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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/07 08:35:05


Post by: ciuncky


Hello, and welcome to my current painting blog

I have decided that rather than creating different threads for each crazy gak i paint, i'll keep a single rolling thread and will update the title when needed.

As those following over the years probably noticed, i'm only painting but not playing at all, so it'll be an interesting mix.



What i'll add here to start with is the 2 Horus Heresy plastic boxes - planning on doing Imperial Fists, Thousand Sons and World Eaters.
Haven't decided on the 4th faction yet

I'll paste below links to various completed stages over time.
And now, the original post and the start of the Mechanicus painting!













Ave Deus Mechanicus, brethren adepts

As of today, I will start working on a game-valid, Mechanicus army. This will consist of 2 formations, the death star Cohort Cybernetica and an Ironstrider Cavaliers.
As I understood from other members of the conclave, I should be able to field these 2 formations without needing to declare them as Unbounded.
However, as an adept that has just joined the ranks of the Mechanicus, I still have to learn the rules of Warhammer – so for the time being this is more of a modelling project rather than a battle-ready army.

To please the Omnissiah, the army will be painted in Mars colours and will have its very own diorama. The terrain will be a raised, martian, smoking battlefield. Minimum debris/mechanical parts spread on the soil. However, I am thinking of adding the objective markers as well as part of the diorama, but for the moment I need inspiration to further expand on this subject.

Work has started with the small guys first. That’s the Dominus, the 2 Datasmiths and the 3 riders. Pictures just for the first 3, as the riders were a nightmare to get standing on their own only with blutac. Regarding the Datasmiths, I’m quite happy to see that while their posing is fairly rigid, it is possible to incline one to his left and get a much more dynamic stance.



And a very quick look at how I plan to build/arrange the diorama. Top and front view, for a better noospheric representation. Hexamathical measurements have been taken, and will result in a 45 x 33 centimetres board, in the lettering of Old Earth.





+Clarification: I do intend to use rail (o-Gauge, mode train scale, etc) smoke-generators tied to a series of thin pipes (straws?!) to get a nice smoking battlefield effect. As I understand, the majority of these need a power connection and will not work on simple batteries. Wiring the entire diorama to a wall socket won’t be a problem.+

+Interrogation: Is it possible to fit these generators up-side-down, so the smoke will be pushed down the pipes? Alternatively, is the use of a tiny/laptop fan advised, in order to get the smoke through all the piping and “out of the ground”?+

+Request: Any adept with basic or extensive knowledge about rail-modelling and smoke generators is kindly asked to step forward.+



"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/07 11:28:06


Post by: Januine


ooooh - liking the idea. Have fun with the new AdMech figs - they are glorious!! (Though the Kastelan heads are a bit iffy.....have a look at FW's Castellax for a different take) I've been working through some of the new GW AdMech stuff and really really loving painting them. One wee word of advice, paint them in sub-assemblies; they are so detailed and with some many wee parts it's hard to get into the tiny nooks and crannies otherwise. Enjoy and may the Machine God forever smile upon your calculations


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/07 12:41:23


Post by: ciuncky


Haha, i had a feeling you'd be the first one to comment lol.

Regarding sub-assemblies, i'm all up for that. As you probably noticed on my Death Guard thread, i paint everything and then i put glue to the wound

As for the heads, i got two cool sets, if you need some eBay can help for "alternate Kastelan heads".


I plan on using 3 of them, and for the fourth just use the standard one. Filled in and smoothed out, and paint it as a special:


Thank you for the advice, brother. And may Omnissiah shine upon your Knight!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/07 14:01:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


Subbed. Love that alternate head!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/07 21:50:26


Post by: Januine


that alt head is much cooler. likeeee!!!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/07 22:45:43


Post by: Knightley


Agreed with Gits and Jan, that alt head is the business!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/08 01:01:16


Post by: Stormwall


Wonderful stuff, nice shameless plug! Sub!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/12 10:56:10


Post by: ciuncky


Glad to see y'all like the new heads. They feel a bit weird being so small/short, compared to the bulk of the robot

Also, probably no one noticed - the heads for the Datasmiths are also different, as i didn't liked the kit ones. Went with some from the Ironstrider, but now the cables from the front unit to his head won't fit. Need to work on that

A bit of work was done here inbetween Death Guard contemptor bitz.

Nothing to write home about, really. Just primed the units with Vallejo black surface primer. First time using this stuff, and it's a blast! Even easier to clean the airbrush afterwards



Next step will be masking and painting the robes
Pics, as soon as possible


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/12 11:24:09


Post by: Bash the Bosh


Great work.

Consider me subbed Sir.

Bash


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/13 08:54:43


Post by: ciuncky


Ha, not a lot of work actually Bash
But thanks!

That said, i managed to paint the robes yesterday. I might have went trigger happy on the orange for the Dominus, i'll lay a bit of red laze to see if it fixes it.

Before and after taking off the blutac




And the Dominus blutac'd in place to get a better view


Next step, metals. Probably large areas will be sprayed with Alclad. Then bronze trimming

Anyone who might have a word to say re: the glazing and if it will fix the orange, feel free. Never used a glaze before.

Also, still looking for hints regarding the smoke generators.
Stay tunned!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/13 14:24:25


Post by: Gitsplitta


Very nice airbrushing work. Like the way you blocked off the other areas.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/13 20:10:17


Post by: ciuncky


Yeah, i think i read this idea with blutac here on Dakka. And was thinking wow, that really makes sense.

Of course, it's not very precise around small details, but i can't say i'm bothered, there's minimal blocking to do now


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/14 21:15:44


Post by: LeCacty


Loving the colors. Mechanicum all the WAY!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/14 21:43:19


Post by: Januine


Dominus' dress is looking sweet. lovely effect


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/15 03:32:00


Post by: Knightley


Did you find that the blu-tac left a residue on the bits it was sitting on? I gave this a try once and it may have just been my particular brand of blu-tac, but there was a film of gunk on the bits where paint wouldn't sticl


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/15 04:03:21


Post by: Januine


use a second blob of blu-tack to remove the blu-tac on the model....takes all the residue with it


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/15 07:21:27


Post by: ciuncky


LeCacty wrote:Loving the colors. Mechanicum all the WAY!


Januine wrote:Dominus' dress is looking sweet. lovely effect


Thanks guys, appreciate taking the time to scroll around here

Knightley wrote:Did you find that the blu-tac left a residue on the bits it was sitting on? I gave this a try once and it may have just been my particular brand of blu-tac, but there was a film of gunk on the bits where paint wouldn't sticl


@Januine is right here. Just use a bit of blutac to remove anything. Now, i guess you mean a sticky residue and not tiny bits of blutac? I haven't had any issues like that, but then again i tend to use the same blutac again and again and again. Give it a try as per Januine's instructions or grt a different brand


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/15 08:02:56


Post by: hk1x1


I'm liking the colors on the robes, they look really striking with that orange blend.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/15 08:55:13


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good. I'm gonna be keeping an eye on this thread!

D


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/15 15:24:38


Post by: ciuncky


Thank you both, if i keep getting more feedback like that i might actually drop the idea of toning down the orange.

I start liking it myself a lot more now.
Today i should be able to lay a bit of metal, most probably drybrushed.



"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/15 23:35:39


Post by: LeCacty


If you dont like the orange you could always just wash it.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/19 15:38:46


Post by: ciuncky


Right gang, here we go again!

The Dominus has received some much needed love
All blocked, and metalics drybrushed - touchups needed


And after about 3 more hours, bronze trimmings complete, as well as metal washes and drybrush highlights.




The orange trimmings around the holes in the robe will probably take a lot of time next, so i don't expect to have a quick update

Thanks for looking!
Any ideas, shout
Alex


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/19 18:16:07


Post by: LeCacty


We're in a gang? Nobody told me this!
Wash up the metals with nuln or agrax or both


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/19 21:59:54


Post by: ciuncky


Yeah, ciuncky's gang
Welcome!!!

The metalics are already washed with Nuln Oil. Part of the wash was lost under the highlights, but that was later fixed. I guess the lighting was more than what these pics needed and that's why they look so clean. Anyhow, i don't want to get them very dirty


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/19 22:01:29


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Great work on the Dominus, looks brilliant to me.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/19 22:01:57


Post by: LeCacty


Looking back at it, I can see the wash. It looks a little light, but that may be the lighting added to the fact that I might overwash a little


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/19 22:50:08


Post by: nerdfest09


Word up Magos! that Dominus is looking really good mate! the orange is a great blend and the rest looks suitably mechanicus-y :-)


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/20 00:58:09


Post by: disdamn


These are awesome. the blend on the paint is great


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/20 02:45:56


Post by: Januine


Sweet looking Dom there fella. Great job


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/21 10:18:42


Post by: ciuncky


 LeCacty wrote:
Looking back at it, I can see the wash. It looks a little light, but that may be the lighting added to the fact that I might overwash a little


Yeah, some parts might have been a bit under-washed or the black obscured by new highlights. That said, i'm trying to take it easy on the weathering and not go trigger-happy as with the Death Guard.

Thraxas Of Turai wrote:Great work on the Dominus, looks brilliant to me.

nerdfest09 wrote:Word up Magos! that Dominus is looking really good mate! the orange is a great blend and the rest looks suitably mechanicus-y :-)

disdamn wrote:These are awesome. the blend on the paint is great

Januine wrote:Sweet looking Dom there fella. Great job


Thank you all, a great deal of work went into this little fella. I keep saying that i won't spend as much time on the others, but this is the HQ. I know I'm deluding myself. Not entirely happy with how it looks, but miles away from my skills 2 years ago.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/21 12:56:28


Post by: Gitsplitta


I think he looks terrific ciuncky. Give yourself a break.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/21 18:01:43


Post by: ciuncky


Haha, thanks Gits. That's most probably what i have to do


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/09/21 18:29:34


Post by: hk1x1


I love how you've done all the metal work on this, it looks superb .


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/10/04 20:19:01


Post by: ciuncky


Right adepts,

A lot of time and not any updates here. The Pictorium department has been at work in the metal areas, and after basecoating, washing, two layers of drybrushing and a second diluted wash, behold the results:



And a nice closeup:



Next planned steps, inside of the robes and bronze areas.
And yes, all the heads are missing, those will soon receive some attention as well

End of communicatum
Adeptus offline


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/10/04 22:20:01


Post by: Knightley


Those robes look ace, seeing it done like this reminds me of how I painted my Marines, good nostalgia trip


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/10/05 00:07:35


Post by: Januine


lovely progress there fella


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/10/05 11:26:15


Post by: ciuncky


LeCacty wrote:fun stuff!


Gitsplitta wrote:Excellent work.


Knightley wrote:Those robes look ace, seeing it done like this reminds me of how I painted my Marines, good nostalgia trip


Januine wrote:lovely progress there fella


Cheerios guys, looking forward to the detail painting, not so much to the bronze blocking areas and highlights
But well, as the Omissiah teaches us, "the Machine endures"


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/10/05 19:14:03


Post by: Spacewolverine


That red is really well done. I could never paint then assemble, I'm too messy with super glue


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/10/06 14:51:46


Post by: ciuncky


Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Coming along.

tipios wrote:Nice work.


Thanks guys, appreciated !
Spacewolverine wrote:That red is really well done. I could never paint then assemble, I'm too messy with super glue

It takes some time to get used. I still fail sometimes. The only downside is that you need to imagine a lot how things will look once you put the bitz together

LeCacty wrote:I like cheerios...

WHO doesn't?


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/10/06 20:08:22


Post by: LeCacty


I'm actually eating cheerios right now. Not that gross sweet kind though. Yums. ANYWAYS...


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/11/26 11:13:51


Post by: ciuncky


By the will of Omnissiah and the powers of arcane artefacts, mighty adepts of the Mechanicus have reinfused this thread with life!
tl:dr – thou shalt rise from the dead

Sadly no pics to go after such a long break. I have started to work on the beige bitz of cloth, ruined a cloak and spend an hour to redo to a fairly ignorable level…
Next thing to do is to basecoat, wash and highlight the heads, highlight and wash the cloth, and start blocking out bronze pieces.

Aaaaaaand a new member joins my - up until now single member - family of airbrushes, please welcome a nice Badger Krome !

The next weekends should be busy but hopefully I’ll have time over the week.
Watch this space for updates. A new thread is planned for Imperial Fists and World Eaters based on the BaC set 

***end of stream***


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/11/26 18:27:41


Post by: Gitsplitta


Welcome back, looking forward to the continuation of the blog.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2015/11/30 06:51:52


Post by: evildrcheese


Welcome back to the land of the living.

Looking forward to see what you do with the B@C box. Any conversions planned?

EDC


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2016/10/13 11:24:46


Post by: ciuncky


Hello (again) everyone !

Yes, yes, believe it or not, this is still ongoing. Had a long break after compressor died (awaiting a Neo Air now due to space and noise restrictions) and moved house as well, taking a large dent in our budget with furnishing etc.

Well, I’m happy to say all is good now, I got a solid wood board to stand on top of the livingroom table so I won’t damage that one with my paints etc and I’m back in business!

Sadly the light in the pics below isn’t ideal, I will soon get a desk led lamp to help with that – however, for those of your who are curious, the process of painting the legs and bodies below was a heavy drybrush very close to Awaken Realms’ own video on Youtube, and I hope they won’t get angry with me if I mimic a few more things – albeit at a much lower quality…






A bit of more work went into a communications tower, no WIP pics on that one but will show the complete one soon!
It’s just a very basic mix of metal, brass and corrosion so nothing extra outstanding. Not sure if I’ll use it on the overall display board or just as marker


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2016/10/26 12:50:47


Post by: ciuncky


As promised, the comms tower pictures.
As you can see, the tower itself is not glued to the base, but kept in place by magnets, so it can rotate and can be taken off and used elsewhere.

A bit of black added to various parts of the walkers, and all the still grey parts that could be seen in above image are now painted in metal or black.
Still got two main bodies to block, then I can start airbrushing the red onto them.

Updates to follow as soon as possible, but work keeps me away from my improvised bench :(









"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2016/10/26 13:48:59


Post by: Skinnereal


This is why I got that boss model.
Good tips here for when I hit the paints again.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2016/10/26 13:51:20


Post by: Cleatus


Very nice work on your Mechanicus. Love that comms tower too. Thanks for sharing!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/06/17 10:18:15


Post by: ciuncky


 ciuncky wrote:
By the will of Omnissiah and the powers of arcane artefacts, mighty adepts of the Mechanicus have reinfused this thread with life!
tl:dr – thou shalt rise from the dead

Sadly no pics to go after such a long break. I have started to work on the beige bitz of cloth, ruined a cloak and spend an hour to redo to a fairly ignorable level…
Next thing to do is to basecoat, wash and highlight the heads, highlight and wash the cloth, and start blocking out bronze pieces.

Aaaaaaand a new member joins my - up until now single member - family of airbrushes, please welcome a nice Badger Krome !

The next weekends should be busy but hopefully I’ll have time over the week.
Watch this space for updates. A new thread is planned for Imperial Fists and World Eaters based on the BaC set 

***end of stream***


Sweet Omnissiah! I got to the bottom of the pit and now just quoting myself!
Yes, you guessed it, nearly 3 years later, this is still in play. In the meanwhile we actually bought our first home, so yeah...been busy painting walls instead of minifigures.
And rediscovered the joy of LEGO so now i'm down the rabbit hole.

Anyway, as a quick update, i felt like gluing rather than painting to get a chance to test the small table setup i now have.
Which means i went ahead and prepared all 4 Kastelan Robots for basing.

Some of you might recall (I doubt!) i planned on using some alternate heads. In the end i will use 2 normal, 2 alternate. However, one of the normal one now has a fancy crack to show the alternate one through it!

More pics to follow!




"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/06/19 19:01:14


Post by: ciuncky


Just a really quick update to show the broken Kastelan head.

All parts are now primed and i’ll start painting the metallic area first, same as on the Ironstriders.
So a blatant copy of the 3 layer drybrushing Awaken Realms did



"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/07/01 18:29:32


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's *really* good. Love it!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/07/01 19:12:35


Post by: ciuncky


 Gitsplitta wrote:
That's *really* good. Love it!


Returning customers!
Thanks dude

A bit more work was done. I managed to drybrush and wash all the metallics.
I then remembered i had a bottle of the dreaded Vallejo liquid mask so i thought i should just mask out the metals and airbrush the reds.

Did about half of the bits, out of fear of leaving the rubber too long and it’s already been a few days on some parts, so fingers crossed it won’t come out with the paint underneath. If it breaks the layers, i might just recoat all in black but I honestly don’t feel like putting in so much work again.

Here’s a few stages of the process.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Wth is wrong with my phone! All pics seem fine on it. Slrry for the upside down crap. Welcome to Stranger Things



"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/07/06 14:48:35


Post by: Gitsplitta


Looks like you're really doing some work! Keep at it!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/07/08 20:56:26


Post by: ciuncky


More progress done. Managed to mask all tje metallic areas and spray the rest. Removing the rubber was a pain, i imagine the rubbing way they show online will work on flat surfaces but for minis it just won’t cut it. I burned through 3 sets of latex gloves before i gave up and used my pair of tweezers.

Results are...mixed. There’s a lot of lifted paint around the edges of the rubber, but i feel it looks great and offers some intended effect of paint wear. I still have to apply red washes to bring out a few details but it might end up being a pin was rather than a full wash.

And of course. Once i was nearly done I remembered i was supposed to paint one yellow! So basically rinse and repeat. Not fun

Here’s current status of all parts. Will be on holiday for two weeks, so it’ll be a while before next update. I plan on touching up the metallic where needed so proper progress will come slow for now


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/07/08 21:44:23


Post by: Briancj


Progress is progress, and it's looking good! What will the yellow one represent?

--Brian




"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/07/09 07:55:01


Post by: ciuncky


 Briancj wrote:
Progress is progress, and it's looking good! What will the yellow one represent?

--Brian




All going well and managing to fix the botched black lines, it should be this:
With a metal rather than bronze gun and ammo holder, and probably a dark blue helmet screen.

 ciuncky wrote:
Haha, i had a feeling you'd be the first one to comment lol.





"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2019/07/09 13:34:21


Post by: Briancj


Nice! Looking forward to it!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/12 08:47:07


Post by: ciuncky


Hello, Adepts!

This is getting embarrassing lol. The third time i restart this project, but i couldn't take that pile of shame anymore. So using the extra time spend in traffic during this CV19 lockdown, without further ado, I present to you...

MORE gak DONE


To quickly recap, i've spend about 6 hours touching up the reds and yellows, then the metallic where the paint flaked when lifting the rubber masks. Horrible job that needed to be fixed properly as i decided to go with pretty clean builds / no battle damage.

Starting with a good use for the less used Badger Krome, i did some fancy green and yellow highlights, first time i did at such small scale and a bit difficult due to having a Neo Air compressor which won't allow fine tuning.

Up next, some decal job!
Stay tuned, this thing will END!

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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/13 09:27:06


Post by: ciuncky


 Gitsplitta wrote:
Keep at it!


I wouldn't have expected anyone else to comment first after this hiatus lol!


Anyway, i managed to get to the decals part. It's probably my favourite area of any build, but sweet Omnissiah was this a chore.
As i'm horrible at freehanding, i used the line & square decal that you see on hoods and robes instead of painting it. Of course, the decal is formed of 2 other thin lines, so having to cut those out perfectly, then having to chop the correct decal into a million tiny pieces to make it fit properly to the curves of the models wasn't fun at all!

Final touchup with wite paint to fill in the cracks left by cutting. The pictures actually show a bit of mistake when painting, but not really visible by naked eye so i won't even bother going back to fix those, i'll probably ruin more.

Other decals on Ironstriders and Kastelans were your nomal decal job, nothing to write home about.
Phew, getting there...



"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/14 11:32:28


Post by: Gitsplitta


Wow, that looks fantastic put together! Love the blending on the cloaks too. The whole affair just really jumps off the screen. Excellent work!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/14 19:37:10


Post by: ciuncky


Uhm, right.... some HELP NEEDED

I did some work on the bases and got to a halt now as I ran out of a pot of Martian Ironearth. Another 4 pots ordered, but no idea when they'll ship.

The issue is that I primed the bases black, then sprayed some Khorne Red and finally some Troll Slayer Orange to get a nice variation and have a fancy colour below the cracks.
But the Ironearth dragged EVERYTHING under it so now I can see cork and greenstuff and putty and resin and hell and nightmares through EVERY SINGLE CRACK.

Should I have sealed everything first? Anyone has some experience with this?
At this point my only solution is to soak the bases in Agrax Earthshade and hope it'll cover properly - a test is underway.
I'll then brighten it up a bit with a Troll Slayer dry brush as that's the only orange I have on hand.

Second solution is to apply a second really thin coat of Ironearth over the more obvious culprits and leave the rest as is, and I much more like this idea.
Shouldn't be obvious from arm distance

Anyone else had this issue? Was the paint old and reacted wrong?
What should I do in the future?


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/15 10:06:52


Post by: DalekCheese


This hasn’t happened to me before, but I would say that, in future, either don’t add other paints underneath (just slap the ironearth straight on), or seal it first. That’s just guessing though, so take it with a pinch of salt. Love the minis btw.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/18 09:27:50


Post by: ciuncky


A quick update to show the bases,

Starting with 3 for the Ironstriders, the one with track marks has been so problematic as i (thought) i was out of green stuff so i made them out of an old batch of Oyumaru.
Even after priming and painting some colour on top, as per above post the Ironearth thick paint dragged all around and it looked horrible. Eventually i managed to find a bit of half cured, 6 year old green stuff that did the trick!

Now just waiting on some pots of Ironearth (hopefully delivered today) before i get a quick drybrush on them bases and drill for pinning.
Also need to apply a wash on the metallics


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/18 13:20:29


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice work on the bases. It's a significant part of the model presentation that a lot of folks don't utilize to it's full potential.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/20 08:08:52


Post by: ciuncky


Righty-o!

Managed to get the bases done
And also completed the 2 Datasmiths and the Dominus (the latter only got touchups from the last update ages ago)


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/20 11:47:31


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice blending on the Dominus' cloak. Bases turned out well too! I really like what you've done adding the metal to them. Never thought of that...


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/20 15:14:18


Post by: ciuncky


 Gitsplitta wrote:
Nice blending on the Dominus' cloak. Bases turned out well too! I really like what you've done adding the metal to them. Never thought of that...


The blending is all airbrush work. Take some practice, but i wouldn't be able to achieve such a level just by wet blending. I'm still learning this technique, as i recently got a wet palette to help

Couldn't help myself and got Belisarius Cawl too, to add to the "team"

On the bases, i didn't want the metal to pop too much, at the end of the day it should all be covered in martian dust anyway so i think it turned out okish. What else would you find on martian soil, if not metal haha


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/20 22:37:39


Post by: fingol23


These look great, the red robes are particularly impressive.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/21 16:15:04


Post by: ciuncky


And finally, a JUICY update!

Got all the Kastelans glued up. Tried to offer them the most dynamic pose given the relatively rigid stance (chopped up the pins on 2 legs so a bit more movement was offered)
But the main dynamism comes from the shoulder gun, head pose and most importantly, arms.

Front and back view for all of them!

Contemplating if i should apply a thin white edge highlighting on the sharp edges etc. Might look good, but not 100% decided yet. On the Yellow one it'd be virtually invisible so maybe i try on that, and if i don't fancy i just stop for the rest.
The plan would be to apply this to all Kastelans and Ironstriders (plenty of sharp panels there!)


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/21 16:31:01


Post by: Gitsplitta


Fantastic modeling work on those! I have ne'er seen more dynamic and interesting poses. Blue ribbon goes to the shattered face plate with the head details underneath!

You'll love Cawl... he's so bloody useful.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/26 14:43:01


Post by: ciuncky


 Gitsplitta wrote:

You'll love Cawl... he's so bloody useful.


I don't actually play...even though i started this ages ago hoping i'll get around to it, i've never.
Maybe one day, when i'll have a kid to share the hobby with lol.

Below the state Ironstriders were in. Sadly friends came along with a kid and he left his greasy marks everywhere so paint had difficulty sticking to anything. Also a pretty old pot, so very thin with a lot of pigment dried on the side.
What you see is after 3 layers of paint and i got a bit sick of painting all that - contemplating if i should mask all metal and just spray it all red. Might save time after all...


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/26 15:05:55


Post by: Gitsplitta


Ah, but it looks prettier this way!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/26 15:12:23


Post by: ciuncky


Dunno, don't really "feel it". Plus it would be a contrast to the rest of the red metal so not sure i'm up for that. I decided to mask, and did part of it already with blutack, the big parts will just be covered in masking tape.

Let's see how they come out!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/28 09:18:14


Post by: ciuncky


At long last, the armies of The Omnissiah march!

Skipped over pics the last few boring steps. Long story short the airbrushed Ironstrier bodies came out perfect so all i had left was a bit of weathering on the feet, matte coat and finally a gloss touchup on all the lenses etc (sadly not visible in pictures).
No proper images to add to the Completed Log until i somehow source a proper photo camera and lights. Until then, these should do

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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/28 11:55:00


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nicely done and an enjoyable project to watch. You should post a group photo.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/05/30 20:48:32


Post by: Briancj


VERY nice work!

--Brian


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/02 07:25:01


Post by: JustALittleOrkish


I love the super vibrant style


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/04 10:18:11


Post by: ciuncky


Gitsplitta wrote:Nicely done and an enjoyable project to watch. You should post a group photo.


Briancj wrote:VERY nice work!

--Brian


JustALittleOrkish wrote:I love the super vibrant style


Thanks all, i'm overall pretty happy with the result too!
@Gitz, once sun hits so i can do a proper natural light picture, i'll take a snap of all!


In the meanwhile, i've decided to convert this Mechanicus exclusive thread to a full archive of what i'm painting. Modified the first post a bit to reflect that, and also the name.



Current project is a Chaos Knight as well as the Thousand Sons part of the Burning of Prospero box.
As i like having 2 projects going at the same time, in case i get fed up with a painting scheme.

Images will follow ASAP!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/04 16:12:59


Post by: ciuncky


Quick update after i managed to grab some pics of the Knight.

First off was a lot of filling and sanding, as i didn't want to have trench gaps between the smooth parts on legs etc.

Once that was done, basecoated all armour plates in Desert Tan and highlighted white.
All metallics also painted with the new Vallejo which looked amazing, only to be afterwards totally drenched in a wash of Seraphim Sephia.
Reason for that is i wanted final highlight to provide some shine, rather than do a normal wash and lose that element.

So there you go, last 2 images showing the head before and after a really heavy drybrush
More soon!


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/05 15:51:38


Post by: ciuncky


Well well well, as any self-respecting Chaos Knight, i went with the chainsword and the gauntled.

That left me with a cannon that i had no use for, except for some bits i could probably use for basing other kits.
BUT wait - why not use it to "base" this one?

After some fiddling, main cannon body turned upside-down, the holding part of the arm turned into two pipe exits, and some pewter cables to make any Magos happy,

LO AND BEHOLD.
And yes, that's the mark of chaos, trying to get some contact paper cut to size and mask the symbol on the top carapace.


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/06 18:09:15


Post by: ciuncky


Carapace update!

After being really unhappy with my freehand attempt at drawing the mark of chaos (the circle was a nightmare to get right!)
I ordered some contact paper and for those looking for a TLDR; i’m in love with that stuff!

I stripped the carapace and shoulder pads after a night sitting in Dettol, and painted it first red with orange highlights.
Then applied some gloss as it seems the contact paper aka mask leaves some residue behind on matte coatings.

And then went to town on cutting!
Sadly due to the small imperfections, spikes and cracks, the mask didn’t stick well enough and in places some paint can be seen where it shouldn’t. I plan on adding some better defined white/sand cracks and then cover with red the mistakes, though mixing paints to the exact tone on the arrows will be a pain. Oh well...

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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/07 14:49:26


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


That's a beautiful effect! I don't mind the bits of white mixed in to the arrows at all, it makes it look rougher and more chaos-y.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/07 19:01:40


Post by: ciuncky


Hey, thanks for stopping by!

I absolutely agree! However some spots were excessive missprays so i covered as good as i could. It’s hard to see due to the gloss coat.

In the meanwhile i rectified a lot of that and added some more “cracks” on the sides, so it looks really chaos-y now


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/09 11:11:18


Post by: ciuncky


Time to show you all the second ongoing project, which is the 5 terminators and Ahriman from the Burning of Prospero box.

A quick overview of the steps below...
Basecoated gloss black then copper
Highlighted pale gold (a useless step, details below)
And sprayed candy red on top
And applied decals

Sadly i wasn't particularly happy with how thin the candy red was to show a contrast between the copper and gold areas
so what i decided to do was to spray them heavily again (imagine a really heavy wash). Disadvantage is that there's no more contrast, though for the 20 MK4 armour that will follow i might give a very thin coat of copper over black and have 10 copper and 10 gold to create some contrast between the units.

The massive advantage of what i did is that it dried thicker on the side of details, meaning it's pretty much like a wash!
Saving a lot of time and with no shine loss due to Nuln Oil - which i still plan on adding to particular areas, think pin wash etc.

Onto pics, then!





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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/11 12:47:59


Post by: ciuncky


Quick update here on the Knight progress.

Slow due to an oil wash that had to partially dry for 2 days before i managed to apply a second coat.

Also, i've been toying with using the cannon / gun shield as an extra shoulder shield but as per last image, while it looks cool - it's simply too big and takes away from other points of the moder. Shame...

1st image shows a before and after - setting a panel wash and then dragging the mud around to give a bit of tonal variation to the entire plate, rather than applying a wash on the entire piece. Loving the restul.
2nd image shows a before and after of the second coat. Dragging the mud around on 1st step cleared it from a lot of places so a second coat was added to make it stand out.

Looks like a sore thumb atm but the effect should lose some of the impact once bronzes are painted.

Still can't decide what to do with the base... :(


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/11 13:09:43


Post by: Gitsplitta


Fantastic progress on the knight details. It'll make the difference in the end.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/11 17:44:39


Post by: Theophony


Knights are looking fantastic , love the chaos star effect.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/15 14:09:44


Post by: ciuncky


Thanks all, it keeps me going!

A bit more work done and added some glowing green / yellow areas to break up the metal (especially on the torso).

Also, completed the base - was going after an effect that showed how bulky the knight was, with concrete broken around his feet but it turned out looking more as a platform than anything else. Not entirely happy, but overall colours etc work real well and don't take too much from the main "subject". Will add a bit of grass and barbed wire after i pin the feet.


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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/19 17:52:08


Post by: ciuncky


More work done, slowly threading the bronze areas. Overall easy to paint, but maddening to paint the thin relief line between the broze areas and the armour panels. I’ve seen many ignore them, but at this scale they really bulk up the overall view.

The bronze was applied “in two thin coats” but i liked the darkness and shine of it so much i decided not to wash amd highlight, but leave as is.
Then managed to paint the oxidation on all the bronze as well.

And finally, pinned the feet to the base, laid a bit of barbed wire and done three times the weathering because the earth dust looked different on the panels, feet and flag. Got to a point where i’m happy.

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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/25 10:29:29


Post by: ciuncky


Work work work!

The Knight took a bit of a backstage seat while it properly dries. Mishandled it while pinning and the armour panel oils are a horrible smudge so i cleaned it up and reapplied where possible to tie it all up.

In the meanwhile i started on Imperial Fists. 5 terminators from Betrayal at Calth and 20 Mk III marines from Burning of Prospero. Loadout won’t be legal as i’m doing 5 each so not a full 10 squad.
Also using the BaC character (removed head and using a termie one, helm-less heads in the Grimdark just won’t fly, mate! - pic below) and the Command Squad (not washed and not shown below) from Forgeworld + Phalanx upgrade and Rotor Cannons

I’m planning on painting them as below (yellow means standard scheme, black means veteran):

Terminator Sergeant - Black version
Terminator Squad - Yellow
Standard Bearers - Yellow
Phalanx Squad - Black w/ Yellow Shields
Heavy Rotor Squad - Yellow
Bolters Squad - Yellow
Heavy Weapons Squad - Mix as following
- 2x Heavy Bolter - Yellow
- 2x Melta - Yellow
- 1x Plasma - Black

Let’s see how this madness will go!

Also - anyone used and could recommend BLACK weathering powders? Can’t seem to find any!
Would like black bases to show a burned / scorched battlefield.

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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/26 15:16:50


Post by: ciuncky


Wrapped up the Knight.

Not the best light or pics, but side shots should help show details a lot better.
A challenge and learned some new techniques!

A nifty thing rather than using magnets to be able to rotate the torso was to glue a bit of sprue over (see firstimage).
Got the idea while playing with poses, and this allows (as shown on 2nd and 3rd images) to pose rather dynamically by rotating and also pointing torso downwards or upwards.

Arms fully mobile except for distance from torso which was glued in place

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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/26 21:05:38


Post by: Briancj


Grind up a stick of charcoal in a coffee grinder, or shave it down with sandpaper. Black weathering powder.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/06/27 18:34:54


Post by: tinfoil


The Knight is looking really good, assembled!


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/07/01 13:53:21


Post by: ciuncky


Briancj wrote:Grind up a stick of charcoal in a coffee grinder, or shave it down with sandpaper. Black weathering powder.

Thanks, that should work well for the future. As i have a gas BBQ...managed to find some Soot Black powder that i ordered and i can’t wait to test!

tinfoil wrote:The Knight is looking really good, assembled!


Gitsplitta wrote:Love that!


Thanks both! I’m pondering if to add a mix of lahmian and ardcoat to the bronze areas to bring back a bit of the shine on the Knight. Thoughts?


Other than that, spent the week building the Imperial Fists. And filling gaps on backpacks, not anfun thing for 15 units. All i need is an extra flamer that i should get in the post any day now to complete the terminators. I opted for certain loadouts based on what i liked most so shoukd be a fancy, diverse team at the end ha

Now waiting on good weather so i can spray a thin coat of auto primer that i found great for resin, and then i’ll move to the airbrush primer etc.
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/07/01 15:00:09


Post by: H


That knight looks awesome, some great ideas for when I maybe get to make a Chaos Knight myself.


"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog - CHAOS KNIGHT COMPLETE & THOUSAND SONS (30k) @ 2020/07/02 11:26:49


Post by: ciuncky


Happy to be able to inspire! I still feel disappointed at the bronze area so i might give it a bit of shine. Keep that in mind!

Quite a few places to go wild with details and improve the all metal look of the chassis so that's cool too