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Blog Warden's Other Paint Log- Samurai Army Project

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Warden, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Warden
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    Work has begun on a slightly more "futuristic" scale: the Luftwaaagh!

    warden201711_WIP ork biplane test 01_cast.jpg

    Its hard to make out, but that is an ork pilot. :troll:

    The base of the casting are all parts from the ork deffkopta (death-copter to those not fluent in orkish) with two big-shootas mounted on the front above the engine block.

    warden201711_WIP ork biplane test 02_cast.jpg

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    Some test color schemes. Eventually if I can cast as many as 10 (two units of 5) then I can have an entire flying circus of orky biplanes!
    warden201711_WIP ork biplane test_color schemes.jpg

    Here is the test plane basecoated, this one will probably be Evil Sunz red to start things off.

    warden201711_WIP ork biplane test 05_basecoat.jpg
    This project should be a nice addition to my modest ork force, which has languished in ork-limbo since page 3 of this thread.

    Lots of more work to do! :vulcan:
     
  2. tom ndege
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    Luftwaaaaagh!:hilarious:
    Really great! Love it!
     
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  3. Aginor
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    Haha, great plane and a great name! :D
     
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    Slann

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    That is epic! Fly Ork fly!
     
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  5. Warden
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    I did more painting last night to bring this dude (and his high-flying ride) to life:

    warden201711_WIP ork biplane test 11.jpg

    This ork plane is a huge departure from anything I have painted before, all that red and yellow flames! I am used to painting more green. :lurking:

    warden201711_WIP ork biplane test 12.jpg
    I have to add/fix more checker-patterns and metallic paints, and some mud for the ruined-city base. The base was a quick job; I have the normal deffkopta base but I wanted to add a little more height to the mini. My idea is to get a bunch more planes and have it look like they are all flying over a ruined city-scape together. The plane is magnetized to the base for ease of transport.

    Then I want to learn some rust-paint techniques and weathering for the planes wings.
    warden201711_WIP ork biplane test 10.jpg

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    Future plans/ideas:

    10x Ork biplanes (two units of 5x deffkoptas)
    Ruined building terrain
    Farmfields/trenches (mimicking a WWI-esque landscape?)
    Ork bomber (WWI German “Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI” bomber)
    Maybe an ork zepplin
     
  6. Padre
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    Looks awesome! I love the concept and the execution. The pedant in me would like to point out, however, that it isn't actually biplane. It's a triplane. Biplanes have two wings, triplanes have three.
     
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  7. tom ndege
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    And I thought biplane was used to refer to all kind of planes with multiple wings and did say nothing...
     
  8. Warden
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    Yep... you are 100% correct, I have been working on a triplane this whole time and it wasn't until your message that I realized my mistake :banghead:! Thanks that gave me a good laugh :D
     
  9. Padre
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    No problem! :)
     
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  10. Warden
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    Along with other projects I have been busy today rebasing my knights of the realm:

    warden201801_rebasing knights 04_full.jpg

    I decided to paint my movement trays with the heraldry of all the individual knights. Its making the project take longer, but I enjoy painting the heraldry. This will also ensure that I have the correct knight in the right location when I rank them up (so that way everyone will fit).

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  11. Aginor
    Slann

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    A lot of work!
    But in the end it will look awesome. Back then an army of knights was pretty colorful.
     
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  12. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    That is probably one of the best ideas I have ever seen! Not only does it look amazing but it would be really helpful for ordering your men so you don't have to remember at a pinch. Unfortunately it wouldn't work with Dwarfs or any of the other armies I collect, but I get by by painting the number of the unit's position underneath the base - F1 for 1st man in the front, B3 for the 3rd man in the back row and so on.
     
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    I just write numbers... starting with the guy on the left front (1) way back to the guy on the back right (n*x ; with n being the number of ranks and x the number of rows)
     
  14. Warden
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    Thanks for the compliments! The movement trays turned out pretty good, I am glad the new knight bases turned out so well. It was a project long in coming (two years+ :muted:) so I am glad it is finally complete!

    warden201801_rebasing knights 06.jpg

    Freshly painted bases, just before the knights were added:

    warden201801_rebasing knights 07.jpg

    All four units of my Knights Templar and Knights of the Realm.

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  15. Warden
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    While rebasing my mounted knights I also put together a new batch of custom foot knights.

    warden201801_foot knights_WIP 01.jpg

    Each one wears the heraldry of another mounted knight in the army.

    warden201801_foot knights_WIP 02.jpg

    They are looking alright so far, a bit more basing is in order.

    warden201801_foot knights_WIP 05.jpg
     
  16. Ritual
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    We need some updated full army of shots of your knights soon!
     
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  17. Aginor
    Slann

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    Agree. Must be an epic army when completely on the table.
     
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  18. Warden
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    I don't have any full army shots of these knights based yet, but I did take a bunch of broad army photos of my Bretonnians prior to starting this new basing project at the start of the month, same time I took some of my Lizardmen.

    warden201801_lustrian bretonnians_LO_01.jpg
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    They look nice as a big group! I have most of the Bretonnian pictures up over at the Round Table.

    I aspire to taking another set of army-wide pictures once I finally have all my Bretonnians fully based. This includes painting my last two units: my Questing Knights and my Grail Knights. Slowly but surely! :vulcan:
     
  19. Ritual
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    That's a lot of dudes.
     
  20. Aginor
    Slann

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    And horses!
     

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