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Subject: Argive'sTricky Eldars Project Blog- wraiths and aspects wip update
Here we are. I think I need to make/get a new photo box. the cheapo one I got is pretty flimsy and a pain to use.
Any tips on DYI or links to off the shelf stuff is welcome
Anyway. I like how these guys turned out. Sadly one of the troopers is missing an "ear?" that's due to finecast being finecast.. :( However, I decided to paint him anyway and put it down to battle damage
The varnish seems to have made of some blending/transition of the highlights on the armour very bland... I need to take that into account on future projects when using this method.
Feedback is appreciated
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I think they look great. There is something about them that invokes both classic/retro and modern paintjobs - and that just feels good.
I can see what you mean about losing some of the contrast on them compared to the last pic; it almost seems like they have a subtle oil pastel blend going on, particularly on the red weapons. It's definitely not unpleasant but I can see that it might make them pop less at arm's length on the table.
The bone parts turned out really well, they seem to tie the black and red together.
I have a cheapo lightbox from ebay too; I have pretty much given up on it and just try to take photos in natural light...I am lucky enough to live in the land of eternal sunshine though and if the stereotypes are anything to go by a pom might not be so lucky! Would also love to hear any recommendations...
I've had my share of frustrations with finecast too. An ear is a minor loss given their track record and good on you for rolling with it!
I just had a refresher look through the last few pages; I forgot how much I love the colour scheme of this army. Hope we get to see more soon!
PS did you make any progress with the resin forcefield idea? Felt like you were on to a winner there!
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Subject: Re:Argive's Blog - Tricksy Eldar - Dark reapers finished
Thanks! Im glad you like them. The first ones I did look terrible by comparison like the are not even finished!
Im surprised how drasticaly my ability/skills/tools/willingness to paint detail has improved. Its a nice feelgood feeling.
Aye I have been thinking about the wraith a lot. Hes close to the top of the pile so hopefully you will see how it all turns out sooner rather than later.
Currrently im retro fitting all models to have magnetised bases which is goin pretty smoothly pretty fast.
Also got the nee AOS lumineth endless spells. The lightining bits and swirly bits will be nice conversion fodder
ive been magnetizing bases (unitl I run out of 3x2 magnets!)
Been busy Housing all of my stuff and magnetizing finally. I think this is a good thing to have the backlog as a visual thing rather than being packed up in boxes so I don't have to look at it lol. Im going to need another detolf soon enough but will just upgrade to a couple more shelves first.
However, now its time to paint again.
Magun ra - The reaper daddy-o man himself is gracing the paint desk.
Pictures will follow.
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I've finished Maguan-Ra to go along with his reaper brethren. I have also decided from now on I shall call him "wagwan-ra" Dunno why.. just seems apt.
I took what I learned from doing the reapers and applied to the big man himself. Really like how he's turned out. Apart from the tabard... WHy or why I cant paint straight tabards that look good!? I dont know why but I just cant seem be able to paint how it should look.
If anyone has pointers about how to paint long straight Up--> Down cloth folds Im all ears. Really hate how it looks.
On the upside I really like how the base turned out. Wasnt sure if it will work but I think it worked fairly well. Always fun experimenting with UV resin. I think I could have added some green OSL to the model's underside in hindsight..not sure if it wouldn't clash with the blue gue armor finish though. I certainly don't feel comfortable trying to pull it off! SO will call it done
Anyway. Hope you guys like it. As usual please give that sweet sweet feedback so I can do things better.
Going to take a break for the rest of the day and decide what I'm tackling next. I think I will just do a batch of guardians...
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Wagwan-Ra looks fab, the bone bits are nice and smooth and the subtle highlights on the black are great too. I think the cloth looks TL old, I’ve been trying (others can judge how well!) to give broader highlights where the light would hit. I try to use one of my lamps to help guide me, though it’s easier on surfaces with a bit of shine. I probably would have done something with the eye sockets on his shoulder pads, maybe purple or green?
Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully!
Subject: Argive's Blog - Tricksy Eldar - Maguan-Ra finished !
Somebody pointed out his gun is abit flaccid on the paint comp thread.. I stopped noticing it as I was working on him but guess didint straighten it enough lol
@ Gobert, I did consider it but decided it would be too much.. Wanted to keep the armour bits uniform. I was considering the mans eyes themselves might need a dash of airbrush green OSL but again decided against it. Felt like adding more would clutter him up. Maybe it was a bad call.