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Jokes on me, 8th (9th)Ed Harlequins

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With the release of the new Harlequin codex for 8th ed I thought I’d take a break from power armor for a bit and dip my toes into the Webway.

The force itself (like most of mine) is second hand with a repaint, and is intended  for tabletop quality.  

One of the challenges of getting the army done will be staying motivated and finding time with work and family.  To help in those regards I plan to avoid big batch painting sessions, and will try to finish (completely) a unit or two at a time.

At some point I plan to add small diamond/checker patterns (perhaps with a rubber stamp system) but for now I’m satisfied with the base colors.

First up is a shadow seer (my test model for the army) a troupe master and a troupe.  

I really enjoy all the implied movement the models have.

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Some progress on the skimmer.

I applied some blue tape to a note card and used the wife’s paper trimmer to cut thin strips out of it. I then peeled the thin strips of tape off and used it to establish the diamond pattern.

Some base coats and a wash later, with standard highlights on top of that.

Im still not sold on the purple canopy, we’ll see what develops with the rest of the Air Force.

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Progress on the jester.

He’ll be the only model in the army with a bone colored gun (as opposed the gold) and a natural colored cloak.

I want him easily identifiable as he’ll pack the relic shrieker cannon ‘curtain fall’.

Also, his boots aren’t red, they’re just soaked from walking through all the blood ;).

Bases and washes down.  Highlights to come.

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Jester complete.

Im happy with him overall.  The natural tones in the gun and cloak should stand him out from his bro’s.

Starting in on shadow seer number 2, and after that comes the solitaire.

I’ll revisit everyone’s bases (rocks/ruins) in the future when I figure out how I want to do the entire army.

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Why don’t Tyranids eat clowns?

 

They taste funny...

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....................... 😉 

I’ve recently had a moment to work on some models and spent that time with the killer clowns from outer space.  

I was able to complete the next troupe, and a secondary Troupe master.

I’m happy with the mish-mash of colors with the little bits that tie everyone together (yellow shoulders/hilts n blades n guns).

Up next will be another boat for the troupes, a death jester, shadow seer,and the beginning of the sky weavers (bikes).

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With a long weekend to recharge “the batteries” I was able to dip a brush in some paint and return to the Harlies.

I had two players leftover from an old evening (base colors ‘n washes done) and I was able to bring up their highlights.

Quite by accident I think I found “it” for the armies scheme.

On this evenings pair I went with a bolder, hard white, highlight instead of the more subtle color gradient.  It’s a little jarring up close but as with a few of my other armies I think it will “pop” from table ranges.

I’ll update the rest of the girls and boys and do some group shots at some point.

Hope everyone is well.

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Awesome work! 

On 5/27/2018 at 9:52 AM, Psilence said:

One of the challenges of getting the army done will be staying motivated and finding time with work and family.  To help in those regards I plan to avoid big batch painting sessions, and will try to finish (completely) a unit or two at a time.

 

Have you found this method of completing a unit or two to work well at balancing life with painting?

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1 hour ago, Kelbesq said:

Have you found this method of completing a unit or two to work well at balancing life with painting?

In general yes.  There are lots of factors that play into it:

Work stresses

Family health (my little ones are little so come home with colds often)

Other hobby or entertainment distractions

When I do get the painting bug it helps me personally to have little wins (a unit or model at a time) rather than try to do a big chunk of an army and feel like I’m making no progress.

Something else that has really helped motivate me while working on paint is reading related fiction.  It really drove me for the Vlka, and is doing the same for the Harlies.

Thank you for asking 🙂

Here are a few more clowns who have come out to play.

I like the black and white a lot, fits well with the fluff.  I tried a new paint pen for the highlights (craft warehouse) the tip has ended up too wide.  Was worth a shot.

I’ll address the base/stone work once I pick a theme.

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