Babies First Army: And you can too!

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Tearphoenix
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Post#11 » Mar 07 2017 08:32

They look great! I really like the scheme you have chosen. I think Tau look really good in grays and whites with cool colors.

As for the grass tufts, you could consider tufts that mix a bit of tan and green, but overall I don't think the green tufts look out of place at all. Basing is my favorite part of painting models. One, I enjoy the actual process, but it also brings a sense of completion.

I look forward to seeing the rest of your units. Keep up the great work!

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Ka'Buki
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Post#12 » Mar 07 2017 08:38

Thank you! I completely agree. It's definitely the icing on the cake. Bases are like the picture frame of the artwork. Sure you can slap a cool poster on the wall, but it looks so much better with a good frame around it. ;)

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Ka'Buki
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Post#13 » Mar 09 2017 11:08

Quick update:

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Still have to touch up the base on the Riptide. Went a little too heavy on the highlight of the rocks, plus still waiting on my game store to get the blue and agrax paints in.

Also, did some modding to my devilfish. I'll post pics once it's primed and the greenstuff dries.

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Ka'Buki
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Post#14 » Mar 10 2017 12:12

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Again, still need to detail then base, but here are my pathfinders and fire warriors. I'll try to post more tomorrow, sleepy now :)

Unicornsilovethem
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Post#15 » Mar 10 2017 07:41

What's that scheme you got on the pathfinders? I've been considering making my pathfinders look sneakier and something like that would work wonderfully.

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Ka'Buki
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Post#16 » Mar 10 2017 07:56

I don't know if it's an actual scheme or not, I just kinda made it up :P feel free to use it! The paints I used are

Stegadon scale green
Skavenblight since
Fenrisian grey
Karak stone
wazdakka red

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Tael
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Post#17 » Mar 11 2017 05:43

Looking good and it's cool to see certain units in the urban grey - gives me an idea on the kits I am yet to put together! haha.

I agree with Kakapo a few posts back, your initial base idea is good - though I then agree that a dash of dusty brown will tie in the grass better and give a subtle shade shift from the colour scheme of the models.

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Ka'Buki
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Post#18 » Mar 11 2017 05:47

Broke down and bought a Broadside. I felt that magnetizing the arms was going to hinder the pose, so I just went straight misslefists. Also wanted to make a custom head.

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I still have some touching up of the green stuff, plus some minor details to do, but feedback is always welcome!

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Ka'Buki
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Post#19 » Mar 11 2017 05:51

Tael wrote:Looking good and it's cool to see certain units in the urban grey - gives me an idea on the kits I am yet to put together! haha.

I agree with Kakapo a few posts back, your initial base idea is good - though I then agree that a dash of dusty brown will tie in the grass better and give a subtle shade shift from the colour scheme of the models.


Thanks! You're my biggest inspiration, so this means a lot coming from you! :biggrin: along with the broadside, I also picked up some agrax wash because I too agree that it could use a light dusting.

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Ka'Buki
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Post#20 » Mar 11 2017 11:11

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

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