Friday, May 24, 2013

We are Legion...


I've finished off the updates on my old servitor horde. They all have their new sickly, pallid flesh, brassy bits with patina, and awesome Dragon Forge Tech-Deck bases. There are 35 of the suckers in the picture above, along with two Techpriest Engineseers to oversee them.



A I was going through and touching them all up I realized that no two are identical. They are built from a pretty even mix of the eight different bodies that have appeared over the years (shown in the photos above) but have been given enough arm swaps that they are all different. This pleases me : )  The ninth body in the photo just above is one of the old Skullz promo set of Ad Mech guys.


Here's where I'm at with the painting on the Knight. All the armor plates are close to where I want them, and the rest of the metallics have been painted with Boltgun Metal and washed with subsequent layers of Secret Weapon Amethyst, Agrax Earthshade, and Nuln Oil. It certainly is quite dark.

Off to the San Francisco Bay Area today to attend Kublacon, should be fun. I might even enter their painting competition ; )

Cheers
Dave

19 comments:

  1. Dave, that Knight is a BEAUTY already.

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    1. Thanks for that, it's why I'm worried about screwing up the rest of it ; )

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  2. Very cool! That's quite the herd of servitors, love the fact that they're all subtly different - great work!

    Absolutely love the patina look you've gotten on the metal for the Knight. That's going to look sharp. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Mordian, I hope I don't screw it up.

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  3. I swear you and FW have formed a tag team to make me do AdMech...

    I will not given in (yet).

    The servitor horde is lovely, the uniqueness of each one is a wonder.

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  4. I agree, that Knight is awesome :)

    Like your servitors too.

    Your style and ideas are wonderful mate :)

    Cheers

    Janus

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    1. Thank you Janus, much appreciated.

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  5. Beautiful work. I particularly like how you've done the metallic effect on the Knight. The whole horde has a Dan Abnett feel about it - very dark. Great stuff.

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    1. Thanks Curt, I'm very pleased with the result so far.

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  6. What a sight - an outstanding job Mr. Taylor.

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  7. Some of those classic Jes sculpted servitors might be among the most characterful models GWs ever produced. Lovely.

    Knight coming along nicely. The brass looks excellent. Are you going with the dark metal look after all? Have to say it does work very well.

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    1. I figured regardless of which way I went I'd need a dark base to start from. I'm going to get some advice from a few painter friends while I'm at Kublacon.

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  8. nice work Dave, can you possibly go through the steps that you undertake to get your Patina effect?

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    1. I'll try to put something together this coming week.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  9. Looks like "We are Borg" from Star Trek, the whole darn Borg Collective! Great stuff

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    1. There are definitely a couple of the most recent servitors that look just like the Borg!

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