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dave38x
16-05-2007, 20:07
THE DESK. i have sat at this desk almost every day for the last 3 years. as of now, you great people will be able to see my models. My armies are Tau, Chaos, and Nids, and you will be seeing models from these ranges as well as one offs. Hope you enjoy my work!

My current projects are:

A inquisitor scale chaos lord
A chaos terminator lord
Various Tau projects,
various chaos/DA projects.

pics will be up soon!

fistofdorn
17-05-2007, 07:23
show me pics!

dave38x
17-05-2007, 14:17
Nice to see some interest

here are some pics and links to more pics:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/thedesk.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/piranha1.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/xv8-1.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/chaosDAtermy3.jpg

Click http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/ for more pics

jasevx
17-05-2007, 14:25
The camo on the tau is amazing!

Boss_Salvage
17-05-2007, 14:55
Aye, beautiful piranha, and I also like your CSM marines a lot, nice scheme there too. And Lord Asmodeus tears the pants off any other 54mm stuff I've seen! Wow!

- Salvage

dave38x
17-05-2007, 21:07
The latest! My chaos terminator lord, using DA parts and a scratchbuilt torso!

http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/

Theres your link, and a taster:


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/chaosDAtermy4-1.jpg

DigitsDavid
17-05-2007, 21:11
Please show more of the CSM's, they look a lot loke something I wanted to try out.

The tau paint scheme is awsome btw.

Corrupt
20-05-2007, 17:10
Ah dave
And his awesome painting
Looking forward to blowing apart these lovingly crafted models with artillary :D

Marovingean
20-05-2007, 17:17
Yeah, the Tau scheme is really crisp :)
I really love doing =I= models, I really need to start again.......

M

schoolcormorant
20-05-2007, 17:18
sp'tacular!

SC

Ninners
20-05-2007, 19:01
very cool, the tau are looking awesome and the converted lord is great

keep up the good work and get some pic of the nids please!

The Laughing God
20-05-2007, 19:05
I really like the Tau camo. I'll be following this thread to see what comes up. So far everything looks really good!

-The Laughing God-

Blood Raven
20-05-2007, 19:41
The Tau are awesome

doghouse
20-05-2007, 19:44
Looking good, nice job with the Pirahna.
Who's the big guy in the background on the white base?

Dominus Ex Machina
20-05-2007, 19:53
Yeah I wanted to ask that to (same thing as doghouse that is)

So you've only been into the hobby for three years (?) and still you're much better than I am at sculpting! I really need to practise on that... I really like everything I see here. Looking great! Keep going!

dave38x
21-05-2007, 16:42
Ok, people wanted pics of so many different things. i will try to satisfy, here goes with some of the chaos marines that people wanted:

The DA Chaos Marines:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/chaosDA7.jpg

A Rhino:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/RhinoDA2.jpg

Lord Asmodeus (INQ scale Chaos Lord)

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/Lord%20Asmodeus/P5090295.jpg

A Fex:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/Fex1.jpg


more photos through this link:

http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/

Lavadude360
21-05-2007, 17:06
awesome work!

keep it up

:)

Blood Raven
21-05-2007, 18:05
I love the carapce on the fex

Corrupt
21-05-2007, 21:21
Iv touched some of these pieces of magic:D
They were tingly...KInda plasticy too some of them
Whats up with that?

warboss48
21-05-2007, 21:52
Those are great, especially the INQ scale Chaos Lord.

Great_Destroyer
22-05-2007, 00:36
Your chaos marines are really kool, I really like the rhino so far, really kool!
your nids are top noch too, cant wait to see more man!

Greblord
22-05-2007, 11:08
Hoo Boy, the 54mm lord is lovely. Looking forward to seeing him painted!
Love your Tau scheme too! Keep up the good work.

dave38x
22-05-2007, 14:53
Good news people, i acquired the Tau Megaforce today as it is my 17th Birthday!! (off topic: first driving lesson on thursday:D )

jasevx
22-05-2007, 14:57
More gluing yourself together, good luck and lets see some awesome conversions!

Daemonslave
22-05-2007, 16:12
That Inq scale Chaos Lord is brill. Love the chains on the Rhino too, gives it real character. I look forward to seeing more.

dave38x
30-05-2007, 21:25
and yes ladies and gents, i have a few new models for you to view!

A vindicare assassin (callidus and eversor to follow)


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/vindicare3.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/vindicare2.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/vindicare1.jpg

there you go people. he is a showcase model, hence the large base. pathfinder snipers on the next post!

Corrupt
30-05-2007, 21:30
Sexy
Wish I could have him for my Guard :(

dave38x
30-05-2007, 21:35
And a squad of Sniper Pathfinders complete with a spotter.

Spotter:


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath8.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath7.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath6.jpg

dave38x
30-05-2007, 21:37
Sniper 1


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath11.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath10.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath9.jpg

dave38x
30-05-2007, 21:38
Sniper 2 (kneeling)

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath3.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath2.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath1.jpg

dave38x
30-05-2007, 21:39
Prone Sniper:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath5.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/sniperpath4.jpg


in addition, for anyone who is interested, i will be selling a callidus and an eversor on ebay fully painted. if the interest is there of course.

Corrupt
30-05-2007, 21:42
Likin them
Cant wait till they painted so I can artillary their ass
Can just see it now
"Sir we lost 2 men to Tau Snipers"
"Snipers you say....Artillary-Coordinated 2437, 2736 FIRE FOR EFFECT"

Lord Cook
03-07-2007, 20:51
Really great camo on the Tau. And that Inq-scale Lord is amazing!

Norsehawk
04-07-2007, 03:12
Lets see, a few questions and comments.

Is your chaos army based on the Pyre? (if so, good show I've only seen one other person do the Pyre)
awesome 54mm chaos lord

The assassin looks great.

The pathfinders are great looking, the primer could be much better tho, lots of patchiness, and you cut up sniper drones, the poor loyal little robots got the axe :)

jasevx
04-07-2007, 08:00
Best Tau sniper conversion I've seen so far!

dave38x
06-07-2007, 17:49
norsehawk: the army is inspired by, but not based on the pyre. the colour scheme is all that was lifted. an extensive background to the Fallen Vipers chapter exists, unfortunately for you most of it is in my head.

RE the pathfinders, i agree with you, the primer is s***e and the reason is that exactly halfway through the first coat my bottle changed from pshhh to pffffff, ie. the bottle went empty. have finished them off since though.

I have finished the vindicare, and have nearly done a hammerhead that has evaded the log so far.

Pics to follow!

dave38x
16-07-2007, 19:08
the Vindy is finished, and heres the elusive hammerhead, plus a look at the desk.:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/vindicaref1.jpg

the head:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/railhead1.jpg

its hull anyways.

an enginseer project with 6 colours (thats the plan anyway):

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/enginseer.jpg

more 2 follow.

SO MANY MODELS, SO LITTLE TIME!!!

dave38x
16-07-2007, 19:21
A Tau XV8 bodyguard:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/bg1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/bg.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/bg2.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/bg3.jpg

dave38x
16-07-2007, 19:25
The general junk:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/stuff2.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/stuff.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/stuff1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/stuff3.jpg

Screaming Evil
13-08-2007, 21:25
Amazing stuff dave, this actually might have inspired me to get out my chaos again just so i can play against some of that stuff.

The camo on the tau, and the tau conversions in general are awsome!! How long does it take usually to do the camo on a single trooper?

dave38x
13-08-2007, 21:45
i do them in batches of two. and i can (on a good day) have the camo down, shaded, highlighted in about 25 minutes. XV8s take nearer an hour for the entire cam set. tanks can take 10-15 hours.

dave38x
13-08-2007, 22:08
Some photos of my standard tau foot troops:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/tau1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/tau2.jpg
that isnt really foot troops, but hey.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/tau3.jpg

jasevx
14-08-2007, 08:28
I'm loving the splinter camo, works brilliantly with Tau!

Crube
14-08-2007, 08:58
I like the camo in the tau, especially effective on the tanks... do you mask off areas to get a nice sharp edge, or do you free hand it?

dave38x
14-08-2007, 13:39
i freehand it. takes ages but is worth it in the end.

synapse
14-08-2007, 14:02
ireally like the =][= scale marine as well as the converted terminator - looking forward to seeing them painted :p

Lord Cook
14-08-2007, 15:21
Those fire warriors look fantastic!

pjc
14-08-2007, 15:32
i love the inquisitor scale lord! youve done a beautiful job on him
cant wait to see him painted

dave38x
15-08-2007, 19:13
Men and women of the Imperium! Renegades!... and anyone not in the above.

in my endless quest for tau technology, i am building *drum roll*

a railgun

a real, working railgun

project completion deadline is easter 08 anyone have any HV capacitors they wish to sell, please pm me.

Corrupt
15-08-2007, 19:22
Men and women of the Imperium! Renegades!... and anyone not in the above.

in my endless quest for tau technology, i am building *drum roll*

a railgun

a real, working railgun

project completion deadline is easter 08 anyone have any HV capacitors they wish to sell, please pm me.

Just to back him up. He is making this in DT and Ive seen the calculations for it...nasty stuff!
Personally I say go for it...tho for flinging high velocity metal I think our cadet rifles are equally good:D
Good luck for tomoz btw man

ice
15-08-2007, 21:13
everything looks great!!!! I love the Inquisitor scale chaos lard! keep it up Dave!

dave38x
16-08-2007, 09:43
thx. its results day today *gulps* if i fail never mind, if i pass, then the painting standard will probably suffer a slight dip (hangovers :p)

dave38x
17-08-2007, 22:12
3 As 1 C!!!!!!! XD there is going to be a party tomoro nite. o yeah :D

dave38x
21-08-2007, 17:18
A few varied things for you today seers of war.

My project so bueatifully inspired by jak and daxter and the wonderful fantasy hex tiles that came free in WD (i got 2 issues for some reason :D ) this is an Adeptus Mechanicus Research Station which can support 1 battleship or 1 cruiser and 2 light cruisers/escorts. the actual hex tile is an ancient dark age relic with systems of a complexity approaching that of the blackstones.

The station:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/worldstation.jpg

The battleship docking arm:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/worldstation1.jpg

and a link to some more.

http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/ (http://http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/)

I just bought an AM light cruiser 2 go with the station. :)

jasevx
21-08-2007, 17:22
Congrats on the exams Dave, and the space station is looking good!

Lord Cook
22-08-2007, 11:48
I really like the space station, although when I first saw it I thought it looked like a sort of artificial environment, with forests and such like down on the surface of the station. If anyone's seen the new Battlestar Galactica, think of Cloud Nine.

dave38x
22-08-2007, 11:56
the idea is that its an ancient artificial environ platform in deep space that the AM have found in their quest for endless knowledge and grabbed, adding on modern equipment to form a large space station. More stuff to follow, im starting to paint it this afternoon will get some pics up as soon as possible!

Luke
22-08-2007, 12:03
Your Tau are incredible, I love that camo scheme, it really suits them. Your pulse rifles look more hard edged for some reason.

The space station is terrific, can't wait to see more.

ozzfan
22-08-2007, 13:37
Great stuff, love the Inquisitor Chaos Lord.

And you use Revell Contacta! Great glue delivery system.

Death Korp
22-08-2007, 14:41
Everything looks ace (especally the tau and the chaos boyz) , but that Ship reminds me of Cloud Nine Lord Kook, from BSG.

DK

dave38x
23-08-2007, 09:07
guess ill have to watch a bit more BSG (only seen the film)

dave38x
04-09-2007, 18:53
Some BFG action for you people as of late. i have finished my AM light cruiser, and have put it on next to an Emperor class battleship which i completed ages ago but you get to see anyway. sorry the shots arent up to the usual standard. enjoy!

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/amcruiser1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/amcruiser2.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/amcruiser8.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/amcruiser7.jpg

and a link:

http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/

ice
05-09-2007, 01:41
Dave: the BFG ships are looking good, some of my friends play and it's alot of fun, but I'm hooked into my BA and Lotr right now! keep it up! and maybe we'll see some tau and some more of that space station?

dave38x
05-09-2007, 18:07
ice: the tau are somewhat on the backburner at the moment. my life is the model i have for you today: for those of you that have painted models for a certain competition, does this sound familiar?

you decide on the model you are going to enter in january. you then aquire the parts and start work, and the assembly is finished by june. the model is then undercoated, and gathers dust till mid august. in mid august, you decide you had better start painting, but realise that you have way too little time and so switch projects for the competition. the beginning of september rolls round, and with 2.5 weeks to go, the model needs a lot of work.

this, ladies and gentlemen, is my entrance in the UK Golden Demon 2007 40k single mini, entitled Hexantii, Commander of "The Omnissiah's Treasure"

Omnissiahs Treasure is the light cruiser i have displayed, incidentally.

Here he is, the pics are not too good. (cheap cameras for the lose!)

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/admechWIP.jpg

and a link to some more:

http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/

jasevx
05-09-2007, 22:00
he is great, the gold is superb

Corrupt
06-09-2007, 17:59
That is a very nice techpriest!
Lovin the scheme

ice
07-09-2007, 07:35
dave: how'd you do that gold? or better yet how'd you do that red?

dave38x
10-09-2007, 08:32
Thankyou for the comments, he is almost done. I spent 5 hours on sunday doing the backpack. i admit, i gave in and drybrushed it but nevermind.

@ ice: The red is as follows:

The entire model is given two coats of thin humbrol number 33 matt black paint. this i find is better than acrylic for the undercoat as it does not peel, is not as shiny and preserves far more detail.

A thing scorched brown undercoat is applied. then a tiny amount of blood red is added, and almost the entire cloak highlighted. add a bit more red, and repeat.

2 hours and 20-30 coats later, the mix has reached 1:2 brown to red. i then added in a minute dot of fiery orange and start to highlite the edges. the paint is extremely thin which means that the bright colour isnt too obvious. 5 progressively smaller highlights are applied, and the cloak is done.

Metalic paints are slightly more forgiving, as they naturally have a degree of transparency to them. all of the metal exept the wrench on the end of the axe is undercoated tin bitz. then his armour is highlighted up using brazen brass till the mix reaches 1 tin bitz: 2 brass. a slight amount of chainmail is then worked into the highlights.

the shaft of the axe, the spike and his face mask are highlighted by blending shining gold with tin bitz. rivets and edges highlighted with 1:1 chainmail shining gold.

the metal is all done using variants on a theme: work the colour up with tin bitz and boltbun metal, highlight by adding mithril silver in.

all rivets are highlighted with neat chainmail. the axe grips are then washed 1:1:2 brown ink:dark green ink:water

for definition brown ink is worked into all cracks and crevases.

and there you have it. come and see it on display at GD UK! i am thinking of painting the base black, lining the edges with codex grey and gloss varnishing it to reflect the model. the entire model will be varnished matt. will put some pictures up tonight!

dave38x
22-09-2007, 13:55
Wish me luck people, tomorrow is golden demon. Just having some last minute rebasing nightmares...:skull:

Novogord_Vivendi
22-09-2007, 14:12
Well good luck Dave38x, may the machinegod be with you.

dave38x
22-09-2007, 14:17
thanking you novogord, the entry form lies in front of me...

dave38x
25-09-2007, 20:17
i have the following new models:
thunderbolt pilot:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Imperial%20Navy/pilot5.jpg

ork sqwadron kommanda:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Orks/opilot2.jpg

and the titan crew on foot:
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog/teamstore.jpg

many hours of painting await :)

dave38x
03-10-2007, 19:46
Terribly sorry about the lack of updates lately. i just havent had time to do anything. have been working on a piranha though. when i can get a chance, i will put some photos up.

dave38x
09-10-2007, 18:37
An update finally:

here are some alternative payload seeker missiles ive been working on:

http://warseer.com/forums/40k-rules/106968-tau-seeker-missiles-alternative-payloads.html

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PA090317.jpg

a new piranha: (2 to go)

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PA090318.jpg

a skyray turret for my hammerhead:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PA090316.jpg

and some pathfinders:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PA090320.jpg

Corrupt
09-10-2007, 20:16
Very cool
Hope to face them with the Death Korps soon
I see a slow infantry advance with bayonets fixed into your guns with my eventually overrunning your position through sheer willpower
Beaucoup de casualties either way so whatever:D

dave38x
18-11-2007, 17:57
well, i would have some more models for you to look at, specifically a devilfish, some pathfinders and a piranha but my camera seems to have gone missing in the last 15 minutes.

Lord Cook
18-11-2007, 20:00
--Lord Cook can't talk right now because he's busy rappelling down the side of dave38x's house, camera in hand. If he could talk he'd say that the camo on the Tau is as sweet looking as ever.--

dave38x
19-11-2007, 19:29
--Lord Cook can't talk right now because he's busy rappelling down the side of dave38x's house, camera in hand. If he could talk he'd say that the camo on the Tau is as sweet looking as ever.--
*warm glowy feeling*

i found the camera, so your lust for winter camo can be sated. the camera was hiding under two tanks worth of the stuff! really need to paint less effective camo...

the second piranha in its wintery completeness:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PB180347-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PB180348.jpg

A new battlesuit:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PB180338.jpg

dave38x
19-11-2007, 19:32
the skyray turret:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PA090316.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PB180349.jpg

And my pride, the interior of my second devilfish:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j188/dave38x/40k/PB180344.jpg

satisfied your urge lord cook? :p

Lord Cook
19-11-2007, 22:46
satisfied your urge lord cook? :p

No camo will ever be perfectly satisfactory, because if it actually worked as intended I wouldn't be able to see the models, giving me nothing to look at.

But yeah this comes close ;). Nice work on the interior of the piranha, you've made good use of what appears to be an ink wash. Same goes for the devilfish.

More important question; Where is that Imperial Navy Thunderbolt pilot and when are we going to see him painted?

schoolcormorant
19-11-2007, 23:14
I really like the tau camouflage scheme. I think i've said so before, the interior is fantastic also. good work :)

SC

deathskullork
19-11-2007, 23:27
Those tau are really nice I love the camo.

dave38x
20-11-2007, 10:45
lord cook: The pilot is with my other forgeworld models: sitting in a box, in their packaging. and every time i open the box and look at them they say "you cant paint us, your not good enough, you would spoil us!"

i feel guilty just looking at them.