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On 1/4/2022 at 7:28 AM, aku-chan said:

With Games Workshop having sorted out whatever issues they were having with this, my enthusiasm has returned!

I'm determined to get at least a few more painted up before the expansions start coming out.

 

I heard they removed the Curse on the Cursed City. (My guess is that the new printing will have no mention whatsoever of any place once called Mournhold …)

 

IF I am correct, treat anything where that bit of Lore appears in print as the collectors item that it will become.

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On 1/6/2022 at 4:59 PM, Standifer said:

Looking forward to seeing it completed!

 

Thanks! It's going to be a while, he's covered in so much stuff!

 

On 1/6/2022 at 5:14 PM, TGP said:

 

I heard they removed the Curse on the Cursed City. (My guess is that the new printing will have no mention whatsoever of any place once called Mournhold …)

 

IF I am correct, treat anything where that bit of Lore appears in print as the collectors item that it will become.

 

Hadn't heard that theory.

Not sure we'll ever know what went wrong with the first release (GW definitely isn't going to say).

 

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Got a bit more done.

Boots, gloves and hatband were done in Leather Brown > Brown Wash > Leather Brown > Leather Brown/Bonewhite, plus a Bronze arrow symbol on his hat.

 

Trousers next!

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On 1/9/2022 at 2:41 PM, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Seeing what you're doing with these is starting to tempt me into looking into picking up a box once it comes out, assuming this isn't going to be yet another fomo release. 

 

I hope they don't do anything silly with the release, I want to get my grubby mitts on all the expansions!

 

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Although you can't see them all I painted his trousers (Steel Grey > Black Wash), his armour (Pure Black/Oily Steel > Oily Steel > Black Wash > Oily Steel Drybrush) and part of his rifle and hammer (Pure Black/Gunmetal Grey/Oily Steel > Oily Steel Drybrush > Black Wash).

 

Now I've painted it though, I'm not sure he's wearing a breastplate, I think it's actually part of his coat or a tabbard. Going to have to give it some thought.

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I compromised in the end by doing his breastplate, still as a breastplate but a leather one (Scarlett Red/Leather Brown > Scarlett Red/Leather Brown/Iraqi Sand > Brown Wash with Bronze buttons).

I also added an Aluminium highlight to his metal armour, and painted his steaks (Parasite Brown/Ochre Yellow > Brown Wash > Ochre Yellow drybrush > Sepia Wash).

 

Belts and pouches next I think.

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Got his various straps and bags done (Red Leather > Red Leather/Iraqi Sand > Brown Wash) with buckles, buttons etc. in Brassy Brass.

 

With him almost finished, I fired up the Random Number Generator to pick the next one:-

 

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A long-haired, leaping vampire!

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Today I finished his rifle. The stock is Pure Black/Leather Brown with various Oily Steel and Bronze bits.

I also did the sheath of his sword and dagger in Prussian Blue > Prussian Blue/Off-white > Prussian Blue glaze.

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On 1/16/2022 at 5:42 PM, Glitterwolf said:

Very good!

 

Thanks!

 

On 1/16/2022 at 10:46 PM, TGP said:

How tall is this figure?

For that matter how long is that Zweihander sword?

 

I've got a ruler somewhere, let's see...

 

He's 37mm tall (47mm including his hat), with the sword itself being 40mm.

 

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Painted the last bits.

Painted the handles on everything Iraqi Sand with Leather Brown stripes and a Brown Wash (Not sure if the stripes look weird, I just don't like plain handles).

Also painted what it I think is a bottle (I'm going with Holy Water) in Magic Blue/Off-white with Off-white edge highlights.

 

Just gotta do the base now.

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1 hour ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

They look great, looks like old ivory.

 

Thanks!

Honestly I'm a bit surprised at the lack of detail.

 

Anyways, Jelsen is all done and off to the Show-off section:-

 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/97938-jelsen-darrock-vampire-hunter/

 

Time to start on the angry vampire:-

 

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So far I've just bascoated her skin with Pale Flesh/Elf Skin and given it a Purple Wash.

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On 1/20/2022 at 8:41 PM, Glitterwolf said:

Great stuff!

 

Thanks!

 

Had a couple of minor disasters that put a stop to any progress for the last couple of days.

 

First, Jelsen got knocked off the table. He now has a bent rifle barrel, and the stake part of his stake launcher pinged off into that weird void where all little model parts go when they're dropped. So I had to patch him up as best as I could.

 

Second, my idea for the vampires skin didn't work. The Purple Wash worked great on smaller areas like her face, but went very blotchy everywhere else. So I've had to set her aside while I rethink that one.

 

Been prepping the next batch instead:-

 

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A Priestess, a big zombie (Who's getting painted next) and some rats.

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