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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







So, next up are one of the Cultist squads.

I've decided to limit the colours with these and try and get a Mad Max look to them, with black and brown leather, brown, white and beige cloth and only use other colours for small touches.

As many of them are repeat casts, I'm trying to give them all individuality in their colour layout.
Skin tones will vary between them, but undecided on by how much except that the heavy weapon chap will be the token black guy... or at least the darkest of the bunch.

This is with just the base coats on and the start of building up the depth in some of the colours.


More later...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

OOOooo, grubby.

Looking good Dr




 
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







Looking good so far, I'm starting on the CC cultists and was thinking of going for a similar scheme (damn you!).




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Cam.

OneManNoodles wrote:Looking good so far, I'm starting on the CC cultists and was thinking of going for a similar scheme (damn you!).
Thanks OMN. Ha ha, sorry. Do not be discouraged though, these cultists do scream out for this kind of scheme.
That said, I will probably go very different with the other squad.

So, I've done a bit more work on these. A bit more highlighting on the black areas and mostly done the skin. I've tried to get a variation in the skin tones, some a quite light and some are (slightly) darker. It's actually quite difficult to depart from the Caucasian tone really. I've done a little research, but it's difficult to pick out the paint layer colours required for non-Caucasian. Need to do a bit more research and practice. But I am happy with the tone on the heavy weapon chap.

The skin may get a bit more work once I've added more of the other colours and can see how they contrast (the heavy weapon in particular).

Thanks. Until next time.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Mysterious Techpriest







Indeed they do.
Very Nice skin tones with really nice contrast.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Noodles, I'm glad you think so.

Progress continues...


I keep finding things that need paint just as I think I'm nearing the end... I'll get there eventually...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

They are quite detailed models I have noticed.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Camkierhi wrote:
They are quite detailed models I have noticed.
Yeah, at least these are not over-detailed, unlike some of the other chaos models (and some of the other GW models too). Not that I can talk really (with my adding details to things), but more is not always better. Not mentioning any names, Chaos Lord Krannon...

Anyway, it's also to do with me painting one colour, thinking I'm all done and moving on to the next and then finding something that I meant to paint with the previous paint... So, some of these have one colour all done from shadows to highlights and then another colour that is only part done.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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 gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I would have uploaded this yesterday, but the server migration prevented it. However, thanks to Lego it is fixed and the perpetual "show and tell" can continue...

The cultists are pretty much finished (still got the bases to do), if you spot any issues speak now, thanks.


You may also have noticed that the leader of this group has been missing from the last couple of updates. This is because he has lagged behind on the painting front and today's job is to get him done...ish... then I'll base them all and they will be up for sale (hopefully by the weekend).


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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 gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Look good to me, nothing glaringly obvious. Skin tones look brilliant.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Camkierhi wrote:
Look good to me, nothing glaringly obvious. Skin tones look brilliant.
Thanks Cam, good to know. Glad you think so, tricky (as you know) to get skin looking right.

Here's Tetchvar as he is at the moment. There's a few little bits of touching up to do and I need to decide on a hair colour for him...


That and bases tomorrow and then I'll take some proper pictures.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Nothing to add, looking really good, in their own, odd chaosy way.

Nicely achieved skin tones, with contrast and variety.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







I love that piping along the leader's coat! I wish I had that kind of brush control!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Littletower wrote:Nothing to add, looking really good, in their own, odd chaosy way.

Nicely achieved skin tones, with contrast and variety.
Thanks LT. Glad everyone is liking the skin, I've not done a lot in the past and not had any comments on whether it was good or not (ignoring the Ork Driver for now).

dsteingass wrote:I love that piping along the leader's coat! I wish I had that kind of brush control!
Thanks Dave, resting both hands on a solid object and against each other and take your time to do it little by little (took about half hour to do a layer of orange then the yellow). The piping is moulded on to this model, which makes it a little easier. Still required a fair bit of tidying along the outside edge as I went though.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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 gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







The Cultists of Sect Tetchvar are done.

Thoughts, comments, votes are all welcome.





[Thumb - Cultists of Sect Tetchvar final.jpg]
Cultists of Sect Tetchvar

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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 gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Excellent job, leader looks brilliant. Glad you did something with his hair. Here's hoping for a quick sale.




 
   
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Charleston, SC

Nice cultists, Doc!

I prefer their muted color palette.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Excellent work! That heavy is soo munda

Can I offer one slight suggestion though? the grey highlights look a bit too pasty/drybrushed. May I suggest a grey glaze over it all to soften it up a bit?
In contrast, the arms already have that effect with the dirt/grime.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2014/03/28 15:42:52


"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Camkierhi wrote:Excellent job, leader looks brilliant. Glad you did something with his hair. Here's hoping for a quick sale.
Thanks Cam.
I was originally planning on giving him blond hair and then thought I'd try to make it look like sun-bleached brown hair (hence the brown first coat), but I ended up going a little too far with the bleaching and he wound up blond anyway... Instead of going down the path of back-and-forth with the hair, I called it done.

Moltar wrote:Nice cultists, Doc!

I prefer their muted color palette.
Thanks Moltar.
Yeah, another experiment. I don't usually limit myself with colour but thought I'd see if I could give them individuality (on identical models) within the colour palette limits. I think that worked well and it leads to a uniform look to the squad (as mutually exclusive that may seem as first).

I'll post up the link once they are on ebay.

And with these done, we all know what that means... back to the tank...


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 dsteingass wrote:
Excellent work! That heavy is soo munda

Can I offer one slight suggestion though? the grey highlights look a bit too pasty/drybrushed. May I suggest a grey glaze over it all to soften it up a bit?
In contrast, the arms already have that effect with the dirt/grime.
Hey Dave. Thanks. Yeah, I was tempted to give his gun hazard stripes but, limited palette.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I did go far too far with them on the first go and toned them down then re-highlighted again... and in places gone a bit too far again. It looks worse in the blown up pictures then IRL. These are meant as only tabletop level, but I'll see how they get on and re-visit them if they're not snapped up. If they were for my own army, or silver / gold level, then I would have gone further to make these better.

Also, I set a personal best time of just under 2 hours each on these. So that's also good news.

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







The cultists are now up on ebay ==>Here


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Very nice doc, but think you need to re-base them standing in the surf now.......

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 monkeytroll wrote:
Very nice doc, but think you need to re-base them standing in the surf now.......
Thanks MT.
and to you again. It's a rocky beach of the kind that makes everyone walk funny.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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
Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Sydney

A lovely bunch of murderers and cut-throats!

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Lamby wrote:
A lovely bunch of murderers and cut-throats!
Thanks Lamby. Glad you think so.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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 gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Next up is Kranon the Relentless.
Due to the unique way he is assembled (i.e. his arms attach the the cloak piece, but only after that is attached to the body... ) he is best painted in pieces.
There's so much detail crammed on this model it's really difficult to tell what you are actually painting, even with a magnifying glass. I expect many occasions in the coming days of " that's supposed to be this colour, not that colour".

I have mostly settled on a scheme and it is mostly based on the official Crimson Slaughter scheme of red and gold.
A few changes though; The red will be deeper and darker (the main paint I'm using is called Crimson... seemed to make sense).
To contrast with this, the gold trim will be quite light.

The cloak, however, will not be blue. As I don't think it goes with the chaos thing, especially the lighter blue I'm often seeing. Yes, it's probably referencing back to his loyal past (but even then he seemed to be a pretty brutal chap, so would he really pick a nice bright blue cloak... I don't think so). A darker blue may be better, but I'm going to go with black (to start with) on the outside and then a cream/bone colour to the inside. The chaos details on the cloak I'm currently planning on red, possibly a brighter red than the armour.

The ghost-y faces that are all over the place will likely be a greeny-blue, the bone and skull bits with likely be bone coloured and the fur will be something that works with the rest of it when I get there... and there's probably more things that I've missed and will decide when I find them...

Here's the armour colour as it is, but will get a bit more highlighting once dry.
The paint I'm using is a gloss, but he won't be so glossy when I've finished.


Thoughts?


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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
Decrepit Dakkanaut







I like the gloss contrasting the flat, actually. It looks like blood.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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 dsteingass wrote:
I like the gloss contrasting the flat, actually. It looks like blood.
Thanks Dave. Well maybe I'll gloss it up at the end if it looks like it'll work once I've done all the bling on him (most of those matt surfaces will be metal so there won't be that much matt left).
For now though, I've given him a matt coat. Although I think the matt-ness of my current tin of matt varnish is getting as low as the volume, as he's ended up more satin than matt. I'll accept it for now.

So the red is done. It's very dark unless you have a bright light on him like in the below photo'. The blending was pretty quick and painless and I hope it actually shows.


Next job, I think (it's quite difficult to decide what to do with all the bling... enough complaining, Doc, get on with it...), will be to base coat the metals and then do the inside of the cloak. Then I can stick him together and see what's going on with the gun arm/shoulder/where it meets the body and then probably do the ghosty bits before finishing the metals... maybe...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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 gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I have base-coated the metals with my usual brass paint for what will be the light gold parts, and gunmetal for the (few) silvery metal parts. Some may or may not change as I progress (there really is a lot of gold parts...).

I've also started on the inside of the cloak. This is only 1/3rd done really, it'll go all the way up to bone eventually.
I'm attempting to paint in some texture to the cloth, so if you can see streaks in the paint, those are intentional (for the moment...).


Until next time...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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and here's the progress on the cloak and how it looks on the model.


The cloak will get lighter still on the parts that are more visible. I think it frames the dark armour nicely.
Thoughts?


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And here he is with an arm on. Not glued yet, but can't see any more issues. The sword arm will have to stay off until the end.


I might do the outside of the cloak with the same technique. Be consistent an' all.

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Looks brilliant, looks oppulent! Great stuff.




 
   
 
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