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Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/12 04:26:34


Post by: bebops


Wow that's some group you got there love the banners ... awesome !!! also like how you have added the huge jungle foliage as well

Cheers


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/12 04:30:54


Post by: Rogue Wolves


omg 2 BEBOPS?!?!?!?!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/12 06:15:54


Post by: Hmelrose


Those are looking great!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/12 06:17:38


Post by: Aboucher


Wow these look really good bebop once again good job.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/12 12:33:11


Post by: Farty Wiffmas


I love the group so far, keep up the good work!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/13 22:54:03


Post by: Viktor von Domm


welll the new guy certainly wont bring me to say any brutal stuff^^ he looks very good... though with a masked face like that i couldn´t be brought even with a gun poining to me that he looks loveley^^ but i do like the refecltions on his helme(visor) and the conversion as such is wonderful! also the whole mini i really like and it prooves yet again that you fail at a painting that is suited for a horde army... you are a fully character painter and you will stay that way... for me it looks like you can´t gear down^^


vik


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/13 23:32:56


Post by: fatty


well bebop it looks like you'll have to paint a grey knight army. you know low model count high quality painting. but Herr von Domm is right


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/13 23:43:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


aye!!! i always thought of myself as misunderstood in my living years... but alas it seems some know of my wisdoms^^

thanks fatty^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/14 00:09:03


Post by: Briancj


I'll think happy thoughts for your medical issues, compadre. Hopefully, your doctor can help you out.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/14 03:03:33


Post by: Antman677


cool! freehand is def one of your strengths kevin! id like to see you do more banners and stuff (:


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/14 19:18:05


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Briancj wrote:I'll think happy thoughts for your medical issues, compadre. Hopefully, your doctor can help you out.


thanks alot brian! I think that some lifestyle changes and finally taking action will really help. Because music is my bread and butter, and another art form i hold very dear, it takes precedence over mini painting. But in time ill be back to full strength and hopefully can continue to grow as a painter

Thanks for all the kind words friends about the current progress. To me, im not quite happy with the last guy, compositionally, hes kinda all over the place, but really, he'll be one of quite a large number so its not such a big deal. Especially with the iphone cam, everything is REALLY under the microscope! Fatty, you and antman should hang out! Hes been tellin me to do a grey knight army for the l;ast two weeks hehe! Also check out his work, hes quite an amazing painter and one of the guys at the local shop who inspires me to paint better and better.

And ant! I have a really cool idea for the banner for this regiment. Either some kind of jungle/hawaiian sunset that turns into a genestealer face in the sky with glowing eyes. Or perhaps some crop circle type icons...either way ill see what happens Depending on my strength, more or less updates coming soon.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/14 19:27:08


Post by: Antman677


thanks for the compliment! yea i totally second the iphone cam sentiments. its actually a really great tool to pick out subtle blending mistakes and the like...

oh no no! not saying that you should build a grey knights army...i was saying you should convert and build up your genestealer cult army and since that army doesnt exist you can use it to play as a grey knights army (or whatever other army you feel like playing). which would fit well imho since genestealers and nids have a lot of psychic stuff going on as well. youd just have to keep in mind which weapons and models from your genestealer cult army represents what grey knight stuff. just an idea


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/14 22:44:50


Post by: fatty


I myself was thinking of a dark emissary army. basically jut a grey knights army but with chaos models. why shouldn't the bad guy's have a special army?

genestealer cults are a part of imperial planets right? so most people use the IG codex.

I don't see a direkt connection with the grey knight unless you make a sort of count as ...whats the name of that hamer inquisitor dude... corteaz. so you have a hence men army. then you can give your genestealer cultist a monkey

My opinion a no no on the grey knights. maybe if you want something different from the rest.

chaos space marines..... then your brood lord can be a greater deamon (your cultist summon him size is off but fluff is on), the cultist as summond deamons, and some other cultist in power armour as your standard guys. or maybe the just normal marines as i believe one stage of evolution within the cult was normal people.

just my two cents like always Bebops


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/14 22:54:28


Post by: Antman677


yea i was thinking a counts-as army...allows some interesting conversion options...

i imagine...having catachans as reg power armored GKs, and making mutated/nidified orgyns as termies, a hulking APC with gun platform as a counts as land raider rusted by years of exposure to jungle humidity...

im sure similar awesome ideas can be thought of from the chaos codex...and plus i think the cult dexs should be coming out soon?

my 2 cents on fatty's 2 cents


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/14 22:58:29


Post by: fatty


does that make it 4 cents?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/20 12:30:24


Post by: Roy Langa


Loving your purple skin and speckling effects. Looks very natural (or at least as natural as purple skin can be).


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/21 06:07:10


Post by: Rogue Wolves


fatty wrote:does that make it 4 cents?
well if it would be 2 cents on 2 cents it would be 2-2 or 1-1 so i would say his 1 cents... possibly


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/24 22:36:07


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hi guys happy thankgsgiving.!!! Thanks everyone for nice comments while i was gone! Ive a mini update today. Nothing crazy, but a very rough preliminary WIP of the beginnings of my secret santa mini. SO. If you are from aero hobbies. STOP NOW. and leave lol. Anyways, my first attempt at a mini of this species really. SO much touch up needs to be done. My techniques are a little rough from the break ive had from painting so the start is a little slow. Also, what didnt show up so clearly in photos is the transparent thigh belt. His saash and bandoleer willalso be painted clear. Anyways...just an update to let you knw im still alive. apologies for the not so great mini im displaying. But hopefully ill get it up to par. Hope you guys are good!


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Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/24 23:00:06


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ah... eldar finally^^ from what i can see...looks very good...but you are the humble one soo...^^

and it is a good thing for you to show up...^^ was worried^^

happy thanksgiing to ye too!^^

vik


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/25 04:05:11


Post by: Rogue Wolves


damn, you've been gone so long i forgot how AMAZINGLY you paint, not really though i always knew


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/25 15:47:32


Post by: Capitansolstice


lovely bebop, just lovely!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/25 18:54:15


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hey all thanks for the kind words! Im lame for not having much more to say than that today lol! Still so much clean up to do, this mini looks better in person...but the iphone cam never lies. left foot needs alot of work, more glazes and the final sharp highlights will be added next.





Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/25 21:53:17


Post by: fatty


well i have nothing more to say today then stunning. but that could be the concussion talking


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/11/29 05:26:46


Post by: Hmelrose


Bebop! Your work is as always amazing! How do you get them so shiny?! I don't think my skills will ever match up to yours sir.

I'm still part of the AeroBoyz even though I'm far away now, I hate that I'm missing out on the white elephant gift event at Aero, having a model painted by the level of excellent talent at that shop would be epic.

Hope your Thanksgiving was great! Tell everyone at the shop I say Hi!



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/04 21:59:46


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey everybody!!!! Gah im such a terrible blogger:( I apologize for my sudden drop in activity here, ive been focusing mainly on healing myself, and what not. Painting only when i can:( However i am making some progress on a model which im becoming increasingly happy with Ive attempted a somewhat successful transperency affect on his strappings, and a very novice first attempt at painting crystal swords. LOL, while it does look cool, i dont think its quite accurate. Ill have to fix it maybe...also, began very base basecoats on his face, which is a victim of a bit of details which are quite hard to see, so it tough. Anyways, this is my continued update to prince yriel. c and c definately appreciated. Hope all you guys are doing great!!!
bebop







Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/04 22:20:00


Post by: fatty


right foot looks weird. Holly cows in India, Bebob your standard of painting is so high that this amazing piece doesn't impress me that much..... now i know what it must feel like to be a noise marine


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/04 22:35:51


Post by: storag


Ohoho... I haven't looked here for some time and.. goood, veeery goood
And purple.. purple... did I said It's fantastic?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/04 22:41:13


Post by: Tortured-Robot


Thats some nice blending, cant wait to see more cult too!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/04 23:28:39


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys!
@ Fatty...do you mean his actual right foot, or thte right foot in the pic? If you mean the latter, his left, i agree...i still haev yet to blend the deep shadow shading into the reflective highlight of the top of his foot. if you mean his actual right foot, what about it looks off? And for the rest of your comment..??...lol...do you like it or hate it i cant tel!l
@ Storag, thanks sir, i think you and i have a fondness for purple maybe.
@ Tortured, welcome sir and thanks Your blog is fantastic!! Such character ill post over there as well

bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 02:39:55


Post by: Rogue Wolves


yaay your back and look what you brought with you! the purple on him looks excelent!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 10:28:39


Post by: lipsdapips


Some of if not THE BEST blending i've ever seen. Great work matey!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 11:51:26


Post by: Viktor von Domm


great! finally a some sign of life!
and it looks very good! that sword is something i haven´t seen at all done that way! very cool and original! what totally hits me like an avalanche is the gems...simply beautiful!


by the way... i hope you get better soon !


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 17:24:28


Post by: fatty


yeah i maned his right foot in the pic so his left foot in real model. the rest of my comment is just me rambling because of drugs (you know the kind the doctor gives not the creapy guy on the corner drugs)


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 18:36:02


Post by: RSJake


I really like the power weapon! it looks kind of like it is pulsing with power!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 19:30:14


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks for the kind words guys! Vik thanks for the healing blessings my friend! I sure hope to beat this, its such a drag to see your guys' inspiring work and not be able to join in the fun! But at least for the moment im making more progress. This mini is simply kicking my . Theres just SO MUCH detail!! Its a blast though, and here is todays WIP, the near finished face. Damn that face is freaking tiny, my iphone is almost maxed out in this pic. Not sure about the red power eye. But i think its fine for now
PS! The blue areas around his face are not yet highlighted...

da FACE!



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 19:56:50


Post by: ishkatar


Oh my... I have no words to describe my jealousy! You got a steady hand, good sir! Though not so surprising for a drummer, I believe... Still, amazingly amazing!
As for the red eye, it's kinda a nice addition to the overall color scheme. What about OSL or lens effect on this one?

And get well soon!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 20:20:38


Post by: fatty


the eye looks off. it's the color why not try the same purple as the armour? that way you still use the same color's but thats my 2 cents


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/05 20:25:29


Post by: bebopdrums2424


fatty wrote:the eye looks off. it's the color why not try the same purple as the armour? that way you still use the same color's but thats my 2 cents


lol fatty. im not fixing the eye. firstly, you can only see one so theres no reason why he cant be looking in another direction, secondly, that pic is probably 300% bigger than normal, you almost cant even SEE it in person, to fix it would go unnoticed and risk further ruining the face. But i always appreciate your 2 cents my friend
Though, in your defence, if that is the general concensus, i will attempt to fix it. =_=


Automatically Appended Next Post:
actually i think i just realized, you meant the bionic eye. LOL. ...sorry...yeah, im not too in love with red either....we shall see as the mini gets closer to completion. Itll be easy to swap out for another color.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/06 10:35:22


Post by: Viktor von Domm


the face looks very cool now... does he have a scar beneath his human eye? cool if so^^

about the bionic eye and the facearmor...reminds me of cable form x-force...


which i think gives him a real bad attitude^^

one thing so...probably storming open doors here...the air is hopefully not done yet... but i like the general dirsiction your going for...grey is a good choice...!


and i still hope you have nothing too worring? get better soon mate!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/06 19:06:17


Post by: bebopdrums2424


sUP STEINGASS!!!! LOL BEEN TOO LONG MATE The artillery piece you are working on is sickkk!! Vik, the hair will be grey yes, light grey to white ish its only base coated and a few black glazes in crevices .... more coming soon fellas


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/06 22:03:29


Post by: fatty


well Bebob i caught the IG virus and started paintiing my own knight world guy's (again) updates coming soon in my own blog (sorry for the advertisement )

i am looking forward to your grey/white hair i always find white to be a tricky color to get right


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/06 22:15:38


Post by: dsteingass


Sup Bebop, I dusted off and tuned up my acoustic the other day, still works, except my calluses went soft


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/06 22:57:36


Post by: Viktor von Domm


didn´t expect any less than basecoat by that^^ and it sounds like a cool hairdo later on then^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/09 20:56:28


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Right on Steingass! Get back in the mix! Gotta get those chops back

-Ive made a bit more progress on the head here. Hair is pertty much done, theres this wierd sculpt thing happening at the end of the top knot where its got a line of white. I tried every possible freakin way to even the line of shade to no avail. I figure it is what it is...over all i like the hair. The hair tie thing i was going to repaint blue, but i decided to leave it the purple tinted bronze ive been painting this whole time. Ive started on the left arm. Base coat and shadow shade for the carapace pieces. The under mesh a shimmery blue again. Shade smoothing needs to be done on the blue before i start the highlighted half of the plates. Also, can anyone tell me what those damn armored sails are sticking off his left arm? What am i supposed to paint it like? Gems? Bone? some Powersword type effect?
Thanks guys






hope you like
bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/09 21:11:24


Post by: lipsdapips


How you can blend this well on a small scale, it's tremendous!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/09 21:18:02


Post by: Viktor von Domm


what do you mean by sails...are you talking about the shoulderpads...well...


as for the hair...exactly like i pictured it in my head! classy look!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/09 21:23:08


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ LDP ... thanks man Its just practice, patience, expirementation, REALLY sharp good brushes and THIN paint lol
@ Vik...You cant see em, they are behind his arm.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/09 21:39:24


Post by: Viktor von Domm


er...what mini is he... i could google then and see for myself...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/09 22:39:26


Post by: fatty


Fatty with the awnser it's a force field projector thingy. i give's him a invulnerable save in game so maybe you can paint it like the blade or blue as the arm is purple.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 20:10:29


Post by: bebopdrums2424


thanks fatty for the info! With that bit of fluff in mind, i decided to try an attempt at painting chrome. This ing arm is probably the most frustrating thing ive ever painted. I hurried a color choice and painting the etchings around the gems the purple bronze. it looked awful, cluttered etc etc. So i repainted it the color of the armor its on. it needs to be seriously touxhed up, i added a few nicks prematurely that will be refined. the chrome effct i think came out not bad for my first attempt at it. here it is...

the front side needing work


also these tiny green gems are kicking my butt.
c and c welcomed

bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 20:36:44


Post by: Viktor von Domm


mate! i would like to see a less zoomed version... the current pics show such a close view that the hard work is a bit lost on the chrome effect... i tried to see it a bit farer away and i think it is a cool new addition to your works! also i see that the arm is quite not done yet...sorry mate^^ i just had to say that... there is something odd going on on the biceps...but speaking again on the sials...i really like the idea of the chrome...that is much better than anything you came up earlier for those!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 21:45:23


Post by: fatty


I am with Vik. due to the close up I noticed the blending is a little bit off on the chrome bit. but awesome idea and it looks nice (from a distance)


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 22:39:09


Post by: Capitansolstice


The chrome= Great idea


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:05:00


Post by: RSJake


The chrome does really look good, I would suggest not making it scratched though.
And just remember that chrome is basically a distorted mirror, so whatever landscape the model is supposed to be on, that is what should be reflected.
But seriously, awesome job on the NMM!




Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:12:27


Post by: Rogue Wolves


honestly i dont think it looks THAT shiney, but i really love how it came out anyway


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:19:15


Post by: bebopdrums2424


you guys are all correct! Gah thanks so much for the tips.
@ Fatty, i love that things that dont bother me, bother you. always good to hear another opinion.
@ Vik always the honesty my friend thank you
@ RS, totally agreed, i was hoping the white slashes would make it looks glassier but it actually looks like scratches >_< . Again, this is my first attempt at the chrome.
@ RW I think a step up in white highlights and back shade will increase the Reflective look

Also, i should note, that what blending you are seeing is W/O glazes bwing added. i dont think i emphasize how much i glaze, but the rest of the models carapace armor has recieved maybe 7-10 glazes of watered down leviathan purple. With some smoothing touch ups and the glazing process, we should be right on track. However, upon second thoughts, the designs encircling the gems, sigh, believe it or not, may be repainted back to the purplish bronze. its my least favorite part of the model so far


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:28:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i hope we are not talking about those beautifuly done gems on the breast...i think i then should look for a ticket to the states to wash your head!!!^^ and for my own endeavors i take an honest criticism always than a lied praise...^^ i prefer the learning methode by pain... a litle sting around my ear is better ^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:33:25


Post by: Rogue Wolves


you know what i think it is that dosent make it look reflective to me, is that you painted it in layers going from dark to bright like you normaly would, so there isnt that large of a contrast as if you had white on dark blue or black to look like a shine


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:37:54


Post by: RSJake


I think you may have said earlier that it was your first NMM, but I don't think it sank in....your FIRST try at NMM?!?!?!

Yeah, the white slashes do look like scratches, I think making it chrome will give it all the glossiness it needs.

What you have so far would make my attempts look like a child's! No, scratch that your work makes my painting look like a child took their fingerpainted art, and put it in a blender, then smeared THAT on a wall, then hit it with a brick, just for good measure!

To say I envy your work is an uderstatement! Keep up the excellent work!

And yeah, what El Vic said! Just so you don't get a big Ego from my praise, I should say that the tip of his nose is, I think, too shiney.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:44:01


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Rogue Wolves wrote:you know what i think it is that dosent make it look reflective to me, is that you painted it in layers going from dark to bright like you normaly would, so there isnt that large of a contrast as if you had white on dark blue or black to look like a shine


-not entirely sure what you mean by this, but i THINK we are saying the same thing. In other words, theres too much of an even gradiation from highlights to migtones to shade. I think a starker shade and a sharp white highlight line for the blue should help.
@ Jake, unfortunately there is only so much i can do now about the slashes, lest i repaint the whole thing :( Ill be updating again with some clean up on the arm
@ Vik, i mean the design AROUND the gems...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/13 23:59:22


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ok...hmmm... i had that misunderstood...ok...but if you change...i just looked through your gallery...and i cant recall how the design then would look in purple bronze... maybe i have to just sit and wait^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 00:06:34


Post by: Rogue Wolves


vik you should know i cant type what i mean, but bebops hit it right on the nail, thats what i meant


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 04:15:00


Post by: bebopdrums2424


just so you can see that the left arm isnt a total disaster....this is not a 400% zoom here...pretty much a normal shot. >_<


with touchups im not worried about it, the hand and bicep especially needs some cleaning up. but the wrist bracer is pretty close to ok


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 08:17:01


Post by: Ash 1


That chap is turning into one exceptionally stunning model. You have great brush skills, I wish I had the patience and could break the habit of painting platoons at a time . . . one day.

Keep up the good work, it's brilliant.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 19:12:33


Post by: Viktor von Domm


to be fair here bebop... we have to say that the arm of siad prince is quite horrible looking ...i think the arm suffers from the long fingers and maybe too many gems in the first place...

also thanks for the "normal shot" now a bakside so we could see the not zoomed chrome would be nice too!^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 19:14:06


Post by: dsteingass


I have learned to anticipate what Vik wants to see before he asks and take that picture/angle! lol


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Post by: fatty


we all fear Vik's eye's but at the same time we love it


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 19:30:30


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Vik´s eye... now on sale...if you order now you get a pair of said eagle eyes and a free beak too... order now...our telephone lines are now open to your calls... all orders that are within the first hour will also receive this special once in a lifetime jar of earwax...all controlled and natural produced...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 19:42:39


Post by: fatty


NOOOOOO the fame has gotten to his head and Vik lost his sanity!
wait how can Vik lose something he doesn't have?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/14 20:04:55


Post by: Viktor von Domm


point prooven...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/16 21:42:10


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hi guys. Yeah Vik, the arm is a drag as far as the sculpt is concerned. Ive started on the cloak. This model is pushing me to me limits and im starting to lose control! The transparency effect of the silk trimming is much easier to accompllsh on a small scale. The cloak is proving to be much tougher. Also, the iconography on fringe of the cloak is proving to make this whole thing tougher even still. So without further ado is VERY WIP progress on the sllk cloak. Its starting ok, The grey line in the middle of his waist is supposed to be the sash hes wearing, but i may just paint it blue....dunno...obviously more shading and smoothing is needed, but i *think* im on the right track...



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/16 21:58:41


Post by: Viktor von Domm


first: have you done somtehing on the chromed sail? it looks diffrent... could be the angle of the pic tho^^

as for the cloak... i think this looks really interesting... tho i have to say you really doesn´t go easy on yourself when you do a mini like that^^ that is one hell of a difficult combination of colors i think...so this cape/coat should look later ona s a seethrough material...did i understand that right... boy you have some ideas...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/16 22:03:58


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hehe yea vik, im nuts. So you have it correct, the cloak is see through. So...yeah....everything underneath depending on the angle should show through slightly....essentially, ill mixed a drop of the armor color and a drop of the mesh color into the base coat of the silk. then ill add more basecoat to each then begin to mesh that color with stright silk highlights till they are one then the silk highlight will take over and tie the whole cloak together. Thats the idea anyways...it worked out of the front sash and stuiff like that but its alot harder on a bigger scale...
also, yeah i added starker highlight and shade, it looks alotbetter, but i simplly CANT photo it right, its keeps reflecting the light, seriously!!! so your seeing a kinda outa focus with a strange light sourced version of the chrome. im trying to photo it better for you, im really pleased with it in person, so hopefully that says something.


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Post by: Viktor von Domm


aye... that says a lot^^

and boy... i have never seen someone pull this stunt on a mini before...what will they think of mext... you seem to push yourself into new areas of painting constantly...and there i thought this mini was special due to the blade made to look like a crystal and all those gems... now you pull that trick out of your hat... from your description the whole prcess sounds totally complicated... so it is one of the occasions i am thankfully it is you painting that mini and not me... the little strands of my remaining sanity i treasure^^

and

yeah more pics...^^



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/16 22:22:27


Post by: Capitansolstice


wow, that is skill. I like the painting with the silk, it looks really nice


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/16 22:31:19


Post by: fatty


You did it again my friend i giving your cloak a standing ovation ( and now people think i am even crazier but not a crazy as you)


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/16 23:53:41


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


that made no sense, fatty.
How cn you be more crazier than some one but not as crazy at the same time?

OT: Looking great as usual bebopdrums2424


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Post by: bebopdrums2424


more progress more pics....the bronze emboss is preliminary basecoat stage.
more gems done

more blending on cloak





Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/17 05:23:55


Post by: Rogue Wolves


looking good so far, i like the colors chosen for shades on the white amazing work as always


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/17 05:28:26


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


awesomeness


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Post by: fatty


@ Matt. whoops my bad typo but on my defense i had a long hard day at work and at rugby so sorry for my blabbering.

OT. the see through silk looks epic even from different angle's how did you managed that?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/17 14:10:32


Post by: dsteingass


Beebop=skill + Win!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/17 17:43:41


Post by: Capitansolstice


That is Golden demon standard painting


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/17 23:10:08


Post by: Fab


Wow! You've really impressed me with your latest work! That's ace!
Really like the armour. Very nice.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/17 23:10:45


Post by: fatty


i disagree with you captain.
the skill Bebob shows is not Golden demon worthy.
Golden demon winners dream that they can paint as well as Bebob.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/17 23:19:28


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i like the bronze lines you added... suits the cape very well...


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Post by: Capitansolstice


fatty wrote:i disagree with you captain.
the skill Bebob shows is not Golden demon worthy.
Golden demon winners dream that they can paint as well as Bebob.

Capitansolstice approves of this post


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/18 08:00:54


Post by: Rogue Wolves


fatty wrote:...Golden demon winners dream that they can paint as well as Bebob.

well Bebop i guess this is one for your sig..


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/18 18:48:16


Post by: Fab


Viktor von Domm wrote:i like the bronze lines you added... suits the cape very well...


Well I believe it still needs some work since it's underpainted compaired with the rest of the model. Would love to see a nmm golden rim!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/18 19:13:05


Post by: fatty


Fab is right.... why settle for bronze when you could do some more nmm on this mini. plus now that i think about it the bronze will be the only metal on the mini won't that be odd?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/27 17:52:14


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey guys! So no update pic wise cuz ive been away for the holidays! But soon i hope Hope you all had a great holiday! So to answer some of ya'lls posts and what not:
Firstly, thanks for the ridiculously over the top comments about my painting. Golden Demon maybe in 1995 LOL. Even then i doubt it, but its very nice of you to say. Im just trying to get better and i push my self to try and fail on new techniquse with every miniature i do As far as the bronze rim on the cape. I will not be doing NMM, mainly because its extremely small and it would be the ONLY nmm on the mini. The bronze is all over the mini fatty, so it ties it in pretty well. Fab, Ive only begun a simple basecoat on it which first needs to be cleaned up before i even begin to shade and highlight it, i only did it to test color and begin to dial it in with the rest of the mini. The see through cape, needs alot of work, the concept is sound, but its execution leaves a bit desired for me. But i can make it work i think. Other than that, i guess this update isnt very interesting. But ill try to make sure i have some posted WIP pics done the next time around! Hope you all are well!
Peace
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/27 18:56:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hey mate... the dakka roll call finally is back to where i remeber it beeing^^ where have you been on holidays? was it any good?

well i hope to see you back in the saddle soon^^

cheers, vik


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/27 18:59:02


Post by: dsteingass


I am actually getting paid to get caught up on my Dakka, not a damn thing going on @ work this week, it is lovely. Although I may be a bit bored by friday at this rate. I'd imagine I'll have the entire internet read by thursday at the latest


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/27 19:07:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


I'd imagine I'll have the entire internet read by thursday at the latest


i think that is quite sigworthy!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/27 19:12:21


Post by: dsteingass


LOL, I am honored Vik, your =]_= banner wil lstart dissapearing soon too!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2011/12/27 19:37:12


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yeah... what can one mere mortal do about that... besides... it was due to have one of your quotes in my sig anyway^^


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Post by: Hmelrose


Yes! You never fail to amaze with your work dude! Keep it up!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 02:06:41


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks everyone as usual for the kind words Hugh, great to hear from you and vik and stein, always a pleasure to host the babble Hehe. Hope you all had great holidays,! Apologies or the lack of updates, there hasnt been much to update until today! It was the unveling of our stores secret santa so the mini is no longer a secret! Due to my medical situation, ive only made little progress. This time, on the staff handle, which i painted a green marble. I think it came out pretty well...the loak has seen ZERO work since you last saw it so thats up next to continue when i can. Also, started the shoulder pads. Anyways heres a tiny update And yes i cut my fingernails...



bebop

the marble




Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 02:43:28


Post by: lipsdapips


Mmm for some reason your model is starting to look yummy


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 03:42:40


Post by: dsteingass


The marble is just amazing man! Have I ever told you how much I admire your blending skills?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 07:45:02


Post by: Rogue Wolves


those spear tips look BANGING!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 07:51:00


Post by: Hmelrose


This! All of this.. I LOVE! Your work is amazing and I can't wait to see more of it. The blending and all is just amazing.

I hope the holidays treated you well sir, You and the rest of the crew at Aero Hobbies are missed. How are you doing/Holding up? Are you getting better?

Are there going to be pics posted of the Secret Santa minis? I'd love to see everyone's work.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 08:03:38


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Some amazing work in here!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 13:24:44


Post by: Viktor von Domm


crystal...seethrough silk...gems and crystals...and now marble...what else next? bet something stunning ...

well we have already achieved that by now ...^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 13:37:59


Post by: Farty Wiffmas


Simply stunning!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 13:40:05


Post by: Hmelrose


Yes! I just got Antmans emailed response to the Aeroboyz with the link to the photo album for all of the Secret Santa Minis ( tempted to post the link here ) Great work by all of y'all!



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/08 19:21:32


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ steingass: thanks dude, I think my previous 2 character minis painted for you and vik helped me along to another level for blending. Such high standards you guys have
@ vik: thanks sir, I think it's getting over the top maybe lol
@ Hugh: man, everyone's mini's are bangin' the marbo Jeremy painted for me is SO cool. Literally every mini is beautifully done.
@ everyone thank you all for the support and kind words and interest ps I think I've sounded a bit mellowdramatic with my "medical situation". It's just musician/gimpy muscles syndrome. Weight training has been quite helpful so far so keeping my fingers crossed be good ya'll

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/09 02:47:19


Post by: Rogue Wolves


musician? what does the great bebop play?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/09 04:32:03


Post by: Hmelrose


bebopdrums2424 wrote:
@ Hugh: man, everyone's mini's are bangin' the marbo Jeremy painted for me is SO cool. Literally every mini is beautifully done.
@ everyone thank you all for the support and kind words and interest ps I think I've sounded a bit mellowdramatic with my "medical situation". It's just musician/gimpy muscles syndrome. Weight training has been quite helpful so far so keeping my fingers crossed be good ya'll
Bebop


I know! I saw the images on Antmans posting on the Aeroboyz, they're all superb!

Linky for those who want to see the artistic talent that is present at Aero Hobbies in Santa Monica, Ca.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AeroBoyz/photos/album/365378009/pic/list

I'm happy to hear your getting some help and getting better dude.

Rogue Wolves wrote:musician? what does the great bebop play?


Bebopdrums2424 is a not so little drummer boy err man.. lol.


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Post by: Capitansolstice


bebop drums, hahahaha I just noticed!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/09 14:06:21


Post by: dsteingass


I was waiting to see how long it would take Rogue to put that one together


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/09 14:46:47


Post by: Rawson


dsteingass wrote:I was waiting to see how long it would take Rogue to put that one together

Wait for it....WAIT FOR IT......


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/09 23:59:51


Post by: Rogue Wolves





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i havent relised there was ANYTHING in his name past Bebops in sooooooooo long


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waite i never saw the drummer part because i am blind!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 00:18:34


Post by: Hmelrose


Rogue Wolves wrote:


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i havent relised there was ANYTHING in his name past Bebops in sooooooooo long


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waite i never saw the drummer part because i am blind!


Haha

I was going to say, he's got 14 Characters in his name and you have 12 in yours, not so very much longer my friend!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 13:44:34


Post by: Viktor von Domm


rofl...in a quiet way...^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 18:46:06


Post by: bebopdrums2424


dakkagrot187 wrote:cool


you guys are all nuts...except for dakkagrot....he seems with it....




Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 18:58:50


Post by: dsteingass


You like us that way


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 21:05:47


Post by: Viktor von Domm


is that your actual likeness on that avatar pic... you look like a chap from german punk band :die ärzte (the doctors...)

just a mere thought that crossed my mind^^ i am a fan of them so i was a bit confused^^



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 22:05:18


Post by: fatty


You say nuts, others say crazy.
But truth be told where all escaped mental patient and your our doctor. the only medicine that calm us down are Bebob drum solo's (even though i/we never heard them) and Bebob updates. so Doc give us our medicine


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 22:22:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


nice one, fatty^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 23:03:28


Post by: Capitansolstice


dsteingass wrote:You like us that way

Or so we think...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/10 23:20:41


Post by: Hmelrose


bebopdrums2424 wrote:you guys are all nuts...except for dakkagrot....he seems with it..


dsteingass wrote:You like us that way


There is a quote I like, which I think is from Jack Kerouac, which I'm probably going to mangle, but it goes something like,

" I only associate with the truly mad.. those that burn bright.. "

Yeah, I probably mangled it, but you get the idea. We all have to be a little crazy and wonderful to be artists and hobbyists as well as gamers. We spend hours in a room with paint, glue, brush, saw and dice. We cut and roll for hours on end in not just a world, but an entire multi-verse of worlds not just all our own, but ones that are shared in a collective conciousness of hearts and minds all across this planet.

We participate in something global that can trancend language barriers, a game of strategy founded on another game hundreds of years old, which itself is founded on older, because the rules are universal, WYSIWYG and the dice never lie.

Here is the quote:

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.."
-jack kerouac


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/12 01:04:28


Post by: Fab


bebopdrums2424 wrote:


Wow! the see trough effect really works well on the angle amazing!

Marble looks sweet aswell

But I'm still not convinced about the bronze sorry, golden yellow a non metallic colour just seems to suit it better.
Also I'm of the opinion not to use metallics on eldar since metal is just for mortal humans. Eldar have wraithbone and such.

Edit: btw you already are using the nmm technique!
On the left arm shield you are using sky/earth nmm technique.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/12 01:16:58


Post by: dsteingass


He is correct! That IS NMM.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/12 01:17:55


Post by: MajorTom11


A stunning piece! Really well done, but you have to up your photography game, I wants better lighting and more detail to take in the full awesomeness!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/12 18:03:47


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ vik. Yes sir that is me
@ fatty. Your pills are coming
@ fab. I agree with you in fluff sense about nmm. Though I highly disagree about golden yellow...perhaps a nmm version of the color I'm using now. Which is a purple tinted bronze. I don't think its showing as well through the pics. So it does have an alien look to it. Also, the bronze on the cloak lining is barely a basecoat, which is more scorched brown than bronze anyways...but nonetheless I can dig what you are saying
@ Tom: thanks for the compliment, id imagine one from you isquite highly regarded as far as the photos...I'm using my iPhone cam. Im a totalnewbie at this so any tips or links would be greatly appreciated!
Cheers guys, updates are in the mail:p

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/13 22:42:51


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Tom...seeing as you brought up the poor photography on my part, here is a pic taken from a professional level digi cam...personally i think its poorer quality, but probably shows the model less blown up and a bit more realistically....with all its sad unfished bronze bits on the cloak and everything.



anyways...some real work sooner or later guys, sorry the redundancy...

also, im going to repaint the icon before the blade in the same marble as the rest of the staff. i dont like that much bronze in one place...looks sloppy...



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/13 22:46:55


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well what bothers me this time is not the mini... that guy looks crazy cool... but the background is just way too bright in my opinion... have you seen the backgrounds some of the guys here use? maybe you should print out some of these more toned down backgrounds to not compete with your mini...

again...even if there is a still unfinished arm...great mini!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/13 22:52:01


Post by: bebopdrums2424


ya i agree vik, i dunno seems like the really cool photos are photoshopped and i dunno how to do any of that stuff. and yeah,, the mini is FAR from finished LOL


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/13 22:56:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


do you have an idea how much work you have put already in that mini? must be ages...

hmmm most of the good pics i really hope are not shoped but rather photographed in a lightbox...so i hope at least...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/13 23:06:39


Post by: bebopdrums2424


i mean the back grounds....

and probably about 28 hours all together so far


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/13 23:12:05


Post by: Viktor von Domm


in a thread i have seen some downloadable backgrounds for making good pics...
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/317430.page

this thread is really helpful and there is a link with those backgrounds you often see in the dakka homepage as backgrounds...


an that pretty qualifies for me for the term ages^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/01/14 00:35:03


Post by: dsteingass


Naa, just use something flat, like a sheet of construction paper or whatever, dark bg to show off a light mini, and vice versa for a dark mini. I can never get my lighting that good though...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/18 17:59:26


Post by: bebopdrums2424


shameless bump >_< been more than a month since i posted. i am still alive! lol. Tho ZERO work has been done:(. Looks like i have a bit of a long break before i can get back to painting. Hope you guys are all doing great!
Cheers
bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/18 22:07:24


Post by: Viktor von Domm


now that was high time of a sign of life mate!...hope to see some progress soon!

cheers, vik


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 08:28:03


Post by: Rogue Wolves


i dont belive you.. its a fake bebop.. omg bebop is dead!!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 09:18:46


Post by: fatty


RW calm down he is not a fake. bebob can't die because he is here (i am pointing at the general direction of your heart). and he is in your head. Bebob is real inside of us for he is the spirit of painting. he paints like we wish we could paint, he is ambition given form. so he can't die not as long you believe in him



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 11:18:43


Post by: Rawson


fatty wrote:RW calm down he is not a fake. bebob can't die because he is here (i am pointing at the general direction of your heart). and he is in your head. Bebob is real inside of us for he is the spirit of painting. he paints like we wish we could paint, he is ambition given form. so he can't die not as long you believe in him



Who is this Bebob?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 11:19:06


Post by: Hmelrose


I believe in the Bebop!

Don't make me call the Aeroboyz in to check up on you!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 12:58:05


Post by: Viktor von Domm


fatty wrote:RW calm down he is not a fake. bebob can't die because he is here (i am pointing at the general direction of your heart). and he is in your head. Bebob is real inside of us for he is the spirit of painting. he paints like we wish we could paint, he is ambition given form. so he can't die not as long you believe in him




omg.... it seems religions of all sorts grow like weed at dakka^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 17:32:03


Post by: fatty


woops sorry Bebop little mistake from my part.
haha a dutch guy growing weed......


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 21:59:21


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Haha! You guys are the best. I knew if i popped in for just a second the fire would be relit! Ive been taking aserious break on painting just for the same health reasons i had before, was probably overdoing it a bit. And of course seeing all the amazing work that goes down on here was just a tease when i could participate. So i just creeped out in the background. Im here. And when im back, Expect som pretty fresh ideas and more eldar, new catachan tanks, with oils and all kinds of wacky things. The patient are rewarded as they say... Great to see all the old faces around here


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/19 22:18:49


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well... we ain´t got anything else to stay at^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/20 03:33:05


Post by: Rogue Wolves


speak for yourself vik i have...



..him


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/20 07:22:23


Post by: Viktor von Domm


OMG... i think this guy was never ever looked upon so often than in the recent days... i hope we/i haven´t caused some serious damage with that initiative joke...ohoh...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/20 08:30:03


Post by: Rogue Wolves


you have Clart problems?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/20 09:01:34


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well i never been the guy for too much bling... infact my iwfe only wears the ring...and thankfully sometimes only that^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/20 16:02:10


Post by: Capitansolstice


Here we go... again...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/02/20 20:10:09


Post by: Rogue Wolves


ahhh.. so if he droped the bling, and maybie put on a little top hat you'd be ok with him?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/23 22:45:26


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hi everyone! Its been a very long time since ive posted, and probably longer since ive painted. I had been pondering the ideas of trying to start a new army after a long year of things outside the warhmammer hobby. Today i painted my first mini in a long time, and definately my skills have soured, as well as my supplies havin been sent to new york where i live now. Anways, the army ive settled on, is a dark eldar beastmaster army. The Dark Sun Menagerie. The list will be centered around such beasts and lots of counts as beasts to represent grotesques and etc etc. Like some kind of alien zoo. Here is my 1st mini of the army, and certainly, i hope to dial in the specifics of how im painting and refine my skills along the way, but, im happy with this first model. Its unfinished, touch ups here and there and highlights needed on bits here and there. I hope to hear any feedback on anything, or ideas or whatever. Its good to be back with brush in hand but we'll see how far this gets Hopefully youll have another update before 2014 cheers!



...its not the most original colour scheme but i feel its close to the cyber punk 80's glam rock vibe there will be all kinds of furs and craziness throughout the army i think...




Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/23 22:53:23


Post by: Viktor von Domm


good looking way to celebrate your re apearance

i like the glowy effects... and the general dark look of the mini helps to bring the glow effects to the max!

welcome back mister... and be sure not to use too much time indeed for future updates


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/24 19:41:05


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Haha! Vik i knew youd never forget me, afterall i painted a comissar for you ! lol i still use that mini all the time, sometimes even as my commander I hope youve been well my friend and hope you are having a good holiday!

Today ive begun a 2nd of i think a 20 man squad of kabalites, not sure...but anyways, here she is, i think its a she. ive settled on a less conventional skin tone for my DE. Something i think a little more cartoony. Also, im trying to keep the painttime of each individual model to under 3 hours. the gun and some deets and washing of the base are unfinished. Also think of adding face paint. Possibly lime green lol. c and c always welcomed. thanks



further out



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/24 21:30:27


Post by: fatty


Bebob welkom back mate. your back with a new army and you do one thing right straight away with dark eldar. you used pink which is awesome


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/25 16:27:11


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks fatty it seems as though I've lost my audience here lol! Oh well, I hope all is ood. Merry christmas!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/25 16:51:12


Post by: dsteingass


WB Beebop! Some excellent work!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/25 21:09:49


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey steingass thanks man! good to be back for a bit ! Merry christmas everyone!

I got the DE codex and anothe box of kabalites for xmas! Woohoo! and some paint and the 40k basing kit which will be fun to put to use here! Today ive cleaned up a little more on the first two and basically finished the 3rd kabalite. Got a little faster though the position of this model maade some of the edge highlighting a little trickier so i think it looks not quite as good as the first two. still acceptable and i like the eyes and gun better here. dialing that in. here is the 3rd and a group shot of the 3. Still some cleaning up to do...and still unsure of the bases, but i think it works...


and the group...twas harder to photo...


anyways, hope ya like!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/25 21:26:57


Post by: Viktor von Domm


loose me as part of the audience? you wish

love the cartoony look...specially the strong highlights on the armor plates... only nit pick i have is the purple hair...somehow i am not feeling that color too well together with smufish face and the pink cloth...tho atm i couldn´t say what color would be better...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/25 22:32:31


Post by: Arakasi


Looking suitably evil.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/25 23:56:35


Post by: lipsdapips


Bebop! So great to see you back in action. More models to be in awe at! Looking to some more progress. Your highlights are awesome as usual


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/26 01:19:45


Post by: buckero0


I think they look great. I've always wanted to do a purple or bluish skin tone on elves. What.s your secret recipe? I would definately be interested in your zoo. I built a complete archons court before they had models just to convert the miniatures.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/26 05:48:06


Post by: Briancj


I'm still here, El Guapo! Looking sharp!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/26 20:10:18


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks everyone! good to hear from all the old homies Hope all you guys are doin well and had a good holiday!!

@vik, i love that, more often than not,we disagree on color i actually love the bluish skin tone and purple pastel hair haha. totally cyber punk japananime, exactly what im goin for As for the pink, well its the central color of the whole army so hopefully youll get used to it! But as always, i love your feedback!! And about that skin tone;
@bucker00, the mix is basically tau flesh, the old gw mix. base coat of shadow grey, mid tone of 70/30 shadow grey/bleached bone...then from there i started adding white as i went up highlights, making sure to keep paint wet and thin. ill definately be tweaking that mix from model to model, different hair colors to match. we shall see

now heres todays update. kabalite #4444444444!!! Unfinished and un-touched up. im gonna clean the 5 up all together



c and c as always is appreciated friends!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/27 21:38:31


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey guys. Todays update is the fifth kabalite. I used a more blueish skin tone (just added enchanted blue to the initial shadow grey basecoat) and left the pink out of the mix for the hair. Also settled on the color for the tube in front and the slits in back. Pleased with how it came out for the most part and will add it to the other 4 now. The first two i just painted metallic for speed sake, but this blue effect is far more "techy" and worth the effort. Again, slight touchups and some edge highlighting needed here and there, and now that the 5th is done, i will finish and tidy up the first five, correcting anything i see fit alone the way. Its funny because i notice alot of touch ups needed after i post these pics because they are so big The next five will include the sybarite and several special weapons even though i may or may not use any particular one, i like to have them modelled. anyways heres the next pics ffor the 5th kabalite...


upclose

and the back (and yes, the pink pouches will be cleaned up)


enjoy and thanks for stopping by. c&c welcomed.
peace!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/28 19:36:55


Post by: bebopdrums2424


hehe, dang...not much love for dark eldar here :p maybe i should go back to painting catachan!! >_< oh well imma post more pics anyways, i finished the first 5 completely...heres a few group shots...trying to get em all in focus is a drag>_<, with the right light...anyways, dont be shy :( !!




ill post the back pics shortly


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/28 20:16:54


Post by: Briancj


I have total love for your DE. Go get more slaves!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/28 21:46:57


Post by: kitch102


Just when I need some fresh inspiration along comes this thread.

Nice work man, seriously nice work


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/28 22:02:40


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hey! i have the man flu atm... so not much dakka time possible between shivers and coughing...

about the skin... just because i used the term smurf didn´t mean i didn´t like it and as you stated...well when you want to go the manga route... i can see you are heading the right way... strong color mixes... the the fifth with the green cloth shows this all too clear... be sure... i like the new stuff you are chucking out


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/28 23:40:42


Post by: whalemusic360


Really like the dark eldar. The bases seem to be to close the the model though, I suspect changing it it may help them pop.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/29 20:47:41


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys
:Brian/kitch thanks for the love.
vik I know you are always a good supporter! I just like teasing about it!
: whale, yes It's been on my mind too. I don't hate it but I don't necessarily love it either. However, it's growing in me and I do like that it fits the criteria of a future cyber city. It is dark but it does accentuate the pink, which I think is cool. Also I'm trying to keep from drybrushing and I want the paint time of the base to be less than more. With that said, I'm open to suggestions on different base colors/ideas


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/30 20:41:49


Post by: fatty


sweet stuff man. i really like your skin work


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2012/12/30 21:03:02


Post by: whalemusic360


Maybe a more silver or bronze color? Or even a lighter grey cement color?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/01 00:27:18


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hm yeah, whale, those are good ideas...i tried the grey and lighter metals for the bases...i feel that ive painted/fluffed myself into a corner....i want them to look cyber punk and future city vibe so i went with the metal plasticard patterns without thinking of how limited the possibilities are. Anyways, ultimately, i didnt like the metals and whenever i think of "manga anime city", i think blue....so here it is. slightly less conventional but i think i like this the best....(ps. i dunno why they uploaded sideays but im just showing the bases off anyways, the iphone was having trouble getting everything in focus this time).


.. still the bases are easy to fix and change so if anyone has any other ideas please please share!! thanks all!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/01 00:35:45


Post by: Arakasi


Looks good to me! Given the brighter colouring of the base compared to the majority of the model, the simplicity is probably net plus.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/01 03:11:18


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks arakasi! I agree, simpler is more effective here. Also the other plus being that it matches the tonal scale I'm using for flesh tones, strengthening that. In addition here is a pic that basically sums up my dark eldar color and fluff concept. It's not my art but I love it!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/02 22:34:54


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hey all! I hope everyone had a fantastic and safe new year! Today I've pretty much finished kabalite #6, the dark lancer. I will include a variety of the special weapons for visual effect and will proxy whichever to be whichever weapon I choose for my list. This way I don't have to paint too many extra models just for wyswyg sake. This model was a bit more of a pain than the previous 5, mainly because his gun was in the way of pretty much everything lol. I also experimented more of the skin tones and hair color. I want each model to be personal. His flesh color was Eshin grey and black, mixed upwards with a dash of bleached bone and administratum grey and white. The hair is snot green a p3 lighter green and white. Definately goin down the bizarre anime cyberpunk path, which i like. not sure if i should stretch that far from the main shadow grey mix that will be the prominant flesh tone; only time will tell Details still need to be cleaned up(some unfinished edge highlighting) and the blue glow is 75% finished. The copper bulb isn't my first choice here but because the other guns are done this way, for sake of redundancy it kinda needs to stay copper:/ Anyways, I hope everyone enjoys and if you've anything to suggest or comment on please feel free!
Thanks
Kevin





Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/02 23:14:32


Post by: kitch102


Very cool, the OSL looks effective too, and has given me an idea of how to approach the technique! Thanks for that!

Also, bebopdrums2424, that art works incredible


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/03 21:14:05


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Dang, tough crowd, has my painting gotten that bad/unintersting? lol. That's ok I need the challenge to do better! i suppose i need to do more modelling than painting to get more feedback here, so hopefully soon ill begin work on the beasts and ive some fun ideas for any who,

:Thanks kitch, it's a speedy version of osl meant for troop painting. It's somewhat effective and gets the point across without being too time consuming. Everything is time consuming for me lol.

As for today's pics, the dark lancer is finished. I added more blue, gems, and few spots of bronze to balance the colors better. I'm now more pleased with the overall composition


Groupshot of finished 6 plus 2 on deck using HDR camera


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/03 21:16:46


Post by: whalemusic360


The blue bases make them look much better, imo. If they weren't all sideways...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/03 23:23:03


Post by: Rawson


Great to see you back in action, Bebop!
 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
Dang, tough crowd, has my painting gotten that bad/uninteresting?

I must guiltily admit that I have only been lurking since your return Mostly due to my lack of knowledge/opinions (and interest, to some extent) of Dark Eldar, but I've had the above sentiments too many times to ignore a fellow dakkanaught in distress

My thoughts:
Great job on the black armor. It's tough to make plain, black armor not be boring looking.
Love the OSL. True, it's not so intensive, but the effect of having it on all of your troops is impressive. (It might also be why the black armor works so well)
Not a fan of the anime hair. I know that DE have a bit of influence from that genre, but still not a fan. The style is manageable, but with the added color...
I like the bases, but the cutting of the plasticard was a bit sloppy, and I think it will be quite difficult to clean up. Any thoughts on how to do that?

Again, good to see you!
Rawson


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/03 23:51:20


Post by: Arakasi


If the plasticard overhangs the base, it's easy to cleanup - otherwise, not so much. Not sure how these ones are being done, but I cut out plasticard larger than the base top, glue, dry, and then trim with a knife to follow the base side, filing to taste. Trying to cut a perfect circle is difficult without a blade/compass tool - and it will leave a hole in the centre to be patched...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/03 23:51:48


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Ok. I fixed the pics lol. Thanks whale, it was your feedback that steered me in that direction
Rawson! Great to hear from you Nothing like playful b*tching to generate interest in your blog eh? Hehe. As for your feedback, thank you! Agreed on the plasticard. If you recall, I'm not the modeler that you are, and many here are, so I make newbie mistakes on the ground floor lol. I used scissors to cut them into small discs. I tried to get them as even as possible but I wonder if there is a tool that can do it more evenly? As for the anime hair, well, I've a tendency to use somewhat....um, flamboyant, colors. As the army grows perhaps I can win you over im certainly gonna try hehe Thanks again for your feedback fellas, keeps me inspired

Kevin


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/06 18:24:53


Post by: Rogue Wolves


wb bebop its been a while, those da are amazing!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/06 21:35:56


Post by: fatty


It's just nuts how you can make all of these bright colors work together with the black


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/16 11:24:42


Post by: dsteingass


LOVE the highlighting beebop!
Is really thin paint the secret to doing that? I get so frustrated when highlighting black armor.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/01/16 11:54:45


Post by: Sheep


Dark schemes are always hard to pull off, black either looks under highlighted so people think you're not trying, or over highlighted so it looks grey.
You've struck a lovely balance, and the sharp highlights really pop. The blue skin is an interesting touch, not one that I think I would have done, but with the combination of the blue OSL it compliments the scheme nicely.

Look forward to more


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/14 21:30:29


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Wow! It's been another 3 months since my last post! At this rate ill never finish anything:( haha, I hope everyone has had a good coupla' months! my last few posts centered around a dark eldar army that I had some momentary inspiration on. Sadly I couldn't keep it up, I found I had painted myself into a corner and finally gave up on that color scheme. With that a new focus for my plog. Armies I'd love to paint but probably would never finish. ((Seriously)).
So with that said, the first installment of:
Armies I'd Love to paint but probably will never finish!!
Upon the recent release of the new tau I was hoping to see updated fire warriors. I've flirted with tau before and thought this might be a good time. Sadly, there was no update to the sculpt so In my frustration, I decided to toy with an idea I'd been bouncing around. An all Kroot army that's rebelled on its tau owners!! Here's what I came up with with some minor converting and green stuff, which is about as good as i can do at the moment lol. The mini is clearly unfinished, certain deets around, the gun isn't finished, needing more coats and cleaner lines in certain parts. Though i did start putting battle damage on it as the shield too. Also note the red Kroot hand print on the shield. An act of defiance!!
I always start out with a plan to paint quickly as this would be a troop choice and I'd need quite a bit. I'm about 4 hours in:( Also, the base idea I especially stole from somewhere on the net, but ill be painting in a lush vibrant green Jungle vibe.





Hope ya like! C and C always appreciated!
Peace ya'all. More pics to come when finished


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/15 10:51:02


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well... whenever i post here it seems to start with a welcome back !

the kroot looks very good... love the scheme...but i think the stance reminds me a bit of homer simpson... don´t get me wrong.. it is just the way he is sporting that belly... mebbe he had a fill just the other moment^^... you never know who they ate before a fight


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/15 20:30:20


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Haha, hey vik!! I know, it's just terrible, if I could just keep my momentum up! What it appears to be that, when I come back to las Angeles for vacation, I paint like a madman, then when I go back to NYC, I don't even play any 40k since my catachan are in la as well. :( oh well it Guves me time to ponder on ideas and inspiration lol. I trust all is well with you! I was your part of the globe to long ago. At least I think, I was in bern Switzerland for a week. I believe you're in Germany but bern is so much closer than I normally am :p
As per your comments, and as usual dead on lol. As you know my Modelling is far on the back burner and Until now, pretty much I hadn't done a single conversion. This guy here I'd say is my first mild success. In this case, I think I needed to cut his other leg also and twist the waist down to give the look that he's sauntering up the ruin. Good eye, I was merely concerned about not gluing my fingers together!!! Lol
Anyways, he's done! Lol. The base was almost a total disaster, not the ruin, but the green under. I used the wrong mix of colors then proceeded to glue grass on it that was also the wrong color. Anyways, thank goodness for texture paint!! I'm very pleased with how this came out. I love the colors and I could enjoy painting many more of these, despite the long paint per model. Here are a bunch of pics. Please offer up your comments and suggestions and advice!








Cool! Hopefully ill have more on the way! Be cool everyone


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/15 20:35:25


Post by: whalemusic360


Very nice, bright scheme for the Kroot. Looking toward to more.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/15 21:00:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


by all means... convert more minis... you soon find out that this part of the hobby is very fulfilling!... so fulfilling in fact that i have lots of minis to paint but being more of a modler myself the amount of built minis exceeds by far the amount (way too big of a word really^^) of painted models...

the finsihed model looks really stunning... not only do i like kroot... one of these days i get me a squad of these too... but i like that strong scheme...also...the weathering on base and shoulder pad looks perfect!... lots of tiny details like the handprint make this model one of a kind...

the only thing that makes me wonder though is why the two schemes...the drone and the kroot...wouldn´t it be more logical to have the drone the same scheme as the shoulder pad and the gun suggests?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/16 00:41:40


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Haha, yeah i thought you might say that. I certainly thought about it. However I think ultimately I didn't want that much white on the model, especially the base. I wanted a warm green foil for the rest of the mini. Fluff wise, I believe I'll add many different pieces of different tau septs to represent the many failed attempts to subjugate this particular Kroot tribe.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/16 01:00:10


Post by: dsteingass


WB man! Time has not diminished your painting skills at all!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/16 15:00:14


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks steingass! I believe it has gotten a worse, or maybe different. Not sure, but either way I like this mini lol. I saw you mentioned thin paint In an earlier post, when asking about edge highlighting on those dark eldar. That's exactly the case, I always use super thin paint and many coats built up over black to get the brightest deepest color I can. With the edge highlighting I let the paint dry a tudge so it doesn't run and I use a long thin needle like brush to apply it.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/16 15:10:28


Post by: dsteingass


You have more patience than I do my friend!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/16 17:02:40


Post by: shingouki


I forgot how cool this thread is.I walk away inspired as always.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/16 17:16:08


Post by: Toasty


Stunning....all that I can say.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/17 02:21:00


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks fellas all too kind. Shingo, good to hear from you again. It's been a while and I hope all I well
@ toasty: thanks so much and welcome to dakka
@stein: it's not patience when you love it lol


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/19 20:48:08


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Whelp, here's another attempt at another freedom fighter. The conversion was much more ballsy and quite honestly, was pretty sloppily done. I managed to erase some of that with mild gs work that also needs practice. Also the painting I don't think as successful as the first. But it's far from done. All the grey, the feet shield base, clean up and deets all over. But there is some progress to show. Comments welcome.





Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/19 21:09:47


Post by: Viktor von Domm


now that shield idea.... where have i seen that before

that will be a cool model...

what color wll the shield be later on?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/19 21:35:20


Post by: bebopdrums2424


I dunno I'm sure it's been done to death lol. It's not bad taking your advice with converting and it's actually super fun:p. I originally wanted the shield either an almost bright red orange, contemplated just grey like the gun, but actually, I got the inspiration for that Camo pattern from a character in swtor, so I think I'll do the shield in the bright green Camo like is shoulder pad.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/19 21:47:36


Post by: Viktor von Domm


wasn´t meant as this idea was overused... no... i did a steampunk captain america just the other month... although... i used a chimera tank hatch for the shield^^...

so i don´t judge that shield idea as bad

and yup... converting i think is YOUR next level...as you already are a top notch painter... the only way to level yourself is to make new and surprising minis...and in my opinion... every model straight from the counter is been overdone...BUT convert said model...huzza new greatness ahead^^... now i just have to reacj your painting level... timescale...twenty something years^^... and we can talk anew^^

camo shield pattern... now this i wanna see.... recently i have made my first attempts in camo... tho a rather randomly stipling pattern... your tiger stripes are way too demaninding to me to let me try it ... so go ahead... i like your plan^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/20 11:25:32


Post by: dsteingass


I'd paint the shield in a different Tau pattern, maybe a typical Tau color to look like it's looted from something else maybe? Fantastic work though!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/20 12:02:21


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well then the totally overused ochre scheme^^... what other would you like to see wrecked


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/20 20:37:12


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Alright! Another guy is finished! I'm on the right track but man this one took awhile. 8 hours for just him:( I have to remember that each mini is different and I can never exactly recreate what I did b4' even if I liked. I did some touching up here n there, I suppose it could be cleaner,but it's pretty sharp and the I phone cam is so blown up. I touched up his antennae too after taking these pics. The Camo pattern came out not bad but I was having difficult adding chips n damage to such a busy scheme that spans many colors.
@ stein, I'm definitely going to be doing that but i don't know if ill use common tau sept themes. I probably will tailor them to fit the scheme. I'm going for bag of skittles vibe:p, lol
@ vik nice suggestion:p
Anyways, here's #2! CandC appreciated!





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Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/20 21:08:31


Post by: Viktor von Domm


uhhh yes!... goood looking shield... that red sure makes him pop!

camo is really good looking and together with the blue skin and the red contrasts i think the major selling aspect of these minis...

but what i really like is the weathing...i have the highest respect for that 2D effect of painting... it looks touchabble...although my brain tells me of course everything is just smooth...(ok some scratches before painting... but you didn´t really use these)


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 00:50:50


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Hehe it's a bit strange but I think it works too. The weathering I don't likeon the shield as much as theprevious mini but that's ok. On to the third:p.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 00:55:24


Post by: dsteingass


Hmmm. Skittles..reminds me of a good prank..mix skittles and M&Ms (generic ones without the M printed if you can get them) in a dish, and watch someone take a mouthful


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 14:27:22


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Sigh, Dakka has changed:( or maybe my skills have seriously deteriorated. :(:(' Ohh, There was a time when people showed interest in others plogs. I'd get input on every post I'd make, and make new friends through it all. I notice this on many plogs now, not just mine. I'm lucky to have an audience of two great Guys though, so that's good





Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 14:45:59


Post by: dsteingass


Woohoo! I'm one of the two!!

naw dude, Most everyone is still here, they just aren't on as much.


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>And you're skills are still excellent as always!
Stick with the League threads, we're all pretty active still.


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A lot of us (especially guard players) are feeling disenfranchised or price gouged by GW too lately.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 15:59:33


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Well my one year absence doesn't help much either. But I dunno, there's lots of views, so it's hard not to feel the sting:(
also, gone are the days where im putting up actual wip pics. but I can hear you about the gw prices, it's fricken ridiculous. But what are you gonna do, paint war machine minis?? Hahahahahaha...sigh:p


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 16:16:36


Post by: dsteingass


Yeah..the endless OP Space Marine and other releases have me at exactly 0% interest so far this year.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 17:23:21


Post by: Dr H


Hey hey, I've only just found your thread and I'm impressed with the painting and modelling you've done. I admit, I do lurk on a lot of threads without saying much, but I will pipe up if I feel I can make a contribution. So I am watching.

Like the colours on the kroot and the weathering.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/21 17:37:12


Post by: Theophony


Wow.....

Blown away by the painting... The modeling is excellent as well.

I myself rarely commented in the p&m blogs as my skills aren't even in the same building as others here. But since I started my own blog I decided that getting good comments and criticisms meant having o look at others as well. But you use of colors just made me stop. I had to let you know the awesomeness that I see in your work.

Keep it up, I'll be following.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 04:14:21


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks everyone welcome new friends! I must say, we are all guilty of lurking, and of course thats tons of fun, and its ridiculous to think that you must comment of everything you browse through. But for me, sometimes it's easy to forget there's a person at the end of that plog that worked really hard on something, and chances are, don't have an outlet to share their hobby with people in their lives. Lets face it, it's a small scene. I know about small scenes, I'm a jazz drummer by profession. For me, Its not about compliments or people fussing over my work, but It's a general interest that helps me get better. I painted a mini for both vik and steingass awhile back, and vik was constantly seeing little mistakes here and there, and those two mini helped me get much better because of the interest. At the end of the day, we are all here to share our love for the incredible hobby of mini painting and gaming, and I know I will be more proactive about showing my interest in others work, simply because I know that person cares enough about input that he made a plog for it. Cheers everyone and thanks to every dakkanaut for inspiring me!
Gnight!


Ohhh and stein, I think they are doing a new IG codex, is in the rumormill from what I understand. So hopefully that'll get you rein spired. Maybe even a new catachan army


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 12:10:37


Post by: dsteingass


Maybe I'll get plastic stormtroopers before my death bed?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 12:56:33


Post by: hdbbstephen


God morning, I just found this plog and I really like your techniques. I am about to start "unifying" my IG armor vehicles and really want to get some good weathering.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 13:05:30


Post by: SelvaggioSaky


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
Thanks everyone welcome new friends! I must say, we are all guilty of lurking, and of course thats tons of fun, and its ridiculous to think that you must comment of everything you browse through. But for me, sometimes it's easy to forget there's a person at the end of that plog that worked really hard on something, and chances are, don't have an outlet to share their hobby with people in their lives."
"At the end of the day, we are all here to share our love for the incredible hobby of mini painting and gaming, and I know I will be more proactive about showing my interest in others work, simply because I know that person cares enough about input that he made a plog for it. Cheers everyone and thanks to every dakkanaut for inspiring me!
Gnight!



QFT

So I stopped lurking...

Great job on the battle damages, It's what I'm trying to achieve wiyh my Orkz too.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 13:18:38


Post by: nerdfest09


Bebop is back! sorry i haven't caught up on your amazing stuff recently! but damn dude those Kroot are adventurous and so well done! the scheme makes me smile! :-) it's a talented painter who can make pink and purple kroot still look like they can camouflage easily! how many have you planned for? and what are your ideas for a force? or are you just tinkering?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 19:31:38


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well... as for friends...

you have me, myself and i... i think as we are legion...you´ll never walk alone

and well... one thing is for sure... you need to be in others threads as well... it is a kind of advertisment thing... your name has to be around


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 20:30:42


Post by: fatty


Well I was lurking as well. I looked but couldn't find the time to reply do to POGF - syndrome. but the blue's on the kroot are amazing. nice work on that my friend

Spoiler:
POGF = Pissed Of Girlfriend


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 20:44:00


Post by: Viktor von Domm


and there we all thought you lived now in happy land, due to your long time of absence


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 20:48:40


Post by: dsteingass


Yeah..would it kill you to visit your old buddies' threads bebop?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 20:49:28


Post by: Viktor von Domm


LOL... well at least he is now on mine


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/22 22:03:43


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Ahhh. Breaking up fights and playful badgering. This is the plog I remember:p ah hah fatty welcome back! Good to see ya!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 03:49:45


Post by: Shanks


Man I am loving these kroot, getting a really tropical vibe from them with the vivid colours. Are you planning on doing any vehicles for them?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 09:35:24


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ nerd and shanks: firstly thanks! I'd like to do an entire army of them, but I'm not sure which codex to use. It's obviously a counts as army, perhaps tau. At the moment I'm basically learning how to convert and use gs. These models are my playground. As far as the color scheme, ya, Hawaii. I wanted super exotic tropical Eden vibe. And my vehicle painting is, well, sad. So I will try to avoid painting any vehicles at all. Defnately krootox and hounds etc ec. I was even thinking of a cat people race as an auxiliary. Need to ifnd heads though. Anywho, here's another guy close to being fully modeled. Need to smoth out here n there but I think I'm getting better. I also need to still do the antennae on his head. Please tell me where the mistakes are so I can get better!
And also for some reason, these pics keep loading in sideways. Wtf!!:/






Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 09:39:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


is that an old eldar chainsword or rather chaosy?.. looks very dynamic!

atm i can´t see any flaws...

and if you don´t like building and painting vehicles... why not start necromunda? you don´t need any vehicles here... and terrain painting follows different rules... way more forgiving...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 10:39:05


Post by: Theophony


Looks like n old ork chainsword to me Vik. The only thing I can see missing is a poor helpless soon to be victim cowering below him, but the model exudes enough coolness to make me believe that this guy is about to cut through whatever weapon s put up to protect said victim.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 10:57:33


Post by: nerdfest09


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
is that an old eldar chainsword or rather chaosy?.. looks very dynamic!

atm i can´t see any flaws...

and if you don´t like building and painting vehicles... why not start necromunda? you don´t need any vehicles here... and terrain painting follows different rules... way more forgiving...


sounds like someone's trying to recruit another league member yeah... terrain...it's forgiving.....come into the light!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 11:15:05


Post by: MauS


Join us!!! Join uuuussssssss!!!!!!

*in my best chaosy voice ofcourse*


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 11:53:28


Post by: dsteingass


Bebop was one of the first League members, he just isn't flying his colors for some reason
http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/The_League_of_Extraordinary_Riveters


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Sideways pics? Try associating .jpg files with a different app, Windows Live Photo Gallery in Win7 will auto rotate pics as they are imported from the camera or mem stick.
It only took Microsoft 20 years to figure that out.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 12:47:19


Post by: Dr H


It's a good pose

One thing I will say, as it's something I had to think about recently for a couple of my chaps, is the knee that is bent looks like it's not got a kneecap.
If you compare it to the un-bent knee where you can see a clear kneecap then look at the bent leg...

A couple of things you can do; one, you could just extend the thigh and build a knee. but this might make the thigh look too long, it might not.

Two, what I did for my kneeling eldar was to shave away a curve into the top of the calf so it can sit against the underside of the thigh. This allows you to get the two pieces of the leg nearer to each other and then get the knee in the right place and makes it look like the calf is deformed as it would be in reality (Look at your own leg when it's bent).
Also consider cutting the leg above and below the knee if you are bending it a lot (like this) then you can use the actual knee and not have to build one.

Hope that helps.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 14:46:58


Post by: Viktor von Domm


 dsteingass wrote:
Bebop was one of the first League members, he just isn't flying his colors for some reason
http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/The_League_of_Extraordinary_Riveters




even had forgotten about that tiny detail^^... and yeah.... fly the banner and you get sucked up in all the glory and being infamous for banter fame of the league


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 20:34:52


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Oi happy Tuesday. Looks like that first kroot is up on the gallery homepage. Cool! now, Hmmmm what is this league? Lol I don't remember or know how to put that banner up:/ but awesome that I'm there
Here's another update. Trooper number 3. I'm about 50% done, tons of cleanup to do but it's looking pretty consistent.
Dr H: thanks for that tip, it's exactly what I needed to hear. Since he's done I'm gonna paint me and hope it camouflages it. The next guy ill be experimenting with that technique.
As far as necromunda....hmmm, maybe, I need convincing




Ya...lots of cleanup to do.
:/



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 20:41:11


Post by: shingouki


The colouring of these Kroot are really something.Keep it up.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 20:57:20


Post by: Dr H


No problem. It's only because I've recently been learning myself about chopping knees etc... that I saw it and thought I'd share the wealth.
Shouldn't be noticeable with a paint-job as good as your's, except for those that noticed after I pointed it out

Number 3 looks good so far. Keep it up.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 21:47:47


Post by: fatty


yeah I have a ton of assembled kroot lying around. with 5 krootox. I was also trying to go for a count as army. the codex i would have used would have been imperial guard. krotox as heavy weapon platforms, command squads are close to kroot shaper's as they direkt what they eat. gnarloc riders as cav. and hounds well i still havent found a place for them

plus it would be awesome to include a sly marbo kroot.



Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/23 21:57:18


Post by: dsteingass


Holy crap! That is amazing! You really know color dood!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/24 00:18:46


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys. Problem with that for me fatty, is that i already have an ig army and ain't no way I'm painting that many more of these. 30- yes. 80. No. Lol


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/24 07:24:56


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i think your touchups should include the hands highlights... they are getting a bit too heavy atm...

just saying


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/24 13:58:07


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Yea agreed. It's the dots, they started too big and pink. Heh heh heh.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/24 18:56:12


Post by: fatty


There is a Chapter approved kroot dex. that could work although most tournaments wont allow these kinds of army list


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/25 00:50:29


Post by: bebopdrums2424


I think what I might do is use a space marine codex. That could be good fun, do a counts as that way. Maybe do trees as drop pods, and cold ones as bikes. Hmm I dunno it could be cool. also less guys to paint. And devastators.
Stein how do I put that banner up? And take the 1 offa mah name:p
Now here's today's update. The finished 3rd, trooper. So, in basically 2 weeks, that's three guys, 4 built. :/ not exactly the fastest paint up, but it's good that I'm not a commission painter lol. I redid the right hand vik, and softened the left, though forgot to redo the inside of the left hand, it'd be done by the time you read this. The skin softened up and cleaned. The wash on the base is still a slight bit wet there too btw. Also went for a reptilian thing on the leg he's about to eat. Or fish. Not sure really. Something alien. Lol. And the pose only slightly converted is quite passive. So here's a bunch of pics








Candy always appreciated


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/25 01:18:53


Post by: dsteingass


Just add this code (replace the round parentheses with square brackets) to your sig
(url=http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/The_League_of_Extraordinary_Riveters](img]http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/1/30/323236_md-.jpg[/img][/url)


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/25 07:34:33


Post by: Viktor von Domm


cool... that guy looks really nice... the highlights look way better now... and i like the slice of meat he is about to gulp down... that´s characterful converting!... and i think you are doing great... i have lots of models but i only convert them and then fret to paint them... so you do it all step by step... we´ll see who´s methode wins the most painted and finished models^^...(not argueing about the quality as mine are OBVIOUSLY not that good looking )


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/25 10:54:08


Post by: Dr H


Liking number 3 with his lump of alien fish meat.

Like that last picture as well, Two of them ready for action, the other one more interested in food...lol


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/25 11:06:25


Post by: Shanks


Nice! I can't wait to see more. An army of these guys is going to look great.
Especially if you make them some themed terrain.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/25 13:03:11


Post by: hdbbstephen


 fatty wrote:


...plus it would be awesome to include a sly marbo kroot.



Oh, yes it would. And now I can't get that idea out of my mind...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/25 13:17:23


Post by: SelvaggioSaky


Nice squad You're pulling out!

They look so natural, even on those bright colors, well done


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 05:07:35


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks everybody I can't help but look back at my earlier works in this thread and feel though my painting has taken a step back, but as a musician, I deal with hand pain more often than not and it has changed the way I paint, where before I'd do tons of wet blending and watered coats, now I'm more trying to find that Dave Taylor balance of creative strong themes and good army painting. I think this theme is that. Its really fun to paint and is a direct link to my inspiration for color design. 256super vga anyone? Note to self, I need to make the head bands the same size. Noticed it more in the pics and now it bothers me, so from now on, that'll be taken care of.
Tomorrow I go back to NYC, so I won't have any painting done till I get bk next week :( but i did organize my bitboxs today took all freakin day. I was having trouble deciding how I wanted to break things up, whether by design or by product or race or size:/ so many options! Anyways cheers everyone!

Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 05:12:37


Post by: killykavekommando


Your highlighting on the bright parts (i.e. beaks) is great! Keep up these vibrant paint schemes, too.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 19:17:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


sorting my bitz box is one hell of a fun time... i always play around for new ideas then... and well i often have to re-sort anyway... so most likley you will use another filing and sorting system sooner than you think^^...

once you start converting it kinda flows into a big ball of bitz... i just recently resorted everything... now i have zillion heads arms and legs and guns and suchlike all sorted in different categories... but soon it will all get mixed again as i make seperate project related boxes and these then have to be sorted again in an herculeian effort^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 19:28:18


Post by: fatty


I have my bits organized project by project. so it's still chaotic


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 19:29:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


but i bet you know where you might find what you are searching for?...my mind works best if i am in a chaotic situation...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 20:00:11


Post by: bebopdrums2424


It was truly a blast. I had 75% of the classic space ork box still on the sprue. Cut all those bits and body's loose, so I've got a ton of those old classic bolters. That chainsword on the previous kroot is from there. And also about 80% of the classic warhammer regiments box, that was pretty much the worst plastic models gw ever made, but has a bazillion heads. Just do so so much random stuff, then of course my ig bits....seeing as I've been collecting for 25 years there's quite the walk down memory lane, plus almost every mini I've ever painted. Ever. !!!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 20:04:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


sounds like you need to take more pics... you can travel down memory lane with us ... like they say... tow can live as cheap as one


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 20:16:04


Post by: bebopdrums2424


And smear my good name through the mud??! Haha


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 20:17:03


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ha! names...what are they good for....absolutley nothing


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 20:23:46


Post by: bebopdrums2424


A name is an empty vessel. :p


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 20:25:37


Post by: dsteingass


I think it's INSANE to organize by project...you need more freedom than that, rules and creativity don't mix


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 20:41:57


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well i say organize by project... read... i just take a tuperware box and put inside what i deem worthy of the next project...then i forget about the project due to hobby ADD... and soon i have to look for said box again... it really is nice to re-find stuff you thought had gone^^


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:00:58


Post by: dsteingass


Someday, before I die..I'll be lucky to get all my bitz in the same general area


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:03:19


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ha... and every time you show us your workplace/area... i am always amazed as to how tidy it is...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:11:42


Post by: dsteingass


OMG, you don't see the WHOLE room
Especially now..what a clusterfeth!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:12:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


LOL... and how does your better half react to the mess?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:28:37


Post by: dsteingass


Oh, she doesn't mind, it's my room, she understands that creativity is sometimes messy


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:34:51


Post by: Viktor von Domm


she understands that creativity is messy


corrected that for you

by the way... didn´t lady geek wanted to show her own works here?...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:37:49


Post by: dsteingass


She hasn't given it a try quite yet


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/26 23:41:14


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well....*nudge, nudge*


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/27 01:30:03


Post by: dsteingass


I even bought her her very own set of 'Eavy Metal brushes..still in the package So is her Dwarf Battalion
And yes..I eyeball them..often
But she's read every single Gotrek and Felix book.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/30 05:47:14


Post by: Rogue Wolves


I'm rather late but, welcome back none the less! I see your painting has only gotten better with time, fantastic Kroot bebops!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/04/30 07:25:28


Post by: lipsdapips


Lookin' flash Bebop! I like the sense of coherency between these guys, despite them being quite different. The highlights really make the natural aspect of them look quite real. Oh and out of interest can I ask what they're fighting for freedom against? It better not be the Tau


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/01 16:08:04


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks fellas
@rogue welcome bk sir! Thanks though I disagree with your comment, it's not so much my skills but my patience, I dunno, I think I need to paint a banner soon lol
@LDP yes intact, they are rebelling against the tau. YOUR tau. Bunch of oppressive jerks. Well, we here, are sick of it! We want the same rights as you corporate fatcats! Greater good my A$$. >_<


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/02 19:43:43


Post by: Oaka


I'm glad to find this blog, those Kroot are looking great, I absolutely love the poisonous tropical theme you went with. I wish I had seen that idea for doing the meat accessories that come on the Kroot sprue, it's brilliant. I've been doing just simple reds and oranges to represent generic butchered meat, but your method of painting it as part of another exotic animal is great. The added Tau equipment and armor also looks great, I found that mixing the high tech with the low tech can provide some very pleasing aesthetics when it comes to Tau/Kroot. I did one myself a while back:



One idea I had was to make a Kroot sniper using the gun from the Tau sniper drones. I think you would be able to pull it off better than me, if you were interested at all. If you're looking to create a counts-as list that doesn't require a lot of models, I have had a great time using Dark Eldar. The other idea I had was to use henchmen-heavy Grey Knights. The model I posted was actually going to be a Jokearo Weaponsmith. The Grey Knights list gives you lots of ideas for using converted Kroot models, and it sounds like you were interested in going Space Marines anyway. Before I went with Dark Eldar I had originally envisioned a counts-as Kroot list with Inquisitor Coteaz as a Kroot in a stealth suit, Great Knarlocs as Dread Knights, Kroot as Henchmen, which gives you lots of options to model a single Kroot (weaponsmiths, acolytes, mystics, death cult assasins, crusaders). Your converting and painting skills would be more than adequate to be able to properly represent all the different infantry options in that list.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/02 19:50:36


Post by: dsteingass


I really like that brown and gold scheme! Beautiful Oaka!!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/02 21:06:38


Post by: bebopdrums2424


¥£€¥€^^%}!! That is freakin awesome Oaka. And the neon blue war paint is really striking. Thanks for compliments and interest! Ill be closely watching your thread for any updates
Ill post a follow up question about gs work to your thread
Bebop


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/03 20:44:27


Post by: Oaka


Thanks, bebop, I'm a fan of your projects (I used to run Kroot Mercenaries versus Catachan Jungle Fighters in the old Jungle-Fight Codex days). It's a shame that these armies were forgotten once fifth edition came around. I'm looking forward to see more of your work, although your coast-to-coast traveling schedule boggles my mind on how you actually get things done!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/03 23:23:48


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Lol Oaka. I don't. I'm known for extremely long disappearing acts and fizzled out inspiration. Note the dark eldar. But the plus side is that the time way from painting allows me to pre paint in my mind. I've been dreaming this Kroot scheme for months so it was a joy to paint ill keep em coming


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/04 00:44:21


Post by: dsteingass


Bebop, I've owned 2 Tama Rockstar kits, what do you play?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/08 19:24:48


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ steingass, those aren't bad drums. Rock SMS though obviously. I use normally Yamaha drums. They are a bit tighter sounding

Also, I'm back in la for 3 days so that means one mini will get done hopefully. Here's his wip pics. Had to restart the sword. Initially was going to do a looted yellow bad moon chains word, but instead I'm opting for the easier way out and will do the starwars esque Camo instead to tie it in with the rest of the stuff so far. Here's number 4 of the Kroot force. Wip obviously, much to do.
Thoughts please!




Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/08 19:43:01


Post by: Dr H


Looking good so far.
I like the little dots you've done on the pink, something I hadn't thought about doing but will for the future.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/08 21:49:44


Post by: SelvaggioSaky


Loving the stance and the feral attitude of this last one.
Great posing and use of bitz there!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/08 23:32:40


Post by: Viktor von Domm


that scheme definatly you have nailed down... you getting better with each new mini...

but sir... i see moldlines... on the grenades


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/08 23:47:26


Post by: bebopdrums2424


@ Dr H. Thanks, the dots are an easy way to add some exotic texture to alien skin. Something I've been doing awhile now is adding detail with different strokes and textures.

@ sky, thanks sir. I like the pose too except for the pad on his knee, I think it's awkwardly large. But it's too late. On to learning fom my mistakes.

@ Vik Yuuuuup. Sadly, I got pretty far and somehow missed them. I knew you'd notice. Actually, there's a few here and there on this mini. Pretty much a product of building him then leaving for 2 weeks. It's why I can only do one thing at a time, otherwise my momentum is shot and I never finish anything lol. What I'll try to do though vik, is paint them as if they are part of the grenade, well see how we'll I can mask it lol but I'm with ya pal, mold lines are the true enemy of the imperium. Or in this case, zataxallarian Kroot rebels.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/09 00:06:01


Post by: Viktor von Domm


What I'll try to do though vik, is paint them as if they are part of the grenade
clever plan! that is the spirit... making a winng situation ot of a misstake

but i think your painting skills are capable of this... i still marvel at and fondly remember your see through cape you made for these eldar....that sure is some skill that should get rid of mouldlines via painting


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/09 20:10:25


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Well, what a morning. I actually set my alarm for 7:30 am to ensure that I'd have the time to finish this bad boy before jet setting back to NYC!! I'm not sure if that's sad or not. Lol. Well needless to say, the 4th Kroot rebel is finished! Under the time pressure, I'd say he turned out pretty cool. I used a different pink to mix in with the purple. It has more white in it thus a cooler shade than the previous three. I like it though, and I kept his belly nice and warm as a belly should be! I've included some more group shots as well. Thoughts please! Would love to know what ya guys think of the progress!

Cheers!











Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/09 20:16:45


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yes...these really look dangerous!... groupshots are very cool and dynamic looking...moldlines now look like part of the mini... so no need for fear^^

and i think setting your clock for painting...well that shows dedication


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/09 21:01:04


Post by: Briancj


I m not a fan of the shoulderpads, but that's personal taste. Overall, great kit. Each one is full of character and life.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/09 21:20:16


Post by: SelvaggioSaky


Good job mate, group shot looks killy 'enuf


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/09 21:28:06


Post by: dsteingass


Fantastic work Bebop! Now that you are 4 timezones away, what day is it?


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/10 02:27:16


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Thanks guys! Much appreciated the thoughts. Vik I think I was able to hide the line on the grenade not so badly.
Sky, thanks mate
Stein it's still Thursday lol. But I gotta go to Boston tomorrow:(
Brian thanks for input. What's bothering you about the shoulder pads? I'm assuming you mean the white ones? Just curious about your thoughts anything you'd do differently?
On that note, I need to start to develop some kind of rhyme to my reason here. As in, I'm going to use a space marine counts as army. I think. To be frank, list building is about as fun as dentistry, so I could use some major help and creative juice in this regard. Is a space marine codex the way to go? I want to limit my troop count and also provide lots of different troops for cool beastly conversions. Ideas wanted!


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/10 03:23:57


Post by: cormadepanda


I really enjoy your kroot. Love the rough cut feel of them.


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/10 12:17:20


Post by: hdbbstephen


These look fantastic, I really like the group shots. This has given me some serious inspiration for my Kroot Mercenary counts as Marbo idea...


Bebop Paints:: 6/17 Tau Riptide FINAL PICS / Mantis Warrior WIP  @ 2013/05/10 12:22:25


Post by: Briancj


They just look like they're stuck on using magic tau velcro strips or something.

Also, I'd meet you in Boston for lunch or something, since that's where I live, but I will be out in Western Mass this weekend.

--Brian