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Almost done, I'd say ~66%
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Leicester

If that's freehand, very nice work!

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Folkvang

 Mothsniper wrote:
 Freya wrote:
 Mothsniper wrote:


 Freya wrote:
Final Submission for this month. I figured out how to use a camera guys!!! YEEEEEE


So I tried something new... not sure if it turned out well enough but I hope it looks grimdark and also pretty.

Grimdark indeed, the chaps seem to be in jolly good mood about it though very wolflike of them


I feel like it turned out okay. Not at the level of QAR... but I'll get there someday.

Yeah, Do you think the contrast can be bumped up a bit though?

I am still struggling to get to Ferya lvl eyes lolz


You mean the photos or the model paint color choices? Cuz if you're talking about the paint style it's supposed to be dark. It's called Grimdark. If about the photography... I just figured out how to make them look half decent so I'll get there I promise haha.

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 Jadenim wrote:
If that's freehand, very nice work!

Thanks! I've slowly been working myself up to do bigger freehand bits, so I figured this fella with all his big flat areas was ideal.
   
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Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

Scale creep is real, people. Here's Uthmog with the more recent Harry the Hammer.



I'll take fancy pictures tomorrow.

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I've had a rough end of August/start of September and lost a few weeks of hobbying.

I started working on my scratch-built Ironclad about a week ago and I'm hoping to be able to get it done by month's end. It's going to be tight!

The narrative behind my Kharadon Overlords will be a Halfling Junk Force, made up of scavengers and scavenger robots in lieu of Dwarves (*cough*Duardin*cough*). Think Borderlands meets Ian McQue. Their ships aren't particular new or fancy, but they're rugged, and they're continuously patched to keep them running.

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Most of the fiddly bits on the ship are separate right now for easy painting, plus the faithful crew to be added.

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Wow...that is some really JAW-dropping work!
   
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Folkvang

Holy chit... thats amazing!

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queen_annes_revenge wrote:Space dandy done.
That's excellent, there's nothing I can critique.

Freya wrote:
So I tried something new... not sure if it turned out well enough but I hope it looks grimdark and also pretty.
I think I slightly prefer the cleaner version of your style, but you have certainly nailed grimdark-ness and I like the freehand on the tilting plates. One thing I would have done differently, is to paint the muzzle flash on the plasma pistol with an energy glow effect rather than a fire effect.

Total wrote:Almost done, I'd say ~66%
That's some very sharp freehand.

Pariah Press wrote:Scale creep is real, people.
I know, right? I reckon there's almost enough material in the Harry figure to make two Uthmogs. They're both well painted though.

DV8 wrote:
I started working on my scratch-built Ironclad about a week ago and I'm hoping to be able to get it done by month's end.
However you paint it, that's an excellent build. The ribbed construction of the sail and keel is particularly good.


   
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Here is my finished Necron Overlord. Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s finished work.
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Folkvang

 Turaxa wrote:

Freya wrote:
So I tried something new... not sure if it turned out well enough but I hope it looks grimdark and also pretty.
I think I slightly prefer the cleaner version of your style, but you have certainly nailed grimdark-ness and I like the freehand on the tilting plates. One thing I would have done differently, is to paint the muzzle flash on the plasma pistol with an energy glow effect rather than a fire effect.


Yeah it's definitely a test run for the giggles. I figure I'll do that same style again for all the indomitus marines and then see what I'm feeling. For now I kinda like it a bit though I'm not fully sold on it. As to the pistol you're probably right. I actually considered taking the muzzle flash off cuz its volkite but I just decided to say feth it. I may end up removing it all together but im just gonna leave it for now. We'll see.

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Done two out of the four (the fifth is missing it’s right legs!)

Blocked two colours on the third (trying to do different colours for each horse. This third one is Rakarth Flesh, and I think might become my favourite.)
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I could probably do some blood splatter on him but I'll be finished for now. Any constructive criticism is welcome either here or in the vote thread.
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Still progressing...

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Germany

Now I know that the month is almost over, but I think I can still finish this in time

I'll be entering a de-nurglyfied Dark Imperium Death Guard marine, painted up in his original 30k colors.



and with the first layer of paint on him

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@pneumo that looks much better than the original. Not a fan of the guts and tentacle look on the current death guard range- you've sorted that out well with him.

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I like it to a certain extend, but I do feel like they are currently going way overboard. I believe this guy also had 7 or 8 bells on him, it's almost like the chaos version of purity seals
Good to know I'm not alone

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Bodt

Damn how did you get all the guff off him? I tried and just ended up butchering him. Although mine was an etb one...

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To be fair, this one didn't have that much on him. At least in terms of right on the armor. The biggest part was his belly, but even that was not completely stuck on. I got away with just cutting the folds of the loincloth up and smoothing everything out with a knife. The biggest difference is probably since I went and filled up pretty much all the rust/damage holes on him with green stuff.

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 Freya wrote:
 Mothsniper wrote:
 Freya wrote:
 Mothsniper wrote:


 Freya wrote:
Final Submission for this month. I figured out how to use a camera guys!!! YEEEEEE


So I tried something new... not sure if it turned out well enough but I hope it looks grimdark and also pretty.

Grimdark indeed, the chaps seem to be in jolly good mood about it though very wolflike of them


I feel like it turned out okay. Not at the level of QAR... but I'll get there someday.

Yeah, Do you think the contrast can be bumped up a bit though?

I am still struggling to get to Ferya lvl eyes lolz


You mean the photos or the model paint color choices? Cuz if you're talking about the paint style it's supposed to be dark. It's called Grimdark. If about the photography... I just figured out how to make them look half decent so I'll get there I promise haha.

I think it is the photos
Hmm.... I don't know man. I was thinking of Wayne Reynold-like crazy contrasts.

 
   
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 Mothsniper wrote:

I think it is the photos
Hmm.... I don't know man. I was thinking of Wayne Reynold-like crazy contrasts.


Yeah I have kinda been known to do crazy contrasts. And would it surprise you to know he's one of my favorite artists? Very heavily inspired by him. This month was a whole new theme for me. Very adventurous but definitely not something I'm comfortable with yet. Honestly for a first time trying it I feel half way decent. The crotch cloaks (cuz I dont ever remember Surcoat) were actually my main focus for color transitions this time.

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OK, the OP should be updated to this point.

Remember it’s not too late to enter, but we are almost out of month. For those (like myself) who use next month’s poll to remind themselves to crack down and get to work, consider this your warning. October will be the normal Halloween Special. If Para does not chime in with a specific title, I’ll just run with that. But hopefully he’ll come up with something a little more original. But you know the drill, spooks, goblins, scares, and things that go bump in the night. Maybe a pumpkin spike latte.

@Power Elephant - Sorry for the late response. You’ve participated before, and we know you aren’t trying to game the system by forgetting your proof pic. You have an early WIP to share? I’m big on the honor system; you say that you started within the month, I’ll believe you.

   
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I got a really good painting session in. I'll upload the final pictures tomorrow, this is just a sneak preview. I might go back and to a bit more work on the knife, other than that I'm really happy with him




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Bodt

Nice. Have you considered a dark pin wash for his recesses? I want to reach my brush through the screen and dab a dark oil wash onto him to pick out those deets...

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I have used a wash in all the recesses but it's more of a light brown. I did actually bought some burnt umber oil paint, however the thinner I got for it doesn't really seem to thin it
I did thin it with lighter fluid on a test mini, so I'll probably sleep on it and then see about it tomorrow.

Any other tips from you? I'm trying to get better at painting, so anything helps
I don't think he can compete with your Space dandy, I absolutely love what you did with him. Spectacular work!

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Bodt

Thanks for the kind words! It's all just practice.

For your death guard specifically, the paint work is nice and clean. I'd mainly work on trying to get contrast into the scheme. It's tough with death guard because they are very drab. Maybe some highlights on the green areas. you could add some spot colours on the knife, some bright rust or blood splatter perhaps?

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Well the practice is paying off

Good thing the month is not quite over yet! I did find that the blade is a bit too bland right now, so rust and/ or blood are a great suggestion. I'll try my hand at high-lighting the shoulderpads as well.
And yeah I agree, even in their pre-heresy colors they weren't the most flashy legion.
So thanks for the advice! I'll try it out and see how it goes

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 Pneumo wrote:
Well the practice is paying off

Good thing the month is not quite over yet! I did find that the blade is a bit too bland right now, so rust and/ or blood are a great suggestion. I'll try my hand at high-lighting the shoulderpads as well.
And yeah I agree, even in their pre-heresy colors they weren't the most flashy legion.
So thanks for the advice! I'll try it out and see how it goes


So a little trick I like is to make your highlights the brightest around the head. This draws the eye in to the focal point which is normally the face on my guys. So you could try adding some almost pure white around the top of the chest plate and his neck plate, and then on the helmet itself.

As for the blade, I'd personally go one or the other with rust/blood, as too much can look cluttered.

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This really is the last post for today though
Not that I wanted to be stabbed by that knife before, but now I really wouldn't want that thing anywhere near me I might go back to it tomorrow and add a few dots of bright orange in there as a final touch up.
I also tried to brighten up the head a bit, what do you think?



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