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5 hours ago, Nicky said:

ha thanks guys. I've been working on this on stream since 13th November last year, every saturday night for 3 hours. add a bunch of extra 3-4 hour streams along the way so somewhere in the region of 170 hours of streams cut down the waffle and you're looking at around 150ish hours i'd say. Finished it a year and a day after starting it. i need to pick up the pace, or charge more.

Whatever you're charging I guarantee it won't be enough.

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I Finished* my Flames of War German Army last week. This is what you get with half the "Hit the Beach" Starter set and the German starter army box, so all in, about £85 spend.

 

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*Ok, there's another infantry platoon from the starters and I bought an additional 4 half-tracks but this is still plenty for a full size game playable force with options and I need a break from WW2 stuff as I've been on it most of the year.

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Trying to improve my edge highlights on the millions of cloaks I have to paint.

 

Well, I say edge highlights - I seem to have “developed” a process whereby I build up the initial colour in very thin coats, then I’ve been doing a dry brush to actually locate the raised areas. I then try and “properly” edge highlight these (with the side or tip of a brush), after which I’ve been sort of reverse highlighting - adding a dark wash in the recess, around the highlights. I find this easier than painting the raised areas, and it has the bonus effect that if I go over the highlights at all, it simply tidies them up. I dunno, seems to be working for me, and I’m building confidence thanks to the wash. Good old Drakenhof Nightshade. 
 

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I was pleased with the shoulder! :lol:

 

Boring colour scheme though. I need to mix it up a bit.

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Not sure I showed off the finished Judiciar figure I did a couple of weeks (maybe longer? Time ebbs and flows very strangely in these troubled times!).

 

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And for those who like filthy video, here's the Blood Angels in the round...

 

 

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Hard act to follow, but this is unfinished so it doesn't count. But sometimes this hobby is super rewarding when something goes exactly to plan. 

 

In this case I wanted a Hexwraith Flame wash to show through a thinned top coat of Incubi Darkness, and I couldn't be happier with the result:

 

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It's not finished at all, but the overall effect is very pleasing. I also liked using Skeleton Horde contrast paint on the bones, not that there is much skill involved.

 

As an aside, I don't really understand why a "hero" character like this comes with such a boring base, especially when the Dreadblade Harrows, 2 very similar characters, come with detailed, sculpted bases. Still, I'm thinking it might be a good opportunity for me to try doing some kitbashing, rather than just sticking some skulls and tufts on it...

 

 

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