The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 09/10/17]

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 08/05/17]

Post#241 » May 15 2017 03:10

Hahaha.. all good, just keep posting those great models. :)

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 08/05/17]

Post#242 » May 15 2017 03:23

I'm on with house painting at them moment, my hobby room is look fantastic! I'm on with the rest of the house next. Then I'll be back to the grind stone. :D

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 08/05/17]

Post#243 » May 28 2017 11:32

Shas'O Darklighter wrote:I'm on with house painting at them moment, my hobby room is look fantastic! I'm on with the rest of the house next. Then I'll be back to the grind stone. :D


Have you finished the house yet? The grind stone is awaiting your return my friend. :biggrin:

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 08/05/17]

Post#244 » May 28 2017 12:28

I've done two rooms and today was my strongman event. I have another two room to go, but might sneak in a few cheeky units before I get back to it. We'll have to see though as it's schools half term holidays as well and my free time is not my own at the moment.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 08/05/17]

Post#245 » Jun 09 2017 05:21

With the new edition all but landed I've not been buying anything new. I'm still on with finishing up the few models/units I have left to paint. These are almost all for my Blood Angels. I do have a piece from Wargames Exclusive that I'm working on but I've had to halt progress until I get to the shops for more paint! I've not been idle though and have finished up the last of the terminators for my Angels. I've also started on a couple of character models and 3 Terminator Librarians.

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Group shots of my current full 1st Company... I need to add Sternguard and Vanguards at some point.

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I think I still have at least one unit/box of Tactical Marines as well as some metal Sternguard I've not quite made my mind up as of yet as to what I'm going to make them up as?

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Post#246 » Jun 09 2017 07:00

You're a machine, I've barely painted half that number this year and I'm collectng a Goblin army haha :D

Lovely work as usual.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 09/06/17]

Post#247 » Jun 10 2017 03:48

Thank you man. To be fair I'm a little put off by the idea of having to paint a hoard army, lol. I'm sure I could do it but that mental block is a big obstacle!

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 09/06/17]

Post#248 » Jun 17 2017 04:51

I have finally painted up a full Vanguard squad I know a bit bland on the weapons load out but I'm sure the 5 melta pistols will spice things up a bit!

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I've had a few people tripping over them selves about that banner. It's just a decals from the GW BA's transfer sheet applied over a hand painted back drop with some brush work text on the bottom finished up with a light wash. I'm really pleased with the result I think it looks awesome. I feel like a fraud every time someone asks how it was done and I have to explain, lol.

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Post#249 » Jun 18 2017 04:18

I wouldn't have believed that was a transfer, but a quick search shows it to be true. Nether the less it is still an amazing banner, weathered really nicely (and a much better application of transfers than I could ever hope to achieve)!

Very nicely done sir.

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Post#250 » Jun 18 2017 11:17

Thank you, much appreciated Ironsky. I'd have to admit I had my doubts after some of the feed back left me feeling judged, like I'd done something dirty, lol... I'm over it now though. I just had a bit of a wobble that left me questioning my abilities.

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Post#251 » Jun 18 2017 11:10

Hey man, use the tools to do the deed. If I have this right based on instagram folks I follow, the BA Decals were designed by Goodwin's daugther who is a designer at GW. Imbued with the spirit of The Godwyn pattern again!

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Post#252 » Jun 19 2017 03:08

Wow that's a cool bit of information... I didn't know he had family in the business!

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Post#253 » Jun 26 2017 12:33

I'm not quite done with Blood angels yet. I'm sure you are all sick of the sight of them by now but, I'm really close to finishing them and I've been so full of the motivation. I have to ride this wave while it lasts!

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I've been smashing out army lists recently and I'm finally looing into painting some weapon options for my crisis suits... I just need to buy more Magnets! I'm feeling a little better about the new rules now I've built a few lists. I still feel my Blood Angles work much more as expected than the Tau do, I mean how expensive are Broadsides. I could field 9 for the price I'm now paying for 3!!!! It seems that the only way to affordably field anti-tank is Crisis suits. At least that's how I see it after a very quick overlook and I'm yet to play a game that's coming this weekend so I'll know much more after then.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 26/06/17]

Post#254 » Jun 29 2017 04:56

For the first time ever I have made list with every model I own just to see what I got in my collection! This doesn't include any of my FW units though and is only to the best of recollection. I may have more or less! It comes to 10086points and 520 PL.... with 16CP I'm sure I could get more with a few tweaks!


++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (T'au Empire) [104 PL, 1842pts] ++

+ HQ +

Commander Farsight [8 PL, 151pts]

Darkstrider [3 PL, 45pts]

+ Troops +

Kroot Carnivores [6 PL, 102pts]: 17x Kroot

Kroot Carnivores [6 PL, 102pts]: 17x Kroot

Kroot Carnivores [6 PL, 102pts]: 17x Kroot

+ Elites +

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 376pts]: Early warning override, Ion accelerator, Target lock
. 2 smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits [12 PL, 222pts]: Homing beacon
. 3x Stealth Shas'ui (no upgrade): 3x Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'ui w/ Fusion blaster: Fusion blaster
. Stealth Shas'ui w/ Fusion blaster: Fusion blaster
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits [12 PL, 180pts]
. 5x Stealth Shas'ui (no upgrade): 5x Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

+ Fast Attack +

Kroot Hounds [2 PL, 24pts]: 6x Kroot Hound

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 96pts]: 12x MV1 Gun Drone

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 96pts]: 12x MV1 Gun Drone

+ Heavy Support +

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 175pts]: Railgun
. 2 burst cannons: 2x Burst cannon

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 171pts]: Railgun
. 2 Gun Drones: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [35 PL, 672pts] ++

+ HQ +

Aun'Shi [4 PL, 68pts]

+ Fast Attack +

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 96pts]: 12x MV4 Shield Drone

TX4 Piranhas [16 PL, 328pts]
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

Vespid Stingwings [9 PL, 180pts]: 11x Vespid Stingwing, Vespid Strain Leader

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [58 PL, 1024pts] ++

+ HQ +

Ethereal [3 PL, 50pts]: Honour blade, Hover Drone

+ Elites +

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [22 PL, 504pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'vre: 2x Fusion blaster

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [22 PL, 272pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer
. Crisis Shas'vre: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [11 PL, 198pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: Multi-tracker, 2x Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'ui: Multi-tracker, 2x Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'ui: Multi-tracker, 2x Plasma rifle

++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [28 PL, 571pts] ++

+ HQ +

Ethereal [2 PL, 46pts]: Equalizers

Ethereal [2 PL, 45pts]: Honour blade

Ethereal [2 PL, 45pts]: Honour blade

+ Lord of War +

KV128 Stormsurge [22 PL, 435pts]: Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, Counterfire defence system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse blastcannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system
. 2 flamers: 2x Flamer

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [94 PL, 2060pts] ++

+ HQ +

XV86 Coldstar Commander [7 PL, 134pts]: High-output burst cannon, Missile pod

+ Heavy Support +

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [29 PL, 628pts]: 2x MV8 Missile Drone
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'vre: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [29 PL, 628pts]: 2x MV8 Missile Drone
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'vre: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [29 PL, 670pts]: 2x MV8 Missile Drone
. Broadside Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system
. . Two high-yield missile pods: 2x High-yield missile pod
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system
. . Two high-yield missile pods: 2x High-yield missile pod
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'vre: Advanced targeting system
. . Two high-yield missile pods: 2x High-yield missile pod
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

++ Brigade Detachment +9CP (T'au Empire) [201 PL, 3917pts] ++

+ HQ +

Aun'Va [4 PL, 75pts]: Aun'Va, Ethereal Guard, Ethereal Guard

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: Markerlight

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: Markerlight

Commander Shadowsun [9 PL, 173pts]: MV62 Command-link Drone

+ Troops +

Breacher Team [6 PL, 108pts]: 9x Fire Warrior, Fire Warrior Shas'ui, MV36 Guardian Drone
. DS8 Tactical Support Turret: Missile pod

Breacher Team [6 PL, 108pts]: 9x Fire Warrior, Fire Warrior Shas'ui, MV36 Guardian Drone
. DS8 Tactical Support Turret: Missile pod

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse carbine
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse carbine
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine

+ Elites +

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 372pts]: Ion accelerator, Multi-tracker, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 372pts]: Ion accelerator, Multi-tracker, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 372pts]: Ion accelerator, Multi-tracker, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit [10 PL, 240pts]: Fusion collider, 2x MV5 Stealth Drone, Shield generator, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 137pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 137pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 92pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: 3x Ion rifle

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 122pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: Ion rifle
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 2x Rail rifle

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 120pts]: 12x MV7 Marker Drone

+ Heavy Support +

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

+ Flyer +

AX39 Sun Shark Bomber [9 PL, 167pts]: Markerlight, Missile pod, 2x MV17 Interceptor Drone, 2x Seeker missile

+ Dedicated Transport +

TY7 Devilfish [7 PL, 127pts]: Burst cannon
. 2 Gun Drones: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

TY7 Devilfish [7 PL, 127pts]: Burst cannon
. 2 Gun Drones: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

++ Total: [520 PL, 10086pts] ++

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It's quite a list, right. It's all fully painted!

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 26/06/17]

Post#255 » Jun 30 2017 05:20

Wow, that is quite the shopping list. You seriously need to get that on a table and take a family photo :D

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 26/06/17]

Post#256 » Jun 30 2017 07:39

I know I'm working on it I have a room and a table I just need to get a board set up next. The plan was this summer but a family vacation is eating all my hobby funds, so it might end up being this winters activity instead!

I've also realised I'm missed out Farsight and his 8 from that list but I'm also unsure on how to points cost them!

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 26/06/17]

Post#257 » Jul 07 2017 03:42

I got some Librarians ready to serve.

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I've been bought a Sanguinary priest and as it's such nice a model I'm going to paint him next.... Then the Tau hover car from Wargames Exclusive, I promise!

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

Post#258 » Jul 09 2017 05:13

I got this bought for me last weekend and it is so pretty it had to jump the cue.

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I'm quickly running out of stuff to paint so I might have to stop spamming the forum soon!

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