Babies First Army: And you can too!

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Tael
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Post#21 » Mar 14 2017 05:25

Hey hey...! (Applause) Welcome to the club Ka'buki :D My worst was black ink across my mother's favourite coffee table when I was a teenager.

Look forward to the new paint work. And cheers man! Glad to get folks creative ideas going!

I like the Broadside pose, look's like he is grouchily stalking forwards. ("Dang xenos messing up'ma lawn" - missile storm!)

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Post#22 » Mar 14 2017 07:30

My worst spill if you can call it that was with an old red ink. I'd just finished redecorating my bedroom when I lived with my parents, pristine white walls. I just opened the red ink for the first time ever to use on some BA's and when finished I with one finger attempted to close the lid. I pressed so hard the whole paint pot flew across the room hitting the wall at head height.... Every drop was now on my wall. It left me with a giant pink smudge until the day I moved out.

Also I do love the colour combo's you've chosen for your army it's quite striking in an understated way.

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Post#23 » Mar 14 2017 08:20

Tael wrote:Hey hey...! (Applause) Welcome to the club Ka'buki :D My worst was black ink across my mother's favourite coffee table when I was a teenager.

Look forward to the new paint work. And cheers man! Glad to get folks creative ideas going!

I like the Broadside pose, look's like he is grouchily stalking forwards. ("Dang xenos messing up'ma lawn" - missile storm!)


Ouch! I bet she was none too pleased! :eek:

That's just was I was going for with the pose! It reminds me of the Rex from metal gear solid. Making it more like a hulking animal makes them feel more menacing to me. I might incorporate more of the green color that's in my pathfinders to the broadsides, just for a bit of change, yet also keeping with theme coherency.

Shas'O Darklighter wrote:Every drop was now on my wall. It left me with a giant pink smudge until the day I moved out.

Also I do love the colour combo's you've chosen for your army it's quite striking in an understated way.


Oh man, I bet it looked pretty gruesome before you cleaned it up! :evil:

Thanks! I'm glad to see my ideas are coming across as intended. I appreciate the feedback a bunch guys!

I heavily modded up my devilfish to look more like an attack frigate rather than just a transport, which should lend itself well to doubling as a hammerhead. The only drawback is I don't have more of the same gundam parts to duplicate it once I buy another model. I'll post pics of it once I get it primed, as it looks a little over done as-is.

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Post#24 » Mar 15 2017 01:44

Ka'Buki wrote:Well, managed to accidentally spill the agrax while opening it. :::(

Luckily, I had the foresight to buy a ton of small eye droppers, and I used a small plastic divider from my case as a squeegee to help suck it back up. Ended up recovering about 3/4 of it.

Protip: don't hastily open pots because you're excited to paint. :D

I spilled my Agrax twice! And I only use it for tiny details (FW hooves).

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Post#25 » Mar 15 2017 09:09

As per usual, touchups etc. Finally got the confidence to paint my Ethereal!

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I'm surprised how well it goes with the theme. It took me an hour just to decide on colors before I even touched the paint. :neutral:

I nailed the gem in his face on the first go, and I let out an audible "Hell yeah!", then people looked at me funny. :crafty:

When something goes as planned on the first try, it really boosts the confidence!

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Post#26 » Mar 16 2017 04:56

The purple dry brush on the ethereal looks like a nebula pattern from the front... Very mystical. I also feel your pain, it takes me longer to workout what colours (and placements of them) I'm going to use then it does to actually finish the unit!

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Post#27 » Mar 22 2017 03:08

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More progress! Neither are finished yet, but the basic idea is there.

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Post#28 » Mar 22 2017 07:57

Hey now! Liking those missile racks on the 'Fish. Nice touch.

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Post#29 » Mar 23 2017 02:26

Thanks! Still looking for some of the other parts, specifically the guns from Heavy Arms.

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