Karchev the Terrible and Beast!

I didn’t want to do the Khador battle box because that didn’t appeal to me.  So I got the Warcaster that has been calling to me since I started the game.  Karchev the Terrible.

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And man was he ever terrible!  I do not have patience when it comes to glueing models together.  And there were a LOT of bits with him.  So I sat down and got my greenstuff ready and went at it.  Now how the hell do I put holes in his base?  Do I need them?  Uh.  Whatever.

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After over an HOUR of glueing I finally had this monster done!

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Now comes the paint scheme.  I decided I wasn’t going to go with Khador studio colours.  I wouldn’t be able to do it any justice.  I am a below average painter and I had to find ways to stick to my strengths….being lazy.  I do like the scheme of Beast 09 so I decided to do my whole force that way.  First thing is to base it!  I used some can of something Bone.  I decided to test it out on a smaller model to start.  Hello war dog.

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Bam.
Ok I didn’t hate it so thought I would give Karchev a shot.  I also bought Beast 09.  So I started working on him at the same time.
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After that dried I went at him like a fat man on a smartie.  Sticking to pretty basic colours.  The idea is to wash the whole model in a wash/ink.  Then do some small highlights.  Simple!  Yeah right.
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After I was done with all my base colours that I liked I washed the shit out of him.  Took a big as brush and lubed him up like stripper pole.
I made a custom base for him which I will be doing for my whole army.  But that will be in a separate post.  More on that later.  Back to Karchev!
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BAM!!!!
You can see his is still wet here.  He is nice and dirty.  Now comes the part I am not really that keen on.  Highlighting.  Ultimately I want to give this to my painter (Greg) and make him do it.  He insists its easy and I can handle it.  He gives me a 5 min power course on highlighting.  I tune more of it out.  Fucker wants me to mix paint!  That seems like something better left to someone responsible.  I can’t see this going well for me.  I basically want to buy my colours in ready to go shades.  Base, mid, highlight!  But NOOOO.  Here are the three pre highlights.
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So the mixing begins.  Bloody hell does it take some time.  I find that my mix is drying out before I can use it.  Damnit I didn’t want to have to mix it again.  I get the idea of adding water.  BAM!   Too much.  There goes that batch.  Sad panda.  Time to mix some more.  How the hell am I going to get the right ratio again?  Uh I hate this.
Ok fast forward some swearing under my breath and presto.  Beast 09 and Karchev are DONE!  Well to my level of abilities anyway.
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