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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Thanks, Klaus! Good to see you around!

Well, it just took me a bit less than a year to come back and finish her up, so I wouldn't hold your breath for the paint

On a more serious note, I think I have an idea about how to paint her, so it might (only might, mind you!) not take that long...

Cheers!

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Fantastic work on the commissar Lt, and that new plane looks fantastic now that the primer ties all the bits together!

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good job on the plane-thing. Looks the part all in one colour.


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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Gits: Thank you!

@Dr H: Thanks!

Well, to make a long, boring story into a short and boring one, painting is not going as planned. What I guess might have been some paint/medium/solvent incompatibilities wound up with the paint peeling off from the wings down to the primer, so I'm working my way back up from there, re-basecoating now, so progress will the forthcoming.

I did remember to take some notes this time, so I think I might even know what went wrong, too

Meanwhile, I finished basing the Astropath from the IG Regimental advisors group, still have the other two (though I think the Officer of thee Fleet does not "exist" anymore in the current rules iteration) to go.



I tried a pale and consumed skin tonne on this one, plus making him blind (there's a purple shadow on the eye sockets that I could not make come out in the pics), for a "it is tough, being a psyker" look. It kind of worked out OK, me thinks.

C& are welcome!

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

With the gray primer, Valk looks like it is made of HIPS. Cool effect. But painted, it will be even cooler...

Mini looks a bit 'undead-ish'. Which is fitting, if you think about it. Nice work.


 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Love the contrasts of sallow skin and rich green.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Thank you both. Glad the sallow (Had to look that one up, hobby and culture, ) look shows, that, and the contrast with the robes, was the idea, good it seems to have worked out!

Speaking of paint, Valkyrie WIP, second try:



Some paint bleeds to touch up and/or battle-damage conceal later on, but not unhappy with her overall.

And a sneak peek of the cockpit-to-be:



(Ignore the base below, it was just there to hold it straight for the pic, )

Time for some brushwork next.

C&C are welcome!

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work on the outside, and I really like the seat colour.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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By the foot of the Andes

Thanks, Dr.!

Mounted:



And windshielded:



Progress is progress!

Cheers!

 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Excellent cockpit detail. The paint reminds me of a Grumman Hellcat-- that blue with white on the wings. ( a quick image search will suffice to see what I'm talking about) I like it. It says Imperial Navy much better than the usual green one sees on the Valk.

Sallow is cetrino? Or ictérico? (Had to look up ictérico. )

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it called me decrepit







This is absolutely balls-out amazing! It reminds me of the Gi Joe Dragonfly helicopter.

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Red H: Thanks, great to see you around!!

I was set on the white wings on blue even before I started the build, glad it looks well, then!

Both cetrino and ictérico would work for sallow, I'd guess - as in greenish/olive yellow skin tone -, the former would refer to the complexion itself, the later, for the skin tint from a liver problem.

@dave: Thanks! Can't go wrong with that,

Calling her done for now.



(Poor pics, but real camera batteries died on me, and phone camera is just meh for close up and light-challenging pics. There's somo more colour depth in the real thing)



Thanks for stopping by!




 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Stunning my friend!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Officer of the Fleet is under the Aeronautica Imperialis section of the Index. Lovely work on that smooooooth Valkyrie.

--Brian


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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Great job.

Unusually aerodynamic cockpit for the Imperium.
Looks good.


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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Now you have painted it you can really see it, looks amazing. Really cool idea and incredibly well done. Nice one.

 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Gits: Thank you, much appreciated!

@Brian: Officer of the fleet it is, then!

@Dr H: Re aerodinamics, one of the ideas for this one was to make it look like it could actually fly. Seems I pulled it off,

@stonned_astartes: Thanks!

For another change of pace, and since Brian brough it up, I digged out the Officer of the Fleet from the IG Advisors team and got right into it. I hadn't done this much in one mini in a day since... ever, I guess,

Not done, and tough white cloth next, but coming along:



C&C are always wwelcome!

Thanks for stopping by.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Heck that is amazing, I love the hair/wig! Beautiful work mate.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Thanks a lot, Graven!

And this is how he looked by the end of the weekend:



Mostly done, yet to base.

Cheers!

 
   
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Prospector with Steamdrill




Copenhagen, Denmark

Maybe it is the picture, but I think it could use a bit of shading between the hair and the forehead... right now the colors blend a bit
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@JMMelo: HI, mate! Good to see you! Point taken, and done. Final pics when based, thanks!

Some more quick pics of random miniatures painting:





C&C are welcome!

Cheers

Edit: Photos (though not great to begin with) didn't looked this washed out when uploading, Need to improve (also) in the picture taking front!

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Beyond the Beltway

Lighting, the right camera settings, and good software to edit. But mostly, the lighting. I've taken to using to lamps with 13W daylight bulbs in them, with the camera set specifically for that sort of light, and oddly enough, lowering the exposure setting. This may help avoid the washout.

The fleet officer is turning out well. Maybe some paint for his eyebrows?


 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

I tried to cut some corners and used my (not so) smart phone camera with no adjustable settings for macro or exposure for example.

Will stick with my old but "real" camera for the time being.

As for the eyebrows, thanks for the vote of confidence, but I doubt my hand and eyes are up to the task, !

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work. Good progress.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
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Beyond the Beltway

+3.00 reading glasses for the really fine details. Use your thumb as a rest for the paintbrush and voila, easy peasy to paint eyebrows. Also, if they don't work, have another wet brush handy to 'erase' them. Do one eyebrow at a time, and match the 2nd to the first. It's just a matter of experimentation and practice. The results are worth the effort.

Also, if one is a bit thick, simply thin it by painting the flesh tone over part of it. This also gives a nice bit of 'shading' under the eyebrow too, as a bonus.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Thanks, Dr!

@Red H: I have and use every now and then a magnifying glass on a mobile arm, with its own light (dayight bulb on it). +3, so same idea. As for "simply thin it by painting the flesh tone over part of it", I guess that's why taking notes when painting is a good idea after all, I guess! (Had a bit of a hard time trying to match the skin tone, 'cause it turned out I hadn't taken proper notes,

Lets see,



And very up close and personal:



(Zoomable in the Gallery)

Thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers

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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Job's a good'un. He looks great.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Thanks again Doc!

Arco-flagellants, done and based:









C&C are welcome.

Thanks for stopping by!

 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Oooh. Gribbly. Like them, really strong colours , works well.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)
 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work on the creepy flail guys.

Any c&c on the models has been erased by zooming in.
Instead, I'll c&c the photos: more light. The real shadows are a bit too strong and make the skin in particular look flat from afar with all the shading coming from the shadow, not paint (whereas zooming in shows that you have shaded and highlighted).

A diffuse light from the front (close to the same angle as the camera) would help eliminate real shadows and let us see all your hard work.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
 
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