Switch Theme:

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/19: little spirit statue, no biggie)  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in ie
Longtime Dakkanaut







The sheer level of community, helpfulness, and sense of dedication toward reaching the goal in this thread is a credit to the hobby. Every time I check there is such a load of new information and updates that I take ages reading through and it never ceases to put a smile on my face.

Really hope the wings work out, Blackhand, you deserve a great outcome after all this effort.


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Gathering Storm wrote:I guess your right Gits, this thread really is a "chatty" blog.


You bring up a good point GS... perhaps it would be useful to have a "best of" post to catch the new folks up on where the chapter stands so far. Coudn't hurt and all those pages for a few photos is a lot of work.

So without more adieu, here is... Celebrating 2092 posts with "the best of the Mantis Warriors"... in order of completion...

First, the original artwork...



My Mantis Warriors of 20 years ago...



The first new marine... still the only "green" painted. This was before I'd decided that the Mk-6 armor would be limited to the Tranquility vets (also before I'd decided to comimission new shoulder pads & Blackhand decided to help out with new helmets and packs). Still, I suspect he'll find a permanent home in my command squad or the like.



The first Tranquility Sniper (sternguard).



The first re-painted dreadnought:



Experimental vanguard figure... melted before it could be completed but still a working prototype:



Whalemusic360's vanguard concept:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/103741-.html

First Great Marine Swap project: A tainted Mantis Warrior running with the Red Corsairs:



My Master of Scouts, Darius Stone (Telion):



Second re-painted dreadnought:



Second Great Marine Swap project: An ork nob *pretending* to be a Mantis Warrior (called a Bug Boy)



Other sternguard:









The new, Chapterhouse shoulder pads:





And lastly, my new venerable dread and his fellow T-snipers:



BLACKHAND'S Mantis Warrior custom head sculpts:















BLACKHAND's Mantis Warrior masterpiece:


BLACKHAND's Vanguard concept:



There you go! Many moths of effort in one post. Now you can by-pass 50+ pages of chit chat and get all caught up in one shot!

Gits

This message was edited 8 times. Last update was at 2011/02/08 18:55:54


   
Made in nl
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






vaasen , the netherlands

(Actually a clever sculptor would just make naginatas that literally looked like a katana on the end of a pole (which is not far from the truth) that way you'd only have to make one mold and the buyer could just cut them down to make the katana if that's what they wanted.) wait... did I just say that out loud??


a naginata is infact a katana on a pole. they used it in the war too cut the legs from horses and when your pole arm broke you had still a sword. but only a little sword (because you where a warrior) the knight had a really big sword called a nodachi (who where over 2 meters). this is aall way before the samurai.

maybe a cool idea for bikers a nodachi (which is one of the few japanese stabbing swords)


the banner is click able. it takes you to a magical country. if you don't believe me click and see for your self

 
   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

liking the green mw, the silencer on the bolt pistol is cool aswell. nice to see the marine coming together, keep practicing those gs skills, im sure youll come good in the end

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I love the dude with the surpressed Bolt pistol. That's an awsome pose.


We need to clone you so you can get this army FINISHED and we can see it all on the tabletop.

Great work. I hate yellow. I love your SternGaurd. That says something.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in gb
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Bristol, England

You have done a really good job I really like the flavour of the army and I am very impressed with the painting well done

DC:80S++G+M+B+IPw40k96#-D++A++++/fWD180R+T(T)DM+
Please check out my Wolves: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/333299.page
Space Wolves Ragnars Great Company (4000)
Ultramarines IV Company (4000)
Cadia's Foot your Ass (3000)
Khorne's Fluffy Bunnies (2500)
Praetorian Titan Legion (3 big angry robots + 1 skinny tech priest)
High Elves, Empire, Dark Elves, Brettonians 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks guys. Whalemusic is actually the creator of the bolt pistol guy you all like. I liked him too. That's why WM is going to help me build all the tacticals for my tourney army. They're very plain figures, but I'm confident he can give them flair and style. ... you know... 'cause that's what he does!

I thought it was a useful idea to get all my progress in one post, just so folks could see the whole thing in one go and putting things in context. I put a link at the very beginning of page one, so that newcomers don't have to wade though 56 pages of blog to get caught up. Hopefully, people will find it useful. Will probably do this occasionally whenever the body of work justifies it.

And I'm going to move my current WIP from the summary thread to here... where it's not quite so out-of-place..

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Just a bit of progress tonight on the legs. Things are pinned but not glued.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2010/11/11 12:50:22


   
Made in gb
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

I very much like your tainted mantis warrior, a very dynamiic pose, and it looks like he is not too upset at killing his former brothers in arms judging by the helmet on the base.
I also like the spiky bitz on his legs, they may not look too out of place on you assault marines. I also like the terminator legs on your experimental assault marine.

If yo went with fatty's idea of the naginata/ nodachi.... the old white scars biker models had a spear wielding loon who may suit your needs, I think I ended up giving it to one of my bloodclaws.

Overall, nice job... its great to see the army and your modelling/ painting skills develop as the project progresses.


Kanluwen wrote: What's that quote from Mauleed? "When you can make complete strangers on the Internet hate you, you know you're doing something magical."?
Hatemonger wrote: If that is true, then GW must be run by Gandalf and Nagash and Harry Potter and Tinker Bell, because this site alone is crapping rainbows worth of magical internet nerdrage.
- H8

18000+ points
3000+ points
Follow my Space Wolf building exploits here@ http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/321095.page  
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Todays progress.

Legs and now glued in place (after some additional hip socket grinding).

Body of power fist side has been built up a bit with GS.

Power fist arm is attached.

GS'd top of cabling that had been damaged by head removal.

Dropped gun, scope is now MIA. However, I found my stash of scopes which are actually the model I wanted on this gun all along, so now I don't have to remove the old one!



A riddle for you...

Q: It is plain to see that Sergeant Peltius is destined for greater things. Why is this true?

Hint: It has nothing to do with his missing head.
Hint: There is a (slight) clue in the way the question is asked.

Better Hint:
Spoiler:
It related to a certain series of hard-liquor TV adds that have aired in the US (at least) over the last couple of years.


give up??

The answer is...
Spoiler:
Because he's got a little "Captain" in him! (i.e. the pose looks like the figure in the Captain Morgan's Rum adds)


O.K., I never said it was a good riddle...



More to the point.

I need a really good bare head. The space between the shoulders is too small for a helmeted head, so even tough it pains me as I believe a marine not wearing his helmet is a sign of abject stupidity... I have no choice.

I see figures on dakka all the time with these awesome, very expressive heads... I want one of those for my sergeant. Please look through your memories and see if you can think of something. Does not have to be GW... as long as I can order it separately, can use what it comes with readily, or get it from a bits merchant... I'm good with it. I will not buy a $45 box of figures for a head though... that's out.

Thanks all!

Gits


OH, dantay... no, he's not upset at all. Faithless b-stards betrayed him and their allies the Tiger Claws. He's a Red Corsair now, though he wears his original colors as he believes he is still a "true" Mantis Warrior. And they all have spikey bits on their legs and arms... part of the insect look.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/11/11 20:27:15


   
Made in us
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






love the riddle and even moreso love the long show of pics of all the models you've gotten done! great work!

"Reality is, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
-Philip K. Dick
My BA Fluff: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325218.page
Turok 142nd=2000pts
Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
Sky-Wardens=WIP
Deathskull orks=2000pts 
   
Made in gb
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit






London, England

Haha, the Riddler you are not sir, however you do have an excellent ability to entertain and inspire so I guess it's not all bad.

Checking back in quickly, the guys are looking great. The group shot of the 5 marines and dread was beautiful, they really have come on leaps and bounds.

How far will you be extending the tranquillity scheme through the army? Just a squad or two or are you aiming for a whole sub-division within the army?

Blackhand, bad luck with the casting chap, hope you are able to fix it as the wings were looking very fine indeed. Best of luck.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
I believe we may have a difference of opinion on the riddle Sage .

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2010/11/11 20:55:59



No trees were hurt in the making of this sig, however many electrons were disturbed.
 
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





where am I? *looks around* Well i'm...errr...I...I...don't know!

The dread looks lovely, absolutely great! I think you've made the right choice to leave it banner-less. I personally think banners ruin the dreadnaughts look...

These are really nice, i prefer the tranquility marines to your normal one.

I really need to get a parallel thread going with my CF, arrrgh, so little time so many things going on!

Imp. Monkey




MAY YER BOLTER NAE FALTER!!!! 
   
Made in gb
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

Yes i had noticed, the forearms of the tranquility vets, I have actually had to go over the pics several times as each time i notice something i missed before. Did you use the old knife blades as mandibles?

Kanluwen wrote: What's that quote from Mauleed? "When you can make complete strangers on the Internet hate you, you know you're doing something magical."?
Hatemonger wrote: If that is true, then GW must be run by Gandalf and Nagash and Harry Potter and Tinker Bell, because this site alone is crapping rainbows worth of magical internet nerdrage.
- H8

18000+ points
3000+ points
Follow my Space Wolf building exploits here@ http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/321095.page  
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Cut the tusks off of a chaos termie.

   
Made in gb
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit






London, England

Sorry Gits that sounds like an imperative, have you started a weekly challenge or something that I should know about

Oh and btw I would but I don't think said termie would be too happy with me marching up to him with a jeweller's saw.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/11/12 00:12:55



No trees were hurt in the making of this sig, however many electrons were disturbed.
 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

No Len... I meant I cut the tusks off a chaos termie to get the mandibles. *sigh*. ...kids...

   
Made in gb
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit






London, England

Sorry I had to tease, been working flat out all day on assignments


No trees were hurt in the making of this sig, however many electrons were disturbed.
 
   
Made in us
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Robot Cat






T-county

One of dees maybe? Some good heads in there, plus those legs I had mentioned. I can spot you a head in the mean time if you want.
http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=101

Also, me making high movement models is kinda why it takes me FOREVER to get anything done

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2010/11/12 03:15:12


 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Oh those are excellent MW, I even went to MaxMini's site but missed those.

Believe it or not I raided my one box of tactical marines and found (with some modification) a head that works quite well. He's all assembled and drying now. Still a little bit of green stuffing to do, but even most of that is done.

Hope to have a pic of the essentially completed figure tomorrow. Once he's built... it's off to marine swap land for a couple of quick figs before getting back to the sternguard!

   
Made in us
Water-Caste Negotiator





Azusa, CA

interesting pieces WM...would go great for the iron hands or any vet actually

2400 pt WIP
2738 pt WIP
lizardmen 1313 pt WIP
take a look at my
gallery

 
   
Made in us
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






can't wait to see it! I love seeing your work! it make me long for the time where I get to hold one of your models in my hand!

i would find it an honor to play you if you ever hit up the east coast!

"Reality is, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
-Philip K. Dick
My BA Fluff: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325218.page
Turok 142nd=2000pts
Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
Sky-Wardens=WIP
Deathskull orks=2000pts 
   
Made in gb
Death-Dealing Dark Angels Devastator





England..

Great catch up post gitz..

The sternguard coming along nicely.

Jim..



"Only the DEAD have seen an End to WAR" - Plato


2010 W:3 L:4 T:5
2011 W:3 L:4 T:3 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

More progress...

GS work on left leg, chest plate and back plate. Modified and fit head. Back back added. Save ornamentation (chain saw blades and such, he's done.



@Sage: Love to play you... stranger things have happened!

Thanks Jim! Figured it was time for a catch-up post.


   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

looks cool, my only nitpic is the leg that is posed on the rock, where you have sculpted it makes the thigh look bowed, needs straightening out. otherwise awesome

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Good catch CL... as I mentioned before I'm not very good with GS. I'll do my best to fix that.

   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

Gitsplitta wrote:Good catch CL... as I mentioned before I'm not very good with GS. I'll do my best to fix that.


practice makes perfect lol seriously though, the more you do it the better you will get, should not be to hard a piece to fix?

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I don't think so... straighten the top of the thigh plate and flare the bottom cuff a bit so it's straight in profile too. I just have to cleanly define the edge of the armor plate which might be a bit tricky. I think I can figure it out though.

   
Made in fr
Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

Gitsplitta wrote:OMFG is that funny! Where the heck did that come from? That was Legolas right?! LOL! Thanks Yggs, you made my night!


That's from an "awesome" TV series called "How I met your mother"... check the link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Stinson

This show is really funny, easy to get even for non-English-native-speakers, if only for the character of Barney Stinson, who's "supposedly" the hero's best friend. This guy's awesome.

One of the most famous quotes :


Fifty wrote:
Yggdrasil wrote:So awesome, I can't help but share this piece of awesomness with you (just be sure to replace every "Barney Stinson" with "Gitsplitta"!)




Like button.


MOD ALERT : I demand that this post by Flinty be remembered when the Like Button feature is released !!! (for that's probably the only one I'll ever get )

Back on topic:


See, you claim to be sluggish hobby-wise, but your preview of all the awesome work you've done denies it! Also, thanks for the basing tutorial, it's really nice...


My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in au
Raging Rat Ogre





Perth WA

here is the Mantis idea I was throwing around at you before Git I went ahead and built/painted him today (no base yet) he's some kind of Sgt with the Mantis talons I guess they would be power weapons or just to look cool.

He turned out pretty good seeing as he was the first model I have ever painted that much green on before







hope he's useful I'll send him along with the heavy once I get the bits from you oh and this guy needs a Mantis pad badly feel free to include one for the poor guy... cheers!


 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Someone please explain to my how Santobell can scratch-build and paint a Mantis Warrior *with* an "arm of the Mantis" in ONE FREAKIN' DAY when it takes me weeks of fiddling to get one done!!

Go Ahead.... I'm waiting...... explain it!!

*sheesh*


...



Great job on the Mantis Santobell! Great job on the hinged chainsword. They're pretty straight-forward but you got to align them just right or they look crappy. Funny that you picked the exact same head that I just picked for my sternguard sergeant.

I'll send you a couple of pads along with the dev. I'm not sure about the arms on top... but I don't hate them either... will have to stare at them a while and see if they grow on me.

Well, if nothing else this thread and encouraged two other people to make really nifty Mantis Warriors! (Santobell & Blackhand). To be honest, I've never seen a Mantis Warrior that I didn't make before... it's pretty cool! :-)

   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: