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« on: March 29, 2017, 02:45:28 PM »

Building these have been a background project of mine for the last couple of months. I had hoped to finish my Wrath of Kings army before starting a new project but I wasn't feeling it so here we are: Epic Craftworld Lugganath Eldar. I started out using my airbrush on these to get the feel for it. The undersides are Abaddon Black and the top Jokaero Orange. I wanted to use Troll Slayer Orange but that wasn't covering well enough so I put Jokaero down first. After Troll Slayer's down I'm going to hit it with a gloss coat and then try shading with Fuegan Orange. We'll see how that goes.



The bases were Zandri Dust, and dry brushes of Zamesi Desert, Tyrant Skull and Wrack White. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to differentiate the bigger rock piles.



In terms of what's left to build: Shining Spears, another 18 tanks, Wraithlords, Vampires, titans and a slew of Wave Serpents.



I put small magnets in 2 bases of each Aspects, as well as some Guardian and Wrathguard stands. The plan there is to do the same for Exarchs and Farseer characters.

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 08:22:33 PM »

I am looking forward to seeing how these turn out.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 12:32:49 AM »

Great collection of models there!

I think there's some Epic 40k, some Epic:A, some FW models, and... third party support weapons?

Anyway, I love Epic, so I'll be interested to see your progress on these. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 02:35:38 AM »

I haven't played Epic for at least 20 years, although I have both an Eldar and a Dark Angels army...  Confused

Will be interesting to see where this goes!
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 02:17:55 PM »

Thanks guys, I did some airbursh work on the Scorpions last night and plan to take the brush to them tonight.

@Major_Gilbear - Close, the Falcon hulls are third party as well.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 01:50:03 PM »

I highlighted and shaded one of the Scorpions to completion this week to start to figure out how I'm going to paint these colors. I'm pretty happy with the blue-ish grey weapons and the canopy/gems but I'm not quite there on the orange and black. The orange was highlighting with Troll Slayer and Lugganath, I think I want to try those again though as the highlights aren't stark enough for me. Thoughts? Same for the black, that was Eshin Grey followed by Dawnstone.



The one panel I left orange is for a transfer I hope to print out. I finish it up once I lay that down.



Any other thoughts on improving the colors or adding accents?





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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 03:30:26 PM »

I like the scheme and the paint job - very striking and very neat respectively. Cool

I do think that getting a bit more contrast across the colours would help the models look even better, but this can be tricky with small figures.

Generally, you can do more exaggerated recess shading and edge highlights, or you can do broader highlighting across the whole model.

On models like the Eldar, edge-highlighting all over can leave them looking a bit blocky. I therefore think that some broader highlights across the models would help to make them look a bit more three-dimensional, perhaps with only a few vary sparing sharp highlights here and there - sorta like you've done already with the main guns.
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 04:08:45 PM »

Incredible paintjob!  Shocked Cool
Keep us updated!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 06:20:34 PM »

A really striking colour scheme. Also, works well with the minimalist bases.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 11:38:54 PM »

Beautiful! You found a killer combo.
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 11:56:19 AM »

Those look lovely mate - I want to do a smaller Eldar force for 6mm, really good opportunity to do interesting colours, which you've certainly done. Love your orange and that warm grey on the weapons really pops. Top.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 02:04:13 PM »

Thanks guys.

OK, take two on the highlights. I went back and re-edged the black with Eshin Grey followed by Fenrisian Grey, and widened the orange highlight of Firedragon Bright while completely edging with Lugganath Orange. Worse? Better? About the same? I think I'm going to try one more level of extreme highlight on each, just to see how it looks.




The other two Scorpions got their undersides finished up and are now glued to their bases (1/8" eyelets are great for this if anyone is curious). I also did the first highlight of the black on them. I'm going to be keeping the turrets separate from now on as it makes painting things a lot easier.







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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2017, 02:16:19 PM »

They look very nice - the grey/black is definitely more obvious. Maybe try adding a spot of white or ivory to the yellow-orange for some final highlights to make them stand out better?

Either way, they look really smart, well done! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 08:33:48 PM »

The Scorpion tanks looks great. I love seeing progress on an Epic army.

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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2017, 12:32:17 AM »

Wonderful painting, the palette gives them a real "Don't lick me - I'm a poisonous frog" vibe. Which is a good thing.

They're going to look amazing en masse.
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