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Furious Fire Dragon






Hi Gang!


This is my first blog so I hope people will enjoy the project coming together.. (definitively hasn't been like 5+ years since I last attempted this...)

So the premise: In the grim darkness of the far future the doomed race of the Eldar was slowly fading away with the flow of time. Drifting through the sea of stars, fading....
Alas!!! Fear not, hope is re-kindled! The Nesh-Ravan (children of a million suns) craft world emerges from the far flung forgotten fringes of the galaxy ready to retake what was theirs and put the upstart lesser races in their place!!

Yes.. errrm... so anyhow.
No craft world would be complete without some pesky Guardians thrown at the enemies for the defence of their home.
Pretty happy how they turned out. Its been many years since I painted some models so it was a nice way to get back into using those painting muscles. Bases will have a bit of flock on them but I forgot to do it today and took the picture anyway. lol.
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Furious Fire Dragon






Of course no craftworld would dream of going to battle without the dreaded wave serpent. This was the first time I ever used an airbrush to paint anything other than wraith heads so it was an interesting experience. Also first time using colourshift paints and liquid masking as well as stencil so a lot of learning took place. She's not quite finished yet. I haven't decided what I will do with the fins yet. Sadly, the liquid mask did take of the layer of shifting paint that was on the fins so they just look a bit drab and black. Was Hoping they would remain nice and pearlescent and cold have called it there but alas will have to figure something out. Also not sure what to do for the canopy. Any suggestions I'm all ears.
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Furious Fire Dragon






The wraith have they heads! Need to experiment on the swords and blades as well as paint the armour bits but am a fan of this look.
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Love that color scheme. Really like the pattern on the Wraiths, too.
   
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Furious Fire Dragon






Thanks man! I am attempting to replicate an isectonoid (if that's even a word) type feel. Beetle like pearlescent deep blue armour carapace, and yellow force field effect. Unfortunately I failed with the latter on the hull of the serpent because the stencil I used wasn't suited for the job.

The way I see it the Eldar are so advanced their tech would be resembling bioengineering exoskeleton than the inferior 'machines' of the pathetic corpse god worshipping imperium and other crude lesser races. Or at least it shoud be! lol

I'm really liking the colour shift paints. Even on the guard I only added a slight layer over a semi gloss black primer, its subtle but noticeable. Unfortunately cant really see it on the photos but the bodies aren't dull black but have a tint deep blue shift which is more or less what I was after. I am very impressed and hope to improve results and understand better how the paint behaves. .

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Emboldened Warlock





Finland, Espoo

Excellent color scheme.

Liking the wraith heads. And man that serpent is looking fantastic already!

You could leave the fins black with a little bit of highlight and some color for the spirit stones. Or if you want more color to the model altogether you could try blue. Gives a nice contrast with yellow.

As for the canopies I usually paint them blue or brass, but I'm still lacking the experience to make smooth gradients. With an airbrush you surely could pull it off.

   
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Furious Fire Dragon






Ive gone with brass(ish) on the intake/exhausts and undercarriage as well as the interior. Painting it gold now, will wash with violet or earshade and highlight up to a metalic/gray and see how it looks.

The fins will sadly have to wait. The brand new iwata neo I got had a dosgy needle which's tip bent so im returning it and waiting for a replacement. I will however apply the same patter I have on the wraiths to the fins but the head/gem section will be black with big blue gems.

Still unsure about the canopy

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Furious Fire Dragon






I think the gold compliments the scheme very well! Its turning out a lot betetr than expected.. Im glad I didint go with gray now. Bronze is the way to go.
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Furious Fire Dragon






Progress has been made.

Eldrad fits my scheme perfectly and what army would go to war without that beast ? Hes the first model ive painted that is not a guardian or a vehicle. I tried following GW's guide but have deviated with some things as I did not have the right paints so I improvised where I had to. (For example the eyes white and washed red because its easier and i didint have the right orange). But overall happy how hes turned out..Not sure how I feel about his staff.. Feel like Im missing something.. Feedback is appreciated.

The wave serpent is finished also It was the first model I painted using an airbrush and the first time I used masking/ colourhsifting paint. I have made a feew errors. There is a flaking paint near one of the fins due to using liquid masking which spilled over into the panel which kind of sucked. I think i might add some edge highlighting possibly.

Let me know what ya'll think. I do need to make some osrt of photo booth I think. Phone cam is not great but I hope the pics are decent enough.
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Finland, Espoo

Really nice work.

The cloak looks amazing. How do you highlight black cloth? It's so smooth.

As a suggestion, the staff could use a little more color. Like the top piece for example.

   
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Stoic Grail Knight





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Nice and sparkly. Sparkly is always good.

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Furious Fire Dragon






Yeah It seems a bit dull next to the gold trim.. It was meant to be colour shifting but I dont think it works on such a small area with the level of airbrushing applied and also the primer was semi gloss as apposed to gloss...

I will revisit with green colour shifting paint once my 40 days lent is up and I can buy some stuff from greenstuff wolrd. Might just play around with some blue/green colours or try brush applying the colourshifitn I have on hand and see if I can come up with something.

Thank you for the feedback! Dakka love!

Ohhh.. And the cloak was highlighetd using drybrushing verticaly with a wide Citadel brush using Mechanicus Standard Gray then horizontaly with Dawnstone and last slight touch ub with Celestra Gray.

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Nice Eldrad, especially the sword.
   
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Wow, stunning work. I love the hexagonal pattern! Really unusual for the more organic style of the eldar, but fits really well!

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Liking that colour scheme! The colour shift paint works well I think. So I'm a little bit late but one of the things for the next Wave Serpent (because when is there only one??) would be to work on the consistency of your paint when airbrushing the yellow. There's some minor paint splatter as you go from the colour shift to the yellow and I'm wondering if it's your desired effect or not. Another little bit of feedback I could give is to try some panel lining on the yellow areas in particular, they're looking a little flat in comparison to the great colour shift paint!

Eldrad looks awesome by the way, digging the cloak!

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 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Liking that colour scheme! The colour shift paint works well I think. So I'm a little bit late but one of the things for the next Wave Serpent (because when is there only one??) would be to work on the consistency of your paint when airbrushing the yellow. There's some minor paint splatter as you go from the colour shift to the yellow and I'm wondering if it's your desired effect or not. Another little bit of feedback I could give is to try some panel lining on the yellow areas in particular, they're looking a little flat in comparison to the great colour shift paint!

Eldrad looks awesome by the way, digging the cloak!


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No it wasn't intentional at all! There is a lot of mistakes I'm not happy with. In hindsight I should have masked the front for a start.. The coloushift is nice though!
I have never airbrushed or painted a vehicle before. I had a rough idea what I wanted to do but no clue how to do it, it was all mostly trial and error. Initial plan was to have a orange/yellow hex pattern between the fins, Unfortunately when I tried this the stencil I had wasn't fit for purpose. It was too high up and the paint didn't do what I needed it to do so had to cover up with multiple layers of yellow to try and salvage it. It was all a bit of a mess to be honest. I wasn't patient enough with the layers and was trying to force it which shows.

Regarding the panel lining. I'm not sure what you are referring to? Do you mean the little gaps between the panels?
Yeah Id like to have those but not sure how to do that with airbrushing. I tried to paint those in using abandon black but it looked horrendous so I covered it up. If you look at the weapons platform for my guardians id like to have that effect on the vehicle. Don't know how to do that using an airbush though. Maybe washing would work but I'm scared to touch it in case I ruin it even more lol.

Hmm I'm not sure I will be running more than one wave serpent in any of my lists. I don't like the idea of wave serpent spam.
The next vehicle is going to be a fire prism. I think it will be nicer to work with ass I wont have to worry about the fins. In hindsight.. I just realized I could have painted added the fins separately sub assembly

Thanks for the critique.

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It's all a case of trial and error man, you've done a great job on the airbrushing and it serves to take you much further!

With panel lining, the trick is to run some water down panels in small areas at a time and dot the paint of your desired colour into the water and the capillary action of the water will drag the pigment through the panel lines. It's a hell of a job on Eldar tanks, which I've done four of, you may have to do a couple of passes but it's worth the time I think. The only thing you have to decide is what colour you want to shade the yellow, black may be a little too stark a contrast.

I circumvented the fins by just not modelling them on Keep it up, I'm keen to see more of your stuff!

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I just saw your fire prism. Love the canopy!
I Think I know what you mean. Its not quite the effect that I am after through and I don't think it would gel with the yellow..

I think careful application of seraphim sepia in the crevices/panel lines and then edge highlight might work with yellow. Albeit very time consuming. Ill try it out on a spare support platform I have as they have same sort of plates before I tackle the prism.

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Ze progress has been made comrades.

By progress I mean I slaved through finecast 10 Rangers ...Nearly done but still WIP.
Really not enjoying painting something thats full of tiny flaws... Very demotivating.

Sorry for poor quality pictures.
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Well the pain you feel is irrelevant in terms of them looking good, because they look great. Nice Work.

edit - sorry about your pain, you have done great.

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They look great! I had a box of the finecast Rangers and they killed any and all motivation to work on finecast ever again. I still have some kits in the pile but now I'm trying to source metal models for Eldar.

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Yellow and black is always a great colour combo, in my opinion.

I really like your Rangers. I am lucky that I have a bunch of them in metal, so am not going to have to deal with finecast. Shame you have had tha problem.

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Furious Fire Dragon






Yeah they go for an absolute premium on ebay. A lot of money for second rate troops :(. I dont think I will run them in nattle once i have more guardians/dire avengers until they get their special deployment rule back. A different conversation all together. The cloaks turned out ok. Experimented with different washes and methods so that was useful experiance.


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Also i need to get me some sort of photo stand type contraption. If anyone can recommend oneor point me to a tutorial Im all ears.

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If you're after a photo booth, Argive, I can recommend this one from Amazon - reasonable price, and I've been happy with the pictures coming out of it once I was made aware of the additional step I needed to take when using my phone to take pictures.

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Thanks! That looks like great value for money. Im going to get me one of those for a tenner is a bargain!

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I can support that photo booth in particular, all my recent photos have been taken in it. Great buy and worth the money.

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I pulled the trigger on the mini phgotobooth and a wet pallette from amazon. Thought the redgrass was a bit too expensive so went for a budget options to see if its worth its mustard. Will update some pics once I get the booth.

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Always love seeing an Aeldari force come together. It's coming along very nicely. The heads on the wraithguard/blades are exceptional. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Got the mini photobooth thingy in the post. Its quite neat. Here are some photos.

The rangers are done. Im waiitng for nice weather to varnish and add some tufts but Im happy to call it a day. Failcast painting feels like trying to polish a turd but I think they turned out ok.

The reapers on the otherhand are a bit of a mixed bag. Really like how the bone armour turned out on the heads... But the launchers... Ohh the launchers...

I didint have any khorn red so thought Id try mephiston red and wash over it to darken it. Seemed good in theory but it just ended up realy really glossy and horrible. Not too impressed.
Might strip it. Need to figure out how to strip models. Got a bonesinger I got second hand which is metal and these guys are finecast resin.

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Rangers look good, I dig them. Nuln oil is notorious for going glossy particularly if you don't shake it very well before using it. Reapers looks good though even with glossy guns.

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