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Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by BeardyGecko, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. BeardyGecko
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    BeardyGecko Well-Known Member

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    *Firstly, I hope this is okay. If not I will ask a mod to fold this post into my existing blog if at all possible.*

    With that out of the way... I am looking to start a fresh new blog with a single purpose in mind.

    A SKINK ONLY ARMY (well maybe some kroxigor)

    I just won an ebay auction for tichi huichi's skink cold one raiders and have also acquired some old metal skinks elsewhere recently. So I'm looking to make a nice mini force with a theme running through out.

    Any suggestions on colours / painting tips appreciated. Hoping to get started in February with the community challenge to give me some impetus.

    Thanks, as always.

    Beardy

    Bonus picture from the ebay auction! Screenshot_20180114-173810.jpg
     
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  2. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Some guys here have three blogs so that won't be a problem.

    As for your idea: I like it! SKINKS FTW !
     
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    I found out about warhammer right when dogs of war and regiments of renown came out then promptly went away. I'm really glad to have gotten Gotrek and Felix and Richter Krueger's cursed company, but wish I had picked up the raiders during that time period.

    In terms of warhammer fantasy lore, you could base this army around the Southlands or a skink army of Sotek as concepts, both very skink focused. Plenty of different environments in an African themed continent for color schemes.

    Otherwise there are plenty more monster hunter monsters to base off of in colors you like or haven't worked with. Skinks rock.
     
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    Using this guy as a test model, fairy early WIP of course but I don't have access to all my paints at the moment so I'm trying to get base and wash on the whole model and go from there.

    Idea is orangey skin, green crest and blue skinky tongue. Also this guy has all the bangles ever made on him so they will be some sort of bright gold, whilst the weapons will be beaten copper.

    thoughts always appreciated.


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  5. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Not sure how the contrast between the yellow skin and the copper/gold parts will look.
    But the cool thing about the bright color is that it shows all the wrinkles and stuff nicely.

    Just go ahead and paint it completely, and we'll see! :)
     
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    20180115_152646.jpg 20180115_152658.jpg 20180115_151220.jpg

    he's now done to a certain degree of done. Until i find out my other paints at least.

    *edited to show hopefully better photos*
     
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  7. Ritual
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    A skink only army is a pretty rad theme. Looking forward to this!
     
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    Very nice work!


    How secure are models on square bases in the Citadel Painting Handle?
     
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    Pretty good actually! Thing is i'm so used to holding the base that it felt really weird. :eek:
     
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    I always hold the base as well. I was thinking of picking up a painting handle, but since all of my models are on squares, I wasn't too sure. Have you tried it on larger squares like 25mm or 40mm?
     
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    The painting handle is pretty handy, I was surprised. Beats sticking stuff to corks anyway....
     
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    I haven't tried anything bigger but I think it is designed to take up to cavalry bases at least. If i had one i'd try it for you sorry!
     
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  13. Aginor
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    Corks are meh. I use little plastic containers that once contained some pills. I put some poster putty on them which works nicely. Also you can fill them with somethign heavy so you cannot tip them over that quickly.
     
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    Might be fun to paint your skinks with a pattern of spots or stripes for a more natural look.
    (like your avatar ;) )
     
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    Itepixcauh Stranded Ghekkotah Staff Member

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    You had with Skink only army, but won my heart with the skink riding cold-ones!

    Another fellow skink only loving player is always welcomed. SKINK POWER!
     
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    Had my raiders turn up in the post yesterday, then sat looking at all that metal with a slight frown on my face for a bit. Then had the bright idea that I would use dark elf cold ones for the raiders and use the metal ones for something else in future....
     
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Get some blue stuff and make some moulds of the raiders then make loads ;)
     
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    Tempting! but i have no idea where to start.
     
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    Oh it is Mega simple. Literally just order some Oyumaru/Blue stuff and watch a YT video. You also need hot water and a paper towel.
    I have tried some stuff with it and it is magnificent.
     
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    Neither do I but I would buy 6 off you when you get them cast, big enough incentive?
     
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