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Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/07/16 10:54:03


Post by: LutherMax


I've been posting stuff here for a while now, so thought it was high time I started my own thread to keep everything in one place. I play Blood Angels so most of what I'll be posting will be them, but I do occasionally deviate and paint some Orks, Skitarii, misc Imperial Agents etc.

I won't delve too deep into the archives (you can see a bit more on my website http://www.themightybrush.com) but here are a few of my most recent completed projects.



























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/07/17 09:58:06


Post by: Meph


Woah, dude. so much good stuff. I mist jay, the thing that jumps out the most are those incredibly cool 'clean' sanguinary guard. And you even managed to make that plastic relic dread look good. I always though those proportions were just a tad off compared to the Forgeworld ones. But you paint job does it justice.

And well, lovely shades of red overall.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/07/17 18:49:35


Post by: youwashock


Marvelous painting all around. Great camo on the scouts.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/07/17 22:32:05


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks both, lots more coming soon!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/19 16:03:35


Post by: LutherMax


Here's Inquisitor Consadine, based on the classic Daemonhunters codex artwork, built and painted as a commission.

You can read more about the project here.








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/20 17:12:32


Post by: LutherMax


And now back to the Blood Angels with a Deimos Pattern Rhino...








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/20 19:17:06


Post by: JamesY


Lovely stuff in here


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/21 12:25:30


Post by: Elnibbus


Ooooh Lawdy, that's one spicy meat-ah-bolle...

I mean, nice Rhino LM!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/21 12:30:20


Post by: Azazelx


Amazing Deimos Rhino!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/21 18:47:52


Post by: ColonelFazackerley


Lovely rhino.

Will you get bored of painting red things at some point?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/21 23:13:45


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

 ColonelFazackerley wrote:
Lovely rhino.

Will you get bored of painting red things at some point?


Funny you should mention that... watch this space...


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I do occasionally paint green things:















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/22 04:50:36


Post by: lipsdapips


wow Luther your paintwork is beautiful! And you can do all colours and sizes! Fantastic work my friend, consider me subbed


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/25 07:39:08


Post by: ColonelFazackerley


The knight is Gerald, I think. Lovely.

Is that a painboy? I dont think I have seen him before. Good job.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/08/25 21:23:00


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks both!

Yep that's Gerald, and yep that's a Painboy. I like painting Orks every now and then - helps break up the red.

I have something else non-red coming up actually... watch this space!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/11 19:15:42


Post by: LutherMax


Donatus Aphael, Captain of the Blooded, 2nd Company of the Blood Angels.

This model was converted for me by a friend of mine, and painted by me.








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/12 11:14:57


Post by: Elnibbus


Damn son, that is fine!

I'm guessing the cloak is from the Loken mini? What about the head and plasma pistol?

It's a most splendid paint job indeed: the sword is particularly nice.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/13 04:27:47


Post by: ApaceKittens


Oh shiny. very nice paintjob.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/13 11:29:10


Post by: insaniak


Lovely work. Characterful conversion finished with a great paintjob.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/13 13:10:50


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!


 Elnibbus wrote:
Damn son, that is fine!

I'm guessing the cloak is from the Loken mini? What about the head and plasma pistol?

It's a most splendid paint job indeed: the sword is particularly nice.



Here's the full bits list:

- Pistol from Sternguard kit
- Head from Deathwatch kit (with green stuff sculpted hair)
- Torso is from BA tactical squad with the tabbard resculpted to fit the flow of the model
- Legs from Sanguinary Guard, with a sculpted chapter symbol on left leg
- Iron Halo from clam pack captain
- Backpack from multi-part commander
- Cloak from Forge World Loken
- Shoulder pads from BA upgrade spure and Sanguinary Guard kit


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/14 20:05:46


Post by: ColonelFazackerley


Very lovely. The cloak is awesome. Is that freehand?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/15 04:02:32


Post by: youwashock


Fabulous collaboration on the Captain.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/15 11:10:51


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks both!

 ColonelFazackerley wrote:
Very lovely. The cloak is awesome. Is that freehand?


I wish I could say so, but no, that is still a skill untapped for me. It's a transfer from the Forge World Blood Angels sheet. It wasn't easy to apply!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/24 11:11:00


Post by: LutherMax


Here's my first Raptor (and first Primaris)!

















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/25 02:02:01


Post by: whalemusic360


Bad news, I think your Raptor is even better then your BA!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/25 03:10:50


Post by: Hollow


Excellent work Luther. I really like the teal you achieved on the knight. Any chance of a run down on how to blatantly copy it.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/25 19:54:09


Post by: LutherMax


whalemusic360 wrote:Bad news, I think your Raptor is even better then your BA!


Ha, thanks! I'm really happy with this guy I have to say. I will come back to the BA but more of these will be coming first

Hollow wrote:Excellent work Luther. I really like the teal you achieved on the knight. Any chance of a run down on how to blatantly copy it.


Thanks Hollow! Hmm, that's going back a bit actually but I used FW Artists Acrylic Inks over a silver base. I think the colours were Turquoise and then Dark Green to shade.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/26 09:17:09


Post by: schoon


Very nice airbrush work on the Primaris. Well done.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/09/26 18:53:33


Post by: Elnibbus


Good grief that is an amazing Raptor Marine!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/10/08 17:15:44


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

And here's the first full (well, 5-man) unit, weighing in at 90 minutes per marine when batch painted...

























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/10/08 19:25:02


Post by: whalemusic360


They look very tacticool.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/10/23 21:13:34


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks whalemusic!

Here's the next five dudes...





























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/10/27 13:36:36


Post by: Mad Monk's Mekshop


Very fine blending and light-realism! I really enjoy your stuff, my good sir!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/11/05 22:33:29


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks!

Here's the first vehicle – a Predator!









Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/11/07 19:31:58


Post by: ColonelFazackerley


The weathering is very lovely.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/11/07 22:20:02


Post by: youwashock


Amazing level of detail.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/11/07 22:22:38


Post by: Desubot


Slick work man.

love the green.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/11/11 18:52:54


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

@ ColFaz, maybe it’ll survive our next battle now it’s weathered


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/11/18 22:35:07


Post by: LutherMax


Back with some Blood Angels! Latest recruits in the Death Company...

























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/12/09 17:37:26


Post by: LutherMax


To celebrate the unlocking of one of my favourite Space Marine kits to the Blood Angels in the new Codex, I dusted off the one I bought and painted when it was first released and re-photographed it.









Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/12/12 20:36:08


Post by: ColonelFazackerley


It's a nice kit. It reminds me of apocalypse now. Slightly let down by the details on the scouts (like their heads).

Your paint is excellent, of course.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/12/12 23:03:19


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks ColFaz! You’re right about the heads - if I do one of these for the Raptors I’ll probably use heads from Skitarii or Scion kits...


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/12/29 21:08:42


Post by: LutherMax


Hope you all had a good Sanguinala! I managed to find some time to finish a couple of Razorbacks – and a few other things are not far off too...

























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/12/30 02:46:16


Post by: Guildenstern


Lovely work! really enjoy the blending and the weathering

I can't help but think those treads need some dirt though =D


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/12/30 23:44:24


Post by: youwashock


Gotta love those heat-stressed barrels.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2017/12/31 11:06:50


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

And now...



Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/01 19:32:20


Post by: ColonelFazackerley


May your ferrule stay clean and your nozzle never sputter.

Your paint on the razorbacks is exemplary.

The rhino chassis does have a few joins on that have always bothered me. If I ever paint a monkeigh vehicle again, I'll have to see if I can fix it.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/01 22:54:10


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks Colonel!

Yes, the Rhino (and variants) kits are showing their age... These on the other hand are wonderful kits!



























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/06 00:03:21


Post by: LutherMax


Boom!















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/06 00:34:38


Post by: youwashock


Boom, indeed. The fliers and Whirlwinds look great.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/06 04:17:29


Post by: kavika0311


Incredible looking vehicles! Do you make your own decals?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/06 09:52:11


Post by: LutherMax


youwashock wrote:Boom, indeed. The fliers and Whirlwinds look great.


Thanks!

kavika0311 wrote:Incredible looking vehicles! Do you make your own decals?


Thanks kavika - the Raptors decals are from chaptercustomizer.com and the others are from various GW sheets.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/18 21:06:05


Post by: ColonelFazackerley


All very nice. I am amazed how fast your Raptors are coming together.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/20 01:01:20


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks ColFaz! It's peaks and troughs really – I had all these vehicles on the go at the same time so they got finished in quick succession – but I have been quite productive of late I must say.

I would like to have a fully painted and cohesive army within this edition!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/01/20 17:05:16


Post by: LutherMax


Couple o' Pink Horrors for Silver Quest tonight...





Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/03 19:54:45


Post by: LutherMax


Finally finished my two Redemptor Dreadnoughts. I had planned to do more detail and weathering but there's so much in the queue I just had to get them done. I did paint both weapons for both Dreads at least

Gatling Cannon












Plasma Incinerator












Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/03 22:18:08


Post by: MajorTom11


I've always loved the Raptors scheme, but you are killin it man. Everything looks fantastic and super consistent, and your use of various spot colors on occasion really helps keep things interesting too. Your general feel for contrast and saturations is very strong. Great stuff, thanks for sharing.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/25 21:35:33


Post by: LutherMax


Thank you very much MajorTom!

Back to infantry and I finished another five Intercessors today. This takes me up to 15, so I can field 3x squads in a Battalion detachment but ultimately I will have 30 so I can max out those squads.














Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/25 23:25:53


Post by: MajorTom11


I think we are going to need a Raptors army shot....


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/26 00:19:46


Post by: lipsdapips


Have to agree with MajorTom, you truly are killing this raptors scheme. The paintwork is excellent! So often I see painters airbrush lazily with intent to get finishes like you've achieved, and it usually looks lackluster or tacky. Your painting style is considerate, subtle yet really makes everything pop super well!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/26 05:59:40


Post by: youwashock


More awesome work. These guys are just stellar.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/27 07:51:18


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks very much for the comments! I’m still loving painting these so I’m super happy others are still enjoying seeing them.

I think I’ll be ready for an army shot soon, but I need to finish a couple of HQs first!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/27 14:19:57


Post by: Yorkright


I would love a shot of the army too. Exceptional work, my only complaint is that you live to far away from me to get a game in.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/27 14:46:39


Post by: thecountrygoblin


 LutherMax wrote:
Here's Inquisitor Consadine, based on the classic Daemonhunters codex artwork, built and painted as a commission.


I love the attitude of his frenzied attack here. Your painting skills highlight his expression of fury! This whole thread is filled with beautiful work.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/29 23:40:10


Post by: LutherMax


Yorkright wrote: I would love a shot of the army too. Exceptional work, my only complaint is that you live to far away from me to get a game in.


Well if you're ever in the UK I'm game!

thecountrygoblin wrote:I love the attitude of his frenzied attack here. Your painting skills highlight his expression of fury! This whole thread is filled with beautiful work.


Thanks mate, lots more to come!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/30 01:17:39


Post by: San76


Just gorgeous work! Like everyone else, I’m blown away by those raptors!! That is the first Primaris dread I’ve liked.
Don’t suppose you would share your colours?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/30 21:42:34


Post by: LutherMax


 San76 wrote:
Just gorgeous work! Like everyone else, I’m blown away by those raptors!! That is the first Primaris dread I’ve liked.
Don’t suppose you would share your colours?


Thanks man! As for the colours, I did a tutorial!

And now it's back to the beloved boys in red.

I promised when I sold my Blood Angels that I would never wholly abandon the Sons of Sanguinius. The opportunity to come back to them was presented by a good friend of mine, who after buying a few items from my collection commissioned me to paint these two Xiphon Interceptors. And very enjoyable to paint they were too! I hope he likes them and that they serve him well. We'll find out in a couple of weeks as I'm delivering them in person!




















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/30 21:58:35


Post by: MajorTom11


Love what you did with the cockpit lighting... very nice indeed and never seen it done quite that way before. As with your raptors, beautiful saturations and modulation (which you wisely toned down the gradient extremes for the red), though if I may offer one small critique, I think the blacks could be a bit deeper or more modulated, a touch flat grey compared to the rest.

Awesome job as usual -


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/03/31 11:46:23


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks MajorTom! Fair point about the black/grey. The models are actually a bit darker in reality than in these pics (the stand makes them quite close to the lamp, which is fixed to the top of the light box), so the black/grey does seem deeper – but I agree a bit more contrast on those areas would be good.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/04/02 18:28:49


Post by: whalemusic360


I actually hadn't noticed the cockpit until Tom mentioned it. Are the guys painted white/light blue as if lit from the controls?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/04/02 19:15:48


Post by: LutherMax


 whalemusic360 wrote:
I actually hadn't noticed the cockpit until Tom mentioned it. Are the guys painted white/light blue as if lit from the controls?


The pilots and cockpit interior were painted dark blue, and the pilot was painted white on his front side only to give the impression of being lit from the controls, yes. The cockpit glass was tinted blue-green with ink to add to this effect, getting darker and more opaque towards the edges that meet the fuselage.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/04/03 15:00:36


Post by: San76


More great work!

Thanks for the tutorial


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/04/03 21:05:10


Post by: LutherMax


 San76 wrote:
More great work!

Thanks for the tutorial


Thank you mate!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/05/28 14:23:10


Post by: LutherMax


Hi guys, I'm back after a forced hiatus due to (another) arm injury. I was a bit worried about further loss of movement and feeling but all seems to be well after about a month of recovery

I thought I'd test out my painting hand and ease myself in with a single model, so here is the first HQ character I've completed for the Raptors – Lieutenant Korik. I wanted to keep him consistent with the troops but I did spend a little bit longer over the highlights and details.

Hope you like him!










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/05/29 02:59:23


Post by: youwashock


Back with a vengeance. He looks great!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/07 21:11:53


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks youwashock!


Now, you guys are probably bored of seeing these but I’ve finished another five Intercessors! I actually enjoy painting them quite a lot but this brings my total up to 20 marines so it will soon be time for something different – and arguably more interesting

Anyway, I hope you like them!




















































Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/14 19:41:10


Post by: LutherMax


Next up, Predator No. 2 for the Armoury...






Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/14 21:50:52


Post by: MajorTom11


Who wants a step by step?
>*This guy*<


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/14 21:56:24


Post by: LutherMax


 MajorTom11 wrote:
Who wants a step by step?
>*This guy*<




Well I did write this little tutorial: https://www.themightybrush.com/how-to-paint-raptors-space-marines/

Most of it is the same for vehicles except I spray the Athonian Camoshade - using it more like a tint - and then use dark brown oil wash for recess shading. The chipping is done with a sponge and then there’s some light rust oil wash around the bottom.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/14 23:09:33


Post by: MajorTom11


Who instantly got his step by step?
>*This guy*<


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/14 23:17:59


Post by: Lum


I might steal your green for my Salamanders. If I ever get around painting them instead of adding more and more stuff^^


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/14 23:33:46


Post by: LutherMax


MajorTom11 wrote:Who instantly got his step by step?
>*This guy*<


LOL

Lum wrote:I might steal your green for my Salamanders. If I ever get around painting them instead of adding more and more stuff^^


Steal away! Darker, grittier Salamanders would look awesome I reckon!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/15 04:58:38


Post by: LeminyFresh


I wish I could pick one thing out of your work to comment on, but it is all fantastic. You really nail that gritty look on those marines and the colors and shading transition beautifully.

I aspire to paint this well.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/17 15:01:39


Post by: LutherMax


Thank you very much for your kind words Leminy!


Been working hard last couple of days to get this guy finished. Captain Tuvor of the IInd Company.











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Aaaand the promised army-so-far shot...



Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/17 21:11:33


Post by: Knightley


Ughhhhh, That army shot is so damn good, Luther you've out done yourself!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/17 21:42:46


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks Knightley!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/17 23:04:03


Post by: San76


Amazing man. Love the base you’ve built for your captain. And as always the choice of colours, and execution....perfect!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/19 04:25:17


Post by: whalemusic360


Ugh, it’s so good. That’s is one tacticool space marine force.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/22 20:27:16


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate it!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/23 18:13:55


Post by: LutherMax


Next up – some quick n' dirty shotgun scouts...

























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/23 20:20:43


Post by: youwashock


Nice move going with the Scion heads. Looks great.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/06/23 23:07:41


Post by: lipsdapips


Quick and dirty still tops my best seconding youwashock, the scion heads and fist make for a subtle yet striking conversion. Biker shotgun bit is also such a good one - great job!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/14 19:22:46


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks mate!

Next up, a Kayvaan Shrike conversion I knocked up...







Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/20 21:16:41


Post by: LutherMax


These were a lot of fun to paint. As a result the process went very quickly, up until the detailing which I spent a lot longer than expected and intended because I was having so much fun! So my hat’s off to the miniature designers for that! I do think they’re better without those little shields on the assault bolters tho


























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/21 01:34:55


Post by: youwashock


They do look awesome. I agree leaving the shield off looks better.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/22 20:43:46


Post by: insaniak


Fantastic work!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/28 20:48:21


Post by: LutherMax


Briefly back to Blood Angels. I dread to think how long ago I started this model. Five years maybe. And I finished it today








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/29 01:02:40


Post by: Arakasi


Beautiful work.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/31 21:16:48


Post by: LutherMax


 Arakasi wrote:
Beautiful work.


Danke!

And now, without much further ado, the Space Marine equivalent of the US Army Bradley IFV.

This was a funny project. It went from nothing to almost finished in four hours, and then I spent probably three times that long detailing and weathering it – but at the same time trying to keep the weathering subtle. I figured it would be good practice for the relic vehicles I will be painting in the future.










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/31 22:26:17


Post by: whalemusic360


As close to perfect as it gets.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/07/31 22:41:30


Post by: Misfitttoys


Great great work! Very inspirational to me!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/01 03:18:14


Post by: youwashock


Yeah, you pretty much crushed that one outta the park.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/04 10:05:47


Post by: LutherMax


 whalemusic360 wrote:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/08/03/3rd-aug-luthers-raptorsgw-homepage-post-4/

Apparenty GW agrees! Congrats!



Ha ha apparently!

Thanks guys


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/05 10:25:01


Post by: LutherMax


Next up some plasma Inceptors...

























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/11 20:33:01


Post by: LutherMax


I loved this model when I first saw it, but I felt my buddy Legofingerz improved it even further with his excellent conversion, so I did what all good artists do when they see a great idea. I stole it.








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Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/12 14:21:39


Post by: LutherMax


Hot on the Chappie's heals, here's the Apothecary...










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/13 12:54:10


Post by: Elnibbus


Now that is something very special indeed. Lovely work on the armour.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/14 05:39:15


Post by: youwashock


Both fantastic examples of paintwork, but that chaplain is an outstanding piece. The little aquilas on his prayer strips...just too good.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/14 14:50:22


Post by: Evil-D185


Wow Luthermax your painting skills are inspiring!

Especially the Xiphon Interceptors, the cockpits are fantastic.
I was going to paint my cockpits of my Vipers in my blog but after seeing your interceptors I might have to rethink that.

I am amazed you could glaze the cockpit windows so well without the colour dispersing the sides and corners.

Bloody well done!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/14 22:11:57


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

@ Evil-D, the cockpit glass was super easy! I sprayed the inside with Daler Rowney FW Acrylic Ink using an airbrush. I think the colour was ‘Dark Green’ but it’s quite blue-y. Then around the lower / rear edges I used a dark grey-green paint to make it more opaque. The pilot is just painted black and sprayed White from in front.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/15 09:03:37


Post by: Evil-D185


 LutherMax wrote:
Thanks for the comments!

@ Evil-D, the cockpit glass was super easy! I sprayed the inside with Daler Rowney FW Acrylic Ink using an airbrush. I think the colour was ‘Dark Green’ but it’s quite blue-y. Then around the lower / rear edges I used a dark grey-green paint to make it more opaque. The pilot is just painted black and sprayed White from in front.


So simple but such a great result


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/22 21:03:30


Post by: LutherMax


Hellblasters Squad 01. Credit goes to my buddy William for the idea to paint the helmets yellow, which I think works really well

Group




Sergeant






Marine 1








Marine 2








Marine 3







Marine 4








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/22 21:14:32


Post by: youwashock


Mastefully done. The yellow is a nice touch.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/23 20:45:35


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks youwashock!

Next up, some Sternguard made from the FW Legion Recon Squad!





























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/23 21:08:19


Post by: lipsdapips


Your raptors scheme befits those models especially well. Great stuff as ever, Luthermax!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/26 17:17:24


Post by: LutherMax


And here he is, the man himself!

The cape on this model was expertly sculpted by the talented Dawn Crusade.












Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/26 18:54:25


Post by: youwashock


I agree that your color scheme suits these particular models to a T. Great group. I don't know Issodon from Adam, but it seems that most versions of him are understated compared to other characters. Interesting.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/08/27 22:02:03


Post by: LutherMax


Today I painted up a Cullexus Assassin for a friend of mine. I will be doing the other Assassins too at some point. First time I've ever started and finished a model on the same day!










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/16 19:34:53


Post by: LutherMax


It’s been a while since I posted but I’ve not been idle – far from it in fact! I’m working on several projects, some of which have required stripping and repainting several times. More on that later, but meantime I’ve been chipping away at Lieutenant Runnik, who was started probably over a year ago and is only now complete…








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/17 21:28:45


Post by: Eggroll


Runnik looks ace Luther! Still can't believe you gave up the BA army but given how well these guys are turning out it does take the edge off the betrayal Keep cranking them out!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/17 23:07:27


Post by: LutherMax


 Eggroll wrote:
Runnik looks ace Luther! Still can't believe you gave up the BA army but given how well these guys are turning out it does take the edge off the betrayal Keep cranking them out!



Ha ha thanks mate

I'm still a Blood Angel at heart, just needed a change! Will still paint the odd BA model from time to time


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/17 23:29:28


Post by: whalemusic360


You can send the Raptors to me any time you feel like switching back.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/18 03:08:43


Post by: youwashock


One of my favorite Primaris models and you have definitely rocked it.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/18 13:37:47


Post by: LutherMax


whalemusic360 wrote:You can send the Raptors to me any time you feel like switching back.




youwashock wrote:One of my favorite Primaris models and you have definitely rocked it.


Thank you sir!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/27 22:19:40


Post by: LutherMax


This is a commission piece for follower of the blog who reached out to me wanting a Raptors Dreadnought to join his all-Dread army. I rarely take commissions but this sounded like a cool project so this Brother will be honoured to join the ranks and represent the Raptors in his force!








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/27 22:22:55


Post by: lipsdapips


He can put his hand to anything! Great work. I was about to say that he'd make a great addition to your army and was perfectly up to standard with the rest of your work, before reading that it was a commission. There's clearly passion in your stuff and it's admirable to see you perform to the same quality for others as you would for yourself. Awesome work - I'm sure that your client will be chuffed


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/09/27 22:37:30


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Pretty much blown away by everything in this blog! The primaris apothecary is definitely up there as my favourite here, great job.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/10/26 21:18:56


Post by: LutherMax


First squad of Reivers done. As these are the special ops of the force, I gave them a slightly darker, more muted colour to their armour.


























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/10/27 00:44:28


Post by: youwashock


Another fantastic looking squad.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/11/18 19:44:46


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks youwashock!

Now... This is a Space Wolf test model I've been working on for a long time. It has been stripped and re-painted several times, but I finally achieved a tone of blue-grey for the armour that I'm happy with. It was surprisingly difficult.

Please let me know what you think. If folks like it and want to know how it was done, I will produce a guide and do the same for the other loyalist legions.










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/11/18 22:01:32


Post by: mcmattila


Wonderful models, throughout the whole thread! Your Raptors are brilliant, really capturing that realistic and sensible look of the chapter. The latest Space Wolf is also among the best I've seen! Wouldn't object to a tutorial at all


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/11/19 12:21:37


Post by: King Thor


I wouldn't object to a tutorial on this stunning Space Wolf either!
I was just reading through your entire Plog, beautiful work.

Quick question, how do you do the blue light inside the jetpacks / engines?
It looks amazing!



Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/11/20 03:57:10


Post by: youwashock


The Space Wolf looks great, but strange in a way. I have become so used to Space Wolves being layered with stuff, the scheme seems out of place on a model with lines as clean as the Primaris.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/11/24 14:44:34


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

King Thor wrote:Quick question, how do you do the blue light inside the jetpacks / engines?


I base coat them dark blue (Vallejo Model Air Blue), then airbrush a circle in the centre with Vallejo Model Air Light Sea Blue, and then White.

youwashock wrote:The Space Wolf looks great, but strange in a way. I have become so used to Space Wolves being layered with stuff, the scheme seems out of place on a model with lines as clean as the Primaris.


Yes, I know what you mean! That's partly why I chose Raptors for my own army – the more realistic military scheme seems to suit Primaris more. There is the upgrade sprue though, which might improve things!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/12/13 21:54:04


Post by: LutherMax


Another five plasma bois...


























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/12/28 19:12:26


Post by: LutherMax


Happy Yule everyone! I managed to get some time between stuffing my face to get some painting done. Here is my 2nd Company Ancient.








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2018/12/30 14:45:28


Post by: LutherMax


Another addition to my Raptors that I finished over the Xmas break – the first of two Contemptor Dreadnoughts with magnetised arms so I can swap out the weapons.








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/01/01 11:56:05


Post by: LutherMax


Aaaand here's the second Contemptor. Believe it or not this is a different model to the other one

P.S. Happy painting in 2019!








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/01/01 12:24:24


Post by: CaptainWaffle


Stunning work, Luther. Your finished models have a realistic grittiness to them. I'm interested in how you do your paintings, including that Space Wolf from a little over a month ago. Happy painting in 2019 to you as well!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/01/22 21:08:00


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks Waffle! I have been working on the Space Wolf guide... all the pics are taken, I just need to write it up but keep getting distracted by other things!

For example, I have a game coming up and needed a second power sword lieutenant, so I used my little conversion on the 500th store exclusive model...










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/01/22 23:28:45


Post by: youwashock


Oof. The screen on the scanner is stupidly good.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/02/22 20:39:50


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks youwashock!

Thanks Grieux!

Ugh... I've had to delay the Space Wolf guide for a whole load of reasons. All the pics are taken, I just need to write it and lay it out. It's coming as soon as I can get back on it :|

Meantime, I finished these a while ago and have only just got around to posting them:
























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/02/22 21:25:55


Post by: whalemusic360


They don't seem to be as green as the others. Is that on purpose?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/02/22 22:09:54


Post by: youwashock


Superb. If I ever paint my own I will need to try that blackened/worn look for the blades.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/02/22 23:26:48


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks both!

 whalemusic360 wrote:
They don't seem to be as green as the others. Is that on purpose?


Yes it is - I wanted these to have a darker, more muted colour, as they’re elites / special ops of the army.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/03/06 00:15:41


Post by: LutherMax


Back to the beloved boys in red (or in this case gold) for a Dante commission.










And, a good friend of mine made this custom Mephiston, painted by me













Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/03/06 16:34:11


Post by: Emperors will


Holy. Those are some nicely painted marines. What colors did you use to paint the green?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/03/06 16:37:20


Post by: whalemusic360


That Mephy is a great conversion, your buddy should be proud. Paint job is ok too I guess.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/03/20 11:16:12


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

Here is the finished version of the Space Wolf, base and all I have produced a detailed guide on how I painted him








Emperors will wrote:
Holy. Those are some nicely painted marines. What colors did you use to paint the green?


Do you mean the Reivers..?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/03/31 21:11:07


Post by: LutherMax


I just finished my second captain, of the 4th Company – the highly decorated Captain Vale...








Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/01 17:55:52


Post by: youwashock


Stellar.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/03 08:32:14


Post by: mcmattila


Brilliant work as alway, Luther! The cape has really nice texture, and I love that base!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/04 21:13:50


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks guys!

And now...

This was a very special project, for a very special girl. Emerson is currently fighting leukemia like a BOSS! Her dad is a good friend of mine and when Emerson took a liking to the Sons of the Phoenix space marine chapter, he asked if I would paint a model for her in that scheme. She chose a Redemptor Dreadnought as the subject and it has been a great honour for me to paint it for a girl who, despite everything she has been through, is never without a smile on her face. A true warrior.

You can read more about Emerson's story here, and even make a donation to help her in her fight: https://www.gofundme.com/help-emerson-fight-leukemia













Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/04 21:45:00


Post by: youwashock


Whelp...you're a hero. No doubt. Amazing job and an amazing gift.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/17 15:38:27


Post by: LutherMax


Thank you

And now, a much dirtier Dreadnought...











Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/17 15:45:11


Post by: whalemusic360


Can't believe I didn't comment on the Emmerson Dread. That is an amazing model and a wonderful gift.

Raptor dready is great looking too.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/17 16:59:47


Post by: Fifty


Both dreadnoughts are beautiful!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/04/21 20:29:27


Post by: LutherMax


Thank you for the comments! Much <3!

And now, I have returned to my first love, the Blood Angels, and devised a new and more streamlined way of achieving my signature scheme on the armour of this most beloved (or cursed?) of Chapters...












Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/05/12 21:48:15


Post by: LutherMax


Next up, a Dark Angel!





















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/06/13 15:17:41


Post by: LutherMax


And now the Smurf!













Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/06/14 09:44:09


Post by: LutherMax


My take on the event exclusive Lieutenant (cloak sculpted by Dawn Crusade):













Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/07/04 22:27:50


Post by: LutherMax


I've taken a short break from my painting guides to finally make a start on my Shadowspear models. When Intercessors were released I thought Space Marines couldn't get any better – but then along came the Vanguard...

It's been nice to get back to the Raptors and try out some tweaks to the scheme I had in mind for these models. This is a test model so I hope you like what I came up with!





















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/07/15 10:37:57


Post by: LutherMax


I had the opportunity to return to my first love again recently and paint my rendition of Tolmeron. I always liked this model but as I don't have a BA army anymore (sniff), a giveaway for my Instagram followers was the perfect excuse to paint him




















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/08/11 19:34:23


Post by: LutherMax


First unit from Shadowspear finally done!















































Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/09/29 23:08:20


Post by: LutherMax


Next up, the White Scar I painted for my guide. Hope you like my take on the scheme!












Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/09/30 14:05:21


Post by: Yorkright


Stunning, your whites are so clean and the battle damage is quite realistic.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/10/26 22:57:11


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks mate!

Next up, the Sons of Dorn!












Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/10/27 00:04:25


Post by: whalemusic360


At this point I’d say your foundations are at the point where there doesn’t seem to be a scheme that is outside of your abilities. Not sure what the next step is to keep pushing into new things is.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/11/04 14:37:18


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks mate! I would like to try some bigger models at some point (e.g. 54mm) – I think that would present a challenge...

But first!

Taken a quick break from painting guides to add a model to my own Raptors army – Leiutentant Cerrin:












Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/11/04 15:11:00


Post by: Yorkright


He looks grand! I always feel like a kid in a candy store coming to this thread.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/11/04 16:07:54


Post by: Sherrypie


Painting good looking miniature camo is an art and you are a master, Luther!

One weird note though, is the upper flat side of the power sword much brighter than the other or are my eyes simply deceived by the beauty of your work?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/11/04 19:17:25


Post by: whalemusic360


It's annoying I want to send you models just to see you paint them. Good thing you are over seas and shipping is expensive (for me).


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/11/08 10:58:10


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks for the comments!

Sherrypie wrote:One weird note though, is the upper flat side of the power sword much brighter than the other or are my eyes simply deceived by the beauty of your work?


I think that is the brighest part, yes!

whalemusic360 wrote:It's annoying I want to send you models just to see you paint them. Good thing you are over seas and shipping is expensive (for me).




Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/11/10 19:25:53


Post by: Pomander Cask


Lieutenant Cerrin is fantastic! There's a nice contrast between the gleaming power sword (it even lights up the ground ) and the otherwise muted colours.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/12/22 22:03:01


Post by: LutherMax


Pomander Cask wrote:
Lieutenant Cerrin is fantastic! There's a nice contrast between the gleaming power sword (it even lights up the ground ) and the otherwise muted colours.


Thanks!

Next up in my little project, the most zealous of chapters – Black Templars!


















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2019/12/25 01:55:53


Post by: Arakasi


Love the red on the bolter.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/01/07 23:42:16


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks Arakasi!


First completed model of 2020 – a Phobos Lieutenant for my Raptors army. This is another model from the Shadowspear box that I’m slowly (but happily!) working my way through. I did a very minor conversion to swap the head with the captain from the same box.


















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/03/16 16:41:08


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks mate!



Next in line on the First Founding Project... Vulkan Lives!!



















Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/03/16 22:39:30


Post by: JustALittleOrkish


STOMP STOMP. Amazing work


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/04/08 14:58:23


Post by: LutherMax


And now back to my Raptors – the Elimiators from Shadowspear to be precise...




























Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/04/13 16:08:19


Post by: LutherMax


I managed to get another model from Shadowspear done this weekend – the Phobos Librarian. Fantastic model – I really enjoyed painting him









Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/05/10 20:44:11


Post by: LutherMax


And now it's back to the First Founding project – this time, Raven Guard...











Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/05/13 13:23:24


Post by: whalemusic360


Quit being good at everything. Be really bad at some theme. Give us hope.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/06/12 19:13:18


Post by: LutherMax


Lol sorry xD

If it helps I wasn't 100% happy with this next one, but I managed to salvage him in the end... Another unit for my Raptors, and another model from Shadowspear – the Captain in Phobos armour with a minor conversion...









Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/06/17 16:59:00


Post by: Eggroll


If by salvage you mean made it look awesome then yes, you really salvaged it!

Have to say, you've pretty much mastered painting marines at this point. All the highlights and shadows are placed perfectly on each bit of armor panel and done in a consistent manner across all the different armies you're painting now. Your raptors collection must be getting pretty big now...got a recent army pic to share?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/06/25 23:07:03


Post by: LutherMax


Eggroll! Good to have you back here – and thanks!!

I have been meaning to take some new army shots. I'm going to round things out with a couple more tanks soon and then I'll get everything out



Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/08/28 13:54:28


Post by: LutherMax


Finished the first unit from Indomitus – Outriders! I knew I had to do stripes on these as soon as I saw the models previewed xD

























Hope you like them!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/10/11 15:32:57


Post by: LutherMax


With this model, I can finally call my First Founding (Loyalist) project complete! For some reason both the first (Space Wolves) and last (Iron Hands) schemes were the most difficult to crack.










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/10/11 17:20:18


Post by: youwashock


Fantastically done. Group shot?


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/10/11 18:45:42


Post by: Eggroll


Damn you make those primaris models look good. Loving the biker and the iron hands colour scheme looks fantastic in your implementation. Keep it coming!


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/12/19 18:10:11


Post by: LutherMax


Thanks Eggroll!!

@ youwashock, ask and you shall receive

This marks the culmination of a project 18 months in the making. To paint one marine from each of the First Founding loyalist legions (now chapters), and document the process in a series of PDF painting guides.

The plinth on which these mighty heroes of humanity stand was made for me by my dad, and the plaques on the front and back were made by Little Plastic People.










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/12/20 13:43:20


Post by: LutherMax


Now back to Raptors...

As they are traditionally less ostentatious and more prosaic than other chapters, I felt the Sergeant Jovan model would make a good captain for my 2nd Company. I gave him an older and more austere appearance with a head swap, and made him feel more like a captain with a company banner.

I went a bit more grimdark than normal on the paint job, with some streaking grime and oil paint mapping.










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2020/12/22 01:22:26


Post by: Yorkright


Excellent work on the brooding Captain, wouldn’t want to have him pissed off at me.


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2021/01/16 11:31:17


Post by: LutherMax


Yorkright wrote:
Excellent work on the brooding Captain, wouldn’t want to have him pissed off at me.


He does look pretty pissed about being shot at

Next up, second unit from Indomitus – Judiciar conversion. I used the Bladeguard Ancient as the base model, swapped the head for the one from the original Primaris Chaplain and the banner for the axe head from the Adeptus Custodes Captain-General Trajann Valoris model. I did some micro-surgery on the axe head to move the trigger handle for the built-in bolter up to the top section.










Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2021/01/17 13:55:11


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Gorgeous conversion, and great paint job on him too


Luther's Mighty Brush @ 2021/04/17 17:28:00


Post by: LutherMax


Latest addition to the Raptors...