Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DKOK Death Rider 1st Squad WIP


Before you are eleven almost completed death riders. I took a long painting detour making the flags three colors, before deciding they looked horrible and painting them orange. I am fairly happy with these, yet there seem to be an endless amount of detail still to paint, and I have 15 more of these guys to go.  So what is it about NOVA that makes people attempt epic feats of painting? I'm pretty sure a squad of DKoK dies as fast as a normal guard squad after all.

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  1. Looking awesome. Looking forward to seeing them all finished and lined up. The orange flags are a nice touch, works well which I am surprised with the Death Riders generally being so muted..

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    1. Strongly agree. The flags are a great touch.

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  2. In my experience, people are intimidated by Death Riders. And you have enough of them to soak up a few casualties before the charge hits home.

    They look great

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    1. Any advice here? I am playing in the narrative, so I don't want to crush anyone. My goal was to use them as counter attack to protect the artillery. It sounds like they are pretty good on their own though.

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  3. Yes, but they look cooler dying than other meat shields. KEEP PAINTING!!!!!

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  4. I just finished this batch. They are based, and awaiting decals and pigments. My technique has gotten quite a bit better, so the six being worked on right now are quite a bit easier. I shouldn't have tried to paint 10 at a time.

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  5. Tell me about it...I am painting 15 Admech Dargoons/ironstriders for NOVA and I'm not even going to be around for it. haha!

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    1. Though honestly thats nowhere near the amount of work you're doing.

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  6. These are great man! I started a DK army a while ago and was adament that i wanted a big squad of the riders. there is something awesome about horses in 40k.

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  7. There is something raw about the intimidation of a Calvary charge. The winged hussars successfully used that raw emotion to defeat forces many times their size.

    Looking great John. I think the thing with Nova, is everyone is all painting simultaneously, and we all encourage each other simultaneously to keep going. Just as I type thing, I'm finger painting rust on my second display shelf...well now also my keyboard...

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