The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 17/07/17]

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/05/16]

Post#181 » May 27 2016 08:26

Hey now.. a sketchpad has been broken out! Count me interested even more! :D

I like the designs and the angled layout is a fair method for both sides and really appreciate this when modellers plan out game spaces.

Latest tau models though; well rendered as usual :)

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/05/16]

Post#182 » Aug 14 2016 04:43

The battle board is on hold at the moment as the company that was doing the insulation in the loft room has gone bust before finishing up the Job and I'm left trying to sort it out before I can start work on my project up there...

I've finally gotten around to painting my Remoras. I love these models and I can't wait to get more of them in the future!

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I have some Crisis suits up next and Dreadnoughts. I'm still not sure my order of battle yet!

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 14/08/16]

Post#183 » Aug 14 2016 01:43

I'm really digging the color scheme and your army looks great.

Keep it up!
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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 14/08/16]

Post#184 » Aug 18 2016 12:54

Remoras are among my favorite Tau models. So much so, that I just bought another pair. Yours are exceptionally good looking. Excellent work.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 14/08/16]

Post#185 » Aug 21 2016 04:11

Thanks very much guys.

I've been working on something a little bit late in the coming... I've finally made the final member for my Farsight 8 unit. I present to you Commander Brave Storm.

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Also as it's been so long since I posted the rest of the squad I though I'd take a new group shot will the whole gang.

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I've also got a mood shot I'd quite like to share.

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I quite like the paint scheme and once my main T'au cadre is "finished" I may start to add more black units to my army.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 21/08/16]

Post#186 » Aug 21 2016 07:05

Those look awesome. I'm seriously envious. I'm planning on painting my pair of Y'Vahra riptides primarily black, do you have any tips on getting them to look awesome? Sadly, I don't own an airbrush though.
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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 21/08/16]

Post#187 » Aug 22 2016 03:20

Thank you Masterpillar. Honestly the "black" armour is really easy and not at all sophisticated... It was Vallejo Model color black grey over black primer with an edge highlight of their Game color cold grey followed by a heavy-ish wash of GW's nuln oil. The darker areas like the under armoured leg joints are just left in primer black with the wash over them. It adds a little bit of texture over the area and makes it look like you've done much more to the model. I then add enough flashes of contrast to trick the eye into seeing a more evolved paint scheme.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 21/08/16]

Post#188 » Nov 10 2016 12:23

Ok here are the last round of recruits for my cadre....

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.......I've ran out of Tau units to paint for now and I'm back on with my Blood Angels for now. Though Blood bowl is a calling me! I'm not allowed it until Christmas but I have a human team I picked up years ago in need of paint with a few character models.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 10/11/16]

Post#189 » Nov 10 2016 07:32

Great update - liking the posing of the heroes. The tabard really adds a nice dynamic to the model. Always a fan of the Ry'Mr suit by FW.

Nice tones across the board for this scheme. Really makes the new plastics shine in detail.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 10/11/16]

Post#190 » Nov 11 2016 03:05

Thanks you Tael. The tabard isn't half bad for just being a left over Fireblade cape, it fits really nice. R'myr was the last character model I had to get for the Tau and by the looks of it I was just in time before they pulled him. I do like the model it's same they've took him off sale. My "buffmander" also has sunken weapon mounts just in case I'd like to run him with dakka. The new plastic kits are very nice for making your troop units look individual and the poses available to squad leaders are bewildering! I'm looking forward to clearing my back log of Marines, but I'm itching to get hold of more Tau, lol.

Edit: False alarm! R'myr is still available I just couldn't see him this morning whilst looking for the spelling of his name. I've no idea why I couldn't find him...

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 10/11/16]

Post#191 » Nov 22 2016 05:20

I've been fairly busy I've gotten a squad of ten assault marines and drop pod finished... I've not taken any pictures of them yet. But I've been bitten by the Blood bowl bug... I'm not allowed my new copy until Christmas so to get me by and able to play and get used to the rules I've been rescued an old team stripped them rebases them and got the pitch ready.

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I agonised over the colour scheme for ages and after a brief discussion on face book I'd settled on bone/white cloth and Purple armour. I got the base coat on then then set about building up the layers. I'd Started with a dark brown undercoat. The added a blue tone as the base for the light cloth and went about adding in dark metallics for later chipping effects... The rest they say is history!

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I loved the combination of the initial base layers so much I just ran with it! Now lets, play ball!

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/11/16]

Post#192 » Nov 23 2016 06:29

Clean, bold with a great retro throwback - I think I prefer these guys over the newer models as there is a bold simplicity to the figures. Uncomplicated and yet exude a confident character in their design.

I've got a dozen projects on the go, always enjoyable to see what else folks are working on :D

Thanks for the update! :D

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/11/16]

Post#193 » Nov 24 2016 09:41

Thanks Tael. From what these guys used to look like form the mess of my old pre-teen paint work to this is such a transformation that I'm taken a back every time I see these pictures never mind the models them selves! As much as nothing difficult went on to get these looking the way they do, I'm supper please with they way they've turned out.... Maybe even proud.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/11/16]

Post#194 » Nov 25 2016 07:30

Rightly so too. Its an effective result and honestly, more like a sports team. You want bold and signature tones to identify your team mates on the field :)

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/11/16]

Post#195 » Nov 29 2016 04:41

My up and coming projects one not of my own I have an army commission on the blocks... It's not something I normally do. I've done bit for friends before but I've never charges for my conversion works or my paint. This however is a full army so I had to get a little something for my efforts.

My to do list is and will be:
Logan on chariot (magnetised for detachment),
Axe dreadnought,
Crusader Land raider (old school metal one),
Arjack Rockfist(sp?),
3 Thunderwolf cavalry,
And 15 Wolf guard Terminators;
5 with claws,
5 with thunder hammers and shields,
and the last five have assault cannon and storm bolters all with shields.

They will all be my version of the Heresy grey paint. They will have a dirty gold trim, green lenses and glow effects. I'll be putting them on snow bases, I may even put a touch of water effect on for bit of melt water here and there and some tundra grass tufts to break it up a little bit.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/11/16]

Post#196 » Feb 26 2017 01:14

Ok I've been quite but not unoccupied, my time has very much been filled. This commission has taken longer than it should of but has turned out fantastically. So much so I've already received another addition to paint up and there are plans to add another 2k points to this list very soon.

This is in part why progress took so long...

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Now looking at that paint so close to bare plastic in colour was soul destroying!

I got better very fast once I hit them with more colours.

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I really wish I could keep these!

My next project is Blood Bowl both Orks and Human teams. I've also got a Tau shieldline and few 3rd party characters to do.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/11/16]

Post#197 » Mar 05 2017 03:02

All good, commission can be very absorbing of hobby time. I particularly like the shield work in the last image; what did you do to achieve ageing of the metal boss?

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 22/11/16]

Post#198 » Mar 05 2017 05:09

My biggest problem is getting a paint scheme settled on takes me ages, but once that's done I can rattle through them at pace. The green on the shield is Nihilakh Oxide it's also what has been used on all the gems, lenses, and runes as well as the lightening claws... With pure white highlights.

As well as more of these guys I might have a chaos demon (Magnus) and some traitor legion characters coming up soon. For now though I'm back on with some personal projects... I'm going to get my blood bowl set finished up then work on my shieldwall and Wargames exclusive models I got for Christmas. I've got the Humans done so far....

Making these new sculpts roughly match the paint scheme on the older models I've redone recently was a challenge but I think I've gotten some were near!

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It should be Orks next unless I get distracted, lol.

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