Cypher226's HPC 2015 and other stuff thread -update 9 June

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Cypher226's HPC 2015 and other stuff thread -update 9 June

Post by cypher226 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:50 pm

So, here we are again!

I'm building a Mechanicum army (as my first army project for this year).
I built a Traitor Death Guard army last year, so these guys will be neutrals, before I start on my Fists later/next year.

Starting here:
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and after the first airbrush basecoat & highlight:
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And the first few almost complete:
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Slogging through the bronze is a bit of a pain, but once the base coat is done it's pretty quick to work through the rest.


And I'm building a ruin/snowy board for them to fight across too
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and after a bit of drybrushing to bring out the details/make it look frosty
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The Mechanicum list is fairly simple, 1000 points to begin with;
Magos on Abeyant with cyber occularis and a bunch of toys,
20 tech thralls,
3 Myrmidon Secutors,
3 Thallaxi,
1 Castellax.

I've got some classic metal Tech-Priests (gift off a friend) I intend to work into this list :)
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Re: Cypher226's HPC 2015 thread

Post by Innicas » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:36 am

That's a great start. I love the red you've ended up with on the armour, all the details look great too.
Can't wait to see more!

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Re: Cypher226's HPC 2015 thread

Post by Ultimate Dave » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:32 am

Off to a great start! Can't wait to see more!

What color is that base coat, just out of curiosity?

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Re: Cypher226's HPC 2015 thread

Post by cypher226 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:31 am

Cheers guys! The red is Vallejo game air gory red over game air scarlet (red gore over scab red, basically!), nothing fancy, but effective imo.

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Post by Innicas » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:04 am

Yes, very effective! It makes the armour look like rich leather

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Post by cypher226 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:18 am

Thanks again :-) more pics later when I get home of the first few finished, trying not to post images directly to the site as requested so I have to do it from the laptop rather than mobile. The first 4 are finished (barring bases, and I think I've figured out what I'm doing with them). The ruin is nearly done too, just need to pick up a big tub of bicarb of soda to do snow :-)

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Re: Cypher226's HPC 2015 thread

Post by cypher226 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:51 am

Feb terrain commitment done:
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And with some stuff I made earlier:
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So I'm halfway there. Just about to go and put the last highlight on the bronze on my Tech-Thralls, then I just need to lenses & bases :)

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Re: Cypher226's HPC 2015 thread

Post by Innicas » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:52 am

Nice work! The snow on the buildings looks really natural. I like the simple grey paint scheme too

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Post by cypher226 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:59 pm

And February's done!

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And a shot on the terrain piece I completed:
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I'm going to get March's commitment built and posted this week. I was going to do the Thallax, I started building them already but I need to convert one with a multi-melta, seeing as I bought these before the extra weapon options came out, and FW decided to release them as part of 3 packs rather than individually :cry: Not to mention I need to pick up some flexible cable from Zinge at the Hammerhead show on 28th Feb. So, with this in mind I'm going to move on to the Myrmidons :mrgreen:

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Re: Cypher226's HPC 2015 thread - and now, other stuff!

Post by cypher226 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:27 pm

I thought I'd start adding some of my other stuff to this thread; starting with my Astral Claws command squad and my first Deadzone mini; I know he's not GW, but he's more likely to see service as a mutant leader in Inquisitor/Inquisimunda games;

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I was going for a turquoise effect on the chest eagle, I think it worked out pretty well!

And a muddled group shot:
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and the big guy:
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And lastly, an Arbitrator character, lost on a world on the edge of the Eye... More on this guy to follow :D

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