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Imperial advisor guy. Help!

Post  ScottRadom on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:16 pm

I got this guy in the advisors three pack (Sweet figs! Some of GW's best I think!). What is this guy, and what does he do in game terms? I wanna post him on eBay but I have no idea what to call him, or what he does. I'd like to jazz his description up some. I think I could paint another of these guys, very nice work on the mini. GW gets beat up quite a bit on the forums (deservedly so most of the time) for some of their latest releases but I was really happy with these three mini's. Thanks to anyone who can help.


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Post  Paz on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:19 pm

i do believe that is the officer of the fleet, from the regimental advisers set.

Looking good Scott. One problem though, he isn't a Blood Angel.

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:20 pm

I agree that the regimental advisors are some of GW's best figs.

That guy is an Office of the Fleet. It's bought as an upgrade character to a Company Command Squad and forces your opponent to subtract 1 from all of his reserve rolls. In addition, when outflanking, he allows you to force your opponent to re-roll which side they come on.

As for a snazzy description... I'm not a writer, can't help you there Very Happy

edit: I looked at the 'eavy metal paint job in the codex... and I must say I definitely prefer everything about yours more. His hair, face, uniform... it all looks so much better. I think they tend to go way overboard on their shadows/highlighting.

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Post  System Commander on Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:07 pm

That guys looks fantastic man! The transitions in his uniform are so smooth.. and his face is great. I love the hair though. Its very subtle.. no huge contrats or highlights, very nice.

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Post  gluvzer on Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:22 pm

Awsome work there Scott. Really good looking mini.

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Post  ScottRadom on Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:45 pm

Thanks guys! Okay, here's what I was thinking for eBay....

Hey Kids! Tired of waiting all afternoon for your reserves to show up? Well, so is this guy! That's why you NEED to buy this Officer of the Fleet mini and get him in your command squad ASASSAP!! If that wasn't enough this savvy veteran also forces your opponent to re-roll his table choice when flanking. WHAT!?!? I know man! This dude has been around the galaxy and he's seen it all. You KNOW a dude is bad a$$ when he takes to the table armed ONLY with a laspistol. His glowering stare and faith in the Emperor are all he needs to get the job done.

This auction is for this painted Officer of the Fleet mini from GW. It's painted to a high tabletop standard, protected with two coats of matte sealer AND the litanies of purity. The mini is mounted on a custom resin base from Dragonforge designs. The auction does not come with the wooden block. But who cares? You can't add that wooden block to your guard army anyway. No matter what you bid on this mini, it's a super bargain. Thanks for looking.

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:48 pm

I like it, however the Officer does nothing to one's own reserve rolls - that's the Astropath. This guy subtracts 1 from the opponent's reserve rolls Razz

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Post  ScottRadom on Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:34 pm

Oh right, that is waht you said originally. Okay...

Hey Kids! What's more annoying than waiting all afternoon for your reserves to show up? Nothin'. So watch your opponents heart break into a million pieces every turn he needs to subtract one from his reserve rolls thanks to this Officer of the Fleet. That's why you NEED to buy this Officer of the Fleet mini and get him in your command squad ASASSAP!! If that wasn't enough this savvy veteran also forces your opponent to re-roll his table choice when flanking. WHAT!?!? I know man! This dude has been around the galaxy and he's seen it all. You KNOW a dude is bad a$$ when he takes to the table armed ONLY with a laspistol. His glowering stare and faith in the Emperor are all he needs to get the job done.

This auction is for this painted Officer of the Fleet mini from GW. It's painted to a high tabletop standard, protected with two coats of matte sealer AND the litanies of purity. The mini is mounted on a custom resin base from Dragonforge designs. The auction does not come with the wooden block. But who cares? You can't add that wooden block to your guard army anyway. No matter what you bid on this mini, it's a super bargain. Thanks for looking.

Thanks for the proofread. I just gotta wait for him to get to 50 votes on CMON then I can post him up on eBay. TY.

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Post  System Commander on Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:00 pm

Ill go vote for him!

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:44 pm

Rofl, I love it.

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:46 pm

i like it a lot Very Happy

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Post  Administratum on Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:56 pm

Very very nice. I really wish i could get past my tendency to use extreme highlights and garish colors to impress people. I will also hop over and vote.

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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:44 pm

Hey looks great man.

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Post  ScottRadom on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:11 am

LexMechanic wrote:Very very nice. I really wish i could get past my tendency to use extreme highlights and garish colors to impress people. I will also hop over and vote.

Turquoise is pretty garish! As far as colors go I use mostly Vallejo model colour which is mostly historical paint matches. If you like, the den has some open paints now, or I reccomend picking up one of the packs they sell based on an army in a theater. Like British Desert Rats or something. That is if you want to try a new look. Sticking with GW paint you can do anything, but I found until I switched up a brand and found new colours to like I kept going to the same 'eavy metal style of schemes. Nothing wrong with that, but if you do want to switch it up Cam I reccomend picking up one of those boxed sets. Actually, come ot think of it I have three or four unopened ones kicking around. LMK if you want one, we could do a swap or something.

But... I found that most of the advice I got (and still get) is to always add a little more colour. Especially on this dude right here. The GW style of big birght colours is popular for a reason, it's eye catching as all hell. I'm proud of my fleet officer dude but I guarantee that if you plop him onto a table from 3 feet away nobody will see him. So it's a trade off. I don't even know what brought on this ramble anymore.

Oh yeah! Garish/big bold/Comic Style painting is WAY better on a tabletop than any kind of subdued/realistic style. I like the colours for this guy I did as a one off, but an entire army in this kind of colour would totaly get lost in the shuffle. I think. I think I've got some plastic space mrines or a terminator kicking around, maybe I'll paint one up in some kind of historical colour. I got pretty quick at doing a similar kind of model in WWII American armour colours. I think no matter how much effort I put into the mini it would still look like ass done over an army in general.

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Post  System Commander on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:51 am

Is he up on CMON.. I went to vote, but couldnt find him under your profile. The lastest mini assigned to you is your little thief dude.

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Post  ScottRadom on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:55 am

Oh right! Sorry, he's up on eBay and you can link an eBay auction to your gallery (for 75 cents!). They have to approve them individually thanks to some retards linking up mini's with other.... uhm.... non mini related stuff. It should be up in the morning when one of the limey mod's wakes up and clicks it.

Thanks for checking it out Robyn! After about 40 some votes it was around 7.5ish. I thought I might have squeaked out a little more with this one, but waddaya do?

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Post  Administratum on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:33 am

I can see your point about having a whole army painted in this style. In fact i think you have made this point before, but my memory isnt what it used to be. Regardless, i am going to dip some plague marines, then see what i want to do for my angels. I might take you up on those paints, but not immediately.

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Post  Paz on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:24 am

Ah Scott, I wish you had told me that a year ago! For quite a while, I painted my table-top mini's with realistic subdued colors. I then brought some of these to a fight against Dana. He was using exquisitely painted ultramarine assault marines. Simpler color scheme, but much brighter colors. It made my plain and muddy models look lame. I then started trying out much brighter schemes.
At PA, I noticed this a lot. Where I had I spent literally hours and hours on my GD, detailing, and using subtle highlights and shades, people preferred my 3 color, quickly painted bright soul grinder. I couldn't understand! 20 hours and all that color theory, versus a quick bright paintjob?! but its all about stepping back, and looking from 3-4 feet away.
A hard lesson!

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Post  ScottRadom on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:58 pm

Yeah it's super true about painting for the table and armies that catch the eye. The big moment for me was judging painting at the Calgary GT in '02. There was around 80 armies I think, so me and the other judge sort of made a list of top ten and then cross referenced and narrowed it down from there. We didn't have a lot of time to check out each army and most of my choices were made from 3+ feet away, and rather quickly. It actually shocked me when I got closer to inspect some of our choices from a closer range. Some of it was VERY not good. Then on day two AFTER we had to have our choices in (for the engraving had to be done early in the day I think) I got to spend a little more time looking at the armies. Stuff I glossed over because it wasn't eye catching was often very well painted. Just didn't grab any attention from a typical viewing distance.

So that's the big difference in my opinion for tabletop vs. display or competition style painting. Especially stuff on the net where the pics are blwon up to 5 times or more the size. Smooth blends and stuff are fine, but if you put down a piece you spent 10 hours on at the den NOBODY will notice probably. But an effective dipped and drybrushed army with good popping colour choices will draw in the compliments. That's what I think anyway.

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Post  Administratum on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:14 pm

The last tournament i was at that had painting awards was in calgary.

best 40k squad: dipped imperial fist termis
best large monster: dipped daemon prince of nurgle

I have to say that the guy really had mastered the dipping technique. I still have a link to his imperial fists tutorial over on B&C i think. Pretty amazing what he did. When i first saw the termis i couldnt even tell they were dipped.

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