Author Topic: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.  (Read 1521 times)

warriorsoul

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Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« on: 22 October 2023, 11:00:48 »
 I painted this guy up specifically for Iron Wind Metals and their catalog. This is the product link: https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-nr/product/battletech-20-5213

 So I don't normally work in metal. It is how I started in miniatures back in the 1990s (with Ral Partha 'mechs, so it's pretty cool to have my stuff featured in their catalog today) but over the years everyone has shifted to plastics/resin and I just kind of accepted it as the status quo. That being said, there are some definite advantages to metals. Metals have very good fidelity/sharp detail, mold-seams are much less of a problem, and the current IWM 'mechs seem to always give you some options in terms of posing. Plus there's the weapon swaps/alternate parts that are available for a lot of their sculpts. The biggest downside is trying to prevent paint rubbing/chipping. Especially during painting, you gotta be extra careful not to rub paint off the corners of these models. I kinda think that for display purposes, the added weight and cleaner details on IWM is a definite advantage however. A stiff breeze definitely ain't gonna blow one of these off your shelf lol.

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #1 on: 22 October 2023, 14:22:34 »
Gorgeous paint job, and the hex base matching the diorama perfectly doesn't hurt either! :)

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #2 on: 22 October 2023, 15:32:59 »
Lots to love here.  I particularly like the laser and ppc lensing.  Also, that is a particularly pleasing shade of ‘Davion’ green!  Do you mind sharing how you made that green happen?

warriorsoul

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #3 on: 22 October 2023, 16:02:02 »
Lots to love here.  I particularly like the laser and ppc lensing.  Also, that is a particularly pleasing shade of ‘Davion’ green!  Do you mind sharing how you made that green happen?

 So along with my Clan Wolf Beta Galaxy stuff this Davion scheme is probably the most "grounded" looking style I do. I'm really just using a variation of a common Games Workshop combo: I've got Castellan Green as a base with Straken Green as the main highlight. I further shade the base color with Athonian Camo Shade, and then work up a 50/50 of Castellan Green and Straken Green, then Straken Green, the Straken Green 50/50 with Nurgling Green, then Nurgling Green itself, and a final dot highlight of Nurgling Green and Vallejo White. (I ain't using chalky GW white)

 You could probably omit the 50/50 mixes and it would look mostly similar.
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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #4 on: 23 October 2023, 04:47:53 »
 :smilie_happy_thumbup:

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #5 on: 26 October 2023, 11:53:04 »
Excellent work, here. I'll echo that your Davion green feels spot-on.
Question; I concur with your thoughts in IWM metal being crisper etc. Do you happen to also have a metal Marauder on hand? Can you comment on it's quality? I've been waiting to eye one before ordering a battalion or two... :wink:

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #6 on: 26 October 2023, 14:01:17 »
That is a beauty!

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #7 on: 27 October 2023, 05:54:55 »
Sweet! :smilie_happy_thumbup:

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #8 on: 27 October 2023, 09:45:06 »
Excellent work, here. I'll echo that your Davion green feels spot-on.
Question; I concur with your thoughts in IWM metal being crisper etc. Do you happen to also have a metal Marauder on hand? Can you comment on it's quality? I've been waiting to eye one before ordering a battalion or two... :wink:

I don't have one. I'll probably be tempted to get one eventually, especially since there's parts options for it.
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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #9 on: 29 October 2023, 16:46:06 »
I agree. Variant bitz are always nice.
Looking forward to seeing a metal MAD next to a plastic.

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #10 on: 29 October 2023, 18:48:56 »
Neat highlighting.

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #11 on: 30 October 2023, 00:07:19 »
Super crisp.  Lovely

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #12 on: 30 October 2023, 02:23:02 »
OK, I do have a critique…

Why do you tease us with only ONE picture of your beautiful work?  :tongue:

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #13 on: 30 November 2023, 21:54:52 »
Great paint job.  :smilie_happy_thumbup:
6th Federated Suns Armored Cavalry (Hillbillies with Guns)

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Re: Warhammer WHM-6R, 1st Crucis Lancers, Federated Suns.
« Reply #14 on: 03 December 2023, 14:36:56 »
Very pretty Mech!  I am very envious of your edge highlighting skill.