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Blog Lost Army of Kai'oatl Progression

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Silverblight, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Silverblight
    Skink

    Silverblight New Member

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    So finally sitting down and really going to make a cohesive army. Might as well use this entry for tracking progress so:

    Army
    47 Saurus (primed, 11 in various stages of doneness)
    24 Skinks (primed, 12 or so partially done)
    8 CoC (primed, 1 painted)
    1 Slann (primed, base colors WIP)
    1 Skink Priest (primed)
    1 Saurus Champion
    23 Temple Guard
    1 Stegadon (primed)
    3 Terradons (primed)

    Concept

    The basic idea comes from the flavor text that a Saurus can never die for their sole purpose is to do battle and if asked to stand guard over a temple they will do so for hundreds of years. So. That's the idea. I'm still not sure if this applies to anything other than Saurus though; monsters and skinks. I'm leaning towards no because they are just animals, still not sure about the skinks. Which leads to the issue of me being unsure how to paint these and I can't decide what I want to do.
    -All Statue-
    fOOQzxm.jpg
    -Alternative 1-
    vxTN5ey.jpg
    -Alternative 2, Iguana-
    Y0ankSv.jpg



    So yeah, any thoughts or feed back would be greatly appreciated. :D
     
  2. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    I always wanted to do the alternate Iguana scheme myself. :smug:

    Ps. great artwork man. :meh:
     
  3. Hojdar
    Cold One

    Hojdar Active Member

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    I am quite sure that skinks die of (not so) old age, and the same goes for all other monters and beasts. But I don't have the codex at hand so Im not sure, but i believe that they describe Tetto'Eko as 100 years or so and being ancient compared to other skinks.

    Since I am a sucker for original pain scheemes and plenty of colour in the exotic armies of Lustria I'd say alternative 1 looks super nice. I do like the skink from alternative 2 better though, so I'd prefer the mix of the too. Especially those awsome striped tails!

    Bloody great artwork too!
     
  4. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    Oh yea, Skinks have similar life spans as humans,
    there are a couple of famous old bloods that where
    in the battle of the polar gate collapse practaly at
    the begining of the warhammer timeline, yea they
    are still around, all the Slann are at least that old,
    a few where born before the other warhammer
    races even existed, Kroxigor can live quite long
    as well, Nakai (sp?) is quite anchent, not sure
    if hes is an exception to the rule though.
     
  5. Silverblight
    Skink

    Silverblight New Member

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    IxK4nIf.jpg

    Some progress while I'm working! Going to wash the gold and then do the big hard part: the moss. The red of the shield isn't that red irl.

    Also thank you everyone for the feedback! I thought skinks had a short lifespan so that's fine. Probably going to go with alternative 2, Iguana Flavor on them so that the army is a bit more cohesive with the greens.
     
  6. ruevein
    Skink

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    I have been trying to figure out how to paint my cold ones and I think your ALT 2 is the way I will do it. Consider the Idea stolen!!
     
  7. Silverblight
    Skink

    Silverblight New Member

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    @ruevein: No problem! Probably won't go with that since I'm using the iguana for my skinks.


    Here was the finished saurus btw.

    avs0Gmz.jpg
     
  8. Hojdar
    Cold One

    Hojdar Active Member

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    That green moss thingy turned out really great! Can't wait for the entire army!
     
  9. Zwuppie
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    Great painting! It's something i've never seen before, i'm curious about the rest you gonna paint!
     
  10. Silverblight
    Skink

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    Razordon

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    Slow, but great quality! Great painting!
     
  12. GnomeRage
    Skink

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    great theme/colors! Another idea is maybe to have the armor on the saurus be verdegrised since its hammered onto their bodies, and they cant clean it.
     
  13. n810
    Slann

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    The moss idea looks great,
    It would seem to me that the temple guard would be extra mossy then,
    since the are quite old and don't move around a lot.
     
  14. Scalenex
    Skink Priest

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Slann looks exceptionally good. It will be difficult to make a palanquin worthy of it but I think your attention to detail shows you can do it.
     
  15. n810
    Slann

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    Oh and Nice job on that sauruses jems, I totally missed that the first time. :jawdrop:
     
  16. The Slann
    Skink

    The Slann New Member

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    I really like the Iguana idea, I might steal it from you ;)
     
  17. Silverblight
    Skink

    Silverblight New Member

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    Sometimes when you pic a scheme and go for it... things... really dont work out. >_> Sadly that happened here. I will leave this guy as my chosen stand in for scar vet cowboy and unit champ, but I probably will go for something different for the rest of my cold ones.

    ms8CXbS.jpg


    For bonus since it's been so windy (and I cant prime) have a conversion I did. Sort of hack job, since I got a bunch of used saurus. Well. Some of what was in that wasn't saurus, including a few templeguard without heads. So I made this guy a new neck, added something to his weapon, and put a CoC frill on a normal saurus head.

    FjpgLN9.jpg

    New modeling tools! Silicone works very well for smoothing, which was a huge issue before.

    bonus filling in all the awful steg gaps.
    http://i.imgur.com/Lt6YrnV.jpg
     
  18. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    Good looking Convrsion man.
    I did a similar convrsion with the other head piece.
     

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