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About syph0n

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  1. I'm well up for Deepkin, but on foot preferably. Daughters of Khaine would be awesome, especially Melusai or Khinerai, a hag or something for characterful models. What's happened with Tenebrael Shard or the Mistweaver? Something with that aesthetic would be cool.
  2. Thank you for this. I love that it's the old school names... Space Wolves Grey, Snakebite Leather, Ultramarines Blue to name a few. I've said this on a few places but more choice is definitely a good thing. And also, speeding up elements of the paint job doesn't mean that you can't produce outstanding results by using these things wisely. Hexwraith, for example, is brilliant for using for Warp fire, green glow etc because of its properties - thin, high pigment etc. Using regular paints, washes etc then supplements them. I've heard a few people say they look fantastic over metallics too. I've had the joy of seeing people like Darren Latham's Silver Skulls in the flesh. They're literally sprayed silver, washed (carefully) and then all the hard work goes on the eyes, shoulder pads and other details to help it stand out. They're beautiful, but clean and simple paint jobs. Then when you add in the characters and the whole army looks phenomenal. Or, Tyler Mengel's awesome Nighthaunt. Use of Nihilakh Oxide. These could be used similarly - get the big areas done quick, but devote time to details. I'm keen to see how these could be applied to flesh personally. These are great. Use as intended for very quick army jobs. Use in your arsenal however you wish if you stick to more traditional methods.
  3. I'm cautious to lurch one side to another. My initial disappointment of Chaos only receded, just based on how good Kill Team is and my hope Warcry would be the same. Now the reveal of 9 other factions puts me right back to where I felt before - I'm really happy. I'm also not going to worry too much about what those 9 other factions are (though I will hope it's quite a 'free' choice a bit like Kill Team is) because if it's remotely like Kill Team, I'll end up using it as an excuse to try factions that aren't what I collect for AoS anyway! It's going to be good whatever happens, of that I feel really confident.
  4. This would be lovely, but I don't think they will. Listening to Pete Foley, the long term roadmap will be to move them over to Legends, of that I'm fairly sure. If you look at the Dark Elf line, of which quite a chunk of it was "new", they got put into Legends first despite there being much older kits. I would have loved for them to have proper AoS2 rules for Dreadlords and their variants on Drakespawn, but instead they got the Legends treatment. This obviously relates to the relaunch of the DoK, but they clearly knew Deepkin were well on the way. With the release of two Aelven factions, I sort of agree that the space for all of these Aelves might be running short in the new world. However, I really hope that isn't the case, and that we get an Aelf Battletome, which I'd much prefer to Free Cities tome the more I think about it. As I said to @Jagd, we might find that they don't actually do anything with them, and Legends becomes a thing. I hope not, it was just the impression I got from Pete Foley's interview. I don't know - maybe the Shadow and Light Aelves are a couple of years away. If it's not a huge resource drain, we might well see an Aelf Battletome that tides us over until they are all released. If you look at it like that, we'd have Idoneth Deepkin, DoK, Shadow and Light. Is there really the room for the rest of the Aelves? I wouldn't like to be the Design Studio, because my impression is a lot of the Aelf line is popular, still modern for the most part. The Dark Aelf line is fantastic - Corsairs are a brilliant kit, the Hydra is awesome, the Black Dragon is a notch above the High Aelf version and so are the Black Guard/Executioner kits. I wonder how it all sells, and does it not sell because they're underpowered relatively? Do you go Legends? Free People / Cities? Aelf soup? Merge with the new lines (didn't happen with SP and Deepkin, don't see it now with the exception of maybe Dark Riders).
  5. Well, didn't really do any of this. I did finish my Tyranids, but I also started and finished a Necron Kill Team. Still didn't do the rest of it! I'm currently working on assembling a little Genestealer Cult force, I just couldn't resist knowing the sprues were just sat there. Promise I'll go AoS in March!
  6. I'd like to swap my AdMech from the Kill Team box, for any Cult stuff. My AdMech is on sprues, would like similar /unpainted. Otherwise, more Melusai would be lovely. I'm in Nottingham.
  7. You can always mix in Lahmian Medium with washes. In fact, I very rarely use water to thin washes now. Lahmian Medium I find helps it settle better. You can then always use (minimal) straight wash to go back to strengthen the depth where needed.
  8. It's a light spray, so you spray sort of at/above the model rather than directly trying to coat each aspect of it. Others have mentioned zenithal highlighting, so don't spray the underside, just spray the upper angles. It means that your following basecoats go over lighter or darker prime layers, subtlying changing the tone darker or lighter where light would naturally fall.
  9. Ray Dranfield has created some exceptional stuff (I can't remember the other chap). The Kill Team scenery is immense, but actually so much of all of it is. It is incredibly flexible, expandable and I had some many little bits spare that were perfect for basing as well. £80 for two Kill Teams (nearly), a set of ruins, the board and rules is huge value for money. I'll buy a set of Warcry in an instant and one for the school club if it's remotely as good. I feel the same. I started with 40K over 20 years ago but it never got going like I did with Fantasy. But because KT is so collectable and easy to play, I now have a fully painted Tyranid Kill Team, a nearly finish Space Wolf one, a primed Ultramarine one, a built and based Necron team and that's without looking at the GSC or AdMech I have on sprues.
  10. I'm always amazed how the rumours get out. I know a couple of people who work for GW, either directly or otherwise, and neither spill the beans - it's not worth the risk. I'm guessing some staff have close friends they might let slip some things to just because of the sheer quantity of new stuff that they didn't realise was released, but that hanging threat of job loss (presumably a dream job for a lot of them) helps keep their lips tightly sealed. I think a lot of it comes from staff in distribution or warehouses. They might have zero interest in the hobby and think nothing of saying 'yeah I saw a box full of daemons, Wrath and something' to a mate and it snowballs from there. If I worked in somewhere like the Design Studio I wouldn't tell a soul.
  11. Lots of old heads in the hobby but interesting to see AoS is the starting point for many. TL;DR - started in 1995 with 40K, but always dipped in and out after painting a few units and building a load. Have loads of different stuff from different eras. AoS has a cheap starting point, easy to build an army, so drew me in properly. Kill Team and AoS2 so easy to play, I don't expect to dip out. Full story for those who are bored: I voted AoS, but I've been in the hobby (and out) since 1995. My dad brought home a yellow cover Warhammer book which I must have read cover to cover 10 times over. It's still in my loft I think. He also brought home the Warhammer Fantasy Battle Book at some point, though I can't remember know when. Google tells me this was 5th ed. However, it was 40K I started with because the friend I went to Games Workshop with preferred the Space Marines over the dragons, vampires and skellies I was more interested in. So that was that, Friar Lane in Nottingham, painting Ultramarines. I played a few games of 2nd ed but never by myself, just at GW shops. I played a little bit of 3rd ed with a different friend but that was probably towards the end of 3rd ed. I played a lot of Necromunda with an Orlock gang during this time and probably painted quite a lot of models, especially Ultramarine characters. I must have stuck around the hobby for a while because of the launch of 5th ed Fantasy that I had the book for and 3rd Edition of 40K I had half the box of with a friend. I picked up Fantasy in 1999/2000 ish with High Elves. I preferred Dark Elves, my mate preferred Wood Elves but because we didn't have the money, we divided the High Elves up between us by units. The intention was to play and we started going to Warhammer World, but although I managed to paint up a unit of spears and a unit of archers, GCSEs got in the way so again, never played. Back into the hobby again in probably 2002/3. I did then start my Dark Elves but despite painting a box of Dreadspears and my wife (then GF) paining some Witches Elves, dipped out again. I collected the Lord of the Rings magazine collection, but didn't do anything with it and sold it to someone in New Zealand! I think I played a game once in Warhammer World of Goblins vs Dwarves which must have been another dip in, sometime around 2006/7 because it was the Battle for Skull Pass starter. Whenever they came out, 2007-9 maybe, I picked up a load of the last line of Dark Elves - new Cold Ones, Corsairs etc. Some of my favourite models ever. Again, they remained unpainted but I did build a load of them. I also got some more 40K stuff when Assault on Black Reach came out, but again built a lot but painted or played very little: I got married, had another kid... AoS launch is when I first actually played. When you first get back into the hobby, you have a routine of having to buy a rule book, a codex or battletome, models, paints to replace knackered ones. It's quite expensive. AoS was good because I could use the mass of models I had from my High Elf days, Dark Elf days and just play. My daughter was just about old enough to play with me so we had a few games of it and although I did drop out again before the first General's Handbook, I kept reading online and sorted out a lot of hobby stuff. Hence, my vote for when I've been in this side of the hobby. Last February is when I've actually, properly got engaged fully since the mid-90s. I've got a hobby box which I got the previous dip in, organised all my paints, old models and the AoS system, app, warscroll builder, TGA (especially) and Twitter have made it really easy because I've had next to no initial outlay. I've got more disposable income than before, kids are older (13 and 8 ) so my time demands are different. I've bought a good daylight lamp, Really Useful Boxes to organise stuff and I've got my own storage space for it all. I've been able to play 3 or 4 games of AoS, but I would play more if I had more than 1000 pts painted of my Order Serpentis stuff. I've also got into Kill Team and play it at the school club I run and with friend of mine who works for GW. I can't see me dipping out now.
  12. I've been painting Tyranids for Kill Team lately so haven't felt I should overdo the posts on an AoS forum because people aren't here for that. I love WIP Wednesday. Even though Weds are a pain for me (meetings after work, daughter at Guides), it forces me to do a bit of hobby I might ordinarily skip.
  13. As before, I'll pledge towards some general goals of which I hope to achieve two or three of them: Finish Tyranid Kill Team Finish Space Wolf Kill Team Put some paint on either my 2nd dragon or hydra Complete half finished unit of Drakespawn Knights Paint a Lord Relictor
  14. See above^^. Failed miserably really. Back to work has killed my hobby time, meeting after work day, kids back to clubs.... I've been building, painting and playing towards Kill Team and have had a couple of games recently though. It's meant AoS has slipped down the list of hobby time, but I'm hopeful I can finish my two teams properly over the next week and then definitely dip back into AoS and my Order Serpentis army.
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