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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@monkeytroll: Thank you for the feedback. See what you think of Lunkop now (below) - otherwise I agree - the shoulder pads look better white. Some times we try things and they just don't work out

@Theophony: Always happy to inspire!


So I managed some points to the Chaos Star tattoo - dont ask me how, I don't know either! Looking much better (at least, less like a sun). Made a start on the base rocks. Nothing special - just Abaddon Black to start. Went over Lunkop's back tattoo. At least it is more obvious now...


Also trying another Martian Ironearth experiment - this time over Ceramite White...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very nice blending Arakasi. They look great!

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Yep, looks more like a star now, and back is clearer

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Cool work on the dragon tattoo! I think the angle the photo was taken made it hard to see in the first pic, but it’s much clearer now it’s darker.

As for the Chaos stars:Chaos:; the belly button one now looks good, but the others would maybe benefit from the legs of the arrows being different lengths, a bit like these symbols carried by my Rogue Psykers. I think Not Online!!! had some cool looking Chaos star patterns that looked good too in their plog ( here and here). I think it was the use of the inner circle that might help, or for the one on the helmet, to offset it so it doesn’t look as much like a hair piece.

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Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
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Nice tattoo work, love the one on the leg and back, still undecided about the one on the belly. But that's personal preference and it's amazing the detail you are able to pack in!
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Gitsplitta: Thank you.

@monkeytroll: Nice to see it had the desired effect.

@gobert: Agreed on the different lengths (I was having difficulty doing that in the space), and the circle (which I plain forgot). In my defense, I'm working with a slightly smaller area than a rhino hull .

@Viterbi: Thank you. No harm done on personal preferences - we all have them.


Start of undoing my armour markings, Mechanicus Standard Grey.


Continuing undoing my armour markings. Basically just repeating the original motions. Also, rocks done .

Back to adventures in Martian Ironearth...


Martian Ironearth mixed with Carroburg Crimson over Ceramite White. This was an attempt for a richer red to the Martian Ironearth.


Topped with Chaos Black. You can see here the Carroburg Crimson mix has made the Martian Ironearth thinner (and dribbling off the side).

Next update should be cool - armour battle damage and even more adventures in Martian Ironearth!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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Japan

It's a shame the sigils/markings on the armor didn't work out. Battle damage should be cool, at least.

Also, I'm impressed that you remember the names of these models. Even when I was a wee-nerd, just starting in this hobby, I referred to models as "dude with hammer," "other dude with hammer," or "dude with his buttocks showing." That last one applies to more than a few of these classic Chaos models, BTW.

Now showing dwarf war machines from Mantic


Painting Total as of 7/2/2020: 107 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@JoshInJapan: A shame, yes, but I haven't completely given up on them - just for this month's challenge. I'll need to practise and try again later. I cheat with the names. I had to look them up initially, then I add them to all the image names - and continually reference back to them .

Well, I got the images uploaded in the meantime so I may as well present them!


Gladstone and Cedric, restored to their former (pre armour marking debacle) glory.


Lunkop with obligatory skull. My wife titles this one "Fore!!!".

And now for the anti factory floor finish!


Cedric


Gladstone


Zarygor


Lunkop

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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That weathering/damage is top notch Can't wait to see the bases done and the models in all their chaos-y glory!
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Viterbi: I'm quite happy with it, thank you. I can't wait either (although thick texture paint around those feet is going to be... fun...)

Adventures in Martian Ironearth continued...


Previous experiment, dried. The Carroburg Crimson had the side effect of tainting the Ceramite White, for not much more than inconvenience. I have another test to run on here yet still...


Meanwhile, I plan to paint the bases with a graduation between black and white under the Martian Ironearth, black areas around stones, grass and white feet, white areas around brown feet, anywhere else. Thought I should give this a test run first, and may as well remove the failed Carroburg Crimson from the experiment.


Martian Ironearth layer.


Dropper bottle Chaos Black pre spread.


Dropper bottle Choas Black post spread.


Dried. Still tinting the Ceramite White a little.

Next step is to try a yellow wash (probably made up from paint given I don't have the actual yellow wash) on the white, red wash on the yellow, black wash on the red and repaint the black, well, black. I'm looking for a smooth transition rather than the obvious bands. (Bands will probably be thinner in the final version too.)

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Chipping is excellent, like that look a lot. Nice idea with the variation under the lava, interested to see how that looks.

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@monkeytroll: Thanks. Interested to see how it all turns out in the end myself!

Hopefully, this will be the last Adventures in Martian Ironearth (for now).


I don't have any yellow wash, either new style or old, so I made my own from a 3:1 mix of Gloss varnish and old Sunburst Yellow. Applied it over the Ceramite White peaking through.


Also applied it to a section of the previous experiment.


Followed up with some Carroburg Crimson wash over the Averland Sunset.


As well as either side of the yellow wash on the previous experiment.


Nuln Oil wash over the Mephiston Red.


And either side of the Carroburg Crimson wash on the previous experiment.


Finally, Abaddon Black painted over the Abaddon Black (basically to remove the red of the Martian Ironearth).


Again, on the previous experiment.

The previous experiment, with only Ceramite White base, I think is, not a failure - there are no failures in experimenting - but not what I was after. I might try building up the washes over the top of each other to see if that works better, but straight over the white I think doesn't work.

I like the new one. It is brighter. The washes help to ease the colour transition. I think the takeaway is actually to blend the base colouration *before* applying the Martian Ironearth over the top though.

Gotta get these Chaos Warriors finsihed this weekend - there is still photography to do!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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6 foot underwater

Agreed, the new one works better for lava, you need that brightness to sell the heat. Previous version still interesting, potential for warp damage or other effects.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@monkeytroll: I'll keep it in mind for warp damage or other effects - nothing is ever useless.

Trying to get most of my progress done this weekend...


Rust effect starting with diluted Skrag Brown.


Followed up with diluted Fire Dragon Bright and Tau Light Ochre. Hmmm - front might not be the best view for this. Still, gone with subtle, slowly building up effects - don't want to over do it!


Testing flicking Doombull Brown (mostly left, lighter) and Rhinox Hide (right, darker) with a stipple brush.


Applied flicked Doombull Brown. This is supposed to represent dried blood, general grime etc. Again, just building up subtle (hopefully!) effects.


Lava, lava, lava! The usual suspects - Abaddon Black, Mephiston Red, Jokaero Orange, Averland Sunset, Ceramite White.


Some touch up to allow spots that make sense for static grass. (As much as they can near flowing lava... it's magic grass okay?)


Some brightening and blending-ish. Old Sunburst Yellow and Blazing Orange, watered down. Some Evil Sunz Scarlet, which, as an Air paint, apparently didn't need watering down. Finally some Nuln Oil.

So now comes the scary part - applying my Martian Ironearth adventures to my precious Chaos Warriors... wish me luck!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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6 foot underwater

Grime and weathering all looking good, suitably subtle.

I have every confidence in the lava working as planned

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@monkeytroll: Thank you as always!


Application of Martian Ironearth and Chaos Black.

Some new observations:
  • It is very hard to get the Martian Ironearth up to, but not touching, the feet.
  • It is even harder to stop the Chaos Black getting there. (It is quite fluid on top of the Martian Ironearth.)
  • It is also hard to get both under the miniatures.

  • Lessons learnt:
  • Push the Martian Ironearth in around the feet and rocks first, don't worry about building it up thickly there.
  • Build up from the middle out.
  • Except for Zarygor, who had the white around his feet, the others are going to be on black - they don't need the Chaos Black actually making it to their feet - this can be easily touched up later.
  • I'm going to have to redo some of the feet I expect.
  • Potentially mounting the miniatures up off the base a little would make this all easier.
  • Easier still would be to do the bases separate to the miniatures.

  • I had given that last one some thought previously, but I a) didn't want to deal with fiddly pinning or b) want to remove the tags from the miniatures. I think in future I will. Maybe just stick the removed tag under the base to keep them together. Although if I ever strip them, I'd have to place mix and match...


    Crackling begins...

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
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    Almost there! and yeah, painting base effects is always annoying on the integrated and tabbed base guys where you can't or its annoying to do them seperate...
       
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    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    @Vejut: Yup - I'm just out of practise


    Lava base dried and cracked - looks promising!


    Tidied up with Abaddon Black.


    All together now!

    Next steps:
  • Highlight the black base.
  • Clean up boots/stones where needed.
  • Probably run a gloss over the colour (lava) in the base.
  • Bloody Gladstone's shield and hand.
  • Attach shields to Gladstone and Cedric.
  • Purple eye(s) on Cedric's shield, purple gem on Zarygor's sword.
  • Test bloody hand on face of a test miniature.
  • Apply bloody hand on faces.
  • Bloody Cedric's mace.
  • Apply static grass.
  • Add blood spatter to Cedric and Gladstone (to match bloodied mace/shield).
  • Done?
  • Photograph for submission.

  • 4 days to go...

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
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    Oh yeah, models are looking ace with those bases, really strong 80s video game vibe.
       
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    6 foot underwater

    Oh yes, the bases work brilliantly with those guys

    Maybe an extra highlight on Zarygor's boots? In the group shot his boots get a little lost against the base...

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    heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
    imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
    Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
    Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

     
       
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    Wow! The base experimentation alone deserves the win. Awesome painting so far arakasi, it’s a shame the icons didn’t work how you’d hoped. It’s really tricky painting them so small. Good practice for next time! The graduated colours on the bases worked really well. Jealous of how they’ve come out!

    Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    @Viterbi: I wasn't going for an 80s video game vibe, just contrast to the white, but I'll take it .

    @monkeytroll: I think there were two issues with Zaryor's boots. 1) I got black on them, so they merged with the black lava - this I have fixed. 2) While he's standing on the hottest parts in an attempt to contrast with his darker boots, I underestimated the sheer amount of black still there. Maybe the grey highlights can help here... See what you think of the next photos.

    @gobert: Thank you for your kind words. I will give the icons another go in the future.


    Lava base drybrushed - Eshin Grey, Dawnstone, Administratum Grey - if you can tell. I guess it should add a little depth and less sheer black.


    Bloody hand practise with Blood for the blood god.


    Bloody hands. Also, feet have been touched up here.


    Lava 'ardcoated.


    Lava 'ardcoated, shields attached, bloodied shield and mace.

    Next steps:
  • Purple eye(s) on Cedric's shield, purple gem on Zarygor's sword.
  • Apply static grass.
  • Eyes! (missed this from last time!)
  • Add blood spatter to Cedric and Gladstone (to match bloodied mace/shield).
  • Done?
  • Photograph for submission.

  • 3 days to go...

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
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    Looking good Arakasi. The red hands turned out great, if you get to a full army I think you need the general or at least a champion with a hand drenched in blood!

    Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
       
    Made in gb
    Fixture of Dakka





    6 foot underwater

    Yep, his boots don't look so lost now.

    Good work on the hand prints, betting that was fiddly over the helmets.


    cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
    heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
    imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
    Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
    Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

     
       
    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    @gobert: I guess I will!

    So, I'm just missing a bit of fresh blood spatter on Gladstone and Cedric, and then making sure the base edges are tidy - so anything that needs attention - speak up now or forever hold your peace!


    Zarygor Bloodrage, Chaos Warrior.


    Lunkop Banesmite, Chaos Marauder.


    Gladstone the Large, Chaos Warrior.


    Cedric Hammerhand, Chaos Warrior.

    I'm not attempting four models again in one of these competitions!

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
    Made in gb
    Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






    They do look pretty awesome, and a group shot has to be worth extra votes too?

    Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
       
    Made in gb
    Fixture of Dakka





    6 foot underwater

    All looking good. Only thing I can think of is Gladstone's shield - not sure if looks like splattered blood, might just be the angle, but it doesn't seem random enough?

    cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
    heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
    imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
    Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
    Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

     
       
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    Norn Iron

    Dem bases...

    Great progress overall.

       
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    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    @monkeytroll: You managed to sneek a comment in while I was posting . Yes, the hand prints were fiddly over the helmets. I've attached an image of Gladstone from above, as the blood spatter is best viewed from this angle. Let me know if you still think it doesn't look random enough (although I may need more information in terms of direction in that case). It supposed to be as if he has beheaded someone in that shield nook by smashing it into the ground.

    @gobert: Group shots incoming soon!

    @Vermis: Thank you.



    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
    Made in gb
    Fixture of Dakka





    6 foot underwater

    Makes sense knowing the story behind it and swing it from the top. I'd be tempted to add a little more splatter with a flicked brush, but that's just me, not a necessity by any means Their


    cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
    heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
    imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
    Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
    Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

     
       
     
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