January 7th, 2013 at 11:09 pm (CST) by Jeff
Step one: basecoat areas that will be white with thinned GW Dheneb Stone
Wash all the new basecoat with a slightly thinned Agrax Earthshade
Drybrush areas with Dheneb Stone
Drybrush with Skull White
Basecoat the cloaks with Liche Purple
Layer with Warlock Purple.
The next step will to wash the cloaks with Leviathan Purple Ink and start working on the metal and other purple borders.
June 19th, 2012 at 12:19 am (CST) by Jeff
After getting home about 9 I finished working on my last 3 Fire Prisms and I’m DONE exept for my “one more thing” mentioned in my last post.
Here’s about an hours work on one of my handful of Autarchs (the cheapest points wise at 75 points !)
Alls left is all the Jewels (blue for him) and cleanup.
June 9th, 2012 at 05:53 pm (CST) by Jeff
As of now (just as soon as I finished my 7 Wave Serpents) this is what I have painted in Biel-Tan fashion.
Note that no non-mandatory upgrades (for example, I gave the naked Farseer mind war since at least one power is required) other than WYSIWYG upgrades (like shuriken cannons on top and bottom of Wave Serpents and scatter lasers on the War Walkers) were included in the point costs — these are effectively bare bones models (no exarch powers, extraneous wargear or vehicle upgrades).
HQ: 1 / 2% / 75 pts
Elites: 4 / 16% / 530 pts
Troops: 8 / 24% / 806 pts
Fast Attack: 0 / 0% / 0 pts
Heavy: 9 / 24% / 795 pts
Transports: 7 / 23% / 770 pts
Special Chars: 1 / 6% / 210 pts
Phoenix Lords: 1 / 6% / 190 pts
Total Points: 3376
Total Models: 99
The above stats is from my own Web App army calculator which I’ve been fiddling with for a few weeks as Army Builder isn’t for iPad or iPhone or anything other than Windows. I’d like to have options while I was down at Wargamescon to rebuild my army – without taking my MacBook Pro.
Here’s the model list (what is painted, not what will be on the field at one time):
- 40 Dire Avengers
- 1 Dire Avenger Exarch with Dire Sword
- 10 Howling Banshees
- 1 Howling Banshee Exarch with Executioner
- 1 Jain Zar
- 15 Fire Dragons
- 3 Fire Dragon Exarchs with Fire Pikes
- 1 Eldrad Ulthran conversion
- 1 Farseer
- 3 Fire Prisms (Shuriken Catapults)
- 7 Wave Serpents (Shuriken Cannons, top & bottom)
- 6 War Walkers (Scatter Lasers)
- 8 Eldar Jetbikes (Shuriken Catapults)
- 4 Eldar Jetbikes (Shuriken Cannons)
Here’s the remaining models for my goal for my “due date for all painting for WargamesCon” iCal deadline on June 14th (1 week before Wargamescon — I would rather have a full week “off” before the event so I can relax )
- 3 Fire Prisms
- 10 Striking Scorpions
- 1 Striking Scorpion Exarch with Scorpions Claw
- 1 Striking Scorpion Exarch with Scorpions Bite
- 1 Karandras
- 6 objective markers (low priority)
Looking at the “to do” list I might be a day or two late depending on a few factors (I’m already pretty burned out, the 7 Wave Serpents took A LOT out of me)…. June 16th at the latest.
Once WargamesCon is over. I’ll have 2 more Falcon Chassis vehicles left unpainted and/or unassembled: a single Falcon and a “new” Night Spinner/Fire Prism kit (which I think I’ll have plenty of Fire Prisms — I’m not even going to bother making it convertible). I might just knock those two out just to have 15 painted Falcon Chassis models.
Ok here’s the nitty gritty (the pretty pictures):
June 8th, 2012 at 12:43 pm (CST) by Jeff
Oh the light at the end of the tunnel!
All’s left is decaling, cleanup, clear coating, canopies and canopy painting. I might be done by tonight!
Decaling: I’ll have a Biel-Tan logo next to the cockpit, maybe a swordwind sword on the turret, and probably a Biel-Tan logo on the rear ramp (as Wave Serpents tend to show their backsides before releasing troops and being blown to bits by showing their rear armor).
Cleanup: I have some green and white to paint over from either chipping or misbrushing — you can see in the pics below where the white is on the green on the side vanes and there’s some green on the white on some of the underside.
Clear Coating: I always clear coat with Krylon Satin.
Canopies: There’s only 7 to do, instead of the 6 I had to do for my 3 fire prisms — won’t take long.
I had painted the shuriken catapults as well as the shuriken cannons while I had them out. I did not have time to paint my alternate weapon choices for the top-end (4 bright lances, 2 scatter lasers from my 1500 point list), but that won’t be too difficult and I might paint them tonight while at Galaxy Comics working on the canopies.
I can’t wait to done. This has made the biggest mess on my dining room table than any of my previous projects. I honestly shouldn’t have done all 7 at one time, however I don’t think I would have painted them as quickly.
June 6th, 2012 at 12:11 am (CST) by Jeff
7 is probably too much to handle but here we go.
I was missing 2 bottom turret shrunken cannons, so I converted my own from twin linked shrunken catapults
Cheers for now, I’m beat.