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Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

Thank you macmattila and Captain Brown! Appreciate the comments.

Some finished terrain for a change.

I started working on these shacks in last March, when I got really inspired to build terrain. I was not however able to finish them, as spring was progressing and I had to focus working on my car.
After I got it done, my focus had turned to the Dark Eldar army.

Seeing the unfinished buildings staring at me in my desk, I had to do something about it!
Trying to create a bit more terrain in 2022 than I did last year, so we can finally have something else than the old Imperial Sector buildings.
They are cool and all, but since the 5th edition most of the terrain in our group and in the current game room consists of those buildings. Need a little change.

Sadly I don't have any step by step pictures from the weathering steps this time.
Mostly because I did not have any clue what I was doing while I was doing it. Tried a couple of new / newish techniques: chipping medium, dry pigments and posters.

I definitely will be using similar techniques again, so I'll try to get some pictures from the different steps.
Basically I used the same base rust as with the liquid mask weathering, but instead of the mask the rust was covered with chipping medium.
I brushed the chipping medium away with different techniques: toothbrush, toothpick and an old stippling brush.
It did not come off in chunks as I have seen in various tutorials. Not sure why that is. Maybe the drying time was wrong, or the cardboard / wood does not work like intended.
Nevertheless, I quite like the result!

For dry pigment I used AK Interactive "Track Rust". It was applied dry to get some texture and rust tones to a few spots. In some areas, I might have used a bit too much.

Anyway, pictures!

Here they are. I was too lazy to create doors for two of them. Well I created one when I initially built them, but it got lost somewhere.
Decided to grab a brush, so I can actually finish them some time.








Got a small splatter in the middle of the wall from the pigments. Decided to plant a poster on top of it instead of trying desperately to fix it.


I took a few close up shots from the different textures with a macro lens:

Weathered painted wood. I think the wood texture could show a bit more though.


Rusted corrugated iron.


Rusted roof. I think this turned out the best. Not sure about realism though, but looks kinda cool.


Said it before and will say it again: darn it's fun to play around with weathering techniques. And yes, I will always go overboard with it

When I get the chance to head to the garage, I'll try to work on the MDF terrain pieces.
In the meanwhile, I think I'll paint a couple of more D&D minis I acquired the other day.

Thanks for looking!






   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Oooh, nice shacks! The weathered painted wood is stunning, I’d have thought it was a real wall of you hadn’t said. Likewise in the roof, though I think the rust wouldn’t have been on both sides of the overlapping panels, probably more in the lowest piece.

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Fabulous weathering, as always. Digging all the posters.
   
Made in us
Blackclad Wayfarer





Philadelphia

I found a new blog to follow! awesome

Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/769289.page
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TerrainBuilding/

Painted Models so far this year (2022): 99  
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice weathered shacks.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in us
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






That wood texture is awe-inspiring. I legit would have thought it was real.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Flesh Tearers Primaris Librarian 
   
Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

Thank you all, very much appreciated!

gobert wrote:Oooh, nice shacks! The weathered painted wood is stunning, I’d have thought it was a real wall of you hadn’t said. Likewise in the roof, though I think the rust wouldn’t have been on both sides of the overlapping panels, probably more in the lowest piece.

I'm flattered! Glad that the effect worked so well. That might be true regarding the rust on the panels. I think it eventually will rust quicker on the top edge compared to the middle parts as some moisture could get stuck between the lines, but definitely slower than the bottom one! Will have to research more and try it out next time. Thank you for the suggestion.

youwashock wrote:Fabulous weathering, as always. Digging all the posters.

Thanks youwashock! The posters sure are an easy way to bring that little bit extra to terrain pieces.

Stevefamine wrote:I found a new blog to follow! awesome

Thank you Stevefamine. Glad to see you here

 Captain Brown wrote:
Nice weathered shacks.

Thanks Captain!

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:That wood texture is awe-inspiring. I legit would have thought it was real.

Thank you! I take it as a grand success then!



Not much done hobby wise since the last update, other than working a bit on a few D&D minis, which I'll show a bit later.
I however decided to finally go through the whole thread, and as suggested / inspired by gobert, I added an index to the first post of this thread.
I organized almost every finished project to theme categories in chronological order.
Took a while to do, but it will hopefully make it a lot easier to find some older stuff amidst the ever growing number of pages.
I think I myself will benefit the most from it, as I use this thread a lot to refresh my memory on certain effects or techniques I have used before.

Going through the blog and looking back years worth of miniatures and terrain pieces was a fun trip down the memory lane.
It was quite cool to see how my painting and photography has improved over the years, and will hopefully keep on improving.

I also could not help but notice that many of you have stayed with me for a very long time, and of that I'm sincerely flattered!
And I'm always very happy to see new faces.
All the kind words and great feedback is so heart warming and drives me forward.
If I'm able to bring even just a small spark of inspiration to just a single fellow hobbyist with all this 35 page long scribble, I call it a victory!

I want to thank you all. I'm happy to be part of this community, you guys are awesome <3

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2022/01/23 00:20:41


   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That's an amazing haul of minis you painted in 2021 (even if a lot of them look quite heretical to me ). And even if you already have many projects lined up, you have to start Sisters. Maybe not for your benefit, but for ours They are some great minis and I would love to see you tackle them!
   
Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

 Viterbi wrote:
That's an amazing haul of minis you painted in 2021 (even if a lot of them look quite heretical to me ). And even if you already have many projects lined up, you have to start Sisters. Maybe not for your benefit, but for ours They are some great minis and I would love to see you tackle them!

Thank you Viterbi! My collection does indeed consist mostly of xenos & heretics, if we don't count the Kriegers... and the Canoness Veridyan, that I bought recently. Such a lovely model based on a classic piece of art!

Currently I'm almost certain that I will buy a box of Sisters in the near future. All the artwork is so inspiring.
I'm very tempted with the typical black color scheme, but knowing myself I might veer towards a grimdark heavily weathered white. Might fit well with the aesthetic of the Kriegsmen.

   
Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

Painted these earlier in the week, but took me a while to get the pics.

Couple of gnome druids for D&D. One is for the missus for her character on a small adventure, and the other one I just painted as the box contained two
A quick "two and a half night" paint job to get them done.





The details on these Wizkids models are either hit or miss. There are a few rough spots here and there and some of the details are a bit "blurry".
Other than that they are quite good bang for the buck.

Also did a few balsa structures and bases during a remote meeting the other day to work as a scatter terrain.
Plus they are fun and very quick to do!


As I donated the previously created tables to the Mordheim gaming group, I had the perfect excuse to create more!

   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Gnice gnomes! Good job preserving the translucent part. Also defining the details. Human size or smaller, the WK models can be a little dicey. They certainly fill their niche, though.
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Good work Ezki.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great gnomes, the work on the ruby is amazing!
   
Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

Thank you youwashock, Captain Brown & Viterbi!

youwashock wrote:Gnice gnomes! Good job preserving the translucent part. Also defining the details. Human size or smaller, the WK models can be a little dicey. They certainly fill their niche, though.

Thanks! The translucent part is actually just painted over with yellow ink from Greenstuff World. I agree, it's hard to find certain models so readily available from other manufacturers, especially without a 3D printer at hand.

Finally got around finishing the MDF labyrinth pieces from TT Combat, that I assembled almost like a year ago.
Pics are quite small, but you can check the ~3000px x 2000px ones from the gallery if you wish.







Primed white, covered in AK Interactive track wash and wiped most of it with white spirits. Fairly quick and easy. Smelly though, so a desk fan or a respirator is highly advised.

Playing around with marker pens to make "messy graffiti" and gluing a bunch of posters is so much fun. No need to think, just draw & write anything that comes to mind.
Feel like an 8 year old again. One day I might have the skills to do the same with the airbrush to get an actual graffiti look.
Doubt it will happen while I have to work with it in the garage, as the painting conditions are far from optimal there. Mainly good enough only for priming stuff.

While taking these pics, I decided to play around a bit and take a couple of "mood pics" as well:

"Don't mess with the Escher!"


"You came to the wrong neighborhood!"


"Unspeakable horrors lurk in the dark hallways of the Underhive..."



On a related note: I don't think I ever mentioned the Vignette28 photobook made by HighTechOger.
He's a wonderful photographer, who started a project collecting various cool and moody miniature pictures into a book.

I was truly honored being able to get one of my Krieg pictures to the Vignette28 Volume 1 photobook, on the pages 36-37.
You can download a free PDF from here.

I'm not usually the one to advertise much, but he is starting a Kickstarter for the 2nd volume of the book. So if you are interested, check it out. Or take part yourself!
I think I'm going to try and contribute to that as well.

I just wanted to mention this, as I think these photo books capture a totally different side of the hobby really well.

Thanks for reading!


   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Towers of power! The graffiti is excellent.

Congrats on being immortalized in print!
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Very nice, great atmosphere on the photos!

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in May: 4
2022 total: 73 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Those blocks look great, very Necromunda. The mood shots are lovely, especially the last one where there seems to be something lurking in the dark bit at the end!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Cool terrain and the graffiti looks great, really fitting for the Underhive. And those mood shots...
   
Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

Thank you all!

I'm glad you liked the mood shots as much as I liked taking them.
Trying to learn my way around the camera, so when I'm taking anything out of the ordinary light box display shots, it's "take 50 photos, save one".

I started working on the MDF garage by base coating it. Will try to get it done soonish. Just lacking some essential weathering equipment before I can get back at it.
No pics yet though.

In other news, I think I'll be transitioning to space elves for a small while. At least partially.
With the new Eldar on the horizon, I'm really tempted by the new miniatures. So I decided to celebrate by painting... the dark kin.

I still have the 6 boats unpainted, that I was supposed to finish last year. Lack of motivation and inspiration, postponing the airbrush stuff and all that stuff.
Anyway, it would not feel right to get back working on my Eldar, if I would not first get this project out of my way, or I would never get them done.
Aaand I made myself a promise, that I would not let myself buy any sisters until they are done.
I was already holding a box in my hands while getting some more paints from the store...

Anyway: got them primed the other day. Quite a lot of stuff to paint. And the crew members. Oh so many of them.


I know I said that I would only do priming with the airbrush for the time being.
I lied.


"Upgraded" my ghetto setup at the garage a bit by moving the "temporary" painting station to a bigger desk and stole my girlfriends reading lamp. Maybe she won't notice.
Using an old vacuum cleaner to suck most of the paint particles away, but still using a proper dust mask just in case. The ventilation in the garage is not that good, especially in the winter when I really don't want to work with the doors open.

Started by doing lighter tones to the "panels".


Did two different layers, but when looking at the pictures I think I should do one more with pure orange. They really need some contrast.

Here's a few of them at my home desk. In this light you can hardly see the difference in tones.


I will very likely add some black to them. I was thinking about going through all the edges with black.
Something like this:


Might also paint some of the panels black just to give them a bit of variation.

Will keep on working with the crew and other bits during remote meetings etc. It's mostly boring repetition painting the same thing over and over, so it's a perfect way to keep my hands occupied while talking about software design

Thanks for looking!

   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord






Sweet. The Kraken is getting painted. Try to focus on just how impressive they will look all together after they are done.
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Great start to the whole flotilla of boats. The orange looks great on them, especially with the nice tonal variety you’ve added to the panels. Getting a bit of variety by adding some black in different areas will be cool. Though I guess it won’t remove all of the repetition!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great to see you tackle this fleet of flying ships. Colors already look cool, hope the garage setup remains and the reading lamp is not stolen back
   
Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

Thank you for the comments and encouragement everyone!

youwashock wrote:Sweet. The Kraken is getting painted. Try to focus on just how impressive they will look all together after they are done.

Yeah, the possible end result is what drives me forward!

gobert wrote:Great start to the whole flotilla of boats. The orange looks great on them, especially with the nice tonal variety you’ve added to the panels. Getting a bit of variety by adding some black in different areas will be cool. Though I guess it won’t remove all of the repetition!

Thanks! The airbrush sure is a cool tool. Need a lot more practice, but making color transitions and playing with different effects is quite fun. And yes, it will still be quite repetitive.

Viterbi wrote:Great to see you tackle this fleet of flying ships. Colors already look cool, hope the garage setup remains and the reading lamp is not stolen back

Trying my best to either keep the current setup or upgrade it even further!

Took a while, but now all the crew and the middle bits for the boats have been painted.
Not much detail can be seen from the picture, but the crew is painted with the same scheme as the rest of the kabalites and wyches in the army.


These were painted mostly during remote meetings and last weekend while I had a friend over to do some hobbying.

During the weekend I finally made the correct sized bases for the female Incubi I kitbashed last autumn. Run out of super glue though, so I was not able to attach the minis on them.


Hobby time has taken a bit of a toll, as my girlfriend broke her leg while she slipped outside. She's doing fine now, but it means that all the house chores and taking care of the puppy falls on me for a few weeks.
But I'm sure I'll get a few hours of painting done here and there!

   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Oh, man. Hope your lady has a speedy recovery!

Good job plugging away on the fleet!
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Ouch, it’s gotta be a bad fall to break your leg. Hope she has a speedy recovery.

The remote working seems to be allowing you some good hobby progress, they’ll soon be done at this rate

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in fi
Foolproof Falcon Pilot





Finland, Espoo

youwashock wrote:Oh, man. Hope your lady has a speedy recovery!

Good job plugging away on the fleet!


gobert wrote:Ouch, it’s gotta be a bad fall to break your leg. Hope she has a speedy recovery.

The remote working seems to be allowing you some good hobby progress, they’ll soon be done at this rate


Thank you for the well wishes! She's recovering as supposed to, but it takes time. A couple of weeks left with the casting, and then it's time for physiotherapy.

Been almost exactly one month since my last visit here.
Have not been able to get much painting done: the only time I have been painting have actually been the remote meetings.
Other than that I've been quite busy with all the house work etc. We also were lucky enough to snatch a PS5 (quite the feat here in Finland currently), and I've been using my spare time (when the puppy is sleeping) to play Elden Ring. What a game.


Anyway, some progress have been made nonetheless.

All the hulls have been painted!




I might or might not add some white runes or something. Might be bit risky though, and I quite like them already.
What's still left to do is the turret panels. I did not like how they looked all black, so I'm doing the same red / black effect on them.

Originally I planned to start painting some Eldar at this point. With the new codex and the new models released, I wanted to jump right at them.
But life does not always go as planned, which is fine. Will get these done first, so I can happily move to the new goodies!

And like I said, I will definitely get me some sisters in the future, but that has been postponed a bit as well.

Thanks for looking! Will try to return a bit sooner next time.



   
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I’m glad to hear Mrs Ezki is on the mend, keeping up with the physio helps loads, but is hard to motivate as it seems to not be doing much.

The boats are looking great, the airbrush seems to be earning its keep with its work here! Hopefully it lets you power through the rest of the work so you can buy new toys

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord






Good news on the recovery front. And milestone achieved on the flotilla. Getting nearer to done!
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Looking good Ezki.

Glad to hear about the missus recovery.

Cheers,

CB

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Great work on that barge, looking already very cool!

And good to hear, that your girlfriend's leg is slowly getting better, speedy recovery is wished!
   
 
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