Warpoet's Plague Marines--Army Complete!

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Post by warpoet » Thu May 15, 2014 11:43 am

I didn't want to go a whole month without posting.

No progress, since I moved.

Here's the beginning of the Basement Nerd Corner. . . .

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Post by Loopy » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:44 am

Wow! Of all your well-painted work, I think that Lord really takes the cake! I love it! Very creative.
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Post by warpoet » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:54 am

Loopy wrote:Wow! Of all your well-painted work, I think that Lord really takes the cake! I love it! Very creative.
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Post by warpoet » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:00 am

A rough WIP shot of the cultists, now that I have some painting time again.

Not gonna lie: I am not a fan of these models. They are plenty detailed, but the details are all so flat to the torso of the models. Makes for not much of a fun time.

Add to that the fact that I've included the cultists in the army because I already had the models, and you get the first unit for the Challenge that's felt a bit like a chore.

Soldiering on, though!

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Post by warpoet » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:59 pm

July commitment finished!
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After really cruising along, this unit felt like a dog. I mentioned before I am not a huge fan of the models, and I can add that I am also not a fan of them on the tabletop now that so many units can score.

But they're ready for the tabletop.

My August commitment will be the five terminators and their Land Raider ride.
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Re: Warpoet's Plague Marines--ZM finished, July Finished

Post by warpoet » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:15 pm

Once again, I don't know if I should resent or envy you whipper-snappers who have never needed to assemble a metal model.
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If any model was going to be made of metal, it should be a terminator.
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These fellows have some heft.

I used pieces from two different boxes of old metal terminators to give me all the combi-bolters I wanted. I also stuck with the axes.

The power mauls are neat, but I think they have a chaplain/apostle feel to them.

Speaking of which, I think I will save the leftover termies and make them Word Bearers down the line.

I think I actually like WBs better than Plague Marines, but the models I had were all Nurgle fellows. Since my degree is in Composition and Rhetoric, I've always been drawn to the chapter that argues away your soul before cleaving you up.

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Re: Warpoet's Plague Marines--ZM finished, July Finished

Post by warpoet » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:26 pm

I base coated the Terminators this afternoon. I used necrotic flesh from Army Painter spray paint.

The plan is to use a combination of washes to bring out the green, then highlight back to the necrotic flesh.

We shall see. . . .
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Post by warpoet » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:35 am

Did the first wash layer on the terminators just now.
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The left two were washed with Secret Weapon Miniatures Baby Poop.

Numbers three and four were given a wash of GW's Athonian Camoshade.

The last fellow was washed with what I had left from an old pot of Thrakka Green.

Not much of a difference between the Baby Poop and Camoshade, except the Secret Weapon wash is cheaper.

I think I will re-wash them all at least once with Baby Poop.

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Re: Warpoet's Plague Marines--ZM finished, July Finished

Post by Tuatara » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:00 pm

It may be the lighting, but the babypoop ones seem to have a slightly yellow tone to the green. This makes them look more sickly. Being Nurgle, that of course is perfect, so it is good that you are going over the whole lot again with it. It makes them look awesome dude.
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Re: Warpoet's Plague Marines--ZM finished, July Finished

Post by warpoet » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:32 am

The Thrakka-washed model is greener. I think the yellowishness comes less from the BabyPoop and more from the Necrotic Flesh (there's a sentence I never saw before), though.

I'll be posting final shots soon. Multiple washes toned down the yellow, but it's still lurking there.

They are a little different than the rest of my marines, but I like them.

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