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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:33 pm 
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I wondered for a long time about getting some skaven models. And as there's already some in IoB, it feels like I had to complete the army. I saw a lot of offers too but I managed to keep it under control. I repeat myself over and over "let's focus on the main army", especially when I have so few units painted. We'll see when I'll manage to paint at least half of them.

Dwarfs have a very nice style and there's a ton of way to make them look great. I'm sure yours will be awesome !


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Azaam wrote:
. I saw a lot of offers too but I managed to keep it under control. I repeat myself over and over "let's focus on the main army", especially when I have so few units painted.

I know how that feels. Too many wonderful models / units and not enough time to paint. I do always wonder if if having a secondary army like skaven is worth it. It's a very different army from HE painting wise. A lot more models and probably a bit less details. They're not as clean as HE but a "dirty" look can be its own challenge of course.

One day... ;)

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Prince of Spires wrote:
It's a very different army from HE painting wise.

How I justify these new armies.
Both gonna be lot darker and grimier. Dark colors is just a bliss to work with. It's faster, you get to a decent enough level almost immediately and it's so much easier to hide your mistakes.
I'm so pumped. I know I could churn out like 5 models, if not more, in the same time I'd do 1 elf because of the color scheme alone.


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Antelano wrote:
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It's a very different army from HE painting wise.

I know I could churn out like 5 models, if not more, in the same time I'd do 1 elf.


High Elves = quality
Skaven/O&G's = quantity

Just like in Tolkien's good old epic days.
Glittering spears facing the dark tide, etc...

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So... I have barely done anything since last time. Been too tired to paint. Dunno what's going on there. So when I finally painted some I kinda rushed the standard bearer just to get them done. And it shows. Might touch him up. Or not. We'll see.

And I've bought more models. Of course. All O&G. Might actually paint some goblins next.

Also been stripping tons of models. GSW's Paint Remover is awesome, by the way. Works way better than any chemicals I've tried. On metal anyways. Plastic remains to be seen.

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Outstanding, as usual.
Would not say at all that the job seems rushed.

Regarding the O&G's if you want to start from the goblins to try your hand, fine.
Otherwise I would not waste time with them more than needed to fill the required minimum. (Just personal opinion...)

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MasterOfNone wrote:
Outstanding, as usual.

I agree, really like the dragon's colour. Be great to see a full unit of these.

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SpellArcher wrote:
MasterOfNone wrote:
Outstanding, as usual.

I agree, really like the dragon's colour. Be great to see a full unit of these.

The sea and the dragon really look the same colour in photos. But they're not.


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I love them! They look amazing.

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First greenskins painted. And thus my Waaagh! was born.

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It's a bit a small Waaagh! But they look great. It's a very promissing start. Just be careful, these greenskins tend to attract more of their kind ;)

The only very minor point of critisism perhaps is the musician's instrument (a gong?). It feels a bit too clean and neat for a band of goblins.

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Antelano wrote:
First greenskins painted. And thus my Waaagh! was born.

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Amazing, what's your recipe for the goblin skin here if you don't mind?


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Prince of Spires wrote:
The only very minor point of critisism perhaps is the musician's instrument (a gong?). It feels a bit too clean and neat for a band of goblins.

This is based on a classic Kev Adams model from perhaps 1990 Rod. I even have an orc from the 80's similarly equipped. I too have a minor point of criticism...goblins don't deserve to look this nice!

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fitzlock wrote:
Amazing, what's your recipe for the goblin skin here if you don't mind?


Elysian Green>Black Wash>Elysian Green>Ogryn Camo

Did a green wash at first which did make the skin pop a bit more. But went with a black in the end for more defined shadows.

SpellArcher wrote:
...goblins don't deserve to look this nice!


I know most think you shouldn't waste your time on goblins. Just do the bare minimum. But I've always loved goblins. Even more so than orcs. So they'll get the same love as everyone else in the Waaagh!. So to all the Goblin haters out there: we'll blow your planet up! Oh wait


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Antelano wrote:
SpellArcher wrote:
...goblins don't deserve to look this nice!

I know most think you shouldn't waste your time on goblins. Just do the bare minimum. But I've always loved goblins. Even more so than orcs. So they'll get the same love as everyone else in the Waaagh!. So to all the Goblin haters out there: we'll blow your planet up! Oh wait

I don't think he was entirely serious ;)

SpellArcher wrote:
Prince of Spires wrote:
The only very minor point of critisism perhaps is the musician's instrument (a gong?). It feels a bit too clean and neat for a band of goblins.

This is based on a classic Kev Adams model from perhaps 1990 Rod. I even have an orc from the 80's similarly equipped

I was mainly thinking that it's painted to look fairly new and shiny. I would expect a bit more rust from a goblin ;)

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Those are some mean looking greenies. Looking forward to seeing more of those!


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