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Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/10 23:47:18


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks you guys!! Glad you like the scheme. I basically was inspired by world of warcraft on this one. THe color scheme of the underwater dungeons in the cataclysm are basically these colors!

Im making more progress on the 2nd guy and since hes the boss ive spent a bit more time on him but hes really almost done. Speed painting and clean painting at the same time hopefully. Gotta do his left arm, the standard, some of his back, and some stuff on the staff...





Let me know whatcha guys think!!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/10 23:55:00


Post by: Dr H


Nice job again, BB. Very smooth.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/11 00:58:05


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Looking great love the sort of frost look on the power glaive


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 08:06:22


Post by: bebopdrums2424


thanks guys

Ynnead glad you dig the blue. i painted the blade 3 times in different colors before actually settling in on blue

heres a couple shots of the 2 done. Im moving on to the nxt model i dont wanna get too bogged down even though theres a couple little spots i need to fix and some brush mishaps... but So far i like em.. SUPER FUN to paint these DA's
OH and i left the banner void of a symbol because i havent yet decided what that will be. I could use some guidance here, maybe point me in the right direction of eldar water signs craftworld logos i dunno....






see you guys soon
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 09:41:05


Post by: Paradigm


Those are awesome, the squad will look excellent!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 10:21:41


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Hmmm, I can't think of an eldar rune that depicts water. They tend to be big on their flames.

Maybe a stylised raindrop (like a half ying-yang) in place of the flame on the Yme-Loc craftworld rune? Would look like a randrop falling into a bowl/altar thing


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 10:37:57


Post by: evildrcheese


Awesome looking Dire Avengers, that scheme really is class.

EDC


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 11:47:44


Post by: Heretic Tom


Awesome work. Those colors are amazing. Really beautiful work on both, that second one is particularly striking.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 18:21:47


Post by: bebopdrums2424


gents thanks! Glad you all are digging em! I think what i will do is do a final once over withthe whole squad and clean up and stray bits....there a big smudge of blue at the bottom of the back side of the crest that needs to be reblended into the gradient. Happened while painting the banner..>_< any ways, yeah im super pleased with the time they are taking to paint and the general outcome.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 20:22:46


Post by: whalemusic360


Is the plan to keep the Guardians, Wraith constructs and vehicles the same scheme, or will they be the teal color? What about other Aspect Warriors besides the Avengers?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 20:50:18


Post by: bebopdrums2424


 whalemusic360 wrote:
Is the plan to keep the Guardians, Wraith constructs and vehicles the same scheme, or will they be the teal color? What about other Aspect Warriors besides the Avengers?


yeah good questions. Firstly i need to get the eldar army book so i know what the heck to start buying. I do believe that each aspect warrior willl be a permutation of this *core* theme in some way in related at least. I definitely want them to have seperate color scheme but that relate back to the underwater coral reef kinda thing ive got as a basis. Im thinking striking scorpions will be more aqua / teal / green colors...no pink....i was thinking maybe to do the fire dragons in bronze and bright agua. but im worried that the metallic armor of the fire dragons will be *too much* metal for the rest of this scheme. Guardians most like will mirror the DAs but with almost no pink, just the blue and aqua, with the lime gemstones... vehiciles ill revolve around the core scheme as you see it above as well.

Open to suggestions here im new to painting eldar. EspECIALLY when it comes to building a list

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 21:10:24


Post by: whalemusic360


Do you want a competitive or casual list? Fluffy? What kind of point size? Eldar have some very strong builds, depends on what direction you want to go.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 21:32:26


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Well i dunno i guess i gotta read up on the models first! then ill know and be able to better pick a direction. the next model i buy will be a wave serpent or unless theres another troop transport for eldar. i must sound dumb, but i havent played since 5 ed!!!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 22:32:00


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Falcons have a 6 troop capacity, but Wave Serpents tend to see more use. The Serpent Shield is rather handy

Really looking forward to your Aspect Warriors the colour schemes you've said sound really cool

If you're worried about them looking too metallic, perhaps just paint the shoulder pads and faceplate in metallic colours?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/12 23:06:03


Post by: nerdfest09


Wonderful work as always Bebop! you just keep on striving and pushing yourself with blends and colour theory and execution and it's simply amazing to watch


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/14 01:27:59


Post by: Auroch


The turquoise green and blue is a really interesting scheme; keep up the good work and keep the pics flowing


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/14 23:09:52


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hola fellas. Another one finished. This one is the best one so far...getting it dialed in. Speed vs quality!!! Who shall win???? My camera is being finicky today. it seems the back side photos want to oversaturate....shadows too dark and blue to is too blue...ill try and post some better photos later, ive been at it now for an hour and im done trying....LOL....heres a couple good ones from the front and then a not great photo of the back....>_<







i have some red / orange clump foliage on order from amazon too btw...

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/15 02:25:54


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


They looks great, I'm really liking them. The way you did the back tabard in the last shot looks really fantastic, I love the transition of colours.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/15 23:17:42


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Faith!! Also forget to thank all ya fellas for previous comments!

Damo: im sure am constantly putzing around, and these are somewhat speed painted so im a bit shy of em since i have to cut corners on things id spend alot more time on usually! Im even using those Citadel Washes everyone is raving about!! I will say, they sure cut down the time on finishing a dude!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/16 19:49:20


Post by: nerdfest09


Speed painting is my JAM! and people seem to like my stuff so if this is your speed painting i'm going to get very nervous because it's bloody fantastic! washes are indeed your friend, I think I have more washes than anything else in my kit, but remember you can still use a wash made from normal paint to give good effects, usually in conjunction with other actual washes but it's worth a play around with. only thing I find personally difficult is if I use a wash on my troops for a certain colour trying to replicate on large models without the wash streaking is hard.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/16 20:35:52


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Lol Damo, the speed painting is relative! I've only got 5 of these guys to do at a time! I picked eldar for that reason! I don't have to paint the same scheme on a ton of guys! I just am no good at maintaining that consistency for that long. You are one of the best at that, and your prolific work is proof. You can paint the hell out of 30 guys in the time it takes me to do 3! It's just a different focus!! As for washes with normal paint, this I prefer and have used a lot over the years, but in the case here, I'm just get down a smooth base of telcis blue, then smother them with blue wash, no cares at all. Thick. Over the top. The hard work is blending that back to is base coat in not too long. Everything else is dessert because it's fun to paint.
I totally hear you about the vehicles, once I get these 5 done I'm going to paint a wave serpent and I have no idea what to do with it. Definitely not going to be using any washes....most likely glazes again. I don't mind taking time on the vehicles since I don't have so many to do in the long run!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/20 00:01:18


Post by: Dr H


Keep at it, BB. Looking good.

It's really speedy compared to me.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/21 09:07:50


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Dr H!

Inevitably what happens is i get bogged down. Each mini takes just a bit longer because in my need to copy exactly the last miniature, I end up getting clogged up with over detailing army troops. Ok, so sue me Ive got number 4 up and running with an almost finished armors, back and a couple side spots...obvious areas haven't been started yet. Also some touch ups around gems are necessary, but Im thouroghly enjoying painting these guys i must say. Also bought the eldar book today so time to start thinking about building a list! Any thoughts on that fellas??







Cheers!!
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/21 09:42:01


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Looking great this is going to be a stunning looking army

As for list building, it's pretty tricky to make something that isn't good from the Eldar codex. They're blessed by having the majority of their units as eminently usable. Means you can pretty much pick the models that you like the look of and end up with a half-decent army at the end of it how 40k should be!

Two MSU 5-man squads of Avengers is a good start, and a Farseer is a very solid pick for HQ.

As for mucking about with colour schemes, I'd love to see what you'd come up with for Fire Dragons (scale pattern maybe?) and Dark Reapers following this scheme


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/21 09:54:00


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


#4 is looking fantastic. Can't wait to see a group shot when you're done a unit.

I'll echo what Ynneadwraith says and add this: the cloudstrike rule for running a unit of three falcon grav tanks is amazing with these guys. The tanks get no-scatter deepstrike so you can deposit your relatively short-ranged troops where they need to be. Take the DA's as the DA shrine formation for more bonuses and put them all together as a very scary deepstrike option. Mind you it is a hefty buy-in for them (15 DA minimum and 3 falcons to run this way). Barring that running squads of DAs in a transport works very well, go MSU as Ynnead said or you can do 10-man units to shoot things very very dead.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/21 11:58:31


Post by: Ynneadwraith


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
#4 is looking fantastic. Can't wait to see a group shot when you're done a unit.

I'll echo what Ynneadwraith says and add this: the cloudstrike rule for running a unit of three falcon grav tanks is amazing with these guys. The tanks get no-scatter deepstrike so you can deposit your relatively short-ranged troops where they need to be. Take the DA's as the DA shrine formation for more bonuses and put them all together as a very scary deepstrike option. Mind you it is a hefty buy-in for them (15 DA minimum and 3 falcons to run this way). Barring that running squads of DAs in a transport works very well, go MSU as Ynnead said or you can do 10-man units to shoot things very very dead.


That sounds like a good plan for a nasty DS force.

You could vary it up a little troops-wise by taking an Aspect Shrine rather than a Dire Avengers Shrine. 3x squads of Aspect Warriors (DAs included) and you can pick a blanket +1WS or +1BS for the whole formation to receive. BS5 Fire Dragons are the things of nightmares, and your Dire Avengers get killier too


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/22 23:31:30


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thank you guys for the input! I fo quite like the idea of three falcons filled with my precious DAs! sounds so slicey and dicey. As far as upcoming paint schemes....Im taking it one step at a time. Im thinking the next set of guys i do will be a unit of swooping hawks. The tio of colors willl be be small details and the greys will take the forefront of armor colors. The wings will be dazzling. The more i begin to see the whole army in front of me the more ill know where to go with other units i havent made my mind up with yet. I will at least have 20 DAs painted up as a base but ill do 5 at a time broken up by other units. And Vehicles. A Falcon is my next project just as soon as i finish the 5th of this 5 man squad. And speaking of, i have just finished the 4th! Quite pleased with the uniformity here Ill show just him so as not to ruin the fun of the completed 5 man squad! Heres some solo shots of the finished miniature.







Thanks for lurking and commenting and whatever else youre doing on my blog <_< lol
cheers
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/23 13:45:56


Post by: Gitsplitta


The shading on the plates and the green rail on top of the gun are exquisite!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/23 15:06:20


Post by: dsteingass


Wow, very, very nice scheme, everything you do is excellence!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/23 15:39:13


Post by: Elnibbus


Those Eldar are most certainly SPAFF-tastic.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/23 17:13:44


Post by: Dr H


Nice job, and I like the pose on that last one.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/24 02:52:08


Post by: nerdfest09


I don't often swear but feth me that is some beautiful painting! Simply breathtaking bebop.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/24 09:35:18


Post by: Camkierhi


Stunning as always, like the sound of the army.

Merry Christmas


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/27 08:43:23


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Aw thanks everyone! Im quite pleased with em And miraculously enough, i finished all 5 !!

Ok so first up, so pretty up close shots of just the 5 th fellow finished. I apologize the photos this time arent great, its late so im just posting the best photos of the shoots..i think this model is even better than the last one, and just goes to show what painting the same thing over and over can do! Practice practice practice! >_< (Sh_t how embarresing i left a gem undone on the back of his thigh! lol)




and the finished 5



hope yall like em!!!!! Super stoked on my first finished squad of my baby eldar army! Woot!
Cheers
Bebop



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/27 10:54:25


Post by: Zambro


Wow! This is going to be an incredible army! I'm excited to see it come together.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/27 11:06:27


Post by: Paradigm


Lovely stuff, the added basing sets them off a treat and the scheme is as brilliant as it was before! Top work!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/27 11:28:48


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Said so on your other thread but these really are fantastic

There's something really realistic about them (relatively speaking). Exactly how I'd imagine alien space elves to actually be

Can't wait to see more


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/30 06:36:59


Post by: Aryllon


This is looking incredible mate, can't wait to see it grow!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/30 08:26:58


Post by: evildrcheese


Beautiful!

EDC


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/30 09:12:42


Post by: Camkierhi


Excellent , and stunning as always, the squad look incredible, and the little bit of added detail to the base works well.



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/31 10:28:09


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey Guys man thanks for all the positive feedback! I do appreciate it and it certainly keeps me inspired to keep painting!

@Zambro: Thanks man im hoping i can actually have 1000 points in several months. I think i cam do it with not too crazy of a model count!

@Paradigm: Man thanks so much, im glad you are approving of the extra bits on the bases...i wasn't 100 percent sure it would go over well with everyone!

@ Ynnead: Right on man thanks! I was definitely getting some inspiration form wow night elves and such. Your eldar are looking crazy cool man! I gotta leave a note for you over there but your conversions are wicked man! I can barely get through a modeling session without gluing my fingers shut!

@ Aryilon: Thanks dude!! Your eldar are also amazing! Gorgeous painting dude.,.youve got some practice with painting gems because i like yours better than mine. Im getting better at it though!

@EDC thanks man !

@Cam: Thanks buddy, paradigm also approved of the bases so with you solidifying the deal, i feel confident im on the right track! Thanks!!

Ok so i went to the game store to pick my shipment of special order and a few things went awry. Firstly:


Yeah so my swooping hawk are totally smushed, things broken...very sad,...only 2 of 5 survived....so GW is sending me another box and hopefully i can fix the remainder of this box. Really only the guns broke. So also, they didn't order my falcons! So i Got to wait another week for that stuff...BUT...

In lieu of those other projects starting. I did...paint a war walker. I just finished the damn thing no WIPs sorry:( And i spent WAY too much time on this thing but i just couldn't stop !! If i can crap out 2 more like this first one to make 3 strong squad, i will be damn happy. I was all set to paint my vehicles a certain way when i got the inkling of inspiration. I decided to create a sort of wraith bone coral type thing by mixing washes and glazes while they are wet, and adding drops of a tertiary color with a thicker viscosity into pools of wash so it disperses naturally as it dries...the effect is a success. To be fair I did something like this on my Infinity bases for my Pan O; flat bases are one thing but its different on a large model, plus edge highlights et al. I did just notice that i need to edge highlight the front angle of the bridges of the shuriken cannon. Damn it! I always forget like one little thing that i notice AS im posting...grr.....
Any ways...here's the finished 1/3 warwalker....i expect all vehicles in this army to bear resemblence to this unless i get a spark of inspiration to deviate for some reason or another.











Cheers guys hope ya like! (PS My hand is not that orange but im holding the plinth Right under the light)

Cheers
- Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/31 11:14:29


Post by: Paradigm


Woah, that is really quite something! Sublime use of colour, wonderful basing, and there's a fantastic contrast of tranquillity and motion in the whole thing that evokes Eldar themes perfectly. I don't know if it's part of the kit or if you had to convert, but the tilting of the cockpit, the lowering of the gun and the inclination of the pilot's head all convey intent and direction, while the composition as a whole has a serene calmness to it.

Brilliant stuff! Shame about the Hawks, but I reckon they're going to be stunning in this scheme!

Could you do a small step-by-step or guide on the 'coral' effect you mention? Sounds very interesting.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/31 12:20:44


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Thanks a bunch man! I'm the same with painting personally. Can't get through a session without painting my fingers various different shades :S

Absolutely love the War Walker. I'll second the comments about the posing. Fantastic stuff. I don't think I've seen a model that captures the agile dynamism of these walkers...and it doesn't even have a foot off the ground!

Paintwork is stunning as always manages to look both realistic and alien at the same time


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2016/12/31 18:41:29


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Gorgeous paint job. It blurs the line between art and war machine and I think that emphasizes the Eldar mentality perfectly. The basing is really standout as well, just so colourful and dynamic, looks like such a vibrant, living world. I'm loving this force so far, can't wait to see more.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/03 05:22:39


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey guys thanks Alot!! Im super pleased with it and i cant wait to see what it looks like on the bigger tanks! oh man thats gonna be cool!

Paradigm i took some photos for a tut about the coral affect, or whatever the heck you want it to be lol, and ill post tomorrow the whole thing.

In the meantime, ive started the swooping hawks. I initiually wanted it to be grey, but something was nagging at me about that, soooo....i ended up with a more seafoam color, which does look a little like the standard scheme, in some ways, in others id does not. Either way, it fits in better with the overall color gradient better. What do you guys think?? Open to suggestions...((bear in mind this is pretty early WIP pics, and yes im going to clean that giant moldline on the gun....PPS THESE FINECAST MODELS SUCK BIGTIME))




Cheers!
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/03 06:47:41


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the walker, I really like the shell on the base!

Swooping Hawk looks awesome so far. Nice work.

EDC


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/03 09:53:01


Post by: Paradigm


Good stuff! I reckon the Hawk's colour is great, in general I'm a fan of Aspects having variations on the main theme rather than their own schemes, that always ends up looking a bit technicolor and incoherent to my eye even if it's done well. Variations on the blue-green gives you plenty of scope to tie in the other Aspects, maybe a darker 'ocean depths' version for some Dark Reapers or a greener mix for Striking Scorpions ect, all while keeping it coherent.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/03 12:10:54


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Love the Hawk I'm also a fan of Aspects in variations of craftworld colours so this is perfect

I'll second the general displeasure with Finecast models as well. I've got one Spiritseer in Finecast and I haven't bought another Finecast model!

To update my aspects into craftworld colours I'll be stripping the old metal models I've got, and then keeping an eye out on eBay for OOP metals as well...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/03 14:11:00


Post by: whalemusic360


Another strong outing. Are you going to leave the "glass" off the war walker? I wouldn't say you need it, but would be interesting to see it on as well.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/03 14:27:09


Post by: Zambro


Your blending amazes me, BB. As does your colour choices. Oh, and that WW base... Wow!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/03 14:40:29


Post by: Gitsplitta


That walker is spectacular...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/05 10:09:08


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ EDC Thanks man! The shell is actually painted too btw, it was originally white

@ Paradigm: ah man, im totally with you on that. Thats a great idea for the Dark Reapers, dark blue. im into it!!

@ Ynnead: Thanks dude! Yeah im SUPER dark on these finecast models.So much that im rethinking if i want to use ANYTHING made from finecast. which is a bummer....The texture is gritty, there are holes everywhere, insane amounts of flash which sometimes destroys fine details...Its total Sh*t to be honest. Sorry GW, but THIS is why people are mad at ya....>_<

@ Whaley: Thanks man, yeah i agree that i wanted the model without the canopy, mainly because i liked how the pilot came out so much that i didnt wanna cover it up. Secondly, the way i painted the armor, would be almost impossible to do on that canopy i have to find a way to work it. Im not good at painting those things, I remember as kid trying to build scale model airplanes and those damn canopies always looked terrible!!!!!! >_< i better figure it out soon cuz i jhave to paint a bunch of em!

@Zambro: Thanks dude, im telling ya, those watery glazes and super thin paint sure make that happen!!

@ Gits: Thanks man! Im pleased with it and cant wait to see a whole bunch of em. its a fun model to build so they are rewards for finishing squads

Speaking of finishing....anything....i slogged through this finecase puke of a sculpt. Everything about working with this material is a DRAG. The only thing ive ever painted finecast was that sea ogre, and i abandoned to project because peices kept breaking off of it as i painted it. What a joke. Im not thrilled with this finished model, more than anything because of the time and fidgeting it took to get to this point, and the return isnt great. The model i think is serviceable and im hoping that a full squad of them will look better. Especially hoping i refine this paint mix and iron it out. For now illl go on with this scheme...Maybe playing around with wings...mix it up....anyways....heres a finished 1 of 6 Swooping hawks....Six....like this....F_+k me. >_<




The pics arent great either....Sorry guys for an underwhelming update lol....::grumbles about finecast...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/05 10:53:57


Post by: Elnibbus


Channelling my inner George Takei, all I can think to say is: ooooooooh myyyyyyyy...

Superb blending and use of highlights. Everything about these Eldar pops. Magnificent.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/05 15:14:13


Post by: Ynneadwraith


I'd definitely invest in scouring eBay for OOP metal aspect warriors much nicer (although the Hawks do have a habit of falling over :S)

Ad for the canopies, the best ones I've ever seen were on a Dark Eldar Voidraven where the chap had given them a very light wash in a bright green ink. They'd stayed at least translucent, but had a really neat colour to them

Maybe a light sea-blue/green ink on the canopy would look good?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/05 15:23:42


Post by: Elbows


Wonderful work on the Hawks - curious though, will the entire army be the same paint scheme (aspects etc.)?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/05 15:28:56


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Love the Walker. Can I ask for the recipe to the armor color? It's beautiful!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/05 15:32:31


Post by: evildrcheese


Lovely work on the swooping hawk, he's looking awesome!

EDC


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/10 21:23:50


Post by: Dr H


Good work BB. The walker is lovely.

The hawk-man...elf is nicely done.
I feel that it could do with a small spot of another colour, maybe the eye-lenses. See the pilot's blond hair on your walker, something like that (in spirit if not colour...doesn't have to be yellow).


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/13 21:15:54


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Dr H: Thanks man, im thinking of maybe changing the helmet color. Gonna try on the next and you tell me what you think, if it helps.

Guys, sorry for no update, but im moving into a new apt so things are a bit nuts, then playing with the symphony in tucson tomorrow and sunday, then back to LA monday....big show monday night woohoo cant wait, but.....i posted a tutorial to the fine painters society on the eldar warwalker armor. So if youre interested its there! Hope to have some finished models in the next week!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300/694730.page


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/15 21:18:27


Post by: Ruglud


Been a while since checking in, some wonderful updates though - beautiful colour work as ever


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/17 09:12:24


Post by: nerdfest09


I just, can't even..... dammit...... he's getting faster at being so bloody amazing :-(


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/01/17 10:22:52


Post by: Heretic Tom


I love the War Walker, really smooth color transitions.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/03/27 21:26:45


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey all. I am still alive! Ive moved into a new apt that i love about 2 months ago i just havent really got into a painting gear yet. Anyway, i did pick up some brushes and get into painting one of fusiliers for my pan O army for infinity. I still am itching to paint more vehicles for my eldar army but money is tight so im just painting what i have right now. As usual some spots are totally done, where others have just been color marked or need blending etc etc. still alot to be done here.






sorry these are probably really terrible quality pics, my camera is not photoing well in my new place and i dont haver the knowledge to know why. Also, my ipad app doesnt work so its wonky trying to transfer photos now. oh well..

Cheers all!
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/03/28 22:13:44


Post by: Zambro


No comments yet? Ok, fine, I'll comment.

Glad you're back to it! Your painting is incredible, and I always love seeing it.



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/03/29 12:50:07


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


We were all just waiting for you, Zambro.

I love it! I'm thinking of doing similar with my PanO. Dram metal armor and purple berets and accents.

What's you recipe for the metal armor, if you don't mind sharing?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/03/29 17:24:12


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thank you both! Always such positive fellas! Im not over the moon with this fellows progress, and its surely not my best efforts...but my over all rule is that as long as i like it more than i hate it and there were some successes along the way, i finish the thing. PLus the practice of painting the NMM armor when your chops are raw is a great way to get your ass back into shape. ouch!

The armor, is a basically an initial wash of Adeptus Battlegrey, the foundation paint, as its high in pigment and works extremely well as wash almost.that wash is done once over a zenithal airbrush prime. once it dries, i add black to one side of the AB pool, and white to the other...i glaze down to black, and i glaze to a middle grey, as the next step of highlights need to be pretty stark so i jump up to a thicker consistency closer to white grey and work up from there. final dots of pure white are sprinkled in the strategic locations...and finally i black line with hard black in between major seperations...

Hope that helps. Stilll a work in progress for me as well Hes almost done, so ill post something finished soon. Peace.

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/03/29 17:54:04


Post by: Gitsplitta


Great to see you back with us bebop... new figure does not disappoint!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/03/31 23:56:25


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Gitsplitta! Thank you Good to be back on the brushes for a time. Strange when the inspiration hits...so random...

im calling this dude done. Ill maybe do a better showcase pic later but for now im just throwing up what ive got hoping the pics will do justice. I put some time into this one, enjoyed the process. I must remember to be more careful when carving mold lines as once paint goes on sometimes little details become hard to follow. bric a brac i call it. hate bric a brac. LOL. Sure there are some things that maybe couldve come out better here, but really, im pleased. Here are some photos. Thanks for looking,

Bebop














Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/01 01:03:12


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's just amazing bebop... I just can't fathom how you paint such a tiny figure with such detail and technique.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/01 03:11:46


Post by: nerdfest09


Top stuff as usual! :-)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/01 06:50:47


Post by: Camkierhi


Yep standard BB to spectacular for words.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/02 22:25:42


Post by: Dr H


Good work, BB. Looks nice.

For your photos, maybe try more light from the front, without reducing that from above. It may help, it may not...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/03 17:24:52


Post by: shasolenzabi


That dark a blue is he an Indigo trooper?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/06 08:57:29


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey fellas, thanks for positivity! Model was fun to paint and regain some chops and get back into the speed of things....

@ Shas not sure what an indigo trooper is....cuz i fail at rules....<_<

So its 2am....why not do an update cuz im cracked out on caffeine and late night painting...loving this model. the pose is so dynamic and fun to paint, and generally super clear. The backpack is kinda a crap sculpt and really hard to shave massive flash off of then retain its insane tiny detail. Makes painting the thing a challenge really. But stoked either way!!!









ok that does it for tonight
Cheers All!!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/06 11:14:21


Post by: Gitsplitta


Very nice work on the blue. I just love blue and orange... they go together so well.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/06 22:22:22


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Yo Gits, thanks! I agree, the orange is really striking. I copied the color design from the studio model on this mini so i cant claim to have thought it up in this case.

Ive made more progress today!! Have a few days....tomorrow afternoon im off to Pennsylvania for the weekend so no progress will be made! Obviously so much to do But as for now...







Cheers!
Bebop

PS are these pictures just too big?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/06 22:42:37


Post by: Dr H


Nice work, BB. Lovely blending.

Pic's take a good while to load, but after that no prob's. For someone old enough to remember pre-broadband, 10secs isn't really that long.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/06 22:56:31


Post by: Gitsplitta


It's really cool to see you creep your way across a model... so much different than the way I do it, and such fantastic results!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/07 04:40:48


Post by: Camkierhi


Beautiful work. So smooth.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/07 17:12:08


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys No time to paint today, my flight is at 3:30 and i havent packed >_< .... LOL.... just a response..

Gits: creeping is certainly what i do LOL....I generally find that if i treat each lttle part/section of a mini, as its own mini, my focus is much stronger and im able to be inspired about every little detail. However, some parts end up getting finished and others tend to end up at the end. Its a lack of focus on my part because truly i want to finish the arm entirely before moving on, and clearly thats not the case.
Also seeing as in INFINITY, each guy really is on his own, even if they are the same type of unit, it matters not that they arent exactly the same, so it allows for some wiggleroom as long as a theme is generally present

Cheers, hope to get back to this guy when i return home on sunday and i hope the momentum stays !!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/12 03:14:07


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Finally got a day off and some good painting in. I finished mostly his left arm and right arm except the elbow and under armors...more detail work and glazing on the gun. Started the ammo clip but not done. I really am enjoying painting this model. Also, my dad hooked me up with a new and much better and more powerful camera. These shots were taken with it, alot to learn here with this one. Any tips on what settings are appropriate is appreciated! Thanks all....sorry for this massive photo dump









cnc always appreciated
Cheers <3
BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/13 08:05:56


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey all! i got some more painting done tonight! woot for late night painting...progress on the right leg. and back but havent photoed it yet, will later and ill put it up on the next update. i decided to not use orange on the biggest of glowy lights and im happy i didnt. i was wanting to sneak teal into the model for a minute and i decided on the lights on his boots...the base and some other details will join that tertiary color. Ive also begun using teal glazes here and there...Im really very pleased <3 !! just some shots of the leg, still messing with this new camera, its considerably more complex with options and mechanical dials im not sure about. let me know if the pics seem sub standard, ive just decided to throw up a bunch of different shots of different settings. And zooms...

BB














Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/13 12:37:02


Post by: Gitsplitta


Oh yeah... that kicks butt.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/13 15:35:58


Post by: Dr H


Looks really nice, BB.

Can't help you with the camera, I still use a phone.

Just try to make sure that what you see in the photo looks as much like what you see in real life as possible, as avoid as many real shadows on the model as possible (that's a lighting thing, rather than a camera thing).


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/13 21:17:59


Post by: WarpSpider767


How do you do your blending, it looks really good!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/13 22:05:57


Post by: bebopdrums2424


ok im gonna try and upload some better photos this round and try the recommended size instead of the largest...anyways heres a few more and better shots i think...

@warp: hi, thanks I did the blue armor starting with the lightest ice blue and glazing all the way up to purple towards the shadows. everything done with glazes. Hope that helps!







cheers!

BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/14 07:22:18


Post by: Camkierhi


So smooth on the shading, beautiful.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/14 07:59:30


Post by: WarpSpider767


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
ok im gonna try and upload some better photos this round and try the recommended size instead of the largest...anyways heres a few more and better shots i think...

@warp: hi, thanks I did the blue armor starting with the lightest ice blue and glazing all the way up to purple towards the shadows. everything done with glazes. Hope that helps!

cheers!

BB


That does make sense, I think I'm going to have to learn glazing...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/16 09:48:46


Post by: nerdfest09


Beautiful and i'm glad they're a better size! I couldn't see them properly all I could see was large parts of perfectly blended and shaded models now I can see all of the beautifully blended and shaded model and I am a little jealous! really neat work!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/17 23:39:30


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Damo i wonder what you are viewing on? my ipad auto resizes the pics to be normal except with the proper res. when i upload at "recommended size" my pics appear blurry in the inbed. Its only dakka too, because i dont have this issue at all with FB...are you looking on your phone? or PC...just wondering >_<

@Cam and Warp: Cheers and Thanks! Warp i realize i did not give a very detailed explanation, so if you do indeed want that ill give a more specific explanation

WOOT> Hes DONE. STOKED yo....really....This is my strongest mini to date i think without question. For me, i dunno, yall my feel differently, but i felt in total control most of the time on this fellow...every thing went where it was supposed to go and cleanly. I was inspired most of the time here. And, i learned a bit too, about treating a whole section to overall glazing instead of once piece at a time....dih...as seen on the boots....enough blabber....maybe theres a something i could add here or there, but im calling him done.


















Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/18 20:52:03


Post by: Camkierhi


Just stunning bud. Really beautiful. So smooth.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/18 21:51:03


Post by: Zambro


Incredible. And just when I needed some inspiration to get back to painting. Thanks for sharing!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/19 18:14:19


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks both of you guys. I appreciate it. .


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/19 18:37:02


Post by: whalemusic360


Looks like something they would have on the package or site as official, really nice. That said, need more space elves.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/19 20:09:04


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks whaley!! Yeah i know about the eldar.....honestly its just $$ thing right now....im rieally itching to paint up some vehicles the way i did the warwalker but my bank account is asking me to wait lol...


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Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/20 05:02:26


Post by: shasolenzabi


Very cool Pan-O powered armor!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/20 21:44:20


Post by: Ruglud


Love that blue


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/21 03:50:40


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Ruglud and Shas!! i loved painting this model. It might have been my favorite sculpt to paint so far!

I tried to take a group shot. You can see how the painting has progressed from the first and second fusilier (left and right of the bunch of 4 on the left) which was painted in a GW approach more or less, how i learned to paint in WD, to the most recent and obviously smoothest of the em all, the ORC whch was painted pretty much all glazes. Through painting these handful or troops, i feel ive really been forced to learn new styles and approaches, and there is SO much to master out there. For what its worth, i post my minis sometimes to CMON for the *absolute judging* because i like to know how my work stands up to the very best painters, and if indeed im progressing, and i average between a 6.8 and 7.4 there. Not terrible, but not that great, the difference between 7-8 may not be that much but between 8 -9 its even more so, and 9 - 10 is staggering....anyways....



cheers!
<3
BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/21 09:24:10


Post by: Gitsplitta


Love the way he turned out bebop. The modulation on the individual plates is fantastic and i love the contrast between the plates and the dark cabling.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/21 09:26:01


Post by: Ruglud


Said it before, will say it again - you're Infinity figures are top notch and this shot just ooooooozes with awesomeness


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/21 13:10:30


Post by: Dr H


Lovely work, BB.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/22 14:49:14


Post by: Camkierhi


Group shot is stunning. Funny how what you class as humble beginnings are so far above some of us hope to achieve.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/24 16:23:52


Post by: Moltar


Gorgeous eye candy, Bebop!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/25 00:19:22


Post by: Red Harvest


For those of you not versed in Infinity lore, the mini in the back row, holding its gun up, the one without a hat, is known as Ugly Crocman, the ugliest mini in the Infinity range. There are jokes and comic strips about that mini, and how ugly it is. It is now OOP. Seeing it in the family shot put a smile on my face. Thanks for that, Bebop.

Nice work on all of them. The ORC trooper... have you been reading Angel Giraldez's painting books? The mini is very close to his style of painting. Of course this is a compliment, but you knew that.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/25 01:08:13


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey fellas, thanks for all the positivity! im stoked about the group shot Some are older than others, but all in all, they look nice together!

@Gits; Thanks!! i think i needed to focus more on the cabling actually, not make it lighter or anything, but that part of the mini i somewhat neglected because it looked pretty much straightforward as is with just a few washs of nuln oil over a blue grey (fenris grey)

@Cam: pshh hogwash, its just practice my friend!! i see your progress as quite remarkable as well i might add <3

@ Dr H: thanks good dr!!!

@Ruglud: appreicate your comments, thanks! im glad they look pretty snappy all together

@ Moltar: good to hear from you, its been a while! THanks man

@Red: Hey Red! Good to hear from a fellow infinity painter. Apologies on the slow comments from my end, i have been keeping up on your work and it looks amazing. Your NMM golds are so vibrant! and CLEAN and the new aconticimineto troops you are doing are fabulous. Loving it. Thanks for you insight on where im headed. I HAVE been reading his books, however, he uses an airbrush, and ive attempted to do that, but my airbrush is just too crappy (read: i have no idea what im doing with it, and im hiding behind its 100$ price tag), really more of a paint gun, and i just cant seem to wrap my head around on how to use the damn thing for anything more than priming. So i sorta bastardized a brush handed approach to copy a similar look. The base coat, if you can even call it that, is a glaze of the lightest blue, then i just glazed successively darker blues up to purple to wards the shadows. It came out pretty nice i think THanks man!

Cheers All
BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/26 03:40:01


Post by: nerdfest09


Still too large for me to see correctly on the work computer :-(


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/26 04:08:41


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Your pictures are so enormous they make the words on this blog look like braille. The models are beautiful, but please resize your photos!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/26 04:47:05


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hmmm...ok i think for some users the pics resize automatically, and for some they dont! Sorry guys!!! im just trying to figure out how to display the pics properly in dakka. Its so annoying, this is a non issue on cmon, or fb or any other site but dakka does something weird to the res when you embed at certain sizes. Either that or im an idiot, and the latter is more the likely

heres the same pics at suggested size for you guys, though clicking the photo and zooming in a bit is needed to see them at proper res. thanks for letting me know, cats!









let me know if thats better!

Thanks!!
BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/26 23:05:38


Post by: nerdfest09


Much better! :-)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/27 03:22:47


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Awesome

So ive started another Pan O mini for my force and this one is a special one off miniature that comes with Angel Giraldez' Painting masterclass book, which is freaking AWESOME. The eye candy alone will make you want to try out Infinity. Anyways, i had a brief exchange with major tom about a concept of pushing paint around and smoothing it LATER. Which is counter intuitive to my brain and really scary. But, as much as i like the progress im making with juicing glazes from the beginning, i do notice that because im relying so heavily on the xenithal prime that i dont have alot of room for error. say i mis paint a black line onto my smooth blend, well too bad game over because i cant just glaze over it, i have to have an opaque coat and the juicing, there is no opaque coat. So, i decided to give this concept an initial try, and i wont lie, its a bit wonky for me so far. Obviously ill have to sit with this for a long time before it starts to make more sense, and in hindsight, i shouldve tried this on a bigger model. These female infinity sculpts are reallly small. Ive gone for more opaque basecoats here in hopes that i can truly FIX anything with glazes. Tom said it can be done, so i believe it. Theres alot of going back and forth with this mini hoping around here and there. glazing up glazing down, glazing left....you get the idea.....May have screwed the pooch on the face, got a bit too slap happy with brown glaze and i think she got tanner than i would have preferred...but again, maybe i should not worry and see how i can fix it...

heres a crap load of pics. (still messing with the camera) Im going to load at suggested size but ill put up a few of the full size just in case as well ((clicking to zoom gives proper res))

THanks guys

BB










and a full sized shot





Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/27 05:56:16


Post by: evildrcheese


Wicked.

EDC


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/27 11:46:21


Post by: whalemusic360


Is there a spot in particular you aren't happy with? You said the face was darker than you wanted, but I think it looks fine. She is a warrior after all, surely she has some color in her skin.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/27 14:27:42


Post by: Gitsplitta


The only thing wonky about that figure is the positioning of the breast cups... which is totally wrong for a warrior. You want them pushed in and out of the way, not apart and interfering with sword use.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/27 17:26:38


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks EDC.

@ Whale : more so , just the process is grueling, Its alot slower going because im kinda just toying around with the concept in apllication. Im not displeased with the end result .. so far!

@ Gits: take that up with Corvus Belli! lol, personally, i rahter enjoy painting that shape LOL...mainly because its fun to paint in highlights on that kind of geometry. gitcha head outta the gutter!

BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/27 21:28:15


Post by: Dr H


Yeah, get with the boob-armour Gits'. What's the point in boob-armour if it doesn't look like boobs.

Always good to try new things, BB'. It's looking good from here, whatever you're doing.

I also like that she nearly has a Union flag in the middle of her chest, although it's missing the crosses for the Welsh and Irish. I did a double-take before noticing that.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/27 21:35:21


Post by: complex57


Great work


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/28 23:09:57


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Dr H LOL, i know RIGHT??? Git with it! lol....
@ Complex: thanks very much

ok! now ive made some progress and instead of wussing out, i just went all in and decided to block with mostly opaqque basecoat. Set my highlight points and shade points with pretty stark contrast, then smooth blend to make the gradient. I love it. Its starting to make sense, though on smaller fiddly bits its a bit scary. Not sure yet if its me, or if its a more practical concept on bigger surfaces, like the thigh plates where it worked very well. Im not thrilled with the underside of the arm, it feels cluttered and busy, but the scale is so small, i have to just relax and step back before i obsess and ruin it. the actual back im pretty ok with at this point. anyways,... Progress progress progresss!!!!












cheers!!
BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/29 00:07:08


Post by: Yorkright


She is looking fine Bebop, wish I was more daring with my painting. Your blends are outstanding and her face is very realistic. Cannot wait to see her finished.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/29 00:22:25


Post by: Red Harvest


Jeanne D'Arc. Elle s'appelle Jeanne D'Arc. A fine mini. We are still waiting the regular release though.

Doc, maybe look at the Iceland flag? And the Danish flag on her pauldron.

 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
@ Dr H LOL, i know RIGHT??? Git with it! lol....
@ Complex: thanks very much

ok! now ive made some progress and instead of wussing out, i just went all in and decided to block with mostly opaque basecoat. Set my highlight points and shade points with pretty stark contrast, then smooth blend to make the gradient. I love it. Its starting to make sense, though on smaller fiddly bits its a bit scary. Not sure yet if its me, or if its a more practical concept on bigger surfaces, like the thigh plates where it worked very well. Im not thrilled with the underside of the arm, it feels cluttered and busy, but the scale is so small, i have to just relax and step back before i obsess and ruin it. the actual back im pretty ok with at this point. anyways,... Progress progress progresss!!!!

Make sure the basecoat is still wet when you apply the strong highlight, and then just pull the highlight paint into the base. On smaller pieces, a stippling technique is a nice cheat when you don't have much room to move and blend the paints. And of course glazing covers a multitud of sins. Mini is looking good. I think the blonde hair turned out very well. ( maybe a few white high highlights though?)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/29 01:08:05


Post by: Gitsplitta


Very nice bebop.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/29 08:09:29


Post by: Camkierhi


Fantastic work, really popping. The depth of contrast on the hair is fantastic.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/29 22:09:17


Post by: nerdfest09


Love the skin tone Bebop! she looks a lot like my fiance lol, she even has powerful thighs......but seriously, that's some more great work, that skin blending is really good and if i'm correct it's not many layers? which goes to show what you can do when blending a rather wet paint across an entire face.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/30 07:05:29


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks everyone for the feedback!

@ Red, good idea, ill push the hair a tudge up with some white.

@ Damo youre a lucky man sir. And yup, you are correct! really just brown glazes and red glazes. and not much of either.

More progress! Im leaving the white crosses alone....nuff said...anymore messing about and ill ruin the damn thing. I must have repainted 1micometer of a corner 12 times today!! >_< ... im pleased in general with the progress, i gotta smooth a higlight on the left knee pad, and actually MOST of todays work was on the belt. and waist area. mostly the front and started the back waist. Also the reds got a bit of glazing attention...

heres pics.














cheers!!
BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/30 09:52:54


Post by: DarkSoldier


What sort of base could do this impeccable paintjob any justice?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/30 21:08:42


Post by: nerdfest09


I demand your method for that colour hair NOW! because it looks awesome and on that scale you have SMASHED it! :-) the whole model is a really expert level job mate, that head as a focal point is eerily lifelike to my eyes.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/30 22:26:32


Post by: Gitsplitta


Stunning man. Her face and hair are just so realistic... it's amazing.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/04/30 23:10:01


Post by: nerdfest09


 Gitsplitta wrote:
Stunning man. Her face and hair are just so realistic... it's amazing.


I know right! I'm a serious face painter and love to get my skin on but this is just so perfect, it's subtle and I think that's the secret to it. faces aren't 'hard' you just need to approach them differently, and Bebop has mastered the small face like no one else!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/01 17:13:07


Post by: Dr H


Lovely work, BB.

Red Harvest wrote:...Doc, maybe look at the Iceland flag? And the Danish flag on her pauldron...
I did see that, but my first thought was for the dear Ol' Union flag.
The cross on the cloth is nicely done too, while we're there.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/01 19:07:58


Post by: shasolenzabi


Joan is looking awesome! A question, is that putty like stuff holding her to that grip re-useable? and what is it, and where can you get it?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/01 20:25:26


Post by: GiraffeX


She looks stunning so far bebop.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/01 20:53:52


Post by: nerdfest09


 shasolenzabi wrote:
Joan is looking awesome! A question, is that putty like stuff holding her to that grip re-useable? and what is it, and where can you get it?


Looks like Blu-Tac to me Shaz? you can get that just about anywhere


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 07:20:31


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Guys cheers alot for the positive feedback, im pleased that her progress is well recieved!

Damo the hair recipe is basically a bubonic brown like color base, with a light brown wash. then dark brown wash. then repaint the bubonic, then begin layering in some sort of cream like color to light it up to wheat like colors...
and then white

Shaz: yes its blutac. super reusable and doesnt leave residue which some others can.

JOAN OF ARC IS FINISHED......i think. God damn a lot hours went into this one, i think i might put the brushes down for a week or so. Im pretty pleased with her. Alot of new techniques trying out here that worked generally, al though i will say, its taking me alot more time to do but the colors are more vibrant. I think the next model i build will be big so i can practice this better. Any ways heres just a pile of shots i took, maybe will put up better pics later.

BB











Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 08:28:32


Post by: schoon


Gray work on this!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 08:37:16


Post by: nerdfest09


Can someone do me a favor and post up the well deserved 'slow hand clap' picture? this deserves nothing but pure compliments and I can think of none greater


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 09:37:19


Post by: Ruglud


As demanded...



Also deserves...



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 10:11:39


Post by: evildrcheese


Looks brilliant. Top work sir!

EDC


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 11:30:39


Post by: Gitsplitta


Glorious! Beautifully done.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 13:27:18


Post by: San76


Amazing man! The armour is phenomenal but I love the scabbard wrk too. And the subtle colouring on base. Gorgeous!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 13:35:09


Post by: goblinpaladin


That's extraordinary. Well done.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 14:33:06


Post by: Yorkright


Fantastic Bebop, she is truly a work of art.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/03 19:11:39


Post by: GiraffeX


She's beautiful!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/04 18:29:41


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Dudes and dudettes ...thanks! She was really fun to paint!! On this miniature i tried to focus on learning a new approach to painting, which is to after laying down a fully opaque basecoat (which i have not done in a long time), to instead of obsessing over smoothness, to just essentially throw paint around and set your shadows and highlight areas, without so much care, and then later, glaze everything together. The idea i guess that A.) ultimately you have more control over everything and can see the steps ahead better and B.) that glazing fixes everything. It was a scary prospect to do so and i started with her top, which is the weaker part of the mini in my eye, and the legs i felt a bit more comfortable with the concept, and look a bit tighter. Id like to try this on a much larger miniature to really practice it, its a bit nerve wracking on such a small and rare fig! Other areas that i would've liked another shot at are the face and sword....i repainted the sword 3 times and i felt that anymore id start obscuring detail. Oh well...here's a final pic (recommended size, and full size embaed)




edit: DANGER GIANT PIC CORRECT RES
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Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/04 18:40:57


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Additional tiny commentary. Model looks good, even if the picture of her is so large I can't read any of the other comments on the blog.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/04 18:45:34


Post by: whalemusic360


She looks great. I can see how doing a new technique on a rare figure could turn out terrible, but I don't think you had that issue. I'd be interested to see you try it in several larger sizes. Maybe like some FW Eldar stuff?

Edit: Might want to throw the big pics in spoilers. While I enjoy them, others might have an issue.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/04 18:45:38


Post by: bebopdrums2424


One of the pics is at the recommended size. I put the large because my PC, my phone, AND my ipad all resize the Large pic to be in focus and normal sized. The pic i put at recommended size appears blurry to me on my own devices, and thats a bummer seeing as i put 30+ hours of paint on that model. So, selfishly, i put the larger pic as well so i can view my own work at the resolution its meant. Sorry <3


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/04 20:46:26


Post by: Dr H


Top job, BB. She looks lovely.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/05 09:19:12


Post by: Red Harvest


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
Dudes and dudettes ...thanks! She was really fun to paint!! On this miniature i tried to focus on learning a new approach to painting, which is to after laying down a fully opaque basecoat (which i have not done in a long time), to instead of obsessing over smoothness, to just essentially throw paint around and set your shadows and highlight areas, without so much care, and then later, glaze everything together. The idea i guess that A.) ultimately you have more control over everything and can see the steps ahead better and B.) that glazing fixes everything. It was a scary prospect to do so and i started with her top, which is the weaker part of the mini in my eye, and the legs i felt a bit more comfortable with the concept, and look a bit tighter. Id like to try this on a much larger miniature to really practice it, its a bit nerve wracking on such a small and rare fig! Other areas that i would've liked another shot at are the face and sword....i repainted the sword 3 times and i felt that anymore id start obscuring detail. Oh well...here's a final pic (recommended size, and full size embaed)

Turned out spectacular. Very, very nice use of blues. You could always paint a TAG for a larger mini. The Seraph maybe? It is part of the same sectorial as Jeanne, in game, so it would be fitting. And it is an excellent mini too.


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Is that an Ott-Lite I see in the background of a few of the photos?

I find that I like a smaller diameter holder for the mini when painting. It allows for more angles to paint from. I see that Jeanne is blue tac attached to a fairly large diameter holder. (I'm guessing because the sword and scabbard overhang the mini's base.)

The hair really did come out well.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/07 10:09:30


Post by: aku-chan


She looks fantastic!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/07 20:21:17


Post by: Wirecat


You have managed to overdo the already overdone miniature! Congratulations! Wonderful detail and very nice work with highlights.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/09 00:50:31


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey all! Thanks for your interest and friendly and positive comments!

@Wirecat! Hello! Is joan of arc an often painted model? I didnt do an extensive google search but found but a few really pretty versions of the model

@aku-chan! Hi Thanks! Youre a great painter yourself. i like the models you choose to paint!

@Red: Thanks! Yup an OTT but im gonna upgrade soon but i love the OTT light, really been a big part of my painting. i use 2 next to each other. And also YES agreed about the base, unfortunately, i get carpal pain, as a drummer, if im squezzing something too thin...so i use a grip that keeps my hand open...i should think of a way to combine the two, not often, but every now and then i can get into some tricky positions....

AAND now for something completey different...i decided to just paint up this box of trollkin i had lying around...and i gotta say....they are fun to paint....i was craving a kinda just throw paint around, get dirty, no cares, went with it and also sorta inspired by the whimsical watercolors of fairy paintings. Soooo, well see, i got two up, they are a bit tought to photo right off the bat, but im not going for cleanliness or even matching. If i follow this through, i want each model to just be a whimsical mish mash of forest magic colors, and almost froglike forest folk....again, this is just for my own joy of literallly slapping paint on models....alot of areas had extenesive green and blue washes...





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Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/09 11:02:20


Post by: nerdfest09


Nice work! they seem small? are they small? I particularly like the blending and contrast on the little shoulder scales! :-)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/09 17:46:39


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks! Yea and no...They arent really that small actually...The sculps are way bulkier than the infinity models so even though these particular guys are the smallest (Think bulky gw goblin) of the range of trollkin, they arent super small. And from what i understand there are some really big models in the warmahordes line and im kinda itching to paint some...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/09 18:09:32


Post by: whalemusic360


I am super unfamiliar with the warmahoards models, but those guys look good.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/09 22:12:27


Post by: Dr H


Nice start, BB. Good colours.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/11 16:54:46


Post by: dsteingass


Beautiful work, as usual man! I love the way the blues are light, yet still vibrant.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/11 19:15:36


Post by: shasolenzabi


Joan is awesome looking, and the trollkin gunners also look great!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/17 11:04:55


Post by: J-paint


Wow bebop, I have been lurking for a while for which i apologise, the infinity stuff isn't my thing aesthetically, but thats not to say I cant appreciate how phenonomenal your paintwork on it is, it was only recently i realised quite how small those models are and it made me even more in awe. As for the trollkin, they are wonderful, the pastel colours and subtle glazes are just great, and i imagine they are a bit more fun to paint than the concentration needed for the infinity guys.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/17 15:07:33


Post by: Moltar


Great stuff bebop! Trolls are looking great! And that last blue crusader Infinity chick ( I have no idea what her name/title is) looks amazing. Those blues are gorgeous and I really like your approach to doing her blonde hair.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/17 20:39:03


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey Guys great to hear from you all
Steingass J paint! Its been a minute!

J Thanks man. I love the infinty aesthetic so i dont mind painting the models, but you are right about them being a bit stressy...so small...these troll are my response to painting in the lines....

Thanks Moltar! Im pleased with how she came out! The blonde was a pretty standard approach to doing blond hair that GW often explains, i did do a few thin washes of browns before i started layering though

Thanks Shas Dr H and Whaley

Ive finished two more. The fellow holding the staff got a hideously unlucky blast of primer dust, which has never happened to me using the P3 primers i like. I almost didnt paint him but i was able to rub the grit off mostly with my thumb and reprime by brush and still...the bad prime job really just got in the way of wanting to even paint him....im happy he turned out as good as he did which isnt fab, but again this is more about dirty fun and playing with washes and messy stuff so itll do just fine. The 4th fellow, actually is my favorite, and seems to have streamlined a pretty good approach to doing these guys, maybe ill include some close ups with the 4th, but the staff fellow is fine where he is LOL....cute from afar, far from cute. Total Monet....






BIG PICS FOR THOSE WHO WANT EM

Spoiler:






Hope you like em They are my little fairy trolls...tickle tickle tickle....

Cheers
BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/18 08:30:04


Post by: J-paint


Wonderful, just as a separate thing, I for one really appreciate the bigger pictures, they break my phone, but it's seeing it at that level helps to understand how you applied the paint if that makes sense, it's really informative, with most pictures there is a limit to how much you can zoom so you just get a general impression of the build up.




Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/18 11:12:17


Post by: ckig


Great work as usual Bebop! Lovely skintones. I too prefer the bigger pictures! Really shows your work off better imo. Hard to make things out in the smaller pics.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/05/22 10:09:08


Post by: San76


Beautiful man. The technique gives them an almost translucent appearance to my eye!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/29 02:23:50


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Its been a while Dakka, and for that im sorry! Havent had much of an uge to paint in the last few months, that is until i took inventory of my catachan army and it really made me miss playing 40k. It is my usual mode to fail at an attempt to make an a new 40k army (infinity i was moderately successful), but ive decided to revisit my (4hr) space sharks. Nothing fancy, just simple and efficient painting so i can play 40k with models that are durable and i dont feel precious with them. In the spirit of keeping it casual, here are some off the cuff iphone shots of 1 of the 2 that i just finished, and a full shot of so far the total lot of 12 (10 from a while back and 2 new ones from this week) They've blended well. Hope you all are great, the projects you all are working on are insane!! Inspiring as usual.

Bebop





Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/29 02:41:32


Post by: whalemusic360


Good to see you back. Good news, I can’t tell which ones are the newest in the group.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/29 14:29:03


Post by: Gitsplitta


Good to have you back bebop. Your work is stellar as always, glad to see some new eye-candy. I just love the stripe on the helmet. Really takes me back.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/29 14:57:00


Post by: Red Harvest


Honestly, those Space Marine minis are unworthy of your skills. The goblin green bases are a nice blast from the past. Very good work.

Ah, and welcome back, stranger


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/29 15:04:19


Post by: Elbows


Great work on those marines.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/29 18:57:13


Post by: Yorkright


Good to have you back BB, wonderful work on the marines.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/30 06:31:58


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Guys thanks for the warm reception! <3

@Whaley: phew glad they sneak in there nice. It’s been 2 years since painting these I think maybe even more, 3???, shoot...
@gits: thanks!! Yup taking it back old school, those original grey marines I just love and they are fast paint up
@Red: heya man! Haha thanks!! Frankly my chops are rusty and id butcher an infinity model. This is a nice pace for now I’ll get to some bigger models soon that should prove to be more fun to paint.
@Elbows: Thanks man glad you think they are cool
@York: thanks!! And it’s good to be back thanks for saying hi!

I completed another today a plasma gunner. I kept this one a little cleaner and I like it. I’m going to move them to be a little less dirty, still chipped but just...a little....less dirty :p






Onward eh....13/20 done. Hope for progress that’s all I can say...

Cheers
Bebop






Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/30 07:59:42


Post by: nerdfest09


Oh well if it isn't the little drummer boy back just in time for Christmas! and already there's gloriously painted presents for us!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/30 14:12:07


Post by: Gitsplitta


... and he's even a beakie! Be still my heart!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/11/30 14:53:17


Post by: Red Harvest


 nerdfest09 wrote:
Oh well if it isn't the little drummer boy...

Oh now, that is just marginalizing, demeaning and otherizing. These days the Socially Just term is Person of Percussion.

Bebop, explain the green bases please. It is an unusual choice these days. ( I like it, BTW.)

Ah, subtle OSL from the plasma gun. Nice, but perhaps a touch more contrast. It might be too subtle.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/03 03:39:27


Post by: bebopdrums2424


YO YO DAMO! Wassup man. Your new blog is absolutely ridiculous. All your minis look so good together on my ipad when i scroll its like pure eye candy. WELL done mah man. And Red, since it IS the holiday season after all, ill take the moniker!

THE GREEN BASES: Im SO glad you asked....well firstly, since im painting the original rogue trader space sharks scheme im going with a classic 90s green GW base rim. Its not the same color really as the old classic bases, but its green nonethe less....secondly. i just wanted some damn color in the scheme. A guuy at my FLGS is pining for me to change the bases to dark brown. And thats just too bland for me. The green base rims stay. Glad you like them i consider that a big win
Eya GITS! the beak helm for sure, i really would like to have them ALL be beak helmets but alas i only 3 per blister. I could ebay it but im already 15 guys in ...:/

anywho: ive got two more finished. Another stard marine with a bolter and then also the missle launcher. Super fun to paint them both...ive included a few more shots of the missle trooper since its a more interesting model. The pose on the standard gunner is questionable to say the least. I used the wrong left arm by mistake and now it looks like hes calling someone out and shooting his gun into the air to get there a attention...yup thats the story im sticking to...(should make for some funny RP in game) My iphone was being a little b*tchy with weird colors coming into the photos so...oh well....4 hour space sharks!!!! >_<









cheers guys! 15/20 done!!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/03 03:58:18


Post by: Gitsplitta


Keep 'em coming bebop, LOVE them!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/03 08:37:25


Post by: Camkierhi


STUNNING work, so great to see you about. Beautiful work on the marines. Loving the old school theme too.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/03 18:27:24


Post by: Imperial Monkey


These are absolutely gorgeous. The crisp painting of the armour is lovely and blends nicely with the weathering you have on it. Are you going to be dabbling in the primaris pool (or should that be paddling?)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/03 23:00:17


Post by: Dr H


Welcome back, BB. Great show to return with, looking nice.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/04 02:57:59


Post by: ghostmaker


Great work!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/07 06:32:05


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Guys great to hear from you !! Cam and Dr H, welcome back old friends! Ghost and imperial, thanks and hello! I have some more space sharks finished. 2 standard gunners making 17/20 finished. im going to do one more rocket launcher, the sarge and one standard gunner. before i do that though im going to paint the dread. Bad news as well, the custom decal sheets are not working out. i got inkjet decal paper, and i printed out the decals perfectly, and then water got on it and.....epic fail. i tried one in water and it just smeared and melted into nothing. Not sure what to do about this beyond painting them by hand. which i can do. but not on shoulders i wont be doing that sadly. :( at least i dont think i should. thoughts on that??? hand paint all the original space sharks logos on so far 20 shoulder pads. Anyways heres two more fellas not very interesting are they....














anyways cheers!
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/07 13:08:25


Post by: whalemusic360


Might be more expensive, but you could have Fallout Hobbies print it out for you.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/07 13:58:30


Post by: Gitsplitta


I've tried the custom decals too. No luck. Since the Mantis Warrior badge (the old one anyway) is on a roundel, I just print them out and paper, cut them out and glue them on. Works well for flat surfaces but wouldn't work on curved. Yours is a bit pointy for that. I'd go with WM's suggestion.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/08 00:08:31


Post by: General Helstrom


 Gitsplitta wrote:
I've tried the custom decals too. No luck.


What did you try? I've had good results just using a copy shop that was advertised on a railroad modelers' forum. It's apparently pretty easy with the right printers and decal paper. The right printers being the trick of course, but that's what copy shops are for


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/08 15:46:58


Post by: Dr H


Yeah, the problem there is the ink-jet ink; it's water soluble.

Couple of things you can try (don't know if either are possible, just thinking aloud);

Do you have access to a laser-jet printer. That should solve the ink running problem. Don't know how the decal sheet will react to it.

Try a layer of varnish over the printed transfers. It will protect the ink from the water. You may have to cut them out (or score as I usually do) very close to their edges. Don't know if it will prevent the transfers from coming off the paper.
Careful adding the varnish, if it's water-based it will also have the possibility of smudging the ink. A spray would be best... or a non-water-based varnish....

...I did an experiment with printed (ink-jet) "posters" and my Humbrol varnishes.
*after a long search* Found it:
Spoiler:

While this was for gluing posters to terrain, it does show that a layer of varnish prevents the ink bleed.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 05:03:07


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Welll. Dr H's suggestion worked absolutely perfectly. I hit with a coat of dullcoat and the rest is history.....space sharks....((i applied the first two to the older batch which are a bit dirtier.... the newer models will look even better (super sneaky peak photos,,,,...and a dread.....WIP....space sharks.....








THANKS DR H YOU ARE A HOBBY BAD A$$ AND YOU JUST SAVED ME TIME AND MONEY<3

PS: what is the best and most useful in all situations loadout for the sarge....before i model him....thanks!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 07:22:46


Post by: cormadepanda


Hey bebop where did you acquire your decal paper?


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Oh and those models look way good


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 10:02:30


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey comrade thanks! I bought inkjet waterslide decal paper off amazon. it was about 20$ for 25 sheets...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 13:38:51


Post by: Gitsplitta


That turned out beautifully! Leave it to Dr H to come through in a pinch.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 14:53:50


Post by: whalemusic360


Decals look great. What’s going on with the sensor on the dread?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 15:10:56


Post by: Dr H



I'm glad it worked. Good job, look nice.

That's why we're all here, learning from each other's experiences to improve as a whole. Something for us all to remember for the future; home-made decals and varnish.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 17:24:33


Post by: Ruglud


Top notch, that paint job is soooo smooth


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 17:51:55


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys!! I think ya missed my question at the bottom! Whats the best loadout (in all situations) for the sarge model?? i havent read the codex yet or even played a game with SM so i want to build a nuetral sarge model. Thanks!! <3

PS; Whaley, yes that sensor module i put on the front to cover up the ultramarine logo. I liked the forward motion of it, and i think the dread models are squat and boxy. I know it isnt, scientifically accurate, but i also like the positioning of the turquoise tertiary right there.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/09 18:40:03


Post by: Captain Brown


Looking forward to those Space Sharks...

Cheers,

CB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/16 23:09:19


Post by: Dr H


While I can have good ideas for the P&M side of the hobby, I can't help with the gaming side of things.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/17 18:26:26


Post by: warboss


Very nice work on the weathering.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/18 05:11:21


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks all for the interest! Dr H no worries man, you scored so huge with the decal thing. I swear its made all the difference! I cant thank you enough!

Well ive actually made some significant progress....on a couple fronts. FIRSTLY, the dread and final sarge and completely finished. Ill post pics of those things later with the complete so far army shots because im only 2 solid marines away from checkpoint one. 20 marines, 1 dread, 1 captain, totally painted.
Secondly it so happens that i was recommended a can of some really great primer. Rustoleum Touch n Tone Matte Black primer. Man this stuff i like almost MORE the p3 black which is my solid go to, prior to airbrushing a zenithal coat. ALSO, its 3.99 at autozone. Amazing.
Amyways, the captain was a pleasure and the first termi ive painted in years. Such a pleasure. As much as i want to show the dread ill wait for a few more days. Instead heres some off the cuff shots with my phone of the finished captain. <3

SPACE SHARKKKKSSSS!!!!



more pics
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Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/18 05:50:02


Post by: nerdfest09


( just drunk a bottle of Red wine and I don't even drink!!! it was a chrismas present but I LOVE tour space sharks dude, they are perfectly painted and your painting is just fantastic. and because we're friends I thought you should know you are really good! like seriously good, like really seriously good. imma have a nap.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/18 07:29:11


Post by: Camkierhi


Seriously,seriously good. Like not bad at all.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/18 13:16:50


Post by: whalemusic360


The lines on the cloth is an interesting technique. What made you go that way instead of normal blending?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/18 17:03:39


Post by: bebopdrums2424


LOL Damo! Enjoy the drank my friend!! Its the holidays!! FK IT!

Thanks Cam!

Whaley: There is normal blending first. only some highlights have been added that, and why; texture, practice.

case in point: the inner cloak from the front, left of his left leg, was the last highlights i did and its the most effective, vs, the front loin cloth which i did first which is a little too aggressive. i used a darker and more watered down grey after and it gave the effect i was more after. Only reason i didnt redo the other parts is that its so subtle to the naked eye its just not worth the time. Besides, i painted the black with mostly thinned down grey, so fixing anything requires a full on base coat, which would have meant id have to redo ALL of the black cloak to make it match.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/18 19:05:45


Post by: whalemusic360


Certainly not trying to be critical. It looks cool, and is beyond my skill/patience (which is why I make Damo paint for me).


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( just drunk a bottle of Red wine and I don't even drink!!! it was a chrismas present but I LOVE tour space sharks dude, they are perfectly painted and your painting is just fantastic. and because we're friends I thought you should know you are really good! like seriously good, like really seriously good. imma have a nap.


I'm quoting this so it can't be erased.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/18 20:11:53


Post by: bebopdrums2424


LOL....awesome.....as if he hasnt already been etched into dakka fame already

@ whaley, by all means be critical!



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/19 01:29:30


Post by: nerdfest09


Oh..... ... ...............hey guys..................................... just a friendly reminder, don't drink and Dakka.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/19 03:20:08


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey guys look who it is......DRUNK GUY...... : hahahaha <3

just messin damo


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/19 13:54:05


Post by: Gitsplitta


That is SO lovely. Almost makes me hate them a teeny bit less for taking out my home world...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/19 17:05:39


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


The clothe has amazing texture; you've done a superb job.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/19 18:41:52


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey all thanks so much <3.

QUESTION: i notice people sometimes are able to send pics to GW and they get published on a GW online blog or Magazine or whatever,....how does one go about submitting their work ? I cant even FIND that blog where people post their work for GW. Thanks guys <3

BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/19 18:52:04


Post by: whalemusic360


https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Gallery

They pull from Instagram based on the hashtag #PaintingWarhammer

Not sure what they do for more in depth features these days.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/22 19:10:17


Post by: Captain Brown


Great start to the Space Sharks Bebop.

Cheers,

CB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/22 19:38:29


Post by: bebopdrums2424


THanks all for the interest!! <3 Whaley thanks for the tip: i decided to make an instagram account. If yall care, my handle is Beboppaints.

Anyways, the dread is now completely finished, including all its weapon attachments, though i only photoed the plasma cannon because its by far the coolest looking. Ive included a main photo and a bunch of shots in the spoilers. He was a bit tougher to photo i guess from the size. i dunno. Anyways, just TWO marines left and im there! And ive already got # 19, missle launcher has been base coated and is ready to go. He is shown below Cant wait to finish these two guys and move on to the transports. I still am not sure about that element as i really need to sit down with the rules and look at lists. Any thoughts on transports for SM? Rhinos? Drop Pods? Thoughts?





Spoiler:









cool thanks for looking guys

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/22 20:54:36


Post by: nerdfest09


Wow, that dread looks awesome! I LOVE the way you've done the helmet collar so it ties in with the space sharks and also looks like shark teeth! very inspired dude! if you keep this level of painting up i'm going to only be able to comment after i've drank a bottle of wine :-|


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/23 22:35:21


Post by: Gitsplitta


Pretty darn good bebop... pretty good indeed.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/23 22:53:59


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I love this blog. Space sharks for the win.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/24 00:31:46


Post by: Dr H


Great work on the Dread'.

My only thoughts about transports revolve around what parts to cut off...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/24 00:35:45


Post by: Apollinaire


How about a Rhino with a classic shark-nose paint scheme?

By which I mean this kind of thing (ww2 throwback...):
https://goo.gl/images/Tw5n7U


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/31 09:39:18


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Alright everyone! so weve reached that first big milestone and for the first time EVER in dakka history, lol, im posting army pics!! no shizzz....so in honor of that, to recap, This army is in effect, the army i wanted when i was 9. The way it would have been if it were 1989. If you have to ask about the green base rims, youre too young. Grey Sharks with the classic scheme and logo. The goal was to paint an easy to reproduce scheme that was low stress, not too time consuming, and still meet a minimum standard of tabletop quality that im happy with. Im pleased so far. I have just reached my first checkpoint of completed models. 2 10 man squads a dread and a captain. The Captain/dread ive shared before here so forgive the same picture being put up, its for the sake of completion, not tryna spam or anything. I will continue to post finished units here, as well as updated photos or whatever in regards to this army. So anyways, love it or hate, Space Sharks baby......

The pics are massive so you can zoom in in great detail if you wish:









extra random shots

Spoiler:










hope you enjoy em!
<3
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/31 15:08:11


Post by: whalemusic360


Congrats on hitting your milestone! Any plans to expand beyond?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/31 16:48:04


Post by: Red Harvest


Congrats on achieving the goal. It looks suitably impressive. even the little shark watermark on the one photo.


I'm a bit worried about the background choice. It's a bit, uhm, GW-white-ish, shall we say. People might mistake you for a 'Eavy Metal® painter. Except, you've got talent and they... well they have to paint as they are told by the bean-counters. IIRC, GW was using the blue-sky background back in the late '80's early '90's with green flocked groundcover for their photos. That would make for a cool retro look. Something to think about.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/31 17:55:04


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's fantastic bebop... congratulations.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2017/12/31 23:34:56


Post by: goblinpaladin


These are amazing. (I do like the modern take on the goblin green bases.)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/01 21:59:21


Post by: San76


These look amazing man! I love the blend of old school aesthetics and newer techniques.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/03 02:54:40


Post by: nerdfest09


They are stunningly good and your paint job reminds me of an Australian Golden Demon winner named Luke McFarlane he is astounding and your Space Sharks done how they should be done eg: 1989 all the way! are spot on, the simple scheme is what it's about it means every extra detail you do is in itself another small miniature to gaze upon, every face, every glowing sword, every tassel it's just brilliant and I wish I had your grey skills as they are excellent. I want to see this force expand and become what you want it to be! onward and upwards my friend.



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/05 01:30:46


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Gits: Thanks Man!
@Whaley: Yessir!! see below
@Red: man you always leave the best comments lol. So much to unpack in everyone lol! I LOVE The idea about the blue ish background. will give it a try. and cmon now, those eavy metal painters are CLEANNNNN man..!!!
@ Damo: MANNNN....Luke McF is one of my favorite painters EVER. He got a little spread in WD many years ago and his painting KNOCKED me out. Clean and smooth and bright like a comic. Bigtime inspiration there. And yea, you found me out, my Spacesharks is partially inspired by a mini he painted. <3
@San76 Good to hear from you dude! Cheers and thanks!!
@Goblin: Thanks man! Yea gotta love the vintage rims!!

Anyways, i powered through another model and finished a razorback (1/2) for the most part. I ordered some powders to finish up the treads but at the moment i dont miss em so its by all intents and purposes finished. ILl take better pics at a later date taking photos of such a large model is outside my setups ability so i have to hold the damn thing....kinda a bummer...anyways...here ya goooooo

NEXT UP: Primaris Reivers in classic Yellow and Black Camo.









Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/05 06:05:13


Post by: nerdfest09


God dammit that's gorgeous work! I kinda get lost on what to say with your work sometimes! but I can say with certainty is that after seeing that you are lucky i've only had a beer on this stinking hot day and not a bottle of red like last time! otherwise i'd be waxing lyrical about how bloody good you are for pages! lol


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/07 23:22:21


Post by: Dr H


Great work on t' army. Looks... great!

Nice work on the tank too.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/08 09:15:54


Post by: San76


Rhino looks fantastic! Love the even gradient, and the OSL really pops. Great work...again!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/09 01:32:43


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Damo: i like drunk damo. More red wine for you!
@ Dr H Thanks sir! Stillllll benefitting from your wise advise re: the decals the gift that keeps on giving !!
@San Thanks bro appreciate it. Below is something youre a bit of an expert on so i hope it comes across

Well gents and ladies, first RT yellow camo Reiver is done and ready to go. A COUPLE of little niggles that i should have taken care of early on and the leathers are too dark so that will be redone, ill do the second model first and then come back and fix it on the first, Other than that, this was a blast to work on. The black squiggles for sure was a stressful endeavor because i liked the plain yellow so much i was afraid to mess it up. But i think i nailed the frequency of the camo so it doesnt look overly cluttered, which was a worry. Also side note, in the original drawing the backpack was left a solid yellow with no black camo pattern so I stayed true to that. Anyway.....classic yellow Space SHark Reiver 1 -10:











cheers!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/09 02:33:16


Post by: Gitsplitta


That my friend... is truly awesome! Having done old-school black on yellow camo before, I'm really impressed with how you've carried it off. Just right in my opinion. Nicely done.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/09 03:11:57


Post by: goblinpaladin


Holy dang. This is perfectly executed.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/09 06:35:52


Post by: San76


Very nice mate!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/09 20:44:08


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys! Glad it came out pretty well...it was stressful because if i didnt nail it the mini would be ruined lol. no fixing all that black over yellow, nope, no sir, no way. LOL. Cheers dudes!!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/12 10:25:51


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Alrighty then!! Hey ho everybody. Just finished the 2/10 Reivers. These models are super fun to paint I really have to admit. The bulky size and clear cut edges really are just a blast to work with. Go on with yo bad self GW. Dialing in the camp patterns too. As long as I keep them pretty varied and backwards twists and turns it stays pretty effective. Super fun to do also...! Anyways, here’s some pics:











Ok lots of close upsssss....naked truths.
Thanks for looking <3

Bebop





Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/12 13:54:30


Post by: San76


Great work man. And neat! I love the shading on the yellow armour


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/12 15:36:06


Post by: Gitsplitta


Great work Bebop... man he looks good. What is a Reaver? Is it some kind of Primaris marine?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/12 15:49:21


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Fantastic work, he looks badass. Of all the parts on him though I think his leather pouches are my favourite, you packed an amazing amount of depth into them.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/15 07:01:37


Post by: nerdfest09


It's a confident man who posts such close up pics! and damn you Bebop I can't pick anything to critique! Grrrrrr great yellow, great leathers, great..... bloody everything you do is good it's getting beyond a joke and I wonder why after 16 years i've started to try drinking again!? I blame YOU Bebop! don't feel bad but your work is just....great! everything you put brush to lately is just gold mate, seriously good work and so consistent throughout all your projects! Chadlance you are a painting gak head!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/18 02:31:16


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ San: Thanks pal. Yellow is your wheel house, im just visiting!
@Gits: They are like bad ass ninjas in power armor. can jump in and and just beast mode. Great for killing mantises....
@Thanks Faith. Yeah i actually repainted them a few times because i wasnt getting the right look...im still not sold on them but glad they look cool!
@Damo: thanks man! Just trying to keep it classy You one painting gakhead too damo, you know it and i know it!! and if do see something to critique, you better!! I steal from you without tellling you anyways

Heres the finished 3rd model as well as a little side project treat. a 3.99 hoblgoblin shaman from pathfinder. The scult detail is mostly a joke, but the actual model is super fun and relaxing. Nice to paint with colors i dont normally and this will be a good OSL exercise. For now just painting the face and cloak, a lot of lines and dots....the lighter area on the right bewb is just a marker for osl direction and will be paintied over.










cheers
Bebop





Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/18 02:52:47


Post by: San76


Always good to paint something different!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/18 22:06:07


Post by: Red Harvest


So Bebop has painted one of my High School Math teachers. The one with the mighty cankles. I don't remember her being that green.

Is that a Deep Cuts mini from Wizkids? Plastic and pre-primed? It looks just fine for a TTRPG.

It's well painted. It's also a good thing to paint minis from more than just one company. Word.

Ah, I'm wondering if it is the lighting or if that yellow might need a smidge of shading in parts?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/18 22:41:17


Post by: Dr H


Lovely work, BB.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/21 07:33:12


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ San definitely man! Really opens the mind and creative process! I heard a line the other day, "painting is learning". Man...aint THAT the truth!!?

@Red: Thanks sir! Yeah, maybe? on the shading?? They look good in person, and you know im a perfectionist too, but i really wanna get these on the table so im not gonna obsess....ill try a slightly darker orange preshade for the next fellow and see how it turns out, I definitely aired on the more yellow orange vibe in fear of them being TOO orange. So ill give it a shot.

@ Thanks Dr H!

Welll im full on into this sucker....i just needed to stretch the painting muscies and mind. I was getting too used to army painting, and i found a nice groove with it so im stoked, but i just needed to push my skills so i really got into this cheap ass model from pathfinder. 3,99!! man....what a thrill....so its almost done....i need to focus and bring together the cloak, the left arm holding the staff and just as well as some less visible areas of the robes i have hardly touched yet....the feet....as you can see i chopped off what would have been a giant blue flame coming from the staff...ultimately i felt that there was too much blue. I did paint it and the OSL onto the cloak (you can see residual beginnings on the left shoulder which ill soon remove) but decided to snip it off after seeing where it was going and it felt unbalanced. I also didnt like so much the blue OSL against the Teal cloak and i like the teal versus reddish beown of the robes more than i needed a second massive OSL. I did a quick swap out with a goblin icon and im going to paint the whole staff as wood. Including the icon. I will probably move to repaint the staff handle because as it stands its too similar in color to the robes. I have put alot of time into this model and its becoming one of my favorite minis that ive so far worked on, despite some crap mold details. The rope around his waist for instance is the just a ring with no texture at all but the rope is painted on and came out really well to my eye. Anyways...after this project, ill get back to the reaver squad. Checkpoint 2 for the space sharks is the completed 10 reavers, another Razorback, and a Repulsor tank.





cheers guys
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/21 13:28:43


Post by: San76


Mate, that is looking great! Very expressive. Love the shading on the robe, and the bindings on staff. Also, if you haven’t already, please do an OSL tute!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/21 13:39:56


Post by: kavika0311


Great looking model bebop! I think the OSL turned out great and definitely agree with the staff swap.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/21 16:14:59


Post by: Red Harvest


Orange? Try something like a yellow ochre or raw siena first. If that proves unsatisfying, go with a raw umber. I have no idea what the proprietary names are for these colors-- Citadel, Vallejo etc and their silly naming schemes. Bah.

I like that staff conversion. If it is the sort of plastic the usual Wizkids minis have, it is a PITA to clean. The larger minis they produced for the D&D board games tend to be rather nice.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/25 04:32:04


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks all for the interest.

@ san im not qualified to do a OSL tutorial, i just kinda push colors around until it looks close to right....then dial in any deets or cleanliness issues. I will say that i use a mix of glazing and two brush wet blendin, if that is at all helpful.

@Kavika Thanks, yeah i did ANOTHER staff swap...as stated below..

@Red It is a wizkids mini, not toooooo bad under the knife but i only did abosolute minimal work in that regard. The bummer is the "pattern" at the bottom of the robe which is just totally useless and illegible. I shouldve green stuffed over it but i honestly didnt expect to take this mini this far.....


ANNNNND shes done. As youll notice, once again i switched the icon of the staff. I did thoroughly paint it both wood, then bronze and i hated it. It was like a giant flat brown circle hovering over the mini. in hindsight, i should have clipped off the excess bricabrac like mushroom and spikes, lessened the area of it was taking up to just the moon face. that might have been cool, but either way, i cut up a piece of sprue stuck it on there, (youll notice that the ring attached cracked wheni cut the moon off....nuts.....minors....the shard came out well, im really mostly pleased with the whole model. I know i could take a few things to even the next level. But some practice is needed and i feel like any extra work at this point stands a better chance to be detremental. I LOVED painting this model. Hope you can tell!!

whatcha think??

Bebop









Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/25 09:36:47


Post by: nerdfest09


Professional paint job much? you do realise i'm starting to build up a real urge to try some models as good as what you're producing lately! I feel very much like i'm plateauing with my paint and I'm always impressed and suprised by your models in such a good way! keep it up man!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/25 14:47:05


Post by: Red Harvest


Well done. The staff looks suitably neo-lithic. Good work on the OSL. And the base. Minis that have a base that go on a base...bah. I think your solution is a good one.

And she had a partner no? Wielding a Cleaver?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/25 22:00:02


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Yeaaahhhh that model is less interesting to me...i dunno....i have it right here. i think though i need to get back to some army building and get this stuff done so i can play some 40k >_<



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/25 23:58:09


Post by: Red Harvest


Play 40k? Why torture yourself?

That mini has the 'rage-fist' which is pretty much the sculptor's way of saying, "I've run out of ideas, and can't be bothered to think of any more." There are some other interesting sculpts in the Deep Cuts line, and the Nolzur's line. If I did not alreay have a huge, huge, huge back-log to paint, I would get a few for grins etc.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/26 00:21:07


Post by: Gitsplitta


Wonderful job on the crystal bebop... really special.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/01/27 21:31:39


Post by: Dr H


Great job on that one, BB. Nice job on all the different faces on that crystal.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/02 21:59:11


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Many thanks everyone. Glad you like it.
the first 5 reivers are done. pretty pleased, only 5 more before never again.



Cheers.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/02 22:09:53


Post by: whalemusic360


You mean their tank isn’t going to match?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/02 22:46:33


Post by: bebopdrums2424


contemplating that. im going to buy a repulsor and i dont think i want that centerpiece tank to be yellow. I want all the big stuff grey.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/03 00:39:58


Post by: Camkierhi


Could easily go with mainly grey and the odd panel the yellow, would look very effective.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/03 01:28:28


Post by: bebopdrums2424


thats not a bad idea either cam. I know that the standard rhinos/razor back cant transport primaris marines, so, once i buy the kit ill familiarize myself with it, it might be possible for certain pieces to swap out, if i decide to use it as its transport. however the other fact, is that i believe these dudes are super mobile so they may not want a transport anyways. There alot of data that keeps me in the grey arena. these guys are kinda just my spec ops commando unit and so i liked the idea of the yellow camo. everyone else will be grey


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/03 23:42:28


Post by: Dr H


Great job on the Reivers, BB.

Sounds like a plan on the tank.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/04 14:42:58


Post by: San76


Reivers look great, and I love the caster!



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/05 15:03:08


Post by: Gitsplitta


The combination of poses and paint are just phenomenal. Really well done.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/06 06:34:35


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey guys thanks alot! Stoked that they are coming out well! Glad you guys think so too. Next up is Razorback #2, then the second half of the reiver squad, thennnnn the finally the repulsor tank, and that will be check point 2.

Cheers!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/12 07:01:51


Post by: San76


Can’t wait to see what you do with repulsor


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 04:12:24


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey guys just a little phone shot of what im up to....sorry i ve been less active but i created and instgram and use it alot more now so most of my stuff has been going there :(. but ill keep updating here and of course watching all the projects of friends and all that good stuff.

tried my hand at the carcharadon skin for the sarge
bare with, table top standard here



anyways, cheers!!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 04:16:41


Post by: lipsdapips


Really nice! The skin tone seems to be perfect. He looks like a Great White Man. I'm tentative to criticise the blade, because you said it's tabletop and it's still very good, but the only reason i'd do so is because the rest of the miniature is so outstanding that it draws the eye to the blade (so too of course does the contrasting colour). I'd dream of a day where that miniature looked like my tabletop standard!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 04:27:04


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey LDP! Thanks man yeah i hear you, do you mean that it seems maybe unfinished? If that is the case i initially painted more on it and i was just not doing anything i liked! i reset the whole process and left it at that stage for cooling off and maybe some inspiration will come to mind! im open to ideas!

BB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 05:00:01


Post by: Red Harvest


That skin tone would be perfect for a certain Morlock mini. Have you painted any of those? I cannot recall.

The blade could use a touch of edge lining to indicate 'sharpness' and the cannelure, if it has one. but not the entire length of the blade.

Just a little C&C. The mini looks fine.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 09:12:46


Post by: nerdfest09


I hate you in the nicest way.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 12:16:19


Post by: Camkierhi


Stunning bud, whole fig is well beyond TT, you know that right?

May I suggest either pick out the mechanics of the blade as metallic rather than blue, or as Red says pick out the edge. At the moment the whole blade is a bit of an amorphous blob, a amazingly blended beautiful and amazingly painted one, but it has no definition, and that is the only very tiny issue.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 12:56:45


Post by: whalemusic360


The shark skin head is fantastic. Looks exactly like it should. I'll echo the others, the sword does seem flat against the rest of the model with the nice shaded yellow and other detail.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/21 18:31:36


Post by: Dr H


Good work, BB. I didn't know they were supposed to have grey skin, but it looks nicely done.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/02/25 19:35:12


Post by: carlos13th


Great stuff,love the old school paint scheme . Also braver man than me painting in yellow.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/05 20:57:28


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ whale: Thanks alot man! Still experimenting with the colors here on it. I need to just do like 10 test heads and nail it in.

@ Cam: Thanks for the advice. I took it and gave the edge, (but not middle) and edge highlight, its sharpened it up. It was a good medium because i sorta dug the lightsaber look lol, but your suggestion helped tighten things up. Thanks bud!

@ Dr H:Thanks, ya i didnt either until i saw a bit of fan art and they were black shark eyes and razor teeth with sorts greenish grey, kinda great white color, skin. Pretty gnarly!!

@ Damo I hate to love ya!

@ CArlos: Thanks man! All good dude, yellow is a snap. Just takes preparation!!

Gents, i have switched a gear to work on core troops for the slow grow league, which means ive halted the yellow reivers at 8/10 ( about to paint 9), to plan out the base troops for the sharks. Because i painted my standard marines BEFORE the slow grow league was started, i cant use them.. (in the league), so im kinda set back as far as a core for the sharks, The reivers are being admitted so yay for that! Basic Primaris is the new core, which is fine because i was planning to paint them up, just not so soon! No worries, i bought a box of easy to build to test out and they painted up real fast. STOKED. I can replicate this standard pretty easily. The skintone im still messing with> The grey armor makes it a bit trickier to pull off but i think i got a nice medium between flesh and grey and not the same grey LOL...anyways enough mindless rambling heres a bunch of pics.

Bebop













im under the clock so they are generally table top standard. i purposefully dont spend TOO much time dicking about with things. Gotta get a lot done in under a month >_<....

Bebop Out!



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/05 21:12:24


Post by: IceAngel


Those are great bud. I love the skin tones.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/05 21:48:35


Post by: lipsdapips


Augh! Those look excellent. Armour is fantastic, I always love the way you do your eyes, really satisfying shades. The skin is very good as well and that standard is far better than anything I could produce!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/05 22:41:59


Post by: whalemusic360


Any thoughts to adding a stripe of red face paint on him? It would help draw the eye there, and mimic the scheme on his helmet? Think Thor in the arena scene in the new movie.

Only other criticism is that on the skull shoulder pad on the right eye socket you have an armor ding in the base color, but not the skull. But that’s some minor ocd nonsense. These guys are awesome.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/06 01:56:59


Post by: nerdfest09


Really bloody good! I love the way you paint grey, do you use an airbrush at all to get the gradient? because if I could paint grey like that with a brush i'd be space wolving it up! :-)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/06 03:04:49


Post by: youwashock


The helmetless models add a great touch of character. Marvelous painting.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/06 12:46:05


Post by: Ynneadwraith


Well, I've been wanting to do some Carcers for a while. This might just tip me over the edge...

They look great dude!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/07 14:41:25


Post by: Gitsplitta


Your painting always amazes me. Beautiful work bebop.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/07 22:25:39


Post by: Dr H


Great work BB.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/10 04:20:01


Post by: bebopdrums2424


THanks all for the feedback <3 Nerdy, half the base coat is airbrushd, the other by hand

heres the next WIP for the slow grow: the storm talon still a ton to do on this very detailed model:








cheers
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/10 08:24:16


Post by: Camkierhi


That is outstanding. Pure brilliance, so smooth and crisp. Just beautiful.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/10 12:24:08


Post by: IceAngel


Wow, great job. That canopy just demands your attention when you look at it. Fantastic job! I cant wait to see more.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/10 18:19:50


Post by: Gitsplitta


And that window was done with a brush... and is barely discernible as such. Fantastic work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/11 20:06:58


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Guys thanks <3. It was fun to paint but challenging. im glad though that it came out well because it woulod have been major surgery to fix it or change it.

@ Iceangel heya man, welcome, dont think ive had the pleasure. thanks for your interest and encouragement,

Guys, heres a bit more wip progress...just a quick update, the model is almost done and ill post finals soon,.,,




cheers
bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/11 22:35:57


Post by: IceAngel


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
Guys thanks <3. It was fun to paint but challenging. im glad though that it came out well because it woulod have been major surgery to fix it or change it.

@ Iceangel heya man, welcome, dont think ive had the pleasure. thanks for your interest and encouragement,

Guys, heres a bit more wip progress...just a quick update, the model is almost done and ill post finals soon,.,,

bebop


I have been here a long time Bebop, just not always motivated enough to chat. I like the kill count on the side of the cockpit, btw.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/11 23:07:21


Post by: Big H


Love everything about these Bebop !
Excellent gradient shading, nice chipping and weathering and cool looking lens and edge highlights, you have it all nicely balanced and intelligently / coherently done


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/12 12:29:43


Post by: M0rdain


Those marines are table top standard!!! Holly poop.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/12 13:53:18


Post by: Gitsplitta


Lovely, lovely work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/12 22:08:55


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey all many thanks <3 !! i appreciate the enouragement! I forgot to address previously, @ whalemusic, that suggestions about the red face paint is a good one and actually i will be using the idea on the next batch of skinned primaris.

The storm talon is finished and here are the final pics, posting to showcase as well so forgive the spam cheers guys!

Bebop






Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/12 22:25:51


Post by: youwashock


Flying sharks! The horror of it all!

That thing is fantastic. A real showpiece.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/13 01:12:56


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Beautiful work, The colour transitions are so smooth it's amazing.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/13 01:21:13


Post by: whalemusic360


He blue is really striking on the otherwise muted scheme. I dig it even if it isn’t the best tactical choice. But the are space super human sharks so eff it. Only issue is you have the top piece of the tail on backwards. Flaps go in the back.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/13 02:22:04


Post by: Camkierhi


Absolutely brilliant.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/13 02:41:31


Post by: bebopdrums2424



hey all thanks very much!!


@ whaley. Sadly i know....I hated the proper way its meant to so i figured id just turn it around. No science necessary lol. Then about 2 days in i realized i was edge highlighting flaps on the wrong side of the tail and i bust out laughing my ass off for about 5 minutes. Its too funny. But still, if the flaps were correct i think the shape is more streamlined. With its proper placement it looks like a toaster. With the reverse it looks more like super attack copter. LOL


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/14 22:50:18


Post by: Dr H


Lovely work again, BB.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/14 23:18:50


Post by: IGtR=


Wow, that is stunning!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/15 03:02:43


Post by: cormadepanda


I am really impressed by your methodical colorong of shades of grey. Not sure if its 50 but when you hit the 50 model count thar will be exciting.



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/15 04:48:28


Post by: Yorkright


Excellent stuff Bebop.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/20 19:49:47


Post by: bebopdrums2424


thanks you guys appreciate the interest!

FINALLY i have finished the 10 man reiver squad holy effffff.....what a project. never again. im not much for army painting as is and this was labor intensive. happy to have finished it though!!!!



im not sure about this pic, i think it faded for some reason when i overwrote from gimp and then procreate...i may try again with a better upload and photo later. we shall see!!!

cheers guys
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/20 22:15:12


Post by: Lum


Amazing squad! When I first saw that camo pattern, I was put of, but it really grew on me. Nice touch with the company champion power sword on the sergeant! Brilliant painting, really.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/20 22:42:29


Post by: Gitsplitta


Beautiful looking squad Bebop. Outstanding work all-round.