Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby The Other Dave on Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:11 am

I finished up my own Scourge fleet this afternoon. This is the "demo" fleet from the starter box - a 1000-point fleet will be about twice this size.

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My main issue, to get self-critical, was consistency. The whole technique of letting washes blend on the model was a bit trickier than I thought it would be. Put them on too wet (like I did with the Wyvern cruiser on the right) and they'll just wick into each other, leaving things not very contrast-y. Wait too long before putting on the second color (like I did with the Ifrit in the front) and they don't really blend into each other at all. I think the Shenlong in the back, and the bigger Gargoyle frigates, turned out the best of the bunch. Still, they're beautiful models, if entirely too pointy, and paint up great - I'm very pleased. Now I just need to figure out how to transport the spikey bastiges.

Just one more cruiser and I'll have my UCM fleet done as well.
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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby The Other Dave on Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:36 pm

...and the UCM fleet!

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I really like the way this color scheme turned out - enough to seriously consider getting a whole fleet. I might have gotten a little bit fiddly on the nose of the heavy cruiser, but what the heck.
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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby The Other Dave on Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:36 am

Oh, hello thread that I haven't updated in about a year, in the interim of which I painted a whole mess of space marines! What's up? You'd like to see some pictures of said marines, which I haven't shared yet all as a group here? OK!

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This is the bulk of my army, if I focus on bigmarines, which I will, thankyouverymuch! It's 100 power level's worth, consisting of three sub-formations:

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The core Battalion, with 2 Intercessor squads and a Scout squad (the latter mostly just because I don't have 3 Intercessor squads) backed up by Inceptors and led by the Captan, his Honor Guard, and a Lieutenant who was apparently off having a beer when this picture was taken.

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The Vanguard, with 2 dreadnoughts (1 Venerable, whose plasma cannon I wasn't impressed with and will probably in future stick to the assault cannon, and 1 Ironclad) and a Reiver squad, led by another, more diligent when it comes to photo opportunities, Lieutenant.

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And the Spearhead, with 2 Hellblaster squads (1 with heavy plasma guns and 1 with assault) and a Predator, led by a couple smallmarine characters who will be replaced by a Primaris Librarian just as soon as I can talk myself into spending 5000 yen on one.

Pretty much all I want to add to this army is a squad of the wonderfully chunky Aggressors - I aaaactually (and, well, totally unsurprisingly if you know me) find myself preferring smaller games to bigger ones, so I can very easily make do with what I've got here.

...Says every miniature collector ever, lying through their teeth. :lol:

(Sorry for the broken images in the rest of this thread - I jumped ship from photoshop to imgur and can't be bothered to migrate all my various pictures.)
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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby Primarch on Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:31 am

Nice bigly marines. I'm impressed by your dedication to churning out so many figures in a row. Hmmm, I guess you technically did more figures in a row when you were doing 6mm, but the point stands. Well done!

The Other Dave wrote: so I can very easily make do with what I've got here.

...Says every miniature collector ever, lying through their teeth. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

"Make do", is one of those phrases like adequate, mediocre or passable. As my school teachers frequently had cause to remind me, they're not really all that positive. :D However, in light of my own purchasing/collecting habits, I'm probably not the person to be offering advice here.

Congratulations on finishing your army.
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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby The Other Dave on Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:25 am

Primarch wrote:Congratulations on finishing your army.

But... But my Aggressors! :lol:

"Make do" was probably not the best choice of words, no, heh - that's my self-deprecating Midwestern nature showing through as it is wont to do. Honestly, yeah, it's correct to describe the army as "done" aside from the occasional drib or drab I might add to it like I've been doing to my ASC set.

Which means I can get to work on a Nidzilla army! :lol: :( :roll:
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28mm: 183 infantry, 4 vehicles, 5 buildings
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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby Primarch on Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:07 am

No army is ever really finished. You've just finished this stage of your army. After all, you haven't seen the stuff that hasn't been released yet, how could anyone definitively state they were done? :D Aggressors, Depressors, Embezzlors, I'm sure GW has more to come. :lol:


(yes, I am aware of the misspelling, it was deliberate). :D
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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby ashmie on Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:52 pm

Nothing like a well painted army of smart looking space marines. I love the basing as well. Great work.
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Re: Dave Paints - no, not that Dave... the other one.

Postby The Other Dave on Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:27 am

ashmie wrote:Will these be your Nagyahammer 2018 force?

That's the plan! I just need to use the intervening time to get good at 40K. :lol:
Miniatures painted in 2017:
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15mm: 1 tank, 2 buildings
28mm: 183 infantry, 4 vehicles, 5 buildings
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