lo and behold my painting improved in leaps and bounds when I started. In the space of a year I went from flat colours and the occassional drybrush to what you see from me now and in the process got nearly 2500pts painted up (as I painted for all 12 months and didnt use a joker). More than I had painted in total in the 5 years I was in the hobby before it.


To me, good-looking miniatures is an inspiration. To be honest, finished units are an inspiration. There are many seriously good painters and modellers and fluff-writers in this tale and I will do my best to keep up with them. What I can do is join in their effort.
/Fredmans

Too true. The group as a whole provides a whole heap of inspiration from all aspects of the hobby (well apart from gaming I suppose) which we all get to draw upon. It has even inspired me to start writing background for my army thanks to the myriad of stories we get floating around with each months new wave of postings.


Noone should feel frightened or scared to post because someone else is better. It's your work, be proud. Or ask "how the hell do I get it up to that standard?" and ask that person because that is part of the social aspect of this group. This is hobby dedication. You want to know how I paint my metals? Ask. You want to know how Braad does his greenskin? Ask him. You want to know to how Harry churns out the huge amount of models each month? Ask him (but don't expect to be able to do it as well XD).

I can say that this month alone I have picked up new techniques for painting feathers, human skin and a nice rich blue from painters in the Tale. I have also given infomation in regards to how I achieve certain things to other painters both publicly and behind the scenes. We have, in my mind at least, formed somewhat of a Brains Trust in regards to out hobby.


Hmm - well I hope people aren't put off by the standards- I mean I crawled through last year- some of my posts where very basic[see my longbeards!]. But i was delighted to have 2000 points painted at the end of it and it was great to be a part of it.

I did very much the same at times last year. The paint job on my Dark Rider riders for example was a bit rushed and basic. But I stand by the fact that it was the last month of the Tale and I was sick of painting Dark Elves :p.



@ Knighta: Good job. The conversions on the chariots are quite nice. Looking at the army shot really shows how vibrant the squigs are, they stand out quite a lot.

@ Alathir: Great job. The banner is excellent, it really stands out. Keep it up.

@ Cacus Cheff: Looking good. How long does it take to model up the daemonettes?

@ sparks: Very nice. The slayer conversion is ace.

@ Nephilim of Sin: What do you mean the army shot isn't impressive? Two large, well-painted units of anything is impressive! Good job

@ rkunisch: I quite like that black colour on the insects. Chaos Black with a Shadow Grey highlight sems simple enough to boot!



As for me. I picked up the models I need for this month today so it should hopefully be assembled by the end of the weekend at the latest. I also found out I won a local painting competition for the Wariors of Chaos release (if you entered you got a Chaos Warior model and had a month to paint it) which came as quite a nice surprise. Quite a few nice entries too. A Khorne Warrior (painted by someone who was six years old too :eek:. Wish my painting was that good when I first started) and one painted to look like a clown being two of them.

Doi

Darnok
11-12-2008, 08:38
To be completely honest: one of my jokers in each Tale so far was done because I couldn't get my stuff finished to my standards. This whole "three colours minimum" is all nice and fine, but usually with basic colours my models just need way more work to be showable than by leaving them bare metal/plastic. I feel I simply can't show stuff before it is done to "I won't ever lay a brush to this model again". This may well lead to me dropping out at the start of next year...

Jonahmaul
11-12-2008, 11:53
Wow, what a can of worms this has opened!! Sorry for the long post but here are my replies


I would hate to think this was the way of things.

I feel partly to blame.

In the first year there were so few participants and I had so much more time to throw at this project that I made a rreal attempt to make a fuss of everyones work ... whatever standard. We all offered advice and honest critism as well as encouragement.

It is true last time around we paid much more attention to jokers and posted encouragement (and no small ammount of peer pressure) to anyone jokering or even thinking of dropping out to encourage them to stick with it and still get something painted that month. We have not done so much of that this time around.

I guess it is like a small restaurant that provides an excellent standard of food and service until everyone gets to hear about it and then they can not maintain the same standard of service when they have twice as many customers.

It was the reason I tried to to establish the deputy system at the start to try to ensure that folks got the support they needed. In the end many of us have tried to comment on everyones work and the the jokers have not got a look in.

Not sure what we do about it to fix it. It is difficult with so many painters to even keep track.

But let me just say that all contributions are gratfully recieved. We are lucky this year to have been joined by so many excellent painters and the standard has been raised BUT this is not a competion. The only competition is with the challenges of other pressures on ones free time and ones own motivation to get stuff painted. There are numerous competitions for people to show how good their painting is. This is not one of them. (although it is obviously nice for all of us to enjoy beautifully painted miniatures and see what can be achieved). This is a test of stamina and determination to see a project through.

Please, please, please let nobody think that there painting does not meet the standard or that there efforts will be looked down upon. I take my hat off to anyone who can keep this up and paints every month. I have to sit down this week to avoid using my second joker for all my armies (and we are only four months into this!). This is not an easy challenge whatever your standard of painting.

I absolutely garantee that whatever your standard of painting at the start of this project you will, at the end of this project, have improved and your next army will be an even better standard. I echo Jonahmauls comment above. One of the greatest enjoyments from last years tale was watching some folks standard improve dramatically over the year.

I have spent too many years in this hobby not getting stuff painted because my painting did not reach the standard I set for myself. I decided just to get on and get stuff painted. Guess what my standard of painting started to improve. I found by painting a little and often my skills developed faster. This simple fact was the original motivation behind this thread.

Do keep painting.
Do keep posting.
The prize is a finished 2000 point army at the end of the year.
The bonus is your standard of painting will ahve taken a big step forward.

All the best
Harry

Harry, you are in absoultely no way to blame & any thought that you are is absolute nonsene. Were it not for TOFP last year I would not be the proud owner of a 2000 point painted GOBLIN (no Orcs round here!) army with two giants that I have always wanted & the DE army with Drow coloured skin would probably still be just an idea instead of being the reality that I am going for this year Tale. I'm sure that there are many other people who can put forward the exact same stories. TOFP was always meant to be a motivational tool & not a competition and for most of us this is what it has been & a damn good one at that.

I guess I should lower my head a bit in shame here as I've kinda neglected my deputy duties so I'll just say that if you want me to pick up anything I've got the time where I would be able to help now. The problem with jokers is a difficult one. I post comments on every single persons entries because I think if they're taken the time to paint miniatures & take pictures the least I can do is take the time to look at them & write a few comments. With jokers it becomes harder, do we just say that same thing to every person who uses one? They're there because real life gets in the way & whilst it is always a shame to lose people sometimes it just can't be helped (we've lost Arhalien this year who was one of the few who got a finished army is last years TOFP & is already missed).



Well, time for me to step up and be an inspiration to those not quite finished yet. I have been straggling due to a mighty overload of work lately (not to mention the participation in the rival tale). This weekend I must do what Harry is doing, get my models for last month finished, even if it means three colours and basing. I can touch them up later (washes, highlights and all that) and I promise you all (plus Malorian) that it will be posted no matter what. Someone has to go there.

On the tale note, I followed last year's tale with an increasing curiosity, not because of the level of painting, but because of the growing armies and the inspiration I found in other people dedicating so much work into their modelling and painting. I also think that the level of painting in this year's tale is a result of that dedication. For many of us, painting 2000 points in a year is an effort and I think the drop-outs (which I might eventually have to join) are more caused by that effort than being scared off by good-looking minis. To me, good-looking miniatures is an inspiration. To be honest, finished units are an inspiration. There are many seriously good painters and modellers and fluff-writers in this tale and I will do my best to keep up with them. What I can do is join in their effort.

/Fredmans

I also need to get my backside in gear to stop myself jokering as I lost a bit of inspiration recently so I'm hoping all this talk of jokers & knowing other people are in the same boat is gonna give me the kick up the a**e i need (he says writing messages on warseer & playing guitar hero rather than painting!).

I agree totally about the level of commitment needed. Although 200 points a month doesnt sound a lot it can often be difficult to find time if you've got a lot going on, add to that the fact that some people are doing multiple armies & it becomes even more challenging. I think that people are dropping out because of the effort needed & getting distracted (i know that before TOFP i'd often go months without painting anything before i'd pick up a brush) but like Fredmans, seeing finished stuff, no matter the standard, acts as inspiration and motivation to me.


I also don't think Harry should any blame.

When I made the commitment to the TOFP, it was to paint 200 points a month to the standard I set myself, not anyone else. Noone should feel frightened or scared to post because someone else is better. It's your work, be proud. Or ask "how the hell do I get it up to that standard?" and ask that person because that is part of the social aspect of this group. This is hobby dedication. You want to know how I paint my metals? Ask. You want to know how Braad does his greenskin? Ask him. You want to know to how Harry churns out the huge amount of models each month? Ask him (but don't expect to be able to do it as well XD). Unfortunately, it's a harsh reality of this life that there is always someone better than you, but that shouldn't disencourage you, that should motivate you. Keep at it until you can do it too. Until then, enjoy painting your armies that you plan to game with, enjoy the army you've always wanted to build, enjoy the army that you want to show off to your friends.

If anyone has dropped out because they felt scared or nervous, then we should set Jonahmaul on them to beat them around the head, sit them in a chair and stand over them until they pick up that brush again. I sincerely hope that other peoples work isn't putting others off.

I'm off to have a look how 'eavy metal paints their horns.

This comment sums up it up wonderfully. I too am in TOFP to paint armies to my standard (which is about table top standard, i go for nice neat armies which are to a decent standard and more than the minimum 3 colours and based but i know i am never going to win any best army competitions and i except that). If i see something that is particularly good I will ask people how they did it. Last year I would've never got such a good result on my giant's skin without PM'ing ****** (forgot name, will find out!) to ask them how they did theirs.


I have to admit that I sometimes get discouraged when I see minis painted to a standard that is so far out of my league that I have no hope of ever reaching that level.

Because of all that I was especially delighted to see a good mix of standards in this Tale, some that were closer to my own and some that give an example of what to aspire to. And the Tale has helped me a lot, as for the first time I'm sticking with my projects and I see my painting improve. So I for one will try my best to stick around and I hope everybody else will, too.

There is nothing to say that you won't get to such a high level, after all practice does make better (not sure you can get perfect!). As was commented above though, there is always going to be somebody better and the bit i've highlighted in your comment sums up what this tale is about.



But i was delighted to have 2000 points painted at the end of it and it was great to be a part of it. It really is about motivation and persistence and seeing everyones stuff every month really pushes me to get something done to stay in the tale along side everyone else. I Seeing armies evolve with individual character reflecting each painter is the best thing- and sharing comments/tips/support is all part of the fun.

once again, exactly the point of the Tale!


Everyone's standards are different I guess. I mean personally, I don't want to show stuff as finished unless it's finished right. My goal is to get a properly painted army by the end of the Tale (Or at the very least, try to). I don't want to be at the end with half my army with 3 different colours and still needing a lot of work. That's my personal reason to get through the tale, and others may be fine at other levels of detail. The important thing is, we're all doing the Tale to paint some models, and that's what brings us all together 'ey?

As for being discouraged by better painting. I don't really feel that anymore. Maybe once I did, but now, I've just accepted my level of painting. That isn't to say, I don't try to improve - but more that, I'm not going to let high quality painting demoralise my own.

Indeed, everyone's standards are different and not being as good as somebody else definately shouldn't put you off painting & showing pictures of your own stuff. As someone2040 says, we're in the Tale to paint models.


To be completely honest: one of my jokers in each Tale so far was done because I couldn't get my stuff finished to my standards. This whole "three colours minimum" is all nice and fine, but usually with basic colours my models just need way more work to be showable than by leaving them bare metal/plastic. I feel I simply can't show stuff before it is done to "I won't ever lay a brush to this model again". This may well lead to me dropping out at the start of next year...

I think a lot of people, myself included are the same, and this is why we see jokers and drop outs. I've jokered my TO40KP entry this month because even though it's got three colours on it it's not finished as I see it so until it is I won't post pictures. Hopefully you can avoid dropping out (the same with other people) and i'm sure if i does come to that point we will all shout at you a lot because as Doi has said, more encouragement seems to come when people decide to drop out rather than when they use jokers (although I think there has been less of that this year because of the vast amount of painters. However, I do think that now the wheat has been sorted out from the chaff so to speak and we know who is serious about staying in the Tale there will be a lot more encouragement).

Man that was a long post! Doi i'll have to respond to your comments separately as it was too hard to work out what was what by quoting you as it only quotes what you said....

Jonahmaul
11-12-2008, 12:17
When I first joined the TOFP last year I was also a novice painter. The models I painted for the first month (War Hydra and handlers) were the first models I had ever painted to a standard higher than flat colours with the occassional drybrush on something like chainmail. I joined the Tale to get an army finished and at the same time figured that it was as good a time as any to step up my painting skills and not because I wanted to match the standard of the other painting I'd seen in WIPs in the sign up month but rather because I wanted to see what I could do. The standards set by those in the Tale along side me provided a level I wanted to strive for. I have seen some painting in the past that has left me somewhat disheartened with my own abilities (especially when they are by someone younger than myself or have been in the hobby for a shorter period of time) but now they just act as motivation and inspiration.

I must say that your standard was high for a novice then as your army was excellent! As has already been said, there are always going to be people better than you. I've been in the hobby for about 12 years now so quite a few of the people on both TOFP & TO40KP are both youhner and been in the hobby a shorter time than me but are of a higher standard. Unofrtunately it's just one of those things that you have to live with & your stuff & comments last year was definately one of the things that kept me going.



Just ask Arhalien :D. We not only got him to start this Tale but continue for a couple of months before he finally quit, and not because he was disheartened by his efforts but rather because of time restraints. Thanks to some friendly jibing from Jonahmaul I've also been convinced into doing two armies next time around so that I can stay in the TOFP when I do my Orks in the TO40kP next year. Braad is right though, those who do join the the conversation in the thread generally do recieve more support in the 'Don't Drop Out" department.

To be fair I think Arhalien got a lot more encouragement not to leave than others who have left this year but then that is due to the fact that he was one of the 'originals' who stuck through it the whole of last time & also got involved in the sociable aspect of the Tale. A lot of people who have dropped out this year have either never shown or only come on to post their minatures. I am not saying this is wrong because for some people all the want is feedback whereas others use the 'Tales' and Warseer in general as a more sociable place as Arhalien did so we was better 'known'.


There are also people like Chicken Pig and myself who enjoy watching an army come together irrespective of the painting standard of the army. Together we should be motivating and inspiring each other

Agreed, part of the enjoyment of watching a person's army come together is also watching their skill level evolve as they go along.

More than I had painted in total in the 5 years I was in the hobby before it.

I'm definately in the camp of liking to see people's stuff develop know matter their skill. Maybe it's because I used to be a redshirt or maybe it's just because I'm a nice guy but seeing people's armies develop no matter the skill gives me a great deal of satisfaction, as well as motivating me to paint my own stuff as seeing my own armies develop gives me that little bit more satisfaction! And I also have managed to paint an awful lot more in the past 16 months that I had for years previously because I've had a reason to paint & a target to aim for.


Too true. The group as a whole provides a whole heap of inspiration from all aspects of the hobby (well apart from gaming I suppose) which we all get to draw upon. It has even inspired me to start writing background for my army thanks to the myriad of stories we get floating around with each months new wave of postings.

Inspiration is motivation! Talking of which I really need to write the background for my army, I was going to go for an underground theme to make them more like Drow & explain the skin but the living near the Chaos Wastes was a good idea (can't remember who suggested it so step forward now please!)


I can say that this month alone I have picked up new techniques for painting feathers, human skin and a nice rich blue from painters in the Tale. I have also given infomation in regards to how I achieve certain things to other painters both publicly and behind the scenes. We have, in my mind at least, formed somewhat of a Brains Trust in regards to out hobby.

Indeed, I have asked people how they painted their stuff & have always had very detailed & forthcoming replies. And I know a fair few people have asked you about that snow! (Go on, I dare you to do a non snow army!!!)


I did very much the same at times last year. The paint job on my Dark Rider riders for example was a bit rushed and basic. But I stand by the fact that it was the last month of the Tale and I was sick of painting Dark Elves :p.

I loved those Dark Riders, they made my do mine for this years TOFP. Much better than the GW metal ones!


I also found out I won a local painting competition for the Wariors of Chaos release (if you entered you got a Chaos Warior model and had a month to paint it) which came as quite a nice surprise. Quite a few nice entries too. A Khorne Warrior (painted by someone who was six years old too :eek:. Wish my painting was that good when I first started) and one painted to look like a clown being two of them.

See, there's other places for competitions! And well done onthe prize mate, any chance of a piccy?

Now, i've had a pretty comprehensive rant so I think it's time I did some painting to actually back my words up!

McMullet
11-12-2008, 13:02
I'm impressed by the extremes of procrastination you Fantasy lot will go to to avoid painting. :D

Braad
11-12-2008, 13:58
Nice, its good to see how involved people get in this.

But I'll take McMullet's comment, and I'm of painting some orc now.

Jonahmaul
11-12-2008, 14:14
Sssh, McMuffin!!!!

silverstu
11-12-2008, 22:29
I'm impressed by the extremes of procrastination you Fantasy lot will go to to avoid painting. :D

Yes, well we are very dedicated...it takes so much work NOT to paint- well we have to do something to make you 40kers look good...:p:D

McMullet
11-12-2008, 23:42
Braad: Good good - of course it's good that people bring these things up, I was just being silly (now get back to them Orcs!).

Jonahmaul: Watch it... uhm... Joiner-Mole... whatever. :p

silverstu: Touchť... :D

Well, I too have been not procrastinating, and instead converting Lizardmen.

First up for the coming month is a Carnosaur (http://mcmulletsminis.fotopic.net/p55315872.html) who has just bagged himself a Cold One (http://mcmulletsminis.fotopic.net/p55332554.html) to snack on, and now has his eye on dessert (hint: Dessert is your army).

The sculpting on the base is mostly done, so he should be ready for undercoating in a few days. The more challenging piece this month is to "convert" some 3 legged Salamanders back to their standard limb-count. They were freebie models (kindly donated by Jim Reaper some years ago) but are sadly lacking the front leg bit. I could've just ordered a new one 6 months ago... Now I have to learn to sculpt (which is OK I guess).

http://images.fotopic.net/yv08gv.jpg

Keep up the good work everyone!

Arhalien
12-12-2008, 00:04
Just ask Arhalien . We not only got him to start this Tale but continue for a couple of months before he finally quit, and not because he was disheartened by his efforts but rather because of time restraints. Thanks to some friendly jibing from Jonahmaul I've also been convinced into doing two armies next time around so that I can stay in the TOFP when I do my Orks in the TO40kP next year. Braad is right though, those who do join the the conversation in the thread generally do recieve more support in the 'Don't Drop Out" department.


'Allo! :D



To be fair I think Arhalien got a lot more encouragement not to leave than others who have left this year but then that is due to the fact that he was one of the 'originals' who stuck through it the whole of last time & also got involved in the sociable aspect of the Tale. A lot of people who have dropped out this year have either never shown or only come on to post their minatures. I am not saying this is wrong because for some people all the want is feedback whereas others use the 'Tales' and Warseer in general as a more sociable place as Arhalien did so we was better 'known'.


*feels guilty for recieving special treatment* ~

And I would have to disagree with your idea about me getting that treatment thanks to being well known from the last tale; I think it's just because I whine so much :p

I also can't remember that huge an amount of encouragement to people not to drop out at the early stages of the last tale; I seem to remember that last year, as this year, there were people dropping out and not showing up in the first few months who had very little contact with the Tale at all, and thus weren't really encouraged not to go. This may just be my faulty memory, but I don't really see this year as being that different (with the exception of me not moaning every other post....)
That said, I think that the people who have got involved with the tale are dropping out, then I think people (and probably me as well; with the holidays looming fast I should have more time to drop in and actually fulfil my deputy duties... :o) should try and encourage them not to leave.

Anyway, that's enough procrastination for one day/night, I have maths c/w to finish....

~ie, the straightjacket.

Zujara
12-12-2008, 02:27
I've been enjoying the Tale so far, it's been great to keep me motivated painting my Orcs and Goblins which I never thought I would get to. Seeing other peoples works, reading comments and practicing have also made me feel like I have improved in painting the last few months.

For WIP, I have 5 spider riders and 5 wolf riders assembled and ready to go. (The black wolf was an old dire wolf, but my box set was a wolf short so I scavenged it.)

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/fcava.jpg

Doi
12-12-2008, 05:50
I must say that your standard was high for a novice then as your army was excellent! As has already been said, there are always going to be people better than you. I've been in the hobby for about 12 years now so quite a few of the people on both TOFP & TO40KP are both youhner and been in the hobby a shorter time than me but are of a higher standard. Unofrtunately it's just one of those things that you have to live with & your stuff & comments last year was definately one of the things that kept me going.

I suppose when I mean 'younger' I'm thinking more of the 'youngbloods' category age. It cam as quite a shock to me that two of the models who finished high up in the painting competition were painted by a nine and six (who came equal second!) year old. I had turned 17 only a month or so before I started the last Tale and in turn started doing any more than flat colours.


To be fair I think Arhalien got a lot more encouragement not to leave than others who have left this year but then that is due to the fact that he was one of the 'originals' who stuck through it the whole of last time & also got involved in the sociable aspect of the Tale. A lot of people who have dropped out this year have either never shown or only come on to post their minatures. I am not saying this is wrong because for some people all the want is feedback whereas others use the 'Tales' and Warseer in general as a more sociable place as Arhalien did so we was better 'known'.

I think Arhalien got it right when he said that in the early stages of the Tale (as there are so many entrants, and hence dropouts) most people who joker or drop out arent paid as much attention. But in the later stages with people who are getting closer to finishing their army and have generally become quite social in the thread are jokering or dropping out they recieve more encouragement. Arhalien did recieve a lot of attention in the early stages of this Tale, but it was mainly from silverstu, Harry, you and myself who had only just finished the first Tale with him and had come to know him well (or as well as you can on an internet forum at least.


Indeed, I have asked people how they painted their stuff & have always had very detailed & forthcoming replies. And I know a fair few people have asked you about that snow! (Go on, I dare you to do a non snow army!!!)

My Ogres in the next Tale are definately not snow! Not quite sure exactly what I'll do with them yet, but I want something with a fair bit of foliage (just not jungle types)


I loved those Dark Riders, they made my do mine for this years TOFP. Much better than the GW metal ones!

I loved my conversions too, but the paint job on the riders is rather average. You just couldnt tell that because of how bad my pictures were/are :p


See, there's other places for competitions! And well done onthe prize mate, any chance of a piccy?

As soon as I get the model back from the store I'll be sure to post a picture!


'Allo! :D

*Waves hysterically*

Long time since we saw you in these hallowed pages. How is your IB going? Has it left you any time to get stuff painted?


I'm impressed by the extremes of procrastination you Fantasy lot will go to to avoid painting.

Now imagine the procrastination of real life things we can achieve if we want to paint!


@ Zujara: Looking forward to seeing them painted up. I've got a couple of the old dire wolf heads kicking around my army too. Picked up a couple of blisters when a local store had 30% off. Adds some nice variety to the units.

Well I'm off to start building this moth's entry!

Doi

Alathir
12-12-2008, 06:18
And here is my way of encouraging others... with comments! Apologies for not getting around to it last month.


Stormcrow: Wow, you were eager to post this month... Those Tomb Kings are looking awesome as always, the archers look suitably drab and the Tomb Guard suitably noble, I canít wait to see your chariots and eventually more background for your army. I wonder who would win between our current armies...?

Silverstu: I really love that Varghulf (as much as I hate them in the game!). The idea of it being your countessí son gone rabid is very cool as well.

Jimjim: Iíve always been a fan of those models and you show why, they look great!

Derv: Great looking hydra, definitely see why these things cause terror... Your army is really turning out to look quite spectacular.

Ego Ninja: Freaky looking sorcerer although I have to say I am not sold on his skin colour, I think maybe a pale tone would work better? Overall though, very nice work.

Spikedog: This is some awesome work right here. Thatís an ogre banner isnít it? Looks fantastic, that custom made Khorne axe is freaking great. My girly elves donít want to go anywhere near all those axes...

Braad: Cool looking war machines, youíve done the models justice and the scene bases came out great! Your army shot is definitely one of the strangest looking at this point!

EmperorNorton: What a great branchwraith conversion, the problem with them has always been making them stand out amongst other dryads but youíve done an awesome job. While I donít really like the rider model, itís still a nice paint job so good work there, dragons are automatically cool anyways. Freaky looking bats by the way, very nice use of the altar terrain pieces as well, the vampire has a little too much lipstick on for me... or is that meant to be blood and Iím just an idiot?

Dino: Well done on those bull centaurs, impressive conversion work there. Your spawn are also quite scary, the bird one is bizarre!

Fluffystuff: Iím going to make a note to never post after you... your stuff is just insanely good. How did you get the rust to look as good as that?

Chicken Pig: Nice conversion with the sword there, simple and very effective. Nice job on getting the block done, always feels good to add a solid block to an army.

Leonathion: Very nice looking lizards there, you have a definite style to your painting which really works.

Magos Explorator: Filthy skaven! Nice work on those furry bastards, I love that hooded guy carrying the warp fire canisters on his back. That is one fine looking elf noble by the way! Although I donít think the source lighting has worked for you yet. Great work on the hair and face, it makes me really wanna pick this up for myself!

Joseph Vintila: That Harry the Hammer model makes a great exalted hero and I like the purple on him. Get those chaos worshippers based!

Someone2040: I like these guys, particularly the standard bearer. I recently won a game with some Empire against Warriors of Chaos so I am quite fond of Imperials at the moment. The swordsmen look great, the bases are very effective.

Doi: More great work from you, my favourite is the goblin with the repeater crossbow (he would be so impressed with that little gizmo!) I just noticed the bagpipe player riding double with a mate of his, quite a hilarious unit you have there!

Bluesabre: Nice looking chariot, its sad how dorky the old cold ones look in comparison to the new but it doesnít detract from the paint job. Keep it up!

Prince Sairion: A fellow noble of Ulthuan! Great looking swordmasters, I am going to have to find out how you get your metallics looking that way.

Danny76: Good work on those flaggellents although I think the flames need a little more work, at the moment the champion could just be a bart simpson cosplayer!

Kryzek: Very cool wizard(ess?) youíve got there! I always like the odd female characters in armies. Nice detailing on the horseís cloth as well, looks authentic.

McMullet: Thatís a really nice conversion youíve got there, great use of Kroakís death mask. I canít believe you actually managed to make a Skink Chief look fearsome! Also an excellent paint job on the Stegadon, looks great mate.

Reik: Love that dwarf fellow, heís got alot of character. Kudos on using a chaos dwarf as an exalted character by the way and that is one fine looking Harry youíve got there. Your army shot looks extremely chaotic Ė exactly as it should be.

Zark the Damned: Very cool mages there, Leopold is my favourite and all that hard work on Nicís cloak seems to have worked out because it looks great.

Zujara: Sick black orc unit, those guys always look like they mean business once they are painted and ranked up. That poor dwarf...

Digital~Punk: Very cool dwarfs there; Iíll always have a soft spot in my heart for those bearded bastards. I donít usually rate the Hammerer models but youíve done them justice, keep it up!

Saltpappa: More dwarfs! I love your color scheme and the older models really have a character about them. Awesome work on the Runesmith as well, his cloak and beard look amazing! How do you do faces so well?

Knighta: Loving the look of your army thus far, and I think the symbol on the wolf riderís banner is very cool. Your army looks very ragtag Ė exactly like a greenskin army should.

Sparks: Wow, very impressive conversion there and a great paint job. I think his back muscles arenít perfect but its not too big of an issue. Overall, great work my friend.

Nephilim of Sin: Ah the olí SkullTakas! I love your theme and these units are really something, they look very choppy! Iíd very much like to have a battle against your army once itís done.

Rkunisch: These swarms look great, god I would hate to fight them in real life! They really look like a swarm and not just a blob of paint on top of some metal, well done.


Keep it up everyone, and good luck to you all for next month. We're nearing the halfway mark, woohoo :D

Nightsword
12-12-2008, 06:26
I'm starting to really regret not perhaps participating as much as I should. This conversation has been really interesting to watch and you know what? Next week and the week after, I'm going to finish this months stuff and post it I am.

Part of my demotivation obviously came from the work I cited and lack of time. Come Monday, this should ease off. The other half of my demotivation came from this unusual situation:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn287/nightsword1/Archie-1.jpg

(Sorry about the small picture...)

On the head there is a line that runs down the middle of the face, you can make it out as the dark line that runs by the eye socket. It will not scrape off so I don't think it is a mould line, and I can't get a file into a suitable place that will work. Thought about greenstuffing it to try and smooth it out, but am open to any suggestions.

Geep
12-12-2008, 06:52
I'm going to have to Joker November's planned work... I haven't got much done this month either, but hopefully I can find some time between work and family soon.
Well done to all those still going- Things look impressive so far. I doubt I'll have time to make specific comments.

silverstu
12-12-2008, 08:25
McMullet- looking good on the sculpt mate- fits in perfectly with the rest of the model- looking forward to seeing his mates and the carnosaur.

Arhalien- good to hear from you mate- thought you were lost in a fridge or something- hope the work is going well- pop in again when you get the chance.

Zujara-gobbos are looking good mate- well scavenged with the wolf- these sorts of things add little bits of character to units so good move mate. Looking forward to seeing them painted up!

Nightsword- good man- get stuck in when you get the chance- stick with us- it's worth it! Oh and on the line thing- greenstuff perhaps or what about fine filler? Oh and getting into awkward shapes- take a lolly-pop stick- cut into a suitable shape to fit the contour and then super glue wet and dry paper/abrasive paper to it and away you go.

Doi- looking forward to seeing that chaos warrior when you get it back from the shop- and no snow bases on your next army? What madness is this? Oh you could look at grasslands-I got some feild grass from woodland scenics recently and Spikedog give me a link to some really cool grass products- in clumps! Might help inspire you for next year.. but on with this one i think..

@Geep- hope you can get the time to paint something up this month and stay with us- even if you come in under points it's still worth posting and sticking in- you can make the rest of the points back later when you have more time[and don't forget you can get jokers back by painting over the points for a month!].


I'll be posting comments and some WIP pics tomorrow, keep it up everyone!

Nephilim of Sin
12-12-2008, 09:10
Wee! Warseer let me log on! Too bad I have to go to sleep now:evilgrin:. I will definitely (as stated before, sorry!) leaving comments, and reply to those that left some for me, but to risk beating a dead horse, I would like to contribute to the discussion from the perspective of someone who has been afraid of dropping out since day one.

I have used up both of my Jokers over the past few months. Real life has literally been a pain in the back, and has been so for the past five months for me. I may or may not get better, and if I do it would take some very hard work and many months of therapy to get to that point. However, the last thing I would want is for someone to say 'Don't Joker, you can do it! Just try and paint for x time/day" or whatever variation, because it really is not that easy. Some days I can, some days I can't, even for half an hour. Some weeks I can't. That is not even including family life, legal matters, and work strife. To be honest, depending on the day I am having, I might even consider it insulting, even thought the other person doesn't understand, and I imagine others might as well. Basically, I understand real life gets in the way for a lot of us, and some have it worse than I do, especially around this time of year. I could only imagine what it would be like going to school on top of this!

My painting is not the best, and I completely recognize the beautiful paint jobs that I can't even begin to do....yet. So why did I join the Tale? Well, for starters, the first one inspired me (along with some of the painters here!) to start my own Plog, and some of the painters have been a great source of motivation and painting tips in my Plog. Without this, I doubt I would even have the handful of units that are painted even done, honestly (been collecting for 14 years now, I think?).

Can the great paint jobs be intimidating? Yes, of course. Would that stop me from posting? Not in a second, because I consider it an honor to be painting along the sides of such great work, and to be able to get input and criticism from such a great community. That is what keeps me in the Tale. I doubt if someone was that worried/intimidated to post, they wouldn't have even joined the Tale in the first place, because then everyone would be seeing their work. As Harry put it somewhere "This is my escape from all of that", and that holds true for me as well. Being able to join in, comment, get advice, and getting something painted with this excellent community is what my escape is, and I imagine it might be for many others, which is why they post.

That being said, I wish everyone who has left the Tale, and may have to leave it, the best. I hope everything works out for you, because I know how real life can just throw itself in the way at times.

Sorry for the long post, and great work everyone. I will be posting comments later, but until then, great job everyone, and thanks to those that have given their comments. It does help.

GalenArtorius
12-12-2008, 11:34
Chipping in late with my 2 pennies worth...

For me, the Jokers are there because we all have things come out of the blue that mean we canít meet our own deadlines, but we can play one and not have to worry about painting 400 points the next month to try and keep up. When people are playing their Jokers already, or dropping out of the tale at the start, I hope it isnít because they are intimidated by the standard of the armies presented. Whilst some of the armies are of an AMAZING standard, or some of the participants are painting multiple armies (across ToFP and To40kP!), I donít feel intimidated (well, maybe a bit). I certainly do feel jealous - I wish that I had the time and dedication that they display every month, but they serve more to inspire me to get my own units done. When I see either great painted models or finished units, it literally makes me want to go home and paint (damn you work for eating all my time [shakes fist]). Unfortunately for me and my wallet, this Tale has made me want to start MORE armies! But theyíll have to wait for next year :)

Onto the comments:

@ StormCrow - 2 great units. The purple for the Tomb Guard shields is particularly nice, rich but a bit dusty and weathered as well.

@ silverstu - Really nice blending on the skin tones, and his eyes are cold... so very, very cold (whispering in fear).

@ Jimjim - Carrying the colours between the riders and the spiders works well to bring everything together

@ derv - A great looking army that fits the feel of Dark Elves well (the only race who favour partial nudity in battle over armour!).

@ Ego Ninja - The multi-coulour staff is a nice touch, and he stands in well as part of the army as a whole.

@ spikedog - What can I say that I havenít already said, more quality painting and conversions. Easily one of the best armies this year.

@ Braad - The attention to making both rocklobbers unique has paid off, and telling a story with them (squashed gobbo) is a great idea - particularly suitable to the comic aspects of OnGís.

@ Emperor Norton (WE) - The colours on that Branchwraith are looking great for your army and bases, and the dragon is coming on well to.

@ Dino (CD) - 2 thumbs up once again. I knew those Bull centaurs would be special - any chance of some profile pics of them?

@ Emperor Norton (VC) - The extra effort on blending your red is very good, very smooth. And the bats looks good to. Are their bases weighted to stop toppling?

@ Dino (WoC) - Tzeentchy looking spawn - truly damned by the Raven God.

@ Fluffystuff - More great skeletons, and the army as a whole is great advertising for dipping! Iíd almost certainly dip any VCís I did if they could look like this.

@ Chicken Pig - The new master is great, and a simple conversion adds to the character.

@ SuavelyDunn - Good job getting the points done ahead of time, army is looking great together.

@ Leonathion - Wow. Again, your attention to detail blows me away.

@ Magos Explorator (S) - Iím a big fan of those older models too, reminds me of Advanced Heroquest and my first intoduction to Skaven. The washes are working really well to make the Skaven look dirty and medieval (if that makes sense?)

@ Magos Explorator (HE) - Fantastic eagle and character. He reminds me of the concept art from WAR for the Shadow Warriors.

@ Joseph Vintila - Good choice for the character model, and they are looking good together. Perhaps his cloak could use a drybrush to bring out the details in the furs. For the bases - my vote would go to snow bases (casue they are awesome with WoC for some reason) or perhaps simple ash waste style bases (dark greys and stones) which wonít distract from your colourful warriors.

@ someone2040 - Great conversions, and the cobbled bases would look great across the whole army.

@ Doi - The all mounted army is looking awesome, keep up the good work.

@ Prince Sairion - Floating magic banner, no problems for the Swordmasters of Hoeth :) Great unit.

@ Danny76 -The unit looks good so far, but I prefer the weathered look of the flail on the right of the 2nd picture - any plans to cary it through the rest of the unit? And maybe some scribbling in the book round the guyís neck.

@ Krzyek - How is your horse a low, it looks great! Very good character that looks suitably queen-like.

@ McMullet - I think the howdah is top-notch. The freehand glyphs are superb.

@ Reik - Very good face on the Pulper, and all teh others stuff looks good. Any chance of a close-up on your Harry fig?

@ Zark the Damned - Two tight characters (itís Gandalf!). Letís see those pikemen!

@ Zujara - The unit looks great, and maybe itís the flash on the camera, but the metallics look a little too bright for OnG. Maybe a thinned down wash of Badab Black just to tone down the brightest highlights?

@ Digital~Punk - More great units. The choice to use metallics on the Hammerers does make them stand out as a special unit. I hope you keep your motivation, I need to see more from this army!

@ saltpappa - My favourite army. Fantastic work, please keep delivering more!

@ Knighta - I like the consistency across your army. What do you use for leaves on the bases?

@ Alathir - I love reading your background fluff, and your miniatures are great too. The thought that goes into both fluff and painting shows.

@ sparks - The slayer conversion is really nice, and the beard on your Hammerer is great, perfectly highlighted to look Ďflowingí.

@ Nephilim of Sin - An amazing looking army with a great theme. Your skin tones are very well done.

@ rkunisch - Very creepy looking swarms, straight out of The Mummy.

I think Iíve got everyone there. To anyone like me who Jokered, good luck getting your units done for this month.

Arhalien
12-12-2008, 12:00
I
*Waves hysterically*

Long time since we saw you in these hallowed pages. How is your IB going? Has it left you any time to get stuff painted?





Arhalien- good to hear from you mate- thought you were lost in a fridge or something- hope the work is going well- pop in again when you get the chance.


I've mostly been hiding on the Escapist Forums recently in my attempts to procrastinate.
The christmas holiday has finally started though so I should be able to start some painting and commenting on painting again (if the recently purchased copy of Fallout 3 isn't too distracting :o)

@Mcmullet: Nice sculpting on the salamander there; dare I ask if there's a reason for the deficiency in limbs?

@Nightsword: Somone stop him leaving! (It's only fair :p) On a serious note though, it'll be a shame to lose you, especially to so appalling a thing as uni-work (even worse than schoolwork, as everyone knows you aren't meant to work at Uni ;))

Jonahmaul
12-12-2008, 12:02
@ Arhalien - I new you couldn't stay away, your like Beetlejuice, say your name 3 times & you appear! EDIT - so much so you posted while I was typing!! Fallout 3 is awfully distracting! I had hardly any spare time the last 6 weeks because I've been busy with work & other stuff & all the spare time i did have was eaten by Fallout 3, it's an amazing game. Luckily I've found all 20 bobbleheads & finished it so I can put it aside for a little while & catch up on painting!

@ McMullet - very nice sculpting, not too much of a shame that you couldn't order the legs because you've done an excellent job for next to nothing!

@ Nightsword - what is it? (sorry, really can't make it out in the picture). it may be worth having a look at other miniatures & seeing if they have the same 'mold line' & if they don't then ask for an exchange, could be a deficiency in the model. hope you find the motivation to carry on dude.

Darnok
12-12-2008, 12:03
(if the recently purchased copy of Fallout 3 isn't too distracting :o)

That one nearly lost us Catferret in the 40K Tale. See you spring 2009. :D

Arhalien
12-12-2008, 12:12
@ Arhalien - I new you couldn't stay away, your like Beetlejuice, say your name 3 times & you appear! EDIT - so much so you posted while I was typing!! Fallout 3 is awfully distracting! I had hardly any spare time the last 6 weeks because I've been busy with work & other stuff & all the spare time i did have was eaten by Fallout 3, it's an amazing game. Luckily I've found all 20 bobbleheads & finished it so I can put it aside for a little while & catch up on painting!
.

I thought it was only 2 times...
Ahh yes, but now you have to go back and play through it in a different way!


That one nearly lost us Catferret in the 40K Tale. See you spring 2009. :D


If you hear nothing more from me you'll know where I am :p
(it's now fully installed... and I still have to finish some maths c/w :mad:)

Leonathion
12-12-2008, 13:08
First off - I think everyone is doing great, it takes an effort just to keep it in the pot. Hope noones discuraged, I feel that great looking armies are always an inspiration, and I'm happy to find it here.
I don't think it's that hard to paint good iether, of course this is relative, but if you find out some guides on some sites, you probably don't have the time or are to young if you can't learn by them (but admittedly, younger people are better at learing to paint, I'm talking like 10 here, but what ten year old has got an internet life?). Keep it up everybody, anyone can learn to paint good, and If yo want advice, just ask here, I believe anyone would be thrilled to help you!
Comments:

@ Stormcrow Ė Keeping it on! I love how those TK looks realistic! The purple still fits great. The bonegiant is somewhat of a favourite.

@ Silverstu Ė stunning. Great effect with the snow.

@ Jimjim Ė I love the clean and bright colours on your minis. Realy sweet!

@ Derv Ė awesome hydra! Could do with some more shading to make it stand out more from the snow. Thanks for the comment! I love armyshots as well, to bad thereís not to many of them!

@ Ego ninja Ė Iím looking forward to those marauders, your first block of warriors looks realy good lined up.

@ Spikedog Ė that axe is just superb!

@ Braad Ė lookin sweet but I get the impression that those bases can be made a lot more dynamic with minimal efforts. Thanks for the comments as well, Iíve gotten quite contradictionary comments on the bases from different people, I think Iím going to do an effort to blend the dry grass with the jungle floor with some green grassÖ weíll se what happensÖ

@ Emperor Norton Ė sweet branchwraith! Looking forward to the dragon though I have to admit Iím not a fan of the old gw dragonsÖ Nice bats as well, and some parental advice on that vamp girl ;)

@ Dino Ė great centaurs! How did you make them? Possible to get a photo from the side?

@ Fluffystuff Ė soooo nice, awesome one might say. Keep it up, that army is going to look best of all in the end!

@ Chickenpig Ė great DE! The highborn is super, and the soldiers too. Iíd love too see some more finished regiments, but I get the idea of spreading the work on different projects, itís easier to find inspiration.

@ Suavely Dunn Ė Awesome look! The bases realy tie everything together!

@ Magos exploratory Ė great minis but Iíd love to see better pics. Try more lightning and placing the camera. The whitebalance seems a bit off, it makes the colours look different. Great from what I can see though! Eagle is best of whats posted here!

@ Joseph Vintila Ė Your minis got a great start but Iím under the impression that much effect could be made by blackwashing them! Itís easy to make your own wash Ė just mix black with water and then wash it!

@ Someone Ė if Iíd paint your minis, Iíd just add a couple of details on the armour, otherwise, great! Looking forward to basing!

@ Doi Ė wow! Thatís some massive greenskin cavalry. How many are you aiming for? And thanks for the coment, unfortunately they donít glow in the dark 

@ Bluesabre Ė looking realy good! Such a shame on the COC. Iíd love to see an updated model with the new Coldones.

@ Prince Sairion Ė Striking colours! They remind me a lot of the oldschool high elves, lovely stuff.

@ Danny 76 Ė fierce! Could do with some dirt around the feet and skirts ;-)

@ Krzyek Ė Lots of colours and detail! Lovely, Iíd advice some freehand shading on the cloth around the cold embroidery, that would make the mini stand out even more. Great though, keep it up! Love the fact that youíre actually doing a DOW army.

@ Arduhn Ė love those minis.

@ McMullet Ė I realy like your painting style but I got to say Iím not to fond of the conversion. Itís very good performed and all, but somewhat fails for me to capture the feel of the stegadon and lizardmen in general. Iíd go for a crowded howda, a bit larger, full of skinks and with the chief in the middle. The stone altar as base seems a bit off to. Great stegadon though, I love the scales. Iím very interested in what youíll post next month.

@ Reik Ė sweet pulper indeed!

@ Zark Ė good interpretation of the characters! Sorry but the names put me off though.

@ Zajura Ė Great BO! Could perhaps do with some colour on the shafts?

@ Digital Punk Ė Wow! Thatís some nice dwarf stuff. You make realy nice impression with the banners!

@ Johnamaul Ė Thanks! Iím thanking the washes and the dipp :P

@ Saltpappa Ė I love those mustaches!

@ Alathir Ė great army! I love the gold, how do you do that shading? Looking forward to some more ranks! Thanks for the comment, glad you like it.

@ CactusCheff Ė Nice! Love to see those painted. The dreads could be thinner thoughÖ

@ Sparks Ė wow thatís one beefy slayer, grown fat on troll meat no doubt. As always, the dwarfs of this thread rules!

@ Nephilim Ė the base realy makes this unit stand out, I like the down to earth colours.

@ Rkunisch Ė lovely, available armyshot?

@ GalenArtorius Ė Thanks! I actually find myself spending less and less time to detail the more I paint, itís looking better and better though, check out my elder in my signature for some more detailÖ

Leonathion
12-12-2008, 13:13
I'm starting to really regret not perhaps participating as much as I should. This conversation has been really interesting to watch and you know what? Next week and the week after, I'm going to finish this months stuff and post it I am.

Part of my demotivation obviously came from the work I cited and lack of time. Come Monday, this should ease off. The other half of my demotivation came from this unusual situation:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn287/nightsword1/Archie-1.jpg

(Sorry about the small picture...)

On the head there is a line that runs down the middle of the face, you can make it out as the dark line that runs by the eye socket. It will not scrape off so I don't think it is a mould line, and I can't get a file into a suitable place that will work. Thought about greenstuffing it to try and smooth it out, but am open to any suggestions.

If you have a good knife you might be able to scrape it away, tin is quite soft. GS is always good.

CactusCheff
12-12-2008, 13:58
Looking good. How long does it take to model up the daemonettes?

I did several two, three hour sessions on that lot so I would go for about 1 hour per model maybe little more plus cleaning and assembling which was done back at summer. Some one with more skill and more nimble fingers than my sausages would probaly do it in half that time, but as I'm so slow at anything related to figure modeling and painting I prefer to have something unique as end result.


Nice! Love to see those painted. The dreads could be thinner thoughÖ

Agreed with the thickness thing but I was all too frustrated after a while to keep tentacles at same size plus the bigger they are the less you have to make them;).

Death Korp
12-12-2008, 15:02
Stormcrow: The Tomb Kings look very nice mate, keep 'em coming!

Silverstu: Varghulf looks very mean!

Jimjim: Very nice mate, love those models very interesting.

Derv: i don't really like the Hydra model, but you've done a good job on it, well done.

Ego Ninja: Sorcerer looks very nice, skin may need some work though.

Spikedog: The minotaurs look awsome, especailly with all them nasty khorne axes!

Braad: O&Gs look brill, the amount of warmachines you have though is quite scary!

EmperorNorton: You've done quite abot D The Branchwraith looks very nice though, like that model.

Dino: Chaos chaos, chaos, love the stuff, and so do you.The bull centaurs and the spawn look really imposing!

Fluffystuff: Erm...wow!!!

Chicken Pig: Nice work mate!

Leonathion: They are nice looking lizards!

Magos Explorator: Skaven look fantasic, you've done some good work there.

Joseph Vintila: I need to paint my own Harry the Hammer, yours looks very nice though!

Someone2040: Swordsmen and Standard Bearer look extremly nice.

Doi: This unit is fantasic! Nice work mate!

Bluesabre: The Chariot looks great, even with the older Cold ones.

Prince Sairion: Great work here, the swordmasters look amazingly cool!

Danny76: Good work on those crazed guys!

Kryzek: Wizard girl look great!

McMullet: The lizards are really coming on! I bet you are looking forwards to the new release?

Reik: Great stuff fellow Chaos Mortal :D The dwarf look very mean.

Zark the Damned: Awsome mages!

Zujara: You've done a great job on the Back Orcs, stunning work!

Digital~Punk: Hammerers look great, keep it up!

Saltpappa: You've done a fantasic job on the faces, and the runesmith looks great!

Knighta: Wolf riders banner is very nice. The army is coming on nicely!

Sparks: Lovely job here mate.

Nephilim of Sin: These guys look very mean!

Rkunisch: Swarms! Arrrgh! *Gets dragged down screaming* Nice work mate :)

As for me, i haven't been able to do much last month due to a crazy amount of mock exams I had. But, i am redoing the whole force due to nice little load of new WoC stuff i got! Here is the new scheme for you guys:

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/hellgunboy/Picture004.jpg

I'll have a unit of these guys, some Knights and a Sorcerer this month for your viewing pleasure. I'll get that joker back!!!!!!!

DK

fluffystuff
12-12-2008, 15:33
Well where do I start, I'm a terrible typer so I'll keep it short and sweet for now. Firstly, thanks for everyones comments. Secondly, I joined this forum at the start of the year after being a lurker for a few months. What made me join was the attitude and the friendly nature of everyone on here, especially from people like Harry, who go out of their way to encourage others and give support with little or no thanks. I've never painted a complete unit before I joined the tale and decided to use it as motivation for finally getting off my **** and completing an army. I love seeing everyones armies grow over the months and seeing how people learn new techniques and present different models in a variety of styles.

Well by my standards that's a long post:D now I must comment on other peoples work this month, as I haven't commented since the tale started. Feedback will follow soon.

Danny76
12-12-2008, 16:42
Danny76: Good work on those flaggellents although I think the flames need a little more work, at the moment the champion could just be a bart simpson cosplayer!


I want to add to it, i'm just not sure how to do good flame really :/


@ Danny76 -The unit looks good so far, but I prefer the weathered look of the flail on the right of the 2nd picture - any plans to cary it through the rest of the unit? And maybe some scribbling in the book round the guy’s neck.


Yeah i did that one but was unsure on how it looked.
If thats the case i shall add it throughout the unit.

Weather the clothes a bit, and add a little scripture to them and they'll be good to go :)


@ Danny 76 – fierce! Could do with some dirt around the feet and skirts ;-)



Yeah i'll try and add something like that to it, thanks :)




Danny76: Good work on those crazed guys!


thanks man. I'm loving the chaos warriors, i like the armour and the fur. Is the cape gonna be shaded/washed?

Death Korp
12-12-2008, 17:29
Danny76: the cape has been washed :D May be the photo...

DK

Danny76
12-12-2008, 17:48
or my eyes. the more i look the more i can see it now.

do you have a shot from the back?

Braad
12-12-2008, 17:50
@ Death Korp
Amount of warmachines scary? You haven't even seen all of them...
I got 2 rock lobbers, 2 spear chukka's, 1 doom diver, 1 goblin cannon (DOW cannon with gobbo's) and (if you count them as warmachines) 2 boar chariots, 1 orc big boss in chariot and grom the pounch in his chariot.

I plan to add 2 more goblin chariots, of which 1 will feature in the tale.

Talking about chariots. I just got an order confirmed for shipping, for some conversion parts which will also feature on this model in the tale. These parts come by the name 'roadkill'...
That's all I'm telling right now :D

And someday... far far in the future... I plan to buy a gargantuan squiggoth, and equip it with a squiglobber (more or less a rock lobber, but different ammo) and spear chukka's... That will be my ultimate 'warmachine'!
But first I need some money...

Leonathion
12-12-2008, 20:35
With the new steg to soon be out, you don't need much money ;) Great ideas, love to see some of them real :D

StormCrow
12-12-2008, 22:42
...1 goblin cannon (DOW cannon with gobbo's)

And someday... far far in the future... I plan to buy a gargantuan squiggoth, and equip it with a squiglobber (more or less a rock lobber, but different ammo) and spear chukka's... That will be my ultimate 'warmachine'!
But first I need some money...

Great minds think alike haha.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0640.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0642.jpg

I wrote up a special misfire chart for it but i have since lost it :(

The scary thing is i also want a squiggoth in my orc army, using the chaos mammoth rules. I guess it's every orc player's fantasy.

Nightsword
13-12-2008, 02:06
Nightsword- good man- get stuck in when you get the chance- stick with us- it's worth it! Oh and on the line thing- greenstuff perhaps or what about fine filler? Oh and getting into awkward shapes- take a lolly-pop stick- cut into a suitable shape to fit the contour and then super glue wet and dry paper/abrasive paper to it and away you go.

Thanks for the tips and encouragement silva, will give it a go and see what I come up with.


@Nightsword: Somone stop him leaving! (It's only fair ) On a serious note though, it'll be a shame to lose you, especially to so appalling a thing as uni-work (even worse than schoolwork, as everyone knows you aren't meant to work at Uni )

XD

I'm going to do my best to stay in, if Harry will let me change my mind. And uni-work is a ****** man! Some of us actually get our money's worth, (though tbh, I'd rather spend my time paint brush in hand ;)) Cheers geezer.

@ Nightsword - what is it? (sorry, really can't make it out in the picture). it may be worth having a look at other miniatures & seeing if they have the same 'mold line' & if they don't then ask for an exchange, could be a deficiency in the model. hope you find the motivation to carry on dude.[/quote]

Jonahmaul, it is the head of dorghar, Archaon's steed. AFAIK, there isn't usually a mold line there. It was bought a long time ago too, so I can't exchange, I jsut never notived it before (pretty ridiculours when you think about it!) Lol.


If you have a good knife you might be able to scrape it away, tin is quite soft. GS is always good.

Cheer leo, I tried a knife but to no avail. THat's how I scratched all the paint off lol. It's probably going to have to be GS.

Doi
13-12-2008, 08:09
Doi: More great work from you, my favourite is the goblin with the repeater crossbow (he would be so impressed with that little gizmo!) I just noticed the bagpipe player riding double with a mate of his, quite a hilarious unit you have there!

Which one? By my count there are 3 goblins spread over the two units carrying repeater crossbows :p


Doi- looking forward to seeing that chaos warrior when you get it back from the shop- and no snow bases on your next army? What madness is this? Oh you could look at grasslands-I got some feild grass from woodland scenics recently and Spikedog give me a link to some really cool grass products- in clumps! Might help inspire you for next year.. but on with this one i think..

Next year wont be entirely snowless. My Orks on the 40k side will be snow based. I was thinking something along the lines of grassland too. The Ogres being larger models would allow me to have taller tufts of grass and whatnot too


@ Doi – wow! That’s some massive greenskin cavalry. How many are you aiming for? And thanks for the coment, unfortunately they don’t glow in the dark

I have another 14 wolfriders (one unit) and a unit of 7 riding lions (counting as boar boys) left to go in terms of cavalry. Then two giants and four characters to bring me up to 2000pts. A model count of 60 all up. Which seems small for a goblin army at first glance, but I'm sure other all cavalry army would love to have 60 models!

@ CactusCheff: That's not a bad amount of time considering the results. My own sausage fingers would probably take double that ...

@ Death Korp: Very nice. Can't wait to see the unit all together in that scheme

Well I've gotten my chariot all assembeld today after work. The crew will be done tomorrow. Then it's time for paint!

Doi

Leonathion
13-12-2008, 09:18
Oh my, that's a lot of cavalry indeed. I think empire cav armies could compete with those numbers but otherwise I think you have the advantage. Nice! Should be fun to see them all lined up in the end!

@ Nightsword! OMG you have to stay! I never read the thread that carefully but I love your painting and it would be great to have you on the train. Glad you decided to try it out one more time :)

Nightsword
13-12-2008, 11:29
Well, here’s my comments for the day, apologies in advance to anyone towards the bottom, I went a little insane!

@ Stormcrow: That’s a pretty nice work there, that army is looking very very good. If you wanted, you could highlight the gold with mithril to really make it shine. Works a treat!
@ Silverstu: Varghulf is class; I’m loving the black/grey flesh. Mind if I ask how you did it?
@ GalenArtorius: Some nice looking gobbos!
@ Derv: That hydra looks bad ass man. Really impressive work in that army, though the belly on the hydra does look a little glossy in the group shot.
@ Ego ninja: Good looking force there. I think your sorcerer could use a lighter highlight on the face, just on the very edges to really bring it out. Looks sweet.
@ Spikedog: Nice to see some beasts! The Khorne axe is class, well very executed, and the rust effects are looking good! How did you achieve that?
@ Braad: Get some troops! Seriously though, nice work so far buddy.
@EmperorNorton: The branchwraith has a great autumnal feel to it, nice colour choice. Are you using GW paints and inks?
@ Dino: Bet those look great on the table! Since your doing a lot of gold, I think you need to use the silver highlight I mentioned above on the gold too, or add a little more shading to really make the gold pop. The conversions you’ve put into this so far and pretty nice.
@ EmperorNorton: Fair play for putting up with the bats, but you’ve done a great job on creating a nice unit. I’ll be writing on your log about the lahmian at some stage later.
@ Dino – bot: Spawn is a great kit, isn’t it? Pretty cool.
@ Fluffystuff: Right, that’s it, I’m leaving again… Wow.
@ Chicken Pig: Nice work of the dreadlord, though I think the blade could either use shading or highlighting a little bit more. Nice looking army.
@ SuavelyDunn: Nice looking army.
@ Leonathion: I got a real love for Lizardmen growing at the moment, and you’re doing nothing to help! I’m loving your style. Smoothen out some of the blends, work on the contrast of the metals and I think you could be a major force in miniature painting. Do you use varnish? The base of the hero with the heart and sickle looks a quite glossy.
@ MagosExplorer: Nice work, I love the washes too!
@ MagosExplorer: Good work on Selafyn, the blade could use a little more work in my opinion, the glowing runes especially, doing that on a shiny metallic surface is pretty difficult, so kudos to you for attempting it. Nice eagle, very well done.
@ Joseph Vintila: Wooo, more purple than Samuel L Jackson’s lightsabre and prince combined. Get some basing done fella.
@ Someone2040: Some nice use of the GW kits, good work. Army is looking “class as”.
@ Doi: Mounted goblins! Have you checked out Layne-in-Spayne’s mongob log before? Search for it! That is one classy looking army.
@ Bluesabre: Good work, nice looking army there.
@ Prince Sairion: Ooo, squishy elves. Nicely painted elves too. *Eats*.
@ Danny76: For someone with a razorback as their avatar, you do fantasy pretty well, good stuff.
@ Krzyek: Metallic freehand is horrible to do, so kudos to you, army is looking great.
@ Arduhn: Photos a little dark (like you soul…), but they are dark elves after all. From what I can tell, pretty cool.
@ Mcmullet: Stegadon? Stegadon Helm? Stegadon Spear that cause stegs to do 2D6+1 impact hits? You’re a genius! You should make a tutorial on that howdah, I was here thinking, “well, where did he get that from then?” Nice work.
@ Reik: Love your stuff, and already commented on them in your log. Harry and his base are fab, and the rest looks great too.
@ Zark the Damned: Not a fan of writing the characters name on the base, but the painting is good. Maybe add a little shading to the yellow, and Leopold’s vase could use a highlight IMO.
@ Zujara: Run for your life! If I might make a suggestion, wash some thinned chaos black or badab black into the crevasses, just to shade the metallics, they need to be treated like any other colour too.
@ Digital Punk: Nice basing, nice minis. ‘nuff said.
@ Saltpappa: Wow, these look just great.
@ Knighta: Sweet looking army, it’s growing nicely.
@ Alathir: Great looking models mate, bright and clean looks fantastic.
@ CactusCheff: Nice greenstuffing on them there daemonettes, should look great when painted.
@ Sparks: Gritty feel to your painting, I like it.
@ Nightsword: You’re a disgrace, an absolute disgrace!
@ Nephilim of Sin: Orcs, orcs, orcs… Waaagh! Great looking army.
@ Rkunisch: Bet those swarms were a pain in the a$$, look good though.
@ Mcmullet: He’s on fi-yah! Oh yeah, nice GS work.
@ Death Korp: You’re improving all the time. Belt needs a highlight, and if you wanted to be fussy, try and tidy up the highlights on the boots a little :)
@ Fluffystuff: Never painted a unit before?! But you’re painting is the shizzle! You done like just heroes and display pieces before?
@ StormCrow: Boom! Nice piece.

@ Leonathion: With comments like that, I’ll do my best mate. Means a lot.

Braad
13-12-2008, 12:30
@ Braad: Get some troops! Seriously though, nice work so far buddy.

What ya sayin' boy!

My current WIP:
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh299/Braad-82/boyz.jpg

21 archer gobbo's, 15 boyz, 6 big 'uns and 10 boar boyz. That's like 52 models, of which 10 mounted. Is that enough? I plan at least 15 more cavalry and 10 more infantry for the final army...
Don't expect a completed unit before january though. I'm not that fast...

@ Stormcrow
Cool conversion. Here's mine:

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh299/Braad-82/Warseer/cannon1.jpg

fluffystuff
13-12-2008, 12:52
@ Fluffystuff: Never painted a unit before?! But you’re painting is the shizzle! You done like just heroes and display pieces before?


All I've ever painted before was random models, be them fantasy, 40K or LOTR. The tale has given me the focus to not only paint a complete unit, but a whole army ( and I've been painting on and off for 25 years ).
Great painting everyone, keep up the good work.
My comments will follow soon, I'm just a bit stressed and busy atm. On top of everything, my 5 yr old daughter has just gone and broken her leg on the ice we had on thursday, can my year get any worse?

Harry
13-12-2008, 13:14
oh mate, so sorry to read that. Best wishes for your little girl. Hope she's OK and it's not too bad a break.
(not that there is a good break!)

They fix pretty good when they are young. (if that helps)

All the best.
Harry

EDIT : So encouraging to read that this thread has worked for you the way it has for me.
Also been painting 25 years without painting a unit till I started this nonsence. :D

If It only works that way for a fraction of the folks that sign up it is all worthwhile.

Lord Dan
13-12-2008, 16:24
I do it for the fame and money.

Braad
13-12-2008, 16:39
Me too. Though I still need to find out where to get that money, but just the fame is fine :)
I don't really need encouragement, but it is just a bit more fun to have an actual goal.

Though ofcourse, the only real and ultimate goal is to finish my entire army, which will likely take at least another 4 years...

I forgot in my last post. There will also be 30 more gobbo's...
The grand total will be like 118 models.

Also, about the gargantuan squiggoth... Its not so much a fantasy, but more a destiny. I'm just waiting for the right moment :p Meaning, when I'm ready for it conversion/paintwise. The latter will surely be helped if I manage to stick onto the tale. I promised myself I won't do it until I got everything painted that is still only basecoated in my cupboard.

Leonathion
13-12-2008, 19:07
@ Leonathion: I got a real love for Lizardmen growing at the moment, and youíre doing nothing to help! Iím loving your style. Smoothen out some of the blends, work on the contrast of the metals and I think you could be a major force in miniature painting. Do you use varnish? The base of the hero with the heart and sickle looks a quite glossy.

@ Leonathion: With comments like that, Iíll do my best mate. Means a lot.

1st: Thanks, THAT means a lot :D I do indeed use varnish, or rather, armypainter dipp. They get a very glossy effect that I don't like at all, though my younger brother says it fits the lizardmen, kinda scaly or wet or whatever. I'm doing my best to remedy that shine, but my god, after even five layers of valejo dullcoat, this stuff still shines. I do take pics with a flash, and a pointsource of light always seem to bring that shine forward a bit. I never used to varnish my miniatures, but since I've been painting with dipp, It's impossible not to. Guess i'll dullcoat the whole army with three or four cans when I'm done with everything, but it's such a waste of material to spray it one unit at a time.

2nd: We'll do it together, it'll be fun ;)

Death Korp
13-12-2008, 19:16
Thanks for the comments guys :)

The boots I think will need repainting, a brown colour prehaps?

DK

Nightsword
13-12-2008, 22:25
@ Braadman: Yeh yeh, wateva. My guess is you saw my comment and went down our local GW and bought them to spite me :D Kidding mate. Thats an angry looking cannon!

@ Fluffy: You paint them like you've been doing them forever, it's all so neat and done *right*, you know what I mean. It's look fantastic. Hope your daughter is ok (that ice is a bitch atm, my friend's knee (which she had already broken twice in past years - its been pinned and everything) gave out on it, and it's all swollen again. What's worse is she shot her arm to grab something, and broke her wrist (again :S). Hope things calm down for you.

@ Braad: Checks in the post ;) (Not really :p)

@ Leonathion: Looks like a nice product. So how does it work? You layer the highlights and then dip? Or you basecoat and then dip? Have you tried the GW washes, they shade and leave a Matt finish. You can get an absolute fantastic gold effect with the washes, really really cool (check out my trollforged orc - don't mean to blow my own trumpet, but it came out so much cooler than i thought it wud, it's so reflective!)

I get what your brother is saying about the reptiles, i deliberately washed a skink priests skin gloss varnish before, but didn't like it. Up to you how you go isn't it?

@ Death Korp: I think you should stick with the black, just try and neaten the lines. The lining on the armour you did is very fine and very smooth. You need to transfer that across to the boots thats all. With black, increment the highlights a little bit at a time, adding increasing amounts of grey. You'll get it ;) Brown would stand out too much I think.

Lord Dan
13-12-2008, 22:44
DK: I think the boot itself should stay black, however you should definately think about changing that cloth strap around the top of the boot to an off white or the same tan color you see on the fur. That will help break up the black "jumpsuit" effect you'll run into if you don't change the tone of the black you use.

Dino
14-12-2008, 02:32
@StormCrow: Very nice TK. I love the Tomb Guard models a lot and these look just like they've been around for a long time. Keep up the great work.

@silverstu: I belive I said it before but i'll say it again, it looks great.

@JimJim: Nice spidies.

@derv: Lovly hydra. And I find the familier rather titalating(i'm gonna get kicked of warseer for that aren't I?).

@Ego Ninja: Sorcerer looks really cool.

@Spikedog: Looking really good their. I can only wonder whats to come.

@Braad: Great work on the war machines. Whats next.

@EmporerNorton: What model is the brantchwraith? Looks really cool. Highborn looks great as well. Keep up the great work. Bats and their bases look great. And the VC looks cool as well.

@fluffystuff: Skellies look really cool fluffystuff. Must... ressist..... painting.... VC stuff......!

@Chicken Pig: Nice dark elves. Yet another DE army thats makes me want to drop on of the armies i'm working on them. Keep up the great work. And will we be seeing any Black guard?

@Leonathion: Very cool looking skinks. The army as a whole is looking really great so far. I belive I said how I made the BC in my post.

@Magos Explorator: Nice work on both skaven and HE stuff. Looking at that HE hero makes me want to start elves right now.

@Joseph Vintila: Very nice hero. I wish I hade the Harry the Hammer mini.

@someone2040: Knights look really nice as a unit along with the priest. Swordsmen look great as well. Keep up the great work.

@Doi: Very nice wolf riders. I'm gonna do something like these guys for my CD army. Sad you had to play a joker this month.

@Bluesabre: Looking really great their. Can't wait to see the dreadlord next month.

@Prince Sairion: Nice swordmasters. Again another elven army that makes me want to start them right now.

@Danny76: Flaggellants look pretty good. Pics look a wee bit blurry though.

@Krzyek: Now thats a wizard lord. The horse looks cool.

@McMullet: Nice conversion work man. Can't wait to see how the Carni looks at the end of the month.

@Reik: Is that a chaos dwarf I see? It's very old one(to me), but it looks great. Hounds look really great as well.

@Zark the Damned: Wizards look really great. I like the rright one the most.

@Zujara: Very nice work on the black orcs. Makes me want to paint a unit for my CD army.

@Digital~Punk: The dwarfs look great. Hammerers most of all.

@saltpappa: You have such a lovly dwarf army. I can't wait to see the army shot for them.

@Knighta: Looking really cool. Hope to see some black orcs soon.

@Alathir: The elf characters look great. I like the fluff for the one with the spear. Keep it up.

@sparks: Interesting slayer. Looks really cool. Rangers are looking nice as well.

@Nephilim of Sin: Looking really cool. Will we be seeing Black Orcs soon?

@rkunisch: Nice tomb swarms. Can't wait to see the Ushabti.

And here's a p.i.p. shot of the chaos knights(sorry for the blurry pic).
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture090.jpg
Hope to see you all next month.

Doi
14-12-2008, 03:13
@ Doi: Mounted goblins! Have you checked out Layne-in-Spayne’s mongob log before? Search for it! That is one classy looking army.

I have to admit I hadn't gone back to the thread since it was on like page 3 :p but I went and had another look. Glad I did. It's a fantastic army. Sadly GS work like that is beyond me for now.


@Doi: Very nice wolf riders. I'm gonna do something like these guys for my CD army. Sad you had to play a joker this month.

Not familiar with the CD list, but would they be hobgoblins in your army? Nice job on the Chaos Knights. How did you do the blue armour? Looks like a blue ink/wash over silver?

Doi

Astromarine
14-12-2008, 04:34
so, uh, quick question, can people join midway through the tale? I'd be interested in starting something like this, and I'd rather it be with you guys than just my usual unstructured solo stuff that never goes anywhere. :)

Braad
14-12-2008, 09:37
@ Braadman: Yeh yeh, wateva. My guess is you saw my comment and went down our local GW and bought them to spite me :D Kidding mate. Thats an angry looking cannon!

If only that could be true... what you see there is already days and days of work. I'm really slow at making stuff :)
I actually filled up all holes and lines on the boars with greenstuff, and stuff like that.

@ Dino
What's next? Check higher up that page :)
Thanks for the comment.
And everyone else too, ofcourse!

silverstu
14-12-2008, 10:54
so, uh, quick question, can people join midway through the tale? I'd be interested in starting something like this, and I'd rather it be with you guys than just my usual unstructured solo stuff that never goes anywhere. :)

Possibly- it's up to harry but i think if you use 2 jokers and post 400 points you would be up to date with the rest of us.- or 600 points at the end of december. It's a big ask but you'd be playing catch up i'm afraid. On the plus side it is a great way to get an army done- lots of support and something to aim for every month and you'd be more than welcome. If you are still keen check with Harry.;)

silverstu
14-12-2008, 13:14
Right I think I've managed to comment on everyones work so far- head is now MELTED!! here we go-



@Stormcrow- love the tombguard and the archers, the tombguard champ is especially great- love how the whole army is shaping up[the giant makes a great focal point- great job there too- I missed commenting on him before apologies].

@Galen- too bad with real life stuff- hope itís nothing too bad/stressfull Ė looking forward to seeing more or your excellent painting next month.

@Jimjim- elctris blue spiders! Brilliant colours there mate and the contrast with the bone works really well.

@derv- brilliant work on the hydra- I really like that model and youíve done a great job on it. The little familiar is a nice touch- I had thought of getting that model myself- sits well beside your sorceress.

@Ego Ninja- nice work on the sorcerer Ė great model and well done Ė the army is shaping up nicely.

@Spikey-Iíve said it before- love your work on the beasts- the bases, the fur and nice touches on the contrasting colours make them really great compositions- and those are mighty BIG axes! Love how the standard turned out- thatís going to be some army when you get them all finished. Top stuff as always mate.

@Braad- really love all the effort you put into the scenic bases for the rock lobbas-nice painting on the model but the bases really add so much to the army in terms of atmosphere and character[itís something Iím wanting to work on myself]. Love the squig powering the winch! Brilliant.

@EmperorNorton- love the branchwraith- great model Ė has lot of character- the highborn is looking promising- persivere with it mate- Iím sure itíll turn out to be a stunning centre piece for your army- looking good already. LOVE the fell bats- brilliant work mate- loads of atmosphere and the bases are awesome- love the little bats, the dynamism youíve added to the fell bats[those wings are a bugger to bend- well done!] and I love the use of the pillars. I hope my bats turn out as well as these. And the lady vamp- very saucy! Lovely reds there- really nice clean clours and subtle shading, I really like the smeer of blood across her lips. Wonderful stuff mate, Iím really looking forward to your next batch mate.

@Dino- SOOO impressed with your chaos dwarfs- the cunning conversions and the great painting- flippiní brilliant mate and the bull centaurs are fantastic. I love the use of the beastmen- the look so feral but still fit perfectly with the rest of the dwarfs. Really great looking army- keep up all the hard work- it is well worth it.
Love the spawn Ė especially the bird one- very dynamic and the blues are very vivid- the WOC army is coming together very nicely[canít believe you are managing to do them as well as your chaos dwarfs- very industrius!]


@Fluffystuff- you never fail to impress mate Ė yet another wonderfully painted unit of skellies-great colours, lovely tones and great basing. Really love the reds and the rust effect on the armour and lovely work on the bronze too. As always Iím looking forward to seeing more of these army as the tale progresses- I canít believe youíve never painted up a full unit before! Hope your wee girl is doing better- breaking anything is never any fun.

@Chicken Pig- love the master- nice touches there and I love what youíve done with the warriors and the dark riders- nice combination of elf bits- they look suitably dark elven Ė nice to see the warriors done so well. Army is looking great!

@SuavelyDunn- lovely VC- thatís quite a horde already! I love the red/back cheque design- very visually strong. I know what you mean- Nov/Dec are tricky months for too- hope you get something done and stick wit us- the army is looking very impressive- but you are well ahead already- I have some catching up to do!!

@Leonathion-I LOVE the blue feshtone you have there- really strong and vivid and yet quite realistic at the same time. The characters look great- lots of nice touches- the bone/ the gold and the basing is very impressive. The army is looking great- keep it up mate!

@CactusCheff- looking forward to seeing your deamonettes[although since Iím so late posting comments Iím sure Iíll see them soon enough!

@Magos Explorator- I love those old skaven models- real classics with loads of character- and very nicely painted- youíve done a great job- looking forward to seeing more rats soon! Very nice job on the highelf hero and great eagle- the muted colours are looking good and suits the theme. Looking forward to seeing more.

@FatOlaf- sad you have to leave the tale mate- I was loving your lizzies[Iíll still be checking out your VC though- so no slacking!]

@Joseph Vintila- very purple! Looks good- with regards basing- hmm tricky- you want something to set off the purple- deep red earth maybe or a dark green perhaps- or a combination. Itís tricky with such a strong colour scheme-looking forward to seeing what you do.

@someone2040- the witch hunters are looking great mate- the green/white scheme is very striking and I love the cobble bases- very unique- looking forward to more instalments [and get those horses based!].

@Lord Dan- too bad mate- I look forward to seeing your corsairs next month though[no excuses!]

@Doi- Doi, Doi, Doi- what can I say yet MORE wonderful mounted gobboís Ė brilliant as always- the crossbow pistols add great variety and extra dynamism to the units- added mayhem! Very goblin-ey ! And the snow bases are great as always- unbelievable that you have apinted way more than me- they are all mounted and youíve had to post a joker!!! The army is looking brilliant- very impressive Ė just to stir it up a bit- were are the lions??? [Heheheheehee- only joking mate- looking forward to youíre next batch].

@Dead orc- unlucky with the jokering- hope to see your stuff next month- stick with us!

@Bluesabre- really nice painting there mate- good clean colours and really well based Ė really like the blue scheme- works very well with the gold. The army is looking very impressive already- keep it up!

@Prince Sairion- Sword masters are looking good- the red/orange scheme is going really for you and nice touches on the bases. Great stuff Ė keep it up.

@Danny76-they look good- I think as you say some more layers of washes would set them off perfectly- I always use a few until I get the contrast I want- be sure to concentrate on the creases/recesses so keep your highlights. Good work- nice to see you progressing so well- keep it up mate.

@Krzyek- well the wip pic gave me quite a scare but that is some progression! Really nice tones and rich colours- the face is great and I love the way the gold armour turned out and the horseís flesh is great too. Very good work there- keep it up.

@Jim Reaper- persevere mate- Itís a pain when schemes donít work out- Iíve had to do a few reworks myself- hope to see your post next month.

@McMullet- as ever you spoils us with yet more great painting- I loved the model without the howdah- but that is some addition- brilliant conversion work and as ever your painting skills match up to that- brilliant model- stegadon on the charge- very inspiring. Looking forward to your next visual treat for us!

@Niibl- oo too bad with the electrics- hope you get them sorted ok[and donít get fried!] looking forward to seeing your efforts when you get the time and light to paint again.[oh and I think you might be right- the consistency may have been a bit wrong- too much like icing sugar- Iíll try and get him repowdered soon- thanks for the tip!]

@Reik- brilliant to see that classic chaos dwarf mini- lovely figure and youíve done a great job on him. The hounds look ace- and the basing really sets them off. The Wip pic is looking promising too. Can I ask a favour Ė Iíd really like to see the army in all itís glory- maybe less squished up? Only because they look great. Very impressive work mate Ė keep it up.

@Death Korp- bad luck on having to joker- hope to see your stuff next month.

@Zark the Damned- nice wizards- light and shadow huh? Good combination- they sit well together- looking forward to the next instalment.

@Frgt/10- totally understandable- I hope your mother gets better soon- somethings are more important- hope things improve and we get to see you next month- regardless all the best with thigs.

@Darnok- happens to the best of us- hope your enthusiasm comes back soon and you are back posting with the rest of us.

@Zujara-Nice blackorcs- thatís a lot of armoured orc[although as a dwarf player I find the standard in poor taste!] The army is looking good- quite a size already! Keep up the good work.

@Digital~Punk- great work on the dwarfs- lovely beards- I really love the gold on the thunderer musician and the glowing green on the standard- really lovely tonality there Ė very effective. The hammerers look great too Ėagain god work on the beards[a dwarf essential in painting terms] and again nice lighting effect on the standard. Looking forward to next months instalment and donít forget an army shot- Iíd love to see how your army is coming together now.

@nathonicus- unlucky with the joker- although you seem to have been having a pretty fun time! Looking forward to seeing your December post.


@saltpappa- lovely to see the classic models appear and in such rich colours too- simply gorgeous painting there mate[a bit of an odd thing to say about dwarfs but it seems like the best description]. Very impressive work there mate- the runesmiths cloak is a particular standout moment. Donít forget an army shot next month as Iíd really love to see the whole army so far. Great stuff and keep up!

@Knighta- lovely looking gobboís Ė thatís quite a batch of wolves you got through there!the horde is developing very nicely isnít it- I love the colourfull squigs contrasting the rest of the horde- great stuff mate- keep piling ahead with it.

@Alathir-those are some the nicest highelevs I seen painted Ė great work on the white and red scheme- and great fluff too- breathes a lot of life into an army. Looking forward to the next instalment.

@Almindale- sorry to hear you are leaving us- hope you will pop back in and say hello- Iíll keep an eye out for your work on the boards.

@Castuscheff[again!] Wip stuff looks great- I like the additional hair added to the plastic daemonettes- adds a lot and the painted ones are looking great Ė the filler sounds fun- looking forward to seeing these guys completed.

@Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull- shame about the joker- looking forward to seeing your 400 points at the end month though- youíve promised!!

@Sparks- lovely dwarfs mate- great work on the slayer conversion[I didnít even think it was a conversion at first!] I like rangers and the tester models look promising- good luck getting everything done for the next instalment- hope you get that joker back!!

@Nightsword- I know Iíve said earlier but I hope you stcik around one way or another- great to have your input on the tale and Iíd hate to see you leave.

@Nephilim of Sin- I love those orcs- the white skull face paint works really, really well and fair play to you for having the tenacity to paint it on every model- I think I would have lost the will to live!!! Looking great- keep it up- loving seeing your army expand.

@rkunisch- nice swarms- I really like the blue/black- very effective and reminds me of the scarab beetles from the mummy. They sit very well on their sand bases. Looking forward to seeing the Ushabti next month- stick with it and Iím sure the army is looking great already- Iím looking forward to seeing it develop.


Apologies if i've missed anyone, misspelled anything or made no sense at all... I'll try and reply to everyones comments soon and get some wip pics up of my own.
Great work everyone kepp it up and lets see those WIP pics.

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
14-12-2008, 16:05
@stormcrow&braad, well I also want a squiqoth.But my first goal was to reach the 10 000pts mark which I passes quite a long time ago:p

Greetz
G

Leonathion
14-12-2008, 20:34
Looks like a nice product. So how does it work? You layer the highlights and then dip? Or you basecoat and then dip? Have you tried the GW washes, they shade and leave a Matt finish. You can get an absolute fantastic gold effect with the washes, really really cool (check out my trollforged orc - don't mean to blow my own trumpet, but it came out so much cooler than i thought it wud, it's so reflective!)

I get what your brother is saying about the reptiles, i deliberately washed a skink priests skin gloss varnish before, but didn't like it. Up to you how you go isn't it?

Yeah I layer the highlights, then laststly I "wash" the models with the dipp. I have tried the GW washes and I love them, but frankly I think the effect is even enhanced by the dipp. If you look at my saurus youll se what wash (asurmen blue) + dipp does. I have 48 other saurus lined up for painting right now (thats right, 24 x 2 with spears ;)) and they'll get the same treatment. With the lighter skinks and characters, I drybrushed/highlighted the models after the was, and that was a mistake and waste of time, I don't think the detail on the skink skirmishers show half as much as the saurus, so henceforth, just wash+dipp, I'll get long enough on that.

What washes do you use for gold? I'm not entirely satisfied, my gold is so simple, just gold paint realy :) Might try something fancy for my centerpieces (slann, carno, stegadonS)

Your indeed right that it's my decition, he doesn't spend the money ;) nor paints his own models :P

@ Silverstu - thanks a lot! I'll keep it up ;)

Doi
14-12-2008, 21:01
Right I think I've managed to comment on everyones work so far- head is now MELTED!! here we go-

@Doi- Doi, Doi, Doi- what can I say yet MORE wonderful mounted gobboís Ė brilliant as always- the crossbow pistols add great variety and extra dynamism to the units- added mayhem! Very goblin-ey ! And the snow bases are great as always- unbelievable that you have apinted way more than me- they are all mounted and youíve had to post a joker!!! The army is looking brilliant- very impressive Ė just to stir it up a bit- were are the lions??? [Heheheheehee- only joking mate- looking forward to youíre next batch].

*offers cup to hold melted head*
Thanks for the wonderful comment. Yeah it amazed me too that I had to joker (well sort of, I expected it with two half months of painting, but not with the amount of models) but I only have two months with more than 2 models to paint. One of which is the lions, the status on which is that I know have 4 of them (got two more from teh HE chariot my shaman for this month is riding). So still a couple to go before I start the unit!


@stormcrow&braad, well I also want a squiqoth.But my first goal was to reach the 10 000pts mark which I passes quite a long time ago:p

Greetz
G

Does that mean you'll be in this Tale for another 4 years? :p


Well I just got my year 12 results today. An ENTER score of 91.85! :D:D That's nearly the top 8% of the 56,000 people doing year 12 in my state this year! Nothing can ruin my day now (though the hour and a half trying to get them on the overlaoded server nearly did). Off to play my local store owner's VC army now, couldn't care less now if I got massacred , and I probably will!

Doi

Leonathion
14-12-2008, 21:11
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/closetobase.jpg

Just got so inspired by everyones posting. I'm a couple of months ahead due to a slacker course in school, but I'd thought I show you what I'm up to, now these babies will be assembled and primed before xmas, but I still have a bit to go. The assembled saurus are "blessed by Quetzl", the lizardmen protector god and god of war. They carry a standard with his symbol (as close as I could get, the symbol is actualy just a barbed blade, or club, but I thought this might look better). It's a fairly simple conversion made from weapons, skulls and some oldschool banner stuff. In the fluff, the Quetzl saurus spur all kinds of spines and spikes, but since I didn't want to add extra spikes to 24 saurus, I just added shoulder plates, they all have them now. This will make the unit look warriorish and elite I believe, especially with some torqouise and gold on there.

The bases shown below is for my saurus unit blessed by Tzunki. Another very converty unit. The saurus will have spines on the back cut off and be a lot more sleek and dextrious. Their shields will look like turleshells and they will be swimming (the ones in the back) and crawling over the edge. The front will be a beach. The rise is the edge of the spawning pool. In the middle I'll try to pose the champion jumping from the stonewall with spear like an harpoon. I'll start on them tomorrow, might show some more pics after a while.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/hollowbase.jpg

I actually carved the bases down in the middle and filled it with wood glue (glue used for woodwork and stuff, swedes know it by the name of "tršlim" ;P). GSd the edges of the pool and added the paving. Eventually I was going to engrave the lines painted in the with stuff, but my dremmel broke :'''( so I don't know what to do. Knife doesn't realy do well.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/saurusbase.jpg

The other bases then (beneath the posed saurus). I never took a good picture of it but I actually greenstuffed the whole painted skeleton from scratch, and it looks really good. It's going to be a classic dino fossil, I figured it would give the bases a cool look. Paleontology+aztecs=rock! I'll try to take detailed pics of it when it's painted. The lines in the paving are engraved, I managed to do it before my dremmel died. OK, so what do you guys think, Oh and I have a design question! I don't know what colour to paint the spears in. I'm thinking about white, because black is so dull and maintstream, I think it's going to look awesome with the dipp (white usually looks great dipped).

Keep it up you guys, thanks for paying attention!


Oh and thanks everyone for the latest comments! Melted heads and all, naaaw....

fluffystuff
14-12-2008, 22:27
What washes do you use for gold? I'm not entirely satisfied, my gold is so simple, just gold paint realy :) Might try something fancy for my centerpieces (slann, carno, stegadonS)




Personally I use a Gryphon Sepia wash with gold, with a shining gold base and mix in a tiny amount of mithril silver for highlights.

Kaine
14-12-2008, 22:36
Joke for me this month (but i do now finally have the model i've been waiting for so next month should be good :) )

Nightsword
14-12-2008, 22:38
I went a little nuts with my gold. I saw a guide where 'eavy metal washes there gold either with thinned purple or green, so I did both but with the actual washes, washing a shining gold (or shining gold/scorched brown base like on Crom) with leviathan purple, and then thraka green when dry. Then you apply thinned shining gold over the top (like a glaze) to give it it's metallic sparkle back, adn then you highlight burnished gold on the upper edges, and then mithril silver as the very finest highlights. I tell ya, it really shines. Sounds complex, but the result was worth it. (Incidently, the orc's metallic boltgun base was washes baal red, thraka green and lev. purple before being glazed and highlighted the same way).

@ Silverstu: Thanks mate :)

silverstu
14-12-2008, 23:10
@Leonathion- been a tad busy have we?? These new units sound fantastic- thats a lot of work going into the models- not too mention the unit bases> very impressive stuff mate- can't wait to see how they develop. The white spears sound good[i'd go for bone- the off white look but i'm guessing your dip will have the same effect].

@Doi- no probs mate- glad to hear the lions are coming along- I'm going to have to pick up the pace to catch up with the model count. Nice going on your results! How did the game go vs the VC? Much of a massacre and are you still floating on your academical brilliance?? Well done again mate. ;)

@Nightsword- that gold recipe sounds nuts- effective -but nuts- must give it a go sometime!

@Kaine- what will you be showing us then? Do tell- or show us a WIP soon- looking forward to it.

I have managed to get a few more reaper ladies- including a possibility for my main vampire. For now I'm working on wolves and bats- expect WIP picks soon- got nothing done today- still scooping my head up after all the comments...

Fenix Felder
15-12-2008, 04:25
Sorry i had to joker this month too, i had an accident while climbing, and wasn't able to paint for the last two months.

@HARRY: i have two months worth of dwarfs and two jokers , counting this. i quit the vampiere counts.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/andcafu/DSC00234.jpg

Comments!



@Storm Crow:
Wow great TK, really nice, I love the color scheme, and the bone is pretty well done, keep it up!!

@Silverstu:
awesome, as always, I love the colors you used on that vargulf, it’s one of the best I’ve seen so far.

@Jimjim:
cool greenskins, I especially like the way the spiders came out, really nice keep it up!

@Derv:
I really like the skin on your hydra, great work!!! may I suggest a wash tough? , I believe it would look outstanding with a bit more shading.

@Ego Ninja: Nice , I really like your work, your sorcerer is great !! Keep em coming!

@Spikedog: Wow those minos are looking awesome as always, I like the bases, and the way you painted the banner is great!!

@Braad: Those Rock lobbers are ace!! I love the conversion work you did on those!! Simply awesome!!

@Emperor Norton: That Branchwraith is great, what mini is that? The base is awesome, great stuff! The fell bats are pure class, I love the basing.

@Dino: your stuff is great; love the conversion work, I’m really eager to see your finished army!!! I really liked the bull centaurs.

@Fluffystuff : your work is simply awesome! I love it!!

@Chiken pig: your stuff is great, really looks nice as a whole, you’ve got a really good looking army, keep em coming!!

@Suavely Dunn: I especially like those fat ghouls, they are nicely painted and are vey characterful.

@Leonation: your skins are great!! I really like the way the army looks altogether, keep up the

@Magos Explorator: I’m not a fan of skaven, but your minis might change that, that eagle is ace! Really well painted. Great work mate, keep it up!!

@Joseph Vintila: A different color palet than the one usually seen on chaos , I like it, specially the purple on Harry’s armor, great work keep it up!

@Someone2040: I like the idea behind your army, your miniatures are very characterful, and your army looks awesome so far , great work!

@Doi: wow so many gobbos!! Nice work as always, I like the detail of the DE handbows on the gobos, it’s a nice touch.

@BlueSabre: I like your color scheme; it works so well with those dark elves, keep up the great work!!

@Prince Sairion: nice, love the red-orange, on the clothes of the swordmasters.

@Danny76: great job, love those minis!! Keep up the good work!

@Krzyek: Great work, my favorite is your volands venators!

@Mcmullet. At least!! I was so eager to see that model finished, and it was well worth it!! Its awesome!!!

@Reik: That pulper is so nice!! Really great job!! Keep it up!

@Zark the Dammned: good job!! Leopold is my favorite, good painting.

@Zujara: nice green skins!

@Digital Punk: wooo! team dwarfs FTW awesome work mate!!, as always your dwarfs are pure class! Keep up the good work!

@Saltpappa: Go Team Dwarfs!!! Wow your painting is awesome!! Really nice and clean, my favorite is the runesmith, its beard is beautiful, how did you painted it??!! I must know

@Alathir: your highelves are very nice! , the color scheme is great, I’m eager to see this army all finished!

@Sparks: another fellow dwarf! Go team dwarfs! I love your slayer how did you make it?

@Nephilim of sin: I’ll say it again, I really like your orcs, pure class! Keep the good work!

@Rkunish: Good job! Are those GW?, they are creepy!good job!

Apologies if i missed someone!, everyone is doing an outstading job! keep it up!!

Lord Dan
15-12-2008, 04:45
Good lord, Fenix. Your models look great from a distance, too.

Digital~Punk
15-12-2008, 05:15
Great to see every one moving along so nicely keep the Wips comming. Sadly there will be no Wips from me this month though. :(No more dwarfs to paint till after xmas. Rest assured though i will be keeping the work going though, ive got some presents to paint and back to the stunties. Well finally got around to some comments so here we go.:D

@StormCrow:Nice work,i like the purple.

@silverstu:fantastic work, the attention to detail is amazing. I really love the frosty eyes cant wait to see more.

@jimjim:Nice gobbos,i really like the colour scheme.

@derv:great looking hydra, i espically like the lash marks.

@Ego Ninja:The Sorcerer works great with the armys colour scheme.

@spikedog:Once again great work,i love the aggressiveness in your army.

@Braad:amazing work, i was looking forward to seeing these guys all done and you have not dissappointed.I love the posing as well.

@EmperorNorton:very nice, i really like the dragon.Those bats and vamp are looking good as well.

@Dino:Great conversion work, the army is really taking shape now. For your Chaos spawn wow what a bold colour choice, you have really pulled it off.

@fluffystuff:What a great looking army, i love the coherency and detail.

@Chicken Pig:You have really brought some life to those models. I love a unique army.

@Leonathion:Truly amazing work on these guys,i love the heart in the skinks hand.

@MangosExplorator:Nice work, i really like the engineer. The noble and eagle very detailed work as well.

@Josehp Vintila:Your army is comming along very nicely, cant wait to see more.

@someone2040:Great work on the swordsman, and i really like the mounted standerd.

@Doi:Those wolf riders look great, i really like the wolf with the two gobos very gobblinish.:p

@Bluesaber: looks great,pics a bit bright though.

@Danny76: Nice looking unit, very menacing.

@Krzyek:Truly great work, i love the creativity in your style.

@McMullet:I must say, conversions are truly my favorite part of this hobby.There is nothing more inspiring than the uniqueness of ones army.Fantastic work i cant wait to see more.

@Reik:Very nice work, keep it comming.

@Zujara:Just amazing work, I must say your standard is outstanding. Although there will be retribution.
(makes note in the Big book)

@saltpappa:Great renforcements! Really smooth work, great colour schemes, well done! Keep them comming.

@Alathir:really great work, you have done a great job with a tough colour scheme.

@sparks:Yay more dwarfs. I love the slayer he has that fat muscle kinda look, not a better beer bellied dwarf specimen could there be.

@Nephilimofsin:Nice work, i love the muted tones and the warpaint.

@Fenix Felder:Sorry to hear about ur fall, the army looks great though. Now time to get some colour on those grey guys!


And thanks to all who commented on my work it really keeps me going,I cant wait to show you guys what i have planned. Keep up all the great work everyone.:cool:

Chicken Pig
15-12-2008, 05:41
I have been slack, so onto the comments:

Stormcrow: Your army grows apace. i have a soft spot for Tk and I love these.

Silverstu: Amazing and unique take on a Vargulf, the base is the cherry on top of the cake.

JimJim: Top colour scheme on the spiders, really good looking unit.

Derv: Crikey, great job on the Hydra, makes me want to add one to my army now. The army as a whole is looking very impressive already.

Ego Ninja: The sorcerer fits in really well with the rest of your army, they are a fearsome prospect already.

Spikedog: Jw-dropping, love the earthly tones and the weapon conversions. Brutal and beautiful at once.

Braad: Rock lober-tastic! Great to see the different modelling for the two as well, really gives life to your orctillery.

EmperorNorton: The Branchwraith is great, really fits in with your army nd captures the dream like quailties of the Wood Elves. The deragon is coming alond well too, that thing must be a bugger to hold and paint. Keep it up, you are doing great.
Love your vamp too, reminds me of the missus.

Dino: I could never take on a task like yours, the Chaos Dwarves make me reminisce of when I first got into fantasy and they were the new army on the block. Please say you will do a Bull centaur or Llammasu. Top conversions and painting.
As for your WOC you should ally them with Ego Ninja. Looking great.

Fluffystuff. I would kill for painting skill like yours.

SuavelyDunn: Such a great scheme, makes foir a stong and consistant force.

Leonathion. Excellent, you have bought those skinks to life. Hope you paint the new Stegadon in later months.

Magos Explorator: Great Models, you have given them all the paintjob they deserve. Love Selafyn especially.

Joseph Vintila: Great to have you back, hope you are near full recovery. The purple armour is especially striking and well done.

Someone2040: Great theme and scheme, the swrodsmen look extra choppy.

Doi:One hell of a horde already. the bases really add something as well. Avance!

Blusabre: Joint with Derv for the best Druchii army. Simply classic, crisp and prefectly executed minis.

Prince Sairion: Top swordmasters, the red is especially striking.

Danny76: A rabble just as flagellents should be. You have the earthly tones to a tee.

Krzyek: Bonkers barding there, really dig what you have done with the ice queen there.

Arduhn: Adore the classic corsairs, best of luck finishing them.

McMullet-so much movement, so much colour, love it. The Howdah is especially well done.

Reik: Excellent stuff, a classic WOC army full of variety.

Zark the Damned. Nicodemus stands the test of time, like your choic of gear on Leopold too.

Zujara: Brutal Blorks, escpecially like the job on the mangled dwarf, really draws your eye to the unit.

Digital Punk-wow, somebody made the bfsp thunderers look good!

Slatpappa. Crisp, clean and well executed dwarfs.

Knighta: Great stuff, so consistant throughout the force.

Alathir-Excellent background and painting. Baralei looks especially regal and obnoxious!

sparks. Top conversion on the slayer, the rangers look suitably hardy too.

Nephilim of Sin: Great Orcs, the skull face paint is exceptional. Keep it up, you have done 2 solid blocks of infantry, maybe now reward yourself by painting some of the fun stuff that O and G excel at (see Doi and knighat's armies for examples).

Rkunisch-gribbly bases. Cannot wait to see some chariots from you.

And thank you one and all for the kind comments. This months sees some Corsairs, more dark riders and a sorceress (if I can spell it correctly).

Doi
15-12-2008, 06:10
@Doi- no probs mate- glad to hear the lions are coming along- I'm going to have to pick up the pace to catch up with the model count. Nice going on your results! How did the game go vs the VC? Much of a massacre and are you still floating on your academical brilliance?? Well done again mate.

Floating? I'm soaring! I just have to ignore a mate of mine who got 99.20 (inside top 1%) :p. The game against the VC was great actually. As opposed to the massacre I was expecting to recieve I pulled a solid victory out of nowhere. Possibly my second victory with the Druchii in a year and a bit! If you looked at the table at games end you would have thought I could at most have gotten away with a draw but when things got added up it was that unbelieveable that we actually checked the maths three times. Had there been a turn 7 it would have been an entirely different story. But we both had luck all over the place so it was a great game none the less.


Sorry i had to joker this month too, i had an accident while climbing, and wasn't able to paint for the last two months.


@Doi: wow so many gobbos!! Nice work as always, I like the detail of the DE handbows on the gobos, itís a nice touch.

Thanks for the comment. What did you manage to do to yourself to prevent you from painting? Sounds at least somewhat serious.


@Doi:Those wolf riders look great, i really like the wolf with the two gobos very gobblinish.

Thanks for the nice comment. I've got all of the wolves with dual riders in there to give the army more of the hoardish look that you get with goblin infantry and I think it does the trick.


@ Leonation: Wow, thats a lot of effort going into those bases! Looks like it is well worth the effort though. Can't wait to see the converted units up close.


Doi

Math Mathonwy
15-12-2008, 06:42
Has anyone else had huge problems logging on into Warseer lately? It has been giving me "page not found" on the logon. Anyway, now I'm logged on, but I have to regretfully dole up a joker this month (or last month, more like). Even though I only needed like two hours more work on the project to get it ready, real life just hasn't given me those two hours these last two weeks. On the plus side I might have secured a living for the rest of my life if things go to plan :)

But anyway:
http://data1.blog.de/blog/k/kalpeakatsastaja/img/Jokerit.jpg

silverstu
15-12-2008, 10:14
@Math Mathonwy- yeah I think there was a fair bit of difficulty logging on for a while there -seems fixed now though. Too bad on the joker front but it sounds like you where doing something very worthwhile - hope it works out for you. Looking forward to seeing your completed project at the end of the month.

@Doi- nice one! The dice seem to be rolling very well for you these days- both on the table and off it!

@Chicken Pig- thanks -glad you like him- I was quite chuffed how he turned out- think he is going to set the tone for the rest of the army. Have a few little bits to add to the base too.

@Digital~punk- cheers mate- glad you liked him- and you think the eyes work? I wasn't too sure- I have them red at the mo'- might change them back..

@Fenix- thanks for the comment- thought you'd been a bit quiet- hope the accident wasn't too serious- I can imagine several nasty things happening- you ok now? looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic dwarfs when you get back to painting.

edit: here is the state of my wolves at the moment-still WIP

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee1/silverstu_photos/DSCN3031.jpg

the whole beastie gang at the moment-

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee1/silverstu_photos/DSCN3034.jpg

There will be 10 winter wolves and 6 fell bats with a bit of luck.

Doi
15-12-2008, 11:18
@Doi- nice one! The dice seem to be rolling very well for you these days- both on the table and off it!

It's about time the dice started working in my favour when I played fantasy, too bad we both had luck all over the place all game :p. I have such horrendous luck with my DE it isn't funny (well not for me :p). I mean during the Nemesis Crown campaign I was failling 9/10 leadership tests on Ld8+!! At least the army wide hatred with the new book somewhat eleviates my fluffed CC attacks on vital charges.

Now I have to know how you painted the bone colour on the wolves. Looks absolutely stunning. A nice aged and weathered look to it. I'm thinking several Gryphonne Sepia washes over Bleached Bone but that is only a guess.

Doi

silverstu
15-12-2008, 11:33
Now I have to know how you painted the bone colour on the wolves. Looks absolutely stunning. A nice aged and weathered look to it. I'm thinking several Gryphonne Sepia washes over Bleached Bone but that is only a guess.

Doi

Dice karma always evens out..eventually:p

On the bone- yeah sepia over bone, devlan mud in the deeper recesses and then retouched with bone and white- but the washes are the main component. The sepia all over, devlan mud more selectively added- thats what gives it the aged look I think.

Braad
15-12-2008, 12:08
@Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
Actually, I've been improving my homemade (based on warmammoth) rules for my wannabe squiggoth yesterday. I think they are finished now, but I'll be posting them somewhere around here to ask people to check them.
My plan for 2009 is quite simple right now:
1- finish study
2- find job
3- buy house
4- finish ToFP
5- buy squiggoth
I should be able to fulfill these steps before the end of next year...

Magos Explorator
15-12-2008, 16:35
@Magos Explorator: Iím not a fan of skaven, but your minis might change that, that eagle is ace! Really well painted. Great work mate, keep it up!!


Thanks; those old miniatures are the reason I fell in love with Skaven. Wish the current Clanrats in particular were like the old guys! I hope your climbing injury isn't too severe.

@Silverstu: That's a really great shade of blue-white going on there; mixes well with the grey and bone. Kudos!

Jonahmaul
15-12-2008, 19:17
@ Death Korp - looking forward to seeing your stuff

@ fluffystuff - i'm glad we've managed to motivate you into doing more painting as your stuff is awesome & i love seeing it on both Tales. Sorry to hear about your daughter dude, that's rough

@ braad - looking forward to seeing what you've got in store for your chariot & definately looking forward to seeing what you can come up with for your squiggoth. cool cannon too

@ stormcrow - also a cool cannon!

@ Doi - hurrah, two Giants, that should be a compulsory choice in goblin armies! Congratulations on the results, not sure exactly how your funny scoring system works down under but sounds impressive!!!

@ Dino - looking good, looking forward to seeing them in all their glory

@ Leoniathon - very cool looking bases & they'll make mightily impressive units. your stuff is gorgeous but the way you describe it makes it sound so easy to paint!

@ Fenix - sorry to hear about the accident dude, hope you can get back to painting soon

@ silverstu - those wolves are looking really good so far, really like the style that you went for with the Varghulf & it carries over into those Wolves excellently

@ Braad - that's quite a plan for one year!!

I know it's halway through the month but i've finally finished my terradons. I'm not going to post pictures until I've finished my DE stuff though (which is 5 shades). I'm working nights at the moment which is messing with my sleep patterns but last night tonight so I hope to have pictures of everything completed by thursday at the latest. I'm going to just paint a character for my DE's then for this month so that I can get back on track to posting at the beginning of the month.

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
15-12-2008, 20:06
@Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
Actually, I've been improving my homemade (based on warmammoth) rules for my wannabe squiggoth yesterday. I think they are finished now, but I'll be posting them somewhere around here to ask people to check them.
My plan for 2009 is quite simple right now:
1- finish study
2- find job
3- buy house
4- finish ToFP
5- buy squiggoth
I should be able to fulfill these steps before the end of next year...

Good luck with reaching your goal:)

Greetz

saltpappa
15-12-2008, 20:17
Thanks for all the comments!

Unfortunately I donīt have time to comment on all of your work (have to get back to the brushes). All of you have done an amazing work...
December is going to be hell paintwise with christmas and all but I hope to at least get something painted to next month.

Doi: The white beard was painted with a base of astronomicon grey, washed with thinned out badab black. Washed more with badab in the deepest recesses. Touched up with astronomicon grey. Highlighted with fortress grey, adding skull white to the mix for more highlights.

Alathir: The faces are painted with Tallarn flesh as a base. Wash with ogryn flesh. Highlight with Dwarf flesh, 50/50 dwarf flesh and elf flesh and finally pure elf flesh. I paint the faces with very thinned out paint and rather doing several layers.

Fenix Felder: The Runesmiths beard is painted macharius orange, washed with devlan mud in the deepest recesses, washed all over with ogryn flesh. Highlighted with fiery orange. Highlighted more with fiery orange mixed with golden yellow. Add more yellow to the mix then washed two times with gryphonne sepia.

See you all in a month...

Arduhn
15-12-2008, 21:12
Hey all, thanks for the comments and words of encouragement. All the stuff on here for this month looks great, and I want to commend all of you who have stuck with it and are still going strong.

To the others, like me, who have been slacking. Keep with it guys, you'll be so happy at the end when you have a fully painted, 2000+ pt army.

As for the comments earlier about why people are dropping like flies, I think for me, my lack of gung-ho spirit is a result of a combination of things. Mostly it was real life stuff getting in the way, but if you really want to paint, and keep motivated, most stuff won't stop you, and certainly the things that are getting in the way for me would mean next to nothing if I could just get motivated to devote some time to painting.

I think Harry made a really good point with his comparison of the tale to a small, great restaurant that suddenly gets a whole bunch of new customers. It's hard to keep track of all the posts, let alone even notice if someone is mia, or comment on a joker. Words of encouragement might start to sound insincere by the 4th or 5th guy if you post the same thing, and posting seperate, specific things to each one becomes harder the more people that are on here. Nobody is really to blame for it, certainly not you Harry, your plog is what inspired me to get back into painting and made me want to join the Tale so badly.

The vast number of players this time around was surprising, and when I heard about the deputies thing, I thought "that will be great, it will help keep it all organized, etc." But I was also assuming that each army would have it's own seperate thread. If that had been the case, from the start, I think things would have stayed more organised. People could always drop by other threads to see what was getting done, and give encouragement, and such, and the tale for each army could have kept some of the small restaurant charm.

Additionally, a sort of army pride might have added another element to it. "Come on guys, we can't let the High Elf players outdo us Dark Elves!" and so on. Of course, the people browsing the General Project Logs section might have gotten annoyed that 16 or so new threads popped up every month, but maybe if we talked to the mods they would put the threads into a new sub-category called Tale of Painters or something.

I don't know, maybe it's too late for that now. Maybe we have lost enough participants that it can get back the small, close-knit feel without seperate threads, or too many that seperate threads would be underpopulated, depending on how you look at it. In any case, it's just an idea, and maybe not a good one at that. *shrug*

Fenix Felder
15-12-2008, 21:46
i postulate myself as a deputy for next years Tale!!

Doi
15-12-2008, 23:37
Dice karma always evens out..eventually:p

On the bone- yeah sepia over bone, devlan mud in the deeper recesses and then retouched with bone and white- but the washes are the main component. The sepia all over, devlan mud more selectively added- thats what gives it the aged look I think.

You can consider that bone recipe shamelessly looted ;). Is it relatively simple to do?


@ Doi - hurrah, two Giants, that should be a compulsory choice in goblin armies! Congratulations on the results, not sure exactly how your funny scoring system works down under but sounds impressive!!!

I know it's halway through the month but i've finally finished my terradons. I'm not going to post pictures until I've finished my DE stuff though (which is 5 shades). I'm working nights at the moment which is messing with my sleep patterns but last night tonight so I hope to have pictures of everything completed by thursday at the latest. I'm going to just paint a character for my DE's then for this month so that I can get back on track to posting at the beginning of the month.

Don't worry, not many people down here understand it either :p. We get an score for each subject we do which they sit on some weird bell curve (so 30/50 is state average, 45/50 is top 2%) and then they add them all together and give us a ranking as our final score. So the score I told you all was my ranking i.e. I got marks higher than 91.85% of the state. Now if you understood any of that you have a better grasp of how it works than like 90% of the people here :p.

Looking forward to seeing what you've got to post this month. Got to start painting myself now!


Doi: The white beard was painted with a base of astronomicon grey, washed with thinned out badab black. Washed more with badab in the deepest recesses. Touched up with astronomicon grey. Highlighted with fortress grey, adding skull white to the mix for more highlights.

Hmmm, seems easy enough. I'll have to give that a shot I think. Thanks.


Doi

Fenix Felder
16-12-2008, 04:08
@Lord Dan: Thanks mate!
@Digital Punk: Thanks Iím working on that!
@Doi: Thank you, donít worry Iím fine! Wasnít that serious
@Silverstu :Im fine! btw nice wolfs!, your army is so beautifully painted, great color scheme!!




@Fenix Felder:Sorry to hear about ur fall, the army looks great though. Now time to get some colour on those grey guys!



Thanks for the comment. What did you manage to do to yourself to prevent you from painting? Sounds at least somewhat serious.
Doi



@Fenix- thanks for the comment- thought you'd been a bit quiet- hope the accident wasn't too serious- I can imagine several nasty things happening- you ok now? looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic dwarfs when you get back to painting.


@ Fenix - sorry to hear about the accident dude, hope you can get back to painting soon


Thank you all guys, donít worry it wasnít that serious, Iím an expert rock climber after all, in fact it was just a silly thing, I was climbing with some of my students and a rock fell from the top hitting my right hand and breaking it, thanks god everyone was wearing a helmet. But now after two months Iím fine, and ready to climb and paint again!

Fenix Felder
16-12-2008, 04:45
mmm double post, sorry i hope no one gets angry for this or something, is just that i wanted to show you my WIP. damned 4 pictures per thread restriction

So here’s a PIP of my entry for the TOFP of this month, they are in a very, very.. early stage but you can see were its going, I think that when finished this are going to be my best work so far, what do you guys think? C&C welcomed as always, hope you enjoy!
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/andcafu/DSC00244.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/andcafu/DSC00246.jpg

Edit: not sure why the pictures are so small, i can't change it... well tomorrow ill add biger pictures.

silverstu
16-12-2008, 09:00
@Fenix- as ever your dwarfs are looking excellent. You broke your hand!!!! OOO- must have smarted a bit- I know I would have been rather upset by that. Good to hear you are fine now and back painting.

@Doi- I can do the bone so it is very easy!! Just be sure to thin your paint for the highlights- but the washes do most of it. Steal away!

@Jonah- cheers mate- thats the plan to match all the beasties together. ;)

GalenArtorius
16-12-2008, 09:12
@ Leonathion - I checked out your Saim Hann Eldar, those are some stellar miniatures! And your WIP bases are looking great even without any minis on them, can't wait to see them finished.

@ Danny76 - Glad your going to do those finishing touches, make sure you post a new pic when you get a chance.

@ Silverstu - Thanks for the encouragement. Real Life is back on track now, so I will have some finished stuff ready for the deadline.

@ Fenix Felder - Glad your hand's better and your back in painting action. The NMM on those shields is amazing.

As usual, all of the WIP is looking great from everyone.

Jonahmaul
16-12-2008, 10:54
@ Doi - lol, yeah that makes more sense, it's like our degree scoring over here, anything more than 70% is a first which is the highest you can get but getting anything above about 75% is almost impossible (although for degrees like engineering & maths where there are definate answers it's different again!).

@ Fenix - looking good so far, glad you're painting again & looking forward to seeing that finished

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
17-12-2008, 13:23
This is one unit I'm working on for this month (this one is 288pts, and the other is 144pts) so that will compensate for my joker I used last month. Altough I have to admit the conversion work was already done end september/ begin october. But I finally started to paint them.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/476WGG/Boars.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/476WGG/boars2.jpg

More pic's in my blog

Greetz
G

Astromarine
18-12-2008, 01:56
So, um, yeah. Hi guys. I talked it up with Harry, and it's fine to join up the fun and frenzy, provided I end December with at least 400 pts and two jokers. so here I am, giving it an honest try. (:

So my goal for this project, beyond the obvious 2000pt army, is to improve both my speed and reliability. If you're at all familiar with my previous plogs, you know that I normally agonize over painstaking details that end up not noticeable at all, taking months to finish one model, and end up with zero motivation and a semi-decently painted model. Not good enough.

The release of the Dark Elf book brought together a few of my frustrations with the hobby. The aforementioned slowness was one, but also important was my lack of motivation to play Dwarves, my original army. They were just static nonmagic little balls of pain and fury, which is fine, but not very tactically varied. So now I'm doing Dark Elves.

As part of the compromise I made with myself to buy yet another army, I vowed to discipline myself. So far, that's been kinda working. I have quite a few things cleaned up and primered, am well on the way into my first unit, and most importantly am *really* enjoying the different ways in which I can destroy my opponents with the pointy-eared little emo bastards.

As a result, here I am. You guys are finishing up your 800pts mark, I'm just starting. By end of February you'll all be at 1200, and since I have a tournament to attend in March I'm trying to reach you guys at that stage, so that I can take as much of my own stuff as possible, without having to borrow from my friends as usual.


So, enough about introductions. Here's my current WIP for this month, my first units of DE warriors and my 2 RBTs. Together, they'll be a bit under 400 pts, still have to decide what to do to complete the total.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/Astromarine/Dark%20Elves/DarkElves000000000001.jpg

This is just my warrior unit, so you guys can see the different stages my models are at. I have 4 more or less ready for final touch ups and varnish, 6 on the way, 4 to prime, and 6 primed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/Astromarine/Dark%20Elves/DarkElves000000000002.jpg

This is a close up of only my 4 models that are closest to finished. I'm not that amazingly happy with them, but as I said above the idea is to train myself to stop sweating the small stuff, put finished units on the cupboard, get faster, and learn from experience instead of becoming paralyzed by theory. For that, I'm using a mix of Foundation and GW Washes, together with VMC for the normal colors (Rarely used, as I'm going more for speed than detail).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/Astromarine/Dark%20Elves/DarkElves000000000003.jpg

Cheers, hope I'll be having fun with you guys for years to come. (:

Chicken Pig
18-12-2008, 06:09
Welcome in Astomarine, the more Dark Elves the better. I think they look great already, good luck with the rest of your months painting.

silverstu
18-12-2008, 09:08
@Astromarine- welcome to the tale! That's a good start you've made there. I know what you mean about agonizing over getting models perfectly finished- you end up with very little done- the Tale is very good at getting you moving and getting units finished and before you know it you have a full army! I'd recommend doing a character to help you reach your first 400points - it might actually push you beyond that and it will take a bit of the pressure off. But excellent start and glad to have you on board!

@Ghazak Gazhkul- nice boars! They look suitably rabble-y. always thought boarboyz where well cool- looking forward to seeing you get them finished.

Leonathion
18-12-2008, 10:24
Great to have you onboard Astromarine! Emo-bastatards is the chit ;)

I concur with silverstu that you should paint up a character to get the points up quick. Why not a realy expensive but small one (like a highborn or sorceress on foot, not like a dragonrider ;)

Great to see some more darkelves, looking forward to your 1200 pt goal :)

Jonahmaul
18-12-2008, 10:41
@ Warlord Ghazak - very nice looking Boars.

@ Astromarine - good to have you on board, especially as you are another Drucchi player! It is hard to put aside the perfectionist in yourself but TOFP finally made me paint an army & although I like my armies to look good I also like to pick a colour scheme that is simple & effective as well as looking good. If you can get up to the same point tally as us come March you can use the extra points to 'buy' back jokers anyway. Characters is definately a good way to do it. Are those bases finished? I like the idea of the grey on the side but I think that the sand needs inking, are you going to be doing that?

Braad
18-12-2008, 15:20
@ Astromarine
Nice to have you in! The more armies, the better.

@ Ghazak
Do I see a riderless boar?

BTW, its christmas time! Where are all the christmas hats?

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
18-12-2008, 15:23
@ Ghazak
Do I see a riderless boar?



Yeah indeed, normally its a unit from 9 but I have made a 10boar and boar boy for when I don't put a character in the unit. He is just in the pic so that I could see how to position them.

Greetz
G

Leonathion
18-12-2008, 22:19
@ GalenArtorius - Thanks! Yeah I realy like colours, thats kinda my thing ;-)

@ Fenix Felder - oh my those dwarfs are so something! do you seriously paint without any metal colours?

@ Johnamaul - Thanks for the comments, actually I do feel its easy to paint! It just takes time. Ok, it doesn't either, except waiting for the wash and dipp to dry, I've never painted units this fast. The saurus unit is according to me my best accomplishment of the army this far and except for the banner, the unit features ONE layer of highlight of one colour! (ok, I'm not counting the tounges of the saurus with open mouth but whatever... lets say the average saurus). On the red I did some shaggy drybrushing/highligting with orange, nothing else, so people that don't think they can paint: gw-washes + armypainter dipp = succes. No seriuosly it's so easy and produces great results. I used to do five layers of highlight and washing on my characters and centerpeices but with this new recepie, theres no reason.

We'll see how the next two saurus units will look. Ok, time for some more WIP updates! Actually did my first gs sculpting in a couple of years some days ago and I'm quite fond with the result. The picture below is stacked with some convertions. The whole unit is very converted, my knife got a hard beating from all the plastics cut away. Anyway, check out the pics. Unfortunately, when I compare this unit with the one posted two pages back, I'm a bit sad I cut of all the spines and stuff, and the legs. If I ever do more saurus (got the idea I might do another two units, except the compulsory new TG, couse it would be great to have a playable 4 or 5k pt army. I'm getting three of the new stegadons, so I might just continue over that edge) anyway.... yeah if I ever do more saurus, I will do them just from the box, no strange convertions or funny ideas, they are very well sculpted and look great in large numbers, marching all along. OK, heres some pics...

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/convertionsaurus.jpg

I'm actually going to move to the US the 4th of Jan (for 5 months), and even though I'm mostly going to study and surf, the new release made me bring my warhammer with me, well not everything, but the LM atleast... god I'm such a nerd... so heres a shot of the saurus, primed and packed.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/bagged.jpg

Heres an idea I got a week ago or so, I don't like the salamander copycat look of the razordons, so I wonder if they could look god with an added rampotheca (the "beak" that ceratopsians and turtles too has) instead of teeth.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/razorconv.jpg

Alright, I'm of to bed... even though it's holiday I'm working tomorrow. :-) But it's fun, were going to feed the sharks! :-D

Keep it up you guys! "Painting is fun!"

Astromarine
18-12-2008, 22:43
@all the the wishers - thanks for the encouragement, and wow there's some cool stuff in this thread.

@Jonahmaul - While I gave the bases as finished originally, I find myself leaning more towards your opinion. The sand just gives it a warmer feel then the snow and bluegrey base hint towards. I'll try to change that, then my challenge becomes how to prevent the bases from becoming monochromatic dullsville.

@Leonathion - Those LM look ace. I really like the conversion work and the GS, and I disagree with you in that the look of those models coming out of the spawning pool is awesome.

Jonahmaul
19-12-2008, 16:15
@ Leonathian - very cool looking stuff, excellent sculpting & i'm looking forward to seeing it painted. you definately have to take your toys with you if you are going to be away for 5 months! plus you'd have to drop out of TOFP if you were away that long with no painting & we can't have that. I want your job, it sounds cool!

@ Astromarine - i just used a brown ink on my bases with one drybrush of graveyard earth & that works with patches of snow & grass but you could try other combinations (maybe black ink with grey highlights to tie in with the sides?)

My stuff is finished (i promise!) but i didn't have time to take pictures before coming to work as i've had some hectic stuff going on at the moment. Will take pictures & post tomorrow morning.

Dino
19-12-2008, 16:38
I belive somebody has asked for some shots of my BC(sorry I forgot who asked) so here are some shots of one i'm about to paint up.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture099.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture100.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture101.jpg
@Fenix Felder: Those dwarfs look really sweet.

@Leonathion: I like the idea for the beack instead on the mouth of teeth for the razor done. It makes it look more like an actual dinosaur. Can't wait to see it. Your other conversions look great as well.

McMullet
19-12-2008, 17:30
I've dipped into this thread a couple of times recently but I didn't have time to make as many comments/replies as I wanted to... this is a bit of a catchup.

Firstly, on the subject of people feeling compelled to drop out/play jokers because of the high standard others have displayed - my experience has been the exact opposite. Things like the Tales, or impending tournaments, that enforce deadlines are the only way I can force myself to drop my standards and just paint. Without that I'd dither around trying to work out the perfect conversion/colours scheme instead of painting it with something good and moving on.

I would say my painting is pretty good but we all aspire to something better; I look at what others are doing and see that it's better than my work, but to me, that's inspiration, not intimidation. The thing I'm really deficient in is getting my **** in gear and painting, not the standard of the end result, and that's where the solidarity lies in the Tale.

Anyway, comments....

Nephilim of Sin: The Orcs look great. Nice flesh, very distinctive warpaint, and the dirty banner is very well done.

Death Korp: Love the look of the armour. Is it just pure black highlighted with metal?

Fenix Felder: Dwarfs look good - that's unusually bright for the army but I like the way you've done them, it's very clean.

silverstu: Great looking wolves! I actually didn't think much of the models as painted by GW but I really like how you've done them. That dried-out-old-fleshy colour fits perfectly with the modelling.

Leonathion: I quite like the spine-less Saurus. It does fit with the Tzunki spawning and will look very distinctive. Great posing as well, and I may just have to steal the beaked razordon idea! One thing for the Tzunki unit though, are you not wirried that the loss of spawnings int he new book will spoil that a bit?

Dino: That Centaur looks properly solid. Much beefier than the standard GW ones.


]McMullet: [/B]That’s a really nice conversion you’ve got there, great use of Kroak’s death mask. I can’t believe you actually managed to make a Skink Chief look fearsome! Also an excellent paint job on the Stegadon, looks great mate.

Heh, I don't know if I quite reached "fearsome" but at least I got past "wimpy"! The death mask was one of those weird moments, it just looked at me from the bitzbox and said "Put me on your Stegadon!"


McMullet- looking good on the sculpt mate- fits in perfectly with the rest of the model- looking forward to seeing his mates and the carnosaur.

Cheers, they're all ready to go now, undercoated them yesterday.


@McMullet- as ever you spoils us with yet more great painting- I loved the model without the howdah- but that is some addition- brilliant conversion work and as ever your painting skills match up to that- brilliant model- stegadon on the charge- very inspiring. Looking forward to your next visual treat for us!/quote]

Thanks a lot! I'll get right to it. :D

[quote=GalenArtorius;3131310]@ McMullet - I think the howdah is top-notch. The freehand glyphs are superb.

Thanks, I was pleased with how the glyphs came out.


@ McMullet - very nice sculpting, not too much of a shame that you couldn't order the legs because you've done an excellent job for next to nothing!

Cheers, I would rather not have had to spend so much time making the legs but I'm pretty pleased with them, and it is good practice...


@ McMullet – I realy like your painting style but I got to say I’m not to fond of the conversion. It’s very good performed and all, but somewhat fails for me to capture the feel of the stegadon and lizardmen in general. I’d go for a crowded howda, a bit larger, full of skinks and with the chief in the middle. The stone altar as base seems a bit off to. Great stegadon though, I love the scales. I’m very interested in what you’ll post next month.

To be honest I'd agree that a howdah full o' skinks looks better; the problem is that I play a lot (probably most) of my WFB at tournaments, and so I try to make sure everything is WYSIWYG, which means just the skink chief on the Stegadon (if that changes in Feb I will be unhappy :p). Likewise, I wasn't too sure about the stone base (though I'm happy enough with it now), but that's based on the one on the new Stegadon. Either way, I prefer this way of doing it to the wooden one on the old Stegadon.


McMullet: The lizards are really coming on! I bet you are looking forwards to the new release?

I am indeed, looks like my old Saurus heavy list will get better, and I'm really looking forward to taking units of ranked skinks!


@ Mcmullet: Stegadon? Stegadon Helm? Stegadon Spear that cause stegs to do 2D6+1 impact hits? You’re a genius! You should make a tutorial on that howdah, I was here thinking, “well, where did he get that from then?” Nice work.

I had no idea about the magic spear... honest... :angel: If you're interested, I think most of what I did to make the Howdah is detailed in my log. :) Thanks!


@McMullet: Nice conversion work man. Can't wait to see how the Carni looks at the end of the month.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to painting it after all these years!


@Mcmullet. At least!! I was so eager to see that model finished, and it was well worth it!! Its awesome!!!

Thanks a lot!


@McMullet:I must say, conversions are truly my favorite part of this hobby.There is nothing more inspiring than the uniqueness of ones army.Fantastic work i cant wait to see more.

I never used to bother much with converting, but you're dead right. There's something special about having an army that really is yours and no one else's.


McMullet-so much movement, so much colour, love it. The Howdah is especially well done.

Cheers!

@Everyone: Keep up the good work!

silverstu
19-12-2008, 20:22
@Leonathion- love those conversions- especially the running one with the spear- great work there mate.

@Dino- so thats how you do them! Looking great as always- I;m looking forward to the next additions to your army.

@Mcmullet- glad you like the wolves- planning alot of painting when i stop for christmas -hopeflully get them finished then.

Jonahmaul
20-12-2008, 10:55
THIS MONTHS PAINTING: 10 Corsairs and 5 shades with Bloodshade

POINTS: 198

BACKGROUND/THEME: Drow themed skin. Not sure on background yet, either underground cavern or somewhere too near Chaos wastes as someone suggested (can’t remember who now though!) to explain the dark skin. Will come up with that soon!

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight from the box

PAINTING: Same as really, if anybody wants specifics let me know

BASING: Same!

STILL TO DO: Nothing

HIGHS: Finally getting them finished!

LOWS: Taking so damn long to get them finished. Also the Corsairs and Shades look very similar but guess that can’t be helped. It’s also quite hard to make out the black highlighting in the pictures but it is there I promise!
NEXT MONTH: Lokhir Fellhart so that I can start posting at the beginning of the month again, it’ll also bring my point total up as I’m still 40 short from month one.

Jonahmaul
20-12-2008, 11:01
THIS MONTHS PAINTING: 5 Terradons with a Stalker

POINTS: 181

BACKGROUND/THEME: Just bog standard LM army, painting to finally finish it off!

BUILD/CONVERSION: Old terradons which were given to me by a mate but with new riders (although both are due to change again next month!)

PAINTING: Terradons are scab/gore/blood red with very faint fiery orange highlights on the scales & then a brown ink all over. Bones is just bestial brown followed by bleached bone. Skinks are yellow ink over white with skin highlighted in a mix of sunburst yellow & white that I have made up. Crests are blood red highlighted with blood angels red (which you can’t really make out in pictures)

BASING: Same!

STILL TO DO: Nothing

HIGHS: Finally getting them finished!

LOWS: Also taking so damn long to get them finished!

NEXT MONTH: Either a Stegadon (current one not new plastic one) or 3 salamanders (which I guess are Razadons now?! Guess I’ll find out next month!)

EmperorNorton
20-12-2008, 16:15
I had planned to comment on everyone's work again and reply to everybody who was nice enough to comment on my stuff, but regrettably it looks like I won't manage to do that.
Due to some personal matters I can't bring myself to pick up a brush, either.
My apologies.

Braad
20-12-2008, 16:41
No excuses, Emperor! Just command your minions away, and get stuff going!

(someone complained about people not giving out enough motivational speeches, so here we go)

On a more serious note: no worries! Everyone has his/her own life, and it can't all go to plan. We'll be waiting when you're ready, though.

Darnok
20-12-2008, 16:49
With Christmas advancing, and a lot of last-minute-work to be done on several presents, I found that I paint quite well under pressure - especially when being angry. Your anger gives you focus... see? I hope I can keep that attitude and my regained motivation for the new year. At least I'm back to doing something.

Now off to the brush! :D

Jonahmaul
20-12-2008, 18:59
@ Dino - excellent stuff, looking forward to seeing the whole unit finished.

Tauren
21-12-2008, 22:44
Army: Beasts o Chaos

Painted Models:

A unit of 6 Centigors with shields, musc... I sometimes take the standard so that will require additional conversion in the future. (135 pts)
1 kitted out shaman (staff of darkoth, dispell scroll, level 2) (160 pts)


I painted them in my normal scheme, taking far more time on the shaman, painting it over several days of about 3-4 hours.

The centigors are half metal half converted, requiring green stuff fur and utilizing bits from the beast-herd box. I will post the pictures at the end of the week when I return home hopefully. Additionally I need to finish movement bases for the centigors and a previous unit of dogs.

I found that spending more time on the horns has perfected my technique with painting bone a bit further allowing me to repeat it and produce great look to it. Additionally cutting off the hand axe and replacing it with a simple green stuff scroll was a simple conversion and made for an easy spot for some simple free-hand script. Additionally red chaos symbols ordain the cloth and such of the model that I feel looks good against the ivory cloth.

Merry Christmas everyone.

silverstu
22-12-2008, 09:08
@Jonah- looking good with the lizzies and the dark elves. The drow scheme works really well- the white hair contrasting the dark flesh- very cold looking. Like the lizzies- again great contrast with the red terradons and the yellow riders. Well done persevering and getting them done in time. looking forward to Lokhir and which ever lizzies you choose!

Doi
24-12-2008, 07:05
@ Jonahmaul: Very nice. The Drow scheme works quite well with these models as there is a lot of other colours to provide contrast. The Lizardmen are ace too, and I believe that your salamanders are staying as salamanders. The Razordon (or whatever it is) is a new unit entirely.

Well I've been busy the past week and a bit between extra shifts at work, general christmas things (shopping, and visiting relatives), mates over for warhammer on Sunday (and Far Cry 2 :angel:) so I haven't had much time to post (or paint) recently. Should be posting on time this month anyway since I've only got a shaman on chariot to paint. Excellent work by all that has been shown recently.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! :D

Doi

Jonahmaul
24-12-2008, 10:43
@ silverstu/doi - thanks for the comments, glad you both like the DE's as I wasn't very happy with the pictures (it's too hard to make out the darker highlights). Far Cry 2 is also distracting me now Doi after Fallout 3 taking so much of my time (I also picked up the new guitar hero & i'm getting Fable 2 for Christmas so god knows when I'm supposed to find time for painting!)

I'm struggling to find time to paint as well & i'm working all over Christmas & New Year (only day off is 28th) so I think I'm going to joker my lizzies just to give me a bit of breathing space & so I don't post ridiculously late in the month again (plus I really need to work on my TO40KP stuff).

Harry
24-12-2008, 15:52
Behind or on track ...

... I wish you a Merry Christmas one and all.

... and a peaceful new year (with plenty of painting time for us all).

Jonahmaul
25-12-2008, 08:18
Happy Christmas folks. I hope santa bought you everything you asked for & you have plenty of painting time

silverstu
25-12-2008, 08:50
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope santa brought you something nice!

Braad
25-12-2008, 09:24
Indeed, merry christmas!

Now, lets skip the family stuff and get down to painting!

silverstu
25-12-2008, 09:50
Now, lets skip the family stuff and get down to painting!

Thats what I'm doing! Just primed my last 2 fell bats and a doomwolf[from gamezone!]

Christmas family stuff later of course..:D

lorcan
25-12-2008, 20:34
Happy holidays one and all.

It is with regret that I have to withdraw from the tale, In the last four months Iíve managed to get hardly any painting done. This being mainly due to work and my 2 year old son having a global disability and spending hours with him so he can learn a few words.

Iíve enjoyed reading the blog and there is some excellent stuff on here, well done to all of you for your efforts.

Maybe Iíll be able to be apart of next years tale.

All the best for 2009

Regards
Lorcan

Leonathion
25-12-2008, 23:05
@Leonathion - Those LM look ace. I really like the conversion work and the GS, and I disagree with you in that the look of those models coming out of the spawning pool is awesome.

Thanks, I've started painting some of them today and I start to like them more and more, I guess they're kind of the unit which you like painted but hate unpainted...



@ Leonathion - very cool looking stuff, excellent sculpting & i'm looking forward to seeing it painted. you definately have to take your toys with you if you are going to be away for 5 months! plus you'd have to drop out of TOFP if you were away that long with no painting & we can't have that. I want your job, it sounds cool!

I know, but I have a plan which might work so I dont have to drop out, but i'll probably bring them with me... anyway, I feel realy ashamed about playing and painting warhammer, does anyone have the same problem? Nobody realy cares but I always think two times before telling people (if it would ever come up)... it's kind of my dark secret. :angel:


I belive somebody has asked for some shots of my BC(sorry I forgot who asked).

@Leonathion: I like the idea for the beack instead on the mouth of teeth for the razor done. It makes it look more like an actual dinosaur. Can't wait to see it. Your other conversions look great as well.

I believe I'm the one who asked for them, and they look superb, realy nice to see the source so to speak. We'll see about the razordon, it's just an idea this far. It's quite sad that the sallies ended up in the rare slots... theres so much competition with Blowpipe Steg, Engine Steg, Sallies and then the Razordons, don't know what to do...



Leonathion: I quite like the spine-less Saurus. It does fit with the Tzunki spawning and will look very distinctive. Great posing as well, and I may just have to steal the beaked razordon idea! One thing for the Tzunki unit though, are you not wirried that the loss of spawnings int he new book will spoil that a bit?

Indeed it does and it was actually designed when the rumours had the spawning spawning all over the place. Alas, that is not the case, but I thought it would be fun to do a nice looking unit. Theres some guy around here who painted a undead army with each unit looking somewhat like a diorama, I guess he inspired me.

By all means, steal the beak! It's all yours.



To be honest I'd agree that a howdah full o' skinks looks better; the problem is that I play a lot (probably most) of my WFB at tournaments, and so I try to make sure everything is WYSIWYG, which means just the skink chief on the Stegadon (if that changes in Feb I will be unhappy). Likewise, I wasn't too sure about the stone base (though I'm happy enough with it now), but that's based on the one on the new Stegadon. Either way, I prefer this way of doing it to the wooden one on the old Stegadon.

I am indeed, looks like my old Saurus heavy list will get better, and I'm really looking forward to taking units of ranked skinks!

I had no idea about the magic spear... honest... If you're interested, I think most of what I did to make the Howdah is detailed in my log. Thanks!


Wysiwyg - all right, nice with an explanation, you'll probably will want to change it then in a couple of months?

Ranked skinks will indeed be ace!

I bet you didn't know about the spear ;) Great chancing though. I didn't know about ranked skinks iether... :angel:


@Leonathion- love those conversions- especially the running one with the spear- great work there mate.

Thanks a lot! The jumping one is my favourite as well :)

Merry Christmas to each and everyone! Hope you get some time for painting, and above all, spending time with friends and family! Cheers!

txamil
26-12-2008, 03:11
mmm double post, sorry i hope no one gets angry for this or something, is just that i wanted to show you my WIP. damned 4 pictures per thread restriction

So hereís a PIP of my entry for the TOFP of this month, they are in a very, very.. early stage but you can see were its going, I think that when finished this are going to be my best work so far, what do you guys think? C&C welcomed as always, hope you enjoy!
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/andcafu/DSC00244.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/andcafu/DSC00246.jpg

Edit: not sure why the pictures are so small, i can't change it... well tomorrow ill add biger pictures.

A dwarf army in true NMM would be just crazy to see on the field.

Zujara
26-12-2008, 07:35
Hope you all had a good christmas! The season put me a bit behind on what I had planned, I got the wolf riders nearly done but only primed spider riders. Should be fine for finishing everything up in time, here's a WIP of the wolf riders.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/wolfriderswip.jpg

Also been converting my alternate goblin big boss when I don't use the spider, picked up an old dire wolf(maybe chaos hound?) miniature, green stuffed it a new nose and closed the gap its spine was sticking out, and used a goblin crew from a chariot. Use him with the one hit wunda, and the brimstone bauble so he explodes when killed with hilarious results most the time:
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/wolfbigbosswip.jpg

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
26-12-2008, 08:12
@zujara, nice looking models and it is a doomwolf model if you wanted to know it:)

Greetz
G

Zujara
26-12-2008, 08:25
@zujara, nice looking models and it is a doomwolf model if you wanted to know it:)

Greetz
G

Ahh thanks, I got it from a friends bit box so wasn't sure. The pose just seemed great for the "crazy psycho exploding goblin" look.

Braad
26-12-2008, 08:57
It is with regret that I have to withdraw from the tale...

NOOOOOOO

Don't leave us...
There must be ways to better manage to paint your armies and allow you to continue. You just need to find the right path. I know its hard, but we all pass this point, and only manage to hold on by our fingernails, but succeed we will!

@ silverstu
Darn that. You're a better man than me. I gave in to peer pressure and participated in family affairs. Terrible... My orcs didn't get any attention.

The food was good, though.

silverstu
26-12-2008, 11:05
Happy holidays one and all.

It is with regret that I have to withdraw from the tale, In the last four months Iíve managed to get hardly any painting done. This being mainly due to work and my 2 year old son having a global disability and spending hours with him so he can learn a few words.


Regards
Lorcan

Sorry you have to leave us- but some things are more important- like your son- good luck with everything -I hope you call back when you can.





@ silverstu
Darn that. You're a better man than me. I gave in to peer pressure and participated in family affairs. Terrible... My orcs didn't get any attention.

The food was good, though.

I had the morning to myself- I also realised that 5 direwolves are only 40pts so I need to get my bats sorted pretty quick....

Braad
26-12-2008, 18:36
Well, I got at least 1 boar boy finished now :)

That's like 22 points... not enough right?

Yeah, like 5 wolves, I could do that in a morning. But the riders take so much extra time in my case. I still like my model though, so that's good.

Astromarine
28-12-2008, 20:24
Aw crap. Since my last post, which was also my first, I haven't managed to paint *anything*. Work and holiday crap just got in the way so much that I couldn't pay my models the proper attention.

Still, not giving up. I still have 4 days to paint 400 points and I'll do it, damnit!

















/whimper
/sob♦

Death Korp
28-12-2008, 20:31
Hope you have had a good Christmas all. I seriously need to do some exersise... :D

Thankyou for all the comments people on my Warriors, makes me work faster!

@txzmil: Great NMM there, i could never do that because of my appauling patience (got to listen to take that :D )

@Jujara: Great boss conversion there mate!

Well I have managed to get some stuff done throughtout the holidays, may get 500pts done before the end of the month!!!!

Here is my work for this month:

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/hellgunboy/Picture008.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/hellgunboy/Picture009.jpg

Sorry for the poor pictures once again, but if you notice I have put a stubble on my Musician. I think I've done good on these guys. Still have a Tzeench Sorcerer and a unit of Chaos Knights to do before I am done!

DK

Astromarine
29-12-2008, 00:36
OK, 4 hours later and I have, erm, 100 points or so ready. What I basically did was finish the first 10 models of my warrior squad, and since that's a legal unit I prefer to look at it like a full 10-man regiment :D

They're sloppy as hell, as you can see by my pictures in my first post in this thread, but I like the color scheme in general, and they work as the start of a painted army, which is the whole point of this thread. I'm taking lots of shortcuts, but one thing has pretty much stumped me: the freehand on the banner. I decided to go with a red background (easily made by foundation red and the new red wash) so I can put in runes in black, but holy CRAP are they coming out horrible. But short of hacking the model to remove the plastic banner and replace it with a printed paper one (horrible) I don't know how to go around it. I just have to draw the bleeding runed on it.

Easier said than done. Could use a freehand tutorial by, like, tomorrow. Anyone? :D

Nightsword
29-12-2008, 00:49
Someone call for a freehand tutorial?

http://www.paintrix-miniatures.com/articles.php?&art=11&page=1

Not sure if that's what you're looking for, but it's a great read regardless :)

Astromarine
29-12-2008, 01:16
@Nightsword - thanks, that was fast. :) It does help me in that I maybe need the flow improver and thinner paints, but not really in terms of how to do what I need. Dark Elf runes are typically very thin, mostly straight lines. For that you kinda need the brush control to already be there. :D Otherwise, it's try-over-and-over-time

BigJon
29-12-2008, 01:43
Man everyone's stuff is so great looking this month. I really love the way the Dwarfs look from Fenix. My Ogre is coming soon, I will not play a joker, just have not taken the pic yet with all the holiday activity.

BigJon

Tauren
29-12-2008, 02:49
Army: Beasts o Chaos

Painted Models:

1. A unit of 6 Centigors with shields, musc... I sometimes take the standard so that will require additional conversion in the future. (135 pts)
2. 1 kitted out shaman (staff of darkoth, dispell scroll, level 2) (160 pts)


I painted them in my normal scheme, taking far more time on the shaman, painting it over several days of about 3-4 hours.

The centigors are half metal half converted, requiring green stuff fur and utilizing bits from the beast-herd box. I will post the pictures at the end of the week when I return home hopefully. Additionally I need to finish movement bases for the centigors and a previous unit of dogs.

I found that spending more time on the horns has perfected my technique with painting bone a bit further allowing me to repeat it and produce great look to it. Additionally cutting off the hand axe and replacing it with a simple green stuff scroll was a simple conversion and made for an easy spot for some simple free-hand script. Additionally red chaos symbols ordain the cloth and such of the model that I feel looks good against the ivory cloth.

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/1570/mg0001jw4.th.jpg (http://img126.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mg0001jw4.jpg)
http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/882/mg0012xm9.th.jpg (http://img367.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mg0012xm9.jpg)
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/3214/mg0021rh1.th.jpg (http://img384.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mg0021rh1.jpg)
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/1806/mg0022xn3.th.jpg (http://img184.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mg0022xn3.jpg)

I let my roomate take the pictures, the shaman came out much better than the centigors. I left the centigors a bit darker color wise...

Nightsword
29-12-2008, 10:26
@ Astromarine: Yeah, unfortunately it's all practice mate. Try it on something other than the banner first. Perhaps sketch it out in pencil first, so you're deadly sure of what you want. Problem with a black rune is it will be flat on the red, which is why it might look odd. I think if it were me, I'd paint the shape of the rune in black as best you can, then mix a lil codex grey into the black and retrace the shapes, highlighting the runes. Might make them look a little more dynamic and more to your taste. Besides that, don't keep too much paint on the brush, and then it's just brush control (I was doing freehand yesterday too :D).

And since you were talking about Druchii (The white on red looks good):

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?community=&catId=cat1300233&categoryId=400018&aId=7200002

And a high elf rune guide:

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?community=&catId=cat1300293&categoryId=400017&pIndex=0&aId=1000014&start=1

@ Tauren: Nice work on the beasts man ;)

I've nearly done Archaon now, but I've had a minor incident involving his cloak and a brush full of devlan mud. Too much wash turned out to be bad, so I think I may have to redo it @!@%$&"(£

Niibl
29-12-2008, 12:15
Well, I just wanted to throw in a WIP-pic to put myself under pressure.
All of you have worked pretty hard so I think I must not fall behind.

It is a snap shot from my first unit of zombie dogs.
No conversions here, just a wild mix of metal dogs from GW's past.
I think that should give the unit the mongrel look I want to achieve.

Darnok
29-12-2008, 22:02
It is a snap shot from my first unit of zombie dogs.
No conversions here, just a wild mix of metal dogs from GW's past.
I think that should give the unit the mongrel look I want to achieve.

Nice stuff. How do you think about these (http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?cat=WG1091&product=MEM-40018)? A bit more on the expensive side compared to plastic GW alternatives, but they look like proper piraty dogs in the oversized WHF aesthetics. My dogs are two months down the road, but the models work fine, as long as you are okay with putting more then one on each cavalry base.

Edit: I'm happy to announce that those ****** rat swarms are done at last. No joker for me this month, and I started working on the next months model.

StormCrow
29-12-2008, 22:48
Well this month has certainly snuck up on me. I've got 1 and a half days to paint all my chariot crew to beready in time for next month. Lucky the sun is shining but I have misplaced my plastic glue and my charioteers aren't all that impressive lying in pieces on the ground. It's going to be tight!

Some WIP's:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0929.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0930.jpg

And the army (I will very soon be able to field 1250 points of painted models, woo!)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0927.jpg

Benevolent_wyrm
30-12-2008, 07:18
I certainly am late this month so forgive me for that :angel:... and please forgive me for not showing the last 2 months! I've had some crazy stuff going on in my life and some finals didn't help either... so consider me jokering the last two months. I'm almost certain I'll be able to contribute monthly from here on out...

Vampire Counts:

Models:5 Black Knights with a Full Command, bearing the Royal Banner of the Strigoi

Background: I've been really focusing on my vampire lord's background and havent really gotten to my units! Expect some of this later..

Points: 215

Building/Conversion: I never liked the Black Knight models so I am using Empire knights. I used the heads from the new skeleton kit and combined the empire knight banner with a spare banner from the Grave Guard box. I also added some raising dead to their bases, as if long buried corpses were being disturbed simply by their unholy march. Plus I added some trophies to some of the riders.

Still to do: I'll eventually add snow to their bases and put some designs onto the banner.

Next Month: I'm hoping to have my 20 Grave Guard up and ready for battle...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0924.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0925.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/IMG_0926.jpg

Papa Dan
30-12-2008, 07:36
Hi guys, guess you allready have noticed but Im out. Really love the tale but have dropped my empire army as I have started to do some stuff for another game company. :)

Jimjim
31-12-2008, 14:00
Next thread coming up soon?

Braad
31-12-2008, 15:15
Dunno...
But remember there is a lot of partying going on these days, so give it some time.

@ Papa Dan
NOOOOO, don't leave us! We need you! Aaaargh...

Harry
31-12-2008, 16:26
Next thread coming up soon?

With everyones permision I will start the new thread on the 1st of January. (Instead of tonight as usual) As tonight I will mostly be drinking. :D

I imagine I shall have a headache in the morning so it may not be up too early tommorow but I will do my best.

May I wish everyone involved a HAPPY NEW YEAR. and I hope the new year brings everyone enough peace to get some serious painting done.

All the best
Harry

Astromarine
31-12-2008, 16:28
I MADE IT :D

Mostly by jumping a lot ahead of my original plan for the army, and going straight for my Supreme Sorceress, in addition to the 10 Dark Elves. I can't wait to show her off in the new thread, I'm not a good painter at all but I think she may be the model I'm proudest of.

Cheers guys, and happy new year!

Fredmans
31-12-2008, 16:30
Sadly enough, December went haywire for me. I unexpectedly lost my job since my company went under and had some hectic final weeks at work. I am sticking to the 40K tale this time, and hopefully there will be another fantasy tale next year so I can give it the attention it deserves. Now I know what kind of commitment that is needed, so next year I will be better prepared. I have actually done some stuff this month, but I feel that I will not be able to keep it up next year.

Good luck to everyone. I will follow your progress and occasionally pop in for some comments.

I wish you all a happy new year,
/Fredmans

Astromarine
31-12-2008, 16:41
OUCH, that's a bummer of a christmas present. :( Hope your situation improves next year, mate.
Same to Papa Dan, though he left for happier reasons :)

Braad
31-12-2008, 18:08
In the final seconds of this year people start dropping like flies... Not good...

@ Fredmans
Good luck finding a new job, if you haven't found one already.

@ All
Still a bit early for most of the world, but: Happy new year!

BigJon
31-12-2008, 22:46
December 31st, 6:45pm. Talk about taking it down to the wire.

This is my first character model for my Ogres.

I lightened his skin for a more Butcher look.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/3154199805_81d44baaa3_o.jpg

Happy New Year to you all.

BigJon

Jonahmaul
01-01-2009, 12:41
@ lorcan - sorry to lose you dude but we understand that some things are more important than toy soldiers, hope that you find some time to do some painting & can pop in & visit us when you can

@ txamil - looking good so far, looking forward in anticipation to seeing them completed

@ zujara - also some good looking WIP, really like that goblin big boss, the armament is very sneaky too is true gobbo style!

@ Death Korp - looking good although some less blurry pictures would be much appreciated

@ Tauren - very nice stuff although you do need to paint the side of the base on the shaman!!!

@ Niibl - very nice looking wolves, bases are also looking very nice

@ Stormcrow - that WIP is larger than my army atm!! A very impressive looking army

@ Benevolent_Wyrm - good that you've managed to get back to the Tale and a good entry

@ Fredmans - sorry to hear that mate, that's a real bummer, hope that you manage to find a new job soon

@ Bigjon - a very nice first character entry

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone, I hope that you managed to have a good one. I've not started painting my TOFP stuff for this month yet but I am going to joker my LM & paint Lokhir for my DE's which shouldn't take more than a day, just got to get my 40k stuff finished first but still hope to be done by the 7th for when the comments start (you guys suck at giving comments when people post late in the month :p)

silverstu
01-01-2009, 13:09
@Papa Dan- sorry to loose you - good luck with your new work.

@Stormcrow- wip is looking good- that army is getting very big!

@Benevolent_wyrm- love the black knights! Nice kitbash- looking forward to more of your VC and well done for getting these done.

@Harry- take your time- I've still loads to do![hope the head isn't too sore this morning!]

@Fredmans- that's really too bad mate- hope you get something soon, do pop by and post a comment or two, hope to see you in the next tale.

@Astromarine- good to hear you are ready to post[done better than me mate!]- well done -looking forward to seeing your work.

@BigJon- brilliant butcher! Wouldn't fancy stealing some pies off him!

@Niibl- liking the zombie dogs- nice seeing some of the older mini's pop up.

@everyone- happy new year! Hope we all have a good one- looking forward to seeing everyones stuff. I'm a bit behind with work being a bit hectic and everything taking ages to paint but hopefully i won't be too late posting.

Harry
01-01-2009, 16:02
Apologies to anyone looking for/waiting for the new thread.

I woke up to a house full of people.
(Sadly non of them were hot, young, scantily clad, girls OUCH! Sorry Helga just my little joke with the chaps).

The last of my guests has only just left. I will get the children to bed and get the thread up later this evening.

Sorry for the delay.
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. :D

Darnok
01-01-2009, 16:24
Sorry for the delay.
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. :D

Don't worry, I think many people might still fight with a hang-over. Sounds like you had a pretty good start into the new year. Best wishes, and keep up your good work, in the real world as well as here. :)

Tauren
01-01-2009, 19:04
@ Tauren - very nice stuff although you do need to paint the side of the base on the shaman!!!


Thanks! yes I have since repainted the base to clean up some flecks of paint on the stone basing, repainted. I also repainted the sides and did my normal standard basing that you can see on the centigors.

Happy New year to all!

Arhalien
01-01-2009, 23:53
I'll do a more complete comments post in the future, but I had to say:

Avian, that lord is awesome in every conceivable way :eek:

Avian
02-01-2009, 00:06
Thank you, thank you. :)

It's not actually featured in this thread, though... ;)

Doi
02-01-2009, 03:48
I think we might see another incident similar to the popularity of squigs amongst the O&G painters next month. Both Zujara and I have got WIP pics up for them and Knighta is considering doing his. Maybe it will even spread amongst the other painters who are fielding giants in their lists from other armies. It could be a giant month for the TOFP :p.

Doi

Nephilim of Sin
02-01-2009, 05:02
It could be a giant month for the TOFP :p.

Doi

...I don't have a giant yet....:cries:

Arhalien
02-01-2009, 08:20
Thank you, thank you. :)

It's not actually featured in this thread, though... ;)

True, but I was just obeying Harry's rules about leaving the thread just for pictures for the first week.
*ignores Harry's own post without picture* :p

Avian
02-01-2009, 09:12
Heh. ;) More pics from different angles:

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/PC190026.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/PC190023.jpg

Ultimo ninja
14-03-2009, 19:30
That disc is really cool.

spetswalshe
16-03-2009, 22:28
Seconded, motion carried.

Avian
17-03-2009, 15:14
Thank you, thank you. I've actually replaced the flock with a more natural variant (Meadow Blend from GF9), which I think is a great improvement.

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/P3070212.jpg