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Australia

Slowly slowly ....

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Minnesota

Man I wish my console screens looked that good. Those things like fantastic.

And the overall paint job looks fantastic too

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Edmonton Ab

Can't wait to see the finished bike.

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Giggling Frying Pan Of Ol' Father Nurgle





Chaumont, France

Wow... The weathering is perfect, as are the screens...

Damn you San !!

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
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Saudi Arabia

Loving the biker so far, excellent contrast in the yellow and the weathering effect on the freehand work is top notch as well. I cast fist!

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Very nice .. on 4 more bikes too go!

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Australia

Thanks so much everyone. hope you all had a great new years.

@solar_lion - fortunately for me only three came in the pack

well, its taken me a while but my first bike is done! thanks for your patience with the many WIP shots but it really did help move me along to completion. I am pretty happy with how he came out - bright yellow can sometimes feel a bit more festive than grim dark but i think hes getting there.



edit: i had to change the image as it turns out it was red shifted (many thanks Gits). its a shame cause i had actually gotten a vote (sorry Dr H - but thank you!). hopefully this is better...i am terrible with photo editing but it loosk about right to me...on this monitor...under these lights..urgh...

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Chaumont, France

Wow... Probably one of the best Imperial Fist I've seen... Your yellow feels just right, and the weathering is simply oustanding...

Thanks for sharing that, San ! I'm awed.

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
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Australia

Thanks so much Ygg- compliments from someone with your command of colours means a lot!

   
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cornwall UK

That's very cool - I like the stripes. I think that's a perfect yellow too, it looks ochre, which is much subtler than the other yellows.

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Fantastic work San Nice chipping and weathering adds alot of depth to the model! A unit of them will be fresh!

   
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Australia

@weetyskemian44 - thank you , I had to go the stripes, just for fun really. Glad you like the shade.

@bebop - cheers mate. I started the model to practice weathering so I'm gal it looks ok .

   
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Stockholm Forge District; Skandian Hive Collectives

Nice work! very nice.

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Chaumont, France

 San76 wrote:
Thanks so much Ygg- compliments from someone with your command of colours means a lot!


Ha ha now you're flattering me (Not sure I deserve it )

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My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
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Portsmouth, UK

Those guys look great. I can only hope the technique I got for hand painting from you looks just as good on my fists

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Vancouver BC

Bike looks great San! You should try throwing a layer of gloss coat over those screens to make them pop a bit more. The detailing on them look very nice.

   
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Wiltshire, UK

Really like the bike San, the racing stripe breaks it up nicely.

   
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Epiiiiiic.

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Regular Dakkanaut





Australia

Thanks so much folks!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while - works been a pain. Glad to be back

Haven't been totally idle though hobby wise, recently played my first games of kill team (which were fantastic) and am most of the way through painting up my first librarian (pics once the base is done).

when the knights came out I said to myself "resist! You still haven't finished your land raider! You never play more than 1000 points!"

Then I saw one in store and a new project begins:



This will be a totally new type of thing for me; one rhino and a half done LR is pretty much my vehicle experience. So, any tips along the way please pipe up. I am pretty excited though, it's a hell of a model.

Also, I'm Looking for input regarding colours. Got a brief look in store at the hawkshroud colour scene (sadly the companion book is $120 here in Oz, which is too rich for my blood) which looked pretty good. He will be walking with the Imperial Fists so yellow won't be too out of place?

   
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And so it begins...

   
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Reading, England

My advice would be the fact that it is a walker means that you can paint it like 'infantry' there aren't 'huge' long armour panels like the side of a land raider and there is a lot of metal on that thing. Just dont over clutter the models with colour etc, keep it to a theme (look at some of the other ones on the net/GW website)

Best of luck with it, looking forward to seeing the completed project

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Always a good source of inspiration would be traditional Heraldry. Mid to late European Medieval period. Great examples of heraldic themes will translate well with these figures. Thou you don’t have to use a direct source they will provide you with great example of the colors and designs if you want to create your own.

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Deep in the Bacchus System

You have no idea how jealous I am right now, I paint Black Templars and I can't imagine what it's like to have to paint layer after layer of yellow...
I literally put down a base, then a single highlight and call it done xD Astounded by your dedication and how good your models look, consider me subscribed!

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Oh San! you are just about to tip over the edge of modeling sanity dude! next thing you'll be converting and buying models just in case :-) I'm really looking forward to the knight! i'd love to get one and have it as a centerpiece to a HH Mechanicus army...

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Kansas, USA

My suggestion is paint it up differently from your primary army. It helps it to stand out and look more eyecatching. If you paint it too similar to your primary force, it will still look good but a fair portion of it's imposing nature will be lost to the crowd.

I like a lot of the paint schemes they have shown so far, and there are more to come in the dex and companion book so don't worry too much right now about painting it.

IF I can make a suggestion, you may also consider making up your own paint scheme. I've seen some great ones online. I'm actually doing my first Freeblade in a Boba Fett theme.

Just relax and don't worry too much about it though.

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Grey Knights - 8,000
Imperial Guard - 2,000
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Australia

cheers for your encouragement guys! i am really looking forward to it.

totally torn on the paint schemes...totally get where you are coming from Markillius (and house Fett would look great) but i just don't know.

ahh well, fortunately it takes me ages to build things so ive got some time

what i have decided is that im going to go heavy with the oils this time round. really enjoyed using oils on my bike so ive decided that im going to try making oil washes for the metal parts of the Knight. what could go wrong with a new technique on a giant model? nothing, right?

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Australia

Well, small update for you guys today.

i decided that before i could get too into my knight i would have to finish my librarian. He is finally done - i hope you like him. Its a fantastic model and i really enjoyed painting him.

with this guy i tried to be more ambitious with the highlighting on the armour. i can at least say most of the shadows you are seeing are painted.

i also struggled a while to find a blue that would sit with the yellow (which i tried to blend down using burnt umber). its probably not the "right" blue but i found this was a bit more desaturated and didn't class with the yellow so much. to my eyes anyways.

i was at a bit of a loss with what to do with the stave - didnt look like i could do a good glowing effect, so i went with wood. maybe its an antique?

as always, thoughts gratefully received.


   
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I think it's a superb job San. Understated the way most 40k paint jobs (including my own) aren't. Great concept, beautifully executed.

   
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Indianapolis

I think it's great San. I like the fact that you didn't do any OSL. I think glowing effects have gone a bit crazy as of late. It's refreshing to see an awesome model without it.

   
 
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