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#1 AlexHeap

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

Ever since reading Legion I've wanted to build an Alpha Legion army and now with Betrayal at Calth being released it's time to finally get it done.

Here are a few shots of some of the models I've built from BAC along with a few extra bits:

TacSquad1.jpg

TacSquad2.jpg

Librarian.jpg


and here's the first test model for the colour scheme:

TestModel.jpg


Most of my time is taken up with commission and general business work so I rarely get a chance to work on my own miniatures but this is an army I've wanted to do for a long time so I'm going to try and squeeze in as much time on them as possible.

Let me know what you think.
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#2 slipknotzim

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:40 PM

is that the FW paint scheme or did u manage that on ur own, if so u should how too cause these are picture perfect I love it.



#3 rjward1999

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

1) Beautiful librarian!
2) How did you get that background effect on that mini?

#4 Raglan

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 06:16 PM

Nice one mate  :)



#5 AlexHeap

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:04 PM

@slipnnotzim: It's my own scheme. I'll be writing a tutorial with step by step pictures for my website so I'll put a link here when that's finished.

@rjward1999: It's just a printed gradient background placed behind the models

@Raglan: Thanks! :)


First half of the Tactical Squad is all done now:

PaintedTacSquadp1.jpg
 


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#6 SlickJsax

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 03:08 PM

Your dudes are looking great!  I like that the metallic blue is a little more understated. 



#7 Ripper.McGuirl

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:52 PM

Nailed it!

MASTER OF SIGNALS IS PULLING THE STRINGS/ DROPPING THE BOMBS AND WRECKING YOUR THINGS

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#8 3rdlegion

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:08 AM

These look really really good!



#9 AlexHeap

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 03:01 PM

Thanks guys :D

Second half of the Tactical Squad is done now aswell so that's the first squad completed:

PaintedTacSquadp2.jpg
 


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#10 AlexHeap

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:39 PM

Just finished off a Meltagun support squad for this army:

PaintedMeltagunSquad.jpg

 

Next up will be a Rhino so hopefully the scheme will translate well to vehicles.
 


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#11 Raglan

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:38 PM

Beautifully done my friend. 



#12 AlexHeap

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 03:14 PM

Thanks very much :D

 

I've got the Rhino finished now aswell:

PaintedRhino.jpg

 


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#13 IamOmegon

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 04:43 PM

Beautiful!

Still waiting for that tutorial ;)

Mostly just interested in how you get the lighter shade of metallic blue edging.

My guess is you paint it silver, clear blue over, metallic edge then clear blue again?

#14 Falkenthal

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 05:55 PM

This will be a beautiful army once it´s finished. I love your scheme, and the clean look.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:13 PM

Keep them coming mate, you are doing a grand job!!!



#16 AlexHeap

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:17 PM

Cheers guys! Comments like that really keep me motivated!

I'm taking these to a local tournament on Saturday so I'm trying to get the last few parts of the list finished off/ up to 3 colours in time for that. I'll post some pics when they're done and try to get some in game shots aswell.


Here's the list of steps involved for painting the armour for those that were interested:


The WAAAGH Studios - Painting Alpha Legion Armour:

Grey Primer - Airbrush at 25 PSi - Always put Thinner in Airbrush first

Step 1: Airbrush Layer - 50/50 Army Painter Plate Mail Metal/ Vallejo Thinner Medium

Step 2: Airbrush Zenithal Highlight - 50/50 Army Painter Shining Silver/ Vallejo Thinner Medium

Step 3: Airbrush Zenithal Highlight - 50/50 Tamiya Clear Green/ Tamiya X-20A Thinner

Step 4: Airbrush Layer - 50/50 Tamiya Clear Blue/ Tamiya X-20A Thinner

Step 5: Edge Highlight - Army Painter Shining Silver

Step 6: Airbrush Layer - 50/50 Tamiya Clear Blue/ Tamiya X-20A Thinner

Step 7: Wash - Nuln Oil (Only in the recesses)

Step 8: Glaze - Guilliman Blue

 


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#17 Khaine20

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:33 PM

so my problem is that after I glazed the model, then the finish became very splotchy and not shiny anymore like the metal is supposed to.  Any tips?



#18 AlexHeap

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:31 PM

Are you using it straight out of the pot? The glaze is the same as anything else so you'll need to thin it a bit so you can get a smooth, even layer.


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#19 AlexHeap

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:36 AM

Here's a shot of the army pre-tournament:

AlphaLegionArmy.jpg

Not everything's finished but I'm pretty happy with how it all looks together. There's a few sneak peaks of other units I'm working on in there aswell.

Wish me luck :D
 


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#20 Khaine20

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:11 PM

Yeah I was just dipping from the pot.  I'll try with some thinner.







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