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Blog Spess' Station -- Custom Dread Saurian pt 1

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by spess, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. spess
    Cold One

    spess Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, wanted to showcase a few of my minis. The idea here is to create a living document to show some of the progress with my army. I liked the idea of space lizards, so I wanted to create an army that appeared to stalk and protect the darkest rifts of the cosmos. Always open to feedback + looking to improve!

    I suppose this thread will be perpetually under construction. Here's an index to keep it all organized:

    The Riftwalkers
    Skink Priest
    Skink Cohort

    Firelance Cohort Conversion
    Saurus Knights
    Saurus Scar Vet on Cold One
    Saurus Sunblood -- Painted by @Crowsfoot!
    Saurus Oldblood on Carnosaur
    Converted Razordons
    The Pink Skink Priest!
    Custom Dread Saurian - pt 1 -- Latest Update!
     
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  2. spess
    Cold One

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    Skink Priest

    So here's the first piece, a converted skink priest. Was lucky enough to place in the golden serpent with this guy.

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    Here's some WIP before the paint:

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  3. spess
    Cold One

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    Skink Cohort

    Did these guys up pretty recently. Still a little WIP, but was pushing for some quick tabletop models.

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    Magnetized too!

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  4. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Keep the pics coming :)
     
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    Nice!
     
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  6. Ritual
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    Antigrav skinks are the best skinks.
     
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    At the topic of space Skinks:
    I think if I ever get some 40k T'au I will try and replace some heads with Saurus or Skink heads, just to see how it looks.
    Space Seraphon!
     
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  8. Warden
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    Your skinks look good, I like the priest conversion, its like he is praying to sotek.
     
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    I like you color scheme...
     
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    Carnasaur

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    Love the skink´s priest base!
     
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    Cold One

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    Thanks for the comments so far.

    Up next is a firelance cohort:

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    Scar vet on cold one:

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    Cold One

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    After the conversions, I wanted something special for them. Got the knights and vet commissioned by BTP, and am stoked with the results.

    Bonus! Showcase video from BTP!

    Saurus Knights:

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    Cold One

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    Saurus Scar Vet on Cold One

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    Awesome!!
    Really like the paint scheme they used on the cold ones! Might copy that :p.
    By the way, if you don´t mind, how many are they are how much did they approximately cost? :D
     
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    Thanks -- feel free! There are 16 knights and a single scar vet. I got them at a level 4 and a level 5 respectively, so it wasn't very cheap. Probably best to contact them for a quote, but just at a baseline a single knight at level 2 (most basic) painting was quoted for about eleven bucks.
     
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    $11 for a basic paint job on one model?

    I think I may look into starting doing commission work!
     
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    Yeah, I had a friend who did commission work but he had so much trouble with "clients" paying him for his time (he made them pay 1/4 up front as well as purchase the models - if they backed out on him he kept everything) and also wanting to change their mind on color scheme, number of models, etc., that he eventually just stopped doing it altogether. He was really good and even painted several armies as well as designed the intro for several well-known BatRepers. But with all the change the industry has seen in the last few years, he saw a drastic decrease in demand. People just didn't want to invest in models with so much flux going on.
     
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    All beautifully painted. And cool idea using the carnosaur headcrest as a scaled cape!
     
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    Cold One

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    Knowing your work anyone would be a happy client!

    A great segue for an mini-update actually, how about "@Crowsfoot painted this" edition?

    Saurus Sunblood

    Here's a sunblood painted by @Crowsfoot, it was my prize in this past golden serpent and am lucky to have him in my collection.

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    Going off that then is the Sunblood better, worse, equal to your commissioned pieces?
     

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