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Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/20 22:56:57


Post by: San76


Great work mate. Love the storm talon. How do you make grey so interesting!?

Revivers look fantastic. Time for some Imperial Fists?

Also...want to recognise the quality photos. I know that’s not the objective here but they really are nice and clear, and glare free.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/21 00:24:57


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Reivers look aces dude. I know the feeling of finally finishing a project that took far too long but you did good here, you should be proud.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/22 09:45:18


Post by: Zambro


Crazy good, BB!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/22 23:33:05


Post by: Camkierhi


Unfortunately I think you know just how brilliant you are, don't you! They are stunning. Everything you touch is golden bud.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/24 23:42:11


Post by: Ruglud


What Cam said- beautiful work. That yellow is a joy to behold


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/03/25 20:38:28


Post by: Sigur


Usually I'M not a huge fan of painting the clear platic canopies (I also like cockpits too much to cover them up), but it goes really well with the strong cartoonish look on the space sharks here. Looks very mechwarrior.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/04 08:48:45


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey everybody! Thanks for all the interest again!
@Sigur: a rare delight...always a fan of your prolific work. Cheers
@cam: definitely don’t know anything except that painting always reminds me I don’t know nothin about nothin!!!
@San: it will be a long time before I have a desire to paint yellow again...and if I do it, I’m gonna Have to learn a different way of painting it. This way it was just too laborious.
@ inevitable faith: thanks man! I am definitely pleased with the final product and happy to mainly have just completed it to a standard that I’m not utterly disappointed with!

This next update combines a few finished projects, in regards to the space sharks. I finished the last 2 of 5 primaris intercessors, and two out of three of the inceptors. I also finished the primaries captain! This model was quite fun however this will probably be the last time I ever paint a head that is glued onto the model. Especially in this case It was a stupid move to glue it on before painting. Oh well, I made up for it by having some fun on the power fist! These models are really fun to paint and I’ve got it down to pretty
much a science now I could do the scheme on any model in the army. Progress! :-)

Cheers guys!













❤️


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/04 08:56:53


Post by: Camkierhi


All stunning bud, but the Captain is a masterpiece, just beautiful.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/04 10:45:45


Post by: San76


I agree! That power fist looks amazing


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/04 21:13:16


Post by: youwashock


All kinds of praise for the Captain.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/05 09:57:07


Post by: nerdfest09


They are some of the nicest Primaris *shudder* i've seen, makes me want to really go to town on something now so I can try some of your weathering chips and clean work! very inspirational Bebop,


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/06 07:08:42


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey guys thanks!! i see that i messed up and didnt put the front pic of the inceptors on the originalpost so heres that photo and and a better photo of the primaris captain
cheers <3





Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/07 16:27:07


Post by: Dr H


Nice job, BB. Looking excellent. Especially the captain.

That translucent white stripe on the fist really gives it a shiny look.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/12 16:24:38


Post by: bebopdrums2424


THanks Dr H i was definitely going for that!! Glad it registers

Finished up the last of the 3 inceptors from the know no fear box. I just gave up on that stupid ass lift and stuck a rod in. Ill redo all three bases like this so they are uniform but i cant be worried about the slightest knock about with these dudes so precariously perched on this plastic hand. Fk that. ALSO beginning WIP of the biggest project so far for this army. The crown Jewel. The Primaris Librarian. A super cool mini and not cheap. So im giving this one all the TLC. I could use some advice on how to tie him in....HIs armor is a richer blue nmm than the usual darker blue, ill still have all the aqua glows and bits which are represented on every model, but any thoughts on the grey? I might just have to leave it to the chapter insignia...the robes will be the same black that the other two character models are,





LIBRARIAN FOOT



cheers all <3

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/12 17:22:08


Post by: whalemusic360


Which head are you going to use? That might be a good spot to either do shark skin or grey armor.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/12 20:06:41


Post by: lipsdapips


That leg looks unbelievable! Lib is coming along really well. I'd be inclined to reserve the grey chapter colours for the shoulder and perhaps a knee? I personally don't advocate for straying too far from codex displays of where marine colours belong.

But that's just the way i'd do it! And by no means can I replicate paint work anywhere near your standard - so obviously at the end of the day the choice is yours! You have the mini in front of you, do what you think feels best.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/12 20:46:36


Post by: Gitsplitta


Stunning work on the leg!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/12 21:48:10


Post by: Knightley


Sometime you just have to admit your a leg man.... like I am today after seeing that.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/13 15:23:55


Post by: Dr H


Lovely work, BB.

From what I'm aware, librarians tend to only have the shoulder pad in the chapter colour. I'm not familiar enough with the model to know what else might be possible to colour beyond that.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/13 22:49:04


Post by: San76


Librarian is looking amazing from what I can see! I’m terms of tying him in, given the different finish on his armour, could you tie him in with grey cloth?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/17 06:04:38


Post by: bebopdrums2424


You guys thanks for the encouragement and the feedback!! Since everyone had such good input, i pretty much took everyones advice.

@whaley: Head choice, thanks to you, paintined to match my shark helmets. Opted out of unhelmeted version
@LDP/DrH: Shoulder pad (knee was too crucial to nmm to give up for chapter colors)
@San: when just shy of black for the robes to keep it more sharky.

@Gits and Knightley! Thanks fellas

OK so hes done. AND since i took a ton of pics i couldnt decide on a favorite angle so im just dumping them all here and in no particular order. Stoked to have my 3rd character painted up for the army!!












Cheers you guys....next up 10 intercessors.
- Bebop



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/17 07:56:48


Post by: nerdfest09


Well, let's see?........ O.k so i'm not painting blue ever again or rough grey to look like perfect cloth! that model is phenomenal and you have really highlighted every single aspect you've painted on him! just stunning mate well done!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/17 10:22:22


Post by: San76


Damn Bebop.... he looks amazing. You’ve really nailed that finish. I think colouring the helm in chapter colours was a great choice as well.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/17 12:22:19


Post by: whalemusic360


Came together very well. I think the black robes work well, and the shoulder and head are enough grey to really tie him in with the rest of the force.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/17 12:42:04


Post by: Gitsplitta


Beautiful work bebop. I love the way you handled the armor highlights and the horizontal strokes on the cloak. Very well done.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/17 17:39:08


Post by: Captain Brown


Great work bebopdrums2424.

Cheers,

CB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/17 17:52:06


Post by: Dr H


Yeah, lovely job.
Can't add more than that.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/19 16:35:36


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks you guys appreciate the encouragement! Next STOP: ive got 5 intercessors already built and primed. Im pretty sure i can at least fully paint those 5 and get the prerequisite 3 different paints (to count for "painted" in the slow grow) on the last 5 by the end of the month! Fingers crossed.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/19 18:05:14


Post by: whalemusic360


Do you have an event, or are you cheating on your own goals?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/04/19 21:05:03


Post by: youwashock


Beautiful work. That helmet looks absolutely fantastic, as does the robe.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/26 01:53:28


Post by: whalemusic360


I feel like we missed a model in here...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/26 02:09:13


Post by: bebopdrums2424


mannnn....you busted me!! Hey guys!! im sorry i havent been posting as much here! I have been painting quite a bit and its all been for this slow grow army that is almost over!! i have almost 2500 points of painted space sharks!! wow!! lol....i have so much that i havent yet shared, and i will in the coming days im sure, the most recent finished model though, is the apothecary, and ive posted it below, along with a smattering of pics from different units in the army so far. ALSO, ive painted a repulsor, which ill show later!Hope you guys are good!!<3

Bebop














alright guys!! whew thats it for today. Sorry for trying to sneak it by you whaley my laziness got the better of me lol




Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/26 02:37:58


Post by: Heretic Tom


Bebop, these are incredible. They're some of the cleanest, coolest minis I've ever seen. And that powerfist is a work of art.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/26 10:04:55


Post by: nerdfest09


You know I hate you right? but like in a good way. like that time I drank wine!? well, I hatelike you again except this time i've drunk Port! you'r bloody models just astound me! I wish I could be half as clean as you and produce such lovely effects when I paint ;-( every single model looks a+ 10/10 you do make me always want to push myself to take more time and paint like you but I can't, I just cannot do it captain, I dunna have the power! I'll just hope that not everyone jumps ship to watchy you produce plastic painted porn .

good painting my friend Chadlance, good painting.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/27 15:38:00


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Heretic Tom

Ahhh Damo, you crack me up, i could never steal the attention away from you no matter how well i paint, youre the king of dakka, and a damn fine painter yourself! And case in point, :: looks around :: .... crickets ..... (prime reason why ive become active on Insta in lieu of dakka)

Thanks for saying hi you two, ill recluse back into my hole now.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/27 16:39:07


Post by: whalemusic360


I mean, you know I mired over the new guys since I called you on it. But yeah, social media is sometimes easier then forums.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/27 21:06:08


Post by: Dr H


Lovely work. As glorious a white as the grey.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/28 00:10:57


Post by: lipsdapips


I endorse the forum feedback because comments and smaller communities like Dakka provide far more characteristic feedback on stuff even if its more infrequent than people liking photos. Christ, i'm only 21 and I feel like a venerable dreadnought speaking like this! Nevertheless, while insta is great for the quickfire dopamine hits from loads of likes and lots of followers, I truly appreciate the feedback from people on the forums; the criticism is constructive and the interest is passionate.
Sharks look slick as ever bebop, I do get to benefit from the joy of following you on two platforms now, so that's a good thing i'd kill for a 'uge army shot!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/28 18:55:38


Post by: bebopdrums2424


To be clear, the reason i post here is because of the human connection. My friends on dakka are a huge part of my growth as a painter. However, many are actually now on other forms of media which is a lot more immeadiate, especially when sharing WIP. As far as feedback, i find my insta account again to have much more access to painters in general, and its much easier to get feedback from people in specific. Especially from painters that just wont be in here for whatever reason. Either way, thanks for the perspective, and of course an army shot is on the way

cheers
bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/28 19:56:29


Post by: Master Azalle


Holy balls batman. Your Space Sharks are FANTASTIC!

How do you paint your eye lenses? they're great.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/29 10:44:12


Post by: Gitsplitta


They're all beautiful bebop, but I espescially love the apothecary because your expertise as a painter just jumps out from it. The gun detail is astounding. Thanks for posting.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/29 10:47:37


Post by: nerdfest09


 lipsdapips wrote:
I endorse the forum feedback because comments and smaller communities like Dakka provide far more characteristic feedback on stuff even if its more infrequent than people liking photos. Christ, i'm only 21 and I feel like a venerable dreadnought speaking like this! Nevertheless, while insta is great for the quickfire dopamine hits from loads of likes and lots of followers, I truly appreciate the feedback from people on the forums; the criticism is constructive and the interest is passionate.
Sharks look slick as ever bebop, I do get to benefit from the joy of following you on two platforms now, so that's a good thing i'd kill for a 'uge army shot!


Yep This is how I feel too about the forums, I have a much more close knit group who actively hang out to see what I (and others) paint and I feel it's much more honest than FB and I don't like Instagram so even though I'm a little absent due to a much busier work life at this point in time I always try and drop in to see what's been happening on the threads and it comforts me as I see familiar 'faces'

I do sometimes whack a pic on FB for opinion or if it is a wip to show others who collect the same army but my heart lies with Dakka


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/06/29 18:32:31


Post by: Big H


Fantastic work Bebop, you seem to have mastered the difficult to do " clean, but worn and chipped" which isn't all that common amongst painters !

Beautiful


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/07/05 20:41:00


Post by: Dr H


I much prefer posting here on DDakka, as well as reading (looking at pretty pictures) what others have done, than on FB.

I don't get anything more than a few "likes" and "good job" comments on my FB posts (even when I share them to multiple groups), whereas I get proper feedback on DD.

But then I only post finished pieces to my FB page, so it's not all that often for my 59 followers (still more regular updates than my 59 YT followers get They only get FO4 settlement walkthroughs).

My main problem with social media is that a post is only for that instant, after a couple of hours it may as well not exist, there's no going back over past posts, they've been buried by all the new posts.
It's no wonder all the pages I follow are constantly re-posting old things... maybe I should start doing that... It's just so... messy though.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/07/06 00:18:50


Post by: IceAngel


Wow. I love that Apothecary. You, by far, have my favorite Space Sharks. Great job on all of them. I need to figure out how you get that smooth white, its perfect!



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


Post by: Camkierhi




Oh come on, just too good dude.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/03 07:14:45


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Ice angel: thanks so much, glad you dig em!! The white is a bunch of different whites with varying amounts of blue grey in them
@ Dr H: I hear that for sure, this is my oldest hobby home so the roots go deep. FB I tend to avoid at all costs LOL....
@ Cam: thanks brotha!!
@ bIg H: thanks man, I guess so, I hadn’t really thought about it. I try to paint dirty but i guess it always looks clean lol

So big news I guess, the slow grow is over and I won the damn thing. Grand prize, 150$ store credit, not bad I’d say. The army is done but I’m having a friend photographer actually take some serious group shots of it, so I will be showing all that stuff here soon. And I promis 5o show is[t because there’s so much you guys haven’t seen from that army but I’ve got 2350 points fully painted But before that, I spent some of my winning $$ at the shop on shadespire and wanted to really push myself on this one. It’s already done but Here’s the first Orc in my gang<3











Anyways, cheers you guys! Hopefully in the next couple weeks I’ll have th efinished post of the whole space shark army!!
Happy painting
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/03 07:40:09


Post by: shasolenzabi


That dark armored Ork is truly amazing!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/03 11:48:35


Post by: Arakasi


Awesome work on that Orc.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/04 15:54:27


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Guys <3

Next update will be my full space sharks army

cheers


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/04 16:26:42


Post by: monkeytroll


Great work on that armour, really nice!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/05 19:57:56


Post by: insaniak


Fantastic armour work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/06 09:31:12


Post by: nerdfest09


I'm getting real sick of hating you! but when you keep raising the damn bar with gak like that, well i'll just suck it up and keep on hatin'


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/06 11:39:04


Post by: Gitsplitta


Can't wait!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/06 17:35:07


Post by: aku-chan


Very nice work on the Orc, particularly the obsidian bits!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/07 14:11:46


Post by: Dr H


Lovely paint job. Like the texture work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/09 03:39:11


Post by: Gomez


Absolutely out of sight. I love your Space Sharks, but I think that orc is technically far better. Really tight control on the NMM and the light/dark contrasts.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/09 04:14:07


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys<3
@ Gomez: thanks! The sharks were tabletop standard speedpainting, about 6 hours per model ( not the apothecary) the orc took about 50 hours to paint


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/09 04:17:45


Post by: Gomez


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
Thanks guys<3
@ Gomez: thanks! The sharks were tabletop standard speedpainting, about 6 hours per model ( not the apothecary) the orc took about 50 hours to paint

Doing the math around this makes my head hurt FYI. No wonder your stuff looks so much better than mine.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/23 05:57:12


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey guysssss!
Thought id share a bit of WIP on this Deredeo dread im painting for someone....for $$.....i guess you could call it a comission///(i hate that word)...but i wanted the challenge especially because he asked for seomthing out of my comfort zone....he wanted bright (which i could do), but grimy and grimdark (which doesnt come so easy to me)....soo.....i figured....fk it, this is a good time as any to try out oil washes and some FW weathering tips from the imperial armor master class books, which are just freaking gorgeous....anyways....im pretty far in with the model but heres where we are at now...ps it’s a resin knockoff from what I can tell and the mold is absolute dire crap. Really really bad....

as far as the base....i want to do a wet mud slosh, anybody with some links for inspiration as far as wet rainy warzone mud, link em! <3

heres dah pics!





cheers guys!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/23 10:46:01


Post by: nerdfest09


I think you've nailed it (donkey-cave) it looks amazing and the weathering is spot on (double donkey-cave) the chips on the helmet are awesome (bah there you go again!)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/23 15:38:12


Post by: bebopdrums2424


what is a donkey cave??


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/23 16:06:16


Post by: Das_Ubermike


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
what is a donkey cave??


It means butthole. Except the nastier, adult version of the word. I'm sure you can figure it out from there.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/23 16:08:38


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Das_Ubermike wrote:
 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
what is a donkey cave??


It means butthole. Except the nastier, adult version of the word. I'm sure you can figure it out from there.


im dying over here....damo......LMAO



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/24 10:39:56


Post by: nerdfest09


What can I say! you're the most wonderful Donkey-Caves I know :-)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/24 14:15:17


Post by: Big H


Oh wow, speechless


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/25 17:14:23


Post by: Gitsplitta


As usual, masterfully natural weathering/damage!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/25 17:53:04


Post by: Heretic Tom


 Gitsplitta wrote:
As usual, masterfully natural weathering/damage!
I can't agree more with Gits. Amazing work as usual.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/26 00:06:46


Post by: bebopdrums2424


heya guys, thanks! Glad you like it! Super interesting to fidget around with this stuff. First time ive used oil paints in my life, so, especially fun! Obviously so much to learn here but the below finished product im pleased with! Cheers you guys!




a few more angles
Spoiler:





next project is THE FINAL MARINE IN MY SPACE SHARK ARMY. omg. one hellblaster. once done, the realphotos start comin! after that some wierd 15mm alien soldiers.
Happy painting~
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/26 00:18:28


Post by: Camkierhi


Stunning. Excellent work sir. Positively charged, just looks so vibrant.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/26 03:07:27


Post by: whalemusic360


From a painting perspective he looks great! From a model perspective some weird choices. Not sure if you assembled it or it came that way, but the arms are upside down (making th ammo feeds backwards) and the missing missile pods look a bit strange.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/26 03:21:53


Post by: bebopdrums2424


THe model was built incorrectly when I got it. It was either this or the ammo box’s floating in mid air. This was the less offensive choice in my opinion, seeing as the boxes miraculously slotted properly upside down. My only guess is the client built it this way accidentally. Oh well


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/26 06:22:46


Post by: Red Harvest


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
Hey guysssss!
Thought id share a bit of WIP on this Deredeo dread im painting for someone....for $$.....i guess you could call it a comission///(i hate that word)
You're getting paid to paint? It's a commission. You've become a...gasp... * PRO PAINTER*

it turned out well, even with the inverted arms. Not that I would have known they were inverted.

Early congrats on the soon to be finish the space sharks. Feels really good to finish.

Now, this thing about oil paints... actual artists oils like from Grumbacher or W&N or etc.? What did you use for thinner?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/08/27 18:57:08


Post by: Minus


Hey Bebop !

Looks like you had a lot of fun with the weathering on this piece. That's my favorite part when I paint. Old rusty dirty teared down plates of metal, that's all I love painting.

Cheers.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/09/25 10:12:30


Post by: bebopdrums2424


YO MINUS!!!! wow great to hear from you man! Hope all is well, we certainly miss your gorgeous miniatures around here my friend!!! Hope you are well and i want to see some new stuff from you soon!

LOL red....i know right....weird...after its all said and done, i dont much care for painting comissions, but if the project is right and the $$ lol....then i could get into it....


Now....onto a project for ME. something ive wanted to paint for a long time. The new Van Saars...might as well be bulky plastic infinity models and they are a joy and revelation to paint. heres my progress on the first one...having gone back to heavy glazes for the green armor. Alot of clean up to do no worries i see it all ..



anyways...cheers you guys happy painting!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/09/25 12:29:23


Post by: whalemusic360


Nice. I love the new Van Saar models, and will happily ogle yours.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/09/25 14:15:54


Post by: Gitsplitta


Stunning work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/09/26 02:36:16


Post by: nerdfest09


Looking hatefully forward to these!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/09/26 14:58:51


Post by: aku-chan


That is some very snazzy green armour.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/09/26 18:21:46


Post by: Camkierhi


Please take this in the nicest possible way, and with true love and affection...........I HATE YOU!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/10/07 06:15:06


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Lol you guys im not tryin to make any enemies here!! i just likes putting paint on plastic!!
Speaking of which....what a segue....that project is DONE. And it took a freaking lot of time. So the armor was painted in glazes, and everything else opaques....ive included a little insta picture kinda illustrating the techniques behind it. The base it greys airbrushed...then i went in with brush edge highlights scratches and such then over that i went in with oil paints and brushes for stains and fgrimes and overall dirty cyber concrete. This model was really fun for me and kind of is a culmination of alot techniques im learning simultaneously. anyways cheers you guys hope you dig it....
behold...
Grim...Cyber....PUNK







taken as wipp with iphone cam so the colors are a little less saturated..






Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/10/08 02:15:44


Post by: Gitsplitta


Fantastic work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/10/08 15:40:42


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Gits


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/10/08 16:52:43


Post by: whalemusic360


That is some smexy green armor. Are you doing a whole gang, or just that one dude?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/10/09 20:01:14


Post by: Camkierhi


Really beautiful work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/10/10 19:56:21


Post by: Dr H


Good job, BB.
Nice to see the wip too.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/13 18:41:40


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey you guys! Whats good?! Just throwing up a quick WIP pic of my current mini, really pushing hard for techniques that are challenging to me! This model has been done so many times to the utmost stellar level so theres alot of inspiration to gather from google i def have been studying others versions of this...Kinda going a bit scratched and used nmm gold with a bit world of warcraft thrown in....obviously alot to do and the greys are mostly color blocking for test
hope you dig and all yall are doing well<3

Bebop



a little before and after...smoothing out the blend and increasing contrast to get a more lush plume



Cheers!!
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/14 14:33:49


Post by: Gitsplitta


Beautiful blends.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/19 20:07:25


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks a lot Gits!! I’m fascinated by the bush Ido stuff! Might have to get my hands on some of those minis to paint!!
Here’s another update moving along for those following along
Happy Painting everyone!!!

ii


Right on hope ya like !!
Cheers
bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/20 00:59:31


Post by: Gitsplitta


Wow bebop... you just continue to amaze me.

It's a fun game... and the figures are pretty cool too!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/21 16:50:26


Post by: Captain Brown


bebopdrums2424,

Very nice work on the Cyper Punk model.

Cheers,

CB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/22 00:54:50


Post by: beboppaints


Thanks Gits and CB! Appreciate it!

Gits yea im looking for more small core games to play and paint for. Im really itching to paint just singles and small squads at e moment, since i finished my space sharks army which...

BY the WAY, you guys....will be featured on the GW community website along with a essay i wrote about painting the army! It has a ton of pictures of things you all havent yet seen, INCLUDING an awesome army shot of everything. It was a special thing for me If i can ill post the photos that didt make the final cut from from the shoot to dakka because im not sure im allowed to post the same images going up on the gw site.

anyways!! thanks you guys for looking and saying hey

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/22 03:06:39


Post by: Gitsplitta


Congratulations bebop, that sounds awesome!

There are some really interesting models in the range... every faction has some really neat figures in it.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/22 07:52:01


Post by: Camkierhi


Congratulations Bebop, really well deserved and cannot wait to see your work truly immortalised.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/25 17:25:18


Post by: aku-chan


Wow! Now that's an amazing crystal blade!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/11/25 22:16:16


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Gits: checking it out! and thanks sir
@ Cam: thanks Cam! I always appreciate your community and encouragement!
@Aku: Thanks so much! <3 so much fun to paint!



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/01 17:22:33


Post by: Dr H


Lovely paintwork as always and congratulations on the showcase thing.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/21 20:31:52


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Dr H ! Not sure when it drops but im excited for it!

in the meantime i have finished my stormcast eternal, Severin Steelheart. Spent a bit o' time with this one, and as usual focused on painting things that make me uncomfortable or intimidate me! in this case, BRONZE nmm! yikes >_< ... and also a very dark flesh skin tone! With alot of purple and mint green in it! the head has seen some controversy, even boarding a little social insensitivities...either ways, I may revisit the head to push a few highlights up but I’m pleased enough with it and also a certain point one just needs to move on the base I wanted to look more desert sandstone so I clipped off all leaves and vines . Anyways I hope you like, definitely a fun challenge and as I said I’m not mad it

Happy painting,
Bebop











Cheers and have a great holiday!




Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/21 21:39:24


Post by: whalemusic360


Would play that dude in dnd. Looks amazing.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/21 22:05:32


Post by: IGtR=


That has to be the best rendition of that model I have seen. Your paintwork is just divine.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/22 06:45:59


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Watched this getting done on IG. Beautiful work, the colour blending is just superb.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/22 08:33:59


Post by: Camkierhi


Not bad I guess!!!!

Who am I kidding, excellent work, just beautiful.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/22 15:12:42


Post by: Dr H


Great job, BB.
Yeah, like the touch of reflection on the necklace links.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/22 18:41:29


Post by: Gomez


Holy , bebop - you just keep raising the bar... I think the most admirable things about your work (aside from the sheer level of talent/skill) is that (like you mentioned previously) you keep finding ways to challenge yourself and then turning those into things you excel at.

As to this guy in particular: I LOVE the monochromatic look of the armor and base with the brilliant blue/purple standing out against it. Really nice complement and contrast at the same time. Your NMM technique is also amazing - that's something I find particularly difficult and it's essentially flawless here IMO.

My one (minor) quibble would be that I feel like his face could maaaaaaybe use something - another level of highlight, some white in the eyes, etc. His face is nicely done but gets lost a just bit among the gold of his armor.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/23 00:32:19


Post by: Red Harvest


Very nicely done, Mr. B. Bop, nicely done indeed.

Now get to painting minis worthy of your skills.

Ah, the Bronze effect is very convincing. However... try an even stronger contrast on it, like what you've done with the sword. Practice and experiment first though. I think the effect would be dramatic in a good way.

It is very good as is. Don't let my C&C bring you down. I am an old curmudgeon these days.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/26 23:51:46


Post by: aku-chan


Fantastic! Simply an amazing paint job.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2018/12/30 05:14:21


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Aku : Thanks so much ! <3
@ Red Harvest: Thank you sir! No worries! i plan on experimenting and practicing more with more pronounced contrast! Always appreciate the 100% real critique its invaluable! Especially coming from you, a great painter.
@Gomez Thanks alot! I definitely try challenge myself with each mini! No Fear!!! Im studying your minis as im working on painting skin now and its very far from my comfort zone tbh, And i mean not, base coat, wash brown, then layer...i mean like you are doing it with purples and reds and all kinds of depth! Keep it up so i can learn too!
@Dr H: Ha, thanks man ! Im glad you noticed that was a fun little touch to do
@Cam: thanks dude!!
@Inevitable Faith: Thanks! Who are you on IG?? i like to know and make sure i follow my dakka buds, seems more personal on IG! or more immeadiate, which ever lol...(Ps if its a private thing you dont have to say! Just if you have a painting account there as well...)
@igTr Thanks alot !! Theres quite a few absolutely jaw dropping versions of this model which quite frankly i used three different versions as a guideline on how to paint certain parts. I learned alot studying them then trying to match it in a way but in my color scheme.
@Whale : Thanks man Id paint you some DnD figs :p


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/01/02 23:27:11


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


No problem dude, happy to have more followers to interact with! On IG I go by ivory_spider.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/01/03 20:08:53


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@Faith: Right on! I’ll follow you!!

Yo all, just dropping in to leave a few wip photos on the olllll blog a boo....
Working on a chaos cultist from the Shadespire box, painting these new plastics from GW, in general, is just really a pleasure.
The skin is mostly done in area that seem finished, lol, the neck area is early wip, mostly because i need to see how the head is going to fit before i go full gd on it only to have it be hidden completely...
Things I’m focusing on here are adding more colors for depth. Green an purple glazes and reds on the skin, even the sword has a lot going on in terms of glazes with purple teal and red...
Have a look








Happy New Years everyone May 2019 bring alllllll the hobby goodness<3
CHeers Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/01/03 20:19:14


Post by: whalemusic360


That dagger is looking great! the Khorn brand really stands out as well.

Going classic red on the armor, or something else?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/01/03 20:28:05


Post by: Camkierhi


The thumb of doooooom!

Really nice work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/01/03 22:58:41


Post by: Swaelg


Fantastic work all around.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/01/04 06:15:13


Post by: Red Harvest


An excellent start.

I tend to get that effect not on the back of my thumb, but rather on my thumbnail. (I use some paints with cadmium in them. I prefer to to get that on my skin.) I sometimes forget to wipe it all off. I get strange looks from people sometimes. It's to be expected with a thumbnail that looks like a Jackson Pollack painting.

 Camkierhi wrote:
The thumb of doooooom!

Really nice work.
Nice reference.


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


Post by: Dr H


Great work as always. looking nice.

...The mini's not bad either.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/01/16 22:01:15


Post by: Desubot


Well done man i wish i had the patience for nmm

Thumbs up



Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/09 17:17:21


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey hey you all just throwing up a quick wip of this current mini that is dragging on. Still quite a bit of clean up and work to do especially on the back but I’m nearing the end here on this fellow pretty happy about it so far! hope you dig and you guys are well!!! Cheers

Bebop




Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/10 01:13:25


Post by: Gitsplitta


Sweet work. Your WIP is better than my best man. Very inspiring!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/10 08:04:19


Post by: nerdfest09


You know what? I'm gonna go drink a bottle of wine and then come back and see what comes out of my typing.......... *mutter, grumble*..............*so bloody good*...............*gak*


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/11 01:35:51


Post by: whalemusic360


Good non traditional scheme. Very gladiatorial.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/16 14:43:40


Post by: Camkierhi


Magnificent. As said your WIP is beyond some of us mere mortals.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/18 17:16:32


Post by: Dr H


Yeah, lovely work.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/18 18:23:42


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey guys thanks for the postivity! I finished the mfer....he done. i couldnt be happier, LOL, i took a break on him and it was hard to come back and finish it. But i did it damn it, LOL...

CHEERS




Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/18 23:29:28


Post by: Big H


Hey bebop ! Awesome work mate, you paint models how i'd like to be able to paint !


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/19 10:08:54


Post by: nerdfest09


I, just, can't......... stunning work flawless blending and great colours! I hate you with every fibre of my being......well not EVERY fibre, I've got to leave a few to harness by hatred and loathing for Primaris.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/19 13:53:43


Post by: whalemusic360


So what's next on the ol' painting bench?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/02/21 02:00:24


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Nice! Really liking this one.
Can you give me a color recipe for that steel? I'd like to.....steel it from you....lol.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/05 01:48:22


Post by: IceAngel


Wow, absolutely stunning. Great job on that guy.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/07 10:26:17


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey you guys thanks so much for the encouragement. Glad you all like it, except Damo who seems to be driven to drinking, LOL,...me too bro me too....

SLAVE it’s basically a Wolf grey and a black, then a light blue grey added to that for highlights, plus white. Then a crap ton of glazes, of red, purple, blue and turqouise.

Well here’s a bit of an odd update. Ive decided to enter a kill team arena slow grow and I’ve got to get my army concept down. Most likely van saars counting as scions, but it’s mostly an excuse to field my favorite models in the GW line, the van saars. So i got to paint a solid 20 of them so it can be too crazy but here’s a my concept WIP table top quality van saar. Pretty happy with it but a lot of clean up needed especially on the gun, I’m going to reverse the chipping of the orange because i think its too much. Loses the structure of the orange pattern. A few other things, skin is mostly untouched,,,hands.....ALSO

Here’s some terrain i painted for my FLGS






And a the test van saar





I guess its a pretty cyber punky update
WELLLLL....

That’s all my friends!
Happy painting! Ill have an update on the van saar in the next few days

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/07 13:10:56


Post by: whalemusic360


Are you doing all your Van Saar differently, or is this version 2.0?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/07 13:50:44


Post by: Gitsplitta


Love that garage! So characterful.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/08 07:05:39


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ whale : no the first mini was just for fun to paint, but these will now be part of the kill team and this is just the first concert model. Though quite frankly I’m pretty pleased with the overall scheme so I’m going to move forward with it now that I’ve got it nailed down.

@ gits: Thanks man! No joke, it was super fun to paint! Incredibly relaxing and basically just a playground of throwing oil paint around. Plus I’ve wanted to do some cyber punk terrain for quite a long time, I have plans to do quite a lot more than just that one building.

Also hey! I finished the dude! Here he is! This was a pretty brisk paint for me, so not as smooth and a little dirty her and there, no prob I have to do approx 15 of em...they will look good en masse...






Right on, ill update with some wip of the next guy
Stay tuned

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/08 13:36:29


Post by: whalemusic360


Looks cool. Very Titanfall or Destiny colored, which seems to be what you are kind of looking for. Are they going to be counts as guard for KT?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/08 20:30:38


Post by: Camkierhi


Bugger, you are still bloody stunning.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/12 22:37:22


Post by: Dr H


Nice work. Good job on the terrain too.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/19 18:18:55


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey Hey!!! Whats up you guys Sooooo....

Ive entered another comp at my FLGS. This one is a kill team arena comp and as for the picture in the last post, that was my test model but the concept has grown and i want to share with you my current project, which is alot more RP comprehensive than my usual just paint for painting sake.

Meet, The "Green Bug Gang." Imagine the blending of a DC/Batman Returns-esque ridiculous themed gang. plus cyber punk, set in the higher tech hoods of Necromunda. "Hey Bub, We're the Green Bug gang and we're gonna STOMP YOU.....for the emperor?!!"

Rules wise, Its a counts as Gene Stealer Cult list that looks like this:

1 Leader with Power Pick, Bolt Pistol / VAN SAAR CONVERSION + WINGS
+ DRAGONFLY

6 Gunners / VAN SAAR WITH LAS RIFLE
+TICK
+ROACH
+PEST
+SKEETER
+ANT
+RICARDO

2 Webbers / VAN SAAR W/ "MELTA"
+SPIDER
+WIDOW

2 Aberrants / AMBOTS
+SIR-E
+ALEX-A

1 Genestealer / INFINTY-ESQUE SPIDERBOT CONVERSION
+BOB

Ive had a few snags wth the process already so kinks are being ironed out but ive got the test model which ill post again just for recap, but you now must imagine the gun as the grey as the gun on the WIP models below. Because of modeling snafoos i dont want to build after painting and to do the white gun the way i did it, i would have to do that. The work around is choosing a more forgiving color to work with so ive chosen a cool, techy, greyish blue that counters the "mesh" color as well as the lime grreen while still playing nice with orange stripes As you can see, the helmet antennae too, will be a feature on a number of models. That was done quite easily by snipping the tips off the braid that comes with the kit and gluing on the head. finicky but not as bad as metal infinity models ok?? Other than that, the models are painted to a high tabletop level, but i still ultimately, spirtually i am just pushing through and not everything is as exact and precise as i would paint if it was only one model. The process here is essentially the same as my space sharks. Airgun the model in its base, shade and mild zenithal hightlights, then do everything else by hand. Green line armor plates, edge highlight battle damage, mesh etc etc. Getting the armor color down in one go is a bit time consuming with the gun because i have to keep cleaning and waiting for a coat to dry etc, but its still faster and cuts out the most tedious part of army painting. I dont think i could paint that many models the same color any other way frankly. Not for me. Lastly, i plan on doing a cyber-y sewery backdrop for them to be presented and maybe even a custom PDF/Comic book of the counts as rules with their own fiction and art. Maybe ill get to that. I Want to.... Any ways heres a smattering of pics so can see where im at here. And remember, bub, Dont mess with the Green Bug Gang, or youll get STOMPED








ANYWAYS, thats more game than i usually post here! Hope you all dig the idea,
CHeers

BeBop




Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/19 20:01:33


Post by: Flinty


They make me cry for the state of my.own Van Saar. Absolutely amazing paint jobs.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/20 00:29:46


Post by: Arakasi


Very cool!
 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
2 Aberrants / AMBOTS
+SIR-E
+ALEX-A
I see what you did there


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/27 07:13:34


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks you guys!! So, mannnn, I kinda bowed out of the comp on account of actually hating working with the van saar models that have guns crossing the chest. Pieces kept breaking off and I swear I scrapped 3 models due to modeling issues. Too flimsy. Great scheme, great idea, fun to paint, but for now I’ve back burned the idea and will finish itt st my own pace

Instead I’m back to paint practice. This may or may not interest you, but primarily focusing on a technique called color sketching,, placing light and dark then fixing as you go. First pic illustrates the idea, the rest are where I’m at currently. Notice I. Painted the highlight wrong on the foot. In pic one and was redone in the following pics. The back you can see some areas that haven’t been finished or totally smooothed out yet, or fully highlighted or edge lighted. I’m especially unsure of his butt armor and may redo. ... mannnnalll this is on my IG but I don’t think m/any of you follow me there. (i saw someone with the same I’d. As dr H and thought it was him. It wasn’t... lol) anyway a heres pics!









Cheers you guys happy painting ,3


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/27 14:27:44


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's insanely good BeBop. Holy smokes!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/27 17:41:34


Post by: Dr H


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
... (i saw someone with the same I’d. As dr H and thought it was him. It wasn’t... lol) ...
What? You mean the GitS laughing man logo? Yeah, I've seen quite a few people using that about the place. That's why I've moved away from using it on my social media profiles. I've thought about transitioning over here on DDakka, but then you all won't recognise me.
I'm not on IG, just FB (with my "The Mini Details of Dr H" name badge) and Twitter (with my Princess Mononoke wolf) and YT (does still have the laughing man logo).

Good work, BB.
While not quite to my taste, you've done a top job on the technique.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/30 19:29:23


Post by: aku-chan


That is some super sweet NMM!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/30 20:51:14


Post by: Heretic Tom


Awesome! My wife said that technique is exactly like "contouring" in makeup

You guys should post links to your IG (mine is tommy.loves.cake), and consider posting on reddit @ r/minipainting and r/TerrainBuilding too!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/30 23:19:52


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys<3 Tom I’m @beboppaints on IG


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/31 12:45:25


Post by: IGtR=


Van Saar looking awesome. Everything you do is too good. It is amazing. I loove the green on the van saars - do you mind sharing a recipe?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/31 18:38:30


Post by: Red Harvest


A nice anodized aluminum effect. Very cool. Good strong contrast. The one tip that I recall is for the extreme white highlights. The sharper the line, the smoother the surface looks. You are fairly close on the butt plates.

I very much want to see how this one turns out.

Those Van Saars. Like Infinity figs who stuck around for second helpings at the dinner table... for several years. Some chubby boys, those guys I like the painting.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/03/31 18:40:13


Post by: bebopdrums2424


IGTR

i! its an airbrushed coat of GW Moot Green. Then from underneath upwardsi airbrush a coat of Warpstone Green. Then i airbrush directly from above in halo, zenithal, a highlight of MootGreen + Dorn Yellow. Thats the base coat and everything elese is done by hand. . Then i line all armor plates etc with Sotek Green / Black / Water. THen edge hightlight with the Moot/Dorn Mix but add more and more white as i go. The airbrush i use is a 20$ Piece of crap from a hardware store, basically a glorified air gun.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/04/13 02:25:03


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Heres an update of the marine ya'll! Dakkafam!! I left the nmm of the shoulder pad till after i did the freehand. Will do that soon and also very happy with its progress. some touch up and smoothing needed on the arm and hand, the body is finished mostly.



Hope ya dig!! And i hope my dakkafam friends are doing well!!
Cheers

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/04/13 05:11:36


Post by: Heretic Tom


He is looking incredible. I think you need to consider putting this guy in some competitions or something. This is seriously next level, even for you.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/04/13 13:07:53


Post by: Gitsplitta


Holy crap Bebop! That's some A-grade painting right there! Wow...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/04/13 14:23:41


Post by: sockwithaticket


Very, very impressive so far, particularly the shoulder freehand.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/04/13 16:16:01


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Frankly ridiculous. I cannot even comprehend the concentration, discipline, time and skills needed to paint a miniature to a level a tenth as good as that. The freehand on the pauldron just takes the cake as well. I hope it inspires a lot of people.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/04/14 17:15:05


Post by: Red Harvest


Yep. Fan-frickin'-tastic. It inspires me to try and paint some of my Pan-Oceania minis like that.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/04/15 16:53:13


Post by: Dr H


Top work on that freehand.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/20 16:59:49


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey guys thanks!! I hope everyone is doing well in hobby land and otherwise!<3

well ive finished the space marine and here he is...









also started this project and almost done with him. I wanted to do something drastically different in style and content to the space marine and i was inspired by very de saturated color pallete of giger. so i went with that head first! Hes a bit of a palette cleanser and a slightly brisker paint than the spacemarine as im not as worried about cleanliness as it is nurgle afterall, and ill add a little more to the base when i finish adding the last bits to the model...








Thanks for looking you guys, happy painting!!<3

Bebop




Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/20 18:16:51


Post by: Camkierhi


That space marine is just ridiculously good. Not fair dude, too much. The chrome on the backpack is beyond beautiful.

Nurgle thingy is awesome too.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/20 18:22:14


Post by: whalemusic360


Smurf looks like hes about to square up with a Carnifex or something. NMM paint style is always a little mind bending, and yours is very nice. I expect no less at this point.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/20 19:17:02


Post by: Theophony


The free bank on the scrollwork is astonishing .

Marine looks great as well, you can hardly tell he’s pooping in his armor right then . The extreme NMM is amazing.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/21 00:39:59


Post by: Gitsplitta


Yeah thats... stunning!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/22 13:23:14


Post by: Boss Salvage


Love the desaturated Scrivenger, pretty much the look I'm going for with my Khorne daemons. Is that really just white base + washes?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/22 17:24:34


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks everyone!

Boss: Its VMC Light Blue Green basically washed over a grisaille undercoat. Or zenithal priming in the mini painting circles...white sprayed downwards from above over black. Creates a shadowed preshade. Then i wash over that with really thinned VMC light green blue....then i start glazing that with yellows, pinks, purples and blues...black glazes for enhancing shadowed or diseased areas... Then i mixed in VMC Ivory to the VMC Light green blue and pointed or did lines for texture to highlight certain areas...adding a touch of the home glaze color to it if im over a pink area etc etc....

all that to say,,,IT IS just glazing....and it isnt lol....


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/22 17:52:00


Post by: Boss Salvage


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
all that to say,,,IT IS just glazing....and it isnt lol....
*whistles* Thanks for the rundown! I'll see how much of that I can dumb down and do myself. And you know, he is a bit more sea foam green than white, looking again.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/23 06:17:01


Post by: nerdfest09


Awesome Bebop! that level of work on the marine is extraordinary and just showcases your skills perfectly! I really like that Nurgle though, it's the kinda left of centre thinking I really enjoy, and it looks pallid and soft which is just nasty.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/25 17:32:59


Post by: aku-chan


Love those really pale opally gems on the Nurgle guy.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/25 17:56:02


Post by: Theophony


 nerdfest09 wrote:
Awesome Bebop! that level of work on the marine is extraordinary and just showcases your skills perfectly! I really like that Nurgle though, it's the kinda left of centre thinking I really enjoy, and it looks pallid and soft which is just nasty.


Yes, a too sick to go out and get some sunshine pale look.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/26 00:25:04


Post by: Heretic Tom


Amazing work Bebop!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/05/29 13:42:53


Post by: Dr H


Good work.
Liking the look of the Nurgle chap. I am a Giger fan after all.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/05 08:31:52


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks a lot you guys glad you like the last project. It was so much fun to paint! Onwards and hopefully upwards but ya never know....

My next project (I did finish the spoil pox and posted pics to the Showcse section if you want to see it https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/776017.page), is a salvage job for a friend in trade for a lot of FW and space marine stuff, shadow spear/...it’s a tau riptide that was realllllly badly done, I painted directly over it. This is mid wip with a lot left to do....but super fun to paint a tau model this big....



Hope ya dig it....cheers all<3
Happy painting,
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/05 19:16:25


Post by: Gitsplitta


Lovely... lovely as usual.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/06 06:19:02


Post by: nerdfest09


Well, i'll go sell my Tau now. Cheers Bebop :-)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/06 08:42:23


Post by: Heretic Tom


Masterful. The weathering is beautifully done, I'm sure your friend will be more than thrilled.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/06 12:18:45


Post by: whalemusic360


That's a lovely scheme. Weathering is just right on it too. I was confused how it was WIP til I saw the legs.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/06 14:29:17


Post by: warboss


Great work on that riptide. I love how it looks both tau'y new off the showroom floor and weathered on the battlefield at the same time.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/06 14:51:59


Post by: fresus


Great works. The blends on the blue are really nice. Would you mind sharing your recipe?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/16 22:01:05


Post by: Dr H


Nice job, good weathering.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/17 19:25:41


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey guys thanks ALL for the interest!

I finished the Tau Riptide!!! yahooo. super fun. but now i want to do one that isnt a salvage job, go super hard and paint it before its built!! Please excuse the somewhat hasty photoshop skills....











My next real project is another Mantis Marine. the 2019 version. I dont know if you all remember the last one i did, this will be a different style. Like the ultramarine:



ALso, i posted this to the showcase but heres a bit about the contrast paints. got a chance to mess with them:



also had a chance to test out the contrast paints:
.im sure everyone has had their eye on whats going on with contrast paints, either with disgust or love. Ive seen alot of angles on them, and ive seen some absolutely amazeballs works done using them to some degree. Follow @daemonrich if you want your mind blown at what these paints can do in the right hands. Well, im not super into army painting and my test with them was to see how fast i could a single mini, and how bad it would look if i just went hard, sLoppy, no corrections, edge highlights all fat and etc etc, the whole 9, my ONLY goal, was speed.

The verdict: You decide? But this model took me 3 hours from start to finish: including priming. In fact, the paint drying (takes a little longer i think...like a heavy wash) is something that actually slows you down. Each color, except the brown i found to be a little weird to work with and its a bit of a mix of colors, is one coat heavy applied. i mean globbed the heck on. barely moved any pooling (again speed). Black, one coat. Yellow, one coat. Grey. one coat. Green. One coat. Then i just started doing some fast hightlights on top of it. And painted any details like eyes and shoulder pad etc etc normally. The time saved was pretty great and is it worth the quality lost? Personally, i think so. I dont enjoy the game as much when im precious with my models and i actually did one more right aftwards that day and i cant remember the last time i could do two models in one day and be cool with it. Its certainly not for everyone and it by no means replaces hard core brush techniques, but its damn fast and looks cool. I do have to say,,,,if you use an airbrush...im not sure how much time is saved tbh, but its a much different look obvi and in this case...i like it....

One thing to observe for those interested, on the bottom of the shark shoulder pad, i wanted to see if i would use a darker color to shade the model, so i tried a coat on top of the yellow, of the orange....as you can see its extremely bright and did not look good so i didnt proceed to do that. It seems that one coat of the stuff works well enough and provides enough contrast to work with without needing anything else. Maybe thinning it dramatically and using glazes with it...i havent experimented that far, but im of course interested....

AnYWAYS enough blab heres the poor SOB who will die to someones meta net list:







Cheers!! ID LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL COME UP WITH FOR CP!!!???


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/17 19:50:50


Post by: Paradigm


Wow, that's stupidly impressive for only a few hours' work, one of the best endorsements for Contrast I've yet to see. Were the black stripes also done with Contrast? If they were, did you have any trouble keeping the lines neat or maintaining opacity over a much lighter base colour?


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/17 20:28:21


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks Paradigm....no the camo black was painted on with a brush, but its really random, i just kinda smash the brush when i want the camo line thicker, then i go in another direction with it. the only worry is to not do too much of it. Either way, that step is alot faster than maybe it appears. The contrast paints are like washes, you couldnt do that with them without having to do many many layers i would think.....


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/17 21:21:01


Post by: Paradigm


Thanks for clarifying, I suspected they were regular paints for exactly that reason, but I just thought I'd double check as I've not yet seen Contrast first hand.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/18 22:06:49


Post by: Dr H


Top job on the riptide. Great restoration.

Good work with the new paints. I've certainly seen a few good results with them. Time will tell if the average gamer likes them and produces as good a result.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/19 09:30:41


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Gorgeous stuff in this thread and it's great to see another great looking paint job using contrast. I need to crack on and get a few experiments done with my own minis.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/19 09:47:59


Post by: LavuranGuard


Fantastic paint there, especially as it the dreaded yellow.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/23 19:46:35


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks for all the interest you guys<3 it was a fun project....I also did 3 more badab Sharks I’ll post after the pic of my current project, MANTIS WARRIOR 2019!!!! Remember mantis warrior 2015?? I feel I’ve gained some exp with NMM and since my shiny ultramarine, I’ve decided to practice other colors and the marine is such a great template to work on with such obvious shapes. The first one is bright green. Since I’m a little more confident with the technique, I’ve added the extra step of scratch’s and chipping/battle damage....there’s still a bit to fix/smooth/complete in various areas of the legs before I move to the torso/belt. Hope you like the progress....



Cheers you guys
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/24 06:05:26


Post by: Red Harvest


Mad Skillz, Bebop.

Now paint a few Infinity figs that way.

I am serious. There are a few Heavy Infantry models and TAGs that would look superb with that colored NMM effect. use your new found powers for good...


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/24 09:08:25


Post by: nerdfest09


Best Green ever!!! simply put mate that's perfect!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/06/25 16:06:19


Post by: Heretic Tom


That weathering looks great, what color are you using for the dark color under the heaviest chips? I love the effect on the..idk what to call it.. belt buckle?

That green really lends itself to this technique, I think I like it even more than the blue.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/01 18:35:15


Post by: Gitsplitta


Thanks for the demo bebop, haven't taken the plunge yet... but it looks worth a try.

Lovely Tau model. Nicely done.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/01 19:34:09


Post by: Theophony


Insane , sooo smooth.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/01 22:18:43


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Annnnnd that's where I want to get my greens to at some point, stunning stuff!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/11 04:29:21


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks you guys!! Glad you dig it. Well here’s another quick update of what’s going on with the mantis warrior! I’ll upload a couple other angles later but for now this will do I still need to finish the other side of the head really...a lot of wip and tiny clean ups as I move around and forward...

Hope you like the progress
Bb








Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/11 18:49:56


Post by: Captain Brown


Brilliant greens there bebopdrums2424.

Cheers,

CB


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/11 19:07:41


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


That is some fine painting right there


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/13 06:31:02


Post by: nerdfest09


I absolutely love your work now! you are producing work that I cannot comprehend and is amongst the finest examples of miniature painting that I could ever find on the internet, well done Chadlance.... well done :-)


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/13 16:30:51


Post by: aku-chan


So shiny!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/15 14:28:45


Post by: Ramos Asura


Exquisite!!

Bebop, you're a master- Hope to get my stuff up to this level someday


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/07/25 14:46:15


Post by: Dr H


Nice work, BB.

I like that painted-on purity seal / stripe.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/08/10 17:33:41


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey yall! Thanks for the input and positivity! Really happy with this project as it moves to the final stages. Just the base and a very few little touchups!! Probably mostly things no one will notice but me, ha, but hey thats the way right?? Anyways, heres the finals WIP pics before i post the whole finished project with the base

Here he is almost done! 100 hours in....>_<







cheers hope yall dig it!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/08/11 01:00:39


Post by: Theophony


Holy .

No other words fit.


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/08/12 03:46:32


Post by: JustALittleOrkish


Woah! We can definitely see the results of the effort you put in, 100 hours is mind blowing!


Bebop Paints:: 8/10 Mantis Warrior 2019 almost finished @ 2019/08/12 03:52:37


Post by: Argive


Man I don't think I've put in 100 hours into my army thus far... dawg you are a paragon of dedication to the craft!