Akul Contingent

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Post#61 » Mar 05 2017 02:55

Really effective cammo work, had to look twice to figure out what was going on! :D

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Post#62 » Mar 31 2017 01:10

I've actually had a few people not recognize it as a ghostkeel because the pose is so different from the stock pose, which makes me quite happy.

In other news . . .

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Trying to figure out a very different pose for this big guy too. Thinking of him double tapping the helbrute or maybe landing in a big crater like my submitted custom suit like in the competition. Hmmmmm. Either way I need some green stuff / magnets before I go much further.
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Post#63 » Mar 31 2017 06:06

He could kick the Hellbrute into next week. Every new angle on this model has me double take again, at just how big of a kit it is.

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Post#64 » Mar 31 2017 09:56

I'm thinking of cutting a huge whole in the hellbrute, basically a "U" like cut removing the head and up of the hellbrute while the stormsurge is stomping it into the ground and having the stormsurge's gun where its missile pods usually are pointed down at the hellbrute like it just blew it to pieces. This would require quite a bit of time, we'll see if I get the motivation. XD

It'll require me learning how to paint a hellbrute, a fair amount of green stuff, and learning how to paint something as a red-hot wreck.


[edit]: Some stealth suits on the board they were designed from
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Post#65 » Apr 06 2017 12:45

You have some of the most effective looking cloaking effects I have seen painted on models. The bright transition really sets it apart.

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Post#66 » Apr 08 2017 08:06

Indeed, that really is effective variation on the painting idea :biggrin:

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Post#67 » May 22 2017 07:52

Agentarrow wrote:You have some of the most effective looking cloaking effects I have seen painted on models. The bright transition really sets it apart.

Thanks I really appreciate that!


Finally got my magnets and greenstuff in the mail so I could continue working on my Stormsurge... here's the pose I ended up with.

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I spent like over an hour finagling with the different body parts until I got into a pose that I liked. I ended up not going for either of the other poses I was considering because a) I was too lazy (to learn all the hellbrute stuff) or b) it just couldn't really fit that pose well (for the crashing into the ground). The angle of this photo isn't great, I was going for the "walking slowly like a badass" pose (for reference see this video at 1:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ToPvx-z3bg). I've never really liked the open cockpit so I greenstuffed that. I also don't like the over the shoulder gun position (I mean how does it shoot anything?). I also greenstuffed the head to be a bit higher than usual so it can actually see over the front of itself.

It's a lot harder to hold different pieces in place to inspect them with this model as opposed to a ghostkeel.


I'll put up some more pictures later this week once I glue it to the base (its currently drying from the coat of primer).
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Post#68 » May 23 2017 09:47

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Got it all glued down this morning after a run to the store for more super glue. Also note in the background I finally got my ghostkeel magnetized. I'm prioritizing painting her Ion Raker / Fusion blasters (the only loadout I use at the moment), then I'll probably start on the stormsurge. Boy is it a big model though, I'll probably finish some other models while I paint it too.
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Post#69 » May 24 2017 09:17

Don't often see rear shots of such models, but there is so much going on there! Wow. Look forward to your progress across all that detail :biggrin:

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Post#70 » Jun 09 2017 07:56

After my first game of 8th I figured shield drones were a bit more mandatory.

So I painted all mine up.
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