Orange Sun Sept - Deet's WIP of awesome things

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#21 » Feb 05 2014 02:02

oh my god, you absolutely crushed it on the lens in the head. wow.

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Post#22 » Feb 20 2014 12:21

I managed to work in a lot of other spraying while I was working on that Broadside, so there are a few models trickling across the finish line now. I painted up the drones from the Pathfinder sprue without really reading the codex entry. Can't see myself actually fielding them until a codex rewrite, but they look pretty good. Practice I guess.

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Also finally painted up a Kroot Hound just in time for a match vs Nidzilla. Those acute senses came in handy! He's probably not 100% done yet, but it was one of my fastest start to finish models yet. Nice when something comes together fast like that. Always rewarding to field new units.

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Currently working on a second FW squad. Can't believe I've been playing for over a year now with only 2 troops squads. I'll post up a how to on my paint scheme when they're done, more for my own learning than anything.
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Post#23 » Mar 19 2014 11:54

Took me forever, but I finally finished my second squad of Fire Warriors.

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Here's the Shas'Ui. Arms taken from the tank commander, and carved out helmet with a bow to Tael:
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A few assorted poses:
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this is probably my favorite shot. Model on the left comes from my 1st squad ever painted in Dec 2012. Model on the right with all I've picked up in the last year in this hobby. Been a lot of fun!
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As always, pics and progress shots on my blog in the sig below.

Another bit of fun, my Broadside was featured on today's White Dwarf Daily! Certainly feels like a nice little pat on the back. Now I think I'm going to have to be gunning for a feature in the print version. A ways off perhaps, but gotta have a goal somewhere in between where I am now and a Slayer Sword.

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - my ongoing Tau army project

Post#24 » Mar 19 2014 12:29

Camouflage? Where we're going we don't need camouflage.

When you think 'orange tau' you just think 'oh christ, no...' but looking at these my only thought is 'daaaaaamn!'
Those are some fine looking fire warriors and the orange/green contrast on the kroot is perfect. Add to that the dirty grimy stuff around exhausts and it all comes together so naturally it makes me jealous!

The orange/blue/white on the tanks make me think emergency services...
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Post#25 » Mar 19 2014 01:33

Ha! Thanks man. Yeah, aside from just liking orange, that was kind of part of the plan for me. So often I see really hideous brightly colored models that just don't work, and and I kind of wanted to prove that it could be done. I understand it's not for everyone. They're certainly a bit garish, but I kind of wanted something unapologetic- camo be damned!

Funny with the emergency services. Hadn't thought of that. In the US, you might see an ambulance in those colors rarely, but I've certainly seen those colors on emergency vehicles abroad. I suppose the comparison doesn't really bother me.

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Post#26 » Mar 19 2014 02:06

CONGRATS to deet for being featured on the GW blog today! Nice work, man!

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Post#27 » Apr 23 2014 11:15

Tau'va, brethren. I've been a little silent on my Tau boys for a while and I thought I'd show why.

I present to you my first squad of Grey Knights Terminators: Model Porn Extraveganza:
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All those details take for freaking ever! Glad to have one squad finally knocked down. Thanks to Patchoro and Persifal for the inspiration.

High res versions on my blog: http://thehammerofwrath.blogspot.com/2014/04/showcase-grey-knights-terminators.html

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Post#28 » Apr 23 2014 01:41

Loving the work! Keep it up!
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Post#29 » Oct 01 2014 11:35

Hello everyone. Been a while. Still neglecting my Tau brethren for the moment, but here's what I've been working on lately: my GK Stormraven

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Lots more high res views and the whole long tortured WIP on my blog

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Post#30 » Oct 14 2014 11:38

lord in heaven!

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - Deet's WIP of awesome things

Post#31 » Oct 14 2014 02:54

There are some examples of people's skill at painting figures that just make me want to snap my brushes and toss them in the bin because I'm clearly wasting my time. The same people seem to paint figures which are totally inspiring and make me want to paint more. These are gorgeous. And galling. All wrapped into one. Grrrr! Yay!
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Re: Orange Sun Sept - Deet's WIP of awesome things

Post#32 » Oct 14 2014 04:34

Shymer wrote:There are some examples of people's skill at painting figures that just make me want to snap my brushes and toss them in the bin because I'm clearly wasting my time. The same people seem to paint figures which are totally inspiring and make me want to paint more. These are gorgeous. And galling. All wrapped into one. Grrrr! Yay!


I know the feeling. It's okay, you can come look at my minis and feel better about yourself.

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Post#33 » Oct 15 2014 01:27

Hah. Thanks guys. I too know the feeling. I get discouraged/inspired by a lot of the painters here and on other sites I frequent. Persifal's thread is a great example. Wood grain on the weapon stock? Seriously? Damn, now I have to do that.

The important thing to remember is you're not competing with anyone- only yourself. If you scroll up to my Firewarriors, you can see one of my prouder posts in that last image. I try to get better with every model I paint and try something new each time out. You can see a lot of improvement in my short time in the hobby. I think the one thing that's helped me more than anything is having my own blog (with a couple of other painters). That commitment forces me to put something up every week, and every little comment I get, and as the page views slowly increase, it keeps me motivated. Find some friends, start a blog, keep the discussion moving, keep learning from each other, and keep plugging away. It also helps if your friends are better than you ;)

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Post#34 » Oct 29 2014 03:33

Staying busy on my GK. Learning a lot on weathering, which I'm hoping to apply to some Tau stuff soon. I've got a Broadside and a FW Turret waiting in the wings. Here's my Aegis line (that my Tau guys will probably steal fairly often). Got really good with the Modelmates Rust on this. The stuff is great out of the bottle, but if you know what you're doing you can control exactly what effect you want.

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WIP and process detailed on the blog.
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Post#35 » Jan 09 2015 03:09

Haven't checked in on my ATT WIP in a while. Just finished a full recap of my 2014 on my blog. Here's a sneak peek. I think it's time to dust off the orange paint bottles and get back to my Tau!

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Re: Orange Sun Sept - Deet's WIP of awesome things

Post#36 » Jan 10 2015 06:32

Hi Deet,
Good to see you are still at it!
Your paint jobs look great. I really like the weathering on those barricades.
I am looking forward to your future projects.

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Post#37 » Jan 19 2015 05:58

Finally finished my Dreadknight. Full pics and WIP on the blog.

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Up next on my table, I've got 3 IG Psykers, and :eek: a Cadre Fireblade and Kroot Shaper! Both those last guys have been base coated for over a year and it's well past time I showed them some love.

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Post#38 » Jan 28 2015 12:24

I'm making a long overdue return to my Tau boys. Finally back to work on my Cadre Fireblade that's been sitting base coated for over a year. I've got the colors blocked in now and just starting to do cleanup.

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