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WIP: Silver Skulls Primaris Kill Team

Another update on my Silver Skulls Team. Working on the final two models, still this takes longer than expected. Garfy slaps out these Primaris so quickly, makes me admire his Conquest run even more. Speaking of Garfy, doesn't the Sergeant with the sword look a little bit like Garf when he had a mohawk? Hmm, I might be on to something...

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WIP: Silver Skulls Primaris Kill Team #2

Update on my Silver Skulls Kill Team. The two Intercessors are complete (apart from the chapter icon), now on to two more Reavers. I experimented a bit with different skin tones on these. Hope to finish this batch soon to keep up with all the awesome releases GW has come up lately! What do you think? Leave a comment or reaction below.

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Showcase: Dark Eldar / Drukhari Kill Team of the Last Hatred

This is a Kill Team of the Kabal of the Last Hatred, lead by Haemonculus Grevyth the Pale, for whom they do their bidding, as he secretly infected their brains with mind control parasites during one of their many recreation cycles. While Archon Xurul Flickerblade thinks to manipulate the Haemonculus to his own ends, the exact opposite is true. Always tasked to gather samples of flesh of the lesser races for their Haemonculus master, Flickerblade's party revel in collecting the most aesthetically pleasing heads and body parts of their victims. As ever striving for perfection, it's often the unforgiving Hekatrix Kherissa Khrone who racks up the most impressive pieces.I painted these models years ago when Garfy and me challenged ourselves to paint a Megaforce. As you can see, I chose Dark Eldar ;) How do you like the models and backstory? I think the name and backstory generators from the Kill Team core manual are great fun, we need more of these GW! They should be in every codex and battletome...

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WIP: Silver Skulls Primaris Kill Team #1

Here we have the assembled Silver Skulls Kill Team. Bases will be painted seperately, so I mounted these on plain 32mm bases for painting. I'm not completely sure about the pose of the Sergeant, maybe I'll try a more downward stretched arm for the power sword. Check out more pictures, including more angles of my Reiver test model.More after the jump

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WIP: Silver Skulls Reiver for Kill Team

Here we are with a test model for my upcoming Primaris Kill Team. Avid readers might remember I painted an Imperial Fists Intercessor a while ago, but since then, I changed my mind. Inspired by Paul Norton's White Dwarf article about the economics of painting, his custom Primaris chapter, and Darren Latham's Silver Skulls, I chose Silver Skulls, too. I wanted something grimdark and easy to paint, and the Silver Skulls paint scheme fits the bill perfectly.The armour is just a wash of 1:1 Nuln Oil Gloss and Army Painter Dark Tone Ink [Nuln Oil] over a basecoat of Army Painter Gun Metal [Leadbelcher], then a gentle drybrush of Army Painter Shining Silver [Stormhost Silver]. Very quick and easy to do. The idea to mix Nuln Oil Gloss and Dark Tone Ink/regular Nuln Oil comes from Paul Norton's article. The Nuln Oil Gloss reduces the surface tension even more, while the Dark Tone Ink/regular Nuln Oil adds some "body" to the wash and removes some of the gloss. Combined with some black, bone and red accents (all hidden

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #5

Did some more work on Zarbag's Gitz. Inspired by the Boggleye in the Gobbapalooza set (seriously, what a great set) I decided to paint Zarbag's hood yellow. I'll also want to add some freehanded "flames" like on the 'Eavy Metal version but in black, kinda inverted. The firefly trapped in his lantern was painted in the same way like my Nighthaunts, hinting at some sort of ethereal spirit. As you might notice, I changed the colour of the wooden bows and staff to a brownish grey, like on my Sepulchral Guard. Felt more consistent. The dark green (seen on the model on the left) also looked a bit weird on the arrows in combination with the yellow fletchings. I'll repaint the models from the first batch to match.Hope I can present you the finished warband soon!

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #4

Second batch of Zarbag's Gotz is completed. Now, onto the final three models, including Zarbag himself! The most challenging piece to paint was actually the smoke on the squig herder. I'm always rather impatient when it comes to blending. I'm quite happy with the results though.How do you like the new Gloomspite Gits models? I think my favourites are the Mangler Squigs, Squig Herd and Gobbapalooza. What are yours?

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #3

Hope you had some nice festive days and found lots of hobby presents under your tree (or whatever your customs are ;) Anyways, another update on Zarbag's Gitz. They are a lot of fun to paint and the upcoming Gloomspite Gitz release makes them even more exciting to work on! The Grot with the net is done, and he'll serve as the test model for the remaining bunch. As you can see, I try to incorporate more yellow as on the 'Eavy Metal versions. My recipe is a basecoat of Averland Sunset, shading with a wash of Fuegan Orange, then edge highlights with Vallejo Game Color Pale Yellow and Formula P3 Menoth White Highlight [you just could mix successive amounts of white into Averland Sunset for a similar result]. What do you think?

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #2

Season's Greetings to all our readers on Tale of Painters! And an update on Zarbag's Gitz. I completed the two Squig models which were a blast to paint. I also started work on the first Goblin model, which serves as the test model for the rest of the warband. In case you're wondering how I painted the Squig and Grot skin, have a look at my paint recipes after the jump.More after the jump

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WIP: Necromunda Classic Cardboard Buildings #2

Another classic Necromunda building is done, 21 bulkheads painted in total, which means I'm halfway through the contents of the classic Necromunda starter box and the Outlaws expansion! For now, I'm gonna take a much-needed break from painting terrain and started working on Zarbag's Gitz, a warband for Warhammer Underworlds. But don't worry, once I'm done with those, I'll work on the remaining Necromunda buildings. Stay tuned, and I'd be glad if you would leave a comment or reaction below.

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WIP: Nightvault Zarbag's Gitz #1

And now for something completely else! I needed a break from painting terrain, so I picked up Zarbag's Gitz for a little painting challenge. I haven't painted Greenskins before, so this should be fun. I love painting Warhammer Underworlds warbands, as they allow you to paint a bunch of characterful models without the need to commit to a whole army. My rendition will probably be pretty close to the 'Eavy Metal version, so black robes and light green skin, but with a few personal touches here and there. For example, my Squigs will be a deeper crimson red, and I'll try to incorporate a few more yellow spots. Let's see how this turns out.Did you paint Zarbag's Gitz, too, or have you seen a cool alternate paint scheme? Drop a link in the comments below, I'm open for inspiration!

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WIP: Necromunda Classic Cardboard Buildings #1

Next up are tje classic Necromunda buildings made out of cardboard and plastic bulkheads. I loved the look of those buildings back then and the artwork stood the test of time. I always wanted to own a set of these, and thanks to ebay and facebook groups I now have a whole set of Necromunda and Outlaws buildings plus a couple of spare pieces. The aim, for now, is to paint a complete Necromunda and Outlaw set and combine them with my "modern" terrain sets. I started with the largest building from the Necromunda set, made up of 12 bulkheads. Check out another picture after the jump.More after the jump

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