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Joachim last won the day on September 2 2018

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  1. @Strangely Brown Here you go! As you can see on the gaki, I went even darker on the bottom of the robes, so you put a transition in the base layer from white at the top to greybrown at the bottom. I also added some additional stippling with a dark brown where you want to apply some effects in a more controlled fashion. (Bases aren't finished in this picture.)
  2. Thanks man, That is indeed what i also did for my gaki, ill post a picture if you want. I paint the robe in a very light brownish gray. Basically white with a toch of black and a touch of reddish brown. I then highlight it up to pure white. Finally, i apply thinned down sepia ink and whipe it down with a piece of paper towel. This way you wipe the ink off of the higher surfaces. Wiping also creates a really dirty effect. You'll to apply ink 2 or 3 times though. The first time the result is kind off disappoiting as the ink only sticks well to the surface the 2nd application. Enjoy!
  3. Hello guys, so as promised I'm still going to post what I've done last month, even though I used my three mulligans. So I'm excited cause I finally had more time to paint. I'm trying to finish my Kirai crew asap so I can field her fully painted. I also wanted to do something extra with the bases. I found these stone face bits online and I really like the feel it gives to the crew. I also finished details on Kirais dress, although I finished the rest of her months ago. Painted two onryo and the emissary. Let me know what you guys think! Planning to finish my lampads next month and mayb I'll start on the goryo.
  4. Looks good, indeed the edges of the green stuff are a bit sloppy and make the wood seem less like wood. To get the impression that its floorboard you need very straight and flat surface. I usually use balsa wood strips which I cut to size and scratch with a metal brush. It gives a great effect. You need to use watered down wood glue to seal the wood though, in order to paint it. The only disadvantage is that it is more fragile, but I don't see any issues if it is just used like you would. I made a base for a cyclops where he is crushing a wooding path and planks are flying everywhere, it looks good, but it's quite difficult to transport. Greetings, Joachim.
  5. @sagrit I agree that there are quite a bit of restrictions on it. Though it is a passive aura and the fact that the opponent has to adjust to it already means its impacting your game. You cant keep everything in the aura, but if you summon hanged for example they should be. I also sometimes throw izamu into the fray and then move within 6". It's all a bit situational. I never really bank on getting ikyrio out, but I try to position so that my biggest threats are within the aura. Lost love also has a 1 action to place btb with a henchman within 12". Great for bringing that aura to archie, asura roten, datsu ba, anna lovelace. All in all, don't work too hard to get ikyrio out. If you put the aura on some threats then the opponent has to makr choices. My philosophy is that the more choices the opponent has to make, the more chance he makes a bad one. And also a 6 aura is no that small, so you can easily get several models in there at a time.
  6. @cedar what is your best spirit beacon target? Do you typically put it on Kirai? I played it on izamu before, as normally a lot of stuff die around him.
  7. Why are you taking bloody shears? It seems so underwhelming. Edit: Ok, forgot it had accomplice, that makes sense then in case you really need that.
  8. I want to give this topic a new twist rather than starting a new topic. I'm playing a game with Kirai tomorrow and I'm going to try out some different upgrades. What do you guys normally take on Kirai upgradewise (if any) and does anyone use swirling aether? It sounds like a great mobility tool, an 8+ inch place is rather nice indeed. Nevertheless it costs 2ss, so I'm not sure if it's worth it. You're also giving up a seishin summon and a 5 of masks to get it off. Also does anyone have experience with the wave 5 upgrades?
  9. @Sagrit Asura is also not a model you want to place far forward as she is very squishy. She does so much it is all a bit situational. If I really need her zombie then indeed the marker has to be closer to Kirai. I hired Asura with the emissary and datsu bah. They all summon stuff I can summon off and that doesn't dictate my activation order and positioning that much. Agreed, that is a list very focussed on overrunning the opponent with cheap models and summons. It will depend on the game. I have also played a different Kirai crew. Imho if the opponent spends 1 ap killing a mindless zombie it is often worth it. And you never know he wiffs and waists more. Even then it'll drop a corpse marker that the crew can use.
  10. It pings one damage if im not mistaken and its a wp14 duel, so pretty difficult, pinging damage is always great. Asura does so many things its easy to forget stuff.
  11. She gives you zombies for summoning. One of the strongest things on her card is that she makes every zombie or other undead model hit quite hard. She has an attack action which is quite a good debuff. Don't worry, Asura does plenty useful for 8ss . I'm absolutely sure that @whodares will agree. And again, Asura is living, so another way to surround Kirai with nothing but living and undead models so you can't easily avoid malevolence.
  12. Indeed, I'm convinced you can play Kirai with just the seishin for summoning, but then you'll need datsue bah with my little helper to get you going. You're not summoning 3 models a turn off seishin this way, but I also don't think that's the way to go most of the time. Kirai also supports her crew pretty nicely so there's other stuff she can do. I don't see any need to summon off your own non-peon models. Some exceptions, sometimes you'll want to actually kill your own models to deny schemes, or depending on kirai's upgrades for scheme markers, or if you really need a summon somewhere that you can't get otherwise. I agree that archie doesn't have obvious synnergy with Kirai, though I think people sometimes overdo it and try and find nice synnergy, interactions, tricks between all models in the crew. Synnergy is great, but can't go wrong with 3 min 4 damage attacks is what I'm thinking. The fact that Archie uses corpse markers makes it a bit easier in a Kirai crew as you don't use them. But also don't forget that Kirai really likes hiring living or undead models for malevolence. So don't forget that Kirai gives Archie another layer of "protection". People are not going to want to ignore him, meaning they also can't avoid getting Ikyrio thrown in their face (even multiple times a turn possibly). Archie will suffer from the fact that Izamu exists and costs 3ss less and is a spirit as well as undead. Izamu is probably the more efficient choice, but I will try out both some more before really having a strong opinion. Archie is quite a bit more resilient though, especially if the opponent has ways to ignore armor. For now I'm really excited for trying out lampads. I think they're risky models, but they have a very high payoff and I really like them on paper.
  13. True, we don't know exactly when it will drop, and if it is a year, I'm not going to not paint for a year. What I am doing is focussing a bit more on the model itself, so stuff I really want to paint, rather than how they work with the crew etc.
  14. Oh, I guess you're right. Challenge failed then. Is it ok if i post models i completed anyways. It is still a motivation to finish models.
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