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[SHOWCASE] Fulgrim ver. 2

Fulgrim #2 painted for Anton in Russia. I think this rendition is way better than my first one :)

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[SHOWCASE] Desert Elysians
Desert Elysian Drop Troopers Imperial Guard Astra Militarum Airborne Valkyrie Marauder Bomber Avenger Strike Fighter-1.jpg

One of my favorite projects so far - an entire Elysian Drop Wing plus Imperial Naval Support. These took awhile because I did color modulation on every part of each of the 12 planes (this effect is more apparent in the last picture pre-weathering). It's a subtle effect but I think it looks really good. The customer wanted stripes on the wings so I went with the Normandy Invasion stripes.

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[SHOWCASE] Triumvirate of Ynnead Eldar

Today's update if the Triumvirate of Cheese - I mean Eldar. A little bit different than the normal scheme since it was painted to match Richard's Iybraesil Eldar. Still to go in the future when we get a custom decal sheet is the hand icon for the blue dude's white robes.

On the big buy that is definitely not Fulgrim, I used a translucent automobile paint that fades from a metallic green to blue. I had to be super careful with this effect as not to make the flames look solid so the undertones are black, gold, gunmetal, silver, and chrome which breaks up the effect. On the bases, the customer wanted melting snow and I took it a step further and made the ground look wet and added a little but of mud because melting snow doesn't just disapear and leave clumps all the time :)

Triumvirate of Ynnead Eldar Warhammer 40k Iybraesil-1.jpg
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This is what a 40,000 point 40k army looks like (well, exactly is 38,563 paints but close enough). I've been working on this project for a year now. I did paint other stuff during that time including a few small Chaos forces but these are just the Imperials. I'm hoping double this for next year!

And no, I do not own all of these models! Many of them are commission projects including the Elysians, Blood Angels, and some of the titans. Total model count is 566 infantry and 100 tanks. And I know people will ask so I did the math on the retail - $15,300.46 currently. I didn't include OOP models or bundle deals. And I'm certain a lot of the FW was bought before BREXIT so I think it balances out. That doesn't include prices for painting but that's about $20/$25 for an infantry model of which there are 566 of...

Special thanks to the following people for making this possible:

Vinh Nguyen: my brother who shot these photos and edited them. Plus he put together 6 of the Legio Astorum Imperial Knights.

Chris Long: assembly. He does most of my resin models including the Blood Angel's Rhinos and 5 Warhound Titans (all this year!)

Maxwell Hill: He did most of the painting on the Warlord and I am painting the Elysians including the planes for him.

David Abitbol: commissioned the Blood Angels all of the assembly except the Rhinos.

Jaime Noakes: Did the bulk of the paintwork on the Cadian tanks before I bought the army from him.

Chase Sale: assembly on the Elysian infantry before I bought them.

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Legio Ignatum Warhound Titan 40k 30k Forgeworld-1.jpg

Just the interior to go :)

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