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Feb 2018 - Painting Challenge/Paint Along

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Ok so I know it's like the 4th already, but hey better late than never. 

If you have a squadron of minis lying around that you really want a bit of a push to start on. Now is your chance. Challenge yourself to finish them off this Month. 

I encourage everyone out there to Paint along, and if you feel up to it, post progress pictures etc right here. 

This will be a friendly place full of encouragement 

 

WA

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I have picked my Xelocian T3 Shaniri Frigates. My plan is to keep rolling for 3 months and get my whole Xelocian Fleet done. 

 

The whole raw fleet

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This is the start of the Red/Orange

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And a Bit of Blending

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my second colour is probably going to be a light grey blend. 

 

Hopefully we can get lots of painters joining in and posting 

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Awesome Nullifier's Bessemer

completed very quickly too. I take it your plans are to do the whole force in a month and not 1 unit per month like me. 

So I have had very little painting time. I have made a bit more progress on my test ship

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I have decided to continue with the Red panels over Black. I can see myself doing more of them. I have added the old Brass for contrast. I will be doing a few more highlights with it. I still need a thruster colour and maybe another panel colour. 

Thanks for Looking and it's not too late to join in

WA

 

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Perhaps a purple or teal for the engines? Something complimentary but wildly different to those red armour plates. As any fan of gold knows, everything compliments brass and gold. Everything.

Fantastic work WestAussie! Knowing your other fleets, this will fit right in as an angry core 

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You are all doing a great job guys. I have been painting along but I can't post any pictures right now since our computer isn't working right now , and with the Warcradle being so complicated its hard for me to get on here any other way. And its killing me because I tried an india ink wash on my Terran ships and they look great with it. I will continue to paint along and try to find a way to get some pictures on here.

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Done!

Annihilation Gunships

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Turmoil R&D's

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Side on

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Tried a couple of new things. After looking at WestAustralian's Xelocians, I decided to try some wet blending of my own, doing the Purple on the hulls. I think it works well, If a little obscure because of the dark colours. 

Instead of the usual Interference paint used for the metallic green I tried some of Green Stuff Worlds Colour shifting paints. I was originally going with Emerald Getaway (turquoise shifting to light purple/blue ) as it most resembled my original scheme, but the effect it gave barely showed. Instead went with  Martian Green (green shifting to purple) as it show up well in most light. You can even see the effect in the photos.

Hope to see everyone's progress!

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Thanks @Wolfgang Jannesen. I used Purple on Black for my Dindrenzi. So I have grabbed green and blue for the Xelocian. Thanks for the compliments. 


Hey @Skyhawk hopefully you will get time to post some pics soon. 


Oooh @Brimat loving that Blue, can't wait to see the progress. 

Excellent Directorate @Bessemer. Awesome to hear you are using wet blending, those colour shifting Paints sound Funky too  

Brilliant Aquans @Kookaburra. Excellent finish on a great Scheme. Thanks for joining in.


I got a fair bit done on my test ship a week ago but was unable to post until now.

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I am not attached to the Green Ridges on the Back of the ship. I will either put Blues or Brass over the Green. 

I have lost a ton of time due to an unexpected emergency surgery and a 6 Night hospital stay. I am recovering well, but it obviously impacted my Painting Plans this month. I may not get the squadron done this month. I only just undercoated the rest of the squadron today. 

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I have managed to get a start on my test Larshan Escort/Corvette. 

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I have decided to just plod on anyway and try to keep the Xelocian Fleet moving. I may have lost the timeline, but not the goal. 

Thanks for looking. 
WA

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18 hours ago, Overread said:

Use image tags like this

[ img ] paste the url of the photo itself (right click the photo and open it in a new tab and copy the address, or use copy image address if that pops up for you [ /img ]

Do that without the spaces and it should work like this (Altcaps ships)

 

I usally use the "Insert other media"-Button, but i refused to take my pic-url. :( Will go with the img-Tags for future picture posts. Thanks for the hint. :)

 

16 hours ago, Skyhawk said:

The computer is fixed I can post pictures now!

Wow, the black on this ships is really...black. I like it. :)

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Heres what I have done so far! A facebook trading group got me an entire second RSN fleet and I've been experimenring with different schemes. This is what ive chosen, based on the colour scheme that my armors always end up being in online games

I know that heavy cruiser escorting my battleship needs more colouring on the aft end, having a hell of a time picking where though

Battleship and Heavy Cruiser Accompaniment

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Carrier and Cruiser Accompaniment
 

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Cruiser Squadron Scheme 


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Left to do is those other two cruisers not on escort duty, the dreadnought + escorts, a squadron of destroyers and two squadrons of frigates. 

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